The Great Chariot

by Longchenpa | 268,580 words

A Commentary on Great Perfection: The Nature of Mind, Easer of Weariness In Sanskrit the title is ‘Mahāsandhi-cittā-visranta-vṛtti-mahāratha-nāma’. In Tibetan ‘rDzogs pa chen po sems nyid ngal gso’i shing rta chen po shes bya ba ’...

F. The dedication of the merit to sentient beings

Wearied by the misfortune of following paths that are wrong,
That are worse than those of good fortune falling to the amrita
Of the thousand stringed instrument of the lord of the gods,
Calling us to enjoyment of heavenly delights,[1]
May the mind today come to rest in its suchness.

As for the well-arranged garland arising from the teaching-lineage of true spiritual friends who practice the true meaning, the host of beings for a long time have attended bad and defective spiritual friends, and are worn out by samsara. By wishing clouds in the pleasure grove of the Buddha Bhagavat, the guru of gods and human beings, may their weariness be cured.

Attending these spiritual friends who are not genuine,
May the numerous crowd who have long gone wrong within samsara,
These many beings who long have wearied their own minds,
Come to rely on great bliss, the level of the Conqueror.

Possessing a glorious body like the moon in its fullness,
Beautiful in a wreath of deities, stars and planets,
With a beneficial white light clearing the kleshas’ torment,
May all beings come to rely on that perfect glory.

That was the topic of depending on the authentic spiritual friend, the beginning or foundation of the whole path of the great vehicle.

Footnotes and references:


It is not good to abandon the quest for enlightenment and seek rebirth in heaven by performing good deeds. However,

being deceived into the bad paths of samsara that lead to the lower realms is far worse.

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