如何在克切拉禅修林净罪

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致世界各地的朋友们:

我的其中一位弟子,郭宭菖因为心疾的缘故,身体一直不太好。虽然他去医院做了手术,但他的身体情况很是让我担忧,于是我邀请他入住克切拉禅修林的“杜噶公寓”(弟子的宿舍)数星期好好修养,而且还能得到师兄们的陪伴和照料,不会孤单一人。

近日我见他在“杜噶公寓”走动,灵机一动想到他和其他人可以在克切拉禅修林做的净罪修持。是郭宭菖给了我开示的灵感,因为我想让他修个法门。我给他修的,是基于我本身非常喜欢的净罪修持法之一的“三十五佛忏”。“三十五佛忏”也是各宗派——宁玛、噶举、萨迦、格鲁派行者所修的法门。此修持法对治愈身体疾病、延寿、除障及在心中生起善德特别有效。

郭宭菖经历了一次十分险峻的手术,但他意志非常坚定,也有足够的功德,于是便存活下来了。他个性和善,话不多但能做事。他随时都能伸出援手,性子直,心地很是善良。接下去我将开示的净罪修持,不管是对郭宭菖,还是对其他在克切拉禅修林的人,甚至是未来会前来这里的人,世界各个角落的人,都会有莫大的助益。这项净罪修持若能在克切拉禅修林的金刚瑜伽母佛塔及其他圣像前修,其效果会更佳。

以下是我针对“三十五佛忏”净罪修持的目的和益处的开示。内容涵盖如何将大跪拜结合在这项修持中,以及为有意修此法的初学者提供指导的指南。我的这段开示(编辑:开示原文为英文)已被译成汉文、尼泊尔文藏文

我恳请大家怀着一颗喜悦、积极的心跟每一个人分享以下开示,因为我们必定能利益有需要的人。不管他们最终会不会修,那是他们的选择。日日怀着一颗希望助人的心而活,本身就是美事一桩。

愿吉祥如意。

詹杜固仁波切敬启

 

文本:如何在克切拉禅修林净罪

我执心造业。何谓我执心?我执心执着于世间万法皆为实,并且认为自己(“我”)是最重要的,其他人都无关痛痒。我的人生,我的水,我的快乐,我我我我我。怀着这么样一颗心的人总是只想到自己、执着于自我、为自己做事及只关心自己。即使他们安坐一处什么都不做,他们依然在造恶业。

因此,一个非常自私自利的人,即便他们什么都不做,不吃不睡不杀生,不看书什么都不做,他们依然能造恶业。这是因为他们那颗怀着以唯我独尊的心本身就能造恶业。于是,别以为沉睡的我们就不会造恶业。这样的心本身就能造恶业,而且还能使过去造下但未成熟之业成熟。

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这样的心也会使我们造下越来越多的恶业,并且将会是我们不断投生恶趣,或滞留娑婆的主因。我们受困于娑婆轮回中的主因,正是这种心所致。这种心若是无比强烈,我们不仅会投生于娑婆中,我们还会视娑婆为一大乐处,为一片乐土,娑婆还甚至是个美不胜收、奇妙生趣的所在,即使我们已经陷于娑婆中无数次。

你就如一条金鱼一样。人们说鱼缸里的金鱼是不会生闷的,我不确定这种说法,但人们说因为金鱼的记忆只有两三秒这么长,所以当金鱼游向缸中的某个角落,它却以为自己到了新地方。两三秒后它又转身游向缸中的另一处,对它而言,又是游到了一个新地方,因为它对自己的所到之处没有记忆。理论上,金鱼不会感觉闷,即便它们的鱼缸很小,因为它们的记忆太短暂了。

同样的,我们当中有的人认为娑婆新鲜好玩,因为我们的记忆过于短暂。于是,即使娑婆中没有我们未踏足之地,没有我们未吃过的美食,没有我们未见过的人,没有我们未做过的事,没有我们未当过的角色……娑婆中的每一件事,我们都做过了,而且或许还做了无数遍,只是我们记不起来了。于是我们才认为世间的事物都是新鲜的,我们会想“哦,我还年轻,我应该去享受生命”;”哦,我年老了,是时候享受人生了“;”哦,我终于有闲暇的时间了,我应该去享乐了“;”哦,我病了,现在不享受更待何时?“ 我们经常这么想,就如鱼缸中的金鱼一样。

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怀着这种心将会造下让我们痛苦的业。为什么呢?因为如果我们踩入泥沼之中,如果我们身处树林之中,或是站在繁忙的交通中央,那是相当危险的。如果我们在树林中没有做好防范措施,我们或会得莱姆病,或会着凉,或会被动物叮咬撕咬;如果我们站在路中间,我们或会被车子撞倒。我的意思是,这些都是危险的地方,如果我们身处正中央。娑婆就是这么样的一个地方。即使我们出生在娑婆最安全的地方,好比一个没有地震、天灾的小村落,即使是出生在最安全的地方,我们还是会生病,会变老,会失去亲友,我们依然会感到失望,依然会有人在背后中伤自己,会遇见不可信的人,会有没办法完成的梦想。这一切都会发生,因为我们的我执心在作祟。

因此,只要你身处娑婆,你必定会造业。关键在于:你会造多少业,以及你会引发多少业成熟。若我们有我执心,我们会引发业的成熟。你知道为什么吗?因为我们用我执的态度看每一件事物,每一个情境,每一个人,每一个状况。好比如说一个非常自私的人看见甲,他会心想:“我可以从甲身上拿到多少钱呢?我可以从甲身上拿到什么呢?甲可以怎么帮到我呢?哦,甲帮不了我,我不需要跟甲做朋友,我不需要甲。哦不,我还是跟甲做朋友好了,或许将来甲可以给帮助。“ 如果你带着这种我执的态度,什么都以自我为中心,那么你看见甲的时候,你满脑只会想着自己可以怎么利用他。

再好比我是一个我执心没那么强的人。当我看到甲,我会心想:“哦,甲可能是个好人,或许我可以跟甲做个朋友。或许有的时候我可以跟甲出去吃顿饭,我们或许可以聊聊,我们或许有相同的嗜好,或许我们可以一起画画、听听音乐。或许甲可以向我介绍他的朋友。我也可以向甲介绍我的朋友。我们可以做朋友。”

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你如何看待甲反映出你的心境。一个凡事只顾自己的人,一个自我非常强烈的人,关于他的一切都会出错,他们周遭的一切都有错处——每个人都是错的,他们所碰见的事都有错,每个人都错了,只有他们是对的。如果每个人都是错的,而你是对的,那么显而易见的,你是一个自顾自,我执心非常强烈的人。这么说不是要标签你为好人还是坏人,它就是一个指标。为什么呢?因为你看待万物都以你自身的利益出发,如果事物对你没有益处,那就没意思。对你来说就是如此“简单”。

于是,当你造下并积累如此的业——若造下的是身业,那业报就会成熟于身;如果造下的是意业,那业报就会成熟于意;如果造下的是口业,那业报就会成熟于口。不管是我们造下口业或引发口业成熟,这种业报都将影响我们的身心。同理,若引发身业成熟,我们的口和心都会受影响;若引发意业成熟或造意业,那我们的恶念就会透过恶语展现出来,或是我们会做出恶行,进而引发如杀生、殴打、伤害他人或邪淫等身恶业的成熟。于是,若我们做出恶行,恶行的举动必定也会荼毒我们的内心。同理,若我们口出恶语,它必将也会影响身与心。这是因为身、语(口)、意三者间相互关联。

因此,当我们不断不断的造业,我们就好像风车一样,一直随风不停转动。我们的心或多或少就像风车一样,因此,终止这样的循环十分重要。话虽这么说,要打破这样的循环并不是件易事,我们需要耗费极大的力气。要学佛,我们首先得把心态调正;要实修教法,我们也需拥有正确的心态、福德资粮,乃至需要找到一名上师,也要值遇佛法。再者,要实修佛法,我们需要有佛出世,也需要一个佛法盛行、有利于修行的环境;再来,我们的生命中也不能有过多会阻碍我们修行的各种灾难。

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因此,修行需要无数条件促成,而那些促成我们修行的条件也是极为难得的。一切条件圆满或近乎圆满是极为难得的。对我们这些就在圣教中者,我们拥有的条件已是近乎圆满,这样的机会不会再来。值遇佛法,值遇上师,遇佛法住世,有他悲悯(具备施主及同修的支持,有道场和佛友等顺缘),这一切实在难得。能具足这一切修行的条件,必是你宿世造下的善业成熟所致。

为了能持续拥有这些顺缘和圆满,我们必须累积大量福德资粮、净化大量罪业,做到集资净罪。净化罪业的过程是什么?那是净化潜伏的业——已造下但尚未成熟的业。只要业还未成熟,你就不会受到业报。因此我们才需要在业成熟前净化它,一旦业已成熟,那就无从净化了。好比你本会经历一次交通事故,但那个业还未成熟,所以你没有遇上车祸,也就不必付巨额维修汽车,不用伤及身体,或伤害身边的其他人,或甚至撞上另一个人或撞坏某栋建筑。在交通事故的业成熟前,如果你净除这个罪业,那你就不会经历该业报。重点在于业成熟前净除它。我们可以透过身、语、意的修行来净除罪业。

