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How would you like to wake up to a day where you have no pain, fear, anxieties, stress and you are left alone to enjoy the air, earth, sunshine, fresh foods, friends and natural environment?

 

Well not only you but all animals would like this. Take a look below. This monkey will not have such a day. Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

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“Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
-Professor Charles R. Magel

We are also the guinea pigs:
New scientific research has cast grave doubt on the safety testing of hundreds of thousands of consumer products, food additives and industrial chemicals. Everyday products, from soft drinks and baby foods, to paints, gardening products, cosmetics and shampoos, contain numerous synthetic chemicals as preservatives, dyes, active ingredients, or as contaminants. Official assurances of the safety of these chemicals are based largely on animal experiments that use rabbits, mice, rats and dogs. But new results from a consortium of researchers and published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Scien…ces suggest such assurances may be worthless.

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/Philosophy/Animal%20Testing/AnimalTestingInDoubt.htm

When we teach our children to inspire dread and fear, substantiated by an unbalanced sense of their importance and power, it is no wonder so many often seek the thrill of terror.

It is not a gigantic leap from ‘unfeeling callousness’ to out of control rage and murder for someone accustomed to tormenting harmless creatures. The question is not only whether this troubled individual should have been involved with vivisection, but whether any young adults should ever be exposed to such a blatant desecration of life.  The spiritual poverty of dominion lies in its failure to grasp the nature of compassion and empathy, in such a painfully short supply in the world today.

http://www.greanvillepost.com/2012/07/24/opeds-did-the-batman-shooter-have-a-vivisection-connection-and-does-it-matter/

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33 Responses to Would you like this?

  1. thierry on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

    The very anxious look on the monkey’s face is enough for anyone to decide there and then to not start what they are about to start.

    I remember a story I was told of someone, a slaughterer of cows working in a slaughter house that one day resigned and stopped eating meat simply because of the the stare he got from a cow that he was about to slaughter.

    One look, one eye contact, one mind contact. That is all that was needed for the person to relate no more to another “animal” that had nothing better to do with his life but be killed and eaten, but to relate to another being that has a body, that feels pain, that feels anguish but also feels compassion… a living being, a sentient being.

    I see that eye contact in the picture, how could the people IN the picture miss that?
    I feel sorry for them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.
    I wish it will help us, as a human civilization, to stop engaging in actions that are making us anachronistic and pointless.

  2. Shelly tai on Oct 5, 2013 at 2:49 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this blog post. Such a inhuman act if come to think about it if we ourselves being the victims furthermore the monkey cannot talk he only know how to shout how can we do this such selfish act.

  3. Ck siah on Oct 5, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    在地球里,人类称为万物之灵,所以往往为了人类自己的利益而牺牲其他众生的性命也觉得理所当然和没有悔意。在佛法世界里我们强调的是要有菩提心和慈悲心,要扶助弱小,要利益众生。但我们的心识总是在两极之中,产生矛盾。所以修学佛法就是要我们转化娑婆心识,发起菩提心和慈悲心来普渡和利益众生。让地球成为佛净土。
    感恩仁波切的分享,祈愿仁波切长驻在世常转法轮

  4. Lucas Roth on Oct 5, 2013 at 6:56 pm

    animals deserve rights and i try my best to tell people and spread awareness that this happens and some people just don’t care, it is so sad how humans can be so stupid to say “they are like us so come on lets experiment on them”. it is so horrid

  5. Jutika lam on Oct 5, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Just looking at the picture of the monkey with it’s hands and feet tied to the table and the face makes me want to cry because all animals in the world do not have to deserve such treatment at all.

    Animals should have all the rights to freedom and a happy, big and open place for animals to roam freely and happily.

    Of course I would like to wake up feeling great, healthy, fearless without pain and stress but if i had the choice to have the above mentioned I would rather give it to all the animals as they deserve to have more freedom to roam, eat, play and roam freely than we do because we don’t have to worry of having jabs being poked in to our skin, getting butchered for humans and so on.

    That’s why I think that animals deserve to have their pain and sufferings lifted of their shoulders.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

    Love
    Jutika

  6. Sean Wang on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:15 pm

    Thank you for sharing this blog post. Vivisection, the act of animal testing is very bad. Animal testing does not prove anything when it comes to the humans. Animals can be safe consuming certain chemicals whereas humans can’t consume the same.

