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誰可能是你的善知識 / 禪修的體驗

誰可能是你的善知識是一個謎。他可能是任何人,因此我們永遠不應低估任何個人。當然,怎樣識別在菩薩道上的善知識也有標準。從各方位、角度去觀察,能看到那個人擁有真正的慈悲心和具有寬廣豐富的菩薩正知正見。這樣的人是稀有的,但是當你找到這樣的善知識時,你真的要去珍惜,因為善知識是非常難能可貴的。甚至佛陀也說過,遇一位善知識比親見佛陀本人還要珍貴得多。

噶瑪

 

It is really a mystery who could be your spiritual friend. It could be anyone, so therefore we should never underestimate anyone. Of course, there are also guidelines in terms of identifying a spiritual friend who is on a Bodhisattva path. From every angle, from every corner, when you look at that person, that person has genuine compassion and a genuine wealth of a Bodhisattva’s ways of knowledge. Such a person is rare, but when you find this spiritual friend, you really have to cherish that, because that very friend is very precious… even Buddha has said that such a spiritual friend is far more precious than meeting the Buddha himself.

Karmapa

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禪修的體驗就像進入一個角色,像個人忘記了自己的本來身份。依止這種稱為禪修的方法,就像需要這個人進入那個一直以來他或她從來沒有意識到的本來面目。

瑪巴

 

The experience of meditation is like getting into a character, like someone who’s forgotten his or her identity. Relying on this method called meditation seems to require the person to get into that character, all the while not realising that that very character is him or herself.

Karmapa

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大寶法王對於近日寧瑪教大德圓寂有以下啟示

大寶法王對於近日寧瑪教大德圓寂,有以下啟示:

我向寧瑪教派尤其是噶陀傳承的高僧大德和信徒們致上深切的哀悼。

當得悉玖美丹巴健參仁波切突然圓寂的消息,我感到非常難過。我希望並繼續向三寶和如海洋浩瀚般眾多的護法們祈禱,祈願他餘下的利生項目能迅速達成。

祈願他的轉世將是毫無延誤、毫無阻礙地示現,他的轉世將與我們長久在一起,並且他普利眾生的佛行事業能遍及十方世界。

嘉華噶瑪巴聽列泰耶多傑

My heartfelt condolences to the religious dignitaries & devotees of the Nyingma School, in particular those of the Katok tradition.

I was very saddened upon being told of the sudden & unexpected passing of His Holiness Gyurme Tenpa’i Gyaltsen Rinpoche. I hope and continuously pray to the Three Jewels and the ocean of Protectors that all his remaining plans and projects to benefit beings will be spontaneously accomplished.

I pray that his supreme reincarnation will manifest without delay and hindrances, that his reincarnation will remain among us for a long time and that his deeds to benefit beings may be present and apparent through the ten directions.

The Gyalwa Karmapa Trinley Thaye Dorje

#Karmapa

Source: https://www.karmapa.org/condolence-message-concerning-the-passing-of-kathok-getse-rinpoche/?preview_id=10631&preview_nonce=2754148ab3&preview=true

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噶瑪巴對於美國加利福尼亞州致命的深林野火的信息

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,對於美國加利福尼亞州致命的深林野火的信息:

親愛的法友們,

目前肆虐 加利福尼亞州的深林大火是其史上最具破壞性和最致命的野火,到目前為止已造成31人死亡,仍有200多人下落不明。

當我們在屏幕上看到這些令人痛心的畫面時,讓我們為所有失去親人、家園和生計的人致上祈禱。

雖然這類新聞會引發情緒是很自然的事情,但我們也要仔細觀察我們的思想,因為肆意的情緒可以留下破壞性的後果。

在這個時候與任何時候,讓我們繼續修持佛法,即智慧和慈悲的實踐。

致上祈禱
第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message concerning the deadly wildfires in California:

Dear dharma friends

The wildfires currently sweeping California are the most destructive and the joint deadliest in its history, killing 31 people so far, with more than 200 people still unaccounted for.

As we see these distressing scenes on our screens, may we offer our hearts for all of those who have lost their loved ones, their homes, their livelihoods.

