Wisdom of all the Buddhas,
Eternal adamantine nature,
Clad in the three maroon robes and displaying the
marks of perfection,
Lobsang Gyalwa Tsedzin (Tsongkapa), benefactor of life,
Please grant the joyous occasion for the attainment of immortality,
Here and now!
Lobsang Tenzin Gyaltsen (Zasep Rinpoche),
Treasure of knowledge of Jamgon's (Tsongkapa's)
noble heritage and wishfulfilling power;
Concerned solely with upholding the Dharma in both
theory and practice,
You please all the infinite Buddhas immensely.
Oh, learned propagator and holy teacher,
Please stay firmly with us!
The pure white light of your peerless wisdom
Reveals the bountiful jasmine garden of Dharma's
precepts and training.
May your smile, like a full moon in a night in autumn,
Shine undiminished until the end of existence.
Bodhisattva Lobsang Tenzin Gyaltsen,
Please remain firmly with us!
Though the pernicious mind, like an elephant, is difficult to tame,
You have controlled it with the sharp hook of mental alertness.
Never crossing beyond the bounds of the rules of Vinaya,
May you, Reverend Elder, truly live long!
Explaining in detail through exacting discernment,
The lapis-lazuli lineage of the Sutras and Tantras,
In well-spoken rhymes of complete perfection,
May your melodious tones always proclaim the Scriptures
And grace the ears of we fortunate ones!
Thus the teachings of Father Jam-pal Nyingpo (Tsongkapa),
Are like a wick in a lamp of refined molten gold,
May you through your life of purity and goodness,
Be one who raises its flame higher and higher,
And ever remain steadfastly with us!
By the compassion of the Triple Gem and
the Ocean of Conquerors;
By the power of the Dharma Protectors long-trusted and honored;
By the true strength of unequivocal causal interdependence;
May the purpose of this prayer be accomplished,
Spontaneously and without hindrance!
This long-life prayer for Lobsang Tenzin Gyaltsen, the great incarnation Zasep of Sera Je, was composed by Reverend Yongdzin Trijang Rinpoche, Junior Tutor of His Holiness the Dalai Lama in accordance with the request of Zasep Rinpoche's grandfather Behu Ngawang Losang, Lokyab and Sonam Tashi.
Translated from the Tibetan by Tsering Dolma and James G. Mullens, members of the Translation Committee, Gaden Choling Buddhist Center.
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