Paranormal Protection

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Dear everyone,

I have chosen to write about this topic for Rinpoche’s blog because it fascinates me and it is something that many people are drawn to. Generally, people are afraid and yet they are strangely attracted to the paranormal.

It does not matter if you are living in the West or in the East; unseen entities are just as active in either of these places. In the West, most people doubt their existence and often consider them the result of an overactive imagination. Nevertheless, there are still many documented cases that are genuine where a real entity is afflicting a person or location without any plausible explanation. On the other hand, many people in the East continue to believe in the spirit world and follow many customs and traditions that respect and accommodate the existence of unseen beings.

In the course of researching this post, I found methods of protection that have originated from the Western ‘New Age’ approach in order to protect oneself from malevolent forces, such as aura cleansing and smudging. Please note that it is not advisable to communicate with or invoke spirits and other entities. We can never truly know their nature which may appear benevolent at first but disguise an actual malevolent motivation and sometimes once invoked, they can be very difficult to dispel or send away. So it is better not to be in contact with them altogether. I hope you enjoy this explanation and it will perhaps give you a rough idea of what to do in the event of encountering malevolent entities.

Pastor David Lai

 


 

There are many people who are naturally ‘sensitive’ to psychic attacks from unseen entities. They may be targeted because they are mildly psychic due to naturally opened chakras (centres of psychic channels in the human body) and can sense their presence, or that these entities are just active in a particular location or space.

A psychic attack is an incursion into our psychic aura that surrounds us, by an external entity that has the intention to harm. Once the negative entity has penetrated our protective aura, it can cause physical or spiritual harm. Psychic attacks can originate from living people who send malevolent ghosts, spirits, dark entities or demons with ill intention.

Our psychic aura acts like a natural shield that protects us from such negative entities. It is relatively more difficult for negative entities to penetrate a healthy and strong aura. Our aura generally changes in colour, size, shape, consistency and uniformity over time in response to the environment and other factors. Naturally, our aura is adversely affected by stress, psychological attacks, spiritual warfare, other people’s negative intentions, alcohol, drugs and afflictive emotions like jealousy, fear, hatred and so forth.

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The following might be the symptoms of someone who is experiencing psychic attacks:

  1. A feeling of being watched
  2. A feeling of being touched when no one is present
  3. Hearing disembodied voices
  4. Sudden changes in personality and behaviour for no apparent reason
  5. A loss of self-confidence
  6. Irrational fear, anger or sorrow
  7. Sudden depression without any apparent reason
  8. Sudden and irrational difficulties with relationships
  9. Feeling you have been cut or scratched, when no one is there
  10. Icy cold sensation on your body
  11. Feeling drained or a sudden loss of energy
  12. Fatigue for no reason
  13. Memory loss and/or losing the sense of time
  14. Inability to think clearly or make logical decisions
  15. Recurring nightmares
  16. Imagining monsters, animals or frightening shadows
  17. Disturbing visions or hallucinations
  18. Strange recurring accidents that can seem like bad luck
  19. Sudden illnesses that cannot be diagnosed or explained
  20. Negative obsessive thought, or desire that would not go away
  21. Feeling of discomfort or fear in a specific room or area in your home

In the event an individual experiences one or more of these symptoms, it can be indicative of a psychic attack and an incursion into one’s aura. They can employ any of these measures to circumvent the attack and provide protection for themselves. Many of these methods can also be used as preventative measures as well.

 

Respect them

Just like their human counterparts, proper etiquette applies in the spirit world. If we sense the presence of an entity, we should be respectful to them. The same rule applies if we are entering a place that is haunted by an entity. Just imagine if strangers visited your home and decided to be rude. You would definitely feel irritated at the very least. The space that these spirits haunt is regarded as their home even if they are sharing it with living counterparts. Hence we should never heckle or poke fun at them, even if when we are attempting to rouse them into showing themselves because we might provoke their anger. There is no telling what harm these entities can do when provoked.

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Drawing the Line

There are benign and malevolent entities. Benign entities are harmless but they are usually desperate to communicate. On the other hand, there are malevolent entities that just want to siphon your energy and wreak havoc in your life. One of the ways to deal with them is to perform regular home cleansings with sage and salt, which can be combined with prayer in accordance with one’s faith. Another way to handle them is to politely ask the entities to leave you alone and end all communications if we have previously established contact with them.

To be more specific, you have to express that they are not allowed within the vicinity of your energy field or to follow you home. You also have to tell them to stay away from your friends, family and pets and anyone else you may be connected to. You must bear in mind that these entities may not necessarily depart on your first attempt to request them to do so. Therefore, you have to be alert in the next few days upon establishing contact. What you have to look out for are erratic changes in your energy level and mood swings. It would be good to cleanse your energy field with the white light and mirror visualisation in order to protect yourself from spirits that have attached themselves to you.

 

House Cleansing

In reality, spiritual entities, whether benign or malevolent, seek to draw from your vital energies. Therefore, it is not advisable to allow any entities to dwell in your living space. It is best to cleanse your home from all traces of negative energies including your own on a regular basis. All living people deposit all types of energies in the space they inhabit and work. Engaging in cleansing therefore clears those locations from all of these residual negative energies.

It is advisable to cleanse your home once a week or at least fortnightly. However, you should increase the frequency if you dabble in the occult or if you live in a place that is prone to paranormal activities. You begin the cleansing process by opening all doors and windows to allow natural daylight to flood through the room. Then you burn dried sage, infusing every nook and cranny in your home with its smoke. The burning of sage is an ancient Native American tradition and it is commonly known as smudging. Most New Age stores will supply smudge sticks, which are bundles of sage and cedar. This can also be replaced with juniper incense.

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A smudging ritual in process. Most New Age stores supply smudge sticks, which are bundles of sage and cedar.

