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The Shurangama Mantra

Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Om Namo Avalokiteshvara; Om Namo Maha Karuna Mantra, Dharani Sutra Maha Karuna Dharma; Om Namo Dharani Sutra Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as Vast as the Sea.
Om Namo "Sutra of the Vast, Great, Full, Unimpeded Great Compassion Heart Dharani of Avalokiteshvara the Thousand-Handed, Thousand-Eyed Bodhisattva Who Regards the World's Sounds"
– Ven. Hsuan Hua of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, The Dharani Sutra, Burlingame, CA: Buddhist Text Translation Society, www.BTTSonline.org, 1976: p. 1.

Verse for Opening a Sutra The unsurpassed, profound, and wonderful Dharani Sutra and Maha Karuna Mantra, Is difficult to encounter in hundreds of millions of eons, And yet, I now see and hear it, receive and uphold it, And I vow to realize the Buddha's true meaning. The Great White Canopy Light from the Buddha's Crown Foremost Spiritual Mantra Mwo he sa dan dwo Bwo da la – Mwo he sa dan dwo Bwo da la two lo ni jou - Om Syi Dan Dwo. Bo Da La. Shurangama Mantra First Four Lines Invocation: Na Mwo Sa Dan Two | Su Chye Dwo Ye | E La He Di | San Myau San Pu Two Sye. "Five Great Heart Mantras" Invocation: Chr Two Ni | E Jya La | Mi Li Ju | Bwo Li Dan La Ye | Ning Jye Li1 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

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The Mantra has five divisions which correspond to the five directions – north, south, east, west, and the middle. The Eastern Division is the Vajra Division, with Akshobhya Buddha (Medicine Buddha – Bhaisajya Guru) as the teaching host. The Southern Division is the Production-of-Jewels Division, with Production-of-Jewels Buddha (Ratna Sambhava Buddha) as the teaching host. The Central Division is the Buddha Division, with Shakyamuni Buddha (Vairochana Buddha) as the teaching host. The Western Division is the Lotus Division, with Amitabha Buddha (Amitayus Buddha – Amitofou) as the teaching host. The Northern Division is the Karma Division, with Accomplishment Buddha (Amoghasiddhi Buddha) as the teaching host. There are five divisions, because there are five huge demonic armies in this world. There are demons to the east, south, west, north, and in the center. Since there are these five demon armies, not just five demons, the Buddhas also cover the five directions to suppress the demons. If there were no Buddhas, the demons could appear openly in the world.
The Shurangama Sutra - Volume Six, a simple explanation by the Venerable Master Hsuan Hua, publisher and translator Burlingame, California: Buddhist Text Translation Society, Dharma Realm Buddhist University, Dharma Realm Buddhist Association, www.BTTSOnline.org, 1st ed. 1981, 2nd ed., 2002: p. 94. ISBN 088139-___-_

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Introduction to the Shurangama Mantra of Ultimate Stability:
The following pages of sacred texts contain an introductory explanation of the ineffable (indescribable) and wonderful Shurangama (ultimately stable) with the "modern" Sanskrit and Siddham (ancient Sanskrit) versions along with English "translations" of the Mantra. We cannot stress enough how much it is required that during the period in one's life that one chants these mantras (true words) that one makes vows to lead an ethical (compassionate - selfless) life and strives (does one's best) to uphold these vows (pranidhana in Sanskrit), practices, or moral precepts (shila). At minimum, one should follow the "Ten Commandments" of the Abrahamic religions (Judaism, Christianity, Islam); but it is best if one takes as one's fundamental (root) moral conduct the Buddhist Five Precepts below or the Yogic Yama precepts. Chant these mantras only with a heart of benefiting living beings to relieve their afflictions of desire/greed (windy vata), anger/hatred (fiery pitta), ignorance/stupidity (muddled murky kapha). Never attempt to use ANY prayer, chant or especially a mantra for selfish or greedy aims. The ends NEVER justifies the means! The ends IS the means. The mantras contained on the following sacred pages are Dharani, meaning "true words." Thus, your most important agreement with yourself (and with the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Sages, God(s), Goddess, Saints and, for that matter, with all living beings) in using these mantras to serve beings (Seva) is to: "Be Impeccable with Your Word." To quote The Four Agreements, a book of transformative Toltec wisdom - moral conduct by Don Miguel Ruiz, M.D., (San Rafael, California: Allen-Amber Publishing, 1997), "Speak with integrity. Say only what you mean. Avoid using the word to speak against yourself or to gossip about others." This impeccability of word implies 1. No lying, 2. No harsh speech, 3. No profane or vulgar speech, 4. No gossip or divisive speech, and 5. No frivolous speech (chit-chat, blah-blah-blah, or looselewd speech). Ruiz affirms, "Use the power of your word in direction of truth and love" (compassion). (Ruiz, front inside cover) Ruiz says more, "It sounds very simple, but it is very, very powerful. Why your word? Your word is the power that you have to create. Your word is the gift that comes directly from God" (Buddha, Bodhisattvas, Goddess). "The Gospel of John in the Bible speaking of the creation of the universe, says, 'In the beginning there was the word, and the word was with God, and the word is God.'" The Avatamsaka Sutra says "If you wish to understand the universe, realize that it is all created by the mind alone." Ruiz continues, "Through the word you express your creative power. It is through the word that you manifest everything. Regardless of what language you speak, your intent manifests through the word." This is why it doesn't matter if a mantra is chanted in modern Sanskrit, ancient Siddham Sanskrit, Hindi, Tibetan, Chinese, Japanese, English or any language. However, some languages, such as Sanskrit and Siddham have a deeply spiritual vibration to them. What matters is not the language, but your Word, your vow, your commitment, your pledge, your bond, your responsibility, your giving your breath (prana or qi). Ruiz elaborates, "What you dream, what you feel, and what you really are, will all be manifested through the word. The word is not just a sound or a written symbol. The word is a force; it is the power you have to express and communicate, to think, and thereby to create the events in your life. You can speak. What other animal on the planet can speak? The word is the most powerful tool you have as a human; it is the tool of magic." The word is the tool of Dharani - which in Sanskrit means to embrace and encompass all things and bring ultimate stability (this stability is called Shurangama in Sanskrit). Ruiz expands, "But like a sword with two edges, your word can create the most beautiful dream, or your word can destroy everything around you. One edge is the misuse of the word, which creates a living hell. The other edge is the impeccability of the word, which will only create beauty, love" (universal love - that is great compassion or Maha Karuna in Sanskrit) and heaven on Earth" (Sukhavati in Sanskrit). So be like Manjushri, the Great Wisdom Bodhisattva (Maha Prajna), the enlightened sage who uses the adamantine (vajra) wisdom sword to slice through delusion (confusion and ignorance) with the perfected union of compassion ( maha karuna) and wisdom (prajna paramita). Ruiz asserts, "Depending on how it is used, the word can set you free, or it can enslave you even more than you know. Ruiz affirms, "All the magic you possess is based on your word. Your word is pure magic, and misuse of your word is black magic." These Great Compassion mantras below are ineffably and compassionately powerful pure white magic and must be used wisely and only if you selflessly keep your word in the profound sense spoken of above. Ruiz states, "The word is so powerful that one word can change a life or destroy the lives of millions of people."
(Ruiz, pp. 26-27)

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Ruiz continues, "Now let us see what the word impeccability means. Impeccability means 'without sin.' Impeccable comes from the Latin pacatus¸ which means 'sin.' The im in impeccable means 'without sin.' Religions talk about sin and sinners, but let's understand what it really means to sin. A sin is anything that you do which goes against yourself." (Because there really is no self, then don't be selfish. Be selfless, since there is really no self. He explains, "Everything you feel or believe or say that goes against yourself is a sin. You go against yourself when you judge or blame yourself for anything. Being without sin is exactly the opposite. Being impeccable is not going against yourself." The high level realization of impeccability is to realize ( Bodhi) the state of no-self (anatman) - meaning you are truly selfless (self-less) and see that you are the world and the world is you. You are not separate from the rest of humanity, you are humanity. The ultimate or the perfection (paramita) of no-self is to realize (Samyaksambodhi) that there is no me, no you, no others, and no birth and death (also spoken of as "no self, no others, no living beings, no lifespan." [Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra]) Ruiz goes on, "When you are impeccable, you take responsibility" (respond with ability) "for your actions, but you do not judge or blame yourself. From this point of view, the whole concept of sin changes to something commonsense." (Ruiz, p.
31)

Om Namo Maha Karuna Dharani Mantra. Om Namo Sutra of the Vast, Great, Perfect, Full, Unimpeded Great Compassion Heart Dharani of the Thousand-Handed, Thousand-Eyed Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara Who Regards the World’s Sounds: 42 Hands and Eyes Mantras:

Om Namo Shurangama Dharani: Hu Syin Du Lu Yung (Hum Bhrum)
“True heart, true mind, be true and even more true. True practice, true cultivation, be true and still more true. True deeds, true actions, be true on top of true. At every thing, in every way: be true, true, true!” –Verse by the Venerable Hsuan Hua - VBS 5-1998: Mantra Line 197: Hum Bhrum 1. No lying, 2. No harsh speech, 3. No profane or vulgar speech, 4. No gossip or divisive speech, and 5. No frivolous speech (chit-chat, blah-blah-blah, or loose-lewd speech) The Venerable Buddhist Monk and Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas explains these Mantras: “This Dharma is most rare in the world, difficult to encounter throughout hundreds of thousands of millions of eons of time. If you want to cultivate these Dharmas: 1. You cannot get angry. Because if you cultivate them, and you get angry, people won’t be able to withstand your anger – you will be too powerful for them. 2. You cannot lie if you want to cultivate these Dharmas. These are True Words (Dharanis) and therefore everything you say should be true. 3. You cannot harbor hatred if you cultivate these Dharmas. Don’t carry grudges or despise or resent others. Also, anyone who cultivates these Dharmas should adhere to the Six Great Principles of the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas: 1. No greed, 2. No contention (no fighting), 3. No seeking, 4. No selfishness, 5. No pursuit of self-benefit, 6. No lying.” “Nor should you be a ‘clay Bodhisattva’ trying to cross the ocean of suffering of birth and death, and finding it difficult to keep yourself together. Don’t go out trying to use these Dharmas to ‘save’ other people before your own skill is perfected. You need to follow the advice of a Good Knowing Advisor (a ‘Kaliyana Mitra’ in Sanskrit) and first learn to not be greedy, to not fight, to not seek, to not be selfish, and to not seek self-benefit. You should work for the sake of all of Buddhism – for all of humankind. Don’t get involved in petty dealings and ‘climbing on conditions’.” “Many of these Mantras are “Dharmas of Subduing” and that is exactly why you cannot have thoughts of anger or hatred when you practice them. You have to develop true patience and compassion before you attempt to use them at all. Do not ever use them casually. Although the transmission which has been carried out here today is difficult to meet with in hundreds of thousands of millions of eons, you have not been charged a penny for it. It has been given away free. But don’t look lightly upon it. Originally it belonged to you but you lost it. Now all I have done is given it back to you. It is now up to you to uncover your own Precious Storehouse, the Dharma Jewels of your own self-nature.” - Spoken by the Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua at the Hall of Ten Thousand Buddhas, November 6, 1982, during the opening Ceremonies of the Sagely City of Ten Thousand Buddhas (www.DRBA.org).

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

How to Improve Your Memory So You Can Memorize This Shurangama Mantra to Serve Others Selflessly:
For immense memory like Ananda (who memorized all the discourses of the Buddha), chant the 37th Hand and Eye of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva, called the "Jeweled Sutra Hand and Eye". To assist in memorizing mantras, sutras, chants, prayers, texts and other literature in order to teach and benefit beings and to relive their suffering, please chant line 57 of the Great Compassion Mantra: Mwo He Syi Two Ye. As told by Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva in the Dharani Sutra: "For much learning and extensive study, use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta-Netram Mantra 37 (lines 55-58). It goes like this: Syi two ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he." NOTE WELL: In order to chant this complete Vast Memory Mantra, one must have already Taken Refuge with the Triple Jewel (Om Namo Ratna Trayaya - I rely on the Buddha, on the Wisdom of the Buddha [ Dharma], and on the Sangha - the wise practitioners of compassionate wisdom), striving to Uphold and Protect the Five Precepts: 1. No killing [must be vegetarian ideally unless it harms one's health to do so] 2. No stealing or taking that which is not given 3. No sexual misconduct or causing your sexual desire to destroy yours or others relationships 4. No lying [also no harsh speech, no profane speech, no gossip or divisive speech, no frivolous speech] 5. No taking drugs, alcohol, or even cigarettes. As said in Buddhist Ayurveda, Yoga and in the Shurangama Sutra (Volume 7), ideally, unless sick and in need of animal flesh products, one should also avoid all meat, fish, eggs, and also 1. garlic, 2, onions, 3. leeks, 4. shallots, 5. chives and 6. hing (asafetida), otherwise, just chant the shorter version of the Memory Mantra: "Syi two ye swo pe he, Mwo he syi two ye swo pe he" (which in modern day Sanskrit is "Siddhya swaha, Maha Siddhya swaha" or "Accomplishment (Success, Achievement, Attainment, Understanding, Insight, Realization), Great Accomplishment, So Be It" (Auspicious, Swallow and Digest this Mantra, Amen, Blessed Be) In the Sanghata Sutra it is stated by Shakyamuni Buddha to the Bodhisattva Mahasattva Sarvashura, "Sarvashura, anyone who hears this Sangha Sutra Dharma-Paryaya, for 8,000 eons, they will uphold what they have heard."

Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation of any Mantra, Prayer or Text:
Often when we chant or recite mantras, prayers, or sutra texts, our mind may be scattered and have lots of "false thinking". To eradicate this, one can chant 3x the following Mantra: "Na mo he la da na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu la, Hong, He he Su da na (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So Po He." Venerable Master Hsuan Hua said, "The Shurangama Mantra is an extremely efficacious text. What does that mean? It is extremely useful and efficacious and wonderful in an inconceivable way. The Shurangama Mantra is the longest mantra within Buddhism. Its wonderful functions can only be known by the Buddhas. Even Bodhisattvas of Equal Enlightenment (Samyaksambodhi) do not totally understand it. So how can a very ordinary monk like me explain it? Basically, I can't; but I'm a person with a peculiar fault. That is, I want to do what I cannot do. What I can't explain, I want to explain. I'll try my best despite the great difficulty. What I know is like one drop of water in the great sea, but I will express it for you with the hope that you can all enter much more deeply than that and come to understand a lot more than I am able to teach you. This is my motto in explaining the Shurangama Mantra. Although I can't explain it, I will still explain it. I hope that you who have an interest and faith in the Shurangama Mantra will at the very least come to understand it better than I do." (From "Vajra Bodhi Sea" Buddhist Magazine, 11-1996)

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Transferring the Merit and Virtue (Punya) to All Living Beings:
"I now universally transfer the merit and virtue of this Great Compassion Mantra memorization and recitation to all beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi -- the unsurpassed proper and equal right enlightenment of a Buddha. . Every thought ought to arise for the sake of living beings. Every good deed should be done for the sake of all living beings. Master Hua says that when you recite prayers or mantras, "you should transfer the merit to all living beings; you shouldn't just recite for your own sake. When you recite the name of a Buddha even once and dedicate the merit and virtue from your recitation to all living beings, you thereby increase the merit and virtue of the recitation, and you make it penetrate without obstruction." (Shurangama Sutra, Volume I, page 58)

Shurangama Mantra -- Ultimately Stable Chant
A line-by-line, word-for-word comparison of the more ancient Siddham (on the left column) with the more modern Sanskrit (right column) with some vocabulary explained with explanation.

We know from Master Hsuan Hua's and other Good Knowing Advisor's teachings and profound healing experiences that the "Chinese-ified" transliteration of the Sanskrit / Siddham does bring about a "response" in the Way for those who sincerely and unselfishly read out loud, write-out, recite (from memory), protect, and uphold the Mantra while practicing the Five Precepts, the Four Unlimited Minds (Unlimited Kindness, Unlimited Compassion / Sympathy (Benevolence), Unlimited Joy (Sympathetic Joy), Unlimited Equanimity / Renunciation (treat all living beings equally, poise, comportment, deportment, demeanor, dignity, decorum, composure, calm, serenity, self control, bearing), and cultivate the Six Paramitas (Giving, Precepts, Patience, Vigor, Dhyana Samadhi, Wisdom). This work has been verified by the redactor based on "points de repares" (markers, guideposts, milestones) of the Da Bei Jou (Maha Karuna Mantra) from Master Hua's Dharani Sutra commentary, on the Medicine Master Buddha Sutra and on the Medicine Buddha Mantra plus Master Hua's Shurangama Mantra and Sutra commentaries combined with good phonetics observations combined with having heard Chinese and Indian people pronounce and mispronounce English, French and Sanskrit words over a ten year period. Consider the Vietnamese, Cantonese and Mandarin pronunciation of the Great Compassion Mantra or the Medicine Buddha Mantra and you will see widely varying pronunciations and yet they all evoke a response if one is sincere and follows the Five Precepts. Look at the Sanskrit, the Tibetan and the Chinese of the Medicine Buddha Mantra (which are all still extant) and you will see the significant similarities and yet the variations and divergences are numerous. • • • • Essentials of Buddhism -- Basic Terminology and Concepts of Buddhist Philosophy and Practice , by Kogen Mizuno Nyanatiolka, Buddhist Dictionary -- Manual of Buddhist Terms and Doctrines, Sri Lankha: Buddhist Publication Society, 1980 Stoothill/Hodus, A Dictionary of Chinese Buddhist Terms -- Has Sanskrit and Pali with Chinese characters with no pinyin Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit (BHS)

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Om Namo Avalokiteshvara; Om Namo Maha Karuna Mantra, Dharani Sutra Maha Karuna Dharma; Om Namo Dharani Sutra Assembly of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as Vast as the Sea. Om Namo "Sutra of the Vast, Great, Full, Unimpeded Great Compassion Heart Dharani of Avalokiteshvara the Thousand-Handed, Thousand-Eyed Bodhisattva Who Regards the World's Sounds" Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation, His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"
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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

The Dharani of Aryacalanatha
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Throughout the ages, it is the rarely heard virtue of the Surangama that enables a Buddha to overcome every obstacle.
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It dispels my one hundred million eons of upside-down views, and by its Power, this uncalculating monk can revere and obtain the Dharmakaya. I now resolve to obtain its fruit and become a Precious King; thus, I can repay the Buddha by saving the numberless assembly. I shall protect this Profound Mind, and yet also receive with respect the field of qualities. This Correct Living is called "the activity that repays the Buddha's Blessings." We humbly request that the Lord of the World bear witness to this Vow of Wisdom: In the Five Periods of the Evil World, I swear to begin entering into True Thusness, so that in the end, one and all living beings become Buddha. Finally, I will not from this practice and wisdom grasp Nirvana until this has been accomplished. Greatly Heroic! Greatly Powerful! Greatly Merciful and Compassionate One! It is also rare that one can examine and get rid of small subtle doubts, so, this morning I will advance the Unsurpassed Bodhi-Mind to the Ten Directions and also the underlying principle of this Ch'an Mountain: Sunyata's Unchanging Nature can dispel and end the turning of the Wheel that Nets the Mind into Unchanging Transformations!

Seven Praises
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We praise the constantly abiding in the Ten Directions Buddha! We praise the constantly abiding in the Ten Directions Dharma! We praise the constantly abiding in the Ten Directions Sangha! We praise Shakyamuni Buddha! We praise the Buddha's Expounding of the Surangama! We praise the Regarder of the World's Cries Kuan Shih Yin Bodhisattva! We praise the Diamond Thunderbolt Treasury Bodhisattva!

Introduction of the Surangama Mantra
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At one time the World Honored One with His Flame-shaped tuft of Hair from which spring forth One Hundred Precious Lights caused this light to spring forth in the form of a Thousand Petalled Lotus. He then transformed Himself and sat in the center of the Lotus, and, from the Top of His Head, He sent forth in the Ten Directions One Hundred Precious Lights. One by one, the Precious Lights everywhere proclaimed this manifestation in as many times and places as there are Sands in Ten Ganges Rivers. Page 7
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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

The Diamond-Thunderbolt Indestructible Deva Guardians of Vairocana sought Him out, and having found Him, lifted up the mountain upon which He sat. As if it was a pestle, they carried it into the empty reaches of space where He found a Great Assembly that was looking into their equally encumbering dreads and desires. They beseeched the Buddha to have pity on them and to protect them. Thereupon, with "onemind" so as to hear the Buddha, with His Invisible Mark upon His Head, they listened as the Light-Emitting One, the Tathagata, proclaimed this Mantra:

Text of the Surangama Mantra
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Give Praise to the Awakened One! The Well Come One! The Holy One! The One With Perfect Universal Knowledge! The Great One! The Buddha Who Sits on Ten Million Thrones! Give Praise to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas! Give Praise to all the Universally Enlightened Ones! And to those who have abandoned everything--the Sangha! Give Praise to the Countless World Honored Arhats! Give Praise to those who have entered the Holy Stream! Give Praise to those who have but once more to be reborn! Give Praise to the Countless Perfected Ones! Those who prevent the Sins of Desire! Give Praise to the Devas and Immortals! Give Praise to the Accomplished One! The Knowing Immortal Tara; who if looked upon with reverence takes immediate delight in us! Give Praise to the Jewel of Salvation! Give Praise to Indra the Creator! Give Praise to the Holy One! The Guardian Deva Rudra, Lord of the Storms! And His Consort Unmada! Give Praise to the Holy One! The Immensely Strong Nara, whose utterances are Great, Perfect and Illuminating! Give Praise to this Completely Compassionate One! Give Praise to the Holy One! The Buddha Mahakara! He who crossed over in previous times! The Unfettered One! We give homage to this one of Untouched Virtue and Unsurpassed Emancipation who wore the cast-off clothing of graveyards and who was a founder of our sect. Give Praise to this Completely Compassionate One! Give Praise to the Holy One! The Nobly Descended Tathagata! Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Red Lotus! Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Diamond-Thunderbolt! Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Great Jewel! Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Great Elephant! Give Praise to the Holy One! The Sovereign Lord Sulasana, who was beyond being possessed by Joy, this Tathagata! Give Praise to the Holy One! Give Praise to Amitabha! The Well Come One! The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge! Page 8
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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Give Praise to the Holy One! The Unmoved Buddha Aksobhya! The Well Come One! The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge! Give Praise to the Holy One! The Lapis Lazuli Radiating Medicine Teaching Buddha Bhaisajya Tathagata! Give Praise to the Holy One! The Completely Empty Teacher of Caution who takes pity on those in Hell! The Well Come One! The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge! Give Praise to the Holy Ones! Ratnaketuraja! The Two Thousand Precious Buddhas of the Future! The Well Come Ones! The Blessed Ones! The Ones with Perfect Universal Knowledge! When we are in danger, if we give praise to these Highest Ones, from their dim clouds the World Honored Ones, the Tathagatas of the Ten Million Thrones, send down their protective White Canopy of Purity. Giving praise to these who are victorious over backsliding on the Three Evil Paths is the perfect true antidote, and without this antidote we are cut off from their compassion by our desires. When you are in public and are called out to, or when fragrances secretly lure you, these Protectors of the Needy will surely save you. By completely worshipping these Virtuous Ones, all wrongdoing ends and the Heavenly Beings who proclaimed this Dharani take delight in our behavior! Making Obeisance to those Enduring Ones that cause our perfection, I invoke the Destroyers of Evil! The Worthy Young Elephants who have caused the Constellations and have clearly pointed out that which is evil! Thus! I invoke the Destroyers of Evil. Thus! I cause the confinement of all enemies! These words contain the antidote that excludes evil and those that wish to prevent our passing to the Other Shore. Thus! I avoid the fire pits of Hell. Great Moon of Nirvana! Great Purifier of Sins! Great Cause of Forbearance! Great Guardian Against Injury! Great Hearer of the Cries of the World: Noble and Compassionate Tara! To whom it is given to watch over us, and who is our sworn protector! The Diamond-Thunderbolt Garland that pours down on ordinary men! The Diamond-Thunderbolt Great Utterance of the Fully Accomplished Mind for the Removing of Wickedness! The Diamond-Thunderbolt Samadhi that causes the Living Devi to be sent down from the Heights of Heaven! Great Emancipating and Nobly Compassionate Tara! The Great Guardian Against Damnation. The Diamond-Thunderbolt Auspiciously Adorned Ones! The Diamond-Thunderbolt Female Devas Who Delight in Protecting Us! The Diamond-Thunderbolt that ends our offenses and changes our dangers into a covering of fragrant flowers, flowers that spread like a ring; created by Vairocana Buddha who exists on ten thousand worlds and who takes myriad delights in these jewel-like creations! The Diamond-Thunderbolt of Golden Light!

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Su Chye Dwo Ye. Swo pe he Vairocana's Diamond Thunderbolt that overcomes the threats of Mara! This cleansing light shines from the Buddha Vairocana and His Voice calls out. Ba she la 550. Mi Li Ju. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi she ti 548.com or www. I say this danger is drawing near me! HUM! Danger Approaches! Thus I invoke the mystic formula of the Holy and Sacred One. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ning Jye Li 544. Pi la 549. Chr Two Ni. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 3. I entrust myself to the Great Diamond Thunderbolt Illuminating One of the Pleasing Grove's Mandala! The Dread and Desire Overcoming One that I thus honor and who returns me to the Path of Discipline! Surangama Mantra. 4.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.Shurangama-Mantra. Pan two pan two ni 552. the Tathagata who sits on Ten Million Thrones and who saves me from desires! The Great Savior of the multitudes who is honored by the fortunate multitudes! The All Knowing. it can be cut off with the following far reaching Gatha: HUM! Danger Approaches O Yellow Flowered One! HUM! Danger Approached O Treasured One! HUM! Danger Approaches O Beyond Accomplishments One Who Is Continually Surrounded By Honors! HUM! Danger Approaches O Conqueror of All Forms! To the One who has converted multitudes of heretics.org . Nan 546. 108. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E Jya La. E na li 547. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 2. 107.Ayurveda-Institute. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 105. returning me to the Path of Discipline! Surangama Mantra. Two li 551. who makes the earth tranquil and conveys understanding to living beings. visit www. Section Two ALL When desire manifests itself. 106. www. Section Three ALL He Who is like a King! He Who is Master of Form! He Who is like Fire! He Who is like Water! He Who is Fearless! He Who is the Teacher! He Who is like a Powerful Wheel! He Whose Tasks are Difficult! He Who is Unfettered! He In Whom the Sky Delights! He Who Created and Send Us this Dharani! He Who was the Dragon King! He Who is Above Censure! He Who is the Great Dragon! He Who is the Knowing One! He Who has Overcome Klesa! He Who has Compassion for Evil Spirits! He Who has Compassion for Malignant Demons! He Who has Compassion for Hungry Ghosts! He Who has Compassion for Female Spirits! He Who has Compassion for Demons produced by Metamorphosis! He Who has Compassion for the Demons who consume the vitality of men! He Who has Compassion for the Female Demons who poison children! Page 10 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Da jr two 545.BTTSonline.org For latest version. E La He Di. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.

Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 2. Mi Li Ju. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ba she la 550. E Jya La. Pi la 549. Incomparable Lord's knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Holy Guardian that returns me to the Path of Discipline! Surangama Mantra. 108.BTTSonline.org For latest version. 106. Pi she ti 548. 107. E na li 547. Ning Jye Li 544. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di.Ayurveda-Institute. Pan two pan two ni 552.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. www. Cause of Joy One Hundred Fold Completely Pleasing knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Preeminent Non-discriminating knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Venerable Holy Knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Diamond-Thunderbolt Handed. Nan 546. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Chr Two Ni.com or www. Two li 551. 105. Section Four Page 11 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Garland after Garland. All the Compassionate Ones use their Knowledge to furnish us with the Armor of Restraint and the Power of self-control! The Salvation from Sin knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Conquering One's knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Terrible Ash-covered Great Storm God's knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Power of the Desireless One's knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Great and Upright knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Greatly Illuminating Condensed knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Very Penetrating Mysterious knowledge that furnishes us with the armor of restraint and the power of self-control! The Cause of Victory. visit www.Shurangama-Mantra. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Swo pe he He Who has Compassion for the Evil Odoured Demons! He Who has Compassion for the Demons who injure children! He Who has Compassion for the Demons who cause seizures! He Who has Compassion for the Demons who cause madness! He Who has Compassion for the Demons who defile food! He Who has Compassion for the Demons of the Fiery Pits! We are carried by Birth! We are carried by Activity! We are carried by Gaining Strength! We are carried by Discriminating! We are carried by Judging! We are carried by Producing! We are carried by Feeling the Passing of Time! We are carried by Becoming Fearful! We are carried by Our Ties! We are carried by Ignorance! We are carried by Mind! When we have a strong impulse.org . Da jr two 545. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 3. 4.

Pan two pan two ni 552. He guards us! From all the Female Demons. He guards us! From all Violent Beings. He guards us! From all Self-Injuries. Chr Two Ni.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the pervading brilliance that cuts through! HUM! HUM! Moving. www. Mi Li Ju. He guards us! From all Worldly Views. He guards us! From all the Gods of Fragrance. Pi la 549. Music and Sensuality. He protects! The One Who Conquered the Demons' Assembly: He guards us! The Diamond-Thunderbolt that reproaches the wicked! The One Who Has Knowledge of All Beings: He guards us! The One Who Remembers Us in His Great Surpassing Contemplation: He guards us! The Diamond-Thunderbolt of Heaven! The Wisdom Enveloped Victorious Guardian! The Great Illuminating One! He Who Has Embraced All Wisdom! Give Praise to Him Who Acts as the Guardian! He guards against the spread of disease! He guards against the spread of the dissolution of the wise! He guards against the spread of ignorance! He guards against the spread of the Great Black Demon! He guards against the spread of poisoning! He guards against the spread of earthquakes! He guards against the spread of tempests! He guards against the spread of angry death causing spirits! Page 12 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. He guards us! And His Triumphant Hand Fills Us with Joy! From all that would injure us.BTTSonline. 108. 105. Pi she ti 548. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. He guards us! From all the Demons. 3. the Master of Salvation.org . 2. He guards us! From all Evil Eyes. He guards us! From all seizures. E na li 547. Nan 546. 106. 107. E La He Di. Ba she la 550. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Swo pe he ALL The Holy Dharani! It descends like a White Canopy to protect us! Give Praise to the Pure and Elegant Sovereign of the Unfettered Assembly. moving. moving. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. visit www.com or www. E Jya La. 4. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. the Lord Who Constantly Presides Over the Mind! Rays of Light! Rays of Light! Shining! Shining! The pervading illumination. He guards us! From all Hostile Written Magic. moving. moving the world! Guardian of those who call out! Guardian of the unfortunate! Guardian of those who are yet unsaved! Guardian of those who support the wise! Guardian of those who cry out for Heavenly Knowledge! From all the Female Devas. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Ayurveda-Institute. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ning Jye Li 544. Two li 551.org For latest version.Shurangama-Mantra. Su Chye Dwo Ye. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Da jr two 545. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. He guards us! From all the Serpent Kings. He guards us! From all the Followers of Shiva. He guards us! From the Foul smelling Demons. He guards us! And the Activities of the Sages.

Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546. the Moving One. Chr Two Ni.org For latest version. Pi la 549.BTTSonline. 105. the Shining One. the Nurturing One. 106. Section Five For the Evil Hearted.Shurangama-Mantra. Ba she la 550. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. the Disobedient Hearted.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the Engendering One. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. the Producing One. 3. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 2. www. E Jya La. Pi she ti 548. Da jr two 545. 108.Ayurveda-Institute. the Mendicant One. 4. visit www. Pan two pan two ni 552. Swo pe he He guards against the spread of darkness on the surface of the earth! He guards against the spread of the followers of Kali! And for the freedom of mind of Hearers of the Law. the Praiseworthy One. E na li 547.com or www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. the Evil Hearted. it is: He who has compassion for Evil Spirits! He who has compassion for Malignant Demons! He who has compassion for Hungry Ghosts! He who has compassion for Female Spirits! He who has compassion for Demons produced by metamorphosis! He who has compassion for Demons who consume the vitality of men! He who has compassion for Demons who injure children! He who has compassion for Demons who cause madness! He who has compassion for Demons who defile food! He who has compassion for Demons who cause seizures! He who has compassion for those who in jure the Light of the Victorious Ones! He who has compassion for those who injure the Enlightened Ones! He who has compassion for those who cling to clouds! He who has compassion for the confused and inconsistent! He who has compassion for those who are very happy! He who has compassion for those who are unloved! He who has compassion for those who become intoxicated! He whose pleasure is the conquering of the multitude with the Light that shines in every region! He whose pleasure is in accord with His Wishes! He whose pleasure is to protect the fragrant earth! He whose pleasure is to know the abandoned! He whose pleasure is to lead the way for those who will conquer the multitude. Two li 551. the Living One. the Speaking One For the Wicked Hearted. He is the Powerful One. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Ning Jye Li 544. He guards against the spread of celebrity! He causes injuries to be impeded and thus returns me to the Path of Discipline! Surangama Mantra. the Fierce One. the Iron Hearted. the Fragrant One. 107. who exists in the same realm as the deities and whose exhilarating knowledge pleases the wise! Produced by His Eye! Produced by His Mouth! Produced by His Body! Page 13 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. lest they falter in their work! He whose pleasure is to set free! He whose pleasure is to mark the beautiful boundary! He whose pleasure is to descend to us from Heaven! The Complete and Universal Conqueror of the Multitude. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Mi Li Ju. E La He Di.org . Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.

BTTSonline.org For latest version. Mi Li Ju. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. He makes firm! My breast. 3. from excesses. He makes firm! My blood. He makes firm! My hair. 108. He makes firm! My belly. 4. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ning Jye Li 544. He makes firm! My vital spots. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.com or www. E La He Di. Nan 546. He makes firm! My whole body.Shurangama-Mantra.org . He makes firm! My flesh.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. His Sacred White Canopy protects us! The Great Diamond-Thunderbolt of Ten Million Thrones! The Great One of Surpassing Wisdom! Who causes my feet to turn to the Conqueror. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Hail! Source: Shasta Abbey Liturgy Book Page 14 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pan two pan two ni 552. He makes firm! My feet. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi she ti 548. Swo pe he The One who receives our devotion! My skin. Chr Two Ni. the Yellow Robed One! Knowing One! Who increases my compassion! Saving One! Who increases my compassion! He of the Surpassing Knowledge! Who increases my compassion! The Heavenly One! AUM! He proceeds on the wind like fire. and from the desires of the illusory life!. He makes firm! True Father of Wisdom! Conqueror of the Principle of Life! To whom the Creator of the World presented the "Vessels that Protect the Living" as a sign of His respect for the characteristics of this writing! He bestows on us this excellent existence! He bestows on us these Sacred Sounds! He takes pleasure in our activities! He takes pleasure in our making offerings of incense! He bestows on us the power to destroy worldly illusions! He takes pleasure in our coming together to repent our sins! He anoints our thoughts and takes pleasure in His complete power of speech and action! He bestows on us His Universal Vows! Binding our transient thoughts! This is the antidote for demons and malignant spirits. Two li 551. He makes firm! My six parts. Pi la 549. He makes firm! My teeth. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. He makes firm! My senses. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 106. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. Da jr two 545. He makes firm! My backbone. visit www. E Jya La. He makes firm! My ligaments. E na li 547. 107. Ba she la 550. manifesting His devotion in place after place! The DiamondThunderbolt Handed One! HUM! To Him of Universal Attributes. 105. 2.

28. 39.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 61.000 Buddhas.Shurangama-Mantra. 81. 10. 4. E na li 547. one is a common person. 48. 29.org . is the NAMO STATHĀ Na mwo (For Sa dan two [statha]. 49. 54. His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. one is a Buddha. see lines 1.BTTSonline. 75. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua." (Source of the these 4 line verses for each line of the Mantra is the Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua of the City of 10. 18. 16. 366.Refuge]. Two li 551. 5. Da jr two 545. Vajra Bodhi Sea -. 7. 418) "Give Praise to the Awakened One! The Well Come One! The Holy One!" (Source: Shasta Abbey Liturgy. Chr Two Ni. 70. Swo pe he Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation. bowing in reverence. 51.com or www. 21. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Mi Li Ju. 232. November 1981 Issue) Page 15 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 94. Affliction and Bodhi appear only from (For Na mwo [Namo -.Ayurveda-Institute. see lines 1. 55. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. enlightened. 107. 17. 22. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Confused. and 215) Sa dan two Bodhisattvas. English Shurangama Translation. 3. 92. E La He Di. 65. 363. 5. www. 53. Su Chye Dwo Ye." Sa Dan Two. Ba she la 550. 34. Pi she ti 548. Nan 546. 60. 2." Om Namo Shurangama Mantra Dharani Smriti Sagara Siddhaya Swaha Maha Siddhaya Swaha 1 1 1 NAMO SARVARTHA "Returning our lives. visit www. 15. 86. 106. Pi la 549. 105. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 434].org For latest version. E Jya La. 96. All three karmas made pure is 191.A Journal of Orthodox Buddhism hereafter referred to as simply VBS. Ning Jye Li 544. 30. 38. 108. "Homage to all Buddhas and meaning of Na mwo. Pan two pan two ni 552.52. Line 1) SKT340_ Shurangama_Siddham_ Sanskrit_ with_Ven_Hua_Verses the mind. [187. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.

Line 2) 1 SUGATAYA "‘Well Departed' (Sugata) describes one who has truly departed for the other shore of enlightenment and who will never fall back into the sea of birth and death. Essential of Buddhism. the illusion of flowers in a mirror. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi she ti 548. Apart from dust.VBS 1-1982) Shurangama Sutra Verse Spoken by Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva and Now Vowed by me as well for the Sake of all Beings: "If there are those who are studying (Arhats). Su Chye Dwo Ye. Cause and effect perfected. 66) "Not coming. 105.Page 144) 4 San myau San pu two syei ii Page 16 1 SAMYAK SAMBUDDHĀYA "Samyaksa§buddha can be 1 SAMYA-KSAM BUDDDHAYA I Buddhist Disciple ______ (Dharma Name) __________ "Treasury of Brightness in empty space and the Dharma Realm.org . 107. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Da jr two 545. 4. where does one dwell? Adding a head on top of a head is to be like Yajnadatta. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. cut off from marks. reveal a supreme nature." (Hua . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Planting blessings. having severed the conditions. 2.BTTSonline. Two li 551. the response accordingly penetrates. 63. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. He is able to attain immortal Nirvana (Am¶ta Nirv±¦a). Neither emptiness. E La He Di. His words are always appropriate to the occasion (up±ya) (Mizuno. 89 and 15.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. E na li 547. 3. www. Ba she la 550. 79. causing them to attain liberation. and 4. He is able to realize supreme enlightenment (Anuttarasamyaksa§bodhi) through mastery of the perfections (P±ramit±). one is accomplished in a myriad conducts. not going. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Greatly Wise Honored One in ten directions and three periods. Ning Jye Li 544. Nan 546. Pi la 549. Chr Two Ni.Ayurveda-Institute. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. nurturing wisdom.Twenty-five Means to Enlightenment -. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Mi Li Ju. K. and who are superior and wonderful and manifest perfection. and." (Hua . To the true nature I now return my life in refuge.com or www. 2. A Buddha is called Well Departed for four reasons: 1. Swo pe he 2 Su chye dwo ye 1 SUGATĀYA "The One With Perfect Universal Knowledge! The Great One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 1996: p. nor form. 344) 1 ARHATÉ 1 ARHATE Om Namo Shurangama Assembly of Sri Arhat Shravakas as Vast as the Sea Namaha "Worthy of receiving offerings from both people and gods. 108. 106.VBS 121981) 3 E la he di (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3. To proper knowledge and Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.org For latest version.." (Shurangama Sutra Volume Five -. 68. Pan two pan two ni 552. who have severed the twelve causal conditions. the obliqueness of moonlight in water. 84. E Jya La. I will appear before them in the body of one enlightened to conditions and speak dharma for them.Shurangama-Mantra. He treads the holy way of goodness and purity. 3. visit www.

96. 5. 418) For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. you join the Dragon Flower. 49. 4. 396. 387. 86. 533) (For Jyu jr [Koti -. Chr Two Ni. 38. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 55. 16. cultivate the Six Perfections to paramita. 418) 2 NAMO STATHĀ (For Sa dan two [statha]. 391. Swo pe he translated as ‘Omniscient' or as ‘One who is perfectly enlightened'. 112. transforming beings with compassion by being of the same substance. Below. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 366. His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices" NAMO SARVA 7 Na mwo Sa pe 3 NAMAH SARVA (For Na mwo [Namo -. 105." (Hua . 55. every day is new. 2. 232. 86." (Hua . 10. 363. 34. 398. 434]. 94. 7. [187. and 215) 6 Fwo two Jyu jr Shai ni shan (For Buddha Shai ni shan [Ushnisha]. 21. 3." (Hua VBS 2-1982) "Believing the Holy Teaching and the doublyperfected Honored One. 222) 2 BUDDHĀ KOTI USNĪSĀM "The Buddha Who Sits on Ten Million Thrones!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 65.BTTSonline. 17.Shurangama-Mantra. 54. be constantly vigorous. 191. 38. Attached to nothing is comfort and ease. Mi Li Ju. 108. Two li 551. 54. Great Summit of the Buddha's Crown in secret magical writings. greatly enlightened is the Great Hero. 65. 389. As a cause. Nan 546. 30." (Hua .meaning one trillion]. 34. 75.Ayurveda-Institute. Giving inside and out is to emulate the One Capable of Humaneness. 388.VBS 3-1982) "A thousand million fine marks adorn his body. 232. Da jr two 545. 395. there is no self or others. 482. 17. 109. see 99. In the fruition. see lines 6. 16. 366. In liberation of knowledge and views. 48. 94. Broadly explain the supreme Page 17 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 10. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 128. fulfill a myriad practices in wonderful enlightenment thus. 320. E La He Di. 173. 70. 12. 192. Nurture and water them. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E na li 547. seeking the Buddha path to wisdom. 39. 51. mouth. 5.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.Refuge]. E Jya La. 66) 5 solemnly vow through Bodhichitta Maha Pranidhana to realize Anuttarasamyaksa§bodhi. 277." (Mizuno p. 15. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 18. 29. 15. If one receives and upholds them with diligent vigor.VBS 5-1983) 8 Bwo two Bwo di 3 BUDDHĀ BODHI BUDDHĀ BODHI "Greatly penetrating. 216.VBS 6-1983) 9 Sa dwo Pi bi 3 SATVE BHYAH "Give Praise to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!" (Shasta Abbey SATVE BHYAH "Above. 30. 53. 70.com or www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 61. 51. "Paying reverence to all Mahasattvas. see lines 1.VBS 4-1982) Na mwo Sa dan two (For Na mwo [Namo -. Ning Jye Li 544. he is replete with blessings and wisdom. 28. Well regulate and subdue body.org For latest version.org . and mind. see 7. 39. see lines 6. 394. 397. 403. 221. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 202. 385. 53. 92. Pi la 549. Line 3) BUDDHĀ KOTI SNĪSĀM Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation. Pan two pan two ni 552. 92. 60. 502. 106. 29. NAMO SARVARTHA enlightenment in the wonderful Dharma Hall. 434]." (Hua . 60. 18. Ba she la 550. 5. www. 81. 510.52. In the pure field of blessings grow Bodhi sprouts. 22. 386. [187. see lines 1. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Teacher of people and gods.Refuge]. 107. 49. 48. 81. 363. 61. 392. 28. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 75. visit www. 22. With merit and fruition full. 399.52. see lines 1. In taking refuge with the Dharma Jewel. Pi she ti 548. 21. 96. 7.

Two li 551. 7. Making Heartfelt Prayers! 4. 7. 8. Om Namo Krakucchanda Buddha. protectors of cultivators. 363. Pan two pan two ni 552. Jen lin chyan di. 2.VBS 9-1982) Om Namo Shurangama Sutra Dasha Bodhisattva Sangha Sagara: I eternally take refuge in the Ten Great Bodhisattvas of the Shurangama Sutra's Sea Vast Assembly of Bodhisattva Sages 1. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Om Namo Original Teacher. Constantly smelting real gold right within the fire. 418) 4 NAMO SAPTĀNĀM. 232. 366. 4142: www. 70. Two la ni di." (Hua . Om Namo Kanakamuni Buddha. Swo pe he. 22. 3. With a true mind. 60. 6. Li pe li pe di. 34. www. Line 5) NAMO SAPTĀNĀM. anger. Pi she ti 548. Buddhist Text Translation Society . 96. 29." (Hua . others say ten trillion. seek the KOTINAM Shurangama Sutra Commentary: "Nayuta" is one of the fourteen large numbers in Sanskrit. 4. Swo pe he Shurangama Translation. 107. Svaha!" (Source: Shasta Abbey Liturgy) 11 San myau san pu two 4 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀ "Give Praise to all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 92. Da jr two 545.Refuge].org) "Great courageous one with a great mind for the Way. 21. For many kalpas they themselves practiced the Bodhisattva Way. Line 4) discourses on greed. 48. 2. Is like a lotus flower that is not defiled by the dust. Mwo he chye di. 18. 86. (Source: The Repentance-Dharma of Medicine Master Buddha . Om Namo Shikhin Buddha. and. 12. Dissolving. Eminent Virtues Appear. Ba she la 550.Ayurveda-Institute.000 Buddhas Daily Recitation Handbook.BTTS. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.com or www. 106. 6. 5. 3. Pi la 549. vanished Blame! 6. and stupidity. All Blame is Truly Buried and Gone by this Power. Some say it represents one trillion. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Chyou he chyou he di. 65. 4. Pi li ni di. see lines 6. 61.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. In general. 75. 2.Bhaisajya-guru-vaidurya-prabh Masa.org . Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 222) 4 KOTĪNĀM "Thousands of millions of Bodhisattvas and thousands of millions of Buddhas. 39. Calling Out! 2.VBS 7-1983) 10 Na mwo Sa dwo nan (For Na mwo [Namo -. Ni he la di. Om Namo Vishvabhu Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha. 5. Line 4) SAMYA-KSAM BUDDHĀ 12 Jyu jr nan (For Jyu jr [Koti -. E La He Di. 105. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 38. Feeding the tiger. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. "Ganges' sands "All Buddhas in the ten directions and the three periods of time Renounce their lives for the Dharma and amass merit and virtue. 434]. 81. Ning Jye Li 544.52. Mi Li Ju. 49. Om Namo Vipashin Buddha of Antiquity. 10. E na li 547. In six periods of the day and night. E Jya La. Calling. 15.VBS 8-1982) 1. he is ever watchful and alert.org For latest version. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Om Namo Arya Manjushri Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Prajna Kaya (Great Wisdom Pure Youth Bodhisattva) Page 18 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Are superior leaders among the sages. 16. 108.BTTSonline. Chr Two Ni. 3. Nan 546. in pursuit of Dharma. 1989: pp. 54. 7. 4. [187. 28. visit www.Shurangama-Mantra. Om Namo Kashyapa Buddha. Revealing. 5. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." (Source: Sagely City of 10.meaning one trillion]. 8. 53. 17. 30. 55. 7." (Hua . Vanishing. Seven Buddhas True Words Mantra for Eradicating Offenses: "1. Disappearing Blame! 5. 1991) The Blame Dispersing Pure Words of the Seven Buddhas: "1. it's a big number. see lines 1. "Give Praise to all the Universally Enlightened Ones! And to those who have abandoned everything--the Sangha!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Revealing All! 3. 51. rescuing the eagle.BTTSonline.

8. 9. Two li 551. 10. 2. Áa¿-¨yatana (Six Sense Organs). Lines 6 through 8) 5 SA'SRAVAKA Prat²tya-Samutp±da (12 Conditioned Links): 1. Om Namo Aryavalokiteshvara Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Karuna Kaya Om Sarva Abhaya (Great Compassion Bodhisattva) (ear organ) (Shurangama Sutra. Vijñ±na (Consciousness). N±ma-r³pa (Name and Form). Spring flowers spontaneously blossom. Om Namo Arya Maitreya Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Kshanti Kaya (Ajita Bodhisattva) (consciousness element) and 9." (Shurangama Sutra Commentary by Master Hsuan Hua. each with vajra multitudes as retinue. 105. Not only are the Vajra Treasury-King Bodhisattvas in attendance on the Mantra. And each member of the entire lineage is accompanied by a retinue of Vajra beings. autumn leaves fall. E na li 547. 3. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. The myriad things are produced and destroyed in the twelve causal conditions. Avidy± (Ignorance). 7. 6. T¶Ã¦± (Craving. Da jr two 545. in bright illumination. 4. Om Namo Arya Samantabhadra Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Sadhana Kaya (Universal Worthy Bodhisattva) (ear consciousness). be forever nonretreating. Subhuti." (Hua VBS 10-1982) Shurangama Sutra: "Ananda. Sparsha (Contact). Vedan± (Feeling). 12. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 5.com or www. Give Praise to those who have entered the Holy Stream! 8. Up±d±na (Grasping). Suddenly. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E Jya La. Bhava (Becoming). Nan 546. Mi Li Ju. Give Praise to the Countless World Honored Arhats! 7. day and night. Mahakaushthila. Om Namo Arya Chandra Prabha Bodhisattva (Moonlight Bodhisattva) v (water element). 3. Om Namo Arya Treasury of Emptiness Bodhisattva (Akasha Garbha Bodhisattva) (space element). printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ba she la 550. Volume Six -Establishing the Bodhimanda. they are always present wherever the Shurangama Mantra is being upheld. Pi la 549. E La He Di.Ayurveda-Institute. Upanishad. and others. they enlighten to real meaning. Page 19 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pan two pan two ni 552. you should know that eightyfour thousand nayutas of Ganges' sands of kotis of Vajra Treasury-King Bodhisattvas and their descendants. Swo pe he Dharma. In the future." (Shurangama Sutra. it is for certain one will be born in the Land of No Concern. Ning Jye Li 544. Mahamaudgalyayana.org . 7. Volume Six -The Spiritual Mantra. 6. 10. 2. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 106. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Give Praise to those who have but once more to be reborn!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 4.BTTSonline. visit www. Pi she ti 548. upon this mantra. 5. Sa§sk±ra (Actions)." (Hua . 11. Su Chye Dwo Ye.org For latest version. 107. 108. those of their lineage are also present.130) of kotis" is said to be equivalent to a trillion. 130) 2. Chr Two Ni. 4. p. Volume Five) 13 Swo she la pe jya 5 SAÀRAVAKA 6. Om Namo Arya Mahasthamaprapta Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Bala Nama Japa Kaya (Great Strength Bodhisattva) (element of perception). 8. J±ti (Birth).Shurangama-Mantra. "Amid deep mountains and hidden valleys. Om Namo Arya Vaidurya Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Vaidya Kaya (Lapis Lazuli Bodhisattva) vi (wind element). are ever in attendance. they cultivate the mysterious Way. p. Om Namo Arya Maintaining-the-Ground Bodhisattva Mahasattvaya Maha Bhumi Dharana Kaya (earth element). www. Day and night. 3. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Purnamaitreyaniputra.VBS 111982) Shurangama Sutra Arhat Thus I Have Heard Order: vii Om Namo Shariputra. Om Namo Arya Bhaisajya Raja Bodhisattva (Physician King Bodhisattva)iii and Om Namo Arya Maha Bhaisajya Bodhisattva (Superior Physician Bodhisattva) Mahasattvaya Maha Vaidya Kaya iv (object of taste).

Pi la 549. 135-150) Shurangama Sutra Arhat Twenty-Five Sages. Sri Pure Youth Adorned with Fragrance Arhat (smell). Rahula. 53. 51. 21. Tend with care the unsurpassed Bodhi fruit." (Hua . Pindola Bharadvaja. Ba she la 550. The Second Fruit is Sakridagamin -. Mahakaushthila. 22. in true purity the Buddha Way is accomplished. Nan 546. The Third Fruit is Anagamin. Sri Subhuti Arhat (Born into Emptiness) (mind organ). 49. 14 Seng chye nan 5 SANGHANĀM "Give Praise to all the Universally Enlightened Ones! And to those who have abandoned everything--the Sangha!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Swo pe he Jar±-Mara¦a (Old Age and Death) (Mizuno pp. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 15. 65. Sri Upali Arhat (body consciousness)and Sri Mahamaudgalyayana Arhat (mind consciousness). Solitary and Conditionally Enlightened Ones: Their meanings are the same. Sri Upanishad Arhat (form). 75.org . The field of blessings of the world must be plowed vigorously. Sri Shariputraviii Arhat (eye consciousness).Refuge]. Sri Bhadrapala Arhat (touch). Diligently do they sweep clean. 54. followed by Amitabha Sutra Order. Sri Pilindavatsa Arhat (body organ). Suddhipanthaka. 28. is called 6 Page 20 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pi she ti 548.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Superior leadership is transmitted to those of future study and no study. Revata. with singleminded resolve. are similar to unripened fruit on a tree. 7. 5. 4. Sri Mahakashyapa Arhat (dharmas-thoughts). Sri Aniruddha Arhat (eye organ). Line 5) 5 SANGHANĀM "Om Namo Shurangama Sangha of 25 Enlightened Arya Bodhisattvas and Sri Arhat Shravakas Namaha" NAMO LOKE ARHANTĀNĀM "The First Fruit is Shrotaapanna -Position of the Way of Seeing. 2. and others. reaches a state of no birth.org For latest version. Vakkula.Position of the Way of Cultivation.BTTSonline.com or www. 61. 38. 108. [187. Sri Gavampati Arhat (tongue organ). Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 107. 3. Pan two pan two ni 552. Two li 551. Sri Sundarananda Arhat (nose consciousness).52. Mahakapphina. E Jya La. 10. 55. E La He Di. Sri Ajnatakaundinya Arhat (sound). 105. Mahakatyayana. Mi Li Ju. Sri Kshudrapanthaka Arhat (nose organ).VBS 121982) "One worthy of offerings. The Fourth Fruit is "Pratyekas and Shrotaapannas. Kalodayin. Sri Purple-golden Light Bhikshuni Arhat (dharmasthoughts). 34. 434]. Om Namo Sri Ananda Arhat (our hero and protagonist). killer of thieves. called fruit positions. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Ayurveda-Institute. 6 NAMO LOKE ARHANTĀNĀM "The first three stages of Arhatship. 92. 70. the attainment of Arhatship. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. visit www. Sri Purnamaitreyaniputra Arhat (tongue consciousness). Nanda. 86. 29. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 30. 18. E na li 547. 39. With delusion ended. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 106." (Hua VBS 1-1983) 15 Na mwo Lu ji e lwo han dwo nan (For Na mwo [Namo -. The fourth stage. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 232. 363. www. followed by Thus I Have Heard Order. 96.Shurangama-Mantra. 81. Da jr two 545. see lines 1. 60. 48. 17. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ning Jye Li 544. Chr Two Ni. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 16.

80) "Although called the Once-Returner. 434].org For latest version.'?" Subhuti said. 55. returns but once. 54. Mi Li Ju." He opposes the flow of common people's six dusts and enters the flow of the sage's dharma-nature. can a Shrotaapanna have the thought. what do you think? Can a Sak¶d±g±min have the thought. 418) 8 NAMO SUKRTĀGĀMĪNĀM (For Swo jye li two [Sukrta]. and the fourth fruit is called The Position of the Way of No Study (AÂaikÃa). 107. one is certified to first fruition. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he 366. Nan 546. Two li 551. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." (Vajra Sutra Commentary.org . And why? A Shrotaapanna means One Who Has Entered the Flow. 21. 75. [187. comes when the eighty-eight categories of view delusions are smashed. E Jya La. 5.VBS -1983) the Way position. p. Do not confuse with lines 38 & 48 Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya]) 8 NAMO SUKRTAGĀMINĀM (NAMO ANĀGAMĪNAM) "One of the second fruit. 60. "No. 2. 105. p. 60. 84. Da jr two 545. 108. Marga (Way to End Suffering) (Mizuno pp. Line 8) Page 21 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 75. 106. 81.com or www. 34. 53. 22. 30. p. 2. 21.Refuge]. www. He has not entered forms. 153-158) "Enter now the flow of the Sages' Dharma nature. which is within the Small Vehicle. 89 and 15. In this realm and other directions. 17. Chr Two Ni. ‘I have obtained the fruit of Shrotaapanna. E na li 547. 55.52. 92. 7. 22. 3. 344) " . 4.Ayurveda-Institute.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 29. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Continue in vigor and sail in the Great Compassion Boat. 434]. one sits upon a lotus platform. 49. 17. 38. And turn your back on the common people's wanderings through six dusts. 3. page 78) 16 Na mwo Su lu dwo bwo nwo nan (For Na mwo [Namo -. For that reason he is called a Shrotaapanna. 18. 16. 81. 61. sounds. 15. Line 7) 17 Na mwo Swo jye li two chye mi nan (For Na mwo [Namo -." (Hua . Duhkha (There is Suffering).VBS 4-1983) Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra: "Subhuti. 4. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 5. 63.'?" Subhuti said. 418) (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3. 65. 363. 34. there are a million changes.Position of the Way of Certification. or dharmas. 16. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 18. 418) 7 NAMO SROTĀPANNĀNĀM "The first fruit is called The Position of the Way of Seeing. Line 6) 7 NAMO SROTAPATTĀNĀM "A Shrotaapanna is a first stage Arhat. 15. 51. 48. 38. E La He Di. actually there is no returning. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. see lines 1. 30. 7. see lines 17 & 418. tastes. see lines 1.VBS 81983) "Give Praise to the Countless World Honored Arhats!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 78) "Give Praise to those who have entered the Holy Stream!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 79. 61. And why? A "Give Praise to those who have but once more to be reborn!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. tangible objects. 78) Arhat -." (Vajra Sutra Commentary. a Sanskrit word which means "One Who Has Entered the Flow. 96. Pi la 549." (Hua .BTTSonline. the Sakridagamin." (A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra. Samudaya (Cause-Accumulation of Suffering). and yet he has not entered anything. harvested fruit. constantly manifesting the eighteen transformations. 65. 366. 96. 366. 86. He is born seven times in the heavens and seven times among men. 10. 78) I Buddhist Disciple ______(Dharma Name)__________ solemnly vow (Om Namo Shurangama Maha Pranidhana) for infinite eons (asamkhyeya kalpas) to master the Four Noble Truths: 1. [187. World Honored One. 39. p." (Hua . 51. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. With view delusions cut off. 28. 10. 39. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 29. being born once in the heavens and once among men. In empty space." (Vajra Sutra Commentary. 232. 70. 53. 78) "One who has certified to the first stage Arhatship has seven more births and deaths to undergo.Refuge]. 363. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi she ti 548. p. "No. 92. 54. and corresponds to ripe. Pan two pan two ni 552. ‘I have obtained the fruit of Sak¶d±g±min. 49. Certification to the first fruit of Arhatship." (Vajra Sutra Commentary. smells." "The first fruit is that of Shrotaapanna. Entering the flow means entering the state of the accomplished sage of the Small Vehicle. 48.52. visit www. what do you think. 70. Ning Jye Li 544. With thought delusions terminated. 28. 86. World Honored One.Shurangama-Mantra. 68." (A General Explanation of the Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra. 232." (Hua VBS 2-1983) Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra Verse Spoken by Shakyamuni Buddha and Subhuti Shravaka: "Subhuti. The second and third fruits are called the Position of the Way of Cultivation. Nirodha (Extinction of Suffering).

38. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 54. Pi she ti 548. 363. 108. 70.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 53. World Honored One. 81. World Honored One. p. 17. I offer my life in obeisance and beseech you to gather me in. 30. 92. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 75. ‘Subhuti is the foremost of those who delight in practicing Arana (Pure Conduct). 28. [187. 366. what do you think? Can an Arhat have the thought. visit www. 2. 232. Pi la 549. Line 9) 9 NAMO LOKE SAMYA DGATANĀM "Worthy and Sagely Sanghans of all the world. He understands 19 San myau 10 SAMYAKPRATIPANNĀNĀM 10 SAMYA KSRATIPATTĀNĀM Page 22 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. he's certified to Nirvana. 106. Two li 551. 3.'?" Subhuti said.VBS 51983) I Buddhist Disciple ______(Dharma Name)__________ solemnly vow (Om Namo Shurangama Maha Pranidhana) in life-after-life for infinite eons (asamkhyeya kalpas) to rapidly and early on fathom and perfect (paramita) and then to exceed the level of the Srotaapana to go to the Bodhisattva stages and to eventually. World Honored One. 82) "Not returning to the Desire Realm (K±ma Dh±tu). but he actually does not have a returning. I am the foremost among men. 39. to others. 15. 434].Ayurveda-Institute. For that reason. 65. ‘I have obtained Arhatship.52. 48. Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra: "Subhuti. 107. Mi Li Ju.org . he is called ‘Subhuti.org For latest version. "No. 7. 105. I do not have the thought. if an Arhat had the thought. 418) 9 NAMO LOKE SAMYAKGATANĀM "Give Praise to the Countless Perfected Ones! Those who prevent the Sins of Desire!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. World Honored One. 18.'" (Vajra Sutra.' Since Subhuti actually has no practice. 60. Equal Enlightenment. Greatly Wise Honored Ones of Proper. 34. Da jr two 545. E na li 547. who delights in practising Arana.Refuge]. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 49. 61. 55. the Buddha says that in my attainment of the No Strife Samadhi. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. to living beings and to a life." (Hua . 5.Shurangama-Mantra." (Vajra Sutra. 21. 96. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Chr Two Ni. Ba she la 550. through Bodhichitta Maha Pranidhana realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi. www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.com or www. p. 10. he is called a Sakridagamin. ‘I have attained Arhatship' then the World Honored One could not say. see lines 1. ‘I am an Arhat free from desire. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 29. ‘I have attained Arhatship' that would be attachment to self. 4. E Jya La. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ning Jye Li 544. 22. E La He Di. that I am the foremost Arhat free from desire. Swo pe he Sak¶d±g±min means One Who Returns Once More.BTTSonline. And why? Actually there is no dharma called an Arhat. Nan 546. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 80) 18 Na mwo Lu ji san myau chye dwo nan (For Na mwo [Namo -.' If I had the thought. 51. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. So I may perfect Bodhi that neither increases nor decreases. 86. 16.

000 eons. 7. he reveals things great and small. 29. 105. For a lifespan as long as the heaven's last. punish the evil. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. I beseech you to let fall your blessing. From nothingness. 16. provisional and real. 108. [187." (Hua . auspiciously. child of the lineage. Smelt the void to return it to nothingness. 15. 61. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. visit www. Jye li la. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.VBS 8-1983) the myriad dharmas and penetrates to the source. 366. 34." (Hua . 92.org . 60. Mi Li Ju. Smelt the energy to transform it into spirit.Shurangama-Mantra. that one will produce an extremely large mass of merit.BTTSonline." In the Sanghata Sutra it is stated: "The Bodhisattva. Two li 551." (Venerable Master Hua Verse. 10. For a long life and long vision. This vajra indestructible body is forever free and at ease. 418) 10 SAMYAKPRATIPANNĀNĀM 21 11 NAMO DEVARSĪNAM "Give Praise to the Devas and Immortals!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute. 86. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. his heavenly ear listens. Ba she la 550. In neither movement nor stillness. no knowing. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. examine merit and offenses.Refuge]. 363. 11 NAMO DEVARSINAM "Smelt the essence to transform it into energy. 2. Pi she ti 548. 75. 49. After nine turnings to a pure yang body. E na li 547." (Hua . Ning Jye Li 544. 18. 17. 4.52. 22. they smelt the immortal cinnabar. As his heavenly eye contemplates. With awesome spirit. If anyone who hears the Sanghata Sutra Dharma-paryaya is able to live a lifespan of 84. 96. see lines 1. Smelt the spirit to return it to the void. So that we will cautiously cultivate and not chatter confusedly. the great being Sarvashura said: "Blessed One. www. 51. 434]. Chr Two Ni. With no consciousness. Ja syin ja. Reward the good. 39. penetrations and changes abound. how much is the Page 23 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 309) In the Sanghata Sutra Shakyamuni Buddha stated: "The Blessed One spoke: "Listen. " Wa dz la. 81.com or www.VBS 7-1983) "Bowing to gods of the Desire Realm and Form (K±ma Dh±tu and R³pa Dh±tu). he appears in boundless bodies. Da jr two 545. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 232. 28. 30. with a lucky cloud of five colors beneath your feet. 53. 70. E La He Di.org For latest version. 3. The five energies complete their revolution and illumine the Great Way. Pan two pan two ni 552. 21. Pi la 549. Swo pe he chye be la 20 di bwo dwo nwo nan Na mwo Ti pe li shai nan (For Na mwo [Namo -. one lives for ten thousand years." (p. 5. 34) "For the Tao one seeks immortality and long life. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Dharani Sutra: p." (Hua VBS 8-1983) Mashi Maha hridayam "Responding to those who are ready. one is apart from words. they give rise to existence. Nan 546. 107. 106. Just as you wish. E Jya La.VBS 6-1983) "To the gods and heavenly generals who protect the Dharma City. forever is one pure. 48. 38. neither more nor less. use the FiveColored Cloud Rishi Hasta Mantra 23 (26): "Mwo shi mwo syi. Line 10) 28) (26) Mwo Syi Mwo Syi Li Two Yun LONG LIFE: "For the Way of the Immortals. 55. what need is there to mentions one who has the Sanghata Sutra written out and who reads it? Sarvashura. 65. 54.

" 22 Na mwo Syi two ye 12 NAMO SIDDHĀYA (For Na mwo [Namo -. 10.VBS 10-1983) 24 Two la li shai nan 12 DHARĀRSĪNĀM 12 DHARĀRSINAM 25 She pwo nu 13 ÀĀPANU 13 'SĀPANU 26 Jya la he 13 GRAHA 13 GRAHA "In the palaces of the Heaven of the Bliss from Transformation. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Their leisure and comfort s rare in the world. Cause and effect return in kind. Chr Two Ni. 105. 404. Two li 551.52. 22. 537. It is as follows. 75. 108. 3. To make an analogy." (Hua . E La He Di.Shurangama-Mantra. 51. 366. Increasing (Virudhaka) who oversees the Southern continent Jambudvipa (Shurangama Sutra. even when that man has used up all those sesame seeds.BTTSonline. 70. 363. Ba she la 550. in exactly the right amount. 149) 12 VIDAYĀ Vast Eyes (Virupaksha) who oversees the Western continent Aparagodaniya." (Hua . Pi she ti 548. In such a manner. and Learned (Vaishravana) who oversees the Northern continent Uttarakuru. 249. Calamities and blessing have no door. now they form a supreme kinship. practices goodness. 96.com or www. 61. Pan two pan two ni 552. and that enclosure is completely filled with nothing but sesame seeds. 55. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 9-1983) "The Four great Heavenly Kings observe the good and evil. when one hundred years have passed. 39. 434]. a man might erect an enclosure some twelve yojanas in height. 103. With no thought. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 28. 107. And universally transform the multitudes. crossing over women and men. 86. 7. 278-358. 49.Refuge]. and no-hang-ups. 60. One amasses virtue. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. In bliss profuse to overflowing. 198. that man casts away a single sesame seed from that enclosure that is completely filled with sesame seeds. 21. and even the foundation and base of that enclosure no long exist. 2.VBS 11-1983) "The Comfort from Others' Transformations has wonders without end. and further sets up merit.org . 65. V5: p. listen. V5: p. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. the changes are miraculous. 149) "Waiting to fill the vacant place in the Knowing Contentment Heaven. 165. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 541) 12 VIDYĀ The Four Heavenly Kings are: Maintaining-the-Country (Dhirtarashtra) who oversees the Eastern continent Purvavideha. 410. see 23. they are only brought forth by people. E Jya La. 17. 54. Serene. Nan 546. 232. Swo pe he measure of an eon?" The Blessed One spoke: "Child of the lineage. Commanding the ghosts and spirits. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 34. 418) 12 SIDDHĀYA 23 Pi di ye (For Pi di ye. Then. Clothing and goods materialize as they wish. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 53. 15. 38. Vidya [universally enlightening]. one is quite at peace. [187.VBS 121983) "The retinue of all the gods planted the causes of blessings. Together they cultivated the good path. you should not blame others. 4. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi la 549. (Shurangama Sutra. Pi two ye." (Hua . Mi Li Ju.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. with little greed and free of any passion. they supervise day-by-day. 92. E na li 547.org For latest version. www. see lines 1. 106.Ayurveda-Institute. Da jr two 545. 48. When conditions ripen.how much the less any grief. visit www. still an eon would not have been used up. they descend to be born in the Saha realm. You should know Page 24 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. they live in relaxed leisure. 399. There is no affliction -. 18. 30. 16. 29. 5. 81. no worries." (Hua .

E La He Di. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Two li 551. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.1. www. Da jr two 545. 108. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.com or www.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." (Hua . 120. that this is not the ultimate joy. 219.VBS 2-1984) Page 25 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pan two pan two ni 552. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. 3. Chr Two Ni.000" in Sanskrit. E na li 547. 107. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Swo pe he 27 Swo he swo la mwo two nan (For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa la [Sahasra -. E Jya La. Nan 546. 210. 2.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org . see lines 27. Pi la 549. 222) 13 SAHASRAMARTHĀNĀM "Give Praise to the Accomplished One! The Knowing Immortal Tara.BTTSonline. visit www. One still needs to bring forth the great resolve for Bodhi.VBS 1-1984) "The heavenly immortals in the trichiliochosm. Ning Jye Li 544. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Mi Li Ju.000]. 105. Ba she la 550.Shurangama-Mantra. Su Chye Dwo Ye. who if looked upon with reverence takes immediate delight in us!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Line 11) 13 SAHA SAMARTHĀNĀM Sahasra means "1. piously cultivate the Way. 106. With patience and vigor." (Hua . We should take refuge with and venerate both sages and common mortals To banish completely our own arrogance and pride. 4. Pi she ti 548. 220.

Pan two pan two ni 552." "Those in the great Brahma heaven.O. As you'll be born there with a lifespan as long as that of a mountain. use the Pure Bottle Kundi Hasta Arogya Mantra 24 (30): "Two la two la. Two La Two La This phrase is translated into "able to unite. 49. E La He Di. 4.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Just maintain this Kundi Hand. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Thereby enabling us to perfectly accomplish the Dharma deeds we do. 34. 105. E na li 547. Su Chye Dwo Ye. yet gentle in nature.BTTSonline. Dharani Sutra: p. ad supporting us. 366. 15. Ning Jye Li 544. E Jya La. 48. 21. protecting.Refuge]. 5.org For latest version." (p.org . 2. 363. Hold on) "Appearing as a most unusual rare and mighty hero. In the process of selecting sage and worthy ones.Ayurveda-Institute. May we swiftly reach the level of non-retreat and continue to be vigorous. Da jr two 545. 86. Using virtue to move people. 18. His adorned classic features are free of any flaws.Operator-Destroyer. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 96. Pi la 549. Shr chye lu. visit www. 30. 38. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Nan 546. 60. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 22." (Generator. 54. 434]." (Hua VBS 3-1984) The Earth Store Sutra states: "Furthermore. 310) This is the Kapha (water and earth) principle of anabolism (birth and growth). 81. 92. 17.Shurangama-Mantra." This line of the Shurangama has a connection with line 30 of the Great Compassion Mantra and with the Pure Bottle Hand and Eye Mantra of the 42 Hands: 32) (30) Two La Two La TRI-HEAL ALL: "For birth in the Brahma heavens. 420) 14 NAMO BRAHMANE "We entreat the Buddhas to use their power in aiding. Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Dhara dhara (Hold on. 29. 106. 108. 16. and will there receive a superior prediction. worships. 10. Experience wondrous bliss -their blessed reward is full. Ja syin ja. names may soon be announced. 107.D. KaphaPitta-Vata. a Buddha named Krakucchanda appeared in the world. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 70. seal and hold" The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of a great hero who engages in ascetic practice in order to make living beings get rid of attachment of both ego and Dharma. 75. see lines 1. 61. It is the "operator" aspect of "G. 28. 7." (Venerable Master Hua Verse. 3. www. Chr Two Ni. Mi Li Ju. in the past.52. pure and undefiled. 39. AnabolismMetabolism-Catabolism) "Give Praise to the Jewel of Salvation!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 232. 55. 53. Two li 551. Pi she ti 548. his mind remains humble and sincere. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Wa dz la. Line 12) Great Compassion Mantra Line 30. Ba she la 550. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan. 38) Page 26 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. see lines 28. He is stern in appearance. 51.com or www. 418) 14 NAMO BRAHMANE (For Ba la he mwo ni [the God Brahma]. 65. or praises him that person will become the king of the Great Brahma Heaven in the assemblies of one thousand Buddhas of the Worthy Eon. Swo pe he 28 Na mwo Ba la he mwo ni (For Na mwo [Namo -. If a man or woman hears this Buddha's name and sincerely beholds. [187.

or Indra." (Hua . cultivating blessings. 60. Swo pe he. Hu la. 424) 15 NAMO INDRĀYA (For Na mwo [Namo -. Line 13) "Lord of Heaven. 7.Ayurveda-Institute. Two li 551. E he la. 232. 21. Chr Two Ni. Mi Li Ju. Brahma gods and the Sagely assemblies all regard him with esteem. 39. see lines 1. 34. Mo la mo la. 17. [187. 53. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi she ti 548. 2. 55. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Swo pe he. Ba she la 550. Sa la wa ni. see lines 29. So Po He.org For latest version. 106.com or www. Swo pe he 29 Na mwo Yin two la ye (For the Yin two la ye God Indra [Shakra Indra Devanam] and his consort Mye dan li [Indriye or Aindri].Shurangama-Mantra. E na li 547. Duo la ye ye. 418) 15 NAMO INDRYA "Give Praise to Indra the Creator!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 38.52. 15. 108. 51. Hong.BTTSonline. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 5. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 366. 3. 49. 363. Nan. 86. Mwo he syi two ye. Qie la qie la. 16. Pan two pan two ni 552. E La He Di. True God. 61.Refuge]. 105. Amassing the good. Ni ye two la. Ning Jye Li 544. Pi la 549.VBS 4-1984) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. 434]. Po mo nu. 81. Ju zhu ju zhu. Da jr two 545. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. he practices the Six Paramitas. 29. Sa wa he. 30. Bu ni di. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. He he Su da na (Sudhana). visit www. 70. 107. 18. he is a Great Bodhisattva. 92. Hong. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.org . 75. 96. 10. He dispenses the provisional for the sake of the real. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. 54. E Jya La. 65." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Page 27 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 28. 48. 22. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan 546. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 4.

by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 232. 3. 55.Comfortable. 61. 2.52. with wonderful. 92." (Hua .VBS 12-1984) 18 UMAPATĪ "The wind spirit is a manifestation of the Buddha Jeweled Accomplishment of the North (Amoghasiddhi Buddha). Lord of the Storms! And His Consort Unmada!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 75. 75. 60.VBS 9-1984) "Give Praise to the Holy One! The Guardian Deva Rudra. 39. Earth deities and their assemblies. Da jr two 545. 106. Do not exist in the countries of the translators. E na li 547. Dazzling. 418) 16 NAMO BHAGAVATE (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 5. they are manifestations of the Buddhas. Actually. offer up their protection. 65. old-age. 4. 93.O. 65. violent.org .Ayurveda-Institute. Pi she ti 548. Chr Two Ni.Shurangama-Mantra. 29. 53. see lines 32." (Hua . Comfortable. Have many meanings. 54. 49. 81. and death). 21. dazzling. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.VBS 5-1984) 31 Lu two la ye (For the Lu two la God Rudra [Shiva]. Have secret meanings.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. also called Lau dan li [Raudriye] Goddess Uma [Shiva's Consort].BTTSonline. Auspicious. Kapha-Pitta-Vata. and rapid. 30. 60. Are found in the tradition of the ancients. 70. they are manifestations of the Buddhas. Lord of the Storms!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. upright adornments. 105. 225. 96. 362. uprooting trees." (Shasta Abbey: p. Honored and noble. 7. 3. Even the third dhyana dreads this disaster. 49." (Hua . Mi Li Ju. E La He Di. 414) RUDRĀYA "I take refuge in the World Honored Rudra. great wind spirit -. 6. 425) 18 UMĀ PATĪ "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status. Upright and adorned. Ba she la 550. 38. Line 14) "The retinue of heavenly spirits and leisurely immortals. Honored and noble.VBS 7-1984) This line is allied with line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye (Namo Garja Kulaya -. It is the "destroyer" aspect of "G. 48.Karma Division of the North of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha -Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva). Renowned. 70. Anabolism-MetabolismCatabolism) 17 RUDRAYA "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status. 34. 2. 4." (Hua . 434]. 51. 22. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 3. see lines 1. Practitioners who with one mind cultivate the true meaning Are constantly guarded and aided so they do not give rise to anger or greed." (Hua . 17. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Actually. 5. the Wrathful and Purifying One. 16. Swo pe he 30 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. 86. see lines 31. Brahma-VishnuShiva. companion to Uma.VBS 121984) "The Guardian Deva Rudra. 4.VBS 5-1984) 17 NAMO BHAGAVATE "1. 59) Shiva / Rudra / Shankara is the Vata principle of catabolism (sickness. E Jya La. Pan two pan two ni 552. 108. Su Chye Dwo Ye." (Hua . see lines 30. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 28. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 12-1984) "And His Consort Unmada!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.Toppling houses. 364) 16 "There are five kinds of terms not translated. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.com or www. 366. Line 14) "Bhagavan is not translated because of its multiple meanings -. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Line 14) "Most victorious. both gods and humans gaze up at him with admiration. visit www. These are terms that: 1. 10.VBS 6-1984) 32 Wu mwo Bwo di (For the Wu mwo Bwo di [Umapati]. Pi la 549." (Hua .D. the One Who Brings True Peace. 292. 107. 214. 18. 15. For example. With feelings of anger and hatred one does oneself in. 34. 5. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 55. he is quite fearsome. Page 28 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. His renown pervades and everywhere is auspicious. Two li 551. 81. 2. the earth spirit is actually a transformation of Vairochana Buddha of the Center (Shakyamuni).Refuge].org For latest version. 86. Nan 546. www. 363. Are honored." (Hua . 230.OperatorDestroyer. [187. 39." (Generator.

Pi la 549. visit www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Nan 546. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Su Chye Dwo Ye.org . 108.BTTSonline. and line 184 Jye na. 4. E na li 547. 3. Ning Jye Li 544. Mi Li Ju. E La He Di.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 169 Pe jye la dwo nwo. 107.org For latest version. 2.com or www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 106.Ayurveda-Institute. Pan two pan two ni 552. Swo pe he line 108 Ning jye li and line. 105. www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Chr Two Ni. E Jya La. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Two li 551. Ba she la 550.Shurangama-Mantra. Page 29 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pi she ti 548. Da jr two 545. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.

Are with the worthy sages of the ten directions who all assemble together To bow with one mind to the god among gods." (Hua . the myriad things cease. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 49. its heat is hard to bear.VBS 9-1984) "Take refuge with the World Honored One. decaying.org For latest version. It's for this reason that we who study the Buddhadharma should bow to all these spirits." (Hua . 297) 21 NĀRĀYAM "I take refuge in the World Honored Naray±na of the five great mudra seals. that is true wealth and honor." (Hua .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Two li 551. 214.VBS 9-1984) 35 Nwo la ye (For Nwo la ye [Narayanaya]. 10. see lines 35-36." (Hua . whose utterances are Great. 106. E La He Di.52. along with His guardians. 230. torrential swells. 17. 34.VBS 12-1984) NARAYANAYA "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status. seven suns appear. and inundating floods. 28. they are manifestations of the Buddhas. 55. 53.VBS 12-1984) "Give Praise to the Holy One! The Immensely Strong Nara.VBS 9-1984) "When you reach the point of not seeking. Or roars in breakers." (Hua . When selfish desires cease to be. 60) 21 "Since these spirits are actually manifestations of the Buddhas.Shurangama-Mantra. 15. 65. Actually. that is the true field of blessings. also called Amitayus -. 232.VBS 10-1984) Page 30 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." (Hua . 34. Swo pe he 33 Swo syi ye ye 19 SAHEYĀYA 19 SAHEYĀYA "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status. 39.VBS 12-1984) "A blazing fire rages. 92. The mountains wither. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. In becoming. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 16. Da jr two 545. 4. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. visit www. our karma is vast and boundless. 65. 108. 70. see lines 30. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 30. see lines 1. 2. 61. 105. E na li 547. 22. Su Chye Dwo Ye. dwelling. 21. Perfect and Illuminating! Give Praise to this Completely Compassionate One!" "Ruling aquatic creatures. 81.Ayurveda-Institute. 7. E Jya La. 60. 93. 75. 366. Chr Two Ni. 38. 70. he rides the surging waves. He moistens and irrigates the myriad things.org .com or www. Ning Jye Li 544. 364) 20 NAMO BHAGAVATE "When a thought moves. 18. then you have no worries. 51. 48. 49. 86. they are manifestations of the Buddhas.Medicine Master Buddha). 3. 107. he dwells in the dragon palace." (Hua . a hundred things happen.VBS 9-1984) 20 NAMO BHAGAVATE "When your mind stops and your thinking ends." (Hua . no living thing remains.Refuge]. 363. and going void." (Hua . 81. 86. 5. www. 55. The water spirit is a manifestation of Akshobhya Buddha of the East (Bhaisajya Guru -. Pi la 549. Pan two pan two ni 552. 75. 29. [187. Pi she ti 548. In the vast expansive ocean. we people should not look down on them or assume a condescending attitude. 418) (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 362. When thinking stops. When this disaster hits. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.BTTSonline. Ba she la 550. Actually. the seas dry up.VBS 8-1984) 34 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 96. The fire spirit is a manifestation of Amitabha Buddha of the West (Buddha of Limitless Life. 434]." (Shasta Abbey: p. the Bhagavan And the inexhaustible Dharma jewels that are wondrously deep and still. Nan 546. 60. 39. Mi Li Ju. 54. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.Buddha of Infinite Life).

55.VBS 12-1984) PAMCA MAHĀ MUDRA "Heaven and earth cannot be in disharmony for even a day. 2. bubbles. 38. the birds and beasts are mournful. Two li 551. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.VBS 12-1984) 22 "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status. 29. 10. see lines 38. Lucky is he. People cannot be without the God of Happiness for even a day. 18." (Hua . Line 15) Na ye 21 NĀYA "The Great Thousand Worlds in number like grains of sand Are but a bubble on the sea. Chr Two Ni. The mutes burst out in song while the deaf listen. 7. Pan two pan two ni 552. The spirit of emptiness is a manifestation of Production of Jewels Buddha of the South (Ratnasambhava Buddha).org For latest version. and reflections. they are manifestations of the Buddhas. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. His dazzling torch of wisdom illumines the Brahma palaces. 230. 22. 17. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 5.O. Pi la 549. 81. Do not confuse with lines 38 & 48 Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya]) 23 39 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. Da jr two 545. woods. see lines 30. 418) 23 NAMAH SKRTĀYA (For Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya]. 17. 16.The Vajra Diamond Sutra (Vajra Prajna Paramita Sutra NAMO BHAGAVATE "In the cloud of light of the Ocean Impression Samadhi Are reflected the myriad things in all their magnitude. E na li 547. Anabolism-MetabolismCatabolism) 36 (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 4.BTTSonline. 61. Ning Jye Li 544. 53. 60." (Hua . 108. 232. 363. And the very earth. Swo pe he Vishnu / Narayana / Krishna / Dhanvantari is the Pitta metabolic principle of metabolism (sustenance. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 96. 75. In a light wind under a pure moon. One looks but does not see it. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 70. possessing self-mastery." (Hua . 48. the grasses and trees are happy." (Hua . Kapha-PittaVata. 86. Upright and adorned. without appearance is Shunyata. Creation. 7. 5. like illusions.each take twenty kalpas. 93." -. 55. 24 NAMO BHAGAVATE "I take refuge in the World Honored…" (Shasta Abbey: p. 434].VBS 1-1985) "Devoid of falseness. he is in the Great Samadhi. 34. 49.com or www. emptiness -. Mi Li Ju. 75. 15. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. E Jya La. Like dewdrops. 214. his awesome deportment covers three thousand realms. decay. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." (Hua VBS 12-1984) "Without shape.org . like a lightening flash -. 10." (Hua . [187. 34. 60. 86.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 81. Nan 546. see lines 1. 3. 16.Operator-Destroyer. 105.VBS 12-1984) 38 Na mwo syi jye li dwo ye (For Na mwo [Namo -. 30. 65. 92.Ayurveda-Institute.Refuge]. Actually. see lines 17 & 418. It is the "operator" aspect of "G. 15. tiles and stones are jubilant. and wish-fulfilling. The union of the Six Creative and Receptive Is but a lightening flash across the sky. 60) (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 48) (For Swo jye li two [Sukrta]. E La He Di. like bubbles." (Generator. It has not moved an inch." (Hua . illusions. Pi she ti 548. 24 NAMO SKRTĀYA "All conditioned dharmas Are like dreams. www. 21.Refuge]. 39.Shurangama-Mantra. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. But through it all in Vajra Samadhi. 51. see lines 1. perpetuation).exhaustively analyze them this way. like a never- Page 31 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 107. nor can it be heard. Blind old-timers open their eyes to behold it all.52.VBS 11-1984) "The great Music Festival is a fusion of wondrous sounds. Like dreams. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 28. Like dewdrops and like lightning -You should contemplate it this way. 54. 65. In the torrential rain of a violent gale. dwelling. 70.VBS 12-1984) 21 37 Pan je mwo he san mwo two la 22 PAÑCA MAHĀ SAMMUDRA "The heavens rain down flowers in colorful profusion. Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva.D. 106. 49. Ba she la 550. 39. 366. visit www.

Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 4-1985 26 TRIPURA NAGARA The great courageous heavenly king is the ancient Buddha Dipankara. 61. rewarding the good. E La He Di. 416) 25 MAHĀ KĀLĀYA "Mahakala. 81. Line 16) "The Great Brahma King is named Great Compassion. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E Jya La. Furthermore he is one of the destructive aspects of Shiva in Vedic Hinduism. 51. visit www. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Su Chye Dwo Ye. and protecting the revival of Dharma. along with His host of Divine Mothers who dwell within the burning grounds of the dead. This Thangka shows him as the protector with the Wish Fulfilling Gem. 232. 366.jpg 41 Di li bwo la na 26 TRIPURA NAGARA "Di li bwo la na is also a Great Brahma King. the protectors of the Buddhism. Mi Li Ju. 3. Pi la 549. E na li 547.info/Nepal/Gallery2/Wrathful/5-2/C-Maha-0a.htm "Give Praise to the Holy One! The Buddha Mahakala! He who crossed over in previous times! The Unfettered One! We give homage to this one of Untouched Virtue and Unsurpassed Emancipation who wore the cast-off clothing of graveyards and who was a founder of our sect.VBS 4-1985) Page 32 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 48.' making a magnanimous provisional appearance by means of his "The great courageous king of all-pervading light. but he recognized universally as one of the great protectors of the Dharma.'" (Hua . Ning Jye Li 544. 30.de." (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Swo pe he 18. Da jr two 545. 54. 21. Di li translates as ‘supreme courage. 106. 65. time being seen as the destroyer of all things. White in color like a snow mountain. the Confident One. 92. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 364) aging pine. Mahakala is the wrathful deity that destroys mind chatter and brings our minds back into attentive focus.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." (Hua . 53. ‘Burning Lamp." (Hua . see lines 40.VBS 3-1985) Source: Bremer Thangka. Pi she ti 548. His wisdom regards what is not empty to reveal true permanence. 22.VBS 2-1985) 40 Mwo he Jya la ye (For Mwo he Jya la ye [the God Maha Kalaya]. 4. www2. With his four arms and three eyes he regards the deviant and the proper. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 34. 70. He is skilled at gathering together all those who are ready to enter the Dharma Hall." (Hua .org For latest version. 49.Ayurveda-Institute.: Nag po chen po) belongs to the Dharmapalas. the ancient Buddha. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 418) 362. 105. 86. avalokiphauba-9a-Mahakala. 307. 29.org . 39. 107. [187. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 108. He rescues and guards all beings in their return. Nan 546. radiating light. 60. 363.bremen. who put to flight the triplyfortified cities of the haughty asuras. 28. 60) 25 MAHĀ KĀLĀYA Mahâkâla (tib. 38.com or www. Dipankara. 96.Shurangama-Mantra. 55.BTTSonline. Who pacifies the destitute and the poverty stricken. punishing the evil. www. 434]. Him of the Dark Realms. now provisionally appears. 75. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." (Shasta Abbey: p. 2.52. There are many different colors and forms of Mahakala.

is now the Bodhisattva Manjushri. 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. consequently. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Mi Li Ju. At the moment of his birth there was a miraculous manifestation of a large number of bright lamps (Dipa). the last of whom was the Buddha Dipankara. Chr Two Ni. 3. Swo pe he "triply-fortified cities of the haughty asuras.de/info/ Nepal/Statues/other/Dipankara. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ba she la 550.htm spiritual transformations. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. The Dharma Master.com or www. visit www. Pi la 549. Nan 546. 2.BTTSonline. Da jr two 545. Sun Moon Lamp Brilliance Buddha. as explained in my lectures on the Wonderful Dharma Lotus Blossom Sutra.org . E La He Di. …" (Shasta Abbey: p. www. Wonderful Light. the last of twenty thousand Buddhas. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. the spiritual grandfather of Shakyamuni Buddha. E na li 547. He is the "Enlightener" and one of the earliest of the many assumed predecessors of Buddha Shakyamuni added as the twentyfifth. where as the lower garments is pleated in a manner of flowering skirt. 105. is the master of Burning Lamp Buddha. "Burning Lamp. He is said to have come from Depavati. Two li 551. He is either sitting or standing (like here) with the monastic garment draped over the left shoulder with pleated edges. 60) This statue shows the Buddha Dipankara. Dipankara Buddha is very popular in Nepal. 4. a mythological city. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute. E Jya La." whose teacher was Dharma Master Wonderful Light and who bestowed the prediction of Buddhahood on Shakyamuni Buddha. who.Shurangama-Mantra.org For latest version.bremen. Pan two pan two ni 552. hence he was named Dipankara. had eight sons. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Dipankara Buddha is believed to have lived 100.000 years on earth. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 108. Since Shakyamuni Buddha is the disciple of Burning Page 33 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. www2. He represented with his right hand in Abhaya Mudra and left shows the Varada. Pi she ti 548. 106. Su Chye Dwo Ye." (Hua VBS 4-1985) Manjushri Bodhisattva is. a deity of Mahayana Buddhism.

p. Ba she la 550. devoid of high. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Just think. Da jr two 545. the Bodhisattva Manjushri is his spiritual grandfather and has greater seniority. 2. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.BTTSonline. visit www.org For latest version. Pi la 549. for a moment. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 106." Earth Store Sutra Commentary. Chr Two Ni. Su Chye Dwo Ye. "This Dharma is level and there is no high or low therein. Pan two pan two ni 552. Page 34 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. www. low. E Jya La. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. when Shakyamuni Buddha appeared in the world.org . 105. Two li 551. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E na li 547.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 3. Ning Jye Li 544. Swo pe he Lamp Buddha. 43. about the state of such a Bodhisattva.Ayurveda-Institute. down. 4.Shurangama-Mantra. or little. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 107. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi she ti 548. Nan 546. Manjushri Bodhisattva came to be his disciple. Nonetheless. big.com or www. E La He Di. 108. up. As it says in the Diamond Sutra.

106. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.VBS 5-1985) "The heavenly monitors patrol the world in four shift. Their work is to oversee the retributions for good and evil performed by people of the world. Such offenses cannot be expiated by death." (Hua .org For latest version. Cause. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." (Hua . Sweep clean demonic teams and quell weird energies.VBS 8-1985) "Wherever they turn there is no enemy." (Hua VBS 5-1985) 43 Bwo na Jya la ye 27 KĀLAYA "The asuras have the blessings of the heavens but they don't have the authority of the gods.VBS 51985) "Jya la translates as ‘capable. Ghosts." (Hua . month. Pan two pan two ni 552. E Jya La. Da jr two 545. That is why they are always making war on the Lord of Heaven. great heavenly spirit.VBS 7-1985) "Jeweled Headdress and Flaming Tuft." (Hua . The Dharma Realm becomes calm and pure: their merit and virtue is great.' It refers to the capability to do the work of the meritorious officials who work through four shifts. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di. 108.BTTSonline.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.Ayurveda-Institute.VBS 6-1985) "Heavenly soldiers. The year. Two li 551. also known as the Jade Emperor. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.com or www. Those who are unfilial and rebellious within the four great continents. 4. calamities and disasters are eliminated." (Hua . War arises from conflicts over cities. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pi la 549. Can hardly escape their evil retribution: they fall into the turning wheel. www." (Hua . Swo pe he 42 Chye la pi two la 27 VIDRAPANA _ "Why is there a need for heavenly soldiers and generals in the heavens? It is because there are asuras in the heavens and also heavenly demons and those of externalists ways. Mi Li Ju. they are called the Victorious Army. Their very reputation scatters the troops. and time are all carefully accounted for. Nan 546.VBS 9-1985) 44 E di mu di (For E di mu jr dwo & E di mu di [Adhimukto]. immortals." (Hua VBS 9-1985) Page 35 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. and magical beings gaze up and worship. The Lord and his generals and troops subdue heavenly bandits and watch over them. heavenly generals. effect. Bwo Li Dan La Ye." (Hua . When one actually does one's practice cause and effect are true. Observing goodness and bad violations. Those who surrender without a fight throw down weapons and armor. amassing virtue. Ning Jye Li 544. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. By using virtue to cause people to submit. Ba she la 550. day. 105. Offers up the conduct of the ten good acts. 107. and courageous armies.Shurangama-Mantra. see lines 44 & 429) 28 ADHIMUKTO 45 Shr mwo she nwo ni 29 KAÀMA SĀNA NIVASINI 46 Pe syi ni "War results from quarrels over land and corpses fill the fields. Chr Two Ni. Pi she ti 548.VBS 6-1985) " Not Able to be Oppressed' and ‘Skilled at Consideration' In the Heaven of the Thirty-three muster heroic awesomeness. their protection brings peace and tranquility.org . 2. 3. they are not biases. As they protect the proper. and corpses fill the streets. The earth is made to eat the flesh of people. E na li 547. and retributions are calculated down to the tip of a hair.

