Sutras, Mantras and Root Texts

Sutras, Mantras and Root Texts

Lama Zopa Rinpoche receives thousands of letters every year from people seeking guidance on a variety of issues. His advice is made available here, so it may be of benefit to others.

This topic contains advice on various mantras and sutras recommended by Rinpoche.

Rinpoche offers advice on the Chenrezig, White Tara and Namgyalma mantras and recommends specific mantras for dispelling fear and other obstacles, and for business success. Included are various mantras and practices translated by Lama Zopa Rinpoche.

Rinpoche emphasizes the incredible benefits of reciting the sutras, including the Golden Light Sutra and the Arya Sanghata Sutra. He says reciting the Golden Light Sutra is a very important practice to stop violence and it is one of the most beneficial ways to bring peace to the world. If we have any problems or danger in our life, even just hearing or listening to the name of the Golden Light Sutra can give protection and pacify our problems.

The Arya Sanghata Sutra is one of the most precious teachings the Buddha gave, says Rinpoche. By reading it we have the opportunity to collect so many merits. Rinpoche also advises that reciting the Diamond Cutter Sutra creates extensive merit and helps us to actualize wisdom and bodhicitta quickly, along with other realizations.

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