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Welcoming a Year Guardian (Tai Sui) Sadhana

2019-12-01
【True Buddha Foundation Announcement】

TBF Practice #0001: Grandmaster's Transmission of Year Guardian (Tai Sui) Mantra and the Updated Sadhana of Welcoming a Year Guardian


On Nov. 21, 2019, in the Seattle Office, Dharma King HH Living Buddha Lian-sheng transmitted the Year Guardian Mantra to be propagated for the benefit of sentient beings. The mantra is as follows:

《Year Guardian (Tai Sui) Mantra》
''San-guang-he-yi-zhao-fu-ling
Tian-shang-ri-yue-lai-gong-ying
Nan-dou-bei-dou-tui-wu-xing
Om-fu-xian-ling-chi-zhen-ling
Ba-gua-zu-shi-qi-zhong-xing
Yu-zhi-feng-ling-tai-shi-XX-nian
XX-xing-jun-dao-ci-zhen
Qi-xing-wu-lei-hu-lian-bian
Liu-jia-shen-jiang-dao-si-qian
Liu-ding-tian-bing-shou-hou-ying
Tian-quan-ci-fu-shen-gong-jiang
Zhao-cai-jin-bao-ju-dang-ming
Di-zi-yi-xing-san-bai-qing
Feng-qing-xing-jun-bao-an-ning
Zhen-si-quang-ming-ren-zun-jing
He-jia-ping-an-wan-shi-zing
Bao-ming-hu-shen-qie-zhen-zhai
Zhi-nian-tai-sui-lai-jiang-lin
Ji-ji-ru-lu-ling
''
Triple lights shine brilliantly over the command talisman
Sun and Moon in the sky respond respectfully
Sagittarius and Big Dipper turn the five elements
Buddhas manifest to command
The patriarch of Eight Trigrams appears Jade Decree to command xx,
The Year Guardian of xx year, arrives in this town
The deities of the seven stars of the Big Dipper and the five thunders protect at his sides
Deities of the Six Jia come to the front of the temple
Celestial soldiers of Six Ding guard the rear
Heavenly deities and fortune deities descend together
Riches and treasure accumulate in the offering container
Disciple paying sincere homage three times.
Invite the Year Guardian to protect peace.
Guarding the temple and the brilliance earn people's respect.
Entire family is safe and everything is prosperous
Protect life, body, and the house
Year Guardian please descend
Execute the order immediately

Welcoming a Year Guardian (Tai Sui) Sadhana
Pay homage to root lineage guru and the Three Jewels of the shrine.
Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.

Visualize the lineage of True Buddha School: Namo Mahavairocana, Namo Buddha Locani, Namo Amitabha Buddha, Name Padmakumara, and Namo Living Buddha Lian-sheng. Visualize Grandmaster, buddhas, and bodhisattvas emitting light blessing everyone present. Recite Padmakumara Mantra seven times.
  1. Recite the Purification Mantras and Earth God Mantra
  2. Recite the Invocation Mantra
    We sincerely invoke:
    Namo Red Crown Vajra Master Living Buddha Lian-sheng (three times)
    Namo xx Year xx Year Guardian (three times)
    (In the place of this note, each local chapter may invoke the buddhas, bodhisattvas, and Dharma protectors enshrined at the altar accordingly. When practicing at home, one may invoke the deities present at one's shrine.)
  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
  9. Perform Padmakumara Mudra. Visualize Padmakumara emitting triple light blessing everyone present. Chant Padmakumara Mantra 108 times.
  10. Hymning Year Guardian Mantra
    ''San-guang-he-yi-zhao-fu-ling
    Tian-shang-ri-yue-lai-gong-ying
    Nan-dou-bei-dou-tui-wu-xing
    Om-fu-xian-ling-chi-zhen-ling
    Ba-gua-zu-shi-qi-zhong-xing
    Yu-zhi-feng-ling-tai-shi-XX-nian
    XX-xing-jun-dao-ci-zhen
    Qi-xing-wu-lei-hu-lian-bian
    Liu-jia-shen-jiang-dao-si-qian
    Liu-ding-tian-bing-shou-hou-ying
    Tian-quan-ci-fu-shen-gong-jiang
    Zhao-cai-jin-bao-ju-dang-ming
    Di-zi-yi-xing-san-bai-qing
    Feng-qing-xing-jun-bao-an-ning
    Zhen-si-quang-ming-ren-zun-jing
    He-jia-ping-an-wan-shi-zing
    Bao-ming-hu-shen-qie-zhen-zhai
    Zhi-nian-tai-sui-lai-jiang-lin
    Ji-ji-ru-lu-ling
    ''
    Triple lights shine brilliantly over the command talisman
    Sun and Moon in the sky respond respectfully
    Sagittarius and Big Dipper turn the five elements
    Buddhas manifest to command
    The patriarch of Eight Trigrams appears Jade Decree to command xx,
    The Year Guardian of xx year, arrives in this town
    The deities of the seven stars of the Big Dipper and the five thunders protect at his sides
    Deities of the Six Jia come to the front of the temple
    Celestial soldiers of Six Ding guard the rear
    Heavenly deities and fortune deities descend together
    Riches and treasure accumulate in the offering container
    Disciple paying sincere homage three times.
    Invite the Year Guardian to protect peace.
    Guarding the temple and the brilliance earn people's respect.
    Entire family is safe and everything is prosperous
    Protect life, body, and the house
    Year Guardian please descend
    Execute the order immediately
  11. Dedication:
    I wish to dedicate the merit of the practice and the sutra recitation to XX of the XX Year Guardian for protection, for every participant's health, wish-fulfilling, illness removal, calamity eradication, bright future, firm bodhicitta, enhancement of good fortune and wisdom.
  12. Recite the Hundred Syllable Mantra: (3 times)
  13. Tender the Great Homage with Visualization
  14. Recite the Completion Mantra. Om Mani Padme Hum.
Dismissal: Clap twice, then cross hands and snap thumbs and middle fingers.
~~~xiu-fa yuan-man, ru-yi ji-xiang. May all endeavors be auspicious.~~~
(Note: In the Year Guardian Mantra, change ''si'' [temple] to ''tang'' [chapter or cultivation association] in the ''Liu-jia-shen-jiang-dao-si-qian'' and ''Zhen-si-quang-ming-ren-zun-jing'' if it is held at a chapter or cultivation association instead of a temple.)

Best Regards,
True Buddha Foundation
Nov. 23, 2019


    


Translated by True Buddha Translation Team
Translator: Lynn Ang
Editors: Henry Wolf and DJ Chang
Source: TBF
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