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The Great Compassion Mantra is also called the Mahakaruna Dharani of the Thousand-Armed and Thousand-Eyed Avalokitshvara in full. There are eighty-four lines in total. It is the pith instruction of Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara) who has vowed vastly with great compassion, bodhicitta, and liberating sentient beings. By practicing this mantra on a regular basis diligently can help to cultivate our compassion. We can therefore be attuned with Guan Yin’s aspiration – to alleviate sufferings, aspire to bodhicitta, and attain Buddhahood. As Master Hsin Tao mentioned, 

The Great Compassion Mantra is the Dharma Door of Guan Yin that liberates all sentient beings. Bing inspired with compassion so others and ourselves can stay away from sufferings and obtain the ultimate happiness. This is a mantra that all Buddhas praise for and find accomplishment. Like rain shower that moisturizes the land so everything can come to life.”

The mantra is a key study for Master Hsin Tao’s accomplishment and a principal practice of Ling Jiou Mountain’s students. Master encourages everyone to recite at 108 times of the mantra daily. As the Mahakaruna Dharani Sutra stated, by reciting the mantra, one can receive fifteen kinds of good birth and avoid fifteen kinds of deaths. There are uncountable benefits with the mantra, including wish-fulfilling, passing away with great vows, and more. Master Hsin Tao emphasized, 

“This mantra has been spoken by previous 9.9 billions Ganges-river-sands Buddhas. There will be many who become enlightened by practicing this Great Compassion Mantra.”

 

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