Devadatta dan Menyalahkan Orang Lain (Bahasa Indonesia)

Feb 22, 2022 | Views: 100

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(Oleh Tsem Rinpoche)

Ketika seseorang menginginkan sesuatu dari anda, dan mereka tidak mendapatkannya, mereka marah. Mereka tidak pernah berpikir untuk berusaha mendapatkan apa yang mereka inginkan. Mereka ingin anda memberikan apa yang mereka inginkan atau anda yang berusaha untuk mereka. Ketika mereka meminta dan anda tidak memberikan, mereka dengan segera menjadi musuh anda. Mereka pergi, menciptakan perpecahan, menghasut orang lain melawan anda. Mereka marah pada diri sendiri tetapi tidak mau menyalahkan diri, jadi mereka menyalahkan anda. Mereka tidak terbiasa menerima kesalahan. Mereka tidak biasa bertanggung jawab jadi mereka tidak bisa mulai melakukan hal ini sekarang. Kebiasaan sejak kecil dimana keinginan mereka ‘dipenuhi’ ketika merengek atau bertingkah membuat mereka seperti ini, tetapi kebiasaan ini tidak berguna sebagai orang dewasa yang bekerja dengan orang bertanggung jawab dan memiliki sistem penilaian yang berbeda. Anda mendapatkan hasil dari usaha sendiri.

Mereka mungkin lalu berkata kasar dan marah pada anda. Lucunya, pada awalnya mereka mendapatkan simpati karena mereka sangat pandai dalam membalikkan fakta agar mereka terlihat seperti korban, tetapi pada akhirnya orang-orang akan melihat siapa mereka, bagaimana mereka berlaku, apa motivasi mereka, dan orang-orang ini akan bertanya, “Apakah benar keadaannya seburuk itu?” “Apa yang benar-benar buruk?” “Apa yang mereka inginkan dari semua ini?” Dan kemungkinan besar dari proses dipertanyakan ini, mereka kehilangan rasa hormat dari orang-orang yang telah bersama mereka bertahun-tahun. Anda tidak bisa terus menerus merasa tidak senang dan menyalahkan orang lain dan berharap semua orang akan setuju selamanya.

Marah itu adalah pilihan. Solusi terbaik dan termudah dari orang-orang ini sekarang dan bahkan pada zaman Devadatta adalah minta maaf. Minta maaf karena mereka kurang berusaha, kemudian menghadapi rasa tidak percaya diri dan takut dan kemudian kembali bekerja untuk mendapatkan apa yang mereka mau. Apakah itu untuk mendapatkan ketenaran, cinta, peduli, uang, tujuan, kasih, sukses, dan sebagainya. Anda tidak akan mendapatkan apa yang anda mau dengan berkata kasar atau mengamuk pada orang yang anda persepsikan sebagai ‘musuh’ seumur hidup. Tidak ada yang dapat menghancurkan hidup anda kecuali anda sendiri. Rahasianya adalah kembali, membayar kesalahan anda dan bekerja dengan orang-orang yang dapat membantu anda mendapatkan apa yang anda mau atau melakukannya sendiri. Dengan kata lain, bila Devadatta ingin menjadi pemimpin Sangha, bukannya memelihara rasa malas, licik dan tidak berharga, tetapi membuat dirinya pantas dan kemudian memohon kepada sang Buddha lagi. Bila ia memilih untuk tidak melakukannya, maka tinggalkan sang Buddha dengan diam dan sadari bahwa ia telah kehilangan kesempatan untuk mendapatkan keinginannya. Ia tidak perlu menciptakan perpecahan antara sang Buddha dan anggota Sangha untuk menutupi egonya yang terluka dan kesalahannya yang terungkap. Dia sendiri yang menyebabkan apa yang kemudian terjadi padanya.

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Orang seperti ini bisa menyalahkan anda dan menuduh anda menghancurkan hidup mereka, dan mereka juga bisa berkata bahwa anda menyebabkan mereka bermimpi buruk. Mungkin kedengarannya lucu. Mereka marah karena anda sangat ‘menyakiti’ mereka. Mereka punya uang, pendidikan, kesehatan, kesempatan dan modal untuk bangkit kembali, jadi seharusnya mereka keluar dan mencapai keberhasilan!! Berhenti menyalahkan satu tempat yang tidak memberikan keinginan mereka, tetapi dapatkan kesuksesan dengan usaha sendiri di tempat lain. Sederhananya, bila mereka memang bisa, lihatlah apa yang bisa mereka hasilkan di kemudian hari. Semua orang dalam hidup kita bisa menyaksikan keberhasilan apa yang kita capai termasuk hati nurani kita. Bila anda bertanya kepada orang-orang ini atau mendengarkan bagaimana mereka disakiti, anda akan terkejut. Karena penyebab sakit hati mereka sangatlah kecil dan sebetulnya hanya ada di pikiran mereka. Tetapi mereka ingin anda bertanggung jawab. Menunduk pada mereka. Mengatakan mereka benar. Dan bahkan bila mereka benar, tetap saja mereka tetap harus bekerja untuk mendapatkan apa yang mereka inginkan.

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Kerja, berusaha, berbicara, bersahabat, memiliki substansi, memiliki harga diri adalah apa yang membuat kita berhasil. Tetapi bila kita tidak mendukung kemarahan mereka, mereka akan menjaga jarak dan memutuskan hubungan dengan segera. Mereka akan berbalik melawan anda dan mereka akan berkata bahwa anda tidak mengerti rasa sakit yang mereka alami padahal, mereka tahu kalau anda melihat ada yang salah dengan alasan yang mereka paparkan karena rasa marah yang amat sangat. Mereka bersembunyi dalam diri dan mencari cara dan jalan untuk membalas dendam atau hanya meratapi diri dan mengalami kemerosotan. Tetapi sayangnya, mereka tidak akan mencapai tujuan mereka dengan cara ini. Lebih cepat mereka menyadarinya, lebih baik, dengan asumsi mereka memiliki tujuan dan tahu cara mendapatkannya.

