Family Dedication

Family Dedication

Date of Advice:
June 2016
Date Posted:
May 2020

Rinpoche dictated this dedication for a family and for their mother who had passed away. The dedication was to be read out during pujas that were done for the family.

Dedicate for all sentient beings in the best way. May the numberless sentient beings be free from the oceans of samsaric sufferings and may they achieve enlightenment quickly.

May His Holiness the Dalai Lama have a long life and may all His Holiness’s holy wishes succeed.

May the whole FPMT organization always to be most wish-fulfilling for His Holiness. Also, may I become like that.

May there be success for the two Maitreya projects in Bodhgaya and Kushinagar and may all the projects of FPMT, especially building big statues, benefit the rest of the world. May the projects bring benefit to the numberless sentient beings, so they collect merit and purify the defilements and achieve enlightenment as quickly as possible.

May all students be free from all sufferings of body and mind and may all their wishes succeed according to the holy Dharma. May all their actions become the cause of enlightenment, and may they achieve all the realizations of lamrim, sutra and tantra in this life.

May Lama Zopa Rinpoche be able to benefit the teachings of the Buddha and numberless sentient beings, and offer service to the Sangha—who preserve and spread the Dharma—and to sentient beings, so that numberless sentient beings may be freed from the oceans of samsaric sufferings and brought to enlightenment as quickly as possible, and be able to fulfill His Holiness’s wishes in all the future lifetimes.

May all our wishes be successful according to the Dharma and may we have a long and meaningful life and actualize the path—guru devotion, the three principal aspects of the path and the two stages—in this very lifetime, as quickly as possible.

Also, in exactly the same way, may the wishes of the family be successful according to the Dharma. May they have long and meaningful lives and actualize the path in this life—guru devotion, the three principal aspects of the path and the two stages—in this very lifetime as quickly as possible.

Then most important for their mother who died a long time ago, if she is in a lower realm or a higher realm but hasn’t met the Dharma, may she be born in a pure land where she can be enlightened, or at least receive a perfect human body and meet the Mahayana teachings, meet a perfectly qualified Mahayana teacher who reveals the unmistaken path to enlightenment and by pleasing most the virtuous friend, may she achieve enlightenment as quickly as possible.

Also dedicate for all the sentient beings in every realm—the hell beings, hungry ghosts, animals, humans, suras, asuras and intermediate state beings, who are all suffering.