Body of a courtesan in nine stages

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I found this to be interesting. Obviously people have had attachments to the body which causes us to take up actions that bind us for a lifetime pulling us away sometimes from higher spiritual attainments. We think we can do something for a while, but it just leads us deeper and deeper till we are stuck. The Buddhist practice of meditating on the body decomposing is not something to be morbid or fantasy or something that is whimsical. The decomposition of our body will happen one day. So when we fast forward and meditate on this eventual truth, it helps us to bring our lives into true perspectives immediately. A courtesan is a thing of beauty, refinement, art and pleasures. To meditate on a courtesan’s ‘truth’ body of eventuality is powerful to bring the eventuality home. The irony of this thing of extreme beauty ‘designed’ for sensory pleasure having the ability to decay into something putrid, horrid and unrecognizable is a reality of all our bodies. In fact everything in existence’s nature is this truth which is decay, decomposition and it’s final. So this makes it an object ‘perfect’ for meditation. Of course this can be substituted for anything we have attachments for. The female body is no worse than the male’s. But previous patriarchal societies tend to focus the female as more an object of pleasure be it right or wrong.

Actually if we think about it carefully, we have 9 actual obvious orifices on our bodies besides the thousands of pores. The substances that come out of these orifices are putrid, smelly, toxic, dirty and filled with germs. Whether it is ear wax, snots, eye mucus, saliva, urine, feces or just sweat from all of our pores, these are dirty and not clean in nature. If our body is left to its ‘natural’ state unmanaged, only impurities are produced from it. Why are we attracted to these foul discharges? Why are we attracted to the foul body that produces these discharges is the point of this illustration. This goes for male and female. So when a person meditates on these qualities of the body, it is to create a distance and space by using the truth of the nature of the body to focus on more higher purposes of the body than just eating, copulating, sleeping, dressing, indulgences of the senses. We get lost on the daily maintenance and pleasuring of the body. Our lives are spent in this way and just passes us by quickly. As a result of realizing this true nature of the body, one sees the body as an actual and perfect vehicle to pursue one’s spiritual aspirations and gain spiritual results that is related to the temporary body but not a permanent component of the body. The body is therefore used as a vehicle to house the mind to gain spiritual attainments. One’s pursuits and aims become spiritual and not maintenance based for the body. With all the maintenance we give the body, in the end it just abandons us and dies and decomposes. No amount of maintenance can prevent this truth.  This meditation results in a person not being overly attached to the body and uses it for a higher purpose that goes beyond self indulgences.

The amount of work in exercise, medication, food, sustenance, sleep, cleaning, hygiene necessary to the body’s intact and well-being  is already daily and time consuming. Never ending in fact.  Why add to that? We end up spending all of our time to just maintaining the body and in the end we just discard it like we leave a hotel room. So the purpose of this meditation is to focus on the transitory nature of our bodies, and all the work we put into maintaining and pleasuring will end up just in a pile of bloating decomposition makes us think how we can spend our time better. We should use our temporary body for something more and better. Something that is useful in this life for ourselves, those around us and our future lives. We should maintain our bodies, keep it healthy and clean but for the express purpose of spiritual gains and not simply for the sake of maintenance and pleasure. We don’t over focus and get caught up with cleaning, fixing, decorating a hotel room which we are just borrowing. Why waste so much time on something temporary?

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Body of a courtesan in nine stages: A 19th century study of decomposition

BY STRANGEREMAINS on JUNE 24, 2014 


Painting, handscroll. Body of a courtesan in nine stages of decomposition. Ink and colour on silk. Image credit: The British Museum

 

“Body of a Courtesan in Nine Stages” was painted on handscroll by Japanese artist Kobayashi Eitaku in the 1870’s. It’s not unusual for artists to study corpses and body parts because of their need to learn about the human form, and because of the historical connection between the science of anatomy and artistic illustration. What makes this style unique is that it’s part of a Japanese artistic tradition devoted specifically to the study of human postmortem changes that stretches back hundreds of years.