Smudge sticks can be placed in a ceramic bowl or large abalone shell and lit with a wooden match. As the smudge stick catches fire, slowly blow out the flames and allow the herbs to smoulder. Then, place your hands over the smoke and ‘wash’ your hands with the smoke. Do the same with your face, ears, heart and over your head. Finally, breathe in a little of the smoke and allow some of the smoke to waft all over your body. This is followed by carrying the ceramic bowl with the smouldering herbs all over the room and property while reciting Dorje Shugden’s mantra Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha to tap into his protective energy. At this point, mentally ask the negative entity to leave.

When you are done, you can leave the ceramic bowl in a safe location to let the remaining smudge stick burn and have the smoke pervade the room. The proper way to dispose of the ashes is to leave it on the earth outside of your property. You can also bring the burning herbs to the front of your house and allow the smoke to waft out the main door for a minute or two, and then place the remaining ashes outside the doorstep to protect the entrance of the property. If you do not wish to use sage or juniper incense, clap your hands repeatedly a few times at each corner of the room while mentally requesting the entity to leave.

After completing the smudging process, you can also light candles while requesting for peace and positive energy to permeate every corner of your home. Then place a little bit of pure sea salt at the corners of each room and again at the corners outside the property to fend off negative entities. Just like the various protection talismans, the effectiveness of home cleansing rituals may vary from person to person. However, the suggested method of burning sage and scattering salt is a great way to start.

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A traditional Tibetan Buddhist chakra is a protective amulet containing a piece of paper that has mantras written in a circular manner. Its energy is then activated by rituals and prayers performed by qualified Tibetan monks.

In the event of a very strong energy or entity that pervades a particular room in the house, fill a bowl with rock salt or sea salt and place a quartz crystal on top. Then place the bowl in the room and leave it there overnight. The following day, discard the salt away from the house and wash the quartz crystal under running tap water or sea salt. Finally, dry the crystal in the sun to get rid of residual negative energies.

In the Buddhist tradition, there are a plethora of prayers and rituals to propitiate the blessings and protection of the enlightened Buddhas. These prayers and rituals are called pujas. In fact, several Buddhas like Palden Lhamo, Sengdongma and Dorje Shugden are propitiated for their special protection against harmful malevolent entities. They are very effective and one can commission monks or those who are trained in the rituals to perform these pujas to alleviate the issue of malevolent entities.

You can develop additional methods on your own based on your spiritual preference and tradition. It is best not skip this cleansing process or you might find yourself living among a multitude of spirits of all kinds. They can potentially drain your energy over a period of time, and this would in turn lead to depression and health problems.

 

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A medicine bag is a traditional North American bag like a purse containing various items of spiritual healing and protection.

Protective Talismans

In the past, most people worked with talismans in order to protect themselves from negative entities. Even today, most mediums work with talismans and other tools to protect themselves from malevolent energies and entities. This is especially important for them considering they may be in regular contact with such entities.

If you are a religious person, you can draw upon a rich tradition of religious icons and protective talismans from your faith. Therefore there are no set rules of what can and cannot be a protective talisman. The following are normally used as protective talismans:

  • Crosses, religious medals of saints, holy water, Tibetan chakras and ruels
  • Medicine bags filled with herbs and stones, used by indigenous people for thousands of years
  • Stones, like crystals and black tourmaline, which were used to banish negativity and charge the environment with positive energy
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Black tourmaline is considered by many to be the most powerful protective stone. It has been used by shamans and healers since ancient times.

 

White Light Visualisation

Take 5 to 10 minutes each day to complete this easy visualisation in order to protect and cleanse your aura. Begin by imagining a powerful white light surrounding your head and extending all over your body, all the way down to your feet. Then imagine this light expanding into a bubble of protection, like a force field that surrounds your body, and it moves with you as you go about your daily chores and activities.

If you are a religious person, you can imagine this protective light as an extension of a higher power. If you are not religious, it is good enough to imagine this light that surrounds you as pure, protective energy and that it is an extension of your own personal strength and ‘groundedness’. Many psychics do this visualisation in order to enhance their abilities.

In fact, positive entities are attracted to this vital energy and find comfort in it. It is said that spiritual entities cannot perceive man-made light but they can perceive candlelight and the aura of living beings. Such light however, repels negative entities. Negative beings prefer shadowy dark places, and are especially drawn to people who have a lot of fear or are depressed i.e. when their psychic aura and energy is ‘down’. These negative beings find that their strength is weakened by the positive energy that is generated during the white light visualisation.

In order to enhance the visualisation, one can visualise a layer of mirrors on top of the white light that surrounds you. The mirrors reflect energies and light back into the world, thereby repelling negative entities and bad energy. This allows you to clear the energies of the environment while protecting yourself, and prevents you from becoming drained and being afflicted by negative entities.

 

What You Should Not Do

You should never enter or remain in a haunted site with an angry or distraught frame of mind. Such a negative attitude will only serve to attract negativities and especially negative entities to you. They will feed off the negative energy and become more active and stronger. In dealing with malevolent entities, you should be in a positive frame of mind.

Similarly, you should not remain or enter a haunted site if you are too exhausted or you are ill. It is important to be healthy and strong to deal with negative entities; in general, the physically stronger we are, the stronger and more impenetrable our psychic aura. We should also not be intoxicated or be under the influence of any substances as they can alter our state of being emotionally and physically, which can weaken or leave us open to negative influences.

 

Conclusion

As for the haunting of any negative entities, it is best to expect the worst. You can perform all the methods explained above and they may still fail to rid of the negative entities depending on the strength of these beings, and the strength of their connection with you. When all else fails, it is best to reach out to a psychic medium, healer, priest, monk or lama if you sense that your energy field has been compromised. If you are feeling ill, it is also best to consult a medical doctor. In Kechara, you can consult the Buddhist pastors who have experience dealing with such negative entities. You can consult the pastors here or the Kechara House Front Desk here. Meanwhile, remain alert for signs of energy drain, depression or unusual paranormal activities at home. We should be alert to all these red flags to ensure that we are properly prepared to deal with negative entities that just refuse to leave you alone.

