If you have all this questions then you have to know that the Sutra says that when the Bodhisattva said the dharani, all demons, vampires, energy-eating ghosts, and evil beings were terrified and run away. But this is just one of the benefits of this great mantra that is usually written as:
There are many teachings about the symbolism of each syllable of the mantra, or “word” as characterised by the Buddha, but none of them in the Sutra, so I would not refer to them. Let the power of the mantra guide you in understanding it.
|the Statue of Guan Yin (aka Quan Yin)|
a wonderful photo by Joanne
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