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Bed time story, nine hills

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Once upon a time, long, long ago, Guru Rinpoche, the Lotus born master, miraculously travelled to the dark valley of the demons. At that time there was a lake in the valley where nine demon brothers lived. When Guru Rinpoche arrived he tried to chase them away but they fled into the water of the lake. Guru Rinpoche then opened up the bottom of the lake and let the water flow away. When the demons couldn’t hide in the water anymore, they tried to escape again and ran to the entrance of the valley. To stop them, Guru Rinpoche brought down a rain of big boulders and trapped them underneath.

That is why there are still nine small hills of large boulders at the entrance of the valley. Now nine stupas are built on top of the nine hills to ensure the trapped demons can never escape.

Sleep tight…

Written by Marieke ten Wolde

October 6, 2011 at 22:22

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