ayurvedic_student_dedication_letter

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January 24, 2009.

Dear Student and Fellow Practitioner,

Welcome to the 90 hour – 6 trimester unit Level 1A Clinical Ayurvedic Nutrition Therapist (C.A.T.) and 900 hour – 60 trimester unit Level 1B Clinical Ayurvedic Herbalist (C.A.H.) Distance Learning Program and higher.

My name is Ven. Losang Jinpa. I am your primary teacher for this Buddhist Ayurveda program and am an American Buddhist monk who ordained at Nalanda Monastery in France (www.Nalanda-Monastery.eu). I reside with two other Dharma friends in the Ksitigarbha Buddhist Monastery in the San Francisco Bay Area city of Berkeley, California – just four blocks from the University of California Berkeley campus and am currently one of only four American Buddhist Monks in the city of Berkeley. I am a member of the International Mahayana Institute (IMI) Sangha community (www.IMIsangha.org) of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's Nalanda Tradition. I studied Buddhism with the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua’s senior monks of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery (www.drba.org), and at the Berkeley Buddhist Monastery where I lived for 10 months studying Buddhism, teaching Ayurveda and practicing free Ayurvedic medicine for the neighboring community. My main practice is by donation at the Medicine Buddha Healing Center (www.Ayurveda-Berkeley.com) in Berkeley. I also have the deepest respect for the Venerable Eka-Yana Master Shen Kai Shang-Ren (www.jenchen.org) of Jen Chen World Buddhism (www.jenchen.org.sg) and his Arya Sangha. It is very simple to eliminate suffering. Accept everything with ease, And let go completely.

—– By Venerable Master Shen Kai

I am the only Ayurvedic practitioner in the West Coast of the USA to have completed a six-year 1800-hour 1900-patient apprenticeship with Dr. Vasant Lad, B.A.M.S., M.A.Sc. Dr. Lad is a world-renowned Ayurvedic physician and author with 40 years experience who founded the Ayurvedic Institute (www.Ayurveda.com). I have served over 5600 patients in 13 years of practice in a mostly free-clinic or by donation setting.

Thanks for your patience with the Student-Only website access to: www.BhaisajyaGuru.com and http://CorrespondenceCourse.Ayurveda-DistanceLearning.com. We did a document update across all of the Distance Learning Program; hence, there has been a slight delay as we completed updates. We trust that you will benefit yourself and others from this timeless wisdom program.

Please feel free to call between the hours of 10 AM and 7 PM Pacific Standard Time 7 days per week with questions on the program and your studies. Do not leave voicemail messages, they will not be listened to at all. You may occasionally e-mail us at [email protected] (or at [email protected] in a pinch), but we always prefer the personal touch of the telephone – phone is more effective communication to help make up for the impersonal nature of a “correspondence course.” This is the “oral tradition” of Nagarjuna Sushruta that we teach. It is not a “written tradition” — so please call rather than write us.

Thank you for your initial donation for your Buddhist Ayurvedic studies. We look forward to receiving your remaining tax-deductible tuition donations for the program as your finances permit. Please consider smaller monthly payments via PayPal.com until you have covered the full suggested donation for the tuition.

The full cost of the first level 1A Clinical Ayurveda Nutrition program as stated on the www.Ayurveda-America.com website home page is $2,500 for 90 classroom hours (6 trimester units) of audio-video files downloadable (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Download) via http://CorrespondenceCourse.Ayurveda-DistanceLearning.com and via www.archive.org/details/ayurveda_institute. The completion of the first level program is Level 1B and is called CAT-CAH (Clinical Ayurveda Therapist – Clinical Ayurveda Herbalist) and is $9,000 (includes the $2,500 you would have paid for Level 1A) 900 classroom hours (60 trimester units). These 900 hours may be completed in-person here in Berkeley or via the “Virtual Classroom” via our Moodle Course on our website.

Although there is now more than 100 hours of DVD quality video available online in the program (download it at www.archive.org/details/ayurveda_institute), the teachings are primarily made up of audio (theory classes at www.bhaisajyaguru.com/namo-amitabha-buddha and Medicine Buddha Healing Center clinic patient consultations at www.bhaisajyaguru.com/medicine-buddha-clinic) in MP3 (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3) audio files with some Microsoft format audio called WMA (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Media_Audio) files.

