Painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini

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As a child and teenager, I use to spend hundreds of hours painting the Buddhas, mountains, caves, forests and meditators in forests… I loved painting them. I connected with them and felt their presence so strongly in my mind, I had to paint them… I use to listen to Simon & Garfunkel or the Beatles while I painted. I always thought I was born too late. I wanted to be a flower child of the 60′s, and have a cause to work towards and be spiritual like the flower children… I use to draw pictures of Buddhas of all sizes to give people to wear or keep as protection. I knew in my mind, having a Buddha was the greatest protection… no one told me, I just believed… I just knew..

Well it’s been 30 years since I painted my last picture. The last time was when I painted a picture of Buddha Vajradhara and it won the painting contest throughout Freehold Township High School in my High school days in New Jersey. There was a contest throughout the whole school and I won first place to my surprise… many in the school never saw a Buddha nevermind Vajradhara Buddha!!  My large painting of Vajradhara was displayed for weeks at the front of the school office for all to see. I was happy as I knew it would bless everyone who saw Vajradhara. Everyone thought it was nice, but they kept asking me who was the Blue man or why is the Buddha blue… hehehe. Imagine a poster size painting of Vajradhara hanging in the middle of a high school with hundreds of kids and staff in middle of a small town in New Jersey??? Hehehe…

Girlie Ooi is a long time and devoted student of mine of over 10 years. She has been single-handedly taking care of her infirmed/aged mom and aunt for over 20 years. She takes care of their every need and it was very beautiful to me. Recently after serving her mother and aunt devotedly for years, the two old ladies passed away peacefully. Girlie was heartbroken. But I wanted Girlie to know she did all that she could and went beyond the call of duty, love and expectation. Thank you Girlie… I like when people care and take care of others very much. I never had the chance to care for my parents or grandparents… too bad for me….

I called Dato’ Ruby to arrange a special lunch at Kechara Oasis’ new branch (lots of private rooms) and invite close friends and relations of Girlie. I wanted to celebrate Girlie’s love, devotion and dedication towards her mother and aunt. Her sacrifice done with love… I wanted to say thank you to Girlie for being such a good daughter and niece. I felt someone had to thank her.

I racked my brains thinking what special gift I can offer her on this special occasion. I had Henry show me all the Dzambala statues in all of our Kechara Paradise outlets. Wonderful staff like Albert sent text pictures of the Dzambalas they had in the outlets which are beautiful, but I decided to paint a Dzambala instead. I am untrained as an artist and never studied for it. I just paint. My paintings are not great, but it’s from my heart.

So the evening before the special lunch I started painting… I had Joy and James helping me with cleaning brushes and mixing paints etc.. and I started around 1 am and completed the next morning around 7 am…I did a prayer to consecrate the painting and had Joy and James go and frame it in time for the lunch. They did a great framing job. It was presented to Girlie and I was told she likes it…

After the Dzambala I decided to paint some abstract Vajra Yoginis and Taras. I did around 7 pieces I think… it was late… At the corner of the painting I composed some thoughts and insights also… and had them framed. They were displayed in Kechara… I don’t know what I want to do with them yet?? Still thinking…

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

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Starting at 1 Am….was excited to start and was glad to have something special for Girlie…


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I also painted abstract Vajra Yoginis after completing Dzambala early in the morning…..



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A message with each Vajra Yogini abstract as I did several at a time…..



 

 

The Special Lunch for Girlie

 

 


An appreciation lunch for Girlie Ooi from me at Kechara Oasis

 



Ms Girlie Ooi, a long time student of mine, has spent most of the past 20+ years taking care of her sick and infirmed aunt and mother. She has sacrificed her own personal space, pursuits, her wishes, and aspirations to take care of these old ladies whom she loves dearly. Recently both the mother and the aunt had passed away comfortably and not alone because of Girlie’s hard work and dedication. I wanted to celebrate Girlie’s immense humanity and taking on her responsibility for decades so well. So I had arranged this special lunch for her with family and friends. I wanted to tell Girlie how much I appreciate what she has done. I send my prayers, my love and my deep respects to her. Tsem Rinpoche