  7. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 5, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    This is so unnecessary! Since the products are to be used by humans, then why don’t just get them to do the experiments? Oh, because the laws say we can’t! So what about the animals? Why don’t people be more concerned about them? Just because they don’t speak human language, right! So what do you think the animals are doing in this world? They are here to grow old and then die NATURALLY eventually, we have no rights to lock them up and send them to labs for experiments! They are just like us, they have feelings too! Please wake up people, it’s thousands and thousands of lives we are saying, not ten or twenty; they are lives, not toys.

  8. Edward Ooi on Oct 6, 2013 at 1:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche, every living being would love to wake up to a day that was described by Rinpoche on the above. But this, I just can’t really describe it in words. IF we have the power to shut down all this kind of activities then we all can have a very healthy and happy life. But we don’t and that’s our main problem.

  9. sarahyap on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:35 am

    Experimentation on animals is certainly one of the most cruel thing people has done… I am from the pharmaceutical line and back when I was studying, experimenting on animals is really ‘unavoidable’.

    Fortunately, the course that I was taking is under an Australian university, and they have set very strict laws surrounding the usage of animals in laboratories… so we managed to go through our laboratory sessions with more simulations rather than using an actual animal. However, I think this is not the case for many other universities out there.

    The pharmaceutical and cosmetic line is one of the worst when it comes to animal testing. Both use a very different way of testing as the application method is entirely different. Cosmetic animal testing is less complicated but no less cruel… The bath lotion, shampoo, facial cream, toner, etc that we’re using today have most probably been tested on an animal. The classic way of testing any soap/shampoo is applying the product on an animal and leaving it on the animal unwashed for several weeks… due to the chemicals, the skin is often corroded and from there they will adjust the component and formulation of the product. Cruel indeed…

    In the pharmaceutical line, is even more extensive… just one drug, it probably would have taken millions of lives due to animal testing. The worst part about testing a drug is that one actually induce the disease on the animal in order to test the efficacy of the drug. So, take for example, if you are testing a cream to treat burns, then you would have to intentionally burn a certain part of the body on the animal, and then apply the medication to observe the healing process… of course this is just a brief explanation but I think you guys get the picture.

    Thankfully some countries have already place ban on animal testing, though it is more concentrated on cosmetic products. So, I always make sure I support brands that are against animal cruelty… I think this is one of the best way to encourage companies to opt for a more compassionate way in developing their products.

  10. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Oct 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing,

    Animal Rights and Human Wrongs
    “Ask the experimenters why they experiment on animals, and the answer is ‘Because the animals are like us.’ Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: ‘Because the animals are not like us.’ Animal experimentation rests on a logical contradiction.”
    -Professor Charles R. Magel

    The answers from the experimenters are so un-logical…

    May be learn more Dharma and get to know more details on Cause and Effect hence to lesser down our ignorance towards all sentient beings…

  11. Patsy on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:31 pm

    Animals deserve a chance to live and not abused by humans. How would we feel if we are tight up and ended up on the chopping board. Our fears we experience will also be like this monkey… frightened and helpless.

    Be kind to animals and never harm another being. Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing and creating the awareness of animal abuse.

  12. Adrian Cho on Oct 6, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Definitely won’t like this… This is so cruel and inhuman. It was so sad when seeing this picture of cute monkey, that treat monkey like this.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  13. wansan on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    Many people still do not care much about animals’ feelings or even their lives. To many people, they are just animals. They are nothing but animals.. We should stop doing such cruel and inhuman act to the animals. They have feelings too, just like you and me!

  14. So Kin Hoe (KH Ipoh) on Oct 6, 2013 at 10:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for pointing out the animals cruelty through the experiment and all kind of tests the animals have to endure. All the animals have the same emotions and feelings like us, but they cannot speak our human languages to express themselves. All the world peace activities should include animal rights as well, not only just saving human beings but other sentient beings like animals.

  15. Pastor Han Nee on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    The poor monkey is one of millions of animals who are abused daily and subject to the whims and fancies of their human captors. Here he is being used in an experiment that may not even bring any benefit to people. In the meantime so much pain and suffering is being inflicted.

    The same callousness towards these animals is also directed towards humans. So much preservatives, chemicals and additives are being used in our foodstuff, with never a thought about the safety and welfare of consumers.

    Callousness is being ‘bred’ in young minds and no one seems to be bothered about its terrible impact, short and long term, on them and others. The world is so sadly deficient in such precious ‘commodities’ as care and compassion.People pay so little attention to them and they are so badly needed.

  16. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Oct 6, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Animals should be treated with same respect, love and care. Animals are like us because we have the same reaction and feeling towards pain. We don’t understand their language or sign doesn’t mean that animals do not understand us. They have more kindness and care towards others compare to us, human. Shame on ignorant human.

