Buton Rinpoche - Advice in Three Sets of Three 

















Source: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/bo/tibetan-masters/buton/advice-in-three-sets-of-three

Translation: http://www.lotsawahouse.org/tibetan-masters/buton/advice-in-three-sets-of-three



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བུ་སྟོན


༄༅། །གནད་ཀྱི་གདམས་ངགགསུམ་ཚནགསུམབཞུགས། ༄༅།

Advice in Three Sets of Three

by Butön Rinchen Drup (1290–1364)


ན་མོ་བུདྡྷཱ་ཡ། 

Namo Buddhāya!


[1] སྡིག་པཆུངཡངདུགབཞིནབསྲུང་། 

To guard against even the slightest misdeed, as if it were poison,


དཀའཡང་དགེ་འབད་པསབསྒྲུབ། 

Though it may be difficult, to strive to practise virtue,


རྩ་བབདག་འཛིནརྣམ་རྟོགགཞོམ། 

To destroy the source, thoughts of self-clinging—


འདིགསུམ་ལྡནམཁས་པལགས། 

One who adopts these three is truly wise.


[2] གཞནགྱིསྡིག་སྡུགབདག་གིསབླང་། 

To take others’ misdeeds and suffering upon oneself,


བདག་གིདགེ་བདེགཞན་ལགཏང་། 

To give away one’s own virtue and happiness to others,


སྟོང་ཉིདསྙིང་རྗེརྟག་ཏུབསྒོམ། 

To meditate continually on emptiness and compassion—


འདིགསུམ་ལྡནབྱང་སེམསལགས། 

One who adopts these three is a bodhisattva.


[3] ཅིར་སྣངསྒྱུ་མལྷ་སྐུཤེས། 

To know that whatever appears is the deity’s illusory form,


དྲན་རིགབདེ་གསལ་མི་རྟོག་པ། 

To be aware of bliss, clarity and absence of thought,


བྱིན་རླབསབླ་མའི་རྣལ་འབྱོརབསྒོམ། 

To meditate on Guru Yoga, the source of blessings—


འདིགསུམ་ལྡནསྔགས་པ་ལགས། 

One who adopts these three is a mantra adept.


གནད་ཀྱི་གདམས་ངགགསུམ་ཚནགསུམའདི་ནིཆོས་རྗེཐམས་ཅད་མཁྱེན་པབུ་སྟོནརིན་པོ་ཆེ། དྭགས་པོརིན་ཆེནགནང་བི་གདམས་པཡིན་ནོ།། །།


This instruction of crucial points in three sets of three was given by the Lord of Dharma, the Omniscient Butön Rinpoche to Dakpo Rinchen.


Translated by Adam Pearcey, 2016