Emptiness with a Heart of Compassion

Feb 1, 2017 | Views: 1,790

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends around the world,

I have always been very attracted to Buddhism since young, although my parents forbade me to engage in it fully. I would always look for secret opportunities to do my sadhanas (daily prayers) and would be beaten severely if I were caught in the act. It was a very difficult period for me but if I were given a choice, I would happily and willingly go through all that again.

One of the core tenets of Buddhism is Emptiness. In modern times, the attainment of perfect and complete understanding of Emptiness is made more difficult by ever-present distractions such as the Internet, Facebook and modern conveniences. The culture of materialism, peer pressure, and constant advertising does not help at all either. Thus, in many ways, the concept and understanding of Emptiness has become much more crucial and relevant for the people of today.

In 2007 during a book club session at Kechara House, I gave a short teaching on Emptiness based on the book ‘Dragon Thunder’ by Diana Mukpo.

I also hope you enjoy this article on the Heart Sutra, perhaps the most famous teaching on Emptiness, and do leave your thoughts in the comments section below.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

The Heart Sutra Will Change You Forever

By Karl Brunnholzl on Wednesday December 28th, 2016

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Finding Wisdom in the Emptiness

“Penetrate the true meaning of the Heart Sutra, says Karl Brunnhölzl, and nothing will be the same again. The secret is making it personal.

There is no doubt that the Heart Sutra is the most frequently used and recited text in the entire Mahayana Buddhist tradition, which still flourishes in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, Mongolia, Bhutan, China, parts of India and Nepal, and, more recently, also in the Americas and Europe.

 

The Heart of Wisdom

Many people have said many different things about what the Heart Sutra is and what it is not, such as being the heart of wisdom, a statement of how things truly are, the key teaching of the Mahayana, a condensation of all the Prajnaparamita Sutras (the Buddha’s second turning of the wheel of dharma), or an explanation of emptiness in a nutshell. In order to understand the actual words of the Heart Sutra, it’s helpful to first explore its background within the Buddhist tradition as well as the meanings of “prajnaparamita” and “emptiness.”

Is the Heart Sutra the Heart of Wisdom?

When we read the Heart Sutra, it sounds nuts, but that is actually where the wisdom part comes in.

One thing we can safely say about the Heart Sutra is that it is completely crazy. If we read it, it does not make any sense. Well, maybe the beginning and end make sense, but everything in the middle sounds like a sophisticated form of nonsense, which can be said to be the basic feature of the Prajnaparamita Sutras in general. If we like the word “no,” we might like the sutra because that is the main word it uses—no this, no that, no everything. We could also say that it is a sutra about wisdom, but it is a sutra about crazy wisdom.

 

Everything is Taken Away

When we read it, it sounds nuts, but that is actually where the wisdom part comes in. What the Heart Sutra (like all Prajnaparamita Sutras) does is to cut through, deconstruct, and demolish all our usual conceptual frameworks, all our rigid ideas, all our belief systems, all our reference points, including any with regard to our spiritual path.

Demolishing our conceptual frameworks, including any with regard to our spiritual path.

It does so on a very fundamental level, not just in terms of thinking and concepts, but also in terms of our perception, how we see the world, how we hear, how we smell, taste, touch, how we regard and emotionally react to ourselves and others, and so on.

This sutra pulls the rug out from underneath our feet and does not leave anything intact that we can think of, nor even a lot of things that we cannot think of. This is called “crazy wisdom.” I guess I should give you a warning here that this sutra is hazardous to your samsaric sanity. What Sangharakshita says about the Diamond Sutra equally applies to all Prajnaparamita Sutras, including the Heart Sutra:

“…if we insist that the requirements of the logical mind be satisfied, we are missing the point. What the Diamond Sutra is actually delivering is not a systematic treatise, but a series of sledgehammer blows, attacking from this side and that, to try and break through our fundamental delusion. It is not going to make things easy for the logical mind by putting things in a logical form. This sutra is going to be confusing, irritating, annoying, and unsatisfying—and perhaps we cannot ask for it to be otherwise. If it were all set forth neatly and clearly, leaving no loose ends, we might be in danger of thinking we had grasped the Perfection of Wisdom.
—Sangharakshita, Wisdom Beyond Words

A young Sangharakshita

 

A Manual for Contemplation

Another way to look at the Heart Sutra is that it represents a very condensed contemplation manual. It is not just something to be read or recited, but the intention is to contemplate its meaning in as detailed a way as possible. Since it is the Heart Sutra, it conveys the heart essence of what is called prajnaparamita, the “perfection of wisdom or insight.” In itself, it does not fuss around, or give us all the details.

It is more like a brief memo for contemplating all the elements of our psychophysical existence from the point of view of what we are now, what we become as we progress on the Buddhist path, and what we attain (or do not attain) at the end of that path. If we want to read all the details, we have to go to the longer Prajnaparamita Sutras, which make up about twenty-one thousand pages in the Tibetan Buddhist canon—twenty-one thousand pages of “no.” The longest sutra alone, in one hundred thousand lines, consists of twelve large books.

The Prajnaparamita Sutras

The Heart Sutra is on the lower end, so to speak, and the shortest sutra consists of just one letter, which is my personal favorite. It starts with the usual introduction, “Once the Buddha was dwelling in Rajagriha at Vulture Flock Mountain” and so on, and then he said, “A.” It ends with all the gods and so on rejoicing, and that’s it. It is said that there are people who actually realize the meaning of the Prajnaparamita Sutras through just hearing or reading “A.”

 

A Big Koan

Besides being a meditation manual, we could also say that the Heart Sutra is like a big koan. But it is not just one koan, it is like those Russian dolls: there is one big doll on the outside and then there is a smaller one inside that first one, and there are many more smaller ones in each following one. Likewise, all the “nos” in the big koan of the sutra are little koans. Every little phrase with a “no” is a different koan in terms of what the “no” relates to, such as “no eye,” “no ear,” and so on.

