segunda-feira, 18 de setembro de 2017



In TRUE BOOKS by Erik Pema Kunsang

Padmasambhava, the great Indian master who is regarded as a second buddha, went to Tibet where he established the teachings of Vajrayana. The book Dakini Teachings contains his replies to questions from Yeshe Tsogyal, his foremost and female disciple in Tibet. She wrote down many of their conversations and preserved them for future generations. While translating these replies, I was often moved to tears from being saturated by his blessings and inspiration. I have always loved Padmasambhava; he is my transcendental hero. In this book you can actually “listen in” on Padmasambhava’s Dharma talk. The translation may not be perfect in scholarship and literary eloquence, but I believe that the link between his blessings and the reader’s openness and sincerity will make up for these shortcomings. Reading Dakini Teachings will then be close to being in his presence. May these teachings touch your heart and be a continual source of inspiration.
Master Padma said: “You must make sure your Dharma practice becomes the real Dharma. You must make sure your Dharma becomes the real path. You must make sure your path can clarify confusion. You must make sure your confusion dawns as wisdom.”
“What does that mean?” the lady Yeshe Tsogyal asked.
When you have understanding free from accepting and rejecting after knowing how to condense all the teachings into a single vehicle, then your Dharma practice becomes the real Dharma.
When in any practice you do you possess refuge and bodhichitta, and have unified the stages of development and completion, and means and knowledge, then your Dharma becomes the real path.
When you combine the path with the view, meditation, action and fruition, then your path clarifies confusion.
When you exert yourself in practice having fully resolved the view and meditation, then your confusion can dawn as wisdom.
In any case, no matter what practice you do, failing to unify development and completion, view and conduct, and means and knowledge, will be like trying to walk on just one leg.”
Since these four instructions were also the main teaching around which my guru Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche magically spun all his teachings, I will try to explain them a little here on this day, which is close to his anniversary. Tulku Urgyen usually began with chanting the Four Dharmas of Gampopa, mentioning that both Padmasambhava and Longchenpa used the exact same structure for outlining and summarizing the entire path, from where one is at present until true and complete enlightenment:
Bless us so our minds may turn towards the Dharma.
Bless us so our Dharma may become the path.
Bless us so our path may clear away confusion.
Bless us so confusion dawns as wakefulness.
These four sentences, phrased as a prayer, let us connect with the meaning of the four mind-changingsngondrosadhana practice, as well as Mahamudra and Dzogchen. There is no high or low; whatever helps us to overcome a hindrance and move forward is a true teachings.
“When you have understanding free from accepting and rejecting, after knowing how to condense all the teachings into a single vehicle, then your Dharma practice becomes the real Dharma.” The single vehicle is the understanding that all teachings are personal advice on how to soften rigid mind-habits, letting go of pointless aims, and then settling into a gentle presence that is both calm and kind. Our attention simply remains for a while in this way, at ease in itself with nothing that needs to be held or cast away. This aware steadiness is often called shamatha, being calm, and it is the basis for all higher or deeper states of authentic insight. This present state of mind is now the real Dharma in the sense that negative emotions are gone, for a while, worries have evaporated, the pressure of stress is relieved, and the inner smile of ease begins to show on your face. This way of being is thoroughly good and wholesome and from it all noble qualities can begin to grow forth. This is the most eminent form of mindfulness.
“When in any practice you do you possess refuge and bodhichitta, and have unified the stages of development and completion, and means and knowledge, then your Dharma becomes the real path.” In addition to training in meditation as a mindful presence that is both calm and gentle, we can now enter the path of the buddhas by taking refuge in the state of complete realization, in the methods and insights that reveal it, and in fellow meditators who are already stable. These are known as Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
As we mature, the gentle calm deepens into compassion and, combined with our will to free everyone, becomes the attitude of a bodhisattva, the most beautiful attitude possible: the heroic will-power to take responsibility for each and every sentient beings and assist in their freedom and enlightenment.
Meditation practice is now a thousand times more effective than simply sitting. Rather than aiming at mental calm and personal peace, each moment turns into a tremendous boost towards enlightenment and total freedom. We alternate between focusing our will in the most noble way and letting go into space-like equanimity, without following thoughts about past, present and future This way of alternating, again and again, is a very pragmatic way of combining methods with insight, known as uniting means and knowledge. By thinking of someone in a calm, kind or respectful way and alternating that with letting go into non-doing, again and again, we also combine the two aspects known as development and completion.
“When you combine the path with the view, meditation, action and fruition, then your path clarifies confusion.” Now the time has come to connect with more than a general Dharma teacher. To go deeper in an authentic way, an experienced vajra master is necessary to introduce us to the perspective of what we are, basically. We are a mind in a human body with a voice and tremendous potential and abilities. We are introduced to authentic being through an empowerment, without the distorted beliefs of habit-thought. We are taught how to train in such an authentic way of being, also known as sadhanapractice, and to make use of that during various activities. This deep way of meditation training matures into wonderful and liberating results, in dreams and in the waking state, and can even be felt by other people.
“When you exert yourself in practice having fully resolved the view and meditation, then your confusion can dawn as wisdom.” The distorted ways of thinking begin to melt away, giving room to a fresh and open state of mind that is similar to a cloudless sky. We have now become more clear about how to sustain that freshness and openness in all types of situations. At some point our practice is no longer an imitation of equanimity, but becomes self-sustaining and totally free, while noble qualities manifest like a the effortless flow of a large river. That is known as confusion having dawned as wisdom.
Again, it is so precious to unify conceptual practice with a thought-free gentle presence. First by alternating, then by combining, and finally while knowing that all thoughts are the play of the single mind.
Erik Pema Kunsang


