Category: Rituals

OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM


From a CD released by Turtlehill as a Sangha in the spring of 2007 entitled VAJRA ROCK IN PRAISE OF THE LOTUS BORN – A FIRST OFFERING in GRATITUDE & ECSTATIC CELEBRATION OF THE WISDOM AND COMPASSION OF GURU PADMASAMBHVA. These are original, devotional songs presented freely as an offering for all sentient beings. Downloads are zipped and encoded in .mp3 format @ 192k. Total Download Size: 59Mb.

These twelve syllables are the heart-mantra of Padmasambhava.
OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PADMA SIDDHI HUM

HH. The Dalai Lama
HH. The Dalai Lama

The original songs can be downloaded free from Tutlehill.

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The Use Of A Surangama Pendant


A photo the a beautifully handcrafted gold Surangama pendant availablefrom http://www.shakyadesign.com/jewelry.html. The Surangama Mantra is encased in the chamber of the pendant.

The specific use of the Surangama pendants is to wear them next to the skin when visiting graveyards and funeral homes paying final respect to the dead. Pendants that have been blessed are holy and are said to have the magical power of driving off unclean spirits. Such pendants are usually given free to Buddhists who have given a donation however small to the monastery, or the monk or nun who has personally blessed them. Since the Surangama Sutra and Mantra are Mahayana doctrines, they are usually available in Chinese Mahayana temples.

The pendants are placed on the altar before the Buddha. The monks and nuns of most Chinese Pure Land temples recite the Surangama Mantra 3 times each morning at 3 o’clock and at the end of the 36th day, the community of monks have thus invoked the Surangama Mantra 108 times and the pendants are removed and are fully blessed. Blessed or holy pendants have magical powers of protection.

In general, the pendants may also be purchased at gifts shops on Chinese Mahayana temple grounds and on the websites that sell Buddhist jeweleries. These pendants may or may not be blessed. Blessing a pendant requires mental clarity and endurance of the person who recites the Mantra, and so if you’re planning on buying one online, ensure it has been blessed. Otherwise, do it yourself by following the guidelines stated above. One thing to bear in mind though. As mental clarity and endurance are the requirement, the person invoking the Mantra should be vegetarian. The first Buddhist commandment stipulated by the Buddhism is non-violence, meaning not to conflict any pain or suffering to sentient beings. Meat eaters or carnivores must think of how their meat comes from before they justify themselves to be non-violent and compassionate!
If you’re not a vegetarian, try to obtain a pendant blessed by a monk. All Chinese monks of the Pure Land School are vegetarians and they are required to recited the Surangama Sutra at least three times a day first thing in the morning.

Blessed pendants may also be used as decors by hanging them loosely to handbags, cellphones, or the rear-mirror inside a car. They have the power of protection against accidents.

Power-charged pendants may also help children who wear them excel in their schoolwork because when they’re reciting the Mantra, it is in itself training for mental clarity and endurance.

After use, return the pendant to the home altar where you offer flowers, water, incense, light, fruits and prayers to the Buddha. Do not let it lie about to collect dirt.

V. M. Sakya Longyen
Huayen on Indra’s Net
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A Plead for the Blessings of Perfection from Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light


A Plead to Bhaisajyaguru for Blessings of Perfection

A Plead for the Blessings of Perfection from Medicine Master and King of Lapis Lazuli Light

Homage to the Medicine Master Bhaişajya guru vaidūrya prabhārāja Tathagata and Great King of Lapis Lazuli Light! (Invoke his Holy Name 3 times)

Please invoke your inconceivable great will of compassion, shine on me and hear my calls!

Please invoke your inconceivable great will of compassion, shine on me and fill my heart!

Please invoke your inconceivable great will of compassion, shine on me and protect your son (insert your name) so that he can be constantly mindful the Pureland of Lapis Lazuli Light and never to suffer from such calamities as hunger, epidemics, war, or robberies; never to suffer from such excruciating anguish as diseases, demonic possessions, fatal accidents, or poverty; never to be arrested, imprisoned, or shackled in accordance with the law of the land; exonerate him from all offences, and free him from all hindrances; shower him with perfect blessings and wisdom; so that his Bodhicitta may grow and have peace and happiness in this life.

