English Dharma talks and the Thousand Hands Sutra

KakaoTalk_20151012_134505920I’ll be giving a series of (English) Dharma talks about Daehaeng Kun Sunim’s translation of the Thousand Hands Sutra here in Anyang, every Thursday, starting next week, so stop by if you’re in the Seoul area. They run 7:30pm- 8:30(ish), and if you don’t know how to get here, send me a message. The talks will run for 12 weeks, until the Buddha’s Birthday in May. I am going to try to post each week’s text here, as well as a link to the audio recording. (cross your fingers!)

Every week I’ve been messaging people with a verse from the sutra. Here’s this weeks verse; try to recite it out loud a few times, as well as write it out. You will feel it deep within you!

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

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

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