Why is Maha Rakta Ganapati really useful by Buddhist Lecturers because the remover of obstacles — the protector of prosperity? What makes Ganapati a religious famous person? Why is Ganesha so liked world wide? In Buddhism, what makes his apply distinctive and highly effective? We reply these questions and extra on this in-depth function.
Ganapati — the much-loved deity Ganesha — transcends religious boundaries. In varied varieties, Ganesha is present in most colleges of Buddhism. In Tibetan Buddhism, Vajrayana, the twelve-armed Purple Ganesha, the Want-Fulfilling Jewel, is particularly liked.
- EVENT NOTICE: On Oct 1, Venerable Zasep Rinpoche will provide empowerment of Maha Rakta Ganapati, the 12-Armed Purple Ganesha: [on Eventbrite>> ] It is a free occasion, though trainer Dana is conventional and meritorious. Extra on the vent under.
- The Sadhana of Twelve-armed Purple Ganesha Want fulfilling Jewel is included on this function under, compiled by Gyal Khenpo Drakpa Gyaltsen and translated by Zasep Tulku Losang Tenzin Gyaltsen. It is a front-generated visualization, and could also be practiced by any Buddhist “who has hnored Samaya” and “taken refuge.” That is the sadhana really useful within the Empowerment occasion Oct 1, 2021 by Zasep Rinpoche.
- Purple Ganesha – 12-Armed – Sadhana Gaden for the West obtain>>
Venerable Zasep Rinpoche, introducing a free empowerment occasion (Oct 1, 2021), defined his versatile reputation:
“Ganesha is honoured as a Yidam deity in addition to a Dharma Protector in each the Hindu custom and the Tibetan Buddhist custom. Ganesha is a protector of Dharma apply and prosperity; he additionally removes hindrances and obstacles.
Ganesha, Vajrayogini, and Kurukulla are the three crimson deities, a part of the 13 golden Dharmas of the Sakypa custom of Tibetan Buddhism.
Ganesha is likely one of the fifteen directional protectors – in that group he is named a Vinayaka.”
Ganapati in Most Colleges of Buddhism
Ganapati apply is pervasive and fashionable in most colleges of Buddhism, together with Mahayana and Vajrayana. Zasep Rinpoche illustrated with this instance:
“Ganesha additionally promised to guard the Dharma in entrance of Guru Padmasambhava on the nice stupa, Gomasala Ganda, in India. Guru Padmasambhava composed 108 Sadhanas of Ganesha and gave them to Tibet’s second nice king Trisong Detsen.”
Rinpoche additionally defined that there are 32 elements of Ganesha in Hinduism and a number of other in Buddhism, together with as a facet of Avalokiteshvara [See the charming story below.]
The Story of Avalokiteshvara and Ganesha
From the chapter of Ganesha-Ganapati in Zasep Rinpoche’s guide Supply of All Buddhist Protectors, he synopsized the charming story of how Avalokiteshvara “satisfied” Ganesha to guard the Buddha Dharma:
“Avalokiteshvara knew Ganesha was a strong god and wished him to turn into a Dharma protector. Avalokiteshvara determined the one method to do that was to manifest as an much more highly effective Ganesha. In the future Ganesha and his attendants went on an outing… Whereas they have been gone Avalokiteshvara manifested himself as Ganesha and entered the royal palace. The consort of Ganesha and her entourage greeted him and supplied flowers and music….when the actual Ganesha returned to the royal palace, the consort and entourage have been very confused and informed him the nice Maha Deva Ganapati was already sitting on the golden throne! … Then Ganesha was overwhelmed by the ability of Avalokiteshvara; straight away he took refuge and the Bodhisattva vows from him, to guard and preserve the holy Dharma.”
