The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness

Moderator: Tibetan Buddhism moderators

The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness

Postby Ngawang Drolma » Tue Jul 06, 2010 8:27 am

Erick Sherab Zangpo Tsiknopoulos July 5 at 9:25am

The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness
by Tangtong Gyalpo


LAY DANG LU BUR KYEN LAY GYUR PA YI

Those sicknesses which come from both karma and fleeting conditions –

DOEN DANG NAY DANG JUNG PO’I T’SHE WA SOG

malevolent influences, illnesses, and dangers arising from the elements,

SEM CHEN YID MI DE WAY NAY NAM KUN

and all of the sicknesses of mind which make sentient beings unhappy:

JIG TEN KHAM SU JUNG WAR MA GYUR CHIG

may these not arise in the realms of the universe!

JI TAR SHEY MAY T’HRID PAY SAY JA ZHIN

Like the way that a person to be killed is led by the executioner,

KAY CHIG CHIG LA LUE SEM DREL JEY PAY

that which causes mind and body to be separated in a single moment,

SROG T’HROG NAY KYI DUG NGEL JI NYE PA

the sufferings of sickness that snatches away life-force, in all of their multiplicity :

JIG TEN KHAM SU JUNG WAR MA GYUR CHIG

may these not arise in the realms of the universe!

CHHI DAG SHIN JEY KHA NANG TS’HUED PA TAR

Like the way that the chief sacrificer of the Lord of Death puts one into his mouth,

NAY KYI MING TSAM T’HOE PAY TRAG JEY PAY

those sicknesses which merely hearing the name of causes one to become frightened,

NYIN CHIG PA DANG TAG PAY RIM SOG KYII

the one-day sicknesses, the permanent diseases, and so on:

LUE CHEN KUN LA NOED PAR MA GYUR CHIG

may all those with bodies not be harmed by them!

NOED PAY GEG RIG TONG T’HRAG GYAY CHU DANG

The one thousand and eighty varieties of harmful obstructors,

LO BUR YE DROG SUM GYA DRUG CHU DANG

the three hundred and sixty temporary accidents created by unwanted forces,

ZHI GYA TSA ZHI’I NAY LA SOG PA YII

the four hundred sicknesses of the four nadis, and so on:

LUE CHEN KUN LA TS’HE WAR MA GYUR CHIG

may all those with bodies not be injured by them!

LUE SEM DE WA MA LUE T’HROG JEY PAY

Those who snatch away all the happiness of body and mind, with none left over,

JUNG ZHI T’HRUG PAY DUG NGEL JI NYE PA

the sufferings arising from disturbances in the elements, as many as there are:

MA LUE ZHI ZHING DANG TOB DEN PA DANG

may all of them without exception be pacified, and may there be the suffusion of the strength of inner radiance,

TS’HE RING NAY MEY DE KYID DEN PAR SHOG

long life, freedom from illness, and conjoinment with bliss and happiness!

LA MA KOEN CHHOG SUM GYI T’HUG JE DANG

Through the great compassion of the Guru and the Triple Gem,

KHAN DRO CHHOE KYONG SRUNG MAY NUE T’HUE DANG

through the capable might of the dakinis and Dharma protectors,

LAY DRAY LU WA MEY PAY DEN TOB KYII

and by the power of infallible karmic causality,

NGO WA MOEN LAM TAB TS’HAY DRUB PAR SHOG

may this prayer that I have recited, dedicated for others, be accomplished to its utmost extent!

Thus, when at the great monastic seat of the glorious Sakya various kinds of different epidemics broke out, the Bonpo mantrikas performed thread-crossing ceremonies, made ritual cake offerings, gave medicine, recited mantras, made amulets, and so on, but whatever they did, it did not help. When the great monastic seat was almost empty, the Lord Mahasiddha [Tangtong Gyalpo], went for refuge together with all mother sentient beings equal to the sky, recited the Mani [OM MANI PADME HUM], and due to performing this powerful prayer that he spoke in this manner, all of the contagious illnesses were instantly destroyed. May the cloud-banks of vajra-speech blessings of this, the ‘The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness’, proliferate with reknown.

Translated by Erick Sherab Zangpo.

http://emptyelephant.wordpress.com/
http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=45509089833
Ngawang Drolma
Founding Member
 
Posts: 2324
Joined: Tue Apr 07, 2009 8:44 pm

Re: The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness

Postby muni » Tue Jul 06, 2010 3:58 pm

:namaste: Wonderful prayer! May it be acomplished.
muni
 
Posts: 2937
Joined: Fri Apr 17, 2009 6:59 am

Re: The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness

Postby Will » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:46 pm

Here is another version by Lama Zopa:

Prayer by Tangtong Gyalpo, the Highly Accomplished

All sentient beings equal to Space, go for refuge to the precious Guru-Buddha.
We go for refuge to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
We go for refuge to the assembly of gurus, yidams, and dakinis.
We go for refuge to the empty clarity of our own minds, the Dharmakaya.
[Recite these Refuge verses as many times as you can: Usually 3x, 7x, 21x, etc.]

OM MANI PADME HUM [Recite this mantra hundreds of times -- usually 108x, 111x or multiples. ]

May all the diseases, which sadden the minds of sentient beings, resulting from karma and temporary conditions such as harm due to spirits, from illnesses and the elements, not occur in the realms of the world.

May whatever sufferings there are due to life-threatening diseases that, like a butcher leading a being to slaughter separate body from mind in a mere instant, not occur in the realms of the world.

May all embodied beings not be harmed by acute, chronic, and other kinds [of illness] such as infectious diseases of which names the mere sound terrifies beings, as if they had been placed [directly] into the mouth of Yama, Lord of Death.

May all embodied beings not be harmed by the 80,000 classes of malicious interferers, the 360 evil spirits that harm suddenly, the 424 diseases, and so on.

May whatever sufferings there be due to disturbances of the four elements that deprive body and mind of every pleasure, be totally pacified, and may body and mind enjoy radiance and power and be endowed with long life, good health, and well-being.

By the compassion of the Gurus and the Triple Gem, the power of the dakinis, Dharma protectors and guardians, and by the strength of the infallibility of karma and its results, may these many dedications and prayers be fulfilled as soon as they are made.

as transmitted by Lama Zopa
One should refrain from biased judgments and doubting in fathoming the Buddha and the Dharma of the Buddhas. Even though a dharma may be extremely difficult to believe, one should nonetheless maintain faith in it. Nagarjuna
User avatar
Will
 
Posts: 1922
Joined: Mon Apr 06, 2009 4:21 am

Re: The Prayer Which Freed the Sakyapas from Sickness

Postby Mr. G » Tue Jul 06, 2010 7:19 pm

That's a really nice Sakya prayer....I've never seen that before. :thumbsup:
    How foolish you are,
    grasping the letter of the text and ignoring its intention!
    - Vasubandhu
User avatar
Mr. G
 
Posts: 4098
Joined: Wed Jan 20, 2010 6:36 am
Location: Spaceship Earth


Return to Sakya

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

>