Prayer to the Lineage Lamas of the Six Yogas of Naropa
Heruka, pervasive lord of the mandala of great bliss, Tilopa, who fully realized bliss and emptiness, And Naropa, embodiment of Heruka himself, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
Pagmo Drupa, great lord of living beings, Jigten Sumgön, guide of living beings, Rechungpa, who accomplishes the welfare of living beings, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
Venerable Baso Chögyen, who has perfect intelligence, Chökyi Dorje, who found total liberation, Losang Döndrup, the great guide of all, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
Manjushila, manifestation of all Buddhas, Maitri, who makes Buddha’s profound teachings flourish, Kelsang Tenzin, the great son of Buddha, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
Having well realized that tantra’s meaning is inseparable method and wisdom, And trained the mind with method, the profound vital points of the path, Skillful guide of living beings, Chökyi Dorje, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
By single-pointedly practicing in no one place, You became a supreme lord of siddhas who fully experiences the definitive meaning. Revealer of the path to the definitive secret, Padma Dorje, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
You embody the gross and subtle channels, the dakas and dakinis, All root and lineage lamas, as well as the Three Jewels, O root lama Dechen Nyingpo, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
Chakrasamvara, all pervasive lord of great bliss, Supreme Vajravarahi, bestower of the four blisses, Dakas and dakinis who always enjoy great bliss, I implore you to bestow upon me the wisdom of bliss and emptiness.
Life is impermanent, like lightning in the sky, And all good things gained in samsara must be left behind. Seeing this, bless me that my mind turns toward Dharma, And, exasperated, I develop the determination to be free.
My poor old mothers are exhausted by mental and physical pain Experienced for my sake over countless lifetimes. Bless me to develop the compassionate wish to free them and bodhicitta, And to transcend through the ways of a bodhisattva.
Bless me to develop constant and effortless admiration And devotion for the kind lama, root of all attainments, And to protect whatever vows and commitments I have received as I dearly protect my life.
With whatever appears manifesting as the mandala of the deity, Bless my mind to be ripened Through actualizing the experience of great bliss And realizing the nature of all things, free from elaboration.
By drawing the fresh winds through outer and inner methods Into the central channel and igniting the wild one’s fire, Bless me to realize the simultaneously born bliss That arises from contact with the melting kundalini.
Bless me so that the sleep in which my gross mind and breath have ceased Becomes the nature of the clear light of bliss and emptiness, And that everything wished for arises without obstruction, Such as illusory body emanation in bardo-like dreams.
Having attained the glorious bliss of simultaneously born clear light, With the clear drop arising as the venerable deity and consort, Having manifest the miraculous web, Bless me to attain unification in this life.
If death occurs through force of karma, Bless me to generate confidence to recognize the mother and child clear lights, And, arising in the bardo as the sambhogakaya, Through miraculous emanations may I guide living beings.
Bless me to accomplish the concentration of transference of consciousness, From the path of Brahma, into space, to the pure land of the dakinis, And to accomplish the yoga of entering The abode of another’s aggregates, just as I choose.
Cared for with compassion by Glorious Heruka and consort As well as the dakinis of the three places, May all outer and inner obstacles be pacified, conducive conditions established, And may I swiftly complete the two stages of the excellent path.
May all be auspicious!