Great Vajradhara, Tilopa, Naropa
and Lord of the Dharma, Gampopa
Knower of the three times,
Lineage holders of the four great and eight
Drikung, Taklung, Tsalpa, glorious Drukpa and
You who have thoroughly mastered the profound path of
Unrivaled protectors of beings, the Dakpo Kagyü
pray to you, the Kagyü lamas
Grant your blessing that we may follow
your tradition and example.
Detachment is the foot of meditation,
it is taught.
Attachment to food and wealth disappears
the meditator who gives up ties to this life,
Grant your blessing
that attachment to ownership and honor cease.
Devotion is the head
of meditation, it is taught.
The lama opens the door to the
profound oral teachings
To the meditator who always turns to
Grant your blessing that uncontrived devotion be born within.
Unwavering attention is the body of meditation, it is
Whatever arises, is the fresh nature of thought.
the meditator who rests there in naturalness,
Grant your blessings
that meditation is free from intellectualization.
The essence of
thought is dharmakaya, it is taught.
They are nothing whatsoever,
and yet they arise. mind,
Grant your blessing that the
inseparability of samsara and nirvana be realized.
Through all my
births, may I not be separated
From the perfect Lama and so enjoy
the glory of the dharma.
May I completely accomplish the qualities
of the path and stages
And quickly attain the state of Vajradhara.