 


Here’s the Dzambala I painted up with James, Joy and Andrew on standby… I finished at 7am. Then Joy and James rushed to get it framed. It has been presented to Ms Girlie Ooi on June 26,2011 during the  lunch arranged in Girlie’s honour at Kechara Oasis… Girlie always quietly does Dzambala retreats a few times a year in her home for nearly ten years now. I rejoice for her. She is a Dzambala devotee…


A wonderful and filial lady to her parents and aunt… I am so proud of her and sincerely respect her. The Dzambala and flowers from my heart to Ms Girlie Ooi.


I recorded a message for Girlie to be played at the lunch… Listening to my audio message for Girlie Ooi and watching video clip of me painting the Dzambala picture.



A happy appreciation lunch at Kechara Oasis for Girlie Ooi.
Lovely people, lovely lunch, lovely Girlie and lovely Dzambala blesses them all..

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17 Responses to Painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini

  1. Margaretlee on Jul 8, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Seeing Rinpoche painting Dzambala and Vajrayogini so effortlessly and gracefully, reminds me of how I used to struggle during the many painting retreats I was assinged to.

    But I am truely grateful to Rinpoche for opening up this little artistic seed in me, which as it has proved to have brought much happiness, peace, scerenity and stability in my life.

    Painting buddhas and deities can be very adictive, as in my case. I can paint without feeling tired and yarning for sleep. I am very tempted to pick up my paint brushes again and I think I will…..

    Girlie Ooi is surely a very fortunate student to have received this one and only one Dzambala painting from Rinpoche.And indeed she does well deserve it. The esscence of Dzambala practice is actually teaching us to be generous, and Girlie has indeed generously scarficed all these years taking care of her mother and her auntie, without complaints. I salute to her!

  2. Iulian Istratuca on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you.

  3. tenzin llhamo on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    Dearest Rinpoche, I’ve always admire people who can draw. Their talent applied effortlessly without trying hard to make it look good. Was fortunate enough to see Rinpoche’s painting in person at Kechara Oasis when it was presented to Girlie. My daughter loves to draw, cut, design and everything else that has colors… So proud of her…
    Am happy to be able to celebrate Rinpoche’s love for Girlie at Kechara Oasis Viva Home (food was superb) with family and friends. Thank you Rinpoche.

  4. Mercedes on Jul 8, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,beautiful work for a beautiful cause.Many blessings always!!

  5. patsy on Jul 8, 2011 at 10:56 pm

    Even though Rinpoche has not painted for almost 30 years yet Rinpoche has not lost the artistic skill and can still draw and paint so well. I was one of the fortunate one who was able to celebrate this special occasion with Girlie in Kechara Oasis and I must say that the painting of Dzambala is beautiful…a painting that comes from the heart.

  6. koh hee peng on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:12 pm

    Taking good care of her mom and aunt single handedly while working for dharma is really amazing. As people get older, they tend to be sensitve and at times worried about their remaining life i.e. would the children abandon them, etc. Taking care of elderly people means that one has to take care not only the physical well being of the person but also their mental state. The situaton is even more stressful should the person who takes care of the elderly family members is not financially viable. Yet ms girlie ooi is able to do so for 20 years and contribute to dharma at the same time. She is truly my hero. I rejoice for her receiving the sacred Dzambala painting from Rinpoche. My parents are already in their 70s and 60s and their physical and mental health would become vulnerable as the days go by and im I’m the only person in the world as I’m the only son in the family. I hope that i’ll have the courage and strength to live the life as good as ms. Girlie. She is my hero.

  7. Doreen Teoh on Jul 8, 2011 at 11:39 pm

    To Girlie, I rejoice and I admire your endeavour, patient and sacrifice you have made to take care your mom and aunt till passing. You have shown us that we should show our love and kindness to our parents in their living years and not when they have departed. Thank you, Girlie.

