藏传上师会出错吗?

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世界各地的朋友们:

多杰雄登议题是个棘手且日益恶化的难题,更甚的是它不会自行化解。本文目的不是为了批评嘉瓦仁波切,也不是为了贬低、严责或含沙射影些什么。我希望能提出三项辩题,来协助你更深入思考雄登议题。在格鲁寺院,辩经是学习、保存和理解佛陀教法不可分割的一部分。因此,我阐述了三个辩论假设情景。

因此,这里所阐述的问题或答案都不是一成不变或确切的,它们仅是我的想法。我希望大家能仔细研读,同时不被我所提出的感到冒犯;不管我说了些什么,我对嘉瓦仁波切仍心存最深的敬意;而我对嘉瓦仁波切、我的上师们、我的修行和我的护法的信心也不会动摇。我选了中间道路。我无法允许自己不喜欢任何人,或不喜欢包括嘉瓦仁波切在内的的其中一位上师。对我上师的尊敬和信心不代表我无法对他们所做的、我无法理解的或我认为无法利益他人的决定,提出质疑。根据《事师五十师颂》(Gurupancasika),我可以恭敬地向包括嘉瓦仁波切在内的上师提出疑问。有些人认为,要对修持雄登法门的上师、嘉瓦仁波切和雄登护法三者同时生起敬意,是不可能的事。我在这方面毫无问题,我可以对三者同时生起敬意。

我跟嘉瓦仁波切的三昧耶,与我跟其他授我教诲上师之间的三昧耶同等重要。事实上,我从某位上师处获得的教诲,包括嘉瓦仁波切在内的其他上师皆无权推翻。

对于其他上师赐予我的修持法门,嘉瓦仁波切不可以吩咐我舍弃这个修持或那个修持。我跟从我的上师,并非因为他们名声高或威望高,而是因为他们改变了我的生命。因此,我恭敬地持续我的修持,并且希望嘉瓦仁波切有一天能迅速地以和睦友好的方式,将影响全球百万人、导致寺院、僧人和社区分离的雄登议题画上休止符。除了跟嘉瓦仁波切之间的三昧耶,我跟其他上师的三昧耶也同等重要。但是,嘉瓦仁波切却不能因为他是我们的俗世领袖或地位高,而推翻我们跟其他上师的三昧耶。地位在灵修修持和我该遵从哪位上师方面,没有立足之地。

我们追求一个和睦友好的解决方案。祈愿修持雄登法门的领袖能在短期内跟西藏领袖会面,以双赢的方式解决雄登冲突。在所有的冲突中,不管对还是错,重要的是,双方坐下来面对面进行对话。自1996年起,来自不同雄登社区的领袖,已经以书面方式要求与嘉瓦仁波切会面讨论雄登议题。不过,迄今为止嘉瓦仁波切与其私人办公室一直都未对会面发出只言片语。这项会面可以在嘉瓦仁波切位于达兰萨拉的居所,或者在一个他选择的地点进行。

这项问题不会自行消失,况且问题并非由雄登社区而起。400年前就已经有几百万人修持雄登法门至今。它不可能单凭嘉瓦仁波切一句话,而突然变成一项错误或具破坏性的法门。几百位其他说雄登法门利益众生的高僧大德又如何呢?他们全都错了吗?凭什么说他们全都错了?因为他们没有崇高的身份和地位?嘉瓦仁波切在许多公开场合上反对雄登法门,如此做法伤害了许多人的感情;我们希望能有一个和平对话,要求嘉瓦仁波切意识到他的谈话对许多人造成伤害。

假使嘉瓦仁波切能够“宽恕”共产党与它在西藏造成的所有破坏,为何他不能“宽恕”雄登人,跟雄登人会面?可以肯定的是,雄登人对西藏和其他地区所造成的“破坏”相对来得少。事实上,根本就没有造成任何破坏。是时候开始进行调停与和解了。在任何国家,一旦发生冲突,如果涉及的一方愿意与对方领袖和谈,领袖理应进行会面,尽快化解冲突。我非常期望嘉瓦仁波切或西藏领袖能跟雄登社区的领袖会面,为这项问题寻求一个双赢的解决方案。这项会面只会产生好的结果。

当今领袖不该抨击任何信仰、修持或灵修道路。抨击一个人的信仰,特别是抨击出自有影响力者之口,将导致禁令的发布。这(抉择)完全取决于个人。它既毫无助益又带来隔离。它制造了藩篱,而当今世界已有足够的冲突。

