Most of the pages on visible mantra are inteded to provide straight forward, quite formal examples of mantras and seed-syllables intended to aid visualisation and the beginning calligrapher. However Jayarava is also interested in calligraphy as an art form and so it seemed a good idea to have a page with examples of more ambitious projects.
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A dhāraṇī from Aparimitāyuḥ Nāma Mahāyāna Sūtra.
A mantra from the Mahāvairocana Abhisaṃbodhi Tantra, chp VI.18-19..
The Pāli phrase - sabbe sattā sukhi hontu - may all beings be happy.
The Mantra of Light
oṃ amogha vairocana mahāmudra maṇipadma jvāla pravarttaya hūṃ
A key Shingon mantra associated with Mahāvairocana
Alphabet Stupa - a design for a gift to my preceptor, using the Sanskrit/Siddham alphabet in the shape of a stupa. Accompanied by extensive notes.
A as a Dharma Door - based around the Sanskrit phrase "akāro mukhaḥ sarvadharmāṇāṃ ādyanutpannavāt" : The letter A is a door to all dharmas because they are originally unarisen.