All of these video and audio files are playable on your PC using Windows Media Player 9, 10, or ideally version 11 (download Player 11 for Windows XP - www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/player/11) www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia). Using Windows Media Player is the best choice for your PC, however you may also use Miro OpenSource Video Player (www.getmiro.com - excellent tool), VLC Media Player (www.videolan.org - also excellent - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/VLC_media_player), Apple’s QuickTime Version 8 (www.apple.com/quicktime – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime - good only if you have an iPhone (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPhone, www.apple.com/iphone) or an iPod or a Macintosh, otherwise, don't bother with it on Windows PC's) or iTunes (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ITunes - also good only if you have an iPhone, iPod or a Mac otherwise, don't bother with it on Windows PC's), WinAmp (www.winamp.com – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winamp) the RealPlayer (not recommended – en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RealPlayer)

On your Apple Macintosh you can play WMA and WMV files within Apple’s QuickTime (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/QuickTime) using the free Windows Media Components for QuickTime by Flip4Mac. This let’s Mac using play Windows Media files (.wma and .wmv) directly in QuickTime Player and view Windows Media content on the Internet using a Web browser (www.flip4mac.com/wmv_download.htm). Alternatively, for older Macs use the 2002 Windows Media Player 7.1 for Mac.

The best method for those who wish to study Ayurveda while commuting and on-the-go is to use a Digital Audio Player (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MP3_Player) such as Microsoft’s Zune (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Zune) or an Apple iPod (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IPod) or on your cell phone. As listed here, www.microsoft.com/windows/windowsmedia/devices/topdevicepicks.mspx,.good products are produced by www.iriveramerica.com.

The 2009 Ayurveda CAT Program contains large amounts of downloadable - streamable HDTV (near Hi-Definition Television quality) DVD video (MPEG2 and MPEG4). This new Hi-Def 1280 x 720 screen resolution (16:9 TV format) format just became popular in 2009 on all Sony and other Video Camcorders (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AVCHD). HDTV is much better picture quality than the older 1024 x 768 screen resolution (4:3 TV used for the last 50 years). This makes it much easier to read the PowerPoint slide shows and our Ayurveda Dharma Wiki (http://Ayurveda-TCM.com/ayurvedic-chinese-medicine-distance-learning) that I often lecture with and other onscreen handouts that I show you on the videos.

This HDTV (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HDTV) Ayurvedic video requires very high speed cable Internet and a recent fast CPU (2 Mhz or faster - 2.4 GHz Pentium 4 processor or equivalent minimum – recommended is 3.0 GHz speed) large memory (1 GB RAM) large hard disk (160 GB or larger) computer purchased in 2007 or later. For now however, until Blue Ray (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blu-ray_Disc) with HDTV is more common on your computer and your new television set (probably 2010 or 2011), you can download the normal classic style DVD quality (non-HDTV) versions of our Ayurveda class videos at www.archive.org/details/ayurveda_institute. This site (http://www.archive.org/search.php?query=AYR220) is where we get free hosting for over 200 GB of Ayurveda videos in both downloadable DVD-style MPEG2 files and streaming Adobe Flash Video (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flash_Video). We get free hosting since we dedicate all of our materials using the Creative Commons license (Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 United States: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us) for all of our Ayurvedic Mobile Learning programs (http://correspondencecourse.ayurveda-distancelearning.com/wiki/Copyleft) as a way of benefiting the larger Ayurvedic world community with a non-proprietary, non-commercial product that can be improved upon by others. This part of our belief in Copyleft rather than Copyright (see http://correspondencecourse.ayurveda-distancelearning.com/wiki/Copyleft) and in the Creative Commons.

CAT Level 1A is usually completed in 6 months to one year. CAT Level 1B is usually completed in two to three years of part time study. CAT-CAH allows you the opportunity to receive the certification diploma “Associate of Applied Ayurvedic Science Degree” (“A.A.A.S.” Diploma) after completing the Oral Exam for Level 1A and 1B and writing a Clinical Research Paper based on the over 1500+ Ayurvedic Consultation MP3 audio files that you will have access to.

No sincere student is ever turned away due to lack of funds. We rely on your tax-deductible contributions in order to continue our non-profit mission for the long-haul. A larger portion of all proceeds are donated to Nalanda Monastery (www.Nalanda-Monastery.eu) in France where I try to spend some time each year or so in study and meditation retreat with my brother monks of the Tibetan tradition of H.H the Dalai Lama. Thanks to your support, I spent 20 days in August studying advanced Buddhist teachings from Lama Zopa Rinpoche. Also thanks to your support, I spent10 days in November at Vipassana Meditation Retreat (www.dhamma.org) with S.N. Goenka-ji's organization in North Fork, California.

