THOUGHT OF JIGME ZANGPO: May 2014

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Why Happy Teachers Day?

We know teachers are greatest in the world. They are everything to us. I quote Dzongkha proverb “ཕ་བླ་མ་མེད་པའི་གོ་རིལ་ནང།         བུ་སངས་རྒྱས་རྒྱས་པའི་མིང་ཡང་མེད།          བཀལ་པ་སྟོང་གི་སངས་རྒྱས་ཀྱང། བླ་མ་བདག་ལ་བསྟོན་ནས་འབྱུང།” I unquote. It state that there won’t be Buddha if there is no teacher. All Buddha who attain nirvana are because of their teacher. Knowing the statement, we have to pay our respect to all the teacher of three times, past, present and future as a gratitude. Gratitude doesn’t mean by giving of something but with your pure heart praying for their long and prosperous life mean a lot.  
Pay your gratitude to all teachers of three time. The reason for our respect as per Dzongkha proverb “ཚིག་གཅིག་བསྟོན་པའི་སློབ་དཔོན་ལ། སློབ་དཔོན་ཏག་ཏུ་མ་འཇལ་ན།  ཁྱི་སྐྱེ་བ་ལྔ་བརྒྱ་ལན།          མད་ཆ་ཅན་དུ་སྐྱེ་བར་འབྱུར།” I unquote. It emphasis that if we fail to pay our gratitude to our teachers, we will rebirth as dog in next life for 500 times. We may rebirth as human after 500 times of being born as dog but it is believe we will born with missing sense of organs.
With above two quote, it touches the bottom of my heart sensing the greatest of teachers.
Having read above sentences, let us pay our pure gratitude for their selfless dedication and commitment in their duty.

Happy Teacher’s Day. Have a long life.