Reincarnation: True or false?

Jan 7, 2013 | Views: 11,182

Dear students and friends,

I would like the share with everyone a great video that I found on reincarnation. In Buddhism, Buddha Shakyamuni taught on the existence of karma and what happens to us after we die in this lifetime… We know that after death, we will be reborn again – into a different state, body and even plane of existence.

There are many people who do not believe in the existence of reincarnation… simply because they cannot remember their past lives and that it hasn’t been proven scientifically yet. But science is limited and cannot prove everything. Reincarnation cannot be disproved also. Also Western culture had a strong predominant belief in reincarnation centuries ago as attested by Pythagoras and Socrates.

What happens if someone tells you that they can remember their past life? That they know of names and places they have never come across before in this lifetime – yet their memories of it are so vivid, so real… and can all be matched up by real events…

Watch these videos about how a few children can remember themselves in their past life… and even lives…PLEASE LISTEN TO MP3 file on Dr. Brian Weiss who is a graduate of Columbia University and Yale. He was very skeptical on reincarnation, but after 25 years of research, he cannot deny reincarnation. I HIGHLY recommend you listen to Dr. Weiss.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

Reincarnation videos:

 

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/reincarnation-discovery-channel.mp4

 

Dr Brian Weiss: Same Soul, Many Bodies

      Dr. Weiss: Same Soul, Many Bodies


 

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  1. Jeff on Mar 6, 2019 at 12:36 am

    As a new student of the Buddha, I have a question about reincarnation & rebirth.
    It seems that 99.9999% of all Buddhist teachers say that we do not reincarnate, that we do not have an eternal soul and that we are broken down into 5 aggregates after we de, like an old candle’s flame lighting a new candle.

    I have a major problem with that as I am also a student of comparative religions and the afterlife. As per your web page, you also believe in the validity of Dr Brian Weiss and others, regarding reincarnation.

    But rebirth according to the Dharma, and reincarnation/transmigration of the soul as Dr Weiss and others prove totally contradict one another.

    It’s either one or the other. I love the Dharma except for the rejection of transmigration of souls.

    Your thoughts, please?

  2. Suet Moi on Jan 24, 2019 at 4:02 pm

    I was attracted to Tibetan Buddhism because it can tell us the dying process, karma and the end of life is not the end but another beginning. Reincarnation take place after we died. But where we reincarnate is an issue.

    I do believe in reincarnation and law of karma. Sometimes I do wish dying is the end and our suffering can be ceased.Too bad there is no way but life after life going to be long long process. That also means no ending of sufferings unless we gain enlightenment. I do wish more people aware of this.

  3. Melinda Yap on Oct 17, 2018 at 1:10 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I have always been a fan of 2 topics – reincarnation and UFOs. After knowing dharma and the law of cause and effect (karma), it is totally different as what I perceived before. Before knowing dharma, my Parents always tell me to beco me “you do good, u will have good in return.” Knowledge in depth of karma was not at the top of my mind. I was not aware that our current life karma was or could be a result our many previous life karma but Now, I know I can make a difference in my future or next lifetime. Yes, I believe reincarnation is True.

  4. Samfoonheei on Oct 11, 2018 at 11:37 am

    The subject and stories of reincarnation always attracted me and love reading it from my school days. I always have the interest in it as I do believe that there is reincarnation after death. For thousands of years , the idea that old souls are reborn into new bodies into a different state, body and at a different place . Scientific studies have shown cases worldwide and have proven it with stories of reincarnation and logical explanation as well which we cannot denied. Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with interesting videos for us.

  5. Julia Tan on Oct 10, 2018 at 8:38 am

    I believe in reincarnation. That’s what Buddha taught 2500 years ago and His teachings have brought His practioners to enlightenment. That’s what all Buddhists believing and practicing everyday.

    We can not deny of previous life because we brought along our karma and imprint from the pass with us into this life such as some very talented child as young as 3 to 5 years old who are capable of playing piano perfectly, reciting sutra perfectly or remembering what happened in his previous life perfectly.

    If previous life exist, then future life must be exist. Hence what we did in the pass effected us in this life that also means what we do or committed in this life will surely effect who we are in our future life. If we believe in what Buddha said and has proven right, we should invest in things that we can bring to our future life instead of those we can’t. We should start prepare by NOW.

  6. Mingwen on Oct 10, 2018 at 7:45 am

    When I look around, everyone of us are different. In terms of, character, status, living environment, sex, behaviour & other qualities. I always ask my why are we have so much different and the perfect answer for this is Karma & reincarnation are for real & no one is excepted.