Since my Ayurvedic teacher Dr. Vasant Lad, always begins the new school year with an auspicious puja (opening ceremony in ancient Sanskrit), I will now give you this blessing and universal dedication of merit and virtue (punya) realizing that the ephemeral and illusory “barriers” of time, space and energy are empty (shunyata akasha). Even though I am not there in person to directly teach you Ayurveda, may this sincere wish always be in your heart as you diligently study daily, master, apply and teach Buddhist Ayurveda in order to heal the multitude of suffering living beings with the balanced wings of wisdom (prajna) and compassion (karuna), theory and practice, “knosis” and “praxis”. We request that, as your first act of the school year, you please consider reciting out loud and seriously reflecting on these words of dedication or at least recite aloud the Sanskrit words that are in italics with a first capital letter. Don't worry about their proper pronunciation - just recite them with a heart-mind of compassion-wisdom.

Our Deep Dedication to You as a Student of Buddhist Ayurveda:

Om Namo Ratna Trayaya. May whoever sees, touches, reads, remembers, talks or thinks about these Buddhist Ayurveda Healing Arts teachings never be reborn in unfortunate circumstances, receive only rebirths in situations conducive to the perfect practice of Healing Dharma, meet only perfectly qualified spiritual guides, and quickly develop Bodhichitta (the indefatigable unshakeable vow [Maha Pranidhana] to realize full enlightenment in order to transform the countless afflictions through mastering the innumerable medicines and healing arts in order to benefit the myriad sentient beings in the Universe).

Through the merit of having contributed to the spread of the Medicine Master Buddha's profound Ayurveda teachings for the sake of all sentient beings, may our benefactors and students and their families and friends have long and healthy lives, all happiness and contentment, and may all their spiritual Dharma wishes be instantly fulfilled. By sentient beings hearing these precious teachings and by the practice of selfless moral conduct may all epidemic diseases, cancer, AIDS, and all other sicknesses (physical, mental, emotional, and psychic) be cured; may all disputes, wars and famines stop immediately; may the rains, and tides fall at the right time and proportion and may all harvests be abundant; may sentient beings experience all enjoyments and an abundance of all that is good; may there be peace in the world; and may all realize the perfection of morality (Shila), mindfulness (Samadhi) and wisdom (Prajna Paramita)

May Vipashina Buddha of the Earth Store Sutra bless and protect you in all your endeavors allowing you to completely purify (Om Samskara Skandha Shodhana Paramita Swaha) your past beginningless negative actions (akusala karmas) of greed (vata windy desire), hated (fiery pitta anger) and stupidity (muddled kapha ignorance) so that you may return to your original purity (Om Namo Maha Shila Paramita Swaha) and be like a radiant fragrant thousand-petalled lotus (Sahasra Om Mani Padma Hum Hri) amidst the illusory “mud” of this world. Om Namo Vipashina Shamatha Samadhi Tathagataya Swaha. May the Enlightened Sage named Medicine King (Om Namo Bhaisajya Raja Bodhisattva) and his brother the Enlightened Sage named Medicine Superior (Om Namo Bhaisajya Samudgata Bodhisattva) of the Eastern Vajra World of Medicine Master Buddha (Om Namo Bhagavaté Bhaisajya Guru Vaidurya Prabaha Rajaya Tathagataya Arhaté Samyaksambodhi Tadyata Om Bhaisajé Bhaisajé Bhaisajya Samudgaté Swaha) perfect your great generosity (Om Namo Maha Dana Paramita Swaha - Jinpa means “perfect generosity” in Tibetan) for the sake of giving selflessly to all beings the most rare limitless gift of Dharma wisdom-compassion teachings, the priceless gift of courage (friendly encouragement and enthusiasm), and the limited gift of food, clothing, shelter, medicine, time, energy, and money knowing that the one who gives, the one who receives, and that which is given is “empty” (not separate from each other - but are one continuous unbroken movement).

