Countless Skies of Thanks

Countless Skies of Thanks

Date of Advice:
January 2014
Date Posted:
September 2016

This letter was sent to a very kind benefactor who had helped a number of FPMT centers.

My very dearest one,
Great, great benefactor for the teachings of the Buddha and sentient beings, so they can be free from the oceans of samsaric suffering of the six realms and free from the root of samsara—the grasping at an inherently existent I, which has never existed since the beginning of time. Particularly for FPMT to be able to serve the teachings of the Buddha and sentient beings; and particularly Lama Tsongkhapa’s teachings, which are the stainless teachings.  Also you are serving His Holiness the Dalai Lama and of course Khadro-la and Geshe-la, and of course, little me, the small mouse!

There are no words or way to thank you. Countless skies of thanks!

Regarding the center that you are helping—it has been a big problem that they did not have their own place. It can be so helpful and we should use the new center in different ways, for example, doing social work in the community. It’s very important to help others not only with Dharma. There are things we can do right now, especially to pacify the physical and mental problems of others. People will come to Dharma through the other methods and then they can be happy with the teachings of the Buddha. People have so many problems, physical and mental.

Also thank you for helping the retreat place. I have to say again how really helpful this is, unbelievable! There is so much benefit to sentient beings. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow! So that people can actualize the path to be free from the oceans of sufferings and achieve the state of sang-gye, thus achieving completion of all the realizations. Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing! Thank you. Skies full of thanks, again and again.

And now you are also helping the monastery, so now their wishes get fulfilled. You are more than a wish-fulfilling jewel. You are helping others to practice and achieve the three higher trainings and ultimate happiness. Your help is supporting them to generate the three principal aspects of the path. Wow, wow, wow, wow, wow, wow!

I am so happy that you have manifested such kindness. That is another way to help many sentient beings and bring them to full enlightenment, the state of sang-gye.

It is mentioned by Sakya Pandita that even though the beams of the sun are extremely hot, without a magnifying glass, nothing will catch fire. Like that, even with the blessings of the buddhas who are numberless, without the guru we cannot receive those blessings. Therefore, by pleasing the guru it pleases all the numberless buddhas. This is a quick way to achieve enlightenment—the total elimination of all the obscurations and accumulation of all the qualities. Amazing, amazing, amazing.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart with my two hands together in mudra at my heart.

Also Sakya Pandita mentioned,

The merits from a thousand eons of practicing the paramita of charity of one’s limbs—even the merits received from giving away one’s limbs countless times—all that merit which took one thousand eons to collect, is collected in one second by the path of the guru.

That means when you fulfill the guru’s wishes, all the merit is collected in one second. That means it is the quickest way to achieve enlightenment.

From the tantric text Drop of Mahamudra:

When wood is burned by a fire, it becomes ashes in one second. Like that, by pleasing the guru, the negative karma is burnt in one second.

So, heavy negative karmas like abandonment of the holy Dharma, destroying all the holy objects, the five heinous crimes, and so forth. Even the heaviest negative karma with the guru gets purified in such a short time. So many eons of negative karma get purified.

Thank you so much. I don’t want you to get tired by reading my long letter. Thank you.

With big love and prayers...