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Contents:

Mantras for Multiplying the Power of Recitation ...............................................1


The Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones ...............................................2
Blessing the Offerings ........................................................................................8
The King of Aspiration Prayers: Samantabhadras Aspiration to Good Actions
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Taking The Vow of Bodhicitta .........................................................................16
The Prayer which Magnetizes All that Appears and All that Exists .................21
The Praise to Majur Glorious Wisdoms Excellent Qualities ......................25
Verses of Refuge and Bodhicitta ......................................................................28
The Seven-line Supplication to Guru Rinpoche ...............................................29
The Prayer which is the Source of All True Realization ..................................30
The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche for Attainments .................................................31
Knsang Dorsem, General Lineage Supplication .............................................32
Guru Yoga Swift Bestowal of Blessings ..........................................................36
Sadhana for Invoking the Blessing of Buddha Sakyamuni ..............................39
The Swift Path to Great Bliss ...........................................................................49
Avalokiteshvara Sadhana..................................................................................53
Vajrasattva Purification Practice A Wish-Fulfilling Jewel ...........................57
The Prayer for Spontaneously Accomplishing Wishes ....................................63
Praises to the Twenty-one Taras .......................................................................76
Liturgy for the preliminary practice Illuminating the Path to Liberation .......86
The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels ..............................104
Confess by reciting the names of the 35 Buddhas ..........................................112
Heart Sutra ......................................................................................................117

The Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Kusali Chod............................................ 122


Fire Puja Liberation from all adverse conditions ......................................... 126
Transference of Consciousness ...................................................................... 137
Light Offering Prayer ..................................................................................... 144
The King of Noble Prayers Aspiring to the Deeds of the Excellent .....................
The Actual Aspiration .................................................................................... 147
The Essence of The Ocean of Aspiration ....................................................... 171
The Oral Transmission that Delights the Dharma Kings ................................ 175
In The Blissful Pure Land Of Amitabha ......................................................... 187
Special Prayer of Aspiration ........................................................................... 189
The Secret Vajra Knot .................................................................................... 191
Prayer to the Guru to be Taken Care of Throughout All Lifetimes ............... 196
A Long Life Prayer for Dakini Muntso Rinpoche .......................................... 199
Eight Verses of Training The Mind................................................................ 201
The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas................................................... 202
The Three Principal Aspects of The Path ....................................................... 208

Mantras for Multiplying the Power of Recitation


om sambhara sambhara vimana sara
maha dzambha hung pat svaha!
(

Recite three times)


The Verses of the Eight Noble Auspicious Ones
by Jamgn Mipham Rinpoche


It is very important to recite this through once before starting on any activity; whatever the
project, it will work out exactly as you wish.


om, nangsi namdak rangshyin lhndrubp
O! Homage to the Buddha, Dharma and Noble Sangha


tashi chok ch shying na shyukpa yi
All that dwell in the auspicious realms of the ten directions,


sangye chdang gendn pakptsok
Where appearance and existence is completely pure, its nature
spontaneously perfect,


kn la chaktsal dakchak tashi shok
May everything be auspicious for us all!


drnmgyalpo tsalten dndrup gong
DrnmGyalpo,Tsalten Dndrup Gong,


jampgyen pal gedrak paldampa
JampGyen Pal, Gedrak Paldampa,

knla gongpa gyacher drakpa chen


Knla Gongpa Gyacher Drakpa Chen,


lhnpo tar paktsal drakpal dang ni
Lhnpo Tar Paktsal Drakpal,


semchen tamchela gong drakppal
Semchen Tamchela Gong DrakpPal,


yitsim dzepa tsal rab drakpal t
Yitsim Dzepa Tsal Rap Drakpal


tsen tsam tptashi pal pelwa
Homage to you, the Eight Sugatas, 1


dewar shekpa gyla chaktsal lo
Merely hearing your names increases auspiciousness and success!


jampal shynnu palden dorje dzin
Youthful Majur, glorious Vajrapi,


chenrezik wang gnpo jamppal
Lord Avalokitevara, protector Maitreya,


sa yi nyingpo dribpa nampar sel
Kitigarbha, Nivraavikambhin,

namkhnyingpo pakchok kuntuzang


kagarbha, and Samantabhadra noblest of all


utpal dorje pekar lushing dang
Utpala ower, vajra, white lotus, nga-tree,


norbu dawa raldri nyima yi
Jewel, moon, sword and sun


chaktsen lek nam tashi pal gyi chok
Gracefully holding your emblems, and supreme in granting
auspiciousness and success,


changchub sempa gyla chaktsal lo
Homage to you, the Eight Bodhisattvas!


rinchen duk chok tashi ser gyi nya
The most precious umbrella, the auspicious golden fishes,


djung bum zang yi ong kamala
The wish-fullling vase of goodness, the exquisite kamala flower,


nyendrak dung dang pntsok pal beu
The conch of fame and glory, the glorious knot of prosperity,


minub gyaltsen wanggyur khorlo t
The eternal banner of victory and the all-powerful wheel:

rinchen tak chok gykyi chaktsen chen


Holding these eight most precious emblems


chok d gyalwa chching gykyema
Are the creators of delight, making offerings to the buddhas of all
directions and times.


gek sok ngowo drenppal pelw
Homage to you, the Eight Auspicious Goddesses (Beauty, Garlands,
Song, Dance, Flowers, Incense, Light and Perfume)


tashi lhamo gyla chaktsal lo
Merely thinking of you makes success grow more and more!


tsangpa chenpo dejung semebu
Mighty Brahm, iva and Viu,


mik tong den dang gyalpo yulkhor sung
Indra the Thousand-Eyed, the Kings Dhtarra,


pak kyepo dang luwang mikmizang
Virdhaka, Virpaka the Lord of Ngas,


namtstlhadzkhorlo dang
And Vairavaaeach one holding your divine emblem:


trishula dang dungtung dorje chen
Wheel, trident, lance, vajra,


piwam raldri chten gyaltsen dzin
V, sword, stpa and banner of victory


sa sum nsu gelek tashi pel
Homage to you, the Eight Guardians of the World,


jikten kyongwa gyla chaktsal lo
Who make auspiciousness and positivity grow in the three realms!


dakchak deng dir jawa tsompa la
With all obstacles and harmful influences pacied,


gek dang nyewar tsewa kn shyi n
May the work we are now about to begin


ddn pal pel samdn yishyin drub
Meet with ever-growing fullment and success, and


tashi delek pnsum tsokpar shok
Bring good fortune, prosperity, happiness and peace!

Recite this prayer when you wake up, and you will accomplish all your aims for the day.
Recite it when you go to sleep, and you will have good dreams. Recite it before a conflict,
and you will be completely victorious. Recite it when you embark on any project, and you
will be successful. If you recite this prayer every day, the length of your life, your splendour,
renown, and wealth will all increase, you will find perfect happiness, you will accomplish
your aims exactly as you wish, all harmful actions and obscurations will be purified and all
your wishes for higher realms, liberation and omniscience will be fulfilled. These are the
words of the Buddha himself.
This prayer arose from the lake of Jampal Gyep Dorjes mind on the third day of the fifth
month of the Fire Monkey year (1896), an auspicious time according to the configuration of
planets, sun and constellations.
Mangala!
1. King of Lamps, Steadfast and Powerful One whose Vision Fulfils all Aims, Glorious
Ornament of Love, Sacred Splendour Renowned for Virtue, The One whose Concern for All
Brings him Universal Renown, Glorious One as Renowned as Mount Meru in Eminence and
Might, Glorious One Renowned as Caring for All Sentient Beings, And Glorious One
Renowned as Most Powerful in Satisfying Wishes.
2. In this verse, Shiva is given the name Shambhu and Viu is called Nryaa.


Blessing the Offerings


CHI NANG KUN TU LHA MI YO CHED CHOG

All outer and inner sublime substances of gods and humans


ROL MO GYEN TRENG ZHAL ZE NA ZA SOG

music, ornaments, garlands, divine food, garments and so forth:


SEI CHEI GYAL WAI MON LAM LEI CHUNG WAI

may they be enriched by becoming the clouds of offerings


of the Ever-Excellent One (Kuntuzangpo)


KUN ZANG CHOD PAI TRIN GYI DZE GYUR CHIG

which arose from the aspirations of the Awakened Ones and their
heirs.






NA MO RAT NA TRA YA YA,
NA MO BHA GA WA TE, BEN ZRE SA RA
PRA MAR DHA NE, TA TA GA TA YA, AR HA TE,
SAM YAK SAM BUDDHA YA, TAD YA TA,
OM BEN ZRE BEN ZRE, MA HA BEN ZRE,
MA HA TE DZRO BEN ZRE, MA HA BIDYA BEN ZRE,
MA HA BODHI TSIT TA BEN ZRE, MA HA BODHI MAN TO, PA SAM
TRA MA NA, BEN ZRE SAR WA KAR MA,
AH BA RA NA BI SHO DHA NA, BEN ZRE SO HA
(Recite three times)


MA LU SEM CHEN KUN GYI GON GYUR CHING

Guardian of all sentient beings, leaving none unprotected;


DUD DE PUNG CHEI MI ZAD JOM DZED LHA

deity who vanquishes the terrifying legions and hosts of demons;


NGO NAM MA LU JI ZHIN KHYEN GYUR PAI

you who know all realities as they are without omission:


CHOM DEN KHOR CHEI NEI DIR SHEG SU SOL

Transcendent Conqueror, with your retinue please come to this place


DAG DANG DRO LA TUG TSEI CHIR

because you tenderly love myself and all beings,


NYID KYI DZU TRUL TU YI NI

by the strength of your miraculous abilities


JI SID CHOD PA DAG GYID PA

for as long as I make offerings,


DE SID CHOM DEN ZHUG SU SOL

Transcendent Conqueror, may you remain!


The King of Aspiration Prayers: Samantabhadras
Aspiration to Good Actions Seven Limb Prayer


gyagar kdu arya bhadratsarya pranidhana radza
In the language of India: rya Bhadracarya Praidhna Rja


bkdu pakpa zangpo chpmnlam gyi gyalpo
In the language of Tibet: Pakpa Zangpo ChpMnlam gyi Gyalpo
In the English language:The King of Aspiration Prayers:
Samantabhadras Aspiration To Good Actions
The Translators Homage


pakpa jampal shynnur gyurpa la chaktsal lo
Homage to Majur, the youthful!
The Seven Preliminaries for Purifying the Mind
1. Prostration


jinysu dak chok ch jikten na
To all the buddhas, the lions of the human race,


d sum shekpa mi yi sengkn
In all directions of the universe, through past and present and future:


dak gi mal dedak tamchla
To every single one of you, I bow in homage;


l dang ngak yi dangwchak gyi o
Devotion fills my body, speech and mind
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zangpo chpmnlam tob dak gi
Through the power of this prayer, aspiring to Good Action,


gyalwa tamchyi kyi ngnsum du
All the victorious ones appear, vivid here before my mind


shying gi dul nyl rab tpa yi
And I multiply my body as many times as atoms in the universe,


gyalwa kn la rabtu chaktsal lo
Each one bowing in prostration to all the buddhas.
2. Offering


dul chik teng na dul nysangye nam
In every atom preside as many buddhas as there are atoms,


sangye skyi na shyukpa dak
And around them, all their bodhisattva heirs:


detar chkyi ying nam malpa
And so I imagine them filling


tamchgyalwa dak gi gangwar m
Completely the entire space of reality.


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dedak ngakpa mizgyatso nam


Saluting them with an endless ocean of praise,


yang kyi yenlak gyatsdra kn gyi
With the sounds of an ocean of different melodies


gyalwa kn gyi ynten rab jching
I sing of the buddhas noble qualities,


dewar shekpa tamchdak gi t
And praise all those who have gone to perfect bliss.


metok dampa trengwa dampa dang
To every buddha, I make offerings:


silnyen nam dang jukpa duk chok dang
Of the loveliest flowers, of beautiful garlands,


marmchok dang dukpdampa yi
Of music and perfumed ointments, the best of parasols,


gyalwa dedak la ni chpar gyi
The brightest lamps and finest incense.


naza dampa nam dang dri chok dang
To every buddha, I make offerings:


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chema purma rirab nyampa dang


Exquisite garments and the most fragrant scents,


kpa khyepar pakpchok kn gyi
Powdered incense, heaped as high as Mount Meru,


gyalwa dedak la ni chpar gyi
Arranged in perfect symmetry.


chpa gang nam lamgya chewa
Then the vast and unsurpassable offerings


dedak gyalwa tamchla yang m
Inspired by my devotion to all the buddhas, and


zangpo chla deptob dak gi
Moved by the power of my faith in Good Actions


gyalwa kn la chaktsal chpar gyi
I prostrate and offer to all you victorious ones.
3. Confession


dchak shyedang timuk wang gi ni
Whatever negative acts I have committed,


l dang ngak dang deshyin yi kyi kyang
While driven by desire, hatred and ignorance,


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dikpa dak gi gyipa chi chipa


With my body, my speech and also with my mind,


dedak tamchdak gi sosor shak
Before you, I confess and purify each and every one.
4. Rejoicing


chok ch gyalwa kn dang sangye s
With a heart full of delight, I rejoice at all the merits


ranggyal nam dang lob dang mi lob dang
Of buddhas and bodhisattvas,


drowa kn gyi snam gangla yang
Pratyekabuddhas, those in training and the arhats beyond training,


dedak kn gyi jesu dak yi rang
And every living being, throughout the entire universe.
5. Imploring the Buddhas to Turn the Wheel of Dharma


gang nam chok ch jikten drnma nam
You who are like beacons of light shining through the worlds,


changchub rimpar sangye machak ny
Who passed through the stages of enlightenment,
to attain buddhahood, freedom from all attachment,


gnpo dedak dak gi tamchla
I exhort you: all of you protectors,
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khorlo lanamepar korwar kul
Turn the unsurpassable wheel of Dharma.
6. Requesting the Buddhas not to Enter Nirva


nya ngen da tn gang shydedak la
Joining my palms together, I pray


drowa kn la pen shying dewchir
To you who intend to pass into nirva,


kalpa shying gi dul nyshyukpar yang
Remain, for aeons as many as the atoms in this world,


dak gi talmo rab jar solwar gyi
And bring well-being and happiness to all living beings.
7. Dedication


Chak tsalwa dang chching shakpa dang
What little virtue I have gathered through my homage,


jesu yi rang kul shying solwa yi
Through offering, confession, and rejoicing,


gewa chungzdak gi chi sakpa
Through exhortation and prayerall of it


tamchdak gi changchub chir ngo o
I dedicate to the enlightenment of all beings!
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Taking The Vow of Bodhicitta

CHOK CHU NA SHYUKPE SANGYE CHOMDEN DE TAMCHE DANG

All you Buddhas who dwell in the ten directions

SA CHU LA NEPE CHANG CHUB SEMPA SEMPA CHENPO NAM DANG

all you great bodhisattvas on the ten levels,


LAMA DORJE DZINPA CHENPO NAM DAK LA GONG SU SOL

All you great teachers, the vajra-holders, turn your mind towards me, I pray!


JANG CHUB NYING PO CHI KYI BAR

Until I realize the essence of enlightenment,


SANGYE NAM LA KYAB SU CHI

I take refuge in the Buddhas,


CHO DANG JANG CHUB SEM PA YI

and likewise in the dharma,


TSOG LANG DEY SHIN KYAB SU CHI

and an assembly of bodhisattvas


(

Recite three times begin)

JI TAR NGON GYI DER SHEG KYI

Just as all the Buddhas of the past,


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JANG CHUB THUG NI KYE PA DANG

embraced the mind of compassion,


JANG CHUB SEM PAL LAB PA LA

and partook the precepts of the bodhisattvas,


DEY DAG RIM SHIN NEY PA TAR

step by step abode and trained,


DAG KYANG DRO LA PHEN DON DU

I too, for the welfare of benefiting sentient beings

JANG CHUB SEM NI KYED GYI SHING

vow to cultivate this precious bodhicitta


DEY SHIN DU NI LAB PA LANG

and following those precepts,


RIM PA SHIN DU LAB PAR GYE

I will gradually abide and train myself.


(

Recite three times end)


DENG DU DAG TSEY DREY BU YU

Now, fruition of my life has appeared,


MI YI SID PA LEG PAR THOB

this human state has now been assumed.


DE RING SANG GYE RIG SU KYEY

Today, I take my birth in Buddhas lineage


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SANGYE SEY SU DA GYUR TO

and have become the child and heir of the Buddhas.


DA NI DAG GI CHI NEY KYANG

In every way, then, I will undertake


RIG DANG THUN PAI LEY TSAM TE

activities befitting such a rank,


CHON MEY TSUN PAI RIGH DI LA

and I will do no act to mar


NYOG PAR MI GYUR DEY TAR JA

or compromise this sacred and immaculate lineage.


LONG WEY CHAG DER PUNG BO LEY

For I am like a blind person who has found


JI TAR RIN CHEN NYED PA TAR

a wish fulfilling gem within a mound of filth.


DEY SHIN JI SHIG TAR TEY NEY

Exactly so, as if by some strange coincidence,


JANG CHUB SEM NI DAG LA KYEY

This altruistic compassion emerge within me,

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DAG GI DEY RING KYOB PA THAM CHEY KYI

and so, within the sight of all protectors(Buddhas and Boddhisattvas)


CHEN NGAR DRO WA DE SHIG NYID DANG NI

I summon every being, inviting them to Buddhahood

BAR DU DEY LA DRON DU WO ZIN GYI

until the state of Nirvana is ascertained with great joy!


LHA DANG LHA MIN LA SOGS GA WAR GYI

May deva & none deva, and all the rest, rejoice!


CHANG CHUB SEM CHOK RINPOCHE

O sublime and precious bodhicitta,


MA KYE PA NAM KYE GYUR CHIK

may it arise in those in whom it has not arisen;


KYE PA NYAM PA ME PAr YANG

may it never decline where it has arisen,


GONG NE GONG DU PEL WAR SHOK

but go on increasing further and further!


CHANG CHUB SEM DANG MI DRAL SHYING

May they not be separated from bodhicitta,


CHANG CHUB CHO LA SHYOL WA DANG

but be always inclined to enlightened action:

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SANGYE NAM KYI YONG ZUNG SHYING

may they be cared for by the buddhas, and


DU KYI LE NAM PONG WAR SHOK

may they abandon harmful action.


CHANG CHUB SEM PA NAM KYI NI

May the bodhisattvas good wishes


DRO DON TUK LA GONG DRUP SHOK

for benefitting beings be fulfilled.


GON PO YI NI GANG GONG PA

Whatever the protectors have intended for them:


SEM CHEN NAM LAANG DE JOR SHOK

may sentient beings receive it.


SEM CHEN TAM CHE DE DANG DEN GYUR CHIK

May all sentient beings be happy.


NGEN DOR TAM CHE TAK TU TONG PAR SHOK

May all the lower realms be forever empty.


CHANG CHUB SEM PA GANG DAK SAR SHYUK PA

May the aspirations of all the bodhisattvas


DE DAK KUN GYI MON LAM DRUB PAR SHOK

of the various bhumis be fulfilled!

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The Great Cloud of Blessings
The Prayer which Magnetizes All that Appears and All that Exists
by Mipham Rinpoche

om ah hung hri


dechen barwa wang gi podrang du
In the palace of power, the blazing of great bliss,


detong sosor tokpyeshe ku
Are the embodiments of the wisdom of discernment,
union of bliss and emptiness:


machak deden pemrangshyin l
Each on a lotus, its nature bliss free from all attachment,


dorje nyima nangwa chenppal
And the splendour of a great, illuminating vajra sun


chku nangwa taydorje ch
Dharmakya Amitbha and Vajradharma,


jikten wangchuk tukjjechak zuk
Avalokitevara, Lord of the World, the very manifestation
of compassion,

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pema gyalpkhordngawang gyur
Padma Gyalpo, all of sasra and nirva beneath your control,


nangsi zilnn wangchen heruka
Powerful heruka, subjugator of all that appears and exists,


sangwa yeshe benza varahi
Secret Wisdom (Guhyajna) and Vajravarh,


demchok dpgyalpo dechen ter
Dpe Gyalpo, King of Desire, ecstasy supreme, source of the
wisdom of great bliss,


mal kyeg yitrok rikjema
Kurukull, who captivates the mind of every living being without
exception,


choktn chakgywangchuk detong gar
Masters and mistresses of supreme and ordinary mudrs, dancing in
bliss and emptiness,


wangdzdorje pawo daki tsok
Hosts of vajra kas and kins attract and magnetize.


nangtong nyampa chenpngang nyi du
Remaining always within the state of great equality of appearance
and emptiness,


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dorje ku yi gar gyi si sum yo


With the dance of your vajra body, you cause the three planes of
existence to tremble;


gakmsung gi shydrkham sum guk
With the sound of your laughter, your unceasing enlightened speech,
you draw in the three worlds;


zer marpkhordyong la khyab
Rays of red light burst out to fill all of sasra and nirva


sishyi dangch yo shying dparj
And cause the vital essence of conditioned existence and
ultimate peace to vibrate and be gathered in.


dorje chakpa chenptuk kyi ni
With your enlightened mind of great vajra passion,


nam nyi ngdrub dgchok tsol shying
You grant the supreme of all things desired the two kinds of siddhis;


dorje chakkyu shyakpa chenpo yi
And with your great vajra hooks and lassoes


nangsi dewa chenpor domjepa
You bind the world of appearance and existence in great bliss.

taygyutrul drawrolgarchen
Dancers in the play of the limitless net of illusion,
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til gyi gongbu chewa shyin shyukp
Who fill space to overflowing, like a vast outpouring of sesame seeds,


rabjam tsa sum wang gi lhatsok la
Vast array of the Three Roots, hosts of magnetizing deities,


gpsolwa deb so jingyi lob
In devotion we pray to you: inspire us with your blessings,


choktn ngdrub drgu'i pal tadak
Grant us attainments, ordinary and supreme, and so the siddhi


tokmwang du jepngdrub tsol
Of magnetizing, without obstruction, whatever we desire!




This was composed on the first day of the seventh month of the Earth Hare year (1879) by
one named Dh. Anyone who prays in this way will, without any doubt, accomplish all
magnetizing activities exactly according to their wishes. This prayer may be written on red
flags and flown in the air, or used in prayer wheels powered by heat or wind. Mangala!

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The Praise to Majur Glorious Wisdoms Excellent Qualities


Chomdendgon po jampyang la chaktsal lo
Homage to the Lama and jetsn Lord Majughoa!


gang gi lodrdrib nyi trindral nyi tar namdak rabsalw
Your wisdom is brilliant and pure like the sun, free from the clouds
of the two obscurations.


jinydn kn jishyin zik chir nyi kyi tukkar lekbam dzin
You perceive the whole of reality, exactly as it is,
and so hold the book of Transcendental Wisdom at your heart.


gangdak siptsnrar marik mn tum dukngal gyi zirw
You look upon all beings imprisoned within sasra,
enshrouded by the thick darkness of ignorance and tormented by
suffering,


dro tsok kn la bu chik tar tsyenlak drukchyangden sung
With the love of a mother for her only child. Your
enlightened speech, endowed with sixty melodious tones,

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druk tar cher sgrog nynmong nyi long lkyi chak drok droldz
ching
Like the thundering roar of a dragon, awakens us from the sleep of
destructive emotions and frees us from the chains of karma.


marik mnsel dukngal nyugu jinychdzraldri nam
Dispelling the darkness of ignorance, you wield the sword of wisdom
to cut through all our suffering.


dndak ching sa ch tar sn ynten l dzok gyalstuwku
Pure from the very beginning, you have reached the end of the ten
bhmis and perfected all enlightened qualities. Foremost of the
Buddhas heirs,


chu trak chu dang chunyi gyen trdak lmnsel 'jam dpal yang
la d
Your body is adorned with the hundred and twelve marks
of enlightenment. To Majughoa, the Gentle-voiced, I prostrate,
and pray: dispel the darkness from my mind!