May Maitreya the Great Big Bellied Happy Bodhisattva perfect your great kindness and universal friendliness (Om Namo Maha Maitri Paramita Swaha) for the sake of befriending all living beings knowing that their happiness is your happiness and knowing that there is no such thing as an enemy. May this Honored Future Buddha, Maitreya, perfect your great patience (Om Namo Maha Kshanti Paramita Swaha) for the sake of teaching beings to transform their pitta anger into the tolerant fire of wisdom and vata desire into the patient contentment of renunciation (Upeksha) knowing there is no separate self in need of anything “outside”.

      

May Akshobhya Bhaisajya Guru Medicine Master Buddha, the Unmoving One of the East Lapis Lazuli Vajra Land, perfect your great equanimity, renunciation and detachment (Om Namo Maha Upeksha Paramita Swaha) for the sake of lovingly serving and healing all living beings equally knowing that their sickness have the same original cause as your own sickness - vata desire, pitta anger, and kapha ignorance. Om Namo Vajra Kulaya.

May Maitreya the Big Bellied Happy Buddha perfect your great sympathetic joy (Om Namo Maha Mudita Paramita Swaha) for the sake of helping all living beings to success in righteous endeavors empathetically knowing that their success is your success. Om Namo Maitreya Buddha Swaha. Om Namo Tathagata Kulaya.

May Avalokiteshvara the Great Compassionate Bodhisattva Who Listens to the Sounds of the World perfect your great compassion (Om Namo Maha Karuna Paramita Swaha) for the sake of showing empathy to all living beings knowing that their suffering is your suffering and that compassion shown to them is compassion shown to you. Om Namo Aryavalokiteshvaraya Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya Maha Karuna Kaya Om Sarva Abhaya.

May Ksitigarbha Earth Store Great King of Vows Bodhisattva perfect your skillful methods and expedient means (Om Namo Maha Upeksha Paramita Swaha) and non-retreating vows (Om Namo Maha Pranidhana Paramita Swaha) for the sake of never giving up on your commitments to capably and selflessly serve living beings knowing that they are not separate from you. Om Bwo La Mwo Ning Two Ning Swaha. Om Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya Maha Pranidhana Kaya, Om Sarva Upeksha Om Namo Amoghasiddhi Kulaya.

May Gautama Siddhartha Shakyamuni Buddha, the World Honored One of Planet Earth, perfect your great mindfulness, concentration, and passive choiceless awareness (Om Namo Maha Dhyana Samadhi Paramita Swaha) – “Stop thinking and end your problems” – so that you realize that all things are created by the Mind alone knowing that the myriad things return to the original oneness… but if there is REALLY no you, no ultimate self to realize that Oneness because you have transcended the duality of the attributes (the Gunas of hot/cold, male/female, yang/yin, heaven/earth, up/down, left/right, fast/slow, sharp/dull, hard/soft, solid/liquid, stable/unstable, dry/oily, clear/cloudy, etc.), then it ALL returns to the Zero – the perfect limitless eternal wonderful endless changeless number that when contemplated can bring ultimate enlightenment Om Namo Bhagavaté Shakyamuni Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Swaha

May Samantabhadra Universal Worthy Perfect Practice Bodhisattva of the Avatamsaka Sutra perfect your great daily practice (Om Namo Maha Sadhana Paramita Swaha) of physical, mental, emotional, spiritual, and financial well-being so that you may realize the ultimate practice “where you do nothing, yet nothing is left undone.” Om Namo Maha Vaipulya Buddha Avatamsaka Sutra, Om Namo Nagarjuna Bodhisattva, Om Namo Samantabhadra.

May Mahasthamaprapta Great Strength Bodhisattva of the Shurangama Sutra perfect your mastery of energy (qi and prana) and strength (Om Namo Maha Virya, Maha Bala Paramita Swaha) so you vigorously indefatigably serve and benefit countless living beings never tiring, knowing that energy is boundless and is created by the mind alone. Om Namo Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattvaya Mahasattvaya, Maha Virya Bala Kaya, Sarva Prana Swaha. Om Namo Amitabha Amitayus Tathagataya Padma Kulaya Sukhavati Loka Pranidhana Siddhaya Swaha. Om Namo Lion’s Roar Buddha (Om Namo Simha Mukha Buddha Namaha)

May Manjushri the Pure Youth, Great Wisdom Bodhisattva of the Shurangama Sutra perfect your great wisdom (Om Namo Maha Vajracchedika Vidyam Prajna Paramitayam Swaha,) for the sake of teaching and transforming countless beings knowing that there is no self - no me, no you, no others, and no birth and death, contemplating that all conditioned phenomena are like dreams, illusions, bubbles, shadows, like dew drops, snow flakes, and a lightning flash. May you realize that there is no “you”, no separate “self” to perfect (Om Namo Anitya-Anatman- Dukkha Bodhi Shurangama Dharani Maha Samadhi Siddhaya Swaha Maha Siddhaya Swaha).