    Live is a cycle, a trap that always go round & round until we make a change with effort. For instance, if an individual is always angry about something small & could not change before one pass away. He or she will definetely come back into life & has the same quality again & again. The only way to escape from this cycle is to realize it, understand & change.

  7. Tek Lee on Oct 10, 2018 at 3:41 am

    Reincarnation is always an interesting topic to discuss about. Be it in religions or in science. Until now, nobody can really explain how a person reincarnate. But it seems more and more western people started to accept reincarnation. I was told as a Buddhist, we must believe in reincarnation, and another one is karma. Both are indeed important that will affect our practice as a Buddhist. I believe in reincarnation even before I join Kechara. After joining Kechara, I have better understanding about reincarnation. I haven’t met someone that can remember their previous life. Of course, not even myself. But sometimes we tend to have dreams and see a person and a particular person whom we have never met before, but always appear in our dreams, it’s just like it happened in our daily life before. Which, most of the time we can’t really explain our dreams. In Buddhism, what we do this life, will affect our next reincarnation. That’s why dharma is always teaching people to do good. Which is actually good for people if everybody in this world believe in reincarnation.

  8. June Kang on Oct 10, 2018 at 2:19 am

    许多人仍然不相信轮回因为看不到,把自己不能见到的事,断定为无有,那是一种缺乏理智的行为, 比如若无显微镜,就看不到环境中的细菌,看不到细菌不代表细菌是不存在, 其实今天一旦你相信了轮回,为了让下一世更好,你今世会确保你成为一个更好的人,当你死时发现真的有轮回,那你赚到了,因你已准备好了。

  9. Pastor Chia on Oct 10, 2018 at 2:07 am

    Is interesting saw this documentery video to find prove of incarnation existance. Many cases of people around the world remembering w their previous life. The truth is, incarnation does existance whether you believe or not. Death is not the end of the life, our mind and soul will take rebirth again to another body whether you can remember your past life or not.

    In buddhism talk about incarnation existance, when we engage in spiritual practice, we focus on our future life. Not this life temporary happiness and attackment. Which will bring us suffering and unhappy.

  10. Andrea Lai on Oct 10, 2018 at 12:58 am

    This is interesting article of explanation of reincarnation. To me, reincarnation is like an event of a life after death and being reborn again. What I found exciting was the consciousness or memories that been imprint into the person’s mind could clearly recall back to them though they are only a toddler. This is really amazing that power memory of a human mind is so strong and tireless. Therefore, I understand why religion is an important role in our life. Religion is to teach us to be more conscious, mindful, mind transformation and eventually to enlightenment.

  11. Pastor Henry Ooi on Oct 10, 2018 at 12:12 am

    ‘Many Lives, Many Masters’ – the first book written by Dr. Brian Weiss is a recommended read for those who are fascinated with past lives and reincarnation. I read it about 15 years ago.

    It is very interesting that in this audio, Dr. Weiss spoke of the existence of highly evolved and intelligent life forms from other planets and universes. And that reincarnation is probable on these other planets, realms and dimensions, and not confined to just earth. In the interview, he mentioned many things and he used several terms related to Buddhism.

    One day in the not so distant future, for those scientists working on pseudoscience, proof may be presented to the world on the subject discussed here.

  12. nicholas on Oct 9, 2018 at 11:48 pm

    It’s always interesting to watch such videos on how people in this case the children able to remember their past life and especially happen to non-Buddhist. In this videos we see that the children have great memory of their past life and my guess could be the memory is still fresh when they were still young and it could fade as they grow older and how they able to remember is also due to the imprint of the incident was so strong. Some may remember their past life which not the immediate life before the current but past few lives which may due to that particular life time that person may gone through a serious dramatic experience.

    What I learn from such documentary is that reincarnation exist and it’s govern by our action which resulted as karma that determine where will we take our next rebirth. This video is one of the strong evident to tell the existence of reincarnation. Reincarnation doesn’t not need us to prove it existence but it’s for us to realise we never die but instead we continue to live but just in different form which determine by our own action.

    As a Buddhist I believe in past, present and future life and being able to be take rebirth as human is a great condition within the 6 realms to continue to learn and and practice to change our mind for good and continue to take rebirth as human until we attain the liberation from the suffering in samsara. By saying so there is no need for us to blame what happened to us now but what important is to make a change for a better future.

