Lotus-Born for the Young at Heart: A Fairy's Tale About Pema
Shortly after the Buddha passed into nirvana, a water fairy from the Lake of the Hidden Treasure witnesses the birth of an Indian hero, Padmasambhava, who is born in a giant lotus in the middle of her lake. He incarnates to help carry on the Buddha’s teachings. Something happens that inspires her to follow him on all his adventures, and she is able to tell his story from her unique perspective. The water fairy tells the significant events of Padmasambhava’s life with the vivid detail of one who flew wherever he walked, and she shares his profound wisdom with charming simplicity.
Surabhi Splain has spent twenty years as a Tibetan Buddhist practitioner in the Nyingma lineage, which has a special devotion to Padmasambhava, the hero of The Lotus Born for the Young at Heart. Her 2012 pilgrimage to Tibet focused on the Samye Monastery region with special access to Padmasambhava’s sacred mountain caves. With a background of 45 years dedicated to meditation, interfaith activities and the study of Christianity, Vedanta, Buddhism and Anthroposophy, Surabhi has a firm belief that all sincere spiritual paths lead us to the universal goals of love, compassion and wisdom.
By Surabhi Katherine Splain