Collection of Praises for Monthly Offerings

Written by the Buddhist Yogi C. M. Chen
or his disciple Dr. Yutang Lin
Translated and Edited by Dr. Lin

 

P1204 Gathas for Regular Supplication and Dedication of Merits

Lunar 10th Praises to Gurus

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Supplication to Root-Guru Chen

Originally pure Manjusri, grant me advice sound;
Tara, born from Guan Yin's tears profound.
Wherein can your infinite compassion be found?
Written teachings sent the whole world around!


Praise to the Dharma Life of Guru Chen

In You County of Hunan, A reincarnation of Manjusri born;
In his youth, as a poet, already quite well-known;
Married to a lady, a reincarnation of Avalokitesvara;
Together they recited Sutras, and ghosts gathered to listen.

Stepping from Sutras into Tantras, he completed the foundations;
At middle-age, both of them attained opening of the top aperture.
Meditated in caves, Flower Offering and Sky Dragon, for years;
Retreated on a boat floating down a river and gained realization.

Alone on the path, traveling for thousands of miles,
To seek out the Tantric secrets he went to Tibet and Xi Kang.
Favored by thirty-seven Gurus with essence of teachings,
And received great initiations of five hundred deities and more.

The highest teachings of seven schools were fully transmitted,
Written down in Chinese to spread the waves of Grace Ocean.
Retreated in a hermitage by himself for twenty-five years;
From Kalimpong in India, he looked up to Mount Everest.

Year after year of meditation in solitude worn out seven mats;
The trinity of Great Pleasure Vajra's kayas was realized.
With appreciation, he erected the Lighthouse in the Ocean of Chan;
Commenting on Karma and Maha Mudras, he propagated the blessings.

The central channel distinguished from Taoist and spinal cord;
Hinduism, Taoism, Christian and Confucian carefully sorted.
Buddhist Meditation maps the fields and the routes to Enlightenment;
Dharma Treasures of Pure Light were poured out for revelation.

Over one hundred works in English bestowed on six continents;
The Flute resounded lingering tunes to awaken the worldly.
Under Sakyamuni's command and beseeched by the Dragon King,
Flew to America to propagate the great wondrous Dharma.

Over three hundred thousand turtles, pigeons and other beings set free;
Millions of beings all over the world salvaged through Powa.
Two hundred fire pujas performed, yielding wondrous inspirations
To relieve sentient beings from all kinds of suffering.

Into the Dragon palace hundred and fifty vases were offered;
Repeating the long rides for years discounted his own ease.
Five Sutras of Pureland were unified through lectures overseas;
Rainy or windy, awoke early daily by alarm clock to feed pigeons.

Bending elbows to write about varieties in the Dharmadhatu,
Or to embrace and enjoy the oneness of Sunyata and Joy.
Poems written in calligraphy danced on sheets like dragons;
Lifelike images of Buddhas freely distributed for worshipping.

Five Wheel Pagoda erected and shone forth rainbow lights;
Bell for pacifying hell beings made and rung to reduce their suffering.
Great Bodhicitta to ensure eternal peace on Earth and in all beings
Led to the wish to build Adi Buddha Mandala for practices in retreat.

Lotus-shape auspicious land fortunately secured in hand;
Constructions for the Mandala were about to begin.
Sins and suffering of sentient beings were undertaken by the teacher
Who exhibited signs of illness and impermanence.

Upon departure heavenly music of Five-variation Chanting heard;
After cremation rainbow-colored sariras were found in abundance.
Holy pagoda stands on Formosa to bless it with peace and prosperity;
Compassionate lights of Dharmadhatu shines equally upon everyone!


Praise to Guru Nuo Na

Veneration in the Presence of Virtuous Root-Guru Tulku Nuo Na!

I take refuge in the Unsurpassable-Yoga Vajrayana
That embodies the immovable realm of reality.
Extending over past, present and future, and in all directions,
Is my whole-hearted devotion to the well-learned teacher.

Root-Guru Gem with immeasurable virtuous merits
Fully possesses skillful means of salvation of all Buddhas.
Supreme pleasures, supreme brightness, supreme ingenuity,
Things-as-such serves as the supreme principle of Vajra.

Immeasurable world systems of thousand-cube worlds,
Earth, Water, Fire, Wind and Space Elements in all directions,
All karmas of body, speech or mind of all sentient beings,
In equanimity I would offer all of them to Venerable Guru.

Sins and merits are originally without any self-nature,
Greed, anger and ignorance are originally non-born,
They all arose as results of illusive discriminations,
One repents through abiding in non-repentance.

One practices without practice and attains without attainment.
One converts without conversion and yet receives without omission.
Boundless holy karma, far and wide, of my Root-Guru
May I rejoice in them through abiding in supreme pleasures!

Endless Dharmadhatu with oceans of worlds like sands of kalpas,
So spacious and pure, and offer wondrous adornments of all sorts,
Abiding in non-abiding for immeasurable numbers of kalpas,
May Root-Guru constantly and perpetually turn the Wheel of Dharma!

May the merits of this praising, veneration, and offerings making
Serve to supplicate Guru-Buddha to stay in the world and turn the Wheel of Dharma!
All good roots such as rejoicing in others' merits and repenting over one's misdeeds
May they help sentient beings to reveal their original Buddha nature!


Praise to Great Master Padmasambhava

Veneration in the Presence of Great Master Padmasambhava and retinue!

Graceful source of the Tantric Ocean, the deathless Lotus-born,
Adorning the salvation, the two deathless Mother Buddhas,
Sustaining the salvation activities, the Venerable Dang Jin Duo Ji Le Ba,
Right in front you appeared to me in brightness free from hindrances and limits.

Body of Sakyamuni Buddha, speech of Amitabha Buddha, and
Mind of Compassionate Guan Yin combined into you, the trinity.
On the tenth day of each lunar month you arrive miraculously,
Right in front you accepted me in brightness free from hindrances and limits.

Mahamudra and Karmamudra are pinnacle essence of Tantra,
Father and Mother Guru served as instructor and assistant on Sunyata Bliss,
Who could surpass me in having received extremely profound graceful blessing?
Right in front you taught me personally in brightness free from hindrances and limits.

Tolerating minor matters to achieve the great aim, I determined to attain Vajra-holder.
To save the very last beings in Samsara I will attain deathless so as to glorify Dharma.
Sentient beings are waiting for salvation, while my task momentous and the path long,
Right in front you matured me in brightness free from hindrances and limits.

Iron birds are flying in space and the lotus-shaped land had emerged above ground,
According to all such foretellings it's right time for the Central Land of Dharma to emerge,
Who could surpass me in having received extremely profound graceful blessing?
Right in front you bestowed on me the task in brightness free from hindrances and limits.

Any instruction and any activity that is rightfully so to be done,
All will be accomplished accordingly without any disobedience.
The time of attainment be earlier, the attainment be full and perfect,
The unsurpassable and supreme salvation activities such as these,
I whole-heartedly supplicate to Father and Mother Guru for blessing!


Praise to Mother Guru Yeshe Tsogyal

Veneration in the Presence of Guru Yeshe Tsogyal who is none other than the Vajra Yogini!

Arrived amid surrounding of boundless auspicious signs,
From the Palace of Supreme Pleasure you descended to be born here,
Served as adornment to Dharma King as well as to King of Tibet,
I praise in the presence of the Guru who upheld and transmitted Tantric teachings!

Capable of providing Guru Rin-po-che with supreme pleasures,
Capable of compiling secret biography of Guru Rin-po-che,
Capable of transmitting the teachings of Guru Rin-po-che far and wide,
I praise in the presence of the Guru who is the Dharma Master with Great Wisdom!

Boundless merits are accumulated in one body,
How rare to be capable of taming unruly ones!
With supernatural powers to release all beings from Hells,
I praise in the presence of the Guru with Great Compassion and Great Power!

In a dream abiding in a cemetery ground,
Your Holiness appeared to the left of Guru Rin-po-che,
After taming devils in me you transmitted the Wisdom Initiation to me,
I praise in the presence of the Guru who personally revealed the Lotus Palace to me!

