绿度母息灾法会仪轨

林钰堂上师敬编

前行
陈供如常。 
顶礼三拜。

 

一、发心

合掌虔念:

邪说暴行正猖狂,生态环境已失常;
众生活命少安稳,焦虑重压不断增。
有情漂流苦海中,无常迁变瞬息间;
天灾人祸接踵来,惟仰度母慈恩护。
个业共业交相织,无从单求一己安;
整体悲怀契佛慈,为众修轨佛必助!

愿一切众生具乐及乐因!
愿一切众生离苦及苦因!
愿一切众生不离无苦之乐!
愿一切众生远离分别爱憎住平等舍!

愿一切众生早日成佛!

二、观空

结定印,默念三遍:

万法皆缘成,相依而共存;
舍对立分别,现一体本净。

观想全法界回归本来清净,而呈现为无有边限之天蓝色光明。

三、整体

观想于此蓝色光明中出现全法界之四圣六凡。

行者之父母分居其右、左两侧。前为历世之冤亲,后为六道众生。六道中最需救助之地狱众生紧随行者之后,然后依序为饿鬼道、畜生道、人道、阿修罗道、天道之一切众生。所有众生皆与行者同一面向。

行者前方之空中则为一切诸佛、菩萨、声闻、缘觉、护法等圣众。绿度母居于正中,白色四臂观音菩萨安住其上空,绿度母为其所化现之二十度母所环绕,彼等为西方极乐世界其余一切圣众所环绕。此等之外,则为所有其他净土之佛、菩萨及圣众,层层环绕。所有圣众皆慈悯顾视六道众生。

四、皈依

合掌虔念三遍,并观想一切众生皆仰望空中之绿度母,而合声齐念:

本来清净陈祖师 金刚莲华林上师 
文殊观音正法脉 智悲融通传十方

皈依金刚上师
皈依圣绿度母
皈依圆融佛法
皈依菩提圣众

南无绿救度母   南无救灾难度母   南无救震灾度母 
南无救水灾度母  南无救火灾度母   南无救风灾度母 
南无增福慧度母  南无救天灾度母   南无救兵灾度母 
南无救狱灾度母  南无救盗难度母   南无增威权度母
南无救魔难度母  南无救畜难度母   南无救兽难度母 
南无救毒难度母  南无伏魔度母    南无药王度母  
南无长寿度母   南无宝源度母    南无如意度母

观想一切圣众皆因众生能明辨及抉择解脱之道而感到欣慰,并由绿度母代表一切圣众摄受众生之皈依。绿度母从心轮放出绿光照临每一众生,为彼消业、培福、长养菩提。然后此绿光即进住每一众生心中,大小如一烛焰,永远闪耀菩提光芒,照明菩提正道。

五、供奉

观想一切有情皆欣喜参预广大长远之供奉,并与行者合声齐念:

遍法界珍宝,倾明行证德,离惜遗供献;
乞慈悯摄受,演妙法善巧,无疏漏救渡。

观想一切圣众皆因此等供奉纯粹基于菩提心而欣喜接纳、受用。一切圣众皆得圆满之受用。一切圣众放五色光(蓝、白、黄、红、绿)充遍法界,加持一切众生。然后,白色四臂观音及绿度母以外之一切圣众皆化光进入白色四臂观音,白色四臂观音再化光降顶进入绿度母心中。

六、赞颂

观想六道众生合声齐念;行者倾忱念诵,并可加用铃、鼓、引磬、木鱼等:

敬礼大救度母前,垂赐本来清净禅,
令诸行者离魔障,大乐智慧佛果圆。

圣绿度母净光照,十方有情心性开!
圣绿度母清音演,三世得闻烦恼除!
圣绿度母恆忆念,虽陷五浊离尘垢!
圣绿度母是依怙,息灾消业无余殃!

