A lawyer dog?

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Dear friends, 

Yesterday, a student sent me an article that’s interesting in many ways… a dog was sentenced to death as he was believed to be the reincarnation of a particular lawyer! They feel it befits this lawyer who did not do his job honestly reincarnating as a dog.

In Jerusalem, a large dog was seen entering the Monetary Affairs Court located within an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood. The dog starting causing a havoc by scaring visitors away. At that point, one of the court judges court remembered something:

[A] famous secular lawyer who insulted the court was cursed by the panel of judges, who wished that his spirit would move on to the body of a dog… The lawyer passed away several years ago.”

The judge was so certain that the dog who caused havoc is the lawyer… that he got condemned the dog to death by stoning!

Reincarnation forms the basis of Buddhism and Hinduism, but there are many other sects within various major religions out there who believes in reincarnation too. Do you think the lawyer came back as a dog??

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Dog Believed to Be Reincarnation of Lawyer Sentenced to Death by Stoning

A rabbinical court in Jerusalem recently sentenced a wandering dog to death by stoning, after they decided he was the reincarnation of a lawyer who offended the judges 20 years ago.

A few weeks ago, a large dog entered the Monetary Affairs Court, near the ultra orthodox neighborhood of Mea Shearim, scaring away visitors and refusing to leave, even after people tried to drive him away. One of the court’s judges remembered something that occurred 20 years ago – a secular lawyer who had offended the judges was cursed by them to reincarnate in the body of a dog (considered an impure animal by Halacha).

The lawyer in question passed away years ago, but one of the still-offended judges sentenced the poor dog to death by stoning, and ordered the task be carried out by the neighborhood’s children. Either the dog sensed the imminent danger and fled, or it was rescued by an animal lover, what’s important is he managed to escape before the sentence could be carried out.

 

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The head of the Jerusalem court denied that the judges asked for the dog to be stoned to death, but one of its managers confirmed the story for Jewish paper Yedioth Ahronoth. “It was ordered by the rabbis because of the grief he had caused the court,” he said. “They didn’t issue an official ruling, but ordered the children outside to throw stones at him. They didn’t think of it as cruelty to animals, but as an appropriate way to ‘get back at’ the spirit which entered the poor dog.”

(Source: http://www.odditycentral.com/news/dog-believed-to-be-reincarnation-of-lawyer-sentenced-to-death-by-stoning.html)

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51 Responses to A lawyer dog?

  1. Sam on May 15, 2012 at 9:48 am

    I feel really sad for this dog. To be reborn in lower realm already and yet need to be tortured and stoned to death for a very ridiculous reason. And i feel speechless on the still-offended judges that can still remember the incident which happened 20 years back and link it back to a dog. I wonder why is the judge still holding on to what has happened after so long and how come he still can’t let go. What is the very big deal that he cant forgive and move on. What value he hold to have senteced the dog to be stoned til death by children some more. This is very cruel. I feel sad for the children as well because they are the future and this action certainly has impacted them. Maybe to them this action is right and i really cant imagine what will happened when they grow up with this kinda brought up. Im sure there must be something that can be done to plant better value and moral in these children. Sad sad..

  2. DR on May 15, 2012 at 10:09 am

    Yes, the lawyer in question may have reincarnated as the dog, but how can a court of law make decisions based on assumptions with no concrete evidence and just the memory of one person? How can a group of human beings and in this case supposedly learned ones too stoop so low as to punish another being who does not have the capacity to defend for himself? What kind of a judiciary system is this???

  3. Doreen on May 15, 2012 at 10:53 am

    If the judge believes that is a reincarnation of the lawyer that offended him, he should treat him better,or even take care of the dog, as to stop the cycle of karma. Why ordered another karma to go around? I guess there is believe of reincanation, but there is no knowledge of karma. Even if it is not that lawyer that reincarnate as dog, they should not treat another being by stoning the helpless dog. The dog intention or message of scaring and barking could be misunderstood. It is fortunate the dog escaped!

  4. Uncle Eddie on May 15, 2012 at 12:52 pm

    More an unforgivable and unforgetable prejuice imbedded in the revengeful and sick minds of the presiding judges. As in law, how can this be so simply believed and accepted by other judges when no evidences or proof could be established that this dog is a reincarnation of the offending lawyer, unless they are high level rabbis, Buddha or God to know. What a comedy of error that can be so simply accepted by a court of Law to decide on the fate of life of a ‘being’ based such assumption! Thanks to its perhaps good karmic fate that the lucky dog managed to escape.

  5. Seng Aun on May 15, 2012 at 1:08 pm

    It just astounds me how some people can be so cruel and treat animals without any feeling or consideration. It sickens me to think how easy it is for them to take matters into their own hands and decide the fate of this poor dog.

    Heartless sadistic actions needs to stop, if we want to instill a sense of responsibility, with kindness and compassion into our children or the future generations to come!

  6. freon on May 15, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    Interesting! How they know the dog is the lawyer, why so sure? What kind of karma that this poor dog had. At first, I think this news is really funny. But, on second thought it is not funny at all. Karma is something really follow us like shadow. People around us is relate to us life after life. Either your enemies this life, your lover, relatives, friends, who know how we connect with them past life. If i want a good friends , good people around me next rebirth, this mean this rebirth i have to be more mindful towards people. May i not harm people, animals but be more beneficial to them.

  7. Girlie on May 15, 2012 at 8:03 pm

    Poor dog. How did anyone of them verify that indeed the dog was a reincarnation of that said person? They could be using that as an excuse as dogs are considered by them to be impure.

  8. David Loh on May 15, 2012 at 10:02 pm

    Its’ like adding insult to injury. The lawyer reborn as a dog. Does he not served his penance? The human race never cease to surprise. We are such a vindictive lot! Our debts goes beyond death!

    But, in this case how does the judges know that the dog is indeed a reincarnation of the lawyer in question? Are they oracles themselves? Or they just simply felt bad for having laid a curse on the lawyer in question and thinks that the lawyer in question has come back to take revenge on them? Killing the enemy one lifetime is not enough; they have to eradicate the threat as many lifetime as possible! How shallow can they get?!

    Well, at least they believe reincarnation exists.

  9. Low ksjc on May 15, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    The Judge who pass such a sentence on a defenceless creature should not be given the authority to pass judgement on human ,as he show no compassion for the living and assumption without base.His judgement is base on hate and wrong views.By ordering innocent children to carry out the sentence,he is encouraging hate and violence at a young age.In the future ,when the children grow up,they would assume that violence is the right way to get even and not by patience and forgiving to sett-al any issue.

    If it is true that the Lawyer did reincarnate into a dog then sentence had been served ,there is no need to repeat sentence unless the judge felt guilty and is afraid that the dog is back for revenge!!!

  10. William C on May 16, 2012 at 12:47 am

    Poor dog! Even if thw dog is the reincarnation of the lawyer, it would not even remember? How sure is the judge that the dog is the lawyer? It is just based on the judge? It is just cruelty to animals because they cannot defend themself.

    Does this mean that jews also believe in reincarnation? Interesting.