While it is natural for such news to give rise to emotion, let us also observe our minds carefully, for unchecked emotions can also leave a destructive path in their wake.

At this time, and at all times, let us continue to practice the Buddha dharma, a practice of wisdom and compassion.

With prayers

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

#Karmapa

Source: https://www.karmapa.org/karmapa-on-the-wildfires-in-california/

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噶瑪巴對最近接二連三發生的悲劇分享以下信息

噶瑪巴對於最近悲慘事件的訊息

October 30, 2018

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴,對最近接二連三發生的悲劇分享以下信息。

親愛的法友,

昨天上午,一架從印度尼西亞雅加達起飛的國內航班在飛機起飛後不久墜入大海,導致機上所有189人喪生。

這場悲劇發生在該國遭受毀滅性的地震和海嘯之後僅一個月,該地震和海嘯奪去了2100多人的生命。

讓我們為印度尼西亞人民以及受世界各地近期其他悲劇影響的所有人祈禱,包括星期六匹茲堡猶太教堂的大規模槍擊事件,其中有11名信徒喪生。

致上慈悲
第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Karmapa’s message on recent tragic events

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message following several recent tragedies.

Dear dharma friends,

Yesterday morning, a domestic flight from Jakarta, Indonesia, ended in disaster when the plane crashed into the sea shortly after take-off, killing all 189 people on board.

This latest tragedy comes only one month after the nation suffered a devastating earthquake and tsunami, which claimed more than 2,100 lives.

May we all pray for the people of Indonesia, as well as all those affected by other recent tragic events around the world, including the mass shooting at a synagogue in Pittsburgh on Saturday, in which eleven worshippers lost their lives.

With compassion,
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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大寶法王邀請世界各地的學生與他一起參與噶舉祈願法會

各位法友:

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,邀請世界各地的學生與他一起在菩提伽耶的菩提樹下,參與2018年12月16日至22日他親自主持的一年一度噶舉祈願法會。

噶舉祈願法會是噶瑪噶舉傳承中最重要的年度盛事。成千上萬的學生,男、女僧眾和尊貴的大德們聚首於佛陀證悟的地方,噶瑪巴會帶領僧俗二眾為利樂有情祈禱。噶舉祈願法會主要念誦的經文是有被稱為「願王之王」之《普賢行願品》。

正如噶瑪巴所說,當我們來到釋迦牟尼佛成就正等正覺之神聖地方,為所有眾生祈求世界和平與繁榮昌盛,其積累的功德、智慧和利益是非常廣大的。

誠邀世界各地的修行者親自或在線上與噶瑪巴一起。一些佛法開示將以直播方式,讓不克前往菩提伽耶的學生,也能和噶瑪巴及噶瑪噶舉的學生,在線上參與法會。有關直播串流的詳細信息將在未來幾週內發布。

除了在菩提伽耶的摩訶菩提寺主持祈願法會之外,噶瑪巴還將領導第四屆國際噶瑪噶舉會議,並通過其「南亞佛教協會」(SABA)參與當地社區和慈善公益活動。

Join Karmapa at the Kagyu Monlam in Bodh Gaya

October 13, 2018

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, invites students around the world to join him under the Bodhi Tree in Bodh Gaya, as he presides over prayers at the annual Kagyu Monlam, 16-22 December 2018.

The Kagyu Monlam is the most significant event of the year for the Karma Kagyu lineage. Tens of thousands of students, monks, nuns and other venerables come together in the place where Buddha attained enlightenment, as Karmapa leads prayers for the benefit of all sentient beings.
The main prayer recited at the Kagyu Monlam is known as the ‘King of Aspiration Prayers’ or the ‘Samantabhadra Wishing Prayer’.

As Karmapa has said,
When we come together to the sacred place where Gautama Buddha reached enlightenment, and offer aspirations for peace and prosperity for all beings, the merit, wisdom and benefit that is accumulated is tremendous.

Practitioners around the world are invited to join Karmapa, in person or online. Several of the teachings will be live streamed so that students who are not able to travel to Bodh Gaya can still join Karmapa and their fellow Karma Kagyu students. Details for the streaming will be published in the coming weeks.