The Heart Sutra is like a big koan

It is an invitation to contemplate what that means. “No eye,” “no ear” sounds very simple and very straightforward, but if we go into the details, it is not that straightforward at all. In other words, all those different “no” phrases give us different angles or facets of the main theme of the sutra, which is emptiness. Emptiness means that things do not exist as they seem, but are like illusions and like dreams.

They do not have a nature or a findable core of their own. Each one of those phrases makes us look at that very same message. The message or the looking are not really different, but we look at it in relation to different things. What does it mean that the eye is empty? What does it mean that visible form is empty? What does it mean that even wisdom, buddhahood, and nirvana are empty?

What does it mean that the eye is empty?

 

Forget Everything

From an ordinary Buddhist point of view, we could even say that the Heart Sutra is not only crazy, but it is iconoclastic or even heretical. Many people have complained about the Prajnaparamita Sutras because they also trash all the hallmarks of Buddhism itself, such as the Four Noble Truths, the Buddhist path, and nirvana. These sutras not only say that our ordinary thoughts, emotions, and perceptions are invalid and that they do not really exist as they seem to, but that the same goes for all the concepts and frameworks of philosophical schools—non- Buddhist schools, Buddhist schools, and even the Mahayana, the tradition to which the Prajnaparamita Sutras belong.

Is there any other spiritual tradition that says, “Everything that we teach, just forget about it”? It is somewhat similar to the boss of Microsoft recently having publicly recommended that PC users should not buy Windows Vista any more, but instead go straight from Windows XP to Windows 7. Basically, he was advertising against his own product. The Heart Sutra is similar to that, except that it tells us only what not to buy, but not what to buy instead.

Is there any other spiritual tradition that says, “Everything that we teach, just forget about it”?

 

No, No, No

In brief, if we have never seen the Heart Sutra and we read it, it sounds crazy because it just keeps saying “no, no, no.” If we are trained in Buddhism, it also sounds crazy (maybe even more so) because it negates everything that we have learned and try to cultivate.

How does our mind feel when we are not grasping at anything, when we are not trying to entertain ourselves, and when our mind is not going outside (or not going anywhere at all), when there is no place left to go?

The Heart Sutra and the other Prajnaparamita Sutras talk about a lot of things, but their most fundamental theme is the basic groundlessness of our experience. They say that no matter what we do, no matter what we say, and no matter what we feel, we need not believe any of it. There is nothing whatsoever to hold on to, and even that is not sure. So these sutras pull the rug out from under us all the time and take away all our favorite toys.

In time we see everything is an illusion

 

Finding New Mental Toys

Usually when someone takes away one of our mental toys we just find new toys. That is one of the reasons why many of the Prajnaparamita Sutras are so long—they list all the toys we can think of and even more, but our mind still keeps grasping at new ones. The basic point is to get to a place where we actually stop searching for and grasping at the next toy.

“Then we need to see how that state of mind feels. How does our mind feel when we are not grasping at anything, when we are not trying to entertain ourselves, and when our mind is not going outside (or not going anywhere at all), when there is no place left to go?

Usually we think that if a given phenomenon is not something, it must be nothing, and if it is not nothing, it must be something. But emptiness is just a word for pointing out the fact that no matter what we say or think about something, it does not really correctly characterize that something because our dualistic mind just gets stuck in one extreme or the other. Thus, we could say that emptiness is like thinking outside of the box, that is, the box of black-and-white thinking or dualistic thinking.

Dualistic thinking

As long as we stay within the ballpark of dualistic thinking, there is always existence, nonexistence, permanence, extinction, good, and bad. Within that frame of reference, we will never get beyond it, no matter if we are religious, a scientist, a Buddhist, an agnostic, or whatever. Emptiness tells us that we have to step out of that ballpark altogether. Emptiness points to the most radical transformation of our entire outlook with regard to ourselves and the world. Emptiness not only means the end of the world as we know it, but that this world never really existed in the first place.

Without developing a soft heart and compassion, which like water softens our mental rigidity, there is a danger that the teachings on emptiness can make our hearts even harder.

Emptiness tells us that we have to step out of that ballpark altogether.

 

The Epitome of Compassion

Why is it called the “Heart Sutra”? It has that name because it teaches the heart of the Mahayana, primarily in terms of the view. However, the basic motivation of the Mahayana is also implicitly contained in this sutra in the form of Avalokiteshvara, the great bodhisattva who is the embodiment of the loving-kindness and compassion of all buddhas. It is actually the only Prajnaparamita Sutra in which Avalokiteshvara appears at all, and in it he is even the main speaker. Thus, the Heart Sutra teaches emptiness through the epitome of compassion.

It is often said that, in a sense, emptiness is the heart of the Mahayana, but the heart of emptiness is compassion. The scriptures even use the phrase “emptiness with a heart of compassion.” It is crucial to never forget that. The main reason for Avalokitesvara’s presence here is to symbolize the aspect of compassion and to emphasize that we should not miss out on it. If we just read all the “nos” and then get hooked on the “no path” of “no self” and “no attainment,” it gets a little dreary or depressing and we may wonder, “Why are we doing this?” or “Why are we not doing this?” In fact, the heart essence of the Prajnaparamita teachings and the Mahayana is the union of emptiness and compassion.

The epitome of compassion

 

Reading with a Soft Heart

If we look at the larger Prajnaparamita Sutras, we see that they teach both aspects extensively. In addition to teaching about emptiness, they also speak about the path in great detail, such as how to cultivate loving-kindness and compassion, how to do certain meditations, and how to progress through the paths. They do not always say “no,” but also sometimes present things in a more positive light. Even the Heart Sutra, toward the end, comes up with a few phrases without “no.”

