白观音证契仪轨

林鈺堂


前行

陈供如常。
顶礼三拜。


正行

上座依轨修习:


一、发心

合掌虔念:

无常迁变瞬息间,有情漂流苦海中,
清明此座太珍贵,为众修轨证观音。


二、观空

结定印,默念三遍:

万法皆缘成,相依而共存;
舍对立分别,现一体本净。

观想全法界回归本来清净,而呈现为无有边限之天蓝色光明。


三、整体

观想于此蓝色光明中出现全法界之四圣六凡。

行者之父母分居其右、左两侧。前为历世之冤亲,后为六道众生。六道中最需救助之地狱众生紧随行者之后,然后依序为饿鬼道、畜生道、人道、阿修罗道、天道之一切众生。所有众生皆与行者同一面向。

行者前方之空中则为一切诸佛、菩萨、声闻、缘觉、护法等圣众。白色四臂观世音菩萨居于正中,红色阿弥陀佛安住其上空,彼等为西方极乐世界一切圣众所环绕。此等之外,则为所有其他净土之佛、菩萨及圣众,层层环绕。所有圣众皆慈悯顾视六道众生。


四、皈依

合掌虔念三遍,并观想一切众生皆仰望空中之观世音菩萨,而合声齐念:

皈依金刚上师
皈依观音菩萨
皈依圆融佛法
皈依菩提圣众

观想一切圣众皆因众生能明辨及抉择解脱之道而感到欣慰,并由观世音菩萨代表一切圣众摄受众生之皈依。观世音菩萨从心轮放出白光照临每一众生,为彼消业、培福、长养菩提。然后此白光即进住每一众生心中,大小如一烛焰,永远闪耀菩提光芒,照明菩提正道。


五、供奉

观想一切有情皆欣喜参预广大长远之供奉,并与行者合声齐念:

遍法界珍宝,倾明行证德,离惜遗供献;
乞慈悯摄受,演妙法善巧,无疏漏救渡。

观想一切圣众皆因此等供奉纯粹基于菩提心而欣喜接纳、受用。一切圣众皆得圆满之受用。一切圣众放五色光(蓝、白、黄、红、绿)充遍法界,加持一切众生。然后,阿弥陀佛及观世音菩萨以外之一切圣众皆化光进入阿弥陀佛,阿弥陀佛再化光降顶进入观世音菩萨心中。


六、赞颂

观想六道众生合声齐念;行者倾忱念诵,并可加用铃、鼓、引磬、木鱼等:

观音菩萨净光照,十方有情心性开!
观音菩萨清音演,三世得闻烦恼除!
观音菩萨恆忆念,虽陷五浊离尘垢!
观音菩萨是依怙,救难拔苦寻声至!

观想观世音菩萨于聆赞后,因行者及众生之正信而大为欢喜。观世音菩萨由心轮放出鲜明白光,充遍法界,加持一切众生。观世音菩萨随即以甘露洒净众生之身、语、意业,并赐饮甘露以增长众生的寿命及慧命。



Praise of Guan Yin


七、成就

观想全法界一切众生经观世音菩萨甘露加持而回归本净,全都化光融成无限的天蓝色光明。观世音菩萨渡生圆满,亦化光融入本净之光明中。全法界成为无限无分的一体。

于此蓝色光明中,忽然炳现羯摩杵,杵上现八狮子座,再渐次于座上现莲、日垫、月垫。月垫正中竖立白色之种子字「啥」啥。啥字转化成观世音菩萨白色之虹光身,具足报身庄严,而以麟皮被左肩覆乳,跏趺而坐,两手捧摩尼宝于胸前,另两手分列两侧,右持百零八珠之水晶念珠,左持白莲花。菩萨之心轮有莲,上为日垫,再上为月垫。于此月垫之正中,啥字竖立;于月垫之周沿则为观世音菩萨心咒之咒字排成一圈。咒字皆白色。此六字依次逆时钟方向排列,平均分布于圆周。

观世音菩萨心咒

嗡妈尼悲咪吽

 六字大明咒


八、转咒

念诵心咒,并观想心轮内之咒轮旋转。中央之啥字不动,但圆周之咒轮则顺时钟方向愈转愈快。良久之后,咒轮才渐渐减速旋转,直到停止。

咒轮旋转时,同时放出一波波的白光,渐渐传遍法界。每一波白光中皆有无数的观世音菩萨,随波分向十方去救渡种种的众生。


九、一气

闭口,舌抵上颚,以鼻修深呼吸。吸气时观想一切众生之愚痴、罪业、病苦、烦恼、业障等等皆化为浊恶之黑气,而被观世音菩萨以大慈悲心吸入。住气时观想此等黑气皆已被观世音菩萨之大智、大德所净化,而转化为可以长养众生慧命的清新智气。呼气时观想此清新智气充遍法界,成熟众生,使早开悟、证果。


