An esteemed teacher comments on the Seven-Line Prayer, a popular devotional prayer recited daily by practitioners of Tibetan Buddhism.
Of the many devotional prayers used as a support for Dharma practice, the concise Seven-Line Prayer is the most essential, often repeated many thousands of times by practitioners, especially of the Nyingma and Dzogchen teachings of Tibetan Buddhism. The prayer invokes the blessings of Padmasambhava, who is called Guru Rinpoche (Precious Teacher) by Tibetans and is known as the Buddha for our time. Guru Rinpoche brought the Dharma from India to Tibet in the eighth century and is the source of the Buddhist Dzogchen teachings. Although the prayer is short and simple, its different levels of meaning make this commentary a welcome study aid for practitioners. The author presents an account of the historical origin of the prayer and the greatness of its blessings, and commentary on its outer and inner levels of meaning. The book also includes the text of the Seven-Line Prayer in English and Tibetan.