About me

This blog is created by a Buddhist living in Singapore. He embraces the Mahayana spirit of Bodhicitta, deeply respecting all Buddhist Traditions as expressions of Kindness guiding us on the path towards human perfection ~ Buddhahood.

He likes to post stuff that he had read or think is good to share here, sometimes he adds a little comments here and there... just sometimes..

ひらめき電球 Contact Me

Blog Archive


“Sariputra, if there are people who have already made the vow, who now make the vow, or who are about to make the vow, ‘I desire to be born in Amitabha’s country,’ these people, whether born in the past, now being born, or to be born in the future, all will irreversibly attain to anuttarasamyaksambodhi. Therefore, Sariputra, all good men and good women, if they are among those who have faith, should make the vow, ‘I will be born in that country.’”

~ Amitabha Sutra

When I obtain the Buddhahood, any being of the boundless and inconceivable Buddha-worlds of the ten quarters whose body if be touched by the rays of my splendour should not make his body and mind gentle and peaceful, in such a state that he is far more sublime than the gods and men, then may I not attain the enlightenment.

~ Amitabha Buddha's Thirty-Third Vow

Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Prayer of Kuntu Zangpo

The Prayer of Kuntu Zangpo, Stanzas Four to Eleven
Extracted from book 'Flight of the Garuda, Shabkar Tsogdruk Rangdrol'

(4) My apparitional emanation an unceasing stream
I project incalculable myriads of forms
Displaying manifold illusion to convert all beings,
Whosoever and whatsoever they may be.
Through this, my compassionate wish-granting prayer,
May all creatures of samsara's three realms
Escape the destinies of the six types of being.

(5) In the first place, deluded sentient beings
Lacked attentiveness and were bewildered
Because Awareness did not arise in the ground:
This is the primary cause of ignorance and delusion.
There followed a sudden fainting away

Causing feelings of dread and neurotic vacillation;
"I" was alienated from a hostile "other", "the enemy",
And the mind progressively conditioned by this tendency
Samsara was established as a way of life.
The five poisons increasing, defilement resulted
And karma, five times poisoned, became an interminable stream.

Since the cause of sentient beings' delusion
Is unmindfulness and absence of Awareness,
Through this, my wish-granting prayer, the Buddha's aspiration,
May everyone recognize Awareness spontaneously.

(6) "Innate ignorance"
(Accompanying each moment of perception)
Implies unmindful, distracted cognition,
And "conceptual ignorance"
(Selecting, structuring and labelling)
Implies dualistic cognition.
This twofold ignorance, innate and conceptual,
Forms the basis of all beings' delusion.

Through this, the Buddha's wish-granting prayer,
In all of samsara's sentient beings --
The gloom of their fogged, distracted minds dissolving,
Dualistic perception unified in pellucid clarity --
Let there be spontaneous recognition of Awareness.

(7) The dualizing intellect is doubtful, fearful and insecure;
It breeds subtle cravings
That gradually crystallize into overt, compulsive desires:
Desire for food, wealth and clothing, home and friends,
For fivefold sensual pleasure and loving companions,
And the tormented yearning of sexual attraction.
All these, the obsessions of temporal, worldly delusion,
The karma of an ego craving objects, are never exhausted.
When the fruit of craving ripens,
Tormented by frustrated desire
There is rebirth as a hungry ghost.
Ah, the misery of hunger and thirst!

Through this, the Buddha's wish-granting prayer,
Neither repressing or rejecting the pangs of frustration
Nor accepting or indulging obsessive lusts,
May all beings possessed by compulsive desires
Be released from the stresses of dualistic perception.
May Awareness resume its natural primacy
And All-discriminating Awareness be attained.

(8) Confronted by appearances of external objects
There is tremulous vibration of fear in cognition.
When the tendency to aversion crystallizes as hatred,
Enmity breeds violent aggression leading to killing.
When the fruit of hatred ripens,
Ah, the agony of burning and boiling in hell!

Through this, the Buddha's wish-granting prayer,
When aggressive hatred erupts
Neither inhibiting nor indulging it
But relaxing and releasing the stress,
May Awareness resume its natural primacy.
May all the six types of beings
Attain the Awareness of Radiant Clarity.

(9) When the mind is inflated with confidence,
The intellect scornfully contending with others
Breeds a mind full of arrogant pride,
Creating violent confrontation or war
And all of its consequent suffering.
When the fruit of such karma ripens
A god is born, heir to decay and eventual downfall.

Through this, the Buddha's wish-granting prayer,
May all beings prone to inflated confidence,
At its onset, relax, releasing the stress in perception,
Allowing Awareness to resume its natural primacy
Attaining the Awareness of Sameness.

(10) The crystallized tendencies of an alienated mind,
Elevating self and diminishing others,
Breed the karma of contention and violent aggression.
This leads to rebirth as a murderous titan
In the anti-gods' realm of constant conflict,
Where downfall into hell is the final outcome.

Through this, the Buddha's wish-granting prayer,
When contention or violent confrontation arises,
May you break the habit of conceiving of others as enemies
And relax, releasing the stress in perception,
Allowing pure sensory consciousness its primacy,
Thus attaining the Awareness of Unhindered Action.

(11) Unmindfulness, apathy and a wandering mind,
Dullness, torpor and forgetfulness,
Languor, laziness and stupidity,
Result in rebirth as a wandering, homeless beast.

Through this, the Buddha's wish-granting prayer,
May the radiance of mindful clarity dawn
In the gloom of sloth and depression
To bring Awareness of a Silent Mind.


1 comment:

  1. Offer a Khatag in humble mudra. Thank you


Share your views on the post...