Me?

Apr 3, 2014 | Views: 974

 

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

 

Dear Rinpoche,

I heard someone saying that if we look close enough the “Me” that exists in the morning is not the same “Me” that goes to sleep at night. Since we are a collection of moments due to cause and effect. This had me thinking; if the “Me” that is alive right now, is not going to be the same “Me” in a future life; then why bother striving for Buddha hood in the first place? It won’t be “Me” who finally fulfills the vow of becoming a fully enlightened being for the benefit of all. Can you please share your thoughts on this? -from Rafael


Dear Rafael,

That is a good question…I like it.

The me in the morning and night are ‘different’. The me now and in future lives are ‘different’. But that is because this me is still subject to impermanence due to it’s unenlightened nature.

Once enlightened..it remains the same me…LOL.

Thanks, TR

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Jul 29, 2017 at 8:49 am

    Every of us have a different personality…..a different “Me” in the morning and at night.As long as the “Me’do no harm to others but benefits others the ‘Me’ will be the same “Me”.We need to change to be a better “Me’ to make a BIG difference in life.By learning , practicing Dharma will lead us to happiness .
    Thank Rinpoche for sharing.

  2. Lin Mun on Apr 1, 2017 at 12:35 pm

    I think the ‘Me’ will keep changing because we are still not enlightened yet. Our mind and thought keep changing every seconds. As long as we are still not enlightened nothing is stable or permanent. However, we can strive to achieve a better ‘Me’ by changing our attitude, mind, practise and doing more dharma work to transform ‘Me’.

  3. Pee Bee Chong on Oct 7, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Jun 22, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Amazing stuff from Rinpoche.

    Permanence can only exist once we are enlightened.

  5. Pastor Han Nee on Apr 25, 2014 at 11:11 pm

    The ‘me’ keeps changing because it is essentially impermanent. The important thing is that the changing ‘me’ becomes progressively transformed into a better ‘me’, less self -cherishing and more focused outward toward others, towards serving, helping and benefiting them .

    As the goal is Buddhahood, a state of full awakening,there should be no more change in the ‘me’ ultimately. In fact, there should be no more ‘me’ nor ‘you’. No more duality.

  6. LT Loo on Apr 23, 2014 at 11:52 am

    This is really tough question for the deluded worldly being like me to understand.Let’s try to answer it from what we had learn.
    From the Lamrim, what that precipitated us to took rebirth into samsara are Karma and Delusion. The “Karma” part are responsible for resultanting us taken a physical form as human or an animal and etc in this life together with train load of others karmic imprint for example. The “Delusion” part arises from “ignorance,ma Rig Pa” mean not knowing, lack of wisdom hence with the five contaminated aggregates.

    In the Name and Form (nama-rupa)link from chart wheel of life chart (twelve dependent link), “Form” link is formed the moment the white of father and the red of mother met( the composition of the 4 great element ie. earth water fire and wind). The “name” link are the four contaminated aggregates ie feeling, recognition(perception), compositional factor(volition), consciousness.

    PabongKha Rinpoche said If we have the Karma but without delusion, karmic imprint by itself could not precipitated another rebirth. If we have not the Karma but with Delusion, the delusion will be the cause for us to had the Karma.

    Knowing that both Karma and Delusion we had are non-static in nature. Karmaic imprint could be cleared with true refuge and applying the 4 opponent power with renunciation or Boddhicitta motivation. Delusion or ignorance (unaware of reality)can be defeated through acquire of Wisdom(knowledge) through study, debate, meditation.

    The above theory could all be summed up to what Tsem Rinpoche advised us. De-learn( abandon of non virtue), Relearn (cultivation of virtues)so that it become your very second nature.Love,compassion, boddhicitta, clarity of mind…you fill up the rest!

    The Mahayana tenet assert that it is possible for a rebirth with uncontaminated aggregates just as a Buddhisattva could take rebirth in samsara without being sully by it.where else the Hinayana school state otherwise.

