虹身莲师护摩仪轨

 

密法弟子林钰堂敬造

 

 

 

一、乞地     二、发心    三、加持铃、杵、鼓

四、守护     五、加持供品  六、安座并礼赞

七、加持薪及油  八、举火    九、供本尊   

十、谢火神    十一、回向   十二、补阙   

十三、重申本愿  十四、结印   十五、绕佛

 

一、    乞地

 

缘想地神女黄色,从地涌出,受加持已,允许借地,然后隐入地下。行者以杵向所乞地,作坛之中心,先作横放势,次作直放势,想成金刚羯摩地基;唸〈莲师心咒〉以加持之。乞地以后,即想本地已成为莲华生祖师及二佛母之坛城。

 

二、    发心

 

唸颂曰:

藏密恩源莲华生祖师 虹身加持福缘咸蒙恩

普施无畏离毒增福慧 愍众受供咸植报身缘

 

当下自成金观音,顶戴莲师圆帽。

 

三、加持铃、杵、鼓

 

于铃杵空性上观不动佛父母(父杵、母铃)。彼等化光入于杵铃。于右掌上观月,于左掌上观日,右持杵,唸:「麻哈班札吽」;左持铃,唸:「班札假走阿」。以杵触心三下,同时振铃三下。唸下颂曰:

 

铃响鼓鸣醒愚迷 观音了空归本净

慈悲泉涌应声现 妙音梵音海潮音

 

次唸〈加持铃杵咒〉曰:

嗡、沙哇打他嘎打、洗底班札、三昧耶、底叉、呕扯司当、打惹雅米、班札沙朵、黑黑黑黑黑、吽吽吽呸、娑哈。

 

次唸〈声空三昧召请诸佛咒〉,同时以杵触心,表开心性本具诸佛,而得以警醒。次以铃口向内、向顶上,四方八面摇动,以召请十方诸佛之加持。

 

咒曰:

嗡、班札、梗札惹里打、抓惹里打、爽抓惹里打、沙哇不打肯札、抓札里缕、抓札拔里米、梗札打那惹、爽哈比打、班札打麻洗打雅、沙哇扯里、吽吽吽、火火火、阿康娑哈。

 

四、守护

 

荤素二食子。素者供诸天龙神明;荤者供诸忿怒明王、药叉等护法。

 

初唸:嗡、喀喀、喀喜、喀喜

 

次唸〈祈祷颂〉曰:

诸八大护守界神 一切药叉及眷属

领纳此呈供食子 愿瑜伽士及眷属

无病长寿得自在 功德美誉及善种

胜妙受用咸感得 特于证悟之成就

祈为助办赐圆满 具誓本愿为守护

各种事业祈助办 非时死与诸违缘

祈消灭诸魔障等 恶梦与彼恶相等

祈免一切凶恶事 世间安乐禾稼丰

五穀盈登法增长 贤善妙乐悉圆满

祈垂随欲皆成就 汝等成黑方神者

于甚深祕密仪轨 未得见闻之自在

汝等各自他方去 倘若违越我之命

以炽燃金刚天杖 碎汝头颅百数分

 

事业金刚即将二食子分弃二方;想忿寂两类护法皆已受用饱足,各随行者所令而守护之。

 

次念〈四吽咒〉,并撒芥子以驱魔。咒曰:

嗡、松巴里、松巴里、吽吽呸。

嗡、格里哈那、格里哈那、吽吽呸。

嗡、格里哈那巴雅、格里哈那巴雅、吽吽呸。

嗡、阿那雅火、巴嘎蕴、比雅揽札、吽吽呸。

 

次结金刚网印,向十方用力举出,火燄即由杵顶喷出,而撒成金刚网。结界之内,一切魔鬼无法入内。

 

五、加持供品

 

持盛瓢、灌瓢,合之以遥指所陈供品及火坛,想本尊父母双融而降甘露,加持供品使成妙净而无尽之供奉。口中唸:「嗡、叉叉叉叉叉」。

 

六、安座并礼赞

 

于火坛四周献吉祥草。于火坛上,先架火神莲座,再于其上,架本尊莲座。

 

甲、  安火神莲座

 

颂曰:

除世间暗普光燄外座 智火悲壮除魔之内座

喜笑柔克胜成就密座 普妙吉祥大慈密密座

 

观三昧耶火神,颂曰:

莲月座上现朗字 转成护法金火神

一面二臂右持灶 左提仙壶仙人相

其髮甚多具威严 大腹以金梵线饰

 

次迎火神智慧尊入座。唸「札格吽札」,举吉祥草作欢迎势。入已,赞曰:

世间自在法王依怙子 已得事业灌顶火神王

殊胜智慧烧除彼二障 成熟法务尊前恭敬礼

 

乙、  安本尊莲座

 

颂曰:

遍法界应身无定处,胜外慈悲座;

同法身救渡无已时,胜内慈祥座;

