Padmasambhava Guru Yoga

Padmasambhava Guru Yoga (Abridged)

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The Fourfold Common Preliminary Practice

 

It is exceedingly difficult to obtain a human life with the

       eight freedoms and ten endowments.

Now that I have the chance to fulfill the aim of humanity,

If I do not use it to my advantage,

Afterwards, how can I get this opportunity again?

The three worlds are as impermanent as the clouds of autumn.

The births and deaths of beings are like watching a dance.

The speed of humans’ lives is like lightning in the sky;

It passes as swiftly as a stream down a steep mountain.

When his time comes, even a king will die,

And his wealth, friends, and relatives cannot follow him.

But wherever people go, wherever they remain,

Karma, like a shadow, will follow after them.

Because of craving, becoming, and ignorance

Humans, gods, and the beings of the three lower spheres

Will circulate foolishly in the five realms

Like the revolving of a potter’s wheel.


TAL JOR DI NI SHIN TU NYED PAR KA

KYEY WUY TON DRUP THOB PAR KYUR WA LA

KAL TE DI LA PHEN PA MA DRUP NA

CHIY DI YANG TAKJOR WAR KA LA GYUR

SID SUM MI TAK TON KAI TRIN TANG DRA

DRO WAY KYE CHI KAR LA TA TANG TSUNG

KYEY WUY TSE DRO NAMKHAI LOK DRA TE

RI ZAR BAB CHU SHIN DU NYUR GYOK DRO

TU KYI NYEN NE GYALPO DRO KYUR NA

LONG CHOD DZA TANG NYEN SHEY JEY MI DRANG

KYEY WU TAK NI KAR NE KAR DRO YANG

LE NI TRIB MA ZHIN TU JEY SU DRANG

SED SID MA RIG WANG KI KYEY WO NAM

MI TANG LHA TANG NGEN SONG NAM SUM PO

DRO WA NGA PO TAG TU MI KHE KOR

PER NA DZA KHEN KHOR LO KHOR WA ZHIN

 

Prayer of the Three Kayas


Whatever is seen though the eyes the outer universe

      and the living beings within—

however they seem, remain in a state of not grasping

      to them as real.

In such freedom from duality, all things are seen as

     divine form, luminous yet empty.

Invoke the guru naturally, free of desire and attachment;

I invoke Orgyen Pema Jungne.

Whatever sounds are heard through the ears—be they

      pleasant or annoying—

hear them as sounds of emptiness; remain in that state

      without judgment.

Empty sounds are the Buddha’s speech, beginningless

      and endless.

I invoke the Buddha’s speech of sound and emptiness;

I invoke Orgyen Pema Jungne.

Whatever thoughts stir within the mind—

whichever emotion-laden thoughts of the five poisons arise—

do not alter the mind by retracing the past or anticipating

      the future.

When thoughts settle naturally into themselves, liberation into

the body of ultimate truth is attained.

I invoke the guru of intrinsically liberated awareness;

I invoke Orgyen Pema Jungne.

May grasping to what seems outer—the world—be purified.

May fixation on what seems inner—the mind—be liberated.

May what lies between—clear light—be self-aware.

Buddhas of the three times, through your compassion,

      may the minds of all beings like me be freed!


DI TAR MIK GYI YUL DU NANG WA YI

CHYI NANG NO CHU NGO PO T’HAM CHAY KUN

NANG YANG DAK DZIN ME PAI NGANG LA ZHOK

ZUNG DZIN DAK PA SAL TONG LHA YI KU

DO CHHAK RANG DROL GYI LA MA LA SOL WA DEB

OR GYEN PEMA JYUNG NAY LA SOL WA DEB

DI TAR NA WAI YUL DU DRAK PA YI

NYEN DANG MI NYEN DZIN PAI DRA NAM KUN

DRAK TONG SAM NO DRAL WAI NGANG LA ZHOK

DRAK TONG KYE GAK ME PA GYAL WAI SUNG

DRAK TONG GYAL WAI SUNG LA SOL WA DEB

OR GYEN PEMA JYUNG NAY LA SOL WA DEB

DI TAR YI KYI YUL DU GYU WA YI

NYON MONG DUK NGAI TOK PA CHI SHAR YANG

NGON SU JEY CHYO LO YI CHO MI ZHUK

GYU WA RANG SAR ZHAK PAY CHHO KUR DROL

RIK PA RANG DROL GYI LA MA LA SOL WA DEB

OR GYEN PEMA JYUNG NAY LA SOL WA DEB

CHHYI TAR ZUNG WAI YUL NANG DAK PA DANG

NANG TAR DZIN PAI SEM NYI DROL WA DANG

BAR DU O SEL RANG NGO SHEY PA RU

DU SUM DE SHEK NAM KYI T’HUK JE YI

DAK DRAI RANG GYU DROL WAR JYIN GYI LOB

 

 

 

Reprinted from:

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