Manjushri for Justin
This is wonderful and auspicious news for our beloved Justin Ripley.
1. As you know I have requested a beautiful Manjushri statue to be ordered, painted and filled with mantras and Justin’s ashes and bones. This statue will be placed in the Monastic School where hundreds of young monks chant Manjushri prayers daily and receive their dharma lessons. They will worship this Manjushri and Justin will be with them. They will be with our Justin. Justin’s remains will be inside Manjushri worshiped by the monks daily, monthly, yearly and so on. Manjushri will bless the young monks in their hall.
2. Ruchok is the ritual you bless the ashes, hair and nails of a deceased person or animal. Once ruchok is done it is permissible to put an ‘ordinary’ persons and animal remains inside a holy statue or stupa together with other holy items. I taught about this on Wesak day this year. This will be done for Justin’s remains.
3. The great Geshe Ngawang who is a student of my previous life has passed away this year and they have his ashes/bones as he was cremated. Justin is a student of mine in this life. So my student of a previous life and a student of this life will be blessed by ruchok at the same time. Very auspicious. A spiritual coincidence of the highest auspiciousness. Karma and samaya has a way of connecting the sincere together in life and death and then life again. Those who are my loyal friends, I will do my best for you in life and death.
4. The gold they are waiting for will be offered onto Manjushri’s face to collect merits for Justin. Offering gold onto sacred objects is a Buddhist way of gaining great merits to overcome hardships. I will request the monastery to put alot of jewellery onto the statues to gain more merits for Justin’s future lives.
I wanted to share this news with you. I am so glad I can do this for our Justin. He passed away in the best possible way anyone can which is doing dharma work. I will do all this for him to insure his good rebirth and his next rebirth to practice dharma. Being his remains are going to be enshrined inside Manjushri, this will bless Justin’s next rebirth to have sharp, clear, penetrative intelligence to grasp the dharma. To be intelligent is not enough. True intelligence differentiates between subtle/gross actions that bring harm and benefit long term… To have that kind of intelligence is rare. The practice of Manjushri can help in that type of rare and supreme intelligence. I wish that for Justin and everyone, hence I requested a Manjushri statue to be offered to the sangha for Justin.
Justin, you are temporarily gone, BUT NOT FORGOTTEN. I will do my best to help your next rebirth and dharma practice.
Just received this update from Monastery, the Manjushri statue dedicate for Justin Ripley have arrived. They are now waiting for the gold to arrive in 2 weeks time from Nepal, so they can start painting Manjushri’s face. They are now still checking the costing for the gold.
Monastery also have scheduled *Vajrayogini Daju and Ruchok to be done for Justin’s ashes on Coming Sunday (May 13th, today is May 7th). They will be doing Vajrayogini Daju and Ruchok for Geshe Ngawang in the same day too.
I will also finding out the costing for the Puja, painting and etc.
*self-initiation of Sacred Vajra Yogini
Here are the links to Justin Ripley’s stories, who passed away last year and is dearly missed always:
- In memory of Justin Ripley, 1975-2011 – http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/in-memory-of-justin-ripley-1975-2011-2.html
- Up all night – http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/up-all-night.html
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