Influential Buddhist monk received Jesus

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By Mark Ellis —

Tibetan Buddhist monks in Nepal
Tibetan Buddhist monks in Nepal

The Nepal earthquake in 2015 killed over 8,000 people and was the worst natural disaster to strike that country since 1934. Hundreds of thousands were left homeless — with entire villages flattened — which prompted many Christian organization to respond with humanitarian aid.

A prominent Buddhist monk observed carefully as Christians helped rebuild his community last year after the massive temblor reduced his neighborhood to rubble.

“As a powerful Tibetan monk with 1,000 disciples, his word was law,” a ministry director for Christian Aid Mission reported. “He was watching us for seven days continually as Christians became salt and light to the community.”

Indigenous missionaries pray with women in Nepal (Photo: Christian Aid Mission)
Indigenous missionaries pray with women in Nepal (Photo: Christian Aid Mission)

Between the witness of the Christian workers and a powerful move of the Holy Spirit on the man’s heart something remarkable happened.

“After watching us for seven days, he said, ‘I’m going to give my life to Jesus.'”

Before the earthquake, the Buddhist leader had never allowed homegrown missionaries to preach in his area.

But he was disheartened when he observed that none of his monastery colleagues assisted with aid or rebuilding following the earthquake.

“Where are the 330 million gods of Hinduism? Where are the Buddhists?” the monk asked.

The monk placed his faith and trust in Jesus Christ, along with his family and many others, and became the

Showing JESUS Film in Nepal
Showing JESUS Film in Nepal

leader of a church, according to Christian Aid Mission.

The former Buddhist monk’s two sons were recently baptized, and his daughter has become a Bible teacher for children in the area.

His former Buddhist colleagues now oppose him, and have made a false accusation that he was paid to convert. Undaunted, the former monk says he wants to go to remote areas on Nepal’s border with Tibet to proclaim Christ,” according to Christian Aid Mission.

“I want to go where no churches are,'” the former monk told Christian Aid Mission. “We have come across many other people thankful for our help. Even in hostile areas, many people were touched. When they saw our love and service, people were amazed – they saw the life of Christ.”

 

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4 COMMENTS

  1. That buddhist monk may not have understood the teaching of a great Buddha. Buddhism do not preach to believe in almighty God nor lord Buddha encourage miracles. Buddhism is not a religion it is a way of leading a true human life. If he was a real wise monk he would not have required to forsaken his faith but could have work harmoniously with those christian missionary….

  2. >>Where are the Buddhists?” the monk asked.< If he was a real wise monk …. could have work harmoniously with those christian missionary….

    Yes, apparently among all those Buddhists, no wise monks in sight.

    Tshering Dorjee Lasungpa==> Buddhism…it is a way of leading a true human life

    Yes while they were busy doing that the Christians were trying to apply what they read about Jesus:
    “For I was hungry and you gave Me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave Me something to drink, I was a stranger and you took Me in, I was naked and you clothed Me, I was sick and you looked after Me, I was in prison and you visited Me.’”(Matthew 25:35)

    • Regarding the existence of a Superior Being, … please answer this.
      The story of neurosurgeon and an astronaut.

      About Science x Faith:

      The astronaut and neurosurgeon, the former being an atheist and the second believer.

      “I live traveling through space and have never seen God or angels, but the neurosurgeon replied,” I have done many surgeries in the brains of intelligent people, and I have never found any thoughts. ‘”obs: Before becoming the buddha, Siddhartha was tempted by the demon Mara, from the same naneira as Jesus.So how can we deny the existence of Being of Light, embodying in Buddhism the existence of a being of darkness, even though this, is in the mind or ego?

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