Strange News & News

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Hope you all enjoyed the strange and interesting news from around the world to help you relax from the daily grind. Read the news. Do a round of Migtseymas. Have some tea and remember, everything is not as it seems according to our perceptions. It is only weird as we have labels. Ultimately everything in Samsara is weird. I do not necessarily agree or promote anything I have blogged here. It is just ‘interesting’ news to share with my interesting friends around the world.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Polish pensioner finds two-metre anaconda in toilet

A 73-year-old Polish pensioner was shocked to find a two-metre- (6.5-foot-) long anaconda peering up out of her toilet bowl Monday in her flat in Wroclaw, south-west Poland, local police said.

Polish pensioner finds two-metre anaconda in toilet

“After she raised the lid of the toilet seat, the lady saw a huge snake that wanted to slither out of the toilet bowl. She immediately slammed down the toilet lid and called us,” Wroclaw police spokesman Pawel Petrykowski told AFP. “She was certainly very frightened but managed to keep her wits about her,” he said.

After arriving on the scene, police and an employee from the local zoo managed to catch the reptile, native to South America.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4346959

 


 

N.Zealand school under fire over possum-throwing contest

A New Zealand school that staged a possum-throwing contest came under fire from animal protection groups Wednesday for encouraging students in the “morally wrong” practice.



N.Zealand school under fire over possum-throwing contest

The contest, in which students swung possum carcasses over their heads and hurled them across the playground, was unacceptable, the New Zealand Royal Society for the Protection of Animals said.

RSPCA manager Danny Auger said he had received three complaints about the competition at Colyton School, in the North Island, and would raise concerns with its teachers.

“While it’s technically not illegal, it’s morally wrong to throw a dead animal around.” Auger told the Manawatu Standard newspaper.

“It’s about time that people wake up and smell 2010 and realise that these sorts of things shouldn’t be happening. It’s an archaic practice and it should be stopped.”

He said if students were taught that throwing around possums was acceptable, they could do the same to pets such as cats.

Possums are protected in their native Australia but regarded as a pest in New Zealand, where the population exploded after they were introduced in the 19th century in an attempt to start a fur trade.

The Department of Conservation said they threaten native bird species and delicate ecosystems.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4351629

 


 

Mozambique: Train-animal crashes blamed on angry ancestors

Residents of the central Mozambican province of Sofala believe angry ancestral spirits are causing trains to crash into animals after collisions that killed a hippopotamus and 35 head of cattle.

Mozambique: Train-animal crashes blamed on angry ancestors

Residents say the ancestors are dissatisfied with the traditional ceremonies conducted when the Sena rail line, which connects the Indian Ocean port city of Beira to the interior, was reactivated in 2008 after 25 years of disuse, reported state broadcaster Radio Mocambique.

Their concerns emerged after a train ran over a hippopotamus last week while doing maintenance work on the line close to the Zambezi River.

An accident on a separate rail line in southern Mozambique killed 35 head of cattle on Sunday night when a national railway locomotive en route to neighbouring Swaziland ran over the herd in a difficult-to-access area, Radio Mocambique said.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4332933

 


 

Superfast mobile 3G networks boom: UN telecoms agency

Superfast third generation (3G) mobile phone networks have expanded nearly tenfold in four years, outstripping fixed line broadband, the UN’s telecoms agency said on Wednesday.

Superfast mobile 3G networks boom: UN telecoms agency

The International Telecommunications Union predicted that 3G — which allows users to watch TV and access the Internet from their phones — would exceed 900 million subscriptions worldwide by the end of this year as the pace of expansion continued to accelerate.

At the beginning of 2010, 3G capacity could accomodate 667 million subscriptions worldwide, compared to 73 million four years earlier, the ITU said in a statistics survey.

“While these aren’t all necessarily active subscriptions, the growing number highlights the vast potential wireless technologies hold,” it added.

“ITU has set a clear target by recommending that at least half the world’s people have access to broadband by 2015.”

Over the same period, global fixed line broadband subscriptions rose from 216 million to 479 million.

Third generation now accounts for 14 percent of all mobile telecoms subscriptions compared to three percent in 2006.

But poor nations appear to be left out, as penetration rates for fixed or mobile broadband remain very low in developing countries, just above three percent of inhabitants, according to the ITU.

The fixed broadband figure is barely higher than the agency’s estimate three years ago.

“Tremendous achievements have been made over the past five years in bringing broadband access to millions of people around the world — but much more needs to be done,” the ITU said.

Source: http://msn.finance.com.my/index.php/rss/4351696

 


 

Man who swam Channel with no arms and legs ‘happiest alive’

A French father-of-two who swam across the Channel 16 years after losing all his limbs in an electrical accident said Sunday that he was “the happiest man alive.”

Man who swam Channel with no arms and legs 'happiest alive'

Philippe Croizon, a 42-year-old former metalworker, said he had performed his feat to inspire all those “who think life is nothing but suffering.”

He set off from Folkestone in southern England just before 8:00 am on Saturday, and arrived on the French coast near Wissant just before 9:30 pm, propelled by his specially designed flipper-shaped prosthetic legs.

Steadying himself with the stumps of his arms, Croizon kept up a constant speed in good weather and was accompanied by wild dolphins for part of the 33-kilometre (20-mile) crossing, his support team said.

“For a while, I didn’t realise what I’d done. It was only that night, when I went to bed, that suddenly I burst out laughing, and told myself, ‘You did it!’,” he told AFP by telephone from his home in northern France.

In 1994 Croizon was hit by a 20,000-volt charge as he attempted to remove a television aerial from a house roof and an arc of current surged through him from a nearby powerline.

“I was on my hospital bed, they’d just finished cutting off my last leg. You can imagine how that felt. And then I saw a television documentary on a female swimmer who crossed the Channel,” he explained.

“There and then, I asked myself: ‘Why not me one day?’,” he said.

Croizon trained for two years and last month completed a 12-hour swim between the ports of Noirmoutier and Pornic on France’s Atlantic coast, but his final Channel crossing was much faster than he had anticipated.

“At one point I told myself, ‘Woah, slow down, you’ll never get there if you try to keep up this speed’. I wanted to slow down, but I couldn’t. The motor was running,” he said, adding that he had expected to be at sea for 24 hours.

