The Peaceful and Calming Victory Flag ~ 17th Karmapa

A garland of dawn’s glowing moonlight this wisdom, profound and clear, sheds luminous joy.
Virtuous signs of radiant clarity, a cluster of lively moons turns in the gracious dance of emptiness, free of fabrication, and luminosity, cool and fresh;
A broad and calming shade of benefit and happiness permeates the whole universe.
The sweet melody of auspicious virtue and excellence for all beings resonates as the glorious ornament of the three realms.

The two rising curves of pure gold are great joy’s loving, radiant smile;
The vibrant blue reflects the ultimate, dharmakaya lit by a vigorous and youthful sun; sphere of light, this hand draws
And plays, gathering into the glide of an image the unity of the profound and vast, the peaceful and soothing.
Throughout existence, may the victory banner of the Buddha’s teachings resound its famous and melodious song.

17th Karmapa

from the book Music In The Sky: The Life, Art, And Teachings Of The 17Th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

translated by Michele Martin


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