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Buddhist purification mantra

December 8, 2012 Comments

Vajrasattva Purification MantraRecently some of our karma friends asked if there is a mantra to help purify karma.So in response, I am posting two of the best (I think)–one from the Buddhist tradition, one from the Hindu tradition, but both with their origins in the ancient Sanskrit Vedic tradition. But before we get stuck in, let me just say that it is the ‘vibration’ of the sound we make that influences our karmic vibration. The vibration of our intention is just as important, if not more so, than the vibration of our voice. When you chant, do so with intention of purifying and raising your consciousness. 

The two mantras I will show you here are quite long, but worthwhile to learn. I have, it’s not that difficult when you get over the shock. And remember, everyone pronounces it slightly differently, so don’t worry about that. Just keep your voice vibration and your thought vibration strong and focused. Try to feel the vibration in your throat and vocal chords. Also, we have posted other very powerful short mantras on our website, in the ‘Meditation and Mantra’ category. Find the one that is right for you.

But let’s move on to the Vajrasattva Purification Mantra. In the Buddhist tradition, this is the most powerful purification mantra. Ideally, try to find a peaceful and quiet place to sit. If possible, repeat the mantra 108 times in a sitting. It gets quicker as you get more used to it. Try to do this every day at around the same time. While chanting the mantra (or doing so silently in your mind), imagine all the dirt and grime and toxins of negativity pouring out of your body in every direction, cleansing you. If you are dealing with a specific negativity (in your own character, not someone else’s!) in your life, focus on cleansing that. If you can’t manage 108 repetitions  just do what you can, but do it with sincerity and focus. It is much better to do a few with conviction that to do many with a wandering mind. But do try to do it daily, and you will experience the results. Best wishes –BJ


Plain Text:




vajra sattva samayam  anupalaya

vajra sattva tveno patita

dradho me bhava

sutosyo me bhava

suposyo me bhava

anurakto me bhava

sarva siddhim me prayaccha

sarva karma su sa me

sittam shreyah kuru hum

ha ha ha ha hoh

bhagavan sarva tathagata

vajra  ma me munsa

vajra bhava maha

samaya sattva




Om vajra sattva hum


About the Author:

As far back as she can remember, BJ Burman has always been interested in spirituality and religion, both academically and personally. Especially personally. When she became personally involved in Eastern philosophy and religion, she became specifically interested in death and dying (and what really happens to us), and in karma, and the way it operates in our lives.

Over the years, she has studied and researched in these two areas--death & dying, and karma, particularly from the Buddhist and Hindu perspectives. Both these great traditions, as well as some sections of Christianity, have so much to teach on the reality of life, death and rebirth.

BJ believes that gaining an understanding of karma is vital in living consciously as an aware and awakening human being. In a world where we so desperately seek happiness, karma is key.