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An Explanation of the Seven-Line Prayer to Guru Padmasambhava

By Jamgon Mipham
Translated by The Padmakara Translation Group

The commentary translated in these pages is unusual and rare. But if the commentary is a rarity, its subject matter ~ the seven-line invocation of Padmasambhava ~ is one of the best-known prayers in the Tibetan Buddhist world.

The overall significance of the Seven-Line Prayer is perhaps best appreciated in relation to the guru-yoga practice or "union with the nature of the guru." The purpose of guru-yoga is to purify and deepen the studen'ts relationship with his or her teacher.

The cultivation of devotion to the guru and the blending of one's mind with his or her enlightened mind is, in the words of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, "the most vital and necessary of all practices and is in itself the surest and fastest way to reach the goal of enlightenment."

Softcover |144 pages