When Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara was practicing the profound Prajna Paramita,
he illuminated the Five Skandhas and saw that they are all empty,
and he crossed beyond all suffering and difficulty.
Shariputra, form does not differ from emptiness;
emptiness does not differ from form.
Form itself is emptiness; emptiness itself is form.
So too are feeling, cognition, formation, and consciousness.
Shariputra, all Dharmas are empty of characteristics.
They are not produced, not destroyed, not defiled, not pure;
and they neither increase nor diminish.
Therefore, in emptiness there is no form, feeling, cognition, formation, or consciousness;
no eyes, ears, nose, tongue, body, or mind;
no sights, sounds, smells, tastes, objects of touch, or Dharmas;
no field of the eyes up to and including no field of mind consciousness;
and no ignorance or ending of ignorance,
up to and including no old age and death or ending of old age and death.
There is no suffering, no accumulating, no extinction, and no Way,
and no understanding and no attaining.
Because nothing is attained,
the Bodhisattva through reliance on Prajna Paramita is unimpeded in his mind.
Because there is no impediment, he is not afraid,
and he leaves distorted dream-thinking far behind.
All Buddhas of the three periods of time attain Anuttara-samyak-sambodhi
through reliance on Prajna Paramita.
Therefore know that Prajna Paramita is a Great Spiritual Mantra,
a Great Bright Mantra, a Supreme Mantra, an Unequalled Mantra.
It can remove all suffering; it is genuine and not false.
That is why the Mantra of Prajna Paramita was spoken. Recite it like this:
Gaté Gaté Paragaté Parasamgaté
Most of us truly ASK Too Much! :)
It is lethal for those that "Didn't Bring Enough Auspicious Merits" to THIS very Lifetime, to continue to Ask for Blessing of Wealth, Health, Fame, Power,.......
In fact, all of us need to build or create more Auspicious Merits, and enough to help Self Leave Suffering of Samsara and then to help all beings do so too!
GM said that Cultivation is the Only Way!
Nobody cares whether you cultivate or not!
So you have to be responsible for Self!
Every time, someone go ASK God, Buddhas, Boddhisattvas, Deities, ..... You are depleting whatever Merits you accumulated from past and present lifetimes!
Remember that I talked about Maintaining Universal Balance?
ASKING for ANY Blessing or Enhancement for SELF is therefore an Unwholesome Habit that a Sincere Cultivator NEEDS to Drop or Change.
Tell your family, friends, acquaintances,.... that ASKING from Divinities and etc. should be stopped.
O! Many mouthed these frequently: 佛主保佑 May Buddha Bless Me!
Every request like this, actually deplete your Merit's Bank!
Like Doing some Good or Charitable Deeds with expectation of Rewards; You also keep telling others of what you have done, and with lots of Pride to boost your Ego.
You also USED UP whatever merits you have gathered from these Good/Charitable Deeds, in feeding your Ego!
Now, look at it this way: You Boast!
You showed you are by far more Superior than those listening to you.
You Created Suffering of Unhappiness or Envy or Jealousy!
My humble suggestion: Go Find Time to reflect daily on our "wonderful" deeds!
This is sincere cultivation of wanting to change and Break Free from Unwholesome habits & Attachments!
Hahaha! Have I frightened You enough to Wake Up?
Ooops! Evil? Ain't I?
Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
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