Q014: How many little houses does one need to offer when they have suffered from tinnitus for a long period of time?
A014: An individual’s eyes and ears are used to determine whether or not they are smart. If one has sharp eyes and keen ears, they are smart and vice versa. The ongoing suffering from tinnitus is due to inborn karmic obstacles and therefore Little Houses have to be offered on a continuous basis. It is suggested that for the first batch, one should offer 49 Little Houses for their karmic creditors and 7 Little Houses for every subsequent batch. Also, one is required to make a vow by saying they are going to recite 49 or 7 Little Houses (depending on which batch) in front of the Guan Yin Bodhisattva before reciting them, even if they are only offering 3 Little Houses per week.