A Tale of Mari – INCREDIBLE!!!!

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This video below is a trailer of the movie, A tale of Mari and 3 puppies. It is a Japanese film which was released in the year 2007. The movie is based on a true story in the 2004 Chuetsu earthquake.

On October 23, 2004, a dog named Mari gave birth to 3 puppies in a village in Japan. That very evening, an earthquake of 6.9 magnitude struck Japan and shattered the entire village including Mari’s house.

The grandfather of Mari’s family was alone at home that day. He could not get out of the house in time because he suffers from a neurological disorder. The earthquake left him trapped under a wardrobe. Mari courageously tried to save him and even though she could not do so, she did not give up!! She went back and forth making sure her puppies were okay and then went back to the grandfather over and over again!

The grandfather was so touched and inspired by Mari that he was determined to push off the wardrobe and free himself. How moving! Mari’s story was later frequently reported in the media, made into a book and even a movie!! The story serves as an inspiration to many people in Japan.

Along with the trailer below is an English translation… and if you really like the movie, there is a 13-part video below with English subtitles on it!  Please watch this movie…be ready to be touched, moved and inspired. Please make sure young people watch this also….Much care,

Tsem Rinpoche




Mari the Japanese dog



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English translation of the trailer:

When two kids were playing around their neighbourhood, they found a puppy in a box. The little girl had an instant liking for the puppy. When they left, the puppy followed them.

The girl then ran to her grandfather telling him she knows what she wants for her birthday this year. When she brought her grandfather to see the puppy, he told her they can’t take it in as the children’s father does not like dogs. But later, he agreed with the kids to bring it back home.

The grandfather brought the puppy home quietly, hiding it in his jacket. His son felt something amiss and so he questioned his father and unzipped the jacket. To his shock, he saw a hidden puppy. From then on, the puppy became a member of the family. She was given the name, Mari.

After Mari grew up, she gave birth to 3 other puppies. Every day was bliss and they all lived happily. But unexpected things can happen any day.

One fine day, an earthquake erupted, collapsing many buildings including Mari’s house. The grandfather and both grandchildren were trapped in their house. Rescue teams came to know of their disappearance hence troops were sent out to look for them. At the meantime, Mari was trying to rescue the grandfather and grandchildren by digging the soil till her paws were bleeding.

When Mari heard the rescue members, she rushed to them. Feeling something was amiss, the rescue members followed Mari and she led them back to the house where the grandfather and grandchildren were trapped.

When a rescue member was bringing the little girl up to the helicopter, she asked if Mari and the 3 puppies could go along. The rescue member thought for a long time but was rushed by the other members as the grandfather was bleeding a lot. The rescue member then told the girl that his mission is to only save her, her brother and her grandfather.

At the hospital, the grandfather said that luckily Mari saved their lives and he could not believe it. The little girl missed Mari very much and was very worried for her. But her mother told the little girl not to worry as Mari is a mother and that all mothers will protect their children no matter what happens.

The brother told his sister that he is going to look for Mari. The girl said that she wants to go along. No matter how bad the situation was, Mari lived bravely. At last, the father informed his son that the rescue team was going to save Mari and her puppies. This story was an inspiration to all in Japan.




MOVIE: A Tale of Mari and Three Puppies


Part 1 of 13

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Part 3 of 13

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Part 4 of 13

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Part 5 of 13

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Part 6 of 13

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Part 8 of 13

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Part 9 of 13

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8 Responses to A Tale of Mari – INCREDIBLE!!!!

  1. Helena Chin on May 17, 2011 at 9:08 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this touching true story Mari and the 3 puppies, Its really sad and always make me cry in the beginning of the movie but its a happy ending that warm our hearts.. Hope you have a great day Rinpoche :)
    Much love..

  2. Lim KSJC on May 17, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    Animals are our friends and actually we are same with them. Try our best to appreciate them always and then try to use this appreciation towards all the living beings. Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful & touching story!

  3. Valentina Suhendra on May 19, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for sharing these moving video. I prayed for the day when humans place just much value on animals’ lives. It’s very heartbreaking to see animals who actually need love and care just like any of us being abused, abandoned, and neglected. My experience as a pet owner showed that dogs in particular (I do not have much experience with other pets) are very faithful to their owner. My pet dog always tried to amused me, treats or no treats. I definitely think of him as a better friend than some people I know.

    Much love

    Valentina

  4. Albert on May 20, 2011 at 4:56 am

    This is a very good movie not only suitable for kids but it can also put a lot of adults to shame, Aya and Ryota is just a kid, but because of worrying about Mari, they step out from their comfort zone and went into the ‘unknown’ journey,
    1. It is their first time travel so far without the companion of adult
    2. They don’t know what’s going to happen in their journey
    3. They don’t know whether they can arrive to Yamakoshi Village
    4. They know how dangerous of the shook in Yamakoshi Village

    But because of a pure motivation of saving Mari out from the dangerous land, they put all these fear aside and set foot out to the rescue journey, during the journey, they fell, hurt, scared, but they never let all these stop them and still continue.

