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Dzambala Ritual REFUGE AND GENERATING THE MIND OF ENLIGHTENMENT I take refuge until I am enlightened in the Buddhas, the

Dharma and the Sangha. By the positive potential I create by practising generosity and the other far-reaching attitudes, may I attain Buddhahood in order to benefit all sentient beings. THE FOUR IMMEASURABLES May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes, May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes, May all sentient beings never be separated from sorrowless bliss, May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger. OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHA SARVA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO HUM (dissolving into emptiness) Out of Emptiness from the syllable HUM comes a protection wheel, at the centre of which from the syllable PAM comes a lotus, from AH comes a moon disc, in the centre of which is ones own consciousness in the form of a yellow syllable DZA, which emanates rays of light, making offerings to all Arya beings. The light that comes from the DZA pacifies the sufferings of the poverty of all living beings, causing rays of treasures to fall. Light collects back into the syllable DZA, and one takes the form of Arya Dzambala with golden colour, one face and two arms, with the right hand in the gesture of supreme giving, holding the bijapura fruit and the left holding a mongoose from whose mouth a great treasure of jewels is constantly being emitted. Arya Dzambala is peaceful and elegant, slightly corpulent and appearing very gentle, in a completely happy and pleasant state of mind. With his eyes wide open and his black hair tied in a top knot, he is adorned with a jewelled head ornament. The right foot is slightly outstretched in the royal posture, and both feet are placed on treasures such as the eye of conch shell and head of the lotus. Wearing multi-coloured silken clothing and jewelled ornaments, he is adorned with garlands of blue utpala flowers. His body is luminous and radiant. From ones heart centre (as Arya Dzambala) emanate rays of light, inviting wisdom beings in the form of Arya Dzambala along with his entourage. BENZA SAMADZA (inviting the wisdom beings) DZA HUM BAM HO (The wisdom beings are absorbed) At the forehead is the syllable OM, at the throat an AH and at the heart a HUM. Again from the heart centre emanate rays of light, inviting the five initiating deities and entourage.

Please bestow blessings and confer the initiation. (thus requesting) OM BENZA BHAVA ABHISINTSA HUM (saying this the initiation is conferred) The body is filled, purifying all stains. An excess of water comes out from the crown of the head, transforming into Ratnasambhava. THE WAY TO BLESS THE SENSORY OFFERINGS (offerings should be blessed according to the lower tantras) OM BENZA AMRITA KUNDALI HANA HANA HUM PHET OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHA SARVA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO HUM Everything is Emptiness. Out of emptiness in front of oneself appears the syllable OM which transforms into eight spacious jewelled vessels. In each of those vessels appears the syllable OM, which transforms into godly substances: water for the mouth, water for the feet, flowers, incense, and so forth, clear, unobstructed, and as extensive as space. OM ARGHAM AH HUM OM PADYAM AH HUM OM PUPEY AH HUM OM DHUPE AH HUM OM ALOKE AH HUM OM GANDHE AH HUM OM NAWIDYE AH HUM OM SHABDA AH HUM (water) (water) (flower) (incense) (light) (perfume) (food) (music)

8 SENSORY OFFERINGS OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA ARGHAM PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA PADYAM PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA PUPEY PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA DHUPE PR ATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA ALOKE PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA GANDHE PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA NAWIDYE PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA SHABDA PRATITSA SOHA

PRAISES O Lord of Wealth, Holder of the Treasure of Jewels And Lord of the numerous wealth-holding yakshas, Great Lord and Protector of the North, Bestower of Supreme Attainments, I prostrate to You. (3x) MANTRA RECITATION (With visualisation, do the recitation any number of times) OM DZAMBALA DZALENDRAYE SOHA DEDICATION By the virtues collected through this practice May I quickly attain the state of Arya Dzambala And lead all beings, without exception, To the state of Enlightenment. (If one wishes to make the offering of water to Arya Dzambala, one may do so in this way:) VISUALISATION In the centre of a copper vessel, out of Emptiness appears Arya Dzambala in golden colour, one face and two arms, with the right hand in the gesture of supreme giving, holding the bijapura fruit and the left holding a mongoose which is constantly emitting from its mouth a great treasure of jewels. Arya Dzambala is peaceful and elegant, slightly corpulent and appearing very gentle and in a completely happy and pleasant state of mind. With his eyes wide open and his black hair tied in a top knot, he is adorned with a jewelled head ornament. The right foot is slightly outstretched in the royal posture, and both feet are placed on treasures such as the eye of conch shell and head of the lotus. Wearing multi-coloured silken clothing and jewelled ornaments, he is adorned with garlands of blue utpala flowers. His body is luminous and radiant. At the palm of the right hand on a moon disc the syllables OM HUM TRAM HRI AH emanate rays of light, inviting the blessings of all Buddhas in the form of nectar, which enter into the five syllables. OM AH HUM (3x) (reciting thus, blessing the water) Now recite the essence mantra OM DZAMBALA DZALENDRAYE SOHA 108 times and either pour the water 108 times or pour the water from the vase in a continuous stream, thus

visualising that one is offering this water to Arya Dzambala. Finally, the torma which has been prepared for Dzambala should be blessed and also put into the water and offered. THE WAY TO BLESS THE TORMA OM BENZA AMRITA KUNDALI HANA HANA HUM PHET OM SVABHAVA SHUDDHA SARVA DHARMA SVABHAVA SHUDDHO HAM Out of Emptiness from the syllable YAM comes a wind mandala, on top of which from RAM comes a fire mandala. From the syllable AH comes a skullcup, white on the outside and red inside, huge and spacious, containing the five meats and five nectars, which are purified, transformed and multiplied by the recitation of the three syllables OM AH HUM. The substances become an undefiled ocean of wisdom nectar. TORMA OFFERING OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA IDAM BALIMTA KHA KHA KHAHI KHAHI (Then make Offerings and Praises:) 8 SENSORY OFFERINGS OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA ARGHAM PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA PADYAM PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA PUPEY PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA DHUPE PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA ALOKE PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA GANDHE PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA NAWIDYE PRATITSA SOHA OM ARYA DZAMBALA SAPARIWARA SHABDA PRATITSA SOHA PRAISES O Lord of Wealth, Holder of the Treasure of Jewels, And Lord of the numerous wealth-holding yakshas, Great Lord and Protector of the North, Bestower of Supreme Attainments, I prostrate to You. I and all living beings, who are under the sufferings of the five actions motivated by stinginess, in all rebirths we take refuge in You. With your treasure of jewels and the stream of nectar please pacify the sufferings of poverty of all beings. (3x) (Then visualise that Arya Dzambala is extremely delighted and gives you presents of wishfulfilling gems and attainments of nectar. Also, take some of the torma water and share it