How My Protector Healed Me

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A picture of myself and Choje-la, it was the first time we met each other in Malaysia. 我和确吉拉的合照,那是我们首次在马来西亚相见。

Choje-la, is the official oracle of over 7 great Dharma protectors, who are able to enter him, take full control of his body and speech, and become a vessel of their messages, prophecies, advise and healing for the last 30 years. Choje-la is not an ordinary monk or person but a highly trained monk who has been personally trained by the previous His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. He has been fully authorized by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to be the official Panglung Oracle over 40 years back. These very highly attained eminent Lamas have personally trained up and cleared the passage ways for Choje-la to be able to take full trance of 7 various protectors. Choje-la originally hails from Sera Mey Monastery and now he belongs to Serpom Monastery. I do not have any close relationship or know Choje-la very well up till about 3 years ago, in late October 2011.

A few years ago my Chinese TCM doctor discovered something wrong in my liver and asked me to go for Western medical checkup. It appeared that I had some hardening of my liver, which if left untreated or just the way it is can turn into something more terminal. So that diagnosis came out and I was put on a diet and given special medication for that. During that time, my students contacted Choje-la’s assistants, asking that the next time he takes trance, to please ask the dharma protector if there’s any pujas, or any recourse or what should be done for me.

The next thing I knew, Choje-la got on a plane with his entourage and landed in Malaysia to see me. I had the honor of having him stay in my own home. It was during that time that I have gotten to know Choje-la better, and it turns out that he is a very knowledgeable monk, a very kindly, well-experienced monk who has no agenda, has very strong guru devotion and very pure in his monk vows. I grew to respect, love and admire this monk, and really thought to myself that I am lucky to have him as a friend now, because he’s a really good monk and person. These qualities move me. Pure monks are very beneficial to dharma. He inspires me very much. During many difficult times, he has taken trance at my request in order that I can consult the dharma protector for certain answers that really kept me in the dark and that would have made a huge difference both wrong or right if the right steps were not implemented.

So, Choje-la arrived in Malaysia and took a special trance just for me and during the trance session, the dharma protector was very gracious, loving and extremely kind to me. He sat me down and did healing by placing his hands over my affected area – the liver, and did some rituals on it and some motion of extracting something from it and on top of that, he took some rice and blessed it and asked me to drink it immediately, and also gave me more blessed rice to soak in water to drink for one week daily. He also recommended a series of pujas and some special mantras that I needed to recite myself. I was amazed and grateful. After that was done, Choje-la was able to spend some time here with me, and we got to know each other much better, and if I may say so with respect, I was able to connect with him as a friend although I am not worthy of his friendship because he is such a senior and eminent monk, but I can say that he is a friend now. A while later, he returned back to Taiwan.

The incredible thing was a few months later, I went to Singapore for a check up. To the doctor’s amazement, there was tremendous healing that had happened in my liver. The healing is not forever and if I don’t take care, it could come back. But when I went back at that time, the doctor was amazed that the healing process could be so quick, so clear and so definitive. So that doctor actually asked me what did you do? What happened? So I jokingly told him that I have a Tibetan monk friend who is also a Tibetan doctor herbalist and he did things to help me get well. I had students who came with me witnessed all of these. I am grateful to Choje-la for helping me in a time of need, in a time that I was not well… I deeply appreciate his compassion and kindness over the years since then also, to do divination and to take trance of the dharma protectors for me so that I may ask questions over many important issues. Over the years I have seen the good results, the prophecies, and the answers come out true, one by one no matter how far fetched at first it might seem. Some may find this too mystical for them, but don’t limit the Buddhas and Dharma protectors of what they are able to do because enlightenment operating from the sphere of emptiness is unlimited in capacity and method. Our limited minds or cultural upbringing may make it hard for us to accept something that is perfectly normal in another practice or culture, so don’t knock it before you do complete investigations. You might be missing out. His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche would consult oracles as well as many other high eminent lamas throughout their lives and received good results. I follow in their beliefs as they introduced me to this. There is much ‘magic’ and mystery from Tibet, but you know what, I saw with my own eyes on my own body the incredible and miraculous results. It’s good enough for me.

Choje-la is an excellent oracle of Sera Monastery as was his father. His father was the famous Panglong Oracle who’s line of oracles are passed on by heredity, meaning father to son. So his father was a very famous oracle, and the very oracle that His Holiness the Dalai Lama consulted in 1959, who gave him the answer that he should leave Tibet… that’s what we were told by many senior monks who witnessed it. So in 1959, when things became tight and difficult, the Dalai Lama was very concerned. Naturally, he consulted his Guru, the previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and Trijang Rinpoche had people go and consult this famed oracle’s father who was a very famous oracle in Tibet at that time due to his extreme accuracy. This famous oracle then took trance of the dharma protector, and did a ‘clearings of the obstacle dance‘ and gave a sword to the Dalai Lama to be held at the head of the party as they escaped from Tibet to India. This sword is witnessed by hundreds who were on the escape party and this sword is now preserved. This sword was carried and incense burn daily in their successful exodus into India.

So the current oracle’s father was a very famous oracle in Tibet, whom had remained in Tibet, and finally passed away there after decades of tireless and beneficial service to many people who came to seek advise, prophecies and messages from the dharma protector without any personal gain. He was most famous for taking trance of Kache Marpo. So this current oracle is also a very high caliber, highly respected and very well known within the Gelugpa world in Tibet, India, Nepal and all over. He has taken trance of the dharma protector, many many times for my benefit and I have received a lot of personal benefit. I am indebted to this oracle, to his work, which was made possible due to his purity, practice and ability to really be a wonderful dharma practitioner, who is a great inspiration during this time. I decided to share to everyone his picture and blog about him because he is someone that I respect very deeply from the depths of my heart and I hope you can meet him one day. More than his amazing oracular abilities is he is simple, gentle, kind, pure in his vows, learned, practiced and strong guru devotion. All the qualities I wish to be one day. The current Panglung Kuten has all the hallmarks of a great practitioner and humble too. It is revealed in this oracle’s previous life, he was a great Geshe of the highest caliber serving the Buddha-dharma and these great protectors also. Thank you very much Choji-la for your inspiration, practice and immense kindness to me. I fold my hands to your spirituality and kindness. I pray to be like you in your practice.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

A picture of Choje-la’s father, whom was a famous Panglung oracle in Tibet. Thousands from all over Tibet, Mongolia, Nepal, India and Russia would come to seek his oracular abilities. Many of the Tibet’s elite, Government ministers, aristocracy, high monks, abbots, eminent tulkus as well as the ordinary laity would seek his accurate oracular pronouncements. He had benefited so many. His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche would often send attendants to seek his oracular answers. It was this oracle that gave the pronouncement for the Dalai Lama and entourage to leave.
确吉拉的父亲——藏地非常有名的邦隆神谕的相片。上千位来自藏地、蒙古、尼泊尔、印度、俄罗斯的信众会前去寻求他降神的帮助。无数藏地的精英、政府官员、贵族、高僧、住持及杰出的杜固们,以及在家众都会前去请求他准确的预言。他利益了无数的人。至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切经常会派其侍者向他请示答案。他就是给予嘉瓦仁波切及其侍者预言,吩咐他们逃离西藏的神谕。

 

This is the son of the famous Lhasa Panglung Oracle. Choje-la is the current Panglung Oracle in Oracle regalia preparing for trance in the vast monastery in front of hundreds of monks.
这位就是著名的拉萨邦隆神谕之子。确吉拉是现任邦隆神谕。相片中他身穿神谕服饰,在寺院上百位僧人面前准备降神。

 

This is the 5th Panglung Kuten. He was not a member of the current Panglung Kuten's family but nevertheless also took powerful trances of Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo. Click to enlarge

 

(There are many videos on Youtube of Choje-la taking full trance. You may take a look)

 


 

我的护法神如何让我从病中痊愈

确吉拉(Choje-la)是7位伟大佛法护法神的官方神谕。过去的30年来,护法神能降神于他,控制他的身和语,借其身作传递讯息、预言、训诫的媒介,更可以借其身给人治疗病痛。确吉拉并不是一位平凡的僧人,他是经受前世至尊嘉杰赤江仁波切及嘉杰托摩格西仁波切亲自栽培,且是一位训练有素的僧人。40余年前,他获得嘉杰赤江仁波切的认可,授权成为官方邦隆神谕。这些高僧大德亲自训练确吉拉,打通其体内通道,好让7位不同的佛教护法能降神于他。色拉美寺乃确吉拉之母寺,现他为色邦寺之成员。我一向都没有跟确吉拉有任何很深的交情,也不太认识他,直到3年前——2011年的10月杪。

几年前我的中医师发现我的肝部出了问题,并且建议我到西医做体检。经过检查,医生发现我有肝硬化的问题,若不医治或置之不理,此问题将成不治之症。经诊断出此问题之后,我便开始进规定好的饮食、服特定的药物。就在那期间,我的弟子们与确吉拉的助理联络上,询问助理确吉拉下一次降神为何时,目的是请示护法能为我赞助哪些法会,或是可以向谁求助、能为我做些什么。

接下去我只知道确吉拉亲自跟助理们一同乘搭飞机,前来马来西亚见我。我非常有幸能邀请他住进我的住所。就是在那个时候,我才有机会进一步认识确吉拉。也是在那个时候,我得知他是一名知识渊博、非常仁慈、经验丰富且没有任何议程、有无比上师依止心及守清净戒条的僧人。我对他的尊重、关爱和敬仰因此而大大的增加了。我真心觉得能跟他结交成朋友是非常幸运的一件事,因为他是一位好僧人,也是一个好人。他的这些品质触动了我。守戒清净的僧人对佛法的增长非常有助益。他启发了我不少。在很多艰难的时刻,他都应我的要求,进行降神仪式好让我能向护法神请示一些特定的事宜我该怎么做,因为无论对错都会造成很大的影响,
若不执行正确的做法。

