Stabbed in-between the eyes-Amazing!

Jan 16, 2012 | Views: 1,746

This year, an extraordinary dog amazed people worldwide for her bravery. Bella, a 6 year old German Shepherd in South Africa, was stabbed IN BETWEEN THE EYES when she tried to protect her owner’s (Vernon Swart) home from intruders!

With an 8 inch knife plunged through her skull, Swart was alerted about the incident by his neighbours. He then quickly rushed Bella to the nearest veterinary clinic.

Fortunately, Swart said that although the would looked horrific, Bella appeared to be free of pain and was acting normally… In fact, she was running around the street as if nothing happened! Our heroic dog will have a full recovery as the knife missed her brain only by a few centimeters. Poor Bella.

Dogs always show such loyalty and devotion. It seems that serving and protecting their loved ones comes so naturally for our four-legged friends.

What about you? Would you have placed yourself at risk to save someone without a second thought? I love dogs. I have always loved dogs since a young child.

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Robbers stab dog in the head

2011-08-08 09:56 | Jan Gerber, Die Burger

Cape Town – A well-known Stellenbosch artist and musician has told how he thought his neighbour was joking when he received a call on Saturday morning to say he should come quickly as his dog was “running about in the street with a knife in her head”.

Vernon Swart said it transpired that his 6-year-old German Shepherd and terrier cross, Bella, had foiled a robbery during which she was stabbed in the head.

Swart, known for his nude studies and landscapes as well as being the drummer for Valiant Swart, said he thought it was “absurd”.

He then went outside, to see the police “come charging, guns drawn”.

“Bella then attacked them,” he recounted on Sunday, while she lay quietly in front of the fireplace in their house in Dennesig Street, Stellenbosch.

The neighbours had called the police as they had trespassers on their property. The suspected robbers never got into Swart’s home, but must have been in the yard.

Missed the brain

Swart and his wife, Ingrid, who was at work at the time of the incident, then took Bella to a vet.

She was put under anaesthetic and the vet “literally had to push his knee against her head” to pull out the knife, said Swart, whose son Lucas is the drummer for the Stellenbosch rock group The Pretty Blue Guns.

To their surprise, Bella was fine, despite the stitches to the wound.

The knife penetrated about 12cm between her eyes, and appeared to have missed her brain.

Swart said he gave the knife to the detective and police would hopefully be able to dust it for fingerprints.

Stellenbosch police spokesperson Major René Matthee said they were investigating a case of malicious damage to property.

To reward Bella for her bravery, Ingrid cooked her a piece of fillet on Saturday evening.

“She was still under sedation and was a bit groggy when she ate it.”

Ingrid said Bella had always been a good guard dog and had in the past got rid of unwelcome visitors.

But they added that they thought Bella didn’t really do justice to her name – which means beauty. “She looks like an old, worn-out mattress.”

Source: http://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/Robbers-stab-dog-in-the-head-201108081

 

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  1. Jacinta Goh on Dec 9, 2020 at 7:24 am

    She acted out of pure love. That love turned into action in order to protect her masters and their property. That naked loyalty and selflessness are worth to have.

    I won’t do the same Rinpoche. At least not at the moment.

  2. Edward ooi on Mar 6, 2014 at 10:38 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I’m feel relieved that Bella didn’t get stabbed in the brain and I also wish that the police quickly arrest the robber for doing this to a dog. It’s good that Bella is still available to run around in the streets after getting stabbed. I guess Bella have already healed 100% because this case have happened for like 2 years already.

  3. Vinnie Tan on Aug 18, 2013 at 6:13 am

    It is just amazing how this little dog can still survive with the knife being so deeply penetrated into the skull of it. It is both shocking and fascinating. Hopefully that Bella is still alright now even after the knife is being removed from her skull.

    If animals can have such strong will power, why is it not possible for some people. I just do not understand about it.

  4. Jutika Lam on Feb 21, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    OH MY BUDDHA!!! What a very brave and smart dog she is to proctected her master and at the same time managed to foil a robbery plan!

    Bella really is one of those dogs that is a true hero and deserves a salute from a lot of people because it is just amazing how a dog like Bella just fearlessly foiled the robbers plans to rob only thinking of her master’s safety and not whether she will survive or not.

