By the Trikāya Translation Committee.

Prayer for Fulfilling All Wishes, by Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdröl

Above: The original Tibetan text.

Prayer for Fulfilling All Wishes

(ci bsam grub pa’i smon lam bzhugs so)

by Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdröl1 (1781-1851)

From the Collected Works of Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdröl
(zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol kyi bka’ ‘bum)

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos


KÖN-CH’OK JIN-LAP SEM LA JUK-PAR SHOK

May my mind receive the blessings of the Precious Triple Gem.

GÉ-TS’OK NÖ-CHÜ YONG LA MIN-PAR SHOK

May my accumulated virtue ripen throughout the world and its inhabitants in their entirety.

CH’I-NÖ T’AM-CHAY DAK-PA’Y ZHING DU SHOK

May all environments, which are the outer container, become Pure Lands.

NANG-CHÜ SEM-CHEN LHA DANG LHA-MOR SHOK

May all sentient beings, who are the inner contents, become male and female deities.

YUL-CH’OK TSA-MEY NAM LA TSA KYÉ SHOK

May regions lacking herbs flourish with herbs.

LUNG-PA CH’U-MEY NAM LA CH’U DÖL SHOK

May countries lacking water flow with water.

SA-CH’A SHING-MEY NAM LA SHING KYÉ SHOK

May places lacking trees flourish with trees.

ZHING-SA LO-MEY NAM LA LO YAK SHOK

May farmland lacking crops yield good harvests.

MANG-PO BU-MEY NAM LA BU KYÉ SHOK

May those bereft of children give birth to children.

UL-PO NOR-MEY NAM LA NOR T’OP SHOK

May the poor without wealth gain wealth.

LEN-PA GO-MEY NAM LA LO KYÉ SHOK

May the foolish without understanding give rise to intelligence.

BEN-NGAK CH’Ö-MEY NAM LA CH’Ö P’EL SHOK

May Buddhist monastics and Tantric practitioners without accesss to spiritual teachings make progress in the Dharma.

LA-MA LOP-MA YÖN-DAK JEL-WAR SHOK

May spiritual masters2 be met with disciples and sponsors.

TRA-SHIY CH’Ö-T’ÜN GO-NAY JEL-WAR SHOK

May auspicious fortune be met by means that accord with Dharma.

CH’Ö-DEN JA-WA JEY-DÜ JEL-WAR SHOK

May Dharma practitioners find the time to fulfill their spiritual duties.

RANG-ZHEN DÖN-NYIY DRUP-DÜ JEL-WAR SHOK

May they find the time to accomplish the Two Benefits of self and others.

MI-CH’UK GAY-KHAR KYIY DANG T’RAY-PAR SHOK

May humans and animals, upon reaching old age, meet with comfort and ease.

P’A-MA GAY-KHAR CH’Ö DANG T’RAY-PAR SHOK

May parents, upon reaching old age, meet with the Dharma.

T’AM-CHAY CH’I-KHAR LAM-NA ZIN-PAR SHOK

May everyone, when reaching death, be guided onto the Path (of Liberation).

CHI-SAM T’AM-CHAY LHÜN-GYIY DRUP-PAR SHOK

May all that is wished for be spontaneously achieved!

And so it was that this ‘Prayer for Achieving Whatever is Wished’ (or ‘Prayer for Fulfilling All Wishes’) was written and thereafter presented by Shabkar.


This text is found in Volume 14 of the Collected Works of Shabkar Tsokdruk Rangdröl (zhabs-dkar tshogs-drug-rang-grol kyi bkaʾ-ʾbum), page 210.

Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, Fall 2021.


1 zhabs dkar tshogs drug rang grol. His name is commonly spelled “Shabkar” in English publications, but this fails to account for the difference in pronunciation between ཞ་ and ཤ་ in Tibetan, which is admittedly a rather slight difference in the Central Tibetan dialect (though still arguably important), but more strongly differentiated in those of Amdo and Kham. A more accurate rendering in accord with modern transliteration standards would be ‘Zhabkar’. The common spelling is retained here.

2 Skt. guru, Tib. bla ma (‘lama’)

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