Why save something that cannot say thanks?

Oct 15, 2012 | Views: 1,285

In Black Sturgeon Lake Kenora, Ontario, Canada.

Dear friends,

Acts of kindness never gets old nor boring. These people are very wonderful. They go out of their way to help something in need. Something that cannot say thank you to them nor show deep appreciation. Yet these people go out of their way and help. It is a short video, but a heartwarming video. I wanted to share this with the world as I found it on the net by chance. I do not own the video nor wish to gain from it, I just want to share and say kindness is alive and well. I was very moved to see this and I endorse anyone who help animals and do not harm animals in any way directly or indirectly.

How beautiful the world is when we care. Why save something that cannot say thanks? Why help something that cannot thank you? Because kindness helps the giver more than the recipient sometimes. So go and help always. It makes you a better person.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

Or view the video on the server at:
https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/Bambi-on-Ice-Deer-gets-rescued-from-frozen-lake.mp4

This deer gets a second chance to life which she deserves….thanks guys for saving her. Thank you very much!


 

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  1. Anonymous on Dec 18, 2019 at 4:26 pm

    It is heart warming to see how these people went out of their way to help the poor deer who was stucked in ice. People who treat animals well are good people because they are not doing it to get something out of the animals as animals can’t repay our kindness. Hence, those people are genuine in their actions.

    Everyone in the world should treat animals well as the do feel what we feel. They also are afraid to die.

  2. nicholas on Oct 26, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    This is beautiful and shows the true nature of a person that just wants to benefit others without expecting any return. When we help someone sometimes we expect at least a ‘Thank you’ in return but when we save animals, we will not get anything like that. This is not because they don’t appreciate (some maybe) but they can speak in our language. Some animals may show their appreciation in their own way which we may or may not understand.

    The bottom line is when we want to help, don’t expect any return. Set our motivation clear which is to benefit others. When we set expectations then we will get dissappointment. When we want to do meritorious work we tend to face a lot of problems but we should just push it through and be consistent because we are not doing for ourselves but for others

  3. Samfoonheei on Mar 27, 2018 at 11:14 am

    A heart warming video…….its so wonderful of these two kind soul help a helpless deer . These two men are risking their own lives too as the frozen lake might just give way or they can fall down and get injured themselves as we can see the frozen lakes floors are very slippery. Taking the time to help one who cannot even say thanks and speechless, without expecting a reward or gratitude is what true self-worth is all about. That deer deserved a second to live so as other animals who needs our care, love ,kindness and compassion, By helping the helpless or homeless of all sentient beings will makes their lives much better and have more meaning that we may realize.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  4. Lin Mun on Apr 12, 2017 at 9:03 pm

    It is very kind of the gentlemen to rescue the poor deer. The deer can’t even stand in the slippery frozen lake. Glad to see people helping animals as many would not even care about them especially needing to put in their time and effort. Hope more people will develop compassion and kindness towards animals and stop the unnecessary abuse and killing towards them.

  5. tong sun sun on Sep 26, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    在国外拯救动物是非常平常的事,平民百姓都乐意去择行。而且他们这样做也得到家人和朋友的支持。但是在这里。。。情况就有所不同,在这里就算有动物受伤了在你面前,你会考虑周围的眼光,家人反对,因为麻烦和肮脏,朋友冷嘲热讽等等。。。。而阻扰了我们拯救的动力。希望多播放着类影片,让更多人感动,更多人伸出援手。

  6. VInnie Tan on Sep 11, 2013 at 3:38 pm

    This is just great! These people are just such good hearted people. I believe many people would have just ignored the poor animal. To even notice and try to help the deer it is just commendable. I really hope that there would be more people around us that is like that, willing to help animals. Stopping all abusive actions towards animals as they too can experience different emotions just like human beings.

  7. Andrew Boon on Mar 19, 2013 at 1:45 pm

    We all do things that we tend to justify or find a reason to. What happened to impulses driven by care? Surely we cannot merely “block/blank” those out.

    Thierry and I just lost our 17 year old baby, Nanu on Saturday morning. Even though death was somewhat imminent at the back of our minds, because of her advanced age and her spinal condition which has made her bedridden for the past couple of months, it still did not prepare us for her departure. I suppose nothing really does prepare us for lost but lost itself!

    I think it apt to share this epitaph written by Thierry which sums up Nanu to a tee. The joy and love she gave us back was worth every moment even though she could never utter the words “thank you”:

    Nanu passed away peacefully this morning after enjoying her breakfast. Believe me, she would not have missed breakfast ever, so she ate first and died on a full stomach, that is sooooo Nanu! La Jolie Nanu…

    With any of the other dogs, we play or pamper, but with Nanu, we talk and she listens, and if we stop talking she raises her head with a wondering look “why do you stop, tell me more!”.

    She was also singing whenever she could smell gourmet food, and gourmet food was anything edible… anything… So there she would be, singing in celebration, in anticipation and also to make sure nobody forgets that she has got the biggest stomach of the family!