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Translator of ancient Buddhist scriptures, author, bridge-builder to modern life, Buddhist teacher & meditation instructor. Board of director at 84000: Translating the Words of the Buddha. Founder of Rangjung Yeshe Publications and LEVEKUNST art of life. Other LEVEKUNST articles by the same author. Erik's website & retreats.
These teachings from Padmasambhava were revealed as a terma treasure by Nyang Ral Nyima Ozer, 1124-1192.
Featured image of the dakini Yeshe Tsogyal, from Ripa Lhabrang.

quinta-feira, 31 de agosto de 2017


Pema Gyalpo

This is the precious statue of Pema Gyalpo, one of the eight manifestations of Guru Rinpoche. The statue is a terma treasure revealed by the 15th Karmapa, Khakyab Dorje, the father of the second Jamgon Kongtrul, and presented to him.

quarta-feira, 30 de agosto de 2017

Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa

Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa (Tib. མཆོག་གྱུར་བདེ་ཆེན་གླིང་པ་, Wyl. mchog gyur bde chen gling pa) (1829-1870) — the famous tertön Chokgyur Lingpa, the emanation of Prince Murub Tsenpo, was born in Nangchen in Kham. He was a contemporary of Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo and Jamgön Kongtrul, and, like Khyentse Wangpo, was entrusted with the seven special transmissions. His terma revelations, the Chokling Tersar, include the Tukdrup Barché Kunsel and the Three Classes of the Great Perfection.

sexta-feira, 11 de agosto de 2017

A Yearning Plea to the Precious Guru

A Yearning Plea to the Precious Guru
by Jamyang Khyentsé Chökyi Lodrö

ཨེ་མ་ཧོ། དུས་གསུམ་རྒྱལ་བ་ཀུན་དངོས་པདྨ་འབྱུང༌། །
emaho, dü sum gyalwa kün ngö pemajung
Emaho: O wonder! All buddhas of past, present and future in person—Padmākara,

རྩ་གསུམ་རབ་འབྱམས་སྤྲོ་དང་བསྡུ་བའི་བདག །
tsa sum rabjam tro dang duwé dak
Master from whom the infinite gurus, devas and ḍākinīs arise,

གངས་ཅན་བསྟན་དང་འགྲོ་བའི་སྐྱབས་གཅིག་པུ། །
gangchen ten dang drowé kyab chikpu
Only refuge for the teachings and for beings in the land of snows,

ཨོ་རྒྱན་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ལ་གསོལ་བ་འདེབས། །
orgyen rinpoche la solwa deb
To you, the Precious Guru of Orgyen, we pray!

བར་ཆད་ཀུན་སོལ་བསམ་དོན་ཡིད་བཞིན་འགྲུབ། །
barché kün sol samdön yishyin drub
Dispel all obstacles; fulfil our aspirations every one, just as we desire;

སྐུ་གསུང་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་རྡོ་རྗེའི་བྱིན་ཆེན་ཕོབ། །
ku sung tuk kyi dorjé jin chen pob
Fill us with the inspiration and blessing of your vajra body, speech and mind;

ཉམས་རྟོགས་རིག་པའི་རྩལ་ཆེན་བསྐྱེད་པ་དང༌། །
nyamtok rigpé tsal chen kyepa dang
Make the great radiance of rigpa arise within us in experience and realization;

མཆོག་དང་ཐུན་མོང་དངོས་གྲུབ་སྩལ་དུ་གསོལ། །
chok dang tünmong ngödrub tsal du sol
Grant us the siddhis, ordinary and supreme!

