Earthlings

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“EARTHLINGS is a powerful and informative documentary about society’s tragic and unforgivable use of nonhuman animals, narrated by Joaquin Phoenix with soundtrack by Moby. Directed by Shaun Monson, this multi-award winning film by Nation Earth is a must-see for anyone who cares about nonhuman animals or wishes to make the world a better place.”

Released in 2005, EARTHLINGS premiered at the Artivist Film Festival and won the Best Documentary Feature. It then went on to win the Best Content Award and Best Documentary Film at the Boston International Film Festival and the San Diego Film Festival respectively.

What is this video that made such an impact on these renowned film recognition boards?

The 95-minute documentary was inspired by Shaun Monson. He’s a writer, producer and director who had previous shot footage of animal shelters within Los Angeles. He did it to produce a series of public service announcements… however, what he saw had such a profound effect on him that he decided to produce what became known as Earthlings.

Notable celebrities like Joaquin Phoenix (the actor from the Gladiators) and Moby then joined the project. Joaquin narrated the entire documentary and Moby featured his music. They are both long-time vegans, and like Sir Paul McCartney, they decided to use their celebrity status for a good cause.

This video covers 5 main parts: Pets, Food, Clothes, Entertainment and Scientific Research. As it was difficult to obtain footage within the relevant industries… the documentary took SIX years to make!

Companies who are within any part of the supply chain of cruelty e.g. puppy mills, slaughterhouses, experimental labs etc have A LOT to hide and A LOT to lose if exposed. With their business being very profitable, they maintain high security measures to keep what they do behind concrete walls and closed doors.

What you see in this video is footage which are mostly obtained using hidden cameras. They show day-to-day practices of some of the largest industries in the world…

When the video was released in 2005, it was nicknamed “the Vegan maker”, because whoever who watched the video with an open heart and mind would, without a doubt, stop participating in the consumption of anything animal-related.

It is also considered to be the definitive animal rights film by organizations all around the world. According to Joaquin Phoenix, “For every one person who sees EARTHLINGS, they will tell three.”

The video is very attention-grabbing and lots of people want to share it because it doesn’t just show lots of gory and scary videos of animals being abused and killed. Instead, it draws similarities with social tragedies such as the Holocaust which if you really think about it… IS THE SAME THING. One particular race overpowers another. The Germans with the Jews. The humans with the cows. The humans with the chickens. The humans with the turkeys. The humans with the elephants. The humans with the pigs etc etc etc…

Some people might say that us humans and animals are different. We all bleed, we all feel pain, we all suffer. Does a dog smile and willingly step into a gas chamber? No living being in their right mind would ever choose to live in captivity if given the option of freedom.

Even between humans, ‘those who are powerful treat the less powerful as if they were mere objects’… with the slaughter of animals, we allow the interest of our own species to ‘override the greater interest of members of the other species’. This is described as Speciesism. We see this more familiarly in modern day racism and sexism.

By eating meat you take away the option of freedom for the animals. By eating meat you allow the blood shed to continue behind concrete walls. By eating meat you send the message that it’s okay for people to grossly profit from killing animals.

Do the 3 photos below look like one big party or the holocaust? They’re cows ready for slaughter.

Please don’t run from reality, watch the film and share your thoughts with other viewers in the comments section. Thank you.

Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 16, 2017 at 10:54 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for posting this eye-opening article and video. I watched Earthlings many years ago. Although at the time, I did not pay much attention to the narrative, I was amazed at the graphic presentation in the video about how animals are killed and tortured. It has helped me to understand about the animal sufferings and develop empathy towards them.

    Recently, many years later, I watched the Earthlings again with the fellow Kechara writers where they explained about the narrative in the video that I did not notice before. Several things stood out for me:
    1. Speciesism – or the idea that humans are superior and have greater rights than non-human animals and treat them as an object devoid of feelings.
    2. All beings, humans and animals alike, have the same need and desire such as the need for food, shelter, the desire to be free of suffering, freedom of movement, etc.
    3. Humans have the tendencies to see animals through a magnifying glass. Therefore, they failed to see the complete picture, and developed their opinion and looked down upon animals based on this distorted view. While in reality, animals may be endowed with features that are more developed than ours as it is necessary for them to survive in their environment.
    4. Deception in the commercial words – The claims that are made by the meat suppliers are not always true. For example, Jews believed that Kosher animals died with minimal sufferings. However, as we can see from the documentary, it is not always true. Although the Jewish law forbids inverted animals to be slaughtered and the use of electric to immobilize the animals, these practices are still implemented in the Kosher slaughter house for the convenience of the butcher.
    5. Human choose to be ignorant – It is sad but true, although the information about how animals are slaughtered are easily available, many people refused to learn about and acknowledge their sufferings just because they do not want to sacrifice their taste buds or their fashion sense. Again we are causing the suffering of animals for our convenience.

    I do think that it is sad humans, including myself, have to cause the sufferings to other beings because we prefer our convenience or we choose to be ignorant of their suffering. We should help to reduce or eliminate unnecessary sufferings of animals by bringing awareness about what is happening to them.

    Valentina

  2. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Sep 16, 2017 at 1:20 am

    I first watched this video nearly two years ago, and this time around my impression of it is different. What I found powerful about the video this time around is that it tried to equalize our views about humans and animals, and to point out that on an ultimate level, there is no difference between the two groups. But the fact we see a difference between the two is in itself engaging in speciesism; because humans are generally the dominant species, we give ourselves the privilege of viewing ourselves as different and superior compared to animals.

    It’s the discriminatory mindset that becomes dangerous because we constantly reinforce that we are in a position of power. When we place ourselves in a position of power, we then become in danger of creating suffering for others. So what I realized is that if you engage in speciesism, it makes it easier for you to discriminate against others, and suppress anyone. This is because there will always be someone lower down on the power spectrum for you to abuse and deny the rights of. Speciesism usually starts first with animals, thinking we are better than them, because animals are unable to talk back. Then because the seed of that discrimination has been planted, it may be extended to other situations, to discriminate amongst humankind itself.

    So this goes back to Leo Tolstoy’s quote that for as long as there are slaughterhouses, there will be battlefields. A slaughterhouse arises from the discriminatory attitude that another being exists to serve our interests, that our interests override theirs and that we have the right to enforce this view whatever way necessary (violent or otherwise). It is the attitude that results in a slaughterhouse, which also exists within a battlefield…the idea that violence is a justified means to an end, that one party has the right to impose their view and interests on another. Hence a society that is kinder to animals, will be kinder to their fellow human beings and there will be greater peace, less war, less discrimination in general.

    So although the video was to encourage vegetarianism and kindness towards animals, I also feel that the benefit of understanding what “speciesism” is is much wider than that. Its benefit lies in the universality of the term, and how beings from every level will benefit when we can identify speciesism and then act against it. Understanding how each and every one of us engages in speciesism, no matter how big or small, gives us the chance to do the opposite and take corrective measures. Hence understanding speciesism gives us the chance to view all beings as equal, to view their suffering as equally important and their need for happiness as equally urgent.

    A really powerful video that people should keep watching and rewatching, to inform, change, improve their understanding of the world and all the creatures living therein.

  3. Raj Kumar on Sep 15, 2017 at 11:53 pm

    today I have watched Earthlings, a 2005 documentary about humanity´s use of animals as pets, food, clothing, entertainment and scientific research.It is narrated by Joaquin Pheonix and directed by Shaun Monson and has won several awards. then always decided not to finish it, as most of the images are hard to handle.It surely belongs to the most violent movies ever made – with one big exception: It only shows the truth!It shows us what IS HAPPENING right now, right in front of us and BECAUSE of us.It shows us the relationship we as humankind have to animals and to the world around us.The world we are sharing with all the other species that have evolved over time.All the species that have just the same right to exist here like we do.We are all Earthlings!

  4. Pastor David Lai on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    I am rewatching the Earthlings again and this time, I felt I was ready as I recall rather vividly of the horrors that awaited me. When I watched it the first time many years ago, I had no idea of the horrific atrocities documented in this film and boy, did I cry like a school girl. I didn’t pay too much attention to Joaquin Phoenix’s narration. I was just overwhelmed with emotion. At that time, I still ate meat but after watching it, I could not stomach meat for a couple of weeks. All I remember were the blood and gore for quite awhile.

    This time, I felt I was prepared and while watching, I got the chance to listen carefully to the narration and midway, I was even wondering if I had become desensitized to all the visuals of slaughter and suffering of animals. But midway, the tears came as I watched how even the circus elephant, deranged and angry from years of abuse and in a moment of fury and revenge, killed its captors in rampage and he in turn was killed tragically, ending a lifetime of pain and servitude.

    I must say that the narration is excellent and delved deep into why people regard animals as mere objects, which stem from their view, dubbed speciesism and the explanation draws parallels between racism, sexism and so forth. It explains very well how our view of animals gives us the moral license to commit the horrific atrocities on an industrial scale, not unlike the Nazis.

    At the end of the movie, it makes you feel that things should be different and how small efforts like being vegetarian doesn’t seem so daunting after all. I do recall that after watching Earthlings for the first time made me consider going vegetarian on a long term basis. I didn’t go vegetarian cold turkey but started being vegetarian for five days and gradually expanded from there till I got used to being vegetarian all the time.

  5. Julia Tan on Sep 15, 2017 at 9:04 am

    在我第一次看这一部电影的时候是2010年,感恩因为这一部电影让我对自己生活中吃的,用的,穿对,喜欢的东西第一次感觉到罪恶感,因为自己种种的欲望,这些动物都在受苦。我开始吃素,因为我不要当杀手,不要当帮凶,也不要当买凶的那个人,我也不要其他人因为工作,天天要杀杀杀,我感觉自己的手都是血。

    很多人会为自己找借口,但是我们是人,我们会思考,有智慧,因为我们愿意,所以改变世界,我们人类的伟大是在于我们的智慧,智慧不在于我们的餐桌上,智慧不是把自己的快乐放在第一然后其他众生都要为自己痛苦的牺牲。

    很多人会问,不吃肉那要吃什么?没有好吃的做人没意思!😏 那是因为你没吃过好吃的素食而已。吃素之后,就是少了医生的朋友,😄 习惯是可以改变,为了自己,众生和孩子的未来,值得!

  6. Pastor Niral Patel on Sep 15, 2017 at 6:14 am

    I watched Earthlings again today. It isn’t the first time I have watched the documentary. In fact, when I had the fortune of meeting His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche for the first time around 4 years ago, Rinpoche had gifted me a copy of the movie to watch. At the time I was already a practicing vegetarian and Rinpoche told me that it would give me a deeper understanding of why being a vegetarian was compassionate. And Rinpoche was definitely right.

    I’ve watched a couple of documentaries on the reasons we should be a vegetarian, on showing compassion towards animals and protecting the environment, but what I loved about Earthlings is that it tackled the issue from a psychological view. Before getting into the scary and stomach turning scenes of how humans treat animals it first analysed the situation from how humans view animals, and does so by striking to the very heart of the problem – the view that humans are superior than animals and therefore can treat them as objects. But this is just a simple overview of what was explained. Basically anyone who has some form of power over another human or animal, can and does contradict morality by viewing them as objects rather than sentient beings, and therefore can engage in horrific acts without remorse. We view the world through the lens of our perception. As I sat there watching and discussing with my Dharma brother and sisters all I could think about was what the Buddha taught about – the mind and our false perception.

    When we view the world through our mistaken perception, we create karma. And this is what happens when we deal with other sentient beings, humans and animals included. We all know from a Buddhist perspective that inflicting harm on other sentient beings leads to negative karma, but did we ever think about the frame of mind that causes us to do this – our perception of the world? Or even how modern psychology discusses this mistaken perception? The documentary talks about this perception as a self-centric psychological universe where one only thinks about the self in relation to other sentient beings. And this is what allows us to view other sentient beings as mere objects. Buddhism calls this the ego, or the self-centered “I”. Both philosophies are strikingly similar, if not the same, only termed and explained differently.

    This is what leads to what most people here have commented about, the horrific way in which humans exploit the animal kingdom for their own selfish interests. In fact these small interests, such as wearing leather or having chicken for dinner outweighs the major interests of the animal such as the loss of life. Humans have a way to want and find ways to get without consideration about the other species. And what this documentary does is introduce the viewer to a new perspective to view the world, one in which we see just how much pain and suffering animals go through for our wants. While we all know that the foods we eat, clothes we wear etc, are animal products, the killing fields are so far removed from our every day lives that we don’t think about it. This documentary shocks you to the reality of it all and what humanity is capable of doing.

    As Buddhists on the path of compassion how can we not be a vegetarian and strive to make the world a better place free of suffering after seeing the treatment and fate of the animals, members of a fellow nation on this planet of ours. If we want to develop ultimate compassion, we need to be able to develop compassion to the next realm closest to us first, which is obviously the animal realm. And if we are on the path of compassion, we are also on the path of wisdom. We need to meditate and realise that the pain and suffering binds us further to samsara, as well as the animals. We are bound to suffer again and again. When we realise that there is actually no difference between humans and animals on a worldly level, that we all want food/water, shelter, freedom of movement and freedom from pain; or on a spiritual level, that we are all sentient beings, we will see a real change in how we treat animals.

  7. Beatrix Ooi on Sep 15, 2017 at 5:40 am

    I have a lot of friends who find it extremely difficult to watch the documentary, they find it too graphic. But that’s precisely the point, why is it not okay to watch it but it is okay for us to eat the animals? My conclusion is that they ‘pretend’ to not know so consciously, there’s no guilt or whatsoever, most people find it easier to pretend and be in denial than to actually face the truths.

    Joaquin’s narration was clear, not whiny and he managed to convey the important points to the audience strongly. One of the points that stood out to me was that all sentient beings have desires, we all want food, shelter, companionship, and freedom of movement. That alone indicates that animals DO feel love, they DO feel pain and suffering. The comprehension between an animal and a human being may be different due to the environment and individual capability, but it still leads up to a mutual conclusion which is, survival. All sentient beings even something as “small” as Swallows for example, they know when to migrate so that they can give birth to the next generation before the harsh cold winters hits and there’s no food. Therefore animals DO comprehend.

    Another point that stood out strongly was the fact that we own a pet fits into the characteristics of a speciest. Animals are supposed to roam freely in the wild, by right none of us have the authority to own them, control their life and decide whether if they should live or not. The very fact that us owning a pet violates the principles of equality. This really blew my mind away, who would have thought about it that way? Keeping pets has been a practice that stems from more than 12 centuries ago, therefore it is safe to say that the concept of keeping pets (either for companionship or entertainment) has been rooted in mankind. After more than 12,000 years today, it is refreshing to know otherwise, which actually makes sense. Why is it not okay to ‘own’ a slave but it is okay to ‘own’ a pet? The word ‘own’ is very superior-sounding, so no matter what the subjects are, to own another species and to diminish their rights to live however they wish to is speciesism. This is a very powerful documentary indeed, will watch it again to absorb it better.

