Shurangama Mantra學會楞嚴咒

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NA  MWO  SA  DAN  TWO     SU  CHYE  DWO  YE     E  LA  HE  DI     SAN  MYAU  SAN  PU  TWO  SYE  -The firstt 4 lines of Shurangama Mantra (楞嚴咒前四句)

DA  JR  TWO     NAN     E  NA  LI     PI  SHE  TI     PI  LA  BA  SHE  LA    TWO  LI     PAN  TWO  PAN  TWO  NI     BA  SHE  LA  BANG  NI  PAN     HU  SYIN  DU  LU  YUNG  PAN      SUO  PE  HE  --Heart of Shurangama Mantra (the last 11 lines) 咒心(最後11句)

New!  Audiobooks webpage  


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- Download PDF:  Shurangama Mantra (pinyin version)

- Download PDF:  Shurangama Mantra from  CTTB Daily Recitation Handbook

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  Venerable Master Hsuan Hua chanting the first 29 lines of Shurangama Mantra    >> LBSM Home Page 長堤聖寺主頁  宣公上人念誦〈楞嚴咒〉頭二十九句咒文

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How-to:  The Great Shurangama Samadhi -- Direct the Hearing Inward to Hear Your Own Nature   >> LBSM Home Page 長堤聖寺主頁   如何修持:楞嚴大定 -- 反聞聞自性 

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- Heart of Shurangama Mantra, Vow of Rebirth in the Pure Land, the Three Refuges, Universal Worthy Bodhisattva's Verse of Exhortation & "Namo Amitofo"  >>  Amitabha Buddha Recitation page   咒心淨土文三皈依普賢菩薩警眾偈南無阿彌陀佛 >>  持名念佛網頁


  Chanting  唱誦 Amitabha Recitation 七會念佛  (00:15:11, 10.5 MB) "Namo Amituofo [Homage to Amitabha Buddha]"  "南無阿彌陀佛"

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- Venerable Master Hsuan Hua explains the Esoteric School >> The Five Schools page  宣公上人密宗略說 >> 五教並進網頁

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- For audio, video and text files to learn the Great Compassion Mantra, see our Calendar page, under Great Compassion Repentance. (You may also like to check out The Heart Sutra for an explanation of mantras, Om Mani Padme Hum and Medicine Master Buddha's True Words for Anointing the Crown)   學會大悲咒:唱誦和文字檔,見法會時間表網頁,大悲懺海報下(也可參看心經關於咒的解説六字大明咒[Om Mani Padme Hum]和藥師灌頂真言

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- This link has now been fixed:  Recite Mantras with a Proper and Sincere Mind... after we learn the Shurangama Mantra, we must constantly keep a compassionate frame of mind...Single-minded concentration is efficacious...what's meant by single-minded concentration?....  --A Dharma talk by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua


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Shurangama Mantra -

The Efficacious Language of Heaven and Earth



From "A Sure Sign of the Proper Dharma" by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:

...Great Master Hongren, the Fifth Patriarch...decided to try to save the people in that city....


- Why will they say the Shurangama Sutra is spurious? Because the Shurangama Sutra tells about all their faults.  It discusses their kinds of deviant knowledge and deviant views....  

- If there hadn’t been any Shurangama Mantra in the Shurangama Sutra...there wouldn’t have been any reason to speak the Sutra....


The History of Transmission & Translation:

...[Great Master Zhi Yi] was moved to bow to the west in the hope that he would one day see this Sutra...every day for 18 years...

...[Dharma Master Paramiti] cut open his arm and placed the small scroll inside his flesh....


...“Which is more beautiful,” the Buddha asked [Sundarananda], “these monkeys or your wife Sundari?”

..Out of a horse’s belly into the womb of a cow. How many times back and forth have you passed by Yama’s halls, As you go from Shakra’s palaces down into Yama’s pot?

...Shakyamuni Buddha was a deer, the leader of a herd of 500....


For further reading:  

- The Shurangama Sutra text

- The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua

(You may like to start with the Contents page or the  detailed outlines from the PDF files below for topics of interest such as:

- Volume 1:  The Buddha dispatched Manjushri Bodhisattva to rescue the Venerable Ananda with the Shurangama Mantra. 

- Volume 4: Why do all conditioned appearances such as the mountains, the rivers, and the great earth suddenly arise?  ....if the nature of earth is pervasive, how can it contain water? If the nature of water is pervasive, then fire does not arise. Further, how do you explain that the natures of fire and water can each pervade empty space with out displacing one another?  ...the nature of earth is solid; the nature of emptiness is penetrating. How can they both pervade the dharma-realm?

