The Essence of Benefit and Joy
A Method for the Saving of Lives
"The most beneficial of all composite roots of virtue is the protection and ransoming of the lives of sentient beings. A variety of that is saving the lives of livestock, which frees those animals from present danger to their lives. Through the blessing their being offered to the three jewels, and of their hearing names and dharanis, they will be ultimately freed from inferior births. Through the power of that, and as the result concordant with the cause, the practioners themselves will undoubtly receive benefits, such as an increased lifespan. If this is done in a ritual context it is more powerful. Therefore, I will explain it here as found in the applications of the dharmakaya guru from Tukdrup Barchey Kunsel.
With silk or cotton, adorn the ears and so forth of those whose lives will be saved.
Introduction to the prayer:"Tshe Thar Tong Thab Phen De'i Nying Po Zhe Ja Wa Zhug So. With the Tibetan text, English translation, transliteration and Chinese translation.
The Essence of Benefit and Joy, Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye, Siddhi Publications, 3.75" x 6.5", 50 pp, $12.00