Translation of Elder Upasaka Li Bing-Nan’s Article on the Workings of Karma, Leaving the Samsara, and the Benefits of Reciting Amitabha’s Name

Elder Upasaka Li Bing-Nan (1890–1986)
  1. The Celestial Generals, along with their retinues, secretly protect you through day and night.
  2. The Blessings of Avalokitesvara and the multitude of Mahabodhisattvas constantly shadow you.
  3. You will receive mindful protection from all the Buddhas, and be blessed by Amitabha’s radiant light.
  4. All evil ghosts, yakshas, rakshasas, venomous snakes and poisons cannot harm you.
  5. You will not suffer from fires, floods, feuds, wars and prosecutions. Nor will you die of unnatural or unjust causes.
  6. All past evil karma will dissolve, and all your karmic creditors will obtain release.
  7. You will have auspicious dreams, and you may see Amitabha’s august and aurulent form.
  8. Your heart will be joyful, and your appearance will be bright and full of vigor. Moreover, all your endeavors will be successful.
  9. You will often receive reverence and respect from the masses.
  10. When your final moment arrives, you will not be ravaged by sickness and your heart will not be afraid. Right mindfulness will arise. Amitabha and a host of Sages will welcome you into the Western Land of Ultimate Bliss to enjoy supremely wondrous bliss.




New 2020 Translation of the Avalokitesvara Chapter in the Lotus Sutra:

Love podcasts or audiobooks? Learn on the go with our new app.

Recommended from Medium

What the Biblical concept of justification means for Catholics

Faith, Fairy Tales, and Finding Mr. Right

Daily Horoscope: Moon in Virgo

RE: Why Trust in Jesus with My Problems?

A Different Kind of Ordinary.

From Pentecostal to Reformed…

How to Encourage Others to Grow Spiritually

How to Encourage Others to Grow Spiritually

The Hilarias: Celebrating Ostara

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store
Avalokitesvara Shrine

Avalokitesvara Shrine

New 2020 Translation of the Avalokitesvara Chapter in the Lotus Sutra:

More from Medium

Tame The Spiral of Negative Thoughts


Feeling Not Worthy.

Want to Move Forward in your Life? Shift your Focus from ‘Why’ to ‘What Now’