The Power of Hello

We just celebrated Losar here in Kalimpong, and could hear the Tibetans in the street even at 3AM calling to each other or from their open windows, “Losar Tashi Delek! Losar Tashi Delek! Losar Tashi Delek! Happy New Year!" If “Losar Tashi Delek” has the best effect, everyone greeted would be blessed with the four great wishes. (1)

There is a special heartfelt quality when someone calls out to their friends and family, “Losar Tashi Delek! Happy New Year!” as opposed to “Oh, good morning, good to see you,” or “tashi delek, tashi delek” (sounds like tadelay) passing someone in the street. There is a cultivated strength of purpose behind Losar hellos.

For sincere meditators there should be increased spiritual activation inside us greeting others with the correct use of the power of the four great wishes. Someone with greater spiritual purpose and power could simply say, “Tashi delek” and the accomplishment of the great wish blessing is manifested! If we train sincerely, we can become capable of bringing the four great wishes into our everyday life. Then we can see that it is our strength of purpose and powerful motivation that is the actual great wish.

The four great wishes are also called the four immeasurables because they have no limit and benefit innumerable sentient beings. The four great wishes are infinitely fine as well, because of their sophisticated jewel–like qualities. Happy Losar 2009

Footnote(1) How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings were to abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger. May they abide in this way. I shall cause them to abide in this way. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.
How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings had happiness and its causes. May they have these. I shall cause them to have these. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.
How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings were free from suffering and its causes. May they be free. I shall cause them to be free. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.
How wonderful it would be if all sentient beings were never parted from upper rebirth and liberation's excellent bliss. May they never be parted. I shall cause them never to be parted. Guru-deity, please inspire me to be able to do so.

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