Dalam kasus Devadatta, bukannya menggunakan berbagai taktik licik untuk mencapai tujuannya, seharusnya ia menelan egonya dan kembali pada sang Buddha. Setidaknya ia tahu bahwa sang Buddha menyediakan tempat untuk memungkinkan dan mendukung perubahan. Masalah Devadatta adalah ego yang berubah jadi amarah dan bukannya sang Buddha berbicara tanpa basa-basi dengannya. Devadatta tidak jahat dari sananya, tetapi ia malas untuk merubah sikapnya seperti kebanyakan orang. Saya yakin sang Buddha akan menerima Devadatta kembali karena sang Buddha sangat pengasih, tetapi mungkin beliau akan memberikan latihan intensif agar Devadatta berubah. Tetapi dengan tidak kembali, keadaan Devadatta semakin merosot sampai tidak bisa diperbaiki lagi. Seharusnya teman-teman Devadatta membantunya kembali pada sang Buddha.

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Dalam kasus Devadatta, bukannya menggunakan berbagai taktik licik untuk mencapai tujuannya, seharusnya ia menelan egonya dan kembali pada sang Buddha.

Orang yang sangat sukses tidak akan marah karena hal-hal yang mereka tahu bisa diperbaiki. Mereka marah pada diri mereka tetapi kemudian berusaha untuk memperbaiki keadaan. Kuncinya adalah mereka melakukan sesuatu yang positif untuk mencapai tujuan mereka. Orang yang tumbuh besar tanpa kesuksesan yang merupakan hasil usaha sendiri suka menyalahkan orang lain. Karena seperti anak manja, ketika sesuatu tidak berjalan sesuai rencana, mereka menangis pada orang tua mereka dan bertingkah. Mereka terbiasa mengamuk dan kemudian ada orang yang datang untuk ‘menyelesaikan’ masalah, atau memberikan apa yang mereka inginkan secara cuma-cuma. Sebagai orang dewasa yang tidak lagi di bawah perlindungan orang tua yang memanjakan, kita harus belajar bahwa dunia tidak seperti itu. Bila kita tidak mau belajar, maka kita kembali ke zona aman kita. Zona aman ini bisa berupa pacar, suami/istri, gaya hidup atau bahkan orang tua.

Orang-orang seperti ini akan selalu menyalahkan orang lain dan berhenti di sana. Mereka tidak melakukan apa-apa untuk memperbaiki keadaan. Menyalahkan orang lain dan mengeluhkan penderitaan mereka karena kesalahan ini. Ya mungkin saja pihak lain yang salah dan bukan seluruhnya kesalahanmu, tetapi anda tetap harus maju, bekerja dan bekerja lebih keras untuk mencapai apa yang anda inginkan. Karena ini adalah kesalahan pihak lain. Ok. Tapi kemudian anda harus maju dan berhasil tanpa dukungan orang lain. Buktikanlah. Bila tidak bisa membuktikan, maka diamlah. Anda telah kehilangan kesempatan. Bila ingin menyelamatkan diri, maka telanlah ego anda dan kembali ke tempat yang anda tinggalkan dengan kutukan. Semua orang memiliki kesempatan dalam hidup. Tetapi tergantung anda sendiri apakah anda menggunakan kesempatan ini atau tidak. Mengeluh itu tidak apa ketika anda melakukan dan menghasilkan sesuatu setelahnya, bila tidak siapa yang suka mendengar rekaman rusak. Rekaman rusak itu tetap saja rekaman rusak tidak peduli seberapa ‘benarnya’ anda.

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Pada video di bawah ini, anda bisa menyaksikan Devadatta telah tinggal di lingkungan Sangha sang Buddha selama puluhan tahun. Bahkan setelah berpuluh tahun, ia masih belum berubah dan ingin kehormatan dan kekuasaan instan. Ia ingin menguasai Sangha, bertanggung jawab atas mereka tanpa membuktikan dirinya mampu. Dia ingin sang Buddha untuk memberikan kekuasaan ini kepadanya. Sudah jelas dari pernyataan sang Buddha bahwa beliau tidak akan memberikan kekuasaan ini pada ‘seonggok ludah’, yang berarti Devadatta tidak pernah berubah. Dia memang mengadopsi gaya hidup sangha tetapi ia tidak pernah berubah. Jelas Buddha maha tahu dan mengetahui bahwa ego Devadatta yang besar dan motivasinya yang salah.

Sang Buddha bisa saja menolak Devadatta dengan ‘halus’, tetapi sang Buddha pasti telah menggunakan cara halus selama berpuluh-puluh tahun di masa lalu dan cara ini tidak menolong Devadatta. Jadi sang Buddha menggunakan cara langsung karena waktunya semakin singkat. Dan juga kita tidak tahu masalah apa yang telah disebabkan Devadatta, dan kegagalannya sampai pada titik ia meminta tonggak kepemimpinan Sangha. Intinya, menolak dengan halus atau tidak halus bukanlah masalah sebenarnya. Ditolak secara halus tidak akan bermanfaat bagi Devadatta karena bukannya berlatih, ia memelihara rencana/ambisi negatif. Ia akan berbahaya dalam jangka pendek dan panjang. Mungkin sang Buddha harus mengambil tindakan untuk menghentikan celaka kepada anggota Sangha dalam jangka panjang. Ya sang Buddha maha tahu dan memiliki alasan untuk berterus terang kepada Devadatta. Bila sang Buddha telah bertindak untuk memberi manfaat bagi orang lain di masa lalu, mengapa beliau ingin mencelakakan Devadatta sekarang? Bila melihat tindakan terdahulu sang Buddha, hal ini tidak masuk akal.