E La He Di. 92. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.BTTSonline. E Jya La. 21. 53. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.com or www. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 3. Qie la qie la." (Hua . Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Mwo he syi two ye. 48) (For Swo jye li two [Sukrta]. Mo la mo la. Duo la ye ye. Ni ye two la. 38. www. I now take refuge forever without end. see lines 38. 60) "You do not maintain your honor and integrity. in the original perfect penetration. Swo pe he 47 Mwo dan li Chye na (For Mwo dan li jya na [Matragana] see lines 47. 81. 75. 34. 363. Ju zhu ju zhu. 17. 49. He he Su da na (Sudhana). 366. [187. Pi she ti 548. Sa wa he." (Hua . other people will respect you.org . 10. Hong. Nan 546. they will always be polite to you. If you are polite to other people. Bu ni di. 15.Shurangama-Mantra. 417) 30 MĀTRGANA "…along with His host of Divine Mothers who dwell within the burning grounds of the dead. Po mo nu. 434]. E he la. Mi Li Ju. Such is the way of heaven!" (Hua . 232.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. You do not know how to be cautious at all times. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 22. 48. 107. 28. 7.VBS 101985) NAMAH SKRTĀYA (For Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya]. Do not confuse with lines 38 & 48 Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya]) "Cloud Youth and Wood Mother drive and ride the wind. Hong. 86." (Hua ." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. The true and mundane interchangeably function. Lightening flashes and thunder claps awaken the blind and deaf.VBS 10-1985) 48 Na mwo syi jye li dwo ye (For Na mwo [Namo -. 4. Chr Two Ni. With the heavenly assemblies in provisional and actual manifestation. 70. 55. 106. 418) 31 "The myriad things are mutually created and do not harm one another. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute. 60. The Way is cyclical and yet does not contradict itself. 16. Swo pe he. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Swo pe he. 5. Pan two pan two ni 552. 39. Two li 551.Refuge]. see lines 1. 105. So Po He. Sa la wa ni.52.VBS 11-1985) "The nature and appearance of the worshiper and the worshipped are empty. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 96." (Hua . 108. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 65. Da jr two 545. see lines 17 & 418.VBS 11-1985) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Nan. 51. Pi la 549. 61. 18." (Shasta Abbey: p. 308. E na li 547." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Page 36 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. The myriad things mutually interact. 2. 54. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. The four seasons take their course and the myriad things come into being. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. The response and the Way intertwine in silent penetration. Hu la. Ba she la 550. 29. basically there is nothing.org For latest version. 30.VBS 10-1985) "If you respect other people.

Pan two pan two ni 552." (Hua .BTTSonline. he accomplishes the Way: this came from bitter cultivation. 59. 81. see lines 1. 29. 49. 62. 30. 60. The earth can give rise to the myriad things." (Hua . 230. 54. Two li 551. 366. the earth returns to the four seasons.52. So we see that the Buddhas also accord with the five elements. 106. 70. Line 18) Page 37 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 362. 3. The Tathagata's lineage transforms the multitudes." "Everything is perfectly fused and unobstructed. 67. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 88. 70. 51. There is no self in all dharmas: certify to perfect penetration. Universally cultivate the ten thousand conducts and all the paramitas. 74. The lineage of the Thus Come One is the faithful disciples of the Buddha. 75. 15. 17. 434]. 49." "Vairochana is a Sanskrit it word which translates as ‘Pervading All Places. 38. 5. 96. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 7. 16. 65.' and refers to the pure Dharma body of the Buddha. 81.VBS 1-1986) "Give Praise to the Holy One! The Nobly Descended Tathagata!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." (Hua . 232. 48. 83. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 28. Through Unsurpassed Bodhi the Proper Dharma is revealed. 94) 33 TATHĀGATA KULĀYA "The center belongs to the earth which can produce the myriad things. 39. www. 108. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. [187. relates to the element earth. 34.com or www.VBS 121985) In modern Sanskrit. Chr Two Ni. 34. 86." (Hua . the Buddha Division. Nan 546. 107. 61.VBS 1-1986) This line is allied with line 104: Chr two ni and line 170 of Vairochana. 22. E na li 547. see lines 30. he saves the living masses. 39.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.Refuge]. The center. 105. 93. E La He Di. 75. Ning Jye Li 544. see lines 50. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Mi Li Ju. 418) 32 NAMO BHAGAVATE (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 60. Da jr two 545. 55. 2. 21.org For latest version. Leaving the home-life. 53.Shurangama-Mantra. the Honored One. Ba she la 550. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.org . 55. "kula" or "kulaya" means "retinue" or "family" or "division. 78. Swo pe he 49 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -." "Jyu la ye refers to the lineage of the Thus Come One. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E Jya La. 214. visit www. 18. 364) "From the Tushita heaven he descends to earth and enters his mother's womb. Pi she ti 548.VBS 1-1986) "In the Central Buddha-division is Vairochana. 363. 65. Extensively turning the Dharma wheel. 4. 50 Dwo two chye dwo Jyu la ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. Pi la 549. 92. 10. 86.

Da jr two 545.com or www. They were: General Kumbhira. 39. 75. 70. "World Honored One. 61. 366. General Shandira. Today. [187. Myriads of millions of countries are then reached within a kshana. General Andira. If there are illnesses or difficulties a person wishes to get rid of. 552) "All that has marks is empty and false. And the ox ghosts and horse spirits stampede.52. 161. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 39. 51. 232. 53. 49. To see all marks as no marks is to see the Thus Come One. General Indra. 92. 4. 34. Single-mindedly hold his name and never. 105. Su Chye Dwo Ye. "vajra" means "diamond. 108. 7. 22. 54. relying upon the Buddha's awesome power. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 38. 3. Ning Jye Li 544. 434]. 5. twelve great Yaksha (ghost) generals in the assembly came forth. 363." From the Medicine Master Buddha Sutra: "At that time. ever retreat. 65. we are able to hear the name of the World Honored One. 414. 53. 49. 17. will guard and protect them. countries. see lines 1. Two li 551. 10. www. 30. 22. 60. 7. Pan two pan two ni 552. 61. visit www. "Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Red Lotus!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 175. 5. When his great yaksha generals each go out on patrol. General Pajra." (Hua . 55. "Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Diamond-Thunderbolt!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. "Akshobhya Buddha is the host of the Vajra Division. 164.Shurangama-Mantra.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 15. 549. and General Vikarala. 48. 16. 363. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 16. together with our retinues. 30. 48. 34. 177. 354. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 21. 29. 60.VBS 3-1986) Medicine Master Buddha Sutra continued: "These twelve great Yaksha generals. Medicine Master Buddha Sutra continued: "In whatever cities. deliver them from all distress and fulfill all their wishes. 81." (Hua . 146. 15. or secluded forests this sutra circulates.org For latest version. 92. General Vajra. 86. E na li 547. see lines 1. Medicine Master Vaidurya Light Tathagata! As a result. 366.VBS 3-1986) This line is allied with line 106: Mi li ju. 408. 106. 65. General Makura. General Chatura. we. 29.Refuge]. 96. Line 20) In modern Sanskrit. 232. and revere and make offerings to him. villages. or wherever people receive and maintain the name of Medicine Master Vaidurya Light Tathagata. 18. 18. we have no further fear of the evil destinies." (Hua . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 2-1986) This line is allied with line 105: E Jya la. 149. Swo pe he 51 Na mwo Be tou mwo Jyu la ye (For Na mwo [Namo -. Nan 546. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.BTTSonline. 54. 21. 96. E Jya La. 107. General Majira. Ba she la 550. 51. each with a retinue of seven thousand yakshas. Chr Two Ni. 28. 434].Ayurveda-Institute. 75. [187. All of us are of one mind to take refuge with the Triple Jewel to the end of our lives. 38. General Mihira. 2. General Sindura.org . 162. Waiting for living beings to quickly return home.Refuge]. 17. 10. Line 19) In modern Sanskrit. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 148) 34 NAMO PADMA KULĀYA "In the West is Amitabha on a jeweled lotus flower. Pi la 549. raised their voices and simultaneously saluted the Buddha saying. E La He Di. 81. 55. 70. Pi she ti 548. 152. 86. 28. see lines 52. 418) 35 NAMO VAJRA KULĀYA (For Ba she la [Vajra]. he should also read or recite this venerated sutra and tie a five-colored skein Page 38 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." 52 Na mwo Ba she la Jyu la ye (For Na mwo [Namo -. "padma" means "lotus. 418) (For padma [lotus] see 51. The heavenly demons and their retinues flee.52. Mi Li Ju.

The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. is never off by a hair.' In the Northern Division.VBS 5-1986) This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di [Umapati]. Avalokiteshvara and Mahasthamaprapta Great Strength lends a hand to hurry them along. E La He Di. 28. 418) 36 NAMO MANI KULĀYA "Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Great Jewel!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 28. 21. 22. 86. 48. 38. "mani" means "gem" or "jewel". They behold Amitabha. 51. 366. 17. 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye (For Na mwo [Namo -. Nan 546. 232. 60. 34. 96. The members of Earth Store's clan are many.VBS 7-1986) "Destroying the network of demons. 86. and stones turn to yellow gold." (Hua ." (Hua . where the Buddha Amoghasiddhi is host. 362. getting things done. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 61. 60. the Bodhi heart grows up. 366.' These are the heavenly storm troopers. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 70. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Swo pe he We vow to support all living beings and do what is moral and beneficial to them. visit www. 86. [187. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Replete with his retinue of Space-Bodhisattvas. www. Two li 551. [187.com or www. 232. 86. 2. 105.52. Pan two pan two ni 552. 106. Striking fear in the 57 Shu la syi na 39 ÀURASENA Page 39 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 364) "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.VBS 6-1986) Na mwo Mwo ni Jyu la ye (For Na mwo [Namo -. 34. 434]. 75. 54. 17. 81. forming the letters of our names. 7. illuminating the North and South." 53 into knots. so that they may live in peace and happiness. 53. Chr Two Ni. 65. 15. 418) 37 NAMO GARJA KULĀYA "This is the Karma Division in the north. 10. 34. Sprouts grow up and ascend the other shore.Shurangama-Mantra.VBS 7-1986) "Li cha means ‘solid. conquering demon troops. 61. Leads sentient beings into the Lotus Pool. Mi Li Ju. Line 22) "Chye She means ‘karma.Refuge]. 7.true and yet true again. Earth Store Bodhisattva leads a great number of ghosts and spirits in his retinue. 232. 53. is Lord of the Mani Division." (Hua . 15. 29. 5. 16. 65. 48.Refuge]. 21. 55. 7. It also means ‘growing up. 92. 54. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 60. 39. 22. 48. Dirt. The south is the region of Fire. 92. 96. bricks." (Hua VBS 4-1986) This line is allied with line 105: Bwo li dan la ye. 434]. line 108 Ning jye li and line. 4. 22. 434]. 81. One is courageous and vigorous -. Da jr two 545.' that is.org . 214. 75. 92. 70. Pi la 549. 55. 65. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 39. 29." (Hua . 28.Ayurveda-Institute. 93. see lines 1. Line 22) 39 DRDHA "Di li cha means ‘the solid' Bodhi heart. 29. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 5. 30. 38. 81. 16. see lines 1. 70. 39. 17. 18. 363.Refuge]. "garja" means "elephant. 38. E Jya La.52. equal. 30.' or ‘getting things done.VBS 5-1986) In modern Sanskrit. 49. 230.' It means ‘doing Dharma. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. They are courageous generals who protect the Dharma. Its fire blazes with red light.org For latest version. see lines 30. "Working for the Dharma.VBS 7-1986) "This phrase of the mantra also means ‘good eyes." (Hua . proper Enlightenment. 418) 38 NAMO BHAGAVATE (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 108.52. Karmic retribution. 55. 16. 70. They carry heavenly Dharma staffs that are very adorned. 51. 49. 5. 34. 49. 96. 54. Pi she ti 548. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 5-1986) "Give Praise to the Nobly Descended Great Elephant!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. For iron-faced and unselfish is the Old King Yama. Line 21) In modern Sanskrit. 10.' or ‘subtle eyes."" "The Buddha Jeweled Birth.BTTSonline." 55 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. see lines 1. 49. He should untie the knots when his wishes have been fulfilled. 363. and line 184 Jye na. [187. non-retreating Bodhi Heart. 53. E na li 547. 366. Ba she la 550. 3. 363." (Hua . tiles. 75. 75. 61. 65. "The Great Honored Master of right. 21. 15. 30. 55." (Hua . 169 Pe jye la dwo nwo. 81. 60. 18. 107. 10. 51. 18.' 56 Di li cha "With a solid. 39. for good or evil. in the Karma Division.

see lines 30.Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 415) 40 Like Medicine Buddha Mantra "he la she ye" (King) "As-you-will. The adornment of the woven garland emits a rare and subtle fragrance. Line 23) PRAHARANA RĀJĀYA "Bwo la means ‘as-you-will. Su Chye Dwo Ye. free and easy.VBS 81986) hearts of the ugly ones. E Jya La. That's the best way to look upon living beings -. Instead one sees all living beings as having the Buddha nature and as able to become Buddhas. Well Gone One Who Understands the World. 105.com or www. 55. Mi Li Ju. 93. visit www. Da jr two 545.Ayurveda-Institute. 49." (Hua ." (Hua . 73. All who believe. 108. 75." (Hua . 3. 107. 364) 42 NAMO BAGHAVATE "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Two li 551. One who can keep the precious precepts will awaken to true permanence.' Na la means ‘able to uphold. E na li 547. "who was beyond being possessed by Joy. 70. www. 77.' It also means ‘weaving a garland.VBS 8-1986) "The Sovereign Lord Sulasana" (Shurasena). 67. 74. 4. and reverently practice. Line 25) Page 40 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. One of Clarity in Conduct.VBS 10-1986) "Honored One of supreme. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 106. 86.BTTSonline.VBS 8-1986) 58 Bwo la he la na La she ye (For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58. The asuras are conquered.'.org For latest version. 88.seeing them all equally. Nan 546. With good eyes and wonderful vision. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Swo pe he "Shu la syi na means ‘destroying the demon armies. 62. and invincible. this Tathagata!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. one beholds the past and the present. 81. expounding sutras. 60. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. (Hua ." (Hua . Speaking Dharma. Chr Two Ni. Pan two pan two ni 552. yet with the fierce roar of the Lion King. Awesome virtue conquers the hordes of heavenly thieves.VBS 91986) TATHĀGATĀYA and simply means not looking upon the faults of other living beings.' ‘free and easy. 87. right. Content. 362. Ning Jye Li 544. 34. 230. Pi she ti 548.' and also means ‘invincible. we return our lives and reverently worship him. separate from suffering." (Hua . Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.VBS 9-1986) "The Thus Come One's transformations are subtle. see lines 50. 65. Resolutely. they see the Enlightened King. 39. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. The Thus Come One Worthy of Offering of Gods and Humans.' ‘He la means ‘lion. 2.' She ye means ‘victorious. 83. 59. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. accept. Ba she la 550. he saves the confused and muddled. 247. 78. beyond compare.org ." (Hua VBS 11-1986) 59 Dwo two chye dwo ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. Pi la 549. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 400. E La He Di. 214.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. equal. Mindful of the Buddha and maintaining mantras. proper Enlightenment. 94) 41 60 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Bhagavate [World Honored One].

51. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.BTTSonline. Ning Jye Li 544. 17. 366. Two li 551. E na li 547. 22. 105. 107.com or www. 232. 106. we revere the Great Heroes! We only pray that they will compassionately pity and receive us. 28.Ayurveda-Institute. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 344) 45 ARHATE "Bowing to all the Thus Come One's followers. Pi she ti 548. 15. 7. They help the Page 41 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 75. 54.org For latest version." (Hua . Ba she la 550. 38. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. E La He Di. 79. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 53. 67.VBS 121986) 62 Dwo two chye dwo ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. 30. Proper and Dependent Retribution Worlds both adorned and pure. 18. Mi Li Ju. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 63. 34. Nan 546. 363. 10. 61. 92. 70. 83. 94) 44 TATHĀGATĀYA 63 E la he di (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3. visit www. 96. 65. Pan two pan two ni 552." (Hua VBS 1-1987) "Responsive and true. 74. 108. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 78. And always act as our good luck charm.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 81. [187. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. 3. Born into an honored family when past conditions are ripened. 29. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 84. Line 25) "We take refuge and submit to the One of Limitless Awakening in the West. 21. 88. 59.org . With One heart. 68. see lines 1. 86. Chr Two Ni. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. royalty among all living beings. 55. 60. 89 and 15. 4. 48.Refuge]. 16. see lines 50. 434]. 5. E Jya La. wisdom. and light. Swo pe he 61 Na mwo E mi dwo pe ye (For Na mwo [Namo -. 39.52. 62. Da jr two 545.Shurangama-Mantra. 418) 43 NAMO AMITĀBHĀYA "Give Praise to Amitabha! The Well Come One! The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge! " (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Are filled with who-knows-howmany Sages and Worthies. Who has all the fine marks. Pi la 549. 2. 49.

106. see lines 50. We wish that all sentients will leaving suffering. 86. of the kingly lineage. With dedicated mind we revere them.BTTSonline. And lead the dull and deluded to escape the three destinies. Then you will see the Thus Come One. Swo pe he Buddha propagate and disseminate the Proper Dharma. Line 26) 48 AKSOBHYA "We return our lives to the Assembly of Worthy Sages of Proper Enlightenment." (Hua .VBS 3-1987) "The compassionate father of living beings in the nine realms. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi she ti 548. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. he transforms the multitudes.org For latest version. 93. Two li 551. Pi la 549. 88. one must be sincere. 86. 16. 81. The minute and dull organisms with sentience take him as their place of reliance.Ayurveda-Institute. His mind has transcended "In bowing to and revering the Buddha. Ba she la 550. 17. With the two doors of suppressing and gathering in. 34. the two interfunction in an indescribably wonderful way. Greatly Enlightened Honored One of the ten direction worlds: Those who see his visage or hear his name will be saved. 65. 105. and even the earth quakes!" (Hua . Who rescue those in the Triple Realm. 75. 60. 7. The response and the Way intertwine in silent penetration. 50 ARHATE "Although the person is in the dust. 48. 5. 55. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 39. 10. 70. 67. 434]. 108. 29. According and opposing. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. [187. visit www. 60. Mi Li Ju.VBS 61987) "We bow to those truly worthy. 81. and who are Worthy of Offerings. www. Line 26) 48 AKSOBHYĀ "The Unmoved Buddha Aksobhya! The Well Come One! The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. The heavenly demons are terrified. 4. 18. 49.VBS 4-1987) 66 E chu pi ye "In the east is the One of Unmoving Happy Light. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 74. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. The fierce Vajra protectors subdue heavenly demons. Da jr two 545.org . 92. 366. see lines 30. 65. 75. 22. 34. Ning Jye Li 544." (Hua . 70. and forever non-retreating. 364) "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.Shurangama-Mantra. 2. 94) 49 TATHĀGATĀYA 68 E la he di (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3. 363. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." (Hua . 21. 232. 61. 78.VBS 21987) 64 San myau san pu two ye 46 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA 65 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. 55. 15. 230. 54. see lines 1. 49. E Jya La. 51. 28.52. 362." (Hua . 83. 418) 47 NAMO BHAGAVATE (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. awaiting Page 42 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pan two pan two ni 552. 3. Nan 546. E La He Di. 38. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Refuge]. 96.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 59. 107. 214. 30. 39. 62. Be vigorous for the Dharma. in person or in a dream.VBS 5-1987) 67 Dwo two Chye dwo ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. Chr Two Ni. 53. Su Chye Dwo Ye.com or www. E na li 547.

" (Hua . Only hoping that they will hurry up and give rise to Bodhi. 105. Pan two pan two ni 552. To the sages and worthies of empty space and the Dharma Realm.VBS 8-1987) "All the Thus Come Ones of the ten directions and three periods of time. and lengthening life. E Jya La. 34. 28. 2.radiance light]. 108. 22. 60. They do not get tarnished by the dust." (Hua .VBS 9-1987) 71 Bi sha she ye (For Pe she she [visha . www. Pi la 549. 3. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 49. 232. 81. 75. 38. Not increasing or decreasing. 93. this line is pronounced as "Jyu lu bi liu li" 73 Bwo la pe La she ye (For Bwo la pe [Prabha -.poison] see lines 132. 55.52. one contemplates at ease. 514 -. They forever act as great bright lamps for living beings. 366. visit www. 4. And is perfectly adorned with all fine marks. 16. see lines 73. Pi she ti 548. 364) conditions to ripen. 61. 434]. one certifies to Thus Suchness. see lines 30.VBS 10-1987) 72 Jyu lu Fei ju li ye 53 GURU VAIDŪRYA In the Medicine Buddha Mantra. 15. 86." (Hua . 34. 181. 363. 106.VBS 111987) "Great indeed is Prajna. 230. 344) the dust.Ayurveda-Institute. 92. neither defiled nor pure. 65. E na li 547. 29. 10. Takes all those with conditions to the other side. eradicating disasters. Line 27) (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 51.org . 89 and 15. I wish that you will let fall your compassion and mercifully gather me in. 39.org For latest version. E La He Di. 368) 54 PRABHA RĀJĀYA "Medicine Master Thus Come One has a blue-colored light. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 75.BTTSonline. 418) 52 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. you see the Dharma King. 96. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 5.VBS 7-1987) 51 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA 69 San myau San pu two ye 70 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. 362. 53. 39. 107. Swo pe he 63.VBS 7-1987) "I offer my life to the One of Proper Enlightenment. Two li 551. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Mi Li Ju. 60. Nan 546. 86. [187. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. the God among gods. 214. Merit perfected and fruition full accomplishes the Great Way. Da jr two 545. 81. 7." (Hua . 84. 18. 237. Abiding with the Buddha in same room. Line 27) "Medicine Master Crystal Light in the east. 21. 175. Ba she la 550." (Hua . see lines 1. Planting flowers in a well.Refuge]. 49. 48. 54. Chr Two Ni. 17. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Increasing blessings.Shurangama-Mantra.do not confuse with Bi she she [Bhaisajya] in line 71) 53 BHAISAIJYA "The Lapis Lazuli Radiating Medicine Teaching Buddha Bhaisajya Tathagata!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 55. And guard the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas for millions of years. Unmoving in the Bodhimanda. As the bliss of still extinction is Page 43 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 70. When you say his name or bow reverently. 30. 68." (Hua . 70. the light of wisdom! It shines throughout the Dharma Realm as the King of the Nature.com or www. Appearing in lands like motes of dust to gather in creatures of all kinds. In their basic substance share the same identical Dharma Body. 65. 79. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ning Jye Li 544. Su Chye Dwo Ye.

One vastly cultivate offerings everywhere in lands like motes of dust. 94) 75 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. www. 60. see lines 50.com or www. 4. 39. hw many can offer up their conduct in accord with the teachings. 34. 59. Swo pe he (For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58. 81. 30. 108. seeking to enter with depth. see lines 30. 73.VBS 5-1988) "Sincere. not two. 105. 7.Shurangama-Mantra. Pan two pan two ni 552. 83. 17. 53. 65. 415) inevitably revealed. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 247. 21. From the summit of existence to the pit of nowhere. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 39. and revering their disciples. 67. We bow to all Thus Come One's disciples. 75. earnest. 362. Two li 551. 92. 400. 232. Pi la 549. The ittybitty creatures all get saved. 214.org .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.Refuge]. 62. 74. 18.VBS 4-1988) "Supreme light pervades everywhere. 22. 60. 60 ARHATE Page 44 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. by manifesting the Dharma Body. sincerer. 61. We bow to all 79 E la he di (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3. 29. 28. long tongues to break through confusion and distortion. 55. Da jr two 545. 230. 364) 76 San bu shr bi dwo Sa lyan nai la La she ye (For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58. And perfectly realize the Way of Enlightenment. 87. 3. 73. But. 51. On the day when the Six Perfections and Ten Thousand Conducts are complete. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi she ti 548. true in every thought. and more reverent still. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 86." (Hua . 10." (Hua . 247. 15.VBS 12-1987) 55 TATHĀGATĀYA "Praising the Thus Come Ones. 78. 67. Line 28) (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. see lines 1. Extending their vast. 70. 106. Ba she la 550." (Hua . 2. 48. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. You can cause the dead to return to life. 16. 363. One is solid and finely attuned to establishing merit and virtue. 77. 65. more reverent.Ayurveda-Institute." (Hua VBS 1-1988) "Replete with all wisdom and perfect enlightenment. E na li 547. 400." (Hua . Mi Li Ju. And bring forth the Bodhi heart to build the Bodhimanda." (Hua . 93. 49. 86.BTTSonline. E Jya La. 88. 96.VBS 31988) "‘Namo Sala Tree King Buddha'. and ten thousand demons won't make you retreat. One rejoices in merit and virtue. They speak sincere and actual words to awaken the deaf and blind. 49. 94) 59 TATHĀGATĀYA "Sincere. 434]. Line 28) "Sala is a Sanskrit word which means solid.VBS 2-1988) 74 Dwo two Chye dwo ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. 83. being even more diligent yet. 62. 107. 418) 56 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Give Praise to the Holy One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 59. 55. Turning to one. 88. 34. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 54. 77. 75. 38. see lines 50. 70. 74.VBS 4-1988) 78 Dwo two chye dwo ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. [187. 415) 57 SAMPUGHĪTĀ 77 58 SĀLENDRA RĀJĀYA "The Completely Empty Teacher of Caution who takes pity on those in Hell! The Well Come One! The Blessed One! The One with Perfect Universal Knowledge!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Ning Jye Li 544. 78. A thousand demons won't change you. 5. 366. Chr Two Ni.52. It means that no amount of troubles can disturb you. E La He Di. 87. visit www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Nan 546. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 81." (Hua .org For latest version. and sincerest! Reverent. Repenting of karmic obstacles and ever vigorous.

printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." (Hua VBS 111988) "One who meets the Bodhisattvas and Arhats of the 82 She ji ye mu nwo ye Dwo two chye dwo ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. But useless timber and thorns are only fit for the fire.VBS 9-1988) "Seeing the Buddha. (Hua VBS 11-1988) "The Heavenly Eye penetrates without obstruction.VBS 7-1988) "Bhagavan has six meaning and so it is not translated. 3. 22. A good cause brings a fine fruit. 3. Venerating the disciples. And are born from a lotus in ultimate bliss. the Heavenly Ear. the knowledge of past lives. With three bodies and four wisdoms and wonderful observation. 54. 434]. Ning Jye Li 544. Revere the Sangha. 49. 3. Two li 551. 51. 55. 10. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. The Great Perfect Mirror Wisdom. 108.BTTSonline. 214. Mi Li Ju. E La He Di. 89 and 15. 60. 81. 70. 364) those worthy and true In the family of living beings.org For latest version. 81. 2. 28. 366." (Hua .VBS 10-1988) "Born into noble station. The Great Perfect Mirror shines and equality is reached. 7. 61. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 96. 84. 75. 74. Pi she ti 548. the family of the Dharma King. [187. 5. E Jya La. 86. 94) 63 ÀAKYĀMUNAYE 83 64 TATHĀGATĀYA 84 E la he di (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3." (Hua VBS 11-1988) "The Six Penetrations are the Heavenly Eye. Chr Two Ni." (Hua VBS 6-1988) "Returning one's life to the Buddhas. 88. 60. 78. It illuminates the one substance underlying all diversity. 59.52. Swo pe he 63. 68." (Hua VBS 11-1988) San myau san pu 66 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA Page 45 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 53. 230. 67.Shurangama-Mantra. you'll certify to the wisdom-connection. 105. Filiality is the basis of establishing virtue. If one sees his form or hears his name one will ultimately transcend the common lot. visit www. 70. 65. The pure Dharma Body Vairochana Buddha.org . The Perfecting Wisdom." (Hua -. www." (Hua VBS 111988) 85 ARHATE 1. 30. One has five eyes. 48. 83. 65. 2. The wonderful enlightenment of the Thus Come One pervades the three thousand worlds. 55. 79. The Wisdom Eye understands true emptiness. one repays the teacher's kindness. and the penetration of the complete spirit. 17. The Flesh Eye sees obstructions and doesn't penetrate. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. see lines 30.Ayurveda-Institute. 84. The Dharma Eye contemplates the common. World Honored Ones of proper enlightenment. 92. 106. The Wonderful Observing Wisdom.VBS 8-1988) "In a forest of ten thousand trees there is bound to be a Big Grove. 21. 4. Line 29) (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. E na li 547. You should revere all worthy sages! With perfect merit and virtue.com or www. Good wood can support a big building. Da jr two 545. see lines 50. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 39. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 362. The foliage of the beam-trees lends shade to the clustered gems." (Hua .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The perfect Reward Body Nishyanda Buddha. 39. see lines 1. 75. 29. 344) 65 "1. 4. Free and at ease and auspicious he roams though the Dharma Realm. 68. and the Way arises of itself.Refuge]. 93. the penetration of the extinction of outflows. 15. the knowledge of others' thoughts. The Equality Nature Wisdom. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." (Hua . Ba she la 550. 79. Nan 546. 86. and nourish the root of faith. 49. 418) 62 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Give Praise to the Holy Ones!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 2. 34. 363. The compassionate and great awesome spirit of the Triple Jewel. 89 and 15. 18. the six penetrations and success in all one does. 62. 107. The myriad Transformation bodies of Shakyamuni Buddha. 63. 232. 344) 80 San myau san pu two ye 61 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA 81 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. Pan two pan two ni 552. Pi la 549. 38. 34. 16.

92. The worthy and true manifest the map to ultimate bliss.VBS 3-1989) "From nothing into something and back to nothing again. see lines 30. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 17. 247. 84. 93. 108. 434]. Line 29) "Jeweled Light. see lines 1. 67. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Swo pe he two ye 86 Na mwo Pe chye pe di (For Na mwo [Namo -. 59. 48. [187. Chr Two Ni. 94) 69 TATHĀGATĀYA 89 E la he di (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3. 28.com or www. Jewel Accumulation Buddha. E na li 547. 78. 39. 214. 415) 68 RATNA KETU RAJĀYA "Ratnaketuraja! The Two Thousand Precious Buddhas of the Future! The Well Come Ones! The Blessed Ones! The Ones with Perfect Universal Knowledge!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. The side-doors and left-handed ways are chastened and gathered in. are bright lamps in the dark and murky night. 49. E La He Di. 55. Jeweled Victory Thus Come One skillfully subdues the demons. 86. 362. 29. 87. 79. 70.VBS 2-1989) 88 Dwo two chye dwo ye (For Dwo two chye dwo ye [Tathagataya]. 60. 65. 22. The Thus Come One's disciples. Nan 546.org .Ayurveda-Institute. 55. 49. 65. 400. Pi la 549. 75. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 81. 68. 60." (Hua . 88." (Hua . Ning Jye Li 544.BTTSonline. 75. the Arhats. E Jya La.VBS 5-1989) Page 46 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." (Hua . 96. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 77. Al the King's hosts can do battle. 38. Is like a poor person who finds jewels or one who comes upon a lamp in the dark. 61. 230. Dharma. The lead living creatures to gain enlightenment. 364) 67 NAMO BHAGAVATE "Give Praise to the Holy Ones!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Pan two pan two ni 552. 62. 51. 5. and Sangha should be revered by all. 70.52. 16.VBS 12-1988) "Wisdom light shines on the world. And escape forever the turning wheel and the pit of desire and love. 21. 7. still extinction is bliss. 418) (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. and bow to all the hosts of the King's clan. 34. singlemindedly and sincerely. www." (Hua . 74. visit www.Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 105. 86. Mi Li Ju. 10. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 106. Ba she la 550. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." (Hua ." (Hua VBS 1-1989) 87 Lan dan na Ji du La she ye (For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58." (Hua . 89 and 15. 3. 18. 2. And certify to the great enlightenment of the Bhagavan. Two li 551. 39. 232. Da jr two 545.Refuge]. 34. 83.org For latest version. 344) 70 ARHATE "All activity is impermanent.VBS 4-1989) 90 San myau san pu two ye 71 SAMYAKSAMBUDDHĀYA "The eternally dwelling Triple Jewel: the Buddha.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 73. see lines 50. Pi she ti 548. 363. Spiritual powers and transformations awaken the stupid and dull. Line 29) liberated Sangha. Vastly cultivate offerings and always be vigorous. 63.VBS 4-1989) ". 107. 30. 54. Diligently we cultivate the Paramitas. When production and extinction are extinguished. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 4. characterized by still extinction. 81. Jeweled Banner. 366. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 53. 15.

59. Flying. Repay their kindness. 28. Pi la 549. see lines 50. but you can't just casually employ this Dharma." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 434]. 74 STATHĀGATOSNĪSĀM (For Sa dan two [statha]. 18. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hong." (Hua . Return to the root and go back to the source. 39.VBS 8-1989) "Reverently bow to the jeweled flower upon the Great Buddha's Summit. eradicate offense karma. 75. 60. These aren't things you can use as you feel like it. E La He Di. He he Su da na (Sudhana). 34. 10. Hu la. E na li 547. Nan. 366. 65. Vairochana is the lord who anoints the crown of one's head. see lines 1. 60. 62. 49. 364) 73 IMĀM BHAGAVATE 94 Sa dan two Chye du Shai ni shan (For Tathagata. Mo la mo la. 53. Ni ye two la.'" (Hua . 70. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 16. The supreme Vajra Master is the Buddha's transformation. 5. E he la. Pi she ti 548. Nan 546.VBS 7-1989) "The incomparable Dharma Treasury: the emptiness of self and dharmas. Two li 551.Ayurveda-Institute. visit www. Sa la wa ni. 92. Swo pe he.Refuge]. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." (Hua . Not only will you fail to get a response. walking. 3. 94. 65. Chr Two Ni. 55. see lines 30. 49. 34. 22. increase your blessings. Qie la qie la. 75. 70. 107. 191. 81. moisture.com or www. illumine the past and present." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Disaster Eradicating Section from Lines 91 to Lines 109 91 Di pyau 72 92 Na mwo Sa jye li dwo (For Na mwo [Namo -. Ju zhu ju zhu. Pan two pan two ni 552. swimming. 2. www. [187. 363. Bu ni di. 232. Mwo he syi two ye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.VBS 6-1989) "Di pyau means ‘bright light shining everywhere. Po mo nu. 105. 81. but you'll invite disaster upon yourself. 54.BTTSonline. 230. Have an audience with great sages in number like the Ganges' sands. The bright light shines everywhere. see lines 1. 4. If you can't control yourself. bringing the dead back to life. 38. 106. To the banners and canopies and to the host of other adornments.VBS 61989) "The hook grabs the hosts of creepy demons.org . Da jr two 545. you can't try to control the good spirits of the various divisions. 96. Sa wa he. Ning Jye Li 544. Comply with the great teaching to transform all creatures. So Po He. 7. they won't respect you. 214." (Hua . 48.Shurangama-Mantra. 86. 55. 30. or magic All enter the Lotus Land in the fields of ten 93 Yi tan Pe chye pe dwo (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 93. 108. E Jya La. 61. and 215) 74 STATHĀGATO SNISĀM Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Page 47 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." (Hua . use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 29. 21. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.52. 362. 51. 15. 418) 72 EBHYO "I am explaining this Hooking Dharma.VBS 6-1989) "With one heart return and worship. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 5. Clever expression of all dharma breaks through three poisons. Auspicious and venerated are the doctrines of the sages. Duo la ye ye. 86. growing creatures from wombs. drawing closer in the future. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la 550. Mi Li Ju. Hong. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 6-1989) NAMAH SKRTV "If you don't have enough virtuous practice. Swo pe he 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study.org For latest version. Swo pe he. 39. 17." (Hua .

VBS 2-1990) -1990) 97 Bwo la di 77 PRATYUNGĪRAM "Quickly step up to the other shore: you. Syi dan dwo Bwo da la [Sitatapatram). from their dim clouds the World Honored Ones. Sa dan dwo bwo da lan. 60. 173. 65. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Mi Li Ju. E na li 547. 51. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 78. 107.Shurangama-Mantra. Chr Two Ni.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 363.VBS 1-1990) 96 Na mwo A pe la shr dan (For Na mwo [Namo -." (Hua . Su Chye Dwo Ye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. It is the heart of this section. is the Heart of the Mantra. Seeking their certification to the Great Way's source.' These parasols and canopies cover and protect the ten thousand things. Sa dan dwo Bwo da la. Line 30) STĀTAPATRAM Jeweled Parasol Flower Canopy "San dan dwo means ‘jeweled parasol. 49. and Page 48 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 10. unconquerable. the Mahayana is proclaimed. see lines 6. Da jr two 545. Covered with ten thousand virtues. 55." (Hua . 4. 418) ".VBS 1-1990) This section beginning with line 91 and ends with line 108." (Hua . 83. me. nurturing those with potentials.Ayurveda-Institute. 34.org . 75. 96. visit www." (Hua . 434]. 94. 21. 105.org For latest version. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.BTTSonline. Pi la 549. Ning Jye Li 544. the Tathagatas of the Ten Million Thrones. [187.' Bwo da lan means ‘flowered canopy." (Hua . 70. 531) 75 "When we are in danger. His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices" 75 SITĀTAPATRAM "This mantra. Nan 546.Refuge]. see lines 95. 7. Sa dan dwo Be di li. send down their protective White Canopy of Purity. if we give praise to these Highest Ones.VBS 9-1989) 95 Sa dan dwo Bwo da lan (For San dan dwo Bwo da lan. 54. E Jya La. And for quick attainment of the supremacy of the God among gods. 48. 108. 74. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 3. 61. Ba she la 550. Their aid and protection in the realization of samadhi. Two li 551. As. www. 16. 366.VBS 76 NAMO APARAJITAM Astanga Samgraha Ci 2/155 "Help me quickly gain that invincible. 5. 86. Swo pe he 67. 81. 30. The Heart of All Mantras subdues the demon-hordes.com or www.' That refers to realizing Buddhahood." (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 533) Cultivation. E La He Di.VBS 2-1990) 77 PRATYUDGIRAM "I bow to the holy worthies in the present assembly. 216. thousand Buddhas.88.52. 106. 53. 370. 17. see lines 1. 2. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 94) (For Buddha Shai ni shan [Ushnisha]." (Hua . 38. 22.VBS 1-1990) "There are jeweled parasols and flowered canopies of Vairochana Buddha. and incomparable fruition that makes one a ‘God among gods. 192. 365. 92. Pan two pan two ni 552. Pi she ti 548. 232. 39. 29. 15. so they all attain fulfillment and take their places in the scheme of things. 28." (Hua . Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 18. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. one obtains independence.

395. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. They just think it over and decide to change from evil and go towards the good. 397." (Hua . the Buddhas' Summit. he's as capable as Xiang Yu.BTTSonline." (Hua VBS 4-1990) "When you blow the Dharma conch. 109. 202. 107. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. but one's vows have no end. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 534) 98 Yang chi la 77 YUNGĪRAM "This hateful energy may cause you to run intro calamities or get various kinds of weird illnesses.VBS 4-1990) Source: Bremer Thangka. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Nan 546. 389. E na li 547.ghost grasps]. 403. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." (Hua . 106." (Hua -. 2. www. E Jya La.jpg 99 Sa la pe For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. Two li 551. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 4-1990) them! All living beings go to their true home.org .' or ‘lineage. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pan two pan two ni 552. see 7.com or www. 399. Swo pe he (For Bwo la di Yang chi la or Bwo la dyan or Bwo la ding yang Yi chi li or Bwo la jang chi or Bwo lai jang chi lan [Pratyungiram or Pratyungire]. One vastly saves conscious creatures so they leave the bog of pain. Strong enough to move mountains.VBS 5-1990) "With the root-line of the Great Vehicle. 78 SARVA SARVA "Representing the Buddha to proclaim and teach all creatures. 392. Ava-Mdl14a-VajraPani. see 99. 112. Chr Two Ni. see 100.org For latest version. 98. 482. Until all ascend the other shore of profound Prajna. 221. Pi la 549. and Then roam at ease with happiness that knows no boundaries. 217. 388. visit www. Jye la he means ‘line. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. It isn't that you force them to. 415. 510. Maha Prajna enlightens all with sentience. Ba she la 550. leave the pain of sickness behind. With Page 49 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 387. These occur because hateful demons create them. [Bhuta graha .VBS 3-1990) 10 0 Bwo dwo Jye la he (For Bwo dwo Jye la he. go back to the source. 108. 320. see lines 97. 456) 78 BHŪTA GRAHA "Bwo dwo refers to ‘summit. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." (Hua . Mi Li Ju. gain to the ultimate. Empty space may come to an end. 398.Ayurveda-Institute. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 386. 502. 128.' ‘Root line' refers to 78 BHŪTA GRAHA "Great Body and Self-born are the ghost king's names. 255. 412." (Hua . 394. E La He Di.' as in the Great Buddha's Summit. Cause all living creatures to ascend the other shore. Return to the root. Pi she ti 548. 3. the hateful demons naturally lose their hatred. 4. Da jr two 545. either. 277. All the secret hosts of magical spirits Protect and uphold the proper Dharma so it long dwells in the world. 391. 396. Vajrapani Bodhisattva always wields his Vajra pestle. 385.Shurangama-Mantra.VBS 3-1990) "Blow the great Dharma conch and beat the Dharma drum! Smash and subdue hateful demons. 105.

" (Hua . Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 541) 80 PARAVIDYĀ "In investigating the Shurangama Mantra. As head of the assembly.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 165.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.VBS 5-1990: p. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi two ye." (Hua . 105. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 2. 3. visit www. first of all. E La He Di. Da jr two 545. It hooks and summons the heavenly demons and those of outside ways. Together entering the Vairochana nature and certifying to non-production.'" (Hua . he skillfully transforms." (See line 255. Swo pe he those with this disposition. E Jya La. you have to be unselfish.VBS 61990) "The straight mind is the Bodhimanda. see 108. you will quickly attain an accomplishment. 7 KARĪM 10 3 Ba la bi di ye (For Pi di ye. Perfecting non-retreat. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.a straight and proper mind of impartiality. Vidya [universally enlightening]. he displays awesome spirit.BTTSonline." (Hua . 537. Ning Jye Li 544. E na li 547. directs us to True Suchness. Certifying to proper and equal enlightenment. Pi she ti 548." (Hua . Contemplating and illuminating Real Mark. Pan two pan two ni 552. Those with patience and vigor are in the line to Sagehood. he makes Buddha-plans." (Hua ." (Hua . 108. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Chr Two Ni. 198. for jye li [Karim]. Nor should you have the thought of self-benefit. there is lotus after lotus.com or www. 103. then in your study of the Shurangama Mantra. and tames and subdues them. 410. 121. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 127." (Hua VBS 6-1990) "For the sake of others. 124. Those with thought and those without thought are all crossed over.VBS 6-1990) NOTE: Do not.VBS 6-1990) "This section of the Mantra is primarily concerned with the Dharma of Hooking and Summoning.ushnisha) with the same pronunciation on lines 255 and 456 which refer to "Ghost Grasps. confuse this line Bwo dwo Jye la he (meaning the Buddha's crown chakra -summit -. You should have an unselfish mind with great regard for public benefit -. In transformation cities do not stop.org .VBS 7-1990) "Those of Great Seed dispositions among the five vehicles. 4. 12) "Prajna's wondrous wisdom is the fruit of Bodhi. you should have a mind of selfsacrifice. reach the treasure trove.Ayurveda-Institute. Pi la 549. Nan 546. 107. Sporting multiple heads and multiple feet. Rank as leaders and transform the crowds of sentient beings. Ba she la 550. one understands substance and function.VBS 7-1990) 10 2 Jye jya la he ni For Jye jya la he ni [Karim]. VBS 3-2003) Ni jye la he 79 NIGRAHĀ _ "Ni means ‘leader. 404." 10 1 miraculous spiritual powers. Mi Li Ju. 399. 278-358. Two li 551.VBS 61990) "Leader of the Three Vehicles.VBS 6-1990) Page 50 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. www." (Hua . printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. see 102. 106. 249.Shurangama-Mantra. Your thought should be one of universally crossing over all living beings. draws them to this Way-Place. see 23. If you're able to bring forth this type of mind. their fruition comes to ripen.

Pi she ti 548. 242. "Supreme is the great compassion of the heart-seal language. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 108. 106. Casting out accidental death and melting disasters and obstacles. In the Western Lotus Division is a host of spirits. joy. This refers to the Tathagata Kulaya and corresponds with line "Stopping other evil mantras and magic.VBS 7-1990) This line is allied with line 49: Na mwo Pe chye pe di (Namo Bhagavate) and 50: Dwo two chye dwo Jyu la ye (Tathagata Kulaya -.) and line 170 of Vairochana. www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E Jya La. the first of which is the Avalokiteshvara Great Compassion Bodhisattva AsYou-Will Heart-Mantra. Ning Jye Li 544. Su Chye Dwo Ye. see lines 105.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ba she la 550. Nan 546.com or www. Da jr two 545. 105. 107. giving. Two li 551.Vairochana. E La He Di. and 10 5 E jye la (For e jya la. This pure light is even more luck still!" (Hua .org . the Supreme Compassion Heart- Page 51 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Mi Li Ju. 3. Saving all from the karma of hate and suffering. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Buddha Division of the Center of Shakyamuni -.BTTSonline.Shurangama-Mantra. Pan two pan two ni 552. e jya la [akala]." (Hua VBS 7-1990) Lines 104 108 are the Five Hearts and are most important to memorize and chant 5x BEFORE eating ANY food or drink at any time.org For latest version. Swo pe he 10 4 Chr two ni 80 CCHEDANA "The next five lines of the Mantra belong to the Five Great Mantra Hearts. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Add to that kindness. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. visit www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.Ayurveda-Institute. 519) 81 AKĀLĀ Untimely "Line 105 is the second of the Five Great Heart Mantras. E na li 547. Chr Two Ni. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 4. 2. rending the demons' nets. Pi la 549.

The seventh is falling from a steep cliff. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. they believe in the deviant and hold perverse views which lead them in the end to an untimely death and rebirth in the hells. 105. yet there is no doctor. Swo pe he In the Medicine Master Buddha Sutra. They consult divination or oracles." Here is the list of the 9 Kinds of Untimely Death from Medicine Master Buddha Sutra: Ananda asked. 520) 81 MRTYU Death "Carrying mountains. one will encounter no more sufferings or adversities through his entire life. They call upon wang liang ghosts to protect them. or externalists and goblin-like teachers who recklessly predict fortune or misfortune.org .org For latest version. pervading empty space. • • • • • • The second untimely death is to be executed by order of the federal law. The ninth is dying from hunger and thirst. where it is difficult for them to get out. "There may be living beings who fall sick. The Vajras in the East subdue the demon troops. www.Ayurveda-Institute.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The third is. 107. 4. As a consequence.VBS 8-1990) renunciation (equanimity).VBS 9-1990) This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Ba she la Jyu la ye (Namo Vajra Kulaya -. visit www. see lines 106. their efforts are to no avail. brandishing pestles.Amitabha). or the ghosts of flying corpses. Mantra. • • Some of them believe in worldly deviant demons. And its ingenious wonderful function rivals the work of creation. they die an untimely death which could very well have been avoided. 106. Although they wish to prolong this life. Bwo Li Dan La Ye." (Hua . wine. Ning Jye Li 544. 10 6 Mi li ju (For mi li ju. they kill and sacrifice various kinds of creatures.BTTSonline. Pi she ti 548. After hearing this kind of wild tale. did you not hear the Tathagata say that there are nine kinds of untimely deaths? That is why I exhort you to make lifeprolonging banners and lamps and to cultivate all kinds of blessings and virtues. Da jr two 545. by indulging in hunting. such people become fearful and disturbed. mi li du [mrtyu]. 3. or no one to take care of them. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 108. voodoo. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. and debauchery.Lotus Division of the West of Limitless Light Buddha -. The sixth is to be devoured by wild beasts.com or www. The fourth is to be burned by fire. Ba she la 550. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. one is waylaid by nonhumans which rob him of his essence (ojas or jing-qi) and lifebreath (prana). In order to propitiate the spirits. Although the illness is not serious. E La He Di. Mi Li Ju. There are also innumerable other kinds which cannot all be told here." (Hua . Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Being ignorant and confused. E na li 547. This is the first untimely death. Chr Two Ni.Shurangama-Mantra." (Hua . lust.VBS 8-1990) This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Be tou mwo Jyu la ye (Namo Padma Kulaya -. Two li 551. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and they can no longer maintain a proper frame of mind. The eighth is being destroyed by poison. or they meet a doctor who prescribes the wrong medicine. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Nan 546. The fifth is to be drowned by water. "What are the nine kinds of untimely death?" The Bodhisattva Who Rescues and Liberates said. Pi la 549. no medicine. "Greatly Virtuous One. thus bringing misfortunes upon themselves.Diamond Division of the East of Medicine Master Buddha -Akshobhya) "The As-You-Will pearl is wonderful and inconceivable. 2. E Jya La. Pan two pan two ni 552. "The Bodhisattva Who Rescues and Liberates answered. frolicking. This refers to the secret Heart-Seal Dharma. Eighty-for thousand of them constantly protect And cause the practitioner to enter the Great Center. Because of this cultivation of blessings. 243. These are the nine kinds of untimely deaths generally spoken of by the Tathagata. In the Southern Division of 10 7 Bwo li dan la ye 82 PRAÀAMANA Page 52 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. it is said. evil mantras.

for jye li [Karim]. 482. it bestows fearlessness. Da jr two 545. 2. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 82 KARĪM 10 9 Sa la pe For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit].BTTSonline. the Vajra Heart. Hong. "Dispelling hatred." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Page 53 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. see 7. line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye (Namo Garja Kulaya -. Ni ye two la." (Hua . Mwo he syi two ye. So Po He. 396. 392. He he Su da na (Sudhana). one rejoices in harmony. 105. E he la. 403. 397.com or www.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 388. Wisdom and proper samadhi take precepts as their root. Nan. Mo la mo la. 109. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Nan 546. one is revered by people and gods. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 389. Hu la. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Pi la 549. Swo pe he. The Five Great Heart Mantras are unfathomably wonderful. 399. Sa la wa ni. 394. releasing resentment. 386. 106. Mi Li Ju. 391. Po mo nu. Hong. 83 SARVA 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Ning Jye Li 544. things reveal their original shape. Ju zhu ju zhu. see 102. 398. 127. Performing Dharma. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 320.Jewel Division of the South of Jeweled Birth Buddha -Ratnasambhava) "Most supreme. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. When the Heart Mantra is received and upheld. Chr Two Ni. Pan two pan two ni 552.org . Wars forever cease and things return to peace. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." (Hua .VBS 11-1990) This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di [Umapati]. E Jya La. 3. With great enlightenment. All bonds and fetters melt away. 128.VBS 101990) This line is allied with line 53: Na mwo Mwo ni Jyu la ye (Namo Mani Kulaya -. see 99. Li Mei and Wang Liang ghosts are drawn by its magnetic power. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Wheel-turning Honored One in the Northern Accomplishment Division. 387. 395. Sa wa Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 277. 121. and line 184 Jye na. Duo la ye ye. 108. E La He Di. 107. Bu ni di. E na li 547.VBS 12-1990) 10 8 Ning jye li For Jye jya la he ni [Karim].Ayurveda-Institute. 112.org For latest version. 510. 4. www. Ba she la 550. 385. Swo pe he Transformation Birth.Shurangama-Mantra. visit www. Pi she ti 548. Swo pe he. 124. 169 Pe jye la dwo nwo. 202. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 502. Qie la qie la." (Hua . Two li 551.Karma Division of the North of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha -Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva). see 108. 221.

Pi la 549. 389. 502. 394. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 128. E La He Di. see 7. It wipes out heat and affliction.Ayurveda-Institute. 482. 221. 396.VBS 1-1991) "Most supreme liberation is the Dharma Jewel. The Dharma Assembly is adorned in the Buddha-Recitation Hall. 392. Ba she la 550. Nan 546. 112. 320. Chr Two Ni.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.VBS 2-1991: p. 106. poisonous venom.org For latest version. and quits being upside-down" (Hua . 108. spells.com or www. Shining through the past. 395. With it one transcends all suffering and difficulty. 403. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. purifying the supreme Bodhimanda. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Swo pe he he. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi she ti 548. E na li 547." (Hua . and all deviant magic -. Mantras. 391. 388. so one gains peace and joy. 4. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Two li 551." (Hua . 202.BTTSonline. 105. And the real truth -. 385. 84 SARVA "Tying up the boundaries. www. Mi Li Ju. 3. Ning Jye Li 544.Shurangama-Mantra. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. E Jya La. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 387. see 99.VBS 3-1991: p.org . 397. 399.All of this cannot harm one's person. Quickly certifies to Bodhi. 14) "It dispels suffering and danger.principle and doctrine -. glorifying the present and extremely rare. We speak in praise of the Superior wheel which forever turns. 107. Da jr two 545. 14) Page 54 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 2. so one gains clarity and calm. Pan two pan two ni 552. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 398.which breaks through the vast wilderness. 386. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." 11 0 Pan two nwo 83 BANDHANA 11 1 Mu cha ni 84 MUKSANA 11 2 Sa la pe For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 109. 510. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. visit www. 277.

Putting down common emotions. Ba she la 550. This is Prajna -. 11 6 Fa la ni Great Wisdom "Wisdom and stupidity are not two marks. 2. Wa dz la. Pi la 549. Returning to the root.com or www.org . Afflictions turn into Bodhi. 105. Nan. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. 106. Returning to the source involves curing our own faults. E na li 547.VBS 4-1991: p. One contemplates at ease. listen) "Appearing to be good. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. afflictions and other views Cover the nature's brightness." (Hua . That way." The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of Kana. who transforms and benefits all heavenly beings to refrain from harming humans with disasters and calamities. Man cha la. no defying. Swo pe he 11 3 Tu shai ja 84 DUSTA 11 4 Tu shi fa (For Tu syi fa [dusvapna . appearing to be evil.Shurangama-Mantra. Hung pan ja. Mi Li Ju. Nan 546.VBS 6-1991) Chinda chinda (Listen. Two li 551. Bodhisattvas and externalists are basically one Page 55 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 130) 85 DUSVAPNA _ Eradicates bad dreams 11 5 Bwo na ni 85 NIVARANĪM 39) (37) Shr Nwo Shr Nwo GREAT WISDOM: "For great wisdom. Pi she ti 548." (Hua . Pan two pan two ni 552." Great Wisdom "Obstacles. Chr Two Ni.sleep] see lines 114. Wei sa pu la. revealing the proper. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.‘arrived at the other shore'. it glorifies the Great Teaching. he subdues our natures." (Hua . Revealing what was hidden. 13) "It eradicates bad dreams and inauspiciousness.VBS 5-1991) "Shariputra was foremost in wisdom. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di. From eightythousand hair pores the hair-mark light pores forth. With unobstructed eloquence he fulfilled his great aspiration. going back to the source. Su Chye Dwo Ye." (p. Now complying. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 45) 37. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 4. www. Shr Nwo Shr Nwo This phrase is translated into "great wisdom and magnificent vows. 107. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Da jr two 545. transformed into clarity and coolness.BTTSonline. Ning Jye Li 544. 108. E Jya La. One gains a lamp in the darkness. our maha prajna wisdom gets brighter by day and by night. Nwo la ge cha. A leader in the assembly and certified to True Suchness. he gathers in all beings. visit www. use the Jeweled Mirror Prajna Mantra 20 (37): "Shr nwo shr nwo. 3. Buddhahood is quickly attained. the Mara general in the heaven.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Destroying the deviant.

Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 108. Nan 546. 406) 86 CATURA _ 11 8 Shr di nan 86 ÀITĪNĀM 11 9 Jye la he 87 GRAHĀ suchness. www. Hong. be solid and unretreating.BTTSonline. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ju zhu ju zhu. 107. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Ba she la 550. dispeller of disasters. 222) 87 SAHASRĀNAM Sahasra means "1.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. as one rejects the common. see lines 27." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 12 0 Swo he sa la rau she (For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa la [Sahasra -.VBS 10-1992) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study.000]. But the Enlightened One is completely awake and leaves the spoken word. The Foremost Shurangama Dharma is incomparable in the world. So Po He.000" in Sanskrit. 210. Nan. 12 Pi dwo beng 88 VIDHVAM SANA KARĪM Be sure to type in pages 49 "In the land that must be borne. Pi la 549. Devadatta was a true dharma protector.VBS 71991) "Our enemies among people become loved ones in the Buddhas' lands. These good and faithful ones who take refuge in the Triple Jewel form a Dharma Assembly that is made auspicious by the Mahasattvas. 120. Po mo nu. 4. Two li 551. Mo la mo la. Swo pe he 11 7 Je du la (For je du lu . Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Qie la qie la. bestower of great joy." (Hua .VBS 11-1991) "Leveling obstacles and hardships or enforcing Page 56 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.chatur [means the numeral 4]." (Hua . 219. Mwo he syi two ye. Common folks discriminate various dharmas. Da jr two 545. and meshes with true understanding. ascends to Sagehood. Hu la. All are led to return and rely. 2. or else the end up in chains. see 117. 106. E he la." (Hua . Pi she ti 548. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye.com or www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. The Knowing One saves us from sinking beneath the wheel.VBS 9-1991) "The host of spirit troops guard a thousand worlds. Swo pe he. Sa wa he." (Hua .VBS 8-1991) "Doors to liberation. The clans of gods together go toward the good. 207. 3. Bu ni di. Their fierceness overwhelms and scares the ghosts and demons. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Sa la wa ni." (Hua . The weird ones and their crowd all run the other way. 325.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. visit www.Shurangama-Mantra." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Chr Two Ni. 105. Mi Li Ju.1.org . Pan two pan two ni 552. Subduing hatred we are not defiled by the dust.org For latest version. Ning Jye Li 544. All obstacles ultimately end in enlightenment. 220. Ni ye two la. E Jya La. Hong. Swo pe he. E La He Di. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Duo la ye ye. Su Chye Dwo Ye.

Ning Jye Li 544. bliss. 4. 127." (Hua . Pan two pan two ni 552. 89 discipline.org For latest version. Two li 551. visit www.VBS 1-1992) "Chains. Mi Li Ju. Spirits from a thousand worlds denounce demonic threats As all are caused to submit and bow to the one ‘Able to Be Humane. Makes everything as-you-will and auspicious too. And certify to the permanence. 3. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Su Chye Dwo Ye. see 108. Their Vajras' brilliant light shines on heaven and earth As with one Hand they can switch around the sun. disasters and difficulties. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.'" (Hua VBS 12-1991) "Protecting the precepts. 127." (Shasta Abbey: p. and protecting the Sangharama.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. see 102. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. see 108. Merit and virtue must be lofty indeed and spiritual penetrations mighty. Nan 546. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Chr Two Ni. for jye li [Karim]. Saving beings from danger. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Pi she ti 548. 124. Pi la 549. 121. Da jr two 545. Swo pe he 1 Swo na Jye li For Jye jya la he ni [Karim]. Bringing forth a courageous vigorous heart. and purity of Nirvana. and 50 -.BTTSonline. locks. one seeks Bodhi. 105. E na li 547. 12 4 Bwo la sa two na Jye li For Jye jya la he ni [Karim].VBS 2-1992) 12 2 E shai ja bing She di nan ASTABIM ÀATĪNĀM 12 3 Na cha cha dan la rau she 90 NAKSATRĀNĀM "Free us . 2. 121. 108. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 60) Purify the eight and twenty mansions wherein the Moon of our Original Nature abides. E Jya La. for jye li [Karim]. The Jeweled Palm and Jeweled Fist topple the demon troops. see 102. one reaches the other shore.awesome guidelines from Master Hua on Mantra efficacy. 106." (Hua . E La He Di. obtain freedom and ease. They gather them in for a visit to the Dharma King. and blazing purple light Indicate the great Vajra presence of the Power-Knights. 91 PRASADANA KARĪM "Single-mindedly cultivating the Wonderful Dharma. www.Ayurveda-Institute. protecting the Dharma.VBS 5-1992) Page 57 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.Shurangama-Mantra. 124. moon and stars.com or www. true self. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. So all accomplish the foremost wonder." (Hua ." (Hua VBS 3-1992) 12 5 E shai ja nan 92 ASTANAM It makes sense that this line is pronounced in modern Sanskrit as "Hastanam" meaning hand." (Hua . 107. 12 6 Mwo he Jye la he rau she 93 MAHĀ GRAHĀNĀM "The Vajra Jeweled Hand has deep Dharma power. Ba she la 550.VBS 4-1992) "The Protecting Spirits of the five directions ad a host of commanders and troops Use the Great Vehicle seed-nature to manifest heir awesome magic. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.org . When with body and mind one actually practices then in ever aspect one is real. Their limitless colored lights illumine the great thousand worlds.

E na li 547. 105.VBS 111992) "Reverent and kindly. see 99. 320. 385. Mi Li Ju." (Hua . see 102. cold. www. 112. dispelling the multitudes' suffering death. 3. Ju zhu ju zhu. Hu la. Duo la ye ye. Swo pe he 12 7 Pi dwo beng Sa na Jye li For Jye jya la he ni [Karim]. 121. see 7. Da jr two 545. Qie la qie la. 388.VBS 6-1992) The key Healing Section starts at line 128 and ends at line 145 Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 391.sleep] see lines 114. 109. 124.Ayurveda-Institute.VBS 10-1992) "Vajra Leading Lords control the angry demons. SARVA ÀATRU 12 9 Ni pe la rau she 95 NIVARANĪM 13 0 13 1 Hu lan Tu syi fa (For Tu syi fa [dusvapna . 127. Illnesses due to wind.the true agata. Dispensing with the deviant in support of the proper. 389. 398. Two li 551. With reprimands of many sorts they quell the creeps and goblins. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ning Jye Li 544. see 108. visit www." (Hua . Nan 546.BTTSonline. 221. 386. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. He he Su da na (Sudhana). 94 VIDHVAM SANA KARIM 94 VIDHVAM SANAKARI "Smashing through those out to harm. 106. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 9) "Empty space and wonderful medicine cure the demonic plagues. for jye li [Karim]. wielding their staves. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Mo la mo la. 510. hold. Inauspiciousness is gone and one knows only peace. 403. Those who inflict harm on beings are caught in their trap. 2. they insure peacefulness. 12 8 Sa pe She du luix For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. that all quietly follow.org . It can remove the hardships of sickness. 397. So awesome are the heavenly spirits. heat. 502. 387. 394. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Hong.' On sicknesses connected with water it has a strange effect.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 395. 202. read.poison] see 97 VISA _ VISA'SARAPRA Medicine Buddha Mantra Bhaisajya or Page 58 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 482. 396. Ba she la 550. E La He Di." (Hua . Pan two pan two ni 552. How great are these magic phrases -. and recite this line and the dead can come back to life. birth. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 399.com or www.org For latest version. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Po mo nu. one is rescued from illnesses." (Hua VBS 12-1992) "The water spirit's name is ‘wonderful without end. Transmit. In AsYou-Will splendid joy." "With all good Dharmas one eradicates evils. the fill the universe. Pi she ti 548." Chant 3x 95 I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi In modern Sanskrit. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. So Po He. 108. Pi la 549. In doing this the Vajra Spirit Generals fight to be first.Shurangama-Mantra. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 107. 130) 96 GURĀM DUSVAPNANĀM _ 96 GURĀM DRASVAPNANĀM Nan je na She ni 96 CANĀ ÀARNĪM CANĀ ' SARNI 13 2 Pe sha she (For Pe she she [visha .VBS 11-1992: p. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 277. Hong. As to all the fiery poisons which infect and make plagues. 128. "sarva" means "all. E Jya La. and death." (Hua . Chr Two Ni. 4. 392. And eradicate all disasters as if they were dust.

Su Chye Dwo Ye. Two li 551." (Hua . Moonlight Bodhisattva rescues us Page 59 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 237.Shurangama-Mantra." (Hua VBS 4-1993) 13 3 Syi dan la (For Syi dan la. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Hong.BTTSonline. Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la. He he Su da na (Sudhana). 3." (Hua .VBS 6-1993) 13 6 E bwo la shr dwo Jyu la 99 APARAJITĀ GURĀ 13 7 Mwo he Bwo la 100 Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. the Earth rent. debility. plagues are caused by a whole slew of ghosts. 106. 515) 98 AGNI _ 13 5 Wu two jya la rau she 98 UDAKA UTRĀNĪM "It casts out watery poisons and cures rheumatism. scabies. Upholding the Mantra one eradicates then all -. Obesity.VBS 5-1993) "Compassionate Clan. E na li 547. E La He Di. 2. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. and She sa dwo la [shastra]. Adorns te Sagely Assembly as well as protecting it. Brave and Bold. Chr Two Ni. 4. Mi Li Ju. 105. 107. Pi la 549. Po mo nu. E Jya La. Nan 546. Afflictions and hatred disappear without a trace. dryness.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 421. So one is refreshed by sweet dew and gets a new lease on life. Paralysis. Ju zhu ju zhu. visit www. He cures all ills and infectious diseases related to those calamities. Seasonal contagious diseases are put to an end. see lines 133. Pi she ti 548.com or www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.VBS 2-1993) "The earth spirit "Solid Maintainer" protects the Saha World. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Invincible." 97 moisture. Da jr two 545. Ning Jye Li 544. 235.swo pe he! (Swaha = swallow [the mantra medicine]) (HuaSC v3:64-65) (Hua . ulcers of kidneys and intestines.org . Hong. and fire are cured. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la 550. When the mountains are toppled. Hu la.Ayurveda-Institute.org For latest version. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Mo la mo la. Swo pe he lines 132. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. and many disasters descend. ringworm. www.VBS 3-1993) "The fire spirit vowed to eradicate fiery poisons And do away with all feverish diseases. With a capacity like empty space that includes everything. Cures contagious diseases. 238) ÀASTRA 13 4 E ji ni (For E chi ni [agni] see lines 134." Chant 3x MAHĀ BALA CANDA I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 100 MAHĀ CANA PRACANNI "The one with the great Mind of the Way saves all in the Saha world." (Hua . other skin diseases And all such pain is transformed into auspicious prognostications. 108. swellings. So Po He. plagues. 514 -. "Most diseases are caused by demonic ghosts. The Heart Mantra casts out the multitude of illnesses. Pan two pan two ni 552.do not confuse with Bi she she [Bhaisajya] in line 71) "visha" meaning poison.

and the hordes of hungry ghosts As well as animals ad hell-beings. E La He Di. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 8-1993) Shurangama Sutra continued: "The Buddha asks about perfect penetration. see lines 140. a pure light shines. Two li 551. He said that people with too much desire turn into a raging mass of fire. Pan two pan two ni 552. There was a Buddha in the world named King of Emptiness. 14 0 Mwo he Shwei dwo She pe la (For Shwei dwo [Sweta . and said to the Buddha. they used the name ‘fire-head." (HuaSC v3:75) ". Rescuing all beings everywhere with no rest day or night. 95-97 tells the enlightenment cultivation method of Fire Head Vajra: "Ucchushma came before the Buddha. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. I produced a blazing brilliance and ascended to enlightenment. 107. Pi la 549. Mi Li Ju. I made a great vow that when each of the Buddhas accomplishes the way. 105. Volume 5." (Hua . asuras. humans.BTTSonline. Nan 546. 178) 103 MAHĀ SVETĀM JVALA 14 1 Mwo he Ba la Pan two la 104 MAHĀ BALĀ PANDARAVASINĪM "With a capacity so vast it encompasses the Storehouse of Emptiness. 2. visit www. 106. Upon gods. put his palms together." MAHĀ SUETĀM JVALA Refers to White Robes Guan Yin never resting in her saving of living beings. Transformations without end come from wonderful spiritual powers. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. He taught me to contemplate the coolness and warmth throughout my entire body.' (huo tou jin gang) "From the strength of the fire-light samadhi. Chr Two Ni. until it became unobstructed and penetrating and all my outflows were consumed. I used attentive contemplation of the effects of heat in my body and mind. As a model of comportment for the assembly. This is the foremost method.VBS 10-1993) "Contemplating the light of self-mastery is the Venerable One in White. Swo pe he Jan chr 13 8 Mwo he Dye dwo 101 MAHĀ DĪTĀM The Shurangama Sutra.org For latest version. 4." (HuaSC v3:70-71) (Hua VBS 7-1993) "Fire Head Vajra. Transformations without end come from wonderful spiritual powers. Ba she la 550." (Hua . www. when any of the Buddhas summoned me.Ayurveda-Institute. he detects good and evil. After that.org .white]. Helping us escape rebirth and the sea of pain. he practices True Dharma. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. the Great General. Su Chye Dwo Ye. "maha" means "great" and "tejas" or "tejam" meas "fire" or implies "pure light" or "clear light.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. bowed at the Buddha’s feet. Da jr two 545. E na li 547. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Shurangama-Mantra. With Four Vast Vows he even tries to deliver all the demons. With a pure mind stopped desire and left the red dust. 3.' MAHĀ DĪPTĀM Shurangama Sutra continued: “A spiritual light coalesced inside and transformed my thoughts of excessive lust into the fire of wisdom. pp." from the river of love." (Hua VBS 9-1993) "Contemplating the light of self-mastery is the Venerable One in White. 'I can still remember how many kalpas ago I was filled with excessive greed and desire. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. All the Dharma Realms are contained and fused within him.com or www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. He is always fearful lest some being fall into the pits of fire. 158. Rescuing all beings everywhere with no rest day or Page 60 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 108. Holding to proper thought." 13 9 Mwo he Di she 102 MAHĀ TEJAM Similar to Agni MAHĀ TEJAM In modern Sanskrit. E Jya La. Pi she ti 548. I will be a powerful knight and in person subdue the demons’ hatred. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. I accomplished Arhatship..

VBS 4-1994) Page 61 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." (Hua . He is always fearful lest some being fall into the pits of fire. Sa la wa ni. Nan 546. Ba she la 550.BTTSonline. Sa wa he. E Jya La. E he la. visit www. Swo pe he night.VBS 1-1994) "Supreme is the vaidurya light of the Dharma Prince.org For latest version. Pi she ti 548." (HuaSC v3:82-86) (Hua . 4. Chr Two Ni." (Hua . So Po He. Mwo he syi two ye. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Qie la qie la. Medicine King. For Shen Neng all this manifested as clearly as day. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. he knew the bitter and hot. Two li 551. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 105." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na." (Hua . delighted.Ayurveda-Institute. Nan. E La He Di. see lines 143. Hong. With wisdom and eloquence he resolves difficult questions And skillfully teaches and transforms all with sentience. ‘This is true vigor!' With no attachment to anything he pervades the ten directions. Everyone is elated and experiences bondless joy. Inner and outer both clearly visible." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 14 2 Pe shi ni 14 3 E li ye dwo la (For E li ye dwo la [Arya Tara].The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 2. Bu ni di. Duo la ye ye. Hu la. Swo pe he.VBS 3-1994) "All illnesses are deftly cured by the King of Physicians. At the time of Dragon Light King Buddha he was a Fourth Ground official. Da jr two 545. Upholding-the-Earth Bodhisattva acts as a certifier. Pan two pan two ni 552. Translucent. 3. Po mo nu. Hong. Mi Li Ju." (HuaSC v3:81-82) (Hua . answers the multitude of queries. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Swo pe he." (Shasta Abbey: p. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. emits bright light. 107.org . 108. www. He burned his body as an offering to the Buddha. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 106. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. transparent Medicine King tasted the herbs himself. Pi la 549. Ju zhu ju zhu. 159) 105 ARYA TĀRĀ ". with Medicine Superior. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 11-1993) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study.Shurangama-Mantra. 61) 14 4 Pi li jyu jr 106 BHRKUTIM 106 BHRKUTI (Vikruti of Ayurveda) 14 5 Shr pe Pi she ye 107 CEVA VIJAYA 107 JIVA CEVAJAM "Victorious Army. Mo la mo la. Ning Jye Li 544. They minutely dissect each section down to the finest hair.VBS 12-1993) "The sagely ones thrash it out at a question-andanswer session. E na li 547.com or www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ni ye two la. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.

San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 408. 549.VBS 8-1994) "Their vajra pestles cut off the demonic obstacles that arise from desire. 146. 152. 354. Mo la mo la. Hong. see lines 52.BTTSonline. Po mo nu. Hong. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 3. As they set up the Dharma banner to save living beings. 107. 149. Ju zhu ju zhu. Hu la.org .VBS 9-1994) Page 62 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Bwo Li Dan La Ye." (Hua . 146." (Hua . use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 106.org For latest version. Mi Li Ju. Swo pe he 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Accomplishing the mark of virtue while eradicating evil habits.Ayurveda-Institute. 408. He mindfully protects and save them from all sickness. 552) 108 VAJRA MALETI 108 VAJRA MALCETI 14 7 Pi she lu dwo 109 VIÀRŪTĀM 109 VISTRŪTAM 14 8 Bwo teng Wang jya (For padma [lotus] see 51. 177. the Vajra Host. 108. So they cast out demonic obstructions and sever desire and pride. Sa la wa ni. Chr Two Ni. Swo pe he." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Vairochana Buddha. 164." (Hua . Who take refuge with the Proper Teaching and follow his lead in practice. Pan two pan two ni 552. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Shurangama-Mantra. 552) 111 VAJRA JIHVA CAH 111 VAJRA JIHVA CAH 15 0 Mwo la jr pe 112 MALA CEVĀ 112 MALA CEVĀ "The spirits of the Vajra Realm. Ni ye two la. 152. showing rare talent. www. Duo la ye ye. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 7-1994) "Pitying the suffering beings. For the sake of saving us all acts as an iron Arhat. 354. 175. He subdues all deviant and strange demons. Pi la 549. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 148) 110 PADMA KMAM 110 PADMA YONICA 14 9 Ba she la Jr he nwo e Je (For Ba she la [Vajra]. As in the giant furnace true essence is smelted. 'Not empty work' and 'great joy' are the meanings of this phrase. So they get rid of Ch'an samadhi's traces and was off confusion's dust. 164. Nan 546. So Po He." (Hua . 549. 162. 414. visit www. World Honored' is the name of a protecting spirit. see lines 52. E Jya La. Mwo he syi two ye. The spirits of the Crown-Anointing Division always protect and guard you. 4. Referring to the spirits who save creatures from the sea of suffering. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Swo pe he. 149. Pi she ti 548. Topple demons and externalist ways. protecting the virtuous.VBS 6-1994) "'Buddha. Nan. Sa wa he. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 2. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E na li 547. E he la. he is resolved to maintain an equilibrium. 161.VBS 5-1994) "Transformation in movement and stillness turns from evil to the good. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.com or www. one of the five divisions. 177. Guarding the Way. 161. Ba she la 550. Two li 551." (Hua ." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 14 6 Ba she la Mwo li di (For Ba she la [Vajra]. E La He Di. Bu ni di. he helps them escape. 162. 414. 175. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Qie la qie la. Da jr two 545.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 105.

Wa dz la. Wei la ye." (p. Ba she la 550. 108. The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of Bodhisattva Empty Body who leads millions of heavenly army to transform and ferry over limitless living beings. 105. Although one is fated to die. Da jr two 545. Pi la 549. Mi Li Ju. This vajra indestructible body is forever free and at ease.Ayurveda-Institute. one can return to life!" (Hua . 106." (p. "With the miraculous. As his heavenly eye contemplates. he reveals things great and small. they are not far away from the Buddha and they are sure to see the Buddha in the future. If living beings are always mindful of Buddha. Jyu Lu Jyu Lu Jye Meng This phrase is translated into "adorned merit and virtue"." Mashi Maha hridayam "Responding to those who are ready. use the Red Lotus Rakta Padma Hasta Mantra 25 (70): "Bwo two mwo jye syi two ye. One may ascend to the jeweled lotuses in the pure lands of the ten directions. Dharani Sutra: p. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org . Ning Jye Li 544. Sa wa he. Dharani Sutra: p. 2. 35) 27. "With the white-hued.org For latest version. Bodhisattvas go looking for some work. Jr li jr li. And you'll be reborn there in a finger-snap.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. provisional and real. Su Chye Dwo Ye. he appears in boundless bodies. Mwo Syi Mwo Syi Li Two Yun This phrase is translated into "the heart of lotus flower at great ease" The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of Buddha Amitabha who vows to be reborn together in the land of ultimate bliss at the end of life. Nan 546. Pi she ti 548. White. With the Blue. Pan two pan two ni 552. the Dharma of liberation." Kuru Kuru karmam Mighty celestial general "My body and mind are empty. Bestowing predictions of full enlightenment on all beings. Nan. With awesome spirit. We meet the Buddhas of the ten directions. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. you can contemplate with ease. 112 PARĀJITĀM White Lotus Hand: 29) (27) Jyu Lu Jyu Lu Jye Meng "For all kinds of merit and virtue. Nan. 107. 311) Padma hastaya (Lotus in the hand) "Having nothing to do." "The joys of the heavens surpass those of humankind. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E La He Di. without waiting around. Hung pan ja. As they sit on exquisite lotuses. Ultimate Bliss is reached through nine kinds of rebirth on three levels. the Dharma. Chr Two Ni." (Venerable Master Hua Verse. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. When the flower blooms. Wa dz la. One's good merit and excellent virtue are boundlessly great. A mighty celestial general leads his celestial troops. 34) 26. Patrolling in many lands. Sa la sa la. "Mindful of the Buddha. white light of the White Lotus. Bu la pan two. and Purple ones. their brilliant light radiates. www. And never again descend into the homes of six paths. Two li 551. 4. his heavenly ear listens. Wa dz la jya la. the world is empty too. punishing transgressions precisely with no mistake. They perfect Nirvana that is certified 112 PRĀJITAH Blue Lotus Hand: 28) (26) Mwo Syi Mwo Syi Li Two Yun HEAL REBIRTH: "For rebirth in the pure lands of the ten directions. Fwo La She Ye This phrase is translated into "elephant teaching" which means the "lofty elephant prince with an enlightened heart" The portrait shows the appearance of Buddha Amitabha. and the holy Sangha." Pré saya "Contemplating Sounds' teacher is the Host. Hung pan ja.BTTSonline. But only maintain this Red Lotus Hand. use the White Lotus Punya Hasta Mantra 18 (27): "Jye meng. Swo pe he 15 1 Bwo la jr dwo Red Lotus Hand: 72) (70) Bwo Two Mwo Jye Syi Two Ye "For rebirth in all heavenly palaces. Between the vow for heavenly birth and its fulfillment lie many difficulties. Shang jye li. the Buddha appears.Shurangama-Mantra. The Mahayana is expressed in the flowing water and blowing wind.com or www. they investigate good and evil as they roam. Amitabha Buddha." (Venerable Master Hua Verse. If one diligently cultivates and practices this Hand and Eye. use the Blue Lotus Nila Padma Hasta Netram Mantra 19 (26): "Li two yun. Whose forty-eight vows transform the Saha world. How can one "Invincible wisdom smashes the demonic hordes. 307) Page 63 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. We attain Bodhi quickly. E Jya La. Rewarding merit. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 48) 40. visit www. Nan.VBS 10-1994) Purple Lotus Hand: 42) (40) Fwo La She Ye "For meeting the Buddhas of the ten directions. inconceivable Purple Lotus Flower." (p. Sa wa he. use the Purple Lotus Hasta Mantra 21 (40): "Fwo la she ye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Nan. 3. E na li 547.

Pan two pan two ni 552. 2. E Jya La. 4. that person Page 64 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. as it passes through his or her ear faculty. If a man or woman hears this Buddha's name. Two li 551. 105." (p. 305) worry about not arriving at the home of Dharma King?" (Venerable Master Hua Verse. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Chr Two Ni.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ba she la 550.org . Bwo Two Mwo Jye Syi Two Ye This phrase is translated into "red lotus or accomplishment by virtuous victory". The portrait shows the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of Bodhisattva Efficacious Incense who holds an incense-burner in the shape of a Shu Yi (as your will) to support and protect human beings. E na li 547.Ayurveda-Institute. Ning Jye Li 544. Nan 546. 108. Mi Li Ju. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Coming and going freely in the space of an instant. 78) perfecting the fruit of enlightenment. 107.Shurangama-Mantra. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. www. Pi she ti 548. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 304) 70. Dharani Sutra: p. Swo pe he to be without residue. Da jr two 545.BTTSonline. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. The Earth Store Sutra states: "Furthermore. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Pi la 549. in the past. 3.org For latest version. a Buddha named Padma Victory Thus Come One appeared in the world. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di.com or www. Dharani Sutra: p. visit www." (Venerable Master Hua Verse. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 106.

The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of Bodhisattva Jeweled Banner who makes seal with one hand and holds a gold fork with other hand to benefit and ferry over living beings. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 161. 354. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. He awakens beings to do every kind of good deed And not to fall into the boundless sea of suffering. 4.com or www. Hung pan ja. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Chr Two Ni.org . Su Chye Dwo Ye. Di Li Shai Ni Nwo This phrase is translated into "Vajra solid and sharp". 106. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. it protects the Proper Dharma. he chants this mantra.Ayurveda-Institute. 408. one lives a millions years. 2. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. 113 VAJRA DANDI "The Vajra Jeweled Sword's energy can fill up the heavens." Hence. 108. He can quell multitudes of demons and subdue mountains and rivers. 175. Mi Li Ju. Ning Jye Li 544.BTTSonline. Slicing weird creatures. 177. dispelling the deviant. E La He Di. Du wei ning. How much more will this be true if he or she sincerely recites the name of that Thus Come One." (p. With the Liberation of No-Birth. 152. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. see lines 52.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 107. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. To the ends of the vertical expanse. visit www. 549. Wielding an iron spear. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 162. Da jr two 545." (Hua . www. 58) 50." Di shr di re. it encompassed the universe. 146. E Jya La." 15 2 Ba she la Shan chr (For Ba she la [Vajra]. 3. one can chant 5x "Om Namo Padma Vijaya Tathagata Swaha. Du ti swo two ye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Swo pe he will be reborn one thousand times in the six desires heavens. 414. 105. 149. Pi la 549. 164. Nan 546.Shurangama-Mantra. 15 3 Pi she la je 114 VIÀALACA 114 VI'SALACA "The heavenly spirit is a power-knight with great awesome virtue. to the bounds of the horizon. Nan. Pan two pan two ni 552.VBS 11-1994) Dharsinina "Wearing a necklace of human skulls. 552) 113 VAJRA DANDI Jeweled Sword Subdue Bhuta Hasta Mantra 4 (50): "Di li shai ni nwo. The five grains Page 65 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548.org For latest version. he makes his rounds day and night.

he first issues a warning. Unlucky events become joyous occasions as High above. moon.org For latest version. visit www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.VBS 3-1995: p." (Hua . samadhi. see lines 143. Da jr two 545. 159) 118 ARYA TĀRĀ "Great Moon of Nirvana! Great Purifier of Sins! Great Cause of Forbearance! Great Guardian Against Injury! Great Hearer of the Cries of the World: Noble and Compassionate Tara! To whom it is given to watch over 118 ARYA TĀRĀ grow in abundance and people are all happy. 3. Two li 551. Ba she la 550. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. but they don't reciprocate. shines a lucky star and among people on every face is a smile." (Hua . If you respect others. 105.VBS 12-1994) "The power-knight of genius puts accidents to rest.com or www. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 1-1995) "Being taught.VBS 12-1994) "Hooking with good words. take a look at your kindness. and wisdom and store up a treasury of wisdom." (Hua .BTTSonline. and thy don't draw near to you. and seek the answer inside. Water. www. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Mahaprajna will naturally appear!" (Hua . the four intermediate directions. Mahaprajna paramita!" (Hua . Mi Li Ju. the clever and dull alike Increase in benefit. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. wars. Turn the light to illumine within.VBS 3-1995) "In the palaces of sun. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. The moon palace where Chang-e resides is like a cool and clear canopy. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. so that even wastelands of wilderness become productive. they sow and till. The response and the Way intertwine. and guided. transformed.VBS 2-1995) "If you cherish others. In both according and opposing states. 106. Pi she ti 548.white]. 2. The white-robed Holy One saves the flocks of confused beings. E La He Di. not thinking of the harvest. opened up. and stars. your reverence is not yet true. With one mind. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. and the four boundlessnesses. 158. armies. They diligently cultivate precepts. E na li 547.Shurangama-Mantra.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Chr Two Ni. Pi la 549. don't confuse this with God." (Hua . Pan two pan two ni 552. Those who follow his orders find their offenses pardoned.VBS 4-1995) "The God of Sunlight illuminates the universe of a billion worlds -. If one can change from the deviant and cultivate the proper path.org . E Jya La. the gods dwell. fire. 4. 107. Swo pe he 15 4 Shan dwo she 115 ÀANTĀ 115 'SANTĀ 15 5 Pi ti pe 115 VAIDEHA 115 VAIDE 15 6 Bu shr dwo 115 PUJITĀH 115 HAPUJITĀH 15 7 Su mwo Lu bwo 116 SAUMI RUPĀ 116 SOMARUPĀ 15 8 Mwo he shwei dwo (For Shwei dwo [Sweta .Ayurveda-Institute. 10) Page 66 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. and thieves are banished.The four cardinal points. Nan 546. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 108. The four seasons are in accord and humaneness and kindness prevail. remain unmoving. 178) 117 MAHĀ ÀVETA 117 MAHĀ SUETĀM 15 9 E li ye Dwo lax (For E li ye dwo la [Arya Tara]. With twenty-eight constellations attending to the front and back. see lines 140." (Hua .

The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." (Hua . so they can realize the Great Way. and constellations emit farreaching light.VBS 6-1995) "Faced with those vajra-like triumphantly-armored beings. 106. and peace and prosperity abound. 177. see lines 52. 162. 152.Ayurveda-Institute. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 414. Pi la 549. until it's hard to escape from it.BTTSonline. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 408. so even their traces are cut off. Nan 546. it's hard to keep one's eye's open." (Hua . ghosts. 408. 146. 354. 161. 549. E La He Di. The Heavenly Mother's merit and virtue is amassed in Prajna. 408. 4. one draws near to virtue. Pan two pan two ni 552." (Hua . In a kshana. 149.VBS 9-1995) "The gigantic vajra hand has five wheeled fingers. Ba she la 550. 108. 549. Swo pe he us. moon. Near and far the weird energies must all hide away. It protects and supports sentient beings. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 414. vertically pervades. they can distinguish good and evil. Line 36) 16 0 Mwo he Pe la E bwo la 119 MAHĀ BALĀH APĀRĀ 119 MAHĀ VALĀH APARA 16 1 Ba she la Shang jye la Jr pe (For Ba she la [Vajra].com or www. 149. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 175. 146. According to their wishes. 354. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Which horizontally spans. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.VBS 8-1995) 16 2 Ba she la Jyu mwo li (For Ba she la [Vajra]." (Hua VBS 7-1995) "The Vajra Pure Youths are heaven-true. Without even thinking. To send the demons. 149. 152. 161. they illuminate the minds of living beings. 164. see lines 52.Shurangama-Mantra. visit www.VBS 8-1995: p. 161. They smash the flocks of deviant ones. their vows are fulfilled as they go forward on the path. Pi she ti 548. 105. 177. 177. The five grains are abundant. The Vajra Rakshasas transform the Saha World. Two li 551. Da jr two 545. 16 3 Jyu lan two li 122 KULANDHARĪ 16 4 Ba she la He sa dwo je (For Ba she la [Vajra]. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 164. Line 37) 120 VAJRA 'SAKĀLĀ CEVAH "Sun. 164. Line 38) Kaumari means Pure Youth in Sanskrit. 354. 549. 175. 552) 123 VAJRA HASTĀCA "The Diamond-Thunderbolt Samadhi that causes the Living Devi to be sent down from the Heights of Heaven! Great "Far apart from bondage. 162. Ning Jye Li 544. 2. 552) 121 VAJRA KAUMĀRIH "The Diamond-Thunderbolt Great Utterance of the Fully Accomplished Mind for the Removing of Wickedness!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 10) Page 67 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Mi Li Ju. Adorning the Bodhimanda so it becomes supreme. Extremely virtuous the are indeed! Their magnificent power is without end. see lines 52. 162. E Jya La. 152. 3. 107." (Hua . E na li 547. 146. Chr Two Ni. 414. The God Universal Fragrance need but issue a command. and who is our sworn protector!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. they pervasively roam throughout the three thousand realms. 552) 120 VAJRA SANKALA CEVAH "The Diamond-Thunderbolt Garland that pours down on ordinary men!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. In one thought. Su Chye Dwo Ye. and goblins running every which way. stars. 175.org .org For latest version. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. www.

getting things done. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.VBS 11-1995: p.VBS 9-1995: p. 541) 124 VIDYA 16 6 Chyan je nwo 124 KĀMCANA 16 7 Mwo li jya 124 MALIKAH 16 8 Ku su mu 125 KUSUMBHA _ Guan Yin is Avalokiteshvara. 399. Wheelturning Honored One in the Northern Accomplishment Division. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 108. line 108 Ning jye li and line.org . Shi Chi is Mahasthamaprapta Great Strength Bodhisattva. Recording merits and offenses. Day and night." (Hua . Amita Buddha is te Dharma Host.com or www. always on the alert. Accomplishment in the Bodhimanda takes virtue as its neighbor. E Jya La. in the Karma Division. Pi two ye." (Hua ." (Hua . Then turn the boat of compassion around and save the suffering masses. Karmic retribution. Line 39) 16 5 Pi di yexi (For Pi di ye.VBS 2-1996) "When the crooked mind goes straight.VBS 3-1996) This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di [Umapati]. 105. clean. 410. one is revered by people and gods.org For latest version. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. teach and transform them so they stay far away from defilement. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Su Chye Dwo Ye.VBS 101995) "The heavenly kings of three lights have many in their retinue. and line 184 Jye na. Mi Li Ju. Vidya [universally enlightening]. free. E La He Di. Great and powerful vajra beings get rid of all traces of filth. see 23. visit www. Da jr two 545. Ning Jye Li 544. "This refers to Accomplishment Buddha (Amoghasiddhi) in the Northern Karmavachana Division. Their princes and retinues are regal and imposing. Two li 551. Page 68 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.Shurangama-Mantra. is never off by a hair. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E na li 547. www. Performing Dharma. 10) "The Four Great Heavenly Kings protect the proper rules. Wisdom and proper samadhi take precepts as their root. Ba she la 550. 103.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye (Namo Garja Kulaya -. 3. The Youth Water Light renews himself each day. the are patrolling. Swo pe he Emancipating and Nobly Compassionate Tara! The Great Guardian Against Damnation. Clear. in the three realms. for good or evil. Vigorously go forward and ascend the other shore. With great enlightenment." (Hua . With skillful speech. Nan 546. 249.VBS 11-1990) "Universally enlighten all living beings in the world. 2." (Garja Kulaya) (Hua VBS 3-1996) "Working for the Dharma. 165. 537. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." (Hua . without a speck of dust. 404. In the north the Host of Sages protects and upholds one.Ayurveda-Institute. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. good and evil. the Vajra Heart. pure. Pi la 549. 4. 278-358.Karma Division of the North of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha -Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva)." (Hua . 10) "Moonlight shines on the hearts of living beings everywhere. For iron-faced 16 9 Pe jye la Dwo nwo 125 RANA CEVA "Most supreme. the sun of paramita shines." (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 106. Upon the will-o'-the-wisp. Pi she ti 548. Protecting and upholding practitioners so they can escape the river of love. 198. Chr Two Ni. Bodhisattvas Guan Yin and Shih Chih are or closest relatives.BTTSonline. one's WayMind is true. 107. Great Compassion Bodhisattva. Pan two pan two ni 552. The members of Earth Store's clan are many.

