Friday, February 1, 2019

Remove your negative deeds by reciting names of 35 Buddhas


The 35 Buddhas for Confession of Moral Downfalls

Bodhisattva’s Confession of Moral Downfalls being one of the most popular. We all have done actions that we now feel badly about doing, and we have aspects of ourselves that we do not like and wish to change. Purification practices are excellent means to remove emotional burdens such as guilt, as well as to pacify the obstacles to our happiness and self-improvement created by the imprints of our destructive actions. Guilt over past actions is useless, only leaving us feeling helpless and hopeless. On the other hand, acting to purify negative imprints and afflictions is very productive. It helps us to change our bad habits and subdues obstacles to long life and success in our spiritual practice.

SanskritTibetanTibetan pronunciationEnglish
Śākyamuniཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ་shakya tup-paShakyamuni
Vajrapramardīརྡོ་རྗེ་སྙིང་པོས་རབ་ཏུ་འཇོམས་པdorjé nyingpö raptu jompaThoroughly Conquered with Vajra Essence
Ratnārśiṣརིན་ཆེན་འོད་འཕྲོrinchen ö-troRadiant Jewel
Nāgeśvararājaཀླུ་དབང་གི་རྒྱལ་པོluwang gi gyelpoKing, Lord of the Nagas
Vīrasenaདཔའ་བོའི་སྡེpawö-déArmy of Heroes
Vīranandīདཔའ་བོ་དགྱེསpawö-gyéDelighted Hero
Ratnāgniརིན་ཆེན་མེrinchen-méJewel Fire
Ratnacandraprabhaརིན་ཆེན་ཟླ་འོདrinchen da-öJewel Moonlight
Amoghadarśiམཐོང་བ་དོན་ཡོདtongwa dönyöMeaningful Vision
Ratnacandraརིན་ཆེན་ཟླ་བrinchen dawaJewel Moon
Vimalaདྲི་མ་མེད་པdrima mépaStainless One
Śūradattaདཔའ་སྦྱིནpa-jinGlorious Giving
Brahmaཚངས་པtsangpaPure One
Brahmadattaཚངས་པས་སྦྱིན་tsangpé jinGiving of Purity
Varuṇaཆུ་ལྷchu lhaWater God
Varuṇadevaཆུ་ལྷའི་ལྷchu lhaé lhaDeity of the Water Gods
Bhadraśrīདཔལ་བཟངpel-zangGlorious Goodness
Candanaśrīཙན་དན་དཔལtsenden pelGlorious Sandalwood
Anantaujasགཟི་བརྗིད་མཐའ་ཡསziji tayéInfinite Splendour
Prabhāśrīའོད་དཔལö pelGlorious Light
Aśokaśrīམྱ་ངན་མེད་པའི་དཔལ་nyangen mépé pelSorrowless Glory
Nārāyaṇaསྲེད་མེད་ཀྱི་བུsémé-kyi buSon of Non-craving
Kusumaśrīམེ་ཏོག་དཔལmétok pelGlorious Flower
Tathāgata Brahmajyotivikrīḍitābhijñaདེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་ཚངས་པའི་འོད་ཟེར་རྣམ་པར་རོལ་པ་མངོན་པར་མཁྱེན་པdézhin shekpa tsangpé özer nampar rölpa ngönpar khyenpaPure Light Rays Clearly Knowing by Play
Tathāgata Padmajyotirvikrīditābhijñaདེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་པདྨའི་འོད་ཟེར་རྣམ་པར་རོལ་པས་མངོན་པར་མཁྱེན་པdézhin shekpa pémé özer nampar rölpé ngönpar khyenpaLotus light Rays Clearly knowing by Play
Dhanaśrīནོར་དཔལnorpelGlorious Wealth
Smṛtiśrīདྲན་པའི་དཔལdrenpé pelGlorious Mindfulness
Suparikīrtitanāmagheyaśrīམཚན་དཔལ་ཤིན་ཏུ་ཡོངས་སུ་གྲགས་པtsenpel shintu yongsu drakpaRenowned Glorious Name
Indraketudhvajarājaདབང་པོའི་ཏོག་གི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་རྒྱལ་པོwangpö tok-gi gyeltsen-gyi gyelpoKing of the Victory Banner that Crowns the Sovereign
Suvikrāntaśrīཤིན་ཏུ་རྣམ་པར་གནོན་པའི་དཔལshintu nampar nönpé pelGlorious One Who Fully Subdues
Yuddhajayaགཡུལ་ལས་རྣམ་པར་རྒྱལ་བyül lé nampar gyelwaUtterly Victorious in Battle
Vikrāntagāmīརྣམ་པར་གནོན་པའི་གཤེགས་པའི་དཔལnampar nönpé shekpé pelGlorious Transcendence Through Subduing
Samantāvabhāsavyūhaśrīཀུན་ནས་སྣང་བ་བཀོད་པའི་དཔལkün-né nangwa köpé pelGlorious Manifestations Illuminating All
Ratnapadmavikramīརིན་ཆེན་པདྨའི་རྣམ་པར་གནོན་པRinchen padmé nampar nönpaJewel Lotus who Subdues All
Ratnapadmasupraṭiṣṭhita-śailendrarājaདེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་དགྲ་བཅོམ་པ་ཡང་དག་པར་རྫོགས་པའི་སངས་རྒྱས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་པདྨ་ལ་རབ་ཏུ་བཞུགས་པའི་རི་དབང་གི་རྒྱལ་པོDézhin shekpa drachompa yangdakpar dzokpé sanggyé rinpoché dang padama la raptu zhukpé riwang gi gyelpoAll-subduing Jewel Lotus, Arhat, Perfectly Completed Buddha, King of the Lord of the Mountains Firmly Seated on Jewel 

