The Tashi Prayer [A Reflection on What is Auspicious]
Verses on the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones by
Khenchen Mipham (1846-1912)
Om Svasti! May all be auspicious for us!
- Prostrations to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Noble
Sangha who dwell in the Auspicious Realms of the ten directions where all
appearance and existence is completely pure; its nature spontaneously perfect.
- Prostrations to the Eight Sugatas.
[Buddhas whose Tibetan names are
Auspiciousness and success increase merely [through]
hearing your names:
- Tara-raja, Sthira-kaushala-madhashaya,
- Prostrations to the Eight Bodhisattvas
[who are] characterized
[as] gracefully holding each of the
the utpala flower, the vajra, white lotus, naga-tree, jewel, moon, sword, and
- Supreme in granting auspiciousness and success,
[they are] the youthful Manjushri,
the glorious Vajrapani, Avalokiteshvara, the protector Maitreya,
Kshitigarbha, Nivarana-vishkambin, Akasha-garbha, and noble Samanta-bhadra.
- Prostrations to the Eight Auspicious Goddesses,
bearers of the Eight Precious Symbols, [and]
pleasing with offerings of
beauty, garlands, song, dance, flowers, incense, light and perfume
to the Buddhas of all directions and time.
- Thinking of their essential qualities makes success and
fame grow: [the 8 symbols are]
the precious Umbrella, the [pair of]
Auspicious Golden Fish, the Wish-granting Vase, the Exquisite
Lotus, the Conch of Fame, the Knot of Prosperity, the Victory Banner, and the
- Prostrations to the Eight Guardians of the World.
Each holds the divine emblems: A wheel, trident,
[discus?]dart, vajra, vina, sword, stupa, and victory
- Auspiciously develop virtue and happiness in the Three
Realms, Maha-brahma, Shambhu [Shiva],
Narayana [Vishnu], Sahasrajna [Indra],
and the Kings Dhiritarashtra,
- Viru-dhaka, Viru-paksha Lord of Nagas, and Vaish-ravana.
- With the work we have begun now, pacify all obstacles and
- May the fulfillment of wishes, increase of glory, good
fortune, prosperity and happiness be met.
- May all be auspicious for us.
It is said that, it recited when you
wake in the morning, you will enjoy the total day's fulfilment. If recited
before bed, you will enjoy pleasant dreams. If recited before activity, all
works can be successfully accomplished. If recited before a contest, you will be
victorious. If recited regularly, you will enjoy long life, glorious health,
fame, auspiciousness, prosperity, happiness and removal of negative karma and
obscurations. And higher birth is certain.
8 Sugatas' names in Tibetan: Drönme Gyalpo, Tsalten Döndrub Gong, Jampe Gyen Pal, Gedrag Pal Dampa,
Kunla Gongpa Gyach'er Dragpa Chen, L'hunpo Tar Pag Tsal Drag Pal,
Semchen T'amchela Gong Dragpe Pal, Yitsim Dzepa Tsal Rab Drag Pal:
Homage to the eight sugatas. Merely hearing your names increases
auspiciousness and success!