请详读以下的三种假设情景,从各种角度来审查,看看这雄登议题/禁令是否具备其逻辑性。请深入思惟这三个假设情景。在辩论种,你或许可以提出看起来不敬的问题,但是你的目的不是要对人无礼,而是为了从各种可能的角度来更好地了解一个状况。我祝福你。

詹杜固仁波切 

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假设情境(一):
1.上师会出错吗?
不。
2. 是不是所有上师都会出错?
不。
3. 嘉瓦仁波切会出错吗?
不。
4. 所有的上师和嘉瓦仁波切都出错了吗?
不。
5. 哪些上师会出错,哪些上师又不会出错?
所有上师都不会出错。
6. 有可能所有上师都出错吗?
没有可能。
7. 是不是唯独嘉瓦仁波切不会出错,其他上师都可能出错?确实如此的话,原因何在?
答案是否定的。
8. 嘉瓦仁波切是不是唯一获得最高证悟的上师?
不是。
9. 当另一位上师获得成就,他们的成就是不是跟嘉瓦仁波切同等?
是。
10. 假使有成就的上师无法跟嘉瓦仁波切相提并论,那么,佛位是不是拥有不同的层次。你的意思是有些佛比另一些佛的成就高?
不。
11. 嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,嘉瓦仁波切却不会出错?
不。
12.假使嘉瓦仁波切不会出错,那为何他拜会出错的上师为师?
不,嘉瓦仁波切的上师不会出错。
13. 假使嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,他们会不会除了传授嘉瓦仁波切及世界雄登修持法门以外,还在其他方面有所失误?
不。
14. 嘉瓦仁波切的其他教诲是否也有可能出错了,因为他的教诲由会出错的上师所传承下来?
不。
15. 假使嘉瓦仁波切的上师不会出错,为何雄登修持会是一个错误?
它不是一个失误。
16. 哪位上师或权威单位决定了哪位上师不会出错,哪位上师又会出错呢?
没有一位上师会出错。
17. 透过轮任、选举或血统遴选的宗教领袖都不会出错?
不。
18. 嘉瓦仁波切曾在其他方面出错?
没有。
19.假使嘉瓦仁波切会出错,那么他的前世也同样会出错?
不。
20. 为何嘉瓦仁波切的感受和看法驾驭其他所有上师的感受和看法?
不,并非如此。
21. 为何每位藏传佛教徒必须跟嘉瓦仁波切而不是其他上师,保持干净的三昧耶关系?为何跟嘉瓦仁波切之间的三昧耶优先于其他所有上师的三昧耶?
它不该如此。
22. 看官们你们是否会出错?谁告诉了你这位上师不会出错,是不可能出错的?他们凭什么如此说?
看官们可能会出错。
23.假使上师不会出错,他是否有可能示现错误?
是,有此可能。
24. 高成就、不会出错的上师是否时时都处于权高位重者,又或者他们有可能是平凡的隐士?
他们可以是无权无势之人。
 
