Having sung this,
Padmasambhava mounted a beam of sunlight
and in the flicker of a moment
flew away into the sky.

From the southwestern direction,
he turned his face to look back and sent forth
a light ray of immeasurable loving kindness
that established the disciples in a state of non-return.

Accompanied by a cloudlike assembly
of inner and outer dakinis making musical offerings,
he then went to the southwestern continent of Chamara.


- excerpted from the forty-first and final chapter
in the immaculate life story of the Lotus-Born Master,
telling how Master Padma departed to subdue the rakshasas in the southwest
and sang songs to his attendants and escorts.

These songs were originally recorded by Yeshe Tsogyal (9th c.)
and transcribed from a terma discovered by Nyang Ral Nyima Oser (12the c.)
as translated by Erik Pema Kunsang in THE LOTUS-BORN The Life Story of Padmasambhava,
composed by Yeshe Tsogyal
Shambhala 1993