The Dalai Lama’s Prayer for the Jonang

dalai-lamaHaving perfectly meditated, upon generating the enlightened mind for incalculable eons,

the incomparable sovereign of the Shakyas wisely brought down the rain

of sublime teachings in order to fulfill the wishes of illimitable beings.

To you who protects beings through glorious virtue, I pay homage!

 

The intended meaning of the three successive Wheels of Dharma

was explicated from multiple realizations derived from study and practice.

This is what distinguishes the one from the many gates of the Buddha’s Dharma.

May the teachings of the Jonang flourish!

 

Amidst the vast lotus grove of the Victor’s teachings in the Land of Snow,

hundreds of petals of Buddhist exposition and meditation systems bloomed.

Among them, the dynamic intent of the final Wheel of Dharma was revealed.

May the teachings of the Jonang flourish!

 

You uphold and transmit an unparalleled oral transmission,

an extraordinary commentarial tradition on the sutras and tantras

of the great chariot tradition of the Kalachakra Tantra.

May the teachings of the Jonang flourish!

 

From Yumo Mikyo Dorje, through Dolpopa,

Kunga Dolchok, the protector Jetsun Taranatha,

and successive masters, your lineage has gracefully disseminated.

May the teachings of the Jonang flourish!

 

The timelessly ultimate residing, stable, enduring

Enlightened Essence is the indivisible ground and fruition.

This is the way elucidated in the Essence Sutras and the meaning beheld by Nagarjuna.

May the teachings of the Jonang flourish!

 

Your Great Middle Way view of the sutras

and your practice of the Six Yogas which unfolds the meaning of the tantras

are great traditions of explanation that activate the actual dimension of reality.

May the teachings of the Jonang flourish!

 

Through the great blessings of the sources of refuge, the Victor and the Victor’s children,

the power of the unalterable ultimate nature of reality,

the force of divine virtue, and our devotion,

May this aspiration prayer be fulfilled swiftly!

—Tenzin Gyatso, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama

About Tashi Nyima

I am a Dharma student, and aspire to be a companion on the path. I trust that these texts can offer a general approach and basic tools for practicing the Buddha's way to enlightenment. ||| Soy un estudiante del Dharma, y aspiro a ser un compañero en el sendero. Espero que estos textos ofrezcan a algunos un mapa general y herramientas básicas para la práctica del sendero a la iluminación que nos ofrece el Buda.
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One Response to The Dalai Lama’s Prayer for the Jonang

  1. paulfarma says:

    Thank you. PKL

    Great Middle Way 於 2014年08月12日 (週二) 11:09 PM 寫道﹕

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