Lotus Source: becoming Lotus Born

Lotus Source: Becoming Lotus Born

James Low

The Tibetan texts in the book were translated by C. R. Lama and James Low.

(Simply Being, UK, Dec 2021)

Hardback ISBN 978-1739938123

This book focuses on Padmasambhava, the Lotus Born Guru, known in Tibet as Guru Rinpoche. 

 He awakens us to our own lotus source.

All Buddhist practice is concerned with awakening from the illusions which bind us. The lotus represents both this awakening and also the intrinsic 

purity which is the source of both awakened Buddhas and deluded sentient beings. Forgetfulness of our lotus source has given rise to our experience of being someone real somewhere in a real world.

The wide ran

ge of prayers and practices translated and explained in this book provide guidance on how to live in a clear and ethical way. These practices ease the process of dying and guide us to Padmasambhava in his pure realm of Lotus Light, also known as Zangdopalri, the Copper Coloured Mountain.

You can listen to the book being read aloud chapter by chapter by Wendy on her website. Click Here.

It is being translated into Portuguese and you can click here to read what has been done so far.

27    Prayer to Buddha Shakyamuni                                             
28    Offering Salutation and Praise                                              
34    Aspiration of the Vajra Knot                                     
40    The Prayer of Aspiration which is a Wish-Fulfilling Jewel   
63    The Sutra of the Story of the Lamp of King Golden Hand
83    The Aspiration for Pure Discernment
107  If You Wish to Purify Your Sins and Obscurations              
113  The Prayer Which Effortlessly Fulfils Our Wishes   
134  The Prayer Which Removes Obstacles from the Path
166  The Prayer Which Quickly Fulfils Our Wishes
172  The Prayer of the Stainless Biography
197  Pure White Lotus: The Life of the Lotus Born from Oddiyana
223  A Prayer to Padmasambhava by the Fifth Dalai Lama
236  Imploring Padmasambhava  
244  The Precious Guru from Oddiyana  
259  Lotus Source Practice
293  Aspiration for Zangdopalri   
315  A Description of Zangdopalri
337  In One’s Own Hand: The Profound Instructions for Using Death as the Path
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