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On October 3, 2010, His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche presided over the annual auspicious “Drikung Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism’s Great Indiscriminate Amitabha Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses” at the Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall. This was the sixth time Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has presided the Great Puja and it was the first time the puja was held at this site. Attendees have increased up to 20000, including believers particularly traveled from Japan, Hong Kong, Holland, France, India, New Zealand, Australia, the U.S., Britain, Canada, the Philippines, Brazil, Mainland China and so forth. Under the witness of a lawyer, an accountant, and bank representatives, after the perfect completion of the puja, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has donated all the offerings from attendees, around 6 million NTD, to the Ministry of Interior for charitable and social welfare services.

Without the need of advertisement, all participants enrolled in the puja by the compassionate aspiration of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche through word of mouth of the disciples of the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center as it was in past 5 grand pujas. Although more than half of the participants of this year attended the puja of Tibetan Buddhism for the first time, they all, under the great gathering power of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, were quiet and orderly to listen to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s enlightenment attentively, and to be led by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to recite the Amitabha Heart Mantra. After the perfect completion of the performing dharma, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche furthermore went around the venue by standing on the Electric Ground Vehicle to give blessings upon all the attendees and cleanse them with nectar water, purifying their body, speech, and mind. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche spent 40 minutes long to give blessings and, during such a long period, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche unceasingly sprinkled the pure and clean nectar over the long-awaiting participants with an auspicious hand-held grass bundle, which was heavy-loaded with nectar, fulfilling all participants’ wish without caring of his own body load. It was very moving and solemn scene. Following the completion of puja, it was reported by many newspapers and TV stations that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche performed dharma to salvage sentient beings, gave blessings upon attendees, cleaned the attendees, and contributed Rinpoche’s donation for social welfare. Among these newspapers, many also documented this news with the photo which captured Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche compassionately giving blessings upon the attendees with nectar water. The newspapers and TV stations that reported this news are Central News Agency, Yahoo! News, The Liberty Times, United Daily News, Chinatimes News, Apply Daily News, PCHome News, MSN News, Sina News, Sina Global News, Chinese Television System News, Official webs site of Republic of China (Taiwan).

The puja punctually started at 8:30 AM. With the escort of prayer flags, musical instruments, an incense burner, and eight offering girls, and the precious umbrella, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, in an electric car, arrived at the venue through the immense exhibition hall and ascended to the mandala. After reverently making prostrations to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, as well as offering a hada to the throne of His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chetsang and His Holiness Drikung Kyabgon Chungtsang to pay homage, and lighting lamps, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche ascended to the throne and bestowed the following enlightenments.

The dharma the will be performed today was the Indiscriminate Amitabha Great Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses. Generally speaking, there are two kinds of practices in Buddhism: the Exoteric Buddhism and Vajrayana. For the Exoteric Buddhism, practitioners begin their practices from the causal ground, whereas in Vajrayana, practitioners begin their practices from the resultant ground.

The Dharma of the Indiscriminate Amitabha Great Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses was personally transmitted to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche from the 37th His Holiness Drikung Kagyu Kyabgon Chetsang. It is a terma which is a special dharma in Vajrayana. Usually, a terma would be directly transmitted to a practitioner by a Yidam. Amitabha is a honorable Buddha with great vows introduced by the Sakyamuni Buddha. In Amitabha Sutra, Sukhavativyuha Sutra, and Vipasyana Sukhavativyuha Sutra, the Sakyamuni Buddha had an introduction of Amitabha Buddha and the ways of being reborn in the pure land. These, however, are ways of self practices, which can only help self to be reborn in the pure land. In these three sutras, there is no description as of how to help others to be reborn in pure land. The Dharma of the Indiscriminate Amitabha Great Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses is the one Guru Padmasambhava personally went to the pure land of Amitabha Buddha, was taught by Amitabha Buddha and then brought back to the mundane world.