“It was huge. I was in the zone. I was inside my head. I didn’t want to disappoint anyone,” he said, declaring that his next long-distance challenge will be to swim between Europe and Africa.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4344633

 


 

Experts bite back at bedbug infestations

Killing a single bedbug can be as easy as rolling on top of it in your sleep, but ridding a home or hotel of its siblings and cousins, is an exhausting and expensive task.

Experts bite back at bedbug infestations

Nearly eliminated a few decades ago, bedbugs have returned to America with a vengeance.

They’ve overtaken college dorms, military barracks, apartment complexes, office buildings and even forced the closure of Nike’s flagship New York store on Monday.

And they are big business: $258 million were spent battling them in the United States last year, according to the National Pest Management Association.

Leading experts gathered in a Chicago suburb on Tuesday for a two-day summit on eradicating the hardy critters, which can live a year without feeding and like to explore at night, often catching rides to new homes in luggage, handbags and clothing.

“It’s easy to come in and kill bedbugs with insecticide, but it’s much harder to get to the point where you can be confident that they’re gone,” Kenneth Haynes, an entomologist with the University of Kentucky, told AFP.

Bedbugs are very good at hiding, he explained, and the problem is finding a poison which is powerful enough to kill all the bugs and their eggs but safe enough to be used indoors.

The summit’s showroom was filled with potential solutions: massive room heaters to bake the bugs, carbon dioxide sprayers to freeze the bugs, high powered steamers to boil the bugs, plastic moats and barriers to block the bugs from getting into beds, tight-fitting mattress protectors, and even specially-trained dogs to sniff out their hiding spots.

“There’s so much bedbug hysteria and 75 percent of it is well-founded,” said David James, whose company Packtite sells portable heating chambers designed to kill any critters that crawl into luggage or non-washable possessions like books and shoes.

“They’re so bad out there and they’re so hard to kill,” James said as he manned a busy display at the sold-out show.

“I’ve had people call me and say they’ve gone bankrupt trying to get rid of them because they keep replacing their clothes and furniture.”

There is unfortunately no silver bullet for eradicating bed bugs, said Phillip Cooper, president of BedBug Central, a for-profit educational organization which hosted the conference.

“Nothing works on its own,” said Cooper, who also runs a pest-control company founded by his father in 1955.

The best thing to do is try to keep bed bugs out of your home by carefully inspecting hotel rooms, washing all clothes taken on a trip in hot water and vacuuming or treating your luggage.

If you end up picking up the critters at work, a movie theatre, church or work, hope that you find them quick and call a professional right away.

A moderate infestation can be eradicated with a single, properly-applied treatment of insecticide, Cooper said. But serious infestations can require several treatments and a multiprong approach costing thousands of dollars.

One way large hotel and apartment complexes are cutting their costs is hiring sniffer dogs to pinpoint exactly which units are affected and find the nests.

A property manager at a large apartment complex outside Chicago, Shellie Beno, got into the business last year after residents started bringing her bags filled with bedbugs.

Pest controllers would spend hours tearing an apartment apart looking for nests. Her three dogs can search a typical unit in about five to seven minutes. And their noses can sniff out places people can’t, like behind the walls.

Another advantage is the dogs are much less intrusive and residents don’t have to worry that their neighbors will know they’ve got bugs.

“Would you rather have me going through your dresser drawers or my dogs?” said her Detective Bedbug partner David Bohannan.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4352739

 


 

German scientists discover rare ape species in Asia

German scientists said on Tuesday they had discovered a new rare and endangered ape species in the tropical rainforests between Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia by its distinctive song.

German scientists discover rare ape species in Asia

The new type of crested gibbon, one of the most endangered primate species in the world, is called the northern buffed-cheeked gibbon or Nomascus annamensis, a statement from the German Primate Centre (DPZ) said.

“The discovery of a new species of ape is a minor sensation,” said Christian Roos from the DPZ.

“An analysis of the frequency and tempo of their calls, along with genetic research, show that this is, in fact, a new species.”

The distinctive song “serves to defend territory or might even be a precursor of the music humans make,” the statement added.

The male of the new species is covered with black fur that appears silver in sunlight. His chest is brownish and his cheeks deep orange-golden in colour. The females are orange-beige in colour.

Crested gibbons are found only in Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia and southern China. Scientists had assumed there were six different species but the recent discovery takes the number to seven.

Gibbons have become endangered due to illegal hunting. “Gibbons are kept as cute pets, or they are eaten, or they are processed into traditional medicines,” said the DPZ.

Many species number only around 100 individuals, said Roos. Scientists currently have “absolutely no idea” how many of the new species might be alive, but are conducting further study to determine this, he told AFP.

Like orangutans, gorillas, chimpanzees and bonobos, gibbons belong to the apes, man’s closest relative.

“Only if we know where which species is found and how many individuals there are can we start with serious conservation actions,” added the scientist.

News of the discovery was published in the Vietnamese Journal of Primatology.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/regional/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4348978

 


 

Bizarre World Records

 

Most Pierced Woman – Elaine Davidson

Who says you need to be a celebrity to hit the headlines? These record-breakers proved that nothing is impossible.

Most Pierced Woman(AP file photo)

If you think Lady Gaga is eccentric, think again. You wouldn’t believe a woman would willingly punch more than 6,000 holes in her body.

Some of them have probably raked in big moolah for their indescribably amazing feats.

 


 

Does he have the biggest mouth too?

Most Bizarre World Record (AP file photo)

Austria’s Marco Hort set the world record for stuffing 259 straws in his mouth at one time, more than anyone else.

 


 

“Snake Manu”

bizarre world record (AP file photo)

C Manoharan,25, who is also known as Snake Manu, tried to break the world record by threading a live snake up his nose and out through his mouth. This is not the only stomach-churning stunt he has performed. In 2005, he claimed the world record with “most worms eaten in 30 seconds”, managing to gobble down 200 live earthworms, each measuring more than 10 cm.

 


 

Longest held hand-shake

Longest held hand-shake (AP file photo)

Jack Tsonis and Lindsay Morrison(picture), both in their 20s, attempted the longest continuous hand shake in September 2009. They managed to break the record by shaking hands for 12 hours, 34 minutes and 56 seconds. However, Americans Matthew Rosen and Joe Ackerman outdid the pair by setting a record at 15 hours, 30 minutes and 45 second in November 2009.

