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Contents

Contents 1
UponReadingThisEBook 2
AboutLivingBuddhaLiansheng 3
AboutTheTrueBuddhaSchool 4
AboutTrueBuddhaSchoolNet(TBSN) 4
AboutPadmakumaraWebsite 5
AboutTrueBuddhaTranslationTeams 5
MahamayuriVidyarajniSadhana 7
MahamayuriDharmaDiscourseI 12
MahamayuriDharmaDiscourseII 30
TheBenefitsoftheGreatPerfection(Part5) 47
HowtoTakeRefugeinLivingBuddhaLiansheng 50
LivingBuddhaLianshengsEnglishBooks 51
TBSEnglishPracticeEbooks 54
DedicationofMerits 56







UponReadingThisEBook

An empowerment must be received from Living Buddha Liansheng or an


authorized True Buddha School master before engaging in this particular
sadhana. If one does not have the lineage empowerment, one should not,
under any circumstances, attempt this practice. Under the blessing of the
empowerment, students can quickly attain yogic responses with the Deity.
Withoutit,thepracticewillbefutileandonesactwouldbeconsideredanact
ofstealingtheDharma.

In this ebook, mantras are translated using simple English phonetics. Sutras,
verses, and praises are translated using both English and Hanyu Pinyin.
Students should not assume that the translations can possibly emulate the
exactpronunciationsoftheRootGuru.Itishighlyrecommendedthatstudents
obtain audio recordings of mantras from local True Buddha temples or
chapters,orconsultwithauthorizedTrueBuddhaMasters.

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Living Buddha Lianshengs books or consult with authorized True Buddha
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May the compassionate Living Buddha Liansheng, buddhas, bodhisattvas,


and dharma protectors bless these translated practices. May the True Buddha
TantraliberateallbeingsintheSixRealmsofTransmigration.

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AboutLivingBuddhaLiansheng

HisHolinessLivingBuddhaLiansheng
istheRootGuruofTrueBuddhaSchool.
HeisreferredtoasGrandMasterbyhis
disciples, and he is regarded as the
emanationofAmitabhaBuddha.

As the lineage holder of the Nyingma,


Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug schools of
Tibetan Buddhism, Living Buddha
Liansheng has attained the highest
fruition in those schools including the
Great Perfection, Mahamudra, Lamdre,
andYamantakaSadhana.

Living Buddha Liansheng teaches both exoteric and esoteric Buddhism, and
also incorporates elements of Zen and Daoism into his teachings. He
emphasizes actual practice and encourages students to integrate his Buddhist
teachings into their daily lives. The quintessence of his personal journey, his
methods of cultivation and his realization are embodied in the True Buddha
TantricDharma,whichisaninspiring,practical,andpowerfulteachingthatis
wellsuited for people in modern society. Living Buddha Liansheng leads a
disciplined life which includes spiritual practice, teaching, writing, and
painting.Heisanexcellentmodelforspiritualcultivatorsinthisdegenerated
age.

Asoftoday,overfivemillionpeoplehavetakenrefugeinTrueBuddhaSchool.
With over 400 chapters worldwide, True Buddha School is recognized as a
major Buddhist group today. Living Buddha Liansheng has written over 200
books in Chinese on topics ranging from Vajrayana Buddhism to Feng Shui,
Zen Buddhism, and Daoism. Many of these books are now being translated
intoEnglishandvariousotherlanguages.






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AboutTheTrueBuddhaSchool

The True Buddha School, founded by Living Buddha Liansheng, is a school
for spiritual cultivation. The name reflects the founders mission to offer
authentic lineage transmission and practice of the Tantric Dharma which can
truly lead one to buddhahood. All students who have taken refuge with the
TrueBuddhaSchoolmustpracticetheTrueBuddhaTantra.TheTrueBuddha
Tantra is a Mahayana practice which, by directly visualizing oneself and
BuddhaasOneand,throughthecultivationofthepurificationofbody,mind,
and speech, can enable an ordinary, worldly person to directly arrive at the
realmofbuddhahood.

TheTrueBuddhaSchooldiffersfromotheresoterictraditionsinthatitteaches
a unique Yoga Practice called, the Padmakumara (Lotus Bodhisattva) Vajra
Yoga,whichenablesthepractitionertoarriveattherootgurussiddhiofthe
Maha Twin Lotus Ponds, an inconceivable Buddha Pure Land manifested by
theBuddhaLocana.

AboutTrueBuddhaSchoolNet(TBSN)

TrueBuddhaSchoolNetistheofficialwebsiteoftheTrueBuddhaSchool.Itis
available in English and Chinese. Since 1995, TBSNs worldwide popularity
and viewer demands have continued to increase, requiring more than 10
servers to maintain its website. Visit http://www.tbsn.org to learn more about
theTrueBuddhaSchoolandtoaccessournewsletters,articles,upcominglocal
chapter ceremonial events, as well as Living Buddha Lianshengs books and
dharmatalks.


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AboutPadmakumaraWebsite

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independently funded and established by Alice Yang, a devout student of
Grand Master Lu, since 2001. It specifically caters to nonChinese speakers
learning needs by publishing insightful, educational and comprehensive
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AboutTrueBuddhaTranslationTeams

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of volunteers operating under the True Buddha Foundation (TBF) of True
BuddhaSchool(TBS).

TBTTs mission is to propagate the dharma teachings of His Holiness, Living


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Mahamayuri Mandala: At the top are the Seven Buddhas, from Kasyapa Buddha to Shakyamuni Buddha;
just below the Seven Buddhas is the future Buddha, Maitreya Bodhisattva. Next comes all
pratyeka-buddhas, then the four sravakas these are Shakyamuni Buddhas four great disciples. Last,
surround the main deity Mahamayuri with the Eight Heavenly Gods, the Twenty-Eight Yaksas and all
constellations, including the Nine Luminaries and the Twelve Zodiacs.

MahamayuriVidyarajniSadhana
TransmittedbyHisHolinessLivingBuddhaLiansheng,ShengyenLu.
TranslatedbyAliceYang.EditedbyJasonYu.ProofreadbyJackieHo.

Beginbyprayingfortherootlineageblessing:Firstemptythemind.Next,visualizetheRoot
Guru appearing above your crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant the Root
GuruHeartMantra7times.PraytotheRootGurutoempoweryousothatthesadhanawillbe
auspicious.

Engender the Four Immeasurable Minds. Visualize your parents, children, relatives, friends,
andenemiesjoiningyouinthispractice.

WakeupCall:Claptwice,thencrossthehands,andsnapthethumbsandmiddlefingers.

1. RecitethePurificationMantrasandEarthGodMantra

2. RecitetheInvocationMantra:Omahhum,soha(3times)

Wesincerelyinvoke:
NamoRootGuruLivingBuddhaLiansheng,
NamoWhiteMahaPadmakumara,
NamoLotusLightUnhinderedBuddha,(a.k.aLotusLightSelfMasteryBuddha)
NamothelineagegurusofTrueBuddhaSchool,
NamoMahaMayuri.
1

Herein, each local chapter may invoke the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and Dharma Protectors
enshrined at its altar accordingly. When practicing at home, you may invoke the deities
presentatyourshrine.

NamoallBuddhasoftheTenDirectionsandThreeTimes,
NamoallBodhisattvasandMahasattvas,
NamoMahaPrajnaParamita.

3. GreatHomageUsingVisualization

4. MandalaOffering

5. ChanttheFourfoldRefuge
NamoGuruBei,NamoMahaMayuri,NamotheMahaMayuriSutra,Namothe
RetinueoftheMahaMayuriAssembly(3times)


1 Maha Mayuri could also be spelled as Mahamayuri or Maha-mayuri. To help students who are unfamiliar with the
Sanskrit pronunciation, we chose Maha Mayuri in this sadhana to assist you with the pronunciation.

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6. ArmorProtection

7. RecitetheHighKingAvalokitesvaraSutra

8. RecitetheRebirthMantra(7times)

9. RecitetheFourImmeasurableVows
Mayallbeingshavehappinessandthecausesofhappiness;thisisimmeasurable
lovingkindness.
Mayallbeingsbeliberatedfromsufferingandthecausesofsuffering;thisis
immeasurablecompassion.
Mayallbeingsbefreeofsufferingandalwaysbehappy;thisisimmeasurablejoy.
Mayallbeingsbefreeofgraspingandaversionandpracticeequality;thisis
immeasurableequanimity.

10. RecitetheRootGuru(Padmakumara)HeartMantra
OmGuru,Liansheng,Siddhi,Hum(108times)

11. MudraandVisualization

Mudra: Mahamayuri Mudra (Internal Handclasp Mudra):


First, form the internal handclasp mudra in front of your
chest, then bring the two little fingers and thumbs close
togetherasillustratedinthepictureontheleft.Thethumbs
representtheheadofthepeacock,thelittlefingersrepresent
the tail feathers of the peacock, and the middle part
representsthebodyofthepeacock.

Visualization:Firstemptythemind.

ChanttheEmptinessMantra:
Om,sibawa,suda,saerwa,daerma,sibawa,sudohang(3times)

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Mahamayuri Vidyarajni Sadhana

SeedSyllableYU SeedSyllableBAM
2
SeedSyllableMO
3

I. Aboveanexpanseofoceanisastretchofclearsunnysky.Afanofpeacock
tail feathers appears in the sky, and in the center of the fan, a white seed
syllableYUappearswhichthentransformsintoagoldenpeacockking.
II. Fromthebackofthepeacockking,awhiteseedsyllableBAMmanifests
andthentransformsintoawhitelotus.
III. Abovethewhitelotus,agoldorwhiteseedsyllableMObeginstorotate
and transforms into a goldcolored, whitecolored, or goldandwhite
colored FourArmed Mahamayuri. FourArmed Mahamayuri wears a
FiveBuddhaCrown, withawhitelotusin herfirstrighthand, andared
bijapura (a citron) in her second right hand. Mahamayuri holds a yellow
auspiciousfruitinherfirstlefthand,andapeacockfeatherinhersecond
lefthand.
IV. From the third eye chakra (or brow point) of Mahamayuri, visualize a
beamofwhitelightshiningontoyourthirdeyechakra.Fromthethroatof
Mahamayuri,abeamofredlightshinesontoyourthroat.Fromtheheart
chakraofMahamayuri,abeamofbluelightshinesontoyourheartchakra.
Thethreelightsmergecompletelyintoyourbodyandmind.

12. RecitetheMahamayuriMantra
Visualization: Use both hands to hold the mala beads in front of your chest
and move each bead with the thumb during chanting. Visualize the left hand
transforming into a vajra bell and the right hand transforming into a vajra
scepter.Themotherbeadoremblemtransformsintoamultiplejeweledstupa,
and the four divider beads transform into the Four Heavenly Kings. The
tasseltransformsintoalotushand,whilethestringthatthreadsthroughthe
beads transforms into Vajrasattvas white light, in the form of a circle. During

2 The original Sanskrit seed syllable is VAM
3 The original Sanskrit seed syllable is MA

Mahamayuri Vidyarajni Sadhana
mantra chanting, as each bead is moved, visualize each bead turning into
Mahamayuri,whothenappearsinfrontofyou.

ChanttheMantra:Om,moyuli,garladi,soha
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(108times)

13. EnteringSamadhi
Nine Cycle Breathing, Entering of the Deity into Oneself and Release of
Oneself into the Cosmic Consciousness [or RuwoWoru visualization], Breath
Counting.

14. EmergingfromSamadhi
PraiseVerse:
LordBuddha,thegreatcompassionateone,
Yourdharmakayaisendowedwiththetranquilityofnirvana.
Yourpowerandabilitiesareboundless.
Andallofyourmeritsandvirtuesareperfect.
15. RecitethePrincipalHeartMantras

16. RecitetheBuddhasName(3times)

17. Dedication
Mayourcountrybesecureandstrong,
Maymybodyandmindbeatpeace,
MayeverythingtransformintotheBuddhafield.
TheBuddhadharmaisboundless.

MayallwhoupholdthenameofAmitabhaBuddha,
BeborntogetherinthePureLandofHisWesternParadise,
RepayingtheFourfoldGenerosityfromabove,
AndaidingthosewhosufferintheThreePathsbelow.

UponseeingtheBuddha,
MayIbeliberatedfromthecycleofbirthanddeath,
AndmayIdevelopthequalitiesofBuddhahood,
Andthusfreeallwhosuffer.

