Three months long oral transmission of Kanjyur ends
The three months long oral transmission of Kanjyur, the teaching of Lord Buddha held at Kuenselphodrang presided over by His Holiness The Je Khenpo ended on Friday.
The Shingkhar lama Ngodup Dorji said that the Kanjyur letter “ka” is the command of the teaching of the Buddha “njyur” means to translate or transform.
“What we transform here is the teaching of Buddha that is supposed to talk in Sanskrit that is now in India. Eventually those are translated into Choekay that we have today,” said Lam Ngodup Dorji.
Lama added that it is beneficial as whatever teaching we have as a Buddhist has been incorporated and literally there are three baskets of Vinaya, Sutra and Abhidharma. And what’s happening here is that the last session of Abhidharma and the first thing is that they are three things called Wang, Lhung and Thri.
This three literally means the Wang and followers are to practice on any deities, it’s any practice that you want to engage us often and Lhung is like the base of the support and Lhung a containment that be it Wang, Lhung or Thri. Lama added that it’s sort of the containment but when it comes in Tertoen its treasury values but Lhung comes from the Buddha and it’s been brought down to us to the unbroken linage from another teacher that’s how we need to reflect. We know these are to be Dharma or empowerment where we relay or how do we authenticate ourselves. We authenticate by Lhung because it is the teaching of Buddha himself that is being continuously brought down to us. “So in receiving that we will get the teaching,” right now it is Kanjyur but a Lhung of anything, any teaching that is unbrokenly transmitted from words to mass. It also a Lhung but the instruction is different things.
He added that they had a big challenged with managing a big crowed, he said that they were a number of groups who volunteered to served meal but as a time pass, they had tough time to get volunteers.
Lama also added that hygiene was a big issue when we have big gathering. But Bhutan Toilet Organization has placed temporary toilet in and around the campus which help them lot to keep the area clean.
However, despite of challenges, thousands of people came for oral transmission. Amongst them, Aum Chencho Om 71-year from Namseling said that though she faced lots of challenges still she used to attend the oral transmission.
She said that though the Kanjyur has been held for three months, but she could attended for the last 10 days despite of challenges she faced. She attended the oral transmission because she knew the benefit of it. “The Kanjyur, it will teach and show our way to heaven after our death.”
For Tshering 77 years, from Namseling who also could attend only for ten days said that it really benefited for him to find the path after his death. He added that because of this oral transmission, he wish he will not encounter with obstacles after his death.
Meanwhile, for the Kanjyur oral transmission, more than 1000’s devotees attended daily from across the country and as far from Tawang.