Do you choose to fail?

Mar 19, 2012 | Views: 1,118

Dear friends and students,

I received this email from a friend of mine recently and thought of sharing it with all of you because it is very inspiring.

Most of us have so much more than this man who fixes tyres. He makes no excuses, and he uses what he has to get on with life and just do it. Please carefully look at the pictures and pass it onto others. This man is incredible.

Whenever we want to complain, please think of this man. Never choose to fail. Because if you give it all you got and you still didn’t make it, you didn’t fail. Failure is attitude. Never choose to burdens others because you want to fail.

Do take a look at the pictures and let me know what you think. Thank you.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

This is really inspiring. Don’t forget to read the comments at the end. Silent inspiration: Punctured Tyre Repair.

Please forward this to all your friends.

Never believe what the lines of your hand predict about your future, because people who don’t have hands also have a future… Believe in yourself and don’t look down on others’ way of life, regardless… Take care.
 

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  1. Joy Kam on Jul 20, 2018 at 9:13 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.

  2. Samfoonheei on Oct 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Incredible ,high self esteem man who did manage to change or tyres using just his legs regardless of circumstances. Those with high self-esteem believe that they have the ability to succeed in whatever they come across. For this inspiring man ,he took the risk as he respect and believe in himselves.
    He more likely to respect others, have fulfilling relationships, and lead productive and happy lives. It is all you can do in life is be who you are.
    You cannot change what you are, only what you do…..quoted
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring man.

  3. Anne Ong on Oct 7, 2017 at 10:01 pm

    Looking at this picture of a very unfortunate man without arms, and yet still can use his feet to earn and survive on his on is truly inspiring. Normal people like us should think why we can’t do many things when we have normal abilities. Thank you very much Rinpoche and blog team for this touching and inspiring article.🙏

  4. Joey Tan on Aug 11, 2017 at 11:44 pm

    “Never believe what the lines of your hand predict about your future, because people who don’t have hands also have a future… Believe in yourself and don’t look down on others’ way of life, regardless… Take care.” This statement reminds me of always appreciate what we have and also don’t compared each one another. Everyone is unique and has their own capabilities. Thanks for the article.

  5. Lin Mun on May 19, 2017 at 3:21 pm

    Reading the article and looking at the pictures, is a great reminder for me not to complaint and be determined when we are task to do a work. The man in the pictures shows that we should not give up even though our physical form is not complete but make full use of what we have.

    No matter what kind of pain, suffering or challenges we have, we just have to keep going. No point blaming and complaining. Just have to accept, move on and not burden any one with our negative attitude. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article.

  6. CindyH on Mar 15, 2017 at 12:09 pm

    Looking at these pictures, the first thing that comes to mind is the admirable way in which the man in question handled his unfortunate fate in this lifetime. Rather than wallow in paralysing self-pity or being dependent on others, he opts to be self-reliant. It is also a testament of his will power and determination when he persevered to the point where he mastered the required skillset (of replacing tyres) which no easy feat considering his condition and the intricacies involved with his tasks. More significantly, is his current attitude in dealing with vicissitudes of life wherein his focus is moving forward with life rather than lament about something he can’t change. Therefore, it would not be farfetched to say that his acceptance of his fate enabled him to cope with the situation instead of being defeated or crushed by it. It really goes to show that one is the architect of one’s fate. Although what we have to deal with in life, be it adversities or pleasures, are primarily dictated by karma, the good news is that we are always in the position to do something about it. Just because we are in that situation now doesn’t mean we are powerless to effect change to how we experience this life and also to our future circumstances. Thank you for this sharing which served to remind us that the choice of suffering or otherwise, is ultimately up to us.

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  8. Joy on Nov 26, 2014 at 9:26 pm

    Looking at these pictures it made me count my blessings and really reflect on how lucky I am to have all my limbs intake. This man has so little, is disable but he chose to be capable and to still be useful, independent and live. Nothing is worst then being alive and useless, and if we think we got it bad, we should look at this picture again.

    So yes these pictures made me realise, if I have a complete human body and if I still choose to complain and be negative, I am then choosing to be useless and I am far more disable than this man in this picture. Like what Rinpoche always says, “healing starts with our attitude”. Basically it is really how we look at things and whether we want to take it positively or negatively, it really is all up to us and how we want to perceive the situation. It’s not about how many times you’ve failed and fall, it is what you do after the fall, what matters is picking yourself up and getting up again.

