A mikkyou ritual/spell which calls on Daigensui Myouou to protect the peace of the country and conquer its enemies. It was convey from the Tang Court to the Hourin Temple in Nara in 839 by the monk Jougyou. The next year, Jougyou reported to the emperor that he had successfully performed the ritual. The ritual was performed yearly after 851.
One type of the secret teachings (mikkyou) of Esoteric Buddhism which calls on Dakini and can be used to predict someone's time of death as well as to cast a death curse on someone. Dakiniten spells are among the strongest dark-magic spells and are jealously guarded by its practioners.
The high priests of the Shingon sect at Tou-ji used Dakiniten-hou to create spells of protection for the Emperor. These most secret of secret spells were incorporated into kinrin no hou, performed with kanchou at their enthronement.
「羯締羯締 波羅羯締 波羅僧羯締 菩提娑婆訶 般若心経」
Also known as: The Heart of Perfect Wisdom Sutra / Heart Sutra / Essence of Wisdom Sutra
Said to be the best known and most popular of all Buddhist scriptures, the Heart Sutra contains a mantra which is described as "The great mantra, the mantra of great knowledge, the utmost mantra, the unequalled mantra, the allayer of all suffering."
The mantra itself is read "Gate gate Pāragate Pārasaṃgate Bodhi svāhā" (in Japanese: "Gyateigyatei haragyatei harasougyatei bojisowaka hannyashingyou") and can be translated "Oh she who is gone, gone! / Gone beyond / Gone completely beyond / Hail to awakening (enlightenment)".
A mantra of Daizuigu, also known as the "Kisshou Joudouhen" (吉祥浄土変), or "Happiness Pure Land Depiction" mantra, it calls upon Daizuigu for aid: "Daizuigu bodhisattva, destroyer of evil, let this impure earth become the Pure Land, bring salvation to the agony of Hell, and call happiness upon us."
The seed syllable of Śakra, Lord of the Devas, as well as the God of Thunder.
Lit.: "curse-barrier"; a barrier built to bring about some special effect.
One of the intuitive truth-seeking methods of Buddhism where one focuses one's consciousness upon imagining a particular image.
Lit.: "Method of metal rings"; a Dakiniten spell using spirit foxes to induce mass hypnotic suggestion. In ancient times, performed at the emperor's enthronement.
An Esoteric mantra calling on the, a future Buddha, from the . Transliterated from Sanskrit as:
Namo ratna-trayaya, nama aryavalokitesvaraya bodhi-sattvaya mahasatvaya mahakarunikaya tad-yatha,
om, maitre maitre maitra-manasi maitra-sambhave maitra-udbhave mahasamaye svaha
Transliterated from Japanese:
Naubou aratannau torayaya naumaku ariya barokitei jinbaraya boujisatobaya makasatobaya makakyaronikaya tanyata
On maitarei maitarei maitara manausen maitara sanbanbei maitaro dobanbei akasanmaya sowaka
The first verse is similar to the Dharani of Great Compassion:
"Hail to the! Hail to the noble ! . Great Compassionate One!"
The second verse is a devotion to Maitreya, whose name is from the Sanskrit word maitrī, "loving-kindness".
A mantra calling on the Buddhas in general and Dakiniten in particular.
The beginning of the Dharani of Great Compassion, which, transliterated from Sanskrit, is:
Namo Ratna Trayaya Namah Arya Avalokiteshvaraya
Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya Mahakarunikaya
Namo Ratna Trayaya
and can be translated:
"Hail to the! Hail to the noble ! . Great Compassionate One!"
A mantra of and reverence to Butsugen Butsumo, the Buddha-eye.
Shingon of both Śakra and the 'God of Thunder.' Unique to Japanese Buddhism, , Lord of the Devas (Śakro devānām indraḥ) is worshiped as the 'God of Thunder' and is often paired with the God of Wind.
"naumaku sanmanda bodanan" = a devotion to the Buddhas/"homage to all the Buddhas"
"indoraya sowaka" = reverence to Śakra, or "hail Śakra!"
「のうまくさまんだ ぼだなん ばいしらまんだや そわか」
A mantra of Bishamonten which protects the caster from fatigue and calamity, usually used when starting a long or complex invocation.
"noumakusamanda bodanan" = a devotion to the Buddhas/"homage to all the Buddhas".
"Baishiramandaya" = a reverence to Bishamonten, or "hail Bishamonten!"
Also known as: Koumyou Shingon: "The mantra of glory/mantra of light" (光明真言)
A mantra of Dainichi Nyorai which expiates sin, and brings fortune, ease, and longevity. It is a powerful all-purpose mantra which can be used to remove illness and injury and protect the user from poisonous creatures, demons, and the dead.
The mantra of Amitābha, the Buddha of Immeasurable Life and Light.
Also known as: Hakku Dharani—"Eight-Verse Dharani" (八句陀羅尼)
Part of one of the five Shurangama Mantras which appears in the seventh volume of the Shurangama Sutra. This mantra is the last line of the invocation used to summon the aid of Bishamonten, the Guardian of the North.
In Mirage of Blaze, this mantra is a portion of the spell used by Zen Master Kaisen to seal the onryou of Takeda Shingen after his death. This is also the incantation engraved on the bracelet Naoe gives to Yuzuru to confine Shingen after his revival.
Shingon used to call on vajra fire, which averts demons barring the way to knowledge. The accompanying ritual gesture is made with hands open, the palm of the left hand cupped protectively around the back of the right hand and thumbs touching, the whole forming a triangular shape. The eight fingers indication the direction of the fire.
「おん ばさら ぼきしゃ ぼく」
A mantra chanted at the end of a ritual to send any summoned powers back to their origins.
Also known as: hikougosin (被甲護身)
An incantation that casts a spiritual suit of armor around the receiver.
One description of the casting says: "Imagine that you have put on the armor of the Great Compassion and the Great Mercy of the Tathagata (Buddha), that all the demons and all those who would hinder the practitioner now see him enclosed in bright light and flames, like the orb of the sun."
An invocation of protection from Dakini, a Buddhist deity who eats the hearts of the dead and is associated with the fox: "Oh Divine Eater of Human Flesh and those who follow you, I call upon you in fear and awe."
The mantra of Shoumen Kongou, a Buddhist deity who repels the calamities of evil beasts, diseases, and thunder.
The mantra of Dakini, a Buddhist deity who eats the hearts of the dead and is associated with the fox.
Also known as: furai or furei "general gratitude" (普礼)
An expression of gratitude/general devotion to all the buddhas.
Also known as: jousangou "purification of the three" (浄三業)
An incantation that purifies the body, words, and mind. Used before a complex invocation.
Shingon of the treasure carriage, used to send the carriage which goes out to receive the idol of the Buddha. The accompany ritual gesture is made with the middle, ring, and little fingers interwoven, with forefingers touching and heels of hands touching, and thumbs spread.
Literally: "spirit-wave synchronization" or spirit-energy synchronization, a difficult technique which can be performed only by those with especially high-level spiritual powers. It allows one person to share the vision of another, and uses the mantra Naubou bagyabatei... Of the Yasha-shuu, only Kagetora and Nagahide are capable of this.