My most dear, most kind, most precious wish-fulfilling one,
I am very sorry about how long it took to reply to your request and kind letter.
I checked and you should recite these two mantras, one mala a day. [Refer to page 20 of The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment)]
Holy Name Mantra that Fulfill Wishes
Recite the homage and mantra together for each recitation:
DE ZHIN SHEG PA SA DZIN GYÄL PO LA CHHAG TSHÄL LO
To Tathagata Earth Holder King, I prostrate.
TADYATHA / OM DHARE DHARE / DHARANI BÄNDHE SWAAHAA
(108x, 54x, or 21x)
Anyone who memorizes the words of this holy name mantra will have all their wishes fulﬁlled.
If you can, do one mala a day of this practice first thing in the morning. That is excellent.
Then what you should do, the most important thing, is to put effort into tong-len practice. Here you need to purify all the defilements, which cause obstacles, and you need to collect extensive merits for success. This is not only for your legal and economic issues and unemployment, it is not just to solve that—that is nothing, that is just for this life. Here it means for success in all the future lives, to not be reborn in the lower realms when you die; to receive a deva or a human rebirth; to be born in a pure land and to meet the Dharma, the Mahayana tantra teachings; and in all your future lives to meet the perfectly qualified virtuous friend. Also, to be free from the oceans of samsaric sufferings and to achieve ultimate liberation. Not only that, as that is just for yourself, but to achieve enlightenment—the total cessation of all the obscurations and completion of all the realizations for the numberless sentient beings. To free the numberless sentient beings from oceans of samsaric sufferings and bring them in peerless happiness—the total cessation of all the obscurations and completion of all the realizations. To have success for all these reasons. This is the most important reason to have success.
If you do tong-len practice, as I explained, it is a way to collect the most extensive merits and it is the greatest purification. This is much more important than making a billion dollars every minute of your life. Every minute of your life making a billion dollars is nothing.
Shakyamuni Buddha was the same as us; he was a suffering sentient being before. So why did Shakyamuni Buddha became enlightened before us? Because Buddha was able to cherish others and let go of oneself. We haven’t changed our mind; we are always cherishing oneself and giving up others, who are numberless. Therefore we are still suffering in samsara, even though we were the same as Shakyamuni Buddha before. Buddha let go of himself and cherished others, and achieved full enlightenment. We are still suffering because we still haven’t changed our mind. We are still only cherishing the I and letting go of others, who are numberless.
Therefore do these practices first thing in the morning, if you can. (The Method to Transform with one mala of mantras, and also tong-len). If you want to change your life this will make a huge difference. It will change your life from kaka into gold, from iron into diamond, so like that.
Please continue to make your life most meaningful with the thought of bodhicitta day and night and in every action that you do.
With much love and prayers...