 

Profesor Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Berbicara Mengenai Devadatta (Versi singkat)

 

Memang ada orang yang memiliki maksud tertentu yang ketika tidak tercapai, mereka menyalahkan orang lain. Memang ada orang yang tidak tahu berterima kasih. Setelah berpuluh tahun Bersama sang Buddha dan menerima banyak ajaran/manfaat, apakah pantas bagi Devadatta untuk berbalik melawan sang Buddha hanya karena satu alasan? Mengapa ia lupa semua kebaikan sang Buddha dan hanya ingat hal yang ‘tidak enak’ saja? Bagi Devadatta untuk berada diantara murid sang Buddha selama berpuluh tahun, artinya ada hal besar yang telah terjadi, dan Devadatta telah menerima banyak manfaat kalau tidak, ia tidak akan tinggal selama itu. Hal ini sangat tidak masuk akal.

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Sang Buddha memimpin puluhan ribu Sangha dan memiliki kasih dan keahlian luar biasa.

Untuk mencemarkan nama sang Buddha karena satu alasan, berapa banyak orang yang dicelakakan karena Devadatta melakukan hal ini? Bisakah Devadatta memikirkan orang lain selain dirinya sendiri sekali ini? Sang Buddha memimpin puluhan ribu Sangha, dan kita tahu sang Buddha memiliki kasih dan keahlian luar biasa, jadi kita tidak perlu mempertanyakan metode sang Buddha berdasarkan hasil-Nya. Bacalah 108 jilid ajaran verbal sang Buddha (Kangyur) dan perhatikan metode yang diajarkan sang Buddha untuk memerangi 84.000 delusi untuk kita. Semua ini tidak berasal dari pikiran biasa. Bila kita mulai mempertanyakan motivasi sang Buddha maka kita mempertanyakan kondisi tercerahkan atau pencapaian seorang Buddha dan apa yang bisa kita capai. Tidak mungkin sang Buddha tidak berpencapaian. Tidak mungkin dari puluhan ribu orang yang mengikuti ajaran sang Buddha, tidak ada yang mencapai pencerahan bila dilihat dari biografi, tindakan, karya tulis dan murid-muridnya. Mungkinkah Shariputra, Maugdalaya, Angulimala, Ananda, Nagarjuna, Shantideva, Bhaveiveka, Tantipa, Padmasambhava, Naropa, Tilopa, Atisha, Candrakirti, Asanga, Tsongkhapa, Chandragomin, Dharmakirti, Serlingpa, Kedrup Je, Panchen Sonam Drakpa, Birwapa, Ensapa, Changkya Rolpay Dorje, Dilgo Kyentse Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, Pabongka Rinpoche dan guru kita tidak memiliki pencapaian atau tidak tercerahkan dalam beberapa kasus? Bila seperti itu, kita harus menanyakan motivasi, tindakan, arahan dan pencapaian setiap guru setiap kali. Wah, semua ini akan memakan banyak waktu dan kita tidak punya ruang untuk berlatih.

Tapi apakah ini berarti, tidak ada guru, yang merupakan orang biasa, berbuat salah? Tentu saja hal ini tidak benar. Guru biasa membuat kesalahan biasa. Begitu juga dengan orang tua yang kita cintai. Begitu juga dengan saudara, pasangan, anak dan sahabat kita. Lalu bagaimana? Apakah ketika mereka berbuat salah, kita lalu menjadi musuh? Bila kita menjadi musuh semua orang yang pernah berbuat salah dalam hidup kita, maka kita tidak akan punya keluarga atau pasangan. Bagaimana mungkin kita mengeluh mengenai pasangan, sahabat, orang tua berulang kali tetapi tidak menjadi musuh mereka? Karena kita memerlukan mereka? Perlu menggunakan mereka? Begitu juga dengan orang-orang dalam hidup kita. Mengapa guru yang mengajar hal terbaik berbeda dengan orang-orang yang telah bermanfaat bagi kita? Apakah guru itu lebih mudah ditinggalkan? Jadi apa yang harus kita lakukan mengenai kesalahan biasa? Seperti praktisi lainnya, kita bertanggung jawab untuk memberi tahu guru kita dengan hati yang tulus dan penuh kasih. Dengan lembut kita menunjukkan jalan alternatif sebagai rasa syukur terhadap guru kita. Kita menjelaskan berdasarkan rasa cinta kasih, sabar, dan peduli.

Dengan tidak melawan atau menciptakan perpecahan dan celaka. Kita bisa meminta pendapat murid lain. Bila mayoritas murid merasa guru kita benar, mundurlah selangkah untuk berpikir dengan seksama. Mungkin mereka benar, mungkin tidak, tetapi metode kita tidak diperlukan. Bila mayoritas orang melihat seperti ini, mungkin penglihatan mereka lebih jernih daripada kita saat ini. Bila tidak, buat apa melakukan voting? Poinnya adalah, karena seorang guru harus mencintai dan menunjukkan cinta kasih, seorang murid juga harus berlaku sama. Seseorang tidak bisa bersembunyi dibalik identitas murid untuk waktu yang lama dan hanya berharap untuk menerima dan menerima lebih. Timbal balik itu penting dalam hubungan manapun. Seorang murid harus menunjukan cinta, peduli, murah hati, keberhasilan, kemajuan, kesabaran terhadap gurunya. Maka ini adalah hubungan yang bermanfaat bagi kedua belah pihak.

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Mintalah pada orang yang sekarang menjadi musuh kita rasa peduli, cinta dan kesempatan kedua. Jangan pedulikan ego. Ego bukanlah sahabat kita…

Kisah sang Buddha dan Devadatta bermanfaat bagi kita hari ini dan mungkin kita menghadapi situasi yang mirip dalam hidup kita. Sang Buddha bahkan memberi manfaat bagi kita di ruang dan waktu yang berbeda melalui kisah ini.