) The Five Turbidities are: 1.Vairochana." (Hua VBS 5-1996) Namo Nila kantha Vairochana Buddha (Hail the Blue Necked One) "Clear.VBS 6-1996) "The mark of the crowns. 141. ascend the boat of compassion.org For latest version. Two li 551. 108. 94. the flesh cowl. Pan two pan two ni 552." (Hua . 2. Proclaiming infinite and many-layered meanings Of Vairochana Buddha's sweet-dew nectar. 106. 105. 127. On thousand-petalled lotuses sit the Dharma Kings." (Hua . Ning Jye Li 544. the Great Lords to smile.VBS 5-1996) "Limitless is the light and purity of all the Thus Come Ones.Shurangama-Mantra. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. See through it and put it down. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 173. has a hundred jeweled lights. Su Chye Dwo Ye.Buddha Division of the Center of Shakyamuni -. www.VBS 7-1996) 17 1 Ju li yexii 127 KUDARTHO_ 17 2 Ye la tu 17 3 Shai ni shan (For Buddha Shai ni shan [Ushnisha]. 107." (Hua . 4. 533) SNĪSA (see lines 2. 412) Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation. the Turbidity of Lifespans.com or www. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. We can climb up onto the other shore and reach paramita. 4. Chr Two Ni. E La He Di.BTTSonline. Ba she la 550. pure Dharmabody Vairochana Buddha Rescues vast numbers of beings here in the Saha world. E na li 547. One forever leaves the traps of the Five Turbidities. 20 of Master Hua's Great Compassion Mantra Commentary pink colored book . 2. 216. see lines 6. Too bad we can't see the wonderful marks on the crowns of Buddhas' heads Which cause the Bodhisattvas . Ba she la bang ni pan 553." (p. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. so they return to Proper Dharma. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Nan 546. Pi she ti 548. His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices" Page 69 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Chuang-Tsu hit the pan and realized the Great Way. E Jya La. Those in the region of the Hosts of Heavenly Kings protect the Lotus Platform.VBS 4-1996) "The most superior. 192.org . the Turbidity of the Kalpas (time). 3. All the classes of beings are entirely contains within. visit www. supreme birth. the Turbidity of Views." (Hua . see lines 40 and 50) 126 VAIROCANA 12) (12) Na mwo Nwo La Jin Chr This line is allied with line 49: Na mwo Pe chye pe di (Namo Bhagavate) and 50: Dwo two chye dwo Jyu la ye (Tathagata Kulaya -.Ayurveda-Institute. Rapid thunder and violent wind speak by transformation. Da jr two 545. Mi Li Ju. complete with the power of Dharma.Excepted from 1976 Dharani Sutra Commentary) "The many lights shine upon those of great awesome virtue. Pi la 549. Developing Vajra-like rock-solid tough physiques. the Turbidity of Afflictions. 165. 3. the Turbidity of Living Beings. 5. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." (Hua .VBS 5-1986) 17 0 Pi lu je na (For the Tathagata Family [Tathagata Kulaya]. Conquering those of outside ways.74. Swo pe he and unselfish is the Old King Yama.

408." (Hua . 4. The arisings of thoughts. 'Nishyanda' translates as 'Light Illuminating Everywhere. 152. 38) (For Ba she la [Vajra]. 146. 414. 164. and strife is put to an end. 178) 131 ÀVETA 131 SUETA 17 9 Jya mwo la 131 KAMALA 131 CAKA MALA Page 70 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.VBS 12-1996) " 179: Jya Mwo La: "Upon the lotus flower throne is the Great Dharma King. Those to the east. 3.VBS 101996) VAJRA TUNDĪCA "Light Illumining Everywhere Nishyanda fills three thousand realms. Su Chye Dwo Ye. shines on all dark shadows. 108. Pi la 549. The heavenly demons and those of outside ways run far away.VBS 8-1996) "The Vajra Treasury Kings practice the awesome art of subduing. 106. E na li 547. the turn the Dharma Wheel. Mi Li Ju. There suddenly appear demons and suddenly Buddhas. the ghosts and spirits rely on the Triple Jewel. Subdued. 105.org .BTTSonline. Ning Jye Li 544. Since stubborn living beings are hard to tame. With merit and virtue and wonderful wisdom. The sounds are awesome and farreaching. Chr Two Ni.' and also as 'Filling with Purity. With happy minds and sincere submission. Sentient beings become farremoved from being upside-down. 158. By subduing or accepting. west. Without the mark of speech. 354.VBS 101996) "When those in the Vajra Assembly hold aloft mountains and brandish pestles. day and night!" (Hua VBS 11-1996) 178: Shwei Dwo Je: "The white color and white light of the white lotus flower Shines on heaven. 549. 549. 152. see lines 52.Ayurveda-Institute. see lines 73. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 146. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. and north guard the Middle One. Two li 551. 408. seas roar. 161. All the 17 5 Ba she la Jya na jya Bwo la pe (For Bwo la pe [Prabha -. 161. the moving of minds. E La He Di. 107. www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Pan two pan two ni 552. Nan 546. 149. they transform those in the turbid 'endured' world. E Jya La. 164. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 552) 129 VAJRA KANAKA PRABHĀ 17 6 Lu she na 130 LOCANAH 17 7 Ba she la Dwun jr je (For Ba she la [Vajra]." (HuaSC v4:50-51) (Hua .org For latest version. 175.Shurangama-Mantra. How awesome the virtue of these Vajra beings! How busy are they. Ba she la 550. visit www. see lines 140. 181. 162. 354. see lines 52. 414. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 177. So all enter Nirvana. 149. 552) 130 VAJRA TUNDICA 130 17 8 Shwei dwo je (For Shwei dwo [Sweta . Mountains tremble.white]. they enlighten sentient beings. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.'" (Hua . printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 175." (Hua . being rely on Proper Dharma. 162. 177. appear on the tip of a hair. 2. Extinguishing all the habits amassed and smashing through the darkness. south. Pi she ti 548." (Hua VBS 9-1996) 130 LOCANAH "Lu she na is referring to Nishyanda Buddha.radiance light]. Swo pe he 17 4 Pi je lan pe Mwo ni je 128 VIJRMBHA MĀNACA "Rakshasa ghosts and spirits may be good or evil. 175. shines on earth.com or www. Da jr two 545.

107. wondrous beyond compare. being born as a hungry ghost.VBS 3-1997) See related Lines 36. 35.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. being born in the northern continent of Uttarakuru. 107 ITE GATE "The three disasters are those of wind. 35 Water Narayana Bhaisajya Guru. So beings can escape the harm of the three disasters and eight difficulties. 4. the citizens secure. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pan two pan two ni 552. 3." (HuaSC v4:51-54) ". Ba she la bang ni pan 553. being born as an animal. 105. (Hua . So that the evil must fall. 2. Swo pe he 18 0 Cha che shr 132 'SA'SI 132 KSA 'SASI 18 1 Bwo la pe (For Bwo la pe [Prabha -." (Hua VBS 3-1997) "Liberated.com or www. E La He Di." (Hua . printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. The wondrous universal accomplishment of the Great Way Place. 53." (Hua VBS 4-1997) MUDRA "Mu two la is 'wisdom-seal'" according to Master Hua. being born in the hells. being blind. with five Buddhas' lights. light naturally comes forth. 6." (Hua . being born either before or after a Buddha. And all can cultivate together and become certified in Bodhi's Hall. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi la 549. 368) 132 PRABHĀ 132 PRABHĀ "The watch over the Southern Production of Jewels Division. With sincere seeking.VBS 4-1997) 18 3 Mu two la 134 MUDRA 134 "The wisdom of the Seal Samadhi is the King of concentrations. water and fire. 181." (Hua . www. 3. being born in the Heaven of Long Life. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.VBS 5-1997) 18 2 Yi di yi di 133 ITYETE 133 Boundary-protecting Spirits apply increasing effort. Pi she ti 548. Each upholding banners and jeweled canopies. Two li 551.BTTSonline. Their bright light shines afar. 2.Shurangama-Mantra. "With awesome virtue they manifest as Great Knights. deaf. visit www.radiance light]. E Jya La. 106." (see related Lines 32. and 34 respectively -. and Diligent Bodhisattva guards the ten directions.VBS 1-1997). Mi Li Ju. Ba she la 550. 175. or mute. 4. they guard the southern boundary.32 Wind Umapati Amoghasiddhi. see lines 73. 34 Fire Saheyaya Amitabha Eight Difficulties "The eight difficulties are: 1. Ning Jye Li 544. 7. 5. Da jr two 545. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Vigorous. They teach and guide living beings so the cultivate Enlightenment's Way.org . Protecting and patrolling. In the five directions are the Five Divisions. E na li 547. Su Chye Dwo Ye. possessing worldly intelligence and argumentative skill. 108." (Hua . hence it is a Mudra or spiritual gesture.Ayurveda-Institute." (Hua . Then the world will be peaceful. and the good can ascend. Chr Two Ni. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 5- Page 71 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Nan 546.VBS 2-1997) "Power Knights as many as Ganges sands manifest large bodies.org For latest version. and 8. The hearts of all living beings are replete with it. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. And all mount the boat of the perfect Dharma.

' 'doing what shold be done. Ba she la 550. 106. stealing. Da jr two 545. mouth. 108. Two li 551. Pi she ti 548.VBS 71997) Page 72 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. One holds precepts purely and strictly. www.the four evil of the mouth -. To cover one's mistakes only aggravates them. Relying on the teaching to cultivate. Swo pe he 18 4 Jye na 134 GANAH "Je na means 'Dharma of enactment.com or www." (Hua . Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 2. things that are defiled and not pure. All look up to him. then their offenses increase and get deeper and thicker day-byday." (Hua . "Seeking certification to repentance of body. 3. 213. double-tongued speech.Shurangama-Mantra. 'When faults are changed. Loose speech means to speak in ways that delude or defile others.' and 'karma vachana. If they do not. Protecting the Northern Karmavachana Division. until one is like the full moon. saying things that are not in accord with principle.then one's mouth karma will be pure. Swo pi La chan.VBS 7-1997) "If one can get rid of greed. nor should there be any thoughts of these three evil deeds in your mind. Spiritual light protects the Northern Realm.Karma Division of the North of Jeweled Accomplishment Buddha -Amoghasiddhi Buddha and Earth Store Bodhisattva). Repenting of faults show that people who have created offenses realize they should change. 107.org . Then in an instant one gains a response and leaps across the Ten Grounds. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Chr Two Ni. a person can truly become one of great wisdom. Once that is done. and mind." (Hua . Ning Jye Li 544. and stupidity in one's mind." (Hua ." (Hua . They watch over karma vachana matters such as repentances. It is also said. or lying -. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. All can see them. you will be practicing the conduct of a great hero. 203. 361) 135 SARVE RAKSAM "The line. If wit one's mouth one doesn't abuse people.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.BTTSonline.are they pure?" (Hua . there should be no killing. mouth and mind . Nan 546. E na li 547. 252. E Jya La. concludes this section on seeking certification.VBS 6-1997) 1997) "Dharma of enactment and doing what should be done make one's wisdom abundant. Pan two pan two ni 552. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.' Repent in front of the Assembly or a Good Knowing Advisor (Kaliyanamitra). the disappear.VBS 6-1997) 134 GANAH "If you can repent. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Ayurveda-Institute. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. There are spirits in the Northern Karma Division.org For latest version. 'The faults of the superior person are like eclipses in the sun and moon." (Hua . line 108 Ning jye li and line. Su Chye Dwo Ye. line 54 Na mwo Chye she Jyu la ye (Namo Garja Kulaya -. or sexual misconduct. Even such efficacious Dharmas as the Great Compassion Mantra or the Shurangama Mantra won't be magical if you three karmas are not pure. 105. In seeking certification turn the light around and look at your body.' which all refer to repentance and reform.VBS 7-1997) 135 SARVE RAKSAM "If you repent of offenses of the body. there is no decreasing or increasing.VBS 7-1997) 18 5 Swo pi La chan (For He la cha swo & La chan [Rakshasa ghosts] see lines 185. The three karmas become pure and flawless. and line 169 Pe jye la dwo nwo." (Hua .VBS 6-1997) "From repentance and reform one gains abundant wisdom. E La He Di. 4. the Vajra Store Bodhisattvas carry on this work. hatred. Vajra Vairochana manifests from the mind.VBS 6-1997) This line is allied with line 32 Wu mwo Bwo di [Umapati]. Do what should be done. engage in loose speech. Pi la 549. then one's mind karma will become pure. perform the karma vachana of formally repenting. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. When he changes for the better. Spiritual light protects the Northern Realm. Mi Li Ju. So the ancients said. visit www.

Da jr two 545. 18." (Hua . 70. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. returning me to the Path of Discipline!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Mantra Recitation) "A seal of approval certifies what I do. Hong. Hu la." (Hua . The same goes for hot.com or www. 81.52. and are always vigorous. they have a chance to make amends. World Honored Ones. Nan. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pan two pan two ni 552. 434]. uphold. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Jywe fan du. Two li 551. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Po mo nu. So they cast aside the deviant. we reach Nirvana. 418) 137 MAMA INSONA MAMĀ SYĀ "Vairocana's Diamond Thunderbolt that overcomes the threats of Mara! This cleansing light shines from the Buddha Vairocana and His Voice calls out. Without increasing anything or decreasing anything." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 53. salty -. 363. have great compassion. 55. Line 44) 178 MAMA INSONA MAMĀ SYĀ "Vairochana's Diamond Thunderbolt that overcomes the threats of Mara! This cleansing light shines from the Buddha Vairochana and His Voice calls out. Qie la qie la. 5. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 75. 30. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. transform those in the universe. they speak the Buddha Dharma so you understand that the world is impermanent.VBS 8-1997) 136 KURDHVANTU "This line. [187. E he la. Ning Jye Li 544.'" (Hua VBS 8-1997) "The Buddhas. If you like candy. 39. 232. Pi la 549.Ayurveda-Institute. return to the proper." (Hua VBS 8-1997) 18 7 Yin tu na Mwo mwo Sye (See lines 187." (Hua ." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi "When we chant the Shurangama Mantra. 3. Chr Two Ni. www.VBS 10-1997: p.org For latest version.BTTSonline. Ju zhu ju zhu. Mi Li Ju. Bu ni di. Because at last they realize that in the future. 10. 434) (For Na mwo [Namo -.VBS 4-2001) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. when you are really happy. 17. 29.' 'World Honored One. Reveal the teaching by bringing benefit and joy. It could never be expressed in words. Sa wa he. bitter. 60. Duo la ye ye. Whatever Dharma deeds we do will be done to ultimate perfection.Shurangama-Mantra. E La He Di. E na li 547. they save beings from the turning wheel. 38.org . E Jya La. means 'Buddha. 48. Ba she la 550. 21. Then. the power and the merit and virtue generated cannot be described in words. 105. Time once wasted is hard to get back again. Respectfully follow precepts. I shall carefully cultivate the Sagely Way. 232. they give you a little candy. Sa la wa ni. 51. With expedient provisional means. 96.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and guard the pure rules. Ni ye two la. 107. Hong. be silently mindful. 28. Swo pe he. 54. Nan 546. From now on. So Po He. 366. 92. 49.Refuge]. 16. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. see lines 1. keep thoughts and words few. you get." (Hua . Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 2. 65.' 'Thus Come One. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Mwo he syi two ye. Pi she ti 548. 22. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 86. 15. returning me to the Path of Discipline!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Mo la mo la.whatever you like. 4. 108. sour. 34. Swo pe he 18 6 Jywe fan du 136 KURBBANTU "The Buddhas use various expedients and clever provisional devices. visit www. 7. 363.VBS 9-1997) "Recite. 61. 106. Swo pe he. 11) Page 73 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.

In the center is the Buddha Page 74 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Swo pe he SECTION II 18 8 Wu syin 138 ŌM 138 18 9 Li shai jye na 139 RSĪ GANA 139 ŌM "Wu Syin is the syllable Nan (Om). Nan 546. The must obey the commands given them. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E La He Di.org For latest version.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.BTTSonline. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 4. 141. 106.Ayurveda-Institute. www. the Reward Body and the transformation bodies.Shurangama-Mantra. 191.'" (Hua .com or www. Ba she la 550. 94. 11) 140 PRA'SASTA "Good at being able to help all beings perfect their good karma. 4. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. good at helping their vows succeed so they can reach their goals. Those with consciousness all become enlightened. E Jya La. Who commands all the spirits to protect the Proper Dharma.VBS 101997: p.the Land of Utmost Happiness. Two li 551. 165. as the provisional reveals the actual. Seeking to be born in the West -. 2. ‘Encouraging production' of all kinds of merit and virtue. the are punished.VBS 12-1997) "Wisdom arrived at the other shore is the mother of all Buddhas. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ning Jye Li 544. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Nan has many meanings: 1.org . 3. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 107. Respectfully making offerings to the sages and worthy ones. 127. Pi she ti 548. 11) 19 1 Sa dan two (For Sa dan two [statha]." (Hua . 3.' which refers to repleteness with the Dharma Body. see lines 1. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. How good when we successfully amass accumulated superior karma And head straight for the treasure trove. If they don't. Their ultimate goal is Nirvana. Among them the leader is Empty Space Treasury.VBS 10-1997: p. The Lotus Flower Dharma Division is subtle and wonderful. 105." (Hua . Ba she la bang ni pan 553. ‘The Three Bodies." (Hua . And quickly tend towards the unsurpassed Bodhimanda. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.VBS 11-1997) "The appearance atop the invisible summit is the foremost Shurangama. Cultivating blessings ad increasing wisdom we repent of karmic obstacles. 2. and 215) 19 2 Chye du 141 TATHĀGATOSNĪSĀM (see lines 2. ‘Protecting' all proper Dharmas.74. Pan two pan two ni 552. Chr Two Ni. 5. good at helping them perfect superior karma." (Hua . Pi la 549. ‘Subduing' all he heavenly demons and those of externalist ways. and startles the stupid. E na li 547." (Hua . they must put their palms together and be respectful.VBS 101997: p. 108.VBS 11-1997) JHASIGANA "The light from the white hair-mark at Vairochana Buddha's summit Surprises the deaf. Mi Li Ju. 11) 19 0 Bwo la She syi dwo PRA'SASTA "She syi dwo is also pronounced su syi di and translated means ‘good success." (Hua VBS 11-1997) "When ghosts and spirits hear the sound Nan recited. visit www.VBS 11-1997) "This wisdom-light which securely dwells on the invisible summit Pertains to the Bodhisattvas of the hosts of the Vajra and Jeweled Divisions." (Hua . shakes the blind. 141 TATHAGATO SNĪSĀM Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost "We gods and immortals bow to the Buddha's summit. Da jr two 545.

E Jya La. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.) 19 5 Hu syin du lu yung 145 146 HŪM BHRŪM 145 146 HŪM BHRŪM 19 6 Syi dan pe na 147 STAMBHANA "This line is an auspicious Dharma. 173. As the supreme Buddha Jewel ever protects us. Ba she la 550. Chr Two Ni. www." (Hua VBS 1-1998) "Upon the golden-yellow flowers on a tall tree Sits the great garuda bird abiding in the Buddhas' sagely Way. 2. Pi she ti 548.VBS 3-1998) "This auspicious Dharma makes all entirely perfect." (Hua . The many kinds of paramitas are brought to perfection. Heated afflictions change to a potion of clarity and coolness." (Hua . 11. Da jr two 545.VBS 4-1998: p. Gathered and contained within it is a treasury of endless jewels. Two li 551. those who seek sons and daughters will receive sons and daughters. see lines 6. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. E na li 547. you will obtain it.) Page 75 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Ning Jye Li 544. With the aid of samadhi. 11. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. How upright and proper are those who sit on purple lotuses. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. those who seek honor and prestige will receive honor and prestige.Shurangama-Mantra. 3.' Vairochana Buddha pervades all places: Because of that he is always here with you and me.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The fragrance of the Dharma Body pervades realms as numerous as Ganges' sands. 94. one's thoughts are focused. 11. 105. 4. 192. His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices" HŪM BHRŪM Division which saves those ‘hanging upside down. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 533) 412) "When desire manifests itself. The Dharma.com or www." (HuaSC v5:192-193) (Hua ." (Hua VBS 4-1998: p. E La He Di. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Pan two pan two ni 552. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. In nonretreating Bodhi one joyfully roams afar. 107. Line 45) 142 143 HŪM BHRŪM 142 143 Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation. visit www.org For latest version.' All of this is inconceivable.Ayurveda-Institute. ‘Those who seek riches and nobility will receive riches and nobility. Line 46) 144 JAMBHANA "The Dharani true words Nan Ya Hung are Vairochana. 108. Nan 546. Pi la 549. Swo pe he Shai ni shan (For Buddha Shai ni shan [Ushnisha]. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.org .) "HUM! Danger Approached O Treasured One!" (Shasta Abbey 147 STAMBHANA "If you seek something. it can be cut off with the following far reaching Gatha:" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.BTTSonline.VBS 4-1998: p. Su Chye Dwo Ye." (Hua . It is said. meaning that everything will be auspicious and one will obtain supreme benefit. 216." (Hua VBS 2-1998) "The wonder of the true words and the Mantra's power is hard to conceive of. 106.VBS 12-1997) 19 3 Hu syin du lu yung 19 4 Jan pe na 144 JAMBHANA "HUM! Danger Approaches O Yellow Flowered One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Reward and Transformation bodies' three great meanings: All sages and worthies of the ten directions come forth from these. Auspicious Dharma is Dharma that allows all to be as-you-wish and t gathers in and includes a treasury of infinite gems. Amitabha and Akshobhya Medicine Buddha.

106.fair and just. visit www. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. 198.' and also as ‘attracting all demons to cultivate proper teachings. Perfect your practice of specifics and principle through endless rescuing.Shurangama-Mantra. 11.VBS Page 76 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Sometimes demons aid people in their cultivation. True practice. With the sublimely wondrous liberation and perfect blessings and wisdom Of supreme Equal Enlightenment. 103. The supreme field of blessings should be diligently tilled and planted. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. true mind. true. Ba she la 550. Eventually you will accomplish the samadhi that is wonderful beyond words. E na li 547. True Suchness is freedom and ease -. 107. 4. 3. Then birth. E Jya La. 105." (Hua . They test you to see if you have skill and patience. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." (Hua VBS 6-1998:p." (Hua . 278-358. Two li 551. foster your merit and accomplishments. 541) 148 149 HŪM BHRŪM 148 149 HŪM BHRŪM 19 8 150 19 9 San bwo cha 150 PARAVIDYĀ _ "Bo la Shai di ye translates as ‘endless rescuing. 410. see 23.org . then the too can cultivate. Ning Jye Li 544. 108. They act as augmenting conditions by testing you in your cultivation. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.BTTSonline. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. true self. enlighten others and go east or west.org For latest version.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. true!" (Hua . be true on top of true." (Hua . they help you in reverse. true actions. be true and still more true. joy." (Hua . outside a king. Pi two ye." (Hua . 11. Pan two pan two ni 552.VBS 7-1998) 20 0 Na jye la 150 KSANAKARA 20 1 Hu syin du lu yung HŪM BHRŪM 151 152 HŪM BHRŪM "The Dharmas I practice are basically empty in nature. Swo pe he Shurangama Translation. in every way: be true. 2. The Five Eyes and Six Penetrations completely manifest. www. 11. 11. However. one can save the flocks of worthies. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.) SAMBHA "True heart. Line 47) 19 7 Hu syin du lu yung Bwo la Shai di ye (For Pi di ye. 537. true cultivation. right fulfillment of the Bodhisattva practice. Chr Two Ni. uphold. Perfecting Bodhi you can reach the Heaven beyond the heavens. causing you to cultivate.' If the demons can change from being deviant and return to the proper. and be mindful of the Mantra.VBS 5-1998) "To attract all demons to cultivate proper teachings.) SAMBHAKSANA KARA "HUM! Danger Approaches O Beyond Accomplishments One Who Is Continually Surrounded By Honors!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.com or www.) "Sincerely and honestly receive. Inside a sage. the too can certify to sagely fruition. 165. and purity are proof of Bodhi.VBS 81998: p. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Da jr two 545. Mi Li Ju. death. True deeds. Enlighten yourself. 249. At every thing.VBS 61998:p. and afflictions are brought to and ultimate end. 404. Line 48) 150 PARAVIDYA "And so you shouldn't take demons so seriously.VBS 6-1998:p. Vidya [universally enlightening].Ayurveda-Institute. if they can change what is bad and turn to the good. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E La He Di. be true and even more true. 399. Eternity. Nan 546.) 150 "In true. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.

Protecting and supporting those who are good. (HuaSC v5:22-23) GRAHANAM 20 5 Pi teng beng Sa na jye la (see lines 205. 502.VBS 11-1998: p. 105. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. see 7. 385. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and various servants and officials. E Jya La. 11. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 452." (HuaSC v5:25) (Hua . All kinds of beings return to the source.Shurangama-Mantra. Pan two pan two ni 552. 526) 153 SARVA YAKSA 153 SARVA DUSTHANĀM STAMBHA NAKARA 9-1998) "Subduing all the armies of evil ghosts. but after they take refuge with the Buddha.VBS 2-1999) 205: Pi Ten Beng Sa Na Jye La: "The two kinds of spirit kings have profound. and vigorous. 213." (Hua . Rakshasa ghosts are used to teach these living beings so that they can bring forth fear in their hearts and are moved to change from bad to good. visit www. different sorts: Yaksha and rakshasa parents and offspring. Da jr two 545. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. With kindness and compassion they save and transform all beings. They can also go up to the heavens. they return their lives to the teaching host. many. rakshasa ghosts are very evil." (Hua . Swo pe he 20 2 Sa pe yau cha For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. they become a good army and are known as "speedy ghosts. 387. They break through all hate and cast out calamities. and supreme Dharmas comprise the Mahayana. Pi la 549. They break up all hateful toxins and disasters. 11.BTTSonline. Myriad kinds return to the source. 202. 386. 388. 389. 391.VBS 1-1999: p. 277. (For Yau cha [Yaksha ghosts] see lines 202. 4. 251. 128. 394. They get rid of all pain and adversity. Nan 546." (HuaSC v5:23-25) (Hua . 403. 392. E na li 547. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Speedy ghosts and all the rest race around like mad. www. awesome power. 396. 106. getting out of the Saha world. 108. Pi she ti 548. 361) 153 RAKSASA "He is the ha of maha and means ‘Great. E La He Di. Saving all from suffering and misery. I say this danger is drawing near me!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. The courageous kings of ghosts obey commands.org For latest version. 203. Mi Li Ju. 2." They can travel both in space and on the earth. 221. Ning Jye Li 544." Basically. see 99. many and supreme. 107. awesome spiritual power. Speedy ghosts and all the rest race around Using encouragement and exhortation to teach and spread Buddhism. older and younger brothers. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Line 49) Page 77 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 109. as those of the Saha are saved. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit].) 153 20 4 Jye la he rau she 154 GRAHĀNĀM 154 SARVA YAKSA RĀKSASA La cha swo is the "rakshasa ghosts.VBS 11-1998: p. 395.com or www. 510. Ba she la 550.org .Ayurveda-Institute. 387. 320. 398. 399.'" (Hua . 397. 252.) 204: Jye La He Rau She: "All those earth and space traveling ghosts and their retinues multiply into boundless. 482.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Chr Two Ni. 112. 3. Su Chye Dwo Ye. They take refuge with the 20 3 He la cha swo (For He la cha swo & La chan [Rakshasa ghosts] see lines 185. Two li 551. diligent. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 12) The various spirit kings among the yakshas and rakshasas have great.VBS 10-1998) "Many great and supreme Dharmas make up the Mahayana. With compliant and opposing teachings the Buddhas' transformations spread." (HuaSC v5:22-23) "Great. generals. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Shakyamuni Buddha. 211) 155 VIDHVAM SANAKARA "HUM! Danger Approaches O Conqueror of All Forms! To the One who has converted multitudes of heretics.

samadhi will be gained.000" in Sanskrit. auspicious. Protect those who practice. Killer of thieves. the Way is realized naturally. visit www. E La He Di. wonderful samadhi is gained. Pan two pan two ni 552. they quell the disruptive vibrations of goblins And subdue all kinds of ghosts. 106.Ayurveda-Institute. When merit and virtue are full.chatur [means the numeral 4]. they lead many knights." (Hua . Having certified to Bodhi. half pure." (Hua VBS 3-1999: p. 220. we have nothing to fear. the sky is clear!.) "Screening off demonic harm bestows peace and quiet. (HuaSC v5:25) (Hua .VBS 4-1999: p. abiding forever in peace. Chr Two Ni. the treacheries of demons.VBS 41999: p. 207. and also courageous in giving. www. More than calculation or analogies can clearly count. 12. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.org . We escape from danger unscathed.how hard to ever get out!" (Hua ." (Hua VBS 7-1999: p.VBS 2-1999: p. 2. 3. Potential misfortune turns to luck. 12.) "Vajra spirits to the ends of the Great Thousand Worlds. E Jya La. Pi she ti 548. rise in official rank. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.' Shi di nan is also translated as ‘arrows' or ‘swords. All retinues become harmonious. We toss in the sea of suffering -. 222) SAHASTRANAM Sahasra means "1. 108. 210. Two li 551. 21 1 Pi teng beng Sa na la (see lines 205.1. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Nan 546. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 325. 160) VIDHVAM SANAKARA 21 2 Hu syin du lu yung 161 162 HŪM BHRŪM "This line represents reciting nan ya hong. in dreams. But when good and evil are mixed. So they change their evil into goodness and start anew. Recite with extreme sincerity and never change. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Sincere intent and vigor bring proof that nothing arises. Pi la 549. see 117.'" (Hua . 12.) "The meanings are wondrous. 105." (Hua . worthy of offerings. 4. 219. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.VBS 1-1999: p. E na li 547.VBS 5-1999: p. 13. Entering samadhi. see lines 27. Da jr two 545. powerful vajra spirit king: Quell disasters and harm. In time your skill will deepen.VBS 6-1999: p.000]. Vajra Treasury Kings quell the deluded and deviant. being scattered leads to ruin. 12) "With earnest recitation of this. cultivating wholesome Dharmas.BTTSonline. Ning Jye Li 544. purifying your three HŪM BHRŪM Buddha and offer their protection to every Way Place. 12.) "Concentration brings responses. Congratulations to all! The clouds have parted. 211) 160 VIDHVAM SANA KARA (see lines 155. 11) "I now warn the host of eighty-four thousand And every great. With this bow and arrow of wisdom. 12. demons. Su Chye Dwo Ye. and their like. Ba she la 550. 406) 158 CATURĀ 20 8 Shr di nan 'SITINĀM "This line of the Mantra means ‘Vajra spirit. 120.) 20 9 Jye la he GRAHĀ 21 0 Swo he Sa la nan (For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa la [Sahasra -.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Shurangama-Mantra. Mi Li Ju. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. you will neither Page 78 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." (Hua . past karma melts away.) "The swords of the vajra-wielding spirits are sharp and pointed. half defiled. 107.com or www. Swo pe he 20 6 Hu syin du lu yung 156 157 HŪM BHRŪM 15 HŪM BHRŪM 20 7 Je du la (For je du lu .

Ba she la bang ni pan 553. With their awesome virtue. La Cha also means "frightening. 107." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 21 3 La cha 163 RAKSA RAKSA 163 RAKSA MAM "Each of the heavenly Vajra immortals does guard duty. www. Qie la qie la. Swo pe he. and on the other hand to the great awesome virtue of the Vajra immortals. Swo pe he karmic vehicles of body. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi la 549. Hu la. and mind. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Bu ni di. the immortals are able to make the demons and ghosts afraid. they are willing to change their evil and go toward the good." Each of them watches over the Bodhimanda and the cultivators. Hong. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ju zhu ju zhu. E na li 547. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 4. E La He Di.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Da jr two 545. E Jya La. Mi Li Ju. Ning Jye Li 544. So Po He.VBS 8-1999: p.) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Duo la ye ye. 106." (Hua . 12. Ni ye two la. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Mo la mo la.VBS 81999: p. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Sa wa he. E he la. by gathering in and subduing hundreds of thousands of myriad beings." come nor go. Po mo nu.VBS 10-1999) Page 79 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Bestowing wealth and benefit upon those on the scary path. Pan two pan two ni 552.) Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 3. Su Chye Dwo Ye. bestowing wealth and benefit upon those on the scary path." (HuaSC v5:39-40) La cha means "all the Vajra heavenly immortals. (Hua .org . At that time you must be concentrated. With infinite. Mwo he syi two ye. visit www. mouth. This lines also means "wealth and goods.com or www. Two li 551. 12. Swo pe he." referring on the one hand to the terrifying paths of rebirth that living beings are caught up in. Chr Two Ni. Nan." (Hua . Pi she ti 548. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.Ayurveda-Institute.BTTSonline.Shurangama-Mantra. blessings and wisdom are fulfilled . Nan 546. Hong. awesome virtue. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 105. 2. Once the demons and ghosts become afraid. 108. Ba she la 550." The Vajra immortals are very rich and endowed with abundant blessings. and creating a platform.org For latest version. and so they are able to benefit living beings. Sa la wa ni.

The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

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Pe che fan
(For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230, 362, 364)

164

BHAGAVAM

164

BHAGAVAM

"We rely on the World Honored Ones of awesome spiritual power as we rescue and protect all upsidedown living beings. May they all leave suffering and obtain peace, and establish a foundation so that they may soon obtain the Enlightened Way." (HuaSC v5:41-43) "Relying on the World Honored One's awesome spiritual might, They rescue and protect all inverted sentient beings. They universally vow that living beings will leave suffering and attain bliss, And early on set a foundation for the Way of Enlightenment. (Hua - VBS 10-1999: p. 10) PE CHYE FAN, Bhagavan, is one of the ten titles of the Buddhas. There are six meanings of the title Bhagavan, and so the word is not translated. Yet another meaning is included here. It refers to how all Dharma protectors rely on the awesome spiritual penetrations of the Buddhas of the ten directions. The awesome spiritual power of the World Honored Ones is infinite, and so all the Bodhisattvas and Dharma protectors draw on that power to aid and protect them in their work. They go to all worlds to teach and transform living beings. (HuaSC v5:41-43) (Hua VBS 11-1999) "The unending eternally-abiding sages of the ten directions And all who protect the Dhara f the Great Bright Lamp Use the two methods of subduing and gathering in to skillfully rescue us. Vajra secret traces transform all beings." (Hua - VBS 11-1999: p. 11.) "I now take refuge with the Greatness of the Buddha's Summit -- The Inexhaustible Treasury of Dharma and the Light of Wisdom. I vow to understand the wonderful Dharani And to respectfully uphold the meanings spoken by the Thus Come Ones." (Hua VBS 12-1999)

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Sa dan two
(For Sa dan two [statha], see lines 1, 5, 94, 191, and 215)

165

STATHĀ

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Chye du shai ni shan
(For Buddha Shai ni shan [Ushnisha], see lines 6, 94, 173, 192, 216, 533)

165

GATOSNĪSA (see lines 2,74, 127, 141, 165, 412)

"Returning our lives, bowing in reverence, is the meaning of Na mwo. All three karmas made pure is Sa Dan Two. Affliction and Bodhi appear only from the mind. Confused, one is a common person, enlightened, one is a Buddha." (Hua - VBS 11-1981) Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation, His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices"

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

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Bwo la dyan
(For Bwo la di Yang chi la or Bwo la dyan or Bwo la ding yang Yi chi li or Bwo la jang chi or Bwo lai jang chi lan [Pratyungiram or Pratyungire], see lines 97, 98, 217, 412, 415, 534)

166

PRATYŪNGIRE

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She ji li

"The Dharma Light shines everywhere; the sound is masterful. We bow sincerely in respect to the secret, magic phrases, Hoping to evoke the power of responses that tally with the Way, We are intent upon returning to our origin and being certified to Bodhi." (Hua - VBS 1-2000) "Bow without dwelling; transformations occur life and life. How infinite and endless the meanings, full and profuse. Tathagatas in ten directions gather us in an receive us. Leaving suffering, we attain bliss and escape the fiery pit." (Hua - VBS 2-2000)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study, use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he."

Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu la, Hong, He he Su da na (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So Po He." Chant 3x

I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi

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Mwo he Swo he Sa la
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, 120, 210, 219, 220, 222)

167

MAHĀ SAHASRA

167

MAHĀ SAHA STRĀ

Sahasra means "1,000" in Sanskrit.

22 0

Bwo shu Swo he Sa la
(For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, 120, 210, 219, 220, 222)

168

BHŪJE SAHASRA
"Translates as ‘wielders' and as ‘flowers." (Hua - VBS 4-2000)

168

BHUJE SAHA STRA

Sahasra means "1,000" in Sanskrit.

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Shr li sha

168

'SIRSA

168

'SIRSA

"Supreme and Mighty is a Vajra spirit courageous and heroic. He grinds up demons and externalists, quelling their weird vibrations. Patient and firm, he removes the obstacles of afflictions. For the sake of teaching, he toils to establish outstanding merit." (Hua - VBS 3-2000) "Wielders of Vajra can brandish their demonsubduing swords So that we can be born by transformation from lotuses in seven-jeweled pools. Shakyamuni Buddha realized the Way beneath the Bodhi tree And goes on saving beings everywhere, lifting us out of the mire." (Hua - VBS 4-2000) "Wonderful Leader Luck is a great Vajra spirit. His renown alone can inconceivably transform beings. Changing their evils, they go toward the good,

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

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Jyu jr Swo he sa ni
(For Jyu jr [Koti -- meaning one trillion], see lines 6, 12, 222) (For Swo he Swo la or Swo he Sa la [Sahasra -- 1,000], see lines 27, 120, 210, 219, 220, 222)

169

KOTI 'SATA SAHASRA NETRE
"HUM! Danger Approaches! Thus I invoke the mystic formula of the Holy and Sacred One, the Tathagata who sits on Ten Million Thrones and who saves me from desires! The Great Savior of the multitudes who is honored by the fortunate multitudes!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 50) Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu la, Hong, He he Su da na (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So Po He." Chant 3x

169

KOTI SAHA STRANETRE

lessening their errors, Until straightaway they enter the Dharma Realms' Ten Thousand Buddhas' Hall." (Hua - VBS 5-2000) "Hook and Treasury are both names of Vajra Spirits. Bones of the body can form sharira, derived from precepts' virtue. Samadhi and wisdom create embellishments in five colors. Solid, and unable to be destroyed, they blaze with eternal light." (Hua - VBS 6-2000)

55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study, use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he."

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Di li e bi ti Shr pe li dwo

170

ABHEMDYA JVALITA

170

ASIDYA JVALITA

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Ja ja ying jya

171

NATANAKA "The All Knowing, who makes the earth tranquil and conveys understanding to living beings."

171

NATANAKA

"We respectfully pay homage to the Great Wheel Vajra Spirit, One honored with a thousand heads, a thousand hands, and a thousand eyes. Awesome virtue nurtures and moistens, anointing the crowns of heads. In protecting and upholding cultivators this spirit is unsurpassed." (Hua - VBS 7-2000) "When we are free of obstacles and actively practicing, breakthroughs can happen. All dharma will be unobstructed when we reach Noble Birth. Bright light shines everywhere, protecting the Triple Jewel. We spirits of the precepts rescue confused

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Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

(Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 50) 22 5

beings who are as if drunk." (Hua - VBS 8-2000) 172 MAHĀ VAJRO DARA
"Everyone who upholds the Shurangama Mantra receives protection from these vajra treasury Bodhisattvas." (Hua - VBS 9-2000)

Mwo he ba she lu two la
(For the Lu two la God Rudra [Shiva], see lines 31, 225, 292, 414)

172

MAHĀ VAJRA DĀRA
"These are the 84,000 great vajra treasury Bodhisattvas. They continually follow people who accept and uphold the Shurangama Mantra in order to protect them." (Hua - VBS 9-2000)

"The multitudes of great vajra beings protect practitioners. By letting out the lion's roar and rolling the Dharma's thunder, They effectively enable sentient beings to escape their obstacles. Crossing beyond all suffering, we can reach the depths of Prajna." (Hua - VBS 9-2000)

"I entrust myself to the Great Diamond Thunderbolt Illuminating One of the Pleasing Grove's Mandala!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 50) 22 6

Di li pu pe na

TRBHUBANA
Like Tribhuvan Kirti. "Enlightened One." 174

173

TRBHUVANA

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Man cha la

MANDALA
"Man da la is he platform. When we chant the mantra, we need a platform." (Hua - VBS 11-2000)

174

MANDALA
"We set up the platform for chanting the Shurangama Mantra by reciting nan ya hung." (Hua - VBS 11-2000)

"We take refuge with all Buddhas of the three periods of time, And with utmost earnestness bow to all sages and worthy ones. Eighty-four thousand Vajra Treasury Bodhisattvas Safeguard cultivators, helping them escape confusion." (Hua - VBS 10-2000) "The Enlightened Ones certify the setting up of the Dharma Platform, We soon attain samadhi and then rescue those suspended upside-down. Gathering them in, we help beings get free of their pain and suffering. The Great Shurangama Samadhi is always with us." (Hua - VBS 11-2000)

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Wu syin

175

ŌM

175

ŌM

"Another command to the hosts of Dharma

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8

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Swo syi di

176

SVASTIR_

176

SVASTIR_
"The Three Virtues are 1) the virtue of the Dharma Body, 2) the virtue of prajna, 3) the virtue of liberation." (Hua - VBS 1-2001)

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Bwo pe du
(For Bhagavate [World Honored One], see lines 30, 34, 39, 49, 55, 60, 65, 70, 75, 81, 86, 93, 214, 230, 362, 364)

176

BHAVATU
"If you seek to be reborn in the heavens, then you will not fall into the hells. If you seek a son, you ca have a son. If you seek a daughter, you ca have a daughter." (Hua - VBS 2-2001)

176

BHAVATU
"Whatever we seek will be ours; that is the meaning of ‘according with our intent.'" (Hua - VBS 2-2001)

protectors; An order to all divisions of spirit-youths: Always follow those who practice and cause them to wake up, So all can go together to the Dragon Flower Assembly." (Hua - VBS 12-2000) "Becoming accomplished in all Dharmas, we abide in Proper Samadhi. Those perfecting the Three Virtues are the honored ones who gain wonderful enlightenment. Saving ourselves and saving others is the practice of Bodhisattvas. Climbing to the top of Nirvana Mountain, we can reach Prajna Peak." (Hua - VBS 1-2001) "This line means Bhagavan, Buddha, World Honored One. Other translations include ‘perfect' and ‘according with our intent.' ‘Wholesome and happy' tells us how we must be to enter the Shurangama Samadhi. And from within all that, infinite wisdom will surely emerge." (Hua - VBS 2-2001) "We entreat the Buddhas to use their power in aiding, protecting, ad supporting us, Thereby enabling us to perfectly accomplish the Dharma deeds we do. May we swiftly reach the level of non-retreat and continue to be vigorous. In the process of selecting sage and worthy ones, names may soon be announced." (Hua VBS 3-2001) "Recite, uphold, be silently mindful; keep thoughts and words few. Reveal the teaching by bringing benefit and joy; transform those in the universe. Whatever Dharma deeds we do will be done to ultimate perfection. Without increasing anything or decreasing anything, we reach Nirvana." (Hua - VBS 4-2001) "Cultivate the paramita of patience; do not try to get even with anyone. This kind of doctrine of forgiveness is what makes Buddhism higher than all other doctrines. It is the outstanding characteristic of Buddhism. Although Christians say, 'Love your enemy,' they are just talking. They take Buddhism as their enemy and they always refer to it as demonic. Buddhism's most important point is that we don't even

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Mwo mwo

177

MAMA
"We are praying that whatever Dharmas we practice will swiftly be perfected." (Hua - VBS 3-2001)

177

MAMA
"May whatever Dharmas we cultivate, such as the Shurangama Dharma of upholding the Shurangama Mantra, be carried to complete perfection." (Hua - VBS 3-2001)

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Yin tu na Mwo mwo Sye
(See lines 187, 232, 363, 434)

178

INSONA MAMĀ SYĀ
"In studying mantras, you must be sincere in your intent. If your mind is not proper, then no matter what you stud, it will be deviant. If your mind is proper, then there is a response. If your mind, is proper, it must also be sincere and attentive in every thought. If your are not the least big sloppy, if you do not skimp on materials and try to get off easy, then you will have a response." (Hua - VBS 4-2001)

178

INSONA MAMĀ SYĀ "If you are not proper or sincere, but have deviant knowledge and views and try to hurt people, then you are practicing the dharmas of a demon king Demons hurt people. Those who really want to cultivate the Dharma never hurt people under any circumstances. They always benefit people and don’t' recite mantras with the thought of controlling demons or of conquering their enemies. In Buddhism, one has no enemies. You never try to get even with people. No matter how harmful

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"The Dread and Desire Overcoming One that I thus honor and who returns me to the Path of Discipline!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 50)
55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study, use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he."

someone is towards you, you must bear it." (Hua - VBS 42001)

hurt demons. We still gather them in and refuse to become enemies with them. This point is what makes Buddhism a special teaching. All living beings are viewed with compassion and never harmed." (Hua VBS 4-2001)

Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na, Duo la ye ye. Qie la qie la, Ju zhu ju zhu, Mo la mo la, Hu la, Hong, He he Su da na (Sudhana), Hong, Po mo nu, So Po He." Chant 3x

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Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Part III
23 3

Eradicating Disasters Section
179

"The third assembly of the mantra is for eradicating all disasters, including trouble with the law, robbery, floods, fires, hurricanes, spells" poisons, weapons, and war. (Hua - VBS 52001)

"For example, if someone tries to cast a hex on you or recites an evil mantra to harm you, you can completely destroy and wipe out all of his deviant dharmas by reciting this section of the Shurangama Mantra." (Hua - VBS 5-2001) "This line resolves all sorts of problems with the law. It also aids lonely elders and orphaned children. The most supreme honored one brings benefit and joy, Inspires awe, dispels disasters, and augments wisdom and blessings." (Hua - VBS 5-2001)

La shr
Pe ye
(King -- see 233)

RĀJA BHAYA
Means ‘Most Supreme Honored One' and ‘Benefit and Joy.' (Hua VBS 5-2001)

179

RĀJABHAYA
"This Bodhisattva is replete with awesome virtue, intimidating might and venerable virtue. He can eradicate disasters, increase all blessing, and unveil wisdom " (Hua - VBS 5-2001)

"He Who is like a King!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 51) 23 4

Ju la Ba ye

180

CORA BHAYA
"Cora means thief." (MonierWilliams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, p. 400.)

180

CORABHAYA
"This is a hooking and summoning Dharma." The sense organs are thieves. (Hua - VBS 6-2001)

"He Who is Master of Form!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 52) 23 5

"This mantra resolves difficulties made by thieves and plunderers, And ties up eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body and mind. The superior master Vairochana heads the Buddha division. The World Honored One taught Dharma; we should study it well." (Hua - VBS 62001)

E chi ni
Pe ye
(For E chi ni [agni] see lines 134, 235, 421, 515)

182

AGNI BHAYA
"He Who is like Fire!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 53)

181

AGNIBHAYA
"Translates as ‘repetitive verses.' In the Sutras, repetitive verses follow and reiterate the meanings stated in the prose." (Hua - VBS 7-2001)

"Repetitive Verses,' or a spirit's name, dispels the difficulty with fire. The white-robed one is in the south. Sentient beings are rescued so they leave heated afflictions. And all gain clear coolness and the brightness of their lamp." (Hua - VBS 7-2001)

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Wu two jya Pe ye

181

UDAKA BHAYA
"If you recite this line of the mantra, you can dispel wind disasters like windstorms." (Hua - VBS 8-2001)

182

UDAKABHAYA Udaka means water in Sanskrit, as in the Ayurvedic "udaka vaha srotas."

"The Six Desire Heavens have the Five Signs of Decay: Even the Third Dhyana undergoes the disaster of wind. Although through cultivation we can reach Neither Though Nor Non-Thought, It would be better to go to the Western Land and then come back again." (Hua - VBS 8-2001)

"He Who is like Water!" (Shasta

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Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 54) 23 7

Pi sha
Pe ye
(For Pe she she [visha - poison] see lines 132, 237, 514 -- do not confuse with Bi she she [Bhaisajya] in line 71)

183

VISA BHAYA
"This line is for dispelling all poisonous drugs. You can dissolve any toxin." (Hua - VBS 9-2001)

183

VISABHAYA
"If you recite this mantra often, you will not be poisoned." "When you recite this line of the mantra, the poisons turn into sweet dew." (Hua - VBS 9-2001)

"This mantra can dispel the poison in any concoction, In vegetation, wood, and chemicals that harm people. All such toxins are completely neutralized. We can leaving suffering, attain bliss, and be liberated." (Hua - VBS 9-2001) "The Vajra spirits are well able to benefit beings. Their unhindered eloquence can stop knife blades. Stocks, bonds, handcuffs, and chains come unlocked. Disasters are quelled, difficulties ended, and disputes resolved." (Hua - VBS 10-2001) Maha Siddhaya "When the massive bright light he emits shines on the whole world, Those born from wombs, eggs, transformation, or moisture no longer hand upside down. Beings in nine realms achieve Proper Enlightenment. Now lofty, Eternity, Bliss, True Self, and Purity are!" (p. 63) "First place in erudition goes to Ananda; For broad learning and fine memory, there's Confucius' Yen Yuan. Reading and reciting the Great Vehicle's profound Prajna, One's wisdom flows forth just like a bubbling spring." (Venerable Master Hua Verse, Dharani Sutra: p. 323) 55. Mwo He Syi Two Ye This phrase is translated into "great accomplishment". The portrait shows that the Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara manifests the appearance of Bodhisattva Emitting Light who holds a jeweled banner on hands and emits bright light to benefit and

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She sa dwo la
Pe ye
(For Syi dan la, and She sa dwo la [shastra], see lines 133, 238)

184

'SASTRA BHAYA
Because of the power of the Sutras and Shastras (commentaries) no fighting occurs.

184

'SASTRABHAYA
"Avert the difficulty with knives, guns, all kinds of bombs. What does the alleviating? It is the power of the Sutras and Shastras." (Hua - VBS 102001)

57) (55) Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study, use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi two ye. Swo pe he. Nan. E he la. Sa la wa ni. Ni ye two la. Bu ni di. Sa wa he."

In the Sanghata Sutra it is stated by Shakyamuni Buddha to the Bodhisattva Mahasattva Sarvashura, "Sarvashura, anyone who hears this Sangha Sutra Dharma-Paryaya, for 8,000 eons, they will uphold what they have heard."

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ferry over living beings. 23 9

Pe la Jya jye la
Pe ye

185

PARACAKRA BHAYA
"If we want the world to be free of war, we should always recite this line of the mantra." (Hua - VBS 112001)

185

PARACAKRABHAYA
"This line means ‘discussions," also the ‘treasury of Shastras,' and ‘Karmavachana."

"Discussions and Dharma deeds keep the wonderful wheel turning. Vajra generals appease the war-like atmosphere. Troops obey orders, and armed conflicts are stopped. Weapons and armor are thrown off; celebrations of peace ensue." (Hua - VBS 11-2001)

"He Who is like a Powerful Wheel!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation, Line 57) 24 0

Tu shai cha Pe ye

186

DURBHIKSA BHAYA

186

DRAKSABHAYA

24 1

E she ni Pe ye

187

A'SANI BHAYA
"translates as ‘leaving existence,' ‘without obstruction.' (Hua - VBS 72002)

187

A'SATIBHAYA
"Prevents disasters of thunder and lightening. One won't be devastated by thunder or struck by lightening." (Hua - VBS 7-2002)

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E jya la
(For e jya la, e jya la [akala], see lines 105, 242, 519)

188

AKĀLĀ _

188

AKĀRA MRTYU BHAYA Untimely death.

"Those who can hold precepts will leave suffering and hardship. Immune from the distress of hunger and famine, they will gain liberation. Vajra Knights will protect them with awesome spiritual might. Those dying of poverty, those freezing or starving will come back to life." (Hua - VBS 12-2001) "Without obstruction is the name of a spirit of emptiness, Who helps dispel the fears connected with thunder and lightening. Shastras, discussions, teachings and commentaries quell disasters. One such is the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit." (Hua - VBS 1-2002) "Untimely and accidental deaths are truly mournful. The disasters of land, sea, and air cannot be prevented. Uphold and recite this supreme mantra to eradicate calamities and obstacles. The great Vajra General rescues beings throughout the ten directions." (Hua - VBS 2-2002) "Supreme is the great compassion of the heart-seal language. In the Western Lotus Division is a host of spirits. Add to that kindness, joy, giving, and renunciation (equanimity), And its ingenious wonderful function rivals the work of creation." (Hua - VBS 8-1990) This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Be tou mwo

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Ba she la bang ni pan 553.BTTSonline.Ayurveda-Institute. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ba she la 550. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 4.Diamond Division of the East of Medicine Master Buddha -Akshobhya) "I now take refuge with the Great Dharani." (Hua . Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. www.Shurangama-Mantra.Amitabha) "The unprecedented Dharma is wondrous and inexpressible. With a straightforward mind for the Way. brandishing pestles. Chr Two Ni.VBS 4-2002) 24 4 Two la ni Bu mi Jyan 189 DHARANĪ "He Who Created and Send Us this Dharani!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Granting safety from all accidents.Lotus Division of the West of Limitless Light Buddha -.org For latest version. visit www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." (Hua . This mantra eradicates all disasters. 2. E La He Di. 520) Jyu la ye (Namo Padma Kulaya -. Two li 551.'" (Hua VBS 4-2002) BHUMI "Of fear of being overwhelmed by earthquakes and whatever else would crush me on its coils. 106.org . one can ‘Unite and Uphold. mi li du [mrtyu]. Pi she ti 548. 3. The earth spirit Firm and Solid doesn't miss a chance. Pi la 549. Eighty-for thousand of them constantly protect And cause the practitioner to enter the Great Center. see lines 106. 243. 107.VBS 9-1990) This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Ba she la Jyu la ye (Namo Vajra Kulaya -. Ning Jye Li 544. Rewarding the good and punishing the evil. Line 61) 189 DHARANĪ BHUMIKAM "After one's three karmas are pure. they show no favoritism. 108. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. The Vajras in the East subdue the demon troops. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.VBS 3-2002) "Carrying mountains. 63) Page 89 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pan two pan two ni 552. Celestial spirits in golden armor offer silent protection. Nan 546.com or www. E Jya La. 105. Swo pe he 24 3 Mi li ju Pe ye 188 MRTYU BHAYA Death (For mi li ju. We quickly realize nonproduction. E na li 547. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Da jr two 545. Mi Li Ju. pervading empty space." (Hua ." (Shasta Abbey: p. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.

"(Hua . Pi la 549. E na li 547." (Hua . dispels disasters. " (Hua VBS 10-2002) Page 90 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Swo pe he 24 5 Bwo chye bwo two 189 Pe ye Wu la jya pe dwo Pe ye 190 KAMPA BHAYA 189 PA YAPADA BHAYA 24 6 ULKOPĀTA BHAYA 190 URKĀPĀTA BHAYA 24 7 La she Tan cha Pe ye (For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58. 107. 2.VBS 7-2002) "The endless flow of rivers. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. and alligators Are replaced by long-lasting auspiciousness. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." (Hua . 415) 191 RĀJA DANDA BHAYA "Of fear of .org For latest version. 3.VBS 9-2002) "Wonderful lotus eases the problem of birds with golden wings. E La He Di.org ." (Shasta Abbey: p. These vajra precept spirits rescue innocent beings. 77. causes and conditions." (Shasta Abbey: p. www. from past offenses numbering sands in River Ganges. 108. Sweet dew nourishes larvae of every kind. Two li 551. whales. E Jya La. but Ultimate Bliss. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Da jr two 545. Virtuous ones will not be lonely with Bodhisattvas for company." (Hua . 105. Relieving us too. Nan 546. As we perfect Bodhi. 63) 192 NAGA BHAYA 24 9 193 VIDYU BHAYA 193 VIDYU BHAYA 25 0 194 SUPARNI BHAYA 194 SUPARNA BHAYA "Poisons in gold and silver. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Shurangama-Mantra. 87. 73. and oceans Is related to the harvest of the five grains. pebbles.BTTSonline. But the jeweled staff tames. we shall be on our way home soon!. This great are rare Dharma resembles a bubbling spring. Pi she ti 548." (Hua .com or www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. this verse allows one to pass through perils unscathed. soil and trees Turn into sweet dew as the spiritual mantra is recited. 247. they skillfully regulate The swift thunder and ferocious gales that devastate And the hailstorms and lightning that cause disasters.VBS 6-2002) "The stings of poisonous snakes and scorpions wound.VBS 8-2002) "Expansive. Original stories. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. The disasters of dragons. 106. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 4. Pan two pan two ni 552. lakes. we cultivate Prajna. sent from the heavens. It bestows the most superior vajra prediction.VBS 5-2002) "Wonderful beyond words. A lucky star shines brightly to relieve suffering. 400. Tan cha is a jeweled staff. streams. Su Chye Dwo Ye. as well as spontaneous verses." (Hua . visit www. Chr Two Ni. 63) 191 RAJADANDA BHAYA "La she is the name for snakes. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. So hand in hand they reach the land of no more births. Mi Li Ju. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 72002) 24 8 Nwo chye Pe ye Pi tyau dan Pe ye Su bwo la na Pe ye 192 NAGA BHAYA "Of fear of .Ayurveda-Institute. Earning merit and adding up virtue. Ba she la 550.

by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E La He Di. Pi la 549. violent and evil. 4. 213. Ni yetwo la. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E he la. 108. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye." (Hua VBS 12-2002) 25 3 Bi li dwo Jye la he 197 PRETA GRAHĀ "He Who has Compassion for Hungry Ghosts!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Two li 551. Da jr two 545.VBS 112002) 25 2 La cha sz Jye la he (For He la cha swo & La chan [Rakshasa ghosts] see lines 185. Qie la qie la. Sa wa he. Bu ni di. When your merit fills the universe." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. visit www. 107. Worship and respect them often. 526) 195 YAKSA GRAHĀ "He Who has Compassion for Evil Spirits!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Swo pe he. Ba she la 550. Line 67) 195 YAKSA GRAHĀ "Valiant. as if they were alive. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. strong. The Shurangama Mantra contains miraculous wonders. Swo pe he. Cultivators and ordinary people can open the Five Eyes and Six ""Corpse-guarding ghost" and "grandfather"-. Mi Li Ju. So one escapes perilous paths and is not struck by lightning. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. E na li 547. Mo la mo la. Duo la ye ye. 361) 196 RAKSASA GRAHĀ "He Who has Compassion for Malignant Demons!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 2. 3.org For latest version. So Po He. Pan two pan two ni 552. The secret words of vajra come from the inherent nature. It is truly difficult to fathom. Line 68) 196 RAKSASA GRAHĀ "Speedy and terrifying rakshasa ghosts Guard the ladies-in-waiting and protect their chastity. Those of the same race should listen attentively! Guard the spiritual and animal souls and follow the Right Teaching. 251. Line 69) 197 PRETA GRAHĀ "The esoteric wonder is inexhaustible." (Hua . 452. Hong. 105. Mwo he syi two ye. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Ju zhu ju zhu. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Nan 546. whether traveling by land or air.Bi Li Dwo.Ayurveda-Institute. Swo pe he 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. worship your ancestors. With vast and sincere filiality. www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 106. E Jya La. Hu la.org . Nan.Shurangama-Mantra. Pi she ti 548. Hong. Sa la wa ni. Po mo nu. Chr Two Ni." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 25 1 Yau cha Jye la he (For Yau cha [Yaksha ghosts] see lines 202. Ning Jye Li 544.BTTSonline. Su Chye Dwo Ye.VBS 12003) Page 91 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 203.com or www. 387. They eradicate all life-threatening disasters. 252. you'll gain a new life. Maha Prajnaparamita!" (Hua .

255. or by avalanche or thunderbolt. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.Ayurveda-Institute. www." (Hua . Sporting multiple heads and multiple feet. Swo pe he 25 4 Pi she je Jye la he 198 PI'SACA GRAHĀ "He Who has Compassion for Female Spirits!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Mi Li Ju. Pi she ti 548. he displays awesome spirit.ghost grasps]. 108. Eradicate the obstructions of poisons and drugs In order to uphold the endless principles of the Thus Come Ones. With miraculous spiritual powers.VBS 4-2003) Page 92 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Coming and going safely. see 100. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. [Bhuta graha . E La He Di. Pan two pan two ni 552.VBS 12003) PI'SACA GRAHĀ "This insane ghost devours vital energy.BTTSonline. Ba she la 550. Su Chye Dwo Ye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." (Hua VBS 3-2003) "Paralysis ghosts shaped like winter melons and jars Prevent accidents and calamities -. 3. 2. one stays away from disasters. he skillfully transforms. Da jr two 545." (Hua . Line 70) "He Who has Compassion for the Demons who consume the vitality of men!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Pi la 549. he's as capable as Xiang Yu. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546.com or www. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E na li 547. 4. Line 72) 198 Penetrations. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Two li 551. visit www. 105. Ning Jye Li 544. Chr Two Ni. 107. 456) 199 BHŪTA GRAHĀ 199 BHUTA GRAHĀ 25 6 Jyou pan cha Jye la he 200 KUMBHANDA GRAHĀ 200 KUMBHANDA GRAHĀ "Great Body and Self-born are the ghost king's names. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Whether in a carriage in the city.org . Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E Jya La.VBS 2-2003) 25 5 Bu dwo Jye la he (For Bwo dwo Jye la he. 106." (Hua .org For latest version. Strong enough to move mountains. He sucks human marrow and the essence of grains.Shurangama-Mantra.

" (Hua . Yellow jaundice and other calamities Are quickly dispelled by the Youth Dharma Protector. E bwo syi mwo la." (Hua .org For latest version. the waves rush. visit www." (Hua . Mi Li Ju. one undergoes the retribution: It's hard to cheat oneself.VBS 8-2003) 26 1 Wu tan mwo two Jye la he 205 UTMADĀ GRAHĀ "He Who has Compassion for 205 UMADĀ GRAHĀ "Swift and ferocious. 461) 203 SKANDA GRAHĀ 203 SKANDA GRAHĀ 26 0 204 APASMARA GRAHĀ Epilepsy 204 APASMARA GRAHĀ "If you can uphold the five precepts. 3. south and north stay far away. On land. The youth bows in worship everyday. Pi she ti 548. Two li 551.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Creating karma. A spiral force forms in the air. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E Jya La. When they leave delusion far behind. Line 76) "A wholesome product. Su Chye Dwo Ye. If you don't hold precepts. onto a jeweled lotus." (Hua . 4. E La He Di.Ayurveda-Institute. This blue-colored ghost disturbs people. 107. Ning Jye Li 544. Line 74) 202 KATA PUTANA GRAHĀ "Developing tremendous attachment. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." ". west.VBS 7-2003) "Called a big tall tree." (Hua . so up he steps. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Nan 546. E bwo syi mwo li [epilepsy]." (Hua . it takes the form of a wild fox. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. the insect-ruling ghost bewitches beings with its poison. Pi la 549.org . it suffers from intense thirst. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. and then the five demons will draw near.VBS 5-2003) "This guardian of the soul is extremely malodorous and ravenous.VBS 9 2003) grand and petite mal epilepsy--1/4 t tagara 1/4t brahmi BID to prevent future attacks "He Who has Compassion for the Demons who cause seizures!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.VBS -2003) 25 9 Syi chan du Jye la he E bwo syi mwo la Jye la he (For E bwo sa mwo la. The black ghost king pushes with both hands.com or www. E na li 547. those five Dharma-protecting spirits will desert you. Beings in the east. 106. The light of wisdom shines throughout. 2. www. Da jr two 545. see 260. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la 550.BTTSonline. for every precept you will have five Dharma-protecting good spirits to protect you. Chr Two Ni. 395. 105. With the paramitas of patience and vigor. Rare indeed! It is also called fragrant spirit.VBS 9-2003) Page 93 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Eating excrement and drinking urine. it rules the mighty wind. trees fall over and at sea. they guard bodies already dead. they become clearheaded even in dreams. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Swo pe he 25 7 Bu dan na Jye la he 201 PUTANA GRAHĀ 201 PUTĀNA GRAHĀ 25 8 Jya ja bu dan na Jye la he 202 KATA PUTANA GRAHĀ "He Who has Compassion for the Evil Odored Demons!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. It is also the name of an epilepsy-ruling spirit.Shurangama-Mantra. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 108.

So Po He. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ni ye two la." (Shasta Abbey: p. Hu la. E he la. Swo pe he the Demons who cause madness!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Ning Jye Li 544. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Drifting clouds arise in the emptiness of prajna. Duo la ye ye. Da jr two 545. www. A lion amuses itself by constantly dancing." (Hua . He he Su da na (Sudhana). Bearing resemblance to a dog. Qie la qie la.com or www. Line 77) 26 2 Che ye Jye la he 206 CCHĀYĀ GRAHĀ 206 CCHĀYĀ GRAHĀ 26 3 Syi li pe di Jye la he "For much learning and extensive study. E Jya La. 106. 107. Mwo he syi two ye. 108. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ba she la 550. Ju zhu ju zhu. 63) Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Sa la wa ni. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 3. Mo la mo la.org . The three poisons pervade. avoiding the multitudes." Chant 3x 207 REVATI GRAHĀ "The pleasures of the five desires cover up the true nature. 2. Pi she ti 548.org For latest version. E La He Di." (Hua . Swo pe he. Chr Two Ni. Swo pe he.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Nan 546. The conditions and impressions of the sense organs and sense objects bring many obstructions. metal and stone. concealing the clarity of wisdom. Pan two pan two ni 552. 105. Mi Li Ju. Nan. It simultaneously plays eight types of music with wood.Ayurveda-Institute." 207 REVATI GRAHĀ "Of fear of entanglements with Révati.Shurangama-Mantra.BTTSonline. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Two li 551.VBS 10-2003) "Living alone by rivers and swamps. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pi la 549. Bu ni di. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.VBS 11-2003) I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Page 94 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. it rules the animals. Hong. 4. Sa wa he. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. visit www. Hong. E na li 547. Po mo nu. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.

Su Chye Dwo Ye. It is I. he was named Vengeful Bandit. To die shortly after birth and transmigrate again Is a retribution for killing that never errs. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. parents and children To guard the Way-place and help save beings universally. It eats the life force of humans and other beings." (Hua . Swo pe he 26 4 She dwo He li nan 208 UJA HĀRINYĀ "By being mindful. www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E na li 547. 2. heat. Two li 551." (Hua . Pi she ti 548. early death. and love foul odors. The multitudes of the Ghost Mother unite with a heavenly spirit. the blood-eating ghost Consumes essences and blood for nourishment. People lose their lives." (Shasta Abbey: p. Greasy fats are their daily food. Rewarding meritorious deeds and penalizing offenses without fail. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. we create karma and must undergo the retribution. and all the worthy spirits. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.BTTSonline. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. may I be cleansed of whatever would rob me of my giving rise to spiritual intentions. 108. As the Buddha's follower. houses. 64) 209 GARBHĀ HĀRINYĀ "The essence-and-energy eating ghost reforms and aspires to virtue. 64) 211 MAMSĀ HĀRINYĀ 26 8 212 MEDĀ HĀRINYĀ 212 MEDĀ HĀRINYĀ (Fat.org .VBS 5-2004) "This line of the mantra is also translated as ‘wind ghost spirit. Day and night vigorously examine the wholesome and unwholesome.VBS 22004) "The big white ghost eats greasy fats. Before taking refuge with the Triple Jewel. Da jr two 545. Ning Jye Li 544.VBS 1-2003) "The fetus-eating ghost is also a secret protector For the honored heavenly Lord. spouse. We are entangled in our own offenses." (Hua . and freezing chill 26 6 Lu di la He li nan Mang swo He li nan Mi two He li nan Mwo she He li nan 210 RUDHIRĀ HĀRINYĀ (Rakta: Red Blood Cell-Tissue) 210 RUDHIRĀ HĀRINYĀ 26 7 211 MĀMSĀ HĀRINYĀ (Muscle Tissue) "Of whatever would rob me of my . and accomplishment are self-created." (Shasta Abbey: p. 4.VBS 1-2004) "Seeking out stench and filth.Shurangama-Mantra. Adipose Tissue) 26 9 213 MAJJĀ HĀRINYĀ 213 (Bone Marrow ." (Shasta Abbey: p. When a person's spirit is eaten. 106. Nervous system Tissue) "Of whatever would rob me of my marrow.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. leading his retinue Of men and women. who determines m own life destiny.Ayurveda-Institute. he or she will die. visit www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. drink liquids. Pan two pan two ni 552." (Hua . it attains paramita And boards the great Dharma vessel of mahaprajna. 64) MAJJA HĀRINYĀ "‘Mo she' means life-eating ghost. 107. and humans. E Jya La. The life force refers to the spirit. he is called Vanquisher of Demons.VBS 5 2004) "We should rescue beings in the ghost realm. Nan 546." (Hua . not heaven. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E La He Di. Ba she la 550..com or www. Mi Li Ju." (Shasta Abbey: p.VBS 5-2004) JĀTĀ HĀRINYĀ 27 0 She dwo He li nu 214 JATĀ HĀRINYĀ "Of whatever would rob me of 214 Page 95 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Deluded. 105. 3." (Hua .' a spirit who likes to cause hurricanes that take the lives of trees. 64) 208 ŪJĀ HĀRINYĀ 26 5 Jye pe He li nan 209 GARBHA HĀRINYĀ (Fetus Tissue) "Of whatever would rob me of the Child whilst It is still developing in the Hara.VBS 3-2004) "Hundreds of millions of great birth-eating ghosts Wait for an opportunity to cause obstructions at King Yama's gate. The cold. Pi la 549. it is never off in the slightest.org For latest version. With supreme vigor. Chr Two Ni. The mother of the Vajra Division.VBS 4-2004) "Longevity. Who eat filth." (Hua . poverty." (Hua .

VBS 11 2004) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. E na li 547." (Shasta Abbey: p.' and fresh ‘fruits. Hu la. When the mind is without obstacles. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.BTTSonline. these ghosts are competitive and obstinate. Ning Jye Li 544. Duo la ye ye. drinking light.VBS 6 2004) "‘Sacrifice. E La He Di. Whether eating by contact. Qie la qie la. Ba she la 550. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Swo pe he. Da jr two 545. He he Su da na (Sudhana). E he la. Hong. Causes and conditions being what they are. This line also means ‘incomparable' and ‘colorful bright blaze. Pan two pan two ni 552." (Shasta Abbey: p. ghosts know the flavor. Sa la wa ni. Mwo he syi two ye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye." (Shasta Abbey: p. Two li 551.Shurangama-Mantra. Chr Two Ni. they relieve their hunger and thirst. Pi she ti 548." (Hua . The seeds of the five grains cannot grow without their nature. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Briefly stopping the burning fires. Shivering." (Hua . they attempt to quell karma's disasters. Nan.' ‘cold forest' and ‘giant king of trees': Innumerable freezing ghosts race about madly.Ayurveda-Institute. Hordes of ghosts and their friends gather together. 2. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. They are tortured in their own karma.VBS 7 2004) "The buds and stamens of flowers become luxurious blossoms.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 64) 215 JIVITĀ HĀRINYĀ 27 2 216 BĀNTA HĀRINYĀ "Of whatever would rob me of my . 108. they enjoy it. myriads of transformations' wondrous power and efficacy!" (Hua . or by thought." (Hua . 64) 27 1 Shr bi dwo He li nan Pi dwo He li nan 215 JIVITĀ HĀRINYĀ "Of whatever would rob me of my bodily excretions . 105." (Hua . Swo pe he my vomit.' ‘mother. Insanity is the karmic result of greed.' By seeing the form and smelling the fragrance. Ni ye Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na.VBS 10 2004) "Eating lamps. 4. visit www.com or www.' Thousands of changes. 106. 107.org . Mo la mo la. Ju zhu ju zhu. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E Jya La. Nan 546. and Confused dream thinking is entirely cast away." (Hua . Po mo nu. and swallowing flames of fire. Swo pe he.VBS 9 2004) "‘No worries' and ‘likeable' are the names of flowers and trees. 64) 216 VITA HĀRINYĀ 27 3 Pe dwo He li nan 217 BASĀ HĀRINYĀ 217 VĀNTĀ HĀRINYĀ 27 4 E shu je He li nu 218 A'SUCYA HĀRINYĀ 218 A'SUCYĀ HĀRINYĀ 27 5 Jr dwo He li nu 219 CITTĀ HĀRINYĀ "Of whatever would rob me of my mind. Hong.VBS 8 2004) "This means ‘great body. their teeth clatter against each other. 3. So Po He." (Shasta Abbey: p. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Page 96 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. www.org For latest version. Mi Li Ju. Su Chye Dwo Ye. By eating honey and drinking dew. Pi la 549. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. one leaves fear far behind. They fight about who's right and who's wrong. 64) 219 CINCA HĀRINYĀ are greatly intensified.

When you repeat this line of the mantra. 3.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.com or www. Mi Li Ju. E La He Di.VBS 4-2005) ". Su Chye Dwo Ye. Two li 551. and take refuge with the Buddhas. see 99. Nan 546. 410." (Shasta Abbey: p. Pi she ti 548. 398. 541) 222 VIDYĀM_ 222 VIDYĀM "Ye she translates as ‘awesome virtue.VBS 3-2005) ".' This line of the mantra is also a great bright mantra with the great bright light treasury.Ayurveda-Institute. 249. 510. may I be cleansed. 388. It pervades all places. 4." (Hua . 109. Swo pe he two la. Pan two pan two ni 552. 482. 65) 222 223 224 CCHIN DAYAMI KILAYĀMI PARIBRĀJAKA ". Sa wa he." 27 6 Di shan Sa pi shan 220 TESĀM SARVESĀM 220 TESĀM SARVESĀM "Awesome virtue quells the deviant and smashes evil demons. The eternallyabiding Buddha Jewel remains forever auspicious. 108. 221 SARVA GRAHĀNAM "By being mindful of . They influence those with consciousness to cultivate precepts and samadhi." (Shasta Abbey: p.VBS 5-2005) ".VBS 6-2005) 28 2 28 3 224 225 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ 224 225 KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI ". They help you go directly to the Hall of Enlightenment." (Hua -. 105. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 112. 65) 221 SARVA GRAHĀNAM 27 8 Pi two ye she (For Pi di ye. Bu ni di. ‘good indeed!' The kings gather in upright and virtuous ones. 385. Vidya [universally enlightening]. E na li 547.VBS 2-2005) 27 9 28 0 28 1 Chen two ye mi Ji la ye me Bwo li Ba la je jya Chi li dan Pi two ye she 222 223 224 CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI PARI BRĀJAKA "By being mindful of .VBS 8-2005) Page 97 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 106. Pi two ye." (Hua . Da jr two 545. may I be cleansed. . The awesome virtue of Proper Enlightenment is the most supreme. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 397.Shurangama-Mantra. Pi la 549.VBS 12 2004) "All the ghost and spirit kings mentioned above Are the leaders who protect practitioners in the ten directions. 202. visit www. 502. To return to the origin. see 23." (Hua . 2. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.VBS 7-2005) ". 399." (Hua . Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 391. 107. 221. see 7.org . Ba she la 550.BTTSonline. www. 392.org For latest version. 399. 320. Good and faithful ones resolve to seek the proper path." (Hua . 103." (Hua . It is impossible to fathom the wonderful aspects of this line." (Hua .' and also as ‘epitome. 389. 128. 394. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 198. E Jya La. light pervades everywhere. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 395. the light universally shines. 403. . 396. 278-358. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 277. 386. go back to the source. 165. Ning Jye Li 544. Chr Two Ni.VBS 2 2005) "Wondrous and hard to fathom is the great bright mantra treasury. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit].VBS 1 2005) 27 7 Sa pe Jye la he nan (Sa pwo jye la he nan) For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 387." (Hua . 537." (Hua . 404. With laughing words.

Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 2. the earth spirit is actually a transformation of Vairochana Buddha of the Center (Shakyamuni). may I be cleansed.Shurangama-Mantra. old-age. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.VBS 6-1984) "." (Hua . the Purifier who rages like a tempest. E La He Di.BTTSonline. ." (Shasta Abbey: p. 3.VBS 3-2006) ". 107.VBS 6-2006) ".Ayurveda-Institute. Su Chye Dwo Ye.org For latest version. Ba she la 550." (Hua ." (Hua . printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." (Hua . For example. Da jr two 545. see lines 31.VBS 10-2005) ".The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.O. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Nan 546.VBS 8-2006) ". 65) 226 KILAYĀMI (DĀKA) DĀKINI KRTĀM ". www. Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. 105. Actually." (Generator." (Hua . and death)." (Hua . E Jya La. 4. 106. Practitioners who with one mind cultivate the true meaning Are constantly guarded and aided so they do not give rise to anger or greed." (Hua ." (Shasta Abbey: p. Pi la 549." (Hua . Pi she ti 548. Pan two pan two ni 552." (Hua . Mi Li Ju. 463. E na li 547. 505) Note the Dakini Devis KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 227 228 228 229 230 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI MAHĀ PA'SUPATIYA "By being mindful of . San Myau San Pu Two Sye. AnabolismMetabolism-Catabolism) 29 3 29 4 29 5 29 6 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 231 232 232 233 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status.VBS 2-2006) ". 414) 231 RUDRA "By being mindful of Rudra. Ning Jye Li 544." (Hua ." (Hua .VBS 4-2006) 29 2 Mwo he Bwo su Bwo dan ye Lu two la (For the Lu two la God Rudra [Shiva].VBS 12-2005) ". Swo pe he 28 4 28 5 28 6 28 7 28 8 28 9 29 0 29 1 Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 225 226 227 CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI DĀKINĪ "By being mindful of .VBS 5-2006) ". Chr Two Ni." (Shasta Abbey: p." (Hua .VBS 11-2005) Cha yan ni (For Cha chi ni [Dakini] see 286. they are manifestations of the Buddhas. offer up their protection. 225.VBS 1-2006) ". 65) Shiva / Rudra / Shankara is the Vata principle of catabolism (sickness.VBS 12-1984) "The retinue of heavenly spirits and leisurely immortals." (Hua .D. ." (Hua . Earth deities and their assemblies. 108. visit www. Two li 551. It is the "destroyer" aspect of "G. 65) ".OperatorDestroyer.VBS 7-2006) ".VBS 9-2005) ". by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. may I be cleansed.VBS 9-2006) Page 98 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.com or www.org . may I be cleansed. 292." (Hua . Kapha-Pitta-Vata. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.

he dwells in the dragon palace. Da jr two 545. perpetuation). printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.VBS 2-2007) "." (Hua . Anabolism-MetabolismCatabolism) ". Kapha-Pitta-Vata. Ning Jye Li 544. Two li 551." (Hua ." (Generator.VBS 7-2007) "The Great Brahma King is named Great Mwo he Jya la Page 99 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. The water spirit is a manifestation of Akshobhya Buddha of the East (Bhaisajya Guru -.VBS 12-2006) ". Pi she ti 548." (Hua . Brahma-VishnuShiva. Or roars in breakers.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 108." (Hua . who swallows the serpent of hate.VBS 4-2007) ". Ba she la bang ni pan 553. It is the "operator" aspect of "G.com or www." (Shasta Abbey: p." (Shasta Abbey: p. 105. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E na li 547. Actually.VBS 12-1984) "Ruling aquatic creatures. 65) Narayana Vishnu "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status. Nan 546.VBS 10-2006) "." (Hua .VBS 10-1984) Vishnu / Narayana / Krishna / Dhanvantari is the Pitta metabolic principle of metabolism (sustenance. E Jya La." (Hua . E La He Di." (Hua .VBS 6-2007) ". Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.VBS 3-2007) 29 8 29 9 30 0 30 1 30 2 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 234 235 235 236 237 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI TATVA GARUDA The Great Peng Bird "By being mindful of the True Garuda.Ayurveda-Institute.Shurangama-Mantra. may I be cleansed. Pan two pan two ni 552. Pi la 549. In the vast expansive ocean.org For latest version.VBS 11-2006) ".org . see lines 35-36." (Hua . 65) KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI Dan two Chye lu cha shi 30 3 30 4 30 5 30 6 30 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 237 238 238 239 240 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI MAHĀ KALA _ KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI "Mahakala.BTTSonline." (Hua . they are manifestations of the Buddhas." (Hua . www.VBS 5-2007) ". Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 2. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.Operator-Destroyer.VBS 1-2007) ". Swo pe he 29 7 Nwo la ye na (For Nwo la ye [Narayanaya]. he rides the surging waves." (Hua . Ba she la 550.D. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." (Hua . torrential swells. Him of the Dark ". 297) 234 NĀRĀYĀMNA "By being mindful of Naray±na. 3. and inundating floods.O. may I be cleansed. Mi Li Ju. He moistens and irrigates the myriad things.Medicine Master Buddha). visit www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 4. 106. Chr Two Ni. 107.

" (Hua . The myriad things mutually interact.VBS 12-2007) ". Da jr two 545. The true and mundane interchangeably function. rewarding the good. 3. see lines 40. punishing the evil." (Shasta Abbey: p. may I be cleansed. Su Chye Dwo Ye.BTTSonline. E na li 547.VBS 3-2008) "." (Hua .VBS 5-2008) ". The Way is cyclical and yet does not contradict itself. the Confident One. 416) "By being mindful of Mahak±la" (Shasta Abbey: p. Ning Jye Li 544. www. Such is the way of heaven!" (Hua . see 318. in the original perfect penetration.Jaya Kara [means victory]. whose skull is our begging bowl.VBS 6-2008) ". Two li 551. 65) "The myriad things are mutually created and do not harm one another. who put to flight the triply-fortified cities of the haughty asuras. may I be cleansed." (Hua . Lightening flashes and thunder claps awaken the blind and deaf.VBS 1-2008) ".VBS 2-2008) 30 8 Mwo dan li Chye na (For Mwo dan li jya na [Matragana] see lines 47. 65) 30 9 31 0 31 1 31 2 31 3 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 240 241 241 242 243 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI KĀPALIKA "By being mindful of Kap±lika. E La He Di. With his four arms and three eyes he regards the deviant and the proper." (Hua .VBS 10-1985) "." (Shasta Abbey: p." (Hua ." (Hua . E Jya La. The four seasons take their course and the myriad things come into being.com or www.org ." (Hua ." (Hua ." (Hua ." (Hua . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 7-2008) She ye Jye la (For She ye Jye la. 108. Ba she la 550. 65) KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI "." (Hua . 106. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 417) 240 MATRGANA "…and his host of Divine Mothers." (Shasta Abbey: p. 65) Realms. 2.VBS 10-1985) KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI Jya bwo li jya 31 4 31 5 31 6 31 7 31 8 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 243 244 244 245 246 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI JAYAKARA "By being mindful of those who make us victorious. 307." (Hua .VBS 8-2007) "Cloud Youth and Wood Mother drive and ride the wind. basically there is nothing. He rescues and guards all beings in their return. Pan two pan two ni 552.VBS 4-2008) ". Swo pe he 7 (For Mwo he Jya la ye [the God Maha Kalaya].VBS 9-2007) ". Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546. Pi she ti 548.Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org For latest version." (Shasta Abbey: p. 401) Page 100 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.VBS 3-1985) ". Mi Li Ju. visit www. 107. 105. 308.Ayurveda-Institute." (Hua . San Myau San Pu Two Sye.VBS 11-2007) ".VBS 10-2007) ". along with His host of Divine Mothers who dwell within the burning grounds of the dead. Chr Two Ni." (Hua . 60) Compassion.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and protecting the revival of Dharma. Pi la 549. 4. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.

202. "." (Hua .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." (Hua . "resources".VBS 5-2009) "." (Hua . 108. 406) CATUR_ BHAGINĪ "By being mindful of the Four Divine Sisters." (Hua . 112." (Shasta Abbey: p. 385. Artha refers to "means". 502." (Shasta Abbey: p. 394." (Hua . 403) For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.chatur [means the numeral 4]. 399. visit www. 320. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 407) 32 7 32 8 32 9 33 0 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 250 251 251 252 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI ". 395. 482. Swo pe he 31 9 32 0 Mwo du Jye la (For Mwo du Jye la. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." (Hua .VBS 10-2008) "." (Hua . Pi la 549.VBS 2-2009) ". .org For latest version." (Hua . 387. 128.org . the Transcendent Virtues that abide within the world beyond form. 65) Sarva means "all" in Sanskrit. 389. 207. 106.BTTSonline. may I be cleansed.VBS 12-2008) ". Chr Two Ni. Mi Li Ju. see 319." (Hua . San Myau San Pu Two Sye." (Hua .VBS 3-2009) Je du la (For je du lu .VBS 9-2008) 32 1 32 2 32 3 32 4 32 5 32 6 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 247 248 248 249 250 250 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI KRTAM VIDYĀM CCHINDAYAMI KILAYĀMI ".VBS 8-2008) Sa pe La two Swo da na (For Sa pe La two Swo da na or Sa pe La two Swo two li -. 325." (Hua .VBS 11-2008) ".VBS 6-2009) ". Pan two pan two ni 552. see 117. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 2. www. Su Chye Dwo Ye.Sarva Artha Sadhana [means All Resources for Cultivation]. 65) Madhu means "sweet" in Sanskrit. 386. 392. S±dhana means "practice" ". 403. see 99. 398. E na li 547. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Nan 546. 402) 246 MADHUKARA "those who offer us the Divine Nectar. see 326. 4. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la 550. Da jr two 545. 65) Pe chi ni (For fu chi ni or pe chi niBhagini[means the Divine Sisters]. 3. Two li 551. 107. E Jya La.VBS 4-2009) ". 510. Ning Jye Li 544." (Hua . see 320." (Shasta Abbey: p.Madhu Kara [means Sweet Nectar]. 247 SARVARTHA SĀDHANA "and those who grant us the means to do all that needs to be done. 388. 391. Pi she ti 548.VBS 7-2009) Page 101 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. and "wealth" in Sanskrit. see 7.VBS 1-2009) ". 109. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 277. 105. 397. 396. E La He Di. 221. may I be cleansed.Ayurveda-Institute.com or www.

bringer of joy. E Jya La." (Hua -." (Hua . The Chinese description is of two beings. great wind spirit" (Uma) -. The Indian depictions show Vinayaka. At the door of the Bodhimanda. E na li 547. Two li 551. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. and Dharma Protector Yeh Chia who has a human body and an elephant's head and a long trunk.D. Mi Li Ju." (Shasta Abbey: p.VBS 12-1984) "Most victorious. who has a human body and a boar's head. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Practitioners who with one mind cultivate the true meaning Are constantly guarded and aided so they do not give rise to anger or greed. they are manifestations of the Buddhas." Vinayaka is another Dharma protector who is particularly ugly and frightening. uprooting trees. Pi she ti 548. p.VBS 12-1984) 253 SIRIYAN GIRITI "By being mindful of Br²ngiriti. Even the third dhyana dreads this disaster. 225. E La He Di. 108. He is a protector with the various transformations which often show a boar or an elephant head with a trunk on a human body. Actually. 82) Shurangama Sutra: Vinayaka as well as all the evil ghost kings and their retinues will be led by deep kindness to always guard and protect them. 107. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.com or www. and death). It is the "destroyer" aspect of "G. With feelings of anger and hatred one does oneself in.O. the transformation into such bizarre appearances is intentional in order to instill fear in people so they will behave themselves. Kapha-Pitta-Vata.…" (Shasta Abbey: p. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. who "is a manifestation of the Buddha Jeweled Accomplishment of the North (Amoghasiddhi Buddha). Da jr two 545. 65) "Remover of obstacles" "Om Gam. For example. 65) "." Having been influenced by the profound compassion of the Buddha in the past. 106."Toppling houses. Actually. Volume Six -. Dharma Protector P'in Na. Pan two pan two ni 552.Son of Shiva and Uma For the Lu two la God Rudra [Shiva]. clearer of paths. Ning Jye Li 544. You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status." (Hua VBS 6-1984) Ganesh is the son of Uma. Pi la 549. Swo pe he 33 1 Pi li yang Chi li jr Nan two ji Sha la Chye na Bwo di Shiva / Rudra / Shankara is the Vata principle of catabolism (sickness. 2. offer up their protection. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." (Hua ." (Shurangama Sutra Commentary by Master Hsuan Hua. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 105. 292) Ganesh is the son of Shiva." "The retinue of heavenly spirits and leisurely immortals. these Page 102 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Commentary: "Vinayaka was mentioned in the description of setting up the Bodhimanda.Shurangama-Mantra. bringer of victory." (Hua . Ganesh is very "earthy. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Chr Two Ni. 65) ".VBS 7-1984) "Display as well images of "all Four Heavenly Kings. Anabolism-MetabolismCatabolism) "You shouldn't think that these spirits" or gods and goddesses "have a very low status. he is quite fearsome. the earth spirit" (Shiva) "is actually a transformation of Vairochana Buddha of the Center (Shakyamuni). Nan 546. with Vinayaka to the left and right of the door. …. and rapid. visit www. Ba she la 550. these images are placed on both sides for protection.VBS 9-2009) 254 GANA PATI "and G±napati.VBS 8-2009) 33 2 33 3 254 NANDIKE'SVARA "Nandikéshvara." (Hua . see lines 31. identified with the god Ganesha (Ganapati). may I be cleansed. In general he is extremely ugly." (GeneratorOperator-Destroyer. 4. G±napatiyé Namaha" "Jai Ganesh" -.Ayurveda-Institute. Earth deities" (Shiva) "and their assemblies. then.org For latest version. they are manifestations of the Buddhas. www. 3. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. He "as well as the evil ghost kings and their retinues will be led by deep kindness to always guard and protect them." (Hua VBS 12-1984) Being part Elephant. as one being possessing a human body with an elephant head.BTTSonline.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Vinayaka also appears as two standing beings with human bodies and elephant heads.Establishing the Bodhimanda. violent. She is "the wind spirit"." (Shasta Abbey: p. oldage.

" (Hua . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." (Hua ." (Hua . Volume 6.VBS 2-2010) ". Su Chye Dwo Ye. E La He Di.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Two li 551.com or www. E na li 547." (Hua . The Spiritual Mantra p. 65) ". 129 ". 2. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.BTTSonline. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. www. may I be cleansed. Commentary by Ven." (Hua .VBS 3-2010) Page 103 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi la 549.VBS 12-2009) ". Ba she la 550. Ning Jye Li 544. Chr Two Ni. 4. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." (Hua . 107. E Jya La. Mi Li Ju.org For latest version.VBS 11-2009) 255 256 256 257 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI ". 3. Swo pe he ghost kings and Dharma protectors have resolved to always guard and protect those who recite and uphold the Shurangama Mantra. 105." Shurangama Sutra. Da jr two 545. visit www.Ayurveda-Institute.Shurangama-Mantra. Nan 546. 106. . Pi she ti 548. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." (Shasta Abbey: p. 108. Pan two pan two ni 552. Hsuan Hua. The advantages of reciting the Shurangama Mantra are truly inconceivable.VBS 1-2010) ". printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.VBS 10-2009) 33 4 33 5 33 6 33 7 33 8 Swo syi ye Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 255 SAHEYA "By being mindful of .org .

" (Shasta Abbey: p. Da jr two 545. 65) ". Swo pe he 33 9 Na jye na She la pe na Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 258 NAGNA 'SRAMANA "By being mindful of .VBS 12-2010) ".org . 2. 344) ARHANTA "By being mindful of the Arahants (Arhats). Chr Two Ni. visit www. E Jya La. 4. 89 and 15." (Hua .VBS 2-2011) 35 0 35 1 35 2 35 3 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 263 264 264 265 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI ".VBS 1-2011) Pi dwo la chye Vitala? Vishnu incarnation? ". Bwo Li Dan La Ye. .VBS 9-2010) E lwo han (For E lwo han [Arhat] see lines 3. www." (Hua ." (Hua . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua." (Hua . 108." (Shasta Abbey: p." (Hua .com or www." (Hua . 105. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.VBS 8-2010) "." (Hua .VBS 5-2011) ". Ba she la bang ni pan 553." (Hua ." (Hua ." (Hua .VBS 11-2010) ". printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di.org For latest version. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.VBS 3-2011) ". Nan 546." (Hua . may I be cleansed. Pi she ti 548.VBS 5-2010) ". Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.VBS 4-2010) 34 0 34 1 34 2 34 3 34 4 258 259 259 260 261 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI ". may I be cleansed.VBS 6-2011) Page 104 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.VBS 10-2010) "." (Hua .BTTSonline. 63.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 65) Shramana -. Ning Jye Li 544." (Shasta Abbey: p. Mi Li Ju. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Two li 551.Monk ". Su Chye Dwo Ye." (Hua .Shurangama-Mantra. 79.VBS 4-2011) ". 107. 3.Ayurveda-Institute. 106. 65) 34 5 34 6 34 7 34 8 34 9 Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 261 261 261 262 263 KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI VĪTARĀ GANA "By being mindful of the excellent and distinguished assembly of monks (Bhikshu Sangha). Pan two pan two ni 552." (Hua ." (Hua . Ba she la 550. 84. Pi la 549.VBS 6-2010) ".VBS 7-2010) ". may I be cleansed. E na li 547. 68.

