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Call for prayers for peace

Post by Könchok Thrinley » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:17 pm

Given some recent actions I think this could be a good time to remind us that althought there is not much we can do we can at least use the skillful means. This prayer was taken out of Rainfall of Blessings booklet found on Garchen.net. May peace spread across the world and all fires and other elemental disasters stopped.


༄༅། །འཛམ་གླིང་ཞི་བདེའི་སྨོན་ལམ། །།
The World Peace Prayer
༄༅། །སྐྱབས་གནས་བསླུ་མེད་དཀོན་མཆོག་རྩ་བ་གསུམ། །ཁྱད་པར་གངས་ཅན་མགོན་པོ་སྤྱན་རས་གཟིགས།།
kyab ne lu me kön chog tsa wa sum / kye par gang chen gön po chen re zig
To the unfailing sources of refuge, the Three Jewels and Three Roots, and especially Chenrezig, the protector of
the Land of Snows,
རྗེ་བཙུན་སྒྲོལ་མ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་འབྱུང་། །གསོལ་བ་འདེབས་སོ་ཐུགས་དམ་ཞལ་བཞེས་དགོངས།།
je tsün dröl ma gu ru pema jung / söl wa deb so thug dam zhal zhe gong
to Noble Tara and Guru Padmasambhava, I pray: please remember your sacred pledge of former times!
98སྨོན་ལམ་ཡོངས་སུ་འགྲུབ་པར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། །སྙིགས་དུས་འགྲོ་རྣམས་བསམ་སྦྱོར་ལོག་པ་དང་།།
mön lam yong su drub par jin gyi lob / nyig dü dro na sam jor log pa dang
Please grant blessings that this aspiration be entirely fulfilled! In this dark age of decline, the thoughts and actions
of beings are corrupted,
ཕྱི་ནང་འབྱུང་བ་འཁྲུགས་པའི་རྒྱུ་རྐྱེན་གྱིས། །སྔར་མ་གྲགས་པའི་མི་ཕྱུགས་དལ་ཡམས་ནད།།
chi nang jung wa trug pé gyu kyen gyi / ngar ma drag pé mi chug dal yam ne
and the balance of the outer and inner elements is lost. Through these causes and conditions, humans and animals
alike are seized by epidemics and diseases unknown in the past.
99གཟའ་ཀླུ་རྒྱལ་གདོན་ནག་ཕྱོགས་འབྱུང་པོའི་གཟེར། །བཙའ་སད་སེར་གསུམ་ལོ་ཉེས་དམག་འཁྲུགས་རྩོད། །
za lu gyal dön nag chog jung pö zer / tsa se ser sum lo nye mag trug tsö
They are struck by planetary demons, nāgas, evil spirits, dark forces, and elemental spirits. Crops are damaged by
blight, frost, and hail, and there is fighting and dispute.
ཆར་ཆུ་མི་སྙོམས་འཛམ་གླིང་ཚ་གདུང་ཐན། །ས་གཡོས་མེ་དགྲ་འབྱུང་བཞིའི་འཇིགས་པ་དང་།།
char chu mi nyom dzam ling tsa dung then / sa yö me dra jung zhí jig pa dang
Untimely rains, heat waves, and droughts in the world; fear of earthquakes, fire, adversaries, and natural catastrophes;
ཁྱད་པར་བསྟན་ལ་འཚེ་བའི་མཐའ་དམག་སོགས། །འཛམ་གླིང་ཁྱོན་འདིར་གནོད་འཚེའི་རིགས་མཐའ་དག།
kye par ten la tse wé tha mag sog / dzam ling kyön dir nö tsé rig tha dag
and in particular, evil hordes that hurt the teachings, and so forth, cause harm and violence throughout the world.
100མྱུར་དུ་ཞི་ཞིང་རྩད་ནས་འཇོམས་གྱུར་ཅིག །མི་དང་མི་མིན་འགྲོ་བ་མཐའ་དག་གི།
nyur du zhi zhing tse ne jom gyur chig / mi dang mi min dro wa tha dag gi
May these be swiftly pacified and vanquished from their very roots! In the minds of all beings, human and non-human,
རྒྱུད་ལ་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་མཆོག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ། །ངང་གིས་སྐྱེས་ནས་གནོད་འཚེའི་བསམ་སྦྱོར་བྲལ།།
gyü la jang chub sem chog rin po che / ngang gi kye ne nö tsé sam jor dral
may precious and supreme bodhicitta arise naturally. And, free of harmful thoughts and actions,
ཕན་ཚུན་བྱམས་པའི་སེམས་དང་ལྡན་ནས་ཀྱང་། །འཛམ་གླིང་མཐའ་དབུས་བདེ་སྐྱིད་དཔལ་གྱིས་འབྱོར།།
phen tsün jam pé sem dang den ne kyang / dzam ling tha ü de kyi pal gyi jor
may the minds of all be filled with love for one another! May the entire world enjoy abundant happiness and wealth!
101སངས་རྒྱས་བསྟན་པ་དར་རྒྱས་ཡུན་གནས་ཤོག །རྩ་གསུམ་རྒྱལ་བ་སྲས་བཅས་བདེན་པའི་སྟོབས།།
sang gye ten pa dar gye yün ne shog / tsa sum gyal wa se che den pé tob
May the Buddha’s teachings spread far and endure long! By the truthful power of the Three Roots, the buddhas, and bodhisattvas,
འཁོར་འདས་དགེ་བའི་རྩ་བ་གང་མཆིས་དང་། །བདག་ཅག་ལྷག་བསམ་རྣམ་པར་དཀར་བའི་མཐུས།།
khor de ge wé tsa wa gang chi dang / dag chag lhag sam nam par kar wé thü
by whatever virtuous roots there are in samsara and nirvana, and by the power of our highest pure intention,
གསོལ་བཏབ་སྨོན་པའི་འབྲས་བུ་འགྲུབ་གྱུར་ཅིག།
söl tab mön pé dre bu drub gyur chig
may this aspiration be fulfilled!
བོད་ཡུལ་བདེ་བའི་སྨོན་ལམ་འདི་ཉིད་འཛམ་གླིང་བདེ་བའི་སྨོན་ལམ་དུ་གུས་མགར་སྤྲུལ་དཀོན་མཆོག་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱིས་ཞལ་བསྒྱུར་བྱས་པ་ལགས་ན། ཉེས་འགལ་ཅི་འཆིས་བླ་མ་ལྷ་ལ་བཤགས། །།
This prayer [was written by Jamgön Kongtrül Rinpoche] for the peace and welfare of Tibet. To suit present times, Gar Tülku Könchog
Gyaltsen changed the wording slightly and confesses all faults and transgressions to the guru and the yidam.
“Observing samaya involves to remain inseparable from the union of wisdom and compassion at all times, to sustain mindfulness, and to put into practice the guru’s instructions”. Garchen Rinpoche

