Liberating for Rinpoche's Long Life
Practices for Rinpoche’s Health and Long Life
As many of you know, Khadro-la (Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma) has provided advice for practices that FPMT centers, projects, services and students can do to help remove obstacles to Lama Zopa Rinpoche’s health and long life. One of the practices that Khadro-la specifically mentioned was to liberate many animals.
Animal liberation is a powerful Buddhist practice often done to prolong life when an untimely death is threatening. According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche in “Liberating Animals” (FPMT Practice book), the practice of liberating animals is primarily for prolonging life and the recitation of mantras is more for healing sickness and providing protection from the harmful beings that become conditions for certain diseases.
He goes on to say:
“It is best to liberate an animal that you are able to look after yourself. By feeding them every day, you perform the Dharma practice of giving charity and create much good karma, the cause of happiness.”Read more...