In memory of Ed Hyde: A Prayer for Beings in the Bardo Realm


A Prayer for Beings in the Bardo Realm

1. Having exhausted with their life-span and merit propelled by virtue,
The bardo beings are led to the otherworld by fierce demons and the lord of death.
As they are destitute and without a protector,
Please hold and guide them with your compassion oh Guru-Deity!

2. They are chased by currents of irreversible karmic winds
And their throats are bound by black noose of afflictive emotions.
As bardo beings are without any hope or direction,
Please be their protector oh Guru-Deity!

3. They roam alone in unfamiliar places.
Hallucinating fears agitate them like turbulent water.
As bardo beings have no confidence as to where to take rebirth,
Please be their protector oh Guru-Deity!

4. One’s own karmicallly produced host of hell staff
Laugh without compassion as they lead the bardo beings.
As their alert eyes seek protection,
Hold and guide them with your compassion oh Guru-Deity!

5. Seeing a little of their past and future with their minor clairvoyance,
They get inflicted with self-loathing.
They die a sudden death, killed by the weapon of their remorse.
Protect them from such fears oh compassionate one!

This prayer was found in the collected works Tsemonling Rinpoche, a great Geluppa master.

It is translated into English on November 1, 2009 by Tenzin Bhuchung in memory of Edward Hyde, a friend and a fellow dharma student. May the virtue accrued from this help him find a safe passage to higher rebirths and eventually gain the sublime state of enlightenment!

posted on behalf of Tenzin Bhuchung

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