  9. Vinnie Tan on Aug 20, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I am always amazed when I read articles like this. These people might be handicap physically, but they do not mould themselves to what the society think they can or cannot do. Most of us are abled bodied, yet we choose to just laze around and expect the world to give us everything that we need. Never once they would think that they could actually start small and work their way up. They would just blame everyone else about their failure, but never once they would have thought that they failed because it is because of their attitude that they have failed.

    Through this article it is a classic example of that our attitude would make a difference, allowing us to either succeed or fail.

  10. Paris on Jan 14, 2013 at 11:29 pm

    When I first saw this blog post and the question in the title, “Do you choose to fail?” the immediate thought that came into my head was “well yes, I guess I do!” because I do live so many of my days fearing that I’d fail that eventually, I do anyway.

    The most important part of the sentence is the word “choose”, not the word fail… for really, it IS a choice. And I like what Rinpoche says here that, “if you give it all you got and you still didn’t make it, you didn’t fail.” But choosing to do nothing at all means we have already not accomplished anything or even started to step foot on the possibility of achieving something… so we’ve already failed on the outset. For with all the lovely perfect conditions I have in my life, I’m doing comparatively far less, with far less effort than this man simply because I have created limitations where they have been none and anticipated failures where they was no need to.

  11. Julia Tan on Jul 6, 2012 at 7:21 pm

    “This is all I have, I just have to deal with it.”

    Although he has nothing, not even his own hands but he work hard by giving 300% from himself. He trained himself to used what he has to earn his own living. I am sure he do not have self pity, emotional or poor me attitude or he simply just do not have the time for that. After all he ever fail to depend on himself but no one else.

    If someone like us can fail, yes we choose to.

  12. judy lam on Jun 30, 2012 at 2:20 am

    What we think its impossible, this man see it as possible. We say this man has no hands, but this man replaced it with his feet to make a living! Amazing! We always put limitations on to ourselves because it’s easier to do that than to go all out to think of alternative ways to carry on a job. hopefully we don’t need to remember this man to remind us that we are meant to do great things with our lives!

  13. Sheryl KH (JB) on Jun 27, 2012 at 5:50 pm

    I like reading inspirational stories, because they give me different perspectives and reminds me of beautiful things in this world and tell me that many things are possible if we want them, they give me hopes.

    Many times we like to give excuses to ourselves, and so we end up not having to do anything. Sometimes, maybe what we need to have is just a thought and then put things into action. Too much thinking may not be good.

    In a society where there is virtually no welfare system, people need to stand on their own feet. In this kind of environment, more inspiring and strong people emerge.

    They are the good life examples for us.

  14. Ksjc Leu Chong Hin on May 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

    人真正殘缺不在於身体,真正失败在於思维的殘缺。

  15. Wan Wai Meng on May 16, 2012 at 10:40 pm

    He definitely does not let anyone stand in his way to be part of this world, inspiring stuff. Success and failure is ultimately in our own hands.

  16. William C on Mar 25, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    When someone with such a disability can do so much, it makes me think of what other things I can do with my fully abled body. Am I exploring my full potential?

    The pictures says it all. Very inspiring.

  17. Pastor Yek Yee on Mar 24, 2012 at 10:13 am

    如果有得選擇,我相信沒有人願意選擇失敗。因為,失敗的滋味並不好受,被稱為失敗者,相信也沒有多少個人願意的。所謂弱者當自強,身為失敗者或弱者,一定要往前看,不要再往後看了。為什麼?道理很簡單,因為不想被那失敗的不好滋味所包圍。

    最近,與一些朋友聊天,他們對我說,我要擺脫失敗者这個稱號,唔,我覺得挺有意思的。我用自己的邏輯去分析,至少這是踏進成功門檻的第一步;因為我們承認了自己的短處,接受這樣差勁的自己,接受了;再去改變,效果往往大得很呢!詹仁波切的一句話:行動─>心識轉化─>成果。這該是每個失敗者必須了解的道理,不氣餒,不放弃,終有出頭天!!

