A Buddhist Service
developed by Dharmajim Wilson
The Charge Of Compassion
And the laughter of Ho Tei
In gratitude we meet
By the infinite number of enlightening ones in all the multiverses
By the sun and moon
By the planets and stars
By the wind and rain
By the birds of the air
By the forests and grasses
By the oceans and rivers
By the grace of our ancestors
In perfect freedom
As the unborn one
Numberless the manifestations of compassion
For truly, compassion is the whole of the Dharma,
The Three Refuges
We take refuge in the Dharma.
We take refuge in the Sangha.
We take refuge in the Enlightened Ones.
Buddham saranam gachchami.
We take refuge in the Buddha.
The Contemplations For Everyone
We take this moment to recallKnowing this:
The way appears,
The path emerges.
Contemplating Our Good Fortune
We take this moment to contemplate our good fortune in having a sound mind and body.
We take this moment to contemplate our good fortune in having good parents.
We take this moment to contemplate our good fortune in all the teachers we have had.
We take this moment to contemplate our good fortune in living in a time and place of relative peace and prosperity. Such an auspicious time and place is very rare.
We take this opportunity to contemplate our good fortune at encountering the Dharma, the Way to liberation and the cessation of all sorrow.
Such a combination of good fortunes is very rare, very difficult to find.
Realizing this, we will not waste this opportunity.
Realizing this, we dedicate ourselves to comprehending and realizing transcendent wisdom and infinite compassion.
Through body, speech, or mind,
Intentionally or unintentionally,
I do hereby repent of those deeds,
I do hereby forgive myself for those deeds,
I do hereby release those deeds to the understanding and
compassion of the enlightening ones.
Whatever harmful, negative or destructive deeds
Contemplating Kindness and Caring
With every act of caring the way grows smoother.
We rejoice in every act of kindness,
great or small,We rejoice in every act of caring,
great or small,May kindness and caring blossom within us and within all people,
May wisdom and compassion blossom within us and within all people,
May gratitude and serenity blossom within us and within all people,
Day after day,As we attain the unexcelled peace, serenity, and bliss of Nirvana.
The Song Of Heart Wisdom
May all sentient existence be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May good fortune fill all the days of all the lives of all sentient existence.
May all sentient existence dwell forever in the limitless realm of the everpresent peaceful heart and serene mind.
Sentient beings are numberless, I vow to save them all.
The hindrances are inexhaustible, I vow to extinguish them all.
The teachings are innumerable, I vow to learn them all.
The way of the Bodhisattva is unattainable, I vow to attain it.
The way of the Buddha is unsurpassable, I vow to realize it.
Transfer Of Merit
since beginningless time,
we do hereby freely offer this merit,
to all sentient existence.
Whatever merit we have earned,
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