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Based on Grand Masters pronunciation on 2/27/10

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I,________(yourname),dedicatethemeritsofthispracticetotheRootGuru.May
theRootGurualwaysbehealthy,remaininsamsara,neverenternirvana,andforever
turnthedharmawheel.Mayeveryonebehealthy,freeofhindrances,strongin
cultivation,andmayallcircumstancesbecomeauspicious.

Use your vajra scepter to draw a circle three times in the space above you and visualize that
youaredrawingablazingcircleoffire.Thensay:

Mayallsupplicationsbecompletelyfulfilled.Mayallhindrancesberemoved.

Visualizeapatchofdarknessinfrontofyou(symbolizingnegativeforces).Thenraisethevajra
scepter,pointittowardsthepatchofdarkness,andringthevajrabellwhileshouting:

Wun!

AsyoushoutWun,visualizethedarknessretreatingandinitsplacearetwovajrasceptersin
the form of a cross appearing above a lotus flower, surrounded by the blazing circle of fire.
Thecrossedvajrasceptersrepresentstrength,whilethelotusfloweritselfrepresentswisdom.
Thecrossedvajrasceptersabovealotusrepresentprotectionanddefeatofthenegativeforces.
Theblazinglightsignifiestotalityandcompletion.Withthisvisualizationofthecrossedvajra
scepters,lotusflower,andblazingcircleoffire,allnegativesforceswillretreat.

(Detailed visualization from page 165 of A Complete and Detailed Exposition on the True
BuddhaTantricDharma)

18. RecitetheHundredSyllableMantra(3times)

19. GreatHomageUsingVisualization

20. RecitetheCompletionMantra:
Om,bulin(3times)
OmManiPadmeHum

Dismissal
Claptwice,thencrossthehands,andsnapthethumbsandmiddlefingers.

EndofPractice
Mayallendeavorsbeauspicious.


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MahamayuriDharmaDiscourseI
DharmaDiscourseTransmittedbyH.H.LivingBuddhaLianshengaftertheAutumn
AmitabhaBuddhaCeremony,atSeattleLeizangTempleonSeptember5,2009.
TranslatedbyAliceYang.EditedbyJasonYu.ProofreadbyReneCordsen.

Let us pay homage to Reverend Liaoming, His Eminence Sakya Zhengkong


Lama,HisHolinesstheSixteenthKarmapa,andVajraMasterThubtenDargye.
HomagetotheTripleJewelsoftheshrine.HomagetoMahamayuriVidyarajni.
Shimu, fellow vajra masters, senior reverends, reverends, dharma instructors,
dharma assistants, honored guests, fellow school disciples, and those school
disciples joining us through the internet. May all be blessed with
auspiciousness.

The dharma empowerment we are transmitting today is the Mahamayuri


Vidyarajni sadhana (Mahamayuri sadhana). Before [inviting the buddhas]
with incense for the ceremony, while Master Lianning and I were being
welcomedbytheceremonialprocession,Isawtheentireshrineimmersedina
sea of magnificent illumination [audience applause]. Mahamayuri, the
ceremonialdeity,hadalreadydescendedupontheshrine.

Itisnowalmostfiveoclock.IfIdowhatMasterLianningrequestedandteach
whatherequested,youwouldprobablyhavetositherefromnowuntil

Mahamayuri Dharma Discourse I
tomorrow morning. So instead of that, you can just listen to what I can teach
today. I cannot possibly finish answering or fulfilling Master Liannings
overloaded requests. Therefore, you will learn as much as I can teach within
thetimeconstraints.

Beforethediscourse,letsfirstpraytoMahamayuritoblessthesuccessofour
dharmatransmission.Next,wepraytoReverendLiaomingandMasterPufang,
from whom I learned the Mahamayuri sadhana, to bless that the dharma
ceremony will be complete. All masters of True Buddha School (TBS) hereby
sincerely pray for an impeccable dharma dissemination. Basically, the
Mahamayuri sadhana is derived from yogic union sadhanas, but we have
amendedtherecitationpart,soweshouldadaptittothemodifiedTBSversion.
Wewillbeginthesadhanawiththegreathomage,andthenrecitethefourfold
refuge, which means taking refuge in the guru, the buddha, the dharma, and
the sangha. In recitation, the fourfold refuge is as follows: Namo guru bei,
namobuddhaye,namodharmaye,namosanghaye.However,thefourfoldrefuge
ofthisspecificsadhanaisuniqueinitsown.Thefirstrefugeisstillnamoguru
bei,whichistotakerefugeinthetransmissionrootguru.Thesecondoneisto
takerefugeinthebuddha,recitedastakerefugeinMahamayuriVidyarajni,the
thirdistotakerefugeinthedharma,takerefugeintheMahamayuriSutra,and
the fourth is to take refuge in the sangha, take refuge in the retinue of the
MahamayuriAssembly.Thisrecitationisdifferent.Oneisall,allisone.

HowcouldMahamayuribesocapableoftransformingfixedkarma? Master
Lianninglearnedaboutthedeityspowerinsutras.Asageneralruleofthumb,
fixed karma cannot be removed, not even buddhas can change fixed karma.
Then, how could Mahamayuri be able to transform fixed karma? If I didnt
know the answer, I would be stumped by Master Liannings question.
Fortunately,IamsomewhatfamiliarwiththeoriginofMahamayuri.

Let me explain to you: Mahamayuri is the nisyandakaya. What is a


nisyandakaya?Anisyandakayaisanidenticalembodiment.Forexample,Iam
Shengyen Lu and I dont have a nisyandakaya. A nisyandakaya would mean
that there is another Shengyen Lu, who would have the same power as I do.
As for Mahavairocana Buddha, he is also known as the Great Sun Buddha,
highlyreveredduetohisattainmentofthethirteenthbhumi.Inaddition,heis
alsothehighestrankingBuddhaamongtheFiveDhyaniBuddhas.Displaying
identicalprowessisthetransformationofhisnisyandakayaMahamayuri.

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Furthermore, Mahamayuri is the nirmanakaya of Amitabha Buddha. The
WesternParadiseismanifestedbyAmitabhaBuddha;thus,parrots,peacocks,
jivajiras, kalavinkas [in the Western Paradise] are manifested by Amitabha
Buddha as well. Mahamayuri is considered the nirmanakaya of Amitabha
Buddha, because peacocks are residents of the Western Paradise. Therefore,
Mahamayuri has the same power as Amitabha Buddha. It is known that
AmitabhaBuddhaiscapableofdeliveringthosewithkarmichindrancestothe
WesternParadise,sohecanchangefixedkarma.Ifyouhavefixedkarma,but
you pray wholeheartedly to Mahamayuri, that is equivalent to praying
wholeheartedly to Mahavairocana Buddha and Amitabha Buddha. A person
whoprayswholeheartedlytoAmitabhaBuddhacanberebornintheWestern
Paradise.Isntthattransformingkarma?Thisdemonstratesthetranscendental
powerofMahamayuri.

Mahamayuri is also a sambhogakaya. In a previous life, Shakyamuni Buddha


reincarnatedasthePeacockKing.Asaresult,Mahamayuriisregardedasthe
sambhogakaya of Shakyamuni Buddha. The Peacock King is identified as an
embodiment of Shakyamuni Buddha. Shakyamuni Buddha, the founder of
Buddhism, attained buddhahood in the saha world. His power is boundless.
To sum it all up, Mahamayuri is the embodiment of three buddhas: the
nisyandakaya of Mahavairocana Buddha, the nirmanakaya of Amitabha
Buddha, and the sambhogakaya of Shakyamuni Buddha. If you attain yogic
union with Mahamayuri, you will also be in union with the three buddhas.
Thecombinedforceoftheirinconceivablepowercandefinitelytransformfixed
karma.Abuddhacannottransformfixedkarma.Onebuddhacannotdoit,but
manybuddhascan[audienceapplause].

For example, theres the story of Maudgalyayana saving his mother.


Maudgalyayana possessed great transcendental powers and went to the
hungry ghost realm to save his mother. He used his powers to create food to
feed his mother, but as soon as the food came near her mouth, it would
immediatelyturnintofire,soitwasntpossibleforhertoeat.Afterexhausting
all means, Maudgalyayana turned to Shakyamuni Buddha for help and the
Buddha said that there was a way to save his mother. The Ullambana Sutra
relates that Maudgalyayana convened all holy laymen, along with the holy
sangha, and with their combined power, Maudgalyayana was able to rescue
his mother from the hungry ghost realm. Just like today, if one vajra masters
powerisinsufficient,wehaveoverseventyvajramastersheretoday.Withthe

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combined blessing power accumulated from all of these masters chanting
mantrasandsutras,wecouldswiftlydeliverapersontotheWesternParadise.
That is the power of the holy sangha. Mahamayuri embodies power from all
buddhas,sosheiscapableoftransformingfixedkarma.

The fourfold refuge that we recite is as follows: take refuge in the root guru
whotransmitsthedharma,takerefugeinMahamayuriVidyarajni,takerefuge
in the Mahamayuri Sutra, and take refuge in the Retinue of the Mahamayuri
Assembly.Insteadoftakingrefugeinthesangha,wetakerefugeintheRetinue
of the Mahamayuri Assembly. As Master Lianning has said, Mahamayuri is
guarded by many entourages and attendants. You should set up the shrine
with a mandala of the Mahamayuri Assembly: at the top are the Seven
Buddhas,fromKasyapaBuddhatoShakyamuniBuddha;justbelowtheSeven
Buddhas is the future Buddha, Maitreya Bodhisattva. Next comes all
pratyekabuddhas, then the four sravakas these are Shakyamuni Buddhas
fourgreatdisciples.Last,surroundthemaindeityMahamayuriwiththeEight
Heavenly Gods, the TwentyEight Yaksas and all constellations, including the
Nine Luminaries and the Twelve Zodiacs. Draw this thangka from top to
bottomasinstructed,andyouwillhavecreatedamandalaoftheMahamayuri
Assembly.

However, if we setup the shrine as described above, you will have to take
down your shrine and set up a new one because your whole shrine will

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become Mahamayuris shrine. Then, how do we enshrine Mahamayuri? You
cansimplywritethedeitiesnames.Youcanjustwritethemdown:theSeven
Buddhas, Maitreya Bodhisattva, pratyekabuddhas, sravakas, the Eight
Heavenly Gods, the TwentyEight Yaksas, the Nine Luminaries, and the
TwelveZodiacs.WritetheSevenBuddhasonthetop,writetheTwelveZodiacs
on the bottom, and then write rest of the retinue around Mahamayuri.
Mahamayuricanberepresentedasathangka,orastatue,orevenonepeacock
feather in the middle. The simplest method is to buy and stick one peacock
feather in the center, and write the retinue on the red paper the Seven
Buddhas, Maitreya Bodhisattva, pratyekabuddhas, sravakas, the Eight
Heavenly Gods, the TwentyEight Yaksas, the Nine Luminaries, and the
Twelve Zodiacs. These are Mahamayuris entourage, some of whom have
attained the nisyandakaya, nirmanakaya, and sambhogakaya of Mahamayuri.
Thatishowwesetuptheshrine[audienceapplause].

Next, you must foster bodhicitta before cultivating the Mahamayuri sadhana,
which is necessary for any sadhana anyway. With bodhicitta, or a heart of
benevolence, compassion, joy, and equanimity, you would bring happiness to
others, happily alleviate others pain, and sacrifice anything and everything
willingly.Afterfosteringbodhicitta,youproceedtogiveofferings.Whatkinds
ofofferings?Anexternalofferingisquitefamiliartous,becausewehavebeen
doing it regularly. An internal offering is more secretive, which is an offering
ofbody,speech,andmind.Whatisadharmaofferingthen?Thatisanoffering
of Buddhanature. You transform your Buddhanature to Mahamayuri by
beinginyogicunionwithMahamayuri,inwhichstateyourbody,speech,and
mind are indistinguishable from that of Mahamayuri. That is the
Buddhanatureoffering.TheBuddhanatureofferingisverypowerful,butyou
cannotmakeanymistakeswithitatall.ThatistheBuddhanatureoffering.

I have explained the external offering, the internal offering, and the
Buddhanatureoffering.Wehaveperformedthegreathomage,fourfoldrefuge,
fostering bodhicitta, mandala offering, and then we continue to the
visualization, as guided by the TBS sadhana. Master Lianning has previously
asked how to form the mudra. First, our [two hands] form the internal
handclasp mudra, and then the two pinky fingers cross each other [in the
officialMahamayurisadhana,thethumbsandpinkyfingersshouldjusttouch
eachother],andthetwothumbscrosseachother,asifourhandshaveturned
intoapeacock.Ourthumbsformthehead,whilethepinkyfingersarethetail,

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and the middle [of our hands] is the body of the peacock. There is another
external handclasp mudra for Mahamayuri. That is [Grand Master forms the
mudra]thepeacockshead,feather,andbody.Theexternalhandclaspmudrais
used to practice the flying sadhana. These are Mahamayuris wings, flapping
wings to show she is flying. That is the Mahamayuri Flying Mudra. Okay, I
havetaughttwomudras.