  8. chon kong on Sep 15, 2017 at 2:24 am

    This is the second time I watch the video.Today once again look to see animals suffer every scene, I feel too uncomfortable. We have been trying to avoid, in fact, cause the meat to be slaughtered animals bear the pain. If not personally slaughtered, turn a blind eye. Selfish human behavior, lead to other life to bear the pain and the scourge!

    To avoid killing animals continues to deteriorate, we should start from their own. Change their way of life, from clothing, food, and entertainment. the chance of harm to the animals is reduced to zero. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video,let us know behind the scene how animals suffer because of human being!

  9. Wah Ying on Sep 15, 2017 at 2:08 am

    It’s hard to continue watching the whole video. So much pain and sufferings human have incurred to animals. Human depends on animals for food, clothes, companion, entertainment and more, but with so much disrespect and greed. Only when human think they are more superior than other creatures on the Earth, they are the owner of this planet, therefore they can use and abuse in whatever manner and scale they feel fit and they like to.

    This video was produced few years ago and most of the scenes in the video are still repeating, and can be seen in many other video clips produced or appear much later and recently. No doubt the awareness has increased but the killing is not stopping. However, with creating more awareness about animal sufferings, more people to be vegetarian and more aware of the beings or environment around them, world can be changed. Changes should start from us and it will change for better. We have heard quite many people how turn into vegetarian, more aware of the sufferings of animals, and realise about speciesism after watching this Earthling video. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the video.

  10. Wei Theng on Sep 15, 2017 at 1:15 am

    This is not the first time for me to watch the video but it is still not easy to watch it. Every time I watched it, it just triggered me to look into certain facts that I have been avoiding or pretending not to know/see or pretending to forget for the sake of my own craving or attachment or pleasure. 🙄

    The sufferings that animals has gone through due to human in the 5 parts of this video is tremendous – pets, food, clothes, sport/entertainment and science. It is human like us that think we are more superior than other species and the ignorance that causing us to ignore the pain of other species or animals.

    I am thankful that Rinpoche has been exposing me on videos like this and let me starting to know, to feel and to start growing a little bit of kindness towards animals and started to be vegetarian for a few years and started to be a little bit kind to animals such as stray dogs, etc.

    This time, from watching this videos, it also let me feel more about the pain and the sickness that I have been experiencing now are due to what I have done in the past like eating meat, dissecting small insects or animals during classes last time as well as causing harm to animals. It let me have deeper understanding of karma and to be kind to animals starting now and spreading the awareness to be kind to animals. All animals deserve to live happily and without sufferings and pains. They are just the same like us.
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    I like what it says “When we wince at the suffering of animals, that feeling speaks well of us even when we ignore it, and those who dismiss love for our fellow creatures as mere sentimentality overlook a good and important part of our humanity. But it takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal. And it is actually within us to grant them a happy life … and a long one.

    …. On the heath, King Lear asked Gloucester: “How do you see the world?” And Gloucester, who is blind, answered: “I see it feelingly”. I see it feelingly. Three primary life forces exist on this planet: Nature, Animals and Humankind. We are the Earthlings. Make the connection.”

    This is definitely a must watch video for all.

  11. Jace Chong on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Thanks Rinpoche and the blog team sharing with us this life changing documentary.

    I first watched this in 2010, I was an occasional vegetarian back then, still couldn’t let go of my favourite KFC. I remember I watched this with my cat beside me, and because of the cat, I relate to the pains of all the animals in the documentary so well because I love my cat. I became a vegetarian after watching Earthling. And because of this documentary, I can really see the pain and hence take action on what should we do to not create further pain to the animals, as best as we can.

    I understand that we human is the core of all these pains and destructions to the earth, everyone of us contribute to that even if we try not to harm animals. However, with the power of influence by one person to another, hopefully this force of empathy would spread far wide, cutting down the sufferings of the earthlings, as a whole.

    Thank you.

  12. sweekeong on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:29 am

    I have watched the video before but it doesn’t become easy to watch the second time. This is a Must Watch for everyone who loves our planet, our future.

    Earthings has opened my eyes to the behind the scene how animals suffer abuses from human entertainment, killed for clothing, used in medical experiments and most importantly killed as food. This is one of the main reason I gave up eating meating. With the knowledge that animals being rear (breed) and abused since baby until they’re killed, the solution simply is stop eating them. We can control our food intake and therefore one less demand for meat.

    Giving up eating animals have many benefits not only for us ourselves but everyone living on this planet as pointed in the video, the environment ecology, and most importantly our inner peace and morality as a human.

  13. Sarah on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:26 am

    After watching the video, it is clear that we must raise awareness regarding the inhuman ways we treat animals. There is so much suffering created for the poor animals who are helpless and are totally controlled by their human handlers. We can say that it’s their karma, but we are also creating bad karma through our cruelty. This reminds me of the Jataka tale called “The Brave Goat”. The goat in the story told the priest who was about to kill him for his sacrificial offering that he was sad because the priest would be reborn 500 times as a goat in his future lives. And he, the goat, would be reborn as a human. This made the priest decide not to go ahead with the sacrifice. If people believe in karma, they would certainly not kill any sentient being.

  14. CindyH on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Watching this for the third time, it still doesn’t get any easier and it is still hard to sit through despite knowing the next scenes or what to expect. It also highlights how pervasive animal cruelty is in daily life and the severe consequences following such human exploitation of animals. Simultaneously, it further reveals how people have desensitized and numb themselves to such harsh reality. Ultimately, the problem lies in humans prioritising self over others, from satisfying own taste buds to pervadingly how we would feel. For example, despite being made aware of the uncomfortable truth about meat consumption, many still choose to close their eyes and block it out so they don’t have to feel bad or so they can continue doing it without the guilt. Thank you for this sharing which can serve as another reminder for us to be more caring and less self-centered.

  15. Lew on Sep 15, 2017 at 12:18 am

    I feel everyone must watch this video at least once and contemplate on it. I think this is my third time watching it and it is still very impactful to me. It is certainly very difficult to watch because the sufferings of the animals are “honestly” presented to in front of our eyes. There are many things which we do without thinking, that would harm so much animals, and this video presented it very clearly for us to contemplate.

    There are certainly things we can do if we are educated about the facts. As parents, we can educate our children to be more kind to all earthlings by not eating them, by not wearing them, something which we can do on a daily basis. I strongly believe that if the demand goes down or is eliminated, then the supply will stop too. Also, the meat industry has done so much damage to the planet earth that eventually one day, the earth will not be able to take it anymore.

    I wish this video Earthlings can be shown to every children in school, to encourage them to think, and to stop the suffering of other earthlings. 🙏🙏🙏

  16. Bk on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:29 pm

    This is a very difficult video to watch because it’s so painful to see how the animals suffer. I think many don’t realize that in so many aspects of what humans take for granted, an animal suffered or died for it. It’s so extremely prevalent from food to clothes to pets to zoos that what Joaquin Phoenix said at the beginning of the video is true: in essence that humans are the most harmful creatures on the planet, that we feel we are more superior to animals thus we are entitled to do whatever we want with them including torturing and killing them, that we are no better than the Nazis who killed millions of Jews during the Holocaust.

    Thank you rinpoche for sharing this moving video. I think anyone who watches it attentively and looks into the animals’ eyes as they are dying will immediately realize that they are no different from us, that they feel tremendous pain just like we do, and that we really must not do as we please with them, just for convenience, fashion or entertainment’s sake. And that perhaps it is time to adopt a more conscious, harm-free lifestyle that is kind to everyone and everything.

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  17. Sharon Ong on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:17 pm

    This is one of the hardest documentaries to watch but very necessary. Watching it again today is not any easier as the killing and cruelty are still happening. No matter what methods were used to reduce sufferings prior to slaughter, the fact remains the same – a life is taken. A life whose potential that has yet to be fully realised.

    Many will not watch documentaries like “Earthlings” as they would prefer to still carry on their habit of ingesting exotic meat, buying luxury leather goods and enjoying animal sports, pleading “Ignorance is bliss”. But is ignorance really bliss? As Buddhists, we should try to reduce sufferings of other sentient beings, no matter how small or seemingly insignificant. While we may not be able to change everyone in this world overnight, we should at least try to do our parts. Be it going vegetarian, buying products that are not tested on animals, adopting strays or boycotting zoo and circuses.

    My children have asked to go to the circus when they were younger. But after showing them videos of how animals were trained, they have not asked since. I believe that by creating awareness through videos such as “Earthlings”, more people will see the real picture and stop the many harmful and highly unnecessary practices. As the saying goes, “When the buying stops, so will the killing.”

  18. Kenneth Chan on Sep 14, 2017 at 10:08 pm

    Aaaaaaargh humans! Y U Make the Mahayana Path so difficult!!!

  19. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 14, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Looking this video again has made me think that it is unbelievable how much we can deny that animals feel pain although it is very obvious. It is true as they say we are the Nazi’s to the animals, killing, making most cruel experiments, using, abusing and whatever cruelty, we human animals do it onto the “weaker”, the animal which is not so ill-minded as we obviously are.

    I think it is very much because we don’t see what is going on and we get feel-well pictures from dairy companies for example in advertisments. But there is no feel-well for the animal having to suffer his whole life and later being killed and exploited to the maximum, for maximum profit.

    Even bull-fighting gets glamourised yet the killing of these beautiful animals has nothing to do with a fight but there is no escape and not even the slightest chance for the bull to survive. This is called murder and not a fight in my eyes.

    No matter what are the reasons, clothing, food, entertainment, research, science, medical … we humans think we are allowed to inflict this pain and suffering to animals. Well, I think we need to stop this and I am happy that there are many organisations, such as Peta, rescue teams, vegan and vegetarian organisations, which share daily on social media how cruel we are. https://www.peta.org, https://www.facebook.com/animalfreedomfighter/ and many more.

    Please watch this powerful video from H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on “What is on your Altar?” http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/whats-on-your-altar.html

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  20. Esther Goh on Sep 13, 2017 at 10:54 am

    A very sad video which sends a very clear message across. We must show compassion to all living beings on earth. Animals like human beings do experience pain and sufferings. They are so helpless and at the mercy of mankind just to satisfy their taste buds and desires for luxury goods and entertainment. Every mouthful of meat that we eat and every leather item that we possess just imagine the amount of pain and sufferings the animals have to go through. Even for entertainment and sports the animals also have to go through very harsh training in order to please the spectators. This video is a wake up call for me to ponder seriously how I can reduce the sufferings of other living beings and to make a difference so that this world will be a better place. If the demand stops so will be the supply. I hope more people will watch this video and benefit from it because it has definitely created a very strong impact on me.

    Thank you Rinpoche for creating this awareness 🙏🙏🙏.

  21. Mingwen on Sep 13, 2017 at 7:47 am

    With much shame, I’m not proud to be human being.
    Human kind is sick, we ‘re extremely selfish which we will do anything just to fulfill our desires and think that think that the world is under our control.

    We should act now and save the world before everything is to late.. when the mother nature take ultimate revenge..🤕

  22. Pastor Chia on Sep 13, 2017 at 7:35 am

    Watching earthling video , it make impact for people think deeply about how human desire living in this planet are base to others animals suffering. No doubt human are not only species live in the earth. Due to human ignorant and desire, human using their power to get the food sourse, clothing, entertainment to hurt others animals. This is not the right way. Human suppose have more wisdom but we are like other animals have feeling of pain, fear and consciousness.If human can’t control their desire eating meat. More and more animals will suffer. Be a vegitarian and Vegan is not total solution. But we can lesses hurting another being unnessery. It important for human aware and not fall to the old habit without control like wild animals hunting another species in the earth.

  23. Tek Lee on Sep 13, 2017 at 2:55 am

    This is a very powerful video that triggered many different thoughts. Yes, it’s cruel that those animals were slaughtered in that way to earn money for human beings. Treated in that way in order for human pleasure, and for their comfort. And, again, treated in that way for human to earn more money. But, out of all these, what is it about? Again, is for human beings. To me, this video shows the very ugly side of us, human beings. It very about SPECIESISM, even beyond that.
    Human beings, they’re scared of things that they don’t know, they’re worried about things that beyond their control. Given a human a riffle, with a lion stand in front of them, they will shoot the lion. Without the riffle, they’ll be scared of the lion like a mouse meet a cat. In this video shows it all. Human beings like to dominate, like to over power, like to be in control of everything. From the world biggest incident, World War 1 and 2, to this video, controlling and over powering other species (animals), it’s all about taking control.
    I hope more people watch this video, then to contemplate, what we, human beings, one of the species that live on earth, one of the earthlings, have brought benefit to the world that we’re living, rather than destroying, consuming, and talking control of what that benefits us. 🙏

  24. Justin Cheah on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:50 am

    Yes this is one video many would avoid watching, just like the rest of my friends, I do tend to shy away from watching videos of this nature but I am glad I did for the past few times. There are indeed a lot to be learnt from this video and one that strikes me the most is how cruel can someone be to take life away (or torture) life from another innocent being who also have the right to be staying alive untouched, live as peaceful like everyone one of us. It depicts the kind of dominance onto another species, just like another race over another, another religion over another. It clearly tells us the world that humans can be very cruel in order to get what they want regardless the cost even at the expense of another life and that itself is scary. We certainly can co exist and don’t have to kill in order to eat or stay alive as some might claim.

