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' Hymn to Manjushri '

Obeisance to my Guru and Protector, Manjushri,
Whose wisdom like the sun is free of the twin veils' clouds, with most pure
perfect clarity sees all subjects, however many, as they are: so to his own
heart a book he holds.
Those who are in the prison of the world, bewildered in the darkness of
ignorance, oppressed by sorrows are all the crowds of wandering ones.
Loving he is, as to an only son.
Possessing sixty tones, his voice. Like a dragon roaring loudly, wakes from
the sleep of defilements; from the iron bonds of Karma setting free. The
darkness of ignorance he dispels and cuts off the sproutings of misery.
However many, wielding a sword.
Pure from the beginning, having gone to the Tenth Stage's end and the
body of virtues perfected. The foremost Son of the Victorious Ones.
Whose form is adorned with ornaments, ten times ten twelve, making
clear our minds of darkness: Manjushri to you I bow!
OM A RA PA TSA NA DHI
(Recite 3, 7, 21 or 100 times or as many times as possible)
DHI
(Recite 21 or 100 times or as many times as possible)
With the brilliance of your wisdom, O compassionate one,
Illuminate the darkness enclosing my mind.
Enlighten my intelligence and wisdom so that I may gain insight
Into Buddha's words and the texts that explain them.

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Samantabhadra's Aspiration to Noble Deeds

Verses 1 to 12 are suitable to recite when visiting shrines, doing prostrations, making
offerings, confessing negative karma, or rejoicing in the virtuous and meritorious deeds
of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and holy beings. It is also good to recite whenever you
visit stupas and temples or meet holy teachers.
Verse 12 may be used for brief chanting.
Verses 13 to 63 is a dedication done when you have performed some good deeds.
Verses 55 to 56 are dedicated verses that you can use at the end of any prayer.

Salutions to the ever-youthful Arya Manjushri!

