Advice for Pema Rangdrol

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Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Advice for Pema Rangdrol[1]

by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö

Not doing any harm to sentient beings,
Guarding ethical commitments without hypocrisy,
And thoroughly training one’s own mind—
This is the essence of the practice of individual liberation.[2]

Recognizing all beings, present throughout the whole of space, as one’s parents,
Generating the noblest intention to strive for others’ benefit,
And perfectly carrying out the activity of a bodhisattva—
This is the practice related to the bodhisattva vow.

Sealing all sights, sounds and awareness as great primordial wisdom,
Persevering in the paths of generation and completion without grasping or attachment,
And holding dear the vows and samayas and devotion for the guru—
This, in a nutshell, is the essence of the mantrayāna vows.

The view of non-elaboration, the meditation of non-grasping,
The action of self-settling, and the fruition of self-liberation are crucial.
In the experience of natural ease, beyond intellectual speculation,
To settle naturally is the key to Mahāmudrā and the Great Perfection.[3]

Chökyi Lodrö spoke this essential advice for his own student Pema Rangdrol. Siddhirastu.

| Translated by Adam Pearcey with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation and Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2022.


Tibetan Edition

'Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros. "zhal gdams/" in 'Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros kyi gsung 'bum. 12 vols. Bir: Khyentse Labrang, 2012. W1KG12986 Vol. 8: 364–365

Version: 1.1-20230608

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

  2. Skt. Pratimokṣa.  ↩

  3. Reading phyags rdzogs as phyag rdzogs.  ↩

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