ཚེ་རབས་ཀུན་ཏུ་མཚོ་སྐྱེས་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཉིད། །
tserab küntu tsokyé dorjé nyi
In all our lives, may you, ‘The Lake-born Vajra’,

རིགས་ཀྱི་བདག་པོར་ཐོབ་ཅིང་གསུང་གསང་གི །
rik kyi dakpor tob ching sung sang gi
Be the lord of our enlightened family, and,

བདུད་རྩི་ནོས་ནས་ཐུགས་ཀྱི་དགོངས་པ་འཕོས། །
dütsi nö né tuk kyi gongpa pö
Through receiving the nectar of your secret speech, let us be infused with the vision of your wisdom mind

གུ་རུའི་བསྟན་ལ་བྱ་བ་བྱེད་པར་ཤོག །
gurü ten la jawa jepar shok
So that we can serve and work for your teachings, O Guru!

ལྷ་མིན་ཀླ་ཀློའི་མུན་ཚོགས་དབྱིངས་སུ་ཞི། །
lhamin lalö mün tsok ying su shyi
Pacify all the dark hordes of asuras and barbarians,

བསྟན་དང་བསྟན་འཛིན་དར་ཞིང་རྒྱས་པ་དང༌། །
ten dang tendzin dar shying gyepa dang
Let the teaching and its holders increase and spread!

བོད་ཁམས་བདེ་སྐྱིད་བཀྲ་ཤིས་འབྱུང་བ་དང༌། །
bö kham dekyi tashi jungwa dang
In the land of Tibet let bliss, happiness and auspiciousness arise,

རང་གཞན་དོན་གཉིས་འགྲུབ་པར་བྱིན་གྱིས་རློབས། །
rangshyen dön nyi drubpar jingyi lob
Inspire us with your blessing, to accomplish the well-being of ourselves and others!

ཞེས་པའང་མེ་སྤྲེལ་ནག་ཟླའི་ཚེས་༢༠བསམ་ཡས་གུ་རུ་ང་འདྲའི་མདུན་ཚོགས་མཆོད་སྐབས་སྔ་འགྱུར་བསྟན་འཛིན་རྒྱ་མཚོའི་གཙུག་རྒྱན་རྫོགས་ཆེན་དྲུག་པ་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་གསོལ་དཔོན། པད་རབ་ཐུབ་བསྟན་བཤད་སྒྲུབ་བསྟན་འཛིན་ནས་བསྐུལ་ངོར་འཇམ་དབྱངས་ཆོས་ཀྱི་བློ་གྲོས་པས་གསོལ་བ་བཏབ་པ་སིདྡྷི་རསྟུ། མངྒ་ལཾ། །
It was on the 20th day of the third, 'black' month of the Fire Monkey year (1956), at Samyé, while the tsok feast was being offered in front of the ‘Looks Like Me’ image of Guru Rinpoche, that at the request of Pérab Tupten Shédrup Tendzin, attendant to the Sixth Dzogchen Rinpoche, who is the crown jewel of an ocean of holders of the teachings of the Ancient Transmission, Jamyang Chökyi Lodrö made this prayer. Siddhirastu! Maṅgalaṃ!
| Rigpa Translations, 2004

sábado, 5 de agosto de 2017


" os incontáveis deuses da lei terão uma grande protecção do desastre, da família, da saúde física e mental e da segurança da família.

sexta-feira, 4 de agosto de 2017



Oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra guru padma siddhi hūṃ (Sanskrit)
Om ah hung benza guru péma siddhi hung (Tibetan)

"It is said that the twelve syllables of the Vajra Guru Mantra carry the entire blessing of the twelve types of teaching taught by Buddha, which are the essence of His Eighty-four Thousand Dharmas. Therefore to recite the Vajra guru mantra once is the equivalent to the blessing of reciting or practicing the whole teaching of the Buddha. The wisdom mind of Padmasambhava is manifested in the form of the mantra; these twelve syllables are actually the emanation of His wisdom mind, and they are endowed with His entire blessing. The vajra guru mantra is Padmasambhava in the form of sound. So when you invoke Him with the recitation of the twelve syllables, the blessing and merit you obtain is tremendous. In these difficult times, it is appropriate to take refuge in the Vajra Guru Mantra."
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

Trulshik Rinpoche says:
"For the practice of approach it is generally said that one should recite the mantra of Guru Rinpoche 1,200,000 times. If we can accomplish these 1,200,000 recitations, it is said that we will receive the blessing of Guru Rinpoche. It is also said, “With ten million siddhis, you will reborn in a place of vidyadharas.” This means if you recite the Vajra Guru mantra ten million times, you will be reborn in a realm of vidyadharas. It is even said that if you recite the 1,200,000 accumulation seven times, you will become the same as Guru Rinpoche in this very life. By reciting the mantra ten million times (literally ‘one hundred times one hundred thousand times’) you will reach the stage from which you can never turn back. So the benefits of reciting the Vajra Guru mantra are truly inconceivable."


