Longchen Rabjam
Quotations Series

sbyor ba sems bskyed dngos gzhi dmigs pa med//

rjes la bsngo bas yong su zin pa ni//

thar lam bsgrod pa'i gces pa rnam gsum yin//

Begin with bodhicitta, do the main practice without concepts,

Conclude by dedicating the merit. These, together and complete,

Are the three vital supports for progressing on the path to liberation.


thams cad mnyam rdzogs sgyu ma'i rang bzhin la//

bzang ngan blang dor med pas dgod re bro//

Since everything is but an illusion,

Perfect in being what it is,

Having nothing to do with good or bad,

Acceptance or rejection,

One might as well burst out laughing!

The Great Perfection?s Self-Liberation in the Nature of Mind, chapter 1


shes bya nam mkha'i gza' skar 'dra//

bslab dgos gnas la zad pa med//

da res chos sku'i snying po'i don//

'gyur med btsan sa bzung na legs//

Knowledge is as infinite as the stars in the sky;

There is no end to all the subjects one could study.

It is better to grasp straight away their very essence?

The unchanging fortress of the dharmakaya.


'gro ba'i dus babs mgron po lam zhugs bzhin//

'chi bas dga' ba'i rnyed pa legs grub pa//

rgya mtsho'i don yongs grub pa'i tshod la dar//

g.yul las rnam par rgyal ba'i lha dbang dang//

bsam gtan grub pa'i bde bas ches lhag go//

da ni mi sdod padma las 'brel rtsal//

'chi med bde chen btsan sa zin du 'gro//

My delight in death is far, far greater than

The delight of traders at making vast fortunes at sea,

Or the lords of the gods who vaunt their victory in battle;

Or of those sages who have entered the rapture of perfect absorption.

So just as a traveller who sets out on the road when it is time,

I, Pema Ledrel Tsal, will not remain in this world any longer,

But will go to dwell in the stronghold of the great bliss of deathlessness.

Last Testament entitled ?Immaculate Radiance?