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om a ra pa tsa na dhih


tseden khykyi khyen rab zer gyi
With all of your kindness and love, let your wisdoms shining light


dak ltimuk mnpa rabsal n
Clear the darkness of my ignorance, once and for all.


ka dang tenchshyung luk tokpa yi
Grant me, I pray, the intelligence, the brilliance


lodrpobpnangwa bskyed du sol
To understand the scriptures
the words of the Buddha and works of the masters.

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Verses of Refuge and Bodhicitta


SANG GYE CHO DANG TSOG KYI CHOG NAM LA
In the Buddha, the Dharma and the Supreme Assembly


JANG CHUB BAR DU DAG NI KYAB SU CHI
I take refuge until I attain enlightenment.


DAG GI JIN SOG GYI PAY SO NAM GYI
Through the merit of practicing generosity and so on,


DRO LA PEN CHIR SANG GYAY DRUB BAR SHOG
May I attain Buddhahood for the benefit of all beings.
(

Recite three times)

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The Seven-line Supplication to Guru Rinpoche

Hung!

OR GYEN YUL GYI NUB CHANG TSAM

In the northwest country of Orgyen

PED MA GE SAR DONG PO LA

born in the pollen heart of the lotus,

YA TSEN CHOG GI NGO DRUB NYEI

possessing astonishingly supreme spiritual attainments,

PED MA JUNG NEI SHEI SU DRAG

you are well known as Pedma Jungney (the Lotus Born),

KHOR DU KHA DRO MANG PO KHOR

surrounded by a retinue of many dakinis,

KHYED KYI JEI SU DAG DRUB KYI

following you, I practice.

CHIN GYI LAB CHIR SHEG SU SOL

Please come forth to bestow blessings.

GURU PEDMA SIDDHI HUNG

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The Prayer which is the Source of All True Realization


trulpguru tsen gydang
To the Eight Manifestations of Guru Rinpoche


drubprigdzin chenpo gy
The eight great accomplished vidydharas


changsem nyewsgydang
The eight great bodhisattvas


drubchen kagylhatsok la
The eight mandalas of Kagywith all their deities


solwa deb so jingyi lob
To you we pray inspire us with your blessings!


chi nang sangwbarchsol
Dispel all obstacles outer, inner and secret!


sampa yishyin drubpa dang
Fulfil all our aspirations!


chok dang tnmong ngdrub tsol
Grant us attainments ordinary and supreme!

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The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche for Attainments
by Dodrupchen Rinpoche


orgyen rinpoche la solwa deb
To Orgyen Rinpoche we pray,


galkyen barchminjung shying
Grant uswithout impediment or obstacles arising


tnkyen sampa drubpa dang
Favourable circumstances, the fulfilment of our aspirations,


chok dang tnmong ngdrub tsol
And attainments, ordinary and supreme.

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Knsang Dorsem, General Lineage Supplication

Knsang dorsem garab shri ri seng


Samantabhadra, Vajrasattva, Garab Dorje and Shri Singha,

Pemakara jebang nyishu nga


Padmakara, King and twenty-five disciples,

Sozur nub nyag tertn gyatsa sog


So, Zur, Nub, Nyag, the hundred tertns and others,

Kater lama namla solwa deb


All gurus of Kama and Terma, I supplicate you.

ogmin chkyi ying kyi podrang n


In the dharmadhtu palace of Akaniha,

d sum sangye kn gyi ngowo nyi


I supplicate at the feet of the root guru,

rangsem chku ngnsum tn dzepa


The essence of all the buddhas of the three times

tsawlamshyab la solwa deb


who directly shows my mind as dharmakya.

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Supplication to the victorious Longchenpa

(1)



(2)



The perfect playful display of the self-manifest three kayas within
fundamental space, the equality of all phenomena: Stainless,
primordial protector Longchenpa, Trimey Oser, at your feet I pray!

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Prayer to Mipham Rinpoche

(1)



(2)
rigtong jampal shynnjinlab l
Through the blessings of the youthful Majur, the union of
awareness and emptiness,


gongplong lpobpter gydrol
You released the eight brilliant treasures from the expanse of
your wisdom mind,


lungtok chdzgyatsnga wanggyur
Master of an ocean of treasure-like teachings of the Dharma in
both aspects,transmission and realization


mipam jampyang la solwa deb
To you, Mipham Rinpoche, Majur in person, I pray!

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A Prayer to Khenpo Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche


JIK-MEY TS CHAY TSOM-PAY TER LA WANG

Master over a treasury of fearless debate, exposition, and


composition,


PHUN-TSHOK LAP-PA SUM GYI YN-TEN DZOK

Replete with the good qualities of an excellent abundance of the


three trainings,


PAK-YAY PHEN-DEY JUNG-NAY RIN-PO-CHH

Precious source of immeasurable benefit and happiness:


DREN-CHHOK PEL-DEN LA-MAR SL-WA-DEP

To the supreme guide, the glorious Lama, I pray!

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Guru Yoga Swift Bestowal of Blessings

AH


KHOR DAY CHH KUN KA DAG RIG PAI NGANG

From a state of intrinsic awareness, the primordial purity of all


phenomena of samsara and nirvana,


RANG DANG MA GAG YE SHE D NGAI LONG

the self-arising dynamic play is an unceasing expanse of the five


wisdom lights,


NGO WO PAL DEN JAM PAI DOR JE LA

amidst which is the nature of Manjushri Vajra


NAM PA KYAB CHIG YID ZHIN NOR BU NYID

appearing in the form of the single refuge, the Wish-fulfilling Jewel


himself.


KAR SAL DZAY DZUM PAN DI TA YI CHHAY

He is luminous white, with a radiant smile, attired as a Pandita.


CHHO CHHED CHHAG GYA RAL DRI LEG WAM NAM

With the mudra of expounding the Dharma, his two hands hold a
sword and a Sanskrit text.

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ZHAB NYI KYIL TRUNG D ZER MU MED TRO

His two legs are crossed and all around, boundless light rays emanate
out.


RANG NANG DAG PAI GYEN DU LA MER SAL

All is vividly clear as an ornament of the pure self-appearance.


(

Supplication)


NAY CHHEN RI WO TSE NGAI ZHING KHAM SU

In the great spot, the pure land of the five-peaked mountain,


JAM PAL THUG KYI JIN LAP YID LA MIN

may the blessings of the mind of Manjushri ripen in my mind.


JIG MED PHUN TSOG ZHAB LA SOL WA DEB

Jigmed Phuntsog, at your feet I pray.


GONG GYUD TOG PA PHO WAR JIN GYI LOB

Grant blessings that the realization of your awakened mind stream be


transmitted onto me!
(

Recite as much as you can end)

THAR NI LA MA OD NGAI THIG LER GYUR

Finally, the lama dissolves into light and becomes a bindu,


RANG GI CHI WO NAY ZHUG NYING U THIM

that enters into the crown of ones head and dissolves into the center
of ones heart.

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GYAL KUN YE SHE CHIG DU LA MA DANG

Feel that you obtain the blessings of becoming one with, equal to,


KAL WA NYAM PAI JIN LAP THOB PAR SAM

the lama who is the single embodiment of the wisdom of all


Victorious Ones,



With that, rest your mind naturally in a state of dharmakaya, beyond
conceptual mind.When you reemerge from that absorption, viewing all
phenomenal appearances as being the nature of the lama, go about your usual
activities

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Sadhana for Invoking the Blessing of Buddha Sakyamuni
by Mipham Rinpoche


Namo guru shakyamunaye!


The Sutra of King-like Concentration says, Whenever ones walking, sitting, standing or
sleeping, if one can recall the Capable One, Then He will always be in his presence,
Bestowing blessings that transgress vast suffering. The sutra also says, His body is of the
color of pure gold, The Protector of the world is ever so gracious, anyone w ho applies
mindfulness on him, This Bodhisattva will enter the state of meditation. Therefore we
should practice mindfulness of the peerless Teacher, Lord Buddha Sakyamuni, in the
following way:
(First, recite the refuge prayer.

Recite three times begin)


sangye chdang tsok kyi chok nam la
In the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,


changchub bardu dak ni kyab su chi
I take refuge until the attainment of Bodhi-fruit,


dak gi gom dae gyipsnam kyi
With the merit of practicing meditation and recitation,


dro la pen chir sangye drubpar shok
May I attain buddhahood for the benefit of all beings.
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Then generate the four immeasurable attitudes.

Reflect on the fact that the


appearance of all phenomenon is devoid of intrinsic nature. By reciting the following)

ah

kyemtongpanyi dang tenjung gi
Non-arising emptiness and dependent arising,


nangwa gakmzungjuk gyumtsul
Manifested in the form of unceasing and illusory union,


rang dn namkhar chtrin gyats
Amidst the ocean of offering clouds in the sky in front of us,


rinchen sengtri pnyi dawteng
Atop a lotus sun moon disc on a precious lion throne,


tnpa tsungmshakya sengni
Is the peerless Teacher Buddha Sakyamuni.


ser gyi dokchen tsen dang pejden
Endowed with golden colored skin and marks of perfection,


chgsum sol dorje kyiltrung shyuk
Wearing the Three Dharma robes and seated in the cross-legged
posture,


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chak ysa nn chakgya lek kyang shing


His right hand elegantly extends in the earth-touching mudra,


chak yn nyamshyak dtsi lhungznam
His left hand rests in meditation mudra while holding an alms bowl
full of nectar,


ser gyi ri tar ziji pal barwa
Like a golden mountain, he is radiant with majestic brilliance,

yeshe zer drawkhaying khyab


Emanating light of wisdom that fills the expanse of the space.


nyewsgyneten chudruk sok
Eight main Bodhisattvas and sixteen Arhats and,


pak tsok gyatskhor gyi yong kor shying
An ocean of noble assembly surround him.


drenpa tsam gyi sishyi ta nyi l
The mere mindfulness of him liberates us from the two extreme
notions of samsara and nirvana,


namdrol dewa chok gi pal tsolwa
And bestows us the glory of sublime bliss.


kyab kndpdaknyi chenpor sal
He is the Great Lord, the embodiment of all refuge.
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Visualize the Buddha in this way, and then believe that Buddha appears immediately and
truly in the sky in front of you. This is because the wisdom bodies of the Buddhas are not
limited by time or space. It is said, Whoever contemplates the Buddha, and The Buddha
will be in front of him. He will constantly bless him, and release him from his wrongdoings. If you visualize the Buddha, you will accumulate merits that are non-exhaustible,
and your virtuous roots will not go to waste. As the Avatamsaka Sutra puts it, Anyone who
sees, hears or makes offerings to the Victorious Ones, His merit will increase immeasurably,
Eradicating defilements and samsaric sufferings, And this compounded phenomena will not
exhaust in the meanwhile. Any aspiration made in front of the Buddha will come true.
Sutra Teaching the Excellent Qualities of Manjushris Buddhafield says, All phenomena
arise under conditions, and depends on ones aspiration. Any aspiration made by any person
will develop into a corresponding result. Develop firm understanding for this principle.


nyingjchenptsden nyikmshying
In the strife-filled land of degeneration, with great compassion,


zung nmnlam chenpo ngabgya tab
You made five hundred great aspirations,


pekar tar ngak tsen tchir mindok
Exalted like a white lotus, hearing your name grants nonretrogression.


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tnpa tukjchen la chaktsal lo


The compassionate Supreme Teacher, to you, I prostrate.


dakshyen go sum gtsok longchch
All merits and enjoyments of the body, mind and speech of myself
and others


kunzang chptrin du mik nbul
I offer it all to you as I visualize them into Samantabhadras offering
clouds,


tokmnsak diktung malpa
All negative actions and downfalls that I have accumulated since
beginningless time,


nying ngypa drakpsosor shak
With deep-felt remorse,I fiercely confess to every one of them;


pak dang soskyewgewa ni
All positive actions of noble and ordinary beings


d sum sak la jesu yi rang ngo
Accumulated through the past, present and future, I rejoice at them.


zab ching gyachchkyi khorltsul
Please turn the Wheel of the profound and vast Dharma,


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chok chur gyn michepar kor du sol


Perpetually and in every direction.


khyni namkha tab yeshe ku
Your wisdom body is equal to the vast expanse, and


d sum pogyur mepar shyuk mkyi
Although you remain unchanging throughout the past, present and
future,


duljnang ngor kyjik tsul tn kyang
You manifested birth and death for your disciples,


trulpzukku taktu nangwar dz
May your illusory physical manifestation always appear.


dak gi d sum sakpgtsok kyi
With the positive actions that I have accumulated through the past,
present and future,


khakhyab drowa kn la pen ledu
I wish to benefit sentient beings as infinite as the vast expanse,


chkyi gyalpo taktu nyjching
So that you, Lord of the Dharma, are constantly pleased,


chjgyalwgopang tobpar shok
And may all attain the state of the King of the Dharma.
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dakchak nyikmdrowa gnmnam
We the unprotected and degenerate sentient beings,


tukjlhakpar zungwkadrin l
Are held by you kindly with your extraordinary compassion,


shying dang d dir rinchen nam sum gyi
All existence of the Three Jewels of this land at this time,


nangwa jinykhykyi trinlnyi
Are manifestations of your activities.


dechir kyab chok tsungmchikpu ru
You are then our sole refuge, unparalleled and supreme,


yichdepnying nsoldeb na
I pray to you from my heart, with conviction and faith,


ngn gyi damcha chenpo manyelwar
Please do not forget the great aspirations you had made in the past,

changchub bardu tukjjedzin dz


And hold us with your compassion until we attain the supreme
enlightenment.

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Visualize that the Buddha is right in front of you with fierce conviction and concentrate
single-pointedly as you repeat the following as many times as you can:


lama tnpa chomdenddeshyin shekpa drachompa yangdakpar
dzokpsangye pal gyalwa shakya tubpa la chak tsal lo chdo
kyab su chi o
Supreme Teacher, Bhagavan, Thus Gone One, Foe Destroyer,
Worthy of Offering and Truly Perfect Buddha Sakyamuni, the
Glorious Conqueror, I prostrate to you, I make offerings to you, and I
take refuge in you.

Then, recite the mantra mentioned in the Short Prajanaparamita Sutra as you
invoke the Buddhas blessing:


tayata om munmunmaha munaysoha
(

then repeat as many times as possible)


om munmunmaha munaysoha

During this time, be mindful of the virtues of the Buddha and visualize the Buddhas body.
One-pointedly and clearly and with the application of conviction while you repeat the
following once:

tnpku lyeshe kyi zer natsokpnangwa chenpdak dang


semchen tamchkyi dribpa tamchsal shying
Visualize that through reciting the name and the mantra, the Supreme
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Teachers body emanates all kinds of wisdom light, eradicating the


negative karma and hindrances of me and all sentient beings,


tekpa chenplam gyi ynten tsulshyin du kytchirmidokpsa
nnpar bsams la
And then the virtues of the Mahayana path genuinely arise within us,
and thereby we attain the position of non-retrogression.

Dedicate all the virtuous roots to the unexcelled enlightenment and aspire to apply the seal.
In general, whenever you are walking, moving around, lying down or sitting, you should be
mindful of the Supreme Teacher. Even at night, visualize the actual Buddhas radiant body
emanating light to all directions like extremely bright daytime, then fall asleep in such a

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state. In daily life, constantly remind yourself of how the Buddha developed the bodhicitta
mind in the past; exert yourself in following the examples of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas
of the past, present and future and commit yourself to the precious bodhicitta mind without
slackening your efforts, and try your best in adopting the general and specific conduct of the
bodhisattva, especially be diligent in the practice of shamatha and vipashyana, and by doing
so, you will give meaning to the freedom and advantages of your human life. It is said in
sutras that by merely hearing the name of the Buddha, you will be gradually guided to the
non-retrogressing Mahayana path. In the Short Prajnaparamita Sutra, it is said, All Buddhas
were born from this dharani. Buddha Sakyamuni too became enlightened by the power of
this dharani, Avalokitesvara attained the fruit of Bodhisattva by the power of this dharani,
merely listening to this dharani and you will effortlessly gain vast merit and eradicate all
hindrances and negative karma. If you practice this mantra, then you will attain
enlightenment without obstacles from the evil spirits. The other sutras also records that
reciting this dharani once has boundless merits and benefits such as purifying all your
wrongful deeds of the past 80,000 kalpas. It is the supreme heart mantra of Buddha
Sakyamuni. How to develop conviction in Buddha Sakyamuni, and how to practice
shamatha and vipashyana were recorded in other sastras (in the Extensive Biography of
Buddha Sakyamuni-the White Lotus Commentary, for example).



This liturgy was requested by the treasury of three trainings, On Orgyen Tenzin Norbu, with
an auspicious kadak. Recently, Rinpoche also entrusted Tulku Jigme Pema Dechen
Rinpoche with gold, auspicious kadak and other objects of offering in the request for a
speedy completion of this sadhana. At the request of these two masters, and with an
unwavering conviction for the Excellent Teacher, I, Mipham Jamyang Gyamtso, Dharma
teacher of the turbid world in mere name, a disciple of Buddha Sakyamuni, completed this
sadhana on the 8th of January, Iron Mouse year in Phuntsok Norbu Monastery at the foot of
the holy Tza Dorji Punchuk mountain of Sershul. May the benefit of sentient beings
continue without stopping, and may true and unequalled blessings from the Buddha arise in
the mental continuum of all sentient beings who see, hear, read and touch this sadhana.

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The Method for the Practice of Amitabha called

The Swift Path to Great Bliss



I prostrate to Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light!
Regarding the method for the practice of Amitabha, first go for refuge and give rise to
bodhicitta, then engage in this meditation and recitation.

CH NAM TAM CHED TONG PAI NGANG

Meditate on the all-pervasive loving compassion

KN KHYAB TSE WAI NYING JE GOM

from the empty state of all phenomena.

TONG NYID NYING JE DE YI NGANG

From that state of emptiness-compassion,

NANG SID DE CHEN ZHING GI

all that appears or exists is the pure realm of great bliss.

PED DAI DEN LA RANG RIG HRI

In its center, upon a lotus and moon seat, rests ones awareness as a
syllable HRI.

DE LE D TR DN NYI DRUB

Light rays radiate from it, accomplishing the two kinds of benefit.

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YONG GYUR DAG NYID CHOM DEN DE

Oneself transforms naturally into the transcendent accomplished


conqueror,

NANG WA TA YE KU DOK MAR

Amitabha [the Buddha of Limitless Radiance], red in color.

ZHAL CHIG CHAG NYI NYAM ZHAG TENG

He has one face; his two hands rest in the mudra of equipoise,

LHUNG ZED DD TSI GANG WA NAM

holding a begging bowl filled with nectar.

ZHAB NYI MI GYUR KYIL TRUNG ZHUK

His two legs are in the posture of immutability.

CH G NAM SUM KU LA DZE

His enlightened body is clothed in the three dharma garments.

TSEN DANG PE CHED YONG SU DZOK

The marks and signs [of enlightenment] are utterly perfect.

SANGYE KU NGAI DAG NYID CHOG

He is the supreme personification of the five kayas of the Buddha,

NANG LA RANG ZHIN MED PA YI

appearing, but with no inherent nature;

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TUK KAR DA TENG HRI MAR POR

In his heart, upon a moon, is a red HRI.

NGAK KYI YE SU KOR WA LE

The mantra circles it clockwise,

D TR DE SHEK TAM CHED KYANG

radiating light, and all the Sugatas,

GOM PA TA BUR CHEN DRANG TIM

Just as visualized, are invited and dissolve.

DZA HUNG BAM HO


DZA HUNG BAM HO

NGAK LE D TR DN NYI CHE

Light radiates from the mantra, bringing the two kinds of benefit.

ZUK NANG DAG PA D PAG MED

All forms, all appearance, are pure as Amitabha.

DRA DRAK NYING PO NGAK KYI DRA

All sounds, all hearing, are in essence the sound of mantra.

TOG TSOG DAG PA YE SHE NGA

All concepts are pure as the five wisdoms.

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DE WA CHEN P NGANG NE DA

Recite from the state of great bliss:


OM AMIDEWA AYU SIDDHI HUNG HRI

Reciting the eleven-syllable root mantra three hundred-thousand times, spiritual attainments
will be obtained. Then rest without visualizing the deitys appearance. Follow this with
dedication and make aspirations. This will quell untimely death in this life and in the future
one will reach the path of great bliss liberation. Therefore, fortunate ones, practice!
SAMAYA

From the yellow paper treasure of Lerab Lingpa, this was decoded by Gyalwang Tupten
Gyatso.

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Avalokiteshvara Sadhana The Wish Fulfilling Jewel


Homage to the Noble Avalokiteshvara-The Bodhisattva of Great Compassion-

Hrih

rangnyi kechik drenptingdzin gyi


With ones meditative concentration, instantly there appears,

tongpngang lpema dawden


A lotus moon disc seat from within emptiness,

pekar hrih tsen yongsu gyurpa l


The letter Hrih
on top of a white lotus

( )

tukjngadak pakpa chenrezig


Transforms into the Noble Lord Avalokiteshvara of Great
Compassion.

shyal chik chak shyi kudok kar la tser


One face, four arms, his complexion is white and pure,

dangpchak nyi tukkar talmo jar


His two upper hands are joined at his heart,

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chak yok ma rinchen shel treng dzin


His lower right hand holding crystal prayer beads,

chak yn pekar dab gyyuwa dzin


His lower left hand holding the stem of a white lotus with eight
petals;

shyal dzum chen dang shang kyi yib to shying


He is smiling, his eyes lustrous, his nose elevated,

utra changlo tnting gyendu khyil


His dark saphire hair arranged upwards into a usnisa;

chitsuk sangye nangwa tayshyuk


At the crown of his head is the Buddha of Boundless Light.

rangnyi detar salwtukka ru


Thus visualize clearly that at his heart center,

pema karpo dab druk gyep


Is the letter Hrih
at the center of a white lotus with six petals,

( )

yighrih tsen dru druk dab teng n


With each letter of the six syllable mantra atop each petal,


OM MANI PEME HUM HRIH
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detar salwku ltrp
Thus visualize his body emanating light,

nangwa tamchnangtong lha yi ku


And all that you perceive is the supreme body, perceptible and yet
empty ;

pakpgyalpo tukjchenpor mik


Perceive them as the Noble King:Avalokiteshvara of Great
Compassion,

ngak ltrjungwdra lasok


From the mantra, there emanates light, resonates sound and so on,

drakpa tamchdrak tong ngak kyi dra


All sound is the sound of mantra, audible yet void;

dren tok kyegak nsum tadral ngang


All thought activities are free from the extremes of arising, dwelling
and ceasing,

ma sam jdgongpngang la shyak


And remain in a state that transcends speech and conception,

detar salwrik ngak dru drukpo


Thus visualize the six syllable mantra,

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dra zur ma nyam yigdruk ma da
And recite the mantra without losing its tone:


OM MANI PEME HUM HRIH





Practice in this way frequently. Now and then, make offerings, praise and entrust your
activities (to Avalokiteshvara), and dedicate the merit to the supreme Bodhi. End of the
Avalokiteshvara Sadhana the Wish Fulfilling Gem. Samaya! Gya Gya Gya! This terma
was uncovered by Tulku the Great Vidyadhara at the red copper treasury of the west.
Mangalam!


gewa di yi nyurdu dak
Through this virtue, may I speedily achieve


chenrezig wang lha tsok drub gyur n
The state of Lord avalokiteshvara and his assembly,


drowa semchen chik kyang malpa
May all sentient beings without exception,


tamchdyi sa la gpar shok
Be placed in such a state as well.

