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Mirror-like Deep Wisdom (ādarśa-jñāna): A Prayer of Praise to Ḍākinī Rigdzin Yangchen Lhamo, by Tsangpa Tulku Rigchok Rinpoché

་ལྟར་མ་བཅོས་སྒེག་ལྡན་མཛེས་མའི་ཚུལ།།
Outwardly, you are one with the beautiful manner of unfabricated grace,
ནང་དུ་མ་བཅོས་ཤེས་རབ་འཕགས་མའི་ལྷ།།
Inwardly, you are a Noble Goddess of unfabricated Discerning Insight,
གསང་བ་མ་བཅོས་རིག་འཛིན་ཌཀྐིའི་རྗེ།།
Secretly, you are the Queen of the Ḍākinīs, an unfabricated Vidyādhara:
གསུམ་ལྡན་མཁའ་འགྲོ་དབྱངས་ཅན་ལྷ་མོར་འདུད།།
To the Threefold Ḍākinī, Yangchen Lhamo, I deeply bow.

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The Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra of Candragarbha

“Good son, as all phenomena are of equal nature, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is of equal nature. As all phenomena are of ceaseless nature, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is of ceaseless nature. As all phenomena are devoid of definitive characteristics [‘signless’], the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is devoid of definitive characteristics. As all phenomena are devoid of arising, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is devoid of arising. As all phenomena are devoid of ending, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is devoid of ending. As all phenomena are devoid of coming, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is devoid of coming. As all phenomena are of the nature of being devoid of going, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is of the nature of being devoid of going. As all phenomena are devoid of permanence, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is of the nature of being devoid of permanence. As all phenomena are of the nature of being devoid of separation [or inherent distinction], the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is of the nature of being devoid of separation. As all phenomena are of the nature of singular significance [or ontological equivalence], the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is of the nature of singular significance. As all phenomena are of the essential nature of insubtantiality [lacking substantial entity], the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight is of the essential nature of insubstantiality. In brief, as everything is beyond definitive characteristics, inherent existence, and the nature of identity, so is, to wit, the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight.”

The Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra of Samantabhadra

Then, the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra was resting evenly in the Samādhi known as ‘Demonstrating the Non-Conceptuality of All Phenomena’. Through the power of that Samādhi, all the world-systems throughout the universe, equal [in number] to the number of subtle particles in all Buddha Fields, trembled. Thereupon, the Bhagavān touched his head with his hands toward the Bodhisattva Samantabhadra.

The Prajñā-pāramitā Sūtra of Vajrapāṇi

“Furthermore, since all phenomena, such as form, are not inherently existent, without substantial entity, free from characteristics, and non-reifiable [or non-objectifiable], one must train in the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight. Due to the fact that they are Internal Emptiness, on up to Non-Substantial Emptiness, one must train in the Transcendental Practice of Discerning Insight.”

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On the Long Life Arrows of Māratika Cave (The Silken Arrows of Longevity), by Māratika Dungdzin Rinpoché, Ngawang Jigdrel Chökyi Wangchuk

The three joints [of the bamboo] and so on represent the Three Vehicles (yāna-s)1, [the seven joints represent] the Seven Good Qualities of the Higher Realms2, [the nine joints represent] the Stages of the Nine Vehicles, and the thirteen [joints represent] the Ten [Bodhisattva] Levels of the Great Vehicle [Mahāyāna] and the Three Bodies of Awakening (kāya-s) [thus making thirteen combined]. The five-colored silks are the Ḍākinīs of the Five Families [of Buddhas], the Five Deep Wisdoms (jñāna-s), and the Five Awakened Activities. The vulture feather at the tip is the realization of the highest ultimate view of unchanging true reality; and of never meeting defeat by any opposition whatsoever. The mirror is the dawning of the outer universe and its inner inhabitants in the three realms, in their entirety, as vivid and distinct. The turquoise is the Life-Energy Stone of Humanity (mi yi bla rdo), and it is said to be capable of healing the drifting and dissipation of life-energy and longevity; owing to the profound rituals of Secret Mantra [Vajrayāna]. The base which rests firmly and steadily has the meaning of unchanging longevity and life-force; and the bamboo cane which is straight and supple has the meaning of always and ever abiding within the faith of trusting in the Supreme Gems [the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha] and in karmic causality, by authentically dwelling on the path of the Ten Virtues.