Hundred Million Recitation of Benza Guru Mantra
Thu Oct 11 2018 04:30:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
Sat Nov 17 2018 13:00:00 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time)
The Hundred Million Benza Guru Recitation is being held at Nyungney Lhakhang and led by Simdha Getul Namdak Choying Rinpoche. Rinpoche was arrived and welcomed by hundreds of his dharma student on 10th November, 2018 to Dharan. Thereafter, Rinpoche led the 100 million recitation of the Benza Guru Mantra (Benza Guru Dhungdrup) for continuous seven days.The Vajra Guru Mantra is the very heart essence of Padmasambhava. It is also the mantra of all the masters, buddhas, yidams, dakas, dakinis and protectors. When you chant it, you are invoking the very embodiment of Padmasambhava.
According to H.H Kyabje Jamyang Khyentse Wangmo, It begins with OM AH HUNG, which are the seed syllables of the three vajras (of body, speech and mind). VAJRA signifies the dharmakaya since [like the adamantine vajra] it cannot be “cut” or destroyed by the elaborations of conceptual thought. GURU signifies the sambhogakaya, which is “heavily” laden with the qualities of the seven aspects of union. PADMA signifies the nirmanakaya, the radiant awareness of the wisdom of discernment arising as the lotus family of enlightened speech.
Remembering the qualities of the great Guru of Oddiyana, who is inseparable from these three kayas, pray with the continuous devotion that is the intrinsic display of the nature of mind, free from the elaboration of conceptual thought.
All the supreme and ordinary accomplishments—SIDDHI—are obtained through the power of this prayer, and by thinking, “HUNG! May they be bestowed upon my mindstream, this very instant!”
According to H.H Kyabje Trulshik Rinpoche, "For the practice of approach it is generally said that one should recite the mantra of Guru Rinpoche 1,200,000 times. If we can accomplish these 1,200,000 recitations, it is said that we will receive the blessing of Guru Rinpoche. It is also said, “With ten million siddhis , you will reborn in a place of vidyadharas.” This means if you recite the Vajra Guru mantra ten million times, you will be reborn in a realm of vidyadharas. It is even said that if you recite the 1,200,000 accumulation seven times, you will become the same as Guru Rinpoche in this very life. By reciting the mantra ten million times (literally ‘one hundred times one hundred thousand times’) you will reach the stage from which you can never turn back. So the benefits of reciting the Vajra Guru mantra are truly inconceivable.”
As found in the translation of a treasure text which explains the Benza Guru Mantra, if this essence mantra, the Benza Guru mantra, is repeated as much as possible, a hundred times, a thousand times, ten thousand times, a hundred thousand times, a million, a ten million times, a hundred million times and so forth, if it is repeated in holy places, in temples, next to great rivers, in areas where gods and demons abound, if it is recited in these places by tantric practitioners with pure samaya, by people with monastic ordination who maintain their vows purely, by men and women who possess faith in the teachings, if they give rise to bodhicitta on a grand scale and recite this mantra, then the benefits and advantages and energy of such practice are truly inconceivable. This will avert all of the negative forces of disease, famine, unrest, bad harvests and all bad omens and indications in all the countries of the world, such that the rain will fall in a timely manner for the crops so there will always be a plentiful supply of water for agriculture and for human and animal life, and all regions and areas will experience prosperity and auspicious conditions.
On the 16th November, His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche arrived to the same event and joined the ongoing puja for a day and after that gave the Dudjom Tersar Troma Empowerment, Preliminary Practice of Dudjom Tersar (Ngondro), Oral Transmission and the Long life empowerment on 18th November, 2018.
The Monks performed the Lama Dance of 8 manifestation of Guru Rinpoche on 17th November, 2018 which was the 10th of the lunar calendar which is also considered as Guru Rinpoche. During this lama Dance, Simdha Getul Rinpoche performed as Guru Rinpoche himself and it was all very auspicious conclusion of the event. Thousands of disciples gathered and blessed with the presence of the H.H Dudjom Rinpoche. May all our dharma guru live long and may all their activities flourish and we all are so very thankful of their kind and tireless effort in flourish buddha dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings.
May everything be auspicious and never be apart from Buddha Dharma and our kind gurus.