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假设情境(二):
1. 上师会出错吗?
会。
2. 所有的上师都会出错吗?
会。
3. 嘉瓦仁波切会出错吗?
会。
4. 所有的上师和嘉瓦仁波切都会出错吗?
会。
5. 哪些上师会出错,哪些上师又不会出错?
所有上师都会出错。
6. 所有的上师都有出错的可能?
是。
7.是不是唯独嘉瓦仁波切不会出错,其他上师都可能出错?确实如此的话,原因何在?
所有的上师包括嘉瓦仁波切在内都有可能出错。
8. 嘉瓦仁波切是唯一修得高成就的上师?
不是的。
9. 当另一位上师获得成就,他们的成就是不是跟嘉瓦仁波切同等?
是。
10. 假使有成就的上师无法跟嘉瓦仁波切相提并论,那么佛位是不是拥有不同的层次?你的意思是有些佛比另一些佛的成就高?
所有有成就的上师,其成就都是平等的。
11. 嘉瓦仁波切的上师可能会出错,嘉瓦仁波切却不会出错?
是,嘉瓦仁波切的上师可能会出错,嘉瓦仁波切也有出错的可能。
12. 假使嘉瓦仁波切不会出错,为何他拜会出错的上师为师?
嘉瓦仁波切也会出错。
13.假使嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,他们会不会除了传授嘉瓦仁波切及世界雄登修持法门以外,还在其他方面有所失误?
会。
14. 嘉瓦仁波切的其他教诲是否也有可能出错了,因为他的教诲由会出错的上师所传承下来?
有此可能。
15.假使嘉瓦仁波切的上师不会出错,为何雄登修持会是一个失误?
嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错。因此,雄登修持是一个失误,嘉瓦仁波切传授的其他教诲和劝喻也可能是个失误,因为这些教诲由他的上师们传授给他。
16. 哪位上师或权威决定了哪位上师不会出错,哪位上师又会出错?
没有,因为他们全都会出错。
17. 透过轮任、选举或转世林选出来的宗教领袖都不会出错?
会,假使你是被遴选出来的领袖,你就必须是完美的人。假使你是转世的领袖,譬如杜固,你也不会出错。假使你是一位轮任的领袖,你也不会出错。换言之,假使你是当权者,包括了嘉瓦仁波切和班禅喇嘛等,你就不会犯错。
18. 嘉瓦仁波切会在其他方面出错吗?
会。
19. 假使嘉瓦仁波切会出错,他的前世也同样会出错?
是的,因为转世的是同一个心识。
20. 为何嘉瓦仁波切的情感和看法驾驭其他所有上师的感受和看法?
不,它不该如此,因为他也会出错。
21. 为何每位藏传佛教徒必须跟嘉瓦仁波切而不是其他上师,保持干净的三昧耶关系?为何跟嘉瓦仁波切之间的三昧耶优先于其他所有上师的三昧耶?
跟嘉瓦仁波切之间的三昧耶不该优先于其他上师的三昧耶,因为嘉瓦仁波切也会出错。因此,弟子跟本身上师之间的三昧耶应该比跟嘉瓦仁波切的三昧耶更为重要。凭什么跟嘉瓦仁波切的三昧耶必须优先于跟其他上师的三昧耶?
22. 看官们你们是否会出错?谁告诉了你这位上师不会出错,是不可能出错的?他们凭什么这样告诉你?
是的,看官们也可能会出错。所有上师会出错。没有一位上师在灵修上比另一位上师更卓越,因为每位上师都可能出错。
23. 假使上师不会出错,他可能会示现错误吗?
会。
24. 高成就、不会出错的上师是否时时都是权高位重者,又或者他们有可能是平凡的隐士?
不管位权位高低,所有上师都会出错。因此,权位的高低并非不会出错的保证。


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假设情境(三):

