Passing on a message …

Geshe-la messageDear Everybody,

Although we see an unusual situation which is causing people to be worried and to suffer, I would like to suggest that through using our wisdom we try to make ourself happy and everyone happy, which means we should stop worrying.

I will personally pray for you all and your families.

With much love and blessings

Geshe Kelsang Gyatso

April 4th 2020

(As relayed by Gen-la Dekyong during her worldwide NKT Day Talk.)

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10 thoughts on “Passing on a message …”

  1. Since the crisis began we have been bombarded with a running commentary on how to manage ourselves and others. Not that I wish to undermine in any way this social and very necessary commentary but compared to Geshe-la’s succinct message, giving advice that goes right to the very core of our suffering: stop worrying, for our own and other’s sake.
    Today I found myself chewed up with worry and then I remembered Geshe-la’s advice, I relaxed and began to let go. As I stood back a little I could see that my worry was due to grasping at what “I” wanted others to do.
    Thank you Geshe-la for helping us in this way and especially for personally praying for us and our families.

  2. Worry is a waste of time and it drains energy. I try to put myself into another frame of mind. Can I solve this problem and turn it to the good. If I cannot solve the problem, I look for how I can learn from it. I look for how I can take this worry energy and solve other smaller problems, not just for myself, but for others. I pray for enlightenment and guidance.

  3. Geshe-la’s message isn’t just for New Kadampa Buddhists or Buddhists only. Keeping a happy mind and doing our best to not worry is the safest and most peaceful way to get thru this collective trauma, karma.

    Keeping a happy mind does not mean being flippant or not having compassion for others’ suffering; rather, it means to practice patient acceptance with what is happening right now, to resist anxiety and worry and fear, all while we social distance, wash our hands, cover our mouths and faces and stay home.

    Truly, at the heart of it, being happy in this situation, to me, means having faith and practicing my spiritual path daily, doing my best to not harm others and instead to perform virtuous actions….which is what I should be doing every day anyway.

    Thank you, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, for your kind words, your reassurance and your prayers for our families and friends.

  4. How wonderful and what a blessing just knowing that we have a strong wise yet gentle guidance with the twinkle of unceasing calm in those cheerful eyes 😍 May everyone be HAPPY may everyone be free from SUFFERING, blessings Geshe-la let us carry this Dharma Jewel with us always 🙏💎🙏

  5. ☺️❤️❤️❤️❤️🙏🙏🙏🙏 How fortunate we are to have such a loving and wise spiritual guide. Maybe never be removed from your presence.

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