The Seven-Line Prayer to Padmasambhava (Guru Rinpoche) is the most sacred and important prayer in the Nyingma tradition, the oldest of the schools of Tibetan Buddhism.
In Tibet, the prayer is recited three times before doing any meditation, reciting any other prayers, or performing any ceremony.
“This prayer in 7 vajra lines is the most majestic of all prayers to the glorious and great one of Oddiyana, the essence of all the victorious ones of the 3 times.
Arising as the inherently sacred vibration of naturally occurring vajra sound, it constitutes a great treasure trove of blessings and spiritual attainments.” – Mipham Rinpoche
According to tradition, Padmasambhava was born as an eight-year-old child in a lotus blossom in the kingdom of Oddiyana (a part of ancient India).
He was an Indian tantric master who played a major role in bringing Vajrayana Buddhism to Tibet in the 8th century.
Many miraculous life events proclaimed the enlightened nature of Guru Rinpoche.
Mantra complete lyrics:
”Hung orgyen yul gyi nubjang tsam,
Pema gesar dongpo la,
Yatsen chok gi ngödrub nyé,
Pema jungné shyé su drak,
Khor du khandro mangpö kor,
Khyé kyi jesu dak drub kyi,
Jingyi lab chir shek su sol,
Guru pema siddhi hung.”
Seven Line Prayer meaning:
”At the northwest border of the land of Uddiyana,
In the pollen heart of the lotus,
You achieved amazing supreme siddhi.
You are widely known as Padmakara, the Lotus Born.
You are surrounded by a retinue of many dakinis.
I follow your example in accomplishment.
I pray that you come here to grant your blessing.”
Chanting Padmasambhava Seven Line Prayer benefits:
In Tibet. many practitioners recite it hundreds of thousands of times, reciting it (mentally or aloud) during all their waking hours, making this prayer as their main prayer, life, breathing, and contemplation.
Also, in Nyingma tradition, this is the King of Prayers.
”If one can concentrate on practicing the prayer in this life, when you die you will completely dissolve into the mind of Padmasambhava. Guru Rinpoche is the ultimate nature of the embodiment of all Bodhisattvas and Buddhas.” – Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche
”When a disciple calls upon me with yearning devotion, and with the melodious song of this Buddhist prayer, I shall come straightaway from Zangdokpalri (the pure land where Guru Rinpoche now resides), like a mother who cannot resist the call of her child.” – Guru Rinpoche, the second living Buddha in our age.
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