O Gurus abiding in the ten directions' infinite realms,|
Buddhas, bodhisattvas, shravakas, pratyekabuddhas and dharmapalas #150;
Pray oceanic sources of refuge generate the power of compassion
To grant siddhi of our desired wishes' fulfilment here and now!
With long familair excellent wisdom's force flourishing,
And enthusiasm fully firm in accomplishing others' welfare,
Skilled in bearing Buddha's teachings aloft to the ten directions,
I pray at the feet of the Venerable Guru.
Protector, bearing witness for the conquerors and bodhisattvas,
You are determined always to fulfill the welfare of others;
Yet your having left me and other faithful disciples
To enter the peaceful sphere torments us so!
But since it is never possible that great beings
At any time waver from achieving others' welfare
For trainees of this realm born from your speech
May you swiftly show the young excellent face of your rebirth!
Scholarly, moral and kind, with teaching, debate and composition,
Masterfully spreading the essence of sutra and tantra to the ten directions
As Buddha's supreme representative for the teachings
May the bright smiling young moon of your re-emanation quickly come!
|Colophon: This prayer for the swift return of the great spiritual guide of Ganden Jangtse Monastery's Gowo College, Geshe Khenrab Topgyal Gajam, whose form has passed to peace, was requested on behalf of all his dharma centers, Gowo College of Ganden Jangtse, and Losang Donden of the the Tseten Norbu household, together with offerings. Geshe Nyima Gyeltsen composed it based on prayers for swift return composed by His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama. Translated from Tibetan by David Molk December 13, 1993.|