Long Life Prayer for Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche
Vijaya-All-conquering Goddess, whose lunar-like face changes with our changing fates,
The faintest, cooling ray of whose mantra-name allays the fiery pain of life's final end.
Rain-maker-adept who brings life's rain,
Here, now, grant your greatest gifts,
Victorious Goddess, grant life without end.
Hear our prayer, O Lama whom we revere, you who bear our name.
Of he who peerlessly holds the living essence of the pure,
Paradigmatic doctrine of the Conquerors,
Of he a lone adornment of the earth,
Of he a guide to sublime liberation—the sphere of space.
Precious treasure of precise and subtle reasoning,
Golden laser-light of bright, unerring wisdom,
Clarifying without confusion the two truths amongst the mulitplicity of things;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—a radiant Dharma-sun.
Skilled in sprinkling the waters of healing, fulfilling needs, benefitting all,
A laughing smile revealing pearls of humility, skill and constancy,
A deep, milky sea of the liquid moon of morality;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—one supremely worthy of veneration.
The moon of your Mahayana-mind, ringed-round
By the fever-cooling camphor of your unsullied, unsurpassed resolve,
Brilliantly swirls to the bounds of space.
Unbounded seas of happiness of now and bliss of always;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—a moon guiding our way.
Your teachings are vast, spreading rivers of celestial nectars;
Your dialects invincible, cutting vajra-weapons;
Your writings thousand petalled lotuses unfolding their glory;
Lama, remain immutably amongst us—a guardian of highest knowledge.
By the mighty of seas of spiritual masters, deities and doctrine protectors,
By the power of profound dependent-arising,
And the unvarying emptiness of all that appears,
May all the hopes of our prayers
With effortless ease, spontaneously be fulfilled.