I will not be pulled into conflict | 我不会让自己卷入冲突中

Jun 3, 2019 | Views: 20,222

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(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Some people think if they trust Trijang Rinpoche they are against H.H. Dalai Lama. Some people think if they have faith in H.H. Dalai Lama which they should, they cannot accept Trijang Rinpoche. That is wrong view. Certainly H.H. Dalai Lama is a high incarnation, highly attained and one of the greatest scholars of Buddhism in this world. He really practiced the sacred teachings and became attained…lifetimes ago and incarnate to benefit others. But His Holiness the Dalai Lama was not the only one. Many great beings male and female, high and ‘low’ practiced and became highly attained. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche was one of these. One highly attained being cannot be better than another one. It’s just how they manifest. Highly attained beings all should be respected and they can manifest as Kings, Queens, ministers, generals, homeless, monks, nuns, scholars, bridges, animals, animate and inanimate beings. Never limit the abilities of enlightened Ones. Therefore we can respect and have faith in both Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. the Dalai Lama. I do. I do not see conflict.

Sometimes enlightened beings can manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose, the great senior monks of Gaden used to relay to me. I respect all lamas. These are my views. You may have your own and I respect it, but respect my views too. I’ve always for the last 30 years had natural spontaneous faith in H.H. the Dalai Lama. When I first saw a picture of Trijang Rinpoche in Howell, New Jersey, I spontaneously cried from deep natural faith. It still happens now. Whenever I read about His Holiness, I also gained greater faith. It’s from inside of me. Some people say my faith in these beings are ‘questionable’. But you know what, that is their own opinion. They don’t know me. Nor have ever met me.

I do not need to agree to everything these higher beings may share, but that is my level. But I respect all great beings and not say negatives. Just do our practice. Gain compassion. Gain wisdom. Gain tolerance. Bring peace to everyone and everywhere we go and don’t create conflict. This is important. We may speak up or ‘fight’ for our views and rights, but do it in a way that gives honor to our practice and what it stands for.

Tsem Rinpoche

P.S. For me I make no distinctions between any lamas and their views. Each lama has their way to guide their students to enlightenment. Hence 84,000 teachings by the Sage Shakyamuni the Conqueror. So we should never get into conflicts and criticize this or that lama. In Buddhism we are suppose to be kind to even ghosts, beggars, thieves, snakes and all sentient beings. All deserve compassion. So the least we can do is refrain from negativities. Our job in dharma is not to find who is right or wrong in others, but to find who is suitable for us and respect all other teachers, traditions and their methods. I will never go against any lama or be pulled into criticizing anyone. I have my practice from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche which some may like and some may not, but it suits me and I will continue. I will never give up any practice my guru gave me 31 years ago. No other guru or student will convince me otherwise. I have examined Zong Rinpoche and his teachings in terms of suitability for me and how they helped in my life to become a better person and that is good enough for me. I remain firm and loyal to my teacher/lineage and practice while respecting everyone else’s. I respect all and will continue to. My job in this life is to create peace, compassion and tolerance in my mind and hopefully affect the environment around me to be happy. I have a long way to go, but I will get there. Thank you very much.

I personally really feel warm to see this picture. It is His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche bestowing a set of initiations to His Holiness the young 14th Dalai Lama. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche had conferred teachings, oral transmissions, commentaries and vast corpus of Dharma to His Holiness the Dalai Lama for over thirty years. This teacher and disciple relationship is sacred and should be respected in Tibetan form of Buddhism. Especially in Tantra where attainments are fully dependent on our respect and trust in our teachers and to never blame, begrudge or abandon him or his teachings. We should never listen to the negative talks of others about our teachers and what he kindly bestowed upon us. If by karma we find it hard to be with a teacher, respectfully ask to be excused but never criticize or justify it publicly or privately. It will not help your mind, the minds of others and our spiritual development.

Sometimes we can have two teachers that manifest opposing views. We can choose the view we find suitable to us and not criticize the other ‘opposing’ view. Dharma is individual. This is especially important for students who have received teachings, practices and initiations from various teachers who have manifested ‘opposing’ views like I have. Which teacher to choose? Our job is not find right or wrong, but to practice the best we can to be a beneficial person in society. Our practice and behavior will show the wisdom of our teacher through us. We choose the teachings that suit us and still respect the teachers who shows ‘opposing’ views. I have teachers who have opposing views of different spiritual practices, so my views have to suit those in the same situation. I am not allowed to choose or have that option so please understand. I have to respect all my teachers. All fifteen of them. You may not be in this situation, but I am. In Gaden, we had to go to various teachers for teachings. That is my humble opinion.

I often get criticized for picking one teacher’s views instead of another. Or coerced to choose. I have teachers who have manifested conflicting views and I have to find a way to come to terms with it peacefully and respectfully. But I know my Dharma enough and I choose the teacher that has impacted a great change in my life. I do not follow teachers because they are famous, well known, wealthy, have many followers or influential. This does not affect my decision alone. Many great lamas had teachers who were simple hermits in caves and in reliance on their teachers, they gained liberation. Read the stories of the 84 Mahasiddhas. I follow the teacher who touches my heart and inspired me to change from a selfish, angry, intolerant and difficult person to be better. After all our actions create our karmas and their effects we dread. So if our actions change due to our mind, this is the kindness of the teacher and how he/she impacted our minds. Ultimately whatever the views of the teacher, he/she has changed my mind to look within and to change from within. To this teacher I owe everything especially my transformations. I don’t care what this teacher prayed to, practiced or not practiced, liked or disliked or still doing. I don’t care if my teacher prays to a tree believing it is Manjushri. I will not criticize any teacher and I will never abandon my teacher who showed me that being tolerant, compassionate and working for others is the true meaning of my life. True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action. I am far from it, but I am inspired enough to keep practicing until I achieve these qualities. I thank and bow to my teachers eternally. All of them. I do not see or get involved with conflict. I respect all teachers who train their students with utmost compassion and in the best circumstances they can. I will not point fingers and say this teacher or that teacher is good, bad, wrong, right or whatever. I am not the judge, jury and executioner of any teacher or tradition or practice, but a humble, simple and afflicted denizen of samsara doing my best. We only can decide for ourselves which teacher is right for us and no one else can decide for us.

Good luck everyone!

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

我不会让自己卷入冲突中

有些人认为,只要他们相信赤江仁波切,就等于是跟至尊达赖尊者做对。反之,只要他们对达赖尊者有信心(他们本该如此),他们就不能接受赤江仁波切。这是错误的看法。至尊达赖尊者肯定是一位高证量转世高僧,也是当今世上最伟大的佛教学者之一。他确实修持殊胜的教诲,并在好几世以前即获得证悟,乘愿回来利益众生。然而,至尊达赖尊者并不是独一无二的。许多高僧大德,无论是男性或女性,修行地位高或“低”,皆获得高证量。赤江仁波切就是其中一位。一位高度觉悟者的修为不可能比另一位来得高。那只是他们化现的方式。我们该尊重所有拥有高证量的觉悟者。他们可以化现为国王、皇后、将军、流浪汉、僧人、僧尼、学者、桥、动物、有生命和没有生命的物体。切勿为觉悟者的能力设限。有鉴于此,我们可同时尊敬赤江仁波切和至尊达赖尊者,也对他们生起信心。我个人是如此。我并不认为这两者之间存有任何冲突。

有时候,证悟者会为了更崇高的目的,而示现“冲突”——甘丹寺的资深僧人曾对我转达这样的信息。我尊重所有喇嘛。这都是我的看法。你或许有本身的看法,我尊重你的看法,但也请你尊重我的看法。我这30年来对至尊达赖尊者的信心是自然且由衷的。当我第一次在新泽西霍威尔看见赤江仁波切的圣像时,内在深沉自发的信心让我不由自主地哭了起来。即便至今仍是如此。每当我读到至尊达赖尊者的故事,我也同样生起很大的信心,这都源自我的内心深处。有些人说我对这些觉悟者的信心是“不可靠”的。然而,你知道吗,这只是他们个人的看法。他们并不认识我,甚至跟我素未谋面。

我不需要认同这些高度觉悟者所分享的一切,但这只代表我个人的修为程度是如此。然而我尊重所有伟大的智者,也不会说一些关于他们的负面的话。专注于我们本身的修行,证得慈悲,证得智慧,证得宽容。在每个地方给每个人带来宁静,不制造冲突。这很重要。我们或许会畅所欲言或为本身的看法和权益作出“斗争”,不过请以敬重本身修行和代表本身修行的方式来进行。

詹杜固仁波切

备注:对我而言,我并不会加以区分任何一位上师和他们的观点。每位上师自有一套引领弟子通往证悟之道的方法。正因如此,智者释迦牟尼佛才传授了8万4千种法门。我们不该卷入冲突之中,进而批评这位或那位上师。佛法教导我们即便是面对鬼魂、乞丐、小偷、蛇和一切有情众生都该心怀善心。一切众生都该被慈悲以待。我们能做到的,至少是克制自己去作出负面的行为。我们学佛并不是为了找出谁对或谁错。反之,我们要在寻找适合自己的上师的同时,也尊重其他所有上师、传承和他们的传法方式。我绝不会违背任何上师或让自己卷入批评任何人的纠纷中。我从宋仁波切处获得我的修持,也许有些人会喜欢或不喜欢这些修持法门;无论如何,它们适合我,而我也会继续修持下去。我将不会放弃我的上师在31年前传授给我的任何修持法门。没有任何一位上师或弟子能劝服我放弃它们。在此之前,我已经观察了宋仁波切和他的法教,明确知道他是否适合我,我也知道这些法教能如何帮助我成为更好的人。对我而言,这就够了。我在对我的上师/传承和修持上保持坚定立场和忠诚的同时,也尊重别人的抉择。我尊重所有人,并且会继续如此做。我今生的任务是在心中生起和平、慈悲和宽容,希望从而使得周遭环境也变得快乐。前方的路还很长,但是我终究会抵达目的地。感谢大家。

这张照片让我感到非常温馨。这是至尊赤江仁波切赐予年幼的第14世达赖尊者灌顶时拍摄的照片。赤江仁波切用了超过30年的时间,赐予至尊达赖尊者系列教诲、口传、释义和许多珍贵佛法。在西藏佛教中,这段殊胜的师徒关系确实应该让人肃然起敬。这种关系在密续修持中尤其显得重要,因为一名弟子的成就全取决于他对上师的尊重和信任,与此同时不非难、不埋怨,也不背弃上师或他的教诲。我们不该听信他人对我们上师的批评,若有人恶意扭曲上师慈悲地赐予我们的一切,我们也不应予以理会。如果因为业力的缘故,我们无法跟从某位上师,请以尊敬的态度要求退出,但切勿公开或私下批评或合理化我们的决定。这对我们或他人的心灵并不会带来任何好处,对我们的修行也没有任何助益。

有时候,我们可能有两位上师,各示现不同的立场。这时候,我们可以选择适合自己的观点,而不是去批评另一位上师所持的“对立”观点。佛法属于个人的修行。这对那些如同我一样,师从多位上师,接受不同教诲和灌顶,且上师们各示现“对立”立场的弟子而言尤为重要。我们该选择哪一位上师?我们的责任并不是找出对或错,而是尽己所能去修持,让自己成为一个能造福社会的人。我们上师的智慧将透过我们的修持和行为展现出来。我们在选择适合自己的教诲的同时,仍应尊重持“对立”观点的上师。我跟从的某些上师们对某些修持法门持有对立的观点,因此我的看法必须适用于那些跟我处于同一种境况的人。我不被允许选择或没有抉择的余地,所以,请理解我,我必须尊重我所有的上师。我共有15位上师。你或许并不处于像我一样的处境,但是我却是如此。在甘丹寺,我们必须到不同上师处求法。这是我谦卑的看法。

