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SOFT-SPOKEN GUIDE OF DAZZLING MAJESTRY & FEROCIOUS ABANDON

In TANTRIC POETRY by Pema Dragpa1 Comment

Homage to the sole protector, Wish-fulfilling vase of goodness. Reliable Guide who knows. Dazzling King of utter beauty. Ferocious Destroyer of all hesitation. Hear our longing cries for help.
Precious, supreme bhikkhu. Of soft words and gentle gestures. Careful steps and immediate attention. Your hands reach out for us. Every time we trip up and begin to fall again.

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CALLING THE GURU FROM AFAR

In TANTRIC POETRY by Erik Pema Kunsang14 Comments

There is one meditation song in particular that opens up your mind. Practitioners sing it to call upon inspiration in times of need, to understand the hindrances for love and kindness, which are selfishness and basic unknowing, and to see the difference between being open or distracted during meditation. In that opening, we can experience how the awakened state is in actuality. Here is a version with soundtrack and lyrics, so you can sing along.

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LONGCHENPA’S BARDO ASPIRATION

In TANTRIC POETRY by Erik Pema Kunsang8 Comments

The culture we live in is dominated by these ideas, that we are just this human body, and when it ends we are no more. There is however an entirely different perspective, presented by the buddhas in the tantric texts: This present mind that knows and feels lives in the body, but is not of the body. It is unlike any other thing we know in life, because mind is neither something nor nothing. Think about it!

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SURESHVARA – THE SECOND KING OF SHAMBHALA

In TANTRIC POETRY by Douglas J. Penick1 Comment

Determined that none who are born shall linger in the bonds of suffering,
He is the protector of all children and carries a child in the crook of his right arm.
He is the compassion of the Buddha,
Inseparable from every form of life,
The final liberator of all who suffer all the tortures of hell.

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THE COSMIC MIRROR

In TANTRIC POETRY by Douglas J. Penick1 Comment

Now, without logic or consequence, sight, sound, smell, taste and touch, shine. Free from the limits of perceiver, perception or consciousness. This is the all-encompassing radiance of the cosmic mirror.

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LISTEN UP – MILAREPA SINGS

In TANTRIC POETRY by Steven Goodman7 Comments

Listen dear, listen up Rechungpa, your old man Milarepa here, I sleep sometimes & sleeping. . . meditate, sleeping & sleeping, just that is meditation, the murky fog turns clear, there’s a way & I’m the guy who knows how others don’t, but if they did, I’d be happy.

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RAIN OF PROSPERITY

In TANTRIC POETRY by Erik Pema Kunsang16 Comments

A song to raise positive conditions. Among all the beliefs people may have about why some prosper and some don’t, the Indian master Padmasambhava taught that we can create prosperity. It starts in our minds, in our ability to imagine combined with boundless kindness.