Lunar New Year Greetings 2017

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Tashi delek!

Here is my Lunar New Year Greetings for all of you.

Tomorrow we will enter into a completely new beginning. When we look back at this past year, we have been delighted by moments of accomplishments, and disappointed by things that have slipped by. But whatever is the case, we have to bid a peaceful farewell to the past.

In this new year, I hope that everything can develop in the proper directions, and wish that everyone will be able to undertake their parts which is theirs to act upon, where everything will go smoothly.

An altruistic mind is what lies underneath the ease and freedom from obstacles. One has to develop right views to give rise to free and joyful feelings. If we engage in healthy behaviour with our own body, speech,and mind, then we will be better able to benefit others, and become more capable to protect the world and the environment in which we live.

The new year bell chimes like the emissary of impermanence, reminding us to seek our true self and inner peace at this present moment.

Not forgetting, the purpose of possessing something is to be happy, and there is nothing to be sad about when we lose it. We should be skillful in using the gift of “dependent origination and emptiness”.

It is only when we strive to benefit others then we are able to diminish our own afflictions. We must be diligent in our practice, purify those negative energies that tend to cause us trouble, and live in naked openness.

Beginning is a symbol of primordial purity. A new beginning is a chance to return to this purity. We must believe that our original nature is not filled with disapproval and hostility, but rather goodness and gentleness. I wish everyone will surely have a blessed new year!

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