十、相即

经过圣凡一气之融通,观世音菩萨与众生交融于本净光明中;圣凡之名相区分渐渐消逝。全法界再度呈现为无限无边的蓝色光明。

由此本净光明中,观世音菩萨化现为行者之相,以便在世间随缘教化及救渡,而后下座。下座后,即藉此行者之形像及言行而开展慈悲救渡之善巧方便于无尽。


                     二〇〇二年四月廿九日
                     养和斋    于加州


White Chenrezi Unification Sadhana

Yutang Lin


Preliminaries

Arrange offerings as usual.
Do prostration three times.


Regular Practice

Ascend the seat and practice in accordance with the sadhana as follows:


1. Motivation

Fold palms together and sincerely recite:

In a blink the swift changes of impermanence may arrive,
Sentient beings are drifting in the ocean of suffering,
This altruistic session born of sober clarity is all too precious,
For all beings this sadhana is practiced to realize Chenrezi.


2. Original Purity

Rest the hands in Dhyana mudra, and silently recite three times:

All things are conditional phenomena,
Mutually dependent and coexistent;
Renouncing antagonistic discriminations,
All appear as original purity in oneness.

Visualize the whole Dharmadhatu return to original purity, and appear as boundless sky-blue light.


3. Totality

Visualize that all the four classes of saints and the six realms of sentient beings appear from this blue light.

Visualize that one's father and mother are to the right and left side, all beings related to one through past karma to the front, and the rest of the sentient beings behind. Among the six realms of sentient beings behind one, those in hells who need salvation most are closest to one, then are the other beings in the order of hungry ghosts, animals, humans, asuras, and finally the heavenly beings. All sentient beings are facing the same direction as the practitioner.

Visualize that in the space in front of the practitioner are all the holy beings: Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arahats, Pratyeka-Buddhas, Dharma Protectors, etc. At the center is the white four-armed Chenrezi, with Amitabha Buddha (red) presiding in the space above Chenrezi, and they are surrounded by all holy beings of the Western Pureland of Utmost Joy. These are in turn surrounded by layers after layers of all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and holy beings of all other purelands. With great compassion all holy beings look attentively at all the sentient beings below.


4. Taking Refuge

Fold palms together and sincerely recite three times the following refuge formula while visualizing that all sentient beings are gazing with admiration at Chenrezi in the sky and recite together in unison:

I take refuge in the Vajra Guru.
I take refuge in White Chenrezi.
I take refuge in thorough Buddha Dharma.
I take refuge in holy beings of Bodhi.

Visualize that all holy beings are rejoicing over sentient beings' ability to recognize and choose the path toward liberation. Chenrezi, on behalf of all holy beings, grants refuge to all sentient beings. From the heart chakra of Chenrezi rays of white light radiates forth to each and every sentient being. In this way each sentient being's bad karma is eradicated, merits increased, and Bodhicitta nurtured. This ray of white light then stays, like a candle flame, in the heart of the sentient being, shines forth the light of Bodhi, and sheds light on the right path of Bodhi forever.


5. Offering

Visualize that all sentient beings take delight in participating the making of extensive and long-term offerings and donations, and that they join the practitioner in reciting in unison the following stanza:

Filling the whole Dharmadhatu with treasures,
Pouring all attainments of the wisdom path,
Offered without reluctance nor omission; Beg to accept out of compassion and empathy,
Exhibit skillful display of the wondrous Dharma,
Salvage without neglect nor omission.

Visualize that all holy beings are delighted by the Bodhicitta which is the pure motivation underlying these offerings, and therefore gladly accept and enjoy the offerings. Each and every holy being obtains complete enjoyment of all sorts. All holy beings emit lights in blue, white, yellow, red and green color that enlighten the whole Dharmadhatu and give blessings to all sentient beings. Then all holy beings other than Amitabha Buddha and Chenrezi transform into lights and merge into Amitabha Buddha. And then Amitabha Buddha also transforms into light that descends through the top of Chenrezi and merges into Chenrezi's heart chakra.


