Now I will give you some mantras through oral
transmission. First the Buddha's mantra. While reciting this, remember
Buddha Sakyamuni is the manifestation of compassion and wisdom:
Om Muni Muni Maha Muniye Soha.
Next is the mantra of Avalokiteshvara, or the
manifestation of Buddha's compassion. Recitation of this mantra is
useful to increase altruism:
Om Mani Padme Hung.
Then the mantra of Manjusri, the manifestation
Buddha's wisdom. In Tibet there is a custom, especially for children, to
make a special effort to recite this mantra when they start studying or
learning. When I was young, I made a special meditation for the recitation
of this mantra; according to my own experience, there seems to have been
some benefit, although very short. (laughter) It seems there is some
real effect. Therefore, I believe this mantra is very useful for
intelligence and the mind:
Om Ara Patsa Na Dhi.
Lastly the mantra of the Goddess Tara. This is the
manifestation of Buddha's energy. This is very useful for everything.
For long life, good health, wealth; for those people who want children
--the recitation of this mantra is very good; and for those who do not
want children, I think the recitation of this mantra may be useful.
(laughter) For a good marriage, for everything, this is quite helpful
and useful. We describe the goddess Tara as a very able sort of deity.
So that' s good, isn't it?
Om Tare Tutare Ture Soha.