The Royal Song Of Saraha

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The Royal Song Of Saraha

I bow down to noble Manjushri
I bow down to Him who has conquered the finite.

… 1
As calm water lashed by wind
Turns into waves and rollers,
So the king thinks of Saraha
In many ways, although one man.

2
To a fool who squints
One lamp is as two;
Where seen and seer are not two, ah! the mind
Works on the thingness of them both.

3
Though the house-lamps have been lit,
The blind live on in the dark.
Though spontaneity is all-encompassing and close,
To the deluded it remains always far away.

4
Though there may be many rivers, they are one in the sea,
Though there may be many lies, one truth will conquer all.
When one sun appears, the dark
However deep will vanish.

5
As a cloud that rises from the sea
Absorbing rain the earth embraces,
So, like the sky, the sea remains
Without increasing or decreasing.

6
So from spontaneity that’s unique,
Replete with the Buddha’s perfections,
Are all sentient beings born and in it come
To rest. But it is neither concrete nor abstract.

7
They walk other paths and so forsake true bliss,
Seeking the delights that stimulants produce.
The honey in their mouths and to them so near
Will vanish if at once they do not drink it.

8
Beasts do not understand the world
To be a sorry place. Not so the wise
Who the heavenly nectar drink
While beasts hunger for the sensual.

9
To a fly that likes the smell of putrid
Meat the fragrance of sandalwood is foul.
Beings who discard Nirvana
Covet coarse Samsara’s realm.

10
An ox’s footprints filled with water
Will soon dry up; so with a mind that’s firm
But full of qualities that are not perfect;
These imperfections will in time dry up.

11
Like salt sea water that turns
Sweet when drunk up by the clouds,
So a firm mind that works for others turns
The poison of sense-objects into nectar.

12
If ineffable, never is one unsatisfied,
If unimaginable, it must be bliss itself.
Though from a cloud one fears the thunderclap,
The crops ripen when from it pours the rain.

13
It is in the beginning, in the middle, and
The end; yet end and beginning are nowhere else.
All those with minds deluded by interpretative thoughts are in
Two minds and so discuss nothingness and compassion as two things.

14
Bees know that in flowers
Honey can be found.
That Samsara and Nirvana are not two
How will the deluded ever understand?

15
When the deluded in a mirror look
They see a face, not a reflection.
So the mind that has truth denied
Relies on that which is not true.

16
Though the fragrance of a flower cannot be touched,
‘Tis all pervasive and at once perceptible.
So by unpatterned being-in-itself
Recognize the round of mystic circles.

17
When in winter still water by the wind is stirred,
It takes as ice the shape and texture of a rock.
When the deluded are disturbed by interpretative thoughts,
That which is as yet unpatterned turns very hard and solid.

18
Mind immaculate in its very being can never be
Polluted by Samsara’s or Nirvana’s impurities.
A precious jewel deep in mud
Will not shine, though it has luster.

19
Knowledge shines not in the dark, but when the darkness
Is illumined, suffering disappears at once.
Shoots grow from the seed
And leaves from the shoots.

20
He who thinks of the mind in terms of one
Or many casts away the light and enters the world.
Into a raging fire he walks with open eyes–
Who could be more deserving of compassion?

21
For the delights of kissing the deluded crave
Declaring it to be the ultimately real–
Like a man who leaves his house and standing at the door
Asks a woman for reports of sensual delights.

22
The stirring of biotic forces in the house of nothingness
Has given artificial rise to pleasures in so many ways.
Such yogis from affliction faint for they have fallen
From celestial space, inveigled into vice.

23
As a Brahman, who with rice and butter
Makes a burnt offering in blazing fire
Creating a vessel for nectar from celestial space,
Takes this through wishful thinking as the ultimate.

24
Some people who have kindled the inner heat and raised it to the fontanelle
Stroke the uvula with the tongue in a sort of coition and confuse
That which fetters with what gives release,
In pride will call themselves yogis.

25
As higher awareness they teach what they experience
Within. What fetters them they will call liberation.
A glass trinket colored green to them is a priceless emerald;
Deluded, they know not a gem from what they think it should be.

