Shurangama Mantra

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The Shurangama mantra or Śūraṅgama mantra is the central mantra of the Śūraṅgama Sūtra, an important Mahayana sutra within East Asian Buddhism. Although the sutra only survives in Chinese and Tibetan translation, the mantra is written in Sanskrit within these translated texts.

According to the Śūraṅgama Sūtra,[1] the mantra was transmitted by Gautama Buddha to Manjusri to protect Ananda before he had become an arhat. It was again spoken by the Buddha before an assembly of monks and lay adherents.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Śūraṅgama Sūtra Translation Committee of the Buddhist Text Translation Society, 2009, p. xviii.


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