New Year’s Greetings for 2011 from Ringu Tulku

Another year has passed like a dream.
We observed calamity after calamity.
Are we about to make our world unliveable
With our greed, short sightedness and ignorance?

Watching the Dalai Lama and a host of great beings
I find courage to look at the brighter side.
There is no use lamenting and losing heart.
We all have the fortune to choose what we do.

A little bird poured a mouthful of water on the forest fire.
“This may not put down the fire,” she said,
“But I like to be counted among those who tried to help”.
Let us do something that might help us and our fellow beings.

What an immense challenge we face!
What a great opportunity we have!
With a joyful smile and heart filled with kindness
Let us embrace the challenges of the coming New Year.

Wishing you a most wonderful new year in 2011.

Ringu Tulku

1 thought on “New Year’s Greetings for 2011 from Ringu Tulku”

  1. Rinpoche, after reading your New Year’s message, I rejoice that I can be that little bird with a mouthful of water. Watching you, and benefitting from your wisdom mind, I have more courage to acknowledge the calamities and to appreciate the good fortune of having choices in what I do. It’s so easy to turn to distraction to avoid pain.
    I pray that I may always remember your teachings and bring them to fruition for the benefit of all sentient beings. May your life be very long, filled with good health, and may all of your aspirations be fulfilled! Please bless us with the compassion of your wisdom mind, students like me, with heads like iron wood.

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