  8. David Lai on Jul 9, 2011 at 4:53 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for an inspirational blog post of an amazing person. What’s great is that I know Girlie and have seen from time to time she takes her aunt and mum out for dinners in SS2. What a loyal and inspirational person she is! How fortunate that she has met the Dharma and so her great service to her mother and aunt can be dedicated. Over the years, I noticed how Dzambala, her practice have opened her up and made her a much lighter person. She has automatically become a joy to be with wherever she go.

  9. benji on Jul 9, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Like the other Dharma brothers and sisters, i rejoice in Sister Girlie’s effort. In this age where selfishness permeates the mind of many; especially young people who learn from selfish adults and corrupt leaders, Sister Girlie not only proves that there is still hope, but she is a great example. She is a living example of the spirit of the ’24 Tales of Fillial Piety’ of the Chinese classics ~ a true “jee-cap-see how” daughter and niece!May all be inspired to be grateful to our elders; make sacrifices for the good of others. “kam-sia, kam-sia” Sister Girlie, for blazing the path.

  10. Choi Kim Yok on Jul 11, 2011 at 7:58 am

    Girlie looks fierce on the outside but inside she is kind. I wish her all the best in her practice. I also hope Rinpoche will continue painting. I like the abstract paintings a lot.

  11. Elsie Toy on Sep 13, 2011 at 9:24 am

    Dearest Rinpoche

    Thank you very much for sharing his painting of Dzamala and you make it seems so easy. Girlie herself is a Dzambala to me. She gentle soft spoken and always makes me very comfortable being with her and always allows me to massage her and I enjoy doing that too. I never forget her kindness render to me when I am in at Kechara and I look forward to seeing everyone at Kechara next month. Thank you Rinpoche for making all these possible for us. With Much Love and Respect.

  12. skyong on Nov 17, 2011 at 2:31 am

    I met with Girlie when I bought my mum to visit KP. I spoke to Girlie a few times later, and I could feel she speaks with concern when talking to others. :) Didn’t know that she has such filial dedications to both her mum and aunt. Glad to have met her! :)

  13. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Wow! Rinpoche’s painting of Dzambala is truly amazing. I have never seen anyone paint as well as Rinpoche. The only person who I can say is comparable is Leonardo Da Vinci. I am saying this as someone who never really appreciated art. Rinpoche’s passion is amazing and when one sees the painting, one can feel how much compassion was put into and can feel the blessings enter the body.

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  16. Sharon Ong on Dec 5, 2013 at 10:34 am

    It is truly rare to come across someone like Girlie with a strong sense of filial piety and devotion to single handedly care for not 1 but 2 aged/infirmed elders. It must have been a long difficult road with much blood, sweat and tears. My hats off to you, Girlie! It is even more rare to have someone appreciating the caregiver of the old and invalid and I am happy for you, Girlie that our precious Guru showed his appreciation with the lovely painting and lunch.

  17. Wylfred Ng on Dec 12, 2013 at 8:57 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    What a wonderful Dzambala painting!!!

    I know Girlie from Kechara Paradise SS2 and she is very helpful.

    Hope that the Dzambala will bless Girlie and wish her dharma practice smooth.