BTTSonline. 81.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Swo pe he 35 4 Ba she la Bwo ni 265 VAJRA PANI (For Ba she la [Vajra]. Pi la 549. E na li 547. Ning Jye Li 544." (Hua . 232. 4. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Whatever Dharma deeds we do will be done to ultimate perfection. www.Shurangama-Mantra. Mi Li Ju. 549. 49. 149. Nan 546. Pi she ti 548." (Hua . 471." (Hua . transform those in the universe. He he Su da na I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Page 105 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.VBS 4-2012) "For much learning and extensive study. 361) RAKSA MĀM 271 272 Pe chye fan Yin tu na Mwo mwo Sye (See lines 187. Chr Two Ni. 152. Without increasing anything or decreasing anything. Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Mwo he syi two ye." (Hua . 55. 3. 230." (Shasta Abbey: p. 552) (For Pani. 65) ". see lines 30. 364) "." (Hua . 108. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org ." (Hua . Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E Jya La. 252. Duo la ye ye. see lines 354. 86. 434) BHAGAVAM INSONA MAMA SYA (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 552) ". 362. 105. 34. see lines 52. 93. Hong. use the Jeweled Sutra Mantra 37: Syi two ye. Da jr two 545.com or www.VBS 7-2011) "By being mindful of Vajrap±ni. 75.VBS 3-2012) "Recite. 65. Ba she la 550. 70. Swo pe he. uphold. 354. 146. 65) 35 5 35 6 35 7 35 8 35 9 36 0 36 1 36 2 36 3 Jyu syi ye jyu shi ye Jya di bwo di Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi 267 268 268 269 ". Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." (Hua . Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 213. we reach Nirvana. Two li 551. 203. 164." (Hua . 161. visit www.VBS 10-2011) ". Ju zhu ju zhu. Reveal the teaching by bringing benefit and joy. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. …" (Shasta Abbey: p. 414." (Hua VBS 4-2001) ". 2. 60. keep thoughts and words few. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 106.VBS 1-2012) ". 177.VBS 8-2011) "The Bodhichitta of all the Tathagatas who hand holds the Jewel. 363." (Hua . be silently mindful. may I be cleansed. E La He Di.VBS 11-2011) ". Qie la qie la. 39. Mo la mo la.VBS 2-2012) La cha wang (For He la cha swo & La chan [Rakshasa ghosts] see lines 185. 175.org For latest version.Ayurveda-Institute. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.VBS 12-2011) ". Hu la. 408. 107. Pan two pan two ni 552. 162." (Hua .VBS 9-2011) KRTĀM VIDYĀM_ CCHINDAYĀMI KĪLAYĀMI RAKSA ". 214.

see lines 30. E La He Di. 55.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 66) 36 6 36 7 36 8 36 9 Na mwo Tswei du di E syi dwo na la la jya 275 276 277 277 NAMO STUTE ASITĀNALARKAH Bwo la pe (For Bwo la pe [Prabha -. 175. 3. Ni ye two la. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ning Jye Li 544. Chr Two Ni. Swo pe he Swo pe he. visit www. E na li 547. 531) 274 SITĀTAPATRA "I dedicate myself to Your Canopy of White Light. Po mo nu. 108. 107. 65. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 230. …" (Shasta Abbey: p. 86. 364) 273 BHAGAVAM "O Exalted One. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 368) PRABHA SPHUTA Syi pu ja Page 106 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Su Chye Dwo Ye.org . 365. 214. 2. 370. Two li 551.Ayurveda-Institute.org For latest version. 75. Syi dan dwo Bwo da la [Sitatapatram). 105. 49. 60. see lines 95. see lines 73. 66) 36 5 San dan dwo Bwo da la (For San dan dwo Bwo da lan. 106. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Bu ni di. www. Ba she la 550. 34. E Jya La. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi la 549. 39. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." Chant 3x Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Part IV 36 4 Pe chye fan (For Bhagavate [World Honored One]. 181. E he la. Sa la wa ni. 70. Hong. Pan two pan two ni 552. So Po He. Sa dan dwo Bwo da la.Shurangama-Mantra. Nan. Mi Li Ju.com or www." (Shasta Abbey: p." (Sudhana). Nan 546. 81. Pi she ti 548. 362. 93.radiance light]. Sa wa he. 4. Da jr two 545. Sa dan dwo Be di li. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.BTTSonline.

Pan ja (For pan [phat]. 531) 37 1 37 2 37 3 37 4 37 5 37 6 Shr fwo la Shr fwo la Two la Two la Pin two la Pin two la Chen two Chen two Hu syin Hu syin 1. 105. 365.BTTSonline. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he 37 0 Pi jya 278 VIKA SITĀTAPATREH Sa dan dwo Be di li (For San dan dwo Bwo da lan.Shurangama-Mantra. Syi dan dwo Bwo da la [Sitatapatram). printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 2. Pi la 549. Pan ja 5. E na li 547. Pan two pan two ni 552. 107. E La He Di. see lines 376-384. 370. Pan ja 2. PHAT 2. PHAT Not found in Buddhist Hybrid Sanskrit Page 107 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 552-553) 279 280 281 281 28228 3 284 285 JVALA JVALA DARA DARA VIDARA VIDARA _ CCHINDA CCHINDA HŪM HŪM "Hu. Nan 546. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. www. 4. PHAT 5. Da jr two 545. Pan ja 4. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 415-431. PHAT 4. E Jya La. Pi she ti 548. 108. see lines 95.Ayurveda-Institute. PHAT 3. 385-413.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. visit www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pan ja 3. Chr Two Ni. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Sa dan dwo Be di li. 3. 106.org For latest version." (Shasta Abbey: p. Two li 551. Sa dan dwo Bwo da la. Ning Jye Li 544. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.com or www. 66) 1. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Mi Li Ju.org .

by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Ni ye two la. Po mo nu.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Pi she ti 548. Hong.Shurangama-Mantra. Mi Li Ju. Mo la mo la. Ju zhu ju zhu.Ayurveda-Institute. So Po He. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Sa la wa ni." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 37 8 37 9 Syi syi Pan E mu jya ye Pan 287 288 HE HE PHAT See Amoghasiddhi Buddha. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hong. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Pi la 549.org For latest version. 107. 66) Page 108 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E na li 547. Swo pe he 37 7 Swo he 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. 4. Sa wa he. Bu ni di. Two li 551. Swo pe he.com or www. Swo pe he. 105." 286 SVĀHĀ Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Ba she la 550. Hu la. E Jya La. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pan two pan two ni 552. Mwo he syi two ye. visit www. E La He Di. Qie la qie la. 3. Da jr two 545. E he la. Nan 546. 106. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Ning Jye Li 544. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.org . Nan. Chr Two Ni. 108. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. AMOGHAYĀ PHAT ". 2.BTTSonline." (Shasta Abbey: p. Duo la ye ye. www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.

Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 202. 221. 398. 386. 128. Da jr two 545. 66) GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Po mo nu. 397. Nan 546.Ayurveda-Institute. Pi la 549. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 109. 112.org . 502. Qie la qie la. 385. 482. 415431. see 7. Hong. 385. 403. E na li 547. 109. Ba she la 550. 389. 320. 391. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 389. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E Jya La. 277. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 387. 392. 3. 112. Ning Jye Li 544. 221. Ju zhu ju zhu. 510. Swo pe he 38 0 38 1 38 2 38 3 38 4 E bwo la ti he dwo Pan Pe la Bwo la two Pan E su la Pi two la Bwo jya Pan 289 290 291 291 291 APARATIHATĀYA PHAT VARA PRADĀYĀ PHAT ASURA VIDRĀ PAKĀYA PHAT "To the One who puts the warring asura to flight. 552-553) 38 6 Sa pe Na chye Bi pan For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. www. Nan. Ni ye two la. 128. 277.com or www. 391. E he la. 387. see lines 376-384.org For latest version. 399. Pan two pan two ni 552." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Page 109 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Duo la ye ye. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 394. 107. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 66) Naga means "dragon" in Sanskrit. visit www. 392. E La He Di. Mi Li Ju. 66) (For pan [phat]. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 396. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 388. see 99. Sa la wa ni. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Hong. 395. 386. 38 5 Sa pe Ti pi Bi pan For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 106. 320.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 293 SARVA NAGE BHYAH PHAT "To all nagas. see 99. 202. 395. 2. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. Mwo he syi two ye. He he Su da na (Sudhana).Shurangama-Mantra. 385-413. Mo la mo la. Two li 551. Chr Two Ni. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p." Chant 3x 292 I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Sarva means "all" in Sanskrit. Sa wa he. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 4. Hu la. 388. 105. So Po He. 108. 394. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. SARVA DEVE BHYAH PHAT "To all celestial beings. Pi she ti 548. Swo pe he.BTTSonline. see 7. Swo pe he. 396. Bu ni di. Deva means "heavenly being" in Sanskrit.

391. 452.org .com or www. 251. Mi Li Ju. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 109. 295 SARVA GANDHARVE BHYAH PHAT "To all who distract by singing. 320. 482. E Jya La. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi she ti 548. "goblin". Ning Jye Li 544. 277. 109. 502. 391. 397. 2. "pixie". 482. 399.Shurangama-Mantra. 392. 389. "gremlin". 107. 482. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 388. 387. 112. 398. 221. and "mischievous child. Pi la 549. 112. Chr Two Ni. 386. 399. 128. 395. www.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. see 99. Ba she la 550. Da jr two 545. 385. 66) Page 110 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 403. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 294 SARVA YAKSE BHYAH PHAT "To all imps of mischief and scorn." (For Yau cha [Yaksha ghosts] see lines 202. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 502. "scamp" . 398. 202. 221. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. "urchin". Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 387. 320. 105. 385. 108. 403. Two li 551. 106. 3. E La He Di. 389. 510. 277. E na li 547. 398. 394. 202. "sprite". 396. visit www.org For latest version. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pan two pan two ni 552. 397. "rascal". Swo pe he 397. 526) 38 8 Sa pe Chyan ta pe Bi pan For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 38 7 Sa pe Yau cha Bi pan For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. "demon". "fairy". 388. 386. see 7.Ayurveda-Institute. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. see 7. 510. 510. Nan 546. 396. 392. 387. 403. 128. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 66) Other synonyms for "imp" are "elf". 394.BTTSonline. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 399. 395. 502. see 99. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 4.

387. 4.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 202. see 99. 277. they become clearheaded even in dreams. E bwo syi mwo li [epilepsy]. 394. 128. 395. Two li 551. see 7.VBS 5-2003) 39 0 39 1 Jya ja Bu dan na Bi pan Sa pe Tu lang jr di 297 298 KATA PUTANE BHYAH PHAT SARVA DURLAMGHIMTE BHYAH PHAT SARVA DUSPRA_ KSITE BHYAH PHAT 39 2 39 3 39 4 Bi pan Sa pe Tu zi bi li Chi shai di Bi pan Sa pe Shr pe li Bi pan Sa pe E bwo syi mwo li Bi pan (For E bwo sa mwo la. Pi she ti 548. 461) 299 299 300 39 5 301 SARVA JVARE BHYAH PHAT SARVA APASMĀRE BHYAH PHAT SARVA 'SRAMANE BHYAH PHAT SARVA TĪRTHIKE BHYAH PHAT (see Shr fa la. The light of wisdom shines throughout." (Hua .com or www. Ning Jye Li 544. 476. E na li 547. 386. Mi Li Ju. 477. This blue-colored ghost disturbs people. The youth bows in worship everyday. Nan 546. When they leave delusion far behind. 395.BTTSonline. Swo pe he 38 9 Sa pe Bu dan na Bi pan For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. Pi la 549. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 221." (Hua . Bwo Li Dan La Ye. visit www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. see 260. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Pan two pan two ni 552. 398. 399. 3. 397.fever]. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. see 394. 108. 105. 388. so up he steps. www. 396. Ba she la 550. 482. 109. E Jya La. Shr pe li [Jvara .Shurangama-Mantra. 320. 391. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 2. 502. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. Chr Two Ni. 510. E La He Di. It is also the name of an epilepsy-ruling spirit. 506) "Called a big tall tree. 392. 471.org .VBS 8-2003) 39 6 39 7 Sa pe She la pe na Bi pan Sa pe Di di ji Bi pan 302 303 Page 111 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. With the paramitas of patience and vigor. E bwo syi mwo la.org For latest version. 66) PASTE IN MATERIAL FROM SHURANGAMA SUTRA VOLUME 6 ABOUT THESE GHOSTS "Developing tremendous attachment. 389. 107. Da jr two 545. 296 SARVA PUTANE BHYAH PHAT "To all. 106.Ayurveda-Institute. it takes the form of a wild fox. 385. 482. onto a jeweled lotus. 112. 403. they guard bodies already dead.

459) 305 SARVA VIDYĀ (For Pi di ye. 278358. 3. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 198. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la 550. 399. visit www. 105. 249.BTTSonline. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 404.Shurangama-Mantra. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 2. www. 541) Page 112 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 103. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Swo pe he 39 8 39 9 Sa pe Dan mwo two ji Bi pan Sa pe Pi two ye 304 SARVA UNMĀMDE BHYAH PHAT (see 398. Ning Jye Li 544.org For latest version. Chr Two Ni. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi two ye. 108. E Jya La. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 410. Pi la 549.Ayurveda-Institute. 106. Vidya [universally enlightening]. see 23. Two li 551. Da jr two 545. 4. Pi she ti 548. Nan 546.com or www.org . 537. E na li 547. Mi Li Ju. Pan two pan two ni 552. 165.

Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pan two pan two ni 552. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 249. 106. Acharya means "teacher" in Sanskrit. 401) 306 306 310 Jaya or Jai means "victory" in Sanskrit.Sarva Artha Sadhana [means All Resources for Cultivation].Jaya Kara [means victory].Madhu Kara [means Sweet Nectar]." (Hua . 103. 400. Pi la 549.org For latest version. 4. Fu chi ni Bi pan (For fu chi ni or pe chi niBhagini[means the Divine Sisters].VBS 5-2001) 40 1 40 2 40 3 She ye Jye la (For She ye Jye la. see 318. Ning Jye Li 544. 404. Pi two ye. see 23.chatur [means the numeral 4]. 165. Ba she la 550.Shurangama-Mantra." (Shasta Abbey: p. E na li 547. 415) 305 RĀJE CĀRYE BHYAH PHAT JAYA KARA "To all those who make us victorious. S±dhana means "practice" or " Mwo du Jye la (For Mwo du Jye la. 77. Chr Two Ni. 410. see 117. 406) 308 CARYE BHYAH PHAT "or are teachers of spiritual knowledge. Page 113 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. "resources". E La He Di. E Jya La. see 320. 67) MADHU KARA "or offer us the Divine Nectar. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.org . 87. Pi she ti 548. It also aids lonely elders and orphaned children. The most supreme honored one brings benefit and joy. 2. 247.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Sarva means "all" in Sanskrit. 541) 308 VIDYĀ _ 40 5 Je li Bi pan Je du la (For je du lu . Inspires awe. 403) SAVĀRTHA SADDHĀKE BHYAH PHAT "or create the means to do all that needs to be done. 67) 40 6 40 7 309 309 CATUR_ BHAGINĪ BHYAH PHAT "To the Four Divine Sisters. www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 67) RĀJA BHAYA "This line resolves all sorts of problems with the law. Swo pe he 40 0 La shr Je li Bi pan (For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58. and augments wisdom and blessings. 105. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 108. Artha refers to "means". 537. Two li 551. Mi Li Ju.com or www. 107. 67) SEE MONIER WILLIAMS Vidya means "knowledge" in Sanskrit. 207. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Nan 546. 325. Madhu means "sweet" in Sanskrit. and "wealth" in Sanskrit. 3. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. …" (Shasta Abbey: p. 278-358. 402) Sa pe La two Swo two li Bi pan (For Sa pe La two Swo da na or Sa pe La two Swo two li -. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Ayurveda-Institute. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 198.BTTSonline. 399. 73. Da jr two 545. see 319. visit www. dispels disasters. 40 4 Pi di ye (For Pi di ye." (Shasta Abbey: p. Vidya [universally enlightening].

" Chant 3x 313 I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 41 4 Ba she la Shang jye la ye (For Ba she la [Vajra].BTTSonline.Ayurveda-Institute. 165. Chr Two Ni. Sa la wa ni. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. magic phrases. 67) 310 40 8 40 9 Ba she la (For Ba she la [Vajra]. Mi Li Ju. Duo la ye ye. me. Vidya [universally enlightening]. Inspires awe.VBS 1-2000) 41 3 Yi chi li bi pan 312 IRE BHYAH PHAT "To the. Two li 551. Pi la 549.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Hong. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 552-553) Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 162. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Shiva / Rudra / Shankara is the "You shouldn't think that these spirits have a very low status. Pi two ye. 412. 552) VAJRA _ KAUMĀRI "To the Vajra Handmaidens who uphold the Families and …" (Shasta Abbey: p. 107. and Then roam at ease with happiness that knows no boundaries. 354. 399. 4. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 161. Swo pe he. Pi she ti 548. The most supreme honored one brings benefit and joy. Sa wa he. and them! All living beings go to their true home. see lines 52. Hoping to evoke the power of responses that tally with the Way. Nan 546. and unveil wisdom " (Hua . Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 67) Jyu mwo li 310 Kumari or Kaumari means "Young Maidens" or "Young Virgins" in Sanskrit. Actually. 177. Nan. 146.com or www. 103. 164. Hong. Po mo nu. Ju zhu ju zhu. see 23. 105. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Qie la qie la. 149. 3. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la 550. increase all blessing. Pan two pan two ni 552. 175. 98.org For latest version. 534) 311 RĀJE BHYAH PHAT "to the Lords of Knowledge." (Hua VBS 5-2001) 41 2 312 MAHĀ PRATYUNG_ "Quickly step up to the other shore: you. they are manifestations of the Page 114 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." (Hua . 198. 415. 66) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Vidya means "knowledge" in Sanskrit. Mwo he syi two ye." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. see lines 52. go back to the source. 537. dispels disasters. Mo la mo la. E he la. He can eradicate disasters. Return to the root. Swo pe he. Ning Jye Li 544. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 408. It also aids lonely elders and orphaned children.Shurangama-Mantra. So Po He. see lines 97. 414. 217.VBS 5-2001) "This line resolves all sorts of problems with the law. intimidating might and venerable virtue. E Jya La. 249.VBS 3-1990) "The Dharma Light shines everywhere. 415-431. VAJRA ÀANKALĀYA "To the Vajra Shank±ra. We bow sincerely in respect to the secret. He he Su da na (Sudhana). 108. 404.org . 410. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 67) RĀJA BHAYA "This Bodhisattva is replete with awesome virtue. We are intent upon returning to our origin and being certified to Bodhi. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. E La He Di. Bu ni di. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. the sound is masterful. www. E na li 547. Hu la. 106. gain to the ultimate. and augments wisdom and blessings. Ni ye two la. 549. Swo pe he see 326. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. see lines 376-399. 2. 407) (For pan [phat]. 41 0 Pi two ye (For Pi di ye. 278-358. the Shankara refers to Shiva." (Hua . 541) 311 VIDYĀ 41 1 La shr Bi pan Mwo he bwo la ding yang (For Bwo la di Yang chi la or Bwo la dyan or Bwo la ding yang Yi chi li or Bwo la jang chi or Bwo lai jang chi lan [Pratyungiram or Pratyungire]. Da jr two 545. 152.

" (Hua . offer up their protection.VBS 4-1990) Page 115 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 415) (For pan [phat]. 67) (For the Lu two la God Rudra [Shiva]. 552-553) 314 PRATUNGIRA RĀJAYA PHAT "When you blow the Dharma conch. 3. These occur because hateful demons create them. Ba she la 550. It isn't that you force them to. 87. see lines 97. 385-413. Earth deities and their assemblies. old-age. 217. Pi she ti 548. the earth spirit is actually a transformation of Vairochana Buddha of the Center (Shakyamuni). Two li 551. 354. Vajrapani Bodhisattva always wields his Vajra pestle.BTTSonline. E na li 547. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.OperatorDestroyer.Ayurveda-Institute. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. and death). Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 2. 549. 107. 177. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Kapha-Pitta-Vata. 415-431. visit www.D. 552) Beneficent Lord of Transformations . 412. 4. E La He Di. 106. 164. see lines 31. They just think it over and decide to change from evil and go towards the good. 77." (Generator.org .VBS 4-1990) 41 5 Bwo la jang chi La she ye pan (For Bwo la di Yang chi la or Bwo la dyan or Bwo la ding yang Yi chi li or Bwo la jang chi or Bwo lai jang chi lan [Pratyungiram or Pratyungire].Shurangama-Mantra. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. see lines 376-384.VBS 6-1984) "Blow the great Dharma conch and beat the Dharma drum! Smash and subdue hateful demons. 108. 152. the hateful demons naturally lose their hatred. Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. 73." (Hua ." (Hua . It is the "destroyer" aspect of "G. 149. 292. Su Chye Dwo Ye." (Hua . 175.org For latest version. 162. Pan two pan two ni 552. 415. 414) Vata principle of catabolism (sickness. Cause all living creatures to ascend the other shore. either. E Jya La. 414. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 408.com or www. 161. Da jr two 545.O. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 4-1990) "This hateful energy may cause you to run intro calamities or get various kinds of weird illnesses. Mi Li Ju. 400. leave the pain of sickness behind. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ning Jye Li 544. 98. AnabolismMetabolism-Catabolism) Buddhas." (Hua . 225. Pi la 549. 105. Nan 546.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Swo pe he 146. For example.VBS 12-1984) "The retinue of heavenly spirits and leisurely immortals. Chr Two Ni. 534) (For la she ye [rajaya] see lines 58. Practitioners who with one mind cultivate the true meaning Are constantly guarded and aided so they do not give rise to anger or greed. 247.

60) "The myriad things are mutually created and do not harm one another. 307. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. see lines 17 & 418. 4. Do not confuse with lines 38 & 48 Syi jye li dwo ye [Skrtaya]) 317 NAMAH SKRTĀYA PHAT "To the. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute. The four seasons take their course and the myriad things come into being. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.O.com or www. The myriad things mutually interact. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. punishing the evil.VBS 10-1985) 41 8 Na mwo swo jye li dwo ye pan (For Swo jye li two [Sukrta]. Peace!" (Shasta Vishnu / Narayana / Krishna / Dhanvantari is the Pitta metabolic principle of metabolism (sustenance. visit www. 3." (Shasta Abbey: p. Avaloki5a-VajraPani. With his four arms and three eyes he regards the deviant and the proper. Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. 2. He rescues and guards all beings in their return.org For latest version. 105. Ba she la 550. 420) 219 BRAHMĪNĪYE PHAT "To Brahma. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 416) 315 MAHĀ KĀLĀYA "To Mahak±la. perpetuation).Shurangama-Mantra. and protecting the revival of Dharma. basically there is nothing. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.org . who put to flight the triply-fortified cities of the haughty asuras.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The Way is cyclical and yet does not contradict itself. Chr Two Ni.BTTSonline. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Mi Li Ju. perpetuator of all phenomenon. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p." (Shasta Abbey: p. in the original perfect penetration. 107.VBS 3-1985) "Cloud Youth and Wood Mother drive and ride the wind. Da jr two 545. Pan two pan two ni 552. see lines 28. Pi la 549. 108. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ning Jye Li 544. 308. Two li 551." (Generator. 60) "The Great Brahma King is named Great Compassion. It is the "operator" aspect of "G. along with His host of Divine Mothers who dwell within the burning grounds of the dead. rewarding the good. 67) "Mahakala. E Jya La.Operator-Destroyer. Su Chye Dwo Ye. AnabolismMetabolism-Catabolism) This is the Kapha principle of anabolism (birth and growth)." (Hua . 67) 41 9 Bi shai na bei ye pan 318 VISNAVIYE PHAT "To Vishnu. The true and mundane interchangeably function. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. Swo pe he Source: Bremer Thangka. Him of the Dark Realms. 106. creator of all phenomena." (Hua . Such is the way of heaven!" (Hua . Pi she ti 548.jpg 41 6 Mwo he Jya la ye (For Mwo he Jya la ye [the God Maha Kalaya]. It is the "operator" aspect of Page 116 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. KaphaPitta-Vata. E na li 547.VBS 10-1985) 41 7 Mwo he Mwo dan li jya na (For Mwo dan li jya na [Matragana] see lines 47. E La He Di. 67) 42 0 Bwo la he mwo ni ye pan (For Ba la he mwo ni [the God Brahma]. the Confident One. Lightening flashes and thunder claps awaken the blind and deaf. 67) "…along with His host of Divine Mothers who dwell within the burning grounds of the dead. Nan 546. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. www.D. see lines 40. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 417) 316 MAHĀ MATRGANA "To His host of Divine Mothers.

Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. Da jr two 545. 424) "To A²ndri. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. AnabolismMetabolism-Catabolism) 42 1 E chi ni ye pan 320 (For E chi ni [agni] see lines 134.O. he is a Great Bodhisattva. or Indra. 106. Pi la 549. see lines 29.com or www. 4. 292) "You shouldn't think that these spirits" and goddesses "have a very low status. who follows upon Indra as violence follows upon warlike intentions. and rapid. 68) "To the Cham³ndi. weaver and severer of enchantments. 421. Kapha-Pitta-Vata.VBS 12-1984) "Most victorious. Pi she ti 548. Brahma-Vishnu-Shiva. he is quite fearsome. He dispenses the provisional for the sake of the real. Ba she la 550. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. see lines 29. 515) AGNIYE PHAT "To Agni. great wind spirit -. cultivating blessings. they are manifestations of the Buddhas. see lines 31." (Hua . E La He Di. violent. Nan 546. 68) 42 4 Mye dan li ye pan 323 INDRĪYE PHAT (For the Yin two la ye God Indra [Shakra Indra Devanam] and his consort Mye dan li [Indriye or Aindri]. 3. Her of the Dark Realms. Mi Li Ju." (Hua . Peace!" Look this one up on the Internet Page 117 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 68) 42 2 Mwo he jye li ye pan 321 MAHĀ KĀLĪYE PHAT "To Mahakal². 68) "Lord of Heaven.org For latest version. 68) For the Lu two la God Rudra [Shiva]. Su Chye Dwo Ye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 108. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.VBS 12-1984) 42 6 Je wen cha ye pan 325 CAMUNDĪYE PHAT (Shasta Abbey: p. 424) 42 3 Jye la tan chr ye pan 322 KARADANDIYE PHAT "To Kal±dandi. also called Lau dan li [Raudriye] Goddess Uma [Shiva's Consort].VBS 7-1984) 42 5 Lau dan li ye pan 324 (For the Wu mwo Bwo di [Umapati]. E Jya La. Even the third dhyana dreads this disaster.Shurangama-Mantra.D. E na li 547.OperatorDestroyer. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. wisdom's flame which consumes all ignorance and passion. With feelings of anger and hatred one does oneself in." (Generator. wielder of the scythe of death. who follows upon Rudra as self-righteousness and brutality follow upon rage. 225. uprooting trees. 105. Ning Jye Li 544. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 2. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. the Goddess of Death. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. see lines 32. 425) RAUDRĪYE PHAT "To the Ra³dri. Pan two pan two ni 552.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 235." (Hua . 107.Toppling houses. Brahma gods and the Sagely assemblies all regard him with esteem.VBS 4-1984) "The wind spirit is a manifestation of the Buddha Jeweled Accomplishment of the North (Amoghasiddhi Buddha).BTTSonline. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Two li 551. Swo pe he Abbey: p. True God. Senses For the Yin two la ye God Indra [Shakra Indra Devanam]. Chr Two Ni. he practices the Six Paramitas. Actually." (Hua . 67) "G. Amassing the good. 68) Kali.org . Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. www.Ayurveda-Institute.

San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 3. Sa la wa ni. Mo la mo la. 68) Jya bwo li ye pan 327 KĀPĀRĪYE PHAT "To Kap±li. Page 118 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.org .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Sa wa he. www. 68) E di mu jr dwo (For E di mu jr dwo & E di mu di [Adhimukto]. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 106. E na li 547. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. 68) (For pan [phat]. see lines 44 & 429) 328 328 329 ADHIMUKTO "To the. He he Su da na (Sudhana). see lines 376-384. Hong. Duo la ye ye. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p. Ni ye two la. Swo pe he. 108. Hong. Swo pe he Om Aim Rhim Klim Chamundaye Viche 42 7 42 8 42 9 43 0 43 1 Jye lwo la dan li ye pan 326 KALARATRĪYE "To Kal±ratri. 415-431. Mi Li Ju. Da jr two 545. E La He Di. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hu la. E Jya La. Nan.org For latest version. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye.Ayurveda-Institute. who wears the necklace of skulls. Pi she ti 548. Chr Two Ni. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ning Jye Li 544. Swo pe he. Mwo he syi two ye. 2. E he la. 4. visit www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi la 549. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 385-413. Bu ni di. 552-553) VASINĪYE PHAT "To the. Ba she la 550. Nan 546. Qie la qie la.Shurangama-Mantra.com or www." Chant 3x 330 331 332 YEKE CITTĀ SATVA SYA I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 43 2 43 3 43 Yan ji jr Sa two pe sye Mwo mwo yin tu na MAMA 177 MAMA "We entreat the Buddhas to use their power in aiding. 105. 68) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. 68) Jya shr mwo she nwo Pe sz ni ye pan 'SMA 'SANA "To the. Ju zhu ju zhu. Po mo nu. who brings the dark night of death. 107. So Po He. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552.BTTSonline. Peace!" (Shasta Abbey: p.

Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la 550.org For latest version. Sa la wa ni. May we swiftly reach the level of non-retreat and continue to be vigorous. Swo pe he. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.com or www. Swo pe he." (Hua . Qie la qie la. names may soon be announced." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Part V Page 119 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.Shurangama-Mantra. Mi Li Ju. visit www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." (Hua . Whatever Dharma deeds we do will be done to ultimate perfection.BTTSonline. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Hu la. E na li 547. In the process of selecting sage and worthy ones. 106.VBS 3-2001) "Recite. Ni ye two la. E La He Di. ad supporting us. Bu ni di. Nan 546.Ayurveda-Institute. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi she ti 548. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Po mo nu. 105. be silently mindful.VBS 3-2001) (INSONA MAMA SYA) "May whatever Dharmas we cultivate. Pi la 549. Ning Jye Li 544. such as the Shurangama Dharma of upholding the Shurangama Mantra. Sa wa he. Two li 551. 108. Reveal the teaching by bringing benefit and joy. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 434) (INSONA MAMA SYA) "We are praying that whatever Dharmas we practice will swiftly be perfected. Duo la ye ye. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan. we reach Nirvana. 107. 232. Hong. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 4.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Hong. transform those in the universe. Mo la mo la. 2. Mwo he syi two ye." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na.org . Ju zhu ju zhu. 363. E he la. So Po He. Thereby enabling us to perfectly accomplish the Dharma deeds we do. 3. Swo pe he 4 mwo mwo sye (See lines 187. be carried to complete perfection." (Hua VBS 4-2001) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. keep thoughts and words few." (Hua . www.VBS 3-2001) protecting. He he Su da na (Sudhana). E Jya La. uphold. Without increasing anything or decreasing anything. Da jr two 545. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.

E La He Di. Pan two pan two ni 552. Hu la. Ju zhu ju zhu. Swo pe he. 4. 2. Nan 546.Shurangama-Mantra. 106. Qie la qie la. Nan.com or www. Mo la mo la. E Jya La.BTTSonline. Pi la 549. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. So Po He. Ni ye two la. Bu ni di. E he la. E na li 547. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Swo pe he 43 5 43 6 Tu shai ja E mwo dan li Jr dwo Jr dwo 333 334 DUSTA CITTĀ AMAITRA CITTĀ Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Duo la ye ye. Ning Jye Li 544. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. Hong.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 105. 3. Chr Two Ni. Pi she ti 548. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." Chant 3x 340 341 DRASTA CITTĀ (332) PAPA CITTĀ 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Sa la wa ni. Mi Li Ju. Two li 551. Hong. 108. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 107. He he Su da na (Sudhana).org .Ayurveda-Institute.org For latest version. Sa wa he. Da jr two 545. Mwo he syi two ye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Bwo Li Dan La Ye." I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 43 7 43 8 43 9 44 0 44 1 44 2 44 3 44 4 44 5 44 6 44 7 44 8 Wu she Chye pe Lu di la Pe swo Mwo she She dwo Shr bi dwo He la He la He la He la He la He la He la 335 336 337 338 339 340 341 342 343 344 345 346 UJĀ HĀRĀ GARBHA HĀRĀ RUDHIRĀ HĀRĀ VASĀ HĀRĀ MAJJĀ HĀRĀ JATĀ HĀRĀ JĪVITA HĀRĀ BALYĀ HĀRĀ GANDHĀ HĀRĀ PUSPĀ HĀRĀ PHALĀ HĀRĀ SASYĀ HĀRĀ Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da 342 343 344 345 346 RAUDRA CITTĀ VIRVAISA CITTĀ AMAITRA CITTĀ (333) UTMĀDAYANTI KĪLAYANTĪ MATRAYANTI Balya (Ba lyau ye) He la Chyan two He la Bu shr bwo He la Pwo la Pe sye He la He la 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Page 120 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Po mo nu. visit www.

Swo pe he. Hong. Mo la mo la. Yellow jaundice and other calamities Are quickly dispelled by the Youth Dharma Protector. Maha Prajnaparamita!" (Hua . Ning Jye Li 544." Page 121 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Nan. 255." (Hua . Eradicate the obstructions of poisons and drugs In order to uphold the endless principles of the Thus Come Ones. 105." Chant 3x 350 351 352 353 354 YAKSA GRAHĀ RĀKSASA GRAHĀ PRETA GRAHĀ PI'SACA GRAHĀ BHŪTA GRAHĀ Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 44 9 45 0 45 1 Be bwo Tu shai ja Lau two la jr dwo jr dwo jr dwo 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. as if they were alive. he displays awesome spirit. He he Su da na (Sudhana). 252.org For latest version.VBS 2-2003) "Great Body and Self-born are the ghost king's names. Swo pe he. Swo pe he extensive study." Chant 3x 347 348 349 PĀPA CITTĀ DUSTA CITTĀ RAUDRA CITTĀ Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 2. Nan 546. So one escapes perilous paths and is not struck by lightning. 387. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Strong enough to move mountains. Hu la. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Those of the same race should listen attentively! Guard the spiritual and animal souls and follow the Right Teaching." (Hua . Po mo nu. Swo pe he. Sa wa he. 251.Ayurveda-Institute.VBS 11-2002) "Speedy and terrifying rakshasa ghosts Guard the ladies-in-waiting and protect their chastity. you'll gain a new life. Ju zhu ju zhu. Swo pe he." na. Pi she ti 548.VBS 1-2003) "This insane ghost devours vital energy. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 213. Ni ye two la. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Po mo nu. Hong. E na li 547. Ju zhu ju zhu. visit www. Qie la qie la. Bu ni di. Chr Two Ni. worship your ancestors. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye.ghost grasps]. Coming and going safely.Whether in a carriage in the city. Qie la qie la. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Shurangama-Mantra. They eradicate all life-threatening disasters. see 100. Mwo he syi two ye. 456) 45 7 45 8 Jyou pan cha Jye la he 355 356 KUMBHANDA GRAHĀ SKANDA GRAHĀ Syi chyan two Jye la he "Paralysis ghosts shaped like winter melons and jars Prevent accidents and calamities -. the insect-ruling ghost bewitches beings with its poison. Ni ye two la.VBS 12-2002) ""Corpse-guarding ghost" and "grandfather"-. Hu la.VBS 42003) "A wholesome product. So Po He. Duo la ye ye. E he la." (Hua .BTTSonline." (Hua . 452." I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 45 2 45 3 45 4 45 5 45 6 Yau cha La cha swo Bi li dwo Pi she je Jye la he Jye la he Jye la he Jye la he (For Yau cha [Yaksha ghosts] see lines 202. 108.Bi Li Dwo. Two li 551. 361) "Valiant. Hong. Sa la wa ni. 107. E La He Di. With vast and sincere filiality.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Mwo he syi two ye. 203. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Sa la wa ni. 4. whether traveling by land or air. [Bhuta graha . Mo la mo la. Da jr two 545. With miraculous spiritual powers. Duo la ye ye. Hong. or by avalanche or thunderbolt. He he Su da na (Sudhana). www. He sucks human marrow and the essence of grains.VBS 3-2003) Bu dwo Jye la he (For Bwo dwo Jye la he. Worship and respect them often. violent and evil. Bu ni di. he skillfully transforms. Mi Li Ju. Pan two pan two ni 552. 3. Bwo Li Dan La Ye." (Hua . 526) (For He la cha swo & La chan [Rakshasa ghosts] see lines 185. Sporting multiple heads and multiple feet. Sa wa he. one stays away from disasters. 106. When your merit fills the universe. Rare indeed! It is also called fragrant spirit. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E he la. E Jya La. Nan. strong. he's as capable as Xiang Yu.com or www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.org . Ba she la bang ni pan 553. So Po He.

VBS 9-2003) "The pleasures of the five desires cover up the true nature.com or www. www.org For latest version. visit www. Sa la wa ni. E bwo syi mwo la. the waves rush. Pan two pan two ni 552. Swo pe he 45 9 46 0 46 1 46 2 46 3 46 4 46 5 46 6 46 7 46 8 46 9 47 0 Wu dan mwo two Jye la he (see 398. Ba she la 550. Nan. Po mo nu. So Po He. concealing the clarity of wisdom. Bu ni di.VBS 11-2003) 364 365 366 NANDĪKĀ GRAHĀ LAMVIKĀ GRAHĀ KANTAPĀNI GRAHĀ Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Swo pe he. The black ghost king pushes with both hands. 3. A lion amuses itself by constantly dancing.VBS 7-2003) "Swift and ferocious. metal and stone. Mi Li Ju.VBS 8-2003) Che ye Jye la he E bwo sa mwo la Jye la he (For E bwo sa mwo la. it rules the animals. 2. Hong. 4. 105. It is also the name of an epilepsy-ruling spirit. 395. it takes the form of a wild fox. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.org . This blue-colored ghost disturbs people. Two li 551. Qie la qie la. E bwo syi mwo li [epilepsy]. 505) 360 360 361 362 363 DĀKA DĀKINĪ GRAHĀ REVATI GRAHĀ JAMIKĀ GRAHĀ 'SAKUNI GRAHĀ "Living alone by rivers and swamps. Swo pe he. Pi she ti 548.Ayurveda-Institute. On land. 463. see lines 354. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Hu la. see 260. The three poisons pervade. Pi la 549. 108. Da jr two 545. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Mwo he syi two ye.Shurangama-Mantra. The youth bows in worship everyday. E he la. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye." (Hua . A spiral force forms in the air. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 107.VBS 10-2003) "Called a big tall tree. 471. E na li 547. It simultaneously plays eight types of music with wood. 461) Jai chywe ge Cha chi ni Li fwo di She mi jya She jyu ni Mu two la Na di jya E lan pe Jye la he Jye la he Jye la he Jye la he Jye la he Jye la he (For Cha chi ni [Dakini] see 286. Mo la mo la.BTTSonline. E La He Di. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Duo la ye ye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E Jya La." (Hua . Chr Two Ni. Ni ye two la. Ning Jye Li 544. Drifting clouds arise in the emptiness of prajna. trees fall over and at sea. Hong. avoiding the multitudes. He he Su da na (Sudhana). The conditions and impressions of the sense organs and sense objects bring many obstructions. 552) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study." Chant 3x Chyan du bwo ni Jye la he (For Pani. Nan 546. Bearing resemblance to a dog." (Hua ." (Hua . Sa wa he. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 106." I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Page 122 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 459) 357 358 359 UTMĀDA GRAHĀ CCHAYĀ GRAHĀ APASMARĀ GRAHĀ (Hua . it rules the mighty wind. Ju zhu ju zhu.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.

see 394. E La He Di. 106. Shr pe li [Jvara . 108. 3. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 477. 476. Pan two pan two ni 552. 107. Shr pe li [Jvara . 471. 482.BTTSonline. E Jya La. 477. 477. Shr pe li [Jvara .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.Shurangama-Mantra. 476. Two li 551. 506) Page 123 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.ShleshmaWater-Earth-OilMucous-Fat-Caused) SANDIPATIKĀ (Sannipatika--Tri-DoshaCaused) SARVA JVARĀ (see Shr fa la. 471.Ayurveda-Institute. 471. 506) 371 VISMA JVARA (see Shr fa la. 105. Da jr two 545. 482. 482. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Swo pe he 47 1 47 2 47 3 47 4 47 5 47 6 47 7 Shr fa la Yin jya syi jya Jwei di yau jya Dan li di yao jya Je tu two jya Ni ti Shr fa la Bi shan mwo Shr fa la Bwo di jya Bi di jya Shr li shai mi jya Swo ni bwo di jya Sa pe Shr fa la For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in 367 367 368 JVARA (see Shr fa la. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Shr pe li [Jvara .fever]. 476.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la 550. www. 506) EKĀHIKĀ DVAI TYA KĀ TRE TYA KĀ Single Dosha Dual Dosha Tri Dosha Four Dosha -VPK-Rakta Eternal Fever 369 370 CATURTHA KĀ NITYĀ JVARA _ (see Shr fa la. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. see 394. see 394. 476.com or www. 482.org . Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Mi Li Ju. Pi she ti 548. see 394. 471. Nan 546. Chr Two Ni. Pi la 549. 477. Ning Jye Li 544. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.fever]. E na li 547. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 2.fever].fever]. visit www. 506) 47 8 47 9 48 0 372 373 374 48 1 48 2 375 376 VĀTIKĀ (Vata-Vayu WindCaused) PAITTIKĀ (Pitta-Agni--Fire-WaterCaused) 'SLESMIKĀ (Kapha -. 4.

Mwo he syi two ye. 109. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. So Po He.org For latest version. Pi she ti 548.com or www. www. 392. 106. 387. Nan 546. Swo pe he. Hong. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 4. Swo pe he. Hong. E he la. E La He Di. 112. Duo la ye ye. Chr Two Ni.Ayurveda-Institute. Sa la wa ni. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Nan. So Po He. 399. 221. E he la.BTTSonline. see 99. 510. Po mo nu.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 2. Mwo he syi two ye. Nan. Pi la 549. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." Chant 3x I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 48 5 48 6 48 7 E chi Lu chyan Mu chywe Lu chyan Jye li tu Lu chyan 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. Duo la ye ye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hu la. 394. Ni ye two la. Mo la mo la.Shurangama-Mantra. Ju zhu ju zhu. 320. 397. Pan two pan two ni 552. 277. Hong. Da jr two 545. 388. Swo pe he. Mi Li Ju. 391. Sa la wa ni. see 7. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. 389. He he Su da na (Sudhana). 398. Bu ni di.org . Qie la qie la. 48 3 48 4 Shr lu ji di Mwo two Pi da lu Jr jyan 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. 502. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he. Mo la mo la. 107. visit www. 386. Su Chye Dwo Ye. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Bu ni di. E na li 547." Chant 3x 380 381 I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 48 8 48 9 Jya la he Jye lan jye na GRAHĀ 'SŪLAM 382 KARNDA 'SŪLAM Page 124 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Two li 551. 105. 202. 396. Sa wa he. 385." 377 378 'SIRORTTI ARDHĀ VABHE DHAKA Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 403. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." 379 AKSI ROGAM (Eye Disease) MUKHA ROGAM (Mouth Disease) HRDROGAM (Heart Disease) Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Po mo nu. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Hu la. Swo pe he Sanskrit]. Sa wa he. He he Su da na (Sudhana). E Jya La. 3. Ni ye two la. Ju zhu ju zhu. Qie la qie la. 395. Hong. 482. Ning Jye Li 544. 108. 128. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.

cardiac pain true cardiac pain. Ning Jye Li 544. 3. Ba she la 550. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Ayurveda-Institute. sneezing 393 394 395 Page 125 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E Jya La. 2. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.retro sternal inguinal pain uru sthambha.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.chest pain increased with coughing. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.org For latest version.com or www. Da jr two 545. Mi Li Ju. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pan two pan two ni 552.Shurangama-Mantra. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 108. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 4. Swo pe he 49 0 49 1 49 2 49 3 49 4 49 5 Shu lan Dan dwo Shu lan Chi li ye Shu lan Mwo mwo Shu lan Ba li shr pe Shu lan Bi li shr pe Shu lan Wu two la Shu lan Jye jr Shu lan Ba shi di Shu lan Wu lu Shu lan Chang chye Shu lan He syi dwo Shu lan Ba two 383 DANDA 'SŪLAM HRDAYA 'SŪLAM (Heart Pain) MARMA 'SŪLAM (Marma point Pain) PĀRĀ'SVA 'SŪLAM PRISTA 'SŪLAM UDARA 'SŪLAM udara shulaabdominal pain KATI 'SŪLAM BASTI 'SŪLAM (Bladder Pain) UR 'SŪLAM JAMGHA 'SŪLAM HASTA 'SŪLAM (Hand Pain) PĀDA 'SŪLAM 384 386 387 388 389 49 6 49 7 49 8 49 9 50 0 50 1 390 391 392 pain in pericardium.thrombophlebitis urah shula . visit www. 107. 105. E na li 547. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Nan 546. Pi la 549.BTTSonline. E La He Di. Two li 551. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi she ti 548. Chr Two Ni. 106.org . www.

Ba she la 550. 109. 277. see 7. 105. 394. 399. Two li 551. Pi she ti 548. 403. 107.Ayurveda-Institute. 482. E Jya La.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 112. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 385. Chr Two Ni. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 510. 2.org For latest version. 398. www. 221. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 128. 396. 392. 387. Ning Jye Li 544. 202.com or www.BTTSonline. see 99. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Da jr two 545. Pi la 549. 320.org . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 502. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E La He Di. Pan two pan two ni 552. 108. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 4. 395. Nan 546. visit www. 389. Mi Li Ju. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 391. 397. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 3. E na li 547. Swo pe he 50 2 Shu lan Swo fang ang chye For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 106. 386. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 396 (Foot Pain) SARVANGA (All Limbs) 50 3 Bwo la jang chye Shu lan 396 PRATIYUNGA 'SŪLAM Page 126 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.Shurangama-Mantra. 388.

Po mo nu.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ju zhu ju zhu. Ni ye two la. 202. Mo la mo la.com or www. 482. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Mi Li Ju. 108. 107. E Jya La. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Sa wa he. E he la. Hu la. 398. 398 JVARA (see Shr fa la. 128. Pi la 549. 112. 385. Pi she ti 548. Nan. 471. He he Su da na (Sudhana). printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 502. 320." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 395. Ba she la 550. 2. 476. 391. Swo pe he 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. 3.Shurangama-Mantra. 482.Ayurveda-Institute. see 99. 386. 403. 463." Chant 3x 397 BHŪTA VETĀDA I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 50 4 50 5 50 6 50 7 50 8 50 9 51 0 Bu dwo Bi bwo cha Cha chi ni (For Cha chi ni [Dakini] see 286. see 394.BTTSonline. 389. Swo pe he. see 7. 399. 505) 398 DĀKINI Shr pe la Two tu lu jya Jyan du lu Ji jr Pe lu dwo pi Sa bwo lu For Sa la pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. Sa pe (Sarva) [All in Sanskrit]. 397. Hong. Shr pe li [Jvara . 105. Mwo he syi two ye. www. Two li 551. E La He Di. 396. 4. Chr Two Ni. Duo la ye ye. Bu ni di.fever]. E na li 547.org For latest version. Nan 546. So Po He. Ning Jye Li 544. Pan two pan two ni 552. 394. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Qie la qie la. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 510. 221. Swo pe he. Da jr two 545. 388. 392. 387. 109. Hong. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 477. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye.org . 506) 399 399 DATRŪ KANTYU KITI 399 400 BHALOTAVAI SARVA LOBHĀ 51 1 51 2 51 3 51 4 He ling chye Shu sha dan la Swo na jye la Pi sha yu jya 400 401 401 402 LINGA 'SOSTRA SANAGARĀ VISAYOGA Page 127 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Sa la wa ni. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 277. 106.

520) 405 MRTYU 52 1 52 2 52 3 52 4 Da lyan bu jya Di li la ja Bi li shai jr jya Sa pe na jyu la 405 406 407 408 TRAIMUKA TRAILĀTAKA BR'SCIKA SARPA NAKULA Page 128 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Swo pe he (For Pe she she [visha . by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 3. giving. visit www. 106. 108. Ba she la 550. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Eighty-for thousand of them constantly protect And cause the practitioner to enter the Great Center. Nan 546. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 4. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Chr Two Ni.org For latest version. pervading empty space. mu li du [mrtyu]. Mi Li Ju. Two li 551.Ayurveda-Institute. Pi la 549. Pan two pan two ni 552. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.VBS 8-1990) This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Be tou mwo Jyu la ye (Namo Padma Kulaya -. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.BTTSonline. brandishing pestles. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Da jr two 545. Ning Jye Li 544. E na li 547. 107. In the Western Lotus Division is a host of spirits.Shurangama-Mantra. Add to that kindness.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." (Hua .poison] see lines 132. The Vajras in the East subdue the demon troops. E Jya La. joy. e jya la [akala]. And its ingenious wonderful function rivals the work of creation.VBS 9-1990) This line is allied with line 51: Na mwo Ba she la Jyu la ye (Namo Vajra Kulaya -. 105. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 242." (Hua . Pi she ti 548.Lotus Division of the West of Limitless Light Buddha -. 514 -.org . 2. and renunciation (equanimity).Amitabha ) "Carrying mountains. 519) 52 0 Mi li du (For mi li ju. 515) 403 403 404 404 405 AGNI UDAKA MARĀVERA KANTARĀ AKĀLA "Supreme is the great compassion of the heart-seal language.do not confuse with Bi she she [Bhaisajya] in line 71) 51 5 51 6 51 7 51 8 51 9 E chi ni (For E chi ni [agni] see lines 134. see lines 105.Diamond Division of the East of Medicine Master Buddha -Akshobhya) Wu two jya Mwo la pi na Jyan dwo la E jya la (For e jya la. E La He Di. 237. www.com or www. 421. 235. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. see lines 106. 243.

365.Shurangama-Mantra. 452. Line 198) (For San dan dwo Bwo da lan. Chr Two Ni. Sa dan dwo Be di li. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Da jr two 545. 106.org For latest version. E Jya La. 251. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Mi Li Ju. 3. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E La He Di.BTTSonline. 108. 4. see lines 95. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 526) 409 409 SIMHA BYAGHRA RIKSA DARA RIKSA 52 7 52 8 52 9 53 0 53 1 Dan la chu Mwo la shr Fei di shan Swo pi shan Syi dan dwo Bwo da la xiii 410 410 410 410 411 CAMARA _ JĪVIBHE _ TESAM SARVESAM SITĀTAPATRA "His Sacred White Canopy protects us!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ning Jye Li 544. Line 199) Page 129 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 107. Pi la 549.org . Syi dan dwo Bwo da la [Sitatapatram).The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 105. 2. Sa dan dwo Bwo da la. visit www. 387. Swo pe he 52 5 52 6 Sz yin chye bi Jye la li yau cha (For Yau cha [Yaksha ghosts] see lines 202. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Nan 546.com or www.Ayurveda-Institute. 370. E na li 547. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Ba she la 550. 531) 53 2 Mwo he ba she lu 412 MAHĀ VAJRO "The Great DiamondThunderbolt of Ten Million Thrones!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. www. Pi she ti 548.

533) 412 SNĪSĀM Om Namo "Sutra of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Concerning the Tathagata's Secret Cause of Cultivation. 107.com or www. and Then roam at ease with happiness that knows no boundaries. Su Chye Dwo Ye. see lines 97.BTTSonline.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 4. 98. E na li 547. Ava-Mdl7a-Vajrapani." (Hua VBS 1-2000) Source: Bremer Thangka." (Hua . 108. 192. 173. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. 106.Shurangama-Mantra. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute." (Hua VBS 4-1990) "Quickly step up to the other shore: you. Chr Two Ni. His Certification to the Complete Meaning and all Bodhisattvas' Myriad Practices" "When you blow the Dharma conch. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. We are intent upon returning to our origin and being certified to Bodhi. Cause all living creatures to ascend the other shore. Return to the root. E La He Di. Swo pe he 53 3 Shai ni shan (For Buddha Shai ni shan [Ushnisha]. These occur because hateful demons create them. They just think it over and decide to change from evil and go towards the good.VBS 4-1990) 53 4 Mwo he Bwo lai jang chi lan (For Bwo la di Yang chi la or Bwo la dyan or Bwo la ding yang Yi chi li or Bwo la jang chi or Bwo lai jang chi lan [Pratyungiram or Pratyungire]. 534) 413 MAHĀ PRATYUNGIRAM "The Dharma Light shines everywhere. Hoping to evoke the power of responses that tally with the Way.VBS 4-1990) "This hateful energy may cause you to run intro calamities or get various kinds of weird illnesses. 94. Da jr two 545." (Hua . 3. Mi Li Ju. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. www. Vajrapani Bodhisattva always wields his Vajra pestle. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. the hateful demons naturally lose their hatred. leave the pain of sickness behind. We bow sincerely in respect to the secret." (Hua . San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 216. me.jpg Page 130 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 412. Pan two pan two ni 552. either. 415. 217. gain to the ultimate. Pi she ti 548. E Jya La. and them! All living beings go to their true home. go back to the source.org For latest version. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.VBS 3-1990) "Blow the great Dharma conch and beat the Dharma drum! Smash and subdue hateful demons. visit www. see lines 6. the sound is masterful. Nan 546. It isn't that you force them to. magic phrases. 2.org . 105. Pi la 549.

The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. E na li 547. Vidya [universally enlightening]." Chant 3x 415 416 VIDYA BANDHAM KAROMI "Knowing One! Who increases my compassion!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation.Shurangama-Mantra. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Hong. see 23. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Mo la mo la. Line 201) 417 417 DI'SA BANDHAM KAROMI "Saving One! Who increases my compassion!" (Shasta Abbey I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi 53 7 53 8 Pi two ye Pan tan Jya lu mi (For Pi di ye. Swo pe he 53 5 53 6 Ye bwo tu two She Yu she now Byan da li na 414 414 YABA DVADA 'SA YŌJANĀ 415 BHYANTARENA "The Great One of Surpassing Wisdom! Who causes my feet to turn to the Conqueror. Ba she la 550. 4. Da jr two 545. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Ni ye two la. Nan 546. Ju zhu ju zhu.org . 541) 53 9 54 0 Di shu Pan tan Jya lu mi Page 131 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.com or www. www. Ning Jye Li 544. 249.BTTSonline. Pi two ye. 404. visit www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Mwo he syi two ye. E he la. Line 200) 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Po mo nu. Pi she ti 548. Swo pe he. 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 198. Bu ni di. 103. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. So Po He. 278-358. Chr Two Ni. 537.org For latest version." Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. Pan two pan two ni 552. Qie la qie la. 399.Ayurveda-Institute. Pi la 549. E La He Di. Duo la ye ye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 3. Hu la. Mi Li Ju. Nan. 106. Sa la wa ni. He he Su da na (Sudhana). Hong. 410. 165. 105. Swo pe he. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Sa wa he. E Jya La. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. the Yellow Robed One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 108. 2. Two li 551.

Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pi two ye. Vidya [universally enlightening]. 3. 2. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 108. 198.org . 404. Line 202) 54 1 54 2 Bwo la pi two Pan tan Jya lu mi 418 418 PRAVIDYĀ BANDHAM KAROMI "He of the Surpassing Knowledge! Who increases my compassion!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Two li 551. 165.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 541) 54 3 Da jr two 419 TADYATHĀ Page 132 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.com or www. Ba she la 550. 105. see 23. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 107. Da jr two 545. Mi Li Ju. E Jya La.BTTSonline. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 106. 249. Pi she ti 548. 103. Line 203) (For Pi di ye. 410. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Swo pe he Shurangama Translation. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Chr Two Ni. E La He Di. www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. visit www. Pi la 549. Pan two pan two ni 552. 4. 399. Nan 546.Shurangama-Mantra. Ning Jye Li 544. 537. 278-358.

Ayurveda-Institute. 4. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546. Pi la 549. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.org . Pi she ti 548. Two li 551. 106. 107. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.com or www. Chr Two Ni. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pan two pan two ni 552.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ning Jye Li 544.BTTSonline. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Da jr two 545. www. 3. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he 54 4 Nan 420 ŌM "The Heavenly One! AUM!" Page 133 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Mi Li Ju. 105. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E na li 547. 2. 108. E La He Di. E Jya La.org For latest version. Su Chye Dwo Ye.Shurangama-Mantra.

549. Da jr two 545. 4. Chr Two Ni. 164. 107. Pan two pan two ni 552. 106. 152.BTTSonline. 105. 415-431. see lines 354. see lines 52. see lines 376-384.Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 161.org .org For latest version. 162.Ayurveda-Institute. 177. 471. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Line 205) VAJRA PANI PHAT "The Diamond-Thunderbolt Handed One!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 549. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Line 204) 54 5 54 6 54 7 54 8 54 9 55 0 55 1 421 E na li Pi she ti Pi la Ba she la Two li Pan two Pan two ni 422 423 423 423 ANALE VI'SUDDHE VAIRA VAJRA DHĀRI 455 456 VAIRA VAJRA PANI PHAT (424) HŪM (425) (For Ba she la [Vajra]. 175. manifesting His devotion in place after place!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 552-553) 425 458 Page 134 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pi she ti 548. 552) (For Pani. 162. Swo pe he (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. 552) (For pan [phat]. 354. 385-413. www. 3. Ba she la 550. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E La He Di. Ning Jye Li 544. 175. E na li 547. 146. Mi Li Ju. Pi la 549. see lines 52. 152. Line 205) 457 BHRŪM PHAT (426) 55 2 Ba she la Bang ni Pan (For Ba she la [Vajra]. 149. 108. 149. 414. 552) 424 BANDHA BANDHANI "He proceeds on the wind like fire. 408. E Jya La. 2. 408. 161. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 354.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 177. Nan 546. Two li 551. 414. 164. 146.com or www. Su Chye Dwo Ye.

Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E na li 547. 3. Pan two pan two ni 552. Chr Two Ni. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.com or www. E La He Di. Mi Li Ju.Shurangama-Mantra. visit www.jpg Page 135 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. peaceful_Vajrapani2a. Swo pe he Source: Bremer Thangka. Ba she la 550. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi she ti 548. 107.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.BTTSonline. Pi la 549. 106. 105. Da jr two 545.Ayurveda-Institute. 4. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Two li 551. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Su Chye Dwo Ye.org For latest version. Nan 546. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. Ning Jye Li 544. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.org . 2. E Jya La. 108.

108. Po mo nu. Swo pe he. Pi she ti 548. E he la. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 106.org For latest version. 3. Bu ni di. E na li 547. So Po He. Pi la 549.BTTSonline. Hong. Sa wa he. Nan 546. Da jr two 545. Mo la mo la. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Sa la wa ni. 4. Ning Jye Li 544. peaceful_Vajrapani1a. E La He Di. Hu la. Nan. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Swo pe he 55 3 Hu syin Du lu ying Pan 426 HŪM BHRŪM PHAT "HUM! To Him of Universal Attributes. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Qie la qie la. Su Chye Dwo Ye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Mi Li Ju.Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la 550. Chr Two Ni. He he Su da na (Sudhana)." 427 SVĀHĀ Mantra for Patching Flaws in the Recitation: Na mo he la da na. 105.Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Hail!" (Shasta Abbey Shurangama Translation. Ju zhu ju zhu. Line 206) Source: Bremer Thangka." Chant 3x SVĀHĀ (427) I Now Universally Transfer the Merit and Virtue of this Shurangama Mantra Memorization and Recitation to All Beings to realize Anuttarasamyaksambodhi Page 136 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Mwo he syi two ye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. use the Jeweled Sutra Hasta Mantra 37 (53-56): Syi two ye. Duo la ye ye. Ni ye two la. Two li 551.jpg 55 4 Swo pe he 55 Mwo He Syi Two Ye GREAT MEMORY: "For much learning and extensive study. 2.com or www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. visit www. Swo pe he. Hong.org . E Jya La. 107.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. www. Pan two pan two ni 552.

Ba she la 550. visit www. Page 137 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. ghosts. all Those Enlightened by Conditions. Mi Li Ju.org . printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. The last line. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. ghosts. ghosts. "Na mo yin tuo la ye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. on November 9-10. 108. E na li 547. Chr Two Ni. and all the gods throughout empty space and the Dharma Realm. and all the other weird creatures will appear in the world. E La He Di. since there are still people who can recite the Shurangama Mantra. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. www. goblins. These twenty-eight lines tell us to take refuge in all the Buddhas.com or www. all the Bodhisattvas. 106. E Jya La. and all the other weird creatures will not dare to openly show themselves in the world. Swo pe he A SURE SIGN OF THE PROPER DHARMA The Venerable Master's Lecture in Kaohsiung.Ayurveda-Institute. but no one will recognize them. all the demons. Those who do not understand the Buddhadharma say.BTTSonline. all the Hearers. 107. Da jr two 545." refers to what Chinese people call the Jade Emperor. "The Jade Emperor belongs to Taoism. They retreat as far as they can go. They will wreak havoc. Ning Jye Li 544. and other strange creatures flee far away. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pan two pan two ni 552. 4. Two li 551. This first section of the Shurangama Mantra is the section for protecting and supporting the Triple Jewel." They don't realize that the Jade Emperor is just Lord Shakra. Therefore. 3.Shurangama-Mantra. As Buddhist disciples. 1988 Translated and copyright by the Buddhist Text Translation Society -------------------------------------------------------------------------------NA MO SA DAN TUO SU QIE DUO YE E LA HE DI SAN MIAO SAN PU TUO XIE NA MO SA DAN TUO FO TUO JU ZHI SHAI NI SHAN NA MO SA PO BO TUO BO DI SA DUO PI BI NA MO SA DUO NAN SAN MIAO SAN PU TUO JU ZHI NAN SUO SHE LA PO JIA SENG QIE NAN NA MO LU JI E LUO HAN DUO NAN NA MO SU LU DUO BO NUO NAN NA MO SUO JIE LI TUO QIE MI NAN NA MO LU JI SAN MIAO QIE DUO NAN SAN MIAO QIE BO LA DI BO DUO NUO NAN NA MO TI PO LI SHAI NAN NA MO XI TUO YE PI DI YE TUO LA LI SHAI NAN SHE PO NU JIE LA HE SUO HE SUO LA MO TUO NAN NA MO BA LA HE MO NI NA MO YIN TUO LA YE I just recited the first twenty-eight lines of the Shurangama Mantra. Therefore. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546.org For latest version. when this section is recited. goblins. We shouldn't bow to him. If not even one person can recite the Shurangama Mantra from memory. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Right now. Taiwan. then the demons. 2. goblins.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. in Buddhism it is said that if there is even one person in the world who can recite the Shurangama Mantra. we should also respect him and gather him in. then at that point all the demons. the demons. 105.

A thousand red lotuses protect one's body. the Shurangama Mantra is wonderful beyond words. and as clear as can be. When this demon-spotting mirror is hung up. The Shurangama Mantra is extremely wonderful. It is very miraculous and especially potent. If you constantly recite the Shurangama Mantra with singleminded concentration. If they admitted that the Shurangama Sutra is true. The principles of the Shurangama Sutra are extremely accurate. This verse gives the general meaning of this section of the Mantra text. Swo pe he goblins. enabling people to recognize their demonic appearance. goblins. the section on the Fifty Skandha-demons exposes the celestial demons and externalists to the bone. it is truly difficult to fathom. If we were to go into detail. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. stealing. Cultivators and ordinary people can open the Five Eyes and Six Penetrations. In the Shurangama Sutra. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. That's why those scholars and professors fear the Four Clear Instructions on Purity. Pi she ti 548." Cultivators and ordinary people can open the Five Eyes and Six Penetrations. is the secret within the secret. Anyone who can memorize the Shurangama Sutra is a true disciple of the Buddha. Mi Li Ju. not thinking of anything else. the myriad demons go away to hide. you are sitting astride a unicorn. "The Shurangama Mantra contains miraculous wonders. 108. I hope everyone will study and recite the Shurangama Sutra and will recite the Shurangama Mantra from memory. you can attain the Five Eyes and the Six Penetrations. Ji Gong used this section of mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Over time. There is a verse that expresses the meaning of this section of the Mantra. and after a while the Sutra will disappear. Thus it is also said: The esoteric wonder is inexhaustible. and womanizing. A thousand red lotuses come to protect your body. the Shurangama Mantra. Page 138 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. They say they have various pieces of evidence and documents to support their claim. You can experience inconceivable states and transformations which are beyond the understanding of ordinary people. extremely logical. In his time. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi la 549. the myriad demons go away to hide. Seeing this. and even left-home people all claim it is false.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The Four Clear Instructions on Purity serve as a demon-spotting mirror. Even Buddhist disciples will consider it false. 3. Furthermore. Therefore. the Four Clear Instructions on Purity—which explain killing. 106. ghosts. Ning Jye Li 544. and its transformations are inconceivable. Two li 551. professors. Da jr two 545. It is Vajra that supports and protects this mantra. and lying—are absolutely accurate and definite. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. and weird creatures are reflected in their true form. The secret words of Vajra come from the inherent nature. A thousand red lotuses protect one's body. 2. The Shurangama Mantra is also known as a magical text. That's why it's said. Pan two pan two ni 552. www. it is truly difficult to fathom. and they are terribly afraid of the Clear Instructions. Ba she la 550. and all the other weird creatures don't dare to openly show themselves in the world. the first Sutra to disappear will be the Shurangama Sutra. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Nan 546.Ayurveda-Institute. As one sits astride a black unicorn. In the declining period of the Buddhadharma. They would not be able to defend their smoking. E na li 547. so the verse says that Dharma Master Ji Gong had this wonderful sound. This is all because they fear the Shurangama Sutra and have no way to deal with the principles in the Shurangama Sutra. When you recite the mantra. What they fear most in the Shurangama Sutra are the Four Clear Instructions on Purity.com or www. All the demons. They all flee. They only want to listen to muddled instructions. and people will all believe what they say and take the Shurangama Sutra to be false. the demons. drinking. Seeing this. ghosts. their theory will become widespread. That's how the Sutras become extinct. for everyone would know them for what they are. The secret words of Vajra come from the inherent nature. That's why the entire Shurangama Sutra is a demon-spotting mirror. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. ghosts. The esoteric wonder is inexhaustible.BTTSonline.org For latest version. lust. Why will it disappear? Because these so-called scholars. goblins. It is very difficult to fathom. As one sits astride a black unicorn. 107. because they are afraid to face such awesome virtue. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.org . they would have no ground to stand upon. so they disappear. which comes from our own Buddha-nature. The secret words of Vajra. people no longer study them. and weird creatures are frightened out of their wits. E Jya La. The Shurangama Mantra contains miraculous wonders. The Shurangama Mantra contains miraculous wonders. 4. We all know about the character Ji Gong in Buddhism. E La He Di. Most scholars say the Shurangama Sutra is false and claim that it was not spoken by the Buddha. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Dharma Master Ji Gong had this wonderful sound.Shurangama-Mantra. visit www. Chr Two Ni. 105.

What should we do?" The Good and Wise Advisors said. Pi la 549. "Well. I am willing to stay forever in the hells and never come out to see the people in the world. Da jr two 545. and did the grocery shopping and everything else for them. you should all realize how important the Shurangama Sutra is in Buddhism. From this. Pi she ti 548. For that reason. there was only a half day's break on Saturdays. On New Year's Day. Drink wine and eat meat. five Americans left the homelife. After ninety-six days. E na li 547.org For latest version. I also request the Bodhisattvas Mahasattvas in the ten directions. Mi Li Ju.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 2. So I didn't let a single person help. Finally. five people left the home-life. these five lotuses will spread Buddhism in the West.com or www.BTTSonline. I said to the assembly. in America I started out by lecturing on the Shurangama Sutra to a group of over thirty students from the University of Washington in Seattle. After a while.Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la 550. Of course I could have asked the students to take turns working. 105. E Jya La. attain bliss. eternally dwelling Buddhas. Pan two pan two ni 552. During the ninety-six days of summer vacation. and if the Shurangama Sutra is really false. in the last half month or more. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. I sent them to Hai Hui (Sea-like Assembly) Monastery in Taiwan to receive the precepts. Fearing that I might not finish in time. When the Proper Dharma declines. and now they tell us we should eat in the morning and evening as well? What's going on? There must be something wrong here. I lectured on the Sutra every day. Although I am not intelligent. I am not so foolish that I would want to go to the hells and never come out. During that time. my words are far from perfect. Although I am a stupid person. During the Summer Shurangama Study and Cultivation Session. 108. Aside from that. At the end of the Shurangama Sutra lecture series." That's what I said then. Ning Jye Li 544. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. They also told the Good and Wise Advisors in Taiwan that they slept sitting up. In the beginning. I also cooked the meals. 4. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. The Good and Wise Advisors in Taiwan told them. You're still eating one meal a day? You've been cheated by your teacher. Although I dare not say I was practicing the Bodhisattva Way. five lotuses will bloom in American Buddhism. Since I am a very stupid person with limited views. I lectured four times a day. E La He Di. When the Proper Dharma prospers. all the Worthies and Sages in the Sangha. Dharma. If what I said does not accord with the Buddhas' mind. The Avatamsaka is for teaching living beings. I lectured once a day. No one cultivates anymore. You could say I single-handedly took on all the monastic chores. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. I hope you will try to teach me. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. I calculated again and decided that I still would not be able to finish. so I started lecturing three times a day. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan 546. I now request the infinite. "The present time is the Dharma-ending Age.Shurangama-Mantra. If there is anyone who recites the Shurangama Sutra. Swo pe he If what I have just said about the Shurangama Sutra and the Shurangama Mantra does not accord with the Buddhas' mind and the Sutra's meaning. 107. Whether you are a left-home person or a layperson." When my American disciples heard this.org . I am willing to go to the hells. go ahead and eat. enabling them to leave suffering. www. visit www. I lectured on the Shurangama Sutra to those college students. After half a month. I also pray that all of you Good and Wise Advisors will instruct me if I have said something that disagrees with the Buddhadharma." Therefore. the Shurangama prospers. and all the Dharma-protecting gods of the Radiant Assembly to emit light and shine upon all living beings." Their minds were swayed and they wanted to start eating more meals." The five people started to have doubts about Buddhism. people in America were beginning to give recognition to Buddhism. so we've been cheated by our teacher. the Shurangama becomes extinct. "You sleep sitting Page 139 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. "This year. I assessed the time and the length of the Shurangama Sutra. I finished lecturing on the Shurangama Sutra. and they all took notes. Chr Two Ni. After they graduated from the Summer Shurangama Study and Cultivation Session. made tea. and Sangha—the Triple Jewel in the ten directions throughout empty space and the Dharma Realm—to silently certify what I have said and to enable all living beings to quickly realize the Buddha Way. not only did I lecture on the Sutra. I began lecturing twice a day. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. "The Shurangama is for opening wisdom. The Dharma Flower is for becoming a Buddha. the Sound Hearers and Those Enlightened by Conditions in the ten directions. if people wanted to study the Shurangama Sutra. 106. I shall bow in respect and be grateful all my life. With the end of this lecture. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. What I have just said is my vow. In the future. and then they studied on their own. "Oh. I am willing to serve and make offerings to such a cultivator all my life. "Why did our teacher teach us to eat one meal a day. Some people in Taiwan told them. but they had a meeting and decided to go back and make sure before they did that. I hope you will kindly teach me. 3. I was willing to dedicate my life to serve and support them. and be liberated from birth and death. they thought. but I did not want to interfere with their cultivation and study of the Sutra. Two li 551. you should all deeply believe in the Shurangama Sutra and the Shurangama Mantra. endless.

in Buddhism. making me the way I am today. I myself am always a teacher. Chr Two Ni. We shouldn't eat just one meal. Nan 546. "I have concentration. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and Dharma Master Hsuan Hua goes there to meditate. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. There are many hippies hanging out in Golden Gate Park.Shurangama-Mantra. Their bodies are covered by offense karma. one will know a horse's stamina. When they get there." What happened then? When they returned." Would you say that is just? In everything.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. that's not good. how would I dare to scold people? But I cannot refrain from telling the truth. I bow to the ants and mosquitoes every day.org For latest version. one will see a person's heart. 3. visit www. Da jr two 545. E La He Di.org . They said more. so they all leave the home-life. If he is not a hippie. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 107. but I don't remember that much. I am not scolding anyone. "I'm right." You can talk back and forth. Ning Jye Li 544. He who does not work hard in cultivation is not good." And another person also comes up with another kind of samadhi. And they are covered with offenses. it's just those people that criticize me who have taught and helped me. E Jya La. they say "I am right and you are wrong. There must be real practice and real benefit. Now I will tell everyone about some lines that I thought of: Paying lip service to samadhi. Who will fall into the Hell of Ripping Out Tongues? Precisely that kind of person. This is saying that people just pay lip service to Buddhism and treat it as child's play. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. 4. that's just as good. their tongues will be ripped out and they won't be able to talk anymore. but whether they are hippies or not does not matter. I am a teacher for all people. their original appearance is revealed. Even if you were right." They acted naughty with me. "Dharma Master Hsuan Hua has taken some hippies as disciples in America. Then Dharma Master Hsuan Hua tells them to go visit the temple. Pi she ti 548. 108." In time. They can get high on just one capsule of LSD and feel as carefree as if they were in the Land of Ultimate Bliss. "In Taiwan. saying. He who works hard in cultivation is good. 106. After a long time. As you speak the Dharma. 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye. At that time. If I knew this was going to happen. they're curious and go up to talk to him. I'd say you were wrong. mere talking about cultivation doesn't count. Mi Li Ju. They say. After a long distance. When the hippies see him meditating." They always paid lip service to samadhi. Pi la 549. but he does not cultivate. The hippies take LSD and marijuana." There is another rumor in Taiwan: "You know what? Dharma Master Hsuan Hua takes drugs with the hippies in America. Let me tell you. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Don't just say. In time. My teachers all pay lip service to Chan. I wouldn't have fooled around like that. Page 140 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Swo pe he up? People did that when the Buddha was in the world. But Dharma Master Hsuan Hua can take more than ten capsules without being affected in the least. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. That's why all those hippies admire him and left the home-life under him.BTTSonline. why are you scolding people?" you ask. their true form is uncovered. They enter the Hell of Ripping Out Tongues without even realizing it. And they are covered with offenses. their original appearance is revealed. In their minds they will think. So the people who criticize and slander me are all my Good and Wise Advisors. some people in Taiwan would say.Ayurveda-Institute. 105. I have this samadhi or that samadhi. I have another verse: All people are my teachers. Two li 551. "What a mess I'm in. The truth is just like that. I always teach myself. E na li 547. If he is a hippie and he cultivates. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la 550. They talk carelessly without taking responsibility for cause and effect. It took more than three months before their doubts were resolved. They are all my teachers. don't scold people. They go to the temple and find that the life-style there is pretty similar to their hippie life-style. I know how to do it because I learned it from my teachers.com or www." In time. He doesn't get high or feel as carefree as if he were in the Land of Ultimate Bliss. "I am right and you are wrong. everyone eats three meals a day. Now the Buddha isn't around anymore. You're wrong about every-thing. "Dharma Master. they got mischievous. so why do you do it? It's really a case of Americans being cheated by the Chinese. Don't believe in him. Therefore. I also say you're wrong. And if you're wrong. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. They said.

Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. and I learn not to be like them. Nan 546. I want to learn until I am a martial arts expert. and if you take them all as teachers." It's not fun at all. 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye. I want to learn from you." Everyone is my teacher. When I say "All people are my teachers. Source: www. but it won't matter if I eat an egg. because when people scold us. Mi Li Ju. I've gone kind of crazy today. when I am challenged to a fight. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. You have mis-understood. Then our crops will be abundant and our fruits will thrive. That bad deed is really minor. Pi la 549. you keep arguing and refusing to admit that you are scolding people. We must turn states around.BTTSonline." But in the future when you are reborn as a chicken. Do not perform an evil deed. and I don't really know what I'm saying. "I am a teacher for all people. then you are "mixing good and evil. please come up and give me a beating or scolding.org\ShurangamaMantra28Lines." Don't think. "I always teach myself. I will be very delighted. 107. "Dharma Master. so they need to be fertilized. E La He Di." I mean that good people teach me how I should be. everyone can encourage one another to vigorously advance on the Bodhi Way. Two li 551. visit www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni." I am also everyone's teacher. they are giving us fertilizer. That's why all people are my teachers. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Our fields are not fertile. We should use bright wisdom in handling all matters instead of using stupidity and ignorance to take care of things. If you are good. That way. "That good deed is trivial.org . "I always teach myself. thinking it is insignificant. "Do not fail to perform a good deed. and gets the spit back on his own face. E Jya La. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi she ti 548." you object." For example. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. I learn the good. you think." I am very often a teacher for myself. 106. Da jr two 545. 108. 105. Let's see who will reach the Land of Ultimate Bliss first! Someone says. But there are good people and bad people. then you won't scold them anymore. scheming and calculating about wins and losses. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. you will know that it was because you ate chicken eggs. rather than be turned by states. Let's not linger in the Saha world. Ba she la 550. I am also constantly a teacher for others. 4. E na li 547. "Dharma Master. That way. you will learn to be both good and bad.org For latest version. I will have many winning moves.htm Shurangama Mantra 1 5 7 10 Na Mwo Na Mwo Na Mwo Na Mwo Sa dan two Sa dan two Sa pe Sa dwo nan xiv Su chye dwo ye E la he di San myau san pu two syexv xvi Fwo two jyu jr shai ni shan Bwo two bwo di Sa dwo pi bi San myau san pu two Jyu jr nan Swo she la pe jya Seng chye nan 2 3 4 6 8 9 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 21 22 Na Mwo Na Mwo Na Mwo Na Mwo Na Mwo Na Mwo Lu ji e lwo han dwo nan Su lu dwo bwo nwo nan Swo jye li two chye mi nan Lu ji san myau chye dwo nan Ti pe li shai nan Syi two ye San myau chye be la di bwo dwo now nan Pi di ye Two la li shai nan 19 20 23 24 Page 141 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. you just said that all people are your teachers. I'll go ahead and do it.dharmaradio. It doesn't matter. skilled in all weapons. not act in ignorance. I'm not going to do it. "I'm vegetarian." We ourselves must always be alert and not make mistakes. If you are bad.com or www. If I have offended you. As long as you have blood and breath. and I learn to be like them. Right?" But the one who scolds people is like "one who spits up into the skies. I learn the bad. Do you admit it? If you admit that you are scolding people.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Bad people teach me how I should not be. 3. thinking it is trivial. If you are not clear in these small matters. Ning Jye Li 544. www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pan two pan two ni 552. Swo pe he "All people are my teachers." We should like being scolded. and the retribution will not be off.Ayurveda-Institute.Shurangama-Mantra.

E na li 547. www. 108. Pi la 549. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 105. 2.com or www. Swo pe he She pwo nu Jye la he Swo he swo la mwo two nan 28 29 30 34 Na Mwo Na Mwo Ba la he mwo ni Yin two la ye Lu two la ye Wu mwo bwo di Swo syi ye ye Nwo la ye Na ye Pan je mwo he san mwo two la Na mwo syi jye li dwo ye Mwo he jya la ye Di li bwo la na Chye la pi two la Bwo na jya la ye E di mu di Shr mwo she nwo ni Pe syi ni Mwo dan li chye na Na mwo syi jye li dwo ye Dwo two chye dwo jyu la ye Na mwo be tou mwo jyu la ye Na mwo ba she la jyu la ye Na mwo mwo ni jyu la ye Na mwo chye she jyu la ye Di li cha Shu la syi na Bwo la he la na la she ye Dwo two chye dwo ye Na mwo e mi dwo pe ye Dwo two chye dwo ye E la he di San myau san pu two ye E chu pi ye Dwo two chye dwo ye E la he di San myau san pu two ye Bi sha she ye Jyu lu fei ju li ye Bwo la pe la she ye Dwo two chye dwo ye San bu shr bi dwo Sa lyan nai la la she ye Dwo two chye dwo ye E la he di San myau san pu two ye She ji ye mu nwo ye Dwo two chye dwo ye E la he di San myau san pu two ye Lan dan na ji du la she ye 25 26 27 Na Mwo pe chye pe di Na Mwo pe chye pe di 39 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 49 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 55 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 60 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 65 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 70 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 31 32 33 35 36 37 38 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 50 51 52 53 54 56 57 58 59 61 62 63 64 66 67 68 69 71 72 73 74 76 77 78 79 80 82 83 84 85 87 75 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 81 Na Mwo pe chye pe di 86 Na Mwo pe chye pe di Page 142 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.BTTSonline. E La He Di. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 106.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Da jr two 545. Pan two pan two ni 552. Chr Two Ni. Two li 551. 4. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 107.Ayurveda-Institute. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ba she la 550. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.org . visit www. Pi she ti 548. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.Shurangama-Mantra. 3. Nan 546. Ning Jye Li 544. Mi Li Ju. E Jya La.

BTTSonline. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. visit www.Shurangama-Mantra. 106. 105. E Jya La. www. North and South to purify food Ends War Eradicates nightmares Opens up your Wisdom Opens up your Wisdom 135 137 138 139 140 Wu two jya la Mwo he Mwo he Mwo he Mwo he rau she Pi dwo beng swo na jye li E shai ja bing she di nan Bwo la sa two na jye li E shai ja nan Pi dwo beng sa na jye li Sa pe she du luxviii Hu lan tu syi fa Nan je na she ni Pe sha she Syi dan la E ji ni E bwo la shr dwo jyu la 121 122 124 125 127 128 130 131 132 133 134 136 bwo la jan chr dye dwo di she shwei dwo she pe la Page 143 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 107.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org . 3. 4. Two li 551. Ba she la 550. 108. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. West. E La He Di. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Nan 546. East. Mi Li Ju. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Swo pe he Dwo two chye dwo ye E la he di San myau san pu two ye 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 Di pyau Na mwo sa jye li dwo Yi tan pe chye pe dwo Sa dan two chye du shai ni shan Sa dan dwo bwo da lan Na mwo e pe la shr dan Bwo la di Yang chi la Sa la pe Bwo dwo jye la he Ni jye la he Jye jya la he ni Ba la bi di ye 88 89 90 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 123 126 129 Chr two ni E jye la Mi li ju Bwo li dan la ye Ning jye li Sa la pe Pan two nwo Mu cha ni Sa la pe Tu shai ja Tu shi fa Bwo na ni Fa la ni Je du la Shr di nan Jye la he Swo he sa la Na cha cha dan la Mwo he jye la he Ni pe la rau she rau she rau she rau she Five Hearts Mantraxvii invoking the Five Buddhas of the Center. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org For latest version. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Chr Two Ni. Pan two pan two ni 552. Da jr two 545.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. Ning Jye Li 544. 2.com or www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.

E na li 547. 3. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Two li 551. 4. Da jr two 545. E La He Di. Nan 546. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. visit www.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.Shurangama-Mantra. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Chr Two Ni. Ba she la 550.org .Ayurveda-Institute. Mi Li Ju. 106.org For latest version. Pan two pan two ni 552.com or www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E Jya La. Ning Jye Li 544. Pi la 549. www. 107. 2. 105. 108. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.BTTSonline. Swo pe he 141 142 144 146 149 152 Mwo he Pe shi ni Pi li jyu jr Ba she la Ba she la Ba she la ba la pan two la E li ye dwo la Shr pe pi she ye mwo li di jr he nwo e je shan chr Pi she lu dwo Bwo teng wang jya Mwo la jr pe Bwo la jr dwo Pi she la je Shan dwo she Pi ti pe Bu shr dwo Su mwo lu bwo Mwo he shwei dwo E li ye dwo laxix Mwo he pe la e bwo la Jyu lan two li Pi di yexx Chyan je nwo Mwo li jya Ku su mu Pe jye la dwo nwo Pi lu je na Ju li yexxi Ye la tu Shai ni shan Pi je lan pe mwo ni je Lu she na Shwei dwo je Jya mwo la Cha che shr Bwo la pe Yi di yi di Mu two la Jye na Swo pi la chan Jywe fan du 143 145 147 148 150 151 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 163 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 176 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 161 162 164 Ba she la Ba she la Ba she la shang jye la jr pe jyu mwo li he sa dwo je 175 177 Ba she la Ba she la jya na jya bwo la pe dwun jr je 187 Yin tu na mwo mwo sye Part II 188 189 190 191 192 194 196 198 199 Wu syin Li shai jye na Bwo la she syi dwo Sa dan two Chye du shai ni shan Jan pe na Syi dan pe na Bwo la shai di ye San bwo cha Hu syin du lu yung Hu syin du lu yung Hu syin du lu yung 193 195 197 Page 144 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pi she ti 548. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.

visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi she ti 548. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 106. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.com or www. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan 546. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 4. 2. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 108. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org .org For latest version. Mi Li Ju. Da jr two 545.Ayurveda-Institute. 3. Ba she la 550.BTTSonline.Shurangama-Mantra. Chr Two Ni. Ning Jye Li 544. Swo pe he 200 202 203 204 205 207 208 209 210 211 213 214 215 216 217 218 219 220 221 222 223 224 225 226 227 228 229 230 231 232 Na jye la Sa pe yau cha He la cha swo Jye la he rau she Pi teng beng sa na jye la Je du la Shr di nan Jye la he Swo he sa la nan Pi teng beng sa na la La cha Pe che fan Sa dan two Chye du shai ni shan Bwo la dyan She ji li Mwo he Bwo shu Shr li sha Jyu jr swo he sa la swo he sa la swo he sa ni Hu syin du lu yung 201 Hu syin du lu yung 206 Hu syin du lu yung 212 Di li e bi ti shr pe li dwo Ja ja ying jya Mwo he ba she lu two la Di li pu pe na Man cha la Wu syin Swo syi di Bwo pe du Mwo mwo Yin tu na mwo mwo sye Part III 233 234 235 236 237 238 239 240 241 242 243 244 245 246 247 248 La shr Ju la E chi ni Wu two jya Pi sha She sa dwo la Pe la jya jye la pe ye Tu shai cha E she ni E jya la Mi li ju Two la ni bu mi jyan Bwo chye bwo two Wu la jya pe dwo La she tan cha Nwo chye pe ye ba ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye pe ye Prevents weapons of mass destruction Prevents weapons of mass destruction Page 145 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 107. E Jya La. Pan two pan two ni 552. E na li 547. Two li 551. www. 105. Pi la 549. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di.

The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 105. Pi la 549. 107. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E Jya La. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ning Jye Li 544. Nan 546. E La He Di.com or www. Pan two pan two ni 552. Swo pe he 249 250 Pi tyau dan Su bwo la na pe ye pe ye 251 252 253 254 255 256 257 258 259 260 261 262 263 264 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 273 274 275 276 277 281 286 291 292 297 302 307 308 313 318 319 320 325 326 331 332 333 334 339 Yau cha La cha sz Bi li dwo Pi she je Bu dwo Jyou pan cha Bu dan na Jya ja bu dan na Syi chan du E bwo syi mwo la Wu tan mwo two Che ye Syi li pe di She dwo Jye pe Lu di la Mang swo Mi two Mwo she She dwo Shr bi dwo Pi dwo Pe dwo E shu je Jr dwo Di shan sa pi shan Sa pe jye la he nan jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan he li nan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Chi li dan Chi li dan Chi li dan Chi li dan Chi li dan Chi li dan Chi li dan Chi li dan Chi li dan Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Ji la ye me Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Bwo li ba la je jya Cha yan ni Mwo he bwo su bwo dan ye Lu two la Nwo la ye na Dan two chye lu cha shi Mwo he jya la Mwo dan li chye na Jya bwo li jya She ye jye la Mwo du jye la Sa pe la two swo da na Je du la Pe chi ni Pi li yang chi li jr Nan two ji sha la Chye na bwo di Swo syi ye Na jye na she la pe na Chi li dan Chi li dan Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Page 146 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Mi Li Ju. 106. 4. Chr Two Ni. www. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. 2. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. visit www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.Shurangama-Mantra.BTTSonline.Ayurveda-Institute. 3. Ba she la 550.org . 108.org For latest version. Da jr two 545. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Two li 551.

Da jr two 545. 3. E La He Di. visit www.Ayurveda-Institute. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 107. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ning Jye Li 544.org . Swo pe he 344 349 354 355 356 361 362 363 E lwo han Pi dwo la chye Ba she la bwo ni Jyu syi ye jyu shi ye Jya di bwo di La cha wang Pe chye fan Chi li dan Chi li dan Pi two ye she Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi Ji la ye mi Chi li dan Pi two ye she Chen two ye mi Ji la ye mi Yin tu na mwo mwo sye Part IV 364 365 366 367 368 369 370 371 372 373 374 375 376 377 378 379 380 381 382 383 384 385 386 387 388 389 390 391 392 393 394 395 396 397 398 399 400 Pe chye fan San dan dwo bwo da la Na mwo tswei du di E syi dwo na la la jya Bwo la pe Syi pu ja Pi jya sa dan dwo be di li Shr fwo la shr fwo la Two la two la Pin two la pin two la Chen two chen two Hu syin hu syin Pan ja Pan ja Pan ja Pan ja Pan ja Swo he Syi syi E mu jya ye E bwo la ti he dwo Pe la bwo la two E su la Pi two la Bwo jya Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe Sa pe pan pan pan pan pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan bi pan ti pi na chye yau cha chyan ta pe bu dan na Jya ja bu dan na bi ban tu lang jr di tu zi bi li Chi shai di shr pe li e bwo syi mwo li she la pe na di di ji dan mwo two ji pi two ye La shr je li Page 147 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. www. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 2. Pan two pan two ni 552. Pi she ti 548. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.com or www. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ba she la 550.org For latest version.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Chr Two Ni. 105. Pi la 549.Shurangama-Mantra. 4. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E na li 547. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.BTTSonline. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 106. Two li 551. 108. E Jya La. Nan 546.

Mi Li Ju. visit www. 107. Da jr two 545. Ba she la 550. 108. Pi la 549.com or www. www. Swo pe he 401 402 403 404 405 406 407 408 409 410 411 412 413 414 415 416 417 418 419 420 421 422 423 424 425 426 427 428 429 430 431 432 433 434 She ye jye la Mwo du jye la Sa pe la two swo two li bi pan Pi di ye Je li bi pan Je du la Fu chi ni bi pan Ba she la Jyu mwo li Pi two ye La shr bi pan Mwo he bwo la ding yang Yi chi li bi pan Ba she la shang jye la ye Bwo la jang chi la she Mwo he jya la ye Mwo he mwo dan li jya na Na mwo swo jye li dwo Bi shai na bei Bwo la he mwo ni E chi ni Mwo he jye li Jye la tan chr Mye dan li Lau dan li Je wen cha Jye lwo la dan li Jya bwo li E di mu jr dwo Jya shr mwo she nwo Pe sz ni Yan ji jr Sa two pe sye ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan ye pan Mwo mwo yin tu na mwo mwo sye Part V 435 436 437 438 439 440 441 442 443 444 445 446 447 Tu shai ja E mwo dan li Wu she Chye pe Lu di la Pe swo Mwo she She dwo Shr bi dwo Ba lyau ye Chyan two Bu shr bwo Pwo la jr dwo jr dwo he la he la he la he la he la he la he la he la he la he la he la Page 148 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Su Chye Dwo Ye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 3. Chr Two Ni. 106. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E La He Di. 105. Pi she ti 548.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E na li 547.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org .Ayurveda-Institute.Shurangama-Mantra. 4. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E Jya La. Pan two pan two ni 552. Nan 546. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.BTTSonline. Two li 551. 2. Ning Jye Li 544. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.

Chr Two Ni. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. visit www. E Jya La. Two li 551. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Pan two pan two ni 552. Da jr two 545. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. www. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute. Mi Li Ju. 108. 4. E La He Di. Nan 546.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org . E na li 547. 107.Shurangama-Mantra.BTTSonline. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 106. Swo pe he 448 449 450 451 452 453 454 455 456 457 458 459 460 461 462 463 464 465 466 467 468 469 470 Pe sye Be bwo Tu shai ja Lau two la Yau cha La cha swo Bi li dwo Pi she je Bu dwo Jyou pan cha Syi chyan two Wu dan mwo two Che ye E bwo sa mwo la Jai chywe ge Cha chi ni Li fwo di She mi jya She jyu ni Mu two la Na di jya E lan pe Chyan du bwo ni he la jr dwo jr dwo jr dwo jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he jye la he 471 Shr fa la Yin jya syi jya Jwei di yau jya Dan li di yao jya Je tu two jya Bwo di jya Bi di jya Shr li shai mi jya Swo ni bwo di jya Shr lu ji di Mwo two pi da lu jr jyan 472 473 474 475 478 479 480 481 483 484 476 477 Ni ti Bi shan mwo shr fa la shr fa la 482 Sa pe shr fa la 485 486 487 488 489 490 491 492 493 494 495 496 497 498 E chi Mu chywe Jye li tu Jya la he Jye lan jye na Dan dwo Chi li ye Mwo mwo Ba li shr pe Bi li shr pe Wu two la Jye jr Ba shi di Wu lu lu chyan lu chyan lu chyan shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan Page 149 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.com or www. 3. 2. 105. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pi she ti 548. Su Chye Dwo Ye.

106. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Chr Two Ni.org Pan tan jya lu mi Pan tan jya lu mi Pan tan jya lu mi 539 541 543 Page 150 . Ba she la 550.BTTSonline. www. Pi she ti 548.Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 2. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi la 549. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 4. Mi Li Ju. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 108. Da jr two 545. 105. Su Chye Dwo Ye.com or www. 107. E Jya La. Swo pe he 499 500 501 502 503 504 505 506 507 508 509 510 511 512 513 514 515 516 517 518 519 520 521 522 523 524 525 526 527 528 529 530 531 532 533 534 535 536 537 538 540 542 544 545 546 547 548 549 550 551 552 Chang chye He syi dwo Ba two Swo fang ang chye Bwo la jang chye shu lan shu lan shu lan shu lan Bu dwo bi bwo cha Cha chi ni Shr pe la Two tu lu jya Jyan du lu ji jr Pe lu dwo pi Sa bwo lu He ling chye Shu sha dan la Swo na jye la Pi sha yu jya E chi ni Wu two jya Mwo la pi na Jyan dwo la E jya la Mi li du Da lyan bu jya Di li la ja Bi li shai jr jya Sa pe na jyu la Sz yin chye bi Jye la li yau cha Dan la chu Mwo la shr Fei di shan Swo pi shan Syi dan dwo bwo da laxxii Mwo he ba she lu Shai ni shan Mwo he bwo lai jang chi lan Ye bwo tu two She yu she nwo Byan da li na Pi two ye Di shu Bwo la pi two Da jr two Nan E na li Pi she ti Pi la Ba she la Two li Pan two pan two ni Ba she la bang ni pan Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E na li 547. visit www. E La He Di. Ning Jye Li 544.Shurangama-Mantra. 3. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546.

BTTSonline. the Buddha's light will shine on you and illumine your mind like the moonlight deeply penetrating clear water. Could a great Buddha emit a small light? Naturally the light he emits is so great it illuminates all places. If you can truly purify your mind.Ayurveda-Institute. Two li 551. E Jya La. Da jr two 545. 107. That Buddha is invisible. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." "How great is the light?" Think it over. 3. 108. 106. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 4. If it weren't so big as to be invisible. Volume One -. Ning Jye Li 544. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Page 151 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 10 If your mind is extremely pure. If your mind is impure. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. but can you see all of it? No! The earth is vast. "How big is that Buddha?" you ask. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan 546. Mi Li Ju. He is referred to in the verse that we recite before reciting the Shurangama Mantra: The transformation atop the invisible summit poured forth splendorous light and proclaimed this spiritual mantra.org . www. 105. And the great The General Explanation of the Title 9 Buddha's summit refers to the appearance of yet another great Buddha. What is invisible can be said not to exist. How can one refer to the existence of a great Buddha when he cannot even be seen? What cannot be seen is truly great. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Now we are not only speaking of the great Buddha. Pi she ti 548. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. The mind in samadhi is like a cloudless sky.Shurangama-Mantra. E La He Di. Swo pe he 553 554 Hu syin du lu ying pan Swo pe he The Buddha-nature is great. visit www. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ba she la 550. When the thoughts are settled the sky is without a cloud. then you can obtain the strength of the Shurangama Samadhi. and it is inherent in us all. Pan two pan two ni 552. but can you see its entire surface? No. a state that is inexpressibly wonderful.com or www.org For latest version. not big ones. "Does it shine on me?" It has shone on you all along. 2." Really? The sky is big. "Then why am I not aware of it?" Do you want to know of it? When the mind is pure the moon appears in the water. Just that is the incomparably great Buddha. why do you suppose you couldn't see it? "Little things are invisible. The great Buddha's "invisible summit emits a light. it is like a puddle of muddy water through which no light can pass. Chr Two Ni.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. What is truly great cannot be seen. E na li 547. we are referring to the crown of his head: his summit. Pi la 549.

org . E na li 547. Two li 551. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.BTTSonline. 3. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. visit www.Shurangama-Mantra. Pi la 549. E La He Di. 107. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 108. Swo pe he Page 152 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Ba she la 550. Pan two pan two ni 552.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Chr Two Ni. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute.com or www.org For latest version. 105. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. E Jya La. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pi she ti 548. Mi Li Ju. 4. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 2. Nan 546. 106. Da jr two 545. www.

Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E Jya La. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. spoke the sutras and taught the Dharma in the world.'s!" Although Ananda's ability to learn came Volume One -. Ning Jye Li 544. In other words. He thought that since he was the Buddha's cousin. Pi la 549.Shurangama-Mantra.'s in science. Samadhi-power isn't important. 106. she was immediately attracted to him. he thought he could realize Buddhahood through literary prajna alone. It is said that through samadhi one develops wisdom. Swo pe he In general. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ananda hadn't cultivated true-appearance prajna.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The Buddha's disciple and cousin. Da jr two 545." is their attitude. "Look at me. Ananda was particularly handsome. He thought samadhi was not important. it came very naturally. You can practice meditation in accord with your new understanding. and when Matangi's daughter saw him. six causes and conditions lie behind its being spoken. is that it combines the actual practice of sitting in meditation with the understanding gained from the study of the Sutra. 4. Chr Two Ni. His memory was so keen that once he heard something. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Mi Li Ju. philosophy. he also relied on it too much.com or www. Often. Pan two pan two ni 552. He took his bowl and went from house to house. Two li 551. When others were sitting investigating Dhyana. he encountered the daughter of Matangi. I have more than a hundred Ph. he never forgot it. Page 153 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. as the Shurangama Sutra relates. Through the application of effort. That's sufficient. The wonderful quality of the Shurangama Lecture and Cultivation Session. Why. But it is essential both to develop samadhi and to acquire learning. he ended up wasting a lot of time.org . you can become enlightened. Ba she la 550. Ananda didn't have to force himself to remember. www. 108. the Buddha.org For latest version. precisely because he didn't have sufficient samadhi-power. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. visit www. E La He Di. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. The Dependence on Erudition and the Neglect of SamadhiPower. Pi she ti 548. who had realized Buddhahood. he read widely and he was very knowledgeable. The Shurangama Sutra was spoken for Ananda's sake. "I know a lot of things and have wisdom.D.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 36 naturally. in which this sutra is being explained. Nan 546. E na li 547. I have Ph. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. "I know more than all of you. would certainly help him realize Buddhahood. 3. was very learned. While walking alone on the road. but I already have wisdom. 107. Ananda would go read a book or write instead. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. however. With particular reference to the Shurangama Sutra. He followed the Buddha for several decades and could remember the Dharma spoken at every Dharma assembly. One day. Ananda went out to receive alms by himself. and literature.BTTSonline. Ananda.Ayurveda-Institute. 2. and he neglected developing his samadhi-power. The first of these six is: I. in over three hundred Dharma assemblies held for over forty-nine years.D. 105. too. these are the reasons that Shakyamuni Buddha. Thinking that it didn't really matter whether he cultivated or not. learned people force themselves to remember the principles they read in books and they come to rely upon their learning. He had not done the work of meditation required to develop it." So he forgot about samadhi.

Pan two pan two ni 552. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. The first five precepts prohibit killing. Nan 546. 105.to confuse Ananda. Pi la 549. she used a mantra of her sect -. Volume One -. and the taking of intoxicants.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Two li 551.BTTSonline. Chr Two Ni. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Shurangama-Mantra. Those who do not practice hidden virtue. I'll die. This was the first reason that it was spoken. knelt before the Buddha. Buddha. its power woke Ananda up from his confusion. 107. The Sutra issues a warning about them. he quickly spoke the Shurangama Mantra to break up the former Brahma Heaven mantra of the Kapila religion. 4. He returned. where he was on the verge of breaking the precepts. but instead use their knowledge in ways that harm people. Perhaps they studied hard in past lives.he was totally oblivious to everything. Realizing his cousin was in trouble. so he couldn't control himself. "I have relied exclusively on erudition and have not perfected any strength in the Way. www. tell me how the Buddhas of the ten directions have cultivated so they were able to obtain samadhi-power. despite their intellectual ability. Ananda didn't have any samadhipower. People are intelligent because in past lives they undertook virtuous practices. 2. 108. and there he was wondering how he had gotten himself into such a situation. Matangi. Ning Jye Li 544. So she went back and told her mother. and Ananda was about to break the precept against sexual misconduct. Mi Li Ju. Da jr two 545. Hidden virtue leads you to enter the path of intelligence. The Buddha knew about it as it was happening. Please. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 38 There is a proverb that says: Intelligence is helped by hidden virtue. They outsmart themselves and act in a very confused way.org For latest version." In reply the Buddha spoke the Shurangama Sutra. Ananda's confusion had made him as if drunk or as if he had taken dope -. There are many intelligent people in the world who. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E na li 547. The second reason it was spoken was: II. 106.org . Su Chye Dwo Ye. sexual misconduct. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Swo pe he But she didn't know how to snare him. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Ayurveda-Institute. Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 37 Since Matangi really loved her daughter. which were extremely effective. To Warn About Those With Insane Wisdom Who Cherish Deviant Thoughts. He followed the mantra and went to Matangi's daughter's house. do not follow proper paths. the "tawny-haired. This is deviant thought. They harbor deviant thoughts and have no desire to put an end to them. If you don't. Will be defeated by their own intelligence. Ba she la 550." Now the mother. E La He Di. and cried out in distress. or they Page 154 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 3. E Jya La.a mantra that they claimed had come from the Brahma heaven -." and she cultivated this religion's mantras and dharma-devices. visit www.com or www. But when the Buddha recited the Shurangama Mantra. I haven't any samadhi-power. Pi she ti 548. "You absolutely must get Ananda to marry me. lying. belonged to the religion of the Kapilas. because they think they are correct. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. stealing. but make use of intelligence alone.

One of great good who falls will join the ranks of evil. Evil done fearing others will discover it is great evil. The very greatest kind of evil is done secretly in the fear that people will find out. 2. he makes up a fine story to avoid the judgment of the courts." Such a person may have done good deeds. when someone who ordinarily does good deeds decides to do evil and cheat people because he doesn't notice any particular response to his former conduct. E Jya La. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. This is insane wisdom. Da jr two 545. Good deeds that are done unknown to anyone are hidden virtue. E La He Di. Intelligence does not come to people who do a good deed and then strike the gong. 107. E na li 547. not true intelligence.org For latest version. and put an ad in the paper or on television saying. he won't kill anyone else. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. They are simply Dharma Protectors whose job is to protect the Triple Jewel of the Buddha. a petty intelligence. but instead do evil. It is "hidden virtue" that others do not see. 105. visit www.Ayurveda-Institute. For example. but as Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 39 deceptive as a ghost. Pi la 549. Chr Two Ni. If someone who does great evil recognizes it and changes. 106. www. he is very convincing and he wins his case. but this is not hidden virtue. Su Chye Dwo Ye. But great Emperor Yao of China was said to have divine wisdom. Ba she la 550. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. beat the drum. they are genuine good deeds. Pi she ti 548. Someone basically in error makes up a rationale for his behavior. But intelligence is established by doing this good work in secret. The Shurangama Sutra warns people against making arguments based on deviant thoughts. Pan two pan two ni 552. So it is said: Good done hoping others will notice it is not true good. He may go so far as to commit murder and say: "If I hadn't killed that man. he thereby becomes a very evil person since he is one who clearly knows what is right and intentionally does wrong. but the killer had a grudge against him. 108. However. Ning Jye Li 544. so-and-so. This is deviant thought. the great general Tsau-Tsau of the Three Kingdoms Period in China was extremely intelligent. they're just being greedy for a good reputation. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. "I. Swo pe he read many Buddhist sutras. if we don't practice hidden virtue and do good deeds. A person with "insane wisdom" does upside-down things -improper things -.org . printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. But because I have killed him.and still feels he is correct. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Hidden virtue practiced in the past may endow us with intelligence. he can be considered a person of great good because he has had the courage to change.Shurangama-Mantra. but if we don't use our intelligence correctly. our intelligence defeats us and we defeat our intelligence. Mi Li Ju. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. It becomes merely a petty knowledge. They do not hold a very high position. Wise people are sometimes even called gods. the victim was not a potential murderer at all. It warns Page 155 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. the Dharma. have just now done something good. 4. and the Sangha.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." In truth.BTTSonline.com or www. one should not view gods too highly in the Buddhadharma. But. People who want the good they do to be known haven't done genuine good. 3. Nan 546. Although he is wrong. he might have killed others. Two li 551.

Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Mi Li Ju.org For latest version.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 40 It is the true mind. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 2. Your true mind is the Buddha nature.Ayurveda-Institute. one's true mind. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. bright. Nan 546. 107. which neither comes nor goes. its substance. So the flesh heart is not your true mind. However. Su Chye Dwo Ye. This is the third reason the Sutra was spoken: to point out the pure nature and bright substance of the eternally dwelling true mind. it should be able to accompany you when you die. 4. "Where is the Buddha nature?" It is "not outside or inside or in the middle. its nature is pure. It is said: When the nature is in samadhi. which cannot be seen. The third reason for the speaking of the Sutra is: III. The Shurangama Sutra points directly to our mind so we may see our nature and realize Buddhahood. Chr Two Ni. no matter how long they cultivate. Externalists also develop samadhis. Pi she ti 548. This sutra explains fifty kinds of "skandha demons". they will never achieve sagehood. one will miss the mark in the end by a thousand miles. Pan two pan two ni 552. many demons: Page 156 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E La He Di. It is not the true mind. demons are subdued and every day is blissful. 3. The heart within your chest that you can see is merely the flesh-heart. "What is this mind?"3 Volume One -. all demons can be subdued.Shurangama-Mantra. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. visit www. It is the basic substance." The Sutra text will explain this principle in great detail." that is." Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 41 When false thoughts do not arise everywhere is peaceful. to proper thought. not to be convinced that they are right. If the nature is in samadhi. Therefore it is necessary to cultivate proper samadhi. neither moves nor changes. The samadhis cultivated by externalists are deviant samadhis. and to avoid cultivating deviant samadhi. There are many Dharma-doors in the cultivation of samadhi. but in cultivating samadhis. a person's body remains after death and the flesh heart is still within it. Why do people have demonic obstacles when they cultivate? Why do karmic obstacles arise? It is just because people's natures lack samadhi. E na li 547. 105. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 108. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. if one is off at the beginning even by a hair's breadth. It certainly cannot lead you to genuine understanding. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. but to change their ways and to correct their thinking so they may return to the proper path. If the heart within your chest were the true mind.org . The fourth reason the Sutra was spoken is: IV. Swo pe he people who do this not to cherish deviant thoughts. Da jr two 545. not proper samadhis. There are many kinds of demons. Ba she la 550. Pi la 549. To Display the Samadhi of the Nature and to Exhort Us to Actual Certification.com or www. 3. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ning Jye Li 544. the only function of which is to keep you alive. 106.BTTSonline. Because their samadhis are not the proper samadhi of the true nature. The Sutra will also explain the "ten instances of manifesting the seeing-nature. E Jya La. without defilement. www. To Point to the True Mind and Manifest the Basic Nature. Two li 551. Actually there are many. In Chinese the word for "mind" is also the word for "heart.

Su Chye Dwo Ye. they imitated the behavior of cows or dogs. They love you and can't let you go.com or www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. end birth and death. Heavenly demons are the demon-kings in the heavens who come to disturb your dhyana concentration. If you use this method. E Jya La. "Who is mindful of the Buddha?" By investigating this topic one sweeps away all dharmas and leaves all appearances. one investigates the meditation topic. "Why do they do this?" Because before you attain Buddhahood you are a member of the demons' family. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Earth demons that dwell on the earth. the demons are still fond of you. but they haven't dug out the root of their polluted thinking. 105. Ning Jye Li 544.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Then you will know whether your nostrils are pointing up or down. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. You will be "thus. weird demons. As Volume One -. cultivate dhyana concentration. When Shakyamuni Buddha spoke the Shurangama Sutra. it is just like removing the rock. This strange practice came about because someone." To be "thus. Mi Li Ju. with their true mind. the day will come when your contemplation will suddenly penetrate through and you will suddenly become enlightened.BTTSonline. and strange creatures also all come to disturb your dhyana concentration. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Chr Two Ni. human demons. while sitting in Page 157 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. In seeking for "who?" one penetrates to the root of all polluted thinking and rips it out. It is extremely dangerous. It is like trying to use a rock to prevent grass from growing. Once you are enlightened. they work on the false shell of a body. there were in India various religious groups that did not discuss enlightenment. When you decide to leave the family of demons. Therefore they come to bother your spirit and disturb your dhyana concentration. you can be turned by the demon-states and end up following them. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. With the combined powers of concentration and wisdom. 2. If you have concentrationpower. ghost demons. To be "clear and eternally bright" is to have wisdom-power. Nan 546. visit www. At present you don't know whether your nostrils face up or down. 3.Shurangama-Mantra. not the root. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 107. Two li 551. earth demons. thus unmoving" is to have concentration power. you won't be turned. Pi she ti 548. you will know. the ordinary mind. and weird demons. E La He Di. and break through the turning wheel. When cultivators of external religions relax their efforts. so they can't end birth and death. Their methods are not ultimate. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. no demon can move you. When the rock is removed. E na li 547. The reason externalists do not develop the concentration of the nature is because they apply effort to the branches. Rather.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 42 a result of their cultivation they get a little of the experience of still quiescence but what they experience is not actual. If you have no concentration-power. Da jr two 545. They force themselves to keep their thoughts from arising.org For latest version. Pan two pan two ni 552. thus unmoving / clear and eternally bright. the grass grows right back. ghost demons. 4. you will follow the demons and become their children and grandchildren. Their mistake is to identify the sixth consciousness. Swo pe he heavenly demons. In dhyana cultivation. and then you're on your way. www.Ayurveda-Institute. 106. human demons.org . Pi la 549. 108. Ba she la 550. But if you have no concentration or wisdom-power.

but he had no genuine accomplishment.no matter what kind. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. it was deviant samadhi.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. there are many kinds of demons: there are external demons and internal demons. in which he didn't think of anything. Certain demons that bring sickness are also hard to subdue. ghost demons. Chr Two Ni. our origin. Su Chye Dwo Ye. But in the end such cultivation did not bring ultimate accomplishment. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. but it couldn't. and to learn how to even sleep like a cow. 4.Shurangama-Mantra. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. He was without polluted thinking. guarding the door. This person decided that if he imitated the behavior of dogs. and sleeping the way dogs do. He modeled himself after a dog in every way. Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 43 Another old cultivator of another religion cultivated the NoThought Samadhi. not fundamental. www. Da jr two 545. I studied the Buddhadharma and yet was very arrogant. It is essential for those of you who wish to cultivate to meet a Master who has genuine understanding. human demons -. 3. E Jya La. 106. "I should study the behavior of cows. Pan two pan two ni 552. and this person concluded. The demon had me trapped. Pi la 549.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 44 Page 158 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 105. 108. Swo pe he samadhi. This too is considered a deviant samadhi." After I finished spouting off. My body wouldn't obey my commands. because sickness inhibits one's movements like a yoke and chains. you will certainly have to undergo the tests of demons. and eventually he fell. I told it to walk. had seen a cow reborn in the heavens. It will never succeed. Ning Jye Li 544. in order for you to be able to attain genuine samadhi power." He began to eat grass. In fact.org . you won't realize Buddhahood. In order to attain real samadhi-power. E na li 547.com or www. You can cultivate for countless ages. Using the ordinary mind and its false thinking to cultivate the Buddhadharma is like trying to make rice by cooking sand. Then I realized what I had said Volume One -. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. visit www. but I have no fear of them. As I mentioned earlier. The external demons are not too difficult to subdue. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. but you won't escape the turning wheel." Wouldn't you say that was an insane remark? "No matter what kind of demons they are -heavenly demons. but it wouldn't. Mi Li Ju. also. From morning to night I lay on the bed unable to eat or drink. and then it was I who feared the demons. 107. When I was about seventeen or eighteen. 2. E La He Di.BTTSonline. I have no fear of them. When he wasn't sleeping he cultivated a bit of samadhi. eating things dogs eat. Ba she la 550.org For latest version. Two li 551. they are not cultivation of the self-nature.Ayurveda-Institute. and finally in his cultivation he was born in the No-Thought Heaven. Another religion of that time came about because someone had a confused dream in which a dog was born in the heavens. Pi she ti 548. I told it to sit. but the demons produced in your own mind are hard to defeat. what do you suppose happened? I was attacked by a sickness demon. spirit demons. My arrogance prompted me to say an insane thing: "Most people are afraid of demons. to live outside in a cowshed. not the demons who feared me. All these methods taught by externalists are not ultimate. demons fear me. he too would be born in the heavens. But birth in the No-Thought Heaven is not ultimate. Nan 546. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. earth demons. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.

org . San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Page 159 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. So. After that I wasn't so insane. Su Chye Dwo Ye. If you say. and my breath and pulse returned. I arrived back at my own front door. I lectured on the advantages of benevolence. however. Ning Jye Li 544. and then I was born anew. I was in empty space. Pan two pan two ni 552. Take my advice: whatever you do. After seeing and hearing many things. I opened the door and looked into my house. The moment I realized there were two of me I became one. But to say "I'm afraid of everything" is also incorrect. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. It seemed certain I would die.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. it was like being enveloped in space. I had cultivated to the point that I felt I had a little skill. and soon were flying over foreign lands where the people were fair-haired and blue-eyed. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E Jya La. Swo pe he was all wrong. except there was no projector or screen. One day I read an article about Jang Sywan's exemplary way of life and I decided I wanted to be just like him. don't say things like that. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. but now when the sickness-demon caught me I was powerless. Two li 551. In general. www. We didn't stop with China. "He hasn't died!" exclaimed my father and mother.com or www. It wasn't like mounting the clouds and driving the fog. and had seemed dead. The three came and told me to come out and play. 4. I saw the Three Filial Sons Wong of Manchuria: two monks -. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. I had boasted that I wasn't afraid of demons. 2.when I was almost dead but not quite -. I myself also practiced benefiting others. We went to the four sacred mountains in China: Wu Tai (Five Peaks). But just as I was lingering on for one last breath -. Wherever we went there were lots of temples and lots of people. E Mei.BTTSonline. and I could see lots of people below. E na li 547. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." in the future you will encounter something that will frighten you. and one a layman. the Way. 107. and good conduct. Chr Two Ni. and Pu Two. I had been sick. I am a living dead man. however. and they said I had been in a coma for seven or eight days. E La He Di. mountains.org For latest version. I walked on the tops of houses and soon they looked very small.Ayurveda-Institute. 106. Pi la 549. Pi she ti 548. It was very strange: just outside the door I started to walk. Mi Li Ju.Shurangama-Mantra. "He's alive!" Then I realized that when I had seen myself on the bed unable to move. who were seated beside me.another thing happened to me. Nan 546. But after I made the vow I regretted it. visit www. 105. righteousness. but my feet weren't touching the ground. I asked my father and mother about it. I was so sick that I was oblivious to everything. "I'm not afraid of anything. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Da jr two 545. I was an instructor at the Way-Virtue Society.one a Taoist Master and one a Buddhist Bhikshu. and I actually went to the places I saw. don't even bring up such useless topics. Jyou Hua (Nine Flowers). Even I myself thought I was dead. We went to all the famous temples. I never said that I didn't fear demons or that Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 45 demons feared me. where frame after frame flashes on the screen in a constant change of scene. Ba she la 550. 3. I vowed to heaven that I would practice the deeds of Jang Sywan. Prior to my illness. and great rivers. We went from place to place so quickly that it was like watching a movie. Although I wasn't in an airplane. Not only did I just exhort others to do good deeds. and there on the bed was another me. 108. and I followed them outside. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.

Her hair turned white. Countless wrinkles line your face and from your eyes and nose flow filthy tears and mucus.com or www. at crucial stages of development. There is snot in your nose and phlegm and saliva in your mouth. Pan two pan two ni 552. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Many such demons came to test the Buddha. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. "Look at yourself. E Jya La. 4. her teeth fell out.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 46 Shakyamuni Buddha accomplished the Way beneath the Bodhi tree. emitting light and moving the earth. It transformed into a beautiful woman who came before the Buddha and spoke seductively." However. He sat there for forty-nine days. "all living beings have the Buddha-nature. they will try you out. If you Page 160 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Chr Two Ni. 3. 108. and yet you still come and try to cheat me. strangely enough.Shurangama-Mantra. The demon looked and was so ashamed that she ran away. 2. Swo pe he "Of what use is imitating him?" I wondered doubtfully. Cultivate the samadhi of the nature and seek actual accomplishment. but once you develop a little skill. Da jr two 545. When people work hard cultivating the Way. Su Chye Dwo Ye. but actually you are an old hag. E La He Di. that very evening a demon came to test me to see if I really could keep my vow. "Strange indeed. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E na li 547. "I have just realized Buddhahood. too. Since he was not turned by the demons." and while sitting in dhyana he may feel that his body is like the Buddha's. Before you have any skill the demons won't test you. Two li 551. then you may run off and join the retinue of demons. 107. Nan 546. it is not genuine accomplishment of the Way. they are likely.org For latest version. strange indeed. One may think: "Sitting here in dhyana. One whose accomplishment is empty and false may suddenly think. and then one evening. The point is. ‘You will soon realize Buddhahood. and her nose began to run with snot. take care to avoid something that pleases you or in time something will happen to cause you to be displeased.Ayurveda-Institute. And. Your whole body is filthy. Mi Li Ju. You are a Buddha already. but the Buddha was never turned. Don't bother to cultivate. to undergo the tests of demons. Actual accomplishment is the opposite of what is empty and false. She looked wretched. If you don't recognize it as a test. is a false experience. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. strange indeed. Volume One -.org . Don't use the mind that ordinary people use but rather a mind that is intent on the Way. Actually there isn't anything going on at all." the Buddha told the demon. All can become Buddhas. The experience is empty and false: it is not the accomplishment of the Way. Keep your mind on cultivation of the Way. 105.'" This." he said. the Bodhisattvas may come to test you. Pi la 549. www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. before he had accomplished Buddhahood. he accomplished the Buddha-Way. "You think you are really beautiful. was not moved by the sight of this exquisite creature. He just thought. trying to get him to abandon his cultivation and marry her instead. If you make vows. I saw the Buddha give me a prediction. from within his samadhi. he saw a star and awakened to the Way." The Buddha contemplated this thought from within samadhi and transformed the demon's power so that the demon turned into an old woman. But the Buddha. a heavenly demon came to test him. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ning Jye Li 544. visit www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.BTTSonline. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la 550. Pi she ti 548. saying. don't speak arrogantly. 106.

not false. E Jya La.BTTSonline.org . www. Swo pe he want to cultivate to the point of actual accomplishment. to be reborn in the heavens. and your nature is not moved. The "unmoving honored one" is the Shurangama Samadhi. you must develop the samadhi of the nature. Well. then your samadhi is not true and proper but is rather a deviant samadhi. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E na li 547. If you are moved by demons. the unmoving honored one. he spoke a verse. It is rare because. 106. 2. How did the cow and dog they imitated happen to get born in the heavens? In a former life.Shurangama-Mantra. as the third line of the verse says. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "Upside-down thoughts" refer to any of the thoughts worldly people have. After hearing it.org For latest version. Page 161 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. these people thought that it was merely being a cow or a dog in the present life that led to the heavenly reward. visit www." Life after life. but before that it had done many bad things. Pi she ti 548. Mi Li Ju. Not knowing the past causes and conditions of the cow and the dog that led to their rebirth in the heavens. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. To Destroy Upside-down Thoughts and Dispel Subtle Delusions. Pan two pan two ni 552. 105. Subtle delusions may be so subtle that the eyes can't see them. people aren't actually upside-down. Da jr two 545. "It melts away my inverted thoughts Volume One -. E La He Di. which begins: The wonderfully deep dharani. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. at death. The entire sentence refers to Shakyamuni Buddha. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. When Ananda and Matangi's daughter returned to the Buddha. 107. It is to realize the true fundamental substance. Pi la 549. however. 108. and they couldn't obtain actual accomplishment.com or www. The fifth reason the Buddha spoke this sutra is: V. unobstructed interpenetration. Two li 551. Nan 546. the cow had cultivated the Ten Good Deeds.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 48 gathered in a million kalpas. it is to obtain one's own true mind. for limitless. People are really upsidedown. The foremost Shurangama King is rarely found in the world. where samadhi aids wisdom and wisdom aids samadhi in a mutual. Upside-down thoughts are improper. So they blindly imitated the behavior of cows and dogs. Ananda bowed and asked for instruction. Ananda had been striking up upside-down thoughts. 4. Nothing came of their cultivation. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ning Jye Li 544. The retribution for the evil deeds caused it to be born as a cow and the reward for its cultivation of the Ten Good Deeds led it. their thinking is. clear inherent wisdom and samadhi-power. The function of the Shurangama Sutra is to destroy and melt away these inverted polluted thoughts and to dispel our subtle delusions. Actual accomplishment means the genuine realization of one's own perfect. perfect. When you cultivate by working on the samadhi of the nature. The same was true for the dog. Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 47 Earlier I mentioned the deviant samadhis developed by people who studied the behavior of cows and dogs.Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la 550. you will naturally have samadhi-power and your accomplishment will naturally be true and actual. boundless kalpas. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 3. thinking of improper things. which will not lead you to Buddhahood. Chr Two Ni.

So one must put an end to inverted false thoughts and dispel the subtle doubts and then one can very quickly realize Buddhahood. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la 550. 2. Pi la 549. E Jya La. Originally there is not a single thing. Great Master Shen Syou's verse says: The body is a Bodhi tree. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. But because of the production of these fine delusions. They take suffering as bliss. 107. Nan 546.BTTSonline. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 105. I say it is correct.Shurangama-Mantra.com or www.it is the Great Perfect Mirror-Wisdom. 3.org . body. tongue. nose.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. If there is dust flying about in a room where there is a mirror. flowing along and forgetting to return. and mind suddenly move and take control. the bright mirror becomes coated and grows dimmer and dimmer. When the six roots suddenly move. These particles of dust will go unnoticed until they become so thick that they cloud the mirror. Unfortunately. they nonetheless think themselves pretty fine.org For latest version. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. for when you have cleared up the dust of the subtle delusions.Ayurveda-Institute. As soon as we give rise to one unenlightened thought. Swo pe he the ears can't hear them. Time and again brush it clean. no one wants to realize Buddhahood. the Three Subtle Delusions arise. Da jr two 545. "Look at me. The mind like a bright mirror stand. Ning Jye Li 544. saying. www. turn their backs on enlightenment and unite with defiling objects. Delusion can be likened to dust. When not one thought is produced. Fundamentally. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. though. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Chr Two Ni. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Where can the dust alight? This verse was spoken by one who was already enlightened. People would rather flow along in the Five Turbidities. the Buddha-nature and samadhi appear. the Sixth Patriarch. Brush it morning and night. Our subtle delusions are like the dust on the mirror. Everyone who sees me likes me and I Page 162 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. one should honor this doctrine and cultivate in accord with it. said in reply: Originally Bodhi has no tree. Although they have not ended birth and death. One who is enlightened can understand and cultivate in accord with this verse. And let no dust alight. 108. our own nature is like a bright mirror -. Some people say this verse is incorrect. It is said: When not one thought arises. it is as if the sky has suddenly clouded over. ears. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E La He Di. Before one has become enlightened. The bright mirror has no stand. Two li 551. and the mind cannot form thoughts about them. Pan two pan two ni 552. When your eyes. 106. the mirror will immediately catch a lot of dust particles. Pi she ti 548. the mirror of your own nature will shine brightly. although the space of a thought is very short. I am intelligent and handsome. Mi Li Ju. E na li 547. visit www. the entire substance manifests. Why? He is telling us to constantly cultivate. Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 49 The Great Master. Su Chye Dwo Ye. to time and again brush clean the mind so that it doesn't catch any dust. one is covered by clouds. 4.

which is the Provisional Dharma. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Come back quickly and I will give my candy to you. The Expedient Dharma. Mi Li Ju. it would have drowned. visit www. To Clarify the Two Doors for the Benefit of Living Beings of the Present and Future. 106. which is the Actual Dharma. but is temporary and impermanent. The Buddha knew that if he called to the child to come back that it wouldn't listen. Swo pe he understand what others don't. which is the Provisional Dharma." Because living beings are greedy.org For latest version. Nan 546. 4. Provisional Dharma is not real. Come to me and I will give you a jewel -. Actual Dharma is real and forever unchanging.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org .Ayurveda-Institute. The Provisional Dharma-door is used to teach and transform living beings. Pi la 549. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. www. The sixth reason the Buddha spoke this Sutra is: VI. Ultimately they have been enticed by an expedient Dharma-door. Pi she ti 548. The Buddha extended his empty fist and said there was candy in it. E Jya La. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "I have treasures. so that they eventually may give proof to the result and realize Buddhahood. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Causes and Conditions for the Arising of the Teaching 51 The Dharma-door of Level Equality -. Ba she la 550.BTTSonline. The child was just about to fall into the well. Two li 551. 107. they follow along to reap the advantages. The child was on the brink of falling into the water and would surely drown before anyone could reach it. The Two Doors benefit living beings of the present and future." Actually such people are just like mirrors attracting dust.The Ten Doors of Discrimination 50 clearly what our destiny will be. 3. There are two Dharmas: Provisional and Actual.and other fine things. 2. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. But was the Buddha lying? Was he cheating the child? No. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. If the Buddha hadn't enticed it in such a way as to cause it to turn immediately. Basically there isn't anything at all. but would keep right on running. Su Chye Dwo Ye. then.a priceless gem -.com or www. The "present" here can refer to the time when the Buddha taught. Actually there wasn't anything in the Buddha's hand. the dimmer the mirror gets until it reflects no light at all. but the Buddha says to living beings. They may think themselves smart in this present life. The Two Doors are the Dharma-door of Level Equality." When the child heard there was candy to eat it turned around and came back. Chr Two Ni. what path we will take. in this life we must decide where we will be going -. may be illustrated by the following event: Once Shakyamuni Buddha saw a child toddling toward a well. refers to the clever skill-in-means used to save living beings. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. The child came because it wanted to eat candy. The more dust that gathers. Therefore. "I have candy in my hand. and it can also refer to now. By means of these two Dharma-doors living beings are led to separate themselves from suffering and to obtain bliss. and the Expedient Door. 108.Shurangama-Mantra.the Actual Dharma -. Then there is hope. Da jr two 545. Pan two pan two ni 552.and the Provisional Dharma-door were both used in speaking this sutra. E na li 547. E La He Di. The Provisional Dharma. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ning Jye Li 544. He said instead. 105.we must recognize Volume One -. Living beings of the present and future Page 163 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. but wait and see: perhaps ten lives from now they will end up as stupid as pigs.

Pi she ti 548.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org For latest version. Mi Li Ju. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he can obtain the benefit of being enriched by the Dharma. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Shurangama-Mantra. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 105. Page 164 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. www. 4. 3. 107. 106. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. visit www. Pi la 549.com or www. E La He Di.org . Two li 551. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 2. To make the Two Doors understood for the benefit of living beings of the present and future is the last of the six reasons for the arising of the teaching. Nan 546. E na li 547. Ning Jye Li 544. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Chr Two Ni. 108. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.BTTSonline. E Jya La. Da jr two 545. Su Chye Dwo Ye.

it was empty and false. 105. which is Sanskrit for "Basic Nature. Without realizing what was happening he went into the house of prostitution. supple.Ayurveda-Institute. But it was phony. Pan two pan two ni 552. In fact. Most Indians had dark complexions but Ananda's skin was extremely soft. house to house -. Two li 551. and especially fair. The mantra "which came from the Brahma Heaven.he passed by a house of prostitution and was waylaid by a powerful artifice. Ba she la 550. Ananda's skin was snowy white and glistened like silver. but was something conjured up. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. and the daughter of Matangi drew him onto an impure mat. his samadhi-power was still insufficient. dreaming. interpreted to mean "Vulgar Lineage. Chr Two Ni. By means of a mantra of the Kapila religion.Shurangama-Mantra. honoring with propriety the method for obtaining food. 2. formerly of the Brahma Heaven.BTTSonline. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Then why was the mantra purported to have come from the Brahma Heaven able to confuse him?" you wonder." Ananda was snared by a mantra of the Kapila religion. because Ananda was begging in sequential order. the daughter of Matangi drew him onto an impure mat.by going door to door. Because Ananda was begging in sequential order -.org ." Matangi is a Sanskrit name. Swo pe he Sutra: At that time. Pi la 549. Her daughter's name was Prakriti. Da jr two 545. smooth. 3. formerly of the Brahma Heaven. E La He Di. and in that way got people to believe in them. 4. visit www. The daughter of Matangi had urged her mother to make use of a mantra. That is why Matangi's daughter was infatuated with Ananda the moment she laid eyes on Page 165 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. sparkled like frost. Therefore when he encountered this kind of demon he was confused by her. so it is called an "artifice. or drunk. Its proponents just claimed it was. because it was not really a transmission from the Brahma Heaven.Ananda's Fall 136 although he had attained the first fruition. which allegedly had come from the gods of the Brahma Heaven and had been brought down to the human realm. 106. and so Volume One -. Ning Jye Li 544. the mantric device was falsely named. It was not real. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Mi Li Ju. the recitation of the mantra was able to turn Ananda's spirit and soul upside down and he fell into a stupor as if asleep. Ananda was extremely handsome. His features were almost as perfect as the thirty-two fine marks of the Buddha. Commentary: At that time Ananda was being stern and proper. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. However. www. 108. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi she ti 548. E na li 547. 107. "Basically Ananda was a sage who had been certified as having attained the first fruition.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." indicating that she was not honorable." had rendered him totally oblivious and had totally confused his self-nature.com or www. E Jya La. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Matangi had learned her false mantra from members of the tawny-haired religion.org For latest version. He became confused because he had concentrated on studying the sutras and had not been attentive to samadhi-power. Nan 546. he passed by a house of prostitution and was waylaid by Ananda's Fall 135 a powerful artifice. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.

Mi Li Ju. 3. Nan 546. elders. I'll have to think of a way to do what cannot be done. Why did Matangi's daughter have such a compelling attraction for Ananda? It stemmed from the fact that Ananda and Matangi's daughter had been married to one another in five hundred former lives. Ananda had been her husband before and she was determined to have him for a husband again.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. or north from south.BTTSonline. Pi la 549. www. her old habits took over. He went right into the house and followed Matangi's daughter into her room and onto the bed. Pi she ti 548. E na li 547. as soon as she saw Ananda this time. and laypeople followed along after the Buddha." thought Matangi. Because of those seeds passed down life after life. and in the future he would have had a great deal of difficulty in cultivating successfully." she said obstinately. "How can you want him? He's a Bhikshu and cannot marry.Shurangama-Mantra. 107. Swo pe he him and went running to tell her mother that she wanted Ananda. "He's a disciple of the Buddha. which. visit www. desiring to hear the essentials of Dharma. you're going to have to think of a way to trap Ananda for me. 2. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Da jr two 545." "That doesn't make any difference to me. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 108. He still hadn't broken it. Commentary: This was a dangerous spot to be in! With her licentious body she caressed him until he was on the verge of destroying the precept-substance. and she fell madly in love with him. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. a deviant dharma from the Kapila religion. in such a stupor that he couldn't tell east from west." So she used the mantra. This is an important Ananda's Fall 137 point." replied her daughter. If I can't marry Ananda I won't go on living. Commentary: Page 166 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.org . and recited until Ananda became hypnotized. 106. great officials. you might just as well die. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Ayurveda-Institute. it would mean it would be all over for him. When one receives the precepts one becomes endowed with a certain substance. Sutra: With her licentious body she stroked and rubbed him until he was on the verge of destroying the precept-substance. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.com or www. E La He Di. If precepts are broken. Because they had been a married couple in so many former lives. Sutra: The Tathagata. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E Jya La." her mother said. knowing Ananda was being taken advantage of by the indecent artifice. Pan two pan two ni 552. "Mother.even her very life -. "She loves him so much. The king. "Ah. Ba she la 550. Chr Two Ni.for the sake of her love for Ananda. if the text said that his precept-substance was "already" destroyed. if destroyed.org For latest version. As for Ananda. Two li 551. finished the meal and immediately began his return journey. she was now willing to sacrifice everything -. Her desire was so overpowering that it was a matter of life and death. D4 The Tathagata compassionately rescues him. 105. 4. He followed her in a daze like a drunken beggar. is as serious as if your very life had been cut off. Ananda would have fallen. It is extremely important for people who have left the home-life not to break precepts. You can't have him. Ning Jye Li 544. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E1 He quickly returns and speaks the mantra.

108. desiring to hear the essentials of the Dharma. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 105. I imagine he did not eat very much. emitted a hundred rays of jeweled and fearless light from his crown . Sutra: Then the World Honored One emitted a hundred rays of jeweled and fearless light from his crown. Ning Jye Li 544. and the laypeople -. which can represent the Thousand Suchnesses. Su Chye Dwo Ye. The hundreds of rays can represent the hundred realms. But this time there were special circumstances. Why? Everyone had forgotten everything else but the single-minded desire to understand whatever important principle of Dharma was about to be spoken. The Tathagata. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. they were able to subdue all heavenly demons and externalists. and as soon as he finished he immediately returned to the sublime abode of the Jeta Grove. so everyone -. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. Within the light appeared a thousand-petalled jeweled precious lotus. 4. Only after speaking the Dharma would he return to the sublime abode of the Jeta Grove. since his beloved disciple and cousin and personal attendant was in trouble. Everyone knew that there was some important reason why the Buddha had not spoken Dharma for the vegetarian host after the meal. were emitted a hundred rays of jeweled light and from these lights Ananda's Fall 139 radiated fearless lights. great officials. Ba she la 550. The rays of "fearless lights" showed possession of a great awesome virtue.followed the Buddha back to the sublime abode of the Jeta Grove. 107. No mantra whatever could withstand them. Knowing that Ananda had met with difficulty Volume One -.org For latest version. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pi she ti 548. He's been captured by demons.org . visit www. E La He Di. They thought that the reason for the hasty retreat would certainly be announced. Swo pe he Whenever the Buddha accepted an offering he always spoke the Dharma after the meal for the sake of the vegetarian host. How can this be?" The king. From his crown. Not even one "purported to have Page 167 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Chr Two Ni. Fearing nothing. the crown of his head. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 3.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. www. the elders. Nan 546. elders.com or www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. finished the meal and immediately began his return journey. "Ah. 2. Da jr two 545. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E Jya La. Mi Li Ju.the king.Ananda's Fall 138 and was on the verge of destroying the Precept-substance. In fact. Within the light appeared a thousand-petalled precious lotus. Pi la 549.BTTSonline. the Buddha ate quickly. Everyone was anxious to hear what the Buddha would say. Now it is enough to understand the passage in general. the World Honored One.Shurangama-Mantra. knowing Ananda was being taken advantage of by the indecent artifice. and laypeople followed along after the Buddha. The Buddha thought. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. These meanings can be investigated gradually. They didn't know what had come up that was so unusual. proclaiming a spiritual mantra. Commentary: Shakyamuni Buddha. 106. my attendant is being waylaid by demons. the officials. upon which was seated a transformation-body Buddha in full-lotus posture.

The Shurangama Mantra
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come from the Brahma Heaven." The hundred rays of jeweled light also brought forth a thousand-petalled jeweled lotus, upon which was seated a transformationbody Buddha in full-lotus posture. In "full lotusposture" you sit with your legs crossed over one another, your feet resting on the tops of opposite thighs. There is a great deal of merit and virtue involved in sitting in full lotus. This transformation-body Buddha was proclaiming a spiritual mantra. He pronounced the Shurangama Mantra. For Shakyamuni Buddha to have a transformation-body Buddha speak the mantra represents the secret cause within the secret cause, the king of kings of mantras. The Shurangama Mantra is extremely important. If you who study the Buddhadharma can learn the Shurangama Mantra in this life, you will not have been a human being in vain. If you do not learn the Shurangama Mantra, it will be like climbing a mountain made of the Seven Jewels -- gold, silver, crystal, lapis lazuli, mother-of-pearl, red pearl, and carnelian -- and coming back down empty-handed. You arrive at the top of the mountain and you think about picking up some gold or perhaps some pearls, but then wonder if you should take silver instead. In the end you can't decide which ones it would be best to take and so you come away without any at all. That is the situation of people who can't memorize the Shurangama Mantra. So I hope that everyone will at the very least study hard enough so that they are able to recite it from memory. Not to speak of several weeks' effort, it is worth several years' effort if needed. It is extremely valuable. And this opportunity you have now to encounter it is extremely rare, very hard to come by. It is "the unsurpassed, profound, subtle, wonderful Dharma." There is nothing higher, nothing deeper. The Buddha used the Shurangama Mantra to save Ananda, who had already attained the first fruition of Arhatship. Now, if you ordinary people
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do not rely on the Shurangama Mantra, how can you end birth and death? Therefore each of you should resolve to take my advice in this. I will tell you a story that illustrates the merit of sitting in full lotus-posture. Once there was a Bhikshu who did not cultivate, but concentrated instead on reciting sutras and repentances for the dead for money. Whenever someone died, he would accept requests to take the deceased across the sea of suffering by reciting sutras and performing repentances. One day he was returning to the monastery after having spent the day reciting sutras for the deceased. He passed a house with a dog in the yard. The dog began to bark at him, and he overheard the wife inside the house say to her husband: "Go see who it is." Then the Bhikshu saw the husband peer out the slit in the curtain and reply, "Oh, it's just that ghost who peddles sutras and repentances." He passed on by, but the words echoed in his ears. Why had that man called him a "ghost who peddles sutras and repentances"?

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Why hadn't he called him a "Buddha" who peddles sutras and repentances? Or an "Immortal Sage" who peddles sutras and repentances? As he continued on his way to the monastery, it suddenly began to rain and he took shelter under a bridge. "I guess I'll sit in meditation," he thought, and he pulled up his legs in full lotusposture. After he had sat for a while, two ghosts came by. When they reached the spot where he was sitting they suddenly stopped, and one said to the other, "There's a golden pagoda! Hurry up! Let's start bowing. The sharira (relics) of the Buddha are kept in golden pagodas! If we bow to the Buddha's relics our offenses will soon disappear." With that the two began to bow. After they had bowed for a while, the legs of the "ghost who peddled sutras and repentances" started to hurt, and in order to be more comfortable, he released the full lotus-posture into half-lotus, that is, with the left leg above, the right leg beneath, and the left foot resting on the right thigh. The next time the two ghosts came up from a bow they
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noticed something strange. "Hey," said one to the other. "That golden pagoda just turned into a silver pagoda! Do you see that?" "So what?" said the other. "Silver pagodas are still something special. We should keep bowing." So the two of them kept bowing. They bowed for about half an hour or an hour, or maybe it was only twenty minutes; there was no clock, so there's no way to know. Soon enough the Bhikshu's legs hurt again. He unfolded them and lazily stretched them out, just like some people do when they are tired of sitting in meditation. "I think I'll lie down," he thought. But just then the two bowing ghosts caught a glimpse of their pagoda turning into a pile of mud. "Hey! Look at that!" one cried. "Quick! Let's clobber it." Realizing the ghosts were about to beat him up, the Bhikshu froze in fear and slipped neatly back into full lotus just in the nick of time. "Oh!" the two ghosts cried in unison. "It does have the Buddha's relics in it! It's going through all kinds of weird changes. One minute it's a golden pagoda, the next a silver pagoda, and then it turns into mud. We'd better just keep bowing no matter what happens next," and they continued non-stop until dawn. The incident had a lasting effect on the "ghost who peddled sutras and repentances." He sat there thinking, "If I sit in full lotus there is a golden pagoda, if I sit in half lotus there is a silver pagoda, and if I don't sit at all there's nothing but a pile of mud. I had better start to cultivate and stop peddling sutras and repentances." He buried himself in the task at hand and worked diligently at his cultivation. After he had cultivated, he eventually became enlightened and was given the name Dhyana Master Gwei Bi, "Pressured by Ghosts," because if it hadn't been for those two ghosts who were threatening to beat him up, he might have continued to procrastinate and never gotten around to cultivating.
E2 The messenger is sent and Ananda is rescued.

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guished, to lend support, and to encourage Ananda and Matangi's daughter to return to where the Buddha was.
Commentary:

It takes a person with great wisdom to rescue a stupid person. Although Ananda had certified to the first fruition of Arhatship, his samadhi-power was not enough to keep him from being confused by Matangi's false mantra. To save him, the Buddha manifested a hundred rays of jeweled light, and a thousand-petalled lotus, and a transformation-body Buddha who spoke the Shurangama Mantra. Still, Ananda was a long way off, and so the Buddha needed a member of the Sangha to take the mantra and go save Ananda. So Shakyamuni Buddha commanded Manjushri to take the mantra and go provide protection. He was to go to the house of prostitution, the home of Matangi, and rescue and protect Ananda. Within the Shurangama Mantra are several phrases that are specifically directed at breaking up externalist dharmas; in this its efficaciousness is unsurpassed. As soon as Manjushri went to Matangi's house and recited the Shurangama Mantra, the evil mantra was dispelled. The "mantra purported to have come from the Brahma Heaven" was no longer efficacious. Ananda woke up. The Bodhisattva Manjushri then needed to lend support, and to encourage Ananda and Matangi's daughter to return to where the Buddha was. Ananda had been confused by the mantratrick and had just "come to," so he was disoriented and had no idea where he was; it was as if he had just awakened from a dream. So Manjushri Bodhisattva lent him support, took hold of him and pulled him up. "Why did he encourage Matangi's daughter?" you ask. If he had not encouraged her at that time, her own life would have been in danger and perhaps his as well. She was so distraught she might have tried to kill Manjushri Bodhisattva for having taken away the one she loved so much. Had he not reassured her at that point, she would have been beside herself. Who knows what she might have done out of her jealousy?
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Manjushri Bodhisattva said, "You are a very beautiful girl. I can see you are a good woman. Come along with me and we will go talk things over with the Buddha and find out if your wishes can be fulfilled. I'll put in a good word for you. It will all work out, I'm sure." He chose his words carefully, expediently, being discreet and tactful so as not to arouse her anger or cause her to harm or kill herself. With Manjushri supporting Ananda and encouraging Matangi's daughter, they returned to where the Buddha was, to the sublime abode of the Jeta Grove. From "Thus I have heard" to this point in the text is called the "preface". The preface includes the "testimony of faith", that is, the section that fulfills the Six Fulfillments, and certifies that the sutra can be believed. The entire preface is also called the "postscript", although it Page 170 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary, by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, printed in
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comes at the beginning of the sutra. "Isn't that a contradiction?" one may ask. "How can it be both a preface and a postscript?" When the sutra was first spoken, this initial section of text did not exist. It was written by Ananda at the time the sutras were compiled, and for this reason is called the "postscript". The preface is also called the "general preface" because other sutras also have similar prefaces. It is called the "foreword" as well, because it is placed at the beginning of the sutra, even though it was written after the sutra was spoken. The second part of the preface is called the "prologue". It explains the causes and conditions involving Ananda and Matangi's daughter that led to the speaking of this sutra. It is important for those who study the Buddhadharma to be able to distinguish the various sections of the sutra text. In this way one can come to "deeply enter the Sutra Treasury". Boring your way in you will come to have "wisdom like the sea". In fact you should think like this: "It is I who spoke this sutra. Its principles have come forth from my heart." If you can be like that, in such a way that the
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sutra and your basic substance become one, then there will be no deep and no shallow. You will no longer feel that the study of sutras is difficult, but will take it as a matter of course. The text of the Shurangama Sutra is extremely well written. Of all the Chinese classics, such as The Four Books and The Five Classics, none is a finer piece of literature. I regard the Shurangama Sutra as the ultimate in literary texts, wonderful to the extreme. People who wish to study Chinese should not miss the opportunity to penetrate the Shurangama Sutra text. Anyone who does so will have a thorough foundation in the Chinese language and will be able to understand all of Chinese literature.
B2 Text proper. C1 A complete explanation of the wonderful samadhi for accomplishing Buddhahood. D1 Ananda requests samadhi. E1 He regrets excessive learning and requests samadhi.

Sutra:

Ananda saw the Buddha, bowed, and wept sorrowfully, regretting that from time without beginning he had been preoccupied with erudition and had not yet perfected his strength in the Way. He respectfully and repeatedly requested an explanation of the very first expedients of the wonderful shamatha, samapatti, and dhyana, by means of which the Tathagatas of the ten directions had realized Bodhi.
Commentary:

Manjushri Bodhisattva had used the Shurangama Mantra to rescue Ananda, and after a time on the road, during which a gentle breeze probably sprang up, brushing softly against their faces and bringing Ananda awake from his dream, they reached the Jeta Grove. Ananda saw the Buddha, bowed, and wept sorrowfully. His grief was extreme. Sorrow welled up from deep within him and he Page 171 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary, by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, printed in
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wept silently, out of remorse. The finest word in this section of text is the word regretting, because it indicates that Ananda had awakened. If he hadn't been regretful, then upon returning to the
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Jeta Grove he still would not have been able to be honest about what had happened. He would have returned to where the Buddha was and acted as if nothing had happened. He would have put on a front. The very best thing about Ananda was that he didn't put on a front. He came back, faced the Buddha and bowed, without any pretences, because he knew he had to correct his errors and change his ways. He wanted the Buddha to teach him new paths. Because of this, he was able later to realize enlightenment. From time without beginning means not just this time in this present life, but many lives, many eons past, from the time Ananda very first became a person. No one could say when that was, so it is referred to as time without beginning. He had been preoccupied with erudition. Life after life, time after time he had concentrated on his studies, so that he had developed "great learning and strong memory"; but he had neglected to develop, had not yet perfected his strength in the Way, that is his samadhi-power. His samadhi-power was very meager, extremely immature. Fortunately, Shakyamuni Buddha had rescued him, so he placed himself on the ground in obeisance, paying deference with his body and mind. He respectfully and repeatedly bowed over and over again, without being the least bit lazy about it. He requested of Shakyamuni Buddha that the Buddha explain the principle by which the Tathagatas of the ten directions had realized Bodhi. He didn't ask the Tathagatas, the Thus Come Ones of the ten directions to speak; you should not misread the text at this point. If Ananda was asking the Buddhas of the ten directions to speak, what was Shakyamuni Buddha doing there? He was Shakyamuni Buddha's disciple; would he have ignored what was right before him and gone seeking instead for some distant Buddhas of the ten directions? No; the text means that he turned to Shakyamuni Buddha and asked him to explain what doctrine the Tathagatas of the ten directions had relied on to become enlightened. Ananda didn't know what skill he ought to develop in order
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to realize Buddhahood; but he had heard of three kinds of samadhi -- shamatha, samapatti, and dhyana; so he brought them up and referred to them each as wonderful, in order to emphasize them. As soon as Shakyamuni Buddha heard his request, he knew Ananda was an outsider: that he didn't know about the samadhi for realizing Buddhahood. And what is the samadhi for the realization of Buddhahood? It is the Shurangama Samadhi. It was just because Ananda didn't understand the Shurangama Dharma-door that he proceeded to bring up a lot of arguments, as the text describes below.

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Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

The very first expedients. Ananda wanted to know about expedient Dharma-doors for the beginner, the easiest way to start cultivating, the simplest methods of practice. Some people have immediately become prejudiced. "Ananda concentrated on erudition and almost ended up by falling," they say. "Obviously it is useless to study a lot. I'm going to cultivate samadhi exclusively, and not study at all." This one-sided view is not in accord with the Middle Way. The principle of being in accord with the Middle Way is to be neither too far to the left or too far to the right, or too far in front or too far behind. Ananda was also prejudiced because he concentrated on learning and neglected samadhi. But if you concentrate exclusively on samadhi and neglect learning, your wisdom won't develop. You must study to gain understanding, and you must also practice to gain samadhi, and then the two will be integrated. At the Buddhist Lecture Hall we both investigate Sutras and meditate. By putting aside everything else and not letting your mind wander to the north, south, east, and west, you can concentrate your whole attention on the Buddhadharma. Don't waste valuable time. Don't just chatter on at random or do things which are of no benefit. You can't make squares and circles if you don't have a compass, and in the same way, you have to follow the rules in your daily practice. In the Ch'an hall, when the wooden fish is hit three times it is a signal to stop and be still. Durinq that period no one should talk. Those who
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do may receive a beating from Wei T'o Bodhisattva's Jeweled Pestle. "He hasn't hit me yet," you say. He hasn't gotten angry yet. But when he does, things get serious fast. So everyone should take care to genuinely follow the rules. When the rules are followed, there can be successful accomplishments. Don't be so casual. The people in this assembly are basically very well-behaved, but just in case some may have forgotten the importance of the rules I am mentioning them once again. During the period set aside for study of the Shurangama Sutra, all should single-mindedly apply themselves to the study of the Sutra and to their meditation. If you do, I can guarantee there will be a response and you will have some accomplishment. If you do not become greatly enlightened, you will certainly gain a little enlightenment. You won't miss out on the merit and virtue. If you are sincere and single-minded during this period of study and practice, you will certainly gain some advantages. I am not cheating you. However, if you don't follow the rules you'll be like the Mongolian who goes to the opera and misses out altogether.6 You've come from far away for no other reason than to study the Dharma, and that makes me very happy -so much so, that no matter how hard I have to work I don't fear the suffering. During the Dharma assembly I am determined to research and explain the Sutra, do everything in my power to bring

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the Sutra out in the open for you. It is my hope that all of you will obtain the advantages to be gained from the Buddhadharma. However, although I say this, whether you listen or not is still up to you. If you chose not to listen, there is nothing I can do, because I am not you and you are not me.
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someone is totally out of it, the Chinese use this phrase to describe him, saying he's like the Mongolian who goes to see a Chinese opera and comes away without having understood a word that was said.
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You can also say that you are me and I am you. How? We are connected to one another in that we breathe the same air. Thought of in this way, everyone becomes one identical substance, and so you shouldn't obstruct me and I shouldn't obstruct you. Everyone investigates the Buddhadharma together and becomes enlightened together. If there is one who has not yet become enlightened, then I will not have fulfilled my responsibility. Pay no attention to whether the Buddhadharma seems deep or shallow. You should resolve: "If I understand, I will investigate further, and if I don't understand, I want to investigate even more." Understanding a little is a lot better than not understanding anything at all. You should say to yourself: "If I understand one word of the Sutra the Dharma Master is lecturing, that's one word which I never understood before, and that makes it worthwhile; I've obtained advantage." The value of that single word is inexpressibly great. Why was Ananda unable to resist the mantra "formerly of the Brahma Heaven," since he had after all reached the first stage of Arhatship? It was because in the past, in cultivating samadhi, he had used his conscious mind. The conscious mind is subject to production and extinction and is not ultimate. A samadhi which is developed by using the thought-processes of the conscious mind, such as the "stop and contemplate" method of the Tyan Tai teaching, involves the eighth consciousness. It does not address the nature which is neither produced nor extinguished. If one bases one's work on the nature which is neither produced nor extinguished, one can cultivate a samadhi which is neither produced nor extinguished. That is a genuine samadhi, one that cannot be moved by outside forces. But Ananda used only his conscious mind in whatever he did. For instance, when he listened to Sutras, he used his mind to remember the principles the Buddha spoke. But the conscious mind which remembered the principles cannot lead to the fundamental
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solution. So when Ananda encountered a demonic state, he failed to recognize it. It is essential for people who cultivate the Way to be able to recognize their environment. If you can recognize states when they arise, you won't be influenced by them. They won't move you. Samadhi-power can be victorious over any state whether it be good, bad, agreeable, or disagreeable. In the midst of them all, you can

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remain "thus, thus, unmoving, completely and eternally bright." That is genuine samadhi-power. If happy situations make you happy and sad events make you sad, you're being influenced by states. If you keep jumping from joy to anger, to sorrow, to happiness, you're being influenced by states. Not to be influenced by external states is to be like a mirror: when something appears it is reflected, when it passes there is stillness. The basic substance of the mirror is always bright. It cannot be defiled. To have samadhi-power and not to move is to have genuine wisdom, thorough understanding. It is very important to understand this. "Shamatha" is a Sanskrit word which is interpreted to mean "still and pure." However, it is a stillness and purity which is forced. One attains a kind of samadhi by deliberately forcing the mind to have samadhi-power and not to strike up false thinking. It is not the ultimate samadhi. It is merely a kind of expedient device cultivated by those of the Small Vehicle. At the very beginning of his teaching, Shakyamuni Buddha taught this method to those of the Two Vehicles. "Samapatti," also Sanskrit, is interpreted to mean "contemplation and illumination" of such dharmas as the twelve causal conditions and the four truths. "Dhyana," also Sanskrit, is interpreted to mean "thought-cultivation" or "still consideration." One uses the mind to trace the coming and going of thoughts, in much the same way as in the cultivation of "stopping and contemplating." The Tyan Tai School lists three stoppings which relate to the Three Contemplations:
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empty, false, and the middle. That teaching is basically a good one, but it is nothing compared to the Shurangama Samadhi. Dhyana can be ultimate or non-ultimate. Those of the Small Vehicle cultivate using the conscious mind; they make discriminations using the conscious mind. Since the conscious mind is subject to production and extinction, its use will not lead to the genuine solid samadhi of the Buddha. "What should we cultivate?" you wonder. The Shurangama Samadhi. "How do we cultivate the Shurangama Samadhi?" The Sutra text will gradually make that clear. If you attend to the explanation of the Sutra and understand it, you will know how to achieve the Shurangama Samadhi. You won't be left in a daze 7. At present you don't know where to begin and are like someone standing in a dense forest on the side of a mountain while trying to see what the face of the mountain looks like. As the poet Su Teng P'o put it: I can't tell what Lu Mountain really looks like Because I myself am standing on the mountain. If he had walked away from it, though, he could have seen. Now we are within the Shurangama Samadhi; you are boring your way into

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the Shurangama Samadhi and if you continue to progress you will gradually come to see it clearly. Then you will know you have obtained a real gem. You'll be able to climb the jeweled mountain, grab two big fistfuls of gold, fill your arms with the gems and go back down the mountain. Even if you continually take from it, the supply will never be exhausted. It will be an endless supply, more than you could ever use in a lifetime. In the future you will be able
7. The

leng ( ) of leng yen ( ), Shurangama, means "a daze" and is the state a Sangha-member is said to enter when he or she commits the Shurangama Mantra to memory; they are said to be leng pan nien ( ), "dazed for half a year."
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to achieve the Shurangama enlightenment and then go on to teach and transform living beings.
Sutra:

At that time Bodhisattvas as numerous as the sands of the Ganges, great Arhats, pratyekas, and others from the ten directions, were also present. Pleased at the opportunity to listen, they withdrew silently to their seats to receive the sagely instruction.
Commentary:

That time is when Ananda asked Shakyamuni Buddha to explain how the Tathagatas of the ten directions had realized Bodhi, that is, Right Enlightenment. It has already been mentioned that Bodhisattvas as numerous as the sands of the Ganges were present, so this refers to yet more Bodhisattvas. The Ganges River is miles wide and its sands are as fine as flour, like fine motes of dust. During a storm, the sands and stones fly about, as dangerous as desert dust-storms. Now, how many grains of such fine sand would you estimate there to be in a river some 15 miles wide? Could you figure it? Probably even the best mathematician would be unable to come up with a number. Since the Ganges' sands are unreckonable, they are used to represent a non-existent number, a number beyond all calculations. A Bodhisattva, an "enlightened being," is also called "a living being with a great Way-mind." No matter how badly people may act towards him, he doesn't hold it against them. He absolutely never becomes irritated, never loses his temper. His Way-mind is firm and vast. A Bodhisattva is also called a "dedicated lord," since he has already resolved to be a Bodhisattva. The ten directions. The Amitabha Sutra speaks of the Buddhas of the six directions, but it does not mention the ten directions. The six are north, east, south, and west, up, and down. The additional four are northeast, southeast, northwest, and southwest. I say, though, that basically there isn't even one direction. The earth is round, so what directions can there be? But the Buddhist Sutras
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speak of ten directions, and besides, the "round" I speak of is not yet an established fact; so don't rely on what I say. As I see it, the

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world is transformed from a single source; everything is within the Great Light Treasury, the Tathagata Store, where there is no north, south, east, west, or the four intermediate points, or up or down. That is the way I see it, but perhaps it is not right. There were, not little arhats, but great Arhats, whose Way was great. It does not mean that they were physically big, that they were particularly tall. It means that their Dharma-nature was great, the power of their Dharma was great, their cultivation of virtue was great. Arhat has three meanings: 1. Worthy of offerings. They were worthy of the offerings of gods and people. In the causal ground a bhikshu "begs for his food" and as a result, as an Arhat, he is "worthy of offerings." 2. Killer of thieves. The Buddha taught people not to kill. Isn't killing a violation of precepts? No, not in this case, because the thieves referred to are not external thieves, but the thieves within you. "What are the thieves within us?" you wonder. There are the thieves of ignorance, the thieves of affliction, and the six thieves -- the eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, and mind. Unbeknownst to you, they rob you. You don't realize it, but when your eyes look at things, your essential energies were originally full, but once you start looking at a lot of things the thieves which are your eyes steal your valuable treasures. When you listen to things all the time, then your hearing-nature disperses and your vital energies are stolen away. You shouldn't say, "My eyes are my best friend and my ears always help me out, my nose smells things and my tongue distinguishes tastes -- they are all very helpful." No. These six thieves steal your unsurpassed true treasures. They plunder the wealth of your household without your even
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realizing it. You've got a thief for a neighbor but don't even realize it; you say, "Don't blame him for stealing my things!" This is a very, very important point I am making. Don't be mistaken and think I am just joking. If you hadn't lost these things, you would have realized Buddhahood long ago. Look into it, think it over. You feel you haven't lost anything? Well, I know that the things you have lost are priceless treasures no money could buy. You've lost them and you still think everything is just fine. "My eyes can see so far -- clearer than anyone else's," you say and think that this is good. But the more clearly you see the more essential energy is lost. At this point you say, "Dharma Master, one of your lectures is more than enough. You haven't said anything that has the least bit of principle to it." Since you haven't yet understood what I say, of course you are going to think it lacks principle. Wait until you understand and then you will know that what I say is genuine principle. 3. Not born.

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Not born, Arhats are also not extinguished; they are not subject to production and extinction. They have attained the patience of the non-production of dharmas. They do not have to undergo birth and death again. That is, they have "done what had to be done and do not undergo any further existence." They will not fall into the three realms, although they haven't attained Anuttarasamyaksambodhi, the unsurpassed proper and equal right enlightenment. In the Sutra in Forty-two Sections the Buddha said, Be careful not to believe your own mind: your mind cannot be believed. Once you have attained Arhatship, then you can believe your own mind. "Why can't one believe one's own mind?" you ask. Because your mind is false thinking, and if you believe false thinking you will do false things; if you do false things, you must undergo a false birth and death. If you don't believe the false
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thoughts, if you don't trust your own mind, then you can avoid the false birth and death. "When can one believe one's own mind?" When you attain the fourth stage of Arhatship you can believe your own mind. Until then you shouldn't choose to listen to yourself instead of to the advice of a Good and Wise Advisor. The right thing to do is to listen to the instructions of a Good and Wise One. Pratyekas, Pratyekabuddhas -- those Enlightened to Conditions and Solitarily Enlightened Ones -- and others were also present. Pleased at the opportunity to listen, they withdrew silently to their seats to receive the sagely instructions . There were many, many more beings as well, not just one or two, who all wanted to hear the sound of the Dharma the Buddha was speaking, the wonderful sagely instructions, the doctrines of the Holy Ones. They really liked to listen, and they sat silently to one side to hear the Buddha speak.
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D2 The Tathagata replies about Shamatha. E1 He explains the wonderful samadhi from beginning to end. F1 He explains the general name of the Buddha's samadhi causing Ananda to know the causes cultivated and the fruition obtained by all Buddhas.

Sutra:

In the midst of the great assembly, the World Honored One then extended his golden arm, rubbed Ananda's crown, and said to Ananda and the great assembly, "There is a samadhi called the King of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Replete with the Myriad Practices; it is a path wonderfully adorned and the single door through which the Tathagatas of the ten directions gained transcendence. You should now listen attentively." Ananda bowed down to receive the compassionate instruction humbly.

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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

Commentary:

Originally this section appeared later in the text, but the Elder Dharma Master Yuan Ying saw that it did not fit well there and so he moved it to this place. I have also looked into this several times and I agree that this section of text should appear here. It does not seem appropriate in the other place; it does not tie with what proceeds and follows it there. Here it fits in sequence.
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Then means when the great Arhats and the Great Bodhisattvas as many as the sands in the Ganges River had all assembled from the ten directions, wishing to receive the sagely instruction, and when Ananda had implored the Buddha to explain the initial expedients of cultivation by which the Tathagatas of the ten directions had attained wonderful shamatha, wonderful samapatti, and wonderful dhyana: it was then that the World Honored One extended his golden arm and rubbed Ananda's crown. The Buddha's arm was naturally golden; it isn't that he had gilded it. In Buddhism, rubbing the crown of the head represents compassionate loving protection for living beings. Now the Buddha, too, speaks of love, but this is not the ordinary love; rather it is a compassionate, universally pervasive love which protects all beings and causes all their demon-obstacles to disappear. It is not the selfish, emotional love which most people refer to. Take careful note of this point. Of all the kinds of love in the world, the strongest is parents' love for their children. No matter how bad a child may act toward his parents, they'll still forgive him. "He's just a child," they'll say. "He doesn't understand things." Even when a small child strikes his father or scolds his mother, the parents simply regard it with amusement, and don't feel that he has done anything wrong. "Why are parents like that?" you ask. Because they love their children so much. The love of parents for their children is deeper and fiercer than the love between husband and wife. I admire Americans in this respect. By the time their children are eighteen years old they are allowed to stand on their own. Sometimes parents don't pay any attention to them after that age. That is fine; it is very good to raise sons and daughters to be independent of their parents. The only problem is that the children are often not experienced enough at that age to exercise mature judgement and so they easily get off to a wrong start. They are easily blown over by the winds of current trends or are pulled into
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the water by friends who are not upright, and once they have landed in the water it is not easy for them to get back out by themselves. As a result, at the present time in America there are many young people who don't recognize their country, who don't know the meaning of a home, even to the point that they don't even know what they themselves are all about. From morning to night they take LSD, marijuana and other drugs until they lose all clarity and Page 179 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary, by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, printed in
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The Shurangama Mantra
Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

are totally confused from dawn to dusk. If you ask them what they do for their country they say, "What does it have to do with me?" If you inquire about their family they say, "I don't have any." You might say they have left home, and yet of course they haven't, although they claim to have no home. They're caught in a total vacuum and that to me is most pitiful. The Buddha's loving protection for all living beings is like that of parents for their children yet stronger. Rubbing the crown is an expression of that loving protection. Just as an acupuncture needle revitalizes your blood and energy, so, as he rubs your crown, the Buddha's hand emits light which dispels all the darkness within you. In this way he relieves you of all evil and increases your good roots. "I've missed the opportunity," you lament. "If only I had been born when the Buddha was in the world, I could have asked the Buddha to rub my crown so my evil would be eradicated and my good roots increased." Who told you not to be born at the time when the Buddha was in the world? Who told you to be born now? You can't blame anyone but yourself. And regret is of no use. Don't be regretful. You can't blame other people. You can't blame heaven. And you can't blame the Buddha. We have been born now, so now we should study the Buddhadharma. If we are sincere enough the Buddha will be moved and will come and rub our crowns in expression of his loving protection. Although the Buddha has entered Nirvana, his pure Dharmabody pervades all places. You should not think that the Buddha has left us. The Buddha is always with us; it's just that we
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cannot see him. All our daily activities -- walking, standing, sitting, lying down, eating, getting dressed -- take place within the Buddha's Dharma-body. So we are always with the Buddha. It is just that the eyes of ordinary people haven't the spiritual penetration to see the Buddha. The Buddha rubbed Ananda's crown and said to Ananda and the great assembly, "There is a samadhi called The King of the Foremost Shurangama at the Great Buddha's Summit Replete with the Myriad Practices; it is a path wonderfully adorned and the single door through which the Tathagatas of the ten directions gained transcendence." Not only Ananda but everyone in the great assembly as well -- the great bhikshus, great Bodhisattvas, the king, elders, and laypeople -- was instructed by the Buddha in the "ultimately durable" king of samadhis, which includes within it all the samadhis of all the myriad methods of cultivation. All Buddhas of all places have reached Buddhahood along this wonderful, splendid path and through this one door. You should now listen attentively. "Listen carefully. Pay attention," the Buddha told Ananda. "Don't be nonchalant when you listen to me speak Sutras. Take all of your essential energy and pour it into your ears. Don't strike up false thoughts. Don't sit there

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Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

during the Sutra lecture and be thinking about running out on the streets to see what is happening." Ananda bowed down to receive the compassionate instruction humbly. When Ananda heard the Buddha say that, he stood up and then bowed, and humbly awaited the holy teaching. He remained kneeling ready to listen to what the Buddha was about to say about the Shurangama, the King of Samadhis.

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Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

born of desire and love. Why? The vapors of desire are coarse and murky. From foul and putrid intercourse comes a turbid mixture of pus and blood which cannot give off such a magnificent, pure, and brilliant concentration of purple-golden light. And so I thirstily gazed upward, followed the Buddha, and let the hair fall from my head."
Commentary:

When Ananda often thought to himself that these characteristics cannot be born of desire and love, he used his ordinary discriminating consciousness, his ordinary mind which is subject to production and extinction. How, he thought, could the thirty-two special characteristics of the Buddha be born from emotional, lustful, desire and thoughts of love? The vapors of desire are coarse and murky. From foul and putrid intercourse comes a turbid mixture of pus and blood. Men and women have intercourse and think it is good, but it actually gives off vapors which are extremely rancid. We can't rely on our bodies born from the desire of men and women to give off such a magnificent, pure, and brilliant concentration of purple-golden light , the color of distant mountains, which constantly illumines the Buddha's body. Thinking this, Ananda thirstily gazed upward, followed the Buddha, and let the hair fall from his head. Ananda forsook one
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kind of love, his emotional love for his family, and took up another kind: he fell in love with the Buddha's appearance. And that is the reason Ananda left the home-life. Right here is where Ananda made his mistake. He didn't leave home out of a genuine desire to cultivate the Way and after he left home he concentrated too heavily on studying the Sutras. Earlier, I said that you should change the love which exists between married couples into a love for the Buddhadharma. But that doesn't mean that merely by love alone you can put an end to birth and death. "What must be done?" you ask. You need to genuinely cultivate the Way. You have to be mindful of what you are doing at all times and in all places. You must never forget for even a moment to practice and uphold the Buddhadharma. Early in the morning and late at night you should be studying the Shurangama Sutra, sitting in meditation, and listening to the Sutra lectures. Don't have false thinking and don't talk so much, since neither can help you at all in your study of the Sutra or your investigation of Ch'an. You should stake your very lives on the work and sacrifice everything else in order to study Buddhism. Then the understanding you gain will enable you to be genuinely wise and truly intelligent. But since Ananda was solely concerned with loving the Buddha, he didn't cultivate samadhi. He thought (as he confesses in the text), "The Buddha is my older cousin. When the time comes Page 182 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary, by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua, printed in
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Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two, 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye, 3. E La He Di, 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Chr Two Ni, 105. E Jya La, 106. Mi Li Ju, 107. Bwo Li Dan La Ye, 108. Ning Jye Li 544. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. E na li 547. Pi she ti 548. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he

the Buddha will give me samadhi power." He didn't realize that no one could stand in for him, in body or in mind. Ananda was very intelligent, probably more intelligent than any of us, but when he concentrated on studying the Sutras at the expense of cultivating samadhi, he was too smart for his own good. He mastered the words but not the substance. He could remember all the Dharma the Buddha had spoken and never got one word of it wrong, but without any samadhi-power, he fell under the spell of the "Brahma Heaven" mantra of Matangi's daughter.
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Instead of imitating the Buddha's wisdom, his awakening, and his Way-virtue, Ananda just modeled himself on the Buddha's appearance. In past lives he was probably attached to appearances, and so he concentrated on the superficial aspect of things. Although he remembered the Sutras the Buddha spoke, he didn't pay a lot of attention to what they said. He was more concerned with the Buddha's appearance to the point that if on any given day he just saw the Buddha, that was enough to make him happy. Anyone who wants to obtain genuine samadhi power must first cast love aside. But to replace love with hate is another mistake. "I don't love anything," you say. "I despise whoever I see. Stay away from me! I want to be alone. I want to cultivate by myself." With this attitude, you'll never obtain samadhi. You must neither hate nor love. It should be as if there were no difference between you and other people. Everyone is equal. If you are one with and equal to other people, who is there to love? Who is there to hate? No one. "I can't manage that," you say. "That's hard work." If you can work hard, then you can obtain what is true. If you don't work hard, you won't obtain it. Follow the teachings, and don't listen to your own thoughts about it. The ordinary mind is the Way. Because Ananda liked the Buddha's adorned appearance, he was able to reject the deep compulsion for worldly kindness and love and let the hair fall from his head. When the Buddha was in the world, those who left home under him did not have to shave their heads. The Buddha simply said, "Good man, you are now renouncing worldly life and leaving home. Let your beard and hair fall of itself and let you be robed in the kashaya." As soon as the Buddha said this the bhikshu's hair and beard would fall out, because the Buddha used his spiritual penetrations to cause it to fall. Now that the Buddha has entered Nirvana we have to receive the precepts at a precept-platform, but when the Buddha was in the world one became possessed of the precept substance when he spoke those few words, and one was robed in the precept sash.
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In China the precept-platform used to be three years long. But three years eventually proved too long, so a scientific method was adopted to speed up the process so that one could receive the precepts in fifty-three days. Now some places transmit the precepts

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You should all know that all living beings are continually born and continually die. K2 He points out that all living beings have a misconception. Mi Li Ju. Ananda.birth and death are undergone in a continuous succession which never ceases. secretly sewed a pearl that grants all wishes into the youth's clothing. The son left. and we leave behind a pile of bones as large as a mountain.Ayurveda-Institute. But he didn't realize that a priceless pearl was sewn in his clothing. simply because they do not know the everlasting true mind. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. your Dharma-nature. Two li 551. Instead they engage in false thinking." Merely to know of the true mind is not enough. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. which is not produced or extinguished. 107. "Very good. Pi she ti 548. 3. Now from mechanization we've advanced to electronics. Ananda. a threeday precept-platform is not in accord with Dharma. which is not defiled or pure." Because there is nothing to be added or taken away from it. who feared their son would end up penniless and become a vagrant sleeping in the streets. Where did you come from. Sutra: The Buddha said. 108. do not know the everlasting true mind which does not move or waver. and to which there is nothing added or taken away. "Very good.Shurangama-Mantra." The Buddha encourages Ananda. the bright substance of the pure nature.com or www. Actually.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ning Jye Li 544. his parents. Their thoughts are not true. But just before he left. and its brilliance pervades and illumines everything everywhere. This is your own self-nature. and as predicted soon ended up a drifter. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. the great bhikshus. to the point that in Hong Kong on Ta Yu Mountain there are places where the precepts are transmitted in three days' time. Chr Two Ni. and there are even places that will do it in a week. great Arhats. But you aren't aware of it. and all the people present. E na li 547. Commentary: The Buddha said. It is like a bright pearl hidden in your clothing. great Bodhisattvas. Volume One -. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. It is clear and pure. birth and death. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Because this mind does not move or waver it is called "everlasting. www. Pan two pan two ni 552.BTTSonline. 105. Birth and death. Where will you be born next? Where were you before? You don't even know how you got here and you don't know where you will go after you die. "Why is there birth and death?" you ask. you must also recognize the bright substance of the pure nature. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.org . 2. The Dharma Flower Sutra tells of a wealthy man whose son was unhappy at home and ran away. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. and where are you going? You don't know. E Jya La. death and birth. so he couldn't take advantage of the benefit it would provide him. Ba she la 550. telling him he has done a very good thing to resolve to become a bhikshu. The bright substance of your everlasting pure Page 184 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 4. E La He Di. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Nan 546. it is called "true. Swo pe he in eighteen days. 106. You are dragged about by your karmic conditions. Then he addresses the entire assembly. Pi la 549. you've forgotten it. your karmic obstacles. saying that they should all know that all living beings are continually born and continually die -. Su Chye Dwo Ye.org For latest version. Da jr two 545. and so the wheel keeps turning. It has been so since time without beginning. visit www.The Way to Shamatha 166 Because you don't understand.

printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. your births and deaths will cease. 106. unchanging mind. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la 550. Instead you engage in false thinking. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. which is subject to production and extinction. You use the conscious mind. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. you can't use it to good advantage. Page 185 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. and you recognize your true mind. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. E Jya La. Swo pe he nature. 4. but it takes control of you and makes you murky and confused. visit www. E La He Di. Mi Li Ju. Pan two pan two ni 552. 108. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. It has been so since time without beginning. Two li 551. it spins you around and pulls you into the mire. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.com or www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. your true. Ning Jye Li 544. Chr Two Ni. 2.org For latest version. 107.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. is like the youth's priceless pearl: since you are unaware of it. 105.BTTSonline. www.Ayurveda-Institute. Da jr two 545. Nan 546.Shurangama-Mantra. Its thoughts are not true.org . 3. Pi she ti 548. the wheel keeps turning in a perpetual cycle of birth and death. Since your actions are based on it. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pi la 549. But if your false thinking is cast out and exhausted once and for all and no more is produced. E na li 547.

Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "I am the Tathagata's youngest cousin. In leaving home. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 107. E La He Di. But though Ananda left his worldly home. He says. When you leave home. that is. Pi la 549. Nan 546. or he would purposefully not abide by the rules. 105. I have received the Buddha's compassionate love and have left the home-life.that deviant dharma of those "side doors and outside ways. Da jr two 545.com or www. But I have been dependent on his affection. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Swo pe he Sutra: "I am the Tathagata's youngest cousin. but I have been dependent on his affection. Pan two pan two ni 552. but it is not until the fourth stage that one is without outflows. There is another explanation. Ning Jye Li 544. But in the first stage. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. the realm of form. he had not yet severed his emotional feelings. Commentary: I could not overcome the Kapila mantra. And as a consequence have pursued erudition and am not yet without outflows.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and one leaves the worldly home. Commentary: Now Ananda thinks over how he has spent his time since he has left the home-life." In Shakyamuni Buddha's family there were four kings and eight sons.org . 108. I followed the Buddha and left the home-life. Mi Li Ju. Ananda confesses that he has relied too much on his family tie with the Tathagata. Sutra: "I could not overcome the Kapila mantra. 106. Chr Two Ni. Ananda had reached the first stage of Arhatship.BTTSonline.Shurangama-Mantra. the realm of desire. you leave these and many other kinds of homes. 4. He concentrated on learning at the expense of samadhi.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. since Page 186 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E Jya La. He would sometimes act like a The False Consciousness is Not the Mind 217 child and be deliberately rambunctious. visit www. and as a consequence have pursued erudition and am not yet without outflows. one leaves the home of affliction. Pi she ti 548. one leaves the home of ignorance which could be said to be everyone's house. I was incapable of opposing the mantra that came from the Brahma Heaven which the religion of the yellow-haired used -. He allowed himself to be disobedient sometimes in order to get the Buddha's attention. all because I did not know the location of the realm of reality. one leaves the home of the three realms. to take care of him. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. He still had not left the homes of ignorance and affliction or the home of the three realms." I did not have enough strength to counteract it and was spun around by it and sank in the house of prostitution. 2. His father was one of the four brothers. 3. I was spun around by it and sank in the house of prostitution. each of whom had two sons. I have received the Buddha's compassionate love and have left the home-life. that is the home of one's family. outflows remain. Two li 551. and he expected the Buddha to sympathize with him. At the fourth stage one puts an end to birth and death does not have to flow back into the three realms. The deviant mantra plunged me into confusion and I sank as if drowning in the sea. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and the formless realm. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ba she la 550. Ananda was the youngest of them. www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.org For latest version.

" Icchantikas are those whose faith is deficient. He keeps spinning around in it and doesn't know how to get out. E Jya La. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. He found himself stuck there as if in a cesspool and could not extricate himself. World Honored One. it would have been done by someone else. Chr Two Ni. Ba she la 550. Pi she ti 548. in the final volume of the sutra it says that icchantikas can also become Buddhas. to rescue me from my suffering and bring me bliss. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. To this very moment. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. He's being boggled by his own intelligence. I hope the Buddha will instruct us in the path of shamata guide the icchantikas and overthrow the mlecchas. that the World Honored One will extend his great compassion." What is left once their good roots are burned up? Bad roots. but explained instead that icchantikas can The False Consciousness is Not the Mind 219 become Buddhas. Dharma Master Tao Sheng once explained the Nirvana Sutra in China before the final volume had arrived from India.The Way to Shamatha 218 did I sink in the house of prostitution? Because I did not know where the fundamental true mind is. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. All because I did not know the location of the realm of reality. The realm of reality is another name for the true mind. the other Dharma Masters opposed Page 187 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ananda is still trying to find a location for the mind. He went into the filthy brothel where women sold themselves.Shurangama-Mantra. Now I only have one wish.org For latest version. 106. who upon hearing the Dharma have given rise to doubts. so he was able to compile the Shurangama Sutra and give us a record of these causes and conditions. show us the path to the cultivation of the Dharma door of stillness. he did not follow its apparent meaning. 3. Ning Jye Li 544. "Icchantika" is a Sanskrit word which is interpreted to mean "insufficient faith. will instruct us in the path of shamata guide the icchantikas and overthrow the mlecchas. 105. out of great kindness and pity. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. If the Buddha had not used the Shurangama Mantra to rescue him. and a deficiency of faith is the same as no faith at all. 107. Instruct us in how to develop concentration. out of great kindness and pity. Host Dharma Masters then explained the line as meaning that Icchantikas cannot become Buddhas. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.BTTSonline. E na li 547." Commentary: I only hope that the World Honored One. In the first half of the sutra. Swo pe he the Chinese character for "sank" is also the word for urine: Ananda is indicating that he came in contact with something unclean. but at that time the final volume of the sutra was not known in China. Actually. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan 546. Why Volume One -. 2. when Dharma Master Tao Sheng came to that passage of text in the first part of the sutra. 4. If the Sutra Store had been compiled at all.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. As a result. Da jr two 545.com or www. Sutra: "I only hope that the World Honored One. Pi la 549. www. Mi Li Ju. Ananda would not have had the opportunity to compile the sutras. Fortunately Shakyamuni Buddha used the Shurangama Mantra to rescue him. Icchantikas are also said to be those who have "burned up their good roots. Pan two pan two ni 552. it says that icchantikas have no Buddha-nature.org . Ananda would have had no part in it. 108. Nevertheless. teach not only myself but all those in the great assembly. E La He Di. Two li 551.Ayurveda-Institute. visit www.

106. "Mleccha" is a Sanskrit word which is interpreted to mean "a fondness for defilement. Su Chye Dwo Ye. no one came to listen to him explain sutras any longer. the ghosts and spirits were so exuberant in their agreement that they made the rocks shake. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. or not?" The rocks on the mountain bowed their heads in silent assent. Da jr two 545. were jealous of him. but even so they agreed with Dharma Master Tao Sheng's explanation and so bowed their assent. Nan 546." Mlecchas like unclean places. There he lectured the Nirvana Sutra to the rocks. he asked the rocks.org For latest version. Ba she la 550. I believe there were ghosts and spirits sitting or sprawled out on the rocks. Sutra: After he had finished speaking. he already realized that the Buddha could not have spoken the Dharma this way.org . he placed his five limbs on Page 188 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E na li 547. When the Dharma Master asked his question. So it is said: When Sheng the Venerable spoke the Dharma. so he went to Su Chou. 108. and said that he had had the nerve to contradict the sutra's meaning and had done it just to be different. On second thought. So we people should clean up a bit and not take special pleasure in filth. 3. 4. they couldn't have been sprawled out. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. but these people's are evil. E La He Di. When you elucidate principle for them. There are reasons for this. Or.The Way to Shamatha 220 you speak Dharma for them. Pan two pan two ni 552. Chr Two Ni. perhaps in past lives these rocks had spiritual natures which were now hidden away in a casing of rock. Two li 551. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. When he again reached the passage of text that said icchantikas do not have the Buddhanature.Shurangama-Mantra. Mleccha also means "evil knowledge and views. That's an icchantika. They are solely intent upon doing wrong. No matter what you said to him. Even the rocks bowed their heads. Even the rocks bowed their heads. But because jealousies had been aroused. he wouldn't listen. to Hu Ch'iu Mountain. of course. "I say icchantikas also have the Buddhanature. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute. Dharma Master Tao Sheng wasn't saying the sutra was wrong or that the Buddha had spoken incorrectly. he wouldn't accept it. E Jya La. "Who ever heard of such a thing?" No matter how well Volume One -. 105. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Basically. www. they never quite believe you. and this is why they could register their agreement. they say. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. What do you say? Am I right. "Hey". Still. because you have to sit up when you listen to sutras. Pi she ti 548. icchantikas are extremely difficult to save. 107. Pi la 549. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Actually. They are like Kaushthila who took "non-acceptance" as his doctrine." Most people's knowledge and points of view are good. which are not only bad for them but also influence others to imitate them. and although he had not seen the final volume of the sutra. Swo pe he him. visit www. Mi Li Ju. He understood the principle behind it. When Sheng the Venerable spoke the Dharma. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.com or www. So. near Shanghai. They exude nothing but poisonous fluids. 2. they don't believe you. Ananda asked the Buddha to overcome the mlecchas and prevent people from falling victim to a fondness for unwholesome places.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.BTTSonline. rocks are senseless things which cannot move. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. from having such a problem.

106. Pi la 549. Pi she ti 548. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 2. Swo pe he the ground along with the entire great assembly. E Jya La. Pan two pan two ni 552.com or www.BTTSonline. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.org . 3. Then they stood on tiptoe waiting attentively and thirstily to respectfully hear the instructions. E na li 547. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. visit www. Da jr two 545.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Nan 546. 108. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 105. Page 189 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E La He Di. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Chr Two Ni.Shurangama-Mantra. Ba she la 550. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org For latest version. www. 107. Ning Jye Li 544. Two li 551. 4.Ayurveda-Institute.

have retinues. in a sense. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. too. and she convinced thirty-two of her friends to join in her resolve. east. The lifespan of the inhabitants of the Heaven of the Four Kings is 500 years. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. The one closest to us is the Heaven of the Four Kings. Pi she ti 548. Not only demon-kings. but an entire population of demons dwells there: demon women. with the thirty-third. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. However.Ayurveda-Institute. making thirty-two. In fact.com or www. The Lord of the Trayastrimsha Heaven was a woman in the past. the Heavenly King of the Broad Eyes. E na li 547.The Way to Shamatha 232 Upholds his Country. E Jya La. and west sides of Mount Sumeru. What is meant by "outside ways"? The term has been mentioned often. south. 107. and the Heavenly King Who Volume One -. A hundred years among people is equivalent to one day and night in the Trayastrimsha Heaven. fifty years among us people is equivalent to only one day and night in that heaven.org For latest version.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 105. but she had friends. In the Shurangama Mantra is the phrase "Na mwo Yin Two La Ye. Chr Two Ni. Trayastrimsha is Sanskrit for "thirty-three. Once she saw a Buddha-image in a temple which had a leak in its roof. Nan 546. At worst they will end up as demon-women. www. It was the merit and virtue derived from cultivating this vow which enabled those thirty-three people to be born in the heavens and become rulers of the Heaven of the Thirty-three. and the demon-kings hold court in the sixth desire heaven. and demon-grandchildren. everyone who has not reached enlightenment or realized Buddhahood can be said.org . There are many heavens. It doesn't Page 190 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 2. It lies halfway up Mount Sumeru on the north. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 4. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E La He Di. The rest of the heavens will be explained in detail later. The demon-kings dwell in the sixth desire-heaven. Pi la 549. She resolved to repair the leak so the rain would not ruin the Buddha-image. The Four Heavenly Kings are the Heavenly King of Increase and Growth. Above the Heaven of the Four Kings is the Trayastrimsha Heaven where the lifespan of inhabitants is 1000 years. visit www. Mi Li Ju. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. to be outside the Way." "Na mwo" means homage to and "Yin Two La Ye" is the heavenly lord of the Heaven of the thirty-three(Indra). The Heaven of the Four Kings and the Heaven of the Thirtythree are the first two desire-heavens. 106. Ning Jye Li 544.Shurangama-Mantra. Swo pe he Or become accomplished in outside ways as heavendwellers or as demon-kings or as members of the retinue of demons. and west. where they reign supreme. Most of the dharmas cultivated in outside ways lead the cultivators to end up as demon kings at best. Two li 551. demon-children. Demons. eight each on the north. Su Chye Dwo Ye. or followings. the Heavenly King of Learning. Those who "seek the Dharma outside the mind" are said to follow an outside way. Da jr two 545. and more commonly as ordinary demons. 108. the Trayastrimsha Heaven located on Mount Sumeru's peak.BTTSonline. east. She was a poor peasant woman. 3. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Demonwomen are particularly beautiful and quite seductive. Pan two pan two ni 552. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. south." since the Trayastrimsha Heaven is made up of thirty-three heavens. Ba she la 550.

but they are practicing non-beneficial ascetic practices which reap no fruit. E La He Di. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Those who do not understand the two fundamental roots and are mistaken and reckless in their cultivation are doing what amounts to the same thing. for example. They are like one who cooks sand in the hope of creating savory Volume One -. 108. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. www.org .Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la 550.BTTSonline. no matter how hard you cultivate them.Shurangama-Mantra. And they misunderstand. Pi she ti 548. In general.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. You people who cultivate the Way should be careful not to let a demon attract you. Da jr two 545. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. They say that one derives merit and virtue from bearing that kind of pain. He was ready to try anything. who had accomplished the first stage of Arhatship. They consider themselves genuine cultivators of the Way. What do I mean by that? If you don't have sufficient samadhi power.org For latest version. taking it to be the self-nature. Why? It is also a case of being mistaken and confused in their cultivation.com or www. They don't know how to work properly. just be careful. and the demon will spin you around and you will find yourself trailing along after a demon-woman into a demon's hole. the first is the root of beginningless birth and death. Pi la 549. Sutra: "What are the two? Ananda. O2 The Tathagata explains what the two roots are. The sand will remain nothing but sand. "You're saying so much and exposing all our faults. which is the mind that seizes upon conditions and that you and all living beings now make use of. These two roots are extremely important and will be explained in the following passages. Ananda. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Page 191 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Two li 551. 4. What merit and virtue is there in that? Even if you were to sleep on knives. Demon-women are very powerful. They may pass through as many aeons there are motes of dust." so I'll stop talking. Why can't they become Buddhas or even become demonkings? It is that they do not know the two fundamental roots and are mistaken and confused in their cultivation. you won't be able to maintain your composure when you encounter this situation. 106.The Way to Shamatha 234 delicacies. Mi Li Ju. It cannot change into food. they are mistaken about how to cultivate and as a result become confused. E Jya La. Swo pe he The False Consciousness is Not the Mind 233 matter who you are. They mimic the behavior of those animals. Develop your samadhi-power thoroughly. there is an outside way in India which professes to cultivate asceticism by sleeping on beds of nails. visit www. Chr Two Ni. Ning Jye Li 544. What are they like? Now the Buddha gives us an example. didn't have enough samadhi-power to keep control of himself when he saw a demon-woman. This is a most wonderful test I'm giving you. Nan 546. 3. 2. If I say any more. Other people in India emulate the morality of cows and dogs. but in the end they will not obtain what they want. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 105. E na li 547. and then there will be nothing to fear. Pan two pan two ni 552. 107. Su Chye Dwo Ye. the demons will complain. it would be of no use. For example.

