How My Protector Healed Me
(Originally published on tsemrinpoche.com)
Choje-la is the official oracle of over seven great Dharma protectors who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech, and become a vessel of their messages, prophecies, advice and healing for the last 30 years. Choje-la is not an ordinary monk or person but a highly trained monk who has been personally trained by the previous His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. He has been fully authorized by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to be the official Panglung Oracle over 40 years ago. These very highly attained eminent Lamas have personally trained up and cleared the passage ways for Choje-la to be able to take full trance of seven various protectors. Choje-la originally hails from Sera Mey Monastery and now he belongs to Serpom Monastery. Until about three years ago, in late October 2011, I did not have any close relationship nor did I know Choje-la very well.
A few years ago my Chinese TCM doctor discovered something wrong in my liver and asked me to go for Western medical checkup. It appeared that I had some hardening of my liver, which if left untreated or just the way it is can turn into something more terminal. So that diagnosis came out and I was put on a diet and given special medication for that. During that time, my students contacted Choje-la’s assistants, asking that the next time he takes trance, to please ask the dharma protector if there’s any pujas, or any recourse or what should be done for me.
The next thing I knew, Choje-la got on a plane with his entourage and landed in Malaysia to see me. I had the honor of having him stay in my own home. It was during that time that I have gotten to know Choje-la better, and it turns out that he is a very knowledgeable monk, a very kindly, well-experienced monk who has no agenda, has very strong guru devotion and very pure in his monk vows. I grew to respect, love and admire this monk, and really thought to myself that I am lucky to have him as a friend now, because he’s a really good monk and person. These qualities move me. Pure monks are very beneficial to dharma. He inspires me very much. During many difficult times, he has taken trance at my request in order that I can consult the dharma protector for certain answers that really kept me in the dark and that would have made a huge difference both wrong or right if the right steps were not implemented.
So, Choje-la arrived in Malaysia and took a special trance just for me and during the trance session, the dharma protector was very gracious, loving and extremely kind to me. He sat me down and did healing by placing his hands over my affected area – the liver, and did some rituals on it and some motion of extracting something from it and on top of that, he took some rice and blessed it and asked me to drink it immediately, and also gave me more blessed rice to soak in water to drink for one week daily. He also recommended a series of pujas and some special mantras that I needed to recite myself. I was amazed and grateful. After that was done, Choje-la was able to spend some time here with me, and we got to know each other much better, and if I may say so with respect, I was able to connect with him as a friend although I am not worthy of his friendship because he is such a senior and eminent monk, but I can say that he is a friend now. A while later, he returned back to Taiwan.
The incredible thing was a few months later, I went to Singapore for a check up. To the doctor’s amazement, there was tremendous healing that had happened in my liver. The healing is not forever and if I don’t take care, it could come back. But when I went back at that time, the doctor was amazed that the healing process could be so quick, so clear and so definitive. So that doctor actually asked me what did you do? What happened? So I jokingly told him that I have a Tibetan monk friend who is also a Tibetan doctor herbalist and he did things to help me get well. I had students who came with me witnessed all of these. I am grateful to Choje-la for helping me in a time of need, in a time that I was not well… I deeply appreciate his compassion and kindness over the years since then also, to do divination and to take trance of the dharma protectors for me so that I may ask questions over many important issues. Over the years I have seen the good results, the prophecies, and the answers come out true, one by one no matter how far fetched at first it might seem. Some may find this too mystical for them, but don’t limit the Buddhas and Dharma protectors of what they are able to do because enlightenment operating from the sphere of emptiness is unlimited in capacity and method. Our limited minds or cultural upbringing may make it hard for us to accept something that is perfectly normal in another practice or culture, so don’t knock it before you do complete investigations. You might be missing out. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche would consult oracles as well as many other high eminent lamas throughout their lives and received good results. I follow in their beliefs as they introduced me to this. There is much ‘magic’ and mystery from Tibet, but you know what, I saw with my own eyes on my own body the incredible and miraculous results. It’s good enough for me.
