Seven Line Prayer Arranged and Sung by Kathryn O'Connor
Padmasambhava(Skt.), orPadmakara(Skt.Padmākara; Tib.པདྨ་འབྱུང་གནས་,Pemajungné;Wyl.pad+ma 'byung gnas, in Sanskrit transliteration པདྨ་སམྦྷ་ཝ་) means ‘Lotus-Born’, which refers to Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus in the land ofOddiyana.Guru Rinpoche, the ‘Precious Master’, is the founder ofTibetan Buddhismand theBuddhaof our time. Whereas Buddha is known primarily for having taught the teachings of thesutravehicle, Padmasambhava came into this world, and to Tibet in particular, in order to teach thetantras. WhileBuddha Shakyamuniexemplifies the buddha principle, the most important element in thesutrayanapath, Padmasambhava personifies the guru principle, the heart ofVajrayanaBuddhism, and he is therefore known as the ‘second Buddha’ (Tib. སངས་རྒྱས་གཉིས་པ་,sangyé nyipa). [image and text from Ribpa Wiki] The following audio offering was composed in honor of the Merigar Trentennale 30th Anniversary celebrations.