Betrayal

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When I come across an article like Judas’ betrayal of his master, I am curious why he did that to his master who is deemed the Messiah.

There are a couple of views on this matter: firstly, he was not a firm believer that his master was the Messiah and secondly, he was a greedy opportunist, who took advantage of his master’s ‘fame’ to loot from the goodwill of his master’s followers.

It seems that his master already foresaw his disciple’s betrayal and in the end, he was forgiven together with everyone else:

Forgive them, for they know not what they do.

I also sometimes wonder why certain types of people go to houses of worship when in all honesty, they are not there for self improvement. But, there are those who genuinely want to change but due to strong attachment to worldly matters, in the end, were unable to change permanently and reverted to their ‘old’ selves.

I also always wonder why highly attained teachers, with their powers of clairvoyance and able to see what is coming with certain students, would still take such students in knowing that the teacher-student relationship is sealed for ‘life’. I guess it must be the teachers’ great compassion which overrides the ‘rule book DON’Ts”, thereby allowing the students the opportunity to collect some form of merits which they would not otherwise receive based on their inherent ‘bad’ behaviour.

Most ‘back sliders’ would support their actions based on worldly intelligence but there is clearly a difference between  worldly ‘intelligence’ and wisdom, as the proverbial saying which holds true all the time goes:

Knowledge comes from learning and wisdom comes from living.

In Buddhism, we say our minds are filled with delusions that focus much on the self, and its close relation, the ego.

To end this note, I would like to share a parable I read years ago from the Bible, known as the parable of the two sons. It goes like this:

There was a man who had two sons. He went to the first and said, “Son, go and work today in the vineyard.” “I will not”, he answered, but later he changed his mind and went.

Then the father went to the other son and said the same thing. He answered, “I will, sir”, but he did not go.

“Which of the two did what his father wanted?” Jesus asked his disciples.

“The first”, they answered and Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you.”

Isn’t this a great parable that keeps the reader guessing? Just imagine yourself as the father – who do you think did what you asked?

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  1. freon on Jun 21, 2016 at 12:57 am

    Dear Keng Nam,

    I like the thoughts on – “I guess it must be the teachers’ great compassion which overrides the ‘rule book DON’Ts”. I resonance on this.

    Many times, when we see such a bad attitude students around the lama, we will think why did the lama wanted these students, doesn’t it make the lama work’s more difficult? The lama have to have so may scolding, so much sleepless nite, so much effort to train such a students. Why did the Lama wasting time on these students, knowingly the student will betrayed and harm him.

    Some times ago, i figure out, if the lama do not take this type of students, what kind of student can the lama have especially in this time? Perfect attitude student? I think in this era, there would not be any perfect good students. And why did the lama wanted to take rebirth in this age? I figure that the lama choose to take rebirth in this time, even knowingly they themselves would be badly hurt just because the Lama wanted to save as many sentient beings as possible. A true Bodhisattva’s acts. It is like to take rebirth in a cave that full with scorpions, snakes, and poisonous animal. I remember in an article, previous Buddha once said about the bad attitude that Shakyamuni’s Buddha students will have, laziness, lies, ego, selfish etc. At first, we would think, Shakyamuni Buddha is a Buddha, why did he have this kind of students? And not those perfect students. The answer is simple- Shakyamuni Buddha took rebirth because He giving us a chance to be liberate. Shakyamuni Buddha is showing us the path not to have endless rebirth, not to hurt anyone and many more.

    Thus a Lama is really a rare precious treasure, which is difficult to find. It took effort for a students to keep promises towards our lama, and not to harm our lama, after all by listening to our Lama’s words it benefits us and sentient beings around us. To betray to a bodhisattva is to betray ourself. May i be mindful not to harm.

    Thank you Keng Nam, for this article

    Regards
    Freon

  2. Carmen Koo on Jun 20, 2016 at 6:01 am

    “Forgive them, for they know not what they do.” To some extent, this sounds like what we term in Buddhism as ignorance, and we act out of it.

    From the parable, what hits me most is that no matter what we say and what we do, at the end of the day, as Mother Theresa said, and I extract a short line out of the entire beautiful quote, “ for in the end, it is between you and God, it was never between you and them anyway”. Our conscience, and our karma would know what we have said and done, or not, and that is what really matters.

    Betrayal is a topic that many of us have experienced personally, and witnessed. I have personally witnessed countless cases of betrayals delt to Rinpoche, and yet, Rinpoche has never ceased in his compassion, love, opportunities, dharma, kindness and care for others regardless. Many of us would withdraw from one or two betrayals, and yet, here is Rinpoche who continuously gives to others without being bound by experience and circumstance, and continues to pray for those who have hurt him.

    Betrayal, like many other life experiences, imparts us with wisdom and knowledge to go beyond seeing it from a perspective stemming from “I”, to motivate us to not bring this feeling that we have “suffered” to others. It makes us conscious and weary of our own actions towards others. Perhaps the experience of being betrayed was meant for us, but how we use this experience is another topic on its own.

    Thank you for this article, Keng Nam.

  3. Fong on Jun 17, 2016 at 4:30 pm

    Betrayal is only in the secular world. I don’t think there is any real betrayal on a higher spiritual level as I believe that highly attained masters like Jesus knew what was coming. The act had to be carried out else there would have been no martyr and history would be different.

    From another perspective, attained masters practice love and compassion. If they with their clairvoyance can see the karma and the acts that a person carried, it would be what they have vowed to do which is to save that person from hell.