Without developing a soft heart and compassion, which like water softens our mental rigidity, there is a danger that the teachings on emptiness can make our hearts even harder. If we think we understand emptiness, but our compassion does not increase, or even lessens, we are on the wrong track. Therefore, for those of us who are Buddhists, it is good and necessary to give rise to compassion and bodhichitta before we study, recite, and contemplate this sutra. All others may connect with any spot of compassion that they can find in their hearts.

Finding a soft heart before we read the sutras

 

Let Go and Relax

In yet another way, we could say that the Heart Sutra is an invitation to just let go and relax. We can replace all the words in this sutra that go with “no,” such as “no eye,” “no ear,” with all our problems, such as “no depression,” “no fear,” “no unemployment,” “no war,” and so on. That might sound simplistic, but if we do that and actually make it into a contemplation on what all those things such as depression, fear, war, and economic crisis actually are, it can become very powerful, maybe even more powerful than the original words in the sutra.

Usually we are not that interested in, for example, our ears and whether they really exist or not, so with regard to contemplating what emptiness means, one of the basic principles of the Prajnaparamita Sutras is to make the examination as personal as possible. It is not about reciting some stereotypical formula or the Heart Sutra without ever getting to the core of our own clinging to real existence with regard to those phenomena to which we obviously do cling, or our own egoclinging.

The Heart Sutra inspires personal examination

For example, the Heart Sutra does not say “no self,” “no home,” “no partner,” “no job,” “no money,” which are the things we usually care about. Therefore, in order to make it more relevant to our life, we have to fill those in. The Heart Sutra gives us a basic template of how to contemplate emptiness, but the larger Prajnaparamita Sutras fill in a lot of stuff, not only saying “no eye,” “no ear,” and so on. They go through endless lists of all kinds of phenomena, so we are welcome to come up with our own personal lists of phenomena that map out our personal universe and then apply the approach of the Heart Sutra to those lists.

 

The Heart Attack Sutra

There are accounts in several of the larger Prajnaparamita Sutras about people being present in the audience who had already attained certain advanced levels of spiritual development or insight that liberated them from samsaric existence and suffering. These people, who are called “arhats” in Buddhism, were listening to the Buddha speaking about emptiness and then had different reactions. Some thought, “This is crazy, let’s go” and left. Others stayed, but some of them had heart attacks, vomited blood, and died.

The Buddha’s teaching went straight to the heart

It seems they didn’t leave in time. These arhats were so shocked by what they were hearing that they died on the spot. That’s why somebody suggested to me that we could call the Heart Sutra the Heart Attack Sutra. Another meaning of that could be that this sutra goes right for the heart of the matter, while mercilessly attacking all ego trips that prevent us from waking up to our true heart. In any case, so far nobody has had a heart attack here, which is good news. But the bad news is that probably nobody understood it either.

From “The Heart Attack Sutra, by Karl Brunnhölzl, published by Snow Lion, 2012.
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Source: http://upliftconnect.com/heart-sutra-will-change-you/

 
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  1. wan wai meng on May 28, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    A very short piece of article about the Heart Sutra.

    I feel this is a teaching that challenges our unenlightened dualistic thinking, hence we are not challenging views that are one or two days old thoughts that have been with since the beginning of time. Hence like the article says it is a Heart Attack Sutra, it shakes and challenges all the concepts we have held dearly for countless existences. So that could be a very disconcerting experience.

    What I got from this article is that studying wisdom teachings like emptiness, should not make us to be intellectual only and be devoid of compassion for others. It should not harden our hearts and mind, in fact it should make us even have compassion for others who are in the same predicament like us who are still swimming in samsara, in a sea of dualism.

    This is good, I feel the article helps you to see, the no’s in the Heart Sutra are indicating that reality is not what you think it is, and but is does not focus on saying what is. From the Lamrim, we do learn that all things, phenomena and us arises from causes and conditions, nothing arises independently like a self arising thing.

  2. Yau Mun on Apr 8, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    “Emptiness” has been the central teaching of Buddhism but not many religious masters are able to explain the true meaning. In the past, I always have this question in my mind, why “emptiness” make our hearts even harder on one hand but the other, we need to be kind and compassion to others in all the buddhism teaching. Thank you very much for this article, at least I know now that we need to have Wisdom and Compassion to attain/achieve emptiness. I may not have the merit and wisdom to understand emptiness for now, but this article give me a new view. Thank you very much Rinpoche _/\_

  3. Pastor Chia on Apr 5, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Heart sutra is one of the profound teaching in Buddhism. Is good for us understand it content and practice. The essence of the heart sutra is describe how phenomenon existence we proceed are not real existence of their own and we are label on it.Eventually lead to Emptiness. Realising emptiness will lead us enter enlighten path and free us from samsara. Recite heart sutra daily will help us cleaning our unstable mind, depression to see the truth nature of samsara which cause us suffering.

  4. Julia Tan on Apr 5, 2017 at 7:33 am

    It is not easy for me to understand the heart sutra at least in this life about emptiness just like what it says in the article, people like “arhats” in Buddhism, who were listening to the Buddha speaking about emptiness, left, stayed, but some of them had heart attacks, vomited blood, and died. We need to believe that whatever we see, we know and we touch is not real, all wrong, it doesn’t exist actually, it is something else. For now we need to keep our mind open in order to accept the new concepts that we think it’s crazy of the existence. One day i may wake up and realise what is behind all these “no” after achieving the true compassion, when we have “No I” anymore. When I achieved “No I”, that also means everything is “gone”. Our sufferings, happiness, greed, jealousy, ego etc etc are gone, disappeared, my mind filled with a totally new wisdom, just like I have left the world or samsara and gone into some where else outside the 6 realms. For now i can only imagine with my open mind. To understand emptiness is a long journey of training and mind transformation process lead by an attained Guru.

  5. Pastor Antoinette on Apr 5, 2017 at 6:20 am

    The Heart Sutra is beautiful to recite but is very difficult to understand as it leads us to enightenment. At the heart of emptiness is compassion. It is said in the article that if we as Buddhist want to study the heart sutra, we should give rise to our compassion and bodhicitta. before we study and contemplate this sutra.

