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Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 1 Rev.

1/2007


Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 2 Rev. 1/2007

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MEDICINE BUDDHA



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The River of Lapis Lazuli,

Ritual of Menla, taken from the Sky of Dharmata,

Jewel excerpt from the revealed treasure Clear Expanse of the Mind.

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SEVEN LINE PRAYER

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HUNG ORGYEN YL GYI NUB JANG TSHAM
Hung On the Northwest border of the country of Urgyen
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PEMA GESAR DONG PO LA
In the pollen heart of a lotus,
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YA TSHEN CHOG GI NG DRUB NYE
Marvelous in the perfection of your attainment,
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PEMA JUNG NE ZHE SU DRAG
You are known as the Lotus Born
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KHOR DU KHANDRO MANG P KOR
And are surrounded by your circle of many Dakinis.
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KHYED KYI JE SU DAG DRUB KYI
Following you, I will practice.
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JYIN GYI LOB CHIR SHEG SU SL
I pray that you will come to confer your blessings.
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GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG

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NAMO MAHA BENKADZE YA

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If possible, set up a mandala and whatever other peaceful offerings you have in front of an
image of Menla, thus perfecting the accumulations. If not, then visualizing the deity in
front of you, you may just imagine the offering, and there is no need of anything more.
Since this rite is in the tradition of the Supreme Tantra, the person performing it need not
abstain from meat and alcohol, nor perform the purifications such as washing and rinsing
the mouth. However, since it is the Supreme Secret Mantra tradition, it is necessary to
authentically obtain the initiation and oral transmission. The practice of simultaneously
forming the visualizations of both the self and the deity in front of oneself is the tradition of
the Ancients, so it is not necessary to do it separately. Being a meditation of the Ancients,
it is important to contemplate the meaning of the words.

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NAMO KONCHOG SUM DANG TSA WA SUM
NAMO I take refuge in the Three Jewels and the Three Roots
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KYAB NE NAM LA KYAB SU CHI
And all sources of refuge.
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DRO KN SANGYE LA GD CHIR
I awaken the sublime thought of enlightenment,

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CHANG CHUB CHOG TU SEM KYED DO
To bring all beings to Buddhahood.
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KA DAG LONG NE TRL PA YI
Emanating from intrinsically pure infinity,
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NAM SA GANG WA'I CHD PA'I TRIN
A cloud of offerings fills the sky,
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MANDAL GYAL SID LHA MOR CHE
Replete with mandalas, royal emblems and goddesses.
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ZED MED GYUR CHIG PUDZA HO
May it be inexhaustible.
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DRO KN DE DEN DUG NGAL DREL
May all beings be free of suffering,
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DE LE NYAM MED TANG NYOM SHOG
May their happiness not deteriorate, and may they attain equanimity.
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Repeat three times

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OM SWABHAWA SHUDHA SARWA DHARMA SWABHAWA SHUDDHO HAM

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TONG PA NYID DU GYUR
All becomes emptiness.
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TONG PAI NGANG LE TONG SUM DI TA NA DUG GI PHO DRANG DU GYUR
PAI NANG DU
From the domain of emptiness this universe becomes a beautiful palace.
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SENGEI THRI PED DA SO SOI TENG DU
Upon a lion throne, sun and moon seat,
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RANG NYID DANG DN KYED KYI TSO WOI SA BN HUNG THING GA LE
The blue seed syllable HUNG (>) of myself and the one in front each becomes
Menla,
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MENLA KU DOG BENDURYA BU DZER THRO WAI KU CHEN
Blue like lapis lazuli, radiating light.
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CH G SUM GYI LAB PA
Wearing the three robes of Dharma,
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CHAG YE CHOG CHIN ARURA DANG
The right hand in the mudra of giving holds the Arura.
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YN NYAM ZHAG LHUNG ZED DZIN PA
Seated in the vajra position,

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TSHEN PE DZOG SHING DORJEI KYIL TRUNG GI ZHUG PA
He is complete with all the characteristics and signs of a Buddha.
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KHYED PAR DU DN KYED KYI DEB MA NAM LA
On the petals of the lotus of the one in front
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THUB WANG LA SOG PAI SANGYE DN DANG CH PU TI
Is Shakyamuni and the rest of the seven Buddhas and the volumes of Dharma.
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DE GYAB SEM PA CHU DRUG
Behind are the sixteen Bodhisattvas,
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DE GYAB JIG TEN KYONG WA CHU DANG DE PN CHU NYI SO SOI KHOR DANG
CHE PA
And behind them are the ten protectors of the world and the twelve chiefs, each with
his retinue.
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GO ZHI LA GYAL PO CHEN PO ZHI DANG CHE PAI NE SUM YI GE SUM
DANG
At the four gates are the four great kings. All have the three letters in the three
places.
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THUG KAI HUNG LE D THR PE
Light radiates from the HUNG in their hearts
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SHAR CHOG KYI SANGYE SO SOI ZHING KHAM NE
Invoking innumerable wisdom deities from the Eastern Buddha fields

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YESHE PA PAG TU MED PA CHEN DRANG NE DAG DN NAM LA THIM PAR
GYUR
Which are absorbed into the self and the one in front.


