Enjoying Music is negative?

Mar 17, 2014 | Views: 1,569

  

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Rinpoche,

I have a question about one of the precept vows I found on your website. The eight one: to refrain from “Wearing jewellery, cosmetics or perfume, enjoying music or TV” I do not fully understand why this things have to be refrained from. especially since I have been playing guitar since I was a little boy, the refraining from enjoying music doesn’t seem to me like something I would want to do. It doesn’t seem like something like enjoying music would create negative karma.
Please explain to vow to me -From Mark

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Dear Mark,

All humans have a perception of things. That perception may not be the reality of an object. The object itself has no real reality. the object cannot fulfill or not fulfill our perceptions. It all comes from our side and our side alone. But our perceptions of it and how we react to it may have adverse effects or positive.

Some people may see money as:

1. A way to benefit the sick
2. To buy status
3. To have security
4. To Take care of parents/family
5. To travel
6. To have a good life
7. Etc, etc, etc..

So because of the different views towards money, what money actually is, is empty… But our perception of money and what it can do will make us perhaps:

1. Work hard
2. Be sneaky
3. Steal
4. Start a business
5. Study harder
6. lie
7. Beg
8. Etc, etc, etc.

With the vows, some of the vows apply more to one individual than to another.

Everyone has their own hang ups, perceptions and upbringing. So when we take the vows, it is not playing music is negative, but our attachment to it is. So if the vows says you can’t play music and you get upset, that is the point of the vow…LOL. Why do you get upset? Because you can’t have what you think makes YOU happy? Why is it if you don’t have music you are unhappy? Why does that disturb you? Why is that ‘upsetting’. These questions are for contemplations to understand the workings of the mind better. When you understand your mind better, you can overcome wrong perceptions and all the problems we make arising from it….

So the vows are not suppose to stop you from enjoying what you like or labelling it negative..It is more the perception of what you like. The vows help you to step back and see the reality of your attachments, likes, dislikes, activities and where they bring you….

I hope this helps.

And keep the music playing please…

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. freon on Aug 8, 2017 at 11:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    From the explanation on the vows, i understand more that it is my own perception that make me feel the pain, it is not the vows. The perception that if I lost certain of the routine I have, I might not be happy. Thus, I am attached to the leisure and are afraid of the pain.

    Thus, the vows are like a checkpoint for us to see how much attachment we have. It is a good contemplation for me to know about myself more. The attachment and the delusion.

    Thank you Rinpoche

    Bowing to Rinpoche’s lotus feet, with love
    Freon

  2. Alice Tay on May 1, 2015 at 10:54 pm

    Actually, I’m like a lay man who only know that we should follow the vows in order to refrain us from doing negative activities. I didn’t know the benefit of taking vows in deep meaning.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing which made me clear with the meaningful of taking vows. By taking vows, it actually helps us to contemplate why are we still get attachment in something and finally help us to overcome our wrong perceptions on everything.

  3. Hee TS on Nov 27, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    感谢仁波切的言教,提醒我们应往内心思考,想要的未必是须要的,应以戒为前提。

  4. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 26, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the explanation. Thank you Marks for the question. It helps us to contemplate, to step back and see the reality of our attachments.

  5. Edwin Tan on Jul 2, 2014 at 1:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the wonderful explanation.

    It is really what we perceives that gives rise to our attachments. When I first made a vow to Rinpoche to stop drinking, I was worried and skeptical of how I will end up. Will I be unhappy? Will I lose my friends? Will I be upset and craved for alcohol?

    The commitment to my guru is what kept me going, and I must admit…even without drinking or socialising… I am not missing anything much. Alcohol do not make me a better person or a happy person. Without it, I am still functioning.

    Thank you for the wonderful article, I will know better how to explain to my friends in future on refraining from certain things or attachments is just how we perceive that attachment.

  6. keng on Apr 7, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    This was a response from Ivonice Powell (Exeter, England): 7 pr 2014

    That was an excellent explanation of the point of taking vows, it caused me to sit back and evaluate my own attachments to the things that i perceive as making me “happy” ( is music ) and why was it i myself felt aggrieved at the prospect of one day having to give up that which i thought was making me happy, i have pondered this before on numerous occassions, but the clarity with which you spelt it out was an inspiration for me, thank you Rimpoche

  7. AdelineTan on Mar 23, 2014 at 8:38 pm

    It was a good question asked by Mark and a very clear explanation from Rinpoche in reply to that question and i believed the same will apply to ‘wearing jewelleries, cosmatic and perfume’. Thank you for sharing.