In Tibetan Buddhism, it will take a series of gradual and strict practices to learn this dharma. In Drikung Kagyu Lineage, to practice dharma methods of Vajrayana, or so-called the Esoteric Buddhism, one has to cultivate the foundation in the Exoteric Buddhism. In other words, one must have clear knowledge in sutras and shastra and one’s guru will decide whether to transmit dharma in Vajrayana. And then one has to complete the Four Uncommon Preliminary Practices, which is exclusively practiced in Vajrayana. The Four Uncommon Preliminary Practices include 100 thousand times of making full prostrations, which you might have seen Tibetans do such full prostrations on the ground. And then one has to recite 100 thousand times of the long mantra of Vajrasattva, which comprises of 100 syllables. After completing these practices, one then should make 100 thousand times of mandala offerings, which is to cultivate one’s mind of making offerings. Finally, one would practice 100 thousand times of Four-Session Guru Yoga.

After completion of the Four Uncommon Preliminary Practices, your guru will teach you the method of practicing Yidam, which requires you to perform a retreat first. If you practice the dharma of Avalokitesvara, you have to recite the mantra of Avalokitesvara, the mani mantra, for one million times during the retreat. In addition you have to attain the correspondence with the Yidam and the accomplishment should be confirmed by your guru. For those who practice the Dharma of the Indiscriminate Amitabha Great Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses, they have to receive the empowerment of Amitabha Buddha and recite one million times of Amitabha’s mantra while performing a retreat. Later, they have to learn the Phowa Dharma and after attaining the achievement of the Phowa Dharma, one can proceed to learn the Dharma of the Indiscriminate Amitabha Great Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses.

Why makes it so troublesome to learn the Dharma of the Indiscriminate Amitabha Great Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses? For instance, if you want to travel from Taipei to Kaoxiong and ask someone for direction, some may suggest you take an airplane or a train. More knowledgeable one would tell you where the train station is located. Even better, one would personally show you the way and see you off at the station. The best is the one who is capable to pay for your ticket and bring you to the destination in person. When someone says practicing Pure Land Buddhism is good because it can help you to be reborn in the pure land, this is like telling you what kind of transportation can be at your disposal. Those who have been reciting Amitabha’s mantra are those who can tell you the direction to the station. Those who are certain they can be reborn in the pure land are like people can bring you to the station in person. Finally, a practitioner in Vajrayana who has been to the pure land, who is certain he can break off the cycle of birth and death, who can be reborn in the pure land would be qualified to bring you to the Western Blissful World from this mundane world.

The abovementioned is about the perquisites for the dharma and its practitioner. Following is the importance of the attendees’ heart and motive. For each grand puja Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has held, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche reached the rules that every sentient being is equal. Namely it means that no matter what your status is, how rich or poor you are, in what social position, all can attend this puja. Before the Buddha and Bodhisattvas, all sentient beings are equal. The Great Amitabha Puja for Transferring Consciousnesses today is indiscriminate. There is no publication of sponsor naming, nor actively sending in advance invitation cards to government officials or celebrities. This is just because Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche acts in accord with conditions, with you sentient beings’ conditions.

The practitioner conducts dharma with an indiscriminate heart. As for the attendees, first, you ought to have the reverent heart. According to the Buddhist Sutras, one ought to respect the Three Jewels. Being reverent is a sort of offering, by which your merits would be accumulated and then you can hear Buddhism and obtain help of Buddha-dharma. In Vajrayana it emphasizes to regard the practitioner as the same as the Yidam without duality or distinction. If you view the practitioner as Buddha Amitabha, you will obtain Buddha Amitabha’s blessings; if you view the practitioner as an ordinary, you will obtain an ordinary’s blessings.

Second, you ought to have the repentant heart. Since beginningless time, sentient beings of the six realms have been reincarnated in the suffering ocean. What they have always carried is nothing but karma, including virtuous and evil ones. Do not think doing small evil doesn’t matter and don’t be unwilling to practice small virtues. Of one life of Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha, his mother liked to eat turtle’s eggs and which led her to falling into hells after death. In this life for that you have eaten eat, hurt sentient beings and all sorts of evil thoughts of greed, hatred, ignorance arisen in you, you have to make repentance. Repentance could be divided into two aspects: one is to confess and the other is to regret. Confession means that being aware of one’s faults, he accepts, faces and is responsible for all the consequences. Regret refers to that one will never commit the same mistakes after being aware of them.

