Shangpa Rinpoche's Instructions on the Passing of HH Kunzig Shamar Rinpoche
Dear Dharma Brothers and Sisters,
Very sadly, HH Shamar Rinpoche has passed away. I feel very sad at this time. Yet after much deliberation, the enlightened activities of parinirvana is also another start of manifestation of nirmankaya. Thus, we should reflect it to remind ourselves of impermanence and put our time and effort towards the practice of Dharma. In order to tame the people who are in the view of eternalism, even lord Buddha also enter into the Parinirvana.
I know all our disciples are deeply affected and feel sad over Shamar Rinpoche’s passing away and wish to do lots of practice to fulfil with wishes of Rinpoche. I strongly advise you to practice Amitabha prayers and recite the mantra of Amitabha. Also to end every session of practice with calling the guru from afar. During the practice, there are a few things that we need to remember. First and foremost is Guru Devotion. HH Shamar Rinpoche is our Root and lineage holder of our teachings therefore unwavering faith is important. Secondly, with such devotion, Guru’s wisdom mind and our nature of mind merge inseparably so that four empowerments from Guru are transmitted to us. Next although the physical body of Guru has passed away, the wisdom nature of Guru’s awareness is always present with us. Whenever we call guru, guru is always there to bless us. Guru’s physical manifestation appears like a moon's reflection on a pond. Our devotion is like the pond and Guru’s physical manifestation is like moon's reflection. The devotion from the disciple is an important factor fir the guru to reincarnate.
Therefore, we should emphasize much on Guru Devotion and wish strongly that our Great Guru return to liberate us soon. For that, it is good to practice Amitabha Puja (since he is menifested from Buddha Amitabha) and make daily lamp offerings.
These are the things disciples can do to express our sincere devotions to the guru and wish to see the return of HH Shamar Rinpoche again to lead and liberate us. I am also doing these and practicing guru devotion and Amitabha prayer and Calling Guru from afar daily.
In all my life, may I never separate with the Perfect Guru and enjoy to the glorious profound Dharma. With that may I perfect the path and bhumis progressively and swiftly attain the state of Vajra Dhara.