Gratitude makes us happier

Aug 2, 2013 | Views: 1,112


(By Tsem Rinpoche)

When we are afraid to express gratitude, we don’t want to reveal what has been done for us and so we don’t have to ‘pay back’ nor remember. Also perhaps we don’t want others to know so we don’t have to ‘pay’ back…..then eventually we become angry and bitter because we are not being honest and true to others and ourselves.. we will not feel good when we just take, take and not give. We need to give and take and take and give then there is a balance. Balance is the key.

Example: A student takes a lot from the teacher eg teachings, love, advice, materials, care, etc and that is in the beginning. Student ‘returns’ or ‘pays’ back the kindness of the teacher by transforming, overcoming fears, helping others and doing less vice and more positive activity for oneself and society. So by a student showing gratitude or anyone showing any gratitude, it is ultimately a training of the mind to overcome self-centricity. Gratitude has that type of effect on our mind. Teacher and student is just one example as it can be applied to many other relationships as well. Gratitude is not meant to remind you negatively how you took something, but a quality in the mind to be developed. To develop the mind to higher thoughts and modes of conduct.

When we express gratitude, then we return it to others and others feel good you remembered. Then others respect you. When they respect you, you feel good about yourself giving little space for anger, hatred and negativity to arise. When you feel good about yourself, little space for negativity to arise and do harm.  You have nothing to hide, avoid or feel bad about when you express gratitude. Owing and gratitude are different. Owing is like a loan to the bank that you responsibly pay back. Gratitude is not being afraid to say you needed help, received it and will show the same to others. It is a positive state of mind to another sentient feeling being.

Showing gratitude is one of the best ways to not feel bad about what you received and to positively put you in a position you ‘have’ to give also.  It makes you give to others due to the mind being cultivated into higher mode of thought and conduct not guilt. When you give, then you feel good because innately we want to help others. When others are benefitted by us, we innately and naturally feel good. Feeling good can escalate into doing even more for others and vice versa. It just continues. Showing gratitude is acknowledging others can do more than you at the moment and you needed love, help and that is it ok to receive this. It counters jealousy and pride. Big enemies that make our minds unhappy. It also tells us that we are not bad people for needing love and help. Also that when we are ‘better’ we will help others back. It is a good way to live.

It is important to show gratitude in a way that trains our minds and it lets other people know they are appreciated. That is important in mind training. To appreciate the care, help and love you have received is a very strong component of happiness.

Training in gratitude is good for those who are in a secular life and especially good for those developing spiritual qualities of higher attainments, compassion, bodhi mind, wisdom. All good things arise from proper and consistent development within the fundamentals of which gratitude is one of them.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. Parth on Dec 26, 2018 at 6:30 pm

    A truly lovely and gentle reminder that “gratitude is the best attitude” both for secular and spiritual lives. And it also tells us that it’s okay to be *not enough* at times; let go of pride ; ask for help, love and guidance and to acknowledge it wholeheartedly 🙂

  2. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 24, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    This is a good reminder on how we feel when we have done something for others. We may easily forget on how good we feel when we are doing something for others. Yet it is important to reflect on this and how by overcoming negative emotions, we gain good feelings and even over time mind transformation.

    Negative emotions such as jealousy and pride will never make us happy, and will not make us connect to others but create a barrier.

    We need to remind ourselves that we need a balance between giving and receiving.

  3. Samfoonheei on Nov 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    very interesting…….yes i do agree gratitude makes us happier.As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them, Feeling gratitude, and expressing by giving,helping,love, caring to make someone happy.We always give and take and vice versa. It will change our life mightily to be a better person-I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness. To appreciate the care, help and love you have received is a very strong component of happiness which was well said by Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for all the teachings.

  4. Pee Bee Chong on Dec 27, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    Sometimes we are grateful of someone but we keep in our heart without expressing. We should express out and being honest and true to others and ourselves.

    It is a way that trains our minds and it lets other people know they are appreciated. Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing

  5. Nancy Loo on Jan 25, 2014 at 9:51 pm

    We were always being taught in school to repay kindness to those who have helped and kind to us but eventually upon stepping our feet to the samsaric world, to most of us this precious value has slowly diminished . In fact, there are few people in my life that I will always show gratitude to and I will take every opportunity to convey my thankfulness to and they will always be remembered. They are really the most respectable persons I have ever met. Once again, thank you Rinpoche for all your care for us and you will always be in my thoughts.

