I will not be pulled into conflict

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Some people think if they trust Trijang Rinpoche they are against H.H. Dalai Lama. Some people think if they have faith in H.H. Dalai Lama which they should, they cannot accept Trijang Rinpoche. That is wrong view. Certainly H.H. Dalai Lama is a high incarnation, highly attained and one of the greatest scholars of Buddhism in this world. He really practiced the sacred teachings and became attained…lifetimes ago and incarnate to benefit others. But His Holiness the Dalai Lama was not the only one. Many great beings male and female, high and ‘low’ practiced and became highly attained. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was one of these. One highly attained being cannot be better than another one. It’s just how they manifest. Highly attained beings all should be respected and they can manifest as Kings, Queens, ministers, generals, homeless, monks, nuns, scholars, bridges, animals, animate and inanimate beings. Never limit the abilities of enlightened Ones. Therefore we can respect and have faith in both Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. the Dalai Lama. I do. I do not see conflict.

Sometimes enlightened beings can manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose, the great senior monks of Gaden used to relay to me. I respect all lamas. These are my views. You may have your own and I respect it, but respect my views too. I’ve always for the last 30 years had natural spontaneous faith in H.H. the Dalai Lama. When I first saw a picture of Trijang Rinpoche in Howell, New Jersey, I spontaneously cried from deep natural faith. It still happens now. Whenever I read about His Holiness, I also gained greater faith. It’s from inside of me. Some people say my faith in these beings are ‘questionable’. But you know what, that is their own opinion. They don’t know me. Nor have ever met me.

I do not need to agree to everything these higher beings may share, but that is my level. But I respect all great beings and not say negatives. Just do our practice. Gain compassion. Gain wisdom. Gain tolerance. Bring peace to everyone and everywhere we go and don’t create conflict. This is important. We may speak up or ‘fight’ for our views and rights, but do it in a way that gives honor to our practice and what it stands for.

Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. For me I make no distinctions between any lamas and their views. Each lama has their way to guide their students to enlightenment. Hence 84,000 teachings by the Sage Shakyamuni the Conqueror. So we should never get into conflicts and criticize this or that lama. In Buddhism we are suppose to be kind to even ghosts, beggars, thieves, snakes and all sentient beings. All deserve compassion. So the least we can do is refrain from negativities. Our job in dharma is not to find who is right or wrong in others, but to find who is suitable for us and respect all other teachers, traditions and their methods. I will never go against any lama or be pulled into criticizing anyone. I have my practice from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche which some may like and some may not, but it suits me and I will continue. I will never give up any practice my guru gave me 31 years ago. No other guru or student will convince me otherwise. I have examined Zong Rinpoche and his teachings in terms of suitability for me and how they helped in my life to become a better person and that is good enough for me. I remain firm and loyal to my teacher/lineage and practice while respecting everyone else’s. I respect all and will continue to. My job in this life is to create peace, compassion and tolerance in my mind and hopefully affect the environment around me to be happy. I have a long way to go, but I will get there. Thank you very much.

I personally really feel warm to see this picture. It is His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche bestowing a set of initiations to His Holiness the young 14th Dalai Lama. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche had conferred teachings, oral transmissions, commentaries and vast corpus of Dharma to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for over thirty years. This teacher and disciple relationship is sacred and should be respected in Tibetan form of Buddhism. Especially in Tantra where attainments are fully dependent on our respect and trust in our teachers and to never blame, begrudge or abandon him or his teachings. We should never listen to the negative talks of others about our teachers and what he kindly bestowed upon us. If by karma we find it hard to be with a teacher, respectfully ask to be excused but never criticize or justify it publicly or privately. It will not help your mind, the minds of others and our spiritual development.

Sometimes we can have two teachers that manifest opposing views. We can choose the view we find suitable to us and not criticize the other ‘opposing’ view. Dharma is individual. This is especially important for students who have received teachings, practices and initiations from various teachers who have manifested ‘opposing’ views like I have. Which teacher to choose? Our job is not find right or wrong, but to practice the best we can to be a beneficial person in society. Our practice and behavior will show the wisdom of our teacher through us. We choose the teachings that suit us and still respect the teachers who shows ‘opposing’ views. I have teachers who have opposing views of different spiritual practices, so my views have to suit those in the same situation. I am not allowed to choose or have that option so please understand. I have to respect all my teachers. All fifteen of them. You may not be in this situation, but I am. In Gaden, we had to go to various teachers for teachings. That is my humble opinion.

I often get criticized for picking one teacher’s views instead of another. Or coerced to choose. I have teachers who have manifested conflicting views and I have to find a way to come to terms with it peacefully and respectfully. But I know my Dharma enough and I choose the teacher that has impacted a great change in my life. I do not follow teachers because they are famous, well known, wealthy, have many followers or influential. This does not affect my decision alone. Many great lamas had teachers who were simple hermits in caves and in reliance on their teachers, they gained liberation. Read the stories of the 84 Mahasiddhas. I follow the teacher who touches my heart and inspired me to change from a selfish, angry, intolerant and difficult person to be better. After all our actions create our karmas and their effects we dread. So if our actions change due to our mind, this is the kindness of the teacher and how he/she impacted our minds. Ultimately whatever the views of the teacher, he/she has changed my mind to look within and to change from within. To this teacher I owe everything especially my transformations. I don’t care what this teacher prayed to, practiced or not practiced, liked or disliked or still doing. I don’t care if my teacher prays to a tree believing it is Manjushri. I will not criticize any teacher and I will never abandon my teacher who showed me that being tolerant, compassionate and working for others is the true meaning of my life. True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action. I am far from it, but I am inspired enough to keep practicing until I achieve these qualities. I thank and bow to my teachers eternally. All of them. I do not see or get involved with conflict. I respect all teachers who train their students with utmost compassion and in the best circumstances they can. I will not point fingers and say this teacher or that teacher is good, bad, wrong, right or whatever. I am not the judge, jury and executioner of any teacher or tradition or practice, but a humble, simple and afflicted denizen of samsara doing my best. We only can decide for ourselves which teacher is right for us and no one else can decide for us.

Good luck everyone!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

我不会让自己卷入冲突中

有些人认为,只要他们相信赤江仁波切,就等于是跟至尊嘉瓦仁波切做对。反之,只要他们对嘉瓦仁波切有信心(他们本该如此),他们就不能接受赤江仁波切。这是错误的看法。至尊嘉瓦仁波切肯定是一位高证量转世高僧,也是当今世上最伟大的佛教学者之一。他确实修持殊胜的教诲,并在好几世以前即获得证悟,乘愿回来利益众生。然而,至尊嘉瓦仁波切并不是独一无二的。许多高僧大德,无论是男性或女性,修行地位高或“低”,皆获得高证量。赤江仁波切就是其中一位。一位高度觉悟者的修为不可能比另一位来得高。那只是他们化现的方式。我们该尊重所有拥有高证量的觉悟者。他们可以化现为国王、皇后、将军、流浪汉、僧人、僧尼、学者、桥、动物、有生命和没有生命的物体。切勿为觉悟者的能力设限。有鉴于此,我们可同时尊敬赤江仁波切和至尊嘉瓦仁波切,也对他们生起信心。我个人是如此。我并不认为这两者之间存有任何冲突。

有时候,证悟者会为了更崇高的目的,而示现“冲突”——甘丹寺的资深僧人曾对我转达这样的信息。我尊重所有喇嘛。这都是我的看法。你或许有本身的看法,我尊重你的看法,但也请你尊重我的看法。我这30年来对至尊嘉瓦仁波切的信心是自然且由衷的。当我第一次在新泽西霍威尔看见赤江仁波切的圣像时,内在深沉自发的信心让我不由自主地哭了起来。即便至今仍是如此。每当我读到至尊嘉瓦仁波切的故事,我也同样生起很大的信心,这都源自我的内心深处。有些人说我对这些觉悟者的信心是“不可靠”的。然而,你知道吗,这只是他们个人的看法。他们并不认识我,甚至跟我素未谋面。

我不需要认同这些高度觉悟者所分享的一切,但这只代表我个人的修为程度是如此。然而我尊重所有伟大的智者,也不会说一些关于他们的负面的话。专注于我们本身的修行,证得慈悲,证得智慧,证得宽容。在每个地方给每个人带来宁静,不制造冲突。这很重要。我们或许会畅所欲言或为本身的看法和权益作出“斗争”,不过请以敬重本身修行和代表本身修行的方式来进行。

