|May the fire of great loving kindness|
Burn away the fuel of anger
May the radiance of the transcendental wisdom
the darkness of ignorance;
May the holders of the Dharma enact the
Of protecting transmigratory sentient beings.
I prostrate to
you who is residing
In the blissful realm heaven of Tushita.
Even though you are moistened forever
With the affection of loving
However you burn away all black relationships
you have cut through all bondage
Which is so difficult to
However you bind us tight in your compassion
Even though you
are endowed forever
With an equanimity of peace, however you
Cherishing others amid renouncing yourself.
I humbly bow at
the Holy Feet of Manjugosha and
Offer admiring praise to the Invincible
You are esteemed in the speech of the four faced Brahma
And gazed at
by Indra's thousand eyes of devotion
Lord of Love - Kama, possessor of
the beautiful Rati
Bows to you without any pride and I humbly bow
respect, at the feet of the Conqueror's Regent.
Like a hundred petal lotus in a clear lake
Opened by the radiance of
the rising sun,
Like a garden of kundali - lily flowers blooming
the clear sky is the Lord of the constellation of stars,
So also is the
sight of your Holy Body
Wreathed with signs and
Capturing the hearts of all migrators, the moment it
May I be born at Your Lotus Feet, Oh Protector Maitreya
in all my lives may you adorn the crown of my head
Destroyer of evil, you are free from the surroundings of all states of
Supreme Teacher, You are an
incomparable Hero of the three
Please watch us continuously, for we are migrators
fallen into the dangers.
I prostrate at Your Lotus Feet O Compassionate
You access without obstruction
All the limitless objects of
You conquer with your powerful omniscience the evil army
Whose thunder bolt weapons fall before you like fresh flowers
You defeat them with the radiant glory of your ten powers
You scorch the haughty brains of your opponents
Who have the pride
of an elephant.
You spread the great sound of your excellent
Amidst them and in their retinue.
You put an end to the
With the speech of their false philosophy.
Endowed with the
four states of fearlessness,
You are a lion amongst men
The supreme wheel of Dharma which cannot be expressed by
Unturnable even by the proud World-Creator, lord of
And not even by priests, ascetics, those training in virtue
and so forth,
But You as a Guardian with loving kindness,
wheel of Dharma for migrators.
Not even the name of "error" affects Your Holy Body and Speech.
abide in equipoise forever, with a memory which never declines.
equanimity, without conceptual thoughts is free of
Because of Your isolation Your activities are
Your aspiration, perseverance and Your memory,
wisdom are completely liberated.
You have long gone beyond all
occasions for failure
Therefore your realizations are unsurpassable.
You know all three times without obstruction and attachment.
holy body, speech and mind's activities are completely pure.
fulfill benefits for migrators until the end of cyclic existence.
engage with joy in the responsibilities of your deeds.
You have fully perfected the aggregates of extensive qualities.
have destroyed any chance of incurring the slightest fault.
consider for a moment the lamentable plight of me
Who has become the
object of you loving kindness.
Although I have a basis of life complete with freedom and
Like a ship capable of liberating from the great ocean of
I am saturated with the faults of carelessness and
The stupor of frivolous gossip and the desire for gain and
In directing this birth of great value in pursuing what is
I waste away this good body which can accomplish ultimate
Thus I inhabit this human flesh with an attitude of a
Please look upon me with Your great compassion.
Although I have found freedom and richness,
Which is difficult to
find and great in meaning,
When the powerful Lord of Death sends his
There is no power to reverse it nor can I ever escape from
Although I can see myself caught in sickness and death,
still uncertain when I will die, even at the time of death
knowing that I have to go leaving everything behind,
I still spend
meaninglessly all the years, months and days.
Please bestow upon me,
who is so deluded, your timely compassion.
What need is there to mention the state of definite liberation
I do not have the confidence to attain even a high rebirth
praised by the Capable Ones as the basis of the path?
Will You not
bestow upon me your equanimity?
Although I have a body endowed in the glory of a higher rebirth
the wisdom that precisely investigates the entire teachings,
If I am
unable to find the unmistaken path of fortune
Once again I fall into
the causal ocean of cyclic existence
And in that great killer darkness
For a long time I am obscured from the points of
and completely confused as to how to do so.
upon me your illuminating light of wisdom.
Faces covered with hair and with thirsty mouths
Running to drink
wherever seeing a flow of water
But are stopped by beings wielding
swords and spears
And before their eyes even the water changes to blood
Mouth like the eye of a needle and a goiter choking the
Unable to partake or enjoy even when food or drink is
Whenever eating or drinking a blazing fire burns within
Thus in order to survive I even cut and eat my own flesh.