当时确吉拉抵达马来西亚,特别为我进行降神仪式,然后在降神的过程中,护法待我非常亲切,对我展现关爱及极度的仁慈。他让我坐下,然后将其双手放在我患病之处——肝部为我治疗,然后再进行一些仪式,以及做从我肝内取出东西的手势。除此之外,他抓了一些米粒然后加持那些米粒,然后要我以水服下。护法随后也给了我更多经过加持的米粒,要我将这些米粒放入饮用水中,服用一整个星期。他也指示一系列该赞助的法会,以及一些我必须自己持诵的特别心咒。我感到惊奇,也非常感恩。降神仪式之后,确吉拉留下来跟了我几天,我们因此而更了解彼此,而且容许我尊重地说这接下来的话:当时我能以一个朋友的身份跟他接触,虽然我配不上这段友情,因为他是如此资深、卓越的僧人;但现在我可以说他是我的朋友。过不久之后,他便返回台湾了。

神奇的是数个月后,我前去新加坡做体检。医生对于我肝硬化问题的痊愈感到非常吃惊。肝硬化的痊愈并不是永久性的,如果我不好好照顾,同样的问题还是会回来的。然而在我回去医院复诊的时候,医生对于我如此神速、明显的痊愈而感到吃惊不已,医生其实问我我到底做了什么,到底发生什么事?于是我以开玩笑的口吻告诉医生我有一位藏族僧人的朋友,他是一位擅长草药治疗的医师,他替我进行治疗。跟我同行的弟子就见证了这一切。我非常感谢确吉拉在我需要帮忙,在我有病痛的时候伸出援手。我深深地感激他多年来的慈悲和仁慈,包括他为我做的占卜、进行护法降神仪式,让我向护法请示了许多重要的事宜。这些年来我都看到正面的成果,那些预言、答复都一个接一个的成真,尽管它们在一开始看起来有点牵强。有些人或许觉得这些事对他们来说有过浓的神秘色彩,但是佛菩萨及佛教护法的能力是无限、无边界的,因为证悟的力量来自无限量、有取之不尽之方便的空性界。另一种修持或文化中人们习以为常的事物,也可能是我们所难以接受的,因为我们被既定的思维及成长文化框住了。于是,别在作出任何研究前做任何的批评。你或许会错过了什么。至尊嘉杰宋仁波切及其他杰出的高僧大德们毕生都向神谕请示问题,并且也得到正面的结果。我遵从他们的信仰,因为这些是他们介绍给我的。藏地还有无数的“魔法”和神秘之事物,但是我亲眼在我身上看到神奇、如奇迹般的效果。这些对我而言已经够好了。

确吉拉跟他父亲一样,都是色拉寺非常杰出的神谕。他的父亲是著名的邦隆神谕,而这个神谕的传承系乃属父传于子。他的父亲过去是位非常有名的神谕,也是嘉瓦仁波切于1959年请示他是否应该离开藏地的那位神谕。很多当时见证此事的年老僧人都跟我们说起这件事。于是1959年的时候,情况变得十分危急和困难,嘉瓦仁波切也非常担忧。很自然地,嘉瓦仁波切前去请示他的上师,前世的嘉杰赤江仁波切,随后赤江仁波切派人前去请示这位当时在藏地非常有名、所给的预言也非常精准的神谕。这位有名的神谕让护法降神,护法随后跳起“除障舞”,更给了嘉瓦仁波切一把剑,让从藏地逃到印度大队的领头人持此剑。当时逃亡的上百个人都亲眼看过这把剑,这把剑至今依然被完好地保存。在他们逃离藏地的一路上,他们都佩带这把剑,天天烧香,祈求一路顺利无碍。

现在这位神谕的父亲是藏地非常有名的神谕,他一直都留在西藏,几十年来孜孜不倦、不求个人回报地为无数前来找护法神做咨询、请示预言及讯息的人们服务。最后他在藏地圆寂了。他以降喀切玛波护法神最为著称。现在这一位神谕也有超高的能力、备受尊重,更在藏地、印度、尼泊尔及其他地方的格鲁圈子中广为人知。他为了我进行了很多次的护法降神仪式,我从中接受了无数的益处。我受这位神谕和其法业的恩惠,而他之所以能带给我和他人无穷的利益,那是因为他的纯净、修行,以及成为一位真正修行人的能力。他本身是这个时代的一大启发。我决定在这里张贴他的照片,在博客上分享关于他的事,因为我打从心底,深深地尊敬他,也希望有朝一日你能有幸见到他。除了他神奇的降神能力之外,他本身是个简朴、温和、仁慈、守戒清净、博学、实修教法及有无比上是依止心的僧人。这些品质都是我希望有朝一日能拥有的。现在这位邦隆固登具备所有伟大修行者所拥有的特点,同时他也十分谦虚。我们得知这位神谕的前世乃是一位伟大的格西,他十分有才干,更为佛陀教法,以及这几位伟大护法神服务。确吉拉,谢谢你的启发、修持,以及对我巨大的仁慈。我向您的修行和仁慈合掌。我祈愿自己能像你这样来修行,跟你做一样的人。

詹杜固仁波切

(Youtube上有很多确吉拉降神的视频。你可以去看看。)

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  1. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:04 am

    For longest time, people who have been misled have wrongly accused Dorje Shugden practitioners and have hated blindly without understanding the real issue. Therefore it is very refreshing to see this comment by Suzy in Rinpoche’s YouTube channel [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s] in which she eloquently expressed how her mind shifted about Dorje Shugden after learning more about the Protector.

    Suzy

  2. wan wai meng on Dec 30, 2016 at 1:55 am

    These are but some of the stories on the reliance on Dorje Shugden by Tsem Rinpoche, practitioners and other high lamas. Dorje Shugden will always be very close and assist the Lamas who spread the dharma.

    We are so grateful to Dorje Shugden for bringing the oracle to Malaysia to help Rinpoche with his liver problem. Rinpoche’s liver hardening was a well documented case, and there are much evidence to support how this case progressed. The doctors in Singapore were baffled by the almost 190 degrees reversal of the liver hardening.

  3. Pavara Lam on Nov 27, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    The miraculous healing of Rinpoche’s liver has proven that Dorje Shugden can’t cause any harm and will only benefit for the sake of all sentient beings.
    A evil spirit would not have been able to perform such a miraculous feat, a feat that can’t happen by coincidence, but can only happen through the worshipping of enlightened beings and not evil spirits.

    The speedy recovery of Rinpoche’s liver shows the power of Dorje Shugden, due to Dorje Shugden I believe that Rinpoche’s life will be lengthened for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May Rinpoche live long to turn the wheel of dharma to benefit all sentient beings. _/\_

  4. Echeah on Nov 21, 2016 at 12:51 am

    Rinpoche and all the attained high Lamas are too humble. They consult dharma protectors through oracles or throw divination dices not because they need to but for the sake of the students. We the students need to witness it. Our minds are so limited, skeptical and lacking in faith that we often need to see signs or 3rd party confirmation and double confirmation before we are convinced of anything.

    They sometimes manifest illness and they can also heal themselves, but which direction they take is tied to the students’ karma and merits.

    They are also humble towards each other and often reverse roles with each other as student or teacher. Good example is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and the 5th Dalai Lama. Both are already highly attained, but they gave each other teachings and initiations.

    It’s fascinating to see how Buddhas and bodhisattvas work, always with no other motivation than for the benefit of others.

  5. Lin Mun on Nov 16, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you Dorje Shugden and Choje-la for healing Rinpoche so he can continue to teach dharma and benefit more people. We are so blessed and fortunate to have high attained lamas to be here in Malaysia to guide us. Truly appreciate Choje-la effort and his compassion.

  6. Stella Cheang on Nov 14, 2016 at 2:51 pm

    We are forever indebted to Choji-la for flying into Malaysia and healing Rinpoche. It was incredible for the healing process to be so quick, so clear and so definitive. I pray that Rinpoche will stay in good health and turn the wheel of Dharma for us (me) who has no clue what we are doing, always wasting time and indulge in our self-grasping mind. May Rinpoche’s teaching pervade the 10 directions and benefit all sentient beings.

  7. Low KHJB on Nov 12, 2016 at 10:17 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the kind sharing and introducing the high lama Choji la to us.We were very fortunate through the kind generosity for Rinpoche to witness and to be blessed by Choji la in trance as Kache Marpo at Kechara Forest Retreat sometime back.

    We are very fortunate to be able to attend such a sacred event in Malaysia.Which we never thought possible in the past and we are very grateful for the privilege of being there.

    We have no doubt that the high lama Choji la is a very kind person and he truly cares for all those who seeks the true path of Dharma.

  8. Uncle Eddie on Nov 12, 2016 at 5:49 pm

    It was indeed a great display of compassion for Lama Choje-la and his entourage to come all the way to Malaysia to heal our Rinpoche. All students, followers, practitioners and friends of Rinpoche and Kechara indeed feel extremely indebted to Choje-la for healing Rinpoche, so that He may live long, to contimue teaching and spreading the Dharma to benefit more sentient beings, and in leading them out of sufferings! All members of Kechara, its followers, participants and friends do indeed feel gratefully indebted to Choje-la for his kindness and inspiration. May Rinpoche continue to live well, healthy with a long life to spread Dharma in all directions!

