Recitation of Pa Yi Chieh Yeh Chang Ken Pen Te Sheng Ching Tu To Lo Ni, Sukhavati-Vyuha Dharani in Sanskrit, or the Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra (Wang Sheng Chou) in short, is for sincerely asking protection and blessings from Guan Yin Bodhisattva to grant a pleasant life in the present, and rebirth into the Pure Land in the future. It can also be recited to transfer merits to small animals that you may have killed in the past, including avian, aquatic creatures, and insects. If you have eaten live seafood or animals before you started performing recitations and practising Buddhism, or have inadvertently harmed animals, including killing or hurting animals in your dreams, you can recite this mantra to transfer merits to them.
The full title of each sutra and mantra should be included each time before it is recited. For example, before reciting the content of the Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra, you should recite its full title: Wang Sheng Ching Tu Shen Chou.
Recite as needed: Generally 21, 27 or 49 times per day. The Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra can be recited until 10PM during good weather. If it is cloudy or rainy, it is best if you can recite it during day time. You should avoid reciting the Amitabha Pure Land Rebirth Mantra after 10PM, or during extreme weather, including heavy rain, thunderstorm, and lightning.
Prayer: Before reciting this mantra, you can say your prayer or wish as follows, “May the Great Merciful and Great Compassionate Guan Yin Bodhisattva protect and bless me, <your full name>, help me to transfer merits to the deceased animals whose death I have caused, and help me to cease karmic obstacles due to negative karmas.”