    Our thinking does change when we apply the Heart Sutra as Rinpoche explained in the video, Based on the book, Chögyam Trungpa applied “crazy wisdom”, and did what is usually not accepted but the results and the control he had of himself in all situations showed that he is a bodhisattva.

  6. Pastor Albert on Apr 5, 2017 at 4:13 am

    It mentioned at the last part, “These arhats were so shocked by what they were hearing that they died on the spot.”

    Even to the Arhats who has achieved their level of realization and yet, they still could not take it for the meaning of Heart Sutra, more over to human like us. How can we understand fully the meaning of Heart Sutra and emptiness?

    In this world, nothing exist by itself, everything we see, it is because we need it, so we created it and give it a name. e.g. Table, it is not necessary to be square or round, it can be any shape or size or even different name, form is empty, empty is form, whatever we created 500 years ago may not be the same anymore or does not exist anymore. Nothing stays permanent.

  7. June Kang on Apr 5, 2017 at 3:28 am

    Although “emptiness”“ is a central teaching of Buddhism, but its true meaning is often misunderstood. People often think that “emptiness” is empty, and sometimes it is empty that there is nothing, such as empty cups, there is no tea。Sometime this misunderstanding will lead to negative stage that people think everything is empty so do not need to work hard or do anything.

    These misunderstandings are understandable, because it is very difficult to understand, to express or describe it. To me, only person with true wisdom can see the true meaning of emptiness. But this doesn’t mean we do not need to learn anymore, we still need to learn and practice Dharma to gain merits and to increase our wisdom to understand emptiness.

  8. Esther Goh on Apr 5, 2017 at 1:37 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with us. As a newbie to dharma it has enlightened me and opened my mind to so many things that I was oblivious to in the past. What we see is not necessary what it perceives to be. We may possess material wealth but in actual fact we are empty inside if we do not find our inner peace. I have never recited the Heart Sutra and do not know how but I will definitely do so from now onwards. So blessed to be connected with you.
    With folded palms,
    Esther

  9. Tek Lee on Apr 5, 2017 at 1:07 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article and the video. Heart Sutra is a very beautiful sutra, but it is very “technical”. It requires many practices in order to realize emptiness. We recite Heart Sutra every Wednesday before Menlha Puja, it seems I understand the surface, but don’t understand the meaning behind it. After watching Rinpoche’s video, I want to find the book “Crazy Wisdom”. It sounds interesting to read after Rinpoche’s explanation. May we have the wisdom and compassion enough to realize emptiness one day 🙂 Thank you Rinpoche _/\_

  10. Vivian Ong on Apr 5, 2017 at 12:01 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article about Emptiness. This is not an easy topic to grasp. It takes time and a lot of contemplation to have realisations on the true meaning of Emptiness. Some people can accept that everything that exists is empty in existence and some people cannot accept that fact. For me, I have been reciting the Heart Sutra many times and I find that every time I read it I will try to understand what it meant. I can understand the overall Heart Sutra but in a deeper understanding, it can only be done through meditating on Emptiness.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  11. Pastor Henry Ooi on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    To understand the meaning of Emptiness is one thing. To realise it is another. If I could realise it by now I guess I would have attainments. It is so profound and mind boggling just to read of it and to try to understand it. This is one of the most sought after ingredients that meditational practitioners and great spiritual masters seek. Even just to fully comprehend what ‘dharma work’ is would make our head explode. This was said to about 60 of us when we had the great merit to receive a teaching from the current incarnation of Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche some ten years ago in Nepal.

    • Mingwen on Apr 5, 2017 at 7:42 am

      Exactly!

      “To understand the meaning of Emptiness is one thing. To realise it is another”. Personally, I would like to add on, to apply and practice is another subject. Some of us who have been rolling in Dharma may able to understand the superficial meaning of Emptiness, for me, it indicates that there no reason for us to grab on our various “attachments” in life due to nothing is permanent and they are all a “Big NO”.

      We might able to relate, but are we even at the stage of practicing it? At least, to cut down some attachments within ourselves that have been make us rot more further in the world of samsara.

      Enlightenment is extremely difficult, dharma is complicated, but they are not impossible. If they are impossible, there will bàe no Buddhas and all of us should stop from learning Dharma and go back to our old rotting road to the endless samsara.

  12. Justin Cheah on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this very interesting article and it is not easy to find these articles. It triggers us to think more and deeper into phenomena of nature of samsara. My grasp in this whole article is “in the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter anymore as all are impermanent and basically whatever we are grasping/holding onto will be gone in one day, we ourselves will also die and won’t be able to hold onto it anymore. We might as well grasp on activities that helps us with our spiritual practice and rebirth better. _/|\_ justin

  13. Eric kksiow on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:39 pm

    Emptiness?

    A single word crossover my mind for many years, what is that all about? Why things that existed in samsara lead to Emptiness?

    At my level of understanding ( Emptiness ) are : Things happened in samsara are impermanent, we hold things in wrong projections, in wrong perceptions. ( That’s my thought of Emptiness )

  14. nicholas on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:32 pm

    Emptiness definitely extraordinary profound teaching to be realised. In my opinion this is because there is no worldly knowledge, science or philosophy that can lead to the attainment of this state. It’s beyond the worldly understanding.

    As I read from my limitation of understanding of the Heart Sutra, it doesn’t mean that nothing exist but it mean that things do not exist the way as we projected or in our own projection. We suffered because of our grasping mind that we thought everything are fixed, real and capable possessed by ego. Nothing is permanent but there are interrelated with compassion, kindness and love.

  15. Andrea Lai on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:15 pm

    I like listening to Heart Sutra mantra. I received advice that Heart Sutra have the healing power for heart problems but in fact, I think should be mind transformation as well.
    I experienced purification (I guess) at certain times while listening to this mantra together with my meditation. After reading this article, oh my…emptiness. I think I received some imprint from this mantra(LOL). Anyway, Heart Sutra really safe and heal me spiritually and mentally.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting article and it encourages me so much to continue my practice on meditation together with this beautiful mantra.

