Je Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga (Abridged) - Foundation of All Perfections


Je Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga (Abridged) - Foundation of All Perfections

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Following a kind master, foundation of all perfections,

Is the very root and basis of the path.

Inspire me to see this clearly

And to make every effort to follow well.


Precious human life, gained but once,

Has great potential but is easily lost.

Inspire me to remember this constantly

And to think day and night of taking its essence.


I must remember that death is quick to strike,

For spirit quivers in flesh like a bubble in water,

And after death one’s good and evil deeds

Trail after one like the shadow trails the body.


Understanding that this most certainly is true,

May I discard every level of wrong,

And generate an infinite mass of goodness;

Inspire me to be thus continually aware.


Sensual gluttony is a gate to suffering

And is not worthy of a lucid mind.

Inspire me to realize the shortcomings of samsara

And to give birth to the great wish for blissful freedom.


And inspire me that with mindfulness and alertness

Born from thoughts ultimately pure,

I may live in accord with the holy dharma,

The ways leading to personal liberation.


Just as I myself have fallen into samsara’s waters,

So have all other sentient beings.

Inspire me to see this and really to practice

Bodhi-mind, that carries the weight of freeing them.


Yet without habituation in the three types of morality,

Thought-training accomplishes no enlightenment.

Inspire me to know this deeply, and to train intensely

In the various ways of the great bodhisattvas.


And inspire me to pacify distorted mental wanderings

And to decipher the ultimate meaning of life,

That I may give birth within my mindstream

To the path combining concentration and wisdom.


One who trains in these common Mahayana practices

Becomes a vessel worthy of the supreme vehicle, Vajrayana.

Inspire me that I may quickly and easily

Arrive at that portal of fortunate beings.


The foundation of what then produces the two powers

Is the guarding of the pledges and commitments

      of tantric initiation.

Inspire me so that I may have uncontrived knowledge of this

And guard my discipline as I do my very life.


And inspire me so that I may gain realization of the main

      practices

Of the two stages of Vajrayana, essence of the tantric path;

And, by sitting relentlessly in four daily sessions of yoga,

Actualize just what the sages have taught.


Inspire me that the masters who have unfolded

      the sublime path within me

And the spiritual friends who have inspired me may live long;

And that the myriad inner and outer interferences

Be completely and utterly calmed forever.


In all future lives may I never be parted

From the perfect lamas or the pure ways of dharma.

May I gain every experience of the paths and stages

And quickly attain the stage of Vajradhara.

 

Request

 

Glorious, kind, precious root lama,

Please take your seat on the lotus and moon in my heart.

Please take care of me with your great kindness

And grant me the attainments of your body, speech,

      and mind.

 

Yonten Zhirgyurma

 

YON TEN KUN GYI ZHIR GYUR DRIN CHEN JE

TSUL ZHIN TEN PA LAM GYI TSA WA RU

LEK PAR THONG NE BE PA DU MA YI

GU PA CHEN PO TEN PAR CHIN GYI LOB


LEN CHIK NYE PAY DEL WAY TEN ZANG DI

SHIN TU NYE KA DON CHEN SHE GYUR NE

NYIN TSEN KUN TU NYING PO LEN PAY LO

GYUN CHE ME PAR KYE WAR CHIN GYI LOB


LU SOK YO WA CHU YI CHU BUR ZHIN

NYUR DU JIK PAY CHI WA DREN PA DANG

SHI WAY JE SU LU DANG DRIP MA ZHIN

KAR NAK LE DRE CHI ZHIN DRANG WA LA


NGE PA TEN PO NYE NE NYE PAY TSOK

TRA ZHING TRA WA NAM KYANG PONG WA DANG

GE TSOK THA DAK DRUP PAR CHE PA LA

TAK TU BAK DANG DEN PAR CHIN GYI LOB


CHE PE MI NGOM DUK NGEL KUN GYI GO

YI TEN MI RUNG SI PAY PHUN TSOK KYI

NYE MIK RIK NE THAR PAY DE WA LA

DON NYER CHEN POR KYE WAR CHIN GYI LOB


NAM DAK SAM PA DE YI DRANG PA YI

DREN DANG SHE ZHIN BAK YO CHEN PA YI

TEN PAY TSA WA SO SOR THAR PA LA

DRUP PA NYING POR CHE PAR CHIN GYI LOB


RANG NYI SI TSOR LHUNG WA JI ZHIN DU

MAR GYUR DRO WA KUN KYANG DE DRA WAR

THONG NE DRO WA DROL WAY KHUR CHER WAY

JANG CHUB SEM CHOK JONG PAR CHIN GYI LOB


SEM TSOM KYE KYANG TSUL TRIM NAM SUM LA

GOM PA ME NA JANG CHUB MI DRUP PAR

LEK PAR THONG NE GYEL SE DOM PA LA

TSOM PA DRAK PO LOP PAR CHIN GYI LOB


LOK PAY YUL LA YEND WA ZHI CHE CHING

YANG DAK DON LA TSUL ZHIN CHO PA YI

ZHI NE LAK THONG ZUNG DU DREL WAY LAM

NYUR DU GYU LA KYE WAR CHIN GYI LOB


THUN MONG LAM JANG NO DU GYUR WA NA

THEK PA KUN GYI CHOK GYUR DORJE THEK

KEL ZANG KYE WO JUK NGOK DAM PA DER

DE LAK NYI DU JUK PAR CHIN GYI LOB


DE TSE NGO DRUP NAM NYI DRUP PAY ZHI

NAM DAK DAM TSIK DOM PAR SUNG PA LA

CHO MA MIN PAY NGE WA NYE GYUR NE

SOK DANG DO TE SUNG WAR CHIN GYI LOB


DE NE GYU DEY NYING PO RIM NYI KI

NE NAM JI ZHIN TOK NE TSO PA YI

THUN ZHI NAM JOR CHO LE MI YEL WAR

DAM PAY SUNG ZHIN DRUP PAR CHIN GYI LOB


DE TAR LAM ZANG TON PAY SHE NYEN DANG

TSUL ZHIN DRUP PAY DROK NAM ZHAB TEN CHING

CHI DANG NANG GI PHAR DU CHO PAY TSOK

NYE WAR ZHI WAR CHIN GYI LAB TU SOL


KYE WA KUN TU YANG DAK LA MA DANG

DREL ME CHO KYI PEL LA LONG CHO CHING

SA DANG LAM GYI YON TEN RAB DZOK NE

DORJE CHANG GI GO PHANG NYUR THOP SHOK

 

Request


PALDEN TSA WAI LAMA RINPOCHE

DAK GI NYING KAR PE ME TENG SHUG LA

KA DRIN CHENPU GONAY JE ZUNG DEY

KU SUNG THUK KYI NGO DRUB TSAL DU SOL

 

 

Reprinted from:

Chenrezig Tibetan Buddhist Center of Philadelphia, Daily Prayers    
Losang Rinpoche, Spiritual Director