 

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  1. Anne Ong on Feb 1, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this article. It is very interesting and you provided a few ways to eliminate negative energy and spirits.This is a very useful article because there’s a lot of people who are experiencing spirit disturbances and have no one to turn to. Truly beneficial for anyone who needs help._/\_

  2. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 20, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    I suppose negative entities and beings, can vibrate to a particular frequency, and if we can generate a frequency opposite to that it could drive those being away.

    I have seen in Malaysia, people burn ‘Kemenyan’ a type of Frankincense in the compound of their houses. I suppose it is to cleanse the energy in the house. Yeah it would be good for us to ask for help if whatever we have tried does not work and perhaps even making things even worst.

  3. Ms Yap on Jul 31, 2016 at 1:50 am

    Dear Rinpoche & Pastors,
    I am writing this on behalf of my wife’s friend seeking urgent help and intervention to save her father.

    1 month earlier her father (60+ years old) had dreams of 3 unknown men coming in a Mercedes Benz to pick him up. There was no conversation and he doesnt know who they are. This happened again and again over many nights. At that time he was still relatively healthy except for a minor heart & kidney problem.

    A week later he went to see a heart doctor due to heart discomfort. After taking medication, his neck swelled up and he was admitted into the hospital for surgery. This neck swell appear out of the blue and cannot be explained. The MRI scans showed severe infection and pus building up in his neck prompting urgent surgery.

    In the hospital, whenever he closed his eyes to sleep, he had visions of the 3 men again. Sometimes even in broad daylight, he can see them beside his bed. He shouted to them to drive them away (in the presense of my friend).

    On 3 occassion when my friend was giving her father water to drink, he choked on water, attempted vomit, lapsed into coma and eyes turned white. At that point she frantically try to wake her father and shouted to chase the unknown away. Luckily she managed to wake her father out of this minor coma every time. This happened 3 times within the same day.

    Later, doctors performed surgery on his neck, and a hole was made in his neck for his breathing. At this point he could not speak but communicates with his family by writing. He told them that he dare not sleep because he will see them in his sleep.
    He only sleep when he is too exhausted.

    There was an occasion, her father related that these beings tried to pull him by his leg. Her mum saw that the father was kicking something away and she cried out to drive them away also.

    Also after surgery, he complained of severe heat in his head and body but there was no fever measured. The doctors could not explained anything.

    At this point, exhausted by all the visitations and undetected fever, he is loosing hope to live on. He is now telling his family to bring him home to await death. I just came back from visiting him just now. He is in the Temerloh Hospital.

    Dear Rinpoche & Pastors,
    They have no one else to turn to – either to explain this or to save him. I was told by my husband that Rinpoche has mentioned in blog/website occasions where he have helped in these paranormal cases. I plead to you that you & Rinpoche will show compassion to her family and save him from this calamity. I really hope you will be able to contact me urgently – his life is in imminent danger.

    • Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 31, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Dear Ms. Yap,
      I’m sorry to hear about the condition. I have sent you a private email, please check for further details/ information.

      In general cases, I would usually recommend getting a Protector String (http://www.vajrasecrets.com/protector-string) for protection, as well as Protector Rice (http://www.vajrasecrets.com/protector-rice).

      Protector string is commonly worn around the neck or wrist, for a continuous supply of positive energy and protection from harm. Containing the powerful energies and presence of the Dharma Protector, Protector Rice is highly sought after for its wide variety of uses, including protection, healing and positive energies. Protector rice is commonly used to relieve spiritual disturbances or to dispel negative energies in an area, especially when burned or placed over doorways. Protector rice can also be placed in water (along with other holy rilbus), imbuing the water with the same powerful potential. The water can then be used to bathe for healing, protection and blessings, especially for those with physical or mental aliments.

      Thank you again for writing in and may his condition improve quickly.

  4. Jayce on Jun 24, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this interesting articles.

    Most of us are unable to see them with one’s naked eyes. Theses spirits are also subject to birth and death. They are not going to stay permanently in the spirit form. They too exist in the same world where we live. When a person dies, they enter the intermediate Bardo state, from which they may be reborn in this world in a human or animal body or in the ghost world in a ghost body. We termed them as ghost / spirits. There are visible and invisible beings or spirits in the same way as there are visible and invisible lights. We need special instruments to see the invisible light and we need a special sense to see the invisible beings.

    As example, When a person dies, karmically starts to disassociates with our mind , they enter the intermediate Bardo state for 49 days as the estimated time it takes for the spirit to be reborn again into a new life. SO it is important for us to practice death meditation. By meditating on we do not own this body, Our bad habits become easier to let go of, our feeling of hatred become less, we become less attached to all the samsaric pleasure.

    When we practice death meditation every single day, at the time of death , under consciousness transference, We be able to visualize Buddha and chant mantra automatically and reminds us of virtuous activity. When we are dying we focus on dharma practice, It will open up the good karma that we have accumulated, and from here, our consciousness will leave from the crown of our head and taking a very good rebirth.

    We should have compassion to spirits as they are in much suffering too. It is due to the attachment that they holding on , they have reborn in this realms which with so much sufferings. We should always dedicate prayers to them to have good rebirth and have opportunity to practice Dharma.

  5. Lin Mun on Jun 22, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this article.

    It is very interesting and you provided a few ways to eliminate negative energy and spirits. I think this is useful as some may not know the methods and will always go to ‘bomoh’ once they have this type of problem. Not knowing that sometimes, it brings more negative energies that helping them.

