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Excerpt from A Catalogue of Vajra Songs, Elegantly Composed

by Longchenpa
Translation by Willa Miller (for Orgyen Chowang Rinpoche’s teachings at Wonderwell, June 2014)

Namo Guru Bhya
Throughout the mandala of the vast expanse of space, ready to be known,
The mandala of the sun of wisdom, the knower, shines,
Causing the heart-lotus of wise and loving fortunate ones to bloom—
I bow at the feet of the glorious protector, my sacred teacher.

Listen friends with faith and good fortune
To this candid soulful advice, this affectionate counsel!
May you engage this expression of the way things are—
This guidance that comes from my heart is best nurtured in the depths of your own.

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