Choje-la is an excellent oracle of Sera Monastery as was his father. His father was the famous Panglong Oracle who’s line of oracles are passed on by heredity, meaning father to son. So his father was a very famous oracle, and the very oracle that His Holiness the Dalai Lama consulted in 1959, who gave him the answer that he should leave Tibet… that’s what we were told by many senior monks who witnessed it. So in 1959, when things became tight and difficult, the Dalai Lama was very concerned. Naturally, he consulted his Guru, the previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and Trijang Rinpoche had people go and consult this famed oracle’s father who was a very famous oracle in Tibet at that time due to his extreme accuracy. This famous oracle then took trance of the dharma protector, and did a ‘clearings of the obstacle dance‘ and gave a sword to the Dalai Lama to be held at the head of the party as they escaped from Tibet to India. This sword is witnessed by hundreds who were on the escape party and this sword is now preserved. This sword was carried and incense burn daily in their successful exodus into India.
So the current oracle’s father was a very famous oracle in Tibet, whom had remained in Tibet, and finally passed away there after decades of tireless and beneficial service to many people who came to seek advise, prophecies and messages from the dharma protector without any personal gain. He was most famous for taking trance of Kache Marpo. So this current oracle is also a very high caliber, highly respected and very well known within the Gelugpa world in Tibet, India, Nepal and all over. He has taken trance of the dharma protector, many many times for my benefit and I have received a lot of personal benefit. I am indebted to this oracle, to his work, which was made possible due to his purity, practice and ability to really be a wonderful dharma practitioner, who is a great inspiration during this time. I decided to share to everyone his picture and blog about him because he is someone that I respect very deeply from the depths of my heart and I hope you can meet him one day. More than his amazing oracular abilities is he is simple, gentle, kind, pure in his vows, learned, practiced and strong guru devotion. All the qualities I wish to be one day. The current Panglung Kuten has all the hallmarks of a great practitioner and humble too. It is revealed in this oracle’s previous life, he was a great Geshe of the highest caliber serving the Buddha-dharma and these great protectors also. Thank you very much Choji-la for your inspiration, practice and immense kindness to me. I fold my hands to your spirituality and kindness. I pray to be like you in your practice.
A picture of Choje-la’s father, whom was a famous Panglung oracle in Tibet. Thousands from all over Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal, India and Russia would come to seek his oracular abilities. Many of the Tibet’s elite, Government ministers, aristocracy, high monks, abbots, eminent tulkus as well as the ordinary laity would seek his accurate oracular pronouncements. He had benefitted so many. His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche would often send attendants to seek his oracular answers. It was this oracle that gave the pronouncement for the Dalai Lama and entourage to leave.
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Jace ChongPosted on August 11, 2016 #1 Author
Thanks for sharing this article.
This is an extraordinary case that might be unexplainable from the scientific or medical point of view, but it’s almost a common “power” for enlighten beings that can turn impossible to another direction.
It’s really an honor to have Chojela to heal Tsem Rinpoche and a few years later, we can see Chojela comes back again to this time taking trance in front of 700 in Kechara Forest Retreat. You can read about it here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/700-meet-a-buddha.html
Thank you Chojela, may Chojela have a long and healthy life to continue to benefit many beings.
Pastor Moh MeiPosted on August 11, 2016 #2 Author
There are many testimonials of healing by Dorje Shugden but this is one of the most detailed and elaborated account. It is through Rinpoche that many of us have gotten to know Dorje Shugden and now Dorje Shugden’s devoted oracle Choje-la. Many Kecharians and those who know Dorje Shugden through Rinpoche have also encountered healing and many other forms of blessings.
pammie yapPosted on August 11, 2016 #3 Author
I have seen Choje-la in person and I can feel that He is indeed a kind person. Why would someone we don’t know come all the way to help a stranger? So I am sure that He did it because He really wanted to help Rinpoche. It was a sad and difficult time when Rinpoche was diagnosed with the liver hardening. But we are really lucky to have Choje-la take trance and heal Rinpoche.