Your Holiness orally transmitted instructions on how to maintain No-Leak,
Your Holiness gracefully demonstrated postures of Vajra Love,
Guru Rin-po-che also transformed into Yidam body,
I praise in the presence of the Guru who served as Mother Guru's teaching assistant!

When will it be possible, amid Dharmakaya Light,
For Your Holiness to appear as Guru and consort?
I respectfully and solemnly supplicate to Your Holiness,
May Mother Guru's Spring of Grace be continuous and incessant!

Just as Your Holiness transformed into Mother Guru Su Ka Xi Di
To be the constant consort of Guru Chou Mi Lang Zu,
I solemnly prostrate and supplicate for such great fortune,
May Mother Guru overlook set norms and bestow on me special favor,
Very soon appear in person to me!


Praise to Mother Guru Mandarava

Veneration in the Presence of Guru Mandarava who is none other than the Vajra Yogini!

Supreme supernatural transformations of deathless Guru Rin-po-che
Only You, Guru Rin-po-che's consort, Mother Buddha, could inspire.
Offered Your body as adornment to illustrate Guru Rin-po-che's virtues,
I praise in the presence of the Guru who was at ease in water and fire!

Capable of taming unruly ones and helping Guru Rin-po-che's supernatural transformations,
Your merits of saving beings through conversion to Dharma are inconceivable.
Capable of converting the king, officials and common folks of an entire country,
I praise in the presence of the Mother who leads beings to take refuge in Guru Rin-po-che!

Accompanied Guru Rin-po-che to practice Vajra Love in caves in mountains,
Both of You accomplished the attainment of deathless rainbow body!
To such extraordinary and supreme virtues of the Fruitful Stage
With boundless prostration I praise in the presence of the Guru!

Root of deathless rainbow body,
Wisdom of Supreme Sunyata and Supreme Pleasure,
Just as Your renowned epithet, King of Supreme Pleasure,
I praise in the presence of the Guru whom I pray to meet in person soon!

With full faith that is beyond spatial and temporal boundaries,
I believe that Mother Guru can soon appear as You vowed,
And with compassion beyond spatial and temporal boundaries,
To benefit sentient beings may I meet You in person now!

To adopt wind practice, Sunyata meditation, Vajra Love practice,
Including and exhausting all related Dharma practices,
Any and all practices that would lead to meeting the Guru in person
May I soon be able to gather and accumulate in progress on the path!
May I attain the help of Mother Guru as my consort in Vajra Love!


Supplication to Guru Rin-po-che

Gracious source of Tibetan Tantra in rainbow body,
Deathless salvation through opportune appearances,
Bright light of Sunyata Pleasure grants universal blessing,
Wondrous bliss of innate purity sets the universe in spring.


Praise to Ma Machig

Cutting through attachment to body to offer compassionate sacrifice,
In wondrous application of wisdom and compassion all things unite.
Intangible non-self, though hard to grasp, is given a practical shortcut.
Originating a Tantric path to feed back India, none other than Machig!


Praise to Dang Jin Duo Ji Le Ba

Veneration in the Presence of Dang Jin Duo Ji Le Ba, the Great Protector who sustains Guru Rin-po-che's salvation activities!

Deathless Lotus-born, storage of rightful benefits through any connections,
With endless salvation activities, who could shoulder such great tasks?

Vowed to offer services and renowned everywhere is Honorable Duo Ji Le Ba,
Imbued with compassion to marrows, He follows sentient beings as their shadows.

The seed-word in His heart is the dark red Zhi, using eradication to induce devils to Dharma,
Its brightness pervades everywhere, reaching devils' backs like thorny prickles.

Opening full and round His wrathful eyes, staring intently like a tiger's gaze at its prey,
Applying surprise attacks to take over devils' minds, and thus render them to abide in the Great Rest.

With a hammer made of meteorite iron in His right hand, He strikes on the Heart Essence stem
To guard and protect Original Purity and render steadfast the Great Perfection.

With a wind-blower in His left hand, He fans up the flames of Wisdom,
Thereby all Three Realms of Existence are burned down, and yet no grassland caught fire.

Riding on a goat with supernatural ability in transportation, moving as fast as lightning,
Carrying on salvation activities as ordered with great powers and great endeavors.

The Three Realms are shaken, and the big Earth is tamed under such awesome power,
With three hundred and sixty brothers in retinue, He is full of awe-inspiring virtues.

His twelve Mother Protectresses would break the body and life of Sila-infringers,
With vehemence as well as compassion, just as an angry mother disciplines her child.

In this Kali age the Five Kinds of Pollution are in abundance, and Buddha's sons are like gold among sand,
Just as protecting one's own eyes, You and retinue serve Dharma Master as servants and maids!

Who are those that caused all sorrows in violation of the Great Perfection View?
Tear away devils of Mind, as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those practitioners that possess the right views and are steadfast in observing the Four Silas of Dharma Nature,
Help them to play with supernatural transformations, as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Devil of Death, Devils of Diseases, Devils of Heavenly Realms and Devils of Sorrows,
Since Buddha sprouts have many hindrances so You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those abiding on cliffs or in caves to practice, or those after years of practice still have not gained attainment,
Help them to develop meritorious virtues, as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those providing good and wondrous attendance, or those granting supreme pleasures,
May they be induced to Dharma smoothly as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those opposing Guru Rin-po-che's teachings, who slander or become hindrance to Dharma,
Grant rightful benefits to all of them as You should recall the vows that You had made!

To revive Guru Rin-po-che's teachings and serve as the refuge for all beings in the Three Realms of Existence,
Such grand intention of mine matches Yours so You should recall the vows that You had made!

Supreme teachings, supreme Yana of fruitful stage, supreme Dharma and supreme guidance,
Grand events and grand holy karmas, so You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those who have heard your solemn vows or those who recites this praise to you,
May Wisdom, Compassion and Power be theirs, as You should recall the vows that You had made!


Supplication to Bodhisattva Wei-Tuo

Protector of Buddha Dharma, a great knight,
Followed by the Four Cardinal Heavenly Kings,
Worshipped in all Chinese monasteries,
Help spread holy Dharma with all your might!

You hold practitioners to be your children,
Always give timely encouragement and provision.
Just as you helped Guru Yogi Chen all the way,
Please keep me in your favor to benefit all!


A Prayer for Yogi Chen's Blessings

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage
As unified in Guru Chen, a personification of Manjusri.
Pray the faithful ones be blessed with wishes fulfilled;
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain,
Forever merits accumulate and wisdom grow.


Praise to the Dragon King

The compassion of Dragon King's mind is deeper than oceans;
Rain and dew drops showered everywhere to moisten the world.
Receiving vase offerings to promote aspirations toward Bodhi,
Sentient beings with lucky connections are all blessed by thy grace.

 


Lunar 15th Praises to Yidams

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Praise to Supreme Pleasure Vajra_P1357

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Supplication to Supreme Pleasure Vajra_P1358

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Praise to the Supreme Pleasure Vajra

Veneration in the presence of the Oneness of Guru and Supreme Pleasure Vajra!

"He" signifies Non-born in realization of Sunyata that is beyond words.
"Ru" signifies Non-death that is free from causal conditions and relations.
"Ka" signifies Independence that is not abiding anywhere.
Salute and praise the Yidam that appears from transformation of Adi Buddha!

"Drinking" means enjoying the leak-free flower of supreme pleasure.
"Blood" means crystallized essence of the wisdom life of all Buddhas.
The holy one that unifies all merits of constancy, bliss, oneness and purity,
Salute and praise in the presence of the Yidam, the Supreme Pleasure Vajra!

Heavenly gown floating in the air, how lofty the majestic posture!
Vajra-cross above signifies holy activities accomplished at will.
The Bodhi crescent moon signifies incessant joy and bliss in Sunyata.
Salute and praise the supreme upper adornments of the Yidam!

Without entering a tiger's den how could one obtain the tiger's cubs?
Using poison as antidote to poison, take the skin of the tiger tamed.
Fearless emancipation attained through thrusting in and out the Lotus.
Salute and praise the wondrous lower awe-inspiring bearing of the Yidam!