1. 上师会出错吗?
高证悟的上师就不会出错,一般的上师则可能出错。
2. 是不是所有上师都会出错?
只有一些上师会出错,视乎他们的学习、修行、思维锐利度和成就而定。
3. 嘉瓦仁波切会出错吗?
不,他不会。
4. 所有的上师和嘉瓦仁波切都出错了吗?
有些上师会出错,但是嘉瓦仁波切不会出错。嘉瓦仁波切是个例外?
5. 哪些上师会出错,哪些上师又不会出错?
学有所长、思维锐利和有成就的上师不会出错。
6.有可能所有上师都会出错吗?
不。有些上师是不会出错的。他们出错与否视他们的学习、修行、思维锐利度和成就而定。
7. 是不是唯独嘉瓦仁波切不会出错,其他上师都可能出错?确实如此的话,原因何在?
唯独嘉瓦仁波切不会出错,其他的上师都会出错是不合逻辑的看法。还有许多上师是学识渊博又获得高成就的;嘉瓦仁波切并不是唯一的学识渊博和修得高成就的上师。地位、权力和位阶并不是不出错的保证。
因此,跟嘉瓦仁波切的三昧耶并不是最重要的,反之跟我们根本上师的三昧耶才是最重要的。因此,要求我们放弃雄登修持及破坏跟自己上师的三昧耶是不是错误的?你去想一想。
8. 嘉瓦仁波切是唯一修得最高成就的上师?
不。因为当一个人证悟,不管是菩萨的层次(一地至十地)或者成佛,两者的成就都无异。换言之,所有佛都是平等的,因为不论他们的权位身份,所有获得成就的上师都是平等的。成就之间没有差别。否则,佛与佛之间就会出现不平等,那将是不合逻辑的。
9. 当一位上师修得成就,他们的成就是否跟嘉瓦仁波切同等吗?
是的,获得成就的上师之间是没有区别的。假使他们的成就是同等的,那么身份、地位和俗世权位也就无关紧要了。
10. 假使有成就的上师无法跟嘉瓦仁波切相提并论,那么佛位是不是拥有不同的层次。你的意思是有些佛比另一些佛的成就高?
当然不是。所有获得成就的上师都看到娑婆的真实相,并修成了菩提心和空性见。因此,他们的成就应该是无异的。
11. 嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错而嘉瓦仁波切不会出错?
假使嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,他们错误的教诲也会传授给嘉瓦仁波切,这些错误的教诲也就不限于雄登修持。因此,嘉瓦仁波切有可能传授给公众更多错误的教诲。既然嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,在他们传授他佛法的40年里,如果说没有犯下其他的错误是不合逻辑的。因此,我们可以预设嘉瓦仁波切可能在不知情的情况下授予错误的教诲。假使雄登修持是个错误,嘉瓦仁波切极有可能传授了其他错误的教诲。为何仅有雄登修持是来自错误上师的唯一过失?
还是嘉瓦仁波切的上师根本不会出错,因此雄登禁令是错误的,因为他的上师不可能出错。
12. 假使嘉瓦仁波切不会出错,为何他拜会出错的上师为师?
嘉瓦仁波切的经师不会出错,因为在一个全国满是有成就、学识渊博和修行有成上师的国度里,他们不会挑选国内最低级别的人来担任嘉瓦仁波切的经师。
13. 假使嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,他们除了传授雄登修持予嘉瓦仁波切以外,是否在其他方面也出错?
假使我们认为他们会出错,那么他们就有可能将错误的教诲授予嘉瓦仁波切;嘉瓦仁波切也可能在知情和不知情情况下,将错误的教诲传授下去。你来决定。
14. 由于嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,有无此可能嘉瓦仁波切所传授的其他教诲也同样出错?
假使我们相信嘉瓦仁波切的上师会出错,那么我们就要推断嘉瓦仁波切也会出错。嘉瓦仁波切怎么可能比他的导师更有成就?若是如此,他的上师应该拜嘉瓦仁波切为师才是。假使嘉瓦仁波切的上师不会出错,那么他们授予嘉瓦仁波切的雄登修持就不可能是个错误。要么所有方面都有可能出错,要么没有一方面是出错的。你来决定。
15. 假使嘉瓦仁波切的导师不会出错,为何雄登修持是一个错误?
正是如此。
16. 哪位上师或权威决定了哪位上师不会出错,哪位上师又会出错的?
