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The Hundreds of Deities of The Land of Joy!



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I go for Refuge to the Triple Gem
I shall liberate all sentient beings.
To lead them to an Enlightened State,
I generate purely an Enlightened Motive. (3X)

May the surface of the earth in every direction
Be pure without even a pebble,
As smooth as the palm of a child's hand,
Naturally polished, as is lapis lazuli.

And may all space be completely filled
With the material offerings of gods and men,
Both those set before me and those mentally created
As a peerless cloud of Samanthra-bhadra offerings.

From the heart of the Protector of the hundreds of deities of the Land of Joy
Comes a cloud that resembles a mass of fresh, white curd.
Omniscient Lo-zang Dr'ag-pa, King of the Dharma,
Together with your sons, I request you to come here on its tip.

O venerable Gurus with white smiles of delight
Seated on lion-thrones, lotus and moon in the space before me,
I request you to remain for hundreds of eons in order to spread the teachings
And be the Supreme Field of Merit for my mind of faith.

Your minds have the intellect that comprehends the full extent of what can be known,
Your speech, with its excellent explanations, becomes the ear-ornament for those of good fortune,
Your bodies are radiantly handsome with glory renowned.
I prostrate to you whom to behold, hear or recall is worthwhile.

Pleasing water offerings, various flowers, fragrant incense, light and scented water
This ocean of such cloud-like offerings,
Both actually arranged and mentally created,
I present to you, O Supreme Field of Merit.

Whatever non-virtues of body, speech and mind
I have accumulated from beginningless time,
And especially any transgressions of my three vows,
I confess over and again with fervent regret from my heart.

From the depths of our hearts we rejoice, O Protectors,
In the great waves of your deeds, you who
Strove to learn and practice in this degenerate age,
And who made your fully endowed life worthwhile by abandoning the eight worldly feelings.

I dedicate whatever virtues I have collected
For the benefit of the teachings and of all sentient beings
And in particular for the essential teachings
Of Venerable Lo-zang Dr'ag-pa to shine forever.

May all sentient beings have happiness and its cause!
May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its cause!
May all sentient beings be inseparable from sorrowless bliss!
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, both greed and hatred!

The universal ground purified with scent and flower spread,
Becomes the pure realm of the Divine-wisdom view.
Magnificent Mount Meru is beautifully adorned by continents Sun and Moon.
May all Mother sentient beings enjoy this pure land!

My rising objects of carnal desire, hatred and ignorance,
Enemy, friend and stranger, my body and all possessions,
These I offer without attachment for your enjoyment,
Please bless me and all sentient beings, to be released from The three poisonous minds!

OM IDAM GURU RATNA MANDALAKAM NIRYATAYAMI!

(Nger-grub kunjung Tub-Wang Dorje Chang)

Mig-me tza-wai ter-chen Chan-Ra-Zig
Dr'I-me khyen-pai wang-po Jam-Pai-Yang
Du-pung ma-lu jom-dze Sang-Wai-Dag
G'ang-chen k'a-pai tzug-gyan Tzong-K'a-Pa
Lo-Zang Dr'ag-Pai zhab-la so-wa-deb. (21X)

Mantra to Manjushri - OM AH RA BHA TSA NA DHI! (1OOX)
Mantra to Chanrazig - OM MANI PADME HUNG! (1OOX)
Mantra to Vajrapani - OM BANZER PANI HUNG! (1OOX)

(Start of Foundations of All Perfections)

Well realizing that the root of the path,
The foundation for every realization,
Is to properly rely on my kind Guru,
Bless me to do so with great effort and devotion.

Knowing that this life of freedom, found but once,
Is difficult to gain and greatly meaningful
Bless me to develop the continual wish
All day and night to take its essence.

Mindful of death, this life disintegrates
As swiftly as a bubble in turbulent water
And after death my good and bad
Karma follows me like my shadow.

Having gained firm certainty of this,
Bless me to be ever conscientious
To abandon even the slightest harm
And practice every possible virtue.

Enjoying deceptive samsaric pleasure
Brings no contentment and is the door to all suffering,
Aware of its drawbacks, bless me to develop
A strong with for the bliss of liberation
Having found unfeigned conviction in this
Bless me to guard them with my life.

Having precisely understood the essentials
Of the two stages, heart of the Tantras,
Bless me to strive without break in four sessions
To practice Yoga as taught by holy Masters.

May the spiritual guides who reveal this excellent path
And the friends who practice it al1 live long
Please grant blessings that outer and inner
Hindrances all be fully pacified.

In all lives may I never be parted
From perfect masters and enjoy the glory of Dharma
Perfecting realizations of the paths and stages,
May I swiftly gain the state of Vajradhara.

O glorious and precious Root Guru, come take your
Lotus and moon seat placed here upon my head
And keep me safe in your great kindness.
Bestow upon me please the powerful attainments of your Body, Speech and Mind.

O glorious and precious Root Guru,
Please sit on the lotus and moon seat at my heart,
Please care for me with your great kindness,
And bestow the common and supreme attainments.

O glorious and precious Root Guru,
Come take your lotus and moon seat at my heart,
And keep me safe in your great kindness,
Remain steadfast until I achieve Buddhahood.

By this merit my I quickly
Attain the state of Guru-Buddha
And may I lead unto that state
Every being without exception!