PRAYERS & MANTRAS


Four Lines from Shantideva’s
Way of Bodhisattva

“A prayer wishing for all those
who are sick to fully recover”

སེམས་ཅན་ནད་པ་ཇྱི་སེད་པ། །མྱུར་དུ་ནད་ལས་ཐར་གྱུར་ཅྱིག །
འགོ་བའྱི་ནད་ནྱི་མ་ལུས་པ། །རག་ཏུ་འབྱུང་བ་མེད་པར་ཤོག །
SEM CHEN NE PA JI NYE PA
NYUR DU NE LE TAR GYUR CHIK
DRO WE NE NI MA LU PA
TAK TU JUNG WA ME PAR SHOK
May every being ailing with disease
Be freed at once from every malady.
May all the sickness that afflicts the living
Be instantly and permanently healed.



*H.E. Garchen Rinpoche’s wish is for everyone to accumulate Shantideva’s four-line verse for the relief of sickness and disease, especially during the pandemic.






(More prayers coming soon!)



The Bodhisattva Vow ~ Shantideva

Through these actions now performed and all the virtue I have amassed,

May all the pain of every living being be completely scattered and dissolved!

For all those ailing in the world, Until their every sickness has been healed, May I myself become for them The doctor, nurse, the medicine itself.

Raining down a flood of food and drink, May I dispel the ills of thirst and famine. And in the aeons marked by scarcity and want, May I myself appear as drink and sustenance.

For sentient beings, poor and destitute, May I become a treasure ever-plentiful, And lie before them closely in their reach, a varied source of all that they might need.

My body, thus, and all my goods besides, and all my merits gained and to be gained, I give them all away, To bring about the benefit of beings.

May I be a guard for those who are protectorless, a guide for those who journey on the road. For those who wish to cross the water, May I be a boat, a raft, a bridge.

May I be an isle for those who yearn for land, a lamp for those who long for light; For all who need a resting place, may I be a bed.

Just like the earth and space itself And all the other mighty elements, For boundless multitudes of beings May I always be the ground of life, the source of varied sustenance.

Thus for everything that lives, As far as are the limits of the sky, May I be constantly their source of livelihood Until they pass beyond all sorrow.

Just as all the Buddhas of the past Have brought forth the awakened mind

Today my life has given fruit. Today I take my birth in Buddha’s lineage

In every way, then, I will undertake activities befitting such a rank. And I will do no act to compromise this high and faultless lineage.

For I am like a blind person who has found A precious gem inside a heap of dust. For so it is, by some strange chance, That enlightened intent has been born in me.

It is compassion that gives relief To those who wander wearily the pathways of existence.

It is the bridge that saves All wandering beings from the states of loss.

And so, today, within the sight of all protectors, I summon beings, calling them to Buddhahood.


(Posted by mindmichael, Instagram, 12 April 2023)