On 11th November 2015, in Karak Highway, Pahang, Malaysia… the rain started to pour. The rain wasn’t too heavy, but it kept going for many hours which eventually caused a massive landslide on the Highway which blocked the road heading towards Kuala Lumpur and also the road heading towards Pahang. During this times of trouble, our state police team, JKR, and many government based bodies came forward quickly to clear up the landslide, redirect cars from the danger and saved those that was trapped in the landslide.
My Lama, Tsem Rinpoche soon came to know of this natural disaster that happened and immediately, with great concern for the government officials that were working in the middle of the night, under the rain; Rinpoche set out with a few students to give some hot drinks and snacks as Rinpoche knew they must be cold and hungry.
It was truly touching to see Rinpoche and his little ‘elves’ running around in the middle of the night, in the rain, and even with a slight risk of danger or getting caught in flash floods and landslides. While everyone ran away from the danger zone, Rinpoche marched in to do whatever He can for the community. The true act of a Bodhisattva, who sees no boundaries or limitations, Rinpoche helps and cares for all regardless of race, religion and social background.
I can’t thank the Buddhas enough for connecting me with such a compassionate Lama and to be amongst Dharma brothers and sisters who are so devoted to the Dharma, which is the teaching on how we can be an absolutely awesome person =)