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Source of Auspicious Good Fortune: A Smoke Offering Ritual


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ke par shing kye yu shug ral pa dzin / tse mor bal bu dung gi men tog chen / yön ten den pe shing chog de sum ni
On the mountainside grow trees bearing sprigs of turquoise juniper. At the peak are rhododendrons
with conch-white flowers. Those three superior plants endowed with excellent qualities,
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chi wa me pe ngö drub dü tsi ne / nam da dü zhi ngo zhing dri nge den / de tar shing chog yön ten khye par chen
verdant and fragrant throughout the four seasons, are the abode of the elixir of the siddhi

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of immortal life. Such are the extraordinary attributes of [those] superior plants.
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dü sum gyal wa nam kyi jin lab kyi / sem chen trül pe nam tog sal le du / hla dre mi sum si jung ten drel gyi
In order to dispel the deluded thoughts of sentient beings through the blessings of the victors
of the three times [and] by the interdependent phenomena of gods, men and spirits

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le dang sö nam mön lam gyu thün pe / chi wa me pe yön ten dü tsi shing / dri zhim pö nge dü trin nam khar trig
that accord with their [diverse] karma, merit and wishes, sweet fragrance and aromatic clouds
of vapor billow into the sky [from those] plants with elixirs of immortal qualities.

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With a pleasing melody accompanied by the sounds of musical instruments, proclaim these words with a single voice:
e ma ho gong su söl / ling zhi chog gyur hlo gyal dzam bü ling
Émaho! Consider this! The most eminent of the four continents is the Regal One of the South, Jambudvipa.

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dzam ling jang shar ri gyal ta na dzin / de la chi me dü tsi shing sum kye / tsa war khen pa ser gyi men tog chen
In the northeast of Jambudvipa, on the regal mountain Ashvakarna, grow three [types of] plants endowed
with the elixir of immortality. At the foot [of the mountain] are golden-flowered artemisia.
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hla dre mi sum mug shing thib pa sel / ö sal me che ö zer treng wa tro / ma rig mong pe mün nag thib pa sel
[Thus,] the languor and dense obscuration of gods, men and spirits are cleared away. As tongues of flame stream
forth like streaks of light rays in luminous clarity, the dense darkness of ignorance and confusion is dispelled.
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me tag tsha zhing seg pe ngar den pe / nöl chag mi tsang jen jen seg par je / de tar yön ten khye phag shing sum ni
Contamination, filth and rubbish are consumed by the intensely hot and burning

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coals. As for [those] three plants with such especially exalted attributes, by the
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!, .3J-3/R=-$4%-24S$-:SJ?-/-2?%-2:A-,2?; .%R?-P2-2<-(.-:SJ?-/-2?%-2:A-,2?; 2.J/-m/-;$-*J?-:SJ?-/-2?%-2:A-,2?;
me nöl tsang tsog dre na sang we thab / ngö drub bar che dre na sang we thab / den dzün yag nye dre na sang we thab
When purity is mingled with contamination and filth, the smoke offering is the expedient means. When
accomplishments are intermixed with hindrances, the smoke offering is the expedient means. When
truth and falsehood, right and wrong are intermingled, the smoke offering is the expedient means.
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zang ngen dring sum dre na sang we thab / cho ga nor trül jung na sang we thab / hla dre mi sum je drib sang we thab
When good, bad and middling are intermingled, the smoke offering is the expedient means.

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When errors occur in ritual practice, the smoke offering is the expedient means. When
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gods, men and spirits become defiled, the smoke offering is the expedient means.
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mi te tshen ma ngen na sang we thab / la nye mo tsi ngen na sang we thab / wang pö go nga gag pa sang we thab
When there are bad omens in dreams, the smoke offering is the expedient means. When signs,
divinations and horoscopes are negative, the smoke offering is the expedient means. When
the doors of the five senses are obstructed, the smoke offering is the expedient means.