  16. pammie yap on Apr 4, 2017 at 11:13 pm

    This post is indeed an interesting one! How to know No!
    Just reading the post was easy but to even grasp nor understand is something entirely different. At the moment, I don’t think my wisdom can comprehend something so deep and realise. I guess thats why it is called “crazy wisdom.”

    “Therefore, for those of us who are Buddhists, it is good and necessary to give rise to compassion and bodhichitta before we study, recite, and contemplate this sutra.”
    At least we know the most important is to always practice loving kindness and positive thinking. To be mindful of our surroundings so that it becomes a ‘habit’ for the long run.

    The last part of the post “In any case, so far nobody has had a heart attack here, which is good news. But the bad news is that probably nobody understood it either.” The ‘bad news’ is so true. Emptiness is such a ‘complicated’ teaching that it has become rarer for people to die of heart attacks while understanding it.

  17. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Feb 26, 2017 at 3:48 pm

    The following points of this profound teaching impress me deeply:

    1) Heart Sutra, the heart of wisdom, is a statement of how things truly are – an explanation of emptiness in a nutshell.

    2)The Heart Sutra cuts through, deconstructs, demolishes all our usual conceptual frameworks, all our rigid ideas, all our belief systems, all our reference points, including any with regard to our spiritual path.

    3)It doesn’t follow a logical mind’s thinking pattern.

    4)No this and No that give us different angles or facets of the main theme of the sutra, which is emptiness. Emptiness means that things do not exist as they seem, but are like illusions and like dreams. They do not have a nature or a findable core of their own.

    5)If we are trained in Buddhism, it negates everything that we have learned and try to cultivate.

    6)The most fundamental theme is the basic groundlessness of our experience. There is nothing to hold on to.

    7)Yet even as it is given new parameters, the mind still wants to hold on to them.

    8)Usually we think that if a given phenomenon is not something, it must be nothing, and if it is not nothing, it must be something. This is how our dualistic mind works – getting stuck in one extreme or another.

    8)Usually we think that if a given phenomenon is not something, it must be nothing, and if it is not nothing, it must be something. This is how our dualistic mind works – getting stuck in one extreme or another.
    9)Thinking ouf of the box- We could say that emptiness is like thinking outside of the box, that is, the box of black-and-white thinking or dualistic thinking.

    10)If we stay with our dualistic mind and thinking, there is always existence, nonexistence, permanence, extinction, good, and bad. Within that frame of reference, we will never get beyond it, no matter if we are religious, a scientist, a Buddhist, an agnostic, or whatever.

    11)Emptiness tells us we have to step out of this plane of dualistic thinking altogether. Our entire outlook with regard to ourselves and the world has to be radically transformed. Without developing a soft heart and compassion, there is a danger that the teachings of emptiness can make our hearts even harder.

    12)The heart of emptiness is compassion. It is necessary to give rise to compassion and bodhichitta before we study, recite, and contemplate this sutra.

    13) But we must get at the core of our own clinging to real existence with regard to those phenomena to which we obviously do cling – home, money, relationships, name, for instance, and then apply the approach of Heart Sutra to those lists.

  18. MingHY on Feb 25, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this very fascinating article and video. Emptiness seems like an impossible concept to grasp, but reading this, it starts one thinking about how one can achieve the realisation of Emptiness. I am grateful to Karl Brunnhölzl, for emphasising the importance of cultivating compassion and Bodhicitta first before we embark on this journey of trying to realise emptiness, otherwise we may fall off the path. But on a superficial level for now, at least it gives us something to think about how our suffering arises and to be aware of some of the “no’s” in our life.

  19. Kb thapa on Feb 9, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    Ocean pollution, is the spreading of harmful substances such as oil, plastic, industrial and agricultural waste and chemical particles into the ocean. Since oceans provide home to animals and plants, it is responsibility of every citizen to play his or her part in making these oceans clean so that all tge species can thrive for long period of time. We as Human is really destroying the earth, we have to see what we are using for our household all the waste will go to ocean eventually.. if we want our earth to be cleane we must stop using plastic products and anything toxic chemicals .. thank you Rinpoche for a awareness article, hope people will understand the importance of it before too late

  20. graceleong on Feb 6, 2017 at 7:44 pm

    Emptiness for me at this point revolves mainly on the subject of perception by the mind. It is somewhat a tough realisation that I cannot rely on my perceptions, as they are often tainted and filled up with a lot of “I” in them. The “I”s have been filling up since time immemorial and certainly hard to accept that they are the very essence of my sufferings.
    In contemplating Emptiness I have to realise nothing has an inherent existence. Because I place emphasis on the “I”, i will feel it is real. Ultimately I suffer because I grasp after things thinking they are fixed, substantial, real and capable of being possessed by ego. All the anger, attachments that I have has no inherent existence if I learn to apply the teachings of Emptiness. If I allow the anger or attachment to flow through as a series of events and not react to it, the anger or attachment is empty of anything to identify with. This is the practice that the mind needs to do constantly with every phenomena that flows through our lives.

    To master the emptiness mode of perception requires firm training in virtue, concentration, and discernment. Without this training, the mind stays in the mode that keeps creating stories and worldviews. The element of Compassion is another very crucial ingredient to have in order to master Emptiness. Without which we will fall into the trap Nothingness and hence create more harm then benefit to others.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the video teaching and the write up by Karl Bruunholzi. May we be able to create the causes for Rinpoche to extend the teaching of Emptiness to help us rid our delusions and ego in order for us to be suitable vessels to bring benefit to many sentient beings . With folded hands .