6. Praise

Recite with ardent devotion and may use accompanying Dharma instruments such as bell, drum, inverted bell (Yin Qing) and wooden fish; visualize that all sentient beings join the practitioner in ardently reciting in unison the following praise:

White Chenrezi emits pure lights,
Spiritual nature of sentient beings in all directions are revealed! White Chenrezi enunciates clear sounds,
Sorrows of sentient beings at all times are eradicated!

White Chenrezi always remembered,
Even trapped in the mire of sorrows one is still spotless!

White Chenrezi is the savior,
Reaching all cries for help in perils and sufferings!

Visualize that White Chenrezi, upon hearing this praise, is very pleased by the right faith of the practitioner and the sentient beings. White Chenrezi emits bright white lights from his heart chakra shining through the whole Dharmadhatu and giving blessings to all sentient beings. Then White Chenrezi sprinkles showers of nectar upon sentient beings to purify their karma of body, speech and mind. The nectar is also granted for sentient beings to drink in order to nourish their wisdom and expand their life span.


7. Accomplishment

Visualize that, through the nectar blessing of White Chenrezi, all sentient beings in the whole Dharmadhatu have returned to the original purity; they all transform and merge into a boundless sky-blue light. White Chenrezi, having thus purified all sentient beings, also transforms and merges into this light of original purity. The whole Dharmadhatu becomes a limitless and indiscriminative Oneness.

In this vast expanse of blue brilliance, suddenly there appears a karma vajra. Above the karma vajra, there appears a magnificent Dharma seat supported by eight lions.

Then above the seat there appears, one after the other and one above the other, a lotus, a sun cushion and a moon cushion. At the center of the moon cushion there appears a white seed word "HsriHSRI" standing upright. Hsri transforms into Chenrezi with white brilliant rainbow body, complete with all adornments of a Sambhogakaya, and a piece of Qi Lin hide covering his left shoulder and breast, sitting in lotus posture, with two of his hands holding a wish-fulfilling jewel in front of his chest, and the remaining two hands, one on each side, with the right one holding a string of 108 crystal prayer-beads and the left one holding a white lotus flower. In the heart chakra of Chenrezi there is a lotus, above which is a sun cushion, and a moon cushion atop. Standing upright at the center of this moon cushion is a white seed word "Hsri"Hsri. Evenly distributed around and above the circumference of the moon cushion are the six syllables constituting the Heart Mantra of White Chenrezi. All six words of this mantra wheel are white in color and are arranged counterclockwise in their regular order.

The Heart Mantra of White Chenrezi

Om Ma Ni Bei Mi Hong

Om Ma Ni Bei Mi Hong


8. Spinning

Recite the Heart Mantra and simultaneously visualize that the mantra wheel in the heart chakra is spinning. The word Hsri at the center remains still. The mantra wheel spins clockwise with ever increasing speed. After a long while of spinning, the mantra wheel gradually slows down until it comes to a complete stop.

As the mantra wheel spins, it simultaneously emits waves of white light spreading in all directions throughout the whole Dharmadhatu. With each wave of white light countless numbers of White Chenrezi are sent forth. These Chenrezi surf the waves of light to all corners of the Dharmadhatu in order to salvage all sorts of sentient beings.


9. One Breath

With mouth closed and tongue touching the upper front palate, practice deep breathing through the nostrils. While inhaling visualize that the ignorance, sinful karma, sickness, suffering, sorrows, karmic hindrances, etc., of all sentient beings are transforming into foul and black air, and yet are inhaled by Chenrezi out of great compassion. While holding the breath visualize that all such foul and black air has been purified by the profound wisdom and countless merits of Chenrezi into clean and fresh air of wisdom which will nourish the wisdom life of each and every sentient being. While exhaling visualize that this clean and fresh air of wisdom permeates the whole Dharmadhatu, nourishing and maturing all sentient beings so that they would open and expand their minds and attain full enlightenment soon.


10. Identification

Having merged through the communion in one breath of Chenrezi and all sentient beings, the Bodhisattva and sentient beings transform into light and become one in the brilliant blue light of original purity. The nominal distinction between "Bodhisattva" and "sentient being" gradually fades away. The whole Dharmadhatu again appears as limitless blue brilliance.

From this brightness of original purity Chenrezi appears in human form as the practitioner to facilitate teaching and salvaging sentient beings in this world in accordance with their various aptitudes and conditions. Then Chenrezi descends from the seat. Afterwards Chenrezi employs the form, speeches and activities of the practitioner to expand ingenious contrivances in limitless fashions toward the compassionate salvation of all sentient beings.


April 29, 2002
A Study for the Cultivation of Harmony
El Cerrito, California, USA


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