The Precise Moment

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What really matters at the precise moment?

 

When is it your turn? Any day now most likely. None of what you believed, said, thought, eaten, travelled, learned, family, acquired, partner, kids, parents, likes, dislikes, games, humour, travels, anger or ego will help you at this precise moment. This moment is very precise and exact. No escape. The state of mind reflected by your habituated actions throughout your life will lead you out of your body and propel you into ‘light’ or a temporary tunnel, or a vast field, or seeing some dead ‘relatives’ depending on your thoughts then total darkness followed by another womb. A womb pregnant with further pain perhaps? Most likely, unless you are  spiritually attained or awakened. You will again abide within a womb waiting to issue forth into the world temporarily armed or not armed for the same experiences again or their variations and more redundancy. 1Existence is meaningless redundancy that we falsely imbue with meaning. A meaning that leads to further repeated meaninglessness. This has been going on countless untold times and will continue to unless you achieve the methods to end it. 2Like the proverbial blind turtle swimming in the ocean.

Whatever you have been used to telling yourself  and ‘believing’ will determine your next womb birth or birth. No God, Gods or wealth or friends can do anything for you now. Not that they ever could and if you took confidence in them, you are going to be sweating with regrets now of the empty clingings throughout your life to them and many others things you believed falsely. A clinging of empty promises deluded by projections pushing us to act in ways that didn’t benefit ourselves at all or anyone.

How smart you think you were or what made you feel secure will all be gone in this precise moment. Only the attainments and good merits will lead you now. Only refuge, samaya, practice, merits and your Yidam will guide  you now.  Unless you forsook them by laziness, temperament, wrong sudden emotions or abandonment.

Your fancy talk, explanations or wit will not secure an exception with the dark figure in your room waiting to take you from your corporeal form ready to decompose. Yama the Grim Reaper has been waiting and watching with delight at all your deceptions both known and unknown and it’s time to pay back dues. Don’t think the next step or life will be better judging from this one. You know how you were and you know what you have done. If you don’t, that’s even worse.  How can diamonds be found on the moon when you dig on earth? Everything you believed or not believed or courageously and loudly proclaimed to others now will only be echoes of a soon to be forgotten past. A past you thought was permanent and still and unchanging. Remember, the words of doom is not death is upon you, but life was wasted on projections.

Are you ready for the denizens of the other world waiting patiently to exhaust your last breath? If you are not, when will you be ready?  Another few extended years will do not much for you. Being ready or not is not a characteristic of the 3Grim Reaper. He doesn’t wait for you to be ready, but he waits nevertheless. Look at yourself and what you have actually achieved spiritually. Are you ready? If not, what are you waiting for now? If you forsook your teacher, dharma, practice and the practice of compassion, then regret and reconnect. Start the time honored 4recommendations now by the past Sages. Don’t look for reasons to not practice, but look for reasons to practice. If you have remained connected due to some merit infused wisdom, then step it up. Time is not on your side!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

1 Samsara

2 Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche describes in Lam Rim our chances of another good life is like a blind turtle that surfaces once every 100,000 years for air then goes back below the ocean again, and that his head can go through a yoke randomly floating and moving through a vast ocean. The turtle putting his head through this yoke is likened to the rarity of finding the ‘perfect’ human body again with the 8 leisures and 10 endowments and meeting the dharma again.

3 Yama, the Lord of Death or in Western terms, Grim Reaper – The one who comes to take you from your body with his minions.

4 Be vegetarian for life now. Read, study the Lam Rim and apply immediately without long explanations. Engage in Guru Yoga of Lord Tsongkapa and Migtseyma daily without a break and reap the benefits. The negative habits many and your teacher have mentioned about you for years, eliminate now. It will not hurt you but help you. Volunteer regularly in dharma works. Work for dharma fully if you can. Bring Dharma to others. Study up on dharma. Be emotionally close to your teacher and support the works. If you had differences with your teacher due to delusions, make up for it. Don’t wait. You or your teacher can die anytime. Apologize and make amends with your teacher immediately. Follow those who practice dharma and just smile at those who don’t even if they are in the dharma centre. Do your practices consistently and put the 8 Verses of Thought Transformation as the heart of your meditations combined with the first chapter of Lam Rim daily.