  17. henry ooi on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:09 am

    All so called scientific researches are for name and money regardless of experiments done on animals or humans. That is why we hear of so many types of diseases afflicting modern day people and animals compared to 30 years ago.

    We humans allowed it because we wanted the name and prestige, and money. We, I included, allowed it because we say we are too busy with our life, job, career, business, pursuits and we think to ourselves that life is short so might as well make full use of it rather than fight against these big scientific corporations.
    Hence humans and animals suffer, Earth suffers.

  18. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Oct 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

    Saw the picture, the little poor monkey is like us full of frightent and helpless, no one like this feeling, how we can do this on animals just fulfill human ‘ s research. Stop to use animals on all research.

  19. jerry_sito on Oct 7, 2013 at 3:09 pm

    感恩仁波切的分享与开示

    很多时候,我们是矛盾的,而矛盾的情况更常发生在我们想得到一些东西的时候

    比如我们很多时候想品尝美食时,会把动物的痛苦与对他们的残忍杀害的过程完全没有感觉,当我们吃饱了,就会觉得它们会痛苦,很残忍,然后就急着去念经,放生

    在佛法里我们修学的是菩提心和慈悲心,要扶助弱小,要利益众生。但我们的心识总是在两极之中,产生矛盾。所以修学佛法就是要我们转化心识,发起菩提心和慈悲心来利益更多众生。

    祈愿我们常在仁波切的教诲里,警惕自己,有时候我们阻止不了他们,但至少我们要从自己先开始,并与更多人分享师父的开示

    倘若大家都接触了师父的教诲,那么世界不就充满了法喜了吗 :)

    感恩仁波切,祈愿师父常驻在世,常转法轮

  20. Uncle Eddie on Oct 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm

    People still often ask if animals should have rights; quite simply the answer is “YES”. Animals should deserve to live their lives free from exploitation, pains and sufferings! All animals do have the feelings to suffer in the same way and to the same degree that humans do if not worst. Supporters of animals’ rights believe that every creature with a will to live has a right to live free from pain and suffering. Only our prejudice denies them of that right we expect to have for ourselves; and such prejudice is totallly and morally unacceptable. Irrespective of its species, dogs, cats, pigs and monkeys have the same capacity to feel pain, but based on species that sometimes allow us to think of one animal as a loving companion and the other as a ‘dinner’.

  21. Darren Kechara on Oct 7, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Inhumane! But because the animals can’t speak and they are subject to being experiments. But i am sure there is other way instead of using them experiments… Om Mani Pedme Hum. May these animals break away from their realm and reborn as human.

  22. Julien Roth on Oct 8, 2013 at 8:12 pm

    I believe in animal rights, and i think they are some things that should be taken more seriously. Animals do not deserve for this to happen to them. They deserve to wake up to a life with no pain, suffering and torture. They should be treated with love. I hope that the word spreads fast. Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche. I am happy that Rinpoche decided to share this. Its good that more and more people know.

  23. louise on Oct 9, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Because our selfish we use animal to be guinea pigs. Then do you believe alien? May be very soon human will be the ginea pigs!

    The world is round. What ever we do, it will come back!

    Be kind to people and animal.

  24. Cliff on Oct 10, 2013 at 1:45 am

    Aimals really do not deserve this sort of treatment, it is so sad to see the monkey in agonising pain and fear in its eyes. To torment and torture it like that is just simply cruel. The contradictory statement of being the same but not exactly the same is plain denial from the truth that they ARE the same like us. They feel pain, fear, love, etc. yet through our ignorant greed of power we think because we are more intelligent than they are we have the right to treat them like this, that is stupid. With our intelligence we should know better to not kill, to not torture another living being. I really need to be more aware of the products that I buy, I do not know which products conduct animal testing and which do not. Even the fame Body Shop being bought over by Loreal can no longer claim to be vegetarian friendly. With products we buy such as beauty products, we should spend more time on working on our inner beauty than the beauty we buy supporting animal testing to smother on our face.

  25. Felix Kong on Oct 10, 2013 at 10:17 am

    So cruelty that do experiment on animals and just want to test whether the product is “SAFE” for human to use. Human so selfishness, let them living in a horrible lab and giving nightmare to them every night, no one want to stay like this condition. Please stop to use animals to be guinea pigs and consumer stop to buy any product which is animal tested. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  26. June Tang(KH JB) on Oct 14, 2013 at 9:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.It’s so sad to see all the never ending suffering is happening all around us.I am very agreed one of Rinpoche teaching said that ” We may look different but in our capacity to suffer,we are SAME .We shouldn’t harm animals by any reason!” All lives are precious !! STOP animals cruelty and be vegetarian !!!