  9. HelenaC on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:29 pm

    Thank you Dorje Shugden and Choje-la for healing Rinpoche without any agenda. His kindness and compassion show the quality of a pure high Lama can do. We are fortunate to witness the oracle last year and be blessed by the powerful protector. It is no doubt to believe in Dorje Shugden and have full faith with him. We must share more on Dorje Shugden to benefit many that are coming forward.
    May Rinpoche be well always and may all of us be blessed by the mighty Dorje Shugden. Thank you for the miracle and amazing sharing Rinpoche.

  10. Samfoonheei on Nov 11, 2016 at 2:52 pm

    Wonderful to know that Rinpoche’s illness got healed through the help of oracle.It is a miracle as i know once our liver hardening we only can take medicines to suppress it. When we have faith and trust in our Dharma Protector miracles will happen.Scientifically cannot be explain.To those who witnessed it ,its a blessing.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post and a good read of Choje-la.. the current Panglung Oracle. May Rinpoche be healthy always to continue turning the Dharma wheel and guiding us.

  11. Justin on Nov 11, 2016 at 2:06 am

    What can i say. I have the great merit to witness for myself how trances were taken in Panglung Kuten. It is truly amazing experience and my faith in Dharma deepen after my experiences witnessing how compassionate Dorje Shugden and Kache Marpo to take trance and benefit us. After witnessing these, i believe there are miracles and super natural powers.

  12. Harold Musetescu on Nov 11, 2016 at 1:06 am

    Does the Panglung Kuten take trance of “Methar”?

    • Anne Ong on Nov 11, 2016 at 1:25 am

      Hello Harold,

      No, the Panglung Kuten Oracle doesn’t take trance of Methar.

  13. Pastor Han Nee on Nov 10, 2016 at 9:48 pm

    Thank you Dorje Shugden for healing Tsem Rinpoche so miraculously.Thank you for your great compassion. Even the specialist doctor in Singapore whom Rinpoche consulted for his liver condition, was amazed at Rinpoche’s remarkable recovery. Thank you Choje la for coming all the way here to take trance of Dorje Shugden for Him to heal Rinpoche. THank you for your great kindness and compassion too.

    The healing of Tsem Rinpoche happened before the very eyes of many students of Rinpoche. The specialist doctor in S’pore was himself so very amazed at the miraculous recovery. Hence, there was no doubt about the healing power of Dorje Shugden, proving, without the shadow of a doubt that He is a Buddha.

    Many of Tsem Rinpoche’s students have experienced the power and compassion of Shugden. These stories of miracles and the help that Dorje Shugden has given many people can BE read about at DS.ORG .

    Yet, there are some people who continue not to see Dorje Shugden as a Buddha but as a spirit. Not only that, they also keep attacking and hurling insults at Tsem Rinpoche for keeping his samaya with his root Guru and continuing his Shugden practice.This especially coming after the Dalai Lama has said we can practice Dorje Shugden and that the Dalai Lama himself has never been harmed by Shugden. Furthermore, the Dalai Lama himself had composed a beautiful prayer to Shugden earlier on. The mind that had written the prayer “Melody of the Unceasing Vajra” in praise of Shugden, is the same mind as the mind of the Dalai Lama now .
    Spirituality and Dharma cannot be mixed with politics and other agenda. Dorje Shugden and Lamas who practice Shugden are entitled to religious freedom . They have a right to practice and to keep their commitment to their root Gurus.THat right should be respected.

  14. Anne Ong on Oct 20, 2016 at 9:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It is great relieve to know that Rinpoche’s illness got healed through the help of oracle trance and advice of Chorje-la and the Great Dharma Protector Dorje shugden. I’m positive and confident and always have full faith and trust that with spiritual help.miracle cure is possible when we have good affinity with the deity or Buddha. i also heard from this video clip that Dorje Shugden healed people from fatal diseases spoken by Martin Chow.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ys3XYO93IyU.
    May Rinpoche please live well,healthy and long life to spread dharma is all directions._/\_
    Thank you,
    Anne Ong.

  15. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:08 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

    __________________________________

    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  16. Shane Jayasuriya on May 1, 2016 at 11:05 pm

    Its good to hear Rinpoche is well and free from liver problem. Thank you Dorje Shugden for healing Rinpoche . How powerful and compassionate you are ..Sadu 3x

  17. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 8, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    I hope Tibetan leadership will stop contradicting itself and discriminating based on faith, for the benefit of Tibetan people.

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  18. Tsem Rinpoche on Jan 4, 2016 at 8:05 am

    His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed this prayer to Dorje Shugden. His Holiness has full clairvoyance and knowledge of the nature of the deity he composed the prayer to when he was younger and when he is older as it is the same mind stream. So not logical His Holiness can make a mistake? If he can make mistakes about deities, then the mistakes cannot be limited to time span: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=61029

  19. Alice Tay on May 8, 2015 at 11:40 pm

    首先要感谢确吉拉,因为他的仁慈,在2011年时乘搭飞机,前来马来西亚医治好仁波切。要不然,我不知自己今天是否有那么幸运的遇上与得到仁波切的教诲。

    这位慈悲的神谕的父亲也曾经是著名的邦隆神谕,而且是以降喀切玛波护法神最为著称。而切玛波护法其实是多杰雄登的主要大臣,也是马头明王的化身。因此,无论是金甲衣护法,多杰雄登或是切玛波护法,他们都是证悟者,只是转变另一个形体来接近与帮助我们。

    在此希望仁波切法体安康,常住在世,常转法轮。也希望有机缘之下可以遇见这位慈悲的
    神谕,就如仁波切所说的祈愿自己能像这位神谕来修行。

  20. Andrew Hibberd on May 7, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    zopa

    2014-11-27-Kopan-Rinpoche-1-3067-web Lama Zopa Rinpoche fair dinkum good aussie monk , he has a bunch of mates the list is held in the heart of chenrezig and outside of chenrezig

  21. john on Mar 9, 2015 at 4:00 am

    Nice story and very happy to hear that You are now very well.
    This means how much is important to have and to know that the solution of problems existes always. it is necessary only yo call.
    How many person could like to be in this happy situayio but they can’t find solution…again once time be very very good!
    Yours reader john from Trani in Italy

  22. tsemtulku on Feb 16, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    INTERESTING DEVELOPEMENT:

    We have been informed by our friends in Dharamsala that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; the de facto head of Tibetans in Exile in India) that they have seen the vulgarities said in the name of being on the Dalai Lama’s defense. Many who can read English in Dharamsala have been horrified that their campaign against Shugden is leading to such vulgarities and attacks on Shugden followers personal lives. CTA had hoped to intimidate Shugden people to give up through fear and violence in the past, but it has worked against them as they represent Dalai Lama a Nobel peace prize winner. People are asking why Dalai Lama does not speak up against the hatred towards Shugden people? CTA in the past have kept quiet about the attacks on Shugden people both physical and verbal but now IT’S DIRECTLY BEING CONNECTED TO THEM which is bad PR. The more Dalai Lama supporters hurl abuses on line and it’s recorded, the more it will work against CTA.

    The CTA visit this blog often to keep a watch. They are embarrassed by people who write such negatives and vulgarities now and engage in name-calling in the name of Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. It reflects terribly on them. They have been getting more negative response from people around the world and more queries. The press has been picking up on these types of verbal abuses hurled at Shugden people and find it justified and alerted to the fact something is seriously wrong. They are starting to question the CTA more which is embarrassing.

    We will keep posting these vulgarities hurled at Shugden people online. This is what Shugden people have to tolerate daily. But you will see NO SUCH COMMENTS from Shugden people. I have friends who informed me they will also send this article’s link to press around the world and proper authorities to keep them alert. As violent vulgarities can escalate into violence against innocent Shugden practitioners.

    You see the bottom line is all this name hurling and violent words can stop overnight if His Holiness Dalai Lama speaks up to stop it. Dalai Lama should send people to engage in dialogue to settle this matter once and for all. It would benefit everyone all around. This ban and advice against peaceful Shugden practitioners was started by Tibetan leadership. They should do something to stop it as they are responsible for every person they affect with this ban. The Tibetan leadership is responsible for every harm perpetrated or planned against Shugden practitioners both verbal, psychological and physical.