融空乐灌顶养菩提,胜密慈安座;

显空明本净契无二,密密慈和座。

 

观本尊,颂曰:

无上密法雪域传 恩源虹身莲华生

以身供师大乐母 曼达拉娃垂楷模

总辑密法撰师传 移喜磋嘉弘传恩

诸佛证德之总汇 福缘众生咸仰赖

 

〈七支颂〉,曰:

恆顺众生以敬礼 莲师心咒为赞歎

住菩提心真忏悔 广弘法教以随喜

勇转普救渡法轮 长住同体慈悲身

回向有情证虹身

 

本尊赞:

敬礼 莲华生大士主眷前

密海恩源无死莲华生

庄严教化无死二佛母

荷担事业多吉勒巴尊

当前示现无碍光明中

佛光照射莲花上 为渡众生现童身

立为太子国富饶 藉犯恶行达出离

博通知识修佛法 常居尸林现神变

调伏魔众教空行 游化十方广渡众

应请入藏建桑耶 密法根源由兹立

坛城传法廿五尊 红袍白衣续法脉

经续择要梵译藏 法藏汇聚雪域国

大圆满教本净观 地水空心寄伏藏

无死虹身任运现 福缘弟子咸蒙恩

 

莲师启请颂〉,曰:

藏密恩源虹光身,无死济世任运现;

空乐光明加持遍,俱生妙喜环宇春。

 

曼达拉娃祖师赞〉,曰:

贵为公主乐出离 领众修行趋本净

慧眼能识莲师德 以身相许超世俗

柴薪大火转成湖 举国倾倒咸皈化

无死岩穴修双运 骨饰庄严虹光身

救脱难女成空行 提携后进胜楷模

住世化现纽古妈 恩德彰显无量寿

 

移喜磋嘉祖师赞〉,曰:

世间尊荣早知捨 密法甚深堪修持

莲师心要能总集 神通化度屡彰现

雪山苦修几濒死 双运实践融乐明

伏藏传法待因缘 藏密恩源蒙流传

 

移喜磋嘉祖师祈请颂〉,曰:

密法祖母前 法孙来顶礼

金脉至末法 稀微胜一线

有缘屈指数 堪修又几位

自障比比是 投入多遭难

考验纵山积 赤忱未稍移

但为渡众苦 捐躯何所计

唯求母慈悯 护佑真行人

早令契空乐 堪能弘贪道

如母恩长远 遍济如母众

 

亲见莲师恩〉,曰:

婴儿莲师活生生,神通圆帽自飞昇;

心繫众苦欲阅报,有情平等现畜生。

 

莲师圆帽加被祈请颂〉,曰:

大恩莲师示现圆帽自飞昇

索阅报张教示悲悯及末法

化现小犬令知供众即供师

缘俱义利常念推恩及有缘

愿众咸蒙师恩早证大圆满

敬製圆帽恳请殊恩垂加被

令凡见闻即同亲得朝圣颜

宿业冰消福慧增长至无尽

 

当今多吉勒巴祈请颂〉,曰:

能承莲师大事业

悲心绵延护法脉

密法修行多险阻

唯仰尊威得通畅

 

七、加持薪及油

 

唸颂曰:

即灾苦薪能生智慧火 供已圣凡同享大净乐

妙油能生白净般若火 供已烧尽六道诸苦毒

 

八、举火

 

引火后,唸:「朗朗朗」并结印右旋三次以加持火。次唸:「养养养」并以「」字扇,扇火三下,以祈风助火势。随即唸颂曰:

 

般若般若 麻哈般若 般若般若 经常般若

般若般若 觉观般若 般若般若 寂静般若

 

次供火神

唸供火神及其眷属咒曰:

嗡、阿那也、沙巴里哇那、喀喀、喀喜、喀喜。

 

次赞颂曰:

慈助护摩特降临 光明暖热赐炽昌

供品循轨顺畅化 成熟法务神前礼

 

次祈求之曰:

本阿闍黎及眷属 心住菩提行事业

于中能作障碍者 及诸罪业与病魔

嗡、阿那也、沙巴里哇那、嗡、沙哇巴榜、辛当古鲁也、娑哈。

 

想火神及其眷属欢喜受供,化入火光,以助事业。

 

九、供本尊

 

供菩提枝,颂及咒曰:

曾护文佛成道证本净 庄严坛城遮蔽世俗见

现成本地大荫菩提柯 供已空乐四喜显光明

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、菩提支扯也、娑哈。

 

供黑芝麻,颂及咒曰:

无明为因黑白业所执 灾苦邪见一切皆化供

供已了悟无明本来空 显众法身赐众大休息

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、沙哇巴榜、辛当古鲁也、娑哈。

 

供芥子,颂及咒曰:

一切魔仇自性本空寂 芥子供已诸魔証善逝

看透空色原无有主敌 同体悲中大救大休息

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、沙哇、阿叉、洗打也、娑哈。

 