  21. Echeah on Feb 6, 2017 at 2:43 am

    The Heart Sutra is recited every time we do our weekly Menhla pujas. As the writer rightly pointed out, so far none of us has had a heart attack like the Arhats had during Buddha’s time. But that was not because any of us already realised the Heart Sutra (in essence, emptiness). More likely, nobody understood it. That’s the state of our realisation as compared to the students of Buddha’s time.

    Our dualistic thoughts are wired to perceive either right or wrong, yes or no, good or bad, you or I. It is hard to process that it could be neither or both and anything in between.

    The danger of this partial or lack of understanding is that one might equate emptiness with nothingness. Since nothing exists, you don’t exist so I can kill you after all you are thin air. The other extreme is that all phenomena exists and are solid and we grasp at it. However phenomena do exist, but only due to causes and conditions. Take away the causes and conditions, phenomena do not exist i.e. they are interdependent, from what I interpret from the Lamrim.

    Before emptiness can be realised, the mental veils need to be removed first through development of mental quiescence and wisdom. But without the bodhicitta component, it stops there and one cannot achieve enlightenment.

    We are so fortunate to have been introduced by our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche to Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching which is in essence incorporation of Nagarjuna’s Middle Way (not either extreme), and Dorje Shugden arose to protect these teachings. May these teachings be preserved for all time and may all sentient beings have the opportune conditions to encounter them.

  22. Jacinta Goh on Feb 5, 2017 at 8:07 am

    In Heart Sutra, we are striving to realise the profound meaning on emptiness. There are many ‘Nos’ in the sutra whereby urging us trying to examine each things or phenomenon in details. There’s “nothing in everything” and all is based on our perceptions and yet there’s something, that arise from our contaminated perceptions. Due to this faulty perceptions, we learn to see the truth in it and that’s the beauty of it, if I may say so. Everything that we perceived is non inherently existing. Even the object “a chair” can be made up from different materials and parts to be called as chair.

    But then there’s a dangerous part in this. Why? ‘There’s no right or wrong’, even this cache might be dangerous if we acted as if nothing matters. It’s like saying that no matter what we do, no matter what we say, and no matter how we feel, we need not believe any of it and this might resulting inaction and excuses not to care. This explained why compassion is very necessary at this point. This is also the very reason why those self-Liberation seekers must traverse the path of Bodhisattva in order to be fully liberated. May I soon realise the teaching on “Emptiness”.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this article. Now only I realised why Buddha Avalokisthesvara was being requested for this teaching. _/\_

  23. Uncle Eddie on Feb 3, 2017 at 4:29 pm

    Just as the heart is the central organ in the human body, it is said that, therefore, the Heart Sutra is the central in the body of the Buddha’s Teachings. As taught by the enlightened one, this Sutra is the essence of all the vast wisdom teachings of the Buddha. Wisdom, or seeing reality, is always the ultimate protection for everyone. The one who really can see reality knows no attachment and no aversion, that there is nothing to lose and nothing to gain; therefore, there can be no fear of anything! As read in one book written by some great Indian masters, it is said, for one short moment, the brillance of the Buddha’s profound wisdom may flash lightning-like through one’s mind, a short inspiration which leaves one with a sense of profound security and trust in the Buddha’s message! May we pray that all Buddhas and Bodhisattvas of the ten directions, through the power of their blessings, let us have the favourable conditions to contemplate and understand the profound meaning and wisdom of this precious Heart Sutra. Om Mani Padme Hung.

  24. Choong on Feb 1, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    I can see the dangers of trying to comprehend the wisdom of emptiness or Shunyata without having compassion at heart. One could easily fall into the “no need” mode.

    For example, upon seeing an animal in pain, instead of having compassion and empathy for the animal and helping it in the best way we can, if we can, we could fall into the trap of resigning to believe that there is nothing we can do to help it, or that its suffering would be just temporary before it dies and becomes nothing. This is of course a wrong view of “no”. Without compassion, this could easily happen.

    When this happens, we would be solidifying our wrong views and not create the causes for our liberation. We would be walking a dangerous path away from realizing the wisdom of emptiness and getting trapped in a stronger and stronger spin cycle of rebirth and suffering.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the commentary. _/:\__/:\__/:\_

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  • Pastor Lanse
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 12:58 PM
    Be loyal to your guru. Be close to your guru. Be honest with your guru. Never give your guru excuses but always accomplish your assignments that your guru has given you. Be loving, devoted and sincere with your guru. If you conduct yourself in this way, you will see positive transformations in your mind. Tsem Rinpoche

    忠诚事师,亲近侍师,诚恳待师。凡师所托,必如实完成,不推诿塞责。待师以爱、忠、诚。若依此行之,则心识必出现正面转化。~詹杜固仁波切

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/complete-commentary-on-50-verses-of-guru-devotion.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 11:31 AM
    Our Lama vs the Dalai Lama – The Underlying Reasons For the Ban

    In times when we are challenged to make a decision on being loyal to our Guru or following popular personnel, who would you pick? You should read this article before you make your decision as it may lead to dire consequence for your spiritual practice. On the ultimate level, it shows who you really are.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 11:25 AM
    The Most Illustrious Panchen Sonam Drakpa

    This is a must read on our Lineage Master who had left legacies that are still within our practices today. Learn more of his amazing attainments and learn what part of your practices stemmed from his enlightened wisdom and activities.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-most-illustrious-panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 11:13 AM
    Dalai Lama says ‘too many’ refugees in Europe