Formerly known as Miroku.

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Re: Call for prayers for peace

Post by Johnny Dangerous » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:41 pm

The Door of Happiness o Ngorchen Kunga Zangpo:

Dro la deikyit jungwei go chik pu
Kunkhyen gyalwei tenpa rinpoche
Yul du nei kap kun tu mi nyam pa
chok t'ar dar shing gyei par dzed du sol.

May the priceless teachings of the Omniscient One, the only door through which happiness ever appears to living beings, never decline in any place or time, but spread forth to every direction's end.

Tsei met khyen tang tse wei pel ngah shing
Gyalwei tenpa sok wei chei dzin pei
Ts'ung met lama gei wei shei nyen nam
Ku ts'e ring shing gyei par dzed du sol.

May the span of life be lengthened and enhanced for our peerless teachers and spiritual friends who cherish the Buddha's religion more than their lives and whose compassion and wisdom are measureless.

Dro la gei wei lam zang nang dzed ching
Chet tang drup pei ja wa lhur len pei
Cho jet gendun di dag shapten ching
Tinlei chok chur gyei par dzed du sol.

May the assemblies of monks who practice His teaching always endure and their works pervade the ten directions, for they point out to beings the path of virtue and carry the great burden of teaching and meditaiton.

Mi nam na ga chi wei jik met ching
Jikten yang dak ta wa tang den pei
P'en ts'un jampei yit tang den gyur ching
Tse met gawa gyei par dzed sol.

May all human beings be free from fears of old age, disease and death, but live instead with right views of existence in this world. May their minds grow to love one another, and limitless joys increase always for all.

Drong nam jampo'i lung gi yo wa yi
Ba-den karpo'i tengwei rab dzei shing
Go zang rinchen gyen tang den pa yi
Jor den kyewo kang war dzed du sol.

May the cities of the earth be beautiful, strung with rows of prayer flags, white and rippling in gentle breezes. May their inhabitants not be poor but wear the fine clothes and jewels they long to have.

Kha la lok teng gyur wei tin dzei shing
sal la ma ja gah wei gar dzei pa
simbu dal gyi bap-pei char gyun gyi
Dro nam gah wa gyei par dzed du sol.

May the eyes of living beings be gladdened by skies made splendid with clouds garlanded by lightening.
While on earth below, the peacocks dance with joy as showers of rain, falling gently, approach.

Ri nam tsa tang metok bap chu gyan
Lung nam na tsok chuk tang dru yi kang
Mi nam rab tu gah wei lu len shing
Drek tang t'ap-tsot mei par dzed du sol.

May the mountains be adorned by rippling grasses, clusters of wildflowers and by falling water, and the valleys overflow with grains and comingling herds. While men also sing songs that spring forth from joy, in freedom from pride, from wars and discord.

Gyalpo'i chab srit shi wei lek kyong shing
Bang nam gyalpo'i kah lung gu len pai
Chi tang nang gi truk'tsot nyer shi nei
Dzok den shin du dei war dzed du sol.

May rulers govern well in peaceful ways and people heed their rulers with unfeigned respect, so that all inner and outer conflicts set at rest, and well-being prevails as it did in the Age of Perfection.