All dharmas are originally pure, wondrous desires are pure beyond boundaries!
Innate great wisdom reveals the Samadhi in joy, pleasures and bliss.
Who could realize and taste the instant that transcends the Three Realms?
Salute and praise the Vajra Yogini in the embrace of the Yidam!

Having received the heart essence of Dharma my four thoughts are as solid as Vajra.
The four holy activities of pacification, enhancing, inducing and eradication are all accomplished at will.
Four kayas, four wisdoms and four virtuous merits are all coordinated suitably.
Salute and praise the Dakinis in the four directions of the Yidam!

Playing with supernatural powers, attained liberation in pure innocence,
Holding on to the sword of wisdom, guarding and sustaining Tantric practitioners,
With black crow head free from pollution, transforming incessantly in myriads ways,
Salute and praise the Protector that is a transformation of the Yidam!

Caves in mountains are very remote from the world, who would visit a cemetery ground?
Stepping down from lofty realm, the Yidam and retinue serve as mountain gods.
Compassionate vows so broad and profound in their determination to serve Dharma without reservation,
Salute and praise the Raksasa Refuges who are transformations of the Yidam!

I was as a baby looking up to the cloudless blue sky of autumn,
Prostrating at full-body length, pleading for the arrival of the day when my enlightenment wish will be satisfied,
Suddenly they appeared in the original purity of my mind,
Salute and praise the Twenty-four Mandalas of the Yidam!

The grace of the gathering of the Yidam and retinue in the Three Mandalas and their outer protectors,
Through repetition of only seven syllables karmic hindrances of myriads of kalpas will vanish.
Sublimating mind and consciousness, gaining mastery over grounds and paths,
Salute and praise the unsurpassable wondrous mantra of the Yidam!

Sentient beings in Kali Age have lustful desires extremely flamboyant.
Awe-fully profound and wondrous path is so dangerous and extremely difficult to traverse.
Like a snake inside a bamboo, it will either rise upward or fall downward.
Who will save them to liberation? Shedding compassionate tears I look up to the Mandala.

Wondrous teachings of Tantra are peerless, and will not be taught often in this Bhadrakalpa (Good Kalpa).
As if violating Silas but actually is observing them, the horse is held back at the cliff.
Facing hindrances and difficulties of wind and channel one is like a blind man in the middle of the night.
Who would render a helping hand? I cry and plead in the presence of Yidam and retinue.

Observing Silas and having renounced the world for Dharma, thus one has entered deep in the beginning part.
The wondrous Samadhi of Sunyata Brightness and growth in Bodhicitta,
Such are the causal factors that will inspire the presence of Vajra Yogini
To guide each and every Yogi on where they should apply efforts now or later.

Grace of Guru is so profound that it completely comprehends the situations of the disciples.
The consort of the Yidam loves me like a baby child.
Protectors are so merciful that they praise our good deeds and have pity on our weakness.
All virtuous ones cultivate opportune conditions to help our speedy attainments.

Please, please! The forceful thrust of Vajra in movements inward and outward,
Grant wondrous wisdoms to relieve all beings of the sorrowful burning heat in their minds!
Please, please! The wondrous turning of Lotus in movements forward and backward,
Grant supreme bliss to enable all beings to abide in tranquil and pleasant nests!

The Twenty-four Mandalas are still present without being hidden.
After all, for whom they stay around? I solemnly supplicate,
May the non-death supreme pleasure wisdom body be granted
So that even the very last being in Samsara will be saved to adorn the great compassion!


Praise to Father and Mother Supreme Pleasure

Weng, Veneration in the Presence of Bhagavan (World Honored One) Brave-Father-At- Ease!

Amid vehemently burning flames like the fire of Great Fire Kalpa,
With hairs tied together upward in the shape of Buddha's flesh topknot,
Four fangs powerful and fierce, and countenance much awe-inspiring,
Thousand kinds of light emitting from His body are flamingly bright,
His hands hold curved knife, hatchet, noose, spear, and heavenly staff,
Wearing tiger fur as skirt and heavenly garment as clothing,
I prostrate and praise in Your holy presence that is like smoke in dark color!

Weng, Veneration in the Presence of Mother Bhagavan, Vajra Yogini!

Holy Mother, Mother of the Three Realms, Unsurpassable and Named "At-Ease" Mother,
Feared-by-Bu-Duo Mother, Mother of Constant Dripping, Mother of Vajra Great Nature,
Vajra Throne Mother, Others-Cannot-Excel-and-Eyes-Swirling Mother,
Capable-of-Exhausting-Poisons Mother, Wrathful Mother, Mother with Fangs,
Honorable and Supreme Mother, Capable-of-Rendering-Beings-Foolish-Dull-and-Ignorant Mother,
I prostrate and praise in the presence of Supreme-Yoga Yogini, At-Ease-with-Desires Mother!


Supplication to Vajra Yogini

Veneration in the Presence of the Root of Sunyata Bliss, Vajra Yogini!

Most sincerely I supplicate and invite the arrival of Vajra Yogini,
To be my Vajra Guru and breast-feed me in the Lotus Palace,
So that Buddha fruits will soon be attained and I can live long to save all beings.
Time is no longer early, body is getting old,
What a pity that I practice blindly, like a blind horse running on a dangerous path!
My parents (all sentient beings) are in deep suffering, and in this Kali Age much topsy-turvy.
Even though I had left my family for Dharma, the grace of Gurus had not been repaid (due to my lack of accomplishments).
The task is solemn and heavy, the path long and stretching, and attainment difficult to achieve,
With no other sources to look up to for blessing, I rely only on Your Holiness for guidance!

Original Face

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the original face of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the one flavor of phenomena and wisdom in harmony,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly see the Original Face, and attain One-flavor Yoga.
Mahamudra Mother! Great Perfection Mother!
Supreme-Yoga Mother! Supreme-Nature Mother!

Wisdom Crown

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the wisdom crown atop Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with virtuous features of Mother Vajra-holder,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly receive supreme initiations, and attain the position of Vajra-holder.
Mother Bhagavan! Mother Vairochana!
Mother Vajra-holder! Mother Adi Buddha!

Pig Head

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the pig head atop Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with bright and empty nature of Great Ignorance,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain through brightness in sleep the Dharmakaya of Buddha.
Great Ignorance Mother! Mother of Original Nature! Vajra Pig Mother (Vajra Yogini)!
Great Brightness Mother! Unsurpassable-Yoga Mother!

Three Eyes

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the three eyes of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the Three Wisdoms such as the Leak-free Wisdom,
Capable of rendering beings to obtain the feature of a bright white lock of hair between eyebrows, and rapidly attain the Wisdom of Knowing-past-present-and-future.
Holy Mother! Great Central Channel Mother! Mother with the Wisdom of Knowing-past-present-and-future!
Others-Cannot-Excel-and-Eyes-Swirling Mother!

Four Fangs

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the four fangs of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with wondrous applications of the Nature of Great Anger,
Capable of rendering beings to attain the ability to debate without four hindrances and to preach Dharma at ease.
Mother with Fangs! Wrathful Mother! Taming-Devils Mother!
Feared-by-Bu-Duo Mother! Capable-of-Rendering-Beings-Foolish-Dull-and-Ignorant Mother!

Curved Knife

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the curved knife held by Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the genetics and name of the Curved Knife of Great Jealousy,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly cut off entanglements born of artificial distinctions, and then shoulder the Holy Karmas of Buddhas.
Non-Self Mother! Great Transcendental-Wisdom Mother! Great Curved-Knife Genes Mother! Capable-of-Fearful- Killing-and-of-Discernment-and-Unconquerable-by-Others Mother!

Skull Cup

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the skull cup held by Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with nectars of Sunyata Bliss born of Great Greed,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the Supreme Pleasure Wisdom Body of Heruka.
Great Greed Mother! Mother of Constant Dripping!
Mother of Vajra Great Nature! Supreme Offering Mother!

Two Breasts

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the two breasts of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the Nature of Sunyata Bliss of Vajra Love,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the position of Supreme Pleasure Vajra with Net of Dakinis.
At-Ease-with-Desires Mother! King-of-Supreme-Pleasure Mother!
Innate Bliss Mother! Capable-of-Nursing-Buddha's-Bodhi Mother!

