綠度母息災法會儀軌

林鈺堂上師敬編

簡繁轉換 - 繁體

前行
陳供如常。 
頂禮三拜。

 

一、發心

合掌虔念:

邪說暴行正猖狂,生態環境已失常;
眾生活命少安穩,焦慮重壓不斷增。
有情漂流苦海中,無常遷變瞬息間;
天災人禍接踵來,惟仰度母慈恩護。
個業共業交相織,無從單求一己安;
整體悲懷契佛慈,為眾修軌佛必助!

願一切眾生具樂及樂因!
願一切眾生離苦及苦因!
願一切眾生不離無苦之樂!
願一切眾生遠離分別愛憎住平等捨!

願一切眾生早日成佛!

二、觀空

結定印,默念三遍:

萬法皆緣成,相依而共存;
捨對立分別,現一體本淨。

觀想全法界回歸本來清淨,而呈現為無有邊限之天藍色光明。

三、整體

觀想於此藍色光明中出現全法界之四聖六凡。

行者之父母分居其右、左兩側。前為歷世之冤親,後為六道眾生。六道中最需救助之地獄眾生緊隨行者之後,然後依序為餓鬼道、畜生道、人道、阿修羅道、天道之一切眾生。所有眾生皆與行者同一面向。

行者前方之空中則為一切諸佛、菩薩、聲聞、緣覺、護法等聖眾。綠度母居於正中,白色四臂觀音菩薩安住其上空,綠度母為其所化現之二十度母所環繞,彼等為西方極樂世界其餘一切聖眾所環繞。此等之外,則為所有其他淨土之佛、菩薩及聖眾,層層環繞。所有聖眾皆慈憫顧視六道眾生。

四、皈依

合掌虔念三遍,並觀想一切眾生皆仰望空中之綠度母,而合聲齊念:

本來清淨陳祖師 金剛蓮華林上師 
文殊觀音正法脈 智悲融通傳十方

皈依金剛上師
皈依聖綠度母
皈依圓融佛法
皈依菩提聖眾

南無綠救度母   南無救災難度母   南無救震災度母 
南無救水災度母  南無救火災度母   南無救風災度母 
南無增福慧度母  南無救天災度母   南無救兵災度母 
南無救獄災度母  南無救盜難度母   南無增威權度母
南無救魔難度母  南無救畜難度母   南無救獸難度母 
南無救毒難度母  南無伏魔度母    南無藥王度母  
南無長壽度母   南無寶源度母    南無如意度母

觀想一切聖眾皆因眾生能明辨及抉擇解脫之道而感到欣慰,並由綠度母代表一切聖眾攝受眾生之皈依。綠度母從心輪放出綠光照臨每一眾生,為彼消業、培福、長養菩提。然後此綠光即進住每一眾生心中,大小如一燭焰,永遠閃耀菩提光芒,照明菩提正道。

五、供奉

觀想一切有情皆欣喜參預廣大長遠之供奉,並與行者合聲齊念:

遍法界珍寶,傾明行證德,離惜遺供獻;
乞慈憫攝受,演妙法善巧,無疏漏救渡。

觀想一切聖眾皆因此等供奉純粹基於菩提心而欣喜接納、受用。一切聖眾皆得圓滿之受用。一切聖眾放五色光(藍、白、黃、紅、綠)充遍法界,加持一切眾生。然後,白色四臂觀音及綠度母以外之一切聖眾皆化光進入白色四臂觀音,白色四臂觀音再化光降頂進入綠度母心中。

六、讚頌

觀想六道眾生合聲齊念;行者傾忱念誦,並可加用鈴、鼓、引磬、木魚等:

敬禮大救度母前,垂賜本來清淨禪,
令諸行者離魔障,大樂智慧佛果圓。

聖綠度母淨光照,十方有情心性開!
聖綠度母清音演,三世得聞煩惱除!
聖綠度母恆憶念,雖陷五濁離塵垢!
聖綠度母是依怙,息災消業無餘殃!