“Body of a Courtesan in Nine Stages” is an example of kusozu, the illustration of a decomposing corpse, that was popular in Japanese art from about the 13th to 19th centuries. Kusozu was inspired by Buddhist beliefs that urged followers to meditate on the temporary nature of life and the physical world by contemplating postmortem changes. The below panels illustrate nine stages of death that include: (1) dying; (2) newly deceased or fresh; (3) skin discoloration and bloat during early decomposition; (4) leakage of blood in early decomposition; (5) skin slippage, marbling, and leakage of purge fluid during early decomposition; (6) caving of abdominal cavity and exposure of internal organs during advanced decomposition; (7) animal scavenging during advanced decomposition; (8) skeletonization; and (9) extreme decomposition.

Though the painting maybe religious and/or scientific in nature, according to the British Museum it also has erotic themes. Because the subject matter is a courtesan, the curator notes for this piece at the British Museum say that this handscroll also falls into the genre of erotic art, or shunga. The word shunga means picture of spring in Japanese. The word “spring” is a common synonym for sex.

Below are all 9 panels. All images come from The British Museum.

 


 


 


 


 




 

 

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  1. TekLee on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the wonderful artile. Realising that we should not attach to our body so much, it is because in the end, it will decompose and back to the nature. However, we need to remain healthy so that we can use this body to conribute more in Dharma, it is because we are very fortunate to be born in human form this life, with complete body and wisdom to think and make decision. Thus, we should use this body to do more Dharma.
    Thank you again Rinpoche for the article.

    Best regards,
    TekLee

  2. Carmen Koo on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this article, and a stark reminder to something that we take for granted. We treasure our bodies tremendously, we fit it in the best clothes, the best jewellery, the most expensive bags and shoes, we take it to travel the world, and give it the best foods (sometimes at the expense of the lives of other animals!), but yet, everything that comes out from our body is putrid – from sweat, to blood, to mucus, phlegm, wax, faeces etc, no matter how much resources we spend on our bodies. We spend so much money, time, energy and effort, to take care of our body, which is decaying to something that would be indistinguishable from one another eventually. From the moment we are born, we are closer to death. When we are able to realise that, it wakes us up to ‘using’ our bodies for a bigger purpose – to help and benefit others more than ourselves through our actions, deeds, thoughts, speech. Most of us are given a golden opportunity with our body’s faculties fully intact, our senses, and a precious life, so what do we do with it? We can spend our whole lives acquiring and obtaining, and beautifying the body which will result in not much, or we can maintain our bodies, as we need to, but use it to collect merit, like an offering to the Buddhas, by doing Dharma, or even beneficial works for others. Our choice makes the difference and our realisation of our eventual decaying body propels us to that.

    Carmen

  3. justin cheah on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching. What strike me the most is that it is very rare that we take rebirth as a human form in our samsara cycle. It is precious for us to seize this rare chance of collecting merits and continuing my spiritual practice because after death, my karma follows me like my shadow and i will not have any control to it.

    Whatever we did to our body during the life time will have no value and will not help us in our karma (in fact it will only create more negative karma for us because of over indulgence on our body). Our body will just rot away and all the effort and money we invested on this ‘vehicle’ this life will not matter anymore. What matters is that what we did with our body form to benefit others, as a vehicle to collect merits and develop our spiritual paths.

    As the chance of taking rebirth as a human is rare, we must make use of this chance to develop our spiritual path and not to waste this opportunity. Thank you Rinpoche for keep reminding us about this, showing us the reality and serve us this beautifully honest wake up call.

  4. Carsden on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:28 pm

    隨著時代的變遷,人在短暫的年華裡,把大部分精力都投注在外在而非內在,結果演變成人心的空蕩。追求美麗的事物是正常的,但絕不應過度。如今,『華而不實』已成普遍,理所當然,而沒有人察覺其實身體正在出賣自己。當你“裝飾”她,她給你外在的美麗,但身體裏頭卻悄悄地腐蝕,包括身理與心理。

    仁波切利用『飯店』來比喻人類的身體,真是恰當,將謹記於心。

    Thank you Rinpoche!

  5. KarenC on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:26 pm

    I remembered Rinpoche spoke about how we are so attached to our body using the examples of the substances that come out of the 9 orifices. Imagine we have an empty pail in front of us, and slowly we put in the smelly, toxic and dirty substances i.e urine, saliva, feces and sweat produced by our body, and now the pail is full.

    Then we carry this pile of substances everywhere with us, to travel, work, bedroom, restaurants, clubs etc. It may sound gruesome to some, however Rinpoche said before it’s exactly how we spent so much time maintaining our body on daily basis. We go for facial, hair salon, plastic surgery just to look good. Then we go travel/eat/play/work and make sure we fulfil our desire and be happy about it.

