Three months long oral trans­mis­sion of Kan­jyur ends

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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.

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