Enveloped by a great darkness of ignorance
Without the capacity to
discriminate right from wrong
Killing each other, controlled by goals
and hungry beings
Showered by the sufferings of being beaten and
All peace of mind is destroyed by a burning fire
Of a consuming
jealousy, disturbed by the glory of the gods.
The body is slashed and
lost from the fighting
Deceived by trickery, with no fortune to see the
Not to mention the experience, merely hearing about these
Produces terror in my heart and shudders of fear
complete fall into these great abysses
Of the hell, hungry ghost,
animal and demi-god realms.
Having accumulated since beginningless time
and still accumulating
Those unbearable evil actions condemned by the
I am trembling in the face of this great abyss.
save me in time, from this fate of bad migration.
Even in the human realm, with the riches of power and
There is the fear of losing these very high
When ruined by parting from the excellent fortune of higher
I am physically exhausted searching for the happiness of my
When I do fulfill the means to the wishes for
Much worse than attaining the happiness, is instead
physical pain and the mental anguish
Which is experienced in all the
With beautiful bodies adorned bejeweled
In celestial palaces, surrounded by gardens of
Enjoying for long the pleasures of the desire.
Even as the deva-gods, sporting the glory of higher rebirth,
am gripped by the signs of unwanted death,
I lose my mind and my heart
When I see that very soon I unwillingly will have to
From the beautiful goddesses capturing my heart
delightful gardens for pleasure
From food of nectar, finest clothing
and ornaments of beauty
And from the other youthful sons of the
More than the happiness of being born in this realm
extraordinary great suffering of the mind
I am burnt by the fiery
tongues of the sorrow generated.
By exhausting the joy of fruits accumulated with much effort
my actions of goodness, undertaken over many lifetimes
carelessness, I accomplish causes for lower migration
And thus once
again I fall into the hellish realms.
Without notions longing for desire and the thoughts of
Having abandoned all deeds of sleep and mental anguish,
being free of the sufferings from physical and mental harm,
long in bliss, through the power of concentration,
Even though I attain
the form and formless realms of the gods,
One to not being free from
bondage and the compounded suffering
When I exhaust the benefits of my
Again I fall low down and continue with the
Thus, even the Lords of life's migration, the gods and the
Are also caught in birth, death, sickness, aging and so
And carried by the waves of suffering in the ocean of
What need is there to mention that it is improper
attached to the pleasures of cyclic existence?
But my eye of awareness
is still obscured to life
Having the wrong wisdom, grasping at
suffering as happiness.
I, who am so obscured by such perverse
Please free me from the great current of existence.
Sunk in the quagmire of desire,
I have strayed from the path of
Possesses by the darkness of ignorance,
I am separated
from the eye of wisdom.
Caught in the trap of fabrications,
chained to the prison of samsara.
Tormented by my karmic actions,
am the object in need of your compassion.
In order to stop at the fearful cliff of cyclic existence,
rely upon stainless forms of extensive listening. Through the power of
pure reason of correct analysis
Of definitive and interpretive methods
of the boundless teachings,
By discerning rightly and by depending on
When I definitely need to find the state of impeccable
What need is there to mention the subtle intentions of the
When even the most gross points of involvement and
Are not clear and open to the vision of my
Still, the enemy of gross delusion obscures my heart.
And for a long while I have no chance of liberation
situation, please clear the darkness from my heart.
In the presence of the sciences taught by the Conquerors and their
I will extend an ocean of learning over many different
And then excellently awaken the imprints of practices again
You are the sole eye revealing the fortunate path for
Abandoned by all the pure beings of the past,
at a loss of being separated from a protector
In becoming like a guest
arriving from a distant region.
It is time that you cared for me with
your great kindness.
You are the refuge I humbly turn to again and again.
Love-Maitreya, with Your great love for all transmigrators,
quickly and more quickly, please become mine.
friend in lifetime after lifetime.
Before the presence of your look without interruption
embodied going, with your great love forever;
Whoever recalls with a
mind of faith your excellent qualities
Daily, you will come to them.
In a place far away, in order to experience all
The taste of
solitude in the place of a fortunate field,
Even though I wish to
engage, I am physically unable to do so;
Thus You are the holiest field
To please You with extraordinary pure thoughts,
With jewels, gold
nuggets and celestial silks,
With the tree robes, monk's staff and
Practiced by the Capable One for all those training in
Also emanated through prayers and concentration,
excellent array of exquisite offerings pervading space
filled in offered to the Chief Lord of Humans,
With a mind detached and
free of expectations.