观音悲泪集诸佛慈髓
笑声退魔护悉达成佛
普陀身影令陈师亲证
普施救渡实众生依怙

诸佛慈髓 观音悲泪 滋润化冥顽
慑魔以笑 护佑成证 行人仰母恩
海天岩洞 虹身潮音 何时得亲证
轮迴六道 浮沉众苦 唯尊能普渡

观想绿度母于聆赞后,因行者及众生之正信而大为欢喜。绿度母由心轮放出鲜明绿光,充遍法界,加持一切众生,令得消业免灾。绿度母随即以甘露洒净众生之身、语、意业,并赐饮甘露以增长众生的寿命及慧命。

七、忏悔

观想六道众生合声齐念;行者倾忱念诵,竭诚忏悔业障:

慈悯度母。愿摄受我。我或今生或余生。无始时来广作众罪。或自作或随喜作或教他作。或偷盗佛物四方僧物。或自作或随喜作或教他作。或造五无间罪十不善业道。或自作或随喜作或教他作。由此业障覆蔽身心生于八难。或堕地狱傍生鬼趣。或生边地及弥戾车。或生长寿天。设得人身诸根不具。或起邪见拨无因果。或厌诸佛出兴于世。如是一切业障。我今对一切诸佛世尊之总集,圣绿度母,具一切智者具五眼者。证实际者称量者。知者见者前。我今诚心悉皆忏悔不敢覆藏。愿我尸罗律仪复得如故。复愿诸佛世尊之总集,圣绿度母摄受护念证明于我。若我今生或复余生。无始时来于流转生死。或曾舍施傍生一团之食。或曾持一净戒。或曾修梵行善根。或曾修少分无上智善根。悉皆合集计校筹量。如三世一切诸佛于最胜无上迴向愿中。愿皆迴向无上正等菩提。

观想绿度母于聆赞后,怜悯众生之诚悃,放绿光照临众生,消尽彼等一切业障。

八、持念绿度母心咒

搭蕾 督搭蕾 督蕾 娑哈

观想上师与度母无二无别,在持咒期间,由上师心轮放出绿光,加持法界一切众生,令得消业离苦,安稳自在。众生一蒙佛光照拂,身心清净,心开意解,法喜充盈。

九、祈请法脉传承加持

普贤王如来坛城法脉皈依境祈请颂

本来清净无限一体中 普贤王如来父母示现
智悲双运妙相表法身 法流任运教化大千界

为渡轮迴六道诸苦众 创立佛法释迦牟尼尊
无上密法安立于雪域 恩源虹身莲花生祖师

以身供师无上大乐母 曼达拉娃垂教示楷模
为师作传总集密法藏 移喜磋嘉弘传密教恩

法脉始祖根本上师三 诺那活佛开示大圆满
贡噶祖师大灌授四印 亲尊师祖灌尽五百尊

本来清净文殊陈祖师 显密圆融弘扬三乘恩
苦行证德历代所罕见 慈住娑婆但为渡众生

金刚莲华观音林上师 深入浅出广阐经论旨
法行服务教化东西方 法脉金法延续一肩担

无微不至照拂护法恩 韦驮菩萨提携一路跟
前程安排仰赖毗沙门 万事交代多亏海龙王

具誓铁匠多吉勒巴尊 如护莲师扶持密法根
忠义关公伽蓝大护法 一本赤忱除障安法脉

法脉安立但为渡苦众 法脉延续唯仰诸尊祐
皈依法脉融入菩提心 弘扬法脉渡众报宏恩

祈祐偈

敬礼大恩门一切依护 总集文殊示现陈祖师 
祈加被善信令得如愿 离苦得乐福慧咸增长 

敬礼大恩门一切依护 总集文殊示现陈祖师 
祈加被空行令得安稳 离苦得乐福慧速圆满

祈加持颂        

敬礼大恩门一切依怙 总集观音示现林上师
令我随缘开显贪自性 赐我早日证达明空乐
应机救渡长住虹光身 开示妙法普渡六道众

韦驮菩萨启请颂

护持佛法大将军 四大天王咸追随 
汉地寺宇普供奉 显扬圣教无余力 
眷顾行人为亲子 适时鼓励与补给 
如护陈师未暂离 恩光及我以利众

大海龙王赞 

龙心慈悯比海深 雨露普降润大千 
宝瓶垂纳为菩提 福缘众生咸蒙恩
 
大海龙王启请颂

龙王龙后慈悲深 推广弘扬理繁琐 
钜细靡遗周全护 恩遍全球德泽长

十、迴向

度母绿光慈佑群黎
愿蒙摄受融入一体
证达慈髓化现无尽
普济十方畅母慈怀

一、愿具德上师长住世,已辞世者早降诞。
二、愿人类邪说暴行早日停止,佛法弘扬无碍。
三、愿我及众生精勤佛道,即生即身圆满佛果,永无退转。
四、愿我及众生慈悲增长,直至圆满佛果,永无退转。
五、愿我及众生智慧增长,直至圆满佛果,永无退转。

