Lilica is Amazing!!!

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Dear friends,

One of my students just shared with me this incredible story about Lilica. You must read it!

Lilica is a stray dog in Brazil who was abandoned as a puppy at a junkyard. The owner of the junkyard, although was very poor herself, decided to care for Lilica along with the many other dogs and various animals in the junkyard. How kind!

About 3 years ago, Lilica started scavenging for food after she gave birth to her first litter of 8 puppies. Upon a random chance, she met up with a very kind teacher, Lucia, who fed her some food from a plastic bag. Lucia realized that she would eat some of the food, and then carry the bag away with her… Lilica did this every single time she was given food…

After realizing Lilica’s pattern, Lucia decided to tie the plastic bag after Lilica ate… and from there, a pattern started.

Every night, for the past 3 years, Lucia would bring a bag of food to an empty lot and wait for Lucia. Lilica would walk four miles to the empty lot, eat a little food, wait for Lucia to tie the bag, and then walk four miles back to bring food for her puppies. What’s even more amazing is that even when her puppies got adopted, she still did the same thing for the other animals in the junkyard!

I have heard about many loyal dogs who would wait for their owners to return, dogs who have saved the lives of other human beings, and even dogs who have saved the lives of other dogs! Lilica’s story is just another example of how selfless, caring and compassionate animals are. I am so touched to hear of this news.

Please do watch the video of Lilica and share it with all your friends. It would certainly put a smile on their faces!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Selfless dog makes nightly trip to fetch food for her family

 

A dog named Lilica has a special devotion and sense of duty to her family. She provides for her extended family by venturing two miles away each night to pick up food specially prepared for her and the other animals in her family, so that they have food to eat. This smart and loyal dog has been sharing her food with her family every night for three years.

Lilica lives in a junkyard in São Carlos, Brazil. She lives on the site with another dog, a cat, chickens and a mule, along with Neile Vania Antonio, who found Lilica abandoned as a puppy and took her in.

 

 

Every night the dog makes her way to the home of Professor Lucia Helena de Souza. She travels miles along a busy highway road to meet with Lucia. Lucia, who takes care of 13 stray dogs and 30 cats, has developed a special routine with the dog. Lucia prepares food and puts it in a bag for Lilica and then meets her every night at 9:30 pm. Lilica eats some of the meal and then carries the bag back to the junkyard to feed the other animals.

 

 

Lucia said, “I realized that she ate and then stared at what was in the bag.” A neighbor pointed out Lucia that maybe Lilica wanted to take the rest of the food with her. “Then we tied it up and took the bag and gave it to Lilica. From that day on we do it,” said Lucia.

 

 Lucia (left) with Lilica and Neile (right)

 

Lilica gently picks up the bag and travels back home to deliver the much appreciated dinner. Neile said that Lilica has been making her nightly meal delivery for three years. She said that Lilica is a special dog. “People don’t do that. Some people hide and do not want to share what they have with others. She did not, Lilica is an exceptional animal.”

 

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  1. Edward ooi on Mar 3, 2014 at 9:27 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I would say that Neile is very blessed with a dog that bring no worries to her instead it would take care of other animals. If I have a dog that would the same as Lilica,I would still not let her run around searching for food. Because you wouldn’t know what will happen to her one day, even though she knows how to cross the road You still wouldn’t know, some dumb people might just carelessly run over her. But I still would love a dog that would take care of each other.

  2. Lucas Roth on Dec 28, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    animals are amazing and caring for their own and for other poeple/animals too. i love animals as they can be your best friend, but i hate when people eat them! please be vegetarian. Lilica is truly amazing. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  3. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 1, 2013 at 7:49 pm

    Lilica is indeed an exceptional dog that share her bring and share the food to other animals. Lucia is kind to pack the food for Lilica to take away. This is just simply amazing incident in life that could help us to think over our actions. Bottom line, be kind and thoughtful to people around us. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this amazing post.

  4. Tong sunsun on Sep 23, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    好有灵性的狗狗,每天不间断的送食物给同伴。换看我们做人也未必能做到,好慈悲,做了我们的借镜。

  5. Girlie OOI on Jul 30, 2013 at 6:49 pm

    Lilica may be an animal but she has beautiful traits that sometimes humans do not possess. She cares for her “housemates” by crossing the town in search for food to share with them.

    We could learn a thing or two from her.

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Jul 4, 2013 at 9:04 pm

    Lilica shows many traits that a human being should possess. And some humans do not even do those things like caring for another being, being helpful and compassionate. It points to a deeper reality that Lilica could possibly have imprints from a former human life. Like most sentient beings sometimes we can take a wrong turn and reincarnate as an animal. This is no disrespect for beings in the animal realms they have every right to be on Earth like we do, to live, exist multiply, thrive and perhaps even be happy. So to eat animals well, since we had countless lifetimes, we had countless, mothers and relationships with other beings who could be animals now. So think about it.

  7. Shelly tai on Jul 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Shelly tai on 3 July at 430pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this touching story to us. It really a shame for some of us who are so call more intelligent than a dog but we does not show that kind of responsible like Lilica, some of us can abandon our own children or even our parents. When I watch this video I really feel really touch what a wonderful dog.

  8. Junior on Jul 2, 2013 at 8:02 pm

    This is really a very touching story.
    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story.

  9. Albert Ratchaga on Jul 1, 2013 at 10:47 pm

    This video really worth spending 4 minutes of our life to watch, not only because of Lilica that is great, but also because of Lucia’s compassion towards Lilica.

    It is so true that human we often do not share good things with others, more over animal who live through their instinct. But again and again I have read about how kind, loyal animal is, how much they had save lives, etc, etc. But in the other hand, I was reading how human abuse animal, the amount crime cases increases, now to me, human are more like animal than the animals.

    Lilica is really kind and brave dog, she risk her live to go search for food for her babies and also other animals, in her mind, there is no such thing as ‘cannot’, but when the situation is like that, she just has to think of a way to find food for the young. Her action is telling us nothing is impossible, when we say we can’t do something, it is just us telling ourselves based on our past experience and our negative mind. If Lilica can travel so far and get food from a stranger, then what else we human can’t do?

