At this the Tibetan disciples all
felt ashamed of themselves.

With aching hearts,
their eyes filled with tears and,
tormented by deep despair,
they made full prostrations.

They placed Padmakara's feet
at the crown of their heads,
clutched his robe, and prayed,

"Listen, great master!
If you leave for India
we will have no way to clear
our outer and inner misconceptions.

Formerly, when King Trisong Deutsen
was alive, your kindness was immense.

Now, please

continue to care for
the people of Tibet
with your compassion.

By all means, please stay!"

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