    When one is overly-obsessed by the beauty of our body, the above analogy is a great reminder for us to refrain from wasting time/effort/money on unnecessary indulgence/desire/attachment that is contrary to the core teaching of Buddhism.

  6. Sock Wan on Sep 5, 2016 at 7:23 pm

    We will age, this is a natural process. We cannot stop the aging process, our body, our appearance do not stay the same, spending so much time and effort to hold on to something impermanent is a waste. It is better to cultivate our mind, our good qualities because these are something we bring along with us when we die. Our lives are short, it is better to spend the limited time cultivating a positive mind and attitude than to find ways to maintain the look or the body that eventually will betray us.

  7. Vivian Ong on Sep 5, 2016 at 6:55 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the informative article. This article teaches us not to be attached so much with our body and also with the worldly things. This is because one day this body will degenerate and won’t last. We will die and we will leave this body. So, might as well we use this body to do something good and meritorious that we can bring to our future lives. Thank you _/\_

    Regards,
    Vivian

  8. jerry_sito on Sep 5, 2016 at 6:45 pm

    感谢仁波切的教诲与开示,

    人生,我们需要注重我们的仪容与身体,那是因为我们必须互相尊重与出于礼貌,但是我们却不能这样却物极必反,如果过了头,那么就会变成是一份执着,而这份执着将只会带来“痛苦”…..

    每一个人,无论您是什么样的身份地位,也无论你在生前多么的美丽与俊俏,即使我今天是一位贵妇抑或是一位妓女,当死亡来临的那一个,其实大家所面对的过程,其实是一样与没有分别的,每一个人都必须经历生老病死的过程,我们听的多,我非常感兴趣的读到这篇贴子关于死亡后所面对的整个过程其实大家都是一样的…

    即使今生我们因着不同的因果而受生不同的身份地位,我们也因着不同的因果而对与不同的人事物“执着”而沉沦与痛苦,其实到生命结束的那一刻,大家是一样的,我们善待彼此吧….

    谢谢
    Jerry

  9. Su Ming on Sep 5, 2016 at 6:36 pm

    The depiction by this artist of the courtesan is very interesting. Is true that our body once we are born will just continue to degenerate as we age. And that cannot be stopped even if we have all the money in the world to do any from of surgery. It will just degenerate until we die.

    We see this all around, from our own parents to ourselves that nothing we can do to stop death or aging. Therefore, Rinpoche often teaches us to contemplate on death, not because we are morbid but because by accepting death, we will let go of our attachments, the very reasons that brought us down in this life.

    “Age gracefully” is not how you look, but what you are doing and have done that makes a person beautiful and that cannot be erase with age.

  10. Wylfred Ng on Sep 5, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享

    仁波切也曾经多次在不同场合给予关于我们身体本质的法教。

    我们身体就是我们最大的“叛徒”。 无论我们如何照顾、保清洁我们的身体或外表, 我们还是一样会变老、皮肤失去光泽、皱纹细纹等等都会出现在我们脸上。 姑且不说这些长期的老化现象, 就算是我们今天早上已经洗澡, 把身体洗刷一番, 出门之前还喷香水, 一天结束过后我们的身体还是一样会肮脏, 发出臭味。 这就是我们身体的本质, 所有排出我们身体的汗、尿等等都是肮脏的。

    所以我们应该好好利用我们有限的身体利益别人, 修行佛法。 我们的身体总有一天会坏, 唯有我们所做的功德会随着我们死后决定我们的下一世。

    谢谢

  11. William Chua on Sep 5, 2016 at 5:30 pm

    It is true that there is a lot of work needed to maintain our body and all it does is to deteriorate as the days goes by. If we do not take care of it, then it will degenerate faster. So, all that we do and spend in taking care of our body, to beautify it will end up in a decomposed pile when we die. Hence, we will need to meditate on death so that we will not be so attached to our body that we lose focus on what is important.

    The fact that we have a human body is the most fortunate thing we could have this life because it allows us to study and practice Dharma to gain enlightenment. It is the most conducive of the six realms. And we will not know when we will have this opportunity again.

