Also See: Spiritual Inspiration of Avalokitesvara (Guan Yin) Bodhisattva

Journey Through Enlightenment: A Visual and Insightful Guide to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas

Tara and "Manifestation"


(note: reply by Xabir is by me, Soh)

Someone wrote in:

56 minutes ago

Advice on developing a daily practice for a beginner


Hi, I’m fairly new to Buddhism and am trying to learn as much as I can about it.

My wife and myself are going through a high risk pregnancy and I’ve found so much comfort in praying to Guan Yin. Recently a he answered my prayers and we received great news about our babies health and now that things are looking up I would like to continue to give her thanks.

So I’d like to develop a daily practice but theirs so much information out there I just don’t know where to begin. Any advice would be greatly appreciated

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8 min. ago

It will be good to chant the Great Compassion Dharani (Da Bei Zhou) at least 21 times in a session everyday (or at least 5 when you have less time) which is the Dharani of Guan Yin/Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva. Do read this sutra:

Also, this teaching on Guan Yin by Venerable Hui Lu is very good: , and there's also a testimony by Dr Greg Goode below on Guan Yin

Which city do you live in? It is advisable to find a good, awakened dharma teacher who can teach you dharma as a whole and lead you to awakening, beyond just chanting.




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2 min. ago

Thank you Xabir. I sent you a DM








Update: Nafis shared some interesting links that may be relevant.


Nafis: "Supernatural powers/siddhis occur due to dependent origination. In these two articles, Mipham talks about utilizing mantras to affect reality and how the process isn’t outside of emptiness/DO:

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