Prayer of the Stages of the PathThe path
begins with strong reliance
On my kind Teacher, source of all good;
bless me with this understanding
To follow the kind teacher with great
This human life with all its freedoms,
with so much meaning;
O bless me with this understanding
All day and
all night to seize its essence.
My body, like a water bubble,
Decays and dies so very quickly;
After death comes the results of
Just like the shadow of a body.
With this firm knowledge
Bless me to be extremely cautious,
And gathering abundant virtue.
Give no contentment, only torment;
So please bless me
to strive sincerely
To gain the bliss of perfect freedom.
me so that from this pure thought
Come mindfulness and greatest caution,
To keep as my essential practice
The doctrine's root, the Pratimoksha.
Just like myself all my kind mothers
Are drowning in samsara's
O so that I may soon release them,
Bless me to train in
But I cannot become a Buddha
By this alone without the
So bless me with the strength to practice
By pacifying my distractions
analyzing perfect meanings,
Bless me to quickly gain the union
special insight and quiescence.
When I become a pure container
Through the common paths, bless me to enter
The essence practice of
The supreme vehicle Vajrayana.
The two attainments
both depend on
My sacred vows and my commitments;
Bless me to
understand this clearly
And keep them at the cost of my life.
the constant practice in four sessions,
The way explained by holy
O bless me to gain both the stages
Which are the essence of
May those who guide me on the path
And my companions
all have long lives;
Bless me to pacify completely
outer and inner.
May I always find the perfect teachers
delight in the holy Dharma,
Accomplish all grounds and paths swiftly,
And gain the state of Vajradhara.
OM TARE TUTTARE TURE