Food Offering Prayer ( Prayer before Meals )

Food Offering Prayer ( Prayer before Meals ) As a Buddhist disciples, we should always remember and respect the Triple Gems, for this reason, we should recite the above food offering prayer before meals while visualizing the food being blessed by the three seed syllables : OM, AH, HUNG.

The food transform into nectar which is offered to all Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Lama, Yidam, Dhakini, and Dharmapalas.

The Prayer :

Meaning :

To the Unsurpassable Guide, the Precious Buddha

To the Unsurpassable Protector, the Precious Dharma

To the Unsurpassable Savior, the Precious Sangha

I offer to Three Supreme Sources of Refuge

 

May I and all the others whenever we birth all the life

I will never separate with the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

I am offering to the continuous Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

Please grant me the blessing of Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha

 

By the power of this prayer and hymn of praise, May I and all the others, wherever us, in every direction of the earth, have all our poverty, illness, obsessions and wars will be pacified And may the holy Dharma and good fortune increase without end.

 

 

 

Lama, Yidam, Dakini and Dharmapala

Lama

Lama” is Guru (teacher), Padmasambhava is the Main-Guru in Tibetan Buddhism, He is the first Master who teach Tantrayana between human to human, He brings the teachings of Buddhism from India to Tibet in the eighth century, Padmasambhava taught the Secret Tantric Mantra also, we call Padmasambhava “Guru Rinpoche

Yidam

“Yidam” is protector, Vajra Kilaya is one of the protector which is known in Tibetan Buddhism, especially Nyingma tradition.

Vajra Kilaya is The Vajra Youth, the supreme son of all Wrathful Victors united, skilfully slaying devils with His sharp bladed Vajra, the liberator, transcending violence, deity of perfect activity, homage to Dorje Zhonnu, practicing the teachings of Vajra Kilaya is  useful for human beings, also to protect us from harm, the interference from outside, inside and hidden

 

 

Dakini

 


“Dakini” is Holy Goddess, Green Tara is one of the Holy Goddess that taught in Tantrayana Buddhism, many Buddhists in Tibet, Nepal, Bhutan and India make Tara rituals in every morning, Green Tara is known also in Indonesia, when Saylendra Dynasty build Borobudur temple in the middle of  Java island  in the eighth century, they made reliefs and statue of Green Tara too, in Indonesia Green Tara is known as the Green Goddess, many Indonesian Buddhists make Green Goddess’s holy ceremony to bring fertility and prosperity for agriculture in the past time and the present time.

The 25 th of every month in Lunar calendar is the holy day of Dakini

 

Dharmapala

“Dharmapala” is the protector of  Dharma.

Padmasambhava had been plagued by creatures of the Himalayas and the other ruling power of the earth when He spread the teachings of the Buddha (Dharma) in Tibet, but He can defeat these ruling creatures.  After being defeated, these creatures learn Dharma from Padmasambhava up to the level of Bodhisattva, and they swear in front of Padmasambhava.  that in the future, who will run the Dharma properly, will be protected by them  so Padmasambhava called them Dharmapala which means protector of Dharma.

The 29th of every month in Lunar calendar is the holy day of Dharmapala.

 

 


Dharani Avalokitesvara

NAMO RATNA TRAYAYA

NAMAH ARYA JHANA SAGARA VAIROCHANA VYUHA RAJAYA

TATHAGATAYA ARHATE SAMYAK-SAM-BUDDHAYA

NAMAH SARVA TATHAGATE-BYAH ARHATE-BYAH

SAMYAKSAMBUDDHE-BYAH.

NAMAH ARYA AVALOKITESVARA-YA BODHISATTVA-YA

MAHASATTVA-YA MAHA-KARUNIKA-YA

TADYATHA OM DHARA DHARA DHIRI DHIRI DHURU DHURU

ITTE VATTE CHALE CHALE PRACHALE PRACHALE KUSUME

KUSUMA VARE ILI MILI CHITI JHALAM APANAYE SVAHA

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