High King Avalokitesvara Sutra Purification Practice

【True Buddha Foundation Dharma Affairs Announcement】
TBF-DA Announcement #0010
High King Avalokitesvara Sutra Purification Practice

  1. Visualize High King Avalokitesvara appearing in the space before one.
  2. Visualize High King Avalokitesvara emitting white light which shines on one’s brow chakra. (High King Avalokitesvara is able to emit light from the entire body.)
  3. Form the High King Avalokitesvara Turning the Dharma Wheel Mudra by forming a circle with the thumb and index finger of the left and right hand respectively while extending the middle finger, ring finger, and little finger of each hand to point straight up. Interlock the circles formed by the right and left hands and keep a space between the two palms .
  4. Recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra six times as follows.
  5. While reciting the sutra name, visualize following body sections being purified in sequence:
    1. Recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra the first time and visualize the head being purified.
    2. Recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra the second time and visualize the throat being purified.
    3. Recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra the third time and visualize the heart chakra being purified.
    4. Recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra the fourth time and visualize the naval chakra being purified.
    5. Recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra the fifth time and visualize the sacral chakra being purified.
    6. Recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra the sixth time and visualize the feet being purified. The entire body is purified.
  6. After purification, one’s body is completely white and transparent. (Pure and bright)
  7. Key Point 1: Must visualize High King Avalokitesvara.
    Key Point 2: Must recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra. (It is extremely important to remember that it is only the name of the sutra that one recites!)
    Key Point 3: Must form either High King Avalokitesvara mudra or place the palms together sincerely.
    Key Point 4: Perform this practice in the morning (One may recite the sutra name anytime in an emergency.)

Note: The source of the key cultivation formula of the High King Sutra Purification Practice is “A Dream of Dreams”, in Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu Book 264 The Unchanged Nature of Void, and Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu’s Dharma discourse at Rainbow Temple on July 29, 2018.

Best Regards,
True Buddha Foundation
Jan. 6, 2021

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【True Buddha Foundation Dharma Affairs Announcement】
TBF-DA Announcement #0011
High King Avalokitesvara Sutra Purification Practice Q&A

Q1: If one has already received empowerment for the High King Avalokitesvara Practice from Grandmaster in person, is one still required to receive empowerment for the High King Sutra Purification Practice?
A: No.

Q2: Ordinarily, when should one recite the sutra name Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra?
A: By reciting the sutra name in the morning on a daily basis, one’s entire body will be purified. This is an expedient practice which is not described in the sutra. It was transmitted to Living Buddha Lian-sheng by High King Avalokitesvara, who instructed him to recite Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra once, twice, three times, four times, five times, six times. Recite it six times; one recitation for the head, one recitation for the neck, one recitation for the upper abdomen, one recitation for the lower abdomen, one recitation for the thighs, and one recitation for the calves and feet. This is a very expedient method.

Q3: Under emergency circumstances, can one just recite the sutra name?
A: Yes. In the instruction to Living Buddha Lian-sheng, High King Avalokitesvara said, “The sutra is brief to begin with, but even so, in an emergency, it is not necessary to recite the complete sutra. One may just recite the sutra name Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra. Even if it is not an emergency, one can still recite the sutra name at any time! High King Avalokitesvara will hear you and come rescue you!

Q4: How does the bodhisattva emit light to bless one? The article states that light is emitted from the brow point of the bodhisattva. Does this mean one visualizes the bodhisattva’s brow point emitting light which shines on one’s six sections respectively? Does this practice require empowerment?
A:
  1. High King Avalokitesvara can emit light not only from the brow point, but from everywhere. As one performs six recitations of Namo High King Avalokitesvara Sutra, High King Avalokitesvara will emit light from the entire body which shines on all six body sections.
  2. This purification practice requires empowerment. One can request the remote empowerment.

Note: The source of the above Q&A is “A Dream of Dreams”, Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu Book 264 The Unchanged Nature of Void, and Living Buddha Lian-sheng Sheng-yen Lu Dharma discourse at Rainbow Temple on July 29, 2018.

Best Regards,
True Buddha Foundation
Jan. 6, 2021





Translated by TBTTs
Translator: DJ Chang
Editor: Henry Wolf

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