Teachings The benefits of the Vajra Guru and Mani recitation

However, in such times as those, this essential Vajra Guru mantra – if recited with vast bodhicitta aspiration in great sacred places, in monasteries, on the peaks of high mountains and the shores of vast rivers, in places inhabited by gods, demons and evil spirits, at the heads of the valleys, geophysical junctions, and so on – by tantrikas with unbroken samaya, vows-holding monastics, faithful men, women of fine qualities, and the like, however many times – one hundred, one thousand, ten thousand, one hundred thousand, ten millions, one hundred millions, an so on – will bring inconceivable benefits and powers. Countries everywhere will be protected from all plagues, famine, warfare, armed violence, poor harvests, bad omens and evil spirits. Rain will fall on time, harvests and livestock will be excellent, and lands will prosper. In this life, future lives, and on the pathways of the bardo, fortunate practitioners will meet me again and again – at best in actuality, or else in visions, and at the very least in dreams. Having gradually perfected the paths and levels of enlightenment, there is no doubt that they will join the ranks of male and female Awareness Holders in Chamara.
Even one hundred recitations per day without interruption will make you attractive to others, and food, wealth and enjoyments will appear effortlessly. If you recite the mantra one thousand, ten thousand, or more times per day, you will bring others under your influence with your brilliance, and blessings and powers will be continuously and unobstructedly obtained. If you perform one hundred thousand, ten million or more recitations, the three worlds will come under your power, the three levels of existence will fall under your glorious sway, gods and spirits will be at your bidding, the four kinds of enlightened activity will be accomplished without hindrance, and you will be able to bring immeasurable benefit to all sentient beings in whatever ways are needed. If you can do thirty million, seventy million, or more recitations, you will never be separate from the Buddhas of the three times nor ever apart from me. Thus, the eight classes of gods and spirits will obey to your orders, praise your words, and accomplish whatever tasks you entrust to them.
At best, practitioners will attain the rainbow body. Failing that, at the time of death, mother and child luminosities will meet. And at the very least, they will see me in the bardo and all their perceptions having been liberated into their essential nature, they will be reborn in Chamara and accomplish immeasurable benefit for sentient beings."
In another occasion, Yeshe Tsogyal herself said that: "If you recite the twelve syllables mantra of Padmasambhava one hundred thousand times, the faults of your three doors will be purified. If you recite it two or three hundred thousand times, your negative karma will be exhausted. If you recite it five hundred thousand times, you will reach the level from where there is not falling back. If you recite it seven hundred thousand times, you will meet face to face the Lotus-Born Guru in this very life. If you recite it one million times, you will realize the four kinds of enlightened activity. If you recite it six million times, you will shake the Samsara from its' depths. If you recite it ten million times, you will be as the Buddha of Boundless Light himself and you will obtain all the siddhis that you wish for from beginningless time".
It is said in the 'Sangtem' that: "If, with intense aspiration, devotion, and yearning you address fervent prayers to me, Orgyen Pema, I will be there in front of you. The rays of light that come from my Body, my Speech and my Mind will bless you with samadhi and will empower you. Visualize then that the Lama yab-yum and all his retinue melt into light and dissolve into you. Certain that you have become inseparable with me, meditate with divine pride. We will then be one."
It is said in the 'Root-Tantra-of-the-Union-of-All-the-Awarness-Olders' that: "If you see me, you see all the Buddhas. If you accomplish me, you accomplish all the Buddhas. I'm the union of all the Tathagatha."
It is said in the 'Instructions-to-the-Dharma-King' that: "Because of a very special karma, interrelated connections and wishes, my compassion is swifter than any other Buddha's one."
As this has been repeated again and again, the ultimate instruction is to pray to the Lotus-Born Guru without any doubt!