 


 

Most Tattooed Woman

world records (AP file photo)

Julia Gnuse, from California, is set to feature in 2011 Guinness World Records for sporting more tattoos than anyone else in the world. In her mid 30s, she developed a skin condition called porphyia which causes her skin to blister. In order to cover the scarring, the 55-year-old started getting tattoos over the affected areas. Eventually, 95% of her body was covered with drawings. The pictures range from jungle scenes and cartoons to the cast of Bewitched on her buttocks.

 


 

Eye-popping man

Eye-popping man (AP file photo)

Brazillian Claudio Pinto can pop both of his eyes at least 7 millimeters out of their sockets. Mr Pinto said, “It is a pretty easy way to make money. It is a gift from God, I feel blessed.”

 


 

Woman with most cosmetic surgeries done

Rock singer Cindy Jackson currently holds the record with the most number of cosmetic surgeries done. Brazillian model Angela Bismarchi(picture) underwent her 42nd plastic surgery in 2008, bringing her close to the world record of 47 surgical procedures, held by Cindy Jackson. Angela started her first surgery in 1992 after her breasts sagged due to nursing.

 


 

World’s Tallest and Shortest Men

World's Shortest and Tallest Men (AP file photo)

Sultan Kosen of Turkey, 27 is the current record holder of the tallest living man with a height of 246.5 cm (8 feet 1 inch) and He Pingping of China, 21, is officially the world’s shortest man with a height of 73 cm (2 feet 5 inch).

 


 

World’s ‘Hottest’ Woman

World's 'Hottest' Woman (AP file photo)

In 2009, 28-year-old Anandita Dutta Tamuly smeared ghost chilis, the world’s spiciest chili, in her eyes before gobbling all 51 fire-hot chillis in two minutes during an attempt to enter the Guinness World Records.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4258367

 


 

Taiwan man ‘marries’ goddess

A Taiwanese man out of luck in earthly love has married a goddess after she ordered him to do so in a dream, a report said Wednesday.

Taiwan man 'marries' goddess

The man, identified by his family name Lin, claimed the Lotus Fairy, a Taoist deity, started coming to him in his sleep after he went to her temple to seek her blessing following a series of failed relationships, said CTS TV.

The goddess soon instructed Lin to marry her, and to comply the 40-year-old held a “wedding ceremony” in which a young woman holding a statue of the goddess stood in for the bride, the report said.

Lin signed a wedding certificate and presented a ring to the goddess in the ceremony at her temple, which was decorated with red banners, according to the report.

Since the wedding, Lin has moved the statue to his home in central Taiwan to worship her and claimed that his “wife” has protected him from both illnesses and accidents, it said.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4268770

 


 

Bangladesh farmers turn to ‘frog weddings’

Farmers in a parched district of northern Bangladesh are marrying off frogs in a desperate bid to bring on monsoon rains and protect their crops, local officials said Wednesday.

Bangladesh farmers turn to 'frog weddings'

Bangladesh suffered its driest July in decades, prompting farmers to turn to the centuries-old rain-making ritual of celebrating frog marriages, officials say.

“There have been lot of frog marriages as there has been hardly any rainfall here even though it’s monsoon season,” Sadullahpur district government administrator Ariful Haq said.

At a frog wedding in Ramchandrapur village, 300 villagers dressed in their best clothes attended the festivities, said Tajul Islam, who was at the wedding.

“The frog bride and groom are highly decorated with a red streak of colour on their forehead and carried in a special basket to a banana-leaf stage,” he said.

“Villagers sing songs, make offerings of rice and grass, then after the ceremony the married frogs are released in the village pond,” he said, adding that all the village children then got traditional sweets.

Monsoon rains normally sweep Bangladesh from June to September, with the country receiving more than 75 percent of its annual rainfall during this period.

In July, usually the wettest month of the year, Bangladesh received 36 percent less rain than last year, said Shah Alam, deputy chief of the weather department.

“The rainfall in July was the lowest in the last three decades,” he said.

Scientists say Bangladesh is one of the countries worst hit by the effects of climate change with extreme weather conditions such as drought and flooding likely to increase in future.

“The situation is horrible. The farmers hardly have enough water to plant paddy crops. The water bodies have dried up,” Sadullahpur district government administrator Haq said.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4269729

 


 

Marriage with a dog

Marriage with a dog (AP file photo)

Selva Kumar married a 10-year-old female dog named Selvi to atone for stoning to death two dogs he found engaging in mating when he was a teenager. “After that my legs and hands got paralyzed and I lost hearing in one ear,” Kumar said. The groom also said that he would take care of it until its death.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4221102&page=1

 


 

First person to marry a dolphin

First person to marry a dolphin

Sharon Tendler, who was the first person to marry a dolphin, said it was love at first sight with Cindy. They got married in the southern Israeli port of Eilat in 2006. Sharon kissed Cindy, whispered “I love you” in his blow hole, and dived into the water to give the dolphin a hug.

“It’s not a perverted thing. I do love this dolphin. He’s the love of my life. He will still play with all the other girls there,” she said, of their prenuptial agreement. “I hope he has a lot of baby dolphins with the other dolphins. The more dolphins the better.”

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4221102&page=2

 


 

Man forced to ‘marry’ goat

Man forced to 'marry' goat (AP file photo)

In February 2006, a Sudanese man was forced to take a goat as his “wife”, after he was caught having sex with the animal. He was also ordered by the goat’s owner, Mr Alifi to pay a dowry of 15,000 Sudanese dinars.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4221102&page=3

 


 

Virtual girlfriend

Virtual girlfriend (AP file photo)

A Japanese man, who only wanted to be known as “Sal9000”, had fallen in-love with computer powered character, Nene Anegaski and decided to marry her.

“Her character changes to my liking as we talk and travel to different places”, said Sal.

This unique couple was married by civil wedding in a ceremony that had 40 guests in a town near Tokyo, Japan.

“I only want Nene right now, she’s better than a human girl,” Sal9000 told CNN.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4221102&page=4

 


 

Human-cat marriage

Human-cat marriage (AP file photo)

A German man unofficially married his asthmatic cat, Cecilia after the animal fell ill and vets told him it might not live much longer, Bild newspaper reported in March 2010.

Uwe Mitzscherlich, 39, paid an actress 300 euros (£260,$395) to officiate at the ceremony, as marrying an animal is illegal in Germany.

