STOP DANCING WITH THE CORPSE | 停止与尸身共舞

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STOP DANCING WITH THE CORPSE

When my time has come to leave this world, may I have spent my life cultivating my kindness, compassion, love and tolerance and have done works to have benefited others. These deeds can be taken with me in the form of good karma within my mind to benefit myself in future births. May I have purified my karma and therefore not take anymore negative minded misguided rebirths. If I have to take birth again, may I take birth in places where Lord Buddha’s teachings shine brightly and I live in a family and environment that gives me support and genuine good direction and encourages the growth of compassion. May I practice the dharma and continue the cultivation of the mind until supreme enlightenment in this and future lives. When I close my eyes for the last time in this life which will be soon, nothing that will be done to my body thereafter ( eg. washing, cleaning, dressing, make up, nice casket, elaborate funeral, food offerings, many friends mourning, large funeral plot of land, mausoleums, rituals, holidays, nice eulogies, awards, praises, etc) will benefit me as my mind has left the body. Doing anything elaborately or continuously for the body once dead is a waste of time and resources because the body is dead and the mind cannot feel it anymore. So why waste time on my corpse after I have left it. I should be concerned with my mind which is separate from my body and continues to exist.

With the same logic, doing so much for my body now beyond the basics is also a waste of time as it’s a living corpse. It’s nature and the eventual end is death. Why bother so much with it. Whatever I do and spend precious time on should benefit the mind as I am leaving with my mind and not body. Use time on what is lasting and not what will be discarded. The mind is lasting and the body is to be discarded. This is the truth and not morbidity. Therefore samsara (wordly) only offers methods to help the body and not the mind. Some more the ‘help’ is so short lived. So indulging in samsara for our body wastes time on a body we don’t own and we will discard at death soon. Better to work on the mind using dharma because we don’t discard the mind at all even at death. So logically, when we have left our bodies and our bodies start to rot, it is a waste of time to dress it, clean it, adorn it, fight for it, take it on long vacations, indulge it as it is dead. Well, by the same logic, it would be a waste of time to do so much of that now for our bodies because the inherent nature of our body is it will be a corpse and soon. So we are working super hard, indulging super hard and using all of our energies to take care of a corpse to be. We cannot keep this corpse. It is borrowed. So wasting time on samsaric activities that bring some comfort and pleasure to the body is a waste of time ultimately while cultivating the mind especially with dharma, dharma activities and dharma goals is what will benefit us and others now and at the time of death. We are our mind and that comes with us. The body is borrowed and left behind. Why spend more time ‘indulging’ something borrowed and has no lasting value? Cultivating the mind with dharma and Dharma goals is the best use of the limited time we have left. Each day we are not cultivating dharma in our minds and being in an environment for this, we have wasted our precious time. We need to stop dancing with the corpse.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

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停止与尸身共舞

当我必须离开这世上的那一天到来时,但愿我已用我一生培养仁慈、慈悲、爱和包容之心,也做过利益他人之事。这些行为将以善业的形式伴随我到我的来世去利益我自己。但愿我已净化我的业障,不再引生错误的投生,成为怀有负面心智之人。若我必须再次投生,但愿我投生到佛陀教法炬光照十方的地方,并且出生在引导、支持我向善和慈悲的家庭和环境中。但愿我实修佛陀教法,继续修心直至这一世及来世达致无上证悟为止。很快地,我就要面临此生最后一次合上双眼的那一刻。在那一刻,为我肉身所做的任何举动和准备——如清洗和装扮我的肉身;为我的肉身造了偌大的棺材,举办了盛大的葬礼,准备了丰盛的食物供养;或是多少亲友前来哀悼,葬礼的场地或坟墓有多大,仪式有多隆重,悼词有多优美;甚至生前到过什么地方度假、享过什么荣誉和赞赏这等事与物——都将无有一丝的益处,因为我的心续经已离开肉身。一旦肉身死去,无论人们多么精心或持续地为那肉身做些什么,那都只会徒劳无功,因为肉身已死,心续也无法再对死去的肉身有任何感觉。 故此,为何还要在我离去后将时间耗费在我的尸身上呢?我应该重视我的心续,因为心续与我即将死去的肉身是分开的,心续会继续存在。

