Meaning of the Mantra
Tayata = Gone beyond (beyond Samsara and Nirvana) Om = Om: jewel holder, wish fulfilling one, auspicious one
Bhekandze Bhekandze = calling Medicine Buddha twice Maha Bhekandze = Greatness of Medicine Buddha Randza Samungate =Perfectly liberated or awakened Soha = Dissolve in me
Lord, Make Us Servants of Your Peace (Excerpt)1
Lord, make us servants of your peace; Where there is hate, may we sow love; Where there is hurt, may we forgive; Where there is strife, may we make one.
Where all is doubt, may we sow faith; Where all is gloom, may we sow hope; Where all is night, may we sow light; Where all is tears, may we sow joy.
Shantideva’s Bodhisattva Vow (Excerpt)
May I be the doctor and the medicine And may I be the nurse
For all sick beings in the world Until everyone is healed
May all who say bad things to me or cause me any other harm, Those who insult me and mock me, Have the fortune to fully awaken
May I be the protector for those without one, A guide for travelers on the way,
A path for them to walk on,
May I be a bridge, a boat, a ship
For all who wish to cross the water.
James Quinn b. 1919; based on a prayer attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, 1182 – 1226