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When this female named Dorothy died of heart failure, all the chimpanzee family came out of the forest to say good bye..... the most stunning reaction was a recurring, almost tangible silence, reported staff at Cameroon’s Sanaga-Yong Chimpanzee Rescue Centre. If you know chimpanzees, then you know that they are not usually silent beings. I think it’s beautiful how many of the chimps are touching each others’ shoulders.~from Butterbin
3 weeks ago
Praise to the Lady Buddha who eliminates all source of suffering. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
This is a cool snapshot! I love the paranormal mysteries. Tsem Rinpoche 
3 weeks ago
Our Kechara's Dato' Ruby is on this month's cover of prestige magazine for her work in our Soup Kitchen. Congratulations to a kind lady and my good friend. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Is it time to worry? You tell me. See what I'm talking about please: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=53452
3 weeks ago
How nice that Caryl Dumaine Lamont Munson reminds us that although the contest is over, the goal of the contest is still to be achieved. See what he is talking about: Win A Manjushri: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=52496 Thank you so much. Tsem Rinpoche
3 weeks ago
Once in a while we step through something magical that gives us hope and we continue on. ~Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
New species of herbivores discovered in USA...LOL...Tsem R
4 weeks ago
Must read this chart and share. TR
4 weeks ago
This is excellent! Save photo!
4 weeks ago
These two bright young people arrived in Los Angeles today to visit and help. They are very sincere and caring people. Glad to see them. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
If you want to read about compassion, strength, wisdom and fortitude, get this special edition of Essence. I did. Wonderful and a lot to learn from this lady of wisdom Ms. Maya Angelou. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
The holy Tsongkapa image when He first arrived to Kechara.  Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
The other day I mentioned to my US team that it would be nice to have a oversized Monoply set to play with everyone for good clean relaxation sometimes. Guess what? Pastor Moh Mei secretly got us a set!! How thoughtful and sweet. Thank you very much. I appreciate it very much. Especially the thought. Tsem Rinpoche
4 weeks ago
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
4 weeks ago
His Holiness the current Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. Who is very learned and spends much time in deep meditational retreats. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche said that Pabongka Rinpoche has merged and became one with Heruka-Chakrasamvara already and those who see fault in Pabongka Rinpoche do not have merits. Tsem Rinpoche 
4 weeks ago
I gave a special talk on equanimity, I am sure it will help you to understand this subject better: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=42419
1 month ago
Every week we have blog chat, this is Kecharians in E-division preparing for the blog chats. Nice to see this. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
When I see this, I primarily think of my guru and dharma friends immediately. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Beautiful people bring happiness to others. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Don't break another person's heart, it's hard to mend. ~Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I have just finished doing 50+ tweets on mind, Buddhism, spirituality, acceptance, love, entanglements, thoughts and inner battles. Do enjoy reading them and sharing them. It might help someone I humbly hope. I do so every few days to share about wisdom, kechara and our spiritual journey. If it can reach people and benefit them, why not. Our lives and being alive is totally about benefitting others. That is the purpose of breathing and being human... Tsem Rinpoche Do follow me on tweets: http://www.twitter.com/tsemtulku
1 month ago
I would love to live in the Mt. Shasta area of Northern California. It has been recognized by the Native American Indian people to be a spiritually charged area. It has a power vortex under the ground in that area that energizes the place to be very blessed for spiritual practice, meditation and contemplations. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
Dear Andree Duckworth, Thank you very much for your feedback on our Kechara Pastors. They work very hard, they have great knowledge and very patient. I started the program so people who wish to bring dharma to others can have a lay life as well as a spiritual life recognized by others. Halfway to monk/nun-hood without being ordained. So naming them Pastors and having basic lay vows is good and it helps the public in Malaysia to identify with them easily. It worked out very much. I hope you will let them know you are benefitted by their hardwork. They will appreciate it very much as I do. Tsem R
1 month ago
When all will end and karma catches up, why live as it will be forever? ~Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
VERY INTERESTING: Does anyone know what this is? Please investigate here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=16347
1 month ago
What a nice message. All my work/posts on tweet does make a difference in people's lives. Nice to know that. Tsem Rinpoche
1 month ago
When we work with integrity and harmoniously with eachother, we can accomplish much. Harmony and integrity are the keys. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
I've asked the same question too. Tsem Rinpoche 
1 month ago
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    Watch what Jason Clare said in parliament
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    Super cute attack. Have to watch!!
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    They pump 'things' into poultry to make it look plump and bigger to attract you to buy. Then you eat whatever they've pumped and think how it builds up in your body? Is your taste buds worth it to risk your health? Tsem Rinpoche
