by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa
All the sugatas, bodhisattvas and exalted disciples
Who dwell in the boundless, limitless and inconceivable
Pure realms of the three times and the ten directions
Please heed our distressed and yearning call!
Sunk deep in this abysmal, frightful ocean of samsara
See the desperate circumstances of our existence.
Could it be that you've sought your own happiness and withdrawn?
Have we really been left unprotected by your affection and compassion?
Your resolve in bodhicitta is truly exalted.
Transcending thought, expression and comprehension, the illusory play of
Your emanations enter this world to embrace those in need of taming.
Never fading, may your prowess forever radiate.
For the benefit of every single being without exception,
The era of your enlightened conduct never passes.
Oh bodhisattva, sun of beings, who dispels all of our sorrows!
Pray, quickly appear and manifest your profound activity!
By the great compassion of the ocean of the unfailing three roots,
By the dharma protectors and guardians having cleared all obstacles,
And by the power of mine and others' heart-felt longing,
Without obstruction, may these glorious wishes be quickly fulfilled!
A Supplication that Dispels the Heart's Sorrow
DU SUM CHOK CHU'I ZHING KHAM RAB JAM SHING
THA YE MU MED SAM KYI MI KHYAB PAR
ZHUK PAI DE SHEK SE DANG LOB MAR CHE
DAK CHAK DUNG WAY BOD PAI TSHUL DHIR GONG
JIK RUNG SID PAI GYA TSHO'I LONG ZAB MOR
JING PAI NYAM THAK NGANG TSHUL DHI WAY NA
DRO NAM TSE CHEN THUK JAY MI KYONG WAR
RANG GAR DOR WAI NE NI OD SAM CHI
DE LED THUK KYED DAM CHA MED JUNG WA
SAM JOD LO DAY GYU MAI ROL TSED KYI
ZHING DHIR KU YI DUL JA JEY DZINN TSHUL
NAM YANG NUB PA MED PAI THU JIN ZHIK
MA LU DRO WAI DON DU JANG CHUB KYI
CHOD PA DU LE YOL WA MED PA TAR
KYE GU'I DUNG SEL GYAL SAY MI'I NYI MA
NYUR DU JON NE DZED PA TON PAR DZOD
TSA SUM GYA TSHO'I LU MED THUK JE DANG
CHO KYONG SUNG ME BAR CHED KUN SEL NE
DAK SOK YID KYI DUN PA CHI CHI PA
THUK MED NYUR DU DRUP PAI PAL GYUR CHIK