059: Grateful for Guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s Merciful Blessings

I am deeply grateful to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for his merciful blessings, that helped the family of my parents pass the period of 2008 Chinese New Year in peace.

I recall how 3 years ago my father began to suffer from insomnia, to the point that he was on the verge of depression and even senile dementia. When I realized the extent of the situation, I brought my father to the Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company to see Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche gave my father his blessing and told him that his brain had suffered injury in the past and he should begin to eat lighter foods. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s words reminded me that, yes, my father had suffered injury in a car accident over 20 years ago. My father was then given permission by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to attend puja with me. With his continual attendance at puja, my father began to get better and soon was strong enough to travel overseas with a group. He also joined a senior activity group and with the members of that group, traveled to many places and ate whatever was his fancy. I began to worry that my father’s good merits would soon be used up.

In fall of 2007, my father had a re-occurrence of his earlier symptoms. Three days before the Chinese New Year, my father had a stroke and contracted pneumonia; he was quickly admitted to the stoke intensive care unit. Hearing the news, I first rushed to the Glorious Jewel Jewellery Company to pray before the dharma photo of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Around midnight, a friend sent me a text message informing me she had deposited some money she owned me in my account. Three years ago, my friend’s father was close to death and I brought her to see Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. I must thank Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for giving us a chance to initiate a good condition in our interactions with sentient beings.

I withdrew some money as an offering to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and asked Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to lighten my father’s pain. Around that time. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche had been refusing the offerings of several dharma brothers, so I was worried as to whether or not he would accept mine. Fortunately, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche agreed to bless my father. Originally the doctors were considering operating on my father and putting in a respiratory tube, but thanks to Rinchen Dorjee Riposte’s blessings, my father was able to avoid those painful procedures and was instead transferred to a physical therapy unit where he swiftly recovered. When I saw the friends and family of stroke victims leave the stroke intensive care unit in tears, I felt so fortunate that our family had access to Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s help; no longer did we have to worry, and our hearts were filled with confidence and peace. I’m deeply grateful to Guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, and I share this story so we all remember to cherish this living Buddha beside us.

Disciple of the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center, Hong Shu-Jhen

Updated on November 25, 2009