  11. Takuan on May 16, 2012 at 2:03 am

    Reincarnation is in Sufism as well. From what I’ve learned, the theory existed in the early schools of Sufi thought before it was influenced by Buddhism and Hinduism! It’s so interesting that so many schools of thought have such similar belief systems!

    I also feel bad for the dog. Even if it was the reincarnation of a cheeky lawyer, there’s no reason to kill it. If they had killed the dog, they would have to deal with the effect of their causation to an equal or greater degree. I’m glad that they weren’t allowed to kill it for both theirs and the dogs sake!

  12. justin cheah on May 16, 2012 at 2:07 am

    This judgement is completely unbelievable! How can someone like this judge (with due respect to him) can determine that the dog is the reincarnation of the lawyer?? Does he has clairvoyance? I certainly doubt so as i believe for a person who can give such a harsh punishment to a dog can never be clairvoyant.

    i feel for the kids too if the punishment were able to be carried out as they will get the message from the adults that mistreating animals is a correct act which is totally wrong!

  13. wei theng on May 16, 2012 at 2:49 am

    This is so cruel! Whether the dog is the reincarnated lawyer or not, the judge has no right to kill him!

    Besides, I can see that the judge are so unhappy as he has been holding on grouches for so many years. If he does not let go and forgive, he would never happy. Isn’t it a lose-lose situation?

  14. Peter on May 16, 2012 at 3:04 am

    Not everything/phenomena – good or bad – can be attributed to karma. Most are just the nature of life. As Buddhist, we should not use karma to scare others into forcing them into Dharma practice nor pretend we can save others as human beings. That was never a Buddhist preaching.

  15. lewkwanleng on May 16, 2012 at 4:30 am

    I can’t say if the person actually reincarnate as dog. It is glad to hear that the head of the Jerusalem court denied the judge’s intention to kill the dog. What kind of proof he had to show it is the correct reincarnation?

    Even if it is the correct reincarnation, how can he be so cruel??

  16. Li Kim on May 16, 2012 at 5:11 am

    This is very interesting and thought provoking. Firstly it is sad that from human form as a lawyer, to a dog which is a lower realm. This makes me think that whatever he did was really bad in his previous human life and not only one incident of upsetting the judges, to return as a dog this life. Then because of that wrong doing, the dog is subject to stoning. This really makes me reflect on karma and reincarnation. There is no time limit and discretion for karma and life times.

    The “verdict” to stone the dog does show how unforgiving people can be. If they had compassion, they would already know that being a dog now is suffering enough, and just let go and move on instead of stoning the dog. This is the part of human cruelty which brings so much suffering in this world. To be able to say “Kill, Die” with no further contemplation is horrid. Did theses judges not stop to think, they could be the next dog?

  17. Lim Han Nee on May 16, 2012 at 7:53 am

    A court of law(albeit a rabbinical court) sentenced a dog, who had been creating some disturbance in a court area, to be stoned to death based on a surmise that he was the reincarnation of a lawyer (who over 20 years ago had offended and pained the judges and because of that had been cursed to be reborn as a dog)!

    How can any court just pass judgement on the basis of mere assumptions?Also what manner of sentence is this? To have children in the neighborhood stone him to death? 2 wrongs to redress 1 wrong? The lawyer(the supposed previous incarnation of the dog) offended the judges. Shouldn’t these judges be the ones to stone the dog?Why ask innocent children to bloody their hands with an act of violent killing? Why get them to collect negative karma. No proper ‘trial’ or ‘hearing’ was conducted. So the sentence of stoning had no valid basis. Hence it would have been more an act of revenge by the judges who had been hurt by the lawyer.No valid proof of dog being a reincarnation of the ‘sinning’ lawyer. So this would have been murder!

    Thank goodness the dog was saved and rescued on time! To me,the moral of the story is that a belief in reincarnation must go hand in hand with a belief in Karma(the Universal Law of Cause and Effect)that is played out over many lifetimes.

  18. Vincent Cheng on May 16, 2012 at 3:29 pm

    So please remember to do only good deeds! Haha people will remember bad deeds for eternity!

    I’m thinking whether in this life that someone would come up to me and say, “Your previous life owes me 1 million dollars and I’m going to kill you for that.” Hahaha.

    Run doggie! Run Lawyer Doggie!

  19. Choi Kim Yok on May 16, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    It’s good to know there are others who believe in reincarnation but in this case, where is the proof that this dog is the reincarnation of the lawyer? It was only based on the recollection of one of the judges. I’m glad the dog escaped but I’m worried about the way people treat animals in that place.

  20. Calendula on May 16, 2012 at 10:52 pm

    This absolutely heart breaking to read that this could actually happen in today’s world… do we ever progress?

  21. Siong Woan on May 16, 2012 at 11:04 pm

    What kind of judge orders a dog to be killed BY CHILDREN on the streets !!! How wrong can this be ? I am speechless at the stupidity of the still-offended judge who obviously could not let go of his attachment of anger towards the demised lawyer.

    The law of course n effect will bring these two beings closed to each others in their future lives, most likely the relationship would not pleasant.

  22. Thierry Janssens on May 17, 2012 at 11:05 am

    It is not the first time that I hear of reincarnation in Judaism.
    I am certainly not a specialist in the religions of the Book, but it seems to me that two facts in the religions of the book do go along with reincarnation:
    1: heaven or hell may only happen if the soul re-incarnates into new aggregates
    2: final day judgment may only happen if the soul “revives” into new aggregates.

    This, from a Buddhist view is called reincarnation.

    In Buddhism, there is also heaven and hell.
    Many many different types of heaven, from the one where people have air-conditioning-cars-planes-mobile phones to the one where there is no more form-body to worry about. there are also heavens that are perfect places to improve our spiritual habits and build up a spiritual mind (which is, I think, more likely what Heaven means for a Christian or a Jew for example, and that is called Pure Land in some forms of Buddhism).
    Many many different types of hell, many types of cold helles, many types of hot hells, many types of mental hells, etc…

    So, already, on these aspects, Buddhism and other religions are imputing different names or concepts on the same thing, on the same truth.

    The differences are there though:
    - in Buddhism, hell or heaven is not a permanent post, it will also pass, even if in some cases it can last for a ridiculously long time;
    - there is no “forgiveness” or “salvation” to be gained from a higher being that can grant us a heaven seat eventually and permanently, Buddhism says that our actions and the mind behind them determinate where in “hell” or “heaven” we get propelled and with what type of aggregates (a body, a mind, habits, a consciousness and feelings);
    - from a human body, we can also get propelled into the aggregates of an animal (and on this aspect, this story then validates that possibility from a Judaic point of view), or we can get the conditions to become a ghost (again not permanently);
    - as a Buddhist, there is only one being responsible for how I experience existence, now, in the past and in the future, that being is what I make of me. Call it karma to relate to Buddhist terms.

    Along this, thus, there are no innocent people anywhere, we own every horrible thing that happens to us, we are responsible for them. And every nice thing too.