同理,此时为我的肉身做奢侈的“照料”也是徒然耗费精力,因为此时的肉身不过是一具还活着的尸体。这具还活着的尸体之本质和其最终的结果正是死亡。我还在为它烦恼什么呢?我所做的每件事、我所耗掉的每一刻宝贵时间都应该能够利益我的心续,因为会跟随我离开这世上的是心续而非这副肉身。善用时间在能恒久的事物之上,而非即将被丢弃的东西上。心续是恒久的,肉身是即将被丢弃的。这就是生命的真相而非病态。娑婆(世俗)世界仅仅能提供帮助我们肉身的方法,从未提供帮助我们心续的方法。更何况世俗所能提供的帮助也是短暂的,因此,为了我们的肉身而沉溺在娑婆中只是在浪费时间,因为我们不拥有这副肉身,而且当步步趋近的死亡来临时,我们还是必须舍弃这副肉身。因此,善用佛法来修心是更好的选择,因为即使在死亡面前,我们还能保有自己的心续。于是,按逻辑来说,既然我们一旦离开自己的肉身它便开始腐坏,我们一心装扮和清洗自己的肉身,甚至为自己肉身的舒适而跟别人起冲突,带着自己的肉身放长假去,或是留恋和沉溺于肉身的享受,这么做根本就是在浪费时间,因为它已经死了。再按照相同的逻辑往下推,当下若我们还用自己的肉身去做以上所述的事,我们简直是虚度光阴,因为我们肉身固有的本质就是它终究会变成一具尸体,而这一天更是日日向我们逼近。当下的我们正非常努力、沉溺地用尽全力去照料这副即将变成尸体的肉身,但我们终究无法留下这具尸体,它是借来的。究竟而言,沉溺在带来舒适和欢愉的世俗活动之中只是在浪费时间;反之以佛法、佛法活动和佛法目标来修心,是能在当下和死亡之时利益我们和其他人的事。我们即是自己的心续,心续将永远跟随我们;肉身是借来的,我们终究必须舍弃。既然如此,为何要将更多时间沉溺在借来且没有恒久价值的事物上呢?以佛法和佛法目标来修心,是善用我们仅存时间的最佳途径。不在心续中深植佛法及不在佛法环境中度过的每一天,都是挥霍我们宝贵生命的一天。我们必须停止与自己的尸身共舞。

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  1. Alice Tay on Mar 22, 2017 at 7:40 pm

    好喜欢我们的上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切比喻我们的身体其实就像活着的尸体,它是借来的,而不是永恒的。

    仁波切无时无刻地用不同的方法让我们明白无论花费那么多时间与金钱在我们的肉身上,这不受控制的肉身终有一天会老去和死去。仁波切让我们明白只有心续是恒久的,心续会继续的存在,并且会对我们的来世有所影响。

    从今天开始,我们要善用仅存时间与财力修习佛法以及参与佛法活动。如果时间允许的话,可以成为志工来利益其他人。除此,我们不只是单纯修习佛法,并要学会善用佛法来面对一切事与物。这样即使面临死亡时,我们还能保存自己的心续,并带着所有一切佛法的印记永远跟随我们。

  2. Anne Ong on Feb 26, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very important teaching. Learn and practice Dharma,work for Dharma before its too late.Try not waste our precious time. Be with like-minded friends and company. Everything will change. Nothing is permanent. We will get sick and we will die. This is an article that we all should contemplate on._/\_

  3. wan wai meng on Feb 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the fantastic imagery of us dancing on a corpse, and the contemplation on death. So we focus on what, we will spend on for many many lifetimes and not just short term or just this life.

  4. Suzanne on Jan 18, 2017 at 2:15 am

    Wonderful analogy, it cuts right thru, exposing our bodily attachments to Samsara. Thank you.

