Pearls of Wisdom: Prayers for Engaged Living 11 Professions and Society Buddhism and Dharma Service

Pearls of Wisdom: Prayers for Engaged Living 11 Professions and Society Buddhism and Dharma Service

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Pearls of Wisdom: Prayers for Engaged Living 11 Professions and Society Buddhism and Dharma Service by Hsing Yun

Among the many offerings that Buddhists make to the Buddha are incense, flowers, candles, and fruit. We make these offerings out of respect to the Buddha, not because the Buddha demands such offerings or because we expect to be rewarded by the Buddha for our offerings. We also offer ourselves when we bow and prostrate before the Buddha. To this list of offerings we may also add our words in the form of prayers to the Great Compassionate Buddha. Venerable Master Hsing Yun has written this beautiful and comprehensive collection of Buddhist prayers to help Buddhists of all schools to focus their thoughts and to offer to the Buddha beautiful words of praise, gratitude, and thanksgiving. It is our hope that readers of these prayers will meditate upon the words and how they apply to their lives; will see their situations through the eyes of wisdom; and will act to bring about the changes that they desire in their lives. On the path towards enlightenment we will receive help from many sources, and prayer or praise offerings will play a major role for many practitioners. It is hoped that these special prayers by Venerable Master Hsing Yun will take the reader far along the path towards enlightenment.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780971749566
Publisher: Buddha's Light Publishing
Publication date: 12/28/2003
Pages: 218
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordi
Prefaceiii
Introductionix
Acknowledgmentsx
A Prayer for Our Armed Forces1
A Prayer for Explorers5
A Prayer for Sanitation Workers9
A Prayer for Farmers, Fishery Workers, and Laborers13
A Prayer for Health-Care Professionals17
A Prayer for Police Officers21
A Prayer for Our Volunteers25
A Prayer for Construction Professionals29
A Prayer for Emergency Rescue and Relief Workers33
A Prayer for Firefighters37
A Prayer for Performing Artists40
A Prayer for Transportation Industry Professionals44
A Prayer for Maritime Professionals48
A Prayer for Prostitutes52
A Prayer for the Drivers of All Vehicles56
A Prayer for Our Teachers60
A Prayer for Mass Communication Professionals64
A Prayer for Postal and Cable Service Professionals68
A Prayer for Recycling Professionals72
A Prayer in Honor of Servicepeople Killed in Action76
A Prayer for Blessings on Our Nation80
A Prayer for World Peace83
A Prayer for Our Natural Environment87
A Prayer for People of All Vocations and Endeavors91
A Prayer for Victims and Families of the September 11th Disaster95
A Prayer To Respectfully Welcome a Relic of the Buddha's Tooth99
A Prayer for the Buddha's Birthday103
A Prayer for the Consecration of a Newly-Completed Statue of Buddha107
A Prayer for Taking Refuge in the Triple Gem111
A Prayer for Receiving and Upholding the Five Precepts115
A Prayer for the Offering of Light119
A Prayer for Those Who Are Becoming Monastics123
A Prayer for Devotees127
A Prayer for People Who Build and Support Schools132
A Prayer for a Buddhist Wedding Ceremony136
A Prayer for the Dharma Propagators140
A Prayer for a Visitation to a Buddhist Family145
A Prayer for the People Who Listen to the Dharma149
A Prayer for Parents of Monastics153
A Prayer for Children Who Are Monastics157
A Prayer for the Dharma Service162
A Prayer to Amitabha Buddha166
A Prayer to the Medicine Buddha170
A Prayer to Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva174
A Prayer for Devoir Chanting in Three Periods178
A Prayer for the Repentance Service of Emperor Liang182
A Prayer for the Repentance Service of Compassionate Samadhi Water186
A Prayer for the Yogacara Dharma Service190
A Prayer for Pilgrimage195
A Prayer for Deities and Ghosts199
Endnotes and Glossary203

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