Coronary heart Dharani of Ganesha
Ganapati’s Coronary heart Dharani is a Sutra proclaimed by Shakyamuni Buddha within the Arya Ganapati Hridaya. [1 ] [See the full quoted Sutra below.] Within the sutra, Buddha recommended Ganapati’s dharani be practiced first, earlier than different practices and meditations, to assist take away obstacles to apply. Buddha stated to Venerable Ananda:
“Retain this, the Coronary heart of Ganapati. The individuals who learn this can accomplish all their endeavors. All of the aspirations they maintain of their minds will likely be completed as effectively. They are going to accomplish all the key mantras, too. All their wealth and assets will turn into ample.”
Venerable Zasep Rinpoche stated:
“On the time of Buddha Shakyamuni, Buddha suggested his chief disciple Maha Ananda, that the monks, nuns and lay devotees ought to first take refuge within the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, then make choices to Ganesha. They need to recite his Mantras seven occasions, twenty-one occasions or 108 occasions, then they may obtain their needs and take away obstacles to Dharma apply.”
The shortest model of the mantra can be:
OM AH GA HUM SVAHA
In easy phrases: Om Ah and Hum respectively characterize Buddha’s Physique, Speech and Thoughts and GA is the seed-syllable of Ganapati Ganesha.
The total Dharani Shakyamuni Buddha referred to, is:
TADYATHĀ/ NAMO TUDDHE/ GANAPATI/ KATA KATA/ KITI KITI/ KUTA KUTA/ MATRA MATRA/ DARA DARA/ DHAHA DHAHA/ GHRINA GHRINA/ DABĀ DABĀ/ JAMBHA JAMBHA/ SAMAYA MANUSMARANA TUDDE TUDTRA/ BACHANAYE SVĀHĀ/ ABUTE BHIDUKSHA BANCHA TANA/ BASAMA GARACHHA/ THAMAHA BHAYA/ MAHĀBAYĀ/ MAHETETA KSHINIYA/ PRAKOMPAYASI/ TADYATHĀ/ OM KURU KURU/ MURU MURU/ CHURU CHURU/ NAMA NAMA SVĀHĀ
Prayer to 12-armed Ganapati
Historically, devotees would make a day by day providing of flowers, carrots, and different candy choices with a easy prayer reminiscent of:
Lord Ganapati, you’re the embodiment of
Vajra Physique, Speech and Thoughts of the Buddhas
Arising from non-dual knowledge,
I provide aromatic flowers, carrots and different substances,
To you, the Lord who removes obstructors,
I pray to you and your entourage,
Please ship your blessings and siddhas upon us!
Siddhas will be loosely translated as “wish-granting” though relying on context has many meanings, together with the best of Siddhis — Enlightenment.
The Want-Granting Ganapati with 12 Arms
Ngorchen Konchog Lhundrup (1497 – 1557) described Ganapati (Nice Purple Ganehsa) as “…beside a lapis lazuli rock mountain is a crimson lotus with eight petals, [standing on] …a blue rat expelling varied jewels; Shri Ganapati with a physique crimson in color, having an elephant face with sharp white tusks and possessing three eyes, black hair tied in a topknot with a wishing-gem and a crimson silk ribbon [all] in a bundle on the crown of the pinnacle. With twelve palms, the six proper [hands] maintain an axe, arrow, hook, vajra, sword and spear. The six left [hold] a pestle, bow, khatvanga, skullcup crammed with blood, skullcup crammed with human flesh and a protect along with a spear and banner. The peaceable proper and left palms are signified by the vajra and skullcup crammed with blood held to the guts. The remaining palms are displayed in a threatening method. Sporting varied silks as a decrease garment and adorned with quite a lot of jewel ornaments, the left foot is prolonged in a dancing method, standing in the midst of the brilliant rays of crimson flickering gentle.” [
Ganapati — Clears Away Obstacles
Because the clearer of obstacles, he typically seems prominently in lots of mandalas and Thangkas, or on the door of the temple or dwelling. (For instance, see 12-Armed Maha Rakta Ganapati prime left of the Hayagriva Sangdrup thangka under.) As a remover of obstacles, he is a crucial image and Enlightened Deity.