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gön hla yang hla nöl wa sang we thab / khön dzing trag dog jung na sang we thab / cho trül nam tog jung na sang we thab
When gods of protection and prosperity become contaminated, the smoke offering is the expedient means.
When animosity, quarreling and jealousy arise, the smoke offering is the expedient means.
When illusions and thoughts emerge, the smoke offering is the expedient means.

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chö ying nam par dag pe jin lab dang / kyab ne kön chog sum gyi den tshig dang / drang song rig dzin nam kyi drub pe thü
blessings of the perfectly pure dharmadhatu, by the truth of the Triple Gem—the source of refuge—and by the power
of the accomplishments of rishis and awareness holders, [they provide the expedient method of smoke offering].

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hla dre mi sum si pe pe lug kyi / sam jor dag pe chig tu ka drö ne / hla dre mi sum trug na sang we thab
If, having conferred together according to universal customs of noble attitude and behavior,
there is turmoil among gods, men and spirits, the smoke offering is the expedient means.
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yül khar khang khyim tseg nye sang we thab / sung ma thug dam yel na sang we thab / sa dag lu nyen trug na sang we thab
When transgressions occur from erecting fortresses, buildings and houses on the land, the smoke offering is the
expedient means. When protective deities neglect their commitments, the smoke offering is the expedient
means. When earth lords, nagas and powerful spirit beings clash, the smoke offering is the expedient means.
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lo da zhag dü ngen na sang we thab / nyi da za kar ngen na sang we thab / sang trü cho ga zab mo drub pe thü
For malevolent years, months, days and times, the smoke offering is the expedient means. For evil [influences
of] the sun, moon, planets and stars, the smoke offering is the expedient means. Because [this]

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profound ritual of cleansing smoke offerings has been thoroughly investigated,


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de ring dag chag yön chö khor che kyi / mi tsang nyam drib khön dzin trag dog dang / dal yam bar che zhi zhing sang we chir
Today, in order for us—master and disciples—to pacify and cleanse impurity, the stains
of corrupted [vows], resentment, jealousy, plagues and obstacles, we entreat
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khyen ching zig pe hla tshog gong su söl / de ring nam la za dang kar ma zang / sa zhir che leg yön ten dö gu tshang
the nescient and all-seeing divine assembly, please consider this! Today, when in space the [conjunction of] planets

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and stars is auspicious, if one examines the land, all excellent qualities and everything desirable are complete.
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bar du dü tshö tshe drang tra shi so / sang dang zhi we cho ga je pa la / nyi ma ge zhing gyu kar zang po yin
In between, the hour and date are indeed felicitous. It is an excellent and astrologically
auspicious day to perform [this] purifying and pacifying ritual.

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sang gye jang sem dra chom zag pa ze / sang gye kang nyi tso te den pe chog / chö nyi chag dang drel te den pe chog
Defilements have been exhausted by the buddhas, bodhisattvas, and arhats! By the supreme authenticity of the
buddha, foremost among two-legged [beings], by the supreme authenticity of the dharmata free from desire,

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leg par che pe mi she mi thong me / drang song den pe tshig gi mi drub me / ten drel cho ge ma tshang gang yang me
nothing is left unrealized or unperceived through the power of performing it! Through the veracious speech
of the rishis, nothing is left unfulfilled! Through this ceremony, nothing at all that occurs is left incomplete!

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gyu kyen tshog pe tham che drub par gyur / lag len je pe tham che dag par sung / e ma ho de gong su söl
As causes and conditions come together, everything is accomplished! It is said that
by engaging in [this] practice, everything is made right! Émaho! Consider this!
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ge dün dü pe tso te den pe chog / kön chog sum gyi den pe jin lab kyi / sang gi cho ga leg par drub par shog
and by the supreme authenticity of the sangha, foremost among assemblies—by the authentic blessing
of the Three Precious Ones—may the smoke offering ritual be perfectly accomplished!
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e ma ho gong su söl / sang ngo chö do kün zang chö pe trin / tsandan kar po a shug pha yi sang
Émaho! Consider this! With offering clouds of Samantabhadra, we cleanse! We offer!

