A Special Child

A Special Child

Date of Advice:
December 2013
Date Posted:
November 2013

A student wrote to Rinpoche asking if her son was an incarnate lama. She described the visions and experiences that occurred when she was pregnant, including dreams of an elderly monk, Trulshik Rinpoche; the spontaneous smell of flowers; a vision of His Holiness the Dalai Lama; ghosts, then a snow lion, and an experience of emptiness. She decided to become a Buddhist after reading Shantideva’s Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life. Rinpoche gave this advice.

My most dear, most kind, most precious, wish-fulfilling Hannah,
Thank you very much for your kind letter. It shows that your son is definitely some incarnation, some holy being or something like that. Yes, some holy being.

Here in this case, His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be informed and will check. Who takes the most responsibility is His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Sometimes even if His Holiness is not informed, he can see that the incarnation is born.

Now that the child is born, he will gradually show more special signs, so you have to check for that. If there’s anything special, let me know. I am a listener to the good things and to all personal problems, so don’t feel shy about expressing anything to me.

Please continue to make your life more beneficial to the numberless sentient beings of the six realms with a good heart and, if possible, with bodhicitta. Meditate, study Dharma, eat, walk and sleep with that, to free them from the oceans of samsaric suffering and bring them to happiness, including enlightenment.

With much love and prayer...