26
They take copper to be gold. Bound by discursive thought
They think these thoughts to be ultimate reality.
They long for the pleasures experienced in dreams. They call
The perishable body-mind eternal bliss supreme.

27
By the symbol EVAM they think self-clearness is achieved,
By the different situations that demand four seals
They call what they have fancied spontaneity,
But this is looking at reflections in a mirror.

28
As under delusion’s power a herd of deer will rush
For the water in a mirage which is not recognized,
So also the deluded quench not their thirst, are bound by chains
And find pleasure in them, saying that all is ultimately real.

29
Nonmemory is convention’s truth
And mind which has become no-mind is ultimate truth.
This is fulfillment, this the highest good.
Friends, of this highest good become aware.

30
In nonmemory is mind absorbed; just this
Is emotionality perfect and pure.
It is unpolluted by the good or bad of worldliness
Like a lotus unaffected by the mud from which it grows.

31
Yet with certainty must all things be viewed as if they were a magic spell.
If without distinction you can accept or reject Samsara
Or Nirvana, steadfast is your mind, free from the shroud of darkness.
In you will be self-being, beyond thought and self-originated.

32
This world of appearance has from its radiant beginning
Never come to be; unpatterned it has discarded patterning.
As such it is continuous and unique meditation;
It is nonmentation, stainless contemplation, and nonmind.

33
Mind, intellect, and the formed contents of that mind are It,
So too are the world and all that seems from It to differ,
All things that can be sensed and the perceiver,
Also dullness, aversion, desire, and enlightenment.

34
Like a lamp that shines in the darkness of spiritual
Unknowing, It removes obscurations of a mind
As far as the fragmentations of intellect obtain.
Who can imagine the self-being of desirelessness?

35
There’s nothing to be negated, nothing to be
Affirmed or grasped; for It can never be conceived.
By the fragmentations of the intellect are the deluded
Fettered; undivided and pure remains spontaneity.

36
If you question ultimacy with the postulates of the many and the one,
Oneness is not given, for by transcending knowledge are sentient beings freed.
The radiant is potency latent in the intellect, and this
Is shown to be meditation; unswerving mind is our true essence.

38
The buds of joy and pleasure
And the leaves of glory grow.
If nothing flows out anywhere
The bliss unspeakable will fruit.

39

What has been done and where and what in itself it will become
Is nothing; yet thereby it has been useful for this and that.
Whether passionate or not
The pattern is nothingness.

40

If I am like a pig that covets worldly mire
You must tell me what fault lies in a stainless mind.
By what does not affect one
How can one now be fettered?

English translation by Herbert V. Guenther.

 

 

 

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  1. Choongs on Jul 15, 2013 at 11:29 am

    Verse 5 – not true anymore as pole ice is melting.
    I love, love, Verse 11 – transformation. Take the salt out of your water! Older people always say I have eaten more salt than you, now you can reply: but I have learnt to take the salt out of the water. He he he.
    Verse 12 – sublime, sublime… :)
    Verse 14 – so samsara and nirvana and not two, they are one but in our mind?
    Verse 18 – we must realise that we all have the potential to shine.
    Verse 21 – A moment on the lips, a lifetime of illusion. For sweet desserts, a moment on the lips, a lifetime on the hips!
    Verse 28 – Another actor star bit the dust, this time from the cast of “Glee”. They live a life full of unreality and this often takes over their mind.
    Verse 30 – too much adolation is given to the lotus flower. Without mud the lotus will not live, without the right building blocks, perfect understanding will not be achieved. Hey it rhymes!
    Verse 31 – You will need bridges to get to pure land but burn them if you want to get there. Bye-bye gurus :) bye! :) … bye :)
    Verse 32 – If the big bang theory is correct, all matter is past tense, only our mind is present tense and therefore relevant.
    Verse 33 – shaky ground or maybe I don’t understand.
    Verse 36 – I think I’m ready for meditation. Need to move beyond all this intellectual stuff. Got insight already I think, so can meditate without non-mentation.
    Verse 37 – missing.
    Verse 38 – When the universe is in your mind, nothing will flow out.
    Your own pure land ya.
    Verse 39 – similar to Verse 31, bye, bye gurus :)
    Verse 40 – Ooooh, ends with a question mark! Drama. Who done it? I read it to ask this question – is ignorance bliss? My attempt at an answer: ignorance is briefly bliss but if you don’t plan for the future you will end up like the pig or earthworm.

