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Offering of Light

Ghana sârappa dittena - Dipena tama dhansinâ
With lights brightly shining, abolishing this gloom,
Tiloka dipam sambuddham - Pûjayâmi tamo nudam
I adore the Enlightened One, who dispels the darkness (of ignorance).

Offering of Perfumed Smoke

Gandha Sambhâra yuttena - Dhûpenâhem Sugandhinâ
With perfumed incense, made from fragrant substances,
Pûjaye pûjaniyam tam - Pûjâ bhâjana muttamam
I honour the Exalted One, worthy of respect, who dispels the darkness (of ignorance).

Offering of Flowers

Vanna gandha gunopetam - Etam kusuma santatim
This mass of flowers, fresh hued, fragrant and choice
Pûjayâmi munindassa - Siripâda saroruhe
I offer at the sacred lotus-like feet of the Noble Sage.

Pûjemi Buddham kusumena nena - Puññena metena ca hotu mokkham
I offer Thee, Lord Buddha, these flowers. May this virtue aid in my emancipation.
Puppham milâyâti yathâ idam me - Kâyo tathâ yâti vinâsa bhâvam
Our bodies undergo decay, even as these flowers must fade.