“The Shurangama is for opening wisdom, the Dharma Flower is for attaining Buddhahood”
Gold Coast Dharma Realm’s Shurangama Sagely Monastery (GCDR) is starting the Shurangama Sutra and Dharma Flower Sutra recitation program.
The One Million Shurangama Mantra Recitation program, held by GCDR over a period of two years, finally came to a completion on 30th September 2017. This was also the day where the newly constructed Shurangama Buddha Hall was officially being used.
In conjunction with the outset of phase two of the Shurangama Sagely Monastery expansion project, GCDR is starting the Shurangama Sutra and Dharma Flower Sutra recitation program. This program will last for two years to cumulatively gather 100,000 recitation for each Sutra.
Dedication of the recitation merits to wish for:
Venerable Master Hsuan Hua’s Quotes on the Shurangama Sutra :
In the Sutra of the Ultimate Extinction of the Dharma, it says very clearly that in the Dharma-ending Age, the Shurangama Sutra is the first to disappear. If the Shurangama Sutra remains, then the Proper Dharma dwells in the world. If there is no Shurangama Sutra, then the Dharma-ending Age appears.
Because of this, we Buddhist disciples must use our lives to protect the Shurangama Sutra, must use our vows and resolutions to protect the Shurangama Sutra, and cause the Shurangama Sutra to be known far and wide, reaching every nook and cranny, reaching into each and every dust-mote, reaching out to the exhaustion of empty space and of the Dharma Realm, if we can do this, then there will be a time of Proper Dharma radiating great light.
How to participate :
Based on your own abilities, you may accumulate the number of times of your Sutra recitation before submitting the numbers online on our web page:
Shurangama Sutra Recitation submission page: https://mantra.drba.org/tally/index.php?p=22E50B5
Lotus Flower Sutra Recitation submission page: https://mantra.drba.org/tally/index.php?p=8F1CCDB
All participants please register here
Venerable Master Hsuan Hua’s Quotes on the Dharma Flower Sutra:
The Dharma Flower Sutra is the true mind, the true body and the Dharma body of the Buddha. The Dharma Flower Sutra is also the transformation body and retribution body of the Buddha. So, to those who study the Buddhadharma but yet to thoroughly study on this Sutra, they have not tasted the real flavour of the Buddhadharma. The true wondrous Buddhadharma is contained in this Sutra. This is why it is called the wondrous Dharma, like a lotus flower.
If you want to attain Buddhahood, you must study the Dharma Flower Sutra. All the sutras were spoken in order to speak the Dharma Flower Sutra. As such, the Dharma Flower Sutra is the king of all sutras. Studying and investigating the Dharma Flower Sutra is especially subtle and wonderful.
Shakyamuni Buddha gave a prediction to those who uphold the Dharma Flower Sutra; they are like the Thus Come One living in the world, propagating the Buddhadharma. Therefore, the Dharma Flower Sutra is very important. Why do we say that the Dharma Flower Sutra is for attaining Buddhahood? Once you hear the Sutra, you will have a chance to become a Buddha.