我经常被批评选择某位上师的看法而抛开另一位上师的看法,或者被迫去做出选择。由于我的上师们持相互冲突的观点,我就必须想方设法以和平及敬重的方式解决它。然而,我对佛法有足够的了解,让我选择了对我影响最深的上师。我不因为某些上师著名、富有、跟随者众多或深具影响力而选择跟随他们。这些因素无法影响我个人的决定。许多高僧大德的上师是住在山洞里的隐士,而他们却依靠这些上师得到解脱。去读读84位大成就者的故事吧。我选择跟随触动我心、启发我从一个自私、愤怒、心胸狭窄和难搞的人中蜕变出来的上师。毕竟,我们的一切行为造就我们的业力,而业力的后果我们皆深感畏惧。假使我们的行为因为心识改变而改变,这就是由于上师的仁慈,以及他/她对我们心识产生影响的结果。最终,不管上师的观点是什么,他/她改变了我的心,让我观察自心和从内在改变。对这样的一位上师,我将一切,尤其是我的转化完全归功于他。我不理会这位上师祈祷的对象是谁,不理会他是否曾经修持或不修持某些法门,受认同与否,也不在乎他是否依然继续这么做。我不理会我的上师是否向一棵树祈祷,并相信那是文殊菩萨。我不会去批评任何上师,也绝不会背弃那位指引我把待人宽容、慈悲,并以服务众生视为人生真正意义的上师。真正的灵修是以行动来实践宽容、宽恕、仁慈和慈悲。我离这目标还有一段很长的距离,但是上师的启发足以让我持续修持,直到我拥有这些品德为止。我永远向我的上师们致谢和敬礼。对每一位上师皆是如此。我看不出或也不觉得需要卷入冲突当中。我尊重每一位以最大的慈悲心和尽己所能用最好的方法来训练弟子的上师。我不会批评这位上师或那位上师的好或坏,对或错等等。我不是任何上师、传承或修持的裁判、评委或执法者,我仅是一个谦卑、简单,尽己所能做到最好的娑婆众生之一。只有我们自己才能决定哪一位上师最适合我们,其他人皆无法替我们做出这个决定。

祝大家好运!

詹杜固仁波切

 

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  1. Pastor Albert on Jul 1, 2019 at 7:46 pm

    We don’t know how great is the High Lama’s mind is the same as a child would not understand how the adult’s mind work, the kids will never stop demand their parents for what they like and they will throw tantrum, cry, make noise, being rebellious, etc until they give up or they get what they want, we have our ways to help or raise a children to be a better person, but they won’t understand. Well, any difference when comparing with the Adults? When we meet a high lama, we will request for this and request for that, all the things we requested is based on what we want, it is to fulfill our desire, and when we realized the lama is not helping us as per what we expected, we then complain, bad mouth them, and so on, we too, won’t understand how a lama will guide us or help us.

    We all have our own thoughts and our own expectation, when we do not accept something, or do not believe in a religion, we cannot force other people to be like us, because everyone have their own thoughts, we don’t but they do, so we should learn to respect others of what they choose, and they’ll respect ours. Imagine if someone else come and tell you that your religion is no good, and they keep pestering you about your religion, how would you feel? So if you don’t like it, then don’t do it to other people.

    A religion is suppose to make us a better person, it is suppose to bring more happiness to ourselves, but if someone who is complaining everyday, cursing other people, scolding, belittle them, bad mouthing, etc, then we should start thinking, is this religion really suit me, am I really learning what this religion is teaching me?

    When we are in a spiritual path, we should focus on our Dharma practice, we should focus on our Buddha and not to involve or to create politics. Even we may ‘look good’ defaming someone else in the beginning, but it will make us look ugly, very ugly, extremely ugly at the end when the truth shows up. So what’s the point of doing these? How does these benefit us? Never forget about Karma, everything we did, there is karma in within, and Karma ain’t no fun.

    I respect Dalai Lama, Tsem Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Trijang Rinpoche, and all the high lamas, I don’t follow them not because they are no good, but it’s because I’m not caliber enough to have and to learn Dharma from so many gurus. I like what my guru, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche teach me and I will never give up on Dorje Shugden no matter what others say, because I believe in my guru and I believe my protector which is given by my guru to help me in my spiritual path.

  2. Ngakpa Lama Shenphen Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 10, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    Thank you for all believing in me even over geshe Michael…

    So i will say now 4 Starbucks steps works with dorje shugden but still the disrespect continues.

    In this case let me say that the truth is Vajrayogini is not as good as dorje shugden.

    It is just another way to promote the wrong things…

    I actually gave the Vajrayogini teachings and am happy that promoting dorje shugden has helped the teachings of Vajrayogini but in fact dorje shugden is even better and I would rather practice dorje shugden from now not even Vajrayogini.

    Thank you tsem tulkuu.

    Love you all,

    Lama Konchok Shenphen

    • Ngakpa Lama Shenphen Tulku Rinpoche on Jun 11, 2019 at 3:16 am

      Guess what everyone? I went ahead and did my Vajrayogini practice anyway and its okay to do that one too!

      Same with dorje shugden.

      Why can’t we do both?

      Much love
      Lks

  3. Lum Kok Luen on Jun 8, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    Dear Rinpoche – I am truly humbled and felt that this statement from you sums up all decisions that I have taken to take you as my Teacher and remain with Kechara as a Dharma center = “We only can decide for ourselves which teacher is right for us and no one else can decide for us'”

    This article is very relevant in today’s environment where we find many people who have started criticizing other centers or teachers for what they are teaching.

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Luen

  4. Dann on Jun 4, 2019 at 7:57 pm

    💗💖❤️🙏🙏🙏💐💐💐

  5. Ummamageswari on Jun 3, 2019 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for this article. This article actually reminds me of what always happened in my surroundings. Normally, when there is some kind of misunderstandings between my friends which was not relating to me, the use to remind me if you talk to her then don’t talk to me. And at the same time, my another friend also remind me the same.

    This is actually not a good behavior as everyone has their rights to talk with everyone they want. I often get criticized for picking up other person views instead of another.

  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 9, 2018 at 8:41 pm

    Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the various mantras of Dorje Shugden contain the essence of the Protector.

    Dorje Shugden’s main mantra 多杰雄登主要咒语
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for peace 平和咒语
    For gaining attainments through the energy of Peaceful Shugden, peace of environment and mind, harmony in one’s abode and dwelling area, and calming of disasters
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for health 福寿安康咒语
    For long life, increasing life, healing of disease and protection from diseases
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for increase 增长咒语
    For gaining great merits and increase of all necessary needs, both material and spiritual
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for control 控制咒语
    Of worldly deities, negative people and nagas and for influencing friends towards the positive
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra to grant protection 庇护咒语
    Visualize that you are in the Protector’s mandala, fully protected from outside interferences. Recite when in danger or for dangerous situations, for protection while travelling or when residing in dangerous/hostile places
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1544345059.mp4


  7. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 27, 2018 at 7:07 am

    Dear friends,

    Tibet has produced many powerful meditations, rituals and guidelines to help us gain spiritual protection, gain wisdom and higher states of consciousness. In general Tibet has produced many powerful methods for the growth of our spiritual evolution. Dorje Shugden is an angel, a saint, a powerful spiritual protector-warrior who originated 350 years ago when a highly awakened Tibetan Lama fulfilled his vows to become a special being to grant protection, wisdom, material needs, safety when travelling (normal and astral travel) and spiritual awakening. Both the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the current His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed short yet effective prayers to invoke upon the power and blessings of this special saint and protector. One can recite either one of the prayers that you feel suits you, anytime or even daily. When you feel a special need for help, you can recite either prayer anytime. When you are feeling down, afraid or just need a blessing, you can recite them. After reciting either invocation, it is good to chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

    You do not have to be a Buddhist or practitioner of any religion to invoke upon the blessings and protection of this special enlightened and awakened angel Dorje Shugden. He helps all without discrimination or bias as he is filled with compassion and love. Divinity has no boundaries, they help all who call upon them.

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    More on the Great 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2w7KHv6

    More on H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n

    Chapel (Trode Khangsar) built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa – https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

    亲爱的朋友们,

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    Prayer to Shugden by 5th Dalai Lama English

    14th Dalai Lama prayer to Shugden English

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    Shugden by 14th Dalai Lama

    Prayer to Shugden by 5th Dalai Lama Chinese

    14th Dalai Lama prayer to Shugden Chinese

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    Dorje Shugden

  8. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 6:52 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

    This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

    The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  9. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 3:01 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  10. Joy Kam on Aug 13, 2018 at 1:12 am

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  11. Edward Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 6:33 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 asssistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokitesvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

    *Stand not included

  12. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:05 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  13. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 1:57 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

    Tsem Rinpoche

  14. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 1:25 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  15. Samfoonheei on Dec 5, 2017 at 10:15 pm

    There are many great Buddhist masters highly attained from different school. Yet each of them have their right and their practitioners have their choice to choose what they want to study under. One highly attained being cannot be better than another one. It’s just how they manifest There are many religion too having different method of teaching as well. All of us have our own right to choose what we want. As long as we respect all other teachers, traditions and their methods and there will be peace. Once we interfere or comment anything about others or teachers ,conflicts will arise, misunderstandings , and so forth. Anyway we do not have the right to judge and comment on that.
    To me once we made up our mind to come under that teacher, that is the choice. I am glad to have Rinpoche to thank who showed me that being tolerant, compassionate and working for others is the true meaning of my life.. Nor matter what happen , i will follow my Guru all the way and I will never ever be pulled into any conflict .
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post.

  16. Lin Mun on Dec 1, 2017 at 12:24 pm

    In this world we have many religions , even within Buddhism there are many lineages and school of thoughts. Hence, we must learn to respect each other. Who are we to comment if the religious practise is good or bad. Each practice may suit different people at different level. Therefore, we should not give any negative comment on other people’s choice. Many times, conflict happened because everyone like to impose their own views and perception on others. This is not necessary. I think ultimately, it is how we practise. We should reflect if we are practicing compassion, love, tolerance and doing work that benefit others.

    I am fortunate to know and found my guru Tsem Rinpoche and I will follow his teaching.

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  18. MartinC on Feb 9, 2017 at 3:15 am

    Tsem Rinpoche has worked very hard and patiently over the years to provide good and accurate knowledge about Dorje Shugden. These truths are not new at all but have been overshadowed by malicious anti-Shugden propaganda over the last 2 decades. It is a welcome change to see this comment by Suzy on Rinpoche’s YouTube channel in which she expressed her realization of the Protector’s goodness. This is truly beautiful-(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vl-4lIwxph4&t=11s)

    Suzy

  19. Colin Tan on Nov 22, 2016 at 10:41 am

    We live in this duality world and everything is in dualism. When we have teachings from different teachers, especially in opposing views, we naturally will fall into making comparison, to judge which one is better. Just like what Tsem Rinpoche mentioned that we are not in the position to judge whose teaching is better, we just need to choose those that are suitable for us to practice. We should treat all teachings with gratitude as it’s our good karma that we’re able to know Dharma in this life. Everything in this world is neutral by nature. It’s our personal perception or belief that judge things into good or bad, weak or strong, etc. Many conflicts arise also due to this personal judgment. If we could treat everything as neutral and as one, no one better or worse than the other, we can easily accept all teachings with receptive mind. We will eventually realize that all teachings are for the benefits of all and conflicts will naturally dissolve.

