Blessing Eye Problems
Opening Eye Chenrezig (Migchey Chenrezig)
Due to the ultimate source of our karma ripening, we can experience many problems arising from environment, people, surroundings, food, sound, water, etc. They can afflict us and bring discomfort or problems, disturbing our quality of life. Within the Tantra taught by Buddha Shakyamuni, there are many practices that can avert many problems we may experience, some of the practices must be done with initiation, visualizing ourselves as the deity thereby purifying wrong perception. There are practices we do not need to visualize ourselves as the deity. And also both.
There are many hundreds of forms of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig. Chenrezig can manifest to help us heal, overcome obstacles, increase good qualities, gain wisdom, purify karma, and ultimately to reach full enlightenment. The great masters of Tibet, India, Nepal, Mongolia, Afghanistan, Kashmir, China, Korea and Japan have relied upon many forms of Chenrezig, and have obtain great benefits and blessings.
This form of Chenrezig I am sharing with all of you, is especially to heal the defects, problems, and disturbances specifically to our eyes. Out of the five senses, the eye is extremely important, therefore when it has problems, it can be worrying. This practice I am recommending here, you do not require initiation.
You may do this practice even if your eye is healthy or if they are afflicted. If your eyes are healthy, through this practice you can gain the special eye of wisdom that can penetrate Buddha’s teachings deeply. And samsara’s deception are seen by you clearly. You gain the eye of wisdom that penetrates the true existence of phenomena as elucidated by Tsongkhapa and Nagarjuna. You gain the eye of penetrative insight into ultimate mode of existence which is Emptiness. In fact this practice helps us to gain attainments to uncover “seeing” samsara for what it really is. Supreme wisdom.
If your eyes have illness, this can help to heal in conjunction with seeing the doctor and taking the medicine required. You can recite the mantra any time of the day or night daily, anywhere until healing is occurred. Sometimes you may receive dreams of your eyes being washed, cleaning your clothes, room, or a sangha washing an item, climbing a mountain, seeing the sun or moon rise, or vomiting. These are some indications in your dream that purification and healing are taken place. Even if you don’t have these dreams, it is ok as this practice blesses your eyes, increases your wisdom, and ultimately leads to Enlightenment.
1. Sit comfortably on a chair or cushion
2. Take refuge, trusting that Chenrezig is a perfect refuge
3. Recite the Eight Verses of Thought Transformation
4. Praise to Avalokiteshvara
I prostrate to Lord Avalokiteshvara,
With the eye of Compassion looking at all living beings,
Not affected by any defects, white in color,
Adorned with an Enlightened Being.
tayatha om-huyoo-huyoo hoodoo-hoodoo kili-kili tsakyoo-ma ye-three ru-three na-yey soha (2x)
om saley-saley moom-saley koonrik soha (21x) (Main mantra)
om mani peme hung (2x)
Blow on ring fingers and rub on opposite eyes
6. Prayers of Request
O Guru Avalokiteshvara, embodiment of all Three Objects of Refuge,
I earnestly beseech You, with great enthusiasm
from the depths of my heart,
Please purify all the defects of my eyes,
Whatever has come either through previous karma
or through immediate circumstances.
Bless me to obtain the Wisdom Eye like that of the Supreme Lord
By purifying all these defects.
(Recite seven times, with very strong faith and confidence)
Through the merit of this practice,
May I quickly attain the state of Lord Avalokiteshvara,
and lead all living beings, without exception,
to the state of Enlightenment.
You can listen to the recitation of the mantras here:
If you do not have time you can simply go directly to the mantra and recite as many as possible daily with confidence.
If you have a shrine, make offerings to this form of Avalokiteshvara such as water, incense, or flowers. If you don’t it is also ok.
This practice can be done by anyone of any lineage and background even if you don’t call yourself a Buddhist. Chenrezig’s blessings are not subject to our definitions and radiate like the sun onto all.
During the mantra recitation, visualize from the front hands of Chenrezig, light flowing down onto one’s eyes and blessing them of all defects. Feel warmth and “movement” in your eye area as part of the healing process. This practice has no dangers or negative side effects, it is a gentle, simple, and easy practice. I have extracted the information and compiled here for modern practitioners based on the text by Losang Chokyi Wangchuk.
Huge statue of this form of Avalokitesvara in Mongolia.
Tibetan name: Migchey Chenrezig
English name: Opening Eye Kuan Yin or Chenrezig
Two hands are in front of the heart in the mudra of ‘opening your eyes’. The other two is a vase to wash the defects from your eyes and a mirror to see with wisdom into reality (Emptiness). He is standing up and white in color with peaceful face.
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