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The Sino American Buddhist Association will sponsor
A Day of Prayer and Chanting

Sunday, 8a.m. - 5p.m.
City of 10,000 Buddhas, Talmage

Hoping through combined sincerity can evoke a response so that

•Earthquakes and all natural and manmade disasters may be eradicated,

•That the karmic obstacles of living beings may be lightened,

•That the earth and its inhabitants may live in peace and good health and bring forth the thought of enlightenment.

C.T.T.B. (707)+62-0939

In America in 1968 the scientists and prophets were all saying that San Francisco was going to have a great earthquake. Although there was danger then, it was not as dangerous as it is now. Now the earth really is about to quake! But that doesn't mean the disaster cannot be turned back. If everyone sincerely recites the Shurangama Mantra and the Great Compassion Mantra we can reduce the disasters. Big ones will get smaller; small ones won't even happen. In this way we represent the whole human race, praying for the reduction of the severity of retribution due to living beings. Therefore, on Sunday (June 8th, 1980) in the morning everyone should recite the Shurangama Mantra and in the afternoon recite the Great Compassion Mantra. Or if you want to concentrate on one or the other, that's all right too. In general, you must be single minded and then it will be efficacious. It doesn't matter which of the two mantras you recite, if you recite sincerely and do it for the whole world, it will certainly engender a great response and invisibly turn the disasters into nothing. This is truly helping the world and benefiting living beings. Now a disaster is due. If your prayers help avert it, that is just practicing the Bodhisattva Path. In every move, we should not think about ourselves or say, "I am going to take a loss and not get any benefit." With one heart, think to benefit others in everything you say and do and forget about yourself. That's the scope of a Bodhisattva, that's what Bodhisattva's practice.

-Master Hua