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Homage to the Awakening Warrior
The entirely good Samantabhadra
Homage to the Buddhas Gone to Bliss
Endowed with an accumulation of
imeasurable precious qualities,
Who have uprooted every last poisoned tree of
And who abide during the three times
throughout the ten directions.
Homage to the Truth of Dharma
That opens the wisdom-eye of beings
in all three realms,
That disperses the gloom of unknowing
And is the means for extracting the poisonous
arrow of latent tendencies.
Homage to the Sons of Those Gone to Bliss,
the Sangha intent on virtue
Who never revert (to worldliness)
And whose thoughts are motivated by
Unceasingly I bow my head to all who have
opened the eye of their mind.
Whatever slight non-virtue I have committed
throughout my lifetimes, Or have
encouraged, or rejoiced in,
I lay bare before the Conquerors
And pledge never to commit them again.
Without any exception I rejoice in the virtue
Accumulated by Those Gone to Bliss, Solitary
Realisers, Listeners and Conquerors' Sons, And in
other wholesome deeds of worldly beings.
Whatever non-virtue creatures commit
Confounded by venomous emotional afflictions,
For them may I surely plunge alone With pleasure
into the realms of hell.
Having satiated the world with the nectar of peaceful delight,
May everyone's mind become active in virtue.
May I willingly take on myself
As much misery as beings may have.
May perfect awakening itself be produced
Soon in the minds of these beings.
May those who have generated the pure awakening thought
Perfectly accomplish the collections for enlightenment.
By accomplishing the collections of virtue
and attaining the spiritual levels,
By remaining in the lineage of Protectors of all three worlds,
And by annihilating the foes (of delusion),
May the abode of the Great Kingdom of Truth over
the three worlds be attained.
No matter how many days there have been since the Awakened Beings
Became enlightened under the bodhi-tree,
I beseech those who are alive and abiding
Hereafter to cause the incomparable nectar of Truth to
rain upon ongoing beings.
I entreat those nobleminded ones who have completed
Their sublime activities for the sake of others
And who are about to enter the supreme state beyond sorrow
To remain for a long time, acting to benefit others.
However many sentient beings there are
Wandering in the gloomy three worlds
I shall invite them as my guests
To savour the blissful nectar of extreme peace.
Whatever virtue has been accumulated in this way
May be dedicated totally for perfect awakening.
Thus may I never be apart even for an instant
From bodhichitta-the mind intent on enlightenment
Until the rank of those Gone to Bliss-
The basis of complete perfection-is gained,
May I never be apart from the leader
Of the Subduers and the Awakening Warriors.
They are the ones who finely elucidate
The path of activities for benefitting others.
May I also advance, free from despondency,
Through every spiritual level of the Sons of the Awakened Ones.
May my body be complete with the physical attributes of a human
And amassed with qualities worthy of praise by all creatures;
May I recollect past lives, be born to an honourable family
And have an attractive body.
Having discarded the vile action of ceasing to aid others
That zealously works for one's welfare alone,
(Aroused) by thoughts tormented with compassion
May I cherish dearly all creatures without favouring one.
May there be not the slightest grasping in the thoughts of others
At my possessions that I consider the wealth of others,
But may they take and use whatever they wish
Like someone who never doubts his own wealth.
Even if someone should demand my flesh,
May I offer it with pleasure in my eyes ;
May I always donate my limbs and so on
For the welfare of all embodied beings.
May I, like a wish-fulfilling gem,
Provide all that beings desire
And may I, like the wish-granting tree,
Completely fulfill their hopes.
May I spontaneously banish
Evil actions far away like filth
And may I never breach the dam of precepts
Proclaimed by the supreme Subduer.
BY abolishing concern for my body and life,
May I always enjoy places of solitude;
May my thoughts turn away from all gains
And honour as if they were poisoned food.
Like a child of lowly status, I will discard
Arrogance, self-importance and pride towards beings
And shall act to establish harmonious relations
Like in a gathering of kin from a noble family.
May I be accustomed to ethical discipline,
An ornament utterly pacifying all (obscurations).
Stainless like moonlight and the root of a lotus,
Untorn, unmixed and unsoiled.
Although someone against whom I have done no wrong
Should saw my head, splitting it into hundreds of pieces,
I shall unceasingly hold him dear in my mind
Just as (a mother) cherishes an only son.
Should someone become angry with me from his heart
And needlessly rob me of my life,
May the unbearable and bitter fruits
Of his actions never arise.
Although anger, abuse, provocation and aggression
Should besiege me, may I never forsake patience
But willingly take on all adversity
To practise the deeds of the Conquerors' Sons.
Thus, may the dangling rope of doubt
Never sway in my mind for even an instant
Over the extremely profound and highly logical
Dharma of the Subduer, that never before did I find.
May I who am born from lifetime to lifetime,
By earnestly acting to benefit all beings,
Never fail to engage in vast virtues
For even a mere moment of time.
Like a servant, may I accomplish
All the tasks of every living being
And, having accepted the burden of working for all,
May sentient beings abide in happiness.
Since my body acts as a servant for others,
Even when speaking, may I be pleased to teach them Dharma.
And may even my thoughts constantly be empowered
By the mind endeavouring to benefit others.
Even if I alone have to undergo misery
For innumerable aeons in hell,
Still may I ripen sentient beings spiritually
Without ever becoming weary.
Surely, in the very process of accomplishing
(the welfare of others)
I actually will don this very armour
Of spiritually nurturing the three types of beings
So that they may become disciplined.
May I joyfully cross without hesitation
Pits so filled with burning embers of fire
That there is no space, so as to hear
Even one word of the good doctrine.