  6. David on Jun 22, 2016 at 6:08 am

    Very interesting read appreciated

  7. Beatrix Ooi on Jun 20, 2016 at 4:16 am

    This is a very useful article because there’s a lot of people who are experiencing spirit disturbances and have no one to turn to, this article provides the valid reasonings and solutions (AND they are extremely effective). I highly recommend everyone to purchase a Dorje Shugden chakra from vajrasecrets.com, it is extremely powerful and if you have faith in the protector, you will definitely feel the difference between having and not having the chakra by your side.

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  8. JP on Jun 19, 2016 at 4:51 pm

    Dear Pastor David,

    What you wrote is very helpful coz many people whom I’ve met who have paranormal encounters are usually confused as to what protection actually works. When I had paranormal experiences before I met Rinpoche, I experimented with all kinds of protection like Taoist talisman, wearing crystals, and visualizing the white light surrounding me.

    What I find most helpful is reciting prayers of Dorje Shugden and Dukkar daily and as and when I encounter a spirit. As advised by Rinpoche, whenever I encounter a spirit either recite Dorje Shugden or Dukkar’s mantra minimum 7 or 21 times, then bless the spirit by blowing at it. Have compassion towards them as they are suffering in the spirit realm and it’s out of their control due to the negative karma they’ve created. When blowing, visualize billions of tiny Dorje Shugden or Dukkar (depending on which mantra you’re reciting) from the top of our head towards the spirit, blessing it. If the spirit is benevolent it will stay calm. If the spirit is malevolent, it will disappear.

    Based on my experience, if we stumble upon a place that has a paranormal presence, it’s best to leave the place immediately if we are not sure what to do.

  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Jun 14, 2016 at 3:27 am

    Thank you Pastor David for this article.

    The listing of symptoms is quite long and these are helpful indicators that we can use as reference when trying to determined if someone suffers from psychic attacks and provide relevant advice.

    I also like that you include our attitude/ approach to deal with them, on top of the rituals or methods we can engage in (house cleansing, pujas and so on) and keeping protective talismans.

    Look forward to more articles from you!

  10. Uncle Eddie on Jun 13, 2016 at 11:06 pm

    Following what Pastor David has said, for the haunting of any negative entities, it is best to expect the worst! Therefore like many kind religious practitioners have said, if there is no necessity it’s best not all to invoke, or try to engage with any of these negatities, if one does not know how to protect oneself in case of any need arising! We are indeed fortunate and should be much grateful that we have today received so many interesting and illuminating spiritual teachings from H.E. the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. On these buddhist dieties, we learned how to make offerings to them, with many daily sadhanas practices, coupled with the chanting of powerful mantras and prayers too! All these practices will create immense blessings as well as positive energies or “Feng Shui” as the chinese said, to all of us and our families, also for all beings whomever we inwardly wish to pray for in our hearts! As said, reciting of mantras work as a prayer in itself, and consistent recitations with deep faith helps us to lessen our negative afflictions, align our minds and protect us from any negativities too. As a given example, reciting white Tara’s mantra will invoke protection and healing! So why should we need to contact anyone of those negatities for!

  11. NgJesvin on Jun 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm

    Thank you Pastor Lai for the sharing.

    It is very fascinating. I like to read book or article about supernatural and watch horror movies even play horror games. This kind of readings , movies and games always boost up my imagination.

    I was frightened by my parents since I was very young age. They always tell me and my siblings that there is a ghost under the water in our water tank, waiting to pull us into the water to drown us. He wanted our souls! This was actually to prevent us from playing the water while we were taking our bath. There are a few types of ghosts they used to scare us to prevent us from doing for our safety. Therefore I have a rich imagination with regards to supernatural things and this had inherited to my son as he always draw haunted pictures when he was in his very young age ( 2 years old ). This habit started to change after he attended Kechara Kids Dharma Class, 3 years back. He still likes to draw but the drawing looks more positive now.

    Thank you Pastor for introducing the paranormal protection. I am going to buy a juniper incense to purify and cleanse my house. Thank you very much!

    With thanks,
    NgJesvin

  12. Julien Roth on Jun 12, 2016 at 12:02 am

    I would like to address a few things that I found interesting about this article. But firstly I just would like to say that I loved reading it and that it was a very well written article Pastor David 🙂

    Okay, on to the first thing that I found quite interesting. This was that the strength and ability of our auras change due to the stated factors above. If I’m being honest I didn’t even know that each one of us had a aura, so knowing the different factors that affect it was very interesting. Stress in particular I found interesting. I didn’t know your physical and mental well-being would affect such a spiritual aspect of your body.

    Secondly was how we must always respect the spirits around us. My mum has always told me that we must respect spirits just as how we respect guests or other people. I mean, spirits were there before us. And they may not be harmful. But the last thing we need is to encourage any negative activity. I found this interesting because I could relate to this.

    Lastly, I found the fact that we should always cleanse our homes interesting. This is because when I moved into my new apartment recently, there was a cleansing going on. Puja’s, prayers and blessed rice. I never knew or understood the reasoning behind this. But now I do thanks to this article. Its to basically clear all negative energy and spirits from our place of living so that we are not open to psychic attacks.

  13. Wei Theng on Jun 11, 2016 at 7:48 am

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing these short, precise, easy to understand yet very useful article especially on various methods that we can use to dispel negative energy such as :

    1. House Cleaning
    – with natural daylight
    – Burn incense
    – Scatterings of sea salt
    – Place quartz crystal on top of salt
    – Prayer to bless the house – From my experience, i like the house blessings prayers by the Kechara Pastors or prayer team that normally by request or during the Chinese New Year Period. Special requested prayers such as Trusol are very good especially before moving into a new house or office. My friend who requested for a Trusol prayer earlier find the energy of her new office changed to very positive after the puja is done.

