[From Treasury of Eloquence: The Songs of Barway Dorje. Woodstock, NY: KTD Publications, 2007. Translated by Lama Yeshe Gyamtso.]
I Bow to My Root Guru, Great Vajradhara
The realization of this mind, with its movement of thought,
Is just self-recognition, your fresh awareness itself.
Don’t alter this through hope and fear of good and bad.
Don’t wish for insight or clarity. Sustain natural freedom.
Always pray and recite the six syllables.
Be vigorous, remembering that you don’t know when you’ll die.
This was written in amount by Barway Dorje
At the request of the devoted Gakyi.