Address to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Address to His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Date Posted:
November 2007

Rinpoche offered the following address to His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is Definitely the Compassion Buddha

The Supreme Refuge and Protector, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is the one and only refuge for us transmigratory beings, the direct source of peace and happiness for all sentient beings.

Not only are the biographies of the previous Dalai Lamas, as well as this present Dalai Lama, enriched with valid quotations proving His Holiness to be Avalokiteshvara, but also this is proven by the manifest qualities of His Holiness’s holy body, speech, and mind, and of his holy activities, which pervade the infinitude of space in the nature of great compassion.

His Holiness spreads and increases the teachings of the Buddha like the rising sun, not only for the people of the East but also for the transmigratory beings in the outlying regions of the West. In those extremely extensive various places where one cannot even hear the sound of Dharma, he places sentient beings on the pure path to peace and happiness.

The founder of the Buddhadharma, Shakyamuni Buddha, is proven to be a pure and valid founder because of the fact that the teachings of the Buddha are pure and valid. The Supreme Refuge and Protector, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is without doubt an emanation of the supreme Arya Buddha Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion, in human aspect. This is proven because the qualities of his holy body, speech, and mind are inconceivable, and even ordinary people like us can perceive the greatness and nobility of his pure activities.

In the past, Guru Shakyamuni Buddha predicted to the bodhisattva Drib Pa Nam Sel (Eliminating Defilements) that the sentient beings of the Snowland of Tibet would be the objects to be subdued by the Compassionate Buddha, the Supreme Arya Avalokiteshvara. Likewise, the Buddha said to the bodhisattva Thaye Rig Chok, "The Compassion Buddha, the Supreme Arya Avalokiteshvara, who is going to work for the benefit of the transmigratory beings of the Snowland of Tibet—that is you. You are that bodhisattva.”

In the biographical teachings of Je Konchok Bhang it is stated, "Generally, the guide of all sentient beings will guide in the Snowland of Tibet, reigning like a king. The Savior of Tibet, the Phur Gyel country, is my heart disciple, whose holy mind is completely clear, illuminated, has no obscuration and does the work for sentient beings in a hidden way, like an ordinary being.”

This is how the Compassion Buddha, the Supreme Arya Avalokiteshvara, was predicted by the Buddha so that we would be able to see the holy face, hear the holy speech, and be guided by the Supreme Arya Avalokiteshvara with loving compassion. If that Compassion Buddha is not His Holiness the Dalai Lama, then who else could it be? There is no one else. If His Holiness is not the manifestation of the Compassion Buddha, then we cannot trust all those other reincarnations said to be emanations of this or that Buddha or Mahasiddha.

When His Holiness the Dalai Lama visited Geshe Sopa Rinpoche's center at Deer Park, one student raised this question during an interview with the organizers of the teachings, "If you say that you do not have any experience or realizations, then how can ordinary beings like ourselves ever have any hope of generating any realizations of the grounds and paths?"

That time, out of great compassion for us, His Holiness let slip that he remembered being in the Buddha’s entourage when the Buddha was in the Arya land of India. This statement proves that His Holiness is the Bodhisattva, the supreme Arya Avalokiteshvara, the Compassion Buddha.

His Holiness is not only here for Tibetans but for every one of us in this world. As His Holiness makes himself more and more available to the outside world every year, thousands and millions of people of every nationality—including Chinese, Westerners, and Indians—are able to receive guidance, happiness, and peace in their lives. Although there are many great Buddhist leaders and teachers in this world, His Holiness is incomparable in the way he is able to preserve and spread the teachings of the Buddha—the very precious teachings of the Buddha, the sole medicine eliminating the suffering of all transmigratory beings—causing them to flourish without any degeneration.

The Supreme Refuge and Protector, His Holiness the Dalai Lama, has taken on complete responsibility for world peace and for preserving the entire teachings of the Buddha. His Holiness has also taken on complete responsibility to secure spiritual and temporal freedom and independence for the six million plus Tibetans. His Holiness has undertaken activities pervading the infinitude of space for the teachings of the extremely kind Buddha and for the benefit of all transmigratory beings.