    I felt really touched by the kindness and the motherly love Lilica has, she is taking the responsibilities to take care of others around her and be the leader who consistently feed them for years. What a great example Lilica is showing to others.

  10. Jutika Lam on Jun 20, 2013 at 11:02 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This story on Lilica is ever so touching and heartwarming!

    It is such an inspirational story to share with everyone because even though Lilica is just a dog… she goes so far to feed her litter of pups but also even after her lil pups were adopted she still did her duties to serve the animals in the junkyard.

    Even though Lilica have to walk so far through the dark and dangerous highways nothing could stop her from always bringing the food back to the Junkyard.

    It shows that if even a dog can show compassion to other animals and break boundaries wouldn’t it be easier for us humans to do so?

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very touching article.

    Love
    Jutika

  11. Lucas Roth on Jun 20, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    this dog is amazing, this is real mothers love, how she would travel 4 miles to get the food and 4 miles back which is a super long distance to walk and that is really caring how she would do that. i hope Lilica always keeps her pups safe and fed

  12. Cliff on Jun 20, 2013 at 7:27 pm

    “Some people hide and do not want to share what they have” many people suffer from this behaviour, it is sad to know that even a dog can show compassion and generosity that most mere humans cannot. Lilica is definitely a special dog, not only thinking of herself but for others as well, being able to live with a variety of animals and bring back food for them by walking four miles is really kind of her. I love reading stories like this, it truly helps you reflect on what kind of person you really are, she is a great example for many. Lucia is also pretty cool herself to be able to be doing this for three years is also really kind of her to do so. Thanks for sharing this video Rinpoche.

  13. Julien Roth on Jun 20, 2013 at 6:41 pm

    this is amazing! Such a loving dog! She must really love her pups.

    Dogs are so amazing and so kind. They do not deserve to be treated the way they are treated. They are loving animals that have done nothing to deserve the suffering they get. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  14. Sean Wang on Jun 20, 2013 at 3:01 pm

    Lilica is indeed amazing. Beautiful on both the outside and inside. She really shows that people need to care more about their family and people should care more about others in general. People need to follow examples like these when it comes to animals being more humane than humans.

    Humans, unlike Lilica, tend to keep a lot of food for themselves rather than share food with the poor. We need to change this!

  15. lucyyap on Jun 18, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Lilica touched my heart and I never get tired watching her in this video.She has a beautiful face and such an incredible dog.
    Bless your beautiful heart!

  16. uncle eddie on Jun 17, 2013 at 2:02 pm

    This dog would put many human beings to shame. Lilica’s special sense of devotion and duty to her family is truly incomparable! Each night picking up food specially prepared for her and other animals to eat, this loyal dog been sharing her food with her family and others every night for three years! What a special and exceptional animal she is! Its a rare wonder – Many thanks to Rinpoche for the sharing. Nevertheless, the kind-hearted professor Lucia Helena de Souza should also deserve commendation for compassionate actions, in taking the trouble in so nicely packing the food for the dog, Lilica for 3 long years. Such a kind hearted lady, may she be blessed always for her good virtuous deeds!

  17. Andrew Paisley on Jun 15, 2013 at 10:31 pm

    Wow that’s beautiful! Thanks for sharing Rinpoche x

  18. pavara on Jun 14, 2013 at 11:55 pm

    Lilica is really inspiring!!!
    Lilica walks 4 miles just to feed the other dogs and animals,she does not finish all the food and still share it with the other animals.
    This dog is really compassionate to go so far just for the sake of the other animals.
    Lilica reminds me to always care about other people,sentient beings etc…..
    True enough people really hog things that they have and they are really reluctant to share or to think of others.
    This post also shows that even an animal who is not educated can do an amazing thing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post.

  19. Sofi on Jun 14, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    Wow, brought tears to my eyes. Such a generous and caring dog, who is willing to travel to far each day to bring food home for others. A dog who understand what hunger is and understand that other faces the same too. Instead of waiting for food, she takes action in going out to source for food. Puts me to shame in terms of taking more actions to care and help others.

  20. Davin on Jun 13, 2013 at 5:14 pm

    This is a wonderful and touching story. Every night for about three years, Lilica travel miles away find food to feed her family. Lilica is so selfless and caring, even his puppies got adopted, she still did the same thing for the other animals. Lilica is fortunate to have met Neile and Lucia who have been very kind and caring. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  21. Patsy on Jun 13, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    It is so beautiful and touching to see this video. Human beings think that animals are inferior but Lilica proves otherwise. She is much more superior than many human beings. Many of us have cars yet we choose to throw away the extra food that we have instead of driving that extra mile to share with others who needs it Well, Lilica, selfless acts put many humans to shame.

  22. Felix Kong on Jun 12, 2013 at 11:28 pm

    This story really touching . Lilica is very smart, love and take care with other animals . Every night Lilica walk 4 miles just to share the foods with other animals and this ” sharing ” since 3 years ago ,so wonderful .Just like Kechara Soup Kitchen(KSK) distribute food to the homeless peoples, so meaningful . Thank you Rinpoche sharing with us .

  23. beatrix ooi on Jun 12, 2013 at 10:26 pm

    This is a very touching article, Lilica is very kind and generous! She would risk her own life and travel miles just to bring back the food to her pups and even friends, she is so human-like! She is truly a ‘wonder woman’. I’m so glad that she has been well-taken care of, she deserved it!
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  24. grace (KHJB) on Jun 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Amazing Lilica. She really show herself to be nice to other even if she only a dog. This is not a 1 day story, it have been carry on for past 3 year.It really touch my heart.

  25. tenzin llhamo on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    People always think that animals are meant to be eaten. Look at this story and many others about animals. How much they can think and show feelings too. They are just like us in many ways, just that they cant talk and express their feelings. I am sure that there are many more smart and loving animals out there. I hope that we can have more stories like this educate the public of how animals should be loved instead of being eaten. I feel that animals are much better than humans some time. Much more less complicated…

  26. Erickksiow on Jun 11, 2013 at 8:42 pm

    Even an animal know how to care and share with others, very interesting story. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing the story to us. .

