The Farm of Your Mind | 你的“心田”

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Kechara is very fortunate to have H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche as our Spiritual Advisor and Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector. Understanding how fortunate we are to have connected with a supreme and qualified teacher in this life, we should therefore put as much effort as we can towards keeping a good relationship and good samaya with our Guru.

The advice below was recently given to the Kechara Forest Retreat team by the Protector Dorje Shugden. As Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Buddha, all the advice he gives is none other than the perfect Dharma, as can be seen clearly below.

His advice is being shared here as it is applicable not only to Kecharians but also to everyone who wishes to advance in their spiritual practice and maintain a supreme Guru-Disciple relationship with their own teachers.

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Advice from Dharmapala Dorje Shugden to the Kechara Forest Retreat Team

Nov 18, 2015

The vast amount of Dharma teachings that your Lama has bestowed upon you, you should be like a garden where many seeds have been planted. And as the years expand, as the years grow, the acreage of your farm grows, producing beautiful vegetables and fruits and edible items. It should not be after years of receiving Dharma from your Lama by action, by words, by example, by official teachings, by kindness, by behaviour, that your farmland produces less and less and less edible items. Do you understand?

Each year, like a farmer – a spiritual farmer – your acreage, your land should expand and become two acres, three acres, four acres, five, 10 15, 20. Whatever you learn on the first acre can be applied on the second, third and fourth. Whatever you learn on the first acreage does not need to be given new instructions for the second and third and fourth acreage. Whatever’s been given for the first, whatever formula, whatever methods, whatever teachings apply to the second and third and fourth acres.

So, in other words, if you are applying, you will have produce, you will have results in edible items. And in fact, every year your farm should expand and grow. This is the farm of your mind. This is the acreage of your development. And the teachings are like seeds. You should not take the seeds and throw it away on someone else’s land and you getting no benefits. You should not plough the land, weed the land and water the land which is effort, ethics, vows, consistent effort and then nothing grows. To have the seeds and have the land, you must apply weeding, fertilisation, watering, protection from insects, birds and whatnot. And that is likened to effort, ethics, application, consistency.

When your mind goes up and down, catch it immediately. Do not let it go further. At no point in your life has your mind brought you any benefits, if you think about it carefully. At no point in your life has your mind brought you long-term and ultimate benefits. Everything that has been brought by your mind ended up in sorrow, disappointment, coldness, fear, anger, distance and, most important, the biggest obstacles – comfort zones. We become comfortable with being negative, we become used to being negative and then we expect people to reach out to us, to nurture us, to take care of us even when we’re 30, 40, 50 years old. This must stop.

Act your age. Behave your age. And develop according to the years you’ve been in Dharma and the amount of teachings you have received. Do not act like you joined Dharma a few months ago. Do not behave like you’re 15, 16, 20 years old.

When scolded, angry; when complimented, happy – this is the mind of a child. When scolded, examine why, overcome it, move on. When complimented, understand you’re on the right path, rejoice but do not be extremely happy because happy and sad arise from the same state of mind. Happy and sad arise from the same state of mind because it arises from the same mind, which is the deluded mind. Happiness leads to sadness, sadness leads to happiness and vice versa, on and on, and in a circle, it never ends.

Therefore do not be attached to being happy which is false. There is no happiness here in samsara. Do not be attached to sadness because the ultimate sadness is the three lower realms, not so much what you are experiencing now. Whatever you’re experiencing now, whatever you’re feeling now, do not blow it out of proportion. Do not let it linger, do not let it last, do not let it drag.

Never let negative emotions and thinking and behaviours drag. Why? Your Guru is not your father, is not your mother, is not your boyfriend, is not your girlfriend, is not your wife or husband or someone that you can treat on an ordinary level. Your behaviour, your body language and the way you interact with your Guru is a completely different relationship than those you have had in the past. Therefore you should never react to your Guru as you have reacted in the past to other beings you have encountered because the other beings that you have encountered are just as deluded as you. Therefore sometimes when you ignore them, sometimes when you’re angry at them, sometimes when you love them, sometimes when you’re neutral with them, it just adds to their delusions and they add to yours.

Anything from your Guru lessens your delusions, if you accept. Anything towards your Guru lessens your delusions and illusions. Anything from your Guru, lessens it; anything towards your Guru, lessens it. Therefore how you behave and act with your Guru is very different than any relationship you’ve had in the past. Therefore the relationship with your Guru is sacred. Why is it sacred? Because the most sacred achievement we can have is the transformation of our mind from that of a selfish, self-centric person to that of a person who thinks of others and focuses out. And as you do that more, you will see your unhappiness lessen, your depressions lessen, your sense of self-depreciation, lack of appreciation and low esteem become less. Why is that? As you do more positive activities, it reinforces the positive mind. The positive activities come from your Guru.

Think about it carefully. Have you done more positive things since you met your Guru, or have you done more positive things before you met your Guru? If you have done more positive things after you have met your Guru, then that is clear evidence, logical evidence to you that your relationship with your Guru results in positive actions, positive transformation. Has anyone in your life prior to your Guru taught you mind training, transformation, compassion, tolerance, Bodhicitta, acceptance of others, forgiveness, patience – has anyone?

And after you have met your Guru, what have you been taught, what have you been pushed to do, what have you been trained to do, what have you been scolded, what have you been complimented on? You have been scolded and complimented and blessed to develop your mind. Since you met your Guru, you have been pushed, goaded, prodded, encouraged, rewarded to improve your mind. Prior to this, who has done that for you? Who had the knowledge to do that for you? Who had the wisdom to do that for you? Who had the out-of-samsara mind to do that for you?

Since prior to your Guru no one has given you this type of mind transformation teachings, to think higher, to think of others, to think further, then your Guru is a treasury of Dharma. You should respect, you should have a relationship with your Guru different than any relationship you’ve had with other people because your relationship with your Guru is like no other person in your life. If you develop a consistent, positive relationship with your Guru, then the positive, consistent mind will develop in your consciousness.

You may think, “Some people did not.” That is not the fault of the Guru. Example – there are many Buddhists who commit heinous crimes worse than the atheists. That does not reflect on the Buddha; that reflects on the person and how he or she has applied or not applied Dharma. So therefore treat not your teacher as you would treat others. You should treat your teacher with great deference. You should treat your teacher with great respect, body and mind. You should speak of your Guru with great deference. As it says in the 50 Verses by the great pandita Ashvagosha, when speaking about your Guru to others, one should never just address your Guru by his name So-and-So. One should always honour and add an honorific title before his name when you mention him to others, and fold your hands in reverence.

Two things happen as a result. One is, you send a message to yourself to be respectful and you send a message to another person of how fortunate they would be to receive teachings from a Guru. Seeing your respect will instil respect in them. If they are karmically connected to your Guru, they will come; if they are karmically connected to another Guru, then they will meet. Whatever it is, your deferential actions, your respectful actions will lead them to find the Dharma.

The key point is not they meet your Guru; the key point is that they meet the Dharma through any Guru. Do you understand?

Any relationship you had prior to your Guru does not benefit your mind, does not benefit your karma, does not benefit your future life or even remotely this life. Any relationship you have with your Guru benefits this life, future lives and especially your mind. Listen and focus and concentrate, and contemplate what comes out of your Guru’s mouth the most. Definitely it will be about mind transformation, about patience and tolerance, about bringing yourself to another level and dealing with others different than the way you dealt with them before. If you listen to all these teachings from your Guru and you apply immediately – not tomorrow, not the next day, not when you’re in the mood, not when you’re rested, not when you’re feeling better – if you apply immediately, then your acreage will grow and your produce will be bountiful.

In building Kechara Forest land, many of the local deities and spirits have been subdued. Hence you see no sickness among you, serious or benign. You don’t see any accidents. Sometimes you see some disharmony. One thing you must keep in mind – and remember this clearly – whenever you do building work, there will be disharmony in the mind. Most of the deities here are subdued but as we further do work and we further make noise, and we further disturb the land and people come, throw things, spit, shout, scream, then sometimes the spirits, the local deities, get disturbed again.

They’re just like people, they can be placated but they can be disturbed again. Once placated doesn’t mean they stay placated. It means that they can be disturbed again, they don’t always remain placated. So similarly, the first sign that a local deity or local gods or the land gods are unhappy is disharmony within the group. Disharmony between you and your Guru, disharmony between each other. This is the first sign because the first way the local gods, especially in this area, attack is by creating disharmony. By creating disharmony, you separate; when you separate, the work does not get done. Do you understand?

What is important is the KFR group do continuous retreats, everybody in this room, even people who reside on this land, during your building. Very important. You are fighting your karma, you are fighting the karma of people to be benefited by your building and you are fighting the production of new karma by yourself on a daily basis that arises from the self-absorbed mind.

As a group, you should all do the Black Manjushri retreat. It was very auspicious that the teachings were given the other day. I was very pleased. As a group, you should do the Black Manjushri retreat, collectively collect 100,000 mantras. Especially the main root mantra, OM PRASO CHUSO DURTASO DURMISO NYING GOLA CHO KALA DZA KAM SHAM TRAM BEH PHET SOHA. The main one should be done collectively 100,000. As a group, Black Manjushri. That means together. Do you understand?

Black Manjushri will have many powerful effects. You may think, “Why this? Why that?” Karmically, astrologically, the blessings are different and your necessities and needs are different. Do you understand? Black Manjushri will stave off the curses that people are sending to Kechara, the negative words, the curses, the negative gossip and talk, and the ill-wishes and the jealousies from your neighbours – some of your neighbours – from other places, even some so-called spiritual people. So Black Manjushri, if done well, will stave off the curses, negative deprecations, curses, ill words, gossip will be staved off. Do you understand? It will also appease the local deities who have been disturbed again and again.

Be harmonious with each other. Be loving with each other, be respectful of each other. Be more and more in Kechara Forest Retreat. Do you understand? Look for more excuses to be here than in the city. Put your energy here to make it grow, be the pioneers. Do you understand? And not only be here and sit here, be active. Look around. Keep the place well-maintained. Keep the place upkept. Raise funds, be busy on your modern ways of Dharma dissemination. Modern ways of social outreach, social interaction.

Do your retreats, have a happy mind. Be harmonious with each other. Make your mind settled and think this is home. Home is in the mind, it’s not a place. So if in your mind you think this is home, it is home, regardless of geography. Do you understand?

Show a good example. The time is coming soon for more good news. Hence it will affect this organisation in a positive way to expand even more, do you understand? Take care of each other. Nurture each other. Take care of each other as if you are blood family.

In regards to building the various proposed plans you have on this land, do your retreats and do not wait from one project to another. Do not wait for your Lama to contact you. The Lama has a reason to wait for you to contact him constantly, for you to create the causes for something to arise by requesting again and again and again. It is said to receive the Dharma, we must make prostrations and offerings and a mandala offering three times officially to our Guru and request three times officially, from the heart, before he will even consent. And the reason is to create the causes to receive the teachings. Do you understand?

So therefore, whatever projects you wish to do on this land, request the Guru humbly, logically. Produce the work quickly. Do not drag, do not wait a long time, do not let your moods come in the way. Do not let your anger come in the way. Do not let your doubts come in the way. Why? None of these qualities benefited you prior to Dharma, and definitely will not benefit you during Dharma.

Most important – keep your relationship, samaya with your Guru clean. What does samaya and relationship mean? A sincere heart. An open heart. Appreciation. As he appreciates you, you should appreciate him and always show great deference. Deference means a special place in your heart, that the relationship with this person is extra-normal, paranormal, extra-worldly, extra-terrestrial.

What does that mean? Not of this world, earth, not of this time, not of this plane. From many lifetimes ago, you must have had a connection with this Lama. Hence you are here again to meet again, to do things again. Some of you have broken your vows and your refuge, and some of you have broken serious vows in your previous lives. The Lama knows, hence he keeps you close by and near by him.

The reason for the mind to fluctuate is the broken promises you’ve made in your previous lives, especially in relations to serious vows. Therefore when you break your relationship, therefore when you break your vows, therefore when you break your relationship with the Three Jewels in such a way, you come back – because you have done some Dharma – near the lama but in your mind you will be disturbed and it goes up and down, up and down, up and down, because of your lack of integrity of holding your vows in your previous life.

Be it you could have been a monk, you could have been a nun, a Bodhisattva, a teacher, an arhat-seeker, a meditator, someone who took refuge – but you carelessly, without any sort of respect, threw your vows away and just indulged, indulged, indulged. That results back in the mind being unsure of this. But having said that, even still you have held the vows for a while, hence you find the Lama again. Do you understand? You have found your Lama again due to finding the vows, but you have your mind go up and down because you broke your vows. Do you understand?

Remedy: your consistent practice. Your retreats that purify. Your continued Dharma work and most important, a good mind, constantly striving to break the comfort zones in order to be of benefit to others through your work. Whatever you need to build here, entreat, request your Lama at another time, appropriately, and have your drawings, have your costs ready. All will come if you make the effort, do you understand?

Continue to build. Take your responsibilities seriously and do not lax. Again, I repeat – all the negative qualities you have did not serve you prior to Dharma. Therefore it will not serve you during Dharma. Therefore eliminate them. All the positive qualities you have prior to Dharma has benefited you. Therefore during Dharma, it will also benefit you so increase your positive qualities that you all have, do you understand?

Build together. Nurture. Help. Reduce the anger. Today, your Lama has come. Many good instructions have been given. You have my support for those instructions. Build with harmony, cooperation, no pettiness. Do you understand?

I will always assist; follow the Buddha’s teachings, I will always assist. Do you understand? I will pray to the Three Jewels for you always.

 


 

能有尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切作为精神导师,以及多杰雄登作为我们的佛教护法,克切拉可说是非常幸运。在了解我们能于此生与一位至高和具格的上师相遇是何等幸运之后,我们应该尽最大的努力,跟我们的上师保持良好的关系与清净的三昧耶。

以下是多杰雄登护法最近给予克切拉禅修林团队的告诫。基于多杰雄登护法是圆满证悟之佛,祂所给予的告诫除了是无暇的佛法之外也就无他了——下面的告诫内容可清楚地说明这一点。

于此分享这个告诫,是因为它不仅适用于克切拉人。对于任何想要在修行路上取得进步,以及有意愿跟自己上师维持至高无上的师徒关系的人们,这个告诫也非常实用。

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佛教护法多杰雄登给予克切拉禅修林团队的告诫

2015年11月18日

由于上师授予你的佛法数量浩瀚,因此你应该像一片播满种子的田地。而随着岁月的积累、时光的流逝,你的田地的面积也应该扩大,田地上应能结出丰盛的蔬菜与果实,以及可吃的东西。在上师那么多年以身体力行为其言教做示范,透过正式的开示,再以慈悲和行动给予你佛法后,你的田地反倒生产越来越少的农作物是不合情理的。你们明白吗?

每一年,像个农夫一样,修行的农夫,你的田地的面积应该逐渐扩大,变两英亩、三英亩、四英亩、五英亩、十、十五、二十。你在第一英亩田地上所学习到的,可以应用在接下来第二、第三、第四英亩的田地上。不管你在第一英亩的田地上学到什么,接下来在第二、第三及第四英亩的田地上,你其实无需再等待接受新的教诲,因为你在第一英亩田地上所被授予的任何公式、方法和教诲,都可以将它们应用在第二、第三及第四英亩的田地上。

换句话说,如果你懂得应用所学习到的,你会有收成,你会种得能吃的东西。事实上,你的田地应该逐年扩大和发展。这块是你心中的田地,是你成长的田地。上师授予的佛法就像种子一样,你不该将那些种子丢弃在别人的田地上,然后自己一无所获。在为你的田地耕过田、除过草、灌溉后——这些都好比努力、持守德行和戒律、持之以恒的态度——你不应该是一无所获的。有了那种子,有了那块田地,你一定要进行除草、施肥、灌溉工作,还要防止昆虫、鸟类等诸如此类的动物破坏农作物。这些举动都好比努力、持守德行和戒律、实修法教及持之以恒的态度。

当你的心漂浮不定时,你要立刻抓住它,不要让它进一步摆荡。如果你仔细去想想,你的心其实不曾给你的生命带来任何好处。你的心不曾在你的生命中带给你长远及究竟的利益。你的心带给你的一切,最终都以悔恨、失望、冷漠、恐惧、愤怒、封闭自己收场,而最重要的是,我们的心带给我们的最大障碍,就是舒适地带——我们舒适于当一个负面的人,我们习惯于当一个负面的人,然后期待人们扶持我们、培育我们、照顾我们,即便我们已经30、40、50岁。这种心态一定要断除。

做符合你年纪的事。你学佛多少年,你接受过多少佛法教诲,就要有相应的成长。不要表现得仿佛自己才刚在几个月前接触佛法。不要表现得仿佛自己只有15、16、20岁。

当被责备时,你就气愤;当受到赞扬,你就高兴,这就是小孩子的心思。当被责备时,检视其中的原因,克服它,然后放下它;当受到赞扬时,只要明了自己就在正确的轨道上,为自己而随喜,但也不要太过高兴。因为快乐和悲伤都源自同一个心境。快乐和悲伤从同一个心境升起,因为它们个别都从同一颗心升起。什么样的心呢?被妄念遮蔽的心,于是快乐之后是伤悲,伤悲之后是快乐,反之亦然。它们如此般周而复始、永无止息地处在于一个循环中。

因此,别执着于快乐,因为快乐是虚假的,在这个娑婆世界中没有快乐可言;别执着于悲伤,因为最究竟的悲伤是三恶趣,不太是你现在所经历的。不管你现在正经历什么,不管你现在有什么感受,都不要将它过分夸大,也不要让它萦绕心头,不要让它滞留,不要让它一直拖延下去。

别让负面情绪、思维及行为一直拖延下去。为什么?你的上师不是你的父亲、不是你的母亲、不是你的男朋友、不是你的女朋友、不是你的妻子或丈夫,更不是一个你可以用平常方式来对待的人。你的举止、身体语言,以及你与上师互动的方式,都跟你以往与任何人有过的关系彻底不同。于是你不应该以过往对待其他众生的方式来对待你的上师,因为你遇见的其他众生都和你一样心存妄念。正因为是这样,有时候你会不理睬他们、有时候你会生气他们、有时候你会爱惜他们、有时候你对他们持中立态度。你的这些举动都增加他们的妄念,他们也反过来增加你的妄念。

如果你愿意敞开心怀,来自你上师的任何东西都会减少你的妄念;你对上师做的任何东西也都能减少你的妄念和妄想。不管是来自你上师的任何东西,或是你对上师做的任何东西,都能减少你的妄念。因此,你面对上师时的行为举止,都与你过往跟其他人而有的互动大不相同。跟上师的关系,也就因此而殊胜。为何殊胜?因为我们能获得的最为殊胜的成就,便是心的转化——从一个自私、以自我为中心的人,转变成一个能为他人着想,把注意力分散到自我以外的人身上。当你越是能这么做,你会发现你的不快乐变少了,你的忧郁减少了,你的自我贬低、感觉不受重视及缺乏自信都会减少。为什么会这样?因为当你越是做正面的事,你越是强化心中的正念。你所做的正面的事,都源自你的上师。

仔细去想想:你自从遇见上师之后,是否做更多正面的事了?还是你在遇见上师之前做过更多正面的事?如果你在遇见上师之后而做了更多正面的事,那就是一个清楚且富逻辑的证明,表示你和上师的师徒关系结出正行和正面转变的善果。此生遇见上师之前,是否有人教过你关于修心、转化自己、慈悲、宽容、菩提心、包容异己、宽恕和忍耐?有人这么教过你吗?