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以下本尊的修持法门能帮助我们净除罪业:长寿三尊(尊胜佛母、无量寿佛、白度母)、叶衣佛母、忿怒秽迹母或多杰南炯(摧破金刚)。三十五佛及其他本尊如金刚萨垛、黑文殊、药师佛都是能有效帮助我们净除罪业的本尊。这些本尊的修持法门能净除天灾的罪业、罹患精神疾病及遭受血光之灾的罪业。药师佛是我们可皈依的具足威力的对象。

关键来了:从事佛法工作的人会想:哦,我在做佛法事业,我已经在累积福德资粮了,额外的修行我就不必做了。这个说法没有不对,但前提是,你做佛法工作的发心必须是圆满的,你的心必须是平衡的,你必须确保你的发心长时都是纯净的。因为若你在做佛法工作时因各种原因没把工作做好而给人添麻烦,那就不是佛法工作了;你若没听清楚指示而出现失误,那也不是佛法工作;你若经常不按时完成工作,旁人必须对你三催四请,那不算是佛法工作;你若没有按要求妥善完成工作,也没有尽全力把工作做好,那也不是佛法工作;你若在工作上与另一个人发生纷争,然后带着愤怒工作,那更不是佛法工作。因此,单靠我们所做的佛法工作充作纯净的修行和集资是不足够的。

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正因为如此,做补充的修行非常重要。补充修行包括哪些呢?此处列举一些例子:转佛、大跪拜、净罪修持、诵咒、禅修、打扫佛寺、侍奉上师、打扫上师住处,或替师浴身足。说到此处,当我们在修闭关时,其中一个你会梦见的殊胜梦境就是我们替上师浴身足、清洗衣物,清洗或替他的住处或房间扫尘。密续经典里就有记载这一说法,写道若行者有这样的梦境,那就是我们的罪业已获净除,或我们正在净除罪业的明显征兆。

许多年前我曾在北印度的拉达克修过闭关,在那期间,我做了一些梦。当时候我修一个大威德金刚闭关,每一日修四个时段,一共诵了70万次的大威德金刚长咒和禅修。接着我便梦见我替嘉杰宋仁波切浴身足——嘉杰宋仁波切就在我位于美国新泽西家中的经堂,我也在那里。我替仁波切脱下衣物,他仅穿着底衣。随后我非常有幸地替仁波切浴身足,然后再替仁波切更衣。我做了那样的梦。

我的根本上师——嘉杰宋仁波切与我

我的根本上师——嘉杰宋仁波切与我

那个时候我并不知道那是殊胜的梦境,但我还是向资助我闭关,并且借宿于我的一位高僧说起这事。听完之后他说:“哦,那是非常殊胜的梦境”。“为什么这么说?”我问道。“因为不管你梦见你为上师浴身足或清洗上师的任何东西,那都是非常殊胜的。你的上师并无污垢,但由于上师对你而言是佛,替上师浴身足或清洗他的住处,背后其实象征你在洗净你内心的污垢“。他这样回答道。”哇,那就太好了“。在那之前我对这样的梦境背后有什么意义一无所知,也没有过这样的梦。于是一问之下便得知原来有这样的象征意义。我在这里跟大家分享这位高僧告诉我的话。

净罪的修持有很多,而最为有效的净罪修持,但也是我们目前尚未有能力做的便是观修空性。若我们研读尤其是龙树菩萨的《中观》;若我们研读至尊嘉杰帕绷喀金刚持在“菩提道次第”中的空性教诲;若我们对空性稍做研读,不论我们懂的多不多,我们观修之,我们视之为至宝敬重之,我们思维之,亦能起净罪之效。

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为何如此?因为空性和空性的教诲直接对治我们的我执(心)。由于是直接对治我们的我执,因此也就断了造恶业的源头。这种情况就犹如在火上浇水。当你在火上浇水,你是在着火的源头浇水。好比一个帐篷着火了,连着旁边的树叶也着火了。如果此时你在树叶上浇水,那是徒劳的,你必须直接把水浇在火源上。

因此,观修空性、研读空性或实修空性是非常有力的净罪方法。你们当中有些人是受中文教育的,你们可以找好一些关于龙树菩萨《中观》的汉译书籍来读读。书中内容或会让你们大开眼界,因为你会读不明白,但是没关系,就是要你读不明白,那么你才会反复阅读,然后随着你累积更多福德资粮,你就能理解那些内容。

寺院内,空性(藏语称“乌玛”)是最后一个学科。我们当中有的人比较幸运能在更早些,像是七八年之前就能学习空性,得以上空性的前行课。传统上,空性是学僧研读的最后一个学科,到了那个时候,学僧一般已有25或30岁。在学习空性之前,假设今年你已经修成所有学科,明年就要学习空性了,那么今年,你会看到大批僧人前去菩提迦耶做大跪拜,总量高达10万次的大跪拜。他们也会到菩提迦耶修金刚萨垛、大威德金刚的闭关,或做大量大跪拜和禅修,或是留在寺院修大量闭关或转佛。

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大批僧人这么做是为什么?他们是为空性(“乌玛”)课做准备。从一开始的初级班的50-60名同学一起学习,一直到“乌玛”班,班上或许只会剩下四至五名同学。那些辍学的僧人有的还俗离开寺院,有的则是因病而无法继续升学,有的没有办法赶上进度或是没办法理解学习的内容,有的被分派到寺院的其他工作岗位,有的就是无心向学了。会辍学的理由有很多,而且很多僧人之所以会在上空性课之前辍学,根据高僧们的解释,举例我的上师堪殊(强巴耶喜)仁波切就曾说:要学习空性(或叫“乌玛”)需要具足大量功德,若我们不做好准备(累积所需的功德),我们会办不了。

有很多僧人最终没有成为学者、大师或是伟大的上师,但他们依然是非常清净的僧人,他们还是善良、和善及乐于助人的人。他们只是没有具足深入修习空性的功德。因此,如果僧人们日日持守清净戒律、尽可能不造恶业,为了学习并实修空性,他们都需要积累大量功德,更何况是我们呢?比起僧人们,我们需要积累更多倍功德。有人说,得以听闻空性、了解空性、赞叹空性、礼敬空性,就好比酷热的沙漠下起阵雨冷却了大地一样。酷热的沙漠就是我们的心、我们的欲望、我们的愤怒、我们的业果;阵雨就是带来清凉和缓解的空性。

非常关键的是:既然我们有一个佛教道场,既然我们投入了那么多的金钱、时间和精力,打造一个道场,有这么一个怡人的地方修行,那么我们不妨善用它,那才不至于浪费。克切拉禅修林的住户有了明显的增长,我也看到在这里上班的人越发勤于实修,为此,我感到非常喜悦。我看到越多人去转佛,每日定时去转佛,并不是偶尔一次才去转佛。我看到越多人在佛前供灯,打扫等,这实在是太好了。

在克切拉禅修林的绿度母像前供灯。点击图片放大。

在克切拉禅修林的绿度母像前供灯。点击图片放大。

在克切拉禅修林的每一个人应该选一个地点,选一个供奉本尊——绿度母、叶衣佛母、十八臂忿怒尊文殊、二臂“梦文殊”、四臂文殊、龙尊王佛像,或是选金刚瑜伽母佛塔、宗喀巴大师像的角落,负责该角落的整洁。这不是一种空想,想着:我们是为前来观光的大众保持每个角落的整洁和美观。不,不是这样的,保持整洁、美观,是为了我们而做。

过去我曾跟大家说过一段佛陀时代的故事。佛陀有一名较为愚钝的年迈弟子。这名弟子背诵得了某偈颂的前一个字,后一个字便记不住了;记得了后一个字,便不记得前一个字。很长一段时间,他是如此反反复复。极为气馁的他向佛陀求助,因为要他记住一个字和佛陀所传授的法实在太难了。佛陀对他说道:“观想佛寺、比丘的鞋子、佛寺的地面和四周、花草都是你的心。所有的落叶都是你的业,你的烦恼,你的罪障;将一切污垢想成是你的烦恼,每日净除之,然后不断念诵’扫尘除垢’。每日得如是做,如是想,如是念诵。”

这名年迈的比丘照着佛陀的话做了。每日正当其他比丘听受教法时,比如一部分比丘听受佛陀亲自授法,有的比丘听受成就更高的比丘及阿罗汉,好比文殊菩萨授法。每个人都忙着听法,只有他在清扫寺院。他清扫僧舍、厨房,以及他们的鞋子。那一双双的鞋子有的属于已经证得阿罗汉果的修行有成的比丘,于是清理他们的鞋子能积累大量功德。除此,他也会清扫佛陀说法或路经之地。在佛陀经过小树林或花园前,这位老比丘就会将四周清扫干净。他不仅遵照佛陀给他的教诲尽心清扫,而且也如理观想及念诵“扫尘除垢”。最终,他在该世证得阿罗汉果。

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阿罗汉果是什么?证得阿罗汉果者会在娑婆中投生或一次,或两次,或三次,最终便脱离生死轮回之苦。他们的业将会耗尽。那位老比丘因修佛陀亲授的净罪之法,而得以在一世中证得阿罗汉果。这个事迹应该收录在藏文的经藏“甘珠尔”,即佛亲口宣说的教法总集中。我是在美国洛杉矶居住时,从格西簇亲格尔辛那里听闻这个故事。

