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Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2018 9:47 pm
by Spelare
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!

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 7:20 am
by ratna
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).

R

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Posted: Fri Sep 14, 2018 3:30 pm
by Malcolm
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.

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2018 2:16 am
by Spelare
Thanks, Ratna & Malcolm! Very helpful.

Re: Longchenpa's refuge prayer

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:20 pm
by Sennin
This is the first refuge prayer I ever learned when I entered the Dharma. :meditate: