By Tony Duff
“The entire direction for the sea of Profound Meaning”, an in depth Liturgy for the Visualization techniques of the Mahamudra Preliminaries with an inventory of the most important issues of the most Practice
There are a couple of branches of the Drukpa Kagyu and every has it personal liturgies for doing the initial practices (Tib. ngondro). The Kham (East Tibetan) culture of the Drukpa Kagyu, headed via the Khamtrul Rinpoches has a few those liturgies. even if, the only composed via Kunga Tendzin, the 3rd Khamtrul Rinpoche is the single usually used. it's the liturgy used for instance at Tashi Jong in India, the present-day seat of Khamtrul Rinpoche.
The textual content of the liturgy used to be translated into English via Lotsawa Tony on the request of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. it's a typical, Mahamudra type preliminaries liturgy during which there are 4 units of 1 hundred thousand preliminaries to be performed. The liturgy is large. Kunga Tenzin integrated loads of fabric in his liturgy and this makes it necessary as a reference for an individual. for instance, the total pushing aside perform performed with the perform of The Thirty-five Buddhas, and the Sutra of the 3 tons is contained in it. there's additionally a powerful guru yoga part for the Drukpa Kagyu, that's exceedingly appealing. there's additionally a pleasant choice of commitment prayers on the end.
The translation was once performed by means of Lotsawa Tony in the course of a three-month consultation at Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Ngedon Osel Ling in Nepal, whilst a wide crew of Drukpa Kagyu lamas and rinpoches of the East Tibetan culture amassed jointly for a Drukpa Kagyu Dharma competition. the interpretation went very well and it used to be normally felt that the poetic traits of the Tibetan got here out good into English, which used to be unique to all concerned.
The liturgy might be of detailed curiosity to all Drukpa Kagyu fans. greater than that, it may be of curiosity to someone doing the initial practices.
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We prostrate to Glorious One who Completely Subjugates. We prostrate to Completely Conquering in All Battles. We prostrate to Gone by Completely Subjugating. We prostrate to Glorious One who Arranges Appearances for All. We prostrate to Jewel Lotus who Suppresses All. We prostrate to the tathagata, arhat, samyaksambuddha, Firmly Seated in the Lotus of Jewels, the King with Power over the Mountains. Those and the other tathagata, arhat, samyaksambuddha bhagavats, whoever and as many there are in all the realms of worldly existence in the ten directions, all the buddha bhagavats who are living and prospering please consider me: I and others, in all of our lives of cyclic existence, in this birth and the births which occur without beginning or end in cyclic existence: have done the karmas of degrading DRUKPA KAGYU PRELIMINARIES LITURGY 21 deeds, have instigated the doing of them, and have rejoiced in the doing of them; and also have stolen from stupas, and stolen from the sangha, and stolen from the sangha of the ten directions, have instigated the stealing of such, and have rejoiced in the stealing of such; and also have done the karmas of the five no-intermediaries, have instigated the doing of such, and have rejoiced in the doing of such; and also have fully entered the paths of the karmas of the nonvirtues, have incited others to enter them, or have rejoiced in the entering of them.
Drubgyu Nyima, the kind Lord, Supreme guide Dharmasara, Shaydrup Chokyi Nyinje, Grant that I see the inner essence. Yongdzin who knows all phenomena, The sixth one the great Tenpa’i Nyima, Pervasive lord, the root guru, Grant that I see the inner essence. Second, the lineage gurus melt into light: Having supplicated the lineage gurus in that way, By the power of my devotion and the refuges’ great love, In order to bless me they melt into light, In descending order and condense into the root guru.
We prostrate to Flower Glory. We prostrate to the Tathagata who Understands Reality by Playing in the Light of Purity. We prostrate to the Tathagata who Understands Reality by Playing in the Light of the Lotus. We prostrate to Wealth Glory. We prostrate to Glory of Mindfulness. We prostrate to Name of Glory Very Widely Renowned. We prostrate to King who holds the Banner of Victory over the Senses. We prostrate to Glorious One who Completely Subjugates. We prostrate to Completely Conquering in All Battles.
A Complete Path for the Ocean of Profound Meaning by Tony Duff