RAIN OF PROSPERITY
Among all the beliefs people may have about why some prosper and some don’t, the Indian master Padmasambhava taught that we can create prosperity. It starts in our minds, in our ability to imagine combined with boundless kindness.
While singing the song, in a joyful and expansive frame of mind, we are to image that all realms and all worlds are covered with a gentle rain of precious gemstones, medicinal plants and delightful edibles. Everyone is satisfied. Every need is fulfilled. Most importantly, we image that everyone as well, everywhere, begin to share their resources with boundless kindness and wisdom.
You will notice the effect this song, the visualization and the mantra, when combined with your increasingly open mind, has on your life in several ways. The tight fist of stinginess loosens, generous kindness fills your mind more often, you are less prone to be dragged into frustration and regret. Most importantly, the growing sense of non-attachment makes it easier to simply be, at ease in whatever happens. You are welcome to sing along any time and, why not, let a little rain fall on your own front porch.
Granting every gift most eminent, giver of accomplishments,
Embodiments of the triple roots, wishfulfilling precious gems,
Guru Padma, master known as the Lotus-Born,
And all Dzambhala lords of the fourfold families,
Lords of wealth, and yakshas, the protectors of this world,
Millions of you, in a number that defies the reach of thought.
To you the whole assembly, deities of the mandala,
We bow in veneration, offer praise, and make this prayer:
Grant your inspiration, clear away all hindrances.
Please bestow accomplishments and increase prosperity.
While remaining present here, please fulfill activites.
In samsara and nirvana whatever is most excellent,
Goodness in our world, richness for all beings,
From the gods and humans, nagas and the yakshas too,
Foods and wealth and jewels, cloudbanks of all pleasing things,
Bright and steadfast horses, Animals for milk and wool,
Harvests of all grains and herbs, plants for every medicine,
Longer lifespans, perfect health, splendor and auspiciousness,
Family, Dharma lineage-holders, everything we may desire;
To sum up, in samsara and nirvana all exquisite, wonderful.
Without the slightest effort, bring it under our command.
Increase it like a swelling river, never-ending, limitless.
Let whatever we may wish for be fulfilled abundantly.
Let there be auspicious goodness, happiness for everyone!
OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PADMA SAMBHAVA SARVA SIDDHI HUNG.
OM HUNG TRAM HRIH AH DZAMBHALA DZALENDRAYE SOHA.
SARVA YAKSHA BASUPATI LOKAPALA TSITTA HRING HRING DZAH
SARVA BASU SIDDHI DU DU PUTING KURU SOHA.
This sacred chant composed by Padmasambhava was revealed by Chokgyur Lingpa.
Dzambhala thangka designed by Dzongsar Khyentse.
Performed by Sascha Alexandra Aurora & Rodrigo Reijers.
Music by Tara Trinley Wangmo.
Translated from Tibetan by Erik Pema Kunsang.