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The Great Compassion Repentance, the most widely practiced repentance this day, was written by Master Zhi-Li of the Tian-tai School, in accord with the Great Compassion Heart Dharani Sutra’s Great Compassion Mantra—Avalokitesvara (Guan Yin) Bodhisattva’s formula of the great compassion and unsurpassed bodhi mind—which universally delivers all sentient beings from the mundane to the sacred world.
The thousand hands and thousand eyes achieved by Avalokitesvara spring forth from Her great compassion, single-mindedly extracting spikes of lust which entangle beings, and becoming one to rely upon in times of distress. Because of the Bodhisattva’s compassionate strength, internal afflictions and external sufferings may all be eradicated through performing the Great Compassion Repentance. At the same time, vows and cultivation of both oneself and others can be perfected.