詹杜固仁波切

备注:对我而言,我并不会加以区分任何一位上师和他们的观点。每位上师自有一套引领弟子通往证悟之道的方法。正因如此,智者释迦牟尼佛才传授了8万4千种法门。我们不该卷入冲突之中,进而批评这位或那位上师。佛法教导我们即便是面对鬼魂、乞丐、小偷、蛇和一切有情众生都该心怀善心。一切众生都该被慈悲以待。我们能做到的,至少是克制自己去作出负面的行为。我们学佛并不是为了找出谁对或谁错。反之,我们要在寻找适合自己的上师的同时,也尊重其他所有上师、传承和他们的传法方式。我绝不会违背任何上师或让自己卷入批评任何人的纠纷中。我从宋仁波切处获得我的修持,也许有些人会喜欢或不喜欢这些修持法门;无论如何,它们适合我,而我也会继续修持下去。我将不会放弃我的上师在31年前传授给我的任何修持法门。没有任何一位上师或弟子能劝服我放弃它们。在此之前,我已经观察了宋仁波切和他的法教,明确知道他是否适合我,我也知道这些法教能如何帮助我成为更好的人。对我而言,这就够了。我在对我的上师/传承和修持上保持坚定立场和忠诚的同时,也尊重别人的抉择。我尊重所有人,并且会继续如此做。我今生的任务是在心中生起和平、慈悲和宽容,希望从而使得周遭环境也变得快乐。前方的路还很长,但是我终究会抵达目的地。感谢大家。

这张照片让我感到非常温馨。这是至尊赤江仁波切赐予年幼的第14世嘉瓦仁波切灌顶时拍摄的照片。赤江仁波切用了超过30年的时间,赐予至尊嘉瓦仁波切系列教诲、口传、释义和许多珍贵佛法。在西藏佛教中,这段殊胜的师徒关系确实应该让人肃然起敬。这种关系在密续修持中尤其显得重要,因为一名弟子的成就全取决于他对上师的尊重和信任,与此同时不非难、不埋怨,也不背弃上师或他的教诲。我们不该听信他人对我们上师的批评,若有人恶意扭曲上师慈悲地赐予我们的一切,我们也不应予以理会。如果因为业力的缘故,我们无法跟从某位上师,请以尊敬的态度要求退出,但切勿公开或私下批评或合理化我们的决定。这对我们或他人的心灵并不会带来任何好处,对我们的修行也没有任何助益。

有时候,我们可能有两位上师,各示现不同的立场。这时候,我们可以选择适合自己的观点,而不是去批评另一位上师所持的“对立”观点。佛法属于个人的修行。这对那些如同我一样,师从多位上师,接受不同教诲和灌顶,且上师们各示现“对立”立场的弟子而言尤为重要。我们该选择哪一位上师?我们的责任并不是找出对或错,而是尽己所能去修持,让自己成为一个能造福社会的人。我们上师的智慧将透过我们的修持和行为展现出来。我们在选择适合自己的教诲的同时,仍应尊重持“对立”观点的上师。我跟从的某些上师们对某些修持法门持有对立的观点,因此我的看法必须适用于那些跟我处于同一种境况的人。我不被允许选择或没有抉择的余地,所以,请理解我,我必须尊重我所有的上师。我共有15位上师。你或许并不处于像我一样的处境,但是我却是如此。在甘丹寺,我们必须到不同上师处求法。这是我谦卑的看法。

我经常被批评选择某位上师的看法而抛开另一位上师的看法,或者被迫去做出选择。由于我的上师们持相互冲突的观点,我就必须想方设法以和平及敬重的方式解决它。然而,我对佛法有足够的了解,让我选择了对我影响最深的上师。我不因为某些上师著名、富有、跟随者众多或深具影响力而选择跟随他们。这些因素无法影响我个人的决定。许多高僧大德的上师是住在山洞里的隐士,而他们却依靠这些上师得到解脱。去读读84位大成就者的故事吧。我选择跟随触动我心、启发我从一个自私、愤怒、心胸狭窄和难搞的人中蜕变出来的上师。毕竟,我们的一切行为造就我们的业力,而业力的后果我们皆深感畏惧。假使我们的行为因为心识改变而改变,这就是由于上师的仁慈,以及他/她对我们心识产生影响的结果。最终,不管上师的观点是什么,他/她改变了我的心,让我观察自心和从内在改变。对这样的一位上师,我将一切,尤其是我的转化完全归功于他。我不理会这位上师祈祷的对象是谁,不理会他是否曾经修持或不修持某些法门,受认同与否,也不在乎他是否依然继续这么做。我不理会我的上师是否向一棵树祈祷,并相信那是文殊菩萨。我不会去批评任何上师,也绝不会背弃那位指引我把待人宽容、慈悲,并以服务众生视为人生真正意义的上师。真正的灵修是以行动来实践宽容、宽恕、仁慈和慈悲。我离这目标还有一段很长的距离,但是上师的启发足以让我持续修持,直到我拥有这些品德为止。我永远向我的上师们致谢和敬礼。对每一位上师皆是如此。我看不出或也不觉得需要卷入冲突当中。我尊重每一位以最大的慈悲心和尽己所能用最好的方法来训练弟子的上师。我不会批评这位上师或那位上师的好或坏,对或错等等。我不是任何上师、传承或修持的裁判、评委或执法者,我仅是一个谦卑、简单,尽己所能做到最好的娑婆众生之一。只有我们自己才能决定哪一位上师最适合我们,其他人皆无法替我们做出这个决定。

祝大家好运!

詹杜固仁波切

 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Tsem Rinpoche has worked very hard and patiently over the years to provide good and accurate knowledge about Dorje Shugden. These truths are not new at all but have been overshadowed by malicious anti-Shugden propaganda over the last 2 decades. It is a welcome change to see this comment by Suzy on Rinpoche’s YouTube channel in which she expressed her realization of the Protector’s goodness. This is truly beautiful-(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s)

    Suzy

  2. Colin Tan on Nov 22, 2016 at 10:41 am

    We live in this duality world and everything is in dualism. When we have teachings from different teachers, especially in opposing views, we naturally will fall into making comparison, to judge which one is better. Just like what Tsem Rinpoche mentioned that we are not in the position to judge whose teaching is better, we just need to choose those that are suitable for us to practice. We should treat all teachings with gratitude as it’s our good karma that we’re able to know Dharma in this life. Everything in this world is neutral by nature. It’s our personal perception or belief that judge things into good or bad, weak or strong, etc. Many conflicts arise also due to this personal judgment. If we could treat everything as neutral and as one, no one better or worse than the other, we can easily accept all teachings with receptive mind. We will eventually realize that all teachings are for the benefits of all and conflicts will naturally dissolve.

  3. Anne Ong on Nov 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I will always follow and trust my Guru’s advice. I always believe my Guru’s advice is the best advice and I have the best Guru in the whole world.Everyone has their own rights to choose which religion and the Guru that they want to follow. I will never ever be pulled into conflict with my own Guru no matter what. I have a strong affinity with my Guru will be this way until the last day of my life.

  4. Andrea Lai on Nov 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing his opinion and thoughts.A Guru devotion is very important.It shows respect,compassion,humbleness and loyalty towards one practitioners/students towards his Guru. The devotion cannot be break or diminish.

    With folded hands, I trust my Guru and I will follow his teachings til the end.This is my choice,my decision and my freedom.

    • Pastor Adeline Woon on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Dear Andrea,

      Rinpoche has been attacked solely due to his choice for following his Guru’s advice. His devotion to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is not appreciated but further escalated into hatred and anger of anti-Shugden people. Every day, Rinpoche receives endless attack online from people who do not know Rinpoche yet they commented vulgarly on his Facebook, Twitter and blog post. The amount is overwhelming which you can see here http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html.

      Although Rinpoche is not political and has never been interested in one, he is being attacked because of CTA’s political agenda in suppressing the Dorje Shugden practitioners and in taking their religious freedom away from them. Being a Tibetan, Rinpoche is greatly affected by the ban imposed by the CTA. He has lost all his friends, denied access to monasteries and from seeing his Gurus due to this ban. Rinpoche did a lot for the monasteries (fundraising, building, medical, food, etc.), the Tibetan community in India (education, facilities, medical, etc.) and supported many for more than 25 years, yet when the ban is imposed since 20 years ago, they turned their back on Rinpoche who has done nothing wrong but chose to follow his Guru’s instructions.

      Here is a post that will help you in understanding the issue of the Dorje Shugden practice that is well explained by Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-dorje-shugden-to-me.html and I wish very much for the support you give in Rinpoche’s struggle to lift the Dorje Shugden ban.

      Should you require further assistance, please let me know. Thank you!

      With best wishes,
      Pastor Adeline

      • Andrea Lai on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:57 pm

        Thank you Pastor Adeline for your advice.

  5. Ron Wong on Nov 13, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    At Buddha’s time, he once killed a man to save 500 lives because Buddha knew the man’s evil plan to steal the fortune from the 500 mens on the ship that they were travelling on. In Buddhism, the act of killing is morally unacceptable & it is wrong, but with deeper understanding & analysis; we can see that the motivation was out of compassion; to save a life from going to the great hell & save 500 lives to carry on their deeds & benefiting others.

