Thursday, September 28, 2006

Calling the Lama from Afar

Calling the Lama from Afar
~ The 1st Jamgon Kontrul Lodro Thaye the Great



Lama, think of me.

Glorious Lama dispelling the darkness of ignorance;
Glorious Lama revealing the path of liberation;
Glorious Lama liberating from the waters of cyclic existence;
Glorious Lama dispelling the diseases of the five poisons;
Glorious Lama, wish-fulfilling gem.

Glorious Lama,
please bless me to recall death and impermanence sincerely.
Glorious Lama,
please bless me to generate contentment within myself.
Glorious Lama,
please bless me to dwell in isolation in one-pointed practice.
Glorious Lama,
please bless me to be free of any interruption to my practice.
Glorious Lama,
please bless me so that all bad conditions appear as helpers.
Glorious Lama,
please bless me to spontaneously achieve my own and other's welfare.

Please bless me now quickly.
Please bless me very quickly.
Please bless me on this very cushion.
Please bless me in this very session!

Lama, remember us!

Precious Lama, we pray to you; Lord of Dharma full of kindness, I call to you devotedly. We unfortunate ones have no other hope but you. Please bless us so that your Mind and ours be united without differentiation.

Thursday, September 07, 2006

Song of Experience

"Sometimes, in the space of the sky, there is bliss; in the state without extremes or center, there is bliss. Sometimes, in the depth of the ocean, there is bliss; in the state without movement or agitation, there is bliss. Sometimes, at the sun and the moon, there is bliss; in the state of clarity without obscuration, there is bliss. Sometimes, in the middle of a river, there is bliss; in the state without ceasing, there is bliss. Sometimes, residing in retreat, there is bliss; in practicing in solitude, there is bliss." - excerpt from Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen's Doha, Song of Experience."

Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen Pal Zangpo


Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen

The main student of Jetsun Dragpa Gyaltsen was his nephew, the son of Palchen Opoche, the famous Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyaltsen (1182-1251). He studied Buddhist and non-Buddhist philosophy, tantra, logic, Sanskrit, poetry, astrology and art with countless Indian, Nepalese, Kashmiri and Tibetan masters and achieved mastery over all these subjects.

His works such as the Treasury of Logic on Valid Cognition (Tsema rigter) and the Discrimination of the Three Vows (Domsum rabye) are famous to this day. In all, he wrote 114 religious treatises. The Treasury of Logic on Valid Cognition was the only text of Tibetan origin ever to have been translated into the Sanskrit language. The translation was rendered by his Indian students at Nalanda University in Magadha, and was received with much acclaim.

Sunday, September 03, 2006

贊美上師

他就像一艄載運眾生渡過生死苦海的大船,
一位引導眾生登上解脫陸地的完美船長,
一場熄滅煩惱火的雨,
一對驅除無明幽暗的日月,
一塊能承受善惡力量的堅強基地,
一棵生產短暫快樂和終極喜悅的如意樹,
一座含藏廣大和精深教法的寶庫,
一顆令人開悟的如意寶珠,
一位平等布施愛心給所有眾生的父親和母親,
一條慈悲的大河,
一座超越世法不被煩惱風所搖動的高山,
一層充滿雨水足以撫慰煩惱痛苦的厚云。

總之,他等于一切諸佛。
不管是看到他,聽到他的聲音,回憶起他,或被他的手碰觸,
只要和他結緣,就可以帶領我們邁向解脫。
對他產生充分的信心,就可以保證在覺悟之道上有所進展。
他智慧和慈悲的溫暖,
將溶化我們的生命之礦,
提煉出內在佛性的黃金。

~頂果欽哲仁波切