Swo pe he Sutra: "The second is the primal pure substance of the beginningless Bodhi Nirvana. Su Chye Dwo Ye.Shurangama-Mantra. Mi Li Ju. Pi she ti 548. you consider it to be lost. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 107.com or www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 106. Ba she la 550.org For latest version. Pan two pan two ni 552. E na li 547. visit www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.BTTSonline. 105.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Chr Two Ni. they are unaware of it. Two li 551. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 3. Nan 546. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi la 549. Because of conditions. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. It is the primal bright essence of consciousness that can bring forth all conditions. and without intending to they enter the various destinies.Ayurveda-Institute. 108.org . Sutra: "Living beings lose sight of the original brightness: therefore. though they use it to the end of their days. 4. E Jya La. 2. Ning Jye Li 544. E La He Di. Da jr two 545. Page 192 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.

I do not acknowledge that it is the fundamental mind-ground. Ba she la 550. "Having just obtained the mind. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. but he doesn't dare acknowledge it. since he was on the verge of destroying the precept-substance. The Buddha instructed Manjushri Bodhisattva to use the Shurangama Mantra to rescue Ananda and bring him back.org For latest version. so he wept. perfect from the beginning. Sutra: Having received the Buddha's compassionate rescue and profound instruction. I now understand that it is the pure nature and bright substance of the permanently dwelling true mind. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and he folded his hands and said to the Buddha. E na li 547. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. visit www. Two li 551. it is the eternally dwelling mind-ground." Sutra: "But now in awakening to the Dharma-sounds that the Buddha is speaking. and he folded his hands and said to the Buddha. Pan two pan two ni 552. O1 Ananda seeks to decisively renounce his attachment. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ananda was so grateful to the Buddha that he didn't know what to do." Ananda says that in understanding the subtle. 108. Chr Two Ni. I understand now that the wonderful bright mind. Nan 546. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 3. Commentary: "But now in awakening to the Dharma-sounds that the Buddha is speaking. it is the eternally dwelling mind-ground. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Swo pe he 58 Seeing Does Not Return N5 He shows that seeing does not return. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. it is my conditioned mind which I use to contemplate them reverently. 105. one doesn't know how many times. Ananda's tears fell.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Ananda's tears fell.BTTSonline. Having been instructed in subtle and wonderful doctrines as have just been spoken. he is still using his mind which seizes on conditions. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E Jya La. wonderful Dharma-sounds and in respectfully looking upon the Buddha's countenance and contemplating the sound of his voice.org . and the Buddha then instructed him repeatedly. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Mi Li Ju. Ananda fell into the hands of people of an external path and was in grave danger. is fundamentally perfect. E La He Di. the mind-ground." Ananda says he has obtained it. Commentary: As the beginning of the Sutra relates.Ayurveda-Institute. His tears kept falling as he spoke. Pi la 549. 4. Ning Jye Li 544.Shurangama-Mantra. I do not acknowledge that it is the fundamental mind-ground. 107. Pi she ti 548. He doesn't dare recognize it Page 193 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. it is my conditioned mind which I use to contemplate them reverently. 2. Having just obtained the mind. having received the Buddha's compassionate rescue and profound instruction. Seeing Does Not Return 59 "I have heard these wonderful sounds of the Buddha and have realized that the wonderful bright mind is fundamentally perfect. such Dharma sounds as these.com or www. 106. Da jr two 545. www. So the Sutra says. "I have heard these wonderful sounds of the Buddha and have realized that the wonderful bright mind is fundamentally perfect.

It is said." It is this point that he has not understood and that causes him to have doubts. The Buddha explained to him. He doesn't know that your mind which seizes upon conditions. Swo pe he and admit completely that it is his true mind. even when animals hear it. visit www. This is a mistake. Mi Li Ju. He hasn't turned himself around immediately.org . Here is Ananda with yet another layer of delusion. He said. but if I put aside my mind which seizes upon conditions. But Ananda doesn't know that. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi la 549. Seeing Does Not Return 61 Since he didn't accept the doctrine. what counts is whether I get to listen to the Dharma.Shurangama-Mantra. 107. E La He Di. The perfect sound is the one perfect sound. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. "The mountains. the rivers. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. He was afraid that if he accepted the true mind. and listening to the Dharma was what was most important to him. He thinks that if there were no mind which seized upon conditions. 2." He still thinks that the mind which seizes upon conditions is his true mind. Ananda always has something to say. but he still doesn't dare accept it and make it his true mind. then you will be genuinely listening to the Dharma. E Jya La. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la 550." Commentary: Why doesn't Ananda dare accept the doctrine? He says that when he listened to the Buddha speak Dharma. they Page 194 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. "It doesn't matter to me if it is the mind subject to production and extinction or what kind of mind it is. he wouldn't be able to listen to the Dharma. Ananda understood the doctrine. each according to his kind. If you listen to the Dharma with the true mind. "I pray that the Buddha will take pity on me and proclaim the perfect sound. There's a continual doubt. 3. So instead here he is asking questions again. which makes discriminations." The "perfect sound" is the perfect unobstructed sound. no dharma would be heard." The Buddha explained that the seeing nature is just the permanently dwelling true mind of each one of us. Pan two pan two ni 552. They are all within your true mind. Pi she ti 548. Two li 551. gods understand it. www. You should receive the Dharma with the true mind. what will I use to listen to Dharma? I won't have a mind. then no matter how much you listen. Volume One -. If you listen to the Dharma with your mind which seizes upon conditions.BTTSonline. is the conscious mind which is subject to production and extinction. everything is your true mind. Nan 546. 106. 4. 108. He thought. when gods hear it. Chr Two Ni. Ning Jye Li 544. he was listening with his mind which seizes upon conditions. it always seems to be right and yet somehow not right. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." When people hear the one perfect sound. If you can put aside and listen to Dharma. he said.Ayurveda-Institute. Su Chye Dwo Ye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. "It's all right to reject my mind which seizes upon conditions. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. "The Buddha speaks the Dharma with one sound.The Seeing Nature 60 Sutra: "I pray that the Buddha will take pity on me and proclaim the perfect sound to pull out my doubts by the roots and enable me to return to the unsurpassed Way.com or www. ghosts understand it.org For latest version. and so he doesn't dare accept what Shakyamuni Buddha said about the true mind. Da jr two 545. the great earth. 105. all dharmas are true. they understand it. living beings understand it. when ghosts hear it. E na li 547.

Mi Li Ju.' You take the finger for the moon. that person should see the moon. Pi la 549.com or www. ‘See? That's the moon. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Guided by the finger. Volume One -. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Two li 551. E Jya La. It is like when someone points his finger at the moon to show it to someone else. That's what the moon is like.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. great bhikshus. and so you lose the moon. 108." O2 The power of the Thus Come One provides refutation and revelation.' The appropriate things for you to do is look at the moon. E na li 547. and you do not obtain the Dharma-nature.people. When the Buddha speaks the Dharma.BTTSonline. that's the moon. The roots of doubt are still in my mind. Arhats. 105. animals. Ning Jye Li 544. Would you say that is wonderful or not? So Ananda asks the Buddha to instruct him with the perfect sound. 107. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 106. If the Buddha will help me pull them out. he loses not only the moon but the finger also. Why? He mistakes the pointing finger for the bright moon. visit www. and so the Dharma becomes conditioned as well. and no matter how far away they are from him. If he looks at the finger instead and mistakes it for the moon. Why? He mistakes the pointing finger for the bright moon. "You still listen to the Dharma with the conditioned mind. You miss out. Guided by the finger. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. beings in the hells. I'll give you an example. 2. hungry ghosts -. I have not gotten rid of my doubts yet.Shurangama-Mantra.org For latest version. that person should see the moon. ‘Ah. You do not obtain the basic substance and nature of the Dharma. gods.The Seeing Nature 62 Commentary: Granting Ananda's request that his doubts be removed. But you don't look at the moon I'm pointing at. you look at my finger and say. Who is he? It is Ananda Page 195 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Bodhisattvas. P1 He refutes that the conditioned mind has a place it returns to. and so as you listen to the Dharma it also becomes conditioned. Nan 546. He recognizes neither the finger nor the moon. the Buddha said. they can hear it just the same as if they were right at the Buddha's side. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." The Sutra speaks earlier of "losing your true nature. It turns into a dharma subject to production and extinction. he loses not only the moon but the finger also. and so the Dharma becomes conditioned as well. If he looks at the finger instead and mistakes it for the moon. Da jr two 545." Here someone looks at a finger and takes it for the moon.each understands the doctrines which the Buddhas speak with a single voice. 4. 3. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he understand it. I will be able to understand the unsurpassed doctrine. They don't notice the distance. Pi she ti 548. It is lost too. he doesn't even recognize the other persons' finger. I point to the moon and say to you. E La He Di. Q1 He refutes the place of conditioned objective dharmas. Sutra: The Buddha told Ananda. Every category of living beings -. You are still using your mind that seizes upon conditions. "You still listen to the Dharma with the conditioned mind. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. It is like when someone points his finger at the moon to show it to someone else. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.org .Ayurveda-Institute. and so he not only loses the moon. and "to pull out my doubts by the roots and enable me to return to the unsurpassed Way. Chr Two Ni. living beings only need have conditions with the Buddha. and you do not obtain the Dharma-nature. www. Pan two pan two ni 552.

Earlier." He doesn't even know what is meant by the concept of light and darkness. Da jr two 545.The Seeing Nature 64 seat. one doesn't know what he thought. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. "Why? He mistakes the substance of the finger for the bright nature of the moon. The more you run. Chr Two Ni. Go ahead and listen to the Dharma with the conditioned mind as much as you want. wouldn't you say? "The same is true of you. and so he does Seeing Does Not Return 63 not understand the two natures of light and darkness. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. It is just that he doesn't understand. Page 196 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. you won't be able to hear the Dharma. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Mi Li Ju. Pi she ti 548. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. since the Buddha speaks the Dharma to point to the true mind." Would you say a person like that is pitiable? I think that kind of person is pitiable. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pi la 549. E La He Di. 4. Thus the Buddha said.BTTSonline. www. The Dharma which is spoken is the finger. but he also fails to recognize light and darkness. He also doesn't understand or recognize light and darkness. Ananda. And so the light of the true mind is lost. "You listen to the Dharma with your conditioned mind. 107. E Jya La. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. The moon is the true mind. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546. 105." He doesn't recognize either the finger or the moon for what they are.Ayurveda-Institute. and even the Dharma is not understood. The same is true of you. the farther away you'll get. which means you don't have any genuine wisdom. Pan two pan two ni 552. E na li 547. what is meant by ignorance and what is meant by true understanding.Shurangama-Mantra." One doesn't know how Ananda felt then. You listen to the Dharma with the mind which seizes upon conditions and you're afraid that if you accept the doctrine of the true mind. They are still there. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Swo pe he who is like that. this person basically doesn't know what is meant by enlightenment or what is meant by the lack of enlightenment. 2.org . You can't tell light from darkness. Ning Jye Li 544. and the Dharma becomes conditioned also. He leapt from his Volume One -.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and so you mistake the finger for the moon. when he lost track of his mind. You think the true mind is just in the Dharma. Why? He mistakes the substance of the finger for the bright nature of the moon. and the bright nature of the moon. visit www. But Ananda mistakenly heard that the true mind was just in the Dharma. In other words." He confuses the nature of the substance of the finger which is dark. 106. Isn't that upside-down? Everyone knows it is. but the more you listen the stupider you'll become. 3. The Buddha speaks Dharma to point to the true mind. 108. you are just like the person who mistakes the finger for the moon and completely fails to understand light and darkness. Ba she la 550. But he wants to do it anyway. And yet. neither is really lost. but he also fails to recognize light and darkness. "And so he does not understand the two natures of light and darkness. Now that the Buddha has told him he has lost both the finger and the moon. This is utter stupidity. Sutra: "Not only does he lose the finger. and so they are lost.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.com or www. he was upset and startled and didn't know what to do. Two li 551. Commentary: "Not only does he lose the finger.

2. Nan 546. 107. Mi Li Ju. www. 105.Ayurveda-Institute. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pi she ti 548. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ning Jye Li 544. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Shurangama-Mantra. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he So the Buddha used the analogy of the finger and the moon to point this out to Ananda. Ba she la 550. Chr Two Ni.com or www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E La He Di. 108. E na li 547.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.org For latest version.BTTSonline. Da jr two 545. Page 197 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Two li 551.org . 4. 106. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi la 549. visit www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pan two pan two ni 552. 3. E Jya La.

108. Pi she ti 548. Take for example a bowl of muddy water. and by nature neither produced nor extinguished. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. from the first brahma Kapila's teaching of the ‘profound truth' or from the teaching of the ascetics who throw ashes on themselves or from the other externalist sects that say there is a ‘real self' which pervades the ten directions?" The First Brahman Kapila said that he had descended from the Great Brahma Heaven. How does it differ. so they Page 198 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. and yet one hasn't. You might say that one becomes drunk. 105. 4. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. It is simply that one doesn't know anything at all. and that in the future he would be born in the Great Brahma Heaven according to his resolve. E na li 547. 3. Q1 He starts with the permanence of the nature of things. we say it is clear. a god born among people. and by nature neither produced nor extinguished. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. it is truly as the Dharma King has said: the condition of enlightenment pervades the ten directions: clear.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. E Jya La. Ning Jye Li 544. But after the silt and sand have settled. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. it is truly as the Dharma King has said: the condition of enlightenment pervades the ten directions: clear.BTTSonline. "Brahma" means "pure. "How does it differ. "In the future all of us will return to the Great Brahma Heaven. then. everlasting. Bwo Li Dan La Ye." "Clear" refers to what is pure and tranquil. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. everlasting. I believe that no one remembers -means "the external path of the yellow-haired. 107. "Profound" means a total lack of perception. In India there is an external path which practices asceticism. E La He Di. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Q2 He wonders how it compares to the teaching of externalists. He said.however. Chr Two Ni." Do you remember Matangi's daughter? She made her mother make use of the former Brahma Heaven mantra of the Kapilas. The "Profound Truth" discussed by external paths has also been explained.com or www.org . so that you can see to the bottom. then. "World Honored One. from the first brahma Kapila's teaching of the ‘profound truth' or from the teaching of the ascetics who throw ashes on themselves or from the other externalist sects that say there is a ‘real self' which pervades the ten directions? Commentary: In response to Shakyamuni Buddha's discussion of "is" and "is not. Da jr two 545. In that dull dark inactive state. one doesn't know anything at all.Ayurveda-Institute. as I explained earlier -. We wouldn't say it was clear." Ananda said to the Buddha. Two li 551.org For latest version. 2. and yet one isn't drunk. Nan 546. Swo pe he Seeing Transcends the Ordinary N9 He shows that the seeing transcends the ordinary. The adherents say they want to live a "natural" existence. clear. The Seeing Transcends the Ordinary 143 nature of the condition of enlightenment is pure. Pan two pan two ni 552. everlasting. "World Honored One. visit www. the very sect being discussed here. Sutra: Ananda said to the Buddha. Ba she la 550. P1 Ananda expands on the doctrine of permanence and asks about spontaneity. and neither produced nor extinguished. You might say that one has taken drugs.Shurangama-Mantra. 106. www. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." and Kapila. O1 He rejects spontaneity. Pi la 549." He was a proponent of the Brahma Heaven.

Ning Jye Li 544.org . Da jr two 545. Volume One -.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Pi she ti 548. 3. These are the outside-the-Way ascetics who throw ashes on themselves.Ayurveda-Institute. " Page 199 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.BTTSonline. Pan two pan two ni 552. the non-beneficial practice of sleeping on beds of nails. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." Would you say that is cheating people. the Bodhisattva Seeing Transcends the Ordinary 145 Great Wisdom was the interlocutor. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. and they say it is because they have a "vajra indestructible body. their work will not lead to ultimate success. 107. do cows therefore have the Way? No. or isn't it? There are other outside-the-Way sects whose adherents cultivate non-beneficial ascetic practices. They hammer nails into a bed and they sleep on top of them. www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Ananda asked the Thus Come One.org For latest version.' Commentary: Ananda continues. 106. 4. just as in the Shurangama Sutra the Venerable Ananda is the interlocutor. For instance. But it does not count as any kind of spiritual skill. E Jya La. Pi la 549. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. and having the nails not pierce one's flesh is not of any particular worth. nor does it mean they have the Way.. the World Honored One gave a lecture on Mount Lanka explaining the principle thoroughly for the sake of Great Wisdom Bodhisattva and others: When the Lankavatara Sutra was spoken. do pigs therefore have the Way? Nails can't pierce a cow's hide. 105. Mi Li Ju. In fact it is a false notion. I speak of causes and conditions which is an entirely different principle.The Seeing Nature 144 All of these sects are included in those Ananda refers to as believing in a True Self that pervades the ten directions. in the past.Shurangama-Mantra. Chr Two Ni. 2. They practice this method every day. After all. E La He Di. Two li 551. "You say the condition of enlightenment pervades the ten directions. and they lie in ashes and roll around in them until their entire bodies are covered with them. the World Honored One gave a lecture on Mount Lanka explaining the principle thoroughly for the sake of Great Wisdom Bodhisattva and others: ‘Externalist sects always speak of spontaneity. Su Chye Dwo Ye. such as those who don't eat food but only eat grass or the leaves of trees. "Also. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. It's just like having a pig's skin or a cow's hide and is certainly not anything extraordinary. "And others" means that not only Great Wisdom Bodhisattva but many other Bodhisattvas were there as well.com or www. There is another outside-the-Way sect whose adherents sleep on beds of nails. The nails don't pierce their flesh. visit www. what is the difference between it and the true self which they say pervades the ten directions?" Q3 He also wonders if the Buddha is opposing his own doctrine. and so they accomplish that kind of fruition and become endowed with that particular talent. You should not make a mistake here and think they are necessarily endowed with a vajra indestructible body just because I said they consider themselves endowed with one. Sutra: "Also. E na li 547. "The World Honored One spoke the doctrine that externalist sects always speak of spontaneity. But as to the worth of their practices. in the past. a pig's skin is more or less impenetrable by nails. 108. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. So this is a bitter practice which is not beneficial. Nan 546. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he don't wear very much clothing or wash their bodies. although they endure extreme discomfort. Ba she la 550.

106. who painted the birds and beasts? Of all there is. Although in China there was an Emperor Yu who tamed the waters. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 105. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. The cause is the seed. and other such things are called the conditions which aid and contribute to its growth. 2. And their True Self is more than likely the condition of enlightenment. "Of all there is. they come to the conclusion that they arose spontaneously." But I speak of causes and conditions. 107. Causes and conditions are not the same as spontaneity.mud.org For latest version. The ten directions extend only so far. However. you said that everything consists of causes and conditions. and so they destroy the theory of spontaneity. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E Jya La. The thorns and brambles. sunlight. 3. Pi la 549. and that the causes and conditions break up the outside-the-Way sects' dharma of spontaneity. which is not the same state.Ayurveda-Institute. Therefore I say that it comes into being spontaneously. Two li 551.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. What contributes to its growth are the conditions. What doctrine is that? This is what they say: Who unloosed the rivers and seas and piled up the mountain peaks? Who sharpened the thorns and brambles.org . Ba she la 550. 108.com or www. dirt. Da jr two 545. the doctrine I hear you speaking now seems the same as the doctrine spoken by sects outside the Way.The Seeing Nature 146 pervades the ten directions. none has a creator. But your condition of enlightenment and the outside-the-Way sects' true self both pervade the ten directions. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Here Ananda is quoting what the Buddha said earlier. It is not the same as the outside-theWay sects' view of spontaneity. Planting a seed in the ground is a cause. Who started the seas? You can't name the person who began the seas. and the outside-the-Way sects say that their True Self also pervades the ten directions. a sea came into existence. that's all. water. Spontaneously a river appeared. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Swo pe he The various outside-the-Way sects at that time constantly explained the doctrine of spontaneity. the birds and beasts -absolutely everything.Shurangama-Mantra. Page 200 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. you explained the Dharma of causes and conditions. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Isn't that the same? The name is different. Su Chye Dwo Ye. visit www. Nan 546. Pi she ti 548. without any help from people. Nor can you find the person who initiated the rivers. and if yours pervades it and theirs pervades it. Buddha. Isn't that the way it is? What is meant by the "cause" and the "condition" that the Buddha speaks of? I have often told you. manure. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Who took the earth and piled it into mountains? Who created the mountain peaks? How is it they are so high? By asking who made them. therefore I say that it comes into being spontaneously. Buddha. E na li 547. E La He Di. 4. Spontaneously there were mountains. none has a creator. Conditions are the aiding factors which contribute to the growth -. Chr Two Ni. www. there probably wasn't that kind of talent yet in India. Your condition of enlightenment is more than likely the True Self. they must be the same. Mi Li Ju. is produced of itself. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.BTTSonline. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ning Jye Li 544. You say that the condition of enlightenment Volume One -.

Pan two pan two ni 552. Q1 He upbraids him for doubting and asks about the substance. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. isn't that spontaneity? It is apart from all empty falseness and inversion -. 105.org For latest version. "Now I have instructed you with such expedients in order to tell you the truth. Da jr two 545. how can you teach me so that I won't believe in the theories of those outside-the-Way sects?" "Deviant paths" refers to outside-the-Way sects. visit www. Pi la 549. It seems to have nothing to do with your causes and conditions or the spontaneity advocated by others. wonderful. www. Commentary: The Buddha is devoid of a temper. It doesn't seem to be causes and conditions and it also is different from spontaneity. expedient dharma.apart from all Seeing Transcends the Ordinary 147 upside-down characteristics and from the upside-down mind. the bright nature of wonderful enlightenment?" Commentary: "Now as I contemplate the nature of enlightenment as spontaneous -." The Buddha looks to see what doctrine he should use to instruct Ananda and then uses a clever.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 3. such as the various analogies and ways of manifesting the seeing he has already used. 106. Buddha. 4. 2. provisional Dharma-doors which are not actual. I have been explaining this and that aspect of it -. E na li 547. But. then again. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.com or www. E Jya La." This is what is meant by "seems to be and yet is not. They are a case of "regarding the opportunities and dispensing the teaching in order to speak Dharma for people. Swo pe he Sutra: "Now as I contemplate the nature of enlightenment as spontaneous. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. and you still don't understand.Shurangama-Mantra. E La He Di. Would you please enlighten us on this point lest we should fall into deviant paths. "Now I have instructed you with such expedients in order to tell you the truth. it seems to have nothing to do with your causes and conditions or the spontaneity advocated by others. provisional.I carefully contemplate the enlightened nature which the World Honored One spoke of as being spontaneous.BTTSonline. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. yet you do not awaken to it but mistake it for spontaneity. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.I have already explained it seven or eight ways. and as apart from all empty falseness and inversion. because that small disciple was much too confused. the bright nature of wonderful enlightenment?" How can I obtain my true mind? I ask the Buddha to have compassion and instruct me. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 108. Mi Li Ju.org . Two li 551. it seems to be the same. but it is probable he was frowning when he said this. The Buddha told Ananda. 107." "Would you please enlighten us on this point lest we should fall into deviant paths. How can you be this way?" "Expedients" are skillful. Chr Two Ni. and such as his questioning Ananda about the Volume One -. Pi she ti 548. P2 The Thus Come One refutes this by bringing up the doctrine of according with conditions. Su Chye Dwo Ye. This is the ninth of the Ten Manifestations of the Seeing. Ba she la 550.Ayurveda-Institute. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. It is neither produced nor extinguished. "Thus enabling us to obtain the true mind. Sutra: The Buddha told Ananda.The Seeing Nature 148 Page 201 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. thus enabling us to obtain the true mind. Ning Jye Li 544. as neither produced nor extinguished. Nan 546.

so I will explain it for you further. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute. visit www.org .com or www. 2. Mi Li Ju. Pan two pan two ni 552. Pi she ti 548." Q2 He questions him and immediately offers a refutation. Sutra: "Now you look into the wonderful bright seeing. Instead. You listen. Now where is the spontaneous substance of my Dharma? Speak up. How can you be so dense? How can you compare them? They are not the same at all." Sutra: "Ananda. You still compare the doctrine I explain with the spontaneity of the outside-the-Way sects. What is the basic substance of the seeing? Tell me. So there is still the substance of a mountain. let me tell you: if it definitely were spontaneous -if you are determined to say that the doctrine I explain is the same as the spontaneity of the outside-the-Way sects. What self is there in the condition of your enlightened seeing's wonderful brightness? What is your seeing's basic substance? You say the seeing is spontaneous? If it is spontaneous. 106. It still has a substance. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.org For latest version. Now we will examine this spontaneity and make it clear and delineate it. you should be able to distinguish the substance of the spontaneity. Da jr two 545. Does the seeing take bright light as its self? Does the seeing take light as its spontaneous basic substance? Does it take darkness as its self? Does darkness make up the spontaneous substance of the seeing? Does it take emptiness as its self? Does it take emptiness to make up its spontaneous basic substance? Or does it take solid objects as its self? Or does form Page 202 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. What is its self? Use your mind again to take a look. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. ‘Who loosed the rivers?' Rivers come into existence spontaneously. you still don't listen. if it definitely were spontaneous. you should be able to distinguish the substance of the spontaneity . Su Chye Dwo Ye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. so the mountains are spontaneously born. 4. "Truths" refer to the true and actual Dharma the Buddha has also explained.Shurangama-Mantra. The substance of the mountain is the substance of spontaneity. after all the principles I've explained. and you haven't understood in the least. They say. 108." The Buddha was very put out with Ananda when he said that. What is its self? Does the seeing take bright light as its self? Does it take Seeing Transcends the Ordinary 149 darkness as its self? Does it take emptiness as its self? Does it take solid objects as its self? Commentary: "You still have not understood. it must have a substance. Swo pe he mind.BTTSonline. so there is still a sea. you produce doubts about its being spontaneity. They say. 105. E Jya La. www. for example." The Buddha presents another theory to reveal to him that it is separate from all ordinary seeing. E La He Di. Two li 551. Chr Two Ni. E na li 547. and so there is still a river. Nan 546. Commentary: "Ananda. ‘Who loosed the seas?' They say the seas exist spontaneously. "Now you look into the wonderful bright seeing.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. "And you still have not awaken. 107. ‘Why piled up the mountains?' No person could make a mountain. Pi la 549. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 3. Ba she la 550. The spontaneity has a substance. You are really making a mistake. After all that I've said to you. The sea is the basic substance of spontaneity.

just as you say.Shurangama-Mantra. Now I discern that it is produced from causes and conditions." Commentary: Ananda said before that it was not causes and conditions. you should not see darkness. If you take light to be the basic substance of spontaneity.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." He doesn't say now that he considers. the seeing-nature is cut off and extinguished. and if you say seeing is the same as spontaneity. if it takes emptiness as the substance of its self.Ayurveda-Institute. E La He Di. Without emptiness. Pi she ti 548. P1 Ananda relents on spontaneity and wonders about causes and conditions. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Chr Two Ni. 105. now he says that it is.The Seeing Nature 150 light is its basic substance. 108. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.org For latest version. Now I discern that it is produced from causes and conditions. But before he can speak. Da jr two 545. but then again it seems to not be in accord with principle. Certainly. Continuing in the same way. "I am certain that the nature of this wonderful seeing is not spontaneous. your seeing should disappear in the face of solid objects. 2. Ananda also can fluctuate. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. if its self consists in light. if it takes all dark appearances as its self. Ananda said. But I do not yet have it clear in my mind. It seems that there is no such thing. and how can you see light?" Commentary: The Buddha explains it for Ananda a little more deeply. and so you should not see darkness. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. so how could it see when it is dark? Moreover. Pi la 549. E Jya La. that is. and how can you see light? The principle holds in every case. Ba she la 550. if it takes all dark appearances as its self. you say Volume One -. I now ask the Thus Come One how this idea is consonant with the nature of causes and conditions. The seeing-nature would be extinguished when there is light. "I am certain that the nature of this wonderful seeing is not spontaneous. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 4. Nan 546. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. he says he discerns the doctrine. Sutra: "Ananda.org ." O2 He rejects causes and conditions. then when it is dark. the seeingnature is cut off and extinguished. Thus to say that darkness is its basic substance is also a mistake. then when it is light. you should not see darkness. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. I think the seeing is produced from causes and conditions. visit www." Now he has asked Ananda. if its self consists in light. E na li 547. 107. 3. Two li 551. then when it is light. because it has no substance.com or www. "Ananda. Sutra: Ananda said. By solid objects is meant places which cannot be seen through. you should not see solid objects. After all. if it takes emptiness as the substance of its self. www. its own substance is gone. the Buddha offers his own refutations. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pan two pan two ni 552. and Ananda will have a comeback. Mi Li Ju. but my mind is not absolutely Page 203 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Moreover. Ning Jye Li 544.BTTSonline. 106. you should not see solid objects. That's what I think. Continuing in the same way. it should disappear. the subtle wonderful seeing-essence which sees everything is not spontaneous. the light should be cut off and extinguished. "But I do not yet have it clear in my mind. Swo pe he make up its spontaneous basic substance? Speak up. If you take emptiness to be the spontaneous basic substance of your seeing.

BTTSonline." Now it was not the Buddha who said that the seeingessence is produced from the nature of causes and conditions. He encounters someone who keeps "kneading the bean curd" so to speak -. Nan 546. the seeing-nature manifests. Pi she ti 548. Sutra: The Buddha said. he still keeps explaining to him. 105. P2 The Thus Come One refutes it by bringing up the doctrine used to refute spontaneity. Two li 551. You American disciples are not afraid of your teacher.The Seeing Nature 152 seeing-essence come into being?" The Buddha is truly one of great kindness and great compassion. Meeting someone like Ananda is enough to give one a headache. Q1 First he refutes causes. They dare to say anything at all -. Your seeing-nature appears before you." What do you think of him? He doesn't understand. "You say it is causes and conditions. Now he's trying on the causes-andSeeing Transcends the Ordinary 151 conditions hat.and with the utmost compassion.com or www. I will explain about causes and conditions for you. Basically what Ananda said lacks principle. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. World Honored One. He wants the Buddha to explain it.org . Ning Jye Li 544. It's probably the case that Ananda has been spoiled by the Buddha. But first I want to ask you something.Ayurveda-Institute. my disciples didn't dare open their mouths when they were around me. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E na li 547. You want me to explain to you how it is consonant with the nature of causes and conditions. 108. Pan two pan two ni 552. Da jr two 545. "I now ask the Thus Come One how this idea is consonant with the nature of causes and conditions.who keeps going back and forth and around and about -. 2. Is it because of light that the seeing exists? Is it because of darkness that the seeing exists? Is it because of emptiness that the seeing exists? Is it because of solid objects that the seeing exists? In the end. He was the Buddha's favorite cousin and he was in the habit of being allowed to say and do as he pleased. He doesn't understand the doctrine. the seeing-nature manifests. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." Page 204 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Ba she la 550. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 3. www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. how does your Volume One -. Su Chye Dwo Ye.right to the teacher's face. First he says it is spontaneity. "You say it is causes and conditions. Is it because of light that the seeing exists? Is it because of darkness that the seeing exists? Is it because of emptiness that the seeing exists? Is it because of solid objects that the seeing exists? Commentary: The Buddha said. Pi la 549. Swo pe he clear about it. 4. Well . Buddha. and then because he doesn't understand how it could be. And I don't wish to make you afraid of me. it was Ananda who said it. E Jya La. When I was in Hong Kong.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. so for now it's "yes. I ask you again: because you are now seeing. Mi Li Ju. Chr Two Ni. 106. then he says it is causes and conditions. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. he wants someone else to explain it. But it's you who say it is causes and conditions.Shurangama-Mantra.org For latest version. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. but he still keeps trying on hats. E La He Di. 107. They were very afraid of me. and he himself doesn't understand. He's just like these disciples of mine now who are not afraid of their teacher. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. I ask you again: because you are now seeing. how can this doctrine be explained? How can it fit with the nature of causes and conditions? Please explain this to me. visit www.

If it is because of solid objects that the seeing exists. you should not see light." Do you see how compassionate the Buddha is? He sees Ananda still standing there wide-eyed and staring.BTTSonline. does the seeing derive from the condition of light? Does the seeing derive from the condition of darkness? Does the seeing follow upon light. ‘Ah. and you can see where there are solid objects. Now I will explain it once again for you. If it exists because of darkness. You can see when it is light. Ananda. you should know that I have already explained many similar doctrines. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. How could your suggestion that the seeing is based on causes and conditions be correct?" Q2 He refutes conditions. then where there are solid objects it would disappear. Pan two pan two ni 552.' then when it is light your seeing would disappear. www. Da jr two 545. but because of darkness. If it exists because of the condition of solid objects. Ba she la 550.com or www. The very same doctrine applies in other cases. 105. so he explains it again.Ayurveda-Institute. 108. does the seeing derive from the condition of light? Does the seeing derive from the condition of darkness? Does the seeing derive from the condition of emptiness? Does the seeing derive from the condition of solid objects? Commentary: "I spoke before about causes: now I will ask you about conditions. 106. now that the darkness is gone. Su Chye Dwo Ye. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 4. then where there is emptiness it would disappear. you should not see darkness. Pi la 549. E Jya La. and if it exists because of darkness.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. E La He Di. visit www. your seeing is also gone. Why? You rely on the darkness in order to see.if you say the seeing exists because of light -. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. "Moreover. you should not see light. you can see when it is dark. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Commentary: "Ananda. if it exists because of the condition of emptiness. if light brings it into existence -. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ning Jye Li 544. you should not be able to see darkness. I will explain it a little more clearly for you. But that isn't how it is with you. Nan 546.org . if light brings it into existence. It is the same with emptiness and solid objects. Ananda." Sutra: "Ananda. there is seeing because of darkness. E na li 547.you should not see darkness. you should not see solid objects. Mi Li Ju. Pi she ti 548. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 107. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Swo pe he "Okay. it is not because of light that it exists. 3. When it is dark. Sutra: "Moreover.org For latest version. 2.Shurangama-Mantra. Ananda. Page 205 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. you Seeing Transcends the Ordinary 153 can see where there is emptiness. Two li 551. Chr Two Ni. or does it follow upon darkness? Does the seeing derive from the condition of emptiness? Does the seeing derive from the condition of solid objects? Is it from the causal condition of emptiness that there is seeing? Or is it from the causal condition of solid objects that there is seeing?" Sutra: "Ananda. you should not see emptiness: it is the same with light and darkness. If you say. If it is because of emptiness that the seeing exists. having still not understood.

O3 He rules out the false and ordinary. and it does not arise spontaneously. the seeing.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. not fearing the trouble involved. But because of the Buddha's compassion. Once you think about "is" and Seeing Transcends the Ordinary 155 "is not.' Commentary: It is something transcending all contraries. relativities. "It is not that which is not spontaneous. Sutra: "Thus you should know that the essential." you have left the doctrine of the seeing essence. You can't think about this with your mind that makes distinctions. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www.Ayurveda-Institute. he explains it in great detail. Ba she la 550. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. It is not because of causes.The Seeing Nature 154 explained above. you should not see emptiness: it is the same with light and darkness. if it exists because of the condition of emptiness -if it is because of the emptiness that there is seeing.Shurangama-Mantra. The double negative means that there is not even no spontaneous arisal. nor is it that it is not not." Now this certainly does not say that the seeing-essence does rise spontaneously. "It is not that it is not. E La He Di. "Any dharma is that which is apart from all characteristics. and partialities. that is your genuine seeing-essence. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. nor is it that it is not not.don't continue to be so confused! -. Da jr two 545. visit www. that is the true and actual Dharma. It is not that it is not. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.org . 107. Pan two pan two ni 552. Nan 546. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.if it is due to solid objects that there is seeing. Mi Li Ju. enlightened wonderful brightness. 106. is due to neither causes nor conditions.BTTSonline. The principle here is about the same as the one Volume One -. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi la 549. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Commentary: Now the Buddha again rouses Ananda from his stupidity. Swo pe he Commentary: "Ananda. E na li 547. 108. 3. Don't base your skill on empty and false characteristics. "It is not that which ‘is' or ‘is not. 2." There is neither a negation nor a lack of negation. It is not that which ‘is' or ‘is not. Two li 551. Then what is there? Sutra: "Any dharma is that which is apart from all characteristics. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Ning Jye Li 544." If you can be separate from all empty and false characteristics. The doctrine of it being from the condition of light or from the condition of darkness is the same as the doctrine of its being from emptiness or from solid objects. you should not see solid objects. Pi she ti 548. Chr Two Ni. 4. and there is no is not.'" There isn't any correct or incorrect. If it exists because of the condition of solid objects -. Su Chye Dwo Ye. What are these characteristics? They are the characteristics of false thought. that is the genuine wonderful Dharma. Now do you know? Sutra: "It is not that which is not spontaneous. E Jya La. it is not because of conditions.org For latest version.that the essential. 105. To be apart from false Page 206 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. enlightened wonderful brightness is due to neither causes nor conditions and it does not arise spontaneously.com or www. There is no is. "Thus you should know -. Commentary: If you separate from all empty and false characteristics.

E La He Di. then you can capture Teng Hua Feng. Ba she la 550. "Your life should end. Pi la 549.org . "You're opposing me for having captured Page 207 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. E Jya La. Upon being captured. "Friend. he reasoned with the ghost: "Wait a bit. "First capture empty space. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Da jr two 545. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pan two pan two ni 552. terms. To use your mind which has false thinking. 4." He said it to a ghost which had captured him. 106. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. and the Ghost of Impermanence paid him a visit." And he locked Teng Hua Feng up in hand cuffs and iron chains. "There's a small matter I haven't finished attending to. Swo pe he thought is the wonderful Dharma of true suchness. 107.The Seeing Nature 156 Shurangama Samadhi. who said." Who was Teng Hua Feng? He was a cultivator of the Way. When I have finished that up. your conscious mind that makes distinctions. even the child would say it can't be done. it is the friend who comes to accompany you to see King Yama. a monk with samadhi-power. Two li 551. What you are doing now is grasping at empty space. How can you capture empty space? Were you to ask a child if empty space can be grasped. www. What is the Ghost of Impermanence? When your time comes to die. can't you?" he said. to fathom the wonderful Shurangama Samadhi is like trying to grab hold of empty space and stroke it with your hand.org For latest version. terms. Mi Li Ju.Shurangama-Mantra. That friend came and captured Teng Hua Feng and said. to make distinctions about my wonderful Volume One -. 3. 2. 108. 105. E na li 547. But he was visible to the ghosts and spirits when he left the samadhi. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and characteristics? That is like grasping at empty space with your hand: you only succeed in tiring yourself out. and characteristics? Why do you dwell in false thoughts and use your mind? Why do you base your skill on false thought? Worldly doctrines of spontaneity and causes and conditions are sophistries. and then I will go with you. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. How could empty space possibly yield to your grasp?" Commentary: The World Honored One continues speaking to Ananda: Now in the midst of dharmas." The ghost thought. If you do not separate yourself from the characteristics of false thinking. Nan 546. you do not unite with the wonderful Dharma of true suchness. Sutra: "Now in the midst of dharmas. When he was in samadhi. how can you use your mind to make distinctions that are based on worldly sophistries. Ning Jye Li 544.com or www. How can you do that? That is like grasping at empty space with your hand.Ayurveda-Institute.BTTSonline. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. don't be so impolite. I'll accompany you to see King Yama. Teng Hua Feng said to him. Come with me to see King Yama. Sophistries are clever discussions of unreal things. the ghosts and spirits couldn't see him. Chr Two Ni. Pi she ti 548. Su Chye Dwo Ye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. I still have one thing to attend to. That time he had left samadhi. O4 He scolds him for bringing up the ordinary. You use the terms and characteristics of sophistries to make distinctions about my wonderful Dharma. It is like Teng Hua Feng. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. how can you use your mind to make distinctions that are based on worldly sophistries. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. visit www.

You're confronted with the experience and still haven't any mind. You're just riding for a fall. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. but is true: if a man truly has samadhi-power. they have samadhi-power. I'm not going to cultivate." That's useless. if you can remain in the company of your girl friend without the arising of the least incident. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E na li 547. If you lack that samadhipower. and if they are able to remain unturned by the emotional desire. E Jya La. "What do you have to attend to?" Whereupon Teng Hua Feng folded up his legs into full lotus posture. Just before he entered it. He can avoid giving rise to emotional desire. Nan 546. when he sees a woman. 108. if you can remain unmoved when the emotional desire between men and women comes to mind. You can measure the extent of your samadhi-power by yourself. the more you must cultivate." Once he had entered samadhi. The first step is to gain the ability to not be turned around by emotional desire. "Now go and capture empty space. you certainly can cultivate and develop a vajra indestructible body. So everyone should know that samadhi-power is extremely important. Da jr two 545. That is samadhi-power. he can refrain from moving his mind. The more pain there is. but being able to turn everything around. 4. I will force myself to do what is difficult. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. it doesn't matter if I show you a little courtesy. Didn't it say earlier in the text.The Seeing Nature 158 saying. You only succeed in tiring yourself out. so forget it. what is to be done? Don't be satisfied with the status quo. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. the ghost had no way of capturing him. Well.Shurangama-Mantra. The less samadhi power you have. that's a lack of samadhi-power. They should remain in a state of unmoving suchness. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Pan two pan two ni 552. You shouldn't think that that is something extraordinary in itself. Samadhi-power is not being turned around by things. "I haven't got that much samadhi-power. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. that is genuine skill. The Seeing Transcends the Ordinary 157 samadhi he entered was the No-Thought Samadhi. That is samadhi-power. You face situations without a mind. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E La He Di.Ayurveda-Institute. he said." So he said. 107. Volume One -. Two li 551. Chr Two Ni. 105. But the skill is not easily developed. Pi la 549. I'll just give in to it. "If you can turn things around. That's just the first step. If you have that kind of samadhi-power. Ba she la 550. For instance. then come back and take me to see King Yama. Mi Li Ju. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. and then you can take along Teng Hua Feng. 2. For example. the more I want to sit. Ning Jye Li 544. then you have a little bit of samadhi-power.com or www. That's the first step. and as soon as he was settled he entered samadhi. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.org ." That is also samadhi-power. so that seeing is the same as not having seen." Cultivating to develop samadhi-power is the same. "I sit in meditation and the pain comes. no matter how pretty she is. 3. Swo pe he you. We can switch the sentence around and say that is the same for women when they see men. I will explain a doctrine to you which is not a joke. visit www. Pi she ti 548. then you are the same as the Thus Come One. If as soon as you see a woman you grow unsteady and start to shake and a hand suddenly grows right out of your throat. "If you can capture empty space. To take it farther. You have it no matter what circumstance you encounter.org For latest version. The Buddha tells Ananda that using his mind to invent sophistries about the seeingnature Page 208 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." He said. 106. www.BTTSonline.

2. then it would not be empty space. You knead and clutch and grasp and can't get hold of empty space. Swo pe he is like trying to grasp empty space. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Da jr two 545. You lose your strength. Two li 551. If the cup weren't there you could grasp back and forth and up and down and there still wouldn't be anything. which is not of the least benefit to the self-nature. There has to be a thing before you can grasp it. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 108. how could you capture it? If there were something you could grasp. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Chr Two Ni. to someone who grasps at empty space.Ayurveda-Institute. I am able to grasp it.org . You just increase your own weariness. who develops his skill based exclusively on the conscious mind that makes distinctions. 106.org For latest version. to no avail. Mi Li Ju. So the Buddha likens Ananda. this cup: because there is a cup. E Jya La. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Page 209 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 107. Pi she ti 548. Ning Jye Li 544. if you continually paw at empty space with your hand. The principle is the same. Nan 546. Su Chye Dwo Ye.com or www. All you do is toil bitterly. can you deny that your arm would get tired? Eventually your hand would hurt and would start to ache from weariness. E La He Di. 105. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. you grasp again and again there is nothing. It would truly be a case of having nothing to do and going to look for something to do. It was probably the case that as a monk he ate his fill and for lack of anything to do he began clutching at empty space. 3. And that's the way Ananda was.BTTSonline. E na li 547. After all. visit www. www. He didn't have anything to do. Pi la 549. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. You wear yourself out and exhaust your own energy. For instance. You grasp it and there's nothing.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.Shurangama-Mantra. Ba she la 550. Pan two pan two ni 552. How could empty space possibly yield to your grasp? How could empty space comply so that you could catch it? Empty space is basically empty. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 4. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.

It's as Lao Tze said.Ayurveda-Institute. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. You lack knowledge of genuine Great Vehicle Buddhism. You know only how to attend to yourselves. if you can explain it. your awareness is quite inferior. Seeings is Apart from Seeing 169 What is meant by the characteristic of reality? The characteristic of reality is no characteristic. Su Chye Dwo Ye.org For latest version.Shurangama-Mantra. Pan two pan two ni 552.org . Two li 551. 2. E La He Di. Nan 546. for you to understand what lies in the Great Vehicle teaching. the distinctions your mind makes are too profuse. 105. 4. www. yet nothing being without the characteristic of reality. The named is the mother of the myriad things. Ning Jye Li 544. you people of the Two Vehicles." If you can talk about your way. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. This also refers to the wonderful samadhi of the Shurangama primary meaning. that's all. visit www. is not that of ordinary worldly knowledge. You are completely without knowledge. Yet nothing is without the characteristic of reality: that is the second explanation.com or www. That is what is meant by the characteristic of reality being no characteristic. "The nameless is the beginning of heaven and earth. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. It just has been given a name. however." That's what Lao Tze's philosophy is like. The third explanation is that there are no characteristics and there is nothing which is not a characteristic. are so inferior and ignorant. You are "self-ending arhats." "Ignorant" means to have no genuine knowledge." If you have a name that can be spoken out. the purity of the characteristic of reality. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 106. and you pay no attention to the pain and suffering of other living beings. So then he said. At present your minds are too heavily attached. 3. since it is the basic substance of dharma? What is it ultimately like? You cannot see it. The characteristic of reality is true emptiness and it is also Page 210 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. "The name that can be named is not the eternal name. So the "characteristic of reality" is the basic substance of dharma.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The knowledge spoken of here. Pi she ti 548. You Sound Hearers know only how to benefit yourselves and not how to benefit others. Sutra: "You narrow-minded Sound Hearers are so inferior and ignorant that you are unable to penetrate through to the purity of the characteristic of reality. Your minds are very narrow and small. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. then it is not the eternal way. it is not an eternal name. All characteristics are produced from within it. and so you are unable to penetrate through to the purity of the characteristic of reality. Now I will teach you. "the characteristic of reality". All I'm doing now is bringing it up to help make the doctrine clear. So you want to find the characteristic of reality. Swo pe he P3 He concludes by exhorting them to persevere and well consider Bodhi. You should consider it well. Mi Li Ju. You Sound Hearers don't understand it. E na li 547." Commentary: Shakyamuni Buddha said. Pi la 549." "To penetrate through" means to understand.BTTSonline. Da jr two 545. but the genuine knowledge of the Great Vehicle Buddhadharma. This is the first explanation. "You narrow-minded Sound Hearers. the Great Vehicle Buddhadharma. 108. Ba she la 550. All dharmas are born from the characteristic of reality. E Jya La. and do not become weary or negligent on the wonderful road to Bodhi. Chr Two Ni. "The way that can be spoken of is not the eternal Way. 107.

As was said above. www. 108. Since wonderful existence is not existence.BTTSonline. The existence within emptiness is Volume One -. however. Two li 551. As for the genuine basic substance of dharma. The lack of emptiness within emptiness is true emptiness. it is called wonderful existence. Da jr two 545. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. "This is true emptiness. E Jya La.com or www. Chr Two Ni. 2. The characteristic of reality is the same doctrine. Ning Jye Li 544. Swo pe he wonderful existence. If you understand this doctrine.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. they do not obtain all dharmas. Pan two pan two ni 552. no demon in existence will have any way to get at you." To be apart from all mundane marks is Dharma." You aren't attached to anything? There was an earthquake a while ago. Mt. E na li 547. Since true emptiness is not empty. People who can turn things around are not frightened by any state they meet. it is called true emptiness. because within it is produced wonderful existence. Mi Li Ju. You say. You say. Pi she ti 548. If you aren't frightened. were you afraid? I believe there were quite a few people who were very agitated when that earthquake came. That is just because you cannot be apart from characteristics. If he'd had samadhi. T'ai could come crashing down before you and you would not be startled." you say.org . True emptiness is not empty. By sweeping away all dharmas. There won't be any mantra they can recite to move you. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. and this is wonderful existence. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. But most people cannot separate themselves from those characteristics. if Ananda had had the genuine Shurangama Samadhi. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. that there is not even one. one becomes separated from all characteristics. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. To give it a name is just to put a head on top of a head. visit www. If you don't move. "I don't attach myself to anything. Would you say there is anything in empty space? There is absolutely everything in empty space. 106. Su Chye Dwo Ye. But you cannot see it. 107. Why do states exist? Why are there demonic obstructions? Why can demons come and disturb your samadhi? Because you move. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. If you can be apart from characteristics. then there aren't any states. "Then why was Matangi able to recite a mantra and confuse Ananda in this sutra?" It was just because he didn't have any samadhi. Wonderful existence is certainly not existence. "I can be separate from characteristics.org For latest version. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E La He Di. And since they cannot leave those characteristics." That allows you to have a certain amount of attachment. 105. These two names are one. Nan 546. and wonderful existence does not exist.Ayurveda-Institute. Seeings is Apart from Seeing 171 there would have been no need for the Buddha to speak the Page 211 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Do you say that true emptiness is empty? It is not. it is said to be wonderful existence. 4. Ba she la 550. there isn't anything at all.The Seeing Nature 170 wonderful existence. Because it is not empty. Pi la 549.Shurangama-Mantra. What is our self-nature like? The self-nature is like empty space. a thorough understanding of a single thing is a thorough understanding of everything. This is the characteristic of reality. Because it does not exist. it is said to be true emptiness. As soon as you move they slip right in. 3. You investigate them in detail and find. "What is apart from all characteristics is Dharma.

com or www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 106. It isn't that he should use his conscious mind that makes distinctions. It is the wonderful Shurangama Samadhi." This "considering well" does not refer to the kind of consideration Ananda has been using and speaking about. www. to the position of wonderful enlightenment. He came out of samadhi to explain to him the doctrine of the Way. Then the World Honored One.org .org For latest version. It is the way to become a Buddha. Chr Two Ni. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and Bodhisattvas are said to be the ones of equal enlightenment. "And do not become weary or negligent on the wonderful road to Bodhi. 108. I will instruct you. the position of the fruition of Buddhahood. Volume One -." Buddhas are said to be wonderfully enlightened. but for the sake Page 212 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.The Two False Views 174 N2 The Buddha compassionately promises to explain. Sutra: Then the World Honored One. Da jr two 545. Don't be lazy and slack off. he didn't do this just for Ananda's sake. Pi she ti 548. but it is not meant in the same way. Don't be insolent or perfunctory about it. And you and I would not be able to listen to the Shurangama Sutra now or study the Shurangama mantra. he or she will not be frightened. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. The fifty-five position will be explained later on in the Shurangama Sutra. and he wished to quickly speak Dharma for him. E Jya La. they are equal to wonderful enlightenment. Ning Jye Li 544.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the doctrine of wonderful samadhi. If you have the wonderful Shurangama Samadhi. Nan 546. It was when Ananda's confusion was so deep that he sought clarity. Ananda. So those were the causes and conditions.Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la 550. visit www. Pi la 549. It was when Ananda wept and made obeisance.Shurangama-Mantra. 105. And the great assembly: However. began to explain extensively the wonderful path of cultivation of all samadhis of the Great Dharani. Swo pe he Shurangama Sutra or the Shurangama Mantra. "Now I will teach you. You should consider it well. You should be particularly attentive and especially aware that this is the path to wonderful enlightenment. 3. Basically the Buddha is endowed with a heart of great kindness and great compassion. The word is the same. through the levels of the Bodhisattvas. Since Ananda was his youngest cousin. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E La He Di. 2. Two li 551. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Here "consider" means that he should use his true mind to contemplate and investigate. no matter what state arises. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. that is. you can walk to the position of wonderful enlightenment. Mi Li Ju. it was likely that here the Buddha showed him a special fondness and protection. Pan two pan two ni 552. Fiftyfive positions lie between the level of Sound Hearer. Don't be muddled about the wonderful road to Bodhi. 107. out of pity for Ananda and the great assembly. E na li 547. out of pity for Ananda: "then" was when Ananda was famished and wanted milk to drink. so when Ananda cried the Buddha's compassionate heart was moved once again. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Commentary: Ananda's weeping brought the Buddha out of samadhi. 4.BTTSonline. But if someone has samadhi.

108. Precepts. samadhi. But your power of memory can help only your learning. E na li 547. The Sanskrit word "dharani" refers to mantras. Da jr two 545. "Samadhi" is concentration. Don't cry. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. You should pay particular attention now and listen to me while I explain to you bit by bit. But your mind has not yet understood. E La He Di.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. mouth. and sometimes "dharani. I'll explain it for you. "Although you have a strong memory. E Jya La.The Two False Views 176 Page 213 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. the three non-outflow studies.as he explained the wonderful path of cultivation of all samadhis of the Great Dharani." Sutra: "And may this explanation cause all those of the future who have outflows to obtain the fruition of Bodhi. "The wonderful path of cultivation": Ananda wants to cultivate the wonderful path to the dharmas of the samadhi of the great all-encompassing upholder. and you learn a great deal by the use of it. I have another way of explaining it. 2.org For latest version. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. It has an unspeakably wonderful power of subtle secret contemplation and illumination. and wisdom. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. and its effect is not as great. He said to Ananda. you haven't the least bit of understanding.Shurangama-Mantra. Now Shakyamuni Buddha is going to proclaim the genuine Dharma. But your mind has not yet understood the subtle secret contemplation and illumination of shamatha. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. "But your mind has not yet understood the subtle secret contemplation and illumination of shamatha. layer by layer. Great Dharanis are not the same as small ones. 106. "Although you have a strong memory. Ning Jye Li 544. Volume One -. it only benefits your wide learning. He began to explain extensively -. the meaning is "all-encompassing upholder. and the limitless wonderful meanings are produced from the mantra.BTTSonline. sometimes the word "mantra" will be used. Listen attentively now as I explain it for you in detail. "All-encompassing" means holding the three karmas of body. That is. You have not realized it in the least. When things pass before your eyes. Two li 551. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 3. Your memory is excellent. your ability to open wisdom through hearing. Be good and I will tell you now. Commentary: The Buddha presents the topic. www. This is one way to explain it. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Swo pe he of everyone in the great assembly also. He tells him in advance what he is going to explain to him." When "dharani" is used. are upheld." It encompasses all dharmas and upholds limitless meanings. 105."extensively" means that he categorized and made distinctions -. Nan 546. visit www.com or www. 107. Pi la 549.org .Ayurveda-Institute. Don't be sad. Ba she la 550. 4. you do not forget them. Ananda. Chr Two Ni. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and mind entirely encompassing them to make them pure. Sutra: He said to Ananda. "Listen attentively now as I explain it for you in detail. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. it only benefits your wide learning. Mi Li Ju. Pan two pan two ni 552. all dharmas are contained within the mantra. What is spoken of here is a great dharani. A small one is just a little The Two False Views 175 mantra." "Shamatha" is the doctrine of quietude. Pi she ti 548. point by point.

The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." Those who like to smoke cigarettes have a "cigarette-outflow. Ba she la 550. N3 He explains in detail. I meant things that send you downhill.BTTSonline. 106.org For latest version. and you say "I used to have that fault and now I have changed. I'm fond of that fault and I don't need to give it up just yet. E Jya La. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. getting born and dying. he is said to have a "drinking-outflow. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua." Those who like to eat fine food have the outflow of eating fine food. Su Chye Dwo Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. and third fruitions cannot be said to have no outflows. That's how fierce it is. Don't continue to roam around and forget to return. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.org . roaming around and forgetting to return." But you shouldn't fool yourself.'" That's different. there are no more outflows. Chr Two Ni. second. then let me put it this way: in general. If you fool yourself. someone likes to drink. Meditation directs you upward. Pan two pan two ni 552. Do you want to try things out? You have outflows because you have been trying things out from beginningless time The Two False Views 177 until now. Nan 546. getting born and dying. www. but when one attains the fourth fruition of Arhatship. 105.com or www.Shurangama-Mantra. Two li 551. but I still think about wanting to do it. Pi la 549." How can the enlightened fruition of Bodhi be obtained? You need to have no outflows. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Now the Buddha speaks of causing all those who have outflows "to obtain the fruition of Bodhi. When I said the things you like most. Swo pe he Commentary: "And may this explanation cause all those of the future who have outflows:" "Those of the future" includes us who are here now. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and you flow down. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Don't act as if you hadn't even heard what I have said." that is an outflow. All you have to do is let the thought stir in your mind. Now that you have met the Buddhadharma. so that must be a ‘meditation-outflow. Da jr two 545. you should quickly resolve to be courageous and vigorous and wake up. There are so many people here that he's undoubtedly talking about someone else. Pi she ti 548. you cannot expect to obtain the enlightened fruition of Bodhi. The little faults I have don't matter that much. "What I like to do most now is meditate. From beginningless time onward. thinking "The Dharma Master probably wasn't referring to me. 4. If a thought stirs in your mind. visit www. for example. If you like things which make you go down. He's probably talking about someone else. 107. E na li 547. So don't continue to be so confused. Those who like to wear good clothes have the outflow of wearing good clothes. You say. 3. 108. E La He Di. Why? Because the Dharma Master is not talking about me. you have flowed through birth and death in this Saha World. We are now the "future" referred to then. Arhats of the first. Mi Li Ju. Everyone is said to have outflows before they are certified as having attained the fourth fruition of Arhatship. If these examples don't make it clear. you will miss the opportunity to become a Buddha. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 2. Ning Jye Li 544. whatever you like most is an outflow. "Outflows" means every kind of fault. If. If you don't move your mind. If you have outflows. Page 214 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. you ascend upward. they are outflows. Outflows do not refer only to the things you have done in the past. That's really upside-down.

They spin like the wheel of an automobile. You still live in your house.BTTSonline. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. you get reborn in the heavens.The Two False Views 178 of two upside-down discriminating false views . 106. Chr Two Ni. the rivers. virtuous deeds. "Ananda. Sometimes they become asuras. In whatever place you create a particular incident. including hungry ghosts and those in the hells. You should be shocked . where am I going to live?" you say. The wheel is turned by two kinds of perversions which result when the conscious mind makes distinctions and gives rise to false views. the great earth. "That presents a real problem. "All living beings of this world spin on the wheel of birth and death." The Buddha calls to Ananda and says. all living beings turn on the wheel of rebirth in this world. But within Buddhism. 4. Sutra: "Ananda. Da jr two 545. sometimes being born in the heavens. revolution through the cycle of appropriate karma occurs. If you commit crimes you fall into the hells. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ning Jye Li 544. 105. Wherever these views arise. buildings. E Jya La. there is revolution through the cycle of appropriate karma. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Mi Li Ju.com or www. every bit of good you do and every single offense you commit is accounted for. P1 He describes two views.at any time or place that these false views come into being -. can become Page 215 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. then. 2. These views stem from individual and collective karma. Nan 546.both individual and collective. Don't worry. visit www." Whatever is seen is false. the houses. sometimes they are people. Those who are within the Buddhadharma may not be aware of its advantages to them. 107. you should experience immediate terror. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Sometimes they are hungry ghosts. "Wherever they arise. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. E na li 547. If you do good. there is nothing true. because if there isn't anything at all. Two li 551. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute. "Wherever these views arise -. 3. Sometimes they become animals. There is absolutely no prejudice. flowing and twisting through births and deaths. E La He Di. the mountains. 108.Shurangama-Mantra. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Why is it said to be so impartial? All living beings. and the accounting is never wrong by even a hair's breadth. all living beings turn on the wheel of rebirth in this world because of two upside-down discriminating false views. Pi la 549. Commentary: As soon as you read this section of text." You receive a fitting retribution for whatever karma you create -.org . Buddhism is also completely free and equal.revolution through the cycle of appropriate karma occurs. sometimes entering the hells.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. And those who are outside the Buddhadharma may not be able to find out the bad points of being outside. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. and dwelling places would not exist. What is meant by "false views"? If we truly understood. Whatever karma you create brings you an appropriate retribution which you must undergo. you will undergo an appropriate retribution on the turning wheel The Buddhadharma is very subtle and wonderful. www. Swo pe he O1 He reveals Ananda's confusion. structures. Ba she la 550. The turning wheel of the six paths continually revolves without cease because Volume One -. Pi she ti 548.org For latest version. Su Chye Dwo Ye.

Ba she la 550. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 105. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Page 216 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. He also begged for his food. Ning Jye Li 544.The Two False Views 180 The Buddhadharma is also very free. he told the tiger disciple to go out begging. 106. and people weren't so afraid when the first thing they caught sight of was the tiger's tail rather than its head. visit www. the tiger followed him. 108. 2. Pi la 549. Mi Li Ju. There is no talk of putting people in jail to cause them to change their minds and reform. 4. That one gave five dollars. this one knew enough to take refuge with the Triple Jewel and protect it. people kept their distance. All I can do is exhort you not to do bad things. That is an example of how equal the Buddhadharma is. Pan two pan two ni 552. Great Master Lien Ch'ih was no different. and no one was afraid of it. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. No one was afraid of Great Master Lien Ch'ih. although tigers are very evil. Monks beg: they ask people to give them food. but when the tiger arrived on the scene. and when he didn't have any food to eat." and the ones who had taken refuge after he did called him "elder Dharma-brother tiger. Two li 551. E na li 547. Su Chye Dwo Ye. By the time the tiger had finished his begging-round. everyone came to know that the tiger was a genuinely good tiger. Even the worst people can eventually become Buddhas. He was not bad. all Great Master Lien Ch'ih's disciples recognized that their tiger Dharma-brother had come. No one says you absolutely must do good things and not bad things. E Jya La. people fought to make offerings to him. crying. Sutra: "What are the two views? The first consists of the false view based on living beings' individual karma. The ones who had taken refuge before he did called him "little Dharma-brother tiger. E La He Di. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Chr Two Ni. became his disciple. but if you are determined to do them I can't make a jail exclusively for my disciples who don't listen to my teaching. a tiger bowed to Great Master Lien Ch'ih. What is more. no one puts any restrictions on you. This one gave three dollars." And when he arrived.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. So. Who would have dared make offerings to one?" you ask. and in the future he can become a Buddha. Nan 546. Besides that. there was enough to feed them for a whole year. but Great Master Lien Ch'ih had taught this tiger to be good and not to harm anyone. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.BTTSonline.org . The second consists of the false view based on living beings' collective share. Great Master Lien Ch'ih had taught it to enter the city walking backwards. Your doing of good and evil is of your own making. They caught sight of the shadow and ran away. Another gave eight dollars. www. Da jr two 545. Volume One -. Pi she ti 548. But in the Ming Dynasty. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. There is no law like this in the Buddhadharma. and another ten dollars. "But everyone is afraid of tigers.org For latest version. Swo pe he Buddhas if they resolve to cultivate the Buddha-Way. "A tiger is coming!" and everyone ran for cover. So after a long time.Shurangama-Mantra. Even the worst animals can eventually become Buddhas. and wanted to protect him. 3. Your point is well-taken.com or www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Sects outside the Way say The Two False Views 179 that bad people are always bad and that there is no way to save them. Wherever Great Master Lien Ch'ih went. 107.Ayurveda-Institute.

and innumerable people are killed." Everyone likes to be first. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and undergo a retribution. and individual karma is the result. visit www.. Nan 546.org . It can also be called "public karma. "Views" here does not necessarily mean what is seen. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Their births and deaths never cease. 2. "The second consists of the false view based on living beings' collective share. The individual karma which results is all created from false thoughts in the mind -. Living beings' false thinking creates this kind of false karma. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 107. collective karma. E La He Di." which includes such things as natural disasters. and the false views based on the collective share can also be called the false views based on collective karma. 106. and so the karma you create is particular to you. Pan two pan two ni 552. and false behavior. People's false views based on individual karma make them "display their differences and exhibit their peculiarities. And this is because each person's karma is different from everyone else's.Ayurveda-Institute. 3. 4. everyone's opinions are identical. and man-made calamities. That is "public karma. and once they die they are reborn." "Display their differences" means they show themselves to be unlike other people. Individual karma is what makes you different from other people. It is said they give rise to delusions. that is. "What are the two views? The first consists of the false view based on living beings' individual karma. E na li 547. After they are born they die. And then they undergo a false retribution. but refers to opinions. Swo pe he Commentary: The two kinds of upside-down false views mentioned above cause all living beings to revolve in the turning wheel of the six paths.BTTSonline.Shurangama-Mantra. Mi Li Ju. They always feel that they are not the same as the ordinary The Two False Views 181 lot. And the karma they create is special. The higher the better. "False views based on individual karma" means that you have your own particular opinions and activities. The heavens fall and the earth revolves. Because living beings confuse things for themselves and recognize a thief as their son." "False views based on the collective share:" false thoughts create this kind of collective karma. How? Absolutely everyone wants to be "number one. It is false views created from false thinking. It is your own particular private karma. create karma. 105. a hundred thousand or a million or even ten million people are all killed at once in a single place. 108. The cycle is never cut off. they create the false views of the collective share. E Jya La. They are instances of false thought. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. To display differences and exhibit peculiarities are both instances of false views. drought and starvation. Pi she ti 548. This too is a false view. Two li 551. People put on a special style. false deeds. Ba she la 550.com or www.false thoughts of great expectations for the self.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Page 217 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." The collective share is what is the same as everyone else's. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. It is because these kinds of false views take control that people undergo birth and death. Chr Two Ni. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. People's opinions are shared collectively. www. Ning Jye Li 544. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.org For latest version. Da jr two 545." It can also be called the false views based on one's individual share. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. not the same as anyone else's. Pi la 549.

but many Dharma Masters related the story to me. That's how fierce it was. Swo pe he In the beginning they don't understand. of the false views from the collective share. Once they create the karma they must undergo the retribution. So I say that dying of starvation is not bad. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 4.Shurangama-Mantra. People could catch a whole butterfly-net full with a single swipe. Nan 546. E La He Di. and that is why they create karma. Not only was there no rain. They would swoop down and strip the fields of sprouts and shoots. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. In China in the thirty-third year of the Republic (1944). E Jya La. Because they didn't have any rice or any other food then. They died laughing on the road. 105. Two li 551. www. it is easy for a child's Buddha-eye to open. I didn't witness it personally. 106. Pan two pan two ni 552. Wouldn't you say this was strange? This is truly an example of collective karma. 2. I will tell you about a response resulting from collective karma. The people caught the locusts and brought them home to cook them. Wasn't that strange? No matter how hungry people are. How could it not be false views? People fled from Honan to the western capital of Ch'ang An. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Each Volume One -. Pi she ti 548.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. but many people told me about it.not just at one place. but when they put them on the table to eat them. visit www. They didn't wait to be eaten to turn into it. They were more than a foot thick -. Chr Two Ni. there was a drought in the province of Honan. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. There would be no way to estimate how many there were once they fell to the ground. As his spit fell. When people die of starvation. and at that time there were children who saw why there were so many locusts in the air. Ning Jye Li 544. no matter what kind of crops were growing. they turned into human excrement. They saw that there was an old man in empty space with a long white beard. And incalculable numbers of people died on the road every day from starvation. E na li 547. and they'd bring them home to eat. but for a radius of several hundred miles.com or www. That's what their karmic obstruction was like. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. I didn't ask whether they ate the locusts.org . For the most part. but incalculable swarms of locusts came raining from the skies.org For latest version. a distance of more than 800 miles. They came in droves which covered the skies and blocked off the sun. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. The locusts were fierce. 3. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. they cannot eat their own excrement.The Two False Views 182 locust was about three or four inches long. R1 He describes what is seen. Pi la 549. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute. ones who had been there at the time and endured that The Two False Views 183 hunger. Not just one person. The locusts turned into human excrement by themselves. Q1 The false view of individual karma. the hungrier they get the more they laugh. Mi Li Ju. That's what happened in China in the thirty-third year of the Republic. so the people ate the locusts. The locusts ate the crops. Sutra: Page 218 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 108. 107. So there is no need for you to ask me that question now. spitting the locusts out of his mouth.BTTSonline. it turned into locusts. They flew through the air and did nothing but eat the crops in the fields. Ba she la 550. people ate the locusts. Da jr two 545. P2 He defines each.

it produces a circular reflection." Individual karma is special and makes people different from other people. Chr Two Ni.a big guffaw that didn't stop. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.opalescent.the five hues and the six colors -. There was nothing wrong with his eyes and he created this problem. Swo pe he "What is meant by false views based on individual karma? Ananda. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 105. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 107. E La He Di. I don't know. Pi la 549. Would you say that was true or false? He thought it was true.org For latest version. "All you do is spend your strength at the threshold of a ‘reflection of light. There is a saying.Shurangama-Mantra. it is like a person in the world. Now the Buddha is going to give a detailed explanation of the false views of individual karma.The Two False Views 184 don't see things clearly. "What is meant by false views based on individual karma? Ananda. and people proceed to create a problem. Because the person in the Buddha's example wanted to display his differences and exhibit his peculiarities. 4. Ning Jye Li 544. "Layers" means there were not just five colors. Would you say these colors and the circular reflection are true or false? For instance. Nan 546. 3. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "Different colors! Oh! Different colors!" Now wouldn't you say he was like the man with the red cataracts? Basically there was nothing wrong with his eyes. Pi she ti 548. Around the lamp is a circle of iridescent light -. who has red cataracts on his eyes. Basically it was just a wall. but there he was looking at a wall and laughing.org . They give rise to an illusory seeing. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 106. They look at the wall and it transforms into colors -. so he took some drug or other and turned himself upside-down so that when he looked at the wall it writhed with color. haw!" -. 108. Pan two pan two ni 552. visit www. What problem? They Volume One -. "Haw.com or www. Su Chye Dwo Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. How do I know this? I met a man once who may have been taking LSD or some other hallucinogen. Ba she la 550. Sutra: "What do you think? Is the circle of light that appears around the lamp at night the lamp's colors. E Jya La.BTTSonline. www.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. or is it the seeing's Page 219 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Commentary: Above I gave a very general explanation of the false views of individual karma and of the collective share. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. it changes. E na li 547. "Why are you laughing like that?" I asked him. there basically isn't any problem with people's eyes. so that at night he alone sees around the lamp a circular reflection composed of layers of five colors. R2 He looks into the question of it being individual. every color there is. But he saw different colors. even ones you have never seen before. Two li 551. like any person in the world.'" This person's eyes are diseased.it is complete with every color. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. there were ten thousand purples and a thousand reds. and so when he looks at the lamp. Now the Buddha explains this question in further detail. he has obtained a karmic retribution which is not the same as others'. red.yellow. A red film has grown over his eyes and covers them. it is like a person in the world who has red cataracts on his eyes so that at night he alone sees around the lamp a circular reflection composed of layers of five colors. "Look!" he said. white. Anyone who hadn't taken such a drug would think he was dreaming and talking in his sleep. black -. Da jr two 545. 2.

but around it there is still a circular reflection. But in fact he doesn't see anything around them. Pi la 549. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and the mats then the reflection would be seen around them. Ananda. if the circular reflection is in itself a thing apart from the lamp: if the circular reflection of five colors is an entity separate from the lamp. composed of multiple layers of the five colors. they see true principle. The lamp represents true principle. if the circular reflection is in itself a thing apart from the lamp. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 106. if it is the lamp's colors. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.why is it that someone without the disease does hot see the same thing?" "Someone without the disease" refers to the Buddha and all the great Bodhisattvas. "Ananda. it shouldn't have any connection with the eyes. 108. If it has nothing to do with the seeing. feeling. the curtain. This is what ordinary people and all living beings see. So is Volume One -." Sutra: "Ananda. the curtain.org For latest version. Why is it that the person with cataracts sees the circular reflections with his eyes? Commentary: "Moreover. Why is it that the man with Page 220 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Sutra: "Moreover. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E Jya La. activity. why is it that someone without the disease does not see the same thing. Two li 551. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 107. Swo pe he colors? Commentary: "What do you think? What is your opinion about this. When living beings look. The five colors represent the five skandhas: form. Ananda.BTTSonline.Ayurveda-Institute. Ananda? Is the circle of light that appears around the lamp at night the lamp's colors. or do they come forth from the seeing? Speak up. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. then it would be seen around the folding screen. Pan two pan two ni 552. if it is the lamp's colors -. If you want to force the issue and say it is definitely a separate entity. and the mats. When the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas look. then when the man glances around at other things in the room like the folding screen. what.Shurangama-Mantra. 105. the table. visit www. 3.if you say that the circular reflection which displays layers of the five colors is emitted by the lamp -. Pi she ti 548. They can see the lamp. E La He Di. is the circular reflection the diseased person sees to be called? Commentary: Here the World Honored One asks Ananda another question. Chr Two Ni. Mi Li Ju. www. thought.org . Da jr two 545. it should not be seen by the eyes. Those who are diseased are living beings. Ning Jye Li 544.The Two False Views 186 the reflection really separate from the lamp? If it has nothing to do with the seeing. Ba she la 550.com or www. and only the The Two False Views 185 one who is diseased sees the circular reflection? If it is the seeing's colors. and consciousness. Ananda. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. they see a circular reflection. then the seeing has already become colored. or is it the seeing's colors? What about the appearance of that light. it should not be seen by the eyes. the table. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E na li 547. in layers of five colors: are the colors emitted from the lamp. 2. then. Nan 546. 4.

by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Commentary: "Therefore." The "seeing" referred to here is the faulty seeing. Nor is it Page 221 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ning Jye Li 544. he sees only the lamplight. are the vehicle for his seeing the circular reflection. you should look into this -. visit www.org For latest version. The diseased seeing brings about the reflection. "Both the reflection and the seeing are the result of the cataract. he doesn't see the reflection. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. you can't say that the reflection is separate from the lamp or that it is merely from the eye. Pi la 549. Since the colors come from the lamp and the diseased eye creates the reflection. 3. www. Thus you should not say that it is the lamp or the seeing or that it is neither the lamp nor the seeing. You should not become attached here and try to fix things by insisting that it is the lamp or it is the seeing. Both the circular reflection and the faulty seeing are the result of the cataract. and the diseased seeing brings about the reflection.not the false. But that which sees the diseased film is not sick. you can't pinpoint one or the other of these as the sole cause. 107. a wise person should not say that the second moon is a form or not a form. "Thus you should not say that it is the lamp or the seeing or that it is neither the lamp nor the seeing. faulty seeing. 2. E Jya La. 106. Swo pe he cataracts sees the circular reflections with his eyes? His eyes. The lamp's reflection and the faulty seeing are both due to the diseased eye -. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Ba she la 550.Shurangama-Mantra. how can you say the circular reflection is separate from seeing? R3 He promises to explain the false cause. 105. This pure seeing which can see the cataract is like the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas who can see living beings. So the reflection is because of the cataract on the man's eyes." "That which sees" in this case refers to the pure seeing.com or www. Su Chye Dwo Ye.BTTSonline. Sutra: "Therefore. Da jr two 545.Ayurveda-Institute. R4 An analogy makes clear the reason. Chr Two Ni. Two li 551." The Buddha continues to be quite explicit in his compassionate explanation for Ananda. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pi she ti 548. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. E na li 547. 108. Since it is his diseased eyes which see it.Ananda.the red cataract. Mi Li Ju.in fact the colors come from the lamp. It is neither substantial nor a reflection because it is an illusory vision caused by the pressure exerted on one's eye. Hence. When a person with pure eyes looks at the lamp. E La He Di. you should know -. even though faulty and diseased. Since ‘the diseased seeing brings about the reflection. Since "the colors come from the lamp". Pan two pan two ni 552. Once again. "But that which sees the diseased film is not sick.' you can't say that the reflection is separate from the seeing or that it is merely from the lamp. Sutra: "It is like a second moon often seen when one presses on one's eye while looking up into the sky. The Two False Views 187 the true sight -. Nan 546. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. so it can't be that the seeing is not involved. the colors come from the lamp so it is not that the lamp is not the cause. you should know that in fact the colors come from the lamp.org .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The man's seeing is faulty and so it creates a false reflection around the lamp when he looks at it. The reflection comes from the cataract on the seeing-eye. 4.

It is neither substantial nor a reflection because it is an illusory vision caused by the pressure exerted on one's eye. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. why squabble about what it is and is not?" The Two False Views 189 Q2 False view of the collective share. there is level land that forms some three thousand continents. "Pressure exerted on one's eye" is analogous to the cataract on the person's eye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Commentary: "It is like a second moon often seen when one presses on one's eye while looking up into the sky. You can try this out Volume One -. The second moon is not "substantial. 3. Ba she la 550. Mi Li Ju.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. It originated from the cataract on the man's eye. In Page 222 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. To use it as basis for arguing further about what it is and what it is not is just adding falseness to falseness.Shurangama-Mantra. so you can't say it comes from the lamp or from the seeing.BTTSonline.The Two False Views 188 yourself if you are not clear about what the analogy means. They are both empty and false. You cannot say it is from the lamp or from the seeing: even less can it be said not to be from the lamp or the seeing. 108. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Sutra: "It is the same with the illusion created by the diseased eyes. You cannot say it is from the lamp or from the seeing: even less can it be said not to be from the lamp or the seeing. Pi she ti 548. E La He Di. Nan 546. Nor is it correct to say that the illusory second moon is apart from the seeing or not apart from the seeing. Would a wise person do that? R5 He shows how the analogy ties with the dharma. Pi la 549. It only exists because of the pressure on the eye. The circular reflection is not real. Da jr two 545. 106." The "second moon" is analogous to the circular reflection seen by the person with cataracts. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. www. in Jambudvipa." in the same way that the circular reflection is not created from the seeing alone. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 4. visit www. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 107. 2. 105. Commentary: "It is the same with the illusion created by the diseased eyes. Nor is the second moon "a reflection" in the same way that the circular reflection is not just based on the lamp's colors.if you use your wisdom to regard this. Chr Two Ni." "Hence. The circular reflection is totally illusory to begin with.org . R1 He describes what is seen. Take your finger and press it in the corner of your eye. besides the waters of the great seas. But the circular reflection only appears around the lamp and is only seen when the man uses his eyes to look at it. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.org For latest version. Ning Jye Li 544. a wise person -. The second moon is not real." Basically what results from the pressure against the eye is false to begin with. so you can't say it is not from the lamp and not from the seeing. throughout the entire expanse of the great continent. East and west.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.com or www. Two li 551. Pan two pan two ni 552. there are twenty-three hundred large countries. Swo pe he correct to say that the illusory second moon is apart from the seeing or not apart from the seeing. The pressure will give you "double vision" and so you will see a "second moon. you should not say that the second moon is a form or not a form. It only exists because of the cataract. E Jya La. Sutra: "What is meant by the false view of the collective share? Ananda.

"Ananda. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E La He Di.in the middle of these three thousand continents there is a great continent. to count them all up. or girdle-ornaments around them. So a country is used by way of analogy. 4. smaller continents in the seas there may be two or three hundred countries. and north. suppose that among them there is one small continent where there are only two countries. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. In Jambudvipa. or perhaps thirty. On that small continent. all the people of that country see all kinds of inauspicious things: perhaps they see two suns. there is a boundary between them." Suppose in Jambudvipa there is an island. East and west. E na li 547. and west. Swo pe he the other. or perhaps thirty.The Two False Views 190 Sutra: "Ananda. secondary rainbows. Pi she ti 548. That's what is Page 223 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.org . killing several hundred in all. there are twenty-three hundred large countries. and they experience evil conditions. Ning Jye Li 544. 105. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. besides the waters of the great seas. Two li 551. and various other evil signs.org For latest version. there may be two or three hundred countries.Shurangama-Mantra. or fifty. Su Chye Dwo Ye. east. which is divided into three thousand continents. 3. forty. E Jya La. Nan 546. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. The false view of the individual share causes each person to see differently. 108. there is level land that forms some three thousand continents. www. south.BTTSonline. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. for example. listen carefully. ‘ears' on the sun or moon. Ba she la 550. or perhaps one or two. in the southern continent.great winds. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. It is not fixed how many there are. "What is meant by the false view of the collective share? What is said to make up the false view of the collective share? Ananda. suppose that among them there is one small continent where there are only two countries. rainbows. I will tell you. That is an example of an inauspicious circumstance. or perhaps one or two. or a dark haze. "The people of just one of the countries together experience evil conditions. Now although these two countries are on the same island. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. with only two countries on it. Pan two pan two ni 552. Outside the seas is the level land. 107.com or www. Recently in America there were tornadoes that blew people off into space. Da jr two 545. The people of just one of the countries together experience evil conditions. Pi la 549.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. throughout the entire expanse of the great continent -. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. or fifty. 106. Commentary: This section of text talks about the false view of the collective share. Commentary: The Buddha called to Ananda again. visit www. The false view of the collective share is that everyone has the illusion of seeing the same thing at almost the same time. or comets. a small continent. forty.Ayurveda-Institute. Mi Li Ju. In the other. and the karmic retribution the inhabitants experience is not the same. smaller continents in the seas -.in the small islands and small continents." Volume One -. shooting stars. Chr Two Ni." The people of one of the countries undergo a certain retribution all together. "Evil conditions" refers to inauspicious circumstances and many kinds of disasters and difficulties -. or heavy rains. perhaps they see two moons with circles. 2.

Or perhaps this president will kill that president. there will be a windstorm. Shooting stars. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. They hear someone speaking. as if it were soaking in water. visit www. Swo pe he meant by an evil condition. "Perhaps they see two moons.org . 4. Just looking at it makes one uncomfortable. This is because: The skies can't have two suns. trees were uprooted and blown completely away. www. The moonlight doesn't shine through it. which is an indication of a great change within the country. Circles indicate the presence of an evil energy surrounding the moon. on that one continent. 3. In the same way." The Two False Views 191 What do they see? Sometimes the trees will talk. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Ba she la 550. If there is something there. "Girdle-ornaments" refers to a formation around the side of the sun or moon which looks like the ornaments worn by women around their waist. Mi Li Ju. houses were blown into empty space. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute.The Two False Views 192 surrounded by anything. "A dark haze" refers to a black.com or www. it will rain. or a dark haze. "On that small continent. Chr Two Ni. it is not a good sign. Perhaps the leader of the country will die or will be assassinated by someone who wants to usurp the power. But in the Midwest. Su Chye Dwo Ye. The people can't have two kings. and some people did not. or meteors. 105. That's an inauspicious event. E na li 547. there will be only one sun and one moon. and yet it is not a cloud." No matter what country it is. they did not experience that suffering. "With circles. "Perhaps they see two suns. This also indicates that something inauspicious is in store for the country. "Or comets. something inauspicious. that is inauspicious. When the moon looks like it has water around it. shooting stars:" The light of a comet extends over a great distance. Such disasters are far too prevalent. and it turns out to be a tree. Da jr two 545.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Among supernatural events there are some very inauspicious things. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. There can't be two suns in the sky. Pi la 549. all the people of that country see all kinds of inauspicious things. people in San Francisco did not undergo the evil condition of the tornado. some people underwent the evil retribution. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.Shurangama-Mantra. If you see two suns. and there was flooding and fire. But the people of this country see two moons appear. 108. 2. There isn't a person in sight. Two li 551. E Jya La.BTTSonline. also emit a Page 224 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.org For latest version. You see." Perhaps the people in the one country see two suns. and as a result the people experienced extreme distress and suffering during that period. And when the foundations of the house are damp. very murky energy which covers the moon. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. In general. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. or girdle-ornaments around them:" Circles around the moon indicates wind: Dampness in the foundations indicates rain. the sun and moon can't be Volume One -. Pi she ti 548. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Nan 546. It is very unusual. 107. During the reign of the First Emperor of the Ch'in Dynasty of China (255-206 BC) comets appeared quite often. Ning Jye Li 544. 106. E La He Di. Pan two pan two ni 552.

Nevertheless. "Only the people in that country see them. the people will follow him and have blessings as well. The power of the karma of the beings in the one country is similar. Two li 551. "Rainbows.Ayurveda-Institute. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ba she la 550." means that not just the few mentioned here. The living beings in the other country from the first do not see or hear anything unusual. "‘Ears' on the sun or moon. the rest of the people can follow along and borrow his light. E Jya La.Shurangama-Mantra. Take a look at the country's leader. Ning Jye Li 544. but many others appeared as well. 2. The shooting stars dart through space." In general they are yin and yang. I will now go back and forth comparing these two matters for you.BTTSonline. Da jr two 545." refers to times when it appears that the sun or moon has grown ears. 108. 105. but in one of them. inauspicious signs indicating disaster and difficulty appear. 107. Mi Li Ju. then every single thing is inauspicious. the people will follow him and endure suffering. E La He Di. and so they don't have that false seeing. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. If he hasn't any blessings. Chr Two Ni. If the people follow someone who lacks blessings. Sutra: "Only the people in that country see them. and celestial rocks fall out of the sky just like rain pouring down. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "And various other evil signs. It can be said that the head of a country is responsible for every circumstance. And they indicate that heaven and earth are out of balance. The living beings in the other country from the first do not see or hear anything unusual.org For latest version. Nan 546. Su Chye Dwo Ye. P3 He compares the two to clarify the meaning. they will undergo suffering. E na li 547. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.com or www. Swo pe he long trail of light. If the country is on the decline. If he has blessings. If the country is flourishing.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the country's president. all the beings there. and so they have this false seeing. all the people. 3. Commentary: These two countries on the same small continent should have the same karmic retribution." But in the other country on the small continent. 106. then that one disappears and yet another appears. visit www. They are just like flickering flames. This is called the false view of the collective share. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. but their appearance is brief. Sutra: "Ananda. to make both of them clear.org . Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. The Two False Views 193 R2 Ultimately they are not real. everything will be all right. and sometimes they fall in showers. secondary rainbows:" some say that in the morning they are called "rainbows" and in the evening they are called "secondary rainbows. 4. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. large ones and small ones. www. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi she ti 548. if you can change. Page 225 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. do not see these states or hear these sounds. Those in the other country do not have the same karma. If one person has the reward of blessings. Pi la 549. though not as long as a comet's. Q1 General mention. if the people of that country can change their minds. one is gone and then another appears. then every single thing is auspicious. and everyone in the entire country sees them.

" Q2 Specific explanation. the appearance seems to be real. Commentary: "The cataracts are the result of the weariness of the seeing. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E La He Di. 3. the Buddha called to him once again. Swo pe he Commentary: Fearing that Ananda might not be attentive. what is seen comes into being because of the cataracts on the eyes. visit www.org ." S2 The dharmas which are discerned are brought up and categorized together. the countries. but in the end. Pi la 549. perhaps going backwards or perhaps forward. he sees the appearance of a circular reflection around the lamp. No actual Page 226 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Chr Two Ni. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi she ti 548. As we explained before.com or www. "Ananda. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 4. R1 He describes individual karma.The Two False Views 194 conditions which were not seen by the people in the other country. but in the end. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Commentary: The Buddha called again to Ananda. the essence of seeing which perceives the cataracts is free from all diseases and defects.org For latest version. Pan two pan two ni 552. He sees a circular reflection around the lamp. But when you investigate this doctrine thoroughly.Shurangama-Mantra. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. The eyes are diseased. you now use your eyes to look at the mountains. Sutra: "The cataracts are the result of the weariness of the seeing rather than the products of form. T1 A general categorization. E na li 547. what is seen comes into being because of the cataracts on the eyes. "I will compare these various principles to make both of them clear. Rather than the products of form. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. it turns out that the person who sees the circular reflection has cataracts on his eyes and that is why he sees the reflection. Mi Li Ju. as if it were the actual situation. describing them to you together. www. and all the living beings. Da jr two 545. E Jya La. Two li 551. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 107. Ba she la 550. 2. However. "Ananda. and so within the seeing a false seeing arises. I will now compare the causes and conditions of these two matters. 108. Sutra: "Ananda.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. in the case of the living being's false view of individual karma by which he sees the appearance of a circular reflection around the lamp.Ayurveda-Institute.BTTSonline. the appearance seems to be real. and the entire population of one country seeing all kinds of disasters and evil Volume One -. It is not an actual external state. For example. S1 He brings out that what is able to discern objects is the cataract. in the case of the living being's false view of individual karma: the living being spoken of before had his own special individual karma which caused him to see states which in fact were not real." "The two matters" are referring to the man with the diseased eyes seeing a circular reflection around the lamp. the rivers. 106. 105. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Nan 546. Ning Jye Li 544. I will now go back and forth comparing these two matters for you. The false seeing is the weariness of the seeing. The Two False Views 195 They are all brought about by the disease of your seeing contracted since time without beginning.

Ning Jye Li 544. Su Chye Dwo Ye. have nothing to do with the fundamental seeing of the seeingnature. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. the seeing which can see the seeing. Just as people whose eyes are not diseased do not see the circular reflections around the lamp. 107. Ananda. Originally my enlightenment is bright. "For example. The circular reflections and the inauspicious signs manifest as a result of karma. one's own basically enlightened bright mind. Swo pe he appearance exists which creates the characteristic of the weariness of seeing. Pi she ti 548.Shurangama-Mantra.if you understand that the seeing is a result of the cataracts on the sick eyes. It is without defects.com or www. so the people in the neighboring country do not see the inauspicious signs. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. It is the eye which is diseased. that which is seen. that which is able to see. the countries. Pi la 549. take yourself as an example. 3. the enlightened condition of the basically enlightened bright mind has no cataracts. seem to manifest what is before you. Commentary: The first seeing refers to the category of seeing. one's wonderfully bright true mind. Realize that the seeing arises from the cataracts: the enlightened condition of the basically enlightened bright mind has no cataracts. has no disease.BTTSonline. the rivers. The seeing and conditions arise from the cataracts. These appearances which arise because of karma basically do not have any connection with my originally enlightened nature.Ayurveda-Institute. All these things you see with your eyes are all brought about by the disease of your seeing contracted since time without beginning. It is not that the seeing-nature is diseased.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and the example of the people who had karmic obstructions and could see all kinds of inauspicious things in their country. in the example of the man with the diseased eyes who saw circular reflections around a lamp." T2 His explanation accords with former passages. the structures. Page 227 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 4. Because the eyes are diseased. the houses. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 2. which are seen.The Two False Views 196 described above. seeing circular reflections around the lamp. the dwellings. Nan 546. the buildings. Originally my enlightenment is bright. The category of seeing. and all the living beings. Realize that the seeing arises from the cataracts -. E La He Di. E Jya La. 105. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ba she la 550. Living beings create karma and must undergo a retribution. The two examples are parallel. that enlightened nature. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and the disease of the eyes.org . S3 Concludes that the seeing that perceives seeing is what is apart from confusion. www. However. 106. the great earth.org For latest version. States manifest like the ones Volume One -. they see these kinds of sick things. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E na li 547. 108. Da jr two 545. which is able to see." Originally one's own seeingessence. The seeing and conditions arise from the cataracts. Karmic obstructions bring about these appearances. Pan two pan two ni 552. and the category of appearances. Chr Two Ni. The second seeing refers to the category of appearances. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Sutra: "Seeing and the conditions of seeing seem to manifest what is before you. visit www. What is more. you now use your eyes to look at the mountains. Two li 551. the essence of seeing which perceives the cataracts is free from all diseases and defects. T1 He explains what is most superior.

