The Great Compassion Mantra

By Kathy Chai
(12-year old)

The Great Compassion Mantra! What is it? What does it do? What can it do? Why do people recite it? Many people question about it. At first, I had a lot of questions about the Mantra. Why do I believe it now? Why do I put trust in it?

This situation started when I kept asking myself if I should give it a try. Would it be good for me? Would it bring me peace with everyone? After all my decisions, the results of my thinking came out to be "give it a try." Everyday, I started reciting the Mantra. Of course I struggled at first, but the more I practiced, the better I got. It did bring me peace. At first, I thought it was a dream, but then I realized that it wasn't! It was pretty amazing! No one had convinced me, but I started to put trust in it. I had confidence to everything I did. Soon, I knew that this Great Compassion Mantra is extremely powerful.

What are some of the things it can do? I found out that it brings you peace no matter how frustrating the situation is. It can cure any type of disease, too! For example, if a friend or even you have some kind of cancer, the Great Compassion Mantra would be my first choice, and even my number one recommendation! Want some great news? Your life will be extended! Every year will pass by with happiness and good fortune. Anything else? Of course! You will also have a great amount of prosperity! All of your bad luck will all vanish. All of your splendid thoughts and strategies of something that might help the world will all be undeniable. You can accomplish anything as long as you have the idea.

Confessions... Confessions... Confession... is there a way to get all of your confessions out of the way? Absolutely! Right now, think into the past of what you had learned. Remember what Confucius said? What was one of his sayings? Just in case you forgot, this is one of them: Do not do to others what you would not want others do to you. Why did Confucius say that? He wanted everyone to treat others with respect no matter what kind of person they are, and what religion they are in. He wanted rulers to be like a father to the people.

Why would I want to learn the Great Compassion Mantra? I wanted to learn it because I wanted to help the sick, the poor, the homeless, and many others who have difficulties. I would like to help many others so they can be healthy and enjoy what they are doing, and pass the struggles they have. How could this be? This could only happen with the power by chanting the Great Compassion Mantra.

When do I have time to practice and recite the Great Compassion Mantra? If you know that you have a perfect time to practice each day, that's great! If you don't, I would like to share how I practiced. I practiced by listening to a tape on the car and at home that has the mantra recorded in it. When I finish doing my work, I memorize a line from the mantra. Then next day, I memorize the second line. When I am good at it, I memorize the first and the second together. I kept on doing that until I reached the eighty-fourth line. Pretty soon, I was able to recite it by heart.

An amazing thing that happened to me was that I improved on my schoolwork and everything I did! Everyone and myself were satisfied with all the grades I got on my tests, homework, projects, and reports.

You can try reciting the Mantra. If you like it and think that it will help others like what I believe, please share your experience with your friends, family, and relatives. Tell them about it. If you don't feel comfortable with it, you can always try another time. I put trust in it, so I decided to pass my ideas and experiences with you.

I hope that you have learned something good about the Great Compassion Mantra. I enjoyed sharing my thoughts and experiences with you. Don't let my experiences convince you. Try it yourself. If you think it's great, share it with all the people you know. Let the others have at least a small experience with the Great Compassion Mantra.

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