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,

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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 5 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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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    7 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    7 months ago
  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
    7 months ago
  • Dog with a heart of Gold
    Dog with a heart of Gold
    Description
    8 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    10 months ago
  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    10 months ago
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    Dear everyone, All sentient beings deserve to live, be happy and not hurt, including animals. We should never hurt them or eat them. Look how much this chicken welcomes a hug and love. Observe carefully. Don't eat beings who can feel pain because the karma comes back. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    11 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 years ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    1 years ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    1 years ago
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    Gongkar is our new bird for Kechara Forest Retreat's aviary. Gongkar never had friends and the original owner could not bring him to his destination. Now he is with us and assimilating in his cage within the aviary for a few weeks then released into aviary. Look at how much he wants attention from the other birds. Cute. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago

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CHAT PICTURES

One of our food recipients enjoying his food. Patsy @ KSK Penang
11 hours ago
Monday night food distribution around George Town, Penang. Photo #2. Patsy
11 hours ago
Monday night food distribution in George Town, Penang. Photo #1. Patsy
11 hours ago
You can say what you want, but I will practice as I like. ~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Don't look for attention for the sake of it as it does not last.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Oser girl looks like a soft toy~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
If we respect another person's spiritual path, we would never advise against it.~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Worship Vajra Yogini & ascend into Kechara Paradise~Tsem Rinpoche_share by Frederick Law
13 hours ago
Pastor Niral led Dharma Protector Puja and was assisted by Pastor Han Nee during the Qing Ming Remembrance Puja at Kechara House gompa. May all sentient beings be free from all sufferings. Lucy Yap
14 hours ago
"Body,Speech and Mind" offering to our precious Guru,H.E.Tsem Rinpoche's throne by Datuk May Phng during the Qing Ming Remembrance Puja at Kechara House gompa 30/3/2015.Friends and Kecharians turn up at gompa to offer candles and dedication cards and dedicate the merits to their departed loved ones. http://www.kechara.com Lucy Yap
15 hours ago
We are very appreciate the support and kindness of Pastor Yek Yee and team in conducted the Rabney & Soongdrup puja and Dorje Shugden puja at KHJB yesterday. And grateful to Pastor Yek Yee gave dharma sharing of Dorje Shugden and blessings for members. May KHJB will be continue grow and all the members will be protected by Dorje Shugden. Support the Kechara Pastors http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/support-the-kechara-pastors.html From: June Tang (Khjb)
15 hours ago
A precious opportunity to make an auspicious offering of pearls to Dorje Shugden on the altar of KHJB. The offering of jewels, actual or visualised, creates the causes for us to attain the real jewels, the Six Paramitas. Through offering such precious items, we also begin to cut our attachments to the objects we hold dear. In addition, decorating and beautifying a holy and powerful place of worship will purify one's negative karma and create the causes for life's necessities to come about. From: June Tang (Khjb)
15 hours ago
Qing Ming remembrance Day 2015 at Kechara House gompa on 30/3/2015,Dharma Protector Puja ( English) For Chinese session puja will be held on 1/42015.Time: 8 - 10pm.Qing Ming dedication cards are available at Frontdesk +603 7803 3908. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Fortunate ones who got personal blessings from Pastor Yek Yee after the dharma sharing on Dorje Shugden. From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
For our Dharma sharing, Pastor Yek Yee introduce to us the understanding of DORJE SHUGDEN practice and his benefits. From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
First Dorje Shugden puja progress at KHJB now. From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
First session puja in progress now. From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Pastor Yek Yee and puja team busy setting up the first puja at KHJB at early dawn. From: June Tang (Khjb)
2 days ago
Wai Meng has shared the introduction of Dorje Shugden with the members of Kechara Ipoh Study Group upon the arrival of Dorje Shugden to our chapel today. Kin Hoe
2 days ago
Celine has sincerely offered the butter lamp to Dorje Shugden in Kechara Ipoh chapel today. Thanks for her participation and stayed with us for the entire puja and cleaning up the chapel after the puja today. Kin Hoe
2 days ago
Kit Ping has offered a butter lamp to Dorje Shugden upon Dorje Shugden's arrival at Kechara Ipoh chapel. May Kit Ping and her family be blessed and protected by Dorje Shugden always. Kin Hoe
2 days ago
Through the kindness and compassion of our Guru, Tsem Rinpoche, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has invited Buddha Dorje Shugden back to Ipoh chapel today. We performed the Setrap and Dorje Shudgen puja and dedicated our prayers for our Guru's long life and good health. Our dedication extended to the victims of Germanwings airplane tragedy that took the lives of 150 people and we prayed for their good and swift rebirth. Kin Hoe
2 days ago
"The importance of Bodhicitta" from Day 16 of Lamrim text explained by Pastor Han Nee in English adult Dharma class year 3 , Pt.1. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Chinese Dharma classes,term two at Kechara House gompa this morning. Lucy Yap
2 days ago
Beginner ( level 1) English Dharma class at Kechara House gompa today, students were taught on "Vegetarianism" by Ron Wong.Pastor Gim Lee is the pastor on duty. Lucy Yap
2 days ago

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