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Re: Sitātapatrā Mantra

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Since it is quite short, here is the one by 7th Dalai Lama:
Praises and Requests for Repellence

As for the repellence:

Sitātapatrā, mother of all the conquerors,
Born from the invisible uṣṇīṣa of the Tathagāta,
Bliss-causing supreme deity,
Just by calling your name, hordes of māras are incinerated through knowledge-mantras and fire.

May [you], the one who is undefeatable by others,
Composed of the essence of the radiant, beautiful, and thoroughly perfect full moon,
Pacify all adverse conditions—both those that arise from humans and nonhumans—
And bestow all well-being without exception.

Please protect us forever
Through your activity of repelling harm so that we are never injured,
Especially by sorcery, curses, bindings of the three doors, and the like
Caused by other disturbing beings’ negative thoughts and deeds.

Colophon:
These praises and requests, which pacify the most severe signs of harm, evil knowledge-mantras’ curses, sorcery, and so forth cast by disturbing beings, were added to the Sitātapatrā praises by Śākya Bhikṣu Lozang Kelsang Gyatso for the purpose of recitation.
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Re: Sitātapatrā Mantra

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The other short one by Mahāsiddha Lekyi Dorje:
Repellence in Dependence on Uṣṇīṣa-Sitātapatrā

Assembly of deities of Bhagavātī Sitātapatrā,
Powerful and unhindered,
Through the power of your compassionate aspiration,
In accordance with my supplications,
Spread the teachings of the Buddha
And set all sentient beings in happiness.

Please repel the damage and despair aimed at generous benefactors and their retinue!
Repel bad indications in dreams!
Repel bad signs and evil omens!
Repel the negative thoughts and deeds of enemies and piśācas!
Repel the eighty-four evil omens!
Repel the 360 obstacles!
Repel the 404 types of illness!
Repel the 8,000 obstructers!
Repel the eight kinds of untimely death!
Repel the disturbing māras above!
Repel the arising rākṣasas below!
Repel the negative [karma] inscribed on the forehead!
Repel the arising of charnel ground spirits of ancestors!
Repel the diseases transmitted among humans!
Repel those that damage cattle!
Repel all misfortune that comes from the sky!
Repel the shaking poisonous arrow of the earth!
Repel the negative parkha and mewa! *
Repel hindrances and calamities!
* Tib. spar kha, eight trigrams used in Tibetan astrological readings.
Tib. sme ba, nine numerical squares used in Tibetan astrology.
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Re: Shurangama Mantra

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This practice is by Je Tsongkhapa:
Praise to Uṣṇīṣa-Sitātapatrā

After seventy million victorious ones and their assemblies of āryas, ṛṣis, knowledge-mantra holders, Brahmā, Indra, the Wrathful Mountain Son as well as Nārāyaṇa, the Seven Excellent Black Lineages, and the Ten Sugatas had respectfully prostrated to those worthy of homage, the words of secret mantra issued forth from the crown of the Sugata. Through this, the eulogy praising the Glorious Sitātapatrā was proclaimed to the assembly:

[The one] unable to be defeated by a variety of māras
[Was] excellently born from the uṣṇīṣa, supreme mark of the King of Śākyas,
In the Sudharmā Hall of the immortal lords.

As she repels all opposing enemies,
[She is] known as “The One Undefeatable by Others, Uṣṇīṣa-Sitātapatrā,”
Thoroughly renowned, all-pervasive throughout the three levels;
Single mother of all victorious ones of the three times;
Bhagavatī, to you I prostrate.

The harm inflicted by grahas, constellations, and planets;
Untimely death and bad dreams;
The harm of poison, weapons, fire, water, and so forth;
To you who thoroughly pacifies [all of these], I prostrate.

The extent of the maṇḍala of your body is exceedingly vast.
With a thousand heads displaying manifold expressions
And a thousand hands possessing blazing hand symbols,
You have power over all the maṇḍalas of the three levels.

Accompanied by the twenty-two mudrās, the “Extremely Wrathful” and so forth,
Through your unobstructed actions taming malevolent ones,
You crush the dark hordes to dust.
To the assembly of the knowledge-mantra goddess, I prostrate.

When I remember the fears of untimely death, sickness, and so forth
Produced by human and nonhuman bhūtas,
I go to you for refuge.
Please always protect me from all fears.

By merely remembering you,
Please repel gods, nāgas, demigods, and others;
All great grahas and those who rob us of our splendor and radiance;
And all those who eat wombs, flesh, blood, and the like.

Sever without exception the knowledge-mantras, which rob us of our happiness and excellence,
[Cast] by all types of evil beings.
And with a blazing dagger,
Perform the enlightened activity of stabbing all of these.

In brief, Bhagavatī, your assembled mudrās,
When held onto for refuge, grant wishes,
And with this mind [of refuge], all adverse conditions will be pacified.
Please establish all concordant conditions without exception according to our wishes.

Known as “Sitātapatrā, Goddess Arisen from the Uṣṇīṣa of the Tathagāta,”
The wrathfully magnificent one who pulverizes
All the hordes of grahas, obstructers, and assemblies and retinues of bhūtas—
Bhagavatī, you make the Buddha’s teachings flourish.

Bhagavatī Sitātapatrā, whatever your body,
Retinue, lifespan, and realm,
Whatever your supreme and excellent name,
May I and others become exactly like that.

By the power of praising and making requests to you,
For the sake of myself and others, wherever we are in this world,
Pacify all sickness, grahas, poverty, and fighting.
Please make the Dharma and auspiciousness increase!
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Re: Shurangama Mantra

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A little introduction to this powerful force for Good:

https://www.lotsawahouse.org/topics/sitatapatra/intro
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Re: Sitatapatra Mantra

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Here is a short practice by the Seventh Dalai Lama:
Praises and Requests for Repellence
As for the repellence:

Sitātapatrā, mother of all the conquerors,
Born from the invisible uṣṇīṣa of the Tathagāta,
Bliss-causing supreme deity,
Just by calling your name, hordes of māras are incinerated through knowledge-mantras and fire.

May [you], the one who is undefeatable by others,
Composed of the essence of the radiant, beautiful, and thoroughly perfect full moon,
Pacify all adverse conditions—both those that arise from humans and nonhumans—
And bestow all well-being without exception.

Please protect us forever
Through your activity of repelling harm so that we are never injured,
Especially by sorcery, curses, bindings of the three doors, and the like
Caused by other disturbing beings’ negative thoughts and deeds.
A true mind and true intent bring truth within truth. True practice and true cultivation take the truth beyond truth. True behavior and true conduct add truth to truth. In everything and every way, be true, true, true. Master Hua
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