Recite Blessing Sutra on the First Day of the Chinese Lunar New Year -1-

1The Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones  x3


Oṃ! Homage to the Buddha, Dharma and Noble Sangha

All that dwell in the auspicious realms of the ten directions,

Where appearance and existence is completely pure, its nature spontaneously perfect,

May everything be auspicious for us all!

DrönméGyalpo,Tsalten Döndrup Gong,

JampéGyen Pal, Gedrak Paldampa,

Künla Gongpa Gyacher Drakpa Chen,

Lhünpo Tar Paktsal Drakpal,

Semchen Tamchela Gong DrakpéPal,

Yitsim Dzepa Tsal Rap Drakpal

Homage to you, the Eight Sugatas,

Merely hearing your names increases auspiciousness and success!

Youthful Mañjuśrī, glorious Vajrapāṇi,

Lord Avalokiteśvara, protector Maitreya,

Kṣitigarbha, Nivāraṇaviṣkambhin,

Ākāśagarbha, and Samantabhadra noblest of all

Utpala flower, vajra, white lotus, nāga-tree,

Jewel, moon, sword and sun

Gracefully holding your emblems, and supreme in granting auspiciousness and success,

Homage to you, the Eight Bodhisattvas!

The most precious umbrella, the auspicious golden fishes,

The wish-fulfilling vase of goodness, the exquisite kamala flower,

The conch of fame and glory, the glorious knot of prosperity,

The eternal banner of victory and the all-powerful wheel:

Holding these eight most precious emblems

Are the creators of delight, making offerings to the buddhas of all directions and times.

Homage to you, the Eight Auspicious Goddesses (Beauty, Garlands, Song, Dance, Flowers, Incense, Light and Perfume)

Merely thinking of you makes success grow more and more!

Mighty Brahmā, Śiva and Viṣṇu,

Indra the Thousand-Eyed, the Kings Dhṛtarāṣṭra,

Virūdhaka, Virūpakṣa the Lord of Nāgas,

And Vaiśravaṇa—each one holding your divine emblem:

Wheel, trident, lance, vajra,

Vīṇā, sword, stūpa and banner of victory—

Homage to you, the Eight Guardians of the World,

Who make auspiciousness and positivity grow in the three realms!

With all obstacles and harmful influences pacified,

May the work we are now about to begin

Meet with ever-growing fulfilment and success, and

Bring good fortune, prosperity, happiness and peace!