Monday, June 10, 2013

The Anthem of the Fifth Druk Gyelpo of Bhutan


Om Swasti!
The Triple Gem, an ocean of refuge,
By blessing with the greatest of holy auspicious receptacle,
A great sovereign with by name Jigme Khesar,
May he live timeless and his merits flourish.

By the powerful grace of the Victorious One
Showers the blessed ambrosial rain incessantly,
The Great Dharma King, the sovereign of all, lives endless.
May his stock of merits flourish and multiply.

As the Protector Ngawang Namyel’s consecration
Of the Vajra of Three Secret undeceives,
The Great Dharma King, the sovereign of all, lives endless.
May his stock of merits flourish and multiply.

May the Buddha’s Dharma, the source of blessings and happiness, flourish,
The vows of the king, the ministers and the people be pure and deep,
And the merits of prosperity reach the highest.
May this land be an ornament of the world.  

* Originally, it was written in choekey by one Lam. I was told to translate it. I hope the meanings were not lost in the translation.