Homage to the Medicine Master Bhaişajyaguru vaidūrya prabhārāja Tathagata and Great King of Lapis Lazuli Light! (Invoke his Holy Name 3 times)

I feel deeply ashamed and regret that because I covet worldly fame, fortune and financial gains I have incurred various evil karma, or harm various sentient beings, which have troubled me and made me sick, please bless me with your inconceivable Lapis Lazuli Light, free (insert your title and family name) from various grievances and restore his health.

I feel deeply ashamed and regret that because of my ignorance, I have broken the commandments set forth by the Buddha or innocently angered various demons and gods, which have troubled me and made me sick, please bless me with your inconceivable Lapis Lazuli Light, and restore (insert your title and family name)‘s health.

Homage to the Medicine Master Bhaişajyaguru vaidūrya prabhārāja Tathagata and Great King of Lapis Lazuli Light! (Invoke his Holy Name 3 times)

I understand the reason that I suffer from the (insert you current disease or condition) is to let me be aware and honest to face the dark hidden side of my heart, to truly feel ashamed and regret and to forgive my past which I have not hitherto dared to face, accept, or forgive. I am willing to accept all that may arise due to my existing circumstances. I have understood that emptiness and selflessness are the only ways to generate healing powers. In my life I shall no longer fear, no long retreat, no long be afraid to face death, terror and pressure. Please bless my body and heart with your Lapis Lazuli Light, and please guide me to return to your Pureland of Lapis Lazuli Light.

Homage to the Medicine Master Bhaişajyaguru vaidūrya prabhārāja Tathagata and Great King of Lapis Lazuli Light! (Invoke his Holy Name 3 times)

Please invoke your inconceivable great magical powers, save and rescue all past generations of (insert your family name) who are in Samsara.

Please invoke your inconceivable great magical powers, save and rescue all passed away souls of (insert your family name) who are in Samsara.

Please invoke inconceivable great magical powers, heal the sickness of (insert your name or your family name).

Please invoke inconceivable great magical powers, safe and rescue all relatives and debtors of (insert your family name or your name) who are in grief.

If they can still remember the harm and wrongs that I have inflicted on them, and are still attached to me and not able to let go, which suffering will cause them to remain in Samsara within the six evil realms of existence, I cannot do anything about it, so here I feel deeply ashamed and regret. Please release me from the bondage that binds me and them from generations to generations, and please use your inconceivable great will of compassion, let them return to your Pureland of Lapis Lazuli Light – the Land of Ultimate Bliss.

I hereby especially plead that (insert you special request , and I offer this Blessed Perfect Medicine Master Incense to Namo Medicine Master Bhaişajya guru vaidūrya prabhārāja Tathagata and Great King of Lapis Lazuli Light, to the Bodhisattva of Sunlight, and to the Bodhisattva of Moonlight, as well as to the Twelve Malevolent Spirit Gods, and all sentient beings in the six realms of existence in Samsara.

May you keep order during the eight national holidays, may they be no calamities throughout the four seasons, may the winds be mellow and the rain be mild, may the country enjoy prosperity and the people peace.

Name of Pleader:
(Sign your name here)
Dated this: (insert date)

Sakya M. Longyen
Huayen on Indra’s Net
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Repentance 悔过先罪


Repentance

悔過先罪 維那起腔,大眾合

Confession of Past Wrongs (Karmadana gives the cue to begin incantation, all sing in unison)

Di zi [SAY YOUR DHARMA NAME HERE] kuang jie yu mi, zhi yu jin ri,

弟子OO  曠劫愚迷  至于今日

I, [SAY YOUR DHARMA NAME HERE] was lost in delusion for eons,

yu di yi yi, bu ming liao gu,

於第一義  不明了故

and because I did not understand the Primal Principle,

sheng zhu zhang men, fan nao suo zhi,

生諸障門  煩惱所知

I was hindered by vexations and close-mindedness.