而你在遇见你的上师之后,上师都教你什么?上师督促你做什么?上师训练你做些什么?上师因什么而责备你,又因什么而赞扬你?上师透过责备和赞扬,以及赐予你加持来培养你的心。打从你遇见你的上师起,上师就一直督促,激励、鼓励,甚至奖励你去改善你的心。在这之前,有谁曾对你这么做?有谁有这样的知识为你这么做?有谁有如此的智慧为你这么做?有谁有这么一颗出离娑婆之心来为你做这一切?

既然在你的上师出现之前,从不曾有人给过你这种转化内心的教诲,好让你懂得站在一个更高的位置思考——为别人思考、想得长远一些,那么你的上师是一个佛法的宝藏。你应该尊重上师,你对待与上师之间的关系的方式,应该要有别于过往你处理跟其他人的关系的方式。这都因为这段师徒关系是独一无二的。如果你跟上师建立起始终如一且良好的关系,那么稳定的心也就会在你的意识中产生。

你或许会想“有些人并没有这么做”,但这不是上师的过错。打个比方:有不少佛教徒犯了五逆罪,行径甚至比无神论者还要恶劣,但这种行为并没有反映佛陀,它反而反映出那犯罪者的为人,以及他是如何实修佛法或是如何不实修佛法。因此,对待上师要有别于你对待其他人。你应该以非常虔敬的心对待你的上师。你应该在行动和思维上给上师极大的尊重。说起你的上师,你应该以虔敬的口吻说话。正如马鸣菩萨在《上师五十颂》所说,当向他人说起自己的上师时,万万不可只称上师的名字。在跟他人说起自己的上师时,弟子应该时刻恭敬地在上师的名字前面加上尊称,并怀着敬意地将双掌合十。

这么做会导出两种情况。一来你提醒自己要对上师要毕恭毕敬,二来是你向另外一个人传达一个讯息:他们会知道能从一个上师那里接受教诲是一件何等幸运的事。你对上师的恭敬态度,将使他们心中升起恭敬心。如果他们跟你的上师因缘具足,他们自然会来;如果他们跟另外的上师有缘,他们也会相见。无论如何,你恭敬的举止必将引领他们寻求佛法。

关键不在于他们遇见你的上师,关键在于他们透过任何一位上师接受佛法。你们明白吗?

你在遇见上师前跟人们所有过的任何关系,都没有利益你的心、没有利益你的业果、没有利益你的来世,或甚至是给你的今生带来微小的利益。你跟上师的任何关系都将利益你的今生及来世,尤其是你的心。聆听、专注,并且沉思那些从你上师嘴里最常说出来的话,那些话肯定都关于改变自心、忍耐及宽容、提升自己,以及用跟过往不同的方式来对待他人。如果你聆听来自上师的这一切教诲,并在当下实修这些教诲,不等到明天、隔天再实修,更不是等到你有好心情、休息充足或是心情好转后才去实修。如果你当下就实修那些教诲,你所耕耘的田地会扩展,你会有充裕的收成。

在建筑克切拉禅修林的过程中,很多的土地神灵及鬼魂都已经受到降伏。于是你们之间没有人患病,无人身患重病或是良性疾病。你也没有看见任何意外,但有时候你看见一些意见不合的情况。你要记住一件事,清楚地记着,每当建筑工程在进行的当儿,人们心中会升起不和谐的念头。虽然大多数的神灵已经受到降伏,但是在我们进行更多建筑工程而制造更多喧哗的当儿,我们也就进一步侵扰这片土地。而且人们会到这里来,会随地扔垃圾、吐痰,到处喊叫……于是有的时候一些鬼魂和土地神灵会因此而再一次被冒犯。

它们跟人没两样,它们能被安抚,也能被再被冒犯。安抚过一次并不意味它们会永不会被冒犯。它们能被安抚其实也意味它们会再次被冒犯,它们不会一直都处于详和之中。于是,我们冒犯到土地神灵的第一个征兆便是团队之间发生摩擦——你和上师及同修之间出现不和谐。这是第一个征兆,因为土地神灵,尤其是这里的土地神灵,做出攻击的第一个方法便是制造纷争——纷争出现后接着会出现分裂,分裂出现后工程就不会有完成的一天。你们明白吗?

重要的是在建筑的期间,克切拉禅修林团队持续地进行闭关,每一个在这房间里的人,甚至包括住在这片土地上的人。这一点很重要。你不但是在对抗自己的业力,你也在对抗会从你进行的建筑工程而获益的人们的业力。除此,你也在对抗自己每一日因“我爱”心而造下的新的业果。

你们应该组成一组人以进行黑文殊师利的闭关。那天关于黑文殊师利的教学非常殊胜,我很高兴。你们组成一组,进行黑文殊师利闭关,一同累积十万次心咒的持诵,尤其是主要的根本心咒 “OM PRASO CHUSO DURTASO DURMISO NYING GOLA CHO KALA DZA KAM SHAM TRAM BEH PHET SOHA”。这主要的心咒应该以一组人共同累积的方式完成十万次的持诵。一组人一起进行黑文殊师利闭关,意思是一起进行闭关。明白吗?

黑文殊师利能带来许多强大的力量。你或许会想为什么这样?为什么那样?从业力及天文学的层面而言,其加持有不同之处,你的需要也有分别。你们明白吗?黑文殊师利能帮助我们避开人们给克切拉下的诅咒,以及来自你的邻人的恶言恶语、诅咒、恶意的流言蜚语、恶意的期望及嫉妒——你的一些邻人,来自其他地方的邻人,甚至是一些所谓的修行人。如果黑文殊师利的修持做得好,诅咒、恶意的贬低、诅咒、恶意中伤的话语、流言蜚语,这些都能一一避开。你们明白吗?黑文殊师利的修持也能帮助安抚一再被冒犯的土地神灵。

彼此之间要和睦相处,要友爱对待彼此,要尊重彼此。要多点留在克切拉禅修林。明白吗?相比留在城市中,你要找更多的理由留在这里。把你的精力投入在这里,让这个地方发展起来,当先驱者。你们明白吗?不要只是留在这里,只是坐下来观望,你应该要有积极的态度,四处观察,让这个地方保持良好的状态,好好照顾这个地方。募款,多多以你摩登的方式传播佛法,以现代化的交际及社交互动来推广佛法。

进行闭关,保持愉快的心境。跟彼此要和睦相处。让内心安定下来,想着这里就是家。家就在心中,家跟地点无关。因此,如果你想着这里就是家,那就是家,跟地理位置无关。你们明白吗?

做个好榜样。收获更多好消息的时候就快到了。这些好消息将给克切拉团体带来正面的影响,进而使团体进一步发展,你们明白吗?好好照顾彼此,引导彼此。互相照应彼此,正如你们是有血缘关系的亲人一样。

针对实行这片土地的各种建筑计划,你们要做好闭关,不要等一项计划完成后再实行另一项计划。不要等待你的上师来联系你。你的上师等待你不间断的联系是有理由的,那是为了让你透过一而再,再而三的祈请,来造下某个东西、某件事升起的因。据说要听闻佛法,甚至在上师同意之前,我们就必须先向上师行大礼拜及做供养,并且正式地供曼达拉三次,还要正式及诚心地做祈请。这么做,是为听闻佛法造下因。你们明白吗?

因此,不管你们在这片土地上有什么建筑计划,谦卑且好好地以逻辑做解说以祈请上师的准许。快速地完成工作,不要拖延,不要拖延一大段时间。别让你的情绪来打扰、别让你的愤怒来打扰、别让你的疑虑来打扰。为什么呢?因为在你遇见佛法之前,这些特点无一给你带来益处,在你遇见佛法之时,它们也绝不会给你益处。

最重要的是:跟上师保持清净的三昧耶及关系。这里所说的三昧耶及关系指的是什么呢?一颗真诚、坦荡荡、感恩的心。就如上师珍惜你那样,你也应该珍惜上师,并且长时向上师展示崇高的敬意。此处所说的敬意,是指上师在你心中处于一个特别的位置——在你心中,跟上师的关系是异乎寻常的、是超出科学可知范围的、是超脱世俗的、是超越人间的。

这是什么意思?这段师徒关系超越这个世界、超越地球、超越这个时空、超越这个层次。在很多世以前,你必然曾跟这位上师结下缘分,于是你才会在这里再碰面,再为上师办事。你们当中有些人曾破自身的戒誓及皈依,有的在过去世破了重大的戒誓。上师都知道,于是才把你带在身边,让你靠近他。

你内心之所以出现摆荡,那是源自你过去世所违背的承诺,尤其是违背重大的戒誓。因此当你因此而违背你和上师的关系、违背你的戒誓、违背与三宝的关系,你还是回来了,因为你曾进行过一些修行,你得以亲近上师,然而你的心未能平静,它会摆荡,不断地起起伏伏。这是因为你在过去世缺乏坚守戒誓的信用。

过去你可能是一位出家人、可能是一位女尼、一位菩提萨垛、一位佛法老师、一位想修成阿罗汉的行者、一位禅修者、一个皈依三宝的人……但是你一个不小心、毫无敬意地丢弃自己的戒誓,然后一再让自己沉沦。结果是你的内心对修行和持戒缺乏信心。话虽然这么说,由于过去你还是持戒过一阵子,因此你再一次找到自己的上师。你们明白吗?你因为找寻那些戒誓而再次找到你的上师,但你内心的起起伏伏都是因为你曾经违背你的戒誓。你们明白吗?

如何改正?你持之以恒的修持及你进行的闭关将能净化业障。你持续的佛法工作,还有最重要的,一颗好的心——为了透过佛法工作利益他人而持续不断地力求突破本身的舒适地带。不管你需要在这里建什么,在另一个时候再恰当地恳请、请求你的上师的准许,准备好你的建筑图,计算好所需的经费。如果你肯用心做,事情会水到渠成的。你们明白吗?

继续建筑,认真地担起你的责任,不要怠慢。我要再一次重复:你在遇见佛法前所拥有的负面品性没有给你起正面的作用,在修行上它们自然也不会给你什么益处。因此要摒弃那些负面的品性。同理,你在遇见佛法前所拥有的正面品性给过你益处,于是在修行上它们也会给你带来益处,因此要加强你们每一个人所拥有的优良品性,明白吗?

共同建造这个地方,扶持彼此,互相帮助,减少愤怒。今天你的上师来了,也给了你们很多很好的指示。对于那些指示,我会给你们我的支持。要和睦、互助地建造这里,不要小气,明白吗?

我会一直给予协助。要遵从佛陀的教诲,我会一直协助你们,明白吗?我会一直为你们向三宝祈愿。

 
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  1. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 20, 2018 at 5:40 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

  2. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 6:31 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

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  3. Pastor Adeline Woon on Aug 7, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    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

  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 1, 2018 at 11:13 pm

    This elderly & innocent monk in India was brutally attacked, find out why. Shocking – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163953

  5. Made in Japan on Jul 31, 2018 at 5:03 am

    “If the Dalai Lama, if His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by Dorje Shugden, then we might as well not practice Buddhism anymore. If His Holiness the Dalai Lama can have his life shortened by a so-called evil spirit, any evil spirit, then can he be Avalokiteshvara? So on one hand you say, we say, I say, everybody says, he is Avalokiteshvara; on the other hand you’re saying that he can be harmed by an evil spirit… Which one is it? Can he be harmed by an evil spirit or is he Avalokiteshvara? Do you think Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Tara all take refuge in something else to protect themselves from Dorje Shugden? How illogical is that? How illogical of people to say His Holiness the Dalai Lama can be harmed by an evil spirit, any evil spirit or “Dorje Shugden” evil spirit. How is that possible?” – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

    Photo: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, young Tsem Tulku Rinpoche and Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s tutor Kensur Rinpoche Jampa Yeshe

  6. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 6:02 pm

    DON’T MISS THIS! FANTASTIC NEW GREAT STUFF! High quality videos redressing the misinformation about Dorje Shugden practice and people and the current sad Tibetan situation and why they are losing ground in the world. Powerful and truthful – CLEAR VIDEOS – https://bit.ly/2LJbo35

  7. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 7:24 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

  8. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 5:50 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

  9. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 2:17 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.

  10. Pastor Adeline Woon on Mar 2, 2018 at 6:38 am

    Will the CTA (Tibetan govt in exile) and their supporters in East and West say voodoo is evil and cannot be practiced too? Will they advise against Voodoo and say its a demon’s practice and people who practice are bad too? Truth be told, no one has the right to say anything about anyone’s religion. Listen to what this man says in the short snagged clip because he speaks well and with the truth.

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1519934791.mp4


  11. Joy Kam on Mar 2, 2018 at 5:35 am

    Isn’t this just lovely?! Look at these cute Tibetan kids singing praises to Dorje Shugden during Losar celebration in Tibet! Great blessings to all – Click to watch! 😍🌈🌟

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1519938132.mp4


  12. Pastor Shin Tan on Jan 30, 2018 at 12:47 am

    This excerpt of the Swiss Television documentary presented in 1988 is a painful reminder of the hypocrisy and the sad reality of the oppression, discrimination, and ostracisation of Dorje Shugden practitioners. For 20 years, Dorje Shugden practitioners have endured this and no one supported their fight as the Tibetan leadership in exile continues to undermine their effort by denying the existence of this ban, and silencing their voice by peer pressure, flooding the media and fooling the general public with accusations that Shugden practitioners are political tools supported by the Chinese government to create discord within the Tibetan community. Please listen to their plea and please share this video far and wide to end this injustice.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gis2vaURT40

  13. Wai Meng Wan on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:50 am

    Its been a few years, yet the words of the protector and Rinpoche give a lot of inspiration and meaning to all that we are doing, the power of those words are still felt now. Life has purpose and meaning under the guidance of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shudgen.

    • Wai Meng Wan on Jan 19, 2018 at 12:50 am

      Life has purpose and meaning under the guidance of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. -> typo

  14. Jason on Jan 7, 2018 at 10:26 pm

    This article use the very well example to explain on spiritual or Dharma practices in today’s scenario. Guru’s teachings are knowledge to us, if we no practices it, our mind can’t transform to become better person. As people always said, actions speak louder than words, that is the reason why we must practice Dharma instead of understand it but do nothing.
    I met Rinpoche two years ago, I can’t say I’m. 100% compassion but I know I’m getting much compassion compared with previous time. Rinpoche’s actions always inspired me to do more to benefit people or animals.
    I would like to thanks my Guru, Tsem Rinpoche and pastors and my Dharma brothers and sisters always assists me in any Dharma practices.