祈请 林上师长住世偈

本来清净瑜伽士 双运妙化莲华生 
空乐大喜无等伦 愿祈师寿恒驻世

祈请 林上师长久住世永转法轮偈

莲师密法依尊传 文殊慧灯依尊续 
唐密精义依尊明 祈师长寿转法轮

传承绵延广化偈

代代相传正法髓 承先启后转法轮 
绵延法脉圣众守 遍照普济无尽灯

 

二○一七年十一月廿七日
养和斋     于加州

 

Green Tara Pacification Ritual

Reverently Compiled by Guru Yutang Lin

 

Preliminaries
Arrange offerings as usual. 
Do prostrations three times.

1. Motivation

Fold palms together and sincerely recite:

Perverse views and violent activities are running wild,
Ecology on Earth has lost its normal balance and rhythm;
Sentient beings are living in lack of peace and security,
Anxieties and feelings of pressures are accumulating incessantly.
Sentient beings are drifting in the ocean of suffering,
In a blink the swift changes of impermanence may arrive;
Natural calamities and man-made damages come one after another,
We can only rely on Tara’s compassionate blessing for salvation.
Personal karma is intertwined with common karma,
No way to seek merely individual relief from sufferings;
Compassion for all beings matches Buddha’s mercy,
Practicing this ritual for all beings will surely gain Buddha′s blessing!

May all beings have happiness and its causes!
May all beings be free from suffering and its causes!
May all beings enjoy the fruits of Dharma which are beyond suffering!
May all beings abide in the equanimity which renounces all worldly discriminations!

May all beings attain Enlightenment soon!

2. Original Purity

Rest the hands in Dhyana mudra, and silently recite three times:

All things are conditional phenomena,
Mutually dependent and coexistent;
Renouncing antagonistic discriminations,
All appear as original purity in oneness.

Visualize the whole Dharmadhatu return to original purity, and appear as boundless sky-blue light.

3. Totality

Visualize that all the four classes of saints and the six realms of sentient beings appear from this blue light.

Visualize that one's father and mother are to the right and left side, all beings related to one through past karma to the front, and the rest of the sentient beings behind. Among the six realms of sentient beings behind one, those in hells who need salvation most are closest to one, then are the other beings in the order of hungry ghosts, animals, humans, asuras, and finally the heavenly beings. All sentient beings are facing the same direction as the practitioner.

Visualize that in the space in front of the practitioner are all the holy beings: Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arahats, Pratyeka-Buddhas, Dharma Protectors, etc. At the center is the Green Tara, with the white four-arm Chenrezi presiding in the space above Green Tara; Green Tara is surrounded by the other twenty Taras who are manifestations of herself, and they are surrounded by all other holy beings of the Western Pureland of Utmost Joy. These are in turn surrounded by layers after layers of all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and holy beings of all other Purelands. All holy beings, with great compassion, look attentively at all the sentient beings below.

4. Taking Refuge

Fold palms together and sincerely recite three times the following refuge formula while visualizing that all sentient beings are gazing with admiration at Green Tara in the sky and recite together in unison:

Original Purity, oh, Patriarch Guru Chen!
Vajra Lotus, oh, Guru Lin!
The Right Dharma lineage of Manjusri and Guan Yin,
Harmonized wisdom and compassion to spread everywhere!

I take refuge in the Vajra Guru.
I take refuge in the Green Tara.
I take refuge in harmonious Buddha Dharma.
I take refuge in holy beings of Bodhi.