Waist and Belly

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the waist and belly of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the position of the Honorable One Fulfilled with Merits and Wisdom,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain boundless merits of Dharmakaya and Rupakaya.
Honorable and Supreme Mother! Meritorious Gem Mother!
Mother with Nine Postures! Adornment-of-Bodies-of-All-Buddhas Mother!

Right Foot

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the right foot of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the Four Virtues of Buddha, not abiding in cycles of life-and-death,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the Supreme Nirvana, and realize Permanence, Bliss, Oneness and Purity.
Great Mother Buddha! Secret Wisdom Mother!
Auspicious Mother! Secretly-Self-Realized-Wisdom Mother!

Left Foot

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the left foot of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with equanimity, not abiding in Nirvana,
Capable of rendering beings to attain Supreme Equanimity in the ocean of life-and-death.
Great Emancipation Mother! Joyful Mother! Most-Honorable-of-the-Three-Realms Mother! Playing-at-Ease Mother! Unsurpassable and Named "At-Ease" Mother!

Secret Lotus

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the secret lotus of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with Four Bliss and Four Wisdoms in progressive or reverse order,
Capable of rendering beings to trace up Innate Wisdom to directly attain the Great Initiation of Brightness.
Conch Mother! Vajra Throne Mother! Storage-of-Pleasures Mother!
Innate Wisdom Mother! Capable-of-Exhausting-Poisons Mother!

Katanga

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the Katanga embraced by Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with supreme consorts in the A-Han practice of Vajra Love,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the position of All-Gathering-Chakra Supreme Pleasure Vajra.
Holy Karma Mother! Sunyata-Activities Mother (Dakini, Khadroma)!
Secretly-Making-Offerings Mother! Pure-and-at-Ease-with-Desires Mother!


Praise to Vajra Yogini

Grant extinction of sorrows and revival of Innate Wisdom,
Grant regulation of winds and channels and attainment of Non-death fruit,
Grant taming of devils and enemies and attraction of all beings in the Ten Dharma Realms,
I prostrate and praise in the presence of Supreme Vajra Yogini!


Praise to Dakas

Vajra solid and erect to enter the deep secret palace,
Wondrous innate joy attained beyond time and space.
Union of pleasure and non-self achieved in Dakinis,
And original purity of lust revealed, all through you!


Praise to Four-arm Mahakala

Dedicated to guarding the Mandala of Great Pleasure Heruka;
Transforms into crows that fly freely to far away places.
Sacred places everywhere are surrounded by flocks of ravens.
Fire pujas and vase offerings are often blessed with thy following.


Supplication to Bodhisattva Wei-Tuo

Protector of Buddha Dharma, a great knight,
Followed by the Four Cardinal Heavenly Kings,
Worshipped in all Chinese monasteries,
Help spread holy Dharma with all your might!

You hold practitioners to be your children,
Always give timely encouragement and provision.
Just as you helped Guru Yogi Chen all the way,
Please keep me in your favor to benefit all!


A Prayer for Yogi Chen's Blessings

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage
As unified in Guru Chen, a personification of Manjusri.
Pray the faithful ones be blessed with wishes fulfilled;
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain,
Forever merits accumulate and wisdom grow.


Praise to the Dragon King

The compassion of Dragon King's mind is deeper than oceans;
Rain and dew drops showered everywhere to moisten the world.
Receiving vase offerings to promote aspirations toward Bodhi,
Sentient beings with lucky connections are all blessed by thy grace.


Lunar 25th Praises to Dakinis

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Praise to Wondrous Sound Mother Buddha

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Praise to Vajra Yogini

Grant extinction of sorrows and revival of Innate Wisdom,
Grant regulation of winds and channels and attainment of Non-death fruit,
Grant taming of devils and enemies and attraction of all beings in the Ten Dharma Realms,
I prostrate and praise in the presence of Supreme Vajra Yogini!


Supplication to Vajra Yogini

Veneration in the Presence of the Root of Sunyata Bliss, Vajra Yogini!

Most sincerely I supplicate and invite the arrival of Vajra Yogini,
To be my Vajra Guru and breast-feed me in the Lotus Palace,
So that Buddha fruits will soon be attained and I can live long to save all beings.
Time is no longer early, body is getting old,
What a pity that I practice blindly, like a blind horse running on a dangerous path!
My parents (all sentient beings) are in deep suffering, and in this Kali Age much topsy-turvy.
Even though I had left my family for Dharma, the grace of Gurus had not been repaid (due to my lack of accomplishments).
The task is solemn and heavy, the path long and stretching, and attainment difficult to achieve,
With no other sources to look up to for blessing, I rely only on Your Holiness for guidance!

Original Face

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the original face of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the one flavor of phenomena and wisdom in harmony,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly see the Original Face, and attain One-flavor Yoga.
Mahamudra Mother! Great Perfection Mother!
Supreme-Yoga Mother! Supreme-Nature Mother!

Wisdom Crown

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the wisdom crown atop Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with virtuous features of Mother Vajra-holder,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly receive supreme initiations, and attain the position of Vajra-holder.
Mother Bhagavan! Mother Vairochana!
Mother Vajra-holder! Mother Adi Buddha!

Pig Head

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the pig head atop Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with bright and empty nature of Great Ignorance,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain through brightness in sleep the Dharmakaya of Buddha.
Great Ignorance Mother! Mother of Original Nature! Vajra Pig Mother (Vajra Yogini)!
Great Brightness Mother! Unsurpassable-Yoga Mother!

Three Eyes

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the three eyes of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the Three Wisdoms such as the Leak-free Wisdom,
Capable of rendering beings to obtain the feature of a bright white lock of hair between eyebrows, and rapidly attain the Wisdom of Knowing-past-present-and-future.
Holy Mother! Great Central Channel Mother! Mother with the Wisdom of Knowing-past-present-and-future!
Others-Cannot-Excel-and-Eyes-Swirling Mother!

Four Fangs

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the four fangs of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with wondrous applications of the Nature of Great Anger,
Capable of rendering beings to attain the ability to debate without four hindrances and to preach Dharma at ease.
Mother with Fangs! Wrathful Mother! Taming-Devils Mother!
Feared-by-Bu-Duo Mother! Capable-of-Rendering-Beings-Foolish-Dull-and-Ignorant Mother!

Curved Knife

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the curved knife held by Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the genetics and name of the Curved Knife of Great Jealousy,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly cut off entanglements born of artificial distinctions, and then shoulder the Holy Karmas of Buddhas.
Non-Self Mother! Great Transcendental-Wisdom Mother! Great Curved-Knife Genes Mother! Capable-of-Fearful- Killing-and-of-Discernment-and-Unconquerable-by-Others Mother!

Skull Cup

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the skull cup held by Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with nectars of Sunyata Bliss born of Great Greed,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the Supreme Pleasure Wisdom Body of Heruka.
Great Greed Mother! Mother of Constant Dripping!
Mother of Vajra Great Nature! Supreme Offering Mother!

Two Breasts

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the two breasts of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the Nature of Sunyata Bliss of Vajra Love,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the position of Supreme Pleasure Vajra with Net of Dakinis.
At-Ease-with-Desires Mother! King-of-Supreme-Pleasure Mother!
Innate Bliss Mother! Capable-of-Nursing-Buddha's-Bodhi Mother!

Waist and Belly

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the waist and belly of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the position of the Honorable One Fulfilled with Merits and Wisdom,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain boundless merits of Dharmakaya and Rupakaya.
Honorable and Supreme Mother! Meritorious Gem Mother!
Mother with Nine Postures! Adornment-of-Bodies-of-All-Buddhas Mother!

Right Foot

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the right foot of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with the Four Virtues of Buddha, not abiding in cycles of life-and-death,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the Supreme Nirvana, and realize Permanence, Bliss, Oneness and Purity.
Great Mother Buddha! Secret Wisdom Mother!
Auspicious Mother! Secretly-Self-Realized-Wisdom Mother!