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HUNG MENLA CHED GYED LHA TSHOG MA L PA
HUNG Menla and entourage, the assembly of all eight gods
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NE DIR CHEN DREN CHIN CHEN BAB TU SL
Who have been summoned to this place, bestow your great blessing.
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KAL DEN DED DEN DAG LA WANG CHOG KUR
Confer the sublime initiation on the fortunate and faithful.
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LOG DREN TSHE YI BAR CHED SAL DU SL
Pray clear away the obstacles which curtail life.
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NAMO MAHA BHEKADZE SAPARIWARA BENZAR SAMAYA DZA DZA
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BENZAR SAMAYA TISHTRA LHEN OM HUNG TRAM HRI AH
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ABHIKENTSA HUNG


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HUNG METOG DUG P MAR ME DRI
HUNG I offer to the deity flowers, incense, lights and perfume,
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ZUG DRA DRI RO REG JA CH
Forms, sounds, smells, tastes,
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DAG GI LHA LA CHD PA BL
Sensations and all dharmas.
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DAG CHAG TSHOG NYI DZOG PAR SHOG
May we perfect the two accumulations.
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OM BENZAR ARGHAM PADYAM PUSHPE DHUPE ALOKE GENDHE
NEWIDYA SHABDA RUPA SHABDA GENDHE RASA SAPARESHA PRATITSA
HUNG


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HUNG TASHI TSO WO DZE GYED DE
HUNG I offer to the deity
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TSO CHOG GYAL PO YUNG KAR SOG
the eight foremost auspicious offerings,

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DAG GI LHA LA CHD PA BL
Such as the best royal white mustard, and so forth.
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TSHOG NYI YONG SU DZOG PAR SHOG
May the two accumulations be perfected.
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MANGALAM ARTA SIDDHI HUNG

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HUNG TASHI TSO WO TAG GYED DE
HUNG I offer to the deity
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TSO CHOG GYAL PO BUM PA SOG
The eight foremost auspicious signs,
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DAG GI LHA LA CHD PA BL
Such as the excellent royal vase and so forth.
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SEM CHEN TSHOG NYI DZOG PAR SHOG
May sentient beings perfect the two accumulations.
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MANGALAM KUMBHA HUNG



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HUNG DD YN TSA WA RINCHEN DN
HUNG I offer to the deity
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TSO CHOG GYAL PO NORBU SOG
The seven precious royal articles, sources of pleasure,
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DAG GI LHA LA CHD PA BL
Such as the excellent royal gem, and so forth.
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DAG NI TSHOG NYI DZOG PAR SHOG
May I perfect the two accumulations.
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OM MANI RATNA HUNG



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HUNG KN GYI TSO WO RI RAB LING
HUNG I offer to the deity
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RI RAB LING ZHI LING THREN CHE
The grand central mountain, foremost of all,
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DAG GI LHA LA CHD PA BL
Along with the four continents and their islands.

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TSHOG NYI YONG SU DZOG PAR SHOG
May the two accumulations be completely perfected.
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OM RATNA MANDALA HUNG




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HUNG DAG GI DRI DEN DRI CHAB KYI
HUNG With this perfumed water
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DE SHEG KU LA KU THR SL
I bathe the Sugatas body.
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LHA LA DRI MA MI NGA YANG
Though the deity has no blemish,
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DIG DRIB DAG PAI TEN DREL GYI
It will make a connection to purify sins and obscurations.
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OM SARWA TATHAGATA ABHIKEKATE SAMAYA SHRIYE HUNG




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HUNG RE KAR JAM DRI DEN PA YI
HUNG With this soft white scented towel
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GYAL WAI KU NYID CHI WAR GYI
I dry the Victors body.
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LHA LA DRI MA MI NGA YANG
Though the deity has no blemish,
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DUG NGAL DREL WAI TEN DREL GYI
It will make a connection to eliminate suffering.
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OM KAYA BISHODHANI HUNG