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    See this video and do share with friends. See what happens at 1:10........Om Mani Peme Hung Watch it for the sake of the beings within in enduring what they have to endure. Don't think about how you feel because you are not there, but how they feel. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I just purchased an empty locket from an art store for around $10 and had a nice picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche inserted in the front and His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche inserted on the others side at home. Attached a str...ing and it's good to wear for blessings. Look how beautiful. I am the type, I devote myself to my practice but I remember it is the sole kindness of the guru's teachings. Without the guru there is no dharma at all as I cannot speak to Buddha directly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    I was gifted this wonderful blingy shiny new pen by a spiritual friend. I didn't know Swarovski pens write so smoothly. I am going to enjoy writing with this. Thank you Jessica Pimentel. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
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    Is this the Loch Ness monster?
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    In Kechara Forest Retreat we have a large aviary with many rescued birds and tortoises. We just built a nice pool for them to cool down in. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
  • Rescuing dog in LA river
    Rescuing dog in LA river
    2 months ago
  • This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
    This is a very inspiring video by Jim Carrey you must see
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  • Dalai Lama watching TV
    Dalai Lama watching TV
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    Dog with a heart of Gold
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    2 months ago
  • 14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
    14th Dalai Lama with Mrs.Indira Gandhi , Delhi INDIA 1966
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  • The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    The Girl Who Couldn't Cry - Water is Life
    It's really hard to educate a generation of people born in conditions where they take things for granted. A simple slogan campaign that says, "Save water, It's precious" isn't sticky enough to make inroads. That's exactly where this video steps in: to make people realize how precious water actually is. A brilliant video that follows the heartbreaking story of a young girl that cannot cry. Sounds like fiction? Sadly, it is not.
    5 months ago
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    6 months ago
  • The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    The appreciation shown here is so deep and touching.
    Dear friends, See this incredible video. This chimp was found in captivity for many years. Dr Jane Goodall released him into the wild. Look how he comes back to thank her with deep apprecition. It's amazing. Animals have such strong feelings of pain and happiness just like us. We should never hurt them and share with others to not hurt them. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
    6 months ago
  • Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki drinking some water in the aviary
    Aki is a rescued bird, he now lives in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    8 months ago
  • Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang enjoying some fresh corn
    Jamyang is one of our rescue birds that live in Kechara Forest Retreat Aviary
    8 months ago
  • The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    The Cute Mumus Practising Dog Orchestra at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Today the Mumus (dogs) decided to do a dog orchestra rehearsal together with the Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) dogs.
    8 months ago
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    12 months ago
  • Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    Mumu, Oser and Dharma running and having a good time. I love seeing them playing. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
  • Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Mumus running at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
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    Kechara Forest Retreat panorama, September 2013
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    1 years ago
  • The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
    The mumus having outdoor evening stroll!!!
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    17 May 2013, heavy rain at Kechara Forest Retreat from 7am-8am (1 hour). Water overflowed the existing drain and also opened up a much wider new "route" for itself.
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    Must see video from Rajendra on our disciplined dogs
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Welcome Tom Wong, Ivan Leong & Zoey Sim to Puja House for this blog chat session, through this blog chat on the topic of "earthlings" they learn on vegetarianism, kind on animals etc.- By Puja House
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In Puja House today, we have 14 peoples join in our blog chat. Not only participants from KL also from Kuantan, they are joining in to discuss online on the topic "Earthlings"- By Puja House
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In Puja House, we have 14 peoples join in our blog chat. Some are from Kuantan Study Group. - By Puja House
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Perseverance in any endeavours bears fruits. Don't give up.~#tsemtulku_PB
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Pastor Yek Yee conducted a vegetarian vow for Anna Tan, Mr. Jih Chiang Tan from Johor and Mr. Yeo from Kuantan Study Group. - By Puja House
17 hours ago
Beautiful Torma Offering to H.E. Tsem Rinpoche on H.E's Birthday. - By Puja House
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24 Oct, Kechara celebrating H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche birthday. Happy birthday to our beloved Guru. May you live long and continue to turn the Dharma Wheel for more sentient beings. - By Puja House
17 hours ago
Lama Chopa puja dedicated to the long life of our precious Guru, H E.Tsem Rinpoche on His 49th Birthday celebration at Kechara House gompa. Lucy Yap
17 hours ago
More than 400 people came to Kechara House to celebrate Rinpoche's 49th Birthday this evening. Pastor Shin gave a good talk on Guru Devotion followed by Lama Chopa prayers. Students flew in from all over the world for this auspicious occasion. DR.
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