Again the king asked: "Alas, Precious Guru! Wherever they are born, sentient beings are unable to transcend suffering, please give us a teaching that might protect them. Once, the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezi) said that he had a very special connection with the Land of Snow, Tibet, and that this land would become his pure field of activity for disciplining beings. For this reason please Master, give us an instruction on the Great Compassionate One that might cut the door of rebirth into the six realms of conditioned existence and lead us toward Buddhahood." So, the Lotus-Born Guru said: "Noble Prince, King of Tibet, and you Ministers, listen to this! Indeed, as this realm of Tibet, the Land of Snow, is not the pure land where the feet of the pure and perfect Buddha stepped over, it was once a place of wilderness inhabited only by beasts. But, when the Baghawan was on the point of passing into the parinirvana, he blessed the Lord, the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, with the above prophecy as testament (the Buddha said to Avalokiteshvara that he had a very special connection with the Land of Snow, Tibet, and that this land would become his pure field of activity for disciplining beings). So, the Lord, the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara sent a monkey, who was an emanation of his mind, as Bodhisattva in Tibet. At that time, the goddess Tara also sent an emanation of herself, a young rocks' ogress, in Tibet as his companion. After sometime this two became attracted, felled in love and united. They had two children, a male and a female one, who were slightly different from their parents. They too united and also their children become slightly better looking than their parents. In this way, at each generation, their tails and furs grew gradually shorter and shorter until, multiplying themselves again and again, their face become human and they spread through all the Tibet. Because their father was a monkey, the Tibetans are dark colored and they like to blabber like children. Because their mother was a rocks' ogress, they have little compassion, take pleasure in sinful deeds and are hypocritical in their Dharma practice. Nevertheless, as their parents were emanations of the Great Compassionate One and the Liberatrice, they can be relatively easily disciplined. Especially, the Tibetans are easily disciplined by emanations of Avalokiteshvara and Tara. On the opposite, others than these two Bodhisattvas can difficultly discipline them. For this reason, it is very good that you asked an instruction on the Great Compassionate One, the Noble Lord Avalokiteshvara and I will give it to you explaining how to meditate on him."
Having said so, the king of Orgyen, the Lotus-Born Master, distinguished between the common and uncommon aspects of Avalokiteshvara and taught to the king and the ministers his tantra together with its commentary, its sadhana and the related activity and feast, so that they were rejoiced and happy.
Then he told them: "Like the Great Compassionate One, the Noble Lord Avalokiteshvara, you should look unceasingly with great compassion toward the beings of the six classes. Compassion means loving-kindness. There are three types of compassion: the compassion that focuses on beings, the compassion that focuses on Dharma and the compassion without reference point.
The compassion that focuses on beings means that you should look with unbearable compassion, similar to the love of a mother for her only child, toward all the beings of the six classes, which are tormented by suffering. The compassion that focuses on Dharma is the Six Syllables Mantra: OM MANI PEME HUNG!
OM pacifies the gods' suffering, which comes from their seeing the signs of approaching death, and from their transmigration and fall, establishing them in happiness. MA pacifies the semi-gods' suffering, which comes from their quarrellings and fights, establishing them in happiness.
NI pacifies the human beings' suffering, which comes from their being poor and destitute, establishing them in happiness.
PE pacifies the animals' suffering, which comes from their blindness and stupidity, establishing them in happiness.
ME pacifies the hungry ghosts' suffering, which comes from their hunger and thirst, establishing them in happiness.
HUNG pacifies the hell beings' suffering, which comes from the extreme heat and cold they experience, establishing them in happiness.
In this way, like the Great Compassionate One, the Noble Lord Avalokiteshvara, you should look uninterruptedly at the beings of the six classes.
The compassion without reference point is to contemplate the cutting of the stream of suffering of the six classes of beings in samsara: OM MANI PEME HUNG!
OM closes the door that leads to a rebirth as gods, empting the devas' realm.
MA closes the door that leads to a rebirth as semi-gods, empting the asuras' realm.
NI closes the door that leads to a rebirth as human beings, empting the humans' realm.
PE closes the door that leads to a rebirth as beasts, empting the animals' realm.
ME closes the door that leads to a rebirth as tormented spirits, empting the pretas' realm.
HUNG closes the door that leads to a rebirth as hell-beings, empting the hells' realm.
In this way, as it empties the six realms of samsaric existence and – revealing samsara's primordial purity – leads beings to the pure Buddhafields, the Six Syllables Mantra is the quintessence of the Great Compassion.
You, tibetan king and subjects, listen to me!
As OM MANI PEME HUNG is the quintessence of the Great Compassion of all the Buddhas of the three times, recite it all the time! The merit that comes from a single recitation of the Six Syllables Mantra cannot be measured!
A single seed of water lily might starts an inconceivable growth. The merit of reciting just one time the Six Syllables Mantra increases even more: OM MANI PEME HUNG! One sesame seed might increases into an immeasurably big number of seeds. The merit of reciting just one time the Six Syllables Mantra increases even more: OM MANI PEME HUNG!
The number of rivers that pour their waters into the salty water of the ocean is immeasurable. You could count the number of drops of water that compose all of that, but you cannot measure the merit that comes from a single recitation of the Six Syllables Mantra: OM MANI PEME HUNG!