  6. Wylfred Ng on Dec 1, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing.

    I really feel happy that i am able to meet Dharma at my 20’s. I also want to say thannks to Rinpoche that created Kechara in Malaysia, so that i have a place to learn dharma.

    I also would like to say thanks to everyone in Kechara who have help me.

    Thanks everyone.

  7. Ck siah on Oct 16, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    感激之情,那首先我要感激尊贵的仁波切,他创办了克切拉佛教中心,让我们大家有个修佛和开示的机缘。我还要感激我这一世我所接触的每一位人,不管是小人还是贵人,他们都是我生命中的点点滴滴,给我尝尽生活中的酸,甜,苦,辣经历,让我的人生过得多姿多彩。也感激所有的有情众生。还有感激每一天,每一日我们生活在有佛法的世界里。

  8. Andrew James Boon on Sep 29, 2013 at 10:39 am

    I just wanted to add here that, we do not show gratitude as a means to make us happier… meaning the motivation behind the gratitude should be we want to do it not because it makes us feel good. If that is the case, we wont show gratitude if we were in a foul mood or dont feel like it. That is not right either.

    It is good to have the attitude, I feel, that when someone does something for you, a very simple heartfelt is needed. And this is not to want praise that you said thank you nor have some euphoria that you said thank you… it is just because you ARE thankful! If you do not feel that way, then don’t say it as it would just be empty words and I am pretty sure the recipient will feel it!

    Take for example this simple story shared here within this blog…

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/shocking-gratitude.html

    How incredibly touching! This simple illustration will tell us where our mind is… how many of us has actually thanked our parents for our education or do we take it for granted that it is their duty!!! Reflect upon this. It is quite astonishing how many of us DO NOT say a simple thank you even for this!

  9. Patsy on Sep 18, 2013 at 7:04 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this teaching. Yes we must be appreciative of what others had done for us and we should express our gratitude and be grateful. This is very basic human ethics yet not many are able to develop this qualities because of ego.

    We can express our gratitude by saying Thank You with a genuine smile or help in any way we can to the giver. By showing gratitude, we create the positive energy for us to be happier knowing that the other person will also be happier by our positive actions and thoughts.

  10. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 18, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious teaching.Gratitude, as Rinpoche, has shown us here, is such a beautiful and powerful virtuous ’emotion’. When we express gratitude ,we are cultivating a positive attitude and state of mind to replace a habituated negative attitude of not caring about people enough to show appreciation for their kindness.

    Gratitude expressed sincerely is a form of giving and opening of our minds up to love and compassion, and of overcoming our self-centeredness in the process.In the example of our Guru who has given us so much, we will have to transform our minds in order to sincerely show our gratitude to him. Transforming our minds is for our benefit, as it puts us on a trajectory towards ultimate peace and happiness.

  11. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Sep 14, 2013 at 9:07 pm

    Gratitude doesn’t just make us happier but make the people who gave us help happier and felt appreciated. It’s important to make people around us feel happy so that things can work much more easier and better. Gratitude by any means can be anything like simple “Thank you.” to the waitress or waiter, to the sweeper or the cleaner in the office. Let us develop the habit of saying “Thank you”, then from there on real gratitude can be shown by giving gifts, help and care to others.

  12. Jim Yeh on Sep 10, 2013 at 2:28 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this post about gratitude.

    From what I understand, expressing gratitude shows that we acknowledge the amount of effort and care the other person has put into assisting us at the moment. And when we don’t express gratitude it makes us look selfish and careless.

    Gratitude helps cure some of our mental afflictions as well, like depression or just the general feeling of being unlucky at the moment. But if we think about what we have now and be grateful, it definitely puts our lives in perspective and we realize things weren’t so morose as we project them to be. e.g. “I *hate* my job! But hang on…When I think about it, at least I *have* a job and it helps provide my belly with warm food (which keeps me alive). Whereas others are not so fortunate to even have a job.”

    Much like the teaching Rinpoche gave about “Jealousy.” We can definitely counter jealousy and selfishness by rejoicing when others succeed, and by being grateful when someone is in a better position to help us. Certainly it’s what we want others to feel when we’re a little ahead in life.

