Aspiration of Samantabhadra

To all the Buddhas, the lions of the human race,

In all directions of the universe, through past and present and future:

To every single one of you, I bow in homage;

Devotion fills my body, speech and mind.

 

Through the power of this prayer, aspiring to Good Action,

All the victorious ones appear, vivid here before my mind

And I multiply my body as many times as atoms in the universe,

Each one bowing in prostration to all the Buddhas.

 

In every atom preside as many Buddhas as there are atoms,

And around them, all their Bodhisattva heirs:

And so I see them filling

Completely the entire space of reality.

 

Saluting them with an endless ocean of praise,

With the sounds of an ocean of different melodies,

I sing of the Buddhas’ noble qualities,

And praise all those who have gone to perfect bliss.

 

To every Buddha, I make offerings:

Of the loveliest flowers, of beautiful garlands,

Of music and perfumed ointments, the best of parasols,

The brightest lamps, and finest incense.

 

To every Buddha, I make offerings:

Exquisite garments and the most fragrant scents,

Powdered incense, heaped as high as Mount Meru,

Arranged in perfect symmetry.

 

Then the vast and unsurpassable offerings—

Inspired by my devotion to all the Buddhas, and

Moved by the power of my faith in Good Actions—

I prostrate and offer to all you Victorious Ones.

 

Whatever negative acts I have committed,

While driven by desire, hatred, and ignorance,

With my body, speech, and mind,

Before you, I confess and purify each and every one.

 

With a heart full of delight, I rejoice at all the merits

Of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,

Pratyekabuddhas, those in training, and the Arhats beyond training,

And every living being, throughout the entire universe.

 

You who are like beacons of light shining through the worlds,

Who passed through the stages of enlightenment

To attain Buddhahood, freedom from all attachment,

I exhort you, all of you protectors:

Turn the unsurpassable wheel of Dharma.

 

Joining my palms together, I pray

To you who intend to pass into nirvana,

Remain, for eons as many as the atoms in this world,

And bring well-being and happiness to all living beings.

 

What little virtue I have gathered through my homage,

Through offering, confession, and rejoicing,

Through exhortation and prayer—all of it

I dedicate to the enlightenment of beings!

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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