Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

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Sennin
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Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by Sennin » Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:36 am

A gur from The Festival of Melodious Songs

I bow to the guru.

If the turquoise blue thunder-dragon
Descends to the ground, he is not beautiful.
When he stays among the clouds
And proclaims melodious sounds, he is beautiful.

If the white snow lion
Descends to the valley, he is not beautiful.
When he poses dauntingly on the summits of snowy mountains
And roars, he is beautiful.

If the renunciant yogi
Roves about in villages, he is not beautiful.
When he practices the Dharma in solitary places
And sings songs of realization, he is beautiful.

Tshogdruk Rangdrol sang this also.


--258-259; Gsung 'bum 3:11--
Translated by Victoria Sujata
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Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by pemachophel » Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:55 pm

Crying to the Guru From Afar by Tshog-drug Rang-drol (Shabkar)

LA-MA KHYEN LA-MA KHYEN
LA-MA KHYEN

MA-RIG MUN-SEL PAL-DEN LA-MA
Glorious Guru, dispeller of the darkness ignorance

THAR-PAI LAM-TON PAL-DEN LA-MA
Glorious Guru, shower of the way to Liberation

KHOR-WAI CHU-DROL PAL-DEN LA-MA
Glorious Guru, ferryman across the river of samsara

DUG-NGAI NAY-SEL PAL-DEN LA-MA
Glorious Guru, healer of the sickness of the five poisons

YID-ZHIN NOR-BU PAL-DEN LA-MA
Glorious Guru, wish-fulfilling jewel

KHYOD-LA SOL-DEB JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
To You we pray; please bless us.

MI-TAG CHI-WA NYING-NAY DRAN-PAR
PAL-DEN LA-MAY JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
So that we may remember death and impermanence from our hearts, bless us glorious Guru.

GO-MED LO-NA GYUD-LA KYE-WAR
PAL-DEN LA-MAY JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
So that the thought of needlessness arises within us, bless us glorious Guru.

WEN-PAR TSE-CHIG DRUP-PA NU-PAR
PAL-DEN LA-MAY JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
So that we attain one-pointed concentration in solitude, bless us glorious Guru.

DRUB-LA BAR-CHED GANG-YANG MED-PAR
PAL-DEN LA-MAY JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
So that there are no obstalces to our practice, bless us glorious Guru.

TRUL-MED NAY-LUG TA-WA TOG-PAR
PAL-DEN LA-MAY JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
So that we may realize the illusionless ultimate view, bless us glorious Guru.

KYEN-NGEN THAM-CHED DROG-SU CHAR-WAR
PAL-DEN LA-MAY JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
So that all bad causes are turned into friendly one, bless us glorious Guru.

DAG-SHEN DON-NYI LHUN-GYI DRUB-PAR
PAL-DEN LA-MAY JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
So that the two purposes of self and others are spontaneously accomplished, bless us glorious Guru.

DA-TA NYI-DU JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
Bless us right now.

NYUR-WA NYUR-DU JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
Bless us immediately.

DUG-SA DI-RU JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
Bless us in this abode.

DEN-THOG DI-RU JIN-GYI LOB-SHIG
Bless on this seat.

KHOR-WAI PHUN-TSHOG DUG-DRUL TSHANG-TA-BU
THONG-NAY TSHE-DAI JA-WA THAM-CHED-LA
NGON-ZHEN TING-NAY LOG-PAY JA-TANG-WA
TSHOG-DRUG RANG-DROL SHAB-LA SOL-WA-DEB

We pray at the feet of Tshogdrug Rangdrol, the world renouncer, Who, after seeing samsaric activities are like the den of a poisonous snake, has expelled all attachment to any activities of this life.
Pema Chophel པདྨ་ཆོས་འཕེལ

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Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by Lukeinaz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 5:51 pm

A Wonder!

Behind me, the rock walls,
Beautiful and massive.
In front, snow on the peaks
Of the majestic range.
In the four directions, the mist rises,
And rainbows appear.
You are truly astonishing--going to look for yourself when you already are yourself! --Longchen Rabjam

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Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by Sennin » Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:39 pm

Be inspired by the wide open sky.
Mind without center or edge - Meditate on that!
Though inner thoughts build up like southern clouds,
Mind, like the sky is at ease.

Be inspired by the luminous sun.
Mind without shadow or light - Meditate on that!
Though inner thoughts radiate like beams,
Mind, like the sun, is at ease.
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Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by Lukeinaz » Tue Jan 30, 2018 10:35 pm

In the vastness of the sky,
without center or edges,
The sun shines, illuminating
all things without choosing.
This is the way you should help beings.
You are truly astonishing--going to look for yourself when you already are yourself! --Longchen Rabjam

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Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by Sennin » Wed Jan 31, 2018 12:17 am

Meditation Experiences:

E ma! Joyous, clear awareness!