Namo Green Tara         Namo Savior of Calamities Tara     Namo Savior of Earthquakes Tara
Namo Savior of Floods Tara        Namo Savior of Fires Tara     Namo Savior of Hurricanes Tara
Namo Merits and Wisdom Tara  Namo Savior of Natural Disasters Tara Namo Savior of Wars Tara
Namo Savior of Jails Tara  Namo Savior of Robberies Tara Namo Power Enhancement Tara
Namo Savior of Exorcism Tara   Namo Savior of Herds Tara       Namo Savior of Beasts Tara
Namo Savior of Poisons Tara   Namo Conqueror of Evils Tara    Namo Medicine King Tara
Namo Longevity Tara       Namo Gem Source Tara       Namo Wish-fulfilling Tara

Visualize that all holy beings are rejoicing over sentient beings' ability to recognize and choose the path toward liberation. Green Tara, on behalf of all holy beings, grants refuge to all sentient beings. From the heart chakra of Green Tara rays of green light radiate forth to each and every sentient being. In this way each sentient being's bad karma is eradicated, merits increased, and Bodhicitta nurtured. This ray of green light then stays, like a candle flame, in the heart of the sentient being, shines forth the light of Bodhi, and sheds light on the right path of Bodhi forever.

5. Offering

Visualize that all sentient beings take delight in participating in the making of extensive and long-term offerings and donations, and that they join the practitioner in reciting in unison the following stanza:

Filling the whole Dharmadhatu with treasures,
Pouring all attainments of the wisdom path,
Offered without reluctance nor omission;

Beg to accept out of compassion and empathy,
Exhibit skillful display of the wondrous Dharma,
Salvage beings without neglect nor omission.

Visualize that all holy beings are delighted by the Bodhicitta which is the pure motivation underlying these offerings, and therefore gladly accept and enjoy the offerings. Each and every holy being obtains complete enjoyment of all sorts. All holy beings emit lights in blue, white, yellow, red and green color that enlighten the whole Dharmadhatu and give blessings to all sentient beings. Then all holy beings other than the white four-arm Chenrezi and Green Tara transform into lights and merge into the white four-arm Chenrezi. And then the white four-arm Chenrezi also transforms into light that descends through the top of Green Tara and merges into Green Tara's heart chakra.

6. Praise

Recite with ardent devotion and may use accompanying Dharma instruments such as bell, drum, inverted bell (Yin Qing) and wooden fish; visualize that all sentient beings join the practitioner in ardently reciting in unison the following praise:

Homage to the great salvation mother!
Bestow on us attainment of original purity!
Render practitioners free from evil hindrances!
And fulfill the Buddha fruit of wisdom in pleasures!

Holy Green Tara emits pure lights,
Spiritual nature of sentient beings in all directions are revealed!
Holy Green Tara enunciates clear sounds,
Sorrows of sentient beings at all times are eradicated!
Holy Green Tara always remembered,
Even trapped in the mire of sorrows one is still spotless!
Holy Green Tara is the savior,
Granting merits and prolonging lifespan without discarding anyone!

Compassionate tears of Guan Yin gathered the marrow of Mercy from all Buddhas
Dispelled devils by fearless laughter to guard Siddhartha's attainment of enlightenment
Rainbow appearance in Potala Cave rendered Guru Chen's personal realization
Universal salvation to all beings from all hindrances, indeed, the savior of us all

Marrow of Mercy from all Buddhas, compassionate tears of Guan Yin,
Moisten and nourish to transform the stubborn and rigid beings
Dispel devils through laughter, guard and help attainment of enlightenment,
Dharma practitioners seek and rely on Your Holy Mother's grace
Sacred Potala Cave amid sky and sea, rainbow body surrounded by tidal sounds,
When will this practitioner personally realize thus
Drifting from realm to realm in Samsara, floating up and down in waves of suffering
Only Your Holiness is capable of universal salvation

Visualize that Green Tara, upon hearing this praise, is very pleased by the right faith of the practitioner and the sentient beings. Green Tara emits bright green lights from her heart chakra shining through the whole Dharmadhatu and giving blessings to all sentient beings. Then Green Tara sprinkles showers of nectar upon sentient beings to purify their karma of body, speech and mind. The nectar is also granted for sentient beings to drink in order to nourish their wisdom and expand their lifespan.

