"I would like to ask all to participate in the practice of Vajrasattva mantra we are dedicating for world peace at this very difficult time."
- The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, December 11, 2001.
An Aspiration for the World
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World, we live and die on your lap.
On you we experience all our woes and joys.
You are our ancestral home of old.
Forever we cherish and adore you.
We wish to transform you into the pure realm of our dreams.
We wish to transform you into a land for all creatures,
Equal for all and free of prejudice.
We wish to transform you into a loving, warm, and gentle goddess.
Our hope in you is so ever resolute.
So please be the ground on which we all may live
So all these wishes may come true,
So all these wishes may come true.
Do not show us the dark side of your character,
Where nature's calamities reign.
In every section of our world's land
May there thrive a fertile field of peace and joy,
Rich with the leaves and fruits of happiness,
Filled with the many sweet scents of freedom.
May we fulfill our countless and boundless wishes.
Composed by His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa,
©2005 by His Holiness
Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje, the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa. Translated under
the guidance of The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche by Tyler Dewar. Musical
arrangement by Christopher Stagg and Tyler Dewar.
Ogyen Drodul Trinley Dorje.
coordinated by Nalandabodhi International