“Buddha Shakyamuni taught that there are infinite world systems containing an infinite number of sentient beings. Therefore, there are also countless emanations of enlightened beings to help with their awakening. There are thirty-six other world systems that are near our own. Each one has a different emanation of Guru Padmasambhava. We will tell you about one of these worlds.
To the east of here is a world where the concept of poverty does not even exist. Buddha Shakyamuni and Guru Padmasambhava both emanated there to give Sutra and Vajrayana teachings. The people in that world were so strong and wealthy, it was only through the teachings that they learned about poverty and imbalances like the ones we have on earth. Upon hearing of this they thought, “Oh, what a wonderful place! If only it was like that here, we could practice generosity and serve others. There is something very special in the acts of giving and receiving. It would be nice if we had that kind of situation in our world.” This is an example of the influence of Guru Padmasambhava on beings in one of the thirty-six nearby worlds.”
Venerable Khenpo Rinpoches
Liberating Duality with Wisdom Display: The Eight Emanations of Guru Padmasambhava (pg 15)
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