068: Gratefulness Towards The Guru

In October 2006, my father felt very uncomfortable because of the flu and acute prostrate enlargement. Therefore I accompanied him to the hospital for an examination and the doctor suggested surgical treatment. Additionally, a blood test suggested that father had also aquired diabetes. This was something that my father was not able to accept because a previous test taken in September hadn’t showed any symptoms of diabetes. Since it would also required us to pay highly for special medical care at our own expense, we at once decided to get medical assistance from another hospital.

It was already past five.in the afternoon when we rushed to the hospital. The doctor was willing to make some room in his list of patients to see my father. When we told the doctor that my father also had diabetes, the doctor said the problem of diabetes would need to be resolved first before proceeding on to any prostrate cancer related examinations. It was nearly seven at that time and my husband reminded me that I could take my father to the emergency room first and get some medication prescribed to help with his symptoms. However after getting a blood test in the emergency room, it was unexpectedly discovered that my father’s blood was infected with bacteria and required further tests to determine the cause.

After X-ray, it was confirmed that the flu had turned into pneumonia and required immediate hospitalization. At that time because my father-in-law had passed away, I had been attending pujas since September and I thought that I must implore the most compassionate Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to save my father and reduce his pain.

The next day I went to the Glorious Jewel Jewelry Company to see Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. Very compassionately, Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche recited the mantra to bless father and enlightened us to the fact that my father was infected with an unknown poison from eating crab. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche advised that my father should not eat sea food anymore. This time my father’s life was not in danger but some suffering was unavoidable. Later things happened according to what Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche had said. During his stay in the hospital, my father suffered from shock several times due to an over injection of insulin. Also whenever the nurse needed to change the catheter or take blood, they always needed to try over and over many times before successfully completing their task. My father said that he had never suffered from such a painful hospitalization experience. He was very grateful for Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s blessings so that he now could have the opportunity to repay some karmic debt. Soon after he was discharged from the hospital, he went to see Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and thanked Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for his blessings. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche even gave father a Vajra knot for him to wear around the neck for protection. After this there were many times that my aged father had almost fallen down but miraculously did not. My father always said that it was because of the help from Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche that he was able to head off disaster.

During April,of this year, my father always thought that my family memebers were either ill or were always running into obstacles with their work, So he then asked Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for enlightment. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche compassionately asked father to attend a puja. After attending the puja, my father felt deeply that Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche has the heart of not only the great mercy and compassion but also sacrificing himself to liberate all sentient beings. He was very touched and often shared his revelation with relatives and friends.

In July, my uncle was about to die of an illness. Therefore my cousins went to ask Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to help their father as well. Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche instructed my cousins to attend the pujas to accumulate virtues for my uncle and to help reduce his pain. Both my cousins obeyed of the instructions of Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche to attend the pujas, thereafter my uncle’s situation improved from needing to be feed through a tube to being able to remove the tube and be discharged from the hospital. In the end my uncle was able to pass away peacefully at home. After this both my cousins sought refugee in November. Once again I want to thank Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for what he has done.

In October, my father’s right knee required a prosthetic replacement. Before the operation, I, this unaccomplished disciple, boldly went to beg Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche’s blessings for my father and Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche still compassionately recited the mantra to bless my father. This time father did not suffer pain like last time. My father’s wounds from surgery healed very rapidly. His leg did not swell, like after his hip replacement surgery where they had swollen to the point he couldn’t wear shoes. Even the doctor said it was unbelievable; a patient who had had the operation earlier than my father, after all this time still required pain killers and blood transfers, but not my father who was an eighty year old diabetes patient? All this was able to happen due to the help provided by Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche.

In November 2006, my husband, my mother-in-law, my elder aunt and myself all sought refuge under guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche. My two children each sought refuge in 2007 and 2008. Since then with the compassionate blessings from the guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, all my family members have been able to live safely. I am grateful to guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche for what he has done. Without guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, we would live without a sense of direction and always just drift with the tide as if sailing on the sea in the dark night. I am grateful to the relentless teachings of guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche and yet as a disciple there are times I fail to supervise my own heart. Since I have had the conditions in this life to seek refuge under guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche, I must strive to correct my conduct so that I will not fail the teachings learned from guru Rinchen Dorjee Rinpoche.

Disciple of the Glorious Jewel Buddhist Center: Lung, Lu Lan.

Updated on May 23, 2009