Message from Rinpoche for those chanting the Seven Line Prayer
Published on 03 November 2015
Rinpoche just sent us a message about the accumulation of the Seven Line Prayer -
"I request that those who are participating chant and count as accurately as possible.
When I say “accurately,” I am not talking particularly about pronunciation or speed. Of course the main thing is always guru devotion and one-pointed trust in Guru Rinpoche. But here I am talking about clicking the mala.
Especially so-called older practitioners often have a habit of clicking and counting the mala very fast. So for instance, in one Seven-Line Prayer, they may habitually click the mala about seven times.
That is not only a misdeed, but adding their wrong count to the group total may cause others to think they don’t need to chant. So please count very accurately.
And although individuals can always chant – and I am sure there are very many people chanting and praying to Guru Rinpoche individually – it is sometimes much more effective to do this as a group.
Just like trying to lift a big mountain or something very heavy, many people coming together to pray and joining hands in a group effort can achieve wonderful things through teamwork.
That’s why we have the concepts of 'Operation Skull Garland' and 'Operation Following in Your Footsteps'."
— Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse
Please remember that this initative is for the accumulation of the Seven Line Prayer, not for the Vajra Guru Mantra. Of course, people are welcome to do Vajra Guru mantras as well, but the accumulation request is only for the Seven Line Prayer.
WEB SITE NOW LIVE
The web site for this global Seven Line Prayer accumulation is now live. Please visit: www.followingyourfootsteps.org for more information about how you can participate.
HAPPY LHABAB DUCHEN!