Rejoicing in Life Practice

Rejoicing in Life Practice

Date of Advice:
July 2014
Date Posted:
January 2016

Rinpoche wrote this letter to a student who was close to passing from cancer. The student had written to Rinpoche about his prayers for his next rebirth.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling one,
You are a most fortunate American practitioner. When I read your letter about all the retreat you did in the early times, I was so surprised. That was probably the most retreat among all the students in the FPMT. I was most surprised how many retreats you did. Amazing, amazing, amazing, most amazing !

So I have the hugest rejoicing. Thanks for all your practice and what you tried. You did so much practice, and then I suggested you become a monk and you finally became a monk. That is really good.

Yes, I think your plan is good and I pray for success. Also you pray, to Medicine Buddha, to Tara and so forth.

Your visualization of me as Vajradhara is your practice, but I am just ordinary person. However, I will pray for your wishes to succeed.

With much love and prayers...