  12. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 15, 2015 at 2:10 am

    This is an interesting way to meditate on death. As how Rinpoche explained it, the body of a courtesan is defined as an object of sense pleasure, and by seeing how a courtesan’s body decaying, it acts to help us to see what are the truly essential things we need to do.

  13. Sock Wan on Sep 3, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    Asian culture is greatly influenced by Buddhism. This art piece clearly depicted no matter how beautiful we are, we will die one day. We cannot escape the process of decomposition which our beautiful face and body will rot and smell, eventually what remains is a pile of white bones.

    Realising it, it is important to prepare for our death while less obsessed in making ourselves look beautiful all the time.

    Buddhism in Japan used to be very popular and widely practised. It is a pity that not many young people in Japan are practising Buddhism now.

  14. Joy Kam on Aug 21, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this enlightening post on IMPERMANENCE and a great reminder of what we are made off. To remind us that we should be less attached, not just our temporary shell (our body and beauty), but to also the desires of the senses.

    The artist have beautifully illustrated this singular powerful truth of our state and by using the courtesan as the object representing “desire” is very clever. A courtesan is trained from young to be an artist of pleasure in all aspects of art and intellect, she is admired, desired, and sort after by many. However she is merely an illusion, moulded to enhance attachments. Truth is even something as beautiful as a courtesan will one day wither, die, decompose, smell, rot and be eaten my maggots.

    The illustration of the process of how she decays highlights the ultimate truth of our human body. This meditation helps us not only to appreciate life, it also helps us cut our desires and attachments and on top of that remind us how we should use it… that is with purpose and not of the samsaric kind. To be wise and not be fooled by the courtesan (samsara), for it is all but a temporary illusion. Samsara uses and plays with our desires to latch us on to creating more negative karma, more vicious cycle to be stuck in samsara.

    The courtesan reminds us of our immortality so we can choose the right path to take. The only path where we can rely on, the one true path that is permanent – the Dharma.

  15. Beatrix Ooi on Jul 8, 2015 at 5:09 am

    Some people may find the illustrations slightly gruesome, I must say that I was pretty shocked when I first saw these pictures. It’s normal to feel disgusted or shocked but I think that we also need to realise that this is the nature of our bodies, what comes out from our bodies are either smelly or dirty. We all will have to come to this point when we are dead, what’s important is that all the things we did when we were alive was not a waste of time.

    This is just my personal views and I am not judging anyone, I am really sorry if it disturbs your mind. People party, drink and have all the fun they want, they definitely have the rights to do all these. But if we were to think about it carefully, are these activities beneficial? What’s important is that does it benefit us and others? When we go out have fun and drink all we want, we make our parents and friends worry, this is definitely not benefiting them nor us.

    So why spend our whole life doing all these when we can actually use our time to help others instead? When we have done something beneficial, we will realise that the happiness we get from benefiting others very rewarding and encouraging, it inspires us and others to do more and benefit more people. I think that this is what happiness is all about, it is not something we feel great about for a moment and then nothing happens.

    We may not be able to do much for now, but if we start off with doing small things or making tiny little changes, we create the cause for us to do more in the future and more people will be inspired to do the same. Do you know why? Because they see the positive transformation in us, and IT IS inspiring. 🙂

  16. Julia Tan on Jul 3, 2015 at 12:17 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the paintings. Having a human body is so rare and so precious because this body enable us to have the desire to liberate ourselves from samsara and attain Buddhahood. Unfortunately, we misused our body for more samsaric activities such as making money, enjoying the body, cheating others, killing each other and etc instead of using it to practice Dharma. We turned it into a vehicle that create more negative karma and we forgot about impermanence. We wasted the beautiful body that we received due to our effort and practice that we have done, the positive and merits that we accumulated from our pass lives.

  17. Edwin Tan on Jun 24, 2015 at 4:53 pm

    The art work is so beautifully drawn.

    What is amazing is that what Rinpoche teaches on impermanence and non-attachment to our bodies because it is temporary.. is also being illustrated hundreds of years ago in the 19th century.

    Whether it is in Malaysia, Sinagpore, India, Tibet or Japan, the essence of Dharma teachings are same.

    How true it is to depict our body as hotel rooms, and we are only “using” or “borrowing” it temporary to achieve higher and better useful means for ourselves and others in this lifetime and future.

    The 9 stages of the drawings are indeed mind opening.