    This, though, is not to be twisted like this: “ok, if I hurt you, it’s because you have the karma to be hurt, so it’s your fault, not mine”. No. Why? Like this:

    1. Because we always have a choice, we can “hurt back” (and really only a Buddha may have the karma not to be hurt, ok!) or we can forgive, we can understand, we can help, we can pull the other being UP. Instead of stoning the dog, i can find a way that this dog can help the Monetary Affairs Court, maybe he could have a little house in the compound and help keeping the place safe?

    2. When I “hurt back”, when I throw stones at this dog, I create causes to suffer the same experience and even worse as it is said that the karma gets bigger with time.

    3. When I retaliate, when I take revenge, when I throw stones at this dog, the dog’ resentment against me, against these people in the Monetary Affairs Court only gets bigger, and so I make my problem bigger instead of making it smaller.

    I wish the children will not throw stones at this dog, but instead would maybe adopt the dog or something. I don’t know if Jews do adopt pet dogs, but there are many more options to deal with a dog, and especially if the dog is seen as the reincarnation of a difficult person. Throwing stones or killing the dog, I believe, will only make things worse and more difficult to resolve in the future.

  23. Bryan on May 17, 2012 at 12:33 pm

    This is very sad and cruel. What crime that this poor dog has done, and he “deserved” to receive this death sentence by stoning ? Is he a “rapist” or does he killed? This poor dog deserve his death sentence just because he refuse to leave the court ? This is so ridiculous.
    This is very clear sign that human is using their position or their power to do something that hurt other. Even if this dog is really the reincarnation of the lawyer, he already received his punishment which is turn into a dog. Why the court can add more sentences to him after some many years later?
    The one thing I’m really angry after reading this article is, how can the court by using the name of Justice and requested the kids to do this ? What a bad influence for them. Most of the religion teaches us to be compassion and share our love to others, why the court is using the name of the GOD but doing something against HIS will ? Is this real justice or is this plainly someone to using the name of GOD and justice to do whatever they like to harm others?

  24. mayy on May 17, 2012 at 12:46 pm

    Whether the dog is the reincarnated lawyer or not …how inhuman act of the judge to order the dog to be stoned to death by CHILDREN on the streets! What message is the judge giving out or teaching the children to act inhuman…where is the humanity?

    Secondly, how can the judge whom was offended by the errant lawyer 20 years ago qualifies that the dog is the reincarnated errant lawyer? How ridiculous?

    Thirdly, the dog cannot even defend himself! How unfair!

  25. nicholas on May 17, 2012 at 4:17 pm

    The lawyer in question could be reincarnated becoming the dog but how can the judges sentenced the dog in such a cruel way and get the children to carry out, it is the worst thing ever to educate the childrens.

    Being reborn in the animal realm is really in a very difficult situation. They are helpless and can’t fight for themselves. We must help these helpless animals to lessen their suffering and learn from this to not waste our time and learn and practice Dharma for future good rebirth.

    Below are some of the interesting links on reincarnation to share.
    1. Talk on Reincarnation by H.H. Dalai Lama
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/uncategorized/talk-on-reincarnation-by-h-h-dalai-lama.html

    2. Interesting reincarnation video you must watch!!
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/reincarnation-video-made-by-kechara.html

    3. Another Proof of Reincarnation
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/another-proof-of-reincarnation.html

    4. Reincarnation Videos YOU MUST WATCH!
    http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/film-tv-music/reincarnation-videos-you-must-watch.html

  26. Albert on May 17, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    Honestly, how can a dog being accuse just like that? if talking about the similar action / attitude, how many thousands of people / animal are having the same? if many people’s attitude are the same as the criminal, can they imply death penalty to all these people just because they believe these people are the re-incarnation of that criminal?

  27. wah ying on May 17, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    一看之下,觉得很荒谬,这个犹太法庭怎么会把20年前跟法官起口角的狗判死刑。再看下去就死荒谬+可恶。

    不过你会发现,犹太人或有一些犹太人是相信投胎转世的,或者他们用这个转世的说法来正当化自己死去的敌人前来复仇的恐惧。

    最可耻的是,竟然想出让小孩用石头砸死狗儿的“刑罚”。明明是自己的嗔,却想借用天真孩子的手来解决,尝试躲过判动物死刑的法律漏洞,还企图教唆孩子做伤害他人/动物的事。这个故事可以是很好的提醒,提醒自己照顾自己的言行,不要诅咒,也不要诅咒了心生恐惧,更不要借用别人的手来“化解”自己的嗔。

  28. Jean Ai on May 17, 2012 at 11:38 pm

    What doesn’t make sense to me about this whole incident: if curses and actions have actual consequences (the person reincarnating as a dog), then doesn’t stoning a dog also have consequences?

  29. Adeline on May 18, 2012 at 12:19 am

    How do they know the dog is the reincarnation of the lawyer who passed away years ago? It’s baseless, one of the still offended judges can’t forgive and let go of his anger towards the lawyer and wanted to take revenge.Poor dog but luckily he managed to escape the punishment.

  30. henry ooi on May 18, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    We tend to pity someone or something in its present predicament but why didn’t we pity that someone before he/she enacted the deeds that would cause he/she to take a lower rebirth? It’s true most of us do not have the wisdom nor compassion to be able to. If so, that’s precisely we depend on a spiritual teacher who has the enlightened qualities to mold us from a person who was about to do all the negative actions into a transformed person with positive thoughts and actions. But most of us refused the methods leading to positive changes and split because we believe there are too much effort required for positive changes and we are prefer being comfortable in our comfort zone. Or so we think.

  31. tenzin llhamo on May 19, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Whatever the previous life lawyer did has passed. I always wonder how can someone hold a grudge so long. Its rather sad to know that the judge wanted the dog dead because of something that has passed so long. Whatever it is, nobody have the right to take another life. Well, in a way the dog has good karma to have an animal lover save him. Yedioth said it is a way to get back at the spirit which entered the dog, but didn’t they say its a reincarnation?

  32. Eric Lee KSJC on May 20, 2012 at 12:31 am

    我很同情这一条狗,因为投生在畜生道已经很经够惨了,连这一世还要被法官判它必须给乱打死,它的业障真的很可怕。我相信因果,好心会有好报,如果坏事做尽的人,下场一定会很糟糕。有很多人认为坏人总是没有报应,其实不是不报,只是时辰未到。

  33. James Long on May 21, 2012 at 2:23 pm

    觉得很懊恼,为什么文明世界是如此的不文明。无凭无据的情况下灌下“莫须有”的罪名。可见末法时期,人们的心识和判断能力日渐下滑。

    另一个角度来看,还是有人深信轮回转世的现象,相信轮回就必须相信因果,否则我们指示一味的在制造恶业,永远走不出轮回。

  34. So Kin Hoe on May 21, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Instead of stoning the dog to death, there are many effective ways to take away the dog to other place. Even if this is a true reincarnation of the previous lawyer who becomes a dog now, he is already serving for his own bad karma and reborn as an animal. Taking revenge on someone due to the past problem is not benefiting anyone.

