Long Life Wish-path composed by Dungsé Thrinlé Norbu Rinpoche


Künzang Dorje Rinpoche & Jomo Sam’phel

At the request of Ngak’chang Rinpoche and Khandro Déchen, for themselves and their sangha – and for Lama Shardröl, Ralzhig Pema Legden, Ngakma Nor’dzin & Ngakpa ’ö-Dzin, and their sanghas

Amideva is the Lord of the pureland of always flawless ecstasy. The light of his compassion emanates to the heart of the lotus bud beings with merit. May the self-occurring second Buddha Padmakara, who is renowned in the universe, protect you. Never effected by the faults of samsara or the qualities of nirvana, there is not even an atom of happiness or suffering. Ever-abiding in evenness, it is called always noble Samantabadra. Self-elements do not exist. Not even one particle of substance is formed, so it is called ‘always-indestructible vajra’, the nature of the great empty stainless sky of Dharmakaya. From that state my root gurus manifest. I bow to you.

The three deities of Tibet – Padmasambhava, Shantiraksita, and King Trisong Détsen, assembled in the glorious inconceivable qualities of Sam-yé in order for the Sutra and Mantrayana teachings of Buddha’s tradition to flourish in Tibet, they established the two categories of ‘those with red robes’ and ‘those with white clothes and long plaited hair’ (gos dKar lChang lo’i sDe).

There is the long path of the sutra tradition and the short path of the Vajrayana tradition. From the Vajrayana tradition, there are the three special sections of the Mahayoga, Anuyoga, and Atiyoga. Those who predominantly practise these three yogas are of the category of ‘those who wear white clothes and keep long plaited hair’. Practising the tradition of those who wear white clothes and keep long plaited hair, holding this lineage from inspiration, may the lotus feet of the root guru Künzang Dorje be unshakeably firm.

Relying on practice with signs of the channels, airs, and the thig-lé of the visualisation and completion stages; carrying the three kayas into the path so they become obviously apparent in self-phenomena, and ‘the completion stage without signs’, in the stainless awareness of beginningless, flawless great emptiness and its display of simultaneous light phenomena Buddhas – from that fully accomplished quality of the four stages, the existence of the universe of samsara, and the pure enlightened phenomena of Buddha, becomes evenly pure – which is the state of Samantabadra. In one life and one human body, may I have the power to attain the teaching of Mahasandhi.

The display of the five wisdoms, the five great elements of space, the quality of display, from that quality, the immeasurable five wisdom dakinis appear. The principal wisdom queen of the innumerable mandalas of wisdom dakinis and supreme consort of Padmasambhava, called Jomo Yeshé Tsogyel – I bow to you.

The one who has unshakeable faith in you, and is practising you, who is your follower and serving Kyabjé Künzang Dorje Rinpoche from the activities of the three rejoicings, like a wish fulfilling jewel – consort of my guru Jomo Sam’phel – may you live long. Whatever you wish for the benefit of the teachings of the Buddhas and for sentient beings, whatever you do, may it be accomplished. And may all beings be sustained, in the phenomena of pure Dharma.

Colophon: Thus, the world of the five great continents melodiously resounds. Residing in the Western continent of Europe, an honourable, holy hero, Chö-ying Gyamtso (Ngak’chang Rinpoche) and his consort, holy heroine Khandro Déchen (who have unshakable, reasonable faith in the general teachings of the Buddhas and especially the priceless teachings of the great Vajrayana and their lineages holders) are fearlessly shooting the cannonball of logic with great compassion in order to annihilate, and put on the correct path of enlightenment all those wild beings who are misunderstanding (with reverse point of view and intention) the teachings of the Buddhas and lineage holders of the teachings of the Buddhas. From their request through the path of letters, I, Thinley Norbu, immediately wrote this in front of dakas and dakinis.