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Vajrasattva Purification Practice A Wish-Fulfilling Jewel
( Taking refuge)

na mo
Namo


di nchangchub nyingpwar
From now until I possess the essence of awakening,


rik dang kyilkhor gyatsdak
The Chief of ocean-like Buddha families and mandalas,


lama dorje sempa la
To Lama Vajrasattva,


yichdepkyab su chi
I seek refuge with deep conviction
(

Generating bodhicitta)

Recite three times)


Kha nyam drowa ta dak kn
In order for the infinity of beings,


ten dsa la woo kyung chir
To gain shelter of the everlasting bliss,

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l ngak yi kyi tsnpa kn
All endeavors of my body, mind and speech,


changchub lam dang dral mija
Shall not be separated from the path of Bodhi.
(

Recite three times)

( Visualizing Vajrasattva)

Ah!


rang dn chtrin gyats
Amidst the ocean of offering cloud in front of me,


pekar dawden tengdu
Seated on a moon-disc on a white lotus,


rik d palden dorje sem
With the luster of the white and radiant moon,


karsal dawa gyepdang
Is the Chief of Buddha families, the glorious Vajrasattva.


shyal chik chak nyi dodril nam
One face and two hands, holding vajra and bell,


longk chdzok kyil trung shyuk
Cross-legged, adorned with complete sambhogakaya garments,
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yeshe zer chok chur tro
The light of wisdom radiating the ten directions.


dangwyi ngor lham mr sal
Visualize such luminosity with a mind of clarity,


kyema lama dorje sem
Alas, Lama Vajrasattva!


ngn gyi damcha nyer gong n
Do remember your past promises,


dak sok nyamtak semchen nam
And please hold us miserable beings


tukjjesu dzinpar dz
With your great compassion,


tokmd ndawar du
From beginningless time until present,


l ngak yi kyi diktung nam
Our misdeeds and downfalls of the body, speech and mind,


jitar khong du duk song tar
Are just as the poison that we have taken,

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nonggydrakptol shying shak
Which, with deep regret, I openly confess.


chinchsok la bab gyur kyang
And henceforth, even when my life is at stake,


mi lnam mi gyi na
I shall refrain from such degenerating actions,


dzumpchen gyi zik dzla
May your compassionate eyes behold us,


jam nyen chak gi ukyung tsol
May your gentle hands relieve us from suffering,


dak dang semchen tamchkyi
May me and sentient beings are free of,


damtsik nyamchak kn dak ching
All corruptions of samayas,


chok dang tnmong ngdrub kn
May you grant us right this moment,


danta nyi du drubpar dz
All sublime and ordinary siddhis.

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o ba dzra sa tva h


Invoke blessing in this way with the full application of the four opponent forces as you
visualize.Supplicate in this way. If you can recite this mantra for 400,000 times with the full
application of the four opponent powers, then even downfalls of the root samayas can be
purified. Samaya! Finally, dedicate the merit and recite the verse for auspiciousness:

( Dedication of merit)

Hum


di tsn d sum gtsok kn
I dedicate all my merits of the three times, including the merit this
practice,


ta ldrowdndu ngo
To the benefit the limitless sentient beings,


kn kyang dorje sempa yi
May all beings swiftly attain,


gopang nyurdu tobpar shok
The level of enlightenment of Vajrasattva.

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( Prayer for auspiciousness)

Om


gang nang ku yi gyen du dak
All that appears are the pure adornment of the body,


dra drak ngak kyi rolwar dzok
All sounds are the perfect resonance of the mantra,


dren tok tuk kyi ngang du min
All thoughts mature into the state of wisdom,


pntsok palbar tashi shok
May all virtues be perfected and auspiciousness prevail.



On March 11th of the fire bull year, this sadhana was manifested from the Tsal energy of
Ngawang Lodro Tsongmey (Jigmey Phuntsok) in his limpid condition of wisdom, and was
dictated by his student Trultrum Drimey. May all be auspicious,April 17th, 1997. (Those
who properly recites this mantra 400,000 times will gain the merit tantamount to reciting
30,000,000,000 times the six syllable mantra. If one can finish the required number, then all
calamities of this life will be dispelled, lifespan will be prolonged, diseases will be avoided,
wealth will be accumulated, and all this persons heart desires will be achieved, and he will
gain rebirth in the pure land of his desire such as the land of Supreme Bliss. This
purification sadhana can be practiced by the practitioners of sutrayana and vajrayana, as well
as those who have not received a vajrayana empowerment. You should also know that his
sadhana bears the testimony of an assembly of tens of thousands of monks including His
Holiness Jigmey Phuntsok of Larong Buddhist Institute. May auspiciousness increase!)

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The Prayer for Spontaneously Accomplishing Wishes

e-ma-ho:

nub-chog de-wa cen-gyi zhing-kham su:


nang-wa tha-ye thug-jei jin-lab yoe
Marvelous! From the Western Buddhafield of Great Bliss, the compassionate
blessings of Buddha Amitabha actuates

tul-ku pe-ma jung-ne jin-lab te:


dzam-bui ling-du dro-wai don-la jon
In the form of Nirmanakaya Padmasambhava, and descends into the world of
Jambudvipa forthe sake of the beings!

dro-don jun-ched med-pai thug-je cen:


o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb
The one with compassion that ceaselessly serves all beings, to the Oddiyanese
Padmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


gyal-po thri-song deu-tsen men-ched ne
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously! From
King Trisong Deutsen onward,

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choe-gyal dung-gyud tha-la ma-tong bar:


due-sum jun-ched med-par jin-gi lob
Right to the Dharma Kings descendants disappear, he blesses in its three times
withoutstoppage.

bod-ki choe-kyong gyal-poi ngyen cig-pu:


gyal-po choe-chyod kyong-wai thug-rje cen
The one-only advisor to Tibets Dharma King, the Compassionate One who
guards theDharma activities of the Kings,

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

ku-ni lho-nub sin-poi kha-non dzed:


thug-je bod-ki sem-cen yong-la zig:
Physically you suppress the cannibals of the South-Western continent, yet by
your compassion, you look upon the beings of Tibet

ma-rig log-pai sem-cen dren-pai pal:


nyon-ong dul-kai sem-cen thab-ki dul
Being the Glorious Liberator of ignorantly perverted beings, even hard core
and deludedbeings are tamed with skillful methods.

tse-dung jun-ched med-pai thug-je cen:


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o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb


The Compassionate One, whose loving kindness never stops, to the
Oddiyanese Padmasam-bhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


due-ngen nyig-mai tha-la thug-pai tshe
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously! Upon
arrival at the final years of evil and degenerated era,

nang-re gong-re bod-ki don-la jon:


nyi-zer char-dud dang-la cib-te jon
For the sake of Tibet, you pay a visit every morning and evening, riding on the
rays of therising and setting sun.

yar-ngo tshe-cui due-su ngo-su jon:


dro-don tob-chen dzed-pai thug-je cen
Especially on the Tenth Day of the waxing lunar month, you appear in real.
The Compassionate One, commanding great power for the purpose of sentient
beings,

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

nga-jai tha-ma tshod-due nyig-ma la:

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sem-cen tham-ced nyong-mong dug-nga rag


During the degenerated age of conflict, in the final fivehundred folds ofyears,
all sentientbeings are overwhelmed by coarse negativities of the five poisons,

nyon-mong chol-nyog dug-nga rang-gyud chyod:


de-drai due-na khe-drai thug-je kyob
And are deluded, misconstrued, agitated and live with the five poisons. In such
times, we aresaved only by a compassion like yours!

ded-den tho-ri dren-pai thug-je cen:


o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb
The Compassionate One, liberator of the faithfuls to higher realms, To the
OddiyanesePadmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


hor-sog jig-pai mag-gi tha-kor ne
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously! Being
surrounded bythe terrifying armies of Hor and the like,

choe-khor nyen-po jig-la thug-pai tshe:


yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb
And when the sacred places of Choekhor (Samye, Lhasa and Thradruk) are
about to perish, unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate!

o-gen lha-sin de-ged khor-dang bcas:

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hor-sog mag-pung dog-par thay-tshom med


You, the Oddiyanese, being surrounded by the eight classes of gods and
Rakshas, Canundoubtedly revert the armies of Hor and the like.

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

sem-cen ju-lue jig-pai ned-jung tshe:


mi-zod dug-ngal ned-ki nyen-pa na:
When the beings illusory bodies are threatened by fatal diseases, and beaten
by unbearablesufferings and sickness,

yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb:


o-gen men-gi la-dang er-med pe:
Unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate! You, the Oddiyanese,
being inseparablefrom the Medicine Buddha,

tshe-zed ma-yin bar-ched nge-par sel:


o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb
Except for exhausted lifeforce, can surely remove all obstacles causing
untimely death! Tothe Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


jung-wa dar-lang sa-cud nyam-pai tshe
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Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously! When


the elements rise up as enemies and the earths resources decline,

sem-cen mu-ge'i nad-kyis nyen-pa na:


yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb
When all beings endure famine and epidemics, Unhesitatingly with onepointed mind, I supplicate!

o-gen khan-do nor-lha'i tshog-dang bce:


ul-phong tre-kom sel-war thay-tshom med
You, the Oddiyanese, being accompanied by assemblies of Dakinis and Gods
of Wealth, Willundoubtedly remove all sufferings of poverty, hunger, and
thirst.

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

le-cen dro-wai don-du ter-don na:


dam-tshig zol-zog med-pai pa deng-gi
If for the sake of migrators, treasures are revealed, with confidence free from
pretension and Samaya violations,

yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb:

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o-gen yi-dam lha-dang er-med pe


Unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate! You, the Oddiyanese,
being inseparablefrom the tutelary deities,

pha-nor bu-yi lon-par thay-tshom med:


o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb
Can undoubtedly enable sons to inherit their fathers wealth. To the
Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


be-yul nag-throd wen-sa nyog-pai tshe
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously! While
approaching mysterious lands through desolate places of dense forests,

kha-char bu-yug tshub-shing lam-gag na:


yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb
When the path is obstructed by heavy snowfall, rain, storms or mist,
unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate!

o-gen zhi-dag nyen-poi khor-gi kor:


choe-dzed lam-na dren-par thay-tshom med
You, the Oddiyanese, being surrounded by the lords of fierce land spirits, Can
undoubtedly lead the way for devotees.

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:

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sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob


To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

tag-zig dom-dred dug-drul che-wa cen:


drog-chen jig-pai thrang-la drim-pai tshe
When tigers, leopards, bears, yetis, poisonous and fanged snakes, jeopardize
our life while wandering through unfrequented land,

yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb:


o-gen pa-wo ging-dang sung-mar ce
Unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate! You, the Oddiyanese,
being together withthe heroic Gings and protectors,

dug-pai sem-cen trod-par thay-tshom med:


o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb
Can undoubtedly drive away all ferocious beasts! To the Oddiyanese
Padmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


sa-chu me-lung jung-wai bar-ched ki
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously! Due to
disasters oflandslide, flood, fire, and wind,

ju-lue nyen-cing jig-pai due-jung tshe:

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yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb


When this illusory body is in danger of destruction, unhesitatingly with onepointed mind, I supplicate!

o-gen jung-wa zhi-yi lha-mor ce:


jung-wa rang-sar zhi-war thay-tshom med
You, the Oddiyanese, being accompanied by the goddesses of the four
elements, can undoubtedly pacify the elements to their natural state.

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

lam-thrang jig-pai thrang-la drim-pai tshe:


sed-khyer jag-pa chom-poe nyen-pa na
While crossing fearful passageways,
if we are endangered by murderous gangs and robbers,

yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb:


o-gen chag-ja zhi-yi gong-par den
Unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate! You, the Oddiyanese,
being endowed with the power of the four mudras,

tso-ra mi-god ngam-sem lag-par jed:

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o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb


Can undoubtedly change greedy minds of the barbaric people of Tsora. To the
Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


gang-zhig shed-mai mag-gi tha-kor ne
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously! When
we are surrounded by armies of brutal killers,

tshon-cha non-poe deb-shing nyen-pa na:


yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb
With sharp weapons being flung at us, unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I
supplicate!

o-gen dor-jei gur-dang den-pa yi:


shed-ma dred-cing tshon-cha thor-war jur
You, the Oddiyanese, being endowed with the power of Vajra songs, can cause
killers to panic and their weapons to break into pieces.

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

nam-zhig tshe-zed chi-wai due-jung tshe:

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ned-cod dug-ngal drag-poe nyen-pa na


At the time when death approaches, when we endure the fierce suffering of life
being severed,

yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb:


o-gen nang wa thaye tul pa te
Unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate! The Oddiyanese, being a
manifestation of Amitabha,

de-wa cen-gi zhing-du nge-par kye:


o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb
Can definitely enable us to be reborn in the Great Bliss Pure Land. To the
Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:


ju-lue yar-po zhig-pai bar-do ru
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished
spontaneously! In the intermediate state after the perishing of this
illusory and borrowed body,

thrul-nang nying-thrul dug-ngal nyen-pa na:


yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb
When we are confronted by confused appearances and further
confusions, unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate!

o-gen due-sum khen-pai thug-je yi:


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thrul-nang rang-sar drol-war thay-tshom med


You, the Oddiyanese, the knower of three times, through your compassion, can
undoubtedly self-liberate confused appearances into their own state.

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate! Through your blessings may
all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

zhen-yang le-dang kyen-gi wang-jur te:


thrul-nang ngo-por zhen-cing dug-ngal na
Furthermore, under the power of karma and circumstances, if one mistakes the
confusions fora substantial entity and suffers,

yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb:


o-gen de chen gyal poi ngo wo te
Unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate! You, the Oddiyanese,
being the King of Great Bliss in essence,

dug-ngal thrul-pa tsed-ne zhig-par jed:


o-gen pe-ma jung-ne-la sol-wa deb
Can demolish confounding sufferings from their roots.
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate!

sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob:

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dro-drug dug-ngal chen-poe nyen-pa dang


Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously If
migrators of the six realms, are beaten by immense suffering and,

khe-par bod-ki je-bang dug-ngal na:


ded-gue moe-pai dung-shug drag-po yi
Particularly, if Tibets King and his subjects suffer, with devoted faith and with
utmost outcry,

yid-nyi thay-tshom med-par sol-wa deb:


o-gen thug-je pho-jur med-par zig
Unhesitatingly with one-pointed mind, I supplicate!
The Oddiyanese, cares for us out of his unwavering compassion.

o-gen pe-ma jung-ne la sol-wa deb:


sam-pa lhun-gi drub-par jin-gi lob
To the Oddiyanese Padmasambhava, I supplicate!
Through your blessings may all wishes be accomplished spontaneously!

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Praises to the Twenty-one Taras


OM JE TSN MA PHAG MA DRL MA LA CHHAG TSHL LO

OM I prostrate to the noble transcendent liberator.


CHHAG TSHL DRL MA NYUR MA PA MO

Homage! Tara, swift, heroic!


CHN NI K CHIG LOG DANG DRA MA

Eyes like lightning instantaneous!


JIG TEN SUM GN CHHU KYE ZHL GYI

Sprung from opning stamens of the


GE SAR JE WA L NI JUNG MA

Lord of three worlds tear-born lotus!


CHHAG TSHL TN KI DA WA KN TU

Homage! She whose face combines a


GANG WA GYA NI TSEG PI ZHL MA

Hundred autumn moons at fullest!


KAR MA TONG THRAG TSHOG PA NAM KYI

Blazing with light rays resplendent


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RAB TU CHHE WI RAB BAR MA

As a thousand star collection!


CHHAG TSHL SER NGO CHHU N KYE KYI

Homage! Golden-blue one, lotus


P M CHHAG NI NAM PAR GYN MA

Water born, in hand adorned!


JIN PA TSN DR KA THUB ZHI WA

Giving, effort, calm, austerities,


Z PA SAM TN CH YL NYI MA

Patience, meditation her sphere!


CHHAG TSHL DE ZHIN SHEG PI TSUG TOR

Homage! Crown of tathagatas,


THA Y NAM PAR GYL WAR CH MA

Actions triumph without limit


MA L PHA RL CHHIN PA THOB PI

Relied on by conquerors children,


GYL WI S KYI SHIN TU TEN MA

Having reached evry perfection!

CHHAG TSHL TUTTARA HUM YI GE

Homage! Filling with TUTTARE,

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D DANG CHHOG DANG NAM KHA GANG MA

HUM, desire, direction, and space!


JIG TEN DN PO ZHAB KYI NN TE

Trampling with her feet the seven worlds,


L PA ME PAR GUG PAR N MA

Able to draw forth all beings!


CHHAG TSHL GYA JIN ME LHA TSHANG PA

Homage! Worshipped by the all-lords,


LUNG LHA NA TSHOG WANG CHHUG CHH MA

Shakra, Agni, Brahma, Marut!


JUNG PO RO LANG DRI ZA NAM DANG

Honored by the hosts of spirits,


N JIN TSHOG KYI DN N T MA

Corpse-raisers, gandharvas, yakshas!


CHHAG TSHL TRAD CHE JA DANG PHAT KYI

Homage! With her TRAD and PHAT sounds


PHA RL THRL KHOR RAB TU JOM MA

Destroying foes magic diagrams!


Y KUM YN KYANG ZHAB KYI NN TE

Her feet pressing, left out, right in,


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ME BAR THRUG PA SHIN TU BAR MA

Blazing in a raging fire-blaze!


CHHAG TSHL TURE JIG PA CHHEN PO

Homage! TURE, very dreadful!


D KYI PA WO NAM PAR JOM MA

Destroyer of Maras champion(s)!


CHHU KYE ZHL NI THRO NYER DN DZ

She with frowning lotus visage


DRA WO THAM CH MA L S MA

Who is slayer of all enemies!


CHHAG TSHL KN CHHOG SUM TSHN CHHAG GYI

Homage! At the heart her fingers,


SOR M THUG KAR NAM PAR GYN MA

Adorn her with Three Jewel mudra!


MA L CHHOG KYI KHOR L GYN PI

Light-ray masses all excited!


RANG GI KYI TSHOG NAM THRUG MA

All directions wheels adorn her!


CHHAG TSHL RAB TU GA WA JI PI

Homage! She so joyous, radiant,


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U GYN KYI THRENG WA PEL MA

Crown emitting garlands of light!


ZHE PA RAB ZH TUTTARA YI

Mirthful, laughing with TUTTARE,


D DANG JIG TEN WANG DU DZ MA

Subjugating maras, devas!


CHHAG TSHL SA ZHI KYONG WI TSHOG NAM

Homage! She able to summon


THAM CH GUG PAR N MA NYI MA

All earth-guardians assembly!


THRO NYER YO WI YI GE HUM GI

Shaking, frowning, with her HUM sign


PHONG PA THAM CH NAM PAR DRL MA

Saving from every misfortune!


CHHAG TSHL DA WI DUM B U GYN

Homage! Crown adorned with crescent


GYN PA THAM CH SHIN TU BAR MA

Moon, all ornaments most shining!


RL PI KHUR NA PAG ME L

Amitabha in her hair-knot


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TAG PAR SHIN TU RAB DZ MA

Sending out much light eternal!


CHHAG TSHL KL PI THA MI ME TAR

Homage! She mid wreath ablaze like


BAR WI THRENG WI NA N MA

Eon-ending fire abiding!


Y KYANG YN KUM KN N KOR GI

Right stretched, left bent, joy surrounds you


DRA YI PUNG NI NAM PAR JOM MA

Troops of enemies destroying!


CHHAG TSHL SA ZHII NG LA CHHAG GI

Homage! She who strikes the ground with


THIL GYI NN CHING ZHAB KYI DUNG MA

Her palm, and with her foot beats it!


THRO NYER CHN DZ YI GE HUM GI

Scowling, with the letter HUM the


RIM PA DN PO NAM NI GEM MA

Seven levels she does conquer!


CHHAG TSHL DE MA GE MA ZHI MA

Homage! Happy, virtuous, peaceful!


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NYA NGN D ZHI CH YL NYI MA

She whose field is peace, nirvana!

SVAHA OM DANG YANG DAG DN P

She endowed with OM and SVAHA,


DIG PA CHHEN PO JOM PA NYI MA

Destroyer of the great evil!


CHHAG TSHL KN N KOR RAB GA WI

Homage! She with joy surrounded


DRA YI L NI NAM PAR GEM MA

Tearing foes bodies asunder,


YI GE CHU PI NGAG NI K PI

Frees with HUM and knowledge mantra,


RIG PA HUM L DRL MA NYI MA

Arrangement of the ten letters!


CHHAG TSHL TURE ZHAB NI DEB P

Homage! TURE! With seed letter


HUM GI NAM PI SA BN NYI MA

Of the shape of syllable HUM!


RI RAB MANDHARA DANG BIG JE

By foot stamping shakes the three worlds,


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JIG TEN SUM NAM YO WA NYI MA

Meru, Mandara, and Vindhya!


CHHAG TSHL LHA YI TSHO YI NAM PI

Homage! Holding in her hand the


RI DAG TAG CHN CHHAG NA NAM MA

Hare-marked moon of deva-lake form!


TARA NYI J PHAT KYI YI GE

With twice spoken TARA and PHAT,


DUG NAM MA L PA NI SEL MA

Totally dispelling poison!


CHHAG TSHL LHA YI TSHOG NAM GYL PO

Homage! She whom gods and their kings,


LHA DANG MI AM CHI YI TEN MA

And the kinnaras do honor!


KN N GO CHHA GA WI JI GYI

Armored in all joyful splendor,


TS DANG MI LAM NGN PA SEL MA

She dispels bad dreams and conflicts!


CHHAG TSHL NYI MA DA WA GY PI

Homage! She whose two eyes bright with


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CHN NYI PO LA RAB SL MA

Radiance of sun and full moon!


HARA NYI J TUTTARA YI

With twice HARA and TUTTARE


SHIN TU DRAG PI RIM N SEL MA

She dispels severe contagion!


CHHAG TSHL DE NYI SUM NAM K P

Homage! Full of liberating


ZHI WI TH DANG YANG DAG DN MA

Powr by the set of three natures!


DN DANG RO LANG N JIN TSHOG NAM

Destroys hosts of spirits, yakshas,


JOM PA TURE RAB CHHOG NYI MA

And raised corpses! Supreme! TURE!


TSA WI NGAG KYI T PA DI DANG CHHAG TSHL WA NI NYI SHU TSA CHIG

These praises with the root mantras And prostrations thus are twenty-one!

abbreviated version)



OM CHOM DN D MA LHA MO DRL MA LA CHHAG TSHL LO

OM I prostrate to the goddess foe destroyer, liberating lady Tara.

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CHHAG TSHL DRL MA TARE PL MO

Homage to TARE, savioress, heroine,


TUTTARA YI JIG KN SEL MA

With TUTTARE dispelling all fears,


TURE DN NAM THAM CH TER MA

Granting all benefits with TURE,


SVAHA YI GER CH LA RAB D

To her with sound SVAHA, I bow.

