The Sutra of Golden Light
On the advice of my lama, Lama Zopa Rinpoche, I have recited The Golden Light Sutra many times, and the effects have been incredible.
After reciting these incredible teachings of the Buddha, many other people report distinct benefits in their lives, too —sometimes they come quickly, sometimes slowly.
Recently, when he was asked for the best purification practice we could do to counter the many issues we are facing in Sri Lanka, Rinpoche said “Really really important to continue the Golden Light Sutra! Sooooooo important, this will have great benefit! Please continue! This is the main thing”.
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Lama Zopa Rinpoche said:
‘This text is very precious; it brings peace and happiness and is very powerful to stop violence. It gives incredible protection to the country from violence etc. By hearing this text, one’s karma gets purified.”
Lama Zopa Rinpoche, urges us to recite the Sutra of Golden Light for these reasons:
“The holy Golden Light Sutra is the king of the sutras. It is extremely powerful and fulfills all one’s wishes, as well as bringing peace and happiness for all sentient beings, up to enlightenment. It is also extremely powerful for world peace, for your own protection, and for the protection of the country and the world. Also, it has great healing power for people in the country. …
Anyone can read this text, Buddhists and even non-Buddhists who desire world peace. This also protects individuals and the country from what are labeled natural disasters of the wind element, fire element, earth element, and water element, such as earthquakes, floods, cyclones, fires, tornadoes, etc. They are not natural because they come from causes and conditions that make dangers happen.
They come from past inner negative thoughts and actions of people, and from external conditions. The benefits of reading this sutra are immeasurable … reciting just a few lines of the Sutra of Golden Light creates more merit than making … immeasurable offerings to the Buddha. Reciting this sutra directs one’s life towards enlightenment. There is so much merit … one’s life becomes so easy, whatever one wishes for one receives … there is unbelievable purification … one liberates numberless sentient beings from the oceans of samsaric suffering and brings them to enlightenment.”
In whichever country this is taught, the whole country benefits. The king of that country doesn’t get attacked and disease is eliminated, everyone is happy and the country becomes harmonious; there are no quarrels. The king gives religious freedom and is always protected by the devas. It is especially good to be read in places where there is a lot of fighting. As well, there is prosperity and rains come at the right time.
Anyone who keeps, memorizes or contributes to this text exceeds the eight worldly beings and all their wishes get fulfilled.
Buddha told the four guardians to make offerings and serve this text, and always protect the people who memorize or even just read it. The four guardians acknowledged they would protect those who read it and would help and fulfill all their wishes.