    Best Regards : Eric kksiow

  27. Louise Lee on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:35 am

    母爱是伟大的。 Lilica 是一只充满了爱、无法忍受身边的同伴受到饥饿与痛苦!可以 3 年里不间断的跑那么远的路收集食物与朋友分享,真的是一件不容易的事! 

    所以仁波切不停的劝告大家无论做什么东西都不许要不间断的, 不可以一时之兴就做,不爽了,就把责任丢给别人。 这是不对的行为。 大家试想看,如果有一天 Lilica 生病了, 没有去收食物,那么可能那一天, 很多的小动物就会饿肚子了!

    克切拉香积厨
    每逢星期六到吉隆坡市区分派食物,的食物分发量平均为每周800包。这些用来提供给无家可归者的食物,皆属回教徒可食用之清真食物,包括饼干、零食、饮用水、水果和热食。目前所分发的食物总量,已经是香积厨刚成立时的两倍…

  28. Cynthia Ng on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:16 am

    感谢仁波切的分享! Lilica是一只特别的狗。它的行动说明了它无私的付出,为了身边的狗狗不论是不是自己的孩子,LiLiCa还是风雨不改的为它们寻找温饱。

    LiLiCa的行为值得让我们深思! 我们应该更要为动物献出慈悲心以及关爱,这也是仁波切一直以来的教导。

  29. Lim Tat Ming on Jun 11, 2013 at 11:08 am

    It will touch anyone’s heart seeing the selfless act of Lilica. How many would travel miles, risk her own’s life, day after day for 3 years and still persisting to bring food to others? Lilica is a true bodhisattva! She cares not only for her own family but also for other animals living together with her. Her commitment to benefit others will put many of us humans to shame!

    Not forgeting the kind and compassionate Professor Lucia Helena de Souza who are as committed as Lilica and Neile Vania Antonio who had adopted Lilica.

    When all sentient beings live in harmony and help each other as demonstrated by Lilica, Lucia and Neile, the World becomes a better place to live in.

  30. Jill Yam on Jun 11, 2013 at 10:56 am

    What an amazing dog! Even dogs know how to feed her family and the others as well. Dogs have much more feelings than some human beings.
    Maybe they can learn some compassion from dogs? If only we can practice kindness and generosity and sharing like Lilica!

  31. KH Ng on Jun 10, 2013 at 11:18 pm

    Again, we are reminded of the compassion and loving kindness of animals and sorry to say many human do not show this kind of values. Perhaps we live in a “society” with its negative values of selfishness. Perhaps its the degenerate times.

    Its good and very inspiring to see this and should remind us of our Buddha Nature that we can all have compassion and selflessness.

    Thank You Rinpoche.

  32. June Tang(Khjb) on Jun 10, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post. Lilica is very kind and selfless ,she is a true living example!! she remind me that even animals understand the selfless, care and help to others, what about human!! No reason for us not to do so!! Be kind to animals,they need care and love too!!

  33. Darren Kechara Paradise on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:16 pm

    Incredible and inspiring story! Thank you so much for sharing Rinpoche. It really make up my day! 🙂

  34. HelenaC on Jun 10, 2013 at 6:02 pm

    Its amazing, lovely and touching story of Lilica!! She is so human like!! Some human cant even love their parents and siblings! May she always be blessed by the 3 Jewels 🙂

  35. Sharon Saw on Jun 10, 2013 at 4:08 pm

    Human beings tend to look down on animals and think that we are superior, but here is a story of a dog who is far superior to many human beings who are inherently selfish and will even keep food just so others cannot have it. I have heard of a very wealthy family who insists on throwing away food from the table just so their cook and maids cannot eat it because they feel it is too good for them. How sick is that. This is a wonderful story which celebrates the generosity of the dog as well as the kindness of Lucia and Nellie to prepare food for Lilica. Thank you for sharing it.

  36. Pastor Yek Yee on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    Lilica really like a big baby, I think he quite intelligence. He really show it’s care and love to his owner. I feel guilty because if I cannot take care of people around us very well. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing us this nice post to us. And also remind us always be a good and well behavior person.

    • t on Jun 23, 2013 at 3:23 pm

      Amazing, I am ashame of my selfishness as compared to this dog, so caring and concern for others.

  37. edward ooi on Jun 10, 2013 at 1:11 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I feel like crying right now because Lilica’s story is too amazing and besides this is not something we see everyday. About 2 months ago, I’ve seen a video clip in youtube. It’s about a single mother that doesn’t even care for her own baby son. The mother is so irresponsible that she would keep the son is a pram in a room with the windows completely covered with black curtains, bring him down to the living room for feeding every 2 days and bath him once every 1 to 2 weeks in the dirtiest toilet I’ve ever seen in my life. I wish Lilica’s story will spread far and wide over the world and teach them to be humble to every sentient beings.

  38. AdelineTan on Jun 10, 2013 at 12:47 am

    Lilica is truly an amazing dog! Even an animal can be so caring and generous to other beings, her kindness and selflessness can be better than some of the human beings so to speak.She risks her life in search of food and fortunately met a kind lady name Lucia who will bring food and wait for her every night at the same sport, after eating a portion of the food, Lilica will bring the remaining food in the plastic bag and walk 4 miles back to her home for other dogs, cat and chickens to eat,so thoughtful and kind of Lilica. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a inspiring story.

  39. Lim Han Nee on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    Caring dog Lilica, meets a lovely caring lady, Nellie, owner of a junk yard.Despite being poor herself, Nellie gives Lilica a home. Next, Lilica, in search of food , meets another lovely caring lady, Professor Julia. Julia starts to give her food in a plastic bag, and realizes that Lilica would eat only a portion of the food, and take the rest back with her. So Julia establishes a pattern of giving her food every night in a plastic bag and watches her eat a portion and take the rest back with her.

    For the last three years, Lilica has been going miles back and forth, taking the food back with her to feed her litter of puppies and the other animals in the junkyard.Even after all he litter had been adopted, she continued to bring back the rest of the food, given by Julia, for the other animals(her extended family.

    Nellie is right. Lilica is a rare and exceptional dog. Even humans don’t show such care for others, such a readiness to share. Lilica is fortunate to have met two caring people, who helped foster her ‘spirit of caring and giving’.

