"If a person always remembers to recite this mantra diligently, he will develop immeasurable roots of goodness." - The Maha Cundi Dharani Sutra
Pronunciation and meaning of the Cundi Mantra
Namaḥ (Pronounce as Na-Mah): take refuge in Saptānāṁ (Pronounce as Sap-Ta-Nam): seven Samyak-saṁbuddha (Pronounced Some-Yak-Some-Buddha): Perfectly Enlightened One Koṭīnāṁ (Pronounce as Ko-Ti-Nam): One koti is equivalent to ten million Tad-yathā (Pronounce as Tart-Yah-Ta): This is it Oṁ (Pronounce as Ah-Um): A sacred word in the Vedic religion, which the Mahayana Buddhists borrowed. "Om" has no literal meaning and is regarded as a symbol for the original sound of the Universe. Cale (Pronounce as Cha-Leh): a variation of Cundi’s name Cule (Pronounce as Chu-Leh): another variation of Cundi’s name Cundi (Pronounce as Chun-Di): Purity Svāhā (Pronounce as Sva-Ha): May it be true!
I take refuge in Seven Million Perfectly Enlightened Buddhas. This is the mantra: Om! Cale Cule Cundi. May this be true!