Praise of Vajrasattva
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Wish-Granting Provision of Twofold Accomplishment
A Praise of Vajrasattva
by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
Oṃ—Vairocana of fivefold certainty, the wisdom of dharmadhātu,
Vajra—Aksọbhya, the mirror-like wisdom,
Sa—Glorious Ratnasambhava, the wisdom of equality,
Tva—Amitābha, the wisdom of discernment,
Āḥ—Amoghasiddhi, the all-accomplishing wisdom,
The embodiment of all five families, guru Vajrasattva,
Lord of all maṇḍalas, all-pervasive master of great bliss,
Splendour of the inseparable union of bliss and emptiness,
Vajra sovereign of utterly unchanging coalescence,
Vajrasattva, embodiment of vajra-like immutability,
Beyond the ordinary contrivance of passionate release,
With the vajra mind of awakening, beginningless and unending,
Supreme, featureless, all-pervasive and ever-present,
Glorious original buddha, primordial protector,
Samantabhadra, magnificent Vajradhara, to you I pay homage.
Great original and indestructible sphere at the time of the ground,
Vajrasattva of awareness and emptiness, vajra-like basic space,
Invincible and indestructible, celestial sovereign, expansive as the sky,
Beyond the conceptual elaborations of singularity and plurality,
The vajra-like mind in which the two levels of reality are united.
As the path continuum, form kāya symbol of means and wisdom,
Through the generation phase of unaltered reality just as it is,
In which the purified, purifier and fruit of purification are united,
Vajrasattva of consummate appearance and existence dawns.
Free from the taints of mind and the constant motion
And circulation of channels, winds and essences,
The boundless empty forms of illusory wisdom born of binding in the dhūti
Are naturally perfect within the great sphere of inner luminosity,
And there is nothing to fabricate, as the naturally arisen, naturally manifest adornment
Is present within the basic space of wisdom—
To this spontaneously perfect Vajrasattva, I pay homage!
As the resultant continuum, the indivisibility of kāyas and wisdoms
Are naturally present and radiate in peaceful and wrathful forms,
As the inconceivable vajra expression of the illusory display,
The splendid one who effortlessly accomplishes every aim.
Through the power of compassion, you liberate the cities of existence and quiescence,
And your enlightened activity extends from the realms of the three kāyas to pervade everywhere—
Master of emanation and absorption, Vajrasattva,
Glorious chief of the maṇḍala, to you I pay homage!
Your form is coextensive with the very limits of space,
Your speech is invincible, unarisen and unceasing,
And your mind is one of exceeding purity—
These, your three vajra secrets, I praise.
May whoever offers you such veneration,
Through its virtue attain the level
Of the Guru Vajrasattva within this very life,
And empty the three realms from their very depths!
This praise of the glorious all-pervasive lord, the guru Vajrasattva, was composed by Jamyang Lodrö Gyatso, in the Grove of the Great Array of Vajrasattva’s Illusory Manifestation, a golden chamber within the main temple of Katok Dorje Den. Siddhirastu! Maṅgalam!
| Translated by Adam Pearcey with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation and Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2021.
’Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros. "bla ma rdo rje sems dpa' la bstod pa grub gnyis 'dod 'jo/" in ’Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros kyi gsung ’bum. 12 vols. Bir: Khyentse Labrang, 2012. W1KG12986. Vol. 2: 339–341
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