  8. andre giroux on Mar 22, 2014 at 4:45 am

    This was an excellent question and I love your answer Rinpoche.
    Thank you to both.

    I enjoy music very much too. 🙂

    Andre

  9. Pastor Han Nee on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for making me see how my attachment to things like music or food is what makes me unhappy, when I don’t have them or not enough of them. Music or food in themselves do not cause my happiness or unhappiness.Thus liking music is not negative.It’s my negative perception.

    Vows actually help us. They make us step back and see our attachments for what they really are.

    Hence, we can enjoy music. We should just not get attached to it. Then it will not make us unhappy, when we don’t have it or don’t have enough of it.

  10. HelenaC on Mar 19, 2014 at 5:58 pm

    Very very clear explanation Rinpoche, Thank you for sharing. I understand more now and can explain to my friends hehehe 🙂

  11. Shelly tai on Mar 19, 2014 at 10:35 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation . I used to think holding a vows is very difficult because vows restrict us from doing things that we think is good to us, after knowing the Dharma I have fully understand that the vows is to free us from all the unhappiness that we experience by holding on the vows every single day tit can lead us to ultimate happiness .

  12. Edward ooi on Mar 19, 2014 at 1:16 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I’m too attached to music. But I’m not the type that won’t feel right if I don’t listen to it. My type is like I just kept on singing and singing and singing. Even when I get bored with the song, my mouth will just automatically start singing. At least I’m not obsessed with music until that kind of stage. Thank You Rinpoche for sharing.

  13. Sean Wang on Mar 18, 2014 at 8:04 pm

    Rinpoche, this is a wonderful answer for such an interesting question. Some people claim that the rules of Buddhism are very imposing but in actuality it is more tailored towards some individuals more than others.

  14. henry ooi on Mar 18, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    Rinpoche’s dharma teachings are always so clear and made easy to understand. This teaching would not been possible if not for the questions asked by Mark. Thank you to all the Marks out there will be asking more questions so more people like me can benefit from Rinpoche’s answers and teachings.

  15. Ruby Khong on Mar 18, 2014 at 3:50 pm

    For those who have taken Boddhisattva vows, this downfall is about wasting time due to strong attachment to sense pleasures. Wasting time is bad in a worldly sense, but when we have taken the Bodhisattva vows, then it is really the wrong thing to do because the time spent could have been used more beneficially for the sake of other sentient beings.

  16. wansan on Mar 18, 2014 at 12:31 am

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing this post. We are all so blessed to be able to get the answers directly from Rinpoche. I guess I’m like most of the others who once was confused why the vows ask us to refrain from wearing jewellery, cosmetics or perfume, enjoying music or TV… Like Mark said in the question, it does not bring any negative karma (as how we understood it), why can’t we do that?
    With Rinpoche’s clear and simple explanation using money as an example. I now have a clear idea of the meaning of the vow. The vow is not to imprison us but in fact to liberate us from all of our attachments towards many things that we thought we aren’t attached to.
    Just like how Rinpoche said, “the vows help you to step back and see the reality of your attachments, likes, dislikes, activities and where they bring you…” We all should really step back and reflect upon our inner self and see with our own eyes of everything inside us.

  17. beatrix ooi on Mar 17, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    I’ve always have the same question as Mark did, because my aunty once told me that singing is not good, not even humming, especially when we are in holy places. I’ve been very confused because I did not see why can’t we enjoy music but now I finally understood. There’s nothing bad about it but its the attachment, its how we are attached to music/ entertainments.

  18. benji on Mar 17, 2014 at 8:24 pm

    Ah, i have gained much insight here! i agree with David – we must have an understanding. We need to put things “in place”, like what Uncle Eddie mentioned. It is so important that we depend on the wisdom and compassion of the guru, so that we do not mess up things with our egocentrically generated erroneous views! Thank you very much, Rinpoche. Thank you Mark, and all you great people for the wonderful sharing! 🙂

  19. Choongs on Mar 17, 2014 at 1:02 pm

    I remember having the same question as well when I first encountered the eight precepts. I thought to myself, duh?, if Buddhism is like that then it is probably not something for me. No thank you.

    Then about six months ago, I tweeted Rinpoche asking Rinpoche a similar question and his reply to me was to study Buddhism and engage in deep practices and that music and Buddhism go well together!