供三白、三甜,颂及咒曰:

诸法白净具禅悦 供已愿众餐空色

甘甜妙味无杂染 感得法露润大千

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、沙哇、伞巴斗、娑哈。

 

供椰子,颂及咒曰:

真挚一心献佛法 上承大慈菩提灌

下施大悲弘法雨 恆毅志节利自他

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、班札、菩提企达、娑哈。

 

供核桃,颂及咒曰:

禅门妙乐是谁得其髓 密法四喜谁到究竟地

外形内意双运契理供 愿具証德圆满融二谛

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、班札、喀巴雅、娑哈。

 

供五轮补药,颂及咒曰:

众生百病苦难挨 群医束手药方无

唯赖莲师虹光力 业障潜消早回春

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、沙哇巴榜、辛当古鲁也、娑哈。

 

供鲜花,颂及咒曰:

主尊空行四方伴 四隅之外曼妙网

密智云涌慧盈女 一一众生乐增长

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、班札、札格尼也、不北、娑哈。

 

供双运火光,颂及咒曰:

莲师佛母油酒融 四喜四空炙燃涌

法界同体有情众 一一安乐咸增长

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、沙哇卵加、滑响古鲁火、嗡、班札、阿与扣、吽、娑哈。

 

供红绸及针线,颂及咒曰:

妙触天衣契空色 红白滚打长菩提

脉直气纯显净光 长生拔渡无尽众

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、沙哇卵加、滑响古鲁火、嗡、阿妈那尼、九旺底也、娑哈、嗡、班札、阿与扣、吽、娑哈。

 

供鲜果,颂及咒曰:

悲愿利他化身果 福慧圆满报身果

本净光明法身果 此三无分体性果

大乐智光虹身果 速满智悲圆証果

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、班札、喀巴雅、达妈卡雅、娑哈。

 

供金箔,颂及咒曰:

教化无价胜彼世间金 供此愿具摩尼宝悲心

弘法救渡一切所需资 清净应用感召泉源来

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、班札、摩尼也、娑哈。

 

八供,颂及咒曰:

大慈悲水润泽以清净 曼妙鲜花多采且多姿

滚打菩提沁透身心香 相续智灯高照破昏闇

同体遍满大悲涂香芳 禅悦妙食智喜双运融

莲师坛城俱生喜妙音 供已现証无住虹光身

嗡阿吽、班札古鲁、贝玛、悉地、吽、嗡、阿港、巴当、不北、睹北、阿努苟、梗登、努尾斗、下打、抓底札也、娑哈。

 

十、谢火神

 

敬谢火神,唸颂曰:

光明闪耀暖热感 香烟飘传鸿图展

莲师虹身映大千 火神恩德遍法界

唸咒曰:

嗡、阿那也、沙巴里哇那、喀喀、喀喜、喀喜、嗡阿吽。

 

十一、回向

 

唸颂曰:

慧命由上师所生 生命由父母所生

供物功德主所献 火属火神水龙王

地属地神风飞廉 此中离我与我所

何因何缘所生事 彼因彼缘自结果

愿此火供菩提因 承莲师恩普及众

一切有情同享果 世界安乐灾障弭

佛道顺缘咸聚合 六道众生皆解脱

法界当下即净土

 

十二、补阙

 

唸〈百字明〉三遍。

 

十三、重申本愿

 

唸行者之菩提愿文,以求弘法事业,週而复始,相续不绝。

 

〈佛法常明广佈祈愿颂〉

五毒笼罩六道陷愚迷 愿众因苦转求解脱道

世间无解流连徒劳累 愿众醒悟出缠离顾虑

一切无常无有能掌控 愿众警觉无复计短长

佛理难悟修途多歧异 愿众开慧捨执达圆融

身心纠结层层似蚕茧 愿众解结修途能坚持

私执未灭证悟欠圆满 愿众无我精进便证达

圆证法身智悲难思议 愿众成佛救渡无限尽

 

十四、结印

 

莲师及佛母手印

 

十五、绕佛

 

右旋绕坛场三圈表敬,再向莲师佛母三鞠躬致谢。

 

吉祥圆满

 

  跋

 

二○二○年六月六日,弟子本净来电邮,提请我能忆及莲师在二○○七年九月十四日清晨恩临时所示现的对吾等末法众生的垂念,而敬造护摩仪轨,略表感恩之诚悃,并且方便佛弟子众有祈请加被之机缘;因此而有此作。

 

 

二○二○年六月七日

养和斋   于加州


 

 

Homa Ritual Honoring Rainbow-body Guru Rin-po-che

 

Based on the Format of Chinese Homa Rituals by Guru Chen

Written in Chinese and Translated into English by his disciple Dr. Yutang Lin

(With Guru Chen's original English stanzas preserved as many as appropriate)

 

1.   Getting Permission from the Goddess of the Earth

 

       Visualize the Goddess of the Earth with a yellow body as suddenly appearing from the earth and accepting the blessing of the Master who is no different from the Yidam, Red Chenrezi. After she offers her approbation, she disappears. The Master wields the Vajra toward the center of the borrowed place where the fire altar is situated to create there a Vajra-cross foundation. Repeat the ″Heart Mantra of Guru Rin-po-che″ and the following half-stanza:

Abiding in the limitless oneness of Dharmadhatu,

The Mandala of Guru Rin-po-che and his consorts appears within.