Ganesha underneath foot?
Because the clearer obstacles, he seems symbolically underneath the ft of Mahakala — not as a result of his brother Mahakala is subduing him or trampling on him, however as a result of this symbolizes Ganesha supporting Mahakala’s work. That is why Ganesh doesn’t seem in misery underneath the ft of Mahakala of Vinayaka [See thangka of Vignantaka standing on Ganesha below]; each are emanations of Avalokiteshvara.
Ganapati clears away obstacles, obscurations — and helps our apply. Ganesha apply is foundational and supportive — symbolized by underneath our ft — or, the place he’s our key “clearing” apply he seems on the doorway, defending us.
Ārya Mahā Gaṇapati Hṛdaya
namo bhagavate āryamahāgaṇapatihṛdayāya |
namo ratnatrayāya ||
Thus I’ve heard. Upon a time, the Blessed One was staying at Rajagriha, on the Vulture Peak, along with an awesome meeting of monks: forty-five a whole bunch of monks and quite a few nice Bodhisattvas. On that event the Blessed One informed the Venerable Ananda:
“Ananda, whoever, son or daughter of excessive start, would hold [in mind], recite, acquire and propagate these “coronary heart” [mantras] of Ganapati, his would be the accomplishments of all his duties”
oṃ namo ‘stu te mahāgaṇapataye svāhā |
oṃ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ |
oṃ namo gaṇapataye svāhā |
oṃ gaṇādhipataye svāhā |
oṃ gaṇeśvarāya svāhā |
oṃ gaṇapatipūjitāya svāhā |
oṃ kaṭa kaṭa maṭa maṭa dara dara vidara vidara hana hana gṛhṇa gṛhṇa dhāva dhāva bhañja bhañja jambha jambha tambha tambha stambha stambha moha moha deha deha dadāpaya dadāpaya dhanasiddhi me prayaccha |
oṃ rudrāvatārāya svāhā |
oṃ adbhutavindukṣubhitacittamahāhāsam āgacchati |
mahābhayamahābalaparākramāya mahāhastidakṣiṇāya dadāpaya svāhā |
oṃ namo ‘stu te mahāgaṇapataye svāhā |
oṃ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ gaḥ |
oṃ namo gaṇapataye svāhā |
oṃ gaṇeśvarāya svāhā |
oṃ gaṇādhipataye svāhā |
oṃ gaṇapatipūjitāya svāhā |
oṃ suru suru svāhā | oṃ turu turu svāhā | oṃ muru muru svāhā |
“These Ananda, are the “hearts” of Ganapati”
“Any son or daughter of excessive start, whether or not monk or nun, lay brother or sister who undertakes any matter [such as] undertaking the [rites to call a sacred being by means of] mantra, worshipping the Three Jewels, travelling to a different nation, going to the royal courtroom or concealing [from view] ought to upon worshipping the Blessed Buddha, apply seven occasions the Arya Ganapati Hrdaya [spells]: for him all duties will likely be completed; little question about this!. He ought to perpetually put an finish to all strifes and quarrels , violence and envy, and turn into completely calm. Day upon day abiding the foundations and working towards a full seven occasions: it would come out into the fortune of this nice one! Upon his coming to the royal courtroom there will likely be nice kindness (prasada). He’ll turn into “Keeper of listening to ” (Shruti-Dhara). There wil be no main sickness to his physique. By no means will he assume the descent as a tara-praksina or the descent as a humble bee: nothing ellse will happen to him that the Thoughts of Awakening. In each start he will likely be remembering [his previous] births.”
Thus spoke the Blessed One, and upon receiving [his teaching] these monks, these nice Bodhisattvas and entire attendance, the world with the gods, the people, the asuras, the garudas and the gandarvas rejoiced on the phrases of the Blessed One.