  18. Datuk May on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    What an impact on my mind about the excretion from our major orifices and the thousands of pores are substances that are most unclean and contaminated.
    Yet in our ignorance we hold onto the body which will age and create issues for us if we hold on to it.

    The illustrations from these paintings are so profound that it makes us silly to even be bothered to be attached to our physical form of the body. It will fail us, unlike the care of our mind which well nurtured will bring great benefit to us.

    We take nothing with us when our body fails and decay on death but only our Karma and the mind.

    Protect not the physical form but the mind and karma.

  19. Vinnie Tan on Jun 23, 2015 at 11:18 pm

    Our body is indeed just a temporary vehicle that we reside in for this lifetime. It constantly betrays us despite the constant care and love that we shower it with. Betraying us through illnesses, and other things that it does that will consume our time just to maintain and make it pleasant.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us these illustrations. It very obviously shows us what happens after death. No matter how much effort we put into making it look good or even caring for it, the body still betrays us. There is nothing that we are able to do when that happens.

    Through the illustrations it shows us very clearly why we should not constantly be so hung over about making it look good. We should be focusing on the things that will benefit us in the long run and not something that is so temporary that changes and betrays us constantly.

    The illustrations have made it even clearer to me that we came with nothing and will definitely leave with nothing. What will happen to us is that the body decomposes and then we will be back to ashes that will only go to the ground. People forgetting who we are as time passes.

  20. Pastor David Lai on Jun 19, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Incredible teaching on the impermanence of our bodies. The incredible thing is that we know this intellectually but our attachment to the pleasures of the senses blinds us. We don’t realize the futility of many of our actions of just pleasuring this body and using it to create more negative karma. Such rare art forms goes against mainstream culture of only seeking pleasure. Thank you rinpoche for an incredible experience of reminding ourselves of our mortality before it is too late.

  21. Kevin W on Jun 17, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding that

    everything is ephemereal and is simply vibrating at a level which we see & perceived as real

    but there’s actually nothing there, but energy.

    Just Emptiness.

    With folded hands.

  22. sandra on Jun 16, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    How deceiving and how sad but how liberating. Thank you Rinpoche.

  23. Stella on Jun 16, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing the Kusozu by Japanese artist Kobayashi Eitaku. The images of a decomposing body is a vivid interpretation of impermanence. I agree with Sharon that this is a very good reminder to ourselves that our body is nothing but an empty shell after our death. We should make good use of it now before it is too late.

    With folded palms, sincerely and humbly,
    Stella

  24. Loh Ann Leong (Penang) on Jun 16, 2015 at 4:34 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. This had reminds me how impermanence of our body are which eventually will leave and decomposed at its will.

  25. Steve Setera on Jun 16, 2015 at 2:02 am

    Tashi Delek, Tulku

    this is a wonderful reminder of this bag of bones we work so hard to make look good. When i lived in Malaysia i had attended Ven Mahinda’s contemplation of the body meditations… powerful.

  26. Sharon Ong on Jun 16, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    The graphic images are a good reminder of how our bodies are just an empty shell after we die. It is a good note to myself to use this temporary vessel meaningfully to the best of my abilities in this short time that I have left.

    With folded hands, thank you for this post.

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  • Joy Kam
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    Take a little bit of Dorje Shugden knowledge with you wherever you go. Download these teachings in the language that suits you best. English, Chinese, Tibetan, or even Italian, Nepali, Korean and Mongolian – we have it all here, for you, for free.

    >>> Dorje Shugden Images & More <<<
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/category/media/downloads

  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 08:31 PM
    Mumu is so cute on the treadmill. Rinpoche is very creative in getting Mumu to exercise. When we want the best for our pet, we will think out of the box to help. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the knowledge and video.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/mumu-on-the-treadmill.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 07:42 PM
    Scary to know what exactly happened to Angel during her waking from sleep.Watched the video, wondering its sleep paralysis or the unseen beings pressing on her. This weird phenomenon as explained by Rinpoche is that she was karmically connected with the unseen beings.I do believe the unseen beings do exists after all, I am glad Angel is back to her own self , its over now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/till-i-see-blood.html#comment-736240
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 07:40 PM
    Sleep paralysis whether is science or paranormal.From what i read and hear to me its more paranormal as i do believe in unseen beings do exist after all. Sleep paralysis is more likely to be caused by paranormal distinct existence. I have not experience one before but at least i know now what i can do if it happen to me after reading this post.There are many other methods to protect ourselves just in case,like reciting our powerful mantra of Dorje Shugden( OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA ) .
    Thank you Vinnie Tan for sharing this article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/sleep-paralysis-medical-or-paranormal.html#comment-736360
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 05:06 PM
    Interesting read from Tsemrinpoche.com

