Om svasti

Masters of the authentic lineage who unify the wisdom and compassion
Of the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of countless worlds,
To these infallible objects of refuge, to the Three Jewels and the protectors,
We pray with reverence, one pointedly, with body, speech and mind.

Lord of Sukhavati, the embodiment of all the Buddhas,
You who manifest countless, boundless emanations everywhere,
Venerable Dharmamati (Chokyi Lodro), union of the three families,
May you reign upon the crown of all fortunate beings!

The power of your compassion comes from the expanse of your wisdom,
vast and profound.
Kindness to sentient beings is the sublime display of your emanations.
Inseparable from the three mysteries, in the manner of the lords of the three families,
Dharmamati, may your sublime emanation manifest soon!

For the benefit of infinite sentient beings throughout infinite aeons
Having perfectly accomplished the bodhisattva’s conduct and having attained
The sublime level of unity, you who manifest the activity of emanations
In infinite worlds, may you manifest soon!

Having especially upheld the tradition of Gampopa’s lineage,
You were peerless in revealing the sunlight of the Buddha’s doctrine.
Dharmamati, root and limbs of the practice lineage,
May your sublime emanation manifest soon!

By the blessing of the truth of the infallible Three Jewels and
By the might of the unhindered activities of
Mahakala and his lordly consort and retinue,
May these aspirations be fulfilled exactly as they were made.

– Composed by His Holiness Karmapa Thaye Dorje on the full moon day of June 13th 2014

Translation by Trinley Rinpoche. Edited by Lara Braitstein.

Portrait von Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche

Portrait of Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche. Photo: Thule G. Jug

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