August 25, 2020.
Day 15 started with 108 prostrations to the Lama, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha (chabdro as suggested by one of my lamas).
Since Day #1 of the lockdown, inspired by Dzongsar Khyentse Rimpoche through his post, I have undertaken this lifelong dream (read as challenge) to do 108 prostrations daily. It is not easy, especially for me, with my chronic back pain. My poor back was also what kept me away from committing to this till now.
So I started off slow – with 27+27+27+27 spread over the day. We are in lockdown anyway. Then after few days I increased to 36+36+36 and then to 54+54. Meaning I gradually increased the prostrations I could do at one go. I had to be strategic.
Then I further increased to 72+36 from Day 10. And then finally to 108 – either in the morning or in the evening. I don’t know if it is me getting fitter or is it the blessings (jinlab) of the prostrations, but I feel I can fly now. 😎😎😎
This is my journey of this simple (superb in my case) accomplishment, and hopefully remains as a legacy, from this first lockdown of 2020. Maybe if it were not for this lockdown, I would have never made it. Some things come in life as a blessing