因此,我们要理解,净罪的修持有不可思议的力量。在克切拉禅修林,我们被象征佛身、佛语、佛意的东西围绕,处处可见这些殊胜的东西。我们与其像个观光客般视那些东西为景物来欣赏,不如用之来做实修。年轻的我们应该要认真实修,因为我们不知道自己是不是真的会活到老;年长的我们也应该认真实修,因为我们不知道自己还剩下多少时间;患病的我们更应该认真实修,因为身体已经在提示我们它在退化了。即便我们健康无恙,我们也应该认真实修,因为我们不知道自己会在什么时候身患重病。不管我们是男人或女人,高或矮,肤色是黑是白,我们都应该认真实修,因为我们都同属娑婆众生。只要是娑婆众生,我们的存在都会受制于业力,而业力的产生,便是源于我们的我执心。

净罪修持非常重要,不要不把净除罪业当一回事。净罪的修持有很多,其中一个最有效,也是我个人最喜欢的修持:“三十五佛忏”。你们当中有的人或许需要一星期、一个月或两个月的时间才能把三十五佛的名号背起来,但都不要紧。念诵“三十五佛忏”文非常好,如果你能背起来,那很好。每念一个名号,行一次跪拜。你由前面的祈愿文开始念起,接下去首个名号,便是佛陀释迦摩尼。念其名号的同时,行一次跪拜,然后站起,念第二个名号,行一次跪拜,接下去念第三个名号,行一次跪拜。第四个名号,第五个,第六个,以此类推。

克切拉禅修林的龙尊王佛。点击图片放大。

克切拉禅修林的龙尊王佛。点击图片放大。

如果你修“三十五佛忏”,你可以在三十五佛之一的龙尊王佛前行跪拜。你可以在金刚瑜伽母佛塔前跪拜,或是文殊菩萨、绿度母、叶衣佛母像前跪拜。是哪个佛不重要,只要是佛,甚至只是一本佛经,或是你上师的一张照片,或是僧伽僧宝,那都可以。我们可以在念三十五佛名号时行跪拜。你在行跪拜的时候是否必须朝向三十五佛?不,因为光是念他们的名号,思维他们,你就在净化罪障了。

每一天都修“三十五佛忏”仪轨,那是最殊胜的事了,但若你觉得要将所有名号背起来实在太难了,或是要行跪拜有难度——也许我们身体有损伤,或是我们体重太沉了,我们身体健康状况不允许,或是我们有心脏问题——不管什么原因,那至少可以在我们的办公座位上念诵三十五佛名号,因为光是念诵三十五佛名号,力量已是不可思议。怎么修呢?一开始我们应该念诵“皈依文”,随后也应该时常不忘念诵”四无量心“,因为那是我们想达成的目标——无分别心。念完“四无量心”后,念诵“修心八颂”也十分殊胜。“修心八颂”是最殊胜、最优美、最有效的开示,是我们在娑婆间该实修的开示,因为它能对治我们的嗔心及我执。或许我们认为我们只是嘴上念念而已,自己并没有真正实修,但即便只是念诵,我们最终会实修它,因为光是念,就能播下种子。

“三十五佛”唐卡。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

“三十五佛”唐卡。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

在念完“修心八颂”后,你便开始修“三十五佛忏”。而且,你知道吗?你甚至可以在每一晚去转佛、行山* 的时候念诵“三十五佛忏”,这么做也是殊胜的,为什么呢?不管是转佛或行山,它就像行跪拜一样。我们转佛其实是在礼敬诸佛,我们不是随意绕着佛像行走,我们是在转佛。是,这是印度的传统,印度人在首次拜见上师时会围着上师绕行三次,然后行接足礼,再坐下听法。又或者他们会围着一座庙宇或一尊神像绕行三次。这种传统后来被纳入佛教中,而印度正是佛教的发源地。

(*此处詹杜固仁波切跟弟子所说的“行山”,就是转佛。由于克切拉禅修林是一座山林,占地大,且各个角落都有佛像,弟子们在转佛前需要走一段路才能到某一尊佛像前,于是才有了“行山”之说。同时,仁波切也教导弟子在走到某一尊佛像前的过程要口诵心咒。)

我们不是印度人,绕行并无意义,但若我们在这么做的时候,理解这是礼敬诸佛的一个方式,那这么做就变得有意义,我们也无需成为印度人,才能为这个举动加上意义。于是,当我们在转佛的时候,我们就是在礼敬佛的身、语、意,也是在净化自己的身、语、意之业。因此,在转佛的时候,最好是别说闲话,反而应该口诵“三十五佛忏”文。即使只念诵“三十五佛忏”文的其中一部分,即使只是其中一些名号,然后最终都将名号背熟,那也是好的。训练自己的记忆力将名号背熟。

如果实在背不了,那么你可以在去转佛前先将“三十五佛忏”文念完,然后在转佛的时候持诵佛陀释迦摩尼的心咒。这时你可观想三十五佛即是佛陀释迦摩尼,佛陀释迦摩尼就是三十五佛。接着在心中对佛陀释迦摩尼生起全然的信心,持诵其心咒,长咒或短咒,你可以自己决定,然后转佛。

唐卡上画有金刚萨垛、阿弥陀佛、普贤菩萨、普巴金刚及多杰雄登。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

唐卡上画有金刚萨垛、阿弥陀佛、普贤菩萨、普巴金刚及多杰雄登。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

你也可以持诵金刚萨垛的心咒。金刚萨垛总摄诸佛之力,为的是净化众生的我执及贪执,因此,你可以持诵金刚萨垛的心咒,也可以持诵你本尊的心咒,或是文殊菩萨心咒、度母心咒、观音菩萨心咒、多杰雄登心咒。除此之外,你也可以持诵三位菩萨心咒合而为一的“缘悲经”。这些你都可以诵。每一天,你应该尝试完成至少三十五次的大跪拜,然后建立起一种规律——或许你在做完跪拜后再去洗澡。你可以有自己的规律,但是不管怎么样,你还是会流汗,你还是必须洗澡的,你还是会脏的,你还是会发臭的。与其这样,不如为了一些有意义的活动而流汗、发臭、出油,并且弄脏自己,对吗?每一天,做这个修持都应该按照自己设下的规律去做,然后做完之后念回向文,然后再做你日常的课诵(修仪轨)。

我现在教导你的,是透过转佛来修净罪法门。这不是你的仪轨,你的仪轨是你的仪轨。转佛是给你额外的力量,给你额外的帮助来促进你的净罪修持。净何种罪业?净化疾病、早逝、恐惧、违缘、愤怒的罪业,还有许多你本身想净化的罪业。回想你在生命中经历的一切事,那些不愉快的,你还想再经历一次吗?我不想。你人已在此,你应该这样思维:能站在这一块殊胜的土地,我是何等幸运。

记住,克切拉禅修林是一块殊胜地,这不是我凭空捏造之说。资深的清净老僧人如堪殊仁波切(夏甘丹寺前住持)加持过这块土地,智慧护法如多杰雄登也加持过这块土地,就连其大臣——喀切玛波也加持过这里。这块土地有着满满的加持,这块土地上的每一件东西都是经过加持的。我们并不是在幻想或自欺欺人。这里有很多的加持,很是殊胜,所以我们应该庆幸自己能够在这里。

宗喀巴大师与其二位心子。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

宗喀巴大师与其二位心子。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

克切拉禅修林里的每一个人都应该选一个本尊,然后清洗该本尊之像,以此视该本尊为我们本身的净罪本尊。我们清洗度母像,但实际上度母是不会变脏的。度母像会生污垢,那是因为你看见度母像脏了,你有看见度母像变脏了的业,所以也意味着你有要净化的业。若你不受业力束缚,当你看见那尊度母像时,你看到的是法相圆满庄严,发光、翠绿得像绿宝石一样的度母像。但你我都有流转娑婆的业,因此当我们看那尊度母像时,我们会看见佛像上的污垢。因此,当我们清洗佛像时,我们不是在清洗度母,我们不是清洗度母像上的污垢,我们清洗的是自己内心的污垢,而我们内心的本质就是度母。我们的本质是佛,是文殊菩萨,是龙尊王佛,是宗喀巴大师。于是,如上所说,当我们清扫佛像上的香灰、尘埃和落叶时,我们是在清扫我们最原本的心——我们的佛性,那个我们会成就的境界。宗喀巴大师、龙尊王佛和度母是不会有污垢的,这样思维非常有力。

每一天,你都应该去转佛。若你真的很累,忙得不可开交,克切拉的“奴隶主”强迫你在五分钟内把工作做完,那你就做个“速成”的修行。我们吃快餐,有匆匆的蜜月和婚姻,生活中的一切都有速成的,不是吗?所以我们也可以有速成的净罪修持。

你可以怎么做?你用跑的,跑到金刚瑜伽母的佛塔前转塔,然后再快速地做三个跪拜,快速做完然后睡觉。做“速成”修行的用意是训练我们的心能持之以恒。做一些修持总好过完全没做。而且,若你有宠物,若你有心爱的动物,带上它们一起转佛吧。它们有跟你在一起、出现在你生命中,甚至是亲近佛法的因缘,于是,你应该带上它们去转佛。若你没办法天天带着它们去转佛,那就偶尔带它们去吧。买个手推车,不管转佛需要些什么,都买下吧。转佛的时候也别忘了诵咒,这是你能为它们做的最好的事。