    Similarly in the case of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, both are highly attained beings who shared a very sacred teacher & disciple relationship, the very foundation of one’s spiritual path. To say that one is wrong & the other is right is not logical because we cannot view the “conflict” with our ordinary mind simply because we cannot possibly see the higher purpose of it now.

    Buddha has once said that we must observe & analyse anything we hear or see & not simply believe it the first time we encounter them. Only after finding that it agrees with reason & it is beneficial to one & all, we then accept & live up to it.

  6. Vivian Ong on Nov 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I will follow my Guru till the end just like how my Guru is following his Guru. Nobody can say anything about my choice and they cannot decide for me. Everyone has their own rights to choose which religion and the Guru that they want to follow. We also taught not to talk bad about other religion, beliefs and Gurus.

    With folded palm,
    Vivian

  7. Echeah on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing that among the highly attained beings, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, they act on a higher purpose. Ordinary eyes may view them as in opposition to each other, but there is in fact no conflict, as their ultimate goal is the same.

    Rinpoche had many Gurus, so in sense it may seem more “challenging” since different Gurus may have different methods. As for me, it is a lot easier, since I follow only one Guru. It’s clear cut, there’s no conflict with anybody else, lol.

  8. Justin Cheah on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Thank you for this teaching Rinpoche. Certainly we should view all Masters in Buddhism have their very own unique way to disseminating Dharma and by the way Buddha Shakyamuni gave 84,000 types of teachings for all sorts of people who have all sorts of level of mind. It is something very true that we should just check and balance Guru (s) that we wish to learn from before “jumping” into it as it is illogical to just do something that you wouldn’t know nor understand. Once we found our kind of Guru and practices we should just concentrate on our own rather than doubting other’s practice and start comparing. Worse still to condemn others practice. I do agree completely that there are controversies which are meant for a higher purpose. Time will definitely tell.

  9. Pastor KH Ng on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    The teacher is the root of all our attainments and good qualities we aspire to achieve in our pratice.The teacher is the person who takes care of us in the best way through his skillful means; not only for this life but for our future lives. If in this life we find it hard to follow the teacher’s instructions; we should persevere; we should surrender ourselves to the Guru who has our best interest in mind. The reason we find in hard is that our ego/self is being challenged and it is a good sign that we have difficulties as this shows our ego is being challenged. If we have not difficulties then perhaps our ego has found a way to cheat us.
    We must remain loyal to the Guru who has benefitted the most and not be pulled into conflict with others’ opinion be it lay or other High Lamas and only our Guru that matters most to us need to be followed while we respect others opinion.

  10. Sarah on Nov 6, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Students may receive teachings from different gurus. Sometimes, the teachings may appear conflicting but the mature, discerning students usually do not become confused. In the Tibetan tradition, one has a root teacher and follows the instructions of this teacher for life. It is the teacher who has impacted us the most in our practice. According to Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, “The root guru is the lama who points out to us the true nature of the mind. The one who points out to us the essential naked awareness behind the conceptual coming and going of the thoughts and who reveals to us our innate Buddha nature.” H.E. Tsem Rinpoche respects all his teachers but His Eminence is loyal to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who was his root guru. The guru-disciple relationship is sacred and should be respected by all.

  11. Jason on Nov 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    We can receive any teachings from many Guru or high lama but we should have to choose one root Guru who most impact to us.Enlightened beings can manifested to any things with no limit. H.H Dalai Lama is manifest of chenrenzig but who knows how many high lama cherenzig been manifested. We can’t follow one high lama base on his fame.

    Guru always remind us not to defame others to make ourself outstanding.As a Buddhist, compassion and tolerance must be practiced for attainment.

    Finally, Guru Devotion which is very important in order for Trantric practitioners to achieve attainment.

    Thanks Rinpoche kindly reminder.

    Jason

  12. Lum Kok Luen on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    After reading this article a number of times, your teaching on the middle way, be compassionate, be kind, be considerate, be respectful, love one another, and transform our minds so that we work for others become so much more meaningful to my ignorant mind.

    My family and I are certainly very fortunate to have found you as our Guru for all of us to come onto the Dharma path and to remain sincerely on this path no matter what happens.

    Thank so, so much Rinpoche for this yet another wonderful teaching which really touches our lives so much in so many ways.

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Luen

  13. Soon Huat on Nov 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the teaching. It is logic that the highly attained lama are same in term of level and capability but they serve different function or roles to spread Dharma. For instance, we can not say Manjushri is better than Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.

    Guru Devotion is core of Tibetan Buddhism and it is the .most important element in Dharma path. Hence, we should choose the right Guru; the Lama who suits us most, whose teaching can penetrate our mind and transform us to better one. Once we have decided or chosen our Guru, we should have faith to Him all the way regardless others say or comment negatively to Him. Follow His teaching all the way. Of course, we choose to have faith to our Guru which does not mean to be enemy of other highly attained Lama. We just want to practice the teaching given by our Guru in peace and to benefit others too.

    Let us work together to spread precious Dharma to others but not conflict to degenerate Buddhism.

    • Joy Kam on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you Soon Huat for your comment. Yes what you say is very true. Why must it be just cause we disagree with another means we are enemies? That does not make sense and is certainly not Buddhist practice. Sounds more samsara and we follow Buddhist teachings because we want to get out of samsara not get in to it even more by having more conflict, having to choose which teacher to follow.

      Actually by right we should follow our root Guru and keep samaya with that Guru as stated in the 50 verses of Guru Devotion http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/complete-commentary-on-50-verses-of-guru-devotion.html on how important it is to have clean samaya with our Guru who gave us teachings. Not everyone has samaya with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, so why are we asked to break our samaya we our main root Guru and “maintained” samaya with His Holiness whom for many of us, have not even met him. So, what samaya is there to maintain? No matter how we look at it, it is twisted and makes no sense in every angle. Again thanks for your comment and keep it up!

      • Soon Huat on Nov 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Thank You Joy for the encouragement. Yes, One Guru One center…I heard there is a Mahayana Great Guru’s story; His Guru asked him to follow His instruction to read one Sutra but nothing else, eventually, He has become a great Guru and He said the method is very effective but, unfortunaely, not many people can follow

  14. Wylfred Ng on Nov 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

    我非常赞同仁波切的看法。 仁波切有15位上师, 每位上师都有给仁波切不同的法门或教诲。 如果上师自己有些东西是有矛盾的话仁波切就会选择根本上师的教诲为最终的选择。

    在多杰雄登课题上, 仁波切大部分上师都是多杰雄登修持者, 只有少部分是没有修多杰雄登。 而且多杰雄登修持法门也是仁波切的根本上师宋仁波切所给。

    正如仁波切所说, 选择上师并不是以上师的名气、地位为标准, 无论我们的上师是法王、仁波切、或是山洞里的修持者, 只要我们认定他是我们的上师, 就要视师为佛。

    就以著名的上师帕绷喀仁波切为例, 他的上师塔普莲花金刚虽然名气不大, 不过帕绷喀仁波切对于上师是非常尊敬, 也非常有上师依止心。 所以帕绷喀仁波切也成为了一代非常伟大的大师。

    所以仁波切对于上师宋仁波切的依止心是不能受到别人的怀疑。 根本上师所给的法门、任务, 无论大小都要尽力完成。

    谢谢

  15. Datuk May on Nov 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    With this article HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche expounded clearly the depth of the teachings of Dharma, from His personal experience with 15 Gurus, and concluded that all Dharma teachings by great Masters the likes of HH the 14th Dalai Lama and HH Trijang Rinpoche are but the same. It is to create a better person of their students who will practise love and compassion unconditionally.

    The conflicts of any blessed teachings is only within the level of the minds of the unattained samsaric humans the likes of us. Therefore if we are unable to grasp nor understand any teachings of any Lama, do not fault these attained beings but rather contemplate by ourselves as to why it is so.

    Eventually if we still don’t comprehend, just do not create conflicts nor hate but just practise whatever that suits us. With time our minds may open to be of the right views to whatever that we may not understand.

    Conflicts and hate mongering is not within the essence of Buddhism.

  16. TekLee on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts. Rinpoche shows us good example of the quality of being a student. We should not criticize any Guru, because everything that our Guru teaches us is for dharma and for our good. In my case, maybe I don’t feel it because I only have Rinpoche as my only Guru. But I relate this teaching to our Pastors in Kechara. We should not criticize any of the Pastor also, as Pastors are the one that connect us to Rinpoche, and teaching and sharing that comes out from the Pastors mouth is from Rinpoche, and for our own good also. Criticizing, will not lead us further but lead us to bad karma. Thank you again Rinpoche, I will always keep this in mind. _/\_

  17. Fong on Nov 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    There are many religions in the world and even within Buddhism there are different vehicles i.e. Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana to cater to the many mental make-up of humans. Furthermore, the BUddha has 84,000 teaches so how can we say that one teaching is right and the other is wrong.

