All-Night Tara Praises for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

All-Night Tara Praises for His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Date of Advice:
January 2018
Date Posted:
August 2019

Rinpoche sent this letter to a center director and geshe, thanking them for arranging an all-night recitation of Praises to the Twenty-one Taras dedicated to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

My most dear, most kind and precious wish-fulfilling ones,
A billion, zillion thanks to everyone who participated and to all those who suggested this. It is explained in the sutra teachings that whatever prayer is done, the result will happen.

His Holiness is the sole refuge of all sentient beings. He is the originator of all our past and present happiness and the liberator from all our past suffering that has no beginning. By leading us to recite manis he liberates us from samsara, even though we don’t know that is the effect, and he brings us to total liberation, buddhahood, total cessation.

Without His Holiness the Dalai Lama it is like complete darkness for the sentient beings, so what you all did is most needed and most worthwhile.

I don’t have to tell you more about the need of FPMT, the Dharma organization. It is a great vehicle, a Mahayana organization benefiting sentient beings, freeing them from samsara and bringing them to enlightenment. So your prayers are very much needed.

I am Mickey Mouse, sorry, I’m not much benefit to sentient beings. If I can make some jokes with some people and make them laugh, maybe that’s all I can do.

You can see how much your prayers are needed in the world. I am very happy you all made prayers for His Holiness and the world. Praying for the world is praying for everybody.  

With love and prayer ...