克切拉禅修林的金刚瑜伽母佛塔。点击图片放大。

克切拉禅修林的金刚瑜伽母佛塔。点击图片放大。

每一天,我们该做的修行是:“皈依”、“四无量心”、“三十五佛忏”。该经文要念多少遍由你自己决定。“三十五佛忏”文优美易懂,念的时候要报上自己的名字,“我名某某者”,就在此处报上自己的名字。即使你忘了报上自己的名字,三十五佛当中的其中一佛会弄清楚你是谁。念完“三十五佛忏”后要回向功德。

你能在行跪拜时,或是在转佛或清洗佛像时念诵“三十五佛忏”文,这非常殊胜,因为你在这么做的时候,你是在净化自己的身、语、意。如果你能开展你的思维,你可以思维你的母亲在你的左边,父亲在右边;那些让你厌烦、伤害你的人就在你前面;帮助你,爱护你的人则在你后方。一切众生,包括畜生道众生、地狱道众生、饿鬼道众生、天道众生、邪魔鬼怪都化作人身。为什么是人身呢?因为唯有人身,众生才能实修佛教中的无上教法,进而成就佛果。于是我们观想这些众生跟我们一起修行。你不必烦恼“啊这么多人,怎么挤得下这个小空间?”你只需要想着他们在那里就好了,不需要复杂化事情。做这个禅修的目的是让你记住将其他人、其他生命放入观想中,使你学会心系他人,不是真的让一切众生都跟你一起修行。

三十五佛。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

三十五佛。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊的高清图。

在“四无量心”和“三十五佛忏”的中间可以加入“修心八颂”,此乃我其中一个最爱的修行和开示。为什么呢?因为它既合适出家众,也适合在家众修行;它既适合老年人,也适合年轻人修行。它就是一个非常优美的修行。它汇聚慈悲的要义,一切宗教的要义。每一个宗教的目的都是培养慈悲心,毕竟哪有一个宗教人士是不慈悲的?作为一个宗教人士若不慈悲有什么意义呢?信仰宗教不就是为了成为慈悲的人吗?但慈悲也不是说任人摆布、糟蹋,好比有人抢劫你,你便念“唵嘛呢叭咪吽”。不是的,你应该报警。慈悲并不表示你懦弱,被人利用或是糟蹋。不,那不是慈悲,因为伤害你的人也在累积恶业。

每一天,不管我们是在做大跪拜还是转佛,我们都要认真待之。我们可以跟师兄们去,也可以独自去,但不管怎样,都要认真的做。你可以在出去转佛或做大跪拜前先把仪轨和祈愿文念完,或是在转佛或做大跪拜的时候念。什么仪轨,什么祈愿文?“三十五佛忏”文。记住要对它生起信心。自己要去做资料搜查,不要被宠坏,总是等着别人来告诉你,“三十五佛忏”是哪三十五个佛。中英文的资料都能查到。弄清楚每一位佛,为何他们都有替众生净罪的力量,源头和背景是什么。藏传佛教中的每一个教派都做这个修持——格鲁、宁玛、萨迦和噶举派的行者都修这个净罪法。这也更不是来自西藏的修持法,它源自印度。汉人也修这个法门,它是一个殊胜、优美的经文。

我个人非常喜欢这个经文,它是我的其中一个最爱。你应该修这个修持法。若你没办法背起来,那就把它打印出来带在身上。如果纸张破损了,那就再打印吧,然后带在身上。当你去转塔的时候,念它。转塔的时候小心脚步,然后念“三十五佛忏”文。或是站在佛塔前,站在度母像前,文殊像前,念一遍,然后转塔。你可以找出适合自己的特别方式去做,关键在实修。既然我们在这,我们何不善用设施、善用时间呢?这一点非常重要。这个修持将有助于我们疗愈身体、延寿、除内障,甚至有助于我们培养内在的品德。那些品德,都是我们非常努力去实修得来的,不管是获得哪些好处,做这个修持都有帮助。

供奉在克切拉禅修林的“梦文殊”。点击图片放大。

供奉在克切拉禅修林的“梦文殊”。点击图片放大。

我为人们“量身订造”的修持是我刚刚说过的:“皈依”、“四无量心”、“修心八颂”、“三十五佛忏”和回向文。在哪转佛或礼拜佛的时候,你可以念“三十五佛忏文”,或只念诵三十五佛名号,或是释迦摩尼佛心咒,或金刚萨垛心咒,或是任何佛菩萨的心咒,如多杰南炯、忿怒秽迹母、黑文殊及白度母。任何能净罪的本尊心咒都是非常好的。最后,实修四对治力。你可以搜查什么是“四对治力”。

在转佛和礼佛后,全然依止释迦摩尼佛和诸佛,对诸佛生起信心,然后做回向,保持内心平静,随喜自己的功德。若那天你会死去,修行会是你做的最后一件事,这多美好。对有的人而言,他们生前做的最后一件事是饮酒,出外寻乐,去派对,或是紧抓着亲人的手。这些可能会让你觉得愉悦,但实际并无太大用处。若你生前所做的最后一件事是“三十五佛忏”……我不是说你今天或明天就会死,我要说的是培养一种以正面和殊胜的事物,为自己的死亡做准备的习惯。若你心中常常牵挂某个人,关心某个人,或为某个人感到忧心,那么在你去转佛的时候,带上蜡烛,供在每一个转佛的地点。与其将钱花在我们那些微不足道的装扮和娱乐之上,倒不如将钱用在供养上。只要是供佛,就不存在任何浪费。这一点非常重要。

释迦摩尼佛唐卡。在其上方的有莲花生大士及宗喀巴大师;在其下方的是众佛教护法——四面大黑天、多杰雄登、吉祥天母和多杰卓洛。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊高清图。

释迦摩尼佛唐卡。在其上方的有莲花生大士及宗喀巴大师;在其下方的是众佛教护法——四面大黑天、多杰雄登、吉祥天母和多杰卓洛。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊高清图。

我希望在克切拉禅修林的每一个人都能善用机会实修佛法。我们已在这一块土地上付出了如此多精力,而且既然我们在这,那就做更多的修行吧!若能带上我们的孩子一起去修行那会更好。我们的孩子或许不会理解这一切,如果你引导他们,他们甚至也未必接受。但不要紧,还是带他们去转佛,当散散歩,花点时间陪陪他们。当他们年长后会回想起父母或朋友为他们做的事。那个时候,他们会反思,或许也会打开胸怀了解更多。给他们留下这样的印记。带上你的宠物,你的孩子,还有你自己。尽最大的努力不要错过修行,因为你值得这一切美好,修行是你能给自己做的最好的事。你有身处在这里的业,那何不好好修行呢?我们不必为了积累福德资粮而远涉到菩提迦耶,虽然那里极为美丽、殊胜,也是我们该去的圣地。我们也不必远到五台山,或是类似的圣地,我们在这里,便有一块圣地。

密勒日巴的弟子惹琼巴向他请示自己可否到印度四大圣地,即佛陀出生之地、成佛之地、转法轮之地及涅槃之地朝圣。密勒日巴向弟子说道:“你上师的所在之处,便是最殊胜的圣地。在你上师的所在之处便是无上的朝圣,该处是你磕头、献供、清扫和奉献精力的无上地。” 或许这个教诲并不是所有人都适用,不是每个人都有上师,若有,也不一定亲近上师,不是每一个人都有这样的师徒关系,因此对有的人来说,去菩提迦耶确实很重要。我们当然不能忽略这一点。或许对有的人来说能去文殊菩萨的圣地很重要。

密勒日巴。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊高清图。

密勒日巴。点击图片放大,或点击这里下载更多本尊高清图。

我们应该跟克切拉禅修林的每一个人分享这个开示,要确保他们都理解。我们也应该跟每一个人分享这个开示,因为这个修持本是我们该在克切拉禅修林做的。护法的修持只是很小的一部分,这样的修持才是我们该做的,也是我乐于做的。

这是给郭宭菖的开示,但对所有人而言都非常适用。若郭宭菖问他应该专修哪个心咒,以他的情况来说,是骑象的多杰雄登尊。若那个心咒对他来说太复杂,那么就持诵多杰雄登主尊的心咒便好,因为他对多杰雄登有巨大的信心。多杰雄登是文殊菩萨,而文殊菩萨是一个具强大疗愈力量的菩萨,他以各种形象示现,所以对郭宭菖来说助益非常大。给他的就说到这。

至于你们,你们可以选择持诵释迦摩尼佛的心咒、缘悲经、度母心咒、多杰南炯的心咒、忿怒秽迹母心咒、白度母心咒、尊胜佛母心咒、无量寿佛心咒等,或是持诵任何你上师指示给你的心咒。心咒是重要,但不比你了解持诵心咒真正的益处是什么,以及持续不断的修行、最后做回向来得重要。我希望看见大家都在克切拉禅修林四处转佛,这是我们的小家园,这是我们的社群,我们应当善用这个地方修行。

记住,跟每一个住在这里的人分享这些开示,尤其那些患有病痛的人,好让他们痊愈。时时保持善念,无惧疲惫地跟他人分享佛法,即使他们让你失望。他人让你失望,是因为他们的自私心、我执心太重,而很明显的,你之所以感到失望,也是因为你的我执心重。因此,没有人是无辜的,每个人都有错,人人都一样。