Third, you should not have the disturbed heart when attending the puja. One of the Six Paramitas is vigorousness and that means being concentrated on the dharma. Later during the rituals, do not think about your pending personal businesses and being impatient by wondering how long the puja would last. For Guru, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, there is nothing more important than attending puja. If the one whom you have the appointment with could not wait for you, or cancel something due to your nonattendance, it is not because your presence in the puja but for the one has been insincere. You can take this chance to test if your partner is sincere to you. Cultivating Buddhism and attending pujas will not stop you from having a couple, nor make you lose your job or money. As these should be your own affairs. The reason why you ought to attend the entire course is that one could not perfectly complete a thing by half done. There were two people who asked someone to tell Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche that they would like to attend the puja but merely for 30 minutes, as they had a tight schedule so they had to deal with other affairs. Hearing that, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche told they needn’t to come, for if they were here in the puja venue, they would get up to leave after a while, by which would distract other attendees from the puja. If you can attentively attend the puja, the merits and conditions you gain today will be of much help for your future.

Forth, you ought to have the compassionate heart. Today there are still many beings that do not possess the merits and conditions to attend this puja. You ought to be sympathetic for them. When you are in the puja, no matter what you are coming for, you shall wish that, by this dharma chance, may all sentient beings have the opportunity to learn and cultivate Buddhist teachings and obtain liberation from the cycle of birth and death in the future.

Last, no arrogant heart should be harbored. If you come to the puja with a curious heart today, that is the arrogant heart you have. If you say that you are pushed to attend by your mother, husband, wife, or your friends, that is also the arrogant heart of you. Also, do not regard as the practitioner can do it, you can do it. After many preparations made does Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche dare to face twenty thousand people here. In the Esoteric Buddhist pujas there are often some attendees who motion and make hand gestures. However, all these behaviors are abnormal. Making hand gestures do not represent that one is learning tantric practices but just signals. And attendees ought to have the five kinds of hearts so as to benefit myriad sentient beings.

Originally in Tibet it takes one day long to conduct the Great Amitabha Puja for Transferring Consciounesses. But Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche knows that nowadays, in commercial society, everyone is very busy with many businesses to deal with even on Sunday. Therefore, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche takes the hardship and condenses the conduction time to half a day. It is not saying that some of the contents are skipped. Actually, it is through Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s strength of meditation and concentration, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche speeds up to lessen the time of conduction. You ought to be patient.

It is very uneasy to organize such a great puja. Without need for public advertisement, there are twenty-thousand attendees participating the Great Amitabha Puja for Transferring Consciounesses this time. It is really extremely rare. It is because Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche believes in “karmic connection.” Over eight-hundred years ago, Jigten Sumgon, the founder of Drikung Kagyu, had 180,000 ordained disciples. In Tibet, an area where the traffic is inconvenient and information system is undeveloped, those disciples came out on account of karmic connection. And today, for that you are able to attend this great puja, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche can be sure that you definitely ever recited Buddha Amitabha’s names and contacted Vajrayana in your past life. Otherwise, you would not have attended the Vajrayana puja. What we are talking about to cherish merits and conditions means that as one has the opportunity of listening to orthodox dharma, he ought to extend and continue the dharma conditions. I hope you would not hold the mindset of worship, as it would only waste your time.

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche took almost a year to prepare the annual great puja every year, involving a great amount of manpower, wealth, and logistics so as to repay the grace of the Buddhas, the sentient beings, and the guru. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche believes that your merits will increase after you attended such a large-scaled Vajrayana puja no matter what attitude you have got while attending the puja. Things will be changed for you. If an accident happens to you after the puja, do not think that you are unfortunate. What you have can actually be the reduced karmic retribution, for something even more serious might have happened to you.