1. With clarity of body, speech, and mind,
I bow without exception to all the lions among men
Of the past, present, and future,
In every world in all the ten directions.
2. By the power of this Aspiration to Noble Deeds,
I manifest bodies as numerous as all the atoms in all the lands,
Aware in mind of the presence of numberless victorious Buddhas,
And I prostrate to all of them.
3. I conceive the entire realm of truth
To be completely filled with enlightened ones.
There are as many Buddhas as atoms present in each atom,
Each Buddha surrounded by many Bodhisattvas.
4. I honor all these blissful lords,
Extolling the ocean of their inexhaustible perfections
With an ocean of all melodies and sounds,
And endless praise.
5. I offer to those heroic Buddhas
The best flowers, best garlands, best music,
Best ointments, excellent canopies, finest lamps,
And the best incense.
6. I offer to those heroic Buddhas
The finest robes and best fragrances
And a variety of foods piled as high as Mount Meru,
All perfectly arranged.
7. By the power of my faith in noble deeds
I prostrate and present
Vast and unequaled offerings
To each of the victorious Buddhas.
8. I confess every type of wrong
That I have done
In thought, word, or deed,
Under the influence of desire, anger, or ignorance.
9. I rejoice in the meritorious deeds
Of all the Buddhas of the ten directions,
The Bodhisattvas, Pratyeka Buddhas, Arhats,
Practitioners, and all sentient beings.
10. I request all the enlightened protectors
Who have attained the detachment of Buddhahood,
And illumine the worlds of the ten directions
To turn the peerless wheel of Dharma.
11. With hands folded, I beseech
Those who intend to manifest the final nirvana
To remain for as many eons as there are atoms in all theBuddha lands,
To gladden and benefit all living beings.
12. May whatever little virtue I may have gained
From prostrating, offering, confessing,
Rejoicing, requesting, and beseeching,
Be dedicated to attain perfect enlightenment.
13. May I worship the Buddhas of the past, and those now present
In the worlds of the ten directions.
May those to come quickly fulfill their aspirations,
And reach Buddhahood by traversing the stages of enlightenment.
14. May all the worlds of the ten directions
Become spacious, pure,
And filled with victorious Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,
Who proceed to the royal tree of enlightenment.
15. May all beings in the ten directions
Always be happy and free of sickness.
May their aspirations be in harmony with the dharma,
And may they fulfill their hopes.
16. May I perform all the deeds of enlightenment,
And remember my lives in all states of existence.
In all my lives, after death, migration, and rebirth,
May I always renounce the world.
17. May I follow all the victorious Buddhas,
And completely perfect all noble deeds.
Pure in the immaculate deeds of morality,
May my conduct always be flawless and without lapses.
18. May I teach the Dharma in every tongue,
In whatever sounds are understood by living beings,
In the language of the gods,
Nagas, yakshas, spirits, and human beings.
19. May I always diligently and patiently perform the perfections.
May I never forget enlightenment mind,
And completely remove
Whatever negativities may obscure it.
20. Freed from karma, defilements, and actions of demons,
As unsoiled by the mire,
So in every rebirth in the world, may I proceed unhindered,
Like the sun and moon in the sky.
21. Throughout all the lands in all the directions,
May the sufferings of the lower realms be completely relieved.
Establishing all beings in happiness,
May I work for the benefit of all living beings.
22. May I fully accomplish the deeds of enlightenment,
Work in harmony with the deeds of all beings,
Thoroughly demostrate noble deeds,
And perform them through all future eons.
23. May I always associate with those
Whose deeds are similar to mine.
May we act alike in thought, word, and deed,
And may our aspirations be as one.
24. May those friends who wish to help me,
And thoroughly demostrate noble deeds,
Always meet me again,
And may I never disappoint them.
25. May I always personally behold the victorious Buddhas,
Those guardians surrounded by Bodhisattvas,
And without tiring in all future eons,
May I always present them magnificent offerings.
26. May I always uphold the Buddhas' holy Dharma
And illuminate the deeds of enlightenment.
May I thoroughly train in noble deeds
In the future eons.
27. Through rebirth in all the states of existence,
May I gather endless stores of merit and wisdom.
May I become an inexhaustible treasure of
All virtues of method, wisdom, concentration, and freedom.
28. May I always behold as many lands
As there are atoms present in each atom.
In each land countless Buddhas sitting in the midst of their Bodhisattvas,
And performing the deeds of enlightenment.
29. In this way may I be able to perform everywhere,
Even on every mote of dust,
The deeds of oceans of Buddhas of the past, present, and future,
In oceans of pure lands, and oceans of eons.
30. May I always heed the pure speech of the victorious Buddhas,
Which holds withtin each word the totality of the perfect Dharma,
An ocean of words and languages
Precisely suited to the needs of all beings.
31. May I possess perfect intelligence
So as to heed the endless melody of speech,
When the victorious Buddhas of the past, present, and future
Turn the wheels of Dharma.
32. May I enter all the past, present, and future eons
In a fraction of a second.
May I enter all future eons
In a single instant.
33. May I behold all Lions among Men
Of the past, present, and future in a single instant.
May I always perform their activities
Through the power of liberation from illusion.
34. May I perceive upon a single atom the perfect design
Of the pure realms of the past, present, and future.
Thus may I enter into the realms
Of the victorious Buddhas in all directions.
35. May I always be in the presence of the future illuminators of the worlds,
When they gradually reach the stages of Buddhahood,
Turn the wheel of Dharma,
And manifest the profound peace of nirvana.
36. May I acquire the perfectly accomplished powers of enlightenment
The power of miraculous swiftness,
The power of the door to every spiritual path,
The power to manifest all virtuous qualities.
37. The power of all-pervasive love,
The power of the merit of every virtue,
The power of wisdom which transcends all attachment,
And the powers of wisdom, method, and concentration.
38. May the power of action be utterly purified,
The power of defilements be utterly subdued,
The power of demons be utterly destroyed,
And the power of noble deeds be perfected.
39. May the ocean of lands be completely purified,
The ocean of beings completely liberated,
The ocean of Dharma fully understood,
And the ocean of wisdom fully attained.
40. May the ocean of deeds be completely purified,
The ocean of aspirations entirely accomplished,
The ocean of Buddhas ceaselessly worshipped,
And noble deeds tirelessly performed through oceans of eons.
41. The victorious Buddhas of the past, present, and future
Attained enlightened Buddhahood
Through aspiration to the noble deeds of enlightenment.
May I accomplish all of those deeds without exception.
42. The eldest son of all the victorious Buddhas
Is called Samantabhadra.
I dedicate all of these merits
That my deeds may be like those of that wise one.
43. Just as that noble wise one dedicated
His completely pure body, speech, mind,
Deeds, and realms,
Likewise, may I become equal to that.
44. To perform every noble virtue,
I will practice the aspiration of Manjushri.
May I tirelessly accomplish all of his deeds
In every future eon.
45. May there be no limit to my activities.
May there be no limit to my good qualities.
Through persevering in limitless deeds,
May I accomplish all miraculous deeds.
46. The limit of living beings
Is as the limit of open space.
May the limit of my aspirations be equal
To the limit of their activities and passions.
47. Whoever offers to the victorious Buddhas
All the realms of the ten directions adorned with jewels,
And all the excellent joys of gods and men
For as many eons as there are atoms in those realms, shall gain great merit.
48. But whoever hears this greatest dedication prayer,
Greatly aspires to perfect enlightenment,
And even once generates faith,
Shall gain even higher and holier merit.
49. Whoever utters this Aspiration to Noble Deeds
Will never again endure lower rebirth,
Will abandon all evil friends,
And soon behold the Buddha of boundless light.
50. They will find that which is sought
And live in happiness,
Find joy also in this life,
And soon become like Samantabhadra himself.
51. Even though they may have, in ignorance,
Committed the five irredeemable sins,
They will soon be completely purified
Through uttering this Aspiration to Noble Deeds.
52. They will achieve perfect wisdom, a radiant countenance,
Ethereal form, auspicious physical marks, and a noble birth.
Profane and devilish beings will not trouble them,
And they will be honored in the three realms.
53. They will quickly reach the royal tree of enlightenment,
Residing there to benefit all beings.
As enlightened Buddhas, they will turn the wheel of Dharma,
Taming the demonic hosts.
54. Whoever knows, teaches, or recites
This Aspiration to Noble Deeds
Shall ultimately attain perfect Buddhahood.
May none despair of complete enlightenment.
55. In whatever way valiant Manjushri and Samantabhadra
Know how to transfer merit,
So do I dedicate all of my own virtues
That I might train to be like them.
56. Through this dedication, praised as supreme
By the victorious Buddhas of the past, present, and future,
I dedicate all of these roots of virtue
To accomplishing noble deeds.
57. At the moment of my death,
All obscurations will be removed,
I will behold the Buddha of boundless light,
And go to the pure land of perfect bliss.
58. In that blissful land,
May I completely manifest all of these aspirations,
And benefit all beings
As long as the universe remains.
59. Joyful there, in that blessed pure realm of the Buddhas,
May I be reborn in the beautiful, perfect body of a lotus,
And the Buddha Amitabha Himself
Foretell my own enlightenment.
60. May I thereafter accomplish countless benefits
For living beings in all the ten directions
By the power of perfect wisdom
In its myriad incarnations.
61. Through whatever small virtue I have gathered
By uttering this Aspiration to Noble Deeds,
May all virtuous aspirations of living beings
Be accomplished in a single instant.
62. Through the boundless merit gained by so dedicating
This Aspiration to Noble Deeds,
May the countless beings drowning in the torrent of suffering
Reach the stage of Amitabha.
63. May this greatest of dedication prayers
Benefit countless living beings.
May uttering this ornament of Samantabhadra
Release all beings from the suffering of the lower realms.

