The Shurangama Mantra (Chinese Transliterated Version)

The Shurangama Mantra has great spiritual power and is the longest mantra of the Buddha.

It can provide protection and blessings even if you wear it on your body above the heart and you don’t know how to recite it or keep a copy of it at home up high on a shrine.

It invokes the names of different Buddhas, Vajra Treasury Bodhisattvas and Dharma Guardians – so a lot of these syllables are chinese transliterations of the original sanskrit.

What I’ve done is separate the mantra into:

  1. Smaller chunks
  2. Recognize the repeating patterns (so that you don’t have to keep memorizing the same thing – just the different parts)

Because the mantra is so long (544 lines) – it can be easy to forget where you are when you’re halfway through reciting the mantra).

So, recognizing what is different within the repeating patterns can help you establish your bearings whilst reciting the mantra. With the repeating patterns – you just memorize the main line, then repeat the repeats after the line.

How do you memorize it? Memorize 1-2 lines each day, then build upon what you previously memorized the day before – adding an extra 1-2 lines everyday. It might take you 6 months to a year to memorize it all – just be patient, be persistent and go at your own pace. How do you eat a huge meal? One bite at a time.

Master Hsuan Hua said that if you learn the Shurangama Mantra in your lifetime – then your lifetime would not have been in vain.

I’d also suggest memorizing the first and last lines of each section – this also helps you know where you are when reciting, so as not to get lost:

So for example:

Section 1 starts with:

Namo sa dan two, su chye dwo ye, e la he di, san myau san pu two sye

Ends with: Jywe fan du, yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 2 starts with:

Wu syin, li shai jye na, bwo la she si dwo, sa dan two chye du shai ni shan

Then it goes with the repeating 6 Hu syin du lu yung sections!

Ends with: Bwo pe du, mwo mwo, yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 3 starts with: La she pe ye, ju la be ye, e chi ni pe ye

Ends with: La cha wang, pe chye fan, yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 4 starts with: pe chye fan

Ends with: Yan ji jr, sa two pe ye, mwo mwo, yin tu na mwo mwo sye

So all the 1st 4 sections end with yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 5 starts with: Tu shai jya jr dwo, wu she he la, jye pe he la

Ends with: the Heart of the Shurangama Mantra – the part after Da jr two. This is the most important part of the mantra – and you can try to recite this part 108 times per day – even if you don’t want to recite the whole mantra, you can recite just this part.

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

Swo pe he

Or you can recite this part in Sanskrit:

Tadyatha (means the mantra goes like this)

Om anale anale visadhe visadhe vira vajra dhare bandha bandhani vajrapani phat hum trum phat svaha

Section 1

Na mwo sa dan two
su chye dwo ye
e la he di
san myau san pu two sye


na mwo sa dan two
fwo two jyu jr shai ni shan

na mwo sa pe
bwo two bwo di
sa dwo pi bi

na mwo sa dwo nan
san myau san pu two
jyu jr nan

swo she la pe jya
seng chye nan

na mwo lu ji e lwo han dwo nan
na mwo su lu dwo bwo nwo nan
na mwo swo jye li two chye mi nan
na mwo lu ji san myau chye dwo nan

san myau chye be la
di bwo dwo nwo nan

na mwo ti pe li shai nan
na mwo syi two ye
pi di ye
two la li shai nan

she pwo nu
jye la he
swo he swo la mwo two nan

na mwo ba la he mwo ni
na mwo yin two la ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

lu two la ye


wu mwo bwo di
swo syi ye ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

nwo la ye
na ye
pan je mwo he san mwo two la
na mwo syi jye li dwo ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

mwo he jya la ye
di li bwo la na
chye la pi two la
bwo na jya la ye
e di mu di
shr mwo she nwo ni
pe syi ni
mwo dan li chye na
na mwo syi jye li dwo ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

dwo two chye dwo jyu la ye

na mwo be tou mwo jyu la ye
na mwo ba she la jyu la ye
na mwo mwo ni jyu la ye
na mwo chye she jyu la ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

di li cha
shu la syi na

bwo la he la na la she ye
dwo two chye dwo ye
na mwo pe chye pe di
na mwo e mi dwo pe ye
dwo two chye dwo ye
e la he di
san myau san pu two ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

e chu pi ye
dwo two chye dwo ye
e la he di
san myau san pu two ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

bi sha she ye
jyu lu fei ju li ye
bwo la pe la she ye
dwo two chye dwo ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

san bu shr bi dwo
sa lyan nai la la she ye
dwo two chye dwo ye
e la he di
san myau san pu two ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

she ji ye mu nwo ye
dwo two chye dwo ye
e la he di
san myau san pu two ye
na mwo pe chye pe di