    But, the resultant karma from the betrayal will send him to hell! Here again he would have collected a lot of merits from walking the dharmic path. Moreover, he would have some form of imprint of dharma in his mindstream.

    Another point to consider would be that maybe, just maybe another positive karmic seed would have been planted for the next life.

    So, if the teacher does not do anything but instead turn away this person, then the teacher himself would not be keeping his vows or practice compassion.

    That’s just how I see it. Thanks, Keng Nam for the thought provoking article.

  4. Doreen Teoh on Jun 7, 2016 at 11:42 pm

    i believe everyone has experience ‘betrayal’ in their this short life be it when we are young, middle age or older. Experiencing the feeling of betrayal is the saddest thing is that it never comes from your enemies, but it comes from friends and loved ones”…the feeling of ‘betrayal’ can never comes from strangers and enemies, as we have set the defence mechanism, as setting out boundaries, no trust and cautiousness towards this group. The same mechanism will not apply towards friends, family, acquaintances as we have set this relationships at a certain level of trust and understanding.

    All this mechanism that is set comes from our own life experiences which does not comes with wisdoms. Buddhas and Gurus, have the clairvoyance to know the outcome of every students and sentient beings that they comes across, and yet knowing the consequences or the outcome of this relationship, the Buddhas and Guru still will continue to accept this relationship. When a “betrayal’ happens to us and Buddhas/Gurus, the outcome of the feeling/experience will be different, as a normal beings we will feel so hurt, anger and sense of lost/ or revenge, but Buddhas will have adverse thought, as Buddhas greatest sadness is to know another beings has left the teachings or dharma, and yet one is not saved. We have all this thoughts and feelings as we still have this “self” and “ego” that is so in us. Buddhas has becomes selflessness.

  5. NgJesvin on May 29, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Thank you Keng Nam for the sharing.

    The last quotes from the article ” the saddest thing about betrayal is that it never comes from your enemies.. It comes from friends and loved ones” has provoked my thought. I totally agree with the phrase in the quote because betrayal only comes from a person that we know, we care, we love or the people we are attached to. If we keep on feeding the feeling of betrayal, it will grow deeper in us. This suppressed anger and hatred are the poison that will lead to the three lower realms.

    Thank you.

  6. Boon on May 24, 2016 at 10:31 pm

    Thank you Keng Nam for this thought provoking article. I think in this world there are a lot of things that are more than meet the eyes. If we have the buddha’s clairvoyance and wisdom, we should be able to answer why things are played out in certain manner. But at this stage, I’d say that we could only try learn from the stories so that we could be a less ignorant person.

  7. Keng Nam on May 9, 2016 at 9:43 am

    I would like to thank you all for your comments on the article. Lester, you are right – there is a school of thought regarding Judas act of betrayal as a kind of ‘pre – ordained’ act. Well it has to be someone in order for the crucifixion to take place.

    Pastor David – your take on worldly intelligent v Dharmic Wisdom is spot on as well as the former is secularly based (with the 8 worldly concerns) will draw self into selfish acts.

    Vinnie – the parable of the 2 sons was indeed a ‘head’ scratching scenario. I have asked various Christian friends and they seem unaware of the right answer and when Jesus responded to jus disciples – I understood why the father considered his second son had done as he requested.

    This I observe with my 85 year old friend. He recently had problems with his neighbour about his overgrown hedge. The neighbour wanted it cut down. My friend has no physical means to cut the hedge. He asked him son to do it. His son outright refused to help. A day later, the hedge was cut. My friend thought the neighbour cut it. But his son told him, he did it but my friend did not believe him. He was still angry with his refusal to help.

  8. Phng Keng Hwa on May 7, 2016 at 5:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this article. it was truly thought-provoking and inspiring for our self-improvement and benefit. 🙂 This truly is short and simple, yet underlines and portrays the compassion and true form of betrayal in a very elegant and subtle way. 🙂

    The videos in the comment by NUTroll is really helpful and interesting too. 🙂

    Thank you for posting this. _/|\_

    Your student,
    Keng Hwa.

  9. Datuk May on May 2, 2016 at 11:52 am

    Thank you Keng Nam for such an interesting article.

    It is without doubt that Betrayals occur everyday but it is our reaction to such betrayals that lead us to sadness and disappointment and even depressions. How much these betrayals hurt us will greatly depend on how much trust we have placed on the individuals or circumstances, NOT forgetting on ourselves. Basically it is us who betrays ourselves the most.

    In the instance of our Guru, the 25th Tsem Rinpoche, even knowing that many of us ungrateful students will betrayal His love and teachings and be harmful to the Goodness that Rinpoche represent, Rinpoche strongly trusts that in having these students with Him even for a while will be of benefit to them.

    Such may have been the circumstances of why Jesus accepted Judas knowing eventually betrayal was the result.

