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Anybody who wants peace in the world should read the Golden Light Sutra (Ser.ö dam.päi do wang.gyi gyälpo). This is a very important practice to stop violence and wars in the world. The Golden Light Sutra is one of the most beneficial ways to bring peace. This is something that everyone can do, no matter how busy you are, even if you can read one page a day, or a few lines and in this way continually read the Golden Light Sutra.
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. Also, it has great healing power for people in the country.
Even before making this request, Rinpoche had asked FPMT students to recite the Golden Light Sutra. Ven. Lhundup Nyingje (Paula Chichester) was so inspired to recite the sutra that she organized a campaign amongst all the FPMT centers to recite the sutra as many times as possible in October 2006, leading up to congressional elections in the United States, which she wrote about for Mandala. Ven. Nyingje writes:
It is wonderful to sit with a group of six to ten people and recite parts of the sutra together. You can divide up the numbers of the pages of the sutra by the number of people present. After everyone has their assigned pages, someone in the group can lead a meditation that includes refuge and an inspiring bodhichitta motivation. Add to that a motivation for global kindness and wisdom that will produce leaders who will legislate for world peace, sane environmental policies, help for the sick and the poor, and other beneficial ends. When everyone recites their pages simultaneously, the cacophony of sounds mixed with the joy and amazement that comes from reading such words is a powerful experience.
FPMT Education Services has a webpage dedicated to the Golden Light Sutra where one can read more about the benefits of reciting the sutra, download the entire text of the Golden Light Sutra in 14 different languages, see how many recitations of the Golden Light Sutra have been reported over the last five years, download audio of the Golden Light Sutra being recited by Kirti Tsenshab Rinpoche and much more.
For information on the Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, please visit www.jadebuddha.org.au.
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Mandala Publications is the official publication of the Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT), an international charitable organization founded by two Tibetan Buddhist masters, Lama Thubten Yeshe (1935-1984) and Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche. FPMT is a vibrant international community, with a network of 160 affiliate centers, projects and services, and members in more than 30 countries.
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