Golden Sutra Recitations for February

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Golden Sutra Recitations for February

Postby kirtu » Mon Feb 08, 2010 1:17 am

From email from Sutra of Golden Light DOT ORG
What a special month February is becoming!

Days Of Miracles Recitation of the


February 14 - 28 Bodhgaya, India and Everywhere

"Anybody who wants peace in the world should read The Golden Light Sutra. The Golden Light Sutra is one of the most beneficial ways to bring peace." Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Join the Days of Miracles Recitation of the Sutra of Golden Light in Bodhgaya, India, either in person at Root Institute and the Mahabodhi Stupa, or in voice from wherever you are.

From February 14, Losar, the Tibetan New Year to February 28, the fifteenth Day of Miracles, recitation of the radiant, sublime Sutra of Golden Light will be ongoing.

The Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodhgaya marks the site where Buddha Shakyamuni made his achievement for all mother sentient beings. Nearby at Vulture's Peak, the Buddha revealed this most rare and powerful sutra.

At that time, tens of millions of great bodhisattvas, arhats, naga kings, divine beings, protectors, mountain and river deities, other beings, and countless humans all gathered at Vulture's Peak where Buddha Shakyamuni, the Victor, was. To them, he revealed the Sutra of Golden Light, "the enjoyment of all the buddhas."

When you recite, visualize yourself as part of this great gathering who are, today, in the presence of the Buddha reciting this Sutra to benefit others, to create causes for peace, merit, and fulfillment of our teachers' inconceivably compassionate wishes. You need no special permission to do this practice. Simply put the transformative words of the exalted king of sutras, Sublime Golden Light, on your voice and in your heart.

Visualize a group. As Lama Zopa Rinpoche notes, "Karma is more powerful when gathered by many .The more people there are supporting, the more powerful it becomes. When karma is more powerful the result comes more quickly, whether it is a project or realization."

Before you begin, bathe your hands, face and feet. Take refuge and generate a good motivation. To multiply merits, say this mantra seven times: Om Dhare Dhare Bendhare Svaha. At the end, dedicate for the long lives of the precious teachers, and to eliminate conflict, violence, disaster and disease for all. For more

Then report your activity and say where you are in the world: ... =Reporting

The Sutra "frees every being from countless oceans of suffering... Removes the fear of the terrified and poor, and causes supreme virtue."
Kirt's Tibetan Translation Notes

"Even if you practice only for an hour a day with faith and inspiration, good qualities will steadily increase. Regular practice makes it easy to transform your mind. From seeing only relative truth, you will eventually reach a profound certainty in the meaning of absolute truth."
Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.

"Only you can make your mind beautiful."
HH Chetsang Rinpoche

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Re: Golden Sutra Recitations for February

Postby Virgo » Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:54 am

Thanks Kirt. I'll recite it on the 14'th.

"When we are following Dharma, any kind of Dharma - Sutra, Tantra - most important is that first of all we know our condition, not Dharma". - The maestro ChNN

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Re: Golden Sutra Recitations for February

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:35 am

Thanks Kirtu :bow:
It is such a beautiful sutra, this is good to know.


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