  10. Uncle Eddie on Apr 30, 2016 at 8:33 pm

    In the depths of the ocean swims a single blind turtle, who surfaces for air every hundred years. How rare it would be for the turtle to surface with its head through the hole in the yoke! The Buddha said that attaining a precious human rebirth is even rarer than that. We have all obtained a precious human form, but a very high Lama once said, in itself, it is nothing to be proud of, for there are an infinite number of other forms of life on the Planet, but none are engaged in the kind of destruction in which humans indulged. Human beings endanger all living beings on the Planet. Like in the case of your “Betrayal” story, not only you are curious why Judas betrayed his master, Jesus Christ, who is deemed the Messiah, we all, are too! Dalai Lama has once said that we have been propelled into the cycle of suffering by our delusions and actions they provoke which are known as Karma. Due to the cause-and-effect relationship between our actions and experiences, we spend our lives enduring all kinds of our ups and downs, in endless troubles and confusions. Of course whatever we do now, according to the Law of Karma – the principle of cause and effect – has consequences for the future. Therefore, Karma can be understood as cause and effect in the same way that “every action has an equal and opposite reaction”. Jesus Christ’s disciple Judas, could have met with his equal opposite reaction, I believe! Thank you, Keng Nam, for your wonderful thought provoking article.

  11. Edern Tan on Apr 29, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Thank You for the really interesting article!

    To me personally, I don’t really understand what the parable was all about and what morals was it trying to convey. This is how I interpreted it: it was based on John the Baptist where he sowed the way of righteousness to the followers but they refused to believe. However, only the tax collectors and prostitutes believed him. Hence determining that the tax collectors and prostitutes would be ahead of all the other followers entering the kingdom of God.

    Perhaps many highly attained teachers, with their powers of clairvoyance, they are able to not only see the intentions of betrayal of their students, they are also able to see the good in them, even the slightest bit. Thus bringing them in hopefully to destroy the negative intentions of theirs and nurturing the good in them.

  12. Martin on Apr 29, 2016 at 2:05 am

    Thank you Keng Nam for this thought provoking post.

    Jesus knew that he would be betrayed and yet allowed Judas to be close to him. To many it may seem like the Messiah made a foolish decision. I never knew the reason until I met my own guru, Tsem Rinpoche who similarly loved many and have always allowed himself to be exposed to dangers and betrayals by those close to him.

    Why? So that those who might betray him can have the best opportunity to learn, be given love and to have the opportunity to earn merits and perhaps change their own karma. It is an act of high compassion.

  13. Pastor Loh Seng Piow on Apr 28, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    There are no less such “Judas” around high lamas like Tsem Rinpoche, Rinpoche treated them with only loving kindness and generosity, gave them gifts, bought them meals, gave them hours and hours of counselling when they are down, taught them hours and hours of Dharma, but in the end they still turned around and back-stabbed Rinpoche and his organization, and went out there to spread nasty lies about Rinpoche and his organization. Such a person we can only treat them with more compassion, because if they were so close to such a holy person with so much compassion and yet they could not feel it and reciprocate, but did the opposite, imagine how their lives would be like when they are out there. The main cause of such action is the lack of merits, and a lot of bad karma, that pushed them away from goodness and any spiritual progress.

  14. Lester on Apr 28, 2016 at 9:55 am

    Dear Keng Nam, Christianity (or the Abrahamic religions) operates on a different logic from ours. Judas betrayal is an event that must happen, in order that Jesus be crucified, so that God’s promise of universal redemption can materialise. In a sense, Judas was not acting out of freewill when he betrayed Jesus. It is simply preordained. There is a Christian sect somewhere in Asia Minor that therefore regards Judas as a saint. That aside. In Buddhism too, we may regard Devadatta as a traitor to Buddha. But few of us know that Devadatta in his previous lives was actually Buddha’s guru. As an advanced bodhisattva, he vowed to set the reverse example as a warning to other disciples. Buddha in the Lotus Sutra prophesied that Devadatta, who has been enjoying the third jnanic bliss in the Avici Hells, will eventually become a Buddha too. Just my ramblings. Have a nice day. 🙂

    • Keng Nam on May 9, 2016 at 9:56 am

      Lester – do you think Judas’ act of betrayal can be considered ‘Crazy Wisdom’ ? Just a thought…

      • Lester on May 9, 2016 at 10:39 am

        Hi Keng Nam, I don’t know. Christians certainly don’t buy that. Personally, I think Abrahamic religions make no sense. 🙂

        • Keng tan on May 9, 2016 at 4:33 pm

          Of course…breathe not a word of it…and even in Buddhism many are not even close to understanding this practice by erudite masters…

  15. Joy on Apr 28, 2016 at 9:39 am

    I stop wondering so much after learning the Dharma and try to not be quick to judge although sometimes you know in your sixth senses that some people are just not ‘right’. There is just something about their behaviour that contradicts yet the Guru is still so very kind to keep them close because the Guru is their only hope to collecting some kind of merits and Buddha imprints.

    Yes the nature of samsara is pain and suffering as Rinpoche has profoundly taught us the other day. There is no point in reacting to it because then we continue creating the pain. So no doubt there will always be those who will betray us, especially those who are close, but when we use the teachings of karma to view it, we must have created some harm towards them or others to be on the receiving end this time around… we ourselves must have betrayed before to be given the same dose of medicine… no one is holier than thou. As for Jesus and Buddha and all the great Gurus it is to show us the nature of samsara, our delusion and projections of how things or people “should” be and to teach us the greatness of “FORGIVENESS”.

    No one but will feel the pain but we our selves when we don’t let go. No one said that all brothers and sisters and fathers and mothers are suppose to be nice, there are those who are not nice for that is the nature of samsara and my karma to experience it. The Buddha’s teaching is the best and He is no doubt the best psychiatrist, everything stem from us, we should not blame anyone else. So if the world is hard to walk, we wear slippers to protect our feet, not cover the world with leather or in my case, rubber, since I’m vegetarian hehe. So when I realise that it all became so much easier to swallow and accept and move on… and like what you said Keng Nam “Knowledge comes from learning and wisdom comes from living.”