- Volume 5:  Gwan Yin Bodhisattva's Perfect Penetration [under "The Ear Organ"]. 

- Part 6:  The Four Clear Exhortations of Purity--the cutting off of lust, killing, stealing and false speech, and the proclamation of Shurangama Mantra and its benefits. 

- Part 7:  the Gradual Stages, the Bodhisattva Stages, and the Seven Destinies. 

- Part 8: the Demonic States--the 50 Skandhas.)


- All 8 Volumes:

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  8 Volumes [PDF]


- By Volume:

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 1 [PDF]

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 2 [PDF]

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 3 [PDF]

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 4 [PDF]

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 5 [PDF]

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 6 [PDF]

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 7 [PDF]

The Shurangama Sutra with Commentary by Venerable Master Hsuan Hua:  Part 8 [PDF]


- About Manjushi Bodhisattva from the CTTB website


楞嚴咒  The Shurangama Mantra

- DRBAdharma's Channel on YouTube: Venerable Master Hsuan Hua on 法總中文網站在YouTube的頻道-宣公上人開示:

楞嚴咒 The Shurangama Mantra


The Four Clear Instructions on Purity, The Shurangama Sutra:

>>     Audio   

Shakyamuni Buddha spoke on the 5 pungent plants,

The Shurangama Sutra:

Ven. Master Hsuan Hua's  verse on

Shurangama Mantra:


For Venerable Master Hsuan Hua's commentary on the following, please see our LBSM Posters page...

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出馬腹入牛胎 閻王殿前幾度徊 始從帝釋殿前過 又到閻君鍋裏來




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- 大佛頂首楞嚴經淺釋【新版】(含新版五十陰魔淺釋)、科判、綱要等建議您:先由楞嚴經的科判開始。

bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第一冊(經前懸談)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第二冊(序分、三番破識)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第三冊(十番顯見、剖妄出真)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第四冊(會通四科、圓彰七大)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第五冊(審除細惑、從根解結)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第六冊(二十五聖圓通章)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第七冊(四種清淨明誨‧楞嚴神咒)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第八冊(十二類生‧歷位修證‧七趣)
bullet 新版《楞嚴經》淺釋‧第九冊(五十陰魔)

- 楞嚴咒句偈

- 大佛頂首楞嚴經五十陰魔淺釋

- 大佛頂首楞嚴經大勢至菩薩念佛圓通章淺釋



Your Online Learning Tools

May we suggest learning a couple lines a day from the text file, and following along the audio file the best you can?  It has taken others days, weeks, months, or in some cases, even years to learn Shurangama Mantra by heart.  The length of time varies with individuals, but all the same, the key is to be persistent.  If you ever get stuck on a line or need help, feel free to contact a branch monastery near you.  (Check the list of branches on our home page, or search the DRBA or DRBA Chinese web pages.)

1. Audio Files

  1. Slow Speed for Beginners [MP3] 楞嚴咒、慢速、學習版
  2. New! Slow Speed for Beginners  [MP3] 新! 楞嚴咒、慢速、學習版、新版
  3. Regular Speed [MP3] 楞嚴咒、一般速度、女眾
  4. New! Regular Speed--New version [MP3] 新! 楞嚴咒、一般速度、新版
  5. New! 7-Minute Fast Speed [MP3] 新!楞嚴咒、快速、七分鐘

If you are starting out to learn the Mantra, you might like to record your own recitation.  Since there are 5 sections to the Mantra, you could record and learn one section at a time.  如果您開始學誦楞嚴咒,建議您錄自己的念誦。楞嚴咒分五會,一次錄一會,跟著自己的念誦學。

Since the 2nd section is the shortest in length, you might consider starting with section 2 first. 由於第二會最短,您或可從第二會著手。


In the beginning, it might take 30 minutes to recite the entire Mantra.  In the end, it might take less than 5 minutes.  Read below for Venerable Master Hua's commentary on how the Mantra should flow forth from your heart.  開始學,念一遍可能需30分鐘,熟了之後,不到5分鐘。以下是宣公上人解説,要能背到像自己心裏流出來。

...[T]hrough kalpa after kalpa they will not be poor or lowly, nor will they be born in unpleasant places.  I've told you that if you can memorize the Shurangama Mantra to the point that it flows forth from your mind and heart, then you have obtained the samadhi of holding the mantra.


