Adhichitta Dharani

Adhichitta Dharani

A dharani, extracted from the “Primordial Space of Samantabhadra” practice cycle
(published with the permission of Lama Ivo)

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Adhichitta Dharani

Explanations on the practice by Lama Ivo

This Dharani was given by Guru Rinpoche with the special blessing approval to be used by anybody, under any circumstances. The mantra is a direct link to our own enlightened nature and each utterance will have beneficial effect on us and our surroundings. By using it the inner and outer fear will subside.

It is not needed to repeat this mantra again and again, or for a long time. It can be used when difficulties arise, or just when one feels the need. It can be used anywhere – in the bathroom, on Mt. Everest, in the office, in bed. The first recitation is done aloud, softly and slowly. After that you can recite in your mind silently or verbally in whatever manner you want, as long as you do not disturb anybody. The Adhichitta Dharani is especially useful in places where there is a lot of suffering – at noisy and busy places, at hospitals, in prison, anywhere where there are a lot of people and the environment is very disturbed and unbalanced. You can use it also when everything is fine.

If you want to bring calm to a place or to bring balance and harmony to anything, you can use the mantra while touching with your hand. If you touch the Earth, the Dharani will help with the healing of the Earth, if you touch a building you can use it to create an auspicious connection to the beings inside, if you touch a sick person, it will bring them benefit, etc. If you can not reach, you can just open your palms in the direction of the object you want to benefit. The important point is not to disturb anyone.

This Dharani is part of a class of teachings which can benefit even beings who have no connection to the spiritual path. If you want to practice it, you can write it down on a piece of paper and learn it by heart. After learning it, burn the piece of paper and keep the mantra inside your mind.

The accent of the longer words is on the penultimate syllable. The three parts of the mantra are recited together, as a whole.

Adhichitta Dharani, recited by Lama Ivo: