A classic text, both simple and profound Someone could study this little book for the rest of their lives, and get something out of it each time they bring to it Since my understanding is very shallow and spotty, much escaped me I can only hope I managed to absorb a little.Should I say Vajra Guru Padma or Benzar Guru Pema That is my big question of the day. The Commentary Translated In These Pages Is Unusual And Rare But If The Commentary Is A Rarity, Its Subject Matter The Seven Line Invocation Of Padmasambhava Is One Of The Best Known Prayers In The Tibetan Buddhist WorldThe Overall Significance Of The Seven Line Prayer Is Perhaps Best Appreciated In Relation To A Practice Called Guru Yoga, Or Union With The Nature Of The Guru The Purpose Of Guru Yoga Is To Purify And Deepen The Student S Relationship With His Or Her Teacher It Is Introduced As One Of The Preliminary Practices, And It Remains Crucial In Fact, Its Importance Increases As One Progresses Through The Advanced Levels Of The Tantric Path The Cultivation Of Devotion To The Guru And The Blending Of One S Mind With His Or Her Enlightened Mind Is, In The Words Of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, The Most Vital And Necessary Of All Practices And Is In Itself The Surest And Fastest Way To Reach The Goal Of Enlightenment Regarding The Origin Of This Commentary, Mipham Refers In The Colophon To An Event That Triggered The Abrupt Appearance In His Mind Of The Hidden Meaning Of The Prayer It Is Interesting To Note That The Language Mipham Uses Suggests That The Commentary Itself Is Not An Ordinary Composition But Perhaps A Treasure Teaching, Specifically A Mind Treasure Or Gongter I love this book What a wonderful explanation of my favourite prayer on many different levels from the literal meaning to the esoteric and cosmic I would highly recommend this to anyone who would like to learn about Guru Rinpoche and the meaning of the Seven line Prayer or for someone who would like to learn about Tibetan Buddhism. What I could understand of this was awesome and mind expanding, but I ll be the first to admit that some of it went clear over my head I d like to read it again in a few years. Very nice book Padmasambhava, Guru Rinpoche, was a historical teacher who is said to have finally converted Tibet to Buddhism Hence the multiple references to the Tibetan language in this text and how they impact the Dharma teaching and mediation.Wonderful explanation of the Seven Line Prayer which is part of a longer verse and how it contains practices to ensure the fastest and surest way to enlightenment covering the literal meaning along with several additional explanations for the path of liberation, skillful means, perfection stages and how to use in practice O H Vajra Guru Padma Siddhi H In Orgyen s land, up on its northwest rimOn lotus, pistil cup, and stem,Wondrous, supreme mastery you foundAnd as the Lotus Born you are renowned.A ring of many kinis encircles you,And in your footsteps practicing we follow you.To grant your blessings, come, we pray.GURU PADMA SIDDHI H A well translated and concise commentary on the varying levels of understanding encapsulated within this short, daily prayer.
Jamg n Kongtrul, Jamyang Khyents Wangpo and
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- White Lotus: An Explanation of the Seven-line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava
- Jamgön Mipham
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