Aspiration of Eleven Perfections

This prayer is recited to gain the positive qualities of the Buddha's mind and as an additional
to Samantabhadra's Aspiration. This can also be recited for the benefit of the deceased.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected giving.
Just as the Conqueror perfected giving,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected morality.
Just as the Conqueror perfected morality,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected patience.
Just as the Conqueror perfected patience,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected diligence.
Just as the Conqueror perfected diligence,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected meditation.
Just as the Conqueror perfected meditation,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected wisdom.
Just as the Conqueror perfected wisdom,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected method.
Just as the Conqueror perfected method,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected power.
Just as the Conqueror perfected power,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected aspiration.
Just as the Conqueror perfected aspiration,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected primordial wisdom.
Just as the Conqueror perfected primordial wisdom,
May I and others become like that before too long.

The Greatly Compassionate One, Excellent among Men,
Completely perfected the Dharmakaya.
Just as the Conqueror perfected the Dharmakaya,
May I and others become like that before too long.

By the compassion of the unsurpassable teacher,
And the blessings of the truth of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas,
Pratyekabuddhas and Arhats,
May this be accomplished just as I aspire.
 

Translated by Venerable Lama Kalsang Gyaltsen and Ane Kunga Chodron at Sakya
Phuntsok Ling in Washington D.C. during the auspicious month of Vesak, 1997.