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A prayer for Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma (Khadro-la)‘s long life composed written by Lama Zopa Rinpoche. The translation was done by Ven. Sönam Tharchin at the most auspicious occasion of the retreat with Khadro-la in August 2012 at Nalanda Monastery, France. The prayer was recently posted on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive. Here are the first three stanzas:
Supplication of long life entreating the holy mind of Khadro Bumkye Tsomo, called Divine Melodious Drum
The enlightened activity of the victorious mother for the sake of taking care
Of all of inferior fortune born at the end of the greatly degenerate time,
Taking an ordinary aspect, endowed with the deeds of the conquerors,
Venerable Tara, we request you to have a long life
And pray that (your) wishes are spontaneously attained.
Your fame pervades the three worlds.
Liberated from the sufferings of bad migrations, attained to enlightenment,
Bestowing the dharmakaya of great bliss to supreme Mila
Acting as companion and knowledge woman, Trashi Tsheringma
A long and stable life, spontaneous achievement of wishes:
We make this request. Please bless us:
We all make this request from our heart.
The channels, constituents and bodhichitta
Are blessed by countless dakinis.
Innate great bliss of subtle completion stage is induced
And one is established in the supreme state of the dharmakaya.
Khadro Bumkye Tsomo, abide long!
We pray that (your) wishes are spontaneously attained. …
Find the entire long-life prayer on the Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.
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