    Back to the original question, the “me” in the morning is not the same as the “me” in the evening.
    There are two parts constitute to the “me” here, the “Physical me” and the “mental me “. The “physical me” is nonstatic could be easily understood by examined for example:that the “me”are not the same as when we are a toddles and the adult us now.
    The “mental me”: We could be happiness in the morning and greatly agitated in the afternoon and so on.There are nothing but a series of mental stream that arise and fade away.
    The view(delusion)we hold that things are as permanent or wanting them to be as we wanted causes great agitation in our mindstream.
    These understanding lead us to a “mini” scale realisation of the 3 seals of Dharma
    that is impermanence,Dukkha (unable to satisfy), non-self.

    Why bother to attain Buddhahood? The very same suffering,unhappiness that we experienced in our course of life that are the reasons for us the search for a permanence happiness! ie. to become someone that fully understood the very nature of phenomena happen around us and take positive reaction to it with wisdom (two levels of self liberation or liberation for others benefit).By constant training ourselves in this life with virtuous action of body, speech and mind will leave an Karmic habituation imprint into our mindstream, the same imprint is what we bring forward to our next life though we could have another totally different physical body.
    From the original post it suggested that Rafael had the notion of the same physical body are that being brought forward when he mentioned “It won’t be “Me” who finally fulfills the vow of becoming a fully enlightened being for the benefit of all”.
    Pls. correct me if my understanding of the subject is obscure and could lead to further misunderstand of the Dharma.
    Hand Folded.

  7. Edward Ooi on Apr 7, 2014 at 2:19 am

    Dear Rinpoche, I still don’t understand what was Rafael talking about. Especially the morning me and the night me hhare different. Maybe he is saying thathe has a split personality or something even more conplicated. What is the difference between the morning me and the night me. I think there aren’t any answers. Well, that is for me. Not sure about others.

  8. Cliff on Apr 4, 2014 at 9:04 am

    Wow, this had me in a waddle for a bit I had my sister explain it to me. From what I understand, the question is stating that because the me in the morning is different to the me that goes to sleep, why strive for Buddhahood? The me is subject to impermance because we are in samsara so the me is subject to karma therefore the me would always change. When enlightened the me will then stay the same me because that me is no longer subject to karma. Because the me would remain the same when enlightened is because an enlightened being can no longer denegrate once achieving the wisdom and compassion of Buddhahood.

    • Sila on Apr 5, 2014 at 10:12 am

      Hi, there is no me to start with. And no me to end with …. even in Buddhahood , in enlightenment nothing stays the same. That’s the understanding of the truth.

  9. Sean Wang on Apr 3, 2014 at 10:26 pm

    Everything is subject to impermanence or change. Even your own mind. Nothing is set in stone. Nothing is solidified

  10. patriciasnodgrass on Apr 3, 2014 at 9:32 pm

    I understand there are two components to mind: the gross and the subtle. The gross mind is the mind that we are aware of. This is the mind that changes. Where I become confused is in regards to the subtle mind. I understand that the subtle mind carries the seeds for enlightenment. What I’m unsure about is whether or not the subtle mind is permanent in that this is the mind that undergoes rebirth after death, and that it is also impermanent that it is capable of casting off the delusions of the gross mind and be able to transform under the proper conditions? Please help me understand. O.o

  11. Irene Lim on Apr 3, 2014 at 6:44 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche, I absolutely love this explanation of yours. It cannot be clearer and more precise than this.

  12. Lawrence on Apr 3, 2014 at 4:20 am

    One of the best explanation of “Dependent Origination” is here http://www.dhammatalks.net/Books6/Bhikkhu_Buddhadasa_Paticcasamuppada.htm
    Yet, this is not all the True!
    There is a point from which words are not of any help.

  13. Paris on Feb 14, 2013 at 6:37 pm

    LOL I love this, such a wonderful conundrum! I guess even the me of ‘now’ is different from the me in the next second. Biologically, it is said that our cells are changing all the time, so even on a physical level we are always ‘different’ and renewed. On an inward level, I guess the nature of our thoughts, speech and action also determine how much we are changing. Karma can change in an instant if only our thoughts and perspectives change; in which case the ‘me’ also changes from instant to instant, momentarily.

    This is quite empowering actually – the thought that we are determining our futures and initiating change (whether good or bad!) at every given second.

