Praise to Wondrous Sound Mother Buddha


Yutang Lin



Wondrous sounds emerged from original silence
Your abilities in debating reveal wisdom profound
While good enough to match Manjusri in wisdom
Equal in merits to Yeshe Tsogyal in Dharma services
Germinating wisdom in beings to grant enlightenment
Opening minds to increase their abilities in skillful means
With clarity of mind all good fortune will naturally gather
Your thousand strings will spread Dharma sounds forever


Disciple Ben Ji (Original Silence) requested me to compose a praise to this Mother Buddha, and hence it was done accordingly. Wondrous sounds emerged from Dharmakaya, and hence the expression, "emerged from original silence." Another epithet for this Mother Buddha is "Goddess of Debates," and hence I mentioned that through her abilities in debating her profound wisdom revealed. In Buddhist Tantra she is recognized as the consort of Manjusri; and her merits may be recognized through the Dharma activities of her transformation, Yeshe Tsogyal. Some remarked that if one practices only teachings associated with this Mother Buddha, then it could become unavoidable that one will be lacking in material supports. And yet I firmly believe that "With clarity of mind all good fortune will naturally gather"—If one's wisdom has become germinated, and one's mind abides in clarity, then all sorts of good fortune will naturally gather together. The musical instrument, as played by this Mother Buddha, has thousand strings, and hence it could spread wondrous sounds and Dharma sounds everywhere in the Dharmadhatu forever.

Written in Chinese and translated on September 21, 2011
El Cerrito, California