99.99% Silver Pendant. 1.18 inches/ 3 cm in diameter. Weight 10 grams.
Dorje Gotrab/ Vajra Armor and Dorje Drolo
Protection Mandala Information
Namo Guru Pema Karaya
To the ten directions, the three times, all Buddhas Wisdom Bodies, Guru Wish-Fulfilling Gem, I pray. All outer, inner, and secret obstacles, may they all be cleared. What we wish for and blessings, all will come true right now.
For Body, this Vajra Armor Protection Mandala has images; for Speech it has mantra and for Mind it has the five symbols of the Five Buddha Families all within a Dharma Wheel.
On one side of the Protection Mandala is the image of the great wrathful Dorje Drolo. Many Masters say Dorje Drolo and Dorje Gotrab are the same, and are the most important mantras. Guru Rinpoche is the origin. And several of the rare Dorje Gotrab Treasures only have a mantra and do not have a visualization. So, in this Protection Mandala, Dorje Drolo is shown.
In one of the Treasures of the Great Treasure Master, Dorje Lingpa, it says, with these mantras all bad emotions are finished and gone. To do this meditation, you visualize yourself as Dorje Drolo. Also, your 10 fingers and 10 wrathful visualizations. This is Droje Drolo who has great power over demons and negativities to be gone and finished. These Vajra words show exactly the Treasure’s vision.
Around Dorje Drolo is Guru Rinpoche’s mantra, Dorje Drolo’s mantra, Dorje Gotrab’s mantra and the Dependent Origination mantra. (In very simple terms the latter is, if you do bad things, you experience bad things. If you do good things, you experience good things.)
On the other side of the Protection Mandala is the Namkchag Dharma Wheel. In the middle is the symbol of Hung. The Sun and Moon are also present. It also has the symbols of the Five Buddha Families.
This is a Vajra mandala and a Fire mandala. This means it is exactly protection of our body, speech and mind. This mantra has power. Especially in this difficult time in the world, it has more power because it is for this time.
Five reasons why this mantra is beneficial:
First, mantra power is never lost and never changes. It is wish-fulfilling and therefore comes true.
All Buddha’s teachings and mantra have actions with four accomplishments.
The Black Yamantaka Tantra says three things. First, when one has very great devotion, mantra power comes true. This means that when you do mantra, the siddhis come true. True Masters say that mantra never loses its power, and never changes. These mantras are words for Enlightenment. If you do tantra practice, your action for Enlightenment is very fast and comes true. Mind is never lost and the mantra’s power is unchanging. It is always with you if you practice.
Second, where do these mantras come from?
Dorje Gotrab/ Vajra Armor mantra is not an open, public teaching. Ngag Wangpo Pema Leadreltsal, said, Rigdzins, all Vidyadhara lineages, Dorje Gotrab mantra is protection for the body. This means that in the Nyingma tradition, all Vidyadharas, one by one; mind lineage, mudra lineage and word lineages all come from Samantabhadra down to our Master. These are long lineages.
Guru Rinpoche’s students, this is Father’s Wish-fulfilling Gem, Father’s Dharma, it is the Father lineages Heart mantra. One of Dorje Lingpa’s Treasure’s says mantra, and karma tsok offering are important and the great mantra, the Heart mantra is Dorje Gotrab. Rolpai Dorje said the same about Wrathful Dorje Drolo Tantra. Pawo Learaptsal, clearly said it is medicine and mantra. Dorje Gotrab mantra is protection for our body, speech and mind. Terdag Lingpa and Karma Leadrel Lingpa also have said the same many times.
Also, the Vidyadhara lineages say that true practice brings true Enlightenment. We have lots of history of Masters saying this.
Dorje Gotrab is very secret and very important. Some Buddhist Universities and others including lay people use mantra; use the Dharma wheel and have Mipham Rinpoche’s teachings. All of the Nyingma tradition, true Masters, all clearly say this is a Heart Practice and are teaching these to others. These Three Treasures together in this Protection Mandala is rare and is auspicious. This Namkchag Dharma Wheel has Dorje Gotrab as one of its three roots.
Third, when is this mantra used and when should others be taught?
Learaptsal has a Treasure that says, in this time when the 5 Poisons have power, you use this mantra because lots of people are very negative and we are not lucky. It is the end of our good luck, the end of our good karma. In this time when it is not raining properly; there are many bad actions, bad groups, who are all doing bad activities. All negative things are happening. The 8 Demons are all very angry, as are nagas, and gods. In the time when new illnesses that we never had before; that also affect everyone in the whole world; when there is no medicine for these illnesses and doctors don’t know these illnesses. Then you do this mantra. When you do this, then all of these negative things go away.
