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Saraha's Dohakosa: The Royal Song

Doha mdzod spyod pa'i glu: Dohakosa nama caryagiti


HOMAGE TO ARYAMANJUSRI!

Homage o he !es royer o" !emon#$ %o&er! The &#n! lashes $alm &a ers #n o rollers an! 'reakers(The k#ng makes m)l #"ar#o)s "orms o) o" )n# y*See#ng many "a$es o" h#s one Ar$her* Saraha+ The $ross,eye! "ool sees one lam% as &o(The -#s#on an! he -#e&er are one* Yo) 'roken* 'r# le m#n!! Many lam%s are l# #n he ho)se*.) he 'l#n! are s #ll #n !arkness(Saha/a #s all,%er-as#-e .) he "ool $anno see &ha #s )n!er h#s nose+ J)s as many r#-ers are one #n he o$eanAll hal", r) hs are s&allo&e! 'y he one r) h(The e"")lgen$e o" he s)n #ll)m#na es all !ark $orners+ 0lo)!s !ra& &a er "rom he o$ean o "all as ra#n on he ear h An! here #s ne# her #n$rease

nor !e$rease(J)s so* real# y rema#ns )nal ere! l#ke he %)re sky+ Re%le e &# h he .)!!ha's %er"e$ #onsSaha/a #s he one essen #al na )re(.e#ngs are 'orn #n o # an! %ass #n o # *Ye here #s ne# her e1#s en$e nor non, e1#s en$e #n # + 2orsak#ng 'l#ss he "ool roams a'roa!*Ho%#ng "or m)n!ane %leas)re(Yo)r mo) h #s ")ll o" honey no&*S&allo& # &h#le yo) may! 2ools a em% o a-o#! he#r s)""er#ng*The &#se ena$ he#r %a#n+Dr#nk he $)% o" sky, ne$ ar3h#le o hers h)nger "or o) &ar! a%%earan$es+ 2l#es ea "#l h* s%)rn#ng he "ragran$e o" san!al&oo!(Man los o n#r-ana ")r hers h#s o&n $on")s#on*Th#rs #ng "or he $oarse an! -)lgar+ The ra#n &a er "#ll#ng an o1's hoo",%r#n E-a%ora es &hen he s)n sh#nes(The #m%er"e$ #ons o" a %er"e$ m#n!*All are !#ssol-e! #n %er"e$ #on+ Sal sea &a er a'sor'e! 'y

$lo)!s )rns s&ee (The -enom o" %ass#ona e rea$ #onIn a s rong an! sel"less m#n! 'e$omes el#1#r+ The )n) era'le #s "ree o" %a#n( Non,me!# a #on g#-es r)e %leas)re+Tho)gh &e "ear he !ragon's roarRa#n "alls "rom he $lo)!s o r#%en he har-es + The na )re o" 'eg#nn#ng an! en! #s here an! no&*An! he "#rs !oes no e1#s &# ho) he las (The ra #onal "ool $on$e% )al#s#ng he #n$on$e#-a'leSe%ara es em% #ness "rom $om%ass#on+ The 'ee kno&s "rom '#r h Tha "lo&ers are he so)r$e o" honey( Ho& $an he "ool kno& Tha samsara an! n#r-ana are one4 2a$#ng h#msel" #n a m#rror The "ool sees an al#en "orm(The m#n! &# h r) h "orgo en Ser-es )n r) h's o) &ar! sham+ 2lo&ers' "ragran$e #s #n ang#'le Ye # s real# y %er-a!es he a#r* J)s as man!ala $#r$les are #n"orme! .y a "ormless %resen$e+

S #ll &a er s )ng 'y an #$y &#n! 2ree5es har! #n s ar$he! an! /agge! sha%es(In an emo #onal m#n! ag# a e! 'y $r# #$al $on$e% sThe )n"orme! 'e$omes har! an! #n ra$ a'le+ M#n! #mma$)la e 'y na )re #s )n o)$he! .y samsara an! n#r-ana's m)!(.) /)s l#ke a /e&el los #n a s&am%Tho)gh # re a#ns # s l)s re # !oes no sh#ne+ As men al slo h #n$reases %)re a&areness !#m#n#shes(As men al slo h #n$reases s)""er#ng also gro&s+Shoo s s%ro) "rom he see! an! lea-es "rom he 'ran$hes+ Se%ara #ng )n# y "rom m)l #%l#$# y #n he m#n!The l#gh gro&s !#m an! &e &an!er #n he lo&er realms(3ho #s more !eser-#ng o" %# y han he 3ho &alks #n o "#re &# h h#s eyes &#!e o%en4 O'sesse! &# h he /oys o" se1)al em'ra$eThe "ool 'el#e-es he kno&s )l #ma e r) h(He #s l#ke someone &ho s an!s a h#s !oorAn!* "l#r #ng*

