Buddha statue empowered and filled with relics by H.H. the Dalai Lama
A small statue made of stone in Nepal, filled up with relics and gifted to Raimondo by H.H. the Dalai Lama when Raimondo was writing his "The Dalai Lama and the King Demon" book about the controversy of Gyalpo Shugden.
Donated by Raimondo Bultrini
Raimondo received the Buddha statue on his birthday, along with the statue of a lungta horse and a pen. "Since you are writing a book on our culture and religion - he said - I want to give you these objects". The journalist first met H.H. the Dalai Lama (one year before the Nobel Prize reception) thanks to the advice and introduction of Namkhai Norbu Rinpoche, at the end of the 1988 trip during which he accompanied the Master to Tibet.
Raimondo asked His Holiness if each statue or object had an intrinsic value, a life of its own beyond our perceptive mind. "He laughed and said that no - remembers Raimondo - an entire altar is only an object to bring the mind into the pacified state of primordial symbols and the natural state, and the image of Buddha unites all the traditions originating from common teaching". The Dalai Lama added that the lungta is the vehicle of good news spread through the elements in time and space. His Holiness gave numerous interviews to our Vajra brother over the past ten years of research for the book on the "demon".
The book explores the historical and religious dimension of Gyalpo Shugden cult towards which our Master has expressed the same reservations as the Dalai Lama in numerous retreats all over the world, and invited Raimondo to deepen the topic by helping him with translations and conversations that took place in various years between 1988 and 2008.