In addition to presiding over prayers at the Mahabodhi Stupa in Bodh Gaya, Karmapa will also be leading the Fourth International Karma Kagyu Meeting, and engaging in local community and charitable activities through his South Asian Buddhist Association (SABA).

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噶瑪巴對印度尼西亞海嘯和地震致上祈禱

September 29, 2018

噶瑪巴對印度尼西亞海嘯和地震致上祈禱

第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,對最近印度尼西亞發生的海嘯和地震分享的信息。

親愛的法友,

我藉此信給印度尼西亞人民致上祈禱,海嘯和地震摧毀了帕盧市,造成至少380人死亡,並直接影響了數千人。

這場悲劇和生命的喪失再次提醒我們物質世界的無常。

我們可以從這種無常中獲得一些慰藉。因為在極度痛苦和心痛的過程中,我們可能會覺得沒有希望,我們總會感受到這種痛苦。然而,正如黑夜不會永久,太陽會如常再次升起。所以我們的痛苦不是永久的,我們會再次感到希望。

請與我一起向所有受此災難影響的人致上慈悲。

致上祈禱
泰耶多傑
第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Karmapa offers prayers after Indonesian tsunami and earthquake

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares this message in the wake of the recent tsunami and earthquake in Indonesia.

Dear dharma friends,

I am writing to offer my prayers for the people of Indonesia, following the tsunami and earthquake that has devastated the city of Palu, killing at least 380 people, and directly affecting thousands more.

This tragic event and loss of life is yet another reminder of the impermanent nature of our material world.

We may take some solace from this impermanence. For in the midst of great suffering and heartache, we may feel that there is no hope, and that we will always feel this pain. However, just as night never lasts forever, and the sun always rises again, so our pain is not permanent. We will feel hope again.

Please join me in offering our compassion to all those affected by this disaster.

With prayers
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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9月28日-10月1日 八關齋戒閉關

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑 對2018年聯合國國際和平日分享以下信息

September 21, 2018

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,於2018年聯合國國際和平日分享以下信息。

親愛的法友,

在這個聯合國國際和平日,我想寄予所有在生活中遇到困難的人信息。

無論你是失去至愛,在颶風、颱風、洪水還是飢荒倖存下來,或者無論你是在生活中還是在工作上遇到暴風雨,都可能感到和平是一個遙不可及的夢,並且在某種程度上是無法實現。

從某個角度來看,和平可能比你想像的更容易接近。當我說「和平」時,我的意思是什麼?也許用一種描述它的方式,就是一種聯繫、虔誠和無限偉大的愛。

在生命中,通常對我們的最大衝擊能誘發最虔誠的心。偉大的岡波巴面對妻子和孩子的悲慘死亡,與他對佛法的虔誠奉獻,是不可分割的。正如密勒日巴尊者喪失了家人和他的家,與他的靈性精神,也是緊密交織在一起。

和平與混亂這兩者是分不開的。我們當中許多人生活在相對舒適的環境,可能不曾經歷過求適應和求生存中常見的深層聯繫。因此,當我們為痛苦及其原因的終結而祈禱時,我們不要將痛苦標籤為「壞」或「好」,因為我們可以看到受苦的人,卻無法體驗他們的洞見,就算在悲劇和令人心碎的事件中,也可以灑下無限愛的種子 。

我們都是不同的,你如何運用這些想法取決於你自己。但盡量不要強迫任何聯繫。例如,當我們聽著別人聽的歌時,有時心裡沒有共鳴。我們不必要強迫,而是輕輕地聽著他們的歌曲,並從他們的經驗中學習。我們需要學習以自己的方式來實踐和平。

我希望這個信息能為你帶來一些安慰,並幫助你培養需要繼續向前行的勇氣。

致上慈悲
泰耶多傑
第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message on the occasion of the 2018 United Nations International Day of Peace.

Dear dharma friends
On this United Nations International Day of Peace, I would like to offer a message to all those who are facing difficulties in their lives.