  25. Pastor Shin Tan on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:32 am

    Earthling, 意思是地球上的居民。除了人类,这也包括所有动物在内。 这部纪录片阐述了人类为了宠物、食物、服装和娱乐而凌虐我们的动物朋友。

    正如托尔斯泰所言:”只要有屠宰场,就有战场”。为了满足肉食者的口腹之欲,除了被宰杀以外,动物必须遭受烙印、剁角、剁尾巴、剪耳朵、切牙、去喙、小儿被掠走、长期住在拥挤的环境等痛苦。很多人都不懂,或者不想懂我们日复一日对生命的凌辱和糟蹋。

    为了满足皮革的需求, 每周成千上万只牛在印度被屠杀以获取牛皮。牛只被钉上铁蹄、串上绳索地步上没有任何食物与水的死亡之旅。人类为了娱乐,把我们的“快乐建立在别人的痛苦之上”。美国西部的牛仔竞技、赌马、狩猎、钓鱼、马戏团等,这一些活动都呈现了人类自私自利的一面。

    我们谴责纳粹,但是人类对别的生命的残暴行为与纳粹的大屠杀无异。动物朋友们所承受的煎熬、折磨和灾难还是持续着。纪录片旁白配音杰昆·菲尼克斯说道,“你不能掩饰眼前所发生的一切”。人类并不是这个星球上唯一的居民, 我们必须尊重其他动物种族。虽然我们在食物链上层, 但是我们有很多的选择,比如说我们可以成为素食主义者。我们可以抗议以动物为主的娱乐,停止购买皮革等。我们必须问问良心,做出明确的选择,不要再继续让动物们遭受卑劣残忍的虐杀。

  26. June Kang on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:30 am

    看完这部电影。有几个镜头深深的让我体会到人类对别的生命是多么的残暴,看到了人类的自私、贪婪和愚昧而让动物承受巨大痛苦的可怕事实。

    人类发展至今,自以为是强者。是主宰,认为自己拥有绝对的支配权于其他的众生,造成每天有成千上万的生命惨遭杀害,事实上每个有生命的动物都有感知痛苦的能力,佛说众生是平等的,我们有什么权利剥它的生命呢?

    如果你看完这部电影之后,想改变这世界, 请放下口中肉,再从个个层面检讨自己的生活,包括吃的、穿的和用的,培养慈悲的第一步是持素,爱护动物。

    爱默生说“我们优雅的享用我们的正餐,血腥的屠宰场被精心的隐藏起来”。

  27. Andrea Lai on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:22 am

    It’s powerful documentary of not sending message on animals suffering but to those human being like us. Due to strong attachments of our desire, greed, ego many sentient beings were tortured, suffered and death. What I think, these poor living thing are NOT worth to be treated this way. Many people think animals are different from human, but it is wrong. Animals have feelings just like us and the difference was animals can’t speak or talk like human. They are just vulnerable living organism that needed love, care and compassion. The act of greed on mankind was beyond limit. Animals have to sacrificed their lives in order sustained their material desires and egoism.

    Besides, even among humans happened into fight, war and there’re no different. Similarity with racism, segregation, discrimination, where people were alienated because of differences of their religious believed and interest. People who mistreated animals like this will definite rebirth in animal realm. What go around, come around. This documentary is very meaningful. Thank you, Rinpoche 🙏

  28. Vivian Ong on Sep 13, 2017 at 1:05 am

    This article and video is very powerful to make us humans think deeper and to contemplate what we are doing and have done. Often times we do not even think of the process of how we get the meat and seafood on our plates or how the leather jackets were made. And sometimes just for entertainment for example circus, we never thought how much suffering the animals have to endure during training. Why are the animals suffering for human’s pleasure and comfort? They too have the rights to live freely in the wilds and mother nature. We humans must really sit down and contemplate on this and try to find ways to reduce eating or using products from animals.

  29. nicholas on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:54 am

    Form this video Peter Singer said Speciesism …a prejudice or bias in favour of the interests of members of one’s own species and against those of members of other species. It actually spell out everything in the video. Human in general think that they that are able to think and over power non-human animals but didn’t realise that actually we have something in common and foremost we are living beings that live together on this planet.

    Due to our self centred mind we become selfish and ignorance to others needs, feelings and even their existent but how if the other party think and did the same to us? How would we felt? We have not put ourselves in their shoes to feel the pain, worry, scared and etc but only focus on the desire which cause suffering to others. It’s a good video to open our eyes for some and also a reminder for me that we are not the only being living in this planet that others have to suffer for us but we can live together by respecting others, helping each other even though we are different species but the bottom line is we can share kindness to live for a better future.

  30. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:34 am

    This was a well made documentary video with good research, soundtrack, narration, script, filming, editing and educational. It was great to watch this again together with some friends and then after discussed about the video among ourselves. Each one of us has our personal view and comments and it was interesting to talk and debate among us. One thing in common is that humans exploit animals as pets, for food, use animal hide for clothes and fashion, for entertainment and sports, as well as experiment on animals in the name of science. Some humans even treat other humans as animals. Being kind to animals is good for us to practice loving compassion

  31. Datuk May on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:28 am

    Watching this video, makes me wonder what is the real lesson to be learnt. There are many lessons being taught in this video. So much pain and sufferings are created due to the greed and desire of the egotistic human race. Ignorance on the part of a so called more developed human beings, so much pain is created on mother nature like deforestation and the animals beings of our earth.

    Besides using animals for many aspects of our lives from food to clothes including even the development of medical science, we do so without thinking that animals are just like us. They suffer pain just as much as we do.

    Seeing this video again, makes me realise how unkind and cruel, the human race is. What is being done to the animals can be avoided if not for our greed, desire and profits.

    The only way to stop this madness and cruelty is to develop compassion and respect for our fellow earthlings and whatever may be the reasons, pain and sufferings must be stopped. There is no single good excuse to inflicting pain and suffering.

    We need to stop before we lose our senses and start to destroy our fellow human beings which have occurred in history like during the Nazi regime and slavery throughout times. The only way is to develop love and compassion.

  32. Eric kksiow on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:22 am

    Even those i has watched the video ( http://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Earthlings.mp4 ) for 3 times ( this is the 3rd times ). And every-times after the group discussion, that’s make me think more deeper of Nature, Humans and Animals life.

    Why? I brought up in Chinese family, as Malaysian Chinese tradition, eg : CNY, Wedding Dinner and even Birthday Party, we must cook Meats to celebrate on it. And i even thought that Meats can give me more proteins for Body. It’s all about Me, Me, and Me.

    And PHO, DM, PAM, PC, PAR and Justin Cheah did make a very good explanation on what’s the whole video is talking about, it’s all ours human desires ( taste buds ), run a circus by making a money, and want to showing of the others that’s they ( the hunters ) are willing to pay lot of moneys to go Africa just for hunting to another living beings. As a Buddhist point of view, humans are ignorant ( included me )

    I do appreciate for the sharing and Thanks to everyone ( KFR Blog discussion team ) opinions. _/\_

  33. Pastor Albert on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:18 am

    Yes, many people say the animal is not killed by them, they would say the animal is already dead, and when don’t eat it, it will gone to waste. But the fact is, because we keep eating meat, we keep creating the need to produce more meat, that’s why there is the existence of slaughter house, that is why the animals are being killed, watching the video, they don’t just kill the animal, they torture the animals so much that it went through tremendous pain and suffering before death, many of us do believe in hell, and this is hell for them.😖😞😞

    When young, I love to go to the zoo, I find it fun and it is really interesting to see so many animals, but after I get to know about the animals has to suffer so much to perform in the circus, it broke my heart and I really regretted that the enjoyment I had before, my joy is building over their suffering, this is so unwanted.

    Sometimes I felt that human are really creative, we can always thing of so many ways to torture the animals and on using their flesh, skin, etc to make food, toys, fashion, etc… We have to be kind to the animals, not just to dogs or cats, but to all the animals.

    I watched this video many years ago, I became vegetarian, and since then, I have been sharing this video to the people I met and I will continue to share this video until more and more people become vegetarian and to be a kinder person.

  34. pammie yap on Sep 13, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Such vicious cycles sentient beings live in. The amount of harm, pain and killing we inflict on everyone around us makes me believe we are no different than those beings who are less ‘smarter’.
    Whether we are human or animals, we are selfish for ourselves. Humans do what they want in order to satisfy the ego while the animals do what they want to ‘survive’. Either way, we hurt others in the process of getting it. The desire for that feeling last only for a short period yet we still ignorantly do it.

    Watching the video again (which was made very well), made me think of how I can and need to be a kinder person and also change my perception for others. Knowing that one can unlearn and relearn, I want to break and change that unkind habituation into something much more better for now and my ‘future’ lives.

  35. Joy Kam on Sep 11, 2017 at 5:22 am

    I love this video and it was the very first video Rinpoche made us watch in Ladrang when Rinpoche decided to stop eating meat. Rinpoche did not force anyone to stop eating meat but simply shared with us WHY Rinpoche has decided to make this change and when we first watched this video, it really opened up my eyes and ignorant mind. After watching this video, one will realise that going without meat is the right choice, ethically, morally and for one’s own health wise.

    It took awhile of getting used to it, not because of the cravings but it was more of the convenience of obtaining meat instead of vegetarian meals, but all it took was some creative thinking, and nowadays with so many vegetarian shops opened, there really is no excuses. Even the meat selling cafes and restaurants are accommodating towards vegetarians. More and more people are becoming vegetarian and vegan because more are realising that this is the right way to go if we want to live long and if we want our earth to live long too. And for those who are “spiritual” and wishes to practise what they preach – compassion for all, love all, then this is the least one can do; stop eating meat, stops the demands for meat, heat stop the killings!

    Humans are the only species who are able to make a conscious decision as to what actions we take, yet we are the ones who constantly destroy ourselves and others purposely. We are the only species who eat another due to taste and not to “live”. This is why karma comes back hard on us, and this is why so many people easily get cancer these days, yet many still refuse and choose to be ignorantly blind from the truth. If you truly love animals, you will stop eating meat, because animals do not just include domestic pets. It is time for us to wake up and stop harming ourselves, others and the earth. The hurricanes America is experiencing now is proof that climate change is not a joke and one of the biggest contributing factors to this is animal farming. Hence, this is why it is extremely important for us to keep sharing and educating others on the harmful effects of eating meat, karmically as well as physically, and this is a good video to start with.

  36. Sofi on Sep 11, 2017 at 12:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for always trying to bring out the kindness/compassion in us, especially with this video. This is my second time watching this video and it takes a lot to watch till the end as its so painful to see how the animals suffered and died. What was worse, during my first time watching, was knowing that I had created the causes for this suffering as food and products like leather goods, etc. Now watching it a second time does not make it any easier as animal sufferings are still very much in existence with human’s hunger and greed growing. Speciesism may be a relatively new word but characteristics of it is not. Many people just don’t associate themselves with steak, chicken chop, lamb stew, leather belt, leather handbag, leather sofa, etc. with the actual animals that suffered during their short lives until their gruesome deaths. I am glad that I became vegetarian and recently, as the steak in the hot sizzling plate was being served at the next table, I almost puked. It smelt like rotten meat masked by gravy. Yet I watch the girl enjoying each bite and every bite. Its no wonder that anger and hatred is on the rise as the weight of negative karma increases with every animal killed. I had shared this post with others and hope that it will bring reality to them to realise how the killings are related directly to them. Imagine if we were to reincarnate as one of these animals. How would we feel, trapped, helpless and scared?? I will always remember Rinpoche’s teaching where Rinpoche pointed out that we always have pray for kindness, for compassion from the Buddhas but at the same time how could we take the flesh of another through the same mouth. Thank you Rinpoche for your care and helping us to care.

  37. Victor.C on Sep 10, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this powerful video of how the human treat other living beings, indeed is very sad to to watch the truth behind the doors on how animals been treated for human demand for food,fashion, waste and because of the demand the climate changed too.

    I shared this video to my daughter (Janelle) when she was 8 years old. When this topic been picked for dharma sharing or blog chat discussion topic with Pastor Adeline and the rest of the volunteer teachers. I explained to Janelle, If she likes animals so much, we shouldn’t love another and kill indirectly another animal just to feed our hungry stomach and taste desire. I told her also, I am practicing as vegetarian and we do it together and i set an example for her to follow as proof to her that nothing is impossible although the age gap and nothing to do with the age as well. I told her also that is all about the understanding of the causes and effect.

    After long explanation to her, she understands it and she practice the next day as vegetarian. At first, she was very hard to adapt into it as she was been taking care of by my aunties while I am working. She and my aunties having big time problem about the meal Janelle should eat. After awhile been struggling and she start to accept it, there is a day when I told her after a year did not consume meat, do you not feeling well? do you not growing up? do you feel sick? do your taste desire still urge you to eat? All she answer is “No” 😊 I am very happy to hear when she answered.

    Hopefully this video can reach more and more people and to help them to understands that we as human do not need all the abuses and torture to other living beings for us to survive in this planet.

    Thank you.
    Victor Choi.

  38. Jennifer Yuen on Sep 10, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing the documentary with us. It really exposed the brutal truth about the cruelty we human do for money and pleasure. I watched it a few years ago. It has stopped me from eating meat and buying leather bags. What got stuck in my head was the bloodiness of the animal bodies after their hair and skin being striped alive. I would never want to take pleasure of wearing fur for what the animals had to endure. This further brought me to be more aware of many things used in our daily life are actually at the expense of other being having to suffer. We allow the pleasure we receive to overide us from knowing / accepting the truth. I hope by having the hidden truth exposed, more will be able to make a conscience choice for themselves.

  39. Yau Mun on Sep 10, 2017 at 1:53 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you very much for sharing Earthling video. I have been brought up that eating meat is normal. Although I don’t fancy meat most of the time but at times I will still feel like having some.

    After watching Earthling video, it really makes me think twice if I would want to eat or buy any meat or any animal product again. I couldn’t imagine the cruelty that mankind can do to others.

    I will share this video with all my friends. I pray for a day that mankind will respect and be kind to all sentient beings.

  40. Chris Chong on Sep 9, 2017 at 12:21 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this video with us. It is indeed a powerful video about animal abuse. The abuse that the animals had been suffering is so bad that i bet that anyone that is sane would not had agrede to that. A quote from the video ” If anyone would need to kill for their meat, they would be vegan already”. Many people chose to eat meat but they are in denial of how the meat was harvested in the farms. They choose to be ignorant and to be in the not knowing so that they can enjoy meat without any sense of guilt. They are just being plain selfish.

    Plant based diet is a diet of compassion because by not eating meat, we are showing compassion to the animal and also to the people who has to do the dirty deed to kill the animal. If we dont eat meat, there is no reason for them to kill the animal which will spare the animal from being killed and the person from negative karma of killing the animal. This is why plant based diet is a diet of kindness and compassion.

  41. Lew on Jan 9, 2017 at 12:13 am

    This is one of the most impactful video I have watched so far. Most of us (me included) are brought up to think that eating other animals as normal, and there is nothing wrong about it, and most parents would even encourage their kids to eat meat.

    But this video really changed my perspective about other animals on our planet earth. The concept they presented really make sense when we think about it. Everyone should watch this video at least once and they will not give excuses to be unkind to other animals

  42. Pastor Moh Mei on Jan 2, 2016 at 10:18 pm

    Are we born to be cruel? To be cruel towards animals, cruel towards fellow human being, even cruel towards ourselves. Where does this cruelty arise from?

    I’ve never heard of the word speciesism before but what this paragraph below stated is very true.

    “Even between humans, ‘those who are powerful treat the less powerful as if they were mere objects’… with the slaughter of animals, we allow the interest of our own species to ‘override the greater interest of members of the other species’. This is described as Speciesism. We see this more familiarly in modern day racism and sexism.”