    A singer, a good listener and a great appetite, Nanu sure was great company! We will miss you Nanu…

    We rescued Nanu 17 years ago, she was a just a newborn puppy and the guards of our condo in KL were chasing her to drown her together with her siblings. Her mother used to live in the car park and the management did not want to deal with more dogs. She literally came to our door asking for refuge… she had come home!

    I received the news this morning by phone from Andrew as I am now in Shanghai.

  8. Paris on Jan 12, 2013 at 12:18 am

    I think that’s all the more reason why we SHOULD help a being – because it CAN’T say anything to us. It cannot express its pain, nor call for help. It doesn’t ever have the “luxury” of articulating how it feels, what it needs, loves, wants, fears. So all the more, shouldn’t we be helping it to the best that we can to alleviate some of its pain? We’re in a place with so many more advantages – resources to help, friends to call, technology, science – so why WOULDN’T we help?

    And for the few little dogs and cats that I’ve rescued over the years, I have to say that though they may not speak in our language, most animals show far more gratitude and give far more thanks than many humans. This kind of thanks from these animals lasts a lifetime, doesn’t waver in its loyalty and expresses far more love and care for us than many, many people I’ve known!

  9. Joy on Dec 24, 2012 at 11:26 pm

    This video is beautiful because it showed us human kindness still exist. We are humans… we are the so called stronger ones, smarter ones, the ones right on to of the “food chain”, basically we are in more control then they are. So if we as humans cannot protect those that are weak… why even bother being a human for? That is our duty and we ought not to abuse our privilege as a human being.

    This video is really touching because it shows there is still kindness in our world and there are still people who would do good. Yes Rinpoche is right… doing good does benefit the doer, the giver, because you actually feel “happy” about yourself that you did something “good” that does not concern your self and you do not get anything back from it. But actually you get a lot more back, that feeling of happiness from doing good is “priceless”.

    This Christmas lets hope that there are more people doing good instead of just feasting on the bird. Animals have feelings too, but most people especially in Asia, it is kind of foreign. Hence, we need to pass this sort of stories around to touch people’s heart… with that perhaps more will reflect and think beyond their stomachs.

  10. Adrian Cho on Dec 13, 2012 at 12:09 pm

    This two guys are very kindness, that save this little deer 🙂
    I appreciate it and very enjoy this wonderful video.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this video.

  11. Darren Kechara Paradise on Dec 12, 2012 at 2:22 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing, some people doesn’t like animals but even if we can’t help them at least we don’t harm them.

  12. June Tang (KHJB) on Nov 12, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring post!!
    I am so touched that the two guys helped the little deer.It show the how kindness to both of them.With their helping ,the little deer got second chance to live…Thank you!!

  13. Sheryl KH (JB) on Nov 4, 2012 at 9:10 pm

    It is certainly a freezing cold day, but these two guys have really very warm and beautiful hearts.

    How nice is it that instead of getting inside blanket doing nothing, these two gentlemen went out to save the life of a helpless being.

    Being able to give others is always a good thing, it means that we have more of something than others and it is both a merit making and learning experience in itself.

  14. wei theng on Nov 2, 2012 at 2:14 pm

    It is so heartwarming to see that the guys finding ways to rescue to dear from the frozen lake.
    They are compassionate and offered help without thinking of anything in return. With their help, the deer is able to have the 2nd chance to live.
    Saving life has very good karma effect, it will create the cause for healthy and long life!

  15. PhillisChin on Oct 30, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Aiyoooo~~~ So cute ^^, ^^, ^^, Luckily little dear meet kind hearted people ^^,
    Can see at first, little deer feel scared when the two men came to her, but slowly she know they come to help her and she have calm a bit ^^, Thank You Rinpoche to share this video .

  16. edward ooi on Oct 27, 2012 at 9:51 pm

    No matter who or what they are we still have to save them. They can’t talk doesn’t mean that they have no feelings.

  17. Cynthia Lee on Oct 27, 2012 at 12:50 am

    it’s very easy to ignore animals in distress even though we feel bad for them because it takes some effort to help them. However, the result is satisfying when you see them relieved from their pain and agony. Saving a life who cannot say thanks? it brings us true happiness and not the other way round.

  18. Tom Mellors on Oct 26, 2012 at 2:50 pm

    As Milan Kundera said: “Humanity’s true moral test, its fundamental test, consists of its attitude towards those who are at its mercy: animals. And in this respect humankind has suffered a fundamental debacle, a debacle so fundamental that all others stem from it.”

    I agree completely that we need to learn how to extend our compassion to those who are unable to communicate in our human tounge. As ‘earthlings’, cooperation is just as vital a force – if not more vital a force – than competition. We need to cooperate as species.

  19. Wan Wai Meng on Oct 25, 2012 at 9:13 pm

    Great stuff guys for showing what it means to care for living creatures without wanting anything back or with any motive whatsoever. When we help others or other beings we are actually only helping ourselves for that matter.

