Short Praise
to
Buddha Vajradhara
According
to the
Kagyupa Tradition
           
OM
DOR J CHANG CHEN TLO NARO DANG
Great Vajradhara, Tilopa, Naropa
MARPA MILA CHJE GAMPOPA
Marpa, Milarepa, and Lord of the Dharma, Gampopa
DSUM SH JA KN KHYEN KARMAPA
Knower of the three times, omniscient Karmapa
CH ZHI CHUNG GYE GY PA DZIN NAM DANG
Lineage holders of the four great and eight lesser schools
DRI TAK TSAL SUM PALDEN DRUKPA SOK
Drikung, Taklung, Tsalpa, glorious Drukpa and others,
ZAB LAM CHAK GYA CH LA NGA NY P
You who have thoroughly mastered the profound path of Mahamudra
NYAM M DRO GN DAKPO KAGYLA
Unrivaled protectors of beings, the Dakpo Kagy
SOLWA DEBSO KAGY LAMA NAM
I pray to you, the Kagy lamas
GY PA DZIN NO NAM TAR JIN GYI LOB
Grant your blessing that we may follow your tradition and example.
ZHEN LOK GOM GYI KANGPAR SUNGPA ZHIN
Detachment is the foot of meditation, it is taught.
Z NOR KN LA CHAK ZHEN M PA DANG
Attachment to food and wealth disappears
TSEN DIR D TAK CH PAY GOM CHEN LA
To the meditator who gives up ties to this life,
NYE KUR ZHEN PA ME PAR JIN GYI LOB
Grant your blessing that attachment to ownership and honor cease.
M G GOM GYI GO WOR SUNG PA ZHIN
Devotion is the head of meditation, it is taught.
MEN NGAK TERGO J PAY LAMA LA
The lama opens the door to the profound oral teachings
GYN DU SOLWA DEB PAY GOM CHEN LA
To the meditator who always turns to him,
CH MIN M G KY WAR JIN GYI LOB
Grant your blessing that uncontrived devotion be born within.
YENG M GOM GYI NG ZHIR SUNG PA ZHIN
Unwavering attention is the body of meditation, it is taught.
GANG SHAR TOK PAY NGO WO SO MA D
Whatever arises, is the fresh nature of thought.
MA CH D KAR JOK PAY GOM CHEN LA
To the meditator who rests there in naturalness,
GOM JA LO DANG DRAL WAR JIN GYI LOB
Grant your blessings that meditation is free from intellectualization.
NAM TOK NGOWO CH KUR SUNG PA ZHIN
The essence of thought is dharmakaya, it is taught.
CHI YANG MA YIN CHIR YANG CHAR WA LA
They are nothing whatsoever, and yet they arise.
MA NGAK ROLPAR CHAR WAY GOM CHEN LA
To the meditator who reflects upon the unobstructed play of the mind,
KHOR D JER M TOK PAR JIN GYI LOB
Grant your blessing that the inseparability of samsara and nirvana be realized.
KY WA KN TU YANG DAK LAMA DANG
Through all my births, may I not be separated
DRAL M CH KYI PAL LA LONG CH CHING
From the perfect Lama and so enjoy the glory of the dharma.
SA DANG LA GYI YNTEN RAP DZOK N
May I completely accomplish the qualities of the path and stages
DOR J CHANG GI GO PHANG NYUR TOP SHOK
And quickly attain the state of Vajradhara (awakened mind). 
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