Was an honour to get the privilege of clicking Rinpoche
It was such a blessing to all the people living in Zhemgang
recently with visit (upon invitation) of the eminent Garab Rinpoche. By virtue
of birth, Truelku Garab Rinpoche is worshipped for the legacy of great ancient
With great sense of humour, Rinpoche has uttered many
meaningful things. Moreover, Rinpoche shared with us a very hilarious joke.
Once, a great Lama was reciting and saying many
religious things to people. After some time, when it was time for blessing,
Lama showed an artifact to people and said, “Please imagine that this artifact is
on your head and you are getting all the blessings”.
One man was surprised because he was unsatisfied
that the artifact wasn’t actually put on his head. He stood up with his hand in
the pocket which took out a Nu. 1000 note and said, “Lama, actually I thought I
must offer you this money. But as you didn’t really put the artifact on our
head and told us just to imagine, Lama you can also imagine that you have got
this Nu. 1000 note.”
People blushed out. (Maybe those few people who understood
it because Rinpoche told this in Sharchopkh.)
Lama concluded this joke telling that our heart must be the
first place which gets blessed. And simple trying to get your head hit by the
artifact is just as useless if the heart is not blessed.
Rinpoche has been very humourous and told us the reasons
for why laughter and happiness is a necessity in religion. Rinpoche cleared us
that the blessing goes in vein if our emotions are not as good as it must be to
Rinpoche defined religion in a very formal and simple way.
“Religion is something that keeps us alive. Religion is
something that gives us life and hope. Religion is something that brings us
happiness and peace. We Bhutanese are a very profound believer of religion.
That’s why, it feels very difficult for us to even kill a mosquito. Now realize
how much it might be painful to murder someone else?”
These words made me believe in religion deeper than I have
been. Till now, 90% of books I read would have been a based on religion and
philosophy. Moreover, I always enjoyed reading a biography of a great religious
I think magic can be done and miracles can happen!
Social Media is very fast;
maybe faster than the light-speed. And it is very big; bigger than the
universe. The Facebook has changed the life of so many people, forever. It
depends on each individual about how it is used, when it is used and why it
is used. We believe that Social Media aims to bring people together. I doubt it
is the other way round.
The darkest part of Social
Media can be the using style of different generations and people. Youth tend to
write their feelings and post pictures of everything that touches them. Adults
tend to write about current affairs and political stuffs.
In this 21st
century, it doesn’t really make sense for teachers and parents to let the students stop
using internet and its features. Rather, teaching them the behavior to be on
internet could be the nicest idea. Everyone will change with time, and everyone
needs to cope up with what really needs to be changed.
In a very recent case, one of
our most beloved Teacher has been discriminated on Facebook. It has almost been
a week he left our school for further studies. And that’s why no one knows what
has actually happened unexpectedly all of a sudden. Unfortunately, there wasn’t
a thing we could do than to hope for a fortune.
It makes me very curious to
look at that person. Not only because I want a vengeance on him/her but also am
I very curious to know who on this holy earth have time and courage to do that
sort of thing.
Nothing can be sure here. Not
even the occupation. But at the fist notion, everyone tend to assume him/her to
be a student. But sometimes, it cannot be. It might be a teacher, or general
public, maybe a dropout or a passed out! Only God knows who. Maybe even God
doesn’t know because Social Media can be way too anonymous sometimes.
It finally became too important to educate everyone, especially students, on how to survive on the World Wide Web. This is
something we must know when we don’t know.