Hope you are doing well. Here is the message from HE. Phakchok Rinpoche for Guru Rinpoche day on 9th December 2016.

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Kind regards,
The Practice of Compassion - Guru Rinpoche day message from HE. Phakchok Rinpoche
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9th December 2016 - The Practice of Compassion

Dear Friends Near and Far, 

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day again! I just want to say many good messages to all of you. 

The one thing I want to share with you this time is about the second particular Buddha or Bodhisattva in Tukdrub Barché Künsel, the Four-Armed Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig. I want to share about Guru Rinpoche and these kinds of practices he has done. He achieved the realization and gained the siddhis through these practices. Guru Rinpoche actually mentioned in Tukdrub Barché Künsel that he tried to benefit beings in many different ways. So Guru Rinpoche is saying that as a practitioner, we need to approach this in many different ways like blessing the water, the air, the sun, the soil, and the trees. As well as building stupas, blessing cemeteries, and cleansing babies when they are born. 
To benefit beings in many ways, Guru Rinpoche bestowed the practices of Chrenerzig, Amithāba Buddha, Medicine Buddha, and so forth.

Basically, my point is when you have compassion since it is very important. Compassion means you need to have small ways to benefit beings. So compassion needs aspiration. Aspiration is very important to do things based on the principle of compassion. Myself, I like to have an aspiration of propagating Dharma, and doing humanitarian work too. I'm quite interested in these things. I am very inspired to give and be generous as well. Similarly, I have many different ways of aspiration based on the principle of compassion. Only having a long life is not enough. We need to have a principled life, so that is the compassion based on action. That action can have a variety of forms, such as what Guru Rinpoche taught in Tukdrub Barché Künsel and the Avalokiteshvara mandalas. They have so many ways to benefit beings.

Now with that, I just want to send a short message that I wish for all of you to practice some compassion. Don't forget to try to do small things to benefit others. And try to remember and remind. Ok? 

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Thank you and Happy Guru Rinpoche Day. 
Sarva Mangalam,
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