    Jason

  15. Anne Ong on Jan 7, 2018 at 10:01 pm

    No pain ,no gain. As time, effort and consistency goes by, we will notice ourselves experiencing the true joy and happiness of doing Dharma work, especially in social media which is truly fun for me! We just need to grab this great opportunity and advice given to us by our great dharma protector and our wonderful beloved Guru to find real happiness in doing Dharma work. Never try ,never know. Last but not least, I would also like to thank a few of my wonderful dharma friends who encouraged me to kick start 😂😜🙏 .Thank you very much again Rinpoche for this article and opportunity for me to help in social media 🙏

  16. Yee Mun (KISG) on Jan 7, 2018 at 1:38 pm

    From the Protector’s advice, it further strengthened the important of guru devotion and mind transformation in our spiritual path. Guru will be the one that can lead us to enlightenment. Guru will share with us lots of teachings and methods for our practice, but we need to put in our efforts to transform ourself. We also must be consistent with our practice and not just 3-minute passion。

    KFR is the place we call home for our mind. Efforts must be make to continue support all the KFR projects. Everyone also should work harmoniously to build KFR for the benefit of many beings. May all the projects in KFR manisfested ASAP with the help from Protector Dorje Shugden.

  17. Glian Sim (KISG) on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:48 am

    First and foremost, l would like to thank Rinpoche for putting out this article of mind training. Secondly, Kin Hoe, for conducting this dharma sharing on Rinpoche’s blog. Through this sharing, l learn that mind training is very important. And we need the 8 verses of thought transformation to help us through our spiritual path.
    From what l understand we need to be humble and let go of our ego so as to deepen our practice. And most importantly our Guru devotion to our Guru.
    l hope this session will help me to make my spiritual practice to progress.
    Thank you Rinpoche and the blog team for this great article.
    With folded hands.

  18. Cheah Fook Wan (KISG) on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:32 am

    Upon learning from this blog article, I learn to respect the Guru.
    Expose to transformation of mind where we learn of altruism instead of egoism. Think and practise more of others instead of I, I, I all the times – thereby indirectly going towards the direction of Dharma work.

    Thank you.

  19. leong kit ping on Jan 7, 2018 at 11:24 am

    With this article, I can understand more about the mind transformation of myself.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such a good article to benefit every one of us.

  20. Samfoonheei on Jan 4, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Wonderful advice which we should not take it lightly. Its simple and yet very powerful advice . We are very fortunate to have Rinpoche as our Spiritual Advisor at our door steps and Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector been the largest statues in Bentong. We should then take every opportunity to learn.what ever we could from our Guru. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Buddha what ever advice he gives is the perfect Dharma. . Always appreciate what our Guru has done and we are to keep our samaya with our Guru pure and clean. Increasing harmony In our life brings peace and happiness. When we live in harmony with our authentic selves and align our dhrma work, habits, relationships with everyone, thoughts, and actions with our true values, we experience a greater sense of peace and happiness in every aspect of our lives.,then.
    Thank you Rinpoche and admin for sharing these advice which I will always remember .

  21. Julia Tan on Dec 31, 2017 at 12:36 pm

    Reading this article again reminded me how fortunate and meritorious I have for the last 10 years to be able to reconnect back with Rinpoche 🙏🏻. My life is filled with so much positivities today, more than what I can believe, all this due to 🙏🏻 Rinpoche’s compassion of continuous teachings and nurturing. Countless mistakes were made due to our deluded mind, lack of effort, laziness and ego but 🙏🏻 Rinpoche never once give up on us. At the same time keep us close to Him all the time.

    There’s no one in our lives giving us such a pure love like Rinpoche 🙏🏻 do.

    We should read this article everyday to refresh ourselves daily of how we should behave as a student. Reminder us how we come to meet Rinpoche 🙏🏻 in this life. That will help to calm our mind and do our work more efficiently.

    Every mistake we made we got to start all over again as mistakes creates karma that will drag us down. Agreed with Pastor Henry, time is running out from our side.

  22. Vivian Ong on Dec 30, 2017 at 11:49 pm

    This article is a great Dharma teaching from Rinpoche. Our mind is like a farm. If we plant good seeds then we will enjoy good harvest and if we plant bad seeds of course we will get bad or negative harvest. Every Dharma knowledge that we have heard or learn from Rinpoche will be in our mind. We just need to use it so that other seeds will open. This is where the 8 verses of mind transformation comes in. How we react on things and how we think about a situation is all from our mind. I do agree with Rinpoche that before Dharma I was too attached on certain things and the way I think is different from the time after I receive the Dharma I realize I have let go a lot. Thank you Rinpoche for giving us the Dharma to tame our wild minds _/\_

  23. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Dec 30, 2017 at 8:22 am

    All the Dharma that we kindly and skillfully received from the Guru is to benefit us, make us grow and transform our mind. It is most important to have clean Samaya with our teacher, fulfill our promises and make up for what we have not yet completed.

    The relationship with our Guru is most important and no other relationship will benefit us so much and in an ultimate way. Every assignment we have received, will benefit us tremendously as it will counter negative habituations and develop our good qualities. Giving back and sharing what we have so generously received is very important . In the end nothing else matters than what we have done for others as this will help us for our future lives. Doing for others is not blind action but with the motivation to help and benefit others long term.

  24. June Kang on Dec 30, 2017 at 7:52 am

    第二次读这篇文章的时候,发现我自己心识转变中没有太大的变化。 另一方面,幸好还在学习佛法,否则会变得最糟糕。 我能想象在过去的2年如果没有佛法,自己的心灵可能活更糟糕。

  25. Justin on Dec 30, 2017 at 3:00 am

    There is always a danger of us always “Taking from the Guru / Dharma” without giving back due to our selfish mind. There is always an element of people taking things for granted and it is important to realise this on the very basic level the very least. Worst is when we justify it with excuses. It just doesn’t make sense when we won’t transform our mind which is what our Lama really wish in us although having been taking from our Lama. It is a wake up call to change that and work on our flaws to change for the better. This is what we should be working on which is what will really benefit us in the end, not our belongings but how we are able to focus out more rather than in.

  26. pammie yap on Dec 30, 2017 at 2:18 am

    Without the Guru’s guidance and advice, one will never be able to understand that there are many important things in life than just attachments. Indulging in negative activities everyday and not realising it. How blessed that even the protector remind us what we should do and push us in the right direction to get there.
    Having Kechara Forest Retreat shows how much our Guru care and love us. A place to practice, do retreats and live. The most important, our mind transformation and there is no better place to learn and practice everyday.
    No where we work be it secular or spiritual, we should always work harmoniously. Wouldn’t it be a more pleasant place to be in.

  27. Andrea Lai on Dec 30, 2017 at 2:04 am

    Being in the KFR team, besides in charge of taking care of the greens, I found it is a very good practice of letting go our ego for example the work of weeding, pruning, fertilizing etc. Many people will think that this is the work of lower level people. In my opinion, this practical work is to help us lower down our pride like being humble, learning to be patience, practicing of awareness, mindfulness, perseverance and most importantly our mind transformation.

    To obtain this, a guru is very important in our spiritual path. Guru is the only person that teaches us, guide us, love us all the way in hope we gain realization of our attachments and transform. By holding close samaya with our guru, we will be able to connect Dharma and meet him in our future life. Therefore we should appreciate what our guru had given to us and what we should give back to guru in return.

  28. Pastor Henry Ooi on Dec 30, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Without the Lama, the dharma protectors will not be introduced to us for our spiritual and worldly protection. Without the dharma protectors working with the Lama, the growth of dharma work would be slow.

    People just take from the Lama and dharma protectors but hardly give back in terms of spiritual practice, time, resources. Yet we want the Lama and dharma protectors to continuing giving us their assistance to overcome obstacles in our daily life. We let the dharma teachings slip us by and not applying them because we do not want to put in the time, work, effort due to our own laziness but we give all sorts of excuses why we do not want to do them. We justify by saying we have worldly commitments to take care of – business, job, family, and we need to make money to maintain them. While it may sound true, we keep focusing more on making money when we already have enough because we say it is never enough. And when we have enough money, we say it is time to relax, empty our bucket list and travel the world, eat good food, buy properties to invest for old age and for our children, buy branded items to show others we have made it in life – we say we will do some volunteer work and dharma practice after all these are fulfilled. We set these examples to our children and they follow this trend and passed it down to their children. And this mindset and culture carry on generations after generations. We ourselves know no better because we grew up with the same mindset and culture in our family where our parents were conditioned by their parents and so on. We think this is how life should be and those things would bring us happiness.

    The advices the Lama gave us, we KIV because we think we can control time and ageing. We do not want to face the inevitable – death, but death comes at no particular time. We always think that death happens to the next person but too premature for us. All this because we do not believe what the Buddha taught.

  29. Tek Lee on Dec 30, 2017 at 12:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the message. it’s a message not only for KFR team, but to all of us, to remind us always keep Dharma in our mind, always keep our Guru in our heart, always remind us to transform, practice what we’ve learnt in Dharma. Now flash back, before I met Dharma, before Dharma touches me, my life was wasted. Always hang out with friends, cycling, drinking, eating, taking pictures and posted on facebook, without purpose. I took things for granted, thinking things that I owned will be mine forever. Until one day I lost something, Dharma touched my heart. Thank you Rinpoche for the blessing, and the dharma brothers and sisters in Kechara, it kept my mind stable. Then I realized, how wasted my life was. How impermanent my life could be. I realized, we can’t change karma, when it’s ripen, we can only accept it. Whether we accept it in a secular way or a Dharma way. I think, If I treated it in a secular way, I would have ended up in mental hospital. I feel blessed that I am one of Kechara, I feel blessed that I am able to meet Rinpoche as my Guru. 🙏🙏

  30. nicholas on Dec 29, 2017 at 11:56 pm

    As time goes we with the dharma teaching we learned, we should grow accordingly by putting into practice and transform or show result. What we have done before we met the dharma we should be able to compare the result now after we have applied what we have learned and this should be the motivation for us to keep learning and practicing.

    We should appreciate our Guru for showing us the way to live our life meaningfully through his advice, training, care and love. Our samaya with our Guru is important for our practice and after all the Guru doesn’t ask anything from us but just our mind transformation.

    KFR indeed is a sacred place that been blessed by Rinpoche and many other great Lamas in order to make this place futher to benefit many people

    In anywhere we live or work, harmony is always one of the important key factor. Being harmony is not just between living being but it’s also extend to the unseen being through respect. Rinpoche had advice us further by doing retreat to make peace, protection, purifying negative karma not only for ourselves but also the people that will be benefited from KFR.

    There are reasons for us to meet our Gurur in this life and we should continue to create the cause to continue to meet our compassionate Guru in our future lives by following his advice consistently.

  31. Lum Kok Luen on Dec 28, 2017 at 5:54 pm

    It is very beneficial and necessary to always revisit some of the teachings in this blog from time to time. The treasures, Dharma lessons, sharing, other people’s experiences are tremendously encapsulated in this wonderful and amazing blog.

    This article is so wonderful. It helps me in my Dharma journey to reflect back on the state of my mind prior to meeting the Dharma and now that I am in the Dharma, I have made some progress, although not outstanding. However, since Jul2013 when I first set foot into Gompa Hall for the Setrap puja until now, I have progressed and I vow that I will keep progressing and bring my immediate family to Dharma so that we all become examples to others to embrace the Dharma.

    I am indebted to HE Tsem Rinpoche and vow to follow him in this life and future lives.

    Lum Kok Luen

  32. anonymous on Dec 27, 2017 at 2:50 pm

  33. Sock Wan on Dec 24, 2017 at 11:43 am

    We should always revisit Rinpoche’s blog posts from time to time, the message of the blog posts serve as a reminder and when we read again, they give us different insights.

    What Protector said are:
    1. To have harvest on our spiritual farm, we must practice. Dharma is not only knowledge but a solution to the problems in our lives if we put Dharma in practice. We have the knowledge, why not put it in practice because it brings us happiness and resolve the problems we have in life. When we do that, we become a very good testimony for the others that Dharma is good, then they will also learn and practice. This is how we can bring benefits to people.

    2. Work in harmony with each other, care for each other. To build a Dharma institution is a team work, not individual. It is normal to have disharmony, but we have to learn how to solve it not to break by it.

    3. Listen to our guru and respect our guru. He wants us to be happy, he wants nothing from us. Always trust our guru.

    Spiritual practice is never easy, it’s a constant internal struggles and fight. Fortunately we have our guru to guide us so we know whatever we are going through we stay on the right path. Be grateful to our guru.

  34. Fong on Dec 20, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Just a little of what I can glean from this teaching. Our mind is ours to care and nurture. Whatever that the mind is fed with, that’s the route it will take, be it negative or positive. So, the positive way is to take the teachings and slowly nurture it with study, contemplation and putting it into action. After all, karma is action. So, positive actions bring positive karma.

    It is a marathon rather than a sprint, so consistency though difficult is the key. And, though as Dorje Shugden said, there will be disharmony due to further works to land or whatever building we do, we have to be mindful and see the disharmony but do not succumb to it but rather, make the effort to overcome it.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

  35. yin ping on Dec 19, 2017 at 6:50 am

    Guru is very precious because no one else will give us mind transformation teaching besides our Guru. Our relationship with our guru should be a sacred. We should treat our Guru with great respect, body and mind. With a sincere heart, an open heart and always appreciate what our Guru has done to us, we are keeping our samaya with our Guru pure and clean.

    Besides, we should be able to love, respectful and helpful to each others. Dharma brothers and sisters should be able to taking care and nurturing each other as if we are blood family. Be harmonious is the key to do greater things together for the benefit of others.

  36. Jacinta Goh on Dec 18, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Although this advice was directed to the Kechara Forest Team previously but it serves as personal advice to each one of us. I understand now that we have met Dharma and Guru in this lifetimes were due to the holding of vows in our previous lifetimes. However, we didn’t hold it strongly and hence the flippant minds that we have now. What I can do now is to arrest the negative mindset from time to time and to hold the vows strongly. To purify it daily and by having retreats. In this advice, it is recommended that we do the Black Manjushri, as this will pacify and limit the interference from local gods or spirits, will stave off the curses that people are sending to Kechara, the negative words, the curses, the negative gossip and talk, and the ill-wishes and the jealousies from your neighbours – some of your neighbours – from other places, even some so-called spiritual people. This reminds me of the social attacks directed to Rinpoche and Kechara on daily basis such as Twitter. Since I’ve watched Rinpoche explaining Black Manjushri practice that was being uploaded just few weeks ago, I’ve decided to do this practice daily with the thought that it will benefit Kechara and also myself (sorry for being selfish because next year is supposed to be my obstacle year). Reading this again, it is said that this practice can stave off negatives curses and at the same time to appease the local deities. All the more that I think we should do this Black Manjushri practice now. Start now, be consistent and take care of our Mind.

    Thank you Rinpoche

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  38. Tsem Rinpoche on Sep 15, 2016 at 1:24 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

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    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

  39. Wan Wai Meng on May 7, 2016 at 11:43 pm

    Even after seeing this article could people still have doubts about the quality of Dorje Shudgen? I suspect there could be a few people who will still hold unchanged views about Dorje Shudgen, for the rest of the other people they would observe the character of Dorje Shugden is one of care, compassion and action. Care and compassion comes through from the advice rendered, by Dorje Shudgen which does not advise us to go deeper into Samsara, but to produce more spiritual results and leave samara. The act giving such a talk is one of the actions of the Dorje Shugden which enlightens all of us, amongst all the vast beneficial actions that Dorje Shudgen takes on behalf of us.

  40. Pastor Moh Mei on Apr 23, 2016 at 12:39 pm

    It’s all about the mind. The analogy between our spiritual practice and that of farmer is brilliant and easy to understand. To be a farmer one needs to learn about the crops and the environment. These lessons and experiences that have produced results are applied over and over again and improved upon as we expand. Similarly, methods that failed are discarded or changed.

    I often seen people repeating the exact same thing over and over again when troubleshooting. Example there are two power sockets on the wall and plugging into the 1st one did not work. Some people would continue to unplug and plug into the same socket over and over again without doing anything else and somehow expect it to work. Others will try the 2nd socket since the 1st didn’t work. If we apply the same logical troubleshooting techniques into spiritual practices, making changes where things doesn’t work, applying methods which do, perhaps our spiritual growth will be much easier.

    Pursuing happiness is like the most common goals of mankind, some would say its wealth but it is under the illusion that wealth brings happiness. The very fact is that in samsara there is no happiness. If there is then the 4 noble truth is wrong. To accept that happiness is impermanent it is equally important to accept that sadness is also impermanent. Both are deceptive and a mere perception of our mind.

    We are the creator of our karma, we each hold our own fate in our own hands. Success and failure is our own. The choice is ours to make.

  41. Lin Mun on Apr 18, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    Thank you Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche for your advise.

    1. We are so fortunate to be able to learn dharma from Rinpoche here, be able to be part of Kechara and to do dharma work.

    2. It is very important to have a good mind set. Hence doing dharma work will be able to transform our mind.

    3. We must always maintain a good samaya with our Guru. He is a person who will guide us to the right path and continue to guide us with patience and love. It is due to our vow that we are able to meet our Lama and we should not waste time and grab this chance in this lifetime.

    4. We must always have consistency in our practice, do retreat and group recitation mantra collectively if we want to help the growth of Kechara projects and to clear our karma.

    5. Harmony among team member is very important. Without this the result will not be significant. It is very important that we must always remind ourselves to work as a team and focus out rather and thinking everything about ourselves.

    • Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Apr 19, 2016 at 12:24 am

      Hi Lin Mun,

      You appear to have understood Dorje Shugden’s advice 🙂 what Dorje Shugden said above, and what he said when he took trance in Wisdom Hall in June 2015 is consistent – the remedy to our problems is constant practice. We must practice every single day and control our minds a little more each day.