  5. Stella Cheang on Jan 16, 2017 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very important teaching. It is simple logic; working on our mind will last us in our future life (long term investment) while focusing on our body only last us as far as this lifetime (short term investment and often time without return), if the body does not already give way part by part, prematurely. Therefore, utilise our precious time on earth to invest in our mind. Every pleasure that derives through this body is short-lived anyway.

  6. Samfoonheei on Jan 14, 2017 at 8:22 pm

    Learn and practice Dharma,work for Dharma before its too late.Try not waste our precious time ,as we won’t know what will happens next. So wasting time on samsaric activities that bring comfort and pleasure to the body is of no use .what will benefit us now and at the time of death is to cultivate our mind with dharma and dharma activities. Stay healthy have a healthy body , mind and have Dharma close to us .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this powerful teachings.

  7. Judy Chen on Jan 13, 2017 at 12:09 am

    Transforming our mind for dharma is more appropriate then ‘looking good’ with our body which is for others to see or admire in the samsara. When our mind is transformed and when we learn and practice dharma, our mind is perpetually being carried on with dharma imprint. Dharma that we have learned & practiced will help us at the time of death.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing
    With folded hands

  8. Choong on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:35 pm

    Cultivating a healthy body enough to do and absorb dharma would be good but indulging in our senses as Rinpoche writes above at the expense of dharma, makes no sense and would be a formula and cause to remain in samsara for sure.

    We have the choice but it would not be easy if we do not maintain a consistent practice. Momentum is key. Loss of momentum will make it very difficult to restart. Be with like-minded friends and company. It would make it easier to maintain this momentum.

  9. Choong on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    Doing enough to have a healthy body in order to be able to continue to absorb and practise dharma is good enough, but not to the extent of indulging like Rinpoche writes above. Otherwise there would be little dharma and a lot of indulgence which would be a formula and the cause to remain in samsara.

  10. paul yap on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:28 pm

    The moment we took rebirth on the planet earth, we are destined to go thru illnesses, old age and death, and then restart the cycle again taking rebirth elsewhere. There is never an end to it, until Buddha Shakyamuni found the truth of getting out of samsara and became enlighten. Cherishing once body and have lots of indulgent will only resulted in never ending attachment and desire. Realising this, we should used the body to generate positive karma and good merits. The day we passed away, we are not able to take anything with us, we leave our family and loves one behind, most importantly, we are leaving our body behind. What we are taking with us at that moment is our karma and merits. Where we are taking rebirth and our next life’s conditions is determined by our karma and merits. So the wise one will use their human body building up good karma and merit bank for their future’s life.

  11. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:42 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you Rinpoche for the direct and profound teaching about stopping to indulge with our bodies and removing our high expectation with our bodies as well. Based on my understanding from what I have learnt in this teaching, all of our time, effort and energies invested onto our bodies will be eventually ended to ground zero as we have to leave our bodies at the point of our death whether we like it or not. The value we have put onto our physical bodies will not give us any credits or any merits to help us in our next lifetime but it is merely our own delusion and ignorance that make us to think we need to feel good and confident with our bodies. We may not even aware that every second is ticking away is equivalent to every second we are closer to our own death with or without notification.

    As such, we should not waste our precious time, energy and effort for just focusing on our bodies but we should treasure the time and energy we have now to invest more into our spiritual practice that can help and prepare our mind for good rebirths at the time of our death. Only our mind will travel to our next rebirth and leaving our dead bodies alone during our death.

    May all people able to learn and practice Dharma until the samsara ends.

    Thank you with folded hands,
    kin hoe

  12. Liliane Dolma on Jan 12, 2017 at 6:28 pm

    Dear brother, i hear a pessimist sound. May i say you, you sent me a bracelet(4 in fact) and one for my doctor who took care of my back(every month needles and products and elecxttricity in it to cure the car accident). We are super good friends now. I laugh a little bit though it hears cruel. Feeling the body being better is fantastic. That machine, we must take care of as long as we can use it. The same for you. And we here, all of us, do not want you to leave now. The world needs good teachers like you. I will not be no more in this life, a very healthed person but look at me now, and we did a good job. En avant marche dear brother.