Taras Mantra

OM TARE TUTTARE TURE SVAHA

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Liturgy for the preliminary practice
Illuminating the Path to Liberation

By the omniscient Mipham Rinpoche


Lama khyen
Guru, think of me!

Recite three times)


den jor nyka u dum wa ra dra
Rare as the udumbara, the freedoms and endowments


nyna dn chen yi zhin nor llhak
Are invaluable when found, more precious than a wishgranting gem.


dindra nypa da rtsam zhik la
Yet we who have found them, rare though they certainly are,


dn chen ten gyi dn ma mi drup par
Accomplish nothing of any real value, no benefit that truly lasts.


dn mch zar gyur pa dak chak la
This opportunity we render useless, letting it go to waste.


kn chok kn d la mtuk jzik
Oh Guru, embodiment of the Three Jewels! Please lookupon us with
compassion!


dal 'byor don yod byed par byin gyis rlobs
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Grant your blessings that these freedoms and endowments be used in


a meaningful way![End of the first visualization root text]

d jtam chmi tak lok zhin yo


All conditioned things are impermanent, like lightning flashing
through the sky.


nch gang la sam kyang jik pch
Consider the universe itself or the beings within it: all issubject to
decay.


chi bar ngshing nam chi cha mkyang
Death, we know, is certain, yet there is no telling when it will strike.


tak dzin sem kyi rang go kor nsu
Deceiving ourselves we cling to things as though they will last,


bak mngang du npa dak chak la
And with this attitude we live our lives in idle carelessness.


kn chok kn d la mtuk jzik
Oh Guru, embodiment of the Three Jewels! Please lookupon us with
compassion!


mi tak chi ba dren par jin gyi lop
Grant your blessings that we may remember the facts of
impermanence and death! [End of the second visualization root text]


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kar nak ldrnam yang ch mi za


The karmic results of our virtue and vice will inevitably appear


gyu drlu ba mplam di l
From the infallible workings of karma come all phenomena,


khor dang nya ngen dpchsu nang
Everything that manifests throughout samsara and nirvana.


rang jrang la min par ngna yang
Despite the fact that we experience the consequences of our own
deeds,


tsl zhin juk dok mi ndak chak la
We remain incapable of acting accordingly and selecting our acts as
we should.


kn chok kn d la mtuk jzik
Oh Guru, embodiment of the Three Jewels! Please look upon us with
compassion!


gdik lang dor gyi par jin gyi lop
Grant your blessings that we may take up virtue and abandon vice!
[End of the third visualization root text]


zpar ka bduk ngel mang dang den
We are plagued by infinite sufferings, and difficult they are to bear.


dbar nang byi l gyur ba chen
Even what seems to be pleasant is transitory, a trick of the mind.
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zak chpung po ta dak duk ngel gyu
For all the defiled aggregates are what cause suffering to occur.


kham sum khor ba myi op dra yang
Samsaras three realms are no different than a flaming pit of fire.


dtar mi shchak den dak chak la
Yet still we do not understand this, and our obsession with samsara
remains!


kn chok kn d la mtuk jzik
Oh Guru, embodiment of the Three Jewels! Please look upon us with
compassion!


ngjung sam pa kybar jin gyi lop
Grant your blessings that renunciation may take birth in the depths of
our hearts![End of the fourth visualization root text]
( For the unique preliminaries, begin by going for refuge)


dn du pak sam shing chen yel ga ng
The Vajradhara Guru of Oddiyana sits before me,


su la ma o gyen do jchang
In the center of a five branched wish-granting tree,


gy pla ma yi dam kha drkor
Surrounded by the lineage gurus, yidams, and dakinis.

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dn du tn chok d sum sang gynam
In front of him, the supreme teacher, along with the buddhas of the
three times


ysu nystek chen pak ptsok
And to his right the eight close sons, the Mahayanas noble assembly.


gyap tu sung rap lek bam nam pa chen
Behind him are the Buddhas sublime words in the form of Buddhist
scripture,


yn du chok gynyen rang gendn dang
And to his left, the eight supreme ones, the sangha of sravakas and
pratyekabuddhas.


ta kor yshchkyong tsok nam t
The assembly of wisdom protectors surrounds them in every
direction.


chok chu dsum kyap yl tam chkn
Every source of refuge throughout the ten directions and three times I
visualize,


ma tsang mpa til gong tar sel b
Crowded together like a mass of seeds, without a single one left out.


dn du rang dang ma sok tchdang
I, my mother, and all beings that pervade the furthest reaches of
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kha khyap sem chen kn gyi g td
Now find ourselves standing before them, bowing with reverence
and respect.


d di nzung jang chup nying pbar
From now, until the essence of enlightenment is attained,


yi chchok gi kyap su dro bar sam
With supreme conviction we go to them for refuge:


nam khnsu nam kha gang ba yi
In the assembly of gurus, yidams, and dakinis,


la ma yi dam kha drtsok nam dang
That fill the furthest reaches of space,


sang gychdang pak pgdn la
That fill the furthest reaches of space,


dak dang dro druk g pkyap su chi
I and all the six classes go for refuge respectfully.

Next, cultivate bodhicitta in the presence of these sources of refuge. To begin, meditate on
the four boundless qualities and recite the following prayer a suitable number of times:

Ho

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ji tar d sum gyelwa schkyi
As the victors of the three times and their offspring


jang chup chok tu tuk ni kypa tar
Cultivated the supreme mind of enlightenment,


dak kyang kha khyap dro kn drel jchir
So do I cultivate supreme, unsurpassed bodhicitta


la mjang chup chok tu sem kydo
To liberate all beings that fill the reaches of space.


After having recited this 30,000 times, generate bodhicitta in the particular way of the tantric
vehicle of fruition


dak dang ta ysem chen nam
I and all the infinite number of beings


ynsang gyyin pa la
Have been buddhas from the very start.


yin par shpdak nyi du
In acknowledgement that this is so,


jang chup chok tu sem kydo
We now cultivate supreme bodhicitta.(

Om Ah Hum
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Mandala offering)


chying nyam nyi chk zhing kham su
In the dharmakaya pure realm, dharmadhatu equality,


rang nang ma gak long ku rik ngzhing
The realms of the five sambhogakaya families self appear
unobstructedly,


kha khyap trl k zhing gi kpa nam
Along with the array of nirmanakaya pure realms that fill all of space.


kn zang dchen chptrin du bl
All this I offer as Samantabhadras clouds of great bliss.


om rat na man da la pu dza mgha
sa mu dra sa pa ra na sa ma ya hum

Meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva)

Ah


dak gi chi tsuk pdden teng du
On a lotus moon seat upon the crown of my head


penden dor jsem pa dawdok
Sits glorious Vajrasattva, the color of the moon.


dor jdril dzin nyem ma yum dang khy
Embraced by Vajratpa, holding vajra and bell,
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long k chdzok dor jkyil trung zhuk
He sits in vajra posture, adorned as a sambhogakaya.


tuk kar da teng hum la yik gykor
The HUM on the moon in his heart is circled by 100 syllables.


d tsi gyn bap dik drip dak par gyur
Amrita flows down, purifying misdeeds and obscurations.

Apply the four opponent powers and visualize ambrosia falling down and purifies while
reciting the hundred syllable mantra:





Om vaj ra sat tva sam a yam an u pal a ya vaj ra sat tva ten
op a ti shta dri to me bha va su tosh yo me bha va su posh
yo me bha va an u rak to me bha va sar va sid dhi me pra
yac ccha sar va kar ma such a me chit tam shri yang ku ru
hung ha ha ha ha ho bha ga van sar va ta tha ga ta vaj ra ma
me mucha vaj ri bha va ma ha sam a ya sat tva a

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After this)


gn po dak ni mi shmong pa yi
Protector, under the sway of unknowing and ignorance


dam tsik lni gel zhing nyam
I have transgressed my samayas and let them decline.


la ma gn pkyap dzchik
Oh guru, protector, grant me refuge!


tsowo dor jdzin pa t
You are the chief of all who wield the vajra,


tuk jchen pdak nyi chen
The very embodiment of great compassion!
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drowtso la dak kyap chi
Lord of all beings, I go for refuge to you.

dak dang sem chen tam chkyi ku sung tuk tsawa dang yen lak gi dam
tsik nyam pa tam chtl lo shak so dik drip nytung dri mtsok tam ch
jang zhing dak par dzdu sl zhslwa tap pdor jsem pzhel nrik
kyi bu khykyi dam tsik nyam chak tam chdak pa yin no zhnangwa
jin nrang la tim prang dang sem chen tam chdor jsem pkur gyur
par sam la yik druk da
I and all sentient beings openly confess and repent transgressions of primary and secondary
samaya, through the body, speech and mind. Please cleanse and purify all our faults, failings,
and defilements. Thus I supplicate. Then Vajrasattva says: Noble son! All samaya vows
that you have transgressed are now immaculate. Having said so, Vajrasattva dissolves into
my body. Recite the Vajrasattva mantra while visualizing that I and all sentient beings are
transformed into Vajrasattva.


Om Vajra Sattva Hum
(Then dedicate the merit)


gewa di yi nyur du dak
With this virtue, may I myself


dor jsem pa drup gyur n
Swiftly accomplish Vajrasattva,


drowa chik kyang ma l pa
And bring each and every being


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dyi sa la gpar shok


To this level of spiritual attainment!


dak dang sem chen tam chkyi
May all the breeches and transgressions of samaya,


dam tsik nyam chak kn dak ching
Both my own and those of all beings, be purified.


di njang chup nying pbar
From now until we reach the very heart of bodhi,


dam tsik nam par dak par shok
May our samaya be thoroughly and utterly pure!
(

Guru yoga)

ma ho


rang nang dak pa rap jam zhing kham su
In a self-manifest realm of infinite purity,


rang l dor jnenjor mar selw
I find myself, visualized as Vajrayogini.


chiwor chu kydap tong nyi dteng
On my crown sits a 1,000 petalled lotus, a sun and moon,


kyap nkn d or gyen dor jchang
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And Oddiyana Vajradhara, union of all sources of refuge.


kar mar zhi dzum dor jtbum nam
He is white tinged with red, with a peaceful smile, vajra,skullcup,
and vase;


long k chdzok tso gyel yum dang tril
He wears sambhogakaya ornaments and is embraced by his partner
YeshTsogyal.


ku la rang jung gy dkyinkhor dzok
Self-arisen mandalas of tantra are perfectly present in his form.


tsa gyla ma khandro dam chen ch
Root and lineage gurus, dakinis, and the oath-bound


til gyi gong bu chewa zhin du zhuk
Surround him like a pod of seeds split open.


nga yap ling ndendryshpa
From Chamara continent come their wisdom counterparts.


char tar bap pa gom pten la tim
Falling like rain, they dissolve into the visualized support.

Hum

or gyen yl gyi nup jang tsam


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In the northwest of the land of Oddiyana,

pma gsar dong po la


In the center of a blooming lotus flower,

ya tsen chok gi ngdrup ny


Is the one with supreme, wondrous siddhi:

pema jung nzhsu drak


The renowned Lotus-Born Padmakara,

khor du khandro mang pkor


Surrounded by a vast retinue of dakinis.

khykyi jsu dak drup ky


Following in your footsteps, I pray:

jin gyi lop chir shek su sl


Please come and bestow your blessings!


gu ru pema siddhi hum

Recite the Seven-Line Prayer for three or seven times, then invite Guru Rinpoche to enter us.
Practice the seven branch offering.

Ho


dl nyl tg pchak tsel lo
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With infinite bodies I bow down, prostrating respectfully,


nang si zhir zheng kn zang chpch
And offer as Samantabhadra, apparent existence the manifest ground.


tsrap nsak dik tung chi chi shak
Every misdeed and downfall from all lifetimes I now confess,


khor dgtsok kn la jyi rang
Rejoicing in all the virtue throughout samsara and nirvana.


dro kham ji si dor jkur zhuk n
May you remain as the vajrakaya, as long as beings and realms exist.


zap gychkyi khor lo kor du sl
I beseech you to turn the wheel of the profound and vast Dharma,


gtsok ma l sang gytop chir ngo
As I dedicate this whole host of virtue to the attainment of
buddhahood.

( Supplication)


nup chok or gyen wang gi po drang du
In the magnetizing fortress of the Northern land of Oddiyana,


dshek ku sung tuk kyi trlwa t
Dwells the emanation of the sugatas body, speech, and mind,


dzam b ling dundro bdn la jn
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Come to the continent of Jambu for the welfare of beings,


rindzin khandro mang pkhor gyi kor
Surrounded by a multitude of vidyadharas and dakinis.


pema jung nkyi lha tsok la slwa dep
I supplicate the divine assembly of Padmakara!


or gyen pema jung nla slwa dep
I supplicate you, Padmakara, guru of Oddiyana!


dak la wang kur jin gyi lap tu sl
Please grant me your blessings and empowerments!

Thus supplicate fervently and with devotion, and visualize a stream of radiant ambrosia
entering us through the crown of the head and bestowing upon us tantric empowerment and
blessing. At the end of the meditation session, receive the four empowerments as follows:


la mnsum yi gdru sum l
From the three syllables in the gurus three places,


zer kar mar ting sum jung nsu
Three lights radiate: white, red, and dark blue,


rang gi nsum tim pjin gyi lap
Dissolving into my three places, blessing me as they do.

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lar yang la ma khor chdu zhu
The guru and his retinue then dissolve into light,


tsang plam nnying gi tik ler tim
Traveling the path of Brahma and melting into the core of my heart.


la mtuk dang rang sem yer mpa
The enlightened mind of the guru and my own indivisible,


sem nyi nyuk ma chk ngang zhak p
I settle into the innate nature of the dharmakaya mind.


drip pa zhi dak wang zhi yshtop
Cleansing the four obscurations and achieving the four
empowerments wisdom,


lam zhi jong shing ku zhi ngn gyur p
All blessings and empowerments are attained,


jin lap wang kur ma l top par gyur
The four paths are mastered and the four kayas actualized.(

Meditate in this way while reciting as many times as possible)


Om Ah Hum Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi Hum

( lastly, recite the aspirational prayer)


kyewa kn tu yang dak la ma dang
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In all my lives, may I not part from the true guru


drel mchkyi pel la long chching
And may I enjoy the richness of the Dharma.


sa dang lam kyi yn ten rap dzok n
Perfecting the qualities of the paths and levels,


dor jchang gi gompang nyur top shok
May I swiftly attain the state of Vajradhara!
May I be inseparable with my lama in all lifetimes;

This liturgy for the preliminary practices was arranged by Mipham Jampel Gyepa.
May virtuous goodness increase!

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I prostrate to the All-Knowing One.
Thus, the Buddha bhagavat tathgata arhatsayaksa Buddha, possessor of
insight and its feet, the sugata, knower of the world, driver who tames beings,
unsurpassed, teacher of devas and men, is the buddhabhagavat. That tathgata
corresponds to a cause of merits. His roots of virtue do not go to waste. He is
fully ornamented with all patience. His basis is troves of merit. The excellent
minor signs adorn him. The flowers of the major marks bloom on him.
Perceiving his activity, it being just right, there is harmony. Seeing him, there
is no disharmony. He brings true joy to those who long through faith. His
praj cannot be overpowered. His strengths cannot be challenged. He is the
teacher of all sentient beings. He is the father of bodhisatvas. He is the king of
noble persons. He is the captain of those who journey to the city of nirvana.
His wisdom is unfathomable. His confidence is inconceivable. His speech is
complete purity. His melody is pleasing. One never has enough of viewing the
image of his body. His body is unparalleled. He is not contaminated by the
things of desire. He is very much not contaminated by the things of form. He is
not mixed with the things of formlessness. He is completely liberated from
the sufferings. He is utterly completely liberated from the skandhas. He does
not possess dhtus. His yatanas are restrained. He has totally cut the knots. He
is completely liberated from the torments. He is liberated from craving. He has
crossed over the river. His wisdom is totally complete. He abides in the
wisdom of the Buddha bhagavats who arise in the past, present, and future. He
does not abide in nirvana. He abides in the limit of the authentic itself. He
abides on the level of looking upon all sentient beings. These are the true
qualities of the greatness of the body of the Buddha bhagavat.
The holy dharma is good in the beginning, good in the middle, and good at the
end. Its meaning is excellent, its wording is excellent. It is not adulterated, is
totally complete, is total purity, and is total purification. The bhagavat has
taught the dharma well. It is authentic sight. It is free from sickness. Its time
has no interruption. It brings one in. Seeing it is meaningful. It is known to the
wise through individual self-knowing. The dharma taught by the bhagavat is
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complete enlightenment. It is without disharmony and does have inclusion. It


has reliability. It does end the journey.
As for the sangha of the great vehicle, they have entered into good, have
entered into insight, have entered into straightness, and have entered into
harmony. They are worthy of joined palms, they are worthy of prostration.
They are a field of the glory of merit. They are great ones thoroughly trained in
gifts. They are a place for generosity. They are in all places even a great place
for generosity.
The protector who possesses great kindness,
The all-knowing teacher,
The basis of oceans of merit and virtue,
I prostrate to the tathgata.
Pure, the cause of freedom from passion,
Virtuous, liberating from the lower realms,
This alone is the supreme, ultimate truth:
I prostrate to the dharma, which is peace.
Having been liberated, they show the path to liberation;
They are fully dedicated to the disciplines;
They are a holy field of merit and possess virtue:
I prostrate to the sagha.
I prostrate to the Buddha, the leader;
I prostrate to the dharma, the protector;
I prostrate to the sagha, the community:
I prostrate respectfully and always to these three.
The Buddhas virtues are inconceivable;
The dharmas virtues are inconceivable;
The saghas virtues are inconceivable;
Having faith in these inconceivables,
Therefore, the fruitions are inconceivable:
May I be born in a completely pure realm.
Substances that have been offered to the Three Jewels and plunder from others
I have completely abandoned all such impure and perverted nourishment;
This food is in accord with the dharma, free from evil deeds:
May the health of my body flourish.
Then bless the food with:
O H
From the Lamp on Summed up Conduct:
Divide the food into four parts.
First, offer pure food to the devas.
After that, to the dharmaplas and protectors

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Offer elaborate torma.


Then, eat and drink.
Give the leftover, to all the bhtas.
In that way, or else, as is said in the Vinaya of the holy dharma, divide the food
into three parts. First, offer divine food to the gurus with:
O GURU-VAJRA-NAIVEDY H
Likewise, offer to the host of Buddha, and bodhisatvas with:
OM SARVA-BUDDHA-BODHISATVEBHYO VAJRA-NAIVEDY
H
Offer to the divine assembly of the maala of yidams with:
O KMA-DEVA-MAALA-NAIVEDY H
Offer to Majuhr and others whatever devata you desire for example:
O MAJUHR VAJRA-NAIVEDY H
Offer to the dharmaplas with:
O HR DHARMAPLA VAJRA-NAIVEDY H
Offer divine food to all the bhtas with:
O A-KRO MUKHA SARVA-DHARM
DYANUTPANNATVT O H PHA SVH
Give one pinch of food to Hrt with:
O HRTE SVH
And one pinch of food to the five hundred sons of Hrt with:
O HRTE MAHYAKHI HARA HARA
SARVARYAIKHI SVH
Give one pinch of food to the bhtas who are capable of receiving the select
portion with:
O AGRA-PIA-HIBHYA SVH
If one wishes to purify any poison or the like in the food, chant:
NAMA SARVA-BUDDHA-BODHISATVN
O BALI TE JVLA-BALI NI SVH
Repeat this eight times; pick up food with the thumb and ring fingers, and eat.
While eating, eat with an attitude that sees the food as impure, with an attitude
of non-attachment, with an attitude that benefits the masses of different
intestinal bacteria, and with an attitude of remaining on the ship that travels to
peace and enlightenment. Do not eat with an attitude that increases passion
and craving. In Entrance to the Bodhisatvas Conduct it is said, One
should eat moderately. The way of doing this is explained according to the
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drink, and one quarter is left empty. Or else, according to the text Handbook
of Food: One should have two-thirds for food and drink, and leave one-third
empty.
Finally, give a pinch of food to the bhutas who are capable of receiving the
leftovers with:
O UCCHIHA-PIA-HIBHYA SVH
Then, wash the mouth. Then, purify the gift:
I prostrate to the bhagavat, tathgata, arhat, sayaksabuddha
Samantaprabharaja:
NAMA SAMANTAPRABHRJYA TATHGATYA
ARHATE SAYAKSABUDDHYA / NAMO MAJUHR
KUMRABHTYA BODHISATVYA MAHSATTVYA
MAHKRUNIKYA / TAD YATH / O NIRLAMBE
NIRBHASE JAYA JAYA LABHE MAHMATE DAKHE
DAKHII ME PARIHODHYA SVH
By saying this dharai even once, one completely purifies alms as vast as
Mount Meru. This dharai is taken from the Dulwa Nampar Ngepe Gyu.
Then, as is said in the gamas:
May the royal patron and likewise
The other sentient beings who are donors
Obtain long life, freedom from sickness, prosperity,
And the companionship of eternal bliss.
That and:
By this generosity one has power over the bhtas.
By this generosity one is free from enemies.
Generosity is the transcendent friend.
Therefore, generosity is said to be essential.
Generosity is the ornament of the world.
Through generosity, one turns back from the lower realms.
Generosity is the stairway to the higher realms.
Generosity is the virtue that produces peace.
The prosperity of the bodhisatvas
Is inexhaustible, filling the whole of space.
In order to obtain such prosperity,
Completely propagate that generosity.
Say those verses of dedication, aspiration, and generosity. Also, those who,
having the yoga of a deity, would like to make eating into the revelry of the
inner gaachakra, can use O H to make the food blaze forth as
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HO
My body of skandhas, dhtus, and yatanas
In fact the complete three seats is
The deities of the maalas of the hundred holy families
Whose every movement is greater bliss
Playing in the unsurpassed vajra samaya
In a great cloud of bodhicitta
In the state of non-dualitys equality.
The path substances have been fulfilled with the yoga
So there will be no obscuration due to food;
Theres no particular sponsor here but
May they live in the fruition of the Great Vehicle.
Use the technique of offering with your skandhas, dhtus, and yatanas
visualized as the complete three seats to discard clinging to ordinary
appearances and enjoy yourself with satisfaction. Having done so, say this:
Having turned the wheel of feast
In the maala of the complete three seats
May I and others, all migrators without exception,
Gain accomplishment in the same maala.
(This comes from the Tr Essence, and is an inner feast offering of the Anuyoga system.)


To the Precious Buddha, teacher most supreme,


To the Precious Dharma, refuge most supreme,


To the Precious Sangha, guidance most supreme,


To the triple refuge gems, we offer this.

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Confess by reciting the names of the 35 Buddhas



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I, whose name is [...],
At all times go for refuge to the Guru, go for refuge to the Buddha, go for
refuge to the Dharma, and go for refuge to the Sangha.
To the Teacher, World Honored One, Tathagata, Foe Destroyer, Completely
Perfect Buddha, Glorious Conqueror Shakyamuni I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Complete Subduer with the Essence of Vajra I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Jewel of Radiant Light I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Powerful King of the Nagas I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Leader of the Heroes I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Pleasure I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Jewel Fire I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Jewel Moonlight I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Meaningful to Behold I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Jewel Moon I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Stainless One I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Bestower of Glory I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Pure One I prostrate.

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To the Tathagata Transforming with Purity I prostrate.


