NEW TRANSLATION: ”Shower of Great Bliss: The Lineage Prayer of Yumka” by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo

For Dakini Day today, am pleased to announce a new translation, that will be published for free download, of a lineage supplication written by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo for the Vidyadhara Lineage Holders of the deity/dakini practice of the Great Bliss Queen (Yumka Dechen Gyalmo): Shower of Great Bliss: A Lineage Prayer of Yumka Vidhyadhara (rig ‘dzin yum bka’i brgyud ‘debs bde chen char ‘beb ).  For those who would like a copy of it, please contact me here. I received the empowermenst and transmissions for the Dechen Gyalmo practice at the Jigme Lingpa transmissions at Shechen monastery, Nepal in 2019 and the text by Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo at Siliguri, India 2020 from HE Shechen Rabjam Rinpoche.

Here is the first verse as a taster.  Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo lists the first lineage holders from Samantabhadra, to Vajrasattva and then to Garab Je.

གཞི་དབྱིངས་ཁྱད་ཆོས་དྲུག་ལྡན་ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་། །

Endowed with six special qualities of the sphere-basis, Samantabadra

གཞི་སྣང་ཡེ་ཤེས་རོལ་པ་རྡོ་རྗེ་སེམས། །

Primordial-awareness display of the appearance-basis, Vajrasattva

གཞི་གྲོལ་གདོད་མའི་ལམ་སྟོན་དགའ་རབ་རྗེར། །

Guide of the infinite freedom-basis, Garab Je

གསོལ་བ་འདེབས་སོ་བདེ་ཆེན་ཡེ་ཤེས་སྩོལ། །

Please bestow primordial-awareness great bliss!

Garab Dorje

Garab Dorje – first human lineage master of the Dzogchen teachings

Who is Garab Je? It is Garab Dorje of Prahevajra/Pramodavajra/Surativajra (dga’ rab rdo rje).  He is considered to be the first human Dzogchen lineage master. According to some sources, Prahevajra transmitted the teachings to Manjushrimitra, who was regarded as his chief disciple. Padmasambhava is also known to have received the transmission of the Dzogchen tantras directly from Garab Dorje. Upon his death, Prahevajra imparted his last testament to Manjushrimitra. These three precepts, known as the “Three Words that Strike to the Heart of the Essential Point” or Tsig Sum Nèdek (tshig gsum gnad brdeg) are said to summarize the whole of the Dzogchen teachings.

Other lineage prayers

Another lineage prayer to the Great Bliss Queen (that is translated into English), composed by by Dodrupchen Jikme Trinle Özer,  which refers to Jamyang Khyentse Wangpo as a lineage holder is:

ཡེ་ཤེས་མཁའ་འགྲོ་བདེ་ཆེན་རྒྱལ་མོའི་གསོལ་འདེབས་བདེན་པ་གཉིས་ཀྱི་མྱུ་གུ་དངོས་གྲུབ་འབྱུང་གནས་ཞེས་བྱ་བ་བཞུགས་སོ། །

The Source of Accomplishment, the Fruit of the Two-Fold Truth—A Prayer to the Wisdom Ḍākinī Dechen Gyalmo

The full Tibetan text of that text with English translation is here.

May it be of benefit and may all beings reach the fully awakened state of the primordial-awareness great bliss queen!

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