很好,晚上愉快。

 

三十五佛忏

伟大的阿底峡尊者本身就勤修三十五佛忏,认可持诵三十五佛名号具不可思议的力量。据说过去,三十五佛仍是菩萨的时候,他们发愿救度、利乐众生,好让众生能轻易低净除我们的污秽和罪业。

当这三十五位菩萨最终成就佛位时,他们证得“十力”,其中就包括愿力。因此,他们的名号具过去所发下的善缘的力量。这也就是为什么若众生持诵他们的名号,便能净除污秽,以及多劫的罪业。

以下为三十五佛的总结,包括每一位佛的名号、法相、利益及图画。

1. 薄伽梵应正等觉吉祥胜者释迦摩尼佛

1. 薄伽梵如来应供正遍知释迦摩尼佛

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藏名: ཤཱཀྱ་ཐུབ་པ།

解说: 身金色,右手触地印,左手定印,身穿比丘三衣,现梵行出家相,具足三十二种妙相、八十种随好,金刚珈趺座于莲花月轮宝座上。持诵佛陀名号的功德能消过去生中一万劫的罪业。若行者除口念佛号外,身能行大跪拜,心能忆念佛陀的功德,所消除的罪业,当远超过此。

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2. 金刚不坏佛

2. 金刚不坏佛

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藏名: རྡོ་རྗེ་སྙིང་པོས་རབ་ཏུ་འཇོམས་པ།

解说: 其身黄色,双手结说法印,身穿比丘三衣,现梵行出家相,具足三十二种妙相、八十种随好,端坐于莲花月轮宝座上,(诸佛的身相除颜色与手印不同,余均与释迦摩尼佛相同)。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中一万劫的罪业。

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3. 宝光佛

3. 宝光佛

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藏名: རིན་ཆེན་འོད་འཕྲོ

解说: 其身红色,双手结定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中,三万劫的罪业。

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4. 龙尊王佛

4. 龙尊王佛

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藏名: ཀླུ་དབང་གི་རྒྱལ་པོ།

解说: 龙尊王佛头部白色,身蓝色,其头光有龙族围绕,双手作胜菩提印。顶礼及诵持其名号者,能灭除八劫中所积集之罪业,并得免于龙族加害。

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5. 精进军佛

5. 精进军佛

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藏名 དཔའ་བོའི་སྡེ།

解说: 精进军佛身黄色,右手作施护印,左手说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者,能消过去生中一切口业。

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6. 精进喜佛

6. 精进喜佛

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藏名: དཔལ་བོ་དགྱེས།

解说: 精进喜佛身黄色,双手作说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者,能消过去生中一切意业。

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7. 宝火佛

7. 宝火佛

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藏名: རིན་ཆེན་མེ།

解说: 宝火佛身红色,右手触地印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者,能消过去生中盗取三宝物的罪业。

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8. 宝月光佛

8. 宝月光佛

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藏名: རིན་ཆེན་ཟླ་འོད།

解说: 宝月光佛身白色,右手掌心向外置右膝上,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者,能消过去生中一劫的罪业。

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9. 现无愚佛

9. 现无愚佛

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藏名: མཐོང་བ་དོན་ཡོད།

解说: 其身绿色,右手于胸前,作无畏印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中,宣说四圣众过失的罪业。

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10. 宝月佛

10. 宝月佛

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藏名: རིན་ཆེན་ཟླ་བ།

解说: 宝月佛身白色,双手作胜菩提印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能灭除弒母(五无间罪之一)的罪业。

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11. 无垢佛

11. 无垢佛

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藏名: དྲི་མ་མེད་པ།

解说: 无垢佛身蓝色,双手作定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中弒父(五无间罪之一)的罪业。

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12. 勇施佛

12. 勇施佛

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藏名: དཔལ་སྦྱིན།

解说:勇施佛身黄色,双手作说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中弒阿罗汉(五无间罪之一)的罪业。

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13. 清净佛

13. 清净佛

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藏名: ཚངས་པ།

解说: 清净佛身黄色,右手触地印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中破和合僧(五无间罪之一)的罪业。

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14. 清净施佛

14. 清净施佛

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藏名: ཚངས་པས་སྦྱིན།

解说: 清净施佛身橙色,双手作说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中出佛身血(五无间罪之一)的罪业。

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15. 娑留那佛

15. 娑留那佛

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藏名: ཆུ་ལྷ།

解说: 娑留那佛身白色,双手作定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者可消除毁辱罗汉尼之罪障。

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16. 水天佛

16. 水天佛

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藏名: ཆུ་ལྷའི་ལྷ།

解说: 水天佛身白色,双手结说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中弒菩萨的罪业。

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17. 贤德佛

17. 贤德佛

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藏名: དཔལ་བཟང་།

解说: 身黄色,右手施护印,左手说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中弒阿阇梨或师长的罪业。

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18. 旃檀功德佛

18. 旃檀功德佛

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藏名: བཙན་དན་དཔལ།

解说: 旃檀功德佛身蓝色,右手触地印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中阻止斋僧的罪业。

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19. 无量掬光佛

19. 无量掬光佛

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藏名: གཟི་བརྗིད་མཐའ་ཡས།

解说: 无量掬光佛身红色,双手结说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中毁坏塔寺的罪业。

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20. 光德佛

20. 光德佛

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藏名: འོད་དཔལ།

解说: 光德佛身蓝色,双手上下结说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中一切瞋业。

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21. 无忧德佛

21. 无忧德佛

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藏名: མྱ་ངན་མེད་པའི་དཔལ།

解说: 无忧德佛身浅红色,双手结定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中一切贪业。

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22. 那罗延佛

22. 那罗延佛

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藏名: སྲེད་མེད་ཀྱི་བུ།

解说: 那罗延佛身黄色,双手上下结说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中一万劫的罪业。

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23. 功德华佛

23. 功德华佛

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藏名: མེ་ཏོག་དཔལ།

解说: 功德华佛身黄色,右手拇指与食指相捻,置于右膝,左手作说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中十万劫的罪业。

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24. 清净光游戏神通佛

24. 清净光游戏神通佛

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藏名: དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་ཚངས་པའི་འོད་ཟེར་རྣམ་པར་རོལ་པ་མངོན་པར་མཁྱེན་པ།

解说: 清净光游戏神通佛身黄色,右手触地印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中,一千劫的罪业。

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25. 莲花光游戏神通佛

25. 莲花光游戏神通佛

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藏名: དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་པདྨའི་འོད་ཟེར་རྣམ་པར་རོལ་པས་མངོན་པར་མཁྱེན་པ།

解说: 莲花光游戏神通佛身红色,右手触地印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中七劫的罪业。

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26. 财功德佛

26. 财功德佛

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藏名: ནོར་དཔལ།

解说: 财功德佛身蓝色,双手结定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中由烦恼习气所造作的罪业。

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27. 德念佛

27. 德念佛

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藏名: དྲན་པའི་དཔལ།

解说: 德念佛身黄色,双手结定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中一切身业。

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28. 善名称功德佛

28. 善名称功德佛

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藏名: མཚན་དཔལ་ཤིན་ཏུ་ཡོངས་སུ་གྲགས་པ།

解说: 善名称功德佛身白色,右手于胸前作说法印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中对于佛出世不欢喜所造作的罪业。

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29. 红焰帝幢王佛

29. 红焰帝幢王佛

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藏名: དབང་པོའི་ཏོག་གི་རྒྱལ་མཚན་གྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ།

解说: 红焰帝幢王佛身蓝色,右手持宝幢置于左肩,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中由嫉妒心所做的罪业。

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30. 胜伏功德佛

30. 胜伏功德佛

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藏名: ཤིན་ཏུ་རྣམ་པར་གནོན་པའི་དཔལ།

解说: 胜伏功德佛身蓝色,右手持剑当胸,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中教唆他人造作恶业的罪业。

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31. 斗战胜佛

31. 斗战胜佛

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藏名 གཡུལ་ལས་རྣམ་པར་རྒྱལ་བ།

解说: 斗战胜佛身蓝色,双手持盔甲置于胸前。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中由傲慢所造作的罪业。

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32. 胜伏逝功德佛

32. 胜伏逝功德佛

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藏名: རྣམ་པར་གནོན་པའི་གཤེགས་པའི་དཔལ།

解说: 胜伏逝功德佛身蓝色,右手触地印,左手定印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中由两舌(挑拨离间)所造作的罪业。

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33. 周匝庄严功德佛

33. 周匝庄严功德佛

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藏名: ཀུན་ནས་སྣང་བ་བཀོད་པའི་དཔལ།

解说: 周匝庄严功德佛身红黄色,右手施护印,左手说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中随喜他人不善的罪业。

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34. 宝华胜伏佛

34. 宝华胜伏佛

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藏名: རིན་ཆེན་པདྨའི་རྣམ་པར་གནོན་པ།

解说: 身红黄色,右手施护印,左手说法印。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中,毁谤佛法的罪业。

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35. 如来应正等觉宝莲花善住娑罗树王佛

35. 如来应正等觉宝莲花善住娑罗树王佛

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藏名: དེ་བཞིན་གཤེགས་པ་དགྲ་བཅོམ་པ་ཡང་དག་པར་རྫོགས་པའི་སངས་རྒྱས་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་དང་པདྨ་ལ་རབ་ཏུ་བཞུགས་པའི་རི་དབང་གི་རྒྱལ་པོ།

