The Water, Land, Air Dharma Assembly is to decode our karmic memories. Everyone has a memory drive inside our eighth consciousness that stores up life events. The memory drive generates our cyclic existence and sets the direction of our life like a guide in samsara.
Dharma practice is about transforming our memories, or “karmic genetic modification”. Our memory drive presents all the indebtedness and grudges of the past, present, and future. All the confrontations are the result of past causes. Present causes will ripen in the future. We will never be apart from our virtuous and non-virtuous causes and effects.
The consecration ceremony of the outer shrine is to purify our afflictions. By the blessing nectar of the Great Compassion Mantra (Long Dharani), the mandala became auspicious. The purification of the mandala blesses all attendees with healthy and smooth participation in the 8-day program.
Therefore, we must strive to part from the stained karmic effect. By following the compassionate guidance of Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara), our afflictive mind is consoled with the coolness of nectar. We’d be able to return to our pure and primordial wisdom. The primordial awareness is our base. By returning to that state, we’d attain Buddhahood. A harmonious reconciliation with all sentient beings takes place as we enter the purified Dharmadhatu of the Water, Land, Air Dharma Assembly. A reconciliation of lives is attained with stability.