    Simplistically put I think everything is just a manifestation of selfishness in one way or another. It’s encouraging that people are starting to be more aware and some famous celebrities are using their fame to promote this new awareness.

  43. Beatrix Ooi on Dec 4, 2015 at 6:50 pm

    I have watched this documentary for more than 10 times now, each time I watched it, I learnt something different, it’s definitely the only documentary that I will never get bored of watching because the suffer of these animals are real. I think most of us by now knew about ugly truths behind slaughterhouses, but also, some of us have decided to ignore it or to live in denial so they don’t feel bad when they eat meat. Being a vegetarian is a choice and to be honest, the reason why I am a vegetarian today was because I watched this documentary and realised that I don’t need these animal to go through all the sufferings in order to satisfy my taste buds. It was quite an easy decision, I just had to switch my thinking and perspectives. It was not so easy at first but slowly I’ve gotten used to it and eventually stopped eating meat. Everything is not easy, but with determination and effort, we can do whatever we want, it’s our life and we are in control of it.

  44. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 29, 2015 at 2:25 am

    This video will always be very “special” to me because it is the first time I became firm in my mind that I will give up meat for good. I remember the exact moment – watching the dog being dragged off the street and crushed by the rubbish truck unleashed a torrent of tears from me. At the time, I was sat in Beng Kooi’s room in the e-Division office watching this and I had to pause the video and bawl for a good minute. It was just so completely unnecessary and such a pointless destruction of life. It wasn’t like the dog was being killed for meat or for fashion (as though that would make it more acceptable!) or anything like that. He was just being killed because he could be killed, because he was around people who are cruel out of ignorance, because he happened to be at the wrong place, at the wrong time. This being’s consciousness and pain had no value for the people engaged in the act; its life was as worthless as the rubbish they were throwing away.

    If the dog’s life was precious, then why aren’t other animals’ lives being given the same consideration? That’s when I decided, no more meat. A few weeks later, I had a private teaching with Rinpoche that sealed the deal

    This video is very important because it spells out factually the reasons why humans need to stop engaging in the exploitation of animals. The narration doesn’t come across as emotional, yet it’s easy to get an emotional reaction from what you witness. And the video is comprehensive too; before this, I had never consciously contemplated on the extent of speciesm via, for example, the exploitation of animals as pets.

    If we want to develop compassion in our practice, it’s important that we continuously make ourselves aware of the suffering of other beings by watching videos like these. To say it is too painful to watch these types of videos, and it hurts us too much is actually (sorry) avoidance. We don’t want to watch the videos because we don’t want to know what’s going on. Why? When we know what’s going on, we are forced to do something about it so instead of having to do something about it, we would rather not watch at all.

    Isn’t it strange to say we are Buddhist and practising compassion, when we avoid the sight of the suffering of others?

    If that’s the case and that’s how we feel about these types of videos that document the sufferings of others, then all the more reason why we MUST watch these types of videos. We need to know, to learn and to push our Dharma practice along, to remind ourselves how fortunate we are to be reborn with the Eight Freedoms and Ten Endowments, to not take for granted our precious human life and start doing something for others and ourselves right now.

  45. Edward Ooi on Mar 26, 2015 at 7:20 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, the 8 things that I have learnt in this video are:
    1)If we want to have a world that is full with happiness, then we have to earn it starting by putting a stop to racism, specism and sexism.
    2)It is true that some animals kill thousands of humans every year, but it is nothing compared to what we have done to their families and homes.
    3)What do we get from slaughtering and killing animals? Is it worth it? If it bags, shoes, wallets, clothes, meat and etc then it is totally not worth it. Why? You will not gain anything buying and using those stuffs after your death, it will only create more Karma to drag you down to hell. Therefore, it is totally not worth it.
    4)Most of the people in the world would know that dogs and cats have feelings but they never thought if other animals have feelings too. They wouldn’t mind to see other animals suffer but they cannot bare it when it comes to dogs and cats. Why? Because dogs and cats have been human’s pets for centuries and also because they are cuter. For an example, SOME people would ignore it if an ugly dog is being abuse but they would try to save a dog from being abused because they are much cuter. Same thing that happens to us humans, we prefer to look at people who are better looking and we despise the ones that are not so good looking.
    5)hurting another being will not bring us happiness. Well it might for some maniacs but hurting a being in order for joy that will only lasts a while. It will only make you grow further away from Dharma than you already are.
    6)If we don’t put a stop to hunting animals, then the some of the animals will extinct from this world. And the future generations will only be able to see those beings through social media and not real live.
    7)Animals are definitely not here in this world for the sake of human beings
    8)Never buy animals from pet stores, if you really want to get one. You should get it from the shelter or pick them up from the streets.

  46. Jutika Lam on Mar 25, 2015 at 9:31 pm

    Earthlings is really a one of a kind video meant to show the world how mankind have manipulated animals to be our food, clothes and our experiment subjects.

    It is through this video that I have learned a lot about how mankind has been so cruel and arrogant towards animals.

    Below are a few points which stood out for me.

    Despite how different they may be from us, we should treat all animals like we would treat our brothers, sisters or friends. No being in this world should be treated like how they are being treated today around the world.

    We can’t force the whole world to be vegetarians in a short period of time but at the very least, slaughterhouse owners should think less of maximizing profits and minimizing spending and let the animals grow naturally and give them more space to roam instead of cramming as many animals in a small place. After all, these animals will soon be slaughtered to fill our palate. The least we could do till the whole world is vegetarian is to at least help them to suffer less.

    Many people don’t have the slightest clue of where the food that they purchase and eat come from and this video really exposes how innocent animals go from birth to our plates while highlighting the inhumane practices of slaughter houses.

    People often have this misconception that animals don’t suffer before they die and are given their natural diet and are free to roam. Thai video proves the contrary to their views. This is why I like how the team behind Earthlings have shaped their documentary to show the world what really goes on behind the leather, fur and meat products we consumers purchase.

    The thought of seeing animal perform stunts and tricks at a circus has never struck me as an idea of a fun day out. Sadly however, Many people think likewise and enjoy going to the circuses especially those with families who think that it is a good bonding activity. These people don’t realize how the animals are trained to do what they are trained to do, again the misconception here is that they train these animals like how dog trainers train dogs by training them through encouragement, rewards and treats. What happens in reality is the exact opposite to what they think, and just imagine, when the animals decide enough is enough and hurt someone, what do you think of the image planted in to the minds of young children? It will teach them to be afraid of animals.

    The leather and fur industry is practically booming which of course means big profiteering for companies who sell leather/fur products. In such times an age where the urge to stand out and own what others don’t, someone obviously has to pay the price and sadly it’s the animals such as cows and other exotic animals who are slaughtered unmercifully. There are now laws in some countries which prevent people from hunting exotic animals but what about the millions of cows who are slaughtered in a way that is so gross and inhumane.

    If slaughterhouses allowed people to have a tour of how the animals are slaughtered, I believe it would help people realize how much suffering the animals go through and what a scary experience it must be for the animals they would stop eating meat, even those who are slightly stubborn would think twice.

    As for the animals who’ve had to be “test mules” to the countless of useless cosmetics testing, I am truly angered at the fact that these companies had to involve animals in their labs. Some cosmetic companies have proved that good and effective cosmetics can be made without the harming of any animals.

    This documentary is a true eye opener for me as well as for those who want to know what really happens “behind the scenes”.

  47. Pavara Lam on Mar 25, 2015 at 11:42 am

    My 8 points of what i learned from the video.

    1. We take animals for granted because they don’t have a voice, but because they don’t have a voice it does not give us a reason to get killed. They should be treated just like us, not differently. They deserve to have the same rights as we have, they should be roaming the land without fear of getting caught or something else.

    2. Animals were not put on earth to be food. And after all you can’t get much nutrients from meat, instead it might give you dome sort of disease like cancer….. This has been scientifically proven before and test show that we can live without meat. The news has spread but still people continue eating meat as if it could make them live forever or give you supernatural powers. So take note when you eat meat you don’t just kill the animals, but you your own self might get killed.

    3. If you are thinking about getting a pet do not buy it from pet stores as most of them comes from breeding mills. So by supporting those pet stores you are encouraging them to torture the poor animals more because they are forced to breed, which can sometimes lead to problems. Once the animals is useless to the breeding mill they may put the animal down or do something worse. Instead adopt a pet from centers, as those are often strays or abandoned pets. That also means that the shelter won’t have to put down so many animals, as the shelters are often overcrowded..

    4.We always say that the animals is already killed so you might as well buy it as it won’t harm anything. But by buying you are giving the seller good business that encourages him to slaughter more than ever, and the process continues. We are the reason for the animals getting killed, because we tell the supplier indirectly that people love his meat.

    5. Even by supporting meat eating restaurants and fast food stalls you contribute to the killings. It’s now more dangerous that last time as now due to the rising cause of things people have to work longer hours, which means less time to eat, so they will go to fast food restaurants and buy their burgers as that is the easiest thing to get. Which means that the fast food restaurants would be piling with business causing the price to fall which means more and more people to buy. Do not support fast food as you tell them to order more meat from the slaughterhouse.

    6. By buying leather handbags and suits you are also supporting the killing of animals, only difference is that it goes to the leather industry. There animals are killed and tortured from the beginning of the long trip to the slaughterhouse and then at the slaughterhouse. Not only leather but other sort of skins and pelts E.G. Goose feathers. But it does not end here, by buying badminton shuttlecocks you also kill geese for their feathers. As i said they are a lot of other animals that get killed for other reasons such as jackets and suits….

    7. By going to circuses you are also supporting cruelty, as the animals don’t know our language. When the circus says that their animals are coaxed by treats and praise, don’t believe it. They are constantly punished, insulted and jeered at. As if that is not enough they have to perform for fear of punishment, not because they were coaxed by treats or have a natural instinct to do tricks. So remember circuses are not animals friendly, but the animals there are tortured literally to death and fear of punishment.

    8. Animals testings is yet another way you support cruelty. No human would be willing to try a medicine that has not been tested. But the problem iswho will test it? Animals of course. These animals are forced to test all sort of things for us E.G. If the medicine will kill the person or the disease. Not just for medicine but also for the testing of machines such as things that could possibly kill a human, but no humans will test it so once again the animals are the test pilot, where they are often treated badly or suffer huge stress. There are lots of other things that animals are tested for such as facial stuff ,soap and even drugs. So the next time you think about buying things, research whether they use animals testing first before buying it.

    Let us be compassionate and stop the killing of innocent animals directly/indirectly.

  48. Michelle Chua on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:39 am

    8 points I’ve learnt watching this documentary:
    1. animals are just the same as us humans; they have feelings, emotions too. they should not be treated differently just because they look different or cannot voice out their opinion.

    2. this documentary shows how cruel and selfish us humans can be, killing innocent lives just to satisfy our attachments and desires; taste buds or sense of fashion. how does this make us better than those prisoners who have committed crimes?

    3. we always blame the producers or sellers for abusing and killing the animals for food or products but to be honest, if there wasn’t any demand, there wouldn’t be supply. the blaming part was just an excuse to make ourselves feel a little better about it.

    4. we should create petition to, for example: stop scientists from using these animals as experiments or kill animals especially during festive seasons, etc. we should create more awareness on harming animals or even vegetarianism.

    5. we often say we’re animal lovers but how does our move justify us when we kill them for our meals? or bags? or even accessories. it shows how ignorant we are when we don’t want to admit that the animals do suffer a lot before they die and we think that it is okay for pigs or chicken to die for us, when killing our own pet cat or dog is wrong. aren’t they all sentient beings? we shouldn’t look at them differently just because we’ve been accustomed to exp: dog beings our pets for many generations now.

    6. there are people out there who cares and tries to create awareness on how these animals suffer. everyone who was involved in this documentary are one of them. these people are willing to take a huge step to help the animals and to educate more people especially the younger generation.

    7. theoretically speaking, if there were so many livestock, they would take up more land space and thus there would be less land to grow crop. by having so many livestock, it is limiting the amount of oxygen in the air and disrupting the ecosystem.

    8. people should be aware of what happened to their food before the ‘entrée’ is put in front of them. it is scientifically proven that without meat, we will still survive and have a much healthier life! it is all down to our mind. nothing is impossible and I truly believe that if we set our mind to anything, it can be done, so why not be more compassionate and stop killing innocent lives.

  49. pete on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:28 am

    yes we should stop eating meat.

    • pete on Mar 25, 2015 at 10:40 am

      p

  50. Lucas Roth on Mar 25, 2015 at 12:21 am

    8 things I learned and realized from earthlings: ( with my touches in the messages )

    1.This documentary reminded me of how precious life is and how it can be taken away so easily. I imagined myself being killed like that in those ways and I realized how there is no difference between our lives and the animal’s life because we are all lives that have needs and we obviously don’t want to be harmed. We are all living and we all share this planet, it showed me how we are the same with the animals and we are not different from them and we shouldn’t do this to them if we don’t want it done to us. We are the same

    2. I realized how humans are such bullies especially in medical testing. first we kill for our taste satisfaction, why is a moment on out tongues more important than a LIFE. It doesn’t make sense how selfish humans are, how can we so brutally murder and kill other lives with so much pain for our own temporary needs and it is done is such large numbers, how can we do this? especially testing chemicals on animals, that is like wondering if a pinch hurts and then you test it by pinching your little brother, you are the same yet you do that because you want to know and you want to be better with the knowledge but others suffer. Others shouldn’t suffer for our own selfishness.

    3. What gives us the right to do this? NOTHING, we do this because we can and we want things that are just temporary attachments and even if it costs things like lives. Humans are just so cruel, just because we can hurt that doesn’t mean that we have to kill others just because we are “better” than them. Especially in circuses, why do they have to go through so much pain to learn all these “cool” tricks. They are also beaten and treated terribly by ringleaders in circuses too. It just shows me how humans can be so uncaring that animals have to go through all that for our entertainment, it is like humans think of themselves as gods.

    4. I thought about them. The animals never see daylight, they live in small places and they are killed so horribly. For milk farming in the cow farming industries for example humans actually artificially impregnate the cow so it produces more milk and the cow will stay like that for a very very long time and the cow’s life is affected as it always feels like it is expecting. This has a lot of strain on the cow too . The poor animals didn’t do anything wrong too, they are just under humans and the human brutality. You must think about them, how they feel with so many limitations and how much pain they feel because of us.

