"Guru Rinpoche manifested in this world to carry out countless Dharma activities for over a thousand years, and he also became the founder of Tibetan Buddhism. Even though he left this world for his manifested pureland in the year 864, one can still experience his presence today, as he has clearly stated, “I am in front of anyone who has faith in me, just as the moon casts its reflection in any vessel filled with water.”
The Seven Line Prayer is still used to invoke Guru Rinpoche’s presence, in order to uplift us with his blessing, and to remove inner and outer obstacles on our path to Buddhahood.
When one’s mind is filled with yearning devotion and unshakable faith in Guru Rinpoche, it is said that the Seven Line Prayer will invoke him like a mother who goes to the call of her child.
THE SEVEN LINE PRAYER
hung orgyen yul gyi nubjang tsam
(Hung. In the north-west of the land of Oddiyana)
pema gesar dongpo la
(In the heart of a lotus flower)
yatsen chok gi ngödrub nyé
(Endowed with the most marvelous attainments)
pema jungné shyé su drak
(You are renowned as the Lotus-born)
khor du khandro mangpö kor
(Surrounded by many hosts of dakinis)
khyé kyi jesu dak drub kyi
(Following in your footsteps)
jingyi lab chir shek su sol
(I pray to you: Come, uplift me with your blessing)
guru pema siddhi hung
(Guru pema siddhi hung)"