Sunday, February 28, 2010

The Blessing Chant on a Full Moon Night

Here's something I'd like to share with my bloggy friends. It's one of the texts we're going to discuss at our next Society of Friends meeting on Tuesday night. It seems especially apt because in my part of the world tonight is the full moon.

Just as water flowing in the streams and rivers fills the ocean, thus may all your moments of goodness touch and benefit all beings, those here now and those gone before.

May all your wishes be soon fulfilled as completely as the moon on a full-moon night, as successfully as from the Wish-Fulfilling Gem. May all dangers be averted; may all disease leave you.

May no obstacles  come across your way and may you enjoy happiness and long life.

May those who are always respectful, honoring the way of the elders prosper in the four blessings of old age, beauty, happiness, and strength.

---adapted from the Pattamunodana, an ancient Buddhist text

9 comments:

Bonnie, Original Art Studio said...

I bow to that.

The Pollinatrix said...

Yep, that about covers it, I'd say. Thanks for sharing this.

"Wishing" is a theme I'm considering today.

Dan Gurney said...

Bonnie, Polli, thank you for stopping by and leaving a comment.

Delwyn said...

Hi Dan

this is a beautiful full moon blessing...thank you

Happy days

Stream Source said...

I felt that one........Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you Thank you !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!.....................................

Dan Gurney said...

Delwyn, you're welcome. You came to mind with the full moon wedding.

Dan Gurney said...

SS, you're welcome eleven times over!

Anonymous said...

very touching ...thank you for sharing

Dan Gurney said...

Hi, Anon-- you're welcome. Thanks for stopping by.