Monday, June 8, 2009
Dreaming of Kalu Rinpoche
In a dream Rinpoche met the Lord Buddha and his eight close disciples, and dreamt that he offered the Seven Branches Prayer. Again in a dream, he himself truly transformed into Urgyen Guru Rinpoche, and from twelve tsan-ma goddesses and other dakinis received musical offerings of sweet songs and prayers.
In another dream, he met the previous Jamgon Kongtrul, who played his bell and drum, and bestowed four complete empowerments, and finally melted into light and absorbed into Rinpoche. In another dream, he met Holy Tara and heard many words of prophecy from her. And on another occasion he seized his dream and saw a dance in the heavens and heard this song:
Born in the upper part of Hor,
Then by meditational experience
Accomplishing the aim of Maha-Ati,
Finally at the place of death
Dying at Samyes, Town of Sand,
Then again taking birth
Between Do-Khams and Kongbu,
Born as a beggar's son.
Ripening and liberating many beings.
Then leaving that life
To be born in a lotus flower
In the Western Pure Land,
In Samsara to be born no more.
In entirely unrelated news, I love this photograph: