Advice for Lakar Ane Kalchö

Advice | Tibetan MastersJamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

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Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

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Advice for Lakar Ane Kalchö

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Homage to the guru!

Contemplate the four transformative topics, take refuge,
And cultivate loving kindness, compassion and bodhicitta.
Assiduously purify your obscurations and accumulate merit.
Meditate on guru yoga as a means to receive blessings.
Pray, receive empowerment, and blend your mind with wisdom.

Investigate well the mind’s basis or origin.
Settle the body without moving or fidgeting.
Put a stop to your speech and remain silent.
Do not chase after thoughts in your mind.
Allow any movement to subside by itself.
Breathe slowly and direct your gaze
Into open space, and in that moment
Awareness will be space-like, insubstantial:
Empty in essence, cognizant by nature,
And in its resonance, thought-free knowing.
This is basis of all that arises, unobstructed and open.
Rest undistractedly in the experience of vivid clarity.
Do not pursue thoughts that manifest as expressions,
But allow them to arise and subside by themselves.
Regard all phenomena as illusory.

When the time of death approaches
Let go of all attachment and entanglement.
Visualize your root guru at your crown,
And repeatedly eject your awareness,
In the form of a syllable A, into the guru’s heart.
If you’re able to pass away in such a state
You will take rebirth in a pure realm.
But it’s through training now and becoming familiar
That you’ll be able to effect the transference.

It’s crucial that you regularly recite dharma practices.
And, with bodhicitta and a noble intention,
Dedicate virtue and make prayers of aspiration.

Chökyi Lodrö imparted this advice to Lakar Ane Kalchö.

| Translated by Adam Pearcey with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation and Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2020.


Bibliography

Tibetan Edition

'Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros. "a ne skal chos la gnang pa'i zhal gdams/" in ’Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros kyi gsung ’bum. 12 vols. Bir: Khyentse Labrang, 2012. W1KG12986 Vol. 8: 268–269