His Eminence Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche the Third, entitled “Calling the Lama from Afar” that was written by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodrö Thaye the Great. (English); Calling the Guru from Afar by Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye. (English); Guru Yoga for Bokar Rinpoche by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa. Its name is Calling the Guru from Afar, and it was written by Jamgon Kongtrul, one of the greatest masters of recent times. His name was also.
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Its name is Calling the Guru from Afarand it was frim by Jamgon Kongtrul, one of the greatest masters of recent times. His name was also Boundless Wisdom, Lodro Thaye, and that is the name by which he was foretold by the Buddha: Jamgon Kongtrul was an incredible master.
Calling the Lama from Afar Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche
She could even imitate him. When Feom Urgyen told stories, he could also remember the tone of voice of Patrul Rinpoche, Jamyang Khyentse, Chokgyur Lingpa, and many, many others, different voices, and would imitate them as well. Tulku Urgyen used to sing Calling the Guru with his father and mother at retreat centres when he was a young child. So he knew mongtrul tune from Jamgon Kongtrul. Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche also used to sing it with his father and mother.
So this chant is something very intimate. Cxlling Urgyen did retreat in a cave near Ipoh in the northern part of Malaysia. Ipoh has many caves, and in one of the larger ones which can easily hold people, he stayed many, many times. I was fortunate to spend several months with him there.
Calling the Guru from Afar
Is was Calling the Guru from Afar. That makes it very precious. Imagine that they are present, right before you, alive with kind, wise eyes, looking directly at you, and shining with resplendent light. Whichever is most easy for you, do that. In the first part, we address each of the enlightened masters and ask them to bestow their particular blessings: So what is the obstacle? Jamgon Kongtrul kindly lists them one by one in this song, so that we can know for sure what those obstacles are.
When totally open from the core of your heart, any obstacle can be overcome. After chanting, simply remain in an atmosphere that is suffused with blessing and inspiration.
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That is the real meaning of blessing. Does it come from outside or from inside? In the beginning we make ourselves believe that it comes from somebody else.
But in actuality it is not a concrete thing handed over from one to another. It is more something that happens when we open up, totally and completely, because then the awakened state that has been realized by all masters of the lineage and our basic being are seen to never have been different, not even in the slightest.
Please, root guru, kindly hear us. Greatest treasure of the kindest blessings, Wellsprings of the two accomplishments, Activity that fulfills the aims of everyone, Please, root guru, would you hear us. Guru Buddha Amitabha, please hear us. Guru Avalokiteshvara, please hear us. Calm from their root the pains of the six beings, Churn from their depths the three realms of samsara. Guru Padmasambhava, please hear us.
Guru Yeshe Tsogyal, please hear us. Look from your realm, the divine Mahasukha. Kahma and Terma lineage masters, please hear us. Look from the realm of the unified wisdom.
Look from your fivefold light-sphere of self-presence. And let us reach to the end of four visions. Peerless Atisha and heart-sons, please hear us. Help to make dawn in our minds, bodhichitta, Emptiness filled with the heart of compassion. Marpa, Mila, Gampopa, please hear us. Look from the vajra realms of Mahasukha.
Karmapa, lord of all worlds, please hear us. Look from the sphere where you tame endless beings.
CALLING THE GURU FROM AFAR
Kagyus, four great and eight small, please hear us. Look from your personal knowing, the pure realms. Help to make vanish the four states of blindness So practice-moods and the insights are perfected.
Five forefathers of the Sakyapas, please hear us. Gaze from samsara-nirvana in union. Combining the true view, with training and conduct, Lead us onto the true path of all secrets. Shangpa Kagyu masters, the matchless, please hear us.
Look from your buddha-realm, pure and primordial. Help us train truly in means and ffom freedom And to achieve unity beyond learning. Tangtong Gyalpo, great siddha, please hear us.
Gaze from your effortless sphere of compassion. Help reach the training, insight in illusion So that we master the winds and the thought-flow. Padampa Sangye, only father, please hear us. Look from the realm of sublime, perfect action. Suffuse our hearts with the lineage of blessings To see beyond limits auspicious connections.
Machik Valling, only mother, please hear us. Gaze from the sphere of the transcendent knowledge. Help cut at the root proud beliefs in an ego To see beyond ego the absence of concepts. Dolpo Sangye, all-knowing, please hear us. Look from the realm, the supreme of callong aspects. Help us to cease shifting winds in the dhuti And gain vajrakaya beyond all transition. Taranatha, thf noble, please hear us.
Gaze from the sphere of the triple companions. Help dual thoughts melt away, beyond rising, And to attain our seat of self-knowing.
Orgyen Dechen Lingpa, please hear us. Shikpo Lingpa, all-pervasive, please hear us. Look from compassionate states taming beings. Please help us find the mind-gem within us So that fruition matures in the basis. Padma Nyugu, bodhisattva, please hear us. Gaze from your magical net of illusions. Let us be one with you, lord of four kayas, Most sublime wakefulness of all the buddhas.
Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo, please hear us. Look from your sphere, the two knowing wisdoms. Help us to spread the light of great knowledge. Gaze from your realm of five-colored rainbows. Help rinse the stains of thoughts, winds and bindus, And to awaken the youthful vase body. Padma Do-ngak Lingpa, please hear us.
Look from your sphere, empty bliss beyond changing. Ngawang Yonten Gyamtso, please hear us. Gaze from the space and wisdom united. Help so belief in real things is dismantled And we can use all events as the training. Look from your realm of compassionate kindness. Help us accept everyone as kind parents So we can help every being sincerely. Padma Gargyi Wangchuk, please hear us. Gaze from your lucid sphere of mahasukha. Tennyi Yungdrung Crom, please hear us.
Look from samsara and nirvana in sameness. Help us feel an authentic devotion, The vast, simultaneous insight and freedom. Child of the siddhas, Karma Urgyen, please hear us. Gaze from your wakeful space, empty knowing. Transmit the ja,gon to your destined disciples, Help us retake our kingdom, realization. Kindest root guru, the gracious, please hear us. Guru, would you hear jamgonn, help us right now with your kindness.
Inspire us to let the wish for freedom grow within. This precious life is found, but our time completely wasted, Meaningless pursuits always diverting our lives.