I was first introduced to Dorje Shugden by my Lama about 10 years ago during a time of economic recession when our family businesses were badly affected. My Lama kindly requested his own Lama to give the oral transmission of the Dorje Shugden mantra to myself and my husband. At the time, I really had no idea who Dorje Shugden was and had not heard of the controversy surrounding Dorje Shugden. I just followed the advice that my Lama gave me.
From that time onwards, Dorje Shugden became my main Dharma Protector. I would do all my prayers daily without fail and put my trust wholeheartedly in him. Whatever assignments or retreats I was given – such as to complete 10,000 serkyem offerings and 10 million mantra recitations! – I would do and complete them happily and without any hesitation or complaint as I trusted my Lama 100%. I knew that all the prayers I needed to do were to help me clear the obstacles we were facing and that Dorje Shugden’s practice was the fastest way to remove the heavy negative karma that we were experiencing.
Looking back all these years, Dorje Shugden has helped me and my family so much. Even during those difficult times, we still had food on the table and a roof over our heads. We were able to get through those years without facing many difficulties. Our financial situation improved quickly and everything in our lives improved and continued smoothly. I can now only repay the kindness of my Protector by being sincere and honest in my Dharma practice and by putting in more effort towards my spiritual growth.
It is also through the blessings of Dorje Shugden, whom I have placed my trust and faith in, that I had the fortune to find sponsors and support to help me set up a branch of our Dharma centre in another city, to spread the doctrine of Lama Tsongkhapa and benefit the people here.
Now, through the blessings of my Dharma Protector, I am able to commit myself more towards my spiritual practices. I have more confidence in myself to pursue what I want to do and not be hindered by family commitments. Now, even my family supports my Dharma work.
I am glad that I did not give up my Dharma practice when I was faced with obstacles. Without the help from my Lama and Dorje Shugden, who have patiently helped and guided me throughout all these years, I would not be who I am today. I am glad that I have moved on compared to most of my old friends who are still stuck in their secular world.
To my Guru and my Protector, thank you for saving me and giving me the best gift – the gift of Dharma.
~ Pema ~