  40. Low KHJB on Jun 9, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.This story is so touching.It brings tears to the eyes just thinking of it.Such a compassionate being.I transcend all level as she take care for all that she is acquainted with compassion and dedication without a doubt.
    In society today even the children of kind would think twice to support their own parents when they grow old ,do not even consider their neighbours.
    We really need to look deep into our self to understand human nature if not learn from a stray dog that have yet the opportunity to learn Dharma.
    Lilica really walk the talk and it is 4 dangerous miles every night without fail and without any agenda !.A track record which most human find it difficult to up keep for a lot of reasons.

  41. sarahyap on Jun 9, 2013 at 2:18 am

    What an amazing story… This is one of the many proof that animals have feelings and we should never ever hurt them in any way. They too feel love, scared, etc… but just because the do not have a voice, animals are often abused. It is even the same for people… those that are less educated and sub servant to another, some will find themselves being abused etc.

    Well, it really is a touching story. I like how lilica will bring home food for the other animals… and also how the teacher, for the last few years have never failed to provide food for this little dog and her ‘secret’ friends hehe.

  42. MartinC on Jun 8, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Lilica has such a beautiful character and also generous. Is it amazing that a being that so many would regard as just an animal, would have the presence of mind to think of others and a heart big enough to share its food and even went to some considerable effort to care for others. There is more than enough humanity, compassion and intelligence in this dog alone for people to rethink their concept of animals.

    And its so true, human beings hide and hoard what we have and feel reluctant to share. All around we see people who are well to do yet feel poor and having the mind that they cannot afford to help others. Often we see more value in things than in the wellbeing of others. Lilica obviously values the wellbeing of others and feels no need to hide and “save” things for herself. And because of that there are those who make sure that she doesn’t starve.

    The people in Lilica’s life are also so kind. Lucia especially doesn’t give left-overs but even cooks for a “stray dog” and delivers the food to her. I was very touched to see Lucia sitting in wait for Lilica and being so soft and full of care, even telling for Lilica to be careful on the highway. Such incredible beings.

  43. Adrian Cho on Jun 8, 2013 at 7:04 am

    This is really a very wonderful and touching story about this dog. Really inspired me that always care for the family first.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this nice post to us.

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  • Alice Tay
    Saturday, May 28. 2016 11:45 PM
    这是一篇很特别的博文有关夏威夷女神~Pele的故事。非常感谢仁波切的分享,因为这是本人第一次接触与知道Pele女神的存在。

    据说Pele女神在夏威夷是非常著名以及备受人崇拜。每当游客想从夏威夷那里收集或取走一些石块或泥土等等,Pele女神就会让他们发恶梦或陷入一些困难的情况,直到他们回来,然后放回去他们当时拿走的东西为止。除此,夏威夷人还特别安排的一些仪式来向Pele女神祈祷。因为他们相信Pele女神是非常快速和有效的回应。

    虽然Pele女神或是当地的土神,山神等等都不是证悟者,但我们也必需要尊重他们。因为他们就像护法神一样,有重大的责任那就是保护他们的地区不受外界来的破坏或毁灭。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/pele-hawaiian-goddess.html
  • samfoonheei
    Saturday, May 28. 2016 06:15 PM
    Dear Beatrix Ooi
    Thanks for sharing this interesting article.I didn’t know at all till i read it.
    Do agree with you that kindness is the greatest wisdom.
    Thanks again.http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/amazing-things-you-didnt-know-about-them.html
  • sonny tan
    Friday, May 27. 2016 10:31 AM
    sonny tan on May 27, 2016 at 10:26 am

    Thank you Pastor Han Nee for this review I bought this book on the advice of Pastor Tat Meng as I was guru hopping for quite sometime not knowing what’s guru devotion. I purchased this book at KP Sunway even though it was a browsing copy.
    Rinpoche indepth explanation clearly define the objectives, repercussion and advice of this important step we take in defining our religious pursuit.
    Pastor Adeline also advise me on the importance of lineage when seeking a guru, this important and pretty much overlooked aspect did not crossed my mind when I requested to be a disciple with my previous master. Upon acceptance by my previous master, vows were made as it is a prerequisite to discipleship. I mentioned to Pastor Adeline that I am keen to seek refuge in Rinpoche and ask her whether I am eligible knowing my predicament she advise me to seek blessings from my previous master to offically release me.
    I went through several steps and measures to seek my previous master blessings and also request a official release letter and finally after about two months they officially requested back my discipleship card and release me as a disciple.
    Though I have not been granted a refuge by Rinpoche up to this moment but I remembered he says that if my devotion is from my sincere heart it can be done by just with folded palms silently wish for a refuge at the altar.
    Coming from a Hinanaya background whenever I do my prayers and meditation the first salutation I do is to seek refuge in Lord Buddha followed by his dhamma and sangha. Thank you, Sadhu, sadhu, sadhu
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, May 27. 2016 10:11 AM
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette for sharing the various methods to prevent mice and rats. I especially like methods that are natural and not by way of killing or hurting them.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-mice-and-rats-in-your-house.html?nomobile
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:50 PM
    这是一篇非常好的博文来让大家了解如何可以用自然的方法对治,甚至可以降低伤害这些老鼠。

    相比以前,在还未接触佛法时,我们都会以最方便的方法,那就是购买老鼠的毒药来解决老鼠所制造的问题。从未想过真正的原因其实是出自我们没有妥善的处理食物及等等。

    当接触佛法之后,慢慢的了解一切的众生皆有情。我们应一视同仁的对待所有的众生。时常的提醒自己这些老鼠们或是其他众生可能曾经是我们前世的母亲。而因为个人所造下业力的关系,以致使他们今天转世为鼠辈。

    感谢仁波切和Pastor Antoinette 的分享。希望看到此博文的读者,可以改用这里所提到的方法来对治老鼠。

    对治老鼠的方法于此:
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/how-to-prevent-mice-and-rats-in-your-house.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 10:46 PM
    Everyone wants to be happy. I have never come across anyone who does not want to be happy. Being happy is a state of mind free of negative emotions. Hence it is very disturbing to read the bitter, vengeful and malicious comments by haters who come to His Eminence’s blog, Fanpage or Facebook. They hurl merciless insult to a high lama; i.e. His Eminence as well as Shugden practitioners just to be seen as pro-HHDL. Seriously, how could being the follower of a world renowned lama be so provocative and barbaric? And how these negative poisons e.g. ignorance, anger and hatred would help them on their spiritual path?

