Longchenpa's refuge prayer

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Spelare
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Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Post by Spelare » Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:47 pm

Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors):
Longchen Rabjam wrote:Namkhai nassu namkha khangwa yi
Lama yidam pawo khandro
Tso sangye chö dang pha bai gendün la
Da sum dro kun ku be kyab su kyi
Also, does anyone have access to an English translation? I understand bits of it but not the whole thing. Thanks!
Neither person nor skandha
but wisdom untainted is buddha.
In recognition, ever serene—
Refuge I take therein.

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Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Post by ratna » Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:20 am

Spelare wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors):
Longchen Rabjam wrote:Namkhai nassu namkha khangwa yi
Lama yidam pawo khandro
Tso sangye chö dang pha bai gendün la
Da sum dro kun ku be kyab su kyi
Also, does anyone have access to an English translation? I understand bits of it but not the whole thing. Thanks!
It's from the text gsang ba bla na med pa'i chos spyod lam khyer gyi rim pa (Liturgy for the practice of the Unsurpassed Secret) included in his collection of miscellaneous writings (gsung thor bu).

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Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Post by Malcolm » Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:30 pm

Spelare wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:47 pm
Does anyone know the source text for the following refuge prayer attributed to Longchenpa? Did he compose it or was it received from an earlier source? I've transcribed it from a recording of Adriano Clemente, who was taught it by Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche (sorry for any transcription errors):
Longchen Rabjam wrote:Namkhai nassu namkha khangwa yi
Lama yidam pawo khandro
Tso sangye chö dang pha bai gendün la
Da sum dro kun ku be kyab su kyi
Also, does anyone have access to an English translation? I understand bits of it but not the whole thing. Thanks!
We migrating beings all go for refuge
to the guru, deva, viras, ḍākinīs, and so on,
and to the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Noble Sangha,
filling the sky in the abode of space


The official DC translation can be found in the Precious Vase.

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Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Post by Spelare » Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:16 am

Thanks, Ratna & Malcolm! Very helpful.
Neither person nor skandha
but wisdom untainted is buddha.
In recognition, ever serene—
Refuge I take therein.

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Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Post by Sennin » Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:20 pm

This is the first refuge prayer I ever learned when I entered the Dharma. :meditate:
"Realisation is accomplished on the basis of the
accumulation of wisdom, and accumulating wisdom
means entering the practice of contemplation; there is
no other way to accumulate wisdom."
--ChNNR

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