    5. Thinking about the fur and skinning, why has cruelty fused into our cultures and into out lives that our clothes are made from animals and their bodies too. We are wearing other bodies! All the cruelty that went into making that fur coat or that leather jacket is immeasurable. Every animal is killed in a way without care, mercy and there is a lot of pain. So much pain. It has fused into our cultures and society and we have become addicted to cruelty. ADDICTED TO CRUELTY, how sad, we have become such monsters. In eating meat, wearing fur or skin, hunting, animal entertainment and testing in labs. We don’t even realize what we are doing too because it is so casual not in society that you don’t notice.

    6. A famous quote is “if slaughterhouses had glass walls then everyone would be vegetarian” if I am not mistaken that is the quote and it is completely true. The sad thing is that nobody cares about the poor animals because they think it is normal and casual to say something about how they are eating a chicken and that they know where it came from and casually mention and teach that to the youths of the world and they grow up thinking that killing is normal and casual. but they don’t know anything until they see it. If they do then that is it. They will change unless their soul is as rotten as their eating habits with meat.

    7. Also the major animal killing industry is of course the food industry, and this means the meat is mass produced meaning more animals are being killed and in terrible, unclean, painful deaths because they have to deliver more meat so they spend less time actually caring what they are producing and where it is from. Billions of lives killed, all the humans care about is how they make more money with more meat. Terrible. All for taste on the tongue in different meats and different variety of tastes. What matters, LIFE or taste buds, something meaningful and precious or something temporary. We can live without animal meat on our plates, but everyone eats them anyways because “it tastes good” why are we so ignorant and do not care about any other life but ours? Something so minor but yet more important than a life. I don’t get that.

    8. Earthlings is what started me on my vegetarian path and it is the main reason why I am a vegetarian today. I makes us realize that we are wrong and there has to be change and they need help. There is only one way to help, Vegetarianism, and we need to spread the brutal truth behind that delicious steak, we need to teach others to help and then we can save them and then humanity’s name will be cleared with a real change for good. Realizing that we need to help them, that is the point of Earthlings. Education.

  51. Sandra on Mar 24, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    I have tried to avoid this video for quite some time, from my sister’s feedback that the video is very brutal to watch.She has turned vegetarian with own personal motivation after watching this video. Thus, I did not want to go through what may possibly bring me night mares and sorrows. Yet, in the blog chat session in kechara today, we were required to watch the full caption of this video.

    The video earthlings have shaken me deep within, having more and more questions towards myself, actions and cause. The film may be old, but the suffering is as raw as new. The screams that we hear in the video, if played loudly, may just sound like one of us crying in pain.

    I am an idealistic person, where i often want to view things in a perfect manner,the video made a point to me that truth is indeed a part of life that we need to have conscienciousness to view the world, not being blinded by commercialization and conventional activities. Just like one of the videos that you have shared,‘being in a cell,painting the walls into wonderful colours does not mean that we are not in the cell or prison.’ This video have strongly touched me deep within, and needs me to have a long thought on what role do i need to play as a responsible earthling.

    Lastly, I would also like to thank Pastor Adeline for placing time to give us a thought towards the motivation on how to perceive this video.

    May all earthlings be free from suffering.
    May the dharma spread to many more to make the right change in the world.

    Sandra

  52. Beatrix Ooi on Mar 24, 2015 at 9:21 pm

    The 8 points I have learnt throughout watching the whole documentary are:

    1. All sentient beings should be treated with equality. No other being is higher than the other, we all may look differ from the outside, but we are all living beings who share the earth together, we are all the earthlings.

    2. I find the amount of animals killed for consuming purposes too overwhelming. Please imagine, if they were humans and humans had to be killed for consuming purposes, how would you feel? You feel bad, don’t you? Why isn’t the same empathy applied to animals? Is it just because they are animals, and they don’t speak human language? No, then you are very wrong.

    3. I think that if slaughterhouses were to built with glasses, many people will actually reconsider about their diets. If they don’t, I really do not know what to say. Everyone has their freedom of making decisions, but whether if the decision is going to hurt something or someone else I very important.

    4. People often think that animals don’t suffer before they die, but in fact, they suffer the most. Imagine your throats being slitten apart while you’re still alive? And you’re just left there to die slowly until the blood in your body is completely drained.

    5. What I cannot stand the most is the fact that people’s craving towards animal related clothing for example: fur, leather, feather coat etc. I think that these are completely unnecessary, animals have to suffer severely in order to fulfil your craving towards their body parts. I find this very disgusting, in order to keep their skins from attaching to their bodies, they literally had to be skinned alive. It’s so painful even to watch the process of it, can you imagine the amount of pain they had to go through before they die?

    6. What I find most shocking is how milking cows have to live in order to satisfy our taste buds. Can you imagine yourself living in a super tiny space, all cramped up? And you’re not even given any form of exercise, how cruel can this be? You’re basically disabled and what you do for the rest of your lives is just eat and sleep and produce milk. And when you’re not needed, not useful anymore, you just die, that’s all you get after so many years of producing milk painfully and tirelessly.

    7. As you can see, these animals are constantly being brutally beaten up before they actually die. Do you really think that in order to bring “ satisfaction “ to your taste buds, these animals should and deserve to be treated this way? You’re completely wrong, just because you don’t witness the process of slaughtering, it still doesn’t give you the excuse to ignore it and continue to do what you do because you have seen it now. The key word is our attitudes.

    8. I urge that everyone should learn how to be more caring and less self-centered. Honestly speaking, we rely on these animals to survive, not in a form of food but on what they can do to the nature in order to provide us a healthier environment to live in. Moreover, we too are animals, it’s just the matter of perceptions and perspectives. From the animals’ perspectives, we could just be a bunch of carnivores who kill to get whatever we think is necessary.

  53. Julien Roth on Mar 24, 2015 at 8:41 pm

    Wow, this is such a strong documentary. This documentary has the ability to change the way people think, as it did to me. It has the strongest message out of all the other animal rights documentaries out there. Everyone has to see this. The world needs to know the truth.

    Here are a few things that i have learnt from the documentary.

    One of the first things i realised when watching the documentary is its ability to change people. The way the documentary is presentation is very informative and this means it can really impact peoples minds and send a memorable message. It sends out the truth behind all the meat that is served onto your plates. A truth that everyone needs to know before they decide to enjoy their dish of meat.

    Secondly, I have learnt the cruel ways in which human being torture animals just to use their meat. One of the ways that really stood out for me and i have never forgotten it since the first moment i saw it, was the cow in the spinning barrel. This is when the cow is put inside a barrel-like machine and is spun around several times while its being sliced in the throat. This method of killing the cow is by far, the cruelest way in my opinion. It just shows how cruel people can be when it comes to a living thing they do not care about.

    Thirdly, I have learnt that many many people around the world today still have no idea about what really happens in slaughter houses. They are clueless about how the meat gets into their food. And this is not a good thing. This means that it is the job of those who are aware of the situation to make others aware. This can be done by spreading new on social media, or by simply watching documentaries like Earthlings.

    Another thing i have learnt is that we all have the ability to do something for these animals that are suffering. We all have the ability to help them even if its just spreading awareness through social media. When we make more people know about what really happens in slaughter houses, more people will be against the killing of these animals, and therefore less animals will be in suffering. We must all play a part in spreading the awareness, animals do not deserve this kind of pain. They have never done anything bad to us.

    I have also learnt that becoming a vegetarian is the best possible way we can help these animals. Becoming a full time vegetarian reduces the demand for meat, and therefore less animal lives are sacrificed for our selfish needs. We are directly helping the animals in this way. I mean can you just imagine a world where everyone is vegetarian. The world would be so peaceful in a sense that animals will no longer be in suffering for their meat. Come to think about it, that would be the perfect would i want to live in 🙂

    Also, from this documentary i have learnt there is hope for the animals. I have learnt that there are people who care about these animals. An example would be the makers of this documentary. These people restore the hope in humanity. They make me believe that there will always be hope for the animals and that someday, it may all end. People like this truly inspire me to do good things. In this situation, these people inspire me to become a vegetarian and to be kind to animals everywhere.

    Through this documentary i have learnt to be kinder to animals, and so always love them with all your heart no matter what kind of animal they are. Some animals have gone through a lot. And it is our responsibility to care for them and comfort them. Animals are a part of our world too and they must be respected.

    Lastly, i would like to conclude with the most important thing i have learnt from Earthlings, compassion is the key to harmony. When we are compassionate towards others the world will be at peace, and all sentient beings will unite as one. Including the animals.

  54. Wylfred Ng on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing

    This video really give me an eye-opening truth that occur in our daily life.
    Some people may think that the meat from the wet market is just a product, but actually they were living beings.
    After watching this video, i also knew that everything behind our food and entertainment are full of suffering.

    All these are because of our attachment and desire.

    The awareness is most needed to end the suffering of the animals. So what i am doing now is being a vegetarian, and share more vegetarianism concept to my friends.

    Thank you

  55. Yvonne Yap on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:38 am

    师父又再一次提醒我们,是时候了!是时候停止我们的欲望,去伤害其他小动物。
    讲真的,我不敢直视整套影片,人类真的太残忍了,就因为我们的食欲,就牺牲了许多的小动物。
    影片里面有好几幕,人类把狗,丢进垃圾车里,让它活活的夹死,丢进毒气箱里,让它们毒死。狗就是人类的朋友,我们既然这样的对待它们 ,人类呀!。。。。。还有一幕,狗狗很开心的摇着尾巴,但是不知道它们面前的那一块肉,是毒药。
    试想想,我们是那些动物,被人抓去的那一刻,的恐惧,慌张,无奈。
    该停止了,其实很简单,就从自己做起。吃素吧!

  56. yenpin on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

    希望更多的人觀看這部影片後有所深思,影片让我有所感受,了解到人类为了食欲,大量宰杀動物,供应商为供应肉,以不人道和不卫生的方式不来养植所有动物,为了滿足人类食欲希求。
    所有生物包括人类的是生存在这个地球,想想我们人类有对这些動物仁慈过吗?人类为了自己食欲,就用残暴方式杀害動物。
    能成為素食者,就能挽救無数生命。動物就没有权利生活在这个地球上吗?
    我们人类不吃肉就活不下去了吗?人类!!!有听到動物的凄惨哀求声………………。
    不要为了满足自己的食欲,而伤害動物………….。动物不会说话,当面对死忙也会恐惧害怕!!!生命是无价的无论是谁都有权利活下去………。

  57. jerry_sito on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:11 am

    一切有情众生都有情,无论我们彼此之间存在的“业”有着一个怎样的联系,关系,我们学习佛法就应该拥有菩提心地对待一切有情众生,无论对方在此生以一个怎样的形体投生在这娑婆世界里,在佛教里我们相信轮回,每一位众生都与我们自己本身有过一定的连接,我想“如母有情”这句话的意思就是说每一位众生都曾经当过我们的母亲,即使此世,我们因着自己本身的业力而受生,我们也不应该忘记伟大“母亲”的恩

    佛家相信轮回转世,无论我们此生因着自己的业力有着一个怎样的受生,然而不争的事实是,其实我们都还在并同在一个一样的滚滚红尘的娑婆世界里,在这里我们即使受生的形体不同,但是“业”的关系是一样的,倘若我们此生不顾一起的伤害任何的有情众生,肯定的我们会累积下不好的“业”,当不好的业果成熟的时候,我们谁又可以肯定,我们将如何受生,我们会不会一样受生为无法自我防御的形体或其他,并因业力的关系,任由他人随意的伤害或杀害我们

    我们此生能够以人身来到此娑婆世界,我们可以做的,不是继续建立不好的“循环”的业,我们应该是努力的累积功德,并回向给一切有情如母用情的众生,祈愿一切有情众生都不在掉入,那自伤伤他的娑婆大循环里,无论对方是以一个怎样的形体而受生,他们都是拥有着生命,我们不应该试图帮彼此以自己的定义来“分类”或“标签”觉得他们应该得到怎样的一个遭遇会是理所当然的,这都是源自与我们“自私”与“无明”的心,在累积“业”的过程里我们是平等与没有分别的,无论当下您我他是以一个怎样的形体而受生,怎样的一个行为还是会累积下一个怎样的“业”,我们都是有血有肉的众生,当我们被刀割上或被暴力对待的那一瞬间,我们都会“痛”,也许有些人能够比较忍耐“痛”,但是不都是一样会“痛”吗?而我们受承受的“伤”不都是一样的吗?

    祈愿我们都能够视对方与我们是一样的心态,放下“我”这个习性上的定义,去看待一切如母用情的众生,祈愿我们不会再接下不好的“恶性循环”,祈愿一切有情众生都能离苦得乐,倘若我们此生有足够的功德而受生于人身,祈愿我们都不要浪费我们的生命与功德,而好好的使用我们的身体去帮助与利益一切如母有情众生

    感恩尊贵的上师詹杜固仁波切您的教诲,与苦空婆心的教导我们佛法,祈愿我们都能向您学习佛法,总之从今乃至菩提藏,尊为师、天、护法普集身,昼三监护夜三巡视者,防护事业任何时无怠!

  58. stella on Mar 20, 2015 at 2:27 pm

    Animals can feel the pain and suffering like we do. When the animals lined up in the slaughter house, they can sense that they are nearing death. The smell of the blood of their kind horrify them. The excruciating pain from the tip of the blunt knife cause the same deep pain on them as on us. There is no reason to believe that animals are born to be butchered by human.

    The saddest part is the lack of compassion on our (human) part. We take their lifes for granted, we abuse our ability as human form and treat the animals as if they don’t deserve to live; we kill them unnecessarily, for sport, for their skin, for their body parts. I hope more and more people come to their senses, and let’s start by stop eating meat, perhaps one day a week? Cut down on leather products. If half the world population eat 2 chicken less a year, that’s about 6 billions chicken saved in a year.

    Thank You very much for sharing this video to remind us of the pain and suffering we, human, bring to the animals. We cannot now pretend we don’t know.

    With folded palms, humbly,
    Stella

    • stella on Mar 31, 2015 at 3:51 pm

      It became very clear to me that animals provide for many things in our life (food, clothes, medicine from their body parts, etc), they are also used to test products that we consume & use (medicines, vaccines, skin care, cosmetic, surgery, etc), as well as being an object of our entertainment (dog/horse race, cock fight, hunting, rodeo, bull run, bull fight, fishing, etc) and an object of affection (pet). Yet, we are the ungrateful species that continuously find ways to exploit them only because they are weaker and helpless in comparison. Humans bite the hands that feed.

      As a species, I am ashamed of what humans had done to animals. Someone can argue that animal is a threat. Perhaps that is true in the medieval times, but not anymore. Since we are far more superior in terms of intellectual development & machinery modernization, we should be mindful of the harm we are creating for animals & the environment through our lifestyle.