    I am very grateful and extremely lucky to have met with His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, who tirelessly instill in us impeccable good Dharma practice. He taught us to return hatred and anger with love and kindness. He taught us how to be happy. He taught us Buddha Dharma from pure lineage in a simplistic and humorous manner. He showed us how to cultivate compassion and focus out. Most importantly, He walked the talk.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Han Nee for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/be-happy.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 09:32 PM
    Dwelling in a developing and fast moving city like KL, more and more of my female peers are singleton. Unlike in olden days where female depended largely on their partner or their maiden family for financial support, women today are financially independent. However, it is rather apparent that most of these ladies are not singleton by choice. Many were divorcee from problematic spouse while some missed their boat due to heart-broken history.

    While it is human instinct to yearn for companion-ship, we must understand that our image of a relationship / marriage could be a delusion. The temporary pleasure and happy feeling lure our deluded mind into clinging on to the perishable happiness, thinking it will last forever, but it will not. It is the unmet expectation and strong attachment on the other person that causes our suffering.

    As long as we are not attached to the person or the fleeting happiness, a relationship / marriage can be a positive injection in life. Especially if both share the same interest and values in life, each can be the pillar of strength and support for the other in both good and bad times.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 08:37 PM
    As Buddhist practitioner, we are aware of the existence of other beings who share the same dimension as us, who can not be seen by our naked eyes. We should be respectful of the other sentient beings who share this space with us, instead of summoning them to entertain us.

    Like us, unseen beings that exist in the Six Realms of Existence are temporary and imperfect; they too are bound by desire and attachment that stem from ignorance. And given the condition they are in, they are likely to be malice and with the intention to harm.

    So, why take the chances to engage in activities that could potentially summon a malevolent being, for example Zozo. Zozo comes across as a cunning and malice spirit waiting to strike a deal and possess the soul of whomever he engages with. Even though this is the first time I came across Zozo, but Ouiji Board and the terrifying consequences are not unheard of and certainly cannot be dismissed as urban legend.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Vinnie for this sharing about Ouiji Board and info on Zozo. This is a good reminder that we should not engage in fun activities with unseen beings.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/zozo-the-ouija-board-demon.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, May 26. 2016 03:13 AM
    I am single so I love this article so much .Many people think that married is MUST in our life but I don’t think so. After I joined Kechara, dharma is higher priority than others. Single is more freedom to practice dharma rather than married or relationship with others.
    Many single lady especially 40 year old above will get a title “leftover women” from society. This so rude and unfair to them.So called “Left over women” “is nothing wrong , they ability earn money and stay single and independent .
    Single or married is just a label.Most important is we must practice more dharma work in this life to benefit others and get a liberation.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this.

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:58 PM
    Interesting article on single and staying alone. They are more people who prefer to live alone now. We have seen more of this happening in developed and developing country. Some do it because they move from small town to big city to work. But generally I think people now prefer to have their own space, freedom and independence.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/young-single-and-what-about-it.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 12:09 PM
    Our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche received threats, insults and defamation daily from ignorant followers of the anti-Shugden movement. The ban on Dorje Shugden by the Tibetan leadership had caused harm and sufferings on Shugden practitioners. Here’s proof that shows without a doubt, despite continued denials by Tibetan authorities, that there is a ban on the practice. Violence, segregation and discrimination are used onto peaceful Shugden practitioners.

    Funds, which are donated by Dalai Lama’s kind sponsor around the world without knowing the truth on how their money is being spent, are actively used by the Tibetan leadership to :
    1. Inflict fear on Shugden practitioners by confining of their own homes.
    2. The CTA permits violent and bloody invasions of private residences of Dorje Shugden practitioners e.g. the Thubten family and also private residences of erudite lama e.g. the 84 year old Gen. Chonze.
    3. Prohibit Dorje Shugden practitioners from entering Sera Monastery, South India.
    4. Dorje Shugden practitioners are prohibited from attending Dharma teachings by Dalai Lama.
    5. Publish a hit list of Shugden practitioners on the CTA’s website, inciting active persecution since the details of Shugden practitioners was made available publicly.
    6. Expel hundreds of Dorje Shugden monks from their monasteries for upholding the lineage passed on to them by their Gurus.
    7. Expose Shugden monks out in the open at the monastery; i.e. The Yellow Vote Stick policy.
    8. Force every member of monasteries within their jurisdiction to swear an oath to abandon all practices related to Dorje Shugden. If they do not, they must leave the monastery for good.
    9. Eradicate all Dorje Shugden images from temples, monasteries, Dharma centers and even private spaces. Statues, thangkas, tsatsas, prints and scripture… nothing was spared.
    10. Put up signs at public places i.e. monasteries and hospitals as well as private spaces like retail and grocery stores to disallow Dorje Shugden practitioners from entering.
    11. Deny Dorje Shugden practitioners access to medical assistance in public hospital.
    12. Revoke all legal documents of Tibetan Dorje Shugden practitioners i.e. their identity card, driver’s license or passport. This is akin of losing one’s identity and freedom.
    13. Allow physical attacks on Shugden’s practitioners, destroy their properties and loot their homes.

    The voices of Tibetan people, especially the Shugden practitioners are muffled and ignored, while the CTA actively promotes unsubstantiated ranting of individuals and opinions of those who degrade Dorje Shugden. There is no religious freedom nor freedom of expression in the Tibetan community. CTA is committing blue murder as the fate of those who would go against the authorities would be faced with dangerous consequences. Yet the world stand tolerance because CTA operates all these fouls in the guise of Dalai Lama and his supremacy position within the Tibetan community.

