TO THE KARMAPAS
OF THE LORD OF VICTORIOUS ONES
In the future, you will be the
buddha named Drukpa Sengge,
In the present, you nurture all realms through
Lord of dharma, ruler of the teachings of
the practice lineage,
Düsum Khyenpa, we supplicate at your
Mastering the yidam, you gained control over
the world of appearance.
You tamed the haughtiness of the tirthika
emperor of Mongolia,
And conquered the energy of fire, water, poison,
weaponry and demons.
Karma Pakshi, we supplicate at your feet.
Through your miraculous ability
in commenting on the many sutras and tantras,
You reveal the heart meaning to the diverse
host of beings,
Vastly propagating the teachings of the great
Rangjung Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
In various languages, you tame
many types of beings.
Through reasoning that is free of the extremes,
you dispel all wrong assertions,
And with perfect speech reveal the true state
Rölpay Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
By showing your major and minor
marks, you instill in us lucid faith.
You are the tathagata who is guru to the beings
of the three realms,
Fulfilling the needs of fortunate ones through
Deshin Shekpa, we supplicate at your feet.
Through receiving prophecies from
great siddhas, yidams and Dakinis,
You display numerous miraculous abilities
in yogic conduct.
Protector of gods and humans, your power vanquishes
Thongwa Dönden, we supplicate at your
Tamer of deceptive ones negative
You made vast numbers of representations of
the three jewels.
Your disciples' attainment of siddhi spreads
your fame in all lands.
Chödrak Gyatso, we supplicate at your
Your intelligence in regard to
the modes of knowable objects is unobstructed.
Thus, you are free of hesitation when elucidating
the intended meaning of the scriptures.
Of interfering with this conduct, distractions
had not the slightest chance.
Mikyö Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
Once again, as lord of limitless
You manifested as changeless vajra body, speech
And came to this realm as its guide.
Wangchuk Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
As that same being, you reveal
the array of the great nirmanakaya
To supreme, middling and common disciples,
Insuring that all connections you make through
being seen and heard are meaningful.
Chöying Dorje, we supplicate at your
As that same being, you manifest
your kaya out of compassion
For as many eons as there exist beings to
be tamed like us,
And bestow supreme great bliss the very instant
you are recalled.
Yeshe Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
You embody the nonconceptual,
great bliss dharmadhatu,
And expand the wisdom that knows the profound
and luminous non-dual nature.
Dispeller of the darkness of ignorance, sole
friend of all beings,
Changchub Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
With the great sun of vajra wisdom,
you vanquish without remainder
The darkness of agitated mind,
Those forces that are the expressions of the
Düdül Dorje, we supplicate at your
Endowed with inconceivable knowledge,
activity and skillful means,
And indestructible vajra-like samadhi,
Protector of the world who personifies effortless
Thekchok Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
You are the single embodiment
of all the life examples, qualities and activity
Of all infinite victorious ones combined.
Protector of the Land of Snows, Gyalwang Karmapa,
Blissful Khakhyab Dorje, we supplicate you.
Unerringly seeing the nature of
dharmas and dharmata just as it is,
You expand the wisdom of omniscience
And give glorious bliss to the minds of all
Rikpe Dorje, we supplicate at your feet.
Teaching the methods of accomplishing
the limitless qualities
Of the stainless teachings of the supreme
Propagating completely pure exposition and
Karmapa, may we fulfill your intention.
In this and all our future lives,
May we always be accepted by Karmapa,
The performer of the activity of all buddhas
of the three times.
Having been accepted, may we engage in the
attractive, supreme conduct of awakening.
Through all our births, may the supreme holy
The only holder of the black crown,
And the essence of yidams, glorious supreme
Chakrasamvara, accept us.
From this life onward, may we
not be mistaken as to the Lord of All Families,
But uphold the mandala of the wrathful bhagavat.
Drinking amrita from the lotus of prajña,
May we purify existence into the essence of
root text of this supplication was composed by venerable Mikyö,
and was then supplemented during the time of each successive
under the guidance of The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche and Acharya
Sherab Gyaltsen Negi by Tyler Dewar of the Nitartha Translation
Network. The second-to-last verse is a slightly edited version
of the translation of the Nalanda Translation Committee.
2002 by the Nitartha Translation Network.