His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s Puja Teachings – May 23, 2021

His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche presided over the auspicious Chod Puja, and bestowed precious Dharma teachings at the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center in Taipei.

Rinpoche then started to perform the Dharma to liberate the suffering deceased. While in a meditative state of Mahamudra, he performed the auspicious Chod. With ultimate bodhicitta, Rinpoche visualized making offerings of all his flesh, blood and bones, without reservation, to Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, and as charity given to all sentient beings in the Six Realms. The guru also chanted the Great Six-Syllable Mantra for a long time, and his compassionate Dharma voice resonated throughout the ten directions of the Dharma Realm.

Upon its perfect completion, Rinpoche bestowed teachings.

“Many people once asked me, ‘When will Covid-19 disappear?’ I replied that as long as humans on Earth still take life by eating meat, this virus will not completely disappear. Although in about June or July, the pandemic will start to become less serious, nobody would ever think that all of a sudden, there would be such a serious pandemic in Taiwan. This is because people still indulge themselves in living their lives and still engage in killing. They also let themselves go lax in life, and this leads to consuming their own good fortune. It can be said that we were born in this era which means that we already lack of good fortune. This does not mean that we should not have entertainment. However, we need to stop before going too far. Do not slack off too much.

Although after the pandemic outbreak last year, chanting of the Parnashavari mantra for twenty-four hours was performed at the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, at that time, some of the disciples attended the puja, whereas the rest did not. Some would say, ‘It would be sufficient to have the Parnashavari’s puja be performed once, isn’t it?’ There is no such easy thing. There are nearly 7 billion people on earth. How is it possible to turn all karmas of sentient beings from evil to good by chanting the mantras for only twenty-four hours? If things could work out like this, then why has Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara kept teaching sentient beings to recite the sacred name of Bodhisattva Avalokiteshvara, and chant the Great Six-Syllable Mantra. It is because sentient beings commit evils all the time; therefore, their negative karmas continuously appear. As such, Bodhisattva Ksitigarbha then said: ‘I vow not to attain Buddhahood unless and until all the Hells are empty.’

Some people, who are not my disciples but believers, after getting infected with Covid-19, their conditions were alleviated and even fully recovered upon listening to the recording of the Parnashavari mantra I chanted on Feb. 9th last year.

Nowadays, we all have mobile phones. However, most of the music of your incoming mobile calls are songs of singing love. People feel nothing after listening to these kinds of songs, either. Starting from now, the music of all of my disciples’ incoming mobile calls must be changed to the audio recording of the Parnashavari mantra I chanted on that day, so there will be chances for the Parnashavari mantra to be heard by the disciples’ relatives or friends when they call. Do not say that if your clients call, it would be embarrassing to let them hear the music of the mantra. Also, do not say that you are dating someone, and what would your date say to you if it is being heard. I will give you one week to set this up. Since you are to practice on the Bodhisattva Path, if you are still unable to do this, you are not qualified to be my disciples. Now I am starting to eliminate disciples. Since last time we chanted the Parnashavari mantra, one of my disciples, living in China, has replaced the music of his incoming mobile calls with the recording of the mantra I chanted. Although this disciple does not listen to me, he respects this yidam (Parnashavari) and me. None of you have. You only care about living a comfortable life. Will you be well when sentient beings are still suffering? No, you won’t. You will be dragged into and get involved in these things.

One of my disciples is not allowed to attend pujas because he does not listen. His colleague’s father tested positive with the Covid-19, therefore, this disciple and his own parents need to be quarantined for fourteen days. From this small part of such a matter, we can see that things are connected in some ways. Don’t think that you can be out of events by just chanting some mantras every day. If you don’t help sentient beings solve their problems, you will be dragged into and get involved in these things.

Since World War Two, people have enjoyed peace for too long although there are still some local wars and disasters. However, over the decades, sentient beings kept taking life and committing evil, as there are no signs of wars now, how would this karma mature? It will, therefore, mature in other ways. This pandemic cannot possibly eliminate humans all at once, but it would at least cause people’s life inconvenience, feeling fears and being unable to do many things.”

Epilogue:

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to expand, our country has entered level three restrictions nationwide. His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, never forsaking any sentient beings, still persists to hold pujas. However, he instructed the Center’s Board of Directors to strictly follow the regulations set by the government, with no more than five people gathering indoors and keeping a safe social distance. Through the video conference, sentient beings can continuously receive blessings of the Dharma, staying far away from their unease and suffering.

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