  16. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Apr 28, 2016 at 8:54 am

    As it states in Yonten Shigyurma, the guru is the foundation of all good qualities. So the betrayal of your lama is really a betrayal of yourself, because once you sever that connection, you delay your potential to achieve full enlightenment and the opportunity for any kind of improvement on the ultimate level becomes impossible.

    The feeling of betrayal can be viewed from a couple of perspectives:

    1) if you feel betrayed, it means you opened yourself up enough to someone else, to love and trust them. This is positive because it reflects you have the potential to be kind

    2) if you feel betrayed, it means you have expectations of your relationship with that person who betrayed you that went unfulfilled (like the second son in the parable shared above)

    The parable of the second son leads me to conclude that betrayal breaks trust, because once a person lies like that you can never trust their word again. Hence if we are always betraying people in small ways and on a daily basis, we are severely eroding their trust in us and we should reconsider our actions. Do we want to continue to chip away at our integrity and end up alone, or do we want to bite the bullet and be honest, even if it means experiencing some painful consequences now? Since we don’t like to be betrayed and lied to, equally we should not betray and lie to others. Why? Because when we have acquired the reputation of always betraying people, people will invariably be wary of us and stay away.

  17. Beatrix Ooi on Apr 28, 2016 at 6:48 am

    In our ordinary eyes, betrayal seems like a very common behavior which people oftenly portrays. It’s a very bad phenomena because if we can’t even have integrity and stay loyal to someone or a group of friends, what kind of human beings are we?

    The example given about the two sons is very good, because we always think that betrayal means hurting someone but it can happen in a very subtle way, just like what the second son did. In this case it may seem like a small issue but lying is lying, not keeping up with the promises we’ve made makes us a terrible person. We must always have integrity and do what we have promised no matter who and what the object is.

  18. Pastor Adeline on Apr 28, 2016 at 4:56 am

    This article brought us a different light on betrayal and how limitless the compassionate mind is. An enlightened being does care and love equally regardless. They accept beings as they are, going all the way to guide and help them like the space that receive everything without prejudice.

    Our ordinary mind works very differently. We betray, lie, avoid, pretend, have endless excuses for not being successful but at the same time we want god, our teacher, attained being to think like us and support our lame excuses for not transforming. This condition is the very reason why we do not see our problems.

    The above is the difference between a selfless and a selfish mind. Betrayal will not surface once the mind has shifted to focus on the benefits of others. Instead of wondering why ordinary mind works in a certain way, we should concentrate on achieving the state of the extraordinary mind.

  19. Vinnie Tan on Apr 28, 2016 at 1:56 am

    Thank you Keng Nam for for this nice article on betrayal. Personally I think it would nice if you could explain more on the part about the two sons. It would be lovely to know what is your views to that.

    To me, most people betray people like how the second child does. They lied and not do things letting it fade. Through that it feeds into our ego, laziness and sneakiness to what we are doing. It is sad to see that more people are doing what the second child is doing. It only shows how the world is degenerating. Thinking that by saying something, and not doing something is alright. It is just so sad to see things like that happening as it is happening to ourselves as well. Moreover, we do not like people that do that to us, yet we do the same thing to others. Reason being that this is the betrayal that we all feel.

    We do it with others that we betray them, yet when we are being betrayed by others we get upset about it. However, we do it to others anyway. It is sad to see how people’s mind fickle like that.

  20. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 27, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Judas’ story is likely to go down to posterity,as the classic act of betrayal of a spiritual teacher by a close disciple.

    Students and disciples of today are also repeatedly betraying their teachers, and as we examine these situations,it is becoming more apparently a case of their wanting to prove their teachers wrong and their ego right.

    Compassionate teachers will continue to accept such students(knowing their ultimate betrayal will take place) for them to have a window of opportunity (however small) to collect merits.

    Thank you Keng Nam for this sharing.

  21. Jacinta Goh on Apr 27, 2016 at 9:32 pm

    Always think of ways to benefit others, even though we know they will eventually betray us. Do it, even though we might not be appreciated by others or perhaps others will misunderstand us – these are the thoughts that come to my mind.

    Anger will only worsen the situation and the people that we wanted them to change. Only love can heals. It’s hard to practice, but Buddha and Guru have shown the way. So, we can do it too.

    “Forgive them for they do not what they do”. Generally people have the inherent goodness in them but when karma catches up, the goodness was overwhelmed by negative karma ripening. This is why we are trapped in samsara. I hope I get this right. Bottom line… before we judge others, better make sure that we are ‘right’.

    Thanks Rinpoche and Keng Nam.

  22. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 27, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Dear Keng Nam

    Thank you for this short but meaningful article. I think betrayal has existed since human kind exists. Even in our daily lives, we experienced betrayals of various degree big and small from people not fulfilling their promises to your love ones turning their back on you. Whenever I read about the story of Judas betraying Jesus, it immediately reminded me of the story of Brutus betraying Julius Caesar. The story is very sad and chilling and made us wonder and cautious as to who should we trust.

    Valentina

  23. Li kheng on Apr 27, 2016 at 8:12 pm

    Teachers who give monster students a chance at whatever dharma they can absorb is truly kind. Because monsters would have been rejected everywhere else they go because people would not be so tolerant.

    Also another point I learn is, betrayal always come from within because only those we trust have the chance to come close enough to hurt us.