  20. Anne Ong on Nov 19, 2016 at 1:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I will always follow and trust my Guru’s advice. I always believe my Guru’s advice is the best advice and I have the best Guru in the whole world.Everyone has their own rights to choose which religion and the Guru that they want to follow. I will never ever be pulled into conflict with my own Guru no matter what. I have a strong affinity with my Guru will be this way until the last day of my life.

  21. Andrea Lai on Nov 18, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing his opinion and thoughts.A Guru devotion is very important.It shows respect,compassion,humbleness and loyalty towards one practitioners/students towards his Guru. The devotion cannot be break or diminish.

    With folded hands, I trust my Guru and I will follow his teachings til the end.This is my choice,my decision and my freedom.

    • Pastor Adeline Woon on Nov 18, 2016 at 6:35 pm

      Dear Andrea,

      Rinpoche has been attacked solely due to his choice for following his Guru’s advice. His devotion to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is not appreciated but further escalated into hatred and anger of anti-Shugden people. Every day, Rinpoche receives endless attack online from people who do not know Rinpoche yet they commented vulgarly on his Facebook, Twitter and blog post. The amount is overwhelming which you can see here https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/will-the-dalai-lama-agree-with-this.html.

      Although Rinpoche is not political and has never been interested in one, he is being attacked because of CTA’s political agenda in suppressing the Dorje Shugden practitioners and in taking their religious freedom away from them. Being a Tibetan, Rinpoche is greatly affected by the ban imposed by the CTA. He has lost all his friends, denied access to monasteries and from seeing his Gurus due to this ban. Rinpoche did a lot for the monasteries (fundraising, building, medical, food, etc.), the Tibetan community in India (education, facilities, medical, etc.) and supported many for more than 25 years, yet when the ban is imposed since 20 years ago, they turned their back on Rinpoche who has done nothing wrong but chose to follow his Guru’s instructions.

      Here is a post that will help you in understanding the issue of the Dorje Shugden practice that is well explained by Rinpoche https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-dorje-shugden-to-me.html and I wish very much for the support you give in Rinpoche’s struggle to lift the Dorje Shugden ban.

      Should you require further assistance, please let me know. Thank you!

      With best wishes,
      Pastor Adeline

      • Andrea Lai on Nov 18, 2016 at 9:57 pm

        Thank you Pastor Adeline for your advice.

  22. Ron Wong on Nov 13, 2016 at 11:10 pm

    At Buddha’s time, he once killed a man to save 500 lives because Buddha knew the man’s evil plan to steal the fortune from the 500 mens on the ship that they were travelling on. In Buddhism, the act of killing is morally unacceptable & it is wrong, but with deeper understanding & analysis; we can see that the motivation was out of compassion; to save a life from going to the great hell & save 500 lives to carry on their deeds & benefiting others.

    Similarly in the case of His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche & His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, both are highly attained beings who shared a very sacred teacher & disciple relationship, the very foundation of one’s spiritual path. To say that one is wrong & the other is right is not logical because we cannot view the “conflict” with our ordinary mind simply because we cannot possibly see the higher purpose of it now.

    Buddha has once said that we must observe & analyse anything we hear or see & not simply believe it the first time we encounter them. Only after finding that it agrees with reason & it is beneficial to one & all, we then accept & live up to it.

  23. Vivian Ong on Nov 13, 2016 at 3:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. I will follow my Guru till the end just like how my Guru is following his Guru. Nobody can say anything about my choice and they cannot decide for me. Everyone has their own rights to choose which religion and the Guru that they want to follow. We also taught not to talk bad about other religion, beliefs and Gurus.

    With folded palm,
    Vivian

  24. Echeah on Nov 8, 2016 at 1:52 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing that among the highly attained beings, Buddhas, Bodhisattvas, they act on a higher purpose. Ordinary eyes may view them as in opposition to each other, but there is in fact no conflict, as their ultimate goal is the same.

    Rinpoche had many Gurus, so in sense it may seem more “challenging” since different Gurus may have different methods. As for me, it is a lot easier, since I follow only one Guru. It’s clear cut, there’s no conflict with anybody else, lol.

  25. Justin Cheah on Nov 7, 2016 at 12:41 am

    Thank you for this teaching Rinpoche. Certainly we should view all Masters in Buddhism have their very own unique way to disseminating Dharma and by the way Buddha Shakyamuni gave 84,000 types of teachings for all sorts of people who have all sorts of level of mind. It is something very true that we should just check and balance Guru (s) that we wish to learn from before “jumping” into it as it is illogical to just do something that you wouldn’t know nor understand. Once we found our kind of Guru and practices we should just concentrate on our own rather than doubting other’s practice and start comparing. Worse still to condemn others practice. I do agree completely that there are controversies which are meant for a higher purpose. Time will definitely tell.

  26. Pastor KH Ng on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:00 pm

    The teacher is the root of all our attainments and good qualities we aspire to achieve in our pratice.The teacher is the person who takes care of us in the best way through his skillful means; not only for this life but for our future lives. If in this life we find it hard to follow the teacher’s instructions; we should persevere; we should surrender ourselves to the Guru who has our best interest in mind. The reason we find in hard is that our ego/self is being challenged and it is a good sign that we have difficulties as this shows our ego is being challenged. If we have not difficulties then perhaps our ego has found a way to cheat us.
    We must remain loyal to the Guru who has benefitted the most and not be pulled into conflict with others’ opinion be it lay or other High Lamas and only our Guru that matters most to us need to be followed while we respect others opinion.

  27. Sarah on Nov 6, 2016 at 9:14 pm

    Students may receive teachings from different gurus. Sometimes, the teachings may appear conflicting but the mature, discerning students usually do not become confused. In the Tibetan tradition, one has a root teacher and follows the instructions of this teacher for life. It is the teacher who has impacted us the most in our practice. According to Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo, “The root guru is the lama who points out to us the true nature of the mind. The one who points out to us the essential naked awareness behind the conceptual coming and going of the thoughts and who reveals to us our innate Buddha nature.” H.E. Tsem Rinpoche respects all his teachers but His Eminence is loyal to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who was his root guru. The guru-disciple relationship is sacred and should be respected by all.

  28. Jason on Nov 6, 2016 at 6:22 pm

    We can receive any teachings from many Guru or high lama but we should have to choose one root Guru who most impact to us.Enlightened beings can manifested to any things with no limit. H.H Dalai Lama is manifest of chenrenzig but who knows how many high lama cherenzig been manifested. We can’t follow one high lama base on his fame.

    Guru always remind us not to defame others to make ourself outstanding.As a Buddhist, compassion and tolerance must be practiced for attainment.

    Finally, Guru Devotion which is very important in order for Trantric practitioners to achieve attainment.

    Thanks Rinpoche kindly reminder.

    Jason

  29. Lum Kok Luen on Nov 6, 2016 at 10:21 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    After reading this article a number of times, your teaching on the middle way, be compassionate, be kind, be considerate, be respectful, love one another, and transform our minds so that we work for others become so much more meaningful to my ignorant mind.

    My family and I are certainly very fortunate to have found you as our Guru for all of us to come onto the Dharma path and to remain sincerely on this path no matter what happens.

    Thank so, so much Rinpoche for this yet another wonderful teaching which really touches our lives so much in so many ways.

    Humbly yours
    Lum Kok Luen

  30. Soon Huat on Nov 5, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for the teaching. It is logic that the highly attained lama are same in term of level and capability but they serve different function or roles to spread Dharma. For instance, we can not say Manjushri is better than Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara.

    Guru Devotion is core of Tibetan Buddhism and it is the .most important element in Dharma path. Hence, we should choose the right Guru; the Lama who suits us most, whose teaching can penetrate our mind and transform us to better one. Once we have decided or chosen our Guru, we should have faith to Him all the way regardless others say or comment negatively to Him. Follow His teaching all the way. Of course, we choose to have faith to our Guru which does not mean to be enemy of other highly attained Lama. We just want to practice the teaching given by our Guru in peace and to benefit others too.

    Let us work together to spread precious Dharma to others but not conflict to degenerate Buddhism.

    • Joy Kam on Nov 5, 2016 at 11:34 pm

      Thank you Soon Huat for your comment. Yes what you say is very true. Why must it be just cause we disagree with another means we are enemies? That does not make sense and is certainly not Buddhist practice. Sounds more samsara and we follow Buddhist teachings because we want to get out of samsara not get in to it even more by having more conflict, having to choose which teacher to follow.

      Actually by right we should follow our root Guru and keep samaya with that Guru as stated in the 50 verses of Guru Devotion https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/complete-commentary-on-50-verses-of-guru-devotion.html on how important it is to have clean samaya with our Guru who gave us teachings. Not everyone has samaya with His Holiness the Dalai Lama, so why are we asked to break our samaya we our main root Guru and “maintained” samaya with His Holiness whom for many of us, have not even met him. So, what samaya is there to maintain? No matter how we look at it, it is twisted and makes no sense in every angle. Again thanks for your comment and keep it up!

      • Soon Huat on Nov 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Thank You Joy for the encouragement. Yes, One Guru One center…I heard there is a Mahayana Great Guru’s story; His Guru asked him to follow His instruction to read one Sutra but nothing else, eventually, He has become a great Guru and He said the method is very effective but, unfortunaely, not many people can follow

  31. Wylfred Ng on Nov 5, 2016 at 8:49 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享。

    我非常赞同仁波切的看法。 仁波切有15位上师, 每位上师都有给仁波切不同的法门或教诲。 如果上师自己有些东西是有矛盾的话仁波切就会选择根本上师的教诲为最终的选择。

    在多杰雄登课题上, 仁波切大部分上师都是多杰雄登修持者, 只有少部分是没有修多杰雄登。 而且多杰雄登修持法门也是仁波切的根本上师宋仁波切所给。

    正如仁波切所说, 选择上师并不是以上师的名气、地位为标准, 无论我们的上师是法王、仁波切、或是山洞里的修持者, 只要我们认定他是我们的上师, 就要视师为佛。

    就以著名的上师帕绷喀仁波切为例, 他的上师塔普莲花金刚虽然名气不大, 不过帕绷喀仁波切对于上师是非常尊敬, 也非常有上师依止心。 所以帕绷喀仁波切也成为了一代非常伟大的大师。

    所以仁波切对于上师宋仁波切的依止心是不能受到别人的怀疑。 根本上师所给的法门、任务, 无论大小都要尽力完成。

    谢谢

  32. Datuk May on Nov 5, 2016 at 8:25 pm

    With this article HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche expounded clearly the depth of the teachings of Dharma, from His personal experience with 15 Gurus, and concluded that all Dharma teachings by great Masters the likes of HH the 14th Dalai Lama and HH Trijang Rinpoche are but the same. It is to create a better person of their students who will practise love and compassion unconditionally.

    The conflicts of any blessed teachings is only within the level of the minds of the unattained samsaric humans the likes of us. Therefore if we are unable to grasp nor understand any teachings of any Lama, do not fault these attained beings but rather contemplate by ourselves as to why it is so.

    Eventually if we still don’t comprehend, just do not create conflicts nor hate but just practise whatever that suits us. With time our minds may open to be of the right views to whatever that we may not understand.

    Conflicts and hate mongering is not within the essence of Buddhism.