Having a defective awareness is like The Two False Views 197 being in water and not seeing the water. and all the ten kinds of living beings because of a disease in the seeing.Ayurveda-Institute. and seeing? Commentary: "That which is aware of the faulty awareness is not diseased. What is aware of the disease is not diseased." Sutra: "The true essential seeing by nature has no disease. Chr Two Ni.org . 3.Shurangama-Mantra. The problem is with the false seeing. the seeing is not the seeing." Your awareness that the eyes are sick is not itself a defective awareness.and the individual person's false view of individual karma are equally empty and false. 2. which arises in the false views of Volume One -. visit www." says the World Honored One. Ning Jye Li 544. 107. What is apart from the water and able to see it as water is the genuine basic enlightenment. all the forms and appearances in the world. 108. E Jya La. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Da jr two 545. What is aware of the disease is not diseased. How can you continue to speak of feeling. your originally enlightened bright mind. the genuine seeing of your seeing-essence. our discriminating views. It is the true perception of seeing. It is only when it is no longer in the water that it sees it as water. "and yourself. hearing. 4. Ananda. "You see me. This is the real seeing. www. "All these things are the empty and false defect of your seeing. It is our false views. It is the true perception of seeing. the false views of individual karma and the collective share. Nan 546. "How can you continue to speak of feeling. Two li 551. Pi she ti 548." referring to himself. Pi la 549. 106. a problem which develops in the seeing. The enlightened seeing. E na li 547.the false view of the collective share -. knowing. Su Chye Dwo Ye. and the world. and seeing? Why do you still want to remain within those faculties and make distinctions and seek? This is the seeing. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Therefore it is not what we normally call seeing. It is your genuine awareness. Swo pe he Sutra: "That which is aware of the faulty awareness is not diseased. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Page 228 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. you now see me and yourself and the world and all the ten kinds of living beings because of a disease in the seeing. E La He Di.The Two False Views 198 your collective karma and which makes you see false characteristics. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Commentary: The false view of the people of one country -. What other seeing are you looking for?" T2 He describes what is before one's eyes. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. your own body. Sutra: "Therefore. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." There are actually twelve classes of living beings. Pan two pan two ni 552. has a problem.BTTSonline. hearing." This is the same as the doctrine that "when your seeing sees your seeing. is not the seeing that functions with a defect.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.you now see me. but those lacking thought and lacking form are left out because they cannot be seen. which is aware of the disease. Only when you are separate from the defect can you know of it. A creature submerged in water does not notice the water. " Therefore -because of this doctrine -. Mi Li Ju.com or www. It is not that your true seeing. Ba she la 550. 105. knowing.

It comes from the place of basic enlightenment. But "basic enlightenment" is also a name. They see two suns. either. Chr Two Ni. in the past. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Page 229 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Its basic substance is without defects. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 106. What's being discussed here? It is your inherent genuine-seeing essence. Its seeing-essence has no problem. There isn't any seeing and there isn't any not seeing. "But I have a way for you to pass off the calamity on the prime minister. Sutra: "Ananda. Since the seeing-essence doesn't have any problem. Ning Jye Li 544. an astrologer. what meaning would my imperial reign have? That's also impermissible. comets. S1 He brings up the subjective similarity. If you call it basic enlightenment. If you give it a name. The seeing that sees the circular reflection composed of multiple The Two False Views 199 layers of the five colors surrounding the lamp is the false view of individual karma. Let us compare the false views of those living beings' collective share with the false views of the individual karma of one person.BTTSonline. every time the dynasty or the emperor changed. 105. Commentary: "Ananda. Pi she ti 548. these kinds of inauspicious things always appeared." said the emperor. E na li 547.Shurangama-Mantra. shooting stars. "If the people were to die. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. www. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 4.com or www. what their meaning was. "Well if you don't want the prime minister to die in your place. In China.org . It would never do for him to die. Ch'in T'ien Chien answered that they pointed to the death of the king. visit www. R2 He explains in detail the similar share. Nan 546. how can I put it off on the prime minister? The prime minister looks after important matters in the country. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 108. Ba she la 550.Ayurveda-Institute. every time there was a shift in dynastic rule. Pi la 549. 2." He didn't want to do that. which comes from our inherent enlightened nature." "That would not be permissible. rainbows and secondary rainbows. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Swo pe he Commentary: "The true essential seeing by nature has no disease. Mi Li Ju. why do I say that it is all simply the manifestations of the false views of living beings? I will tell you. It can be turned on the populace at large. Da jr two 545. you can have the people die in his place. then? "Not seeing?" No." said the emperor. E La He Di. "If I am meant to die." Ch'in T'ien Chien said. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." What's it called. so the eyes which see the circular reflection are not the seeing-essence. two moons. 107. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Two li 551. and all kinds of inauspicious astrological signs. and basically there isn't even a name. therefore it is not what we normally call seeing . It not only has no problem it does not have anything at all." "The people are the foundation of the state.org For latest version. E Jya La. you've already said too much. let us compare the false views of those living beings' collective share with the false views of the individual karma of one person. 3.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Long ago in China an emperor who saw some inauspicious signs asked Ch'in T'ien Chien. Pan two pan two ni 552. you are adding a head on top of a head again. " They're the same. The false view of collective seeing is all the citizens of a country seeing the inauspicious signs.

Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. his father told him to study to be a doctor. E La He Di. After he began studying medicine. So the changing of a single thought is extremely important. If the mind brings forth evil. Ning Jye Li 544. 106. there are auspicious spirits and evil spirits. and who was skilled in physiognomy and divination. but it can change and become auspicious. Two li 551. he met an old man named K'ung. I am certain that you will not die. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.The Two False Views 200 thought of people's minds. After he finished school. originally called Yuan Hsiao Hai. Good spirits protect people who do good. In this connection. "You can go to school. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 4. 107. mother. E na li 547.Shurangama-Mantra." "But that won't do. Calamities and blessings lie in a single thought to change. the evil can be transformed into something lucky. Pan two pan two ni 552. Mi Li Ju. and not have the prime minister or the people stand in for him or cause the year to be a bad one. Swo pe he Ch'in T'ien Chien said. The practice of lighting incense and reciting the Buddha's name before something is about to happen is another method for bringing about a change.BTTSonline. Da jr two 545. They punish whoever does something wrong. because doctors can save people's lives as well as make a good living. that good affects what has not yet happened and turns it into something auspicious." The Two False Views 201 "Don't study medicine. and family all want me to be a doctor. and in such and such a year you will achieve such and such a rank in the imperial examination. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 2. This year the people will starve to death.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. If in a single thought you change. The fact that that emperor could take responsibility for his own death.org . then what might have been evil can turn into something auspicious. When he saw Yuan Hsiao Hai. Each spirit has its responsibilities. Chr Two Ni. "Then you can transfer the calamity to the year. I am reminded of Yuan Liao Fan. either. It is clear from this incident that although evil omens manifest. "I don't want to starve the people: It's meaningless to be that kind of an emperor. E Jya La. Ba she la 550. 3. allowed him to encounter the evil and turn it into good.org For latest version. So these matters are all subject to change. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. With so much good in your heart. The business of evil spirits is repayment in kind. Then in such and such a year. That would also be possible. and in such and such a year you will become a high-ranking official. who had a long beard. that evil affects what has not yet happened and turns it into something horrendous. on Page 230 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 108. Pi she ti 548. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." So then Ch'in T'ien Chien bowed to the emperor. There has been an evil omen." Yuan Hsiao Hai said.Ayurveda-Institute. who was an official of the Ming dynasty. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. It all lies in a single Volume One -." And the next day the evil omen disappeared. They are certainly not fixed. "But my father.com or www." was the reply. You should not think that all spirits are good. "You are truly a just emperor. "You should go to school: You are an official. visit www. Nan 546. Pi la 549. Lao Tze said: If the mind brings forth good. 105. he said." said the emperor.

your legs will not hurt. Chr Two Ni. 105. That upset Yuan Hsiao Hai. and Yuan Hsiao Hai didn't want to finish second. Dhyana Master Yuan Ku handed him a round cushion. on the fourteenth day of the eighth month. he even calculated the day of his death. Pan two pan two ni 552. He took a long-term vacation and didn't do a thing. E Jya La. Pi she ti 548." Not only did the old man date the important events of Yuan Hsiao Hai's life. After the divination.org . Ba she la bang ni pan 553. So he roamed in the mountains and played in the water and traveled all over on a grand holiday. The divination didn't miss by the breadth of a hair. If you haven't any false views. One just waits for nature to take its course.Ayurveda-Institute. and so when he sat it was not necessary to move. There's a well-known saying in China: "You just sit on the bed and wait for the salt cakes to fall. whatever my fate is to be. "Why do you say I am an ordinary person?" Everyone wants to come out on top. he was unhappy. when you are fifty-four.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. I will certainly not fail to receive it. You've sat for three days without having to shift your legs or move at all. Because of false views. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 4. The rank he achieved in the imperial examination was exactly what old K'ung had predicted. and so I don't feel any pain in my legs. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. What did he do? He waited. Two li 551. Su Chye Dwo Ye. That's also a mistake. Then. E na li 547. Yuan Hsiao Hai said that since he didn't have any greed and didn't seek for anything. "Where do you come from? You are a vessel especially endowed with the Way. either." which means one doesn't do anything at all. 106.The Two False Views 202 "Oh. E La He Di. That's the way Yuan Hsiao Hai was then. Pi la 549. You will have no sons. He thought. Page 231 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Volume One -. He sat there and waited for the bread to come to him. In fact. your life will come to an end. I don't have to study anything. It will certainly come on its own. waits for one's destiny to unfold. But as it turns out. 2. that is. and the two of them sat in meditation.BTTSonline. if you have true views. Eventually his travels led him to Nan Ching to Ch'i Sha Mountain. That's why I don't have any false thoughts when I sit here. your legs ache.Shurangama-Mantra. Dhyana Master Yuan Ku was very surprised. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. As soon as he was called an ordinary person." he said. Ba she la 550. he didn't have any false thinking. Swo pe he such and such a day. www. They sat facing each other for three days and neither of them moved.com or www. the false views which this sutra discusses. So he went there to see him. "I'd thought you were an extraordinary person. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." Where does the pain in your legs come from? It comes from your false thoughts. Dhyana Master Yuan Ku said. Mi Li Ju. San Myau San Pu Two Sye." Yuan Hsiao Hai replied. at midnight. 108. it was so accurate that Yuan Hsiao Hai didn't even read any longer. Nan 546. 107. you're just an ordinary person. 3. you will become a magistrate. Yuan Hsiao Hai did go to school. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. visit www. He didn't even read. He didn't do anything at all. "I know that everything is predetermined. Ning Jye Li 544.org For latest version. I don't have to seek anything. where he heard that Dhyana Master Yuan Ku resided. and it turned out that the divination was unbelievably accurate. so I hope for nothing. Da jr two 545. and you will become well known.

"putting an end to the ordinary. Pan two pan two ni 552. Chr Two Ni.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." Yuan Hsiao Hai said. Volume One -. E La He Di. Ning Jye Li 544. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Sutra: "The individual person with the diseased eyes is the same as the people of that one country. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ba she la 550. and all living beings of that country see all kinds of disasters and difficulties. Da jr two 545. Nan 546. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org For latest version. Sutra: Page 232 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." "I'm not an ordinary person. "The beings with a collective share see inauspicious things. Two li 551. All you have to do is do good. www. Mi Li Ju. but he didn't die then. with their collective share of karma see evil omens which are not seen at all in the neighboring country.com or www. His horoscope said he would have no sons. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. That is why you encounter inauspicious circumstances. E Jya La.BTTSonline. 107." The multitude of people in that one country. The one sick man and the population of that one country all have an empty false seeing. In the midst of their karma of identical views arise pestilence and evils. He sees circular reflections erroneously brought about by a disease of the seeing. but he had two. This proves that false views give rise to false causes and conditions. the evil conditions bring about the pestilence and evils. It was said that he would The Two False Views 203 die at fifty-four." The one man sees circular reflections. Commentary: "The individual person with the diseased eyes is the same as the people of that one country. 2. Why are things inauspicious? Because your mind has inauspiciousness in it. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Shurangama-Mantra." he said. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "If you weren't an ordinary person.org . Pi la 549. Doesn't the IChing say. E na li 547. ‘Bring out the auspicious and avoid the evil'?" That's what the emperor I just told you about did. "In the midst of their karma of identical views arise pestilence and evils. If your views are true. After that Yuan Hsiao Hai changed his name to Yuan Liao Fan. because a lot of false views can accumulate and become plagues and misfortunes. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Swo pe he Dhyana Master Yuan Ku said to him. He sees circular reflections erroneously brought about by a disease of the seeing. visit www. "Can one transcend fate? Is it possible not to be bound by one's destiny?" Dhyana Master Yuan Ku said. The beings with a collective share see inauspicious things." And after that the earlier divination no longer came true. 105." The karmic obstacles. the false causes and conditions disappear. So one's fate is not fixed. He brought out the auspicious and avoided the evil.Ayurveda-Institute. 108. He lived to be over eighty. 106. 4. on the fourteenth day of the eighth month. Su Chye Dwo Ye. "I have finished with being an ordinary person. you wouldn't have been tied down by your fate for the last several decades. for as soon as you change your mind everything changes. And the auspicious and inauspicious are not fixed. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. either. Pi she ti 548.The Two False Views 204 S2 He compares their objective similarities. You are bound up by your destiny and haven't transcended it in the least. It is all because of a defect that the empty falseness arises. 3. "You're a scholar.

All countries that have outflows -. is just the true mind. Da jr two 545. they falsely die. That is how these states come into being. heard. the nature which is neither produced nor extinguished. felt. the rivers." All countries and living beings are the seeing. Why is it that you have a true mind but cannot make use of it? Why can't you be in control of things? It is because of false views. Ning Jye Li 544.org . all the countries in which the living beings have not ended birth and death -.that is. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. It is the pure clear basic mind. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and get rid of false thinking. Chr Two Ni.com or www. Pi she ti 548. and knowing of empty false conditions. hearing. Su Chye Dwo Ye. awareness. 108. Nan 546. and knowing found within the enlightened bright wonderful mind without outflows. Because of the false. The one country and one person spoken of above are compared to Jambudvipa with its three thousand continents. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Sutra: "If you can leave far behind all conditions which mix and unite and those which do not mix and unite. the everlasting fundamental enlightenment. heard. E La He Di. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute. these two different kinds of karmic responses spoken of above. "It is the same in the three thousand continents of Jambudvipa. which from beginning-less time onward has given rise to an empty false seeing. diseased conditions that are seen. E na li 547. awareness. and known. www." They are all the seeing. S3 He concludes that ‘apart from seeing is just enlightenment' is certification to the teaching. Page 233 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Commentary: "The false view of individual karma and the false view of the collective share.throughout the ten directions. mix and unite in false death. When the multitude of conditions mix and unite. mix and unite in false death.Shurangama-Mantra. Commentary: Dependent retribution and proper retribution were discussed above.and all living beings are the enlightened bright wonderful mind without outflows. throughout the four great seas and in the Saha World and throughout the ten directions. 107. and obtain perfect Bodhi. "Because of the false. When the multitude of conditions mix and unite. Pi la 549. Swo pe he "Both are produced from a beginningless falsity in the seeing. "Dependent retribution" refers to the mountains. throughout the four great seas. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 3. E Jya La. 2.the world known as "Able to Bear" -. Not to have any false views and to turn one's back on the dust and unite with enlightenment. "Falsity in the seeing" is just the production of false views. then you can also extinguish and cast out the causes of birth and death. It is the same in the three thousand continents of Jambudvipa. Mi Li Ju. 105. 106. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.BTTSonline. they are falsely born. felt. All countries that have outflows and all living beings are the enlightened bright wonderful mind without outflows. they mix and unite in false birth. they mix and unite in false The Two False Views 205 birth. Two li 551. Ba she la 550." They all arise from ignorance. and known. diseased conditions that are seen.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. hearing. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pan two pan two ni 552. and to and in the Saha World -. are both are produced from a beginningless falsity in the seeing. 4. visit www.

and death. "Proper retribution" refers to the human body. sickness. Pi she ti 548. This continues until the human lifespan reaches ten years. mix and unite. old age. When the human lifespan reaches its peak of 84. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Once again. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ning Jye Li 544. It takes twenty small kalpas for this world to come into being. while another person's height may be three feet. 2. The term "share-section" derives from the fact that each person has a certain share of years to live. and this condition. and emptiness? In this world. Those of the two vehicles. and during the last twenty years they are preparing to die. Thus the Buddha said. A thousand kalpas make one small kalpa.Shurangama-Mantra. ignorance. Chr Two Ni.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and emptiness take four middle kalpas. 3.the birth and death of the body -. People take twenty years to grow up. Nan 546. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. thought after thought dies. E na li 547. one development and one decline are called one kalpa. 107. In the proper retribution there is birth. have ended share-section birth and death. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Ordinary people are subject to share-section birth and death. that is called one kalpa. E Jya La. That is what is meant by production. and its conditions are karmic activity. It decays for twenty small kalpas and it is empty for twenty small kalpas. decay. The cause of birth and death is ignorance. Every person has his own appearance. visit www. and each person has a certain appearance. "If you can leave far behind all conditions which mix and unite -. and dwellings.BTTSonline. Da jr two 545. Mi Li Ju. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. they are sick for twenty years. every hundred years the lifespan increases by one year and the average height increases by one inch. Pan two pan two ni 552. which together make one great kalpa. 105. dwelling. Ba she la 550. Thought after thought is born. The twenty small kalpas of dwelling make a middle kalpa. buildings. and emptiness. What is meant by production. When the lifespan has increased to 84. Proper retribution undergoes birth. structures.org . Twenty small kalpas make a middle kalpa. Four middle kalpas make a great kalpa. to the houses. old age. then it begins to increase again.and those which do not mix Page 234 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. It dwells for twenty small Volume One -. and there is birth and death. and death. 106. 4. then every hundred years the average height decreases by one inch and the lifespan decreases by one year. dwelling.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. This cause.000 years. The twenty small kalpas of production make one middle kalpa. decay. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Two li 551. karmic activity. but they are still subject to change birth and death. For example your height may be five feet six inches and mine may be five foot nine. sickness. Swo pe he the great earth.Ayurveda-Institute.and change birth and death. dwelling. The twenty small kalpas of decay and the twenty small kalpas of emptiness each make one middle kalpa. Su Chye Dwo Ye. So production. There are two kinds of birth and death: share-section birth and death -. Dependent retribution undergoes production. What is meant by "change birth and death"? Their thoughts flow on in continual succession.com or www. www. They dwell for twenty years. 108. Pi la 549. the Shravakas and ConditionEnlightened Ones. decay.The Two False Views 206 kalpas. dwelling. E La He Di.the mixing and uniting of the conditions of ignorance and the karmic activity -. and emptiness.000 years. decay.

Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.org . Two li 551. you have not yet understood that the enlightened source is produced neither from mixing and uniting nor from a lack of mixing and uniting. the self-nature. It is the pure clear basic mind.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the perfection of Bodhi. whose nature is neither produced nor extinguished. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 108. 208 CHAPTER 3 Mixing and Uniting O2 The Buddha explains what Ananda has not understood. E La He Di. although you have already realized that the wonderfully bright basic enlightenment does not by nature come from causes and conditions and is not by nature spontaneous. P1 He traces his former awakening and what he has not yet awakened to.com or www.and any connection with those which do not mix and unite -. and obtain perfect Bodhi.BTTSonline. 2. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. www. Pi she ti 548.Ayurveda-Institute. visit www. Chr Two Ni. the nature which is neither produced nor extinguished. When the cause of birth and death is extinguished and cast out. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 3. 107. 105. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Nan 546.org For latest version.then you can also extinguish and cast out the causes of The Two False Views 207 birth and death. Ning Jye Li 544. 106. E Jya La. In that way you can extinguish and cast out sharesection birth and death and continual change birth and death. Ba she la 550. the everlasting fundamental enlightenment. Sutra: "Ananda. Da jr two 545. 4. Pi la 549. Mi Li Ju. Swo pe he and unite -. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. It is also the basic mind. you obtain the wonderful fruition of Nirvana. and it is the fundamental enlightenment which dwells permanently and does not change: that is. E na li 547. Page 235 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pan two pan two ni 552.

Characteristics that are subject to production and extinction and the nature which is not subject to production and extinction are all mixed up together. Pi la 549. Those who preach a lack of mixing and uniting think that the characteristics which are subject to production and extinction and the nature which is not subject to production and extinction are not the same and have nothing to do with one another. 3. either. That changes it into the knowledge and views of a sect outside the Way. but both ideas are incorrect. But you have not yet understood. Ananda still has doubts about it.BTTSonline. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Chr Two Ni. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "You still haven't understood that the enlightened source is produced neither from mixing and uniting nor from a lack of mixing and uniting. which is what they refer to as the god-self. so the Buddha expounds this doctrine once again. Swo pe he Commentary: This passage is spoken to destroy the concept of mixing and uniting and of not mixing and uniting. The two cannot be distinguished clearly. It does not come from not mixing and uniting. 105. there is production and extinction.Ananda. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. www." He reprimands him. E na li 547. There are only appearances. nor does it belong to spontaneity.com or www. They say that when ignorance and karmic consciousness mix and unite.Shurangama-Mantra. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. and so they preach mixing and uniting. He first reprimands Ananda: "Ananda. E La He Di. Pi she ti 548. the division of appearances. 4. 106. Nan 546.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. They are not the doctrines spoken by the Buddha. Ba she la 550. Mi Li Ju. although you have already realized that the wonderfully bright basic enlightenment does not by nature come from causes and conditions and is not by nature spontaneous -. So they say that there is no self. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Su Chye Dwo Ye. There are also those who preach mixing and uniting. So now the Buddha. explains the matter for him once again. Ning Jye Li 544. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. He knows that Ananda still has doubts. 108.Mixing and Uniting 210 It is just when there is the false that the true is not separate from Page 236 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Da jr two 545. What they think is this: outside of the categories of appearances (in the eighth consciousness) there is a category of seeing. Two li 551. The outside-the-Way sect that preaches causes and conditions holds that there is no category of seeing beyond the categories of appearances. you understood this doctrine when it was explained before. fearing that Ananda may be confused by these doctrines.org For latest version." The sect outside the Way which preaches spontaneity is called the "god-self" outside-the-Way sect. So they preach a lack of mixing and uniting. ‘Mixing and uniting' means the mixing and uniting of ignorance and karmic consciousness. He says once again that the seeing-nature is just as it is. Those are the four kinds of ideas advocated by sects outside the Way. They have a self which is a god-self. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 2. E Jya La.org . visit www. Volume One -. Pan two pan two ni 552. The nature of wonderfully bright basic enlightenment does not belong to causes and Mixing and Uniting 209 conditions. 107. That is what they think.Ayurveda-Institute. You may think it is produced from mixing and uniting or perhaps from a lack of mixing and uniting.

Chr Two Ni. It discusses their kinds of deviant knowledge and deviant views. Does anyone have an opinion? Student: How does the Lankavatara Sutra compare to the Shurangama Sutra? The Master: The Lankavatara Sutra discusses the doctrine of the Ch'an school. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. So if we wish to protect and maintain the proper Dharma. and protect the Shurangama Sutra. 4. come to understand the Shurangama Sutra. no one will believe their deviant views.BTTSonline. weird demons and strange ghosts will come in the world. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.and will tell people not to believe it.org . If you want to have right knowledge and right views and open great wisdom. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi she ti 548. Ning Jye Li 544. these two are also one. People who study the Buddhadharma should certainly investigate the Shurangama Sutra and gain a thorough understanding of it. 108. If there is no Shurangama Sutra. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Those who study the Buddhadharma should be particularly attentive to this point. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Pan two pan two ni 552. Do not allow him to change your thoughts and opinions. When there is the true.Ayurveda-Institute. It is not absent. E Jya La. www.org For latest version. So they argue that the Shurangama Sutra is spurious. the very first sutra to vanish will be the Shurangama Sutra. the false is still there. 3. 106. Why will they say the Shurangama Sutra is spurious? Because the Shurangama Sutra tells about all their faults. Two li 551. Mi Li Ju. The Shurangama Sutra represents the genuine wisdom of the entirety of Buddhism. Ba she la 550. which has a back and a palm: although the palm and the back are two. They will argue that the Shurangama Sutra is spurious -.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 2.inauthentic -. people with deviant knowledge and deviant views.Shurangama-Mantra. and birth and death are Nirvana. It smashes all the heavenly demons and those of outside-the-Way sects and reveals the innate human capacity for right knowledge and right views. Pi la 549. It is the same with the characteristics which are subject to production and extinction and the nature which is not subject to production and extinction. Su Chye Dwo Ye. If the Shurangama Sutra remains in the world. They will be wise to the ways of the world and will be endowed with powers of debate and keen intelligence. visit www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Da jr two 545. The Shurangama Sutra is for bringing forth great wisdom. they are both right there. The Shurangama Sutra breaks up the deviant and reveals the proper. It is different from the Shurangama Sutra. But when the Buddhadharma is just about to become extinct. E na li 547. This is the appearance of a demon-king. When the Buddhadharma is about to become extinct. Swo pe he it. Just as affliction is Bodhi. It is just like a hand.com or www. 107. we should investigate the Shurangama Sutra. you should certainly understand the Shurangama Sutra. then their Mixing and Uniting 211 deviant knowledge and deviant views will succeed in confusing people. Nan 546. E La He Di. The Patriarch Bodhidharma used the Lankavatara Sutra as a basis when he transmitted the Ch'an School to China. all you have to do is flip your hand over. Page 237 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. They should be particularly careful not to be turned around by the deviant knowledge and deviant views of that demon-king. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 105. it is the same kind of principle.

Shurangama-Mantra. The importance of the Shurangama Sutra is just to praise the Shurangama Mantra. Then only the one sentence. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. it is the Buddhadharma.Ayurveda-Institute. Two li 551. Da jr two 545. As for the other translation you mention. only as expedient means.that it is to cause people to cultivate the Wonderful Dharma Lotus Flower Sutra. If you are attached. Is it basically correct? If not.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. For instance. then basically there wouldn't have been any Volume One -. In the end. and after it remains in the world for one hundred years it too will vanish. Ning Jye Li 544. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. The Lotus Sutra is for realizing Buddhahood. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Page 238 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 107. it is not the Lotus Sutra that will remain alive in the world. But if there hadn't been any Shurangama Mantra in the Shurangama Sutra. Pan two pan two ni 552. But the Lotus Sutra was spoken in order to cause living beings to become Buddhas. Only the Lotus Sutra would have real power. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E Jya La. If you are attached. Student: Another translation of the Shurangama Sutra has been published. Chr Two Ni.org For latest version. Su Chye Dwo Ye. None can be obtained. Nan 546. it is not Buddhadharma. Do not be attached. only the Amitabha Sutra will remain. the great six-syllable name Na mwo A Mi To Fo (Namo Amitabha Buddha) will remain. The Master: Not bad. The Shurangama Sutra is for breaking through all the heavenly demons and outside-the-Way sects.org . 105. Student: I have heard it said about the Lotus Sutra that the Buddha spoke all the other sutras of the other periods. it is correct in some places and incorrect in many other places. The Shurangama Sutra is for opening wisdom. and that they were taught only to enable his disciples to know the Lotus Sutra. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 3. it is demonic dharma. E na li 547. at the very last. He omits the mantra from his translation. when the Buddhadharma becomes extinct.Mixing and Uniting 212 reason to speak the sutra. Ba she la 550. If you are not attached. And it is not at all in accord with the basic intent of the sutra. That is in total discord with the purport of the Buddha's explanation of the Shurangama Sutra. visit www. One studies the Dharma Flower and cultivates the doors of practice explained in it in order to realize Buddhahood. what would you suggest that English-speaking people read? The Master: We are in the process of translating the Shurangama Sutra now. It can also be said that it is for the sake of the Lotus Sutra that the Shurangama Sutra breaks through all the heavenly demons and outside-the-Way sects -. 106. Pi she ti 548. the translator says that Westerners wouldn't like the Shurangama Mantra and that they would not study the mantra. 108. www. The translator took it upon himself to dispense with the mantra. Pi la 549. 4. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. it will be the Amitabha Sutra. E La He Di. That is a complete mistake. 2. Mi Li Ju. Swo pe he Student: Is it possible for a Bodhisattva to appear in the form of a teacher of an outside-the-Way sect? The Master: All dharmas are the Buddhadharma. all the other teachings.com or www.BTTSonline. when the Dharma is about to become extinct. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. and that in the Dharma-ending Age all other sutras would lose their power. All sutras were spoken for the sake of the Lotus Sutra. However. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.

you don't recognize fire. even Ananda didn't recognize them. Brown is the sixth. E Jya La. And what you don't recognize is all yours. You take a thief as your son. I recognize Mr. You recognize a false friend as your true friend. Brown. the nature of consciousness has no source. But you've gone outside in recognition of your The Seven Elements Are All-Pervasive 197 friends and have forgotten your seven siblings. so I ask you what you recognize. These are your genuine flesh and blood relatives. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. the fourth.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. your genuine companions of this Dharma-door. and they are my friends. where nothing has any special distinction. You go outside and get involved with people. Mr. visit www. Now. "I recognize Mr. What is "consciousness?" It is recognition or lack of it. Why did I say the consciousness doesn't recognize anything at all? What do you think you recognize? You say.org . and Mr. the fifth.Shurangama-Mantra. Nan 546. 4. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. But when you get outside. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. He found his seven siblings. Mr. not fearing to take trouble. Chr Two Ni. the third. Wang is the fifth. Now we add consciousness to make seven elements. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Lee is the fourth. Sutra: "Ananda. and seeing already discussed are six elements. That's four you don't recognize. water. 106. Wang. You just keep hanging on to Smith the third. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. the scenery of your homeland. Mr. wind. Pan two pan two ni 552. "Consciousness" is defined as intelligent comprehension. But you don't recognize them. So the Buddha. Pi la 549. You don't recognize the earth. Ba she la 550.org For latest version." because basically this consciousness is the elder "seventh. And. Two li 551. Intelligence is understanding. P1 He reveals the organ and object. Lee. and you recognize what is false as true. What is recognized and what is not recognized? Nothing at all is recognized. you don't recognize wind. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. fire. Not only do you not recognize them. these possessive friends. There's nobody "the seventh. You renounce what is close and seek what is distant. Da jr two 545. Swo pe he O7 The element consciousness.Ayurveda-Institute. 105.com or www. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. You don't recognize anything. found them for him one by one. Nor do you recognize seeing. you cast off the root and grasp at the branches. E na li 547.BTTSonline. 108. take a look at the entire holy assembly gathered here. www. Wouldn't you say this is upside-down? Why do you go outside and get involved with people and don't recognize your own flesh and blood relatives? Because you take what is false as true. the six elements discussed above and this seventh one. Smith is the third. you don't recognize the water. 3. Smith." So. Mr. consciousness. Ning Jye Li 544. and comprehension is discerning. the sixth. and you don't recognize emptiness. You recognize a Page 239 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Wang the fifth." It's just because you recognize them as your friends that they have dragged you away." I say. and leave your real relatives abandoned at home. "I recognize them. everything you see is like what is seen in a mirror. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Mi Li Ju. are like seven siblings. E La He Di. Brown the sixth. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. And you have forgotten your true friends. As you glance at each one in turn. You reject the inherent worth. 2. Commentary: The earth. Lee the fourth. 107. "So what?" You say. I recognize Mr. emptiness. Pi she ti 548. but is a false manifestation based on the six organs and objects.

Shurangama-Mantra. 3. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Chr Two Ni. You say. Su Chye Dwo Ye. it has turned into the Treasury of the Thus Come One.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. visit www. 106. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. and so now. 4. Nan 546. Ba she la 550. when you take what is false as true and use the conscious mind. E Jya La. So I'll say some more. That is called "turning from appearances and returning to the nature. it can be harmful. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Now you recognize the false and the true. Page 240 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." In the past you were attached entirely to appearances. and I hadn't recognized this as the conscious mind. I am now lecturing the Sutra.The Seven Elements Are All-Pervasive 198 renounce what is near to seek what is far. you should no longer Volume One -. Swo pe he thief as your friend and go outside to use your conscious mind to do things.Ayurveda-Institute. You're smarter than I am. E na li 547.org . Then there is some hope for you. Since you understand the self nature. In the Small Vehicle. Pi she ti 548. Pan two pan two ni 552.BTTSonline. Da jr two 545. You have found the seven siblings of your household. or recognize a thief as your son. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 105. although the conscious mind is false. Pi la 549. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. I understand." Right.com or www. 108. It appears from within the Treasury of the Thus Come One. But now that you say that. but now you understand the self nature. "What I'm using right now is the conscious mind. renounce the roots and grasp at the branches. 107. Ning Jye Li 544. E La He Di. You're really smart. 2. Two li 551. www. Mi Li Ju. Then you have some wealth. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.

E Jya La. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. When you become a Buddha. Mi Li Ju. if you are able to recite the Shurangama Mantra. 4. visit www. That Dharma Treasure is in your own self nature. but you aren't of age yet. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E na li 547.org . then it will belong to you.BTTSonline. www. so for the time being you can't use it. Nan 546.com or www. In fact. How wonderful would you say that is? If you understand the Buddhadharma. 3.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Da jr two 545. Pi la 549.Shurangama-Mantra. And no one can find a way to go in there and steal it. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Ning Jye Li 544. But for the time being you can't use your wealth. when you put this Dharma Treasure in your heart. who can steal it from you? Whatever kind of robber or thief there might be couldn't rob you of it. It is deposited in the vault of your Thus Come One Treasury.Ayurveda-Institute. Pi she ti 548. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Page 241 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. then right now you are one of the world's wealthiest people. you will be one of the world's wealthiest people for the next seven lives. Right now it's just in trust under your name. 107. And. 106. you are one of the world's wealthiest people. 105. If you are able to recite the Shurangama Mantra. Two li 551. tell me. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Swo pe he VERY IMPORTANT: I have talked to you about reciting the Shurangama Mantra. E La He Di. 2. Ba she la 550. because you understand this Dharma Treasure. Chr Two Ni. right now. 108. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.org For latest version. Pan two pan two ni 552.

E Jya La. It is just the nature of water and fire. Su Chye Dwo Ye. How did the change take place? When did it divide? You can't see it clearly. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. There was. 2. Ba she la 550.org For latest version." Although it is not either of these. Ning Jye Li 544. 105.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 68 How can you determine that earth. Was it real? No. just mentioned. 106. Pan two pan two ni 552. 4. contemplate their fundamental falseness. Sutra: "Purna.BTTSonline. P1 Based on the arising of defiled conditions there is obstructive existence. ask about incompatibility? Commentary: "Contemplate the fundamental truth of the nature. Why. then. "They are just like flowers that are conjured up in space and produce empty fruit. it is neither water nor fire. Da jr two 545. The same thing happens to the other person. although it exists. www. 108. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. "Why. The one sun became two. water. "Originally. the second is just added for the sake of literary style. O1 The mind in confusion and enlightenment is faced with the arising of conditions. visit www. So the wonderful enlightened mind. It is solely the wonderful enlightened brightness.com or www. an appearance. then. so you ask about the mutual destruction of the appearances of water and fire.org ." M2 He completes his discussion of the three aspects of the Treasury of the Thus Come One and exhorts him to cultivate. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Chr Two Ni. They are just like flowers that are conjured up in space and produce empty fruit. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Sutra: "Contemplate the fundamental falseness of appearances. It is just like the one reflection of the sun which split in two and followed each person. the wonderful enlightened bright mind. which. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. is basically false. investigate the meaning of their formation and disappearance? Volume One -.Shurangama-Mantra. One person sees only one sun. you think that form and emptiness overcome and Page 242 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pi she ti 548. the wonderful enlightened bright mind. then. Why. then. 107. fire. The Treasury of the Thus Come One is replete with that kind of functioning. Swo pe he N5 He explains the meaning to resolve his doubt. and wind overcome one another? How can you ask about their mutual destruction?" Sutra: "Contemplate the fundamental truth of the nature. Nan 546. investigate the meaning of their formation and disappearance? Commentary: "When you look at appearances. You don't know that the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One is complete with all the myriad dharmas and their functionings. it contains them both. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. ask about incompatibility? You still don't understand the principle of contemplating the nature. E na li 547." It's all like the sun's reflection in water. E La He Di. N1 Ultimate disclosure of the perfect fusion." These two phrases refer to the same thing. it is neither water nor fire. And that's the way all appearances are. Pi la 549. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. You only know how to see the physical aspect of things. It is solely the wonderful enlightened brightness. Why. but it was illusory. 3. but it doesn't originally manifest as water and fire. but it follows him. Mi Li Ju.Ayurveda-Institute. Two li 551.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Originally. And you can't point out and explain clearly exactly how those appearances come into being.

in the true emptiness of the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. 2. And this Page 243 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. You think that form and emptiness are incompatible and that they battle with one another and destroy one another in the Treasury of the Thus Come One. Swo pe he destroy one another in the Treasury of the Thus Come One.org For latest version. 3. E Jya La. 108.' Thus. emptiness is still.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. It refers to you and me and everyone here investigating the Shurangama Sutra. emptiness is still. Ning Jye Li 544. the wearisome defilements come into being and mundane appearances exist. visit www. "Within it.since form and emptiness continually over come one another in the Treasury of the Thus Come One. Volume One -. The reason for this lies in the delusion of living beings who have turned their backs on enlightenment and joined with the ‘dust. Pi la 549.'" They turn away from the true nature and get involved with the experiences of the six sense-objects. Two li 551. and the appearance of manifestation. living beings become muddled and unclear." "You" here does not just refer to Purna. the sun is bright. Commentary: "Purna. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 107. Nan 546. you think that form and emptiness overcome and destroy one another in the Treasury of the Thus Come One. Once confused. Sutra: "And so. As I explained above. www. Mi Li Ju. the wind moves. E La He Di. the appearance of turning. they are confused. The six coarse appearances are the appearance of knowing. Be cause of this. E na li 547.Ayurveda-Institute." In the midst of so many appearances. Pan two pan two ni 552. States become the conditions for the growth of the six coarse appearances. Chr Two Ni. and so they are muddled. within it the wind moves.org . 106. Commentary: "And so" -. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 69 Thus the Treasury of the Thus Come One accordingly appears to you as form and emptiness throughout the Dharma Realm. the sun is bright. Therefore. Pi she ti 548. they "turned their backs on enlightenment and joined with the ‘dust. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.com or www. they give rise to the three subtle delusions and the six coarse delusions.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 70 One unenlightened thought produces the three subtle appearances. Da jr two 545. the appearance of the arisal of karma." Since that's what you think. the appearance of grasping. "Thus the Treasury of the Thus Come One accordingly appears to you as form and emptiness throughout the Dharma Realm. 4. Ba she la 550.Shurangama-Mantra. the three subtle appearances are the appearance of karma. and the appearance of suffering bound to karma. Su Chye Dwo Ye. within the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. and their appearance and functioning pervade the Dharma Realm. the appearance of reckoning names. there arises the function of according with conditions. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. They don't understand the principle of true emptiness. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. that's what happens throughout the Dharma Realm. and the clouds are dark. The reason for this lies in the delusion of living beings. 105. and the clouds are dark. the appearance of continuity. form and emptiness come into being. When living beings give rise to these appearances.BTTSonline.

Pi she ti 548. Sitting in a mote of dust. the limitless is one. And the myriad dharmas all return to the Treasury of the Thus Come One. and the continuity of the world come into being. so." The mountains. Commentary: Page 244 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Commentary: "With the wonderful brightness. Swo pe he is all because they think that in the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One there is mutual incompatibility. 4. Since they turn their backs on enlightenment and get mixed up with defilements. 105.com or www. You can't use the limited knowledge of ordinary people to reflect upon the subtle.which completely illumines the Dharma Realm. One is all and all is one. yet pervading the ten directions." Sutra: "That is why. The mind contains the myriad dharmas. Mi Li Ju. the limitless is one.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.here the Buddha is referring to himself -. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. enlightened bright mind. 107. comes into being. Sutra: "Unmoving in the Bodhimanda. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pan two pan two ni 552. Sutra: "With the wonderful brightness that is not extinguished and not produced. and unite with enlightenment. You can also say that the one represents the Treasury of the Thus Come One. I unite with the Treasury of the Thus Come One. the one is limitless. "The wearisome defilements come into being and mundane appearances exist. 106. The True Mind is the Treasury of the Thus Come One. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. P2 Based on the arising of pure conditions. 108. Pi la 549. Commentary: "In the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. In the small appears the great. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. the wonderfully en lightened bright mind.BTTSonline. E La He Di. " Great and small are unobstructed. Da jr two 545."unite with the Treasury of the Thus Come One. I turn the great Dharma wheel. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. destroy the defilements. within it. Two li 551. I" -. in the great appears the small. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Chr Two Ni. the great earth. 3. Ning Jye Li 544. one and many are unhindered. shining on absolutely every place.Shurangama-Mantra. Nan 546. On the tip of a single hair appear the lands of the Jeweled Kings. E na li 547. my body contains the ten directions and endless emptiness. "The one" can also refer to the one mind.org . You'll never totally understand it that way. with its inconceivable transformations.org For latest version. the one is limitless. the Treasury of the Thus Come One is the True Mind. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 2. in that the myriad dharmas are all from the mind. www. wonderful. the wonderful enlightened bright nature.there is The Reason for Perfect Penetration 71 only the wonderfully enlightened bright mind -. E Jya La. true suchness. In the small appears the great. Thus the Treasury of the Thus Come One is the unique and wonderful enlightened brightness which completely illumines the Dharma Realm. the rivers. Thus the Treasury of the Thus Come One is the unique and wonderful enlightened brightness -. in the great appears the small. Ba she la 550. which can manifest the myriad dharmas. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. there is unobstructed fusion. visit www. that is not extinguished and not produced.Ayurveda-Institute.

E na li 547. if empty space is filled up. Nan 546. he may sometimes be in the heavens teaching living beings by lecturing the Sutras and speaking Dharma. Da jr two 545.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. What pervades the ten directions and endless emptiness is the Dharma Body.Ayurveda-Institute. 3.com or www. www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Shurangama-Mantra.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 72 the ten directions. This doctrine is so inexpressibly wonderful that I'm not going to say any more about it now. "Sitting in a mote of dust. he turns the great Dharma Wheel." Here the "mote of dust" refers to a "mote of dust bordering on emptiness. 106. 2. After you hear more Sutras. It's just what is meant by "the one being limitless and the limitless one. you have to understand the principle of the unobstructedness and perfect fusion of noumena and phenomena." This phrase refers to the Buddha's Dharma Body in the Bodhimanda which does not move but goes to all countries in Volume One -. it even fills up empty space. Pi la 549. yet pervading the ten directions. sitting in a mote of dust. "My body contains the ten directions and endless emptiness. which is "to gather in all dharmas and hold all meanings.the Buddha's body. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E Jya La." The Buddhalands are the "de pendent retribution." This is truly an inexpressibly wonderful state. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pi she ti 548.a single hair -. When you don't see him. Ba she la 550. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." So. which has no appearance. the realm of form. the living Page 245 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Although a mote of dust is small. Ning Jye Li 544." The body is the "proper retribution. In it appears the great -. 108. 4. Ultimately how can it be like this? It is the wonderful functioning of the Buddhadharma. Mi Li Ju. Sometimes he goes into a mote of dust to turn the Dharma Wheel in order to teach and transform living beings. you will naturally come to understand this principle. "On the tip of a single hair appear the lands of the Jeweled Kings. in the smallest division of the proper retribution -. Su Chye Dwo Ye. lecturing Sutras and speaking Dharma to teach living beings. Swo pe he "Unmoving in the Bodhimanda.the realm of desire." which is one seventh of the smallest division of the dependent retribution. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 73 The Buddha says that. Pan two pan two ni 552. does it then cease to be empty? Does it wipe out empty space? Does it obliterate emptiness?" No. I turn the great Dharma wheel. This is "the dependent appearing in the proper. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. visit www. All the Buddhas' lands appear in a single hair.org For latest version. and the realm of formlessness." And. In the small appears the great. E La He Di.org . It also pertains to the meaning of dharani." Not only does it pervade all Buddhalands. 105." which was discussed above.appears the largest division of the dependent retribution -. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Someone with virtue in the Way can turn the Dharma Wheel to teach and transform living beings in all three realms -. Thus. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.BTTSonline. 107. "Well. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. where does this gathering occur? In the Buddha-nature. Another example of the great appearing in the small is when we hold up a mirror to reflect miles and miles of scenery. a glimpse of the Buddha-nature. Chr Two Ni. Two li 551.the Buddhalands. in the small appears the great. as he turns the Dharma Wheel to teach and transform living beings. Sometimes he may be in the hells. and in the great appears the small. In order to know about this state.

nor water. Commentary: "It is not the mind. Commentary: It's also called the Treasury of the Thus Come One and the fundamental. This state is in conceivable and inexpressible. They "turn their backs on enlightenment and unite with defilement. no eyes. E Jya La." Page 246 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. tastes. body. perfect. the wonderful enlightened bright nature. smells.org For latest version.. they are all empty. It is not the realm of eyeconsciousness. objects of touch. It is so great that there is nothing beyond it and so small that there is nothing within it. In what way? Volume One -. smells." and the passage here in the Shurangama Sutra says "it is not. or the mind. and no ignorance or ending of ignorance. and no understanding and no attaining. Pan two pan two ni 552." but later it says. wonderful. and unite with enlightenment. perfect Mind is different from any dharma. tastes. visit www." "It is not the eyes. the nose. wonderful. nor sound.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 74 Sutra: "It is not the mind. it is not the eyes. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. up to and including no realm of mind-consciousness. Pi la 549. nor emptiness. objects of touch. 4. nor the ears. nor wind. Sutra: "The Treasury of the Thus Come One is the fundamental.Ayurveda-Institute. 3. the body. nor the ears. 108. nor water. wonderful." The difference is that the Heart Sutra says "there is no. or dharmas. It is not form. Mi Li Ju." "It is not" implies that it might be something else. O2 The inherent mind is faced with the perfect nature of the treasury of the Thus Come One." The Buddhas have been able to "destroy the defilements. the nose. Basically wonderful.BTTSonline. perfect mind. and pure. "There are. E na li 547. Chr Two Ni. Why do living beings have to be living beings? Be cause they are plagued with the wearisomeness of defilement. Two li 551. nor wind. objects of touch. true suchness." The six sense-objects also are done away with. perfect Mind. "it is. no Way. "it is not. nose. nor earth. no forms. nor earth. P1 In the perfection of the empty treasury." It's not any of the four elements. or mind. ears. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. everything is non-existent. This is similar to the passage in the Heart Sutra which says.these are different names for the same thing. tastes. Da jr two 545. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 106. 2. There is no suffering. smells. nor sound.Shurangama-Mantra. 105. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. here it says. or dharmas no realm of eyeconsciousness. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. the body. nor emptiness. Su Chye Dwo Ye. To describe it in words is just to reveal its superficial aspects. nor any other. E La He Di." It is not the five skandhas or the six sense-organs." Our true mind is the Treasury of the Thus Come One -. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. www. This is called "making all conditioned dharmas empty. tongue. nor fire. or the mind. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Swo pe he beings within it are no fewer than the number of living beings in this world. 107.org . the tongue. Ning Jye Li 544. comes into being. no extinction. Ba she la 550. Pi she ti 548. the tongue. This fundamental. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.. so. it pervades the Dharma Realm.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. up to and including no old age and death or ending of old age and death. Nan 546. "It is not form. up to and including the realm of mind-consciousness. or dharmas. sounds. no accumulating.com or www. nor fire.

org For latest version. And separate from all appearances. Mi Li Ju. as he spoke it. wonderful. nor any other. Chr Two Ni. and he says they are not. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. the Page 247 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. They neither are nor are not. up to and including old age and death and the ending of old age and death. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.Shurangama-Mantra. Ba she la 550. how are we to propagate the Dharma you have spoken?" What do you suppose the Buddha replied? He said. nor any other. E La He Di. someone asked him. "I should affix myself to the Dharmas the Buddha spoke.BTTSonline. Our fundamental. 3. the Buddha spoke all Dharmas. E na li 547. in this passage. the twelve places." If people did that. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. You want to make the attachments to self and dharmas totally empty. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Commentary: The Buddha swept away the Dharma. Pan two pan two ni 552. Pi la 549.and he said that they were the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. You want it to be that people are empty and dharmas are empty. are they or aren't they? There isn't any "is" or "is not. "I've obtained the emptiness of people and dharmas. the eighteen realms -." Don't worry. nor the ending of understanding or ignorance.org . tongue. Imagine how tired you would get if you were to hoist the raft on your back and carry it with you once it has taken you across the river. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. I never said a single word. Su Chye Dwo Ye. the five skandhas. so I just go to sleep. He said.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Pi she ti 548. The raft simply serves to get you across the water. People are empty. 107. The Buddha has already discussed all of them -. nor ignorance. up to and including the realm of mind-consciousness.com or www.the six entrances. "I haven't spoken any Dharma." Now you shouldn't think from his answer that the Buddha had become slightly eccentric as he neared ‘-is death. then you've still got "sleep. nose. He has explained them to the point The Reason for Perfect Penetration 75 that everyone is confused. www." Volume One -. There is no "is" and no "is not. "Buddha. that really is emptiness. 4. or of the ears." So he spoke Dharma for forty-nine years and held over three hundred assemblies but didn't speak a single word! How can that be? Basically. the Buddha negates everything he has said. The Vajra Sutra says that the Dharma the Thus Come One spoke is like a raft. Swo pe he It is not the realm of eye-consciousness. 105. Da jr two 545.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 76 But. visit www. That's what's called. they disappeared. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. and no one knows what to think. 106. perfect Mind is none of these. E Jya La. If there's still sleep. body. You say. 2. after all. That's Buddhadharma. Ning Jye Li 544. but after he finished speaking them. That's not the case. In the same way. or mind. It is not the consciousness of the eyes." When even sleep is gone. Nan 546. It was to keep people from saying. You have to relinquish it once you are across. It was to teach people not to be attached to Dharma. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ultimately. they could not obtain the emptiness of dharmas." Sutra: "It is not understanding.Ayurveda-Institute. 108. When the Buddha was about to enter Nirvana. So now. He says they are. I don't study anything at all. Two li 551. Sweep away all dharmas. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Now he says they are not. it's not emptiness. "Who ever says that I spoke a single word slanders the Buddha. and so all I do from morning to night is sleep.

the greater your Dharma-nature.no "right" and no "wrong" -. If you reject the Dharma at that stage. If you study the Dharma for thousands ¡f years and don't cut off your afflictions.org For latest version.Shurangama-Mantra. 107. Ba she la 550. When you have every thing. Pi she ti 548. you have some samadhi-power.is itself the inherent Buddha-nature. Mi Li Ju. because if you do that. The Sixth Patriarch asked Hui Ming. The absence of "is" and "is not" -. this means you don't have any affliction." Apply your effort to the point where there is no "is" and no "is not" -. If you obtain that.com or www. Don't fear that you have too big a temper. Pi la 549. it is the same as if you had not studied. your afflictions will just increase. but. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pan two pan two ni 552. Thus. perfect Mind. Before your afflictions are gone. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 4. I vow to study them all. you can't do without the Dharma. 2. "When there is no thought of good and no thought of evil. you counteract your own Page 248 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Afflictions are endless. what do you have? You have all the Dharma-gems in the Treasury of the Thus Come One. Swo pe he Dharma's purpose is to extinguish our afflictions. Where can the dust alight? And so these dharmas are negated. and there is no place in your stomach for so many things.and try to figure out what kind of state that is.of "right" and "wrong" -. If your afflictions change.a small Dharma-nature. 106. I vow to cut them off. That's Buddhadharma ‘ "Why do you say that the Buddhadharma has no ‘is' or ‘is not?'" The Sixth Patriarch told us: Basically there is nothing at all. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 105.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Da jr two 545. "How do I cut off my afflictions?" you wonder. then you have every thing. you have only a little Dharma-water -. We study the Dharma-doors in order to cut off afflictions. and you also don't have anything.Ayurveda-Institute. E Jya La. You don't have anything at all. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Just didn't be turned around by the situations and states of mind that come your way. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. There are as many afflictions as there are Dharma-gems in the Treasury of the Thus Come One. visit www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Su Chye Dwo Ye. You have to cut off your afflictions. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 77 If you can understand that the Buddhadharma has no "is" or "is not. Now let me tell you some true Buddhadharma." "No thought of evil" is the case of there being no "is not. Chr Two Ni. Nan 546. Two li 551. what is the senior-seated Ming's original face?" "No thought of good" is the case of there being no "is.BTTSonline. don't keep letting it turn into temper. wonderful. Ning Jye Li 544. The bigger your temper. 108. if you have a lot of affliction. E La He Di. we don't need any dharmas. the fundamental." you can become enlightened. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. www. Why haven't you obtained those Dharma-gems? Because you have too much affliction.org . Once the afflictions are gone. it isn't like your present attachment to that state. 3. If you are not influenced by situations and states of mind. Dharma-doors are limitless. they themselves are the Dharma-water. But. they are your Dharma-nature. E na li 547.

When I was in Hong Kong. 106. there are Three Sufferings. I did not repair the leaks in my own roof. First. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. "That Page 249 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. I gave $1. Suffering within suffering is experienced by poor people. Pi she ti 548. E na li 547.nor ignorance -. So you see.org For latest version.nor the ending of understanding or ignorance. "It is not understanding -. Nan 546. It is neither knowing nor attaining. Or.500 to help sponsor the The Reason for Perfect Penetration 79 carving of Buddha-images for a temple that was being established. The Three Sufferings are the suffering within suffering. 4. nor accumulation. During that time. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Commentary: In this world there are many kinds of suffering. The Dharma now being explained is the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One. A lot of trouble? Sutra: "It is not suffering. but I couldn't bear to use the money to fix my own roof.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Above my bed alone were six holes where the rain poured in. For example. Two li 551. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi la 549. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 107. and it becomes suffering within suffering when someone who is poor gets sick and has no money to see a doctor. I lived in a room that leaked when it rained. and know the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is not empty. I could have repaired my roof for about $200. Living in the hut was suffering enough. Pan two pan two ni 552." The Dharmas of the Twelve Conditioned Causes are also made empty. You can't just know a single term in the Buddhadharma and assume that you understand it all. I wanted to use it to help other people. That's the kind of stupid person I was.org . poverty itself is a kind of suffering. up to and including old age and death and the ending of old age and Volume One -. and then you have to realize the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is empty and yet not empty. there isn't much difference between being inside the hut and outside. 3. 2. the ice is your afflictions. Swo pe he intelligence. perhaps a poor person lives in a broken-down hut. it has these several distinctions. nor any other.it's not enlightenment -. When I had a little money. nor extinction.BTTSonline. the Treasury of the Thus Come One is not just one simple thing. The Buddhadharma teaches you to cut off your afflictions.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 78 death. 108. and suddenly the rainy season hits. You start out smart and end up stupid if you do that. just as ice melts into water. there are also Eight Sufferings. visit www. nor the way. www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Shurangama-Mantra.not the falseness that arises from the one truth -. 105. Chr Two Ni. Ba she la 550. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. You may know only about the Treasury of the Thus Come One. but you must also make empty the Treasury of the Thus Come One. Ning Jye Li 544. I wanted to help make the Buddha-images for that other temple. Mi Li Ju. and then the afflictions become Bodhi. When water freezes. E Jya La. Da jr two 545. the suffering of decay. All you have to do is change and you can be successful.com or www. Next. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. There's nothing so terribly difficult about it. the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is empty and yet not empty will be explained. And people think. Wouldn't you say that was suffering? Although it was suffering. when it melts. but with the rain leaking in everywhere. E La He Di.Ayurveda-Institute. it becomes Bodhi. and the suffering of process.

107.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and then in addition to being penniless. visit www. but its crying indicates suffering. The pain of birth is like the pain a live tortoise would feel if its shell were ripped away. "No problem. Suppose. Swo pe he person doesn't know how to keep books. Two li 551. When I told him my mother had died. and the whole wad burns up. the only thing it can do is cry 1. ears. Or. you still have the suffering of passing from childhood to adolescence to middle age to old age to death. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. www. that experience was another example of suffering within suffering. 108. E La He Di. 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye. "Well. But. I was at her side. From the moment my mother was buried. I just stayed by the grave to practice filial piety. Chr Two Ni. its pain is extreme. They can't get around. no one was able to do it. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. if you can't manage it. When a child comes into the world. and it is also suffering. E na li 547. and legs. 3. You select any kind of casket you want.com or www. Ning Jye Li 544. The child can't express itself clearly yet.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 80 never able to part with it. Mi Li Ju. maybe you're so attached to your money that you carry it everywhere with you. I really put everything down. we all looked at one another. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. but I didn't have a cent in my pocket. When my mother died." Suffering within suffering occurs when someone has to endure poverty. I said. Nan 546. their house catches on fire. Pan two pan two ni 552. I will go ask a friend to help. there were people who wanted to help me when something of mine came up. he can't even get any clothing or food." Because I ordinarily liked to help people. the Page 250 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 106. The first of the Eight Sufferings is birth. Or. some people make a lot of money and hide the bills in their house instead of putting the money in the bank. This process flows on continually without cease.000 on loan for you to use now.org For latest version. and then somehow or other their wealth is destroyed. E Jya La. Pi she ti 548. Originally they are wealthy. Then there is the suffering of the life-process. maybe their gold is stolen by thieves. The second of the Eight Sufferings is old age. Ba she la 550. they lose the use of their eyes. When people get old. He can't separate his own business from other people's. The suffering of decay happens to wealthy people. he immediately said. 105. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. I had that experience also.org . Al though you don't undergo the suffering within suffering as those who are poor do. and among those friends was one who sold coffins. I had some friends whom I investigated the Buddhadharma with. The coffin had to be purchased. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. and you don't undergo the suffering of decay as those who are wealthy do. Da jr two 545. I paid no attention to the fact that I was in debt. Pi la 549. I'll give you $5." Fortunately. and their food is taste less. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. When the infant first comes in contact with the air. but what was I to do? When I talked it over with my brothers. 4. Or. Volume One -. Then.Ayurveda-Institute. Those are the Three Sufferings. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. until one day you're not careful and you lose it all. someone who has no money suddenly learns of the death of his father and can't afford to buy him a coffin. You can pay me when you get it. Not only that.Shurangama-Mantra. hands. I don't need any money now. When old age comes.BTTSonline. for example.

The third is the suffering of sickness. the Chinese character for "cry" is k'u ( ). Nor is it the Way. thoughts. Pan two pan two ni 552. The things of this world may seem unjust. It is neither knowing nor attaining. E Jya La. He said just this one sentence. Two li 551. In this passage. you were just reciting a verse that was Volume One -. and extinction refers to the Principle of certification to Nirvana. Forms. Swo pe he whole physical mechanism starts to break down. Ning Jye Li 544. these two phrases. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104." The Reason for Perfect Penetration 81 when you have to leave him. "You want to hear poetry. Some circumstances will arise that make parting necessary.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 82 Buddhadharma.the suffering of being apart from those you love. That's why old people get cranky and cross. The time will come when every one must die.com or www. Speaking of "extinction. They are just about like children. Ba she la 550. E na li 547. the time may come 1. so you can't blame them for their behavior. 105. 106. Shakyamuni Buddha recognized it as Buddhadharma and said. and that is suffering. No matter how much you may love a person. nor the Way. Chr Two Ni. when he was cultivating the Way. Accumulation refers to affliction. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. When Shakyamuni Buddha was on the causal ground -." I recall something that happened when Shakyamuni Buddha was practicing the Bodhisattva Way. but I'm hungry right now. This is the emptiness of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. E La He Di. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Everyone knows what love is.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. The last is the suffering of the blaze of the five skandhas. one will feel the discomfort of sickness when it strikes. www. Can you tell me what they are?" The ghost said. Pi she ti 548. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. and you can't get it. activities. Mi Li Ju. before he became a Buddha -. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Da jr two 545. Sweep away all dharmas.he met a rakshasa ghost who said: All activities are impermanent characterized by production and extinction. a homonym for the one for "suffering. The fifth is the suffering of being apart from those you love. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. You want something. there is nothing in it at all. the Buddha says that the Treasury of the Thus Come One is none of the Four Truths -. Pi la 549. and did not say any more.Shurangama-Mantra. 4. feelings. in regard to everyone. of honorable or lowly birth. And separate from all appearances. Even wisdom becomes empty. The seventh is the suffering of not getting what you seek. 108. 2.Ayurveda-Institute. The fourth suffering is death. No matter whether one is rich or poor. I'd like to recite the verse for Page 251 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.org For latest version. 107.org . You really dislike a certain type of person. no matter who it is. but sickness is very fair toward all.neither suffering. "Brother ghost.that is. which is also just. visit www. but people don't realize that there is suffering in love -. 3.BTTSonline. The sixth is the suffering of being together with those you hate. and consciousness are a raging blaze. nor extinction. but you spoke only two lines of it. There must be two more lines. nor accumulation. Su Chye Dwo Ye. It is not the attaining to some level of fruition. but you meet up with just that kind of person no matter where you 90. I haven't eaten in ever so long. Nan 546. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. that is also suffering.

I can give it up. E Jya La. "I knew you'd back out. visit www." The ghost said. So. wait a minute.com or www. I'll have to become impolite with you. Then it will last forever. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Don't eat me yet." said the Buddha. "After I speak the Dharma. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." Shakyamuni Buddha found a way to carve the verse in a stone. I forget my own life. 105. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. You're just procrastinating. Then the Rakshasa ghost said. I will let you eat me. Of course. "For the sake of the Dharma." said the ghost. "Ah. "Don't worry. Then he said invitingly to the ghost. Wait a bit while I carve the verse in a rock.org ." The Buddha carved the verse into the bark of a tree." said the ghost. "Start writing. you can eat. Pi she ti 548." Shakyamuni Buddha asked him." So the rakshasa ghost said the last two lines of the verse: When production and extinction are extinguished. 3.Shurangama-Mantra." "Why not?" "Because I eat human flesh. "So speak up." "Can you really give up your life?" the ghost asked. "You've got a lot of excuses." Shakyamuni Buddha said.org For latest version. Pan two pan two ni 552. but I haven't the strength. Su Chye Dwo Ye." "I'm not backing out.Ayurveda-Institute. Da jr two 545. Even if there were. "I'm finished. Mi Li Ju. What more do you want? What are we waiting for now?" The Buddha said. will you change your mind and be unable to relinquish your own life to make my meal?" "Absolutely not." Page 252 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 2. Ba she la 550. Two li 551. But. you wouldn't have the right to offer him to me to eat. As soon as the ghost saw he had finished. and there isn't anyone else around here now. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E La He Di. I'll have preserved this Dharma so that others who come after me can rely on I in their cultivation. "I don't think that the carving in the tree will last long. www. After you speak the Dharma. "All right. 106. Swo pe he you. Then. "You can't prepare what I eat. Nan 546. 4. 108.BTTSonline. and people who come along can read it. Then you can eat me. But. and I'11 offer you my self to eat. right?" "Wait a bit longer. And. Well. and once I remember it clearly. Pi la 549. "Wait until I write the four lines of verse down. You can eat me. even though I will be gone. E na li 547." "Are you cheating me?" said the ghost. he said." Shakyamuni Buddha said.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. "You've carved it in the tree. Chr Two Ni. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. That still extinction is bliss. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. do as you like. so that's how it is. "Wait a minute." The Reason for Perfect Penetration 83 "See?" said the ghost." said the Buddha. when you've finished. I've done what I needed to do. eyeing him closely. Let me eat you." "Sure. You can eat me now. "Now I can eat you. Ning Jye Li 544. 107." "Fine. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. it won't work. I've spoken the Dharma. finish speaking that Dharma for me." said the Buddha. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "What do you want to eat? can prepare something for you." the Buddha said. and then you can eat me.

he opened his Buddha-eye. his heart disease and all the symptoms of his illness disappeared. If someone wanted to investigate Ch'an. He'd recite sitting in full lotus on his bed. they did it on their own. Swo pe he The Rakshasa ghost said.Ayurveda-Institute. This may sound like a tall tale. www. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. We listen to the Sutras and hear Dharma. E La He Di. Despite his fluent English. 2. 108. Da jr two 545. But. Then he saw the photograph turn into a live person who stretched out his hand and rubbed the boy on the crown of his head. He could sacrifice his life in order to preserve the Buddhadharma.Shurangama-Mantra. visit www." Namo means to offer up one's life in reverence. Nan 546. So he did." he would recite one of my names: "Namo Dharma Master To Lun. a disciple of mine called me four or five times long-distance from New York. Pi la 549. At that time he'd never even met me. He was able to forget his own life for the sake of the Dharma. Chr Two Ni. and then sat in meditation. and he kept up that recitation for more than seventy days. and when Americans came to visit me.org For latest version.org . Before that. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi she ti 548. but he suddenly ascended into empty space and went to the heavens.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 84 Look at us now. or even into the bathroom -.wherever he could find a place. After about a year. If you are really sincere about the Dharma. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 85 Another strange thing happened with this same disciple. Ning Jye Li 544. 4. Although he was young. In the past. Volume One -. He was about thirteen when he took refuge with me. I didn't usually teach meditation when I was in Hong Kong. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. He would disregard everything else for the sake of the Dharma. See how lazy we are! Why did Shakyamuni Buddha become a Buddha? It was because he could forget about himself for the sake of the Dharma. he had had some strange experiences. Mi Li Ju. E Jya La. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. He was actually a god who had come to test Shakyamuni Buddha to see just how sincere he really was about the Dharma. E na li 547. The doctors prescribed five years of complete bed-rest. but it was his own personal experience. I would have him translate for me. 107. his English was good.even things you thought it impossible to do without. After that. 106.com or www. After he was cured. and during recess or breaks from classes he would go off into the hills to meditate. Page 253 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. He was not to get up at all. the Buddha renounced his life for half a verse. though. you will seek it so sincerely that you will be able to drop everything -. It was during that period that he saw a photograph of me. He is very unusual. and he then understood extremely clearly all manner of things that were going on. Su Chye Dwo Ye. He took refuge. "Really? You can really let me eat you?" So he opened his mouth as if to take a bite. he came to my temple to meet me. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. he had heart disease.BTTSonline. And Shakyamuni Buddha proved himself. He went to school. Two li 551.probably because of his earlier illness. he didn't want anything. he wasn't supposed to walk even a few feet. A few days ago. 105. so we think it better to rest. but we don't understand it very well. 3. Ba she la 550. He was always very short -. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. His sincerity was unusual for such a small child. Pan two pan two ni 552. He always wants to see me. While his relatives and friends recited "Namo Amitabha Buddha.

105. 108. the Six Perfections are also emptied. even though he wanted to see me very badly. Pi she ti 548. and no matter how eloquent you are. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. "The Abbot didn't say all that. 2. A few days ago he called me and wanted me to come to New York to see him. nor Prajna. Sanskrit for giving. When I was in Hong Kong. In the previous passage. I told him I couldn't come. because I was lecturing the Sutra for all of you. Volume One -. 106. If you really want to see me. Ning Jye Li 544. People objected and said. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ba she la 550.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 86 Commentary: In the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One. "I'm lecturing the Sutras now. 3. So yesterday he called to tell me he was leaving." He decided to come to San Francisco. one gives material objects to people in order to help them out.BTTSonline. Chr Two Ni. The emptying of the Four Truths and Twelve Causal Conditions makes the Dharmas of the Sound-Hearers and the Condition-Enlightened Ones empty. Lecturing Sutras and speaking Dharma is an example of giving Dharma. but then found that he didn't have enough time.Ayurveda-Institute.org For latest version. and so I was a little lazy and let him do the talking. Immediately after his enlightenment. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi la 549. Mi Li Ju. "and I can't abandon a whole group of people just because one person wants to see me. Su Chye Dwo Ye. The first of the Six Perfections is Dana. they don't take you seriously." There are the five Page 254 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 4. nor Shila.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the Buddha explained the Four Truths and their three turnings." He was very obedient.com or www. "Hurry up and grow up! You're so short that everyone thinks of you as just a kid. giving of Dharma. and giving of fearlessness. he knew that I was telling him to explain the principles in detail. and in one week grew three inches. He went home. nor Kshanti." I said. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Sutra: "It is not Dana. What he would say is the same as what I would have said. nor Dhyana. Giving of fearlessness occurs when someone is afraid of something and you think of a way to comfort him so that he isn't frightened any more. E na li 547. come to San Francisco. And he was so in tune with me that if I said just one sentence. E La He Di. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. what's he doing talking so much?" Actually I had told him to explain all that he was explaining. nor Virya. E Jya La. I would really like to see that disciple of mine. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Da jr two 545. if it weren't for the sake of the Dharma.Shurangama-Mantra. Now the emptying of the Six Perfections makes the Dharmas of the Bodhisattvas empty. nor Paramita. Nan 546. There are three kinds of giving: giving of wealth. He has a lot of faith in me and really knows a lot of Buddhadharma. But. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Swo pe he Americans didn't take him seriously because they saw he was such a small child. he could pick up on it and explain the entire meaning. If it weren't for lecturing the Shurangama Sutra. visit www. 107. the Four Truths were said to be empty. So. he used to translate my lectures into Cantonese. www. Now he's taller than I am. Sanskrit for "precepts. Two li 551. The next is Shila. Because he had the Buddha-eye.org . Pan two pan two ni 552. In giving wealth. one day I said to him.

Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.com or www. so when it's time to be patient. or when they're in a difficult spot. visit www. Since you don't have the characteristic of a lifespan. Besides. and the animals don't multiply so quickly. they remember they are not supposed to have any view that there are people. sheep." We say we study Buddhadharma. once you're dead. Page 255 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. it's The Reason for Perfect Penetration 87 you who should be patient. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. so that they will have no need to be patient with others. So they say to other people who are not patient with them. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Why do you get so upset when I say just one thing to you?" They blame others for not being patient. they will overpopulate the world. So some people misinterpret the principles. www. when people don't eat animals. you should have more patience. because there aren't any living beings to begin with. When your body is vigorous. they would multiply until they filled up the world. "It doesn't matter. "If people didn't eat cows.Ayurveda-Institute." Or they hit someone for no reason at all.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. So I haven't really killed anything. and pigs. There are also the ten major and fortyeight minor Bodhisattva precepts. "You have studied so much of the Buddhadharma.BTTSonline. Nan 546. the ten precepts. so they think they don't have to give anyone else anything to eat. E na li 547. and when asked why they did it. E Jya La. and it's not that difficult to learn the concepts. if they kill someone. you practice the Buddhadharma at all times. but that they themselves don't have to be patient with others. Pi she ti 548. They say that domestic animals are put here just for human beings to eat. and if they aren't eaten. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 108." But think about it. 4. Su Chye Dwo Ye. So I don't have any patience. they say. And how do they rationalize it? "I understand the Buddhadharma: I am supposed to be without a self. and you belong in that category. 106. your flesh will just get rancid if I don't eat it." That's what adherents of externalist religions say. 2. so I haven't really hit anything at all'" That's deviant knowledge and deviant views for you. When there's work to be done. but the world has yet to be overridden with cats. living beings aren't supposed to have the characteristic of a lifespan anyway. but they can't be patient themselves. Ba she la 550. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. In fact. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi la 549. Chr Two Ni. Virya is Sanskrit for "vigor.org . The way some people study patience is to tell others to be patient with them. they remember that they are not supposed to have the view that there is a self. such as the principle of patience. not so much killing-karma is created.Shurangama-Mantra." But. 107. not me. 105. the two hundred and fifty precepts for bhikshus. E La He Di. I don't have the view that there's a self. Two li 551. you can die at any time. when it's time to eat. When they eat meat they say.org For latest version. Swo pe he precepts. When your mind is vigorous. Da jr two 545. so I can go ahead and eat you. people don't eat cats. Ning Jye Li 544. 3. Pan two pan two ni 552. What is difficult is to put the concepts into practice. Kshanti is Sanskrit for "patience." There is physical vigor and mental vigor. Mi Li Ju. "There aren't any living beings. and say that other people should be patient with them. they say. so they say they don't have to take care of such things. and the three hundred and forty-eight precepts for bhikshunis. the eight precepts. "It doesn't matter. And. you are seeking Buddhadharma at all times.

nor Parinirvana. One of Proper and Universal knowledge realizes that.com or www. E La He Di. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Two li 551. but now the Buddha says that there isn't any dhyana." The title "One of Proper and Universal Knowledge" is also empty. "Nor is it Parinirvana.org . and the ten grounds. either. Thus. www. but none of them exists. Su Chye Dwo Ye. the ten transferences. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. nor True Self. it means "quiet consideration. The myriad dharmas are the mind.org For latest version. we were talking about the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is not empty. up to and including the fruition of Buddhahood. having progressed from the state of an ordinary beings to the state of Buddha is a case of paramita." The Sanskrit word "Nirvana" is interpreted as meaning "not produced and not extinguished. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "Nor the Arhats. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 108. Previously. "Proper knowledge" is the mind being the myriad dharmas. They are all emptied. when we said that empty space does not exclude any appearances. Mi Li Ju." those worthy of the offerings of people and gods. 2." There are many kinds of dhyana. Nan 546. nor Permanence. Volume One -. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Commentary: "Nor any other" means that all the levels of enlightenment. the ten faiths. Ba she la 550. The mind is the myriad dharmas. Swo pe he Dhyana is also a Sanskrit word. but it does not signify total negation. Progressing from the of Bodhisattvahood to the fruition of Buddhahood takes a long time. nor the Arhats. Chr Two Ni. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. In describing the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One. perfect mind. Page 256 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.Ayurveda-Institute. the ten practices. "Universal knowledge" is the myriad dharmas being the mind. are all empty. 107. nor Bliss. E Jya La. nor Purity. Da jr two 545. means to reach the other shore. also Sanskrit. contemplative prajna. visit www. Paramita. Pan two pan two ni 552. It refers to the successful completion of anything. Even the title of Thus Come One The Reason for Perfect Penetration 89 is empty. For an ordinary person to become a Bodhisattva is another kind of paramita. Sutra: "Nor any other: it is not the Tathagata. and there are many dharmas along the way. Here we are discussing the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One. are included in the emptying. another Sanskrit word.Shurangama-Mantra. What still exists is the basically wonderful. and the fruition of Buddhahood is also empty. the Six Perfections. from the Six Paramitas through the ten dwellings. nor Samyaksambodhi. and actual-appearance prajna. We cultivate and become Buddhas. 4. so here the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One is being described. they are all empty. Pi la 549. or Paramitas. "Nor Samyaksambodhi. E na li 547. Going from San Francisco to Oak land is also a kind of paramita. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. "It is not the Tathagata" which is Sanskrit for the Thus Come One. the word "not" is used. 106. means "wisdom.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 88 Prajna. Ning Jye Li 544. Even the concept of non-production and non-extinction is non existent. Pi she ti 548. Now all these dharmas in the Treasury of the Thus Come One are said to not exist.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 105.BTTSonline. But that mind is not called by these names. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 3." There are three kinds of prajna: literary prajna.

You ask what is not there. The total absence of any dharmas is True Emptiness. It is Page 257 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. It is the realm of eye-consciousness. 4. and so forth up to and including the realm of mindconsciousness. the discriminating.com or www. 106. it is the eyes.BTTSonline." The Treasury of the Thus Come One is empty. Pi she ti 548. This is called. and is both empty and not empty. it is the eyes.Ayurveda-Institute. Mi Li Ju. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. These names are also non-existent. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. and you can say that they do not exist and are not empty. "Transcendental" refers to the four holy Dharma Realms. After you have studied the Buddhadharma for a long time. conscious mind. Commentary: "It is the mind. Two li 551. there isn't anything there at all. nor Purity. objects of touch. nor Bliss. it follows from these principles that it is neither mundane nor transcendental. Everything is made from the mind alone. the tongue. 2. "Therefore." and the text that follows says that absolutely everything "is" the Treasury of the Thus Come One. the nose. www. 108. Sweep away all dharmas. "Bliss" means being filled with the joy of Dharma. it is wind.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 90 Commentary: What has been discussed above is the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One. is not empty. Pi la 549. You may ask. then. it is the ears. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. The Treasury of the Thus Come One is empty. it is the ears. "The Treasury of the Thus Come One is the fundamental brightness of the wonderful mind.org For latest version. Nan 546. There aren't any dharmas. They are also empty. and the mind. it is wind. Pan two pan two ni 552. 3." "Permanence" means unmoving. Volume One -. visit www. and so the mystery in it is endless. E Jya La. it is sounds. the body. it is emptiness. it is neither mundane nor transcendental. what there is in the Treasury of the Thus Come One. Da jr two 545. 105. I've told you before that everything is there. the body. the nose. Chr Two Ni. You can say that things exist. it is water. E na li 547. it is earth. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Sutra: "Therefore. it is fire. Sutra: "It is the mind. They are the wonderful mind which is still and constantly illumining. Ning Jye Li 544. the mundane and transcendental dharmas are just the Treasury of the Thus Come One -fundamentally bright and illumining. it is emptiness. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. It is form. it is fire. The text here says the Treasury of the Thus Come One "is not. it is water. Swo pe he "Nor is it Permanence. it is earth. the fundamental brightness of the wonderful mind. "Mundane" refers to the six ordinary Dharma Realms. nor True Self. And separate from all appearances.Shurangama-Mantra. tastes. 107. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. "True self" is the comfort of having attained the genuine self. E La He Di.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. smells." On the other hand. Ba she la 550. True Emptiness can bring about Wonderful Existence. and the mind. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. since the Treasury of the Thus Come One is the fundamental brightness of the wonderful mind. you can say that they are empty. and dharmas. P2 In the non-empty treasury everything exists.org . "Purity" is what is obtained from the dharma of Nirvana. illumining and constantly still. you will understand this. the tongue.

E Jya La. the twelve places. 3. In Buddhism. Bliss. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 91 It is the realm of eye-consciousness. 108. tastes. Mi Li Ju.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 92 Even dharmas should be relinquished. why is it now said not to be empty? After it's empty. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. If it's empty. it is Virya. www. it is accumulation. and it is Paramita. It is knowing and attaining. the four truths. Pi she ti 548. and it is the way. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Volume One -. Permanence. you can t have any attachments. Pi la 549. If you have attachments. Thus. Chr Two Ni. since the Treasury of the Thus Come One is the wonderful brightness of the Page 258 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Not to speak of no dharmas. and so forth. there is the fundamental brightness of the Wonderful Mind. be cause if you are. visit www. it wouldn't be wonderful. the six en trances. the five skandhas.org For latest version.com or www. Parinirvana. It is the five skandhas. Sutra: "It is understanding and ignorance and the ending of understanding and ignorance. Nan 546. in the Treasury of the Thus Come One. True Self. Commentary: This section of text describes the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is not empty -. If you have an attachment to dharmas. Samyaksambodhi. and the twelve causal conditions. E na li 547. the six entrances. it can be not empty. And Wonderful Existence produces True Emptiness. It is suffering. So. Swo pe he form. Pan two pan two ni 552. it is sounds. it is the same as if you had not understood the Dharma. you have an attachment to dharmas. 2. the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One is also the existent Treasury of the Thus Come One. the twelve places. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ning Jye Li 544. Two li 551. 105. and the eighteen realms. the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is not empty. which is empty and yet not empty. Da jr two 545. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. but then when you encounter the Dharma you give rise to attachment to dharmas. E La He Di. then non-existence exists. and so forth -. So now the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is not empty is giving rise to Wonderful Existence. 4. If it were empty and if that's all there were to it. 106. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. it is Prajna. You should not be attached to the existence of dharmas. it is Shila. Sutra: "It is both mundane and transcendental. It is Dana. up to and including the Tathagata. and so forth up to and including the realm of mind-consciousness. and Purity. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. it is extinction.Shurangama-Mantra.none of them is empty.BTTSonline. 107. That's why the Vajra Sutra says. P3 In the empty-not-empty treasury is perfect fusion. and dharmas. smells. the eighteen realms.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. They can be empty or not empty because there are no fixed dharmas. it is Kshanti. Therefore. the Arhats. Ba she la 550. Now it is said to be not empty. If there are no attachments. and so forth up to and including old age and death and the ending of old age and death. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Previously. objects of touch. it is Dhyana. the empty Treasury of the Thus Come One was described. It's because True Emptiness is what gives rise to Wonderful Existence. existence is just non-existence. Originally you have an attachment to self.org . then.

and so forth.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the Buddha spoke what follows.' nonexistence. 107.Shurangama-Mantra. Swo pe he fundamental mind. That's True Emptiness and Wonderful Existence. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.Ayurveda-Institute. the eighteen realms. and it is not that it doesn't exist. the six paramitas. the four truths.' Commentary: "It is apart from ‘is.the Arhats of the Two Vehicles -. So. "It is both mundane and transcendental. "How can you investigate the Buddha's enlightenment which no one surpasses? Or enter the knowledge and vision of the Buddha through the medium of worldly language and expressions? You want to know the Buddha's knowledge and vision -.how can worldly living beings in the desire realm. N2 He upbraids them for conceptualizing and verbalizing. in the six common Dharma-realms -. Ba she la 550. Sutra: "It is apart from ‘is' and ‘is not. E na li 547. the six entrances. 105. E La He Di." It's not that is does exist. 108. in light of this principle. and ‘is not. Su Chye Dwo Ye.the mind of an ordinary person and the mind of an Arhat. And. and the formless realm. Pi la 549. visit www. www. 2.' It is identical with ‘is' and ‘is not. it is said that it is the five skandhas.org . Chr Two Ni. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. the principle of the Treasury of the Thus Come One which is empty and The Reason for Perfect Penetration 93 yet not empty is that it is apart from emptiness and existence and yet not apart from emptiness and existence.you want to get into the same state as the Buddha. Nan 546. Ning Jye Li 544.the Sound-Hearers and Those Enlightened to Conditions on the level of transcendence -.how can they make suppositions about the supreme Bodhi of the Thus Come One with the minds that they know of?" At that time. 106. E Jya La. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.' from existence. Commentary: In the previous passage.org For latest version. the form realm. so the Buddha says.BTTSonline. Purna had already been certified as having attained the Fourth Fruition of Arhatship. Pan two pan two ni 552." the basic mind that is still and always illumining. 3. "And even you who have transcended the mundane and are at the fourth stage of Arhatship Page 259 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. or enter the knowledge and vision of the Buddha through the medium of worldly language and expressions? Commentary: "How can living beings in the three realms of existence on the level of worldliness -. Sutra: "How can living beings in the three realms of existence on the level of worldliness and the Sound-Hearers and Those Enlightened to Conditions on the level of transcendence make suppositions about the supreme Bodhi of the Thus Come One with the minds that they know of. the twelve causal conditions. but how can that be?" "Worldly language" is the knowledge and vision of ordinary people. It is all these things. Further. "the minds you know of" -. Mi Li Ju. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Two li 551. the twelve places. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.com or www. Da jr two 545. 4. including the titles of the Thus Come One. Pi she ti 548. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. since the Treasury of the Thus Come One is the wonderful brightness of the fundamental mind. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.

When the ocean is completely smooth." there must also be a skilled mind. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. enlightened mind is perfect in everyone. you move your mind. visit www.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and so they don't know the state of the Buddha. and so you fit the analogy." Various instruments can make subtle. and guitars can make wonderful sounds. Pan two pan two ni 552. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. so it supposes that everyone likes to eat candy.Shurangama-Mantra. N3 Conclusion: an analogy for the seeming loss. 105. don't have total comprehension. but if there are no skilled fingers to play them. flutes.the instrument may be fine. The Buddha tells Purna. E na li 547. but what comes out may not sound so good if one is not a musician -. it is nonetheless replete with all dharmas. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 4. 108. The precious. Da jr two 545. By the same token. Sutra: "For example. a child likes to eat candy. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." "Make suppositions" means you don't really know. www. I press my finger upon it and the ocean-impression emits light. With your ordinary thought you try to make suppositions about the state of the Thus Come One. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pi la 549. Thus. 3. The skill in the fingers comes from a skilled mind. What is the ‘oceanimpression'? It is a kind of samadhi which the Buddha has where the myriad things are all known to the mind as if they had been imprinted on it like a seal. flutes. "All I need do is press my finger and the ocean-impression emits light.BTTSonline. You can't use language and consideration to make suppositions about it. Swo pe he still cannot imagine the state of the Buddha. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. their music will never come forth. ordinary people. which is what brings forth the exquisite sounds. E La He Di. There must be clever fingers to play it. wonderful sounds. "For example. I press my finger upon it and the ocean-impression emits light. The precious. it can reflect the myriad things.org . Chr Two Ni.org For latest version. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 106." No matter how fine the instrument is.' Page 260 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. enlightened mind is perfect in everyone. and guitars can make wonderful sounds. Ba she la 550. it is what is meant by the ‘oceanimpression emits light. their music will never come forth. For example. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. but you assume Volume One -. It doesn't know that some grown-ups don't like candy." Here the Thus Come One refers to himself. Ning Jye Li 544. and even Arhats who are still in the state of the small vehicle.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 94 something about it. "You and all living beings are the same way. Pi she ti 548. Mi Li Ju.com or www. there is no way it can play itself. 107. E Jya La. and the wearisome defilements spring up.Ayurveda-Institute. Sutra: "You and all living beings are the same way. lutes. lutes. to guess at it. Every person is complete with it. Commentary: Although the Treasury of the Thus Come One is empty. Nan 546. Thus. The mind cannot control the fingers if it is not skilled. 2.is an analogy for the The Reason for Perfect Penetration 95 Treasury of the Thus Come One. Commentary: The musical instrument that needs a musician before it f can make music -. Although the text speaks of "skilled fingers. Two li 551. But if there are no skilled fingers to play them.

"Is it the case that I just follow the crowd? If people laugh. but the mind does not know. you don't even see them. M1 Purna asks about the cause for falseness and decides to vigorously cultivate. but Your eyes see forms. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. which shows how subtle and miraculous the state Of the Buddha is. you are not really developing your own skill. www.com or www. Pan two pan two ni 552. "Why haven't you cut off your wearisome defilements? Why do you move your mind and let the tiresome dust spring up? "It is all because you do not diligently seek the unsurpassed enlightened Way. do I laugh? If people talk. You don't even hear them. Da jr two 545." This section of text is very important. L2 Again the explanation brings up a question.Ayurveda-Institute. Ask yourself what you are doing here every day. You are not blind or deaf. Su Chye Dwo Ye. The false-thinking mind manifests itself. "I'm not deaf. but inside there is nothing." If you yourself are quiet. E Jya La. As soon as a thought comes to your mind. but are fond of the lesser vehicle and are satisfied Volume One -. visit www. Chr Two Ni. Ning Jye Li 544. do I talk?" If you just follow the crowd. 2.org For latest version. 105. you should diligently seek unsurpassed Bodhi. and seek the unsurpassed Path.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. and the wearisome defilements spring up. Ask yourself whether you are actually diligently seeking unsurpassed Bodhi. If you are not Page 261 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. If you can be like that. You are greedy for the dharmas of the small vehicle and are content with having attained a slight state." The Buddha presses his finger and the ocean-impression emits light. 106. If you yourself are not quiet. If you are not like that. "There's not a single place here that's quiet. You aren't attentive at all times to the unsurpassed path to enlightenment. you should be courageous. Purna and other living beings don't have such a subtle state. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. If you are really working on yourself. Are you genuinely seeking the Buddhadharma? If you really want to understand the Buddhadharma. then you aren't even aware of it when someone beside you speaks. Your ears hear mundane sounds.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 96 with little attainment. 108. truly set your mind on the Way. even though you are not blind or deaf: that is the wonderful. then no place will be quiet. One day someone said to me. E La He Di. Two li 551. then every place is quiet. Sutra: "It is all because you do not diligently seek the unsurpassed enlightened Way. If someone walks past you. Nan 546." Commentary: Here the Buddha scolds Purna even more severely. Ba she la 550.BTTSonline.org . Mi Li Ju." you say. 3. E na li 547. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Swo pe he You move your mind. They exist in a state of wearisome defilements. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 4. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 107. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. I'm not blind. Pi la 549. then I know that you are diligently seeking unsurpassed Bodhi. the tiresome dust arises. Then you've really got something.Shurangama-Mantra. "Why wouldn't I see them? Why wouldn't I hear someone speak?" If you are able not to see and not to hear. but are fond of the lesser vehicle and are satisfied with little attainment. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi she ti 548. Everyone should take a look at himself.

"It can't be done. to the rivers.no matter where you go it The Reason for Perfect Penetration 97 will not be quiet. 105. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. No matter where you go to the mountains. Ba she la 550. Swo pe he quiet within and are turned around by external states. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. When someone passes by a person who diligently seeks for Bodhi. visit www. Da jr two 545. Pi la 549.BTTSonline. 2.org . there will be external states wherever you go. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Page 262 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. he doesn't even hear it. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pan two pan two ni 552. if someone says something nearby him. on the great earth. www. You get angry with yourself." you protest. he doesn't notice the person passing.org For latest version. you've got some skill. All of these things are insignificant states if you have the Way. Chr Two Ni. E na li 547. It is because you can't even get along with yourself.com or www. Nan 546. Mi Li Ju.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 108. Ning Jye Li 544. 3. E Jya La. "You are always urging the impossible. 107. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Shurangama-Mantra. 106.Ayurveda-Institute. in the houses and cottages. Two li 551. 4. Su Chye Dwo Ye. then it counts. You are influenced by it. And why is that? Because you can't control your environment. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E La He Di. Pi she ti 548. If you can turn the noisy city into a mountain grove. on the porches and verandas -. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." If you can find a way to do the impossible.

The old ones used to go "tick. Da jr two 545.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 98 I said you should look and yet not see. But after a while you forget about it.com or www. You pay a lot of attention to something when you first see it." Do you just keep pointing the camera outward to take pictures of others and never of your self? You should return the light and look within. but Page 263 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. you'll be even less able to learn the Mantra.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. then you've wasted your time. visit www. And that's what's meant by The eyes see forms. tock'" and then chime. the Shurangama Sutra was spoken on behalf of the Shurangama Mantra. Nan 546. 108. it's still ticking.Shurangama-Mantra. Pan two pan two ni 552. 3. 107. 2. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Two li 551. even if you don't understand the text of the Shurangama Sutra. Pi she ti 548. but so-and-so is always wrong. ask yourself whether you are diligently seeking the unsurpassed Bodhi. Take a clock as an example. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. you pass if you can recite the Shurangama Mantra from memory. but the mind does not know. If you had such a clock. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. The person beside you keeps moving. listen and yet not hear. but inside there is nothing. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. So you join everyone here in meditation. you wouldn't even hear it anymore. If you haven't gained any.org .BTTSonline. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. How are you doing? Can you recite it from memory? After all. But people are turned around by situations and cannot control them. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. it doesn't exist. So. Take for example your ability to recite the Shurangama Mantra. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. E Jya La. and when it's time to sleep you have insomnia. you should work even harder. 105. E La He Di. Pi la 549. but if you pay it no mind. Or have you come here just to find fault with people instead? "So-and-so is all right. This proves that if your mind is not attached to something. but then complain that a certain person wiggles. You should still eat when it's time to eat and sleep when it's time to sleep. If you listen for it. Volume One -. it's as if it isn't there at all. Ning Jye Li 544. Don't get so concerned about not being able to recite the Shurangama Mantra from memory that when it's time to eat you can't get the food down. 4. www. But don't worry about it too much. but after you got used to it. there wouldn't even be a Shurangama Sutra. Mi Li Ju. Swo pe he VERY IMPORTANT So. you might notice its ticking at first. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and it ceases to exist for you. Chr Two Ni. If you get all bothered about it.org For latest version. Have you really been studying during the time you have been studying the Buddhadharma? If not. Ba she la 550. 106. The ears hear sounds. ask yourself what ad vantages you have gained. E na li 547. Without the Shurangama Mantra.Ayurveda-Institute. If you have been seriously studying.

