Sunday, November 7, 2010
Amida Buddha Mandala
The above is a mandala dedicated to Amida Buddha, invoking Amida Buddha for protection and invoking Dai Ko Myo for protection. There is a mixture of bija mantras and Tanran Reiki symbols. There is the soul retrieval (El-leh-yah) symbol to gather back the lost pieces of life force that others may be taken from us. There is the vacuum (Zee-Gah-Nah) symbol to remove implants others may have put inside us. There are two Cho Ku Rei symbols, both clockwise and counterclockwise, to anchor the invocation into our life. There are two Dai Ko Myo symbols to invoke sacred space as luminous energy. There are two Doh-Yah-Noh symbols to invoke a guardian energy until we learn how to protect ourselves.
There three large symbols are "Om", "Ah", and "Hreeh" respectively (from top downwards). This is shorthand for "Om Namo Amida Buddha Hreeh" (which is present twice in the mandala in full form followed by its abbreviation) which invokes Amida Buddha, the Buddha of Love and Light, as well as the Buddha of Health and Infinite Life. It also invokes Pandaravasini (Queen of Fire) in her seed syllable form (Hreeh). She is the activation dakini who brings Tariki (Divine Grace, the Other Power) into our mind, heart, and body.
The three rings are Hreeh, Ah, and Om respectively (outside to inwards). The Hreeh ring burns away anything that tries to enter us that is not born of loving intention. The Ah ring transmutes any energy that passes through the ring of fire and sends back blessing, loving, appreciating, and grateful energy to the sender. It is the Tonglen level of altruistically exchanging karma for the benefit of all sentient beings and the "turn the other cheek, bless those who curse you" level of Jesus. If an energy passes through these two levels, then there is the Om mirror level where the negative energy is sent back to the owner who must endure the karma boomerang lesson that is involved. The implication is that such a negative energy would have to have a lot of intentional force and sustained attitude behind it in order to not be burned up in the first layer or transmuted in the second layer. This means that it is a "karma lock" or "earned karma" that a person has unwittingly worked hard to receive, enough though it will most likely be a painful lesson. Because some of the energy is burned away and transmuted, the karma is softened some and a grace energy goes back to the owner to surround the lesson in as much grace as possible.
The internal symbols clean up any implanted karmas that managed to enter our lives before we invoked protection and gather back any parts of our life force that are outside the ring of protection that might be vulnerable.
There are three practices implied in this mandala. One is that visualization of the Hreeh fire and the Om liquid light mixing in the Ah silvery blue Heart radiance. This is the Amida Buddha version of the Tumo Yoga practice. Two is the chanting to Amida Buddha to keep the first practice activated inside us. Three is chanting Om to create a vortex of protected sacred space and then breathe in "Ah" on the inhale and breathe out "Hreeh" on the exhale so that the energy of Amida Buddha and Pandaravasini penetrate every cell in our body.