The much awaited Tibetan religious event which is taught by His Holiness the Dalai Lama commenced yesterday at the holy place of Bodh Gaya. His Holiness the Dalai Lama while carrying out the ritual ceremony of the 34th Kalachakra Initiations yesterday, he also advised the large number of devotees gathered at the venue that the purpose of the Kalachakra initiations is to make transformation within oneself.
The 34th Kalachakra which is being organized by the Central Tibetan Administration headed by Sikyong Dr. Lobsang Sangay was postponed from its original schedule of January 2015 to this year. So the Kalachakra teaching ground was jam-packed by more than one lakh ardent devotees–ordained and lay people–who had come from over 17 different countries including China, Mongolia, US, Australia and many across the world according to the official report.
His Holiness said: “Many of you have come here, leaving the comforts of your home, for spiritual practice and dharma. But regarding spirituality, you need to practice in order to draw blessings of the Kalachakra. Through mere prayers, you can’t draw this kind of inspiration and therefore you must strive for transformation of your mind and to the best your ability, try to integrate the teachings and train your mind.”
“The purpose of receiving the Kalachakra initiation is to make transformation within oneself. Therefore, having come here for the Kalachakra, your goal should be that you will become better in your spiritual practice. If you can do that, the purpose of coming here is served.” His Holiness advised his devotees.
“The transformation of mind cannot happen by receiving teachings in few days. You are sowing the seed for enlightenment, His Holiness added.