A Long-Life Prayer (Shapten) for Akong Rinpoché by HH the 16th Karmapa(1977)






Spreading everywhere the sublime activity of the lineage that transmits realisation of absolute truth, and wearing the armour of pure intention rooted in bodhicitta, you care for beings and look after them. You clearly manifest the teachings of the realisation tradition, fully matured within you. May the truth of your aspirations endure forever.

Holding and upholding the teaching of the practice lineage of the four transmissions and following the profound example of the extraordinary lives of the great masters of our tradition, you nurture beings. Through the power of the truth of your former good deeds, aspirations and prayers, may forever shine this sun whose lights illuminate the teachings of the Victorious One.

Working with inexhaustible clarity of intelligence in an infinity of places, you manifest all sorts of extraordinary skills and qualities in order to conquer the thick darkness of ignorance which obscures the essential nature of beings. We pray that this buddha-emanation which gives us certainty of our own buddha-nature may live long among us. 


~Translated by Khenpo Tsultrim



This prayer was slightly modified in 2013 by the Tai Situpa to become a “swift return” prayer for his next incarnation to appear soon. 



Comments

Popular posts from this blog

History in the Making: The First Step Toward Full Ordination for Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

The Historic Revival of Full Ordination for Tibetan Buddhist Nuns

Sikkim Monks dharna outside BJP office with Karmapa demand - Sikkim Express

Disaster Preparedness Training in Nepal

The Soliloquy of Geshe Potowa: Session Four

Ordained Nuns and Their History: The Karmapa Reports

Third Cohort of Nuns Trains to be Health Workers

Awards Ceremony for the 20th Kagyu Gunchoe and the Examination of Monastic Forms

“What I Give Away is Mine”: the Gyalwang Karmapa’s Advice as the 34th Kagyu Monlam Ends