  33. TekLee on Nov 4, 2016 at 1:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts. Rinpoche shows us good example of the quality of being a student. We should not criticize any Guru, because everything that our Guru teaches us is for dharma and for our good. In my case, maybe I don’t feel it because I only have Rinpoche as my only Guru. But I relate this teaching to our Pastors in Kechara. We should not criticize any of the Pastor also, as Pastors are the one that connect us to Rinpoche, and teaching and sharing that comes out from the Pastors mouth is from Rinpoche, and for our own good also. Criticizing, will not lead us further but lead us to bad karma. Thank you again Rinpoche, I will always keep this in mind. _/\_

  34. Fong on Nov 3, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    There are many religions in the world and even within Buddhism there are different vehicles i.e. Hinayana, Mahayana and Vajrayana to cater to the many mental make-up of humans. Furthermore, the BUddha has 84,000 teaches so how can we say that one teaching is right and the other is wrong.

    How can one say the other is wrong. As Rinpoche as teaches and encourages, everyone should follow their religion and be good practitioners of their faith.

    It’s the practice of forgiveness, acceptance, kindness and compassion to all living beings that matters. We cannot say we are on the right practice when we cannot even have love, compassion and forgiveness.

  35. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 12:04 am

    Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa, Tibet

    Over 400 years ago a great and learned lama Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was famed in Mongolia, Tibet, Nepal and China for being very saintly and compassionate. He resided in his residence (Zimkhang Gongma Ladrang) in Drepung Monastery. His root guru was H.H. the Omniscient 4th Panchen Lama and his close dharma brother was the 5th Dalai Lama.

    The 5th Dalai Lama and Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen had a very close and dharmic relationship and often went to receive teachings together from the 4th Panchen Lama. They were close in age. They both became very learned and well known. During this time, the Dalai Lama was enthroned as a Dharma King of Tibet. But more people went to see Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen for teachings, initiations and divinations. This made the attendants of the 5th Dalai Lama feel threatened that Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s fame might usurp the power of the 5th Dalai Lama. So they had a khata forced down his throat. At that moment, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dissolved his psychic winds and generated the wish to be a great guardian of Buddha and Tsongkapa’s teachings. As his consciousness dissolved, he entered ‘bardo’ as a dharma protector of the highest order (jikten depey sungma). Many signs were seen throughout Lhasa at this time and the earth was said to have shaken in Lhasa. This event was already predicted to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s previous incarnation when he was one of the 8 main disciples of Lord Tsongkapa the Supreme Master and he served Tsongkapa directly by building Gaden Monastery.

    When the 5th Dalai Lama heard what his scheming and power-hungry attendants had done, he was very distressed. He was very sorry Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was murdered and dishonored as he was a great dharma master. The 5th Dalai Lama composed an apology to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. In Lhasa, tens of thousands gathered for the cremation of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s holy body. During the cremation, the 5th Dalai Lama’s apology was read out at which flames spontaneously arose from the body of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen commencing the cremation. From the body, during cremation, a powerful whirlwind of smoke tunneled into the sky for all to see as this was an indication Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s consciousness has arisen as the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. The Dharma Protector Setrap immediately recognized this new protector Dorje Shugden and ‘enthroned’ him as a powerful Dharma Protector in the realm of the Buddhas. From this, Setrap and Dorje Shugden are closely connected and very close working hand in hand always. After the cremation, the great 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel on the spot the cremation took place and named it Trode Khangsar. The 5th Dalai Lama commissioned the statue of Dorje Shugden in this chapel and had monks installed in the chapel to do continuous propitiations to Dorje Shugden. Trode Khangsar Chapel was a commemoration to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who was wronged and also a celebration of his consciousness arising as the World Peace Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    This Trode Khangsar Chapel still exists now in Lhasa where many make pilgrimages there. It is in good condition and was recently renovated. It is over 400 years old and a testimony to the respect the Great 5th Dalai Lama had to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen who arose as Dorje Shugden.

    I have visited this holy chapel in Lhasa years back. I’ve never heard of it till I was in Lhasa and by chance, I was told about it which I was happy to visit. I could not find the place but strangely a bunch of pilgrims from Amdo told me they would show me how to get there in Lhasa.

    This short video is a short clip of this holy Trode Khangsar Chapel in Lhasa today commemorating Dorje Shugden, built by the great 5th Dalai Lama. The great 5th Dalai Lama even composed a prayer to Dorje Shugden which is still available today and we can recite to invoke the blessings, protection, and assistance of World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.

    Tsem Rinpoche


    Read more: Trode Khangsar – A 400-year-old Dorje Shugden Chapel in Lhasa
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/trode-khangsar-%E2%80%93-a-400-year-old-dorje-shugden-chapel-in-lhasa.html

    Short video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTybDwTeLAM

    __________________________________

    The 5th Dalai Lama’s Prayer to Dorje Shugden

    HUM
    Though unmoving from the sphere of primordial spontaneity,
    With wrathful turbulent power, swifter than lightning,
    Endowed with heroic courage to judge good and bad,
    I invite you with faith, please come to this place!

    Robes of a monk, crown adorned with rhinoceros leather hat,
    Right hand holds ornate club, left holds a human heart,
    Riding various mounts such as nagas and garudas,
    Who subdues the mamos of the charnel grounds, praise to you!

    Samaya substances, offerings and torma, outer, inner and secret,
    Favourite visual offerings and various objects are arranged.
    Although, previously, my wishes were a bit dense,
    Do not stop your powerful apparitions, I reveal and confess!

    Now respectfully praising with body, speech, and mind,
    For us, the masters, disciples, benefactors and entourages,
    Provide the good and avert the bad!
    Bring increase like the waxing moon in spiritual and temporal realms!

    Moreover, swiftly accomplishing all wishes,
    According to our prayers, bestow the supreme effortlessly!
    And like the jewel that bestows all wishes,
    Always protect us with the Three Jewels!

    From: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/the-5th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden

    Tibetan prayer from: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/the-14th-dalai-lamas-prayer-to-dorje-shugden.html

  36. Shane Jayasuriya on May 1, 2016 at 9:37 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.. I trust fully in Dorje shugden and I will no matter will not give up my practice .. May Rinpoches blessing always come to us… we always with you.. _/\_ _/\_ _/\_

  37. Valentina Suhendra on Mar 8, 2016 at 6:43 pm

    I hope Tibetan leadership will stop contradicting itself and discriminating based on faith, for the benefit of Tibetan people.

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  38. Wei on Jul 2, 2015 at 12:53 am

    It is incredibly reassuring to the students of a guru that he or she will not be pressured into choosing sides in a conflict of this nature. Not only that but to hold one’s own views based off the logic and application of the Dharma and the teachings of one’s lineage. This shows a strength of mind that will carry the burden of many of gossipers and non-believers whilst pursuing a kinder and more compassionate world rather than tuning out of the world into one’s own ignorance.

    Tsem Rinpoche is able to do this because he is fearless in his views and spreading of the Dharma. There may be so methods that not everybody can understand in the long term or short term but the main goal is the same, to spread the Dharma and relieve the suffering of sentient beings. This can be seen in his actions as it simply radiates in events that occur when Rinpoche is present or involved. If a leader is unfaltering then this provides a strong foundation for the students to also emulate these qualities and be fearless and strong hearted but with their own logical application of Dharma not simply following like blind sheep.

  39. Anita Krelle (Skewes) on Apr 23, 2015 at 8:56 am

    You are so very wise. Bless you Tsem Rinpoche!

  40. Wan Wai Meng on Mar 28, 2015 at 1:28 am

    The previous Trijang Rinpoche, Gaden Oral Tradition Holder and Dalai Lama, Avalokiteshvara cannot be wrong. So it is better to just do dharma and develop ourselves and not get into any conflict. What some of these great beings manifest may not be obviously apparent to us, but from their track record we know they are only mean to benefit others so that should be good enough for all of us.

  41. tsemtulku on Feb 16, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    INTERESTING DEVELOPEMENT:

    We have been informed by our friends in Dharamsala that the Central Tibetan Administration (CTA; the de facto head of Tibetans in Exile in India) that they have seen the vulgarities said in the name of being on the Dalai Lama’s defense. Many who can read English in Dharamsala have been horrified that their campaign against Shugden is leading to such vulgarities and attacks on Shugden followers personal lives. CTA had hoped to intimidate Shugden people to give up through fear and violence in the past, but it has worked against them as they represent Dalai Lama a Nobel peace prize winner. People are asking why Dalai Lama does not speak up against the hatred towards Shugden people? CTA in the past have kept quiet about the attacks on Shugden people both physical and verbal but now IT’S DIRECTLY BEING CONNECTED TO THEM which is bad PR. The more Dalai Lama supporters hurl abuses on line and it’s recorded, the more it will work against CTA.

    The CTA visit this blog often to keep a watch. They are embarrassed by people who write such negatives and vulgarities now and engage in name-calling in the name of Buddhism and the Dalai Lama. It reflects terribly on them. They have been getting more negative response from people around the world and more queries. The press has been picking up on these types of verbal abuses hurled at Shugden people and find it justified and alerted to the fact something is seriously wrong. They are starting to question the CTA more which is embarrassing.

    We will keep posting these vulgarities hurled at Shugden people online. This is what Shugden people have to tolerate daily. But you will see NO SUCH COMMENTS from Shugden people. I have friends who informed me they will also send this article’s link to press around the world and proper authorities to keep them alert. As violent vulgarities can escalate into violence against innocent Shugden practitioners.

    You see the bottom line is all this name hurling and violent words can stop overnight if His Holiness Dalai Lama speaks up to stop it. Dalai Lama should send people to engage in dialogue to settle this matter once and for all. It would benefit everyone all around. This ban and advice against peaceful Shugden practitioners was started by Tibetan leadership. They should do something to stop it as they are responsible for every person they affect with this ban. The Tibetan leadership is responsible for every harm perpetrated or planned against Shugden practitioners both verbal, psychological and physical.

    Do see the pictures here of the abuse but be ready for how unpleasant it could be: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=58841

  42. tsemtulku on Feb 13, 2015 at 2:33 am

    It’s amazing, sometimes when you make a spiritual choice, some people can criticize and segregate you for it. As if your choice must be approved by them. If they don’t approve they have some mandate to tell you that you are wrong and also can be rude for your choice of faith. If you don’t pray to what they pray to, then your ‘god’ is a demon or something. How archaic. LOL. I find that amazing. LOL again. How can you come to my space, face and life and tell me my religion is wrong? I didn’t hurt anyone with my faith and I don’t intend to. Whatever others of my same faith are or are not doing is not me. So don’t bundle me up into the same package. I am me and they are them. Besides, I am more than my religion. There are many aspects of who I am. So don’t just look at my spiritual choice and summarize me. You don’t know me. And you don’t have to know me. Also I owe nothing to you. I don’t need your approval for my spirituality. I would love to be your friend but let’s not let our spiritual choice ever get in the way. Be modern, be today and accept who I am as I don’t hurt anyone. 🙂 So look at all parts of who I am but the bottom line is my spirituality is my choice, do not ever presume to comment, disparage, judge or even think anything about it. I eat what I want. I dress as I like. Live where I want. Befriend who I wish. Write what I like on my social media space and pray to whatever I feel is working for me. Full stop! 🙂 Thanks for letting me live my life as your opinion of it is not needed, requested or solicited and I say this with deepest respects to you.. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  43. abby foo on Feb 7, 2015 at 8:15 pm

    Comment I like and inspires me from Tsem Rinpoche.