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We cleanse with the father, juniper wood [that is like] white sandal.
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phur mong kar mo lang chen nge pe sang / la me kyab gyur la ma ka gyü sang / kang nyi chog gyur dzog pe sang gye sang
We cleanse with the strong, elephantine scent of white mugwort. To the unsurpassed refuge,
the gurus and transmitted precepts, we make the smoke offering. To the foremost among
two-legged [beings], the perfect buddhas, we make the smoke offering.
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bag chag jong dze dam chö kön chog sang / sö nam zhing gyur phag pe ge dün sang / gyal we kyil khor yi dam hla tshog sang
To the precious, binding Dharma that purifies propensities, we make the smoke offering.

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To the field of merit, the noble sangha, we make the smoke offering. To the mandala
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of the Victorious Ones, the divine assembly of yidams, we make the smoke offering.
8A%-i3?-*R%-36.-.0:-2R-3#:-:PR-2?%-; 2!/-0-*R%-36.-(R?-*R%-Y%-3-2?%-; KA-o.-hR-eJ-<A$?-GA-Y%-3-2?%-;
zhing nam kyong dze pa wo khan dro sang / ten pa kyong dze chö kyong sung ma sang / chi gyü dor je rig kyi sung ma sang
To the dakas and dakkinis who guard sacred places, we make the smoke offering. To the Dharma protectors who preserve the
teachings, we make the smoke offering. To the vajra family guardians of the outer tantras, we make the smoke offering.

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ka sung gyü sung ter gyi sung ma sang / lob pön pha me gyü kyi sung ma sang / wen ne chö khor yong kyi sung ma sang
To the protectors of the orally transmitted teachings, of tantras and of revealed treasures, we make the smoke
offering. To the guardians of the lineage of the masters and their forebears, we make the smoke offering.
To the universal guardians of hermitages and religious centers, we make the smoke offering.

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tsandan mar po a shug ma yi sang / men gyi gyal po a ga ru yi sang / dri yi gyal po du ru ka yi sang
We cleanse with the mother, cedarwood [that is like] red sandal. We cleanse with aloe
wood, the king of medicines. We cleanse with Chinese cypress, the king of fragrances.

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bal bu kar po hla yi pö kyi sang / shug pa lo zang yu lo bar we sang / khen pa kar po tsi zang dri yi sang
We cleanse with the divine incense, white rhododendron. We cleanse with the radiant turquoise
sprays of excellent juniper. We cleanse with the fragrance of the excellent plant, white artemisia.
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!, 2~J/-12-{=-w/-;R%?-GA-Y%-3-2?%-; 3,-.0%-#R%-PR$?-LJ.-0:A-z-Y%-2?%-; 2.$-&$-.0R/-aR2-;R/-3(R.-:#R<-2&?-GA;
nyen drub kel den yong kyi sung ma sang / thu pung dong drog je pe hla sung sang / dag chag pön lob yön chö khor che kyi
To the destined universal protectors of the [practices of] approach and accomplishment, we make
the smoke offering. To the guardian deities who befriend powerful legions, we make the
smoke offering. To the gods who act as sentries by day for us all, master and disciples,
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*A/-IA-L-<-LJ.-0:A-z-2?%-%R; 35/-IA-3J=-5K-LJ.-0:A-z-2?%-%R; #-:6B/->$-:.J2?-LJ.-0:A-z-2?%-%R;
nyin gyi ja ra je pe hla sang ngo / tshen gyi mel tshe je pe hla sang ngo / kha dzin shag deb je pe hla sang ngo
we make the smoke offering. To the gods who act as watchmen by night, we make the