  18. Seng Aun on Mar 24, 2012 at 9:25 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this eye-opener. As Lady Gaga’s song goes…I was born this way. In other words, we are all born in different ways. So the next time when we complain about work or are not happy with something, we must remember how fortunate we are, to have well-formed bodies and minds. May the less fortunate be blessed by the Buddhas…Om Mani Peme Hung…………………

  19. Frederick Law on Mar 23, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    sometimes people without the perfect physical actually has the perfect mind and heart of all. This picture is really touching and inspiring to myself, to see such a person with his disability, actually is not a hindrance to him, but it becomes an asset to him because he still have a pair of leg, and he uses it to its fullest potential, didn’t even gave up due to his condition.

    But, being thrown at us a slightly difficult situation and condition, we will freak out, lose hope, demotivated, lose faith and worst felt useless and not meaningful to live anymore. If he can do it, If Nick Vujicic can live his life like a normal person even he is limbless, and being a motivational speaker, why couldn’t we.

    Like what Rinpoche said before, what we are is what are mind thinks.

  20. Gim Lee on Mar 23, 2012 at 5:02 pm

    This man is really amazing for his great attitude and determination. I am always being fascinated by strong-willed people despite their physical limitations and conditions.

    This story reminds me of a great US Olympic athlete in 1960…

    “My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother”

    La Perle Noire (“The Black Pearl”) Wilma G. Rudolph (June 23, 1940 – November 12, 1994) the first American woman to win three gold medals in track and field in a single Olympic Games. She was considered the fastest woman in the world in the 1960s.

    Wilma Rudolph was born prematurely at only 4.5 lbs and suffered infantile paralysis caused by the polio virus as a very young child. She recovered, but wore a brace on her left leg and foot which had become twisted as a result. Even after treatments to straighten her twisted leg, she had to wear a leg brace on from 6 to 9 years old. By the time she was twelve years old, she had also survived scarlet fever, whooping cough, chickenpox, and measles.

    http://www.biography.com/people/wilma-rudolph-9466552

    I remember from one of the scene in her bio movie, she was discussing her Olympic plan with her coach while she was still confined to wheel chair. Her coach said but your legs… then she replied, “Since when winning Olympic medals depends on legs?” She later proceed to win three Gold Medals at the 1960 Olympic Game in Rome.

    Her remarkable recovery from severe physical disabilities and illness is due to her strong mind. Like our Rinpoche and the Buddha taught us, it is all in our minds – if we think we can do it, we can. Go all the way in everything we do, we will not fail…

  21. dilia o on Mar 22, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Dear
    Tsem Tulku Riponche,
    Thank you.
    This gentleman makes me feel good. I do look a his eyes full of joy , he is doing something for us. i do also enjoing doing something for others.
    He is really wonderful, that is what i feel.
    God bless him and You!

  22. Andrew Chiam on Mar 22, 2012 at 12:15 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for the inspiring post. That is the real strength of human mind to overcome and compensate for physical disability.

  23. Uncle Eddie on Mar 21, 2012 at 1:34 pm

    Many valiant people, despite all the hindrances they faced being physically disabled have amazed the World with courage, determination, strength and amazing will. They managed to overcome all obstacles they faced and never let their disabilities come in their path of Glory! With determination these ‘EXTRAORDINARY BEINGS’ have made a difference in the lives of a lot of people. This wake-up blog reminded me of the World Famous Albert Einstein that I have read years ago, who became the greatest scientist of all time of the twentieth century. It seemed till the age of three he could not speak and was severely dyslexic and autistic. Soon he fought his disability and entered into the world of theoretical physics and he changed the face of physics and science forever. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche’s famous relevant Quote: “The greatest tragedy of life isn’t death, but what dies inside us when we are alive”. With folded hands, I thank you deeply Rinpoche, for this inspiring sharing and invaluable teachings!

  24. Li Kheng on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:56 pm

    The first thing that came to mind is: attitude.

    Many much more privileged people get stuck or quit with smaller obstacles than this man. It shows us how much of ourselves we are wasting away in complaints and self-pity.

    If we can just acknowledge the problem and move forward by taking action toward a solution, so much constructive energy and result can be created.

    Rinpoche, thank you for sharing and the advise to remember this man whenever the thought of self-pity or complaint begin to arise. I believe it will help me develop a better attitude towards life in general.

  25. Victor Phang on Mar 20, 2012 at 12:08 pm

    This is sad to see the picture but 100% inspiring. Absolutely agreed that success or failure is a choice of our own commitment! The mind is much powerful than any physical structure but sad to say still many people out there think in an opposite way.
    Thanks for sharing and may all the sentient beings possess strong and positive mind to benefit each others.
    Take good rest always, Rinpoche. Thank you again 🙂

  26. Mavis on Mar 20, 2012 at 8:26 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for this inspiring blog post. This one cuts through the chase and no more excuses for me to not do things!