#Mahakala #Padmasambhava #Guru #Rinpoche
 — com Jigme Deki WangmoPema ChonjurLama Mani e outras 35 pessoas.


terça-feira, 1 de agosto de 2017


Longchen Nyingtik's Takhyung Barwa

Longchen Nyingtik's Takhyung Barwa, or the Blazing Fierce Guru, Hayagrīva and Garuda (Wyl. bla ma drag po rta khyung 'bar ba) — the great tertön Jikmé Lingpa received this terma that combines the practices of Hayagriva, Garuda and Guru Drakpo at the age of 66. It is especially powerful for subjugating negative forces and overcoming diseases.

P.S. This iconography reminds me of the Greek god Zeus who ruled as king of the gods of Mount Olympus.

terça-feira, 25 de julho de 2017


Choeze Kuchen Rinpoche adicionou 11 novas fotos.
This is the place where Guru padmasambhawa was born in the lotus at the lake Dhanakosha present swat valley Pakistan.
May all the living beings realize the inner, outer and the secret teachings of padmasambhawa.

domingo, 16 de julho de 2017










King Trisong Deutsen offered a mandala of gold

King Trisong Deutsen offered a mandala of gold to the great master Padmakara and said: How amazing! Great master, I beg you to teach the method of practice that shows that there is no conflict between the lesser and the greater vehicles.

The master replied: Emaho, great king, it is rare to repeatedly be born as a king in a perfect human body endowed with merit, so it is important to govern the kingdom of Dharma.

You may keep a strict rule regarding mundane activities but it brings harm to all beings, so it is important to train in bodhichitta.

You may cherish this illusory body with great fondness, but the time of death lies uncertain. Your white hairs and wrinkles are omens of death, so it is important to feel weariness and exert yourself in the remedies, the practice of Dharma.

The cause for entering the path of liberation is to keep a sense of shame and modesty, shunning misdeeds, so it is important to observe the vows and precepts without impairing them.

Sentient beings are the object of compassion, so be free from prejudice towards new acquaintances. It is important to bring all of your retinue, subjects and relatives to the Dharma and to support them.

One can never accumulate enough things such as food and wealth, so it is important to use them for the sake of the Dharma without letting them be wasted by becoming food for enemies and ghosts.

Without faith and devotion one does not receive the essence of the oral instructions, so it is important to honor and serve the lineage masters with faith, devotion and trust.

It is the master who shows you the wisdom of buddhahood present within yourself, so it is important to request the oral instructions from a master endowed with the hearing lineage and then put them into practice.

You don’t receive the blessings when you let your body, speech and mind remain ordinary, so it is important to concentrate your body, speech and mind on being deity, mantra and the innate state beyond concepts.

If you pursue ordinary deeds your body, speech and mind will run wild in worldly experience, so it is important to skillfully give up bad company and keep to mountain retreats.

Your parents, brothers, sons and consorts are all like passing travelers. You will not remain together, so it is important to give up attachment and refrain from female company, the root of samsara.

All the achievements, honor and fame of this life are the cause for distraction and obstacles, so it is important to give up preoccupation with this life and completely renounce the eight worldly concerns.

All your present experiences, the manifold feelings of pleasure and pain, are superficial and unreal, so it is important to recognize that all that appears and exists is devoid of independent existence, just like a magical apparition or a dream.

The mind is like an untamed horse running wild wherever it pleases, so it is important to always place mindfulness and conscientiousness on guard.

The nature of your mind, which cannot be pinpointed, is itself innate, self-existing and original wakefulness; it is important to look into yourself and recognize your nature.

When grasping hold of the mind it does not remain, so it is important to relax body and mind from within while leaving the attention in its natural state.

All tampering and fabrication is your thoughts’ double delusion, so it is important to relax rampant thought activity while letting it be liberated in its natural state.

All effort and attempts to accomplish are tied by the rope of ambition, so it is important to allow [your thinking] to be cleared in itself, free from effort and ambition.

You do not attain buddhahood while harboring hope or fear, so it is important to resolve that the empty and nonarising nature of mind is beyond a buddhahood to be attained or a samsara to fall into.

Emaho, listen, king! If you practice like this you will not have any conflict between the greater or lesser vehicles, between Mantra or the Philosophical vehicles, or the causal and resultant vehicles, so, great king, keep that in mind.

At the end of this age, great king, you will cut the stream of rebirth and bring samsara to an end. The original wakefulness of buddhahood will dawn within you and you will unceasingly accomplish the welfare of beings. Conceal these teachings as precious treasures!