解说: 如来应正等觉宝莲花善住娑罗树王佛身黄色,双手结定印,上托「妙高山」(须弥山)。顶礼及诵持其名号者能消过去生中毁谤上师与违犯三昧耶戒(誓愿)的罪业。

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净罪修持法诵文

由尊贵的詹杜固仁波切于2018年10月23日编
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皈依及发菩提心

皈依
皈依上师
皈依佛
皈依法
皈依僧
 (3x)

发菩提心
诸佛妙法众中尊;
乃至菩提我皈依;
我行施等诸善根;
为利有情愿成佛
 (3x)

 

四无量心

愿诸有情具足安乐及安乐因;愿诸有情永离苦恼及苦恼因;
愿诸有情永不离失无苦之乐;愿诸有情远离爱恶亲疏住平等舍
(3x)

 

修心八颂

格西郎日唐巴 著

第一颂 恒怀珍爱
我于一切有情众,视之尤胜如意宝,
愿成满彼究竟利,恒常心怀珍爱情。

第二颂 思维卑劣
随处与谁为伴时,视己较诸众卑劣,
从心深处思利他,恒常尊他为最上。

第三颂 疾断烦恼
一举一动观自心,正当烦恼初萌生,
危害自与他人时,愿疾呵斥令消除。

第四颂 愿惜此宝
秉性邪恶众有情,恒为猛烈罪苦迫。
见时如遇大宝藏,愿恒惜此大宝藏。

第五颂 自受亏损
他人出于嫉妒心,非理辱骂谤我等,
亏损失败我取受,愿将胜利奉献他。

第六颂 视害为师
吾昔饶益助某人,且曾深心寄厚望,
彼虽非理妄加害,愿视彼为善知识。

第七颂 暗取他苦
无论直接与间接,愿献利乐于慈母,
如母有情诸苦患,我愿暗中自取受。

第八颂 诸法如幻
愿此一切我所行,不为八法念垢染,
以知诸法如幻智,无执离缚而解脱。

 

三聚经·三十五佛忏悔文

南无,菩萨堕忏。我名(某某)者。

皈依上师,皈依佛,皈依法,皈依僧。

南无本师薄伽梵如来应正等觉具德胜尊释迦摩尼佛

南无金刚不坏佛

南无宝光佛

南无龙尊王佛

南无精进军佛

南无精进喜佛

南无宝火佛

南无宝月光佛

南无现无愚佛

南无宝月佛

南无无垢佛

南无勇施佛

南无清净佛

南无清净施佛

南无娑留那佛

南无水天佛

南无贤德佛

南无旃檀功德佛

南无无量掬光佛

南无光德佛

南无无忧德佛

南无那罗延佛

南无功德华佛

南无清净光游戏神通佛

南无莲花光游戏神通佛

南无财功德佛

南无德念佛

南无善名称功德佛

南无红焰帝幢王佛

南无胜伏功德佛

南无斗战胜佛

南无胜伏逝功德佛

南无周匝庄严功德佛

南无宝华胜伏佛

南无如来应正等觉宝莲花善住娑罗树王佛

如是等一切世界诸佛世尊,常住在世,是诸世尊当慈念我:
若我此生、若我前生,从无始生死以来所作众罪,若自作、若
教他作、见作随喜;

若塔若僧,若四方僧物,若自取、若教他取、见取随喜;

五无间罪,若自作、若教他作、见作随喜;

十不善道,若自作、若教他作、见作随喜;

所作罪障,或有覆藏、或不覆藏,应堕地狱饿鬼畜生诸余恶趣、
边地下贱、及篾戾车、或生长寿天,或诸根不具,或执邪见,或
厌诸佛出兴于世,如是等处,所作罪障,于诸佛世尊前、具一切
智者、具眼者、证实际者、称量者、由智而见者前,今皆忏悔,
无有覆藏,从此制止。

今诸佛世尊、当证知我、当忆念我。我复于诸佛世尊前作如是言:
若我此生、若我余生、曾行布施、乃至施与畜生一抟之食、或守
净戒、或修净行所有善根;成就众生所有善根;修行菩提所有善
根;如过去未来. 现在诸佛所作回向,我亦如是回向。众罪皆忏
悔,诸福尽随喜,及请佛功德,愿成无上智。去来现在佛,于众
生最胜,无量功德海,我今皈命礼。

 

圆满回向

如宝珍贵菩提心
未生出者愿生出
已生出之菩提愿
祈不退转倍增长

如宝珍贵之空性
未生出者愿生出
已生出之空性宝
祈不退转倍增长

愿以此修与一切功德
利益所有众生助法弘
显明至尊善慧名称师
所示佛法心要诸圣教

宗喀巴大师祈请文
愿以此修与一切功德
利益所有众生助法弘
显明至尊善慧名称师
所示佛法心要诸圣教

功德回向文
愿我乘此善根力
速疾成就上师佛
一切众生尽无余
悉令安置师佛地

愿于弘扬宗喀巴
法王正法理则际
止息障碍之征兆
一切顺缘悉圆满

我及他人之三世
依止相属二资已
祈愿善慧名称佛
教法永住盛增长

吉祥回向文
愿昼吉祥夜吉祥
昼夜六时恒吉祥
一切事中皆吉祥
唯愿三宝常慑受

上师长寿回向文
至尊上师身寿永稳固
妙善法业普及遍十方
善慧教法炬光照三域
众生未尽祈请恒常住

 

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  1. Zhi Ying on Jun 26, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    透過這篇文章我不止讓我獲益良多,還對佛法更加瞭解
    一開始文章裏提到的我执心造业。何谓我执心?我执心执着于世间万法皆为实,并且认为自己(“我”)是最重要的,其他人都无关痛痒。我的人生,我的水,我的快乐,我我我我我。怀着这么样一颗心的人总是只想到自己、执着于自我、为自己做事及只关心自己。即使他们安坐一处什么都不做,他们依然在造恶业。這一段話非常中肯,在這世間的人有90%都是以我爲中心包括我,但是接近了佛法就會慢慢把我變成我們,把執著我的慢慢。你造多少业,就會引发多少业成熟?還有也更加瞭解到身,語,意,原來繞佛也可以净化我們的身,語,意,每個人都會有業,只要业还未成熟,你就不会受到业报。因此我们才需要在业成熟前净化它,一旦业已成熟,那就无从净化了,所以趁們四肢還健全,就多點纍積功德净化我們的心靈,障礙,多誦經,多做善事,多繞佛,多幫助衆生,而克切拉禪修林正是殊勝的地方可以讓我們净化,纍積功德,還可以得到加持,還可以清潔佛像,在清理佛像其實清的是我們内在的污垢,也可以去除我們的執著。在這裏也要感謝仁波切給予我們那麽棒的教誨。?

  2. Pastor Lanse on Jun 11, 2019 at 9:10 pm

    感谢仁波切的教诲,这一篇文章绝对是需要好好珍藏,而且要反复认真阅读与实修的。有些人也许比较喜欢以提问的方式来学习,所以我大致归纳了一下,希望所列出的问题能帮助大家更有效地阅读这篇文章。

    如果你有以下疑问,这篇文章就是你必读的文章:

    1. 为什么我们即便什么都不做,却依然继续造业?

    2. 为什么我们总乐此不疲地在娑婆轮回?

    3. 为何说娑婆世界没有真正的快乐?

    4. 为什么有些人总觉得别人都是错的?

    5. 如何终止因果业力的循环?

    6. 如何净除罪业?

    7. 为什么有些人从事佛法工作或修持许多年却没有任何修行成就?

    8. 如何得知你的净罪修持开始有了效果?

    9. 为什么要深入学佛(如学习空性教诲)一定要做大量的净罪积资修持?

    10. 为什么全球的佛教中心都很积极筹建大佛像或大佛塔?

    11. 如何具体实修三十五佛忏?

    12. 尊贵的詹杜固仁波切打造克切拉禅修林的用意是什么?又是为了谁那么做?

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    Watching the videos and looking at those pictures in this post tell us more. Sad to see the working conditions really bad especially in the brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh,India. We could see those working men, women and younf children are working round the clock 12 just to earn a living.
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    Thank you Shakila Rajendra for this sharing…..good knowledge . May more people are aware of the harm they are doing.

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    I had a friend in my primary school who eats mud during rainy days, she told me, it smells good and she enjoys doing it during her play time. I found it strange but has she grow up in different environment she forget about her addiction. So, I strongly believe, all behaviors can be changed when the person gains self-awareness and actually wants to change. Thanks for the interesting sharing and recall of my childhood friend.
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    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post .