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jan 6, 2017 at 1:13 pm

    Death is inevitable non of us can escape that is for sure.Every moment of our life we will never see again ,live our life to the fullest and make every moment joyful and meaningful. To learn ,practice Dharma,work for Dharma and bring Dharma to others will lead you to happiness and gain merits. Do dharma work with a good motivation as advised by Rinpoche Star now and not to waste time….every moments is PRECISE.
    THANK YOU Rinpoche for this teachings and advice.

  2. Jill Yam on Aug 1, 2016 at 9:59 am

    Death is inevitable. Nothing is permanent. We tend to take our life for granted nut knowing that time is not our friend. Because of wrong views and our delusions we forget about our karma. We should start doing dharma now and not find excuses not to practice.
    Only the attainments and good merits will lead us now. Only refuge, samaya, practice, merits and our Yidam will guide us now.

    No one can guide us at that precise moment. It’s up to us how we live our life and do our practices and follow our Guru’s instructions.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing which I will take to heart.

    Jill Yam

  3. Ng Jesvin on Jul 31, 2016 at 9:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing. Yes, dying is the process that we cannot escape and at the end of the day we can’t bring anything with us in this precise moment. I would like to thank Rinpoche for giving me the answer in facing the death. With the dharma knowledge, we are able to take refuge to the three jewels, keep our Samaya with our guru, practice with daily sadhana and meditation, gain merits through dharma work, transform our mind by understanding the 4 nobel truths, practice the 8 fold paths and keep the 5 percepts, rely upon our Yidam to guide us till the end of our life.

    Humbly with hand folded,
    Ng Jesvin

  4. Chris Chong on Mar 17, 2016 at 12:36 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this advice. Death is the truth that no one can deny but everyone tends to forget about it until the very last moment. Because of this delusion that we will live for a very long time, we wasted our time in pursuing things that are useless to us when our elements are dissolving one after and other. Only refuge, samaya, practice, merits and our Yidam will guide us now.

    Rinpoche had adviced us to do death meditation everyday to remind us of impermanence and what is most important to us now. One who does not realise death, will waste his life away until he does.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  5. Lars on Dec 10, 2014 at 3:09 am

    What a splendid article! Thank you so much Rinpoche for writing it.

  6. Li Kheng on Nov 30, 2014 at 11:44 am

    Death is certainly the final destination of each and everyone of us, which we cannot avoid or escape. Therefore, it would be most wise for us to spend time, effort and resources to die well. Death should not be a taboo or something we feat because false pretense that “death is far from happening to us” will lead us to a destruction state of grasping, attachment, fear at our precise moment of death.

    I would like to share the link below on Meditating on Death which helped me appreciate some of the precious people in my life better and improve my relationship with them. So, see…in acknowledging death, we open the windows for our heart to live better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/last-night-i-spoke-about-death-meditation-in-more-detail.html

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 12, 2014 at 10:53 pm

    Existence is meaningless redundancy that we falsely imbue with meaning. A meaning that leads to further repeated meaninglessness. This has been going on countless untold times and will continue to unless you achieve the methods to end it. ~ I find this to be very true, but still if we do not want to wander aimlessly in samsara, then it might be good to do meaningful things? Or doing things that bring us closer to enlightenment?

  8. Edwin Tan on May 10, 2014 at 11:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Before I met you, I will probably be afraid of death, of the unknown, of what I will become of in my next life, if I ever have.

    Now that I met Rinpoche, my kind guru, who is always watching out for me, cleansing my negative karma, guiding me how to gain merits and reduce negativities, I know I will be ready when the time comes.

    I reflect on my misdeeds, my deeds. I do not know what is next, but I am ready.

    Thank you, Rinpoche.

    Regards,
    Edwin

  9. Leslie Leong on Apr 4, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    I think that a lot of people who has achieved high standings in life often forgets where they came from. I have personally come across people who talks big, lies, plays politics, horrible in character, very judgmental. Of course I have also met very nice and humble people too.
    Thanks for this article as it reminds me/us that we must never forget that in life, wealth, successes, power, achievements…means nothing when we leave, which we eventually will.
    I am thankful to have the opportunity to have easy access to internet to learn from this website about dharma, wish to learn more.

  10. Shelly tai on Apr 2, 2014 at 4:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us about our death. Death is inevitable non of us can escape , through spiritual practice make me understand more about the process if death by understanding it more it actually drive to be more want to stay in the path because we need to prepare our mind transform our negative state of mind to a positive state of mind so that our next will suffer less because happiness in on our own hand no one else can help us.

