Words of Truth
A Prayer Composed by
HIS HOLINESS TENZIN GYATSO THE FOURTEENTH DALAI LAMA OF TIBET
and Invoking the Great Compassion of the Three Jewels;
The Buddha, the Teachings, and the Spiritual Community
O Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and disciples of the past, present,
Having remarkable qualities immeasurably vast as the ocean,
Who regard all helpless sentient beings as your only child;
Please consider the truth of my anguished pleas.
Buddha's full teachings dispel the pain of worldly existence and
May they flourish, spreading prosperity and happiness throughout
this spacious world.
O holders of the Dharma: scholars and
May your ten fold virtuous practice prevail.
Humble sentient beings, tormented by sufferings without cease,
Completely suppressed by seemingly endless and terribly intense,
May all their fears from unbearable war, famine, and disease be
pacified, to freely breathe an ocean of happiness and well-being.
And particularly the pious people
of the Land of Snows who, through various means,
Are mercilessly destroyed by barbaric hordes on the side of
darkness, kindly let the power of your compassion arise,
To quickly stem the flow of blood and tears.
|Those unrelentingly cruel ones, objects
of compassion, maddened by delusion's evils,
Wantonly destroy themselves and others; may they achieve the eye
Knowing what must be done and undone, and abide in the glory of
friendship and love.
May this heartfelt wish of total freedom for all
Tibet, which has been awaited for a long Time, be spontaneously
fulfilled; please grant soon the good fortune to enjoy
The happy celebration of spiritual with temporal rule.
O protector Chenrezig, compassionately care for
Those who have undergone myriad hardships,
Completely sacrificing their most cherished lives,
bodies, and wealth, for the sake of the teachings, practitioners,
people, and nation.
Thus, the protector Chenrezig made vast prayers
before the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to fully embrace the Land of
May the good results of these prayers now quickly appear.
By the profound interdependence of emptiness and relative forms,
Together with the force of great compassion in the Three Jewels
and their Words of Truth,
And through the power of the infallible law of actions and their
May this truthful prayer be unhindered and quickly fulfilled.
This prayer, Words of Truth, was composed by His Holiness
Tenzin Gyatso, the Fourteenth Dalai Lama of Tibet, on 29 September
1960 at his temporary headquarters in the Swarg Ashram at
Dharamsala, Kangra District, Himachal State, India.
This prayer for restoring peace, the Buddhist teachings, and the
culture and self-determination of the Tibetan people in their
homeland was written after repeated requests by Tibetan government
officials along with the unanimous consensus of the monastic and