      So you are right, it is important for us to be consistent and to foster harmony between team members. Actually, if you notice, Dorje Shugden’s advice (as captured by the points that you summarised) is always to benefit us.

      If we follow the advice, we don’t lose anything or get harmed in any way. Dorje Shugden also doesn’t personally benefit if we follow his advice. In fact, actually WE benefit from following the advice because we get to improve ourselves and live in a happier environment.

      I think it is important also to emphasise what you wrote about how we are able to meet our lama in this lifetime, which is due to our vows. If our merits to meet Rinpoche in this lifetime is because of vows from previous lifetimes, then what we are doing in this lifetime creates the causes for us to meet with our teacher again in our future lifetimes.

      Thank you for your comment!

  42. Pema Thinley on Mar 19, 2016 at 1:02 pm

    I am so blessed to have come across this precious advice from the precious dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. I would always follow as he adviced. I don’t have even a inch of doubt that he is an enlightened dharma protector. I shall always follow my Guru.

    • Valentina Suhendra on Apr 23, 2016 at 12:12 pm

      Dear Pema Trinley

      Thank you for your kind message. I rejoice that you have such a strong faith in Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche. Do investigate and learn more about them. For with knowledge, your faith will grow even stronger. When people try to argue with you that your protector and your lama are bad, you can reason and stabilise your mind and refute their negative claims in logical manner.

      Kind regards

      Valentina

  43. Alice Tay on Jan 15, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    感谢上师尊贵的詹杜固仁波切,因为上师的关系,让我们有此良好的因缘而得到以上多杰雄登护法给予的告诫。

    在这片博文,让我有深入的体会:
    1. 虽然,不常看到上师。但经过博客、面子书、twitter、佛书等等都可以看到上师是慈悲和以他的身体力行为其言教做示范。目的只有一个,尝试用不同的管道来传授佛法。除此,克切拉讲法师的制度也是上师的意愿,希望通过讲法师们的努力,可以帮助更多人。

    2. 上师的教诲就像播放种子在田地一样,随着岁月的积累,我们所耕的田、必定要除草,然后灌溉,这样才会让这个田地的面积慢慢的扩大,然后有所收成。这就好象我们平时接受上师的教诲,懂得应用在日常生活上,然后努力的持守德行和戒律,还有保持坚定的修持态度。有了这一切,我们就不会像小孩子一样那么容易受到外在或是情绪的影响。

    3. 相信佛法,听从上师的教诲可以让我们从一个自私、以自我为中心的人,转变成一个能为他人着想,然后成为一个更好的人。

    4. 我们是非常的幸运,因为可以在此生遇到一位至高和具格的上师。因此,我们要尽最大的努力,跟我们的上师保持良好的关系与清净的三昧耶。

  44. Pastor David Lai on Dec 10, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    This is the second time I am reading this advice and I must say that the advice is clear, concise and easy to understand yet profound. I love the manner in which Dorje Shugden talks at our level and dispense with wonderful and useful advice for our spiritual well-being. I think this advice has some blessing in which it gives much needed clarity to my thoughts and deep wish to abide by it. Looking back on my actions, I have not expanded my mind-farm very much over the years. I co-relate this with what Rinpoche has been talking to me recently. I think retreats are important and one that I have to do soon combined with a re-doubled effort to combat laziness. With much blessings of Rinpoche’s and Dorje Shugden’s advice, may I be successful in my struggles and endeavours to better myself.

  45. Wah Ying on Dec 5, 2015 at 5:13 am

    It proves again Protector Dorje Shugden is an fully enlightened being, a Buddha; with whose advices are consistent all the way, and full with wisdom, compassion and love — it’s consistent with advices He was given to us during the trance on July 2015. Where He advices us to do good, have good motivation, be selfless, be harmony with each others…Protector’s advice was said with logic, analogy and way this modern days’ people can understand and relate to easily.

    The analogy of our mind like a farm and teachings from our lama like seeds is very good. How rich a land is and how good a seed is, when no weeding, no sowing, no ploughing, no watering, no fertilise were done, there will be no harvest. How good a teaching is, no apply there will be no result.

    “Whatever you’re experiencing now, whatever you’re feeling now, do not blow it out of proportion. Do not let it linger, do not let it last, do not let it drag” – I will remember this advice well. I realised when I keep thinking some situation I am facing is bad and become worse and worse, and it did…

    Thank you Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden for the advice and teachings.

  46. Pastor Patsy on Dec 1, 2015 at 3:29 pm

    Due to our karma, we are so fortunate to have found our Lama again thus we should take this precious opportunity and follow the sacred advice to reap a good harvest.

    Rinpoche has patiently given us so much dharma and using skilful methods to help us to achieve mind transformation. It is true that Rinpoche is compassionate enough to show us ways to transform our mind as no one would do likewise.

    Keep our samaya with our Guru clean, let go of our attachments, comfort zones and fears, have a sincere and open heart, trust and surrender to our Guru and Dharma Protector and we will definitely see a transformation in us.

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this invaluable advice with us.

  47. Chin San on Dec 1, 2015 at 11:21 am

    I recently realized that our mind can be easily transformed when we learned to put down our anger. Thus, we become more considerate and compassionate while we have to confront bad situations.

    “Happy and sad arise from the same state of mind.” I’ll keep this in mind always and never let negative emotion and thinking drag.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Dharma Protector for giving us teachings and advices.

  48. Jace Chong on Dec 1, 2015 at 3:10 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this precious message by Dorje Shugden. The advice is full of logic and I am very touched how Dorje Shugden patiently explain it to us in order to strengthen our mind and guide us to do more.

    I especially like the logic of “You have found your Lama again due to finding the vows, but you have your mind go up and down because you broke your vows.” This explain clearly the cause-and-effects or what we call karma.

    Since it’s so precious to have meet a Guru and Dharma, we should let our mind farm grows over time becoming more positive by applying what we received from the Guru. The metaphor that Dorje Shugden uses in the advice is very appropriate and that gives us a visual to understand better, how mind transformation progress.

    I also understand more on why and how obstacles arise when building a beneficial place like Kechara Forest Retreat, we should follow the advice to tame our mind so many can be benefitted, so that the positive mind farm can spread further and become the main force of the world.

    Thanks Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. _/\_

  49. Kb thapa on Nov 30, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    The kindnesses of our Rinpoche and Dharma protector are immeasurable. Therefore, Kechara Forest Retreat is the place for us to practice dharma and stay in a community to spread the dharma far and wide.. we all have to remember the advice from Rinpoche and the protector…

  50. Khoo on Nov 30, 2015 at 2:02 pm

    The advise from Protector is the same as what Rinpoche has been teaching and emphasizing to us many times many years. The advise from an enlightened Protector is the same as the Guru shows that They are having the same mind which is to help and benefit us and lessen our sufferings.

    It is true that before meeting Rinpoche no one has show me the way to transform the mind and develop compassion. Rinpoche has used many method to transform our mind and also taught us many methods to practise. This is what no one ever did to me.

    I am very fortunate to be in KFR, a place where Rinpoche is building to benefit many by Dharma teachings, retreats, and practise.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  51. Pastor Lim Han Nee on Nov 29, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    The Protector has given invaluable advice. We need to tend the precious seeds of our Guru’s teachings in the garden of our mind with “effort, ethics, application, consistency”. Our minds should not respond to scolding and criticism with happiness and sadness. “Happy and sad”, says Tsem Rinpoche, ” arise from the same state of mind because it arises from the same mind, which is the deluded mind”.

    “Do not be attached to being happy which is false. There is no happiness here in samsara. Do not be attached to sadness because the ultimate sadness is the three lower realms, not so much what you are experiencing now”. We should not be dragged down into the abyss by transient states of unhappiness.

    Our relationship with our Guru is sacred. It is sacred because of our Guru’s way of helping us achieve mind transformation.”The most sacred achievement we can have is the transformation of our mind from that of a selfish, self-centric person to that of a person who thinks of others and focuses out”.Is is from our Guru that positive activities that reinforce a positive mind comes.

    Hence we should show devotion and respect to our Guru in body, speech and mind.When we do that, our deferential actions, our respectful actions will lead others to find the Dharma.

    “If you listen to all these teachings from your Guru and you apply immediately then your acreage (of the farm of your mind) will grow and your produce will be bountiful”.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  52. Sarah on Nov 28, 2015 at 7:46 pm

    The most important message here is to cultivate the mind, like a farm which grows by the acres, expanding and growing all the time. We are building the outer Kechara which is very important because we will be benefiting many people, but we must also remember to build the inner Kechara by cultivating the mind. The instructions given are relevant to all of us. Thank you Rinpoche and Protector.

  53. Doreen Teoh on Nov 26, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    The message that fascinated me is that Dharmapala Dorje Shugden has cleared the obstacles and set the condition for the spread of dharma and building of KFR, and the instructions that been given is that we hold our vows, clean samaya, Guru Devotion, Build together, nurture, help, reduce the anger. Build with harmony, cooperation, no pettiness.

    The Farm condition has been set, we just have to consistently, water (learn), pull weeds (effort), fertiliser (nurture), and get rid of pesticide (our mind), and then watch the seed grows, and have fruits. Thank you, Guru and Protector.

    With folded hands,
    Doreen Teoh

  54. So Kin Hoe (KISG) on Nov 26, 2015 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the advice and teachings given by Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden to benefit all of us. The advice given by Dorje Shugden are full of compassion and I personally can feel Dorje Shugden is holding all of us closed to His heart and wants us to practice Dharma all the way and spread the Dharma to benefit more people who are yet to hear or receive any Dharma teachings. In fact, it is a very rare opportunity to meet with Rinpoche and our Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden in this life time, and we should treasure this opportunity to make our Dharma practice even more firm and continue to grow in both inner and outer forms.

    Upon reading the advice from Dorje Shugden, we need to learn the Dharma with good motivations, practice Dharma sincerely and consistently and grow our Dharma practice to benefit more people who are directly and indirectly connecting to us. Besides, we need to take control and tame our mind when bringing Dharma to those who are new in Dharma as our first impression to them is important whether we will attract them to Dharma and continue to progress or we will drive them away because we are not consistent with our Dharma practice or not sincerely to benefit others. We should let go of our worldly attachments when we start to realize the essence of Dharma, especially the realization of Emptiness that nothing we can bring along to our next life except with our mind and karma collected from our current life. As such, we can accumulate the merits and purify our karma as much as we can while we are still intact in a perfect human body.

    Guru devotion must be put as the highest of importance level in order for us to progress further in our Dharma practice as all the sources in our Dharma practice come directly from our Guru, which will benefit us along the way in our practice.

    In order to bring Dharma to more people and all sentient beings, team work with harmony, peace, cooperation and understanding of each other within an organization is important as this is the real Dharma practice when we start to engage with a bigger spiritual event that can spread the Dharma to all directions. Consistency in our Dharma practice with good motivations to benefit more people are the key to make Dharma to grow more.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness and compassion always and may Rinpoche stay in good health and live long to turn the wheel of Dharma.

    With folded hands,
    kin hoe

  55. graceleong on Nov 25, 2015 at 7:24 pm

    If we have sowed the seeds which Rinpoche has given out so generously and wisely, in the correct manner, we would be able to reap a good harvest at the end of the day. We are very fortunate to have Rinpoche and should not let this opportunity lapse but instead as Rinpoche said
    ” your consistent practice. Your retreats that purify. Your continued Dharma work and most important, a good mind, constantly striving to break the comfort zones in order to be of benefit to others through your work “.
    Thank you Rinpoche . With folded hands.

  56. Stella Cheang on Nov 25, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound sharing.

    I like the analogy that liken our mind as a farm and us, practitioners, as farmer. Whether the farmer dud his work or not will be shown by the produce of his farm. Similarly, the result of our practice is in our mind transformation. If after several years of “practicing”, we are still attached to frame and constantly need others to babysit our ego, maybe we should practice more and talk less.

    The feeling of happy and sad are temporary and hence we should not hold on to it. Most of us are in the habituation to be attached to the object or person that makes me happy, for example through his/her praise. Because of this habituation we are deluded and mistaken that we will be able to find happiness in samsara.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teaching. I will reflect on it and watch my mind more closely.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella

    • Stella Cheang on Apr 18, 2016 at 9:52 pm

      I would like to add on a few more points that I learnt from my re-read:

      1.The dharma that we receive from our Lama is like seeds, where our mind is like the garden / farm. We are farmer who should plant the seeds, nurture it and see to its fruition.
      2.After years of receiving dharma, our spiritual mind should expand and we should be able to see results. The tools that we can use to nurture the farm (of our mind) are efforts, ethics, application and consistency.
      3.Our mind never bring us long term benefit; it always show us disappointment, sorrow, coldness, fear, anger, distance and comfort zone. Happy or sad arise from the same state of mind (deluded mind).
      4.We need to consistently show respect to our Guru because it not only means maintaining a good Samaya with the Guru but also lead others to Dharma.
      5.When we apply the teaching of our Guru immediately and consistently, our mind will expand and result will show.
      6.Harmony is the outcome of us seeing a bigger goal instead of our petty selfish agenda.

      Thank you Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden for this important teaching.

      Humbly, bowing down,
      Stella Cheang

      • Valentina Suhendra on Apr 23, 2016 at 12:13 pm

        Dear Stella

        Thank you for such a comprehensive comments. We appreciate the fact that you always read articles in Rinpoche’s blog and provide substantial comments.

        Keep it up

        Valentina

        • Stella Cheang on Apr 23, 2016 at 8:08 pm

          Dear Valentina,

          Thank you very much for the encouraging comment. His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche’s blog is like a treasure chest. How lucky it is for me to have chance upon this through Kechara. The least I can do, is to read as many articles as possible, with gratitude and sincerity. These are hard work of Rinpoche and the team.

          Rinpoche’s blog is a wealth of dharma knowledge that applies to people from all walks of life. There is dharma in every single post, akin a spiritual map that leads us ultimately, to the right path.

          I would like to take this opportunity to thank Rinpoche, and everyone who contributed to the blog.

          humbly,
          Stella Cheang

  57. Julia Tan on Nov 25, 2015 at 9:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing Dorje Shugden advice. We are very blessed and fortunate to meet Rinpoche and to be able to practice Dorje Shugden given by Rinpoche. Rinpoche and protector have compassionately given us bags and bags of seeds but how many Farms have we been planted and how much of food we have produced? Have we put in all our efforts to take care of the farm so that it produced beautiful and healthy food? Have we transformed our mind or still running around with our sneaky mind? How many years do we still need our Guru and protector to wait? Do we have the time?

    There’s no happiness in samsara and no sadness sadder than the 3 lower realms. If we can’t bear the suffering here what makes you think we can bear the suffering in the 3 lower realms. our time is running out, but we are still too busy enjoying in all the negative actions, happily practicing the 8 worldly concerns and continue to harm others.

    Rinpoche has come to us, bringing along His 25 life times of blessings and wisdom to us. Rinpoche compassionately created so much of positive activities for us to do via 13 departments. Rinpoche compassionately continue to build Kechara Forest Retreat to benefit us and all sentient beings.

    It is our responsibilities to reinforce our positive mind. All negativities arise from our karma and our deluded mind, our broken vows and promises in the past. Not only that, we have to even fight for the karma of the people who will be benefited from us. Catch our mind whenever negative thoughts arise. Set our motivation right for whatever we do. Rinpoche has skillfully created a lot of good causes to arise for our benefits. Now Protector has given us the solutions and advice hence we should not doubt but follow all the way along with clean samaya with our Guru.

    We are here because Rinpoche has been our Guru in the past hence treasured it, always remember what our Guru had repeatedly taught and reminded us to do and do it sincerely so that we do not wasted this life again because chances like this very hard to come.

  58. Sock Wan on Nov 24, 2015 at 3:19 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the teaching with us. There are 2 points that strike me the most in the article:

    1. “Do not wait for your Lama to contact you. The Lama has a reason to wait for you to contact him constantly, for you to create the causes for something to arise by requesting again and again and again. It is said to receive the Dharma, we must make prostrations and offerings and a mandala offering three times officially to our Guru and request three times officially, from the heart, before he will even consent. And the reason is to create the causes to receive the teachings.”

    We are very fortunate to have a Guru who uses many different methods to help us to create the cause for a higher purpose. A Lama is very compassionate, he will not reject us because he doesn’t like us. He has no favouritism, it is due to our Karmas that we are rejected. By him rejecting us (if our request is not to harm but to benefit others), he is most likely helping us to purify our karma or develop good qualities such as perseverance, putting our ego down apart from helping us to create the cause for something bigger. Our Lama is a Buddha, a Buddha has achieved equanimity, he will never dislike or hate us.

    2. “From many lifetimes ago, you must have had a connection with this Lama. Hence you are here again to meet again, to do things again. Some of you have broken your vows and your refuge, and some of you have broken serious vows in your previous lives. ” It is said in the article that our mind is up and down because we are lack of integrity of holding our vows in your previous life. But somehow we meet our Lama again and he will use every methods that he can to help us to develop our integrity, to purify our karma so that we can progress in our spiritual practice and eventually achieve Buddhahood. This also made me understand why I end up here in my center, with my Lama. I must treasure this good fortune.