  27. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 21, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    To test human medicine and cosmetics and etc on animals for human consumption makes not sense at all. At best it is an approximation. Yet people do it for the sake of profit. Somehow the people who butcher animals are no different from people who test on animals. Testing on animals wathcing the animals suffer how can they tolerate that?

  28. abby f on Oct 22, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    The illogical prove that shown in the example above is so powerful! And the logical contradiction only shows that we are wrong. If we are right and this is the universal truth, why there will be logical contradiction? Why we cannot explain with logic about the illogical part of the explanation? Because we covered part of the truth yet we couldn’t just run away with it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a powerful quote!!

  29. Vinnie Tan on Nov 6, 2013 at 1:07 am

    It is just so wrong that we as humans experiment things on animals that we would not even dare to use it on ourselves. Only after the animals use it, then we would use it. What does this show?

    It just show that we ourselves are not confident with the negative results that these products will do to us. How can we do things like that to animals if we do not dare to use it as well?! Animals too have feelings just like how all of us have. They too go through the emotions that we go through.

    If we changed a situation and it is a human child being on that table instead of a monkey, the world would definitely react in a different manner. It is just sad how people do not see how similar the animals are with us.

  30. David Lai on Nov 12, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    I love the little logical explanations of why experimentation and exploitation of animals rests upon the illogical assumption that animals and humans are different. However, we all know the truth as they are exactly like us except the ability to express and are more vulnerable due to lacking in mental faculties. The truth is that we all know that but few want to face this fact and continue exploitation without realizing the consequences to your conscience, spirituality and our humanity. If we are truly human beings endowed with the superior intellect, then we would know how to think, protect and cherish other beings besides ourselves. Thus, non harming of animals is really about getting closer to our humanity.

  31. Wendy Loh on Nov 19, 2013 at 12:33 am

    Remember that as humans, the ones who claim superiority over other creatures, should we disturb the balance of nature, we will be the first to suffer greatly. When this happens, it does not matter whether we are similar or different from animals.

  32. beatrix ooi on Feb 19, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This is very heartbreaking, I mean look at the poor monkey’s face, clearly that it was scared and hopeless. How could humans be so cold blooded? Every being does not deserve this kind of treatment, animals are also lives and they do have feelings, they feel fear and pain as well. Why hurt a living being? What do you get?

  33. Su Lin on Jun 29, 2014 at 5:25 pm

    So next time when you want to buy something always check the lables if whether it was animals tested or not. As I learned in Dharma Class, we shouldnt but animal tested products. Make it stop!

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  • Calvin Thum
    (Monday, Sep 22. 2014 01:22 PM)
    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for creating this blogchat, which is great platform for sharing, learning and discussing. I was asking my self, why do we need a blogchat, out of the blue, Patsy answered my question without the need for me to ask.

    From this platform, I can notice you are planting a habit for everyone to get something to read, discuss and share the information. This is beneficial to everyone for the long run.

    Thank you.
  • Pastor Adeline
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    6 secs ago
    Tsem Rinpoche: If we don’t learn dharma, then when obstacles arise in our mind which is often, we cannot apply dharma remedies and dharma methods. When we just work and eat and live and not learn dharma, then we can only apply secular methods which will only yield temporary results. Hence samsara continues on and on. It is important to read/listen to the many articles here on dharma and refresh ourselves and discuss here together without winning or losing, so that our knowledge can grow. With knowledge, when obstacles arise, then easier for us to apply dharma methods and remedies and solve our problems to continue. If we continue this way, we will advance. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
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    If we don’t learn dharma, then when obstacles arise in our mind which is often, we cannot apply dharma remedies and dharma methods. When we just work and eat and live and not learn dharma, then we can only apply secular methods which will only yield temporary results. Hence samsara continues on and on. It is important to read/listen to the many articles here on dharma and refresh ourselves and discuss here together without winning or losing, so that our knowledge can grow. With knowledge, when obstacles arise, then easier for us to apply dharma methods and remedies and solve our problems to continue. If we continue this way, we will advance. Tsem Rinpoche
  • tsemtulku
    (Saturday, Sep 20. 2014 11:01 AM)
    Dear friends around the world,



    This is so wonderful that all of you are discussing dharma here on my blog chat (www.tsemrinpoche.com). I am so glad to see this every Friday on US Pacific Coast time 8PM. For next Friday (September 26, 2014) sharing on blog chat, please study up on LOVE WITHOUT AGENDA: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/love-without-agenda.html . We will discuss about these two reads. You will learn more and more as you read and discuss here. I rejoice when you learn more. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 11:39 PM)
    For Od Howell – Thank you so much for sharing and your interest in His Eminence’s aunt Princess Nirgidma. Princess Nirgidma is indeed a remarkable and very intelligent lady who could hold her own with the men.

