The Prayer to Guru Rinpoche that Swiftly Removes Obstacles and Fulfills All Wishes
by His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche
Guru Rinpoche, you are the embodiment of the supreme compassion of all the buddhas,
Our unfailing protector forever!
Quickly turn your loving attention to your praying children.
Please bestow your blessings, empowerments, and accomplishments right now.
Although we know your qualities, kindness, and enlightened activities towards us
Surpass all the other buddhas,
We don’t remember you during comfortable times.
Even when we pray, it becomes merely lip service.
Now we’re tormented by the approaching power of the five degenerations,
And unwanted suffering comes like a lightning strike.
Protector, we remember you from the depths of our hearts.
Please turn your loving attention to our crying calls and longing plea:
Earthquakes, fires, hurricanes, drought, floods, and the like,
Please remove all the outer obstacles of natural disasters externally!
All kinds of illnesses of heat, cold, wind, bile, phlegm, and their combinations,
Please remove all the inner obstacles of physical imbalances internally!
The neurotic five poisons of mind: attachment, anger, and the demon of hope and fear,
Please remove all the secret obstacles of mental imbalances into pervasive space!
When beings and the world are flooded by the waves of the ocean of suffering,
O Padmakara, please rejuvenate everything into peace and happiness!
When weapons of war threaten from the edge to the center of the Earth,
O Padmakara, please reverse the armies and disturbing situations!
When pollution, negative spirits, disease, and epidemics plague us,
O Padmakara, please uproot all sickness and negative forces!
When the prosperity of the environment and beings declines, bringing poverty and suffering,
O Padmakara, please reveal a treasure of abundant food and riches!
When the time comes to benefit all beings with Dharma, wealth, and sacred samaya objects,
O Padmakara, please hand over a father’s treasure to your heirs!
When adventuring through mountain valleys, hermitages, and hidden lands,
O Padmakara, please lead us on the path with favorable conditions!
When vicious, wild animals attack us,
O Padmakara, please drive away these ferocious creatures!
When the four elements become unbalanced and threaten us by nearing the end of their time,
O Padmakara, please restore the elements to their natural state!
When wild beings, bandits, and robbers attack us,
O Padmakara, please dispel the terror of their cruelty and greed!
When armed aggressors and killers torment us,
O Padmakara, please enclose us in a vajra tent!
When this life is exhausted and death is coming,
O Padmakara, please lead us to Dewachen!
When the deluded experiences of the bardo arise with suffering,
O Padmakara, please cause the delusion to be self-liberated!
When we go in the wrong direction towards the cycle of karmic existence,
O Padmakara, please lead us to the path of liberation!
Through all the situations of this life, the next, and in the bardo,
O Padmakara, we have no other hope than you!
In brief, rest your lotus feet in the center of the hearts of those devoted to you,
And remain inseparable with us forever.
Please purify the suffering of impurity and delusion,
And bless us to reach the fortress of everlasting blissfulness!
This prayer is offered by Jigdral Yeshe Dorje (His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche) for the peace and happiness of the world, at a time when we are all afflicted both physically and mentally by all kinds of outer and inner circumstances. For anyone who connects to this prayer, may it pacify outer and inner obstacles, and accomplish their aspirations just as they wish.
Translated by Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche and Pema Dragpa in 2012 at Padma Samye Ling.
Excerpted from Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches’ book, Liberating Duality with Wisdom Display: The Eight Emanations of Guru Padmasambhava (pgs 119-127)
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