    It is good news and a miracle that the 8 inch knife missed her by only a few centimeters… I believe that the good Karma Bella accumulated has not only gave her the bravery to protect her master but also for her to survive.

    We should always be kind to animals as they always have no intention to harm us it is just that sometimes from past experiences something must have scared them thus making them a bit nervous.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story about this wonderful and brave dog!

    Love
    Jutika

  5. Lucas Roth on Nov 4, 2012 at 4:23 pm

    this is a very amazing and fortunate dog. how a dog would be so loyal to get stabbed between the eyes trying to protect her owner’s home. the best part is that Bella survived and is up and running around. this is just one of the many reasons why i love dogs. 🙂

  6. Julien Roth on Oct 30, 2012 at 6:48 pm

    This is truly an amazing story, i cant believe that this dog is still alive after being stabbed in the head in between the eyes, truly amazing! I am so glad that this dog is alive.

    AND yet again, here is another story to show how loyal a dog can be. Be kind to them, all they will ever do is love you, but only if you love them first.

  7. edward ooi on Oct 27, 2012 at 10:32 pm

    If dogs can safe a human life, why can’t we save the animal instead of abuse them.Because the loyalty of the dog, her good merits saved her from dying. This article teaches us that if you treat who or what with compassion, they will pay you back with their kindness too. (EXCEPT FOR BITCHY PEOPLE) JUST KIDDING HAHA

  8. beatrix ooi on Oct 25, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    I’m very glad that Bella survived. Dogs are such loyal companions.I always wanted to have a dog but both of my parents do not allow me to have one, that makes me become very excited to see dogs once awhile. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche. I will take care of my dog very well in the future when i can keep one.
    Love,
    beatrix.

  9. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 8, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    It is really unnerving to see Bella with a knife lodged in her head. But it is inspiring to see animals who is so loyal to their owners. Hope Bella inspires more people to take care of their animals.

  10. Li Kheng on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:26 am

    It is an amazing story, thank you, Rinpoche. Two lessons I learn from this post:

    1) Animals are behaving more “humanly” than humans as they will stand up for someone they care for and who has been kind to them. In the modern world, i have witnessed situations where people not only do not stand up and protect the people they claim to love but, in some cases, they even turn around and “bite the hands that feed them”. Bella is a shinig example for many of us.

    2) The human species has gone against the law of nature through various criminal acts such as stealing. In the natural environment of the animal kingdom, animals do not engage in crimes that we hear so much about in the human world: rape, murder for the “fun of it” etc. This is really something to reflect on before we become too beastly a speicies.

    The solution: to learn up and practice Dharma in our daily lives.

  11. Adeline Tan on Jan 25, 2012 at 2:26 pm

    This is another amazing dog’s story with good ending!Dogs are highly intelligent and loyal animals.They can be very good companions,they can be trained to be rescued dogs to save lives in times of disaster,guard the herds,help fight and solve crimes such as drugs smuggling very useful and helpful to us.We must treat them well may it be pet dogs or stray dogs.

  12. Albert on Jan 23, 2012 at 2:01 am

    animal cannot talk like what we used to do, they can’t tell us how loyal, brave they are, but in fact, they use action to tell us what they are capable of, they have shown a very good example to human about loyalty, bravery, gratitude, etc… they have done so many things that we can’t do, and yet, we continuously hurt them, torture them, kill them for our selfish desire… compare to them, I wonder who are the real animal now…

    I’m so glad that Bella is safe, she is really great…

  13. Uncle Eddie on Jan 21, 2012 at 12:42 pm

    Apart from bravery and undisputed loyalty, dogs are smarter than most animals – easy to train and be educated as a watch-dog. In the face of a threat, well-trained dogs put their lives at risk and in fearless jeopardy to save their owners, as can be seen in police or military trained dogs. Dogs have many capabilities better than human beings too in respect of:- Eyesight – where dogs can see better in darkness than humans; Hearing – Dogs can hear voices at frequencies beyond humans’threshold of hearing, and can notice noisesfrom distances 4 times farther away than we humans do. Smell – Its centre of smell in it brain is 40 times more than humans. These are some efficient capabilities that dogs can have over we humans do, therefore can be relied upon as good protector-dogs for our needs at anytime!

