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Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Personal Deity Yoga

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First empty the mind, visualize the Root Guru appearing above your crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant the Root Guru Heart mantra 7 times. Pray to the Root Guru to empower you so that the practice will be auspicious. Visualize your parent, children, relatives, friends, and enemies join you in this practice.

Wake Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.

1. Recite the Purification Mantra

Speech Purification: Om, syo-lee syo-lee, ma-ha syo-lee, syo-syo-lee, so-ha.

Body Purification: Om, syo-do-lee, syo-do-lee, syo-mo-lee, syo-mo-lee, so-ha.

Mind Purification: Om, wa-dzi-la-dam, ho ho hum.

Earth God Mantra: Man sam-man-do, moo-toh-nam, om, doo-loo doo-loo dei-wei, so-ha.

2. Recite the Invocation Mantra

Om ah hum, so-ha. (3 times)

We sincerely invoke:

Namo Root Guru Living Buddha Lian-shen

Namo Great White Padmakumara

Namo Lotus Light Self-Mastery Buddha

Namo the lineage gurus of True Buddha School

( In the place of this note, each local chapter may invoke the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectiors enshrined at its altar accordingly. When practicing at home, one may invoke the deities present at one’s shrine.)

Namo all Buddha of the Ten Directions and Three Times, all Bodhisattvas.

3. Great Homage Using Visualization

4. Mandala Offering

5. Fourfold Refuge

6. Armor Protection:

7. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra:

8. Recite the Rebirth Mantra:

9. Recite the Root Guru (Padmakumara) Heart Mantra

10. Mudra and Visualization

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Vajra Samaya Mudra (Pearl Holding Mudra): Hold both hands at the navel chakra, back to back, with the right hand over the left hand. Maneuver the little finger of the left hand to reset between the thumb and index finger of the right hand. Maneuver the thumb of the left hand to rest between the little finger and ring finger of the right hand.

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Visualization: First empty the mind.

Chant the Emptiness mantra


Om, si-ba-wa, su-da, sa-er-wa, da-er-ma, si-ba-wa, su-do-hang. (3 times)

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(1) Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. A moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Inside the moon disc is the yellow “Sanskrit seed syllable “ha”, emitting great white light.
(2) The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva. Avalokitesvara’s body is a brilliant white and he wears a Five-Buddha Crown and a cassock. Sitting on a many petalled lotus, Ksitigarbha holds a bright precious pearl with both hands.
(3) Visualize the precious pearl sending forth a brilliant white light that travels in an arc to enter one’s body through the crown chakra. As a result, one’s entire body is purified.

11.Recite the Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Heart mantra

Hold mala beads in front of the chest and move each bead with the thumb during chanting. Visualize the left hand transform into a vajra bell and the right hand into a vajra scepter. The mother bead or emblem transforms into the Many Jewels-Buddha’s Stupa and the four “ divider deads” transform into the Four Deva Kings. The tassel transforms into a “lotus hand” while the string threading through the breads transforms into a circle of inherent white light of Vajrasattva. During mantra chanting, when a bead is moved, visualize Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva appear inside the bead and become to the forefront.

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra that Removes Fixed Karma:

Om, pun-lah-moh lin-toh-lin, so-ha. (108 times)

Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Hear mantra:

Om, ha ha ha, wei sam-mo-yeh, so-ha. (108 times)

12. Entering Samadhi

(Nine clcle Breathing, Entering of the Deity into Oneself, Release of Oneself into the Cosmic Consciousness, Breath Counting)

13.Emerging from Samadhi:

Praise Verse

Ocean deep are the Original Vows of Ksitigarbha

Not attaining Boddhahood until the hell realms are empty

Benefiting humans as well as devas

Realizing Boddhahood when all beings are liberated.

Di-zang ben-yuan shen-ru-hai

Di-yu bu-kong bu-cheng-fo

Li-yi ren-tian da-pu-sa

Zhong-sheng du-jin zheng pu-ti

14. Chant the Principal Heart Mantras:

Om, ah-mee-deh-wah-she

(Amitabha Buddha Heart Mantra)

Om, mani padme hum

(Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Heart Mantra)

Om, pun-lah-moh lin-toh-lin, so-ha

(Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mantra that removes Fixed Karma)

Om, ha ha ha, wei sam-mo-yeh, so-ha

(Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Heart Mantra)

Om, dze-lee dzu-lee, zhun-tee, so-ha

(Maha Cundi Bodhisattva Heart Mantra)

Om, jum-bah-lah, chan-lan chah-nah-yeh, so-ha

( Yellow Jambhala Heart Mantra)

Om ah hum, be-dza, gu-ru, beh-ma, sid-dhi, hum, she

(Guru Padmasambahva Heart Mantra)

Om ah hum, gu-ru-bei, ah-ha-sa-sa-ma-ha, lian-sheng sid-dhi-hum

(Padmakumara Boddhisattva Heart Mantra)

Deh-yah-tah, om, beh-ka-dzee-yah, beh-ka-dzee-yah, ma-ha beh-ka-dzee-yah, la-dza-sah-mo-kyah-doh-heh, so-ha

(medicine Buddha Heart mantra)

15. Recite the Buddha’s Name:

Namo the 36 trillion 119 thousand and 500 Amitabha Buddhas. (108 times)

Na-mo san-shi-liu-yi yi-shi-yi-wan jiu-qian-wu-bai tong-ming-tong-hao ah-mi-tuo-fo

16. Dedication:

May Ksitigarbha be my Personal Deity
may all beings in nether worlds be liberated
may I practice Bodhisattva Way every day
Transforming the bright pearl into myriad light

May all who uphold the name of Amitabha Buddha

Be born together in the Pure Land of His Western Paradise

Repaying the Fourfold Generosity from above

And aiding those who suffer in the Three Paths below

Upon seeing the Buddha

May I be liberated from the cycle of birth and the death

And may I develop the qualities of Buddhahood

And thus free all who suffer

I,______ (your name), dedicate the merits of this practice to the Root Guru, May the Root Guru always be healthy, remain in Samsara, never enter Nirvana, and forever turn the Dharma Wheel. May everyone be healthy, free of hindrances, strong in cultivation, and may all circumstances become auspicious.

May all supplications be completely fulfilled

May hindrances be removed. Wun!

17.Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra:

Om, be-dza, sah-do sa-ma-ya, ma-nu bah-la-ya, be-dza sah-do deh-nu-pahdeh- cha, zhe-jo mi-bah-wa, soo-do ka-yu mi-bah-wa, soo-poo ka-yu mi-bahwa, an-nu-la-do mi-bah-wa, sa-er-wa, sid-di, mi-bu-la-ya-cha, sa-er-wa, kaer- ma, soo-cha-mi, ji-ta-moo, see-li-yam, gu-ru hum, ha-ha-ha-ha-hoh, bahga- wan, sa-er-wa, da-ta-ga-ta, be-dza, ma-mee mun-cha, be-dzi-ba-wa, ma-ha sa-ma-ya, sah-do-ah, hum, pei. (3 times)

18.Great Homage Using Visualization: (Same as step 3)

19.Recite the Completion Mantra: Om, bu lin. (3 times)

Om Mani Padme Hum.


Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.

End of Practice:

May all endeavors be auspicious.