Benefits of the Sutra of Golden Light

Benefits of the Sutra of Golden Light

Date of Advice:
March 2014
Date Posted:
November 2014

During the transmission of the Sutra of Golden Light at the Mahabodhi Stupa, Bodhgaya, India, in March 2014, Rinpoche gave the following advice.

Rinpoche gave this advice during the transmission of Chapter 11:

If you have any problems or danger in your life, even just hearing or listening to the name of the Golden Light Sutra can give protection and pacify those problems. I want to tell you a story about one time when I was in Malaysia at the invitation of a rich family. I was eating lunch and just as I put the first spoonful of rice in my mouth I got a toothache. So I thought of the Golden Light Sutra and how remembering it was supposed to stop the pain. I didn’t think very strongly about the Golden Light Sutra and I didn’t take very strong refuge in it, I just thought about it in passing and the pain went away.

So I would suggest that if you have any kind of health problems such as cancer and especially diseases that cannot be cured by medicine, like black magic or spirit harm, or sicknesses that doctors cannot do anything about, one very good solution is to read the Golden Light Sutra. Especially for world peace, it is unbelievably powerful to read this sutra in countries where there is a lot of fighting and killing.

Rinpoche gave this advice after the transmission of Chapter 16:

I was thinking that generally it would be very helpful if there is a monastery, nunnery, or even a lay center, organization or group of people that could read the Golden Light Sutra every day. Then people from different places all over the world who are sick, or could not find a job for years, or have any other kind of problem, those unbelievable problems that you don’t normally hear about, could write in and request the group to dedicate their reading of the Golden Light Sutra for them. Those people can dedicate their recitation of the Golden Light Sutra for people all over the world who need help, as well as for the six realms’ sentient beings to be freed from the oceans of samsaric suffering and brought to enlightenment.