Bukannya berpikir lebih dalam mengenai nasihat sang Buddha dan merubah pikiran dengan seketika, merendahkan diri dan menerima nasihat sang Guru (Buddha), Devadatta menunjukkan kemarahan. Karena egonya yang sangat besar tersakiti. Dia menjadi sangat marah. Ia menyalahkan sang Buddha karena ia tidak mendapatkan kuasa dan ketenaran yang menjadi milik pemimpin Sangha. Ia tidak peduli mengenai beban sang Buddha, ia hanya ingin mendapatkan kuasa atau tujuan tidak baik lainnya. Seorang pemimpin sangha harus memberikan contoh yang baik, rendah hati, terpelajar dan baik hati. Sudah jelas ia tidak memiliki kualitas ini. Ia menggunakan usia sang Buddha sebagai alasan untuk mengambil alih kuasa, tetapi ia tidak peduli dengan sang Buddha sama sekali. Dia menginginkan kuasa. Dan Sang Buddha tidak memberikan kuasa dan ketenaran yang diinginkannya. Jadi semua kebaikan yang diterima dari sang Buddha selama puluhan tahun dilupakan.

Hanya tindakan Buddha yang ‘tidak baik’ yang diingat dan menjadi fokus. Tiba-tiba saja sang Buddha tidak pernah berbuat baik padanya!! Semua yang baik dilupakan agar sesuai dengan maksud Devadatta. Menurutnya sang Buddha sangat ‘jahat’ dan ia mencoba menciptakan perpecahan diantara Sangha. Ia ingin menutupi maksud sebenarnya dengan memfitnah sang Buddha. Memfitnah reputasi sang Buddha dengan mengatakan beliau lalai. .. Wow lalai, beliau sudah menjadi seorang Buddha!! Dan sang Buddha bisa lalai? Mengapa Devadatta ingin menjadi anggota Sangha atau memegang kendali, atau menjadi pemimpin Sangha, bila sang Buddha bisa lalai? Intinya, menjadi anggota Sangha itu untuk menjadi Buddha. Bila sang Buddha bisa lalai, buat apa menjadi anggota Sangha? Tidak usah menjadi anggota sangha. Beberapa anggota Sangha yang tidak setia dan bertelinga tipis termakan ucapan Devadatta dan meninggalkan sang Buddha, tetapi kemudian mereka diyakinkan untuk kembali. Bayangkan? Diyakinkan untuk kembali pada sang Buddha. Seperti sang Buddha jahat dan mereka harus diyakinkan. Wow. Orang bertelinga tipis itu aneh.

Devadatta mencoba membunuh sang Buddha

Devadatta mencoba membunuh sang Buddha

Ada orang-orang pada zaman sang Buddha dan bahkan sekarang di setiap organisasi Dharma atau organisasi manapun yang suka memecah belah. Mereka tidak pernah berteriak, kasar atau jelas-jelas berusaha menimbulkan perpecahan. Mereka berkata bahwa mereka suka lingkungan yang tenang, tetapi kenyataannya tidak ada yang tenang mengenai pikiran mereka karena bukannya berbicara langsung dengan baik-baik, mereka menjatuhkan satu kata di sini dan di sana dan tidak pernah dalam sebuah pertemuan atau kelompok besar. Mereka menimbulkan pikiran perpecahan dengan senyuman, pada saat ngopi atau dibarengi dengan hadiah (saya memiliki pengalaman seperti ini dari orang-orang yang sering menjelek-jelekan guru/ pemimpin), dengan suara lembut.

Berhati-hatilah! Gejolak yang mereka ciptakan di pikiran kita hanya akan menyebabkan ketidak-bahagiaan, sangat jauh dari tingkah laku mereka yang tenang saat menyampaikan perpecahan ini. Orang-orang seperti ini mudah dikenali. Mereka jarang memberikan opini kuat dalam pertemuan, bahkan cenderung diam karena banyak yang menyaksikan, dan takut ketahuan. Mereka tidak pernah meninggikan suara karena mereka tidak pernah benar-benar tertarik tentang apapun, seperti yang dibuktikan dari tidak adanya hasil yang dicapai sendiri dalam hidup mereka sampai saat ini. Bila mereka bisa berhasil dengan kemampuan diri, mengapa mereka tidak melakukannya? Meninggikan suara itu bukannya tata krama yang baik, tetapi saya lebih suka orang yang bersuara keras dan berbicara langsung daripada orang yang diam dan suka berbisik di belakang orang lain.

Devadatta mencoba membunuh sang Buddha dengan menggunakan gajah mabuk.

Devadatta mencoba membunuh sang Buddha dengan menggunakan gajah mabuk.

Orang ini selalu menarik orang lain ke samping dan ‘berbicara’. Mereka selalu berbicara dengan cara tertentu. Mereka tidak mengatakan secara langsung apa yang ingin mereka tanamkan dalam pikiranmu, tetapi mereka menanyakan pertanyaan untuk ‘membantumu berpikir’ ke arah tujuan perpecahan mereka. Mereka akan membantumu sampai pada kesimpulan yang mereka inginkan. Sebenarnya, mereka hampir selalu tidak bahagia karena efek karma dari menyebabkan perpecahan. Seharusnya mereka segera berubah. Terkadang, mereka menggunakan orang lain untuk berbicara mewakili mereka karena mereka tidak mau terlihat jelek atau terperangkap dalam situasi kehilangan muka. Mengapa? Karena ini bukan mengenai kamu atau bagaimana mereka memberikan manfaat kepadamu, tetapi bagaimana mereka terlihat baik. Terlihat baik lebih penting bagi mereka dibandingkan dengan kesejahteraan organisasi, anggotanya dan dirimu. Anda hanyalah sebuah alat yang digunakan untuk mendapatkan apa yang mereka inginkan. Saya yakin anda telah berpapasan dengan banyak orang seperti ini. Bagaimana menghadapi mereka? Seperti menghadapi orang lain, kita menunjukkan kesabaran, cinta kasih, kepedulian dan hadiah. Bila semua ini tidak efektif setelah beberapa waktu dan mereka tetap mencelakakan, maka anda bisa berbicara dengan mereka, dengan ribuan kilo kasih, secara langsung karena cara tidak langsung tidak bermanfaat bagi mereka.