Left Foot

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the left foot of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with equanimity, not abiding in Nirvana,
Capable of rendering beings to attain Supreme Equanimity in the ocean of life-and-death.
Great Emancipation Mother! Joyful Mother! Most-Honorable-of-the-Three-Realms Mother! Playing-at-Ease Mother! Unsurpassable and Named "At-Ease" Mother!

Secret Lotus

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the secret lotus of Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with Four Bliss and Four Wisdoms in progressive or reverse order,
Capable of rendering beings to trace up Innate Wisdom to directly attain the Great Initiation of Brightness.
Conch Mother! Vajra Throne Mother! Storage-of-Pleasures Mother!
Innate Wisdom Mother! Capable-of-Exhausting-Poisons Mother!

Katanga

May I lead all beings in the Three Realms to take refuge in the Katanga embraced by Vajra Yogini!
Fully endowed with supreme consorts in the A-Han practice of Vajra Love,
Capable of rendering beings to rapidly attain the position of All-Gathering-Chakra Supreme Pleasure Vajra.
Holy Karma Mother! Sunyata-Activities Mother (Dakini, Khadroma)!
Secretly-Making-Offerings Mother! Pure-and-at-Ease-with-Desires Mother!


Praise to Ma Machig

Cutting through attachment to body to offer compassionate sacrifice,
In wondrous application of wisdom and compassion all things unite.
Intangible non-self, though hard to grasp, is given a practical shortcut.
Originating a Tantric path to feed back India, none other than Machig!


Praise to Six Classes of Dakinis

Veneration in the presence of Six Classes of Dakinis!

Supreme Significance Brightness Dakinis,
Incessantly without disappearance,
Inseparable for even a blink
From anyone who attained the original face. (Central Class)

Wisdom Vajra Dakinis,
Without interruption, naturally and thoroughly clear,
Attitude and postures graceful and sublime,
Creating things that are originally ready-made. (Eastern Class)

Liberation Karma Dakinis,
Fearless as burning flames,
Attack by surprise to strip devil's mind,
Act freely at will without bondage or care. (Northern Class)

Supreme Pleasure Lotus Dakinis,
In Sunyata room reveals Wisdom bliss,
Dancing countenance with flying brows,
Spring wind cultivates peaches and plums (in Chinese a way to refer to disciples). (Western Class)

Grandeur Jewel Dakinis,
Rich and splendor without peers,
Radiance bewildering,
Wish-fulfilling Gem in the Mind. (Southern Class)

Amid-worldlings Dakinis,
Without leaving the original station of things,
Lotus emerged from mire,
Revealing grace as desires flow. (Worldly Class)

High and cloudless autumn sky,
Who could realize its significance?
As soon as intimacy allowed,
One attains Adi Buddha realm. (Central Class)

Plain and light, avoiding cosmetics,
Naked without any ornaments,
As eyes just contacted,
Mutual affection arose as seeing mirror images. (Eastern Class)

As it is, without superficial considerations,
Directly cut it off in its entirety,
Killing and resurrecting simultaneously,
There is no escape from the Heaven. (Northern Class)

Why distinguish between ancient and present?
Why distinguish between confused and clear?
Deluded ones as well as awakened ones,
From ancient time always relied on your companionship. (Western Class)

Boundless storage of wind and moon (romantic affairs),
Nobility as well as lowborn, all look up to,
The affairs within one's sleeves (domain of privacy),
Blossom of Mind is always adored by one. (Southern Class)

Jade bone and icy flesh (shiny and smooth skin),
Moon-like countenance accompanied by colorful-cloud garment,
Sunyata Bliss without recess,
Constantly busy for the great activities. (Worldly Class)

A child carrying a gem to go begging,
What dug up by a fox again buried by the fox,
When will one say, "that is enough"?
You should remember your vows! (Central Class)

Used daily without comprehending it,
Returned and then found something to learn from,
Do not walk on the even path,
You should remember your vows! (Eastern Class)

Just as supporting a drunken person,
East or west is leaning sidewise in each case,
Fail to be right at the spot,
You should remember your vows! (Northern Class)

As a dog biting a bone to taste only its own blood,
Sunyata and pleasures do not match,
Fallen amid fogs,
You should remember your vows! (Western Class)

Bought a wooden box and yet returned the jade inside,
Turn a leather-coat inside out to carry firewood,
Being ignorant of equality of all matters,
You should remember your vows! (Southern Class)

Developing the Lotus Treasure,
Extraordinarily generous to make the body-offering,
Grand vows like thunders to ears,
You should remember your vows! (Worldly Class)

Innate awareness, state of self-illumination,
Even inside a bag it reveals itself like the tip of a knife,
Striving to reach the most profound,
You should remember your vows! (Central Class)

Without practice, free from expectation and suspicion,
Ordinary, without any peculiarity,
It is right here,
You should remember your vows! (Eastern Class)

Greed, anger, ignorance, arrogance and suspicion,
Entity and uses are not in disarray,
Lively escape according to original nature,
You should remember your vows! (Northern Class)

Shape, sound, smell, taste and touch,
Five wondrous desires of one entity,
Mind in Sunyata had attained it,
You should remember your vows! (Western Class)

Gem lights like rainbows and sun-lit clouds,
Equanimity as home,
Fulfilled with Dharma joy,
You should remember your vows! (Southern Class)

The Nyukuma of nowadays
And the Yeshe Tsogyal of late,
Arrive here, arrive here!
You should remember your vows! (Worldly Class)

The Longevity Dakinis of modern time,
Just as you attended Milarepa as his consorts,
Come into being, come into being!
You should remember your vows! (Worldly Class)


Supplication to All Dakinis for Recalling Their Vows

Veneration to the Grand Master of Dakinis, Vajra Yogini!
Veneration to Vows of Dakinis!

Dakinis form the Root of Sunyata Bliss,
Yielding Wisdom Bliss and Lotus Pleasure,
Capable of helping practitioners to attain Vajra-holder,
I supplicate that You remember Your vows!

Where Diu Sun Qin Ba attained Buddhahood,
Ka Ma Ye Bi is still in sight,
You had vowed in the presence of Vajrapani
That You would be practitioners' consort to help their attainment.
This practitioner had developed great Bodhicitta
To attain Non-death Fruit in this body within this life.
As the basis of the Root of Sunyata Bliss
I supplicate that You remember Your vows!

Transgressions of Silas not yet purified, I should purify them,
Supplication not sincere enough, I should be whole-hearted,
Mahamudra still shallow, I should endeavor to attain it profound,
Wind practices not yet mastered, I should endeavor to master them,
Wisdom Drops not yet fulfilled, I should endeavor to keep them full.
The vows made at Ka Ma Ye Bi,
The vows made in the presence of Vajrapani,
I solemnly supplicate that You readily recall them,
And immediately appear here to be my helpful consort!

Faith and Compassion mutually matched,
Instantaneously You should be in my presence;
Even though You have not appeared in three or five years,
As long as there is a breath in me I will not lose my faith!
Holding on to my causes I shall eventually obtain the fruits,
No appearance of Dakini still will not hurt my causes;
Even if in this life no appearance of Dakini is favored me,
At the moment of dying my faith will not regress!

Life after life I will continue to supplicate You constantly,
Eventually there will be the auspicious time of Your arrival;
Your vows will not be vacuous promises to practitioners,
Thus can be guaranteed by the Master of Secret Tantra (Vajrapani).
Your arrival is certainly a condition conducive to accomplishment,
Lack of Your presence encourages practitioners to be more diligent;
To benefit sentient beings soon may Your arrival be moved forward,
Such faith should be in concord with Your great compassion!
The vows made at Ka Ma Ye Bi,
The vows made in the presence of Vajrapani,
I solemnly supplicate that You readily recall them,
And immediately appear here to be my helpful consort!

In the past a Tibetan Guru made a pilgrimage to India
And was fortunate enough to meet Mother Buddha Niguma
Descending from sky to grant him great initiations,
And then met Mother Guru Su Ka Xi Di
Who granted him initiations and became his consort for life!
Both the Great Patriarch Dang Tong Ga Po
And his disciple Da Na La Da
Met Dakinis at their respective opportune time.
With a body entangled by sinful karmas
I was born into this Kali Age of degenerated teachings;
My faith dare not be inferior to those of the ancient Gurus,
Your compassion should be superior to those of the ancient Dakinis!