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    Begtse Chen, a deity of alien origin, was incorporated into the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism as a protector of the Dharma. This Proyector is one of the eight famous Dharmapala in Tantric Buddhism. Also known as red Mahakala and is especially revered in Mongolia where the origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century. It has become the mainstay of Protector practice in Mongolia. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
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    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing as many of us would not have known this GREAT Lama was part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on Dorje Shugden and explanation on retreat. Learning and practicing this Dorje Shugden’s practice have indeed benefited many people. And more so when to do a retreat. . We are all very fortunate to be given an opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche and learning, practicing all these precious teachings coming from a pure lineage that can be traced back to the time of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. A very detailed explanation on why we need the retreat and the way to do the retreat.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche had been working tirelessly teaching Dharma in his whole life, giving many opportunities for us to learn , practice Dharma teachings. Whatever goes wrong we should admit it as our own fault and not our guru. Rinpoche ‘s love to spread Dharma teachings and nothing else. He had followed his advice of his guru to come all the way from India to teach in Malaysia. Reading all those meaningful quotes and sayings in this article tells us a thousand words of truth which we should not take it lightly. We could in fact learn from it and stop blaming others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-it-the-gurus-fault.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:51 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso , the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, who is a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. Blessing to have a change looking at this rare picture taken years ago of Dalai lama on the throne . Dalai Lama is well known as a Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:48 PM
    Tibetans all over the world celebrates Losar, or Tibetan New Year with the beginning of Lunar year. This year it falls on the 12 February, every one will be looking forward to this day. A new year a new beginning , where the Panglung Oracle will take trance of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As usual every year the Panglung Oracle will give advices, offering guidance, for the year ahead to everyone of what to do and so forth. Whatever advices given should not taken lightly. The Panglung Oracle as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden will also give teachings and blessing . For this year Dorje Shugden gave a very powerful teachings and messages.
    Thank you for sharing this precious message.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-2021-losar-advice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 02:06 PM
    Interesting read , even though short but at least knowing the home Monastery of H E Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Gedun Nyedrak. The monastery was called ‘Tsem’,where a custodian of a tooth relic of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gedun-nyedrak-an-abbot-of-gaden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:59 PM
    News of UFO always fascinating to me . There are many UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, it has long since scientist have a keen interest to investigate further. UFOs has become a modern sensation for hunters , scientist and so forth. There was only the ambiguous testament of witnesses so far all happen and appeared mysteries without any substantial evidence. But the Japanese government has admitted and believes definitely they the UFO exist. Well the Japanese government has even made a statement about alien spacecraft appearing on Earth. Many people have denied the existence of UFOs, but with so many UFO sightings they cannot denied it after all. Sound interesting.
    The Buddha has once said that we are not the only beings in existence and we are not alone on earth. Interesting videos to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/japanese-admits-ufo-exists.html

