A Message from Tsoknyi Rinpoche ~
Guru Rinpoche said that from time to time, disasters occur in the world due to
the collective force of negativities within people's disturbed minds. According
to Buddhism, the elements of earth, water, fire and air that constitute the phenomenal
world are interdependently connected to the mind. Because of this, outer catastrophes
are the results of disturbed states of mind. Therefore, he indicated that whenever
such great disasters occur in the outer world, these events should act as a further
motivation to strengthen our loving kindness and compassion.
In these times of great sorrow and confusion, I ask all my students and friends
to further develop their love and compassion impartially. If you can help those
directly affected by the situation, please do so. Otherwise, try to influence
others caught up in hatred and resentment, to change their attitude to one of
understanding and forgiveness.
In addition, it would be very beneficial to recite the "Dusum Sangye Guru
Rinpoche" supplication, also known as Buddha of the Three Times. This prayer
has the power to remove the outer obstacles created by the four elements, the
inner obstacles of physical sickness due to energy imbalance in our body, and
the secret obstacles of depression and neuroses stemming from our grasping mind.
Please remember that I always pray for your well-being and wish that we may meet
in the near future. May there be peace in the world.
-- Tsoknyi Rinpoche