Polycystic Kidney Disease

Polycystic Kidney Disease

Date of Advice:
June 2017
Date Posted:
March 2021

A student wrote about polycystic kidney disease. She had been told by doctors that she would have a reduced life expectancy. [Note: Rinpoche's advice about nyung näs was just for her personally. Rinpoche advised the student to drink water when doing nyung näs to avoid exacerbating the kidney disease.]

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
Thank you for your kind email, I am sorry the other letter got lost and sorry it took time to reply.

In regard to nyung näs, it is very good that you are doing that. This advice is just for you; not public, but for you personally. You can do nyung näs, except just not the water part, so do everything else, but you can drink on the second day. This is private advice, for you.

It is very good if you read the Golden Light Sutra thirteen times. This is for your health, and it is a great thing to do also for world peace and for your own country, and by the way you are taken care of.

I am translating a new Medicine Buddha practice. It is not yet translated, but once it is, I will send it to you. Until it is ready, if you can, recite the Eight Medicine Buddha names and their mantras.

For you to do nyung näs, it is very good.

You should also recite one mala and fifteen extra mantras (123 mantras) of Vajra Armor mantra and then blow over a jar of water. Then each day drink the blessed water, all the time. Every day recite the mantra 123 times and blow over the water and totally believe the deity blesses the water and then with strong faith drink the water—in the early morning, one hour before lunch, after lunch, then at night time before bed, so each time drink a few spoonfuls.

The main lamrim for you to study is Essence of Refined Gold, this is a commentary to Lama Tsongkhapa’s short lamrim Hymns of Experience. If you can, read Essence of Refined Gold a few times and study it.

Every day read a lamrim prayer, Lama Tsongkhapa’s Foundation of All Good Qualities, by visualizing Lama Tsongkhapa, then recite the prayer. If you can, do Lama Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga and then within the guru yoga it contains that prayer, but if you can’t, then just visualize Lama Tsongkhapa.

This is my advice to you. Please make your life most meaningful with the thought of bodhicitta day and night and in every action you do.

With much love and prayers ...