    From my personal experience, it took a lot of effort for me to show gratitude and rejoice for others at first. It felt “unnatural” and it’s still a work-in-progress.

    Rinpoche’s teachings does help us gain a deeper understanding on “Karma” and why we must express gratitude or be happy for someone.

  13. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 27, 2013 at 11:40 pm

    Not to have gratitude means no one has done anything nice or of benefit to you. Is that the truth?

    How can anyone go through life and not have anyone ever helped us or benefitted in any shape or form. It simply does not make sense. If no one has ever done anything to help and of benefit to you, then I suppose one has the right to be angry and unhappy all the time.

  14. adelinewoon on Aug 12, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Being grateful is the very basic and important qualities that we should have. Being grateful lead us to see how we are interrelated with each other – animals, humans, planet etc. There is no way we can live by not depending on others. We need the come together of our parents to be born in this world. We need our parents to care and nurture us. We need the teachers to teach us so we can learn. We need the farmers to go to the field for us to have food. We need the tailor to make clothes for us to wear. We need the doctors & nurses to be well-trained so we are save from illnesses. We need our spiritual guide to grow internally. The list can go on and on. The point is without others, we can not live. How can we not be grateful?

  15. Ching on Aug 9, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Good morning, Tsem Rinpoche.

    A BIG THANK YOU! It’s reminds me to feel gratitude of the scarifies of my PARENTS, and to those whom have touch my lives directly & indirectly. 🙂

    Once a again, THANKS for all of these wonderful sharings. <3

  16. Cliff on Aug 8, 2013 at 9:55 pm

    Showing gratitude is a good way to practice buddhism, even if someone hasnt done anything good to you, showing gratitude towards them for just being the person that they are is still a nice practice. Giving or doing something nice to someone could have the effect of them being nice towards someone else and that could spark a chain. I find this teaching very interesting because I have felt sometimes where someone gave or did something for me, i “feel oblige” to having to return the favour even if they didn’t ask. I think that just influences a negative thinking, returning a favour without the sincerity of appreciating what they had really done for me. Where as showing gratitude is showing that we sincerely really want to show how much we appreciate what they have done for us. I really like what Rinpoche said “Gratitude is not meant to remind you negatively how you took something, but a quality in the mind to be developed. To develop the mind to higher thoughts and modes of conduct.”. Thank you for your kind teaching Rinpoche.

  17. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Aug 7, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for continuously showering us with many valuable teachings. I always feel like i want to repay more kindness for anyone who has helped me before, rather than just say two words ‘Thank you’.

  18. Julien Roth on Aug 6, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Thank you for sharing this Rinpoche. This message will stay in my mind. I agree with every word Rinpoche has said here. Gratitude is always good and make people happier.

  19. Shelly tai on Aug 6, 2013 at 4:28 pm

    Shelly tai on 6 August 2013 at 418pm
    Gratitude is something need to be develope especially children because I have come across a lot of young people now do not know how to repay kindness to the elder especially their own parent this youngster has developed a very self center attitude they only care about their own need and want they do not care how others feel or how they can help others. This is very sad to see because a lot of the parents nowadays do not pratices dharma so they do not know how to teach their own kids. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing us this teaching.

  20. Datuk May on Aug 6, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Sorry to say, but the inability to show gratitude is the result of bad upbringing where ”things are taken for granted” as though the world owes you.

    At the same time when some one helps us and we show gratitude it is a form or acknowledging that we need to learn everyday in our lives and from learning we progress.

    It is sheer arrogance not to be able to show gratitude and the best way to hide our incompetence and failure.

    Gratitude is very empowering as we will remember those who had so kindly given us in any manner that we needed at that moment and with gratitude to kindness and generosity by others, we can also practise same.

  21. Lucy Yap on Aug 6, 2013 at 12:52 pm

    Too many times we skimp on the thank you’s because something has happened so often it’s become routine or we figure the person already knows how thankful we are for them.A mind or soul filled with gratitude is an absence of a selfish mind.Gratitude is the sincere love and thanks we can humbly share with others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this beautiful teaching.