    Pastor Jean Ai shared that “she had a traditional Torghut upbringing but thanks to her father who believed his children should have a Western education, she was also visionary for her time. I mean, an Asian woman married to a French diplomat? And fluent in French, and as well as English, Chinese and Russian? And holding conversations and intellectual discourses with men in a time when women were to be seen and not heard? Talk about forging a path for Mongolian women.” http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-great-aunt-the-princess.html

    There’s another article you might like also http://www.dayarmongol.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=6535:2011-12-09-16-03-45&catid=24&Itemid=300061

    I’m sorry to inform you also that His Eminence has never met her and is not in contact with any of them in the family so we can not help with your request any further.

    I wish you all the best with your research on Princess Nirgidma and looking forward to your fruitful results in the near future.

    With best wishes,
    Pastor Adeline
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 10:34 PM)
    The Bionic Woman never remained quiet and hide or avoid – I LIKE PEOPLE WHO TAKE ACTION and not watch and remain silent when something can and should be done. I guess taking action to me is an expression of compassion in action and that is why we are Buddhists/spiritual. We have to be Buddhists in action, not in name only. Whatever religion we believe in or are theists, we are still human who can take good positive action to make a difference and we should make a difference. We should always try to make a difference. Life is not about only good things for ourselves, but the difference we can make in others’ lives. This is so important. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

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  • Toh Cheng See
    (Thursday, Sep 18. 2014 12:32 AM)
    Thank you Rinpoche . The narration of the relationship between Milarepa and Marpa was so entertaining that one will remember it always.
    The training that Milarepa has to undergo reminds me of the Shaolin Temple shows where the student is made to carry water or rocks from distance river or quarry and how the master made the student work tirelessly to train their mind, to clear away the preconception mind one has.
    It is so like us to have this attitude. I have seen this happening to people where for example they did something good or credible they have this projection that others should “look up at them” or “treat them like a VIP” and when all this does not happen they get angry and their ego comes in and they create so much trouble for others .
    It is true that upbringing plays a big role . For example if a little toddler happens to walk and trip and if adults rush quickly to pick them up and start saying “oh you poor thing ” and then tells the child “let us beat the floor cause the floor made you fall” and the adult then goes to use hand to “beat the floor” what the child learns is “it’s never my fault, it’s always the fault of others”. This is crazy but I think most of you have seen adults doing this when a child falls.
    I notice also in family with a few kids , the oldest are usually more stable and matured while the younger ones tends to be more “baby” even though they have grown up to be adults. This happens cause the oldest child are more independent when they are young, having to do most things themselves . Then comes little brother or sister and the older sibling loves playing the role of the older brother and sister. The older sibling will always run to the younger ones to help in just almost everything . Maybe younger one drops a toy and instead of picking it up himself and older sibling quickly dash over to pick up for the younger one. Thus the younger child will grow up with the preconception that others will be always at their feet doing everything for them and how they should be treated and when things don’t go their way their mind becomes neurotic.
    Thus like Milarepa , one needs to change one’s attitude and preconception mind.
    I will use the story of Milarepa to remind myself not to have a preconception of how things should be .
    Thank you once again Rinpoche for this entertaining but educational video.
  • tsemtulku
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    It is amazing what happened to a neighborhood in Oakland. You have to see this: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53083
  • Od Howell
    (Wednesday, Sep 17. 2014 06:39 PM)
    dear his eminence tsem rinpoche,
    although i should work on my disertation about the genocide in mongolia in 1937 as an effect from russian communist policy i can not resist continue to do research about your aunt nirgidma, since i found her story in internet by accident. is it that i am myself half mongolian half german, growing up in both cultures or does she appear to me as a spiritual sister to my beloved grandfather, son of a mongolian nobleman, who studied in 1926 in germany as one of the first mongolian students, i am so much fascinated about her. in opposite to my grandfather who was persecuted by the communists and even arrested twice for political reasons nirgimda seamed to had a happy end. i bought her publication she made 1937 in paris with old mongolian folk songs and gave it this summer when i was in mongolia to my relative, a famous composer, who said he never heard these songs before. i cant let go the idea of writing a book about her and record the songs again for the mongolians of nowerdays. it is very hard to find information in internet. today i even read the whole correspondence between teilhard de chardin and lucile swan to find fragments about nirgidma and it was a kind of revelation. your excellency, can you help me to find her children or any other descendants to find out, if a publication is wished by the family? we mongolians had a very difficult history within the past hundred years and this princess makes us so proud to know that she existed. when the russians banned buddhist religion in mongolia and even changed the alphabet from old mongolian into russian cyrillic letters it was a cut off from the mongolian culture and their traditions.
    i would also like to know if tsedn dorzhi, nirgidmas half brother who stayed in china is still alive? he must be very old now. i hope very much to hear from you, may all the love and peace be with you, yours sincerely, od
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:53 PM)
    Question asked by Maria
    Your Excellency,
    Greetings of love and peace. I am embarassed with my question but I am taking the courage to do so – why is it that during my recitation and meditation practice I am greatly disturbed by a sudden noise as if someone intentionally kicks the furnitures or noise from the incense and candle burning? I can feel shadows also in the room where I do my practice. I would like to know if there is a remedy on this because I get really startled each time thus preventing me from learning full concentration. The noises start to happen when my body begins to heat up. Is this a sign of obstacle Thank you Your Eminence.