  27. Tom dietzel on Mar 20, 2012 at 3:39 am

    Thank you for this blog! “Don’t look down on others’ way of life”!

  28. Han on Mar 20, 2012 at 2:54 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inspiring story.
    With these pictures clear enough to show all of us, nothing to complain about our life what’s not enough..etc
    Anything is possible if we put our mind to it.

  29. pengki on Mar 19, 2012 at 8:52 pm

    “Never believe what the lines of your hand predict about your future, because people who don’t have hands also have a future.” – Tsem Rinpoche

  30. AkMan on Mar 19, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Man should never never never give up.Face it bravely and adapt and accomplish what we can. This man is a very very good example. Thank you Rinpoche. I will always keep in mind!!

  31. David Lai on Mar 19, 2012 at 3:05 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for a wonderful inspiration. I have a lot of self-doubt and if this man who should have even more self-doubt could overcome it and make something of what he has, so could I and everybody else. Amazing inspiration.

  32. patsy on Mar 19, 2012 at 2:09 pm

    This is very inspiring. He may be handicapped yet he does not complain or make excuses but make full use of what he has to survive and move on without any poor me attitude.

  33. Datuk May on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    I like what MC says, limitations are in the mind. What we think of the man being handicapped is but only the physical aspect but for sure not his mind.

    I have met many fully physically equipped human beings, not going anywhere in their lives and living in delusion of their failure being the fault of other people (not giving them a chance) environment (weather not right) etc etc. Suggest what, many times I am also one of these people I meet.

    It comes to my mind this saying “a poor workman blames his tools”. So sad!

  34. tenzin llhamo on Mar 19, 2012 at 1:22 pm

    Classic case of people who just do it without grudges, complains and hate. No matter what happens, we just do it and take stories like this to be our inspiration.

  35. Adeline on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:51 pm

    This man has incredible strong will power, very inspiring! Can do or cannot do is all in our own minds.

  36. wahying on Mar 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm

    This story reminds me of an old saying”I cried because I had no shoes, until I met a man who had no feet”. I have to stop giving excuses not to trying hard enough. Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing and always inspiring.

  37. henry ooi on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:59 am

    A truly inspiring article that puts us able bodied people to shame. As the saying goes: If the mind is willing, so is the flesh.

  38. wt on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:55 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this inpiring story with us. Yes, we should let our mind control our body and not our body control our mind.
    It also serves as a remind to me that to appreciate & treasure the human body that i have now and do more and more.

    thanks again Rinpoche.

  39. Margaretlee on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this story with us. It is always humbling to see handicapped people who do not give in to their disabilities but fight every inch to live and survive.

    It give a wake up call to “normal” people like us, what we are moaning about are all excuses…..just get up and do it should be our “attitude”. It is true we dont need to change tryes to survive, but we can use our fully intact body to do so much more to help and benefit those in need.

    Infact in life, all it matters is about “attitude”. Shifting that “cannot” to “can” and “will not” to “will’ is all it takes to make a difference.

  40. DR on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:21 am

    The saying goes: When there is a will, there is a way. Mind over matter. Very inspiring story! Now let’s see how many of us can put that into practice and be another inspiring being to others just as what this tyre changer did for us.

  41. ECheah on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:19 am

    This man in his physical condition is supposed to be “incapacitated” but he is able to do what he does even better than we who have full faculties. He may be physically disadvantaged, but he still has a mind. Hence suffice to say it has to do with the mind, which gives rise to attitude and depending on the attitude, our actions arise. Thus what we can or cannot do is actually better described as what we want or don’t want to do.

  42. Su An on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Here is another story which my sister just shared with me after reading this post: http://newscontent.cctv.com/news.jsp?fileId=110259

  43. Su An on Mar 19, 2012 at 11:07 am

    This is a very humbling real-life story. And this man is not the only one in the world who doesn’t dwell on “poor me” despite having “less” than what most of us has. In fact, he has “more” than what a lot of us fortunate and privileged folks… determination and courage. The photos send a strong message: JUST DO IT.