 

2.   Generating Bodhicitta

 

       Stanza:

The graceful source of Tibetan Vajrayana, Patriarch Padmasambhava,

All with fortunate connections are blessed by your rainbow-body presence.

Universally grant fearlessness, save beings from Five Poisons, and increase their merits and wisdom.

Out of compassion for beings please accept this offering to help plant causes for attaining Sambhogakaya!

       Instantaneously the Master transforms into the Golden Chenrezi, wearing Guru Rin-po-che′s round-cap.

 

3.   Blessing the Bell, Vajra, and Drum

 

       (a)  Visualization:

       Visualize that Father and Mother Steadfast Buddha become lights that go into the Vajra and Bell, respectively. Visualize the moon on the right palm and the sun on the left one. With the right hand holding the Vajra and the left one holding the Bell, recite: "Ma Ha, Ban Zha, Hong" and "Ban Zha, Ga Za, A." (All incantations are written in Pin Yin, in accordance with Guru Chen's pronunciation.) Use the Vajra to touch the heart chakra three times, simultaneously ring the Bell three times.

 

       (b)  Stanza:

Bell rings and Drum resonates to wake ignorant and deluded beings.

By observing sounds to realize Sunyata and return to original purity,

Compassion wells up and Guan Yin appears instantly like echoes.

Wondrous sounds, pure sounds, and sounds of ocean tidal waves!

 

       (c)   Incantation of Blessing the Bell and Vajra:

Weng, Sha Wa Da Ta Ga Da, Xi Di Ban Zha, San Ma Ya, Di Cha, Ei Qia Si Dang, Da La Ya Mi, Ban Zha Sa Duo, Hei Hei Hei Hei Hei, Hong Hong Hong Pei, Suo Ha.

 

       (d)  Incantation of Requesting the Blessing of All Buddhas:

       Then, while reciting the incantation of Requesting the Blessing of All Buddhas, use the Vajra to touch the heart chakra to awake all the Buddhas that are in one's own Buddha-nature and with the opening of the Bell facing the top of the Master's head, turn the Bell around three times counter-clockwise, then three times clockwise, thus all Buddhas in the ten directions are requested to give blessing.

Weng, Ban Zha, Geng Zha La Li Da, Zhua La Li Da, Shuang Zhua La Li Da, Sha Wa Bu Da Ken Zha, Zhua Zha Li Lei, Zhua Zha Ba Li Mi, Geng Zha Da Na Ya, Shuang Ha Bi Da, Ban Zha Da Ma Xi Da Ya, Sha Wa Qia Li, Hong Hong Hong, Ho Ho Ho, A Kang Suo Ha.

 

4.   Protection

 

       Two pieces of food, prepared in advance, are offered. One is white in color for vegetarian Gods and the other is red for carnivorous Gods.

 

       (a)  The Incantation to offer food to the Protectors:

Weng, Ka Ka, Ka Xi, Ka Xi.

 

       (b)  Prayer Stanza to the Protectors:

All the eight departments of protectors,

And all the Yaksas and your family,

Please take all this blessed and delicious food.

Protect all the Yogis and their families.

Let all of them be free and have long life!

Gather all merits and sow all best seeds!

And may you inspire all special enjoyments!

Especially help endeavors toward enlightenment,

And let me get all the accomplishments!

Please remember all your excellent vows,

Help me to accomplish all salvation activities!

Get rid of all bad conditions and death,

Destroy all my obstacles and demons.

Pacify all terrible dreams and bad omens.

Protect us from all dangerous risks.

Help to make peace and rich harvests for all,

May plenty of all kinds of corn and Dharma,

And all good pleasures be helped by you!

Do help me to fulfill all my best wishes!

Those who have been divined to darkness

And cannot understand all the Tantras,

Not able to hear and see this secrecy,

Please leave here and go to the places where you belong.

If you don't take my advice right now,

I shall use the powerful and fiery Vajra

To destroy your head into many pieces!

 

       The Karma Vajra throws the two pieces of food in two different directions.

 

       (c)   Repeat the Four-Hong Incantation while throwing the mustard seeds:

       Repeat the Four-Hong Incantation to send the black deities away.

Weng, Song Ba Li, Song Ba Li, Hong Hong Pei!

Weng, Ge Li Ha Na, Ge Li Ha Na, Hong Hong Pei!

Weng, Ge Li Ha Na Ba Ya, Ge Li Ha Na Ba Ya, Hong Hong Pei!

