KUAN YIN

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THE PU-MEN CHAPTER OF THE LOTUS SUTRA

 

                                              

    

  

Verses Section (2)

 

Should snakes or scorpions lie across your path

Exhaling noxious smoke and flame,

One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power

Would make them vanish fast as sound.

 

Should thunder roll and lightning flash,

Or fearsome hails and rains pouring down heavily,

One thought of Kuan Yin’s saving power

Would at once clear the storm.

 

Though beings suffered by confinement

Endure innumerable sorrows,

Kuan Yin’s miraculous perception

Enables her to relieve them all.

 

Fully endowed with supernatural power

And wise in using skillful means,

In every corner of the world

She manifests her countless forms everywhere.

 

In all evil realms,

Such as hell, ghost, demons, and beasts,

Or facing pains of birth, age, sickness, and death,

Kuan Yin will one by one eliminate them.

 

True Kuan Yin!   Pure Kuan Yin!

Immeasurably wise Kuan Yin!

Merciful and filled with compassion and kindness,

Forever longed-for and revered!

 

Shining with spotless purity and brillance!

Night-dispelling Sun of Wisdom!

Suppresser of storm and flame!

Your glory fills the entire world!

 

Your compassion is a shield from lightning and thunder.

Your loving kindness  forms  wondrous clouds

Which bringing the Dharma-rain of sweet dew,

Extinguishing and removing the flames of agony.

 

To those enmeshed in litigation

Or trembling in the midst of hosts,

There comes the thought of Kuan Yin’s power,

Whereat all hatred is dispersed.

 

The marvelous sound of Kuan Yin’s name

Rolling like the Brahma’s song and tide.

No other is like it in the world!

And therefore should we always be mindful of Kuan Yin.

 

Reciting Kuan Yin sincerely, never doubting,

Kuan Yin is pure and holy.

In the midst of pain, agony and death

Kuan Yin can be relied upon.

 

To the perfection of her merits,

To the compassion in her glance,

To the infinitude of her blessings,

Worshipping, we bow our heads!

We pay deep homage!

 

Kuan Yin is fully endowed with virtues,

Kindly looks upon all beings.

She has accumulated boundless merits.

We bow our heads!

We pay deep homage!

 

Homage to Kuan Shih Yin Bodhisattva!

Homage to Kuan Shih Yin Bodhisattva!

Homage to Kuan Shih Yin Bodhisattva!