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Sep 1, 2009

A sad day 1 year ago today. We love you Bro.

http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=care2

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Posted: Tuesday September 1, 2009, 6:25 pm
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Susan M. (239)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 3:08 am
Candle lit my friend

Nancy M. (201)
Thursday September 3, 2009, 9:04 am
I am so sorry to hear about this. I lost my Dad in March and miss him a great deal.

Past Member (0)
Tuesday October 6, 2009, 6:17 pm
big hugs (((((( x)))))))))) and god bless x

Mary Childers (0)
Saturday December 5, 2009, 4:57 pm
My heart & prayers go out to you I lost a sister of 61 years & my dog of 12 years this year Be stronge

Terry G. (43)
Sunday January 17, 2010, 4:58 am
Hi Mandi, I am so very sorry that you too have lost your Bro! As my brother was killed on his Yamaha 1100 at 5mph!! Several years ago now, but also in september but instead the19th.My heart goes out to you. -xx-

Past Member (0)
Monday June 28, 2010, 5:07 am
I lit the candle for your brother and here is a powerful Buddhist prayer.
'With the Medicine Buddha mantra you can liberate numberless sentient beings from oceans of suffering and bring them to enlightenment.' - Lama Zopa. Tayata Om Bekanze Bekanze Maha BeKanze Radza Samudgate Soha
In the Bhaiṣajyaguruvaidūryaprabharāja Sūtra, the Medicine Buddha is described as having entered into a state of samadhi called "Eliminating All the Suffering and Afflictions of Sentient Beings." From this samadhi state he spoke the Medicine Buddha Dharani.[1]
namo bhagavate bhaiṣajyaguru
vaiḍūryaprabharājāya tathāgatāya
arhate samyaksambuddhāya tadyathā:
oṃ bhaiṣajye bhaiṣajye mahābhaiṣajya-samudgate svāhā.
The last line of the dharani is used as the Medicine Buddha's mantra.
Medicine Buddha Sutra, as a bodhisattva who made 12 great vows. On achieving Buddhahood, he became the Buddha of the eastern realm of Vaidūryanirbhāsa, or "Pure Lapis Lazuli".
The Twelve Vows of the Medicine Buddha upon attaining Enlightenment, according to the Medicine Buddha Sutra[1] are:
To illuminate countless realms with his radiance, enabling anyone to become a Buddha just like him.
To awaken the minds of sentient beings through his light of lapis lazuli.
To provide the sentient beings with whatever material needs they require.
To correct heretical views and inspire beings toward the path of the Bodhisattva.
To help beings follow the Moral Precepts, even if they failed before.
To heal beings born with deformities, illness or other physical sufferings.
To help relieve the destitute and the sick.
To help women who wish to be reborn as men achieve their desired rebirth.
To help heal mental afflictions and delusions.
To help the oppressed be free from suffering.
To relieve those who suffer from terrible hunger and thirst.
To help clothe those who are destitute and suffering from cold and mosquitoes.
Arya Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva, known as Kuan Yin is the bodhisattva who most embodies compassion. The name Avalokitesvara has its root meaning as "he who observes the sounds of the world". The great vow of Avalokitesvara is to listen to the supplications, and cries for help from those in difficulty in the world and to provide them with aid, whatever expedient means are needed to help people most effectively.
Kuan Yin Bodhisattva, an emanation of Amida Buddha's compassion, is the "Regarder of the Cries of the World". Sometimes referred to in the West as the Goddess of Mercy. Prayers for help arise from thousands of hearts, and thousands of prayers are answered by her vow of eternal compassion: Beings in Samsara, who sail the ocean of suffering, She will guide and deliver safely to the ultimate shore of enlightenment

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