Opening the Door to Naturally Present Inner Clarity
There is a vivid red Raṃ syllable upon my tongue It radiates firelight purifying the obscuration of speech and the tongue transforms into a tube of red light. Imagine that and repeat the Sanskrit alphabet. At night, and so on, always meditate that the lama is in the heart. When beginning a session meditate that the lama is on the crown of the head. Recite three times La-ma khyen Lama know me.
Kind precious root lama, know me. Bless me so that my mind will go to the Dharma, Bless me so that my dharma will go on the path Bless me so that delusion on the path will cease Bless me so that illusory appearances will arise as wisdom. Contemplate the four ways of turning the mind away from samsara, and practice do the mind training.
La ma kön chok sum po khye khyen no Dal jor nye ka tob pa da re tsam Mi tak chi wan am yong cha ma chi Kor wa kang du kye kyang duk ngal jyu Ge dik kang che de duk lu wa may tar lam top par la may tuk je zung
Lama and three jewels, know me, I have briefly obtained the rare life with freedoms and wealths It is impermanent and the time of death is unpredictable Wherever one is born in samsara it will be the cause of suffering My good and bad actions will infallibly result in happiness and suffering
I go for refuge until the essence of enlightenment, In the three Refuges, the sugatas, the three Roots in the bodhicitta, the nature of the channels, airs, and essences, and in the mandala of compassion that is the essential nature. Before that assembly develop the bodhicitta so that all beings may recognize the essence of self-knowing wisdom and rest in the state of luminosity. Repeat three times:
Because of appearances, which are like the illusory image of a moon on water. I develop bodhicitta in the state of the four immeasurables. so that they may rest in the expanse of self knowing luminosity Finally, all the beings you have visualized dissolve into the assembly, the retinue dissolves into the main figure, the main figure becomes a sphere of white light and is absorbed into your heart. The Meditation and Mantra-repetition of Vajrasattva
A rang sem nam dak chi wo yi dri may ka ying tong pa ru pe kar za way den ji teng chu shel dang tser yi ge hung A. My mind is pure and upon my head within empty stainless space upon a white lotus and moon-disc seat there is a shining Hum of clear moonstone
Drops of amrita fall from the mantra circle in his heart completely filling my body. All illness, demons, bad karma and obscurations are cleansed away without remainder, so that I become pure. Repeat the hundred syllables.
Vajrasattva is pleased, melts into light and dissolves into me I become Vajrasattva, a body of appearance and emptiness, In my heart there is Hūṃ with Oṃ in front of it and accompanied by Vajrasattva By repeating it all beings are spontaneously liberated into a state of inseparability from Vajrasattva.
Repeat the Vajrasattva mantra.
The Mandala Offering
Without reluctance I offer to the assembly Infinite clouds of offerings to the three kāya realms An actually possessed and mentally emanated treasure of pure enjoyments and my body, speech, and mind and my accumulation of merit Oṃ guru ratnamaṇḍala hūṃ When accumulating a hundred thousand maṇḍala offerings, and so on, you can do so by accumulating recitations of the verse that begins “the ground is sprinkled with perfumed water.”
E ma ho rang nang lhun drup dak pa rab jam shing Kö pa rab dzok zang dok pal ri shing rang nyi shi lu dor je nal jor ma shal chik cha nyi mar sal dri tö dzin shab nyi dor tab chen sum nam kar zik Ema ho
In the self-appearing, spontaneously present, pure infinite realm, in the most perfect display of the realm of Zangdokpalri I am in the form of Vajrayogini one face, two arms bright red, holding a curved knife and skull bowl, two legs astride and three eyes looking into space.
chi wor pe ma bum dal nyi day teng kyab ne kun du tsa way la ma dang yer me tsok ye dor je trul pay ku kar mar dang den shön nu sha tsuk chen pö ka chö gö za ber dung ma sol shal chik cha nyi gyal po rol way tab
His right hand holds a vajra and the left hand holds a vase in a skull bowl Upon his head is the fawn skin lotus hat In the crook of his left arm is the supreme consort of bliss and emptiness in a secret form as the trident scepter.
ja zer tik le ö pung long na shuk chi kor ö ngay dra way dze pay long trul pay je bang nyi shu tsa nga dang jap ö pen drup rig dzin yi dam lha kan dro chö kyong dam chen trin tar tib sal tong nyam né chen pö ngang du sal
He is in the expanse of a mass of rainbow rays and discs, In a vast beautiful network of five lights around him are his retinue The emanated twenty-five principal pupils the panditas and siddhas of India and Tibet, the vidyādharas and yidam deities, the ḍākinīs, dharma protectors and oath bound guardians, all gathered like clouds appearing clearly in the great state of the equality of clarity and emptiness. Meditate in that way and then pray that the assembly will invite through lights the host of wisdom deities.