“Cecilia is such a trusting creature. We cuddle all the time and she has always slept in my bed,” he said.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4221102&page=5

 


 

‘Frog prince’

'Frog prince' (AP file photo)

Two seven-year-old girls, from the remote Pallipudupet village in Tamil Nadu’s Villupuram district were married off to frogs in January 2009. The ceremony, an annual feature during the Pongal festival, was said “to prevent the outbreak of mysterious diseases in the village”.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4221102&page=6

 


 

Marriage with a cobra

Marriage with cobra (AP file photo)

A woman who fell in love with a cobra has reportedly married the reptile at a traditional Hindu wedding celebrated by 2,000 guests in India’s Orissa state.

“Though snakes cannot speak nor understand, we communicate in a peculiar way. Whenever I put milk near the ant hill where the cobra lives, it always comes out to drink. I always get to see it every time I go near the ant hill. It has never harmed me,” she told the agency.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/photogallery.aspx?cp-documentid=4221102&page=7

 


 

Internet upgraded to foil cyber crooks

The Internet has undergone a key upgrade that promises to stop cyber criminals from using fake websites that dupe people into downloading viruses or revealing personal data.

Internet upgraded to foil cyber crooks

The agency in charge of managing Internet addresses teamed with online security services firm VeriSign and the US Department of Commerce to give websites encrypted identification to prove they are legitimate.

“This is, by any measure, an historic development,” ICANN chief executive Rod Beckstrom said while breaking the news at a premier Black Hat computer security conference in Las Vegas on Wednesday.

“This security upgrade matters to everyone who uses a computer, and that means most of us.”

The Domain Name System Security Extensions, referred to as DNSSEC, basically adds a secret, identifying code to each website address.

The domain name system is where the world’s Internet addresses are registered and plays a key role in enabling computers around the world to speak with one another online.

Applications commonly used on the Internet can be tailored to essentially check the ID of a website to make certain it is what it claims to be, according to Dan Kaminsky, a hacker turned computer security specialist.

For example, web browser software such as Google or Bing could be adapted to tell whether a bank log-in page is authentic.

“When a user receives an email from a bank they should know it came from a bank,” Kaminsky said. “This is something we needed as engineers to make this a reality.”

A frightening structural flaw in the foundation of the Internet revealed by Kaminsky at Black Hat here two years earlier led to the “biggest structural” upgrade to Web in decades, according to Beckstrom.

“I can’t say I really knew what I was getting into when I broke that whole DNS thing,” Kaminsky quipped as he took part in a press conference announcing the Internet improvement.

Kaminsky is chief scientist at New York start-up Recursion Ventures and worked with ICANN and VeriSign on the the Internet upgrade.

Internet engineers have been toiling on DNSSEC for 18 years, but technical and political obstacles stalled progress, Internet Engineering Task Force chairman Russ Housely said in a video call from a meeting of the group in the Netherlands.

“It can be thought of as tamper-proof packaging for the domain name structure,” Housely said.

“The whole Internet engineering community is excited by this development.”

He added that IETF members at the meeting toasted the announcement with champagne which “I assure you is not a common occurrence at a gathering of engineers.”

It will take time for Internet firms to take advantage of DNSSEC and for it to be applied to local domains in every country, according to Kaminsky.

“We are on Day One of a multi-year journey,” Kaminsky said.

DNSSEC strips cyber criminals of being able to do attacks that involve manipulating code to redirect people from legitimate websites to fake pages rigged with malicious code or asking for passwords and other valuable data.

“This provides a high level of protection with minimal disruption,” said VeriSign chief executive Mark McLaughlin.

“It is not a panacea for everything, but it is a good start.”

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/top-stories/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4245686

 


 

“Darth Vader” robs NY bank

AP Photo

Times must be tough for the Galactic Empire. According to The Daily Mail, a UK newspaper, a six-foot man dressed as the villainous Darth Vader robbed a bank in Long Island, New York. When man first entered the bank, staff and customers thought it was a joke. Their amusement quickly turned to shock when he took out a handgun and demanded cash.

Reportedly, one of the customers tried joking with the towering Sith Lord, thinking the wardrobe to be quite silly. He was quickly rebuffed when the man, gun in hand, screamed, “This is not a joke” to cashiers.

Admittedly, not very Vader-ish language.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4241486

 


 

‘Rabbit-fearing’ German teacher loses case against pupil

A German court on Tuesday threw out the case of a schoolteacher against a pupil who had allegedly been tormenting her by scrawling pictures of rabbits on the blackboard.

'Rabbit-fearing' German teacher loses case against pupil

The court in Vechta, northern Germany declined to hear the complaint of the teacher, who was seeking an injunction against the 16-year-old girl to stop her from making the drawings or claiming the plaintiff had a paralysing fear of rabbits.

“The plaintiff now has a month to appeal the verdict,” the court’s chief judge Mechthild Beckermann said, declining to elaborate.

Witnesses had told the judge that the teacher ran sobbing out of the classroom when she saw the image of a rabbit on the blackboard. The girl denied making the drawings.

Two years ago at another school, the teacher took a pupil to court and reached a settlement in which the teenager agreed never again to claim that the plaintiff “freaked out” when she saw a rabbit or heard the word.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4229926

 


 

UFO sighted at Malaysian beach resort

If you’re Malaysian, rejoice! We haven’t escaped the notice of suspected extraterrestials. We’ll let you decide if the following is a precursor to a full-scale invasion or a routine sampling of our country’s famously varied food.

AP File Photo

The serene atmosphere at a beach resort near the city of Kota Kinabalu, Sabah was quickly broken when a UFO allegedly appeared in the sky without warning on Saturday evening, according to Harian Metro, a Malaysian paper.

One witness, 27-year old Jemas Dungil, reported seeing a round, blue object floating in the air that turned green seconds later.

The appearance of the UFO (unidentified flying object) was reportedly witnessed by several Tuaran Beach Resort staff members and guests. They claimed that the object emitted blue and green light, floated in the air for a minute, and then vanished in a blink of an eye.

While some witnesses claimed to have successfully captured images of the object with their handphones, others asserted that their mobile phones mysteriously “went dead” when they attempted to do so.

Harian Metro noted that Malaysia’s first recorded UFO sighting took place in the 1950s. A man allegedly saw a flying saucer in Petaling Jaya, Selangor.

The last UFO sighting apparently happened in 1999 at Tanjung Sepat, Kuala Langat.

