Take Steps to Prevent Cancer!

Sep 17, 2016 | Views: 1,011

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Dear friends around the world,

Cancer is one of the most feared diseases because it can stay dormant for decades until the condition turns critical. Although most cancers are now curable with chemotherapy and a series of modern treatments, it’s still better for us to take precautionary actions. With cancer rates rising around the world, the information gathered below may come in very useful and educational for some. Along with the treatment of cancer which arises due to karma, we can do some powerful purification practices, life extension practices and this will enhance very much the course of treatment we pursue medically. After all since all diseases arise due to karma, we need to ‘attack’ the disease both from the source (karma) and treated symptomatically by medicines and diet. If we attack diseases by a two pronged method of spiritual practice and modern medicine, our chances of survival will be higher. A qualified lama with the ability to do divinations will be worth visiting. He can prescribe the special pujas, meditations, retreats, yidam and practices we can do to attack this karma directly at the source. Since healing is our objective, then what is important is we grab any chance we can. Our lives are certainly worth it. Since during the treatment process of cancer we have so much free time on our hands, it would be wise to do spiritual practices recommended by a lama and not waste time. I ‘ve seen this many times and it works. Our life is certainly worth it. All sufferings arise from negative karma and all karma can be purified if not too late. There is no guarantee, but better than doing nothing or if we could do more than what we are doing, why not?

Please read this article carefully and share it with as many people as you can. May all beings be free of disease and sufferings.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

15 Cancer Warning Signs People Assume Aren’t Dangerous Until It’s Too Late

For those of us who are aware of a certain type of cancer in our family medical history, we take great pains to watch for those specific signs. We work with a trusted doctor to monitor our health, and help prevent it as much as possible.

Yet, many people don’t notice the signs of a cancer they weren’t expecting. It also doesn’t help that the cancer treatment industry only promotes public awareness for a handful of cancer types. That’s why it’s important to know as much as possible about what your body does when it starts to respond to cancer cells.

 

Universal Cancer Signs and Symptoms

Every form of cancer comes with its own unique collection of signs and symptoms. It all depends on where the cancer cells are and how widespread they’ve become. However, there are certain symptoms that are common to many types of cancer, if not all.

Many of these are related to the way the human body responds to unwanted entities. Others are part of the effect that cancer cells can have on any region in the body. Take a look at some of the most general signs and symptoms that you’re fighting against cancer in your body.

1. Fatigue

Cancer cells sap your body’s energy supply. Fatigue is a natural result of your immune system’s response to fighting cancer cells. Some cancers also cause blood loss, producing the same effect. So, if you’re tired no matter how much you sleep, you should seek medical attention.

 

2. Weight Loss

If you suddenly drop pounds without reason (no lifestyle or diet changes, and no medication changes), it could be a sign of cancer. According to The American Cancer Society, most cancer patients experience this unexplained weight loss at some point.

 

3. Fever

Fever can be associated with cancers of the immune system, but it also is a sign that any type of cancer is beginning to spread to other areas of the body.

 

4. Pain

Persistent pain in any one area of the body (for example, back pain or headaches) can be associated with certain types of cancer. While different areas are related to different types of cancer, any chronic pain should be looked into.

 

5. Skin Changes

These aren’t just associated with skin cancers! Warning signs include finding darkened, yellowed, or reddened skin.

 

6. Unusual Hair Growth

Once again, this warning sign isn’t limited to skin cancers. What might be the biggest factor for cancer symptoms is a quick change in your body. If you notice something new, consult a doctor about it.

 

7. Changes in freckles or mole

Look out for a change in the color, size, or shape of your freckles and moles. Similar to other skin changes, you should consult a doctor when you notice anything different (especially if it’s also painful).

 

8. Indigestion

This might be one of the most misdiagnosed symptoms, since almost everyone experiences indigestion at some point. Nevertheless, it’s associated with cancers of the upper digestive tract. Look out for difficulty swallowing and stomach pain that doesn’t go away.

 

9. Lumps or thickening

If you notice a new lump, or an old one changing in size, see your doctor about it. Many types of cancer are associated with growths and tumors that can be felt through the skin.

 

10. Bleeding

There are several forms of cancer that cause unexpected bleeding. The source depends on the cancer type. Signs include coughing up blood, finding blood in stool or urine, or noticing bloody discharge (from somewhere on your skin or mucosal tissue).

 

11. Sores

Sores are associated with a few types of cancer including skin cancers, oral cancer, and cancer affecting the genitals. If you notice the appearance of a sore anywhere on your body, you should see your doctor about it.

 

12. Changes in your #1’s

If you need to take more trips to the bathroom than usual, or if you’re experiencing pain associated with urinating, it could be a sign of cancers affecting the bladder or prostate.

 

13. Changes in your #2’s

If you’re experiencing regular constipation or diarrhea, or if you have suddenly different stool size, it could be a sign of cancer in the lower digestive tract. The same goes if you experience pain.

 

14. Coughing

If you have a chronic cough or scratchy throat, it could be a warning of developing respiratory tract cancer, such as lung cancer or throat cancer. See your doctor when a cough doesn’t go away.

 

15. Unusual Lymph Nodes

We have multiple lymph nodes all over our bodies. Sometimes, they can feel swollen due to an infection. However, if you notice a lymph node that is uncomfortable, tender, or swollen for several weeks, you should consult your doctor about it.

 

Special Note

If you suspect that the symptoms you’re experiencing are signs of cancer, it’s important to seek medical attention as soon as possible. The sooner you identify and treat cancer, the greater chance you have of beating it before it spreads to other areas of the body (no matter what treatment method you and your doctor decide on).

Source: http://www.e-buddhism.com/2016/07/15-cancer-warning-signs-people-assume.html

 


 

These Foods Make Cancer Cells Grow in Your Body! STOP Eating Them RIGHT NOW!

You need to consume healthy food and maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Today all the food that we consume is GMO produced and is cancerogenous. You need to choose your food wisely.

 

Canned Tomatoes

Bisphenol–A or BPA is a chemical that is consisted in the lining of canned foods. Canned tomatoes are not any exception. The tomatoes are acidic in this form and should be avoided.