To the Tathagata Water Deity I prostrate.
To the Tathagata God of Water Deities I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Excellence I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Sandalwood I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Endless Splendor I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Light I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious One without Sorrow I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Son without Craving I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Flower I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Clearly Knowing through Enjoying Pure Radiance I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Clearly Knowing through Enjoying Lotus Radiance I
prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Wealth I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Mindfulness I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Name of Great Renown I prostrate.
To the Tathagata King of the Victory Banner Head of the Powerful Ones I
prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious One Complete Subduer I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Great Victor in Battle I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious One Complete Subduer Passed Beyond I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Glorious Array Illuminating All I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Jewel Lotus Great Subduer I prostrate.
To the Tathagata Foe Destroyer, Completely Perfect Buddha, King of Mount
Neru Seated Firmly on a Jewel and a Lotus I prostrate.
O All you [Tathagatas] and all the others, however many Tathagatas, the Foe
Destroyers, the Completely Perfect Buddhas, the World Honored Ones there
are dwelling and abiding in all the worldly realms of the ten directions, all you
Buddhas, the World Honored Ones, please listen to me.
In this life and in all my lives since beginning-less time, in all my places of
rebirth while wandering in samsara, I have done negative actions, have ordered
them to be done, and have rejoiced in their being done. I have stolen the
property of the bases of offering, the property of the Sangha, and the property
of the Sanghas of the ten directions, have ordered it to be stolen, and have
rejoiced in it being stolen. I have committed the five unbounded heinous
actions, have ordered them to be committed, and have rejoiced in their being
committed. I have completely engaged in the paths of the ten non-virtuous
actions, have ordered others to engage in them, and have rejoiced in their
engaging in them.
Being obstructed by such karmic obstructions, I shall become a hell being, or I
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shall be born as a barbarian in an irreligious country, or I shall be born as a


long-life god, or I shall come to have incomplete senses, or I shall come to hold
wrong views, or I shall have no opportunity to please a Buddha.
All such karmic obstructions I declare in the presence of the Buddhas, the
World Honored Ones, who have become exalted wisdom, who have become
eyes, who have become witnesses, who have become valid, who see with their
wisdom. I confess without concealing or hiding anything, and from now on I
will avoid and refrain from such actions.
All you Buddhas, the World Honored Ones, please listen to me. In this life and
in all my previous lives since the beginning-less time, in all my places of
rebirth while wandering in samsara, whatever root of virtue there is in my
giving to others, even in my giving a morsel of food to one born as an animal;
whatever root of virtue there is in my maintaining moral discipline; whatever
root of virtue there is in my actions conducive to great liberation; whatever root
of virtue there is in my acting to fully ripen sentient beings; whatever root of
virtue there is in my generating a supreme mind of enlightenment; and
whatever root of virtue there is in my unsurpassed exalted wisdom; all of these
assembled, gathered, and collected together, by fully dedicating them to the
unsurpassed, to that of which there is no higher, to that which is even higher
than the high, and to that which surpasses the unsurpassed, I fully dedicate to
the unsurpassed, perfect, complete enlightenment.
Just as the Buddhas, the World Honored Ones of the past, have dedicated fully,
just as the Buddhas, the World Honored Ones who are yet to come, will
dedicate fully, and just as the Buddhas, the World Honored Ones who are
living now, dedicate fully, so too do I dedicate fully.
I confess individually all negative actions. I rejoice in all merit. I beseech and
request all the Buddhas. May I attain the holy, supreme, unsurpassed, exalted
wisdom!
Whoever are the Conquerors, the supreme beings living now, those of the past,
and likewise those who are yet to come, with a boundle ss ocean of praise for
all your good qualities, and with my palms pressed together I go close to you
for refuge.

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Heart Sutra
The Essence of the Perfection of Knowledge







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In Sanskrit: bhagavati prajnaparamita hridaya


In Tibetan: chom den day ma shey rap kyee pa rol tu chin pey nying po
Thus, have I heard: At one time, the Bhagavan dwelt in Rajagriha at Vulture
Peak Mountain, together with a great sangha of fully ordained monks and a
great sangha of bodhisattvas? As the Bhagavan settled into an absorption on
the categories of phenomena called illumination of the profound, noble
Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, beheld the practice of the
profound perfection of knowledge and saw the five aggregates to be empty of
nature.
Then, through the power of the Buddha, venerable Shariputra addressed noble
Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva: How should a son or daughter
of noble family who wishes to practice the profound perfection of knowledge
train?
In response, noble Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva, said to
venerable Shariputra, O Shariputra, a son or daughter of noble family who
wishes to practice the profound perfection of knowledge should see clearly in
this way: correctly observing that the five aggregates are empty of nature.
Form is empty; emptiness also is form. There is no emptiness aside from form
and no form aside from emptiness. Just so, sensation, perception, formation,
and consciousness are emptiness.
O Shariputra, all dharmas are emptiness in just this way. There are no
characteristics. There is no birth and no cessation. There is neither impurity nor
absence of impurity. There is no increase and no decline.
O Shariputra, since this is the case, in emptiness there is no form, no sensation,
no perception, no formation, and no consciousness; no eyes, no ears, no nose,
no tongue, no body, and no mind; no forms, no sounds, no smells, no tastes, no
touch, and no phenomena; no eye element to no mind element, up to no mind

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consciousness element; no ignorance and no end of ignorance, up to no old age


and death and no end of old age and death. In the same way, there is no
suffering, no source of suffering, no cessation of suffering, and no path; no
wisdom, no attainment and no non- attainment.
Therefore, Shariputra, since bodhisattvas have nothing to attain, they rely
upon and dwell in the perfection of knowledge. Since their minds are
unobscured, they have no fear. Transcending all forms of misconception, they
reach nirvana. All the Buddhas throughout the three times as well rely upon the
perfection of knowledge, and in so doing become perfect Buddhas, actualizing
unsurpassed, true, complete enlightenment.
Therefore, the mantra of the perfection of knowledge, the mantra of great
insight, the unsurpassed mantra, the mantra equal to that which has no equal,
the mantra that completely pacifies all suffering should be known as truth, for
it is not false.
The perfection of knowledge mantra is spoken thus:
TEYATA OM GAT GAT
PARAGAT PARASAMGAT BODHI SVAHA
Shariputra, a bodhisattva mahasattva should practice the profound perfection
of knowledge in this way.
The Bhagavan then arose from his absorption and said to noble
Avalokiteshvara, the bodhisattva mahasattva: Good, good, O son of noble
family! Thus it is, son of noble family, thus it is! The profound perfection of
knowledge should be practiced just as you have taught. In this, all the tatagatas
rejoice!
When the Bhagavan said this, venerable Shariputra and noble Avalokiteshvara,
the bodhisattva mahasattva, along with the entire retinue and the world with its
gods, humans, demi-gods, and gandharvas rejoiced and praised the words of
the Bhagavan.
This concludes the noble Essence of the Perfection of Knowledge.
If you wish to practice this sutra, visualize the Tatagata in the sky before you.
He holds the mudra that subdues mara and is surrounded by the members of
the Hinayana and Mahayana sanghas, including Avalokiteshvara and
Shariputra, who are engaged in discussion. As you contemplate the nature of
emptiness, recite this profound sutra as much as possible, up to seven times,
and repeat the vidya mantra a suitable number of times as well. Once you have
done so, recite the following lines to dispel negative forces:
I prostrate to the Buddha.
I prostrate to the Dharma.
I prostrate to the sangha.
I prostrate to the Great Mother, the Perfection of Knowledge.

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In times past, the king of gods, Indra, pondered the profound nature of the
perfection of knowledge and chanted its liturgy. In this way, he dispelled all
negative, harmful forces and other factors that create discord.
Just so, by pondering the profound nature of the Great Mother, the perfection
of knowledge, and chanting this liturgy, may all negative, harmful forces and
other factors that create discord be dispelled! May they disappear! May they be
pacified! May they be thoroughly pacified!
Following that, recite:
That which arises interdependently
Does not cease and does not arise.
It is not nothing and not eternal.
It does not come and does not go.
It is not different and not the same.
To the one who teaches peace,
The pacification of all projections,
To the most sublime of all who speak:
To the perfect Buddha, I pay homage!
Conclude by dedicating the merit, making aspirations, and reciting auspicious
prayers.

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The Dzogchen Longchen Nyingtik Kusali Chod

PET

L CHE DZIN BOR WAI LHA DD CHOM

The godly demon is conquered by forsaking grasping to this beloved


body.

SEM TSANG PE GO NE YING LA TN

My mind emerges from my brahma-aperture into space.

CHI DAK GI DD CHOM TR MAR GYUR

The demon of the lord of death is conquered: [my consciousness]


becomes Trma.

YE NYN MONG DD CHOM DRI GUK GI

The demon of the afflictions is conquered by the curved blade in her


right hand.

ZUK PUNG P DD CHOM TD PA DREK

The demon of the aggregates of form [and so forth] is conquered: my


skull is cut.

YN LE CHED TSUL GYI BHENDHA TOK

She holds the skull cup in her left hand in the manner of [enlightened]
activity.

KU SUM GYI MI G GYED PUR ZHAK

[My skull is] placed on a tripod hearth of human heads, the three
kayas.
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NANG TONG SUM GANG WAI BAM RO DE

Within is my corpse, large enough to fill the billion-fold universe.

A TUNG DANG HAM YIK GI DD TSIR ZHU

The letters, short AH and HAM, melt it into nectar

DRU SUM GYI N PE JANG PEL GYUR

and it is purified, increased and transformed by the power of the


three syllables:

OM AH HUNG
(Recite as much as possible)

PET

YAR CHD YUL DRN GYI TUK DAM KANG

Above, the guests who receive the offerings are fulfilled.

TSOK DZOK NE CHOK TN NG DRUP TOB

Having perfected the two accumulations,


I obtain the common and supreme spiritual attainments.

MAR KHOR WAI DRN NYE LEN CHAK CHANG

The samsaric guests below are pleased and my karmic debts are
discharged;

KHYED PAR DU ND CHED GEK RIK TSIM

in particular, harmdoers and all varieties of obstructors are satisfied.

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NED DN DANG BAR CHED YING SU ZHI

Illnesses, evil spirits, and all obstacles subside into space.

KYEN NGEN DANG DAK DZIN DUL DU LAK

Adversity and self-grasping are crushed into dust.

TAR CHD CHA CHD YUL MA L KN

In conclusion, the nature of all of the offerings and recipients without


exception

SHI DZOK PA CHEN POR MA CH A

is [placed] without contrivance in the great perfection: AH.


NA MO PEN DE MA NAM KN LA NGO

Homage! I dedicate this merit to the benefit and happiness of all


mothers (sentient beings.)

PEN DE NAM KHA GANG WAR SHOK

May all of space be filled with benefit and happiness!

DUK NGAL MA L DAK LA MIN

May every suffering ripen upon me.

DUK NGAL GYI GYA TSO KEM PAR SHOK

May the ocean of suffering dry up!


NAMO CH NAM TAM CHED GYU LE CHUNG

Homage! Each and every phenomenon arises from a cause.


DE GYU DE ZHIN SHEK PE SUNG

This cause is taught by the Thus-Gone.


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GYU LA GOG PA GANG YIN PA

What is the cessation of suffering?


GE JONG CHEN P DI KED SUNG

The Great Practitioner of Virtue explained this.


DIK PA CHI YANG MI CHA ZHING

Refrain from every negativity,


GE WA PN SUM TSOK PAR CHED

engage in an abundance of virtue, and


RANG GI SEM NI YONG SU DUL

completely tame ones own mind.


DI NI SANG GYE TEN PA YIN

This is the buddhas teaching.


TEN PA DAM PE CH LA YN RING DU NE PAR GYUR CHIK

May [all beings] abide by these teachings, the sacred dharma, forever!

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Fire Puja to make smell offerings and dedication to the harm
-causing demons, hindrances, and elemental spirits
Liberation from all adverse conditions

Mix all the food offerings such as pan-fried flour, blood, meat, and some liberation-upon-taste nectar pills and
burn them. Sprinkle a few drops of water. When ready, visualize oneself as the sacred Avalokiteshvara and
generate fervent compassion towards all sentient beings.


OM AH HUNG NAMA SARWA THATAGATA AH WA LO KI TE OM

( Recite seven times)


DE-ZHIN SHEG-PA RIN-CHEN MANG-LA CHAG-TSA LO

We prostrate to the Tathagata Rinchen Mang; he who possesses-alljewels


DE-ZHIN SHEG-PA ZUG-DZEY DAM-PA LA CHAG-TSAL LO

We prostrate to the Tathagata Zugdzey Dampa; precious form.


DE-ZHIN SHEG-PA KU-JAM LEY-LA CHAG-TSAL LO

We prostrate to the Tathagata Ku Jamley; he whose body is


omnipresent.


DE-ZHIN SHEG-PA JIG-PA THAM-CHED YONG-SU DRAL-WAI LHA-LA CHAGTSAL LO

We prostate to the Tathagata Jigpa Thamched Dang Yongsu Dralwa;


he who is beyond all fear.

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Thus, recite the four names [of the Buddhas]. The substances are blessed into great bliss-causing desirables,
into whatever is wished for by the beings who are the recipients of this dedicated offering.

HO


SUR-CHOD DOD-YON DRUG-DAN PA

The burnt offerings, imbued with the six desirable qualities,


RANG-RANG YIN-LA GANG-DOD DRIN

forming clouds of desirables in accordance with the wishes of each


being,


NAM-SA WAR-NANG KUN-KYAB CHING

filling up the space of heaven and earth, and in between,


DZED-MED DE-WAI TER-CHEN DE

this great treasury of inexhaustible bliss and satisfaction,


RIG-DRUG NYING-JEI DRON-NAM DANG

is offered to the guests of compassion, all beings in the six realms,


KYED-PAR CHOG-DIR GYU-WA YI

especially those who loiter in this place,


GEG-RIG LEN-CHAG SHA-KON CHEN

those classes of hindrances, karmic debtors, resentful enemies


seeking their revenge,


ZA-DRI SHI-SHED DRE-PO MO

greedy ghosts and male and female life-taking evil spirits,


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NAD-DAG RIM-DAG GOD-KAI DAG

demonic forces that cause epidemics, plagues, and spirits who cause
contamination,


YUL-DRE WRAD-DRE NYE-DUI DRE

cursing spirits, indigenous spirits and ghosts of the deceased relatives,


CHAG-DANG JUNG-PAI DU-SHE KYI

preoccupied by its greed and stinginess,


MI-DANG NOR-CHIR DRANG-WAAM

going after living beings and beseeching for wealth and valuables


TRAG-DOG DANG-WAI SAM-PA YI

motivated by jealousy and antagonism,


NOD-PA TSOM-PAI RIG-KUN DANG

all kinds of harm-doers who initiate harm to living beings,


DRI-ZA SID-PA WAR-MI DRO

smell-eating gandharva spirits and beings in the bardo,


TOG-GONG SE-RAG YI-DAG RIG

hungry ghosts and vital essence-stealing serak spirits,


SID-PAR LE-KYI WANG-SONG WEI

who have fallen under the power of their karma in conditioned


existence,


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NA-TSOG ZUG-CHEN KUN-TU GYU

toiling endlessly in the guise of various forms,


NA-TSOG ZE-CHEN YONG-TSOL CHEN

searching everywhere for various food and drinks,


SAM-JOR NA-TSOG MI-DRA WA

with various different kinds of intentions and conduct,


NOD-PA NA-TSOG KUN-TU JOR

always engaging in destruction and various kinds of harm,


WANG-CHEN WANG-CHUNG NA-TSOG PAI

various kinds of gods or demons, with or without power:


DON-GEG JUNG-PO THAM-CHED LA

for all of you demonic forces, hindrances, and elemental spirits,


PAM-GYAL CHOG-LUNG MED-PA YI

without partiality or the need to compete for anything,


DOD-GU MI-ZED TER-DU NGO

I dedicate to you an inexhaustible treasury of desirables.


YID-LA CHI-DOD TOB-GYUR NE

Having obtained whatever you desire,


NOD-TSE DUG-TSUB KUN-SHI SHING

may your venomous malevolence be pacified,

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CHANG-CHUB SEM-DANG DEN-GYUR CHIG

and may your innate bodhicitta naturally arise.


SOG-LA RLOM-SHING LA-LA JAB

Those who crave for the lives and souls of the living,


NOR-LA NGAM-SHING ZE-LA KU

all who prey on the valuables and provisions of others,


PAL-LA NOD-PAI JUNG-PO NAM

all the spirits who cause harm to beings glories,


CHOD-JIN DE-YI TSIM-GYUR CHIG

by this offering and generosity, may you be satisfied and appeased!


TSE-RAB LAN-CHAG JANG-GYUR CHIG

May all my karmic debts from previous lifetimes be cleansed.


SHA-KON DIG-DRIB DAG-GYUR CHIG

May the sins and obscurations of vengeance be purified,


DUG-NGAL NYON-MONG SHI-GYUR CHIG

May suffering and mental afflictions (the kleshas) be pacified.


DAG-GI CHOD-JIN DE-NGO PA

With this offering and generosity, I make this dedication:


JUNG-PAI TSOG-KUN TSIM-GYUR NE

may all the hordes of demonic forces be satisfied and contented,


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DAG-DANG SEM-CHEN TAM-CHED KUN

so that I, and all sentient beings


DU-MIN CHI-DANG NAD-LA SOG

shall be free from untimely death and sicknesses, and so forth,


GAL-KYEN KUN-DANG DRAL-GYUR CHIG

and estranged from all karmic hindrances and obstacles.


RE-SHING CHAG-NAM TAN-DU TSIM

May all of our wishes and desires be permanently satisfied.


LU-DON NE-DON LA-SOG DROL

And may we be liberated from demonic affliction that causes


physical harm and ailments.


DOD-DON WAR-CHAD MA-LU SHI

May all obstacles be cleared away from the path,


TRA-SHI DE-LEG PUN-TSOG SHOG

and may auspiciousness and well-being become perfect effulgence!


NYAM-NYID CHANG-CHUB SEM-KYI TU

By the power of equalness (wisdom) bodhicitta,


NOD-JA NOD-JED TAM-CHED KUN

may all objects of harm, and all harm-doers


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CHO-YING DE-WA CHEN-POI NGANG

within the state of great bliss in the basic space of phenomena,


YER-MED SANG-GYE TOB-PAR SHOG

attain the undifferentiated state of Buddhahood!


TAM-CHED NAM-KA DZOD-SHIN DU

Like the inexhaustible treasury of space,


LONG-CHOD CHED-PA MED-PAR SHOG

may these enjoyments never be exhausted!


TSOD-PA MED-CHING TSE-MED PAR

Without disagreement or antagonism,


RANG-WANG DU NI CHOD-PAR SHOG

may all enjoy freedom and self-sufficiency,


ZAG-MED DOD-YON DRUG-DAN LA

and the unsullied six desirable enjoyments,


SHEN-MED TSUL-DU LONG-CHOD NE

enjoying and partaking in the manner of non-attachment (and)


DAG-MED NYAM-PAI DON-TOG TE

thereby realizing the essence of selflessness and equality.


KYE-MED CHO-KU TOB-PAR SHOG

May all achieve the state of the unborn Dharmakaya!

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DAG-GI SOD-NAM TOB-DAG DANG

By the force of my pristine merits,


DE-SHIN SHEG-PAI JIN-TOB DANG

by the blessing of the Tathagatas,


CHO-KYI YING-KYI TOB-KYI SU

and by the innate force of the Dharmadhatu, the basic space of all
phenomena,


SEM-CHEN NAM-LA PAN- DOG PE

whatever aims and intentions we have


DON-NAM GANG-DAG SEM-PA KUN

and for the sake of benefiting sentient beings,


JIG-TEN KAM-NI MA-LU DIR

in the immensity of the worlds without exception,


DE-DAG TAM-CHED CHI-RIG PAR

whatever is wished for in order to benefit others,


TOG-PA MED-PAR JUNG-GYUR CHIG/

may it all spontaneously occur without obstruction!

Spoken by Guru Rinpoche

KAM-SUM DAG-PAI SHING

The three realms are the pure lands.

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SID-SUM TUG-JEI DRON

The three existences are the guests of compassion.

MA-LU KYAB-PAI ZE

Everything without exception is an inexhaustible provision.

CHO-NYID TOG-PAI TU

By the power of realizing dharmata, the nature of reality,

MI-ZED TER-DU NGO

I dedicate everything as an inexhaustible treasury.

Visualize as prescribed and recite the following mantra as many times as possible:

OM AH HUNG
(Recite as much as possible)


OM MA NI PEDME HUNG HRI
(more than one hundred times)

( Verses Spoken from Sutra)


JIN-PA GYA-CHEN GYUR-PA DI-YI TU

By the power of this vast generosity,


DRO-WAI NANG-NE RANG-JUNG SANG-GYE SHOG

may all beings naturally awaken to self-occurring Buddhahood


within.


GNON-TSE GYAL-WA NAM-KYI MA-DRAL WAI

May all those who were not liberated by Buddhas in the past,
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KYE-GU DI-DAG JIN-PE DROL-GYUR CHIG/

be liberated with this generosity of mine.

( be aspired as such)


JUNG-PO GANG-DAG DIR-NI LAG-GYUR TE

Any spirits who remain in this place,


SAAM-ON TE-PAR NANG-KOD KYANG RUNG

who reside on the earth or who move through space,


KYE-GU NAM-LA TAG-TU JUM-JED PA

may you always behave lovingly to all beings,


NYIN-DANG TSAN-DU CHO-LA CHOD-PAR SHOG

and practice dharma day and night.


GEG-RIG TONG-DRAG GYAD-CHU SHI-WA DANG

May there be the auspiciousness of pacifying the eighty-thousand


hindrance-causing demons,


MI-TUN NOD-PAI KYEN-DANG DRAL-WA DANG

of being freed from unfavorable circumstances and all harmful


conditions,


TUN-PA DRUB-CHING PUN-SUM TSOG-PA YI

May all conducive circumstances be accomplished, and May the


auspiciousness of perfect excellence,

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TRA-SHE DE-KYANG DENG-DIR DE-LEG SHOG

occur here and now, and may all happiness and goodness occur!



This is a particularly powerful means for consummating our practice of the perfection of
generosity, and for pacifying obstacles. Anyone and everyone should practice this.
Especially, during the dark period, when sentient beings greed and desire are increasing;
when hungry ghosts and evil spirits are many, and when they are attacking humans and
livestock, and harming ones possessions and enjoyments; when deceased spirits are drifting
around driven solely by their desire for food and wealth; when there is much plague and
epidemic, and contagion to the livestock; when we have bad dreams; when we are
endangered by wild animals like wolves and so forth. Whenever there is a demonic attack or
suspicion of demonic influence, etc., if we can practice this fire puja, then all obstacles and
harm shall be pacified. If we regularly or occasionally practice this, imbued with the pure
motivation of compassion, we are guaranteed to reverse untimely death, be free from the
threat of illness, family curses, and contamination; we will increase positive conditions,
perfect our accumulations, and thus achieve immediate and ultimate benefit for self and
others. Since there are so many more advantages, it is not necessary to elaborate on them
all. Just practice whole-heartedly.
This was written by Miphampa in the cave of Gyadod Wangpuk on October, 18th, inspired
by a dream and the aspiration to benefit all sentient beings. May there be virtue! Monga
Lang!

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Transference of Consciousness
According to the Great Perfection Longchen Nyingtik

E MA HO!