  35. Melissa on Jun 2, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    What a silly thing to do. How certain are they to even assume that this is the reincarnation of the lawyer, I believe that it is just plain insanity.To even go to the extent of stoning the dog to death is just delirious. I mean first of all the poor dog wouldn’t even remember it’s past life reincarnation as a lawyer, it’s sufferings would be for nothing. It’s cruelty beyond relief! Secondly, why would they even incriminate and polluting the poor innocent minds of the children to hurt such a poor creature that is held in the lower realm by force from the manifestation of his/her accumulated past life’s karma.

  36. pastor ngeow on Jun 15, 2012 at 3:01 pm

    The world is full of strange things , strange people and hence strange values and beliefs.But that may not be so from their side. I don’t see this event as ridiculous or wrong. If that is the system of justice that the people of the particular region wants that is their choice.Those who abhor the death penalty may look at countries who have it in their judicial system as inhumane or whatever. Until all of us have our seeds of harmfulness removed, we will need the imperfect worldly systems of justice and punishment to restrain and deter us from causing problems to each other and society.

  37. Julia Tan on Jun 17, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    Despite of what ever reasons, whether the lawyer came back and reborn as a dog, the judges still insist to kill the dog (in this case it’s the lawyer) by stoning it The children committed the killing Karma without knowing what’s going on.

  38. Pastor Susan on Jun 17, 2012 at 8:26 pm

    I don’t know what is more ridiculous,.. for a judge to accuse the dog who caused havoc to be a lawyer in his previous life or these people BELIEVING enough to be ready to carry out the sentence on the dog?! I really don’t like to read the news because nothing makes sense in this world.. but each time i read the news, it only goes on reinforce more of this degenerated state we live in.

  39. bengkooi on Jun 22, 2012 at 6:11 am

    This is the first time I’ve heard that Jews believe in reincarnation. I thought that only Buddhists and Hindus do. So I did a little Googling, and it proved to be true (see below). What I found ridiculous, however, is that the dog was condemned to stoning, just because of the actions of his previous life. I mean, c’mon he’s already a dog. He won’t remember what happened when he was human. So what is the point of punishing him? It just creates more fear and suffering to an innocent dog. At least the dog escaped, and I hope the rabbis will examine their actions closely, and realise it wasnt the right thing to do.

    (Extracted from: http://www.jewfaq.org/olamhaba.htm) “Traditional Judaism firmly believes that death is not the end of human existence. However, because Judaism is primarily focused on life here and now rather than on the afterlife, Judaism does not have much dogma about the afterlife, and leaves a great deal of room for personal opinion. It is possible for an Orthodox Jew to believe that the souls of the righteous dead go to a place similar to the Christian heaven, or that they are reincarnated through many lifetimes, or that they simply wait until the coming of the messiah, when they will be resurrected.”

  40. Rita van der Wijden on Jun 22, 2012 at 12:36 pm

    What I think is the greatest stupidity in this? Asking children to stone the dog!

  41. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 27, 2012 at 2:53 pm

    Reincarnation is a proven, but to say something out of pure hatred or resemblance or past memories can be such a terrible act.

    Culture is invisible, and yet it is something that can exert strong control on its own people. And some countries hold cultures that can be so unacceptable and people within these entities can only live with it.

    I am glad that the dog has run away. To be stoned to death can be such a terrible scece.

  42. Helena Chin on Jul 9, 2012 at 8:54 pm

    This is totally ridiculous to put a life down because of his past doing. Cant this people just move on and forgive. Is cruel to sentenced to death by stoning the poor dog. Sigh!

  43. judy.lam@kechara.com on Aug 29, 2012 at 1:06 pm

    The judge that sentences the dog to death is not fit to be judge. It is the adults who are selfish and hipocrates to have ordered the children to stone the dog to death. We are no less superior than a dog who deserve to live too. It is too late to say who is right and wrong. How lucky we are to have the realization that these thoughts and actions are wrong.

  44. Julien Roth on Oct 25, 2012 at 8:22 pm

    I do not think that this is the right thing to do to this poor dog. And when the judge that sentenced the dog to death by stoning, to be done by children, i already knew that that was not the right thing to do. Such a cute dog. The dog doesn’t deserve a death penalty.

  45. Sean Wang on Nov 19, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    I feel sorry for this doggy. But, in this case how does the judges know that the dog is indeed a reincarnation of the lawyer in question? I mean, are they spiritual masters? I don’t think so. A pathetic excuse to harm a weaker being.

  46. abby f on Feb 5, 2013 at 4:30 pm

    This is another prove that the belief of reincarnation is not only adapted by the Hindus or Buddhists. Whether they say the spirit possessed the poor dog or the lawyer reincarnated back and became the dog, the fact which Judaism actually believes in reincarnation is still the truth.

    But the court didn’t turned this belief into something kind and compassion. Why stone at the poor dog? This poor dog no matter who it is, it brings no harm to people. And the court even asked children to throw stone at this poor dog. The children learn in this violent way, how they could grow up to become a forgiving and loving people? How the society could be at peace and harmony if people instill the value of violent?

    Glad that the dog managed to escape before the sentence could be carried out…

  47. sarahyap on Feb 6, 2013 at 8:11 pm

    Interesting… recently we learnt that certain sects within Judaism do believe in reincarnation. That’s great… but if we hold on our grudge toward the other person into his next life, that is very very detrimental. (I’m not saying that I believe the dog is the lawyer, but I’m speaking in context that it is what the judge believed)

    Maybe it is for this very reason that regular people cannot recall their past lives because so much anger and hate will be carried forward to the next life.

    But about this story… how can a judge, release a order for something without any concrete proof? What type of system is this? It is so ridiculous that, if I don’t feel angry towards this pitiful judge who has been living with anger for 20 years and is still angry at a person who has died a few years ago… I’d say I feel sorry for him to be so narrow minded… And due to his narrow mindedness, he ordered the village children to do the stoning… what type of society teaches their children to be cruel to animals or carry out an act of violence towards a living being? Gosh… I’m speechless…

  48. beatrix ooi on Feb 6, 2013 at 9:13 pm

    I feel so sorry for him. Never do something that’s bad and hurt others. What goes around, comes around. When it comes to karma, it’s no joke. But the only thing I do not understand is, how could the judge be so sure that the dog is the lawyer? Or he is just trying to prove himself right…

  49. Jutika Lam on Feb 16, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    What??? How can a lawyer simple say a wondering dog is a lawyer??? Where is the proof, monk or High Lama or priest Rabbi to say that dog is confirmed a rebirth of a lawyer?

    I feel so angry that a wondering dog was killed without any proof that his previous life was a lawyer….. luckily he was not killed.

    If this innocent dog was killed it would have been a very sad and stupid thing to do as well as a very bad thing to do to kill an innocent dog with no solid proof he is a lawyer.

    Pheww… So happy the dog did not get killed and also that this dog had a second chance to live his life to the fullest…. Luckily this dog had the good karma to override his bad karma to survive.

  50. jennifer on Feb 24, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    This is one of the most ridiculous story that i have ever come across!
    What has this world become ??

    I feel very sorry for the poor doggie, but i feel pity for the judge who played judge , jury and (almost) executioner from his inability to let go of the past. Holding on a grudge for 20 years, he and his fellow judges cursed the lawyer at that time and now decides that the lawyer has reincarnated into the dog ! How absolutely ludicrous !!! What sort of example is he setting for the townsmen and the children ??

