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23--Preface 1
Emperor Yong Le of the Ming Dynasty

25--Preface 2
Sramana Zhi Jing

29--Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra

39--Mantra and Sutra of Usnisa Vijaya Dharani that Eradicates Karmic Obstruction
Tripitaka Master Divakara

42--The Tang Dynasty Records of Buddhapala in Wu Tai Mountain
Volume 2 of Records of High Priests in the Song Dynasty

44--The Miracle Stories of the Revised Usnisa Vijaya Dharani
Wu Che

51--Efficacious Records of Usnisa Vijaya Dharani
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Usnisa Vijaya Dharani Sutra
(Translated version of Master Buddhapala during the Tang Dynasty)

Thus I have heard, at one time, the Bhagavan (World Honoured One) was dwelling in the city of Shravasti at the Jeta Grove, in the Garden of the Benefactor of Orphans and the Solitary (Ananthapindada), together with his regular disciples of twelve hundred and fifty great Bhikshus and twelve thousand Maha Bodhisattvas Sangha in all.

At that time the devas in Trayastrimsa Heaven were also having a gathering in the Good Dharma Hall. Among them was a devaputra by the name of Susthita who, together with the other great devaputras, was frolickmg in the garden and courtyard, enjoying the supremely wonderful bliss of heavenly life. Surrounded by devis they were extremely happy - singing, dancing and entertaining themselves.

Soon after nightfall, Devaputra Susthita suddenly heard a voice in space saying, "Devaputra Susthita, you have only seven days left to live. After death, you will be reborn in Jambu-dvipa (Earth) as an animal for seven successive lives. Then you will fall into the hells to undergo more sufferings, Only after fulfilling your karmic retribution will you be reborn in the human realm, but to a humble and destitute family; while in the mother's womb you will be without eyes and be born blind."

On hearing this, Devaputra Susthita was so terrified that his hair stood on end. Tormented and distressed, he rushed over to the palace ofLord Sakra. Bursting into tears and not knowing what else to do, he

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