Thursday, March 25, 2010

Dharma quote

Dharma Quote of the Week

Lochen Gyurme Dechen, nephew of the great accomplished master Tangtong Gyalpo, sang this song, a prayer of the Six Doctrines, calledThe Rain of Great Bliss:

Nama Shri Jnana Daki Nigupta-ye!

Lady of the celestial realms, compassionate one,
Chief of wisdom dakinis, Niguma,
When I, your child, pray fervently to you,
In your expanse free from formulations, please think of me.
Lady who reveals the sacred circle of great secrets,
Bestow now the empowerment of the four joys!
Lady who opens the door to the unborn state,
Clear away now my negative acts and obscurations with the purification practice!
Lady who emits fire from the short Ah,
Burn now my soiled aggregates and sense elements!
Lady who draws great bliss from the syllable Ham,
Bestow now coemergent wisdom!
Lady who reveals the natural experience of illusion,
Destroy now my attachment to the reality of anger and desire!
Lady who emanates and transforms during lucid dreams,
Lady who makes spontaneous luminosity arise,
Dispel now the darkness of my stupidity!
Lady who leads above at the time of departure,
Guide me now to the celestial realms!
Lady who overcomes the appearances of delusion in the intermediate state,
Grant me now the invincible body of enlightenment's perfect rapture.

This prayer was sung by the religious teacher Gyurme Dechen.

--from Timeless Rapture: Inspired Verse of the Shangpa Masters compiled by Jamgon Kongtrul, trans. & ed. by Ngawang Zangpo, a Tsadra Foundation Series book, published by Snow Lion Publications

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