This text is a teaching by Padmasambhava, in which he reminds us how to liberate ourselves in the six different Bardo’s.
Tibetan buddhism refers to the six Bardo’s as transitional states; the bardo of this lifetime, the bardo of dreaming, the bardo of meditation, the bardo of dying, the bardo of dharmata, and the bardo of becoming. In each of the bardo’s there are clear instructions on what we should do while we are experiencing these states to attain liberation. The verses here are the concise instructions from the Secret Dakini Training Mother Tantra of the Great Perfection.
Bardo Song of Reminding Oneself
translated by Erik Pema Kunsang, melody: Tara Trinley Wangmo, vocals: Sascha Alexandra Aurora Sellberg & Rodrigo Reijers.
from the Secret Dakini Training Mother Tantra
of the Great Perfection
Now that while the bardo of this lifetime is unfolding,
I will not be lazy since there is no time to waste.
Enter nondistraction’s path of hearing, thinking, training,
While it is just now I have the precious human form.
Since this free and favored form ought to have real meaning,
Emotion and samsara shall no longer hold the reign.
Now that while the bardo of the dreamstate is unfolding,
I will not sleep like a corpse, so careless, ignorant.
Knowing everything is self-display, with recognition,
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Thank you! Really wonderful! So kind and generous.
We are currently teaching a course at the Westchester Buddhist Center on the bardos using Francesca Fremantle’s Luminous Emptiness, Ponlop Rinpoche’s Mind beyond Death, and Tsele Natsok Rangdrol’s Mirror of Mindfulness.
That is great! May it benefit all beings!
Wonderful. Thank you!!
thank you for this beautiful singing of the intimate guru’s aural teachings.
Is there any way you may be able to load this on the website for download> It is so inspiring. thank you.
Love this work!
Could y’all direct me to where this text is found. Is it one of the “mother tantras of the Khandro Nyingtik?
the source of this text is one of the original Dzogchen Tantras called “the Union of Sun and Moon”
Thank you for this wonderful translation in English , helpful for people who cannot read Tibetan Sutra .
Hmhm. Nice. Thanks. Osho My Greatest Master has already Tought Me all these. Thank you So Much to you. Sending you all much of Osho Blessings!!
Thank you so very much. You are very kind to make this available. My class and I are enjoying many blessings from your gift of dharma.
With love and respect from Hawaii🙏
So beautiful. Thankyou for such support