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and Great Compassion Mantra
At the City of Ten Thousand
Buddhas, prayers for the dispelling of disasters and fostering of peace
continue to be chanted each week. The four-fold assembly gathers in the Hall of
Medicine Master Buddha, the Buddha who dispels calamities and lengthens life,
to chant the Surangama Mantra on Saturday mornings beginning at 8 A.M. The
chanting while walking and sitting and in silent contemplation continues until
the High Meal Offering. After the noon meal, services commence at 12:30 P.M.
and the Great Compassion Mantra is recited to and from the lecture hall where
discourses on the Surangama Mantra are given by the Venerable Master Hua. After
the lecture, recitation of the Great Compassion Mantra continues while
participants walk, sit and are mindful in silent contemplation. The day's
services end at 5 P.M. Those who have the opportunity are welcome to join these
Saturday recitation sessions and if you are unable to be at the City of Ten
Thousand Buddhas, you can join the assembly wherever you are in helping extend
the prayer for peace and tranquility far and wide.
Honorary Chancellor of
Dharma Realm Buddhist University
-Composed by Venerable Master Hua
-Translated by Bhiksuni Heng Tao
In taking a comprehensive look at world leaders of
the present age, I consider Mr. Sadat to be foremost in his love for peace. Why
is this? I have watched how he stresses morality and honor. In contemplating
his motives, I find he can renounce himself for others. Observing his
foundation, I see his heart seems good and wholesome. He cherishes his country
and people and is diligent and frugal. He turns his entire effort to seeking
peace and stopping the disasters of war. He has far-reaching vision that is
concerned with the best interests of the whole. He wishes to stop all strife
and contention. Patient, yielding, and friendly with his neighbors, he is
cordial and sincere toward his allies. His motives are to benefit others. His
support of Dharma Realm University reverberates in his aspiration that
education may foster future generations. In the world it is hard to find
another with such a virtuous personality! Since he has condescended to act as
Honorary Chancellor of our University, we fellow peers should well appreciate
these supreme causes. Work hard and do not fail his trust!
Righteous energy in heaven
arid earth begets a rare hero.
Whether walking, standing,
sitting or reclining, he lives for his people.
Turning back the tide of
adversity to appease calamities,
He dispels violence and
transforms it into purity and calm.
His humane policy and moral
spirit pervade the Dharma Realm.
His virtuous reputation
falls like nourishing rain and fills empty space.
May you as a true model for
leaders of the present day, toil ever harder to