  14. Lim Yew Leong on Jan 21, 2012 at 11:20 am

    Loyalty comes from devotion, devotion comes from faith, faith comes from a simple mind

  15. Paris on Jan 21, 2012 at 1:03 am

    Wow, this is pretty amazing… It’s true how animals demonstrate so much more compassion and kindness to each other and to humans than humans do. Someone pointed out to me recently that humans are the only beings who will kill each other and other animals for means other than survival. No other animal in the world does that; they kill only out of an instinct to survive but not for selfish or greedy reasons. And like Bella, there are so many incredible examples out there of animals who have demonstrated greater loyalty, care and strength towards each other and humans, than many, many humans would be capable of.

  16. Carmen Koo on Jan 19, 2012 at 4:11 am

    Unlike animals who never fail to show utmost loyalty and bravery, if anyone of us were placed in Bella’s shoes, we would have rushed out of the house in an instance! Goes to show how selfish the human mind can be.

    Animals, especially dogs, always have a tendecy to loyally stick with their owners through thick and thin, even at the cost of their lives. This story yet again portrays two extremes:

    1. The cruelty of mankind, and their domination portrayed by hurting animals without a second thought. If they can stab a dog between the eyes, the very same action can be translated to doing it to another human being. How sickening this is.

    2. No matter what pain and suffering the dogs undergo, they still have 100% trust in the very species that contributed to their pain. We should take heed from their immense loyalty, sincerity and kindness.

    Who is really man’s best friend?

  17. tenzin llhamo on Jan 18, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Wow! Bella is so brave! Shows how much loyalty she has for her owners and their property. I am glad that she is ok. This is one of the example for dogs being called ‘man’s best friend’. Whether it is a dog or any other beings, we should love and treat them well… Not only when they are hurt…

  18. Jeffrey on Jan 18, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Dogs are the most amazing creatures. They give unconditional love to their masters. No matter how the dogs were treated by their masters, they hold no grudges and they will remain loyal, always ready for their masters. Dogs does not think twice to protect their loved ones with their own life.

  19. skyong on Jan 18, 2012 at 11:48 am

    OMG. I thought he is dead. Very brave for a dog to protect his owner without knowing and worrying the weapon hold by the robber. Is the blade razor sharp? It has gone in so deep. Thank goodness the dog is still alive. 🙂

  20. Julia Tan on Jan 18, 2012 at 9:23 am

    Brave Bella, guarded her master all the way. Dogs are loyal and they are the greatest guardian for us. They always make sure that their masters are safe. Because they have a heart which has great love and care without agenda. They are grateful to the people who took care of them and always ready to serve and repy their kindness. What about us?

  21. Wah Ying on Jan 18, 2012 at 7:55 am

    忠诚与勇气应该生在骨子里的?还是训练出来的?只有一直一直训练,或者本来就在骨子里,才会没有一分迟疑就冲出去救人。希望自己也能培养更多的勇气,站起来指正、表明立场、承认自己不够好的勇气。

  22. jp on Jan 18, 2012 at 3:27 am

    Incredible how loyal and faithful Bella is. It’s equally incredible that she could even run around with the knife in her head!

    How many of us would take a knife for another person? How many of us would stay loyal and faithful to our friends when they are in need? If a dog can do it why can’t we? What’s in the way of us being caring and selfless? Something to think about.

  23. William on Jan 18, 2012 at 2:43 am

    Dogs is always known to be loyal. And it is especially true if they were treated well by their owners. They would do anything to protect their owner. For Bella, it is sheer karma that she is not killed. It is not her time to die yet. I bet she has collected lots of good merits in the act of hers. She may be reborn as a human being in her next life.

  24. Lim Han Nee on Jan 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this very touching story. Yes, Bella’s loyalty and her courage are truly amazing. There must have been so much pain when she went around with the knife between her eyes before it was removed. Yes, the unquestioning loyalty of animals towards their masters does put us humans to shame.