    How can one say the other is wrong. As Rinpoche as teaches and encourages, everyone should follow their religion and be good practitioners of their faith.

    It’s the practice of forgiveness, acceptance, kindness and compassion to all living beings that matters. We cannot say we are on the right practice when we cannot even have love, compassion and forgiveness.

  18. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  19. Shane Jayasuriya on May 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.. I trust fully in Dorje shugden and I will no matter will not give up my practice .. May Rinpoches blessing always come to us… we always with you.. _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

  20. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I hope Tibetan leadership will stop contradicting itself and discriminating based on faith, for the benefit of Tibetan people.

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  21. Wei on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:53 am

    It is incredibly reassuring to the students of a guru that he or she will not be pressured into choosing sides in a conflict of this nature. Not only that but to hold one’s own views based off the logic and application of the Dharma and the teachings of one’s lineage. This shows a strength of mind that will carry the burden of many of gossipers and non-believers whilst pursuing a kinder and more compassionate world rather than tuning out of the world into one’s own ignorance.

    Tsem Rinpoche is able to do this because he is fearless in his views and spreading of the Dharma. There may be so methods that not everybody can understand in the long term or short term but the main goal is the same, to spread the Dharma and relieve the suffering of sentient beings. This can be seen in his actions as it simply radiates in events that occur when Rinpoche is present or involved. If a leader is unfaltering then this provides a strong foundation for the students to also emulate these qualities and be fearless and strong hearted but with their own logical application of Dharma not simply following like blind sheep.

  22. Anita Krelle (Skewes) on Apr 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

    You are so very wise. Bless you Tsem Rinpoche!

  23. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 28, 2015 at 1:28 am

    The previous Trijang Rinpoche, Gaden Oral Tradition Holder and Dalai Lama, Avalokiteshvara cannot be wrong. So it is better to just do dharma and develop ourselves and not get into any conflict. What some of these great beings manifest may not be obviously apparent to us, but from their track record we know they are only mean to benefit others so that should be good enough for all of us.

  24. tsemtulku on Feb 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    INTERESTING DEVELOPEMENT:

    We have been informed by our friends in Dharamsala that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; the de facto head of Tibetans in Exile in India) that they have seen the vulgarities said in the name of being on the Dalai Lama’s defense. Many who can read English in Dharamsala have been horrified that their campaign against Shugden is leading to such vulgarities and attacks on Shugden followers personal lives. CTA had hoped to intimidate Shugden people to give up through fear and violence in the past, but it has worked against them as they represent Dalai Lama a Nobel peace prize winner. People are asking why Dalai Lama does not speak up against the hatred towards Shugden people? CTA in the past have kept quiet about the attacks on Shugden people both physical and verbal but now IT’S DIRECTLY BEING CONNECTED TO THEM which is bad PR. The more Dalai Lama supporters hurl abuses on line and it’s recorded, the more it will work against CTA.

    The CTA visit this blog often to keep a watch. They are embarrassed by people who write such negatives and vulgarities now and engage in name-calling in the name of Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. It reflects terribly on them. They have been getting more negative response from people around the world and more queries. The press has been picking up on these types of verbal abuses hurled at Shugden people and find it justified and alerted to the fact something is seriously wrong. They are starting to question the CTA more which is embarrassing.

    We will keep posting these vulgarities hurled at Shugden people online. This is what Shugden people have to tolerate daily. But you will see NO SUCH COMMENTS from Shugden people. I have friends who informed me they will also send this article’s link to press around the world and proper authorities to keep them alert. As violent vulgarities can escalate into violence against innocent Shugden practitioners.

    You see the bottom line is all this name hurling and violent words can stop overnight if His Holiness Dalai Lama speaks up to stop it. Dalai Lama should send people to engage in dialogue to settle this matter once and for all. It would benefit everyone all around. This ban and advice against peaceful Shugden practitioners was started by Tibetan leadership. They should do something to stop it as they are responsible for every person they affect with this ban. The Tibetan leadership is responsible for every harm perpetrated or planned against Shugden practitioners both verbal, psychological and physical.

    Do see the pictures here of the abuse but be ready for how unpleasant it could be: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58841

  25. tsemtulku on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:33 am

    It’s amazing, sometimes when you make a spiritual choice, some people can criticize and segregate you for it. As if your choice must be approved by them. If they don’t approve they have some mandate to tell you that you are wrong and also can be rude for your choice of faith. If you don’t pray to what they pray to, then your ‘god’ is a demon or something. How archaic. LOL. I find that amazing. LOL again. How can you come to my space, face and life and tell me my religion is wrong? I didn’t hurt anyone with my faith and I don’t intend to. Whatever others of my same faith are or are not doing is not me. So don’t bundle me up into the same package. I am me and they are them. Besides, I am more than my religion. There are many aspects of who I am. So don’t just look at my spiritual choice and summarize me. You don’t know me. And you don’t have to know me. Also I owe nothing to you. I don’t need your approval for my spirituality. I would love to be your friend but let’s not let our spiritual choice ever get in the way. Be modern, be today and accept who I am as I don’t hurt anyone. 🙂 So look at all parts of who I am but the bottom line is my spirituality is my choice, do not ever presume to comment, disparage, judge or even think anything about it. I eat what I want. I dress as I like. Live where I want. Befriend who I wish. Write what I like on my social media space and pray to whatever I feel is working for me. Full stop! 🙂 Thanks for letting me live my life as your opinion of it is not needed, requested or solicited and I say this with deepest respects to you.. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  26. abby foo on Feb 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Comment I like and inspires me from Tsem Rinpoche.

    For me, I have received teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and I still have to respect him as one of my lamas. It might be different for some of you who have not. But my approach must be respectful. Even if I didn’t have teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama, would still approach him in a respectful manner. The advice against Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness is hurting many people in fact millions. It’s creating discord, segregation and pain. Everything the Dalai Lama teaches is about compassion, tolerance and reconciliation and the Shugden practitioners deserve that too. I therefore, respectfully prostrating to the ground would ask H.H. the Dalai Lama to please send his ministers to talk to the leaders of the Shugden group and resolve this issue. I say all this with deepest respects. As a part Tibetan, I also wish His Holiness the best. Long live the Dalai lama.

    Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  27. abby foo on Feb 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    我个人非常喜欢,来自詹杜固仁波切的一段话:

    站在我的角度,我从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲,我对他仍然有敬意,也将他视为我的上师之一。对一些没有从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲的人而言,情况或许不是如此。无论如何我的做法还是必须对他有持敬意的。即使我没有从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲,我仍然会采取对他保持敬意的做法。嘉瓦仁波切抨击多杰雄登护法修持的劝告伤害了很多人,事实上是伤害了千万人。这样的抨击引起了纷乱、隔离及痛苦。嘉瓦仁波切所教授的一切都关乎慈悲、容忍及和谐,雄登修持者值得这些美好。因此我恭敬地向至尊嘉瓦仁波切跪拜,请求他派遣他的大臣们会见雄登团体的领袖以解决此事。我以最虔敬地心说出这一切。作为藏人的一份子,我也希望并祝愿嘉瓦仁波切安好。祈愿嘉瓦仁波切长寿健康。詹杜固仁波切敬上。

  28. tsemtulku on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Dear everyone, His Holiness Dalai Lama says to kick out monks from the monasteries who do not listen. I was so surprised at this short speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS6hq5HJNik

  29. Beelee Chua on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Reminds me of Lotus Sutra Chapter 4 on Expedient Means.

    There was a story on how an old man had 2 sons. The older son loved dogs and the younger son was absolutely terrified of dogs. One day the family house caught fire and the old man had to get his sons out of the burning house. So to the older son, the old man told him there was a big dog OUTSIDE the house. To the younger son, the opd man told him there was a big dog INSIDE the house. As a results both sons ran out of the house as fast as they could.