    For me, I have received teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama and I still have to respect him as one of my lamas. It might be different for some of you who have not. But my approach must be respectful. Even if I didn’t have teachings from H.H. the Dalai Lama, would still approach him in a respectful manner. The advice against Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness is hurting many people in fact millions. It’s creating discord, segregation and pain. Everything the Dalai Lama teaches is about compassion, tolerance and reconciliation and the Shugden practitioners deserve that too. I therefore, respectfully prostrating to the ground would ask H.H. the Dalai Lama to please send his ministers to talk to the leaders of the Shugden group and resolve this issue. I say all this with deepest respects. As a part Tibetan, I also wish His Holiness the best. Long live the Dalai lama.

    Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

  44. abby foo on Feb 7, 2015 at 8:10 pm

    我个人非常喜欢,来自詹杜固仁波切的一段话:

    站在我的角度,我从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲,我对他仍然有敬意,也将他视为我的上师之一。对一些没有从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲的人而言,情况或许不是如此。无论如何我的做法还是必须对他有持敬意的。即使我没有从嘉瓦仁波切那里接受教诲,我仍然会采取对他保持敬意的做法。嘉瓦仁波切抨击多杰雄登护法修持的劝告伤害了很多人,事实上是伤害了千万人。这样的抨击引起了纷乱、隔离及痛苦。嘉瓦仁波切所教授的一切都关乎慈悲、容忍及和谐,雄登修持者值得这些美好。因此我恭敬地向至尊嘉瓦仁波切跪拜,请求他派遣他的大臣们会见雄登团体的领袖以解决此事。我以最虔敬地心说出这一切。作为藏人的一份子,我也希望并祝愿嘉瓦仁波切安好。祈愿嘉瓦仁波切长寿健康。詹杜固仁波切敬上。

  45. tsemtulku on Jan 31, 2015 at 6:25 am

    Dear everyone, His Holiness Dalai Lama says to kick out monks from the monasteries who do not listen. I was so surprised at this short speech: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BS6hq5HJNik

  46. Beelee Chua on Jan 29, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Reminds me of Lotus Sutra Chapter 4 on Expedient Means.

    There was a story on how an old man had 2 sons. The older son loved dogs and the younger son was absolutely terrified of dogs. One day the family house caught fire and the old man had to get his sons out of the burning house. So to the older son, the old man told him there was a big dog OUTSIDE the house. To the younger son, the opd man told him there was a big dog INSIDE the house. As a results both sons ran out of the house as fast as they could.

    Understanding this story, we can see that there is no point debating whether the big dog was inside or outside the house. 🙂

    Good luck ! 🙂

  47. tsemtulku on Jan 28, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Dorje Shugden followers in the millions will not abandon their practice. So it would be good if leaders of the Dorje Shugden practicing community met with the Tibetan leadership to work out something that will be a win-win situation for both sides. His Holiness Dalai Lama wants to meet the Chinese current leaders to resolve the Tibet issue. Why not meet the Shugden followers to resolve this issue too? Why forgive one ‘enemy’ and ignore another?~Tsem Rinpoche (Please read more here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=57431)

  48. Alice Tay on Jan 18, 2015 at 11:39 pm

    感谢詹仁波切这篇用心的教诲。

    我想,如果我好像当年詹仁波切所遇到上师们持相互冲突的观点,我觉得我一定是很无奈,无从选择。但是,由于詹仁波切对佛法有足够的了解,让仁波切选择了对他影响最深的上师至尊宋仁波切。

    在真正的灵修道路上,我们要视上师为佛菩萨。每位上师都有各自一套传授他的弟子通往证悟之道的方法。如果我们发现到一些上师的持修让我们不了解,这不代表他们是错误的。反而是我们的智慧有限,无法了解。当我们不了解或不认同的时候,我们还是保持沉默也不要加以批评。因为在无形中,我们其实在批评着佛菩萨。更严重的是,在我们还没批评之前都已经没有累积什么功德,如果我们还这样做,只会让我们陷入更深的恶果。

    一位上师的慈悲与智慧,是可以通过观察他的学生们的心识与态度的转变。当我们找到了适合自己的上师,就要坚持的继续修持上师所给的一切,也不要卷入那无所谓的矛盾与冲突。

  49. Lisa on Jan 18, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    We human have so many conflict in everything. Thank you Rinpoche for posting this article.
    Conflicts not only occur choosing dharma teacher, dharma Center or so on. It’s also occur in office. I just wants to tell a story, past few days office mate starts blaming each others due to a minor issues. At first gesture I was very angry, intolerant with all impulsive words.

    After reading this article, i feels very good as my mind reminds me that practicing dharma I should forgive, letting go, and respect other’s point of views.

    After all as Rinpoche states that our actions create our karmas. If our actions change due to our minds it means our teacher’s teaching or view has changed our mind to look within and to change from within.

    I truly bow to you Rinpoche! Not because of your teaching I will not have that second thoughts!!!
    “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action”.

  50. Li Kheng on Jan 17, 2015 at 10:48 pm

    We embark on a spiritual journey because we are in search of something…something that nurtures and develops our spirit, which is the essence of who we are. Dharma is taught by Lord Buddha for us to be liberated from the sufferings of samsara. From Rinpoche’s sharing, it is clear that Rinpoche purely intends to practice the teachings bestowed upon him by his gurus. Cherishing every teaching by translating them into actions and kindness towards others.

    As the Dharma is intended to alleviate our suffering, the affliction of the 8 worldly concerns into spiritual practice complete defeats the purpose of the Dharma. What is the point of judging the Guru by zooming in on their “faults? What is the motivation to make comparison between one guru and another? What is the intention of swaying students faith in their teachers who have taught them the Dharma that can be traced back to Lama Tsongkhapa and Lord Buddha? Why cause conflict, difficulty, trouble, pain and additional obstacles? Don’t we have enough of that already in our “normal” life?

    I thank Rinpoche for reminding us to remain steadfast and focused on the teachings and not be pulled into politics and worldly concerns.

  51. Pastor Henry Ooi on Jan 16, 2015 at 10:29 pm

    I have the right and freedom to marry who I want, same goes for which company I want to work for and where. I have the freedom to go to most countries on Earth. I have the right to eat in any restaurant I choose so long I pay for the food. I have the freedom who I want to mix with and the right to voice my opinions as long as there is no vulgarity and mud-slinging. And I have the freedom and choice of who, what and where I wish to follow for my spiritual and religious practice. After all, it boils down to me and for me.

  52. Irene Lim on Jan 16, 2015 at 6:44 am

    In the deeper truth, Buddhism taught us non duality, there is no bad nor good; there is no right nor wrong; there should not be discrimination and definitely no discrimination of yours nor mine; your religion and mine which will lead to conflict and disharmony. When we are made to choose my way or your way then there is no way but war and no peace.

  53. Ron Wong on Jan 15, 2015 at 12:13 am

    When we have found a guru who can show us the right path for our spiritual journey & develop faith in that teaching, we must stay on the path no matter what because there are 84000 ways that the buddha has taught to benefit the mind of different intelligence, culture & tradition. There is no one way is better than the other. Ultimately, the goal is to liberate us from our sufferings. Hence, like our belief & faith it is an individual or personal thing. What is important is that when practice spirituality, it is not about wanting to be right and others are wrong, we should have more tolerance, patient, kindness & care to bring peace & harmony to ourselves & others. The methods & teachings should make us a better person than before not worst. We should not criticize nor condemn other faith & practices, otherwise it would create confusion, disharmony, cause others to lost faith in their beliefs & above all, it contradicted the principles of spirituality.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching.

  54. graceleong on Jan 14, 2015 at 6:28 pm

    Conflicts are imprints we have in our minds which emerge every now and then when the conditions arise for them to be activated. Conflicts must come from anger,ignorance and attachments to our ideologies. We tend to rebel once our expectations are not met and we start to argue and try to prove our ideologies correct.
    We should focus on curbing the conflict from arising in our minds. This way we will not create sufferings for those around us.
    Hence, if we STOP arguing to prove that, your practice is better then another, that your Guru is better then my Guru and impose your Guru on me etc, there will be no conflict. We are not Enlightened, we do not have the Wisdom to the Truth. Once we find THE GURU for ourselves, stick to that Guru’s teachings and put them into practice. Do not criticize others as we know no better!

  55. Mark on Jan 13, 2015 at 8:55 pm

    Je Tsongkhapa says clearly in his comment on the Guru devotion that if the teacher teaches something contrary to the Dharma, the Vinaya, one should not follow it. Therefore it is not really correct to insinuate that one MUST follow all the teachings of one’s guru. Tsongkhapa says also that if a teacher teaches something contrary to the great treatises it is better to abandon such a teaching and to follow the great treatises.

    While I respect Rinpoche’s view I respectfully would like to express this point.

  56. shelly tai on Jan 13, 2015 at 10:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this teaching very true no matter what we criticize our teaching or others guru we still need to practice the more we criticize the longer we going to stay in samsara no way out the only way out is to practice create less negative karma for our self. What is important like what Rinpoche said is train our mind to be more kinder ,more tolerance and compassion to others.

  57. Toh Cheng See on Jan 12, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    Thank you for sharing Rinpoche. I have my full trust and respect for Rinpoche . Thank you with folded hands.

  58. Adeline Tan on Jan 12, 2015 at 4:02 pm

    Dharma is individual. Rinpoche has impacted a great change in my life and i am following only one Guru and one centre practice all the way with faith and loyalty and also make sure that i will not be pulled into any conflict.

  59. Frederick Law on Jan 11, 2015 at 9:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the essence of spiritual practice. In this degenerate age, many uses religion to as a reason to put pressure on certain situations. One wonders what is the true motivation or intention of the those who started in following a Guru or Dharma practice?

    It is indeed sad to see that for some who criticize other lineage, Guru or practice when it doesn’t conform to their beliefs, even to a point of rejecting the lineage itself to be real. These people dwells deeper in criticizing others rather than focusing on their spiritual practice to be tolerant, kind and compassion towards others.

    Its true every Guru has different beliefs and practice, but it is the student responsibility to not only follow their Guru advice, but also not to engage criticizing other practice because it is different from them. Each Guru has their own unique teaching, practice and advice for the students, not matter how we really need to respect other lineages and the Guru still.

    The most important thing if we find that the Guru teaching benefited us emotionally and physically, and through it transform our mind is the most important, we should follow wholeheartedly, and not involve in criticizing others, it degenerate Buddhism and also degenerate our practice which lead us no where, only to be seen as hypocrite.

  60. Jace Chong on Jan 11, 2015 at 5:51 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the blog post and also the simple yet deep Dharma attitude Rinpoche is showing.

    Personally, when I was searching for spiritual practices, there are many of them. For me, all are good, all open up the positive side of us.

    I remember very much the first time I attended Tsem Rinpoche’s teaching and Rinpoche talked about: “If you are a real Buddhist, you don’t criticize other religions or beliefs. Every spiritual practice leads to happiness and enlightenment, it’s just different method that suits different people, so we shouldn’t criticize. That’s the first thing a Buddhist should do.”

    This makes so much sense and from then I decided to follow Rinpoche’s teachings wholeheartedly, and wanted to become a Buddhist from a freethinker.

    This blog post still ring a bell to me, because by not criticizing, we concentrate more energy into the positive actions that we should do.

    I respect H.H. Dalai Lama and H.H. Trijang Rinpoche very much too, because they are enlighten beings. Their teachings and works help millions of people in the world. Like what Rinpoche says in the post, when a being is enlighten, the enlighten level is the same, no big name or popularity will define who has higher level.

