A Prayer of Aspiration for the Copper-Coloured Mountain of Glory (Zangdokpalri Mönlam) -- Chokgyur Dechen Lingpa - 091
-- Chokgyur Lingpa
Note: Padmākara: Same as Guru Rinpoche. Padmakara and Padmasambhava are interchangeable in Tibetan literature.
(i.e. 𝗧𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱 = Self-realisation / self-illumination / self-purification = becoming directly fully aware of our true nature as it is here & now / Primordial awareness / the Ground / Suchness / Thusness / Dharmadhatu / the true nature & dynamic of Reality as it is here & now:
𝗧𝗼 𝗯𝗲 𝗯𝗼𝗿𝗻 𝗶𝗻 𝗮 𝗣𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗟𝗮𝗻𝗱 = directly perceiving everything -- subject, action, objects -- as already equal, pure, perfect, divine here & now.
𝗟𝗼𝗴𝗶𝗰: Everything can be perceived as already equal, pure, perfect, divine here & now <==> because everything is empty of inherent existence <==> because everything is interdependent / dependently co-arisen / co-dependent, merely labelled / imputed / conceptualised by the mind in dependence of its past / conditioning / karma.
See: The Madhyamaka logic is like this
So realising emptiness automatically implies perceiving everything as primordially pure …
And realising the ‘Inseparability / Union of the Two Truths’ is realising that everything is dependently appearing but still empty, empty of inherent existence but still interdependent & relatively functional. One aspect / truth implies the other (<==>). Ex. Although primordial awareness is empty of inherent existence, it has many enlightened qualities: like immeasurable loving-kindness, compassion, joy, equanimity, wisdoms … and it continually spontaneously generates displays / manifestations / appearances; Ex. Although the Universe is empty of inherent existence, appearances spontaneously arise in pairs.
So, Nirvana / Pure land is samsara / ordinary appearances purified by the wisdom of directly perceiving its/their true nature & dynamic as it is here & now. Nothing to add, nothing to subtract. That is the Ground / Middle Way free from all extremes & middle, free from all conceptual proliferations, free from all conditioning / karma. So, samsara & nirvana are just a matter of perception; ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’.
Zangdokpalri (Wyl. zangs mdog dpal ri) — the Copper-Coloured Mountain of Glory is the pure land where Guru Rinpoche now dwells, said to be located in Ngayab Ling.
On the peak of the Copper-Coloured Mountain, Padmasambhava liberated the king of the rakshasas, Raksha Thötreng, and assumed his form.
Now he dwells in Zangdokpalri as a ‘vidyadhara of spontaneous presence,’ the fourth vidyadhara level.
“There,” writes Kyabjé Dudjom Rinpoche, "he manifested the inconceivable Palace of Lotus Light, and presides as king, with one of his emanations in each of the eight continents of the rakshasas, giving teachings like the Eight Great Methods of Attainment of the Kagyé, and protecting the people of this world of Jambudvipa from fears for their life.
Even to this day, he reigns as the regent of Vajradhara, the ‘vidyadhara of spontaneous accomplishment of the ultimate path’; and thus he will remain, without ever moving, until the end of the universe."
Another Translation - The glorious copper-coloured mountain - A prayer to be reborn in the pure realm of Guru Rinpoche
Seven Line Prayer to Guru Rinpoche (Chinese Version) - Yayasan Pema Norbu Vihara Malaysia
Hūṃ! In the north-west of the land of Oḍḍiyāna
In the heart of a lotus flower,
Endowed with the most marvellous attainments,
You are renowned as the ‘Lotus-born’,
Surrounded by many hosts of ḍākinīs
Following in your footsteps,
I pray to you: Come, inspire me with your blessing!
guru padma siddhi hūṃ