The High King Avalokitesvara Sutra


The High King Avalokitesvara Sutra

(Taisho Tripitaka 2898)

Namo Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva.

Namo Buddha-yah.
Namo Dharma-yah
Namo Sangha-yah

Due to the great relationship with Buddhas’ Worlds,
and the interlinked great causes,
There comes the Buddha’s Dharmas,
which is Eternal, Bliss, Self, and Pure;
And we have become the relations of the Buddha-Dharmas.

Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, the great sacrosanct mantra;
Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, the great brilliant mantra;
Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, the unsurpassed mantra;
Namo Maha Prajna Paramita, the unequaled mantra.

Namo Pure Light Secret Buddha, Dharma Treasury Buddha, the Tranquil King Buddha with Lion’s roar and divine speed, the Sumeru Light King Buddha announced by Buddha, Dharma Protector Buddha, Vajra Treasury Roaming Lion Buddha, Precious Victory Buddha, Supernatural Power Buddha, Medicine Master Crystal Light King Buddha, Universal Light Merit Mountain King Buddha, Merit Retaining Jewel King Buddha,

the seven past Buddhas, the coming one thousand Buddhas of the Fortunate kalpa, the fifteen hundred Buddhas, the fifteen thousand Buddhas, the five hundred Flower Victory Buddhas, the one hundred billion Vajra Treasury Buddhas, and Samadhi Light Buddha.

The Buddhas of Six Directions:
To the East the Precious Light Moon Palace Venerable Wonderful Voice King Buddha,
To the South the Tree-Root Flower King Buddha,
To the West the Spiritual Power Flower Blazing King Buddha,
To the North the Moon Palace Purity Buddha,
Above, the countless Vigor Jewel Crown Buddha,
Below, the Tranquil Moon Sound King Buddha.

All the countless Buddhas, Prabhuta-ratna(Many Treasures) Buddha, Sakyamuni Buddha, Maitreya Buddha, Akshobhya Buddha, Amitabha Buddha,

All beings in the Central Realm, and those in the Pure Lands, while moving upon the Earth and in the Heavens, continually shower compassion upon all living beings, affording them equanimity and peace, that they might cultivate day and night. By constantly invoking this sutra, one is liberated from the pain of death and birth, and freed from all the many kinds of suffering.

Namo the Great Wisdom Avalokitesvara, the Observant Avalokitesvara, the Noble Avalokitesvara, the Expansively-Minded Avalokitesvara, the Medicine King Bodhisattva, the Supreme Medicine Bodhisattva, Manjusri Bodhisattva, Samantabhadra Bodhisattva, Akasagarbha Bodhisattva, Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva, the billions of Clear Cool Treasure Mountain Bodhisattvas, the Universal Light Venerable King Tathagata Bodhisattva, Chanting this sutra continually, the Seven World-Honored Buddhas, recite this mantra:

Lee-poh-lee-poh-deh, kyo-ho-kyo-ho-deh, toh-loh-nee-deb, nee-ah-la-deh, pee-lee-nee-deh, mo-ho-kya-deh, jun-len-chan-deh, so-ha.

All the transformation bodies of Avalokitesvara
and all the bodhisattvas
have vowed to liberate every being in samsara,
and to cleanse all sufferings when called upon.

One who has non-dual faith in Buddha
will be greatly blessed with guidance.
By keeping intact the root of virtue
one will be able to practice this,
and with one thousand recitations,
the practice blends into one’s mindstream.

Then one remains unharmed by fire or weapons,
and anger is transformed into happiness.
Even those who are left for dead
returns thereby to life.
One must not doubt this,
for it is the word of Buddha.

The High King Avalokitesvara
In truth removes all obstacles.
Even in the most grave plight
One is saved from death.
This is the truth all Buddhas announce,
Therefore pay them homage.
By reciting this praise one thousand times,
One purifies the most negative of karmas.
Those fortunate ones endowed with indestructible faith
Are to always uphold this sutra.

Recite the name of the Eight Mahasattvas:

Namo Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Mahasattva
Namo Maitreya Bodhisattva Mahasattva,
Namo Akasa-garbha Bodhisattva Mahasattva,
Namo Samanta-bhadra Bodhisattva Mahasattva,
Namo Vajra-pani Bodhisattva Mahasattva,
Namo Manjusri Bodhisattva Mahasattva,
Namo Sarva-nivaraNaviskambhin Bodhisattva Mahasattva,
Namo Ksitigarbha Bodhisattva Mahasattva,
Namo all venerable Bodhisattva Mahasattvas.

May these merits and virtues
be spread universally to everything.

Fully recite this one thousand times,
And serious sins will be purified.