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Calling the Lama from Afar Mantra – Lyrics and Translation

Calling the Lama from Afar Mantra

Calling the Lama from Afar lyrics in Tibetan:

„LAMA SANGYE RINPOCHE LA SÖL WA DEB SO
LAMA KHYEN NO LAMA KHYEN NO
DRIN CHEN TSA WA’I LAMA KHYEN NO
LAMA KHYEN NO LAMA KHYEN NO
DRIN CHEN TSA WA’I LAMA KHYEN NO
LAMA KHYEN NO LAMA KHYEN NO
DRIN CHEN TSA WA’I LAMA KHYEN NO
LAMA KHYEN NO LAMA KHYEN NO
DRIN CHEN TSA WA’I LAMA KHYEN NO
EH LAMA KHYEN NO EH LAMA KHYEN NO
EH PAL DEN TSA WA’I LAMA KHYEN NO
LAMA KHYEN NO LAMA KHYEN NO
YE YE DRIN CHEN TSA WA’I LAMA KHYEN NO
LAMA RANG KHYEN NO LAMA RANG KHYEN NO
DRIN CHEN TSA WA’I LAMA KHYEN NO.”

Calling the Lama from Afar Mantra translation in English:

„Lama, care for me. Lama, care for me.
Supremely kind root guru, care for me.
Lama, care for me. Lama, care for me.
Supremely kind root guru, care for me.
Lama, care for me. Lama, care for me.
Supremely kind root guru, care for me.
Lama, care for me. Lama, care for me.
Supremely kind root guru, care for me.
EH Lama, care for me. EH Lama, care for me.
EH Glorious root guru, care for me.
Lama, care for me. Lama, care for me.
YE YE Supremely kind root guru, care for me.
Lama, you alone care for me. Lama, you alone care for me.
Supremely kind root guru, care for me.
May realize that the Guru is the precious Buddha.”

More information:

This is a text composed by the Tibetan master Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye (1813-1899) and is a praise to the great masters of different lineages.

Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye is widely known for synthesizing the experience and knowledge of the many lineages of Buddhism in Tibet. He achieved great renown as a writer and scholar and authored more than one hundred volumes of scriptures.

Among these, the best known is the Five Treasuries, made up of Treasury of Key Instructions, The Treasury of Kagyu Mantras, Treasury of Precious Termas, Treasury of Knowledge, and the Treasury of Vast Teachings.

Furthermore, He became the principal teacher of and gave the full transmission of the lineage to the Khakyab Dorje, 15th Karmapa Lama.

The Buddha, Guru Rinpoche, and other great masters have prophesied that Jamgon Kongtrul Lodro Thaye’s subsequent rebirths will culminate as the last Buddha of this Good Aeon, the glorious Buddha Adhimukta, whose activities, qualities and influence will be that of all the preceding Buddhas of the eon jointed.

“The key point for invoking the Guru’s Blessings is devotion, inspired by renunciation and disenchantment. Not as mere platitude, but from the core of your heart, with the confidence that your own Guru is none other than the Awakened One.” – quote by Lodro Thaye – Rangjung Yeshe.

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Listen to more magical mantras on insightstate, such as: Anterjami Purakh BidhateOm Namah Shivaya Gurave Mantra or Namo Amituofo Mantra.

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  • Calling the lama from afar rings with my soul from the first time I heard it and like the apple eaters of God I wanted to know the lyrics; at first I thought it was a plea to be rescued from the woe of reality but as I felt the music more I see it as anticipation of joining with him like the child recognizing his mothers face as she enters the room; I suckle the universe while listening to his heartbeat.