Vajrapani Mantra – Om Vajrapani Hum
Vajrapani is the Bodhisattva who represents the energy of the enlightened mind, and his mantra also symbolizes that quality. The mantra is Om Vajrapani Hum.
Who is Vajrapani?
Vajrapani is one of the earliest appearing bodhisattvas in Mahayana Buddhism. Vajrapni represents the power aspect of complete enlightenment.
Vajrapani is extensively represented in Buddhist iconography as one of the earliest three protective deities or bodhisattvas surrounding the Buddha.
In Tibet, Vajrapani is known as Chag a dor Je. The sutra of golden light entitles him “great general of the yakshas”.
The Vajrapani Mantra
This powerful Mantra helps us to gain access to the irrepressible energy that the bodhisattva symbolizes.
Siddham Mantra of vajrapani
Tibetan Uchen mantra of vajrapani
oṃ va jra pa ṇi huṃ
oṃ vajrapani hum
The meaning of the Vajrapani Mantra
The meaning of the Vajrapani mantra Om Vajrapani Hum is one can learn to access the boundless and fiery energy which Vajrapani emits.
This mantra is simply his name, which signifies wielder of the thunderbolt by the mystical syllable om and hum.
By repeating this mantra we can gain an access to the type of irrepressible energy that is symbolized by Vajrapani. Think of it as a means of tapping into his endless energy in order to receive strength, guidance, and to eliminate our suffering.
The mantra has an upbeat and energetic feel to it, which is only strengthened with a greater insight into Vajrapani himself.
The benefits of the Vajrapani Mantra
Vajrapani Mantra is often chanted to remove negative energy. Vajrapani transforms our fear and feelings of being powerless into action and strength.