    Being in a Dharma center can only make us a better person unless we do not put what we learn in practice.

  59. Lilyn Tan on Nov 23, 2015 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you Admin for posting this precious teachings and advice by World Peace Protector, Dorje Shugden. We are indeed very bless and fortunate to connect to our supremely kind guru, H.E The 25th Tsem Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden in this lives.

    The dharma teachings that bestowed by our Lama should be put into full practice in our lives inorder to break away from traditional mindset and bad habituations, hence it liberates us from the cycle of suffering.

    Happy and sad arise from the same state of mind because it arises from the same mind, which is the deluded mind. Therefore, we should not cling on it because these moments are all impermanent state and will pass away when conditions change.

    Keep our relationship, samaya with your Guru clean – a sincere heart, an open heart, appreciation and always show great deference to a Guru. As Guru is the only one that can lead us towards liberation.

    Our consistent practice and continued Dharma work and most important, a good mind, constantly striving to break the comfort zones to be of benefit to others through our work.

    Thank you Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden for this precious and invaluable teachings and also the blessings.

    With folded hands,
    Lilyn Tan

  60. Pastor Tat Ming on Nov 23, 2015 at 2:09 am

    We are so very fortunate to meet our Lama and Dharma Protector in this life. Without our Lama and Dharma Protector, we simply cannot free ourselves from samsara. How wonderful and lucky I am to have the opportunity to listen to the advice given above!

    Since beginningless time until now, our mind has not transformed and brought us out of samsara. We are simply too caught up with the Eight Worldly Concerns. We cannot blame the Guru, Protector and Dharma for whatever suffering that we are still experiencing. Our guru had kindly and compassionately given us the incomparable Lama Tsongkhapa Teachings that can liberate us from samsara and to become a Buddha. If we chose not to put into practice these precious teachings, it is entirely our faults! If we don’t put the teachings into immediate practice, when will we?

    Our relationships with other sentient beings in samsara until now are not beneficial. Only the relationship with our guru is important and sacred as it will benefit us life after life until we are fully enlightened. We must realise the importance of keeping our samaya with our guru clean as the guru is the foundation to all our attainments.

    Having received Dharma, we should not be deceived by samsara and still indulge in the pleasures of samsara and remain in our comfort zones. We must control and overcome our emotions and delusions and not the reverse. Our guru had put in so much patience, love, care and compassion to help us transform our minds; no other similarly deluded sentient beings in samsara like us will ever do that for us! We must be very grateful and reciprocate with the positive transformation of our minds.

    The advice given by Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden here is so timely, accurate, direct and beneficial that we simply cannot summarise all the points given. Every single word, sentence and paragraph in the article above are meaningful and applicable. The advice is applicable to everyone and anyone who is serious about transforming their minds and liberating themselves from samsara. It cannot be recommended strongly enough!

    The kindnesses of our Lama and Dharma protector are immeasurable. Lord Protector Dorje Shugden said towards the end: “I will always assist; follow the Buddha’s teachings, I will always assist. Do you understand? I will pray to the Three Jewels for you always.” Lord Protector Dorje Shugden will definitely help us in the transformation of our minds. What we need to do is to rely, trust and surrender to our Lama, Dharma protector and to practise Dharma immediately.

    Thank You Rinpoche and Lord Protector Dorje Shugden for these precious and invaluable advice and teachings. The essence of the entire path to liberation and enlightenment is contained within this advice.

  61. Pastor Yek Yee(月谊讲法师) on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:56 am

    细读了”The Farm of your Mind” 之后,感受很深,上师和护法对众生的爱,是毫无条件的。这是仁波切博文中的其中一篇文章,它的内容很深入却贴近每位有心学佛的行者。护法形容我们的内心像田园,假如我们将美丽的种子撒在田地上,若照顾妥当, 照理不久的将来这块 田地将会长满好吃鲜甜的蔬果,因为丰盛的收割,田地将会一年比一年扩充;这好比我们的灵修的福田,当我们在中心吸收了如此多超棒的佛法开示及上师亲自给予的劝勉,那我们内在修行的那块心田应该也是每年不停地转变的,不是这样吗?这就是护法所指的:This is the farm of your mind!

    我个人对护法给予的这个开示特别有感触,因为护法所讲的每句话,似乎都是上师平日苦口婆心对我们的劝勉;聆听护法说法,等同于聆听上师在说法,根本就没有任何差别。
    当我们获得了田地,优良的种子,但我们没有好好地去耕耘,最终也没有办法生产有品质的蔬果。 这与学习佛法的道理一样,如果我们拥有美好的福德遇到了一位金刚上师,从上师处聆听了最真摰的法教却没有去反思冥想并加以实践在日常生活上,就如之前所提到的田地一样,纵然有着最卓越的品种,但没有好好地栽培,就会这样白白的浪费掉了,辜负了上师的一番心意。

    护法也提到一位金刚上师的职责就是为了教导他的弟子们,可以将本身的串习,以及贪瞋痴三毒消除去。上师所做的任何一件事情,其实都是为了让我们的心识转化,以便在灵修上获 得成就。我很记得护法说,身为弟子,必须严守戒律,戒律,尤其是弟子与上师的三眛耶戒更非得守得清净不可。我自己可以领会到的是,惟有纯淨的戒律才可以在修行上获得大成就,例如至尊宗喀巴大师和至尊阿底峡尊者就是最好的典范。

    此外,护法还提示我们做为弟子的,应该要将上师的地位视为最崇高,甚至比自己的父母亲还重要。如何让上师与弟子的关係变得更为殊胜和神圣呢?护法说,必须视与上师的关係是非常特别,和其他世俗的关係不可相提并论的,它肯定是我们生命中最、最、最为重要的一种非一般的关係。

    在”The Farm of your Mind”裡道出了一位认真的行者所具备的条件,严守戒律、上师依止心和付出努力是行者获得成就的三大主要的关键。读了这篇帖文后,让我这人的心绪变得更加正面和笃定。看似容易明白的佛理,实际上背后蕴含的意义,是整个佛教教育的现在、未来方向!大家一定要关注呢!!!

  62. Wong Suet Moi on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:55 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious teachings from our Protector Dorje Shugden. We need to apply teachings into daily life, to break our comfort zone in order to benefits others. We need to keep our relationship and samaya clean with our Guru. I will always bear in mind these key points.

  63. Frederick Law on Nov 23, 2015 at 1:47 am

    Thank you Rinpoche and the writers team for this important teaching, reading the teaching given by Dorje Shugden shows the enlighten nature and wisdom of Dorje Shugden.

    Our mind is a very complex, our happiness, sadness, joy, hatred, love jealousy all arise from our mind, but it can be a powerful tool that can help us to overcome physical and emotional suffering. Hence Dharma is the antidote for our mind, especially for us who is practicing Dharma.
    The more years we are in Dharma, our action should reflect the amount of Dharma we had receive from our Guru who has so kindly gave us the method, the practice, the teaching to help us overcome our inner and outer problem, especially our flippant mind. But if we only receive and does not put into practice, our Dharma practice become wasted resources, as year goes by the amount of Dharma we receive will goes to waste and does not bear fruit, because we never put effort into practice, to transform.

    Just like a farm, if we do not sow and plough the land and fertilize the seeds, and we let our laziness, excuses, assumption and perception take charge, weed (ego, anger, jealousy) starts to grows, and devour the land we fail to produce fruits (results).

    We should challenge and come out of our comfort zone, as it is a trap that like a quicksand drags us down deeper and deeper. We must overcome our comfort zone, as it does not benefit as we become lazy, finding excuse, hide and run away from responsibility and changes, so we must break free from it, to break free we are able to move forward with our spirituality.

    Whatever our Guru gave is purely for our benefits, Our Guru is skillful to apply teaching through different mean to help us, thus we shall keep our samaya clean, to have strong Guru devotion, because our Guru is the person who can guide us to liberation from suffering of Samsara and achieve enlightenment. Hence, we should treat our Guru different from our parents or love ones.

    Thank You Rinpoche

    Love and Care,
    Frederick Law

  64. Lucy Yap on Nov 22, 2015 at 11:28 pm

    We were very fortunate to receive this precious teachings from Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden.

    We must respect and remember the kindness of our precious Guru,H.E.The 25th Tsem Rinpoche,it is from the Guru, we will achieve all realization. Abandon the duality of good and bad as it brings it’s own set of problems.These Eight Worldly concerns keeps us pretty busy in our life.We think these things will bring us lasting and perfect happiness,but it doesn’t.
    To work harmoniously and expand the teachings of our beloved Guru with flexible and stable state of mind,unshaken by the difficulties we encounter with the blessings of our beloved Guru and Protector.
    The profound practice of Black Manjushri who is the wrathful healing form of Manjushri helps us to heal our deep negative emotions and mental sufferings.Reciting Her Mantra can protect us from black magic,curses,ill-wish and jealousy. Despite being long-time Buddhist many of us are not fantastic Dharma practitioners with substantial spiritual breakthroughs in terms of realisation of deeper wisdom and expression of greater compassion.We must not be selective but to be increasingly consistent in effort to stretch our limits, to further actualise our spiritual potential.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful message.May Kechara Forest Retreat grow for the benefit of all beings.

  65. Ee Mun on Nov 22, 2015 at 10:34 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche and everyone who is involved in coming out with this important teaching from the Dharmapala Dorje Shugden to the Kechara Forest Retreat Team.

    This teaching is not only very apt for me but also clear a few doubts that have been perplexing me for a while.

    The following are the key takeaways that I found to be very important:

    1. Result/actual mind transformation matters. It is futile to keep on learning and receiving Dharma teachings from the Guru if there is no actual positive transformation and results in our mind transformation. Hence we need to be very honest with ourselves and constantly “check in” with ourselves: Am I improving for the better? The teaching says: “This is the farm of your mind. This is the acreage of your development. And the teachings are like seeds. You should not take the seeds and throw it away on someone else’s land and you getting no benefits.”

    2. During the time of unstable mind, be mindful, catch it and don’t reinforce it. It is entirely up to us to stop whatever negativity that arises from our own mind if we really do not want to suffer or make people around us to be adversely affected due to our own negative and unstable mind. As per the teaching: “When your mind goes up and down, catch it immediately. Do not let it go further. At no point in your life has your mind brought you long-term and ultimate benefits. Everything that has been brought by your mind ended up in sorrow, disappointment, coldness, fear, anger, distance and, most important, the biggest obstacles – comfort zones.” This also reminds me of a book that I read many years ago in response to someone whose mind is very unstable and negative. A wise friend advised her: “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That’s the only thing you should be trying to control.”
    3. Never forget the immeasurable kindness of the Guru and the preciousness of having our Guru in this current life who tirelessly and continuously imparts valuable Dharma teachings. Develop and maintain a consistent and positive Guru-disciple relationship. As per the teaching: “If you develop a consistent, positive relationship with your Guru, then the positive, consistent mind will develop in your consciousness.”

    4. Never take for granted whatever said and imparted in any manner whatsoever by the Guru: “Listen and focus and concentrate, and contemplate what comes out of your Guru’s mouth the most. Definitely it will be about mind transformation, about patience and tolerance, about bringing yourself to another level and dealing with others different than the way you dealt with them before. Why? If you listen to all these teachings from your Guru and you apply immediately – not tomorrow, not the next day, not when you’re in the mood, not when you’re rested, not when you’re feeling better – if you apply immediately, then your acreage will grow and your produce will be bountiful.”

    5. To keep the relationship, samaya with our Guru clean by cultivating a sincere heart, an open heart and appreciation. Show great deference to the Guru, put the Guru in a special place in our heart for the relationship with the Guru is extra-normal, paranormal, extra-worldly, extra-terrestrial. New and unfamiliar initially as this sacred relationship to me who embarked on the Dharma path not too long ago in this current life, without me knowing when, where and how my “Guru” has that unexplainable exceptional position, this explanation by the Dharmapala Dorje Shugden makes much sense. I believe it is the impact of the teachings by Rinpoche that lead me to some realizations of the root of my unhappiness, how I am the creator of whatever circumstances I encountered and a shift of my mind and perspective is the antidote. There is also a sense of “indebtedness” towards Rinpoche and wondering what if I never “met” Rinpoche, without such realisations, I will plunge deeper in my ignorance and delusion.

    6. Reason for mind fluctuating is due to the broken promises we’ve made in our previous lives, especially in relations to serious vows. But there is hope, the remedy is be consistent in our practice : engage in purifying retreats , continue Dharma work and most important, a good mind, constantly striving to break the comfort zones in order to be of benefit to others through our work. This is an important revelation to me for I now know for the reason for my constantly fluctuating mind but there are antidotes to it.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche.

    With deepest gratitude and folded hands,
    Ee Mun

  66. May on Nov 22, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    Any advice given by the Buddhist protector, Dorje Shugden is precious. Reminding us our lama is here with us, we need to farm our minds to push our potentials further to benefit ourselves, our lama and the lineage. We need to overcome our laziness, anger, jealousy, desire and focus on improving the quality of our mind to help others. A garden/farm is a natural resource, just like how the mind is of the same nature of all beings. A garden needs lots of hard work to keep it producing good fruits from the labor.

  67. Pastor Chia on Nov 22, 2015 at 7:51 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche sharing this message in the blog advised given by Dorje Shugden to Kechara Forest Retreat team. Is fortunate received such power advise yet profound teaching how we consistently keep close samaya and have guru devotion toward our lama. Building Kechara Forest Retreat create cause to benefit many people to healing their body and mind. People are creating this cause by building it experiencing many challenge and obstacle from our delusion mind. One we consistently keep our samaya close to guru and follow the advice by protector. We can overcome all the fear, depression, anger and laziness.

    Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always advice people do more retreat at Kechara Forest Retreat. Retreat will be a good remedy to purify our negative karma created from our body, speech and mind. By follow advise by rinpoche and protector has given from the pass, personally i can see myself overcome my delusion mind and my laziness step out from comfort zone. It eventually help my mind more focus and determine.

    I pray for more people come to Kechara Forest Retreat do more retreat, support Kechara Forest Retreat team building this palace, help creating good cause to benefit many people at the future.
    With folder hand
    Pastor Chia

  68. Uncle Eddie on Nov 22, 2015 at 6:03 pm

    Karmically, we should be thankful and consider ourself so fortunate that we can receive such invaluable advice from our powerful Dharma protector, Dorje Shugden! He is an enlightened Buddha and a supreme qualified teacher. As said in this invaluable perfect dharma advice, we should not confine this advice to kecharians only, but should be shared amongst anyone or everyone generously, who wishes to advance in the maintaining of a supreme guru-disciple relationship with their beloved teacher. As said, for those of us who are serving full-time at Kechara should consider to come out fulltime from our comfort zone as mentioned in the advice, because you have to tolerate not to have such comfort zone to become negative, expect people to reach out to us, nuture and take care of us at 30, 40, 50; This must stop. Act our age, behave and develope well. We must acquire more knowledge to be able to release the sufferings of others in our practice. Do our retreats, especially black Manjushri as a group to have more powerful eefects. Do not wait for our Lama to contact us. More importantly, keep our samaya with our guru clean and extraordinary. Have good intimate relationship, trust, spiritual belief and reliability with our guru and be harmonious. Show a good degree of enthusiasm and trust by effectively carrying out whatever tasks or instructions given us by our guru. Let us therefore make a deephearted effort in following through effectively this precious advice at all cost to benefit others. Thank you Rinpoche, for the sharing of this important valuable teachings from our Dharma protector. Om Benza Wikibitana Soha.

  69. Lum Kok Luen on Nov 22, 2015 at 4:22 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for this wonderful teaching from Dorje Shugden. This teaching is so precious that with our deluded minds we have ignored for so long.

    Personally, for me it is so much to do with breaking out from my comfort zone, be brave, be sincere, be ethical and be determined.

    Everything arises from our minds. Therefore, Kechara Forest Retreat is the place for us to heal our minds and therefore to bring others too in order for them to heal their minds. The ultimate objective is to let them come to Dharma and to grow their farm thereon.

    Thank you Dorje Shugden
    _/\_
    Lum Kok Luen

  70. Pammie Yap on Nov 22, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    How fortunate are to have this wonderful teaching! Reading what our precious protector advise here and what our precious Guru always advise us, it is always consistent and on the dot, the perfect Dharma!
    Transform your mind, be a better person to everyone around us, show results from our practice, be alert in our actions, grow and expand our farm the be exact.

    It is true, prior to our Guru and Dharma, I have never experience positive actions more than now only sadness, depression, selfishness and more negative actions. Through the years, I have found more positive actions because of our Guru, protector and Dharma only taught me to be better.

    ‘Remedy: your consistent practice. Your retreats that purify. Your continued Dharma work and most important, a good mind, constantly striving to break the comfort zones in order to be of benefit to others through your work.’
    The best advise ever for me as nothing is more important in this life and for me to create the same qualities in all future lives!

    Thank you Rinpoche for all that I have received from Rinpoche. Only the best!

  71. nicholas on Nov 22, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    It was a great blessing and fortunate that we have the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden to give the Kechara Forest Retreat team a dharma talk and advices.

    What that stood out from the teaching :

    1) after so long we have learn the dharma we should improve ourself as time goes. We should catch our up and down mind as it’s coming from the state of mind that will only bring more delusions to ourself. Deeper realisation we should focus from happiness and sadness we experience and nit just the feeling at the moment.

