“As King Indrabhuti approached Oddiyana, he and his men saw a beautiful rainbow light by the shore of a lake. The king said: “I had such a beautiful dream last night. A nine-pointed golden vajra with many lights appeared in the sky. I grabbed it and felt the sunshine streaming into my heart.” Then the king and his minister took a small boat out to explore the lake. In the midst of that lake, they found a young boy with a brilliant and beautiful complexion, glowing with light. The king and his minister were amazed. Calling to him they said: “Emaho! You are such a noble child. Who is your father and who is your mother? Where do you come from? What is your clan? What do you eat? What do you do?”
The boy, who was Guru Padmasambhava, answered: “My father is awareness wisdom. My mother is the blissful emptiness of Samantabhadri. My country is the unborn dharmadhatu. My clan is the union of awareness and emptiness. My food is dualistic thoughts. My work is to subdue the negative emotions of sentient beings.”
Venerable Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche
Praise to the Lotus Born: A Verse Garland of Waves of Devotion
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