Calling the Guru from AFar

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Calling the Guru from AFar

Post by Ngawang Drolma » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:32 am

Calling the Lama from Afar

Lama, think of me.

Glorious Lama dispelling the darkness of ignorance;
Glorious Lama revealing the path of liberation;
Glorious Lama liberating from the waters of cyclic existence;
Glorious Lama dispelling the diseases of the five poisons;
Glorious Lama, wish-fulfilling gem.
Glorious Lama, please bless me to recall death and impermanence sincerely. Glorious Lama, please bless me to generate contentment within myself. Glorious Lama, please bless me to dwell in isolation in one-pointed practice. Glorious Lama, please bless me to be free of any interruption to my practice. Glorious Lama, please bless me so that all bad conditions appear as helpers. Glorious Lama, please bless me to spontaneously achieve my own and other's welfare.

Please bless me now quickly.
Please bless me very quickly.
Please bless me on this very cushion.
Please bless me in this very session

To Call The Lama From Afar

Lama remember us! (4x)

Precious Lama we pray to you;
Lord of Dharma full of kindness, I call to you devotedly.

We unfortunate ones have no other hope but you.

Please bless us so that your mind and ours be united without differentiation.


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Re: Calling the Guru from AFar

Post by thornbush » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:41 am

Bowing before the Patriarchs: (A Chinese Mahayana Buddhist Liturgy excerpt)

Contemplation: (When bowing before names of lineage Patriarchs/Teachers)
The venerated and the venerator, empty and still in nature,
The alternation of the Path, of influence and response, inconceivable,
This Way Place of Mine, likened to a mani pearl,
The (Name of Patriarch) manifests within,
My form apparent before (Name of Patriarch),
Seeking eradication of hindrances, I bow in obeisance!

The last line in bowing thrice: (after individual bows to all lineage Patriarchs/Teachers)
In bowing obeisance, to the Holy Ones, All Patriarchs of East and West, All Worthy Ones of the Dharma Realm!

Namo Amitabha Buddha!

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Re: Calling the Guru from AFar

Post by Aemilius » Thu May 27, 2010 1:33 pm

Paying respect To The Pureland Patriarchs

We bow to the generations of Patriarchs of the East and West.

We bow to all the Great Good Knowing Ones throughout the world who propagate the Schools and proclaim the Teachings.

We bow to the First Patriarch the Noble Yuen, Great Master of Eastern Grove Monastery at Lu Mountain.

We bow to the Second Patriarch the Noble Dao, Great Master of Radiant light Monastery at Chang An.

We bow to the Third Patriarch the Noble Yuan, Great master of Prajna Boat Monastery at Nan Yue.

We bow to the Fourth patriarch the Noble Jau, Great Master of Bamboo Grove Monastery at Wu Tai.

We bow to the Fifth Patriarch the Noble Kang, Great Master of Black Dragon Monastery at Shing Ding.

We bow to the Sixth Patriarch the Noble Shou, Great master of Eternal Brilliance Monastery at Hang Jou.
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