The Vajra Speech Radiating Cloud-like Blessings entitled: ‘The Prayer that Saved Sakya from Disease.’
Suggested Practice to Dispel Disease and Illness
Once, an epidemic was spreading from one person to the next at the great monastery of the Glorious Sakya tradition. Whatever the mantric masters tried—effigies, tormas, medicines, mantras, protection-amulets, and so on—had no effect, and the monastery was in danger of annihilation. At that time, the master mahāsiddha Thangtong Gyalpo performed the refuge prayer which begins, “Sentient beings in number as vast as space”, then recited a number of Maṇi mantras, and said following the Teachers' words, “These aspirations become reality...”. At that time, the entire epidemic immediately ceased in dependence upon the performance of this prayer. Thereby, it became renowned as the vajra speech radiating cloud-like blessings entitled ‘The Prayer that Saved Sakya from Disease.’
Translated by Tenzin Jamchen, 2014
Edited and revised for Lotsawa House, 2016
SUGGESTED SEQUENCE FOR PRACTICE
First, listen to and receive the 3 minute lung transmission from HH Sakya Trizin for the "Pacifying the Fear of Disease" prayer by Thangtong Gyalpo.
Follow this link to the video.
Next, chant the White Tara practice "The Sadhana for the Wish-fulfilling Chakra, Noble Mother Tara, entitled: An Excellent Vase of Immortal Nectar".
Download the free mp3 audio file of Lama Chonam & Sangye Khandro chanting the White Tara practice.
Hard Copy Practice Text available from Vimala Treasures: From the Heart Essence of the Sacred Dharma of the Nirmanakaya: The Sadhana for the Wish-fulfilling Chakra, Noble Mother Tara, entitled: An Excellent Vase of Immortal Nectar has been newly translated into English and is available at Vimala Treasures.
Then, follow with dedication by reciting the "Prayer that Saved Sakya ~ Pacifying the Fear of Disease" by Thangtong Gyalpo. Prayer found here.