Hearing this advice on the union of development and completion, the king was overjoyed and made numerous prostrations and circumambulations and scattered gold dust.

This was the oral instruction on important advice that contradicts none of the general vehicles.

Seal of treasure.
Seal of concealment.
Seal of entrustment.

Padmasambhava - Advice From the Lotus Born. - Rangjung Yeshe Publications.

quinta-feira, 1 de junho de 2017

Dudjom Rinpoche The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche

by Dudjom Rinpoche The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche
That Swiftly Removes Obstacles and 
Fulfills All Wishes
Emaho: O wonder!
O Guru Rinpoche! You are the compassion of all the buddhas in one,
Our only unfailing and constant refuge!
Quickly turn your love and attention to your sons and daughters and their prayers,
Inspire us with your blessings, empowerments and siddhis—here and now!
Although we know the example of your life, your qualities and kindness
Surpass those of any other buddha,
Yet in happy times, Guru, we do not remember you,
And our prayers are nothing more than so many meaningless words.
Now when the dark age’s intensifying decay oppresses us,
And unwanted suffering strikes us without warning,
Then we remember you, our protector, deep within our hearts.
Turn your loving attention to this anguished plea of ours, our cry for help:
Earthquakes, infernoes, hurricanes, drought, flood, and such—
Remove these outer obstacles, nature’s disruptions, externally!
All kinds of illness—of heat and cold, wind, bile and phlegm—
Remove these inner obstacles, physical disorders, internally!
The five poisons within our own minds: attachment and aggression, hope and fear—demonic forces,
Dissolve these secret obstacles, mental disturbances, into all-pervading space!
When immense suffering engulfs the world and beings,
Turn it into happiness and peace, O Guru Rinpoche!
When weapons of war threaten the whole face of the earth,
Turn back the armies that plunge this age into turmoil, O Guru Rinpoche!
When obscurations, malevolent spirits, diseases and epidemics plague us,
Wipe out all this sickness, O Guru Rinpoche!
When resources fail in the environment and amongst beings, bringing deprivation and suffering,
Reveal abundant food and riches, O Guru Rinpoche!
When the time comes to help beings with a wealth of hidden teachings and sacred objects,
Hand over the father’s treasure to his heirs, O Guru Rinpoche!
When roaming through mountain valleys, deserted places and hidden lands,
Lead us on the right path, O Guru Rinpoche!
When vicious wild animals attack us,
Drive off these ferocious creatures, O Guru Rinpoche!
When the four elements become unbalanced, and threaten us with catastrophe,
Harmonize the elements into their natural state, O Guru Rinpoche!
When thugs, bandits and robbers assault us,
Dispel the terror of such cruelty and greed, O Guru Rinpoche!
When armed aggressors and killers torment us,
Enclose us in a vajra-tent, O Guru Rinpoche!
When this life-span is exhausted and death comes,
Lead us to the Realm of Great Bliss, O Guru Rinpoche!
When the illusory experiences of the bardo arise as suffering,
Let the delusion be self-liberated, O Guru Rinpoche!
When we stray into the cycle of karmic existence,
Show us the path to liberation, O Guru Rinpoche!
Throughout this life, the next and the bardo state,
We have no-one to rely on but you, O Guru Rinpoche!
In short—rest your lotus feet in the hearts of us, your devoted followers,
Always, without ever separating,
Completely purify the suffering of impurity and delusion,
And inspire us, with your blessing, to reach the stronghold of everlasting happiness and peace!
This prayer is offered by Jikdral Yeshé Dorjé (Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche) for the peace and happiness of the world, at a time when we are all afflicted both physically and mentally by all kinds of outer and inner circumstances. For anyone who encounters this prayer, may it serve as the cause to eliminate all the outer and inner obstacles they face and accomplish their wishes and aspirations, just as they desire.

This appears in A Great Treasure of Blessings: A Book of Prayers to Guru Rinpoche, Rigpa, 2004.
From: Lotsawahouse.org



Sharing my latest work, calligraphic expression of Sachu melung prayers of Guru rinpoche to protect from natural calamities. Friends may share, print out and possibilly read or recite this short prayer.

terça-feira, 30 de maio de 2017


Padmasambhava is regarded as an emanation of Buddha Amitabha, the Buddha of Limitless Light, appearing in a variety of forms according to the needs and capacities of those to be trained.
Nyoshul Khen Rinpoche explained the background in an oral teaching he once gave in Paris:
According to the general approach of the Buddhadharma, the story of the historical Buddha Shakyamuni begins from the moment of his enlightenment in India at Vajrasana (Dorjeden), the modern Bodhgaya.

