) is considered amongst the most advanced teachings given by the Shakyamuni Buddha
. It represents the pinnacle of all Shakyamuni Buddha's teachings, being a tantra
of the nondual (advaya
) class, along with the Kalachakra Tantra
The Nama-samgiti was preached by Shakyamuni Buddha for his disciple Vajrapani and his wrathful retinue in order to lead them into buddhahood. The essence of the Nama-samgiti is that Manjushri bodhisattva is the embodiment of all knowledge. The Nama-samgiti is a short text, only circa 160 verses and a prose section. It is a fraction of the vast Sutras such as Avatamsaka Sutra and Prajñāpāramitā Sutras or the endless ocean of tantras such as manjushri-mula-kalpa and the mountainous Hinayana teachings and sea of sundry extra-canonical works. And yet, the Nama-samgiti contains all of the Buddha's dharmas. It summarizes everything he taught. As Shakyamuni Buddha says of the Nama-samgiti, it is "the chief clarification of words". It is the "nondual reality". Therefore all sentient beings should definitely study and recite the manjushri-nama-samgiti.
- "manjushrijnanasattvaysa-paramartha-namasamgiti" (full Sanskrit title) lit. "The chanting of the names of Manjushri , the embodiment of supreme knowledge"
- Āryamañjuśrīnāmasaṃgīti ཨཱརྱ་མཉྫུ་ཤྲཱི་ནཱ་མ་སཾ་གི་ཏི
- Davidson, Ronald M. (1981) The Litany of Names of Manjushri - Text and Translation of the Manjushri-nama-samgiti, in Strickmann (ed.) Tantric and Taoist Studies (R.A. Stein Festschrift), Brussels: Institut Belge des Hautes Etudes Chinoises (Melanges Chinois et Bouddhiques, vol. XX-XXI) 1981
- Wayman, Alex (1985), Chanting the Names of Mañjuśrī: The Mañjuśrī-Nāma-Saṃgīti, Shambhala, 1985. [Reprint Motilal Banarsidass Publishers. Delhi 2006. ISBN 812081653]
- Lāl, Banārasī (1986) Āryamañjuśrī-nāma-saṃgīti:A Text-Analysis in Dhīḥ 1 1986 p. 220–238