    2) We should not treat our Guru the same as any of ordinary relationship as our Guru is the one that make us realise how we can improve our life and guide us with method to bring real benefit for us and people around us. We should reflect ourself before and after we meet our Guru. We should check out ourselves what are the different or improvemebt we have done before and after Guru. We should regards our Guru with greatest respect and so other people will give the same respect to the dharma holder that only want to bring the greatest benefit to the people.

    3) Compassionate advice by protector to do retreat and be harmony. We are fighting with our karma and also people that will be benefited from KFR. We should take up their karma as the reason for KFR is to benefit people and Protector is compassionate to advice method for us to purify.

    4) There are reasons why we able to meet our Guru this life and there is no coincident. We still have a merits despite our negative karma and we should take good opportunity now to do more and go all the way with what our Guru advice so we can amend and create the cause for us to meet our Lama again in future with perfect condition to learn and continue to practice dharma.

    Thank you again Rinpoche for creating all this opportunity for us.

  72. Mingwen on Nov 22, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this precious Dharma teaching directly from our Powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden.

    The biggest and heaviest obstacle in us to receive Dharma teachings, to keep clean Guru and diciple relationship, to practice good practices, to deliver Dharma to more sentient being, to act and benefit all sentient being, is attachments.

    Everyone one of us are born to be in attached to different objects or subjects, family, friend, love, money and live. We are all injected by the norm of how to live to be a successful individual. To study, work, to develop a family and have a good life. This is all negative KARMA, it ll only lead us into the cycle of suffer because we have not receive any Dharma teachings and practice it to benefit ourselves and also other sentient beings. Hence, we should all be strong and stable to learn and control our mind and body, rather than ultimately control by the urges, attachments, then, being dragged into the cycle of suffer, again and again.

    I truly believe, when the day we are able to unattach to what we have used to, gradually we will be free from suffers and ultimately.. Enlightened just like Buddhas.

    Thank you. _/|\_

  73. Mingwen on Nov 22, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this precious Dharma teaching directly from our Powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden.

    The biggest and heaviest obstacle in us to receive Dharma teachings, to practice good practices,

  74. Pastor Henry Ooi on Nov 22, 2015 at 10:53 am

    We, at Kechara, are indeed very fortunate that our Great World Peace Protector, Dorje Shugden, speaks with love and compassion. It is very timely as we are embarking on the expansion of Kechara Forest Retreat in Chamang, Bentong. With expansion comes construction, with construction comes more contractors and their workers. Dorje Shugden foresees there will be some obstacles having to deal with our own mind and of others before, during and after construction.

    The whole teaching is dharma, nothing about sowing seeds to harm others, no schismatic talk nor negative advice against others, no ill means to make others suffer, no politics. It is dharma, dharma, dharma. For He is none other than the Lord of Wisdom, Manjushri.

  75. Cynthia Ng on Nov 22, 2015 at 1:05 am

    非常感谢上师分享多杰雄登护法如此高深奥妙的文章,佛法是无私无刻的都要在修持。

    1) 我在这篇文章里学习到上师不间断的赐予我们的佛法开示与教诲就犹如上师在我们的果园里赋予大量的种子将它埋下,而随着时间与岁月的增长,农场的种植面积会增加以及生产美丽的蔬菜,水果和食用品,它不应该是在经过上师多年以行动,用文字,以身作则的教导,善良的行为教导后,我们的农田产生的越来越少的。,这是多么的贴切。我们自己就像是一个修行的农夫可以把我们所学到佛法知识扩张在每亩地里,因为所有的方法,程序和教诲都可以无私无刻的在运用与实践。我们要持续一致性的善用,只要努力的付出必然会得正果。

    2) 当我们的思维漂浮不定时,我们就应该要立刻抓住它,不要让它走远。不要让这些漂浮不定的思维主宰我们在长期生奥达到活中没有为我们带来任何好处,我们应该要达到最终带给我们的善利益。不要让我们的思维终结在悲伤,失望,冷漠,恐惧,愤怒,距离感,最重要的是脱离我们的大障碍 – 舒适圈。

    3) 快乐与悲伤都源自于相同的心灵,所以不应该对称赞与责骂感到开心或伤心。那是延绵不绝的一个循环,没有终结的时候。不要执着与伤心,最终的伤心是下三道,而中并不是我们现在所面对的,在这轮回里也没有幸福可言。不要让这一些我们现在所经历的拖延我们,不要让它苟延残喘。我们和上师的关系是非常神圣的,因为这个神圣的成就可以从我们的心态由一个自私,以自我为中心的人,转变成一个为别人着想而重新再出发,这样可以让我们更强化我们积极的态度,而这一些积极的态度,来自上师。重点不是他人遇到我们的上师,重点是他人通过任何上师遇到佛法。

    4) 黑文殊闭关对克切拉禅修林有很大的帮助,因为土地的地方神灵就像我们人类,他们可以通过我们的工作会受到干扰。当祂们受到该方式攻击时祂们就会通过创建’不和谐’在我们之间来分裂我们,让我们离开/退出,跟着我们的工作被拖延。因此,在KFR做黑文殊闭关是非常重要的。大家彼此要很和谐与融洽的相处,爱和照顾对方就犹如有血缘的家人一样。

    5) 只有通过以良好的心态继续佛法工作,不断努力突破自己的舒适圈,我们才能通过我们的工作有利于其他人,所有的结果都来自于我们付出的努力

    6) 要和上师保持我们的清净的三昧耶关系,用我们真诚的心,开放的心和感恩上师更应该应该感谢上师,我们总是要对上师表现出极大的尊重,因为我们要传达消息给我们自己要尊重上师,同时也将此消息传达给其他人,让他们知道我们是多么幸运的从上师中接受佛法教诲。

  76. freon on Nov 21, 2015 at 10:33 pm

    THE Farm of your Mind

    Dear Rinpoche

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for published this important advise from Dorje Shugden

    This is a very important article that enables me to check my spiritual progresses and also the motivation in dharma. How many peoples and result I have since I enter Kechara.

    It is very true that feeling of happy and sad arise from the same mind. Thus, I should not feel over happy when people praise me and sad when get scold. If fact, I should find out the root cause when I get scolded, learn and not repeat the mistake to make people around me who care for me to be worry. And, when I get praise and feel happy, I should checked what have I done to get this result, then use this result as formula to expand to other of my dharma work. Like the farm that Dorje Shugden’s advise, increase the farm and be bountiful . This is really a beautiful advise from Dorje Shugden.

    Beside, it is also a very important advise from Dorje Shugden to get me understand deeper on the important of Samaya. I am glad to serve under Rinpoche for this life . A question I have always been asking was, why cant my mind be consistent and peace. It this article, I have found my answer. This is because at previous life I have not kept my vows well. Knowing this cause, it pushes me to repair the broken samaya. It pushes me not to break the promise I have made this life.

    Rinpoche is so kind, so compassion. Even though Rinpoche can see that the student have break the promise on previous life and hurt the Rinpoche badly. But, Rinpoche still keeps the student close to him. This action reminds me of a story of Buddha, that in one of Buddha’s previous life HE was a snake, and, a group of kids bit the snake. Buddha at that time, not only do not rise any hatred, but pray that through this karma, may the kids connect with him and able to learn dharma. The mind of compassion and wanting to benefits people in any mean have got me think deeply , and be brave to be beneficial.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the this article.
    And , also to the team who get the advise published.

    With folded hand,
    Freon

  77. Cecilia Goh on Nov 21, 2015 at 4:39 pm

    Thank you for the profound advice shared in the post.

    1.As years passed by our Dharma knowledge should expand and grow.The seeds we planted in our mind should be shared, applied and produce result not to be kept.

    2. Do not let our mind sway away as it does not benefit us. Our biggest
    obstacles is our comfort zone which will bring us to negative thoughts and this demotivate us

    3. Happiness and sadness is only in our state of mind. Do not be attached to it as this are delusion and are impermanent

    4. Practice guru devotion , have a clean samaya with our guru sincerely and wholeheartely. Our relationship with our guru is sacred. Our guru constant teachings, advices , guidance , compassion and unconditional caring implant a postive mind which lead us to mind transformation and our ultimate goal.

    5.Be harmonious with each other. Disharmony in a workplace will create
    unhappiness, seperation and work is not effective. Take care of each other like a blood family

    6. Kechara Forest Land – local deities and spirits are like us. As the work progresses the local deities get disturbed and this create unhappiness and disharmony within the group. Hence it is very important to do continuously retreats. Manjushri retreats is highly recommended as it will staved off all negative depreciation, curses and gossip.
    We must create the cause to contact the lama for more teachings.

    7. A constant practice, take responsibility and continue dharma work with good mind and integrity to benefit others through our work.

  78. Adeline Tan on Nov 21, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    Thanks to Lord Dorje Shudgen for this profound teaching on the mind and all the precious advises.
    We all need to come out of our comfort zone, make effort, push ourselves to work hard to bring dharma to others. The most important thing i learned from this article is to keep our samaya clean with our guru listen and follow instructions and go all the way is the key to improve our spiritual growth. Just like a farmer who needs to take care of his farmland such as weeding, fertilisation, watering, protect from insects and birds consistantly then at the end of the day the harvest will be bountiful.
    Same goes to our Kechara Forest Retreats Land, everyone must put in effort to build and make it grows to become a world class dharma instituition to spread dharma far and wide to benefit people all over the world.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching.

  79. Joy on Nov 21, 2015 at 3:17 am

    This is such an amazing precious teachings that can only be given by an enlightened being. How kind and compassionate of our Dharmapala Dorje Shugden to be giving us such intimate precious advices. We’re so extremely fortunate to have this close connection due to our kind Lama. The advices and points that stood out are…

    1) Our relationship with our Guru is the most sacred hence we should always treat it with utmost respect, appreciation and care. We should never treat it like any other ordinary relationship we have/had in samsara. Hence it is most IMPORATNT – keep your relationship, samaya with your Guru clean.

    2) The relationship with our Guru doesn’t just benefit this life but even future lives and especially our mind. If we apply all that our Guru has taught us immediately, then we will definitely see transformation within ourselves.

    3) We should never waste our Guru’s effort in teaching and advising us for years. If all of our Guru’s advices and teachings were applied then we will spiritually grow and bare good results. The results would be obvious as we would be able to do more and our transformation would be seen and felt because the formula and methods given by our Guru can be applied in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th etc instructions. When Dharma is sincerely applied, there will definitely be improvements in us.

    4) We should beware and always catch our monkey mind that goes up and down and deceives because everything it has brought us is just more pain, disappointment, suffering and sorrow. It has brought us no benefit, hence why do we need to keep holding on to it? Hence we need to catch our mind and apply the antidote which is the Dharma that our Guru has kindly taught us.

    5) Happiness and sadness arises from the same mind. They are both ends of extreme that we should not be attached to neither. We should practice the Dharma without the eight worldly concerns as much as we can and apply the eight verses of thought transformation to nurture our mind spiritually and positively otherwise we can easily spiral down and degenerate. So many have degenerated… no matter how senior, scholarly or even close to the Guru we may be, when we do Dharma with the 8 worldly concerns and we don’t catch our mind, don’t apply the teachings, it is so easy for us degenerate.

    6) Anything that comes from our Guru even a scolding is precious and is to benefit it; to WAKE us up from our delusions and illusions before it’s too late and we self-destruct. The fact that the Guru cares enough to even scold us, is considered a great blessing. Hence how we act towards our Guru should always be with great respect and devotion that will help us cultivate a positive mind that will develop further.

    7) We should practice Guru Devotion well, as it helps remind us to have humility and be respectful towards our Guru. It also sends a message to others how they are so fortunate to have met with a Guru and how they should treat the Guru and this can lead them to find out more about Dharma. Hence our behaviour and actions can bring someone to the Dharma.

    8) The local deities of the land are just like we humans and they can get disturbed by our works. The way the attack is by creating ‘disharmony’ amongst us to split us and so we leave/quit and then the work gets stalled. So it is important for those staying in KFR to do Black Manjushri retreats as a group. But most IMPORATANT is that everyone is harmonious with each other, love and care for each other like blood family. Show our care by being active around KFR and contribute to its upkeep.

    9) Our mind fluctuates is due to many broken promises from previous lives. The remedy is be consistent in our practice, do purification retreats, continue with our Dharma work. Most importantly to have a good mind, a good motivation and strive to break our comfort zones so that we can be of benefit to others through our work.

  80. Jill Yam on Nov 21, 2015 at 12:59 am

    I like a particular key message in the teaching, which is growth. After planting the seeds of Dharma, and if we practice it right, I think it’s a self fulfilling growth. As mentioned in the teaching “whatever you learn on the first acre can be applied on the second, third and fourth”.

    So I guess for Dharma to grow within ourselves, the foundation seed has to be nurtured properly, which the teaching focused on guru devotion.

    This is a very good teaching to meditate on, thank you Rinpoche.

  81. Serena on Nov 21, 2015 at 12:49 am

    Having expectation –> Build negative mind –> Creates emotion fluctuation and react towards the things that upset us.

    It is true that we always get upset when things or people not as what we expected. Then our negative mind start growing big and we will continuous react to it without thinking much. If we react to it, are we able to change things or people? No, we are unable to.

    The beauty of dharma is to allow us understand the impermanence of everything around us. Why wasting time to wondering in negative world? While we still alive, we can make a choice to be happy and bring happiness to people around us. Consistent positive action and benefiting others is required for mind transformation. Make it as habit and part of our life.

    «The Farm of Your Mind» remind me again the importance of consistency positive action. No doubt I am still trying. But nothing is impossible as long as I got faith in myself and our Guru. JIA You.

    Thanks Rinpoche with folded hands

  82. Paul Yap on Nov 20, 2015 at 11:33 pm

    The teaching from Dharmapala Dorje Shugden has clearly shown us the method and direction to improve and expand our mind in dharma. Only a higher level realized being, that has attainment, just like Buddha Shakyamuni, will gives advice like this.

    i have learned that,

    1. Improves our mind every year, whatever we leaned should be accumulated and applies through out the years

    2. Happy and sad raises from the same mind. Do not be attached to being happy which is false, and Do not be attached to sadness because the ultimate sadness is the three lower realms.

    3. Never let negative emotions and thinking and behaviours drag us down

    4. the relationship with our Guru is sacred, he teaches us to transform our mind, must keep our relationship, samaya with our Guru clean.

    5. Be harmonious, loving and respectful with each other.

    6. Have a good mind, constantly striving to break the comfort zones in order to be of benefit to others through our work

    Thank you

  83. yenpin on Nov 20, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    谢谢仁波切的分享护法的开示。

    要跟上师保持良好的三味耶联系,就要遵从上师的指示。

    要有和平与爱心对待身边的朋友或是众生。

    我们心的就像是一遍果园,每天都用要播种子,施肥,浇水发心去耕种常年类月心的果园就会越来越大。

    走出舒服地带,把佛法应用在生活上,改变心识和态度,把好的品质带出来,让我们成为更好的人,弘扬佛法利益更多众生。

  84. Kent Kok on Nov 20, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切上师,和护法佛的开示,看了,听了,是一个非常好修行学习佛法的方向,尊贵的仁波切上师创办,克切拉佛教中心,各自部门,都不能少一个,给我感受到,这就是与大众结缘来学习佛法的各自部门,这是帮助我们日常生活需要的,也让我们有机会修行佛法,修行今生,和来世,脱离苦难,尊贵的詹杜固仁波切上师,的用心良苦,关心,爱护,和保佑,身为弟子的要好好的珍惜,我本人会一佰巴仙相信听从,尊贵的詹杜固仁波上师,和护法佛,弟子衷心的感恩,尊贵的詹杜固仁波切上师,的教悔。

  85. BK on Nov 20, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Those we were in the presence of the Protector are indeed fortunate to receive this precious advice directly from his enlightened mind, and to receive purification of our obstacles and blessings to grow further.

    The analogy of transforming the mind and tending to a farm is direct and so easy to understand. Yes we must weed out anger, jealousy and non-virtuous thoughts and cultivate the seeds of wisdom, compassion and of course, the relationship with the Guru as being the most important factor for our farm to success and thrive.

    The guru sows the seeds, he ploughs our mind, he fertilizes the saplings of transformation. Yet it is us who reaps the benefits of the abundant crop.

    So keep weeding, sowing, planting, fertilizing. I know I will. Thank you Rinpoche.

  86. Li Kheng on Nov 20, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Thank you for this post and precious message from our Protector. The advise given is so profound and can be applied to create most beneficial results in everything that we want to do. Like the saying, we reap the seeds we sow, it is only logical that if we plant the seeds of virtue, dharma, goodness, hard work etc. we will ultimately enjoy the fruits of such labor.

    I also feel to lucky to be “forewarned” about things to come and also receive the antidote. In life, so often things just happen to us (both the good and the bad) and we get completely consumed by these events in ways that we create negative karma. However, when we are given clear explanation and advise, we are able to notice when events/phenomena occur and respond with more neutrality and exhaust the karma while collect merits. How effective! 🙂

    It was also super lucky for us to actually receive personal advise from the divine and our Guru on specific practices to engage in to overcome our particular afflictions.

