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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  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 04:00 PM
    Everything we offer to Buddha is a form of mind transformation and practise our mind to be focus even when doing water offering. When pouring the water into the bowl we have to recite Om Ah Hum (3 times), think positively and pouring it slowly so it does not spill and leaving the space of a grain of rice before reaching the top. After offering we also have to clean the bowls properly without leaving stain. All this is to train our mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the many benefits and water offering in a simple to understand article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 28. 2017 03:38 PM
    Trolls are assiociates as beings of Scandinavian folklore.A large number of different mythological creatures continue to live on in Scandinavian folklore.They have different shapes,habitat and filthy features . There are also numerous tales of trolls told and retold.Trolls are also believed to have the magigal powers, which were folktales ,posses capabilities that are beyond human .What ever it was a remnant of a long-lost reality for sure. I do believe that there’s a very high chance trolls had existed in the past.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing ,i do enjoyed all the stories in these article even though it just folk tales.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/the-hidden-nature-of-trolls.html
  • Jason
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 11:54 PM
    People always expect return on some contribution being done especially in charity events. When the return was under their expectations then they will feel sad or unhappy.
    As Rinpoche said, Dharma is a teachings to transform our mind to become bodicitta or selfless to benefit others without condition. Once we practiced selfless mind, our mind will not be affected by others people reaction.
    What will be my legacy? I think this is not really important to me anymore once I know Dharma teachings from Rinpoche.
    Thanks Datuk May for sharing to benefit more people.

    Jason

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/what-will-be-your-legacy.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 08:56 PM
    Amazing miracles true story …of how Rinpoche helped. With Rinpoche blessing during the children baptismal ceremony,this little boy who had not spoken since 9 years old was able to speake again.Incredible….
    Chef Au truly believes been a vegetarian has help him to collects merits for his son.Rinpoche’s care and compassion has benefited many more people.Through these stories hope more people will be inspired to achieve the state of compassion and attainments.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-4.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 07:51 PM
    Having fully trust and faith in Rinpoche ,Fat monk’s mother was well again, after been diagnosed with cancerious tumour at the liver.
    Following instructions given by Rinpoche, his mother recited mantras and Fat monk did a series of pujas as told,his mother recovered then.
    Amazing……Miracles do happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-3.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:27 PM
    We are no strangers to the creatures called Werewolves. They are often depicted as the Jekyll-and-Hyde-like monsters in movies who are unable to control their animal instincts when they shift from human form to a wolf-like creature, usually during the full moon. Together with the Vampires who can transform into bats, are my childhood imagery villains, who triggered my curiosity on mythical creatures during younger days. They still do, lol.

    It is gruesome to learn that real life werewolves are actually brutal even when they are in human forms. It is a far depict from the movies and fictions, where they are civil and level headed when in human form. I hope one day science or technology can provide more proves the existence of werewolves, and debunk the reason of this mystical shapeshifter.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 05:07 PM
    The miraculous power of Protectors’ practice can heal and shield us from negative karma from ripening. Through the blessings of our Guru, coupled with strong faith and trust, the practices will take effect swiftly and effectively. Rejoice to Steven Lee. May he be guided by the Three Jewels always. Thank you, Pastor Seng Piow for sharing the true story with us.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/personal-attendant/the-miracles-of-tsem-rinpoche-true-story-10.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 03:57 PM
    This is a very touching article. I totally agree that dog is a man’s best friend. They are always so loyal to the owner. However it is sad that not all pet owners are such. Some will only treat them literally as an animal and therefore do not take good care of them. Dogs or any other animals are beings that have feeling. There should not be neglected and be abused by us. This article reminds us to always care for all beings and respect them.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heartwarming article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 02:21 PM
    Its a heartfelt touching article of this faithful dog.Cannot imagine this ,such a wonderful relationship between that dog and the deceased owner.The greatest fear dogs know is the fear that we will not come back for them That i noticed from observing from my pet poodle.In this case this faithful dog knew his owner won’t be back.
    Dogs are loyal, patient, fearless, forgiving, capable of pure love and have feelings too.He must have missed the owner badly that he wanted to accompany the owner all the way to the resting place.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. May that faithful dog ,continue to serve and well taken, love by the other family members.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/faithful-dog-chases-deceased-owner.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:46 PM
    Werewolves are known to be mythical creatures found in fiction instead of lurking in the dark woods,In various parts of the world there were few cases who have gone down in history as real life werewolves Interesting to read it from these post..How far it was true or just legends.,no one really know . Many myths and legends surrounding werewolves .To become a werewolf, it is necessary to be bitten by a werewolf in their form at the time of the full moon. Thats what all of us knew from the movies and from fiction told. Reports of werewolf sightings continued even till this century but mostly in between 1428 and 1447 .The most recent sighting of werewolf sightings in 1972. was in Ohio .but eventually subsided .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these interesting article which i do enjoyed reading it,
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/werewolves-the-shapeshifters.html
  • Valentina
    Thursday, Apr 27. 2017 01:11 PM
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    Twenty-Four Holy Places & Eight Great Charnel Grounds part 2 – (focus topic: Eight Great Charnel Grounds)

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

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

    Jason

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini\'s blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves.
