Financial aid to the foreigner who was stuck in Nepal due to lockdown
Sat Jun 12 2021 18:15:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Due to pandemic, there are a lots of people suffering around the world. At present Simdha Rinpoche is in Nepal and he has written a message to us to relay to all. "At present I am here in Nepal and every day I see on news and on social media about how so many people are suffering. Being a practitioner myself, I try to pray daily for all those who are suffering. At difficult times like this although we pray and include all sentient beings but to be able to play a little role of bodhisattva to help out where we can is important too. It is a practice where we can clear our previous karmic debts and it does shows the humanity and inspire others to be kind and to be able to being bodhicitta in gesture, the action which is meritorious, the action which can inspire others to help in need, the action which can clear our previous karmic debts and most importantly, the action which can help someone who is in need."
When the first wave of Covid-19 hit Nepal, that time too, Rinpoche had arranged distribution of ration to those families who were in need of assistance. And now, this time too, Rinpoche contacted all the volunteers, infromed us that we would be arranging same ration distribution and plus financial aid to those who will be needing of support and assistance.
We created a helpline number and an email id where people can contact us and infrom about the people who will need our help and among all the list came to us, we choose few to whom we can be of assistance and contacted them personally and try to do whatever best is possible by us.
On 13th June, 2021, we met with a guy who was stuck in Nepal for more than a year who was from Germany with his old mother due to pandemic and couldn't travel back to his country as his belongings and his other personal properties are left in India, as he was settled in Manali, Himachal Pradesh, India since from last 16 years living as a life of sherperd and is not even able to go back to India as India is also not permitting foreigners to enter India. Besides that, he had finished whatever cash he had brought along with him and when we met him, he told us that he had no choice now but to beg around in street in Kathmandu to feed his mother and look after her. So, we have given him financial aid sufficient to survive for atleast few weeks.
jinpa gyachen gyurpa di yi tü
Through the power of this vast act of generosity
drowé döndu rangjung sangye shok
May we spontaneously attain buddhahood for the benefit of beings!
ngön gyi gyalwa nam kyi madrolwé
All those who were not liberated by the buddhas of the past,
kyewö tsok nam jinpé drol gyur chik
Through this act of generosity, may they be liberated!