  25. Sock Wan on Jan 17, 2012 at 4:00 pm

    This is amazing, what the owner provides to the dog are merely food, shelter and maybe some playtime. But the dog could sacrifice its life to repay the kindness.

  26. abby on Jan 17, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I rather die to not saving the life of my loved ones because the regret feeling will haunt me till my death. Thats not what i want.
    Im happy for Bella so much! She’s a good girl. I love dogs also. I miss my dogs as well 🙂 they protected me and my family until the day they were dead.

  27. Helena on Jan 17, 2012 at 12:26 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you very much for sharing, I am very happy to know that Bella is fine and well now and Its very touching as Bella’s royalty, love and devotion towards the owner is selfless.
    Sometimes is very sad that we human can’t even compare with these furry friends. We are always selfish and sometimes a cowards to just admit our mistakes, don’t even think of a sacrifices to our loved ones.
    Bella its absolutely a brave and loving baby, perhaps, we can put down our ego and starts to love and care for others.

  28. Choi Sheem on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:35 am

    Bella was real brave. I imagine that what went on in her doggy head at the time of coming face to face with the intruder was just pure selfless but to protect the property of her master. It was sooo painful just to see the knife lodged between her eyes and what Bella and her master went through. Its a relieve to know she is well and recovering.

  29. Frederick Law on Jan 17, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Dogs are always so loyal to their master, no matter how they are treated, they will still stay and be close with their master. Dogs are intelligent being, just like we human, but only in a four legged furry form, and could not speak, but some how, their quality certainly far exceed we human in terms of loyalty.

    Amazing that Bella could sacrifice herself to protect her master from intruder, and being so brave to fight with her life to endure the safety of her master, being stabbed in the eyes and nearly died doesn’t deter her too, and still being friendly and loyal to her master, even the pain she had to endured. Amazing.

    This also reminded me on The Nine Attitudes of Devotion to the Guru, where on the 8th prayer it stated:
    8. That of a domestic dog. Like a loyal dog, even when the Guru ridicules, irritates or ignores one, one never responds with anger.

    (extracted from http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/sadhana-prayers.html#0f)

    This is the quality we should have,and this story serves as a reminder and teaching to us.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article. with folded Hands.

    Love, Frederick Law

  30. Margaretlee on Jan 17, 2012 at 8:56 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this brave story of Bella. I must agree that dogs are more loyal than humans in many situations. it could probably be their instrinsic nature or they are just less complicated than human beings.

    I like what Beng Qooi said, we can learn so much from animals whom we usually treat as beings less superior than us, but their courage, bravery and loyalty in many cases surpasses what we complicated human can perfrom. Their devotion to their masters is simple and pure and perhaps this is what we humans need to learn, to eliminate the self grasping mind in a world full fueled by individualism.

    Bella, I wish you a quick and full recovery!

  31. freon on Jan 17, 2012 at 7:59 am

    Loyalty towards a person to a dog is so simple and straight forward. For a human to be loyal to some one require so many excuses, the person that i want to pay loyalty must be rich la, handsome la, kind to me lar, can’t scold or bit me etc etc. Worst, not every one will be loyal till they die. To be loyal to a person until he or she die become a “legend” in today’s world. Because most of the time, we, do not even loyal or truthful to our self.

    From this story i begin to learn one thing. Learn to be loyal to my Root Guru and trust. Is essential to trust a Guru, from the trust i believe some day i will understand how to use Dharma knowledge in life, how to be more wisdom in understanding people.

    Thank you, Guru for sharing this article.

  32. Cynthia L on Jan 17, 2012 at 7:01 am

    The wonderful thing about dogs is that no matter how much pain they are in, they do not show it and some even tries to hide it. They are just happy to see their owners regardless what. It’s a teaching to us humans that we should follow these examples and take on suffering for others joyously.

  33. nicholas yu on Jan 17, 2012 at 5:48 am

    Wow…..even dogs can be so loyal.
    Even though this is not my first time hearing how dogs save or protect their master but every time when i heard of the story as such, it always blow my mind.

    If dogs can have such a high loyalty and devotion it make me feel ashamed that why human can’t?
    Especially towards someone that has been so kind and always cares for us….
    Really show a great example of gratefulness.