After forming the mudra, you can start visualizing emptiness. The Emptiness
Mantra is Om, sibawa, suda, saerwa, daerma, sibawa, sudohang.
VisualizeemptinessasyourecitetheEmptinessmantra.Visualizeacircleand
recitetheEmptinessMantraonce;emptinesscanbepictured as a circle. First,
theseedsyllableYUemergesfromtheemptiness,symbolizingtheappearance
ofthepeacock.Alternatively,youcanvisualizethepeacockfeathersappearing
first, and from among the feathers emerges the seed syllable YU, which
resembles a peacock. The seed syllable YU then transforms into a peacock.
Next,wevisualizetheseedsyllableBAM,whichlookskindoflikeacircleand
a dot, a symbol of a bird. In the middle of the peacock and peacock feathers,
thewhiteseedsyllableBAMappearsandtransformsintoalotusflower.Lastly,
theseedsyllableMO,whichisalittlebitliketheChinesecharacterformouth,
transformsintoMahamayuri.YUisthepeacock,BAMisthelotusflower,and
MO is Mahamayuri. The lotus flower is white, the peacock is golden, and
Mahamayuri is a mix of gold and white. Mahamayuri also wears the
FiveBuddhaCrown,likeGrandMasteriswearingnow.

The fourarmed Mahamayuri, from whom we receive transmission, holds a


white lotus flower in her first right hand, and in the second right hand she
holdsaredbijapura.Inherfirstlefthand,sheholdsayellowauspiciousfruit,
and the second left hand she holds a peacock feather. The peacock feather is
dark in color, dark blue, dark grey, sometimes blue or black, or sometimes
multicolored. The first right hand holds a lotus flower, the second right hand
holds a bijapura, the first left hand holds an auspicious fruit, and a peacock
featherinthesecondlefthand.Eachimplementischaracterizedwithdifferent
colorsandfunctions:lotusflowerforpacification,bijapuraforharmonization,
auspicious fruit for enhancement, and the peacock feather is for subjugation,
allservedifferentpurposesrespectively.

AftervisualizingMahamayuri,thereisapeacock,andalotusflower,youcan
reciteOm,ah,humtobeseechblessingsfromthethreebeamsoflight[white,

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red,andblue].Uponreceivingblessingsfromthethreelights,Om,ah,hum
[GrandMasterrecitesagain],Mahamayuriwillempoweryouandmerge into
you; you will also merge into Mahamayuri and become Mahamayuri. This is
the Ruwo (deity entering oneself) Woru Visualization (one entering deity), a
process of uniting and transforming. After visualizing the Blessing of Three
Lights and before practicing the RuwoWoru Visualization for uniting and
transforming, you should recite the Mahamayuri Mantra. Right before
entering the samadhi of RuwoWoru, you should recite the mantra. We can
recite the short version of the Mahamayuri Mantra: Om, moyuli, geladi,
soha,om,moyuli,geladi,soha,om,moyuli,geladi,soha,om,moyuli,
geladi,soha.MosignifiesMahamayuri,yuliisthepeacock,geladiis
great dharma power, and soha is accomplishment. Om is interpreted as
the consciousness of the universe, as well as the accomplishment of
Mahamayuris great transcendental power [audience applause]. The mantra
wejustlearnedistheshortestversion.

There is also another version not seen on any sutra: Om, dika, lala, soha.
Dika is something Indonesian students would be very familiar with. Sadu,
duwa, dika [audience laugh and applause]. Dika is three. Om, dika, lala,
soha.Thereisthisshortmantra,whichisalsoMahamayurismantra.Thatis
odd! How come Mahamayuri became dika [dika sounds like a pigs leg in
Taiwanese] [Grand Master laughs]. In the past, I memorized sadu, duwa,
dika[1,2,3inIndonesian][GrandMasterlaughs].ItisDiKa,notdika[pigs
leg in Taiwanese]. Om, dika, lala, soha is also a short version of the
MahamayuriMantra.Eitheroneofthetwoversionsisacceptable.Youshould
dothevisualizationandrecitethemantrabeforeenteringsamadhi.

What is samadhi? Samadhi is uniting or merging into one. RuwoWoru is to


mergeintoone.Mahamayurimergesintome,andIbecomeMahamayuri,that
is merge into one. When I enter into Mahamayuris heart, that is Woru.
Whats about transformation? You can quickly transform into the samadhi of
Mahamayuri.

What is the essence of Vajrayana? The essence lies in merging into one and
transformation. I have mentioned before, when Manjushri Bodhisattva enters
the heart of Lord Yama, Manjushri Bodhisattva becomes Yamantaka. When
AmitabhaBuddhaenterstheheartandsamadhiofAvalokitesvaraBodhisattva,
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Bodhisattva; when Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva enters the body of a horse, in
the animal realm, Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva becomes Hayagriva. These
accounts illustrate uniting and transformation. The power of uniting is to
become one, whereas that of transformation is to become many. Manjushri
Bodhisattva only has two hands, but after merging into Lord Yama and
transforming into Yamantaka, his hands are multiplied. The outcome of
transformationaugmentshispower,empoweringhimtobeaheruka.

ThepracticeofmergingintooneinVajrayanaenablesonetobecomeabuddha
or a bodhisattva, whereas the practice of transformation is evolving into
myriads of deities and acquiring more power. In a nutshell, RuwoWoru is
unitingandtransformation.Vajrayananotesthatenteringistoenterintomy
body, dwelling is to dwell in my body, and merging is to merge the two
bodies into one. You have to clearly understand the concept of entering,
dwelling,andmerging.Enteringsamadhiiswhenyouenterthesamadhiofa
specific deity. You are now entering Mahamayuris samadhi: Mahamayuri
becoming you, you becoming Mahamayuri. After exiting from samadhi, you
shouldpraiseMahamayuriwiththeMahamayuriPraisebelow:

LordBuddha,thegreatcompassionateone,
Yourdharmakayaisendowedwiththetranquilityofnirvana.
Yourpowerandabilitiesareboundless,
Andallofyourmeritsandvirtuesareperfect.

This verse is to praise Mahamayuri. Since Shakyamuni Buddha has great


compassion, he once reincarnated as the Peacock King. His dharmakaya is
endowedwiththetranquilityofnirvana.Whenheexertshisgreatpowerand
abilities,heaccomplishedallmeritsandvirtues.

After praising Mahamayuri, you should repentant. You should repent for
yourwrongdoingsinthepastandapologizeforthemistakesyouhavemade.
Whatisthesignificanceofrepentance?Withoutrepentance,youcannotpurify
and remove your karmic hindrances. You have to repent and promise not to
repeatthesamemistakes.SoyourecitetheVajrasattvaMantra(alsoknownas
theHundredSyllableMantra),repentforyourtransgressions,anddedicatethe
meritsasbelow:

Mayourcountrybesecureandstrong,

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Maymybodyandmindbeatpeace,
MayeverythingtransformintotheBuddhafield.
TheBuddhadharmaisboundless.

The Mahamayuri sadhana can be cultivated for major or minor purposes. In


Japan, the Mahamayuri Mandala is worshipped as a means to pray for
nationalpeace.TheMahamayurisadhanacanalsobeutilizedtoresolveminor
issues,suchastheswineflu,H1N1[audienceapplause].Iwillelaboratelater.I
didnt fabricate the healing power, it was written in the Mahamayuri Sutra.
The Mahamayuri sadhana can be cultivated to cure all kinds of sicknesses.
YesterdaywasFriday[GrandMasterpauses],todayisSaturday,andtomorrow
isSunday[GrandMasterandaudiencelaugh].Asyougetolder,youllforget
what day it was yesterday. Yesterday was Friday. I worked on spiritual
consultation from 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm, for three hours. Many of my students
are sick. I am glad that you came today! When you attain yogic union with
Mahamayuri, your illness will be cured. I will transmit the illnessremoving
practicelateron.Afterthededication,youshouldperformthegreathomage.I
have just finished talking about a complete session of the Mahamayuri
sadhana: the four preliminary practices, great homage, fourfold refuge,
engender bodhicitta, mandala offering, visualizing Mahamayuri with three
lights,recitingmantra,enteringsamadhi,exitingsamadhi,MahamayuriPraise,
repentance, Vajrasattva Mantra, dedication, and then the great homage, thats
the Mahamayuri sadhana. I will hand over the procedure to Master Lianning
and the True Buddha Foundation. They will note down the details of the
sadhana from A to K [audience laugh]. Let them do it. Just now Master
Lianning gave me homework, so now Im giving him homework [Grand
Master and audience laugh]. Anyways, you should write out the sadhana
procedures[audienceapplause].

I will first teach the earthquake suppression practice. Everyone is afraid of


earthquakes. Indonesia just experienced an earthquake, so you [Indonesian
students] should diligently cultivate it after returning home. Mahamayuri is
fullycapableofsuppressingearthquakes.Youshouldallocateanareainfront
of the Mahamayuri shrine in your [main] shrine, and then acquire soil from
thefourdirections,soilfromtheeast,south,west,andnorth.Forexample,we
liveinWashingtonstate,whatareourfourdirections?Fromthewest,digupa
catty of soil [catty is a unit of weight used in various countries of
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600 grams] from the shoreline of the Pacific Ocean; from the east, dig up a
cattyofsoilfromSpokane;fromthesouth,dothesameinthevicinityofthe
OaklandBridgeinOakland.WedontcareaboutVancouver[audiencelaugh],
we only need to go to the border to dig up a catty of soil. There you have
gathered soil from the four directions. In front of Mahamayuri, stick four
peacock feathers in the soil you have collected. If you are a Mahamayuri
practitioner, and have already achieved union with Mahamayuri, you should
be able to perceive the presence of Mahamayuri. You can then recite the
mantra 10,000 times. Om, moyuli, geladi, soha, om, moyuli, geladi,
soha,om,moyuli,geladi,soha,om,moyuli,geladi,soha,om,moyuli,
geladi, soha, om, moyuli, geladi, soha, until you have reached 10,000
times.Then,youwillreturnthesoilfromthefourdirections,backtowhere
you got it from. You have to mark down where you dug up the soil from
[audience laugh]. You can stick a piece of bamboo in the area where you dug
upthesoil,andthenyoucanreturnthesoil.Sendthewesternsoilbacktothe
west,easternsoilbacktoSpokane,southernsoilbacktothebridgeand,lastly,
the northern soil back to the Canadian border. After sending the soil back
home, earthquakes will be suppressed in Washington state [audience
applause].

Remember! There is one very important point to note. If you return the soil
from the east to the west, put the soil from the west in the east, put the soil
fromthesouthinthenorth,andputthesoilfromthenorthinthesouth,then
an earthquake will occur! Another point, if you are careless and only return
some of the soil to where you got them from, that will also cause an
earthquake! If you take a catty of soil, you should return a catty of soil.
Youmustweighitprecisely.Takeacattyofsoil,returnacattyofsoil.This
istheearthquakesuppressionpractice.

You have heard about the 88 flood and mudslides in Taiwan [the disastrous
Typhoon Morakot that flooded Taiwan on August 8, 2009]. Wow! Xiaolin
Village was totally buried underneath the mudslides. We have one TBS
studentandhisfamilywholivedinthatvillage.Themudslidessurgeddown
and demolished the whole village. While the roof was shaking, our students
weresnoringdeepintheirsleep.IamnotsureifIsnoreornotbecauseIsleep
alone. However, I know that Shimu does snore [Grand Master and audience
laugh]! The sound of her snore is very gentle and soft. Once, Master Lianhuo
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my blanket in the middle of night. I was sleeping in the same room with
MasterLianhuo,andinthemiddleofthenight,Irushedoutinmyunderwear
[Grand Master and audience laugh]. I carried my blanket to sleep in another
room.Itwasahorribleexperience[GrandMasterandaudiencelaugh].

Whenthemudslidesstarted,ourstudentsfamilywasasleep.Thenextday,he
woke up and looked out from the window. How come his neighbors had all
disappeared?! His house was the only one left. That is the benefit of taking
refugeinGrandMaster.Theragingmudslidesfromthemountainsbehindhis
house managed to create enough force to push his house up and then the
mudslide continued on its path. His neighbors were all buried by the
mudslides,buthishousefloateduponthemudslide.Iwassostunnedthathis
house was able to float, and he was still snoring! When he woke up in the
morning,rubbinghiseyes,helookedoutthewindow.Oh!Whathappenedto
all the houses? Only his was left! That is the protection for TBS students
providedbyourdharmaprotectors[audienceapplause].

