Lama Zopa Rinpoche had the following to say about the Stupa to Minimize Harm from the Elements project:
This is a very important project that we have started, it has incredible importance. We all know there will be another earthquake on the west coast of the USA, it is overdue and it could be a huge earthquake where so many people could die and there could be huge damage to buildings, houses and structures. There is also the danger of a tsunami and the serious effects that will have.
If people were told it was going to happen beforehand, in many cases it would be hard for them to believe. In many respects the mind is not familiarized in the nature of impermanence and karma, or in change that is happening all the time: rising and ceasing, birth and death, collecting and dispersing. Everything is continuously in a state of change but mostly we are unaware and when it happens it is a great shock and surprise.
I am thinking that of course the government does have certain expertise and technical ability to deal with disasters, but it is limited, they have little understanding and knowledge of the help that can come from other sources of understanding reality. The human mind has enormous potential, that potential could have positive or negative outcome. For example, one person who has great power over many could kill millions of people. This we can see in our history. It is also that the human mind can cause unbelievable happiness in the world; the human mind has this potential.
We do have a way that we can help minimize the danger, not completely eliminate it, but at least reduce the danger to living beings. There are methods that the normal world does not understand yet, there is a way we can reduce the effects of a big earthquake on the west coast of the USA and therefore it is wise to do something about it before it is too late. Otherwise it is like trying to prevent your death after you die.
This method to reduce the earthquakes has been used before in the Himalayan region and was quite successful. It was initiated by a very special woman [Rangjung Neljorma Khadro Namsel Drolma] who is not a normal woman, she is a “sky-goer.” “Sky” means shunyata and “goer” means realized. She is a person who is beyond normal, she is able to meditate in equipoise meditation in shunyata. In that state she is able to see things in the future and understand the methods to prevent them. She was able to build certain holy structures, what we call stupas around the residence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and in certain places of the Himalayas to minimize the effects of an earthquake that she saw coming. This happened a few years ago and the stupas really helped. His Holiness the Dalai Lama asked her to help in this way and gave her the responsibility to at least minimize the effects of the earthquake that was predicted in the Himalayas in recent years.
Not long ago I asked her about the west coast of the USA and she went into a certain state of meditation and poured forth a prediction of this great earthquake, that it will happen on the west coast, and she also immediately said what could be done to minimize its effect. She said for about three years there is no danger but after that there will be a serious earthquake. She said that certain pujas needed to be done and then in certain places to build these holy structures called stupas. One stupa needs to be built near Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.
If anyone can help with this project it will be greatly appreciated and could save incredible amount of lives and damage to buildings and other types of structures.
With much love and prayer,
Scribed by Ven. Roger Kunsang, November 2012.
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