    Energy Channels
    This vital life force or chi, is composed of two kinds of forces, yin and yang, and flows along a sophisticated network of energy pathways, or highways, circuiting the body. Over 2000 years ago ancient cultures knew of the existence of these energy channels. They were called ‘sen’ in Thailand, ‘nadis’ in India, ‘meridians’, ‘channels’ or ‘vessels’ in China and Japan, and ‘channels’ in Tibet. In India, where many eastern healing arts developed, there were said to be 72,000 nadis or energy pathways. Disease is believed to be a blockage in the energy flow of these channels. A range of healing traditions, including acupuncture, acupressure, massage and yoga, are founded on the principle of the existence of energy channels or pathways, known as meridians, or nadis, running around the body in an expansive network.

    read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 03:33 PM
    (REPLY FOR BEN)
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?

    Pujas are more comprehensive as they involve rituals and prayers. In other words, prayers are part of a puja. Each puja is done based on scriptural texts and methods passed down by the lineage masters, which invokes the blessings of Buddhas/ meditational deities. Apart from recitation of mantras and meditation, ritual cakes (tormas) and other offerings are also done for pujas.

    You can read more about pujas here:

    – Powerful Pujas
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html

    – What are pujas about… do take a good read…
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/what-are-pujas-about-do-take-a-good-read.html

    You may also want to read about “Dorje Shugden’s Puja and Its Benefits”, which explains the components of a puja, as well as the benefits.
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/dorje-shugdens-puja-and-its-benefits

    I hope the above info will help in answering your question.
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:24 PM
    Fully enlightened beings can manifest in whatever form they so choose in order to benefit sentient beings. Buddhas can manifest in the form of a Lama, a spiritual friend and even in the form of sound, which are called mantras. In essence mantras are the holy energies of the Buddhas in the form of sound. Reciting mantras of the Buddhas, meditational deities (Yidams) and Dharma Protectors therefore invokes their blessings to bring about a beneficial impact in our lives.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/dorje-shugdens-mantra
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:37 PM
    Very touching……. i do enjoyed watching those videos.
    So courage of John Byrne the homeless man to jump into the ice cold water to safe his pet rabbit.What he did was indeed incredible .His love and compassion for his pet rabbit and dog is an example,inspiration to us .
    Even though he is homeless yet he care and love his pet rabbit and dog so much giving food by begging.
    The man Gary Kearney who threw the pet rabbit was sentenced to four months detention.It show that the law do not tolerate cruelty to animals. A lesson to learn from here is to love.care and compassion to all sentient beings whatever happen to them.Never abused them.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and i have shared with my friends too.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:10 AM
    ***Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017*** blog post is out.

    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Ben
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:56 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?
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  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/praise-of-dorje-shugdens-origins
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:28 AM
    Incense has been used as a traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism. The first recorded instance of incense being used occurs in the story of Magadha Sangmo, whose impact can be seen across the ancient Buddhist world. The daughter of Suddatta, a layman and the Buddha’s primary patron, she herself was an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni. After marrying, she longed to see her Guru, the Buddha and offer dana. Climbing to the roof of her in-law’s house, she offered incense and a verse of invocation. The omniscient Buddha heard her prayers and arrived with his entire entourage, descending from the sky on a lion to fulfil her request.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden

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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
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A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
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Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
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This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
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The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
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Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
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Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
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Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
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Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
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High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
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༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
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More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
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All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
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Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
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Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
5 months ago
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
Left to right:

His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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    His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Propitiating Protectors & Oracles
    This was on FB and I came across it. His Holiness said in Tibetan institutions there is a lot of propitiating protector/oracles and this is not what Buddhism is about. So they are putting Nechung/Tema oracles within the video to say what is he talking about when he does it himself. This is confusing is the message to his people. TR
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    5 months ago
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    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche recites offering stanza to Dorje Shugden Septemeber 2016

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