The Lord Buddha was born in Lumbini, enlightened in Bodhgaya,
taught in Varanasi, entered nirvana in Kushinara.
As we spread the vessels of the Lord we pray that they who eat and the
things that are eaten, and the eating shall be universally void of self.
I offer to Vairochana, the Buddha of the pure Dharmakaya;
To Locana, the Buddha of the Sambhogakaya;
To Shakyamuni, the Buddha Nirmanakaya, with his ten trillion
To Maitreya, the Buddha of the future;
To Amitabha, the Buddha of the Western Paradise;
To All buddhas of the Ten Directions: past, present, and future;
To Manjushri, the Bodhisattva personifying wisdom;
To Samantabhadra the Bodhisattva personifying practice;
To Avalokiteshvara the Bodhisattva personifying Compassion;
To all other Bodhisattvas, Great Beings, Great Wisdom Practice.
I meditate upon this food as having three virtues and six tastes; I receive
it as an offering to the Buddha and the Sangha as well as to all sentient
beings in the Universe.
When I eat my meal I wish that all sentient beings enjoy the food of
Samadhi and may the joy of the Dharma pervade their bodies.