235: The Perfect Guru is Difficult to Meet

We came up with the idea of getting the 2nd child when our daughter was getting growing up and demanded a younger brother. At the stage of pregnancy, my wife bled frequently. At the beginning, we thought it was a sign of miscarriage. The followed supersonic medical examination concluded that it was an ectopic pregnancy. During those 2 months, we were very worried about the baby. My wife’s work was not going well either, in addition to the bleeding. All of these affairs made us very exhausted.

The doctor scheduled an abortion surgery on Dec 4 2004. However, we were worried about the safety of my wife during her surgery because she has the medical history of allergic to anaesthetic. I recalled the story of healing Feng’s son’s serious pemphigus disease by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. When I heard this story, I was impressed by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s merits and virtues, and was looking forwards to meeting the venerable Guru. However, this impression faded from time to time until we were in this predicament.

We besought for the success of surgery from Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, however, asked us if we believe in cause and effect and if we know that abortion is one kind of killing.” At that moment, I was astounded and felt deeply ashmed that I had studied Buddism for more than 10 years but still had no idea about the true meaning of not-killing, which is the first rule of 5 precepts for lay people. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave us more advices such as not to eat meat anymore, being penitent, believing is the mother of merits, … etc. He also told us that many babies of his disciples had serious disease such as hydrocephalus, Down Syndrom, or ectopic pregnancy in the fetus. Eventually all of the babies were born very well because of their parents’ firm belief to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. The faith of my wife and mine were suddenly arising.

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also advised us not to hurry in making the decision of taking the surgery. We could meet Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche one more time on the next day if we did believe in Buddhas and Bodhisattvas as well as Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. In fact, at that night after the first meeting, we already made up our mind to follow Rinppche’s teaching. My wife repented and decided to keep and take care of this child in spite of his possible defect such as being blind or lame. We knew it’s our destiny and we should take whatever happened to this child. The principle doctor, however, did not agree with our decision regarding the cancellation of the scheduled surgery. He tried to dissuade us from being superstition, but we still insisted on our decision.

On the next day, by time right before going to meet Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche again, my wife felt acute pain at her belly and then fainted. As being a nursing staff, she knew that the 3.5 cm long fetus might blow at any time, and she was at the risk of heavy bleeding which might endanger her life. We did not make the emergency call, however, because we firmly believed in Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. When we met Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche again, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche told my wife that she will not die. My wife was rather surprised how Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche could know her thinking of death. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche then offered his blessings to my wife, and told us that we could attend the Chod Puja on the next day. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also instructed disciples to arrange soft mat and place for backrest for my wife in the teaching. Moreover, I beg Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for transferring the consciousness of my past-away mother, and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also promises right away. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche said that my mother was always at our nearby and could not help worrying the wedding of my younger brother and younger sister. (My mother indeed worried about the wedding of younger brother and younger sister when she was alive.) We then understood that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, with utmost compassion and wisdom, know all matters correctly.

On Dec 3, the day of the Chod Puja, the rain poured down heavily and the wind was blowing hard due to the approaching of typhoon. Although the weather was awful, we went to the Bodhimandala with great repent and firm belief in Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche as decided. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche mercifully concerned if my wife sit comfortably. When the teaching ended, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche called me to the altar and gave me two ambrosial pellets, and instructed me to feed my one pellet after got home, and feed here the other on the next morning. At that time I did not know Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s intention. In the morning of next day, my wife had a great bleeding. My wife then confirmed that it’s the nature miscarriage by the found fetus corpse in the pool of gore. From the point of view of the medical science, it is impossible to have a natural miscarriage for the case of the ectopic pregnancy. But it was solved by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s conduction and blessings. This is beyond imagination! We met Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche again afterwards, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche told us that the child’s consciousness had been transferred to the Pure Land, and that of my mother was also transferred to the Good Paths. The ambrosial pellets were to protect my wife’s body. Not until then I suddenly realized Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s intention of giving us ambrosial pellets. We are deeply grateful for every thing that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche granted us.

The effects that we were subjected to for our serious causes was light, and the occurrence was peaceful. All of these are because Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s power of theopneusty and the offering of his blessings. Otherwise our future would be absolutely dark and gloomy. We are grateful that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gives us the chance of families’ rebirth.

I heartly praise and am grateful to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. I had been studying the Buddhism for more than tne years but I had not met the perfect Guru even though I visited many major temples. It is so auspicious to me to meet Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who lights up my way home.

I heartly praise Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who dispels my doubts of ten years by just one saying, teaches the Buddhism doctrine perfectly as if empowering in gladness of clarified butter alike, and gives so true sayings that break the obscurity inside my mind.

I heartly praise Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who conducts the Chod Puja to benefit the sentient beings from the six realms with merits and virtues so that the sentient beings solve the effects, and take the lighter punishment than it was supposed to be.

I heartly praise Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who teaches the Buddhist “believe, vow, act”. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche also shows the firm confidence to face the obscurity, and to eliminate all difficulties in learning Buddhism with Drolma’s help.

I heartly praise Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who contributes to all needs among the lineage. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche takes the precepts steadily, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is tolerant with great courage, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche is diligent as Buddha, and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche meditates with great wisdom.

I heartly praise Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche who helps sentient beings with great wisdom, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gives advises with suitable adaptation, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche vows invulnerably as rock, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche commits to Bodhisattva way, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche lights up the ten directions with great wisdom lamp, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche benefits sentient beings with Ten Paramita in Ten Stages.

How vast Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s merits and virtues are? All sentient beings from six realms would pray for Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s father-like blessings.

What the state Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has achieved? His Holiness and mahasiddhas appraise him.

Is Rinchen Dorjee RInpoche’s merits and virtues auspicious? The Drolma, the Eight Divisions of Gods and Dragons, Buddha and bodhisattvas of Three Periods of Time in Ten Directions praise Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and offer the blessings to him.

Chen Bao-Xin, Liao Yue-Ling, Chen Yu-An, disciples of GLorious Jewel Buddhist Center

Updated on February 2, 2009