Reflection of the Present Moment
These days we are fortunate to live our life in a peaceful environment. Even though we get angry or upset at things some time, it’s not the kind of anger that leads to resentment, tension and war.
At a corner of the world a group of people who are peace-loving devout Buddhists are experiencing a situation which is like a volcano eruption. I think of them with sadness and concern. Will they be able to prostrate in front of their main temple as before? Do they still walk on a circumambulation? Do they still recite their mantra of compassion?
I pray to Tara and Chenrezig to love them even more and guard them from fear and all kinds of suffering. I pray to compassionate protectress Palden Lhamo to protect them with all her might.
May peace be restored in this beloved city as soon as possible! May a throw of stones and bullets transform into endless showers of nectar! May a fire of anger lose its power and become just an instant blow of hot air that kills no one or harms no being. May love spread everywhere destroying ethnic conflict and discrimination, eliminating anger and hatred that has accumulated for a long time. May real happiness and freedom prevail in the mind of all beings.
We’ll remember the unfortunate ones with extra love and compassion and pray for their awakening in bardo.