  20. adeline woon on Oct 25, 2012 at 6:07 pm

    I’m impressed with people who do things simply for the benefit of others. It shows the level of their mind and how big the heart this. People like this take care of others without putting emphasis on discrimination, ie you or me, animals or human, black or white, chinese or english etc. They are normally the people that narrow minded people called busy body, never mind their own business etc. They are also people who say if we don’t help, no one will. They see their own responsibilities in humanity and do not seek for anything in return for their actions. They simply want others to be alright. This is our true nature!

  21. Pastor Yek Yee on Oct 25, 2012 at 4:46 pm

    Why we save something that cannot say thank you to us? From my point of view why I want to help or save something cannot say thank you to me, because I feel sympathy and I think something need to done that why I help. I know my thought is very “unhealthy” however at least I have this kind of thought. The reason I want to help just because in my way, that is not called love just called don’t make myself feel guilty or regret. This thought come from selfishness.

    Compared with the post and the videos Tsem Rinpoche posted in his blog, the two guys who rescued the deer, they are really want to help the needed no other agenda. I watched the video how they tried different way to help the deer really moved me a lot. Selfish person like always only focus on ourselves, everything is me, me,me….but this guys help something without agenda because it is needed.

    They are so KIND!!!

  22. Sock Wan on Oct 25, 2012 at 1:09 pm

    Usually we expect something in return when we ‘help’ someone, this act of helping is not entirely sincere. But when we save something that cannot say thanks, we are truly sincere when we help because we do not expect to have anything in return. This is to help us generate true generosity and kindness.

  23. sweekeong on Oct 25, 2012 at 1:06 am

    This is very beautiful. The deer will die because she is unable to move across the frozen late and will die from cold and starvation. No creatures or man deserve to die from their own mistake or from harm cause by others. I would be in a situation when I fell into a well. The feeling is horrible, unable to escape from death when we know for sure we will die there and then. It is a beautiful account of helping each other no matter what your beliefs are. Simply beautiful. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this. 🙂

  24. beatrix ooi on Oct 22, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    The little deer deserves a 2nd chance to live. It’s very touching to see videos or articles like that, im very happy to learn that there r other beautiful human beings out there doing good things like saving animals instead of abusing them. Thank You for sharing Rinpoche!
    Love,
    beatrix ooi

  25. henry ooi on Oct 22, 2012 at 8:51 am

    A little kindness goes a long way especially for those in need, people or animals. One day, the same may be reciprocated.

  26. patsy on Oct 21, 2012 at 4:20 pm

    If it’s not for the kindness of this two man, the little deer will have no chance to survive in such extreme weather. He will freeze to death.

    Animals have greater pain and sufferings as compared to humans as they cannot speak or expressed their pain, sufferings and fears.If we are in a position to help them, we should.

    An act of kindness to help all sentient beings is what we should strive to do.

  27. jennifer on Oct 21, 2012 at 3:58 pm

    Watching this video restores my faith in mankind. I’m so happy for the little deer that she is free. I am very touched by the action of the two men and their compassion for another living being.
    Though the deer is unable to express her thanks to these men, i’m sure she is so grateful and happy that her life is saved.She could have died in the freezing cold and from starvation. Thank you guys, whoever you may be, for saving the little deer.

  28. Girlie Ooi on Oct 21, 2012 at 1:12 pm

    If we have to be bias to save only those that can thank us for our help, then who is going to save them? Lending a hand or extending our hands to others less fortunate should be an act out of compassion.

  29. MayOng on Oct 20, 2012 at 10:14 pm

    I salute these rescuers who risk their own lives to save these animals. I am sure they are aware that these animals were in pain while they struggle to survive. Thank goodness for these heroes who rescued animals.

  30. Pastor Susan on Oct 20, 2012 at 4:28 pm

    Watching animal videos like this one never fails to make my day 🙂

    “Why save something that cannot say thanks? Why help something that cannot thank you?”

    I agree with Rinpoche that “kindness helps the giver more than the recipient sometimes.”

    If it makes you happy to put a smile on someone else’s face. Do it and more of it. If it makes you unhappy if someone is sad, then do something to change that. In the end, we are the one to receive…just like what Rinpoche said.

  31. mayy on Oct 20, 2012 at 1:50 am

    There are many whether near or far from all walks of life may need help. At times, one would see, hear or experience in helping others selectively…just because one (the giver) expect others (the recipient) to reciprocate the kindness or compassion rendered to them. Would this call the altruistic kindness or compassion?

    Again, many animals suffer too just because they cant call out or speak their mind for help? Would we the human help them? There are some would just watch and not do anything…just because they could not say Thank You or repay kindness. If only many could realise and understand the law of karma.

    • DR on Oct 20, 2012 at 12:34 pm

      Dear May, saving something that cannot say thanks is the best way to develop empathy. Empathy is to identify with another’s feelings and to emotionally put yourself in the place of another. Empathy begins with awareness of another person’s feelings. It would be easier to be aware of other people’s emotions if they would simply tell us how they felt. Unfortunatley, in the cases of animals, they are unable to. I salute these people who go out of their way to help another being. This is charity in its purest form for they do not expect anything, not even a thanks.

