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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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