Supplication to the Glorious Lama, the Original Protector

Namo ratna trayaya.

Glorious Lama, the original protector,
Essence of the ocean of kayas and wisdoms
Of all the Victorious Ones and spiritual heirs whose numbers fill space,
To you I pray:  May my aspiration prayers be completely accomplished.

Seeing cities of the six kinds of beings like a watermill’s rim,
In constant movement, a land of suffering,
Like a city of cannibals or a forest of razors—
May sincere renunciation arise from within me!

Knowing this dream-like wheel of life’s entire glory and wealth
To be fake and untrue, like an illusion,
May I never undertake these activities,
Like ephemeral rainbows in space!

May I never have the slightest trace of a sense of equality as friends
Toward the glorious Lama imbued with the threefold kindness.
May I constantly supplicate him without distraction
With respect and devotion toward him as the Buddha incarnate!

When I consider all sentient beings as my mothers of the past whose
numbers fill space,
May the precious sublime mind of awakening arise in my mindstream
Without the negative intent to accomplish my own benefit,
And may I strive for beings’ benefit!

Once I enter the door of the supreme Secret Mantra Vehicle,
May the force of my fervent prayers of acknowledgment purify my
mindstream
Of any serious obstacles that conflict with the path—
All obscurations that result from damage, violations, and transgressions
of the tantric commitments!

Never separate from my Lama, a vast treasury of blessings and
empowerments,
And meditating that he sits at the crown of my head,
May strength from my supplications blend his mind and mine as one,
And may the sun of realization dawn within me!

All phenomena of samsara and enlightenment, existence as it is,
My own perceptions, are unborn the moment they appear.
May I gain confidence in the view of recognizing awareness without
elaboration,
The four bodies and five wisdoms of enlightenment as my own nature.

When I sustain the naturally settled state without distraction or clinging
In the uncreated state of present, empty, and clear awareness,
Unfettered by the characteristics of mental frameworks,
May I perfect the great dynamic energy of meditation on the abiding
nature!

Not favoring either the view or conduct,
May my body, speech, and mind act in harmony with the correct
teachings.
Immersed without distraction or activity in magic-like tantric practice,
May the luminosity of night and day become an unbroken circle!

When the time to die arrives,
May I be free from clinging to the things of this life,
Not experience mortal pain,
And recognize all the death-process experiences of appearance, increase,
and attainment!

During the intermediate state of the death process,
May my Lama’s profound instructions come clearly to mind, like the
Goddess of Charm gazing at her own likeness.
May the luminosity of the basis be apparent,
And may I gain liberation within the expanse of primordially pure
 dharmakaya!

However, if I do not grasp the luminosity of the original ground,
As soon as the peaceful and wrathful deities appear in the intermediate
state,
May I recognize them as my own, like a child comfortable in his
mother’s lap,
And be liberated in the stainless space of spontaneously present
sambhogakaya!

If I do not gain liberation in the intermediate state of the nature of
phenomena,
Due to faint familiarity with practice,
May my karmic propensity continue, like connecting a water pipe.
May the entrances to the lower realms be blocked, and may I search for
an excellent support for my rebirth!

May I obtain an excellent, free, and fully endowed human body, have
independence,
Meet with a qualified Lama and the secret mantra teachings,
And have the fortune to practice—
May such a supreme body be mine!

Throughout all my lifetimes, may I keep my tantric commitments
purely,
Complete the two stages of tantric meditation and accomplish the two goals,
for myself and others.
May I swiftly attain the dharmakaya, Buddha Kuntuzangpo,
Then empty the depths of samsara’s three realms!

I, Jigdral Yeshé Dorjé, wrote this in response to a request
from both Doctor
Chönyi Gyatso and Yeshé Chödron.
May this prove virtuous and
excellent!

Wisdom Nectar
Dudjom Rinpoché’s Heart Advice
The Tsadra Foundation Series
published by Snow Lion Publications
Copyright © 2005 Tsadra Foundation
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