When the practice is being performed, you shall be concentrated. If you have a prior commitment and have to leave the puja early, you will fail to be in concentration. If you keep thinking that you have an appointment at 10 or 11 am, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche wants you to leave now. Do not be embarrassed. Otherwise, if you leave early in the middle of the practice, your ancestors will be left behind, not knowing what to do. Animals that you ate will go after you. As you did not pay any money for this, you won’t lose anything if you leave. Nevertheless, you will suffer great losses, for you won’t have any other opportunity to attend a puja with 20,000 attendees in Taiwan, let alone the fact that no advertisement was employed. Besides, today’s puja is officiated by an unknown practitioner, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and attended by so many participants. It is truly a great fortune of Taiwan. Moreover, as you will be able to practice charities of wealth, Dharma, and fearlessness, you will receive virtuous help and positive changes will happen to you in your future lives. If you have made the decision to stay, do not leave early. Otherwise your ancestors might slap you in the face in the middle of the night. In the past, someone treated Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche a meal and came with a group of young women. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche saw the person’s grandmother standing beside him and slapped him, scolding him for taking so many people to a meal and wasting a lot of money.

Thereafter, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche began to perform the auspicious Amitabha puja for transferring consciousness and gave brief explanations for each rite being carried out. The practice began with the triple refuge, vows, and exorcism. Why was exorcism needed? As a great puja can benefit a lot be sentient beings, ghostly being s with hateful thoughts would be jealous and try to interfere. In order to avoid any obstacles and unnecessary interference during the practice, the practitioner would conduct exorcism with his loving kindness and compassion. Then, the eight offerings were presented and Buddha Amitabha came to the mandala at request, bestowing blessings with his Buddha light upon the venue. Afterwards, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche recited descriptions of the auspicious scenes in the Pure Land such as its water, palace, flowers, and grasses as well as the extraordinary images of Buddha Amitabha, Mahastamaprapta, and Avalokiteshvara. Usually, the recitations of these rites are conducted by lamas. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche chose to recite them personally so as to speed up the practice. As the rituals continued, praises of merits and virtues of Buddha Amitabha, imploration and offerings to the triad of Amitabha Buddha to request their arrival, eight offerings, and pancha were again presented.

According to the Dharma text, if one recites the sacred name of Buddha Amitabha all the time, he will not face untimely death, which means that he will not die in an accident and all the disasters will not happen to him. Besides, we should always praise Buddha Amitabha. When Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led the attendees in the recitations of the heart mantra of Buddha Amitabha, you should not close your eyes. If you recite mantras with closed eyes, you will feel drowsy and illusions will appear easily. As Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche led you in the recitations of the heart mantra of Buddha Amitabha, you should not think that it is you who is reciting. You should listen attentively to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s voice and follow Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche in recitation. Thereby, the merits and virtues you accumulate in the recitation of the heart mantra will be in the sea of merits and virtues of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and the guru. Therefore, your merits and virtues will be vast. However, if you think you are the one to conduct the recitation, your merits and virtues will be minimal.

After leading the attendees in 500 recitations of the mantra of Buddha Amitabha, the compassionate Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche agreed at imploration of the attendees to lead them in 100 extra recitations of the heart mantra of Amitabha.