  22. hecelus tan on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for giving explanation on gratitude this topic. I am trying to pay back Rinpoche’s kindness by being a volunteer at KFR every weekend but I know that won’t enough because what I have received from Rinpoche and kecharian was too much. Rinpoche also talked about payback Guru’s kindness by being a virtuous person and transforming one’s mind into positive. Even though sometimes I will still err but I realized that it is better to make a change instead of being regret on my own mistakes.

  23. henry ooi on Aug 5, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Just a word yet can profoundly help so many others in return in so many ways.tegion t

  24. beatrix ooi on Aug 4, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Showing gratitude is one of the best things we can give to the people who have helped us in many different kind of ways. It will make the person think that you actually appreciate him/her for helping you, and eventually become great friends or family. And of course, during the process, we can’t expect others to give us anything in return, we must not do it with a greedy mind or else it would not be showing others gratitude already. When we appreciate someone, that someone must has helped us a lot, so we can’t expect anything more from him/her..
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  25. fang on Aug 4, 2013 at 10:20 pm

    Gratitude is a great teacher. It teaches me to be humble, to be grateful of everything regardless of size nor importance and most of all, gratitude teaches me to give. Thank you for the teaching on this very important life lesson, Rinpoche.

    much care + respect,
    fang

  26. Sean Wang on Aug 4, 2013 at 7:54 pm

    Gratitude is a key part of peoples lives. If you show gratitude, it shows you do care about what was given to you and you will become happier. If you were given something, don’t ask for more as that is lack of gratitude. Instead of wondering why the glass is hall empty, be grateful you got the glass of water in the first place.

  27. Andrew Boon on Aug 4, 2013 at 3:37 pm

    Very apt teaching. In this day an age, where degeneration is rampant in spirituality as well as society, when one receives, one thinks they deserve it and therefore there is no need say the very fundamental words of gratitude, “thank you!”.

    I recall as a child, I would be sternly reprimanded for not saying those two very short but important words, so much so it was instilled in my mind that, when receiving it is imperative that we have gratitude.

    However, saying those two words alone as mere utterances from habit does not help either. What is important is that we have genuine gratitude when someone goes out of their way, or does something they do not need to do for you. It could be from the smallest gesture of opening a door, to a life saving gesture of CPR and all the varying deeds in between.

  28. KH Ng on Aug 4, 2013 at 1:26 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank for this very important teaching. Gratitude comes hand in hand with Generosity . It is the comrade of generosity in that it is the giving up of our ego of pride and jealousy and make us feel good is a very positive way. It definitely will be reciprocated by others and will feed the positive aspect in us to continue to give and give and be grateful. It provides the basis and reinforces further positive actions and results in secular endeavors and spiritual practice.

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  30. Sean Pang on Aug 2, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank You for this post on Gratitude.

    It is indeed sad that we have regressed into a society that draws “joy” from only taking and deems giving as painful. Even the basic “Thank you” has been reduced to an automatic lip-service and we seem to have forgotten how to appreciate. Gratitude has precious little space left nowadays.

    For me, facing down fears and killing bloated egos would be an excellent way to start feeling gratitude. Fears can be countered if we accept help from people with real wisdom and compassion but egos block them out. When we have fears, we tend to either run away from them or we mask our fears by putting up a show. I know – I did both. When you run, your fears follow and will catch up with you someday. There’s just no running away from fears inside you. So, if you can’t run, you put on a mask so that the world won’t see your weaknesses. After a while, you will start imposing this mask on everyone until the day comes when you’ve successfully “forgotten” who you really are. Does that change anything though? No, the fears are still there.

    Ronald Reagan once warned terrorists, “You can run but you can’t hide.”. But against the ultimate terrorist – ourselves – You CAN’T run AND you CAN’T hide!

    Rinpoche’s teachings helped me strip down the many layers of masks I’ve put on over the years to escape my past, to hide my fears. I’m beginning to find myself again. Yes, a “student ‘returns’ or ‘pays’ back the kindness of the teacher by transforming, overcoming fears, helping others and doing less vice and more positive activity for oneself and society.”. I’m doing all of the above. I’ve changed and I’m still changing – for the better. Rinpoche teaches not to hear the words “Thank You”. Rinpoche teaches so that we can benefit through our own efforts. For this, I’m deeply grateful to Rinpoche, my Guru.

    To everyone out there: before automatically saying “Thank you” in the future, think of what the other person has said or done for you – no matter how small – and recognise that you have benefitted from it, THEN go ahead and say “Thank you” with a genuine smile.