    Thank the Buddhas that the doggie escaped and is rescued by an animal lover.

  51. Vinnie Tan on Aug 21, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    It is just upsetting to see people ill-treating animals like that. the worst thing is that the judge asked the children in the neighbourhood to stone the dog to death. It is sad because the judge is just telling the children that by killing animals if we are unhappy with them is ok, and we should do it. It is not the correct education for the children. As the adults, we should be installing values like love, care, compassion, kindness in the children. Instead of teaching them negative things. Children are a blank piece of canvas that we should help paint to make it a beautiful picture.

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  • Oya
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 02:05 PM)
    Hi , Rinpoche invited me here to join in the chat
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 12:40 PM)
    Take 15 seconds and see this. This being has so much feeling for the little boy hugging….amazing. Take a look: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pdxo1mZeY68&feature=youtu.be
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 09:51 AM)
    “If you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.”–His Holiness The Dalai Lama
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Saturday, Apr 19. 2014 12:30 AM)
    The Four Immeasurables Love, Compassion, Joy, Equanimity SEM CHEN TAM CHE DAY WA DANG DAY WAY GYU DANG DEN PAR GYUR CHIG
    SEM CHEN TAM CHE DUG NGEL DANG DUG NGEL KYI GYU DANG DREL WAR GYUR CHIG
    SEM CHEN TAM CHE DUG NGEL MAY PAY DAY WA DANG MI DREL WAR GYUR CHIG
    SEM CHEN TAM CHE NYE RING CHAG DANG NYI DANG DREL WAY DANG NYOM LA NAY PAR GYUR CHIG May all sentient beings have happiness and its causes,
    May all sentient beings be free of suffering and its causes,
    May all sentient beings never be separated from sorrowless bliss,
    May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free of bias, attachment and anger.
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 06:24 PM)
    God Is my Father My Father in Heaven, how sweet it is to know that You are my Father and that I am your Child! Especially when the skies of my souls are cloudy and my cross weighs more heavily, I feel the need to repeat to You: Father, I believe in Your love for me! Yes, I believe that You are a Father to me at every moment of my life, and that I am Your child! I believe that You love me with an infinite love! I believe that You are watching over me night and day and that not a hair falls from my head without your permission! I believe that, in Your infinite Wisdom, You know better than I what is good for me. I believe that, in Your infinite power, You can bring good even out of evil. I believe that, in Your infinite goodness, You make everything to the advantage of those who love You; even under the hands of those who strike me I kiss Your hand which heals! I believe, but increase in me faith, hope and love! Teach me always to see You love as my guide in every event of my life. Teach me to surrender myself to You like a baby in its mother’s arms. Father, You know everything. You see everything, you know me better than I know myself; You can do everything, and You love me! My Father, since it is Your wish that we should always turn to You, I come with confidence to ask You, together with Jesus and Mary….(here request the favor that you desire). For this intention, and uniting myself to their Most Sacred Hearts, I offer You all my prayers, my sacrifices and mortification’s, all my actions, and greater faithfulness to my duties. Give me the light, the grace and the power of the Holy Spirit! Strengthen me in this Spirit, that I may never lose Him, never sadden Him and never allow Him to become weaker in me. My Father, I ask this in the name of Jesus, Your Son! And You, Jesus, open Your Heart and place in it my own, and, together with Mary’s, offer it to our divine Father! Obtain for me the grace that I need! Divine Father, call all men to Yourself. Let all the world proclaim Your fatherly goodness and You divine mercy! Be a tender Father to me and protect me wherever I am, like the apple of Your eye. Make me always a worthy son/daughter; have mercy on me! Divine Father, sweet hope of our souls, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! Divine Father, infinite goodness poured out on all peoples, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! Divine Father, beneficent dew of humanity, may You be known, honored and loved by all men! ~~ by Mother Eugenia
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 06:20 PM)
    For the expanding grandeur of Creation,
    worlds known and unknown,
    galaxies beyond galaxies,
    filling us with awe and challenging our imaginations: We give thanks this day. For this fragile planet earth,
    its times and tides, its sunsets and seasons: We give thanks this day. For the joy of human life,
    its wonders and surprises, its hopes and achievements: We give thanks this day. For our human community,
    our common past and future hope,
    our oneness transcending all separation,
    our capacity to work for peace and justice in the midst of hostility and oppression: We give thanks this day. For high hopes and noble causes, for faith without fanaticism,
    for understanding of views not shared: We give thanks this day. For all who have labored and suffered for a fairer world,
    who have lived so that others might live in dignity and freedom: We give thanks this day. For human liberty and sacred rites;
    for opportunities to change and grow, to affirm and choose: We give thanks this day. We pray that we may live not by our fears but by our hopes,
    not by our words but by our deeds. we give thanks this day – o. eugene pickett
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 12:18 AM)
    Today I purpose to live My life will shine
    As the morning sings
    I walk in liberty
    Bound in true dreams
    Manifested promises
    Chase my forward motion
    A covered path before me
    The fruits of my hoping
    The fruits of my living Today I purpose to love My love will speak
    With the sound of grace
    Merciful within mercy
    The works of my faith
    Smiles of overflowing
    Inspire my giving
    Abundance of joy as rain
    The fruits of my living michael john faciane
  • vincent tan
    (Friday, Apr 18. 2014 12:11 AM)
    May I be protector for those without one,
    A guide for all travellers on the way;
    May I be a bridge, a boat and a ship
    For all who wish to cross (the water). May I be an island for those who seek one
    And a lamp for those desiring light,
    May I be a bed for all who wish to rest
    And a slave for all who want a slave. May I be a wishing jewel, a magic vase,
    Powerful mantras and great medicine,
    May I become a wish‐fulfilling tree
    And a cow of plenty for the world. Just like space
    And the great elements such as earth,
    May I always support the life
    Of all the boundless creatures. And until they pass away from pain
    May I also be the source of life
    For all the realms of varied beings
    That reach unto the ends of space. a guide to the bodhisattva’s way of life – shantideva
  • Sameer
    (Thursday, Apr 17. 2014 01:05 PM)
    Hi I’m Sameer Online SEO Consultant . Do you want to see your website in Top 10 position in Google or other major search engine? Do you want more targeted visitors on your website? If yes, please let us know your domain and keywords name which you want to optimize so that we could analyze the keywords, level of competition and could supply you with our best price to optimize the website . Also, Please let me know the competitors URL for better understanding of the level of competition . Most firms overseas have achieved a significant amount of savings by outsourcing either complete or part of their SEO Work to us in India. All our work remains in the background and the end client never knows that the work has been outsourced resulting in both savings and brand value for you and your company. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with you and your company. Thanks & Regard Sameer Online seo Consultant P.S: this is our marketing stratergy that we use the Gmail Account . Once you reply us back , the next communication I will do is from my corporate email id. Note:We are not spammers and are against spamming of any kind. If you are not interested then you can reply with a simple \\”NO\\”,We will never contact you again