  24. Pastor Antoinette on Apr 27, 2016 at 7:57 pm

    Dear Keng Nam,

    Indeed the word betrayal is something very painful.
    Nobody wants to be betrayed and on top you mention that most of the times it comes from people close to us.

    I think expectation is a crucial point.
    In Buddhism we are in for transformation. Our teacher and guide will do everything he can to help us improve. He uses skilful ways and does whatever is necessary for us to move on.

    In the end it is about ourselves and our motivation.
    I think we can even betray ourselves by not doing what we wanted to do or by giving up in front of an obstacles.

    “Impermanence need not be a bad thing” http://www.kechara.com/kechara-house/resources/lamrim-and-life/ from 10 steps to happiness.

    “At the time of death, only merits or good seeds from our virtuous actions can help us ensure good rebirths. It is the only path to lasting happiness for our present and future lives.”

    Thank you,
    P. Antoinette

  25. Pastor David Lai on Apr 27, 2016 at 6:11 pm

    Hi Keng Nam,
    That’s an interesting short little article about betrayal. I find the parable of the 2 sons quite intriguing. Would have been nice to read your explanation on this parable and what is the meaning behind the betrayal of the second son. Personally, I do find that most people betray teachers just like the second son. They do it because they don’t find the value in Dharma or the teachings of their faith and they let the 3 types of laziness take hold (unwilling to do, feeling not capable of doing and caught up in worldly affairs).

    Also, earlier in the article, you mentioned about ‘back sliders’ betray their teachers because they are following their worldly intelligence and not wisdom. Would have been nice to read an explanation on this one. Like how worldly intelligence encourages the ego, selfishness and acquisitions while wisdom encourages altruism, devotion to a teacher and renunciation. This is what comes to mind when I think of what you wrote.

  26. Louise Lee on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:50 pm

    谢谢 Keng Nam 的分享。

    我们常常就是如此的对待事情,大家当然会非常疼爱第一个儿子,但是我们绝对不可以放弃第二个孩子。 我们不可以因此而放弃,我们应该更加的耐心栽培他。他只是贪婪,应该还有要救的。

    • Pastor Shin on Apr 28, 2016 at 10:41 am

      Thank you Louise for sharing your opinion. Indeed, for highly attained teachers, in the context of the parable of the 2 sons, they will not be bias and choose the son who “did what his father wanted” and despise the other son, because these highly attained teachers or masters have compassion for both a ‘good’ person, as well as a ‘bad’ person (who perhaps needs more help and guidance)as ultimately, both beings need help to get out of samsara. A Bodhisattva has the determination to lead all beings without exception into final and complete enlightenment. But of course, that doesn’t mean the Bodhisattva will let the harmful person take advantage and harm other people just for his/her salvation alone.

      What I find interesting is that some Gospels suggest that Jesus foresaw and allowed Judas’ betrayal, one explanation is that Jesus allowed the betrayal because it would allow God’s plan to be fulfilled – Judas’ betrayal, for instance, is seen as setting in motion the events that led to Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection, which, according to traditional Christian theology, brought salvation to humanity.

      We cannot judge whether a person is good or bad easily, however, the best judge is karma. Everyone has ‘free will’ to do what they want, but ultimately, they have to face the consequences. Jobs 4:8 – As I have seen, those who plow iniquity and sow trouble reap the same.

  27. Pastor Niral Patel on Apr 27, 2016 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you Keng Nam for this thought inspiring post. For me two very important aspects stood out from this post. The first is that great beings always show compassion, whatever religion they are from or whatever form of faith they practice. This is a hallmark of someone that is truly showing others how to live a good life. This can be seen in this above, and many other cases around the world, especially as I have noticed, within the Buddhist schools as so much emphasis is placed on the development of compassion and focusing on others rather than oneself. This is even more so evident with great beings, who out of compassion and disregard for their own pain, keep those they know will cause some form of harm close to them. This is to ensure that at least they get good imprints planted within their mindstreams and even eventually live a good life, in this life or in future lives.

    The second is about the pain of suffering, which Keng Nam has rightly shared is caused by those closest to us, rather than our enemies. The reason being, due to our hatred or anger towards our enemies we are expecting them to cause us harm or misery in some form or another. Whereas we do not expect this from those closest to us. This is because we project on to these people the way that they should behave towards us. When they do not conform to these projections, we are hurt. They best way to live is in the moment, as it were. Not to let our thought patterns project our ideas on what a person should or should not be like in relation to us. This is the best way to live and not get hurt by such betrayal, for as Jesus said, they probably don’t even realise what they are doing is bad, because they are caught up in their own projections of how things should be. They right path of practice is to transform ourselves while encouraging others to do the same, through knowledge and through our own actions.

  28. Sharon Ong on Apr 27, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Great post, Keng Nam! I particularly like this bit – Knowledge comes from learning and wisdom comes from living.

    Thank you very much for this wonderful post.

  29. Stella Cheang on Apr 26, 2016 at 6:29 pm

    Indeed, the saddest thing about betrayal is that it comes from the one closest rather than from the enemies. It is because we are so guarded towards the enemies and we allow no room for enemies to make a wrong move against us. But, this is not the main point of this post. In my humble opinion, we are all like the second son. How many one of us actually do exactly what was taught by the holy one, and how many of us actually can truly claim we are above and beyond reproach. We are all sinner, ain’t we? Since we have now entered the house of religion, won’t it be nice for all to leave our pride, ego, hatred, jealousy and judgement outside the door. Enter with a mind to learn and to free ourselves from the burden of samsara.