Buddha turned the Wheel of Dharma on three occasions, and finally passed into parinirvana.
Then Padmasambhava came to follow up his teachings, and especially to turn the wheel of the secret mantra vajrayana teachings.
Whereas Buddha gave the fundamental teachings, and opened up the ground, it was Padmasambhava who introduced the teachings of the vajrayana.
Now, according to the extraordinary path of Dzogpachenpo, ‘Buddha’ is actually the true nature of our own mind, our inherent rigpa or pure awareness.
Where did he become enlightened? In the all-encompassing space of dharmadhatu.
From this point of view, events such as his manifestation as the historical Buddha, in Vajrasana, for example, are seen simply as an outer display.
The ‘Primordial Buddha’ Samantabhadra dwells nowhere but in the nature of our rigpa, which is the ‘unsurpassed’ celestial realm of Akanishtha. From out of the space of dharmadhatu he manifests, for the benefit of bodhisattvas, as the sambhogakaya buddhas of the five families: Vairochana, Akshobhya, Ratnasambhava, Amitabha and Amoghasiddhi.
For the beings of this world of ours, he manifested in a nirmanakaya form as the historical Buddha Shakyamuni. In reality, though, he was none other than an emanation of the Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra, who is in our own heart, our own rigpa.
Later, he manifested as Padmasambhava, the eighty-four mahasiddhas, and the ‘Six Ornaments and Two Excellent Ones’, the great masters of India: Nagarjuna, Asanga, Aryadeva, Vasubandhu, Dignaga, Dharmakirti, Shakyaprabha and Gunaprabha.
For other worlds, he manifested in various ways, and for each different species in their own way, appearing as a bird am ongst the birds, as an animal amongst animals, and so on.
Whereas the Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra is our rigpa on an absolute level, the nature or quality of the wisdom of rigpa is radiant and endowed with luminosity, like the sun with its unchanging and unceasing radiance. This quality of the unceasing luminosity of the primordial nature is that Limitless Light or Unchanging Light which we call Buddha Amitabha, Opakme or Nangwataye in Tibetan.
Sogyal Rinpoche - Great Treasure of Blessings.

domingo, 28 de maio de 2017

The Syllable by Syllable Commentary Explaining the Benefits and Advantages of the Vajra Guru Mantra

The Syllable by Syllable Commentary
Explaining the Benefits and Advantages of the Vajra Guru Mantra

By the great tertön Karma Lingpa (14th century)

The Vajra Guru Mantra is the mantra associated with Guru Rinpoche, also known as Padmasambhava. This is a draft translation of a treasure text which explains the Vajra Guru Mantra. It was originally concealed during the time of Padmasambhava in Tibet and later rediscovered by Karma Lingpa (14th century) who brought it forth from its place of concealment and copied it down on reams of gold. It is simply known as "The Syllable by Syllable Commentary Explaining the Benefits of the Vajra Guru Mantra." It begins with an invocation and then goes into a dialogue between Yeshe Tsogyal, thespiritual consort of Padmasambhava, and Padmasambhava himself.And so, Yeshe Tsogyal begins:
I, the woman Yeshe Tsogyal, having offered to you the inner and outer mandala on a vast scale, have the following request. Oh great teacher, Pema Jungne, you have been extremely kind to us, the Tibetan people, leaving for us alegacy that will benefit us now and in future lives. Your kindness is so great that we have never experienced anything like this before, nor will we ever experience anything like this in the future. In particular, so that now even though I am a humble person, I have no doubt that I will attainenlightenment.
In the future, sentient beings will have very short attention spans and a great many things will clutter and occupy their minds. Their characters will be rough and difficult to tame. They will develop many wrong views towards the sacred Dharma. In particular, a time will come when people will cast dispersions on the Secret Mantra teaching of the unsurpassable levels of tantra. At that time, all sentient beings will suffer heavily from disease, famine, and war. Because of the spread of these three calamities, inparticular, China, Tibet and Mongolia will experience the same kind of turmoil as an ant's nest when it is destroyed, and the time will come for the 
people of Tibet to suffer greatly. Though you have spoken at length of many
 skillful means to salvage what is possible from that situation, sentient beings in the future will not have the time to practice. Even though they may have some slight inclination to practice, they will encounter many great obstacles. Sentient beings will experience a great deal of disharmony. They won't be able to get along or reach any kind of accord, and in the wake of this, their behavior will become very impure. Bad times such as this will be 
very difficult to avert. That being the case, what kinds of benefits and
 advantages would there be for those beings in the future were they to rely solely upon the Vajra Guru Mantra as their practice? I ask you to relate this for the benefit of individuals in the future who are not able to perceive this and therefore have to have it explained to them.