Instead of canned tomatoes, you can buy glass bottles or cook crisp.

 

Farmed Salmon

Fish is one of the healthiest foods that nature provides us. Farmed salmon is a type of fish you should remove from your menu. The salmon fish is contaminated with a great number of chemicals, pesticides, antibiotics, and other cancer–causing agents. You shouldn’t buy salmon that is red because it is not its natural color.

 

Processed Meats

Processed meats contain numerous additives and chemicals, together with sodium nitrates that make them look fresh and appealing and are hazardous.

 

Soda Pop

Studies show that people who drink more than one soda each day had a higher danger of stroke, than persons who didn’t consume soft drinks, according to one of the latest researches published in the American Journal of Nutrition. Soda pop drinks are full of sugar and have so much calories, responsible for weight gain.

 

Microwave Popcorn

Microwave popcorn has a chemical called Propyl gallate. It causes skin rashes and stomach issues, as well as soybean oil that is a GMO product, and many other additives.

 

Foods highly salted, pickled or smoked

Those types of food contain preservatives and are cured by utilization of nitrites or nitrates.

Smoking food brings many chemicals and loses the natural compounds from the food. Tar is a well-known cancer-causing agent. Salami, for example, meats, bacon, bologna, and sausage are extremely high in salt and fat.

 

GMOs

Genetically modified organisms or GMOs are foods that have been grown with chemicals and modified by chemicals.

 

Potato Chips

Potato chips are really high in calories and fat. They have various additives and colors, as well as artificial flavors. The potato chips are fried in really high temperatures in order to look firm, but that causes them to make a substance that is known as acrylamide, a carcinogen agent also found in cigarettes.

 

Refined Sugars

Refined sugars increase insulin levels.

German Otto Warburg, the Nobel laureate in medicine (1931), primarily found that cancers and tumors both use sugars in order to “feed” themselves and therefore, to increase in size. And with it increase the number of cancer patients.

 

Red Meat

Red meat is the leading cause for colon cancer. A research made in the USA followed about 150,000 people between the ages of 50 – 74 showed that a long term utilization of red meat extended the amount of colon malignancy set up in the subjects concentrated on.

Avoiding these foods and buy organic and healthy food to live longer and happier!

Source: http://www.e-buddhism.com/2016/07/these-foods-make-cancer-cells-grow-in.html
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  1. Yee Yin on Oct 12, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing this article on cancer disease and how to prevent them. The food that we are eating and the environment we are living in are giving us more problems than before even though we might be living more comfortably now. We must really take care of what we are eating to maintain our health. But what is interesting to know from this article is that cancer can also be prevented or cured by doing spiritual practice.

    Whatever we are going through, the good or bad experiences are due to our karmas. The manifestation of cancer is also due to our karmas, the food and environment are the conditions to make the cancer karma ripens. Therefore, the root cause is really our karma. When the cancer disease manifest, we can deal with it with medical treatment and also spiritual practice.

    If we have a guru, he will be able to help us by prescribing a practice for us to do. If we don’t have a guru, we can always do Dorje Shugden practice to ask for help. Dorje Shugden will somehow lead us to the right person. Dorje Shugden has performed many miracles, we just have to trust him and follow where he leads us to.

  2. Jacinta on Aug 18, 2018 at 2:09 am

    I still love my Potato Chips ?

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and the few links that are shared are very useful tips too especially this https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/read-this-please-live-longer.html

  3. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 17, 2017 at 4:52 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for this insightful article. Several of my friends/ relatives or people that I knew have been diagnosed with cancer at relatively young age (in their 40s). Cancer caused a lot of suffering to those suffering from the disease and to their loved ones. It is painful to see our loved ones going through chemotherapy/ radiation therapy sessions and experiencing the numerous side effects of cancer medication.

    The information on how to prevent cancer as described in the above article will help many from experiencing such suffering.

    In addition to the above information, I would recommend most people to be vegetarian and abstain from eating meat and not to create the cause for sickness or short life.

    Valentina

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Dec 9, 2016 at 1:43 am

    It is very good to know about the symptoms of cancer, and by knowing about that cancer earlier could just save us.
    may this knowledge be of infinite benefit to many sentient beings.

  5. Yvonne Goh on Nov 30, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    It’s good to know about symptoms of cancer so we can seek early treatment. To prevent it would be the best and knowing what to avoid eating is a good start. Do u have the list of food we must eat to prevent cancer?

  6. Pastor Antoinette on Nov 9, 2016 at 4:01 am

    Cancer is unfortunately very common and everyone knows someone who has suffered from it. This article points out how to help yourself and others to discover cancer at an early stage.

    We can prevent this scary illness by adapting a healthy lifestyle and staying away from unhealthy food and drinks as pointed out above.

    Purification practices are another important help either if we are sick already or it helps to prevent karma that we have created to ripen because we purify it.

    Here are some articles you can find on purification practices:

    An important purification practice:
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html

    The 35 Confessional Buddhas
    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html

    Kawang Confessional Prayers to Dorje Shugden
    http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/kawang-confessional-prayers-to-dorje-shugden

    Remember that you don’t need to be Buddhist to ask the Buddha for help. A Buddha will help all sentient beings.

    • Jacinta Goh on Feb 18, 2017 at 4:39 pm

      Thank you Rinpoche for this article. It serves as a reminder for me as what’s not to put/buy/eat in our daily meals. Should have bought bottled tomato puree rather than canned ones for cooking spaghetti. Besides, potato chips are still one of our favourites. Didn’t know that refined sugar is more harmful than the coarse ones.

      Thanks to you Pastor Antoinette for making an effort putting some of the links of purification practices here. I find it very convenient for me and I do hope others will find these beneficial as well. Although changing diets and watching the source of our meals are very important but I placed a lot of confident in attacking the cause of it, which are our latent negative karmas, waiting to be ripened at anytime soon. Lately, have to admit that I am quite lazy to do even these practices, what’s more sadhana. Most of the time, it was done more so as to fulfill my daily commitment. I have to step up and put more effort in these practices. Cancer is what I am afraid of. Having cancer will not only burdened oneself but family and friends too. Besides, by that time, I am very sure I cannot even do any Buddhist practices as I will be concerned for my own suffering only. This is why, we are being reminded to do it when we can, and do it now! There are three types of laziness. One is pure laziness where we just do not want to do anything, second is due to self unworthy and third, busy for wordly things.