    Even until they totally unable to continue the journey and was brought back to the shelter, they still didn’t give up…

    Lesson learned:
    In life, we face the situation what Aya and Ryota is facing, we don’t know what is in front waiting, but if we learn from them, put down the fear, step out from our comfort zone, then only solve the problem we face a long the way, because the worries that in our mind, they might not even exist!!!

    Mari
    being left behind where all villagers already evacuated, with
    1. no help
    2. no food supply (have to go round to search for it)
    3. no shelter
    4. life threatened
    5. no way to escape from the dangerous land

    with this situation, many people will lose hope and give up, they might just wait for death, but Mari didn’t, she fought for food, protect the puppies, save food for them even she is hungry (haha, i totally broke down when i saw how she suffers and yet still trying to protect her kids… oops… shameeeee~~~~~), even how hopeless it suppose to be, but Mari did not lose hope and she tried her best to survive through this crisis.

    But what important is, Mari tells us that no matter how difficult we are, how hopeless the situation is, but if we don’t only focus on ourselves, we purely just concern about the benefit of the other party, many things that seems to be hurtful to us will become not important anymore.

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  6. Martin on Feb 5, 2013 at 12:09 am

    Over time we have seen and heard so many accounts of how animals, dogs especially have demonstrated such devotion and loyalty towards human beings. Mari’s story is one of these and very moving because it is based on a true story.

    If we think of Mari not as a dog but as a human being then we see the picture of a very brave, loyal and extremely caring and kind person emerging – one who not only cares for her own children but also went through tremendous pain and effort, risking her own life to save her friends whom she loves as well. This is a very rare quality in people.

    Not only was this person left behind but she also continued to care for her children despite not having enough for herself. We rarely hear of such sacrifices and instead we hear more stories of human beings abandoning their children in orphanages because the children were inconvenient. Mari was selfless and noble.

    Finally we see a person who does not hold grudges and did not become bitter and resentful for being left behind by the rescue team and instead rejoices to be reconciled with her friends and loved ones. What an incredibly loving, selfless, smart and kind being this Mari is. But Mari is a dog and just by being in a different form most people would not recognize her humanity and that is where the pity is.

    Mari like all animals and all beings are no different to us but just in a different form and for that human beings kill them, eat them, tear their skin out, burn and boil them, beat them and cramp them in inhumane cages, take their young away and cause so much sorrow and grief.

    Why do we not do that to people who are less virtuous than animals and yet think nothing about abusing innocent animals who very often are more humane than human beings?

  7. Adrian Cho on Mar 7, 2013 at 6:34 pm

    This is a very sad and touching true story Mari movie, till I keep repeat to watch it. This Mari really so cute and adorable.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this nice movie to us.

  8. tong sun sun on Nov 26, 2013 at 2:57 pm

    有如此忠犬应该很满足了,以前老一辈的人都认为狗只是看门的工具,从来都不会特别注意或重视它们.反观现在的人会把狗狗当家人看待.无论如何有玛莉如此狗狗真的很幸福,只是看短片我都已经哭红眼了.看完整套应该....

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    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    10 months ago
  • Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
    10 months ago
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    Dechog our cockatoo at Kechara Forest Retreat grabbing long beans which he loves. Nice bird. We love him. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    1 years ago
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
    1 years ago
  • Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
    1 years ago
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    Dato' Ruby won the Bella Awards!
    1 years ago
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    This is a wonderful video for Moh Mei because she is sleeping in the KECHARA FOREST RETREAT CONTAINERS all alone...ehehehhehe...this is a new friend to keep her company....tsem rinpoche
    1 years ago
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    Answer to Jo
    1 years ago
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    The 2 tortoises in Tsem Ladrang, Kadro and Menlha are enjoying their fresh veggie meal.
    2 yearss ago
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    Organic vegetables at Kechara Forest Retreat
    2 yearss ago
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    This is Dorje our friendly fish that lives with us. He captured my attention the first time because he was exceptionally friendly. TR
    2 yearss ago
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    Mumus go bye bye!!!
    2 yearss ago
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    SP's mom said that she is from Penang. This is her first trip to bodhgaya, and she truly finds bodhgaya is very holy and spiritual.
    2 yearss ago
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    Very touching video...Buddha said it was very important to visit the four holy places associated with Him before our deaths. Remembering this, I had instructed Paul to take this senior group to Bodhgaya and make sure they are able to plant imprints. When this life of 'fun', money, parties and socials are over, we cannot leave empty handed. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Our two rescued tortoises who live at Tsem Ladrang happily and will be transferred to Kechara Forest Retreat where they will have much more space to roam and run. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Aki is the old African Grey that was abandoned by his owner. Because he is old, no one wanted him. Well we wanted him and we took him and in and love him. He is in a big aviary and he likes his cage. We leave his cage open at all times so he can go in and out as he likes. His cage is his security blanket. Cute. He gets nice food and sunshine daily and also we play monks chanting for him to be blessed. We love you Aki. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    Meal time for all the cute mumus!
    2 yearss ago
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    Dear james, very nice video of Kechara outlet and the activity led by Kien. You must always make more videos. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
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    This little birdie was at a pet shop. He has maimed leg, permanent damage to his wing and cannot fly and also one eye blind. I don't think anyone would want the poor thing, so I adopted him and keep him safe, fed and with lots of fresh air. He's also in a large aviary so he can be with other birds and not be alone. He is alert, active, and has a good appetite. I like him very much and will make sure he is safe, happy and has a good life. I name him Lucky. Lucky will always be safe now. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago

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Kechara Puja Team ~Cynthia Ng
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Daily recite Manjushri's Gangloma prayer and three rosaries of mantra minimum. Will be very blessed. #tsemtulku ~Cynthia Ng
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40 minutes ago
"If I can just be the way I am & you the way you are & we accept each other, world peace is near." ~ @TsemTulku Rinpoche
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White Tara puja at Kechara House main prayer hall was led by KH Ng and assisted by Tat Ming.May our beloved Guru be healthy to benefit many. Lucy Yap
13 hours ago
Penang Study Group completed 10 malas of White Tara mantra in Weekly Tuesday White Tara Puja on 22nd July'14
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~我们都是虚伪的?~ 从灵性的角度出发,当你经常说对人感到失望,并且是你选择放弃的理由,这不过是你掩饰自己不愿意面对的不足的另一个方法而已。毕竟在这个世界上,有谁是不会让你失望的呢?~詹杜固仁波切 http://zhandugu.blog.163.com/blog/static/14152094820145342811514/ From: June Tang (Khjb)
14 hours ago
~我应该教授佛法吗?~ 当我执行“任务”,教授人们佛法并指出娑婆世界的幻象时,他们觉得很难放下。他们指责我不让他们拥有自己的生活和娱乐。他们坚称自己不能、不愿意,也还未准备放下。然而,当我不传授佛法时,他们又说我没有履行职责,因为他们正等待聆听佛法。当我尝试训练他们的心识时,他们说我没有权力干涉他们的生活,而且那太难了。当我根据佛法指出他们所犯的过错时,他们又说我很武断。当我指出他们的行为将对他人和他们自己的未来会造成什么影响时,他们说我对他们兴师问罪,企图让他们产生罪恶感。当我提醒他们要投入修持时,他们逃避我,说这导致他们没有自由。当我出于关心督促他们学佛、实践所学,为了改善自己而转化自己时,他们离开、逃避和诅咒我。不仅如此,他们还联合起来在社交媒体上批评我,指我专制,并尝试唆使其他学生离开我。他们称我苛刻,让他们的日子难过。他们关上电话,在面子书上与我断交,不回覆电邮,并批评我刻薄、过分、强硬、难以预测、喜怒无常兼难以相处。他们声称我的佛法教诲令他们感到窒息,指那是异端教法,如同压力锅等。 那我究竟该怎么做?作为一名僧人,我应该教授他们什么?要他们更深陷娑婆世界吗?那我是不是还应该教授佛法?作为一名佛教僧人,我应该做些什么?我跟你之间的关系是什么?你为什么要参与佛法和请求教诲?~詹杜固仁波切 http://zhandugu.blog.163.com/blog/static/141520948201462041857911/ From:June Tang (Khjb)
14 hours ago
As Lord Buddha taught, everything big and small is impermanent. No matter how permanent it may appear, it is changing on a very subtle level the ordinary eye cannot percieve. ~ Tsem Rinpoche (Sock Wan)
15 hours ago
Westin Hotel served delicious hotel food to our homeless clients today in the soup kitchen. Justin@KSK
15 hours ago
We helped Makcik Isah, Shikin and her four month old toddler to be reunited with their family members in Dengkil. Their plight was highlighted by Team Leader Alfin last week. Justin@KSK
16 hours ago
Sheningdundok Puja - Based on the Heart Sutra, this elaborate puja clears strong negative influences, especially the supernatural, and generates a tremendous amount of uplifting positive energy for all. (http://vajrasecrets.com/pujas-1/protection-and-removing-immediate-obstacles/sheningdundok-puja.html)_PB
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