  11. William on Apr 1, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    When your time is up, it is up. Time to go, no negotiation not extension. Then you will go on to your next birth. Your next rebirth will depend very much on what you have done this life and your previous lives. This is because we believe in the continuation of the mindstream but not the body (vessel) you are in now.

    So, what you do now is very important for the future till you are liberated and free from the cycle of life. Some may get there faster, some slower, but what you do not is important. Do dharma work with a good motivation as advised by Rinpoche as it will help us. The time we have is now, there’s no other time already.

    I am grateful that I am now working for the Dharma, doing the best I can. Hopefully I can make a difference in my future life so that my future will be brighter. In the mean time, help others along the way. Thanks to Rinpoche’s guidance and teachings, I am able to absorb some Dharma into my life. I am on my journey and definitely a good one.

  12. Li Kheng on Mar 31, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    At the moment of death, nothing matters except the ability to be prepared to depart with grace through wisdom and compassion. However, if we are really honest, nothing really matters NOW anyway.

    Why do I say that, not out of bitterness but awed realization.

    For some, the money they have creates a fear that people (including their spouse and children) only want them for their money. Therefore, they live in distrust. So, although there is cash in the bank, these “rich people” have empty heart of loneliness.

    For some, they have many friends…but friends for happy days who tend to disappear when the going gets rough. If we are truly honest, we know that we do not have to wait for the moment of death to be abandoned as we are already alone when facing bankruptcy. People do not want to be associated with failure.

    For some, authority has provided great power and control. A General Manager or CEO of a company may be able to dictate the fate of the company and the entire team of staff with one statement. Wow, what great power! However, fear arises that the power is taken away. As in the case of author Michael Gill who wrote [How Starbucks saved my life], at the age of 53, he was fired and not only did he loose his clients, staff loyalty and respect, he could hardly get anyone to pick up his call. He described himself to be helpless.

    So, does this mean that we get rid of our riches and un-friend everyone? No, it simply means we need to review our priorities with strong consideration to the kind words shared by Tsem Rinpoche above. So that we create real value with our money, relations and authority in a way that can give us peace when we face death and in a way that we will leave behind a legacy that benefits others.

  13. beatrix ooi on Mar 27, 2014 at 10:09 pm

    What Rinpoche has written is very true, we will never know when’s our last day on earth. Just like what happened in the past few weeks, none of the people on the plane knew that tragic was going to happen. And also my school’s prefect, who died in a car accident recently, he died on spot… none of them knew that it was their last day. We don’t wait until unfortunate tragic happens then only we regret, it will be far too late by then. These bad news taught me a lesson- we’ll never know when we’re gonna die, so while we are alive, we make sure ourselves don’t involve in negative activities, at least it’ll helps us when the time comes.

  14. Julia Tan on Mar 27, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Some people met Dharma by accident or unintentionally. Some people came to Dharma when he has no place to go. Some people come for Dharma for help because they lost something, may be a husband, a child, money, court case, illness, business etc, some people was a calling time to them, some people search for Dharma because they have very strong past life imprint just like Rinpoche. Whatever it is, we are blessed to meet the guru and the Dharma if you have found one.

    What about those who are not in the categories on top? Where are they going after death? The soul will be pulled and dragged by the yama to the hell. only Merits could save you. Merit is just like our bullets to shoot the enemy down in order to protect and defend ourselves.

    How to gain merits? find a merits field like Kechara.. throw in all the good that your have done. If you see the good is more than the money you have then you are save. If you see the money is more than your merits, then you will suffer and when the last day come before you have a chance of even think about it. too late.. and too bad for you.

  15. AdelineTan on Mar 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving this profound dharma teaching on the blog. Since this optimum human rebirth is so difficult to get as it is stated in the lamrim. ‘No Self-deception could be worse. After gaining such a chance. Than not cultivating virtue! Nothing could be blinder!’ and ‘From non-virtue come all suffering and likewise all the lower realms. From virtue come all the upper realms and all happy rebirth.’ I must remember to put this into practice everyday now.