Once you obtain that, if you can recite it like flowing water which never ceases, then at the very, very least, you can be fabulously wealthy for seven lives. If you continue reciting it in this way for life after life, you can be wealthy for seventy or seven hundred or seven thousand or seven million lives; there's nothing fixed about it. As long as you want to be a wealthy person, you can be one...


- The Shurangama Sutra, Roll 6, with Commentary by Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, at Buddhist Lecture Hall, San Francisco, Summer of 1968



- 大佛頂首楞嚴經淺釋(七)一九六八年 宣化上人講述於美國加州三藩市佛教講堂

2. Text File in pin yin and Chinese :

    Skip to Shurangama Mantra


3. Text File in Wade Romanization (Mantra only)


4.  YouTube

- Verse by the Venerable Ananda and Sutra text: 

Shurangama Mantra - The beginning section

- Shurangama Mantra - The opening verse and text 楞嚴咒前偈誦和經文


Section 1 第一會

- Shurangama Mantra - Section 1 - Slow Version 楞嚴咒第一會  慢速

- Shurangama Mantra - Section 1 楞嚴咒第一會


Section 2 & 3 第二、三會

- Shurangama Mantra - Section 2, 3 - Slow Version 楞嚴咒第二,三會  慢速

- Shurangama Mantra - Section 2, 3 楞嚴咒第二,三會


Section 4 & 5 第四、五會

- Shurangama Mantra - Section 4, 5 - Slow version 楞嚴咒第四,五會  慢速

- Shurangama Mantra - Section 4, 5 楞嚴咒第四,五會


5. Verse of Dedication迴向偈

At the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, on Saturdays at the close of the Shurangama Mantra Recitation for World Peace, the following dedication verse is chanted:


Verse of Dedication


May these adornments and pure merit and virtue

Be dedicated to the Dharma protecting dragons and gods,

To the mountain and river spirits of the Three Realms,

And to the guardians who watch over our Sangharamas.

We pray that blessings, peace and goodness

Be an adornment to the Unsurpassed Bodhi,

Vowing that all--friends and foes--throughout the Dharma Realm

Will together enter the sea of Vairochana's nature.



以此嚴淨功德  迴向護法龍天

三界嶽瀆靈聰  守護伽藍真宰

祈福保安平善  莊嚴無上菩提

普願法界冤親  共入毗如性海


Some quick tips on pin yin
  1. "q" is pronounced like "ch",
  2. "x" like "sh",
  3. "zh" like "j"
  4. "ai" like the word "eye",
  5. "ao" like the "ou" in the word "out"
  6. "e" like the "e" in the word "earl', e.g., e, he and zhe; or like "eh", e.g., ye, jie, qie and xie,
  7. "i" like "ee",
  8. "o" like the word "awe",
  9. "u" like "w" or "oo", e.g., duo and pu; or like the word "you", e.g., ju.

    Take the first six lines for example::


("MO" is pronounced "m-awe"; "TUO" is pronounced "t-w-awe", not "2")


("QIE" = "ch-ee-eh"; "DUO" = "d-w-awe"; "YE" = "y-eh")

3)    E LA HE DI

("E" = the "e" in the word "earl'; "HE" = the "he" in the word "her" but not the word "he"; "DI" = "dee")


("MIAU" = "m-ee-ou", that is "ou" as in "out"; "XIE" = "she-ee-eh")


(same as line 1)


 "FO" = "f-awe"; "JU" = "j-you"; "ZHI" = "jee", "SHAI" = "sh-eye"; "NI" = "n-ee" just like the word "knee")

Shurangama Mantra

- Download PDF: (pinyin version)

- Download PDF:  Shurangama Mantra from CTTB Daily Recitation Handbook


Wade Romanization:


Please note:

- "Sye" in line 4, 187, 232, 363, 434:  "Sye" is pronounced "sh-ee-eh".  The "s" is pronounced "sh".  The "y" is like the "ee" in "cheese", and the "e" like the first "e" in "edge". 

- Likewise, in line 553, "syin" is pronounced "sh-ee-n" just like the word "sheen".


Quick tips: 

- "Chye" in line 2:  "Chy" is like the "chee" in "cheese"; and the "e" is like the first "e" in "edge". 

- "Ye" in line 2:  The "e" i"s also like the first "e" in "edge".

- "Di" in line 3:  Like the "dee" in "deed", and the same goes for all the ending i's such as:

- "Ni" in line 6 "ni" is like "knee".

- "Ji" in line 15 is like the "jee" in "jeep".

- "Li" in line 17 is like the "lea" in "lead".

- "Mi" in line 17 is like the "mee" in "meet".






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Revised: 09/12/11.