Advice for Jamyang Losal Zangpo

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Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Advice for Jamyang Losal Zangpo[1]

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Son, constantly recall the guru,
And with devotion, as the vital pillar of the path,
Recognise whatever appears as the guru.
Then, the wisdom of realization of the great Sakyapa, your old father,
Will be transferred into your mindstream.

Visualize your body as the deity,
Integrate your speech into the path through recitation,
And do not let your thoughts and impressions ever stray
Beyond the experience of great primordial wisdom.

To put it simply, what is the point of excessive talk?
Tame your own mind, blend your being with the Dharma,
And train constantly in the cultivation of the Dharma’s essence,
The two types of bodhicitta, relative and ultimate.

Thus, Chökyi Lodrö wrote this for the sake of his own student Jamyang Losal Zangpo.[2]

| Translated by Adam Pearcey with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation and Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2021.


Tibetan Edition

'Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros. ’Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros kyi gsung 'bum. 12 vols. Bir: Khyentse Labrang, 2012. W1KG12986. Vol. 8: 404 & 566–567

Version: 1.1-20220301

  1. The original text is untitled; this title has been added by the translator.  ↩

  2. Khenpo Jamyang Losal Zangpo ('jam dbyangs blo gsal bzang po, 1919–1993). Note that this text appears twice in the 2012 edition of Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö's collected writings, once in the advice section and then again among the songs.  ↩

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