    Do see the pictures here of the abuse but be ready for how unpleasant it could be: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58841

  23. tsemtulku on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:32 am

    It’s amazing, sometimes when you make a spiritual choice, some people can criticize and segregate you for it. As if your choice must be approved by them. If they don’t approve they have some mandate to tell you that you are wrong and also can be rude for your choice of faith. If you don’t pray to what they pray to, then your ‘god’ is a demon or something. How archaic. LOL. I find that amazing. LOL again. How can you come to my space, face and life and tell me my religion is wrong? I didn’t hurt anyone with my faith and I don’t intend to. Whatever others of my same faith are or are not doing is not me. So don’t bundle me up into the same package. I am me and they are them. Besides, I am more than my religion. There are many aspects of who I am. So don’t just look at my spiritual choice and summarize me. You don’t know me. And you don’t have to know me. Also I owe nothing to you. I don’t need your approval for my spirituality. I would love to be your friend but let’s not let our spiritual choice ever get in the way. Be modern, be today and accept who I am as I don’t hurt anyone. 🙂 So look at all parts of who I am but the bottom line is my spirituality is my choice, do not ever presume to comment, disparage, judge or even think anything about it. I eat what I want. I dress as I like. Live where I want. Befriend who I wish. Write what I like on my social media space and pray to whatever I feel is working for me. Full stop! 🙂 Thanks for letting me live my life as your opinion of it is not needed, requested or solicited and I say this with deepest respects to you.. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  24. abby foo on Feb 7, 2015 at 8:06 pm

    我个人非常喜欢,来自詹杜固仁波切的一段话:

    站在我的角度,我从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲,我对他仍然有敬意,也将他视为我的上师之一。对一些没有从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲的人而言,情况或许不是如此。无论如何我的做法还是必须对他有持敬意的。即使我没有从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲,我仍然会采取对他保持敬意的做法。嘉瓦仁波切抨击多杰雄登护法修持的劝告伤害了很多人,事实上是伤害了千万人。这样的抨击引起了纷乱、隔离及痛苦。嘉瓦仁波切所教授的一切都关乎慈悲、容忍及和谐,雄登修持者值得这些美好。因此我恭敬地向至尊嘉瓦仁波切跪拜,请求他派遣他的大臣们会见雄登团体的领袖以解决此事。我以最虔敬地心说出这一切。作为藏人的一份子,我也希望并祝愿嘉瓦仁波切安好。祈愿嘉瓦仁波切长寿健康。詹杜固仁波切敬上。

  25. Beng on Feb 7, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    NOTABLE COMMENT FROM TSEM RINPOCHE

    For me, I have received teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and I still have to respect him as one of my lamas. It might be different for some of you who have not. But my approach must be respectful. Even if I didn’t have teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama, would still approach him in a respectful manner. The advice against Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness is hurting many people in fact millions. It’s creating discord, segregation and pain. Everything the Dalai Lama teaches is about compassion, tolerance and reconciliation and the Shugden practitioners deserve that too. I therefore, respectfully prostrating to the ground would ask H.H. the Dalai Lama to please send his ministers to talk to the leaders of the Shugden group and resolve this issue. I say all this with deepest respects. As a part Tibetan, I also wish His Holiness the best. Long live the Dalai lama. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  26. Pavara Lam on Feb 7, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    It is really good news that Rinpoches hardened liver is gone.
    This is a sign that Dorje Shugden isn’t an evil spirit.
    If you are going to say Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit tell me who has healed Rinpoche??
    Since you called Dorje Shugden a devil, why is it that a devil can have such powerful healing powers??
    Therefore i see it as Dorje Shugden is not a spirit because how could a spirit have the powers to heal and to know that Rinpoche is having problems with his liver.
    If not for Dorje Shugden and Choje La, Rinpoche might be in a really critical condition right now.
    I am not going to give up the practice of Dorje Shugden now even if people tell me DS is a spirit, as it is impossible for spirits to have such power as that.

  27. tsemtulku on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:26 am

    Dear everyone, His Holiness Dalai Lama says to kick out monks from the monasteries who do not listen. I was so surprised at this short speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS6hq5HJNik

  28. tsemtulku on Jan 28, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Dorje Shugden followers in the millions will not abandon their practice. So it would be good if leaders of the Dorje Shugden practicing community met with the Tibetan leadership to work out something that will be a win-win situation for both sides. His Holiness Dalai Lama wants to meet the Chinese current leaders to resolve the Tibet issue. Why not meet the Shugden followers to resolve this issue too? Why forgive one ‘enemy’ and ignore another?~Tsem Rinpoche (Please read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431)

  29. Chandra on Jan 20, 2015 at 6:59 am

    Demonstration of greatness and mutual love and support among the sangha. Without Rinpoche a lot more beings would be in an unideal place. Thank you for this nice yet personal post too Rinpoche.

  30. Pee Bee Chong on Jan 17, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. Thank you Choje-la for coming to Malaysia to heal Rinpcohe. Rinpoche always show us by example how to be humble and grateful to others.

    The article also teaches us that our limited minds or cultural upbringing may make it hard for us to accept something that is perfectly normal in another practice or culture. Therefore, don’t limit our capacity, we should investigate and open our minds as miracles do happen.

  31. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 17, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    “Some may find this too mystical for them, but don’t limit the Buddhas and Dharma protectors of what they are able to do because enlightenment operating from the sphere of emptiness is unlimited in capacity and method. Our limited minds or cultural upbringing may make it hard for us to accept something that is perfectly normal in another practice or culture”.

    The miracle of the Dharma Protector healing Rinpoche did happen,as witnessed by many of Rinpoche’s students.

    What I find most consistent in Tibetan Buddhism is that be it a carefullly trained oracle, like Choje-la, or a high Lama and teacher, like Tsem Rinpoche, everyone works from a Lineage. Everyone practices Guru Devotion unwaveringly. In this case, Chojila was a student of one of the most eminent Masters of our time, Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, a Guru to so many great Lamas of the ‘post-Tibet ‘era, who fled Tibet and carried and spread the Lineage teachings of Je Tsongkhapa to all four corners of the world.

    Thank you Choje-la for being the oracle for the Protector to heal our Guru. Thank you for inspiring everyone with your great compassionate work as an oracle, your pure holding of your vows and your Guru Devotion.

  32. Carmen K on Jan 17, 2015 at 3:45 am

    I was lucky to be able to witness the series of events as described above and can attest to it. It was miraculous and I am forever indebted and grateful to Choje-la and the Dharma Protector for saving my guru’s life. I have full faith in my guru, and therefore will follow and trust the advices, teachings, practises of my guru. The basis of a disciple’s attainments stems from devotion towards the guru. Without the guru, I am nobody, therefore without this miraculous help, I would not have had the last 3 years be filled meaningfully by the pure nectar of my guru’s teachings.

    This paragraph here:

    “To the doctor’s amazement, there was tremendous healing that had happened in my liver. The healing is not forever and if I don’t take care, it could come back. But when I went back at that time, the doctor was amazed that the healing process could be so quick, so clear and so definitive.”

    ..reminds me that everyone is subjected to the laws of karma, nothing stays permanent. For the guru, it is dependant on the collective karma of the students. If there is enough merit and the causes are created for the teacher to stay, teach and continue turning the wheel of Dharma, then that would be the case. The guru stays to benefit others on the biggest scale possible and if the conditions to achieve this is not fulfilled, then there is no reason for gurus to remain to teach.

    With that, I do pray and hope that Rinpoche would remain with us for countless years to come, and continue turning the wheel of Dharma, to lead all sentient beings out of suffering.

    Humbly,
    Carmen

  33. May Ong on Jan 16, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Choje Lama’s visit to see Tsem Rinpoche was timely, otherwise our Guru’s condition may fare worse but thank goodness for the Buddhas blessings and the power of the Oracle that Tsem Rinpoche was healed.

    As Asian, Oracles fascinates me for they are still known to perform miracles or give accurate prophecies when consulted. May we have the merits to be able to witness the Panglung Oracle take trance of the protectors again, hopefully in Malaysia.

  34. Sharon Ong on Jan 16, 2015 at 6:07 pm

    I have always been fascinated by oracles. Watching some of the clips shared by my Dharma siblings made me want to learn about these powerful oracles even more and I long to be able to witness a trance first hand.

    Thank you for this awesome post, Rinpoche. Am so grateful to Choje-la and your protector for healing you. If not for their kindness, I will not be able to leave this comment here and reach to this stage of my spiritual journey.

    Dear Choje-la, thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. May Choje-la’ sacred work continue to bless and protect all.

    • Gary foo on Jan 17, 2015 at 1:49 am

      Me too Sharon hope that we will have enough merits to see an oracle in person. In a way we have already been blessed by Chojela who healed our lama who continues to be with us today to turn the wheel of dharma. Prostrations to both Chojela and HE Tsem Rinpoche

  35. Adeline Tan on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:22 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this heart warming story of Choje-la and yourself. Highly attained Choje-la who has never met Rinpoche and yet so humbly flew into Malaysia on His own accord to help heal Rinpoche’s liver problems,many of us have witness this historical moment and were also so fortunate to receive blessings from Choje-la.Thank you Choje-la for you kind and caring actions towards our Rinpoche so that our Guru can live long to turn the wheel of dharma.

  36. Lester Lim on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:37 am

    Lama, live long and please do not leave us. Forgive us for our transgressions as we are mundane beings possessed by the primordial demons of perceiving only faults and delusions! Lama please stay!

  37. Jill Yam on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:26 am

    Dear Rinpoche. Thank you for this wonderful sharing of the Protector. It is so amazing that the great Choje-La just flew to Malaysia immediately when He knew of Rinpoche’s illness.
    And it is due to the Protector that all is well for Rinpoche to be able to have a healthy body to continue to turn the wheel of Dharma and give teachings which has benefitted many.
    May Rinpoche stay healthy and happy always.

  38. Martin on Jan 16, 2015 at 8:27 am

    This link takes you to a video showing Chojela taking trances of a few enlightened deities including Dorje Setrab. It is the opening of Pomra Khangtsen, Sera Monastery in 1992. Watch from 12:45 onwards and see Chojela is his glorious regalia and taking trance of the King Protector. What is really interesting is the high honours given to Chojela due to the the ‘status’ of the deities he takes trance of. By tradition, the ‘rank’ of the oracle is given by the deity(s) that enters him and in Chojela’s case, he is accorded the highest honours and respect.

    Witness the position of the throne in front of the main altar and the high lamas, tulkus and geshes approaching the Chojela in trance to make offerings and receive blessings. Also how Chojela in trance blesses the offering with vajra and bell which is indicative of the enlightened nature of the deity taking possession of Chojela.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IDS_kuJUwYg

    • Cynthia Lee on Jan 20, 2015 at 9:40 pm

      Thank you Martin for sharing this video.

      The event was grand with Choje-la being escorted into the main prayer hall with incense and traditional musical instruments. This is very similar to the invitation for all erudite high lamas in the Tibetan tradition including the Dalai Lama himself!

