Kindness and Generosity Will Bring Success

Kindness and Generosity Will Bring Success

Date of Advice:
November 2018
Date Posted:
May 2020

Rinpoche gave this advice to students whose business was unsuccessful.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Delhi, India, January 2009. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling ones,
Thank you for your kind email. Regarding your business, if you want to be successful you need to recite the Padmasambhava prayer called Tendrel Nyesel 11,000 times. You can recite some each day, so the first time read the whole prayer—the long or medium version— and after that you can read the short version. The short version is what you count.

It is important to know that the cause of success generally in your everyday life is being kind, having a kind heart and thinking of others—their happiness, their suffering—in order to free them from suffering and bring them happiness. Thinking of others first and cherishing them is best, then you cause happiness to others every day—even insects, ants, any insect, any animal, and human beings.

In your everyday life help others however you can. With your body, speech and mind help others as much as you can. Especially if you do this with a good heart, thinking of others, then you create so much unbelievable good karma every day. That helps bring success not only in this life but also from life to life.

The Buddha was the founder of Buddhadharma; he descended in this world and taught Dharma. The Buddha said:

Any sentient being who, during the period of my teachings,
Makes charity well (even if the material is the size of a hair)
For 80,000 eons there will be great results of great enjoyment:
No pain, no disease, and enjoyment of happiness.
Like that, one will be enriched with the desirable things.
At the end, you can actually achieve the result—the peerless cessation and completion (enlightenment).

During the time when the Buddha’s teachings are still in this world, if you give charity the size of a hair to somebody, then for 80,000 eons you will have unbelievable, unbelievable wealth and success from life to life. That is unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable, and the conclusion is that it leads to enlightenment.

So, every day live your life like that. It is so important. It doesn’t mean giving something very expensive. You can give any help to others with your body, speech and mind. This is always good and it causes unbelievable, unbelievable success from life to life. Whatever you think of will happen and there will even be success for things you haven’t thought of.

Please try this and live your life as much as possible with the thought of cherishing others and bodhicitta in every action you do—sleeping, walking, working, shopping, etc.

If you are not doing this already, it is very important to do this daily motivation, The Method to Transform a Suffering Life into Happiness (Including Enlightenment).

With much love and prayers ...