MANTRA.
"Om namo manjushriye namo sushriye namo uttama shriye soha"

Note: beside each name of BUDDHA, the the type of negative action that it helps in purifying is also given. An eon is a really, really, super-long, impossible-to-measure length of time.)

The Founder, Bhagavan, Tathagata, Arhat, perfectly completed Buddha, glorious conqueror Shakyamuni Buddha
(The ripening of effects of wrongs done over 10,000 great eons)

Tathagata Thoroughly Destroying with Vajra Essence
(The ripening of effects of wrongs done over 10,000 great eons)

Tathagata Radiant Jewel
(Non-virtue committed over 20,000 eons)

Tathagata King, Lord of the Nagas
(Non-virtue committed over 1,000 eons)

Tathagata Army of Heroes
(Non-virtue committed over 1,000 eons)

Tathagata Delighted Hero
(Non-virtue committed over 2,000 eons)

Tathagata Jewel Fire
(Non-virtue committed over 2,000 eons)

Tathagata Jewel Moonlight
(Non-virtue committed over 8,000 eons)

Tathagata Meaningful See
(Non-virtue committed over one eon)

Tathagata Jewel Moon
(The imprints of the five actions of immediate retribution)

Tathagata Stainless One
(The imprints of the five parallel actions of immediate retribution)

Tathagata Bestowed with Courage
(Negativities arising from anger)

Tathagata Pure One
(Negativities committed arising from the attachment of 10,000 eons)

Tathagata Bestowed with Purity
(General non-virtues of the 10,000 eons)

Tathagata Water God
(Non-virtue committed over 1,000 eons)

Tathagata Deity of the Water God
(Non-virtue committed over 5,000 eons)

Tathagata Glorious Goodness
(Non-virtue committed over 5,000 eons)

Tathagata Glorious Sandalwood
(Non-virtue committed over 7,000 eons)

Tathagata Infinite Splendor
(Non-virtue committed over 7,000 eons)

Tathagata Glorious Light
(Stains of previous evil actions of unlimited time)

Tathagata Sorrowless Glory
(The potencies of actions done out of ignorance)

Tathagata Son of Non-craving
(Negativities done out of the instinct of ignorance)

Tathagata Glorious Flower
(The latent traces of all physical non-virtues)

Tathagata Pure Light Rays Clearly Knowing by Play
(Verbal negativities)

Tathagata Lotus Light Rays Clearly Knowing by Play
(Mental negativities)

Tathagata Glorious Wealth
(Imprints arising from the non-virtue of stealing from monasteries)

Tathagata Glorious Mindfulness
(Negativities arising from despising others or abusing them)

Tathagata Glorious Name Widely Renowned
(Negativities arising from jealousy)

Tathagata King Holding the Victory Banner of Foremost Power
(Negativities arising from arrogance and conceit)

Tathagata Glorious One Totally Subduing
(Negativities arising out of slander)

Tathagata Utterly Victorious in Battle
(Negativities arising out of all type of
non-virtuous actions)

Tathagata Glorious Transcendence Through Subduing
(The stain of encouraging others act improperly)

Tathagata Glorious Manifestations Illuminating All
(The non-virtue of rejoicing in unwholesome deeds)

Tathagata All-Subduing Jewel Lotus
(The imprints of all forms of abandoning spirituality)

Tathagata, arhat, perfectly completed Buddha, King of the Lord of Mountains Firmly Seated on Jewel and Lotus (3x)
(Negativities arising from disparaging the Spiritual Master)

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