      Similarly, I see many High Lamas grace this event with their presence. To name a few, H.E. Gangchen Rinpoche, H.H. Pabongka Rinpoche who went towards the throne to make offerings and received blessings from Choje-la and protector.

      A​s what Martin wrote, ​​it is custom in Tibetan Buddhism that​ ​the rank or status of an oracle-lama is determined by the deity he takes trance of.​ This video exactly reflects this.​

      I was​ ​fortunate enough to meet Choje-la and dharma protector when he came to Malaysia to heal Rinpoche. It was indeed a rare event and above that, to witness Rinpoche being miraculously healed opened my mind.

  39. Pastor David Lai on Jan 16, 2015 at 2:05 am

    Wow! I am electrified to be reading about this on Rinpoche’s blog. I love oracles and I understand how powerful and accurate they can be with their prophecies. It is hard for many modern individuals to believe that oracles are real and that they are really taking trance of actual ascendent beings.

    Through the efficacy of certain oracles like the Panglung oracle, I do believe they are real because of my own personal experience and the very fact that I was there when this oracle healed Rinpoche.

    As a side note, I am also amazed to find the Tibetan oracle tradition is still very much alive and well unlike many other ancient oracular traditions despite the onslaught of modern scepticism. In Buddhism, superstitious beliefs are not encouraged but authentic oracles are maintained because it is overwhelmingly beneficial and also helps practitioners to develop faith and convictions that higher beings like the enlightened Beings do exist.

  40. Jacinta Goh on Jan 16, 2015 at 2:04 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this news with us. It must have been one of the great moments where Lama Choje and his entourage came to Malaysia just to heal Rinpoche. We are indeed indebted to Lama Choje. This is the compassion in action that came all the way, so that Rinpoche may live long and continue to spread the Dharma. Besides, this article also reminds me of the power of Dharma Protectors and we should relied upon Him with full faith in our spiritual path. Sometimes, we do not know what’s the best for us, hence by surrendering ourselves to them, things might just worked out itself! Let them guide us in our path and do not expect the way it should.

  41. Li Kim on Jan 16, 2015 at 1:02 am

    I remember that period clearly. Rinpoche was really unwell and we were so worried. All of us students are truly grateful to Choji-la for speedily coming to the rescue. Personally, I was a skeptic with these kind of healing miracles until I witnessed it with my own eyes when I saw Choji-la, in trance of the great Dharma protector, heal Rinpoche. I still remember I was so astonished and touched at the same time. I have always heard of these miracles and was always “suspicious” of its truth. But eversince that miraculous day in November 2011, all suspicions and doubt were wiped out from my mind.

    I had the good fortune of also spending time with Choji-la during that trip to Malaysia. Choji-la is so serene and pure that just having a meal with him was a true blessing. Choji-la is everything Rinpoche has desribed in this article.

    On a personal level I am so glad that all my doubts were eradicated because in 2012 I embarked on my career as a TV host for The Paranormal Zone. Having faith in both my Guru Rinpoche as well as our Dharma Protector has brought me strength in my discoveries and exploration of the unseen and paranormal. My mind is strong and clear to execute my role as an investigative host.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article, I am grateful we overcame that period of obstacles. I also recall clearly that Protector said we will all be ok and Kechara will grow to become global, and indeed we have. Om mani pedme hung.

  42. henry ooi on Jan 16, 2015 at 12:10 am

    I attest to what Rinpoche mentioned here of his liver hardening and the visits to the hospital in Singapore. The liver specialist was pleasantly surprised with the improvement of tissue hardening in Rinpoche’s liver over a short spate of time. Much thanks and gratitude to the impromptu visit by the kindly and respected Choje-la and his timely intervention or Rinpoche’s health might have gone worse.

  43. freon on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this article. It is so touch to know a person whom would trained so hard to be an oracle in order to benefit. Choje-la also fat in responde, immediately when H.E knew Rinpoche was sick, without hesitation, Choje-la flew to Malaysia. We are thankful to Choje-la. As an oracle whom can took trance of over 7 great Dharma protectors, to me, i think it is rare in this degenerate age. Choje-la must have very clean samaya with His Guru. From the photos, Choje-la is a vey humble person.

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing the article

    With folded hand
    Freon

  44. Joy on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:21 pm

    It was amazing and how fortunate some of us are, I am, to be able to actually witness this event. Choje-la literally just appeared in Malaysia to specifically come to heal Rinpoche. It was like seeing Buddha come to life and speaking and giving us blessings and then so compassionately healed our dear Lama. There was no other reasons for Choje-la to appear in Malaysia, there was no other agenda, this also shows how close and affectionate the Dharma Protector is towards our dear Rinpoche. Kache Marpo compassionately blew holy healing mantras on Rinpoche’s liver. We definitely cannot

    Thank you Choje-la and Lord Dharmapala for hearing our prayers. We are forever grateful to His Eminence Choje Lama who took trance of the great Dharma Protector and saving our Lama for us who lack merits.

  45. Wendy Loh on Jan 15, 2015 at 11:07 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for writing and posting this article on the sacred Oracle. And I am totally grateful to the Protector and Choje-la for healing Rinpoche. From what Rinpoche shared, the Panglung oracles are indeed kind and compassionate for without these qualities enlightened dharma protectors will not be able to channel through and be beneficial to others. Oracles are offering their bodies to be of service to the people and never to show off and control the people. It is literally the highly evolved and enlightened beings coming through in a positive trance and the oracle’s mind steps aside for the messages and energy to flow out for the benefit of others. How magnificent. Yes, I completely agree that we shouldn’t let our limitations constrict the presence and gifts from the enlightened beings for mankind.

    Thank you again, Rinpoche. I look forward to reading more articles about the dharma protectors.

    With folded hands,
    Wendy

  46. Grace Leu ( KHJB) on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:24 pm

    Tq Rinpoche ‘ s sharing . I was so touch for ChoJe – la story and how he connected Dharma protector with Rinpoche and healing Rinpoche . May all spiritual Guide have good health and long life , continue turn the dharma wheel .

  47. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jan 15, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    We are truly appreciate to Choje-La travel from Taiwan and take trance of special Protector to heal Rinpoche. Hence Choje-La has been personally trained by the previous His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Domo Geshe Rinpoche. He has been fully authorized by Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche to be the official Panglung Oracle over 40 years back. With His clean Guru Samaya He able to take trance of Dharma Protector to help all high Lamas and others.

    Its amazing that the current oracle’s father was the famous Panglong Oracle, the oracle that His Holiness the Dalai Lama consulted in 1959, who gave him the answer that he should leave Tibet… that’s what we were told by many senior monks who witnessed it. So in 1959, when things became tight and difficult, the Dalai Lama was very concerned. Naturally, he consulted his Guru, the previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche, and Trijang Rinpoche had people go and consult this famed oracle’s father who was a very famous oracle in Tibet at that time due to his extreme accuracy. This famous oracle then took trance of the dharma protector, and did a ‘clearings of the obstacle dance‘ and gave a sword to the Dalai Lama to be held at the head of the party as they escaped from Tibet to India. This sword is witnessed by hundreds who were on the escape party and this sword is now preserved. This sword was carried and incense burn daily in their successful exodus into India.

    With folded hands, thanks to the Dharma protector and Choje-la that cure Rinpoche illness and giving advises always to make Rinpoche Dharma works and projects succeed swiftly.

    Your sincerely,
    Casteven Lim (KH JB)

  48. Jace Chong on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:44 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing. It’s really wonderful to know about Choji-la. He looks very humble and yet he is highly attained!

    Found a video of Choji-la taking trance, would like to share it here:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75eICWhbp7g

    May both Rinpoche and Choji-la always be well, to bring Dharma to many beings!_/\_

  49. pammie on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:37 pm

    Here are 2 links I found on YouTube. Just to share with you all.

    1) http://youtu.be/x5Pp2Gw13Dk

    2) http://youtu.be/-Xbghs-mdNc

  50. Soon Huat on Jan 15, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Thank You Choje-La for your kindness to fly all the way to Malaysia to take trance of Powerful Dharma Protector to heal our precious Guru so that Rinpoche can continue to be with us turning the Dharma wheel to benefit us and all sentient beings.
    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this experience. I was amazed with the power of Dharma Protector and the kindness of Choje-La. I can not imagine how we can survive in Dharma path without any help from Protector especially in the degenerating time.

  51. Frederick Law on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:58 pm

    We are greatly indebted to Choje-la for his kindness to came all the way to Malaysia to heal Rinpoche, such is the kindness of Choje-la and Dharma Protector who took trance of Choje-la and perform rituals in order to heal Rinpoche.

    From the photo Choje-la is really a humble and kind monk, but Choje-la deed and actions surpasses all that. Rinpoche sharing here also lets us understand further about the uniqueness of our Dharma Protector whose role which is not limited in protecting the Dharma, but also a great healer who works His Spiritual power to heal those in need, and in this case, we see the kindness and power of Dharma Protector in the form of a great healer.

    If not for the advice of Lhasa Panglong Oracle who gave definite advice to His Holiness and entourage of the routes to take while escaping Tibet, we would not have Kechara and practice Lama Tsongkhapa Lineage now, and because of this the proliferation of Vajrayana Buddhism is now spreading across the world, benefiting countless sentient being. We are trully indebted to the previous Panglong Oracle and also for Dharma Protector.

    Thank You Rinpoche for another great article of Rinpoche and Rinpoche personal experience. May Rinpoche live long to continue to turn the Dharma wheel.

