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Title: Footprints on the Journey: Auspicious Dream- Khenpo Sodargye
Post by: UK Bodhi Association on April 05, 2016, 04:22:04 pm
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Auspicious Dream


When I woke up, the clock had just struck six.

I had a good dream last night. As an ordinary person, I couldn’t help feeling overjoyed, even knowing that all dreams are but illusory. I wavered on whether to write down the dream. In the end, to do so got the upper hand.

This is the third time that I dreamed of Mipham Rinpoche since I left Chengdu.

The first dream happened when I was in the hospital. In it, I received a transmission to teach the Commentaries on Distinguishing Dharma and Dharmata. The second time, which was also during my hospitalization, I was given the transmission of Distinguishing the Middle and the Extremes and the Gateway to Knowledge. Upon waking up, I was so proud of myself and could barely hold back my strong urge to immediately translate or teach others the transmissions that I had just received.

Last night, Mipham Rinpoche appeared as three different persons in turn. When the last one came, I clearly sensed that the emanation must be Mipham Rinpoche. He looked like a Kham layman in his 40s, with hair gleaming black and eyes brimming with vigor. He had thick dark eyebrows and snow-white teeth; his tanned face had a rosy tint. Wearing blue Tibetan brocade, he pleasantly settled to the left side of my bed. A deep sense of reverence arose in my heart and I felt that he is the wisdom embodiment of all the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas. He seemed amicable, and I sought his advice on the questions I always had…. When I woke up, I could still feel the warmth of his body, and I dared not touch the place where he had been moments ago.

Some people disapprove of talking about dreams. Rigdzin Jigme Lingpa once said: “A good dream, after being disclosed, will never come back again.” Our revered H.H. Jigme Phuntsok Rinpoche also taught: “A tiger can leap quite far, but a frog just cannot follow suit.” It seems that talking about one’s dreams is not a good idea. Anyway, now I have said it, and that’s it.

Yet what puzzles me still is that I have prayed most earnestly to the Omniscient Longchen Rabjam for many years, yet he has never appeared in any of my dreams. Why? I have no answer!

Here, I am only describing a good dream that came to me just once in a blue moon. Should I recount all my bad dreams, they would be nothing but long filthy foot wraps.


At dawn, 23th of January, Year of RenWu
March 6, 2002
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