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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 3:01 am 
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If you don’t have confidence in the Jewels,
What’s the point of reciting Refuge?

If you haven’t given rise to altruistic compassion,
What’s the point of intoning verses of Bodhicitta?

If you don’t see the Guru’s qualities,
What’s the point of making supplications?

If you don’t adopt and avoid according to causality,
What’s the point of requesting advice?

If you haven’t subdued afflictions,
What’s the point of requesting mind instruction?

If you put off attainment of Buddhahood for the next life,
There’s no certainty that you don’t end up in a bad rebirth.

Everywhere, many people of all ranks
Ask me to write supplications,
But I see no benefit in writing them.
May faithful ones keep this in their hearts.

Chokgyur Lingpa wrote this from Ewam Chögar.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 4:38 am 
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Ratna wrote:
If you don’t have confidence in the Jewels,
What’s the point of reciting Refuge?

If you haven’t given rise to altruistic compassion,
What’s the point of intoning verses of Bodhicitta?

If you don’t see the Guru’s qualities,
What’s the point of making supplications?

If you don’t adopt and avoid according to causality,
What’s the point of requesting advice?

If you haven’t subdued afflictions,
What’s the point of requesting mind instruction?

If you put off attainment of Buddhahood for the next life,
There’s no certainty that you don’t end up in a bad rebirth.

Everywhere, many people of all ranks
Ask me to write supplications,
But I see no benefit in writing them.
May faithful ones keep this in their hearts.

Chokgyur Lingpa wrote this from Ewam Chögar.


Your own translation ratna? Great stuff anyway, thanks. Here is the life story of Chokgyur Lingpa http://www.rangjung.com/authors/Chokgyu ... a_Life.pdf

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 5:08 am 
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Your own translation ratna? Great stuff anyway, thanks. Here is the life story of Chokgyur Lingpa http://www.rangjung.com/authors/Chokgyu ... a_Life.pdf


Yes, my own. It's from a series of Chokgyur Lingpa's short advices in the Tersar I read some time ago.

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 15, 2012 9:46 am 
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Relying on the Guru and the Three Jewels,
Bring your own mind under control and safeguard ethics.
Not letting thoughts proliferate, practice one-pointed calm abiding.
Establish the basis by observing the Pratimokṣa.

First, generate the resolve to attain supreme enlightenment;
In the middle, accomplish the benefit of others in the non-conceptual state;
In the end, achieve the essence of the mind of enlightenment of the Great Vehicle
By making excellent prayers.

With the devotion of seeing the Guru as Buddha,
Practice the generation stage of recognizing the world and sentient beings as deities;
Through the completion stage of the unification of bliss and emptiness,
Attain the fruit of the Vajra Vehicle of Secret Mantra.

In particular, settle into mindfulness of the nature of mind,
In the state of empty clarity beyond word, thought and expression;
Whatever thoughts arise are like raindrops falling on the surface of a lake–
to sustain self-liberation is the precept of the Great Perfection.

Even asking a hundred Gurus, there’s nothing apart from this.
Even is you look into a thousand books, this is really it.
Right now, don’t have many distractions, start to meditate.
The triad of study, reflection and meditation is the highway to take.

This requires exertion, mere distraction will not do.
The many distractions like wealth and so on, indolence and idle chatter—
Dare you remain in such a meaningless state?
Can’t you see the huge abyss of samsara?

This time, make the freedom of this body meaningful,
Become a Buddha in this life—I wish you luck in this.

This heartfelt advice was spoken by Chokgyur Lingpa to a lama from the country of Mön Bumthang. May there be virtue.


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