Quan Yin in Sanskrit means “she who hears the cries of the people”.
She has been worshipped as the Chinese Bodhisattva of compassion by many for thousands of years. A bodhisattva is any soul that has attained enlightenment but instead of being freed of the karmic cycles and becoming a Buddha, chooses to stay on earth in order to help all beings attain enlightenment.
It is said that as Quan Yin was about to enter heaven, she paused when she heard the cries of the people, her compassion was so great that she returned to earth to help them.
She is worshiped by Buddhists and Taoists in China, Korea, Japan and Tibet. The qualities that Quan Yin invokes, the feeling of compassion and unconditional love make her comparable to Mother Mary.
Receive Quan Yin’s blessings in three ways :
Quan Yin Invocation
Set up an altar with a picture or statue of Quan Yin, the Mandala of Compassion, and either a stick or cone of Lotus or Amber incense.
Bow 3 times to Quan Yin
Offer water to her which she will bless.
Invite Quan Yin to come to you and appear.
Bring the palms of your hands together in the prayer mudra
Recite the following:
“May the Peace of Quan Yin be upon this household
May the Light of Quan Yin be in my soul
May the Wisdom of Quan Yin be in my mind
May the Virtue and Purity of Quan Yin be among the members of my household
May the Health and Well-Being of Quan Yin be manifest throughout my body,
And radiate through the garments I wear.
May the Grace of Quan Yin be in my worship
May the Talents and Genius of Quan Yin be manifest through my senses
May the Peace of Quan Yin be upon me!”
Next recite this mantra ten times: “Na Mo Quan Yin Bodhisattva”.
Drink the water blessed by Quan Yin, this water now has healing powers.
Dedicate this practice to the benefit and enlightenment of all beings. Close your ritual.
Using Quan Yin’s healing mantra Weng Ma Ni Ba Ma Hong (as received by Master Sha)
Sit up straight. Put your left palm over your Message Center, also known as the heart chakra, in the middle of your chest. Hold your right hand in the traditional prayer position, with fingers pointing upward.
Say hello :
Dear soul mind body of Weng Ma Ni Ba Ma Hong,
I love you, honor you, and appreciate you.
Please heal (make your requests).
Please transform my relationship with (name a person or persons).
Dear all the people, animals, and nature that my ancestors and I have harmed in this life and past lives,
I sincerely ask for your forgiveness.
Please forgive my ancestors and me.
Dear anyone who has harmed me in this life and in my previous lives, I offer you my total forgiveness.
Dear Weng Ma Ni Ba Ma Hong,
Please bless me.
I am very grateful.
Visualize rainbow light radiating in all of the souls you have called, as well as in your own soul, heart, mind, and body, from head to toe and skin to bone.
Chant repeatedly, silently or aloud: Weng Ma Ni Ba Ma Hong nonstop for three to five minutes. Chant from the bottom of your heart with sincere apologies for all of the mistakes that you and your ancestors have made to hurt or harm any soul.
After chanting for at least three minutes, close: Hao! Hao! Hao! Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Using the mantra : Om Mani Padme Hum
The translation is “I bow to the jewel in the lotus.” Imagine that a beautiful lotus flower opens in your heart, with Kuan Yin at its center, as you recite the mantra. See Kuan Yin as the jewel in the lotus emanating a brilliant light !
Recite or chant Om Mani Padme Hum, slowly at first and then faster and faster. This creates a vibration that intensifies as you chant it.
You can use singing bowls, tuning forks or drums to enhance your experience. Mala beads can also be useful.
Practice this meditation while sitting or walking, in your home or outdoors in nature.
To close return to the silence, sit and breath calmly, slowly in and out for a few minutes.
Try this meditation for 20 minutes.
Phuro! Be inspired!