    Thank you Rinpoche, and Keng Tan for this refreshing post.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

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  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:12 AM
    **The Three Bodies of a Buddha**

    The primary manifestation of a fully enlightened being is called the Dharmakaya. “Dharma” means phenomenon, while “kaya” means body. Therefore, Dharmakaya refers to the primordial or true nature of phenomena which is beyond conceptual and dualistic thought. This manifestation is essentially the mind of a fully enlightened being, beyond appearance and sensory perception. This mind knows no limits or boundaries… more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/the-three-bodies-of-a-buddha
  • Joy Kam
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 02:10 AM
    ***Yangdup Wealth Puja 2017*** blog post is out.

    Find out why is the Yangdup Puja performed? How does wealth play a role in Buddhism? Isn’t Buddhism about letting go of one’s worldly attachments? Check out the fabulous pictures and videos here >>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Ben
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:56 AM
    For Pastor Shin – Are pujas more effective than prayers?
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  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:29 AM
    By understanding Dorje Shugden’s enlightened nature, we realise that relying on him cannot lead us anywhere except for Enlightenment. Reciting any praise of Dorje Shugden on a daily basis reminds us of his attainments, and the type of being we are propitiating. It also serves as a reminder of the qualities we can attain as a result of relying on him, that his practice will help us to attain common and uncommon siddhis.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/praise-of-dorje-shugdens-origins
  • Pastor Shin
    Saturday, Feb 25. 2017 01:28 AM
    Incense has been used as a traditional substance for offering since the birth of Buddhism. The first recorded instance of incense being used occurs in the story of Magadha Sangmo, whose impact can be seen across the ancient Buddhist world. The daughter of Suddatta, a layman and the Buddha’s primary patron, she herself was an ardent student of Buddha Shakyamuni. After marrying, she longed to see her Guru, the Buddha and offer dana. Climbing to the roof of her in-law’s house, she offered incense and a verse of invocation. The omniscient Buddha heard her prayers and arrived with his entire entourage, descending from the sky on a lion to fulfil her request.

    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/incense-offering-prayers-to-dorje-shugden
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Feb 24. 2017 09:37 PM
    John is so brave and compassionate. He risk his life to save the rabbit and that shows he appreciate live very much despite it is an animal. Eventhough he lives in the street to beg for food but he never forgets his 2 pets a dog and a rabbit. He takes care of his pets with whatever he begs. Inspiring to all of us to never take things for granted and not abuse animals.

    I am also proud with the Ireland government in taking action to punish the 18 year old man who abuse and tried to kill the rabbit. This will create the awareness to all that this is a cruel action and that laws will be imposed against these people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/the-rabbit-in-the-river.html
  • Pastor Shin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 11:29 PM
    What did they do to Geshe Thupten Lama?

    Geshe Thupten Lama was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile and served as a school teacher from 1963 to 1994 for which he received high commendations from the Tibetan exile government. Shocking what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years.

    Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
  • Joy Kam
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 10:41 PM
    >>>Who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen?<<<
    Dear sincere dharma students around the world and friends, After the great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was ‘eliminated’ by the government of the 5th Dalai Lama over three hundred years ago in Tibet, his reincarnation line was banned. That does not mean he stopped reincarnating as he continued in a string of high and beneficial lamas until present day, although he was not allowed to use his title and name. He has his main mind incarnation and many of his body, speech and activity incarnations also. His reincarnations certainly continued as confirmed by great beings such as Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Panchen Rinpoche, Scholar Lobsang Tamdin, etc. Read more… http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen
  • Alice Tay
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:38 PM
    After been rejected for so many years, many scientists like Seoul National University finally confirmed the existence of meridians. It’s a piece of glad news which may help the people especially the treatments like acupuncture is based on meridians and energy channels.

    Life is full of challenges and commitments. This is not easy for everyone has immediate lifestyle changes to maintain a healthy balance for eating and living. Therefore, this wonderful news is really bring benefits to others especially those are really need for acupuncture or similar treatments which are caused by nadis blockages and etc.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this nice sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/science-finally-proves-meridians-exist.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:21 PM
    Thank you Pastor Seng Piow for sharing another miracle story of Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. As long as we have full trust in Dorje Shugden, he will assist us to clear our obstacles and challenges.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/mother-and-son-saved-by-tsem-rinpoche-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Yeo Kwai Gin
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 09:02 PM
    感恩仁波切的分享这殊胜的一天的文章 !

    我是多么的幸运, 拥有此机缘和福份, 参与这殊胜的一天。很感恩郭月谊讲法师和一班佛友, 日夜的筹备,让当晚的活动顺利和圆满的完成 !

    在这殊胜的法会,大家有幸的得到各种加持, 如触摸加持的金泽八吉祥,迎请加持的正能量,增长好的因素如内在和外在的财富,寿命等等。大家还有幸的可以品尝已加持特制的坚果饭, 乳酪和奶茶。那是多么的有福气啊!希望将来的每一年,大家可以再次的参与,还有携带家人和亲戚朋友到来, 也让他们得到金泽的加持 !

    愿上师詹仁波切健康,长寿,吉祥如意, 克切拉禅修林的工程尽快完成, 佛法传播到世界每一个角落 !