  13. Vivian Ong on Oct 9, 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Before I join Kechara I was not so exposed to what reincarnation is about. After I joined Kechara, Rinpoche did explain it in a manner that we are able to understand and relate to real life scenarios. Our next rebirth will be determine by our karma. What we have or experiencing now in this current has been brought forward from our previous lives and its karma. We will continue experience this cycle until we liberated from samsara and gain enlightenment.

  14. pammie yap on Oct 9, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    It must be very confusing for some of those kids because they keep believing that they belong to their previous family. No sense of belonging to the current one. I can only imagine how hurtful and confusing it is as well, for the parents.
    It’s really interesting to see how these kids can remember so many details of their previous life. Although only about a couple of thousand cases, I am sure there are a lot more of there which was not recorded.
    Reincarnation is nothing new for Buddhists as this was taught by Buddha Shakyamuni. Where and who we reincarnate as, also depends on the karma and merits of the person.
    You can find out more from this video https://youtu.be/5-u-PMEvbeA as explained by H.E the 25th Tsem Rinpoche

  15. Lin Mun on Oct 3, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    I believe a life has to come from somewhere and likewise after death it will go to another place (realm). And therefore, I believe in reincarnation. Furthermore in Buddhism it clearly states the law of the universe that is karma. While our physical body may not last long but our mind will. And this mind will travel from past lives to current and then next life.
    Many of the examples about also proven that reincarnation exist.

  16. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Sep 8, 2018 at 7:43 am

    This are good videos to watch about reincarnation. What are your thoughts?
    For me, it was always as it would make no sense to live only once without any past or future, just disappear forever after you pass away.

    I mean you can do anything, enjoy life and so on but there are no repercussions for bad things? Somehow, I always thought that we take rebirth and that life does not end with death.

    It is good to watch these videos again and remember that even though our time now is limited, it is in fact unlimited and we will come back again and again. And the best is that we create our own future through our actions today. The law of karma is well-known and we should remember it and make sure our future rebirth will be in the human realm.

    Buddhism is fascinating and there are practices where you can control your death! Wanna learn more? See here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/vajra-yogini

  17. Stella Cheang on Jan 12, 2018 at 11:15 am

    Reincarnation is the continuation of one’s existence of the mind lifetime after lifetime. The deeper meaning of reincarnation ties to the law of Karma and knowing that we are the designer to our own destiny. By knowing that our so-called “destined” shortcoming in this life is actually a result of our wrongdoing in our previous life, we should be motivated and inspired to do the right things now in order for our future to be better. It is very liberating because we are not forever bind to the situation we are in; we can always improve our situation.

  18. Justin Cheah on Apr 16, 2017 at 10:52 pm

    I am one of the people who doesn’t believe in rebirths or reincarnation before I came across Buddhism. After seeing so much evidence such as documentary videos where people recall their previous life, witnessing how miracles of some High Lamas coming back resembling their previous reincarnations plus many more, my opinion in reincarnation changed. Believing in reincarnation has actually made me becoming a better person, doing good for fearing where i will be reborn in my future lives.

  19. Irene Lim on Apr 15, 2017 at 10:20 am

    I have taken for granted reincarnation exist as is taught in Buddhism and have seen and read many high Lamas reincarnated back to this world to turn the wheel of Dharma and benefit people. For me it is nothing strange and have accepted it as the norm and part of parcel of life cycle in the universe. However, after watching these videos it further seal my belief that there is life after death and we drift meaninglessly from life to life without any control unlike the high Lamas who have mastered the art of reincarnation to return to benefit the world.

  20. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 1, 2017 at 1:08 am

    Several years ago, I thought of reincarnation as a debatable subject. I believe in it, but I have never thought about it seriously. However, now I believe that the understanding of reincarnation and the fact that future lives exist is key for us to motivate us to behave with morality, care and kindness toward others because we all want to avoid suffering and to be born in a good situation in the future.

    Ultimately, the study of reincarnation would motivate us to develop a distaste toward the unending cycle of births and deaths in samsara and developed a wish for us and others to end this vicious cycle. Buddha’s teachings teaches us to end this cycle by encouraging us to renounce our mundane lives and to work towards enlightenment.

  21. Fong on Mar 29, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    From a mundane point of view, there are compelling evidences as documented in these short documentaries about previous lives. Though all the things that were mentioned by the little boy, Cameron about his previous life in Barra within the Robertson family did not tie up, it was hypothesized that there might have been memories overlapping in this particular case. This again suggest that the mind may go on indefinitely.

