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The Dharani of Great Compassion

Sanskrit

The Sanskrit version of the chant has been published in the book Bodhisattva of Compassion: The Mystical Tradition of Kuan Yin. The text also appears on the Daily Pure Land Practice webpage, and I have reproduced it below.

Namo Ratna Trayaya Namah Arya Avalokiteshvaraya

Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya Mahakarunikaya Om Sabalavati

Shudhanatasya Namas Krivanimam Arya Avalokiteshvara

Lamtabha Namo Nilakantha Shri Mahapatashami

Sarvatodhusuphem Asiyum Sarvasada Nama Bhaga Mabhatetu

Tadyatha Om Avaloki Lokate Kalati Eshili Maha Bodhisattva

Sabho Sabho Mara Mara Mashi Mashi Ridhayum Guru Guru Gammam

Turu Turu Bhashiyati Maha Bashiyati Dhara Dhara Dhirini

Shvaraya Jala Jala Mama Bhamara Mudhili Edyehi Shina Shina

Alashim Bhalashari Bhasha Bhashim Bharashaya Hulu Hulu Pra Hulu

Hulu Shri Sara Sara Siri Siri Suru Suru Budhi Budhi Budhaya

Budhaya Maitriye Nilakantha Trisharana Bhayamana Svaha

Sitaya Svaha Maha Sitaya Svaha Sitayaye Shvaraya Svaha

Nilakanthi Svaha Pranila Svaka Shri Sidha Mukhaya Svaha

Sarva Maha Astaya Svaha Cakra Astaya Svaha Padma Keshaya

Svaha Nilakanthe Pantalaya Svaha Mobholishankaraye Svaha

Namo Ratna Trayaya Namah Arya Avalokita Ishvaraya Svaha Om

Sidhyantu mantra Pataye Svaha!

Sanskrit

The only recording that I have found of the Dharani of Great Compassion in Sanskrit was available on the Hall of Wind webpage as of this writing. In this rendition, the pronunciation seems to differ slightly from the text as written above. I don't know the exact reason for this difference. It is possible that the chanters on the recording are Tibetan or Chinese and so render the chant with a slightly different accent than the original. It is also possible that the text given above does not represent the actual sounds very well. Following is my attempt to render the chant as it occurs on this particular CD:

Namo Ratna Trayaya

Namo Aryavalokiteshvaraya

Bodhisattvaya

Mahasattvaya

Mahakarunikaya

Om Sabalavati

Shudhanatasya

Namas Krivanimam Aryavalokiteshvaraya

Lamtabha

Namo Nalakinthi

Shri Mahapatashami

Sarva Avatu Shupam Asiyam Sarvasada

Namo Tasata

Namo Bhaga Mabhatetu

Tadyatha

Om Avaloki Lokate

Kalati Eshili

Maha Bodhisattva

Sarva Sarva

Mara Mara

Mahema Hridhayam

Guru Guru Gammam

Turu Turu Bhajayati

Maha Bhajayati

Dhara Dhara Dhirini

Shvaraya

Jala Jala

Mama Bhamara

Mudhili Edhyehi

Shina Shina

Alsham Blashari

Bhasha Bhasham Bharashaya

Hulu Hulu Para

Hulu Hulu Shri

Sara Sara

Shiri Shiri

Suru Suru

Budhiya Budhiya

Budhaya Budhaya

Maitriya Nalakinthi

Tarashina Bhayamana Svaha

Shitaya Svaha

Maha Shitaya Svaha

Shita-yogeshvaraya Svaha

Nalakinthi Svaha

Paranala Svaha

Shri Samha Mukhaya Svaha

Sarva Maha Shitaya Svaha

Cakra Shitaya Svaha

Padma Kasaya Svaha

Nalakinthi Pangtalaya Svaha

Mabhalishankaraya Svaha

Namo Ratna Trayaya

Namo Aryavalokiteshvaraya Svaha

Om Sintu Mantra Pataya Svaha!

