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Sutra of Golden Light, 21 Chapter
Chinese Alternate Version of Translation
Colophon on the Composite for Chinese Translation
Notes on the Composite by Translator (English) for Chinese Translation
- French (final version, May 2006)for the July 2007 version of this translation click here
- German (final version, March 2007)
Sutra of Golden Light
Recite the Golden Light Sutra for World Peace by Lama Zopa Rinpoche
- Spanish (First chapter of the Spanish translation only. For a hard copy of the entire translation please go to the Foundation Store or Ediciones Dharma.)
Notes on the Spanish Translation
Sutra of Golden Light, 29 Chapter
Sutra of Golden Light, 31 Chapter
Sutra of Golden Light, 29 Chapter Translation Project
While the translation of the 31-chapter edition of the Sutra of Golden Light is already underway, the translation of the 29-chapter edition of the Sutra of Golden Light from Tibetan into English has yet to begin. Students are welcome to make a financial donation in order to support this FPMT translation project requested by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. We also humbly request students’ prayers and dedications for the project’s quick and successful completion
In 2006 the Root Institute Shakyamuni Community Health Care Centre, India was working on a project in a nearby village, and asked Rinpoche for advice regarding the safety of the people/workers going to that village.
The advice came back from Rinpoche:
“It is important that whoever goes keeps Golden Light Sutra and Diamond Cutter Sutra actually on their body for protection” (meaning to print very small, wrap in a cloth and wear as a protection on the body).
Again in 2010, a student asked Rinpoche for advice regarding safety as she was alone and in some dangerous situations. Again Rinpoche’s advice was to wear the Vajra Cutter Sutra and the Sutra of Golden Light.
Another use of this precious text is for those who travel to use this small size version on one’s portable altar
The small size Vajra Cutter Sutra is available in Tibetan here.
The small size Sutra of Golden Light is available here:
If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.