Though it’s best to have empowerment, any with religion and good coronary heart can apply this sadhana and mantra with one proviso — you have to not self-generate as Ganapati. When you’ve got a Yidam, you’d self-generate as your personal Yidam, then visualize/think about Ganapati in entrance of you.
Sadhana of Twelve-armed Purple Ganesha Wishfulfilling Jewel
Compiled by Gyal Khenpo Drakpa Gyaltsen
Translated, modified with the addition of refuge, Bodhicitta, choices, dedication and auspicious prayers by Zasep Tulku Losang Tenzin Gyaltsen.
NAMO GURU VAJRA VARNAYE
Maha Deva, Tsog Dagpo Ganesha is the protector for yogis and yoginis who’ve honored Samaya and who apply the Sadhana.
Ganesha is the supply of advantage and prosperity. He’s the supplier of glory and luck of the three realms, so I make supplications to him to guard life and Dharma apply.
First arrange the altar for Ganesha, place a statue or portray on the altar, prepare a jewel formed crimson Torma embellished with butter ornaments of Solar, Moon and Nanda. Additionally arrange the particular three white choices— milk, yogurt, and rock sugar with carrot. Arrange two units of providing bowls ranging from proper to left on the altar.
When you’ve got the initiation of Heruka, Vajrayogini, Yamantaka Hayagriva, or Six-Armed Mahakala, do the brief Sadhana of that deity (or on the very least, do the mantras). Sit on a cushty cushion, place the Bell, Vajra, Damaru and inside nectar cup on the desk in entrance of you, and start with the Yidam deity Sadhana, then front- generated Puja of Ganesha.
For myself and all sentient beings all through house I’m going for refuge till I’m enlightened
To my Gurus, the Buddhas, the Dharma and the Supreme Sangha. (x3)
For the advantage of all sentient beings I have to obtain full Enlightenment.
For this objective, I shall apply the Guru Yoga for the Knowledge and prosperity deity, Maha Deva Ganapati. (x3)
Consecrate the Torma choices prematurely
OM RURU PURU ZWALA TISHTA SIDDHA LOTSANI SARVA ARTA SADHANAYE SVAHA (x3)
(Whereas saying the above mantra do the Sky Treasure mudra) OM VAJRA AMRITA KUNDALI HANA HANA HUNG PHET
OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHA SARVA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO HUNG
From the state of vacancy I visualize myself arising
—as Heruka, Vajrayogini, Yamantaka (or whichever deity I apply).
I invite Nice Maha Deva Ganesha to this marvelous mountain of lapis lazuli gentle, embellished by the crimson lotus flowers and the nice fabled blue mongoose vomiting all types of jewels. He has the crimson syllable GAM on his again, then the crimson GAM transforms into wonderful Purple Ganesha with elephant face, three eyes and lengthy white tusks. His hair is tied up on his crown and embellished with crimson jewels on the highest and silk strips hanging on the aspect. He has twelve arms; the primary proper arm holds an axe, the second an awesome arrow, the third an iron hook, the fourth a Vajra, the fifth a sword, the sixth a Phangdu (spear). His first left hand holds a wood pestle, the second a bow, the third a Khatvanga, the fourth a skullcup crammed with blood, the fifth a skullcup crammed with meat, the sixth holds a protect with a silk strip banner. He’s additionally holding a Vajra and bell at his coronary heart. He wears a Dhoti (decrease garment) with marvelous jewels. His left foot stands on an awesome fabled blue mouse and his proper foot is within the dancing posture. On his crown there’s an OM, at his throat an AH, and at his coronary heart a HUM. On the heart of his coronary heart, there’s a GAM, the seed syllable of Ganesha.
