You can recite Buddhist blessings for luck. Some prayers are straightforward and contain one or more mantras, while others can be intricate and comprise supplications to a number of different gods and avatars.
Praying for success (Increasing Wind Horse)
The House of Shamagika offers a blessing for prosperity. Each prayer must begin with the lighting of incense offerings. Recite the prayers after the incense has been lighted.
The Beginning of the Prayer
“I make this prosperous, gracious, and glorious incense offering
To the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha.
To the Lama, the Yidam, and the Dakini…”
The purpose of prayer
The mantra Om Ah Hung, which stands for the three tenets of enlightenment—body, speech, and mind—begins the prayer.
The other parts of the prayer involve presenting incense and reciting prayers to the deity associated with each of the four cardinal directions—east, south, west, and north—while facing those directions.
With the final two utterances of each prayer, “Increase my luck, please! My luck has diminished, raise it up!”
The final part of the prayer is addressed to the gods who rule the four cardinal directions.
Hindu Prayers for Luck
Deidre Madsen, a spiritual life coach, and award-winning author, presents a Hindu Prayer for Luck. According to Deidre’s website, Visiongaram in Andhra Pradesh, India, was the author of this prayer. The popularity of this prayer has grown throughout the world, and according to Deidre, those who recite it soon experience good fortune.
The Beginning of the Prayer
“Om Namah Shirdi Sai Baba
Om Shirdi Sai Baba Prasanam
Om Shanti Om Shanti…”
- This prayer is an affirmation of Sai Baba’s position and a request for him to enter.
- The word “Om” begins the prayer. “Om” is the vocal manifestation of Brahman, the individual supreme deity, according to the dictionary (God).
- According to Yogapedia, “Nahma” means “not me” or “it’s not about me,” and it serves as a reminder that a greater power is in charge.
- Shirdi Sai Baba or Shirdi Sai Baba is a revered and regarded title.
- Deidre asserts that “Sai Baba is a real avatar.”
- Entering is called prasanam.
- Om Shanti is a salutation that calls for world peace.
Good Fortune Prayers
The Good Fortune prayer comes from the Unfettered Mind, Pragmatic Buddhism website.
The First Part of the Prayer
“The energy of lineage teachers gathers like great clouds;
The abilities of yidams pour down like rain;
The activities of dakinis and protectors ripen like fruit.
Good fortune: may the two aims come about naturally…”
The purpose of prayer
- A plea to gain yidam talents and bring about good fortune can be found in this prayer.
- yidam is described as “A Tibetan translator and lama in the Kagyü school of Vajrayana Buddhism (Tibetan Buddhism)” in Lion’s Roar, Buddhist Wisdom for Our Time.
- Another supplication to the dakinis is made during the prayer (plural). This is “A feminine messenger of enlightenment,” claims Dakini Power.
How to Pray to the Buddha for Luck
You can make your wish for luck in a few different ways.
- You can bow down before the altar as you would for any prayer if you have a shrine in your home.
- To increase the effectiveness of your prayers, you might use a customized prayer wheel. Depending on how the mantras are stored, prayer wheels can have hundreds of thousands of mantras inside the wheel. The mantras are broadcast into the cosmos each time the wheel is turned.
- If you don’t already have an altar, you can make one by putting a Buddha statue up high. Some candles and incense should be lit.
- A picture, tapestry, or even an image on a TV, phone, tablet, or laptop can be used in place of a Buddha statue.
- If you want to chant a mantra a certain number of times to bring luck, you can use prayer beads.
- Additionally, you can serve a special meal or beverage known as tsog (no meat and alcohol).
- Another choice is to make a pilgrimage to a shrine or temple to offer your prayers.
Meal Time Prayer
This food is the gift of the whole universe,
Each morsel is a sacrifice of life,
May I be worthy to receive it.
May the energy in this food,
Give me the strength, Three people smiling in front of two large plates of food
To transform my unwholesome qualities
into wholesome ones.
I am grateful for this food,
May I realize the Path of Awakening,
For the sake of all beings.
The joys and pains of all beings
are present in the gift of this food.
Let us receive it in love
And in mindfulness of our sisters and brothers
among living beings of every kind
who are hungry or homeless,
sick or injured,
or suffering in any way.
Tibetan Buddhist Mealtime Prayer
TONPA LA MED SANG GYAY RINPOCHE
KYOBPA LA MED DAM CHHO RINPOCHE
DRENPA LA MED GEDUN RINPOCHE
KYAB NAY KON CHHOK SUM LA CHHOD PA BUL
To the precious Buddha, unsurpassable Teacher,
to the precious Dharma, unsurpassable Refuge,
to the precious Sangha, unsurpassable Guide,
to the three Jewels, the sources of Refuge, I make this Offering.
Golden Chain Prayer
Graphic of peaceful protest: Compassion of Revolution
We are a link in Amida’s golden chain of love that stretches around the world, we will keep our link bright and strong.
We will be kind and gentle to every living thing and protect all who are weaker than ourselves.
We will think pure and beautiful thoughts, say pure and beautiful words, and do pure and beautiful deeds.
May every link in Amida’s chain of love be bright and strong, and may we all attain perfect peace.
Reciting Buddhist blessings for luck
You can recite different Buddha blessings for luck at home or in a temple. You can bring food and drink in addition to using a prayer wheel and other prayer aids like incense. People who say good luck prayers claim that the prayers of Buddha are granted.