Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

Tara Blessing Beats Down Syndrome

Little Healthy Baby

In March this year, Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche received a request for guidance from an Australian student who was in her thirteenth week of pregnancy. She and her husband were alarmed by the result of the Ultra Sound Scan of her foetus which indicated the sign of a high risk of Down Syndrome for the baby. Wishing to do the right thing for the baby, they immediately turned to Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche for help.

Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche advised the pregnant student that she must do all that she can to take good care of herself and the new life inside of her. He explained to her that children come into our lives as a direct result of our past karmic relationship with them. Regardless of the Ultra Sound Scan's result, she must accept the fruition of her past action and welcome the forthcoming birth with all the motherly love of one who is expecting the arrival of her first child. He reassured her not to worry about what may or may not happen in the future and that she must maintain firm faith that he will do what he can to help her! The student was also instructed to supplicate the protection of Tara by attending Tara Puja practices at her local Pathgate Dharma Centre.

In late September, the baby was born in perfect health with no sign of Down Syndrome and sporting a pair of distinctive thick earlobes. On hearing the news, Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche explained the miraculous turn-around is the result of successful Dharma practices that speed up the earlier ripening of latent positive karmic imprint for the baby, and that the new mother should direct her gratitude to the blessing and protection of Tara.