    Something that human should learn from and contemplate.

  34. bengkooi on Jan 17, 2012 at 5:29 am

    Dogs have always been called Man’s Best Friend, and in Bella’s example, we can clearly see why. Dogs, more than any other living being that I know, exemplify the qualities of loyalty and bravery best. We humans can learn such values from animals, which we normally consider as being beneath us. Perhaps we should start thinking of them as sentient beings who have an equal right to live, especially as many dogs make better and more loyal friends than our human friends!

  35. lam hy on Jan 17, 2012 at 2:39 am

    Looking at the picture make me feel so pitiful for Bella. Can’t imagine the pain that she has gone through. I am glad that Bella is OK. dogs have always been very loyal to their owners. They are great animals.

  36. Jason on Jan 16, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    I love dogs from little also was lucky to have parents who allowed us to have pets but also to take responsibilty for them, caring for, feeding, washing, walking etc of our pets…great to instill caring values for kids for life and attitude in general for others in adult life. Priceless memories, Thank you Mum & Dad.
    Dogs definitely provide so much more to us without question..

  37. sarahyap on Jan 16, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    I would have fainted if saw that happened to my dog… or any other dog. Great reaction from Vernon for attending to his dog immediately… and Bella, like many other dogs proved to the world once again on bravery and loyalty.

  38. lewkwanleng on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:25 am

    Loyalty is indeed a precious quality. I am sure we can learn from Bella and Swarts on this matter.

    Anyway, it is good to hear that both of them are OK 🙂

  39. Mc on Jan 16, 2012 at 10:09 am

    I am very glad the Swarts and Bella are all fine and this story has a good ending. What Bella did was out of instinct to protect the people she love. That is what is so wonderful about dogs and other animals – they don’t stop to weigh up the pros and cons before they act, which we humans so often do. We may credit it to being “smart” or “careful” which is not wrong by worldly standards but ultimately it is a measure-up of own self interest against other people’s interest. In Bella’s case, there is only one interest to protect ie that of the people she loves.

  40. su an on Jan 16, 2012 at 9:20 am

    What a loyal and brave Bella! She must have loved her owners very very much. Her owners must have treated her with much care and love as well. What are the chances of getting stabbed 12cm in the head and missing the brain/ major arteries?? Sheer force of good karma. I can’t imagine being caught in the same situation but would like to imagine I can do the same too 🙂

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    Wonderful to have established Dorje Shugden chapel at Kathmandu, Nepal ,not only one but two. These will definitely benefit more and more people in long run. Dorje Shugden is a Powerful Protector who is an emanation of Manjushri and fully enlightened being. Dorje Shugden will help us to overcome obstacles and problems regardless of all religion. Being located in one busiest spots where thousands of people will walk past the chapel everyday, be blessed. Thanks to those kind generous sponsors and many others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/bhagawan-dorje-shugden-chapels-in-kathmandu-nepal.html?fbclid=IwAR0QtzsENx9EttbRogA0UaYNmow7y9Kg44DTnXnJOExRGxiXTcBWo9B-8BM
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    Friday, Jun 11. 2021 12:28 AM
    Thank you for the interesting article and deep discovering of the beautiful mother nature of Kedah. Besides the historical site, the largest producer of rice in Malaysia, Kedah is a land of peace and tranquility.

    The wonderful Kedah holds the most famous attractions in Langkawi Island, the sandy beaches to green forest parks and virgin rainforest on highlands. Kedah too is a great place for a good taste of northern Malaysian culture and the best relaxing vacation destination for nature lovers and the family.