Then, the four empowerments of body, speech, mind, and self-nature were bestowed. Usually, the disciples and believers would not be bestowed with the four empowerments. Only three would be given. Nevertheless, in order to perform today’s Amitabha puja for transferring consciousnesses, the practitioner needs to transform his physical body into a pure and clean Dharma body that is no different than the yidam’s. Then, the tea and rice offerings were conducted. The climate is cold in Tibet. Therefore, the attendees would be given food to eat during the puja. That is why the ritual of rice offering would be conducted. For today’s puja, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche ate some rice symbolically. Afterwards, eight young girls in Tibetan costumes went up to the mandala to sing an offering song. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche explained that these eight girls are called the eight offering girls in Exoteric Buddhism and representatives of the Dakinis in Vajrayana Buddhism. What they sang was an offering song from the Dakinis, which served as an offering to the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, the guru, and the Dharma protectors. The puja continued with a tsok offering. After food offerings were presented to the mandala, the throne of His Holinesses, and the officiating guru, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, the volunteers distributed the food offerings to all the attendees. According to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, it is stated in the Dharma text that it is a great virtuous cause and connection for one to have the opportunity to enjoy food together with the Buddhas and Bodhisattva. Thereby, one’s cause and effect of his future attainment of Buddhahood would be generated. Therefore, when the attendees got the food offerings, they could eat some. Do not eat up all the offerings. Leave some for other people.

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche pointed to a CD-ROM on the table and enlightened the participants that the list of today’s puja attendees and their lists of beings for liberation were projected on the screens for everyone to see. And the lists of beings for liberation were recorded scientifically in the CD-ROM. A CD-ROM could contain a lot of names. This was the method used by Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center and also conformed to what described in Buddhist scriptures, “There is still a world of numerous motes of dust in the world of a mote of dust.” To be effective, it is not necessarily the case just to write the names on a yellow paper and post the paper. Then, the puja proceeded to the most important ritual of transferring consciousnesses. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche asked all participants to stand up and those who were in the restrooms to come back to their seats immediately. On behalf of all participants and their ancestors, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s assistant continued to prostrate reverently before Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, and the guru and recited the verses, “For those terrified beings residing in the Bardo, under the gaze of Yama, those tormented by suffering and vexation, restlessly pacing back and forth in utter misery, we implore all the compassionate Beings to come to the rescue.” After sentient beings passed away and before they have reincarnated, that is, the so-called “Bardo” state, they were in a bleak situation and under extreme fear. All participants prayed to take refuge under Buddhas and Bodhisattvas and implored that the great compassion of Buddhas and Bodhisattvas could save and liberate these suffering beings. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche further asked all attendees, on behalf of the deceased ancestors and relatives, to reverently bow before Buddhas and Bodhisattvas three times. With the immensely powerful compassion, his own infinite merits, and the huge energy from the achievements of practicing Tantra, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche transferred the consciousnesses of all deceased sentient beings all attendees wanted to help today to Amitabha Buddha’s Pure Land.

In the end, we have to burn the lists of beings for liberation. We should not imitate the popular belief that asking the deceased person to flee quickly during cremation. The deceased person has been liberated. The procedure of burning the lists in the end is to cut off the deceased beings worries and habits from past generations of lives such that they can practice Buddha dharma diligently in the Pure Land at ease.

After the perfect conduction of the dharma of transferring consciousnesses, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche continued to enlighten attendees that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche had always advised the participants to be a vegetarian in every year’s great puja. Now even Western countries have begun to advocate a vegetarian diet. However, that was health-oriented. There is a Christian hospital in Taipei that has the regulation of having vegetarian diets for all of its employees, doctors, nurses, and even patients. This is because from clinical experience the doctors found that vegetarian patients would recover better. Buddhist scriptures have stated that eating meat will eliminate your seed of compassion. How could you cultivate a compassionate mind when you still eat sentient beings’ meat? Compassion is the foundation of Buddha dharma. Without compassion, your practices of reciting mantras, reciting sutras, or prostrating before Buddha will not be effective at all. All of you hoped Buddhas and Bodhisattvas to bless and protect you, but you still persist in eating meat. Can this behavior be justified?

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has helped you and you still continue to eat sentient beings’ meat. It would be useless for you to attend the puja under such a vicious cycle. In fact, some strange or incurable diseases modern people have gotten are caused by killing sentient beings. Do not think that it is ok just to eat a little meat and it is ok to become a vegetarian later. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also said to a photographer of the puja on the spot that if he still would not become a vegetarian, he could not take picture of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche any more in the future. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who guided the attendees earnestly and tirelessly and reminded the attendees repeatedly simply hoped that all attendees could break off from doing evil deeds to avoid from bad effects.

