|The following article is from the Summer, 1993 issue of the Snow Lion Newsletter and is for historical reference only. You can see this in context of the original newsletter here.|
Om Ah Hum Benza Guru Padma Siddhi Hum.
Addressing the gathering in Gangtok on April 7, 1993, when the Sikkimese and Tibetan people offered long-life prayers to him, His Holiness asked for 10 billion repetitions of the mantra.
Addressing a group of recent arrivals from Tibet, His Holiness requested them to inform Tibetans inside Tibet of this need to recite the prayers of Guru Rinpoche.