  32. Albert Ratchaga on Oct 19, 2012 at 3:51 am

    Being kind does not matter of your race, religion, age, gender, occupation, rich or poor, etc, etc, etc. Being kind id just a decision at that moment, to be kind or not to be kind, it is totally from your decision, no one else can decide for you.

    Our life often face with unhappiness, we calculate too much, if every step we took and we will calculate how much benefit I can get for the next step, then how to have a life of freedom?

    free ourselves from all these fake happiness, put ourselves lower when we are with others, help others without hoping for reward, when we can let go this expectation, serving others selflessly is a way to help us to find the real freedom, and this freedom will be the real happiness for us.

    It is very heartbreaking to see animal suffers,because when they suffers alone, they could not call for help, they can’t do anything beside struggling and suffering from pain, from fear. Help them whenever we can, because helping them is also helping us.

  33. Davin on Oct 19, 2012 at 12:23 am

    This is a wonderful video. It show the kindness of these guy save the deer from the freezing ice. It is heartwarming and inspirational to us.
    Thank you Rinpoche

  34. Lucas Roth on Oct 18, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    i was very moved and touched by this video because like Rinpoche wrote these people would skate through the frozen lake to save a deers life event though it did not do anything to them or even say thank you because it cant. but at least the deer gets a second chance at life and hope fully the deer doesn’t go back on the lake again.:D

  35. Pastor chia on Oct 18, 2012 at 1:07 pm

    People doing good virtual thing without getting any kind of praise , name and reward. Is the right way practice compassion. By helping sentient being like animal which can talk and know their suffering, it will help us develop more kindness and love more to sentient being.

    Thank you rinpoche sharing this video clip to us. Rinpoche has show us many way to be always kind to animal.

  36. Julien Roth on Oct 18, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    I’m so happy that these people helped this dear 🙂 if they did not do this, i don’t know what would’ve become of this dear. More people should show the same compassion to all living beings. Especially animals. The animal cruelty around the world is getting worst and worst by the minute. We need to speak for the animals, to help stop all the suffering of these beautiful, loving creatures. Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  37. Jace Chong on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the inspiring video.

    Although the deer was freaking out at first the people approaching him/her, but he/she stop struggling later when he/she knows that the people is not going to harm.

    Sometimes, we are at this kind of dilemma too. Like what Khoo experience was he saw an injured puppy by the road side, she is struggling in the middle of the road. Khoo tried to pick her up, due to the puppy was very scared, she bite Khoo, but after the medication, the puppy now become friendly and cute.

    Helping people or animals does have risk, but in order to benefit them, we have to take the risk. No matter it works or not in the end, we try our best, better than doing nothing.

  38. Doreen Teoh on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:57 pm

    What great act of kindlnes and patient from this gentleman to save this helpless deer on the frozen surface of ice. A word of “thank you” is not that important, it is what you do to make a difference in someone life is most important.

  39. Milly on Oct 17, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Helping with no expectation of reward is very noble. I agree it helps the giver more than the receiver. Animals are helpless and depend on us human beings. Showing compassion to them helps to cultivate the Buddha nature in us.

  40. Uncle Eddie on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:45 am

    The differences between the animals and us are not so great. They can think, can feel and they can suffer like us humans do too. Anyone who has ever interact with animals (especially people like Rinpoche) such as dogs, cats, cows, deer, mice or whatsoever will agree that they are like us and can communicate their feelings too. As mentioned many a times in many write-ups of compassionate actions for animals, as an enlightened society, it is time that we should broaden our circle of compassion to include these set of “human animals”. WHAT WE CAN DO? Start by educating ourselves (and others too, if we can.)The animal-food industries, animal researches and others who use animals do no want us to know what goes on behind their walls. If we knew really what went on, we would want no part of it! Anyway, a lot of it has been disclosed in Rinpoche’s endless blogs about the animal cruelties committed behind those walls. The most important step is if we do not want to be part of those atrocities committed against the animals, the “BEST OF CHOICE IS TO ADOPT A VEGAN LIFESTYLE!!!” In addition to the direct impact of eliminating the sufferings of animals that would have ended on your platter, it allows you to think about the everyday animal cruelty… something that is hard to do when you are a part of it….. and this is a pure, clean and healthy lifestyle too that every human being should feel happy about with or without the Thank you. Many grateful appreciations for your sharing and caring, Rinpoche.

  41. Jessica Yap on Oct 17, 2012 at 11:27 am

    How many of us can actually go all out just to save an animal that cannot thank us let alone repay our kindness?

    Whether we do it out of altruistic compassion or doing it for fun, it doesn’t matter because at the end of the day, the helpless animal got saved and is alive.

    Everyday we get a brand new day to do something meaningful and kind unto others. I believe in karma very much that is why we should only do things that we wish to happen unto us.

    If we kill an animal today, who’s to say that we won’t wake up as an animal if and when we shut our eyes for good?

    Everyday I wake up feeling grateful and thankful that I earned another day to live.

