A Longevity Supplication for the Lord of the World, the Great Seventeenth Holder of the Black Crown

 

Om Sva Sti Siddham

Wondrous, excellent wisdom body, endowed with the glorious ocean of qualities of freedom and ripening,

Karmapa, embodiment of all the victors of the three times,

May your lotus feet remain firm; may your activity increase.

 

The energy of your wisdom issues forth from the dharmadhatu.

You display wondrous, intentional rebirth.

Dharma Lord of the three realms, you are unequalled in the three times.

May your lotus feet remain firm; may your activity increase.

 

You place all who see, hear, touch, or think of you on the path to liberation.

You blaze with majestic wisdom, kindness, and power.

You dispel the darkness in the three levels of existence and radiate a thousand light rays of virtue and excellence.

May your lotus feet remain firm; may your activity increase.

 

You are adorned by the three trainings and pure morality.

Your being is fully ripened through learning, nobility, benevolence, and hearing, contemplation, and meditation.

You are able to liberate others.

May your lotus feet remain firm; may your activity increase.

 

You fill the whole world with the nonsectarian doctrine,

And especially the stainless Dharma tradition of the practice lineage.

May your lotus feet remain firm; may your activity increase.

 

Although you display innumerable oceans of inconceivably wondrous miraculous forms,

You are beyond the elaborations of "leaving" and "remaining."

May your lotus feet remain firm; may your activity increase.

 

In brief, glorious guru, Gyalwang Karmapa, pervasive lord of the hundred families and all mandalas,

May your lotus feet remain firm; may your activity increase.

May your activity reach everywhere.

 

If you are supplicated with such respect and longing, then,

Through the intentions of the three roots and the ocean of victors,

And through the power of the truth of the pure dharmata,

May these excellent aspirations be quickly fulfilled.

 

This pure aspiration was composed by Tai Situpa, transforming a rebirth supplication for the previous Lord into a supplication for the longevity of the Seventeenth Gyalwang Karmapa, in response to the request accompanied by offering, of Tashi Lhadar, the custodian of the Rumtek shedra. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso. Copyright 2000 by Karma Triyana Dharmachakra.