    As Buddhists, we believe that the mind goes on and on, from beginningless time. That the little boy can have memories linked to his previous life hint that there may be other memories that we carry with us, that were imprinted in us, whether good or bad. There, we should work towards changing our habits that we do not repeat them out of habit or sub-conscious memories, like the little boy feeling extremely happy upon landing on the island of Barra. But, later when he was at the cottage that was as described while with his present family, he turned morose, remembering unhappy times, perhaps?

    So, whether we believe in karma is another matter but if we want to be happy, we better learn to change our habits to create more happy and kinder memories now.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for the very interesting and compelling videos.

  22. Jason on Feb 20, 2017 at 2:43 am

    Before this, I really doubt on reincarnation but after I watched the video above, it make me believe on reincarnation stuff which is happen to many high Lama. Reincarnation can’t totally explain by scientists but it reallly exists in this world.
    Thanks Rinpoche for sharing this and it open up my view on reincarnation topic.

    Jason

  23. Pastor Shin on Jan 6, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Reincarnation, which is widely believed in many traditions, seems to explain the differences that exist among people. These differences occur as a result of previous lives, good or bad, which bear their fruits in the present one through the action of karma.

    Dr. Weiss was censured by the medical establishment in 1988 after he published “Many Lives, Many Masters.” in which he details his work with a patient he calls Catherine, who under hypnosis, remembered multiple past lives, relieving her of paralyzing phobias. It has sold more than a million copies.

    Dr. Weiss now claims that, “Doctors are e-mailing me. They’re not so concerned with their reputations and careers. We can talk about this openly. And it’s not just psychiatrists, but surgeons and architects.”

    The popular purveyors of reincarnation belief these days are not monks or theologians, but therapists — intermediaries between science and religion who authenticate irrational belief.

    It is great that more and more proponents of reincarnation continue their research into this subject matter, such as Dr. Jim Tucker, who directs the Child and Family Psychiatry Clinic at the University of Virginia, and Ms. Janet Cunningham, President of the International Board for Regression Therapy.

  24. Ck siah on Nov 22, 2013 at 9:13 am

    谢谢仁波切的分享。我们大家能皈依仁波切门下绝对不是偶然的事,这也是我们前几世的印记和因缘才能转世在今世跟仁波切再续结缘。随喜!随喜!所以我们今生再继续的跟随仁波切修习佛法和听取仁波切的教诲和开示,让我们一起跟随仁波切弘扬佛法,利益众生。

  25. Sean Wang on Jun 21, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    Reincarnation is one of the most fundamental laws of spiritual existence. The East has mostly accepted this theory as it has been running within our culture for decades through Buddhism and for some, Hinduism.

    I find it quite hilarious how the West thinking it is a huge mystery. As Dr. Brian Weiss has shown, there is proof of reincarnation, hard evidence.

    It is interesting to see how the skeptics slowly change their views of reincarnation upon finding out more and seeing the evidence.

  26. Andrew Boon on Mar 19, 2013 at 12:32 pm

    For me, the thing about reincarnation is such… I do not disbelief its existence… on the contrary I believe very strongly it exist, even from a young age. There were things that were beyond explanation that only a past life could shed some light on.

    Hence for me, the fact of the matter is not whether reincarnation exists… it DOES! It is whether we choose to believe in it wholeheartedly with “karmic repercussions” and all or we choose to ignore it and hence seemingly not accountable to the karmic repercussions. The latter of course is to justify what we know in our hearts is incorrect or not serving us in the long run. Very simple really, for me at least!

  27. VinnieTan on Mar 15, 2013 at 6:58 pm

    Reincarnation is just so remarkable. Many people have heard about this not so few of us do know what is going on due to the lack on knowledge on this issue. Also adding on to the fact that there is lack of scientific verification, hence not having many that believes in reincarnation. Hopefully more scientists would believe this and do a detail research to educate all in the world.

  28. Sharon Saw on Feb 18, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    I do believe in reincarnation because of the overwhelming evidence. Perhaps there is not enough scientific evidence but with documentaries like this as well as documented stories of reincarnated masters in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, i am convinced.

    Even the great Greek philosopher and mathematician Pythagoras (c. 570-495 BC) believed in reincarnation… and he wasn’t a Buddhist. He said, “All things change, nothing perishes. As a wax is stamped with certain figures, then melted, then stamped anew with others, yet it is always the same wax. So, the soul being always the same yet wears at different times different forms.” (http://www.bartleby.com/181/341.html)

    Perhaps if people stop associating reincarnation with Buddhism and dismissing it because of that association but instead, look at reincarnation on its own merits, they would be more open to the concept. Buddha did not invent reincarnation, he merely explained his observation of it. Reincarnation is not a Buddhist concept but a universal one.

