Vajra Song of Empty Sound
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A Vajra Song of Empty Sound
by Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö
In the city of the central channel, the luminosity of my own rigpa,
Dwells the heroic father, Padmasambhava of empty awareness.
Look upon me always with eyes of pristine wisdom.
Confer your blessings upon me, your worn-out child.
Naturally arisen genuine awareness is clear and open;
Unaltered and fresh, it is the essence of primal purity.
Its spontaneously present nature is deep luminous clarity,
Naturally, originally perfect, beyond the effort of creation—
The primordial protector who resides intrinsically within.
My very own rigpa is the essence of the dharmakāya guru,
Its unceasing radiance, hosts of the peaceful and wrathful,
And its unobstructed expressions, the vīras and ḍākinīs—
How joyous that they are found intrinsically within rigpa!
The array of naturally apparent siddhis and buddha activity,
When understood, brings attainment; when not, apparitions.
Not established in reality, this illusory play of primal wisdom
Arises as anything whatsoever in the yoga of non-attachment.
I, a child of self-liberation, am happy and at ease
In this kingly yoga of intelligence beyond fixation.
An experiential song, spontaneous and ungrasping,
I offer on this kingly occasion, the festival of ḍākinīs.
May this vajra song of empty sound
Dredge the very depths of saṃsāra.
By Rigdzin Kunzang Ösal Nyingpo Tsal.
| Translated by Adam Pearcey with the generous support of the Khyentse Foundation and Tertön Sogyal Trust, 2023.
'Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros. "grags stong rdo rje’i glu dbyangs/" In 'Jam dbyangs chos kyi blo gros kyi gsung 'bum. 12 vols. Bir: Khyentse Labrang, 2012. (W1KG12986) Vol. 8: 484–485