Longchen Rabjam Series

Tibetan MastersLongchen Rabjam

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Longchen Rabjam

Longchen Rabjam

Name variants:
  • Dorje Ziji
  • Drimé Özer
  • Ngakgi Wangpo
  • Tsultrim Lodrö
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Just like the Six Ornaments and Two Supreme Ones who beautify our world,

You were their equal in your mastery of compassion, learning and realization,

Yet you practised hidden in the forest in sacred solitude.

Longchenpa, who perfected saṃsāra and nirvāṇa in the state of dharmakāya,

Drimé Özer—Stainless Light—at your feet I pray!

Texts by and about Longchen Rabjam (klong chen rab 'byams, 1308-1364), also known as Drimé Özer (dri med 'od zer), who is widely acknowledged as the greatest exponent of Dzogpachenpo, or the Great Perfection, in Tibetan history:

Advice

Calling the Guru from Afar

Guru Rinpoche Prayers

Guru Yoga

Lineage Prayers

Meditation

Poems

Praise

Prayers

Sādhanas

Songs

Longchenpa describes this text as a letter sent from his mind to itself, and, as befits such a personal message, it is heartfelt and candid. The core of the message is simple enough: to leave behind the busyness of saṃsāra and set out instead for the peace and tranquility of the forest, where "meditation naturally grows" and "one can find the bliss of inner peace." Yet while Longchenpa makes this point uncompromisingly, his language, particularly in describing the kind of wild woodland sanctuary he recommends, is often beautifully evocative and poetic.

This song of devotion, composed on the master's anniversary in 1950, emphasizes the ultimate nature of Longchen Rabjam, according to which he does not exist externally but in the nature of one's own mind.

This famous vajra song (rdo rje’i glu), named after its initial syllables "ema kiri", appears in the Tantra of the Union of the Sun and Moon (nyi zla kha sbyor). It consists of a series of arranged syllables which a practitioner should intone melodiously. The individual syllables and their arrangement as a mantra are considered particularly sacred since they are said to have been revealed by the primordial buddha Samantabhadra.

Jamyang Khyentse composed this poetic, devotional invocation of the great Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) in 1934.

Composed in 1932, this song of devotion invokes the Dzogchen master Longchen Rabjam (1308–1364) and appeals for his inspiration and blessings as a means to progress along the path.