Like what Rinpoche said, we shouldn’t limit our minds and knock out before investigating. Through the years of Choje-las taking trance of Dorje Shugden and giving advice, it is/was always correct and beneficial.
I can remember the first time I saw an oracle took trance, live. It was an eye opener!
The oracles are really kind and compassionate. They use their time and body to help others, either for personal, country or spiritual.
nicholasPosted on August 11, 2016 #4 Author
It’s an honour to be able to meet such a caliber pure monk that took trance of an enlightened being to help many people through is body, speech and mind. Choje-la has a pure lineage of being train as an oracle and it’s a great matter in Gelug Tibetan Buddhism.
For an enlightened being to enter one body and give perfect prophecy one must be very pure and highly trained. Choje-la is one of many rare one. During the trance Protector has been very pleased to H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, this is also a sign that the protector is very pleased with Rinpoche and what Rinpoche has been doing to preserve and spreading dharma. I have heard how protectors shows their unhappiness to those people that are not good but in this case protector is very kind to Rinpoche and his students.
I believe it works both ways that the mighty enlightened protector willing to help but the other party must also be good in their body, speech and mind in order to be able to receive the help by him.
This is one of the great example how we should behave and practice since we have the opportunity to know and meet the pure monk that able to help us through the trance that not many able to do so.
May more people able to meet and witness this great monk take trance and bless them.
Pastor Henry OoiPosted on August 11, 2016 #5 Author
Many of us in Kechara witnessed the healing process by Dorje Shugden on Rinpoche through the kindness of Choeje-la. It was exactly what Rinpoche describes here when Rinpoche was going through the health obstacles. Both the traditional Chinese medicine practitioner and the medical specialists in the hospital were very surprised and perplexed at the recovery rate of Rinpoche’s liver. I remember the doctor even asked if Rinpoche could tell him the secret for the swift recovery.
The good qualities of Choeje-la as described by Rinpoche are very accurate as seen and felt by me during the times when Choje-la visited Kechara. I also noticed he is a soft spoken person, and always smiling. A few of us were very privileged to escort Choeje-la into Wisdom Hall in Kechara Forest Retreat to prepare for the trance sessions. Also Choeje-la taught many Kecharians the detailed process of making wealth vases for a wealth box. When all was completed, Choeja-la took trance of Dorje Shugden to consecrate the wealth box. I look forward to receiving Choeje-la again in Kechara.
June KangPosted on August 11, 2016 #6 Author
Thank you Choje-la for his kindness to came all the way to Malaysia to heal Rinpoche . In this modern world, many may not believe this happened, however many of the Tsem Rinpoche students witnessed it.
This sharing also shown us Dharma Protector besides protecting Dharma, Dharma Protector is also a great healer that will help instantly especially for those who really have a very clean samaya .
Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the amazing works of the dharma protector and the Panglung oracle. In this article we witness the kindness of the Protector and humble too.
MingwenPosted on August 11, 2016 #7 Author
May Chojela live long and healthy, and keep delivers messages from Great Dharma Protectors to benefit all sentient beings.
Pastor ChiaPosted on August 11, 2016 #8 Author
Is hard warming to see Chojela came all the way from Taiwan take trance of protector Dorje Shugden to give rinpoche healing. Is very clear Rinpoche always have very clear samaya and relationship to his protector. I have fortune to witness this event and received blessing from protector himself. In fact the very reason our lama get ill because students are keep broken his commitment to guru and guru are shorting his life for his students. Whatever promises we have promise to guru must delivery through and keep it well. without close samaya with our guru, we are not able achieve what we wish for. The important part no guardian from our spiritual journey
Eric kksiowPosted on August 12, 2016 #9 Author
Still remember the 1st time i met Choje-la’s was in Kechara Paradise Viva Home, he is very kind and humble monk that don’t like to talk much and he always smile with everyone, after few years i get to know he is an Protectors oracle, was amazed by Choje-la, a kind monk that healed Rinpoche few years back ago. I glad to heard that.
