Our Chinese New Year
up to the CAS's proud tradition of "divided-emanations
The first party found themselves in the furthest-flung
region of Kelantan, the sole Malaysian state with the Islamic
Sya'riah Law in force, just a shaky bridge linked to the now
tumultuous southern tip of
These unsuspecting creatures were ferried a few hundred times around holy objects of sutras, buddha statues, in trembling limbs (no thanks to gravity and their sheer mass), before their final dropping off into the roaring waters. You see, the only avenue of merit-making for animals are through their "Bodies" as they can neither utter one mantra ( "Speech" ) nor be taught to generate Bodhicitta ( "Minds" ) by other sentient beings such as ourselves !!
Next on the agenda, robes, toothpastes, shavers, sandals,
canned food, rice and such offerings, fit-for-good-
With deep gratitude, we booked the right eye of the to-be-constructed
tallest Buddha Amitabha statue in
The second school of beings @ CAS heaved the eminent Singapore physician of the 100th Ganden Trisur up north to Ipoh in our old, panting Seven-Sitter, suffering a few brake-downs along the way, to attend to one of the most respected, saintly and senior Sangha in Malaysia. They returned, safe, in one piece, and subsequently acquired a brand-new Nissan.
At Dharamsala, our intimate and effective satellite,
in the form of a fully-ordained monk, awesomely lucky to be
entrusted with recording of every single of His Holiness the
Dalai Lama's major discourses for more than 3 decades, skillfully
arranged a great offering to the Earthly-Embodiment-
Over in the huge refugee camps in the sweltering southern Indian states of Karnataka, Drepung Loseling Monastery, one of Tibet's greatest monasteries and Seat of the early Dalai Lamas, accumulations of the great mantra of Holy, Noble Tara ( "Om Tare Tuttare Ture Soha !!" ) has been scheduled for immediate activation, on this first day of the Chinese New Year, the same day also of the Tibetan New Year, with over 2,500 monks, completely dedicated to the protection and blessing of the world and its myriad living things and definitely, for the long-life and holy activities of all authentic spiritual masters, in particular, the Dalai Lama, the very heart of Tibet.
It will be wicked to leave out one solitary being of
CAS, now ordained, serving close to Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche,
the fully-accomplished master, in
The last clique of beings were simultaneously, then, in full-time retreat in their HDB flats in cozy Singapore, keeping their best, the holy 8 Precepts, stomach churning more than a bit, poring over the holy scriptures, in deep "samadhi", visualizing infinite blissful rays of every love and compassion into planet earth and beyond !!
A Chinese New Year, in celebration, joy and glory of the holy Dharma !!
bb & all delightful beings @ CAS of Thousand-Arm Chenrezig
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