Devotional Sanskrit formulas, consisting of words or syllables, which, when chanted, help the practitioner to retain the words and meaning of the Dharma so as to uphold constructive phenomena and eliminate destructive ones.

Tibetan: གཟུངས། gzungs

Sanskrit: dhāraṇī

Synonyms: Retention formula

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Deutsch: Dharani
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Русский: Дхарани