      Once again, thank you Rinpoche for this article.

  7. Pavara Lam on Nov 8, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Currently cancer is very common disease and right now there is no treatment that will have a 100% chance of curing cancer. So instead of doing nothing and eating carcinogens every day, why not cut down the amount of carcinogens that you take in? The carcinogens usually come from meat… Why? Because the meat that you eat comes from animals in ‘factories’ which basically means that the animals are given all sorts of hormones and chemicals surprisingly those chemicals and hormones end up in our stomach after we ate the meat, and as it happens some of those chemicals and hormones are carcinogens.
    So since we can never be really sure which meat contains harmful carcinogens the best option is to refrain from eating any of them

    I really hope that people will start to cut down meat intake as it is harming the earth as well as themselves. And hopefully when that is done the world will heal as well as the other sentient beings living on planet earth.

  8. Colin Tan on Oct 31, 2016 at 9:47 am

    Cancer has become a very common disease now and there are numerous types of cancer treatments available. But the real success rate of each treatment is still the myth to most of us and an effective treatment for one patient may not be effective for another. We often take things for granted, for example our health. We forget that this body is impermanent and will vanish more quickly if we don’t take good care of it. We consciously or unconsciously consume lots of unhealthy junk food just because of certain taste we crave for or because of conveniences.

    We need to cut down the intake of carcinogenic processed meat, canned & preserved food. We should also learn to listen to our body signals for any unusual symptoms & act promptly to cure the illnesses. Most of the cancers were diagnosed at the very late stage due to our ignorance to the signals the bodies sent to us, e.g. fever, pain, fatigue, coughing, etc. We treat all this as common illnesses & ignore them. The ignorance eventually leads to the accumulation of toxin in the body and manifested as cancer. It’s highly possible to change our lifestyle to prevent cancer in life, e.g. consume healthy food, exercise, allow quiet moment to listen to our body or meditate to bring peace to our mind & destress.

    I am so lucky to have known Tsem Rinpoche and many times he helps people with cancer to do divinations and prescribe pujas and all to help to cure them.

  9. Stella Cheang on Oct 8, 2016 at 8:24 am

    Thank you very much for sharing this article that applies to all of us. There are many causes of cancer in this modern world, food is definitely one of them. The food today not only had degenerated in nutrition values but also contain harmful components. Many food are genetically modify or chemically produced which our body is not designed to process. As a result of years of consumption, the negative impact manifests in forms of illness like cancer. Therefore, identifying and stop consuming the type of food that contain harmful elements to our body is the important first step towards cancer prevention.

  10. sonny tan on Oct 5, 2016 at 5:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us this invaluable report on cancer. It was reported somewhere in England by the McMillian Cancer Support in 2013 that a staggering 47% of the population would get cancer by 2020 which means that it is probable that one in two of us would be exposed to it.
    Much research has been done since 1971 when President Nixon instituted legislation on cancer research called the National Cancer Act and today they have not found any cures or anywhere nearer to a cure.
    I was in the health industry for a short time and have come across many cancer patients that came to us for aid we advise them to try many alternative modalities but unfortunately most eventually passed on because they came in too late. However, those who are younger and are caught with this dreadful disease their chances of survival apparently are better than many other aged people. Their bodies are very strong and can be subjected to chemotherapy and radiation treatments.
    Many years ago I was exposed to the health industry and through my interaction with some of them I would advise them to go for integrative treatments rather than rely solely on allopathic modalities particularly the older people. Cancer is pretty much a virus induced disease and when caught with it our body becomes very poisonous and when chemotherapy is introduced it is adding other foreign substances whereby our body finds it hard to assimilate. In the process good cells get eliminated as well as the cancer cells leaving our immune systems pretty much to other viruses and bacteria infestation.
    On a spiritual front I strongly believe that if we are sincere and invoke the help of the deities they would always lend a helping hand but it all depends on how heavy our karma is as well as the pledges we make when seeking their intervention.

  11. Julien Roth on Sep 28, 2016 at 11:35 pm

    The fact that Rinpoche chose to share this information with us, I am very grateful. It shows care and love. I am sure that many people would have never known this information if it wasn’t for this post. I was informed that the best way to beat cancer is to treat it early before its too late. And by knowing this information that is possible.

    I think after reading the article, the most interesting and surprising thing to me was that potato chips could actually contribute to the build up of cancer. Who would have thought that something to harmless and tasty could do such a thing. I need to watch out with my snack choices from now on..

  12. Love Meditating on Sep 28, 2016 at 9:42 pm

    Very informative post! Thanks a lot. In my opinion, it will be much harder to get clean food in the future as probably all importers and producers will look only on money and how they can do savings – using chemicals keeps it “fresh” for a long time.
    Anyhow, it’s not that “easy” to not eat anything from the list. Salted stuff and chips to the movie is a perfect snack 😉

  13. JP on Sep 26, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Nowadays, when I hear of someone’s death, it’s most likely due to cancer. Cancer has become so common that one wonders the reason for this. Ultimately, it’s due to the persons’s karma. But on a mundane level, I believe it attributes to the pollution, our lifestyle, food and beverage consumption.

    Eating or consuming something natural and free of chemicals and pesticides is a luxury nowadays especially in developed countries. Large corporations are so driven by their greed and governments are not placing enough emphasis on the quality of food produced.

    Being aware of cancer symptoms and going for regular check ups are the least we can do. Knowing how fragile our life is, it’s best to invest some time in our spiritual practice because the results from our spiritual practice stay with us throughout our future lives. Everything else that we work for stays behind.

  14. Adeline Tan on Sep 26, 2016 at 12:42 am

    The number of people suffering from cancer is on the rise now, one in every five people will get cancer according to the oncologists,it sounds very scary. So we have to be very careful with our diet and live a healthy lifestyle. What Rinpoche wrote in this blog is very true and informative, even myself need to take precaution to prevent its recurrence.