    I find it so strange that the Dalai Lama should say this, don’t you? After all, the Dalai Lama and his fellow Tibetans in exile had been refugees for like 60 years? And still in refugee camps in India. So why would he make such a statement regarding refugees in Europe when India is still living with 80,000 Tibetan refugees? Find out more of what the Dalai Lama had said and do share with us your opinion in the comment section below the article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 10:52 AM
    The International Mountain Museum is a museum located in Pokhara, Nepal. This expansive museum is devoted to the mountains of Nepal, the mountaineers who climbed them and the people who call them home. It is a showcase of various aspects of the Himalayas mountaineering and has a library with lots of interesting different objects on display for locals as well as tourist. Such as rock samples, information on the reclusive yeti, pictures and stuffed replicas of flora and fauna of the area. There is also a gallery featuring equipment, clothing, professional climbing ropes, and photographs of famous mountaineers. Interesting read and those rare old pictures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 10:52 AM
    Wow…..Namche Bazaar is the staging point for expeditions to Everest and other Himalayan peaks in the area. It is also is a prosperous market town selling everything from Tibetan artefacts to trekking and climbing equipment for tourist. Its also famous for its homemade yak cheese and butter. As it is situated on the slope of an arch-shaped mountain, one could see the beauty of glorious mountain peaks throughout the valley, day and night.
    This relatively small town is a gateway to the Himalayas of Mount Everest for many …….as a bustling tourist zone as well. Namche Bazaar is renowned for being the first acclimatization spot on the way to Everest region trekking. Would like to visit this beautiful place someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/namche-bazaar
  • Chris
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 10:17 AM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team to share with us various large Buddha statues in Malaysia. It is nice to know that Malaysians also appreciate large Buddha statues which are highly beneficial to the entire area where it is located.

    One of the main reason for large Buddha statues to be built is to calm the land. Leishan Giant Buddha is one of the examples of an outdoor Buddha statue that is purposely created to calm the environment down. The Buddha statue is carved from a cliff and it depicts Maitreya Buddha who is very popular in China. The statue overlooks a river which has turbulent waters that caused alot of problem for shipping vessels that travels down the river. After the Buddha statue is being made, the water of the river did calm down. This is just one of the examples.

    Large outdoor Buddha statues are also built to bless the sentient beings that reside in that area. Humans or animals that can see the statue will be planted with Dharmic imprints that will benefit them in their future lives when they are triggered. Unseen beings around the area will also be blessed and pacified by the Buddha statue. That is why having a large outdoor Buddha statue is very beneficial.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/6-incredibl-stunning-big-buddha-statues-in-malaysia.html
  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Feb 15. 2019 04:14 PM
    Have you ever wondered why we should make offering to the Sangha members? The Dharma is still available to us after Buddha Shakyamuni’s passing 2500 years ago because the Sangha members have been keeping it alive. The Sangha members study and learn Buddha’s teachings and then teach the Dharma to other Sangha and lay people like us. To support the Sangha is actually to support the continuance of the Dharma. If there is no more Sangha because of lack of support, the Dharma will also disappear. Since we have so much secular commitment and we are not able to dedicate our lives to spreading Dharma, we should support those who give up their secular lives to uphold the Buddha’s teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/bangkok-monks-and-why-make-offerings.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Friday, Feb 15. 2019 04:04 PM
    Why do we make water offerings to the Buddhas? Water offering is an easy and great way to help us to generate merits. We need to have merits in order to support our spiritual practice. By making water offering, we are cutting down our miserliness and is a direct method to create wealth and purify poverty.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/making-water-offerings-to-the-buddhas.html
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  • Pastor Lanse
    Friday, Feb 15. 2019 01:46 PM
    Vertigo is very common. Although most of the time, the underlying causes may not be life-threatening, but the symptoms alone are enough to affect our daily life. This article introduces a quick method (Epley Maneuver) to treat one of the most common type of vertigo which is Benign Paroxysmal Positional Vertigo. Step by step instructions with pictures and video are included in the article.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/amazing-quick-method-to-treat-your-vertigo
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 15. 2019 11:05 AM
    Piriformis syndrome is an uncommon neuromuscular disorder that is caused when the piriformis muscle compresses the sciatic nerve. The piriformis muscle is a flat, band-like muscle located in the buttocks near the top of the hip joint. Piriformis syndrome can be painful, but most people respond well to treatment. It is characterized by hip and buttock pain and many of the causes is still unknown. Piriformis syndrome is effectively treated with physiotherapy and medication in most cases.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear insight of Piriformis syndrome.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/do-you-have-piriformis-syndrome
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 15. 2019 11:04 AM
    Buddhism is a path of practice and spiritual development leading to Insight into the true nature of reality. Buddhism, religion and philosophy that developed from the teachings of the Buddha. Hence there are many places of worship for Buddhists, where Buddhist temples come in many shapes. As listed in the articles , those temples were built in the early centuries were indeed ancients and beautiful. The best known are the Jokhang Temple in Lhasa, Boudhanath in Nepal, Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya, India, Borobudur Temple in Indonesia and Wat Arun Bangkok, Thailand. Wish I could visit some of the wonders of the Buddhist world.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/10-famous-buddhist-temples
  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Feb 14. 2019 06:42 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s help is very swift and effective, that is why Tsem Rinpoche spreads and promotes Dorje Shugden practice so heavily. He has benefited from the practice himself and he wants us to be helped too. Dorje Shugden arose about 400 years ago, his manifestation is to help modern people to remove obstacles and help the practitioners in their spiritual practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/a-dorje-shugden-miracle
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Feb 14. 2019 05:14 PM
    Many people think since the majority in Kelantan are muslims, there will not be many Buddhist worshipping sites. You will be surprised then! There are 3 large Buddhist temples in Kelantan, there are Wat Machimmaram, Wat Pikulthong and Wat Photivihan. Wat means Temple or place of worship. One of the temples houses the largest sitting Buddha statue in Southeast Asia. The statue is about 30m in height and 47m wide。