  14. Julia Tan on Jul 7, 2012 at 3:28 am

    Our mind unstable like a monkey mind. Even when we doing our Sadhana, our mind still think about food, the next thing in our mind will be what are we having for dinner. That means we are totally not in control of our mind until we actually achieve enlightenment. Hence we need to do meditation to come to calm our mind.

  15. su an on Jun 20, 2012 at 12:18 am

    For “normal” people, lay people and such… the “me” is never constant. From child to adult, our personalities kept changing, some traits improve, we gain more wisdom in certain areas, some bad habits remain and ingrain, we may not want to learn anymore. We can’t decide how we want to be, and we know how we SHOULD be, but yet we can’t convince ourselves to be that. If you watched a video of yourself 10 years ago and compare with how you are now… you’d probably cringe or laugh at how you were at that time!

    If you watch Tsem Rinpoche’s youtube video teachings say 10 years ago, and you watch his teachings now… his personality and level of wisdom and compassion has been consistently at such highest state. I guess once one has realised true compassion and wisdom, one’s expression of it does not change or “improve further” with the years… because one is already “there” – the point of no more learning (?)

  16. Alda on Jun 29, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    Hmmm..makes lotsa sense..giving it a shot!! Thanks TR! Love & Light, Alda

  17. Margaretlee on Jun 5, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    A lot of us are interested to know what happens in the state of enlightenment, as when we pray and take refuge, we always begin with “I and all sentient beings, until we reach enlightenment, go for refuge to Buddha, Dharma and Sangha”

    Rinpoche has once said in his teachings, as long as there is “ME” or “I”, there can be no enlightenment. In other words, as I interpret it, the “Ego” does not exist any more when in enlightenment. No ego, no self…… How does it feel? I really have no clue, perhaps it is a state of nothingless….the complete cessation of karma and thus sufferings. a continuum state of happiness….

    Thanks Rafael for such a thought provoking question and all those who have shared here.

  18. Lim Han Nee on Jun 5, 2011 at 1:31 am

    As Rinpoche says, the state of Enlightenment is a permanent state as the Me doesn’t change anymore.When we are fully enlightened, then we are totally free from suffering, as there is no more cause for suffering left.

    However,Nirvana means “cessation of suffering” – a state attained by an arhat. It is not a permanent state: when an arhat, in Nirvana,realizes that he hasn’t attained ultimate freedom from suffering or full enlightenment, he will want to be reborn in samsara and begin to tread the Path all over again.(This is what I understand from Rinpoche’s teaching and from the Lamrim).

  19. Sandy on Jun 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

    Two amazing questions in one day – AND it’s sunny outside. It’s times like these I’m saddened by impermanence…

    I think the “me” most of us refer to isn’t the “me” who will work towards and eventually attain Enlightenment. I have to say first of all that this is an excellent question from Rafael. I used to ask the same question all the time (only, with God): If everything is how it should be, if every experience is a result of karma, if God has designed me in this way, then why bother to change anything, especially spiritual practice? If karma has deemed me selfish in this life, who am I to argue?

    But let’s say (for extreme effect, and to quickly illustrate the point) that you are attacked and left badly wounded in the street. You wouldn’t just lie there because, naturally, the bleeding wounds will heal in their own time or – if you run out of time and bleed to death, well, that’s just how it’s meant to be. No, you’d scream for help, call a doctor, get to hospital – whatever it takes. If you had any means of bettering your condition, you’d do everything in your power to do so.

    It’s similar with the mind. I’m not the 5-year old child I was 23 years ago (cringe!). If I see a balloon now, or an ice-cream truck, they are not the most important things in the universe any more (pretty close, though).
    However, everything I have been and everything I have experienced is the sum of who I am now. If, at the age of eight, the young boy didn’t ask the school minister about people who are reborn again, and if he was satisfied with being told it was nonsense, I might be a Christian now. But thanks to the eight-year old boy feeling something didn’t quite add up, it lit a spark and eventually helped me to where I am now in spiritual practice.

