A Message of Exhortation to the Nechung Oracle-Protector
by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Tenzin Gyatso
DE SHEK RIG NGAY YE SHEY GYU THRUL GAR
The magical illusory dance of the primordial cognition of the five families of Those Gone to Bliss,
POE KHAM KYONG DZAY TEN SRUNG DREK PAY TSO
the chief of haughty spirits who protect Tibet and Kham and guard the teachings,
T’HRIN LAY GYAL PO TRUL YUM LOEN POR CHAY
King of Enlightened Activity, together with your emanations, queen, and officers,
DAK CHAG DUNG WAY YANG KYII NYER KUEL NA
as we, with a melody of longing, exhort you with our full power,
NGOEN TSE GYAL WANG PAYMA KA RA DANG
in previous times, the Powerful Conqueror Padmakara,
PAY KAR CHHANG WA RIM PAY KA GOE SHING
and the Holder of the White Lotus gradually gave you secret commands,
DA KAY DAM TS’HIK NYEN PO RAB DROK PA
and proclaimed strict sacred commitments that are hard to contravene:
MA YEL MA YEL DOR JEY DAM TSIK GONG
do not forget! Do not forget! Consider your vajra commitments!
DAK CHAG MONG DANG CHHAK DANG CHHOK LHUNG GII
Through our foolishness, attachment, hatred, and sectarianism,
LAYN DRAY MA SRUNG CHI DOEN RAY SU BOR
we have not guarded karmic causality, have neglected the common good,
DAM TSIK GEL SOK SAM JOR NONG PA KUNG
have gone against our sacred commitments, and so on, and our thoughts and deeds are all faulty:
NYING NAY CHHAG SHING DOM NA ZOE DZOE LA
from the heart, we confess this, and taking it into account, please be forbearant:
TEN DANG TEN DZIN KYE DRO’I DE KYI DANG
increase the Teachings, the Holders of the Teachings, the happiness of living beings,
TEN DZIN GYA TSO’I KU TSE DZAY THRIN PEL
and the life-span and good works of the ocean of Holders of the Teachings!
GANG JONG GUE PA’I NYER TSE NYUR ZHI NAY
Quickly pacify this intense time of decrepitude in the Land of Snows,
CHHOE SRI RANG WANG GA TOEN DRUB SHIK KYE
and accomplish the celebration of spiritual and political autonomy! Pay heed!
DOR NA TEN SRUNG THU WO KHYOE NYI LA
In brief, to you yourself, the Sorceror Who Guards the Teachings,
NYING NAY KUEL ZHING DOE DON NYER TOE NA
from the depths of our hearts, we entreat you: as we entrust our aims to you,
LOK TAR NYUR WAY NAM ZHI’I T’HRIN LAY KYII
by means of your lightning-swift four aspects of awakened activity,
SAM PAY RE WA DRUB LA MA YEL ZHIK
do not be idle towards the accomplishment of the hopes we hold in mind!
This was composed by the Great Fourteenth Successive Embodiment of the Supreme Victorious One.
Translated by Erick Sherab Zangpo.