Translated into English by Venerable Lama Kalsang Gyaltsen, Ane Kunga Chodron,
and John Golden, at Sakya Phuntsok Ling in Washington D.C. on the auspicious
occasion of the Tibetan New Year 1987

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'Uttaratantra-shastra'

Ultimately, only Buddhahood is the refuge
Of all wandering beings.
For Buddha has the Dharma-body;
And ultimately he too is the Sangha.

From " The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech ' p.85

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When sun is warm and stomach full,
You look like a practitioner.
When setbacks and hard times befall,
You're really very ordinary!

From " The Nectar of Manjushri's Speech ' p.63

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" Pundarika-sutra "


Appearing in a host of different forms,
The Buddha urges virtue on all wandering beings.

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The sphere of living beings is unbounded,
Likewise the desire to help them all.
And even if you lack the strength for altruistic action,
This is something you should constantly intend.
In those who harbor wishes such as these,
Bodhichitta will indeed be born.

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What is called "existence" is but clinging to things' permanence;
And "nonexistence" is the view of nothingness.
And thus the wise and learned do not rest
In either "This thing is" or "It is not."

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Contemplate the five skandhas* as originally empty and quiescent, non-arising, non-perishing, equal, without differentiation. Constantly thus practicing, day or night, whether sitting, walking, standing or lying down, finally one reaches an inconceivable state without any obstruction or form. This is the Samadhi of One Act .

* -The five skandhas ( five aggregates )

"form" or "matter" : external and internal matter. Externally, rupa is the physical world. Internally, rupa includes the material body and the physical sense organs.
"sensation" or "feeling" : sensing an object as either pleasant or unpleasant or neutral.
"perception", "conception", "apperception", "cognition", or "discrimination": registers whether an object is recognized or not (for instance, the sound of a bell or the shape of a tree).
"mental formations", "impulses", "volition", or "compositional factors" : all types of mental habits, thoughts, ideas, opinions, prejudices, compulsions, and decisions triggered by an object.
"consciousness" or "discernment" :
In the Nikayas/Āgamas: cognizance, that which discerns
In the Abhidhamma: a series of rapidly changing interconnected discrete acts of cognizance.
In some Mahayana sources: the base that supports all experience.

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"Like recitation, flame, and looking glass,
Or seal or lens, seed, sound, astringent taste ,
The aggregates** continue in their seamless course,
Yet nothing is transferred, and this the wise should know."

* -The sutras describe five aggregates:

"form" or "matter" : external and internal matter. Externally, rupa is the physical world. Internally, rupa includes the material body and the physical sense organs.
"sensation" or "feeling" : sensing an object as either pleasant or unpleasant or neutral.
"perception", "conception", "apperception", "cognition", or "discrimination" : registers whether an object is recognized or not (for instance, the sound of a bell or the shape of a tree).
"mental formations", "impulses", "volition", or "compositional factors" : all types of mental habits, thoughts, ideas, opinions, prejudices, compulsions, and decisions triggered by an object.
"consciousness" or "discernment" :
In the Nikayas/Āgamas: cognizance, that which discerns
In the Abhidhamma: a series of rapidly changing interconnected discrete acts of cognizance.
In some Mahayana sources: the base that supports all experience.

The Buddhist literature describes the aggregates as arising in a linear or progressive fashion, from form to feeling to perception to mental formations to consciousness. In the early texts, the scheme of the five aggregates is not meant to be an exhaustive classification of the sentient being. Rather it describes various aspects of the way an individual manifests.

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