    So I wouldn’t say the “me” from this morning ever vanishes entirely. Elements of who we have been all our lives are still with us in some form or other. As with all things, spirituality to me seems a progressive thing. Without the “me” of this moment, there’s no possibility of the “me” of the future attaining Enlightenment.

    Therefore, as I see it, one must “bother” because one has every possibility of bettering the state of the mind. You are the you of your future lives – your mind now contributes to the mind you will have 20 lifetimes from now.

    The “wrong” perception of “me” is when you look at “Rafael” who (I make the following up, since I don’t know your likes) enjoys coffee or plays guitar or loves to read poetry. We define ourselves (usually) by external labels. “I’m a Buddhist” “I’m a musician” “I’m a writer”. In my next life, perhaps I won’t be able to play a single note or write a single word, so I have to conclude that these things aren’t “me”, even though my gross mind thinks these things are exactly who I am.

    When you reach Enlightenment (so I’ve read), you don’t stop making mistakes, and you don’t suddenly become divine (there’s a story that suggests directly after his Enlightenment, the Buddha encountered a merchant who asked him what he had discovered. The Buddha gave such a fanciful explanation of what he had attained and the merchant thought him a mad man. Later – post Enlightenment – the Buddha realised he made a mistake and that he would have to explain what he had discovered more skilfully in future).

    Enlightenment seems to be the way to true happiness, to cease suffering through desires, attachments and aversions. You don’t stop facing problems, but whatever you face, you truly recognise the nature of it and – as a result – are able to let go and enjoy lasting happiness and contentment because of that ability.

    Seems worthwhile enough to me to continue to bother…

    Amazing question, Rafael – thanks!

    Kind regards,
    Sandy

  20. KimT on Jun 4, 2011 at 4:58 pm

    Dear Lama, I not sure if this is a silly question. If Life and everything in Samsara is impermanent, is there “permanence” In Nirvana? I guess life is ever changing because cause and effects are always at work, as past karma also is. If Enlightenment is free of cause and effects, what is the state of Enlightenment? What happens in that state? thank you Lama.

    • David Lai on Feb 14, 2013 at 8:20 pm

      Well, I know this is a long time coming. Here’s my answer to your queries if you don’t mind. When a being achieve full enlightenment, he/she cannot degenerate or reverse from that state because wisdom and compassion of a Buddha is the natural state of our mind. Therefore, when we become enlightened, we have just realized the true nature of our mind. Here’s how the Buddha described his enlightenment in 3 stages:-

      1. During the first watch of the night, the Buddha discovered all of his past lives in the cycle of rebirth, realizing that he had been born and reborn countless times before.
      2. During the second watch, the Buddha discovered the Law of Karma, and the importance of living by the Eightfold Path.
      3. During the third watch, the Buddha discovered the Four Noble Truths, finally reaching Nirvana.

    • henry pamudji on Apr 3, 2014 at 1:10 pm

      imho : morning , night .. , 9 pm , 12 am ..what we call ” the time ” is just a label and we use it to define somethings and caught us in a routine habitual , we scheduled our own activities with that labelling .. well , every moments the mind keep changing and create some cause and effects so does our own speech and activities ,, we could not sitting and hiding some place means not to do any activities of these … , and of course a continuum of mind , speech , activities that still “yourself “.. but the moments of each continuum is not a previous you already .. correct my opinion if i am in wrong views , i need to study and know more as well , thhks

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    “Is his head still in the sea?” Luiz asks his mom, who responds, “It’s at the fish market.”

    “The man chopped it?” Luiz asks. His mom then informs him that all animals we eat, even chickens, are chopped up, prompting the sharp realization, “No! Those are animals!”

    “So… when we eat animals they die!” a wide-eyed Luiz acknowledges. “Why do they die? I don’t like that they die. I like that they stay standing up… These animals — you gotta take care of them… and not eat them!”

    After that epiphany, Luiz realizes his mom has been touched by his compassion.

    “Why are you crying?” he asks.

    “I’m not crying,” his mother responds. “I’m just touched by you.”

    “I’m doing something beautiful?” Luiz wonders aloud, prompting his mom to direct him back to the plate, “Eat! No need to eat the octopus, all right?”

