Guru Lau's intention of learning the Tibetan language was to translate the important works of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche so that Chinese people can receive his precious nectar, to sustain Rinpoche's Dharma lineages on Chinese soil and to have them spread far and wide. Not many people knew of the difficulties that Guru Lau encountered during the years he spread the Dharma. Indeed, the intentions of Guru Lau were that of the Shepherd and of the Boatman. Since 1972, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche sent a lot of Tibetan works to Guru Lau, more than 100 volumes, including the "Kanjur" and the "Nyingma Gyubum". This further Guru Lau's determination to learn the Tibetan language.

Photo 1.24 Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche bestowed the Lotus Hat to Guru Lau at his residence at Thamel, Nepal in 1981

During his stay in Taiwan, Guru Lau had established Dharma centres in Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung and Tainan respectively, in order to fulfill his own Bodhicitta Vow of upholding the Victory Banner of the Holy

Photo 1.21 Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche with Yeshe Thaye in Hong Kong in 1972
Dharma. In 1979, Guru Lau published a quarterly journal, to be distributed free of charge to peoples all over the world. At the same time, he also established the Secret Vehicle Publications in order to circulate many precious Buddhist texts for the Chinese people.
All throught these years, Guru Lau translated the works of Guru Rinpoche, of the 1st Panchen Lama, and of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and many ohter works into Chinese. Also, there were other translated manuscripts that had never been published before.

Photo 1.22 The handwritings of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche (with his thumb) and of Guru Lau.
Guru Lau thus decided to collect all these works into a "Collected Works of Vajrayana" in a three-set series, each with five volumes. However, there were seome people in Taiwan who were against him in doing so and tried to discredit him by saying that he was "selling the inheritance of the Buddha". In order to do what he thought was right,

Photo 1.25 Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche and Guru Lau in 1981
Guru Lau specifically went to Nepal in 1981 to ask for special permission of Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche in this particular undertaking. Rinpoche was extremely overjoyed by Guru Lau's sincere intention and immediately wrote a letter, introducting Guru Lau to all his disiciples and Dharma centres. In fact, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche especially bestowed upon Guru Lau the Lotus hat and Dharma robe to show his great approval of Guru Lau's works.

Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche's Visits to Hong Kong & Taiwan

Guru Lau had recommended to Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, who was visiting Hong Kong for the first time in 1972, to bestow advanced initiations to some of his disciples. Hence, on October 27, 1972, I was most fortunate to have received the Vajra Acarya (Dorje Lobpon) Initiation of Vajrasattva and its samayas from Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche. At the same time, I was also give the Tibetan ..CONTINUE..


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