  16. LT Loo on Mar 25, 2014 at 5:45 pm

    From the “wheel of life” it shows how one turn the samsara wheel in one complete chain-link cycle. Due to ignorance, you develope “wrong view”. you neglect the fact of karma and it effect and be ignorance of your future life. since we had acquired this human rebirth by chance and meet with the dharma. The other school of Buddhism suggest to abandonment of “desire” as the practice to break this chain,(your desire for object of attachment,desire of taking another form/rebirth…).
    Seldom had I read about it mentioned the “golden opportunity” during death process as another method( my ignorance?). In the Vajrayana teaching, the same desire energy was turn to focused to difference object, such as the desire to benefit others,desire to enlightenment… This newly re-learned habituation will be used at the time of death to propel one into “pure-land” of your choice or to higher fortunate rebirth.

  17. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 25, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this gem of a teaching.

    I appreciate it that Rinpoche keeps reminding us to do the death meditation daily. This teaching impresses me with the urgency of preparing for death. For the state of mind at point of death will determine where we will be going to in our next rebirth.

    Our state of mind at point of death is the state we have habituated our mind with, through all the actions of our body, speech and mind, throughout our lives. If our mind were habituated to be positive and has no clinging to the appearances of this life,then it will travel out of this life into a good rebirth. However,more often than not, our mind allows itself to be deceived by appearances because of wrong perceptions. Then our habituated state of mind will be a negative one, mired in grasping and clinging to the insubstantial things of this life. At that precise moment of death, this clinging to what we had always perceived as our ‘anchor’, will be the cause of our undoing and unravelling. By then it’s too late.When we realize the truth, that we have clung falsely to things which will not protect or help us at all, and which had been the cause of our creating negativities,we will be helplessly on the way to another life, another meaningless existence.

  18. Uncle Eddie on Mar 25, 2014 at 2:35 pm

    “Wherever there is birth, there’s always death”, but whose-ever turn is, nobody knows. Young or old, one has to go when the time comes, as seen in the law of impermanence. No God, or gods, or wealth or friends can do anything for us. Only attainments and good merits will lead us now. Only refuge, samaya, practice, merits and our Yidam will guide us now. Don’t look for reasons to, not practice, but look for reasons to practice now, as time is not on our side, as Rinpoche has said! Thank you very much once again for your precious advice and teachings, Rinpoche. With your meritorious teachings, deep care andlove all this while, if ever we can have a wish granted, it will be “In our next rebirth may we always not be parted from a perfect Guru like you Rinpoche!” Om mani padme hung.

  19. Carmen K on Mar 25, 2014 at 2:01 am

    I used to think about death. What will I do at that moment, and before dwelling too much into it, I’d brush it away thinking “there’s still alot of time left. I’m not going to die so soon. Let’s not think about it”… and there I was brushing it off year after year. Though frankly speaking, I think I was just scared. Scared about what I would do at that moment. How will it feel? Where will I go? Who will be by my side, and how can I have the heart to “leave” them. I had no idea.

    Well, I’m glad I met Rinpoche..it has been my greatest fortune. Rinpoche has given me answers to many questions I had. But most of all, Rinpoche has shown me the path, and created a platform for me to do what I can to prepare myself for the final moment. A life which otherwise would be extremely mundane and tedious now has purpose and meaning because of the Dharma that Rinpoche has brought to me.

    Nothing can save you from death. But what you do in your life will dictate your judgement day.

  20. Low KHJB on Mar 24, 2014 at 9:31 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.It is a kind reminder but the obvious reality for our final days to come if we are not prepared spiritually .
    We are fortunate to meet up with our compassionate guru who give us a final road map to Shangri la to rid yourself of suffering for free. But we rather grope in the dark to find Treasure island to satisfy our greed and fantasy.
    Samsara is indeed tempting and most of us got so indulge in its pleasure that we lose our true nature of finding our way home through the Jewels of Dharma.
    I do not deny that I am one of its victims.But day by day I am fighting the inner demons to seek the right path through the guidance of the 3 Jewels through Kechara.
    I am sure the benevolent Dharma will triumph at last, for me to be prepared for those coming final days to come.

    Thank you Rinpoche for you guidance!

  21. Jacinta Goh on Mar 24, 2014 at 7:37 pm

    Two of the greatnesses of reading Lam rim is to know the true thinking of Buddha and taking it as an instruction. Likewise, Rinpoche’s blog serves as though the same for me. There are many times, I found that Rinpoche is actually giving us instructions indirectly. Hopefully I can follow Rinpoche’s advices up to tee!

