My most dear, my most dear ancient student,
How are you? I hope you are well. Recently I was explaining to some students about your three-story tower at Kopan. You came along and opened my door curtain and I drew the shape of a mandala on paper. It took a long time [to build.] You brought a few pieces of wood by jeep. It took either longer or the same time as the old Kopan monastery to build. One time a student was staying in the Milarepa cave on the third floor.
Anyway, I want to say a billion, zillion thanks for doing service at the center, for all your hard work, dedication and devotion to the guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha, and your compassion for sentient beings. I thank you a billion, zillion times for all your dedication.
I know sometimes the work has had many difficulties, but it is the greatest purification for you. It is purifying the negative karma accumulated since beginningless rebirths and it’s the way to collect most extensive merits.
Please continue with wisdom, compassion, and bodhicitta. This brings all the happiness, temporal and ultimate, liberation from the oceans of samsaric suffering and full enlightenment, so you can enlighten the numberless hell beings, hungry ghosts, animals, human beings, suras, asuras and numberless intermediate state beings.
With much love and prayers...