即便是最高权威如嘉瓦仁波切也须从上师那里获取知识,假使他的上师是不完美的,那么可以预知的是嘉瓦仁波切获得的资讯和学识也是有瑕疵的。那么嘉瓦仁波切就有可能出错。嘉瓦仁波切是那一佛教教派的领袖?每一派系自有起领袖,那么按理说,嘉瓦仁波切并不是最高的权威,仅止是最有名的一位而已。他同时也是一位俗世领袖。俗世领袖会出错吗?你希望把嘉瓦仁波切视为西藏的前国王或是一位上师?作为国王(俗世的),他会出错。作为一位有成就的高僧,他不会出错。对这双重角色,你要如何接受?嘉瓦仁波切是一位会出错的俗世领袖,还是一位不会出错的高僧?假使他是一位俗世领袖,那么雄登禁令就是一项失误。假使他是一位高僧,那么雄登禁令也不是正确的,你是否有了结论?其他获得同样成就的高僧也会像嘉瓦仁波切的上师般出错?
17. 透过轮任、选举或血脉遴选出来的宗教领袖都不会出错?
假使一位宗教领袖是轮任的,自然会出现一些素质好的和一些素质不好的领袖。这得看运气。
假使是透过选举遴选出来的领袖,情况也是如此。假使是血脉转世的,情况还是一样;除非是一些有成就的高僧大德转世。无论如何,嘉瓦仁波切是不是唯一的证悟者转世?在处处皆是学者、禅修大师、格西、上师和高僧如西藏等国,嘉瓦仁波切是唯一不会出错的人?
18. 嘉瓦仁波切曾犯其他过错吗?
这就视乎你选择相信那一个版本。你相信嘉瓦仁波切是不会出错或完美的?假使他会出错,那么雄登禁令可以是一个失误,也可以不是一个失误。假使他是完美的,那么雄登禁令就是正确的。然而,嘉瓦仁波切是唯一不会出错的上师吗?伟大的前世班禅喇嘛也包括在内吗?班禅喇嘛学识渊博,前世今生跟其他几千位大师一同修持雄登法门。嘉瓦仁波切会是西藏唯一有成就的大师,其他所有人都没有成就、都会出错?你来决定吧。
19.假使嘉瓦仁波切会出错,那么他的前世也会出错吗?
既然他的前世都是来自同一个心相续,那他就有可能出错。假使他的前世是证悟者,就不可能犯错。再者,嘉瓦仁波切是不是唯一有才干者?你来决定吧。嘉瓦仁波切是不是西藏唯一的证悟者,其他人都没有证悟?这合乎逻辑吗?
20.为何嘉瓦仁波切的感受和看法必定优先于其他上师的感受和看法?
为何每位藏传和非藏传佛教徒只关心他们跟嘉瓦仁波切之间的三昧耶?万一我们并没有从他那儿获得教诲,是不是之间就没有三昧耶?万一我们从嘉瓦仁波切和雄登上师那儿同时获得教诲,为何我们的嘉瓦仁波切的三昧耶必须优先于跟其他上师的三昧耶?为何我们必须取嘉瓦仁波切的教诲,而舍另一位上师的教诲?这是不是说明了其他上师都无关紧要?你来决定吧。假使其他所有上师都无关紧要,为何还需要其他上师?那就关闭所有寺院,大家都向嘉瓦仁波切一人学习即可。假使嘉瓦仁波切有新的转世,既然所有上师都会出错也无关紧要,那么你会挑选谁做他的经师?
21. 为何每位藏传佛教徒必须跟嘉瓦仁波切,而非其他上师保持清净的三昧耶?为何跟嘉瓦仁波切的三昧耶必须优先于其他所有上师?
任何一位学者、辩论大师、博学多才者、证悟者和任何有基本判断力的人都明白,所有上师都重要。因此,跟所有上师的所有三昧耶都一样重要,同时也同等重要。因此,跟嘉瓦仁波切的三昧耶不该优先于其他上师?你来决定吧。
22. 看官们会出错吗?谁告诉你这位上师不会出错、是完美的?他们凭什么这样说?
是的,公众人士和我都会出错。谁告诉你嘉瓦仁波切或哪一位上师是不会出错或是完美的?或许只有嘉瓦仁波切告诉你他是不会出错的?嘉瓦仁波切批准自己是超越所有人,包括授教他长达40年的导师在内的所有上师?你来决定吧。
嘉瓦仁波切是基于他的学习、地位或政治权位,而凌驾于所有上师之上?假使是基于学习的缘故,那又是否意味着没有其他上师具备跟嘉瓦仁波切一样的学习能力?地位是一个人不会出错的保证?政治人物都不会犯错?请举出一位历史上不曾犯错的政治人物。嘉瓦仁波切是历史上唯一不会犯错的政治人物?选择一个你要走的方向,同时始终如一。假使我们认定嘉瓦仁波切是不会出错的,因为他是一位高证悟者,那么我们得出的结论就是——他不是唯一的。有鉴于此,假使许多高证悟者修持雄登法门,那么雄登修持就不会是一个错误?你来决定吧。
23. 假使上师不会出错,他可能示现过错吗?
为了更远大的目的,所有证悟者都能示现过错,因为他们已经没有我执。譬如,当佛陀传法时,他同时扮演了弟子和上师的角色。他示现在群众中提问,目的是利益在场的观众。为什么如此?因为观众或许没有相关的知识来提出疑问。因此,证悟者可以为了更远大的目的而示现冲突/矛盾。或许,嘉瓦仁波切为了雄登修持而这么做?你来决定吧。
24. 不会出错的高证悟上师经常都是一些权高位重者,又或者他们可以是一些平凡的隐士?
高证悟者林林总总,有不同的肤色、性别和层次。因此,即便嘉瓦仁波切是法王,他的成就也会跟一位平凡、没有政治权力的隐士无别。 换言之,所有其他上师的教诲,不会因为他是嘉瓦仁波切,而变得错误或正确。因此,当嘉瓦仁波切说雄登修持法门是不好的,而他的上师却说是好的,我们该相信谁,相信的基础又是什么?你来决定吧。
 