    Understanding this story, we can see that there is no point debating whether the big dog was inside or outside the house. 🙂

    Good luck ! 🙂

  30. tsemtulku on Jan 28, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Dorje Shugden followers in the millions will not abandon their practice. So it would be good if leaders of the Dorje Shugden practicing community met with the Tibetan leadership to work out something that will be a win-win situation for both sides. His Holiness Dalai Lama wants to meet the Chinese current leaders to resolve the Tibet issue. Why not meet the Shugden followers to resolve this issue too? Why forgive one ‘enemy’ and ignore another?~Tsem Rinpoche (Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431)

  31. Alice Tay on Jan 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    感谢詹仁波切这篇用心的教诲。

    我想,如果我好像当年詹仁波切所遇到上师们持相互冲突的观点,我觉得我一定是很无奈,无从选择。但是,由于詹仁波切对佛法有足够的了解,让仁波切选择了对他影响最深的上师至尊宋仁波切。

    在真正的灵修道路上,我们要视上师为佛菩萨。每位上师都有各自一套传授他的弟子通往证悟之道的方法。如果我们发现到一些上师的持修让我们不了解,这不代表他们是错误的。反而是我们的智慧有限,无法了解。当我们不了解或不认同的时候,我们还是保持沉默也不要加以批评。因为在无形中,我们其实在批评着佛菩萨。更严重的是,在我们还没批评之前都已经没有累积什么功德,如果我们还这样做,只会让我们陷入更深的恶果。

    一位上师的慈悲与智慧,是可以通过观察他的学生们的心识与态度的转变。当我们找到了适合自己的上师,就要坚持的继续修持上师所给的一切,也不要卷入那无所谓的矛盾与冲突。

  32. Lisa on Jan 18, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    We human have so many conflict in everything. Thank you Rinpoche for posting this article.
    Conflicts not only occur choosing dharma teacher, dharma Center or so on. It’s also occur in office. I just wants to tell a story, past few days office mate starts blaming each others due to a minor issues. At first gesture I was very angry, intolerant with all impulsive words.

    After reading this article, i feels very good as my mind reminds me that practicing dharma I should forgive, letting go, and respect other’s point of views.

    After all as Rinpoche states that our actions create our karmas. If our actions change due to our minds it means our teacher’s teaching or view has changed our mind to look within and to change from within.

    I truly bow to you Rinpoche! Not because of your teaching I will not have that second thoughts!!!
    “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action”.

  33. Li Kheng on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    We embark on a spiritual journey because we are in search of something…something that nurtures and develops our spirit, which is the essence of who we are. Dharma is taught by Lord Buddha for us to be liberated from the sufferings of samsara. From Rinpoche’s sharing, it is clear that Rinpoche purely intends to practice the teachings bestowed upon him by his gurus. Cherishing every teaching by translating them into actions and kindness towards others.

    As the Dharma is intended to alleviate our suffering, the affliction of the 8 worldly concerns into spiritual practice complete defeats the purpose of the Dharma. What is the point of judging the Guru by zooming in on their “faults? What is the motivation to make comparison between one guru and another? What is the intention of swaying students faith in their teachers who have taught them the Dharma that can be traced back to Lama Tsongkhapa and Lord Buddha? Why cause conflict, difficulty, trouble, pain and additional obstacles? Don’t we have enough of that already in our “normal” life?

    I thank Rinpoche for reminding us to remain steadfast and focused on the teachings and not be pulled into politics and worldly concerns.

  34. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I have the right and freedom to marry who I want, same goes for which company I want to work for and where. I have the freedom to go to most countries on Earth. I have the right to eat in any restaurant I choose so long I pay for the food. I have the freedom who I want to mix with and the right to voice my opinions as long as there is no vulgarity and mud-slinging. And I have the freedom and choice of who, what and where I wish to follow for my spiritual and religious practice. After all, it boils down to me and for me.

  35. Irene Lim on Jan 16, 2015 at 6:44 am

    In the deeper truth, Buddhism taught us non duality, there is no bad nor good; there is no right nor wrong; there should not be discrimination and definitely no discrimination of yours nor mine; your religion and mine which will lead to conflict and disharmony. When we are made to choose my way or your way then there is no way but war and no peace.

  36. Ron Wong on Jan 15, 2015 at 12:13 am

    When we have found a guru who can show us the right path for our spiritual journey & develop faith in that teaching, we must stay on the path no matter what because there are 84000 ways that the buddha has taught to benefit the mind of different intelligence, culture & tradition. There is no one way is better than the other. Ultimately, the goal is to liberate us from our sufferings. Hence, like our belief & faith it is an individual or personal thing. What is important is that when practice spirituality, it is not about wanting to be right and others are wrong, we should have more tolerance, patient, kindness & care to bring peace & harmony to ourselves & others. The methods & teachings should make us a better person than before not worst. We should not criticize nor condemn other faith & practices, otherwise it would create confusion, disharmony, cause others to lost faith in their beliefs & above all, it contradicted the principles of spirituality.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching.

  37. graceleong on Jan 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Conflicts are imprints we have in our minds which emerge every now and then when the conditions arise for them to be activated. Conflicts must come from anger,ignorance and attachments to our ideologies. We tend to rebel once our expectations are not met and we start to argue and try to prove our ideologies correct.
    We should focus on curbing the conflict from arising in our minds. This way we will not create sufferings for those around us.
    Hence, if we STOP arguing to prove that, your practice is better then another, that your Guru is better then my Guru and impose your Guru on me etc, there will be no conflict. We are not Enlightened, we do not have the Wisdom to the Truth. Once we find THE GURU for ourselves, stick to that Guru’s teachings and put them into practice. Do not criticize others as we know no better!

  38. Mark on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Je Tsongkhapa says clearly in his comment on the Guru devotion that if the teacher teaches something contrary to the Dharma, the Vinaya, one should not follow it. Therefore it is not really correct to insinuate that one MUST follow all the teachings of one’s guru. Tsongkhapa says also that if a teacher teaches something contrary to the great treatises it is better to abandon such a teaching and to follow the great treatises.

    While I respect Rinpoche’s view I respectfully would like to express this point.

  39. shelly tai on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this teaching very true no matter what we criticize our teaching or others guru we still need to practice the more we criticize the longer we going to stay in samsara no way out the only way out is to practice create less negative karma for our self. What is important like what Rinpoche said is train our mind to be more kinder ,more tolerance and compassion to others.

  40. Toh Cheng See on Jan 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche. I have my full trust and respect for Rinpoche . Thank you with folded hands.

  41. Adeline Tan on Jan 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Dharma is individual. Rinpoche has impacted a great change in my life and i am following only one Guru and one centre practice all the way with faith and loyalty and also make sure that i will not be pulled into any conflict.

  42. Frederick Law on Jan 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the essence of spiritual practice. In this degenerate age, many uses religion to as a reason to put pressure on certain situations. One wonders what is the true motivation or intention of the those who started in following a Guru or Dharma practice?

    It is indeed sad to see that for some who criticize other lineage, Guru or practice when it doesn’t conform to their beliefs, even to a point of rejecting the lineage itself to be real. These people dwells deeper in criticizing others rather than focusing on their spiritual practice to be tolerant, kind and compassion towards others.

    Its true every Guru has different beliefs and practice, but it is the student responsibility to not only follow their Guru advice, but also not to engage criticizing other practice because it is different from them. Each Guru has their own unique teaching, practice and advice for the students, not matter how we really need to respect other lineages and the Guru still.

    The most important thing if we find that the Guru teaching benefited us emotionally and physically, and through it transform our mind is the most important, we should follow wholeheartedly, and not involve in criticizing others, it degenerate Buddhism and also degenerate our practice which lead us no where, only to be seen as hypocrite.

  43. Jace Chong on Jan 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the blog post and also the simple yet deep Dharma attitude Rinpoche is showing.

    Personally, when I was searching for spiritual practices, there are many of them. For me, all are good, all open up the positive side of us.

    I remember very much the first time I attended Tsem Rinpoche’s teaching and Rinpoche talked about: “If you are a real Buddhist, you don’t criticize other religions or beliefs. Every spiritual practice leads to happiness and enlightenment, it’s just different method that suits different people, so we shouldn’t criticize. That’s the first thing a Buddhist should do.”

    This makes so much sense and from then I decided to follow Rinpoche’s teachings wholeheartedly, and wanted to become a Buddhist from a freethinker.

    This blog post still ring a bell to me, because by not criticizing, we concentrate more energy into the positive actions that we should do.

    I respect H.H. Dalai Lama and H.H. Trijang Rinpoche very much too, because they are enlighten beings. Their teachings and works help millions of people in the world. Like what Rinpoche says in the post, when a being is enlighten, the enlighten level is the same, no big name or popularity will define who has higher level.

    I hold on to this view, and I find myself a good stand in whatever conflicts. This is Dharma that helps me not to be confused by the conflicts.

    Thanks Rinpoche and I hope more people can practice this view and strengthen their spiritual practice.

  44. Low KHJB on Jan 11, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for you kind and profound sharing on guru devotion.We will always keep you kind advice on staying focus and yet impartial by comments by others when it comes to defining the true path by different highly attain masters on Dharma practice.
    As it is,I am far from able to comment on different guru opinion on the ultimate form of practice when it comes to dharma knowledge. All I could do is focus on our Guru advice as I am comfortable with through the years which I felt is beneficial to my dharma understanding .Which in turn help me towards developing a positive mind transformation through his compassion and generosity in imparting the rare dharma practice to laymen like most of us .
    We trust that our Guru Lineage is pure and we have no doubt in its authenticity..

