My very dear one,
I am very happy to have met you during the teachings. Please convey my message to your friend who translated all the prayers. I definitely planned to meet her and to have time to chat, but I had quite a few things to do, so I was not able to meet her. I regret that very much. You have dedicated so much of your life to translating the FPMT prayer book and the Arya Sanghata Sutra. I have so many plans. The FPMT has so many things to translate, into many languages. If you and your friend can continue to translate, it would be extremely good, as we have more and more prayer books and prayers to translate.
Regarding your health, I checked regarding your migraines:
- Recite two malas of the mantra pacifying pain when you have a headache.
- Also, recite Amitayus mantra. This is a very special mantra, which collects the most unbelievably extensive merit.
First recite the mantra pacifying pain, then recite the Amitayus mantra forty times a day and also when you have migraines. You can also try stopping eating sugar. Try to stop for six weeks. This is an experiment. Try the mantras, then, if there is no great change, try stopping eating sugar for five to six weeks.
- Also, recite 21 Vajrasattva mantras every day, with the remedy of the four powers.
Now, regarding your husband’s Alzheimer’s disease. He should do meditation every day on the deity Dorje Namjom and recite the mantra fifty times. This is a deity for purifying pollution of people, houses, monasteries, areas, cities, and negative thoughts and immoral actions, as well as broken or degenerated samayas, and heavy negative karma that pollutes a place, a whole area, and then makes many people get sick, with contagious diseases.
This is also a powerful practice to make it rain. Immoral actions pollute the place and affect the nagas, then, because of that, the rain is affected, so they become the condition for not having rain in the country, for there to be drought, and for catastrophes to occur.
Also, other beings, such as the eight groups of worldly devas and other types of beings, when they get upset, cause hail, floods, hurricanes, destroy crops, and cause many problems, maybe also earthquakes. In the morning it is good to purify the pollutions with this practice.
For example, in Tibet, during King Trisong Detsen’s time, his wife had an affair with a servant and got pregnant. She asked a servant to bury the baby in a field. Due to this sexual misconduct she got sick and the king got sick, had a cloudy mind, and was not healthy. The king checked with astrologers and oracles, and they all said it was caused by pollution, but they didn't know where it came from.
Then the wife met Padmasambhava and explained what she had done. She was very worried that the king would punish her, so Padmasambhava used a method to help this situation without the King punishing her. Padmasambhava taught the King the method for purifying the pollution in the place. It had caused many people to get sick in the area.
In the early morning, behind a mountain at Samye (the first monastery in Tibet), Padmasambhava asked the king to collect many plants that nagas and devas like. Padmasambhava then performed an incense puja, and after this the queen and the king became healthy. All the people in the area also got better. The incense puja cured all the people.
Regarding your husband, if he can, then in the morning he should visualize the deity Tromo Metseg on the basin of water before he washes. Then he should recite the deity’s mantra. Visualize at the heart of the deity a lotus and moon disc with a hung and the mantra around it. Beams of nectar flow from the deity’s heart and absorb into the water. As he washes he should think that the water has all the power to immediately purify all the pollutions.
During the visualization, beams of nectar are emitted from the mantra and absorb into the water. Then chant the mantra. Think that the nectar flows into the water and blesses it, and the water then becomes extremely powerful for washing. Also visualize nectar coming from the deity’s vase, going inside his body, and cleaning away all the disease, sickness, negative karma, and defilements. Generate strong faith that this happens while washing. Do this every day.
Also bless a jar of water. Visualize the deity Tromo Metseg with HUM n a lotus and moon disc, with the mantra around, and do the same visualization. The buddhas and bodhisattvas of the ten directions are absorbed into the heart, nectar flows down and purifies, immediately pacifying the suffering. From the heart mantra, nectar goes into the water, making it so powerful that it can instantly purify pollutions and negativities of the mind, negative karma, and defilements. The water becomes extremely powerful. At the same time, recite the mantra during the visualization to bless the water.
Recite the mantra sixty times. Think that the mantra melts into the water. Then he can drink the water six times a day (before breakfast, after breakfast, before lunch , after lunch, in the evening and at night) Drink it with strong faith.
The deity Tromo Metseg is to purify pollutions—the more you purify, the clearer you become. Pollution can be due to having impure food, due to conduct, and mistakes from breaking vows or samaya. Such things can pollute the body and affect the mind, like certain meats, garlic, eggs, the lower parts of sheep and sheep’s tongue. It depends on the person; this doesn't happen to everybody. Those on a high-level path cannot be affected.
