A Discourse on the Confession of Harmful Deeds

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Karma Chakme

Karma Chakme (Rāga Asya)

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A Discourse on the Confession of Harmful Deeds

Spoken by Yama Dharmarāja to Karma Chakme

Oṃ. Homage to the great compassionate lord, noble Avalokiteśvara!

Oṃ vajra gewa chu[1] hūṃ

May the harmful deed of killing lice be purified.

Oṃ vajra yamāntaka hūṃ

May the harmful deed of killing human beings be purified.

Oṃ vajra rola khana nitra hūṃ

May the harmful deed of killing horses be purified.

Oṃ vajra dza hūṃ ya hūṃ

May the harmful deed of breaking oaths be purified.

Oṃ vajra sha sha be ni hūṃ

May the harmful deeds of burning hills, temples and bridges be purified.

Oṃ vajra bum tri hūṃ hrīḥ hūṃ ka hūṃ

May the harmful deeds of poisoning others and committing the ten non-virtues be purified.

Oṃ vajra ya sa pa yi sa pa ya ni

May the harmful deed of killing insects be purified.

Oṃ vajra si sa ra ye svāhā

May the harmful deeds of killing livestock, wild animals and baby yaks[2] be purified.

Oṃ vajra satva hūṃ

Explain this to the human beings of this world.

If you recite this confession of harmful deeds spoken by Yama Dharmarāja three times a day there is no doubt that it will bring freedom from the sufferings of the lower realms of saṃsāra.

Thus concludes the wish-fulfilling jewel-like confession of harmful deeds which Yama Dharmarāja spoke to the Karma Chakme.

Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2016


  1. dge ba bcu means "ten virtuous actions"  ↩

  2. All available editions have lto le but the dictionaries recognise rto le as the standard form. (AZR)  ↩

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