Do you clearly understand the earthquake suppression practice I just talked


about? I hope so. I visited Taiwan and lived there for three and a half years
duringmyretreat.IamTaiwanese,andIreallymissedthesoundoftyphoons
blowing through. I really missed it. I should have experienced at least one
typhoonduringthethreeandahalfyears,right?Ingeneral,typhoonsfrequent
Taiwanabouttentimesinayear,orsometimesevenuptotwentytimes.Some
pass by Taiwan, some dont. A typhoon is called a hurricane in America.
During the course of my retreat, typhoons always managed to change
directionsawayfromTaiwan[audienceapplause].Once,anofficerworkingin
customsattheairportfoundandmatchedthedateswhenIenteredandexited
Taiwan with the typhoon history, and proved that during that time there was
not one typhoon in Taiwan [audience applause]. Why did the typhoons turn
away? By forming the Mahamayuri mudra, and having achieved union with
Mahamayuri, you can face the typhoon with the peacock feathers and chant
the Mahamayuri Mantra 10,000 times [to turn the typhoon away]. You are
probablythinking,Wouldntthetyphoonhavealreadycomeandgonebythe
timeyoufinishedchantingthemantra10,000times[GrandMasterlaughs]?Its
not like that. You should chant the mantra 10,000 times during regular times,
andwhen thetimecomes,chantOm,moyuli,geladi,soha,andcommand
the typhoon to detour. Use the peacock feathers to face the typhoon, and as
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and the typhoon will change course, and then turn toward Japan [audience
laugh]. We also have two masters in Japan, Master Lianhua Jingxiang and
Master Lianchang, esteemed as the Yellow Padmakumara. If they also recite
the same mantra, and have also learned this sadhana, they might turn the
typhoon back to Taiwan [Grand Master and audience laugh], then we will
haveadharmaduel.See,wherecanthetyphoongo?Letsaskthetyphoonsto
turn back to Guam, but Dharma Brother Hantao lives there. What if he also
uniteswithMahamayuriandformsthesamemudra,hecanturnthetyphoon
towards Saipan! So the typhoon can settle in Saipan. You can apply this
method to change the directions of typhoons, or demand the receding of
floodwaters. If you want to use this for fire, chant the Mahamayuri Mantra
10,000 times, form the Mahamayuri mudra, face the fire and say,
commandingthefiretoquicklyextinguish.Thentherewillbepouringrain
fromthesky,orthe windwill blowthefiretowardssomewhereelse,andthe
firewillbegone[audienceapplause].

The big fire in California still has not been put out yet. After chanting the
mantra 10,000 times, the fire might have died it by itself [Grand Master and
audiencelaugh].Youshouldcomplete10,000timesonnormaldays.Then,you
canperformtheritualbyformingthemudra.Thepeacockfeathersfunctionas
a subjugation mudra to recede water, put out fires, turn away typhoons, and
suppress earthquakes. This is the Mahamayuri union recitation practice and
howitcanbeused.

Isthereamethodto counterthefinancialcrisis?Youmaybethinking,What
aboutthemoneyIowe?Duringthefinancialcrisis,amancalledhisfriendin
Taiwan, Buddy! Could you loan me $500,000 US dollars? I lost all of my
money in this financial crisis. The friend heard that he wanted $500,000
dollars and answered, Speak more clearly, I cant understand what youre
saying[audiencelaugh].Ineedtoborrow$500,000!Iwasdevastatedbythe
financial crisis. Im totally broke. I need to borrow $500,000 from you for
reinvestment.Doyougetit?$500,000!$500,000!Istillcanthearyouclearly.
Can you speak more clearly? $500,000! I cant hear you clearly! Finally,
the Taiwanese operator interrupted, I heard it quite clearly. Then the friend
inTaiwanresponded,Sinceyouheardhimclearly,youloanhimthemoney!
[GrandMasterandaudiencelaugh.]TheTaiwanesefriendneverclearlyheard
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So, what do you do in this case? Theres a solution. I will transmit the
enrichment practice. The purpose of auspicious fruits is to enhance your
wealth. We will use oranges to represent the auspicious fruits. You should
offerorangestoMahamayuriaswellasrecitethemantra100,000times.Thatis
90,000 times more than the subjugation practice. Money is hard to earn
[audience laugh]! [Grand Master feigns complaining] The enrichment
practice requires chanting the mantra 100,000 times! The subjugation of
disastersonlyrequires10,000times.Thisis90,000moremantrarecitations.

Typhoonscanruin[ourlives]injustthreeorfourdays,andthentheywillgo
away.Watercausesdamageatmostforoneweek,andfirelastsforafewdays.
However,theimpactofthefinancialcrisiscouldlingerforaseveralyears.You
certainly have to recite at least ten times more to make 100,000 mantras.
Therefore,ifyouwouldliketoenhanceyourwealth,oneshouldofferoranges,
andcomplete100,000recitationsoftheMahamayuriMantra.Then,youshould
eat the oranges you offered, and visualize the orange peels transforming into
millions of US dollars, with Benjamin Franklins portrait on the bills. All of
them become bills with Benjamin Franklin on them, covering the entire sky
andcarpetingthewholeground.Then,youshouldputtheorangepeelsunder
your bed fortune will then ring your door bell. That is the enrichment
practice[audienceapplause].Remembertorecite100,000times.

Thereisalsothepracticeofharmonization.AstudentnamedXiaominghada
crush on a classmate in school. He wrote her a note, If you love me, then
pleasepassthenotebacktome.Ifyoudontwanttobefriendswithme,then
justthrowthenoteoutthewindow.Afterthegirlreadit,shefoldedit,passed
itback,anditgotbacktohim.Hethought,Wow,thatsfantastic!Iwrotethat
if she would like to be friends, be a couple, then pass it back to me, and she
did!Heimmediatelyopenedthenoteanditsaid,Thewindowsstuckshut.
[Grand Master and audience laugh.] Ah, the window could not be opened.
Then, he has to practice the harmonization practice [audience laugh]. The
harmonization practice also requires chanting the mantra 100,000 times. Ah,
chasingafterwomenisnteasy[audiencelaugh].Iwassurprisedathowanold
student in France, Lianhua Bochang, could so easily win the heart of such a
pretty lady [audience laugh and applause]. Did you know that it was due to
Grand Masters blessing? Grand Master blessed Lianhua Bochang. I cannot
bless myself, so I may as well bless Lianhua Bochang [audience laugh]. He
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around, leaving Padmakumara moaning and groaning [Grand Master and
audiencelaugh].Recitethemantra100,000times.

What is a bijapura? For a bijapura, we will use a pomegranate. The


pomegranate has two tops, whereas regular fruits only have one. The
pomegranate is red in color with slightly protruding tops. For this practice,
you should offer pomegranates and fulfill the 100,000 recitations. Then, you
will eat all of the seeds, save the peels, visualize the girl you like, hold the
peels dearly to your chest and then she will run into your arms [audience
laugh].No,thatisnotwhatImeant.Youshouldputthepeelsunderyourbed
aswell.Afterall,youcannotpossiblycarrythepeelsaroundeveryday,right?
Putting the peels underneath your bed will enchant her to come to you.
LianhuaBochangdidyouask[forawife]?GrandMasterblessedandfulfilled
yourwish.Didyoucultivatethe pomegranatepractice[audiencelaugh]?You
musthaverecitedtheKurukullaorRagarajaMantra,andthatswhyitwasso
effective. Mahamayuri also has the same power. 100,000 times! Whether men
likewomen,orwomenlikemen,youcanallchantthemantra.Letsdukeitout
[audiencelaugh]!Iwillrecitethemantra100,000times,youwilldothesame,
and if I chant it 200,000 times [audience laugh], I would win! Lets have a
dharmaduel.

We sometimes perform the bardo deliverance and recite the mantra for the
deceased [in the Seattle Temple,] because the deceased depends on merits of
sutrastobedelivered.Ifyoufeelsomeyinornegativeenergyafterwards,asif
some souls have followed you home, then it must be because you have
offended them. Later on, you are unable to drink, eat, or sleep. Your
complexion becomes dark, and slowly you become tired, thin, and have no
energy.Youdontwanttodoanything.Youbecomelethargicanddepressedas
if you are suffering from depression. What should you do? The Mahamayuri
sadhanaincludesapracticeofPurificationofBodyandMind.Writethethree
seed syllables, MO, YU, BAM the Sanskrit seed syllables are MA, YU, and
VAM. Write these three seed syllables [on paper], and burn them into ashes.
Youthenmixtheasheswithwater.Afterdrinkingthemixedwater,yourbody
and mind will be purified and pacified. No more depression. Depression is
gone. Gone [audience applause]. The practice of Purification of Body and
Mind is very effective. The practice Grand Master is transmitting is genuine,
notsomethingfake.Itisntajoke.Ifyouhaveattainedyogicunion,aslongas
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responses.Thispracticeisagenuinepractice,notafraudulentone.

I am not like someone who claims to sell specially trained police dogs on the
internet,claimingthatthedogsweretrainedbythepoliceforce.Someonethen
bought a dog from him. But, when he received his order, he discovered that
the dog was a regular dog. He wrote letters to and called the seller, You
ripped me off! You said that youre selling police dogs, but you sold me a
regulardog.Thesellerreplied,Onthesurface,itdoesnotlooklikeapolice
dog, but it is indeed a police dog. It is an undercover police dog. [Grand
Master and audience laugh.] It was definitely a scam. Swindlers are rampant
in Taiwan and they are also spread out around the world. You all have to be
careful. They are selling fake items, but what Grand Master sells is authentic
[audience applause]. A police dog is a police dog, I will not sell you an
undercoverplainclothespolicedog[audienceapplause].

Thereisalsoanexorcismpractice.Ifyourhomehasanyghosts,youcanusea
vajrasceptertoexpelthem,butitshouldbeathreeprongedvajrascepter,not
a fivepronged one. Japan has them. Shingon Buddhism uses threepronged
vajrasandtheonestheyuseareopenthreeprongedvajras,nottheclosedones.
This is [Grand Master holds up a vajra] a closed fivepronged vajra. In Japan
they use the open fivepronged vajra, while in Tibetan Buddhism they use
closedpronged vajras. Get an open threepronged vajra, and put it on your
Mahamayuri shrine. While facing the threepronged vajra, chant the
Mahamayuri Mantra and direct your chanting towards it. Om, moyuli,
geladi, soha, om, moyuli, geladi, soha, om, moyuli, geladi, soha, for
three consecutive nights. You should recite from 11pm until sunrise, staying
upfortheentirenight[audiencemurmursinsurprise].Youmaysleepduring
thedaytime,andrecitethemantrafrom11pmuntilthenextmorningforthree
consecutivenights.Thevajrawillbeeffectiveafterthreenights.Ifyouenshrine
thevajrascepterinthehouseofsomeonethatshauntedbyghosts,thenallthe
ghostsormonsterswillrunawayfromit.Thatistheexorcismpractice.

Ihavementionedtheillnessremovingpracticebecausemanypeoplearesick.
Illness is difficult to deal with. One man suffered from a skin disease and
soughtouthelpfromme,Iaskedhimhowlongheshadthisproblem,andhe
replied, twenty years. For twenty years he has tried all kinds of remedies
andmedicine,seenallkindsofspecialistsindermatologyforhisskinproblem.
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illnessremoving practice by reciting the mantra 600,000 times [audience is
shocked]. That should be sufficient. Get white sandalwood and grind it into
powder,mixitwellwithhoneyandkneadthemixtureintopills.Aftermaking
the pills, put them in front of your Mahamayuri shrine, and chant the
MahamayuriMantra600,000timestowardsthesepills.Forthispersonwhose
skindiseasecantbecured,havingseenallkindsofdermatologists,appliedall
sortsoftopicalmedicinemedicineappliedtotheskinandtakenallkindsof
medicine,givehimoneofthepillstoingestandtakehisregularmedicineand
it will work [audience applause]. According to the Mahamayuri Sutra, it can
heal hundreds of types of diseases, and this isnt limited to skin diseases, but
any kind of disease or sickness. However, this method may violate medical
laws. If you tell other people that this pill can cure anything, and you accept
peoplesmoney,thisviolatesmedicallaws,sobecareful!

