The Prayer of Kuntuzangpo, The Primordial Buddha Samantabhadra

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     Ho! Everything - appearance and existence, samsara and nirvana, has a
    single ground, yet two paths and two fruitions, and magically displays as
    awareness or unawareness.
     Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, may all beings become Buddhas, completely
    perfected in the abode of the dharmadhatu. The ground of all is
    uncompounded, and the self-arising great expanse, beyond expression, has
    neither the name samsara nor nirvana. Realizing just this you are a Buddha;
    not realizing this you are a being wandering in samsara.
     I pray that all you beings of the three realms may realize the true
    meaning of the inexpressible ground.
     I, Kuntuzangpo, have realized the truth of this ground, free from cause
    and condition, which is just this self-arising awareness. It is unstained by
    outer expression and inner thought, affirmation or denial and is not defiled
    by the darkness of unmindfulness. Thus this self-manifesting display is free
    from defects. 
     I, Kuntuzangpo, abide as intrinsic awareness. Even though the three
    realms were to be destroyed, there is no fear. There is no attachment to the
    five desirable qualities of sense objects. In self-arising consciousness,
    free of thoughts, there is neither solid form nor the five poisons.
     In the unceasing clarity of awareness, singular in essence, there yet
    arises the display of the five wisdoms. From the ripening of these five
    wisdoms, the five original Buddha families emerge, and through the expanse
    of their wisdom, the 42 peaceful Buddhas appear. Through the arising power
    of the five wisdoms, the 60 wrathful Herukas manifest. Thus the ground
    awareness is never mistaken or wrong.
     I, Kuntuzangpo, am the original Buddha of all, and through this prayer
    of mine, may all you beings who wander in the three realms of samsara
    realize this self-arising awareness, and may your great wisdom spontaneously
     My emanations will continuously manifest in billions of unimaginable
    ways, appearing in forms to help you beings who can be trained. From the
    beginning you beings are deluded because you do not recognize the awareness
    of the ground. 
     Being thus unmindful of what occurs is delusion - the very state of
    unawareness and the cause of going astray. From this delusive state comes a
    sudden fainting away and then a subtle consciousness of wavering fear.
     From that wavering there arises a separation of self and the perception
    of others as enemies. Gradually the tendency of separation strengthens, and
    from this the circle of samsara begins.
     Then the emotions of the five poisons develop - the actions of theseemotions are endless. You beings lack awareness because you are unmindful,
    and this is the basis of your going astray.
     Through my prayer, may all you beings recognize your intrinsic
    awareness! Innate unawareness means unmindfulness and distraction. Imputing
    unawareness means dualistic thoughts towards self and others. Both kinds of
    unawareness are the basis for the delusion of all beings.
     Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, may all you beings wandering in samsara
    clear away the dark fog of unmindfulness, clear away the clinging thoughts
    of duality! 
     May you recognize your own intrinsic awareness! Dualistic thoughts
    create doubt, from subtle attachment to this dualistic turn of mind
    dualistic tendencies become stronger and thicker. Food, wealth, clothes,
    home and friends, the five objects of the senses and your beloved family -
    all these things cause torment by creating longing and desire. These are all
    worldly delusions; the activities of grasping and clinging are endless. When
    the fruition of attachment ripens, you are born as a hungry ghost, tormented
    by coveting and desiring, miserable, starving and thirsty.
     Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, may all you desirous and lustful beings
    who have attachments, neither reject longing desire, nor accept attachment
    to desires. Let your consciousness relax in its own natural state, then your
    awareness will be able to hold its own. May you achieve the wisdom of
    perfect discernment! When external objects appear, the subtle consciousness
    of fear will arise. From this fear, the habit of anger becomes stronger and
    stronger. Finally, hostility comes, causing violence and murder. When the
    fruition of this anger ripens, you will suffer in hell by boiling and
     Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, you beings of the six realms, when strong
    anger arises for you, neither reject nor accept it. Instead relax in the
    natural state and achieve the wisdom of clarity!
     When your mind becomes full of pride there will arise thoughts of
    competition and humiliation. As this pride becomes stronger and stronger,
    you will experience the suffering of quarrels and abuse. When the fruition
    of this karma ripens, you will be reborn in the god realms and experience
    the suffering of change and falling to the lower rebirths.
     Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, may you beings who developed pride let
    your consciousness relax in the natural state. Then your awareness will be
    able to hold its own. May you achieve the wisdom of equanimity! By
    increasing the habit of duality, by praising yourself and denigrating
    others, your competitive mind will lead you to jealousy and fighting, and
    you will be reborn in the jealous god realm, where there is much killing and
    injury. From the result of that killing, you will fall into the hell realm.
     Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, when jealousy and competitive thoughts
    arise, do not grasp them as enemies. Just relax in ease, then consciousness
    can hold its natural state. May you achieve the wisdom of unobstructedaction! By being distracted, careless and unmindful, you beings will become
    dull, foggy and forgetful.
     By being unconscious and lazy, you will increase your ignorance and the
    fruition of this ignorance will be to wander helplessly in the animal realm.
    Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer, may you beings who have fallen into the dark
    pit of ignorance shine the light of mindfulness and thereby achieve wisdom
    free from thought. 
     All you beings of the three realms are actually identical to Buddhas,
    the ground of all. But your misunderstanding of the ground causes you to go
    astray, so you act without aim. The six karmic actions are delusion like a
    dream. I am the primordial Buddha here to train the six kinds of beings
    through all my manifestations.
     Through Kuntuzangpo's prayer may all you beings without exception attain
    enlightenment in the state of dharmadhatu. 
     Ah Ho! Hereafter whenever a very powerful yogin with his or her
    awareness radiant and free from delusion recites this very powerful prayer,
    then all who hear it will achieve enlightenment within three lifetimes.
    During a solar or lunar eclipse, during an earthquake or when the earth
    rumbles, at the solstices or the New Year you should visualize Kuntuzangpo.
    And if you pray loudly so all can hear, then beings of the three realms will
    be gradually liberated from suffering, through the prayer of the yogin and
    will finally achieve enlightenment.

  2. Very nice! I just wanted to mention that there is a thread called the GC sangha that was made recently and I'm sure it could use some activity like thi. Keep it up!
  3. I will check it out for sure! Thanks :)

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