Whether you have lost loved ones, survived hurricanes, typhoons, floods or famine, or whether you are facing storms in your personal lives or at work, it may feel that peace is a distant dream, and that it is somehow unreachable.

From one perspective, peace may be closer than you think. When I say ‘peace’, what do I mean? Perhaps one way to describe it is in terms of a bond, a devotion and love so great that it has no limits.

In life, it is often our greatest challenges that lead to the deepest devotion. The tragic death of the great master Gampopa’s wife and children, and his devotion to the Buddha dharma, are indivisible. Just as the loss of the great master Milarepa’s family and home, and his spirituality, are also intertwined.

Peace and chaos are inseparable. Many of us who live in relative comfort may never experience the deep bond that is so often seen in stories of resilience and survival. So while we pray for the end of suffering and its causes, we do not label suffering as ‘bad’ or ‘good’ for we can see that those who suffer may have insights that we cannot experience, and that even in the midst of tragedy and heartbreak, the seed of limitless love can be sown.

We are all different, and how you apply these thoughts is up to you. But try not to force any connection. For example, when we listen to the songs that others listen to, sometimes there is no resonance in our hearts. Let’s not force it, but instead listen gently to their songs and learn from their experiences. We need to learn our own way to achieve peace.

I hope that this message provides some comfort to you and helps you develop the courage that you need to move on with hope in your hearts.

With compassion
Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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9月9日 十六羅漢祈福法會

第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴及妻子仁青央宗,很高興宣布他們的第一個孩子

September 2, 2018

第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴及妻子仁青央宗,很高興宣布他們的第一個孩子,一名男孩,在2018年8月11日的新月於法國誕生。 噶瑪巴妻子和嬰兒健康良好。

噶瑪巴說,
我妻子和我非常高興地宣布我們第一個孩子的誕生。
我們衷心感謝我們親愛的父母,我們的家人,以及您們,我們的法友,感謝您的慈愛,祈禱和祈願。

我經常說母親無條件的愛是勇氣與慈悲的最好例子之一。陪著妻子誕下我們的第一個孩子時,我很榮幸見證了我妻子的那份高尚、勇氣和精神力量 ,這些特質在全世界所有母親身上都擁有。因此,正如母親對孩子的愛是綿延無盡的,讓我們對母親的愛也是無限的。

現在作為一個父親,我將跟隨我父親尊貴的米龐仁波切,我的前任第十世噶瑪巴確映多傑,以及第十五世噶瑪巴卡恰多傑,他們偉大的榜樣。第十五世噶瑪巴養育了三個兒子,其中兩位被認證為尊貴的第二世蔣貢康楚仁波切和聖賢第十二世夏瑪巴。

根據傳統習俗,在出生後,家庭成員有一段長達三個月的私隱期,不發布任何公告。我們很高興現在能和大家分享這個消息。

成為父親的經歷進一步增強了我作為噶瑪巴的啟發和願望。在某方面,作為噶瑪噶舉的最高持教人,我一直都在擔任父母的角色。現在,噶瑪巴的這種精神領袖角色和頭銜,以及隨之而來的責任,比以往都更加清晰。我將全心全意地繼續努力保護我們珍貴的傳承,一個智慧與慈悲的傳承。

我很高興孩子出生在法國,我在歐洲的主寺位於的國家。在生產時,法國醫療團隊為我的妻子提供了優質的照護和醫療服務,我們向他們表示衷心的感謝。

我期待著今年稍後在印度菩提迦耶舉行的噶舉祈願法會,十二月的禪修課程,以及其他的佛法活動。還有,當然我希望在適當的時候,把我們的兒子介紹給你們。

再次,我的妻子和我要感謝你們的祈禱。一如既往,我要求你們持續修習。
讓我們分享這個喜悅的消息,並能為我們每一個人帶來無比的利益。

致上祈禱
泰耶多傑
第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

原文:

Karmapa and Sangyumla announce the birth of their first child

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洽美仁波切的祝福

洽美仁波切的祝福

我為噶瑪巴、他的妻子和剛出生的嬰兒(藏語:Dungse) 健康長壽而祈禱。

九月是預產期,我們都耐心地等待著,最後寶寶出生了!願我們能夠利用這刻去認真思考,我們的根本上師噶瑪巴和夏瑪巴的智慧和慈悲。
這一刻,我們這一生,是歷史性的,我們大家都見證了這一切。我們應該感到驕傲,並為自己的善業可以經歷這一切而感到高興,當然還要恆常地將佛法憶持於心中並能落實運用。
願我們對上師的虔敬心,能夠為我們每個人的心靈帶來祝福!

