By the merits of printing this book,
May all spiritual teachers teaching true paths to enlightenment have long and healthy lives and continue to benefit all sentient beings.
May all the wishes and aspirations of all our sponsors and benefactors be fulfilled according to the Holy Dharma.
May all their obstacles be pacified and may they have good health and success always.
May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes.
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes.
May all sentient beings not be separated from sorrowless bliss.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, be free of bias, attachment and anger.
May whoever sees, touches, reads, remembers, talks or thinks about this book never be reborn in unfortunate circumstances, receive on rebirths in situation conducive to the perfect practice of Dharma, meet a perfectly qualified spiritual guide, quickly develop bodhicitta and immediately attain enlightenment for the sake of all sentient beings.
Through the merit created by preparing, reading, thinking about and sharing this book with others, may all teachers of the Dharma live long and healthy lives, may the Dharma spread throughout the infinite reaches of space, and may all sentient beings quickly attain enlightenment.
In whichever realm, country, area or place this book may be, may there be no war, drought, famine, disease, injury, disharmony or unhappiness, may there be only great prosperity, may everything needed be easily obtained, and may all be guided by only perfectly qualified Dharma teachers, enjoy the happiness of Dharma, have love and compassion for all sentient beings, and only benefit and never harm each other.
The Merits of Producing Buddhist Teachings and Buddha Images
One’s karmic misgivings will dissolve, while heavy ones lighten.
One will be protected by devas and be unharmed by natural and man-made disasters.
One will always be free from the suffering of hatred and vengeance.
One will be unharmed by yaksas, evil spirits and wild beasts.
One’s mind will be at peace, free from harm and nightmares.
One’s complexion will be radiant.
One will be full of auspicious energy.
One who practices the Dharma wholeheartedly will have adequate living necessities.
One’s family will be harmonious and be blessed with fortune and wisdom.
One who practices what one preaches will be respected and loved by all.
One who is dull-minded will gain wisdom.
One who is ill will gain health.
One who is poor will gain wealth.
One who is female will be born male in future lives if one wishes to.
One will be free of being reborn in the negative realms.
One will be able to help others grow in wisdom and gain great merit in doing so.
One will always be able to learn the Dharma, till one’s wisdom and spiritual penetrations are fully grown and becomes a Buddha.
What to do with Dharma teachings?
The Buddha-dharma is the true source of happiness for all sentient beings. Books like the one in your hand show you how to put teaching into practice and integrate them into your life, whereby you get the happiness you seek. Therefore, anything contains Dharma teachings or the name of your teachers is more precious than other material objects and should be treated with respect. To avoid creating the karma of not meeting the Dharma again in the future lives, please do not put books (or other holy objects) on the floor or underneath other stuff, step over or sit upon them, or use them for mundane purpose such as propping up wobbly tables. They should be kept in a clean, high place, separate from worldly writings, and wrapped with cloth when being carried around. These are but a few considerations.