Offering of Light
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
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
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.
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.