  • Sameer
    (Thursday, Apr 17. 2014 01:04 PM)
    Hi I’m Sameer Online SEO Consultant . Do you want to see your website in Top 10 position in Google or other major search engine? Do you want more targeted visitors on your website? If yes, please let us know your domain and keywords name which you want to optimize so that we could analyze the keywords, level of competition and could supply you with our best price to optimize the website . Also, Please let me know the competitors URL for better understanding of the level of competition . Most firms overseas have achieved a significant amount of savings by outsourcing either complete or part of their SEO Work to us in India. All our work remains in the background and the end client never knows that the work has been outsourced resulting in both savings and brand value for you and your company. We are looking forward to a long and fruitful business relationship with you and your company. Thanks & Regard Sameer Online seo Consultant P.S: this is our marketing stratergy that we use the Gmail Account . Once you reply us back , the next communication I will do is from my corporate email id. Note:We are not spammers and are against spamming of any kind. If you are not interested then you can reply with a simple \\”NO\\”,We will never contact you again
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Thursday, Apr 17. 2014 12:31 AM)
    Eight Verses of Training The Mind (By Kadampa Geshe Langri Tangpa 1054 – 1123) With the determination to accomplish
    The highest welfare for all sentient beings
    Who surpass even a wish-granting jewel
    I will learn to hold them supremely dear. Whenever I associate with others I will learn
    To think of myself as the lowest among all
    And respectfully hold others to be supreme
    From the very depths of my heart In all actions I will learn to search into my mind
    And as soon as an afflictive emotion arises
    Endangering myself and others
    I will firmly face and avert it. I will learn to cherish all beings of bad nature
    And those pressed by strong sins and sufferings
    As if I had found a precious
    Treasure very difficult to find When others out of jealousy treat me badly
    With abuse, slander, and so on,
    May I suffer the defeat
    And offer the victory to them When one whom I have benefited with great hope
    Unreasonably hurts me very badly,
    I will learn to view that person
    As an excellent spiritual guide. In short, I will learn to offer to everyone without exception
    All help and happiness directly and indirectly
    And respectfully take upon myself
    All harm and suffering of my mothers. I will learn to keep all these practices
    Undefiled by the stains of the eight worldly conceptions
    And by the understanding of all phenomena as like illusions
    Be released from the bondage of attachment.
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 11:08 PM)
    Let the rain come and wash away
    the ancient grudges, the bitter hatreds
    held and nurtured over generations.
    Let the rain wash away the memory
    of the hurt, the neglect.
    Then let the sun come out and
    fill the sky with rainbows.
    Let the warmth of the sun heal us
    wherever we are broken.
    Let it burn away the fog so that
    we can see each other clearly.
    So that we can see beyond labels,
    beyond accents, gender or skin color.
    Let the warmth and brightness
    of the sun melt our selfishness.
    So that we can share the joys and
    feel the sorrows of our neighbors.
    And let the light of the sun
    be so strong that we will see all
    people as our neighbors.
    Let the earth, nourished by rain,
    bring forth flowers
    to surround us with beauty.
    And let the mountains teach our hearts
    to reach upward to heaven. Amen. a prayer for the world – rabbi harold kushner
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 06:27 PM)
    Great God, who has told us
    “Vengeance is mine,”
    save us from ourselves,
    save us from the vengeance in our hearts
    and the acid in our souls. Save us from our desire to hurt as we have been hurt,
    to punish as we have been punished,
    to terrorize as we have been terrorized. Give us the strength it takes
    to listen rather than to judge,
    to trust rather than to fear,
    to try again and again
    to make peace even when peace eludes us. We ask, O God, for the grace
    to be our best selves.
    We ask for the vision
    to be builders of the human community
    rather than its destroyers.
    We ask for the humility as a people
    to understand the fears and hopes of other peoples. We ask for the love it takes
    to bequeath to the children of the world to come
    more than the failures of our own making.
    We ask for the heart it takes
    to care for all the peoples
    of Afghanistan and Iraq, of Palestine and Israel
    as well as for ourselves. Give us the depth of soul, O God,
    to constrain our might,
    to resist the temptations of power
    to refuse to attack the attackable,
    to understand
    that vengeance begets violence,
    and to bring peace–not war–wherever we go. For You, O God, have been merciful to us.
    For You, O God, have been patient with us.
    For You, O God, have been gracious to us. And so may we be merciful
    and patient
    and gracious
    and trusting
    with these others whom you also love. This we ask through Jesus,
    the one without vengeance in his heart.
    This we ask forever and ever. Amen prayer for world peace – sister joan chittister – benedictine sisters of erie
  • Dwayne Johnson
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 09:08 AM)
    For vincent tan – Yonten Shigyurma – The Foundation of All Realisations Well-realising that the root of the path,
    the foundation for every realisation,
    is to properly rely on my kind Guru,
    bless me to do so with great effort and devotion. Knowing that this life of freedom, found but once,
    is difficult to gain and greatly meaningful
    bless me to develop the continual wish
    all day and night to take its essence. Mindful of death, this life disintegrates
    as swiftly as a bubble in turbulent water
    and after death my good and bad
    karma follows me like my shadow. Having gained firm certainty of this,
    bless me to be ever conscientious
    to abandon even the slightest harm
    and practice every possible virtue. Enjoying deceptive samsaric pleasure
    brings no contentment and is the door to all suffering.
    aware of its drawbacks, bless me to develop
    a strong wish for the bliss of liberation. With mindfulness, introspection, and great care
    induced by that pure aspiration
    bless me to make my essential practice
    the Pratimoksha, root of Buddha’s teachings. Just as I’ve fallen in this sea of suffering
    so have all beings, my kind mothers;
    seeing this, bless me to train in Bodhicitta,
    taking up the burden of liberating them. And yet, just wishing this, without practicing
    the three ethics, Enlightenment cannot be attained.
    knowing this well, please bless me to intensively
    strive to train in the Bodhisattva vows. Properly analysing the correct object
    and pacifying distraction to mistaken objects
    bless me to swiftly realise the path
    which unifies quiescence and special insight. When I’m a pure vessel, trained in common paths,
    bless me to enter with perfect ease
    the sacred gateway of fortunate ones,
    the supreme of vehicles, Vajrayana. Then, foundation for the two attainments
    is keeping the pure vows and commitments.
    having found unfeigned conviction in this
    bless me to guard them with my life. Having precisely understood the essentials
    of the two stages, heart of the tantras,
    bless me to strive without break in four sessions
    to practice Yoga as taught by holy Masters. May the spiritual guides who reveal this excellent path
    and the friends who practice it all live long.
    Please grant blessings that outer and inner
    hindrances all be fully pacified. In all lives may I never be parted
    from perfect Masters and enjoy the glory of Dharma.
    Perfecting realisations of the paths and stages,
    may I swiftly gain the state of Vajradhara. this is the Prayer of the Great Saint Great Buddha Lama Tsongkhapa!
    [no sender]
  • vincent tan
    (Wednesday, Apr 16. 2014 01:49 AM)
    Those are the words of the Living Christ

