Rashes ( Recovering ).
Carousell – Shell, Wheel, Phurba, Refugee Tree, Statue.
Finally decided to get the items from the carousell seller after a long wait. Somehow these items appeared on the listing when I was looking for them but for one reason or another I just procrastinated.
The surprise came when I met the seller. We chatted while I was checking through the items and I came to realized that he was the chairman of the Tibetan Buddhist Centre which I first received my refuge and initiation. That time I wasn’t connected to Buddhism but just followed my friends to the centre and it happened that Wangchuk Rinpoche was there giving teaching and I just followed everyone else through the whole refuge taking and initiation without know what it was. After that I totally forgot about the thing.
It was after many years later when I was telling a fellow Tibetan Buddhism practitioner about the obstacles that I faced and he reminded me that it could be due to my disrespect to my Guru. By then I have already took refuge under Lobsang Rinpoche. I was very puzzled as I didn’t remember of anything that I might have showed disrespect to my Guru (Lobsang Rinpoche). Then one night something just strike me while I was reading about Guru Rinpoche, I suddenly remember about the refuge and initiation I had previously taken.
I then went to check with a friend KF as he was the one who have introduced the centre to me and my friends and it was then I found out that the Rinpoche that has given me my first refuge and initiation was Wangchuk Rinpoche. Since then I repented, asked for forgiveness at my altar and make acknowledgement to Wangchuck Rinpoche as my first refuge Guru. But unfortunately I have not have the chance to meet Wangchuk Rinpoche again. The carousell seller, Justin after knowing my story said he will help me arrange to meet Wangchuk Rinpoche when he next transit in Singapore. Rejoice!
The world is so small and it seems like it is predestined. Looking forward to meet Wangchuck Ringpoche again.