    So I was like, fantastic! This is more like it. What a breath of fresh air! Maybe I still can play guitar, sing eighties songs badly according to my daughter who loves songs from the eighties for some reason, and get inspired listening to John Lennon and the like.

    Fast-forward 6 months later, today, after taking Rinpoche’s advice to study Buddhism, my music room has turned into a chapel and my guitars and amp sit idly waiting for a “revival”. To be continued…

  20. Liaw Yung May on Aug 12, 2013 at 10:30 pm

    Dear Tsem Tulku Rinpoche,

    I do really agree that we should take a step back to contemplate on our likes, dislikes, attachments etc, etc.

    It is really undeniable that we strive hard to earn money. Being a 17 year old student who has just started to gain some insight into the Dharma, I always hear people around me telling me to get a good job and earn a lot of money so that you won’t be looked down by others, and at the same time you can help your own family members to support their financial needs.

    With these threads of sayings and opinions from other people, I feel so torn in between. My urge to earn money and own a luxurious home in the future is so strong. I always feel, that with money, I could satisfy myself. Yes, not until I came across Rinpoche’s post on ‘Something’s Wrong,’ where Rinpoche explained a profound extract from Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo in detail. I suddenly felt everything Rinpoche just said was entirely applied in my life, especially the fact that Rinpoche mentioned on ‘When you’re having dilemma in choosing what you want to do and what you should do’….I find it so meaningful to me, and I thank Rinpoche for giving me some sort of comfort that having the dilemma is a good sign.

    However, I would like to propose a question. I have this friend that I feel very annoyed with. It’s not because she’s a bad person, it’s just that she is quite clingy and actually gets jealous when I talk to my other classmates. She would tease me and say all sorts of ridiculous things to me like, ‘So you have a NEW best friend now…’ or even sulk the whole day.

    The worst part of everything is, THERE WAS NO END TO IT! It happened when I started secondary school in 2009, but the problem hasn’t escalated to that extent of her getting possessive yet. It has proceeded until now, year 2013, where I had become her best friend.

    My question will come soon after explaining this incident. There was one year that I tried to get rid of her from my life. It was secondary four, where things had quite a change. I started to ignore her completely, such as not responding to what she says, or not even greet her. Sooner or later, we started to become distant and further apart, and I thought I was happier without her because I was with another friend who was more jovial and cheerful.

    All of my judgements and assumptions backfired me, as I felt much guiltier and lonelier than before. That new friend whom I recently befriended distracted me from pursuing my studies. So, I mustered up all my courage to face that friend of mine again.

    After gaining more knowledge on the Dharma, I realised all of my meetings with her are a result from karma connection, and with that, I feel really guilty for all my actions. The lamrim says that even an insult, or any sin that you think is small, could eventually hurt you more than you could ever imagine. (That is how I understood it)

    So, what should I do now? I want to really repent, but I don’t know how. I feel still annoyed at her because of her clingy nature, but I ignoring her and not treating her well would demerit me and refrain me from gaining full enlightenment.

    I want to be liberated from all these agony. Please help me, Rinpoche.

    Thank you.

  21. Paris on Feb 14, 2013 at 6:17 pm

    I really like these teachings on the fact that it’s never the object that is intrinsically good or bad, but how we let it distract our minds or how it deepens our inner samsaras.

    I thought it quite apt to share this teaching that we just received from Rinpoche yesterday (13Feb), where he gave another explanation about something similar. He talked about clothes in this instance, that it is never the clothes that are the issue but when we want to wear nice things, we have to ask ourselves why it is that we spend so much time and money on what we put on? Is it just to make us more attractive, and therefore increase desire in others for us? In this case, wearing nice clothes and being preoccupied with obtaining nice clothes because a cause for creating even greater samsara for ourselves. We eventually create the cause for desire to increase within ourselves too, to a point that we become just like animals, preening our feathers, putting on different colors or grooming ourselves just to attract a mate.

    Alternatively are we dressing up and putting on expensive branded clothes so that we can make ourselves look “higher”, wealthier, more important and thereby get respect? If so, then the act of dressing up becomes a means for putting others down and bringing ourselves up. If we do this enough, then we eventually create the karma for ourselves to be put down in the future, to be in lowly places where other people will exert their authority over us.