~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
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Holy Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini's blessing can be found when we decide to focus out to others instead of in to only ourselves. ~ Tsem Tulku Rinpoche
His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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His Holiness Vajradhara Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Monastery who is the refuge of countless, gives a clear explanation of Dorje Shugden. One is able to hear his holy voice and translation by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen! Please see here and share: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122352
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one\'s death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is a simple chart showing the three main psychic channels used in tantric meditations to control the winds, raise tummo (fire energy), gain higher consciousness and insight and also for gaining siddhis. These channels are used in meditations for controlling the mind, when the mind ejects from the body (phowa) and one's death. These three channels are very important. Tsem Rinpoche
I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin\'s dog Snowy!
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I think my cute doggie Oser is actually Tintin's dog Snowy!
Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
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Great Masters of Gaden Shartse Monastery. From left to right: His Eminence Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche, His Holiness Sharpa Choeje Jetsun Lobsang Nyima, H.E. Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche, H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche, His Holiness 101st Gaden Tripa throne holder Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal.
 Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Left to right: Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl. The three of them are my beautiful and loved Schnauzer dogs. They loved looking through the window to see traffic, people and movement. They loved the smells that drifted through their little noses. I love seeing the three of them together like this. I love them. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy...he loved balloons. When he saw them, he wanted to get close and perhaps bite them. Cute. I love this picture of Mumu reaching for the balloons. He was young and healthy! This picture captures his energy, enthusiasm, curiosity and high energy. I love this picture of him chasing the balloons. His pictures are always so nice....He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
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Little Mumu boy and myself.. He was not a pet but family to me. I love him tremendously and always will. Tsem Rinpoche
2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
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2017-His Holiness the 101st Gaden Tripa, Jetsun Lungrik Namgyal is doing well and 90 years old. His Holiness Lungrik Namgyal is a powerful master of sutra and tantra and practitioner of Dorje Shugden. Currently residing in France.
One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
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One of the most sacred statues of Avalokitesvara made of sandalwood housed in Lhasa, Tibet. He has shown miracles also. Every pilgrim wishes to make offerings to this Lord of Compassion.
 Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
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Sacred Avalokitesvara statue in Nepal. Thousands come to worship this special Buddha as it has conferred wishes in the past.
Tsem Rinpoche\'s Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
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Tsem Rinpoche's Vajra Yogini statue and offerings
Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
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Two of my teachers from Gaden Shartse Monastery in South India. Left side is Most Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen whom I lived with for 8 years in Los Angeles where his centre Thubten Dhargye Ling is located. On the right is the abbot emeritus H.E. Kyabje Lati Rinpoche the scholar and yogi. I was very fortunate to have them in my life and learn so much dharma from them. Tsem Rinpoche
 It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and \'defeat\' the ones that hurt us because we don\'t become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
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It is so wonderful to be kind to people, be caring, feed them, make sure they are healthy and share dharma if they are interested with them for their future. But simply to be nice to others is worth getting up and being alive...otherwise why be alive to hurt/use/distrust and hate others? No point living that way..must change that..... It is nice to live our lives to benefit others and be patient even if we have been hurt before because by caring we can heal the hurt and 'defeat' the ones that hurt us because we don't become bitter..... Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
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Tsem Rinpoche's heritage in China. Must read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120499
Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin  Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
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Thank you Buddhist Pastor Chia for sharing your story on how you met His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche over 20 years ago. We can learn much from your story.~Admin Please read: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=116928
Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu boy is incredibly photogenic. He is beyond cute. Tsem Rinpoche
 (left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
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(left to right) Rabten Tulku, Gonsar Rinpoche, Gyume Kensur Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, H.H. Gaden Trisur Rinpoche (France)
Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful 200 roses arrived today for me as a gift from Su Ming. Very kind and thoughtful of her as usual. Tsem Rinpoche
It\'s good to be with kind and sincere people.
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It's good to be with kind and sincere people.