Buddhist scriptures have stated that even if someone had recited Amitabha Buddha’s name and vowed to be reborn in the Pure Land during his lifetime, but if his karma was not cleaned, though even other person, at the time of his death, advised him to keep the correct thought of vowing to be reborn in the Pure Land, as long as there was a person who ate meat or five spices coming to visit him, all of his right views would disappear. This showed us that eating meat is harmful and has no benefit for us.

Before learning Buddhism, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was good at eating seafood. Only when Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche began his Buddhist study did Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche realize the horrifying law of cause and effect and its definite occurrence. For the sakes of your own health, family, and country, do not kill any more lives. The reason why we would have such extreme weather conditions lies in that people are eating meat. As a practitioner has been helping everyone during his lifetime, you should help yourself too. The disciples of the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center exerted their wealth and efforts for you to attend the puja. It appears that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is the one to perform the practice. However, without your attendance, there would not have been cause and condition to benefit many sentient beings. Therefore, you have accumulated great merits and virtues.

Although only twenty thousand people came today, the number of sentient beings each of you brought in was really immeasurable. Even if each of you only brought in one thousand beings, there would be twenty million beings waiting to be liberated. Therefore, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche did not sleep last night because there were sentient beings standing in queue waiting to be liberated. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has conducted such an auspicious dharma today; in the next three days, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche will be very toilsome himself. Today you have done a great virtuous deed; you should continue to extend and nurture this virtue.

Do not think the bad effects caused by eating meat are the punishments from Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, or the guru; the bad effects are from the sentient beings eaten by you. A disciple of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche said she had broken her hand while she was a child. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened her that she had previously caught shrimps and crabs and broken the claws of the crabs, so a similar retribution just happened to her hand. In Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, there are many stories of cause and effect like this; you will be afraid once you have heard them. Do not think you will not have girlfriends or boyfriends because of having a vegetarian diet. Those fair-weather friends who eat meat are not that good. Women who are vegetarians will become beautiful and men who are vegetarians will have a better health.

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is already more than sixty years old. However, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche did not get up to go to bathroom since ascending the Dharma seat from half past eight in the morning to one o’clock in the afternoon. On the contrary, many attendees, mostly young people, walked back and forth for going to the bathroom. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s physical condition is better than that of these young people. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s good health is because of being a vegetarian on one hand and practicing Tantra on the other hand. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also advised young people on the spot not to eat ice again, so their bodies would not like this which could not hold urine.

At the end of the puja, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche announced that he would descend the Dharma seat and circle around the arena to personally sprinkle nectar over the participants. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also indicated that doing this could cleanse everyone’s karma in the body, speech, and mind, improve everyone’s health, and accumulate everyone’s virtues so that all attendees could practice Buddhism earlier in the future, attain Bodhicitta, and liberate from the cyclic existence. During the process of sprinkling nectar, the attendees did not need to leave their seats and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche will personally ride an electric car circling around the arena to sprinkle the auspicious nectar over the attendees. At the same time, all participants would follow the leading Buddhist nun to recite the dedication prayer.

Immediately, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche walked down the Mandala and circled around each block of seats one by one, leading by eight offering girls and the entourage, to sprinkle nectar over the attendees. Regardless of his own problem of scoliosis and cervical dislocation, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche stood on the car from the beginning to the end and continuously sprinkled the pure and clean nectar over the participants with an auspicious hand-held grass bundle, sparing no effort. The nectar fell on the the attendees’ bodies one stream after another. Many people raised both of their hands to receive the nectar joyfully. There were still many believers who kneeled on the sides and put their palms together to thank Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s auspicious blessings. There were still believers who followed Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s car and hoped to receive this rare and precious nectar blessings. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche tirelessly circled the seat area one after another. From the big projection screen, all attendees could see the images of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche sprinkling nectar personally in each block of seats. Deeply moved by this image, most attendees stood up and reverently waited for the coming of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Applause and cheers filled the air; the attendees were filled with gratitude and joy. When seeing Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s continuous spraying movements, all of the attendees could not help but feel moved. Many people could not help but cry.