  15. Echeah on Sep 25, 2016 at 7:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the information.
    According to the NCPA, everyone will eventually die of cancer if we live long enough, provided we don’t die of something else first. As people age, their cells amass more potentially cancerous mutations. There are many more cancer causing factors these days compared to days of yore, with more newly developed chemicals, drugs, energy sources, radiation, pollution. Due to mankind’s new lifestyles and conveniences, there is this downside that we cannot escape. For everything that we develop, there is bound to be waste. We are bombarded in every direction, how can we escape as long as we are living on this planet?
    Knowing that we will all eventually die, how we go is determined by our backlog of karma. While we are still hale and hearty, that is when we should put in all efforts to purify that negative karma with purification practices and antidotes before they ripen on us in full force.

  16. Vinnie Tan on Sep 25, 2016 at 2:58 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with all of us here.

    What is stated in the article about the symptoms of cancer are actually something that almost everyone will experience in one way or another. Yet, it is these things that we will just brush it off and think that we are fine and there is nothing wrong with our body system and choose to ignore it till it gets chronic. What we fail to remember is that, our body will only give us problems when there is an issue to it. Otherwise, it will be in the best state for us to do more and perform even better. When our body is stopping us from doing the things that we are able to do, it is usually a sign that something is wrong and we should check it out.

    What I find really scary is that how much things that are around us have cancer causing agents yet we just pass it off as something that is alright to use and eat. The list above shows the kinds of food that we eat that will cause harm to our bodies, but there are products that we use daily that also cause cancer. I find it really scary how the number of cancer patients is on the increasing rate, yet the MNCs are not doing anything much to help us with the items that we use. They just earn their fortune and pass things that they sell us as healthy and safe to use when it is not.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article with all of us here. Through the article, it also makes me think about the kind of actions we should be doing now in order to avoid creating the cause to have cancer in the future.

  17. Jason on Sep 25, 2016 at 12:29 am

    Nowadays, cancer is very common word to many people yet not many people know about the spiritual practices which might heal the cancer patient and some are fully recovered. In Buddhism, we believe on karma which is part of cause to cancer or diseases. Some Cancer patient are very panic and pessimistic, this will not heal cancer patient but will make them worst.
    By doing spiritual practice and undergo medical treatment in the same time,it will purify our bad karma and this will also help the cancer patient to be optimistic and always in positive mind.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this informative write up.This really help many people to be optimistic when cancer attack them.

    Jason

  18. Sofi on Sep 24, 2016 at 4:28 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article on guidelines to help us prevent from cancer arising. As Fong mentioned, doctors says everyone already has cancer cells in the bodies but due to strong immune system, the cancerous cells are kept at bay. So Rinpoche’s advice to eat healthy is what we need, especially by cutting out meat and its by-products. Firstly so much chemicals had been pumped into the animals to fatten them, to keep them healthy and after killing to preserve the meat. Secondly, with eating meat, the heavy burden karma of killing is collected and will keep on collecting as long as we eat meat. When this karma ripens we will never know what arises.

    My paternal side had bad track record of cancer sufferers, grandparents, uncle and my dad. Medical science says with this bad track record, probability of other family members getting cancer is very high. Hmm so I will do better to heed Rinpoche’s advice on purification practices. My advice would be to start our practice today, take Rinpoche’s precious teachings to heart and practice to transform our minds in preparation for our next life. Rinpoche had gone through much to bring the precious Dharma teachings to us so don’t waste this golden opportunity and throw your good merits away.

  19. Pastor David Lai on Sep 24, 2016 at 2:51 am

    My dad has cancer and quite a lot of other people too. I am sure everyone who reads this knows of a loved one or a friend or acquaintance that is suffering or had died from cancer. Cancer is the number 1 killer these days for obvious reasons of our polluted environment and the chemicals used in processed food that we eat. We can drastically reduce the chances by eating healthy right now but it still does not remove the chances completely.

    Purification practices especially to do with the body is powerful way of prevention that we can do on the spiritual side. In Buddhism, we believe to heal, we should remove the cause for sicknesses and diseases by purification practices. There are many practices including prostration in conjunction of 35 Confessional Buddhas, Vajrasattva and so forth. Even Dorje Shugden has a powerful aspect meant for healing and pacification of diseases and sicknesses – Shize. Therefore, the most effective means of prevention would be to employ both lifestyle and eating habit change along with spiritual purification practices.

  20. Fong on Sep 21, 2016 at 5:20 pm

    Some scientists say that the cancer cells exist in all of us. It is how healthy we are and how strong is our immune system to combat and keep these mutant cells in check.

    So, I believe very much in what Rinpoche says here that we have to eat healthy, do our part in having regular health checks to catch any illness early, and do our spiritual practice. This is to help our body fight the illness.

    As a Buddhist, I will heed Rinpoche’s advice to do powerful purification practice. As Rinpoche said, “All sufferings arise from negative karma and all karma can be purified if not too late.”

    Thank you, Rinpoche for your kindness and care in sharing this article to calm our mind, and give us a course of action to take to help ourselves.

  21. Datuk May on Sep 19, 2016 at 5:34 pm

    For past months, Kechara had been informed of many friends and associates suffering from or passed away because of CANCER.

    With Bodhichitta nature of great compassion and care, HE the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has done research for us to have information and knowledge to arrest this killer disease.

    As suffering of all nature is the arising of negative karma, Rinpoche has also kindly recommend the spiritual aspect besides the normal medical ones to arrest the spread of this dreadful disease.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your kindness.

  22. Anne Ong on Sep 19, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you very much Rinpoche for this very inportant article about taking steps to prevent cancer. Yes,it’s very important to take care of our health and immediately seek medical treatment and also have faith in seeking spiritual help and practice if we have a Guru. i always believe that having strong spiritual faith and positive mindset is important.

