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35 Confession Buddhas - Repentance through Chanting and Prostration - Bowing Forgiveness with Devotion
Prostrations to the 35 Buddhas of Confession

I, who am called …(Dharma Name or Refuge Name or Monastic Name or Tantric Name)…. for all time go for refuge to the Root Gurus; I go for refuge to the Buddha; I go for refuge to the Dharma; go for refuge to the Sangha.

I prostrate to the Teacher, Bhagavan, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Perfectly Completed Buddha, Glorious Conqueror Shakyamuni.

I prostrate to Tathagata Thoroughly Destroying With Vajra Essence.

I prostrate to Tathagata Radiant Jewel.

I prostrate to Tathagata King Lord of the Nagas.

I prostrate to Tathagata Army of Heroes.

I prostrate to Tathagata Delighted Hero.

I prostrate to Tathagata Jewel Fire.

I prostrate to Tathagata Jewel Moonlight.

I prostrate to Tathagata Meaningful to Behold.

I prostrate to Tathagata Jewel Moon.

I prostrate to Tathagata Stainless One.

I prostrate to Tathagata Bestowed with Courage.

I prostrate to Tathagata Purity.

I prostrate to Tathagata Bestowed with Purity.

I prostrate to Tathagata Water God.

I prostrate to Tathagata Deity of the Water God.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Excellence.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Sandalwood.

I prostrate to Tathagata Infinite Splendour.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Light.

I prostrate to Tathagata Sorrowless Glory.

I prostrate to Tathagata Son of Non-craving.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Flower.

I prostrate to Tathagata Pure Light Rays Clearly Knowing by Sporting.

I prostrate to Tathagata Lotus Light Rays Clearly Knowing by Sporting.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Wealth.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Mindfulness.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Name Widely Renowned I prostrate to [[Tathagata King with the Victory Banner of Foremost Power.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glory of Utterly Suppressing.

I prostrate to Tathagata Totally Victorious in Battle.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious Advancement through Suppressing.

I prostrate to Tathagata Glorious All-Illuminating Manifestations.

I prostrate to Tathagata Jewel Lotus Suppressor.

I prostrate to Tathagata Foe Destroyer, Perfectly Completed Buddha, King of the Lord of Mountains Firmly Seated on Jewels and Lotus. (Tathagata King of the Lord of Mountains Firmly Seated on Jewels and Lotus)

As many Tathagatas, foe destroyers, perfectly completed Buddha-Bhagavans, such as these and others as are abiding, living, and residing in all the [[world systems of the ten directions, may all the Buddha-Bhagavans please pay attention to me. In this life and in all the states of rebirth in which I have circled in cyclic existence throughout beginningless lives: whatever negative actions I have, caused to be done, or rejoiced in the doing of; whatever possessions of stupas, possessions of the Sangha, or possessions of the Sangha of the ten directions that I have appropriated, made to be appropriated, or rejoiced in the appropriation of; whatever of the five actions of immediate (retribution) I have done, caused to be done, or rejoiced in in the doing of; whatever of the ten non-virtuous paths of actions I have engaged in the adoption of, caused to be engaged in, or rejoiced in the engagement whatever karmic obscurations due to which I and sentient beings, having become obscured, will go to hell, an animal mode of rebirth or in the land of hungry ghosts; will be reborn in border areas, reborn as barbarians or as long-life gods; will have incomplete faculties, hold wrong views, or will not be delighted with the arising of a buddha - in the presence of the Buddha-Bhagavans, who are exalted wisdom, are yes, are witnesses, are valid, and who see with (omniscient) consciousness, I admit all these karmic obscurations and confess them. I do not conceal or hide them. From now on, I shall stop and refrain from them.

May all the Buddha-Bhagavans please pay attention to me. In this and in other states of rebirth in which I have circled in cyclic existence throughout beginningless lives, whatever roots of virtue there are from my generosity, be it as little as having given one morsel of food to one born in the animal realm; whatever roots of virtue there are from my having guarded whatever root of virtue there are from my [[pure conduct; whatever roots of virtue there are from my having fully ripened sentient beings; whatever root of virtue there are from my having generated Bodhichitta; and whatever roots of virtue there are from my unsurpassed exalted wisdom: all these assembled and gathered, combined together, I totally dedicate to the unsurpassed, the unexcelled, that higher than the high, that superior to the superior; thereby, do I totally dedicate to unsurpassed, perfectly complete enlightenment.

Just as the previous Buddha-Bhagavans totally dedicated, just as future Buddha-Bhagavans will totally dedicate, and just as the Buddha-Bhagavans presently abiding totally dedicate, I too similarly totally dedicate.

I confess all nativities individually. I rejoice in all merits. I urge and request all the Buddhas. May I attain the supreme excellence of unsurpassed exalted wisdom. The best of humans, the Conquerors who are presently abiding, those who have passed, and those who will likewise come, all those whose exalted qualities are like an infinite ocean - folding my hands, I approach for refuge.

Sanskrit Names of the Thirty-five Buddhas of Confession
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