Ancient Gurus Sa La Ha,
Xia Wa Lyu and Ya Huo La,
All relied on Dakinis to attain great accomplishments;
May I follow their suit and reach Enlightenment!
Guru Bi Wa Ba was granted initiation by Wu Wo Mu (Non-self Mother),
And instantly attained realization of the Sixth Bhumi (sixth ground of Bodhisattva);
Extremely wondrous and supreme causal conditions such as this,
May I instantaneously realize within this session!

Through the grace of Guru I had learned teachings on Vajra Love, (note)
The Twenty-four Mandalas are still not hidden,
How could such profound and expansive grace be repaid?
Only through earlier arrival of Your Holy Presence,
To be my Guru and mutually we depend on each other,
Until accomplishment of Non-death without departure,
And abide long among heavenly or human beings to guide them,
To the Root of Sunyata Bliss thus I earnestly supplicate!

Note: For those who had made pilgrimage to the Buddhist holy sites in India this sentence may be replaced by the following sentence:
Through the grace of Buddha I had arrived at the supreme sites,


Praise to Dakas

Vajra solid and erect to enter the deep secret palace,
Wondrous innate joy attained beyond time and space.
Union of pleasure and non-self achieved in Dakinis,
And original purity of lust revealed, all through you!


Praise to Wondrous Sound Mother Buddha

Wondrous sounds emerged from original silence
Your abilities in debating reveal wisdom profound
While good enough to match Manjusri in wisdom
Equal in merits to Yeshe Tsogyal in Dharma services
Germinating wisdom in beings to grant enlightenment
Opening minds to increase their abilities in skillful means
With clarity of mind all good fortune will naturally gather
Your thousand strings will spread Dharma sounds forever


Praise to Paldan Lhamo

Guardian mother of the Buddha land among snowy mountains,
Revealed her rainbow body to Guru Chen to resolve his doubt.
Each hindrance encountered was guided through by her grace,
Just as a son attains safety only because of being led by his mother.


Praise to Four-arm Mahakala

Dedicated to guarding the Mandala of Great Pleasure Heruka;
Transforms into crows that fly freely to far away places.
Sacred places everywhere are surrounded by flocks of ravens.
Fire pujas and vase offerings are often blessed with thy following.


Supplication to Bodhisattva Wei-Tuo

Protector of Buddha Dharma, a great knight,
Followed by the Four Cardinal Heavenly Kings,
Worshipped in all Chinese monasteries,
Help spread holy Dharma with all your might!

You hold practitioners to be your children,
Always give timely encouragement and provision.
Just as you helped Guru Yogi Chen all the way,
Please keep me in your favor to benefit all!


A Prayer for Yogi Chen's Blessings

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage
As unified in Guru Chen, a personification of Manjusri.
Pray the faithful ones be blessed with wishes fulfilled;
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain,
Forever merits accumulate and wisdom grow.


Praise to the Dragon King

The compassion of Dragon King's mind is deeper than oceans;
Rain and dew drops showered everywhere to moisten the world.
Receiving vase offerings to promote aspirations toward Bodhi,
Sentient beings with lucky connections are all blessed by thy grace.


Lunar 29th Praises to Protectors

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Praise to Vaishravana Heavenly King

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Supplication to Vaishravana Heavenly King

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Praise to the Eastern Heavenly King

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Praise to the Four Great Heavenly Kings

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Praise to Jesus of Compassionate Tolerance

P0050

Praise to the Dragon King

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In Praise of Goddess of Earth

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Supplication to King Gesar

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Praise to Cemetery Protectors

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The Grace of Mountain God

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Supplication to Bodhisattva Wei-Tuo

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Supplication to Protector Guan Gong

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The Honorable Protector Yi De

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The Honorable Protector Xuan De

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Praise to Door Gods

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A Prayer for Yogi Chen's Blessings




Praise to Wen Du Jia Po

Veneration to the Great Protector King of Great Equanimity, Capable of Eliminating both Grasping to Holiness and That to Worldliness!

Appearing from the Wisdom Brightness of Innate Awakening,
Attended personally by those free from both sides of duality,
Great protection maintained in constantly guarding nothing,
This is the secret of minds of Buddhas as well as of beings.

With two heads, two feet and two pairs of hands,
Drawing two bows, about to shoot arrows,
Upper hands shooting to the right to eliminate the concept of a Buddha,
Lower hands shooting to the left to disperse grasping to worldliness.

Two heads, one above the other, and both are semi-wrathful,
Amid yellow color there is visible hue of red color,
Yellow signifies Wisdom of Equality that can induce,
Red signifies all in the Dharmadhatu that are attracted.

Accomplishing supreme or common merits as opportunities arise,
Possessing both sides of duality, yet free from them in their oneness.
Other parts of Your body is of dark blue color,
Your two feet stood firmly on the ground of immovable reality.

To demonstrate that all are ready-made and originally fulfilled,
Your whole body is naked without any ornamental adornment.
Devils are self-bound by dualistic perverse views,
The arrows deliver compassionate power to set them free!

Applying Wisdom of Equality and that of Discernment simultaneously,
Your four hands automatically accomplish the Four Salvation Activities.
The Four Silas of Dharma Nature such as Non-abiding,
Non-substantial, Openness and Oneness,
Whoever can maintain no infringement of them will be protected.
Those with Great Bodhicitta always come to You to pay homage!


Praise to Five Longevity Dakinis

Veneration to the Private Protectresses of Patriarch Milarepa, the Five Longevity Dakinis!

Guru Milarepa of snowy mountains
Taught marrow of practice in His stanza on Three Arrivals.
As His aspiration corresponded to the Right Dharma,
Holy Dakinis constantly accompanied Him.

Buddha of Boundless Life with compassion penetrating bones,
Transformed and displayed the Nine Postures.
To nourish Wisdom and Holy Karma,
The Five Dakinis shouldered both classes of activities.

Wish-fulfilling Non-death grease
Capable of relieving the hunger for Sunyata Bliss,
Light of Vajra flaming bright,
Liberated fearless lion! (Central Dakini)

Holding Wisdom Mirror at chest,
Image of Ten Dharma Realms are therein,
Upholding high the Banner of Dharma,
Constantly and tirelessly protect the teachings! (Eastern Dakini)

Supreme Pleasure tamed tiger's ignorance,
Wondrous flavor generously shared widely,
Releasing gems in boundless measures,
Granting kindness with equal mind. (Southern Dakini)

Longevity vase is pond of nectars,
Provisions are determined to arrange for,
Taming sentient beings like taming deer,
Constantly maintain wondrous conditions. (Western Dakini)

Suitable for auspicious seat,
Taming greed and enjoying renunciation,
As lively as a dragon,
No doubt will realize fruitful attainments. (Northern Dakini)

Time passed would not come again!
Impermanence is urging daily.
Task heavy while path extensive,
Prolonging life depends on your cultivation.

Having renounced, intentions became like ashes,
Staying in a remote mountain, how could this be a way to attract wealth?
The precious youthful-vase body
How could it be free from calamities without Your protection?

Wondrous body, nest of safety and pleasure,
How is Innate Bliss?
As soon as favored by Your loving protection,
Instantly realized Amitabha!

Worldly affairs are like illusive flowers,
I am determined to live on nettles,
Such single-minded sincerity should inspire
You to remember Your vows!

What Samaya depends on,
Open channels and body floats to fly,
Truth and common sense match,
You should remember Your vows!

Silas, Samadhi and Wisdom are to be completed with Your help,
Dharmakaya, Sambhogakaya and Nirmanakaya are to be accomplished through You,
Coming into being, coming into being,
You should remember Your vows!

Light that shines brightly without ceasing,
Pervading in ten directions through past, present and future,
Attaining the Non-death body,
You should remember Your vows!

With virtuous merits as my Guru (Milarepa),
Wondrous Lotus please bestow compassion on me,
Arrive here, arrive here,
You should remember Your vows!

In lunar March of the year Yi You (1945) composed at Tian Long Yan, Heavenly Dragon Cliff, to the East of You County, Hunan, China

Note: The Tibetan names of the Longevity sisters is Tseringma.