  44. Jess Yap on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:49 am

    Thank you so much for sharing Rinpoche. This is truly inspiring. He has no arms yet he is able to do what a full limbed person can do. He doesn’t use this as an excuse to beg instead he makes do with what he has. I have all four limbs yet I still make excuses. Something for me to reflect on. Mind over matter! Thank you Rinpoche..

  45. Bangling on Mar 19, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Sadhu! to him. He is so self-reliance, with right mind set & effort he makes his life thro. Sad to see those physically perfect doing nothing or some begging. Wish everyone will have right attitude.

  46. Serena on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:22 am

    “Never choose to fail. Because if you give it all you got and you still didn’t make it, you didn’t fail. Failure is attitude. Never choose to burdens others because you want to fail.”

    Thanks to Rinpoche for sharing this. Whenever I have negativity or nearly want to give up on something, Rinpoche always share out those articles that actually pull me back to the right path – think positive, fearless of accepting the failure and never give up easily.

    I must transform to help others. 🙂

  47. Sam on Mar 19, 2012 at 9:00 am

    We should be grateful that we are complete physically. Need to cherish what we have and live with the right attitude and motivation. I will always bear this line in mind, always:’Never choose to fail. Because if you give it all you got and you still didn’t make it, you didn’t fail. Failure is attitude. Never choose to burdens others because you want to fail.’

  48. Yoke Fui on Mar 19, 2012 at 7:50 am

    I’m speechless. I shall stop complaining, moan & groan from henceforth !

  49. Mc on Mar 19, 2012 at 5:10 am

    Not only does this man have no hands, his right foot is also deformed. I have often seen people with disabilities giving up and waiting to be looked after. I have also seen people with disabilities wasting their lives away in anger and bitterness.

    Our arms and legs are just instruments and what drives them is the mind. We can allow circumstances to determine the state of our mind or we can cultivate an attitude that determines our circumstances. In this example, because the man has the correct attitude, he may have some limitations but he is certainly not handicapped mentally and therefore he is also not handicapped physically.

  50. skyong on Mar 19, 2012 at 4:28 am

    Force to live circumstances this person didn’t give up hope and continue living. Once I saw someone who has only one leg doing sweeping for a shop owner. I thought, if it is me I might have been given up. What crosses their mind? They just moved on, I guessed. Very inspiring…

  51. Don Buchwalter on Mar 19, 2012 at 3:15 am

    Amazing, and truly inspiring! Anything is possible if you put your mind to it. Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this.

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    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    Very interesting and inspiring article. It is very true our human perception toward a point of view like what is right or wrong there is always a mistake or I should said in most time is wrong or is not bringing any benefits to us.
    All our problems arise from the mind. So to solve them, we need to work on the mind. Hence, no martial arts can be greater than spirituality. Thank you very much for sharing this profound story with us.

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    I feel so blessed for learning something from this article. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing. I truly understand the possess power to change our lives during our falls was actually a good sign. I gained some positive energy and felt was extremely incredible!

    There are highs and lows in any journey, however if life is more down than up, then it’s time to question why, I had a great teaching from this sharing.

    I totally agree that the lows should be appreciated and enjoyed, because its from the lows that experience the highs. Living our life with positivity so that we can continue to improve and achieve what we desire.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:17 PM
    Interesting ….. astronauts and military personnel has discovered the existence of UFO and aliens beyond the earth. They have proof that UFO do exist and we are alone in the universe. Leroy Gordon Cooper, a space pioneer and Robert Dean a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army tells us all . With Leroy Gordon witnessed first-hand encounter of an actual UFO and the “Cosmic Top Secret” documents detailing alien activity on earth viewed by Robert Dean has already proven it. But it was kept secret.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-astronauts-and-military-men-speak.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:15 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining the present-day technology that has affected our general well-being situation spiritually . Giving an example of why rain dance doesn’t work anymore. Spiritual practice give us aspects of the powers of the divine. Technology is a magic and its objects remains a puzzle that is hard to unlock in regards to human experiences. The effect of technology could enhance the human material civilization, but its impact was so strong to our spiritual practice, it caused human addiction. In the modern era, technology has become a seemingly ubiquitous part of everyone’s life such as computers and hand phones. The natural element are gone, environment been disturbed so things will not happen . Interesting read.
    Professor Stephen Hawking, did mention before that advances in science and technology could lead to destructions .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/how-sole-dependence-on-modern-technology-could-affect-our-spirituality
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:13 PM
    Living our life in the public eye , we have a heavy responsibility on our shoulder that most people thought. But with determination and courageous Rinpoche did it without any burden. Rinpoche did it all these years, born and bred to be in the public eye, Rinpoche seemed to know what to do without thinking about it. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives that’s what Rinpoche thought of. Rinpoche’s thought was to help them and to bless their spiritual practice in a way. Rinpoche cares more for the people than himself, of course Rinpoche loves to be alone. Rinpoche loves to alone living up the greenery mountains and clear lakes as mentioned before. Rinpoche could not avoid being in the public eye and getting recognized. Rinpoche never retaliated in whatever situation, such as the Dorje Shugden controversy ,Rinpoche kept all his vows in accordance with the Vinaya nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your wonderful recalling memories with our Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-life-in-the-public-eye
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 02:37 PM
    Very informative and inspiring story of the Great Buddha of Kamakura.Great to know of the history of this Great Buddha.From what i saw and understand it is a beautiful place to pay visit.