Weng, A Na Ya Ho, Ba Ga Wen, Bi Ya Lan Zha, Hong Hong Pei!

 

       Then the Master visualizes the Vajra Net that covers all ten directions and is formed with the Vajra Net Mudra. Thus, from the beginning of the Homa performance until its end, the altar and the Master and his family and followers are protected.

 

5.   Blessing the Offerings

 

       The Master holds the Vajra dippers together, repeats the incantation given below and visualizes much nectar falling down from Father and Mother Yidam upon all the offerings. Thus, all worldly offerings become Vajra Nectar of boundless supply.

Weng, Cha Cha Cha Cha Cha!

 

6.   Arranging the Seat of the God of Fire and that of the Yidam

 

       Place auspicious grasses around the fire altar. Then arrange seats for the God of Fire and the Yidam.

 

      A.  Praising and Welcoming the Golden God of Fire

 

       (a)  Praise:

Shine upon the dark becoming the bright.

Drive away the demons with big fire!

Your kind smile sends away the sorrows.

Please sit on this good seat and admire!

 

       (b)  Visualize the Golden God of Fire:

"Lang" appears on the moon that is on a lotus.

From this "Lang" arises the golden God of Fire!

He has one face and two arms.

The right hand holds the stove.

The left hand holds a fairy bottle.

His hair is very long; his belly big.

He has a golden Brahmin thread around his belly!

 

       (c)   Welcome the Fire God:

       The Master raises a bunch of auspicious grass up to the sky to welcome the Wisdom God of Fire and repeats the following incantation:

Zha Ge Hong Zha

 

       (d)  Praise:

You are the victorious Prince of Dharma.

You have got the initiation of good Karma!

Your wisdom fire can get rid of obstacles!

I, now, beg you to help this Homa!

 

      B.  Arranging the Auspicious Seat for the Yidam

 

       (a)  Arrange the seat for Guru Rin-po-che with the following stanza:

Pervading the Dharmadhatu Your responding bodies have no definite abode,

Such compassion serves as the supreme seat outwardly.

Salvation activities born of oneness in Dharmakaya continue without ending,

Such merciful kindness serves as the supreme seat inwardly.

Harmonizing Sunyata and Bliss through initiations to nourish White and Red Bodhi,

Such compassionate well-being serves as the supreme seat secretly.

Reveal original purity in Sunyata Brightness to merge into Non-duality,

Such compassionate harmony serves as the supreme seat most secretly.

 

       (b)  Visualization of Guru Rin-po-che and consorts:

Graceful source of unsurpassable Tantric teachings in snowy realm,

Guru Rin-po-che, the rainbow-body Padmasambhava!

The supreme pleasure Wisdom Dakini, Mother Mandarava,

Set paradigm for all posterity by offering herself to Guru Rin-po-che!

Compiling all teachings of Guru Rin-po-che, and wrote his biography,

′Tis the grace of Mother Yeshe Tsogyal in preserving the treasures!

As the unified totality of all attainments of all Buddhas,

All sentient beings with fortunate connections admire and rely on You!

 

       (c)   The Seven-branch Prayer:

Paying homage through always remaining in accord with sentient beings,

Repeating the Heart Mantra of Guru Rin-po-che as perpetual praising,

Abiding in Bodhicitta is genuine repentance,

Spreading Dharma teachings far and wide serves as giving approval,

Vehemently turn the Dharma Wheel of Universal Salvation,

Long abiding in the compassionate body of oneness of all,

Dedicate merits toward all beings' attainment of rainbow-body.

 

(d)    Praise the Yidam:

Reverently recite the following praises:

Veneration in the Presence of Great Master Padmasambhava and retinue!

Graceful source of the Tantric Ocean, the deathless Lotus-born,

Adorning the salvation, the two deathless Mother Buddhas,

Sustaining the salvation activities, the Venerable Damchen Dorje Legpa,

Right in front you appeared to me in brightness free from hindrances and limits.

 

Buddha lights bestowed on a large lotus

To save all beings appeared there a boy

Established as prince, the country became prosperous

Through committing sinful acts to obtain renunciation

Learned in all sorts of knowledge and practiced Dharma

Lived in cemeteries, showed miraculous transformations

Tamed evil beings and cultivated Dakinis on the path

Roaming everywhere to spread teachings wide and far

Upon request entered Tibet to establish the first monastery

The root and source of Buddhist Tantra thereby established

Transmitted Tantras in Mandala to twenty-five disciples

Red-robed and white-clothed ones continued the lineages

Essential Sutras and Tantras selected to translate into Tibetan

Dharma treasures thus gathered and stored in snow country

Great Perfection teachings based on original purity of all things

Concealed in Earth, Water, Space and Mind Hidden Treasures

Rainbow body of death-free nature appeared as occasions called for

Disciples of meritorious conditions are all blessed by your compassion

 

Supplication to Guru Rin-po-che

 

Gracious source of Tibetan Tantra in rainbow body,

Deathless salvation through opportune appearances,

Bright light of Sunyata Pleasure grants universal blessing,

Wondrous bliss of innate purity sets the universe in spring.