    With love, respect and folded hands,

    Sean in Shanghai

  31. Sofi on Aug 2, 2013 at 9:00 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. I will definitely keep this teaching in mind. I really don’t feel that there is any need not to express our gratitude (by speech or actions), especially when we had received. Its just like saying “Thank you” when you receive something. Its a showing of appreciation in receiving and that you value it. Although having said that, we should always give without expecting “gratitude” in return (pure motivation). Sometimes we may not have the opportunity to show our gratitude towards the giver, we can always transfer the kind act to someone else who is in need.

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    In Mongolia, there was also a trained oracle who could take trance of Dorje Shugden, Nechung and Tsui Marpo. He was called Chojin Lama, who was also the brother of the 8th reincarnation of the Jebtsundamba Khutuktu. It is quite interesting that Chojin Lama was taking trance of Nechung at the same time. So back then, Nechung and Dorje Shugden didn’t have any conflict at all until recent years.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:27 PM
    Dorje Shugden may be painted in different styles, but the iconography is still the same as described in the scripture. Therefore it is safe for us to download a copy to make offerings to or to bless our environment. Tsem Rinpoche is always so creative in bringing Dharma to people. Thank you Rinpoche for making it so easy for us to get the necessary for our practice.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/which-dorje-shugden-style-is-your-favourite.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:22 PM
    If we are a serious Buddhist practitioner, we have to always choose our guru. We see our guru as the Buddha and our spiritual guide, he is here to help us get out of sufferings and to achieve enlightenment, he will never harm us. No one else has the capability to do that. When we have found our teacher, we have to be loyal to him, always think of his kindness. Our guru is not related to us by blood but he is very kind to take the responsibility to teach us and guide us so we can transform our mind and be happy. We must always remember his kindness and never forget, never abandon our guru.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choose-your-guru-always.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 06:12 PM
    Vegetarianism has become very popular for the past 10 years, I was more exposed to vegetarianism by then but I was still eating meat until I have started to read more about animal cruelty on Rinpoche’s blogs. It is very heart-breaking to see how the animals have to suffer before ending up on our plate.

    Since I have a choice but the animals don’t, the only way for me to help them is not to eat meat so there will be less demand. By cutting down the demand for the meat, we are helping to reduce the suffering of the animals. It also is a way to develop compassion. Most importantly a vegetarian diet is a healthier choice as it reduces the risk of getting cancer and heart diseases.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/kid-finds-chicken-organ-in-kfc-meal.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 03:15 PM
    The 4th Takpu Pemavajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was the guru of Pabongkha Rinpoche. He was the one who traveled to Tushita heaven and received the Dorje Shugden practice from Dorje Shugden himself. The practice was then passed down to Pabongkha Rinpoche. Apart from having a vision of Dorje Shugden, the 4th Takpu Pemevajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was said to have direct visions of sixty-two deity body mandala of Heruka Cakrasamvara and Tara.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
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  • Stella Cheang
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 12:26 PM
    The Egyptian pantheon of Gods is probably one with the most complex stories and legends which are largely associated with the underworld or the sun. Osiris, the God of Death thereby is one of the most significant ones. It is very interesting to read that Osiris was killed in a violent and brutal manner because of the jealousy of his brother. It goes to show there are jealousy and afflictive emotions in the god realms too. It is very interesting to note that the Egyptian believed that offering to the God of Death is obligatory as the offerings feed the God and in return humans will be bestowed with blessings and protections.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/osiris-the-egyptian-god-of-the-underworld.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 05:33 AM
    Dharma Protectors of Tibetan Buddhism

    In Tibetan Buddhism, we have the kind Dharma protectors who had pledged to protect the Dharma practitioners and the spread of Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. Learn of the different Dharma Protectors and their various functions here. Ever so interesting and do share if you have a favourite protector.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dharma-protectors-of-tibetan-buddhism.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 05:23 AM
    Wonderful Russia

    Russia had always been such a draw for many as the opponent of the USA with all the James Bond movies watched. Espionage and spy games dominate our idea associated with Russia. Well, this article shows a complete Russia that is beautiful and rich in history. Maybe it will be your next holiday destination in the planning. Have a read and fall in love with “Wonderful Russia”.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-russia.html
  • Sofi
    Sunday, Feb 17. 2019 05:14 AM
    How to Purify Your Karma in Kechara Forest Retreat