  45. SP Chua on Jan 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This is the Greatest article ever. It’s so practical and is so profound. Practise compassionate, be wise and Equanimity for ALL. Be Peace and bring Peace. That’s the real Human Right. Just love it!

  46. Pema Thinley on Jan 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    i always had this conflicting notion of mine. and i thought of asking you humbly, but luckily it is is already there. thank you so much for such a great teaching. _/\_

  47. Pastor Yek Yee on Jan 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    詹仁波切这篇博文,我读了两次。博文并不长,寓意却极之深远;而且从字裡行间,可以略略看到这位上师的用心。在宗教历史上,各宗派的纷争,似乎都不曾停止过。而佛教可说是众多宗教,以行动来宣扬和平最显着的古老宗教之一。因此,许多的佛教徒予人温驯亲切的印象。这在显教的上师身上更为显着地呈现出来,慈目长眉,脸带笑容,永远微驼的背部, 总是为利益众生而烦恼。可是,这样的 “传统、刻板”的印象,被近年蓬勃发展起来的藏传佛教或被称为金刚乘的上师们打破了人们对旧有对佛教上师的印象。。。如今的金刚上师,他们的外相、举止、作风、言论和行事态度都往往令人出乎意料之外。

    他们之中,有些脾气显现急性、说话嗓门高、做事处事作风,自成一格,从不理会世俗人的眼光,甚至与主会伦理规范背道而驰,五六十年代在欧美国家富有名声的伏藏师的转世活佛创阳仁波切就是其中一位耀眼且具争议性的金刚乘上师。就如詹仁波切所讲述的,每个上师都有其个人独道的做事风格,我们身为弟子,根本没有此智慧去判断上师真正的用意;因此也没有资格去抨击自己或其他上师所做的事和言论,反之我们应该时刻提醒自己必须要保持对所有上师拥有一颗敬仰之心。

    不管那一位上师所做的事情,在我们眼中看来,多么的不可思议,多么的无理,我们还是要对这些上师保持恭敬心,然而若我们觉得这位上师的言行举止令人难以接受或感到不舒服;在无选择之下,静默地离去。我个人十分赞赏詹仁波切的独道见解,仁波切提到的每个见解,一针见血,让我有种当头棒喝之瞬间顿然的领悟。仁波切的每个段落,都让我再三深思;仁波切的博文牵动我的心弦最主要的原因,他让对我的慧命,重新有一个全新的概念:要负起自身灵修的责任,此生修行有无成就,在于自己的选择。

    尤其是选择一位适合自己且又坚持走完全程的真正灵修上师, 是我们身为弟子们一辈子的修行功课。上师好与坏,对与错,我们没有这样的能力去判断;但是一位佛教弟子,至少要做到身口意并行地去敬爱自己的上师,那才是当务之急。

  48. Nirmal Singh on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:54 am

    What about a teacher who points at me and tells his Chinese disciples,” Look, we are Chinese.That guy is an Indian. Forget about him?” I left him and have decided to practice on my own.Did I take a wrong step?

  49. Phil on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:19 am

    From the first time I came across Rinpoche’s teachings till today, I have always respected Rinpoche for his consistency.

    That to me is the mark of success of an individual. Having lived through all sorts of different situations, Rinpoche has shown to us by example that it is possible to live a life of consistency.

    It shows how much Rinpoche values his Gurus and the teachings passed to him which is immensely respectable.

    I have personally failed many times in this aspect but it is people like Rinpoche who inspires me to do better each time I fail. It is examples set by Rinpoche that constantly teaches me to improve myself in all aspects.

    For this, I thank you Rinpoche.

  50. Patsy on Jan 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this Teachings. As a true dharma practitioner, we should respect all lineages and faith and should not criticized or put down others faith. Spiritual practice is not about what is right or what is wrong or whose lineage is better. Spirituality is all about tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.Even though we may not agree with others faith, we should not discriminate. Every individual has the right to their own faith and religion and it is not for us to judge or condemn.

  51. Joshua Akers on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Thank you so much for your fascinating insight dear Tsem Rinpoche. As per usual. I was not aware of any schism between these two Lamas, but very good teaching on devotion, respect, and dealing with opposing views.

  52. Yeo Kwai Gin on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:00 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享!
    我觉得学佛就是要以利益众生为主!以其花时间去研究谁的过错,我会选择更精进的修行,因为每位上师教导方式和对象,都会用不同的方式来教导,以最快和有效的方法,让弟子心识转化!
    仁波切每次提醒与教导我,对每件事和每个人,都要以诚恳,用心,慈悲与智慧来面对,让我们心识得到转化!
    祝。仁波切 安康

  53. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for making us see that all enlightened beings are equal in compassion, wisdom and power.One highly attained being cannot be better than another one. It’s just how they manifest. Highly attained beings all should be (equally) respected. Therefore we can respect and have faith in both Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. the Dalai Lama.

    However, some attained masters do manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose. Being compassionate, they skilfully manifest a means to bring ultimate happiness to all beings. Hence we should not be pulled into a conflict.

  54. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jan 6, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your advice, thoughts, explanation and personal experience to us so that we can learn how to respect the different views or teachings from many great Masters. I am truly humble and fortunate to have learn from the Guru Devotion examples as practiced and shown by Rinpoche towards all the Gurus from the past. May all the great Masters and Gurus continue to spread the Dharma to their students according to their own lineages and traditions without conflicts, live in peace and harmony with all Dharma brothers and sisters.

  55. Julia Tan on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us what is the correct way and attitude we should have as a Buddhist. The Principle and the art of Buddhism is to generate compassion, to love, care, accept and at the end liberate all sentient beings, which do not come with condition. That’s the ultimate Bodhisatva path that we all wanted to achieve. If we cannot accept each other because we have different Buddhism practice given by different guru, something so simple as that and we cannot tolerant, need not talk about to love each all sentient being.

    The world already bearing enough of hatred, sadness and sufferings everyday. Why are we creating more conflict to hurt and torture each other because of political issue. People dying everyday due to hunger Kids do not go to school due to poverty. People sick and dying due to disasters. What is the point of studying the Dharma from a Guru but at the end you abandon everything that the Guru gave you.

    I will follow my Guru’s way because I see compassion, wisdom and peace in my guru’s teachings, actions and speech. That’s the reason of me following a Guru which is to learn to be have compassion for all sentient beings, to create peace and harmony with the wisdom that I learn from my Guru with each other and at the end to achieve Buddhahood. That’s all I need to care..

    Put your hand on your left chest, take a little moment to feel your heart, silently, you may hear your inner voice, have full faith to whatever the Guru gives us.

  56. Vinnie Tan on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with all of us the correct attitude that we should have when we practice Buddhism, and also explaining to all of us here what the true meaning of being a Buddhist mean.

    I remember Rinpoche would always emphasize to us the importance in respecting all other religions and also all beings, telling us that when we do something disrespectful, we may be hurting people around us that does have deep respect for the people that we are criticizing.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us how we should go about when we are in situations that we are in a dilemma on what we should listen and what we should follow. I believe many of us do face this problem, and others would criticize us when we chose something that opposes what they think that we should follow. This article really helped me understand and think through some of the questions that I previously had in mind.

  57. Hee TS on Jan 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    感謝仁波切分享這個精彩的文章,在其中有許多難得的教導。由此上師教導我們認識到如何將

  58. Hee TS on Jan 5, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    感謝仁波切分享這個精彩的文章,在其中有許多難得的教導。由此上師教導我們認識到如何將

  59. Joy on Jan 5, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts on the right attitude and mindfulness we should have when dealing with differences in opinions especially one that is sensitive and personal, our spiritual practice.

    I believe in reality there is no conflict between the enlightened ones but more of a huge test of our own attitude to whatever is presented to us. If we follow the Buddha’s teachings, then there can never be any conflict or criticism. I also believe in this saying that Rinpoche shared “Sometimes enlightened beings can manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose” and for us who are still deluded should be so quick to lash out our naive judgements and jump in the band wagon of those who criticise other’s. The moment we criticise another person’s spiritual teacher, teachings, faith… we are no longer spiritual ourselves. How can compassion be selective when we say prayers for all sentient beings?

    I’m glad and fortunate to have only one Guru – Tsem Rinpoche and not be in such a situation where I have to choose this or that Guru. But for those who have more than one and have to face such consequences, I hope this sharing from Rinpoche will bring them some kind of relief and peace. After all the truth is… “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.” as mentioned by Rinpoche.

  60. abby Foo on Jan 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Some follow His Holiness the Dalai Lama, some follow His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche. I follow both of these great masters because my Rinpoche follows and have great respect to both of them.

    And yes, learning Dharma is not for us to be righteous about my Guru/practice is better than yours, Dharma is not for us to say who is wrong and who is right. True Dharma practice is TOLERANCE, COMPASSION & WISDOM.

