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Here’s this weeks recording of my talk on the Thousand Hands Sutra. On one hand, the text is fairly straight forward at this point, yet on the other, it’s still incredibly deep. There are views and information here that are just so far beyond the usual, dualistic way we tend to think.

In the next episode, we’ll look at the heart of the Thousand Hands Sutra, the Great Compassion Dharani, so be sure to catch these last two talks. (It’s really good!)

This series of talks is only going until the start of the meditation retreat season, so there will only be two more episodes after this one – this coming week, and May 12th.

May 5th will be the fourth anniversary memorial service for Daehaeng Kun Sunim, so there won’t be an English Dharma talk that day. But this series of talks will pick up again with last part of the sutra.  
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhY3R4UDJjMlFSR2s

Through one mind I take refuge in
Buddha, who watches over and takes care
of all material and nonmaterial realms.

I take refuge in Buddha and one mind,
which encompasses the endless universe
and all things with life and without.

I take refuge in one mind,
with a thousand hands
it ceaselessly takes care of all things.

I take refuge in one mind,
remaining just as it is
it ceaselessly takes care of all things.

I take refuge in one mind,
with all-embracing harmony
it saves all beings everywhere.

I take refuge in one mind,
which completely looks after all beings
throughout the world and universe.

I take refuge in one mind,
with a single thought
transcending time and space,
it nurtures all.

I take refuge in one mind,
endlessly giving light to all.

I take refuge in one mind,
it guides all life to the bright path,
which is neither longer nor shorter,
sooner nor later.

I take refuge in one mind,
always protecting us,
it enriches us
and gives us the taste of the Dharma.

I take refuge in one mind,
free of all forms and shapes
it is able to become anything.

Like the love of a Bodhisattva,
the thoughts one mind gives rise to
embrace everything throughout all realms.

I take refuge in one mind,
the all embracing treasure of compassion.

I take refuge in Buddha-nature,
my center, foundation, and teacher,
which transcends existence and
nonexistence,
and through which enlightenment is attained.
(repeated three times)

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Here’s this week’s talk on the Sutra of the Thousand Hands of Compassion. This week it features what I jokingly (sort of) call the “hell-set”, a series of verses about how the handle the hellish states of mind that arise. Take a listen and I hope you find it helpful.

with palms together,
Chong Go

 

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhazVoQUhISk1UU1k

My one mind hears and answers
all the cries of the world,
so I return to my one mind and rely upon it.

Mind freely manifests and functions everywhere.
Let me discover that all enlightened
teachers are my one mind.

Should the hell of knives arise within my mind,
let the all embracing energy of one mind
cause this hell to collapse.

A single thought causes my mind
to fall into the hell of boiling water,
but when that thought is dissolved,
this hell also collapses.

All of the hell realms within my mind
vanish
as the thoughts that gave rise to them
are extinguished.

When my mind acts like a hungry ghost,
my one mind can embrace that consciousness.
Experiencing oneness,
it is truly fulfilled.

When I rely upon my one mind for everything,
should the mind of an evil spirit arise within me,
it will willingly surrender to my one mind.

Should the mind of an animal arise within me,
let me learn the truth of non-duality
through the deep wisdom of one mind.

Through one mind I take refuge in
Buddha, who watches over and takes care
of all material and nonmaterial realms.

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Here’s this week’s Dharma talk about the Thousand Hands Sutra (okay, it’s sort of last week’s talk, just finished now, but hey, I was busy!:-) )

The link to the audio file is below, but give the written text some time, go ahead and slowly write it down, and the meaning will sink down within you, reverberating inside. Really!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhTkI5R21jQnN0QTg

 

Believing in my one mind
and following its profound truth,
I will become free from all attachments
and able to use
the infinite ability within me.

My one mind
is the Bodhisattva of Compassion,
so I return to my one mind
and rely upon it.

Believe and believe in this one mind,
give rise to firm intention,
and everything will be accomplished.

My one mind
is the Bodhisattva of Compassion,
so I return to my one mind
and rely upon it.

If I believe and believe,
and follow my one mind,
wisdom will burst forth
and the path to freedom will become clear.

My one mind
is the Bodhisattva of Compassion,
so I return to my one mind
and rely upon it.

If I believe and follow
only my one mind,
I can become one with continuously
arising unenlightened beings,
and in so doing, save them all.

