My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
Thank you very much your kind letter, expressing the difficulties of your family and their needs. I am very sorry for the long delay in replying.
It would be so beneficial if both of you can read the Vajra Cutter Sutra.
This is the Buddha’s teaching to realize the ultimate nature, to be free from the oceans of samsaric suffering forever, so that includes all the problems of the six realms—every problem of hell beings, hungry ghosts, animals, human beings, sura and asura beings, all sentient beings’ sufferings, every problem.
This sutra comes out very, very good for both of you to recite, also to purify your negative karma and all your difficulties, such as not finding a job.
Then specifically for you, it is also good to read the Golden Light Sutra. This seems very good to do, not only for your life situation but it also brings happiness to all sentient beings. It brings them to enlightenment and by the way, your life is taken care of. If you can read it four times a week, that is very good.
The motivation is to free the numberless sentient beings from the oceans of samsara and bring them to peerless happiness, buddhahood, by yourself alone, therefore you need to achieve enlightenment. That includes ceasing all the difficulties in the world and bringing peace and happiness to this world. It includes even freedom for Tibet—total freedom and Dharma in Tibet—total freedom for what they need, so it includes all that. When you read the sutra, in the beginning you should remember all this and [motivate] to solve the global problems as well.
With much love and prayers