    Interesting, isn’t it? That the same piece of clothing can bring so many different results to us, based purely on WHY we are putting on that top or buttoning up that dress. Ultimately though, there is nothing intrinsically bad in clothes (or anything for that matter!) – it’s what we do with it, the results it brings to us and how much it increases virtue or suffering for ourselves and others.

  22. Sharon Saw on Jan 15, 2013 at 3:12 am

    this was an interesting post and i also enjoyed reading people’s comments. It is a simple premise yet has many depths to the answer. On the superficial level, the vow appears to restrict our ‘enjoyment’ yet as Rinpoche has elucidated, it is not our enjoyment of the music that is the problem but our attachment to that enjoyment. And that is the main problem of all our attachments – that we cling on to the attachment which is actually a mirage. It is inherently empty of existence yet we think it is solid and concrete and permanent and will bring permanent happiness. It is the same with everything else which we think brings us happiness – from a delicious meal (which is even faster to see as impermanent since we consume it!) to material objects, like a favourite outfit or accessory. Our attachments to all these create our suffering when we lose them. Once we realise that our attachments are the issue, we can reprogram ourselves to not place so much emphasis on these external factors. Easier said than done but we have to start somewhere.

  23. Albert Ratchaga on Jan 15, 2013 at 2:44 am

    Why listening to music is creating negative karma, it is not because the music itself is bad, but because it enhance our attachment, our past. Many times when we listen to music, physically we are listening to the music, but the fact is we are actually listening to our past, our memory.

    When we keep holding on our past, there is no way for us to let go. when we can’t let go, how can we gain attainment? activity that not helping us to gain attainment, that will be negative karma, because it will make us dwell more into the samsara.

  24. abby f on Jan 15, 2013 at 1:44 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for your kind answer! Vow is not to restrict us to do anything, but it is more to examine what our reaction is towards a particular vow. Like Rinpoche describe above, when we don’t get something then we get upset, that’s it. We should examine ourselves, why we get upset for it? How we should avoid getting upset? what really makes us upset?

    And when we can control our mind or not to attach or dependent on something else, then we are free and nothing can control our moods. Vow is not something to tell us what to do or why not to do, but vow tells us how we should control our mind and how we should see all our emotions. By controlling our mind, we get ‘freedom’ at some level.

  25. Julia Tan on Jul 10, 2012 at 1:16 am

    The answer is very clear and straight forward. The reason of taking vow is for us to let go of something such as.. not listening to the music, being vegetarian etc. Is to cut off our attachment. at the same time we also learn how to check and control our mind. It’s a way to change our perception and transform. Hence when we are holding our vows, it’s very good if we could do a mind check every night before we go to bed.

    Thank you Rinpoche

  26. Judy Lam on Jul 5, 2012 at 3:35 pm

    I find that we have different attachments at different stages of our lives. Therefore we need not focus so much on one thing and neglect the other, because there will come a time where you don’t even know you will miss the things that you spent so much time (and sometimes money) indulging in before. I respect people who hold their vows well, and if we don’t, we need to do a self-check and identify our attachments.

  27. David Lai on Jun 20, 2012 at 6:34 pm

    I think when we practice the Dharma, we must have an understanding of why we are refraining from the certain things mentioned in the vows. Without this understanding and contemplation over its meaning and purpose, it will be a meaningless robotic pursuit.

    I think a lot of practitioners are guilty of this including myself and so we do not create the merits necessary for real transformation to happen. When there’s no transformation, not only we don’t grow, when situations arise that creates doubts in our mind, we get swayed by our doubts. Hence, study, contemplation and meditation must go hand-in-hand.I don’t mean to give such a Dharma talk but when I see this post, I see the danger of knowing and not applying what we know.

  28. Andrew James Boon on Jun 20, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    This made me think certainly on how our mind works. When we are “forbidden” to do something we feel brings no harm and even in some instances gives us “pleasure”, we feel it to be a trap because we base the vow on “giving” up on something we like or want to do.

    However based on what I understood from Rinpoche’s explanation, it is not giving up on that very thing per se… it is looking deeper into our physche and coming to the realization it is the attachment to these things that we are actually giving up and not the thing or act itself. Because the thing or act itself is entirely dependent on our perception and attachment to it.

    e.g. In the simple example of playing the guitar, if it gives us so much pleasure to the point whereby it causes us displeasure when told we cannot play the guitar anymore is THE very attachment we need to rid off. It is NOT the playing of the guitar or the music in itself that is bad, it is the fact that we use the playing of guitar or the music as an attachment – giving us a false sense of pleasure.

