His Holiness is the Supreme Leader

His Holiness is the Supreme Leader

Date of Advice:
November 2015
Date Posted:
April 2020

Rinpoche sent this message to a geshe who wanted to arrange pujas in Tibet for the long life of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Ganden Jangtse, India, December 2019. Photo: Bill Kane.

I am humbled and honored to be asked to help in such a project.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is the supreme leader in spreading the Dharma in the world today, in particular the stainless teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa. These activities are most important in the world. It is of the highest importance to have His Holiness continue these most precious activities for a very long time to come. We are very humbled to be asked to help in such a noble and worthy project.

It is so important to have His Holiness in this world today. No president or leader of a country, or Buddhist leader, in the world today can compare with His Holiness’s incomparable wisdom, compassion and special effect on the world.

An ordinary poor Tibetan beggar reciting OM MANI PADME HUM may not be wealthy in a material way like an American or European but that Tibetan is unbelievably rich mentally due to having His Holiness as their guru, guiding them to enlightenment and giving advice on how to live their life. Without His Holiness we Tibetans are like a body without a head.

Therefore, I feel it is so worthwhile to help with this project.