This Manjushri tsatsa just arrived today. It contains part of the ashes of my student and friend Mr Justin Ripley who passed away due to heart failure not too long ago. Part of his ashes were consecrated and mixed with clay and other holy objects and made into Manjushri tsatsas by monks. I composed this poem today because a deeper sense of faith in Manjushri grew stronger in me spontaneously just now and I was inspired to write. After composing the poem, I get a immediate message from Bryan Ho that this Manjushri tsatsa just arrived from India. How auspicious! May Justin arise in a new body, strong, healthy and ready to continue his dharma journey. I am waiting. May we all be cared for by Manjushri in all of our lives.
From ignorance I arise and become my projections,
But in igorance I do not need to remain, therefore
Shattering the causes of my pain and the pain of others.
If I rely on Lord of light Manjushri,
I will liberate my mind and be in control of my future.
With this supreme reliance by vows, samaya, sadhana, merits,
Purifications, prayers and conscientious transformation
Of my habits my reliance on this Lord of light will bear fruits.
With endless faith, mantras, prayers and offerings to
All the myriad forms of mystical Manjushri,
I can take my destiny into my hands from henceforth.
What a good reason to live this short life to get control
Of my future once and for all.
May I have visions of this Lord of Light,
And hear His gentle Dragon voice soon.
May I bring His practice to countless millions
In this world and all other worlds and dimensions.
I bow to the Lord of Light, gentle yet powerful Manjushri.
(Composed 12:34PM Friday September 21, 2012)
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