  13. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 12, 2017 at 3:10 pm

    At point of death, may I have cultivated a mind of kindness, love, compassion, and tolerance. May I have spent my time working on benefiting others. This cultivation of virtues and performing of good deeds will leave imprints of positive karma that will bring us good future rebirths. May I have also purified negative karma that would have led to cultivation of negative imprints and to misguided rebirths in lower realms.

    In any possible future rebirth, may I be reborn where I will meet with the bright light of Lord Buddha’s teachings. May I be born into supportive families who will guide me toward the development of compassion. May I continue to practise the dharma and cultivate the mind until I attain full enlightenment.

    We are our mind. When we die, our body will become an ugly corpse. Our minds will go with us to future lives.Hence whatever we do for the body in this life is a waste of precious time and our optimum human rebirth, unless it is to keep the body healthy for the practice of Dharma and for Dharma engagements. We should instead focus on the training of the mind and the development of qualities and on attainments that will lead to full enlightenment -full omniscience and total liberation.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful and powerful teaching.

  14. Sonny Tan on Jan 12, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Rinpoche has again try to awaken our deeply embedded beliefs that this body is our property that we owned. Many of us would be troubled and a little enlightened by this discourse. However, it would not be long before we start again to adorned this untitled property with unimaginable pleasures, attention, paintings etc.. I just wonder what would it take to really, really hit home this teaching and to make us sit up and realise that we have spent too much time worrying about the way we look. Perhaps it is time that we stop fooling ourselves and look at this false reality that this property is ephemeral and project our attention to a renunciation of the self. Thank you Rinpoche for this delightful discourse on dancing with our own corpse. Sadhu, Sadhu, Sadhu

  15. Uncle Eddie on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    To every living being, death is inevitable, even for our Lord Budhha, but death is said to be not the end of Life for a buddhist practitioner. Like Rinpoche said, “When the time has come to leave the world, may we spent our life cultivating kindness, compassion, love and tolerance – and have done good works to benefit others! These deeds can be taken with us in the form of good karma within our mind to benefit ourselves in future rebirths. Whatever we do now and spend precious time on should benefit the “mind” as the mind is lasting and the body is to be discarded. This as said is “The truth and not morbidity”. Rinpoche also expressed that, better to work on the mind using Dharma, because we don’t discard the mind at all even at death! The mind with Dharma, Dharma activities and Dharma goals is what will benefit us and others now and at the time of death! Cultivating the mind with Dharma and Dharma goals is the best use of the limited time we have. “YES, TRULY WE SHOULD STOP DANCING WITH OUR OWN CORPSE!” Thank you heartily for the truth and great enlightening, Rinpoche!

  16. heng meng kiat on Jan 12, 2017 at 10:04 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for this Dharma teaching, the title “STOP DANCING WITH THE CORPSE ” is very catchy and I like it very much 🙂

    Before I come across Dharma , I not really understand and meaning behind the Samsara, As I grown from 30cm to 174cm (my height), my parent taught me “u have to eat, u have to study , u have to work for money and u have to marry and u have need to have kids and etc. I’m lucky to have Dharma knowledge from Rinpoche to make me more understand what is Samsara world and what is the consequences if we step into this mud. although I’m still involve a lot of samsara activity like normal people nowadays, at least i have biological breaking system in my mind which trigger from my Dharma knowledge

    Samsara activity feeding our ego, satisfied social perception and self pleasure, all this can give us only temporary happiness but not forever. Dharma feed and change our deluded mind so that we can become better person and the happiness that we gain is permanent. Life is short, time fly like rocket, hope 1 day my samsara activity will become lesser and substitute by more Dharmic activity

    Thank you Rinpoche create so many merit and Dharma field for us to practice, I sincerely thanks to your kindness and efforts

    With Folded PALMS
    MENG kIAT

  17. Keng Tan on Jan 12, 2017 at 9:48 am

    A good constant reminder of the state of natural progression of time and how how time as a linear phenomena can wrought the bodies we so love with such devastating effect. Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching and one worth daily contemplation to instil upon our spiritual pathway…