    If playing the guitar or music gives us so call temporal pleasure and we realise it merely as that, “giving” it up should not matter in the least because, we know it is precisely that… a temporal pleasure which does not control us.

    Hence, for me, the lesson is that we are ultimately in control of our feeling of pleasures or displeasures and not the elements around us… and with that in mind we can have everything or lose everything it should not effect how we feel and we have some state of equilibrium. That to me would be the ultimate non-attachment.

  29. tenzin llhamo on Jun 20, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    It is so true. It is our perception of the things that we have hence the attachment that we currently have. When I first heard about the 8 precepts, I was like… I think I better do it when I am ready. But that readiness is still not here yet. At least now I am ready. I am learning everyday not be attached to many things because I was so attached to many things last time.Rinpoche’s reply is always precise, straight to the point and easy to understand. Thank you for such the meaningful question Mark and also Rinpoche for the explanation.

  30. skyong on Nov 20, 2011 at 1:45 am

    I noticed that whenever I am unhappy or down I listen to music. Other times when I am okay I don’t listen to music. Does this mean music is used as a distraction for my mind? The mind is seeking a place of relief from unhappiness? In music certain chords bring the feeling of lightness and high energy, while certain chords bring the feeling of heaviness and low energy. A not so attached mind is a peaceful and happy mind. External circumstances don’t bring the mind down or unhappy. So it doesn’t need that much music for self absorption?

  31. Uncle Eddie on Jun 7, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Yes every human being has perceptions of things, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on us. Fromthe core of our being we simply desire contentment. Contentment is the happiness in doing things that we like without limit. Contentment however big or small is always dictated by the mind. Of course it would be wise to establish a limitation of balance to whatever we do, but how many willbe able to achieve such a controllable habit. Hence, we have to devise an effective means to control our innermost mind to obiediently adhere to such a control. As practicioners of Buddhist faith, we believe vows are the most effective means to subdue our minds. Like our Guru said, vows are not to stop us from enjoying what we are doing, but purely to help us to step back to see the reality of our attachments, to overcome our wrong perceptions and impose a “balance of limitation”. Vows, therefore are in place to be used as push-buttons to check, examine and reflect our ourselves. Thank you, Rinpoche, once again for your valuable and wonderful teachings.

  32. Siong Woan on Jun 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the explanation, it really made me think and contemplate on all my attachments.. it’s time to step back and look inward..

    Thank you again.

    With folded hands
    Siong Woan

  33. Jessica Yap on Jun 5, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the blog post. I like how elaborate and direct the answers are. Rinpoche is always so skillful in answering questions. We are so blessed to be able to ask questions and have them answered by Rinpoche! Thank you Rinpoche. 🙂

  34. Steve Tobias on Jun 5, 2011 at 12:32 am

    Rinpoche’s response is very eloquently put and true.

    If Mark is reading then I’d like to point out for him that it is typical (for people like us at least) to just take the first five precepts (no killing, lying, stealing, sexual misconduct, drinking), except on special Buddhist holidays, therefore it is not “required” to refrain from eating after noon, not listening to music, and so forth, so no reason to be worried in the first place.

    Also in my own experience I was VERY into music and still am. However in the past few years I found myself refraining from listening to music until around 6 pm, as it made my mind distracted, more prone towards suffering, moving from one object to another, etc. So it was a personal choice not a vow in this instance.

    Here is one of my favorite “poems” from The Wheel of Sharp Weapons which Rinpoche told me to read:

    “(112) When musicians are playing a beautiful melody,
    Should we examine the sound they are making
    We would see that it does not exist by itself.
    But when we’re not making our formal analysis,
    Still there’s a beautiful tune to be heard,
    Which is merely a label on notes and on players
    That’s why lovely music can lighten sad hearts.

    (113) When we closely examine effects and their causes,
    We see that they both lack inherent existence:
    They can’t stand alone, either whole or apart,
    Yet there seem to exist independently rising
    And falling events, which, in fact, are conditioned
    By various forces, components and parts.
    It is this very level on which we experience
    Birth and our death and whatever life brings.
    So please, in this world of appearances only,
    Let’s always be sure what we do is of virtue
    And shun all those acts that would cause us great pain.”

