009: The Wheel Bearing Is Stuck!

I prostrate myself before the venerable Guru, the His Eminence Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche.

Ever since I sought refuge under the venerable Vajra Guru— Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, I have seen the benevolent Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche come to the rescue of the multitude of suffering sentient beings. However unbelievable the problem is, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche naturally solves it with ease, demonstrating the sublimity of Buddha Dharma that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has enlightened disciples.

As usual, I awaited reverently to greet Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche at the driveway leading to the car park. Before Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche stepped into the elevator, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche took a glance at me and subsequently asked me if I owned a truck. In fact I do earn my living by driving a truck however, with hundreds of disciples, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche could not know what each of us does for a living. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche then told me that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche saw a malfunctioning part which would cause danger, but Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche didn’t know the exact name of it. However, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave a detailed description of the position and the shape of the part and additionally, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche told me that it was located inside the wheel and needed immediate attention. The next day, I took my truck to the auto repair & service station and asked the auto mechanic to examine it, but the mechanic thought the wheel worked just fine and didn’t need to be disassembled or repaired. However, since it was Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche himself who had said the wheel axle was out of order, I insisted that the mechanic take it apart for a closer look. As it turns out, after being disassembled, it was just as Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche had said. One of the two wheel bearings was stuck and the other in critical condition. Had I not found the problem and had it repaired, it would definitely had resulted in excess grinding on the wheel axle and leading to it breaking. If this would have happened on the road, it would have given rise to a car accident for sure and even cause the vehicle to flip over. Should it have occurred on the highway, it would have brought about an unimaginable catastrophe. Under such circumstances, not only I myself would be injured, since I am the only breadwinner in the house, the desperate plight of my family could be imagined, not to mention the terrifying possibility of what could happen to other people. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s advice not only saved me, but saved my family as well.

The malfunctioning part was located inside the wheel axle and without taking it apart it would have been impossible to see whether or not it was broken. However, although my truck was parked hundreds of kilometers away in Taichung at that time, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche was actually able to see the interior of the wheel! Subsequently, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche enlightened how a thought had come to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s mind when Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche walked past me and then saw my problem. Although it was only a tiny wheel bearing, but I was profoundly moved. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche cares for every single disciple of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s and in addition to bestowing upon us Buddhist teachings, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche constantly takes care of the problems of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s disciples. That Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche constantly sacrifices Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s time and energy for our welfare brings a feeling of guilt to my heart.

Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche earnestly advises us to be respectful and obedient, as well as to follow and practice the Dharma teachings. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche teaches us not merely the Buddha Dharma, but also ways of personal conduct and demeanor. Like a father, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche looks after all of us with benevolent eyes. This not only reveals Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s extraordinary powers, but also shows us that the Buddha Dharma goes beyond boundaries. With merciful and compassionate Bodhichitta, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche makes nothing of hardship and never cares about personal gain, just in order to propagate the auspicious Buddhist teachings and benefit all the sentient beings that possess conditions. So long as a sentient being possesses the causes and conditions, and the heart of reverence, he will be able to receive Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s miraculous help and blessings.

By Wu Zongming, a disciple of the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center

Updated on February 7, 2009