觀音悲淚集諸佛慈髓
笑聲退魔護悉達成佛
普陀身影令陳師親證
普施救渡實眾生依怙

諸佛慈髓 觀音悲淚 滋潤化冥頑
懾魔以笑 護佑成證 行人仰母恩
海天岩洞 虹身潮音 何時得親證
輪迴六道 浮沉眾苦 唯尊能普渡

觀想綠度母於聆讚後,因行者及眾生之正信而大為歡喜。綠度母由心輪放出鮮明綠光,充遍法界,加持一切眾生,令得消業免災。綠度母隨即以甘露灑淨眾生之身、語、意業,並賜飲甘露以增長眾生的壽命及慧命。

七、懺悔

觀想六道眾生合聲齊念;行者傾忱念誦,竭誠懺悔業障:

慈憫度母。願攝受我。我或今生或餘生。無始時來廣作眾罪。或自作或隨喜作或教他作。或偷盜佛物四方僧物。或自作或隨喜作或教他作。或造五無間罪十不善業道。或自作或隨喜作或教他作。由此業障覆蔽身心生於八難。或墮地獄傍生鬼趣。或生邊地及彌戾車。或生長壽天。設得人身諸根不具。或起邪見撥無因果。或厭諸佛出興於世。如是一切業障。我今對一切諸佛世尊之總集,聖綠度母,具一切智者具五眼者。證實際者稱量者。知者見者前。我今誠心悉皆懺悔不敢覆藏。願我尸羅律儀復得如故。復願諸佛世尊之總集,聖綠度母攝受護念證明於我。若我今生或復餘生。無始時來於流轉生死。或曾捨施傍生一團之食。或曾持一淨戒。或曾修梵行善根。或曾修少分無上智善根。悉皆合集計校籌量。如三世一切諸佛於最勝無上迴向願中。願皆迴向無上正等菩提。