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

  42. yenpin on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:54 pm

    两位人兄还恨有爱心,把困在雪地的那只鹿救走,,不然的话这只鹿可能会冻死在冰冷的雪地上。
    动物其实是很可怜不会开口说话,也不能表达内心的感想,是快乐,伤心,它们也不能表达,但是我们也不可以忽略它们,它们也需要爱。。。。

  43. Louise Lee on Oct 16, 2012 at 11:18 pm

    人间有情!

    小时候家前面就是一条大马路,常常都有小猫小狗被汽车撞死在路边。妈妈就教导我,要把尸体捡回来,好好埋葬。

    如果,驾驶者可以小心一点。散开或避开, 那么结局就会更好!

    现在的社会很冷漠,我们应该从小就培养小朋友好好照顾与爱护小动物!

  44. bengkooi on Oct 16, 2012 at 4:58 am

    I am glad this deer was saved from the long slow cold fate. I would have done the same thing, but I am sure there are others would have seen this as an opportunity for food.

    What I particularly liked about this rescue is how the deer behaved. Initially she was afraid of the two rescuers and tried to get away. But as she realised they were pulling her to shore, she completely calmed down and even rested beside them after she reached the banks. Animals can know compassion when they see it…. humans should too…

  45. lucy yap on Oct 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

    To have a kind attitude is infectious and will inspire others by our examples.Random acts of kindness can be shown through thoughtfulness about the needs of others.We have seen many times when we wished someone could have been more thoughtful before they did or say aomething.Am glad the deer is rescued.Thank you again Rinpoche.

  46. ericchoong on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:47 pm

    我曾听过—个故事,是讲一名妇女救了一群困在沙滩上的海星,当时一大群海星被浪花冲到沙滩上,这名妇女恰好在沙滩散步,於是她弯下腰,拾起一枚海星并将它扔回大海里。
    同伴对她的行为感到不解 : 你这是在做什么呀?那么多海星怎么救得完?
    妇人回答说 : 的确是救不完,但至少尽我的力量,救多少算多少呀!
    天底下没有一个人有能力解决世上所有的问题,但我们不应为了这个原因而放弃助人或什至不能语言的动物,我们愈是能够培养慈悲心做更多的付出,就可以为自己带来更多的快乐。
    感谢上师的分享和一直无私的为我们付出和教导。

  47. lim tat ming on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:37 pm

    Bambi is very fortunate to meet these two samaritans. Without their assistance, she could die not being able to move away from the frozen lake! These gentlemen are so kind to lend their helping hands.

  48. Gim Lee on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm

    The kind act of these people to save the deer is very noble. It is more touching because saving animal like this deer means they are doing it out of their sincere hearts to help instead of hoping for something in return. Yes this world is made beautiful by all these beautiful and kind hearted people performing this beautiful act 🙂

  49. Cynthia Ng on Oct 15, 2012 at 8:12 pm

    感恩那两位大兄的帮忙,把那只鹿从雪地上救走,不然的话它可能冻死。动物不会开口说话和表达它们的内心世界但是不代表它们就可以被忽略。它们也是有感情,有感受的。

    解救不能向我们道谢的众生是因为这样可以修行我们的慈悲心和菩提心。如果我们一味付出后要得到回报,那我们是不可能在修行上有所进步的。

    一切众生都有生存的权利!不要见死不救!

  50. grace (KHJB) on Oct 15, 2012 at 7:11 pm

    We are consider fortunate if we able to help other, regardless human or animals. Practice kindness can let go our selfish thinking and train us to think more on other instead ourself.

  51. nicholas on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:45 pm

    It’s so wonderful to see harmonies, cares and loves every where.
    This definitely brighten up my day!

    Everyone practice compassion, not that other need it but we too! What to loose if we give because nothing is better to seeing others happy & comfortable.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post. It’s a cute and wonderful video for us to contemplate and share with our friends.

  52. AdelineTan on Oct 15, 2012 at 4:01 pm

    It’s so heartwarming to see Bambi, the deer was saved by 2 kind hearted men from the freezing ice, every sentient being deserves to live. Happiness comes from helping others.

  53. sarahyap on Oct 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    Poor thing… it must be freezing to lie down on the ice for so long. These two/three guys are so kind to save the deer from an almost definite fate… which is death. If more people have this type of attitude, the world certainly would be a beautiful place.

  54. Abby F on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:30 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, yes theses people are wonderful. Even though they are not the expert in rescue animals, but they helped that poor Bambi by themselves! The really put in effort and love!

    Rescue animals is not something fun or easy! Animals don’t speak our language and we don’t understand what they want. We might get into trouble during the process. Most of the time they will get extremely scared so we need to pay extra care, love and patience.

    So whether a person is kind or not, this can be tested during this process. How much effort and time we willing to put in to save this animal, how much care and love and patience we willing to give.

    Why save something that cannot say thank you? I would say it is because human always claim themselves to be the superior one, so when animals need help, for sure we have to give help and love! Besides that, we should take care of them instead of ‘bully’ them. If not, we are not qualified to say we are superior than any living things on this earth.