Editor’s note: Were you at the resort? Got pics of the UFO described above? Send them to sebastian.loh@catchadigital.com. No spam, please.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4228564

 


 

Scientists devise guide to the perfect handshake

Help is here for people who are overcome with nerves when faced with the age-old custom of shaking hands — British scientists have unveiled a step-by-step guide to the perfect handshake.

Scientists devise guide to the perfect handshakeResearchers at the University of Manchester, in northwest England, said on Thursday that the biggest problems were sweaty palms, limp wrists, gripping too hard and lack of eye contact.

Geoffrey Beattie, the university’s head of psychological sciences, came up with a mathematical formula which took into account 12 key measures needed to convey trust and respect to the recipient.

They include vigour, eye contact and hand temperature.

“The human handshake is one of the most crucial elements of impression formation and is used as a source of information for making a judgment about another person,” he said.

The researcher added he was surprised “that up until now there has not been a guide showing people how they should shake hands,” which has been a traditional greeting and a key part of business deals for thousands of years.

Beattie’s steps to the perfect handshake, for both men and women, are: use the right hand; a complete grip and a firm squeeze (but not too strong); a cool and dry palm; approximately three shakes, with a medium level of vigour, held for no longer than two to three seconds.

The handshake must also be executed with eye contact kept throughout and a good natural smile with an appropriate verbal statement, according to the scientist.

Source: http://news.malaysia.msn.com/weird-news/article.aspx?cp-documentid=4223168

 


 

Top Weirdest Health Therapies – Smoking

AP File Photo (AP File Photo)

Yes, we do know that smoking kills. But evidence suggests that the chances of developing Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s might be 50% lower in smokers. Nicotine has also been found to help those with ADHD, affecting the brain the way normal stimulants would. However, even with these medical findings, we’re not suggesting that you start lighting

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Top Weirdest Health Therapies – Beer baths

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The Czech cure for aging. Originating from the town of Chodova Plana in the Czech Republic, the world’s first beer health centre offers soothing hot baths containing healing mineral water and a dark bathing beer, complete with a bath-side bar.

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Top Weirdest Health Therapies – Dog dung

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A cure for throat inflammations. ‘Album Graecum’, dog dung that has turned white due to exposure to air, is mixed with a little honey and used as a medicinal drug to cleanse inflammations of the throat. Overkill, much?

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Maggots – debridement therapy

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Treatment that makes use of the natural impulses of maggots to feed on rotting, decaying flesh. Perfect for cleaning out infected wounds. These little creepy crawlies are placed in a wound and from there, they dissolve the infected tissue, killing off the bacteria while promoting healing. Of course, after the healing process, the maggots are conveniently removed to avoid further complications.

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Fecal Bacteriotherapy

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Used in treating certain inflammatory bowel disorders like ulcerative colitis. The process comes in a series of enemas given to the patient over a course of 5 days. A sample of poop is taken from a healthy donor and turned into liquid for anal insertion. The healthy bacteria will grow in the target patient, ultimately healing him or her. If that’s not gross enough, fecal bacteriotherapy can also be administered via a tube in the nose!

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Virtual Dolphin Therapy

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This particular therapy is cheap and simple. Zero props required. It’s all in your head, man. The process sounds excessively simple, but surprisingly has produced positive results. One simply has to lie down on a couch without shutting one’s eyes. Then imagine watching dolphins play around underwater as you focus your auditory senses to the sounds of the ocean. This peculiar treatment claims to bring a deep state of Zen-like relaxation and rejuvenation.

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  1. Lim So Fi on Jun 18, 2021 at 10:35 pm

    Yes, strange, weird, disgusting, and some even unthinkable. It’s interesting to read this strange news from different parts of the world, marrying animals & god, a solution that turned into addiction, new technological improvements (now in 2021, we have even moved further), and problems faced by people no matter where you may be. I love Rinpoche’s site which provides so many informative topics and is a place of learning for us.

  2. Anne Ong on Mar 9, 2017 at 9:21 pm

    This is very weird, people can do just anything to get the limelight shone on them. Especially,Man forced to ‘marry’ goat. Top Weirdest Health Therapies – Dog dung. Marriage with a dog.Bangladesh farmers turn to ‘frog weddings’.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these weird and interesting news happening around the world. 🙂

  3. samfoonheei on Aug 2, 2016 at 4:28 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing…all these weird and interesting news happening around the world.After reading it i found its really weird …like marriage with a dog, a dolphin or a goat and so on.So funny in deed but it happen.
    Thanks ,glad to know and do enjoy reading it.

  4. Beatrix Ooi on Mar 28, 2016 at 3:49 am

    This is very weird, people can do just anything to get the limelight shone on them. One of the weirdest for me would be World’s Hottest Woman. I don’t understand how could someone do this to themselves and suffer tremendously just so that they can be ‘famous’.

    I personally know some people who would do anything to get the attention, it’s pretty sad sometimes because that’s they live their whole life craving for attention.

    But I must say that I am really surprised to know that there are people out there who marry snakes? Can never really understand how their minds work.

  5. Anila on Nov 12, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    It is not surprising that this German man married his cat because the cat has been a companion to him like lovers except that in normal circumstances it will not be this way. Animals minus their being able to talk can also have emotion.Uwe Mitzseherlich must have loved his cat so much that he is prepared to pay about 300 euros for a witness to his marriage to the cat Cecilia. Cecilia the cat got sick and when taken to the vet by the German man Uwe Mitzseherlich was told that his cat will not have long to live. If we talk about past like I think the marriage of this German to the cat in her previous life did not work out. So in this life when she take rebirth as a cat to finish the connection and relationship before she goes to another rebirth.

  6. Anila on Nov 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    When Selva Kumar married the 10 year old female dog he was already matured. But he was paralysed on the legs and hands and lost his hearing. He realised that the cause of his handicap was due to his bad karma of stoning two dogs to death when they were found mating. This happen when he was a teenager. Hinduism is like Budhhism which he believe in purification and Karma. Now Selva Kumar feels he must balance up his Karma and free his mind of guilt of killing. He feels by marrying this female dog called Selvi whom he thinks may be the dog he has killed and has taken rebirth again for him to take care of her as a repentance.