    2. Pujas / prayers (to understand more about why the prayers are powerful: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/the-power-of-prayers.html)

    3. Protective amulets – I use to bring along ruels when I am travelling alone or with family. Now I also wearing Dorje Shugden Pendants wherever I go to have the blessings and protections with me. 🙂

    4. White light visualisation – thank you for the detailed explanation. I learn new things ie after the white light visualisation, the last part with mirror on top to reflect back the energy and light to the world.

    The most important part is not to initiate contact at all with any spirits (regardless of whether we think they are good or bad) and respect them.

    There is always one thing that Rinpoche stresses to us i.e. to be compassionate with spirits as they are sufferings. Even it is to request them to leave, we should request with respect. It is due to the attachment that they are staying at a certain place or attached to an objects and being exist in this realms with so much sufferings. We should always dedicate prayers to them so that they can have a good rebirth and have conducive conditions to learn and practice Dharma.

  14. Wah Ying on Jun 11, 2016 at 1:36 am

    Thank you Pastor David for the sharing.

    As the article suggested, when we are not in positive frame of mind or we physically and mentally not well, we are actually more vulnerable to negativities. I have observed that, when the environment we are living in or working at is messy and not cleaned for a long time, our health would be affected, not to mention our mind. From my experience, when I happen to come to certain areas that I do not feel comfortable with, I will recite OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA, and imagine I was surrounded and protected by the light in a circle, as the blessings from Protector Dorje Shugden. And it’s effective, I feel protected, fear no more just in a short while.

  15. Pastor Niral Patel on Jun 10, 2016 at 7:07 pm

    House cleansing or clearing is something that can be seen throughout many cultures all over the world. In fact, even within my own culture, there is a custom of waving incense smoke throughout the whole house, to clear it of negativity. There are many other examples of house clearing and protection that i have personally heard about. For example, there is also a custom of burning coffee grounds. It is said that spirits cannot stand the acrid smell, and it clears negative energies.

    Coupled with prayers, which tap into the protective and loving energies of the universe, they methods can really work. For example reciting the mantra of Dorje Shugden or any other protective deity can really boost the effectiveness of whatever we do to clear our homes and spaces of negative energies and create a strong barrier against anything that might want to get in.

  16. Sofi on Jun 10, 2016 at 2:41 am

    This is a very helpful and with the many methods shared on protection on paranormal activities. Of course the best method is still don’t dabble in the paranormal or invite the entities for whatever reasons.

    With the White Light visualisation, I had read somewhere of this new age Guru who recommends that each morning as we take our shower, imagine the water from the shower as white light clearing away the darkness from our body and for our body to be filled with positive white light. Good start to the day!

    I definitely would recommend reciting OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA as it works wonderfully especially when I get the unexpected chills or unreasonable fear. Or to carry a Tibetan Ruel with you as it had been proven to work. An old relative who was not very well started seeing “things” and we decided to get one to hang on the living room wall. Almost immediately the visions stop and she became better.

    If you are afflicted in a serious way, do consult Kechara’s wonderful Pastors and arrange for pujas to be done. There had been so many testimonials of the effectiveness of the prayers.

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing with us and I will definitely start with the incense to cleanse my house.

  17. chris chong on Jun 10, 2016 at 12:42 am

    Thank you Pastor David for the information. What stood out to me more is the first way to be protected from paranormal attacks.

    Having respect for all these unseen and formless beings is very important. People tend to not understand the importance of respecting these beings. Some may feel fun to invoke them and try to communicate with them. They don’t know the dangers of doing that and often offending these beings which normally will be followed by paranormal disturbances. When we respect these beings by acknowledging their presence and try not to offend them, usually they wont disturb us. They will disturb us usually when we offend them with our actions or words, or there is a karmic connection between them and us.

    Actually come to think of it, these beings who are in the hungry ghost realms are in a worst position than us. They constantly have to endure hunger,thirst and loneliness. If we can bear that in mind and have compassion when dealing with them, we could make them go away in peace.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  18. Sofi on Jun 9, 2016 at 11:52 pm

    This is a helpful article “Paranormal Protection”. There are quite a number of protection method described here but the best would be not to dabble with the spirits in the first place, ie. seance, ouija board summoning, tarot card reading, visiting a haunted site knowingly for the thrills, etc.

    I had been describing my house as a “lazy house”, so I guess its time for me to apply one of your remedies and see if it has any effects. Hmm, on the other hand, if it does, won’t that mean there was an entity in my house? Some had mentioned “Ruel” to be very powerful and effective for clearance and I had bought one for each of my children. I remember that 2 year ago when my mother in law was 96 and not doing well as she started seeing things. We bought a ruel and hanged it on a wall in the living room. Almost immediately she stopped having “visitors”. Anyone interested can visit this site : http://www.vajrasecrets.com/tibetan-ruel-pendant

    The white light method is very interesting and I remember someone recommended doing it first thing in the morning as he showers. He would imagine the water from the shower as the white light washing his bad aura away and he is filled with white positive light. Good for starting the day off with.

    On one of the remedy mentioned and which I had often heard people using…sea salt (or tea leaves with rice…Chinese custom for new house), I wonder if we leave the salt there or to wait for how long before we clear it.

    I find chanting OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA to be super effective, especially when I feel sudden chills or unreasonable fear. Now Rinpoche had even kindly provided the music video of this mantra to be downloaded and we can watch or listen to it anytime. The link is here : https://youtu.be/hxuJI7rYNg0

    Thank you Pastor David.

  19. Pastor Tat Ming on Jun 9, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    Thank You Pastor David Lai for this beneficial article as it provides an insight into the paranormal, its nature, the dos and don’ts of dealing with the spirits and the measures available to protect oneself from harm.

    Due to ignorance, a lack of knowledge or experience in handling the paranormal, one may worsen the situation than actually rectifying it. One is advised to consult the experts to handle any difficult paranormal situation.

    If one has a religious belief, one should always tap into the divine for protection from harm from the spirits or malevolent forces. Tibetan Buddhists would for example go for refuge to the Guru, Yidam and Protector for protection from harm.

