This album contains Lama Zopa Rinpoche's oral transmission (*lung) of the five powerful mantras: the Kunrig Mantra, the Stainless Pinnacle Essence Mantra, the Lotus Pinnacle of Amoghapasha Mantra, the Namgyalma mantras (long and short), and the Buddha Mitrugpa Mantra.
These powerful mantras, mentioned in Giving Breath to the Wretched by Kusali Dharmavajra, can be recited to benefit individuals who are dying or have died. Rinpoche teaches that they liberate not only those who are dying, but also those already dead, even those in the lower realms. "It is good to chant or play mantras so the dying person can hear them," Rinpoche teaches in How to Face Death without Fear, " this can lift them from sadness or depression. In general, all mantras are very powerful: simply hearing them can purify negative karma and protect from the lower realms."
When printed, these mantras can be laid on the body of someone who is dying or has died to help that person have a peaceful death and to find a higher rebirth.