Eh Nah Lee Pea Sheh Tea. Om Padma Ushnisha Vimalé Hum Phat. Om Namo Sanghata Dharma Paryaya Sutra.

Om Siddhyantu Mantra Padaya Swaha. Na Mwo Yin Tu Na Mwo Mwo Sye.

Peace in Dharma. Thank you for supportively walking together on this infinitely rewarding healing journey of many lifetimes.

Sincerely, Your dedicated servant and fellow “chronic student” of Buddhist Ayurveda Dharma Paryaya (expedient skillful means). Ven. Losang Jinpa “For not retreating from the Bodhi heart from this incarnation until one's incarnation as a Buddha, use the Non-Retreating Gold Wheel Avaivartika Suvarna Chakra Hasta Mantra 38 (46): “PU TI YE. NAN. SHE NWO MI DZWO. SA WA HE.” The Dharani Sutra says, “He recites the mantra for all the living beings he sees, causing it to pass their ears and thus become a cause for the realization of Bodhi. His merit and virtue is limitless and boundless. Praise cannot exhaust it.”

“For all internal illnesses, use the Jeweled Bowl Arogya Hasta Mantra 3 (42): “HU LU HU LU SYI LI. NAN. JR LI JR LI. WA DZ LA. HUNG PAN JA.” The Dharani Sutra says: “You should know that he is a treasury of the king of medicine, for he constantly uses the Dharani to cure the illnesses of living beings.”

Ven. Losang Jinpa, D.Ayur, M.A.H., Ph.D Buddhist Ayurveda

Ordained American Buddhist Monk from Nalanda Monastery, Diplomate of Ayurveda, Master Ayurveda Herbalist, Doctor of Ayurvedic Philosophy; Co-Founder and Director of non-profit Medicine Buddha Healing Center and its Ayurveda Healing Arts Institute.

Nalanda Monastery's Buddha Hall with fellow monk brothers (May 28, 2006, 12:32 pm).

I respectfully bow to the Venerable Tibetan Geshe Losang Jampel - the Monastic Vinaya Abbot of Nalanda Monastery

P.S. I am in the middle with my monastic ordination teacher Venerable Geshe-la Jampel directly behind me.

Ven. Losang Jinpa's Monastic Lineage Teachers are Venerable Master Hsuan Hua and H.H. the Dalai Lama.

Losang means “High Awareness”, Jinpa means “Perfection of Generosity” (Dana Paramita): These two teacher sagely teachers have an ultimate 24-7 awareness and have perfected their generosity: the highest form of giving is to give wisdom. I take refuge in the Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua - Founding Abbot of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas. I respectfully bow to and take refuge in Venerable Tenzin Gyatso - His Holiness the Dalai Lama - Nalanda Monastery Root Teachers Here are my latest wishes-prayers (Pranidhana Paramita) for your success as a Buddhist Ayurveda practitioner-healer-cultivator. Please chant the full line verses below often, at least once a week if you can. Especially the first three mantras of the Three Great Bodhisattvas of this realm: Namo Manjushri (Wisdom), Namo Avalokiteshvara (Compassion - Guan Yin) and Namo Ksitigarbha (Vows Stored in the Earth Treasury). If you are in a hurry, just simply chant the words in boldface blue starting with the word Om Namo. 1. May Manjushri Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Wisdom (Namo Maha Prajna Paramita – Om Ah Ra Pa Cha Na Dhi Om Sarva-Dharma 'bhava-Svabhava-Vishuddha Vajra (Chakshur) A Aa Am Ah. Prakruti-Parishuddhah Sarva-Dharma. Yad Uta Sarva-Tathagata-Jnana-Kaya-Manjushri-Parishuddhitam Upa-dayeti A Aah. Sarva-Tathagata-Hridaya. Hara Hara Om Hum Hrih. Bhagavan-Jnana-Murté. Vagi-Shvara Maha-Pacha. Sarva-Dharma-Gagana-Mala-Supari-Shuddha-Dharma-Dhatu-Jnana-Garbha A Ah.) OM AH MANJUSHRI HUM HUM

