Praising the Buddha
Text: Thich Nhat Hanh
Music: Brother Phap Linh
Chanting: Plum Village Brothers and Sisters
The Buddha is like the fresh full moon
that soars across the immense sky,
when the river of mind is truly calm
the deep waters perfectly mirror the radiance of the moon.
The countenance of the world honored one
like the full moon or the orb of the sun,
shines forth bright wisdom’s halo,
embracing all with love, compassion, joy and inclusiveness.
May the Way of the Buddha grow ever more bright
and all beings receive the Dharma rain,
May compassion cool the flames of world,
and wisdom shine through the clouds of confusion
revealing to all the path.
May Mother Earth be protected and safe,
May the people in the world be equal and fee,
May the winds and the rains be in harmony,
May the land be at peace in all directions
and the people embrace the path.
May the Sangha practice diligently,
showing love and concern for one and all,
just as for our very own family,
transforming our hearts and minds
we aspire to follow all great beings.
With one heart we vow to practice
the way of all Bodhisattvas, of Samantabhadra
and Avalokishvara the way of perfected wisdom.