A mantra is a sacred utterance, a numinous sound, a syllable, word or phonemes, or group of words in Sanskrit, Pali and other spiritual languages.
have a syntactic structure and literal meaning, while others do not.
One of the most ancient Buddhist mantras is the Ye Dharma Hetu
, also known as the dependent origination dhāraṇī.
This phrase is said to encapsulate the meaning of the Buddha's Dharma. It was a popular Buddhist mantra .