Ablendofwhitesandalwoodandhoneyisedible.Sandalwoodhasasoothing
effect, and honey is edible. After kneading them into pills and blessing them
with mantras, you can keep those pills for yourself, or give them to others as
gifts.Givingthemawayisfine,butyoushouldnotacceptmoneyfromothers
for it. If you charge people, you will be in danger of violating medical laws.
You must be mindful of legal issues, because those pills could be used for
medical purposes. However, you can simply give those pills to others for
soothing reasons because they are edible anyway. Those pills are empowered
because of the mantras. Our pills are only blended with two ingredients,
unlike the Tibetan pills, which are mixed with varieties of unknown herbal
medicines.Milarepausedpowderedrustfromhisrustyhoe[forpills].Healso
used the powder of gold, silver,copper, iron, and combinations of all sorts of
herbal medicines. He blessed the nectar pills with mantras. I have received
manyboxesofpillsfromhighTibetanlamaswhentheyvisitedme.Thosepills
werepackagedinboxes,coveredwithredcloth,andknottedwithfivecolored
threads. Pills and pills, boxes and boxes. I have lost track of how long they
havebeenjustsitting therecollectingdust.Iamafraidofeatingthem [Grand
Master laughs]. Those longignored, old pills may have been made from the
rustofMilarepasrustyhoe.Whatifthesepillscontainheavymetals,Iwillbe
doomedifIeatthemandlosemymemory.

We only use white sandalwood and honey. Sandalwood has a calming effect
and honey is edible. After kneading them into pills, you should recite the
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eliminateillnesses,sothisistheillnessremovingpractice.Manypeoplesuffer
from osteoporosis, cancer, diabetes, chronic illnesses, and even now there are
nomedicinesthatcancurethem.Whydontyoutrythispractice?

RecitingtheMahamayuriMantrafacilitatesyogicunionwithMahamayuri,as
themantraisabletounveilyourBuddhanature.Thephysicalbodyisnotvery
advantageous. What is really beneficial to us is the revelation of our
Buddhanature. It is critical to unite with Mahamayuri and reveal your
Buddhanature.UponrecitingtheMahamayuriMantra600,000times,youwill
definitely be reborn in the Maha Twin Lotus Ponds [audience applause]. This
the most important thing! In Japanese Shingon Buddhism, the prime purpose
of the Mahamayuri shrine is to protect their country; their National Peace
CeremonyalsoreveresMahamayuriasthemaindeity.Mahamayurisadhanas
can also be utilized for smallscale purposes such as curing diseases or [for
largescale purposes, like] revealing your Buddhanature. Those are very
important.Aslongasyoucultivateasinstructed,unitewithMahamayuri,and
chantthemantra,yourwisheswillbefulfilled.

One man went mountain climbing, he exhausted all his energy and he was
starving.Hewasalsolost.Ashewanderedaround,hetrippedoveramagical
lamp. A genie appeared and said, These days, people are very busy, and so
am I [audience laugh]. Dont bother me too much. I will not grant you three
wishes,insteadIwillgiveyouonewish.Whatdoyouwant?Hewasstarving
andlostinthemountains.Hewassohungrythathe wasoutofstrengthand
wasneardeath,sohesaid,IwantawifeThegeniereplied,Youreabout
tostarvetodeathandyouwantawife?Fine,asyouwish.Thegenieconjured
upabeautifyladyforhim,andimmediatelyvanishedintoairwithouthearing
another word. The man actually didnt manage to finish his sentence. He
wantedtosayIwantawifecake[audiencelaugh].Hedidntutteroutthe
wordcakebeforethegenieleft.Timeshavechanged,youhavetohurryup
and talk faster. I want a wife cake, which is a famous and tasty pastry in
Taiwan.Afteryoueatthecake,youwillbefull.Then,youwouldhaveenergy
toleavethemountain.Tothemanssurprise,thegeniereplied,Imtoobusy.
Asyouwish,awifeforyou.Thenhedisappearedbeforethemansaidthelast
wordcake.Heendedupstarvingtodeath.

TheMahamayuriSadhanaGrandMastertransmittedtodayistofeedyouwith
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afterwards. You will experience a sense of contentment. As long as you unite
withMahamayuri,yourritualswillbeeffective.GrandMasterssadhanaisnot
as troublesome as the Tibetan sadhanas, which sometimes require seven to
eights of recitation for only one sutra, or seven hours to invoke one deity. In
addition, you also have to call upon the Seven Buddhas, Maitreya, pratyekas,
sravakas, Eight Heavenly Gods, TwentyEight Yaksas, Nine Luminaries and
TwelveZodiacs.Then,youcanstarttorecitetheMahamayuriSutra. Finally,
you can set up the shrine and invoke the retinue to descend and confer the
empowerment. Bythattime,itwillalreadybetoolate.

In summary, the sadhanas in our True Buddha School, like the recitation
sadhana, are especially fast, and they are effective [audience applause]. I will
give each of you a wife cake and youll be full, and you will be energized.
Everyone can cultivate, so everyones disease can be cured and [everyones]
wishes will be granted. Take Grand Master as an example, while I lived in
seclusion for three and a half years in Taiwan, typhoons all turned away. I
enteredTaiwanafterthearrivalofTyphoonXiangshen.Duringthethreeanda
half years of my retreat, there were no typhoons. Why? Id better stop. I may
endupeatingmyownwordslateron.WhatifImeettyphoonsnexttimeIgo
back,Iwillbedead[GrandMasterandaudiencelaugh].Okay.

OmManiPadmeHum[audienceapplause].


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GrandMasterGuaranteesthatEveryoneCanAttainBuddhahood
DharmaDiscourseTransmittedbyLivingBuddhaLianshengaftertheMahamayuriHomaat
TaiwanLeizangTempleonFebruary27,2010
TranslatedbyAliceYang,EditedbyJasonYu,ProofreadbyReneCordsen



Let us pay homage to Reverend Liaoming, His Eminence Sakya Zhengkong
Lama,HisHolinesstheSixteenthKarmapa,andVajraMasterThubtenDargye.
Homage to the Three Jewels of the shrine. Honorable guests, my father, my
sister, Shimu, fellow vajra masters, senior reverends, reverends, dharma
instructors,dharmaassistants,fellowschoolstudents,andstudentsjoiningus
through the internet. May all be blessed with auspiciousness [audience
applause].

The main goal of todays Mahamayuri Ceremony is to pray for national


prosperityandpeace,soothingwindsandfavorablerains,andavoidanceofall
calamities that disciples would otherwise encounter. We beseech for the
pacificationofdisasters,increaseinfortuneandwisdom,improvementoflove
and harmony among people, and relief of hostility and hatred from enemies
[audienceapplause].


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For the sake of todays ceremony, the abbot of [Taiwan Leizang] Temple
pleaded,Itdefinitelycannotraintoday,andthesuncannotcomeouteither.
Ireplied,EvenifIwereGod,itwouldbereallyhardtodothat.Theweather
cannot be rainy, chilly, or blisteringly hot. How could that be possible?
Therefore,Ikeptaskingfornorain.Whataboutthesun?Thesunhascomeout
occasionally, but hopefully, Mahamayuri can provide shade for us under her
wings. Therefore, those requests were doable, and they were completed
[audienceapplause].

Today,youwillbeconferredwiththeMahamayuriEmpowerment.Priortothe
empowerment, I have to expound the relevant teachings and conduct the
respectivehoma.Wehavetocalluponthedeitysdivinepresence.Asamatter
of fact, before the homa even began, Mahamayuri had already descended
upon the shrine. Therefore, during this whole day, I kept praying to
Mahamayuritogranteveryoneswishes[audienceapplause].

InlightofitbeingChineseNewYearandtheYearoftheTiger,Iwanttofirst
give everyone eight qianwan [note: qianwan is being used as a Chinese
pun, because it can mean a must, such as you must have/be something.
Qianwancanalsomeantenmillion.].Youmusthavehappiness,youmust
exercise, you must be safe, you must not get angry, you must be healthy, you
must be satisfied with your life, you must be harmonious, and you must
cultivate.

Since its Chinese New Year, the Year of the Tiger, I am giving you the gift of
eightqianwan[note:herethepunreferstoeightymilliondollars;audience
applause].Eightymillion.Ifyouarenotheretoday,youonlygetfortymillion.
Ifyouarepresenttoday,youwillreceiveeightymillionasanewyearsgift.

You may wonder why Grand Master has so much money to give away. How
can he give everyone eighty million? Thats because its invisible. The first
tenmillionworthofqianwanis:youmusthavehappiness[audienceapplause];
the second tenmillion worth of qianwan is: you must exercise [audience
applause]; the third qianwan is: you must be safe [audience applause]; the
fourth qianwan is: you must not get angry [audience applause]; the fifth
qianwanis:youmustbehealthy[audienceapplause];thesixthqianwanis:you
must be satisfied with your life [audience applause]; the seventh qianwan is:
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cultivate[audiencesays,ThanksGrandMaster].Theeightymillionworthof
qianwanarebetterthanwinningthelottery!

I taught the Mahamayuri Sadhana at the Seattle Temple in America. You can
read the back pages of Shengyen Lus Unfolded Portfolio [note: this is
GrandMasters212thbook]tolearnmoreabouttheteachingsandprocedures.
Youshouldbecontentwiththeeightymillionalready.ButIwilltopthatand
reiteratethepithteachingsoftheMahamayuriSadhana.TheFourfoldRefuge
of this sadhana differs from the one that we are familiar with. The Fourfold
Refuge we generally recite is as follows: Namo guru bei, namo buddha ye,
namo dharma ye, namo sangha ye. The corresponding version in the
Mahamayuri Sadhana is Namo guru bei, taking refuge in the transmission
root guru; Namo Mahamayuri, taking refuge in buddha; Namo the
Mahamayuri Sutra, taking refuge in the scriptures of Mahamayuri; Namo
the Retinue of the Mahamayuri Assembly, taking refuge in the sangha
communityandherentireentourage.

AbovetheMahamayuriAssembly,therearetheSevenBuddhas.Inthecenter
of the assembly, there is Maitreya Bodhisattva flanked with the
pratyekabuddhas and sravakas on the left and right sides. The Eight
Heavenly Kings, TwentyEight Yaksas and all constellations, the Nine
Luminaries,andtheTwelveZodiacs,arealltheattendantsofMahamayuri.

Mahamayuri is a sambhogakaya of Shakyamuni Buddha, as the Buddha once


reincarnatedasthePeacockKinginapastlife.Thus,Mahamayuriisregarded
as the sambhogakaya of Shakyamuni Buddha. Mahamayuri is also the
nirmanakaya of Amitabha Buddha. As depicted in the Amitabha Sutra,
jivanjivas,peacocks,parrots,andkalavinkasinhabittheWesternParadise.The
residentpeacocksaremanifestedbyAmitabhaBuddha.

Mahavairocana Buddha wears the fivebuddha crown and appears solemn.


His face resembles that of Mahamayuri; actually, they are identical.
Mahamayuri is a nisyandakaya, an identical embodiment, of Mahavairocana
Buddha.Inanutshell,MahamayuriistheembodimentofthreeBuddhas.You
mayhaveseenapeacockfeatherinsertedintheVajrayanaempowermentvase,
which symbolizes that the empowerment vase is a representation of
Mahamayuri. The empowerment vase embodies the manifestation of
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Most importantly, we should have total concentration when we practice this
sadhana. Every time we cultivate, we should be fully immersed in it. We
should not take it lightly such as casually chanting the mantra, visualizing
without a sincere attitude, or rushing in and out of samadhi. We should
practiceinaccordancewiththeprocedures,onebyone,withoutbeingcareless
ormissinganysteps.Furthermore,weshouldfocussinglemindedly.Someone
oncewrotemeajoke,itgoeslikethis:Thereweretwoflies,amotherandher
son,andtheywereeatingmanure.Thesonflyaskedthemotherfly,Whydo
we eat this every day? The mother fly replied, Hush! Dont talk while
eating.Themottoofthejokeistoconcentrateoneating.

Weshouldapplythesameprincipletoourcultivation.Ifyouconcentrate,you
will be on the right path. If you dont, your cultivation will be in vain. The
foundationofcultivationisbuiltonconcentration.

