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Courtesy of Himalayan Art Resources
Ho! The great flag of the windhorse, auspicious and sweet-sounding far and wide
Sends out a vast cloud of exquisite offerings, like those of Samantabhadra.
Through this offering, we pray, may the Three Roots—guru, deva and ḍākinī—protectors, dralas, and gods in action,
Make all our aspirations be spontaneously fulfilled!
Texts on the theme of Lungta (rlung rta/klung rta) or Windhorse, including chants to accompany the raising of prayer flags:
Mipham wrote this longer practice for offering the flag of windhorse (rlung rta) in 1903. It includes optional verses addressed to Gesar, Hayagrīva, Gaṇapati (tshogs bdag), and Magyal Pomra (rma rgyal spom ra), the protector of the Amnye Machen mountain range.
This brief practice calls upon the goddess Tārā and other deities to grant their inspiration and blessings, so that the practitioner's lifespan, merit, prosperity, renown, good fortune, magnetism (dbang thang) and 'windhorse' (rlung rta) may all increase.