From The Dharma Realm
HEAL THE EARTH
Sino American Buddhist Association will sponsor
Day of Prayer and Chanting
8a.m. - 5p.m.
of 10,000 Buddhas, Talmage
EVERYONE IS WELCOME!
combined sincerity can evoke a response so that
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.
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