A random act of kindness – Phakchok Rinpoche message in December 2011 สารจากท่าน พักชก ริมโปเช ในเดือน ธันวาคม 2554

Guru Rinpoche Day

Dear Friends Near and Far,I hope you have all been happy and healthy. Unlike my previous messages, today I want to keep my message short and sweet, I hope.Whether you are a practicing buddhist or in some way associated with some element of it. Many a times we are caught up in doing something buddhist to a point where sometimes we even forget the ground on which we are tirelessly building.

The buddha taught that in order for one to realize enlightenment, one must develop two supreme qualities: wisdom and compassion. These two means for realizing enlightenment, works in unison and therefore can’t manifest without the other. So in practice, wisdom gives rise to compassion, and compassion gives rise to wisdom.

So on this Guru Rinpoche Day, I would like to ask you all to “practice a random act of kindness” without expecting anything in return, not even a simple thank you. And it is my hope that your compassionate act creates a ripple effect.

Keeping you all my heart and prayers.

Sarva Mangalam,

Phakchok Rinpoche