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HUNG NA ZA DZE DEN NGUR MIG DI
HUNG With these beautiful saffron clothes
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GYAL WAI KU LA SL WAR GYI
I dress the Victors body.
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KU LA SIL WA MI NGA YANG
Though it is never cold,

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TRAG DANG PHEL WAI TEN DREL GYI
It will make a connection to enhance vitality.
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OM BENZAR WESTRA AH HUNG



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HUNG KU DOG BENDURYA YI RIWO DRA
HUNG I bow to and praise the holder of precious remedies,
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DRO WA SEM CHEN NED KYI DUG NGAL SEL
Colored like a mountain of lapis lazuli,
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CHUG SEM PA GYED KYI KHOR GYI KOR
Dissipating the suffering of sentient beings sickness,
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RINCHEN MEN DZIN LHA LA CHAG TSHAL TD
Surrounded by the eight Bodhisattvas,
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TSHEN LEG RIN DA SER ZANG NYA NGEN MED
I bow to and praise the precious Three Jewels:
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CHDRAG GYATSHO CHLO SHAKYA THUB
Tsenleg, Rinda, Serzang, Nyangenme,

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DAM PAI CH DANG SEM PA CHU DRUG SOG
Chdrak Gyatso, Chlo and Shakya Tup,
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KNCHOG RINCHEN SUM LA CHAG TSHAL TD
The holy Dharma, the sixteen Bodhisattvas, and so on.
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TSHANG DANG GYA CHIN GYAL CHEN CHOG KYONG CHU
I bow to and praise the gods of nectar medicine,
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ND CHIN DE PN CHU NYI YOG DANG CHE
Brahma, Indra, the great kings and the protectors of the ten directions,
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LHA MIN MEN GYI RIGDZIN DRANG SONG CHE
The twelve Ndchin chiefs and their aides, and the sages,
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DDTSI MEN GYI LHA LA CHAG TSHAL TD
Both divine and human, who possess the knowledge of medicine,
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DAG DN THUG KAR HUNG LA NGAG THRENG GI KOR WAR GYUR
The garland of letters of the mantra circle round the HUNG in the heart of myself
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By radiating light rays of many colors to the Eastern Pure Land of Lapis-Lazuli
Appearance, offerings are made to Medicine Buddha, invoking his Mindstream. From
this, large and small forms of Medicine Buddha, mantra garlands for Speech, and
implements of Arura and begging bowls filled with amrita for Mind all fall like rain and
dissolve into myself and the front visualization.
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visualize while reciting:
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TAYATHA OM BEKADZE BEKADZE MAHA BEKADZE RADZA
SAMUNGATE SWAHA


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after reciting as much as possible, then pray:
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DIG TUNG KN SHAG GE WA CHANG CHUB NGO
I confess all sins and failings. I dedicate the merit towards enlightenment.
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NED DN DUG NGAL DREL WAI TASHI SHOG
May there be deliverance from the suffering of sickness and negative forces.

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the prayer for departure:
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JIG TEN PA NAM RANG NE BENZAR MU
The worldly beings return to their places, BENZAR MU!

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YESHE DAMTSHIG LHA NAM DAG LA THIM
The deities of wisdom and samaya absorb into me.
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KA DAG KN ZANG LONG DU E MA HO
In the primordial pure domain how wonderful!

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Gathered and arranged by Raga Asye [Karma Chagmed] from the Nam Ch Nyi, part of the
spiritually revealed treasures. If there are faults, I repent of them before the deity.
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By this merit, may all sentient beings be free of sickness and quickly attain the state of
Menla. In the Sutric ritual there was the washing practice, and though this text now pertains
to the higher practices of the Supreme Yoga (Anuttara) Tantra, there is nothing
contradictory. The benefits of this ritual, if done regularly, are:

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If you are ordained, the precepts will not be transgressed, but if they are, the faults will be
purified and you will not fall into lower realms. All the bad karma which is the cause of birth
as a hell being, yidak or animal will be purified, and you will not take such a birth. But in
case you do, you will be quickly liberated and achieve a good birth in a higher realm where
you can gradually attain Buddhahood. During this life you will obtain food and clothing
without difficulty. The harm done by sickness, negative forces, sorcery, tyranny, etc., will be
pacified. You will be protected and guarded by Chana Dorje, Brahma, Indra, the four great
kings and the twelve great chiefs of the Ndchin, each with their seven hundred thousand
aides. You will be liberated from the eighteen causes of untimely death, from enemies, wild
beasts, etc., and all kinds of harm. All your wishes will be realized completely, and so on.

