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Granted, these animals do not have all the desires we humans have; granted, they do not comprehend everything we humans comprehend; nevertheless, we and they do have some of the same desires and do comprehend some of the same things. Like us, these animals embody the mystery and wonder of #consciousness. Like us, they are not only in the world, they are aware of it. Like us they are the psychological centres of a life that is uniquely their own. ~ #Earthlings Next ‪#‎blog‬ chat discussion: Date: Friday 24th 8PM USA (PST) / Saturday 25th 11AM M'sia (GMT+8) Joy
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23rd Oct, Puja House did Medicine Buddha Puja for sponsors. May the sponsor's beloved illness get the right treatment. This puja Lead by Susan Lieu together with Uncle Eddie, Adeline and Yoke Chim Yap .- By Puja House
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The highest achievements are usually done alone. ~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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“I do not see any reason why animals should be slaughtered to serve as human diet, when there are so many substitutes. After all, man can live without meat." ~H.H.DalaiLama_ Hee TS
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Let your speech be the nectar that flows into peoples’ minds which gives them solace, knowledge and hope.~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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Kechara House gompa beautifully set up to welcome guests tomorrow for our beloved Guru's 49th Birthday celebration. Lucy Yap. Lucy Yap.
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We can always avoid responsibilities, but they return to haunt us.~#tsemtulku_PB
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Why send out negative energy daily, just be sincere.~#tsemtulku_PB
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The highest achievements are usually done alone~#tsemtulku_PB
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Losers explain reasons for failure, while winners find reasons to succeed.~#tsemtulku_PB
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Wishing H.E Mr. Ong Keng Yong, High Commissioner Of Spore To Malaysia and his wife Irene all the best in his next position. They will be leaving Malaysia at the end of October after 3.5years in Malaysia. DR.
12 hours ago
Rohingya refugee children school. Bright group of children. DR.
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Kechara donated 200 pairs of school socks to Pusat Ilmu Muslim Aid in conjunction with Deepavali yesterday. DR.
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Get your offerings done by Yen Pin and team at Kechara Bloom.Look at these beautiful arrangements prepared by them for our precious Guru's Birthday tomorrow 24th October 2014. Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
农历九月三十日逢药师佛诞特为分享药师经所讲解什么是“药”。 欲支持我们的药师佛山的筹备请浏览: -俊仁讲师启
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Kechara donated 200 pairs of socks to a refugee children's school, Pusat Ilmu Muslim Aid, in the spirit of 1Malaysia on Deepavali. DR.
Are you a ‪#‎species‬? Speciesists allow the interests of their own species to override the greater interests of members of other species. In each case, the pattern is identical. Though among the members of the human family we recognize the moral imperative of respect (every human is a somebody, not a something), morally disrespectful treatment occurs when those who stand at the POWER end of a power relationship treat the LESS powerful as if they were mere OBJECTS. The rapist does this to the victim of rape. The child molester to the child molested. The master to the slave. In each and all such cases, ‪#‎HUMANS‬ who have ‪#‎POWER‬ ‪#‎EXPLOIT‬ those who lack it. Might the same be true of how humans treat other ‪#‎ANIMALS‬, or other ‪#‎EARTHLINGS‬? Please STOP eating MEAT. Next ‪#‎blog‬ chat discussion: Date: Friday 24th 8PM USA (PST) / Saturday 25th 11AM M'sia (GMT+8) - Joy
The biggest Buddha in the world is the one inside of you – the Buddha potential.~TSEM TULKU RINPOCHE From: June Tang (Khjb)
By wearing a Buddha pendant, we have the wonderful energy and immense blessings of the Buddhas with us everywhere we go. It also brings the Buddhas’ blessings to all who see it.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
"Buddhism is not a buffet!" One lama, one centre, one lineage, one practice.~TSEM RINPOCHE From: June Tang (Khjb)
We keep looking outside for the light when we should now become the light.~TSEM RINPOCHE From: June Tang (Khjb)
Tat Ming with beautiful Manjushri Buddha statue for offering on Rinpoche's Birthday at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
Dharma work gratifies the soul.~#tsemtulku_PB
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Be sincere because at the end of the day you want to like yourself.~#tsemtulku_PB
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Never hurt others even if they have hurt you.~#tsemtulku_PB
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21 Oct, Tuesday. Lama Chopa puja done in Puja House. -By Puja House
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Don’t wait for others to realize anything, it may take them longer. YOU start and be the inspiration.~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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"Buddhism is not a buffet!" One lama, one centre, one lineage, one practice..~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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We can have hope or give up, either way we still have to face the challenges.~ H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche_Hee TS
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Over 100 million ‪#‎wild‬ ‪#‎animals‬ are murdered for their pelts every year, 25 million in the United States alone. These animals, obtained by hunting and trapping, are kept on fur farms in conditions like these.... take a look ~ Earthlings Next ‪#‎blog‬ chat discussion: Date: Friday 24th 8PM USA (PST) / Saturday 25th 11AM M'sia (GMT+8) "How much we can learn is a plus. We can never overlearn the dharma" ~ Tsem Rinpoche (Joy)
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21 Oct, Tues. Druchuma puja did at Kechara.By Puja House
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21 Oct, Tuesday. Namgyal Tsechog was done in puja House This puja was most well-known long life prayer. By Puja House
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21 Oct, Tuesday. Volunteers & Staffs preparing forma for pujas. - By Puja House
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There is no monster under the bed. Learning is the key to fearlessness in one’s spiritual development (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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Animals help us to be BETTER HUMANS (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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Others may laugh, taunt, joke and put you down when you have failed, but they’re really speaking subconsciously about themselves. (Sourced from 108 ways to grab my APPLES from Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, conceptualised by Sharon Saw)_PB
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Penang Study Group completed White Tara Puja on 22-Oct-2014 for dedication to Tsem Tulku Rinpoche's long life and may our Guru continue turning the Dharma Wheel to benefit all sentient beings - Soon Huat
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In the Sutra of Giving, it says, “Those who offer lamps, will possess the pure heavenly eyes and clear wisdom in the future.”
2 days ago
Everyone watched the Earthlings video seriously. We get to understand, where our pets, food, leather actually came from. The cruelty that we have did to animal to fulfilled our desire. Link to earthlings - By Puja House
2 days ago
Long run Buddies. ^^ ~ Erick @ Kechara ~
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