    According to the teaching of Buddha, if one has not created the cause to be harmed, one shall receive no harm. Whatever harm one has received or shall receive is due to actions of harming others in the past whether in this life or in the past lives. Therefore one should apply methods to purify these negative karmas of being harmed by spirits or malevolent forces before they ripen.

    Compassion is a virtuous mind that wishes others to be free from suffering. There is a story in the Lamrim or the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment teaching about a Tibetan monk who was protected from harm from the malevolent spirits when he had generated a mind of compassion for them!

    Compassion when developed further into bodhichitta is the ultimate protection from harm as it is a selfless mind that is fearless. Bodhichitta is a mind motivated by great compassion that spontaneously seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings. It is from compassion that Buddhas had become fully enlightened.

    In conclusion, we should not harm any sentient being. Spirits will only harm us if we had harmed them in the past.

  20. Martin on Jun 9, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    When we really think about it, there must be a lot more unseen beings than they are human beings. In fact, I would venture to guess that they are all around us and mostly minding their own business. And yet, most people are not subjects of attacks by these beings which would lead me to believe that psychic attacks are exceptions not the norm.

    One consistent theme that I keep hearing is how psychic attacks happen usually when the person is feeling down or suffused with negative energy. That would mean logically mean that a positive state of mind is a natural shield to these elements that seek to harm.

    Another consistent theme is to allow natural sunlight pervade our living space regularly. I don’t quite know the spiritual reasons behind the power of sunlight but it is a fact that sunlight deprivation can lead to a condition called seasonal affective disorder (SAD) which is a form of depression. Sunlight also kills bacteria and builds our immune system.

    Ultimately, receiving harm from these malevolent beings are karmic. How can anything harm us unless we have created the karma to be harmed. And therefore the best protection from psychic would be purification practices or those spiritual activities that increases merits.

  21. CindyH on Jun 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    Some of the ways mentioned actually bears some similarity to some commonly prescribed Chinese rituals (can’t recall if those are for Feng Shui purposes or Taoist rituals) prior to moving in a new house which I have heard or seen them being carried out. In particular, the opening of all doors and windows to let light and fresh energy (“Qi”) into the house, the “declarations” at the door that you will henceforth be living there and for that any “uninvited guest” to leave, scattering of rice mixed with sea salt at the corners of the house and even the “smoking” of the entire house by walking around with incense or the traditional small charcoal cooker with burning charcoal. Of course, no proper explanation was ever given and people just do them because it is customary or due to insistence from elders. Considering that customs and rituals are derived from many influences, perhaps the concepts are the same but differs in the items used.

    That being said, there is a significant difference in the treatment towards such “uninvited guest”. In other traditions, the goal appears to be the elimination of the spirits itself, hence the common methods employed to get rid of the spirits revolved around through imprisoning them in “special” contraptions or by condemning them back to their place in an eternal hell.

    In Buddhism, respect and compassion are emphasised since we understand that such spirits similarly, like us, trapped in the cycle of Samsara as dictated by the laws of karma. That is why the focus is through purification of karma of the person afflicted by the spirit and the spirit itself to end the karmic link causing such suffering between the parties. One such potent practice to heal people of this type of affliction is the practice of Trakze Dorje Shugden which can be found here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

    Thank you Pastor David for this informative article and it is always better to take preventative measures as we have no idea the magnitude of our karma. Personally, it is reassuring to know that I can go and seek reliable additional assistance any time from Kechara in the event of any unfortunate karma of being affected very malevolent spirit ripening (due to a past karmic link to this particular being from previous lives who is now coming after me).

  22. shelly tai on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:42 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for this useful information. I think is important to respect being that exist in samsara because they do have a lot of suffering as a buddhist we need to be kind totem I think they best way is to live harmony with them , and just to draw line with them not to create any disturbances and I think puja is definitely work .

  23. nicholas on Jun 9, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Thank you very much Pastor David for this beneficial article.

    It’s important for us to learn and able to do some of those mentioned especially for those who heavily travel because you may not know what is waiting for you. Due to our karma when the condition is right our negative karma will open and may attract this negative energy so it’s important that we know some of the ways for protection.

    I totally agree with what Pastor David said that we must respect this being as there are just like us with feeling too. Especially if we just move into a new house or a new place for temporary, they may be residing there earlier and what we should do is be respectful. Of course we may face an unfriendly one or a nasty one so what we need to do at very least is to protect ourselves.

    Personally for me I often did house cleansing with nice Tibetan traditional natural herbs incense from Vajrasecrets.com. I will do this by reciting Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha and walk around the house with the smoke from the burning incense. You will feel fresh after that .

    From the article it’s also important to note that our negative mind/action will attract the same negative energy from the spirit. It’s important to keep our mind calm and fill them with compassion. For me if anything which is beyond what I can manage or if situation getting worst I always seek advice or help from the Kechara Pastors.

  24. keng nam on Jun 9, 2016 at 2:57 am

    Thank you Pastor David for this post. As a young boy I was told I always see a bearded old gentleman in white in one of those red houses under trees or sitting in corners of streets. Spook the ‘hell’ out of me. So I do believe ‘unseen’ entities exist and this is a good guide to gently ask them to go away.

    Yes I am all for pujas too. An effective way to ward off negativities.

  25. Echeah on Jun 9, 2016 at 2:52 am

    It’s always the posts on ghosts, spirits, demons, bomohs, mediums and anything paranormal that always garners the most views, LOL.
    There was a time when after my father-in-law passed away that the family went to a medium to call forth the dead from the other side to have a conversation or so it seemed. That was apparently to show how much the family missed him and to find out how he was and if he was ok and needed anything. I refused to go and prevented my kids from attending either. I knew that once you open the gates, there can be no telling what might emerge. I wanted no part in it.

