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The One-Page Prayer: A Prayer to Khunu Lama Rinpoche Composed by Khunu Lama Rinpoche Himself

The One-Page Prayer:

A Prayer to Khunu Lama Rinpoche

Composed by Khunu Lama Rinpoche Himself


 

THUP-TEN DRI-MA-MEY-PA DÜ-TSI’I PEL

O Splendor of the ambrosial nectar of the Sage’s stainless Teachings,

LEK-PAR TAM-PA DAM-PA DU MAY ZHAP

At the feet of many well-versed sublime beings,

GO SUM GÜ-PA TSUK-GI-GYEN ZHIN TEN

With respect of the three doors that treated them like a crown ornament, you sought guidance:

TEN-DZIN GYEL-TS’HEN ZHAP LA SÖL-WA DEP

At the feet of Tenzin Gyeltsen, I pray.

 

DRA DANG TS’HAY-MA LA-SOK RIK-PAY-NAY

O Splendor of studying the fields of knowledge such as grammar and logic,

LAP-SUM SEL-WAR TÖN-PA DAM-PAY ZHUNG

The holy texts which clearly teach the three trainings,

RIK-PA-DZIN-PAY DE-NÖ T’HÖ-PAY PEL

And the scriptural collection of the Vidyādharas:

TEN-DZIN GYEL-TS’HEN ZHAP LA SÖL-WA DEP

At the feet of Tenzin Gyeltsen, I pray.

 

MAY-JUNG CHHAK DZOK U-MA LAM-DRAY DANG

Because you continually applied with devotion the vital essence of the instructions

ZHI-JEY DÜ-KHOR LA-SOK DAM-PAY CHÜ

Such as the amazing Mahāmudrā, Mahāsandhi, Mādhyamaka, Lamdray, Zhijey, and Kālachakra,

TAK-JOR GÜ-PAY LO-DRÖ YÖL-GOR KHYIL

Your wisdom-vessel was filled:

TEN-DZIN GYEL-TS’HEN ZHAP LA SÖL-WA DEP

At the feet of Tenzin Gyeltsen, I pray.

 

This one-page prayer is found in the biography of Khunu Rinpoche called ‘Stairway to Liberation’ (thar pa’i them skas) as a supplement on page 99.

 

Translated by Erick Tsiknopoulos.

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Erick Tsiknopoulos (b. 1981) is an American translator of Tibetan, a scholar, researcher and postgraduate student in Buddhist Studies, a teacher and tutor of Tibetan language, a writer and editor, a voracious reader in various subjects, and an experienced world traveler. He is the founder and primary Tibetan translator of the Sugatagarbha Translation Group, and the creator of their main website, Tibetan-Translations.com, which currently features English translations of over 400 Tibetan texts. Many of his translations have been published in various forms, including as books.

He has been a student of Buddhism since 1999, a student of Tibetan Buddhism since 2003, and a student of Tibetan language since 2005. He has been translating Tibetan texts into English since 2007, has been based in India and Nepal studying Tibetan language and Buddhism intensively and translating Tibetan texts since 2008, and has been working professionally as a Tibetan-English translator and interpreter since 2009.

He is available for contact via email at: EmptyElephant@yahoo.com and SugatagarbhaTranslations@gmail.com

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