    Like what Tsem Rinpoche written above, highly attained beings can manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose. To me, this higher purpose is for all the practitioners to put the Buddha’s teachings into REAL action. When there’s ‘conflict’ between these highly attained beings, as the students, we this is the time we practice compassion and not arrogant. REMEMBER, when we criticize or put down other Guru/practice, we are practicing arrogant/righteousness, NOT COMPASSION/TOLERANCE.

    Thus there’s no point to debate whose practice is the best and most correct as we all are religious/spiritual people. Moreover His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his Holiness Trijang Rinpoche are equally good, who are we to simply put down any of them? The world doesn’t need the BEST RELIGION, BUT MUTUAL RESPECT & TOLERENCE ARE NEEDED…(so badly)

  61. Datuk May on Jan 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    My husband and I practise 2 very different doctrine of Buddhism, him being a Theravadan and me a Vajrayana. We share a lot in what we learn through Buddhism and the practice is actually quite different but the essence of Buddhism never changes from the initial beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha. This is what make Buddhism so very empowering, as mentioned by Rinpoche the result is to make us a better person who will live with inner peace of tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion.

    As correctly mentioned by Rinpoche it is at our different levels of spiritual development that we can understand and practise not that any teachings is right or wrong. Accept the teachings most suitable and practise and then we will realise that we have gained merits to go further.

    I have the good fortune to have one teacher and in whom I trust completely and in following Tsem Rinpoche’s teaching, I respect and do not find fault with any other teacher as we do not have the wisdom to judge but only have the merit to follow and learn.

    I respect and honour all the great beings who live their lives to benefit others by teaching the Dharma and will not judge nor decide at my low level which is right or wrong.

    Most of all I an grateful I found my Guru, HE Tsem Rinpoche, most perfect teacher for me and if Rinpoche respect both Trijiang Rinpoche and the Dalai Lama, so will I.

  62. Jill Yam on Jan 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings and guiding me to the correct attitude towards my spiritual path. I am very inspired by Rinpoche for His strong samara with his Guru. I believe in Rinpoche and will follow Rinpoche all the way but still respect others brief. True spirituality is about compassion, tolerance and kindness.

  63. SY on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings.

  64. Uncle Eddie on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

    All highly attained Lamas and high incarnation of beings should be greatly respected and we should have absolute faith in them. We as ordinary practioners should not make distinctions or distorted views on them, as all of them are well above our meagre level of spiritual understanding and judgements. Each highly attained Lama has his own way to guide his students to attainment, 84,000 ways of teachings as said by Buddha Shakyamuni. We have our Guru, lineage, teaching and our practice to adhere to and to remain loyal in them. Like our Rinpoche has always advised, be firm in your practice, teaching and your guru’s guidance on how to become a better person and have respect for all beings. Just concentrate on your practice to gain wisdom, compassion, tolerance and to try to bring peace to wherever we go and do not create conflict. By so doing, we will be able to find peace to reach our desired destination for the benefit of all beings. Om mani Padme Hung.

  65. Stella on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:16 am

    A good reminder to everyone to NOT make judgement and take sides when it comes to religious practices. Religion should be a private affair between man and his practice (be it Buddha, dharma, God, etc). Openly criticizing and get offended by another practice is a demonstration of poor behavior, leave alone criticizing own lineage and Guru. When we witness such situation, as good practitioner, the least we could do is not to take side.

    We should just do our practice, gain compassion, gain wisdom, gain tolerance. Bring peace to everyone and everywhere we go and don’t create conflict.

    Thank You Rinpoche for the blog post.

  66. Lum Kok Luen on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing the RIGHT attitude to have in order to gain more in our Dharma. This compassionate view clearly shows your compassionate nature and how we should always think and behave when such situations occur. It’s also a good reminder that we should always have a clear mind when being criticized and, at times, being ridiculed by others.

    With folded hands,
    Lum Kok Luen

  67. Edwin Tan on Jan 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this wonderful article with multiple teachings in it.

    Rinpoche always before accepting students and intitiates will often tell us to examine if Rinpoche is truly suitable for us. Rinpoche will make sure we are ready and comfortable before allowing us to study with Rinpoche.

    Rinpoche practices true compassion and always reminds us to be compassionate, patient, loving and respectful to all beings, especially animals who cannot speak and fend for themselves.

    In all Dharma talks I attended by Rinpoche, if there was ever a talk on religion, Rinpoche NEVER belittle other religions and is full of respect for those religions and the people who practice them. It is with Rinpoche’s actions and speech that taught me to be respectful for others and other religion, no matter how different we are. By this same note, within Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche also teaches me to be mindful of other great lamas, even though their teachings or their practices are different. I choose my own Guru, so I respect my Guru. My Guru has given me a pure lineage practice that came all the way from the great Lord Tsongkapa and I will practice them dutifully.

    There is no conflict if we don’t create those conflicts, and I will humbly follow my Guru’s advice to have harmony with all.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  68. jp on Jan 5, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the correct attitude we should have as a spiritual practitioner. I see that many people are too carried away with judging who’s right and wrong that they lose out on the essence of spirituality. As Rinpoche wrote, “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.”

    It makes so much sense. Spiritual practice should make us a better person. When we judge, thinking that we know better, it only shows our arrogance and how big our ego is. When we continue to do this, we are only enforcing and perpetuating our self cherishing mind which is the cause for us to be stuck in Samsara.

  69. James Long on Jan 5, 2015 at 3:49 am

    选择不卷入任何的矛盾争执。
    世尊传法8万4千种;84大成就者“不入主流”的修行;
    重点不在于哪一位上师最有名气,而是哪一位上师的教化能真正的“触动”我们的心,让我们灵修成长。

  70. Sharon Ong on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:41 am

    With folded hands, I thank Rinpoche for yet another precious post. These words struck out the most to me – “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.” These are the very things that I see in Rinpoche and what I aspire to have. I will strive to continue to respect all other’s believes, even if I do not agree or understand them.

  71. Dense Kuek on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this. From this I understand as long as the teacher teaches us to transform our mind to be a better one for others then he/she should be the good one to follow. That is no better or worse teacher, it is only the matter of their teaching might be different. And we should not listen to the criticism from others about our own teacher as they judge by their own view and most of the time people’s own view is very prejudice, so just follow without doubting..

    • Pastor Gim Lee on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Well-said Dense Kuek. I agreed with you, as long as we have checked carefully and have faith in our Guru, we should not be influenced by others’ criticism because that is their own views. Our Guru is for our own spiritual progress and our mind transformation. Hence, have faith in our own Guru and follow his/ her instructions all the way.

  72. Louise on Jan 4, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    大家好。 坦白说,我自己知道自己的料子去到那。现在我皈依了仁波切,我会好好的跟随仁波切的教法。

    当我们没有足够的知识,为什么要去批评谁比较好,谁比较怎么的? 其实当我们在批评的当下就已经告诉了大家自己的修行到那儿!

    比如说一个国家会有好几个党派,人民可以自由的投选自己支持的党派当领导。可是我们不可以强逼别人与我们的选择一样。

    宗教是提倡和平、修养、知识与。。。。。。好多的好处。不如我们好好的跟随自己的喇嘛好好修行吧!

    跟随赤将仁波切或达赖喇嘛的学生。应该好好的专注于学习佛法。

  73. May Ong on Jan 4, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    In practicing the dharma path, we should focus on the learning and study of the Buddhist doctrine and should not be involved in any kind of conflict, nor should be judge or take sides. In Vajrayana, we are taught and trained to have good samaya and develop guru devotion with our Gurus, to trust them in what they teach to enable us to attain results all the way from our Guru to the lineage masters. It doesn’t make sense to me that our Guru will harm us or teach us to take sides. We should always follow our Guru’s teachings and instructions and not be swayed to being judgemental or who is wrong and who is right.

  74. gary foo on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for this teaching which is timely and many conflicts arises not just across religions but intra-religion too. In such times with so many high lamas and monks/nuns together with respected lay followers who have expounded the dharma for the sake of sentiments beings, who are we who are yet ignorant, far from enlightenment to even criticise or say anything negative about their methods and teachings . Though we may disagree with another guru or lama teaching or method the best thing to do is just walk away and find another monk or lama practices to follow which they find agreeable. That would definitely be better than opening our mouths and creating more negative karma. To whichever supposedly high lama or monk who openly engage in conflicts and badmouths other monks or their methods , Shame on you for the Buddha Sakyamuni taught 84000 methods , who dares say method no 79000 is far more superior than method no 79001, when so many paths can lead to enlightment. The very key principle of tolerance is lost once we badmouth anyone. Did not the Buddha say ehi passiko – come and see. Buddhism is never about blind faith but to practice and witness and experience the fruits of practice directly.

