04 January 2011

Contemplation: The Regarder of the Cries of the World

After reviewing the guidelines for practice, take this section of the Lotus Sutra as your object of contemplation:

If sentient beings are in great adversity,
And immeasurable pain afflicts them,
The wonderful power of the wisdom of the Cry Regarder
Can relieve the sufferings of the world.
Endowed with transcendent powers
And having fully mastered wisdom and skillful means,
In all the worlds in the ten directions,
There is no place where she will not manifest herself.

Lotus Sutra, Chapter 25, as recited at the Tendai Buddhist Institute

NOTE FOR STUDENTS: The Cry Regarder is a translation of a traditional Chinese interpretation of the name Avalokiteshvara. The Cry Regarder in the Lotus Sutra and Avalokiteshvara in the Heart Sutra are identical.

1 comment:

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