Blessings from Enlightened Masters as a Way to Achieve Happiness
The blessings that one receives from a great master and their precious teachings can lead one towards happiness. So what is a blessing? If you believe in the benefits that blessings can bestow, you may find that even to pray to receive a blessing can be a meditation practice that leads one to happiness.
Within Tibetan Buddhism, great Dharma masters such as the late H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, H.H. Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche, H.H. Penor Rinpoche, as well as Trungpa Rinpoche, etc., have all guided numerous people onto the path of the Dharma and helped them attain true happiness. In Tibet, for instance, there were such great masters as H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche and the late Panchen Lama, who, while they were still in this world, gave blessings to thousands upon thousands of people within a day by touching the top of their heads.
The minds of those who had been blessed would then be instantly transformed. This kind of blessing is a special energy that exists within a Buddhist perspective but is not recognized by Western science. Therefore, I encourage the young audience here to study the Dharma to enrich yourselves. I am not praising it just because I am a Buddhist, nor, like many modern worldly people, am I advertising it for my own sake. I have devoted my entire life to Dharma practice; it’s just like eating a great meal, I really enjoy it, so I’d like to recommend it to you. It will benefit your body and please your mind. I have no other motivation other than to share it with you.
These days, in India, France, the U.S. and other countries throughout the world, there are many great lineage holders of Tibetan Buddhism living and propagating the Dharma. Every one of them can potentially lead thousands upon thousands of people into the Dharma.
Entering into the Dharma does not mean to rule people through religion, or an invasion of one religion by another, or even to rule one religion with another. The aim of Dharma practice is to benefit all sentient beings and to help everyone in their lives. If we can tame our mind through the Dharma, great confidence and courage will arise in our hearts and that alone can bring us enormous benefits.