觀想綠度母於聆讚後,憐憫眾生之誠悃,放綠光照臨眾生,消盡彼等一切業障。

八、持念綠度母心咒

搭蕾 督搭蕾 督蕾 娑哈

觀想上師與度母無二無別,在持咒期間,由上師心輪放出綠光,加持法界一切眾生,令得消業離苦,安穩自在。眾生一蒙佛光照拂,身心清淨,心開意解,法喜充盈。

九、祈請法脈傳承加持

普賢王如來壇城法脈皈依境祈請頌

本來清淨無限一體中 普賢王如來父母示現
智悲雙運妙相表法身 法流任運教化大千界

為渡輪迴六道諸苦眾 創立佛法釋迦牟尼尊
無上密法安立於雪域 恩源虹身蓮花生祖師

以身供師無上大樂母 曼達拉娃垂教示楷模
為師作傳總集密法藏 移喜磋嘉弘傳密教恩

法脈始祖根本上師三 諾那活佛開示大圓滿
貢噶祖師大灌授四印 親尊師祖灌盡五百尊

本來清淨文殊陳祖師 顯密圓融弘揚三乘恩
苦行證德歷代所罕見 慈住娑婆但為渡眾生

金剛蓮華觀音林上師 深入淺出廣闡經論旨
法行服務教化東西方 法脈金法延續一肩擔

無微不至照拂護法恩 韋馱菩薩提攜一路跟
前程安排仰賴毗沙門 萬事交代多虧海龍王

具誓鐵匠多吉勒巴尊 如護蓮師扶持密法根
忠義關公伽藍大護法 一本赤忱除障安法脈

法脈安立但為渡苦眾 法脈延續唯仰諸尊祐
皈依法脈融入菩提心 弘揚法脈渡眾報宏恩

祈祐偈                 

敬禮大恩門一切依護 總集文殊示現陳祖師 
祈加被善信令得如願 離苦得樂福慧咸增長 

敬禮大恩門一切依護 總集文殊示現陳祖師 
祈加被空行令得安穩 離苦得樂福慧速圓滿

祈加持頌                  

敬禮大恩門一切依怙 總集觀音示現林上師
令我隨緣開顯貪自性 賜我早日證達明空樂
應機救渡長住虹光身 開示妙法普渡六道眾

韋馱菩薩啟請頌         

護持佛法大將軍 四大天王咸追隨 
漢地寺宇普供奉 顯揚聖教無餘力 
眷顧行人為親子 適時鼓勵與補給 
如護陳師未暫離 恩光及我以利眾

大海龍王讚             

龍心慈憫比海深 雨露普降潤大千 
寶瓶垂納為菩提 福緣眾生咸蒙恩
 
大海龍王啟請頌

龍王龍后慈悲深 推廣弘揚理繁瑣 
鉅細靡遺周全護 恩遍全球德澤長

十、迴向

度母綠光慈佑群黎
願蒙攝受融入一體
證達慈髓化現無盡
普濟十方暢母慈懷

一、願具德上師長住世,已辭世者早降誕。
二、願人類邪說暴行早日停止,佛法弘揚無礙。
三、願我及眾生精勤佛道,即生即身圓滿佛果,永無退轉。
四、願我及眾生慈悲增長,直至圓滿佛果,永無退轉。
五、願我及眾生智慧增長,直至圓滿佛果,永無退轉。

祈請 林上師長住世偈

本來清淨瑜伽士 雙運妙化蓮華生 
空樂大喜無等倫 願祈師壽恒駐世

祈請 林上師長久住世永轉法輪偈

蓮師密法依尊傳 文殊慧燈依尊續 
唐密精義依尊明 祈師長壽轉法輪

傳承綿延廣化偈

代代相傳正法髓 承先啟後轉法輪 
綿延法脈聖眾守 遍照普濟無盡燈

 

二○一七年十一月廿七日
養和齋     於加州

 

Green Tara Pacification Ritual

Reverently Compiled by Guru Yutang Lin

 

Preliminaries
Arrange offerings as usual. 
Do prostrations three times.

1. Motivation

Fold palms together and sincerely recite:

Perverse views and violent activities are running wild,
Ecology on Earth has lost its normal balance and rhythm;
Sentient beings are living in lack of peace and security,
Anxieties and feelings of pressures are accumulating incessantly.
Sentient beings are drifting in the ocean of suffering,
In a blink the swift changes of impermanence may arrive;
Natural calamities and man-made damages come one after another,
We can only rely on Tara’s compassionate blessing for salvation.
Personal karma is intertwined with common karma,
No way to seek merely individual relief from sufferings;
Compassion for all beings matches Buddha’s mercy,
Practicing this ritual for all beings will surely gain Buddha′s blessing!

May all beings have happiness and its causes!
May all beings be free from suffering and its causes!
May all beings enjoy the fruits of Dharma which are beyond suffering!
May all beings abide in the equanimity which renounces all worldly discriminations!

May all beings attain Enlightenment soon!

2. Original Purity

Rest the hands in Dhyana mudra, and silently recite three times:

All things are conditional phenomena,
Mutually dependent and coexistent;
Renouncing antagonistic discriminations,
All appear as original purity in oneness.

Visualize the whole Dharmadhatu return to original purity, and appear as boundless sky-blue light.

3. Totality

Visualize that all the four classes of saints and the six realms of sentient beings appear from this blue light.

Visualize that one's father and mother are to the right and left side, all beings related to one through past karma to the front, and the rest of the sentient beings behind. Among the six realms of sentient beings behind one, those in hells who need salvation most are closest to one, then are the other beings in the order of hungry ghosts, animals, humans, asuras, and finally the heavenly beings. All sentient beings are facing the same direction as the practitioner.

Visualize that in the space in front of the practitioner are all the holy beings: Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, Arahats, Pratyeka-Buddhas, Dharma Protectors, etc. At the center is the Green Tara, with the white four-arm Chenrezi presiding in the space above Green Tara; Green Tara is surrounded by the other twenty Taras who are manifestations of herself, and they are surrounded by all other holy beings of the Western Pureland of Utmost Joy. These are in turn surrounded by layers after layers of all the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and holy beings of all other Purelands. All holy beings, with great compassion, look attentively at all the sentient beings below.

4. Taking Refuge

Fold palms together and sincerely recite three times the following refuge formula while visualizing that all sentient beings are gazing with admiration at Green Tara in the sky and recite together in unison:

Original Purity, oh, Patriarch Guru Chen!
Vajra Lotus, oh, Guru Lin!
The Right Dharma lineage of Manjusri and Guan Yin,
Harmonized wisdom and compassion to spread everywhere!

I take refuge in the Vajra Guru.
I take refuge in the Green Tara.
I take refuge in harmonious Buddha Dharma.
I take refuge in holy beings of Bodhi.

