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Meditations & Visualizations


Empowerment of Prajnaparamita
Great Mother of Wisdom

Consecrate the meditation space with incense or smudge, bells (tingshas) and this mandala offering prayer:

"I offer without any sense of loss
The objects that give rise to my attachment, hatred and confusion,
My friends, enemies and strangers, our bodies and enjoyments;
Please accept these and bless me to be released directly from the poisons of the mind and the body."


The associated offering mantra is:
IDAM GURU RATNA MANDALAKAM NIRYATAYAMI




Visualization #1: Medicine Buddha Pure Land Offering
Imagine the space before you as follows:
"The ground sprinkled with perfume and spread with flowers,
The Great Mountain, four lands, sun and moon,
Seen as a Buddha Land and offered thus,
May all beings enjoy such pure lands."

In the middle of this Pure Land there is an island surrounded by flowering lotus. From this island arises a lotus throne upon which sits the Buddha in quiet contemplation.

Visualization #2: Emanation of Great Mother Prajnaparamita
From the pure heart of the Buddha, the Great Mother Prajnaparamita emerges and floats above. In her right hand she holds a Vajra thunderbolt. In her left hand she holds the book of dharma (truth). A calm, blissful energy pervades space.

Visualization #3: Prajnaparamita's Infinite Presence
Now see that Prajnaparamita multiplies a thousand thousand thousand fold to fill every atom of space with her presence. Visualize an infinite number of her emanations in every direction, dimension and time.

Visualization #4: 3-Fold Empowerment Blessing of Prajnaparamita
At this point visualize white light emanating from the forehead of the Great Mother and striking your forehead (third eye chakra). This purifies all physical and karmic obstructions that you have created.

Repeat her mantra:
OM GATE GATE PARA GATE PARASAM GATE BODHI SOHA

Now visualize a red syllable AH at the throat chakra of the Great Mother. It emits red light that strikes your throat chakra and purifies all negative obstructions created with your speech. Imagine that you have received the speech empowerment of Prajnaparamita.

Repeat her mantra:
OM GATE GATE PARA GATE PARASAM GATE BODHI SOHA

From the blue seed syllable HUNG at the heart chakra of the Great Mother there ensues blue light that strikes your own heart chakra and purifies all obstructive forces created by your mind. Think that you have received the mind empowerment of Prajnaparamita.

Repeat her mantra:
OM GATE GATE PARA GATE PARASAM GATE BODHI SOHA

Visualization #5: Prajnaparamita as Wisdom Heart Flame
Finally, visualize the Great Mother descending into your heart chakra and residing there in wisdom flame. Now your body, speech, and mind as inseparable from the body, speech and mind of Prajnaparamita.

Repeat her full mantra:
OM AH PRAJNAPARAMITA HUM HUM PHAT

TAYATHA OM GATE GATE PARA GATE PARASAM GATE BODHI SOHA


You may wish to end by dedicating this meditation to the greater benefit of all beings:

"Enthused by wisdom and compassion,
today in the Buddha's presence
I generate the Mind of Full Awakening
for the benefit of all sentient beings.

As long as space endures,
as long as sentient beings remain,
until then, may I too remain
and dispel the miseries of the world."

(Part of the Bodhisattva Vow)

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