  23. Samfoonheei on Sep 19, 2016 at 12:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this informative artilce with us. Cancer is so common nowadays and is number one killer.Hence prevention is better then it is too late and actions taken to lower the risk is very important.This can include maintaining a healthy lifestyle,avoiding exposure to known cancer causing substance,, taking medicines or vaccines that can prevent cancer from developing.When any family members had History of cancer its very important to monitor our health by going for annual medical checkup and routine blood tests.Since all diseases arise due to karma related we need attack diseases by spiritual practice and modern medicine, our chances of survival will be higher.
    Its important to engage a highly spiritual Lama in spiritual treatment to purify the negative karma as soon as possible, not to waste time.
    We can attack this negative karma source with special pujas, meditations, retreats, yidam and practices, Its better then doing nothing.
    Thanks Rinpoche again.

  24. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 18, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this most informative article on cancer prevention. The warning signs of cancer are important to take note of and pay serious attention to. As Rinpoche says, prevention is better than cure, we should take precautionary measures.

    Most important of all is to tackle the ‘ root cause’ of disease as well as address it symptomatically by medicines and diet. All disease and suffering arises from negative karma; so we have to attack this root cause . Along with the treatment of cancer which arises due to karma, we can do some powerful purification practices, life extension practices and this will enhance very much the course of treatment we pursue medically. If we attack diseases by a two pronged method of spiritual practice and modern medicine, our chances of survival will be higher.
    Getting a cure and prolonging our precious human life is very important.

    We can visit a qualified Lama who can prescribe the special pujas, meditations, retreats, yidam and practices we can do to ‘attack’ this karma directly at the source. During the period of medical treatment which can be very long, we can carry out all the purification and other practices recommended in the divination. Hence, we are working spiritually on a long term cure while at the same time, we seek medical treatment.

    As negative karma , cause of suffering and diseases, can be purified if it is not too late, we should not hesitate to do purification practices, however extensive they have to be. There are many instances of people who have been cured, and their lives prolonged, by using the two-pronged method.

  25. Pastor Patsy on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this informative fact.

    Cancer is so common nowadays. The food we eat, the stress and the busy lifestyle are some factors causing cancer. Using microwaves, mobile phones, computers generate radioactive and we are exposed to these.

    We should keep a healthy balanced lifestyle, physically and spiritually. It is due to our karma that we become sick so while we can, we should engage in dharma practices to generate merits. Meat is not only bad for our bodies, but by not eating meat we are saving lives which will create the cause for us to have a healthy and long life.

  26. Mingwen on Sep 17, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    Not only that our artificial diet will bring us cancers, the way and places we are living are factors which lead us to the road of dead too. For instance, most of us who are living in the urban are not able to live without access to internet and electronic devices. These products are producing a lot of radioactive, hence, we have all sort of problems with our bodies and minds. Etc., sleeping problems, mental illness, stress, and more.

    Indeed, prevention is better than cure. By doing prevention and do not lose to the laziness within us could save our lives. We should manage our time to have healty diet, exercise, spiritual pratice, always think positively and do not shut down our mind when we face problems.

  27. DavidFong on Sep 17, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    谢谢仁波切分享防止癌症
    癌症已经越来越普遍,防止癌症是必须的,癌症己经成为本世纪最大的沉默杀手,因为我们生活的环境和 日常吃的食物有关系还有是我们的前世因缘( 因果报应 )。
    已下我们应该采取预防措施平衡日常生活方式防止癌症。

  28. Lin Mun on Sep 17, 2016 at 3:06 pm

    This is great info in preventing cancer. Cancer is so common now a days. So many people around us be it family, friends or colleagues have some how experienced with it.

    Some survived, some not and some still fighting against it. So why not act before it’s too late. We should take preventive steps to avoid cancer by having a balance life style and eat healthily. We are responsible for our own action.

    So start today, take preventive action.

  29. Paul Yap on Sep 17, 2016 at 11:53 am

    Cancer has become increasingly common nowadays. Its like almost someone in your family or close friends have gotten cancer and or died because of cancer. Cancer has become the biggest silence killer in this century. This sickness has definitely to do with what we are eating and the environment we live in today, and our past life karma. While we are still healthy, we should eat healthy food, be a vegetarian, and engaged in purification practices to generate merits. This will help us to lead a healthy and happy life. What’s the point of working non-stop day and night living a stressful life and at the old age died of sickness?

  30. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 17, 2016 at 10:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for this very useful post. Within the past few years, I have heard people that I know is suffering from cancer. Their worry and fear really pain me. But yet for some of them, when they are healthy, they seemed to not care about what they eat or whether they kill or hurt animals or other beings to satisfy their taste buds which is the cause for sickness and short life.

    I wish people will take more care and responsibilities to tackle the root cause of all this suffering.

    Valentina

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  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 25. 2021 01:04 AM
    This is kind of hard to believe and shocking to imagine the weirdest addiction of people in this planet, they are extremely strange. People can become addicted to actions, feelings, or behaviors, not just substances. There must be something behind of every addiction, I don’t think they are crazy or mentally ill, it’s their weird enjoyment for a short time.

    I had a friend in my primary school who eats mud during rainy days, she told me, it smells good and she enjoys doing it during her play time. I found it strange but has she grow up in different environment she forget about her addiction. So, I strongly believe, all behaviors can be changed when the person gains self-awareness and actually wants to change. Thanks for the interesting sharing and recall of my childhood friend.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 24. 2021 01:33 PM
    nteresting read of this history of how Dorje Shugden practice came into light . Since Dorje Shugden was introduced into the Sakya tradition, there have been many Sakya throne holders that practiced Dorje Shugden. Out of the 42 supreme throne holders throughout the history of the Sakya tradition, six of the thrones holders are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. They have built chapels to him, composed prayers and pujas (kangsols) to him and even propagated his practice amongst their disciples. They cannot be wrong and in fact as confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being. Dorje Shugden kangsol (prayer) to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden composed by him is still widely used today. Dorje Shugden must be a powerful Dharma protector that Sakya tradition have been long relying. It has proven that Dorje Shugden is not a minor practice. Interesting read , may more people read this post to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
  • sarassitham
    Tuesday, Feb 23. 2021 11:23 PM
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. It looks very delicious, healthy and nutritious. I can’t wait to try making it has the ingredients are easy to purchase and methods are simple. I wonder what it taste like.

    https://bit.ly/37DAV7y
  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 11:55 PM
    There are lots of people have more than one reason for choosing vegetarianism. Many people choose a vegetarian diet out of concern over animal rights or the environment and others may be based on religious beliefs or even for healthier lifestyle.

