藏曆年初四去度母宮和敏珠林 The 4th Day of the New Year Was A Busy Day

110303 Sakya Center Vajrakilaya Puja 098今天薩迦法王開始例行的上午10-12點接見大眾。我前往拜年兼辭行。

人很多,等著見法王的人們排隊排到院子裡一長串。所以我先上去見寶金剛仁波切,回到樓下會客室時已經快十二點了,還是川流不息,不過不用排長隊了。

Today is the first day when HH Sakya Trizin resumed his daily audience after the losar break. I went to get some blessings for the new year. Many people shared the same idea so there were a long queue extending to the courtyard.

法王心情很好,笑呵呵的。前後都有人,所以只很簡短的拜年和請示一個問題。不管我用英文說什麼,法王都笑瞇瞇地用“中文”回答。擲骰子時,還拿到我面前擲,給我看結果——我要是看得懂就不用問他了呀~哈哈,一直都是聽他用英文教學,沒想到還有機會聽他溜幾句中文。

Though it was towards the very end of his 10-12am audience time when I got to see him, HH was tirelessly in very good mood, smiling all the time, and talked to me almost all in Chinese! It was such a cheerful moment: I said a few words in English and he responded a few words in Chinese 🙂 I did not even know that he can speak some Chinese.

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然後是去火車站買火車票。連續幾天印度鐵路公司的網站都在當機,所以只能親自去排隊。雖說是外國人可以排在第一個限購當日票的窗口,還是排了兩個小時。火氣直線上升,因為覺得對陪我去的喇嘛很不好意思。

Then I had to go to the train station to purchase train ticket to Delhi. The Indian Raillway website has been down for several days. The queue was so long that it took me more than two hours and I felt so sorry to the monks who brought me there.

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喇嘛原本只是要帶我去看敏珠林大佛塔的,沒想到我先是在度母宮磨蹭了一陣子,然後又卡在火車站。等我們到Clement Town時已經快三點,喇嘛們都餓壞了。
When we finally got to Clement Town, it was 3pm already. We had a late lunch, then took a quick look of the monasteries in this rather big Tibetan settlement.

敏珠林的大白塔果然名不虛傳,真的是很大。四周環境優美,像個公園。藏民都在慶祝新年,於是草坪上坐著的不是來野餐的印度家庭,就是一對對的印度情侶。110308 Clement Town 013

估計來這裏的情侶很多,而且行為可能不太符合寺廟規矩。所以到處都有牌子寫著“請勿公開示愛”。 還有一個有趣的牌子是“此處禁食花生”。

The great stupa here is indeed quite impressive. Mindrolling is very spacious and well managed. You really feel it is a “center”for study something great and the scale of everything here is indeed great, from the stupa to the outdoor buddha statue.

這裏的園丁不錯,花很多,春意盎然。
Clement Town must have very good gardeners so that every monastery here are decorated with numerous flowers all over the places.
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艷陽高照,還是有喇嘛頂著烈日在大佛像前做功課。
Under the blazing sun, there is a monk carrying out his practice in front of the huge Buddha statue.
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最高興的是看到了一樹幾十隻的綠色橘喙長尾鸚鵡。上一次看到同樣的鳥兒是在菩提迦耶大覺寺佛塔的上層,一邊大禮拜,一邊看它們在佛塔上遊戲。這吉祥緣起讓我在火車站的火氣完全平息,回到快樂的好心情。
The day trip was ended with a tree of 30+ beautiful green long-tailed orange-beak parrots. I saw the same birds staying at the top section of Mahabodhi stupa at Bodhgaya. Seeing the same birds again in such a great quantity and short distance made me very happy again.  
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2 Responses to 藏曆年初四去度母宮和敏珠林 The 4th Day of the New Year Was A Busy Day

  1. 为何不可以吃花生?怕乱丢花生壳吗?

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