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 1:28 am

    This is such a wonderful change. People who take the time to research and think logically about the Dorje Shugden issue can easily see past the prejudice. I am seeing more and more of this shift away from blind hatred of an ancient and holy practice that has been maligned. Very happy for Suzy.

    Here’s the link to Suzy’s comment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s

    Suzy

  2. Soon Huat on Jan 31, 2017 at 2:14 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow for sharing this valuable article. I particularly agreed with below statement:
    “23. 假使上师不会出错,他可能示现过错吗?
    为了更远大的目的,所有证悟者都能示现过错,因为他们已经没有我执。譬如,当佛陀传法时,他同时扮演了弟子和上师的角色。他示现在群众中提问,目的是利益在场的观众。为什么如此?因为观众或许没有相关的知识来提出疑问。因此,证悟者可以为了更远大的目的而示现冲突/矛盾。或许,嘉瓦仁波切为了雄登修持而这么做?你来决定吧。”

    Whatever the attained and high ranked Guru does is to benefit us. We might not be in that level to understand their intention. Hence, strong Guru Devotion is crucial and it is always my guide in Dharma path especially when I am in doubt.

    Thank You to my Guru, H.E.25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for always being with us and guiding us regardless how much we disappointed Him.

    Bow down to my Guru’s lotus feet with both folded hands,
    Soon Huat

  3. Jace Chong on Jan 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    谢谢仁波切,博客团队以及罗胜彪讲法师分享这发人深思的文章。

    我认同所有上师(藏传)都不会出错,对假设情境3的第23题深思许久。

    “23. 假使上师不会出错,他可能示现过错吗?
    为了更远大的目的,所有证悟者都能示现过错,因为他们已经没有我执。譬如,当佛陀传法时,他同时扮演了弟子和上师的角色。他示现在群众中提问,目的是利益在场的观众。为什么如此?因为观众或许没有相关的知识来提出疑问。因此,证悟者可以为了更远大的目的而示现冲突/矛盾。或许,嘉瓦仁波切为了雄登修持而这么做?”

    因为相信上师不会出错也会同意上师“出错”是为了更远大的目的。雄登禁令对藏人造成分裂的同时也让全世界关注观音化身的嘉瓦仁波切,怎么会做出与自己提倡的世界和平相冲的禁令,也因此让多杰雄登法门更加广传。令我联想到的是,就像1959年嘉瓦仁波切以及许多高僧大德因为文化大革命而被逼离开西藏家园,虽然死伤无数,但另一方面,他们的“逃离”也将西藏佛教弘扬到国际平台。所以一件事情的发生,有不同层次以及各方面的影响。

    我常在思考的另外一点是,嘉瓦仁波切说修雄登者下地狱,那么为何多位雄登大师的转世一再承愿归来?最明显的冲突是嘉瓦仁波切的上师,赤江仁波切。上一世的赤江仁波切修持多杰雄登法门,这一世的赤江仁波切还是由嘉瓦仁波切在1985年4月23日亲自认证。这说明了雄登法门根本没有错,赤江仁波切也没有失误。这禁令是证悟大师为达至远大目的而设。

    但我相信已执行了20年的禁令也是时候解除了,是时候还多杰雄登一个清白。

    谢谢。

  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:19 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Tsem Rinpoche


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

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

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    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  5. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 9, 2016 at 2:21 pm

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

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.
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    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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    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
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    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
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 04:30 PM
    Miracles do happen,when we have faith and trust in our Guru.What is important is to follow Rinpoche’s advice and do as instructed by our Guru to clear the osbtacles all the way.Angie and Herry were so fortunate to have meet Rinpoche.Its because of Rinpoche ‘s compassion and caring for his student Angie’s life was saved.Infact Rinpoche has helped many people through his intervention, advice and instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing miracles stories which i enjoyed reading.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-2.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Apr 26. 2017 02:45 PM
    WOW….interesting a miracles true story. Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.Reciting mantras by family members and doing 20 pujas done at the monastery to help the baby. These proved that pujas, which have been done for hundreds of years in the monasteries are very powerful methods for us to overcome difficulties, create huge amounts of merit and for protection, good health and long life.This show us how powerful pujas can help us when we have trust and faith in our Guru.And with Rinpoche divination,the baby was born and now a healthy boy.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-1-2.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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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
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
1 month ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 month ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
2 months ago
The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
2 months ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
2 months ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
3 months ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
3 months ago
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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This is a good one to read
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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