    Thank you dear Riponche.
    This song is another excellent/entertaining way of imparting wisdom and I have thoroughly enjoyed the learning process.
    “I don’t know how I do it, I just do it!”, John Leguizamo on Saturday Night Live.

    • Choongs on Aug 1, 2013 at 10:23 am

      Let’s Dance!

  2. Joy on Jul 15, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    I enjoyed reading every bit of this song. Very profound and deep in wisdom. Would be excellent if Rinpoche could give us a further commentary on each verse so we do not misinterpret it to suit our egos.

    The below are my favourite verses which I think talks about samsara’s delusions, tantra, our ignorant mind seeing duality when in fact when we practice correctly the tantras with correct view and motivation, everything we do, our body speech and mind becomes a method to bring Dharma to others or others in to Dharma… “Samsara and Nirvana are not two”! So a firm mind, a stable mind, will always think of others, selflessly put others before their own needs and so they use many creative methods to help others, changing sense-objects into nectar… reminds me of how Rinpoche uses non-conventional ways to teach us all the time!

    But if we notice… how even from the very beginning of this song… homage is paid to the Guru… for without the Guru… the knowledge and realisation will be quite slow, limited or none at all!
    “I bow down to noble Manjushri
    I bow down to Him who has conquered the finite.”

    11
    Like salt sea water that turns
    Sweet when drunk up by the clouds,
    So a firm mind that works for others turns
    The poison of sense-objects into nectar.

    13
    It is in the beginning, in the middle, and
    The end; yet end and beginning are nowhere else.
    All those with minds deluded by interpretative thoughts are in
    Two minds and so discuss nothingness and compassion as two things.

    14
    Bees know that in flowers
    Honey can be found.
    That Samsara and Nirvana are not two
    How will the deluded ever understand?

    15
    When the deluded in a mirror look
    They see a face, not a reflection.
    So the mind that has truth denied
    Relies on that which is not true.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound sharing!

  3. Sofi on Jul 19, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    Wow, a really deep and profound poem/song that needs careful reading and deep thoughts. Beautiful though as it reveals the essence of our mind/being from the beginningless time. Samsara and nirvana, just a thing line apart, depending on our mindlessness or mindfulness. Will definitely need repeated readings. Hope Rinpoche will give a commentary on this poem to help us with the real meaning meant. As Choongs mentioned, Verse 37 is missing. Thank you and with folded hands Rinpoche, may you continue turning the wheel of dharma for deluded beings as us.

    • Sofi on Jul 25, 2013 at 6:14 pm

      Though spontaneity is all-encompassing and close,
      To the deluded it remains always far away.

      I have been thinking how spontaneity relates to this poem and this is what I think. When upon “full realizing” (as in really believing and living it) of impermanence, we will then be able to let go of our attachments, ie. ego, fear, comfort zone, etc. In doing so, we can then be spontaneous as we will not be held back by our attachments. Also in compassion for others, we too will act spontaneously to help others, ie. a mother’s love for her young will make help her young in trouble by spontaneous instincts or even a stranger who may jump to save a child from being hit by a car, etc. Spontaneity is within us but blocked by our delusions which forms our attachments, egos, etc. Nowadays, due to so many samsaric attachments, we are only able to habituate spontaneity thru daily practise/mindfulness.

      Back to more pondering.

  4. Julien Roth on Jul 25, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Such a nice and deep song. It brings out a strong message. Which many people could learn from. I wouldn’t know anything else to say about this song, but that it needs to be thought of very deeply for one to understand fully.

  5. Cliff on Jul 27, 2013 at 2:37 pm

    This song is wonderful in teaching the dharma and although I don’t really understand what this song is mostly conveying but singing it felt good haha.

