On 8 Jul 2016, a group of 16 of us travelled from Singapore to Penang with Acho Rinpoche to take part in a public prayer organised by Konde Rinpoche on the following day. On our way to Penang, we saw an arc of rainbow appearing below our airplane, which was an auspicious sign.
On 9 Jul 2016, Konde Rinpoche and Acho Rinpoche jointly presided over the public prayer at The Straits Chinese Association of Penang. The prayer started from 10am and lasted till after 5pm. It was a long day packed with the various activities including a feast offering to Guru Rinpoche, a soul deliverance prayer, release of birds, smoke puja and the transmission of Tsa-lung Practice on Inner Heat Yoga. Someone took a photo using a smart phone, with one of the photos showing beautiful rainbow lights appearing while Acho Rinpoche was releasing the birds. We were standing outside the building but within a shaded area at that juncture, with no possible light source of such nature. It was indeed a clear sign of blessing from the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas, manifested in the form of rainbow light. Those present were indeed blessed for the eradication of negative karma and increase in spiritual connection with the Buddha Dharma, heading towards the path to enlightenment.
When we were burning the enrolment forms for soul deliverance outdoor, beautiful clouds appeared in the sky. One of which appeared in the form of a gigantic triangular-shaped tooth, which is one of the unique features of Ekajati. Acho Rinpoche affirmed the appearance of Ekajati and shared with the rest that she actually manifested a very gigantic appearance in space. Ekajati is the greatest protector of the Nyingma and also the manifestation of Samanthabdra Buddha. Not only that, Ekajati was the root guru, personal deity and protector of Guru Rinpoche. It was indeed a very rare occasion for Ekajati to grace an occasion like this. Later, we also made smoke puja offering to the sentient beings stranded in the lower realms which only feed on scent.
Finally, Konde Rinpoche transmitted the Tsa-lung practice by showing a set of basic breathing methods. He told the participants that one who masters the basic breathing methods could already build a healthy body. There are 53 other steps that are much more complex which have yet to be transmitted. A practitioner who could master the full Tsa-lung practice well could fly without the aid of modern technologies. He joked that those who could finally master the skill of flying could save on air tickets. Later, he shared with Acho Rinpoche that he had, in the past, witnessed some of the Tsa-lung practitioners who could leap from the floor to air in full lotus posture and remained still in air for a few minutes.
Ani Dhammadina was our host cum translator at the prayer. She did a beautiful translation of speeches made by Konde Rinpoche and Acho Rinpoche on the spot. She became a nun in Teravada Buddhism in Myanmar more than a decade ago. She practised the tradition of Maharshi on Four Mindfulness with vigour all these years, but she also helped in the propagation of Vajrayana Buddhism in Malaysia. Her spirit of “ligme” (non-sectarianism) is indeed very admirable.
On 10 Jul 2016, we flew back to Singapore. On our way home, we witnessed a rainbow circle surrounding our airplane – we are again in the company of the Buddhas, Bodhisattvas and the Protectors. We are very grateful indeed!
10-7-2016 Reported by Sun-Moon-KFS