My one mind
is the Bodhisattva of Compassion,
so I return to my one mind
and rely upon it.

If I entrust all of the vows I have made
to my one mind,
I will surely become a Buddha.

 

 

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Hi everyone! Here’s the link and text to this week’s talk about the Thousand Hands Sutra.

( I’m working on putting together a system for better quality recordings, and I think I’m at the stage where I need to work on a sound booth of sorts. If anyone has any experience with this, suggestions are welcome! )

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhWXFsVmF0UGpkZVU

 

 

The foundation of the Earth
is our one mind,
The foundation of the sun
is our one mind,
How could there be something
not taken care of
by our one mind?

The source of the entire universe
is our one mind;
it guides every single thing
in this interconnected world.

All minds are one,
it manifests every moment
and shows me the path.

The foundation of the universe
is my one mind.
It manifests every instant
illuminating the path for all beings,
both those with life and without.

My one mind is the root of all things.
All things arise from it,
so all things I will completely entrust to it.
This letting go
fills my heart with light.

Inherently there is no path to find,
nor obstacles to overcome.
One mind is the foundation,
so just as it is,
it is truth
and fully present throughout my life.

Knowing that the wisdom
and enlightenment of all Buddhas
is my one mind,
I fully trust my one mind
and follow its compassionate guidance.

 

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One of the lanterns for Buddha’s Birthday

Here’s this week’s talk about the Thousand Hands Sutra. It goes back over the last three verses from last week, and after those I talk about the history of the Thousand Hands Sutra for a while. I was talking without notes, so if there’s some aspect you’d like to know about in more detail, go ahead and ask in the comments. Thanks!

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhTndHeG9HaUhWWm8

 

 

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Here is the audio recap of this week’s Dharma talk about the Thousand Hands Sutra. It’s such a nice guide to spiritual and personal growth, reinforcing that we are inherently complete, and endowed with a connection to everything we need to grow and develop. The audio file and text are below. Go ahead and take a listen, and if you have any questions or suggestions, feel free to post them in the comments section.

with palms together,
Chong Go

 

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhNGNYMzdXWmF2OW8

The great saving power of all Buddhas
becomes the saving power of my one mind.
With it I can live every day free of entanglements.
So wonderful!

The compassionate hands of all Buddhas
are the hands of my one mind.
Their touch harmonizes all seen and unseen realms.
How can words express my gratitude?

The bright eyes of all Buddhas
are the eyes of my one mind.
Through their vision
see the entire universe as truly is,
and by clearly seeing the dead,
fully understand the living.

The deep sincerity of all Buddhas
is the sincerity of my one mind.
It always brightly leads me
using all manner of seen and unseen methods.

With infinite compassion
it reveals the precious truth
of how everything in the universe flows.

The mind of all Buddhas functions
together with my one mind.
Endowed with everything,
encompassing everything,
it is utterly complete.

My past, present, and future
consciousness all become one.
Completely let go of everything,
and even this “one” disappears.

 

 

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We had the second Dharma talk about the 1000 Hands Sutra last night. Somehow, “Sutra” makes it sound hard to approach or difficult, but this text is very straight forward. It talks about spiritual growth in easy words and concepts (the effort may still be hard, but that’s up to you!:-) ) The main point again is that not only are we inherently complete, but that we also have access to all the resources we need. Here’s the text, as well as the audio file for this talk. (This is actually a re-recording, and I’m still figuring out this recording/editing thing, so please bear with me! It’s improving, I promise!)

 

(audio file)

https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BwEuidbLSTnhSGJyN1JZeHFTeDg

(Text covered in today’s talk)

The minds of all Buddhas are
fully present
within my one mind.
Buddha’s mind is realized in an instant.
Not knowing this instant
causes an eternity of suffering.

o
The minds of all Buddhas are my mind.
Nothing I see, hear, or do
exists apart from
the truth they realized.

o
My one mind itself is the Buddha-dharma,
present throughout all aspects of my life.

o
If I truly awaken,
all directions burst open
and everything is utterly complete
just as it is.

o
All things that arise
all things that I do
I will entrust to my one mind
for it is doing everything.
(repeated three times)

o
The minds of all Buddhas are my one
mind, so I ask my one mind
to take care of everything in my life.

o
Avalokitesvara,
the Bodhisattva of Compassion,
who hears the cries of all the world,
resides within my one mind.
How can I express my gratitude?

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