    Response by tsemtulku
    Dear Maria, many experience what you experience. It’s sometimes ‘common’. Do Sindongma’s prayer and mantra for one round before starting your practice daily and the ‘shadows’ will dispel with time. I wish you luck. Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/protection-from-black-magic-and-spirits.html
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:49 PM)
    From His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    Today was not a very good day for me. I was washing in the shower and the shower is very small and always had a problem due to lack of air. So I had hyperventilated and starting blacking out and hard to breathe. I had this problems for months now, but only today I almost blacked out. Lucky Pastor Seng Piow was around to help me and wipe me down and get me to a chair. Also when showering due to my weight, my back hurts and hard to wash the legs, so when I bend to wash, it is very difficult. Need a chair in the shower, but cannot fit one. Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for your help and wiping me down. Now I am better with the fan on me.

    (wwww.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)
  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:48 PM)
    This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa’s time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits. ~ His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?nggpu=http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/photos-on-the-go/moby-to-6avv7a.jpg

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  • Pastor Adeline
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 08:45 PM)
    From His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche

    Pastor Seng Piow found a person from China who can do treatment on neck, shoulder, shoulder blades and back pain problems. Went to try and the diminutive person was strong and quite effective. After searching for months, finally found one that is effective and reasonably priced too. Those areas were painful for a few weeks and today there is some relief. Much better.

    (wwww.tsemrinpoche.com/chat)
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Tuesday, Sep 16. 2014 07:46 AM)
    你知道吗?藏传佛教的法会,自修或共修时的唱诵有分细、慢、长、柔和、忿怒等的美妙乐音。这些音调来自虚空,来自传承祖师聆听了来自空行母或本尊自身的微妙唱诵而编排,非为行者自己编辑。

    其含义包括运用音声做供养和赞叹三宝诸尊的功德。同时是修炼自身的气、脉和明点使其得加持行者的凡夫身为适合的容器接受佛法和密法的流露。并可获得身心自在。

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlOz2Dxy6Jk
  • Pastor Jay Jae
    (Monday, Sep 15. 2014 05:01 PM)
    忏悔无喜悲,是空性的本体
    忏悔无宗派,是心灵的坦诚
    忏悔无责罚,是生命的责任
    忏悔无对错,是除习的明理