 

Praise to Patriarch Mandarava

 

Born of royal status as a princess yet enjoyed renunciation

Led five hundred maidens to practice toward original purity

Wisdom eyes capable of recognizing Guru Rin-po-che's virtues

In devotion to Guru offered her body beyond worldly ways

Huge fire on large pile of firewood turned into a clear pond

The whole kingdom overwhelmed, and all took refuge in Guru

In the Cave of Death Ceased practiced Tantric Love

Bone ornaments adorned her rainbow-like light body

Saved a girl from peril and led her to become a Dakini

Thus, set a supreme epitome of upbringing posterity

Staying in this world and appeared as patriarch Niguma

Graceful virtues illustrative of boundless longevity

 

Praise to Patriarch Yeshe Tsogyal

 

Worldly fames and honors had long since learned to renounce

Capable of practicing Tantra that is so sublime and profound

Able to gather and sustain all heart essences of Guru Rin-po-che

Supernatural abilities displayed ever so often to convert and help

Stayed up in snow mountain caves to practice until almost dead

Carried out Tantric Love practices to harmonize joy and light

Transmitted teachings through Termas to wait for suitable vessels

Thanks to you, graceful source of Tibetan Tantras spread and remained

 

Supplication to Patriarch Yeshe Tsogyal

 

In front of beloved grandma of Tantric practices

Dharma grandson is here to salute you in prostration

Our golden lineage came down to this degenerated age

Had become even thinner and scarcer than a thread

Those have fortunate connections can be counted by fingers

Alas! How many of them are capable of actual practices

Hindered by self-set limits are often the cases

Devoted and dedicated ones mostly encountered difficulties

Even though trials might have piled up like mountains

Ardent Bodhi aspiration has never wavered a bit

Simply for the sake of liberating all beings from sufferings

Dedication of this life is not worth any considerations

Only begging dear grandma for compassionate blessings

To protect and guide genuine Tantric practitioners

So that they may sooner realize union of joy and light

And thus, become capable of advocating the path of Greed

Just as grandma's grace spread far and wide through ages

We will save all beings because they are as dear as our own mothers

 

Grace of the Presence of Guru Rin-po-che

 

Round face, round eyes, baby Guru Rin-po-che was so alive,

Round hat flew up all by itself, what supernatural power!

Compassion encompassing all beings, want to read news,

All sentient beings being equal, Guru appeared as a puppy!

 

Supplication to Guru Rin-po-che for Round-cap Blessing

 

Merciful Guru Rin-po-che displayed self-rising of his round cap

Asked for newspapers to teach compassion for the delinquent age

Appeared as puppy to show offering to beings amounts to offering to Guru

Benefiting all those with karmic connections, one remembers this teaching constantly

May all receive blessing from Guru Rin-po-che to attain Great Perfection soon

Reverently had a round cap duplicated to seek earnestly your special favor

May whoever see or hear about this round cap be blessed as in your holy presence

That their karma dissipated, and wisdom and merits grow to the boundless sphere

 

Supplication to Damchen Dorje Legpa

 

Capable of sustaining Guru Rin-po-che's boundless salvation activities

Compassionate protection continues to benefit all lineage followers

Tantric practices often encounter all sorts of dangers and hindrances

Only relying on Your mighty powers can the path be smooth and even

 

7.   Blessing the Wood and Oil

 

       Stanza:

With the calamity-like firewood,

Start up the wisdom fire.

After offering them,

All the Sages, beings, do have the Pleasure!

The pure and clean butter helps the wisdom fire,

May all sufferings in the six realms be burned out!

 

8.   Starting the Fire

 

       (a)  Start the fire:

       With the fire mudra turn around clockwise thrice on top of the fire altar while repeating, "Lang Lang Lang."

       Use a fan with the Tibetan syllable "Yang" to fan the fire thrice while repeating, "Yang, Yang, Yang." Then repeat:

Wisdom Wisdom Great Wisdom!

Wisdom Wisdom Constant Wisdom!

Wisdom Wisdom Samadhi Wisdom!

Wisdom Wisdom Tranquility Wisdom!

 

       (b)  Offering to the God of Fire:

       Incantation:

Weng, A Na Ye, Sha Ba Li Wa La, Ka Ka, Ka Xi, Ka Xi.

       Praise:

You are the sovereign Prince of Dharma.

You have been blessed as King of Karma!

With special wisdom burn up the sorrow,

Help us to fulfill the good wishes through Homa!

 

       (c)   Prayer to the God of Fire:

       Stanza:

I, the Acarya, and all the followers

Do have learned Dharma and done good Karma.

Any kind of obstacles before the Homa is done

Please send away from this Mandala!

