On May 16th, 2020, we concluded the annual event for the One-million Great Compassion Mantra. I appreciate and rejoice every one of you who participated in this diligent retreat of mantra recitation. Our goal this year is thirty-five million recitations. I'm very glad that we've reached this goal. Due to Covid-19, most of us need to stay at home for better protection. It is good timing for the retreat on the Great Compassion Mantra (Long Dharani). By the blessing of the Dharani, let's pray for the world.
Not only could the mantra help us with wonderful fruition on our path of practice, but it could also prevent disasters and cure 84,000 diseases. With the collective merit of the Great Compassion Mantra, let’s dedicate for the pandemic to cease, as well as for the lives lost in the wildfires in Australia, the Amazon, and Canada. May all the passing lives be free from suffering for the ultimate happiness.
By the merit of the Great Compassion Mantra, we can prevent the fifteen kinds of bad death and obtain fifteen kinds of good birth. We can attain the fruition swiftly by the blessing. Our wisdom can be uncovered quickly. The blessing of receiving Dharma practice could fulfill our wishes and excellent eloquence. Upon the time of our passing, we can go to Buddhafields.
The Dharani is the basis of the unsurpassable bodhi. The recitation of the mantra is equivalent to the engendering of the unsurpassable bodhi. Besides our path towards Buddhahood, we can also lead others to be free from suffering. Dharma practice could lead us and sentient beings to Buddhahood. It is the path of two goals.
I’d encourage all of you to recite the Great Compassion Mantra. Once we make this a habit, we can stabilize our faith and determination for Dharma practice. Hence, we should take part in this beneficial activity every year. I wish you all a victorious, successful, perfected, and fulfilling result. Bodhisattvas and we are inseparable. We must emulate the aspiration of Guan Yin (Avalokiteshvara) while walking on the path of bodhi. I wish you a healthy, happy, blessed, perfected, and diligent life. As we practice with perseverance, the blessing of the mantra passes on incessantly.