    This is inhumane and injustice. Please help to lift Dorje Shugden ban and end the sufferings and harms.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Li Kheng for this article that provides a multitude of info on the unfair ban. I hope everyone who read it will do something to lift the ban.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-buddhist-divide-an-unholy-campaign-against-religious-freedom.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 08:27 AM
    For samfoonheei – Dear samfoonheei,
    We have just invited a 7ft Mother Tara to Kechara Forest Retreat today. You can read more about it here: http://www.facebook.com/kecharahouse/posts/10153769038408720 May you be able to visit Kechara Forest Retreat to pay homage to these Buddhas yourself!
  • Jason
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 03:05 AM
    I get shock with this articles about cannibalism. This James Jameson only think about own benefit (fascination on cannibalism and want experience in firsthand )and sacrifice a 10year old girl.
    I can realize that how important of dharma for us to be compassion and benefit to every sentient beings.Jameson’s action is really created a bad karma to himself.This also can be applied to kill animals and serve it as our foods. We shall change our daily meals to vege meals.
    Thanks Rimpoche for sharing this article which can inspire many people to become vegetarian.(myself not vegetarian yet but I’m eating much less meat compared with previous time).

    With folded hands,
    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/james-jameson-disturbing.html#comment-716938

  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, May 25. 2016 01:01 AM
    This is the first time I come across a place called Prince Edward Island. With a populace of less than 200,000 people, it is a big deal to have such huge and beautiful Buddhist Retreat Centre built for the people there. I am even more impressed that so many people registered for the open day of the Retreat Centre. It is a clear sign that Buddhism is gaining popularity in the west. Rejoice for the people in Prince Edward Island. I hope that more people in Malaysia can come to appreciate Buddhsim and learn to make connections with the Buddha through the facilities in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/p-e-i-buddhist-monks-welcome-outside-world-this-weekend.html
  • Ai Nin
    Tuesday, May 24. 2016 06:08 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this post.
    很伤心是竟然修持多杰雄登被排斥与骚扰。试想一想如果你不是雄登修持者而您、家人、同修现有的宗教大师出禁令说现有修持法是邪靈,会威脋大师的性命。您会去了解事情的来胧去脈或只一一跟随!

    更伤心的是竟然有些限随达赖尊者,支持雄登禁令只是表面而已!那只是為了某种名誉或金錢利益。就只因跟随达赖喇嘛尊者,從中容易筹集资金。这样做不是更加破坏与上师之间三昧耶吗?

    一位金剛弟子不会做出以下:
    1. 違反上师依止心
    2. 破坏传承,自造与推翻所有上师的灌顶,上师传授的口传等等
    3. 分上师的高低级,由因他只是一位格西就离开或很高级的上师就跟從
    4. 破坏弟子与上师三昧耶

    我们都相信达赖喇嘛尊者不是也不会做出一上动作!