Gajah mabuk bersujud pada sang Buddha

Ketika Devadatta berencana MEMBUNUH sang Buddha melalui perpecahan dengan memisahkan anggota Sangha dengan mengatakan sang Buddha lalai tidak efektif, ia menjadi fokus dan lebih marah lagi. Ia menyalahkan kegagalannya pada sang Buddha. Ia merasa bahwa kemarahannya wajar sebab karena sang Buddha, ia tidak bisa mendapatkan kekuasaan dan ketenaran. Inilah apa yang ia katakan pada pendukungnya yang berpikiran sama. Apapun yang dilakukan atau tidak dilakukan sang Buddha untuk Devadatta, tidak membuatnya pantas untuk menjelek-jelekan sang Buddha walaupun tidak berhasil, dan kemudian berusaha membunuh sang Buddha. Luar biasa. Dan juga ketika kita tidak mendukung Devadatta dan semua Devadatta dalam hidup kita, mereka tidak memiliki kekuatan untuk melakukan sesuatu yang mencelakakan dan konyol. Mereka membutuhkan dukungan agar bisa menutupi maksud mereka yang sebenarnya. Devadatta harus mengunjungi sang Buddha, minta maaf, menelan egonya yang besar dan berubah. Selesai.

Maksud saya, berapa kali orang tua kita memarahi kita ketika kita bertingkah laku buruk, bahkan di hadapan umum? Kita bisa memilih untuk melawan mereka atau menyadari berapa banyak manfaat yang kita terima dari mereka, dan ini juga merupakan salah satu metode mereka juga. Kita mengalah pada orang tua kita dengan merenungkan kebaikan mereka pada kita. Kenyataannya, guru kita bahkan lebih baik karena mereka mengajarkan jalan untuk menghentikan semua penderitaan dan kita bisa menerapkan ini pada semua orang yang telah berbuat baik pada kita. Benar-benar cara yang mengagumkan untuk hidup. Untuk membawa cara Dharma yang mengagumkan kepada banyak orang karena kita bersabar dalam belajar dan menerapkannya. Yang terbaik adalah, kita mengalahkan musuh yang sebenarnya (ego yang mementingkan diri) dengan menguasai Dharma. Kita bisa menjadi kendaraan untuk membawa Dharma kepada orang lain.

Bila kita menerima omelan orang tua kita, karena kita mengerti akan maksud baik mereka, mengapa kita tidak bisa melakukan hal yang sama kepada guru yang mengambil alih peran ini dalam skala yang jauh lebih besar. Apakah seorang guru memarahi? Ya. Saya pernah dimarahi, tetapi saya tidak pernah melawan guru saya. Mengapa seorang guru memarahi? Bagi guru yang berpencapaian, memarahi seseorang itu mempurifikasi karma orang itu. Bagi guru biasa, karena kasih dan kepeduliannya yang besar untukmu yang mengulang kebiasaan berbahaya. Mereka khawatir untukmu dan kekhawatiran ini dimanifestasikan dengan cara tersebut. Saya yakin guru kita telah berbicara dengan kita dengan lembut berulang kali sebelum memilih cara memarahi.

Sang Buddha dan pemanah yang berusaha membunuhnya

Sang Buddha dan pemanah yang berusaha membunuhnya

Devadatta kemudian mencoba untuk membawa 16 pemanah untuk membunuh sang Buddha. Kemarahannya sangat besar. Sang Buddha mengajarkan Dharma kepada para pemanah ini dan mereka meninggalkan tujuannya. Kemudian, Devadatta mencoba untuk menggulingkan batu dan akhirnya mencoba untuk menggunakan gajah mabuk untuk menginjak sang Buddha. Gajah tersebut datang ke hadapan sang Buddha dan amukan dan rasa mabuk yang dipicu oleh Devadatta mereda. Karma Devadatta sangatlah berat. Ia melakukan kejahatan keji yang akan langsung dirasakan akibatnya tanpa intervensi kelahiran kembali. Artinya, setelah meninggal ia langsung terlahir kembali di Avici (tanpa akhir).

Yang termasuk dalam kejahatan keji adalah:

  • Membunuh ayah sendiri
  • Membunuh ibu sendiri
  • Membunuh arhat
  • Mengambil darah dari sang Buddha (mencelakakan)
  • Menciptakan perpecahan dalam Sangha

Karena tanpa Sangha, Dharma tidak akan bertahan. Tanpa adanya Dharma, banyak yang tidak akan bertemu Dharma dan tetap menderita. Jadi semua penderitaan makhluk yang tidak bisa mengenal Dharma diatribusikan pada orang yang menciptakan perpecahan. Seperti itu juga di wihara zaman modern ini, dengan menciptakan perpecahan, anda memisahkan penganut dan mungkin menyebabkan bubarnya organisasi Dharma tersebut. Dharma yang mereka miliki, bila bertahan, akan bermanfaat bagi banyak makhluk, tetapi karena anda, mereka tidak mendapatkan Dharma. Semua penderitaan yang bisa diubah karena mereka menerima Dharma sekarang akan datang pada si pemicu perpecahan. Karma akan kembali pada si pemicu perpecahan dalam bentuk selalu merasa ragu, tidak bisa mendapatkan ketenangan, mudah melupakan ajaran, selalu lebih negatif daripada positif. Aktivitas negatif yang menimbulkan karma negatif akan lebih menarik, tidak bisa mendapatkan pencapaian, terpisah dari orang-orang kepada siapa ia merasa terikat, dan kesepian. Pikiran untuk mencelakakan diri juga akan timbul. Karena perpecahan bertujuan untuk memisahkan, maka mereka juga akan dipisahkan. Tindakan mirip dengan hasilnya.