    It unfortunately sparked a furious reaction from the very pious individuals that I was unfilial or did not respect or give face. To them, it’s only the medium and the spirit of the father, what’s so bad about that? I was told later that when the medium took trance “of the father”, he sounded exactly like him and even knew details of family members who attended. They were totally convinced that it was him. I was told also that “father” even mentioned my name and asked where I was. True or not, I’ll never know, but I knew it was a jab in the side, to make me feel guilty. But ok, I take it as a joke.

    Then when they asked whether there was anything he needed, they got a long list. Then as expected, the centre had every item he needed. They spent thousands buying the required paper items: phones, bungalows, servants, cars, computer (I wonder why the old man would need one let alone know how to use it) you name it all supplied by the centre. It was a no brainer. After they got the list from “the other side”, would they have dared to turn away and not buy them or leave out an item or two? No way of course. Then it came as no surprise that some of the family asked for 4-D numbers, and they bought big.

    Ok a lot of it is cultural. I don’t judge or criticise their way of thinking but I did feel the need to stand up for what was right for me and not be forced into anything I wanted no part of.

  26. Sarah Yap on Jun 9, 2016 at 2:25 am

    Thank you Pastor David, very nice and informative article.

    When you mentioned about how incense powder have the power to purify an area, it reminded me about my friend’s father, who’s in the business of selling some rare and special wood in Malaysia. He would acquire many of these ‘powerful’ wood and objects, and many of the local witch doctors and even local folks will buy it from him for protection or healing. They apparently fetch quite a good price as well.

    It is true that Ruels and Chakras are very powerful protection items. I have known many people who receive visually significant protection from just by wearing these items.

    The white light visualization is very interesting, and I have learnt something new today. Thank you for sharing, it will certainly come in useful for many of us, as we are bound to one day encounter negative environments.

  27. Lew on Jun 9, 2016 at 1:47 am

    Dear Pastor David,

    Thank you for doing the research and writing this article. I can immediately think of a few friends who are regularly “attacked” by spirits and I will share with them your article. It will definitely give them more information and remedy.

    I have heard Tsem Rinpoche mentioned about dealing with spirits quite a number of times, and I really like what He taught (which is same as what you wrote), which is to be respectful and be kind towards the spirits. Buddhists way of handling them is to make peace, but I have seen many other religious’ way of handling them, is to crush and destroy them so that they will be bound and suffer forever. Rinpoche has mentioned many times that these spirits are also suffering and they too deserve kindness and care.

    You have also mentioned one important point here, which is not to initiate contact with them. I think some people out of greed initiated contact, hoping the spirit can bring some wealth to them, or perform some tasks. As Buddhists, we should not take refuge in these spirits, but should only take refuge in full enlightened Buddha. This is to avoid us from getting us into trouble in future.

  28. Chong Pee Bee on Jun 9, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Thank you Pastor David Lai for the article.

    From this article, I have learnt that :

    Unseen entities are everywhere, no matter in the East or in the West. We are not advisable to communicate with or invoke spirits and other entities as we can never truly know their nature and once invoked and they can be very difficult to dispel or send away.

    There are some preventive measures to protect ourselves from unseen entities:
    Respect them -If we sense the presence of an entity, we should be respectful to them.
    Drawing the Line – by politely ask the entities to leave you alone and end all communications if we have previously established
    House Cleaning – It is best to cleanse our home from all traces of negative energies including our own on a regular basis.
    Perform prayer – there are prayers and rituals called pujas. In fact, several Buddhas like Palden Lhamo, Sengdongma and Dorje Shugden are propitiated for their special protection against harmful malevolent entities.
    Protective talismans – We can also draw upon a rich tradition of religious icons and protective talismans from our faith for protection
    We should never enter or remain in a haunted site with an angry or distraught frame of mind, too exhausted or ill. Negative attitude will only serve to attract negativities and especially negative entities to us. They will feed off the negative energy and become more active and stronger. In dealing with malevolent entities,

    It is important to be healthy and strong to deal with negative entities; in general, the physically stronger we are, the stronger and more impenetrable our psychic aura.

    As for the haunting of any negative entities, when all else above fails, it is best to reach out to a psychic medium, healer, priest, monk or lama if we sense that your energy field has been compromised, we can consult the Buddhist pastors who have experience dealing with such negative entities.

    Thank you
    Pee Bee Chong

  29. Pammie Yap on Jun 8, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    Thank you PDL for the interesting post.

    The photos were quite a sight!
    But it’s the information that I was interested in. Not only it can be applied to spiritually inclined people but also to the non spiritual ones. I didn’t know that crystals and salt play an important role in cleansing and the places that they should be placed. After the above, I think I need to purify my home often, just in case.

    I absolutely love the juniper sold in Kechara Paradise outlets and not forgetting all the different types here http://www.vajrasecrets.com/incense

    One more thing, we should never try to make contact to ask for help with entities we do not know for we will never know their intention. Always take refuge in the 3 Jewels instead of those entities.

  30. Louise Lee on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    Wow … Thank you Pastor David!

    这篇文章的分享实在太好了。 因为常常都会听到一些人遇到邪灵的干扰,也不明白。现在明白了。看来很多人都是一时的好奇惹上了麻烦。有些东西我们是不可以玩的。

    Pastor 说的最好的就是要互相尊重与担心邪灵干扰的一些法宝。

    我是一名佛教徒,当然是选择以一些佛教徒途径的方式保护家人。谢谢。

  31. Stella Cheang on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:49 pm

    Regardless which faith we believe in, there are always active seeker or believer of the unseen. Whether we like it or not, we are surrounded by the unseen, thankfully, most of us are blessed with the karma or protection to not be in any contact with them. Hence, it is good to apply some these good measures as shared by Pastor David to protect ourselves and family members against possibility of a malevolent entity. It is in our interest to develop a keen mind to identify the symptoms and confirm paranormal infestation.