May Rinpoche, Choje-la, monks and nuns live long to continue to turn the wheel of Dharma
Khoo Hou HawPosted on August 12, 2016 #10 Author
Many people had heard about or personally experienced the help from Dorje Shugden. This is one of the most amazing story which I heard a lot from Rinpoche’s senior students who personally witnessed these event, even in the hospital when the doctor was surprised by process of healing. It is a very strong evident that Dorje Shugden would always help and protect sincere Dharma practitioners.
AlbertPosted on August 12, 2016 #11 Author
What we read here and all the miracles that Dorje Shugden performed are real, I am a fortunate one among the many people who witness the event on that day, Choji-la didn’t know much about Rinpoche and Rinpoche don’t know about him during that time, but he flew in purposely with his attendant to take trance of Dorje Shugden and perform healing to Rinpoche.
There are many things that eyes can’t see, science cannot proved, events cannot be explained with logic, but doesn’t mean it does not exist, they are definitely real and they exist in every corner of the world, it is just that we don’t have the ability to see it.
Throughout the years, Dorje Shugden has helped many people, so many testimonials explaining about how Dorje Shugden has helped them and saved them. This has also proven that when we pray to Dorje Shugden sincerely, he will help us to overcome difficulties and clear the obstacles that beyond our ability to solve.
Read here for many more testimonial:
Pastor Antoinette KassPosted on August 12, 2016 #12 Author
This article shows how precious the Dharma Protector is as he can save us from many dangerous situations. I rejoice for Rinpoche who was healed so fast that the doctor could hardly believe it. And I rejoice for Kecharians who witnessed what happened and who were able to meet Chojela, the oracle but especially Dorje Shugden who can help is in many ways.
Thank You Rinpoche for sharing !
SofiPosted on August 13, 2016 #13 Author
First and foremost, I wish to thank Choje-la for his kindness and compassion in coming to Malaysia to take trance in Lord Dorje Shugden to heal my precious Guru, H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. From his kindness, we are fortunate to have our Guru with us today. May we never be lacking in gaining merits to sustain and overcome our obstacles to our Dharma practise so as to create the cause for our Guru to remain with us for a very very very long time in this lifetime.
I have heard and read of many miraculous help from Lord Dorje Shugden transmitted through Choje-La and I was one of the fortunate ones to be present during Choje-la’s trance of Protector Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo in Kechara Forest Retreat last year. We were advised that it would be very auspicious to create a wealth box in Kechara Forest Retreat and I am so happy to have the merits to be able to work on this project. Choje-la is as Rinpoche had described, simple, gentle, kind and exude the purity of a strong vow holder. May we have the merits for Choje-la to take trance in the near future at Kechara Forest Retreat to bring Lord Dorje Shugden “alive” for the benefits of many many more people.
Julia TanPosted on August 13, 2016 #14 Author
Healing is just one of the power that Dorje Shugden is manifesting. This is not only a testimonial about how Dorje Shugden healed my guru, but to accomplish His duty of protecting the Dharma. Dorje Shugden must make sure H.E, the 25th Tsem Rinpoche will live very long in order to hold and spread the pure lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa. This is something science cannot explain but it did happened in front of my eyes and many students were there too. Hence devoted Dorje Shugden practitioners never easily give up their practice. This is not an article to show you how powerful Dorje Shugden was but anything can manifest due to the compassion of an enlightened being.
HelenaPosted on August 14, 2016 #15 Author
Thank you for sharing this beautiful article of the powerful healing from Protector. I still remember when Rinpoche feel very unwell few years back and with he help and blessing from DS. Rinpoche had healed. Much thanks to Choje-la. It may not have a scientific or medical explain on the recovery of Rinpoche sickness but I do believe the power of DS.
Thank you Choje-la and may Choje-la and Rinpoche live long and healthy.
Alice TayPosted on November 22, 2016 #16 Author
Choje-la is a highly trained monk who has been personally trained by the previous HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. He is a very knowledgeable monk, a very kindly, well-experienced monk who has no agenda, has very strong guru devotion, very pure in his monk vows and humble.
So glad to hear Choje-la healed H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche while taking a special trance. Hope Choje-la can often come to Malaysia which will beneficial to many people in Malaysia.