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The inconceivable merits are explained more fully in the two Sutras of Menla. In the great
monastic colleges of Tibet where the scholars find fault with most of the practices and are
difficult to please, Menla is the only ritual for prolonging life and purifying the obscurations of
death which flourishes. It is the ritual which is celebrated before the statue of Jowo Je in
Lhasa, the Bodhgaya of Tibet, and before the statue of the Great Bodhisattva in Samye.
Thus be assured that in all the Buddhist canon of both old and new schools, Sutra and
Tantra, there is nothing more beneficial than Menla.

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There are many extensive and concise versions; this one has few words but contains the
essential meaning. Since it is in the Supreme Tantra tradition, the purifications rites are not
necessary, and since the offerings are mental, it is all right not to have a torma. Practice it!


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SHU BHAM DZA YENDU

Translated by Sarah Harding, Kagy Shenpen Kunchab, Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1982.




Dedication Prayers

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GE WA DI YE NYUR DU DAG
By this merit may I swiftly
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DE SHEG MENLA DRUB GYUR NE
Attain the state of Medicine Buddhahood.
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DRO WA CHIG KYANG MA L PA
May all sentient beings without exception
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DE YI SA LA GD PAR SHOG
Be placed in that very same state.
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THUG JE KN LA NYOM PAI CHOM DEN DE
The Blessed One whose compassion is equal to all beings,
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TSHEN TSAM TH PAI NGEN DROI DUG NGAL SEL
Even by hearing your name, the suffering of lower realms is dispelled.

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 20 Rev. 1/2007
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DUG SUM NED SEL SANGYE MEN GYI LA
Medicine Buddha who clears the ailment of the three poisons,
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BENDURYA YI D KYI TASHI SHOG
May your light of lapis lazuli bring auspiciousness.

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SONAM DI YI THAM CHED ZIG PA NYID
By this merit, may I become omniscient!
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THOB NE NYE PAI DRA NAM PHAM JE NE
Having attained it, conquering the demons of my shortcomings,
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KYE GE NA CHI BA LAB THRUG PA YI
May I liberate all beings from the ocean of existence,
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SID PAI TSHO LE DRO WA DRL WAR SHOG
Tossed y the stormy waves of birth, old age, sickness and death.

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RINCHEN GE TSHOG DI YI DRO WA KN
By the gathering of these precious virtues, may all beings
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TAG PAR DAM PAI CH DANG MI DREL ZHING
Always remain inseparable from the Holy Dharma,

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 21 Rev. 1/2007
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RANG ZHEN DN NYI DZOG PAR THAR CHIN NE
And ultimately perfecting the two benefits of self and others,
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CH NGA DROG PE JIG TEN DZE PAR SHOG
Beautify this perishable world by sounding the drum of Dharma!

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SANGYE TEN PA DAR ZHING GYE PAR SHOG
May the Teaching of Buddha flourish and increase!
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SEM CHEN THAM CHED DE ZHING KYID PAR SHOG
May all sentient beings have blissful happiness!
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NYIN DANG TSHEN TU CH LA CHD PAR SHOG
May Dharma be practiced both day and night!
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RANG ZHEN DN NYI LHN KYI DRUB PAR SHOG
May the Two Benefits of self and others be effortlessly accomplished!

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KNZANG DORJE CHANG CHEN MEN CHED NE
From Samantabhadra and Vajradhara
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DRIN CHEN TSA WAI LAMA YEN CHED KYI
Through my gracious Root Guru,

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 22 Rev. 1/2007
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DRO WAI DN DU MON LAM DANG TAB PA
Whatever aspirations for the benefit of beings that have been made,
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DE DAG THAM CHED DAG GI DRUB PAR SHOG
May I accomplish all of them!

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PHEN DE JUNG WAI NE CHIG PU
May the only source of happiness and benefit,
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TEN PA YN RING NE PA DANG
The Dharma, remain for a long time, and
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TEN PA DZIN PAI KYE WU NAM
May all those Doctrine-holders
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KU TSHEI GYAL TSHEN TEN GYUR CHIG
Lives remain stable like Victory Banners!

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JAMPAL PA WOI JI TAR KHYEN PA DANG
Just like the omniscient heroic Majushri and
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KNTUZANGPO DE YANG DE ZHING TE
Samantabhadra and others, in that way,

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 23 Rev. 1/2007
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DE DAG KN GYI JE SU DAG LOB CHING
Learning by following all their example,
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GE WA DI DAG THAM CHED RAB TU NGO
I supremely dedicate all this virtue.

