Sunday, March 29, 2020

Daily Practice of Guru Rinpoche, Buddha of Medicine

This is a wonderful practice that helps to free all sentient beings from their illnesses.  Medicine Buddha’s primary motivation is to completely remove physical and mental suffering from all sentient beings in general, but primarily mental and physical illness caused through the imbalance of the elements.  

This particular practice is a form of Guru Rinpoche manifesting as a Buddha of Medicine. This prayer was written by His Holiness Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.


༄༅། །སངས་རྒྱས་སྨན་བླའི་རྒྱུན་ཁྱེར།
Daily Practice of Guru Rinpoche, Buddha of Medicine
by Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

རང་ཉིད་སྐད་ཅིག་དྲན་རྫོགས་སུ། 
rangnyi kechik dren dzok su
Perfect in the instant of recollection,

ཨོ་རྒྱན་སྨན་གྱི་བླ་མ་ནི། 
orgyen men gyi lama ni
I am the Oḍḍiyāna Buddha of Medicine—

མཐིང་གསལ་སྨན་མཆོག་ལྷུང་བཟེད་བསྣམས། 
ting sal men chok lhungzé nam
Bright blue, holding supreme medicine and alms-bowl,

སྙན་ཞུ་གསང་གོས་ཕོད་བེར་གསོལ། 
nyen shyu sang gö pö ber sol
And wearing hat, undergarment, gown and cloak—

བྱིན་རླབས་གཟི་བརྗིད་ལྡན་པར་གསལ། 
jinlab ziji denpar sal
Resplendent with blessings and majestic presence.

ཨོཾ་ཨཱཿཧཱུྃ་བཛྲ་གུ་རུ་པདྨ་སཾ་བྷ་ཝ་བྷཻ་ཥ་ཛྱེ་རཱ་ཛ་ས་མུདྒ་ཏེ་སྭཱ་ཧཱ།
om ah hung benza guru pema sambhawa bhekandzé radza samudgaté soha
oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padmasambhava bhaiṣajye rajasamudgate svāhā

ཞེས་ཟླ།
Recite this mantra.

དགེ་བ་འདི་ཡིས་མྱུར་དུ་བདག 
gewa di yi nyurdu dak
Through this merit, may I swiftly accomplish the realization

ཨོ་རྒྱན་སྨན་བླ་འགྲུབ་གྱུར་ནས། 
orgyen men la drub gyur né
Of Orgyen, Buddha of Medicine,

འགྲོ་བ་གཅིག་ཀྱང་མ་ལུས་པ། 
drowa chik kyang malüpa
And may I bring each and every single living being

དེ་ཡིས་ས་ལ་འགོད་པར་ཤོག 
dé yi sa la göpar shok
To that perfect state as well.

མངྒ་ལས་སོ། 
By Maṅgala.

| Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2019.