    As I am a Tibetan Buddhism practitioner, should I or people I know encountered such mishap, I will not hesitate to advise them to take refuge from the Three Jewels and recommend them Dorje Trakze practice (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html) at the meantime urge them to consult Kechara Pastors who are experience in dealing with such situation.

    Thank You Rinpoche and Pastor David for this informative article. I hope people who are plagued with the affliction are able to find help through Kechara.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

    • Stella Cheang on Jun 8, 2016 at 7:16 pm

      Correction:

      Nonetheless, it is good to apply some these good measures as shared by Pastor David to protect ourselves and family members against possibility of a malevolent entity. It is in our interest to develop a keen mind to identify the symptoms and confirm paranormal infestation.

  32. Fong on Jun 8, 2016 at 6:40 pm

    Though the supernatural does not fascinate me, rather it frightens me, I feel that I need to know how to protect myself. Growing up on the road leading to the local cemetery, I was scared of the dark as the road had no street lamps.

    What I noticed is that you do not mention obliterating the entities. Instead, you talk of requesting them to leave your living space alone. I find that very different from the shamans that were in our town. They talked of banishing or obliterating the entities.

    Never wanted to think about all these things before as I was really scared, so scared that I thought that the mere thought of the entities will make them latch to me.

    After starting Sunday Class at Kechara House, I started to understand a bit more. Under Pastor Han Nee, I learned that in Buddhism we should think of these entities as beings in a different realm but still within Samsara. They are suffering just as we are. Though we should be careful in our dealings with them or preferably not deal with them, we should empathize with them.

    As such, I always chant “OM BENZA WIKI BITTANA SOHA” nowadays whenever I feel uneasy and when I get goosebumps. In my mind, I think of it as protecting myself and at the same giving them a little blessings with the protector mantra.

    I was also made to understand that having blessed thangkas or Buddha images do help in protecting the home. I was told that these thangkas or Buddha images, though may not directly ‘chase’ away the entities, they can keep their malevolence at bay. Hope that is true.

    I remember in one of Rinpoche’s youtube teachings that malas that we have been using to do our mantras can be great talismans too. Anyway, I keep a few strands of mala in my handbag with me.

    Thanks for an different kind of post. It’s not as uncomfortable for me now as it was a year ago. Thanks for an interesting read though.

  33. Paul Yap on Jun 8, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    Spirits are often very tricky and manipulative. They often pretend to be nice at first but eventually will caused harm and disturbances to our lives. We should take refuge in 3 jewels for protection and not make any contacts with these unknown spirits. We should seek proper guidance and help with qualified teachers and personnel when encounter spirits issues.

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  • 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.

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  • 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
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
    Join our blog chat session this Saturday 11AM – 12PM (GMT +8) on the topic of:

    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

    At one time there was a god by the name of Rudra who was originally part of Mahadeva’s retinue. He was a very fierce being who also had many of his own consorts. Together with his consorts he began to oppress sentient beings, and promoted violence and unethical behaviour. At that time, Heruka once again arose, and in a dance of great compassionate wrath, liberated Rudra and his consorts from their physical bodies, sending their minds to pure lands. The places where Rudra’s body parts fell became charnel grounds. …read more by clicking the following link:

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/twenty-four-holy-places-eight-great-charnel-grounds.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:07 AM
    This year Wesak Day fall on 10 of May. This day is very special and meaningful to me because I will visit Kechara Forest Retreat(KFR) to join some meritorious event there.
    For me, Wesak is a day to commemorate Buddha Sakyamuni in three aspect( Birth , Enlightened, Nirwana).
    While we celebrate Wesak, we must remind ourselves to learn from Buddha teachings and practice it in order to gain attainment.
    Thanks Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing in order to create more understanding on Wesak Day.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/wesak-day-special-on-rtm-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:10 PM
    OMG! This is very touching. To see a doggie who never left go of his owner in spite of death. Way more powerful than many who proclaimed “till death do us part.” Just like the human, not all doggies are as loyal as this tear-jerking pet, but I truly believe almost all doggies offer unconditional love to the person who feeds and cares for them. Even when they are stray animals. There was a stray dog who will run two streets from the entrance of the “Taman” until the car stops in front of the house, just to greet me. You can imagine the warm and conviction in my heart that these beings are more than capable of loving than many of us, human! Thank you for this lovely sharing. I miss my doggie, Sherab.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 06:00 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for this amazing sharing. There is no doubt about the ability of our Guru, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. His incarnations have been compassionate and taken rebirth to return and spread the dharma so that sentient beings can benefit and learn some dharma in our short life.

    We shall never doubt our Guru; but must see that He is one with our Yidam and Protector, an attained being. Even if our Guru does not demonstrate clairvoyance abilities, we must never contest our Guru, for he holds the key (dharma) that can liberate us from eternal suffering in samsara.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 05:50 PM
    Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow, for the illustrated miracle story on how Rinpoche guided Cynthia and Marici away from danger through protector’s practice. The unseen exist, whether we like it or not. Some of them are malicious and have the affinity or karma with some of us. Hence they can cause harm and disturbance. By engaging in Protectors’ practice like Dorje Shugden and Setrap that have been practiced by the high lamas of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism, we are protected and guarded against harm.

    Rinpoche is compassionate and only want the best for us. His teachings are not meant to show off the power of the divines but offer us a way out from our desperate samsara conundrum that binds us from engaging in deeper spiritual practice. Rinpoche always teaches us to focus on mind transformation and Tsongkhapa practice. How fortunate we are to have met Rinpoche in this lifetime. We must not let this rare and precious opportunity go to waste.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-12.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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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
: This picture says it all. Click on it to enlarge and read and please share.
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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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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.
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks ago
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
4 weeks 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.
4 weeks 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.
1 month ago
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
1 month ago
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!
1 month ago
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!
1 month ago
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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