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[This version: 20 February 1994]
Date:         Fri, 18 Feb 1994 07:30:11 -0500
Sender: Tibet Interest List 
From: "Michael J. Wilson" 
Subject:      Prayer for a Swift Return

Spontaneous Fulfilment of Wishes
-------- Prayer for a Swift Return -----------

O Gurus abiding in the ten directions' infinite realms,
Buddhas, bodhisattvas, shravakas, pratyekabuddhas and dharmapalas -
Pray oceanic sources of refuge generate the power of compassion
To grant siddhi of our desired wishes' fulfilment here and now!

With long familiar excellent wisdom's 1 force flourishing 2.
And enthusiasm fully firm in accomplishing others' welfare,
Skilled in bearing Buddha's teachings aloft to the ten directions,
I pray at the feet of the Venerable Guru.

Protector, bearing witness for the conquerors and bodhisattvas,
You are determined always to fulfil the welfare of others;
Yet your having left me and other faithful disciples
To enter the peaceful sphere torments us so!

But since it is never possible that great beings
At any time waver form achieving others' welfare
For trainees  of this realm born from your speech -
May you swiftly show the young excellent face of your rebirth!

Scholary, moral and kind, with teaching, debate and composition,
Masterfully spreading the essence of sutra and tantra to the ten directions
As Buddha's supreme representative for the teachings -
May the bright smiling young moon of your re-emanation quickly come!

COLOPHON:  This prayer for the swift return of the great spiritual guide
of Ganden Jangste Monastery's Gowo College, Geshe Kenrab Tobgye, whose
supreme form has passed to peace, was requested on behalf of all his dharma
centres, Gowo College of Ganden Jangste, and Losang Donden of the Tseten
Norbu household, together with offerings.  Geshe Nyima Gyeltsen composed
it based on prayers for swift return composed by His Holiness the
Fourteenth Dalia Lama

Translated from Tibetan by David Molk - December 13, 1993

1    Khen Rab
2    Tob Gye
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