    感恩合十
    YEO KWAI GIN

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/yangdup-wealth-puja-2017.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 23. 2017 07:14 PM
    Beautiful image of Vajrayogini indeed with shimmering jewels offered to her. Its so nice of this lady Ms Wahyu of her painting of Vajrayogini to our previous Rinpoche whom she have not met before.Vajrayogini’s practice is very powerful to start now making offerings and to be connected .we will then gain a great amount of merits.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful painting of Vajrayogini.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html#comment-736083
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:18 PM
    Mwalua is truly a very compassionate person. Not many would want to trouble themselves or even risk their live to bring water to these animals. He has such a big heart towards living beings and the importance of life.

    Angie Brown, Cher Callaway and Tami Calliope are also very generous and kind person. They help him to raise fund so he can continue with his action to save the animals.

    I hope Mwalua will receive continuous help from all kind donors so animals don’t have to suffer.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Alice Tay
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 10:05 PM
    Heartwarming message from Mwalua, who is so compassionate and empathetic:
    “There is completely no water, so the animals are depending on humans,” Mwalua tells The Dodo. “If we don’t help them, they will die.”

    Mwalua fully aware that the wildlife will definitely die without the water. Furthermore, only humans can help the animals. He is able to let go of his stress and laziness just to deliver the water patiently and passionately. Many wildlife have been saved due to his kind actions. Furthermore, he visited local schools and hope to bring awareness to the children so that when they grow up they can protect the wildlife as one of their legacies.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing. This is a good example of loving kindness and compassion to inspire us to greater loving kindness and compassion.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/he-is-super-compassionate.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Wednesday, Feb 22. 2017 05:02 PM
    By being a good example ourselves, we can be a more effective campaigner for the helpless animals. I believe that when we want to stand for something, the most powerful words that speak for us is our action. It is inconsistent when one campaigns for the rescued or stray dogs and ask for donations to feed them but consume chicken and seafood and pork and beef. There is no difference between these animals, they all have feelings and fear for pain. So, here’s a picture of the dogs all trapped in a cramped cage where chicken, sea animals, pigs, and cows are in same or worse conditions waiting to be slaughtered. If you feel for these poor dogs, please spare a thought for the other meat on your plate too. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/blog-it-tweet-it-facebook-it-again-and-again-pleeeeeeease.html

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February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
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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
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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
This is a good one to read
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This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
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Mumu is silly and cute and funny
Mumu\'s hair is messy and he looks funny
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Mumu's hair is messy and he looks funny
I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. 
I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. 
Feast your eyes! 