    • Abby F on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:32 pm

      Typo error: 1st paragraph – ‘These’ and ‘They’

  55. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:21 pm

    Can feel this group young people have a good motivation to save the deer that trapped on ice surface. They try few way to help the deer to move nearer the side land. Finally they did it. That’s so wonderful!

  56. Adrian Chow on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:06 pm

    Always love to watch animals on television since i was young. It is good to know for the fact that there are people out there actually care. Being kind and compassionate in fact is our nature unless we are animal which only survive based on instincts. We always have a choice.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  57. Mei Fong on Oct 15, 2012 at 12:05 pm

    We have learnt to use our current human life to being benefit to the others as much as possible and wherever we can. If not it will be just a waste of our human form. We lend our hands (physical) and words (verbal) help to anyone to needs it. The animals would have shouted for help if they can speak. We should have a right motivation when helping as a form of compassion to all living beings.

  58. Irene Lim on Oct 15, 2012 at 11:33 am

    I greatly enjoy this video to see that these people went out all the way to save that Bambi. It bring tears to my eyes to see such kindness, the very basic of human nature existing in the world. If everyone were to cultivate this kindness, there will be inner peace which lead to world peace. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  59. judy.lam@kechara.com on Oct 15, 2012 at 11:08 am

    It is a very noble deed to save animals that cannot speak or show any appreciation to the savior. Giving unconditionally is not what comes to our mind naturally, one that takes awareness, nurturing and it helps to be around in an environment like Kechara to do that. Many Kecharians also go round saving dogs and cats from the streets.

  60. Helena Chin on Oct 15, 2012 at 9:01 am

    Yay…. The little deer is free 2 go and has the 2nd chance to live because of human kindness. Think of it if the 2 guys are mean and they have no compassion to save the little deer!
    We human have all the saying to let the beings that can’t speak by themselves to live or not to live. We must love them more than anything as we have the ability to do more than them! Because we can speak, we should speak on behalf of them.
    Thanks to the people who had saved the little deer 🙂 I love seeing the animals are free 🙂
    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:59 PM
    A legendary figure of Buddhism in Buryatia was Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, charismatic Buddhist master and visionary and national hero, who had spread the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Interesting read of this forgotten story of Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, a monk who briefly ruled as a dharma king. He amazingly created a nonviolence Buddhist kingdom who protected thousands of women, children, and men at that time. In 1920’s Soviet government considered Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov to be rebels and Traditional Buryat culture was erased since then. Buddhist monasteries in Buryatia were destroyed and many followers were murdered. He was well remembered as a true Dharma King and a national hero. Interesting read of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lubsan-samdan-tsydenov-the-dharma-king-of-buryatia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:57 PM
    We came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing. There nothings that belongs to us. Whatever we own is temporary on loan only, so we should be glad in this life we are in human form. We should appreciate what we have at this moment, , doing , learning Dharma and practicing Dharma for a good and meaningful cause. Transforming our mind and benefiting others instead of ourselves.
    What Rinpoche had said and explained , very true indeed … we don’t own our body. Well use our body for the greater good of others. Reading the transcript by Tsem Rinpoche tells us more understanding .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-you-dont-own-your-body.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 11:20 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it’s truly amazing. Each one of these statues is special and drool-worthy, and they have rightly signified the place where they stand today.