    Regardless of whether you choose a vegetarian way of life, it’s always a healthy idea to eat a wide variety of foods and try out new foods when you can.

    Thank you for the sharing and compiling the list of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in Klang Valley. I am glad to know whereabout and hoping to try them.

    https://bit.ly/3siC4tf
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Begtse Chen, a deity of alien origin, was incorporated into the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism as a protector of the Dharma. This Proyector is one of the eight famous Dharmapala in Tantric Buddhism. Also known as red Mahakala and is especially revered in Mongolia where the origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century. It has become the mainstay of Protector practice in Mongolia. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:27 PM
    Interesting read of Kunkhyen Choku Ozer was a lineage master of the Manjushri Namasamgiti Tantra. He became known as Kunkhyen Choku Ozer due to his ability to penetrate the meaning of the great Buddhist treatises merely just by glancing at it. He could memolised texts just by reading it once. Reading this post and information at least I can know he is also a part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage. He is also famed for establishing the ancient monastery of Dakpo Tsele.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing as many of us would not have known this GREAT Lama was part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kunkhyen-choku-ozer-master-of-the-kalachakra-guhyasamaja-tantras.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on Dorje Shugden and explanation on retreat. Learning and practicing this Dorje Shugden’s practice have indeed benefited many people. And more so when to do a retreat. . We are all very fortunate to be given an opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche and learning, practicing all these precious teachings coming from a pure lineage that can be traced back to the time of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. A very detailed explanation on why we need the retreat and the way to do the retreat.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche had been working tirelessly teaching Dharma in his whole life, giving many opportunities for us to learn , practice Dharma teachings. Whatever goes wrong we should admit it as our own fault and not our guru. Rinpoche ‘s love to spread Dharma teachings and nothing else. He had followed his advice of his guru to come all the way from India to teach in Malaysia. Reading all those meaningful quotes and sayings in this article tells us a thousand words of truth which we should not take it lightly. We could in fact learn from it and stop blaming others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-it-the-gurus-fault.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:51 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso , the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, who is a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. Blessing to have a change looking at this rare picture taken years ago of Dalai lama on the throne . Dalai Lama is well known as a Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:48 PM
    Tibetans all over the world celebrates Losar, or Tibetan New Year with the beginning of Lunar year. This year it falls on the 12 February, every one will be looking forward to this day. A new year a new beginning , where the Panglung Oracle will take trance of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As usual every year the Panglung Oracle will give advices, offering guidance, for the year ahead to everyone of what to do and so forth. Whatever advices given should not taken lightly. The Panglung Oracle as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden will also give teachings and blessing . For this year Dorje Shugden gave a very powerful teachings and messages.
    Thank you for sharing this precious message.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-2021-losar-advice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 02:06 PM
    Interesting read , even though short but at least knowing the home Monastery of H E Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Gedun Nyedrak. The monastery was called ‘Tsem’,where a custodian of a tooth relic of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gedun-nyedrak-an-abbot-of-gaden.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:59 PM
    News of UFO always fascinating to me . There are many UFO sighting hotspots exist across the globe, it has long since scientist have a keen interest to investigate further. UFOs has become a modern sensation for hunters , scientist and so forth. There was only the ambiguous testament of witnesses so far all happen and appeared mysteries without any substantial evidence. But the Japanese government has admitted and believes definitely they the UFO exist. Well the Japanese government has even made a statement about alien spacecraft appearing on Earth. Many people have denied the existence of UFOs, but with so many UFO sightings they cannot denied it after all. Sound interesting.
    The Buddha has once said that we are not the only beings in existence and we are not alone on earth. Interesting videos to watch.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/japanese-admits-ufo-exists.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 01:58 PM
    Khuton Choje and Pandita Akaramati were both great disciples of Atisha. Pandita Akaramati was a great Buddhist master, scholar and also the abbot of Solnak Thangpoche Monastery in the Yarlung Valley of central Tibet. He did played a significant role in the fusion of the old Buddhist curriculum existing in Tibet. While Khuton Choje who is well known for the special teachings he requested of Atisha. He is known to have composed a commentary to Atisha’s Satyadvayavatara.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing of GREAT Lamas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/great-disciples-of-atisha-khuton-choje-and-pandita-akaramati.html
  • sarassitham
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 12:25 AM
    Thank you for the sharing, fishing is an extremely cruel hobby that causes immense suffering and damage to fish, even when they are released back into the water. However human does not realize what karma befalls but they have great time, fun going fishing.

    I believe children are always eager to learn fast as they grow but parents has to monitor their child’s activity and behavior is especially important when they begin to demand for their choice.

    https://bit.ly/3k6pYAM
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 18. 2021 11:42 PM
    Thank you for the inspiring posting, of the little Christian and his amazing determination to help children with cancer. This kind hearted boy has to go through a lot of hassle to fulfill his mission. I felt so proud for Christian and also to his great parents to guide the little boy towards the development of kindness and a good attitude from an early age.

    https://bit.ly/2NHE0fJ

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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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A section for you to clarify your Dharma questions with Kechara’s esteemed pastors.