Cultivation [begins with] the preliminary section, in which you should fully
concentrate.Thefocusedmindoughttobeextendedtotheconcludingsection
of the cultivation. The critical part lies in the main session. I will summarize
the main points for todays teaching. You should form the mudra like me
[GrandMasterformsamudra].TherearetwoMahamayurimudras:oneisthe
neifu mudra [the internal handclasp mudra] and the other one is the
waifu mudra [external handclasp mudra]. The waifu mudra mimics the
flying motion of Mahamayuri, whereas the neifu mudra represents that
Mahamayuri is at rest. Either one of them is fine. You should first form the
mudra, and then you should do the visualization. You would begin by
visualizing emptiness. Visualize the [Sanskrit] seed syllable YU, which
somewhat resembles a peacock, transforming into a peacock. Next, we
visualize the seed syllable BAM [VAM in Sanskrit] transforming into a white
lotus flower. Lastly, the seed syllable MO [MA in Sanskrit] transforming into
Mahamayuri. This is the visualization visualizing the emergence of
Mahamayurifromemptiness.

TheVajrayanasadhanastipulatesthatMahamayuristhirdeyechakraradiates
abeamofwhitelightontoyourthirdeyechakra;herthroatchakraradiatesa
beam of red light onto your throat, and her heart chakra radiates a beam of
blue light onto your heart chakra. The three rays of light completely purify
yourbody,speech,andmind.Afterthat,youcanchantthemantra.Chantthis
mantra after the visualization: Om, moyuli, garladi, soha. The ji [Chinese

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word] should be pronounced like gar, somewhere between ji and gar. Om,
moyuli,garladi,soha,om,moyuli,garladi,soha,om,moyuli,garladi,
soha.Afterrecitingthemantra108times,thenyouenterintosamadhi.Thatis
crucial.

We have talked about entering samadhi. If you can enter samadhi, you can
attain yogic union. If you cannot enter samadhi, then you cannot attain yogic
union. Its as simple as that. What is the difference? One has achieved yogic
union,whiletheotherhasnot.Someonewroteajokethatgoeslikethis:
XiaoMingwenthomeandsaidtohisfather,Todaymymathteacherhitme.
Hisdadasked,Whydidtheteacherhityou?
Myteacheraskedme,Whatisthreetimestwo?
Hisdadasked,Whatwasyouranswer?
Irepliedthatthreetimestwoissix.
Hisdadsaid,Thatscorrect,verygood!
XiaoMingthensaid,ThenmyteacheraskedmeWhatistwotimesthree?
His dad then retorted, Damn! Whats the difference? [The Chinese term for
Damnistamade].
XiaoMingreplied,ThatwasexactlywhatIsaid.

You cannot answer like that. Hows your mother? [ni ma hao] and Mom,
howareyou?[ma,nihao]arereally[similar],sothereisntmuchdifference.
Butitsoutrageoustosaydamn[tamade]likethefathersaid.

Thedifferencelieshere.Ifyouwereoriginallyabletounite[withyourdeity],
whyarentyouabletodoitanymore?Youmustbeseechthedeitytounitewith
you. There are many methods for that. You must purify the dharma vessel
you.Ourphysicalbodyisadharmavessel,whichcannotbeconcealed.Didyou
knowthat?Ifyousealthedharmavessel,youcloseyourhearttothissadhana.
If you dont believe in this sadhana, then you should not practice it. The
dharmavesselthatisplacedlikeanupsidedownbowlcanneitherunitewitha
deitynorreceivedharmamilk[whichnourishesspiritualnature].Youcannot
attainyogicunioninthisway.

Adharmavesselcannotbebrokeneither.Whywoulditbebroken?Itisbecause
you often violate precepts. You fail to abide by the precepts, precepts such as
the Bodhisattva Vows, the Monastic Precepts, the Five Precepts, the Eight
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followanyoftheprecepts,soyouareabrokendharmavessel.

Thepouringofthedharmamilkentersintoyou,Ruwo,thedeityenteringinto
you,willimmediatelysensethatyouareabrokenvessel,andthedharmamilk
willleakaway.Thatisanothercaseoffailedyogicunion.

There is still another type of failure to achieve yogic union. This particular
dharmavesselisnotfractured,anditfacesupwardduetoonesfaith.Itdoes
not have any cracks. However, as soon as the dharma milk flows into it, it
becomesdirty.Yourheartisdirty,andyourthoughtsarefilthy,soyoucannot
enterthestateofRuwoWoru.Apartfromthesethreefaults[ofnotbelieving
inthesadhana,notfollowingtheprecepts,andhavingadirtyheartandmind],
youcanbeinfusedwiththebrillianceofthebuddhasandbodhisattvas.

Every time I practice a sadhana, I always attain union. Every session of


cultivation I do is successful, and I am energized with the dharma stream
everysingletime.Ifyoupracticeasadhanaandachieveyogicuniononce,then
you should achieve it during your next practice, and the session after that as
well,aslongasyoupracticeasinstructed.Onceyourbody,speech,andmind
are purified, you can attain union without a doubt. Make no mistake about
that. Many people have practiced for ten, twenty, even forty years, and some
havepracticedfortheirwholelives,buttheyhaveneverexperiencedthestate
of union. Why is that? You have made mistakes. What is the mistake? First,
you dont concentrate. Second, your body is dirty, your speech is filthy, and
your thoughts are defiled. You have committed offenses. It is impossible to
reach union with a filthy heart and defiled thoughts. As soon as the milk
streamsdown,itbecomesdirty,oritleaksthroughthecracks.Itisimpossible
toachieveunioninthatway.Theattainmentofyogicunionisattributedtothe
purificationofbody,speech,andmind.Youmustfortifyyourfaithinthedeity,
you must concentrate, you must not violate precepts, and you must cleanse
yourthoughts.

Therewasadoctorwhodinedoutatarestaurant.Whileservingthedoctorby
takinghisorder,thewaiterkeptrubbinghisbottomwithoneofhishands.The
doctornoticedthisandasked,Doyouhavehemorrhoids?Thewaiterreplied,
Pleasesir,justorderwhatwehaveonthemenu.Wedonthavehemorrhoids
here. What was going on? It was a miscommunication. The doctor made a
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hemorrhoids. The waiter also misunderstood the doctor. He thought that the
doctorhadorderedhemorrhoids.Itturnedoutnottobethecase,sothewaiter
alsomessedup.Itturnedouttobeamessuponthewaiterspart.Hethought
thatthedoctorwantedtoorderhemorrhoids,whichdidntexist[onthemenu].
Ive told this joke before. Two lovers were cuddling together, and the woman
whisperedtotheman,Ihaveabitofaheadache.Themanrespondedwitha
peckonherforeheadandaskedAreyoufeelingbetter?Thewomanreplied,
A little bit. She then said, My shoulders are sore. The man moved closer
andkissedhershoulders,Areyoufeelingbetter?Yes,abitbetter. Anold
woman who was next to them exclaimed, Thats incredible! She then asked
the man, Can you give me a kiss? Kiss what? the man asked. Kiss my
hemorrhoids.Thatwasajokeaboutmistakingwhatotherpeoplemeant.The
doctormisinterpretedthatthewaiterhadhemorrhoids,andthewaiterwrongly
assumed that the doctor wanted to order hemorrhoids. That was a joke. As
cultivatorsweneedtogetthingsright.

InordertounitewithMahamayuri,thefollowingarerequiredpurifiedbody,
speech, and mind, totally focused cultivation, and diligent practice of the
Mahamayuri Sadhana, outlined in the book Shengyen Lus Unfolded Portfolio.
Most True Buddha students are familiar with the basic True Buddha Tantra
sadhanas [which have similarities with the Mahamayuri Sadhana]. Focus!
Mahamayuri possesses great dharma power. She is the embodiment of
Mahavairocana Buddha, Amitabha Buddha, and Shakyamuni Buddha.
Mahamayuriholdstranscendentalpower.

ThisistheMahamayuriPraiseVerse:LordBuddha,thegreatcompassionateone,
Yourdharmakayaisendowedwiththetranquilityofnirvana.Yourpowerandabilities
areboundless.Andallofyourmeritsandvirtuesareperfect.

The dedication Lord Buddha, the great compassionate one honors Shakyamuni
Buddha as Lord Buddha for his unlimited compassion. Your dharmakaya is
endowedwiththetranquilityofnirvanareferstotheSupremeTruth.Yourpower
andabilitiesareboundlessatteststohereffectiveness.WhatdoesAndallofyour
meritsandvirtuesareperfectinclude?Doyouknow?Itcontainsperfectmerits
andvirtuesofcompassion,greatcompassion,emptiness,andthegreattantras.
Allbuddhasandbodhisattvashaveboundlesspower.Greatcompassionisan
expedient means, and its nature is emptiness. These two add up and become
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Buddhanature; the form is the identical form of Shakyamuni Buddha;
function refers to great power. Achieving all merits and virtues is most
supreme.

As we know, the Fourarmed Mahamayuri is capable of subjugation with her


peacock feather. The peacock feather is used for subjugation purposes.
Mahamayuri can also pacify with a white lotus flower, attract love and
harmony with a bijapura, and enhance wealth with an auspicious fruit. Her
armsconductthefourkarmarituals:pacification[purification],harmonization,
enhancementandsubjugation,withnopracticemissing.Therefore,practicing
the Mahamayuri Sadhana is equivalent to cultivating pacification,
harmonization, enhancement, and subjugation. She is capable of
accomplishingthefourmajortypesofVajrayanapractices.

If you can unite with Mahamayuri, you can also fly by practicing the Flying
Sadhana. I will detail the Flying Sadhana today, which I didnt teach at the
Seattle Temple. Now, let me first ask you, Grand Master often appears in
studentsdreams.Soletmeaskyou,howmanyofyouhavedreamedofGrand
Master or dreamed of receiving teachings from Grand Master? If you have
dreamed of Grand Master or you have been taught by Grand Master in your
dreams, please raise your hand high. Many people have raised their hands.
Whatisgoingon?Sometimesinonenight,GrandMastercanvisitahundred
studentsintheirdreams,orimpartteachingstoathousandstudents[audience
applause]. How can I do that? No matter how far you are, I can reach you.
Why? As long as there are stars in the sky where you are, I can enter your
dreams. This is the secret [audience applause]. After Mahamayuri enters into
myheartchakraandsitsonthelotusfloweronmyheart,Ivisualizethedeity
shrinking and being elevated to the crown chakra by pushing the qi that I
developedfromtheTreasureVaseQiYoga.By[visualizingthedeity]sittingon
the heart chakra, you have already merged with the Buddhanature of Grand
Master and Mahamayuri. That is a manifestation. Then, you push
MahamayuritoemptinesswiththeTreasureVaseQi.Thedeitywillabsorbthe
starlight,thestarsbrilliance,mergingwiththestarsatnight.TheMahamayuri
intheemptinessisanemanationofGrandMaster.

SoImtellingeveryonethatifyoupracticethissadhana,youcancultivateyour
own emanation: appealing Mahamayuri to enter and reside on your heart,
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send Mahamayuri into emptiness, and then merging yourself with the
starlight on the sky. If you repeat the process a hundred times, then you will
have a hundred emanations [audience applause]. If you repeat a thousand
times, you will have a thousand emanations [audience applause]. Appearing
in disciples dreams with an emanation is called starlight emanation in the
dream, which is a manifestation outside of my physical body, the starlight
emanationthatvisitsyouindreams[audienceapplause].

Therefore,GrandMasteroncelostfiftystarlightemanationsduringthehoma
thatIconductedforthe88Floodvictims[amajornaturaldisasterinTaiwan
on August 8th, 2009]. I sacrificed fifty starlight emanations of Padmakuamra.
However,thefiftystarlightemanationswererestoredbyfiftysadhanasessions
[audienceapplause].Thatisthereasonwhythebuddhasandbodhisattvascan
fulfillyourdreams,becausetheyareeverywhere,ineverysinglecorner.They
can realize the dreams of all True Buddha students [audience applause]. No
onewillbemissed.Aslongasyoucanattainunion,GrandMasterwillappear
beforeyou.Ihavesaidbefore,thebuddhasandbodhisattvaswillalsoappear
toyou.Notjustindreams,butevenintherealworld,wewillappearbothin
your dreams and in real life [audience applause]. That is fulfilling. We follow
Buddhism because it is fulfilling. We call Shakyamuni Buddha the World
Honored One because he is honored by the people of the world [audience
applause].Thatisveryimportant.