    I hold on to this view, and I find myself a good stand in whatever conflicts. This is Dharma that helps me not to be confused by the conflicts.

    Thanks Rinpoche and I hope more people can practice this view and strengthen their spiritual practice.

  61. Low KHJB on Jan 11, 2015 at 12:33 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for you kind and profound sharing on guru devotion.We will always keep you kind advice on staying focus and yet impartial by comments by others when it comes to defining the true path by different highly attain masters on Dharma practice.
    As it is,I am far from able to comment on different guru opinion on the ultimate form of practice when it comes to dharma knowledge. All I could do is focus on our Guru advice as I am comfortable with through the years which I felt is beneficial to my dharma understanding .Which in turn help me towards developing a positive mind transformation through his compassion and generosity in imparting the rare dharma practice to laymen like most of us .
    We trust that our Guru Lineage is pure and we have no doubt in its authenticity..

  62. SP Chua on Jan 10, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    This is the Greatest article ever. It’s so practical and is so profound. Practise compassionate, be wise and Equanimity for ALL. Be Peace and bring Peace. That’s the real Human Right. Just love it!

  63. Pema Thinley on Jan 10, 2015 at 1:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    i always had this conflicting notion of mine. and i thought of asking you humbly, but luckily it is is already there. thank you so much for such a great teaching. _/\_

  64. Pastor Yek Yee on Jan 8, 2015 at 4:31 pm

    詹仁波切这篇博文,我读了两次。博文并不长,寓意却极之深远;而且从字裡行间,可以略略看到这位上师的用心。在宗教历史上,各宗派的纷争,似乎都不曾停止过。而佛教可说是众多宗教,以行动来宣扬和平最显着的古老宗教之一。因此,许多的佛教徒予人温驯亲切的印象。这在显教的上师身上更为显着地呈现出来,慈目长眉,脸带笑容,永远微驼的背部, 总是为利益众生而烦恼。可是,这样的 “传统、刻板”的印象,被近年蓬勃发展起来的藏传佛教或被称为金刚乘的上师们打破了人们对旧有对佛教上师的印象。。。如今的金刚上师,他们的外相、举止、作风、言论和行事态度都往往令人出乎意料之外。

    他们之中,有些脾气显现急性、说话嗓门高、做事处事作风,自成一格,从不理会世俗人的眼光,甚至与主会伦理规范背道而驰,五六十年代在欧美国家富有名声的伏藏师的转世活佛创阳仁波切就是其中一位耀眼且具争议性的金刚乘上师。就如詹仁波切所讲述的,每个上师都有其个人独道的做事风格,我们身为弟子,根本没有此智慧去判断上师真正的用意;因此也没有资格去抨击自己或其他上师所做的事和言论,反之我们应该时刻提醒自己必须要保持对所有上师拥有一颗敬仰之心。

    不管那一位上师所做的事情,在我们眼中看来,多么的不可思议,多么的无理,我们还是要对这些上师保持恭敬心,然而若我们觉得这位上师的言行举止令人难以接受或感到不舒服;在无选择之下,静默地离去。我个人十分赞赏詹仁波切的独道见解,仁波切提到的每个见解,一针见血,让我有种当头棒喝之瞬间顿然的领悟。仁波切的每个段落,都让我再三深思;仁波切的博文牵动我的心弦最主要的原因,他让对我的慧命,重新有一个全新的概念:要负起自身灵修的责任,此生修行有无成就,在于自己的选择。

    尤其是选择一位适合自己且又坚持走完全程的真正灵修上师, 是我们身为弟子们一辈子的修行功课。上师好与坏,对与错,我们没有这样的能力去判断;但是一位佛教弟子,至少要做到身口意并行地去敬爱自己的上师,那才是当务之急。

  65. Nirmal Singh on Jan 8, 2015 at 5:54 am

    What about a teacher who points at me and tells his Chinese disciples,” Look, we are Chinese.That guy is an Indian. Forget about him?” I left him and have decided to practice on my own.Did I take a wrong step?

  66. Phil on Jan 8, 2015 at 1:19 am

    From the first time I came across Rinpoche’s teachings till today, I have always respected Rinpoche for his consistency.

    That to me is the mark of success of an individual. Having lived through all sorts of different situations, Rinpoche has shown to us by example that it is possible to live a life of consistency.

    It shows how much Rinpoche values his Gurus and the teachings passed to him which is immensely respectable.

    I have personally failed many times in this aspect but it is people like Rinpoche who inspires me to do better each time I fail. It is examples set by Rinpoche that constantly teaches me to improve myself in all aspects.

    For this, I thank you Rinpoche.

  67. Patsy on Jan 7, 2015 at 6:25 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this Teachings. As a true dharma practitioner, we should respect all lineages and faith and should not criticized or put down others faith. Spiritual practice is not about what is right or what is wrong or whose lineage is better. Spirituality is all about tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.Even though we may not agree with others faith, we should not discriminate. Every individual has the right to their own faith and religion and it is not for us to judge or condemn.

  68. Joshua Akers on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:44 am

    Thank you so much for your fascinating insight dear Tsem Rinpoche. As per usual. I was not aware of any schism between these two Lamas, but very good teaching on devotion, respect, and dealing with opposing views.

  69. Yeo Kwai Gin on Jan 7, 2015 at 1:00 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享!
    我觉得学佛就是要以利益众生为主!以其花时间去研究谁的过错,我会选择更精进的修行,因为每位上师教导方式和对象,都会用不同的方式来教导,以最快和有效的方法,让弟子心识转化!
    仁波切每次提醒与教导我,对每件事和每个人,都要以诚恳,用心,慈悲与智慧来面对,让我们心识得到转化!
    祝。仁波切 安康

  70. Pastor Han Nee on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:28 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for making us see that all enlightened beings are equal in compassion, wisdom and power.One highly attained being cannot be better than another one. It’s just how they manifest. Highly attained beings all should be (equally) respected. Therefore we can respect and have faith in both Trijang Rinpoche and H.H. the Dalai Lama.

    However, some attained masters do manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose. Being compassionate, they skilfully manifest a means to bring ultimate happiness to all beings. Hence we should not be pulled into a conflict.

  71. So Kin Hoe (Ipoh) on Jan 6, 2015 at 8:55 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your advice, thoughts, explanation and personal experience to us so that we can learn how to respect the different views or teachings from many great Masters. I am truly humble and fortunate to have learn from the Guru Devotion examples as practiced and shown by Rinpoche towards all the Gurus from the past. May all the great Masters and Gurus continue to spread the Dharma to their students according to their own lineages and traditions without conflicts, live in peace and harmony with all Dharma brothers and sisters.

  72. Julia Tan on Jan 6, 2015 at 2:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for reminding us what is the correct way and attitude we should have as a Buddhist. The Principle and the art of Buddhism is to generate compassion, to love, care, accept and at the end liberate all sentient beings, which do not come with condition. That’s the ultimate Bodhisatva path that we all wanted to achieve. If we cannot accept each other because we have different Buddhism practice given by different guru, something so simple as that and we cannot tolerant, need not talk about to love each all sentient being.

    The world already bearing enough of hatred, sadness and sufferings everyday. Why are we creating more conflict to hurt and torture each other because of political issue. People dying everyday due to hunger Kids do not go to school due to poverty. People sick and dying due to disasters. What is the point of studying the Dharma from a Guru but at the end you abandon everything that the Guru gave you.

    I will follow my Guru’s way because I see compassion, wisdom and peace in my guru’s teachings, actions and speech. That’s the reason of me following a Guru which is to learn to be have compassion for all sentient beings, to create peace and harmony with the wisdom that I learn from my Guru with each other and at the end to achieve Buddhahood. That’s all I need to care..

    Put your hand on your left chest, take a little moment to feel your heart, silently, you may hear your inner voice, have full faith to whatever the Guru gives us.

  73. Vinnie Tan on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with all of us the correct attitude that we should have when we practice Buddhism, and also explaining to all of us here what the true meaning of being a Buddhist mean.

    I remember Rinpoche would always emphasize to us the importance in respecting all other religions and also all beings, telling us that when we do something disrespectful, we may be hurting people around us that does have deep respect for the people that we are criticizing.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us how we should go about when we are in situations that we are in a dilemma on what we should listen and what we should follow. I believe many of us do face this problem, and others would criticize us when we chose something that opposes what they think that we should follow. This article really helped me understand and think through some of the questions that I previously had in mind.

  74. Hee TS on Jan 5, 2015 at 10:55 pm

    感謝仁波切分享這個精彩的文章,在其中有許多難得的教導。由此上師教導我們認識到如何將

  75. Hee TS on Jan 5, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    感謝仁波切分享這個精彩的文章,在其中有許多難得的教導。由此上師教導我們認識到如何將

  76. Joy on Jan 5, 2015 at 6:53 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing your thoughts on the right attitude and mindfulness we should have when dealing with differences in opinions especially one that is sensitive and personal, our spiritual practice.

    I believe in reality there is no conflict between the enlightened ones but more of a huge test of our own attitude to whatever is presented to us. If we follow the Buddha’s teachings, then there can never be any conflict or criticism. I also believe in this saying that Rinpoche shared “Sometimes enlightened beings can manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose” and for us who are still deluded should be so quick to lash out our naive judgements and jump in the band wagon of those who criticise other’s. The moment we criticise another person’s spiritual teacher, teachings, faith… we are no longer spiritual ourselves. How can compassion be selective when we say prayers for all sentient beings?

    I’m glad and fortunate to have only one Guru – Tsem Rinpoche and not be in such a situation where I have to choose this or that Guru. But for those who have more than one and have to face such consequences, I hope this sharing from Rinpoche will bring them some kind of relief and peace. After all the truth is… “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.” as mentioned by Rinpoche.

  77. abby Foo on Jan 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm

    Some follow His Holiness the Dalai Lama, some follow His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche. I follow both of these great masters because my Rinpoche follows and have great respect to both of them.

    And yes, learning Dharma is not for us to be righteous about my Guru/practice is better than yours, Dharma is not for us to say who is wrong and who is right. True Dharma practice is TOLERANCE, COMPASSION & WISDOM.

    Like what Tsem Rinpoche written above, highly attained beings can manifest ‘conflict’ for a higher purpose. To me, this higher purpose is for all the practitioners to put the Buddha’s teachings into REAL action. When there’s ‘conflict’ between these highly attained beings, as the students, we this is the time we practice compassion and not arrogant. REMEMBER, when we criticize or put down other Guru/practice, we are practicing arrogant/righteousness, NOT COMPASSION/TOLERANCE.

    Thus there’s no point to debate whose practice is the best and most correct as we all are religious/spiritual people. Moreover His Holiness the Dalai Lama and his Holiness Trijang Rinpoche are equally good, who are we to simply put down any of them? The world doesn’t need the BEST RELIGION, BUT MUTUAL RESPECT & TOLERENCE ARE NEEDED…(so badly)

  78. Datuk May on Jan 5, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    My husband and I practise 2 very different doctrine of Buddhism, him being a Theravadan and me a Vajrayana. We share a lot in what we learn through Buddhism and the practice is actually quite different but the essence of Buddhism never changes from the initial beginning with Shakyamuni Buddha. This is what make Buddhism so very empowering, as mentioned by Rinpoche the result is to make us a better person who will live with inner peace of tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion.

    As correctly mentioned by Rinpoche it is at our different levels of spiritual development that we can understand and practise not that any teachings is right or wrong. Accept the teachings most suitable and practise and then we will realise that we have gained merits to go further.