Devadatta ditelan bumi

Devadatta jatuh ke neraka Avici

Pada akhirnya, Devadatta jatuh ke neraka Avici seperti yang diceritakan di Sutta Dhammapadha yang suci. Pada akhir hidupnya sebelum ditelan bumi, Devadatta menyesali perbuatannya dan ia memuji sang Buddha sebagai pelindung yang sempurna. Walaupun begitu, ia masih harus hidup dalam kondisi karma yang diperbuatnya di Avici. Kita tidak bisa melarikan diri dari karma, jadi jangan menikmati, bersuka ria dan terus mengulangi tindakan negatif. Hentikan perbuatan ini. Minta maaf, tunjukkan penyesalan dan berbuatlah sebaliknya. Kita semua layak mendapatkan kesempatan kedua. Jadi mengapa kita menciptakan Avici di bumi untuk diri sendiri ketika ada cara lain?

Ketika kemarahan kita menguasai, dan kita tidak mau berbuat apa-apa untuk mengendalikannya, maka kita akan melihat semua hal dengan cara yang terdistorsi. Terdistorsi karena apapun yang kita lihat bukanlah realita, tetapi apa yang kita ‘anggap’ sebagai realita. Bagi Devadata, bahkan ketika Buddha yang sempurna dilihat sebagai orang biasa yang tidak Tercerahkan, yang ingin ia bunuh dan cemarkan namanya pada saat sang Buddha tidak memberikan apa yang diinginkannya. Kemarahan membuatnya melihat sang Buddha seperti musuh, yang sangat jauh dari kenyataannya. Seperti itu juga, kita bisa bersujud pada Manjushri dan percaya bahwa guru kita adalah emanasi Manjushri ketika kita diberi apa yang kita mau. Tetapi ketika guru kita mengatakan sesuatu yang tidak sesuai dengan kebiasaan dan keterikatan kita, Manjushri atau bukan, kita akan meremehkannya. Karena Manjushri adalah obyek sempurna untuk bersujud, dan dengan melakukan hal ini kita mengumpulkan banyak pahala, bukankah begitu juga bila kita meremehkannya? Kita akan mengumpulkan banyak karma negatif.

Bila selama bertahun-tahun, kita bisa percaya dan mengatakan pada seluruh dunia bahwa guru kita adalah emanasi dari sesuatu yang bersifat ilahi dan bahkan gurunya juga berkata seperti itu. Tetapi ketika kita tidak senang dengan bagaimana kita ‘diperlakukan’ atau apa yang dikatakan kepada kita, maka guru kita salah, ia tidak lagi suci atau ilahi. Kemarahan kita secara ‘resmi’ membuatnya tidak ilahi lagi. Kemarahan kita adalah obyek tersuci yang kita sembah. Bagaimana kebenaran dijabarkan kepada kita seharusnya tidak relevan bagi seseorang yang berpikiran dewasa dan ingin mencari cara untuk menjadi lebih baik. Kebenaran datang dengan berbagai cara. Dengarkanlah tanpa berfokus dengan bagaimana cara kebenaran tersebut disampaikan. Tidak semua hal disampaikan dengan piring perak. Kita melakukan segala cara untuk meluapkan kemarahan kita terhadap semua hal yang melawan di jalan kita karena kita tidak diberikan apa yang kita mau dan kebenaran dipaparkan di hadapan kita. Guru kita atau Manjushri tidak menjadi tidak suci atau tidak patut dihormati hanya karena ia mengatakan yang sebenarnya (yang tidak ingin anda dengar), seharusnya anda lebih menghormatinya karena ia berani mengatakan kebenaran. Itu adalah teman sebenarnya. Mungkin anda tidak menyukai kebenaran saat ini. Mungkin anda tidak menyukai cara kebenaran ini disampaikan. Akan tetapi kebenaran tersebut telah disampaikan dan anda bisa memutuskan apa yang akan anda perbuat dengan informasi ini karena ketika waktunya tiba, anda harus menghadapi kebenaran yang disampaikan gurumu. Anda harus menghadapi kebenaran, dan mudah-mudahan semuanya belum terlambat dan egomu belum menelan semua kesempatan terakhirmu.

Seorang biksu hanya suci dan hebat sebelum beliau mulai mengajarimu Dharma yang sebenarnya ~ Tsem Rinpoche

Menyaksikan pidato ini sangatlah menyentuh dan memberikan banyak hal bagi saya untuk direnungkan. Saya belajar dan senang bisa belajar. Saya bisa melihat bagaimana kisah Devadatta mengingatkan saya pada banyak kejadian yang saya saksikan di masa lalu. Pada akhirnya, rasa sakit membuat kita lebih kuat. Melarikan diri dari kebenaran hanya akan melemahkan kita. Mengapa menyalahkan orang lain? Ini adalah samsara. Siapa yang menjanjikan taman bunga mawar ketika anda terlahir kembali? Saya menganjurkan anda menyaksikan video 10 menit yang saya sediakan di bawah. Dan bila anda punya waktu, saksikan pidato secara keseluruhan. Saya telah mengikutsertakan bagian tentang Devadatta dan juga pidato secara keseluruhan.

Profesor Lopez adalah pembicara yang handal dan menarik perhatian kita. Saya berterima kasih dan semoga ia terus membawa Dharma kepada banyak orang dan diberkati dengan umur panjang.

Tsem Rinpoche
 

Profesor Donald S. Lopez, Jr. Berkisah Mengenai Sang Buddha (Versi Lengkap)

Or view the video on YouTube at:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tB4dGmskk7M
 

 

Tentang Profesor Donald S. Lopez, Jr.

