Knot of Eternity
The Exalted Gurus
from Milarepa’s “A Confrontation With Some Some Academics” translated by Scott Wellenbach, music by Winfield Shaw Clark

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The exalted gurus of this simple man
Take my pure body as their buddhafields.
Their lion thrones are my pure pranas five;
Five lotus seats my nadis,
And their sun-moon seats are my five
Elements pure.
Empty mind-as-such is the form of gurus,
And the empty forms of gurus
Ever adorn my head.

Vajradhara endowed with a wisdom body,
And Tilopa with six clairvoyances;
Naropa who casts the net of magic display,
Together with Lord Marpa,
Of incomparable kindness,
All crown my head.
Empty mind-as-such is the form of gurus,
And the empty forms of gurus
Ever adorn my head.

If you know how to look with the eye of devotion,
Vajradhara and you are not two.
If you know how to supplicate with faith and respect,
From cloudbanks of compassion
A sweet rain of adhishtana
Ever will fall.
If you know how to make
Offering with your practice,
The entire treasury of
Siddhi will be revealed.

Translated under the expert guidance of Khenpo Tsültrim Gyamtso Rinpoche by Scott Wellenbach of the Nalanda Translation Committee, with the knowledgeable assistance of Ari Goldfield.
Musical arrangement by Winfield Clark.

Copyright © Wellenbach & Clark 2004


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