The Prayer Wheel Brings Many Blessings

The Prayer Wheel Brings Many Blessings

Date of Advice:
November 2013
Date Posted:
March 2017

Advice for a student who had built a prayer wheel and sent Rinpoche a small video of it.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
Thank you for your emails, I have read them. Thank you very much for the video of the prayer wheel; I’m sorry if I took some time to reply. I am very happy the prayer wheel is now actualized.

The paintings are different from normal prayer wheels, but it’s good if people like it. The main thing is that inside the prayer wheel there is OM MANI PADME HUM, then it is so worthwhile, because it blesses the whole area and the insects that are there. Those insects that die near the prayer wheel don’t get reborn in the lower realms and also the prayer wheel brings many blessings of Compassion Buddha to the area.

My own experience is that Chenrezig Institute in the beginning didn’t have a prayer wheel, then Geshe Lama Konchog made a small prayer wheel. I didn’t realize it immediately, but it was due to the prayer wheel that the land and area became so quiet and peaceful. The feeling was so peaceful and calm. Later I realized this was due to the prayer wheel. In the beginning I thought it was due to Geshe Lama Konchog’s bodhicitta. I thought that was why the area became so peaceful, then later I realized it was due to the prayer wheel.

Also in Brazil I saw a mother who worked on a prayer wheel in USA. She worked for one year on a prayer wheel at a center but she never even saw the Lama, so she worked on the prayer wheel. Later, one student of the center made a book about prayer wheels. I saw that after the prayer wheel was made the whole place became completely blessed, it became very peaceful. The mother also said she had the same feeling and had noticed that.

So it is great. Thank you very much, a billion, zillion times.

For any person who circumambulates and turns the prayer wheel, it becomes unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable purification. It purifies obscurations and negative karma collected from beginningless rebirths and also they collect unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable merit.

I don’t know how many mantras are inside the prayer wheel. If there are 100 million, then if you turn it around one time it is like that many years’ retreat. It’s as if you have recited 100 million OM MANI PADME HUM mantras; you get all those merits. It’s unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable, and it makes it so easy to achieve enlightenment.

Thank you very much your effort for many years to benefit all the sentient beings. Even the insects that go around the prayer wheel create the cause of enlightenment; even the children who turn the prayer wheel [collect unbelievable merit.]

Please continue to make your life most meaningful with the thought of bodhicitta in every action that you do.

With much love and prayers...