Numberless Bodhisattvas Love You Very Much

Numberless Bodhisattvas Love You Very Much

Date of Advice:
October 2017
Date Posted:
June 2018

Rinpoche gave this thank you note to a volunteer.

Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Thailand, May 2016. Photo: Ven. Roger Kunsang.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
A billion, zillion thanks for what you are doing.

All your past happiness from beginningless rebirths and now your future happiness up to enlightenment is received from every sentient being. This includes every single comfort, even sleep and the small pleasures. It all comes from every hell being; from every single hungry ghost; from every single animal, those on the oceans that are large like whales, and those small like flies that run away when you walk in the grass; from every single ant; from the insects in the bushes, in the trees and in the sky; from the numberless human beings in numberless universes; from the numberless sura beings and numberless asura beings; from everyone.

Even Buddha, Dharma and Sangha that we always take refuge in, so we can become free from samsara and achieve lower nirvana and enlightenment—even Buddha, Dharma and Sangha come from numberless sentient beings.

That means sentient beings are the most precious ones, the most kind ones. Even without talking about the happiness of past lives or future lives, everything comes from sentient beings—every single comfort, our house, food, clothes, everything.

Therefore, by volunteering, by working here, this is the best thing. This is the best purification of your negative karmas and obscurations collected from beginningless rebirths, and in order to collect extensive merits and become the cause of enlightenment—by working here, by developing the good heart, bodhicitta, for every single sentient being, including the insects, the ants, that the numberless bodhisattvas cherish the most.

Every single person that you take care of, numberless bodhisattvas cherish them the most. Every single insect that you take care of, move out of the way or save from the water, numberless bodhisattvas cherish them the most and they love you very much, your work.

Thank you very much.

With much love and prayers ...