This is the fourth part of the blessing that’s read every day during the mid-day ceremony.
May each and every one of us be filled with joy,
and may these intentions become the reality of our lives.
May the great power of one mind,
realized by all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas,
protect and look after everyone here today.
May it shelter and guide all those unenlightened beings
who are lost and suffering.
Having evolved over eons beyond measure,
until at last reaching this point,
we take all of the karma that we’ve created
through the five kinds of desires
and the ten evil actions,
and every kind of ignorance,
and entrust all this karma
to the compassionate power of one mind,
where it will all melt down.
May all those who follow the Buddha’s Way
keep experiencing the deep truth of this,
and never lose sight of this path.
May they always be surrounded by the compassionate love of all Buddhas
of the past, present, and future,
and may they always meet awakened teachers.
In a single flash of lightning,
may they forever transcend birth and death,
and attain the highest states of enlightenment.
May all beings brighten and deepen their wisdom without delay.
Here now, before all heavenly and human realms we raise this intention.
1 thought on “The Noon Blessing, part 4 of 5 (상단축원)”
May I come to South Korea soon and hear this mid day blessing myself soon! These daily posts are such an uplift for me and I feel this deep karmic connection again and again.