  22. Graceleong on Mar 24, 2014 at 6:33 pm

    I was brought up to “not talk about death”. It was a taboo topic which may become curse-like. How strange it was when I started learning Dharma and realized that the first truth in Buddhism was suffering which of course includes death. Also Rinpoche advised all of us to do death meditation on a regular basis. By contemplating death we learn to “let go”. Let go of all our attachments which forms one of the basis of our daily suffering. If death was the only sure thing in our life, why fret so much !
    Rinpoche is constantly finding skillful ways to remind us of our ultimate end because he loves and care for all of us and wish for us to quickly have this realization to reduce our sufferings. Thank you dear Rinpoche.

  23. Lucy Yap on Mar 24, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    We often take our life for granted and think we’re going to live forever.But,from one moment to the next,nobody know what will happen Whether we are young or old,we may die anytime.This fear and suffering keeps us from thinking seriously about death and impedes our happiness.We must not stop striving to improve our circumstances in this lifetime. We are truly blessed to have Rinpoche’s blog which is filled with Rinpoche’s precious teachings (which had benefitted millions)at our fingertips.

  24. Boon on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with us. Life is very precious. It is hardly for us to have the opportunity to born as human beings who have the chances approach to dharma. We never know when is our “last episode” in this world. Hence, we shall often engage in dharma work and most important thing is to transform ourselves- cut down our bad habits etc.Thus, when Mr. Yama say hello to us, we will be less frighten and have the confidence to get a good rebirth.

  25. Sean Wang on Mar 23, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    The most important time for our spiritual practice is our death. We have prepared and meditated for the moment. Are we ready for this journey into our next life? We need to be.

  26. Nancy Loo on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:57 pm

    Most people thought by ending their present life, will resolve all their problem/s and never knowing that the last thought of present life will be carried to the next life . Upon encountering the dharma, I learnt about the urgency to contemplate on the subject on death. Initially, I was really freaked out at the mere thought on this subject. Gradually, I was be able to discuss with others when I have more understanding on why that it was taught first before the commencement of other dharma topics. Therefore, I will constantly be mindful of my every thoughts will be off virtue just in case death calling at my door!! Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching.

  27. Jennifer on Mar 23, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    Thank you for sharing this precious teaching Rinpoche. This precise moment awaits us all… whether we like it or not, it is what we would have to go through the moment we were born.

    What really matters at this precise moment? A question that has crossed our mind. But not many actually bother with it. The problem with many of us is that we always think time is on your side even though we are constantly reminded in many occasions that death is always unexpected.

    We are very fortunate to have received teachings from Rinpoche to not be ignorant about this important moment of our lives which was conveniently ignored in the past. May we no longer wait or look for excuses, but prepare ourselves right away for this precise moment by learning and practicing Dharma whole heartedly and consistently!

  28. David Lai on Mar 23, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    I would love to say that I am prepared for death but I know that’s not the truth. Although I am unprepared but I am glad that i am in Dharma. I am not much of a practitioner but I dare say that whatever I do in Dharma adds wonderful causes for a good death and better future lives. I am just glad I am exposed to this idea of preparing for the inevitable. No where else do I find good reminders for our eventual demise. Everywhere else, we only see and meet distractions that do nothing for our eventual passing. We are indeed blessed to have Rinpoche’s blog.

  29. nicholas on Mar 23, 2014 at 2:36 pm

    Day by day I always heard either someone is in the hospital and going to die or accident or already passed away. It getting very norm but knowing it happen to someone sometime we will just feel sorry for them but we forgotten that it may happen to us. We know it that the ‘day’ will come but just ‘hope’ it will happen much much later.

    But if we turn our mind to think the other way round by realizing this precise moment will come and can come anytime it will be more realistic for us to prepare ourselves. Before i met dharma I never know what to do if the precise moment were to arrived but after I met Rinpoche, the teaching is not to ask us to run away and be denial instead is to prepare ourselves for it. The beauty of dharma is teaching us to face anything that will happen to us and focus out to benefiting others so when the precise moment come we have no worry.

  30. henry ooi on Mar 23, 2014 at 2:18 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche always says, “Death is certain, when is not.” Rinpoche says to practice dharma now, not tomorrow, not next week, not next month, not next year, but now.

    Do not wait until we have retired from working life, do not wait until our business is successful, do not wait until our children have all grown up, do not wait until we have traveled the world. We can still do all these but incorporate dharma into our daily lives. Do not procrastinate, time waits for no one. Procrastination is laziness.

