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October 5, 1973, Friday evening, at Washington Street.

On the Efficacy of the Surangama Mantra

Ven. Master Hsuan Hua


Now that an image of Guanyin Bodhisattva has come to our place, it will be even more safe and peaceful. We have set the date for the Opening Eyes Ceremony for our Guanyin Bodhisattva for the 14th. Everyone can bring family and friends here to celebrate the occasion and to be bathed in the Buddhas’ light. Our ceremony for Opening of Light and Opening Eyes will be different from what others do; it will include reciting a section of the Surangama Mantra. After the ceremony, I will explain the power of that section for you. When we recite the Surangama Mantra, a canopy of jewels and a cloud canopy form overhead; it’s an inconceivable state.


Timely Teachings, page 366.