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smoke offering. To the gods who defend our position, we make the smoke offering.
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!, 3./-/?-2?-8A%-o2-/?-2*J=-2-.%-; 2<-/-.R/-12-;=-.-2-/R<-*R%-; LA?-?-3A-g:A-mA-2R-LJ.-0-.%-;
dün ne su zhing gyab ne kyel wa dang / bar na dön drub yül du bu nor kyong / ji su mi te dzi wo je pa dang
To the gods who receive us and send us off, to those who, meanwhile, precede us, look after our interests
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and protect our children and wealth at home, to those who act as herders of toddlers and foals and

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pha tshen yül khor kyong we hla sang ngo / gyab ten thu pung lü sung je pa dang / ten gyi pho hla yül gyi dra la dang
defend the country of our paternal relations, we make the smoke offering. To those who serve as mighty supportive legions

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who guard our bodies, to the enduring deities of our paternal descent and the warrior spirits of the region, to
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1-MJ?-35/-z-3-KA-(/-z-.%-; 9?-/R<-$;%-z-iR-35S/-%<-z-.%-; ;=-<A?-?-2.$-#3?-<A$?-[-$*/-.%-;
pha nye tshün hla ma chi men hla dang / ze nor yang hla no tshön ngar hla dang / yül ri sa dag kham rig lu nyen dang
ancestral deities and the female spirits of our maternal descent, to the enriching gods of food and wealth and the keen spirits of
sharp weapons, to the earth lords of [various] territories, to nagas and powerful spirit beings in [their respective] spheres,

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jung wa nam da dü zhi sa dag dang / par kha me wa lo dang da we hla / za kar zhag dang dü tshö tshe drang hla
to the lords of the elements, [twelve] months and four seasons, to the gods of trigrams, astrological seats,
years and months, to planetary and astral spirits and the gods of days, time intervals and dates,

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chu la zam pa drag la them ke dang / mün par drön me je pe hla nam sang / dra la so je nyen la ja tong dang
To the gods who act as bridges over rivers, as steps up rocky cliffs and as lamps in the darkness,
we make the smoke offering. To the gods who keep watch against enemies and dispatch allies,

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dug la men tong ne la tsi sö dang / dü kyi pung jom dre yi nya nön pa / mag pung yül ngo dog pe hla sang ngo
to those who administer antidotes to poisons and heal from illness, to those who defeat hosts of demons
and oppress evil spirits, to those who turn back armies in battle, we make the smoke offering.
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chi nang hla sin de gye thu chen sang / kham sum nga dag si sum wang gyur we / tong sum dreg pe thu chen ma lü dang
to the eight outer and inner classes of powerful gods and demons, we make the smoke offering.
To all of the haughty ones of great power in the billion-fold universe without exception— the
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sovereigns of the three realms and the rulers of three spheres of existence — to the gods,

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ri rab ling zhi ser gyi ri dün dang / röl pe tsho dün chag ri mu khyü dang / gya tso chu lung nam kha nyi de khyim
nagas, kinnaras and so forth who inhabit Mount Meru, the four continents, the seven golden mountains and the seven

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circular lakes, the encircling iron mountains, oceans and rivers, the zodiacal houses of the heavens, sun and moon,
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!, z-[-S%-YR%-3%R/->J?-(R/-=3-.2%-; $-5S$?-$9$?-3=-m-:U=-&/-i3?-2?%-; ?-:R$-$+J<-.%-P2-0:A-2&.-i3?-.%-;
hla lu drang song ngön she mön lam wang / na tshog zug trül dzu trül chen nam sang / sa og ter dang drub pe chü nam dang
[with] powers of clairvoyance and [former] aspirations, are endowed with manifold apparitional forms and magical
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abilities, we make the smoke offering. To the gods who safeguard underground treasures, accomplishment elixirs,

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lA-(/-uR/->A%-=R-+R$-Y%-2:A-z; $+J<-2.$-$/R.-.A/-3-3R-3A:3-&A; SA-9-YA/-0R:C-5S$?-2&?-,3?-&.-2?%-;
tsi men jön shing lo tog sung we hla / ter dag nö jin ma mo mi am chi / dri za sin pö tshog che tham che sang
medicinal extracts, trees and crops, [and to] all the keepers of hidden treasure teachings, to yakshas, female