  31. mima on Mar 23, 2014 at 11:37 am

    I cannot thanks enough Rinpoche for this blog. Thank you so much for it!

    • mima on Mar 23, 2014 at 12:27 pm

      I can’t thank enough Rinpoche!

  32. Fong on Mar 23, 2014 at 9:12 am

    Before meeting Dharma & Rinpoche’s teaching, death used to flashed thru my head & fill me with dread. I will lose all senses, my family! I would then push the thought away, feeling too scared & panicky. Now I try to work towards facing it by learning more dharma & practising. Hopefully, it will be enough as I still feel that I am moving too slowly.

  33. jp on Mar 23, 2014 at 6:26 am

    Death is something that many people do not wish to talk about because it the unknown and people are scared. I feel that instead of staying ignorant and being in fear as a result, we should investigate and find out. In this way, we can prepare ourselves when the day comes of our passing away.

    I believe that when fully embrace the fact that we will leave this existence day, we will do whatever it takes to prepare ourselves for the transition, and reassess what used to be important in our lives and redefine our priorities. I believe this is a practical and wiser approach. We will never lose out with more knowledge.

  34. lewkwanleng on Mar 23, 2014 at 6:07 am

    in our culture, it is not common to talk about our big day, but ironically, it is something we need to go through eventually, yet most don’t pay any attention to it.

    before i met Dharma, for me, i understand that fame, kids, friends, spouse cannot help us at the time of death, but I don’t know what else, and am kinda stuck. after learning Dharma, i now know there are practices i can do to get myself prepare for the final moment. therefore, i understand that buddhism is not about pessimistic, but rather prepare for something we can bring to our next life.

  35. Gabby on Mar 23, 2014 at 5:58 am

    Wow powerful Rinpoche great works you do really touch so many lives all around the world including mine and my 13 yr old son. Thank you for everything!

  36. Ruby Khong on Mar 23, 2014 at 5:55 am

    In the last 10 years of my life, I have met more people than I did throughout my whole life added together. Some people measure success by the wealth they have accumulated, the power they have attained, or the status they have achieved. Yet, even though they have reached success beyond their wildest dreams, they still feel a void — something is missing from their life. Unfortunately, for some, they chased wordly success till their last breath. For some, it was regret on their death bed but then, it is already too late for death waits for no one.

    I am one of those fortunate people who has the merits to meet Tsem Rinpoche. During our first meeting, Rinpoche skillfully adviced me to spend the rest of my life with a purpose to benefit others. Rinpoche explained that people who live a life of purpose make a meaningful difference in someone else’s life, including animals, and that I should do things for others without expectation of personal gain and serve as exemplary role model. What really matters at the time of death is the legacy you will be leaving behind and the merits you have accumulated to bring along with you to your next life to continue your spiritual journey.

    When Mr Yama comes knocking at your door, at least you know that you had lived a meaningful,loving and caring life. You will then be fearless of death as you will think about all the special, magical moments of your life, and thereby have a more peaceful, joy-filled death.

    This article What Really Matters At The Precise Moment is a very good post by Rinpoche which I will share with my friends.

    • mima on Mar 23, 2014 at 11:51 am

      Ruby, I really appreciated reading your inspiring comment! Much Gratitude for all the incredible work you are doing with Rinpoche! Your work have been a constant source of inspiration to me. Thank you infinitely!

  37. Tommie on Mar 23, 2014 at 5:16 am

    The only thing that can be of any ust to us at the moment of death is our spiritual practice. We must abandon worldly concerns and practice the holy Dharma……. Are we ready?

