Dharma name of "Yeshe Thaye" (meaning Boundless of the Wisdom). All this was because of the kindness and blessings of Guru Lau. Rinpoche Further instructed us: "Those who have received higher initiations should swear to do their best to put into practice what they have been taught and help spread the Dharma. " (see Guru Lau's book on The Visit of His Holiness Dudjom Rinpoche to Hong Kong, 1972, p.44). This, indeed, has become my own motto ever since.

Photo 1.23 Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche with Yeshe Thaye in Hong Kong in 1984.

In 1981 and 1984, Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche again visited Hong Kong. In 1984, Rinpoche went to Taiwan for the consecration ceremony of Taichung Gompa. During his stay in both Hong Kong and Taiwan, Rinpoche gave the major empowerments, oral transmissions and teachings of the Dudjom Tersar, including the outer, inner, secret and innermost secret practices of Guru Rinpoche, Chimey Tsothig, Pema Gyalpo, Tsokye Thugthig, Khandro Thugthig, Pudri Rekpong, Hayagriva, Phowa, Thousand Buddhas" Empowerment, Special Longaevity practice and Dzogchen, among many other teachings. Rinpoche further instructed Guru Lau to translate all his sadhanas into Chinese, in order to transmit them to suitable vessels. Moreover, Rinpoche also suggested to Guru Lau that he should continued with his work in the three main areas of translation, Dharma teaching and his own practice. Finally, Rinpoche would personally bless Guru Lau so that his sincere wish to build a Tibetan-style monastery in Taiwan would be fulfilled.

Guru Lau's Extreme Kindness to Me

On January 22, 1983, I received the Word (or Fourth) Initiation of Samantabhadra and of Guru Rinpoche from Guru Lau, together with the "Root and Branch Samayas of the Guru's Body, Speech and Mind" and the "Samayas of Dzogpachenpo". This was the first, and also the last, time that Guru Lau himself personally bestowed the Fourth Initiation. He further instructed me on the three sections of Semde, Longde and Mang-ngade (particularly those practices pertaining to Thekchod and Thodgal) of Atiyoga (Dzogpa Chenpo), and to practice daily the postures of the Three Kayas, in order that he could transmit to me the Mang-nga of more advanced practices later on. At the same time, Guru Lau had appointed me as the vice-president of the Hong Kong centre in order to help with its daily activities. Before that , I was mainly responsible for helping to translate works from English into Chinese, and vice-versa.
the personal image of Guru Lau to many of his disciples was that of a very stern father, who was very strict towards his disciples as a father to his children. But, deep down inside, Guru Lau was in fact a very compassionate and kind loving teacher. An extremely good example was the case of Guru Marpa towards Milarepa, and so the Chinese saying is quite correct that "highly-acclaimed students come from strict teachers". Guru Lau always used historical figures and accounts, both Chinese and Western, in order to teach us from past experiences. Most Dharma brothers felt awe at Guru Lau's strictness, yet the loving kindness and compassion of Guru Lau towards me was boundless and unfathomable. On the other hand, Mrs. Guru Lau was the typical kind, loving mother , who saw the students as her own children. She always encouraged us to do our best so as to benefit both ourselves and others.

Guru lau's First call to Me to Uphold His Lineages

Knowing there were problems with his heart and kidneys, Guru Lau specifically asked me and my wife, before the offering of the long-life puja on Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche's birthday (June 10, 1986), to go to his room. There he asked me if I would be willing to uphold his lineages in the future. After serious consideration for seven days, I asked for Guru Lau's forgivenness saying that I did not think myself to be a suitable candidate in upholding his lineages, as both my study and ..CONTINUE..


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