Namo Green Tara         Namo Savior of Calamities Tara     Namo Savior of Earthquakes Tara
Namo Savior of Floods Tara        Namo Savior of Fires Tara     Namo Savior of Hurricanes Tara
Namo Merits and Wisdom Tara  Namo Savior of Natural Disasters Tara Namo Savior of Wars Tara
Namo Savior of Jails Tara  Namo Savior of Robberies Tara Namo Power Enhancement Tara
Namo Savior of Exorcism Tara   Namo Savior of Herds Tara       Namo Savior of Beasts Tara
Namo Savior of Poisons Tara   Namo Conqueror of Evils Tara    Namo Medicine King Tara
Namo Longevity Tara       Namo Gem Source Tara       Namo Wish-fulfilling Tara

Visualize that all holy beings are rejoicing over sentient beings' ability to recognize and choose the path toward liberation. Green Tara, on behalf of all holy beings, grants refuge to all sentient beings. From the heart chakra of Green Tara rays of green light radiate forth to each and every sentient being. In this way each sentient being's bad karma is eradicated, merits increased, and Bodhicitta nurtured. This ray of green light then stays, like a candle flame, in the heart of the sentient being, shines forth the light of Bodhi, and sheds light on the right path of Bodhi forever.

5. Offering

Visualize that all sentient beings take delight in participating in the making of extensive and long-term offerings and donations, and that they join the practitioner in reciting in unison the following stanza:

Filling the whole Dharmadhatu with treasures,
Pouring all attainments of the wisdom path,
Offered without reluctance nor omission;

Beg to accept out of compassion and empathy,
Exhibit skillful display of the wondrous Dharma,
Salvage beings without neglect nor omission.

Visualize that all holy beings are delighted by the Bodhicitta which is the pure motivation underlying these offerings, and therefore gladly accept and enjoy the offerings. Each and every holy being obtains complete enjoyment of all sorts. All holy beings emit lights in blue, white, yellow, red and green color that enlighten the whole Dharmadhatu and give blessings to all sentient beings. Then all holy beings other than the white four-arm Chenrezi and Green Tara transform into lights and merge into the white four-arm Chenrezi. And then the white four-arm Chenrezi also transforms into light that descends through the top of Green Tara and merges into Green Tara's heart chakra.

6. Praise

Recite with ardent devotion and may use accompanying Dharma instruments such as bell, drum, inverted bell (Yin Qing) and wooden fish; visualize that all sentient beings join the practitioner in ardently reciting in unison the following praise:

Homage to the great salvation mother!
Bestow on us attainment of original purity!
Render practitioners free from evil hindrances!
And fulfill the Buddha fruit of wisdom in pleasures!

Holy Green Tara emits pure lights,
Spiritual nature of sentient beings in all directions are revealed!
Holy Green Tara enunciates clear sounds,
Sorrows of sentient beings at all times are eradicated!
Holy Green Tara always remembered,
Even trapped in the mire of sorrows one is still spotless!
Holy Green Tara is the savior,
Granting merits and prolonging lifespan without discarding anyone!

Compassionate tears of Guan Yin gathered the marrow of Mercy from all Buddhas
Dispelled devils by fearless laughter to guard Siddhartha's attainment of enlightenment
Rainbow appearance in Potala Cave rendered Guru Chen's personal realization
Universal salvation to all beings from all hindrances, indeed, the savior of us all

Marrow of Mercy from all Buddhas, compassionate tears of Guan Yin,
Moisten and nourish to transform the stubborn and rigid beings
Dispel devils through laughter, guard and help attainment of enlightenment,
Dharma practitioners seek and rely on Your Holy Mother's grace
Sacred Potala Cave amid sky and sea, rainbow body surrounded by tidal sounds,
When will this practitioner personally realize thus
Drifting from realm to realm in Samsara, floating up and down in waves of suffering
Only Your Holiness is capable of universal salvation

Visualize that Green Tara, upon hearing this praise, is very pleased by the right faith of the practitioner and the sentient beings. Green Tara emits bright green lights from her heart chakra shining through the whole Dharmadhatu and giving blessings to all sentient beings. Then Green Tara sprinkles showers of nectar upon sentient beings to purify their karma of body, speech and mind. The nectar is also granted for sentient beings to drink in order to nourish their wisdom and expand their lifespan.