    Even when we don’t have the opportunity too witness those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:19 PM
    Reading this article again, truly feeling sorry those refugees in Netherlands. Staying in another country far away from homeland is already sad. They need to start from scratch, could imagine their situation living in a foreign facing a lot of hinders such languages, cultures and so forth. The sad state of refugees living in Netherlands is really bad. The Netherlands has had a reputation as a humanitarian haven, with refugees and immigrants as the situation in their country isn’t safe enough. But entering as refugees they ended up living in empty offices, as room . The government authorities failed to provide basic amenities for those rejected ones who have not or cannot leave the country. The refugees are stuck in a system, were call as an illegal immigrant. They wandered in the streets of Amsterdam, moving from one place to another left in the cold winter. Lucky enough they have volunteers helping them supplying blankets , foods for them. Hopefully the authorities could do more to help those refugees out there and the situation right now has improved.
    Thank you Melissa for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-building-wanderers-of-amsterdam.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:17 PM
    Being generous also makes us feel better about ourselves. Generosity is both a natural confidence builder and a natural repellent of self-hatred. By focusing on what we are giving rather than on what we are receiving. Acts of generosity, such as giving our time, talent or resources, and expecting nothing in return, have been proven to be good for our health. Generous individuals are personally more fulfilled, happier and more peaceful within themselves. Enrich our life and that of others by practicing generosity. That’s what I consider true generosity without anything in return.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:15 PM
    A Stunning Chenrezig Thangka with an interesting story behind it.Detailed explanations of the iconography of this Buddha. Having understand about it ,will help us to practice better . Chenrezig is the bodhisattva that symbolizes the compassion of all Buddhas.The qualities of Chenrezig is indeed amazing in such away benefited many of us. According to legend, Chenrezig made an vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. Reciting the Chenrezig mani mantra and practising profound meditation on the nature of sound is believed to be powerful.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    Meaningful poems tells us a thousand words. Value and appreciate every moment of our life with those around us. Rinpoche had a very strong connection with Manjushri since childhood and its not surprised the way Rinpoche describe the divine. Lovely poems for us to ponder deeply.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/purpose.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    It is important to use these difficult times as life lessons, growing and shaping us to blossom into a stronger and wiser person every day. Stay strong and be tough, working as a team, sharing out as a team. Whatever happen then through thick and thin, individual commitment to work as a team is what makes a team work successful toward a common vision. It is true that we can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed as a team. Never give up even its hard with nothing much. Alone, we can do so little compare to working together, we can do so much.
    Reading this quote will inspire us to improve ourselves and our life so that we may be successful someday as a team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-see-the-porridge-and-run.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:04 PM
    The incredible story of the Chinese paper cut artist Ku Shulan. She is one such inspiring lady in the Chinese world of paper cutting. Been born in poor peasant family, doesn’t deter her from doing what she loves most. She had come along way of struggles and hardship to be where she was. She only showed her talent in later life following awakening from a coma after a head injury, discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO and was bestowed many domestic awards for her beautiful paper cuttings. Sadly Ku Shulan passed away in 2004 at age 84, but her popularity, and reputation continue to grow . Her unique coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:03 PM
    Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma…..well said by Rinpoche. Life is meaningless when we only chase for money, fame only at the of life nothing is left for us. What remains is just memories when we are gone. As we grew older , it’s time to chase after something that can last long till our last breathe. Learning, practicing Dharma is the best choice. Since learning and practicing dharma have my life change, benefiting other makes my wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands. Rinpoche had showed me the way and so as many more others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chasing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:00 PM
    Inspiring comment by Claire Briard who only met Rinpoche on facebook gave up eating meat. It has since changed his life and she have so much more respect for the all animals. She did wonderfully by encouraging her friends and anyone she met to go meatless. Beautiful message . Do not harm animals , give them a chance to live.
    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/claire-briard.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:40 PM
    Reading this old post had me think deeply how fragile life is. Nothing is permanent as life goes by. Over 50 people have died in India, most of them in Sikkim, in a devastating earthquake back in 2011. The measured a forceful 6.8 on the Richter scale had caused a significant damage in Nepal and Sikkim border. Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of India, Tibet and West Bengal. Thousands of people trapped in remote areas of Sikkim, rescue and relief teams had try every possible way to help them. Many villages in quake-hit Sikkim are out of reach and thousands are said to be affected. Sad to know that hundreds of houses have reportedly collapsed and many suffered substantial damage . We are fortunate to live in Malaysia where we do not experience earthquake at all. Whatever it is we need to appreciate every moment in our lives to learn , practice Dharma . Lives our life to the fullness meaningful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sikkim-earthquake-hits-india-tibet-and-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:25 PM
    Amazing a huge image of Shakyamuni Buddha on the Bayan-Khongor mountain near the village of Bayangol, Russia is created. Very unique creation indeed. It was considered the largest Buddha image in Russia and in the list of the largest Buddha images in the world. The locals has long been considered the Bayan-Khongor rock as a sacred place in the Khorinsky Buryats. The image of Buddha Shakyamuni was made with minimal impact on nature. What the creators were amazing ,they did not carve a full-fledged statue. Only the top layer of the rock was removed, the Buddha image were drawn and painted with paint. When an image of Buddha of this gigantic size is created, it is also a tremendous, incomparable virtue and great blessing for all whom merely seeing it.
    On the consecration day of this huge Buddha image, Venerable Yelo Rinpoche performed the consecration ritual. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of Buryatia and other cities of Russia attended the historical event. Looking at the pictures tells all. Accordingly, the larger, richer and more beautiful the offerings, the more they accumulate good merit. Lots of flowers , fruits , foods , cakes and so forth been offered .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Even I have not been there, looking at this huge image is a blessing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-largest-buddha-shakyamuni-in-russia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:08 PM
    Interesting discoveries…. Scientists do believe that about 100 billion stars in our galaxy, and in the universe about 100 billion galaxies. So it won’t be surprised that it had sheds light on the evolutionary history of early human ancestors. With the discoveries of rare human skulls dated millions years ago found by researchers in many different parts of the world, have proven that an early civilization did exist after all. Genuinely primitive and ancient human skulls were discovered in countries such Africa, China and so forth.
    Archaeologists have unearthed ancient skeletons with pointy, artificially deformed skulls belonging to an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago. Similar evidence of civilizations with deformed craniums were also found in many countries as well. Interesting… other than these discoveries the scientist and researchers did discovered aliens do exist too and we are not alone after all. Many sightings of aliens from different places in part of the world were seen by many eye witnesses. Ancient treasure artefacts found in a historic caves have added to claims ancient civilizations on earth were visited by advanced species from outer space.
    Thank you Rinpoche this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-visitors-season-1-episode-3.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:06 PM
    Choosing a religion is our choice. Its doesn’t matter what religion we chose we are to respect each other in order to have a harmonious surrounding. Every of us have the right to profess and to practice his or her religion. Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of any individual.
    Truly disappointed reading all those comments after when Rinpoche had mentioned that Rinpoche practiced Dorje Shugden. Somehow many positive comments too. Rinpoche had come along way from New Jessey to India then to Malaysia. We are fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this lives, learning and practicing Dharma and taking Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector. All i can say is through Rinpoche’s teaching, many of us has benefited from zero to be better person. Rinpoche had gave and showing us the light to be where we are today.
    Rinpoche had created a place of peace and heaven I would say it from my bottom of my heart. Rinpoche had worked tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient beings and trying to bring the wrong concept of viewing Dorje Shugden to those against the practice. The Tibetan leadership have their own agenda all these years, causing sufferings and disunity among the people practicing Dorje Shugden.
    Once for all hopefully the Dorje Shugden controversy will goes down into history.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . May more people read this blog to get a better view.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/thank-you-for-the-positivity.html

