The Abridged Sukhavati Prayer

E MA HO! How marvelous! %

The wondrous Buddha of Limitless Light: %

To his right is the Lord of Vast Compassion, %

And to his left is the Great Being of Immense Power, %

Surrounded by an immeasurable retinue of buddhas and bodhisattvas. %

Amazing and boundless bliss and joy there is %

In that pure-land known as Sukhavati. %

When I pass away from this life, immediately after that, %

Without any other rebirths interfering between, %

May I be born there and behold Amitabha’s face. %

The aspiration that I have expressed in the words of this prayer: %

May all the buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions %

Grant their blessings that it may be accomplished without hindrance! %

TADYATHA:

PANCHANDRI YA AH WA BODHANA SVAHA %

Translated by Erick Sherab Zangpo.

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