A Simple Sadhana of Kurukulla
Revised by Guru Yutang Lin
Edited in Chinese and Translated into English by Disciple Jing Xing
1. Lineage Refuge Tree Supplication
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 Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha. (Three times)
Namo Guru, Yidam, Dakini, Dharmapalas. (Three times)
2. Development of the Bodhicitta (Three times)
I take refuge in the holy assembly of the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha continuously until I attain full enlightenment.
I vow to engage in pure almsgiving and other paramitas; may I soon attain enlightenment so as to benefit all sentient beings.
3. Four Boundless Minds
May all beings have happiness and its causes!
May all beings be free from suffering and its causes!
May all beings be inseparable from the joy that is free from suffering!
May all beings be distant from discrimination and preference, and abide in universal renunciation!
4. Praise to Kurukulla (As bestowed by Guru Lin)
Great compassion, responding to sentient beings' capacities, exerts inducing
Thousands of ways and hundreds of plans employed in enticing and converting
Unless all sentient beings have comprehended and attained full enlightenment
Thorough and detailed guidance and encouragement will never cease to function
Supreme merits and wisdom of all Buddhas are hooked by you to spread to all beings
Deluded thoughts and biased inclinations of beings are shot down by your floral arrows
Your ropes of compassion wind around and around lest beings go astray or fall behind
Your joyful countenance attracts beings into practice and realization of lively application
Mother Buddha of great wisdom, displaying all kinds of ingenious and skillful means
Countless Dharma sons and daughters will all take refuge in you and the Triple Gems
5. Supplication to Kurukulla (As bestowed by Guru Lin)
Skull crown of Five Wisdoms, human-head necklace to adorn your body,
Floral arrow on a full bow, nowhere in the Dharmadhatu cannot be reached.
Merciful face full of joy, Sunyata Pleasures relieve hindrances and hardships,
New animosity and old grudges, all evaporated outside the Three Realms.
Guan Yin engaging in inducing and conversion, applying tender approaches as need be,
Hooked stick and hooked rope, bring in beings from afar and attract beings nearby.
Surrounded by embrace so warm, and under gazes so tender,
Bliss of harmony simply thaws and melts, and all sentient beings take refuge in Thee!
6. Chanting Heart Mantra of Kurukulla (Repeat at least 108 times)
Weng Gu Lu Gu Li Ye Suo Ha
7. Dedication (As bestowed by Guru Lin)
May Mother Buddha mercifully bestow her compassionate watch over us
So that all sentient beings would know to take refuge in the Triple Gems
Until we all attain full enlightenment, never to leave us for even a second
So that Dharma teachings will spread far and wide to save all sorts of beings
Note: This simple Sadhana was compiled only for the purpose of my own daily practice. All those with great faith in Guru Lin's teachings may also practice it.
Written in Chinese on July 31 of 2008
Translated into English on August 9 of 2008
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