    忏悔的依靠,是正觉的如来
    忏悔的悔过,是内心的佛性
    忏悔的补缺,是更新的开始
    忏悔的决心,是修行的根本

    忏悔的心声,是悲哀的沉重
    忏悔的心理,是痊愈的开始
    忏悔的心灵,是除垢的武士
    忏悔的心神,是解脱的指引

    感念上师赐予众生忏悔的法门
    故今日心念,笔下此忏悔法的微妙功德
    弟子俊仁讲法师合十

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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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I would love to live in the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California. It has been recognized by the Native American Indian people to be a spiritually charged area. It has a power vortex under the ground in that area that energizes the place to be very blessed for spiritual practice, meditation and contemplations. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 hour ago
Dear Andree Duckworth, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Kechara Pastors. They work very hard, they have great knowledge and very patient. I started the program so people who wish to bring dharma to others can have a lay life as well as a spiritual life recognized by others. Halfway to monk/nun-hood without being ordained. So naming them Pastors and having basic lay vows is good and it helps the public in Malaysia to identify with them easily. It worked out very much. I hope you will let them know you are benefitted by their hardwork. They will appreciate it very much as I do. Tsem R
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When all will end and karma catches up, why live as it will be forever? ~Tsem Rinpoche
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VERY INTERESTING: Does anyone know what this is? Please investigate here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=16347
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What a nice message. All my work/posts on tweet does make a difference in people's lives. Nice to know that. Tsem Rinpoche
5 days ago
When we work with integrity and harmoniously with eachother, we can accomplish much. Harmony and integrity are the keys. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
To take Manjushri as one's special practice has innumerable benefits. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
This is a special statue of Je Tsongkapa. It was made during Tsongkapa's time by a student and offered to Him. It is said to resemble Tsongkapa very much. And this holy statue is now housed in Tashi Lunpo Monastery, Shigatse Tibet. To see, hear and contemplate Je Tsongkapa is so meaningful and collect one aeons of merits.
1 week ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his two disciples Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen and Geshe Lhundrup Sopa.
1 week ago
When you accuse others of this and that, time will tell who is successful in the end. Because accomplishments speak the loudest. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Don't lounge around and do nothing, accomplish nothing and be nothing. Benefit others and make your life the cause for many lives to find relief, comfort and hope. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Friends and people will come and go, but your determination and goal must be firm. Let nothing deter you to succeed in your goal and later in life, look back and rejoice in all you've done. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Don't listen to rumours and negative talk about someone who has benefitted you. Be loyal and reciprocate the kindness you have received. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
When you feel hurt, realize and understand the pain, get up and keep trying until you succeed.~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Many will accuse us, threaten us and even make up tales about us, but we must be truthful in all our actions always and forgive them. ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Respect everyone, trust few and follow one. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Back in 1983 this house was Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles. I lived here for a few years before going to India. This is the house I met H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, received many teachings and served Rinpoche for 6 months. This is a special place for me. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
What a nice message. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
I would like to thank Queck Soon Lee, Elsie Toy, Soh Lee Loon and Lim Kam Koi for the beautiful and blessed images of Tara. It's really wonderful and made from porcelain. I like Tara very much. All of you are wonderful students of Modern Buddhist Fellowship. Please make Modern Buddhist Fellowship a place of practice, learning and benefitting society even more. Put all your efforts to make this place fully blossom more. You have my prayers. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
This is so perfect! Really direct wisdom and to the point. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Interesting deduction. TR
3 weeks ago
When we need to support, we should not remain quiet or indifferent. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is so true. It's hard but it applies. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
I get thanks and appreciations very often from people all around the world for my blog (www.tsemrinpoche.com). Majority of the people I do not have the pleasure to know who they are. Yet they write in always. They read and leave comments on the blog also. We get now between 100,000 to 120,000 views per month now on my blog I am told and it is consistent ever month. I am AMAZED, HUMBLED AND HAPPY. I am glad so many around the world learn and benefit from my humble blog. I received two messages today. One from Penang (North Malaysia) and one from Italy thanking me for the blog and how much they learn from my blog and how much they appreciate it. It makes all the hard work worth it. Wonderful. Thank you everyone for the learning and feedback. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche
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We spent around 5 hours blogging about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's biography. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52782)---- For further interesting posts and pictures on Zong Rinpoche, click here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/.../cate.../kyabje-zong-rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche with his two disciples H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Perfect triad of blessings. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
Dear friends, I just posted this on our LINEAGE lamas and how we should cultivate our attitude toward our lamas for successful practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52656 Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
Tsem Rinpoche: The most BEAUTIFUL Dharma wallpaper downloads in both English and Chinese language here for FREE: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=7052 and many free high resolution Buddha picture downloads here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52713
4 weeks ago
Wonderful! Today I went out briefly from my retreat and I found a BEAUTIFUL holy Dalai Lama pendant in a store. Am not going out much these days at all. It's nice to have His Holiness close to my heart. I wore the pendant immediately. When I was a child, people had similar ones and I always wanted one. Many of the Kalmyk people would wear it. Now I have one of my own. I really like it. Tsem Rinpoche.. Myself requesting H.H. Dalai Lama to bestow on me ordination: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=19322
4 weeks ago
This is important to read, see and contemplate. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
What is on your altar? Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52604
4 weeks ago
My little 4 inch Bigfoot figurine arrived today also. I sure like seeing this fellow around. Makes me feel like he belongs around my environment.
4 weeks ago
A beautiful Lord Manjushri arrived and He is in standing form. Absolutely beautiful. only around 8 inches in height and very graceful. I really treasure all forms of Manjushri and He is gracing my working table where I can see him very clearly. I offer incense to Him throughout the day as I do my work. I like to have incense and offerings throughout the day as much as possible. In fact 24 hours a day.
4 weeks ago
Read this book by John Blofeld over 30 years ago. Now getting another copy of it to re-read. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
An EXCITING contest going on now! It starts today August 21, 2014-September 4, 2014. Anyone from anywhere around the world may join in!!! You have a chance to win a fabulous Manjushri statue and some wonderful great books. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496
1 month ago
The Shwedagon Great stupa in Myanmar, it holds the hairs of Buddha Shakyamuni. Very holy and worthy of a visit. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Great words of wisdom from Bruce Lee. Must read. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is corn that is grown on our Kechara Forest Retreat land in Malaysia,. Fantastic!!!!! Julia said it's very juicy and sweet! Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Locked up her whole life. Never sees sunshine, grass, dirt, or the sky. She is forced to lay eggs constantly and daily. She does so until she's dead, then they send her to be eaten. She has no feathers and can barely stand due to no space and sunlight. She is locked in this tiny space always.
1 month ago
Wonderful plants to have in the room. 
1 month ago
Amazing Rescue: Last week in Goalpara, India, train passengers spotted this baby elephant struggling in a muddy ditch and had the conductor stop the train, so they could keep the elephant company and feed it local vegetation until a rescue team arrived!-from FB
1 month ago
Beautiful outdoor large Lord Buddha in Bhutan.
1 month ago
The discovery of this giant Sonoran Desert Toad yesterday outside the Chiricahua Desert Museum the locals are sure this toad is responsible for the loss of their pets This toad weighed in at 57 pounds, that was after it dispensed about 2 gallons of urine during its capture. the largest native toad in North American does not typically get any larger than about 1.5 pounds length of 7.5 inches this is a new world record. -from FB
1 month ago
Kalarupa thangka sent to me by Pastor JJ. Thank you so much.
1 month ago
This is wonderful. Full of thought and deep. Please read and share. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
This is one of my MOST favorite science fiction movies of all time. It's a little B-rated, but I find it super cool still. LOL. Do watch and leave a comment and let me know what you think: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=34750
2 months ago
His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche was said to be a fully attained great lama. He was one of the greatest teachers of his time. He has achieved one-ness with his Yidam Heruka Chakrasamvara. There was many indications of this. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 months ago
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    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 weeks ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
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  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    6 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    7 months ago
  • Incredible footage you must see!
    Incredible footage you must see!
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
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  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago

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Mission accomplished! On our way back to Kechara House now. Have a good Monday all! P. Adeline
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Religion can be useful if we integrate the tenants into our mind and act from it with pure compassion. ~Tsem Rinpoche (here's the talk: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=31207 From: June Tang (Khjb)
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All phenomena are moving and does not stand still. What comes will go. What goes returns in another form. Therefore be not fixated on unreliable phenomena developing unnecesary karmas, but develop the mind which is fixed. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
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We all want to be a part of something big and with good results. But the only way we can be a part of that is if we work hard together with the other members of our Kechara. The time will pass. It can pass with you taking on difficulties or it can pass with you doing nothing. I feel it's better to work hard now and enjoy later than to enjoy nothing now and then end up nowhere later. Prayers and dedications are ok, but hard work must be part of the prayer. ~Tsem Rinpoche From: June Tang (Khjb)
16 hours ago
Kechara Penang Study Group completed Weekly Setrap Puja to clear our obstacles in Dharma path - Soon Huat
17 hours ago
Yamantaka is an emanation of the Bodhisattva Manjushri in the form of Dorje Jigjet. Yamantaka is perhaps the archetypal form of the wrathful (dragpo) class of Tibetan deity, and his practice has always been associated with extremely agonistic ritual powers, often used explicitly to defend not simply the Buddhist Dharma, but those countries and sovereign powers that espouse it. Martin A. Mills, Identity, Ritual and State in Tibetan Buddhism - The Foundations of Authority in Gelukpa Monasticism, p 86. Pastor Adeline
22 hours ago
Albert is very convincing when he speaks to the customers to Kechara Paradise outlet because of his dharma knowledge and his soft spoken tone. Pastor Adeline
23 hours ago
Courage is not doing something in the absence of fear, but it is knowing that something else is more important than fear. So we do it. (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
yesterday
Compassion is realising that others want the same thing as we do. But we also realise that they are more and each of us are only one. So working for the majority is correct. (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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Envy and jealousy are very harmful because, you are never ever satisfied with what you have and you never reflect on what you have. You constantly live your life based on what you do not have. (Tsem Tulku Rinpoche)_PB
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So Kin Hoe, the winner of "Win a Manjushri" contest received his 9" Manjushri statue from Carmen on behalf of Rinpoche at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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