Praying to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas for a child

When a person desires a child but unable to conceive, it is considered to be one of the Eight Sufferings in life, i.e., the suffering of not being able to obtain what one desires. Generally, the inability to conceive is caused by various karmic conditions and effects. It could be due to negative karma created in past lives, failure to do virtuous deeds by ancestors, or other reasons, usually major karmic obstacles. Therefore, different combinations of sutras and mantras will apply to each individual.

Master Jun Hong Lu’s Buddhist Approach

According to Master Jun Hong Lu’s Guan Yin Citta Dharma Door, to pray for a child, you should recite the Great Compassion Mantra (Da Bei Zhou) 7, 11, 21 or 49 times per day, the more the better. Generally, when you encounter major troubles in life, suffer from serious illness, or experience major predetermined calamities, you should recite the Great Compassion Mantra at least 49 times per day. Before reciting, you can say the following prayer, “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, grant me good health, and help me to resolve any reproductive system issues (or gynaecological issues) to allow me to conceive and give birth soon.

You should recite the Heart Sutra (Xin Jing) 7 or 11 times per day, with the following prayer, “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, grant me wisdom and help me eliminate afflictions.”

This should be included in your daily recitations. Reciting the Heart Sutra allows you to gain wisdom and inner peace. It helps you to broaden your perspective to solve problems.

You should recite the Cundi Dharani (Zhun Ti Shen Shou) 21, 49 or 108 times per day with the following prayer: “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, grant me good health, and allow me to conceive and give birth soon.”

You should recite the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance (Li Fo Ta Chan Hui Wen) 5 times per day. This is a very important Buddhist text. The inability to conceive is caused by major karmic obstacles, it is best to recite the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance 5 times per day to repent. If you cannot recite 5 times per day at the beginning, you can start with 3 times per day, and then increase gradually.

You can say the following prayer: “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, help me to eliminate karmic obstacles, especially in my reproductive system, grant me good health and the ability to conceive and give birth soon.”

If you are aware of problems with your uterus or ovaries, you can specifically state the issues in your prayer. For example, “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, help me to eliminate karmic obstacles in <parts of the body>, grant me good health and the ability to conceive and give birth soon.”

Once you begin reciting the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance, you should also start reciting Little Houses (Xiao Fang Zi). Reciting the Eighty-eight Buddhas Great Repentance can help you eliminate karmic obstacles. At the same time, it can activate your karmic obstacles, transforming them into spirits. Hence, it is highly recommended that you start reciting Little Houses right away. Reciting Little Houses can help the spirit occupying your body to ascend to a higher spiritual realm, after which your problem can be resolved. if you do not recite enough Little Houses in time, your condition may worsen.

If you have ever lost a baby in the past, for example, from a miscarriage or an abortion, you will need to recite a minimum of 7-21 Little Houses for each child. You should address the Little Houses to “Child of <your full name>.” Please refer to Q&A 112: Naming aborted or miscarried babies and setting up tablets for them.

If you have committed or contributed to, killing living beings for work purposes, this is considered major karma of killing. You should change your job. Also, you will need to recite the Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra (Wang Sheng Chou) and say the following prayer, “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, help the spirits of the deceased, whose death that my action caused, ascend to a higher spiritual realm.”

Power of Vows

At the same time, you should make great vows. You can say the following prayer, “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, I vow that I will never eat freshly killed seafood or other creatures for the rest of my life.” Other vows you can consider include: Introduce Buddhism to <number of> people within <a certain period of time>, helping them awaken and be free from suffering; Adopt a vegetarian diet for <number of> days per month, etc.

The greater the vow, the greater the effects. However, you should make vows that are within your capacity based on your current condition, not to overpromise and underdeliver.

You should also include the following prayer, “May the Greatly Merciful and Greatly Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, and grant me a child. I vow that I will accumulate more merits and virtues, do more good deeds, and raise this child to be a good person who propagates Buddhism.”

 

Release Captivated Animals

You should also perform life liberation as much as you can. Life Liberation encompasses all three types of giving: the giving of wealth, the giving of Dharma, and the giving of fearlessness. It is better to release in large quantities as the merits and virtues of doing so are immense.

For those who wish to conceive, they should refrain from wearing high heels.

Reciting sutras and mantras, making great vows, and performing life liberation are the three golden Buddhist practices Guan Yin Bodhisattva has bestowed upon us.
If you combine these three practices, and sincerely pray to Guan Yin Bodhisattva for protection and blessings, you will certainly have your wishes fulfilled. Countless fellow Buddhist practitioners have resolved their major problems by following these three golden Buddhist practices.

We should also learn to act in accordance with conditions. According to Buddhism, everything in the universe is governed by the law of cause and effect, and it is not up to us to reason or find justification.

And Also Go with the Flow…

When you receive something naturally, it is considered to be auspicious. It is better not to forcefully request what you were not meant to have, especially when it comes to having children. Children granted to you as a result of your forceful request, are unlikely to be auspicious, and there is a great possibility they will enter your life to collect karmic debts (e.g., children who are difficult, disobedient or sickly).

 

 

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