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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"Some people spend all their energy, and even risk their lives to achieve fame. Fame and notoriety are both no more than an empty echo. Your reputation is an alluring mirage that can easily lead you astray. Discard it without a second thought, like the snort you blow from your nose."~Kyabje Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
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Over 22,000 views here on engaging in this practice that will purify and protect your environment from powerful spiritual disturbances: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=31904
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Dakinis are Buddhas' wisdom in feminine form. Without respect of the feminine, there can be no enlightenment. Tsem Rinpoche 
9 hours ago
Unusual & nice depiction of Manjushri. Tsem Rinpoche
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“If you utilize obstacles properly, then it strengthens your courage, and it also gives you more intelligence, more wisdom. Because there is obstacle, you make attempt; so have to think, have to try something. Have to try certain way; so this gives strength and also wisdom and intelligence. If you use them in wrong way, then discourage, failure, depression.”~His Holiness The Dalai Lama
10 hours ago
Very nice painting. Tsem Rinpoche 
10 hours ago
We should treat animals very well. They have feelings just like us and do not deserve any sufferings just like us. They can be our best friends. Tsem Rinpoche
13 hours ago
I wish more Buddhas are painted more realistically like this. Who did this? Tsem Rinpoche
13 hours ago
There is a lama under the canopy at the temple entrance giving teachings and look at all the monks in the snow receiving teachings. When you want dharma bad enough, nothing can stop you. Tsem Rinpoche
13 hours ago
I like this inviting scenery at the Nunnery of Tsogyal Latso area in Tibet. Beautiful small temple, holy stupa, trees, green, bright and look at the mountains surrounding. Not barren or dry. Perfect place to live, practice, age, retreat, meditation and pass away. Tsem Rinpoche
14 hours ago
We have 13 Buddhist Pastors in Kechara. Four were newly ordained last night. After the ordination it rained for 15 minutes I am told while the sun continued to shine brightly in the area. One Pastor is in the USA right now so not pictured. Tsem Rinpoche
2 days ago
My Mumu boy is so alert, cute and intelligent. I can never get tired of loving him. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 days ago
I had commissioned this Thirteen Deity Yamantaka thangka. With Lord Tsongkapa above centre representing all lineage masters. Manjushri to the left and H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the right. Sacred, beautiful and pure wisdom embodied in this thangka. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
This tastes really good!!! Easy to make. Some frozen items you have to heat up, take out of microwave, stir and put back in to continue cooking for a few mins more. This one you just put on for 5 mins and eat. But it tastes REALLY good and tastes home cooked too. Nice surprise. Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
When can I find a location, house and environment like this? This is the kind of place I would like to spend the rest of my life in. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Jill Yam and also Mr. Hee always conducts wonderful pujas for those who come to Kechara House and request. I am very happy about that. The pujas offer tremendous results and therefore benefits for many. Our puja requests are growing very much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Even animals can show great compassion and sense when another needs it. Be kind to animals and be vegetarian. Collect less negative karma by not eating meat. Be kind always. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Portraits of People Living on a Dollar a Day- You absolutely must see the stunning photos and background. See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=48180
2 weeks ago
This mechanism was recovered from the Antikythera shipwreck in 1901. Its complexity and purpose was not understood for another hundred years. Dated to around 200 BC, it is identified to be an analog computer used to calculate the astronomical position of the stars and planets. Its juxtaposition among other ancient artifacts is akin to finding a jet airplane inside King Tutankhamun’s tomb. The device, whose inner workings are far more complex than a Swiss watch, is capable of accurately measuring the movement of the sun, the moon (and all its phases), eclipse cycles and the position of the planets. Who could have built this?~https://www.facebook.com/cosmic.intelligenceagency
2 weeks ago
Prince Palta is my maternal grandfather. Princess Nirjidma is my aunt. She has two sons. The sons are my cousins. Wonder if they are alive or not? Where are they? Any offsprings? Interesting to find out. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Never be angry at your guru, Hold a grudge against your guru. Never seek revenge against your guru. Never talk badly about your guru to cover your mistakes. Don't abandon your guru or ignore  your guru because he loved you for you as no one else  did and dared to love your potential too. Never hold your anger for long against your guru. Your guru was only doing his 'job' by teaching you, showing you better, explaining the dharma to you and was very brave to do so for you as no one else would dare do so. No one would dare take that job. No one else dared to love you and give you more. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Nothing would make me MORE HAPPIER than to retire in this environment. I hope this manifest soon. By the karma of myself and the people I have hopes in will help it to manifest. I love this so much. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
A very important poem to understand: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47846
2 weeks ago
Billy Meier took the best pics of UFOs. I watched a documentary about him with Seng Piow and we were both stunned how good the documentary is. It's alittle older but relevant. When you watch, you must please pay full attention as they have accents, but understandable. Listen closely to the technical information when his material goes through tests for authenticity: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0q7ye0dic0U
2 weeks ago
Nobody should put beautiful grandma to sleep ever and nobody should put that lovely dog or any animals to sleep. No animals should be harmed, butchered or caged. We are humans and supposedly more intelligent. So let's act like it by being kind to those animals that are 'lesser' than us and our intelligence. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
This is exactly what Buddha taught. What Tsongkapa explained. What H.H. Trijang Rinpoche embodied and what H.H. Zong Rinpoche shared with me.~Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
NEW POST-And some partners just drag each other down anyways because it’s convenient to be with that person. It’s not love but just using each other. I’ve seen that clearly in a few cases. People can hide with their partners and avoid real efforts because they are in denial, but denial or not, it will catch up. I am deeply sorry to say things like that too. But it’s true..please read on: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47760
2 weeks ago
Do you know about Raimundo Arruda Sobrinho? If you don't you should find out now!! It is totally necessary to find out and share with others: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47397
2 weeks ago
It's fortunate for the student to meet a caring and real teacher in this day and age. It is also very fortunate for the teacher to meet a caring and genuine student. It benefits the dharma and many beings when a genuine teacher and genuine student meet and work together to benefit others. Very powerful and good combination.-See what I mean please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47425
2 weeks ago
The evil ways of some completely amaze me every single day.. They better take a deep breath when they close their eyes for the last time, because it's not going to be pretty. This is how this little sweetheart was dumped on the street.-From Harbored Souls Rescue (FB)
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, a special letter for Frederick but it might benefit everyone out there who are really seeking inner change and spirituality. I invite you to read as I just posted now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47445
2 weeks ago
Click on photo to enlarge and see what this six year old has to share with the world. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
My dad rescued her from an abandoned store front two years ago. They watch TV like this together! -Via Reddit (facebook)
2 weeks ago
My shrine here in the USA. Do you like it? Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Dear friends, as you know part of my ancestry is Mongolian (Kalmyk). The Kalmyk Republic is one of the republics in Russia. And Kalmyk Republic is the only European republic that is Buddhist and they are Mongols in ancestry. They are proud people. I found a video that is very good. It showcases all the dances of the various Russian Republics. Very beautiful and rich Russian heritage. At 27:59 of the video you will see the Kalymk performers doing the Mongol-Kalmyk dance. I use to dance in a Kalymk dance troupe as a kid, but I couldn't dance like this! I was amazed how beautiful it was done and talented the Kalmyk dancer are as well as the other republics. I want to share with you. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhnbLoFbpsU -Thank you- Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
The Medicine Buddha is the composition of the buddhas. This means that when we practice the seven-limb prayer and make offerings with the seven limbs, we receive the same merit as we would if we had made offerings to all the Buddhas. Similarly, when we recite the mantra of Medicine Buddha, we collect unbelievable merit just as when we offer the seven-limb practice to Medicine Buddha. Be the cause for many to come to receive the healing of the Medicine Buddha and seal tremendous merits for yourself and your family in this life and the other lives to come.~Martin Get involved: http://www.medicinebuddhahill.com
3 weeks ago
Dear friends, Came across this which is short and gives hope. Do see: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=47218 Always trying my best to expose you to all types of knowledge, information and inspirations, Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
I love country roads. I wish this one lead to a secluded wooden retreat house where I lived away and far from the trappings of samsara and it's endless deceptions. Those who agree or participate in the deceptions will not only invite depression and disillusionment, but perhaps eventually be 'crippled' by it and trapped for long spells of 'time'. TR
3 weeks ago
What a nice comment by Antonio Rocco Romeo left on my facebook comments. I like people who have gratitude and show it. Not just say it but show it because they are the people who will get far and be less self-introverted creating less unhappiness in their minds. Happiness comes from having gratitude. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
March 29, 2014-Went to a Native American Indian store yesterday to find stones to make offerings to the Buddhas. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
In horror of death, I took to the mountains— Again and again I meditated on the uncertainty of the hour of death, Capturing the fortress of the deathless unending nature of mind. Now all fear of death is over and done. ~ MILAREPA
4 weeks ago
This is what my 1972 blue Volkswagon beetle looked like when I had it in the 80's.  This is the exact color too. I drove it all over Los Angeles. It didn't have alot of power but it got me around. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo: "However dark our minds may be, however hard our hearts may be, this is not our true nature... enlightenment is when we finally come into our true humanity." ... pic Korea Nov 2013 ( We must keep practicing and applying the dharma strongly to bring our real nature out. Don't let temporary emotions and dark feelings let us give up our dharma practice or works. Don't listen to people who have done very little for us or what they did for us heralds only more sufferings. Listen to the dharma. Tsem Rinpoche )
4 weeks ago
This can be applicable to some experiences in our past? So we just let go, forgive and offer our prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
My shrine in my room where I work. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Nicholas arranged alot of flowers at my request in front of the house so it's more colorful and natural. Nice offerings. He has been working at it. Nicholas is hardworking, straightforward and easy to work with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Joy has been with me for many years and very talented. She really has painted hundreds of Buddha images within Kechara. I asked her to join me in USA to help do some work and she was on the plane within 48 hours after her spiritual retreat in another part of the US. Joy is here in the USA to help our Tsem Rinpoche Foundation. She went for a two week retreat and then joined me. Welcome. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Mountains may crumble, the oceans may dry up, but the Buddha cannot lie.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    14 minutes ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    12 hours ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 month ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 month ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    2 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    7 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    10 months ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    11 months ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Answer to Jo
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    1 years ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    1 years ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Setrap's mantra
    2 yearss ago
  • Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    Rinpoche does Baby Jane!
    2 yearss ago