alks a'o) se1+ The &#n! s #rs #n he Ho)se o" Em% #nessE1$# #ng !el)s#ons o" emo #onal %leas)re(2allen "rom $eles #al s%a$e* s )ng* The ormen e! yog#n "a#n s a&ay+ 6#ke a 'rahm#n ak#ng r#$e an! ') erO""er#ng sa$r#"#$e o he "lame*He &ho -#s)al#ses ma er#al h#ngs as $eles #al am'ros#aDel)!es h#msel" ha a !ream #s )l #ma e real# y+ Enl#gh en#ng he Ho)se o" .rahma #n he "on anelle S rok#ng he )-ala #n &an on !el#gh *0on")se!* 'el#e-#ng '#n!#ng %leas)re o 'e s%#r# )al release*The -a#n "ools $alls h#msel" a yog#n+ Tea$h#ng ha -#r )e #s #rrele-an o #n r#ns#$ a&areness* He m#s akes he lo$k "or he key(Ignoran o" he r)e na )re o" he gemThe "ool $alls green glass emeral!+ H#s m#n! akes 'rass "or gol!* Momen ary %eak e1%er#en$e "or real# y a$$om%l#she!(0l#ng#ng o he /oy o" e%hemeral !reams He $alls h#s shor , hr#" l#"e

E ernal .l#ss+ 3# h a !#s$)rs#-e )n!ers an!#ng o" he sym'ol E7AM*0rea #ng "o)r seals hro)gh an analys#s o" he momen *He la'els h#s %eak e1%er#en$e saha/a:He #s $l#ng#ng o a re"le$ #on m#s aken "or he m#rror+ 6#ke 'e")!!le! !eer lea%#ng #n o a m#rage o" &a erDel)!e! "ools #n he#r #gnoran$e $l#ng o o) er "ormsAn! &# h he#r h#rs )nslake!* 'o)n! an! $on"#ne!* They #!eal#se he#r %r#son* %re en!#ng ha%%#ness+ The rela #-ely real #s "ree o" #n elle$ )al $ons r)$ s*An! )l #ma ely real m#n!* a$ #-e or 8)#es$en * #s no,m#n!*An! h#s #s he s)%reme* he h#ghes o" he h#gh* #mma$)la e(2r#en!s* kno& h#s sa$re! h#gh! In m#n! a'sor'e! #n sama!h# ha #s $on$e% ,"ree* 9ass#on #s #mma$)la ely %)re(6#ke a lo )s roo e! #n he sl#me o" a lake 'o om*Th#s s)'l#me real# y #s )n o)$he! 'y he %oll) #on o" e1#s en$e+

Make sol#! yo)r -#s#on o" all h#ngs as -#s#onary !ream An! yo) a a#n rans$en!en$e* Ins an aneo)s real#sa #on an! e8)an#m# y(A s rong m#n! '#n!#ng he !emons o" !arkness .eyon! ho)gh yo)r o&n s%on aneo)s na )re #s a$$om%l#she!+ A%%earan$es ha-e ne-er $ease! o 'e he#r or#g#nal ra!#an$e* An! )n"orme!* "orm ne-er ha! a s)'s an #al na )re o 'e gras%e!(I #s a $on #n))m o" )n#8)e me!# a #on*In an #na$ #-e* s a#nless* me!# a #-e m#n! ha #s no,m#n!+ Th)s he I #s #n elle$ * m#n! an! m#n!,"orms*I he &orl!* all seem#ngly al#en sho&*I he #n"#n# e -ar#e y o" -#s#on, -#e&er*I he !es#re* he anger* he men al slo h ,An! 'o!h#$# a+ No& here #s a lam% l# #n s%#r# )al !arknessHeal#ng he s%l# s r#-en 'y he #n elle$ So ha all men al !e"#lemen s are erase!+3ho $an !e"#ne he na )re o" !e a$hmen 4 I $anno 'e !en#e! nor ye

a""#rme!*An! )ngras%a'le # #s #n$on$e#-a'le+Thro)gh $on$e% )al#sa #on "ools are 'o)n!*3h#le $on$e% ,"ree here #s #mma$)la e saha/a+ The $on$e% s o" )n# y an! m)l #%l#$# y !o no 'r#ng #n egra #on(Only hro)gh a&areness !o sen #en 'e#ngs rea$h "ree!om+0ogn# #on o" ra!#an$e #s s rong me!# a #on( A'#!e #n a $alm* 8)#es$en m#n!+ Rea$h#ng he /oy s&ollen lan! 9o&ers o" see#ng e1%an!*An! here #s /oy an! la)gh er(E-en $has#ng o'/e$ s here #s no se%ara #on+ 2rom /oy* ')!s o" %)re %leas)re emerge*.)rs #ng #n o 'looms o" s)%reme %leas)re*An! so long as o) "lo& #s $on a#ne! Un) era'le 'l#ss &#ll s)rely ma )re+ 3ha * &here an! 'y &hom are no h#ng*Ye he en #re e-en #s #m%era #-e+3he her lo-e an! a a$hmen or !es#relessness The "orm o" he e-en #s em% #ness+

6#ke %#gs &e &allo& #n h#s sens)al m#re.) &ha $an s a#n o)r %early m#n!4No h#ng $an e-er $on am#na e # *An! 'y no h#ng $an &e e-er 'e 'o)n!+ Th#s song o" e1#s en #al "ree!om &as $om%ose! 'y he Glor#o)s Mas er Yog#n Saraha+ This Dohakosa o" Saraha has been translated by Kunzang Tenzin in Kathmandu over many years,finished on the full moon of the seventh monthof the wood-o year! "ay all beings be happy#"ay all manner of things be well#