Geshe Lama Konchog's Qualities
As explained by Ven. Lama Zopa Rinpoche in Singapore, May 92

While in Tibet, Geshela was a practitioner his whole life. He received many precious teachings from many highly realised Lamas who had completed the path. His main Guru was His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche. He also did many pilgrimages and retreats in Tibet and spent his life in the monastery.

When he escaped from Tibet – from Lhasa to Nepal – at one point he was in a kind of valley which was surround by the army. There was no way out. He sat down in the middle of the valley and performed a puja for persuading the holy mind of the protector. The weather had been clear, but after Geshela's puja, there suddenly appeared clouds and fog and it began to snow. He was then able to escape – he even walked right between the army vehicles. The soldiers were unable to see him because of the snow.

In Nepal he lived many years in a hermitage in the area called Tsum. He did retreat in a few of the caves formerly used by Milarepa. He has already completed 2000 Nyung Nays. Once, while staying in the hermitage, he was about to run out of tsampa (roasted barley flour – the mainstay of the Tibetan diet). He decided not to go out to get more tsampa, but rather to stay in his hermitage and continue his retreat, whatever happened. He made this decision by thinking of his root Guru Trijang Rinpoche. Then, the day his tsampa ran out, a man came with a huge load of tsampa. From that time, Geshela was never without tsampa. Whenever his supply became low, someone would appear with more. Geshela believes that this is due to the blessing and guidance of his Guru because he renounced the clinging to this life by relying on his Guru.

Once, 1-2 years ago, Geshela fell on the steps at Kopan Monastery and hit his head on the concrete. He immediately felt a great sense of release and he rejoice so much that the obstacles of Lama Zopa Rinpoche and of Kopan had been received by him. He felt great satisfaction. He said that the thought that came into his mind was, "Now it is good; it has become worthwhile." That means instead of Kopan experiencing obstacles, he experienced obstacles and therefore he was satisfied.

Besides having Tantric realisations, he is a definite Mahayana practitioner, a definite yogi who has the realisation of bodhicitta and the unmistaken realisation of emptiness.

During our pilgrimage in Tibet (in 1987), we went to see the Palden Lhamo lake which is like a TV – it can predict people's lives. It predicted and proved the 14th Dalai Lama's reincarnation. Lama Zopa Rinpoche hired enough horses for all the people in the party, but Geshe Lama Konchog refused to put a foot on a horse. That's a sign of a bodhisattva. He didn't want to give trouble or suffering to the horse. Even though he was not healthy, he always went by foot.

While living in Tsum in Nepal, he healed a few crazy people by doing fire puja and by beating them.

Rinpoche said that we should let people know of the qualities of the Lama – he is extremely qualified, so it is extremely fortunate to receive blessings from and have had pujas performed by him. His realisations are such that for many of us, it would take many lifetimes [to attain].

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