A note for the devout and zealous followers. It is said: There is no matter dearer to the sentient beings than their own life. Since there is no one who doesn’t take care of his or her own life, it is very important to have knowledge on methods to protect and prolong one’s life. Skillfull and compassionate Buddha taught many methods of dispelling obstacles of life and prolonging it such as through substance, mantra and samdhi. Moreover, the second Buddha Padmasambhava concealed infinite immortal substance as treasure for the sake of sentient beings after attaining himself the Immortal Vajra Body. And it is being practiced by realize masters in an unbroken lineage such as preparation of life substance, a practice of His Holiness Dujom Rinpoche, and ingredients of scared life pill of His Holiness Jadrel Rinpoche. There is also a practice of making an amulet of Buddha Amitayus with hundreds of sacred substances, collection of life water from sacred places whole over the world, and life pills. Likewise, these life pills and life amulets are prepared through longevity sadhana (ceremony to achieve longevity) of Gather- emanated from the compassion of vidyadharas and their lineages. By merely wearing these amulets, one’s life will be protected. It will revitalize one’s five inner elements and develop them, thus prolonging the lifespan. One will be blessed by Buddhas considering their son; Dakinis will support considering their brother; deities; and dharma protectors will dispel obstacles considering friend; and as a result one’s virtious deeds will increase like a waxing moon and great achievements for self and others. We request you to bear this in your mind. Kathok Yosel Samtenling Monastery, Belangdra, Wangduephodrang.