Tsok lak khang nam gyalwei ku zuk tang
Damcho lek bam du mei rab dzei pa
Lha dzei chod pei tin tsok pak met kyi
Chod pei char chen gyei par dzed du sol.

May every temple be adorned by many images of the Enlightened One and by books of holy scriptures. May the great rain of worship be increased by infinite clouds of offerings offered by gods.

Gon nei t'am chet t'up ten dyong jet pa
Shei nyen gnur mik dzin pei tong khyap
Cheit tsot tsom pei ja wai du dah shing
Lok tang khaton gyei par dzed du sol.

May the chanting and study of scriptures increase in every monastery, each of them filled with spiritual friends and monks in saffron robes who uphold the teachings of the Sage and devote their days to discussing, explaining and writing about His words.

Gei nyen gei ts'ul gei long p'a ma nam
Tri ma met pei ts'ul tim tang den shing
Nam dak thu sam gom pei ja wa yi
Dei shek ten pa gyei par dzed du sol.

May the Holy Teaching of the Blessed Enlightened One be enhanced by lay disciples, by novices, monks and nuns, each endowed with moral conduct that is flawlessly pure, and diligence in study, reflection and meditation.

Drup pa po nam yeng wa kun pang nei
T'e wa kun del du dzi nam en pei
Shi wei nei su pong wa lhur len pei
tok pei yon ten gyei par dzed du sol.

May meditators who have given up every distraction be increased by those attainments of insight that follow renunciation. Away from all bustle and harm, may they ever dwell in tranquil places of solitude.

Lhak par tet pei sol wa dep jet pa
Drup po dak chak khur tang chei nam la
Lok tso del wei pel jor p'un tso'k tang
Ts'e tang damcho gyei par dzed dul sol.

May this, our own circle of meditators, whose prayers are offered with special faith, be blessed with prosperity untainted by wrong livelihood, and may our spans of life and our understanding of Dharma increase.

Jin tan tsul tim zo tang tson du tan
Samten sherab la na met sok kyi
Rang la sangye cho kun yong dzok nei
Lung tok yon ten gyei par dzed dul sol.

May there also arise within me spiritual qualities of learning and realization and the perfection of every principle which the Enlightened Ones have taught, through my own whole-hearted performance of giving, moral conduct, patience, diligence, meditation and highest wisdom.

Jin tang nyen par ma wei khor du nei
Don chod damcho ts'ul shei pei tu
Rang shen don t'un cho la lek jar nei
Shen don cho shin gyei par dzed dul sol.

For the sake of others, may I, too, grow in harmony with the Holy Teaching and gather others together through kind words and generous deeds. By the power of right explanation, may their actions and mine become attuned to the way.

Cho kyi gal kyen tah dak nyer shi shing
T'un kyen ma lu p'un sum tsok gyur nei
Kang tang kang la t'up pei rab ngak pei
Gei wa dei dak gyei par dzed du sol.

This prayer that I offer on behalf of all is that every obstacle to Dharma may vanish and every auspicious condition completely prevail. May every virtue that the Sage has praised increase always in every way!

Palden lamei t'uk jei jin lap tang
Cho kun dei shin nyit kyi den pa tang
Dak ki lhak sam nam par dak pei t'u
Ji tar sol wa tap shin drup gyur chick.

By the power of the compassionate blessings of the Holy Masters, by the truth of the Ultimate Reality of all Dharma, and by the purity of our own noble resolve, may our prayers become actuality.
"...if you think about how many hours, months and years of your life you've spent looking at things, being fascinated by things that have now passed away, then how wonderful to spend even five minutes looking into the nature of your own mind."

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Re: Call for prayers for peace

Post by Malcolm » Fri Jan 03, 2020 11:41 pm

At this very moment, for the people and the nations of the earth,
may not even the words disease, famine, war and sufferings be heard;
but rather may their moral conduct, merit, wealth and prosperity increase
and may supreme good fortune and well-being always arise for them.
-- His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche

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Re: Call for prayers for peace

Post by Minobu » Thu Jan 16, 2020 2:53 am

I recall the Dalai Lama saying there is not any text written that says world peace will be achieved. He continued saying that does not mean we should not strive for it,

Then of course the prediction that Buddha Maitreya will come when the average age is ten years old due to the fact the world will have been at total war for a long time.

It is because of this samsaric reality we get to practice for ours and others liberation.

Kinda hard to do so in paradise.

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Re: Call for prayers for peace

Post by Aemilius » Sun Jan 19, 2020 12:57 pm

All we are saying is give peace a chance
All we are saying is give peace a chance
(John Lennon)
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"All human beings are born free and equal in dignity and rights.
They are endowed with reason and conscience and should act towards one another in a spirit of brotherhood.
Sarvē mānavāḥ svatantrāḥ samutpannāḥ vartantē api ca, gauravadr̥śā adhikāradr̥śā ca samānāḥ ēva vartantē. Ētē sarvē cētanā-tarka-śaktibhyāṁ susampannāḥ santi. Api ca, sarvē’pi bandhutva-bhāvanayā parasparaṁ vyavaharantu."
Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Article 1. (in english and sanskrit)

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