  35. Sandy on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    I really enjoyed reading your response to such a fantastic question. I was asked the same question by a friend of mine when she asked me about the kind of vows monks take. I couldn’t give an insightful answer as yours (I had no clear understanding myself at the time), but I could understand why people see these things as an endeavour to limit enjoyment and restrict having fun.

    In fact, I’ve just this morning read a chapter in the book “god Is Not Great: How Religion Poisons Everything” where the author suggests that ALL religion relies on encouraging servitude among its followers and they most effectively do this by discouraging everything that is natural to humans and encouraging what is not (e.g. sex is evil, obedience and surrender to the masters is wonderful).

    However, as you clearly point out, listening to music isn’t bad within itself, nor (I presume) is sex or even consuming alcohol. Thanks to your explanation, I think I understand it a little better now. We rely on these kinds of things to the point of distraction where our minds constantly focus on the external pleasures and attachments, rather than focusing inwards in order to achieve a better understanding of ourselves.

    Even if the author of the book would claim you brainwash your students, or that any teacher aspires to the same aim, it’s easily disproved. If having lots of sex, listening constantly to music and getting drunk brought happiness, then – quite simply – why don’t these things bring happiness? In enjoying material things in abundance is the way to true lasting happiness, the majority of the word would be in blissful states. But it’s not.

    The ideal, it would seem, would be to establish a balance, but a lot of people are unable to do this (myself included, needless to say). If one could listen to music but not be so attached to it or rely upon it for one’s happiness, or if one could drink or have sex in a way that these things don’t end up “owning” you, there wouldn’t be so much of a problem, if we could simply take or leave these things as they are.

    But desire is insatiable. And all the while, in the futile attempt to satisfy our desires, we seem to be pulled further and further from gaining an understanding of our true selves and perhaps this is why these vows are in place – to allow us to hit the pause button for a time, stop, and reflect on who we really are?

    Thank you again for your response to Mark’s great question, Rinpoche – it’s always a pleasure to find new areas of contemplation.

    Kind regards,
    Sandy

    • Margaretlee on Jun 5, 2011 at 12:05 am

      Hi Sandy, I am very much in agreement in what you have just shared here. And perhaps the very reason why many do not want to engage in a spiritual path, or take up a faith is because of all the mis-conception that religions poison everything. Big words like renounciation could very easily scare most people away.

      It is great that these questions are raised by Mark and Tsem Rinpoche gave such a clear and thought provoking answer.

      I particularly like when you relate this to taking vows or why the vows are in place to help practitioners, like a pause button, allowing us to stop and reflect on ourselves.

      We all need many pause buttons….

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  • m.priyaa
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 10:10 PM
    மலேசியாவில் சீனர்கள், மலாய்க்காரர்களுக்கு அடுத்து இரண்டாவது அதிக எண்ணிக்கை கொண்ட இனமாகவும் இந்தியர்கள் நாட்டின் மூன்றாவது அதிக மக்கள் தொகை கொண்ட இனமாகவும் வாழ்கின்றார்கள். மலேசியாவில் வாழும் 31 மில்லியன் மக்களில் ஏறக்குறைய 6.9 மில்லியன் (அல்லது 22.6%) சீன இனத்தைச் சார்ந்தவர்களாவார்கள். இவற்றில், சில கிளை இனங்களும் மற்றும் அவர்களின் குறிப்பிட்ட‌ கிளைமொழிக‌ள் உதாரணத்திற்கு ஹோக்கியன், கந்தோனிஸ், ஹக்கா மற்றும் தியோசியூ போன்றவைகளும் அடங்கும்.
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 05:14 PM
    What we can learn from this post is humility: even though she was already “up there”, Bionic Woman continue to challenge herself and grow and develop with each challenge she faces. What I like about her the most is that nothing seem to be impossible and she is always very graceful in everything she does
    Thank you for sharing with us your good article and how even a series like Bionic Woman can inspire us to be better humans.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2rWnGgk
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 04:03 PM
    Kundos to the compassionate ATE members who helped a baby elephant fallen into a well. The members even risk theirs life to save the baby elephant nor matter how difficulties they faced. Amboseli Trust for Elephants or known as ATE is a long-term research project aims to ensure the long-term conservation and welfare of Africa’s elephants. It was started and managed by renowned elephant researcher, Cynthia Moss. Elephants are a threatened species in East Africa and now a little over 1500 African elephants left. The ATE is doing a good job or else the elephants will go extinct in the near future.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dramatic-rescue.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 04:01 PM
    Rinpoche is truly compassionate to all sentient beings. Rinpoche always care and love all his students, friends and those Rinpoche saw needed help. Rinpoche had showed us a very good example. Rinpoche have indeed helped countless of people in so many ways. Even though at times Rinpoche could not in person help, Rinpoche will sent his student to help those needed people. Tamedran Raj a young boy was in critical condition at a hospital . Sending his student over to attend to his parents and relatives with gifts, advices and even doing pujas for this boy. How fortunate , they are.
    This is one of many true story of Rinpoche has helped.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/tamedran-raj-in-critical-condition.html
  • Yee Yin
    Wednesday, Nov 20. 2019 03:32 PM
    Personally, I prefer to use herbs and natural remedies to heal my body. After all, chemicals can be harmful to our body. Herbs have been used as medicine or supplements for well-beings since the ancient time, they are proven to be effective. The effect of natural remedies might be slow but they are safe to use. Tibetan incense is made from many natural ingredients, not only it helps to calm our mind when we are doing meditation, it also contains healing property.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/herbs-used-to-purify-the-environment.html
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 11:29 PM
    Ra Lotsāwa Dorje Drakpa