7. Repentance

Visualize that all sentient beings join the practitioner in ardently reciting in unison the following repentance statement:

Merciful Tara, please look after us! In this life or other lives, since time without beginning, a wide variety of sinful actions have been committed either by myself or by others with my approval or instigation. For example, stealing or robbing Buddhist possessions or the belongings of monks and nuns either by myself or by others with my approval or instigation. Or, committing the five unending sins or the ten non-virtuous types of karmas either by myself or by others with my approval or instigation. Such karmic hindrance covers and restricts both body and mind, resulting in birth in eight kinds of disadvantageous environments. They are: Falling into hells, animal realms or hungry ghost realms; or in areas without Dharma and races that are antagonistic to the Dharma; or in long-lasting heavenly realms that have no mental activities; or born as disabled humans; or adopting wrong views to insist on no causality; or disliking the appearance of Buddhas in the world. Now in front of holy Green Tara, the embodiment of all Buddhas, world-honored ones, who possess all-encompassing wisdom, possess five kinds of eyes, attain realization of reality in exact measure, know and see, I sincerely repent over all such karmic hindrances, and dare not conceal any. May my Sila observance be redeemed to its original perfection. Furthermore, may the holy Green Tara, the embodiment of all Buddhas, world-honored ones, accept and take care of me and be my witness. If in this life or other lives, since my transmigration from time without beginning, have I ever given animals one ball of food, or sustained one rule of pure conduct, or practiced pure conducts and cultivated roots of goodness, or cultivated in small measure the good roots of unsurpassable wisdom, then all such merits are to be gathered and counted together so as to dedicate all of them toward the unsurpassable right and all-encompassing enlightenment, just as all Buddhas in their most supreme and unsurpassable dedication of merits would do in the past, present and future.

Visualize that Green Tara, upon hearing this repentance, is merciful toward the sincerity of the practitioner and the sentient beings. Green Tara emits bright green lights from her heart chakra shining through the whole Dharmadhatu and giving blessings to all sentient beings to eradicate all their karmic hindrances and debts.

8. Recitation of Green Tara Mantra

Weng Da Lei Du Da Lei Du Lei Suo Ha

Visualize that Guru and Green Tara are inseparable and non-differentiable, and during the period of this mantra recitation, from the heart chakra of Guru bright green lights emit to bless all sentient beings in the whole Dharmadhatu so that all beings are freed from suffering and karmic hindrances, and attain serenity and ease. Upon being shed by the Buddha light, sentient beings’ body and mind both purified, and their minds are fully opened up to enjoy the joy of Dharma.

9. Supplication for Lineage Blessings

Supplication to the Refuge Tree of the Dharma Lineage of Adi Buddha Mandala  

Amid limitless oneness of original purity
Father and Mother in union, Adi Buddha appears
Harmony of wisdom and compassion
The wondrous image represents Dharmakaya
As the flow of Dharma spreads naturally
The whole Dharmadhatu is blessed through conversion

To liberate all suffering beings from transmigration in the six realms
Sakyamuni Buddha founded the Dharma teachings
Tantric teachings without peers well established in the snow land
The source of such grace is the rainbow-body Padmasambhava

Offered body to Guru, the unsurpassable mother of great pleasure
Mandarava set example to reveal profound teachings
Compiled biography and essential teachings of Guru Rinpoche
Yeshe Tsogyal spread and continued the Tantric teachings

Root Gurus of the founder of our Dharma lineage are three holy ones
Nona Tulku revealed to Guru Chen the Great Perfection
Patriarch Gangkar transmitted Four Seals through great initiations
Patriarch Papong Khyentse bestowed over five hundred initiations

Patriarch Chen, Manjusri of Original Purity
Harmonized Sutrayana and Tantrayana to propound the three-yanas-in-one
Accomplished in austerity and attainment that are rare over the ages
Compassionately stays in this suffering world just to save all beings

Guru Lin, Guan Yin of Vajra Lotus
Expressed profound teachings in simple words
Widely expounded the essence of many Dharma teachings
Through Dharma services of all sorts
Spreading the teachings to the East and the West
Continuation and sustenance of the golden teachings
Of our lineage rest squarely on his shoulders

