Picture of Chumig Gyatsa made by David L. Snellgrove
in 1956 as quoted from his book "Himalayan Pilgrimage",
published by Shambhala Publishers, Boston, 1989 (out of print).
At the one hundred and eight springs,
Each made a reservoir in the earth.
From the heatless turquoise Lake
They brought the finest, blessed water.
"In a future time of decline,
There will be many sentient beings who will commit negative acts,
Such as those of immediate retribution.
They will be reborn in the hell of unceasing torment.
To guide those sentient beings,
The hundred and eight springs,
That even by drinking a mouthful of this water,
They will not have to experience the sufferings of such torment:
Let alone other forms of suffering."
They thereby expressed their great wishes
for beings' benefit.
After having concealed this as a precious treasure,
One hundred and eight springs later appeared.
(The Clear Mirror)
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