Spiritual experience with Dalai Lama's entourage

by Sue Ellerman, Canberra, Australia, The Buddhist Channel, Jan 13, 2007

I'd like to share an amazing experience I had today Tuesday 12 June 2007, or at the very least clarify a burning question for myself.

I was driving across the newly opened part of Gungahlin Drive toward the south side of Canberra about at 4:15pm - 4:20pm. I suddenly became aware of a mantra in my head, (well right throughout my whole being actually) over and over, "Great Love, Great Love, Great love", I was somewhat perplexed as it was so strong and totally out of the blue.
I smiled to myself and continued on with this beautiful mantra repeating over and over.

Shortly afterwards, (about three minutes) on Barry Drive then Clunies Ross Street I was passed by two AFP motor cyclists waving the traffic to keep moving. I noticed behind them what looked like a small entourage which included a large black van and two small light colored (white) sedans with an escort of AFP motor cyclist turning right off Clunies Ross Street onto Parkes Way up to the west city area.

I'm not quite absolutely certain, but, it occurred to me moments later that this was His Holiness the Dalai Lama's entourage, and if it was, he had been traveling behind me for some distance, from about the time when I first became aware of the mantra. I believe, well I’m wondering really, if I sensed the presence of His Holiness the Dalai Lama totally out of the blue. I guess this sort of thing is not totally unheard of. The sense of peace and love that I felt was quite amazing.

I was aware that His Holiness was in Canberra sometime near to the Queen’s Birthday long weekend, but wasn’t sure exactly when. I quickly got back to work and got on the web to find out if His Holiness was in town today, and yes he was, and it’s quite possible that he was leaving the AIS at about 4:10pm – 4:15pm.

I don't really know if I have interpreted my experience correctly, if it was in fact His Holiness the Dalai Lama's presence that I felt. However I am curious to find out one way or the other if that entourage was his.

Can anyone help me find a truthful answer to this question?
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