  7. Anila on Nov 12, 2010 at 6:41 pm

    I can feel the spicy hot chilli burning in my system already without having to swallow it. What more gobbling 51 fire hot chillis. When we can’t take more than 5 hot chilli padi at any one time. Then smearing the eyes with the world’s spiciest chillis called ghost chillis. Imagine the eyes are a very sensitive part of our body. And also imagine to attempt to enter the Guinness World Records in 2009. 28 years old Anandita Dutta Tamuly is doing all the above. I guess she must be a Hindu and spiritual also. She does not think of the consequences that would have occurred. Taking the risk of entering the Guinness Book of Records without even knowing whether she can be nominated yet. I guess the gods may have helped her and put her into meditative state to do these feats.

  8. Anila on Nov 12, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    It may seem strange that this Taiwan man marries a ‘goddess’. But how do you know whether this is a goddess called Lotus Fairy. She only appear in a dream. Dreams can be deceiving. Because the man Lin has gone to this temple to seek and solve his problems of broken relationships from the Deity. Lin’s mind may be playing on him. Since he had so many failed relationships that makes him unhappy. The thought that a goddess will not fail him as earthlings would. So he is obsessed with the dream that he has and believed that it is the goddess that he has married and givi ng him protection. I believe it is his own mind that has given him the stability and confidence. It may be also be a pschiatric problem.

  9. Anila on Nov 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    I won’t say that I don’t believe that the residents in Mozambique say that their ancestors are not happy with the traditional ceremonies done during the reactivation of the Senal Rail line connecting the Indian Ocean Port City of Beira to the interior in 2008 after 25 years of disuse. As the dead ancestors are spirits and are formless they show their anger by destroying a hippopotamus working on maintenance on a line close to Zambezi River. Another incident happened in Southern Mozambique. When a herd of cattles was run over at night by a rail line going to a remote area in Swaziland. At this two areas of the rail line some of the residents ancestors may have worked in these 2 rail lines when they were alive. Or if we take it in a Dharma thinking this may be due to Karma which have taken fruition in the Hippopotamus and the herd of 35 cattles.

  10. Carmen Koo on Oct 5, 2010 at 11:20 am

    Strange, Interesting, Obscure, Weird, whatever it is, each one of us has our own judgements and opinions on each of the articles found in here. It is interesting to note how our individual judgement has derived from our minds and thoughts, and what our reaction is to reading each article whilst comparing it with someone else from a different culture and exposure. How has these perceptions and labels come about? As Rinpoche mentioned, it is through years of ‘learned’ perceptions that we have been exposed to thus resulting in our own classification and labelling of external stimuli from our senses. It is then that we are attached to our thoughts, in judging whether something is weird or reasonable, good or bad, positive or negative, and through that, we react.

    Nonetheless, thank you for the post, Rinpoche! It was very….interesting. Covered a broad spectrum of news. A pleasant read and teaching :).

  11. Anila on Sep 30, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Among the Chinese communities in families where ladies have given birth. The Chinese are the only race that use beers to bathe mothers in confinement and new born babies. Now even in the western world business are opened to cater for rejuvenation purposes. It is said for the Chinese when a baby is born. The baby has a lot of impurities when he was in the mothers womb. Heat rashes will form causing the baby to get sick. Bathing the baby with beer or sometimes stout will purify the babies system. As for the mother it is also the same. And also juvenating at the same time. This sort of bath have to be taken for at least one month or more everyday.

  12. Anila on Sep 30, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    The children may not have any bad motive when they start throwing dead possums around. They take it as fun because of their ignorance and because of ego in a competition when they feel great when they win a challenge. In this case the children are not at fault but the school who organise this type of sport to the students. In schools morality should be taught not to hurt animals or even to abuse animals that are dead. The world is trying to pro mote the awareness of protecting animals and not to take advantage in abusing them in the form of sports like what people in Thailand are doing by engaging in cockfighting.

  13. Anila on Sep 28, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Why can’t Maggots be used for retreatments to heal when there also the same look alike type of maggots that can be used asnd fried and eaten in Thailand as delicasies. In China cockroaches are killed and dried and put among the other dried herbs to make herbal drinks to cure sickness. What I am going to tell you about another story is true. Among the olden Chinese when a woman in confinement develops pneumonia. The old people and sinseh will recommend droppings from the pidgeons be boiled with herbs ands given to the sick woman to drink as pneumonia can be fatal and she can die.

  14. patsy on Sep 26, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Marriage with a dog,a dolphin or a cobra! Strange but true. Eating dog dung to cure throat inflammation! Well just perceive it is not dog dung but medicine to threat throat inflammation. In samsara everything is weird, and anything is possible.

    Thank you Rinpoche for posting these interesting bizarre articles to widen our perception in life.

  15. Anila on Sep 26, 2010 at 5:39 pm

    Bed bugs! Oh how I hate the pungent smell of it when you accidently roll over it when you are sleeping. These bugs will always creep into the 4 corners of the seam of your pillows. And your bolster too if you have one. And also at the edges of your mattress. I heard it thrives on wood. In the Chinese tranlated it is translated as wood bugs. When I was small I live in an old house where the flooring is made of wood. Especially in olden day houses you will find a lot of bed bugs. Before I sleep I use to catch and throw them away. Surprisingly I don’t hear about bed bugs in Malaysia these days.

  16. Knut Eggers on Sep 26, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I love the article about the new ape discovery. How very wonderful and precious!

  17. Andrew Chiam on Sep 26, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    Thanks Rinpoche for the sharing on the collection of interesting stuff thta happens around the world. Weird but educational at the same time.

  18. Ling on Sep 26, 2010 at 2:54 pm

    Waw good and interesting read! Thank you very much Rinpoche for putting together and sharing these news, stories from around the world. It is always good to learn something new, increase our general knowledge and awareness of the world around us, the world we live in.

    Personally, it is not healthy if we are insular…and that does not mean literally living on an island! It is always good to take a step outside, be it from our table, office, house, country to see, hear, taste, learn, share, feel, touch what is out there – sometimes it means just next door to note and bond with people and events.

    We are so lucky to have the internet which gives us easy and instant access to information.We are learning faster than ever and gobbling up new, stories facts like never before…

    As long as we are open minded and remain so and not be judgmental … our journey of discovery never ends…what may be wrong to us may be just a way of life with our fellow men. our counterparts on the other side of the globe…

    Who are we to say right or wrong when we are not in their shoes? But at least we can sincerely say we can try, do try, to see from their perspectives. Embrace the wprld, the diversities, individualities, the what if’s, the what’s that, who’s done what … stay current!

