Yesterday Areerat and I met with Lek, Glaang and Jun at our office. We discussed about the work we needed to do for the Maha Stupa and the kinds of events the foundation should organize to raise funding and public awareness of this great project. I related our conversation to Soraj this morning but couldn’t help feeling concerned. How many years will it take for such a huge stupa to be completed? Soraj said it didn’t matter how long. The stupa will take what it needs. We thought about a great stupa which has already come into existence on earth – The Great Stupa of Dharmakaya built in honor of the late Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a pioneer in introducing Tibetan Buddhism in the west. It took 13 years to complete. The duration of time is not as important as the power of will to do this inspiring work to benefit others and to bring harmony to the world. If this power of will is grounded in proper motivation, obstacles will surely disappear.
This photo of the Dhamakaya Great Stupa is taken from http://www.shambhalamountain.org/. More detail on the process of building the stupa can be found in this website.