    Take a break from the city to visit Kechara Forest Retreat and while you are here, view it as the holy place that it is. Receive the blessings and connect stronger to your spirituality with the compassion of the Buddhas. If you have extra time, volunteer yourself as we would welcome your participation in keeping Kechara Forest Retreat at its best for the benefit of others. Best of all your merit bank will be the so much happier too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Feb 16. 2019 09:45 PM
    This is great info. I have this problem a few years back and sometimes the pain can be intense and I have to take painkiller. I am lucky that I have found the right treatment and advise from a physiotherapy. While acupuncture treatments help but it only relief the pain for a short term. I think it is always important for us to know the cause and be aware of the position when engaging in any activities even as simple as standing and sitting. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this info.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/do-you-have-piriformis-syndrome

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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).
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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 .
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Great father and son team at Kechara Forest Retreat harvesting vegetables.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Plse take a peek at this one. Cute and interesting. Don\'t miss it: 




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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. :)
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Doing Dharma work and a powerful motivation: https://bit.ly/2EXfeTh
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Another piece of beautiful artwork for you to enjoy-please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The Reputation of Brave Venerable Geshe Tsultrim Tenzin- https://bit.ly/2RhoWpr
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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
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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.
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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
    3 months ago
    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
    3 months ago
    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
    3 months ago
    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
    3 months ago
    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.
    3 months ago
    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
    3 months ago
    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
    3 months ago
    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
    3 months ago
    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.
    3 months ago
    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
    4 months ago
    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
    4 months ago
    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
    4 months ago
    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
    4 months ago
    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
    4 months ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • 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!
    4 months ago
    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!
  • Neat little video
    4 months ago
    Neat little video
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    1 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    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
    1 years ago
    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.
    1 years ago
    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
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    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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Today KISG has carried out our monthly animals liberation activity in DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Today KISG has carried out our monthly animals liberation activity in DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
15 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
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2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
19 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
19 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
19 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
19 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!!!Will done children..Next week will continue again thank you Teacher Laura Yee. Ksds Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, Cherng Cherng's drawing so nice! Will done..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
19 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class..Art and Fun time, Cherng Cherng's drawing so nice! Will done..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
2 to 6 year old class.Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!Will done children..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
19 hours ago
2 to 6 year old class.Art and Fun time, they are so create and look at their drawing so nice!Will done children..Next week will continue again.thank you Teacher Laura Yee. KSDS Asyley Chia
Teacher Asyley and Teacher Melinda gave some brief explanation to students on Rinpoche’s biography. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Asyley and Teacher Melinda gave some brief explanation to students on Rinpoche’s biography. Lin Mun KSDS
The children are so cute  They took  picture in front of Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
The children are so cute They took picture in front of Rinpoche. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley takes good care of the students. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Asyley takes good care of the students. Lin Mun KSDS
Glad that children engage in dharma from young. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Glad that children engage in dharma from young. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Kien lead the prostration and mantra chanting before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Kien lead the prostration and mantra chanting before the start of the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
Students collecting the art stone done by them. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Students collecting the art stone done by them. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Melinda is guiding the youngest students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Teacher Melinda is guiding the youngest students to do prostration. Lin Mun KSDS
We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers from #Ipoh for assisting us in surplus rescue from #Tesco and #Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
We would like to thank our dedicated volunteers from #Ipoh for assisting us in surplus rescue from #Tesco and #Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thank you very much to Heriot Watt University students and staffs from Asiapay for participating our foodbank delivery activity today. Both groups assisted us in delivering dry provisions and also surplus vegetables rescued from Tesco and Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
2 days ago
Thank you very much to Heriot Watt University students and staffs from Asiapay for participating our foodbank delivery activity today. Both groups assisted us in delivering dry provisions and also surplus vegetables rescued from Tesco and Aeon. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Pastor Han Nee blessing the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad parents & students come together every month to do animal liberation. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
So glad parents & students come together every month to do animal liberation. Lin Mun KSDS
Both mother and daughter are active is Dharma School and the activities. Lin Mun KSDS
1 week ago
Both mother and daughter are active is Dharma School and the activities. Lin Mun KSDS
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