Monday, 28 March 2011

Devastating news abound and the Mantra destroying all negative karmas and defilements

It is disheartening to read news of what is happening around the world, the recent earthquakes in just 2011 alone....

Death toll Magnitude Location Date
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&0000000000000002000000 &0000000000000166000166 &00000000000000062999996.3   Christchurch, New Zealand 02011-02-21February 21
&0000000000000003000000 &000000000000007500000075 &00000000000000067999996.8   Shan State, Myanmar 02011-03-24March 24
&0000000000000004000000 &000000000000002600000026 &00000000000000054000005.4   Myanmar-China 02011-03-10March 10

Victim of Christchurch earthquake, NZ
Dead bodies in Yushu Earthquake

And just last night I was fuming mad as I read the devastating news and watching the video clip of a Libyan woman bursting into a Tripolo hotel on 26 March in an attempt to tell foreign journalists that she had been raped and beaten by members of Colonel Muammar el-Qaddafi’s militia. Eman al-Obeidy said she had been raped by 15 men. “I was tied up, and they defecated and urinated on me. They violated my honor.” Even more bizarre, when the foreign journalists attempted to interview her, they were punched, kicked and knocked down by Qaddafi's security forces, working in tandem with the hotel staff members who brought knives to subdue the journalists and the woman. I shudder thinking about her predicament in prison right now.

Eman al-Obeidy displayed a broad bruise on her face, a large scar on her upper thigh, several narrow and deep scratch marks lower on her leg, and marks that seemed to have come from binding around her hands and feet.
Such are the degeneration of our times. From The Total Extinction of the Dharma scripture, the Buddha has predicted the dark age where "....when the time for that comes, all the Devas will weep tears. Rainy and dry seasons will be untimely, the Five Grains will not ripen, pestilential vapours will be prevalent; there will be many dead. The common people will toil in hardship, the public officials will be calculating and harsh; not compliant with the principles of the Way, all will have their hearts set on pleasure or disorder. Wicked men will steadily increase in number, to become like the sands of the sea; the good will be very scarce, no more than one or two" .

Therefore, there is an urgency to engage in a very ethical way, and to practice well and as soon as possible. We must also be very mindful of our speech and actions at all times.

I found this teaching which Lama Zopa Rinpoche has translated and which was taught by The Compassion Buddha in the 27th chapter of action entitled “Destroying All Negative Karmas and Negative Defilements” from Tantra of the Supreme Compassionate-Eye Looking One Enriched with Power Emptying All of Samsara.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche
This precious teaching is translated with the great hope to benefit and because there is a great need for these methods to protect people from untimely death and all the dangers of life, including poison, anthrax, and other diseases – not to get infected with these from others and to purify and heal whatever diseases one has. Also to protect people from all the dangers of the elements (called “natural disasters”), such as death caused by earthquakes, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, and fire, as well as an unimaginable number of undesirable things that are happening especially in this eon and at these times and increasing more and more. Along with this there are new diseases, disturbing unfavorable conditions, explosions like erupting volcanoes, and so many people in this world are so overwhelmed with so many sufferings, which is the result of negative thoughts and negative actions motivated by unhealthy wrong concepts.  May this precious mantra pacify immediately all these undesirable things. May everyone never ever experience all the life dangers such as floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, storms, earthquakes, fire, terrorists, wars, and so forth.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has also said that this mantra "has unbelievable mind-blowing benefits and is extremely powerful for success. This mantra is more powerful than if one makes merit by making offerings, reciting mantras, making extensive offerings everyday for eons to the countless Buddhas of the ten directions whose numbers equal the number of grains of sand in the Pacific Ocean. This mantra heals and gives great protection from all the harms. There is no question how powerful it is, and it gives the greatest purification".

Here is the Mantra,

Om Bi Pula Garbhe Mani Pra Bhe  
Tathagata Dhari Shani 
Mani Mani Suprabhe Bimala Sangara Gambhira Hum Hum Jvala Jvala 
Buddha Bilokite Guhya 
Adhishthite Garbhe Svaha 
Padma Dhara Amoga Jayati Churu Churu Svaha

If one recites this mantra 108 times every day, one will achieve all the benefits (explained below) except those who have doubt. (The power and effect of the mantra depends on how much devotion and faith one has in the mind.)

It has the power to destroy thirteen disharmonious things. What are these thirteen?
1. One will not be harmed by fire.
2. One will not be harmed by water (floods and so forth).
3. One does not fall down precipices.
4. Roofs will not fall down on one.
5. One will not be chased away by winds (hurricanes, tornadoes and so forth).
6. One will not be harmed by poisons.
7. One will not be harmed by things mixed with poisons (contaminated food and so forth).
8. One will not be harmed by the spirit De (epilepsy, fits).
9. One will not be harmed by black magic.
10. One will not be harmed by untimely death.
11. One will not be harmed by war.
12. One will not become ill with severe sicknesses (epidemics).
13. One will not experience being sentenced to death by kings (executed).

Other than that, one receives thirteen qualities. What are they?
1. One’s body, whether as a son or daughter of the race, will be beautiful.
2. One’s voice will be sweet and enchanting.
3. One will generate extraordinary concentration in the mental continuum.
4. One will be able to do unimaginable works for sentient beings.
5. One will have no resistance or obstacles to all one’s activities.
6. All one’s ripening aspects, karma, will be purified (such as rebirth as a hell being, hungry ghost, animal).
7. One will have an unimaginable (huge) entourage.
8. One will have inexhaustible enjoyments.
9. One will have a long life.
10. One will not have resistance to all the scriptures.
11. One will make offerings to all the tathagatas.
12. One will become a child of all the buddhas (a bodhisattva).
13. All one’s hopes and wishes will be completed.

Click here for the detailed practice.

May everyone soon be liberated from all the causes of suffering, the delusions and karma, and then achieve peerless happiness, full enlightenment, by ceasing even the subtle stains of the mind. May everyone be safe.

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