噶瑪巴對拉薩大昭寺火災的訊息

噶瑪巴對拉薩大昭寺火災的訊息

親愛的法友,

大多數人在週末都應該看到拉薩大昭寺火災的消息和圖片。

雖然損害的程度尚未清楚,但對許多人來說,看到我們其中一座最神聖的寺廟發生火災,會引起不安的情緒,這是可以理解的。

我小時候在拉薩時,幾乎每天都會和家人一起去大昭寺,向佛像覺沃仁波切禮拜。跟許多人一樣,我經常在覺沃仁波切面前祈禱,並在那裡作供養。我記得我對覺沃仁波切有著深厚的信賴 – 我甚至偶爾坐在佛陀的膝上,感覺非常安全和舒適。

對所有藏傳佛教徒來說,大昭寺是一個特別和精神之地。同時,它是我們最神聖的地方之一,也是西藏社區的重要聚會場地。

我祈願這場火災沒有造成任何長遠的損害,並且感到安慰沒有傷亡的報告。

同時,很重要的是我們應該緊記,我們不是被我們的寺廟、頭銜或人們對我們的看法或言論來作定義。作為佛教徒,我們需要勇於理解和接受,像真實的、堅固的或恆久的家,這樣的事物是不存在的 ,因此沒有什麼需要執著。從究竟上來說,真正重要的是我們能利用智慧與慈悲這種固有價值 ,我們的內在財富來利益所有有情。

因此,不應該讓情緒紛擾我們的思想。相反,不管我們是誰,也不管我們在哪裡,讓我們保持冷靜,並開發我們慈悲與智慧的寶庫。

泰耶多傑
第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

##Karmapa’s message regarding the Jokhang Monastery fire:

Dear dharma friends

Many of you will have seen the news and images of the fire at Jokhang Monastery in Lhasa over the weekend.

While the extent of the damage is unclear, it is understandable that for many people, seeing one of our most sacred monasteries alight may give rise to disturbing emotions.

When I was in Lhasa as a young boy, I used to visit the Jokhang with my family almost every day, to pay respects to the Jowo Rinpoche – the statue of the Buddha. Like so many others, I would regularly pray in front of the Jowo and make offerings there. I remember feeling such a deep sense of trust in the Jowo – I even occasionally sat on the Buddha’s lap, feeling very safe and comfortable.

The Jokhang is a special and spiritual place for all Tibetan Buddhists. As well as one of our most sacred sites, it is also an important meeting place for the Tibetan community.

I pray that the fire has not caused any lasting damage, and feel comforted that no casualties have been reported.

At the same time, it is also important for us to remember that we are not defined by our temples, our titles, or what people think or say about us. As Buddhists, we need the courage to understand and accept that there is no such thing as a real, solid or permanent home – and therefore nothing to be attached to. In absolute terms, what really matters is that we use our innate values of wisdom and compassion, our Inner Wealth, to benefit all living beings.

Therefore, we should not let our minds be disturbed by emotion. Instead, let us keep our minds calm, and tap into the pool of compassion and wisdom that lies within all of us, no matter who or where we are.

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

Source: https://www.karmapa.org/karmapas-message-regarding-jokhang-monastery-fire/

 

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