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demons, kinnaras, gandharvas, and rakshas together with their assemblies, we make the smoke offering.
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dü pe teng chog sa le si pa sang / me che sa teng bar nang hla dre sang / me tag sa og lu nyen si pa sang
In the upward direction, the realms above the earth are sanctified by the smoke. On the surface of the earth
and in its atmosphere, [the realms of] gods and demons are sanctified by the flames. Beneath
the earth, the realms of nagas and powerful spirit beings are sanctified by the coals.

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SA-%.-KR$?-2&:A-KA-$R.-:)A$-gJ/-2?%-; /%-2&.-*J-:PR-?J3?-&/-,3?-&.-2?%-; .?-$?3-1-3-:PR-2-<A$?-S$-2?%-;
dri nge chog chü chi nö jig ten sang / nang chü kye dro sem chen tham che sang / dü sum pha ma dro wa rig drug sang
In the ten directions, the outer vessel [that is this] world is sanctified by the fragrance. All the sentient creatures [who are]
the inner contents are sanctified. The six types of migrating beings, [our] parents in the three times, are sanctified.

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dur trö nag tshal ri wö trö ne pe / hla dang lu dang mi am chi la sog / dri za drül bum kha ding to che dang
the charnel grounds, forests and hermitages, to the gandharvas, kimbhandas, garudas, serpent beings,

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nö jin jung po trog me tshog che sang / ri rab khong seng gya tso ling bar dang / rin chen ri wo nor bü ling ne pe
yakshas, elemental spirits and yakshinis together with their assemblies, we make the smoke offering.
To the gods, nagas and rishis who inhabit the interior cavities of Mount Meru, the oceans,
intermediate spaces between islands, and jeweled mountains on treasure islands and who,
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tshe rab nga chi len chag dön geg sang / khye par bö kham kha wa chen ne pe / si pa chag pe hla gu la sog te
Obstructive and harmful spirits, [our karmic] creditors in past and future lives, are sanctified. In particular, we make the
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smoke offering to the nine creator gods and the like who abide in the Snowy Lands of [Central] Tibet and Kham,

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bö kyi gur hla chen po chu sum dang / tha yi ge nyen chen po nyer chig sang / bö kham kyong we ten ma chu nyi dang
to the thirteen great hunting gods of Tibet and the twenty-one great genyen spirits of the

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borders, to the twelve protective tenma goddesses of [Central] Tibet and Kham, to the
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chö par ö pe drön rig tshog nam la / che mar pö dang dri sur nge dang den / zhal ze dö gu na tshog phü kyi chö
to the assembled classes of guests worthy of veneration, we make offering with powdered
incense, fragrant burnt offerings, food and the choicest variety of everything desirable.
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tshe sing pal kye rig gyü zang po pel / kha je wang thang nyen drag chen po kye / dag chag yön chö mi nor khor che kyi
[Thus,] lifespan is prolonged; glory is propagated; noble family lineage proliferates;

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and good fortune, charisma and great renown are engendered.
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nam tog zung dzin la nye ngen pa nam / mi thöl gön kyab hla la thöl te sang / nya thong ne pe chu la thöl te sang
To confess the unavowed thoughts, dualistic grasping and negative manifestations of ourselves,
master, disciples and dependents, we make the smoke offering. To confess to the
waters where [local gods] perceived as fish abide, we make the smoke offering.

