“ I am present in front of anyone who has faith in me, just as the moon casts its reflection, effortlessly, in any vessel filled with water” – Guru Pamasambhava.

There are so many blurring stories attached to Guru Padmasambhava. It is very difficult to find out who actually Padmasambha was and how he got enlightened.  However, if we dig into the past, we will find out the facts and factors.

Tourists those who come to Bhutan know that Padmasambhava is very important to Bhutanese people and religion. Some of the inquisitive tourists inquire about Padmanabha’s importance and birth. As because there are so many stories related to Padmasambhava, it is difficult to understand which to believe.

Therefore, we took this initiative to get you to know everything about Padmasambha.

Who is Padmasambhava?

The most common name of Guru Padmasambhava is Guru Rinpoche meaning, “precious master”. He was not gradually enlightened; rather he was already enlightened because he was the reincarnation of Buddha Shakyamuni an enlightened being.

Buddha Shakyamuni predicted the birth of Padmasambhava or his Mahaparinirvana in Mahaparinirvana Sutra and to his students those who were present at that time.

He said, “Eight years after my mahaparinirvana, a remarkable being with the name Padmasambhava will appear in the center of a lotus and reveal the highest teaching concerning the ultimate state of the true nature, bringing great benefit to all sentient beings.”

He also said that Padmasambhava would be attaining high enlightenment state and he will be much more enlightened than Buddha Shakyamuni is.

Now you know who Padmasambha is and how he is so important.

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Padmasambhava’s Importance to Bhutan:

Padmasambhava came to Bhutan in 746 A.D. He has spread Buddhism in Bhutan with his teachings. Guru Padmasambhava has won the hearts of Bhutanese people after taming the demon residing in Tiger’s Nest Monastery and converting it into a spiritual one.

In this manner, he has done many miracles and saved the Bhutanese from expecting evils. The people of Bhutan consider Padmasambha to be their savior and guide. He is like God to them.

Though he was a Rinpoche, he has gained his own importance through this work and love.

Your Visit to Bhutan:

Next time whenever you visit Bhutan, you will be able to enjoy the trip well because now you know everything you wanted to know about Bhutan. Visit Bhutan with your tour operators and you can always choose between Bhutan luxury travel packages, Bhutan budget tour packages. Come to Bhutan and discover the stories you don’t know. Later connect to us and we shall give you the authentic information of everything you want to know about Bhutan.

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