If you look in public in the world, god and hell realms and among humans, you won’t find Dorje Gotrab. If you have Dorje Gotrab, then you use and try this practice. If you ask other Masters in other countries such as India, Oddiyana, or anywhere in the whole world, you won’t publicly find Dorje Gotrab. If you look on the sun, or go deep into the earth, you won’t find Dorje Gotrab. We are lucky to have this one.
Fourth. What benefit comes from Dorje Gotrab mantra?
It is like a Wish-Fulfilling Gem and Rinpoche. The benefits of both Samsara and Nirvana are immeasurable. For example, at a worldly level, Dorje Gotrab, brings peace, wealth and all samsara’s wishes come true. And Samsara’s outer and inner sickness are all cleanly finished with Dorje Gotrab.
All illnesses can be finished. Tibetan Buddhism and Tibetan medicine classify diseases into many different categories. This includes the 424; the harm from 80,000 demons; 360 kinds with ghosts and with demons; and 18 kinds of untimely and easy death. These are all finished and destroyed. These Dorje Gotrab and Dorje Drolo have great power for peace and what you wish to come true. This mantra is the same in the past, present, and future. It is difficult to find. This is my heart. Better than heart. This is my head’s eye and we need to take care of this the same way.
Also, the Treasure Master, Learaptsal, has a Treasure that says all benefits come from one mantra and this is Dorje Drolo/ Dorje Gotrab. This finishes the power of gods and the obstacles from the 9 planets are finished. The Demon King is stopped. All 5 color viruses, white, black, red viruses etc. are finished.
Wrathful Demons, 8 Maras’ kings, female demons and many viruses, poisons, secret demons, death demons, ear demons, mouth demons, and other ten demons are finished. Others say also animal demons. All negative 84 kinds of bad omens, the 760 and 360 illnesses, the 404 diseases and obstacles, great demons and damages from 80,000 mara. All negativity is cleanly finished. Earth demons, demon men, demon women, day demons, and night demons are finished. Dorje Gotrab helps everything. It is like a thunderbolt with fire. It helps with samsara illnesses and all bad things.
Now nirvana can also help. Nirvana benefits are different and include peace and good samaya, keeping the positive. Then go to Buddhahood. More wisdom and more compassion come true. More meditation comes true, and more meditation power. When we die there are relics and have Enlightenment. Dorje Lingpas’ Treasure says if you are ill, don’t lose Dorje Gotrab/ Dorje Drolo’s protection, keep it with your body. When die, have it put in your right hand. When your body is cremated, have it with you. Then there will be lights, and rainbows. You will go to Buddhahood. The Dakinis will say, “come to Buddhahood”. You will have Thugdam. Guru Rinpoche will say, “you come”. You never forget Guru Rinpoche’s promise. It is never broken. Do not doubt Guru Rinpoche’s promise. We need to take care of it on our side.
Fifth, what action comes from saying this mantra?
This mantra adds to the benefits of all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, their blessings, including their primordial blessings. With devotion, all comes true and finishes your outer, inner, and secret obstacles and all good comes true. You believe in the Heart teachings, Heart advice, and Guru Rinpoche’s promise that never ends. Most importantly your devotion and samaya are very good.
Pawo Learaptsal in his Treasure, says that if you practice this, then activities, kindness, and compassion grow. This is how you respect your Guru and you take care of your lineage and Master. Don’t forget this advice and believe it. Also, give it to good hearted people. Give it to, positive people. This brings more benefits to this Heart practice.
Dorje Lingpa’s Treasure says this is my heart, this is my advice. This is like my heart students and you don’t give to others who are negative. If you do, it is poor samaya and the Dakinis become angry because you don’t keep samaya. So, you go to hell. Dorje Lingpa said that in the past, now and in the future, no mantra is as great as this mantra. This is better than my heart and better than my eyes. You keep it and give to your heart students. You keep your Heart. This is Guru, Yidam and Dakinis. It is important we believe this advice.
If we don’t like tantra or our lineage, then you never show this mantra to anyone. If you know people who have good heart and good meditation, you share it with these people.
This is often worn as a necklace or with our body. Try to do this mantra 108 times every day. Samaya. You keep your heart. This is good virtue; good Heart students and many good things happen.
In this Water Tiger year, Tibetan first month:
By the Sangha of Awam Vidyadharas, endowed with the four non-contrivances covering the extent of the whole earth,
May the tradition of the Great Perfection, the quintessence of the heart of the Buddhadharma, be apprehended through study, practice, and meditation.
H.H. Khenchen Lama Rinpoche.