    And I must say that is one of the reason why I like reading Rinpoche’s blog, – it is a good mix of everything – food for the soul that caters to everyone at their level!

  19. benji on Sep 25, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Thank you Rinpochela for the break – from my fixated mind!

  20. Anila on Sep 25, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Not surprising when snakes can enter your home.Then show themselves at places where you least expected them to be. And you wonder how the snake can get in. I understand Anaconda are said to have come fronm the Amazon river. How then did it appear in Poland. For snake to be 6.5 foot is large. I myself have encountered an experience with a smaller snake. It was a long time ago. And I don’t remember what species it belong to. But I remember where I found the snake. I found the snake in one of my shoe box which was placed at the bottom of 9 other boxes on top with shoes inside. Before going out I decide to take my shoe to wear. When I open the lid there was this snake staring at me. Off course I called for help and had it taken out. But the mysterious part of it is. How did the snake get into the bottom box with the lid on.

  21. Knut Eggers on Sep 24, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Dearest most interesting and beloved friend.
    you are COMPLETELY blowing my mind.
    Have you heard that one about this crazy german buddhist taking rejoice in selling wine and even things like Vodka in a supermarket?
    Much love, your buddy Knut

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:47 PM
    Interesting article indeed tells us a thousand words of a Great Lama . When Lama Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa was born many people witnessed numerous auspicious sign. He could understand and memorized complicated texts at a very young age proving that he was someone very special. He received many teachings and tantric initiations from many great masters of different lineages. Many of Lama Tshongkhapa’s teachings were composed through the instructions and inspiration of deities and masters appearing in pure vision. Tsongkhapa was a prolific author of tantric literature, composing and gave teaching to many of what he had discovered. Tsongkhapa’s fame as a great scholar and realized practitioner was well known and respected by many all over Tibet and China. Even the Yongle Emperor of the Chinese Ming Dynasty invited him to give teachings. Interesting article to understand better of this Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tsongkhapa-lobzang-drakpa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:43 PM
    Trulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was an important Gelugpa lama who gave up his life to arise as the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen , who had reincarnated lifetime after lifetime to benefit all beings. He and the Fifth Dalai Lama had shared a very respectful and close relationship. He was one of the most highly respected and sought-after Lamas of the land. He was deeply learned and well-versed in scriptures, and also having received many direct visions of deities and exalted Gurus. Rare and very precious secret writings of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen can be found in Music Delighting an Ocean of Protectors. He was truly a great teacher of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/golden-undefeated-lama-of-blessings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:37 PM
    Reading again this article to get a better understanding of the significance of placing our Dharma statues and items in the correct order. Nor matter what the statues made of we have to respect it and placing correctly. In the Buddhist tradition, statues are created to represent Buddha. Each Buddha image represents the spirit of the teachings of Buddha. Each statue features common physical attributes, poses, and postures that define its purpose and meaning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/statues-and-stupas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:55 PM
    nteresting read of a great Lama Tsarchen Losal Gyatso who is the founder of the Sakya tradition. One of the three branches of the Sakya School, which is part of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting story of how his illness was occurred and meeting the mysterious lady at monastery courtyard well. The lady who gave him a small Tibetan pecha manuscript wrapped in cloth before vanishing. Apparently Vajrayogini had appeared to him leading him to the great master Doringpa at Tashi Lhunpo. Since then he studied with 63 masters of all traditions. He had travelled tremendously to various place to perform great deeds, giving teachings and benefiting all whom he encountered along his journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsarchen-losal-gyatso-lineage-holder-of-vajrayoginis-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:53 PM
    interesting read of Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche, one of our Guru previous life. He was one of the most important disciples of Kyabje Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Kentrul Rinpoche had spent many years in remote areas like Phari on the Tibet-India border. Where he worked tirelessly to improve the condition of local monasteries and built large Buddha statues. He even built a three-storey statue of Maitreya Buddha. Highly respected by many locals and remembered by monks of the monastery for his work. Kentrul Rinpoche was also known for performing extensive pujas for people of the area. Kentrul Rinpoche will always be remembered as the lama who remained devoted to his teacher until his final moments. He went out of his way to help the sufferings, in desperate situations. His is a legacy that is timeless and beyond compare. Both Kentrul Rinpoche and our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s activities did exhibit an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for Dharma, Guru devotion . Both have the similarities after-all. Interesting read, shared by Pastor Jean Ai on Tsem Rinpoche ‘s previous reincarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:51 PM
    Very interesting article of great Lamas whom I never find it bored reading over and over again. Anything related to history had me feeling excited.
    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was a great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar. He was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. Even more than three hundred years ago he was eliminated yet he continued reincarnating until present day as been confirmed by many great beings. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in fulfilling the promise he made to Nechung protector arose as World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, merely to serve the teachings of Je Tsongkapa and sentient beings. After realising the mistakes done by his officers 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel and even composed a prayers texts to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. He named the Chapel as Trode Khangsar which still exist to this day at Lhasa, Tibet .May more people reading this article to understand more who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was. An interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:48 PM
    The Kangxi Emperor was the third emperor of the Qing dynasty. He is considered by historians to be one of the greatest emperors in the history of China. Having ruled China over 61 years, he was the longest-reigning Chinese emperors in dynastic history. He was thought of as one of the greatest emperors because, under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was comparatively benevolent. He was also highly educated and was known as a hardworking emperor who ruled diligently. His rule was a period of expansion, stability, and prosperity for the Chinese Empire. Kangxi gave religious freedom to all religions and had sponsored many literary works, monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia. He was considered an extremely modern Emperor at that time whom was loved by many. He was said to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri as recorded in the ancient scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:28 PM
    The unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa was proclaimed to be Sonam Yeshe Wangpo. From birth, he spoke with clairvoyance and seemed to remember people and events of his past life. Even as a young man , he travelled tremendously as part of his retinue, with the 3rd Dalai Lama and gave various teachings as well. Throughout the journey, he had even composed verses to praise and commentaries on the teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:26 PM
    Master Hongyi, a multitalented Buddhist Monk famous for being a talented writer and musician . He was one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Born in wealthy family yet he choose to he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Already, even as a child, developed an extraordinarily where he could memorised Buddhist text. Master Hongyi dedicated the rest of his life to Buddhist practice and became one of the most prominent monks of 20 Century China. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing of a great Lama Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/master-hongyi-the-maverick-patriarch-of-the-chinese-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:24 PM
    Spirits and unseen beings are everywhere not only actually restricted to specific areas. Places such as cemeteries, abandoned houses or places where death occurred. There are many different types of spirits around us, unseen to the naked eye, but for some they could see it or sense their presence. Many people of different faith reported having experienced sense the presence of spirits. Interesting rather scary reading Steven Wong ghostly experienced in the motel . I have encounter such before staying in hotel . More scary I can say. That’s past history, since coming to Buddhism I am not scare at all , I will recite DS Mantra . Later do prayers and dedicate to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/paranormal-experiences-occur-everywhere-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:21 PM
    Reading this article written by Tsering Shakya, again as it tells us more and understand better of the situation suffered by Tibetan people. Due to the Dorje Shugden controversy many Tibetans suffered . Many of them migrated to other countries to the west for better opportunities. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Somehow once in a foreign land they tend to lose their traditions and cultures slowly over times. Living in foreign land , it difficult to maintain their true identity. For them Tibetans maintaining links to the homeland presents a very unique challenges tasks. If only the Tibetan leadership more opened, forgo the past and accepts as what HH Dalai Lama said that Dorje Shugden is no evil and do no harm. Tibetan Buddhist could continue practicing the Dorje Shugden’s practice. Tibetan should stand united to protect the Tibetan heritage and culture instead discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners so much so had divided the Tibetans. Many of them left and migrated else where to look for better livelihood.
    Tsem Rinpoche had gone through a rough time , rejected twice from the moment of birth from Taiwan to US and travelling to India where Rinpoche found a place called home then. Later to Malaysia as advice by his Guru.
    To this end, the discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners must end for the sake of the all Tibetans living in India and Nepal .
    A very good article by Tsering Shakya, more people should read it to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetans-rejected-twice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:19 PM
    Wow…that’s great , rejoice Pastor Joy, you have painted over a thousand Buddha statues over the years. Pastor you have a painter’s fine hands. I saw those Buddha ‘s images beautifully painted without formal training is a great achievement. Pastor has turn un-groomed images into something beautiful. A great painter that have put a lot of work into it and it has paid off .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Joy for sharing this with us for-most looking at most of the painted Buddha images tells us a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/painting-buddha-statues
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:44 PM
    Feeling disappointed when someone a Sangha supposed to promote peace, harmony and helps to give teachings to those who are new instead promoting hatred, cursing another person. Its wrong to tell people to break their samaya with their teachers. They must be given the wrong information about Dorje Shugden and Shugden Buddhist practitioners . The Tibetan Leadership has spread their lies and causing misunderstanding among the Tibetans. The rights of Dorje Shugden practitioners were denied just because for practicing their religion as they have done for the past 400 years. Dorje Shugden practitioners are side-lined from their own community, denied medical care, education and even employment in government offices. The Tibetan Leadership has instituted this ban against Dorje Shugden causing sufferings among many. Sad indeed hopefully these controversy will dissolve soon as more people understand and know that Dorje Shugden is not an evil as claimed by the Tibetan leadership.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Jean Ai for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/go-on-break-your-samaya.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:42 PM
    Buddhism is one of the most popular religions all over the world. Buddha statues have different shapes, sizes, different gestures or mudras and styles of presentation. Well said by Tsem Rinpoche the bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference in our life. It gives out more powerful positive and relaxing energy to help us. concentrate better. One of the methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. By circumambulating 500 mantra stones one time we could accumulate much more merits in just one round of circumambulation. All thanks to Rinpoche having this idea with many mantra stones as possible for us to circumambulate. The larger the Buddha image, the more merits are collected the greatest amount of benefit for one who sincerely circumambulating.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this amazing post and explaining all the details for us to understand more.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 15. 2022 12:37 PM
    Ra Lotsawa said to be an emanation of Manjushri was a great tantric master who had used wrathful means to subjugate his opponents. He was declared to be a saint and a fully enlightened Buddha. Many viewed as a murderous villain with magical powers and by some as a liberator of human suffering. Ra Lotsawa used his power and magical abilities to defeat his enemies rather rivals to accumulate wealth. He received many Empowerments and practices, which came into conflict with other lamas. His life offers a rare view into the often overlooked roles of magic and sorcery in the Buddhist tradition. In the book The All-Pervading Melodious Drumbeat tells the story of Ra Lotsawa Dorjé Drak . It was written by Ra Yeshe Sengye, and translated for the first time into English. Despite this obsessed legacy, his fame also rests on an illustrious career as a translator of Buddhist scriptures. Ra Lotsawa was so revered in Tibetan Buddhism even though he was so evil where nobody can denied. Interesting read an classic account of one of the most colourful and memorable figures in Tibetan Buddhist history.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/ra-lotsawa-the-yamantaka-hero.html

