Amoghapasha Mantra

Amoghapasha Mantra

Date of Advice:
February 2017
Date Posted:
September 2018

Rinpoche gave this advice about the benefits of the Amoghapasha mantra to a new student whose husband had recently passed away.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
I am very sorry for the long delay in replying to your email. I am sending you two photos of Amoghapasha. Until the sadhana is translated, please do three malas a day of the mantra of this deity.


Think that from the deity, [who is one with] His Holiness the Dalai Lama, the guru, beams of light are sent to you and to the six-realm sentient beings with much compassion, purifying all the negative karma and obscurations collected from beginningless rebirths. At the end the deity melts in light and absorbs into you. Then you become the deity, having received all the qualities.

This mantra is extremely powerful and I know some of the benefits. If you recite this mantra, then anyone who hears your voice or touches you, their mind is blessed and purified. Similarly, when you bless toys with this mantra, then if someone plays with the toys, their mind is purified.

It’s the same when you use this mantra to bless a conch. Then when you blow the conch, it purifies the mind of anyone who hears the sound. It’s the same when you recite the mantra to bless drums. You recite the mantra seven times, then whoever hears that sound—people or animals—it purifies the very heavy negative karmas without break, the five uninterrupted negative karmas.

Anybody who has collected the five heavy negative karmas without break, such as killing one’s father, mother and so forth, is purified. That means no question about the ten nonvirtues. They will never get reborn in the lower realms. By reciting this mantra then the five heavy negative karmas are purified.

You can even recite it for people who have died. If they are born in the lower realms, for example, a bhikshu who has received the four defeats [has broken the four root vows] and is born in hell, by thinking of that monk, if you recite this mantra it transforms from the lower realm and they get a higher rebirth.

So please try to do this. Please make your life most meaningful with the thought of bodhicitta day and night, and in every action you do.

With much love and prayers ...