la dan na ji du la she ye
dwo two chye dwo ye
e la he di
san myau san pu two ye

di pyau
na mwo sa jye li dwo
yi tan pe chye pe dwo
sa dan two chye du shai ni shan
sa dan dwo bwo da lan

na mwo e pe la shr dan
bwo la di
yang chi la
sa la pe

bwo dwo jye la he
ni jye la he
jye jya la he ni
ba la bi di ye

chr two ni
e jya la
mi li ju
bwo li dan la ye
ning jye li

sa la pe
pan two nwo
mu cha ni
sa la pe
tu shai ja
tu syi fa

bwo na ni
fa la ni

je du la
shr di nan
jye la he
swo he sa la rau she

pi dwo beng swo na jye li
e shai ja bing she di nan
na cha cha dan la rau she
bwo la sa two na jye li
e shai ja nan

mwo he jye la he rau she

pi dwo beng sa na jye li
sa pe she du lu
ni pe la rau she
hu lan tu syi fa
nan je na she ni

bi sha she
syi dan la
e ji ni
wu two jya la rau she
e bwo la shr dwo jyu la

mwo he bwo la jan chr
mwo he dye dwo
mwo he di she
mwo he shwei dwo she pe la
mwo he ba la pan two la

pe syi ni
e li ye dwo la
pi li jyu jr

shr pe pi she ye
ba she la mwo li di
pi she lu dwo
bwo teng wang jya

ba she la jr he nwo e je
mwo la jr pe
bwo la jr dwo
ba she la shan chr
pi she la je

shan dwo she
pi ti pe
bu shr dwo

su mwo lu bwo
mwo he shwei dwo
e li ye dwo la

mwo he pe la e bwo la

ba she la shang jye la jr pe
ba she la jyu mwo li
jyu lan two li
ba she la he sa dwo je

pi di ye
chyan je nwo
mwo li jya
ku su mu
pe jye la dwo nwo
pi lu je na

jyu li ye
ye la tu
shai ni shan

pi je lan pe mwo ni je
ba she la jya na jya bwo la pe
lu she na
ba she la dwun jr je
shwei dwo je
jya mwo la
cha che shr
bwo la pe
yi di yi di
mu two la
jye na
swo pi la chan
jywe fan du
yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 2

wu syin
li shai jye na
bwo la she syi dwo
sa dan two
chye du shai ni shan


hu syin du lu yung
jan pe na

hu syin du lu yung
syi dan pe na

hu syin du lu yung
bwo la shai di ye
san bwo cha
na jye la

hu syin du lu yung
sa pe yau cha
he la cha swo
jye la he rau she

pi teng beng sa na jye la

hu syin du lu yung
je du la
shr di nan
jye la he

swo he sa la nan
pi teng beng sa na la

hu syin du lu yung
la cha
pe chye fan
sa dan two
chye du shai ni shan

bwo la dyan
she ji li

mwo he swo he sa la
bwo shu swo he sa la
shr li sha
jyu jr swo he sa ni

di li e bi ti shr pe li dwo
ja ja ying jya

mwo he ba she lu two la
di li pu pe na
man cha la
wu syin
swo syi di
bwo pe du
mwo mwo
yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 3

la she pe ye
ju la ba ye
e chi ni pe ye
wu two jya pe ye
pi sha pe ye
she sa dwo la pe ye
pe la jau jye la pe ye

tu shai cha pe ye
e she ni pe ye
e jya la
mi li ju pe ye

two la ni bu mi jyan

bwo chye bwo two pe ye
wu la jya pe dwo pe ye
la she tan cha pe ye
nwo chye pe ye
pi tyau dan pe ye
su bwo la na pe ye


yau cha jye la he
la cha sz jye la he
bi li dwo jye la he
pi she je jye la he
bu dwo jye la he
jyou pan cha jye la he

bu dan na jye la he
jya ja bu dan na jye la he
syi chyan du jye la he
e bwo syi mwo la jye la he
wu tan mwo two jye la he
che ye jye la he
syi li pe di jye la he

she dwo he li nan
jye pe he li nan
lu di la he li nan
mang swo he li nan
mi two he li nan
mwo she he li nan


she dwo he li nyu

shr bi dwo he li nan
pi dwo he li nan
pe dwo he li nan
e shu je he li nyu
jr dwo he li nyu

di shan sa pi shan
sa pe jye la he nan

pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi


bwo li ba la je jya
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

cha yan ni
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

mwo he bwo su bwo dan ye
lu two la
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

nwo la ye na
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

dan two chye lu cha syi
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

mwo he jya la
mwo dan li chye na
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

jya bwo li jya
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

she ye jye la
mwo du jye la
sa pe la two swo da na
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

je du la
pe chi ni
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

pi li yang chi li jr
nan two ji sha la
chye na bwo di
swo syi ye
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