      The right thing to do in my mind, would be stay away from meat (& food that are produced from causing distress to the animals) and any products that are tested on animals. By reducing demand, we send a clear message to the suppliers. Meat industry, fur / animal skin fashions and the testings on animals are a product of the over-developed consumerism in recent decades, as human’s desire had evolved & yearned for all things easy. In our grandparents generation, meat is consumed in a limited quantity because many families had to slaughter their own chicken.

      Therefore, we should exercise our rights as consumer to do the right things and be mindful of our over-indulged lifestyle.

      Thank You very much, Rinpoche, for sharing this video with us. By showing compassion to animals who cannot repay our kindness is a good way to train our bodhicitta & compassion. And it is a right thing to do. Thank You very much.

      With folded palms, humbly,
      Stella

  59. Edward Ooi on Mar 14, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    The first thing that we have to do in order to save the animals from facing extinction is to stop the hunters from hunting any more animals down. Hunters normally kill elephants just for their tusks, tigers for their fur and etc. What is the point of killing animals just because of some parts of their body? The body belongs to themselves and we humans have no rights to claim it. Second thing we have to do is to punish those people who hurt animals(Not by death sentence) so that in the future, they will understand that hurting animals is bad. Third, we have to stop the scientists from experimenting the animals so much that is harms the animals or kill them. And lastly, we have to start spreading news about how and where every items that is animal comes from and make people realize that buying items that are made out of animals is bad.

  60. Chandra on Jan 13, 2015 at 5:02 am

    This movie is immensely graphic yet shows the brutal truth. More power to documentaries like these that shed light on so many disturbing issues. I would still be eating meat had it not been for interventions and education on awareness by Rinpoche. I would like to be more skilled in persuading others to make better choices.

  61. Alice Tay on Nov 9, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    我是通过每个星期六的Blog Chat 所探讨的题目之一而接触这篇文章。

    感谢Rinpoche想尽办法来带引我们,尤其是我们这些初学者,帮助我们增长智慧。

    看完这篇文章与记录,真的让人很伤感。人类为了满足本身的吃欲与身上用品的执着,而无形中鼓吹伤害动物。这已经触犯佛陀所说的五戒之一~杀业。由于人类的执着,造成杀业更多。其实它们也是众生之一呀!

    我不能控制他人的一切。但我可以控制本身的欲望。唯有我本身的改变,才能带动与影响身边的人减少这一切的杀业。

    祈愿这些所受到伤害的动物可以早日脱离苦海,离苦得乐。。。Om Mani Pad Me Hung 。。。

    • Alice Tay on Mar 30, 2015 at 1:23 pm

      再一次观赏这录影片,还是依然的觉得很心痛。虽然我的人不在当时的现场,但可以感受到动物们的呼喊声,感受到他们的痛苦。

      不过很庆辛的,我已经选择成为一位素食者。每个人都有责任保护比较弱小的生命。而我先从本身的饮食方面的改变,希望可以带动其他身边的人发起慈悲心,一起吃素。

      除了吃素,我们也可以尽量避免用动物制作的皮包,衣服,美容保护品,日常用品等等。而且也不鼓励人们去观看动物表演。因为,这一切的一切都会造成与加重动物们的痛苦。简单的说,没有需求就没有供应。没有供应,就不会有生命的牺牲。

    • Alice Tay on Sep 14, 2017 at 5:14 pm

      This is a good video should keep watching that reminds us to be kind to every living beings as we are not the only one in the world.

      Generally, it seems that human and animals are not the same in some aspects. However, all living beings have the same desire for foods, water, shelter, companionship, free of movement, avoidance of pain and etc. We should know and understand that animals can feel fear and pain. They are helpless especially when the human want to harm or kill them due to human’s greediness.

      I am grateful that I became a vegetarian 2 years ago. Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us about the suffering that we have now, are the result of our self-cherishing mind. We learned the cause and effect, believe all sentient beings have been our mother or father in the previous life. We own them kindness and therefore we should learn and practice dharma to liberate them from suffering by develop the mind as much as we can.

      I sincerely hope that they are more people aware of nature, animals and human are the earthlings. Therefore, we should respect and take care of each other and be tireless in sharing for stop eating meat, ultimately it is beneficial to ourselves.

  62. Jimmy Tan on Oct 23, 2014 at 7:13 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for share this wonderful documentary to the world. This documentary show the truth what we are eating daily and where it come from.If we think deeply it is actually got no point to eat meat/animals.Because it just simply not worth. End of the day our body get sick and we continue suffer from our sickness.I know there is still a lot of peoples talking about protein,nutrients .What i can say is encourage them to read more research or related book.

  63. Uncle Eddie on Oct 22, 2014 at 10:53 am

    To work for the benefits of all beings, not only just for Humans but animals too, this comes from the realisation that all beings want happiness and not sufferings and pain! In fact, we all have compassion and want to free all others from sufferings. To all degree, we all love and want others, be it animal or human to be free and happy. These feelings may not be strong or extensive, but everyone has them in nature! How horrible, how terrible and heart-wrenching to see all those animals suffer in such awful, painful disasterous state in the video! It’s tuly abominable, sadistic and devilished! Has our World lost its human sense of compassion to allow such inhuman and uncivilised cruelty to happen so openly? All these atrocity should be stopped by the relevant authorities as they represent the protections of such cruelty. As H.H. The Dalai Lama has once said, “At every level of society – Familial, Tribal, National and International, the key to a happier and more successful World is the Growth of Compassion.” Om mani Padmi Hung.

  64. Julia Tan on Oct 22, 2014 at 1:54 am

    Animals cannot speak human languages and tell you that “I AM IN PAIN” does not mean we as human can ignore them. Animals are exist for the earth eco-system. Not for the greedy businessmen to breed none stop, slaughter millions daily and put them on your plate to eat. So much of torturing, pain, inhuman and sufferings behind the scene. if you are a meat eater, i beg you do not choose to ignore the process. Please stop enjoying the corpse on your plate. The more meat your eat, the more souls you take, when you die, you will find no benefits of eating meat other than feeding your desire. Lives have been taken because of you. If you believe in karma, you have to return what you have taken. In this case is the souls of the animals that die for you.

  65. Lucas Roth on Oct 19, 2014 at 2:00 am

    This documentary made me a vegetarian because it showed me the sinister truth behind that piece of chicken or beef. Even seafood i don’t eat because it means i have taken away a life just for a little taste of something that is there for less than a minute because you eat it then it is gone then you do it again. Or you could stop and save a life everyday less lives are killed for humans if you are vegetarians.

    The methods they use in this documentary is extremely cruel and horrible because imagine you being there being boiled, slice or stabbed while being laughed at by some of the workers there. It is horrible so if you can’t do it for them then think of you, if you were there and being killed in the worst ways. Even thinking about how it is kept behind those walls and the animals are sentenced to a life sentence for no crime is just sick.

    A famous quote is that if slaughter houses had glass walls then everybody would be vegetarian so please share this documentary and share the knowledge of the animals that died behind those walls that never see daylight and become a vegetarian and try to tell your friends why it is good. If you cannot do full vegetarian then do 1 day a week or 2 then slowly move up to 3 then 4 then 5 then full. Please help them, it is not always about us.

  66. Joy on Oct 18, 2014 at 11:09 pm

    It is true if every person who enjoys eating meat, watched this, they would stop eating meat. If every meat selling restaurant had this playing, they would probably convert all their customers to vegetarians. This is not my first time watching this video but it still bothers me when I see how we humans have allowed for these animals to suffer in so much pain and die for our own benefit. If people think the consumers are the least at fault, I beg to differ, it is the consumers who is most at fault for we are the one’s demanding the need for it and we’re the one’s paying for it all; the slaughter houses, the butchering, the puppy mills, the farm, pollution, entertainment, sports and science.

    Yes we are all earthlings of this planet, it is shameful that we humans uses our intelligence to harm those weaker and do not have a voice. We definitely need to change the way we think, act, do and eat… for otherwise we will lose it all. We must share this and create awareness to people continuously as it says in the film “It takes nothing away from a human to be kind to an animal”.

    I vow to be a vegetarian this life and all future lives!

  67. Hee TS on Oct 18, 2014 at 10:59 pm

    看了這部影片讓我有所感受,了解實地情况,供应商为了供应人们吃肉,以不人道的大量宰杀生物,滿足消费群,希望更多的人觀看這部影片後有所深思,能成為素食主義者。這也將能夠挽救無数有情生命。如果不吃肉了,並不會導致我们生存不了。感謝仁波切的慈悲分享,提醒大家别为了满足食欲而直接或间接傷害動物生命。

  68. Edwin Tan on Oct 4, 2014 at 7:12 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing this wonderful, yet heart wrenching documentary / movie and article.

    It is so true what the documentary was portraying. Everybody knows exactly how inhumane our food, clothing’s etc comes from… they just turn a blind eye to it and do not wish to know, hiding in denial.

    It is so true that every person that watches this will tell at least three… and almost a 99.99% conversion rate to vegetarian.

    I pray for a day that animals will be free from all these sufferings, and they could live as nations alongside with us… As Joacquin Phoenix so aptly put it.

    Thank you.

  69. Edward Ooi on May 12, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    Many people’s mind is really twisted. They think that eating cows, pigs, fishes, chickens and etc is okay but when people start talking about eating dogs they would saying that eating dogs is wrong. But what they never think of is that all animals are the same, they share the same pain and all of them also have feelings. If you think that dogs will feel pain then what about others? Please become a Vegetarian.

  70. Edward ooi on Mar 5, 2014 at 7:33 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I’m not saying that I’m a better person than anyone but I felt really disgusted about humans when I watched this video about 2 years ago. I didn’t straight away become vegetarian after watching the video but I just can’t stop thinking about the video. I’ve also shared it in my facebook wall so that people can watch it and understand the feelings of the animals are having. I don’t want them to be unable to eat for a few days or any bad effects, I just want them to understand.

  71. Paris on Mar 7, 2013 at 6:30 am

    This video really did change the whole way I have looked at our interaction with animals. A friend had told me to watch it a few years ago but I didn’t, first because I was too scared to see the horrors that I knew would be exposed and secondly, more selfishly, because I knew that if I watched this video, I would probably give up eating meat – and I didn’t want to. So I avoided it until Rinpoche assigned it to us as a video to be watched as an individual assignment and also as a contemplation in the dharma classes. Then it changed everything.

    I think it’s really quite fascinating that the documentary doesn’t just look at how animals are used as food, but also in the four other sectors that we often overlook or ignore – animals as pets, for entertainment, for science and for fashion. And really, the suffering and torture is just the same across all sectors. Being tortured, confined, driven by fear and eventually killed is the same, whatever the ends are.

    I’ve recently also just seen this spectacular, shocking video done by PETA http://www.peta.org/tv/videos/skins-fur/2127760347001.aspx
    which gives us a rather disturbing (and why indeed, would it be disturbing) look at how the world would be if the roles were reversed – if animals wore human skins and if humans were kept in cages for their body parts…. watch watch watch, and realise more than ever that every single one of us are earthlings with the equal rights to enjoy, live safely and be protected on this earth.

  72. Jutika on Jan 14, 2013 at 9:37 pm

    What??? I just can’t believe that every time people eat meat, wear fur coats, go to the circus to watch animals, abuse animals, kill animals just for the sick of it an animal has to go through so much sufferings.

    My thoughts on Eating Meat.

    1.When we order a burger, steak, anything that contains meat has to suffer through lots and lots of pain and even death, the thing is that most people don’t know how much the animal and how gross it is just to be delicious or make you look grand.

    2. How gross can it get? Take the pigs we eat for an example, they have to be blow torched a few times, put in to boiling hot water and then they are just left there to rot, let the flies itch them and most of them are even left with holes and left to bleed to death. Do we really want this poor animals to suffer so much just to be your roasted, stuffed pig?

    3. Look at the part where those baby chicks so yellow and cute, not knowing what to expect. Do you want people to kill these cute chicks just to be your food?

    My thoughts on Fur clothes.

    4. What do people want to Fur coats? Don’t they know that Polar Bears and other exotic animals have to go through just to make them look good?

    5.Don’t they know that most exotic animals have to be killed just for their fur?

    My thoughts on using animals for entertainment purposes

    6. I feel that all this circuses, forcing animals to race, abusing animals for nothing is useless, animals should be left with freedom and peace.

    These are my 6 thought on Earthlings

  73. edward ooi on Jan 13, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    There are so many poor cows waiting to be slaughter in the three pictures. A lot of my favorite animals are killed in this video such as: dog, dolphin, seal and monkey. Whenever I watch earthlings I will pray for all animals that are being killed, may their take rebirth as a human being and receive Dharma practices. Please be a vegetarian to save the animals being killed and be kind to animals too. Thank you so much for reading

  74. beatrix ooi on Jan 12, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    I’ve seen Earthlings more than thrice. It’s very heart-aching to see the animals being tormented then slaughtered. Especially when it comes to dog meat trade, I saw the dogs being skinned while their eyes were still blinking. I will never forget about that..
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  75. Lucas Roth on Jan 12, 2013 at 6:19 pm

    i have seen earthlings and that is the reason i am a vegetarian. just think about how they feel, not everything is about us. please be a vegetarian and do not support slaughter.

  76. Julien Roth on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:36 pm

    This video makes me cry, but i still love it. I love it because this video is the reason why i am vegetarian. This video is the video which told me the real truth behind meat. And i hope that many people watch this video and they become vegetarian as well. This video has made me be able to save lives. By not eating meat anymore, i do not cause the reason of animals having to die so that i have meat to eat. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  77. Yoke Fui on Jul 7, 2012 at 8:27 am

    After watching this film, I cannot bring myself to eat meat any more.

    Behind each nicely packaged “food” in the supermarket, is blood, gore , pain and suffering of the animals who have just as much right to live as me. What right do I have to kill them because I like the taste of their bodies ?

    If I really believe in compassion and kindness to all beings, I must put my belief into action – STOP eating these beings ! Otherwise I’m a hypocrite.

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  80. Irene Lim on Apr 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I shared this video with my staff and it really hit them. One of my Myanmar overseas Chinese staff cried “Hen Kong Pu” (very scary). Reality did not hit them until viewing of this video.

  81. Doreen Teoh LC on Mar 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    In my life (till yesterday – March 24, 2011), I have always been good at avoiding confrontation, matters and reality. I was given the DVDs “Earthling” by Tat Ming from the very first day I found KECHARA, as my spiritual home and have put it aside as not to watch it as I did not want to know about the suffering that is caused by us (human beings – myself included) to the animals. It is so selfness of me, as i do not want to watch and hear the crying and suffering, as i know i will be suffering when i hear and watch this video.