    I have the good fortune to have one teacher and in whom I trust completely and in following Tsem Rinpoche’s teaching, I respect and do not find fault with any other teacher as we do not have the wisdom to judge but only have the merit to follow and learn.

    I respect and honour all the great beings who live their lives to benefit others by teaching the Dharma and will not judge nor decide at my low level which is right or wrong.

    Most of all I an grateful I found my Guru, HE Tsem Rinpoche, most perfect teacher for me and if Rinpoche respect both Trijiang Rinpoche and the Dalai Lama, so will I.

  79. Jill Yam on Jan 5, 2015 at 2:20 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings and guiding me to the correct attitude towards my spiritual path. I am very inspired by Rinpoche for His strong samara with his Guru. I believe in Rinpoche and will follow Rinpoche all the way but still respect others brief. True spirituality is about compassion, tolerance and kindness.

  80. SY on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:06 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings.

  81. Uncle Eddie on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:36 am

    All highly attained Lamas and high incarnation of beings should be greatly respected and we should have absolute faith in them. We as ordinary practioners should not make distinctions or distorted views on them, as all of them are well above our meagre level of spiritual understanding and judgements. Each highly attained Lama has his own way to guide his students to attainment, 84,000 ways of teachings as said by Buddha Shakyamuni. We have our Guru, lineage, teaching and our practice to adhere to and to remain loyal in them. Like our Rinpoche has always advised, be firm in your practice, teaching and your guru’s guidance on how to become a better person and have respect for all beings. Just concentrate on your practice to gain wisdom, compassion, tolerance and to try to bring peace to wherever we go and do not create conflict. By so doing, we will be able to find peace to reach our desired destination for the benefit of all beings. Om mani Padme Hung.

  82. Stella on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:16 am

    A good reminder to everyone to NOT make judgement and take sides when it comes to religious practices. Religion should be a private affair between man and his practice (be it Buddha, dharma, God, etc). Openly criticizing and get offended by another practice is a demonstration of poor behavior, leave alone criticizing own lineage and Guru. When we witness such situation, as good practitioner, the least we could do is not to take side.

    We should just do our practice, gain compassion, gain wisdom, gain tolerance. Bring peace to everyone and everywhere we go and don’t create conflict.

    Thank You Rinpoche for the blog post.

  83. Lum Kok Luen on Jan 5, 2015 at 11:07 am

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing the RIGHT attitude to have in order to gain more in our Dharma. This compassionate view clearly shows your compassionate nature and how we should always think and behave when such situations occur. It’s also a good reminder that we should always have a clear mind when being criticized and, at times, being ridiculed by others.

    With folded hands,
    Lum Kok Luen

  84. Edwin Tan on Jan 5, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this wonderful article with multiple teachings in it.

    Rinpoche always before accepting students and intitiates will often tell us to examine if Rinpoche is truly suitable for us. Rinpoche will make sure we are ready and comfortable before allowing us to study with Rinpoche.

    Rinpoche practices true compassion and always reminds us to be compassionate, patient, loving and respectful to all beings, especially animals who cannot speak and fend for themselves.

    In all Dharma talks I attended by Rinpoche, if there was ever a talk on religion, Rinpoche NEVER belittle other religions and is full of respect for those religions and the people who practice them. It is with Rinpoche’s actions and speech that taught me to be respectful for others and other religion, no matter how different we are. By this same note, within Tibetan Buddhism, Rinpoche also teaches me to be mindful of other great lamas, even though their teachings or their practices are different. I choose my own Guru, so I respect my Guru. My Guru has given me a pure lineage practice that came all the way from the great Lord Tsongkapa and I will practice them dutifully.

    There is no conflict if we don’t create those conflicts, and I will humbly follow my Guru’s advice to have harmony with all.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  85. jp on Jan 5, 2015 at 8:07 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us the correct attitude we should have as a spiritual practitioner. I see that many people are too carried away with judging who’s right and wrong that they lose out on the essence of spirituality. As Rinpoche wrote, “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.”

    It makes so much sense. Spiritual practice should make us a better person. When we judge, thinking that we know better, it only shows our arrogance and how big our ego is. When we continue to do this, we are only enforcing and perpetuating our self cherishing mind which is the cause for us to be stuck in Samsara.

  86. James Long on Jan 5, 2015 at 3:49 am

    选择不卷入任何的矛盾争执。
    世尊传法8万4千种;84大成就者“不入主流”的修行;
    重点不在于哪一位上师最有名气,而是哪一位上师的教化能真正的“触动”我们的心,让我们灵修成长。

  87. Sharon Ong on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:41 am

    With folded hands, I thank Rinpoche for yet another precious post. These words struck out the most to me – “True spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action.” These are the very things that I see in Rinpoche and what I aspire to have. I will strive to continue to respect all other’s believes, even if I do not agree or understand them.

  88. Dense Kuek on Jan 5, 2015 at 12:04 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this. From this I understand as long as the teacher teaches us to transform our mind to be a better one for others then he/she should be the good one to follow. That is no better or worse teacher, it is only the matter of their teaching might be different. And we should not listen to the criticism from others about our own teacher as they judge by their own view and most of the time people’s own view is very prejudice, so just follow without doubting..

    • Pastor Gim Lee on Jan 7, 2015 at 9:52 pm

      Well-said Dense Kuek. I agreed with you, as long as we have checked carefully and have faith in our Guru, we should not be influenced by others’ criticism because that is their own views. Our Guru is for our own spiritual progress and our mind transformation. Hence, have faith in our own Guru and follow his/ her instructions all the way.

  89. Louise on Jan 4, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    大家好。 坦白说,我自己知道自己的料子去到那。现在我皈依了仁波切,我会好好的跟随仁波切的教法。

    当我们没有足够的知识,为什么要去批评谁比较好,谁比较怎么的? 其实当我们在批评的当下就已经告诉了大家自己的修行到那儿!

    比如说一个国家会有好几个党派,人民可以自由的投选自己支持的党派当领导。可是我们不可以强逼别人与我们的选择一样。

    宗教是提倡和平、修养、知识与。。。。。。好多的好处。不如我们好好的跟随自己的喇嘛好好修行吧!

    跟随赤将仁波切或达赖喇嘛的学生。应该好好的专注于学习佛法。

  90. May Ong on Jan 4, 2015 at 9:32 pm

    In practicing the dharma path, we should focus on the learning and study of the Buddhist doctrine and should not be involved in any kind of conflict, nor should be judge or take sides. In Vajrayana, we are taught and trained to have good samaya and develop guru devotion with our Gurus, to trust them in what they teach to enable us to attain results all the way from our Guru to the lineage masters. It doesn’t make sense to me that our Guru will harm us or teach us to take sides. We should always follow our Guru’s teachings and instructions and not be swayed to being judgemental or who is wrong and who is right.

  91. gary foo on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:46 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for this teaching which is timely and many conflicts arises not just across religions but intra-religion too. In such times with so many high lamas and monks/nuns together with respected lay followers who have expounded the dharma for the sake of sentiments beings, who are we who are yet ignorant, far from enlightenment to even criticise or say anything negative about their methods and teachings . Though we may disagree with another guru or lama teaching or method the best thing to do is just walk away and find another monk or lama practices to follow which they find agreeable. That would definitely be better than opening our mouths and creating more negative karma. To whichever supposedly high lama or monk who openly engage in conflicts and badmouths other monks or their methods , Shame on you for the Buddha Sakyamuni taught 84000 methods , who dares say method no 79000 is far more superior than method no 79001, when so many paths can lead to enlightment. The very key principle of tolerance is lost once we badmouth anyone. Did not the Buddha say ehi passiko – come and see. Buddhism is never about blind faith but to practice and witness and experience the fruits of practice directly.

  92. Keng Nam on Jan 4, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    Is it any wonder that those who criticise are truly ignorant. The mind that is still untamed is susceptible to illusory effects of daily phenomena. If one has examined and accepted ones teacher, one has to go all the way with that teacher and develop ones mind based on the teachings imparted. Is it not true that if ones mind is steadfast in the teachings of the sage Shakyamuni that ones teacher imparts even if the teacher turns out to be a false one, one can still be liberated based on ones devotion. Before one gains attainment, it is so dangerous to judge who or what is right because the mind in its infant stage cannot decipher the TRUTH. And a mind that is full of ‘desires and passions” for samsaric pursuits is a dangerous mind. I thank HE Tsem Tulku Rinpoche for sharing this with us. We need to rise above everything else safe for spirituality and truly practice and develop COMPASSION as armed with compassion NOTHING and truly NOTHING can harm us. This I quote with authority from my own Guru.

  93. Pee Bee Chong on Jan 4, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    There are so many dharma that we can learn from this article. Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching. We need to respect all beings and other practices as spirituality is tolerance, forgiveness, kindness and compassion in action. I will respect all beings, all lineages and follow the lineage of my Guru as shown by Rinpoche.

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    The 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden

    This is the prayer to Dorje Shugden as composed by His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama at Dungkar Monastery of Domo Geshe Rinpoche. It is good to recite daily or when in need of help. You can see in the prayer His Holiness enthrones Dorje Shugden as the “supreme collected nature of all Gurus and Protective Deities and requests to grant siddhis” (attainments). Ordinary spirits cannot grant siddhis therefore in this prayer, Dalai Lama recognized Dorje Shugden as a superior being who can grant two types of siddhis. Ordinary and extra-ordinary siddhis. His Holiness surely could not be tricked by a spirit. His Holiness saw Dorje Shugden as a superior being embodying the gurus and Protective Deities who can grant two types of siddhis.

    Read of the 14th Dalai Lama’s prayer to Dorje Shugden: http://bit.ly/14DalaiLamaDSPrayer
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 11. 2019 12:32 AM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub

    Apart from his visions related to Dorje Shugden, Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub is said to have had numerous other mystical experiences. During a stay at Chubzang he had a vision of the sixty-two deity body mandala of Heruka Cakrasamvara, from whom he received the four initiations (dbang bzhi). He was also able to reveal the location of a sacred cave called Takten (rtag brtan) near Chubzang, which is related to Heruka. During a retreat at the Nyang caves (nyang phug) near Samye Monastery (bsam yas), he had a vision of Padmasambhava, his consorts, and his entourage of disciples. Although this may be interpreted as contradictory to the often perceived sectarian nature of this lineage, Padmasambhava appears to have been held in high regard. Trijang Lobzang Tendzin Gyatso, for example, also bestowed Padmasambhava empowerments and related teachings.

    Read about this great visionary Master who left precious legacies of practices: http://bit.ly/TakpuPemaVajra
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 04:35 PM
    Happy to see so many people attended this Dorje Shugden puja in Malacca Chapel . May more people know about Dorje Shugden Chapel to receive his blessings.It so happened to be in a historical and peak street of Malacca center point.
    May Dorje Shugden’s practice spread to all direction to benefit many more people in Malacca. As Malacca is a tourist destination for many tourist from all over the world. Thank you very much for sharing this article.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/36lnXIA
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 04:01 PM
    Rob Lowe is a famous actor and celebrity from Hollywood who has starred in such films as St Elmo’s Fire and also the very popular hit TV series The West Wing. Recently he and his sons did a series called The Lowe Files which is something like an X Files series. The family investigates strange happenings, occurrences, mysterious creatures, supernatural lore, unsolved mysteries and the like. Between the three of them, Rob Lowe has previously said that they have varying levels of skepticism. While Rob Lowe is more ready to believe in supernatural phenomenon, his sons profess to be more grounded and skeptical than their father.