Then the great master, Pema Jungne replied:
Oh faithful lady, what you have said is so very true. In the future, such times will befall sentient beings and both in a temporary and in a long term sense, the benefits of the Vajra Guru mantra can be definitely be felt. Since my spiritual instructions and the methods of practice that I offer are immeasurable, I have hidden a great number of treasure teachings in the water, rocks, the sky and so forth. In these evil times, even individuals with fortunate karma will find it difficult to encounter these teachings. It will be difficult to bring together the necessary circumstances for these teachings to be revealed. This is a sign that the collective merit of beings is on the wane.
However, at such times, if this essence mantra, the Vajra Guru mantra, is repeated as much as possible, a hundred times, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a hundred thousand times, a million, ten million, a hundred million times and so forth, if it is repeated in holy places, in temples, next to great rivers, in areas where gods and demons abound, if it is recited in these places by tantric practitioners with pure samaya, by people with monastic ordination who maintain their vows purely, by men and women who 
possess faith in the teachings, if they give rise to bodhicitta on a grand
 scale and recite this mantra, then the benefits and advantages and energy of such practice are truly inconceivable. This will avert all of the negative forces of disease, famine, unrest, bad harvests and all bad omens and indications in all the countries of the world, such that the rain will fall in a timely manner for the crops so there will always be a plentiful supply of water for agriculture and for human and animal life, and all regions and areas will experience prosperity and auspicious conditions.

In this life, in future lives, and in the intermediate state between death and rebirth, these individuals who practice in this way will meet with me again and again. The very best of these individuals will actually meet me in their waking consciousness. Those of middling degree of attainment will meet with me again and again in their dreams. Gradually perfecting the different paths and levels of their practice, they will attain to the ranks of the masculine and feminine holders of intrinsic awareness in my pure land in thecontinent of Ngayab. Have no doubt of this.
If this mantra is recited a hundred times a day, merely a hundred times a day without interruption, one will become attractive to others and will effortlessly come by food and wealth and the necessities of life.
If one recites it a thousand or ten thousand times on a daily basis, one is able to literally overwhelm others with one's brilliance, in the sense of becoming very charismatic and influential in exerting a positive influence over others, and one will gain unhindered force of blessings and spiritual power.
If one repeats it a hundred thousand or a million times on a regular basis one will become capable of effecting an immeasurably great benefit for beings, exactly as one would wish to.
If one recites the mantra three or seven million times, one is never separate from the buddhas of the three times and one becomes inseparable from me. All the gods and demons of existence will attend to one and offer their praises.
In the most excellent cases, individuals will attain the rainbow body, and the final level of attainment in this lifetime. On a more middling level, at the moment of death, the mother and child aspects of radiant luminosity will meet. At the very least, individuals will behold my face in the bardo state and all the appearances of the bardo state will be free in their own ground such that these individuals will be reborn on the continent of Ngayab and from that vantage point, be able to accomplish an immeasurable amount of 
benefit to beings. Thus the Guru replied to Yeshe Tsogyal.

She responded by saying:
Oh great master, it is extremely kind of you to have spoken of these vast and immeasurable advantages of the spiritual energy of this mantra. For the benefit of sentient beings in the future however, a detailed explanation would be of enormous benefit, and so I would ask you to speak in a brief way about the different syllables of this mantra.
To which the great master replied:
O daughter of good family, the Vajra Guru mantra is not just my single essence mantra, it is the very essence or life force of all the deities of the four classes of tantra, of all the nine yanas, and all of the 84,000 collections of dharma teachings. The essence of all of the buddhas of the three times, all of the gurus, yidams, dakas, and dakinis, dharma protectors, etc., the essence of all of these is contained and is complete within this mantra. How, you may ask, does this work? What is the reason for all these being complete with this mantra? Listen well and hold this in mind. Read it again and again. Write it out for the benefit of sentient beings, and teach 
it or demonstrate it to beings in the future.

OM AH HUNG are the sublime, essence of the principles of enlightened body, speech, and mind 
VAJRA is the sublime essence of the indestructible family
GURU is the sublime essence of the jewel family
PEMA is the sublime essence of the lotus family
SIDDHI is the sublime essence of the activity family
HUNG is the sublime essence of the transcendent family


OM is the perfect splendor and richness of sambhoghakaya
AH is the total unchanging perfection of dharmakaya, the manifest body of
 absolute reality 
HUNG perfects the presence of Guru Padmasambhava as the nirmanakaya, the
 manifest body of emanation 
VAJRA perfects all the heruka deities of the mandalas
GURU refers to the root and transmission gurus and the holders of intrinsic
PEMA perfects the assembly of dakas and dakinis
SIDDHI is the life force of all the wealth deities and the guardians of the
 treasure teachings 
HUNG is the life force of the dharmapalas, the protective deities