Tsem Rinpoche
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I am in the process of creating beautiful Dorje Shugden and Kechara Forest Retreat watches at this time. So we can take precious protector and Kechara Forest Retreat wherever we go and be blessed everytime we see what time it is. I am perfecting the designs with a great team and will update when done but these are just some samples that arrived. Feast your eyes! Tsem Rinpoche
                        Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini\'s path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html  Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
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Pick the practice, devotion and precepts of Vajra Yogini's path over everything and anything in samsara. Samsara has nothing of value and nothing lasting to offer. You are born in suffering, live in suffering, die in suffering and enter bardo and future lives expecting more sufferings. This is not a negative way of looking at things but the truth. If the truth is negative, so it is the truth. Devote oneself to the guru, dharma work, dharma practice and bringing dharma to others compassionately. Choose to practice Vajra Yogini now with the preliminaries. You can start right now: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/starting-on-vajra-yogini-now.html Much care, Tsem Rinpoche
Message to Tibetans in English
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Message to Tibetans in English
Message to the Tibetans
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Message to the Tibetans
Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
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Left to right: Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, 101st Gaden Tripa Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal. Great lamas of Gaden Shartse Monastery
A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
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A beautiful Indian rendition of Gyenze Dorje Shugden manifesting in wealth form
This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my thoughts and determination to share with you. Please open and read. Thank you for your time. Tsem Rinpoche
Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
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Nepalese King Birendra receives His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche in Nepal
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
2 months ago
Guess what Zava Damdin Rinpoche did in Mongolia recently with 7,800 people??? Very interesting and it is a must read:  http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116206
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
3 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
3 months ago
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
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Such a old and ancient thangka painting of Dorje Shugden. He has been around in Tibet practiced for hundreds of years.
One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
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One of the "Four Exalted Brothers" Avalokiteshvara statues, Phagpa Wati of Kyirong, which is now with H.H. the Dalai Lama in Dharamsala.
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
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Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
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My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
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Wow this meditator in his cave in front of a painting of Yamantaka draped with a white khata of respect. He sits among bones to remind him of impermanence and our future. The bones inspire him strongly to let go of all attachments in this life and focus on dharma, meditation and liberation and he is doing so. Very beautiful and inspirational. Tsem Rinpoche
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
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Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
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Sir Edmund Hillary
Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha\'s teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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Halloween is my favorite holiday. Wild natural plants and flowers are my favorite offering. Buddha's teachings on meditation and Yidam practice bring the ultimate results and happiness. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I\'ve seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
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Previous lives do resemble current lives especially if they are a recognized incarnation. If notice how similar the previous and current Trijang Rinpoche looks. The eyes, bone structure, expression, long neck, thin and overall look. Beautiful. I've seen this phenomena over and over in many Rinpoche incarnations. Especially when you compare them with pictures of previous and current lives at around the same ages. Something powerfully karmic about this. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
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It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
5 months ago
Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
Beautiful! His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang has always been good friends with His Holiness Karmapa. No wonder H.H. Karmapa never spoke against Dorje Shugden. Two reasons perhaps: One is he knows the qualities of Trijang Rinpoche who is a attained being. And Karmapa himself has clairvoyance to perceive the true nature of Dorje Shugden directly. I love to see great beings like this manifesting closeness. When I see, I just want to prostrate to them and thank them for sharing such good examples to someone like me. Praise to the ego-less mind! Tsem Rinpoche
Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
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Serkong Dorje Chang on the left and his son Serkong Tsenshab Rinpoche on the right.
High lamas in France September 2016
5 months ago
High lamas in France September 2016
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden:   http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
5 months ago
༧གོང་ས་ཆེན་པོ་སྐུ་འཕྲེང་བཅུ་བཞི་པ་མཆོག་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། - Interesting relationship between 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109757
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
5 months ago
Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
More time spent in dharma work is more karma collected to be happy and more time spent in non-dharma works is more karma collected to be unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass,
 Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, 
 By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements,
 By seeing the good results, one\'s path becomes more clear, 
 The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, 
 This would eliminate the samsara within our minds.
 ~Tsem Rinpoche
5 months ago
All Dorje Shugden prophesizes will come to pass, Those who generate refuge and merits will trust, By trusting one will see the good results of his pronouncements, By seeing the good results, one's path becomes more clear, The path of practice, purification and siddhic results, This would eliminate the samsara within our minds. ~Tsem Rinpoche
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Large Dorje Shugden statue built by the 5th Dalai Lama and housed in Trode Khangsar. Sock Wand and Mdm Chuah took this picture in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our own Kecharian Mdm. Chua with the oracle of Dorje Shugden Gen Tenzin Tsultrim in Lhasa, Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Trode Khangsar-the Chapel to Dorje Shugden built 400 years ago by the Great 5th Dalai Lama-Tibet 2016
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
5 months ago
Our very own Kecharian Mdm Chua standing in front of holy Gaden Monastery, Tibet 2016
                         This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
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This is the oracle of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa, Tibet. His name is Gen Tenzin Tsultrim of Sera Monastery in Tibet.
Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
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Ms. Sock Wan, Oracle of Dorje Shugden in Tibet Gen Tenzin Tsultrim, Mdm Chuah and Mr. Tashi in Tibet 2016
Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
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Mahasiddha Kyabje Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Ven. Rabten Choktrul Rinpoche 2016
His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
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His Eminence Mahasiddha Gangchen Rinpoche and the official oracle of Dorje Shugden Panglung Kuten Choji lah in Italy together September 2016
My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
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My thoughts on Malaysia. Thank you. Tsem Rinpoche
Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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Beautiful thangka of Vajra Yogini. Look at the details where she appears in visions and also takes people to Kechara.
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His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
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Left to right: His Holiness the Gaden Throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche (very young) and His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Prayer Hall during prayers.
 It\'s nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
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It's nice when families support the spiritual journeys of their children. This is one beautiful family of Pastor Niral of Kechara
Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
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Jog Falls a power place of Vajra Yogini and Heruka: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=108652
Don\'t wait for the perfect group. Don\'t wait for the perfect person. Don\'t wait for the perfect situation. Don\'t expect yourself to be perfect. Don\'t even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It\'s between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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Don't wait for the perfect group. Don't wait for the perfect person. Don't wait for the perfect situation. Don't expect yourself to be perfect. Don't even look for perfection at least in our realm as it does not exist or time will run out. Just get going and keep doing good. It's between you and yourself. Tsem Rinpoche
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    ཁྱེད་ཀྱི་བཀའ་སློབ་དོན་སྙིང་དེ།།གང་གི་རྣ་བར་བདུད་རྩི་མོད།།འོན་ཀྱང་འགའ་ཡི་རྣ་ལམ་དུ།། བྲག་ཆ་བཞིན་དུ་འགྱུར་སྲིད་མོད།། ཚང་མས་ཚར་རེ་གཟིགས་རོགས།། Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche telling people that it is important to have guru samaya. It use to be that way in the great monasteries. We should not create problems and schisms. If we want to practice a protector, then do so, if not it's okay, but don't make trouble. One should just practice the Buddha Dharma well. To do good practice. If you have faith in Dorje Shugden and trust all the way, he will definitely help you. But most important is to practice the dharma. This is his advice in short here. It's good to let more Tibetans hear this holy speech and appeal by this very senior Rinpoche. TR
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Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
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Children helping in the technical room during the 2016 Graduation Day. Lin Mun KSDS.
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Team decorating the stage in conjunction with the 2016 Lantern Festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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Great performance by the Peekaboo Creative academy during 2016 Lantern festival. Lin Mun KSDS
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The Halloween Charity Event 2016 brought together kind volunteers from Bentong town who are always looking for ways to help out! Stella, KSDS
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Halloween, Costume and Fun Time are synonymous for the children. Throwback: Halloween Charity Event at KFR, Oct 2016. Stella, KSDS
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“If we do not create inner peace, outer peace is not possible.” – H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche Participants of Inner Peace Retreat in Kechara Forest Retreat! February 2017
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Flowers in Kechara Forest Retreat! Thank you Sharon Ong for this beautiful picture!
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Join the Dharma Talk with Wah Ying in Kechara Forest Retreat on Saturday 25th February 2017!
Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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Pastor Chia solemnized a couple's marriage registration at Kechara House. Lucy Yap
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On Sunday morning, we had an animal liberation event , in which we will save the lives of birds. Pastor Han Nee led a beautiful prayer before the birds were released. bit.ly/2ahl6Yv Lucy Yap
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