Donald S. Lopez, Jr. adalah Profesor terkemuka dari Arthur E. Link dan berspesialisasi dalam bidang Buddhisme dan Tibet di University of Michigan. Ia menyelesaikan studinya di University of Virginia, menerima gelar Doktor dalam bidang keagamaan pada tahun 1982. Setelah mengajar di Middlebury College, ia bergabung dengan University of Michigan pada tahun 1989. Ia adalah penulis dan/atau penyunting dari lebih 20 buku mengenai Buddhisme.

 

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  • Saras
    Monday, May 23. 2022 03:00 PM
    Thanks you for the incredible tales of Ji Gong, I truly enjoyed knowing the actual monk in picture. Ji Gong symbolised hope and kindness of dharma to the poor and underprivileged, the spirit of Ji Gong will continue to survive through time because nothing could destroy that.

    I had fascinated watching a number of movies that had related Ji Gong kindness, compassion and his skillful actions that had such a large influence in the world and that until today.

    https://bit.ly/3lx8qyX
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:35 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for showing me the beauty of Buddhism which had me changed to be a better person. Learning and practicing this beautiful Tibetan Buddhism is simply amazing for me. Even though I started late yet no regrets and had not stop , going all the way learning bit by bit , more and more knowledge reading most of the blogs. There is always a reason behind it . With folded hands thanks again for bringing Dharma to us. Buddhism is such a wonderful religion indeed. Nor matter what i will never give up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/karma-relaxes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden was one of their main protector practices and considered an emanation of Avalokiteshvara, the Buddha of Compassion. There has been an unbroken tradition of the practice of Dorje Shugden as an enlightened protector since early 1700 till now. We are fortunate we learn, practice of purifying, pacifying and removing obstacles and illnesses. All thanks to our Lama Tsem Rinpoche, bringing the practice to Malaysia. Dorje Shugden had been propitiated by Sakya lineage 18th centuries ago. Dorje Shugden has been viewed as an Enlightened Protector. Evidence from the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission.
    comes from none other than the Sakya throne holders themselves, who are the holders of the Sakya tradition’s most precious Tantric transmission. The Sakya lineage holders are considered to be emanations of Avalokiteshvara and Manjushri, and their family lineage is regarded as divine. They had propitiated Dorje Shugden as a fully enlightened being and composed a praise to him. This prayer has since achieved prominence and is still widely used today.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing as it is marvelous to read that the supreme Dharmapala, Dorje Shugden is none sectarian. As confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen (1871 – 1935) who wrote,
    The Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden Tsel definitively is Avalokiteshvara.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, May 23. 2022 02:29 PM
    Beautiful White Tara paintings by a very talented artist indeed . Love those paintings , merely looking at it is a blessing. Each of those paintings has it unique way which tells us a thousand words. White Tara is associated with maternal compassion and healing. In many representations, she has eyes in the palms of her hands and on the soles of her feet, as well as in the center of her forehead, representing her power to see those who are suffering and offer her aid.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing and explaining all about it for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/spectacular-white-tara.html
  • Saras
    Thursday, May 19. 2022 02:38 PM
    It is quite sad to know the condition of our Earth. Pollution essentially affects the quality of human life than one can imagine. The resources earth provides us are limited. They are blessings which we do not count.

    All these are mainly caused by human activities which harm the environment. It works in mysterious ways, sometimes which cannot be seen by the naked eye. Human has become selfish and is utilizing the earth’s resources at a instant rapid rate to enjoy privileges however forgotten on the effect of it in long run.

    Earth is a privilege given to us by nature and it’s our responsibility to protect it . Our well
    being solely depends on this. We should create awareness and start taking action to help our mother nature instead of looking for another earth. However, this is soon going to be our reality if we do not save the earth now.

    https://bit.ly/3wpmvEW
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 10:59 PM
    Thank you for the unique interior design of Tao Restaurant in New York. I am very much fascinated to see the huge Buddha statue in this restaurant.

    The design idea is as such that able to bring versatile atmosphere to life. It also has a significant influence on customer experience because it includes planning the layout of the restaurant.

    Looking at the design itself very much suit to a Vegetarian Restaurant.