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  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
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  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
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  • February 22, 2021 22:14
    Naseer asked: Hi My name is Naseer Ahmed 8th dec 1979. Life path 1 Im looking to add to my name slightly... change it too... Naseer Al Ahmed... Would this be more complimentary as far as for the business front... or would it not make any difference
    pastor answered: Hello Naseer, As per your question, your Life Path Number is 1. The Life Path Number according to the system of numerology used on our website is calculated using your date of birth. Therefore, a change in name will not affect your Life Path Number. Some of the other calculators on the same page do however use your name. One of the smaller calculators you may be interested in is the Achievement Number, but again, this only uses your date of birth for the calculation. You can find it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html You may also be interested in two of our other pages: Chinese Zodiac - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html Thank you for your question. I hope this helps.
  • February 20, 2021 18:36
    Sandra asked: After making a food offering to the three jewels (which we will eat for lunch etc), should we think of it as a blessing and partake?
    pastor answered: Hello Sandra, When making food offerings to the Three Jewels, which you eat yourself, when you recite the prayer and make the offering, you should visualise that the Buddhas receive your food offering and because you have made an offering, they are very pleased. It also fulfills one of the Refuge commitments, which is to offer the first portion of whatever we eat and drink to the Three Jewels, while remembering their kindness. You can then partake of the meal and consider it a blessing from the Three Jewels. Alternatively, you can set out a plate (which you reserve for this purpose) of food, which you can offer on your altar. Similarly, once the food has been left on your altar for a while, you can later remove it and consume it as a blessing. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 19, 2021 04:33
    Sandra asked: Is intovertedness a bad quality? Since Buddha is so altruistic and this is the opposite trait, it must be bad. How do you think one should lessen introverted tendencies?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Introvertedness is not a bad quality. Altruism and compassion are different from being an introvert or extrovert. Introverts are generally quieter people, less expressive of their emotions, while extroverts are the opposite. Buddhist practice is not about expression of emotion. Rather the altruistic and compassionate teachings are more about how you help other people and sentient beings, physically or emotionally. If the qualities of introverted-ness are stopping you from developing these, then they need to change. But this may not be necessary, depending on the qualities that you are talking about. You can do simple meditations to building up the energy of compassion in your mindstream and you will see that you actions will automatically start to be more compassionate and altruistic. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 18, 2021 03:28
    Sandra asked: How should one behave when negative karma is being purified? How can we know if bad karma is being purified? Do we accumulate positive karma simultaneously when doing purification practices? Many thanks for your response.
    pastor answered: Hello again Sandra, There are two ways in which karma can be purified, the first is through our own efforts alone and the second is through our own effort, combined with a purification practice. Through our own efforts: this means that you transform your mind enough to not react negatively in any situation and only react in a positive manner. For example, you may have the karma to get angry. So you get into situations which makes you angry. If you react normally, then you will get angry again, this will only lead you to create more karma of being angry. But if you make the effort not to get angry in those situations then you do not create or multiply that karma. The original karma you have may lead you to be in those types of situations again, but if you do not get angry then after a while you start to purify that karma. Through your own efforts, combined with a purification practice: as you are working on transforming your mind, you can rely on the practices that help you to purify your karma, such as the practice of Vajrasattva or the 35 Confessional Buddhas. This boosts your ability to purify negative karma, based on the enlightened energies of the Buddhas. This however is only truly effective when combined with the Four Opponent Powers. You can read more about that here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html In general, when karma is being purified then you should remain level-headed and not act out of emotion or habit, but from your understanding of the workings of karma and the Dharma. But actually, this should not only be when karma is being purified. You should act and behave in this way all the time according to the Dharma, then you are, up to a point, always purifying karma. It is one of the reasons that so much emphasis is placed on refraining from negative actions and engaging in positive actions using your body, speech and mind, because these are the three means or 'doors' with which you interact with the world. At our level, we cannot tell if karma is being purified or not, only those who are more highly attained can tell. However, that is one of the reasons the Buddhist texts advise study of and belief in karma. If there is karma, then it can be purified, and the way to do so is transform your mind and invoke upon the enlightened beings. So if you are doing both, you can rest assured that you are in fact purifying your karma. When you purify negative karma, whether just through your own efforts or combined with a purification practice you collect merit, not positive karma. If you simply do a good action, you collect good karma. But if you are practicing the Dharma with the intention of achieving enlightenment, you take refuge, engage in the practice, and dedicate at the end, then you develop merit, not positive karma. If you want to read more about how karma works and how to purify it in more detail, I suggest you read a Lamrim text such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, which you can order from your local bookstore or get online here (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand).
  • February 17, 2021 23:06
    Sandra asked: Hello pastors, thank you for your response to my earlier question. Do divination predictions change frequently? Why does that happen?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Divinations, compared to astrological predictions, are much more accurate. There are many types of divination, but those based on the practice of enlightened beings are very accurate. Three of the most well-known in Tibetan Buddhism are the divination practices of Manjushri, Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. You can read more about Dorje Shugden's dice divination here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html Questions that are asked during divinations are much more specific than the types of topics that astrological predictions can help with, therefore are based on very specific types of karma. This means that if you asked a divination question twice, without taking remedial actions in between, then the answer would most likely be the same, given that all the prerequisites have been held by the diviner and the divinations are genuine. However, if a divination is done and then remedial actions recommended, such as various practices or pujas, and these are done to the letter, then if the question is asked again, then the results would differ. This is because when engaging in these practices or pujas, either you generate the merit necessary to overpower the negative effects of the karma, or you purify the negative effects of the karma creating the situation. This however, is generally not done. You wouldn't ask the same question twice or over and over again. The reason for this is because one of the factors that comes into play when seeking divination is faith. This is faith in the fact that the remedial actions recommended will help whatever situation you are facing. Having seen H.E. Tsem Rinpoche do countless divinations for people, I can attest to this. Those who have faith and follow through with the advice, see a great improvement in the situation that led them to ask the divination question in the first place. Those that did not follow the advice either at all or not fully, did not see any improvement. And this makes sense, because they did not purify the effects of the karma enough, or generate enough merit. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 15, 2021 04:09