吉祥如意!
洽美仁波切

I pray that Karmapa, Sangyumla and the new born baby (dungse) to all be in good health and long life.

It was expected that September was the month for birth, we all waited patiently and finally baby is born! May we all take this moment to reflect on our Gurus Karmapa and Shamarpa’s wisdom and compassion.
This moment, the very lifetime we are living in, is historic and we are all witnessing it. One should be proud and rejoice on ones own karma for having to experience this and of course to always keep dharma in heart and apply.
May our devotion to Guru bless us to one’s mind.

Tashi Delek!
Chagmay Rinpoche

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第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑對印度南部的喀拉拉邦最近發生的水災有以下信息

August 19, 2018

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑,對印度南部的喀拉拉邦最近發生的水災有以下信息

親愛的法友,

近一個世紀以來最嚴重的洪水,造成喀拉拉邦的破壞和生命的損失是難以理解。超過300人死亡,逾20萬人失去家園,要在安置營地暫住。預計會有更多的雨量,情況可能會變得更壞。

然而,希望仍存在。本週,印度慶祝獨立日 ,在多樣化中求統一,整個國家凝聚在一起慶祝,其中包括其人民的毅力和堅強。這種特質和印度的精神財富,於這個時候尤其需要。雖然物質資源和人道主義援助很重要 ,我們的祈禱、慈悲、仁愛,也同樣有幫助。當我們實踐佛法,並將我們修持的功德回向給所有眾生時,我們是在他們最需要的時候給予了希望。

讓我們一起為受這次災難影響的所有人祈禱。

致上慈悲
泰耶多傑

第17世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message after the recent flooding in the southern Indian state of Kerala.

Dear dharma friends,

The devastation and loss of life in Kerala, caused by the worst flooding in a century, is difficult to comprehend. More than 300 people havez died. More than 200,000 people have been left homeless and in camps. With more rains predicted, the situation is feared to become even more dire.

And yet, there is hope. This week, India celebrated its Independence Day – with unity in diversity, the whole country came together to celebrate, among other things, the resilience and strength of its citizens. These qualities, together with India’s spiritual wealth, are greatly needed at this time. While material resources and humanitarian aid are crucial – our prayers, our compassion, our loving kindness, are just as beneficial. When we practice the Buddha dharma, and dedicate the merit of our practice to all sentient beings, we offer hope for those who need it most.

May we all pray together for all those affected by this disaster.

With compassion

Thaye Dorje

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴對最近在意大利的橋樑倒塌事件分享以下信息

第十七世大寶法王嘉華噶瑪巴對最近在意大利的橋樑倒塌事件分享以下信息

親愛的法友,

在意大利熱那亞市的高速公路橋樑倒塌中,至少有35人喪生,其中包括3名兒童。

在這種悲劇中,很自然地會有一種絕望感。我們可能會感到不知所措,甚至無法想像還能存有任何希望。當失去希望時,人生將失去一切。作為修行人,即使在這種災難的新聞過後,我們有一個重要的角色,就是告訴大家”希望” 還存在的。

正如寂天菩薩在《入菩薩行論》中所說,「願沮喪的人振作起來並且發起堅定之心」。

通過一次又一次的實踐佛法,我們可以成為正面榜樣,啟發他人走上正途。通過佛法,即使在最黑暗的時刻,我們也可以帶來照亮希望的光。

讓我們為受這場災難影響的人們祈禱,和所有感到迷失和痛苦的人找到希望。

致上慈悲
泰耶多傑

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message after the recent bridge collapse in Italy.

