Long Life Prayer for Kyabje Choden Rinpoche
The element of vital life of all the Victorious Ones, equal in number to the ocean atoms
As the magical illusory dance, reveling of youth endowed with the holy signs and
Immortal Bhagavans, the assemblies of the Conqueror deities,
Sustain us with your mastery over indestructible Vajra life-force
Incomparable Lord of Dharma, who with your eminent wisdom and good hear
Fearlessly spreads the teachings of the Victorious One,
Rich in the jewels of extensive listening, which elates the Noble, wise ones,
May you, saviour of infinite disciples, abide eternally!
Three manners of the wise—melody of the “fifth incarnation,” which
In accordance with the dispositions of the minds of myriad transmigrating beings
Is enchanting music which defeats the ignorant slumber of the three levels
May you, the Supreme Holy Being, abide eternally!
Majestic above the one “protecting the earth”—morality of the three vows
Amusing boundlessly upon the Mount Meru of immovable concentration,
Whose hundred spokes of indisputable wisdom are never dull,
May You, Holy Being, Eternal Circle of Renown, abide eternally!
In the great sphere of basic space, isolated from the obstructive contact of mentally fabricated
The sun of your analytical and placement meditation illuminates all;
Your virtuous conduct is like the movement through the sky without deviation,
May you, the Guru of transmigratory beings, revealer of the path, abide eternally!
By crowning the stainless, virtuous tradition of the Gentle Saviour, the mighty wish-fulfiller,
Atop the crest of the victorious banner of explanation and practice
And wholly wielding it with the eternally undaunted brave heart
May the hopes of all the fortunate transmigratory beings be fulfilled!
Due to the blessings of the truth of the guru, mind-sealed deities and protectors
By the power of the truth of emptiness and dependent arising being non-contradictory,
And by the power of our exceedingly virtuous altruistic intentions,
May all the prayers and results of aspirations be easily fulfilled!
Colophon: Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, junior tutor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, composed this
prayer for the long life of Choden Rinpoche at Norbulingka, Lhasa in 1955, the Year of the Sheep, upon
the request of Rinpoche’s monastery and disciples in Lhasa.