    我们真诚希望马上解除这不该有的多杰雄登禁令!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html

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The Unknown

The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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Grand looking painting of the Gelug Savant His Holiness Chankgya Rolpai Dorje
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My shrine in Los Angeles back in 2014. I just came across this picture from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/look-what-i-found.html
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Very unique art work of Dorje Shugden
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Beautiful 7ft Tara arrives today. See the beautiful picture and video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Okk8P3WIWFo
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35 Confessional Buddhas
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Please do not hate us
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Beautiful statue [image: Inline image 1]
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Such a stunning White Tara!
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Neerja's mother accepting the highest award in India on behalf of her daughter. Her daughter's bravery saved 300 people. Her strength, compassion and presence of mind during great tragedy earned Neerja a deep place in our hearts forever. Tsem Rinpoche
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Goddes supreme, with a wave of your right hand the 84,000 demonic interfering beings are repelled. With the powerful umbrella you hold in your left grants supreme protection upon your devotees. Although beautiful to behold you are fully attained and beyond samsara and a perfect refuge. Grant us protection, love and wisdom with your sacred mantra powerful Dukkar Goddess. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I love Japan so much. The water is so blue and clean. The landscape is so magical. It's such a beautiful country and a great place to engage in meditational retreats.
2 weeks ago
A good meme by Pastor Seng Piow!
3 weeks ago
Gaden Jangtse Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Chojor together with Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
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May 31, 1990, the day Tsem Rinpoche was enthroned formally in Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Panglung Oracle in trance back in 1925
3 weeks ago
More lamas/Tibetans are speaking up. This has nothing to do with Dorje Shugden ban although it helps the Dorje Shugden cause because there is more unrest and disharmony from many sectors within Tibetans showing the world so many are unhappy with the leadership.-Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche's strong letter to the Dalai Lama regarding giving religious freedom within the Karma Kagyu sect of Buddhism is a MUST READ- and he is applauded as courageous for writing this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
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The beautiful truth
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Manjushri notes
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Karma Kagyu’s Lodreu Rabsel Rinpoche asks the Dalai Lama for Religious Freedom-This is explosive-Must read! http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=99364
3 weeks ago
The place where Lord Tsongkapa's holy remains are housed for pilgrims to visit in Gaden Monastery Tibet.
3 weeks ago
How death is so near, yet I cherish my ego more than my guru, more than his instructions and my protector. They are the only ones significant at death for me and yet I still think I have time. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Would be so nice to live in an area where Bigfoot is prevalent and sighted. That would include mountains and lakes too.
1 month ago
Because of the ban against Dorje Shugden followers started in 1996, 700 monks had to cut from Sera Mey Monastery and start this new monastery. This new Serpom Monastery located in South India still suffers tremendous hatred and prejudice, but the brave monks continue their practice and lineage.
1 month ago
Vietnamese monk who self immolated hoping to bring change in his country. He sacrificed his life and sat still during the immense pain of his body burning.
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Protector of the Sakya School of Buddhism, Gonpo Gur or Mahakala Panjarnata
1 month ago
Such a wondrous place to be with such a view that heals the soul. Why live in a city where it is unnatural and polluted. Everyday in the city is a day away from where we belong. We belong among the greens, forest, mountains and clean air. We belong in such a place and doing our retreats, sadhanas and mantras to find the ultimate place of belonging and peace....the ultimate place is within us with a developed spiritual mind. Hard to achieve among distractions in the city. 
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This is the five foot Arya Avalokitesvara statue I have offered Gaden Shartse Monastery many years ago. It still graces the main prayer hall of Gaden Shartse Monastery.
1 month ago
Painting of 31st Sakya Trizin Kunga Lodro- Did you know that 7 of the great throneholders of the Sakya lineage of Tibetan Buddhism practiced Dorje Shugden and even composed extensive prayers to him? Take a look here and see what you can learn: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=98227
1 month ago
This is a good motto to work by within a team.
1 month ago
Beautiful painting of Pandit Naropa
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Beautiful painting of Lord Buddha's miraculous birth.
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Beautiful image of Tara.
1 month ago
This is a good read. Evocative and memory filled: http://www.davidlai.me/2015/04/20/memory-of-the-vw-van/
1 month ago
Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
It was nice to meet them.
2 months ago
Good friends came to visit me. I was happy to see them as they have brave hearts and pure samaya. Tsem Rinpoche
2 months ago
Lef to right: Cousin Tsagan, dad, Aunt Meda, mom, sister Lidshma, cousin Liz, Aunt Elena, friend from France and Susie in Green dress. People whom I am fond of from the distant past..
2 months ago
Some friends went on a spiritual pilgrimage to Nepal recently and when they returned they gifted me with these wonderful books on Yeti/Bigfoot which I don't have. Wow! I like to thank Ms. Yee Lee, Mr. Swee Keong, Ms. Phoebe Yong, Mr. CK Siah & Ms. Wei Theng for their generosity and indulging me in my bigfoot hobby. Tsem Rinpoche
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The famous 5th Panglung Oracle
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Mysterious print of Pelden Hlamo the Goddess protector
2 months ago
This is a thangka of Cittamani Tara where her body mandala appears clearly. This image was circulated back in Thubten Dhargye Ling when HH Zong Rinpoche taught her sacred practice which was a pure vision of Thapu Dorje Chang. Thapu Dorje Chang received this practice in a pure vision. He was the guru of Pabongka Rinpoche.
2 months ago
Beautiful article on the Drigung Kagyu Achi Chokyi Drolma: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=94766
2 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche making offerings of robes to Lord Buddha in Bodhgaya
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What was once very beautiful destroyed by hatred, anger and prejudice.
2 months ago
What His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche composed about Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=87240
2 months ago
Comprehensive proof of Dorje Shugden in the Sakya school of Buddhism even before Gelugpa. Interesting: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92860
2 months ago
When we see others who behave not according to our expectations and just to ‘get them back’ we throw all caution to the wind and we get angry, retaliate, fight back, scream, yell and then quit, it shows our mind. Everything is about our own mind. That is not to say they are not at fault. But if we want the world to act perfectly in our presence and then we don’t get angry, that is SO INCREDIBLE IDEALISTIC AND WE ARE DOOMED FROM THE START in anything we do. We have to keep our equilibrium always. Remember our vows, promises and our own state of mind. Be kind to ourselves and not let the other person throw us off because we have to be in control of our own minds. Remember, our mind and how it reacts is the key.--- H.E Tsem Rinpoche
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Ekai Kawaguchi -Three Years in Tibet-Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=92725
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    People can really live their lives to save others. This is a good way to live. Beautiful video.
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    All beings have feelings and do not want pain, to be hurt or harmed. Therefore we must respect this and not harm animals. See this video how this man has made good friends with a special fish who comes when he rings for the fish. Touching. Tsem Rinpoche
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    HH the Dalai Lama prays with HH Trijang Rinpoche and HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche. Such a beautiful video of His Holiness Dalai Lama, His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche (Very exalted high Nyingma lama) are all praying together. In the background you see a young Kyabje Lati Rinpoche too. So beautiful. This is how it was before the ban. All the sects and high lamas were superbly harmonious. After the Dorje Shugden ban things changed for the worse. May the ban be released soon. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Nice Dorje Shugden rock painting
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche teaches the truth of life and our impeding death.
  • A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    A kind message from Mr. Tsering Wangchuk to me. Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
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    His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche accepts Long Life puja