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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
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  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
    vikas baluni asked: abut growth of my business
    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
  • March 3, 2021 04:13
    Sandra asked: Dear respected pastors, what are dreams? Do dreams have significance? Are they simply images the mind views at night - do they resemble the dreamer's state of mind? Thank you for all your replies :) :)
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Hello. Nice to see you back here. On the normal level, both waking and dream states are both marred by our delusions. The teachings tell us that this deluded state continues through all our experiences, whether during the dreaming or waking states. The way to overcome this is to "wake up" from our delusions, or reach enlightenment. Normally when people think of dreams, they do so in psychological terms and so focus on the content of the dream. When we investigate the nature of the dream itself, we begin to investigate something deeper, the processes that underlies the whole of our existence. Understand this propels you further along the spiritual journey towards enlightenment. We have many dreams during one night of sleep, and may or may not consciously remember then when we wake up. In terms of content, dreams can be used to work through psychological issues or can indicate certain issues and overcoming them (as is common within Western psychological practices). In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams can be used for much more. In the advanced practices, one can transform ordinary dreams to further one's spiritual journey. This is not only in terms of working through psychological issues, but in terms of meditation and practice as well. Generally, there are three types of dreams as described below. Most of us only experience the first type, unless we progress on the spiritual path. 1. Samsaric dreams: these arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we take a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. 2. Clarity dreams: These dreams occur when you are fairly progressed in meditational practices and can carry this into the dream state. These dreams arise not from the emotions, or memories, etc., but from more subtler forms of karma and delusions. However, just like in waking mediational practice, you are not affected by the images or thoughts that appear to you. 3. Clear Light dreams: In the advanced tantric practices, there are teachings called dream yoga. The object of these is to achieve the clear light dreams, which are very difficult to achieve and take years and years of intense practice. The most important clear light mind that arises is actually at the time of our death, if we are trained enough in this very subtle state, we can actually control where we take rebirth. If we are more experienced in this state, then we can actually use it to meditate on the teachings and achieve enlightenment. Clear light dreams are a "lesser" type of clear light mind, that helps practitioners prepare for the time of death. When we have an auspicious dream such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., even though this is auspicious, it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. There are instances however, when the enlightened beings and Dharma protectors will send practitioners dreams to help with their practice or as methods of divination. Tsem Rinpoche once told us of a very powerful Nyingma lama known for his divination abilities. Students would ask him a question, then he would take a nap, and receive divination advice in this dreams, which he would then relay to his students. This lama was well-known for this ability because his dream divinations were extremely accurate. As I am sure you can tell, the scope of dreams with the Buddhist context is very vast and I will not be able to cover everything here. However, I hope that what I have written helps your understanding. Thank you.
  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your suggestion. At the moment, there are no plans to publish another article with 2021 dates. But I have listed out some of the auspicious days and their dates for this year for you. I have only included future dates, not those that have already passed. Saga Dawa Duchen - 26th May 2021 Chokhor Duchen - 14th July 2021 Dorje Shugden Day - 24th August 2021 Lhabab Duchen - 27th October 2021 Gaden Ngamchoe or Tsongkhapa Day - 29th December 2021 I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
  • February 22, 2021 22:14
    Naseer asked: Hi My name is Naseer Ahmed 8th dec 1979. Life path 1 Im looking to add to my name slightly... change it too... Naseer Al Ahmed... Would this be more complimentary as far as for the business front... or would it not make any difference
    pastor answered: Hello Naseer, As per your question, your Life Path Number is 1. The Life Path Number according to the system of numerology used on our website is calculated using your date of birth. Therefore, a change in name will not affect your Life Path Number. Some of the other calculators on the same page do however use your name. One of the smaller calculators you may be interested in is the Achievement Number, but again, this only uses your date of birth for the calculation. You can find it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html You may also be interested in two of our other pages: Chinese Zodiac - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html Thank you for your question. I hope this helps.
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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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
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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