calling the lama from afar

A Small Song of Yearning: Calling the Lama from Afar, performed by Jen Laun.

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A Small Song of Yearning: Calling the Lama from Afar

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Essence of the Buddhas in the threefold times.

Kind root guru  …  greatest Vajradhara.

Lord of siddhas, hear me! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Bless me to hold no hatred  …  no hatred for my enemies.

Bless me not to cling  …  not to cling to any friend.

Bless me to let this bias subside  …  this bias subside naturally.

Bless me to cut the ties  …  cut the ties, the eight concerns.

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Bless me not to accumulate  …  accumulate a lot of worldly goods.

Bless me to live in solitude  …  solitude in mountain dwellings.

Bless me to set ablaze  …  set ablaze the tummo’s blissful warmth.

Bless me to turn this magic body  …  into the form of the deity.

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Bless me to see my dreams  …  see my dreams as lucid wakefulness.

Bless me to free the bardos  …  free them into the three kayas.

Bless me to see the sameness  …  the sameness Mahamudra.

Bless me to yield this body  …  yield this body as an offering.

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Bless me to solve the vital  …  the most vital instruction.
Bless me to see that knowing one  …  knowing one frees everything.

Bless this child to follow …  follow her/his father’s footsteps.

Bless that mind and wind  …  mind and wind enter the dhuti’s path.

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Bless that the channels and the winds  …  the channels and winds are pliable.

Bless me to realize the view …  realize the view of Trekchö.

Bless me to gain certainty  …  total certainty in Tögal.

Bless me to realize the end  …  the end of concepts and phenomena.

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Bless me that all clinging  …  clinging is immediately cut.

Bless me to find the Buddha  …  find the Buddha in myself.

Bless me to guide the beings  …  guide the beings who have failed to see.

Bless me to benefit those  …  benefit those connected to me.

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Bless me to liberate  those  …  whose misconceptions clash with dharma.

Bless me to churn samsara  …  churn samsara from its depths.

Bless me that my body ripens  …  ripens into the deity.

Bless me to depart  …  depart in a rainbow body of light.

Lama hear me! Lama hear! Lama hear me! Lama hear!

Repeat the last line one hundred times.

To obey the explicit command of Her Majesty Dechen Drönma, this supplication was written down in a couple of moments as it arose in the mind of an old mendicant who bears the name Gana.

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