A request to those whose continuum possesses the wealth of pure superior intent to benefit others and who have the fortune of courage for extensive generosity:
At the time when the Tibetan King Trisong Detsen built the monastery of Samye in Tibet, there were different incidents. For example, it often happened that what had been built during the day would be destroyed by spirits during the night. So the great master Padmasambhava, following an invitation, came from India, the land of the superiors, to Samye, where he subdued the spirits and turned their minds towards the Dharma, and they are now known as the 12 protector guardians of Tibet. This had a great impact on the development of Tibet, because they remained in the Himalayan region and protected the spreading of the Buddha Dharma and the holders of the Dharma in Tibet.
The great masters and king of Tibet built many temples, monasteries, and so forth in the more important and significant places of Tibet. The realized scholars of Nalanda Monastery in the holy land of India and the great translators of Tibet translated the source for the happiness of migrators, the jewel of the teachings of the Buddha, and the teachings of the great siddhas, such as Nagarjuna, Asanga, and so forth, into Tibetan. The glorious Atisha, the main one among the learned and realized, stayed in Tibet for many years.
The Tibetan people guarded the Dharma by not focusing only on increasing material wealth and by not allowing other religions to enter from the outside. In this way, not only did no bad views develop in Tibet, but everyone was attracted or devoted to the Buddha Dharma. In the monasteries they subdued their continuum with the training in morality and practiced listening, contemplating, and meditating on the Buddha Dharma. Realizing in this way the grounds and paths prescribed by the Buddha, beings as innumerable as the stars in the sky attained liberation and enlightenment. Tibet became a holy place, as its earth was blessed by the holy Dharma, and the four schools of Tibetan Buddhism: Nyingma, Kagyu, Sakya, and Gelug, spread. Up to this day, innumerable learned and realized lamas come from these lineages.
Later, when red communist Mao became the leader of the Chinese people and occupied Tibet, they completely destroyed many monasteries, where the Dharma is held, and imprisoned many Dharma practitioners, such as lamas, trulkus, geshes, and lay practitioners. The Tibetan people experienced many years of hell on earth with infinite sufferings.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama, who is the sole source of happiness not only for Tibetans but for all migrators, had to go into exile. However, His Holiness has traveled to many countries, explaining the holy teaching of our teacher (Buddha Shakyamuni) in an extremely clear, extensive, and profound manner, which is related to the human way of living on a daily basis. Thus, explaining the purpose of human life brought much happiness and peace. As such, his life and work are beyond words.
It is due to the loving kindness of His Holiness’s body, speech, and mind that in these days the lamp of Dharma light continues to shine in many foreign countries where before there was only the darkness of ignorance. All of this is due principally to the kindness of His Holiness, which one can observe directly. Due to this, every year many thousands of people in many countries are able to follow the Buddhist path to enlightenment, as well as bring peace and happiness in their hearts. In such a way, they are able to make their precious lives meaningful. All of the above mentions are solely due to the kindness of the great master Padmasambhava.
This place, which is called Maratika, is greatly blessed, as the great master Padmasambhava meditated here on Amitayus (the long life deity) and actualized the state of deathlessness (the siddhi of immortal life). Apart from other lamas, the great Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche does long life retreat every year here for His Holiness’s long life, which also greatly blesses the place. Especially, according to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, due to this accumulation of white virtue, just through seeing, hearing, remembering, and touching this place, the two obscurations of beings will quickly be purified, one will be looked after by the all-knowing one (the great master Padmasambhava) from Urgyen, and easily attain the state of omniscience. This holy place has many more infinite blessings than just explained, and every sick and afflicted being should go there.
The Lama Ven. Ngawang Chophel Gyatso, in his lifetime, did many retreats and practices, listening and contemplating in this place. For seven days he practiced generosity and so forth of his body to many animals, following what Buddha himself did in the past. Ngawang Chophel was the student of Lawudo Lama, Kunsang Yeshe, who was said to be me in my previous life. At the time of Lama Kunsang Yeshe's passing, during the time of the dissolution of the elements, the two were conversing with each other. After the transference, Lama Ngawang Chophel went to Tibet to consult with a few qualified venerable lamas, primarily with Kyabje Trulshig Rinpoche, and asked them for observations. They all agreed strongly that I was the first reincarnation of Lawudo Lama, Kunsang Yeshe. All of this happened due to the great efforts of Lama Ngawang Chophel.
Taking great difficulties upon himself, Lama Ngawang Chophel built a monastery there. Now the son of Lama Ngawang Chophel, Lama Karma-la, has great plans to build a hospital, guesthouse, school, and monastery for the benefit of the Dharma and migrators. Since there is no doubt that this will greatly benefit the teachings and migrators, I request you to kindly give donations. All the kind benefactors will permanently be mentioned in the prayers of their Sangha.
With many thanks and prayers
Labeled incarnated name Thubten Zopa