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sha thong ne pe ri la thöl te sang / hla dre mi sum nyi da za kar dang / sa og lu dang sa teng tsen nam dang
To confess to the mountains where [local gods] perceived as deer abide, we make the smoke offering.
To confess to gods, men, spirits, sun, moon, planets, stars, subterranean nagas, terrestrial spirits,

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yül gyi zhi dag khar gyi tse hla sang / go hla tag yag khyim hla ge thung sang / thab hla yu mo zhing hla tshang pa sang
local land guardians and the summit gods of the sky, we make the smoke offering. To the door spirit Tayag and the
household spirit Gethung, we make the smoke offering. To the hearth spirit Yumo and the field spirit Tshangpa,

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lam hla gön po ta hla mag pön sang / chug hla mag yang nor hle gyal po sang / tshön hla dön drub dra le gyal po sog
to the road spirit Gönpo and the horse spirit Magpön, we make the smoke offering. To the herd spirit Mayang
and the wealth spirit Gyalpo, we make the smoke offering. To color spirits such as Döndrub Drale Gyalpo and
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sa la teng gi za kar thöl te sang / khyen zig ye she hla la thöl te sang / de tar thöl zhing sang we jin lab kyi
and celestial planetary spirits, we make the smoke offering. To confess to the deities of omniscient wisdom,
we make the smoke offering. Through the blessing of having confessed and consecrated in this way,
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nyön mong bag chag nye kyön dag je ne / mi tsang nyam drib jur yug ngen pa kün / sang trü cho ge den pe thur du sal
disturbing emotions, propensities, faults and defects are cleansed. Thus, impurity, stains
of corrupted [vows], misfortune, defilements from mourning the loss of a spouse and

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all negativity are expelled by the truth of ritual of cleansing smoke offerings.
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khön dzing trag dog nyam drib kyön la sog / gön kyab hla sung thug dang gal wa nam / sang trü cho ga zab mo drub pe thü
samaya, evil deeds and obscurations, hostility [caused by] burning impure substances and contraventions of protective gods
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and guardians [are cleansed]. By the power of [our] practicing [this] profound ritual of cleansing smoke offerings,

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nöl chag mong pe nyam drib dag pa dang / kyen ngen bar che ne dön zhi wa dang / phe göl bö tong nö pa dog par dzö
please purify contamination and the delusive stains of corrupted [vows], pacify adverse circumstances,
obstacles, illness and evil influences and reverse opposition, sorcery and harm.

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dö gu sam pa yi zhin drub pa dang / tshe ring ne me de leg long chö phel
With every desire and aspiration having been fulfilled, with long life, freedom from illness, happiness and wealth flourishing

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sa chog yül kham de leg tra shi te / la me jang chub thob pe gyur gyur chig
and with the land [abounding] in auspicious goodness, may we have the causes of attaining unsurpassed awakening!

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lü ngag yi sum nöl we nye kyön ni / mu gab ri go mug pe tum dra dang / nöl chag shing go yi mong nön dra dang
As for the obscuring defects of body, speech and mind—the veiling [forces] like mists that envelop
mountain peaks, the weakening [forces] like woodbine that overcomes treetops and

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nyam drib nyi da za yi zung dra nam / sang trü ten drel cho ge thur du sal / dam nöl dig drib thab zhob khön sum gyi
the stains of [samaya] violations like solar and lunar eclipses are removed by the auspicious occurrence of the ritual of cleansing
smoke offerings. The disputes, jealousy, stains of corrupted [vows], faults and so forth [arising through] weakened
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The Smoke Offering that is the Source of Auspicious Good Fortune was composed by the
Lotus Master and unearthed from concealment by Drigung Rinchen Phüntsog. Mangalam.
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According to the command of Kyabjé Garchen Triptrül Rinpoche, the Tibetan text was proofread and translated into
English by the disciple Ari-ma. May whatever errors there are be cleansed through the smoke offering ritual.

Proofreading and editing suggestions were offered by Virginia Blum, Thom Lane and David Potter, with Tibetan text formatting by Rebecca Tolmach.

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© 2003 Ari Kiev. This text is for free reproduction and distribution. Its copyright is solely for the purpose of authentication.

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Source of Auspicious Good Fortune: A Smoke Offering Ritual