Praise to Dang Jin Duo Ji Le Ba

Veneration in the Presence of Dang Jin Duo Ji Le Ba, the Great Protector who sustains Guru Rin-po-che's salvation activities!

Deathless Lotus-born, storage of rightful benefits through any connections,
With endless salvation activities, who could shoulder such great tasks?

Vowed to offer services and renowned everywhere is Honorable Duo Ji Le Ba,
Imbued with compassion to marrows, He follows sentient beings as their shadows.

The seed-word in His heart is the dark red Zhi, using eradication to induce devils to Dharma,
Its brightness pervades everywhere, reaching devils' backs like thorny prickles.

Opening full and round His wrathful eyes, staring intently like a tiger's gaze at its prey,
Applying surprise attacks to take over devils' minds, and thus render them to abide in the Great Rest.

With a hammer made of meteorite iron in His right hand, He strikes on the Heart Essence stem
To guard and protect Original Purity and render steadfast the Great Perfection.

With a wind-blower in His left hand, He fans up the flames of Wisdom,
Thereby all Three Realms of Existence are burned down, and yet no grassland caught fire.

Riding on a goat with supernatural ability in transportation, moving as fast as lightning,
Carrying on salvation activities as ordered with great powers and great endeavors.

The Three Realms are shaken, and the big Earth is tamed under such awesome power,
With three hundred and sixty brothers in retinue, He is full of awe-inspiring virtues.

His twelve Mother Protectresses would break the body and life of Sila-infringers,
With vehemence as well as compassion, just as an angry mother disciplines her child.

In this Kali age the Five Kinds of Pollution are in abundance, and Buddha's sons are like gold among sand,
Just as protecting one's own eyes, You and retinue serve Dharma Master as servants and maids!

Who are those that caused all sorrows in violation of the Great Perfection View?
Tear away devils of Mind, as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those practitioners that possess the right views and are steadfast in observing the Four Silas of Dharma Nature,
Help them to play with supernatural transformations, as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Devil of Death, Devils of Diseases, Devils of Heavenly Realms and Devils of Sorrows,
Since Buddha sprouts have many hindrances so You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those abiding on cliffs or in caves to practice, or those after years of practice still have not gained attainment,
Help them to develop meritorious virtues, as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those providing good and wondrous attendance, or those granting supreme pleasures,
May they be induced to Dharma smoothly as You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those opposing Guru Rin-po-che's teachings, who slander or become hindrance to Dharma,
Grant rightful benefits to all of them as You should recall the vows that You had made!

To revive Guru Rin-po-che's teachings and serve as the refuge for all beings in the Three Realms of Existence,
Such grand intention of mine matches Yours so You should recall the vows that You had made!

Supreme teachings, supreme Yana of fruitful stage, supreme Dharma and supreme guidance,
Grand events and grand holy karmas, so You should recall the vows that You had made!

Those who have heard your solemn vows or those who recites this praise to you,
May Wisdom, Compassion and Power be theirs, as You should recall the vows that You had made!


Praise to the Ocean-like Assembly of All Protectors

Veneration to the Root of Holy Karma, the Ocean-like Assembly of All Holy Wisdom-Protectors and Karma-Protectors!

Non-substantial and open mind,
In oneness of all yet non-abiding,
Steadfastly observing Silas of Dharma Nature,
Secret of Mind is to guard the original state. (Wen Du Jia Po)

Single tooth as sharp as Phurba,
Single breast pouring nectars,
Single eye beholds with compassion,
Compassion pervades the Three Non-abidings. (A Song Ma)

Wisdom eyes blink all over the body,
Upholding the tip of the Nine Yanas,
Shooting arrows up into the sky,
One right at another, none will fall down. (Ya Huo La)

Determined and ever diligent,
Moving at the speed of lightning,
Raising Dharma hammer up high,
Who dares to stay in the way of such great force? (Dang Jin Duo Ji Le Ba)

Yidam, father and son,
Serving also as Dharma protectors,
Phurba so sharp,
It renders devils to pass away well. (Pu Ba)

Auspicious Mahakala,
Appearing from immovable Dharma Nature,
Guardian of supreme and common Yanas,
Original face of Adi Buddha. (Paldan Lhamo and Mahakala in Union)

Body for play of wondrous pleasure,
Secretly induce and tame,
Ha Ha He He,
To help mature Tummo. (Four-arm Mahakala)

Compassion of all in oneness, free from causal conditions,
Inspired responses to calls for help like echoes,
Just as a mother remembering her child,
No calls heard without attending. (Six-arm Mahakala)

In charge of protection of Dharma in all Chinese communities,
Demonstrating more awesome power when facing dangers,
Without Your endeavors,
Whom else could I return to safety with? (General Wei Tuo)

Horse neighs in winds blowing vigorously,
Dharma lamp has only flickering flame remained,
Precious banner resurrected,
Cut off jealousy and destroy hardship and dangers. (Horse-head Vajra)

Power of wealth and power of authority,
Each of the Three Honorable Ones can attract both,
With elephant trunk, arrow, hook and rope,
Nowhere in the Dharmadhatu cannot be reached. (Three Red Honorable Ones)

Six thousand thousand millions Buddhas,
Jointly transformed into Thee,
Wherever devils and hindrances are,
They will be consumed by huge flaming fire. (Bu Dong Ming Wang, Immovable Wisdom King)

Five Longevity Dakinis,
Wisdom and Holy Karma,
To love is to serve,
Truth and worldliness mutually match well. (Longevity Dakinis)

Transformed from Yidam (Supreme Pleasure Vajra),
Husband and wife both awesome and ferocious,
Sunyata and pleasure indistinguishable,
Leading practitioners to enter the supreme realm. (Luo Cha Yi Hu)

Where Avatamsaka Sutra originated,
Dragon Palace stores much treasures,
Moving on clouds to grant rains,
Great Earth baths in Your gracious blessings. (Dragon King)

Great roc with golden wings,
That can cover the Three Realms,
Myriads of poisons can be dispelled,
Evil dragons could not cause harms. (Garuda)

Personally guarding Dharma propagations,
Upholding the horse-feet of Guru Rin-po-che's mount,
Gracious blessings of the Four Heavenly Kings,
Were much obliged during my retreat years. (Four Heavenly Kings of the Cardinal Directions)

The master in charge of all devil armies,
All in the Three Realms are overwhelmed,
At ease in inducing and attraction,
Mutually dependent without defeats. (Mahadeva)

Transformed from Yamantaka,
Guardian of heart essence teachings,
Protecting and upholding incessantly,
With single eye none dares to stare at. (Honorable Zhua)

The scorpion in Guru Rin-po-che's hand,
Once tamed and taken refuge, no more trespasses,
Great strength can be put to use,
Wisely like Lu Ban, a master carpenter, applying his ax. (Honorable Great Strength)

In malicious, ferocious and wrathful form,
Brave might shatters devils and enemies,
With inconceivable supernatural powers,
Maintaining vows to help grand achievements. (Great General Yaksa)

Transforming at will as empty sky,
The black female master of thousand protectors,
Capable of swallowing all in the Three Realms of Existence,
Granting lion's milk to Buddha's sons. (Paldan Lhamo)

Male and female, birds and animals, of Your retinue,
Engaging in hooking, killing, and all the rest of the Eight Activities,
Knocking bones and sucking marrows,
All Four Devils are swallowed up together.

All things in the presence of black color,
Transforming and again transforming incessantly,
Immeasurable yet free from pollutions,
Never lost the original face.

Lion, tiger, deer, horse, donkey, goat, dragon, ox,
All of them with supernatural ability to transport,
Tracing after calls for help to relieve sufferings,
Treading devils with such cruelty.

Curved-knife, hatchet, Phurba, sword,
Bow, arrow, lance, staff, hammer,
Hook, rope, lock and bell,
Weapons displayed at four borders.

Hong, Pei, Ma, Jue, Zhi,
Cuo, Xie, Ha, Bang, Tong,
Ma, La, Ya, Pei,
To render dead and render confused.

Tiger, leopard, elephant, human, skin,
Bone, flesh, blood, heart, intestines,
Banner spreading in victory,
Awesome power is so conspicuous.

