Prayers and Mantras2018-06-27T12:00:12+00:00

Prayers and Mantras

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PRAYER TO BUDDHA TONPA SHENRAB
Composed by Dranpa Namkha

TON PAI GYAL PO KHORWA DREN PAI PAL/
King of teachers, glorious guide for Samsara,
MUN PAI TSOG NAM JOM DZAD DRON MAI OD/
Light of lamp which vanquishes the masses of darkness,
MA RIG NAD DUN SEL WA MAN PAI TSO/
Chief among physicians, who remove the torments of illness and ignorance,
MI YI CHOG TU GYUR PA MU YI GYAL/
The king of the Mu clan, superior among man,
DUG NGAI DAM DANG TSO KEM ME CHEN PUNG/
A mass of great flames that dries up the lakes and swamps of the five poisons,
TSAN DANG PE JYAD DAN PAI ZI PHAG PO/
Exalted in splendor, having all the marks and characteristics [of enlightenment],
KA WA NA TSOK DANG DU LANG NAY NI/
Having willingly accepted various difficulties,
DZAD PA NA TSOG THA RU CHYIN DZAD CHING/
You bring about the ultimate realization of various deeds,
ZIG TSAD ZHI DANG GONG TSAD DRUG NYI KYI/
By means of the four full measures of seeing (our world) and the six
full measures of your intention (to incarnate here),
JAM PA CHEN PO KHOR WA DROL DZAD PAI/
You bring about the liberation of all beings from Samsara with your great love.
SHEN RAB TRUL PAI KU LA CHYAG TSAL LO/
I pay homage to Shenrab, the Nirmanakaya!

GURU YOGA

CHI TSUG DE-WA CHEN PÖ PHO DRANG DU/
In the palace of great bliss on the crown of my head,
DRIN CHÄN TSA WAI LA MA LA SOL WA DEB/
Is my benevolent Root Guru to whom I pray;
SANG GYAY SEM SU TÖN PA RIN PO CHE/
Oh, Precious One who reveals (my own) nature of mind as Buddha,
RANG NGO RANG GI SHE-PAR JYIN GYI LOB/
Please grant me the blessing that I may recognize my own nature!

REFUGE

KHYEN DEN TSE WAI LA MA NAM LA KYAB SU CHI/
I go to refuge in the lamas of wisdom and loving compassion.
TOB DEN NGAG KYI YI DAM LHA LA KYAB SU CHI/
I go to refuge to the mighty Yidam Deities of the Secret Mantra.
NÜ DEN SANG WAI KHAN DRO MA LA KYAB SU CHI/
I go to refuge to the powerful Dakinis of the Secrets.
LA MA YI DAM KHAN DRO SUM LA KYAB SU CHI/
I go to refuge to the lamas, the Yidams and the Khandros!

BODHICITTA

SANG WA SANG CHÄN SANG CHOG THAR THUG GYAL/
Entering clearly into the state of Sangchok Gyalpo;
SANG CHOG YID ZHIN THUG KYI NOR BU LA/
The unsurpassable king of the secret, the great secret, and the supreme secret – the wish- fulfilling jewel of the mind,
DAG NYID LEG JUG DRO KUN DRANG WAR GYI/
Leading all those who wander (in samsara) to (liberation);
THA YAY SEM CHÄN DÖN CHYIR SEM KYED DO/
For the purpose of benefiting infinite numbers of sentient beings, I shall generate Bodhicitta!

DEDICATION

GO SUM DAG-PAI GE-WA GANG GYI-PA/
Whatever merit we have accumulated through the purity of our three gates,
KHAM SUM SEM-CHÄN NAM KYI DÖN DU NGO/
We now dedicate to the benefit of all the sentient beings of the three realms;
DU SUM SAG-PAI LAY DRIB KUN JYANG NAY/
Having purified all our negative karma and obscurations accumulated in the three times,
KU SUM DZOG-PAI SANG-GYAY NYUR THOB SHOG/
May we quickly come to attain the perfect Buddhahood of the Trikaya!