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A Supplication that Dispels the Heartís Sorrow

by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa

Namo Guru

All the sugatas, bodhisattvas and exalted disciples
Who dwell in the boundless, limitless and inconceivable
Pure realms of the three times and the ten directions
Please heed our distressed and yearning call!

Sunk deep in this abysmal, frightful ocean of samsara
See the desperate circumstances of our existence.
Could it be that youíve sought your own happiness and withdrawn?
Have we really been left unprotected by your affection and compassion?

Your resolve in bodhicitta is truly exalted.
Transcending thought, expression and comprehension, the illusory play of
Your emanations enter this world to embrace those in need of taming.
Never fading, may your prowess forever radiate.

For the benefit of every single being without exception,
The era of your enlightened conduct never passes.
Oh bodhisattva, sun of beings, who dispels all of our sorrows!
Pray, quickly appear and manifest your profound activity!

By the great compassion of the ocean of the unfailing three roots,
By the dharma protectors and guardians having cleared all obstacles,
And by the power of mine and othersí heart-felt longing,
Without obstruction, may these glorious wishes be quickly fulfilled!

Thus, a prayer for the swift return of the glorious, authentic lama whose name is difficult to utter, Bokar Tulku, Karma Ngedon Chokyi Lodro, from whom I have had the good fortune of tasting the nectar of realized speech. I, Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje, with one-pointed longing make this aspiration. May virtue reign!