The benefits of reciting the Compassionate Avalokiteshvara’s mantra are infinite like the limitless sky. Even if you don’t have much intellectual understanding of the Dharma, if the only thing you know is reciting OM MANI PADME HUNG, you will gradually become less attached to this life by freeing yourself from the eight worldly concerns. You will be able to truly enjoy a happy life. OM MANI PADME HUNG – this six-syllable mantra is the essence of all the Dharma. It looks very simple and it is not difficult to recite. But if you think of the benefits and the result that it will bring, this practice is not simple at all.
~ H.E. Thritsab Gyabra Rinpoche
Thritsab Rinpoche added that sincerely reciting the Avalokiteshvara’s mantra just once is able to purify the four defeats of breaking the four root vows of self-liberation and the five uninterrupted negative karmas.
It is also mentioned in the tantras that by reciting this mantra you would achieve the four qualities – being reborn in Amitabha’s pure land and other pure lands; seeing buddhas and bodhisattvas appearing in the sky at the time of death; having the devas make offerings to you; not getting reborn in the hell, hungry ghosts or animals realms.
In this precious human rebirth that we are experiencing now and meeting with the Buddha Dharma, especially the Avalokiteshvara’s practice of reciting Om Mani Padme Hung, it is easy for one to purify negative karma, accumulate extensive merits, and ultimately achieve enlightenment. We are unbelievably fortunate.
This retreat also blesses the country where it is held by bringing much peace, happiness and prosperity. It will also help to remove obstacles and promote the progress of the world.
I encourage you to join this Mani Retreat. With a good motivation, we recite the mantra and develop loving kindness, compassion and bodhicita. Bodhicitta is very important for dharma practice.
May we all continue the aspiration of Drubwang Rinpoche and benefit oneself and others by reciting the six-syllable mantra.