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  • May 29, 2016 05:01
    Lukas asked: What would happen if such a thing like everyone is nice and passionated about his "opponent" would become "reality" on this earth? Obviously theoretically lol My narcistic mind forces me to put reality and opponent in quotes duality you know. I'm a wise human being so fuckin reflected hah PS: I like you but seem a bit crazy try some of my western medicine my doctor is very patient about my neuroses and anger managment attempts...
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  • May 28, 2016 04:05
    Bradley asked: On page 43 of the Diamond Path. It states DS's emenations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities, may I ask what are the 27?
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your question. The verse you are referring to is the first verse of the Praise to Dorje Shugden:
    “Though gone to the state of the Sugatas countless aeons ago, In order to benefit the teachings and migrators, as whatever tames beings, Your hundreds of emanations are endowed with the 27 enlightened activities; Praise to the pervading lord, mighty Dorje Shugden.”
    These twenty-seven enlightened activities are enumerated in the last verses of Chapter Eight of the Abhisamayalankara taught by Maitreya to Arya Asanga. It is commonly called the Ornament of Clear Realisation in English. This text is of great importance to most Tibetan Buddhist lineages and in the Lam Rim Chenmo, or Great Stages on the Path to Enlightenment, Lama Tsongkhapa actually states that it is the root text of the Lam Rim tradition as founded by Jowo Dipamkara Atisha. This text is still one the five great texts studied by monks in the Geshe programme throughout Gelug monasteries. A thorough explanation of these twenty-seven points is a topic of intense philosophical study, however I have listed them below:
    1. The enlightened being performs deeds that appease beings in the Six Realms (God Realm, Demi-god Realm, Human Realm, Animal Realm, Hungry Ghost Realm and Hell Realm).
    2. Bringing sentient beings to the Dharma using four ways: generosity, using good speech, training them according to their level of intelligence and in stages, and by practicing what they teach.
    3. Having the understanding of what defilements are and the methods of purifying them.
    4. The true character of their activities for the benefit of all sentient beings, which is from the basis of realising that all sentient beings do not exist inherently.
    5. The practice of the Six Perfections: generosity, morality, patience, joyous effort, concentration and wisdom.
    6. Teaching the virtuous path to Buddhahood, which is the abandonment of the 10 non-virtues: killing, stealing, sexual misconduct, lying, divisive speech, harsh words, idle talk, covetousness, ill-will and wrong view.
    7. The practice of insight into the emptiness of all phenomena.
    8. The non-dual nature of all phenomena.
    9. The understanding that all dharmas as being merely conventional symbols.
    10. The insight into the absence of a basis in all dharmas.
    11. The maturing of living beings along their spiritual path through skilful means.
    12. The path of a Bodhisattva.
    13. The systematic effort to block all inclinations to make realistic assumptions.
    14. The attainment of enlightenment.
    15. A residence in various Buddha-fields.
    16. Displaying the form of a being who is to take only one more rebirth, thereby ensuring the attainment of enlightenment.
    17. Working tireless for the benefit of all sentient beings in cyclic existence.
    18. The virtuous acts which consist in looking after all beings.
    19. The limbs of enlightenment.
    20. The condition in which the fruits of his actions are never lost, diminish or extinguished.
    21. The vision of true reality, knowing all phenomena of experience.
    22. The forsaking of all perverted views.
    23. The cognition which allows the understanding of the method which allows him to forsake the perverted views assuming the absence of all entities.
    24. The state of complete purity.
    25. The ability to have various forms to engage in various activities, which results from his pure condition.
    26. The comprehension of the non-distinction between conditioned and unconditioned phenomena.
    27. Nirvana – full and complete enlightenment.
    When listing them out completely, it can get somewhat overwhelming to understand how this relates to us as practitioners. In order to make them more relatable, they have been categorised into three parts, which make us understand them better:
    1. Activities through which the Buddhas bring beings to the Dharma.
    2. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to practice the Dharma.
    3. Activities through which the Buddhas help sentient beings to achieve enlightenment.
    In essence, all the emanations of Dorje Shugden display the above twenty-seven activities. In brief these bring people to the Dharma, help beings practice the Dharma and ultimately help beings gain full and complete enlightenment themselves. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 27, 2016 02:34
    T asked: Is there a teaching to deal with insomnia and fatigue?
    pastor answered: Dear T, Both insomnia and fatigue can be caused by a worried or stressed mind, if not from physical exhaustion. In this case, one needs to calm the mind and relax the body in order to ease insomnia and fatigue. There are many techniques that can help with this. I’ll mention two here. The first is mental quiescence meditation or single pointed concentration meditation. Even with this there are many methods you can use, but to make it simple, you can use the breath as your focus. This is known as breathing meditation. To practice this, sit in a quiet place either cross legged or in a chair if you prefer. And simply become aware of your breathing, concentrating on the space between your upper lip and your nose. Gently become aware of breathing in and out. If any thought comes into your mind, do not get carried away with the thought, but simply bring your focus back to your breathing and let the thought disappear by itself. There are other more advanced methods once you are familiar with breathing meditation, which can be found in texts such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand by Pabongka Rinpoche (Day 21), which concentrates on a visualised image of Buddha Shakyamuni instead of the breath. But one things to remember is that meditation can be difficult for people, so it is better to start with short sessions, not longer than 5-10 minutes at first. Gradually over time you will be able to increase this time frame. The key to meditation is to consistently engage in it every day. This shouldn’t be difficult because it is only 5-10 minutes long. The second is to engage in the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, concentrating on the recitation of the Mig Tse Ma mantra. This is an extremely beneficial practice as it invokes upon the energies and blessings of Lama Tsongkhapa, and helps to significantly calm the mind, even if we are not consciously aware how troubled our mind is. Concentrating on the mantra recitation also acts as focus for single pointed concentration as well. You can watch a commentary to this practice by His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html. If you are interested in this practice, there is a box set which can help you start the practice available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-boxset-english and a written commentary available here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • May 26, 2016 04:00
    Thori asked: Thanks for your answer. But when you say "This can be coupled with various visualisations during the mantra recitations as well."what visualisations should I do, for example for the sadhana "DISSOLVING JE RINPOCHE INTO OURSELVES"? Other question, can the Sadhana be recitated in english? Andn we must recite them with high voice or can it be recitated simply in the mind? Thanks!
    pastor answered: Dear Thorim, For the visualisations of the Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa, during which you recite the Mig Tse Ma mantra, His Eminence 25th Tsem Rinpoche has given a very good commentary on the practice, available to watch here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsongkapas-daily-practice-video-commentary.html The most common forms of visualisations for this practice can be found in the book ‘TSONGKHAPA – A Simple Guide to a Powerful Practice’ which is available at any Kechara Paradise outlet in Malaysia, or can be invited only here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tsongkhapa-a-simple-guide-to-a-powerful-practice. This includes the visualisations on gaining the Seven Wisdoms, as well as other visualisations. These visualisations are excellent, as they not only help a person achieve meditative stabilisation, but invoke the blessings and energy of Lama Tsongkhapa. As for the Sadhana, it does not need to be recited in Tibetan. It can be recited in English or any other language. In fact, I would suggest, as you start your practice that you recite in the language you are familiar with, as you will be able to understand the words and meaning of each verse clearer. Later on, if you want, you can start reciting in Tibetan. Sadhanas and especially mantras should be recited out aloud, but softly. Sadhanas and mantras are not recited in the mind, but spoken. For mantras as they are the form of the Buddhas in sound, they should be softly vocalised. I hope this helps.
  • May 19, 2016 00:58
    Ming asked: Can we mix Han style vajrayana and tibetian vajrayana
    pastor answered: Dear Ming, Thank you for your question. Traditionally it is advised that we do not mix traditions or even lineages. There is a very valid reason for this, if we mix traditions or lineages then we are in the danger of becoming confused in our practice. This occurs because each lineage or tradition explains the path of practice in different ways, suited to the practitioners of that particular tradition. For example, think of both as separate paths to the same destination. It would be better that we follow one and get to our destination, rather than keep switching between the two paths and perhaps get lost or take a very long time to reach the destination. Both paths have been tried and tested in their efficiency to achieve enlightenment. This is not to say that there is only one correct lineage, on the contrary, it is said that Buddha Shakyamuni taught 84,000 different methods to achieve enlightenment, as such both the Han style Vajrayana and Tibetan Vajrayana are both valid paths to enlightenment. However if we practice one of these methods and achieve results which is enlightened attainments it is better and more effective than practicing two or more and run the risk of confusing ourselves or our practices. I hope this helps.
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