Taking care of all details is the grace of our lineage protectors
Leading us all the way is the Wei Tuo Bodhisattva
Arranging matters ahead depends on Heavenly King Vaishravana
Trusting with all matters relies on the Dragon King of Pacific Ocean

Oath-bound blacksmith, the Honorable Damchen Dorje Legpa
Holding up this root of Tantra just as he protected Guru Rinpoche
Just and loyal Guan Gong, the great protector of monasteries
Continue to display your loyalty by removing hindrances to the lineage

Establishment of our lineage is simply for salvation of suffering beings
Continuation of our lineage all depends on the blessing of these holy ones
Through taking refuge in our lineage we merge into Bodhicitta
We spread teachings of our lineage to convert suffering beings
And in their salvation is our reward to the profound compassionate grace

A Prayer for Yogi Chen's Blessings

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage 
As unified in Patriarch Chen, a personification of Manjusri. 
Pray the faithful ones be blessed with wishes fulfilled; 
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain, 
Forever merits accumulate and wisdom grow.

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage 
As unified in Patriarch Chen, a personification of Manjusri. 
Pray the Dakinis be blessed with peace and stability; 
May they from suffering depart and happiness gain, 
Soon merits accumulate and wisdom grow to fulfillment.

Supplication to Guru Lin for Blessing

Prostration to all refuges of the great grace lineage
As unified in Guru Lin, a personification of Guan Yin
Grant me realization of original purity of greed as it arises
Bless me to attain unity of clarity and selfless nature of joy 
Abiding in rainbow body to extend salvation upon suitable vessels
Revealing wondrous teachings to save all beings in the six realms

Supplication to Bodhisattva Wei-Tuo

Protector of Buddha Dharma, a great knight, 
Followed by the Four Cardinal Heavenly Kings, 
Worshipped in all Chinese monasteries, 
Help spread holy Dharma with all your might!

You hold practitioners to be your children, 
Always give timely encouragement and provision. 
Just as you helped Guru Yogi Chen all the way, 
Please keep me in your favor to benefit all!

Praise to the Dragon King

The compassion of Dragon King's mind is deeper than oceans; 
Rain and dew drops showered everywhere to moisten the world. 
Receiving vase offerings to promote aspirations toward Bodhi, 
Sentient beings with lucky connections are all blessed by thy grace.

Supplication to the Dragon King

Dragon King and Dragon Queen sustained compassion profound.
Spreading and propagating the Dharma, they took care of chores.
Without overlooking matters major or minor, they guarded well.
Their grace spread the world over, and their virtuous favors last!

10. Dedication of Merits

Mother Tara's green light compassionately protects all sentient beings
May we be absorbed into this holy light and thereby attain limitless oneness
With realization of the marrow of compassion transform and appear without bounds
Universally save all beings in ten directions to delight Your Compassionate mind

1. May virtuous gurus remain with us and those departed return soon! 
2. May perverse views and violence soon become extinct and Dharma spread without hindrance!
3. May all beings proceed diligently on the path and achieve Buddhahood before death! 
4. May all beings develop Great Compassion and never regress until they reach perfect Buddhahood!
5. May all beings develop Great Wisdom and never regress until they reach perfect Buddhahood!

Longevity prayer for Guru Lin

Oh, originally pure yogi you are!
Wonderful conversion through Ewam as the Lotus-born Guru; 
The great joy in Sunyata is peerless,
May the Holy Guru live long and abide in this world! 

Supplication to Guru Lin for Long Stay in the World and Everlasting Turning of the Dharma Wheel

Tantric teachings of Guru Rinpoche rely on Your Reverence to pass on,
Wisdom lamp of Manjusri rely on Your Reverence to continue shinning,
Marrow of Tang Tantras rely on Your Reverence to reveal and explicate,
Please stay long in this world to benefit all with your salvation activities!

Ever Spreading of the Lineage

Marrow of the Right Dharma passed down from generation to generation,
Succeeding predecessors and leading followers to turn the Dharma Wheel,
Everlasting pure lineage guided by holy Gurus and guarded by Protectors,
A never-ending lamp shining through everywhere to enlighten all beings!

 

Written in Chinese and translated into English on November 27, 2017
El Cerrito, California

 

 

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