  6. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:35 am

    Songs of realisations always point to the truth and the dharma. It is inspiring to read this.

  7. beatrix ooi on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    The song has been very thoughtfully and beautifully written, it shows that how much love and passion the original author has towards Saraha. It’s really nice, Mr Herbert must have had a tough time translating it, but every single word he uses in the song does gel with each other.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  8. albert ventura on Jul 29, 2014 at 8:58 pm

    Hi Tsemtulku, can you give me a short explanation about the stanza :
    Though there may be many rivers, they are one in the sea,
    Though there may be many lies, one truth will conquer all.
    When one sun appears, the dark
    However deep will vanish.

    your reply is much appreciated.

    Thank you,

    Albert

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Would love to have some really authentic Tibetan food. I have ppl who can cook one or two dishes here, but nothing like the whole authentic spread. Kalmuck food too-it would be nice to have. Kalmuck (Mongol) and Tibetan food have similarities.. For the last 20 years Losar or Tsagan is something I am on my own always. There are no Tibetans or Kalmucks around for hundreds if not thousands of miles. I am always alone. As you know I am half Tibetan and half Kalmuck in heritage.Though the beautiful Chinese people where I am celebrate the Lunar New Year, it's done differently. I am not lonely or 'desperate' for Mongol or Tibetan food/culture, but it would be nice to be around it a little after so long of being on my own. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Don’t miss this: Offering onto Vajra Yogini: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=60097
1 week ago
H.H. The Dalai Lama receiving teachings from his guru H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My favorite personal thangka with His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in the centre. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
“Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.”- Martin Luther King Jr.
1 week ago
Smoking is an illusion that it makes you relax. Ciggies are just like a mini samsara in your mouth, it promises you everything and delivers nothing....LOL..why bother. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
This is His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche's personal statue of Dorje Shugden. Very blessed. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
If we don't practice the dharma but we are in the dharma, we never lean much and when difficulties occur, we react negatively. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
If someone doesn't like your opinion, your beliefs and style, why do they visit your blog and social media space daily. Extract information and post it up and discuss about it? Why would they bring more attention and audience to you by doing that? Tsem Rinpoche 
1 week ago
Discussion for out teachings videos coming out soon. 
2 weeks ago
This is Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen's very special thangka. I wanted to share this very much. Beautiful. Take a look: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58624
2 weeks ago
My nice new mystical poster. 
2 weeks ago
Guess what is shiny and sacred? Surprise yourself here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58855
2 weeks ago
Please open the picture by clicking on it and read the caption carefully. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche 
2 weeks ago
Great Kechara teaching videos coming out soon!!
2 weeks ago
Please read this and share. I feel it's important. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Winston is sure witty. I love it...being tactful is so necessary. It's not being fake but skilfull. TR
2 weeks ago
Very too to remember this one. TR
2 weeks ago
This one is really good. I do really wish to help many 'unpack' their unnecessaries. Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
Very wonderful..
2 weeks ago
The more beauty we are attracted to, the heavier the downfall. More important is the development of the six paramitas and 8 non-worldly dharmas as they are timeless beautiful points that arise from within us.~ Tsem Rinpoche
2 weeks ago
The great 5th Dalai Lama built this Dorje Shugden statue in Lhasa and placed in a chapel-Trode Khangsar. This statue still exists and can be visited in Lhasa, Tibet today.
3 weeks ago
Special form of Tara called: TARA CLEARING POVERTY-REMOVING ALL MISFORTUNE 
3 weeks ago
This is the private statue of Dorje Shugden of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Very sacred.
3 weeks ago
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  • Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & Kyabje Ling Rinpoche doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya in the 60s
    In the 1960s, H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Ling Rinpoche would always organize Lama Chöpa (Guru puja-composed by Panchen Rinpoche) with 1000 offerings in Bodhgaya and would often be joined in by H.H. Yongzin Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and sometimes the 16th Karmapa would even join in. Wonderful. Watch this blessed and old footage of the two Yongzins doing Lama Chöpa in Bodhgaya. Yongzin is the special title to those who were the root and close teachers of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. There were two official Yongzins. Trijang Rinpoche and Ling Rinpoche were the Yongzins of the current Dalai Lama for over 40 years living nearby to Dalai Lama and passing him all the teachings necessary. They were extremely kind and giving all necessary teachings, empowerments and oral transmissions that Dalai Lama is disseminating to the world today to millions. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    3 weeks ago
  • Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    Socialite becomes a volunteer in Malaysian soup kitchen
    In the Malaysian capital, Ruby Khong devotes her lunch hours delivering food to the needy, even when the tropical heat and humidity make it hard to breathe. "It was always about myself, what I wanted and that continued on for a while until 1994," she says. That year, she was on a quest for spiritual guidance in India and met a Buddhist monk named Tsem Rinpoche. Read more here: http://www.bbc.com/news/business-29986205
    4 months ago
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    Mumu always prepares his bed this way before sleeping. Cute.
    4 months ago
  • Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    4 months ago
  • Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
    5 months ago
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
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    Look at this 2 minute video, while Hong Kong is having massive protests,right over the skyline of a city a UFO is spotted observing.. Incredible footage. UFO's are historically said to always gather where there is massive conflicts or congregations of people for hundreds of years.
    5 months ago
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
  • Is this the Loch Ness monster?
    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    5 months ago
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    6 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    6 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    6 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    6 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    6 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    9 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    9 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    10 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    12 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    12 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    1 years ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    1 years ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    2 yearss ago

