Wish-Fulfilling Gem


This is an inspiring English translation of a traditional Tibetan prayer known as Calling the Lama from Afar, composed by Jamgon Kongtrul (1813-1899). The purpose of these words of wisdom is to strengthen the bond of the caller with the spiritual lineage of wisdom teachers, as well as with those positive influences in his or her life who may live at a distance, and with the deceased or those who can only be seen in person occasionally. These words will also intensify devotion of the caller and give voice to the longing for full awakening and the liberation of all beings from suffering, and turning his or her mind towards its transcendent source.

WISH-FULFILLING GEM

Glorious Lama dispelling the darkness of ignorance
Revealing the path of liberation
Wish-fulfilling Gem

Lama, think of me
Lama, think of me
You who know
Lama think of me

Glorious Lama salvation from samsaric ocean
Dispelling  the sickness of five poisons
Wish-fulfilling Gem

Palden Lama, please bless me
To recall death and impermanence sincerely
To generate contentment within
To dwell in isolation in samadhi

Palden Lama, please bless me
To practice free of any interruption
To see the path of liberation in obstructions
To instantly achieve my own and others’ welfare

Please bless me now
Blessing me this instant
Blessing here upon this very (cushion)
Please bless me now
Blessing me this instant
Blessing this entire (situation)!

The original song can be download free from the Turtlehill website.

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