Originally the planning route was only for the broader way in the stadium, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche would be leaving after go round the stadium for water purification after that. The dharma clothes wearing on Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has been soaked, his slim body was widely moving by waving hand to splash the nectar water and the physical strength was consumed rapidly. However seeing on some of other block areas, there were still lots of attendees raising their hands beseeched for purification of splashing. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche instructed the fleet of the electric vehicles went on going around more passageways in order to let more people have the splash of the nectar water, completely disregarded himself to satisfy the believers requirement, like going back and forth in the boundless suffering ocean of reincarnation to salvage countless sentient beings. The splashing of the nectar water purified the venue of Taipei World Trade Center Nangang Exhibition Hall, where has been turning to a pure land at once. The minds of sentient beings urgently longs for blessings and being salvaged, the great compassion of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche which is no difference with Buddha has been revealed in all.

Seeing that their Guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is leaving the Dharma seat and performing water purification for all attendees, all the disciples of Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center respectfully stood up reverently. When seeing the Most Venerable Guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for the sake of the sentient beings needs disregarded his aged body, the dislocation of his cervical spine, his S-shaped Scoliosis, the joint of his right shoulder having no synovial cavity (articulating bones contact each other directly), and the aching problem of the joints of his Elbow and hand bowl and so on to throw the nectar in excess. Particylarly, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was not able to squat stances on the narrow vehicle to support the body for large sway movements. Whenever sprinkling heavy auspicious grass bundle, fully loaded with nectar, Rinchen Dorjee Dorjee suffered huge load on his arms and serious physical pain due to the big vibration if recoiling and swaying. Generally one would not be able to raise his hand after waving his hands for 5 minutes. But seeing so many long-awaiting people with their waving hands, the compassionate Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche commanded the disciple driver to drive through more seating areas, sprinkling more nectar with merciful smile. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gracefully interacted with all participants as if his physical pain and fatigue did not exist at all. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche let all participants witness that there are only the sentient beings in the mind of a compassionate practitioner, and all his physical pain would not affect his such a conpassionate mind. The tears of all disciples had been rolling down their cheeks for their laborious guru. It is because that their guru can give up his life for the sake of sentient beings. In order to benefit sentient beings, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has already been regardless himself. As long as sentient beings need the Dharma, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche does not care about his workload to help them. Such the great motions waving his hand consecutively for more than 40 minutes are the burden for a strong young man, not to mention that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has been 63 years old. If there was no great compassion and Bodhicitta, he would not be heedless of his personal life to bestow his merits to those people who do not meet before?

After finish the water purification, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche came back to the mandala, and exhausted. He needed two attendants to support him in order to stand up. These two attendants who are the disciples of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche used their shoulders for the support of him could not help to cry out. Although Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche had been exhausted, he tried his best to make enlightenment for the attendees: Everybody all wished to have the blessings bestowed by Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, even if some of you felt that you did not gain the water purification, actually all of you already had it. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche just performed the water purification, seeing lots of people have illness. Saying to this, being a disciple of Buddha, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche choked with sobs and couldn’t help sheds tears. The attendees impressed the compassion of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche; they sincerely drew the enthusiastic applause to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also enlightened the attendees that it will help you to have a good health for the water purification today. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche wished all of you can listen to his advice not to eat meat anymore. Otherwise it is not enough to help you even if there were ten times of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche exhausted. If you can listen to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas not to kill sentient beings anymore, and learning Buddhism and practice the Ten Good Deeds, and doing the good deeds, Buddhas and Bodhisattvas will appreciate you.

Later on, preceded by instruments, banners, and eight young female disciples to make offerings, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche took the electric car leaving the venue. All 20,000 of the attendees were standing, clapping their hands continually to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. The Attendees shouting thanks to Rinpoche for grateful of salvage the sentient beings and bestowing the blessings.

Updated on October 19, 2010