From Beijing with Love
Dear students and friends,
Wow a thoughtful young man. I am very touched by his gesture. Everyone please take a look… He is so young yet thoughtful!!!
I just received news from Liaison Jamie Khoo that a friend from Beijing sent in several gifts for Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR). These gifts came from Emilio, a young Philipino boy who is currently studying at Renmin University in Beijing, China. He’s an avid follower on my blog… although, I have never seen him on blog chat yet… hehe…
Emilio also loves reading two other blogs that are written by my students Liaison Jamie and Liaison David Lai. Both Jamie and David put in a lot of time and effort to keep their respective blog active for more people to understand what it is like to have a career in Dharma. Their blog reflects their spiritual development throughout their years in Kechara… a must read for all! Everyone should check out their blogs…
Along with the gifts to KFR, Emilio sent 3 malas as gifts… one each for myself, Jamie and David. How thoughtful of him to send gifts to Jamie and David as well! His well-thought-of gifts shows us who he really is inside, a person that appreciates and realizes that to receive the Dharma teachings is most precious… The malas are so beautiful. I placed the malas and items on the shrine and dedicated the merits to Emilio.
Emilio’s gifts will be safely kept for now, and later inserted into KFR’s Vajrayogini stupa. The benefits of sponsoring towards the building of a holy stupa, whether monetarily or by offering holy items, is very vast. Although young, Emilio realizes these benefits and for that I rejoice… take a look at his offerings below! Thank you dear Emilio for the thoughts, your message, your gifts and your efforts. I sincerely appreciate everything very much.
The content of the letter:
I pay homage and take refuge to the Lama, the Buddha, the Dharma & the Sangha!
To your Eminence Tsem Rinpoche, through Miss Jamie Khoo,
It is with utmost sincerity and humility that I offer these items to you in behalf of all sentient beings:
For KFR and the stupa:
- 1 Tara Tsa-tsa
- 1 Diamond Sutra
- 1 Ksitigarbha Bhumpa
- 1 Naga Bhumpa
- 1 strand of pearls
- 2 packs Incense powder (from Gaden, Tibet)
- 4 sets prayer flags
- *nail & hair clippings for Ruchok
At the same time, I have three prayer beads to offer. A red coral mala for Rinpoche and a turquoise and a copper mala for Miss Jamie Khoo and Mr. David Lai. I frequent Rinpoche’s blog and your blogs too and I am thankful for what you have been doing. Please continue.
Last and most importantly, I pray that the Buddha Dharma stay firm and benefit more beings. May the teachers, Lamas, gurus, etc live long and continue to be a blessing to everybody’s lives. May I in this life & in my future lives continue to practice & study the Dharma until enlightenment for the benefit of all suffering beings in samsara.
SARVA MANGALAM! TASHI DELEG!
With folded hands,
Emilio O. Lopue. Jr
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