2. May Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Compassion (Namo Maha Karuna Brahma Vihara – Om Mani Padme Hum – Gate Gate Paragate Parasamgate Bodhi Svaha) OM AH LOKESHVARA OM HUM

3. May Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Vows (Namo Maha Pranidhana Paramita – Om Boe Lah Moe Ning Toe Ning Svaha) OM AH KSITIGARBHA THLIM HUM

4. May Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Strength (Namo Maha Bala Paramita) OM AH MAHABALA HUM HUM

5. May Samantabhadra Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Universally Worthy Conduct (Namo Bodhisattva Charya Shila) OM AH SAMANTABHADRA SAM HUM

6. May Bhaisajya Raja and Bhaisajya Samudgata Bodhisattvas Mahasattvas bless us all with Great Medicine Mastery (Om Namo Bhagavate Bhaisajya Guru Vaidurya Vaidya - Pi Li Ju Je, Sheh Pe Pi Sheh Yeah)

7. May Vajrapani Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Protection (Namo Maha Virya Dhyana Samadhi Dharma-Pala – Eh Nah Lee Pee Sheh Tee - Om Namo Vajrapani Hum Svaha) OM AH VAJRAPANI OM HUM

8. May Maitreya Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Universal Loving-Kindness for all sentient beings (Namo Maha Maitri Kshanti Brahma Vihara – Om Mohi Mohi Maha Mohi Svaha) OM AH MAITRI MAIM HUM

9. May Yama Raja Dharma-Pala Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Victory over Birth (Jati), Old-Age (Jara), Sickness (Roga) Death (Maranam) (Namo Maha Mritunjaya Maha Upeksha Brahma Vihara) OM AH YAMANTAKRIT HUM HUM

10. May Mahakala Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Justice and Spiritual Attainments (Om Namo Avalokiteshvara Siddhaya Svaha Maha Siddhaya Svaha - Om Guru Mahakala Hari Nisa Siddhi Dza)

11. May Maha-Sveta Arya-Tara Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Sympathetic Joy (Namo Maha Mudita – Om Tare Tuttare Ture Svaha. Namo Ratna Trayaya, Namo Arya Avalokiteshvaraya, Bodhisattvaya, Mahasattvaya, Maha Karunikaya, Om Tare Tuttare, Namo Sarva Papam Shodhaya Shodhaya, Vishodhaya Vishodhaya, Sarva Samudra Chhashana Karaya Svaha. OM I prostrate to the goddess foe destroyer, liberating lady Tara. Homage to TARE, savioress, heroine, With TUTTARE dispelling all fears, Granting all benefits with TURE, To her with sound SVAHA, I bow.

12. May Vajrayogini Bodhisattva Mahasattva bless us all with Great Brahmacharya (victory over heat of lust-craving and heat of anger-aversion) (Om Om Om Sarva Buddha Dakiniye Vajra Varnaneyi Vajra Vairochaneyi Hum Hum Hum Phat Phat Phat Svaha).

Om Vajrasattva Samaya, Manu Palaya, Vajrasattva, Deno Pratishta, Drido Mé Bhava, Supo Kayo May Bhava, Suto Kayo May Bhava, Ahnu-Rakto May Bhava, Sarva Siddhi May Prayatsha, Sarva Karma Sutsamay, Tsittam Shri Yam, Kuru Hum, Ha Ha Ha Ha Ho, Bhagavan Vajrasattva, Ma May Mutsa, Vajrasattva, Bhava Maha Samaya Sattva Ah Hung Phat.

We dedicate this merit-virtue to all beings so they may realize limitless contentment-equanimity-detachment (Maha Upeksha), compassionate wish for enlightenment on behalf of all beings (Bodhichitta), ultimate wisdom perceiving reality (Maha Prajna Paramita Anuttara-Samyak-Sambodhi). Namo Arya Sheng-Nong - Jivaka - Charaka - Nagarjuna - Jian Zhen Shr - Da Xin Fa Shr - Shen Kai Shang Ren Shr - Hsuan Hua Shang Ren Shr - Upasaka Vasant Lad Vagbhata Namaha. “From these Gurus and the Three Precious Gems I take safe direction with myself clear as a Bodhisattva holding Compassion and Wisdom I present you with offerings. Upholding the teachings of Sutra and Mantra I restrain myself from a wide variety of faulty deeds. Amassing within all constructive measures, I benefit beings through the four types of giving.” (6x) Namo Shurangama Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas (3x)

O Deep and Wondrous Dharani (The Shurangama Mantra) - Unmoving (Akshobya Medicine Buddha) Honored One (Buddha).