Gentle shines forth from my coronary heart as an invocation of Maha Deva Ganesha from one of many 33 realms of Devas referred to as Do Amo Linka; the wonderful Maha Deva Ganesha and his unimaginable entourage descend and dissolve into the front- generated Ganesha. (Ring bell)
OM GA GA SIDDHI SIDDHI SARVA ARTHA METRA SADA YA HUM HUM ZA ZA SOHA (x100 or recite as a lot as you’ll be able to)
DZA HUM BAM HO
The dedication beings and knowledge beings turn into one.
PADMA KAMALA YE TAM
Absorbing the Knowledge Beings and Receiving the Empowerment
From the blue HUM at my coronary heart light-rays emanate bringing forth
From their pure abodes the knowledge beings and the empowering deities.
The wisdom-beings dissolve into me. We turn into non-dual. The empowering deities confer the empowerment on me, the excess nectar stays
Above me as Amitabha Buddha on the crown of my head. Making choices which were blessed from above, Consecrated water, purified water, flowers and powder incense,
Brilliant flame, glorious aromas, top quality scrumptious meals, All types of lovely musical devices I provide to Opponents of Mara and the nice Maha Deva Ganesha. No matter I’ve obtained, in addition to imagined choices,
I consecrate them by the ability of my mantra recitation, Focus and tremendous mudras. I additionally bless them,
I provide them with nice care and honor to the deities
I request and make supplications to Maha Deva,
Please present lengthy life, virtues, energy and power,
Glory, prosperity and all types of marvels,
All my needs fulfilled with none hindrance.
Choices to Ganapati
(EDITOR: Right here make Kriya Tantra providing mudras, or visualize making the choices.)
OM GANAPATI ARGHAM, PADYAM, PUSHPE, DHUPE, ALOKE, GANDHE, NAIVIDYA, SHABDA, HUM SVAHA OM GANAPATI OM AH HUM !
Reward to Maha Deva Ganesha
The embodiment of Buddha’s physique, speech and thoughts,
Come up from the non-dual knowledge.
The Lord of accumulation, the ability of accumulation and proprietor of accumulation,
I prostrate to the nice proprietor of the Geg obstacles.
Translator’s be aware: Ganesha is named Geg Kyi Gyalpo, the king of obstacles, proprietor of obstacles. This time period generally causes a little bit of confusion and concern. Lord Ganesha is a god of peace, love, prosperity and remover of hindrances. He by no means causes hurt or obstacles. However from a divine Lila standpoint he has a refined affect, inspiring residing beings to be joyful and playful. He generates lengthy life, good well being and many enjoyable in life. There may be nothing else fairly like him; he’s uncommon. Along with his elephant face, he seems majestic and really lovely. Playful, highly effective, variety, beneficiant and considerably child-like, he isn’t critical like different Protectors, and enjoys wealth and the great life. For some Dharma practitioners, who’ve little sense of humour, they doubt that Ganesha is critical sufficient. Whereas he evokes individuals with worldly happiness, generally this may be an impediment and a distraction for his or her minds. Nonetheless, I believe on this degeneration age we’d like gods like him when we face struggling, disappointment, despair, risks of pandemics and sickness. We want joyful cheerful completely happy Dharma Protectors like Lord Ganesha.
Mantra recitation of Ganesha-Ganapati
From the guts of myself, visualized because the Yidam mantra, gentle rays emanate and strike on the GAM syllable on the coronary heart of the front-generated deity, requesting a rain of meals, wealth and all types of siddhis.
Mantra of wonderful Ganesha.
OM AH GA HUNG SOHA (x100)
(Once you do Lerung retreat do 100,000 mantras, or you would recite till you obtain good indicators of realization.)
OM GAM GANA SIDDHI SODHA METRI YAZA HUNG SOHA (x 21)
Make Mandala providing, concentrating on the article of choices.
I provide mind-capturing flowers, ornaments and jewels, Candy Ladoo made with rice, honey, sugar and turmeric, Recent carrots and fruit with a whole bunch of flavours, Cloud-like choices of the ten instructions;
Please settle for these choices with delight.
