The Merit of Bathing the Buddha

babybuddha_klein_01_03I now bathe the Tathágata.

His pure wisdom and virtue adorn the assembly.

I pray that those living beings of this period of the five impurities

may quickly witness the pure Dharma body of the Tathágata.

May the incense of morality, meditation, wisdom,

and the knowledge and experience of liberation

constantly perfume every realm of the ten directions.

I pray that the smoke of this incense will likewise

do the Buddha’s work of salvation without measure or limit.

I vow to put a stop to the three hells and the wheel of samsara,

completely extinguishing the fires and obtaining the coolness of relief,

so that all may manifest the thought of unsurpassed enlightenment,

perpetually escaping the river of desires

and advancing to the other shore of Nirvana.

―Sutra on the Merit of Bathing the Buddha

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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