    It is one of the most iconic Buddha statues in the world.All it took were 2 people, Lady Inada and Priest Joko of Totomi to build this magnificent Buddha that withstood the test of time.Thank you very much for sharing this nice article.

    https://bit.ly/2u8sWiy

  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 01:53 PM
    A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs.

    I glad to come across this lovely article. Thank you so much Rinpoche for the delicious healthy meatless recipes. It’s a super simple, has anybody can learn to cook with simple ingredients, easy, quick ,fast and most importantly it very nutritious. I’m going to try all this recipes soon.
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 10:06 PM
    I am grateful that Kechara organise this event every year so we can make offering to our ancestor, departed families and also to all sentient beings whether alive or not. We may not know what action we have engaged which afflicted others in the past and the prayer is important to purify our negative karma. Thank you Kechara for organising this event and allow us the opportunity to collect merits through the prayer and offerings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/ullambana-festival-at-kechara-forest-retreat.html
  • Lin Mun
    Sunday, Feb 16. 2020 09:59 PM
    A very beautiful Buddha statue. With this huge size many beings can view from a far and benefit them by planting a dharma seed to them. I’m sure the statue will attract a lot of people to visit Thimpu in Bhutan. May all be blessed and rejoice for the people for are involved in the planning, sponsorship and construction.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/buddha-at-thimpu-bhutan.html#comment-899271

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  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
    10 months ago
    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    11 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    11 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    11 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    11 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    12 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    1 years ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    1 years ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    1 years ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
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    1 years ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    1 years ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    1 years ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    1 years ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
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    2 yearss ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
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    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
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Back during the H1N1 outbreak in 2009, Rinpoche advised everyone to quickly accumulate 25,000 recitations of Loma Gyonma’s essence mantra ASAP, combined with daily recitation of both Loma Gyonma and Shize’s mantra. In view of the current situation with the global spread of the novel coronavirus, you are invited to a special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. DATE: Saturday, 15 February 2020 TIME: 3.00pm - 6.30pm VENUE: Wisdom Hall, Kechara Forest Retreat
Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mr. Chan Weng Khong & Yee Mun released the birds after the mantra recitations. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out monthly Animals Liberation activity at DR Park, Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children are all excited to the Kids Camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids Camp 2019 - Visiting Kechara Farm. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning to do water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Painting Vajrayogini tsa tsa during Wesak Day 2019. Lin Mun KSDS
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Beautiful red lanterns around Vajrayogini Stupa at Kechara Forest Retreat. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Thank you very much for the beautiful calligraphy artwork. shared by Pastor Antoinette
The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
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The rain may have doused the fires but the embers of pain still linger in our hearts. Sending Australia our love & prayers. Let's continue to #PrayForAustralia. ❤️ shared by Pastor Antoinette
Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Auspicious red decorations at Tsongkhapa shrine. Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong. shared by Pastor Antoinette
Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Gong Xi Fa Cai! Here's to new beginnings and better endings with this Year of the Metal Rat! shared by Pastor Antoinette
Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation - All kids were so excited with to perform. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback WOAH camp 2016 - DIY soap. So interesting. Lin Mun KSDS
Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children learning the method to make water offering to Buddha. Lin Mun KSDS
Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
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Monthly animal liberation in Kechara House. KSDS have opportunity to participate in the meritorious activity every mth. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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The merits from life liberation are varied and boundless ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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