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The three month long oral transmission of kajyur, initiated by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, ended on Friday
The three month long oral transmission of kajyur which was held beginning august this year at Kuenselphodrang in the capital ended on Friday.
Presided over by His Holiness the Je Khenpo, more than 30,000 devotees including monks, nuns, and lay practitioners have received the kajyur ja loong (translated words) from His Holiness the Je Khenpo.
Devotees form Ladakh, Sikkim, Nepal, and Darjeeling and aboard also attended the oral transmission of kajyur in last three months. A group led by the administrator of two largest monasteries in Ladakh, India, also offered their Ku-Sung-Thug-Gi-Mendrel to His Holiness the Je Khenpo.
A 65-year-old woman, Thujey Zam, says that she feels blessed and accomplished for having accomplished the feat of attending the kajyur loong for three times in her entire lifetime. “I am blessed and have fulfilled my dream of receiving the blessings from His Holiness the Je Khenpo who personally presided over the initiation ceremonies for three entire months.”
On October 28 the members of Royal Family, prime minister, Hon’ble speaker of national assembly, opposition leader, cabinet ministers and members of parliament, senior government officials and officials from the Thai consulate office in Bhutan offered prayers and lighted a thousand butter lamps in memory of late Majesty King of Thailand, King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
In another occasion, Her Majesty the Royal Grandmother, Ashi Kezang Choden Wangchuk accompanied by members of the royal family offered ku-sung-thu-gi-mendrel to his holiness Je Khenpo. Her Majesty also granted lunch to all the monks and devotees gathered at Kenselphodrang.
Nidup, an 83-year-old from Zhemgang, said that the event was an opportunity of a lifetime. “I truly feel blessed to have received the loong initiations from His Holiness the Je Khenpo who is a true incarnate of the bodhisattva himself. I can now die a content man knowing that I have received the most prestigious blessings in my lifetime.”
Meanwhile, His Holiness the Je Khenpo consecrated the Kajyur Serdenma (scriptures written in gold) coinciding with the conclusion of the oral transmission of Kajyur on Friday.
Kajyur is a set of Holy Scriptures, containing the teachings and wisdoms of the Buddha. Kajyur is considered the most precious and profound teachings and translated words of Shakyamuni Buddha. It includes the entire 84,000 different teachings that Shakyamuni gave to his disciples. Ka” is the word of Buddha and “jyur” means translation.
Of the total four Kajyur loongs conducted by His Holiness till date, the ceremony at the Kenselphodrang in Thimphu was the first of its kind after the Buddha Dodrenma statue was consecrated in the capital.