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Why Swayambhunath?

Once upon a time, long before the dawn of history, aeons before the time of Buddha Shakyamuni, there was a vast lake in the Himalayas, hidden under which is a place now known as “Kathmandu”. Buddha Vipashyin, a Buddha of a very ancient past, came to Nepal to meditate. Wishing to give the local people there an object of worship, he threw a lotus seed into the lake.

When the lotus bloomed, a light shone from the center of its thousand petals and lit up the entire valley. Then Manjushri, the deity of perfect wisdom, who lived in the Five Peaks Mountain in China, flew there to drain the lake so that this lotus of light could benefit many beings. This lotus is now hidden under the high mound of earth called Swayambhunath Stupa or the Self-Arising Temple of Wisdom.

Of all the power places, Swayambhunath Stupa is well-known among saints, teachers and followers of ancient spiritual beliefs such as Hinduism, Jainism and Buddhism as one of the most genuine holy sites, where the primordial blessings are still in tact and where the healing energy is still very much vibrant and strong. As it is actively radiating the compassionate energy of wisdom that has the ability to cut through all the obscurations and defilements, any spiritual practice carried out for the benefit of oneself and all other beings will have definite benefits to achieve great accumulation of merit and wisdom.

His Holiness The Gyalwang Drukpa had spent many years looking for a space in the location of the holy stupa to build a Vajra Wheel specifically for the practice of Vajrasattva, who empowers the energy of purification and therefore great healing. With many disasters, wars and epidemics happening around the world these days, affecting the individual and collective livelihood of all the living beings inhabiting on the planet earth, this has become the most urgent mission to accomplish. A Vajra Wheel being erected at a primordially sacred site like Swayambhunath Stupa will be able to effectively and quickly purify immeasurable negativities, especially those related to broken vows and heinous actions.

 

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