    https://bit.ly/3MqRkPe
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:52 PM
    Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche, also known as Chetul Sangye Dorje, is one of the few living disciples of the great master Khenpo Ngagchung . A great renowned realised Dzogchen yogis Master known for his great realization and strict disciplines. He lives a life as a wandering yogi meditating alone in caves for many years ,ceaselessly working to overturn samsara for all sentient beings. During his life Chatral Rinpoche was one of the most vocal opponents of meat eating in Tibetan Buddhism. He releases large amounts of fish from the Calcutta fish markets every year.Chatral Rinpoche even composed a song about this practise of saving lives. His amazing story and teachings had indeed inspired many especially the westerners. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/kyabje-chatral-sangye-dorjee-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:51 PM
    Samfoonheei on May 17, 2022 at 3:45 pm
    Revisit this incredible sharing of the history of Bhutan and the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. Bhutan a beautiful landlocked country have been long connected with Dorje Shugden ever since the days of 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu long and established tradition in Bhutan. Bhutan recognizes Buddhism as the state’s “spiritual heritage,” provides for freedom of religion, and bans discrimination based on religious belief. Buddhism was first introduced to Bhutan in the 7th century by Guru Padmasambhava. The Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal is considered to be the founder of modern day Bhutan. Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal was notable Drukpa Kagyu masters of this nation advocated the practice of the enlightened Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. These goes back to the time of the 3rd Drubwang Tenzin Zangpo from the incarnation lineage where he had authored part of an early propitiation text to Dorje Shugden. Followed by the 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu, from the reincarnation lineage of Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, also included extensive prayers to Dorje Shugden in his collected works. Interesting findings the Gyalwang Drukpas are considered to be emanations of Chenrezig, the Buddha of Compassion. All liturgies to Dorje Shugden can be found in the collected works of prominent high lamas whose incarnation lineages are deeply linked with the very fabric of Bhutan’s history. The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche Jetsun Jigme Norbu is highly attained and cannot be wrong about Dorje Shugden. The 4th Zhabdrung Jigme Norbu’s autobiography tells all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing. May more and more people know the truth the very truth and realised that Dorje Shugden is not evil but a very powerful dharma protector. The practice of Dorje Shugden is indeed very beneficial which had been practiced centuries ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-4th-zhabdrung-rinpoche-of-bhutan-and-dorje-shugden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 17. 2022 03:40 PM
    Great reading this post by Martin Desai of Huffington Post that brought out the truth of the illegal ban to the world. Huffpost an American news aggregator and blog, with localized and international editions, publishing a fair and logical article on the religious discrimination issue. It’s the Dorje Shugden controversy that’s have been going on along long time ago. For over more than 20 years Dorje Shugden people had been suffering from discrimination and segregation for their practice. Thank you Martin Desai for high lighting this injustice issue and sharing it is to the world. Thank you Huffington Post for publishing. Those who practice Dorje Shugden are being denied of service from hospitals and clinics. Some even are not allowed to work in government sectors. There’s more proof to support that it has happened like checking into hotel as in this post . Reading this article will tell all.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/huffington-post-when-machiavelli-dons-tibetan-robes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:34 PM
    Prof. Lokesh Chandra is a well known scholar of the Vedic period, Buddhism and the Indian arts. Amazingly he has he published 576 books and 286 articles just between 1942 and 2004. He has also held many official government positions as well. Wow he has travelled widely all over Europe, Asia and Russia. He has studied many multi languages as such English, Hindi, Sanskrit, Bengali, Pali, Old Persian, Japanese, Chinese, Tibetan, Malayalam, Mongolian, Indonesian, Greek, Latin, German, French, Tamil, Old Javanese, Russian, Avesta, and even Old Persian. Truly genius talented scholar of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Joy for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/books-poetry/professor-lokesh-chandra-indias-great-scholar.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:31 PM
    GREAT NEWS…..Jewish priests are promoting vegetarianism to their followers . Most modern-day Jews are not vegetarian. Following a vegetarian diet are varied but include health benefits, such as reducing life threading diseases such as heart disease, diabetes and some cancers disease. Vegetarians appear to have lower low-density lipoprotein cholesterol levels, lower blood pressure and lower rates of hypertension and type 2 diabetes . That’s very true. By not eating meat one helps to discourage the cruel treatment of animals such as cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals on factory farms for consumption. One also helps to improve the environment, insofar as factory farms are major sources of water and air pollution, including gasses that contribute to global warming. By not eating meat one helps oneself, since a vegetarian diet is far healthier for humans than a diet based on meat. Jewish Vegetarian Society and others did the right approach to values of compassion for animals, protection of the environment, and concern for health reasons and spiritual well-being.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing on behalf of those animals who cannot speak for themselves.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/rabbis-urge-jews-to-go-vegan-in-global-campaign.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, May 12. 2022 01:29 PM
    John Shelby Spong an American bishop of the Episcopal Church. A liberal Christian theologian, religion commentator, and author, spoke bravely of what he thought of the Christian belief away from theism and traditional doctrines. To some Christians, Bishop John Shelby Spong was a heretic. Entrusted with defending the faith, he dismissed notions of the resurrection of Jesus that have been foundations of Christianity for centuries. Bishop Spong came to believe that insistence on an inerrant, literal view of the Bible obscures truth and destroys faith. He was an outspoken leader who believed that faith and worship should be open to marginalised groups. He sermonize a powerful message of love and justice that would resonate in an increasingly secular age. He gain international fame while writing more than two dozen books, appearing on TV shows as well. He was the recipient of three honorary awards to date before his passing. Interesting read .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/bishop-john-spong-on-religion-and-god-very-interesting.html
  • Saras
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:39 PM
    Thank you for sharing the wonderful experience of making the wealth vase and the wealth box. A Wealth Box represents the divine abode of the wealth deities.

    It is quite a task to complete this as it requires a lot of effort and energy to input into the various collection of materials to complete the wealth vase and the wealth box.

    I had a lot information about this beneficial ritual which generates the energy to acquire resources for the proliferation of Dharma.

    https://bit.ly/3ssVrST
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:23 PM
    Very exciting news! H E kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s incarnation is back. This young incarnation pay a visit to Trode Khangsar Chapel and makes offerings of gold to Djorje Shugden. This 350-year-old Trode Khangsar chapel was built and dedicated to Dorje Shugden the Powerful Dharma Protector. Offering gold to sacred images is a very traditional Tibetan method of paying homage to holy images. Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s previous lives were great masters, scholars and practitioners of Dorje Shugden. He held on strongly to his faith, devotion and respect for the Dorje Shugden. It is indeed inspiring to read and know that great masters are coming back. It brings so much hope and deepens faith that these Tulkus are back, life after life. As claimed by the Tibetan leadership that anyone practicing Dorje Shugden one will take rebirth into the lower realms. That’s wrongly says . Interesting post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/incarnation-of-kyabje-dagom-rinpoche-makes-offerings-of-gold-to-dorje-shugden
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, May 10. 2022 03:21 PM
    Interesting read even not so scary afterall. But someone who have not experience before seeing a dark swirling ‘entity’ that was not exactly the shape of human will be frozen to death. Not for me as I do have Ds pendant with me and chanting Mantras helps me. Most hotels do have special unwanted guests . I did experienced this before while staying in old hotels .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/25903.html

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    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
7 days ago
Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
7 days ago
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
7 days ago
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
7 days ago
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
4 weeks ago
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
4 weeks ago
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
4 weeks ago
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
1 month ago
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
1 month ago
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
2 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
3 months ago
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
3 months ago
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
4 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
4 months ago
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
6 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
1 years 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
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