The True Buddha Tantra and Vajrayana are quite fulfilling. Not only do they
answer your mundane wishes, but they also grant your transcendental
aspirations. They also help people live in peace and harmony, and are quite
perfect. Here is a joke that someone wrote, so its not mine. There once was a
bear, rabbit, and a chicken who played happily together. They thought that
theyshouldcomeupanicknameforeachother,andthiswillbringthemcloser
together. The bear said, You can call me Little Xiongxiong [little cub]. The
rabbit added, You can call me Little Tutu [little bunny]. The chicken then
groanedandsaid,Iamnotplayinganymore![audienceburstoutlaughing;
this is another Chinese pun, where the logical progression of the naming
scheme would have left the chicken with the nickname little penis]. Think
aboutit,ifoneofthreedoesntwanttoplayanymore,itwillnotbeperfector
fulfilling.Ifyouhavefourpeople,andoneofthemdoesntwanttoplay,then
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Therefore, the essential nature of Vajrayana is perfect, and its sadhanas are
fulfilling. Worldly sadhanas are regarded as expedient methods, whereas the
transcendental sadhanas are categorized as fulfillment stages. Ideally, both
worldly and transcendental sadhanas would be accomplished. Vajrayana
sadhanas are fulfilling practices. Sadhanas that fulfill mundane wishes exist
because of great compassion. Transcendental sadhanas exist because of
emptiness, the Supreme Truth, with both types of sadhanas being fulfilled.
Great compassion, emptiness, and The Scriptural Text of the Ritual of the
GreatKingoftheTeaching,theAdamantineOnewithGreatCompassionand
KnowledgeoftheVoid[theChineseHevajraTantra]constitutesShriHevajra.
Mahamayuricanachieveperfectlybothworldlyandtranscendentalsadhanas.

I have mentioned that Mahamayuri can suppress earthquakes. Taiwan has


many earthquakes, and so does Indonesia. Master Lianzhe can practice the
Earthquake Suppression Sadhana. If there are earthquakes in the future, you
can look for him. There is also the enhancement practice to increase your
wealth. As far as wealth is concerned, Prithvi and Mountain Gods are the
richestdeitiesonland.Therefore,wehavethePrithviSadhanaandMountain
GodsSadhana.TheDragonKingistherichestintheocean,andwealsohave
theDragonKingTreasureVaseSadhana.Therichestdeitiesintheheavensare
none other than the Four Heavenly Kings, and we have the Yellow Jambhala
Sadhana. Yellow Jambhala [or Vaisravana] is the richest in the heavens.
Therefore,wealthgodstemplesareboominginTaiwan.Therichestbeingsare
actually Prithvi, Mountain Gods, the Dragon King, the Four Heavenly Kings,
andtheEightHeavenlyKings.Theyareloaded!Theyaretherealwealthgods,
whiletherestarejustminorwealthgods.Therefore,thewealthgodofTaiwan
Leizang Temple is a great wealth god [audience applause]. The rest of the
wealth gods are minor wealth gods. If you want money, you should go to
Taiwan Leizang Temple. Master Lianzai is the assistant abbot. If you ask for
wealth,hepracticesthewealthgodpractices.Ifyoudontbecomerich,golook
forhim!

As far as magnetization or harmonization sadhanas are concerned, Grand


Master has transmitted the Kurukulla Sadhana and the Ragaraja Sadhana. By
chantingthemantraorconductingtheRagarajahomaorKurukullahoma,you
will be loved and respected [audience applause]. The peach flower or love
that we want is an abundance of love luck, not some minor love luck. An
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havegoodaffinitywithsentientbeings,whenyoudebut,orgetofftheplane,
the crowd will welcome you. When you are about to depart, the crowd will
sendyouoff.Thesecelebrities,politicians,entertainerscangainpopularityor
socialstatusbycultivatingtheKurukullaSadhanaorRagarajaSadhana.Heor
she will be loved immensely. So those people running in elections, remember
this! Election! In this democratic era, we should vote for the virtuous and
talented.Ifyouareelected,youmusthaveanirresistiblelovelucktomagnetize
peopletosupportyou.Ifyouaspiretobeapolitician,youshouldpracticethe
KurukullaSadhanaorRagarajaSadhana.Yourwillhaveanabundanceoflove
luck.

ThereoncewasapersonwhocametoseemeattheSeattleTemple,andItaught
him the Kurukulla Sadhana. He returned home and recited the Kurukulla
Mantra diligently until he became a legislator and then later he became a
county magistrate. After a while, he stopped chanting the mantra, so things
wentdownhill.Really,ifyouhaveplentyofloveluck,youcanbecomealeader
orafamousstarlikeJayChou.Amongourmasters,MasterLianmingisafan
ofJayChou.Remember,onemustpracticetheKurukullaSadhanaorRagaraja
Sadhana. With just a fling of your hair, your fans will be screaming, fainting,
wowing and whooping. These people can be categorized as a groupies. Do
you know what groupies are? If you dont, that is okay. Current celebrities,
leaders,famousstarsarealllinkedtoKurukullaandRagaraja.Ifyouwantthe
sameaffinity,youshouldpracticethemagnetizationpractice.Youtwo(Master
LianzheandMasterLianzai)shouldberesponsible.Thepeacockfeatherisfor
subjugation,whichIwonttalkabouttoday.

Cultivators should use wisdom on any matter. Knowledge is knowing, right?


Wisdom is called prajna. When the sun was shining bright, Grand Master
formed a sword mudra, and chanted, Maha prajna paramita, om mani
padami hum, trili, quickly block the sun! I recited like that [audience
applause].

We should have wisdom to clearly identify the guru you take refuge under.
Afterthat,youshouldwholeheartedlyfollowtheguruspath.Hewilltransmit
all sadhanas, including the worldly and transcendental ones. The guru can
unitewithdeities,achieveattainment,transformoutsideofthephysicalbody,
appearinyourdreams,fulfillyourwishes,unitewithyou,andhelpyourealize
theSupremeTruththeSupremeTruthoftheTathagata.Withintheteachings

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the Buddha taught, there were four types of teachings: the first type was on
proper human conduct; the second type was on performing good deeds; the
third type was on subduing greed, anger, and ignorance with precepts,
meditation,andwisdom;andthefourthtypewasontheSupremeTruth.Grand
Masteriswellversedonallfourtypesofteachings[audienceapplause].

What is a shang shi [This is the Chinese term for a Vajrayana master,
equivalent to the Tibetan term lama and Indian term guru]? What is a
vajra master? Vajra will never change its color and form. What is shang?
Shangissupremeandultimate,whatShakyamuniBuddharealizediscalled
the Unexcelled Perfect Enlightenment, and there is no teaching that is more
profoundandenlighteningthanthat.Ourvajramasterswillnotchangeshape
or color, and there is no master that is better than a vajra master [audience
applause].Therefore,youshouldusewisdomtoidentifyandfindagoodguru,
and follow the gurus teachings with undivided attention, and then you will
naturallyattainworldlyaswell astranscendentalaccomplishments[audience
applause].

Everyone should have wisdom, but wisdom is not knowledge. There was a
superintendentwhowasarepresentativeoftheDepartmentofEducation.We
used to call this position dushen, but now it is called duxue. The
superintendant asked one student, Who burned down the Epang Palace [or
EpangGong]?Whodidit?Astudentstoodupandanswered,Notme!The
superintendentfeltthestudentreallylackedbasicknowledge.Whatisgoing
on? How did they study history? What a mess. The superintendent took the
studentto seetheprincipaland toldtheprincipal,Iaskedhimwhoburned
theEpang Palace? and he replied that he didnt do it. The principal agreed,
He is right. He was not involved in that case. The real culprit is someone
else. The superintendent sighed, Ah, this principal also lacks basic
knowledge.So,thesuperintendentdecidedtotaketheissuetotheheadofthe
DepartmentofEducation.Afterhearingthestory,theheadoftheDepartment
of Education said, Ah, the student said that he didnt burn thePalace. Itwas
indeedtrue.Theprincipalalsoreconfirmedandsupportedhim.Itwasnothim.
It was someone else. The superintendent heard that and concluded, Forget
aboutthat.Thatsnotthepoint.LetsallocatesomefundstobuildanewEpang
Palace. The student didnt know who burned down the palace, and neither
did the principal nor the head of the Department of Education. Who burned
down the Epang Palace? In fact, I dont know either. According to history, it

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wasXiangyuthatdidit.However,Ifeelthatsometimeshistoricalrecordsare
nottrue.

ABuddhistshouldhavewisdomtoclearlyrecognizeaguru,aprincipaldeity,
and a dharma protector. As long as you can purify your body, speech, and
mind,andyoucanfullyengageinTrueBuddhasadhanas,youwilleventually
attainyogicunion.Iwillalsotellallofyouthataslongasyouunitewithone
deity,youwillbeabletounitewithotherdeitieslikeMahamayuri.Unitewith
one, unite with all. Fail to unite with one, fail to unite with all. That is a very
importantpoint.

I heard the dedication that Taiwan Leizang Temple had for this ceremony,
whichwastoaskGrandMastertoliveinTaiwanforever.Letmetellyou,Iwill
liveinTaiwanforever.Everythinghasitsancestralhome.Wewilllivetogether
forever, in the Western Realm [a sarira pagoda at Taiwan Leizang Temple].
Definitely, definitely. I am already sixtysix years old. A senior citizen, an old
man,isntit?Iwilldefinitelycomeback.ChildrensDayisnolongerforme.I
cant celebrate it anymore. When I was in Taiwan, we celebrated Childrens
Day,becausechildrenareourfuture.Iamnolongerachild.Then,Icelebrated
Youth Day, because the youth are the pillars of the country. I have celebrated
YouthDay.IalsohavecelebratedVeteransDay,sinceIwas amilitaryofficer,
andgraduatedfromamilitaryschool.IhavealsocelebratedtheMidAutumn
Festival and the Lantern Festival, but I am not sure if there is a Seniors Day.
Maybethereis,butnotmanypeoplecelebrateit.Inthefuture,GrandMaster
will only be qualified to celebrate TombSweeping Day or the DoubleNinth
Festival[adaywhenpeoplevisittheelderlyorthegravesoftheirancestors].
IwelcomeeveryonetovisitmeonTombSweepingDay.Thisismyplace.Inthe
future,Iwillbeplacedinthebasement.Idontlikehighplaces.Thebasementis
more inconspicuous, more low profile. I will have the following engraved on
mytomb:

Ihavecome.
Ihavenowgone.
Pleasedonttakeme[frommygrave].
Iwillnothavemanysariras.

Ifyoutakeallmysarirasandsellthem,Iwillbeempty.ThenIwillnothaveany
sarirasleftattheWesternRealmbecauseyouhavestolenthemall,right?Ihope

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thatyouwillnottakemeaway.

Thisistheendoftheperformance.

Ihavebeenanactorallmylife,andthisistheendofmyperformance.

Thistimeitsreal.

Thereisnosequeltoexpect.

Therewillneverbeasequel,whyisthat?Icannolongersithereandtransmit
thedharma.

Ifyouwanttoseeme,dontcometooclosetome.

Ihavebeenplacedinthebasement.

Pleasedontsteponmybox.

Pleasedonttouchmyboxwithyourfeet.

Mydharmadisseminationhascometoanend.

Withgloryandtriumph,IwillreturntoMahaTwinLotusPonds.

Whydoyoucometoseeme?

Soonerorlater,wewillendupthesame.

Soonerorlater,youandIwillbeputinabox,andthenwewillbethesame.

Thespaceistoosmall.

ThespaceintheWesternRealmisverysmall.

SosmallthatIcanbarelyturnmybody.

Turninginmysleepwillbeverydifficult.

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IrestattheverybottomoftheWesternRealm.

Ifyouhavetime,pleasecomeandchatwithme.

Dontworry.

Pleasedontworry.

Unlessmygravehasbeenrobbed,

Iwillforeverlivethere.

Iwillneverleave.

Inthepast,Iwasafatperson.

Inthepast,GrandMasterwasfat,Iwasafatperson.

Now,Iamfit.

Inthefuture,Iwillbecomepiecesofsarirasandsariraflowers.

Iwillwritemylastword.

Finally,itistimetobringdownthecurtain.

Unfortunately,Icannotcomeouttotakeabowtoyouall.Oneday,Iwillbelike
that.Thosewouldbethefinalwordsengravedonmytomb.Itstimetobring
downthecurtain.Iamsorryfornotgivingmythanksinperson.

Whatworriesmethemost?Iamafraidthatpeoplewillstealmysariras,taking
allofthemawayandleavingonlyanemptybox.Actually,thereisnothingtobe
concernedabout.Iwillbeverycontentthatmysarirascanbedistributedand
shared among Leizang Temples in the world. This is my affinity with my
studentsinTrueBuddhaSchool[audienceapplause].