    https://bit.ly/3pGq4lg
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 9. 2021 02:58 PM
    Worth to be on a vegetarian for many reasons such as health , making a positive environmental and ethical impact and saving animals life. For some people, eating vegetarian is a way to be healthier and for others, eating this way has more to do with religion, animal rights, or environmental concerns. Many studies have shown that vegetarians are less likely to get chronic diseases such as heart disease, cholesterol and diabetes. A vegetarian diet reduced the risk for cancer in general I would say that. But what is important basically is not to harm animals, give them a chance to live.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this simple meaningful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/make-it-simple.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 9. 2021 02:55 PM
    Extensive review which explained well and detailed all about the book. Good read and a profound teachings by Rinpoche on the 8 verses of mind transformation by Geshe Langri Tangpa.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for this book, and Pastor Han Nee for the review.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/a-review-of-compassion-conquers-all-by-tsem-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 9. 2021 02:53 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing on yours thoughts and explaining clearly all about the pure lineage of the Dorje Shugden practice . Rinpoche had explained clearly on the many aspects of why the ban on Dorje Shugden is wrong. Rinpoche had spent so much of his time doing these videos to clear any doubts among practitioners. What Rinpoche had done solely for the benefits of all. Read and watching those videos , many will get to understand the situation much better than just listening to the other side. Rinpoche had shared his sincere thoughts, hoping these will lead to a peaceful resolution for everyone concerned. Tibetan leadership should share views with the Chinese government so that they can work together in preserving the rich Tibetan heritage, language, culture and religion in Tibet. Having dialogue is most important because as through dialogue, mutual respect, good language, good intention, can solve any problem as such the Dorje Shugden problem. Over 400 years many great and spiritual masters have been practicing Dorje Shugden , they are not wrong. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector after all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . May more people get to watch all these video which Rinpoche had spent countless of hours to share clearing doubts .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-dorje-shugden-to-me.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 6. 2021 02:58 PM
    Great news indeed, we have been waiting for this day to when HH Dalai Lama would made a statement regarding the Dorje Shugden. Finally on this auspicious day Wesak day where all Buddhist celebrates it, HH Dalai Lama on such an auspicious day made a unexpected statement using the teaching to address a topic which has caught many by surprised . On this Wesak Day 2021 would mark the beginning of religious freedom and liberation for millions of Dorje Shugden practitioners all over the world. The Dalai Lama has softens his approach towards Dorje Shugden, by saying there is no reason or need to discriminate against the practice of Dorje Shugden, or to reject it. The Dalai Lama is the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people and considered a living Buddha of compassion, a reincarnation of the bodhisattva Chenrezig. Well this is the moment all of us and the rest of Dorje Shugden ‘s practitioners have been waiting for . For the last 26 years many had suffered due the ban on the practice, disharmony, discrimination, segregation throughout the Tibetan Buddhist community worldwide.
    Thank you with folded hands HH the Dalai Lama for upholding the universal values of religious freedom.
    Our Guru Tsem Rinpoche always believed, that the change will come gradually and slowly, for Dalai Lama to lift the ban.
    Thank you, its definitely a great news.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-dalai-lama-says-no-need-to-discriminate-against-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 6. 2021 02:56 PM
    A detailed write-up , thank you Pastor David for this sharing, learning some knowledge from here. In polytheistic religions, deities are used to refer to several divine beings. Different religions, cultures and mythologies of the world have each different deities which they appeased. The basic concept of whatever one worship is the same in order to be granted protection or a favour. It was not until the arrival of Buddhism where the Buddhist concept of worship changes. Not only about appeasing a deity, they engaged in spiritual practice and in formal meditational practices to transform ourselves.
    It is not about appeasing a deity, but engaging in formal meditational practices to transform ourselves. The purpose of deity practice in Buddhism ,we purify karma, accumulate merits and creating the causes and conditions for spiritual realizations and to eventually become enlightened ourselves.
    Thanks again Pastor for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/deity-practice-in-buddhism.html