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DE SHEG SE CHE KN GYI THUG KYED DANG
Just like the compassion of all the Sugatas and their Children,
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DZED PA MN LAM KHYEN TSE N PAI TSHL
Their deeds, aspirations, omniscience, limitless love and power,
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LA MED YESHE GYU THRL CHI DRA WA
And whatever illusory manifestations of unsurpassable Pristine Awareness there
may be,
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DE DRA KHO NAR DRO KN GYUR WAR SHOG
May all beings become just like that!

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NAM KHAI THAR THUG THA YE SEM CHEN NAM
May all beings as innumerable as limitless space
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MA BED ZHIN DU KU SUM NGN GYUR TE
Effortlessly completely realize the Three Kayas!

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 24 Rev. 1/2007
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PHA MA DRO DRUG SEM CHEN MA L PA
May my parents, all animate beings of the six realms, without exceptions,
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CHAM CHIG DD MAI SA LA CHING PAR SHOG
Attain the Original State together.

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TN PA JIG TEN KHAM SUM JN PA DANG
By the Guide who came into this world,
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TEN PA NYI D ZHIN DU SAL WA DANG
By the Doctrine that illumines like the light of the sun,
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TEN DZIN PHU NU ZHIN DU THN PA YI
And by the Holders of the Doctrine being as close as brothers,
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TEN PA YN RING NE PAI TASHI SHOG
May there be the auspiciousness of the Doctrine remaining for a long time!

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GYAL WA KN GYI NYE LAM CHIG PU RU
May the only swift path of all the Victorious Ones,
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GYAL WE YONG NGAG THEG CHOG DZOG PA CHE
The Great Perfection, the Supreme Vehicle praised by all the Victors,

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 25 Rev. 1/2007
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GYAL WANG PEMAI RING LUG NGA GYUR WAI
The Early Translation Long Tradition of the Victorious Powerful
Padmasambhava,
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GYAL TEN CHOG THAR KHYAB PAI TASHI SHOG
The Victors Doctrine, auspiciously pervade the limits of all directions!

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DZAM LING CHI DANG YL KHAM DI DAG TU
Throughout the world generally and in this nation,
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NED MUG TSHN SOG DUG NGAL MING MI DRAG
May not even the names of the sufferings of disease, famine, war and so on be
heard.
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CH DEN SNAM PAL JOR GONG DU PHEL
May merit, glory and prosperity endowed with Dharma continually increase,
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TAG TU TASHI DE LEG PHN TSHOG SHOG
And may there be continuous bright auspicious excellent bliss and abundance!
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KHEN LOB CH SUM RING LUG CHE
May the Great Long Tradition of the Abbot [Shantarakshita], Acharya
[Padmasambhava], and Dharma King [Trisong Deutsen] increase and
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DZAM LING SA SUM KHYAB PAR PHEL
Pervade the three levels of the world!

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 26 Rev. 1/2007
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DRO GYD CHOG SUM NANG WA DANG
May the appearance of the Three Supreme Ones and the mindstreams of beings
remain inseparable
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MI DREL D SUM GE LEG SHOG
And bring excellent virtue in the three times!


Short homage to Buddha Menla:
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CHOM DEN DE DE ZHIN SHEG PA DRA CHOM PAR YANG DAG PAR DZOG
PA'I SANGYE MEN GYI LA BENDURYA D KYI GYAL PO LA CHAG TSHAL LO
I bow before the Vanquisher, Tathagata, Conqueror of enemies, completely pure
and perfect Buddha Menla, King of Lapis Lazuli Radiance.

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MI GYUR LHN PO KU YI TASHI SHOG

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YEN LAG DRUG CHU SUNG GI TASHI SHOG

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THA DE DREL MED THUG KYI TASHI SHOG

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GYAL WA'I KU SUNG THUG KYI TASHI SHOG

Nam Cho Medicine Buddha 27 Rev. 1/2007

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NE DIR NYIN MO DE LEG TSHEN DE LEG

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NYIN MOI GUNG YANG DE LEG SHING

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NYIN TSHEN TAG TU DE LEG PA

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KNCHOG SUM GYI TASHI SHOG

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TN PA JIG TEN KHUM SU JN PA DANG

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TN PA NYI D ZHIN DU SAL WA DANG

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TENDZIN BU LOB GENDN THN PA YI

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TEN PA YN RING NE PAI TASHI SHOG