Hung o gyen yul ji nub jang tsam pe ma ge sar dong po la yam tsen chok kin go drup ne pe ma jung nay shay su drak kor du kan dro mang pö kor kye chi je su da drup kyi jin ji lab chir shek su sol gu ru pe ma si dhi hung Hūṃ
In the north west of Oḍḍiyana on the stem and blossom of a lotus you have attained marvelous supreme siddhis and are known as Padmakara You are encircled by a retinue of many ḍākinīs I pray that you come to give your blessing that I may accomplish as you have done. Guru padma-siddhi hūṃ In that way, the wisdom deities merge into the assembly. In front of them offer the seven-branch prayer for gathering the accumulations and purifying the obscurations:
Om pal den la may rang shin gar gyu sum rig dzin lha tsok la dul nye lu yi cha tsal lo chi nang sang way chö trin bul dik drip bag chak nying né shak du sum ge tsok la yi rang zab gyé chö khor kor war kul nya ngen min da shuk su sol rang sheng e tsa chang chub ngo rang né ye shé sé gyur chik Oṃ
To the nature of the glorious lama the three lineages, the vidyādharas and deities I pay homage with bodies as numerous as atoms, I offer clouds of outer, inner, and secret offerings I sincerely confess bad actions, obscurations, and negative tendencies I rejoice in good actions in the three times I request that you turn the profound and vast Dharma wheel I pray that you do not pass into nirvana I dedicate to enlightenment the merit of others and myself May wisdom be awoken within us.
Je tsun gu ru rin po ché khye ni sang gye tam ché kyi tuk je jin lap du pay pal sem chen yong kyi gön chik pu lu dang long cho lo nying drang tö pa mé par khye la bul di né chang chub ma top bar kyi duk lek bye to men kun je tsun chen pop é junng khyen Oma ah hung ben dza gu ru pe ma si dhi hung
Lord Guru Rinpoche You are the splendor of the compassion and blessing of all the buddhas in one. You are the sole protector of all beings I give to you, without restraint, my body, possessions, lungs, heart, and breast. From now until enlightenment, in all happiness and unhappiness, good and bad, high and low, Great Lord Padmakara, know me, Oṃ āḥ hūṃ vajra-guru padma-siddhi hūṃ Repeat that to attain any siddhi
Samantabhadra, Vajrasattva, Surativajra, Padmakara Longchenpa, Jigme Lingpa, Jamyang Khyentse, and all others, I pray to the kind root and lineage lamas Grant your blessing empowerment and supreme and general siddhis. Repeat the mantra and so on in that way in order to invoke their commitment. Conclude by receiving the four empowerments.
From the shining Hūṃ at the heart a blue Hụm is emanated like a shooting star It blends inseparably with my mind and I receive the blessing of the vajra qualities. Think that through each of these you receive the empowerment of the lama’s body, speech, mind, bliss, emptiness wisdom, and the mind’s awareness free of conceptual elaboration. Rest in meditation. At the conclusion of the session do this visualization:
Tuk lé ö mar drö den trö Da gi nying kar rek pa yi ö shu gu ru tuk la tim yer mé ngang la lhun gyi né
From the lama’s heart a hot red light radiates and when it touches my heart I melt into light and merge into the lama’s heart, I naturally rest in that state of inseparability. At the end, as a basis for the purification of birth and death, melt into light and rest in inseparability with the lama so that you become familiarized with the state of youand your mind becoming one with the lama and the lama’s mind being united.
Glorious precious root lama may you always remain inseparably on the pericarp of the lotus in my heart I pray that you care for me with your great kindness and grant to me the siddhis of body speech and mind.
In these times, the number of Buddhist in the world is greatly increasing. They have little opportunity for study and seeing how they are so busy one easy key practice that contains within it the essence of all practices is necessary. Moreover one observing that Dharma practitioners are not able to maintain a regular daily practice of the preliminaries, because of deficiencies through being busy or lazy, I thought it would be good to compose this simple form of the Longchen Nyingtik preliminaries. In this Dharma lineage there is blessing through this visualization practice on whomever you consider to be your root lama. I have composed such a practice with a pure motivation in particular for the Westerners and Chinese who have the karma and previous prayers that have enabled them to enter into the Longchen Nyingtik. I confess from my heart whatever errors and faults there may be. Through the merit of this and all that is connected with it, may in particular all beings go to the state free of misery in the expanse of great bliss and self-knowing awareness. Composed by Hungkar Dorje who the title of being the rebirth of Do Khyentse. <poem>