    But with a show that focuses on such topics, of course it was only a matter of time that they covered Bigfoot. I was pleasantly surprised to see this episode because not many people, especially famous people, want to be associated with this genre of investigation. Let’s be honest – society thinks that people who investigate things like poltergeists and Bigfoot are generally regarded as a little different and quirky. So for someone who is famous to openly investigate, talk about and be interested in Bigfoot, is good for the field of investigation which is known as cryptozoology.

    Read more about Rob Lowe Face-To-Face with Bigfoot
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 02:02 PM
    Even though John Lennon has passed away but his songs continue to bring positivity in people’s life. Famous people are very influential to the public, some choose to use their fame to give people a positive influence, such as John Lennon. What we want, we have to fight for it and do something to make it happens. If we want peace, we have to start with ourselves, we can’t expect it from other people.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/how-i-got-into-john-lennon.html
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 01:50 PM
    Scores of tap water samples from more than a dozen nations were analysed by scientists for an investigation by Orb Media, who shared the findings with the Guardian. Overall, 83 per cent of the samples were contaminated with plastic fibres.

    The new analyses indicate the ubiquitous extent of microplastic contamination in the global environment. Previous work has been largely focused on plastic pollution in the oceans, which suggests people are eating microplastics via contaminated seafood.

    Mahon said there were two principal concerns: very small plastic particles and the chemicals or pathogens that microplastics can harbour. “If the fibres are there, it is possible that the nanoparticles are there too that we can’t measure,” she said. “Once they are in the nanometre range they can really penetrate a cell and that means they can penetrate organs, and that would be worrying.

    Read more about Do you know what you are drinking? http://bit.ly/2t2LnnU
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 01:40 PM
    One of the global fashion powerhouses which is Gucci is going to stop using fur for its fashion in 2018. Not only that but whatever they have remaining which is fur, they will auction off and donate the proceeds to organisations against animal cruelty.

    I was so happy to hear this news! It is good when brands are self-aware and recognise the role they play in providing a demand for these cruel industries. These lead to the suffering of many animals before their painful deaths.

    For such a huge global brand to make this decision must mean there is a demand for cruelty-free fashion, and they know they can remain a viable business even if they don’t offer fur. So it is also good that when consumers apply pressure to other brands, to let them know they will still buy into the clothing even if there is no fur. From the side of the consumer and the side of the producer, both can work together in this way to eradicate fur farms and cruelty to animals.

    Read more about Do you know what Gucci did? at http://bit.ly/38k8FWl
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 01:33 PM
    Every time we walk into a store and buy something made from leather, we are directly contributing towards the cruelty enacted upon these poor animals. Please everyone, please stop supporting cruelty towards animals, they are sentient living beings too who feel love and pain. Can you imagine yourself being skinned alive? Just the thought of it is painful, but this is what is happening to these animals, they are being skinned alive! And to add salt on wound, their limbs are cut off to prevent them from escaping, and all of these is done without anaesthetic, so you can imagine how painful and traumatic it is for the poor animals.

    Please share this article with as many friends as you can to create awareness towards animal cruelty. Let’s stand up for these animals who cannot express themselves through words. Please always be kind to the animals, please always be kind to ourselves and stop hurting others.

    Read more about Where Does Leather Come From? at http://bit.ly/2PtYmXl
  • nicholas
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 01:28 PM
    Today, life is very different, “a giant leap for mankind” to borrow the words of astronaut Neil Armstrong. Tibetans have much more freedom to develop their abilities and opportunity to use them to their fullest. For example, Jampa Ringzin who certainly has the talent for sports, has had the opportunity to develop his baseball skills and as importantly, has been able to access the job he has now been recruited into, at a world class level. Under the old structure in Tibet, he would not have these similar opportunities or choice. This is really human development.

    Many other Tibetans are very important examples of people who encompass what the New Tibet is today – a place full of potential to live a long, healthy and creative life, to be knowledgeable, and to have access to resources needed for a decent standard of living. And there is better news. Once these ABCs of human development are there, they open up opportunities for progress in other aspects of life.

    We all know that no one can guarantee human happiness, and the choices people make are pretty much their own concern. But the process of human development, at its most basic, should create an environment for people, individually and collectively, to develop to their full potential and to have a reasonable chance of leading productive and creative lives that they value. This, the New Tibet provides. A new Tibet for Tibetans without the failing Central Tibetan Administration (Tibetan refugee governing body) in Dharamsala, North India.

    Read more about Why are these Tibetans successful without the CTA? at http://bit.ly/2lNt4zl
  • Anonymous
    Tuesday, Dec 10. 2019 01:09 PM
    Thank you, Martin for sharing these incredible accurate explanations of how Rinpoche help each and every single sentient being that he came across. Rinpoche was indeed a bodhisattva with a thousand arms that had the ability to do many things at once and yet precise. Rinpoche also have the ability to handle so many different kinds of neurosis in his students and dissect them down to the core of the problem and then heal it. There is no one in the world that I have met that can do and willing to do such a thing. May Rinpoche take a swift rebirth and come back to us.

    http://bit.ly/2sfWARn
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:48 PM
    Padmasambhava

    he monk Santaraksita suggests to King Trisong Detsen (khri srong lde brtsan, c. 742-800) that he invite Padmasambhava to assist with the founding of Samye (bsam yas), Tibet’s first Buddhist monastery. On his arrival, the master offers a series of prophecies and tames Tibet’s local spirits who are resisting the introduction of Buddhism. The Testament of Wa also has the master overseeing several irrigation projects in the area around Samye. Such details have led some scholars to suggest that irrigation, and the spirit taming that would have entailed, may have been an area of particular expertise for the master.

    Learn more of Padmasambhava’s great feats: http://bit.ly/PadmasambhavaMaster
  • Sofi
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:31 PM
    Sunrise Dorje Shugden Puja in Kechara Forest Retreat

    This morning, I invited the people who I saw were up and around for a morning sunrise Dorje Shugden wisdom puja. Although the sun had already risen, there was still a lot of mist. We went to the highest point in Kechara Forest Retreat which has very good views and is surrounded by green hills. We first went to the beautiful Manjushri image and made prayers and recited mantras, then circumambulated. Then we proceeded to begin the puja in the grassy area on Manjushri Hill. We had a lovely puja and it was very nice to have the students who were awake and around to join as they are spiritual people. Afterwards we all went to Manjushri fish pond and circumambulated there too.

    Visit here to learn what Rinpoche shared: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sunrise-dorje-shugden-puja-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:27 PM
    Watching the videos gave us a good explanation and information all about Witches. For the last 400 years witches had misrepresented and suffered prejudice against through history.
    We should not being afraid of them and we must respect them. Witches are not as creepy as we though.Thank you for this good sharing.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/35aaIuo
  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 05:00 PM
    Loma Gyonma, known as Pita Parnasvari in Sanskrit, is one of the most efficacious healing Buddhas within Tibetan Buddhism. Her name literally means “The Mountain Mendicant Wearing Leaves”. She is also known as “Leafy Clothing Kuan Yin” in some traditions and is considered an emanation of the Buddha Tara. She manifests as a deity that has mastered all the mysteries of the forest and therefore nature, which she taps into to pacify and subjugate all illnesses, their causes, destroys harmful spirits and enriches our lives with good health. Therefore Loma Gyonma is known for her tremendous ability to heal all sorts of diseases.

    As the emanation of Tara, Loma Gyonma is regarded as Lhamo Rithrodma, the 20th Tara as mentioned in the “Praise to the Twenty One Taras”. The praise to Lhamo Rithrodma states that her right eye emits blazing rays of light that burns away all the lords of diseases and epidemics.

    The word “savari” in Sanskrit refers to the ancient Savara tribe who were known to wears skirts made of grass and peacock feathers and hunted with bows and arrows. Due to their culture which was heavily based on nature, they were known to be masters of the healing medicinal properties of herbs and plants.

    Learn more about Loma Gyonma at http://bit.ly/353Ctol
  • nicholas
    Monday, Dec 9. 2019 04:53 PM
    Nageshvaraja is also sometimes called Nagaraja. His name literally means ‘Tathagatha King of the Nagas’, known as ‘Luwang Gyalpo’ in Tibetan. He is also one of the 35 Confessional Buddhas as listed within the Mahayana Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps that we prostrate to in order to purify heavy negative actions.

    On October 21, 2017 Kechara had the merits to invite the holy statue of Buddha Nageshvaraja to our land. A group of Kecharians gathered to welcome Nageshvaraja and together they cleaned, washed and polished the statue. Meanwhile, another team prepared the holy items and mantras to be inserted, they packed and sewed everything into yellow cloth bags together with mothballs, incense and potpourri.

    After the statue was sealed, Nageshvaraja was lifted by crane and escorted to the stone pedestal that had been built for the statue. After he had been placed on the pedestal, the group queued to make offerings of candles, khatas (silk scarves) and flower garlands. On behalf of H.E. Tsem Rinpoche, offerings of incense and milk were also made.

    Read more about Nageshvaraja and Loma Gyoma arrives to KFR! at http://bit.ly/353Ctol

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
The unknown may be growth and opportunities,
One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
Who says the unknown would be worse than the known?
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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  • Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    5 months ago
    Always be kind to animals-They deserve to live just like us.
    Whales and dolphins playing with each other in the Pacific sea. Nature is truly incredible!
  • Bodha stupa July 2019-
    5 months ago
    Bodha stupa July 2019-
    Rainy period
  • Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
    5 months ago
    Cute Tara girl having a snack. She is one of Kechara Forest Retreat’s resident doggies.
  • Your Next Meal!
    6 months ago
    Your Next Meal!
    Yummy? Tasty? Behind the scenes of the meat on your plates. Meat is a killing industry.
  • This is Daw
    6 months ago
    This is Daw
    This is what they do to get meat on tables, and to produce belts and jackets. Think twice before your next purchase.
  • Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    6 months ago
    Don’t Take My Mummy Away!
    Look at the poor baby chasing after the mother. Why do we do that to them? It's time to seriously think about our choices in life and how they affect others. Be kind. Don't break up families.
  • They do this every day!
    6 months ago
    They do this every day!
    This is how they are being treated every day of their lives. Please do something to stop the brutality. Listen to their cries for help!
  • What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    6 months ago
    What happened at Fair Oaks Farm?
    The largest undercover dairy investigation of all time. See what they found out at Fair Oaks Farm.
  • She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
    6 months ago
    She’s going to spend her whole life here without being able to move correctly. Like a machine. They are the slaves of the people and are viewed as a product. It’s immoral. Billions of terrestrial animals die annually. Billions. You can’t even imagine it. And all that because people don’t want to give up meat, even though there are so many alternatives. ~ Gabriel Azimov
  • Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
    7 months ago
    Our Malaysian Prime Minister Dr. Mahathir speaks so well, logically and regarding our country’s collaboration with China for growth. It is refreshing to listen to Dr. Mahathir’s thoughts. He said our country can look to China for many more things such as technology and so on. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
    7 months ago
    This is the first time His Holiness Dalai Lama mentions he had some very serious illness. Very worrying. This video is captured April 2019.
  • Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
    8 months ago
    Beautiful Monastery in Hong Kong
  • This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    This dog thanks his hero in such a touching way. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
    8 months ago
    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    8 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    8 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    8 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    9 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    9 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    11 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    11 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    11 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    11 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    11 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    12 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    12 months ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    12 months ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss 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
    2 yearss 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.
    2 yearss 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!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss 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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