IwillliveinTaiwanforever.Whyisthat?IboughtmanyspotsattheWestern

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Realm. Not quite, I didnt purchase them, Taiwan Leizang Temple offered
many to me. I have promised to give my sister a spot at the Western Realm.
My younger sisters name is Lu Shengmei, and mine is Lu Shengyen. She is
actuallywelloff,butsheisveryfrugal,soIwillgiveherone.Sheismysister,
and she will live next to me. Did I promise you that? Is Lu Shengmei here?
[Someone answered that she is in the VIP room.] Okay, Master Lianzhe and
MasterLianzai.Ihavepromisedmysister.Ihavesomanyspots,pleaseleave
oneforherLuShengmei.MynameisLuShengyen.Onelastreminder,you
shoulddistinguishLuShengyenfromLuShengmei.Shewillbenexttome.If
youaremistakenandspeakalottoLuShengmei,Iwillnothearanyofthat.
YoushouldfaceandspeaktoGrandMaster,theoneengravedLuShengyen.
IfIhearit,Iwillblessyouforsure[audienceapplause].

The fate of life is intriguing and unpredictable. The dharma taught by the
Buddha is also very captivating. The Buddha said that suffering, emptiness,
impermanence, and nonexistence of self are part of human existence. If you
canseethroughsuffering,emptiness,impermanence,andnonexistenceofself,
thenyouwillunderstandthepathofliberation.Youwillbeliberated.

TheBuddhaalsotaughtasecondtypeofdharmaoncauseandeffect.Ifthere
is a gathering, there is also a dispersal; if there is health, there is sickness; if
there is birth, there is death; if there is youth, there is old age. You should
observecauseandeffectandtheTwelveLinksofDependentOrigination.You
will discover the path of liberation, which is the path of the Emptiness of
DependentOrigination.

TheBuddhaalsotaughtustheMiddleWayandConsciousnessOnly.Usingthe
MiddleWayandConsciousnessOnly,youcanpenetratetheBuddhasSupreme
Truth. After you understand the Supreme Truth, you will realize your mind
andawakenyourBuddhanature.YouwillrealizeBuddhahood.Youwillattest
the fruition of Buddhahood, and attain the levels of Equal Enlightenment,
WondrousEnlightenment,uptothethirteenthlevel,whichistheattainmentof
Mahavairocana Buddha, or the sixteenth level of Adi Buddha. In the future,
everyone can attain Buddhahood, everyone can attain accomplishment, and
everyone can achieve yogic union. Today, Grand Master is making the
followingguaranteetoeveryone:

EveryonecanattainBuddhahood.

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Everyonecanachieveyogicunion.
EveryonecanreturntotheMahaTwinLotusPonds.

Last but not least, I want to thank all of the staff and volunteers who have
supported todays ceremony. I also would like to thank the vajra masters,
seniorreverends,reverends,dharmainstructors,dharmaassistants,andfellow
school members who attended the ceremony. I sincerely wish that you will
achieveeverything,andallyourwisheswillcometrue.Ireallyappreciateyour
effort.

OmManiPadmeHum[audienceapplause].

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47
TheBenefitsoftheGreatPerfection(Part5)
ExcerptedfromBook56:GreatPerfection;chapter23,byH.H.LivingBuddhaLiansheng.
TranslatedbyZhiWei(Prajnaparamita).

All the numerous great


vajrayana tantras share
only one purpose, teach
the secret ways to achieve
enlightenment in the
humanworld.

Some cultivators attained


signs of accomplishments,
achieving Buddhahood in
their present bodies, and
dont need buddhas
guidance at the times of their death for deliverance. For those who havent,
theyneedtolearnbardodeliverancepractices(GreatLiberationbyHearingin
theIntermediateState,orBardoThotrolasitisknowninTibetan).

The general application of this practice involves a genuine vajra acharya


speaking directly into the ear of the deceased person calming deceaseds
consciousness,clearingobscurations,guidingittorecognizetheinnerradiance
of the innate awareness, then achieve deliverance by abiding in the great
radiance of innate awareness transcending karmic hindrances. If the person
died in far away places, the vajra acharya first summons the deceaseds
consciousness using the deceaseds belongings. Then, the acharya gives the
necessaryinstructionstothedeceasedsconsciousness.

ThisBardoDeliveranceSadhanasincludes:
1. BeseechBuddhasandBodhisattvastoblessthedeceasedsconsciousness.
2. Safeguardthedeceasedspassagethroughthedangerousintermediatestate.
3. Sixwarningsissuedtodeceasedsconsciousnessintheintermediatestate.
4. Protectdeceasedsconsciousnessfrompanickinginfear.

This practice can commence before the persons death. Quickly invoke vajra
acharyatoguidethedyingpersonintotheradiantstateofgenuinereality.If

The Benefits of the Great Perfection Part 5
thepersonhadpassedaway,summonhisspiritualconsciousnessandinstruct
him to enter the radiant state of genuine reality. The last opportunity to use
this practice is when the deceaseds consciousness had gone deeply into the
bardo state and taken over by confusions and fears. Genuine vajra acharya
must first sealoff all the deceased persons birth gates preventing his
consciousness from rebirth into the lower realms. Then, the vajra acharya
performs rites to clear obscurations of deceaseds consciousness swiftly and
helpshimtoattaindeliverance.

After death, it takes generally three to four days for the deceaseds
consciousness to leaves his physical body. During this time, it can easily
becomedeludedbyobscurationsasdeceasedsconsciousnessfallsintoadeep
slumber far deeper than dreamstate. Hence, it is extremely important to use
BardoDeliverance(BardoThotrol)towakethedeceasedsconsciousnessfrom
obscurations warning him from becoming attached to dull color lights. Alert
himtorecognizethatgreatbrilliantluminosityistheradianceofinnatereality,
and merge himself with the brilliance of Dharmadhatus true wisdom. Then,
heshallnaturallyreachdeliveranceandarriveatvajradharasperfectparadise.

Padmasambhava told me, accomplished Great Perfection cultivators


miraculous powers are even more amazing. As soon as Great Perfection
cultivation thinks of a deceaseds appearance, the deceased is liberated from
the three evil realms. The power of this contemplation is like suns great
radiancecompletelyvaporizingallthemorningdewsontheearth.

GreatPerfectionpractitionercandeliveradeceasedtoheavenorevenWestern
Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss by spreading sands blessed with the Completion
Mantraontopofthedeceasedstomb.

The deceaseds consciousness will ascend to heaven if Great Perfection


cultivatorsdharmarobeisusedtocovershisbody.Ifthedharmarobeisused
tocoversthebodyofanillperson,hewillrecoverfromtheillnessquickly,and
hiskarmichindranceswilldecrease.

Great Perfection cultivators eyes radiate Pure Immaculate Light. People


sighted by the cultivator are illuminated with the Immaculate Light and
develop affinity with buddhadharma as the result. They shall certainly
become Buddhas in the future because the light from Great Perfection

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Cultivatorseyeshassuchkindofvirtues.

ThebreathsexhaledbyGreatPerfectionCultivatorarewhitelight.Peoplewho
inhaledthebreathwillhavetheirnegativekarmasandseverityoftheirillness
decreased. They will also develop affinities with Buddha and shall certainly
attain Buddhahood in the future. This is eliminating all karmas, reborn into
landwithBuddhadharma,andattainingenlightenmentfromcultivation.

Accomplished Great Perfection cultivator is the great sun, and lifesustaining


air and water. He can revived the dead, convert disbelievers into believers,
delivers those who cannot be delivered, eliminate all the karmic obstructions
of people with severe karmic obstructions, and any action he takes shall be
spontaneouslyaccomplished.

During Great Perfection cultivation, I suddenly had a vision of myself sitting


on a peacock. My body became completely white with four arms coming out
ofmybody.Thefirstrighthandheldablossomedlotusflowerandthesecond
right hand held a fruit of possessing affinity. The first left hand held an
auspicious fruit and the second left hand held a peacock tail feather. I wore
whiteheavenlyrobe,crown,jewelnecklace,earrings,andarmbracelets.Iwas
seated on a golden color peacock, and the peacock was on an eightpedaled
lotusflowerthrone.

IaskedPadmasambhava,whataffinitycausedthisvision?

Mahasattva replied, That was Mahamayuri Vidyarajni, the Great Peacock


Vidyarajni.

IknowthatPeacockVidyarajniwasanemanationofShakyamuniBuddha.Its
secret name is Buddha Mother Vajra. The Mahamayuri Vidyarajni Scripture
states, Not long after a monk named Auspicious took monastic vow, he was
bitten on the toe by a venomous black snake while gathering firewood.
Foamingatthemouthandturningblackincolor,hewasabouttodie.Atthat
time,theBuddhatoldVenerableAnandatosavethemonkbychanting Great
PeacockVidyarajniMantra.TheGreatPeacockVidyarajniMantracanalsobe
used to set up protective boundary. Venomous snakes dare not cross the
barrier,andevilmenandtheircursescannotharmpractitioner.


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Padmasambhava told me, the Great Peacock Vidyarajni specializes in activity
of pacifying misfortunes, removing hardships, removing illnesses, and
extendinglife.ThegreatbenefitsfromcultivatingGreatPerfectionalsoinclude
pacifyingmisfortunes,removinghardships,removingillnesses,andextending
life. It also has the great benefit of bardo deliverance. I transformed into the
Great Peacock Vidyarajni to demonstrate this Venerable Vidyarajnis power
andmeritstotransformandbenefitsentientbeings.

The Great Perfections power to render assistance and rescue is genuine. Not
only can accomplished Great Perfection cultivator achieve enlightenment
himself, he also has blessing power of transference to enable extremely evil
people to attain deliverance. There are many evil people in this world. The
power of their negative affinities, karmas, and karmic hindrances are all
extremely great. Yet, Great Perfection can also gradually transform and
enlightentheseevilpeoplewithextremelystrongkarmichindrances.Therite
performed by accomplished Great Perfection cultivator has supreme merit
power.Hence,evilcanbetransformedintogoodwithevenjustoneblessing.

HolyCoronatedRedCrownVajraAcharyaisagenuinevajraacharya,andthe
vajraacharyaofvajraacharyas.Today,thereadershaveencounteredagenuine
vajra acharya who is a virtuous guide. The teachings given will increase the
affinitiesforenlightenment.Thisistheaffinityforvirtuousdharma.Forthose
sentient beings searching for sublime dharma teachings, there is truly no
dharmasuperiortotheGreatPerfection.













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Lapis Lazuli Light Medicine Buddha Personal Deity
Yoga Practice
J anny Chow,
Luljeta Subasic,
Alice Yang
2006
Maha Cundi Bodhisattva Personal Deity Practice

J anny Chow,
Luljeta Subasic,
Alice Yang
2006
Amitabha Buddha Personal Deity Yoga Practice

J anny Chow,
Luljeta Subasic,
Alice Yang
2006
Yellow Jambhala Personal Deity Yoga Practice

J anny Chow,
Luljeta Subasic,
Alice Yang
2006
Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Personal Deity Practice

J anny Chow,
Luljeta Subasic,
Alice Yang
2006
Smoke Offering Practice

J anny Chow, Alice


Yang, Imelda Tan,
Lian-hua Zhi-wei
2008
Golden Mother's Seven Longevity Health Practices

Imelda Tan 2008


The Golden Mother Instant Wealth Dharma Practice

Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The Dragon King Treasure Vase Practice

Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The Collection of Thousand-Armed Thousand-Eyed
Kuan Yin Bodhisattva Practices
Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008

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Kuan Yin (Avalokitesvara) Body Shrine Protection
Practice That Averts Disasters
Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
Thousand-Armed Thousand-Eyed Kuan Yin Bodhisattva
Personal Deity Yoga Practice
Imelda Tan 2008
The Great Compassion Dharani Water Sadhana

Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The Tantric Practice of Kurukulla Yoga

Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The Uncommon Practice of the Great White Parasol
(Sitatapatre)
Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The True Buddha Money Tree Sadhana

Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The Uncommon Practice of Ucchusma Vajrapala

Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The Manjushri Practices

Padmakumara
Translation Team
2008
The Roaring Lion Manjushri Sadhana

Alice Yang,
Imelda Tan
2008
The Uncommon Practice of Kalachakra Sadhana

Alice Yang,
Imelda Tan
2008
Mahamayuri Vidyarajni Sadhana

Alice Yang, TBTTs 2010


The Dragon-Riding White Jambhala Sadhana

Imelda Tan 2010

It contains one or more old translated articles which are revised and updated for content accuracy and
clarity. The unofficial True Buddha translation sadhana is based on the dharma talk recordings instead of
the official Chinese texts issued by Living Buddha Sheng-yen Lu or the True Buddha Foundation. At the
time of the publication, the translation is not approved by the True Buddha Foundation yet. Therefore, its
content is subject to change without notice.








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