RANG NANG LHUN DRUB DAG PA RAB JAM ZHING

In the naturally manifest, spontaneously present realm of infinite


purity,

KOD PA RAB DZOG DE WA CHEN GYI ZHING

the display of the perfect realm of Sukhavati,

RANG NYID JE TSUN DOR JE NAL JOR MA

oneself becomes that of the Exalted Vajra Yogini

ZHAL CHIG CHAG NYI MAR SAL DRI TOD DZIN

with one face, two arms, radiant red, holding a curved-knife and a
darmaru made of skulls,

ZHAB NYI DOR TAB CHEN SUM NAM KHAR ZIG

with two feet in the advancing posture and three eyes gazing into
space.

DE YI KONG WU TSA WU MA

In the centre of her body runs the central channel

BOM TRA DA NYUG TSAM PA LA

which is the size of a narrow bamboo arrow,

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TONG SANG OD KYI BU GU CHEN

a transparent empty tube of light.

YAL NE TSANG UG NEY SU HAR

The upper end opens at the crown of the head (the Brahma aperture);

MAR NE TE OG ZUG PA YI

the lower end is sealed off below the navel.

NYING KAR TSIG KYI CHED PAI TENG

Upon the conjoining place at the level of the heart

LUNG GI THIG LE JANG KYAI WU

is a light green luminous-sphere of wind,


RIG PA HRI YIG MAR PO SAL

in the center of which is ones awareness as a clear red HRI.

CHI WOR DRU GANG TSAM GYI TENG

One cubit distance above ones head

SANG GYE NANG WA TA YE NI

is the Buddha of Boundless Light (Amitabha).

TSEN PE DZOG PAI PHUNG POR SAL

His form is shining with all the marks and characteristics of


perfection.

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CHOM DEN DE. DE ZHIN SHEG PA. DRA CHOM PA.


YANG DAG PAR DZOG PAI. SANG GYE GON PO. OD PAG TU. MED
PA LA. CHAG TSAL LO. CHOD DO KYAB SU CHIO
(Recite seven times or as many times as possible. Then pray)
To the Bhagavan, the Tathagata, the Arhat, the Perfectly Pure Buddha, the
Protector of Boundless Light (Amitabha), to you I pay homage, make offerings,
and take refuge!
(

Recite three times begin)

E MA HO!
E MA HO!

NE RANG NANG DON GYI OG MIN NA

In the realm of self-illuminated Akanishta

YID DAD GYAI JA GUR TRIG PAI LONG

filled with rainbows of 100-fold devotion,

KYAB KUN DU TSA WAI LA MA NI

is the root lama, embodiment of all refuges.

KU TA MAL MA YIN DANG MAI LU

His form is not ordinary but luminous.

PAL SANG GYE NANG TAI NGO WOR ZHUG

He resides as the essence of the glorious Buddha of Boundless Light.

YID MO GU DUNG WE SOL WA DEB

With a mind of overwhelming devotion, I pray:


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LAM PO WA JUNG WAR JIN GYI LOB

Bless me that I may accomplish the path of Transference-ofConsciousness (phowa)!

NE OG MIN DROD PAR JIN GYI LOB

Bless me that I may pass to the realm of Akanishta

YING CHO KUI GYAL SA ZIN PAR SHOG

and recognize the victorious state of the Great-Space & Dharmakaya!


(

Recite three times end)


HRI HRI HRI HRI HRI


HIK HIK HIK

CHOM DEN DE. DE ZHIN SHEG PA. DRA CHOM PA.


YANG DAG PAR DZOG PAI. SANG GYE GON PO. OD PAG TU.
MED PA LA. CHAG TSAL LO. CHOD DO KYAB SU CHIO.
(Recite seven times or as many times as possible. Then pray )
To the Bhagavan, the Tathagata, the Arhat, the Perfectly Pure Buddha, the
Protector of Boundless Light (Amitabha), to you I pay homage, make offerings,
and take refuge!
(

Recite three times begin)

SANG GYE OD PAG MED LA CHAG TSAL LO

To the Buddha of Boundless Light, I prostrate.

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OR GYEN PEMA JUNG NE LA SOL WA DEB

To Padmasambhava of Oddiyana, I pray:

DRIN CHEN TSA WAI LA MAI TUG JE ZUNG

supremely kind root lama, kindly accept me!

TSA WAR GYUD PAI LA MAI LAM NA DRANG

May the lamas of the root lineage guide my way!

ZAB LAM PO WA JUNG WAR JIN GYI LOB

Bless me that I may accomplish the profound path of phowa,

NYUR LAM PO WE KA JOD DROD PAR JIN GYI LOB

and through the swift path of phowa, may I reach the celestial realm.

DAG SOG DI NE TSE PO GYUR MA TAG

Bless us that as soon as we pass from this life

DE WA CHEN DU KYE WAR JIN GYI LOB

we may be reborn in the pureland of Great Bliss.


(

Recite three times end)


HRI HRI HRI HRI HRI


HIK HIK HIK

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CHOM DEN DE. DE ZHIN SHEG PA. DRA CHOM PA.


YANG DAG PAR DZOG PAI. SANG GYE GON PO. OD PAG TU. MED
PA LA.CHAG TSAL LO. CHOD DO KYAB SU CHIO.
(Recite seven times or as many times as possible. Then pray)
To the Bhagavan, the Tathagata, the Arhat, the Perfectly Pure Buddha, the
Protector of Boundless Light (Amitabha), to you I pay homage, make offerings,
and take refuge!

E MA HO !
(

Recite three times begin)

SHIN TU NGO TSAR OD PAG MED GON DANG

To the most marvelous protector Amitabha,

TUG JE CHEN PO CHAG DOR TU CHEN TOB

to the Great Compassionate One (Avalokiteshvara) and powerful


Vajrapani:

DAG SOG TSE CHIG YID KYI SOL WA DEB

we pray with single-pointed concentration.

ZAB LAM PO WA JUNG WAR JIN GYI LOB

Bless us that we may accomplish the profound path of phowa!

DAG SOG NAM ZHIG CHI WAI DU JUNG TSE

Bless us that as soon as we pass from this life

NAM SHE DE CHEN PO WAR JIN GYI LOB

our consciousnesses may be transferred to the pureland of Great


Bliss.

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Recite three times end)


HRI HRI HRI HRI HRI


HIK HIK HIK


PHET PHET PHET PHET
PHET Nirmanakaya PHET Sambhogakaya PHET Dharmakaya PHET
Unwavering PHET Fully Manifest
May all be auspicious! May virtuous goodness increase!


PHET PHET PHET PHET
PHET Nirmanakaya PHET Sambhogakaya PHET Dharmakaya PHET
Unwavering PHET Fully Manifest

Long Life Mantra:


OM A MA RA NI DZI BAN TI YE SO HA

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Light Offering Prayer
By Atisha

om ah hung

marmnni tongsum gyi tongchenpo jikten kham kyi khoryuk


dang nyampar gyur chik
May this vessel become as vast as the entire billionfold universe!

marmdongbu ni ri gyalpo rirab tsam du gyur chik


May its wick grow as large as Sumeru, the king of mountains!

markhu ni tgyatso tsam du gyur chik


May the oil within become as vast as the great ocean at the edge of
the world!

drang ni sangye rerdndu dungchur rerjungwar gyur chik


And may a billion such lamps appear before each and every buddha!

kyi ni siptsemo menchdang


Their light banishing the darkness of ignorance everywhere,

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nar mpa'i nyal-kham yenchkyi sem can tamchkyi marikp


mnpa sal nchok chsangye dang changchub semptamch
kyi shyingkham ngnsum du tong shying salwar gyur chik
From the very peak of existence down to the lowest hell, may they
reveal all the realms of buddhas and bodhisattvas throughout the ten
directions!

om vajra dharma -lo-ka hung

emaho


ngo-tsar me-jung nang-sal drnmdi
Emaho! This wondrous and amazing light, burning brightly,


kalzang sangye tong tsa la sokp
I offer to the thousand buddhas of this fortunate age,


rabjam chok ch shying-kham malp
Gurus, yidam deities, dakinis and dharmapalas,


lama yidam khandro chkyong dang
And the deities of all the mandalas,


kyilkhor lhatsok nam la bulwar gyi
In all the infinite realms of the ten directions.


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pamtso jsemchen tamchkyi


May all beings, with my own parents foremost among them,


tserab di dang kyentamchdu
In this and in all lives to come, whatever our place of birth,


Dzok-sang gyepshyingkham ngn tong n
Always see directly the perfect buddhas realms,


pakmgn nyi dang yermshok
And remain forever inseparable from Amitabha,
Lord of Boundless Light


knchok sum dang tsa sum lhatsok kyi
Grant your blessings so that, through the power of the truth


denptu yi mnlam ci tab t
Of the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha, and the deities of the Three
Roots,


nyurdu drubpar jingyi lab tu sol
This prayer of aspiration may swiftly be fulfilled!


tadyatha pancandriya avabodhanaye svaha

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The King of Noble Prayers Aspiring to the Deeds of the Excellent
The Actual Aspiration
1. Aspiration for Purity of Attitude


depsangye nam dang chok chu yi
Let offerings be made to Buddhas of the past,


jikten dak na gang shyuk chpar gyur
And all who now dwell throughout the ten directions of this universe


gangyang majn dedak rab nyurwar
Let all who are yet to come swiftly fulfil their wishes


sam dzok changchub rimpar sangye chn
And attain the stages of enlightenment and Buddhahood!


chok chu galshying nam jinyepa
Let as many worlds as there are in all the ten directions


dedak gyacher yongsu dakpar gyur
Transform into realms that are vast and utterly pure,


changchub shingwang drung shek gyalwa dang
Filled with buddhas who have sat before the mighty bodhi tree,


sangye skyi rabtu gangwar shok
Around them all their bodhisattva sons and daughters!
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chok ch semchen gang nam jinypa
Let as many sentient beings as there are in all the ten directions


dedak taktu nemdewar gyur
Live always and forever in happiness and health!


drowa kn gyi chkyi dn nam ni
Let all beings meet the Dharma


tnpar gyur ching rewa ang drubpar shok
That befits them best! And so may all they hope for be fulfilled!
2. Aspiration Never to Forget the Bodhicitta


changchub chpa dak ni dak chching
As I practise the training for enlightenment,


drowa kntu kyewa drenpar gyur
May I recall all my previous births!


tserab kntu chipo kyewa na
And in my successive lives, through death and through rebirth,


taktu dak ni rabtu jungwar shok
May I always renounce the worldly life!


gyalwa kn gyi jesu lob gyur t
Training in the footsteps of all the victorious Buddhas,

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zangpo chpa yongsu dzok jching
May I bring Good Actions to perfection!


tsultrim chpa drimyong dakpa
And my moral conduct be taintless and pure,


taktu manyam kynmchpar shok
Never lapsing, and always free from fault!


lha yi kdang lu dang njin k
In the language of the gods, ngas, and yakas,


drulbum dak dang mi yi knam dang
In the language of demons and of humans too,


drowa kn gyi dra nam ji tsampar
In however many kinds of speech there may be


tamchkdu dak gi chten to
I shall proclaim the Dharma in the language of all!


dshing parol chin la rab tsn t
Taming my mind, and striving in the pramits,


changchub sem ni namyang jmagyur
I will never forget the bodhicitta;


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dikpa gang nam dribpar gyurpa dak


May all my harmful actions and the obscurations they cause


dedak mal yongsu jangwar shok
Be completely purified, every single one!
3. Aspiration to be Free from Defilements


ldang nynmong dkyi lnam l
May I be freed from karma, harmful emotions, and the work of
negativity,


drol shying jikten drowa nam su yang
And act for all beings in the world,


jitar pemo ch michakpa shyin
Just like the lotus flower to which mud and water cannot cling,


nyida namkhar tokpamtar ch
Or sun and moon that course unhindered through the sky.
4. Aspiration to Lead Beings to Happiness


shying gi khyn dang chok nam chi tsampar
Throughout the reach and range of the entire universe


ngensong dukngal rabtu shyiwar j
I shall pacify completely the suffering of all the lower realms,


dewa dak la drowa kn gching
I shall lead all beings to happiness,

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drowa tamchla ni penpar ch
And work for the ultimate benefit of each and every one!
5. Aspiration to Wear the Armour of Dedication


changchub chpa yongsu dzokjching
I shall bring enlightened action to perfection,


semchen dak gi chdang tnpar juk
Serve beings so as to suit their needs,


zangpo chpa dak ni rab tn ching
Teach them to accomplish Good Actions,


ma ong kalpa kntu chpar gyur
And continue this, throughout all the aeons to come!
6. Aspiration to Accompany other Bodhisattvas


dak gi chdang tsungpar gang chpa
May I always meet and be accompanied by


dedak dang ni taktu drokpar shok
Those whose actions accord with mine;


l dang ngak nam dang ni sem kyi kyang
And in body, speech and mind as well,


chpa dak dang mnlam chik tu ch
May our actions and aspirations always be one!
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7. Aspiration to Have Virtuous Teachers and to Please Them


dak la penpar dpdrokpo dak
May I always meet spiritual friends


zangpo chpa rabtu tnpa nam
Who long to be of true help to me,


dedak dang yang taktu trepar shok
And who teach me the Good Actions;


dedak dak gi namyang yi miyung
Never will I disappoint them!
8. Aspiration to See the Buddhas and Serve them in Person


sangye skyi korwgnpo nam
May I always behold the buddhas, here before my eyes,


ngnsum taktu dak gi gyalwa ta
And around them all their bodhisattva sons and daughters.


ma ong kalpa kntu mikyowar
Without ever tiring, throughout all the aeons to come,


dedak la yang chpa gyacher gyi
May the offerings I make them be endless and vast!
9. Aspiration to Keep the Dharma Thriving


gyalwa nam kyi dampchdzin ching
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May I maintain the sacred teachings of the Buddhas,


changchub chpa kntu nangwar j
And cause enlightened action to appear;


zangpo chpa nampar jongwa yang
May I train to perfection in Good Actions,


ma ong kalpa kntu chepar gyi
And practise these in every age to come!
10. Aspiration to Acquire Inexhaustible Treasure


sipa tamchdu yang khorwa na
As I wander through all states of samsaric existence,


snam yeshe dak ni mizny
May I gather inexhaustible merit and wisdom,


tab dang sherab tingdzin namtar dang
And so become an inexhaustible treasury of noble qualities


ynten kn gyi mizdzdu gyur
Of skill and discernment, samdhi and liberation!
11. Aspiration to the Different Methods for Entering into the
Good Actions
a) Seeing the Buddhas and their Pure Realms


dul chik teng na dul nyshying nam t
In a single atom may I see as many pure realms as atoms in the
universe:
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shying der sam gyi mikhyab sangye nam
And in each realm, buddhas beyond all imagining,


sangye skyi na shyukpa la
Encircled by all their bodhisattva heirs.


changchub chepa chching tawar gyi
Along with them, may I perform the actions of enlightenment!


detar mal tamchchok su yang
And so, in each direction, everywhere,


tra tsam khyn la d sum tsnykyi
Even on the tip of a hair, may I see an ocean of Buddha


sangye gyatso shying nam gyatso dang
All to come in past, present and futurein an ocean of pure realms,


kalpa gyatso chching rabtu juk
And throughout an ocean of aeons, may I enter into enlightened
action in each and every one!
b) Listening to the Speech of the Buddhas


sung chik yenlak gyatsdrakkyi
Each single word of a buddhas speech, that voice with its ocean of
qualities,


gyalwa kn yang yenlak namdakpa
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Bears all the purity of the speech of all the buddhas,


drowa kn gyi sampa jishyin yang
Sounds that harmonize with the minds of all living beings:


sangye sung la taktu jukpar gyi
May I always be engaged with the speech of the Buddhas!
c) Hearing the Turning of the Wheels of Dharma


d sum shekpgyalwa tamchdak
With all the power of my mind, may I hear and realize


khorltsul nam rabtu korwa yi
The inexhaustible melody of the teachings spoken by


dedak gi yang sung yang mizla
All the Buddhas of past, present and future,


lo yi tob kyi dak kyang rabtu juk
As they turn the wheels of Dharma!
d) Entering into All the Aeons


ma ong kalpa tamchjukpar yang
Just as the wisdom of the Buddhas penetrates all future aeons,


kechik chik gi dak kyang jukpar gyi
So may I too know them, instantly,


gangyang kalpa dsum tsdedak
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And in each fraction of an instant may I know


kechik chashkyi ni shyukpar ch
All that will ever be, in past, present and future!
e) Seeing all the Buddhas in One Instant


d sum shekpa mi yi senggang
In an instant, may I behold all those who are the lions of the human
race


dedak kechik chik la dak gi ta
The buddhas of past, present and future
f) Entering the Sphere of Activity of the Buddhas


taktu dedak gi ni chyul la
May I always be engaged in the Buddhas way of life and action,


gyumar gyurpnamtar tob kyi juk
Through the power of liberation, where all is realized as like an
illusion!
g). Accomplishing and Entering the Pure Lands


gangyang dsum dak gi shying kpa
On a single atom, may I actually bring about


dedak dul chik tengdu ngnpar drub
The entire array of pure realms of past, of present and future;


detar mal chok nam tamchdu
And then enter into those pure Buddha realms
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gyalwa dak gi shying nam kla juk
In each atom, and in each and every direction.
h) Entering into the Presence of the Buddhas


gangyang majn jikten drnma nam
When those who illuminate the world, still to come,


changchub rimpar tsang gya khorlo kor
Gradually attain buddhahood, turn the Wheel of Dharma,


nya ngen depa rabtu shyi ta tn
And demonstrate the final, profound peace of nirva:


gnpo kn gyi drung du dak chi o
May I be always in their presence!
12. Aspiration to the Power of Enlightenment through Nine
Powers


kntu nyurwdzutrul tob nam dang
Through the power of swift miracles,


knngo yi tekptob dak dang
The power of the vehicle, like a doorway,


kntu ynten chptob nam dang
The power of conduct that possesses all virtuous qualities,


kntu khyabpa jampa dak gi tob
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The power of loving kindness, all-pervasive,


knngewsnam tob dak dang
The power of merit that is totally virtuous,


chakpa mepar gyurpyeshe tob
The power of wisdom free from attachment, and


sherab tab dang tingdzin tob dak gi
The powers of knowledge, skilful means and samdhi,


changchub tob nam yangdak drubpar j
May I perfectly accomplish the power of enlightenment!
13. Aspiration to the Antidotes that Pacify the Obscurations


lkyi tob nam yongsu dakjching
May I purify the power of karma;


nynmong tob nam kntu jompar j
Destroy the power of harmful emotions;


d kyi tob nam tobmrabjching
Render negativity utterly powerless;


zangpo chptob ni dzokpar gyi
And perfect the power of Good Actions!
14. Aspiration to Enlightened Activities


shying nam gyatso nampar dakjching
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I shall purify oceans of realms;


semchen gyatso dak ni nampar drol
Liberate oceans of sentient beings;


chnam gyatso rabtu tongjching
Understand oceans of Dharma;


yeshe gyatso rabtu tokpar j
Realize oceans of wisdom;


chpa gyatso nampar dakjching
Perfect oceans of actions;


mnlam gyatso yongsu dzokpar j
Fulfil oceans of aspirations;


sangye gyatso rabtu chjching
Serve oceans of Buddhas!


kalpa gyatso mikyo chepar gyi
And perform these, without ever growing weary, through oceans of
aeons!
15. Aspiration for Training
a) To Emulate the buddhas


gangyang dsum shekpgyalwa yi
All the Buddhas throughout the whole of time,


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changchub chpmnlam jedrak nam


Attained enlightenment through Good Actions, and


zangpo chpchangchub sangye n
Their prayers and aspirations for enlightened action:


dkn dak gi mal dzokpar gyi
May I fulfil them all completely!
b) To emulate the bodhisattvas: Samantabhadra


gyalwa kn gyi skyi tuwopa
The eldest of the sons of all the Buddhas


gang gi ming ni kuntuzang shyeja
Is called Samantabhadra: All-good:


khepa ddang tsungpar chepchir
So that I may act with a skill like his,


gewa didak tamchrabtu ngo
I dedicate fully all these merits!


l dang ngak dang yi kyang namdak ching
To purify my body, my speech and my mind as well,


chpa namdak shying nam yong dakpa
To purify my actions, and all realms,


ngowa zangpo khepa chindrawa
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May I be the equal of Samantabhadra


dendrar dak kyang ddang tsungpar shok
In his skill in good dedication!
c) Majur


knngewa zangpo chepchir
In order to perform the full virtue of Good Actions,


jampal gyi ni mnlam chepar gyi
I shall act according to Majur's prayers of aspiration,


ma ong kalpa kntu mikyowar
And without ever growing weary, in all the aeons to come,


dyi jawa mal dzokpar gyi
I shall perfectly fulfil every one of his aims!
16. Concluding Aspiration


chpa dak ni tsymagyur chik
Let my bodhisattva acts be beyond measure!


ynten nam kyang tszung mepar shok
Let my enlightened qualities be measureless too!


chpa tsemepa la nnkyang
Keeping to this immeasurable activity,


dedak trulpa tamchtsalwar gyi
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May I accomplish all the miraculous powers of enlightenment!


Extent of the Aspiration


namkhtartuk gyurpa ji tsampar
Sentient beings are as limitless


semchen mal ta yang deshyin t
As the boundless expanse of space;


ji tsam ldang nynmong tar gyurpa
So shall my prayers of aspiration for them


dak gi mnlam ta yang detsam mo
Be as limitless as their karma and harmful emotions!
The Benefits of Making Aspirations
1. The Benefits of Making Aspirations in General


gangyang chok chshying nam tayepa
Whoever hears this king of dedication prayers,


rinchen gyen tgyalwa nam la pul
And yearns for supreme enlightenment,


lha dang mi yi dewchok nam kyang
Who even once arouses faith,


shying gi dul nykalpar pulwa b
Will gain true merit greater still

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gang gi ngowgyalpo di tn
Than by offering the victorious Buddhas


changchub chok gi jesu rab mshing
Infinite pure realms in every directions, all ornamented with jewels,


len chik tsam yang depa kyepa na
Or offering them all the highest joys of gods and humans


snam dampchok tu di gyur ro
For as many aeons as there are atoms in those realms.
2. The Thirteen Benefits in Detail


gang gi zangchmnlam di tabp
Whoever truly makes this Aspiration to Good Actions,


dni ngensong tamchpongwar gyur
Will be never again be born in lower realms;


dni drokpo ngenpa pangwa yin
They will be free from harmful companions, and


nangwa taydeyang dnyur tong
Soon behold the Buddha of Boundless Light.


dedak nyepa rab nydewar tso
They will acquire all kind of benefits, and live in happiness;

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mitsdir yang dedak lekpar ong
Even in this present life all will go well,


kuntuzangpo deyang chindrawar
And before long,


dedak ringpor mitok deshyin gyur
They will become just like Samantabhadra.


tsammngapo dak gi dikpa nam
All negative actseven the five of immediate retribution


gang gi mishe wang gi jepa dak
Whatever they have committed in the grip of ignorance,


dyi zangpo chpa di jna
Will soon be completely purified,


nyurdu mal yongsu jangwar gyur
If they recite this Aspiration to Good Actions.


yeshe dang ni zuk dang tsen nam dang
They will possess perfect wisdom, beauty, and excellent signs,


rik dang khadok nam dang denpar gyur
Be born in a good family, and with a radiant appearance.


