2012 World-Wide Saka Dawa Sutra of Golden Light Recitation, May 21 – June 4
On the full moon day, June 4 for this year, of the 4th month of the Tibetan calendar, Buddha Shakyamuni took birth, attained full and complete Enlightenment and passed into Parinirvana. Lama Zopa Rinpoche, citing the Treasure of Quotations and Logicnotes that virtuous actions done on this day are multiplied one hundred million times and recommends activities for this time such as reciting the sublime Sutra of Golden Light.
We recite the Sutra of Golden Light to end war, oppression and suffering, to create peace and to eliminate obstacles to fulfillment of our teachers’ wishes. If you can, see yourself in a group because, as Lama Zopa Rinpoche notes, “Karma is more powerful when gathered by many …The more people there are supporting, the more powerful it becomes. When karma is more powerful the result comes more quickly, whether it is a project or realization.”
This recitation is continuous May 21 until June 4. Please join whenever you can from anywhere. You need no special permissions. Simply put the Golden Light on your voice and in your heart.
Lama Zopa Rinpoche tells us, “The holy Golden Light Sutra 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. Also, it has great healing power for people in the country … Anyone can read this text, Buddhists and non-Buddhists who desire world peace.”
Before you begin, bathe your hands, face and feet. Take refuge and generate a good motivation. To multiply merits, say this mantra seven times: Om Dhare Dhare Bendhare Svaha.
Make heartfelt, extensive dedications for the long stable lives of the precious teachers, for fulfillment of their holy wishes, and for the end of violence, disaster and disease for all. For more www.fpmt.org/golden_light_sutra/dedication.asp
Report your recitation, and include any experiences, dedications and questions. Please say where you are in the world:www.fpmt.org/golden_light_sutra/contact.asp?Contact=Reporting
The Sutra “frees every being from countless oceans of suffering… Removes the fear of the terrified and poor, and causes supreme virtue.” The Sutra of Golden Light is available in a variety of languages here http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advice/goldenlight.asp
(source: email from Lobsang Tendon / Beth Simon to fpmt)