You might have heard the Nepal news about the 500,000 animals that are going to be sacrificed over two days on 24th November (Ghaddimai animal sacrifice festival, happens every five years in the terrai).
The Buddha boy wrote to the organizers asking them not to do it but his request was rejected. It is a big Hindu festival and now the Buddha boy is thinking to go there and try to stop it. I think unless one has special powers to show, people will not listen. It is a big religion with not 100 or 1000 followers but millions. Now it seems to have become a problem in Nepal like the problem with shoes and the Hindus in Pashupati. Now probably no matter what the reality is they will think it is the Buddhists who are making problems.
My observation shows that the Buddhaboy won't be able to stop it. Possibly some animal rights organisations might be able to help, but it's not sure. If western organisations and people like Nobel Peace (laureates) ask, maybe could help, but it would need many.
It came out good to read the Golden Light Sutra 100 times so i have asked Kopan gompa to send some monks to read it at the stupa and make strong prayers for the sacrifice not to happen, to dedicate like that and of course dedicate for world peace. You can find the Sutra in various languages here:
English http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advic ... 0207a4.pdf
Tibetan http://www.fpmt.org/teachers/zopa/advic ... tibetn.pdf
I would like to request the centers and students to read the Golden Light Sutra and recite the Padmasambhava prayer for removing obstacles and for quick success, for the sacrifice not to happen. This needs to be done quickly as the sacrifice is happening on 24th November. You can find the Padmasambhava prayer here: http://www.fpmt
. org/teachers/zopa/advice/ pdf/Padmasambava%20prayer%20to% 20clear%20obstacles% 20feb05km. pdf
Please recite any number of the Golden Light Sutra and the Padmasambhava prayer for removing obstacles and for quick success.
With much love and prayers
Prayer to Guru Rinpoche to Clear Away Obstacles on the Path
Precious guru, embodiment of all buddhas of the three times;
Great bliss, the lord of all accomplishments;
Wrathful power, who dispels all hindrances and subdues demons;
Pray bestow your blessings.
Please remove the outer, inner, and secret obstacles and grant your blessings to accomplish wishes spontaneously.
Du sum sang gyay guru rinpoche
Ngo drup kun dak de wa chhen poi zhap
Bar chhad kun sel dud dul drak po tsal
Sol wa deb so jyin gyiy lap tu sol
Chhyi nang sang wai bar chhad zhi wa dang
Sam pa lhun gyi drup par jyin gyi lob
When, due to the obstacles of the elements earth, water, fire and wind,
This illusory body, which is rented, is meeting the time to be perished,
Requesting undoubtedly, without two pointed mind to Padmasambhava and the
Goddess of the Elements, [there is] no doubt the four elements get naturally pacified.
I request, Orgyen, the One Arising From the Lotus (Orgyen Pädma Chung Nä),
Please bless the wishes to succeed naturally.
OM AH HUM VAJRA GURU PÄDMA SIDDHI HUM (Recite many times)