Picture of Mahasambodhi Dharma Sangha Gurujyu


– Bhuminanada Devkota

First of all, I would like to offer my gratitude to Maitri Dharma Sangha for enabling me

to have an audience with Mahasmabodhi Dharma Sangha Gurujyu who is an embodiment

of pure spiritual awareness, meditation and yoga. I hold deep and abiding reverence to

Gurujyu for much sought after and rare opportunity made available to me to be illumined

by his noble and pure thoughts, percepts and observations. Though some people may

dismiss the thoughts and observations of Gurujyu as baseless gossips, I am firmly

convinced of the depth, rationale and significance of the words spoken by Him.

In the interaction with this scribe (Aaalekhkarta) Gurujyu was emphatic on the need to

rise above and eliminate discriminations based on such attributes as religious faith,

communal affiliations, power, status, wealth and qualification. We are all aware that we

do not bring none of these things on this earth when we are born. It is therefore worthless

and futile to create disparities and practice discriminations based on selfishness,


prejudices, ignorance and egotism. They, in fact, pose hindrances to usher peace and

harmony in the society. It is better to throw them aside and pursue the path of non-

discrimination, harmony and righteousness. Gurujyu spoke to me on the need to eschew

false acrimonies, mutual hatred and animosities which can ultimately result into social

unrest and discord. Words spewed out of the mouth should not be let to hurt the heart of

the others. Only carefully worded right speech can help people move ahead constantly on

the journey of peace. He cautions against killing of animals and indulgence on violent

acts and also makes an exhortation to eat simple vegetarian food. Gurujyu emphasizes on

the need to bear the ecological interdependence of the animal world in mind and

mentions that this sensitivity can alone enhance weal and welfare of the animate being

and saves from all kind of destruction and calamities. Mentioning that the world is one

home and one entity, Gurujyu stresses it is not worthwhile to nurture parochial and

narrow identities and prejudices to the detriment of the welfare, peace and harmony.

When Gurujyu was doing deep meditation in Halkhoriya jungle, people used to throng

there at day time to see as if it was a strange sight, pelt stones, dart him, ridicule at

him. In the evening people used to get back home due to fear of the wild animals leaving

the child in deep trance to fend off alone in the dense forest. The birds built nest in his

body as it was a deadwood. Mosquitoes and wild insects fed on his body. But

Mahasambodhi Gurujyu was undaunting and surmounted all these adversities. Finally,

Gurujyu succeeded to attain enlightenment and declared Deshnama for the salvation of

all–animate and inanimate–being. One day in the sacred site of Halkhoriya Gurujyu was

attacked and bullets were sprayed on his body. The news spread that he was killed and

the newspaper also reported it. Next day police force came to recover his dead body.

Police surrounded the site but they discovered that the Gurujyu was alive, not killed. As

shared by Gurujyu with this scribe, he was provided cover and protected by Sarva Gurus

(all the enlightened masters) when the bullets were rained on his body. It is disconcerting

to note that the Forest department of the Nepal Government has ravaged and destroyed all

the sacred sites and spaces built in the holy Halkhoriya jungle. A conspiracy to displace

and remove Gurujyu from holy Halkhoriya Jungle was hatched. The Sanghs spread over

163 countries have emphasized on the need to develop the Halkhoriya holy jungle as the

sacred centre of pilgrimage by declaring it as the religious forest. No other option exists

than to preserve and protect the site to spread the message of world peace and human

welfare under the aegis of Maitri Dharma Sangha. The decision taken by the previous

government headed by Sher Bahadur Deuba, though very ambiguous, should be firmly

upheld and further clarified in concrete terms to declare Halkhoriya as the religious forest

by the incumbent government headed by K. P.Oli. This scribe also makes an

impassioned plea to the government to recognize the importance of the site and declare

and protect it as the religious forest.

Once an untoward incident occurred in the Halkhoriya forest. A gang of people wielding

Khunda and khukuris made an attempt on the life of the Gurujyu. Some news media

flared up the incident. Those miscreants who had not been able to follow and violated

21 code of conduct(Sheels) prescribed struck collusion with some evil forces outside


may be due to the lure and influence of the financial interests to defame and malign the

holy image of Gurujyu. They made unfounded and baseless charges and accusations

against him. The same group of miscreants continued with their misdeeds in defaming

Gurujyu, stole the important, invaluable and precious artefacts designed and produced in

accordance with the direction of the Gurujyu by three Khaibas namely Uttam Lama,

Sangbo Dong (Sindhupalchowk) and Chhewan Ghalan (Makawanpur) from

Parthagahatta where they were kept and preserved. This incident has hurt this scribe too

badly. Why is the government keeping mum and playing indifferent to what is being

done to malign the image of Gurujyu? Is it not the repetition of the unwise and insane

acts executed against the living enlightened masters ?The government needs to think of

preserving and protecting the precious spiritual resources and discourage the nefarious

activities of the miscreants and evil forces to malign the image of the enlightened master

to respect the sentiment of the spiritual people. In case the devout followers of Gurujyu

started to post the images of these precious spiritual resources in the face book and other

social media, this might raise a difficult situation for the government. The government

should therefore act promptly. It would be relevant to summarize a story to get the

message across in this regard.


Maitri Mangalam !