I’m A Proud Daddy

My beautiful wife, Julea just gave birth to a beautiful baby girl. I’m extremely happy to have her into my life and glad that my wife is doing fine now after suffering hours of labour pain.

Meet our baby girl.

Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
With great sincerity we would like to tell you
That a new life has arrived!
Our child has come into this world.
We pray that, with your blessing and protection,
The child may suffer no calamity,
And may be healthy in both mind and body;
May the child have good luck every moment,
And grow up safely;
May the child be endowed with intelligence, wisdom, and discernment,
And learn without hindrance;
May the child embody both merits and virtues,
And be loved by people.

Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
Please grant the child not only the fruits of happiness,
But also a few challenges and some forging of character;
Not only the garden of joy,
But also a few brambles and underbrush;
Not only the encouragement of honor,
But also a few trials and undertakings;
Not only the faith of Buddhism,
But also the needed, unadulterated diligence and patience.

May the child have the gift of being grateful to others;
May the child have the self-reflection to humble him/herself;
May the child have the virtue of cultivating repayment;
May the child have belief in right knowledge and right view.

Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
In the future may the child:
Become a daughter in the family
Who is honest and filial;
Become a student in school
Who respects teachers and their teachings;
Become an upright person at work
Who is diligent and modest;
Become a disciple in Buddhism
Who protects and upholds the Triple Gem.

Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
We pray that, under the illumination of your Buddha light:
May the child grow up to be well-behaved, and to live securely;
May the child not be blinded and confused by vanity;
May the child not be misled by temptations of the senses.

Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
We pray for your blessing and protection;
Please give the child confidence and courage
When she is defeated,
And do not let her be heartbroken and sad;
Please give her wisdom and strength
When she despairs,
And do not let her be woeful and disappointed.

Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
We hope that this humble heart
Can spread throughout the entire universe;
We hope that this vow
Can reach into the unlimited, unbounded future;
May this young and tender life
Never lose her innocent nature;
May this young and tender life
Never lose her benevolent and beautiful true feelings.

Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
This is your disciples’ pious prayer;
Please kindly accept it!
Oh great, compassionate Buddha!
This is your disciples’ pious prayer;
Please kindly accept it!

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