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Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 weeks ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
4 weeks ago
Pastor Shin winning some mystery gifts for being the 1st person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog chat quiz. Blog chat is a fun way to learn the Dharma. To find out more, check out > tsemrinpoche.com/chat. Joy - Moderator
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
4 weeks ago
Here is Pastor Antoinette who won some mystery gifts for being the 2nd person to answer a BONUS question during last Sunday's Blog Chat quiz/discussion. To find out more check out our blog chat section for our weekly topic! Joy - Moderator
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 months ago
#KFBBentong: Ready for some exciting news? We are now at RM154,523.94 - surpassing the funds required for our Pahang food bank operations! Thank you to all who kindly donated, we are deeply moved by your care and generosity towards the less fortunate struggling in our midst. To make our shared goal to continue #helpingthepoor a reality, we are now eagerly looking for suitable premises in Bentong. We will update soon on our progress, so stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #foodaid #bantuan #kitajagakita #hungerknowsnobarriers #endhunger #charity #ngomalaysia #Pahang - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: 12 minute Affiliate Multiple Ways to Earn Commissions
2 months ago
Fwd: 12 minute Affiliate Multiple Ways to Earn Commissions
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
#kecharafoodbank: In collaboration with Good Shepherd Services (GSS) based in Ipoh, we travelled to Buntong with food rations for 33 families. Some of the food items given include rice, noodles, cooking oil and biscuits; in total, we gave 726kg of food to these beneficiaries from the underprivileged class. We are glad to have been able to contribute, especially to families with children and in poor living conditions. We wish to thank GSS for alerting us about those in need, and we look forward to extending more support in the future together with this not-for-profit organization doing good work. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 months ago
In an urgent effort to provide food and necessities to the poverty-stricken in Bentong and rural areas of Pahang, we are launching Food Bank Bentong. With your support, Food Bank Bentong would be able to feed 500 families totaling 2,300 people on a regular basis, giving them a chance to enjoy a basic sense of security we consider a human right. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
4 months ago
Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class - KSDS Jayce Goh
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
4 months ago
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma School Online Teaching Every Sunday Morning 11am class, students attend Pastor Shin Class happily - KSDS Jayce Goh
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Update on Empowerment cookies, special holiday packaging. The bakers are most grateful for the overwhelming support of 834 tubs ordered, with a big order of 314 tubs from a group of friends. Thank you to those cookie lovers who couldn’t get enough of it. Watch out for the next update. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
Thank you, generous and kind donors, made possible by Alice Smith School's Official Site through their Build Kindness Campaign. The whooping amount of RM63,000 will provide much needed food to 25 poor families for the next 12 months. On behalf of these families, thank you! Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
6 months ago
The global pandemic hasn't been easy for all of us. Some find it diffucult to find a job to support the family. Despite that, we are still delivering basic food pack to our recipients nationwide. Thank you to our volunteers, donors, and sponsors. Without your support, we would be unable to reach out to many families. Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Thanks to Yap Optometry for gifting Robert a new pair of glasses to see better. We wish him many clear and bright days ahead. Thank you to all sponsors. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
Donation received to date: RM33,468.00 Yes! We've achieved the target for the #TamanNegara project. Fundraising is closed for this project. Thank you to all donors, 113 Orang Asli families will benefit from it. Stay tuned! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
7 months ago
FRESHLY BAKED by Kechara Empowerment trainees - Chocolate Chip Butter Cookies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
7 months ago
In memory of Wilson Lee, one of our most dedicated volunteers in Penang. Our heartfelt condolences to Wilson's wife, Tze Ling, family and friends. Our thoughts are with them for their loss. Thank you for your kindness and service to KSK Penang. From all of us in KSK.
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Last weekend a Soup Kitchen activities @ Penang, Johor & Kuala Lumpur. Hot food, water, masks, biscuits, buns & fruits. This is what we give out to our friends living on the streets. Thank you to our sponsor & volunteers that make it happen. Come spread more love by being a volunteer at our activities. WhatsApp us today at 010-333-3260! See you soon! #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Fwd: Dear Sotha
8 months ago
Fwd: Dear Sotha
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
9 months ago
Kechara Earth Project 13/9/2020
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
9 months ago
Thank you Domino's Pizza Malaysia, Kasih & Piza campaign for sponsoring 85 boxes of pizza to our friends who live on the streets. Your flavourful pizzas have put a smile on their faces. Thank you! - Vivan @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #KasihdanPiza #ItsAllAboutYou
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families  ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
10 months ago
Thank you Novo Nordisk! Your kind monetary donation and 1,320 boxes of masks will benefit many needy families under the Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #novonordisk #novonordiskmalaysia
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
10 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
11 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
12 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
1 years ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
1 years ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
1 years ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
1 years ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
1 years ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
1 years ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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