Gem of Wisdom for Daily Reflection: 

The Miraculous Power Of Prayers

Alena before prayer request Alena after prayer request Alena after prayer request

Shakyamuni Buddha has said that all diseases are caused by the three poisons of grasping, aversion, and delusion, which created the collective karma behind the arising of natural disasters, human calamities and incurable diseases during the degenerate age. For more than thirty years, many Pathgate students and their friends have been requesting prayers from Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche whenever they are confronted by insufferable difficulties in their life.

On the evening of 12th June this year, a Pathgate student in Germany sent an urgent prayer request to Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche for her brother’s girlfriend Aishah who had an abortion in Malaysia a few months earlier. Since then, her heart had stopped several times, and she had to spend a lot of time in hospital where her condition became so deteriorated that her breathing stopped completely that very day and required artificial life-support to sustain her vegetative state. The doctors considered the option to switch off her artificial life-support unless there was significant improvement within the next 48 hours. Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche promptly replied that he will do what he can. By the following morning, the previously unconscious Aishah had woken up and her heart started functioning again, much to the relief of everyone. Heartfelt gratitudes from their families were immediately relayed to Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche.

Several days later, the update of a baby named Alena who was born in Australia with a floppy larynx condition which made it difficult for her to breathe, to suck or to swallow, and had to be half fed by tube, was relayed to Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche by her father who has previously requested help for himself when he was suffering from prostate cancer a few years earlier. Alena’s father was very grateful that her condition has since improved to the extent that she no longer requires feeding by tube, and now displays all the signs of a healthy baby.

These latest examples of the miraculous power of prayer were once again demonstrated by Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche, who has revealed during past teachings that the effectiveness of prayer can only be amplified through the unifying of one’s compassionate wishes and one’s store of merits with the unswerving devotion of guru yoga to create the spontaneous connection between the nature of one’s mind with the enlightened essence of sameness in dharmata - the nature of all phenomena - that effectuate the positive changes for the benefit of others in their time of need.

Another notable example on the efficacy of prayer occurred during the Pathgate Summer Retreat in 2009 when students bore witness to the unfolding of miraculous events through the power of prayers offered by Lama Dondrup Dorje Rinpoche, when uncontrollable wildfires broke out all over Greece as detailed in the Pathgate News special feature ‘Puja of Compassion vs Wildfires in Greece’.  Click here to read the special feature.