Buddhist Prayers

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    Prayers

    PRAISE TO BUDDHA SHAKYAMUNI

    O Blessed One, Shakyamuni Buddha
    Precious treasury of compassion,
    Bestower of supreme inner peace,

    You, who love all beings without exception,
    Are the source of happiness and goodness;
    And you guide us to the liberating path.

    Your body is a wishfulfilling jewel,
    Your speech is supreme, purifying nectar,
    And your mind is refuge for all living beings.

    With folded hands I turn to you,
    Supreme unchanging friend,
    I request from the depths of my heart:

    Please give me the light of your wisdom
    To dispel the darkness of my mind
    And to heal my mental continuum.

    Please nourish me with your goodness,
    That I in turn may nourish all beings
    With an unceasing banquet of delight.

    Through your compassionate intention,
    Your blessings and virtuous deeds,
    And my strong wish to rely upon you,

    May all suffering quickly cease
    And all happiness and joy be fulfilled;
    And may holy Dharma flourish for evermore.