Repeating Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva' s name daily within the duration
of five strings of prayer beads is reasonable. But, if feeling stressed
over the said stretch of time, split session into morning and evening.
Continue chanting the Bodhisattva' s name and allowing the faculty of
mind to contemplate the Bodhisattva' s holy face. Such is as well a
way to cultivate and nourish samadhi.
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva was the Tathagata with Clear Understanding
of the Right Doctrine, the ancient Buddha returning to the
saha world to build affinity with all living beings. He is liberated from
greed, anger, and ignorance, unattached to worldly contamination,
purified and sublimed. Delusions thoroughly eradicated, he is left
with nothing but cherish for all living beings.
Borrowing the unreal to cultivate the real, we recite and chant as we
emulate the Buddha; in so doing, we remember each line as we reach
new heights. We repeat the Bodhisattva' s name to earn own merit and
virtue, to cleanse the karma generated via body, mouth, and thought,
and to transform own mind.