OM AH HUNG are the life force of the three classes of tantra 
VAJRA is the life force of the monastic discipline and the sutra class of
GURU is the life force of abhidharma and kriya (action) yoga, the first level
 of tantra 
PEMA is the life force of the charya (conduct) yoga, the second class of
 tantra, and yoga (joining) tantra, the third class of tantra 
SIDDHI is the life force of the mahayoga and anuyoga classes of teachings
HUNG is the life force of the ati yoga, the Natural Great Perfection

OM AH HUNG purify obscurations arising from the three mental poisons: desire/attachment, aversion, and ignorance 
VAJRA purifies obscurations which stem from anger
GURU purifies obscurations which stem from pride
PEMA purifies obscurations which stem from desire/attachment
SIDDHI purifies obscurations which stem from envy/jealousy
HUNG in a general way purifies obscurations which stem from all emotional

Through OM AH HUNG one attains the three kayas 
Through VAJRA one realizes mirror-like pristine awareness
Through GURU one realizes the pristine awareness of equalness
Through PEMA one realizes the pristine awareness of discernment
Through SIDDHI one realizes the all-accomplishing pristine awareness
Through HUNG one realizes the pristine awareness of basic space


Through OM AH HUNG gods, demons, and humans are subdued 
Through VAJRA one gains power over malevolent forces of certain gods and
Through GURU one gains control over the malevolent forces of the Lord of
 Death and the cannibal demons 
Through PEMA one gains control over the malevolent influences of the water
 and wind elements 
Through SIDDHI one gains control over the malevolent influences of non-human
 forces and spirits bringing harm and exerting negative control over one's life 
Through HUNG one gains control of the malevolent influences of planetary
 configurations and earth spirits

OM AH HUNG accomplishes the six spiritual virtues 
VAJRA accomplishes pacifying activity
GURU accomplishes enriching activity
PEMA accomplishes magnetizing activity
SIDDHI accomplishes enlightened activity in general
HUNG accomplishes wrathful enlightened activity

OM AH HUNG avert all imprecations and curses 
VAJRA averts the negative consequences of breaking one's samaya with the
 deities of pristine awareness 
GURU averts the negative influences of the eight classes of gods and demons
 in samsara 
PEMA averts the negative influences of nagas and earth spirits
HUNG averts the negative influences of gods, demons, humans, samsaric gods

OM AH HUNG defeats the army of the five mental poisons 
VAJRA defeats anger
GURU defeats pride
PEMA defeats desire/attachment
SIDDHI defeats envy and jealousy
HUNG defeats the armies of gods, demons and humans

OM AH HUNG brings about the spiritual accomplishments or siddhis 
VAJRA brings about the siddhi of peaceful and wrathful deities
GURU brings about the siddhi of the awareness-holders and the lineage gurus
PEMA brings about the siddhi of the dakas and dakinis and dharma protectors
SIDDHI brings about the mundane and supreme siddhis
HUNG brings about the siddhi of accomplishing whatever one wishes

OM AH HUNG transfers consciousness to the pure realms of experience 
VAJRA transfers consciousness to the eastern pure realm of Manifest Joy
GURU transfers consciousness to the southern pure realm of Glory & Splendor
PEMA transfers consciousness to the western pure realm of  Great Bliss
SIDDHI transfers consciousness to the northern pure realm of Excellent
HUNG transfers consciousness to the central pure realm of Unwavering

If a physical form could demonstrate the benefit of even one recitation of OM AH HUNG VAJRA GURU PEMA SIDDHI HUNG, the entire earth would not be sufficient to contain the merit. All sentient beings who see, hear, or remember this mantra will definitely be established in the ranks of the masculine and feminine awareness-holders. If it is the case that these words of truth of 
the Vajra Guru mantra do not accomplish for sentient beings what they wish to
 accomplish just as I havepromised, then I Pema Jungne, am truly deceiving sentient beings. But I have not deceived you, so you should practice according to my instructions.

Even if you are not able to recite the mantra for whatever reasons, you should mount it on the top of a victory banner, even when the wind touches it, and that wind touches sentient beings, it will free them without a doubt. Alternately, you may inscribe it in clay or carve it in stone. This will also guard the path upon which these syllables are placed and guard that region from malevolent effects. You may also write this mantra out in gold ink on dark blue paper and wear it as an amulet. When you die, if this amulet isburned with your corpse, rainbows will be seen and your consciousness will be transferred to the realms of Supreme Bliss. The benefits of writing out, reading or reciting this mantra defy any accurate measure and defy any standard measurement that could be applied. Having established this for the benefit of beings in the future, I am hiding this treasure. May it meet with a fortunate child of mine in the future who has good karma.

Samaya. Sealed. Sealed. Sealed.