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A Practice of the Meaning of the Four Causes for Rebirth in Sukhāvatī, by Ju Mipham Rinpoché, Jamyang Namgyel Gyamtso

“The practice of the four causes for rebirth in Sukhāvatī, for those who wish to be reborn in Sukhāvatī [the Pure Land of Amitābha Buddha], is as follows.”


Ju Mipham Rinpoché on the ‘Golden Dhāraṇī’ from the Sūtra of Golden Light (Suvarṇaprabhāsa Sūtra)

If this Dhāraṇī known as ‘Golden’, which is taught in the Noble Sūtra of Golden Light (suvarṇaprabhāsa sūtra/‘phags pa gser ‘od dam pa’i mdo, but only in the 29 and 31 chapter versions and not the 21 chapter version), is recited, then positive karmic potential [merit] will increase tremendously; and thereby food, clothing and precious substances will be obtained, freedom from sickness, long life, and whatever is imagined and hoped for will be accomplished according to one’s wishes, roots of virtue will be generated under infinite Buddhas, one will be protected by the Bodhisattvas until [the attainment of] Buddhahood; and one’s prediction of [future] Buddhahood will be confirmed.

The Dhāraṇī of Noble Maṇibhadra

“Venerable Sir, if any monks, nuns, laymen, laywomen or anyone else recites this Heart-Essence [Dhāraṇī] every day during the three parts of the day, then I shall always follow after that person, do everything that person needs, seek out food, riches, gold, jewels, grain and silver for them, accomplish all their aims, put all sentient beings under their influence, instantaneously accomplish all the various activities of that person; and cause them to be free from poverty.”

The Prayer to the Three Kāya Guru

In the Pure Land of Dharmadhātu, free of elaboration, ༔
Is the state of Dharmatā, beyond arising and cessation throughout the three times; ༔
The Awakened Body of Great Bliss, free of action and spontaneously perfected, ༔
Compassion devoid of bias, like unto the sky: ༔
I pray to the Guru, Dharmakāya. ༔