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THE GOLDEN LIGHT SUTRA

Sutra of Golden Light.webp
For Venerable Geshe Doga’s Long Life
on Losar (& Chinese New Year)

Saturday 10 February 2024 ~ 9am - 2pm

Celebrating these auspicious events and an opportunity to accumulate vast amount of merits on this

merit multiplying auspicious day.

"The holy Golden Light Sutra is the king of the sutras. It is extremely powerful and fulfills all one’s wishes, as
well as bringing peace and happiness for all sentient beings, up to enlightenment. It is also extremely
powerful for world peace, for your own protection, and for the protection of the country and the world." –

Lama Zopa Rinpoche

Lama Zopa Rinpoche has recommended we do this practice to remove any obstacles to the Venerable
Geshe Doga’s long life. The target is 3,000 recitations - we have recited over 1590

EVERYONE IS WELCOME

And let’s bring a plate to share lunch and celebrate Losar and

Chinese New Year at TI.

ABOUT THE SUTRA

“The most beneficial thing to have peace and to stop the wars is recitation of the Golden Light Sutra. This is the most beneficial thing to bring peace, everyone should try to do this, no matter how busy they are, even to recite one or two pages, even a few lines. When you read the Golden Light Sutra you also read the ‘mantra without attachment’ this practice is within the text. The benefits of reciting just this mantra: Even all the material possessions, all the human wealth, especially all the wealth of the deva realms (asura’s and sura’s) can not compare to the value of this mantra. It is nothing compared to this mantra. You collect limitless skies of benefit and merit by even just reciting one word of this mantra. So by reciting the whole text is unbelievably beneficial, one collects extensive merits, liberates numberless sentient beings from the oceans of suffering and brings them to enlightenment.” – Lama Zopa Rinpoche

At the beginning of the Sutra of Golden Light, Buddha Shakyamuni, the Tathagata, the Arhat, the Fully Enlightened, calls to anyone experiencing misery and affliction, bad health, poverty, loss, abuse, ill will, fear, nightmares, or other harms. He says to make the mind virtuous and to come and listen.

This “King of Glorious Sutras”, contains everything needed, from daily happiness to complete enlightenment. It contains a heart-rending practice of confession and rejoicing, profound teachings on dependent arising, reliable assurances of protection, guidelines for ideal government, and awe-inspiring stories of the Buddha’s previous lives, in which the Buddha shows how, even before he had completely eliminated the delusions, he liberated countless beings from the ocean of suffering through compassion and personal courage.

Recitations for Venerable Geshe Doga’s Long Life

Kyabje Zopa Rinpoche has recommended we do this practice to remove any

obstacles to the Venerable Geshe Doga’s long life.

Target - 3,000
Tally so far - 1,592

The Latest Update: 19 Jan 2024

It is especially effective if done by Venerable Geshe Doga’s own students, Rinpoche explained.

 

If you would like to participate in this meritorious practice, or to report any new recitations for our tally,

please contact spc@tarainstitute.org.au or call the office on 03 9596 8900

You can download the text from the FPMT website here

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