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Hewlett Packard group of volunteers who were here this afteroon to help with the kitchen packing. They also donated us some rice for our food bank programme! Justin@KSK
2 hours ago
Never let go of one's root guru. Go all the way through thick and thin. Always pray to the guru & lineage masters, then attainments arises.H.E. Tsem Rinpoche. Lucy Yap
21 hours ago
When we commit to a dharma protector, many benefits arise~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
21 hours ago
I love His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche very much.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
21 hours ago
Homage to H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche always.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
21 hours ago
When we surrender our fears and apply Buddha's teachings, our mind finds peace.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
21 hours ago
Homage to my root & lineage gurus always!~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
21 hours ago
When we surrender our fears and apply Buddha's teachings, our mind finds peace.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
21 hours ago
Doing Tsongkapa daily consistently will bring so much peace of mind.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
21 hours ago
Kechara Animal Liberation, this monthly activity is originally initiated by H.E.Tsem Rinpoche to teach his students to generate compassion towards all living beings. For participation and sponsor, please click here http://www.kechara.com/support/programmes/animal-liberation/ Lucy Yap
23 hours ago
Regular volunteer La Hong and Dr Kenneth and family helped in the soup kitchen and mobile kitchen today. Angpow packets were distributed to our happy clients as well. Justin@KSK
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Our Tsongkapa statue in Kechara. Nice!!!~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
Eating meat brings harm and pain..~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
Don't eat any animals, it causes pain~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
When we apply spiritual principles to our lives, we find peace within ourselves. We find healing, purpose & calm. It can be achieved ~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
100 mistakes are 100 chances to learn & win. ~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
2 days ago
Good to read.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
I love this.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
So wonderful~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
Excellent!~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
In Buddha I trust...~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
3 days ago
White Tara Puja@Kechara Penang(24/2/15)
3 days ago
痛苦源自我们知悉自己没在有生之年做过影响任何人的事情。现在就开始行动……从这一刻开始行动,总比你浪费时间为自己感到难过或尝试博取他人毫无意义的赞美来得好。‪#‎詹杜固仁波切‬ http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng 23/2/15)
4 days ago
在不如意时依靠他人是正常的。然而当一切都顺心时,若你仍然依赖他人,那是你走向堕落的征兆。‪#‎詹杜固仁波切‬ http://www.tsemrinpoche.com (Cynthia Ng 23/2/15)
4 days ago
地球不会随着我们的期待而转动,因为每个人都有他本身的期待。解决方法是:别让自己的超高标准使你感到失望。该改变的,是你的想法。 ‪#‎詹杜固仁波切‬ (Cynthia Ng 23/2/15)
4 days ago

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