Imperial Preface to the Liturgical Services of the Great
Compassionate Kwan-yin. [Written by Yung Loh, of the
Ming Dynasty, 1412 A.D.]
It is reported that Kwan-Tseu-Tsai-Bodhisatwa, prompted
by his great compassionate heart, has engaged himself by a
great oath to enter into every one of the innumerable
worlds, and bring deliverance to all creatures who inhabit
For this purpose he has enunciated the Divine sentences
which follow, which, if properly recited, will render all crea
tures exempt from the causes of sorrow, and so render
them capable of attaining Supreme Reason....
Does anyone know of another full translation in English of this sadhana-ritual? Is it still in use in Chinese temples? In the 19th century it was, says Beal.