If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
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If we are kind, we lose less of ourselves-Tsem Rinpoche
My Mumu boy didn\'t want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Mumu boy didn't want to eat. Eating is not one of his favorite activities throughout his life. So I talked to him to let him know why he needs to eat and keep his strength up when this photo was taken. He was listening intently and after my talk with him, he ate. Tsem Rinpoche
This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
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This is so true. Click to enlarge and understand more about unpleasant people.
This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
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Mumu taking a rest in the turquoise room. Over the years, I always feel very satisfied when I see him covered with a blanket, safe and sleeping. I always wanted to make sure he was safe from harm, illness and distress. I wanted him to have a happy and loved life. Tsem Rinpoche
I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn\'t move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
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I wrapped my little Mumu boy up in my blanket and propped him up on my bed. He didn't move or wiggle and just looked at me. He is one funny entertaining little guy. Tsem Rinpoche
March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
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March 2017-Coaxing my little Mumu boy to eat his meal. He was not well and therefore not hungry. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
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We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don't have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
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March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
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I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
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Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one's head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book "The Female Buddhas."- Glenn Mullin
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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
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  • April 20, 2017 10:45
    Ronnie asked: Dear Rinpoche and Pastors, I'm studying abroad and very far away from home, seeking guidance and advice as I have no one else I can talk to about this. Please read with an open mind, I don't know where else to go for help. I'm pregnant and it's an unplanned pregnancy. I'm stuck between keeping it or letting it go. I'm young and having a child at my age in the society we live in now would be considered taboo. The father of the child thinks I should let it go because it may cause a setback to both our careers and cause major family issues. He thinks we aren't ready to raise a child especially since we're both still in university and his parents think badly of me even though they've never met me or tried to get to know me. I'm sure no one would ever have the heart to take away a heartbeat but it seems like it isn't the right time to have a child now and if we did go through with it, the child probably won't be able to have the best things life can offer looking at where we are now in terms of finance and maturity. I'm lost, confused and unsure what the right thing to do is now. Any advice at all would be helpful right now. Thank you so very much for taking time to read my story.
    pastor answered: Dear Ronnie, I’m sorry to read that you are going through this situation. I can understand that this situation is tough to go through. You are always more than welcome to come here to ask questions. May I suggest that you talk to either someone in your family or your friends to help you come to an appropriate solution? This is because, what you feel, what you are going through, will change from time to time and you would need someone to talk to, someone that you can lean on through this situation you are facing. Depending on where you are in the world, professional help can also be sought to help you make a decision, which will be the best option for you seeking help. From a Buddhist perspective, the taking of a life is not considered a positive act, therefore those on the Buddhist path, would normally abstain taking a life if possible. However, that being said, one must always weigh the decision oneself. Everything we do in life, necessarily involves karma both positive and negative. That is why Buddhists try to overcome samsara in general. Your situation is complicated because you are abroad, but if possible you should really open up to someone you are close to in order to help you through making this decision on a personal basis. When you talk to someone, whom you are able to express yourself more, you may able to come to better decision that is right for you. There may be other options open to you if you seek help. I personally know women who have been in similar situations. One of these women, let the child go and the other went through the pregnancy and then gave the child up for adoption. You may or may not have thought of this option, but it is one that could be open to you, depending on where in the world you are. Any decision we make in life, however big or small it may seem, has far reaching consequences whether in this life, or in future lives. This is just a part and parcel of life within samsara. However, we should weigh the decisions we make clearly given the situation we are in. We cannot always do this weighing ourselves, but need to talk about our options with others we can rely on such a friends, family or professionals. You should consider doing this, which will help you greatly emotionally, and may give you the grounding you need to make the correct decision for you. I hope this helps.