    I watched a video by Rinpoche (More empty words… https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HpeLed_zyM8 ) where Rinpoche shares about how his Gurus are so precious: because they show him attainments, enlightenment, compassion, wisdom are all possible. Why? because they are living examples of it. We often talk about Guru Devotion and there are bombastic reasons of why the Guru is precious. However, practically and for daily reminders and inspirations, our Guru reveal to us every moment that transforming Dharma teachings into action is very possible by their own actions of body, speech and mind.

    It was an honor to receive this teaching on “farming” from Rinpoche who made dharma relatable and accessible to us!

  87. Katherine Ng on Nov 20, 2015 at 11:18 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享,谢谢护法的开示。在这文章里我从中学习到了:
    1.我们要和上师有良好的三味耶联系,遵从上师的指示。
    2.我们的心房就如是一个果园,要每天用好的种子/发心去耕种常年类月果园是越来越大。
    3.黑文殊禅修和念其心咒有效対治负能量的干扰,语言和想法。
    4.改变心识的态度,把佛法利益更多的人。

  88. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 20, 2015 at 4:55 am

    This post to me was very moving because:

    1) since he was speaking to the construction and green team of Kechara Forest Retreat, Dorje Shugden’s analogy of the farm being our mind was relevant, simple and so easy to understand. It very much reflects the skilful means of enlightened beings who present the Dharma to the listener in the way that

    2) Dorje Shugden is consistent. Throughout all the times I have been fortunate enough to receive teachings from him, he always says that the key to solving our problems is to transform our mind. He never tells us to rely on magic, never gives us the easy way out and gives us (for example) the numbers to win the lottery. He never says he is the ultimate and only protector, but instead teaches us about the real protection which is understanding and refuge in the teachings on karma.

    3) so in this, I see that he cares for us beyond the ordinary fleeting happiness that samsaric gains will result in. What he really wants for us is ultimate happiness and for us to end our suffering permanently.

    4) the lama and the Protector work hand in hand to assist the student on the spiritual path, and both he and the lama are without ego. They don’t care about accumulating the most number of students, that is not what is important to them. What is important is that the student meets the authentic Dharma. And although he himself is an enlightened being, still he prays to the Three Jewels for us where in his true nature as Manjushri, he already is one of the Three Jewels.

    5) Dorje Shugden doesn’t just care for beings seen but ALL sentient beings, including beings unseen. If he didn’t care about them, he would just advise us to vanquish and destroy those who create obstacles in our works. However, he advises us how we can placate them AND accomplish our goals.

    In this, I find that his care is all-encompassing and farsighted in that he prevents us from creating more negative karma by teaching us how to work with unseen beings instead of creating more negative karma by destroying them (which would be the easier way out).

    The more I listen to Dorje Shugden’s teachings, the more my love for him grows. Although he appears in the guise of a worldly Dharma Protector, clearly his teachings and wisdom show he is far beyond that…and through the kindness of our lama, we have been able to connect with such a great being over and over again _/|\_

  89. Pastor Shin on Nov 20, 2015 at 3:00 am

    Many have said bad things about Dorje Shugden, but if they read the content of this article, they would realise that Dorje Shugden is indeed a real Dharmapala who constantly advise everyone to practice Dharma and asked nothing for himself.

    The very apt analogy of a spiritual farmer and how one’s acreage should expand clearly illustrate how a student should develop his/ her mind with effort, ethics, application of Dharma and consistency. This is a good reminder for all of us.

    Dharmapala’s wisdom is apparent in the way how one-line can summarise so much, this shows clearly his penetrative insight into the reality- “At no point in your life has your mind brought you any benefits, if you think about it carefully”. Our negative mind and quality did not serve us prior to Dharma, and will not serve us during Dharma.

    Dharmapala also highlighted why our relationship with our Guru is sacred, because it is this relationship that can bring about the transformation of our mind from that of a selfish, self-centric person to that of a person who thinks of others and focuses out.

    As always, the compassionate protector Dorje Shugden has given remedies for our issues and problems: consistent practice, retreats that purify, Dharma work and a good mind that strives to benefit others that has no comfort zones.

    Thank you Admin for sharing this profound teachings from Dharmapala Dorje Shugden. I believe this article will bless many.

  90. Pastor Adeline on Nov 20, 2015 at 2:13 am

    These precious teachings from Dorje Shugden are sacred and clearly dharmic. No devil will ask us to practise the buddha dharma and be of benefits of others. Some of the points I have learned as follows:

    1. When we apply the teachings of our Guru, putting dharma into actions, logically we will produce positive results and see the positive transformation of our mind.

    2. Eight Worldly Dharmas bring us no where but continue to suffer. These eight practices led us to the wrong path, causing our mind to become unstable, bear no results from our practise.

    3. When we show respect to our Guru from our heart sincerely, we will be the cause for others to meet dharma through any Guru they have karmic relation with.

    4. Black Manjushri will have many powerful effects. It will stave off the curses that people send to us, including negative words, curses, negative gossip and talk, ill-wishes and jealousies etc.

    5. Consistent practice is the remedy for our broken vows, through retreats we purify. Only through continued dharma work with a good mind, constantly striving to break our comfort zones will we be of benefit to others through our work. All results come from us making all necessary efforts.

  91. June Kang on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:38 am

    After reading the whole article, looks so familiar to me, then I realised that my Guru H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche had taught the same thing many times and many years, the question is how much I have transformed? Honestly my transformation is not fast.

    If I understand correctly that is very wonderful that we learn Dharma(the seed) and we put into practice, the seed will grow fast and become big and benefit ownself and others, this is very wonderful, however it also tell me that if I planted “bad (negative)seed, it grow fast also, and become habit and we become comfortable on it ,that is very dangerous if this is “bad” seed.

    It is true that I have done more positive things after met my Guru such like less complaint, much more easy on acceptance of others, more patience and tolerance. The great improvement is doing things I don’t like and do it happily because I know that all this things is actually will bring benefit to others. Therefore it is confirmed that only our Guru will taught us mind training and transformation. I say so is aslo because for the last 20 over years , I know I need to change as mentioned above but I can’t see much change and not making effort to change but I had a bigger change within this 5 years, that is after I met my Guru, H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche.

    “Home is in the mind”, this is a very powerful statement, it tells me that our current situation is created by our mind and nothing to do with our environment and others. This also telling me if I can create sadness, I also can create happiness, if I can create bad things, I also can create good things to benefit others.

    Lastly we are extremely fortunate to have our Guru and Protector to guide us therefore we shall never give up our spiritual practice.

  92. Han on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:08 am

    This post filled of wisdom words & great advises!
    What I learned from this post are:

    How fortunate and lucky to have a precious Guru, Guru is a treasury of dharma, our relationship with Guru is sacred, we must truly treasure this rare Guru-Disciple relationship wholeheartedly. Greatest reminder, “If you develop a consistent, positive relationship with your Guru, then the positive, consistent mind will develop in your consciousness”

    To expand and grow the farm of my mind, be a true spiritual farmer. The Dharma teachings that I received from my guru throughout the years, its time to repay kindness by applying and instill dharma within myself as well as spreading the dharma to others.

    Comfort zone is our biggest obstacles, we should switch away from this type of comfort zone mode and do not let this obstacles ruin or slow down the productions of our mind’s farm. Be aware of not to become comfortable with being negative.

    I like to contemplate on the point of “Do not be attached to being happy which is false. There is no happiness here in samsara. Do not be attached to sadness because the ultimate sadness is the three lower realms”

    The relationship with Guru is sacred. Why is it sacred? Because the most sacred achievement we can have is the transformation of our mind from that of a selfish, self-centric person to that of a person who thinks of others and focuses out.

    Definitely will keep protector’s words in heart that we should be harmonious with each other. Be loving with each other, be respectful of each other. Be more and more in Kechara Forest Retreat.

    Further more, compassionate Protector keeps reminding us the preciousness of our Guru, we should
    “Listen and focus and concentrate, and contemplate what comes out of our Guru’s mouth the most. Definitely it will be about mind transformation”

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching and great advises from Protector. I love it and will read this again and again .

  93. peebeechong on Nov 20, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Dear Rinpoche, Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.
    Please find below the points that I have learnt from the advise of our lord protector:

    1. We should put effort in our dharma practice bestowed by our guru, applying it consistently year by year to increase our dharma knowledge and advance in our practise without being reminded over and over again by our Guru.

    2. If our mind goes up and down. Grab it to prevent it go further away. The reason for the mind to fluctuate is the broken promises we’ve made in our previous lives. Do retreat and do dharma work consistency to purify it

    3. Have good mind, constantly striving to break the comfort zones in order to be of benefit to others through our work.

    4. Do not attached to happiness or affected by sadness because they are delusions of our mind. Happy and sad arise from the same state of mind

    5. Guru teaches dharma. As we do more positive activities, it reinforces the positive mind. The positive activities come from our Guru.

    6. Keep our relationship, samaya with our Guru clean with a sincere heart, open heart and appreciation. we should appreciate Guru and always show great deference as we send message to ourself to be respectful and also send a message to another person of how fortunate they would be to receive teachings from a Guru. The key point is not they meet your Guru; the key point is that they meet the Dharma through any Guru.

    Thank you Rinpoche
    Pee Bee Chong

  94. yoke chim yap on Nov 19, 2015 at 10:11 pm

    不論是克切拉禅修林或中心还有其他部門,正如护法所说,上师已撒下了爱及佛法种子。有待我们自己去耕耘,是否有所收獲,就看个人发心及努力。我们后期进入这个大家庭的,前人已铺好了路,各项設備都有,资源不缺。如果我们不好好珍惜善用,勤於耕耘自个兒的心田,誏它長出好秧苗,真是枉费了上师的一番苦心。如能听從上师的指示与保持清淨的三昧耶,不但能在灵修路上更顺逐和增長,也可帮我们去除累世的業障。身为克切拉人。我常提醒自己在外要慎言慎行,以免影响了外人對中心及上师的看法。
    有幸遇見上师,改变了我整个人生观,要不,我还困在舒適的圈子裏直到終老和等待死神的到来。对佛法知其然而不知其所以然。唯一能帮到自己,除了一个真正的上师指引,还得靠自己去身体力行,實踐上师的教誨,可利益自己也可利益他人。感恩上师的慈悲喜捨与加持,我会把克切拉当成自己唯一的歸宿,人在那,心在那,家在那。

  95. Chris Chong on Nov 19, 2015 at 6:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this blog post. I found what Dorje Shugden shared in this post profound and straight to my heart.

    These are the lessons that I have learnt from this post.

    1. Training and cultivating the mind is extremely important. when we learn dharma, we should put it into practice so that we can have the results of mind transformation. By just learning the dharma and not practicing it, it will be wasting our time and it will bear no fruit as it will be like planting a seed without watering it or exposing it to the sunlight.

    2. We must challenge ourselves to come out from our comfort zone everyday. We are used to stay in our comfort zone and hence repeating the same mistake over and over again. Due to our fear, we let our negativities such as laziness and fear take control of our actions and prevent us from moving forward spiritually.

    3. Do not attached to happiness and sadness because they arises from the same mind which is the deluded mind. It makes a lot of sense because samsara is all about suffering, it will not be wise for us to expect to find eternal happiness in samsara

    4.The Guru is different from all of the people you had encountered in your life. He is the one that can teach us how to train our mind, how to be compassion, and etc. We should have the highest respect and love for our guru.

    5. If we practice Buddha’s teaching and have a clean and strong samaya with our Guru, Dorje Shugden will assist us in our spiritual practice and hold our hand all the way. Guru

    This teaching is very deep and profound. I sincerely and humbly thank Rinpoche for sharing with us.

  96. Abby Foo on Nov 19, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    This teachings by Dorje Shugden blows my mind and this is PURE DHARMA and nothing else. I don’t care what people want to say about Dorje Shugden, they just speak out of their delusion mind. Sit down and read what Dorje Shugden had said…

    Thank you Dorje Shugden for being patience to explain and remind us of what our Lama have been teaching for so many years. From what the Lama and Protector have teached, I see no difference in them. We Kecharians are extremely fortunate to have the Lama and Protector to be with us and guiding us. We shall never give up our Lama and Protector regardless of what.

  97. Shelly tai on Nov 19, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing a very valuable advice from protector, we will continue to support the building of KFR.

  98. Valentina Suhendra on Nov 19, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for the precious advises in this article. The followings are 5 things that I learned from the article:
    • When your Guru gives you teaching to handle a certain situation. When you encountered similar situations in the future, you should be able to handle the situations yourself by remembering your Guru’s advice.
    • When your mind goes up and down. It is because your have broken your vows in previous lives. But because you have held your vows for a certain period of time, you can meet Dharma again. So when your mind goes up and down, catch and control it immediately
    • The spirits in KFR land have been subdued so that’s why there is no serious sickness or accidents. However, if disharmony occurred within the land, the spirits will be disturbed again
    • The KFR team should continue to build on the land and request permission from our Guru prior to building. We have request again and again to create the proper causes
    • Do not be attached to happiness because there is no real happiness in samsara. Do not be attached to sadness because the ultimate sadness is the lower realms. Everything that the guru taught us serves to lessen our delusion.
    Valentina

  99. Toh Cheng See on Nov 19, 2015 at 3:39 pm

    Dear Rinpoche ,
    Thank you and I will constantly remind myself to maintain this farm in my mind and not let weeds grew on it else my mind will turn into a jungle.

  100. Toh Cheng See on Nov 19, 2015 at 2:56 pm

    Dear Rinpoche Thank you for your advice.
    With respect and folded hands.

  101. Datuk May on Nov 19, 2015 at 2:44 pm

    The most complex teaching of the mind is so well amplified in this advice by the Great Protector, Dorje Shugden.

    Everyone has seen a garden and to illustrate our mind to a garden is simplicity with the highest wisdom for us poor ignoramus to comprehend.

    The explanation of the special relationship between the Guru and Student is so clear to understand and once understood, it is my believe that Guru Devotion benefits not our Guru but ourselves.

    Thank you for this teaching.

  102. Guat Hee on Nov 19, 2015 at 1:35 pm

    Thank you for the advice.

  103. Adrian Cho on Nov 19, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing this precious teaching and advice to us. Appreciate much.

  104. Sarah on Nov 19, 2015 at 11:32 am

    Thank you for sharing this precious advice.

  105. keng tan on Nov 19, 2015 at 8:22 am

    We are truly fortunate to be in the presence of His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche who is constantly guiding us (samsaric beings) from certain doom and gloom. There are no words to express the jubilation of this fact except that by our karmic connection, we cross path again and in order to ensure our paths are crossed again and again until we overcome samsara, we have lay down our attachments and surrender to dharma…

    And His Eminence has introduced the King Protector practice to us to assist in our quest…

    Thank you Rinpoche…

  106. Bradley Kassian on Nov 19, 2015 at 7:44 am

    What wonderful Dharma advice on challenging your mind, adjusting it to your situations, too be consistant in practices, and keep samaya with your guru clean and intact. Great advice on helping keep land deities appeased. Kechara is truly fortunate. I hope H.E Tsem Rinpoche continues to turn the dharma wheel and I hope Kechara continues to grow with few or no obstacles. May you all be blessed.

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  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 05:48 PM
    It is interesting to read Mahatma Ghandi story. He is such a compassionate person who did everything for the benefit of others although he needs to go through so much pain, jail term and even death. His teaching always remain that is to deal the situation with peace and tolerance, not violent. When he was caught by the British in 1919, and his followers were attacked, his advise to his people is do not use violence and do not damage any property. For most of us, we are driven to revenge with hatred and violence once we are being ‘attack’. That’s how negative our mindset is.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such an inspiring article of Mahatma Ghandi.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/mahatma-gandhi-the-great-soul.html
  • Lin Mun
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 05:16 PM
    It is indeed very rude for Roisinelder to come to Rinpoche’s tweet and made baseless allegation. Thing she stated just show how irresponsible she is with her limited knowledge of Buddha’s teaching and Dorje Shugden. We are thankful that Rinpoche has shared so many articles, videos, prayers and etc about Dorje Shugden so all students and people around the world understand the origins of the practise. None of this I found negative and the slander made by Roisinelder not only damage her own integrity but HH Dalai Lama. I hope people who read this type of comments on social media has the right understanding to what is true and not. May Dorje Shugden ban be lifted soon and Rinpoche do not need to receive such attack on social media.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/why-is-she-putting-the-dalai-lama-down.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 04:09 PM
    Zaya Pandita Luvsanperenlei was born a son of a very poor herdsman in Mongolia. He was a disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni in one of his previous incarnations. At a young age he was recognized as tulku, been gifted he studied under many masters. Later HH 5 th Dalai Lama recognised as an incarnation of Zaya Pandita. Amazing at a young boy he learn to read, write and even learning poetry, painting and sculpture. Later years as a young man he even studied medicine and science. He also studied medicine and science and was known to be an excellent painter and poet. An interesting life story of a great Lama. He was one of the key disciples of Drepung Monastery’s Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen. He also studied medicine and science. An interesting life story of a great Lama He was involved in the construction many temples, founded a monastery and four colleges which had a great influence on Mongolian medicine. Zaya Pandita was a excellent writer having wrote numerous books , texts, prayers and other works to date. He was one of the key disciples of Drepung Monastery’s Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zaya-pandita-luvsanperenlei-1642-1708.html
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    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 04:08 PM
    Geshe Ngawang Wangyal was a Buddhist priest and scholar of Kalmyk origin born in the Astrakhan province,Russia. Folowing his brother footsteps he became a monk at a young age , he was able to learn the Tibetan language and could memorised many Tibetan texts. Geshe Wangyal’s intelligence and passion for Buddhist studies lead him working hard to continue his studies. His struggles paid off and during the Chinese invasion he has helped in the escape of HH Dalai Lama to India. The rest is history and later he made his way to New Jersey his home , working for CIA and as a translator then. In the later years he managed to established and built a Buddhist monastery. He gave teachings to many students of Western background and sponsoring many Tibetian Lamas and monks from India to serve the Buddhist community in the United States. He played a significant role in spreading Tibetan Buddhism in the United States. He has worked tireless to benefit many people , had translated two volumes of popular Tibetan and Sanskrit stories illustrative of Buddhist teachings. His legacy still lives on till today.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting read with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/geshe-ngawang-wangyal-americas-first-pioneering-buddhist-lama.html
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    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 08:24 AM
    Another success story of Kechara Soup Kitchen

    H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche had conceptualised Kechara Soup Kitchen based on his experience of great hunger. He understood that hunger cuts across all barriers of humanity and will unite people in compassion. Kudos to all who held Rinpoche’s wishes and went all the way to the success that it is today. Many had benefitted from Kechara Soup Kitchen and many still will.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-soup-kitchen-ksk/another-success-story-of-kechara-soup-kitchen.html
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    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 08:20 AM
    Menlha (Medicine Buddha) practice

    I truly recommend that you to be familiar with this great Medicine Buddha (Menhla) puja (prayer) as it is so beneficial on many levels, for the swift recovery of sick ones, for the dying or those who had passed and for our own well being. It had been said that at the point of death, if Medicine Buddha’s mantra is recited, then one will take rebirth in the human realm. Such is the compassion of Menhla.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/liaisons/menlha-medicine-buddha-practice.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 08:15 AM
    My kind of Architecture….

