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Posted by Kelsang Phumwang June 10, 2016 1 43

I am a very poor student with many obstacles and I have made MANY mistakes during my practicing career. Is it possible that Dorje...

I am a very poor student with many obstacles and I have made MANY mistakes during my practicing career.
Is it possible that Dorje Shigden would ever reach a point where he would give up on me and reject me or be forced to not offer me protection. This weighs heavily on my mind at the moment but I think I’m on the verge of improvement, because I have been taking positive steps which has raised my courage and confidence. Any helpful advice would be most appreciated! Peace, Love and Bledsings to all living beings ( though you predominantly, in this context!! ) x

  • Answer from Pastors


    June 11, 2016 #1 Author

    Dear Kelsang Phumwang,

    Thank you for your question. I am sorry to hear that you feel that you have made many mistakes in your practice. But you need to remember that the only way to truly progress on our spiritual journey is to learn from our mistakes, and then make the effort to ensure they do not occur again. Those who do not make mistakes and then overcome them, cannot progress on the journey to enlightenment. Please do not be sad that you may have made mistakes in the past, we must concentrate what we are doing now. In fact you should be happy as you now know what you need to do.

    As Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being, an emanation of Manjushri, by definition he would never give up on you or any other sentient being for that matter. One of the qualities of an enlightened being is that they have ultimate compassion, equal for all beings. As operating from this compassion, there is no way that he will give up on us, no matter the mistakes we have made. As long as we recognise these mistakes, make a conscious effort to refrain from repeating them, make amends if our mistakes have caused others harm, and purify these mistakes, then Dorje Shugden will always be there to help us.

    From what you have written, you are making positive changes in your life and practice at the moment, so you are overcoming your mistakes, which is a wonderful thing. Dorje Shugden will never abandon you as long as you do not generate the negative karma to block his presence in your life. You can be sure of that. The spiritual journey can be challenging at time, as with all of our journeys in life, but I rejoice that you are overcoming your mistakes, and bettering yourself. I hope this short answer helps.

    And thank you very much for your wishes of love, peace and most of all your blessings, I cherish them.

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