  • April 19, 2017 04:57
    Dongho asked: What is a nyung ne practice? According to Lama Zopa Rinpoche, it's a purification sadhana. However, what are the instructions for this? I'm guessing it's to Chenrezig, but how does it work? Also, from what I have read, Vajrasattva practice is only for broken vows while Akshobhya is for regular misdeeds. Does that mean one has to take the Akshobhya practice to purify bad karma from this life and previous instead of Vajrasattva? As for the purification practices, are some like Vajrasattva and Chenrezig only to purify the bad karma and let it come quickly or is it to prevent it from coming? I am confused in it. As for signs, I recited a mantra of White Yangchenma that a Sakya lama, Lama Kunga Thartse Rinpoche, gave me with the Sakya visualizations I read on, and after one mala, I heard some lady call my Korean name even though no one in my neighborhood knows of my name and my family members weren't in the area. What does this mean?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your questions, it’s nice to see you back here again. Nyung Ne practice is a purification practice that centres around Chenrezig. It is a very beneficial practice that stems from a holy nun named Gelong-ma Palmo. It is a two and a half day practice that can be repeated many times over and over again to intensify the purification and build a closer relationship with Chenrezig. As well as its purification aspect, the practice is known to generate vast amount of merit, and also compassion, as the practice centres around Chenrezig, the Buddha of compassion. The practice involves taking the eight Mahayana precepts for the duration, fasting, meditating, prostrating and praying. The practice usually entails empowerment into the practice of Chenrezig, therefore the exact meditations, prayers can only be explained to those who have the empowerment. Vajrasattva practice is not necessarily only for repairing broken vows, etc. That’s why it is advised that you engage in the practice at the end of the day, to repair any vows that you may have broken during that day, as well as stopping any negative karma you created that day from multiplying. This would entail reciting the mantra 21 times, together with the four opponent powers. However, if you engage in this practice more intensely, it definitely has the capability to purify all sorts of karma. That is the reason why in Ngondro, or preliminary practices one engages in before tantra, the practice of 100,000 Vajrasattva mantra recitation is an integral part. You can read more about Vajrasattva and his practice here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html. Within purification practices, some of the karma will be purified completely, so you do not feel its effects at all, but when purifying other karma you will need to feel its effects somehow. For example if you have the karma to be in a car accident and get seriously injured, and you are engaging in any practice, but especially the purification practice, since you have purified most of the karma, you will only experience being in a very minor car accident, with only very superficial injuries. Therefore, in this case, the karma has been purified to the extent that it does not affect you as much, but you still need to feel part of its effect. In regards to any signs that you receive which engaging in the practices given to you by one of your specific gurus, you should report the happenings to that particular guru. He will be able to give you more of an accurate answer, as it may be related to the particular practice that he gave to you. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • April 17, 2017 07:06
    Thomas asked: Dear Pastors, When a serkyem set has been used so much and one is ready to get rid of it and replace it with a new one. What is a respecful mode of disposal?
    pastor answered: Dear Thomas, Thank you for your question. Your question shows that you have a lot of respect for offering items, which is very good. If possible, you should try to repair the item if within your means, and doing so make embellishments to make it a better offering item, which can still be used. If this is not possible, then you should dispose of the item with a good motivation. You should think that this item has been used to make offerings to the enlightened beings, but now that it is broken or unusable, you are going to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. Since it itself is not a receptacle of energies of the enlightened beings, such as a statue, tsa tsa or thangka, it does not require a special dissolution before being disposed of. However since it was used to make offerings, it still requires some form of respect when disposing, and this comes from one’s motivation and the way in which you dispose of it. Usually, when disposing of items in this way, make the motivation that you have used it and that it is now time to dispose of it, and replace it with a new one. When you do this you can dispose of it in a respectful manner. For example, if you are going to throw it away, you do not simply open the trash can and throw it in. You wrap it up in something, like a bag or newspaper and dispose of it respectfully. Another method you can dispose of it is to recycle the object, if the material it is made from can be recycled. That way you are more conscious of the environment as well. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 16, 2017 22:38
    Curious asked: Dear pastors In a recent youtube video something like paying respect to deceased ones, pastor Nirel Patel explained that merits are like the interest and good karma is like the principal sum. So merits always regenerate themselves and hence do not get used up but good karma is like the principal sum so it gets used up. So my question is what are practices that generate merit? And can we turn a mundane daily activity into a meritorious one? Maybe can you provide an example?