Chr Two Ni. So now we are all studying samadhi-power. Two li 551. Pi la 549.org For latest version. With samadhi-power you can transform your environment. This is most important. How do you know that person is moving? Because you are moving. no state will move your mind. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the earth stays put. and when you really have samadhipower. you have to think of a way to do so. then wherever you are. Pi she ti 548." you protest. Su Chye Dwo Ye. visit www. There are little states and big states. As your skill deepens. That's a state. 108. Ning Jye Li 544. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 99 People fly off the handle when they lack sufficient education. 3.org . It's absolutely certain that there won't be a problem. But if you understand the Buddhadharma and you practice until you have some samadhi. good states and bad states. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E La He Di. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Pan two pan two ni 552. E Jya La. it will be peaceful wherever you go. www. Your mind is moving. you wouldn't even know it. 4. Da jr two 545.Ayurveda-Institute.BTTSonline. It's just that you don't have enough samadhi-power. If you don't have any samadhi. All you have to do is know how to use the Buddhadharma and none of them is any problem. 107. For example. because your mind is moving. If your samadhi is sufficient. E na li 547.Shurangama-Mantra.com or www. Page 264 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 106. You have to keep heading in that direction. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. If you can't use it. you can influence it for the better. then no matter how much the person next to you moved. 105. In China there's a saying: When you have studied in depth. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. You won't have a temper. 2. then even if something is really bad. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. "But I can't use it now. I've said that as long as I am in San Francisco the earth will not quake. People who don't understand the Buddhadharma think that this is impossible. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. If you did. Mi Li Ju. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. then even peaceful places won't be peaceful. you will quite naturally not be moved by states. Nan 546. Swo pe he don't put the blame on him. Ba she la 550. Once you have enough samadhi.

you are not afraid of anything. you are really solid. there is nothing to be afraid of. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Mi Li Ju. So now I am telling the earth here in San Francisco to remain solid.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. it wouldn't go off.Ayurveda-Institute. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Ning Jye Li 544. 108. Pi la 549. 2. 106. E Jya La. 107. Two li 551. You should all have faith and not be afraid. Ba she la 550. and then you must study the Shurangama Samadhi. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. visit www. E La He Di. it wouldn't matter. 3. Nan 546. E na li 547. 105. 4. Chr Two Ni. and even if an atom bomb fell. Page 265 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Da jr two 545. With the Shurangama Samadhi. With the Shurangama Mantra.BTTSonline. so none of you should worry. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. The Buddhas and Bodhisattvas are certainly protecting us as we study the Buddhadharma here.com or www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. and with the fact that we are explaining the Shurangama Sutra. Pi she ti 548.org For latest version. Swo pe he Therefore.org .Shurangama-Mantra. www. Pan two pan two ni 552. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. you must first study the Shurangama Mantra.

BTTSonline. Swo pe he Sutra: Purna said. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. wonderful. Now I have attained the sagely vehicle. Volume One -. and it is not that there is more or less of anything. the true wonder of the pure mind. Now I have attained the sagely vehicle. It will never change. I dare to question the Buddha. 106.org For latest version. why all living beings exist in falseness. Why do they suddenly give rise to falseness?" This is like Purna's earlier question: "If the fundamental purity pervades the Dharma Realm. 108. the true wonder of the pure mind. Two li 551. and for ever so long I have been turning over and over again in the six paths of rebirth.org . Ba she la bang ni pan 553. "I am non-dual and complete with the Thus Come One's perfect brightness of the precious enlightenment.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. long ago I was victimized by false thoughts that have no beginning and I have long endured the turning wheel of rebirth. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Pi she ti 548. For the World Honored One. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Ba she la 550. " I am non-dual and complete with the Thus Come One's perfect brightness of the precious enlightenment. and truly permanent.com or www. Su Chye Dwo Ye. His state is particularly subtle. was greedy for the dharmas of the lesser vehicle. 4. Pan two pan two ni 552. the false is gone and only the true remains. pure mind and mine each has the precious enlightenment and is perfectly bright. My true mind has not yet revealed itself. www. Chr Two Ni. so that they keep drowning in this deluge?" Commentary: "I venture to ask the Thus Come One. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 100 Commentary: Having heard the Buddha say that Purna did not diligently seek unsurpassed Bodhi. E na li 547. Purna responded. wonderful. visit www. 3. the rivers." Sutra: "I venture to ask the Thus Come One why all living beings exist in falseness and conceal their own wonderful brightness.Shurangama-Mantra. But it is not yet ultimate. and the great The Reason for Perfect Penetration 101 Page 266 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Mi Li Ju. why do there suddenly arise the mountains. but it is not yet ultimate. But." He said that he and the Buddha were both replete with the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. and was satisfied with a little. Da jr two 545. But I haven't yet gotten completely rid of my left-over habits of false thinking. although the Buddha's true. E Jya La. But long ago I was victimized by false thoughts that have no beginning and I have long endured the turning wheel of rebirth. 107. The World Honored One has completely extinguished all falseness and obtained wonderful true permanence. In the past I got caught up in beginningless false thoughts. 2. The World Honored One has completely extinguished all falseness and obtained wonderful true permanence.Ayurveda-Institute. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. There is no division into two. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi la 549. E La He Di. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 105. Nan 546. Ning Jye Li 544. Now I have been certified as having attained the fourth fruition of Arhatship.

"Although you have cast off doubts. visit www. haven't you heard this story? Have you not heard of Yajnadatta in Shravasti who on impulse one morning held a mirror to his face? Didn't you hear the news about Yajnadatta in the city of Flourishing Virtue?" At that time there were no newspapers. and he loved what he saw. false thinking which covers over the wonderful bright mind of everyone. M2 The Thus Come One uses an analogy to show there is no cause and instructs him to immediately stop. E La He Di. Da jr two 545. 4. and they go on in this world. Nan 546. Commentary: Purna wanted to know why false thinking should arise in the fundamental purity which pervades the Dharma Realm. He decided he must be a li mei ghost. Ba she la 550. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.com or www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. I will now employ a worldly event in questioning you. What do you think? Why did this person set out on a mad chase for no reason?" Purna said. turning through the paths of rebirth." Commentary: "Purna. until they are submerged in this world. Pan two pan two ni 552. Ning Jye Li 544. Sutra: The Buddha said to Purna. Pi she ti 548. Swo pe he earth?" Living beings' self-nature is basically pure and devoid of falseness. so that they keep drowning in this deluge?" They cover over their wonderfully bright true mind. and the continuity of karmic retribution to you.Ayurveda-Institute. 2." When I explained the continuity of the world. he ran madly out. word just got around. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. His own face was reflected in the mirror. you got rid of your doubts. Sutra: "Have you not heard of Yajnadatta in Shravasti who on impulse one morning held a mirror to his face and fell in love with the head in the mirror? He gazed at the eyes and eyebrows Volume One -. 3. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E Jya La. Having lost all his bearings. I will now employ a worldly event in questioning you. E na li 547. with out any forethought. "That person was insane. One morning Yajnadatta got up and impulsively. a worldly phenomenon. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. There's no other reason.org For latest version. you still have not ended residual delusions.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 102 but got angry because he could not see his own face. Chr Two Ni." N2 He correlates the dharma and the analogy. so I will employ one in asking you some questions.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 105. just like being drowned. Why then does the falseness arise? "And why do they conceal their own wonderful brightness. Pi la 549. Mi Li Ju.org . Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. He was Page 267 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. N1 The analogy to explain that there is no cause. It will be easy for you to understand an ordinary event. 108. "Although you have cast off doubts." ( ) because once his mother went to a god's temple to pray and gave birth to her son while she was there. 106. but you still haven't completely realized the principle and are not yet totally clear -. Two li 551.You still have a few questions. 107. They keep sinking into the mire of the wheel of birth and death. Yajnadatta's name means "Arrived in a Temple. the continuity of living beings. www.BTTSonline. In reply. you still have not ended residual delusions. picked up a mirror and held it to his face.Shurangama-Mantra. The Buddha said to Purna. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.

suddenly he flew into a rage. E na li 547. Volume One -. He ran up and down the streets of the city. Pi she ti 548. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Li mei. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. the fundamentally perfect bright wonder? If there is a reason. Why can't I see my own face and eyes?" He decided he must be a li mei ghost. Li mei ghosts dwell in the mountains. Once he had decided he was a ghost. At this point he made a mistake. every king on top. Li mei and wang liang are two kind of ghosts. and therefore. 106.Shurangama-Mantra.org . Pan two pan two ni 552. but he thought he had." Yajnadatta went crazy. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. ballon guitars: Eight great kings. Ba she la 550. "Why don't I have a head?" he demanded. Pi la 549.BTTSonline. he hadn't lost his head. Basically. Shakyamuni Buddha then brought up Yajnadatta and asked why he had decided on impulse that he didn't have a head. Now. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. is it true that he didn't have a head? I believe that all of you are more intelligent than Yajnadatta. Why do living beings give rise to falseness? It's just because they give rise to falseness in the true mind." Then. He gazed at the eyes and eyebrows: He scrutinized the features and decided the head was superb. because he couldn't see his own head. then how Page 268 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. he "lost all his bearings. "He fell in love with the head in the mirror. 108. It's certainly not that fundamentally there is a root of falseness there which can produce the falseness. 4. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. and they have a kind of bewitching The Reason for Perfect Penetration 103 power. what's your idea about this? Why did this person set out on a mad chase for no reason?" What was actually behind the unreasonable behavior that led him to run madly about?" Purna said. There's a verse in Chinese about them: Lutes. he said he must be a weird creature. flutes. "Imagine how fine it would be if I had a head like that'" He got exasperated because he couldn't see his own face and thought he didn't have a head. he had no sane motive. "What reason can you give for calling false the wonderful enlightened bright perfection. "That person was insane.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." He was trying to shake the ghost. Ning Jye Li 544. www. each ghost to the side. Nan 546. 107. Two li 551. but got angry because he could not see his own face. E La He Di.com or www. and that none of you would conclude that you didn't have a head just because you saw a head in a mirror. wang liang: Four small ghosts. There wasn't any other reason for his behavior except that he had become possessed with the idea that he was a ghost. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. He thought he was a ghost or a weird creature of some kind. Purna replied that Yajnadatta's mind had gone mad. he ran madly out. Da jr two 545. Swo pe he delighted with how handsome the head in the mirror was. 2. 3. E Jya La. Chr Two Ni.Ayurveda-Institute. There's no other reason. "I can see the head in the mirror perfectly well.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 104 Purna had asked Shakyamuni Buddha why living beings give rise to falseness for no reason. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. The principle is the same as with the case of Yajnadatta. Mi Li Ju. He didn't understand. Sutra: The Buddha said. "What do you think? Purna.org For latest version. 105. visit www.

you can't put a stop to it.in a short amount of time a few can produce many. if it is a critical judgement. One in stance of confusion breeds a lot more. www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. he cannot counteract it. through kalpa after kalpa": Because your false thinking is so great. Sometimes I even plan how I'm going to buy a helicopter when I get the money. "Sometimes I think about good things to eat. Pi she ti 548. it can't rest. Chr Two Ni. "What reason can you give for calling false the wonderful enlightened bright perfection. that is what keeps people from be coming enlightened. If it isn't one false thought coming in. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. In fact. if there's some good reason behind your doing so. and the answer was. although it is false. 106. One goes by and the next one arrives. 4. illumining and yet constantly still. It would be true. 3." When you sit in meditation. and inconceivable. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Mi Li Ju. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 105 Commentary: "All your own false thinking. Su Chye Dwo Ye. or buying a new car. Swo pe he can you say it is false? Commentary: The Buddha said to Purna. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "What reason. "Today this false thought invited me over. Basically. E Jya La. and "becomes in turn the cause for more. gives rise to a lot more falseness. 105. I asked one of you what you thought about in meditation. which is still and yet constantly illumining. wonderful." False thoughts are like ants -. 108." "From confusion you accumulate confusion. accumulate. How does this happen? It's as I've said before: The good get together. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E na li 547."all your own false thinking." Sutra: "All your own false thinking becomes in turn the cause for more. Two li 551.org .The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. all these thoughts arise. 107.com or www. It entertains false thinking for kalpa after kalpa and is never finished.Ayurveda-Institute. and so you keep your self-nature busy from morning to night. false thoughts arise. or about living in a fine house. In the same way. and tomorrow I've been Page 269 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary." the Buddha asks Purna. sometimes about wearing nice clothes. It is subtle.Shurangama-Mantra.org For latest version. they flock in and out like guests at an open house. From confusion you accumulate confusion through kalpa after kalpa. visit www." Suddenly there's a lot of false thinking. Ba she la 550. Ning Jye Li 544. not false. Pi la 549. how can you say it is false? If you can pass a critical judgment about something. Nan 546. Or like bacteria. it's another one arriving. The bad gang up: People find their own kind. although the Buddha is aware of it. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. "can you have for saying that the nature of the Treasury of The Thus Come One is empty and false? If there is a reason. Da jr two 545. the fundamentally perfect bright wonder?" The Buddha is referring to the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One.BTTSonline. it must exist. but when it entertains too much false thinking. Pan two pan two ni 552. and you wouldn't be able to say it was empty and false. E La He Di. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. coming and going -. the self-nature is fundamentally pure and pervades the Dharmarealm. 2. there's some basis for it.

E na li 547. the falseness becomes baseless. People who cultivate the Way should apply their skill to living things. he cannot counteract it. 4. The "living thing" is our self-nature which never dies. he cannot get hold of the things in the dream and physically display them. 108.Shurangama-Mantra. Pi she ti 548. Ning Jye Li 544. visit www. And every day your mind that seeks advantage from situations grows. Since it never arose. which keeps you hopping on its behalf. you won't succeed with the true. In the future. Pi la 549. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. www. and then there are meetings and social gatherings. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. from time Volume One -." And so for kalpa after kalpa. The day after tomorrow I've got a date with another false thought to go dancing. Swo pe he asked by that false thought to go to a play. He can't get you to turn around and face the other way.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Commentary: "From such confused causes. that way. Don't be so worried about your reputation. Two li 551. your self-nature does not die. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. No. "Renounce death". Why haven't you attained to your precious. you won't succeed with the true. 106. but he can't counteract it. It means that while you are still alive. there's no point in hoping to accomplish the Way. Su Chye Dwo Ye. and then after such a "big death" you can have a "big life. "Lifeless things" means your physical body. even though his mind is awake and clear. Ba she la 550. "Although the Buddha is aware of it. When one realizes that confusion has no cause. Chr Two Ni. Da jr two 545. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 2.Ayurveda-Institute. In general.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 106 without beginning until today. the cause of confusion perpetuates itself. Mi Li Ju. If you do that. your body will certainly die. and does ‘changing life' mean I go off to a new rebirth?" you ask. Sutra: "From such confused causes. Nan 546. E Jya La. When your physical The Reason for Perfect Penetration 107 body dies. E La He Di.com or www. Once you start seeking advantage from situations. 3. why would you hope for its extinction? One who obtains Bodhi is like a person who awakens to realize the events of a dream. It just moves to a new house. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. If you can't renounce death. Most people put their energy into lifeless things. Just pretend you are dead.org For latest version. You are still friends with the false thoughts and can't renounce them. you can't change life. 107. "Does ‘renouncing death' mean that I die now. You encounter confusion and it seems to really Page 270 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. there are a lot of things happening. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. the cause of confusion perpetuates itself.BTTSonline. perfectly enlightened nature? It's because you have too much false thinking add can't renounce it." The Buddha sees all this going on. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. then you won't flare up if someone criticizes you or gloat if someone compliments you. 105. you look upon yourself as a living dead person. and don't put a lot of energy into this thin shell of physical existence.org . If you can't reject the false. you still haven't finished having meetings." If you can't reject the false. Pan two pan two ni 552.

Ning Jye Li 544. E La He Di. Swo pe he exist. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. All he can do is use analogies to instruct you.com or www.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 108 them. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. how can you say it is destroyed? "One who obtains Bodhi is like a person who awakens to realize the events of a dream.Shurangama-Mantra. how can his head have been lost? Commentary: "How much the more is that the case with some thing which is without a cause? Since you can't display the things you saw in a dream to prove to others that you saw them. but he can't pull out the actual things of the dream and show them to you.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. E Jya La. but actually it is phony. how can the false remain? Since it never arose: It has no way to come into being. E na li 547. it would not be that he had obtained his head from someplace outside.org For latest version. and everything he did reaped immeasurable blessings. Although the Buddha speaks Dharma to destroy confusion and falseness.BTTSonline. visit www. Pan two pan two ni 552. 2. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 107. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Confusion is a temporary lack of clarity. When one realizes that confusion has no cause -. and that is basically nonexistent? Confusion certainly has no substance or appearance. but it was really growing right there on his shoulders. had a whole passel of advisors. Pi la 549. Ba she la 550. Page 271 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. The Buddha can speak Dharma to point out that you experience all kinds of states in a dream. www. Nan 546. Even though his mind is awake and clear. When he was asleep he was the Emperor. that it has no seed. Once you realize that confusion hasn't any substance. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. but he can't take the states from the dream and display them for you in actuality. 105. You seem to have false thinking. Why would you hope for its extinction? If it doesn't arise. 3. Chr Two Ni. he cannot get hold of the things in the dream and physically display Volume One -.the falseness becomes baseless. nevertheless he can't physically get hold of false thoughts and confusion and show them to you. So. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Don't expect him to pull out the actual things as proof.Ayurveda-Institute. Who is the person whose mind is "awake and clear?" It's the Buddha. Pi she ti 548. It's not that your confusion completely obliterates your enlightened nature. because confusion doesn't have any substance of its own. The person who said he didn't have a head thought he didn't have one. no root. but actually the confusion doesn't have a substantial nature. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. he's like the person who awakens from a dream and can talk about all the things that happened. and was richly dressed. ate fine foods. such as Yajnadatta's situation that day in the city? Was there any reason why he became fearful for his head and went running about? If his madness were suddenly to cease. you can't say that confusion gives rise to confusion. The false thinking appears to be real enough. no root -. Mi Li Ju.org . Su Chye Dwo Ye. 108.that there is nothing for confusion to rely on. how much the more impossible would it be to prove the existence of something that has no source. Sutra: "How much the more is that the case with some thing which is without a cause and basically non-existent. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." Could he bring out the events in the dream and show them to people? No. Da jr two 545. 4. Thus. and no cause. 106. Two li 551. and so before his madness ceases.

How can it exist?" Where is the root of falseness? It doesn't have any support or any foundation. So. and karmic retribution are cut off. Two li 551. It wasn't lost. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 108. you should listen attentively to the Sutra right now. He saw a head in the mirror but didn't realize that it was his own. "Purna. Chr Two Ni. one's head is one's own all along. It's not the case that one can obtain a head or lose a head.is not follow the discriminations -. then you understand a certain amount of this Sutra. 3. Da jr two 545.com or www. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. This represents the fact that although we have given rise to confusion. E na li 547. he scolded himself for not having a head and called him self a headless freak. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.of your false thinking." His craziness might stop. and karmic retribution are cut off. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. confusion has no nature of its own. Ning Jye Li 544. Swo pe he There isn't any "thing" there at all. It is like Yajnadatta's situation that day in the city. has he in fact lost his head.you don't have to use any other method -.org For latest version. then. living beings. it has no substance or appearance. because none of the three causes arises when the three conditions of the three Volume One -. If you know where it went. isn't that his head has returned from somewhere else. And. falseness is the same way. or hasn't he? Is it really gone? Sutra: "Purna. where did it go? That's the topic for today. www. and you will understand. Commentary: "All you need do -.Shurangama-Mantra. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.Ayurveda-Institute. "If his madness were suddenly to cease. because none of the three causes arises when the three conditions of the three continuities of the world. Nan 546. it is never lost. Page 272 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Even before his madness ceases.org . And that's why he began running around. Mi Li Ju. He The Reason for Perfect Penetration 109 thought it existed independent of him there in the mirror. "And so before his madness ceases. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 4. 107. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. If you don't know where it went. In the same way. The only reason he thought he didn't have a head is that he got confused. E La He Di. 2. falseness is the same way. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Although the True Suchness of the self-nature may become confused. 106. Pan two pan two ni 552. how can his head have been lost?" When Yajnadatta lost his head. when there is no confusion. Sutra: "All you need do is not follow discriminations. visit www.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. living beings." If you don't give rise to discriminations.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 110 continuities of the world. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. N3 He explains that he should immediately stop. but it. Ba she la 550. Pi she ti 548. then. Pi la 549. Was there any reason why he became fearful for his head and went running about?" Was there really any reason why he got frightened and began to question the existence of his own head? His doubt was this: He said he couldn't see his own head and concluded that he didn't have a head. it would not be that he had obtained his head from someplace outside. How can it exist? Commentary: The head didn't actually go anywhere. 105.BTTSonline. Without a root. E Jya La. it isn't the case that one has obtained the True Suchness of the selfnature. where do you suppose confusion and falseness really are? You can't find them.

that ceasing is itself Bodhi. Nan 546. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. P'an Ting. pure. and if you can stop it.is not greater in the Buddha's case. E Jya La. Da jr two 545. It is not something obtained from anyone else. in Chuang Tze's Yang Shen Chu. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. bright mind originally pervades the Dharma Realm. The supreme.Shurangama-Mantra. Your confusion will quiet itself. the enlightened nature. pure. www. 108.org For latest version. it doesn't come from someplace external. you don't need to treat your self-nature like a baby and labor and toil on its behalf because the self-nature is inherent in you. It is something inherent in every person. the three conditions are cut off. once you understand in the midst of your confusion.com or www.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. bright mind -. E La He Di. Pi she ti 548. These three continuities existed in the first place because of your false consciousness and discriminating mind. By the same token.Ayurveda-Institute. which is incomparable and undefiled. that is. even by a little bit. there are no living beings. When the conditions are cut off.BTTSonline. E na li 547. and there is no karmic retribution. There is no cultivation of this Dharma and no certification to it. and do everything in their power to display their kindness and concern for it. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. originally pervades the Dharma Realm. 107. 106. and just that ceasing is Bodhi. change its diapers. was so powerful that he could decapitate a cow without exerting his "marrow and joints. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pan two pan two ni 552. your mad mind. They nourish the baby. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 3. although it is in the midst of confusion." The butcher. will cease of itself. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. with a light that shines everywhere. the causes do not arise. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Mi Li Ju. It is not something borrowed from someone else or obtained from some external place. The confusion basically has no foundation. and just that ceasing is Bodhi. It's not that after the confusion is gone. "Why. visit www. You don't have to care for it with the toil "of marrow and joint. The supreme. The meaning of "marrow and joint" here in the text is that you don't have to calculate and formulate a plan for how you are going to cultivate and become certified. 105. It is not something obtained from anyone The Reason for Perfect Penetration 111 else.org . Swo pe he then there is no world. the truth reveals itself. then. pure. Two li 551. and your lack of under standing is confusion.the supreme. Ning Jye Li 544. "The supreme. no one lacks it. This is the Page 273 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Simply getting rid of the confusion is the true. Rather. Your understanding is true. Ba she la 550. Sutra: "Then the madness of the Yajnadatta in your mind will cease of itself." He could cut through with a single swipe. They are not two things. The ceasing it self is Bodhi. nor is it even a little bit smaller in the case of living beings. One cultivates as if not cultivating and is certified as if there is no certification. Why. Pi la 549. labor and toil with marrow and joint to cultivate and be certified? Commentary: "Then the madness of the Yajnadatta in your mind. pure. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 4. bright mind. labor and toil with marrow and joint to cultivate and be certified?" An example of labor and toil is that of parents for their children. 2. Chr Two Ni. then." It's not the case that once it ceases it can start up again. there is the true. The true mind -. bright mind is innate in everyone.

Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.then Bodhi appears. "This is to be like the person who has a wish fulfilling pearl sewn in his clothing without realizing it.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 112 in a state of poverty. E La He Di. "Thus he roams abroad in a state of poverty" He is penniless: so destitute that he has hardly any clothes to wear. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Two li 551. Nan 546. Pi la 549. Pi she ti 548. begging for food and always on the move. Sutra: "This is to be like the person who has a wish fulfilling pearl sewn in his clothing without realizing it. 4. Mi Li Ju. your mad mind. Those greedy for worldly riches and honor. the appearance of Bodhi is not something that is obtained from outside. He must "beg for food and he is always on the move. E Jya La. Ba she la 550. You can have whatever wealth and riches come to your mind The person in the Buddha's example has a wish-fulfilling pearl sewn in his clothing "without realizing it. Chr Two Ni. He ends up a beggar." The wish-fulfilling pearl makes whatever wish you might have come true. They do that for fun.org . you can have silver. The wonderful Dharma of the Shurangama Sutra is just in this: It is not necessary to labor and toil in marrow and joint to cultivate and be certified. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Shurangama-Mantra. your perpetual state of confusion and lack of enlightenment disappears -. He is probably a very forgetful person and doesn't even remember such an important matter as this. This person is so poor that he has no choice. Although he is indeed destitute. because it can never be used up. Su Chye Dwo Ye. visit www.org For latest version. 107. if you want silver.com or www. Ning Jye Li 544. It is something we have all along. www. he has still hot lost his wish-fulfilling pearl. Swo pe he effortless Way. The first Hand and Eye in the Great Compassion Dharma is the Hand and Eye of the Wish-Fulfilling Pearl. But. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. lack understanding. don't realize that these mundane attainments are not genuine riches and Page 274 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. the pearl is never lost. If you want gold. The Buddha now gives Purna another example. 105." Although the fact of his poverty is very real. 106. but with the passage of time. Thus he roams abroad Volume One -. This shows that although we people are in a state of confusion. N4 He concludes with an analogy to show it is not lost. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ayurveda-Institute. Didn't Ananda say earlier. The Reason for Perfect Penetration 113 One may be confused. and not study the Buddhadharma. Da jr two 545. the pearl is never lost. he has forgotten about it.if your false thinking. "So that I needn't pass through countless aeons to attain the Dharma body?" He doesn't have to go through three great asamkhyeya kalpas to attain the Dharma body. Although he is indeed destitute. Perhaps he doesn't have a house and has to sleep along the road. for entertainment and pleasure. And the fine points of it are perfectly fused and unobstructed. still.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 108.BTTSonline. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. nor is there any need to nourish it in yourself. 3. our self-nature is not lost. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. E na li 547. Someone who has a wish-fulfilling pearl is the wealthiest person on earth. the self-nature is not lost. You don't have to cultivate and be certified. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Commentary: If the Yajnadatta within you. you can have gold. Pan two pan two ni 552. 2. anything at all can manifest from the wish fulfilling pearl. By this I don't mean that he is like people who get together and go camping out in the open. ceases -." Maybe he once knew.

a wise person shows him the pearl: all his wishes are fulfilled. you don't realize that your self nature is like the hidden wish-fulfilling pearl. 105.com or www. and they come to discover their innate wealth. if your crazy thoughts disappear. Pan two pan two ni 552. and you yourself have already forgotten. is not obtained from outside. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. bright mind -. When you can Volume One -. 2. Pi la 549.Ayurveda-Institute. as we listen to instruction on the Shurangama Sutra. Mi Li Ju. Ning Jye Li 544. Swo pe he honor. So.is certainly not lost. and he realizes that the pearl did not come from somewhere outside.org . even when you don't understand your self-nature. If you uncover your wish-fulfilling pearl. a wise person shows him the pearl. Those who cultivate and believe in the Buddhadharma understand that their self-nature is inherent within them. E na li 547." When you become enlightened.The Reason for Perfect Penetration 114 accomplish Buddhahood. even with the help of accountants The "great wealth" represents one's understanding of one's inherent self-nature and one's being certified as having attained the enlightened fruition of Bodhi. 106. "All his wishes are fulfilled. But. That is genuine riches and honor. Nan 546. Pi she ti 548. then you have attained genuine wealth and honor. "Oh. You'll think. www." the wish-fulfilling pearl.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Since you don't under stand the Buddhadharma. Chr Two Ni.org For latest version." He understands that the "spiritual pearl." But you haven't had a wise person to instruct you. and "he obtains great wealth. Selfish desires cut off completely: That is the true field of blessings. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Su Chye Dwo Ye. you will become the most wealthy person in the world. I wouldn't have had put forth so much effort. So. 3. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. If your false-thinking mind stops. visit www." The wise person is analogous to the Buddha. The poorest people are those who do not recognize genuine principle. Showing him the pearl in his clothing represents pointing out to him his inherent Buddha-nature. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Another definition of genuine wealth is this: The mind's stopping and thoughts' ceasing: That is true wealth and honor. they are those who do not understand the Buddhadharma." Commentary: "Suddenly. Ba she la 550. "He realizes that the pearl did not come from somewhere outside. It is still inherently yours. E Jya La. "If I'd realized this earlier. 107. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. pure. 4." He be comes an elder with great blessings. Sutra: "Suddenly. Da jr two 545. E La He Di. I wouldn't have had to endure such poverty. still the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One -. he obtains great wealth. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 108. I wouldn't have had to go outside begging for food. so that's what it's all about. He has so much money that he can't count it all. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. He can have whatever he wants." when he obtains the wish-fulfilling pearl. each of us should discover the wish-fulfilling pearl in his or her clothing.the supreme. Two li 551. and you'll say.Shurangama-Mantra. You will know.BTTSonline. you will know that basically you were an enlightened person all along. This means that he knows that his inherent Buddhanature is not obtained from outside himself. Page 275 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.

Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. then you are a person who is a genuine field of blessings. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E Jya La. E La He Di.org . no thoughts of desire. Nan 546. you won't have any more greed. www. 3. Pan two pan two ni 552.Shurangama-Mantra. 108. Ning Jye Li 544. because you will already have everything. Da jr two 545.BTTSonline. E na li 547. Mi Li Ju. and if you have no selfishness. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. 105. Chr Two Ni.com or www. Everything will be yours. Ba she la 550. 2. 106. Swo pe he when you obtain the wish-fulfilling pearl.org For latest version. Pi la 549. Two li 551. Page 276 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pi she ti 548. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. visit www. 4.Ayurveda-Institute.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 107.

World Honored Page 277 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. and that is not only true of us who are young in years. World Honored One. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. then. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and Subhuti. 107. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.org . It is not something obtained from anyone else. E Jya La. the three causes for them do not arise. stealing. It does not come from somewhere outside. the greed of stealing. When these three conditions are cut off. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Swo pe he CHAPTER 3 Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions J2 He also instructs Ananda. E La He Di. and mixing and uniting? What you are talking about right now is the dharma of causes and conditions. "The World Honored One now explains that when the three conditions of the karma of killing. visit www. spontaneity. E na li 547. Pan two pan two ni 552. That's what the Buddha said. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. then arose in the Great Assembly. 3. Pi la 549. Then the madness of Yajnadatta in the mind. It is not something obtained from anyone else.org For latest version. Shariputra. Then the madness of Yajnadatta in the mind ceases of itself. became enlightened and obtained the state of no outflows upon hearing the Buddha expound upon causes and conditions. 2. stealing. does the Thus Come One abruptly reject causes and conditions? Commentary: Ananda then bowed at the Buddha's feet. 105. Why. of us Sound-Hearers who still have to study." Sutra: "It was through causes and conditions that my mind became enlightened. bring about the continuity of the world. This principle is quite obviously the dharma of causes and conditions. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. www. Chr Two Ni.Shurangama-Mantra. does the Thus Come One abruptly reject causes and conditions? Why does the World Honored One reject causes and conditions. These clearly are causes and conditions. that confusion in the mind. and just that ceasing is Bodhi. 4. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. 106. Mahamaudgalyayana. Sutra: Ananda then bowed at the Buddha's feet.Ayurveda-Institute. and just that ceasing is Bodhi. ceases of itself. and lust are cut off" -. the continuity of living beings. Mi Li Ju. then. who are now in this assembly and who followed the elder Brahmans.BTTSonline. "It was through the principle of causes and conditions that my mind became enlightened. and the greed of lust. Pi she ti 548. and the continuity of karmic retribution.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1.the Buddha has discussed how the greed of killing. Nan 546. "The three causes for them do not arise. why. Da jr two 545.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 116 these three kinds of karma. Ning Jye Li 544. Ba she la 550. and said to the Buddha.com or www. arose in the Great Assembly. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Volume One -. Commentary: Ananda said. he prostrated himself and grasped the Buddha's feet. "The World Honored One now explains that when the three conditions of the karma of killing. and lust are cut off. Two li 551. and said to the Buddha. K1 Ananda traces the Buddha's words and attaches to causes a conditions. 108. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. These clearly are causes and conditions.

So the spontaneity that Maskari Goshaliputra and others advocated in Rajagriha then becomes the primary meaning! I only hope you will let fall great compassion and break through my confusion.became enlightened Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 117 and obtained the state of no outflows upon hearing the Buddha expound upon causes and conditions.org For latest version. of the ‘Big Bean Clan. 4. those of us with too much false thinking. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. you previously spoke the Dharma Of causes and conditions and the Arhats opened enlightenment and were certified as having attained the fruition. Swo pe he One." They heard the doctrine of the Twelve Conditioned Causes as expressed by the Buddha and became enlightened.BTTSonline. Now you've done away with causes and conditions. second. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. of us Sound-Hearers who still have to study. Two li 551. "Sound-Hearers" are the Arhats who awakened to the Way upon hearing the Buddha speak Dharma. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 3. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Now you say that Bodhi does not come from causes and conditions." Commentary: "World Honored One. His name means "One Who Has Not Seen The Way. they became fourth-stage Arhats -. They had done what had to be done and would not have to undergo further rebirth. I hope that with your mind of great Volume One -." ( bu chien tao). Da jr two 545. ‘Son of the Egret. Ananda says. By using causes and conditions. 108.com or www. and third fruition still have to study. 105. Now that the Buddha has renounced causes and conditions. They had done what had to be done. Pi she ti 548. www.' Shariputra.the Brahmans who expounded the theory of spontaneity -.they obtained the penetration of the extinction of outflows. When all their outflows were ended.Shurangama-Mantra. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Page 278 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. of us Bhikshus. Mi Li Ju." K2 The Thus Come One expels his deep emotion and upbraids him for attaching so tightly. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 107. E Jya La.' Subhuti. E na li 547. Sutra: "Now you say that Bodhi does not come from causes and conditions. Pi la 549. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 2. Ning Jye Li 544.org .' who are now in this assembly and who followed the elder Brahmans -. spontaneity must reign supreme." The level of fourth-stage Arhatship is called the position of "having nothing left to study. 106. " I only hope you will let fall great compassion and break through my confusion.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 118 kindness and compassion you will bring us out of our confusion. Pan two pan two ni 552. They became Arhats with no outflows. Instruct those of us who don't recognize true principle. and that is not only true of us who are young in years. Ba she la 550. The spontaneity that Maskari Goshaliputra and others advocated in Rajagriha then becomes the primary meaning!" Maskari Goshaliputra was a leader of an externalist path that propounded spontaneity. Buddha. ‘Born into Emptiness.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. They had no more ignorance. Nan 546. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Chr Two Ni.Ayurveda-Institute. and so All their outflows were ended. E La He Di. And would undergo no further becoming. visit www. "Mahamaudgalyayana." Those at the level of the first. the Buddha destroyed the theory of spontaneity. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. L1 He uses an analogy to expel his emotion and put forth his meaning.

and he never got it back. It was a spontaneous part of him. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi la 549. That's just the way he was: he had a head. and what aspect of it was spontaneous? That's all there is to say about these two principles it's just a matter of what I have explained here. Ning Jye Li 544. what aspect of his situation arose from causes and conditions. it was a spontaneous part of him.BTTSonline. There was never a time when it was not. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 3. E La He Di. The madness and fear arose from falseness. What were the causes and conditions here? Where was the spontaneity? Sutra: "If he naturally had a head and went mad due to causes and conditions. Nan 546. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E Jya La. did he suddenly fear that he had no head and start running about madly? Commentary: "Ananda. Two li 551. You tell me. 4. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. E na li 547. Why. Page 279 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. "Let us take the case of Yajnadatta in the city: if the causes and conditions of his madness cease. 106. did he suddenly fear that he had no head and start running about madly?" His head was there. Commentary: The Buddha said to Ananda. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. "Let us take the case of Yajnadatta in the city: if the causes and conditions of his madness cease… Can you explain the causes and conditions of his madness? If his madness ceases.org .org For latest version. Why. 108. Yajnadatta's head was spontaneously there. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. www. then. Ba she la 550. but fretted that he could not see his own eyes and face.com or www. Chr Two Ni. It wasn't that Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 119 originally he didn't have a head.Ayurveda-Institute. then. 105. the nature that is not mad will spontaneously come forth. The madness and fear arose from falseness. then. Da jr two 545. why he got scared and said that he was afraid he didn't have a head.Shurangama-Mantra.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the nature that is not mad will spontaneously come forth." Sutra: "Ananda. 2. There was never a time when it was not. Mi Li Ju. There was never any change that took place. labor the point about causes and conditions? Commentary: "Basically his head was not lost. He frightened himself into losing his head and started running around like a mad man. Pan two pan two ni 552. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi she ti 548. The entire principle of spontaneity and causes and conditions is nothing more than that. Swo pe he Sutra: The Buddha said to Ananda. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. then. Tell me. 107." He picked up a mirror one morning and said that he could see the eyes and eyebrows of the head very clearly in the mirror. Why. would it not be just as natural for him to lose his head due to causes and conditions? Commentary: Why didn't he really lose his head?" Sutra: "Basically his head was not lost. do you realize that Yajnadatta's head was spontaneously there? He never lost it. The entire principle of spontaneity and causes and conditions is nothing more than that. it was never lost. visit www.

106. you have attained the Bodhi mind. or greed of lust in you. His madness and fear arose from falseness. Swo pe he Madness and fear arose.and recognize the madness of your pursuit: you see that it is you who are running madly about. Su Chye Dwo Ye. greed of stealing. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. the madness and fear would be fundamental. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua." L2 Tells him repeatedly to expel absolutely all emotion.if you want to argue the point and say that in fact his madness arose spontaneously of itself. then both spontaneity and causes and conditions become idle theories. it was not a phony head in the first place -. Da jr two 545. Pi she ti 548.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. then both spontaneity and causes and conditions become idle theories.were we to say his natural state he was not mad. That is why I say that the three conditions' ceasing to be is itself the Bodhi mind. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi la 549. the madness and fear would be fundamental -. there really hadn't been any change at all. Pan two pan two ni 552. Before he went mad. visit www. where was his madness hidden? Show me the place that the madness was hiding. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. When you know that you have not lost your head and realize that there is no reason for you to be running crazily about.org . 105. "There was never any change that took place. Two li 551. Before he went mad. and his head were in fact not lost -there was nothing false about his head.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 120 Commentary: "If the madness were spontaneous -. 107. then. then. Ning Jye Li 544. E La He Di.com or www. Ba she la bang ni pan 553." Sutra: "If the madness were not spontaneous. 2.if you understand clearly about your own head -.BTTSonline." Although he went mad and began running about in fear that he had no head. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Sutra: "The Bodhi mind's being produced and the mind subject to Page 280 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.the madness and fear would have been there all the time. So why. and he went running crazily about. Nan 546.Ayurveda-Institute. where was his madness hidden? Volume One -.why did he run about in a state of madness? Why did he go mad and run about?" Sutra: "If you realize that you have a head and recognize the madness of your pursuit. Talk about causes and conditions and spontaneity just becomes a joke. when you Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 121 have cut off these three causes and conditions. Mi Li Ju. Chr Two Ni. 3. 108. if you realize that you have a head -. why did he run about in a state of madness? Commentary: "If the madness were not spontaneous -. That is why I say that the three conditions' ceasing to be is itself the Bodhi mind. www. and his head were in fact not lost. You can't find it. Commentary: "Ananda. then. labor the point about causes and conditions? What causes and conditions are you going to make out of this? Spontaneity was involved?" Sutra: "If the madness were spontaneous. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 4.org For latest version. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ba she la 550. E na li 547. When there is no more greed of killing.Shurangama-Mantra. E Jya La.

Sutra: "To call the lack of production and extinction spontaneity is the same as to say that the single substance formed by the combination of all mundane appearances is a mixed and united Volume One -. is still production and extinction.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 122 essence. You should realize that. Ning Jye Li 544. and that whatever is not mixed and united is basically spontaneous in nature. then clearly it must be that the thought of spontaneity arises. www. and mixing and uniting are devoid of their unifying quality" : the phrase. It is the great Shurangama Samadhi. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. When spontaneity isn't spontaneity and mixing and uniting don't have the causes and Page 281 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Saying that spontaneity is the opposite of production and extinction is just like saying that spontaneity is the opposite of a lot of appearances in the world coming together and forming a mixed and united substance. then. and both the abandonment of them and their existence cease to be -. Spontaneity in those terms is still in the realm of duality. Chr Two Ni.that is no idle theory. It is like saying that a lack of mixing and uniting is spontaneity. Commentary: "When spontaneity is devoid of spontaneity. Commentary: "The ending of both production and extinction is the effortless Way.Shurangama-Mantra. 2. not a case of spontaneity. Ba she la 550. 106. Commentary: We refer to the Bodhi mind as being produced and the mind of production and extinction as being extinguished. and the mind subject to production and extinction ceases. Swo pe he production and extinction's being extinguished is simply production and extinction.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. You should understand that if there is spontaneity. That. 4. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. then. Nan 546.BTTSonline. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Pi she ti 548. and mixing and uniting are devoid of their unifying quality. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. then clearly it must be that the thought of spontaneity arises and the mind subject to production and extinction ceases: that.com or www. then the thought of spontaneity arises. 105. Commentary: "To call the lack of production and extinction spontaneity is the same as to say that the single substance formed by the combination of all mundane appearances is a mixed and united essence. visit www. E Jya La. 108. If there is spontaneity. but in reality they have no actual sub stance or nature. 3. Sutra: "The ending of both production and extinction is the effortless Way. Mi Li Ju. E La He Di. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pan two pan two ni 552. Pi la 549. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. "mixing and uniting" refers to causes and conditions.org For latest version. If there is spontaneity. 107. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Da jr two 545. then you are proposing a case of production and extinction. so that spontaneity and unity alike are abandoned. If your understanding is that the mind subject to production and extinction is extinguished. Sutra: "When spontaneity is devoid of spontaneity. Two li 551.org . is still production and extinction.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.

Pi she ti 548. but it only aids your idle theorizing. E Jya La. are still so far away that you must undoubtedly pass through kalpas of bitterness and diligence before you cultivate them and are certified. indeed. "You can hold in memory." There aren't any causes and conditions and there isn't any spontaneity. If we look at where you are now. E La He Di. Sutra: "Bodhi and Nirvana are still so far away that you must undoubtedly pass through kalpas of bitterness and diligence before you cultivate them and are certified. I wonder if anyone still remembers them. it does nothing but help you concoct idle theories. "so that spontaneity and unity alike are abandoned": the two doctrines of spontaneity and of the uniting aspect of causes and conditions are each abandoned. Pi la 549. you can remember very clearly and never leave anything out. Such an explanation as that is no idle theory -.org . and people in the world refer to you as the one foremost in learning. yet you could not avoid the difficulty of Matangi. "That is no idle theory." Sutra: "You can hold in memory the twelve divisions of the sutras spoken by the Buddhas of the ten directions and their pure. Swo pe he conditions of mixing and uniting." When One separates from causes and conditions and spontaneity. Chr Two Ni. 3. It's not real. Volume One -. There is no spontaneity and no causes and conditions.Ayurveda-Institute. E na li 547. 4. wonderful principles as many as the sands of the River Ganges": In the Twelve Divisions of the Canon the doctrines are pure and inconceivable and as numerous as the sands of the Ganges. Ning Jye Li 544. 105. those fruitions.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. "And both the abandonment of them and their existence cease to be. before you can finish cultivating and reach certification and attainment to Bodhi and Nirvana. Commentary: "Bodhi and Nirvana. You will certainly have to pass through very many kalpas. 106. both are gone. You have spent aeons upon aeons saturating yourself with learning.it's not just talking in riddles. visit www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 124 L4 He proves to him that idle theories have no merit. Ananda. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.Shurangama-Mantra." I explained the Twelve Divisions of the Canon at the beginning of this Sutra. Da jr two 545. Commentary: I will list the Twelve Divisions of the Canon again for you: Page 282 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. both dharmas are abandoned. Although you can remember so many sutras. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Nan 546. 107. enduring a lot of suffering and toiling at great length. Two li 551.org For latest version. 2.BTTSonline. Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 123 L3 He directly scolds him for his excessive attachment to idle theories. www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Bodhi and Nirvana are very far away. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. wonderful principles as many as the sands of the River Ganges. 108. the twelve divisions of the sutras spoken by the Buddhas of the ten directions. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.com or www. Sutra: "You can discuss causes and conditions and spontaneity and understand them perfectly clearly. but it only aids your idle theorizing. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pan two pan two ni 552. "And their pure. Mi Li Ju. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Ba she la 550. Su Chye Dwo Ye.

Although you remember so many things. 3. those of you who come to hear the Sutras every day may not remember what you've heard. now I get it. Da jr two 545. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Mi Li Ju. Present lives. Pi la 549. E La He Di. Ba she la 550. Ning Jye Li 544. Su Chye Dwo Ye. In other words. 106.org For latest version. Two li 551." Oh. 8. Prose.BTTSonline. 10. It never occurred to me before. what use are you? No matter how many books you've read. Tell me. so that you have to look things up before you can explain them.com or www. You don't want to be like Ananda.org . Every day that you study you get better. Former events. no matter how much Buddhadharma you remember. 107. In fact. Bestowal of predictions. 6. I figured it out when I reached this passage of text in the Sutra. isn't it? He became infused with study and learning. 5. You can remember the principles very clearly and explain them precisely. Chr Two Ni.Ayurveda-Institute. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. You have spent aeons upon aeons saturating yourself with learning. Some people say that when they study they advance a little and then retreat a little. you should aim at remembering it. visit www. When you study. And people in Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 125 the world refer to you as the one foremost in learning. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. E na li 547. when you are studying the Sutras you won't be smoking cigarettes or doing other things that are bad for you. E Jya La. Discussions. I remembered them. In the same way. Page 283 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 2. Universalities. 4. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 2. 9. It's a lot of bother when you don't remember clearly what you've studied. like the incense saturates the air here in the hall. 7. you still couldn't keep out of trouble with Matangi.Shurangama-Mantra. At the very least. Previously non-existent Dharma.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. retreating from having studied is a lot better than not having studied at all. but just think how helpful it is in ridding yourself of bad habits and faults. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. those of you who are following this explanation of the Sutra should remember what you read. Swo pe he 1. 12. 108. 11. I didn't look at any note's or refer to any commentary. Unconnected Dharma. Nan 546. When I listed them. You should work to remember the essential parts of the Sutra. Pan two pan two ni 552. Repetitive verses. who depended on erudition and neglected samadhi. Now I know why none of you remember the things I explain. You've developed your intelligence and memory-power. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. as soon as you see a woman. how could we even speak of retreat? Yet you could not avoid the difficulty of Matangi. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Interjected passages. 4. Analogies. "You can discuss causes and conditions and spontaneity and understand them perfectly clearly. That's probably it. 3. you get confused. but in the final analysis. www. You've seen that Ananda was able to remember so many Sutras but that it didn't do him any good. 105. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi she ti 548. Unrequested Dharma. so you have decided not to commit a single sentence to memory. If you never take a single step forward.

He became more important to her than her own life. was red in the face at this point. 107. Her mother recited the "former Brahma-Heaven Mantra. When he got there and recited the Shurangama Mantra. Chr Two Ni. E na li 547.org . the thought of the beauty of Matangi's daughter had planted itself in his mind. He commanded Manjushri Bodhisattva to take the mantra and go provide protection so that Ananda could be saved.com or www. he must have blushed when Shakyamuni Buddha asked him that question. 4. visit www. She went home and told her mother that she absolutely had to trap Ananda. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 2. 105. Now she is one of a vigorous group in my dharma assembly. Page 284 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. he never would have gone along. proper. Pi la 549. and you followed that woman right into her house. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 126 daughter's heart died instantly. Her sexual desire. Commentary: The Buddha said. he turned his head away but gave in again and took another look. Ning Jye Li 544. Sutra: "Why did you have to wait for me to use the spiritual mantra of the Buddha's summit? The fire of lust in Matangi's Volume One -. and she attained the position of an Anagamin. If Ananda hadn't had the least bit of interest in Matangi's daughter. her ignorance. and she was able to set you free. we say the mantra confused him. It's certain that Matangi's daughter caught Ananda's eye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. The river of love dried up in her. What were you up to. Although he had been certified to the first fruition of Arhatship. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.org For latest version. but basically the deviant cannot overcome the . Pan two pan two ni 552. Swo pe he what use is it all if you forget everything as soon as you see a woman? Why are you like that?" the Buddha asks Ananda. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Ananda followed her in a daze. After looking her over a few times this way. "What a pretty girl!" Determined not to look again. E La He Di. then the recitation of the mantra would have had no effect. 3. "The fire of lust in Matangi's daughter's heart died instantly.BTTSonline. E Jya La. www. The Buddha realized that Ananda was on the verge of destroying the precept-substance. "You've studied so much Buddhadharma." and Ananda became confused. So when her Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 127 mother recited the mantra. and once you got in there you were on the verge of doing some unmentionable things. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. He stole several glances at her. Ba she la 550. You lost your head. Actually. anyway?" At this point the Buddha was like a judge cross-examining Ananda. and she attained the position of an Anagamin. Nan 546. why didn't you recite them for her? Why did you lose control? You see a woman and forget everything. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. The way you look at it. Two li 551. the third fruition of Arhatship. the only thing that exists in the whole world is women. Da jr two 545. 106. Pi she ti 548.Shurangama-Mantra. no doubt. Why did you have to wait for me to use the spiritual mantra of the Buddha's summit and tell Manjushri Bodhisattva to go save you? You yourself remember so much of the Twelve Divisions of the Canon. instantly died. Mi Li Ju. but you go berserk as soon as you see a woman. 108. and so he immediately spoke the Shurangama Mantra. If this hadn't been the case.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1." Matangi's daughter had loved Ananda. Ananda.Ayurveda-Institute. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.

4. what do you find so attractive about it now when it's still intact?" Volume One -. visit www. Ba she la 550. Because her love for Ananda was so extreme. www. you'd never do it again. threw on his clothes. "How did I get here?" he wondered. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. she pursued him. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. "We'll gouge them out and you can have them" the Buddha interrupted. So Ananda ran back to the Jeta Grove with Mantangi's daughter chasing along behind. it is really agonizing. When she arrived. " And she was able to set you free. Pan two pan two ni 552. E Jya La." said the Buddha." she summed up." she continued. swirling around you on all sides. E na li 547." she protested." "If you slice it off. If you really understood. But you don't." Love is like a torrential river which flows on ceaselessly.org . 2. "If it wouldn't be attractive then. "What do you love about Ananda?" the Buddha asked." she replied. "I love Ananda's nose. Ananda no doubt jumped up. Nan 546. "Now she is one of a vigorous group in my dharma assembly.Shurangama-Mantra. "What are you doing here?" "I love Ananda. "Why are you leaving at the most important moment?" she cried. and ran out. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Mi Li Ju. Pi she ti 548. Then there will be some hope for you.Ayurveda-Institute. When Matangi's daughter realized he was leaving. 107. "We'll just slice it off and you can take it back with you. He had been right at the point of intercourse with Matangi's daughter. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. the Buddha asked her." "We'll cut off his nose and give it to you. so you think about it when you're awake and dream about it when you are asleep and can't leave it alone. In actuality. but will be totally confused and keep going back to it. E La He Di." The word translated as "group" here is literally "forest" in the Chinese text.com or www. thinking it is a source of happiness." was the Buddha's immediate reply. Ning Jye Li 544. it won't be attractive. "I love Ananda's eyes. Chr Two Ni. and he headed directly back to the Jeta Grove in the Garden of the Benefactor of Orphans and the Solitary.org For latest version. 3.BTTSonline. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. and when Manjushri Bodhisattva arrived with the Shurangama Mantra. "The river of love dried up in her. Pi la 549. She said. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. 108. "I love Ananda's whole face. Let me say to all of you now that you don't have to fear sexual attraction between men and women. she suddenly became enlightened and was certified to the third fruition of Arhatship. for her the river of love disappeared. But when Matangi's daughter heard the Buddha speak Dharma. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Da jr two 545." Because Matangi's daughter was certified to Page 285 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 105. The fire of love and desire was transformed into an indestructible body of vajra. Swo pe he Ananda's mind cleared.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 128 And in the moment she took to think that over. she instantaneously accomplished to the fruition when the Buddha spoke that Dharma for her. It's just to be feared that you won't wake up. it represents a gathering of people who are courageously vigorous. "That's easy. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Two li 551. 106. all you have to do is wake up to it and realize what it's really all about.

In five hundred former lives. it was love at first sight -. Hadn't even obtained the second fruition. Ananda was still a first stage Arhat. Pan two pan two ni 552.org For latest version." Bodhisattvas also have no outflows. but when one person hears it. Pi la 549. Ning Jye Li 544. and stupidity.you can remember and recite the Buddha's teachings. Last life she had probably said to Ananda. The Buddha speaks of non-outflow cultivation "that is intent upon Volume One -.com or www. 3. love between fathers and sons. One explanation of a single principle is viewed differently by different people. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. it is one principle. and you do not realize that a Dharma is being spoken for me. your greed. In fact. 2." People think that love is a wonderful thing. that is. E na li 547. she didn't try to hold onto you. That's what is meant by "secret". "Teachings" is literally "adornments" in the text. what is inconceivable and ineffable. At the level of fourth stage Arhatship there are "no outflows." At this point. Let us never part. To have no outflows means you have cut off all your habits and faults.Ayurveda-Institute. 107." "Secret" means what cannot be expressed in words or conceived of in thought. "Secret" also refers to knowledge which is not shared between two people. indicating that the doctrines that the Buddha explains are extremely lofty and valuable. that being apart from Page 286 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. I am unaware of a Dharma being spoken for you. they probably had vows from former lives. visit www. " It's not as good as cultivating Dharma-doors with no afflictions. Her love for him was unavoidable. let's always get married to each other. 106. Da jr two 545. your ability to keep in mind the Thus Come One's wonderful secret teachings of aeon after aeon -. Ananda. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 130 getting far away from the two worldly sufferings of love and hate. Ananda. "I know. Sutra: "Therefore.org . E La He Di. For instance. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 108. your ability to keep in mind the Thus Come One's wonderful secret teachings of aeon after aeon is not as good as a single day of no-outflow cultivation that is intent upon getting far away from the two worldly sufferings of love and hate. "In the future.Shurangama-Mantra. Su Chye Dwo Ye. It may be the same Dharma. 105. but Matangi's daughter went right past him and was certified to the third fruition. L5 He urges him to diligently cultivate no outflows. Swo pe he the third fruition of Arhatship. Chr Two Ni." Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 129 That's why the love between them was so strong that they fell in love as soon as they laid eyes on each other. 4. hatred. Ba she la 550. Nan 546. Mi Li Ju. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. each per son received his own benefit. But in fact love is suffering. Commentary: "Therefore. and so there is love between men and women.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. www. whereas another person hears in it a different meaning.she had met her husband from former lives. your ignorance and afflictions. Two li 551. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. E Jya La. Ananda and Matangi's daughter had been married to each other. "But your ability to remember so many Sutras is not as good as a single day of no-outflow cultivation. Dharma-doors with no false thinking. Pi she ti 548.BTTSonline. and so now you've been set free. of course. So when she saw Ananda.

Why does love arise? Because there is hate. Why does hate arise? Because there is love. What love? You love day in and day out. Again. and she retaliates by cracking his head open or drawing blood wherever she can. Nan 546. 3. So if couples have affinities from former lives. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Chr Two Ni. the wife thinks of ways to make her husband comfortable. So don't love and don't hate. and no matter what the husband says. Page 287 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. It's still suffering.org .org For latest version. There was no sticky emotion between them. If you don't understand this principle. it's still suffering. And what goes on between couples and parents and children is a matter of past causes reaping effects in this present life. No matter what the wife thinks. Two li 551. That is the Middle Way. Some couples are as "polite as guests" to each other. they were like close friends. The expression in China is "She places things above her eyebrows" when she serves her husband. When a couple has affinities. 107. 106. hate. so that he's embarrassed to be seen in public. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Some couples come together because of mutual antagonism. 4. each helps the other out in every situation. Pan two pan two ni 552. the wife disagrees. Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 131 All day long people talk about love. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Mi Li Ju. because of resentment and animosity built up from former lives. They mutually respect each other.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. love. The husband must be careful not to do anything to offend his wife and the wife must not do anything to hurt her husband. The household becomes one of complete antagonism and there is bickering and quarreling from morning to night. 105. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. who are you going to love then? If you understand the principle. Da jr two 545. Pi she ti 548. When love reaches the ultimate point. Swo pe he those you love is suffering. But tell me. But even if you aren't away from them. we cultivate to be come enlightened. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.com or www.BTTSonline. Ning Jye Li 544. to understand. then both sufferings are agony. Her husband also was particularly respectful of her.Shurangama-Mantra." you say. Ba she la 550. The husband beats his wife. visit www. 2. E na li 547. they come together in this life. E Jya La. the two sufferings of love and hate don't exist. 108. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. it turns into its opposite. the husband disapproves. love. Wouldn't you say that this is suffering? It started out as love and turned into hate. E La He Di. www. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. If the wife gets sick. This refers to a wife of old who used to lift the plates of food above her eyebrows in a gesture of respect before serving them to her husband. Therefore. so that we will not be turned around by these states. you love until you die.Ayurveda-Institute. Pi la 549. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. in this life they will be compatible. If the husband is tired. That's why it's said that they are one and the same suffering. the husband quickly finds a doctor to treat her illness.

printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Ananda was still stuck at the first stage while his wife of five hundred former lives went right past him." In former lives she had been a woman of the streets. As was just mentioned. visit www. Two li 551.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Page 288 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary.Ayurveda-Institute.org . love and hate are both suffering. Ba she la 550. As soon as the Buddha spoke Dharma for her. Take unrequited love.'" Her name represents her understanding of the self-nature. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 3.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 132 "Now her name in dharma is Bhikshuni ‘Nature. Mi Li Ju. I want to keep them around. 108. love and desire were dispelled by the spiritual power of the mantra." you retort. no one will force you to do otherwise. Swo pe he VERY VERY IMPORTANT L6 He reminds him of the baseness of his experience and severely scolds him. Pan two pan two ni 552. for instance. with a great amount of sexual desire. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.Shurangama-Mantra. Ning Jye Li 544. But you should also know that the Shurangama Mantra not only gets rid of emotional love and desire. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Sutra: "In Matangi's daughter. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. It was because she saw through it. but in the end they never get what they want. Nan 546. that's up to you. www. E na li 547. 4. it can increase your spiritual powers and your wisdom. Emotional love is suffering. Its power is inconceivable. a former prostitute. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. love and desire were dispelled by the spiritual power of the mantra. 105. "I don't want my love and desire to disappear. E Jya La. Even so. she was immediately certified to the third fruition of Arhatship without going in sequence through the first two stages. "Then I don't want to recite it any more. Su Chye Dwo Ye.com or www.org For latest version. Wouldn't you say that ceaseless thinking is suffering? Volume One -. Pi la 549. Pi she ti 548. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. People in love think of nothing else but the object of their desire to the point that they can't sleep and they lose their appetite. 106. Now her name in dharma is Bhikshuni ‘Nature. Chr Two Ni. a former prostitute. 2. They keep dreaming up methods of pursuit. the strength of the Shurangama Mantra obliterated her emotional love. She was certified to all three fruitions at once." Keep them around? Well. So now we know that the function of the Shurangama Mantra is to obliterate each person's love and desire. E La He Di.BTTSonline. 107. saw that love and desire are basically empty. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. If that's what you want.' Commentary: "In Matangi's daughter. Da jr two 545.

and because of that "they were both freed from their bonds and received predictions. Da jr two 545. However." The bonds are those of greed and desire. do you cheat yourself and still remain caught up in looking and listening?" Commentary: "She and Rahula's mother. visit www. Pi she ti 548. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. but he was not conceived through sexual intercourse. Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 133 Yashodhara." if you Page 289 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Because they singlemindedly became permeated with the cultivation of the goodness of no outflows. Yashodhara wanted to have a son by him. which tie one up so one cannot get free.Ayurveda-Institute. E Jya La. but you'll find it's an inconceivable and ineffable state of affairs.org . Why. Pan two pan two ni 552. then. You may want to figure out how she could get pregnant just by having him point at her. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. Rahula's mother's name. They wanted to turn around and cultivate the goodness of no outflows. Shakyamuni Buddha was married at seventeen years old and left the home-life at nineteen. 108. Mi Li Ju. 3. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. This is another case of cause and effect. 106. Before the Buddha left home. 107. And those of you now who read the phrase "freed from their bonds. Rahula had plugged up a mouse-hole. Two li 551. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.BTTSonline. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Su Chye Dwo Ye.com or www." Rahula lived in his mother's womb for six years. Chr Two Ni. Yashodhara both became aware of their past causes and knew that for many kalpas they had endured the suffering of greed and love. Ba she la 550. Rahula had to undergo the retribution of dwelling six years in his mother's womb. E na li 547. and "both became aware of their past causes and knew that for many kalpas they had endured the suffering of greed and love. Nan 546. www. They knew that the reason why they had not awakened for life after life was that they suffered from greed and emotional love." They obtained the knowledge of past lives and thus were not only aware of their former lives but knew the causes and effects of life after life from limitless kalpas past. Matangi's daughter and Bhikshuni Yashodhara both became enlightened. Yashodhara… Rahula was the Buddha's son. Matangi's daughter had been a prostitute in former lives and Yashodhara's sexual desire was not small either. it was not a sexual relationship. Ning Jye Li 544. In a former life. This may sound like a myth. People considered her an especially fine woman. Swo pe he Sutra: "She and Rahula's mother.org For latest version. the ultimate wholesomeness. So the Buddha pointed to her belly and she conceived. means "Renowned. and it took six days for the mouse to gnaw out another passageway. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." indicating that she had a good reputation. 2. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Although he married. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. they were both freed from their bonds and received predictions. 4. Rahula's name means "Obstacle. Pi la 549. "they singlemindedly became permeated with the cultivation of the goodness of no outflows" they turned the light around and became in fused with cultivation.Shurangama-Mantra. As a result. 105. They decided they did not want to go down the path to birth and death any longer. E La He Di. but this is how it is actually recorded in the Buddhist Sutras.

www. the happier you get. should become enlightened.org . Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. you. The more you listen. placed his palms together. They understood the doctrine of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. Pi la 549. which is empty and yet not empty. The experience of light ease is the initial expedient of Ch'an meditation. Their minds awakened to the actual appearance. Their minds awakened to the actual appearance. as did the members of the Great Assembly. Ba she la 550. They experienced "light ease" both physically and mentally.com or www. E na li 547. "The Buddhadharma is so wonderful. The mind experiences great joy and the body feels very relaxed and at ease. and you should wonder. you don't know where the pain and false thoughts have gone to." and you experience boundless and limitless bliss. visit www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. and said to the Buddha. 107. Nan 546. The Buddha used his samadhi to fill them with bliss. Before this. may have this experience. bowed at the Buddha's feet. 3. And now. 108. It occurs when one has a little bit of success. their doubts and delusion were dispelled. too. Swo pe he have good roots. their doubts and delusion were dispelled. 105. 2. You sit there and your legs don't hurt and your back doesn't ache and there are no false thoughts in your head. Pi she ti 548.BTTSonline. as Ananda and Purna and the members of the Great Assembly listen to the Buddha's explanation of wonderful Dharma. Pan two pan two ni 552. It's not easy to describe the experience of "light ease.org For latest version. Now the Buddha's instruction had quelled their doubts. and they obtained what they had never had before. "Oh. Mi Li Ju. Sutra: Once again he wept. "Too bad I didn't hear Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 135 it sooner. Su Chye Dwo Ye. the more you like it. 106. one has an extremely blissful feeling. Da jr two 545. they experienced "Light ease" both physically and mentally. then. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. E La He Di. 4. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Purna and Ananda had both had doubts and questions.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. the substance and principle of the actual appearance. that subtle and wonderful Dharma-door. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.Shurangama-Mantra. Everyone then felt a most pleasing and peaceful sensation. and they obtained what they had never had before. Commentary: When Ananda and the Great Assembly heard the Buddha's instruction. do you cheat yourself and still remain caught up in looking and listening? You are still attached to sounds and forms." you think. why am I still bound up in this?" And they received predictions in which the Buddha told them what time they would become Buddhas." In the same way. Why are you attached to appearances? Why haven't you renounced them?" Volume One -. Ning Jye Li 544. "Why. knelt on both knees. Chr Two Ni. the Buddha used the Buddha-light to aid them all. and expresses gratitude for the benefit they have received. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. only one who drinks a glass of water knows whether the water is cold or warm.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 134 H3 The great assembly is led to enlightenment and praises his goodness. Sutra: When Ananda and the Great Assembly heard the Buddha's instruction. E Jya La. Page 290 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Two li 551. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Sometimes when you listen to the Sutras. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. the more you hear.Ayurveda-Institute.

This crying is going on because you haven't escaped the sea of suffering. 106. he might say. You're showing a little samadhi from your cultivation. Su Chye Dwo Ye. whereas when Ananda cried this time it was because he had escaped." "Expedient" dharmas are basically not true. so that. not ultimate Dharma. 108. He sobbed like a baby. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. and said to the Buddha. By whose power? Shakyamuni Page 291 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. 105. and encouragements -you've used all kinds of expedient devices. E Jya La. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”." Or. You'll become very accomplished in your study of Chinese. You've used good and clever expedients to teach me. so they cry. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 4. Compassionate.Shurangama-Mantra. visit www. by definition. he's feeling a lot more relaxed. placed his palms together. It was all right for Ananda to cry then. all kinds of analogies. Da jr two 545. 2. because it is really an expedient device which is. Up to this point. but they have subsided significantly.there is no one loftier than you. Ning Jye Li 544. You used to have a lot of false thoughts.except. and Precious King has instructed me well. Now that Ananda has escaped it.org . 3. at the beginning of his teaching.com or www. and encouragements. Pure." "All of us who were immersed in the sea of suffering have escaped it. Once again he wept and bowed at the Buddha's feet. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. not as harried as he used to be. Some can't see their girlfriends. For instance. All of us were really dull-witted and couldn't figure out what to do. his erudition. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. that is. expedients. by means of these various causes and conditions. and very clever skill-in-means. Ananda has cried five times. of course. Why? Ananda cried for the sake of the Dharma. they are the sea of suffering. but I notice that most of the tears I see here are evidence of emotional desire. so that. But now we've gotten out of the sea of suffering. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. no one with a more compassionate mind." Don't make the mistake of thinking those things are a garden of pleasure. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Pi she ti 548." "Pure and Precious King" refers to the Buddha. Pan two pan two ni 552.Ayurveda-Institute. expedients. his talent in hand. the Buddha discussed causes and conditions to destroy the theory of spontaneity propounded by adherents of externalist paths. "The Unsurpassed. He is so grateful for the Buddha's compassion that he is moved to tears. Now he is rejecting the idea of causes and conditions. but we here shouldn't be crying so much now. Compassionate.org For latest version. "Encouragements" occur. out of emotional love and desire. and Precious King -. but crying runs a close second. for example. Mi Li Ju. E na li 547. Ba she la 550. "You are sitting in Ch'an meditation a lot better these days. bowing on the one hand and crying on the other.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 136 progress. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Great. www. Again he cried. Pi la 549. you've made a lot of Volume One -. He knelt on both knees. by means of these various causes and conditions. "You write characters very well. all of us who were immersed in the sea of suffering have escaped it. Great.BTTSonline. 107. with a flood of tears streaming down his face. so they cry. "The Buddha has instructed me well. Pure. Chr Two Ni. Two li 551. E La He Di. Commentary: My guess is that Ananda didn't have any other talent except crying -. when a teacher might say to a disciple. Swo pe he "The Unsurpassed. Some can't see their boyfriends. Nan 546.

Two li 551. when we hear the Sutra. visit www.com or www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.org For latest version. Ba she la 550. Pan two pan two ni 552. E Jya La. we should turn the light inward and take a good look at what we find reflected there. Swo pe he Buddha pulled him out.org . In what way do we differ from Ananda? Page 292 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Ba she la bang ni pan 553.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 2. 105. E La He Di. E na li 547. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.Ayurveda-Institute. 107. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Pi she ti 548. Nan 546. Pi la 549. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. 108. 4. 3. www. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Su Chye Dwo Ye.Shurangama-Mantra. Ning Jye Li 544. Mi Li Ju. Da jr two 545. 106.BTTSonline. Chr Two Ni. So now. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.

Pi she ti 548.Ayurveda-Institute. The Buddha obviously can't be compared to a mere king." The house is as large as a palace.org For latest version. Yet. the Thus Come One once again admonishes that erudition is of no merit and is not as good as cultivation. bright mind. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. G1 He selects the organ for direct entry. visit www. 3. but there needs to be a door in order for him to enter it. pervades the ten directions and includes the Thus Come One. "So now I am like a wanderer who suddenly encounters a reigning king. suddenly he meets someone who perhaps is the king of a country. I1 He gives an analogy of searching for a door in a house. He's someone who goes from place to place and stops at inns. but Ananda is just using an analogy here. 108. He's got the Page 293 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. the Thus Come One once Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 137 again admonishes that erudition is of no merit and is not as good as cultivation. but there needs to be a door in order for him to enter it. having heard the sound of dharma like this. "Then. Ba she la 550. precious adornments of the land of the Wonderfully Enlightened King. through the Buddha's guidance and instruction. Two li 551. Su Chye Dwo Ye. The elegant house the Volume One -. Now we know that the doctrine that the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One pervades the Dharma Realm is really true. the wonderful. "He has obtained a mansion. He has obtained a mansion. who bestows upon him an elegant house.Shurangama-Mantra. Swo pe he F3 He explains the method of Shamatha and causes him to deeply enter through the ear organ. enlightened. 106. I know that the Treasury of the Thus Come One." The ruling king represents the Buddha. H1 Ananda expresses an analogy of seeking the door so he can enter. the wonderful. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. 4. I'll never be able to get to the essence of cultivation and develop any skill." A wanderer is someone who roams along the dry land ( ) or waterways ( ). Pi la 549. www. Nan 546.com or www. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. it is useless if I don't reach the state of no outflows. "World Honored One. E La He Di. Sutra: "So now I am like a wanderer who suddenly encounters a reigning king who bestows upon him an elegant house. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. the lands of the ten directions. Mi Li Ju. I know that the Treasury of the Thus Come One. and the pure. Yet. He doesn't have a house of his own.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 138 nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One.BTTSonline. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. I1 He tells what he has experienced from the Buddha's instruction. E na li 547. enlightened. Ning Jye Li 544. but if he doesn't even get through the door. 2. saying that no matter how strong my memory is. the lands of the ten directions.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. or even an emperor. Da jr two 545. and the pure. the Buddha's land. Sutra: "World Honored One. Pan two pan two ni 552. Commentary: Ananda said. a traveler. 105. Commentary: Ananda says. The Buddha scolds me. Chr Two Ni.org . precious adornments of the land of the Wonderfully Enlightened King. pervades the ten directions and includes the Thus Come One. he won't see all the beauty within. E Jya La. having heard the sound of dharma like this. bright mind. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 107. San Myau San Pu Two Sye.

and to enter into the knowledge and vision of the Buddha. he made a full prostration. he single-mindedly awaited the Buddha's compassionate instruction. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. 108. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Page 294 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pi la 549. E Jya La. Pi she ti 548.BTTSonline. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554.Shurangama-Mantra. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute. www. 3. Sutra: "I only hope the Thus Come One will not withhold his great compassion in instructing those of us in the assembly who are covered over by darkness. Mi Li Ju. Nan 546. and that he will enable those who still must study to know now how to subdue the age-old seeking of advantage from conditions. 4. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two." Having said this. E La He Di.org For latest version. 106. 2. This represents the fact that one may understand the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. so that we may renounce the small vehicle and attain at last the Thus Come One's Nirvana without residue. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Two li 551. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.com or www. Da jr two 545. visit www. Chr Two Ni. 105. Ba she la 550. to obtain Dharani. but there must be a door before he can get inside. Su Chye Dwo Ye. Pan two pan two ni 552.org . 107. and together with the members of the assembly. but there has to be a method of cultivation before one can enter the nature. the fundamental path of resolve. E na li 547. Swo pe he house.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104.

by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. 105. they were not there to see or hear.Shurangama-Mantra. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.com or www. 4.org . So. they claimed. Two li 551. I hardly ever spoke at all. Nan 546. until every village within a hundred mile radius of my temple housed my disciples. Su Chye Dwo Ye. at least. "So that we may renounce the small vehicle: There is the Great Vehicle and the Small Vehicle in Buddhism. 2.Ayurveda-Institute. they said that the Buddha had not spoken the Great Vehicle Dharma. I lectured the Sutras and spoke Dharma and rarely taught people how to meditate. wish that you.BTTSonline.those who are stupid." because before I left the home-life I had practiced filial piety. and are confused. I wore two or three single layers of cloth the year-round -. Swo pe he Commentary: "I only hope the Thus Come One. will not fail to display your compassion in instructing those of us in the assembly who are covered over by darkness -. as a model among people. The Buddha spoke the dharmas of the Small Vehicle in the beginning. Ananda. it was my home town. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. For one thing. In Manchuria. E La He Di. I'll tell you of a comparable situation: When I was in Manchuria. when people laid eyes on me. and I could also walk bare foot in the snow without difficulty. Later. The people of present-day Burma. As a result. Gradually I developed a bit of a reputation which extended beyond those who knew me. I rarely spoke and seldom conversed with any of my disciples. www. who would take refuge. E na li 547. 107. Now in America I have transmitted these essential Dharmas to every "room-entering" disciple. I meditated. After some disciples had studied these teachings. 106. But. they were taking refuge with my manner of conduct. They knew me as "Filial Son Bai. Ning Jye Li 544. there would be several dozen. Pi la 549. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. when the Buddha spoke the dharmas of the Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 139 Great Vehicle. and Thailand still revere the dharmas of the Small Vehicle in their cultivation. 3. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. That was in part because I did another strange thing in those days. I didn't wear socks with my open Arhat shoes. I rarely did so. Da jr two 545." He is referring to all in the assembly who had not been certified to the fruition and become enlightened. E Jya La. If someone from Hong Kong came Page 295 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. They would not recognize it. When they took refuge.the same pieces for years on end. I rarely spoke. people looked upon me with high regard. the World Honored One. and so everyone knew me and my origins. Mi Li Ju. In the winter I did not wear cotton-padded clothing. here in the Shurangama Sutra Ananda himself beseeches the Buddha to explain to them a method whereby they can renounce the Small Vehicle. Wherever I went.org For latest version. 108. visit www. Bwo Li Dan La Ye.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. they wanted to take refuge. Pi she ti 548. then. lack understanding. Through whatever places I passed. they went away to other places to propagate the Buddhadharma. Nor did I teach them the Dharmas of the Thousand Hands and Eyes. For this reason. Chr Two Ni. I just conducted myself well. although I was able to explain the Sutras. Ba she la 550. The Great Vehicle was inauthentic. In order to explain this. Pan two pan two ni 552. When I sat by my mother's grave for three years. When I got to Hong Kong. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. something created later by others. Sri Lanka.

Ananda asks the Buddha for instruction in Nirvana without residue. In Nirvana without residue one attains the state of no production and no extinction. All you have to do is be single-minded in your cultivation.com or www. E La He Di. there is no right or wrong in the Buddhadharma. you study such-and such a Dharma with me. the skill needed to begin the Dharma-door of cultivation that will bring about entry into the door of the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One.org . and third fruitions. Thus. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Two li 551.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. 106. At the level of Buddhahood there is Nirvana without residue." the Arhats of the first.org For latest version. it can be explained as both the initial path and the ultimate result. 105. visit www. "to know now how to subdue the age-old seeking of advantage from conditions. It's the same principle." Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 141 Teach us how to subdue our ignorance and affliction. He asks that the Buddha "will enable those who still must study. Swo pe he and you told them that. It is not something that adherents of the Small Vehicle can understand. Actually. The two kinds of death are forever gone. Pi she ti 548. Ning Jye Li 544.Ananda Attaches to Causes and Conditions 140 they would say. "The fundamental path of resolve" refers to the fact that the path of our cultivation upon initial resolve for enlightenment is also the Way of ultimate Bodhi which we obtain. Ba she la 550." Page 296 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Nan 546. www."and to enter into the knowledge and vision of the Buddha. 4. There is no dwelling at all. Mi Li Ju. he singlemindedly awaited the Buddha's compassionate instruction. Chr Two Ni. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”.Shurangama-Mantra. Some people hold that the Dharmas of the Small Vehicle are wrong. "And attain at last the Thus Come One's Nirvana without residue": the Arhat experiences Nirvana with residue. some contend that the Dharmas of the Great Vehicle are wrong. Volume One -." Having said this. how to subdue our age-old attitude of seeking advantage from conditions. "No. second. he made a full prostration. Su Chye Dwo Ye. 107. Pan two pan two ni 552. Teach us how to obtain Dharani" -. How can he transmit them?" They would be like those adherents to the Small Vehicle who would not acknowledge that the Buddha spoke the Dharmas of the Great Vehicle. the fundamental path of resolve. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Da jr two 545. the Master doesn't know the Dharmas of Great Compassion. But it must be said that the Dharmas of the Small Vehicle are predominately expedient Dharma. Pi la 549. E Jya La. 108. 2. the Great Vehicle Dharma called the Dharma-door of Actual Appearance has perfectly fused and unobstructed doctrines. and you can accomplish Buddhahood with any Dharma. E na li 547. 3.Ayurveda-Institute."dharani" is a Sanskrit word that means "uniting and holding" -. and together with the members of the assembly.BTTSonline.

Bwo Li Dan La Ye. people quarrel with people. he reveals here the wonderful path of cultivation of the unsurpassed vehicle: the Great Cart of the White Ox.com or www. 2. After the Dharma-Semblance Age. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Pan two pan two ni 552. he knew already that living beings of the The Two Decisive Doctrines 143 Dharma-ending Age would be difficult to tame and difficult to subdue. Ba she la 550. lasted for a thousand years. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. the Dharma Semblance Age began. 4.Ayurveda-Institute. therefore.org For latest version. Nan 546. 106. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two.BTTSonline. Su Chye Dwo Ye. They are strong in fighting. visit www. Commentary: The World Honored One then took pity on the SoundHearers and the Condition-Enlightened Ones in the assembly -all those who were not yet at ease with the Bodhi mind -. E na li 547. 108. when we sit in meditation and lecture on and Page 297 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. www. It. When the Buddha was in the world. Wherever you go in the present age. After the Buddha had entered extinction and the thousand years of the Proper Dharma Age had passed. J1 He shows the wonderful path of cultivation. 3. He revealed the wonderful path of cultivation of the unsurpassed vehicle. I1 He distinguishes the door by means of two decisive doctrines.Shurangama-Mantra. 107. came the Dharma Ending Age. families fight with families. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. which the Buddha discussed in the Dharma Flower Sutra. people sought wisdom. and countries war against countries. Swo pe he CHAPTER 4 The Two Decisive Doctrines H2 The Thus Come One teaches him to deeply enter one door. When the Buddha was still in the world. He explained this Dharma-door not only for the members of that Dharma-assembly. They didn't cultivate Ch'an samadhi. This period lasted for a thousand years. The period when the Buddha was in the world is called the Proper Dharma Age. Chr Two Ni. Sutra: The World Honored One then took pity on the SoundHearers and the Condition-Enlightened Ones in the assembly -all those who were not yet at ease with the Bodhi mind -.org . In every space and corner of the world there is contention and unrest. people were strong in the building of temples and stupas. Pi she ti 548. Da jr two 545. Pi la 549. 105. The Buddha revealed this Dharma so that those of us who cultivate during the present age will be able to reach accomplishment more easily. E Jya La. E La He Di. During this period. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. but during the Dharma Semblance Age they renounced the roots and grasped at the branches.and on all living beings to come after the Buddha's extinction during the Dharma-ending Age.and on all living beings to come after the Buddha's extinction during the Dharma-ending Age. and during it people were strong in Ch'an samadhi.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. too. Mi Li Ju. So now. Don't suppose that the Buddha didn't speak this Sutra directly for us. which refers to us living beings right now.they were not yet enlightened -. Ning Jye Li 544. but sought the reward of blessings. Two li 551. when-people are neither strong in Ch'an samadhi nor strong in the building of temples and stupas. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. but for living beings in the Dharma Ending Age.

visit www. 2. in fact. "Wonderful Samadhi" refers to the inconceivable Shurangama Samadhi. with out being the least bit sloppy about it. Pi she ti 548. 106. and to enter the knowledge and vision of the Buddha. 4. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. then you won't become weary. it is nothing other than the appearance of the Proper Dharma Age within the Dharma-ending Age. because. it's not something you do for me. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. You have to be clear about the initial resolve for Bodhi. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 105. If you keep your spirits up and apply yourself with vigor every day.Shurangama-Mantra. "If you want to have decisive resolve for Bodhi.BTTSonline. Pi la 549.org For latest version. but they all represent the same word. Sutra: He proclaimed to Ananda and to the Great Assembly. Pan two pan two ni 552. If we step forward firmly and practice it intensely. 108. the Thus Come One : The word "samadhi" is transliterated from Sanskrit into Chinese in various ways. for enlightenment. Su Chye Dwo Ye. E na li 547. 3. Chr Two Ni. you must first understand the two resolutions regarding initial resolve for enlightenment.the Buddha instructed Ananda and Purna and all the Great Bodhisattvas and Arhats.Ayurveda-Institute. What are the two resolutions regarding initial resolve for enlightenment? Commentary: He proclaimed to Ananda and to the Great Assembly -. your enlightenment is your own. There are two resolutions regarding this.The Two Decisive Doctrines 144 J2 He explains the two decisive doctrines. Nan 546. Two li 551. 107. really practice what the Sutras teach. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Don't grow weary. "You must first understand the two resolutions regarding initial resolve for enlightenment. Da jr two 545. Sutra: "Ananda. the purification of the turbidities is entry into Nirvana. Don't become lazy and get hung up in sleeping all day long. Mi Li Ju. Swo pe he study the Sutras. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. L1 The decisive doctrine that the cause is identified with the result. as when the Bodhisattva Manjushri encouraged Ananda and Matangi's daughter. www. E La He Di. But we have to really do it. K1 A general statement. Now I'm not encouraging you. so that you never work at developing your skill.com or www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. then there will be a response. Ba she la 550.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. M1 He causes him to look into cause and effect. All I'm doing is pointing out the way to you. Volume One -. the Thus Come One. the first resolution is this: if you wish to renounce the position of Sound-Hearer and cultivate the Bodhisattva Vehicle. E Jya La. What are the two resolutions regarding initial resolve for enlightenment? What is this two fold process of selection that should be made so that you will be able to know which doctrines are correct and which are incorrect?" 145 Purification of the Turbidities K2 Categorizing the two doctrines. you must carefully consider whether the resolve on the cause ground and the enlightenment on the ground of fruition are the Page 298 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. and not grow weary of the Wonderful Samadhi of the Buddha. according to the method I discussed earlier.org . San Myau San Pu Two Sye. Ning Jye Li 544. "If you want to have decisive resolve for Bodhi and not grow weary of the Wonderful Samadhi of the Buddha.

bliss. composed of the mountains. E Jya La. All of these existing dharmas will change and become extinct. Commentary: "Ananda.com or www. 2. Commentary: "Ananda. Pan two pan two ni 552. visit www. 4. Use your wisdom to look into this: The material world is the world of dependent retribution. you must carefully consider whether the resolve on the cause ground and the enlightenment on the ground of fruition are the same or different. Mi Li Ju. 3. It can't be done. the most supreme vehicle. Da jr two 545. Pi she ti 548. you should realize that all existing dharmas in the material world will decay and disappear. www.The Two Decisive Doctrines 146 of a Bodhisattva. Su Chye Dwo Ye.BTTSonline. and purity. which is neither produced nor extinguished. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554." Sutra: "For this reason.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. You should investigate in minute detail what the mind is which brings forth the initial resolve at the time of planting causes. contemplate the world: what thing is there that will not waste away? Is there any one among all the conditioned dharmas which create form and appearance that will not spoil? Which among them will not be destroyed? Page 299 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. the earth. If you try using the mind subject to production and extinction as the foundation of your cultivation of the Way and expect to accomplish Buddhahood and attain Nirvana with its four Virtues of permanence. Pi la 549. to use the mind subject to production and extinction. 106. Purification of the Turbidities 147 "Ananda. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. contemplate the world: what thing is there that will not waste away? Commentary: "For this reason.org For latest version. as the basis for cultivating in quest of the Buddha vehicle. 105. and the various buildings. Ananda. you will find that it is impossible. E La He Di. Ba she la 550. Chr Two Ni. you should realize that all existing dharmas in the material world will decay and disappear. Swo pe he same or different. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. if you Sound-Hearers and Condition-Enlightened Ones want to relinquish the Small Vehicle. and to enter the knowledge and vision of the Buddha. the first resolution is this: if you wish to renounce the position of Sound-Hearer.org . based on the above reasoning that you can't seek the Buddha-Way with a mind subject to production and extinction. it is impossible while on the cause-ground to use the mind subject to production and extinction as the basis for cultivating in quest of the Buddha vehicle. 107. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Is the mind on the cause-ground and the enlightenment on the ground of fruition the same?" Sutra: "Ananda. Nan 546. true self. at the time you have first brought forth the resolve for enlightenment. which is neither produced nor extinguished. E na li 547. The ‘ground of fruition' is the state Volume One -.Shurangama-Mantra. Two li 551. Ning Jye Li 544. and cultivate the Bodhisattva Vehicle.Ayurveda-Institute. the two lesser vehicles. the rivers. your sixth mind-consciousness. 108. it is impossible while on the cause-ground.

BTTSonline. Ba she la 550. E na li 547." Body heat and temperature belong to the element fire. and so it can never be destroyed. Sutra: "While you are in your body. www. blood. E La He Di. Nan 546. The void is fundamentally devoid of anything at all." Then there is no way for your inherent Buddha-nature to appear. hearing. single pure brightness.com or www. and wind bring about the five layers of turbidity. Divides into six different aspects. This one gets connected with that one.The Two Decisive Doctrines 148 maintains a fairly constant temperature. From beginning to end there are the five layers of turbidity. tears. water. Your wonderful enlightened bright mind separates. into seeing. "What is moist is of water. Mi Li Ju." The void is not some thing created or man-made. And so relying on truth. 106. Pan two pan two ni 552. what is solid is of earth. flesh." Saliva. From beginning to end there are the five layers of turbidity. the four elements have linked up together and formed a party called the "body bloc. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. This functions so that the body always Volume One -. Chr Two Ni. E Jya La. Some of it goes to the ears as hearing. what is warm is of fire. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. "Because of these four bonds": the four elements combine. and bones are the solid parts of the body.Shurangama-Mantra. "What is warm is of fire." The four elements of earth. 108. which is tranquil. "Your tranquil and perfect. M2 He describes the five turbidities. Da jr two 545. "What moves is of wind. N1 He explains the substance of the turbidities. it can't be destroyed. They intermingle." Circulation and respiration belong to the element wind. some of it goes to the eyes. fire. and cognition. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. Page 300 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. and secretions belong to the element water. the evil world of the five turbidities. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. 2. and they form an independent company. 107. Two li 551. Swo pe he Sutra: "But.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. and what moves is of wind. Su Chye Dwo Ye. And.org .Ayurveda-Institute. Because of these four bonds. Why not? It is because the void does not exist. has anyone ever heard of the disintegration of the void? You've never heard of the obliteration of empty space. since it basic ally isn't anything at all. 3. "While you are in your body. 4. what is solid is of earth. "It goes to the body and becomes sensation. 105. Pi she ti 548." Thus it is said: The original. muscles." The skin. Any thing that can be made is not the void. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Ning Jye Li 544. Commentary: The Buddha now discusses the four elements. falseness arises. your tranquil and perfect. Commentary: "But. what is moist is of water.org For latest version. wonderfully enlightened bright mind" : the nature of the Treasury of the Thus Come One. divides. The void is always there. that's why it is called emptiness. Before you know it. And when it goes to the mind it is called cognition. Pi la 549. visit www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. the true nature of Bodhi. sensation. has anyone ever heard of the disintegration of the void? Why not? It is because the void does not exist. wonderfully enlightened bright mind divides into seeing. and so it can never be destroyed.

It can be a little or a lot.org For latest version. and the like. Suppose. There's nothing fixed about it." When the dirt hits the water it dissolves. Such are the properties of the two.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. then. These are properties of water and earth. dirt. no small. he will have to use a ton of earth. 3. E La He Di." Page 301 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. Pan two pan two ni 552." Your four elements of earth. Ning Jye Li 544. that an ordinary person takes some dirt and tosses it into the pure water. Their natures are not compatible. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. a stupid worldly person who does not cultivate the Way. so he goes looking for something to do. Nan 546. And the water which was originally clean and clear turns murky. their natures are not compatible. They are not transparent. If it is a bucketful of water. Pi la 549. Chr Two Ni. The cloudiness which results is called ‘turbidity. pure water. 107. 105. water is clear and dirt is solid. for instance. He uses whatever amount he uses. 106. This is how the science of chemistry was discovered.Ayurveda-Institute. 4. Ananda. www. There's no big. maybe a lot. is fundamentally clear and clean. Such are the properties of the two. and wind bring about the five turbidities by the same process. fire. How much dirt? Maybe a little. when they are not mixed together. Swo pe he N2 A general analogy for the appearance of the turbidities. and the dirt won't comply with the water. Mi Li Ju." The ordinary person mentioned here is of the common. losing its solidity. that an ordinary person takes some dirt and tosses it into the pure water. Purification of the Turbidities 149 What is meant by ‘turbidity?' In discussing the five turbidities I will first explain the word ‘turbid' for you.org . vulgar sort. Sutra: "What is meant by ‘turbidity?' Ananda. no inside. 108. E Jya La. Ba she la 550. If he has a jar of water. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. pure water.BTTSonline. is fundamentally clear and clean -there is not the least bit of murkiness about it -. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. understands by oneself. ashes. E na li 547. The result is a mixture that is neither water nor dirt. no outside. What do you suppose happens when he throws the dirt into the water? There is a chemical reaction. and the like. "The cloudiness which results is called Volume One -. silt. The dirt loses its solid quality and the water is deprived of its transparency. then.' Your five layers of turbidity are similar to it. Pi she ti 548.whereas dust. "The dirt loses its solid quality and the water is deprived of its transparency.Shurangama-Mantra. you should not think it is such a simple matter. Su Chye Dwo Ye. He arranges it himself.The Two Decisive Doctrines 150 ‘turbidity. Two li 551. The same principle applies here. He makes a little work for himself. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. whereas dust. he probably takes a shovelful of dirt. Water won't go along with the dirt. Da jr two 545. dirt. The point is that the water and the dirt get mixed up together.com or www. 2. One cultivates oneself. water. And makes one's own arrangements.' Your five layers of turbidity are similar to it. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. for instance. silt. If he finds a whole pool of water. then he probably takes a handful of dirt. big or small. visit www. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. are basically solid substances. ashes. He takes some dirt and puts it in the water. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. "Suppose. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. He doesn't have anything to do. are basically solid substances.

with the four elements composing its substance. Pan two pan two ni 552. sensation. There is no clash between them. Chr Two Ni. such as seeing. The four elements cause these awarenesses to become firmly defined. "However. hearing. 106. Na Mwo Sa Dan Two. Pi la 549. E Jya La. Swo pe he N3 He explains in detail the names of the turbidities. although emptiness has no substance and your seeing has no awareness. and now you have gotten your seeing mixed up with emptiness in much the same way. Commentary: "Your body appears in full." a Sanskrit word which is interpreted as meaning a division of time. the two become entangled in a falseness." "Time" here is the word "kalpa. you see that emptiness pervades the ten directions. San Myau San Pu Two Sye. you see that emptiness pervades the ten directions. called the turbidity of views. The result is the turbidity of time. "…and your seeing has no awareness. You can't grasp it. by Venerable Tripitaka Master Hsuan Hua. You cannot become liberated.Shurangama-Mantra. There is no division between emptiness and seeing. Sutra: "Ananda. but basically there is not any "thing" that sees. 3. and cognition. Well. Two li 551.The Shurangama Mantra Om Namo Shurangama Mantra: 1. This is the first layer. fire. Ba she la 550. That's how time. although emptiness has no substance" -. seeing and emptiness are not at odds.com or www. This is the first layer. However. 108. Sutra: "Your body appears in full. Ba she la bang ni pan 553. the awareness lies with you yourself not with your seeing per se. Bwo Li Dan La Ye. Water. Purification of the Turbidities 151 Ignorant worldly people with nothing in particular to do toss some dirt into clean water. the kalpa. and the emptiness is the seeing. There is no division between emptiness and seeing. In this situation. Ning Jye Li 544.Ayurveda-Institute.BTTSonline. called the turbidity of time. and the four elements combine into your body. 105. wind. Nan 546. and earth fluctuate between sensation and cognition and become entangled in a falseness. the seeing would never demand the evacuation of emptiness. With this combination come the awarenesses. Yet there could never be any contention between the seeing and emptiness. E La He Di. You can see. The seeing is just within emptiness. seeing." someone argues. "the two become entangled in a falseness. Can you distinguish which is your seeing and which is emptiness? Is there a line drawn between your seeing and empty space?" The meaning is that the nature of seeing and emptiness are one and the same. printed in “Vajra Bodhi Sea”. sensation. Water. Although this is the Dharma-ending Age. wind. fire. 4." The seeing it self is devoid of awareness. Commentary: "Ananda. Hu syin du lu ying pan 554. Namo Pancha Buddha Kula: 104. where the emptiness has no substance and the seeing no awareness. get hold of that substance and let me see it. 107. Pi she ti 548.org For latest version. strong in fighting.org . Da jr two 545. visit www. and earth fluctuate between Page 302 Primary Source: Shurangama Mantra with Verses and Commentary. hearing. E na li 547. There is no substance in evidence. with the four elements composing its substance. Mi Li Ju. Su Chye Dwo Ye. and from this. There isn't anything there after all. comes into being. and cognition become firmly defined."Its substance is just emptiness. 2. Though it