By Tony Duff
“The entire course for the sea of Profound Meaning”, an in depth Liturgy for the Visualization approaches of the Mahamudra Preliminaries with an inventory of the major themes of the most Practice
There are a few 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 by way of the Khamtrul Rinpoches has a couple of those liturgies. even if, the only composed through Kunga Tendzin, the 3rd Khamtrul Rinpoche is the only most of the time 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 by way of Lotsawa Tony on the request of Tsoknyi Rinpoche. it's a usual, Mahamudra kind preliminaries liturgy within which there are 4 units of 1 hundred thousand preliminaries to be performed. The liturgy is huge. Kunga Tenzin integrated loads of fabric in his liturgy and this makes it priceless 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 lots is contained in it. there's additionally a powerful guru yoga part for the Drukpa Kagyu, that's exceedingly attractive. there's additionally a pleasant selection of commitment prayers on the end.
The translation was once performed by way of Lotsawa Tony in the course of a three-month consultation at Tsoknyi Rinpoche’s Ngedon Osel Ling in Nepal, while 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 in general felt that the poetic traits of the Tibetan got here out good into English, which used to be interesting to all concerned.
The liturgy can be of targeted curiosity to all Drukpa Kagyu fans. greater than that, it's going to be of curiosity to someone doing the initial practices.
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Nothing is concealed. Nothing is hidden. And, from this time on, I will sever such involvement and stay nicely within the vows. All of you buddha bhagavats, please consider me. In all of my and others’ lives of cyclic existence, in this birth and the births which occur without beginning or end in cyclic existence: whatever roots of virtue there are from being generous to others, including giving just one mouthful of food to a being born as an animal; and whatever roots of 22 THE OCEAN OF PROFOUND MEANING virtue there are because I kept the disciplines; and whatever roots of virtue there are because I stayed in brahmacharya; and whatever roots of virtue there are because I fully ripened sentient beings; and whatever roots of virtue there are because I aroused the mind for supreme enlightenment; and whatever roots of virtue I have created for unsurpassable wisdom; all of these are collected and combined into one and, having massed them together, by completely dedicating them to the unsurpassed, and to the highest, and to that above even the highest, and to that surpassing even the unsurpassed, I hereby completely dedicate them to unsurpassable, perfect, complete enlightenment.
Fourth, the actual supplication has both a condensed and an extensive version. The first part is further divided into six parts, and starts with the supplication of the lineage gurus: Vajra-holder, lord of the hundred families, The sesame-seed pounder, Yashobhadra, Chokyi Lodro, and Thopaga, Grant that I see the inner essence. Bhikshu Jivanta, Phagmo drupa, Padma Dorje, Tsangpa Gyare, The ones named On, Zhonnu, and Nyima Grant that I see the inner essence. Sengge sherab, Pokyapa, The Thirteenth, Kunga, Dorje Rinchen, Lodro, and Khyentse Togden Grant that I see the inner essence.
In the palace of Yang Gon Gyalwa, Where the Chakravartin turns the wheel of great bliss, I supplicate bodhisatva Nyima Sengge— Grant your blessing that mind-itself, coemergence, be selfrecognized and, That in not accepting or rejecting whatever arises on the path, Appearance and existence may dawn as the three kayas. In the monastery of Bardrok Dorling, Where birthlessness is launched to soar in the sky, I supplicate Dharma king Dorje Lingpa— Grant your blessing that mind-itself, coemergence, be selfrecognized and, That in not accepting or rejecting whatever arises on the path, Appearance and existence may dawn as the three kayas.