Bringing Down the Compassionate Blessings of the Great Lion, King of the World [Gésar]
(‘dzam gling seng chen rgyal po’i thugs rje byin ‘bebs bzhugs)
by Ju Mipham Rinpoché, Namgyël Gyamts’o
(‘ju mi-pham rin-po-che rnam-rgyal rgya-mtsho, 1846-1912)
Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, 2016
HRĪH TSA-SUM KÜN-DU PAY-MA T’Ö-T’RENG GI
HRĪH: Emanated form of the compassion of Skull-Garland Lotus (Payma T’öt’reng), the universal embodiment of the Three Roots,
T’UK-JÉ’I KU-TRUL DZAM-LING SENG-CH’EN JÉ
Great Lion Lord of the World [King Gésar],
DRA-LA WER-MA PA-T’UL D’ANG-MEN CHAY
Along with Your warrior gods, battle spirits, courageous heroes and fair maidens:
MÖ-GÜ DUNG-SHUK DRAK-PÖ CHEN-DREN NA
When summoned with intense inspiration, respect and fierce longing,
T’UK-JEY TSÉ-GONG DA-TA DIR SHEK LA
Lovingly consider me with compassion, and approach hither now,
NYIK-MA NGA-DEN DÜ KYI T’A-MA DIR
For in this end of times suffused with five degenerations,
KHYEY LAY RÉ-SA KYAP-NAY ZHEN MEY-PAY
Other than You, there are none in whom to place hope, nor sources of safety;
CH’Ö-DEN RIK KYI NYU-GU S’UNG-WA’I CH’IR
Therefore, so as to guard the sprouts of Dharmic lineage,
NGÖN-SUM JIN-LAP-CH’EN-PO’I DA-TAK CHAY
In direct perception, with the signs and symbols of great blessing,
KËL-DEN DI LA T’UK-JEY JIN-GYIY-LOP
Confer blessing upon this fortunate one:
LÜ LA DRA-LA WER-MA’I PA-KHAR CH’Ö
Make my body like the heroic fortress of warrior gods and battle spirits.
GO SUM DOR-JÉ SUM DU JIN-LAP NAY
Bless my three doors as the Three Vajras,
LO-DRÕ POP-PA T’Ü-TOP NÜ-PA KYEY
So that intellect, confidence, power, strength and energy may flourish.
KHAM-SUM S’I-SUM WANG-DU-DU-WA YI
Bestow the spiritual attainment of being fully victorious in all directions,
CH’OK LAY NAM-PAR-GYËL-WA’I NGÖ-DRUP TSÖL
Which brings the three realms and three planes of existence under one’s influence.
Perform the Mantra [of Gésar], and bring down the blessings (byin–’bebs).
By Jampël Dorjé (‘jam-dpal rdo–rje).
Translated from the Tibetan by Erick Tsiknopoulos, March 2016.
Found in the collection of Ge-sar texts by Ju Mipham Rinpoché (‘ju mi-pham rin-po-che) entitled gling ge sar rgyal po’i gsol mchod skor phyogs bsgrigs, published by si khron mi rigs dpe skrun khang, Tibet, 1996/2006
- “the Skull-Garland Lotus (Payma T’öt’reng)”: pad+ma thod-phreng (rtsal), a form of Padmasambhava. This refers to King Gésar’s traditional association with Padmasambhava.
- “battle spirits”: wer-ma
- “warriors gods”: dgra-bla
- “five degenerations” (snyigs-ma lnga): the degenerations or corruptions of lifespan (tshe), disturbing emotions (nyon-mongs), sentient beings (sems-can), time (dus) and views (lta-ba).