Avoiding intoxicants, wine, causes a very pure mind and clear memory in future lives, so this could also have the same effect in this life. By living in the morality of avoiding wine, you have a clear mind in the future. An unclear mind and loss of memory is the opposite effect, from drinking wine. Normally, according to my analysis, people who have lived a pure life have a clear mind, even when they are very old. For example, Geshe Sopa Rinpoche was asked to make prayers by a Tibetan family, as one of the family members had died in a plane crash. Geshe Sopa Rinpoche called a few lamas together. I came twice to make the prayers. They are eight different prayers to do at the time of death, which includes the King of Prayers, Maitreya Buddha prayer, and verses from the Bodhicaryavatara. Geshe Sopa Rinpoche recited all of the prayers by heart. He said he had not recited these prayers since he had left Tibet, more than 30 years ago. He could still remember them. Living a pure life also means not having lost the essence of the body—sperm. This is just my analysis when I checked other people.
I think someone should study the lives of people who have Alzheimer’s. Someone should do this kind of research, then one can understand the similarities of behavior and the results of Alzheimer’s. I haven’t asked anyone to do this analysis; this is just something I have been thinking about. They should study the person’s attitude and behavior. Through this you can help other people with Alzheimer’s.
Also, he should recite 100,000 Vajrasattva mantras for purification. This is a very powerful deity for purification of negative karma. Alzheimer’s is the result of negative karma. It's very important to study the books about Vajrasattva, so if you need to talk to someone or you need more help, contact the nun you know. If you work hard at these practices, with more and more progress, then your experience will help many other people who have Alzheimer’s.
Here are some very precious pills. These pills are unbelievably precious, containing thousands of relics. If your husband doesn't want to take them, then please return them to me. They also protect from bullets. When a geshe gave one of these pills to an animal in Tibet, when a butcher tried to kill it, he was unable to. The knife would not go inside. A high lama made the pills. If you want to keep one you're most welcome to keep it and to wear it on your body as a protection.
The Namgyalma mantra stickers are for your car and one is for the young girl who translates, plus there is a card of Tara, of Boudha stupa, and one of Mount Kailash.
This sticker of the Namgyalma mantra is for protection. It is incredibly powerful. If someone has died you can touch it on any part of their body or leave it on the body. You can leave it with the body in the coffin, or you can reuse it for other people in the future. The other way to use it is as a sticker on your car, then if anyone or any insect touches the mantra, their negative karma is purified and they aren't born in the lower realms. If this mantra is inside a banner on a roof, even the shadow of the banner purifies negative karma, and all the people inside the house are blessed by the shadow of the banner. Also, it is very good to have it inside the house to bless the people inside and also purifies the negative karma of insects who may die there.
Here is a picture of Medicine Buddha. Please pray every day and make offerings. This is the same as making offerings to all the Buddhas. If you can, recite the names of the seven Medicine Buddhas. It is very important to practice Medicine Buddha for success, including the path to enlightenment.
Also, recite OM MANI PADME HUM and practice the Chenrezig meditation that is in this booklet. Do the lam-rim prayer and visualization before chanting the mantra. Beams of nectar are emitted, purifying you and other sentient beings. For the first mala, mainly concentrate on purifying yourself, while continuously looking at Chenrezig and chanting the mantra. For the last half mala, purify others.
Then, for one mala or more, concentrate on receiving Chenrezig’s qualities, the whole path to enlightenment, guru devotion, the three principles of the path, especially bodhicitta, the two stages of Tantra, all the qualities of Chenrezig—the compassion Buddha—omniscience, perfect compassion, and power, in the form of beams of nectar. Think that all sentient beings are also receiving these. After receiving Chenrezig’s infinite qualities, generate yourself as Chenrezig. It would be very good to participate in the nyung-näs at the Dharma center.
Tara is the embodiment of all the Buddha’s actions and success. Here is also a card of four-armed Chenrezig and a card of the wish-fulfilling, all-encompassing stupa at Boudha. Every fifteenth day we offer saffron, canopies, umbrellas, and prayer flags at the stupa. We didn't offer the birds, they just come voluntarily.
Regarding the Mount Kailash card, this is Heruka’s holy place. It is extremely precious. If you circumambulate it thirteen times, many eons of negative karmas are purified.
Recite two malas every day of the Mantra Eliminating Pain:
OM HE HE SU SVAHA / OM KU KE KA TA SVAHA / OM SHU HE KA SHA SVAHA
Recite it for two weeks then I will check again.
Also, recite two malas every day of the special mantra pacifying all sicknesses:
TADYATA / VAJRA VAJRA / MAHA VAJRA / SARBHA BHAYA DHI / HANA HANA VAJRA NA SVAHA
With much love and prayer...