Simhamukha Heart Mantra
Simhamukha is azure in color. She wears a crown adorned with five skulls and has the head of a lion. She is naked and wears a necklace of 50 human skulls. She has one face and two arms, carries a kartika in her right hand and a skull cup in her left hand while
The Lion-faced Dakini, ”Simhamukha” in Sanskrit, is venerated by all four schools of Tibetan Buddhism. In the Nyingma Sect Simhamukha is one of the three principal dharma protectors and the foremost one. She is also the foremost dakini of all dakinis. The other two principal dharma protectors of the Nyingma Sect are Ekajati and Rahula.
The Dharma Body of Simhamukha is Mahaprajnaparamita Buddha Mother. Her Bliss Body is Dorje Phagmo, namely Vajravarahi. Simhamukha is the Emanation Body. Simhamukha is therefore the integration of Mahaprajnaparamita [[Buddha
Simhamukha’s mantras are extraordinary and the Boomerang Shield Mantra is (Reversing Mantra) is especially well-known. What is the Boomerang Shield Mantra? Regardless of how powerful an attacker may be, any attack will be completely blocked and reversed back to the attacker with equal power.
As long as one recites the Boomerang Shield Mantra, one will be protected from any attacks by sorcery or black magic. Whatever magic spells are cast, when one chants the Boomerang Shield Mantra the one casting the magic spell will be utterly defeated.
By one’s chanting the Boomerang Shield Mantra the caster of the magic spell will fall off their bed crippling their foot when intending to cripple one’s foot. This is how powerful Simhamukha’s mantra is.
Simhamukha holds cymbals in her hands. What are cymbals? They are what we used to make a ”crashing” sound when we were children. One puts one’s resentful enemies between the cymbals and crashes the cymbals a few times. The enemy becomes deaf. By crashing the cymbals
How is it that Simhamukha is Padmasambhava’s guru, personal deity, and dharma protector? At one time Patriarch Padmasambhava was having a dharma battle with 500 heretics in the forests of northern India. All 500
heretics were masters of magical spells. Everyone of them could cast magic spells. Finally, Simhamukha appeared and transmitted the Boomeranging Shield Mantra to Padmasambhava. Hence, Simhamukha is the guru of Padmasambhava.
In Vajrayana we know about ”transformation.” Padmasambhava’s true personal deity is actually Amitabha Buddha of the Western Paradise of Ultimate Bliss. Padmasambhava and Amitabha share the same seed syllable ”chuli.” Amitabha Buddha transformed into
Padmasambhava and Simhamukha is a transformation of Padmasambhava. Therefore, Padmasambhava is the personal deity of Simhamukha and Simhamukha is also the personal deity of Padmasambhava. They are interrelated.
What is the characteristic of dakinis? It is that Dakinis are extremely wrathful. In Tibetan Vajrayana, a dakini’s face is always depicted with a very wrathful expression. They are dakinis but their depiction always expresses extreme wrath and ferocity.
Lions are the most ferocious animal and all other animals naturally run away as soon as they come across a lion. Similarly, as Simhamukha is the most fierce and powerful dakini, spirits and demons will escape upon encountering her. Her manifestation
To form Simhamukha’s mudra, one first interlaces the fingers inward. One then straightens the thumbs, the middle fingers, and the little fingers. The inward interlaced mudra along with the straightened thumbs, middle, and little fingers resembles a lion face. Her ”All-conquering Lion King Mudra” symbolizes the ”always victorious lion king” mudra.
Simhamukha’s mantra is: ”Ah-jia-sa-ma。la-za-sha-da。la-sa-ma-la-ye。pei。”
As this mantra carries extreme power it should not be chanted too loudly. If one chants the mantra too loudly one will cause all the deities of the four directions to run away. But if one recites the mantra within the scope of the boundaries set by Grandmaster, then
it does not matter. Otherwise, a lot of spirits including Dragon Kings are going to be in trouble when they run into this mantra. Therefore, this mantra should not be recited at any shore including the seashore. A lot of practitioners just recite this mantra to themselves, silently.
By cultivating Simhamukha dharma one can dissolve obstacles, eradicate evil spirits, destroy resentful enemies, protect one’s body and life, increase love and respect, successfully accomplish all of one’s undertakings, and overcome all natural
On Feb. 8, 1998 at Meydenbauer Center, Dharma King Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu presided over the debut transmission of ”Simhamukha Uncommon Practice.” In addition to discoursing the deity’s background and key cultivation formulas, Living Buddha Lian-sheng also transmitted practices to eradicate obstacles and subjugate demonic hindrances as follows:
Simhamukha’s heart chakra is surrounded by blue light. This light is called ”mantra hair” and is razor sharp. Visualize the the mantra hair revolving while all obstacles are shredded into fine dust. Just as dust flies off into the wind, all hindrances are cut up and destroyed.
Visualize that Simhamukha holds a cymbal in each hand: one cymbal is the sun and one cymbal is the moon. Then visualize one’s ”resentful enemy” or an ”obstructing demon” between the two cymbals. Crash the enemy or demon into pieces by striking the two cymbals together. This is ”subjugation dharma.”
Carry an image of Simhamukha and her mantra syllables with one. Chant her name and invoke her presence at all times. This is Samaya. Pray to her three times per day. If one encounters difficulties or obstacles all one needs to do is pray and Simhamukha will definitely send down light to follow and protect one.