Kun tu bzang po'i smon lam stobs po che

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ཀུན་ཏུ་བཟང་པོའི་སྨོན་ལམ་སྟོབས་པོ་ཆེ།
kun tu bzang po'i smon lam stobs po che
Powerful Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra
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The Powerful Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra comes from the dGongs pa zang thal or Penetrating Intent cycle of Dzogchen teachings by Rigdzin Gödem. The prayer explains how saṃsāra and nirvāṇa emerge from the same ground of primordial reality through awareness and unawareness. The cognitive glitch of dualistic clinging and ego-grasping is explained to have led to the many afflictive emotions and the corresponding resultant states of rebirth. The prayers instructs practitioners to rest in the natural state of the mind without attachment or aversion. The prayer is very widely chanted in the Himalayan communities.
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  • Brunnhölzl, Karl. A Lullaby to Awaken the Heart: The Aspiration Prayer of Samantabhadra and Its Tibetan Commentaries. Somerville: Wisdom Publications, 2018.
  • Khenchen Palden Shereb Rinpoche and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Discovering Infinite Freedom: The Prayer of Küntuzangpo. Edited by Ani Joanie Andras, Robert Hulton-Baker, Cynthia Friend and Carl Stuendel. Translated by Richard Steinberg and Khenpo Tsewang Dongyal Rinpoche. Sidney Center, NY: Dharma Samudra, 2010.
  • Dzogchen Ponlop, The 7th. Penetrating Wisdom: The Aspiration of Samantabhadra. Vancouver, BC: Siddhi Publications, 2002.

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