Mi shi mi li, chu jing qi ye,

迷事迷理  觸境起業

I was confused about phenomena and noumena.

Sui yuan zao qian, shen qi san zhi,

隨緣造愆  身起三支

I committed wrongs as circumstances arose, using my body to kill, steal, and indulge in illicit sex,

kou fan si guo,  yi san ye xing,

口犯四過  意三業行

my tongue to lie, slander, deceive, and utter unprofitable words, and  my mind to covet, hate, and delude.

zhuan zhuan yu shen, ru sha ru chen,

轉轉逾深  如沙如塵

With each act I committed, I fell deeper and deeper, and I repeated those acts countless times, like sand and dust.

qi shu wu liang, bu jue shen qie,

其數無量  不覺身篋

I did not realize that my body contained,

sheng si du she, wu zhan tuo luo,

盛四毒蛇  五旃陀羅

Four poisonous snakes, five candelas,

Liu ru kong ju, shou zha qin shan,

六入空聚 受詐親善

And six sense organs. With false pretenses I befriended the good,

zhong duo e yuan, qu chi shi xin,

眾多惡緣  驅馳識心

And under multitudes of evil conditions, I drove my consciousness,

wu qu  xun zhuan, cong ci ji ji,

五趣循轉  從此積集

Into convolutions within the five realms,

ba wan si qian, ren jian guo fei,

八萬四千  人間過非

And I accumulated 84,000 wrongs,

wu e bu zao, shi yu jin ri,

無惡不造  始於今日

Sparing no evil. From this day on,

sheng  cha shen xin, pi chen fo qian,

省察身心  披陳佛前

I will examine my body and mind, and reveal all wrongs before the Buddha,

zong yuan xiao mie

總願消滅

and I am determined to eradicate them all.

Namo pu xian wang pu sa mo he sa

南無普賢王菩薩摩訶薩 (三稱三拜)

Homage to the King Bodhisattva Mahasattva Universal Virtue (repeat 3 times with 3 prostrations)

( 長跪 合掌)

(Bow 90°w/ hands in Buddha Mudra Straighten body w/ hands in Triangle Mudra All kneel w/ hands in Angali Mudra)

Click here to hear incantation by Ven. Sakya Longyen.


Written by Sakya Longyen
Huayen on Indra’s Net

Saying Grace 华严道场 二时临斋仪


Saying Grace before a Meal

To the lotus-adorned treasury oceans of worlds, I offer this meal.
To the ocean assemblies of flower-adorned buddhas and bodhisattvas, I offer this meal.
To the Buddha Avatamsaka Mahavaipulya Sutra, I offer this meal.

This food is light, pure and prepared according to the Dharma. It contains all six tastes and I offer it to the Buddha and the Sangha. I hope all sentient beings in the Dharma realm will take this meal with me.

When we eat, I wish that all sentient beings will take meditative joy as nourishment and feel the bliss of the Dharma.

Ending a Meal

namāh saptanām samyāk-sambuddhā-koṭināṃ tadyathā oṃ cale cule cunde svāha

He who truly gives for happiness’s sake will reap peace and happiness.

I have finished my meal. May all sentient beings complete their tasks according to the teachings of Lord Buddha.

Giving money and giving in kind have the same merits. Both are dana-paramita, complete and perfect.

華嚴道場 二時臨齋儀

供養 華藏莊嚴世界海 華嚴海會佛菩薩 大方廣佛華嚴經
三德六味 供佛及僧 法界有情 普同供養
若飯時時 當願眾生 禪悅為食 法喜充滿
結齋儀

薩多喃 三藐三菩陀 俱胝喃 怛姪他
唵 折隸 主隸 準提 娑婆訶
所謂布施者 必獲其利益 若為樂故施 後必得安樂
飯時已訖 當願眾生 所作皆辦 具諸佛法
財法兩施 等無差別 檀波羅蜜 具足圓滿

Written by Ven. Sakya Longyen
Huayen on Indra’s Net