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Vimala-ratna-leka Tib. Dri-ma-med-pai•rin-po-chei-phring-yig Homage to the spiritual masters. Homage to the exalted Tara .. 1. Hail the (King) Nirya-phala2, Who was born in Maha-ghati. May he strive to make flourish the Buddha-dharma And use Dharma as his guide in caring for his kingdom. 2. 0 mighty one, you have now attained to great glory And are as a god on earth. This is because in previous lives You were long familiar with spiritual ways Such as generosity, the ten courses of virtue, purification, patience and joyous enthusiasm.
These two produce all the happiness Of the world and beyond. 76. In order to develop clairvoyance And the beyond samsara paths, One should first cultivate shamatha. If one's samatha practice is weak One will gain no power, even through sustained efforts. Therefore accomplish the trainings In the various levels of samadhi. 77. Avoid all factors that hinder samadhi And cultivate conducive·factors, Applying the eight forces for eliminating negativities. This is the rubbing stick Free from the moisture of attachment 29 For igniting the fire of the spiritual path.
28. Should anyone have an interest in it, They should scrutinize it carefully. To accept it out of faith, Without scrutiny is inappropriate. 29. The Indonesian King Guru-phala Sent the monk Deva-mati to me With the request for a brief work On the two levels of truth. Therefore this was written for him; Contemporary scholars may judge it for themselves. The Colophon: "Cultivating an Understanding of the Two Levels of Truth" by the Acharya and Maha-pandita Dipamkara Shrijnana is thus complete. It was translated into Tibetan (from the original Sanskrit) edited and finalized by the master himself and the translator Lotsawa Gya-tsun-drub Seng-ge.
Atisha and Buddhism in Tibet by Doboom; Mullin, Glenn Tulku