Losar 2019 The Year of the Female Pig
~ A personal message from Lama Jigmé Namgyal ~
“Hereby I wish you all a beautiful year to come. My wish is that you will make the strong decision to let go of any last years’ negativities, habits and problems. Whether they are family related, or company related or anything, let them go and make new positive habits. Develop this positive side because when you really make this decision, then everything is possible.
I hope that everybody who sees this message will try, as much as they can, to be aware of their own behaviours and will not gossip, be non-violent in thought, word and action, will not harm themselves and others, and will be peaceful. Wherever you may go, bring as much peace and harmony as possible, no matter the circumstances. This can make life much more useful and meaningful, not only for yourself, but also for others.
The environment is also everybody’s responsibility, and therefor I strongly requests you to stop buying plastic or products wrapped up in plastic, so there will be less pollution. Keep your environment as pure as you can. We all have to take our responsibility and protect our environment and the animals and human beings that live in it, so we can all live in harmony.
Sometimes we believe we have no choice and we feel like we can only do something in a certain way. Then please remember that things don’t have to be done in a forceful way. There are many other positive and peaceful ways! Sometimes we maybe just have to let go of what we believe, or what we are thinking, or of what our society is thinking. Let us be a good example for the younger generation, by living in a harmonious way. This way the future generation can see how to live in a calm and peaceful and harmonious way as much as possible. And if you think this is too much for you, then please don’t be a bad example.
My wishes for all of you and your family is to be happy and to live in a society where we love and trust each other. Remember that when you don’t trust, it is not always necessary to immediately give up. Please be more open and friendly, and clarify things if needed. Develop trust. Sometimes it just needs a little time to gradually develop in a direct or indirect way.
If you have received any of my teachings in the past, please don’t mix them with your ego or habits of your conceptual ego-believe. Please show what is real true meditation. Real meditation has power, which results in having a more and more clear view. Maybe you recognize and realize what Nature Mind is. When your mind is more clear, you can see with a right view, a more positive view. This way you can easily live in harmony with the people around you and have healthy relationships.
Do not follow your wrong habits or repeat the past. Let them go. There are so many ways to be positive. When you understand Nature Mind, then just keep your mind positive. Focus on the values only. I really hope more of you will see the positive side and switch to the positive channel and live in a positive way. This way everyday becomes more useful and valuable. Thát is Happy New Year, for you and your family and loved ones.
And, always remember: short times patience, long time benefit. In this way it ís possible.
Good luck and tashi delek*!
Lama Jigmé Namgyal
*Tashi delek is traditionally used as part of a larger invocation on Losar. Tashi means auspicious and Delek (or Deleg, Deleh) means fine or well. It is difficult and perhaps impossible to translate properly into English. Different authors render it as “Blessings and good luck” or “May all auspicious signs come to this environment”.