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d dang mutek mangpdmitub


Demons and heretics will never harm them,


jikten sumpo kn na ang chpar gyur
And all three worlds will honour them with offerings.


changchub shingwang drung du dnyur dro
They will quickly go beneath the bodhi-tree,


song nsemchen pen chir der duk t
And there, they will sit, to benefit all sentient beings, then


changchub sangye khorlo rabtu kor
Awaken into enlightenment, turn the wheel of Dharma,


d nam ddang chepa tamchtul
And tame Mra with all his hordes.
3. The Benefits in Brief


gangyang zangpo chpmnlam di
The full result of keeping, teaching, or reading


changwa dang ni tn tam lok na yang
This Prayer of Aspiration to Good Actions


dyi nampar minpa ang sangye khyen
Is known to the buddhas alone:


changchub chok la somnyi majchik
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Have no doubt: supreme enlightenment will be yours!


Dedication of the Merits of this Meritorious Aspiration
1. Dedication that Follows the Bodhisattvas


jampal pawjitar khyenpa dang
Just as the warrior Majur attained omniscience,


kuntuzangpo deyang deshyin t
And Samantabhadra too


dedak kn gyi jesu dak lob chir
All these merits now I dedicate


gewa didak tamchrabtu ngo
To train and follow in their footsteps.
2. Dedication that Follows the Buddhas


d sum shekpgyalwa tamchkyi
As all the victorious buddhas of past, present and future


ngowa gangla chok tu ngakpa d
Praise dedication as supreme,


dak gi gewtsawa di kn kyang
So now I dedicate all these roots of virtue


zangpo chchir rabtu ngowar gyi
For all beings to perfect Good Actions.
3. Dedication towards Actualizing the Result
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dak ni chiwd jgyurpa na
When it is time for me to die,


dribpa tamchdak ni chir sal t
Let all that obscures me fade away, so


ngnsum nangwa taydtong n
I look on Amitbha, there in person,


dewachen gyi shying der rabtu dro
And go at once to his pure land of Sukhvat.


der song nni mnlam didak kyang
In that pure land, may I actualize every single one


tamchmal ngn du gyurwar shok
Of all these aspirations!


dedak mal dak gi yongsu kang
May I fulfil them, each and every one,


jikten jisi semchen penpar gyi
And bring help to beings for as long as the universe remains!
4. Dedication towards Receiving a Prophecy from the Buddhas


gyalwkyilkhor zang shying gawa der
Born there in a beautiful lotus flower,

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pemo dampa shintu dzlky
In that excellent and joyous buddha realm,


nangwa taygyalwngnsum du
May the Buddha Amitbha himself


lungtenpa yang dak gi der tob shok
Grant me the prophecy foretelling my enlightenment!
5. Dedication towards Serving Others


der ni dak gi lungten rab tob n
Having received the prophecy there,


trulpa mangpo jewa trak gya yi
With my billions of emanations,


lo yi tob kyi chok chu nam su yang
Sent out through the power of my mind,


semchen nam la penpa mangpo gyi
May I bring enormous benefit to sentient beings, in all the ten
directions!
Conclusion


zangpo chpmnlam tabpa yi
Through whatever small virtues I have gained


gewa chungzdak gi chi sakpa
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By reciting this Aspiration to Good Actions,


dni drowmnlam gewa nam
May the virtuous wishes of all beings prayers and aspirations


kechik chik gi tamchjorwar shok
All be instantly accomplished!


gangyang zangpo chpa di ngp
Through the true and boundless merit


snam taydampa gang tob d
Attained by dedicating this Aspiration to Good Actions,


drowa dukngal chuwor jingwa nam
May all those now drowning in the ocean of suffering,


pakmepnrab tobpar shok
Reach the supreme realm of Amitbha!


mnlam gyalpo didak chok gi tso
May this King of Aspirations bring about


taydrowa kn la pen jching
The supreme aim and benefit of all infinite sentient beings;


kuntuzangpgyenpshyung drub t
May they perfect what is described in this holy prayer, uttered by
Samantabhadra!
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ngensong nnam mal tong war shok
May the lower realms be entirely emptied!


Varja Speech for Accomplishing All Wishes


SANGYE KU SUM NYEI PAI JIN LAB DANG

By the blessing of the Buddha who has obtained the three


enlightened bodies,


CHO NYI MI GYUR DEN PAI JIN LAB DANG

By the blessings of the truth of the unchanging nature of phenomena


GEN DUN MI CHED DUN PAI JIN LAB KYI

By the blessing of no separating from the harmonious sangha,


JI TAR NGO WAR MON LAM DRUB PAR SHOG

May this prayer be fulfilled just as it is made!



TAD YA THA PAN TSA DRI YA
AH WA BODHI NA YA SO HA

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The Essence of The Ocean of Aspiration
The Day of Attaining the Realm of amantabhadra


DRANG YE TSOG ZUNG PAL GYI TRUN PAI KU

The enlightened body realized by the accumulation of two boundless merits,


YEN LAG DRUG CHU DEN PA TSANG JANG SUNG

the enlightened speech that perfectly resounds in the form of sixty branches
and divisions of the Sanskrit vows and consonants,


TOB CHUI YON TEN KUN NE DZOG PAI THUG

the enlightened mind that possesses the ten powers to acquire all-encompassing
virtues,


THUB WANG LHA YI LHA CHOG GONG SU SOL

to the compassionate King of Supremacy, I pray for your grace,


DUG NGAL SUM GYI CHE CHOR NAR PAI TSOG

those sentient beings who fell victim to the three excruciating sufferings,


GANG GI TSE CHEN THUG JE NYI BAR ZUNG

who would hold them dear to protect them with great loving-kindness?


DUN NEY DOD PA YID SHEN JO WAY CHER

In order to fulfill the wish of benefiting oneself and others,


LA MED JANG CHUB CHOG TU THUG KYED TAR

I generate the most supreme, unsurpassed bodhicitta,

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DAG KYANG KHA NYAM DRO KUN MA TONG BAR

until the exhaustion of oneself and all other sentient beings as vast as space,


RANG DON ZHI DEI PAL LA MI CHAG PAR

I shall abandon the act of self-benefiting pleasure and solitude,


ZHEN PHEN LHAG PAI SAM JOD GYEN ZHIN TEN

And adorn myself with the genuine act of altruism,


JUG PAR JAO SID PAI DRONG KHYER LA

(I shall) enter the enormous city of Three Existence.


KYE WA KUN TU YAB CHIG KHYEN PAI TER

Manjushri, who embodies the profound wisdom treasure, (my) sole father of all
lifetimes,


JAM PAL PA WOI GYE ZHIN JE SU ZUNG

the great spiritual warrior who accepts (me) with utter delight,


KUN TU ZANG POI MON LAM LE TEN PAI

according to the great aspiration of bodhisattva Samantabhadra,


JANB CHUB CHOD PA GYA TSO THAR CHIN SHOG

may I fulfill the ocean-like enlightened deeds of bodhisattvas!


MA ONG NAM DREN GU GYA GU CHU DRUG

When the nine-hundred and ninety-six prophesied teachers appear in future


times,


ZHING DIR NGON TSANG GYA WAI TSUL TON TSE

who will manifest the awakening of their enlightened mind in this realm,

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TAG TU ZHAB DRING NYER NE CHOG TU GYUR

may I follow their footsteps and become their supreme disciple!


LAB CHEN TRIN LE PEL WAI THU THOB SHOG

May I be granted the mighty power to expand the enlightened career!


ZANG NGEN LE KYI DREL WAI SEM CHEN NAM

All beings who have either positive or negative connection with me,


TSE DI PHO TSE DE CHEN ZHING DU KYE

may they take rebirth in the Pureland of Great Bliss at the end of this life!


OD TSAN TONG BAR SUNG GI LUNG TON THOB

May they receive direct prophecy from the words of Buddha Amitabha!


KHYEN TSE NU PAI TSAL CHEN DZOG PAR SHOG

May the magnificent power of wisdom and compassion fulfill all wishes!


DRI MED GYAL TON DAR ZHING YUN DU NE

May the stainless, sacred teaching remain in the world and be forever
prosperous!


RI MED DRO NAM PHEN DEI PAL GYI TSOG

May all sentient beings enjoy the supreme joy of victory without exception!


DU KUN YID LA MON PA DI KHO NA

May this aspiration forever present in my mind as my sole concern!


THUN GYUR SUNG GI WUG JUNG DENG DIR TSOL

Please bestow your blessing as the support of sacred speech.

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TRA SHI GANG ZHIG PHUN TSOG DE ZHII TER

Such auspiciousness is the so called four perfect classes of treasure,


MA LU KYE GUI NYER TSOI SO SU MIN

(It is) the supreme medicine that sustains and accomplishes the livelihood of all
beings,


MI SHI GUD PA TSAL KYANG MI NYED PAI

obstacles and declinations are nowhere to be found,


GE LEG NANG WEI SA SUM KYAB PAR SHOG

may the glorious luminosity excel over the three worlds!




Thus it is said by Awang Lodro Tsongmed on the vajra throne in the principle
location of the Land of Dharma, in front of Buddha Shakyamunis holy throne
solemnly adorned by the bodhi trees. May the blessings of Buddhas and
bodhisattvas accomplish all wishes? Disciple So Darge copied and edited from
the recording, who also aspired as such. How wonderful! The ninth month of
the Year of Iron Horse. (November 29th, 1990)
Note: The four classes of treasure refers to wealth, pleasure, supreme
Dharma, and liberation. The former two are the cause and result of mundane
happiness, while the latter two are that of ultimate happiness.
English translation made by Dechen Khandro in San Jose, California, U.S.A.
at Dechen Rang Dharma Center, July, 2011.

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The Oral Transmission that Delights the Dharma Kings:
A Prayer of Aspiration for the Increase of
the Teachings of Early Translation School
By Mipham Rinpoche

The aspiration prayer, entitled The Oral Transmission that Delights the Dharma Kings, is
a prayer for the teachings of the Early Translation School to flourish. Now, in these final
days, one is endowed with immeasurable merit by invoking the mindstreams of the deities of
the Three Roots and developing enlightened intent even once, thinking May the precious
essence of the teachings flourish! Completely perfecting the aspiration prayers made by
the heirs of Victorious Ones, in all rebirths one will meet with the teachings of Victorious
Ones and the essence of those teachings. By holding to, protecting and propagating that
essence, one will swiftly experience omniscient timeless awareness. This is particularly
necessary on special occasions, notably when large groups gather, so fortunate people
should formulate a prayer of aspiration in the following way.

NAMO

Homage!


CHOK CHUI DE WAR SHEK PA SEI DANG CHEI

O Sugatas of the ten directions and your heirs,


KHYED PAR NYAM MED SHA KYAI GYAL PO DANG

and especially the incomparable King of the Shakyas,


GYAL SEI GYED DANG NEI TEN PAK PAI TSOK

the eight sons of Victorious Ones and hosts of exalted arhats,

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KHYEN TSEI DAG NYID CHOG NAM GONG SU SOL

sublime embodiments of wisdom and love, heed me!


PEN DEI JUNG NEI TEN PA RIN PO CHE

The precious teachings, the source of benefit and happiness,


TON DANG SEM PA PAK PA CHOG NAM KYI

are the goal that Buddas, Bodhisattvas and other sublime and exalted ones


YANG YANG KA WEI TSAL ZHING NAG PAI DON

have sought with hardship and contemplated again and again


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


KHEN LOB CHO GYAL TRUL PAI LO PEN DANG

The abbot, the master, the Dharma king, translators and scholars


KA TER RIG DZIN GYUD PA YI DAM LHA

who are enlightened emanations, rigdzin lineage holders of kama and terma
traditions,


MA GON ZA DOR GYUD SUM DREK PAI TSOK

Ekadzati, Maning Nagpo, Rahula, Dorje Leegpa and hosts of the three lineages
of arrogant ones,


NGA GYUR TSA SUM LHA TSOK GONG SU SOL

hosts of deities, the Three Roots of the early translation school, heed me!


TUB TEN DO DANG NGAK KYI TSUL TA DAG

The teachings of the Sage, the limitless methods of sutra and tantra,

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GANG CHEN JONG SU TSE WEI DRANG GYUR PA

were brought with loving care to the Land of Snows,


CHEI CHER PEL WAI DOR JEI DAM GONG NEI

so remember your vajra oath to ensure that they increase greatly.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


CHOK DU GYAL WAI KU SUNG TUK DORJE

Through the vajra body, speech and mind of Victorious Ones of all directions
and times,


RIK SUM SEM PAI GYU TRUL ROL MO YI

the harmonious magical display of the Bodhisattvas of the three families,


GANG CHEN PEN DEI NYI MA SAL WAR DZED

the sun of benefit and happiness illuminates the Land of Snows.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


GYAL DANG GYAL SEI PAK PA CHEN POI TSOK

The hosts of Victorious Ones, their heirs and other exalted ones


SAM ZHIN TRUL PAI DO GAR NYER ZUNG NEI

participated in a drama of conscious emanations,


DRI MED GYAL TEN NOR BUI GYAL TSEN DRENG

raising the jeweled victory banner of the flawless teachings of the Victorious
Ones.

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TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


TUN MONG TUN MIN ZHUNG KUN RANG WANG GI

With mastery over all the ordinary and extraordinary scriptural sources,


MA NOR GYUR ZHU TEN LA PAB PA YI

they translated, edited and codified these without error


GANG JONG NANG WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

so that the great doorway to illumination was opened for the first time in the
Land of Snows.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


KAL ZANG DUL CHEI DO DANG NGAK KYI TSUL

Those fortunate ones to be tamed put the methods of sutra and tantra


NYAM SU LEN LA ZHEN DRING MI JOG PAR

into practice without having to depend on any other source


KA DANG GONG PA DREL WAI ZHUNG KUN DZOK

and completely mastered all the main texts containing the words of the Buddha
and the great commentaries on their intent.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


DEN SUNG KA YI GYA TSO CHEN PO LA

The vast ocean of the Buddhas words that expound the truth

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ZAB MOI CHO TER NOR BU NGON PAR DZEI

is enriched by the gemlike treasures of profound teachings,


DO DANG NGAK KYI LAM ZANG ZUNG DU DREL

integrating the noble paths of sutra and tantra.


TSO KYE GRAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


MED CHUNG ZA HOR KHEN POI CHOK PA DANG

The conduct of the superb scholar of Zahor


TSUNG MED PAL DEN LU YI TA WA NYI

and the view of the incomparable and glorious Nagarjuna


ZUNG DREL GYUD PAI KA SOL CHAG GYEI TAB

are sealed together to form an integrated oral tradition.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


SAB MO NANG GYUD DE SUM GONG PAI CHUD

The vital essence of enlightened intent, the three profound categories of tantra,


TUN MIN MEN NGAK SANG WAI LAM CHOG NEI

is extraordinary and intimate advice, the sublime and secret path,


JA LU CHO KUR SHEK PAI NGO TSAR BAR

out of which blazes the marvel of rainbow body, the attainment of Dharmakaya.


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TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


RAB JAM ZHI TROI KHYAB DAG DRUB DE GYED

The sovereign lords of the entire vast array of peaceful and wrathful deities are
those of the eight categories of sadhana practice,


KA BAB RIG DZIN SO SOI GONG CHUD DANG

the lineages of which fell to the eight rigdzins and became their minds essence.


KUN DU PADMAI KA SOL CHIG TU KHYIL

These transmissions, along with the lineage of Padma that combines them all,
comprise a single tradition.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born victorious One flourish!


GYU DANG DREI BU SANG NGAK TEG PA CHE

The approach based on causes and the supreme Secret Mantrayana based on
results,


TSANG LA MA NOR RIG DZIN GYUD PAI LUNG

complete and without error, are the spiritual transmission of the lineage of
rigdzins,


DA KII ZHAL GYI DROD LANG TO LE WA

the warm, steamy breath from the mouths of the dakinis.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


DOR JE CHANG GI GONG DON DUD TSII CHUD

The essence of nectar, the ultimate meaning intended by Vajradhara,

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KHEI DRUB CHE WAI ZHAL NEI NYEN DU GYUD

has been transmitted in and oral lineage from mouth to ear by millions of
learned siddhas,


TOG GE NGEN PAI RANG ZO MA LED PA

uncorrupted by the fabrications of mean-spirited pedantry.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


SER ZHING NOR BUI TREI PAI YON GYI KYANG

Not even a field of gold studded with gems could


MI GUK YING KYI KHAN DROI TUK DZOD CHO

buy the Dharma, the heart treasure of the dakinis of basic space


TSE WEI JEI JUG KAL PA KHO NAR TRAM

which is lovingly revealed by them only to the fortunate.


TSO KEY GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


NGO WO KA NEI DAG PAI YE SHE LA

Within the essence of being, originally pure timeless awareness,


RANG ZHIN LUN GYI DRUB PAI DANG SHAR WEI

the nature of being arises as spontaneously present radiance.


LUN GOM SEM LEI DEI PAI DZOK PA CHE

Great perfection goes beyond a fools meditation based on ordinary mind.

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TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


YOD MED CHOK RER ZHEN PAI MIK TED ZHIG

Any focus of attention that fixates on either extreme, existence or nonexistence,


TAR DZIN TA WAI DZIN TANG DRUNG NEI CHUNG

is undermined; any way in which one holds a view that adheres to limitations is
uprooted.


ZHI LAM DREI BU NANG TONG ZUNG DU JUG

Ground, path and fruition are the primordial union of form and emptiness.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


DU SUM GYAL WAI GONG PA TAR TUG DON

The consummate and ultimate meaning intended by Victorious Ones of the


three times


ZAB ZHI TRO DRAL OD SAL DU MA CHEI

is profound peace, free of elaboration, utterly lucid and uncompounded.


RIG TONG ME SHIK DOR JE DRUB PAI TA

This is the union in intrinsic awareness and emptiness, the doctrine of the
indestructible vajra.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


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MANG DU TO PA LUNG GI TRIN TRIK SHING

The clouds of spiritual transmission gather as extensive teachings are heard.


PA ROL GOL JOM RIG PAI LOG TRENG BAR

The lightning chain of intrinsic awareness flashes and overcomes the


challenges of opponents.


MEN NGAK NED KYI DUD TSI NYING LA SIM

The nectar of the key points of intimate advice refreshes the heart.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


MED CHUNG A TI YO GAI SANG LAM NEI

Through the secret path of superb atiyoga,


MA LU GYAL WA KUN GYI YE SHE KU

the embodiment of timeless awareness of all Victorious Ones without


exception


KHYAB DAG JAM PAL DOR JER RAB DRUB PA

is totally embodied as the sovereign lord Manjushri Vajra.


TSO DYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


YANG DAG TSED MA SUM GYI NGA RO YI

The roar of the three authentic standards of correct reasoning


TA MEN RI DAK TSOK NAM TRAB DZED PA

terrifies the droves of lesser animals who hold inferior views,


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TEG CHOG SENG GEI DRA YANG SA SUM KHYAB

as the melodious sound of the lion of the supreme approach pervades the three
planes of existence.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


GYAL TEN YONG SU DZOK PAI GO ZANG TSER

Above the brocade banner of the completely perfect teachings of the Victorious
One,


OD SAL DOR JE NYING POI TOG DZEI PA

the vajra heart essence of utter lucidity makes a lovely pinnacle.


CHOK LEI NAM PAR GYAL WAI GYAL TSEN TO

This is a lofty victory banner triumphant in every direction.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


DAG SOK DENG NEI DRO WA JA SID DU

From this time onward, as long as there are beings,


TEN DANG TEN PAI NYING PO YONG DZOK PA

in all realms throughout space I and others will follow, preserve and propagate


KHA KHYAB ZHING DU DZIN KYONG PEL WA YI

these teachings and their completely perfect essence.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


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DOR NA KHEI TSUN DRUB PAI NAM TAR GYI

In brief, through the life examples of learned, venerable and accomplished


masters,


GYAL TEN PEL WAI TRIN LEI KHA KHYAB PAI

may those who spread the teachings of the Victorious Ones enact enlightened
activity throughout space.


TEN DZIN DAM PEI SA TENG YONG GANG NEI

May these holy masters who uphold the teachings completely cover the surface
of the earth.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!


PAL DEN LA MAI KU TSE RAB TEN CHING

May the lives of glorious lamas be long,


TEN PAI JIN DAG NGA TANG DAR WA YI

and may the wealth and power of benefactors of the teachings increase


CHO SID MI NUB NOR BUI GYAL TSEN DRENG

so that the jeweled victory banner of undiminished spiritual and worldly


prosperity is raised.


TSO KYE GYAL WAI TEN PA GYEI GYUR CHIG

May the teachings of the Lake-Born Victorious One flourish!

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The early translation school, known as Nyingma, constitutes the teachings of the Victorious
Onee born in the lake of the immortality within a lotus, the glorious Buddha Padma, the
essence of all Victorious Ones. Since it is foremost among the complete range of the
teachings of Victorious Ones, it has many great and profound key points, and its totally pure
view and meditation make it the most sublime of the noble paths that delight Victorious
Ones. Recognizing this, fortunate individualsas though polishing a precious jewel and
honoring it by placing it on top of a victory bannershould engage in powerful blessing of
enlightened activity, explaining, debating and commenting on these teachings. With this,
they accept the task of causing them to flourish and increase in every direction. In order to
provide an auspicious condition for their task to be accomplished according to their wishes,
I, Mipham Jamyang Namgyal Gyatso, have written these words of aspiration. With a
completely sincere and altruistic concern for the Nyingma teachings, I have written down
whatever came to mind during my midday meditation session in a virtuous place and at a
virtuous time. May virtue and excellence flourish! Magalam! Good fortune!

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Brief Prayer To Be Reborn
In The Blissful Pure Land Of Amitabha

Eh Ma Ho!

NGO TSAR SANG GYE NANG WA THA YE DANG

YE SU JO WO THUG JE CHEN PO DANG

YON DU SEM PA THUB CHEN THOB NAM LA

SANG GYE CHANG SEM PAG ME KHOR GYI KOR

DE KYID NGO TSAR PAG TU ME PA YI

DE WA CHEN ZHE CHA WAI SHING KHAM DER

DAG ZHEN DI NE TSHE PHO GYUR MA THAG

KYE WA ZHEN GYI BAR MA CHO PA RU

DE RU KYI NE NANG THAI ZHEL THONG SHOG

DE KE DAG GI MON LAM TAB PA DI

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CHOG CHU SANG GYE CHANG SEM THAM CHE KYI

GEG ME DRUB PAR JIN GYI LAB TU SOL

TE YA TA PANTSA DRI YA AH WA BO DHA NA YA SO HA

Eh Ma Ho!
In the center is the marvelous Buddha Amitabha of Boundless Light,
On the right side is the Lord of Great Compassion And on the left is Vajrapani,
the Lord of Powerful Means. All are surrounded by limitless Buddhas and
bodhisattvas. Immeasurable peace and happiness is the blissful pureland of
Dewachen. When I and all beings pass from samsara, May we be born there
without taking samsaric rebirth. May we have the blessing of meeting
Amitabha face to face.By the power and blessings of the buddhas and
bodhisattvas of the ten directions, May we attain this aspiration without
hindrance.
TE YA TA PANTSA DRI YA AH WA BO DHA NA YA SO HA

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Special Prayer of Aspiration


gangdu kyepkyewa tamchdu
In all my lives, wherever I am born,


tori ynten dnden tobpar shok
May I obtain the seven qualities of birth in higher realms.1


Ky-mataktu chdang trgyur ching
As soon as I am born, may I meet the Dharma,


tsulshyin drubprangwang ypar shok
And have the freedom to practise it correctly.


der yang lama dampa nyjching
Then, may I please the noble lama,


nyin dang tsen du chla chpar shok
And put the Dharma into action day and night.


chtok nni nyingpdn drub t
May I realize the Dharma, actualize its innermost meaning,


tsder sipgyatso galwar shok
And so cross the ocean of existence in this very life.