    Watch the video at http://bit.ly/32u0q6T
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:19 PM
    Wow … the first title published by Kechara Comics in Nepali. That is wonderful now with this Nepali version comic more and more Nepalis people will get to read , understand about Dorje Shugden. Looking at those comic pictures tells us a thousand words even those who could not read it. It’s a good way sharing , as in Malaysia alone there are thousands of Nepalis foreign workers working here.
    Thank you for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way-nepali.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you for sharing this amazing and interesting video about oracles. A rare opportunity where we are given the chance to view those videos. Oracles acts as a medium through whom advice or prophecy was sought. In Tibet tradition oracles have played, and continue to play, an important part in religion, doctrine, and prophecy. Tibetans rely on oracles for various reasons such as healing of their diseases and on all important occasions. In Tibet, they have the Nechung Oracle and other oracles. The purpose of the oracles is not just to forecast the future but do assist in decision-making and providing intelligence on state matters. I have seen mediums taking trance and it is much different from Tibetans oracles from what I saw from these videos. Hopefully the Tibetan tradition oracles could be preserved , where more will benefit. One such famous oracle is the Panglung oracle where the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden took trance . In fact had helped HH Dalai Lama escaped from the Chinese invasion in Tibet to India back 1959. As advice by the oracle Chushi Gangdruk guerrilla group was formed and had escorted Dalai Lama safely into exile.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/videos/fantastic-oracle-film.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 19. 2019 03:14 PM
    Wow …wonderful Kechara Comic publication now came out with this important history in comic form of how HH Dalai Lama escaped from the Chinese invasion in 1959. The truth should be made known to all. Now coming up with this , more and more people get to know of the truth. It is our Powerful Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden that has saved Dalai Lama. Dorje Shugden who is a fully enlightened Buddha has helped millions and had benefited many which we all cannot denied. During the most difficult moments, Dorje Shugden will help us nor matter what race, religion one practice or pray to.
    Thank you Kechara Comics publication. Well done ….

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-greatest-escape-in-history.html

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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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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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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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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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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.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-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
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    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.
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    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
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    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    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.
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
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Special thanks to Calvin who came as early as 12.30 p.m. He helped us to spring-clean the chapel before today's events; Bird Liberation and Dorje Shugden puja @ KPSG, Jacinta
Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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Fulfill your wishes, overcome your problems and protect yourself from negativities and harm with a Dorje Shugden Puja. All are welcome @ Kechara Penang Study Group, Jacinta
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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It’s a good opportunity to know so many social heroes in different fields. Everyone is playing their important part in making this world a better place. From environment to animal extinction to hunger problems. We would like to applaud all the Kechara heroes for playing their part exceptionally well. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Kechara Earth Project October 2019
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Kechara Earth Project October 2019
Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal Liberation- Pastor Han Nee blessed the birds before releasing them. Lin Mun KSDS
I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
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I’m ready to do the rehearsal :) Lin Mun KSDS
Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
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Asyley and team busy adjusting the sound system in the technical room. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback on Graduation - Hubert strong stance. Practicing his wushu performance. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback for graduation - Robey practicing her ballet in rehearsal. Lin Mun KSDS
Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
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Teaching children to be kind to animals through the virtuous deed of animal liberation held in Kechara House. Alice, KSDS
The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
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The youngest group of KSDS learned and experienced the self-defence session. Alice, KSDS.
Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
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Vegetarian meals with sufficient nutrients are provided to the children ~ KSDS Woah Camp. Alice, KSDS
Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
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Children had fun with the teachers and parents during the game time. Alice, KSDS
First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
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First Pilgrimage cum Camp held in Kechara Forest Retreat. Alice, KSDS.
So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
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So happy for them to have opportunity to engage in dharma at a very young age. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Grace and teacher Callista guided the teenage class on a blog article. They enjoyed it. Lin Mun KSDS
Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children took a picture with Guru. Lin Mun KSDS
Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Asyley and teacher Melinda showed pictures and biography of Rinpoche to students. Lin Mun KSDS
Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children have so much fun during dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Sunday dharma class has resumed today after a long break. Lin Mun KSDS
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