The Healing Power of Blessed Water

The Healing Power of Blessed Water

Date of Advice:
January 2023
Date Posted:
March 2024

Rinpoche gave some blessed water to a medical clinic, along with this letter, which explains the benefits.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche, Root Institute, India, January 2009. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.

Dear doctors and staff,
This is my blessed water. I made many prayers on it. You can make more blessed water by mixing a little of this with new water, to extend it.

A little water can be given to every person that comes to the clinic and you can give more of the blessed water to those with dangerous diseases.

This not only helps them to recover from disease, but also from spirit interference, negative karma and obscurations. All this comes from negative karma, which is in the mind. This is the main cause.

Generally, in the world and in particular in the West, it is thought that disease is caused by weather, food, etc., and external things, and by action. That is kind of correct but not exactly correct. Actually, disease is caused by negative actions—that is the root cause—in particular from having harmed others, but this is not mentioned in normal education and in the treatment of where the disease came from. This is not mentioned.

Therefore, in the daily life, for any religion, not only Buddhists, but any religion, the most important thing is practicing a good heart, not harming others and helping others. Causing happiness to others is the best treatment to not arise disease, to not create disease and what diseases we have, to cure them. This is the best healing. This is proven by numberless buddhas and bodhisattvas.

Otherwise, day and night, we always create negative karma with body, speech and mind, harming others, and then the result is not only sickness, but we will have sickness like rainfall, not only in this life but in the life afterwards and in all our lives.

So, if we really desire happiness we need to practice the good heart, not harming others and benefiting others. That is the best treatment, the happiest life.

Negative karma came from wrong concepts and delusions. To normal people it seems not right but in reality, the wrong concepts, the hallucinated mind, the delusions that have been collected from beginningless times are the cause.

So, this blessed water has very deep benefits; it purifies the mind.

With much love and prayers ...