    pastor answered: Dear Curious, Thank you for your question. First, to clarify a point, in regards to good karma, you are right, it is like a principal sum in a bank account, but you take away from it when you experience something good in your life, and you add to it when you do good deeds. Merit on the other hand, once accrued never diminishes, therefore when something is based on merit, it is based on the energies of this never diminishing sum, which you could say is like interest. In short, the principal sum when talking about karma is always added to and subtracted from. However, when talking about merit, once you have it, there is no way to destroy it, you will always benefit from it. There are various ways to explain how to generate merit. I will explain a way that I find easiest to understand. In normal life, when we go about performing any sort of activity, be it ‘good’ or ‘bad’ we do so out of ignorance of the true nature of existence, and it is usually self-motivated. For example, we work our entire lives to generate monetary income, so that we have enough money, resources, and materials goods to be comfortable. This is self-motivated, but it is the accepted way the world works these days, and is part and parcel of being bound to samsaric life. On the other hand, the act of merit making can be categorised into three parts: i) motivation, ii) the act itself, and iii) dedication. Let’s start with motivation, when engaging in various virtuous acts, we should have the motivation that by engaging in the act, we have the motivation to alleviate the suffering of someone else, and that may we gain enlightenment so that we can benefit them in the future. The second is the act itself. The third is to dedicate the energy of the virtuous act to gaining enlightenment. These three are what make merit. This may be a little confusing, so let me give an example: giving help to a homeless person. Whereas in ordinary life, this is something praised as a very good deed, it does not create merit without motivation and dedication. In order for this to become merit, one must set the motivation that one is giving help to the homeless free of the eight worldly concerns, to alleviate their suffering and also making the motivation that you will achieve enlightenment for the sake of the person or people you are helping. Then after you have helped them, you dedicate the energy created to the spiritual journey towards full enlightenment to help all sentient beings, while at the same time benefiting as many sentient beings as possible on the way there. This transforms the act into not only a virtuous action but also one that generates merit. On the other hand, if you were to help the homeless without these, you are creating good karma, which although beneficial, keeps you bound to existence within samsara. As it is the goal of Buddhist practice to overcome the cycle of samsara, a Buddhist would want to generate merit instead of good karma. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • April 13, 2017 11:38
    D.A. asked: If Begtse Chan is not from Mongolia, what are his real origins or story exactly? And which lamas offer his empowerment? As for Manjushri Nagarakshasa, which lamas specifically offer his empowerment and practice?
    pastor answered: Dear D.A. Thank you for your question. Begtse, is also known as Chamsing, or Jamsaran in Mongolian. As mentioned in an earlier sharing with someone who also asked a question about Begtse, the practiced was introduced to Tibet from India by the translator Nyen Lotsawa, and is considered one of the main protectors of the Hayagriva cycle of tantras. According to the scriptures that derive from the Sakya tradition, who incorporated the practice from the translators, and in which tradition Begtse became a very important protector, Begtse in a previous life was born many eons ago. In that particular life, he was born as the younger prince in a royal family. His name was Drag Gye, and his older brother’s name was Drag Den. Over time both princes developed differing religious beliefs, to the point where they could not get along with each as they both held their own religious views strongly. As was the custom during that time, they decided to settle their differences through logical debate, with the loser having to convert to the winner’s religion. This custom was also prevalent in ancient India, and there are many stories of such debates occurring between the great masters of the past and those of other faiths. Drag Gye lost the various debates, but ran away instead of converting to his older brother’s religion. Drag Den caught him, and tried to punish him for breaking the rules of debate and going back on his promise. Drag Gye told his brother that even if he was killed he would not give up his religion, however if Drag Den let him go, that in the future when Drag Den became enlightened, he would protect his teachings. With that Drag Den let him go, and gave him a set of copper armour, a stick, and a bow and arrow. Drag Den also gave Drag Gye a new name: Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po. After this incident the two brothers never saw each other again in that lifetime. Many lives after that Drag Den was reborn as Prince Siddharta, who eventually became enlightened and is now known as Buddha Shakyamuni. Drag Gye, or Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po, was reborn in a cemetery in the North West direction. His parents gave birth to two eggs, one was a coral-like colour and the other was an agate-like colour. These two eggs flew high into the sky and reached the heavenly realms, there they subdued the gods. Then flying back down to earth, they subdued many nagas. Eventually they even came to threaten their own parents. The parents petitioned the Dharma protector Ekajati for her help, who threw her own staff (khatvanga) at the eggs, and broke them apart. From the coral-like coloured egg came a ferocious man with yellow hair, he proclaimed that his name was ‘Sog Dag Yam Shi Mar Po’. When he emerged he was wearing a set of copper armour, wielding a stick, copper sword, and a bow and arrow. From the agate-like coloured egg came a female who was blue in colour, her teeth were like shells, she had turquoise eyebrows, and her hair was made of fire. She emerged wielding a copper knife, ritual dagger (phurba), rode a terrifying bear and wore an intricate necklace made of agate and lapis lazuli. It was then that Ekajati once again took action, and subdued them, after which they became Dharma protectors. The male figure became known as Begtse, and the female as his sister. When you propitiate Begtse, his sister is automatically included and aids practitioners as well. As for which lama offer his practice and empowerment, most lamas do not advertise which teachings or practice they hold. Therefore you should respectfully approach lamas and ask them if they have the practice and can bestow it, or if they know of any lamas that have the practice, depending on how much you want to practice Begtse. Similarly, this applies to those lamas who have the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. However, this practice is included in the Rinjung Gyatsa series of empowerments. This unique cycle of teachings, includes all 4 classes of tantric practices, and includes the practice of Manjushri Nagarakshasa. Therefore those lamas who have received the complete transmission, and have kept their commitments for this practice, are qualified to pass this on to others. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
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