    At the age of fourteen Ralo made his first trip to Kathmandu, arriving in Patan during a period of some political social instability, but great cultural fluorescence. Despite the considerable details of his sojourn there given in the (probably) thirteenth-century hagiography, recent scholarship has shown that little of the information given can be trusted, from the name of the monastery in which he resided to the circumstances of his ordination, where he was given the name Dorje Drak.

    Read more of the greatness of Ra Lotsāwa Dorje Drakpa: http://bit.ly/RaLotsāwa
  • Sofi
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 11:15 PM
    The Prophecy of the 16th Karmapa | 第十六世噶玛巴的预言

    According to an account in Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche’s collected works (sungbum), the Karmapa came across a statue of Dorje Drolo during an inspection of the new monastery. Dorje Drolo is a wrathful emanation of Guru Rinpoche. This particular image was pressing down upon a smaller figure of a monk with a round hat, under his feet, that resembled the Dharma protector Dorje Shugden. The Karmapa stood in the presence of the statue for a while and then pointed at the statue and asked, “Who is the person that ask for this statue to be made? This isn’t Nyingma nor Sakya, certainly not Gelug and not Kagyu either. I didn’t ask for it to be made! This is not one of the deities you can rely on…”

    Read more to find out what else did the 16th Karmapa say: http://bit.ly/ProphecyByKarmapa
  • m.priyaa
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 10:33 PM
    நன்றி ரின்போச்சே. நாம் அனைவ௫ம் மலேசியா நாட்டில் பிறந்ததற்க்கு பெ௫மைக் கொள்ள வேண்டும்.மலேசியா , மேற்கில் தீபகற்பமும் கிழக்கில் போர்னீயோ தீவின் ஒரு பகுதியையும் கொண்டுள்ளது. கடல் சூழ்ந்திருக்கும் மலேசிய நாட்டில் இயற்கையாகவே உலகின்‌ மிகச் சிறந்த கடற்கரைகள் உள்ளன. வருடம் முழுதும் வெப்ப மண்டல வானிலை கொண்டுள்ள மலேசியா, சுற்றுலா ஆசை கொண்ட பயணிகளுக்கும் சூரியன், மணல் மற்றும் கடல் ஆகியவற்றைக் கண்டுகளிக்க விரும்பும் சுற்றுப்பயணிகளுக்கும் மிகவும் பொறுத்தமான இடமாகும்
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 05:02 PM
    Thank you for the sharing. I have been learning on Buddhism religious practice recently and have encounter Buddhism practice reminds me more to Hinduism . There are a lot of common belief and same goes to the selection of deities, statues and their placing.

