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Golden Mother of the Jade Pond Water Offering Sadhana

Start by praying for the root lineage blessing: First empty the mind. Next, visualize the Root Lineage Guru appearing above your crown and radiating light on everyone present. Chant the Root Lineage Guru Heart Mantra 7 times. Pray to the Root Lineage Guru to empower you so that the ceremony will be auspicious.

Engender the Four Immeasurable Minds: Visualize your parents, children, relatives, friends, and enemies join you in this practice.

Wake Up Call: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
  1. Recite the Purification Mantras and Earth God Mantra

  2. Recite the Invocation Mantra (invoke Golden Mother of the Jade Pond and other deities)

  3. Tender the Great Homage with Visualization

  4. Mandala Offering

  5. Fourfold Refuge

  6. Armor Protection

  7. Recite the High King Avalokitesvara Sutra

  8. Recite the Rebirth Mantra (7 times)

  9. Recite the Root Lineage Guru Heart Mantra (108 times)
    Om, gu-ru, lian-sheng, sid-dhi, hum.

  10. Recite the Golden Mother Sutra of Universal Deliverance, Retrieval of Perfection, and
    Liberation through Meditation and Wisdom

  11. Mudra and Visualization
    Above an expanse of ocean is a stretch of clear sunny sky. A moon disc rises from the ocean into the sky. Inside the moon disc is Golden Mother of the Jade Pond. She is wearing a phoenix crown and a majestic celestial garment. She holds a heavenly duster in her right hand and a ruyi scepter in her left hand. Visualize Golden Mother radiating great white light to bless the water in the water tower while chanting ''Om Ah Hum.'' The water in the water tower transforms into scented ocean of nectar. Then, visualize the five dharma flags radiating the five color lights (one color for each flag) to protect the shrine.

  12. Recite the Golden Mother Heart Mantra
    Om, jin-mu, sid-dhi, hum. (108 times)

  13. Entering Samadhi
    Visualize one's body submerge in the scented ocean of nectar. The nectar removes all karmic hindrances and one returns to the innate self-nature. The body is completely transparent and merges as one with the water. One's wisdom and merit greatly increase with the cool nourishment of the nectar.

  14. Emerging from Samadhi and Praise
    Hum Hum Hum
    The innate self-nature of the Buddha's three bodies and his pure land;
    The Root Lineage Guru, personal deity, and dakinis;
    All protectors of vows, termas, and Dharma;
    We beseech you to bless this water offering.
    Grand Master Living Buddha Lian-sheng,
    The emanation body of Padmakumara;
    The majestic shrine of the Five Buddhas of the Five Directions;
    The joyful Golden Mother of the Jade Pond;
    Are all surrounded by oceans of Bodhisattvas and dakinis.
    Jewel-adorned musical instruments play harmonious sounds.
    Grand offering of beautiful songs and dances,
    Pervade every corner of the vast universe.
    Sublime offerings and water are auspicious,
    As yoga practitioners cultivate the supreme Dharma.
    Boundless joy and happiness surround the water offering,
    Eliminating calamities and hindrances while increasing our awareness,
    Attaining great perfection of wisdom and merit.

  15. Recite the Principal Heart Mantras

  16. Recite the Buddha's Name (3 times)

  17. Dedication
    Such is this bath of scented water imbued with great virtue,
    Supreme great compassionate self-nature water,
    Empowers us with great wisdom.
    Sublime blessing of this compassionate Water Offering,
    We pray that we are ferried to our desired auspicious pure land,
    May we be full of merit and wisdom.

  18. Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra (3 times)

  19. Tender the Great Homage with Visualization

  20. Recite the Completion Mantra
    Om, Bu Lin. (3 times)
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

Dismissal: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
End of Ceremony: May all endeavors be auspicious.

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