The Supplication to Terchen Trulzhik Dongak Lingpa
(gter chen ‘khrul zhig mdo sngags gling pa’i gsol ‘debs)
by Terchen Trulzhik Dongak Lingpa (Himself)
(gter chen ‘khrul zhig mdo sngags gling pa, 1862-1922)
Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos
TS’É DI’I JA-WA MI-LAM GYU-MA TAR
Seeing the activities of this life to be like dreams and illusions,
T’ONG NAY ZHEN-PA TING LOK JA TANG-WA
You deeply turned away from grasping, and cast aside worldly activities;
T’U-TOP SANG-DAK MI YI ZUK SU TRUL
The mighty and powerful Lord of Secrets [Vajrapāṇi], incarnated in human form:
KÜN-ZANG T’ONG-DRÖL DOR-JÉR SÖL-WA DEP
To the Universally Excellent Vajra Who Liberates Upon Seeing (Künzang T’ongdröl Dorjé), I supplicate.
This was personally authored by Künzang T’ongdröl Dorjé (Terchen Trulzhik Dongak Lingpa, kun bzang mthong grol rdo rje).
(Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, late October-late November 2017, in the village of Rakkar, near Dharamshala, India.)
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