    The article have a lot of information and have provided me good deed to worship Lord Buddha in actual manner., as I have collected a few Buddha statues which was given to me has a gift. Thank you for the guide and advice.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 04:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this important write up. Still plenty to catch up to read and study the Ordinary Preliminaries. Without these preliminaries we won’t be able to purify negative karma and accumulate merits. It is important that we that we study, learn, and practice Dharma which is the only thing that can be of assistance to us. Life is short, do not waste our time, choosing Dharma is the best choice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 04:23 PM
    Our compassionate guru has showed us an example of a perfect Guru Devotion. Nor matter what ever happen , never gave up our Guru and his practice. Reading this article and listening to the Holy voice of HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is a blessing. Incredible indeed hearing him explaining all about the truth of the Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. We are so fortunate able to see those rare precious photos of a GREAT Master and teachings as well. Simply amazing.
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing with us this Dorje Shugden’s practice which have benefited many people with Chinese, Japanese, Nepali and Spanish subtitles.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 04:22 PM
    Denmark is a wind country, powered exclusively by wind as Denmark is no stranger to green energy. Denmark is home to some of the world’s leading wind energy companies. Many countries around the world are using wind power on a commercial basis. Denmark and Danish companies rank among the best when it comes to development, production and installation of wind turbines. Several countries have achieved relatively high levels of wind power penetration. China is one country that is catching up par with Denmark in recent survey. Wind energy does not pollute the environment as much as fossil fuels, coal and nuclear power do. Their only concerns have been raised over the noise produced by the rotor blades, visual impacts, and deaths of birds and bats that fly into the rotors. Some new knowledge for us to know.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/mindblowing.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Nov 19. 2019 03:01 PM
    So far, Tsem Rinpoche is the only lama I have come across who had been giving a lot of teachings of Vajrayogini. Rinpoche explained things is a very simple way so we can understand the profound Dharma. Without Rinpoche, I would never learn about Vajrayogini and I would never understand how precious this practice is. Tsem Rinpoche is very kind to always share many different practices with us so we can learn more and have more faith in Budhdism.

    We should start putting a Vajrayogini image on our altar and make offering to her to establish a connection with her. She is the most power higher tantra in our era. If we practise it well, it is possible that we ascend to her paradise in this life time.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/facebook-question-three-sacred-eyes-of-vajra-yogini.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Nov 18. 2019 04:29 PM
    There are so many sacred mountains in the world. Each of the sacred mountains have their own legends or stories behind them. Mount Kailash is the holiest place in the world viewed by different faiths .
    Some respect these mountain peaks so much that it is forbidden to climb them.For others, climbing the mountain is arduous and a form of purification. So they will climb it as a pilgrimage.Thank you for this nice write up.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2XqkhlS
  • Yee Yin
    Monday, Nov 18. 2019 02:02 PM
    There are other places in the world where people reported sightings of tall and hairy human-like creatures. In the Himalayan region, this type of creature is called Yeti. In China, it is called Yeren (wild man). In some Buddhist scriptures, there are also accounts on Yeti.

    I think the bigfoot must be real, or there will not be sightings of creatures like this reported in different places in the world. Sometimes, some creatures don’t like to be disturbed or disturb others, therefore they are hard to be sighted. We have to be opened minded to other beings and be respectful to them so we can live in harmony.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch/the-cowichan-people-gave-him-the-name-%e2%80%9cthumquas%e2%80%9d.html

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
7 months ago
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
7 months ago
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly animals liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh on Sunday. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Kechara Earth Project- 10/11/19
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Blowing Mantras onto the birds so that they will be have Dharma imprints and good rebirth. We dedicated today's event for Rinpoche’s swift return. ~Jacinta, KPSG
The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The last bird taking his flight of freedom. Be compassionate always. Be kind to animals ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Attended Dorje Shugden puja after our monthly Bird Liberation ~ Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Owen Liew offered incense to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Steve from Ipoh offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas prior to our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has completed our weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - Parent and children stayed together to do breathing meditation ~ 2018 Pilgrimage cum Camp, Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS
Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS parent and student visited Kechara Forest Retreat ~ Wesak Day for virtuous deeds and have fun together. Alice, KSDS
Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
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Wonderful to see these 2 siblings learn dharma together and pray to Manjushri before the class start. Alice, KSDS
The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest in the class of only 3 years ago learned how to do full lotus pose for breathing meditation session. Alice, KSDS
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The youngest group of KSDS are very helpful in arranging the seats before the class. Alice, KSDS
Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh Study Group carried out Mother Tara's prayer recitations on Sunday morning. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Group work activities during camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Ice breaking session. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Decorating Kechara Oasis, artwork dedication from Sunday class kids. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Chinese New Year activity during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- WOAH Camp 2017 , Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - KSDS camp in KFR, Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace led the teenage class on a blog chat article. Lin Mun KSDS
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Students and teachers were so excited with the performance hat. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Alice shared the biography of HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche to student. Lin Mun KSDS
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Class age 10-12 is lead by teacher Jayce. Lin Mun KSDS
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