Dear dharma friends,

I am writing to you following the motorway bridge collapse in Genoa, Italy, in which at least 35 people lost their lives, including three children.

It is natural, in the midst of such tragedies, to feel a sense of hopelessness. We may feel overwhelmed, to the point where we can’t even imagine any kind of hope exists. When hope is lost, everything is lost. As practitioners, we have an important role to show that hope still exists, even in the aftermath of such devastating news.

As Shantideva says in The Way of the Bodhisattvas, ‘May the discouraged become uplifted and perfectly steadfast’.

Through turning to our practice, again and again, we can be positive role models and inspire others on their path. Through the Buddha dharma, we can shine a light on hope even in the darkest of moments.

May we all join in prayers for those affected by this disaster, and may all those who feel lost and suffering find hope.

With compassion
Thaye Dorje

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第十七世嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑對希臘和老撾最近發生的災難有以下的訊息

July 25, 2018

第十七世嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑對希臘和老撾最近發生的災難有以下的訊息。

親愛的法友,

一場發生在希臘雅典附近的災難性野火奪去了至少76人的生命。人們為了安全而逃離火焰,為失去親人而哀悼的情景,理解可能會引起的情緒。

還有,老撾東南部大壩倒塌引發的洪災,導致至少20人死亡,100多人仍然失踪。被水淹沒的房屋、村民和兒童滯留在屋頂上的空中圖像,可能都讓我們當中一些人感到不安。

佛法的實踐是掌控我們情緒的途徑,而不是讓情緒控制我們。這不是無情或沒有慈悲心 , 其實是恰恰相反。

有時當自然災害或非自然災害發生時,或者當我們在個人生活中經歷悲劇時,我們修持佛法的好處 – 慈悲心的修行- 是最強烈的體驗。我們修行的目的,就是讓人類本來俱有的菩提心生起。

透過佛法的修持,我們能夠體驗到無盡的慈悲與智慧。我們不再被憤怒,恐懼或其他痛苦的情緒(klesa)所淹沒,而是能夠發掘我們的內在財富,我們本來俱足的特質,來利益眾生。我們體驗到諸行無常,隨之,當我們能夠全然放下恐懼和憤怒時,慈悲心就會油然而生。

正如我以前所說,慈悲心比佛陀更珍貴。在人心,我們看到了無限的希望。

因此,讓我們為受到這些和所有災難所影響的人修持和祈禱,並使我們的悲心能夠利樂有情。

致上祈禱

泰耶多傑
第十七世嘉華噶瑪巴泰耶多傑

Thaye Dorje, His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa, shares the following message in the wake of recent disasters in Greece and Laos:

Dear dharma friends

The devastating wildfires near Athens in Greece have claimed the lives of at least 76 people. The scenes of people fleeing for safety from the flames, mourning the loss of their loved ones, may understandably give rise to emotion.

And so it is with the dam collapse in south-east Laos, which led to flash floods that killed at least 20 people, with more than 100 still missing. The aerial images of homes submerged by water, with villagers and children stranded on rooftops, may be upsetting for some of us.

The practice of the Buddha dharma is a path to mastering our emotions, rather than letting our emotions control us. This is not about being heartless or uncompassionate – quite the opposite.

It is at times like these, when natural or unnatural disasters strike, or when we experience tragedy in our personal lives, when the benefits of our practice – a practice of compassion – are most keenly experienced. The purpose of our practice is to give rise to Bodhicitta, the human heart.

Through the practice of the Buddha dharma, we are able to experience limitless compassion and wisdom. We are no longer overwhelmed by anger, fear, or other afflictive emotions (klesa), and are instead able to tap into our Inner Wealth, our innate values, for the benefit of all. We experience all compounded phenomena as impermanent. In time, we are able to let go of fear and anger altogether, and let compassion rise.

As I have said before, the compassionate heart is even more precious than a Buddha. In the human heart, we see limitless hope.

Therefore, let us practice and pray for those affected by these and all disasters, and may the benefits of our compassionate hearts reach all sentient beings.

With prayers
Thaye Dorje
His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa

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