| Medicine Buddha Sutra ~ Prayer Flags on Rope
This set of traditional prayer flags on rope depicts the Medicine Buddha in the center surrounded by verses from the Medicine Buddha Sutra in Tibetan along with Sanskrit mantras for healing. Each flag is 14 inches by 18 inches.
English translation of the text (with transliterated Sanskrit mantras):
NAMO GURU MUNI INDRAYA
The river of merely hearing your names
Makes even the hell-fires of Avici as cool as a lotus pond.
Protectors in these degenerate times, the Seven Sugatas
And the head of the Shakyas, to your feet I bow.
I am distracted by activities of little importance.
To benefit myself and those with faith in the life stories
Of the Seven Buddhas for degenerate times,
I will condense this ambrosia sutra to its molten essence:
To the Bhagavan, Tathagata, Arhat, the fully enlightened
Buddha, Renowned Glorious King of Excellent Signs,
I prostrate, make offerings, and go for refuge.
Blue in color, with hands in the supreme-granting mudra,
You who accomplished the twelve prayers,
Majestic with the glory of the two accumulations;
Glorious One of the Buddha-field called Lapis Light:
I prostrate to Medicine Guru, King of Healers.
Bhagavan with equal compassion for all,
Whose name, when merely heard,
Dispels the suffering of the lower realms,
Dispeller of disease and of the three poisons:
I prostrate to Lapis-Light Medicine Buddha.
I make countless offerings, arranged and emanated
Through the force of mantra, samadhi, and aspiration.
I confess all downfalls and negativities. I rejoice in virtues.
I dedicate all virtues to the great enlightenment.
Through the blessings of the truth of the holy jewel of Dharma
May I and all others, henceforth in all our lives,
Practice the Buddha’s teachings in their entirety
Exactly as the Buddhas intended.
The conquerors’ heart commitments were invoked
By thirty-six thousand sons of the Sugatas,
Including Manjushri, Kyab Dröl, and Vajrapani.
Thus requested, they proclaimed this sutra’s benefits.
Pray, manifest all of them for me here and now.
Manifest the worldly protector yaksha leaders as well.
As you promised to do before to previous holy ones.
Stop our enemies, harm-doers, and epidemics.
Pacify all conflict. Increase physical and mental bliss.
Increase wealth, power, property, crops, and life span.
Accomplish these desired goals as we wish.
Protect us always without interruption.
OM NAMO BHAGAVATE BHAISHAJYE / GURU BAIDURYA /
PRABHA RAJAYA / TATHAGATAYA / ARHATE SAMYAKSAM
BUDDHAYA / TADYATHA / OM BHAISHAJYE BHAISHAJYE MAHA
BHAISHAJYE / RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA/ OM BHAISHAJYE BHAISHAJYE MAHA BHAISHAJYE / RAJA SAMUDGATE SVAHA/TAYATA GUMI GUMI AIMI NIMI HIMTI SARWA TATHAGATA SAMANTI DIKRTI/ ATI MATI PALE PAM SHODANI/ SARWA PAM PANNA SHAYA MAMA BHUTA BHUTU TAMI/ AUMI KUME BODHA CHATAPARI SHODANI/ DAMIN ADAME MERU MERU SHIKARE/ SARWA AKALA MENTREYA/ NIWARANI BHUTE SU BHUTE BHUTA ATI SHANA/ RAKSHA TUME/ SARWA DEWA SAME ASSA ME SANA HARANTU/ SARWA BUDDHA BODHISATTA/ SHAME SHA ME SHA ME TAKSHA MANTU ME/ SARWA AIYA PATA BITAYA/ PURANI PURANI GURYA ME/ SARWA AKSHAYA/ BINDRIYA TATI BARSI SARWA PAPAM CHAYANG KARI SVAHA/ SITAYA TENA/ KATE KATE KATE BIKATE SALI SALI BILAMBI LEWA LEWATE SARASANI AMITANI RAKSHA SWAHA/ TIKATSA OM YEDHARMA HETU PRABHAWA HETUNTE KHEN TATAGATO HAYAVA DAT/ TEKHENTSA YO NIRODHA EWAM VADHI MAHA SHRAMANAYE SVAHA/ OM BURABUPSA SATE NAM SVAHA/ OM SARWA TINA CHATA GAYA MANGALE JOYA SVAHA/ OM AKANI NIKANI APILA MANGALE MENDALE SVAHA/ NAMO BODHA DHARMA SANGAYA/ MAMA SHIRIYE MANGALE BABATU SVAHA/ EH MA HO PENO PENO SVAHA/ OM SUTA DITTA BENZAYE SVAHA/ SARWA MANGALAM