na jye na she la pe na
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

e lwo han
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

pi dwo la chye
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

ba she la bwo ni
jyu syi ye jyu syi ye
jya di bwo di
chi li dan
pi two ye she
chen two ye mi
ji la ye mi

la cha wang
pe chye fan
yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 4

pe chye fan
sa dan dwo bwo da la
na mwo tswei du di
e syi dwo na la la jya
bwo la pe
syi pu ja
pi jya sa dan dwo be di li


shr fwo la shr fwo la
two la two la
pin two la pin two la
chen two chen two
hu syin hu syin
pan ja pan ja pan ja pan ja pan ja
swo he

syi syi pan
e mu jya ye pan
e bwo la ti he dwo pan
pe la bwo la two pan
e su la
pi two la
bwo jya pan
sa pe ti pi bi pan
sa pe na chye bi pan
sa pe yau cha bi pan
sa pe chyan ta pe bi pan
sa pe bu dan na bi pan
jya ja bu dan na bi pan
sa pe tu lang jr di bi pan
sa pe tu sz bi li
chi shai di bi pan
sa pe shr pe li bi pan
sa pe e bwo syi mwo li bi pan
sa pe she la pe na bi pan
sa pe di di ji bi pan
sa pe dan mwo two ji bi pan
sa pe pi two ye
la shr je li bi pan
she ye jye la
mwo du jye la
sa pe la two swo two ji bi pan
pi di ye
je li bi pan
je du la
fu chi ni bi pan


ba she la
jyu mwo li
pi two ye
la shr bi pan

mwo he bwo la ding yang
yi chi li bi pan
ba she la shang jye la ye
bwo la jang chi la she ye pan
mwo he jya la ye
mwo he mwo dan li jya na

na mwo swo jye li dwo ye pan
bi shai na bei ye pan
bwo la he mwo ni ye pan
e chi ni ye pan
mwo he jye li ye pan
jye la tan chr ye pan
mye dan li ye pan
lau dan li ye pan
je wen cha ye pan
jye lwo la dan li ye pan
jya bwo li ye pan


e di mu jr dwo
jya shr mwo she nwo
pe sz ni ye pan
yan ji jr
sa two pe sye
mwo mwo yin tu na mwo mwo sye

Section 5

tu shai ja jr dwo
e mwo dan li jr dwo


wu she he la
chye pe he la
lu di la he la
pe swo he la
mwo she he la
she dwo he la
shr bi dwo he la
ba lyau ye he la
chyan two he la
bu shr bwo he la
pwo la he la
pe sye he la

be bwo jr dwo


tu shai ja jr dwo
lau two la jr dwo

yau cha jye la he
la cha swo jye la he
bi li dwo jye la he
pi she je jye la he
bu dwo jye la he
jyou pan cha jye la he
syi chyan two jye la he
wu dan mwo two jye la he
che ye jye la he
e bwo sa mwo la jye la he
jai chywe ge
cha chi ni jye la he
li fwo di jye la he
she mi jya jye la he
she jyu ni jye la he
mu two la
na di jya jye la he
e lan pe jye la he
chyan du bwo ni jye la he

shr fwo la

yin jya syi jya
jwei di yau jya
dan li di yau jya
je tu two jya

ni ti shr fa la
bi shan mwo shr fa la
bwo di jya
bi di jya
shr li shai mi jya
swo ni bwo di jya
sa pe shr fa la

shr lu ji di
mwo two pi da lu jr jyan
e chi lu chyan
mu chywe lu chyan
jye li tu lu chyan

jye la he

jye lan jye na shu lan
dan dwo shu lan
chi li ye shu lan
mwo mwo shu lan
ba li shr pe shu lan
bi li shai ja shu lan
wu two la shu lan
jye jr shu lan
ba syi di shu lan
wu lu shu lan
chang chye shu lan
he syi dwo shu lan
ba two shu lan
swo fang ang chye
bwo la jang chye shu lan
bu dwo bi dwo cha
cha chi ni
shr pe la

two tu lu jya
jyan du lu ji jr


pe lu dwo pi
sa bwo lu

he ling chye

shu sha dan la
swo na jye la
pi sha yu jya
e chi ni
wu two jya
mwo la pi la
jyan dwo la
e jya la
mi li du
da lyan bu jya
di li la ja
bi li shai jr jya

sa pe na jyu la
sz yin chye bi
jye la li yau cha
dan la chu
mwo la shr
fei di shan
swo pi shan
syi dan dwo bwo da la

mwo he ba she lu
shai ni shan
mwo he bwo lai jang chi lan
ye bwo tu two
she yu she nwo


byan da li na
pi two ye
pan tan jya lu mi
di shu
pan tan jya lu mi
bwo la pi two
pan tan jya lu mi

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
swo pe he.