Mandala-like lovely meals, lamp gentle, and water choices, Rice wine, raisin wine and candy drinks,
Naturally pure or fermented drinks,
Settle for these uncontaminated choices.
Blessed by Samadhi, Mantras and Mudras,
Settle for these fascinating good high quality choices,
Which I arrange with a pure thoughts and my creativeness, Ver
Nice Maha Deva Ganesha, take pleasure in my choices.
OM GANAPATI, ARGHAM, PADYAM, PUSHPE, DHUPE, ALOKE, GHANDE, NAIVIDYA, SHABDA OM GANAPATI OM AH HUM
Once you want to make Torma choices, right here is the strategy
OM HUNG HA HO HRI (x 3)
The front-generated deity drinks the essence of the Torma, drawing it up along with his tongue within the type of a Vajra straw.
OM GANAPATI SAPARIVARA IDAM BALINGTA KHA KHA KAHI KAHI (x3)
OM GANAPATI AKARO MUKAM SARVA DHARMA NAM ADYA
NUPANA NATWATI NAMA SARVA TATHAGATA AVALOKETISHVARA OM SAMBARA SAMBARA HUM (x3)
OM GANAPATI, ARGHAM, PADYAM, PUSHPE, DHUPE, ALOKE, GHANDE, NAIVIDYA, SHABDA
OM GANAPATI OM AH HUM
Say the 100 syllable mantra of Vajrasattva
OM VAJRA SATTVA SAMAYA MANU PALAYA
VAJRA SATTVA TENO PATISHTA DRIDHO ME BHAVA
SUTO KAYO ME BHAVA SUPO KAYO ME BHAVA ANURAKTO ME BHAVA SARVA SIDDHI ME PRAYACCHA SARVA KARMA SUCHA ME
CHITTAM SHRIYAM KURU HUM HA HA HA HA HO
BHAGAVAN SARVA TATHAGATA VAJRA MA ME MUNCHA
VAJRA BHAVA MAHA SAMAYA SATTVA AH HUM PHAT
By this benefit might I attain the siddhi of prosperity; via this chance offered by Ganapati, might I have the ability to assist others, offering meals, drugs and no matter they want.
Might there be the auspiciousness of the nice compassionate Avalokiteshvara,
Might there be the auspiciousness of the Six-armed Mahakala and Khetrapala, and so forth.
Might every part be auspicious for Lord Ganapati and his entourage, and the wealth deities.
Might there be goodness rising like a waxing moon with the bliss and bountiful riches of a Buddha-field.
GANAPATI EMPOWERMENT EVENT: Oct 1, 2021
◆ Empowerment from Venerable Zasep Rinpoche Date: Friday, October 1st, 2021. All are welcome. You possibly can attend as a blessing, or as an initiation with the aim or apply. You possibly can attend as a non-Buddhist — merely don’t take the Bodhisattva vows at that part of the occasion (as suggested by Venerable Zasep Rinpoche.)
◆ Time: 3:30pm PDT (Vancouver B.C. time) or 6:30pm Jap Time (Toronto, New York)
◆ Prompt Donation: $30-$60 for the Empowerment and Dana to Rinpoche is appreciated and most welcome.
◆ Prerequisite: none (apart from a want to apply Ganesha) Open to all (invite family and friends members, and non-Buddhists are welcome)
◆ Dedication: no specific variety of mantra commitments after receiving this initiation (as you want)
* Zoom hyperlink, Pre-empowerment directions, Sadhana and GFTW donation hyperlink are given on the time of registration.
 Buddha, Śākyamuni. The Noble Gaṇapati’s Coronary heart-Dhāraṇī: A Scripture from the Tibetan Buddhist Canon (Kangyur) . Sugatagarbha Publications. Kindle Version.
 Iconography of Maha Rakta Ganapati Ganesha, Himalayan Artwork https://www.himalayanart.org/search/set.cfm?setID=6090