Weng, A Na Ye, Sha Ba Li Wa La, Weng, Sha Wa Ba Bang, Xin Deng Gu Lu Ye, Suo Ha.

 

9.   Offering to Guru Rin-po-che

 

       (a)  Offer Bodhi-branches:

       Stanza:

Once protected Sakyamuni Buddha to attain Enlightenment and realize original purity,

Serving as adornment to the Mandala and blindfold to worldly views outside it,

Bodhi branches form great shade for the uncontrived original state,

After offering them Four Bliss of Sunyata pleasure will reveal supreme brightness!

       Incantation (repeat thrice):

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Po Ti Zhi Qia Ye, Suo Ha.

 

       (b)  Offer black sesame:

       Stanza:

Ignorance as the cause grasped by black and white karmas,

Perverse views, disasters, and sufferings, all transform into offering.

After this offering one would realize that ignorance is originally of empty nature.

Reveal Dharmakaya for all beings so that all would attain great tranquility.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Sha Wa Ba Bang, Xin Deng Gu Lu Ye, Suo Ha.

 

       (c)   Offer mustard seeds:

       Stanza:

The self-nature of all evils and enemies is originally vacuous and inactive.

After offering mustard seeds all evils will perish automatically.

Seeing through that form and emptiness are originally non-dual,

In the compassion of oneness lie great salvation and great rest.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Sha Wa, A Qia, Xi Da Ye, Suo Ha.

 

       (d)  Offer three whites and three sweets:

       Stanza:

All things white and pure contain the joy of Chan;

After offering these may all beings dine on form born of Sunyata.

Wondrous flavor of pleasant sweetness, free from impurities,

Would inspire Dharma nectar to imbue the countless worlds!

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Sha Wa, Sang Ba Dou, Suo Ha.

 

       (e)   Offer one coconut:

       Stanza:

Sincerely and whole-heartedly dedicate oneself to the Dharma,

Receiving from above the merciful initiations of Bodhicitta,

Pouring to suffering beings below the compassionate rain of teachings,

Benefiting all through constant and enduring aspirations and activities.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Ban Zha, Po Ti Qi Da, Suo Ha.

 

       (f)   Offer walnuts:

       Stanza:

Wondrous joy of Chan, who attained its marrows?

Four joys of Tantric practice, who arrived at the ultimate sphere?

Matching outer form and inner sense through this concord offering,

May we obtain realization that completely harmonizes the two truths!

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Ban Zha, Ke Ba Ya, Suo Ha.

 

       (g)  Offer herbs for the five chakras:

       Stanza:

Hundreds of illness as suffered by beings are indeed hard to bear.

All physicians have no treatments and effective prescriptions unavailable.

Relying solely on the great rainbow-lights power of Guru Rin-po-che,

Karmic hindrances dispersed invisibly so that recovery will arrive sooner.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Sha Wa Ba Bang, Xin Deng Gu Lu Ye, Suo Ha.

 

       (h)  Offer fresh flowers:

       Stanza:

Yidam's Dakini and consorts in the four cardinal directions,

In addition to those at the four corners, net of wondrous beauties,

Wisdom Dakinis full of secret skills gathering like clouds,

To enable each and every sentient being to enjoy pleasure more.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Ban Zha, Zha Ge Ni Ye, Bu Bei, Suo Ha.

 

(i)   Offer flame of cooperative pleasure:

       Stanza:

Guru Rin-po-che and Dakini are melted together like oil and liquor,

Four levels of Joy in Sunyata are sizzling up all the way,

Each and every being in the oneness of Dharmadhatu has gained

More and more enjoyment of pleasure in tranquility.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Sha Wa Nuo Ga, Wa Xiang Gu Lu Huo, Weng, Ban Zha, A Yu Ke, Hong, Suo Ha.

 

 

       (j)   Offer red silk, needles, and threads:

       Stanza:

Heavenly garment of wondrous touch matches Sunyata-form.

Red and white Bodhis increase through union of Vajra Love.

Straight channels and pure winds induce light of original purity.

Live long in the world to save countless sentient beings.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Sha Wa Nuo Ga, Wa Xiang Gu Lu Huo, Weng, A Ma Na Ni, Jiu Wang Di Ye, Suo Ha, Weng, Ban Zha, A Yu Ke, Hong, Suo Ha.

 

       (k)  Offer fresh fruits:

       Stanza:

Compassionate aspirations to benefit others is the fruit of Nirmanakaya.

Completion of merits and wisdom is the fruit of Sambhogakaya.

Dependence-free light of original purity is the fruit of Dharmakaya.

The above three indistinguishable is the fruit of Sahajakaya.

Wisdom rainbow-body born of great pleasure is the fruit of Mahasukhakaya.

Soon fulfill wisdom and compassion to attain perfect fruit of Buddhahood.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Ban Zha, Ke Ba Ya, Da Ma Ka Ya, Suo Ha.

