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Misfortune : Practices for Success

By Kyabje Lama Zopa Rinpoche at various locations (Last Updated Oct 2, 2009)

Buying and Selling Property

Obstacles to Sale of House
A student asked if there were practices she could do to overcome obstacles to the sale of her house, which had been on the market for two years. She wanted to contribute some proceeds of the sale to Dharma projects. Rinpoche gave the following advice.

I checked and to sell your house you need to do the following:

 1. Recite the Akashargarbha mantra five times a day till the house is sold.

2. Write the Sanghata Sutra in gold once, or write it five times in gold-colored ink.

Note: About 30 people recited the mantra five times a day and 12 people wrote out the Sanghata Sutra in gold-colored ink. After Rinpoche gave the practices, the house sold in six weeks.  

Selling a Property
Advice to a Dharma center about selling and buying a new property.

1. Do the extensive Four-Mandala Offering to Tara five times. If possible, do the extensive version with extensive offerings. (We normally do the shorter version.)

2. Recite the Diamond Cutter Sutra three times  at the center.

3. Recite the names of Manjushri three times at the center.

[Note: FPMT Education Department has the following booklets available: Chanting the Names of Manjushri and Tara Practices.] 

Selling Land
Rinpoche gave the following advice regarding what a student needed to do to be able to sell some land.

I checked and you need to do the following quickly:

1. Your family and friends and the center should recite the Heart Sutra and the Diamond Cutter Sutra as much as you can.

2. Do Tara puja and do it very well, with very strong prayers to Tara for success.

3. Make offerings to Ksitigarbha and strong prayers to Ksitigarbha. You and your family can do this.

4. Request Gyuto Tantric college to do druk-chu-ma puja 11 times. You can ask Geshe-la to call them and arrange this.

Buying Land
A student who wanted to buy land next door to him wrote to Rinpoche asking for advice on what he could to achieve this.

Dear Jack,
Regarding the land next door, you need to read the Golden Light Sutra four times.

Then, whoever is living at the Dharma center needs to recite the Akashagarbha mantra 30 times.

Best wishes...


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