Yogis live in natural caves
In solitary places with no clamor,
Practicing alone like the Indian sages
On green grass and mats
Arousing the wish to have love, compassion and bodhicitta,
They straighten their bodies and abandon all speech.

Clouds of thoughts clear.
They see the sky of mind vividly.
Though rainbows of feelings appear,
They do not fixate upon them.

Although they do not focus
On the slightest trace of a meditation object,
They are not distracted for an instant.

When they place their minds in equipoise like that,
Mind does not move, like Meru, lord of mountains.
The more their minds settle, the more they come to rest.

When yogis let go,,
Though their minds fill with virtuous thoughts,
There are no obstructions.
Their bodies and minds are still competent,
But they are drawn into great bliss.

Yogis can see faces of deities naturally.
Miraculous displays of supernatural perceptions appear everywhere.

The moonlight of the yogis' renown
Clears away the darkness of delusion of deities and humans.
The lotuses of their disciples' hands close by themselves.
They prostrate themselves with respect
And divine music reverberates from the sky.
Rains of incense and flowers descend.
On the earth, people offer food and clothing.
They call out wondrous, gentle words in the ten directions.

Be a yogi like that
Who directly or indirectly benefits
The teachings and all beings without exception.

Otherwise, turn your back to the village,
Stay in a small monastery, or some mountain cave or rock cave,
And renounce your homeland.

Although you have made yourself a monk of the highest order,
Cast away the Vinaya rules of monastic discipline
And the four principles of virtuous training like grass,
If they are not important to you.

And if your vows are insincere,
Though you may call yourself a renunciant, your greed will be great,
And you will accumulate even more food and wealth than
a householder.

Sustaining the facade of a yogi like that, what good will you do?
If you are not sincere in your practice, be a person of the world.

I spoke this as it came to mind, in order to benefit all the disciples at the hermitage in Tsari

--Gsung 'bum 4: 455-57--
Translated by Victoria Sujata
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Post by Sennin » Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:03 pm

At Mt Kailash

Once, I gave this advice to some fifty friends and
disciples doing retreat:

Life is short; the time of death uncertain;
Even tonight you may die.

A lot of talking is the source for evil deeds.
A lot of thinking is the work of Mara.
A lot of running around just weakens your
practice.

The crucial instruction:
Stay on your meditation seat!

Keep to your silent retreat, don't talk;
Obstacles won't come, siddhis will.

You who practice the preliminaries,
Persevere throughout day and night.

Meditators resting in samadhi,
Meditate with unwavering body, speech,
and mind.

Practitioners of tummo, the path of skillful
means,
Be diligent, and bliss-warmth will blaze
forth.

Even those of you who know only the mani,
Don't run around, stay inside; do your
recitations.

Be ready to starve to death for the sake of
Dharma;
Be ready to endure hardship for the sake of
happiness in future lives.

In brief, don't think so much!
Put all your energy into practice!
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Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by Sennin » Fri Aug 24, 2018 6:12 pm

In the retreat hut that is my own body
I sweep away the dirt ...
My retreat helper is emptiness.
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Re: Shabkar Tshogdruk Rangdrol

Post by Grigoris » Fri Aug 24, 2018 7:36 pm

Sennin wrote:
Tue Jan 30, 2018 2:36 am
A gur from The Festival of Melodious Songs

I bow to the guru.

If the turquoise blue thunder-dragon
Descends to the ground, he is not beautiful.
When he stays among the clouds
And proclaims melodious sounds, he is beautiful.

If the white snow lion
Descends to the valley, he is not beautiful.
When he poses dauntingly on the summits of snowy mountains
And roars, he is beautiful.

If the renunciant yogi
Roves about in villages, he is not beautiful.
When he practices the Dharma in solitary places
And sings songs of realization, he is beautiful.

Tshogdruk Rangdrol sang this also.


--258-259; Gsung 'bum 3:11--
Translated by Victoria Sujata
Beautiful!
"My religion is not deceiving myself."
Jetsun Milarepa 1052-1135 CE

"Butchers, prostitutes, those guilty of the five most heinous crimes, outcasts, the underprivileged: all are utterly the substance of existence and nothing other than total bliss."
The Supreme Source - The Kunjed Gyalpo
The Fundamental Tantra of Dzogchen Semde

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