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What a good way to enjoy a movie.Support Kechara Soup Kitchen to aid the homeless. Lucy Yap
8 hours ago
~It’s not between you and the recipient~ Always be generous and kind no matter what responses you get back. It will change people’s lives in one way or another. It will change your life for the better.~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
20 hours ago
My dinner: 'Mee Siam' (vermicelli stir fried with tamarind, topped with shredded eggs, spring onions, chopped shallots and red chillies, lime for tangy taste, and chilly paste). LOL! I luv my food spicy! Cooked by Levi. And a bowl of soup with green vegs, Chinese cabbage, mushrooms, white carrots, red dates, nuts in vegetarian stock. All vegetarian. :) Cooked by Pam and Karen. Life's good in Kechara forest retreat!!! Pastor Henry
24 hours ago
Practice ONLY when you get a raise? We should start spiritual practices, not tomorrow, not the day after, not when you have more time, not when you get a raise, not when you retire, not when you have more free time, that day will never come. That is simple, lazy procrastination. We should start these practices today.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/practice-only-when-you-get-a-raise.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
yesterday
~Hardship Pushes Us to the Top (Korea)~ Everyone can succeed… everyone can succeed. Mr Sung-Bong Choi will. Everyone should not feel down or expect the world to owe you something. In fact sometimes we owe the world or the people around us something. Don’t wait, don’t make excuses… in this world… results are the loudest explanations and the most convincing… Tsem Rinpoche http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/koreatalent.flv http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/hardship-pushes-us-to-the-top-korea.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
yesterday
-- Chef turned HERO-- Krishnan gives with so much love, care and affection. You can see he is happy and you can see he is doing something that comes from deep within his soul. What a beautiful person. What a example to let me know that compassion exists. I thank Krishnan for inspiring me beyond what I can type here. He is certainly one of my heroes…~Tsem Rinpoche http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/CNN-Hero-Narayanan-Krishnan.flv http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chef-turned-hero.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
yesterday
--Asian of the Year: The Selfless Vegetable Seller-- Do take a look at the article written about Ms Chen Shu Chu on Reader’s Digest. I have also added a video about her story… does her life inspire you?~Tsem Rinpoche http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/chen-shu-chu-vegetable-seller.flv http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/asian-of-the-year-the-selfless-vegetable-seller.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
yesterday
With another client, Mr Lee, off the street after we referred his case to Anjung Singgah. Justin@KSK
yesterday
Uncle Leang off the streets! Makeover before settling into Ti Ratana Shelter Home! Justin@KSK
yesterday
Four Points Sheraton sponsored food for the marginalized community in KSK Penang. Justin
yesterday
Stone carved Vajrayogini(15") in Kechara Paradise, love her so much. ~Felix KP http://www.vajrasecrets.com
yesterday
-- Prove them wrong -- It’s amazing how some people have never met me or know who I am, but based on a few things they read here & there & rumours, they have formulated a new personality for me & all the things I’ve never done they passionately speak about… I find it funny and entertaining now. I guess we can’t spend our lives fighting rumours… we just have to work hard & then rumours get proven wrong on it’s own as a by product. No point explaining repeatedly. Just do our work & show results!! ~ Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/prove-them-wrong.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
--- A Thought… --- While thinking earlier, I came to some more understanding. However other people act towards me or anyone, should not affect me much as it was never between them and me but between me and karma. What I need to watch out for is my mind and the reactions. When I am unhappy then the 1st chapter of Lam Rim should be applied strongly… Otherwise there’s nothing much to be attached to how others react… it’s all temporal and it doesn’t last at all. Why waste the time to evaluate, just treat everyone as best as I can irregardless. ~ Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-thought-2.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
--- Losing Face --- To be a leader, an example, or a good person we have to always give the credit to others SINCERELY who work with us. Because they make us who we are. Without them we are nothing..~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/losing-face.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
--Many Doors-- Looking for a non-existent door when you can enter from anywhere is the source of our barriers.~ Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/many-doors.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago

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