  75. Keng Nam on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Is it any wonder that those who criticise are truly ignorant. The mind that is still untamed is susceptible to illusory effects of daily phenomena. If one has examined and accepted ones teacher, one has to go all the way with that teacher and develop ones mind based on the teachings imparted. Is it not true that if ones mind is steadfast in the teachings of the sage Shakyamuni that ones teacher imparts even if the teacher turns out to be a false one, one can still be liberated based on ones devotion. Before one gains attainment, it is so dangerous to judge who or what is right because the mind in its infant stage cannot decipher the TRUTH. And a mind that is full of ‘desires and passions” for samsaric pursuits is a dangerous mind. I thank HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for sharing this with us. We need to rise above everything else safe for spirituality and truly practice and develop COMPASSION as armed with compassion NOTHING and truly NOTHING can harm us. This I quote with authority from my own Guru.

  76. Pee Bee Chong on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    There are so many dharma that we can learn from this article. Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching. We need to respect all beings and other practices as spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action. I will respect all beings, all lineages and follow the lineage of my Guru as shown by Rinpoche.

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  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 10:01 PM
    This is really great news for having SFS campaign to help the stray dogs. Other than to urge and educate the public to treat the stray dogs with compassionately, SFS campaign encourages for all quarters to work together to spay or neuter stray animals which is an effective method to control the amount of stray dogs. Indirectly, this may reduce the suffering of stray dogs from being abused or die because of starvation.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stray-free-selangor.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 10:00 PM
    Good news finally Selangor becaome the first state free from stray dogs. With the support of the royalties and the Selangor Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) organised the campaign to make
    the state free of stray dogs and create the awareness of compassionate love towards stray animals.They are working work towards a radical change,thats a worderful news.
    Well ,do hope more states will follow Selangor to replace the inhumane way of dealing with stray animals too.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful news.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stray-free-selangor.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 05:29 PM
    These iconographically correct Buddha images set in precious gemstones are one of its kind and unique in every sense of the word. And the designs are versatile to suit any apparels and occasions, redefining the Buddhist sense of fashion in a big way. Thank you, Rinpoche and Louise for this sharing. I hope the pendants will bring protections to the wearer and connections to the Buddha to those who admire it by sight.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 03:29 PM
    Very inspiring true story of a monk…Master Xuyun after going through many hardships and illness to pursue what he wanted to be. What he did was amazing travelling in harsh conditions to so many places just to preach chinese buddhism from one country to another. Master Xuyun has spent his entired life devoted to the Dharma,During the war many monasteries and holy sites was destroyed but somehow Master Xuyun managed to restore once again.Because of him ,those monasteries and holy sites were till today. He was a household name at that time and have inspired many modern spiritual seeker to strive along the path towards enlightenment.
    Thank you Pastor Adeline Woon for such an interesting and inspiring article.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/empty-cloud.html#tabs-7
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 11:47 AM
    It is ironic that Dalai Lama would have given a remarks to discourage country such as Germany to accept refugees and that refugees should return to homeland and to build the country. I think this is really a callous statement to be mentioned. Dalai Lama being the Tibetan Buddhist leader should portray compassion and extending help to those in need. All these refugees are running away for their life because their own country is not safe to stay anymore. Just like what Tibetan has encountered in the late 1950s.

    This kind of contrary statement is also very obvious in the Dorje Shugden ban. Dorje Shugden have been practised by many high lamas since 400 years ago and also by Dalai Lama’s Guru but it is ban by Tibetan leadership.

    Dalai Lama is a high lama and is believed to be the emanation of Chenrezig. Although his statements were contrary sometimes but I believe he would have the reason that we may not understand yet. Hopefully all the issues would be resolve in peace.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 12:34 AM
    Wonderful good news to learn about this first of its kind progressive campaign to help the stray animals in Malaysia by the Sultan and Permaisuri of Selangor. While stray animals can be a nuisance to the public at large but bear in mind, the strays do not have a choice, and we have a role to play. Neutering strays is a humane and compassionate ways of resolving the program of stray animals in the long run because it largely reduces the numbers of strays on the streets. Neutering and proving proper shelters to strays can prevent thousands of animals from being born, only to suffer and struggle to survive on the streets, be abused by cruel or neglectful people, or be euthanized inhumanely. I have read somewhere that says spaying and neutering makes a big difference: Just one unaltered female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 puppies in only six years. In seven years, one female cat and her offspring can produce an incredible 370,000 kittens!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/stray-free-selangor.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Mar 30. 2017 12:15 AM
    Humans and animals, as well as other sentient beings within the six realms of samsara, are subjected to the law of cyclic of existence. Karma or generally known as the law of cause and effect will determine where we take our next rebirth. It is extremely rare for sentient beings to take the form of a human body and in perfect condition. Hence we must not let this precious lifetime go to waste by indulging in silly actions and harmful ways. If we are born in the animals realms or lower, there is close to zero way for us to collect merits and get out of that realm.

    From the stories above, I find the story about Dalawong most unusual because he seemed to be able to determine the destination of his next rebirth after he was being killed as a snake. After he had taken rebirth in human form, he continued to remember the incident in his past life. Amazing!

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing these researches with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 09:42 PM
    If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 03:50 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about tsa tsa. Didn’t know there are many steps and holy materials used in making a tsa tsa. In addition, the maker of tsa tsa would need to do prayer in the morning depending of what tsa tsa they are making on the day, for example, the maker will do Dorje Shugden practise before making Dorje Shugden tsa tsa.

    Only by knowing the process, we will appreciate the items more. Tsa tsa is a precious item.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/tsa-tsas-are-nice.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Wednesday, Mar 29. 2017 09:28 AM
    Dalawong: A Child Recalls a Past Life as a Cobra in Thailand

    This case was actually researched by the late Francis Story, a British citizen who was fascinated with Buddhism and spent many years in Asia. He was also very interested in the topic of reincarnation and assisted Dr. Stevenson in investigating a number of very important reincarnation cases in Burma and Sri Lanka. Francis interviewed the subject of this case, a Thai boy named Dalowong, along with his father, mother and sister. He also had access to a pamphlet that was previously published regarding the case, which was also summarized in an article in the Bangkok Times.

    Dalawong actually claimed two past animal incarnations. He recalled a past lifetime as a deer, which he said was killed by a hunter. Subsequently, he stated he was reincarnated as a snake, more specifically, as a cobra.

    As the snake, Dalawong remembered that he was in a cave when two dogs entered and attacked him. A ferocious struggle ensued between the cobra and the dogs. The owner of the dogs then entered the cave and killed the snake. Apparently, the snake was able to bite the human invader on the shoulder, prior to succumbing to death.

    The human took the cobra’s body back home, where the snake was cooked for a meal. This man shared the snake meat with an acquaintance, who would become Dalawong’s father in the near future. The man who killed the cobra had the name Mr. Hiew.

    Read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 08:40 PM
    谢谢Paul Yap 为我们介绍马来西亚彭亨州文东必定参观的地方之一~克切拉禅修林。就如照片显示,克切拉禅修林的确是一个环境清幽、山明水秀以及令人有宁静舒适的感觉。

    如果有机会到马来西亚游玩,千万不要错过由Paul Yap介绍克切拉禅修林里的几个优美与神圣的地方,包括:
    1. 金泽”财王”
    2. 金刚瑜伽母佛塔
    3. 绿度母石雕像
    4. 药师佛山
    5. 梦幻文殊菩萨
    6. 詹仁波切的货柜屋
    7. 文殊山
    8. 智慧堂(释迦摩尼佛像和多杰雄登像)

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 08:09 PM
    The sculpture of Kuan Yin in Macau is simple but elegant. Most importantly, this big Kuan Yin in Macau is built to bring peace, harmony and prosperity to the people.

    I remember Rinpoche mentioned before a big Buddha statue will have positive impact on the environment and plant the Buddha’s seeds in all sentient beings that not only humans but also including animals and many others. Therefore, the bigger Buddha statue the more beneficial to all sentient beings where they can see and be blessed by this big Buddha statue from far.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/kuan-yin-of-macau-city.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Mar 28. 2017 03:29 PM
    Krishnan’s effort and hard work in contributing to the society is very inspiring. He is willing to let go of his high paying job to Switzerland and staying back in India to operate a soup kitchen for homeless. On top of that he is willing to accept the hardship of financial restraint every month in maintaining his service for the people living in the street. I hope his good work will bring more awareness and sponsors for him especially when CNN showed the video of his work and awarded him with top 10 CNN heroes.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chef-turned-hero.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
yesterday
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
yesterday
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
4 days ago
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
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Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
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. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
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  • March 28, 2017 09:11
    Lia asked: If the ushnisha is actually supposed to be a bump, then do we change the visualization of the top knot and replace it with a bump covered in hair or do we keep the ushnisha as the thangkas show?
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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