  52. GraceLeong on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the amazing works of the dharma protector and the Panglung oracle.We are truly fortunate that Rinpoche was healed quickly and did not have to suffer from the dire consequences of liver hardening. Rinpoche has done so much to benefit many and there are still lots more projects in the pipeline waiting to benefit many more. With folded hands I pray for Rinpoche to always have great health to continue to teach the Dharma to benefit all beings.

  53. Li Kheng on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:36 pm

    Thank you Choje-La for your kindness to heal Rinpoche so that Rinpoche can continue to turn the wheel of Dharma. Choje-La is extremely precious because he is able to teach the Dharma when taking trance. Oracle of other deities are rarely able to take trance of the peaceful form of the deity and give teachings which can go on for a few hours. Wow, imagine receiving the Dharma directly from the Buddha. I learnt that, unlike some oracles who can get their lives shortened because the process of going into trance can be quite tedious on the body, this is not the case with the line of oracles.

    It is amazing when highly evolved minds and beings work together and support each other to protect the Dharma, spread the teachings and benefit all sentient beings.

  54. Pastor Jay Jae on Jan 15, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    His Eminence the great Panglung Choeje Lama is a great student of the previous Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang. Through Trijang Rinpoche’s blessings and training, we are fortunate to be able to receive the blessings of the current oracle. Without which, we might have exhausted our merits and lost our Lama’s body of form in Samsara. I will never forget the kindness of Choje Lama, and will never forget the kindness of my Lama who had to go through arduous suffering to teach students like me who are low in merit.

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  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 06:42 PM
    According to the Buddhist teachings, we all have a unique blend of karma that determines where we are born, the circumstances of our birth and the quality of our life. Naturally, this is due to the actions that we performed in previous lives. Karma also dictates our characteristics and traits that determine how we act throughout our lives, which in turn leads to certain outcomes in this life and a determination of where we will take rebirth in the future.

    Karma, however, is not set in stone. We can change our circumstances through our own efforts – purification of karma and accumulation of merit. Tibetan astrology, based on these Buddhist principles, provides us the methods to ensure success in this life and a good rebirth in the future. Tibetan astrology can also predict what will happen to us in this life and our next rebirth based on the time of our birth.

    Discover your traits according to the Mewa, or Magical Square system of Tibetan astrology below, and find out how to purify your negative karma to improve your life!

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 05:24 PM
    Very interesting:


    Radin explained in his book: “For a Western-trained academic, the mere existence of, say, telepathy would be considered supernormal and thus wildly extraordinary. But for an experienced yogi, it’s just a boringly normal minor siddhi [a Sanskrit term for a meditation attainment, or power]. A skeptical scientist, not having the benefit of thousands of hours of practice in yoga and meditation, would require repeatable, rigorously obtained experimental data showing odds against chance of a gazillion to one. The yogi merely requires his own experience.”


    Very interesting read: http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/2157904-supernormal-abilities-developed-through-meditation-dr-dean-radin-discusses/?sidebar=morein
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:45 PM
    Its indeed a beautiful place …..away from the city hectic life to visit and could stay over night too.Just to get away from work to relax ,get some fresh air ,do meditation and so forth .At Kechara Forest RetreatI,Bentong is where the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world situated and we can receive blessing,make offering to the Buddhas as well as enjoy the tranquility of the beautiful gardens.I have recomended my friends and relatives to visit such a beautiful place at Bentong.
    Thank you Paul Yap for sharing.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 01:15 PM
    Well…all pendants are beautifully designed,hand crafted to match each and every sacred images on it to suit all occasion for the wearer.I can see a lot of hard work for those involed in desgning and making of it.
    All pendants are very unique, modern, timeless and also sacred ,thats all i could describe it.Hope more people will be wearing these beautiful pendants to get connected with the Buddhas.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing and Kechara’s Louise Lee for creating Dharma art in in the form of jewelry
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/timeless-and-sacred.html
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:41 PM
    This Mahasiddha is Kukkuripa (the dog lover). He loved dogs so much. When he meditated in the cave he had his doggie with him. She had kept him company for years in his cave. They shared bedding, food, water and company. When he gained high attainments, the Dakinis came to take him to Kechara Paradise. He was hesitant to go but the Dakinis insisted and he went with them.

    He arrived at Kechara (Paradise/Buddha abode of Heruka and Vajra Yogini) and enjoyed teachings and feasts up there and they asked him to stay longer if not forever…. But he kept thinking about his doggie left alone in the cave. He felt guilty and missed her. Kukkuripa would use his psychic powers to see his poor doggie alone and hungry waiting for him at the cave while enjoying the attention of the Dakinis and feasts. The cave was dark and had no food. The doggie had to go out and find small tiny scraps of food and was getting skinny. Kukkuripa saw this and it pained him. Worried she was not getting enough food. He use to share the offerings of food he would get from people with her. Doggie and him would delightfully eat the food together. Kukkuripa had no attachments to ‘clean’ or ‘dirty’ in regards to sharing food with his dog. He had overcome this in his meditations. In ancient India, people would not co-habitate with a dog. It was considered unclean and filthy, but Kukkuripa had cast away those notions and loved his dog as she loved him. But he felt guilty to leave her alone while he was ‘enjoying’ himself in Kechara and could not stop thinking about his beloved dirty smelly dog in his cave alone…so he left Kechara Paradise and all it’s ‘delights’ for his doggie. He couldn’t abandon her. The Dakinis implored him to stay, but he was firm to return. The Dakinis said you will give up this paradise here for a mere dog???!! You can advance further in your meditations if you stay in Kechara and then help the dog later they attempted to persuade him. But Kukkuripa would not stay, he was loyal to his little dog as she had kept him company for many years in the lonely dark cave. She was loyal to him and how can he abandon her now. He couldn’t and he wouldn’t listen to the Dakinis. He left to join doggie. He never forget her companionship and loyalty. All the wonderful things in Kechara could not tempt him against his loyal friend the little doggie. He left everything for her.

    So he finally left Kechara to the Dakinis dismay and went back to his cave to be with his dog so she won’t be alone. Doggie was delighted to see her master and wagged her tail so much!! She licked him and he hugged her! She was skinnier for not eating well these few days he noticed. He fed her and hugged her and loved his doggie…He went back to his routine of meditation, receiving food offerings and sharing his food with doggie. They were happy together. One day, when he was scratching her in her favorite place and she licked him so his eyes were closed, when he opened his eyes she had suddenly turned into a Dakini shimmering with lights! The brilliance of the lights lit up the whole cave in front of Kukkuripa!! Kukkuripa was astonished to behold the splendourous lady in front of him! Of course this Dakini must be the Queen Herself he realized, as Vajra Yogini which was Kukkuripa’s main Yidam he had meditated on her for years in the cave. And She said to Kukkuripa, “Well done, you gave up paradise to be with just a dog..it shows you have given up attachements and projections of pleasant and unpleasant, now your Dakini will give you the final paradise (enlightenment)!”

    Kukkuripa attained full enlightenment blessed by Vajra Yogini by releasing the final subtle attachment to the non-existent self! After enlightenment his fame and name grew and many came to see him and he gave teachings to countless and benefitted many before he finally ascended to Kechara the second and final time. He was forever known as Kukkuripa the dog lover.

    I love him so much!!! This is one of my favorite Mahasiddhas along with Badrapa, Shantideva, Ghantapa and a few others. I wanted to share this story with you. I wanted you to know that there are many great true stories like this one about Kukkuripa that are true and can be applied to our lives. To inspire us.

    Tsem Rinpoche
  • Tsem Rinpoche
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:29 PM
    The great and illustrious master Sonam Tsemo at the end of his life was described by an old woman who witnessed Sonam Tsemo depart. Standing on a rock at the holy spring near Sakya area known as Chumik Dzingka, his body ascended gracefully into the sky, still holding his dog. He loved his dog very much. Even today the footprints of Loppon Sonam Tsemo and the dog can be clearly seen in the rock, left for the benefit of living beings as a field from which to accumulate merit. It is a sign of a holy being when they can leave their footprints in stone for future generations to witness and make offerings on that spot to collect merits. This holy site was decorated by the great master Mantradhara Ngawang Kunga Rinchen later on. Other accounts say that he ascended from Gorum Library near Chumik Dzingka spring. A stupa containing his holy relics was erected there. Sonam Tsemo was a powerful practitioner of the Lady Buddha Vajra Yogini and at the end of his short life he ascended with his very body to Kechara paradise. He was 40 years old. Kechara is the sanksrit name of the special abode of Vajra Yogini. Those who practice Vajra Yogini to the highest level can ascend her paradise with their very bodies. Sonam Tsemo the great master of sutra and tantra was seen by an old woman flying off holding his beloved dog to ascend Kechara paradise. No one every found his body and his room was empty.
  • Lin Mun
    Monday, Mar 27. 2017 12:27 PM
    Congratulations to Mitra for his first dharma teaching in Nepali to the expats. So glad that Dorje Shugden practise can reach out to many in various languages and to different people. Mitra has done a good job in introducing Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and guided them on the benefit and iconography of Dorje Shugden.