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sipar dampchrab tnjching
May I teach the sacred Dharma to beings wandering in sasra,


shyenpen drub la kyo ngal mepar shok
And never tire or weary of working to help others.


lab chen shyendn chokri mepa yi
Through my vast and impartial service to others,


tamchchamchik sangye tobpar shok
May all beings attain buddhahood together, as one!
[1]The seven qualities of birth in higher realms are: long life, freedom from ill-health, a
beautiful form, good fortune, high birth, great riches, and great wisdom. This final prayer is
by Longchen Rabjam.

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The Secret Vajra Knot:
An Aspiration Prayer of the Three Yogas
by Minling Terchen Rigdzin GyurmDorj


lama yidam lhatsok gong su sol
Lamas and hosts of yidam deities, turn your attention towards us!


deng dir tsnpdrubpgewa dang
These positive actions we have accomplished through our efforts today,


d sum sak dang ypgewa nam
All the merit we accumulate throughout the three times and all the virtue that
exists,


dom tlamchangchub chenpor ngo
All gathered together, we now dedicate towards great and unsurpassed
awakening!


deng nchangchub nyingpor chi kyi bar
From now until we reach the heart of enlightenment,


rik zang losal ngagyal mepa dang
May we be born in a good family, be intelligent and free from pride,


nyingjchshying lama la g den
May we have great compassion, and devotion to the teacher,

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palden dorjtek la ngnshok
And confidently follow the glorious Vajra Vehicle!


wang gi min ching damtsik dompar den
Matured through empowerment and keeping the commitments of samaya,


rim nyi lam la nyendrub tarchin n

On the path of the two stages1 may we complete approach and


accomplishment,


kawa mepar rigdzin gopang dr

May we attain the vidydhara levels2 without difficulty,


ngdrub nam nyi delak drub gyur chik
And easily achieve the two types of accomplishment!


chir nang gyutrul drawkhorlor dzok

May all appearances be realized as perfect, the mandala of the Net of Magical Illusion,


drakpa tamchjdral ngak kyi dra
All sounds as the inexpressible sound of mantra,


sem kyi gyuwa rangrig dmaj
All movement of mind as uncompounded self-knowing awareness,


dechen dudral mepar ngngyur shok
And may we realize the great bliss that is beyond union and separation!

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nyamchak tok drib mapang nsu dak
Without rejecting impairments and breakages, thoughts and obscurations, may
they be purified in their own state.


chi nang sangwa yermtokpkang
Through realizing outer, inner and secret to be inseparable, may the samaya
commitments be fulfilled.


gangshar rangdrol kunzang long yang su
May whatever arises in the mind be liberated by itself in the vast expanse of
Kuntuzangpo,


ngensong dongtruk sishyi nyam gyur chik
May the lower realms be emptied from their depths, and may we realize the
equality of sasra and nirva!


tiklchenpor ku dang shyingkham dzok
Within the Great Sphere the kyas and buddha-fields are perfectly complete,


damtsik chenpor panglang tsenma dak
Within the Great Samaya the concepts of abandoning and adopting are purified,


khyabdal chenpor redok dpa drol
Within the Great All-Pervasiveness the knot of hope and fear is loosed,


dzogpachenpor chku ngngyur shok
Within the Great Perfection may we actualize the dharmakya!


gypa sum gyi jinlab nying la shyuk

May the blessings of the three lineages3 enter our hearts,

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gyutrul drawlam sang sem la dzok

And the secret path of the Net of Magical Illusion be perfected in our minds.


trinlnam shyi lhn gyi drubpa yi
Through the spontaneous accomplishment of the four activities,


muta mepdrowa drolwar shok
May we liberate the infinity of beings!


shyitro trulpkhorllung tn shying
May the mandalas of peaceful and wrathful emanations guide us with
predictions,


khandro nam kyi bu shyin kyongwa dang
The kins protect us as their own child,


chkyong sungmbarchkn sal n
And the Dharma protectors and guardians dispel all obstacles;


yi la mnpa tadak drub gyur chik
May all our aspirations be fulfilled!


gyalwtenpa dar shying gyepa dang
May the teachings of the buddhas flourish and spread far and wide,


tendzin nam kyi shyepdn kn drub
May the aspirations of all the holders of the teachings be fulfilled,

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mal kyeg galkyen kn shyi shying
May each and every being be freed from all adversity,


pntsok tadak yishyin jor gyur chik
And may they receive all that is excellent just as they desire!
1. This could refer to the generation and completion phases, or to the conceptual phase of
yogic practices related to the subtle channels, inner air and essences and the nonconceptual phase of the actual nature of clear light. It could also refer to the two stages of
Dzogchen practice, tgal, the stage with appearances, and trekch, the stage without
appearances. See Lagla Snam Chdrup, Collected Works, volume 3, page 366.
2. The four levels of a vidydhara are: fully matured vidydhara, vidydhara with power
over life, mahmudr vidydhara and spontaneously accomplished vidydhara. According
to Lagla Snam Chdrup the first two correspond to the path of seeing, the third to the path
of meditation and the fourth to the path of no-more-learning.
3. The three lineages (Tib. gysum) are: the mind transmission of the Buddhas, the sign
transmission of the vidydharas, and the oral transmission of realized beings.

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Prayer to the Guru to be Taken Care of Throughout All Lifetimes


DU SUM SHEG PAI GYAL WA THAM CHE KUN

The victorious ones of the three times who have Gone to Bliss


RANG NGOR SHE NYEN CHOG GI KUR NANG WA

appear to me in the form of a sublime teacher


KA TRIN TSHUNG DRAL YON TEN GYA TSOI TER

holding the treasure of ocean-like qualities, your kindness is unequalled.


YI ZHIN NOR BU KHYE LA SOL WA DEB

I pray to you, the precious wish-fulfilling gem!


KHYE KYI DRO DUL THAB KHE CHOE PA NI

Whatever varied skillful methods and activities


NAM PA NA TSOG JI TAR TEN JE KYANG

you employ to tame beings,


KYE CHIG TSAM YANG LOG TA MI KYE WAR

wrong views do not arise for even an instant,


JI DZE LEG PAR THONG WAR JIN GYI LOB

please bless me to perceive your every action as perfect!


GANG GI TSE WAR DAM PAI SUNG ZANG LE

Whatever wonderful instructions you have given me,

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TSHIG ZUR TSAM YANG GONG PAR ME JE CHING

I will not violate even a single word of advice;


BUM PA GANG JOI TSUL GYI JIN LAB KUN

May all your blessings be transferred to me


MA LU DAD DI GYUE LA PHO WAR SHOG

as the entire contents of one vase are poured into another.


GON KHYOE DAG DANG MA DAG ZHING NAM SU

When you, the protector, display your magical manifestations


NA TSOG TRUL PAI ROL GAR NGOM PAI TSE

In the pure and non-pure realms of existence,


DAG KYANG KHYOE KYI ZHAB DRING CHOG GYUR NE

may I be born as your supreme servant and


JANG CHUB CHOE LA NYAM DU JUG PAR SHOG

follow you in the bodhisattva conduct!


NAM ZHIG RANG NANG DAG PAI ZHING CHOG TU

When you will display the activity of achieving enlightenment


JE KHYOE NGON TSANG GYA WAI TSUL TON TSE

in the self-appearing pure and sublime realm,


DAG KYANG DUE PA DANG POI DRAL KHOE DE

may I be born as the first among your disciples

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TRIN LE PEL WAI JE PO CHOG TU MON

and become the supreme one who increases your virtuous activities!


DOR NA DA NE KYE WA THAM CHE DU

In short, may I never be separated from you, supreme and only object of refuge.


KYAB CHIG DAM PA KHYE DANG MI DRAL ZHING

In all my future lifetimes,


JANG CHUB THOB KYANG RIG KYI DAG PO RU

even should I achieve enlightenment, may you become my root teacher


GYUR NE DRO KHAM DONG NE TRUG PAR SHOG

and liberate all beings from the pit of samsara.


Although Rigdrol, the noble son who had followed me throughout my life, requested mean
old man whose time is coming to an endto write this supplication To Be Cared for
Throughout All Lifetimes as his main focus of practice, out of all my teachings, for his
entire life. Stout and heavy as I am, I could go on with lengthy and elaborate composition.
However, my stomach had been hurting due to improper diet, my fingers went numb due to
insufficient clothing to keep warm, plus the nostalgia from being alone and away from
families and friends. Therefore there is no need to go on any further with meaningless
words.Tormented by extreme cold, with my fingers frozen and rigid, I, Ngawang Lodroe
Tsungme, wrote this at Wu Tai Shan.

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A Long Life Prayer for Dakini Muntso Rinpoche
called The Great Treasure of Blessings

OM SVASTI


YE TONG DOE MAI RANG TSAL GAG ME DU

May it be auspicious! From the empty space of the primordial ground, the
eternally self-generating dynamics


LHUN DRUB ROL KUI DZE PA BUM TRO WAI

spontaneously manifest boundless number of supreme kayas like a


mesmerizing dance,


TSA SUM GYAL WA GYA TSOI TRIN LE KYI

with the strength of the ocean-like enlightened activities set forth by the Three
Roots of Buddha,


GE LEG JIN CHEN PHOB PAI SHI PA TSOL

may you kindly bestow the great blessings of extraordinary auspiciousness!

MU MED SID TSOR LHUNG WAI NYAM THAG DROR

To beings who fell into and endure sufferings in the boundless ocean of
samsara,


DAG PAI YE SHE NANG WA CHOG TSOL ZHING

please bestow the supreme illumination of pure wisdom.


TSON JUNG LHA MO GYE PAI NYAN GYUR TONG

You, the ocean-born goddess, with pleasing voice like the melodic sound of
ocean waves,

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DROG KHA JE TSUN MA LA SOL WA DEB

to the most eloquent supreme Dakini, I pray.


KU TSE MI GYUR DOR JEI SHI SU TON

May your body and lifespan remain as eternal as the indestructible Vajra!


TRIN LE DZOE PEI CHOG KYI KHOR LOR KHYUB

May your enlightened activities reach the corner of all directions!


NYER TREL CHOE YON DAM TSIG TSENG MA YI

With the power of connection made through offerings and observance of pure
disciplines,


TON DROI PHEN DE RING DU KYONG GYUR CHIG

may your teachings and enlightened activities be forever prosperous!


KYAB NEY GYAL POI THUG KYED ZAB MO DANG

With the power of your awakened bodhicitta, Lord Buddha, the object of my
refuge,


THU DAN TEN SUNG GYA TSOI NU THUI TOB

with the mighty strength of the ocean-like formidable protectors,


YO ME LHAG SAM DEN PAI RE MON LE
with the power of my genuine hope for your unwavering aspiration to benefit beings,


DOE DON DRUB PAI GE TSON BAR GYUR CHIG

may the blessings enhance the fulfillment of all your wishes!





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Eight Verses of Training The Mind


By Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa 1054 1123

With a determination to achieve the highest aim


For the benefit of all sentient beings
Which surpasses even the wish-fulfilling gem,
May I hold them dear at all times.
Whenever I interact with someone,
May I view myself as the lowest amongst all,
And, from the very depths of my heart,
Respectfully hold others as superior.
In all my deeds may I probe into my mind,
And as soon as mental and emotional afflictions ariseAs they endanger myself and othersMay I strongly confront them and avert them.
When I see beings of unpleasant character
Oppressed by strong negativity and suffering,
May I hold them dear-for they are rare to findAs if I have discovered a jewel treasure!
When others, out of jealousy
Treat me wrongly with abuse, slander, and scorn,
May I take upon myself the defeat
And offer to others the victory.
When someone whom I have helped,
Or in whom I have placed great hopes,
Mistreats me in extremely hurtful ways,
May I regard him still as my precious teacher.
In brief, may I offer benefit and joy
To all my mothers, both directly and indirectly,
May I quietly take upon myself
All hurts and pains of my mothers.
May all this remain undefiled
By the stains of the eight mundane concerns;
And may I, recognizing all things as illusion,
Devoid of clinging, be released from bondage.

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The Thirty-Seven Practices of Bodhisattvas


By Nglchu Thogme Zangpo
First Practice

The possession of this human base, this precious vessel so difficult to


obtain, in order to liberate others and ourselves from the ocean of
samsara, allows us to hear, reflect, and meditate day and night
without distractions. This is the practice of the bodhisattva.
Second Practice

Towards our friends and those we love run the waters of attachment,
towards our enemies burns the fire of aversion; in the obscurity of
ignorance, we lose sight of what should be abandoned and what
should be practised. Therefore, renunciation of ones country and
home is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Third Practice

When we abandon our harmful surroundings, our illusions diminish,


and because we have no distractions our practice of virtue develops
spontaneously, leaving us with a clear mind, our trust in the Dharma
grows. To live in solitude is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Fourth Practice

One day old and dear friends will separate, goods and riches obtained
by great effort will be left behind. Consciousness, a guest of the body,
this temporary dwelling, will depart. From this moment on, to
renounce all attachment to this life is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Fifth Practice

If we have harmful companions, the three poisons are increased, our


reflection and meditation becomes degraded; love and compassion
are destroyed. To abandon dangerous company is a practice of the
bodhisattva.
Sixth Practice

To rely on a spiritual friend who has eliminated all illusions, whose


competence in the teachings and practice is complete, and whose
qualities increase like the crescent moon; to cherish this perfect guru
more than ones own body is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Seventh Practice

How could the gods of this would possibly liberate us, being
themselves tied to the prison of samsara? Instead let us take refuge in
that on which we can rely. To take refuge in the Three Jewels is a
practice of the bodhisattva.
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Eighth Practice

The intolerable suffering of the lower realms is said by the Buddha to


be the fruit of karma, therefore never to commit unwise deeds is a
practice of the bodhisattva.
Ninth Practice

The happiness of the three worlds is like the dew on the tip of a blade
of grass, disappearing in an instant. To aspire to supreme, immutable
liberation is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Tenth Practice

Since beginningless time, our mothers took care of us with


tenderness. What use is our own happiness when they still suffer? To
generate bodhichitta in order to liberate infinite beings is a practice
of the bodhisattva.
Eleventh Practice

All suffering, without exception, comes from the desire for happiness
for oneself, while perfect buddahood is born from the desire to make
others happy. This is why completely exchanging ones happiness
for that of others is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Twelfth Practice

If, in the grip of violent desire or cruel necessity, an unfortunate


person steals our possessions or incites someone else to steal them, to
be full of compassion, to dedicate to this person or body, possessions,
and past, present and future merit, is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Thirteenth Practice

Even if we are beaten or tortured, we must not allow any aversion to


arise within us. To have great compassion for those poor beings who,
out of ignorance, mistreat us is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Fourteenth Practice

If, without reason, certain people slander us to the point where the
entire world is filled with their malicious gossip, to praise their
virtues lovingly is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Fifteenth Practice

If in the company of several people, one among them reveals a fault


that we would have liked hidden, not to become irritated with the one
who treats us in this manner but to consider him as a supreme guru is
a practice of the bodhisattva.

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Sixteenth Practice

If someone whom we have helped and protected as our own child


show only ingratitude and dislike in return, to have towards this
person the tender pity a mother has for her sick child is a practice of
the bodhisattva.
Seventeenth Practice

If someone who is your equal or someone who is obviously your


inferior despises you or out of arrogance attempts to debase you, to
respect him as your master is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Eighteenth Practice

When we are abandoned, overcome with sickness and worry, not to


become discouraged but to think of taking on all the wrongful actions
committed by others and suffering their consequences is a practice of
the bodhisattva.
Nineteenth Practice

When we enjoy a good reputation and the respect of everyone, the


wealth of Vaishravana, to see that the fruits of karma are without
substance and not to take pride in this observation is a practice of the
bodhisattva.
Twentieth Practice

Unless the aggression of our inner adversaries ceases, the more we


fight them the more they multiply. Similarly, until we have mastered
our own mind, negative forces will invade us. To discipline the mind
through love and compassion is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Twenty-first Practice

The nature of sense pleasures is like that of saltwater: the more we


drink, the more our thirst increases. To abandon the objects towards
which desire arises is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Twenty-second Practice

All that appears comes from an illusion of the mind and the mind
itself is from beginningless time without inherent existence, free
from the two extremes of manifestation (eternalism and nihilism) and
beyond all elaboration. To understand this nature (Tathata) and not to
conceive of subjects and objects as really existing is a practice of the
bodhisattva.

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Twenty-third Practice

When we encounter an attractive object, or something that pleases


our mind, we see it as beautiful and real, but actually it is empty as a
summer rainbow. To abandon attachment towards it is a practice of
the bodhisattva.
Twenty-Fourth Practice

Various sufferings are like those experienced from the death of an


only child in a dream. To take as truth that which is only a false
appearance is uselessly to exhaust the body and mind. When we meet
with unfavourable circumstances, to approach them thinking they are
only illusion is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Twenty-fifth Practice

If he who desires awakening must sacrifice his own body, his


precious human life, what need is there to mention external objects to
abandon? This is why practising generosity without hoping for a
reward or a karmic fruit is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Twenty-sixth Practice

If, lacking ethical discipline, we cannot realise our own intentions, to


want to fulfil the vows of other beings is simply a joke. To keep rules
and vows, not for a temporal and samsaric goal but in order to help
all sentient beings, is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Twenty-seventh Practice

For a Son (or Daughter) of the Buddha who desires the rewards of
virtuous merit, all adverse circumstances are a precious treasure for
they require the practice of kshanti (patience). To be perfectly patient,
without irritation or resentment towards anyone, is a practice of the
bodhisattva.
Twenty-eighth Practice

Even the Pratyekabuddhas and the Shravakas who are concerned


only with their own liberation make great efforts to obtain virya
(energy). To perfectly practise energy, the source of all qualities for
the benefit of all beings, is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Twenty-ninth Practice

In understanding that vipashyana in union with shamatha completely


destroys kleshas (desires, obstacles), to meditate on the dhyanas
which are beyond the four realms is a practice of the bodhisattva.

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Thirtieth Practice

Without prajna, the five preceding virtues cannot be called paramita


(excellent, perfect) and are incapable of leading us to Buddhahood.
To have the right view which perceives that the one who acts, the act,
and the one for whom we act completely lack inherent existence is a
practice of the bodhisattva.
Thirty-first Practice

Not to analyse our actions and feelings allows desire to arise. To


examine our errors and faults in order to separate ourselves from
them completely is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Thirty-second Practice

Never to criticise others or speak of the errors that those who are on
the path of the Mahayana may have committed is a practice is a
practice of the bodhisattva.
Thirty-third Practice

In order to receive offerings and be surrounded by respect, we fight


among ourselves in a spirit of competition to the detriment of our
attention towards study; our meditation slackens. To abandon all
attachment to the gifts of those who care for us is a practice of the
bodhisattva.
Thirty-fourth Practice

Harsh speech disturbs the mind of others, and our practice feels the
effects of this. To abandon all coarse and vulgar language, all harsh
speech and all idle chatter is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Thirty-fifth Practice

As we are accustomed to acting under the rule of our passions,


destroying them demands great effort. Mindfulness of these
(opposing forces) is the weapon that allows us to repel them
immediately. In short: whatever we do, in whatever circumstance or
conditions, always to be attentive to the situation that presents itself
and to the reaction that it awakens in our mind; this, with the
motivation of amending our behaviour for the well-being of all
sentient beings, is a practice of the bodhisattva.
Thirty-sixth Practice

To dedicate the merit that results from our efforts to obtain


Buddhahood, towards illumination through the wisdom of the view
of emptiness of the three realms of action and in order to overcome
the suffering of infinite beings, is a practice of the bodhisattva.
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Thirty-seventh Practice

The thirty-seventh practice is the explication given by Lama Thogsmed bsang-po of his work and his dedication of it.
Basing myself in the teachings of the Sutra, the Tantra and the
Shastra, I have grouped these Thirty-seven Practices of the Sons of
the Buddha for usage and for the benefit of those who would like to
follow their path.
Because of my limited understanding and my inadequate knowledge,
this composition lacks the poetry and elegance of the language that
the scholars revived, but as these teachings depend strictly on the
Sutra of the Supreme, I think that they reveal the practices of the
bodhisattva free of errors.
However, the immense course of action of the bodhisattvas is
difficult for someone of my level of ignorance to understand and
realise; I ask also of the Supreme Ones to practise patience towards
me and to pardon my imprecision and whatever contradictions and
inconsistencies may have crept into this text.
By the merit that I have obtained through this effort, as well as
through the power of the two Bodhicittas, the relative and the
ultimate, may all sentient beings, without remaining within the limits
of samsara and nirvana, become like Avalokiteshvara.

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The Three Principal Aspects of The Path


By Je Tsongkhapa

Homage to the most venerable teachers!


I shall explain here to the best of my ability:
The essential points of all the scriptures of the Conqueror;
The path acclaimed by all excellent bodhisattvas;
The gateway for the fortunate ones aspiring for liberation.
Those who are not attached to the joys of cyclic existence,
Who strive to make meaningful this life of leisure and apportunity,
And who place their trust in the path that pleases the Conquerors O fortunate ones, listen with an open heart.
Without pure renunciation there is no means to pacify
The yearning for the joys and fruits of samsaric ocean;
And as craving for existence chain us thoroughly,
At first search for a true renunciation.
By cultivating in mind that this human life is so hard to find
Yet has no time to spare, preoccupations with this life will cease;
By contemplating repeatedly the truth of karma and samsaric suffering,
Preoccupations with next life will come to cease.
As you habituate in this way and when not even an instant
Of admiration arises for the prosperities of cyclic existence,
And when the thought aspiring for liberation arises day and night,
At this point true renunciation has arisen.
Such renunciation too if it is not sustained
By pure awakening mind it will not become a cause
Of the perfect bliss of unexcelled enlightenment;
Therefore O intelligent ones, generate the excellent awakening mind.
Theyre being swept away constantly by four powerful rivers;
Theyre bound tightly with fetters of karma most difficult to escape;
Theyre trapped inside the iron mesh of self-grasping;
Theyre enveloped from everywhere by thick mists of ignorance;
They take birth within cyclic existence that has no end,
Where theyre endlessly tormented by the three sufferings.
By reflecting on all your mothers who suffer such conditions,
Please generate the supreme awakening mind.

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If you do not have the wisdom realising the ultimate nature,


Even if you gain familiarity with renunciation and awakening mind,
You will not be able to cut the root of samsaric existence;
So strive in the means of realizing dependent origination.
When with respect to all phenomena of samsara and nirvana,
You see that cause and effects never deceive their laws,
And when you have dismantled the focus of objectification,
At that point you have entered the path that pleases the Buddhas.
So long as the two understandings of appearance,
Which is undeceiving dependent origination,
And emptiness devoid of all theses remain separate,
So long you have not realized the intent of the Sage.
However at some point when, without alternation but at once,
The instant you see that dependent origination is undeceiving,
If the entire object of grasping at certitude is dismantled,
At that point your analysis of the view has culminated.
Furthermore when appearance dispels the extreme of existence,
And when emptiness dispels the extreme of non-existence,
And if you understand how emptiness arises as cause and effect,
You will never be captivated by views grasping at extremes.
Thus when you have understood as they are
The essentials of the three principal aspects of the path,
O son, seek solitude and by enhancing the power of perseverance,
Swiftly accomplish your ultimate aspiration.
This advice was given by the monk Lobsang Drakpai Pal to Ngawang Drakpa, a leading
person of Tsakho region.

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