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:39 AM
    Lazynnes ,negative karma!and mends samajas …ITS very very , inderdependent motivations lewwels of awareness Teacher’Quality &sangha quantity ,first when samajas ARE pure Empowerment full blessings later?so give less Empowerment ITS OK.ccTR IS Wise.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:32 AM
    http://www.aikidosydneycity.com/interview-with-takeda-shihan-by-aikikai-hombu-dojo/ yes yes sumikiri!i m sure HE practice martial arts in many previous lives AS well AS have family’karma conected with ai!ki flow,,,so NEUTRAL his re:for attacks ARE.,above normal fighter skills!___and i m skull in maya astro,fine and wanth share:#####paranormalTSEMsection on:::: antarctica aliens& JFK ,Peru as egg skulls.________________have a good day&nice PRactICE.____THE LIGHT be?or just show options that can be used.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:23 AM
    For example B_LOCK can be neutral karma ,butRE_PLAY reactions can make diferent results in second person?
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:22 AM
    NEUTRAL karma not make good ,not bad result!but ITS STill karma so IS not done from lewwels of acomplishment where IS NO NEW karma acumulations.
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  • nut
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 01:16 AM
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:54 PM
    This is a very informative articles on dogs in monasteries and Tibetan breed. Gonsar Rinpoche explained it very clearly on the different breeds and how dogs are taken care and live in monasteries. We should also take good care of the dogs as they are living being in different form. Hence we should take care of their food and their well beings and not treat them like an ‘item’ to reject or discard them when our selfish mind arise.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dogs-in-tibetan-monasteries.html
  • Lin Mun
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 04:13 PM
    Thank you Datuk May for sharing this article. I do know some people who will only give when they have extra or only if they do not need the items. There are some who would keep giving even if they do not have much because they understand that his gift (whether it is time, resource, material, knowledge and etc) is for the benefit of others.

    I think it all comes from each individual generousity, compassion and kindness. I believe all these good values can be practised and we can be better each day. We should not give up but be aware of our weakness and keep transforming to be better.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 12:56 PM
    Wonderful news to note that EU authorities have finally taken steps to stop online abused.Well with these cut less misused of online disharmony and hate by some undisciplined individual.Nowadays there were too many fraud and scams going on social medias.Hence EU companies are trying to deal to solve fraud and scams,as well as user protection on their websites.
    Our Precious Guru and many Dorje Shugden Practitioners was bullied on social medias too.Do hope with the tightenings of law will help to stop online bullies.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing .
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/victory-over-online-hate.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Thursday, Mar 23. 2017 08:33 AM
    “Somehow, Rinpoche knew I did not believe in Buddhism and so he used a skillful way to give me a teaching. He said that even though I can’t see the Buddha, that does not mean that the Buddha does not exist. This is just like electricity; we can’t see electricity but when we see the lights are turned on, it proves electricity does exist. Similarly, when we see the growing Sangha community and the temples, it proves the existence of Buddha, because without electricity, there would be no light and without the Buddha, there would be no Sangha. After listening to that sound logic, I was still stuck on the need for more proof that the Buddha existed. But it made me think deeper because what Rinpoche said made a lot of sense.” – Pastor Albert Rachaga

    From a Free Thinker to a Buddhist, http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=118312
  • Lin Mun
    Wednesday, Mar 22. 2017 08:22 PM
    We definitely would love to read more stories like this. It is so heart warming to know that people do not care if it is an animal or human but extend their assistance to save the horse. What makes me surprise was the guy who was captured by Officer Frank Pomodoro came to help the horse too.

    It is true that everyone has a Bodhi mind and compassion. We just need to practise and express it.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/we-need-more-stories-like-this.html
  • Alice Tay
    Tuesday, Mar 21. 2017 11:41 PM
    马来西亚被公认为一个非常独特的国家。它是一个拥有多元种族、宗教和文化的国家。截至2016年7月,马来西亚共有大约31億人口,而其中印裔只占少数的6.7%,相等于约200万人。虽然如此,马来西亚各族人民依然可以和睦相处。从这篇博文,我们可以看到印度文化对马来西亚其他种族文化存有一定的影响,尤其是语文和美食方面。此外,马来西亚可称为一个民主国家,因此这里来自不同种族和宗教信仰的人民都可以各自举办庆典活动。

    感谢仁波切分享这篇有趣的博文。

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/malaysia/indians-in-malaysia-chinese.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Mar 21. 2017 09:53 PM
    This is a very good and sincere sharing, Pastor Albert. It is so true that all the organisation will not accept a person who did mistake but Kechara is an organisation that will do the otherwise by retaining those who did wrong and do whatever they can to help and transform this person. So compassionate. This also means that everyone in Kechara team has the same motivation and that is to serve for the benefit of others although they may need to deal with uneasy people in the team and various challenges.