    Find out what kind of architecture Rinpoche likes and do you share the same?

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/my-kind-of-architecture.html
  • Sofi
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 08:13 AM
    Albert Einstein says about Buddhism

    Great praise coming from Albet Einstein, the genius everyone knows of.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/albert-einstein-says-about-buddhism.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 08:10 AM
    Tibetan leadership forces Sera Jey monk to propose self-harm

    When a government forces a monk to publicly announce that he will self-immolate if the dirty politics in his own government do not stop, the situation is really bad. Monks are supposed to not interfere with any of the secular matters and only focus on his Dharma study and practice.

    Monks also hold vows of not killing also included himself. Suicide is against their vow and it is one of the major vows. This Sera Jey monk is willing to return his monk vows and kill himself just to raise awareness of the corruption of the Tibetan government.

    Tibetan government should really take a good look at themselves to change for the better. This should be a wake-up call for them already. The sufferings that the public feel will be much more if they stay the same.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetan-leadership-forces-sera-jey-monk-to-propose-self-harm.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 07:33 AM
    Kyabje Ling Rinpoche does Dorje Shugden

    Kyabje Ling Rinpoche is one of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s tutors. He is the one that is responsible for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s education. Since His Holiness the Dalai Lama is not someone ordinary and he will be responsible for the spreading of Dharma later in his life, they will definitely choose the best teacher for him.

    From here, we can see how great this Ling Rinpoche is to be able to be responsible for His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s education. He must be someone respectable and excellent in his knowledge to be able to hold such post.

    How is it possible for CTA to choose someone that does demon practice to teach the Dalai Lama? If Dorje Shugden is a demon and it means Ling Rinpoche is a demon practitioner and what he taught His Holiness will be demon practice. It is not logical.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/kyabje-ling-rinpoche-does-dorje-shugden.html
  • Chris
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 04:46 AM
    Markham makes it illegal to ban Dorje Shugden

    Dorje Shugden ban has been around for 20 years and many had suffered discrimination and segregation from their own Dharma and secular communities. They are being denied services from restaurants and hotels. They are even being denied by schools and hospitals.

    Dorje Shugden people had suffered tremendously due to their choice of religion. It is unfair to persecute someone based on their choice of religion. That state of Markham recognizes the unjust of the issue and issued a public notice to warn their citizens to not use religious affairs to create trouble especially Dorje Shugden religion.

    Those who are found guilty will be brought under the law. This is a huge step for religious freedom in Tibet and hopefully, more and more cities and counties will follow Markham.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/markam-illegal-to-create-conflict.html
  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 04:44 AM
    Ever since the Dorje Shugden ban was imposed 20 years ago, the Dorje Shugden practitioners have suffered a lot. The CTA issued a directive to the Tibetans telling them to not have any connection with Dorje Shugden practitioners. Families, friends, teachers, and students are split due to the difference in their faiths.

    The CTA said there is no ban on Dorje Shugden practice, this is not true at all. There are notices put up to stop Dorje Shugden practitioners from frequenting. Dorje Shugden practitioner is not allowed to frequent restaurants, shops, guest house, and temples. In addition, Dorje Shugden practitioners are hurt physically. Nothing was done by the CTA to stop these harmful behaviors.

    These 2 videos are another solid proof of the ban. People are turned away because they are Dorje Shugden practitioners. In general ,when people know you practice Dorje Shugden, they will reject you just like how they did in the videos. The CTA should lift the ban as soon as possible beacuse it causes separation and disharmony in the Tibetan community.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-said-no.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 03:25 AM
    China’s passport is becoming more powerful similar to the United States and the United Kingdom. This new development clearly says that China is fast becoming more respected, and more importantly, trusted. It also means with there is a lot of international trade with the Chinese government and Chinese business people and companies. A more powerful Chinese passport also indicates a wealthier and more affluent Chinese domestic economy. As Chinese people find it easier to travel and access the people of the world, the rich Chinese culture and their philosophy will spread to other nations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chinese-passports-become-more-powerful.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Saturday, Oct 20. 2018 03:15 AM
    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen arose as the great protector Dorje Shugden after he was murdered by some jealous students of the 5th Dalai Lama. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen made a promise in his previous life (when he was Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen) that he would protect Buddhism, in particular, the Tsongkhapa doctrine. The appearance of Dorje Shugden is to help Dharma practitioners of our time to overcome their obstacles in life and be able to focus in spiritual practice. For non-Dharma practitioners, Dorje Shugden will give them protection and create a connection with them to guide them in their spiritual path when the time is right.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Oct 19. 2018 01:22 PM
    Sakya Pandita Kunga Gyeltsen the greatly learned master and emanation of Manjusri, was born in 1182. At the moment he was born many auspicious signs and omens appeared. This show he was some one very special been able to speak in Sanskrit at the time of birth and when he was 3 years old amazingly ,he could even read and speak Sanskrit, Tibetan, Chinese and Mongolian without having been taught. Wow…. Just within a few years he was able to recite lengthy works of philosophy and Tantra by heart. Since then he studied under many great masers in various subjects such in the Tibetan and Sanskrit languages, astrology, medicine and art, grammar, poetry, and music. He even composed numerous comprehensive logical commentaries, and his skill in debate was unmatched and he possessed with limitless knowledge. He was one of the greatest scholars in Tibetan history.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David Lai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-pandita-kunga-gyeltsen.html

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The Known and unknown are both feared,
Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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One shall never know if one fears the unknown more than the known.
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
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The Reasons Why People Who Practice Dorje Shugden Do Not Go To the Three Lower Realms- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSBbFiexCCE
Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
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Very interesting blog post that goes along with this depiction of the Yeti. - https://bit.ly/2E43COF
His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini\'s tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche

To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
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His Holiness Sharpa Choje Rinpoche Jetsun Lobsang Nyima of Gaden Shartse Monastery. He was a supreme master of both Sutra and Tantra. He served as abbot of both Gaden Shartse Monastery as well as Gyuto Tantric college. After serving as abbot of Gyuto Tantric college he entered into a few long term (3 year, 3 month and 3 day) Vajra Yogini retreats in the forest. He completed that long retreat twice and was going to enter it again till he was asked to be abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by H.H. the Dalai Lama. He was a great practitioner of Vajra Yogini's tantra as well as Dorje Shugden. He was a scholar of the highest renown and he was highly sought after for teachings. He was very devoted to Dorje Shugden throughout his whole life as a pure monk. I was fortunate enough to have him as one of my teachers. Humbly, Tsem Rinpoche To read more- https://bit.ly/2zW2Grz
Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
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Beautiful thangka painting of Lord Yamantaka the slayer of ignorance and who bestows supreme wisdom that eradicates all projections.
Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
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Kadroma Metsik Nakmo or Dakini Ucchusma who purifies and heals the body.
I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
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I am reciting a daily prayer to Dorje Shugden. Here is the youtube link to the audio- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-OSudd323A
It\'s hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
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It's hard to not fall in love with little cute Pema baby girl. She is so light, happy and wags her tail super fast when she sees us or anyone. Super friendly. She is a heart breaker for sure. Teehee...She is our Kechara Forest Retreat doggie and runs free throughout our sacred land. Her name Pema means lotus. Tsem Rinpoche
My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won\'t be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There\'s a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
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My Nepalese boys work hard and I appreciate them. Today we have purchased special foods for them to snack on and also to cook with so they won't be so homesick. These foods are all imported from their country. There's a street in downtown K.L. that sell all this. So happy to get this for them. Tsem Rinpoche
I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
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I come out of the bathroom to be greeted by the mess the two monsters made...Some more they want snacks! Monster Oser girl and Monster Dharma boy.
This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here-  https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
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This blog post has had amazing response. Since published on July 27, 2018, there has been 114,788 views and still increasing. I am happy to see how this post has made things clearer. Do visit this post here- https://bit.ly/2MATbGe
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche with his disciple Kyabje Dagom Rinpoche. Beautiful picture.
This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
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This monk takes trance of Dorje Shugden and he was happy to receive THE PROMISE book in Tibet
Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
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Find out about the blessed healing water for health and healing at Kechara Forest Retreat- https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
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This is my ultimate home!!! Blue waters, trees, skies, mountains, house that is open, retreat, meditation, Buddha images and purple flowers. Wow. Such a perfect place for me. Tsem Rinpoche
To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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To see other beautiful portrayals of Dorje Shugden, click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
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Severed head Vajra Yogini has a brilliant orange body, orange darting eyes, wearing a necklace of freshly cut human heads firmly standing within a wisdom fire emanating from her sacred body reminding us to cut off our self damaging ego. Without the ego, our sufferings cannot survive and our happiness will arise. Tsem Rinpoche
A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
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A thought on how to repay the kindness of the guru
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
1 month ago
Very nice old artwork on the Bodha Stupa in Nepal.
This is quite interesting....
1 month ago
This is quite interesting....
Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
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Wonderful statement by His Holiness the Dalai Lama. Although Dorje Shugden is not negative, lets hope His Holiness can apply this to the Shugden issue. Then there will be peace.
Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
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Left to right: Tritul Rinpoche, Gaden Tripa Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastic prayer hall during puja.
The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden Choyang Dulzin Kuten of Gaden making offerings to Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche during a teaching in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
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Their Holinesses Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
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Please click on this picture and see how tragic this is.
Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
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Advice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche- https://bit.ly/2NiryBg
Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
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Zong Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche in 1987 Los Angeles.
Beautiful Yamantaka print
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Beautiful Yamantaka print
Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: 
 https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
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Beautiful and sacred Vajra Yogini painting for you to download free in high file to print out, frame and place on your shrine or share with friends. May you be blessed. Download here: https://bit.ly/2N5zI02
The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
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The Fifth Dalai Lama & Dorje Shugden | ༧གོང་ས་ལྔ་པ་ཆེན་པོ་དང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། | 第五世达赖尊者与多杰雄登---read more--- https://bit.ly/2C65Iwr
My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
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My childhood researchers: https://bit.ly/2wroucv
A message to share. Thanks. Do click and share.
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A message to share. Thanks. Do click and share.
Buddhist art has a rich and intricate tradition of expressing the divine iconography of awakened beings.~Tsem Rinpoche

Do enjoy the many wonderful Free Art PDF\'s here- https://bit.ly/2nXjK9T
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Buddhist art has a rich and intricate tradition of expressing the divine iconography of awakened beings.~Tsem Rinpoche Do enjoy the many wonderful Free Art PDF's here- https://bit.ly/2nXjK9T
Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche\'s little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472
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Mumu boy was Tsem Rinpoche's little Schnauzer. Partly because of Mumu Kechara was started and you must find out why that is. Do read more and see very cute adorable pictures: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=122472
Kamakura is one of my favorite places
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Kamakura is one of my favorite places
Anger...
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Anger...
In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche

Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
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In 1989, Bill Porter, also known by his pen name ‘Red Pine’, travelled to the Zhongnan Mountains in China to meet some of these hermits and learn about their way of life. This resulted in his publishing the work titled Road to Heaven: Encounters with Chinese Hermits in 1993. 25 years later, Bill Porter travelled back to the same mountains to see if life there had changed. The outcome of this particular trip was a documentary titled Hermit, about a modern-day journey into the heart of the hermit tradition in China. This is a must watch documentary with so much to learn to enhance our lives which will give us hope as we are all drowning in materialism’s false promises.~Tsem Rinpoche Fantastic and profound documentary: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=163457
Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
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Wrathful Dakini Ucchusma-In the form of wrathful dakini, Ucchusma has 3 eyes; with both hands holding a vase with nectar at her heart level, her hair loose, and no ornaments. She wears a garment of black silk, with two legs, feet together, standing on a lotus and sun disc. This deity functions to remove negative energy and pollutions from body, speech and mind. The practice was conferred by a Dakini to Drupangsa. -Mantra: Om ar-kham zir-kam bu-ma-na-se ou-cus-ha-ma ma-ha tro-da hung phet
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
2 months ago
Tibetan Painted Scrolls Volumes 1-3 in original print is something very rare and expensive to come by. I really like these very much from what I can see.
Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
2 months ago
Kechara Forest Retreat doing the extended puja of Dorje Shugden and Tsem Rinpoche attends the 2nd half. Good video to download: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-an_NAH6Mk
A powerful meme to share.
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A powerful meme to share.
Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
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Beautiful Avalokitesvara scroll painting.
Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
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Black Garuda. 18th century. U (Central Tibet). Tradition Gelug
Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
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Palden Lhamo. 18th century. Tibet. Tradition: Gelug
Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
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Dorje Jigje. 15th century. Narthang, Tsang (South-Central Tibet). Tradition: Sakya
The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, \"Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan\". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
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The oracle of Dorje Shugden in Dungkar Monastery in Tibet. Very old vintage photo from 1923 by an English Earl Lord Ronaldshay in his book, "Land Of The Thunderbolt Sikkim, Chunbi & Bhutan". This Lord met up with Dorje Shugden via the oracle. He devotes a chapter in his book about this oracle and encounter.
Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
2 months ago
Beautiful old photograph of the Kamakura Buddha in Japan.
Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
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Never before seen footage of Tsem Rinpoche with various oracles- https://bit.ly/292jMaG
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    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
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    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
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    Huge Chenresig statue being built. Very beautiful.
  • Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
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    Sacred Kache Marpo in trance of oracle makes offerings to Tsem Rinpoche and blesses the temple in Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia. Kache Marpo in ancient times was known as Tsiu Marpo the great protector of Samye Monastery which is the first monastery of Tibet.
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    Shugden practice in Tibet strong and growing
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    It is Tsunmo Nunnery in Tibet. This nunnery all practise Dorje Shugden.
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    Light offerings to the outdoor Buddha Tara shrine in Kechara Forest Retreat, Malaysia at night. Beautiful.
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    Interesting new interview of Boy George where he mentions about his practicing Buddhism- See the clip I snagged for you above. It’s beautiful to see him chanting. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Dharma boy is always mooching for a free snack! As shown in the video, Dharma gave up real fast and is waiting anxiously for a free snack!
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    Oser girl is very determined to get the snacks out! Look at how her cute little hands hold onto the ball.
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    Yudroma takes trance at Gyuto
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    The Simpsons: Lisa becomes a Buddhist
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    Considering getting a tattoo of a Buddha image? Watch this video.
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    Tsem Rinpoche’s personal shrine. May everyone who view the shrine be blessed and have peace.
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    Very powerful and heartwarming short video about love. A must watch and a must share. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Megnath is such a devotee of Bhagawan Dorje Shugden where he brought this protector to many people. Must watch this short video of him with the school kids. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
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    My super adorable Oser girl Schnauzer reaching for a carrot on a chair. Her face looks like a stuffed animal toy. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This is the shrine next to my working table where I sit daily. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Who is that?? Wow Wow
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    Nothing Stops Me from Getting the Snack!
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  • I must get the snack!
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    I must get the snack!
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser trying hard to get her snack out of the ball!
  • I love this green snack munch munch munch
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    I love this green snack munch munch munch
    Tsem Rinpoche's pet Schnauzer Oser enjoying her green snack!
  • ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 3: Starring the two silly doggie clowns doing jumps for carrot tidbits. Teehee
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    ‘Ahm-ahm’ video part 2: Starring the mega monsters Oser and Dharma. Teehee
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    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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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.
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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!
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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.
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
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