Homage to Protector Guan Gong Ritual

Written in Chinese by Guru Yutang Lin
Under His Supervision, Translated by Disciple Yeo Jui Khin

The Statue of Guan Gong

The Statue of Guan Gong on Dr. Lin's altar

I. Supplication

(A) Lineage Refuge Tree Supplication

Original Purity, oh, Patriach Guru Chen!
Vajra Lotus, oh, Guru Lin!
The Right Dharma lineage of Manjusri and Guan Yin,
Harmonized wisdom and compassion to spread everywhere!

(B) Supplication to Protector Guan Gong

Long set the epitome of righteous loyalty for generations,
Chinese all over the world pay respect and tribute to you;
Bodhisattva Qie Lan attends well to all calls of his duties,
Propagation and continuation of Dharma depends on you!

II. Prostration

Namo Bodhisattva Qie Lan

Perform one prostration while reciting the holy name once.
In total, repeat thus nine times.

III. Offerings

Present offerings of incense, candle, flower, fruit, and then water, one kind at a time, in front of the holy image of Protector Guan Gong.

IV. Prayer

We practice Dharma solely for the attainment of enlightenment,
Sentient beings are waiting with extreme urgency for salvation;
Karmic hindrances and devils’ interferences are hard to extinguish,
The paths of Dharma rely on your awesome power to remain safe.
Out of compassion for the suffering of all being, grant us your help!
All the way till enlightenment attained, never leave us for a second!
Whatever we need for propagation of the Dharma, do gather for us!
Thus accumulating merits for speedy attainment of enlightenment.

V. Dedication

Ever Spreading of the Lineage

Marrow of the Right Dharma passed down from generation to generation,
Succeeding predecessors and leading followers to turn the Dharma Wheel;
Everlasting pure lineage guided by holy Gurus and guarded by Protectors,
A never-ending lamp shinning through everywhere to enlighten all beings!

Auspicious Completion


A few days ago disciple Wu Wei Jian requested me to write a simple ritual of Guan Gong for supplication of his blessings. The next morning during my sleep I saw a statue of Guan Gong sitting leisurely. This should be the omen of permission to write reverently a simple ritual, so I composed it today.

Written by Guru Lin in Chinese on April 14, 2007
El Cerrito, California
Translated into English on April 23, 2007 by disciple Yeo Jui Khin and then revised by Guru Lin

----- Original Message -----
From: "Yutang Lin"
To: "Dharma Friends"
Sent: Monday, April 23, 2007 12:53 PM
Subject: Homage to Protector Guan Gong Ritual

Under my supervision and after my revision, disciple Yeo Jui Khin had
translated the ritual of Guan Gong into English.

The final version is attached.

Attain Enlightenment Soon!


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