7. Repentance

Visualize that all sentient beings join the practitioner in ardently reciting in unison the following repentance statement:

Merciful Tara, please look after us! In this life or other lives, since time without beginning, a wide variety of sinful actions have been committed either by myself or by others with my approval or instigation. For example, stealing or robbing Buddhist possessions or the belongings of monks and nuns either by myself or by others with my approval or instigation. Or, committing the five unending sins or the ten non-virtuous types of karmas either by myself or by others with my approval or instigation. Such karmic hindrance covers and restricts both body and mind, resulting in birth in eight kinds of disadvantageous environments. They are: Falling into hells, animal realms or hungry ghost realms; or in areas without Dharma and races that are antagonistic to the Dharma; or in long-lasting heavenly realms that have no mental activities; or born as disabled humans; or adopting wrong views to insist on no causality; or disliking the appearance of Buddhas in the world. Now in front of holy Green Tara, the embodiment of all Buddhas, world-honored ones, who possess all-encompassing wisdom, possess five kinds of eyes, attain realization of reality in exact measure, know and see, I sincerely repent over all such karmic hindrances, and dare not conceal any. May my Sila observance be redeemed to its original perfection. Furthermore, may the holy Green Tara, the embodiment of all Buddhas, world-honored ones, accept and take care of me and be my witness. If in this life or other lives, since my transmigration from time without beginning, have I ever given animals one ball of food, or sustained one rule of pure conduct, or practiced pure conducts and cultivated roots of goodness, or cultivated in small measure the good roots of unsurpassable wisdom, then all such merits are to be gathered and counted together so as to dedicate all of them toward the unsurpassable right and all-encompassing enlightenment, just as all Buddhas in their most supreme and unsurpassable dedication of merits would do in the past, present and future.

Visualize that Green Tara, upon hearing this repentance, is merciful toward the sincerity of the practitioner and the sentient beings. Green Tara emits bright green lights from her heart chakra shining through the whole Dharmadhatu and giving blessings to all sentient beings to eradicate all their karmic hindrances and debts.

8. Recitation of Green Tara Mantra

Weng Da Lei Du Da Lei Du Lei Suo Ha

Visualize that Guru and Green Tara are inseparable and non-differentiable, and during the period of this mantra recitation, from the heart chakra of Guru bright green lights emit to bless all sentient beings in the whole Dharmadhatu so that all beings are freed from suffering and karmic hindrances, and attain serenity and ease. Upon being shed by the Buddha light, sentient beings’ body and mind both purified, and their minds are fully opened up to enjoy the joy of Dharma.

9. Supplication for Lineage Blessings

Supplication to the Refuge Tree of the Dharma Lineage of Adi Buddha Mandala  

Amid limitless oneness of original purity
Father and Mother in union, Adi Buddha appears
Harmony of wisdom and compassion
The wondrous image represents Dharmakaya
As the flow of Dharma spreads naturally
The whole Dharmadhatu is blessed through conversion

To liberate all suffering beings from transmigration in the six realms
Sakyamuni Buddha founded the Dharma teachings
Tantric teachings without peers well established in the snow land
The source of such grace is the rainbow-body Padmasambhava

Offered body to Guru, the unsurpassable mother of great pleasure
Mandarava set example to reveal profound teachings
Compiled biography and essential teachings of Guru Rinpoche
Yeshe Tsogyal spread and continued the Tantric teachings

Root Gurus of the founder of our Dharma lineage are three holy ones
Nona Tulku revealed to Guru Chen the Great Perfection
Patriarch Gangkar transmitted Four Seals through great initiations
Patriarch Papong Khyentse bestowed over five hundred initiations

Patriarch Chen, Manjusri of Original Purity
Harmonized Sutrayana and Tantrayana to propound the three-yanas-in-one
Accomplished in austerity and attainment that are rare over the ages
Compassionately stays in this suffering world just to save all beings

Guru Lin, Guan Yin of Vajra Lotus
Expressed profound teachings in simple words
Widely expounded the essence of many Dharma teachings
Through Dharma services of all sorts
Spreading the teachings to the East and the West
Continuation and sustenance of the golden teachings
Of our lineage rest squarely on his shoulders

