Mantras and Prayers for Child Blind from Birth

Mantras and Prayers for Child Blind from Birth

Date of Advice:
June 2018
Date Posted:
September 2019

Rinpoche advised these practices for a thirteen-year-old girl who was blind from birth.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
I am so sorry it took so long to reply; many eons.

I checked and it comes out best if you can recite the long Chenrezig mantra that is in the nyung nä text:

NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA NAMAH ARYA JNANA SAGARA VAIROCHANA VYUHA RAJAYA TATHAGATAYA ARHATE SAMYAKSAM BUDDHAYA NAMAH SARVA TATHAGATEBHYAH ARHATEBHYAH SAMYAKSAM BUDDHEBHYAH NAMAH ARYA AVALOKITESHVARAYA BODHISATTVAYA MAHASATTVAYA MAHAKARUNIKAYA TADYATHA OM DHARA DHARA DHIRI DHIRI DHURU DHURU ITTI VATTE CHALE CHALE PRACHALE PRACHALE KUSUME KUSUME VARE ILI MILI CHITI JVALAM APANAYE SVAHA

It is very good to memorize this mantra if you can. Recite the mantra and make strong prayers to Chenrezig. Think that Chenrezig is His Holiness the Dalai Lama; that they are one.

Also, it is very good for you to recite His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s name mantra:

OM AH GURU VAJRADHARA BHATTARAK MANJUSHRI VAGINDRA SUMATI JNANA SHASANA DHARA SAMUDRA SHRI BHADRA SARVA SIDDHI HUM HUM

It’s very good to also memorize this mantra.

Make very strong prayers, then after you recite the mantra—or both of these mantras if you can, doing one mala or whatever you can manage—blow over a jar of water. Then you can drink the water, sipping a little throughout the day or put a very soft cloth, for example, soft cotton, in the water and wipe it over your eyelids.

While doing this think, “May all the obscurations and negative karma of all beings’ blindness be gone.”

Each time you wipe your eyelids or sip the water, continue like this.

Make strong prayers to His Holiness the Dalai Lama to heal the blindness and to be able to see all the past, present and future phenomena, to have the omniscient eye, and for oneself to achieve the state of omniscience and to be able to free all sentient beings from the oceans of sufferings, to free them from all the sufferings and bring them to buddhahood.

Pray like that. Each time you wash over your eyes, at the beginning say or think: “I am wiping off all the negative karmas, obscurations and blindness so I am able to achieve the omniscient eye.”

At the end, think that you have achieved this. So do a strong motivation at the beginning and the end.

Also your parents can pray and you can pray, as I have said the prayer, in this way. Your parents can pray and also you can pray, so please do this.

With much love and prayers ...