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  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
  • February 22, 2021 22:14
    Naseer asked: Hi My name is Naseer Ahmed 8th dec 1979. Life path 1 Im looking to add to my name slightly... change it too... Naseer Al Ahmed... Would this be more complimentary as far as for the business front... or would it not make any difference
    pastor answered: Hello Naseer, As per your question, your Life Path Number is 1. The Life Path Number according to the system of numerology used on our website is calculated using your date of birth. Therefore, a change in name will not affect your Life Path Number. Some of the other calculators on the same page do however use your name. One of the smaller calculators you may be interested in is the Achievement Number, but again, this only uses your date of birth for the calculation. You can find it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html You may also be interested in two of our other pages: Chinese Zodiac - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html Thank you for your question. I hope this helps.
  • February 20, 2021 18:36
    Sandra asked: After making a food offering to the three jewels (which we will eat for lunch etc), should we think of it as a blessing and partake?
    pastor answered: Hello Sandra, When making food offerings to the Three Jewels, which you eat yourself, when you recite the prayer and make the offering, you should visualise that the Buddhas receive your food offering and because you have made an offering, they are very pleased. It also fulfills one of the Refuge commitments, which is to offer the first portion of whatever we eat and drink to the Three Jewels, while remembering their kindness. You can then partake of the meal and consider it a blessing from the Three Jewels. Alternatively, you can set out a plate (which you reserve for this purpose) of food, which you can offer on your altar. Similarly, once the food has been left on your altar for a while, you can later remove it and consume it as a blessing. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 19, 2021 04:33
    Sandra asked: Is intovertedness a bad quality? Since Buddha is so altruistic and this is the opposite trait, it must be bad. How do you think one should lessen introverted tendencies?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Introvertedness is not a bad quality. Altruism and compassion are different from being an introvert or extrovert. Introverts are generally quieter people, less expressive of their emotions, while extroverts are the opposite. Buddhist practice is not about expression of emotion. Rather the altruistic and compassionate teachings are more about how you help other people and sentient beings, physically or emotionally. If the qualities of introverted-ness are stopping you from developing these, then they need to change. But this may not be necessary, depending on the qualities that you are talking about. You can do simple meditations to building up the energy of compassion in your mindstream and you will see that you actions will automatically start to be more compassionate and altruistic. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 18, 2021 03:28
    Sandra asked: How should one behave when negative karma is being purified? How can we know if bad karma is being purified? Do we accumulate positive karma simultaneously when doing purification practices? Many thanks for your response.
    pastor answered: Hello again Sandra, There are two ways in which karma can be purified, the first is through our own efforts alone and the second is through our own effort, combined with a purification practice. Through our own efforts: this means that you transform your mind enough to not react negatively in any situation and only react in a positive manner. For example, you may have the karma to get angry. So you get into situations which makes you angry. If you react normally, then you will get angry again, this will only lead you to create more karma of being angry. But if you make the effort not to get angry in those situations then you do not create or multiply that karma. The original karma you have may lead you to be in those types of situations again, but if you do not get angry then after a while you start to purify that karma. Through your own efforts, combined with a purification practice: as you are working on transforming your mind, you can rely on the practices that help you to purify your karma, such as the practice of Vajrasattva or the 35 Confessional Buddhas. This boosts your ability to purify negative karma, based on the enlightened energies of the Buddhas. This however is only truly effective when combined with the Four Opponent Powers. You can read more about that here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html In general, when karma is being purified then you should remain level-headed and not act out of emotion or habit, but from your understanding of the workings of karma and the Dharma. But actually, this should not only be when karma is being purified. You should act and behave in this way all the time according to the Dharma, then you are, up to a point, always purifying karma. It is one of the reasons that so much emphasis is placed on refraining from negative actions and engaging in positive actions using your body, speech and mind, because these are the three means or 'doors' with which you interact with the world. At our level, we cannot tell if karma is being purified or not, only those who are more highly attained can tell. However, that is one of the reasons the Buddhist texts advise study of and belief in karma. If there is karma, then it can be purified, and the way to do so is transform your mind and invoke upon the enlightened beings. So if you are doing both, you can rest assured that you are in fact purifying your karma. When you purify negative karma, whether just through your own efforts or combined with a purification practice you collect merit, not positive karma. If you simply do a good action, you collect good karma. But if you are practicing the Dharma with the intention of achieving enlightenment, you take refuge, engage in the practice, and dedicate at the end, then you develop merit, not positive karma. If you want to read more about how karma works and how to purify it in more detail, I suggest you read a Lamrim text such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, which you can order from your local bookstore or get online here (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand).
  • February 17, 2021 23:06
    Sandra asked: Hello pastors, thank you for your response to my earlier question. Do divination predictions change frequently? Why does that happen?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Divinations, compared to astrological predictions, are much more accurate. There are many types of divination, but those based on the practice of enlightened beings are very accurate. Three of the most well-known in Tibetan Buddhism are the divination practices of Manjushri, Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. You can read more about Dorje Shugden's dice divination here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html Questions that are asked during divinations are much more specific than the types of topics that astrological predictions can help with, therefore are based on very specific types of karma. This means that if you asked a divination question twice, without taking remedial actions in between, then the answer would most likely be the same, given that all the prerequisites have been held by the diviner and the divinations are genuine. However, if a divination is done and then remedial actions recommended, such as various practices or pujas, and these are done to the letter, then if the question is asked again, then the results would differ. This is because when engaging in these practices or pujas, either you generate the merit necessary to overpower the negative effects of the karma, or you purify the negative effects of the karma creating the situation. This however, is generally not done. You wouldn't ask the same question twice or over and over again. The reason for this is because one of the factors that comes into play when seeking divination is faith. This is faith in the fact that the remedial actions recommended will help whatever situation you are facing. Having seen H.E. Tsem Rinpoche do countless divinations for people, I can attest to this. Those who have faith and follow through with the advice, see a great improvement in the situation that led them to ask the divination question in the first place. Those that did not follow the advice either at all or not fully, did not see any improvement. And this makes sense, because they did not purify the effects of the karma enough, or generate enough merit. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 15, 2021 04:09
    sandra asked: How much importance should we give to astrological predictions or chart readings? Are these readings susceptible to change all the time,i.e, in the context of planetary movements? Can our own effort/actions supercede what is predicted in our birth chart?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your interesting question. You are absolutely correct about the universal principle of change. According to Buddhist practice, astrological predictions are based upon a fixed point in time. Take for example, your moment of birth, which most astrological readings take as the main point of reference. At that specific moment, there would have been various energies or planetary alignments, etc. Combined together, they are said to give an accurate prediction of what will occur to a person throughout their life. This however, is based on one's birth karma, to be born at that specific point in time and location. This birth karma also provides the driving force behind what will occur in a person's life, if that karma is not changed somehow. Hence, that is why astrological predictions can give very accurate readings on someone's personality, as well as life events. Birth karma provides the main force behind all other karma to come into play. That is why it is given importance in astrology. There are also more advanced methods to take into account planetary and energetical movements to give even more detailed and precise predictions that can even be made down to the month, day or hour of a person's life. In Buddhism, however, we believe that karma can be changed. It can multiply, be purified or exhausted, or the effects of that karma can be overpowered by another karma or spiritual merit. In these cases, the outcome will change. The way in which this happens is varied. It can be as simple as doing some prayers (to generate spiritual merit) or changing your behaviour, environment or location, the way you think, and the ways in which you react in various situations. That is why in Buddhist astrological systems, emphasis is placed on remedial measures to counteract negative outcomes. For example, someone may be born with an angry disposition from an astrological point of view. If this person goes through life acting from this anger, then the predictions based on the time of birth will occur. However, a remedial action can be undertaken, such as the person pracitising Chenrezig, who is the Buddha of compassion, or the person doing some form of charity work. These remedial actions generate compassion in the mind of the person, which counteracts the anger. As this happens and the karma is changed, then the person no longer needs to feels the negative effects of any bad astrological (or more correctly - karmic) situations. There are even some practices that specifically help to counteract negative astrological influences and help you to change things. Such an example is Black Manjushri. Within Tibetan Buddhism, according to your time and date of birth, you also have what is known as a 'Birth Buddha'. This is basically an enlightened being that you have an affinity with in this life. General remedial actions include making images of this particular Buddha or engaging in this Buddha's practice. This combined with a change in how we live - otherwise known as Mind Transformation in the Buddhist context - changes astrological outcomes. However, if we continue living without controlling our actions, words and thoughts, the predictions made using astrological readings will most likely still occur. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • February 7, 2021 00:16
    Purna Tamang asked: What is my lucky number and color ?
    pastor answered: Dear Purna Tamang, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, none our horoscope apps on this page gives this information at this moment. However, you may find some of the other information provided useful. Below are the links: For Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html For Tibetan astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html For Numerology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html For Fortune cookies: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/fortune-cookie Thank you and I hope you find something interesting in one of the apps.
  • January 20, 2021 03:32
    Sangita. asked: i want to buy my own house.which mantra i should chant to have my own house.kindly reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Sangita, Thank you for your question. Everything in our lives, whether good or bad is due to our karma. This is karma we have accumulated either in previous lives or earlier on in this life. You can learn more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html Sometimes, we go through obstacles or need some form of spiritual help to assist us in improving our situations. In these circumstances we can rely on the practice of certain deities. One of these deities is the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. You can read more about this deity and his practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html You can learn more about Dorje Shugden's practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • January 12, 2021 00:32
    Laurence Brahm asked: Hello la. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche. My name is Laurence Brahm and I've directed the two films including Searching for The Lotus Born Master. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche in hopes he would kindly agree to an interview with our third production on Guru Rinpoche and also I would like to ask some questions concerning Shambala. I would be most grateful if Rinpoche would email me at himalayanconsensus2@gmail.com Thank you. With respects
    pastor answered: Dear Laurence Brahm, Thank you for your questions. This section is actually answered by Kechara's Pastors who were trained by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Unfortunately, Tsem Rinpoche is no longer with us physically. He passed into Parinirvana in 2019. You can read more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html If you would like to ask questions to any of the pastors regarding this, please email care@kechara.com with more information and mention that you would like to talk to one of the pastors. Thank you
  • December 31, 2020 14:46
    Jose Ajuria asked: What are the qualities of the Buddha Dharma and Sangha
    pastor answered: Dear Jose Ajuria, Here is a short article that discusses the qualities of the Three Jewels: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/taking-refuge-by-pabongka-rinpoche.html For a more in-depth text regarding this, please read Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). The text describes the qualities and benefits of taking refuge in each, in much more detail. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • December 30, 2020 09:55
    Dan asked: Dear pastors, some vegetarians said egg can eat. While some say no. What is your opinion on this. Thank you
    pastor answered: Dear Dan, Thank you for your question. There are differing views on eggs as part of the vegetarian diet. Some people would say that since eggs we get these days are not fertilized, then they are vegetarian since there is no life involved at that point. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche was vegetarian but consumed eggs, as long as they were free-range and organic, because Rinpoche was against the battery farming system which produces the majority of eggs these days. There is a lot of animal cruelty involved with battery farming. Most people who do not include egg in their vegetarian diets do this because of the harm is causes the hens during the farming process, and also because they can view eating eggs as taking a life. That being said, within Buddhism, there are certain practices that strictly prohibit the consumption of eggs, as with other types of food. This can be for a number of reasons, which are too long to be discussed here. I would say that most people in the Kechara organisation eat eggs although vegetarian, but that may also be a cultural thing. Some people however, have taken the extra step and live a vegan lifestyle, which definitely does not include egg, as an extension of their practice of compassion for other sentient beings. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • December 5, 2020 00:25
    Bradley asked: Would offerings or prayers like Sangsol offering be more potent if we had the prayers translated to the language of a given geographical area? Example in England where Celtic was once spoken? Would the local deities or spirits be pleased we took the time to do so? They are far older than us.
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your interesting question. Actually the sangsol prayers will be effective when done in any language. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that when you recite the sangsol prayer, you are actually invoking upon an enlightened being first, in this case, it is Dorje Shugden. Therefore, when you make the requests of the local deities to accept the offering, be calm and improve local circumstances etc, it is not coming from you. You are actually beseeching Dorje Shugden to help you in this matter. Hence, it is Dorje Shugden who is communicating with the local deities, not us. Secondly, deities and gods, as they do not have physical bodies, do not require ordinary language. Language as we know it is actually linked to our physical bodies. Local deities and gods, etc, because they don't have the same type of physical form as us, actually recognise our prayers through intention and effort rather than language. Therefore, prayers such as the sangsol prayers are effective no matter which language they are physical recited in. I hope this makes sense, if it does not, please let us know and we will clarify further. Thank you.
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We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
6 months ago
We were graced with the presence of Tengku Zatashah & The Alice Smith School Foundation yesterday. 130 homeless were blessed to be served by them. RM 20,000 donated by Alice Smith School Foundation will benefit 100 families registered under Kechara Food Bank Program. Thank you! Much love from the needy families ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment #kecharasoupkitchen #alicesmithschoolfoundation #alicesmithschool #volunteerism #homeless
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
Thanks to the effort of our outstation team, we were able to mobilise food provisions to 600 families living in Kelantan, Penang, Negeri Sembilan, Melaka and Johor during the Raya period with each of these families receiving RM200 worth of provisions. Adding onto the current 368 families in Klang Valley, a total of 968 families were benefitted from this. Special thanks to the sponsors who have contributed especially Hong Leong Foundation and partially from Tesco Malaysia (where we also ordered the provisions from). ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
8 months ago
So glad that our soup kitchen operations are back in full swing. Good to see the clients are observing the SOPs. Some of them lost their job during MCO and ended up on the streets. Special thanks to our sponsors and volunteers for the great support! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
From serving cooked food to the homeless clients on the streets to mobilising provisions to the needy individuals in PPRs and shelters, we thank everyone of our Johor Bahru team for their kind contributions and effort to make it for the needy despite all the challenges! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
9 months ago
More photos taken from our "Hari Raya Hampers" distribution this week. Making sure everyone of our clients have something to be cheerful about. Apart from food, daily used items such as hygiene products, kitchen utensils, assorted fabric items, stationary items and toys were also included into our hamper bags making it extra heavier this month! Food items alone were about 35kg per family! Taking this opportunity to wish everyone of our Muslim volunteers, friends, supporters and clients a Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri and Maaf Zahir Batin. No doubt this year's celebration will be very different but appreciate everyone is safe and protected from the pandemic. We are in this together and let's work to fight this pandemic together! Thanking all sponsors and donors for the generous support enabling us to continue serve the needy with food, love and care. Big shoutout too to our wonderful team which already depleted by our very own strict SOP. All of you who worked tirelessly behind the s
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Our team have been working extra hours for the past few weeks to deliver provisions and hamper goodies to the needy families before Hari Raya! Heart warming to see the smiling faces of our recipients upon receiving 3 bags full of food and daily used items. Thanks to everyone of you who have contributed to our foodbank enabling us to give all our recipients (especially those celebrating) a Raya to remember! - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
9 months ago
Thankful to all donors and those who have been committed in contributing not just money but time over the past testing weeks to help us ease the work of our frontliners and also the livelihood of the needy, their struggles over this pandemic period seemed a little easier to bear with because of your contributions! - Vivian @Kechara Soup Kitchen
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
9 months ago
KSDS Level 2 virtual class, Lin Mun KSDS
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
9 months ago
KSDS Level 3 virtual class. Lin Mun KSDS
Wesak 2020
10 months ago
Wesak 2020
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
12 months ago
Recycle today for a better tomorrow. KEP-Serena
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
12 months ago
Today we are having recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. Do drop by here if you would like to get ride of the recyclable items from home. KEP - Serena
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Seen here is Bam, Vajrayogini’s seed syllable and also Kechara's logo. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: More melted butter was offered. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
H.E. Zawa Rinpoche in deep concentration. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Geshela is seen here wearing ceremonial hat called tsoksha. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
The Shize Fire Puja was performed according to scriptural sources. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
To find out more about the substances offered during jinsek/fire puja, have a read here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
12 months ago
Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor Niral Patel assisting H.E. Zawa Rinpoche during the puja. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
12 months ago
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Peaceful fire pujas are excellent to remove inauspiciousness, problems that might be coming to our lifespan, wisdom, wealth, growth of Dharma. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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