    May Lama Tsongkhapa lineage and Dorje Shugden practise continue to grow and benefit more people.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mitra-teaches-bhagwan-dorje-shugden-in-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 04:15 PM
    Very clear explanation of what is Vajrayogini’s left foot stepping on. Each time when i have a look at the beautiful statue of Vajrayogini this question will comes back to me. i am glad came across these blog by chance, i saw and read to understand better.A clear explanation ..stampling left and right foot significant of desire ,hatred and ignorance that cause us to be in samsara and she she able to control.Vajrayogni’s practices is so powerful in heliping us and that is the reason Rinpoche always ask us to start now.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these short explanation in the video and the interesting story of Mahadeva.
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-what-is-vajra-yoginis-left-foot-stepping-on.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:44 PM
    Rejoice to all the families who had setup a Buddhist altar at home and conducted a house blessing puja. There are diverse benefits of conducting the house blessing puja, which ranges from bringing well-being on all levels – in one’s health, relationships, business, and family – to purifying the home. The puja ceremonies will purify the environment which helps the people who live there and people who are visiting there to experience general well-being. The puja can be personalised based on the request or need of the individual. Thank you for sharing with us the many photos of the beautiful altar of these families, it is very heartwarming to know that they will always be blessed by the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/10-amazing-house-blessings-by-kechara-pastors.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 02:24 PM
    Thank you for sharing this mindfully planned itinerary for everyone who is interested in visiting Kechara Forest Retreat. Kechara Forest Retreat has different facets that showcase different elements of spirituality and Tibetan Buddhism in this wholesale venue. One can enjoy the flora and fauna of Mother Nature, or embrace the contemporary architectures that feature many magnificent Buddha statues and authentic Himalayan decorations. Not forgetting to mention, in Kechara Forest Retreat sits the largest Dorje Shugden statue in the world! This is a holy place we must never miss to pay homage for blessings from the Three Jewels.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/go-bentong.html
  • Pastor Shin Tan
    Sunday, Mar 26. 2017 01:07 PM
    金泽“财王”护法殿

    在禅修林的入口处的左边有一间小佛堂,是全天候二十四小时开放给大众的。这间佛堂的一砖一瓦都是由不同善心人士捐增的。也因为他们过后发了一笔小财,所以在大马文东,金泽护法一般被简称为“财王“。

    根据佛陀教诲,五蕴是组成众生的五个方面,分别是色、受、想、行、识。证悟者如多杰雄登能将五蕴分别化现成不同的本尊。金泽是多杰雄登“受”蕴的化现,作用是协助我们增长世俗和修行上的财富。“受”蕴是我们对愉悦或不悦感受的认知。我们执着于愉悦,避免不悦,而这正是导致我们受困和造下各种业,继而产生痛苦的因(此段原文: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102x1n6.html)

    来到这里,我们首先要上香。做生意的朋友可要趁此机会拜拜,供养一个大的莲花蜡烛,上三根大香,祈求今年一帆风顺哦。

    摘自“GO BENTONG!与菩萨有约”
    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=120808
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 11:02 PM
    Can’t imagine that a priest actually stabbed Pope John Paul. How can he do this when he as a priest is suppose to be compassion and love everyone but kill the religion leader. he should remember that he carries the name priest and hence must show good example and behaviour to others but instead took another person’s life.

    I respected Pope John who continued his trip even though he was injured. That shows the determination he had to teach so it can benefit others. Always put others first more than our own needs.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/pope-john-paul-stabbed-by-priest.html
  • Stella Cheang
    Saturday, Mar 25. 2017 08:13 PM
    It is admirable for Sine Lindholm & Mads Ulrik Husum to place their design as open source for everyone to download and copy to manufacture. This shows how farsighted they are in propelling self-sustainability. The first step is always the hardest, and I believe what Sine and Mads had done is towards the right direction. In this way, people from all the around the world who genuinely are passionate and interested in growing own vegetables will be able to start on their own. Without needing to rely on middleman or manufacturer who might end up making the brilliant idea a commercial white elephant. Thank you, Rinpoche for this sharing.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html
  • Alice Tay
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 10:05 PM
    Many companies especially in overseas are very considerate and allow their employees to bring their dogs to work. I personally think that this is a very good practice where the employees no longer have to worry about leaving pets at home alone. The work environments that cultivate loving kindness, caring and compassion create a much more positive and productive place to work. Besides, it may influence everyone especially those who do not have pet to be more kind to the animals.

    Nevertheless, the employer and employees may have to work together to maintain the safe and cleanliness work place such as reduce odour, provide clean air and many others.

    Thank you for this interesting article as a reminder to us to love and be kind to animals no matter where we are.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/inside-the-worlds-most-dog-friendly-office.html
  • Lin Mun
    Friday, Mar 24. 2017 07:06 PM
    Superb idea and very creative. Home farming in the cities ! Appreciate all the hardwork and ideas to produce Growroom. It’s just like putting a big puzzle and making the whole process so much easier to plant in cities where we always have limited spaces.

    We should support more people to come up with such ideas so we can eat our own food and cultivate self sustainability.

    http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/build-your-own-growroom.html

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I must thank my dharma blog team who are great assets to me, Kechara and growth of dharma in this wonderful region. I am honoured and thrilled to work with them. I really am. Maybe I don't say it enough to them, but I am saying it now. I APPRECIATE THESE GUYS VERY MUCH!

