Thanks for Animal Liberation

Thanks for Animal Liberation

Date of Advice:
November 2013
Date Posted:
December 2013

Rinpoche sent this letter to a student who had arranged the liberation of 12,000 kg of shellfish, an estimated 1.5 million animals, during an eclipse. The student had also personally finished one million Hayagriva mantras. In addition, he had just taken ordination.

My most dear, most precious, most kind, wish-fulfilling Ven. Tenzin,
My congratulations to you. Welcome to nirvana, to the end of the oceans of suffering of the six realms.

Please live the life with bodhicitta. This directs your life towards enlightenment, to free numberless hell beings, hungry ghosts, animals, humans, suras, asuras and intermediate state beings from the oceans of samsaric sufferings and bring them to full enlightenment, the peerless happiness.

So, a billion, zillion, trillion, numberless times, numberless times, thank you. I am thanking you on behalf of all the buddhas and bodhisattvas and all sentient beings, who are clapping their hands. Even the mosquitoes are clapping their hands, every single rat is clapping its hands, every spider is clapping its hands, and every single snake—but they don’t have hands, so they have to first take rebirth into a body that has two hands and then they will clap their hands. All sentient beings are saying thank you very much for liberating all the animals, from the beginning up to now, and also for all your practices. Also all the buddhas and bodhisattvas thank you very much for the recent animal liberations and most secret Hayagriva mantras you have just done. Thank you very much.

I just came back from Mongolia from the 100 Million Mani Retreat. It went very well. All the students recited 108 million mantras; it was so good and I hope this will be an annual event.

So all the buddhas and bodhisattvas are saying to you: welcome to enlightenment and to enlightening all sentient beings. Thank you very much. I hope to see you soon.

With much love and prayers...