  18. TekLee on Jan 12, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I remember once Rinpoche said before, “We have 9 actual obvious orifices on our bodies besides the thousands of pores. The substances that come out of these orifices are putrid, smelly, toxic, dirty and filled with germs.” and yet, many of us spend longer time than usual to keep this living corpse clean and beautiful. Some even waste money and time to do plastic surgeries. At the last moment of our life, when our body is unable to move to keep us alive anymore, only our mind keeps us going. Where many people don’t know what will happen during the last moment and not even dare to think about it. Some even are scared to think about it. Only Buddha, Dharma, and Protector able to guide us and help us to keep our mind clear during our last moment. I hope more and more people understand the logic and start practicing Dharma. _/\_

  19. Vivian Ong on Jan 12, 2017 at 12:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving this teaching _/\_ It is very true that we should not waste so much time working on our body for example on diet just to look nice. Cannot deny that we have to take care of the body to do the Dharma but we don’t need to over do it. It is all waste of time. Better the time spend on Dharma is more beneficial to oneself for current and also future lives. The teaching on impermanence also reminds that nothing on our body will remain the same until we die. Everything will change. We will get sick and we will die. This is an article that we all should contemplate on.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  20. Jace Chong on Jan 11, 2017 at 11:28 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for this profound and direct teaching on what should be our priority that I cannot agree more.

    Samsara is for our physical body/corpse while Dharma is for our mind. The latter is what matters when we die, and dying is a process everyone will experience regardless who we are. We must recognise that one day everything will be gone including the body we have spent so much time in our life taking care of.

    Last time, I used to realize that the chasing after material achievement such as luxurious cars, houses, branded items is a waste of time as we can’t bring any of those with us when we die, and the efforts of chasing after them will be all wasted which a lot of people spend the whole life doing it. With this beautiful teaching, it enhances my understanding that not only the material gains but even spending time for own pleasure drive us nowhere too.

    We must prioritize our time well for important things not to waste our precious human life. Because we are not sure when would we get this chance to reborn as a human again in the future.

    Thank you.

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    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 07:03 AM
    and stopped animal sacrifice at these temples. http://www.drukpa.com/about-us/our-yogis/the-three-divine-madmen 99%ppl focus on jab jum DrukpaKunley…
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  • Alice Tay
    Sunday, Apr 30. 2017 12:16 AM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and I was touched by this story very much. I personally think that this faithful dog must has very close karmic connection with its owner and it know that the owner is died. Furthermore, animals are very sensitive to our energies and mind states. So, if we are loving kindness and compassion, they can feel our love and care.

    As such, we must treat the animals like humans too. Not to harm them because humans can be reborn as animals and animals can be reborn as humans. We have to accept that humans and animals are interconnected and just like a family.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 11:49 PM
    Spiritual practice is definitely much more than doing good for others. When we practice “spirituality” without religion and from our own understanding, how sure are we that we are on the right track? When we practice spiritual with the guide of religion, we will certain progress and much easily to attain higher levels. Thank you, Rinpoche for this teaching.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/can-we-just-be-spiritual-but-not-religious.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 10:56 PM
    When we truly love and care for another being like a family, whether this other being is a dog or cat, a child or a stranger, it will break our heart when it is gone. Many people may not be capable of this emotion towards a pet but as we evolved, we will realize we are capable to develop such feelings for animals. It is common in the west to have pets cemetery because of this reason. Thank you for this article, Rinpoche.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/why-losing-a-dog-can-be-harder-than-losing-a-relative-or-friend.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Apr 29. 2017 03:09 PM
    Interesting info and article about werewolves. I never knew about its origins and the various wolves existence until I read this. I have thus far know about werewolves only from the movies and the famous twilight show. But one thing I noticed from the articles is the gruesome manner in killing the person (or suspected werewolves). Some were cursed to be a werewolves. There just so much anger, violence and killing in the whole process, which probably the reason why werewolves are known to kill and hurt human and other animals.

    Anyway, whether we believe the existence of werewolf is true or not, I believe that there are other forms of beings in world. And we should not handle or deal with other beings with violence and anger.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html#comment-744320
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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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
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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.
1 month 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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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.
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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!
2 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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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This is a good one to read
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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