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/visited-3-buddhist-temples-in-kelantan-malaysia.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Thursday, Feb 14. 2019 04:57 PM
    Penang is an island located in the north of Malaysia peninsula. It is famous for its food, local delicacy and its beautiful beach. There are many Chinese Buddhists in Penang island when you are visiting Penang, you can go and visit several Buddhist temples. One of the Buddhist temples recommended by Tsem Rinpoche to visit in Penang is this Burmese Buddhist temple. This temple is over 200 years old and there are many beautiful and magnificent Buddha statues in the temple, you will definitely love to see them.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/i-visited-this-great-temple-in-penang.html
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Lovely mini statues perfect for small apartments, your work desk or any space. Vajra Yogini who leads you to Kechara Paradise. Manjushri who confirms great wisdom and realizations. Dorje Shugden in his various forms. The perfect trio at around 7.5 inches each. From http://www.vajrasecrets.com and Kechara's Flea market (Naropa's Cave).
Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
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Click on picture and read and do share with others. Tsem Rinpoche
Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
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Why bigger Buddha statues are more beneficial | 为何佛像越大、越多越好find out here- https://bit.ly/2FauD2M
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Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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CUTE ATTACK!- Oser girl loves the balcony so much. She is so cute! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
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Please click on photo and read this one in two languages.
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As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche 



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. As long as a sentient being perceives a non-existent ‘I’ and abides within the state of its resultant projections, both subtle and gross karma will be accumulated even if one is just sitting still and doing nothing.~Tsem Rinpoche .
Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
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Father Spends Quality Time With His Son. See what they do.- https://bit.ly/2Ax5ICN
Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
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Liang Jing who found a wonderful organic hat to block out the sun! Liang Jiang is such a polite, well-mannered, easy going young adult who just cooperates with everything you ask him to help with. He is a delightful young person and he helps his dad maintain our organic vegetable patch on Kechara Forest Retreat land in Bentong, Malaysia.
Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
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Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
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Cute little He Wei working with his dad putting Dorje Shugden mantra stones on the grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat. He is very energetic. Tsem Rinpoche
See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
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See what 560 monks in Langmu Monastery are doing | 美丽的朗木赛赤寺与560名寺僧 - https://bit.ly/2VtSIqo
Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
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Meaning Behind the Fasting Buddha Statue- https://bit.ly/2s7Oh79
See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be


您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像?

看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。

欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 
https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
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See video- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q53GTR-Kya0&feature=youtu.be 您有没有想过如何用自己有限的预算来供养大佛像? 看看Julia和大家分享她所制造将要来到克切拉禅修林的9尺多杰雄登佛像的经验。你将学会如何将 放进这大佛像里面来累积无休止的功德给您自己和身边的人。 欢迎你来PJ的克切拉佛教中心或文冬的克切拉禅修林做你的供养货上网 https://www.vajrasecrets.com/9ft-dorje-shugden-statue-insertion-fund
11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
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11 Frightening & Unusual paranormal stories- https://bit.ly/2LQ7zGV
Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama\'s previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. 

Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama\'s previous incarnation(s). TR
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Respected lamas of any devoted students will have two stupas for their remains. One stupa inside the ladrang of the lama and one stupa outside for the public to worship and do kora. By keeping the remains of the lama's previous lives in stupas, and making offerings, generates the merits for the current incarnation and future incarnations of the lama to be able to do more dharma work to benefit others. Here is a beautiful indoor stupa to a lama in Tibet. It is up to the strength of the devotion of the students to create such stupas in respect and dedication of their lama's previous incarnation(s). TR
The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
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The Phenomena of Oracles among various cultures. Very interesting- https://bit.ly/2s3vTfF
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in Heruka Tantric dress
His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche in front of the bodhi tree in Bodhgaya. The bodhi tree Lord Buddha sat under and became enlightened. Tsem Rinpoche
When you don\'t have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here\'s how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
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When you don't have sangha/centre to bless your Buddha images, here's how you can do it yourself- https://bit.ly/2TmtJn2
Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
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Lovely people who are so faithful and interested in Dorje Shugden when they visited us. They understand the benefits and embrace the practice. I wish them well, happiness, peace and spiritual growth. Tsem Rinpoche
Dear everyone, 


Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don\'t miss it: 




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms





TR
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Dear everyone, Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don't miss it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QmC4fYVePms TR
One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid.  It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
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One of my favorite sci-fi movies when growing up as a kid. It was a B-movie, but somehow it worked & I liked it. :)
Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
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Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
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A beautiful Tsunami memorial in Sri Lanka. Such a placid and calm place. A must see- https://bit.ly/2QSV1Vf
A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
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A touching and moving hug- https://bit.ly/2Q5PtBv
The Reputation of Brave Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin- https://bit.ly/2RhoWpr
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The Reputation of Brave Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin- https://bit.ly/2RhoWpr
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche the compassionate vidyadhara and yogi. He always manifest wrathful energy on the outside, but on the inside he is filled with compassion. Tsem Rinpoche
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche the compassionate vidyadhara and yogi. He always manifest wrathful energy on the outside, but on the inside he is filled with compassion. Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
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    Cute!
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    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
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    Cute baby owl found and rescued
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    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
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    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
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    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
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    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
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    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
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    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
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    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
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    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
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    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
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    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
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    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
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    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
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    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
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    Neat little video
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Teacher Asyley and Teacher Melinda gave some brief explanation to students on Rinpoche’s biography. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley takes good care of the students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Glad that children engage in dharma from young. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Kien lead the prostration and mantra chanting before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students collecting the art stone done by them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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So glad parents & students come together every month to do animal liberation. Lin Mun KSDS
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Both mother and daughter are active is Dharma School and the activities. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children love this colourful hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Ayden making a post with the stylish hat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback, KSDS Graduation 2018 - Benjamin & Wen Yue practicing the mc script. Lin Mun KSDS
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DID YOU KNOW? One group of the beneficiary groups our #surplusfood programme really want to target are actually children. Based on our stats, 90% of the #children from the poor we are serving do not have enough or literally no money to spend for food in school. Hence the bread we are giving them are very #useful. So when #children don't have enough food to eat, they tend to have problems concentrating in class & that's the main reason why they tend not to do well in school. Without education they are highly unlikely to break their #poverty cycle. #Facts #BreakTheChains #foodbank #studies - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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