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The Unknown

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.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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This mahasiddha Kukkuripa is easy to identify as he is accompanied by a small dog whom he loved very much.
yesterday
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
yesterday
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
yesterday
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
yesterday
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.
1 week 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
1 week 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.
1 week 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
1 week ago
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!
1 week 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!
1 week ago
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
1 week ago
The Japanese are very innovative. Tsem Rinpoche
Read this as it will be interesting
1 week ago
Read this as it will be interesting
Recite this before any meal or drinks for blessings of abundance. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
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
1 week 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
2 weeks 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
2 weeks 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
3 weeks ago
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
3 weeks ago
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
2 months 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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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
3 months ago
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.
4 months ago
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
6 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
6 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...
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    Please watch this video, it's heartbreaking to see how people have to suffer.
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  • Mr. Denzel Washington is a very intelligent man. Tsem Rinpoche
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  • Dear friends, please see this educational video on suffering for the sake of others.
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    Dear friends, please see this educational video on suffering for the sake of others.
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  • [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu darling is a very good boy.
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu wants to go bye bye!
  • [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
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    [11/02/2017] I love you mumu boy
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    [11/02/2017] Mumu and Oser eating together.
  • Great spiritual rock carving in Tibet
    2 months ago
    Great spiritual rock carving in Tibet
  • You will Never be Ready
    3 months ago
    You will Never be Ready
    Dear friends, watch this video and ready, if we keep waiting till we are ready, that day will never come. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Stop asking for Easy
    3 months ago
    Stop asking for Easy
    This video is powerful because it's the truth. It applies to anything. It applies to our dharma practice. Watch the video and share it. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Must Watch this Video!
  • Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet
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    Sacred Tibetan Incense - Nyimo County, Lhasa, Tibet
  • Kyabje Denma Gonsa Rinpoche on Samaya
    5 months ago
    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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  • March 28, 2017 09:11
    Lia asked: If the ushnisha is actually supposed to be a bump, then do we change the visualization of the top knot and replace it with a bump covered in hair or do we keep the ushnisha as the thangkas show?
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  • March 27, 2017 04:19
    Dongho asked: I have been reading on the tunes of certain sects and would like to ask on this. From what I've read, there are certain tunes to each sect and school of certain chants. Exactly where can I find the sheet music for these percussion and horns with the chants, such as to the one for invoking Kache Marpo or Dorje Shugden? Would it be possible to use school instruments for this?
    pastor answered: Dear Dongho, Thank you for your question, it is good to see you back and asking more questions. Yes you are right, there are differences in the tunes and chants between the lineages. The differences can vary significantly between the traditions, for example the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism is known for its extremely deep throat singing which is very powerful and is characterised by a low, booming voice, in contrast to the other traditions. Even within a particular tradition, there can be slight variations as to the manner in which the chants and tunes are performed. For example those monasteries are which are affiliated with Gyume will have one way of throat singing, where those affiliated with Gyuto will have another. As far as I am aware there is no professional sheet music for the rituals, most probably because the music is actually an integral part of the ritual itself. Therefore the music, tunes, and chants are all taught at the same time the ritual and prayers are. The tunes, and use of the instruments all have specific meanings, because they are considered to be offerings to the deities in the form of sound. The monasteries would not have copies of sheet music either, because sheet music is western practice. The use of ritual music within Tibetan Buddhism is more of one based on memory. In the Kechara organisation, the puja team was trained in such ritual instruments at the same time they learnt the particular ritual from monks from the monastery, such as the puja of Dorje Shugden. From what I saw of the training, the musical tunes, and use of instruments was not written down but taught experientially at the same time as the chanting. I have not come across any other instruments being used in pujas apart from the traditional ritual instruments, because even the instruments themselves have a specific meaning. That is not say that school instruments cannot be used. This is because, as long as the offering is sincere, the Buddhas and enlightened deities will accept it, and in turn you will generate great amounts of merit. Offerings should be made to the best of our ability, therefore if you do not have access to the ritual instruments, or do not know how to play them, but you know how to play other instruments, and use these instruments as offerings to the Buddhas during pujas, the amount of merit you generate will be the same. This is because you are sincere with your offering. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 26, 2017 02:14
    Kunga asked: Does the Gelug have Begtse a protector? If so, could you please provide a sadhana for him here?
    pastor answered: Dear Kunga, Yes the Dharma protector Begtse exists within the Gelug tradition. He is also known as Chamsing. Begtse’s practice stems from India and was introduced to Tibet and therefore Tibetan Buddhism by the translator Nyen Lotsawa. Marpa Lotsawa also practiced Begtse, and so the practice exists in the Kagyu traditions. This practice was eventually transmitted to Sachen Kunga Nyingpo, the first of the five patriarchs of the Sakya tradition, who were the founding fathers of that tradition. Over time the practice of Begtse was incorporated into the Gelug tradition, founded by Lama Tsongkhapa, and was notably practiced by the 1st and 2nd Dalai Lamas. Over time the practice gained popularity within the lineage, especially when it spread to Mongolia. There the practice became an important one within the lineage as upheld there. Begtse is also affectionately known as the Dharma protector of Mongolia, because his practice is so popular there. If I am not mistaken, there is an oracle of Begtse in Mongolia as well. There is a mistaken account that the practice originated around the time of the 3rd Dalai Lama, with the subjugation of a Mongolian war god, but Begtse was definitely practiced before that time in the Gelug, Kagyu and Sakya traditions. While the practice of Begtse is very effective, I have not come across the practice of Begtse in my personal practice, therefore I do not have access to the Begtse sadhana to provide to you. Instead Begtse is propitiated in prayers that incorporate many other Dharma protectors, and Begtse is also considered one of the nine protectors of the Hayagriva (Tamdrin) cycle of tantric teachings. Therefore Begtse is included in the Dharma protector sections of the Hayagriva tantras. Surrounding Begtse are his sister, Sing Ma, and his main minister, Le Khan Mar Po. His inner retinue comprises of eight butchers who wield copper swords in their right hands and skull-cups full of blood in their left hands. They are portrayed as naked and are very ugly. His outer retinue comprises a further twenty-one butchers, who hold copper swords in their right hands, and this time, the entrails of butchered enemies. They wear the skins humans and oxen as clothes, with ornaments made from human bone. While this may seem violent, Begtse is actually a very powerful and beneficial protector, who helps practitioners clear their obstacles and create conducive conditions for their spiritual evolution. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 24, 2017 20:12
    Azair asked: Venerable Rinpoche, I am doing a study in Kalachakra Tantra and I've heard from most of the lama's too that if you practice the Kalachakra Tantra, you'll be able to take control of your next rebirth. Ofcourse, it has been said that we will get our rebirth according to our Karma and desires but whether those dreams will get fulfilled will depend upon the actions that we take in this life. Thus, practicing the Kalachakra(till the end) after initiation will give you the opportunity to take rebirth anywhere you desire regardless of your Karma. My question is that, is there some truth in this statement.? Does this statement hold true for other tantra practices, such as Vajrayogini Tantra, Ghuyasamaja Tantra, Heruka Tantra, etc. I would really really like to know. Thankyou in anticipation, regards, Azair
    pastor answered: Dear Azair, Thank you for your question. Yes there is truth to this statement, both from a scriptural perspective and also by example, as the great masters have shown us. This is a unique feature of all Anuttarayoga Tantras or Highest Yoga Tantras, which Kalachakra, Vajrayogini, Guhyasama and Heruka are all examples of. This category of tantric practice can actually lead a practitioner to full enlightenment in this very lifetime. Even if enlightenment is not reached, very high levels of attainment can be reached nonetheless. This includes the ability to take control over your next rebirth. This is primarily engaged in so that the practitioner is born in an environment where they can eventually pick up their practice and further their spiritual path to enlightenment, or in order to be born in a place where they can benefit sentient beings the most, as part of the spiritual journey over many lifetimes. One of the reasons such an ability is very necessary on the spiritual path, is that usual death and rebirth occurs at the mercy of ones karma, specifically what is known as the ‘throwing karma’ or the karma that dictates what sort of rebirth a person is going to take. This opens up at the time of ordinary death, which most people have no control over. During the death process, many of our disturbing emotions will arise. Whichever of these is the strongest at the point of death triggers open a latent karmic potential, which becomes the ‘throwing karma’ and dictates where we are going to take rebirth and if that life will generally be full of suffering or not. Within Anuttarayoga Tantra, one of the key points of practice is to prepare for one’s death. This is done by simulating the dying process during one’s meditations, so that one becomes familiar with it. At the most pivotal part of this process, one practices achieving either the rainbow body or great bliss (in the case of the father tantras); or clear light (in the case of mother tantras). The tantras themselves are not defined in terms of the gender of the central deity, but by the method used to gain enlightenment. This is either the rainbow body/great bliss (classified as male, therefore labelled ‘father’) or clear light (classified as female, therefore labelled ‘mother’). Non-dual tantras such as the Kalachakra tantra can employ either of the two methods, a mixture of both, or alternate methods. In the case of superior practitioners, due to the power of their practice, they can achieve either of these two methods in their current body. Since they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, and a particular method of practice, they can also achieve enlightenment during their physical death. The great Lama Tsongkhapa is said to have achieved enlightenment at the moment of physical death, using the second of these. For other practitioners, they may not be able to achieve this either in their meditations while they are alive, or during the death process. However because they have familiarised themselves with the dying process, they remain in complete concentration at the time of death, not allowing any disturbing emotions to arise. Due to this level of concentration, meditation and awareness during the dying process, they are able to control where they next take rebirth. This is evident in the tantric scriptures themselves, and the life stories of many masters, who can state exactly where, when and to whom they will take their next rebirth, as they are in full control of the dying and rebirth process. There is a type of meditation called ‘thukdam’ which has been translated into ‘death meditation’. This is a final meditation some masters choose to engage in. During this meditation, the master themselves consciously begin the physical dying process themselves, engage in the meditation of dissolving the winds into the heart centre and remain in the most pivotal part of the death process, the mind of clear light of death. During this point they engage in meditations, either the methods of the father or mother tantras as mentioned previously, and or consciously choose where they are to next take rebirth. They can remain in this death meditation for long periods of time, days at an end, in which their consciousness has not yet left their body, although for all intents and purposes they are dead according to medical science, e.g. they have no heartbeat. At the end of their meditation, a drop of blood will be emitted from their nostril, and their head will slump over a little. Masters who engage in this meditation usually sit in full meditation posture, and their body remain supple and soft even though they have passed away from a medical point of view. I hope this brief explanation helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2017 23:01
    Brad asked: What is the significance of offering the Seven precious emblems of royalty to the Buddhas and enlightened Dharma Protectors? What are we symbolically offering up?
    pastor answered: Dear Brad, Thank you for your question. The ‘saptaratna’ or seven precious emblems represent on the one hand the ultimate state of temporal power, and on the other hand the ultimate spiritual attainments that we can achieve. By offering these to the Buddhas, we are actually creating the causes to achieve what they represent. Therefore it is good to know the meaning of each, so we can understand what we are creating the causes for by offering them up: Please see below for an explanation of the seven royal emblems: 1. The Precious Wheel: a thousand spoked wheel, representing the universal power of the Buddhas, as well as the teachings of the thousand Buddhas of our aeon. It is represented by the Dharmachakra, symbolising the ‘turning of the wheel’ or teaching of the Noble Eightfold Path. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, especially that of our own mind, thoughts, delusions and afflictions. 2. The Precious Jewel: an eight sided wish-granting gem, which fulfils all the needs of a universal emperor. This jewel has eight special qualities: it illuminates the night sky for hundreds of leagues; it is cooling when the temperature is hot and warming when the temperature is cold; it makes manifest whatever the holder wants; when thirsty it causes a fresh-water spring to appear; it has the ability to control the nagas, and other supernatural beings, as well as preventing natural disasters such as storms, floods, etc.; it gives off multi-coloured lighted which heals the various mental and emotional afflictions; it cures all illnesses; and it ensures that one dies a natural death, not an untimely one. It is a symbol of a universal emperor’s spiritual and temporal power. It is also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect mindfulness, or perfect discrimination, so one knows what to abandon and what to keep in the mindstream during the spiritual journey to enlightenment. 3. The Precious Queen: the most beautiful and virtuous of all women. She is described as a goddess who is the epitome of someone: with devotion; without jealousy; who is the embodiment of fertility; who works for the welfare of all beings; who possess feminine wisdom; speaks the truth; not attract to sensual pleasures or material possessions; and does not have false views. She is adored by all. She also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect effort. This is necessary to keep meditating until one gains spiritual attainments. 4. The Precious Minister: who has sharp intelligence, patience, and the ability to give wise counsel to the emperor. He is so attuned to the emperor that even before the emperor has spoken, the minister is already carrying out his command. He only wishes to support the Dharma, help sentient beings, and is an excellent strategist. He also represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect joy. This is also akin to the attainment of the first bodhisattva level, because you have come to an understanding of your own mind, which is like pouring ice-cold water into boiling water. The water stops boiling, as does the thoughts, projections, and delusions in the mind. He represents the path of the bodhisattva. 5. The Precious Elephant: who has the strength of a thousand normal elephants. He is white, with the perfect features that an elephant could have. He is majestic, graceful, and gentle, but in battle is fearsome, fearless and unyielding. He communicates with the emperor through a telepathic link. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect adaptability. This is important, as one needs to be able to adapt to the various mental afflictions as they arise, and suitably counter them. 6. The Precious Horse: who has all the marks of a celestial horse. Known as wind-horse, he is able to travel extremely fast, and can circumambulate the entire universe three time in just a single day. He is never fearful or startled, never makes a sound when galloping, and has extremely soft hairs on his body. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is single-pointed concentration. This is important because without this form of concentration, once cannot engage in the analytical meditations that lead to an understanding of emptiness, and therefore enlightenment. 7. The Precious General: who has mastered the arts of war and always wins in battle. He wears battle armour and holds many different weapons. He tries to avoid battle, but when necessary fights, and never gives up until he has won. He is fearless, and courageous in carrying out the emperors commands and ensures the emperors army carries out their duties. He represents one of the factors of enlightenment, which is perfect equanimity. This is because he overcomes all warfare, which is akin to the battle between things were are attached to and things we have an aversion for in our minds. In short, what you are offering up is the highest of all temporal treasures and abilities, as well as the entire path of the Dharma. Doing so creates the causes for you to receive all of this on your spiritual journey towards enlightenment. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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