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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
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Is this where Rinpoche received the thangkha of Dream Manjushri?
Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
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Is this the ruins of Zimkhang Gongma established by Panchen Sonam Drakpa. -Choong
We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
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We hold our DS puja weekly without fail. We welcome you to join us. Penang DS puja @ 3pm~ by Jacinta
DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
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DS PUJA @ Penang. A close up of the offerings. What a feast! #Throwback 23/7/2022.
#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback 23/7/2022. Our weekly DS puja attendees. All of us were getting ready to invite Buddhas to come forth, joining and blessing us during DS puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
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#Throwback23/7/2022 Welcoming Buddha Shakyamuni, Gyenze, Shize & Namgyalma to Penang chapel. Abundance offerings, including sensory offerings were nicely set up and offered up to Buddha surfing our weekly DS puja @ 3pm, Jalan Seang Tek, Penang ~by Jacinta
Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 17 July 2022
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Kechara Earth Project 12 June 2022
#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ by Jacinta
Photo from JC
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Photo from JC
Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to WE-fie. Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
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Trying to "WE-fie". Do we get that just alright, lol? Come and join us next time at Jalan Seang Tek, Kechara Penang Chapel. Celebrate Wesak with us ~ by Jacinta
Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
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Celebrated Wesak Day 2022 in Penang, with a group of fun, committed, helpful and also devoted friends & family. Kechara Penang Study Group 15/5/2022 ~by Jacinta
Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Vesak Day 2022 - Bird liberation. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
5 months ago
The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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