Heart Treasure of Buddhas

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Heart Treasure of Buddhas

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Patrul Rinpoche unfolds OM MANI PADME HUM.
May all seek, find & follow the Path of Buddhas.
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23. Whatever I know I've left it as theory; it's no use to me now.
Whatever I've done I've spent on this life; it's no use to me now.
Whatever I've thought was all just delusion; it's no use to me now.
Now the time has come to do what's truly useful –
recite the six-syllable mantra.

24. The only never-failing, constant refuge is the Three Jewels;
The Three Jewels' single essence is Chenrezi.
With total, unshakable trust in his wisdom,
convinced and decisive, recite the six-syllable mantra.

25. The basis of the Mahayana path is the thought of enlightenment;
This sublime thought is the one path trodden by all the Buddhas.
Never leaving this noble path of the thought of enlightenment,
With compassion for all beings, recite the six-syllable mantra.
May all seek, find & follow the Path of Buddhas.
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31. The mind cannot cope with all the many visualization practices;
To meditate on one Sugata is to meditate on them all.
Whatever appears, appearances are the form of the Great Compassionate One;
In the realm of the deity's body, apparent yet void, recite the six-syllable mantra.

32. Recitations, sadhanas, and powerful spells are just complications;
The all-inclusive six-syllable mantra is the very sound of the Dharma.
All sounds have never been other than the speech of Sublime Chenrezi;
Recognizing them as mantra, resounding yet void, recite the six-syllable mantra.
May all seek, find & follow the Path of Buddhas.
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64. One deity, Chenrezi, embodies all Buddhas;
One mantra, the six syllables, embodies all mantras;
One Dharma, bodhichitta, embodies all practices of the development and completion stages.
Knowing the one which liberates all, recite the six-syllable mantra.
May all seek, find & follow the Path of Buddhas.
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In addition to Padmakara's translation of Dilgo Khyentse's commentary, there was an earlier, now out of print version. It was translated by Matthieu Ricard and published by Tibet House; being titled Essence of Buddhism. It also included seminal texts by the other three Tibetan schools.
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75. The six-syllable mantra, although perfect as Dharma,
Is fruitless recited while chatting and looking around;
And to cling to the number recited is to miss the point outright.
Undistractedly watching the mind, recite the six-syllable mantra.
May all seek, find & follow the Path of Buddhas.
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