One should steadfastly observe the Silas of Dharma Nature,
Complicated rules of conduct will then be naturally included,
My mind aspires toward such state,
You should remember Your vows!

Devil of Death, Devil of Interruption,
Devil of Heaven, Devil of Sorrows,
Completely annihilated,
You should remember Your vows!

Illness of Chan, illness of the Four Elements,
Illness of wind, illness of contagious nature,
Can no longer invade,
You should remember Your vows!

Robbers, thieves, and the rest of Eight Hindrances,
Adverse conditions will not cause disturbances,
Calamities and hindrances all pacified,
You should remember Your vows!

Clothing, food, residence and Dakini,
Luck, longevity, authority, wealth, fame,
Opportune conditions gathered,
You should remember Your vows!

Thirty-seven branches of Bodhi,
Eight Virtues and Five Kayas of Buddhas all together,
The fruit of Buddhahood is accomplished,
You should remember Your vows!


Praise to Two-arm Mahakala

Wisdom protector originated from Adi-Buddha,
Immovable, humble and mighty over evil.
Imitating such a model, practiced in past lives;
Body and mind still observe the accustomed mode.


Praise to Paldan Lhamo

Guardian mother of the Buddha land among snowy mountains,
Revealed her rainbow body to Guru Chen to resolve his doubt.
Each hindrance encountered was guided through by her grace,
Just as a son attains safety only because of being led by his mother.


Supplication to the Great White Umbrella Mother-Buddha

Heads, eyes, hands and feet are all countless.
Endless skillful means are possessed by you.
The Great white umbrella shelters all beings.
Perfect protection constantly bestows on us!


Praise to Four-arm Mahakala

Dedicated to guarding the Mandala of Great Pleasure Heruka;
Transforms into crows that fly freely to far away places.
Sacred places everywhere are surrounded by flocks of ravens.
Fire pujas and vase offerings are often blessed with thy following.


Praise to Six-arm Mahakala

Suffering of beings in the six realms
Compassion of Buddhas in the six directions
Are all loaded upon your capable six arms

Great compassion of Guan Yin
Great mercy of universal salvation
Great power capable of their realization

Solid virtue unmovable
More obvious in the face of obstacles
Like black covering all remaining colors

Arrived without being supplicated
Dharma is your only concern
Real refuge of Buddha's offspring you are


Praise in Salutation to Wrathful Protectors

Out of compassion for sentient beings, protecting the right Dharma
Eager to safeguard and protect, real feelings revealed

Hating not to exterminate all demons at one stroke
In spite of wrathful appearance that would scare people off

Angry eyes wide open, hairs shooting up
Bloody mouth with sharp fangs, swallowing all devils

If one sees appearances as not the real situation
Only then will one comprehend that angry face was born of caring heart


Praise to Vaishravana Heavenly King

The Northern Heavenly King well-known as being generous,
Bestows Dharma treasures and worldly wealth as needed.
The grandeur of your palace is beyond imagination.
The future of dedicated practitioners are arranged by your grace.


Supplication to Vaishravana Heavenly King

Right Dharma seldom encountered, Tantric teachings difficult to receive,
Deluded beings are deep in the whirlpool of suffering

Calamities besieging daily, practice path jammed again and again,
Enlightened practitioners often suffer in hardships

Learned in Dharma and well-known for generosity, vehemently protecting the Right Path
Boundless treasure of merits, powers and wisdom

Have mercy for Dharma sons with pure Bodhi aspirations, guard and guide us,
Salvation activities will prosper and last without ending


Praise to the Eastern Heavenly King

Granted me the rare opportunity to see you in dream state;
With one strike on a drum, your whole body became silver white.
Respectfully I made prostrations to beseech your blessings;
One mind set on propagation of the Dharma for sentient beings.


Praise to the Four Great Heavenly Kings

Protector of the Land constantly secures peace and harmony.
Increasing Growth cultivates prosperity to be shared and enjoyed.
Broad Eyes open wide to observe all things in the Dharmadhatu.
Well Known provides universal alms to benefit the great cosmos.


Praise to Jesus of Compassionate Tolerance

As incarnation of Avalokitesvara granted me a robe white,
With Chinese words from Sutras written all over its lining.
Compassionate tolerance sustains practitioners among the worldly;
Often think of his loneliness when enduring the crucifixion.


Praise to the Dragon King

The compassion of Dragon King's mind is deeper than oceans;
Rain and dew drops showered everywhere to moisten the world.
Receiving vase offerings to promote aspirations toward Bodhi,
Sentient beings with lucky connections are all blessed by thy grace.


In Praise of Goddess of Earth

Praise to Solid Stable Goddess of Earth

Upholding all things and allowing their stepping and trampling,
Receiving excretion and discharge without rejection or refusal,
Treasures and harvests are all offered and arbitrarily taken away,
Graceful merits of the Goddess of Earth simply are immeasurable.

Supplication to Solid Stable Goddess of Earth

Greed and evil of beings in the six realms damaged profits of the Earth.
Thus brought forth karmic catastrophes of earth quakes, fire and water.
Propagating Dharma ways to establish a Pureland for all to live in peace,
May Mother Solid Stable protect and sustain us, so all will live at ease.


Supplication to King Gesar

With illustrious record of brave deeds King Gesar awesome is.
With one flap of his protective flag all devils step back in fear.
Entering Dharma hall to preside and dispatch his mighty force,
Grand projects carried forth to help Dharma activities prosper.


Praise to Cemetery Protectors

Difficult and expansive salvation upheld by a pair of skeletons.
Their own bodies emptied so as to receive bodies of all beings.
Allowing thousands of holes and pits to be dug up or covered,
So as to merge all bodies into oneness to rest in eternal peace.


The Grace of Mountain God

Meritorious and virtuous mountain god, master of auspicious land,
After years of smoke pujas revealed the desirous shape of stove.
Proper location and desirable offerings were kindly pointed out;
Golden leopard guards retreat while tigers and monkeys patrol.


Supplication to Bodhisattva Wei-Tuo

Protector of Buddha Dharma, a great knight,
Followed by the Four Cardinal Heavenly Kings,
Worshipped in all Chinese monasteries,
Help spread holy Dharma with all your might!

You hold practitioners to be your children,
Always give timely encouragement and provision.
Just as you helped Guru Yogi Chen all the way,
Please keep me in your favor to benefit all!


Supplication to Protector Guan Gong

Long set the epitome of righteous loyalty for generations,
Chinese all over the world pay respect and tribute to you!
Bodhisattva Qie Lan attends well to all calls of his duties,
Propagation and continuation of Dharma depends on you!


The Honorable Protector Yi De

Repeating mantra and emitting lights to bless all beings,
Amid an altar hall that harmonized Sutras and Tantras,
Protector Yi De appeared with awesome posture,
Snake-spearhead lance thrusts through all hindrances!


The Honorable Protector Xuan De

Humble to capable ones and practiced merciful ways
People's minds were drawn toward your leadership

Rather remained in dangerous and difficult situations
Than to renounce your faithful followers and subjects

Sworn to remain faithful brothers in the peach garden
And helped sustain the Han Dynasty through perils

For the sake of all beings brothers of one mind sworn
To guard and support our pure and genuine Dharma lineage


Praise to Door Gods

With name marked in history, how many are there?
Continue to give blessing incessantly, even scantier.
Conspicuous merits accumulated in protecting King;
As tides turn democratic, safeguard ordinary people.


A Prayer for Yogi Chen's Blessings

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage
As unified in Guru Chen, a personification of Manjusri.
Pray the faithful ones be blessed with wishes fulfilled;
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain,
Forever merits accumulate and wisdom grow.


Dedication of Merits

For the book, "Collection of Praises for Monthly Offerings"

Yutang Lin

May those with fortunate connections to develop pure faith,
All recite praises during monthly offerings according to this,
And thereby constantly receive blessings from the Holy Ones,
To soon attain full Enlightenment and save all sentient beings!

August 25, 2005
El Cerrito, California

A few praises composed recently had been added to this enriched edition.
May 14, 2007
El Cerrito, California


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