    sandra asked: How much importance should we give to astrological predictions or chart readings? Are these readings susceptible to change all the time,i.e, in the context of planetary movements? Can our own effort/actions supercede what is predicted in our birth chart?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your interesting question. You are absolutely correct about the universal principle of change. According to Buddhist practice, astrological predictions are based upon a fixed point in time. Take for example, your moment of birth, which most astrological readings take as the main point of reference. At that specific moment, there would have been various energies or planetary alignments, etc. Combined together, they are said to give an accurate prediction of what will occur to a person throughout their life. This however, is based on one's birth karma, to be born at that specific point in time and location. This birth karma also provides the driving force behind what will occur in a person's life, if that karma is not changed somehow. Hence, that is why astrological predictions can give very accurate readings on someone's personality, as well as life events. Birth karma provides the main force behind all other karma to come into play. That is why it is given importance in astrology. There are also more advanced methods to take into account planetary and energetical movements to give even more detailed and precise predictions that can even be made down to the month, day or hour of a person's life. In Buddhism, however, we believe that karma can be changed. It can multiply, be purified or exhausted, or the effects of that karma can be overpowered by another karma or spiritual merit. In these cases, the outcome will change. The way in which this happens is varied. It can be as simple as doing some prayers (to generate spiritual merit) or changing your behaviour, environment or location, the way you think, and the ways in which you react in various situations. That is why in Buddhist astrological systems, emphasis is placed on remedial measures to counteract negative outcomes. For example, someone may be born with an angry disposition from an astrological point of view. If this person goes through life acting from this anger, then the predictions based on the time of birth will occur. However, a remedial action can be undertaken, such as the person pracitising Chenrezig, who is the Buddha of compassion, or the person doing some form of charity work. These remedial actions generate compassion in the mind of the person, which counteracts the anger. As this happens and the karma is changed, then the person no longer needs to feels the negative effects of any bad astrological (or more correctly - karmic) situations. There are even some practices that specifically help to counteract negative astrological influences and help you to change things. Such an example is Black Manjushri. Within Tibetan Buddhism, according to your time and date of birth, you also have what is known as a 'Birth Buddha'. This is basically an enlightened being that you have an affinity with in this life. General remedial actions include making images of this particular Buddha or engaging in this Buddha's practice. This combined with a change in how we live - otherwise known as Mind Transformation in the Buddhist context - changes astrological outcomes. However, if we continue living without controlling our actions, words and thoughts, the predictions made using astrological readings will most likely still occur. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • February 7, 2021 00:16
    Purna Tamang asked: What is my lucky number and color ?
    pastor answered: Dear Purna Tamang, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, none our horoscope apps on this page gives this information at this moment. However, you may find some of the other information provided useful. Below are the links: For Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html For Tibetan astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html For Numerology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html For Fortune cookies: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/fortune-cookie Thank you and I hope you find something interesting in one of the apps.
  • January 20, 2021 03:32
    Sangita. asked: i want to buy my own house.which mantra i should chant to have my own house.kindly reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Sangita, Thank you for your question. Everything in our lives, whether good or bad is due to our karma. This is karma we have accumulated either in previous lives or earlier on in this life. You can learn more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html Sometimes, we go through obstacles or need some form of spiritual help to assist us in improving our situations. In these circumstances we can rely on the practice of certain deities. One of these deities is the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. You can read more about this deity and his practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html You can learn more about Dorje Shugden's practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • January 12, 2021 00:32
    Laurence Brahm asked: Hello la. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche. My name is Laurence Brahm and I've directed the two films including Searching for The Lotus Born Master. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche in hopes he would kindly agree to an interview with our third production on Guru Rinpoche and also I would like to ask some questions concerning Shambala. I would be most grateful if Rinpoche would email me at himalayanconsensus2@gmail.com Thank you. With respects
    pastor answered: Dear Laurence Brahm, Thank you for your questions. This section is actually answered by Kechara's Pastors who were trained by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Unfortunately, Tsem Rinpoche is no longer with us physically. He passed into Parinirvana in 2019. You can read more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html If you would like to ask questions to any of the pastors regarding this, please email care@kechara.com with more information and mention that you would like to talk to one of the pastors. Thank you
  • December 31, 2020 14:46
    Jose Ajuria asked: What are the qualities of the Buddha Dharma and Sangha
    pastor answered: Dear Jose Ajuria, Here is a short article that discusses the qualities of the Three Jewels: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/taking-refuge-by-pabongka-rinpoche.html For a more in-depth text regarding this, please read Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). The text describes the qualities and benefits of taking refuge in each, in much more detail. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • December 30, 2020 09:55
    Dan asked: Dear pastors, some vegetarians said egg can eat. While some say no. What is your opinion on this. Thank you
    pastor answered: Dear Dan, Thank you for your question. There are differing views on eggs as part of the vegetarian diet. Some people would say that since eggs we get these days are not fertilized, then they are vegetarian since there is no life involved at that point. His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche was vegetarian but consumed eggs, as long as they were free-range and organic, because Rinpoche was against the battery farming system which produces the majority of eggs these days. There is a lot of animal cruelty involved with battery farming. Most people who do not include egg in their vegetarian diets do this because of the harm is causes the hens during the farming process, and also because they can view eating eggs as taking a life. That being said, within Buddhism, there are certain practices that strictly prohibit the consumption of eggs, as with other types of food. This can be for a number of reasons, which are too long to be discussed here. I would say that most people in the Kechara organisation eat eggs although vegetarian, but that may also be a cultural thing. Some people however, have taken the extra step and live a vegan lifestyle, which definitely does not include egg, as an extension of their practice of compassion for other sentient beings. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • December 5, 2020 00:25
    Bradley asked: Would offerings or prayers like Sangsol offering be more potent if we had the prayers translated to the language of a given geographical area? Example in England where Celtic was once spoken? Would the local deities or spirits be pleased we took the time to do so? They are far older than us.
    pastor answered: Dear Bradley, Thank you for your interesting question. Actually the sangsol prayers will be effective when done in any language. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that when you recite the sangsol prayer, you are actually invoking upon an enlightened being first, in this case, it is Dorje Shugden. Therefore, when you make the requests of the local deities to accept the offering, be calm and improve local circumstances etc, it is not coming from you. You are actually beseeching Dorje Shugden to help you in this matter. Hence, it is Dorje Shugden who is communicating with the local deities, not us. Secondly, deities and gods, as they do not have physical bodies, do not require ordinary language. Language as we know it is actually linked to our physical bodies. Local deities and gods, etc, because they don't have the same type of physical form as us, actually recognise our prayers through intention and effort rather than language. Therefore, prayers such as the sangsol prayers are effective no matter which language they are physical recited in. I hope this makes sense, if it does not, please let us know and we will clarify further. Thank you.
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More about the symbolism of the offering items here: http://bit.ly/WhatIsFirePuja - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Pastor David Lai & Frederick Law were also on hand to assist with the puja ritual substances. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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