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I also imagine presenting to those Victors whatever offerings are unexcelled and vast. Through the power of faith in excellent conduct, I pay homage and present offerings to all Victors. I confess individual~y all harmfol actions I have done with body, speech and mind under the power of attachment, aversion, and 27 bewilderment. I rejoice in all the merit of all the Victors of the ten directions, of the Bodhisattvas and Pratyekabuddhas, of those training and beyond training, and ofall beings. I exhort all the lamps of the ten directions who have attained passionless Buddhahood through the stages of awakening, all those protectors, to turn the unsurpassable wheel of the dharma.

This is traditionally done in the same way, by repetition. So, please repeat the following words of rejoicing: Today my life is fruitful. I have obtained a precious human existence and am born into the family of the Buddha; now I am a child of the Buddha. From now on, I will only do activities appropriate to the lineage, so that no stain will come to this pure, faultless, noble family. Today, in the presence of all the refuge, I 32 invite all beings to enjoy happiness until they have reached Buddhahood.

Tl-zose who have not given birth to it, may they give birth. Those who have given birth, may their Bodhicitta not diminish, but increase furl'her and further. May they not be separated from Bodhicitta but be fully committed to Bodhisattva actions. May they be accepted by the Buddhas. May they abandon all negative actions. May all the good wishes of Bodhisattvas for the benefit ofsentient beings be accomplished. May the intentions of such protectors bring happiness and prosperity to all beings. May all sentient beings be happy.

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