In light of the present hurricane warnings in America we can do many sorts of prayers and practices to help and assist all sentient beings in this particular urgent time of need. Here is a very short prayer that a friend forwarded me which can be skillfully used even within our busy lives.
The Sa Chu Me Lung is a prayer to Guru Rinpoche and his retinue of the four elemental dakinis to remove all obstacles caused by the four elements of fire, earth, water and wind.
Click here to download the Sa Chu Me Lung – a one page practice text.
These prayers can be added to your daily schedule to avert obstacles such as earthquakes, warfare and violence, famine and starvation.
Also the disaster in Japan, in all its aspects, particularly with excessive nuclear radiation fallout can be handled with these prayers.
Lama Tharchin Rinpoche, from the Vajrayana Foundation, also recommends the following prayers and practices:
- Chatral Rinpoche’s Prayer to Avert Nuclear War – It is said that Chatral Rinpoche wrote really precisely and that now is the time for people to recite this prayer and that it is very good and important.
- Sampa Nyur Drupma – The Prayer that Swiftly Fulfills all Wishes
- Green Tara – A Concise Ritual of the Tara Mandala
UPDATE: It is interesting to note this storm was downgraded from a hurricane to a tropical storm…so all the prayers you did must have worked. Unfortunately, more than 40 people died as a result of this Hurricane. My heart goes out to all of them, especially, to the hero that was killed as he went to rescue a boy trapped (near water and downed power-lines) and got electrocuted.