 

       (l)   Offer gold foil:

       Stanza:

Priceless teachings are superior to worldly gold and wealth.

May this offering inspire compassion that is like the wish-fulfilling gem!

All resources needed for propagation of Dharma and salvation of beings

Through pure applications would inspire their flowing in like springs.

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, Ban Zha, Mu Ni Ye, Suo Ha.

 

       (m) Offer the eight offerings:

       Stanza:

With water of great compassion to moisten and purify,

With wondrous pretty flowers to show variegated colors and styles,

With Kunda-Bodhicitta to imbue body and mind with fragrance,

With the wisdom lamp that shines continuously up high to dispel the darkness of ignorance,

With the perfume of great compassion to spread aroma all over the oneness of all,

With wondrous food of Chan joy to harmonize wisdom and bliss through Vajra Love,

With wondrous sounds of innate joy from the Mandala of Lotus-born, after offering,

May we instantly attain the non-abiding rainbow-body of Guru Rin-po-che!

       Incantation:

Weng A Hong, Ban Zha Gu Lu, Bei Ma, Xi Di, Hong, Weng, A Gang, Ba Dang, Bu Bei, Du Bei, A Nu Gei, Gen Deng, Nu Wei Dou, Xia Da, Zhua Di Zha Ye, Suo Ha.

 

10. Giving thanks to the God of Fire

 

       Stanza:

Brightness shines, warmth and heat felt.

As incense smokes float and spread so are the grand Dharma activities.

Rainbow lights of Guru Rin-po-che shine all over the whole universe,

While the grace of the God of Fire extends throughout the Dharmadhatu.

       Incantation:

Weng, A Na Ye, Sha Ba Li Wa La, Ka Ka, Ka Xi, Ka Xi, Weng A Hong.

 

11. Dedication of the Merits

 

       Stanza:

Wisdom life was born of Gurus.

Corporeal life was born of parents.

Offerings were born of donors.

Fire, the fire god; water, Dragon King.

Place belongs to the country; companions are others.

In all these there is neither I nor mine.

Good coming from whatever causes and conditions

Is the natural fruit of those causes and conditions.

The great tranquility that all beings possess originally

Is beyond the sphere of causes and consequences.

May the Bodhi causes of this Homa bring about great fruits,

And those with Guru Rin-po-che's blessing will spread to all beings!

All sentient beings will share the Bodhi fruits!

Peace and happiness pervade the world, and calamities and hindrances vanished!

All opportune conditions for Dharma propagation and practices gathered!

All sentient beings in the Six Realms attain emancipation!

Dharmadhatu right away is the Pureland!

 

12. Amendment

 

       Repeat thrice the 100-Word Incantation of Vajrasattva.

 

13. Repeat Original Vows

 

       Recite the practitioner's Bodhi Vows to pray for continuous and never-ending progress of Dharma activities.

 

Stanza on Constant Illumination and Wide Spreading of Dharma

 

Engulfed in the Five Poisons, sentient beings in the Six Realms are trapped in delusions;

May all in sufferings thereby turn to seek the path of emancipation!

 

Worldly problems having no solutions, lingering therein will gain only toil and distress in vain;

May all become awaken and escape from entanglements without further deliberations and cares!

 

All are impermanent and there is no possibility of control and management on changing;

May all become keenly aware of this and no longer linger in comparisons and calculations!

 

Essence of Dharma difficult to comprehend and paths of Dharma practices are variant and at odds;

May all mature in Wisdom to renounce partial grasping and reach harmonious comprehension!

 

Intertwining knots of body and mind have been accumulated, layers over layers, like a cocoon;

May all sustain resolution in resolving all such knots on the path of Dharma practices!

 

Personal grasping, not extinguished, attainment of enlightenment lacks full completion;

May all, through diligent Dharma practices,  readily attain the state of non-self!

 

Full attainment of Dharmakaya yields incomprehensible display of Wisdom and Compassion;

May all attain Full Enlightenment to conduct salvation activities without limits and ending!

 

 

14. Mudra

 

       Hold the Mudras of Guru Rin-po-che and consorts while reciting their respective mantras three times.

 

15. Circumambulation

 

       Circumambulate clockwise the Homa platform thrice as gesture of reverence, and then bow thrice to Guru Rin-po-che and consorts in reverence to express gratitude.

 

Auspicious Completion

 

 

Epilog

 

       On June 6, 2020 disciple Ben Jing (Originally Pure) sent me an email, asking me to recall the grace of Guru Rin-po-che′s appearance to me in the early hours of September 14, 2007, when He expressed concern for the conditions of the world, and thereby be motivated to compose reverently a fire puja ritual in honor of Guru Rin-po-che so as to express a bit the sincere gratitude felt, and also to facilitate Buddhists in having opportunities to beseech blessings. Hence, I composed this ritual in Chinese yesterday, and translated it into English today.

 

June 8, 2020

El Cerrito, California

 

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