Original Sanskrit

Chinese With Translation

na mo he la da nuo duo la ye ye Hail to the Three Treasures! na mo e li ye / po lu jie di shao bo la ye Hail to the noble Avalokiteshvara! pu ti sa tuo pe ye Bodhisattva.mo he sa tuo pe ye Mahasattva.mo he jia lu ni jia ye Great Compassionate One! Nan sa pan la fa ye Om. He who surmounts fear! Suo de nuo da xie (cont'd) He who surmounts fear! Na mo xi ji li tuo yi meng e li ye pe lu ji di shr fo la Having adored the noble Avalokitesvara, leng tuo pe may I enter .na mo nuo la jin chi Hail Blue Necked One! xi li mo he pan duo sa mie Great Cleansing! sa pe e tuo dou shu peng e shi yun sa pe sa duo All Victorious! - All intentions fulfilled! Na mo pe sa duo (cont'd) All intentions fulfilled! Na mo pe qie mo fa te dou All paths of existence Cleared.da zhi tuo Thusnan e pe lu xi lu jia di Om. The Seer! looks down! jia la di yi xi li goes beyond the world.mo he pu ti sa tuo Maha Bodhisattvasa pe sa pe All .. All .. mo la mo la Defiled ... defiled.mo xi mo xi li tuo yun The Earth . The Earth. It is the heart! Ju lu ju lu jie meng Do! Do! The Work! Du lu du lu fa she ye di Hold on! Hold on tightly.mo ho fa she ye di Great Victor! Tuo la tuo la di li ni Stay! Stay! I hold on.shi fuo la ye Creator.zhe la zhe la Move. Move.mo mo fa mo la my sealmu di li yi xi yi xi Undefiled. Come Come.shi nuo shi nuo Hear! Hear! E la shen fuo la she li Joy rises in me! Fa sha fa shen fuo la she ye Speak. Speak. Direct me.hu lu hu lu mo la --- hu lu hu lu xi li --- suo la suo la --- xi li xi li ---- su lu su lu ----- pu ti ye pu ti ye awake. Awake.pu tuo ye pu tuo ye Awakened. Awakened.mi di li ye nuo la jin chi Merciful one. Blue Necked One! Di li shai ni nuo pe ye mo nuo suo pe he Daring One. Joyous One! Amen! Xi tuo ye suo pe he Successful one. Salutations! Mo he xi tuo ye suo pe he Great successful one. Salutations! Xi tuo yu yi shi pan la ye suo pe he Masterful. Creator. Salutations! Nuo la jin chi suo pe he Blue Necked One. Salutations! Mo la nuo la suo pe he boar faced! Salutations! Xi lu seng e mu que ye suo pe he Powerful Lion Headed. Salutations! Suo pe mo he e xi tuo ye suo pe he Weapon Holder. Salutations! Zhe ji la e xi tuo ye suo pe he Wheel holder. Salutations! Bo tuo mo jie xi tuo ye suo pe he Lotus Holder. Salutations! Nuo la jin chi pan qie la ye suo pe he Blue Necked. All causing! Salutations! Mo pe li sheng jie la ye suo pe he Beneficient One. Salutations! Na mo he la da nuo duo la ye ye Hail to the Three Treasures! Na mo e li ye / po lu jie di / shao pan la ye suo pe he Hail noble Avalokita. Salutations! Nan xi dian du man duo la ba tuo ye suo pe he ---- Powerful meditation. Purified! Salutations!

Sanskrit

The following romanized Sanskrit and translation are from a web page of the Zen Buddhist Order of Hsu Yun, with minor corrections. I have adjusted the line breaks to follow the pattern of chanting in a recording from a CD purchased through the Hall of Wind web site. In the English translation, dashes --- indicate some phrases that were not translated (or perhaps not translatable).

Namo Ratna Trayaya Hail to the Three Treasures! Namah Aryavalokiteshvaraya Hail to the noble Avalokiteshvara! Bodhisattvaya BodhisattvaMahasattvaya MahasattvaMahakarunikaya Great Compassionate One! Om Sabalavati Om. He who surmounts fear! Shudhanatasya (cont'd) He who surmounts fear! Namas Krivanimam Aryavalokiteshvara Having adored the noble Avalokitesvara, Lamtabha may I enter.Namo Nilakantha Hail Blue Necked One! Sri Mahapatashami Great Cleansing! Sarvatodhushuphem Ashiyumious! Sarvatodhushuphem Ashiyumious! - All intentions fulfilled! Nama Bhasata (cont'd) All intentions fulfilled! Nama Bhaga Mabhatetu All paths of existence cleared.Tadyatha ThusOm Avaloki Lokate Om. The Seer! looks down! Kalati Eshili goes beyond the world.Maha Bodhisattva Maha BodhisattvaSarva Sarva All .. All .. Mara Mara Defiled ... defiled.Mashi Mashi Ridhayum. The Earth. The Earth. It is the heart! Guru Guru Gamam. Do! Do! The Work! Turu! Turu! Bhashiyati Hold on! Hold on tightly.Maha Bhashiyati! Great Victor! Dhara! Dhara! Dhirini. Stay! Stay! I hold on, Shvaraya Creator, Jala Jala Move. Move.Mama Bhamara my sealMudhili Edhyehi Undefiled. Come Come.Shina Shina. Hear! Hear! Alashim Bhalashari Joy rises in me! Bhasha Bhashim Bharashaya Speak. Speak. Direct me.Hulu Hulu Pramala --- Hulu Hulu Shri --- Sara Sara --- Siri Siri ---- Suru Suru ----- Budhi. Budhi. Awake. Awake.Budhaya Budhaya Awakened. Awakened.Maitriye Nilakantha Merciful one. Blue Necked One! Trisharana Bhayamana Svaha Daring One. Joyous One! Amen! Sitaya Svaha Successful one. Salutations! Maha Sitaya Svaha Great successful one. Salutations! Sitayaye Shvaraya Svaha. Masterful. Creator. Salutations! Nilakanthi Svaha Blue Necked One. Salutations! Pranila Svaha Boar Faced! Salutations! Shri Siddha Mukhaya Svaha Powerful Lion Headed. Salutations! Sarva Maha Astaya Svaha Weapon Holder. Salutations! Chakra Astaya Svaha Wheel holder. Salutations! Padma Kesaya Svaha. Lotus holder. Salutations! Nilakante Pantalaya Svaha. Blue Necked. All causing! Salutations! Mobholishankaraye Svaha. Beneficient One. Salutations! Namo Ratna Trayaya Hail to the Three Treasures! Namah Aryavalokiteshvaraya Svaha. Hail noble Avalokita. Salutations! Om Sidhyantu Mantra Pataye Svaha. Powerful meditation. Purified! Salutations!

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