Praise to Paldan Lhamo

Yutang Lin

Guardian mother of the Buddha land among snowy mountains,
Revealed her rainbow body to Guru Chen to resolve his doubt.
Each hindrance encountered was guided through by her grace,
Just as a son attains safety only because of being led by his mother.


The fate of Tibet was often reversed from danger to safety through the protection and guidance of the deity Paldan Lhama. Guru Chen was favored with a revelation of her rainbow body to resolve his doubt about the channels in female bodies. They turned out to be mostly of circular shape. Ever since Guru Chen taught me the invocation to Paldan Lhamo, whenever I had difficult questions I would pray to her for guidance. Often I learned about what to do or not to do through her grace. My appreciation of the grace of Paldan Lhamo is deeply engraved in my mind. This praise is composed in earnest to indicate the sincerity of my thankfulness.

Written in Chinese: October 20, 1998
Translated: August 25, 1999
El Cerrito, California

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