    Last night, I brave myself to watch the video, and was crying my heart out. The killings and the torture of human to the animals is so horrible and inhuman. I was imagining that the animals (dogs, puppies, cows, chickens, fox, bulls, whales, seals, and sharks) were actual in human forms and the human form is in the animal, what will it be then? I can sense and feel the suffering of the animals in their eyes, hear their crying, the pain of being tortured alive, living in non-conducive condition that is so small, closed and dirty. When we read news that shark attack on human, crocodile eating human, human eaten by python, baby/children taken by monkeys etc. ….this is just a minor, comparing we human killing millions of animals for our taste pleasure, entertainment, making us warm and look good (clothing).
    Before watching, I was told that this animal was killed without pain and very fast……how stupid and naïve I am….how fast it takes, it is still a life with flesh and bones, and are just like us. Just a cut on my fingers, I will be screaming in pain, what about a slit on your throat, and leave to bleed till it stops, tooth extraction (without pain killers), castration (the poor piglets), marking of trademark on yr ears, face (cows), cut the chicks beak….., tearing the fur/skin from the fox when they are still conscious and leave them exposed without their skin, just flesh, the bull rodeo….tie the genital parts so tight, the torturing and sufferings goes on….
    It never occurs to me, and was also told that it is fine as long that we are not the one doing the killing….how selfish I am, passing the blame to butchers. I am actually the butcher, who has directly ordered the killing!!! We are like Hitler….the Jewish Holocaust, sometimes we were worse.
    Now I know the true the meaning of being a “vegetarian”, as because of my own self pleasure to taste, the animals is suffering. They have the right to live in their own circumstances, and their society.

    Now, I have a strong conviction to be a vegetarian. The crying sound, the images of the eyes of suffering of the animals is so clearly communicated to the viewers, and there is another being that is similar to us, who has flesh, feelings and consciousness, and pleading to us being to stop this act.

    By eating animals, we human beings are speciesism, meaning that we are more superior to the other supreme on earth, just like someone being racist, gender dominant and etc. IF we are not, then we should stop this killings and sufferings.

    If even it is not because of other beings, as a selfish being we should also stop, as if we think of ourselves only, because of health, we should stop too. As this situation of non-conducive habitants and food technology of fast production, lots of genetic modification, antibiotics are been put onto this food. In addition, the disposal of sick animals, the decomposition is thrown by human into streams/river and eventually flows into the sea, and then intake by the fishes. This phenomenon has occurred and millions of fishes have died. The new virus attacking the fishes is at level 3, whereas Ebola is at level 4. The situation is very serious.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and showing your compassionate to us and all beings, and creating awareness. Rinpoche has consistently emphasize and persistently posting articles on this.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM

  82. ken on Mar 25, 2011 at 9:54 pm

    I cry and cry my heart out watching this. Like my 6year old niece once said, dont kill animals, we eat biscuits. May Lord Buddha bless all the poor suffering animals.

  83. Uncle Eddie on Mar 21, 2011 at 3:24 pm

    For anyone who cares for animals with an opened heart and mind, should give up the consumption of meat after veiwing the above “award winning video tape”. Only for people who are somewhat “CARE-less” or perhaps are severely addicted to animals’ meat will not have the heart of compassion to turn Vegeterian. We are human-beings, not cannibals or fanatic meat eaters only confined to flesh and meat adoration irrespective. In accordance to Buddhist practice, the eating of meat is said to be the same as eating the flesh of our own kins or family people, that of our mothers, fathers, children, brothers and sisters. As can be view in the video, how horribly the animals were been abused, tortured, atrociously manhandled, and finally savagely killed and slaughtered for their flesh to satisfy our wanton desires for meat. PLEASE heed our Guru’s advice to, “PLEASE,PLEASE STOP EATING YOUR OWN CHILDREN, PARENTS, RELATIVES, AND FRIENDS FLESH IN THE MEAT THAT IS BEING SERVED TO YOU FOR LUNCH AND DINNER DAILY. GO VEGETARIAN, SAVE FELLOW SENTIENT BEINGS AND SAVE THE WORLD.” As in the golden wisdom words of H.H.The 14th Dalai Lama, “Life is as dear to a mute creature as it is to a Man. Just as one wants to live and not die, so do other creatures.” OM MANI PADME HUM.

  84. anila on Mar 19, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    I have just finished watching earthlings on Rinpoche’s blog. What I thought before watching and what I thought after watching is different. To see how the animals were slaughtered and how they were being used for various purposes makes my stomach turn upside down. I feel i was the one that was tortured in place of the animals. I am glad I am a full vegetarian and have no regrets. I think its hard for most people to be a vegetarian straight away. It must be done slowly with time where they have to decrease intake of meat slowly. Thanks to Rinpoche I was instructed by Rinpoche two years ago to go vegetarian. And I have no regrets and no problem in doing it.

  85. Adeline Woon on Mar 18, 2011 at 8:37 pm

    I hope people will watch and really consider to take up vegetarianism. I notice many people who will feel sad or sorry when they watch this types of videos, but the feeling fades away after that. There are two sides to this scenario: 1. we are compassionate toward others and ourselves, which is an inborn qualities we have, but only realized so until it is awaken; 2. we are too greedy, ignorant and addicted to meat products that it becomes a habitual food consumption which we are too attached to let go. So, in order for us to be who we really are and to deserve a happier and healthier life, it is as simple as making scenario 1. into a habituation and kicking scenario 2. away. We all deserve a better life without living in the consequences due to bad habits. Kicking bad habits is the only way to indulge ourselves in the priceless benefits that follow by “igniting” those good qualities we already have in us.

    • Cindy Ooi on Feb 19, 2012 at 9:59 pm

      Just want to know whether your full name is Woon Lai Shan and are you from formerly Temerloh Girls School (SMK Jalan Temerloh). If you are please contact me through my email.
      Thanks

      • Pastor Adeline on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:35 am

        Hi Cindy, sorry the late reply. I am not the person you are looking for. Thank you.

    • Pastor Adeline on Mar 23, 2015 at 10:33 am

      I’ve watched this a few times and have learned different things each time. I’ve been a vegetarian for a decade or more with the initial intention to stay healthy. The animals’ welfare or sufferings did not cross my mind then but not anymore.

      This documentary shows the brutal truth with immense graphic of the real situation in the livestock farming industry. In order to meet the demand or rather the illusory needs, the meat industry do all they can to produce a variety of meat products in the market by cutting cost and multiply their income.

      As a result of that, the Old McDonald farm is no longer the scene we might still want to believe in, thousand acres of land were cleared for industrial livestocks farming, to plant corn to feed these animals. Water system and sea were contanminated and pollutted from the faeces and inconvenient waste that was being dumb into the sea from the farm. The gas released by the cows badly destroy the mother earth’s ozone layer, creating higher possibilities for human to catch skin cancer.

      The animals were denied the nature, fresh air and sunlight like the good old days. They are now born in dark and killed in dark, iving in badly or non ventilated farms and being ill-treated. The animals are living beings, they are no different from us, they can feel just like us.

      The power of consumer have to be utilized fully and correctly now to stop this madness from continuing! Consumers are the buyer of these products, with no one buying them, there will no longer be animals product supply. Please have mercy for these animals, we can still live a good life without them.

  86. Jessi on Mar 17, 2011 at 4:40 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thanks for the link! I shared this on FB this morning and plan to watch it with my husband and daughter this evening. She and I were talking about the fur industry this morning so I know she’ll be interested in this documentary. She’s only 10 and had no idea that animals were skinned for their fur, she thought they were shaved. Being from Louisiana she’s seen plenty of animal skins hung and dried, but she didn’t realize there was a whole industry attached to the practice.

    Sincerely,
    Jessi Bryant

  87. tsemtulku on Mar 17, 2011 at 3:22 am

    In everything we do, there is positive and negative effects due to the nature of our existence. It is 100% correct you don’t eat meat. HH the Dalai Lama, the highest authority within Tibetan Buddhism recommends we do not eat meat, so that is all we need to remember. Buddha said, we should not lie, or get attached to drinking, singing, dancing, intimacies,entertainments and that we should spend our energies to become enlightened. Are we doing all die and not just the meat part?? People tend to pick what is convenient from the Buddha’s teachings to suit themselves. If we are going to follow Buddha’s teachings or quote, we may ask are you following everything Buddha says? If you are not, then rejoice when others follow the best they can and as much as they can. Since it is the right path for 21st century Buddhists to follow the no meat path, let’s do it. We have so much variety of food. Let’s eat the no meat diet and get on with our practice and basically compassionately go passed the criticisms. It is very simple, do not kill. So hence animals will not die in front of you to eat them…There is no good karma in eating meat..full stop, but definitely there is good karma refraining from eat. Many of the tantras when engaged in the practice prohibit meat as taught by Vajradhara. Many rituals we do in the great Monasteries prohibit meat so the rituals are more effective…..Many who are not monks or not living in the monasteries would never understand that. Reading from books, net or from dharma centres would never be the same as in the monastery. Again, eating meat does not gather good merits for our spiritual practice, avoiding does. Listen to some of wonderful Tenzin Palmo’s views on not eating meat. She is the great yogini who meditated for the longest time in the mountains.TR

  88. Philip Yong on Mar 16, 2011 at 4:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Here is the link to the Earthlings video with Japanese subtitle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thFyxG5_V4c

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    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us.Rinpoche always advice us to go on pilgrimage to Holy places with concentrated powerful energy to collect merits. plant dharma seeds and be blessed The best pilgrimage place is where our Guru is and we can transform our mind following his advices and instructions sincerely. That is Kechara Forest Retreat which is near us in Malaysia.
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  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 10:16 PM
    Dorje Shugden practice is discouraged since the 5th Dalai Lama until recent decades HH the 14TH Dalai Lama. Nevertheless, this practice is common, support and continues to spread far and wide in many countries including Tibet, India, China as well as the Western. Herewith the 2 interesting articles that support Mr Glenn H. Mullin’s view on the attempt to discourage Dorje Shugden practice is not very successful instead it become famous and well known by everyone.

    1. 10 Holy Dorje Shugden Statues around the World:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/10-holy-dorje-shugden-statues-in-the-world.html
    Build Buddha statue with the bigger size bring much beneficial to all sentient beings.
    The largest Dorje Shugden statue, 24 feet tall, commissioned by H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche and currently housed in Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Pahang. In mid 2015, the statue was consecrated by Dorje Shugden in trace through the famed Panglung Oracle.

    2. They were not wrong
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-were-not-wrong.html
    Many great teachers, masters, yogis, geshes, mahasiddhas, lineage holders of various schools of Buddhism (especially Sakya lineage) that practiced or was affiliated closely to Dorje Shugden. Some of the senior monks who have been practicing Dorje Shugden for over 70 years and have no intention of giving up their practice of this protector. Besides, many great masters eg HH Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche and many others would also have thousands of students (both lay and ordained) in Tibet and all over the world rely on Dorje Shugden.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting writings by Mr Glenn H. Mullin.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 11:24 AM
    It is mind-boggling to read the extraction starting from page 208 of the book by Mr. Glenn Mullin. There are a few points from here that arouse my curiosity to read the book in full.

    One of it is why the Nyingmapa shamans failed to exorcise and pacify the spirit of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, but the Gelugpa shaman monks succeeded in pacifying and transforming him (his spirit) into Dorje Shugden.

    Another noteworthy point would be that Dorje Shugden practice caught on and became widely practiced by many monasteries, DESPITE the discouragement by the 5th Dalai Lama. This is very telling of the position of Dalai Lama as a spiritual leader.

    Based on Mr. Glen Mullin’s research, the popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice grew over time, in particular during late 1800 when four Dalai Lamas died young. I find it highly unusual to link this uncommonly short lifespan of Dalai Lamas to the growing popularity of Dorje Shugden’s practice. Bearing in mind that even aristocratic families developed the strong faith in DS practice during this period.

    As we gain glimpses into the feud between Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen / Dorje Shugden and the Dalai Lamas, it becomes apparent that the validity, effectiveness, and propitiation of a Protector’s practice does not depend on Dalai Lama’s endorsement.

    Dorje Shugden’s practice is prevalent among both monasteries as well as laities, particularly the aristocratic families. From here, we can deduce that Dorje Shugden’s practice, is efficient and works in both spiritual and secular terms. Otherwise, why would monasteries and aristocratic families propitiate the practice?

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this insightful sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/glenn-mullin-on-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:56 AM
    First time coming across this Ganapati deity, we are fortunate and able to practice in our daily lives. All because of Rinpoche we got the apportunity to practice it.
    Well said beautiful daily prayer to Ganapati, which I intend to print it out.
    In life as we goes along the path, there are many obstacles and challenges we got to go through but when we are in Dharma we will somehow manage with it. It’s a wonderful to learn these beneficial and powerful Ganapati practice with our Guru blessing .
    Thank you Rinpoche for compiling these beautiful and powerful prayers for us especially for those who need help to overcome obstacles with authorities and so forth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:55 AM
    I do have regrets over the times but ever since I let go all ,I felt much lighter, happier,
    been able to concentrate on things which will benefit others. Learned from mistakes, experience and regrets , to move on to the next chapter in life. .I keep reminding myself not to repeat and never regrets for what the actions or things done ,trying to improve and learn something new along the path. I always like to read beautiful and meaningful quotes to remind myself. Since joining Kechara,I have learned more knowledge ,understands better in life and to thank our Guru for what I have learned and still learning (Life’s true gift lies in your freedom to design it beautifully. With each rise of the sun, you get to chase the opportunity to fill your days with meaning—to live your life the way you choose)…quoted
    Thank you Dauk May for sharing these beautiful teachings with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/regrets.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 06:53 AM
    Its heart breaking after looking through those pictures of pets ,poorly managed by their owners or maybe they thought it will be safe or left them to die in the terrible powerful hurricanes. The pet dogs were left helpless and the owner just saves themselves not realising or forgotten about their pets. Dogs been chained ,kept in their cage or left alone helpless unattended.
    I am glad many people voiced up these issues as pets are human too, pets deserved much better treatment, care ,love and hugs. The owner should have think of a better way instead leaving their pet dogs to suffer. At least free them gave them a chance or put in a higher ground. Leaving them behind in bad times is bad enough then in the first place should not taken the pets in.
    It’s a wonderful news that the authorities concerned are doing more to help those suffering dogs and taking stern actions against those irresponsible owner.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these post and had it shared with my friends

