Start by praying for the root lineage blessing: First empty the mind. Next, visualize the Root Lineage Guru Living Buddha Lian-sheng appearing above your crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant the Root Lineage Guru Heart Mantra 7 times. Pray to the Root Lineage Guru to empower you so that the practice will be auspicious.
Engender the Four Immeasurable Minds: Visualize your parents, children, relatives, friends, and enemies joining you in this practice.
Wake-Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
- Recite the Purification Mantras and Earth God Mantra
- Recite the Invocation Mantra
- Tender the Great Homage with Visualization
- Mandala Offering
- Fourfold Refuge
- Recite the Repentance Verse and Mantra
- Armor Protection
- Recite the Four Immeasurable Vows
- Recite the Bodhicitta Verse and Mantra
- Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra (1 time)
- Recite the Rebirth Mantra (7 times)
- Recite the Root Guru's Heart Mantra (108 times):
Om, gu-ru, lian-sheng sid-dhi hum
- Mudra and Visualization
Mudra: Lotus Mudra/Pearl-holding Mudra, form both hands as an open lotus holding a precious pearl.Illustration of mudra:
Seh (white in color, emitting great white light)
Visualization: First empty the mind
Chant the Emptiness Mantra:
Om, si-ba-wa, su-da, sa-er-wa, da-er-ma, si-ba-wa, su-do-hang. (3 times)
- Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. A blue moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Inside the moon disc is the white seed syllable 「」''seh,'' emitting great white light.
- The seed syllable inside the moon disc revolves and transforms into White-robed Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Guanyin sitting on a lotus platform. Visualize the right hand of White-robed Guanyin holding a crystal ball while the left hand forms the Wish-fulfilling Mudra. Alternatively, one may visualize White-Robed Guanyin sitting on a lotus and holding a crystal ball with both hands.
- From the brow point of the White-robed Guanyin, a beam of white light shines onto one's brow point. From the throat of the White-robed Guanyin, a beam of red light shines onto one's throat. From the heart of the White-robed Guanyin, a beam of blue light shines onto one's heart. The three lights of white, red, and blue merge completely into one's body and mind.
One sits in front of White-robed Guanyin and visualizes White-robed Guanyin in great dignity and majesty holding a crystal ball with both hands. One forms the Pearl-holding Mudra, meaning that one forms an open lotus mudra with both hands. With concentration, one visualizes White-robed Guanyin's crystal ball emitting yellow light that shines over one's lotus mudra and oneself holding a crystal ball in one's hands which catches the yellow light. The yellow light transforms into a yellow crystal ball which then transforms into myriads of precious items.【Note 1】
- Recite White-robed Guanyin Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Mantra (108 times):
- Entering Samadhi
- Emerging from Samadhi
- Recite Praise Verse:
Praising White-robed Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Guanyin
Who saves the suffering and helps the kindheartedness whenever she hears the prayers
Wish-fulfilling Tantric Practice is the most wondrous
Filling the shrine with great dignity and divine power
- Recite the Principal Heart Mantras
- Recite the Buddha's Name (3 times)
Namo the 36 trillion 119 thousand and 500 Amitabha Buddhas.
- Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra (3 times)
- Tender the Great Homage with Visualization (same as step 3)
- Recite the Completion Mantra Om, Bu Lin.
Om Mani Padme Hum.
End of Practice: May all endeavors be auspicious.
【Note 1】： Application of Wish-fulfilling Practice:
One can practice the dharma for calamity eradication, enrichment, subjugation, and magnetization. For example, if one wishes to buy a house, the yellow light will transform into a house in the crystal ball in one’s palms. One may also wish for a car, a boyfriend or girlfriend, and so forth.
If one is wishing for someone to recover from an illness, one visualizes the person getting up out of bed and exercising Taichi, symbolizing that the person has recovered and is now healthy.
If praying for deliverance of a deceased person, visualize the deceased riding a lotus and ascending to heaven. This is a practice for deliverance.
For subjugation, one visualizes one’s wrathful enemy in the center of a lotus. As Guanyin radiates light on the enemy, the enemy becomes smaller and smaller until completely disappearing. The enemy has then been banished and has gone far away.
Visualize oneself within the wish-fulfilling jewel. Then, visualize that one’s illness is completely cured and all red swelling, tumors and cancers have been eradicated. This is an excellent visualization.
【Note 2】: The key cultivation formula of the White-robed Guanyin Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Practice is excerpted from “The White-robed Guanyin Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Practice” in Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu’s Book 54, Vajrayana Karma Practices; “The White-robed Guanyin Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Practice” in Book 254, The Most Glorious Realization; “ The Unity of Compassion and Wisdom is the True Esoteric Meaning of Vajrayana” in Songs of the Living Buddha Vol. 10; the Dharma discourse of White-robed Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Guanyin Ceremony held at Fuyu Temple in Taiwan on Oct. 4, 2016; the Dharma discourse of Dharma King Lian-sheng at the grand White-robed Wish-fulfilling Crystal Ball Guanyin Homa Ceremony held at Rainbow Temple USA on Oct. 16, 2016.
An empowerment must be received from Living Buddha Lian-sheng or an authorized True Buddha School master before engaging in this particular sadhana.