In abandoning being enticed by the results
Of all concentration and formless absorptions
But by dwelling on the Supreme Limit of Perfection
May I be accustomed purely to the bliss that arises.
Having mounted the horse of calm abiding
That is not obsessed (with the warm experience of meditative absorption),
May I tame the elephant of the mind
That naturally roams, is most difficult to tame and ventures along wrong paths.
Since the supremely fine riches posssesed by
Rulers of Gods and Universal Emperors,
Being in the nature of desire are just like filth,
May I never hold them in high regard.
There is no joy drifting through this existence
Similar to a burning house of iron,
But, being led by compassion, may I be reborn
Wherever it is conducive to assist others.
Whatever absorptions all spiritual sons
Of Universaln Protectors have mastered
Such as the Stance (of a Lion), the Inconceivable,
The Sport of a Hero, the Various Activities.
The Going Bravely, the Treasure of Space
And the Stainless, having attained all myself,
I will bestow their bliss on the three kinds of beings,
Thus allowing them to enjoy their sublime accomplishments.
May I thoroughly and supremely perfect
The ocean of craft, literature and art,
And may every sentient being be wise in knowing
The entire meaning of their own language.
Having gained the stainless, sharp and infinite
Intelligence distinguishing all words and meanings
May I share with sentient beings
The extremely profound and logical teachings.
To every living being without exception
Who does not perfectly understand Buddha's word
May I finely elucidate many teachings
As though inscribing letters on their minds.
Having surely ascended to the state of the ten fruitful powers
May I actualize those practices
That are the means for making the purpose
Of living beings completely worthwhile.
Just as all prayers of the Subduers
Are a cause for helping sentient beings,
So too may I work constantly
To attain the perfection of prayer.
By immediately suppressing as they arise
All overwhelming masses of foe-like emotional afflictions
And, not wavering from mental activities,
May I remain only to be of benefit on earth.
By having perfectly realised these phenomena
To be like illusions, mirages and magical emanations
And having discarded the mesh of conceptions
May I be of benefit throughout the three worlds.
Just as fathers especially cherish an only son,
So will I continuously remain in meditation
On pure love for every ongoing being
By removing all stains (of aggression).
Just as mothers out of affection for an ailing son,
In taking his burden on themselves, (suffer) accordingly,
So will I work to enhance my compassion
Towards each and every ongoing sentient being.
When I see success delighting others
May I, in especially generating much pleasure,
Remain meditating on joyfulness
As if my only dear son were happy.
Having dispensed with anger and attachment towards. sentient beings
That correspondingly cause me to harm or to favour
them, May accomplish the tasks of all three worlds
Like completing one's work for one's son.
Having realised the powers, heightened awarenesses, analytical knowledges,
Mystical spells and the doors to liberation
May I simultaneously be of benefit to sentient beings
Throughout the immeasurable expanse of the universe.
Whatever countries where the name
Of "Buddha" has not entered the ear,
There may I act according to the deeds of Buddha
Through imparting his various methods.
Until the sun, the teacher of the three worlds,
Rises here in this universe, may I, like the sun,
Dispel the darkness (of ignorance)
From each and every embodied being.
Whatever beings there are whose thoughts are saturated with evil
And who have been rejected by many beings Gone to Bliss,
May they be tamed by relying upon
The sphere of action of my speech.
So that I may serve everyone in the universe
I will be loving like a relative,
Kind like a mother and, like a father,
Shall give beneficial advice.
Even by merely recollecting my name
May all beings immediately be
Protected from fear and may all misery
Of the three worlds be dispelled.
May I be a vase of goodness and medicine against illness
For people who are destitute in hundreds of ways.
May I also provide a cool pool of nectar
Continuously for the masses of ungry spirits.
May I be warmth for the cold hells and cause rain
With sweet breezes to shower on the hot.
As well, may I placate every harm
In the very low realms of bad migration.
Even by beings merely remembering me
May I be a true friend to those who face destitution,
Solid armour for those stricken by a rain of arrows,
And cooling water for those afflicted by fire.
When beings remember me may I be an opponent
For the venom of defilements, a firm bridge
Over the torrent of the three worlds,
And may I bar the door to unfortunate destinies.
May even merely recollecting my name, be enough to prevent
All beings from falling into the abyss of worldly existence.
May I become the foundation of the stairway
Leading them to the pinnacle of pure peace.
Even if someone out of anger should recall
My name for just an instant of time,
May he never plunge into bad destinies
And may he surely accomplish perfect Buddhahood.
May my excellences, stainless like moonlight,
Bring happiness throughout the whole universe;
May I work to generate immeasurable delight
For others even by merely breathing.
Having attained perfect awakening itself
Where all is fully complete
May I also settle all ongoing beings
In that ultimate awakening itself.
At that time, may not even slightly faulty actions
Arise in the minds of whoever (may be my disciples).
May they always help other creatures
And remain on the path of ten virtues.
May the realms of bad migration never be seen
Even in dreams of anyone fitting (to be my disciple)
And may the far reaches of places of bad destiny
Be pleasurable like the realms of celestial beings.
As long as anyone remains in the midst
Of the ocean of the three worlds' non-virtues,
Though I have completed the deeds of a Buddha
May I remain in this world for them.
When I have enacted my passing into the State Beyond Sorrow
May my teachings not become disordered
And may none of my followers be swayed
For oven a moment by the dangling rope of doubt.
Thus, by delighting in the performance of then Conquerors' Sons,
May whatever virtues I have gathered
All be shared by each and every
Living being without exception.