Bro-pa/Vajra

Homage to Geshe Wangyal
SONG OF THE SEVEN EYES

AryataraTO SEE ALL THINGS WITHOUT ATTACHMENT; to see into the causes and conditions of things and see things right down to the bottom.
May you come fiercely to remove my obstacles to seeing and open my eyes.
TO THE LAMA I PRAY, OPEN THE TWO EYES UPON MY FEET, WHICH SEES INTO CAUSES AND CONDITIONS, SO THAT I MAY KNOW WHERE TO STAND AND WHERE TO WALK.

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O SEE ALL BEINGS WITH EMPITY-COMPASSION; to see the inherent suffering of all living beings and bring forth a warrior’s determination to help.
May you by the blessings that emanate from your presence open my eyes of fearlessness and generosity.
TO THE LAMA I PRAY, OPEN THE TWO EYES UPON MY HANDS SO I MAY REMOVE THE FEARS FROM ALL LIVING BEINGS ON THE ONE HAND AND GRANT THEM GIFTS ON THE OTHER.

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O ALWAYS SEE THRU THE GREAT VISION OF EMPTINESS; to see that all beings all things arise in dependence and lack any inherent nature.
May you by your crystal clear vajra* insight open my eyes to the path of the Middle Way.
TO THE LAMA I PRAY, OPEN THE THREE EYES UPON MY HEAD SO THAT I MAY SEE WITH NONDUAL VAJRA INSIGHT HOW TO GUIDE ALL LIVING BEINGS TO ENTER, STAY ON, AND TRAVEL THE MIDDLE WAY.

*Vajra is the word for the essential “steel” of mind.

Norman Guberman
Maitreya Festival 2003

Postscript: Written to commemorate the twentieth anniversary of the passing away of Geshe Wangyal on the occasion of the Maitreya Festival, whose celebration he brought to America along with the Teachings of Tibetan Buddhism.


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