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dont-leave-them-behind.html
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Sep 21. 2017 01:50 AM
    Rejoice!
    This is wonderful to see the team, who has followed Rinpoche’s advice very well to work out and organized the weekly Bigfoot Flea Market in Bentong, Pahang. Now, it has blossomed into a Bigfoot store at its own shop lot building. Furthermore, its Facebook has been created and updated the latest posts at: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bigfoot%E3%81%AEstorage-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%E3%81%AE%E5%82%A8%E5%AD%98%E5%B1%8B/129014147685241?ref=br_rs

    This is one of the creative ideas and skillful means from Rinpoche in spreading the dharma to many others. Now, another interesting and it was my first time to see these Bigfoot cookies. These cookies are rewarded to the customers in return for their loyalty.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:20 PM
    Dorje Shugden is a powerful Protector ,hence no matters what type of art piece of Dorje Shugden is he will always remind as our Protector. With these beautiful fauvistic bold distortion of form and the use of strong, pure color made look more divine and powerful. .When we has faith and trust on Dorje shugden miracles do happen,will protects us at all times day and night from danger and harm, grants our wishes , helps us develop our skills, wisdom and great compassion. Also removes all our obstacles to succeed in life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful form of Dorje Sguden with us. I do love this form. May more and more people get to know of Dorje Shugden practice and the benefits of it. The short prayer to Dorje Shugden composed by Rinpoche is meaningful , powerful and easy to understand.
    Thanks again with folded hands

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/fauvistic-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Having Bigfoot cookies for all people at the flea market is a wonderful idea and a way to attract more people to the flea market . From there they get to know more about Kechara Forest Retreat as well..I have been to flea market before i could see alot of interesting items on sales.
    Big foot indeed has attracted more people closer to Dharma too .Most of the Bentong folks know about Bigfoot and Kechara related.
    The Bigfoot cookies looks cute and i am sure it tastes yummy . The Tsem Ladrang staff did a wonderful job baking such a delicious cookies. I do hope can get to taste it in my next trip to Bentong.
    Thank You Rinpoche for having the idea of setting the Bigfoot Flea Market and now have cookies too. Rinpoche will always use ways to bring Dharma close to everyone

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigfoot-cookies-and-kechara-%E9%87%8E%E4%BA%BA%EF%BC%8C%E5%B0%8F%E7%94%9C%E9%A5%BC%E5%92%8C%E5%85%8B%E5%88%87%E6%8B%89.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 03:19 PM
    Japan is a beautiful country and Hokkaido is one of a place worth to visit in place. A
    place full with wonder and surpress for anyone visiting there…….beautiful and gorgeous mountains, beautiful landscapes which is the home of many flora and fauna during spring time and delicious foods to offer to tourist. Natural hot springs can be found there whereby tourist can enjoy themselves.
    Yearly millions of people local as well abroad visited Hokkaido because of its beauty. A place worth the money spent.
    Thank you for sharing

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/travel/wonderful-hokkaido.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 02:50 PM
    This post reminds me of The Lizard in Spiderman and The Were-Monster in The X-Files, not forgetting the local superhero comedy, Cicak Man. It brings to mind that these creatures exist as a result of mutation under the influence of an external factor, like chemical, radiation, aliens, etc. Or it can be another mythical shapeshifters.

    As many of the recent sightings of shapeshifters, like the Werewolves, Beats of Bray Road, and even the ancient Goatman happened in the modern and technologically advanced the United States, I can’t help but wonder what is the connection here.

    However, the mythological relationship between men and reptile had a long and vast history across different cultures. For example, the Kraken in Greek mythology and the Nagas in Buddhism, which can interchange into forms of frogs or lizards. Therefore, while we sit back and enjoy the creepy tales of these creatures, we must be respectful towards our environment, because we will never know with whom we are sharing the space with!

    Thank you, Cindy, for this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/creepy-tales-of-the-lizard-man.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 09:51 AM
    We have the good fortune to encounter a Guru who can teach us, instruct us, and change the course of our future. We should not squander the opportunity.

    *We should devote ourselves correctly for the guru is White Tara for long life; the guru is Manjushri to achieve wisdom; the guru is the yidam, from which through prayers one achieves attainments; the guru is also the protector from whom you receive protection. The guru is also Dzambala, from whom with devotion, seeing him as the Buddha and correctly devoting oneself, then one gets all wealth, all prosperity, for one’s own conditions needed to help other sentient beings.*

    The guru helps you to control your mind, the delusions, and to achieve enlightenment. The guru is everything. From guru devotion, you achieve everything; therefore we should carry out his instructions, and go all the way. Nothing is achieved if we don’t put in the time, sweat, effort and sometimes tears into it.~Bradley Kassian

    Source: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Sep 20. 2017 07:16 AM
    Lama Jampa Ngodup Wangchuk Rinpoche on Guru Devotion | 向巴恩珠上师(旺秋喇嘛)讲解依师法 བླ་མ་བྱམས་པ་དངོས་གྲུབ་དབང་ཕྱུག་རིན་བོ་ཆེ་ནས་བཤེས་གཉེན་བསྟེན་ཚུལ་གྱི་སྐོར། —see here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=143901
  • Sonam
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 09:11 PM
    Rinpoche la,
    Both me and my wife saw the dream about lighting butter lamp in three golden lamp on same night.. when my wife is 2 months plus old pregnant.. what is the dream interpretation la?
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Sep 19. 2017 12:42 PM
    As long as we are in samsara, we have to experience all different types of sufferings.
    With the blessings and compassion of Rinpoche, we have the opportunities to learn the dharma in depth and apply the dharma to overcome our difficulties and eventually to bring benefits to others. For instance, Ganapati Ragavajra is an emanation of Avalokiteshvara. With Rinpoche’s clear explanation on this unique and rare Buddha statue, it cleared our doubts or wrong interpretation about the statue.

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us that the success of a practice is subject to the practitioner’s faith, intent and request. Determination, consistency and persistence may eventually lead us to peace and achieve our spiritual growth.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-short-practice-to-overcome-obstacles-for-work-with-officialdom.html

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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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He was known by one of his names which was Guru Deva Rinpoche and I had the blessings to meet him quite a few times. He was guru of both my mother and father. Guru Deva Rinpoche was a high Mongolian lama and lived over 100 years old. He was one of the kindest persons I have ever met and he was very well known to be an emanation of Gyenze. He joked alot and was extremely devoted to his teacher. We had many private conversations with him and he made an indelible mark in my mind and in my heart. I think of him often. Tsem Rinpoche
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I pity men who occupy themselves exclusively with the transitory in things and lose themselves in the study of what is perishable, since we are here for this very end- that we may make the perishable imperishable, which we can do only after we have learned how to approach both.~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (This quote is very powerful from Johann Wolfgang von Goethe. He seems to be a powerful thinker and can think beyond daily and ordinary thoughts. Like I shared, only the study of dharma is going to lead to the imperishable. Any other studies of this world only are temporarily beneficial which is perishable. Of course he is not referring to dharma, but he realized ordinary pursuits leads to perishability. If he knew dharma, he would see the vastness of Buddha's omniscience. Tsem Rinpoche)
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One of the nicest Taras I've seen. I like her shade of green and the lotus on the left which is lower as her hand is lower so it's very balanced looking. Her face looks young, motherly, kind and yet regal.
(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
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(1st photo) Kyabje Lati Rinpoche in the centre and Ven Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende on the extreme right. After the unfair ban against Dorje Shugden practitioners was forcibly instituted by Tibetan leadership onto the people and monasteries, the monasteries split. Over 600 monks from Gaden Shartse Monastery left and set up Shar Gaden Monastery. The Tibetan leadership did their best to get the authorities to close Shar Gaden Monastery but Shar Gaden had registered so there was nothing Tibetan leadership can do. It was very sad. Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende left Gaden Shartse Monastery to be the abbot of the newly formed Shar Gaden Monastery in South India where they can continue Dorje Shugden practice. Prior to the ban Lati Rinpoche and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende can meet up, share and be close as they all had been very close. After the ban this was not allowed anymore. Dorje Shugden and non-Dorje Shugden people had to be segregated. They cannot mix. The previous prime minister of the Tibetan exiled government said that Dorje Shugden people and non Dorje Shugden people are like the mustache and the mouth and it has to be separated. Tsem Rinpoche
You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende\'s collection. Tsem Rinpoche
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You can see in this 2nd photo, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche blessing a child and Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende standing next to the child. The monasteries were happy, united and had good samaya with each other prior to the ban. The ban destroyed everything and unity and harmony. It is very sad to see this. These pictures are from Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Phende's collection. Tsem Rinpoche
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, His Eminence Lati Rinpoche (next to Zong Rinpoche) and below Lati Rinpoche is Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche (sitting below Lati Rinpoche). This is a puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery. A rare and blessed photo and nice to save. Tsem Rinpoche
ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I\'ve never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it\'s the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it\'s beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
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ou can save this rare thangka of 1,000 armed Heruka. I've never seen this thangka or any of this form before and it's the first time. You can print out or keep or use. I found this online and it's beautiful. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche mentioned this Heruka 30 years ago to us and since then I have never seen this in painting or statue at all till now. He has many legs and many faces too. Very special and unique. Seeing Heruka or thinking of Heruka plants the seeds of enlightenment in our mindstream. Tsem Rinpoche
This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I\'ve had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is Venerable Lhakpa Tsering from Tibet. He has passed away a few years back of natural causes and as he was older. He was one of the high ranking and official oracle of Dorje Shugden, Namka Barzin, Kache Marpo and several other high protectors. He was famous in Tibet for his correct trance of Dorje Shugden and extremely powerful clairvoyance advice of Dorje Shguden. He has been taking trance since Tibet. In 1959 he left Tibet for India and settled in Kalimpong. He continued to take trance in Kalimpong of Dorje Shugden for government officials, local persons, high lamas, monasteries, nuns, monks and even foreigners. For over 40 years his wonderful oracular ability to take trance and give advice and prophecies has benefited so many people. He was trained and blessed as an oracle by the previous Dromo Geshe Rinpoche of Sera Jey Monastery. I've had a chance to stay at his house, meet him and see him in trance. It was a great blessing and amazing experience. Tsem Rinpoche
Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
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Why seek anything else when you have the illustrious practice of Vajra Yogini from the lineage of the Crazy Wisdom Mahasiddha Naropa? Nothing in samsara created by ordinary men can surpass the practice of Vajra Yogini elucidated to us by the Buddha. Nothing in samsara’s knowledge no matter how incredible can surpass the knowledge embodied in the dharma by the Buddha. Samsara knowledge is limited. When we study Buddha’s knowledge (Dharma) it guarantees our future with no limitations. Spend more time studying dharma than samsaric knowledge. Why even compare? Surrender samsara as death and loss are it’s only results and engage in Dharma practice all the way. Vajra Yogini is dharma and dharma is Vajra Yogini. Give everything for Vajra Yogini’s practice. Start now as a preliminary practice even without initiation (blog article: Starting on Vajra Yogini Now- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=4395). Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche\'s room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sada Andreyev. She visited him in Los Angeles. Taken in Tsem Rinpoche's room in Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre.
Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
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Young Tsem Rinpoche with his cousin Sonia Waskin. She visited him in Los Angeles, California.
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Taken outside of Thubten Dhargye Ling Buddhist Centre where Tsem Rinpoche was living. Los Angeles, California, USA
Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
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Pictures of the teenage Tsem Rinpoche with his two cousins Sonia and Sada. Los Angeles, California, USA
The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche\'s cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
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The young Tsem Rinpoche with his parents Boris and Dana Bugayeff. And on the extreme right is Tsem Rinpoche's cousin Toktun Gugajew. This was in Howell, New Jersey, USA
Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov\'s brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
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Tsem Rinpoche attending the wedding of Carmen Kichikov's brother. Tsem Rinpoche is 2nd from the right and in his adolescence. Howell, New Jersey, USA
When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
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When my adorable Dharma boy came home to me. I love you Dharma boy. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
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Tsem Rinpoche in Taiwan as a baby where he was born
Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
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Tsem Rinpoche as a baby holding an umbrella
Think about this...
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Think about this...
Our frustrations have meaning when it\'s for others and a greater cause.
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Our frustrations have meaning when it's for others and a greater cause.
It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
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It is much better to be doing good things for others than just for ourselves.
Contemplate this please...
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Contemplate this please...
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
2 months ago
Is there life beyond the grave? If the soul exists, does it survive death? If so, when did the belief first arise that the soul may reincarnate, to be born anew in another physical body? Before we unlock the future we must find the keys to the past. I’m Leonard Nimoy. Join me and open the door to ancient mysteries beginning now, here on A&E. Continue reading here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=37831
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it\'s most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
2 months ago
It was a great honour for myself and Kechara to have His Eminence Kensur Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Phende visiting us. He is a courageous and extremely brave abbot emeritus of the monastery during it's most difficult time.~Tsem Rinpoche - Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=132602
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. 

Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. 

This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This is a powerful picture of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and the current incarnation of Trijang Rinpoche meeting together in the year 2000 when Trijang Rinpoche was 18. All three lamas are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In fact Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was the one that first encouraged my practice of Dorje Shugden when I was 16 years old when I joined his beautiful Thubten Dhargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. I lived with Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen for 8 years before proceeding to Gaden Monastery in South India. Later Kyabje Zong Rinpoche came to our Los Angeles centre and granted sogtae (permission ceremony) to practice Dorje Shugden for life as requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen had tremendous faith in Trijang Rinpoche. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche was innovative, dedicated and very much focused on bringing dharma to many. He had tremendous faith in Dorje Shugden as I had the honour to meet him many times. He would seek advice from Dorje Shugden many times via the oracle of Gaden Monastery. Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Kensur Kyabje Lati Rinpoche have since passed away while the current Trijang Rinpoche is a perfect lineage holder and practitioner of Dharma while he keeps Dorje Shugden as his personal protector as he has done so for many lifetimes. This is a powerful and beautiful picture of three great lamas of Buddha’s lineage and also of Gaden Monastery. ~Tsem Rinpoche
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
2 months ago
A beautiful photograph of a path walking down from Manjushri Hill in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
This picture is of KB lovingly holding Mumu while he tries to stand up. I was in the room with them and someone else took this picture. It is a very sad and poignant picture because just a short while after this picture was taken, Mumu passed away with all of us present. This was the last picture of my little Mumu alive. We immediately did puja for Mumu and he is sorely missed by many as he touched our lives deeply. Tsem Rinpoche
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
2 months ago
For years I have been doing this everywhere I go, no matter where or what country I am in. Always be kind to animals.
Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
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Practising makes you better at something. If you keep practising in laziness, that is what you will become good in. If you keep practising generosity, that is what you will develop. Keep practising in what you want to become good at.
Real spirituality is kindness.
2 months ago
Real spirituality is kindness.
Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It\'s our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
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Our time on this earth in this lifetime is short. It's our choice what will look back on when we are in our final moments.
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