Translated by Gyurme Dorje
An Aspiration Concerning
by Thrangu Rinpoche
May the blessings of the exalted sources of refuge,
The Buddha, his teachings and community: the Three Precious Jewels,
And the spiritual teacher, meditational deities and protectors of the Buddhist teachings: the Three Roots,
Fully pacify the terrors of illness, famine and war,
Along with chaotic disturbances of the four elements—
The imminent and terrifying danger that the whole world will become a great wasteland,
As temperature imbalance causes the solid glaciers of snow mountain massifs to melt and contract,
Afflicting rivers and lakes, so that primeval forests and beautiful trees near their deaths!
May the sublime endowments of good fortune and spiritual and temporal
And may all beings nurture one another lovingly and kindly,
So that their joy may fully blossom!
May all their aims be fulfilled, in accordance with the sacred teachings!
At the request of the scientist John Stanley, a student of the Lord of Refuge
Dudjom Rinpoche, this aspirational prayer was composed by Tranguwa.