    Appreciate Pastor for your time and dharma sharing to all of us so we can learn and change.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/from-a-free-thinker-to-a-buddhist.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Mar 21. 2017 04:33 PM
    Very funny…. A good laugh heals a lot of hurts. Funny jokes made us smiles and laughter can make your days sparkle with happiness.
    Funny Japanese Doctor really so funny but do made sense really.
    Thank you Rinpoche…i have a good laugh after reading and did learned some knowledge from the facts.To live good ,with good foods and do good in whatever where.They dedicate themselves to what gives their life meaning and purpose.
    Thanks again.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/this-is-so-funny.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Mar 21. 2017 02:47 PM
    Rejoice%20to%20Pastor%20Albert
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Mar 21. 2017 02:47 PM
    Rejoice to Pastor Albert….you have chosen your choice to join the many Pastors at Kechara as a Pastor.I am happy for you following the spiritual path of our Precious Guru.Thank you for sharing your sincere thoughts of the journey joining kechara.Wonderful journey from a free thinker to a Buddhist to serve and benefits others along your spiritual path. Rinpoche ‘s teaching have indeed changed many lives to be a better person.Mind transformation ,compassion caring kindeness,helpfullness and generosity through Rinpoche action or work , we learn from there one of those teachings.May Pastor, you will continue serving the good work and teachings of Rinpoche to more and more people then.
    Thanks again Pastor Albert.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/from-a-free-thinker-to-a-buddhist.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
But then again, the unknown is sometimes worse than the known. In the end nothing is known unless we endeavour,
So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
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Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
4 days ago
Click on picture to enlarge and see what Milarepa says. Profound.
We are always trying to get somewhere, try something new, find some friends, get some entertainment and in the end we end up in the same place. Time to really practice Dharma seriously and stop wasting time we don\'t have. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 days ago
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.
4 days ago
March 20, 2017-Mumu is just so adorable with his bright eyes.
More and more people inviting Lord Dorje Shugden home to connect with on their shrines. I am so happy to see this as it will benefit them and their families so much. That is the purpose to be alive which is to benefit others as much as possible. Tsem Rinpoche
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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
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
6 days ago
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
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His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche is a good sport watching his students do Halloween drag costumes for a charity show. Funny!
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
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The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
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Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
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Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
This sacred statue of Buddha is in Nepal brought originally from Tibet and has spoken on many occasions. Very blessed to see this holy image and keep a picture...bless you always. Tsem Rinpoche
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
I love Mumu boy tremendously. We went through so much together for so many years. You are a great being to be with. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
7 days ago
Dear everyone, I am sharing this beautiful and modern altar to Dorje Shugden in Malaysia. I am glad to see more and more people creating sacred spaces. Tsem Rinpoche
Lhamo Karmo, a female buddha form visualized above the crown of one\'s head at the time of death, to encourage consciousness to leave the body via the crown aperture. From my book \"The Female Buddhas.\"- Glenn Mullin
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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
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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The Tibetan female tulku Dorje Pakmo, from a fresco on the wall of the Dorje Pakmo monastery (Samding) in Tibet, near the Turquoise Lake. In Tibet the Dorje Pakmo was ranked with the Dalai Lama, Panchen Lama and Sakya Trizin as the four highest lamas in the country.-from Glenn Mullin
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
4 weeks ago
Dharma boy, Mumu boy and Oser girl checking out the scene..cute
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
4 weeks ago
My Dharma boy has such a cute expression here. He is a good boy!
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
1 month ago
February 9,2017-My Mumu boy and Oser girl are just relaxing together..super cute
Click on the picture to enlarge and see what Suzy from Hawaii commented on the Dorje Shugden issue after much research. She is very candid and honest. Refreshing. Original is posted here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4
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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
2 months ago
This is a good one to read
Mumu is silly and cute and funny
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 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
4 months ago
This huge Buddha in Korea is magnificent
The very first oracle of Dorje Shugden in trance statue. I have commissioned this.
4 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.
4 months ago
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
4 months ago
Kyabje Zemey, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Kyabje Pabongka Choktrul Rinpoche
My Oser girl and Mumu boy are so adorable
4 months ago
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
4 months ago
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?
5 months ago
Tenzing Norgay found this in Nepal. Guess what it is?
Sir Edmund Hillary
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
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
5 months ago
It's nice to have monks visitors and resident monks in Kechara
                         Taken in Lake Champlain in Canada. A huge water monster...neat...
6 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
6 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
6 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
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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
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Dalai Lama Says We Can Practise Dorje Shugden Finally! Read more on this development--- http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=109777
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    Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    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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