Aspiration Prayer for Mahamudra

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Aspiration Prayer for Mahamudra

Postby Luke » Sat Jun 20, 2009 8:47 pm

I'm certainly not qualified to talk about Mahamudra, but I found the Third Karmapa's text, "Aspiration Prayer for Mahamudra," to be very beautiful and inspiring.

My favorite lines are:
Beings by nature have always been Buddhas,
Yet not realizing this, they wander endlessly in samsara.
May we have unbearable compassion
For sentient beings whose suffering knows no bounds.

This unbearable compassion radiates unceasing love,
And as it does, its emptiness of essence nakedly shines.
May we never leave this supreme and unerring path of union,
May we meditate upon it all day and all night.
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Re: Aspiration Prayer for Mahamudra

Postby joy&peace » Sat Jun 06, 2015 3:12 am




what it is that is that i wish to say, is let us feel love and peace all day. :)
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Re: Aspiration Prayer for Mahamudra

Postby Wayfarer » Sat Jun 06, 2015 8:21 am

I very much love this prayer.

The verse I have been contemplating is this one:

It is not existent ~ even the Victorious Ones do not see it.
It is not nonexistent ~ it is the basis of all samsara and nirvana.
This is not a contradiction, but the middle path of unity.
May the ultimate nature of phenomena, limitless mind beyond extremes, be realised.

From this translation. And here is a link to a long commentary by Tai Situpa Rinpoche (in .PDF format).

Learn to do good, refrain from evil, purify the mind ~ this is the teaching of the Buddhas
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Re: Aspiration Prayer for Mahamudra

Postby Vasana » Sat Jun 06, 2015 2:29 pm

May unbearable compassion be conceived in our being.

"If you think that buddhas and sentient beings are indivisible, you should honor and serve sentient beings to the same degree as you would the buddhas. Do you do that?" ~ Shri Singha
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