Supreme Shurangama appears most rarely in the world. Extinguishing deluded thoughts (raga-vata-desire, dvesha-pitta-anger, moha-kapha-ignorance klesha-afflictions) from countless kalpas past (eons), I needn't pass through eons 'till the Dharma Body's (Dharma Kaya - Enlightened Buddha Body) gained.

I wish (Bodhichitta) to now attain the Way (“The Buddha way is unsurpassed”); and as the Dharma King (Dharma Raja - a Buddha), I'll then return (as a Bodhisattva Mahasattva) to rescue beings more than Ganges sands.

This deep resolve (Bodhichitta) I offer to the myriad Buddhas' Lands (Buddha Kshetras - worlds), and thus endeavor to repay (filial respect) the Buddha's boundless grace (Nitya Punya).

I now request the Bhagavan (World-Honored One) to certify my Quest (the Ultimate Spiritual Quest for Enlightenment of Anuttara-Samyak-Sam-Bodhi); to enter first the evil world - the Five Turbidities (five obscurations or cloudinesses of mind – 1. Kalpa or time Turbidity kalpa-kaṣāye hara; 2. View Turbidity or point of view dṛṣṭi-kaṣāya hara; 3. Affliction Turbidity - greed-hatred-stupidity, vata desire, pitta anger, kapha ignorance - kleśa-kaṣāye hara; 4. The living beings turbidity sattva-kaṣāye hara; and 5. The life turbidity - birth, old age, sickness and death - āyuṣ-kaṣāye hara-ha).

If yet a single being's not accomplished Buddhahood, accordingly I also must renounce (Upeksha Chatura Brahma Vihara #4) Nirvana's Bliss.

O' Great in Courage (Conviction - Virya Paramita #4), Great in Power (Maha Bala Paramita #9), Great Compassionate (Maha Karuna Chatura Brahma Vihara #2) One (One = Oneness returns to Zero = Emptiness - Shunyata)!

I pray would now uncover and dispel my subt'lest doubts (Maha Prajna Paramita), Thus cause me quickly to attain Supreme Enlightenment (Anuttarasamyaksambodhi), And sit within the Bodhimandas (Way Places) of the Ten-Fold Realms (“The Ten Dharma Realms are not beyond a single thought.”) And even could (which it can…) the nature of Shunyata (empty space) melt away (shatter), My Vajra-like (adamantine, indefatigable, unmoving Shurangama Akshobhya), Supreme Resolve (Bodhichitta) would still remain unmoved (Akshobhya).

From my gurus and the Three Precious Gems, I take safe direction. With myself clear as a Bodhisattva, holding vajra (compassion of fullness) and bell (wisdom of emptiness), I present you with offerings. Upholding the teachings of sutra and mantra, I restrain myself from a wide array of faulty deeds. Amassing within all constructive measures, I benefit beings through the four types of giving.

Namo Arya Sheng-Nong - Bhaisajya Raja - Jivaka - Charaka - Nagarjuna - Jian Zhen Shr - Da Xin Fa Shr - Shen Kai Shang Ren Shr - Hsuan Hua Shang Ren Shr - Upasaka Vasant Lad Vagbhata Avalokiteshvara Namaha.

“From these Gurus and the Three Precious Gems I take safe direction with myself clear as a Bodhisattva holding Compassion and Wisdom I present you with offerings. Upholding the teachings of Sutra and Mantra, I restrain myself from a wide variety of faulty deeds. Amassing within all constructive measures, I benefit beings through the four types of giving - Dharma (wisdom-compassion teachings), Pala (protection), Maitri (universal loving kindness), Artha (resources: food, clothing, shelter, medicines, money, relationships).” (6x) You may download the actual WMV Video files (each video is 30 minutes long) of our introductory mantra lectures by visiting: http://www.archive.org/details/Guanyin_42Hand_01_Great_Compassion_Mantra_Buddhist http://www.archive.org/details/Guanyin_42Hand_02_Great_Compassion_Mantra_Buddhist http://www.archive.org/details/Guanyin_42Hand_03_Great_Compassion_Mantra_Buddhist http://www.archive.org/details/Guanyin_42Hand_04_Great_Compassion_Mantra_Buddhist

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