Taking care of all details is the grace of our lineage protectors
Leading us all the way is the Wei Tuo Bodhisattva
Arranging matters ahead depends on Heavenly King Vaishravana
Trusting with all matters relies on the Dragon King of Pacific Ocean

Oath-bound blacksmith, the Honorable Damchen Dorje Legpa
Holding up this root of Tantra just as he protected Guru Rinpoche
Just and loyal Guan Gong, the great protector of monasteries
Continue to display your loyalty by removing hindrances to the lineage

Establishment of our lineage is simply for salvation of suffering beings
Continuation of our lineage all depends on the blessing of these holy ones
Through taking refuge in our lineage we merge into Bodhicitta
We spread teachings of our lineage to convert suffering beings
And in their salvation is our reward to the profound compassionate grace

A Prayer for Yogi Chen's Blessings

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage 
As unified in Patriarch Chen, a personification of Manjusri. 
Pray the faithful ones be blessed with wishes fulfilled; 
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain, 
Forever merits accumulate and wisdom grow.

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage 
As unified in Patriarch Chen, a personification of Manjusri. 
Pray the Dakinis be blessed with peace and stability; 
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain, 
Soon merits accumulate and wisdom grow to fulfillment.

Supplication to Guru Lin for Blessing

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage
As unified in Guru Lin, a personification of Guan Yin
Grant me realization of original purity of greed as it arises
Bless me to attain unity of clarity and selfless nature of joy 
Abiding in rainbow body to extend salvation upon suitable vessels
Revealing wondrous teachings to save all beings in the six realms

Supplication to Bodhisattva Wei-Tuo

Protector of Buddha Dharma, a great knight, 
Followed by the Four Cardinal Heavenly Kings, 
Worshipped in all Chinese monasteries, 
Help spread holy Dharma with all your might!

You hold practitioners to be your children, 
Always give timely encouragement and provision. 
Just as you helped Guru Yogi Chen all the way, 
Please keep me in your favor to benefit all!

Praise to the Dragon King

The compassion of Dragon King's mind is deeper than oceans; 
Rain and dew drops showered everywhere to moisten the world. 
Receiving vase offerings to promote aspirations toward Bodhi, 
Sentient beings with lucky connections are all blessed by thy grace.

Supplication to the Dragon King

Dragon King and Dragon Queen sustained compassion profound.
Spreading and propagating the Dharma, they took care of chores.
Without overlooking matters major or minor, they guarded well.
Their grace spread the world over, and their virtuous favors last!

10. Dedication of Merits

Mother Tara's green light compassionately protects all sentient beings
May we be absorbed into this holy light and thereby attain limitless oneness
With realization of the marrow of compassion transform and appear without bounds
Universally save all beings in ten directions to delight Your Compassionate mind

1. May virtuous gurus remain with us and those departed return soon! 
2. May perverse views and violence soon become extinct and Dharma spread without hindrance!
3. May all beings proceed diligently on the path and achieve Buddhahood before death! 
4. May all beings develop Great Compassion and never regress until they reach perfect Buddhahood!
5. May all beings develop Great Wisdom and never regress until they reach perfect Buddhahood!

Longevity prayer for Guru Lin

Oh, originally pure yogi you are!
Wonderful conversion through Ewam as the Lotus-born Guru; 
The great joy in Sunyata is peerless,
May the Holy Guru live long and abide in this world! 

Supplication to Guru Lin for Long Stay in the World and Everlasting Turning of the Dharma Wheel

Tantric teachings of Guru Rinpoche rely on Your Reverence to pass on,
Wisdom lamp of Manjusri rely on Your Reverence to continue shinning,
Marrow of Tang Tantras rely on Your Reverence to reveal and explicate,
Please stay long in this world to benefit all with your salvation activities!

Ever Spreading of the Lineage

Marrow of the Right Dharma passed down from generation to generation,
Succeeding predecessors and leading followers to turn the Dharma Wheel,
Everlasting pure lineage guided by holy Gurus and guarded by Protectors,
A never-ending lamp shining through everywhere to enlighten all beings!

 

Written in Chinese and translated into English on November 27, 2017
El Cerrito, California

 

 

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