  29. David Lai on Feb 5, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Personally, I was ambivalent about reincarnation from the beginning. I have always thought that it is like what the Christian say about God. It must exist but there’s no hardcore proof of it, This is until I met Rinpoche and what he told me of the High Lamas in the monastery. There are many spiritually attained masters that could recall people from their previous lives. Some have even self-recognized their own previous lives. Is this amazing or what?!

    And these days, Rinpoche had been particularly active in blogging all manner of information for our knowledge and contemplation. Some of my most favourite are these kinda posts that makes us think and reflect on the evidence presented. I think such blog post show that reincarnation do exist because there are just too many evidences around the world and from cultures and people who didn’t believe in reincarnation. On top of that, their details can sometimes be verified. There’s also a growing interest in past life regression therapy and study. All this must co-relate to the fact that reincarnation does happen. I do think that it is a natural progression for all of us and it wasn’t invited in India by the Hindus or even by the Buddha. It was merely observed by them and it became part of their mainstream thought.

  30. Paul Clifton on Feb 4, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Tsemtulku, I also hold vivid memories of my previous life. I was a female child living in western Pennsylvania and die around the age of eight years old. I am now 55 years of age and the first dream like visions started at age 7 and repeated the dream from the beginning and continue further into the memory at 12, 19 and 24. at 24 years of age the memories never surfaced again. these memories had such an impression upon my heart that I always knew this was more than a dream. Around 1987 my wife and I took a trip to western Pennsylvania for a nation Rainbow gathering and took a detour from the normal route due to the day being extremely hot and the air-cooled engine in my Vw van couldn’t handle the heat of the day so we took a valley route. along this valley drive we came upon a small town. I immediately recognize the place and looked up onto a high hill. there was my home exactly as in the memories of this previous life. I wanted to stop at the house to see if my relatives still lived there and describe the thing in the up stairs attic to give more strength to my story. I never did stop in ,because I know this was not part of realizing the truth and didn’t want to upset anyone with a stranger coming into the house claiming to be a previous occupant. I talk to another Buddhist teacher that I meet once a year and he say’s the masters call this memory just and echo of the past. know I feel that this explains the memory since I couldn’t make sense of how this memory can with the present mind that I have now. Any more ideals on this my friend?

  31. Henry Ooi on Jan 13, 2013 at 1:15 pm

    I am a believer of reincarnation, reading and watching documentary videos of doctors and scientists investigating and interviewing people who claim they have recollections of their past lives further cement my belief. So many proofs of remembering past life events, names, faces only these people knew that happened in their previous lives; and of birthmarks, scars and inflicted wounds caused in their previous lives and appearing in their present, are hard not to believe that reincarnation exists.

  32. Natalie on Jan 12, 2013 at 10:19 pm

    Thank you for these videos on reincarnation. I especially like the Dr Weiss talk, and what he had found through his regressions of patients, like the idea that we are here to learn lessons on how to be more compassionate and less violent. It was also interesting that he found people tended to meet the same people throughout their different lives. I also found it amazing that he had progressed people into the future and one man talked of coming from another planet to earth in a previous life!

    • sarahyap on Mar 17, 2013 at 5:52 pm

      Hi Natalie,

      Yes, I like Dr Brian’s talk too. I was brought up with a background that believes in reincarnation and karma, but Dr Brian’s books were the first one that showed me solid prove that reincarnation exists and is actually recognized in modern science. Amazing isn’t it? I wonder if there are any other things within the Buddhist context which can be proven true with increasing advancements in science and the understanding of the human mind.

  33. Adrian Cho on Jan 12, 2013 at 4:01 am

    This video and story was so nice, that we can knows more about reincarnation 🙂 It is definitely true and I believed it, that all is depends on our Karma to reborn be human again in different body. If we don’t have this good Karma, I’m sure we won’t reborn be human again 🙂

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful post to us.

  34. Lim Han Nee on Jan 11, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the video on young people who remembered their past lives. Together with the affirmation by Dr Weiss,via regression therapy on his patients (and their recounting of their past lives), these stories of the two boys, especially Cameron,do bring home the point that there is no doubt that reincarnation exists.

    Though some of Cameron’s recollections do not tally with what was unearthed through study of past records, yet we can see clearly how deeply moved he was when he visited his past life’s home. Such emotions as he displayed, especially coming from a young child, speak volumes for the authenticity of his remembering his past life.

    2000 cases of children who could recall their past lives have been investigated; and there is a ‘consistency’ about their manner of recounting what they recollected about their past lives that strongly supports the fact that re-incarnation does exist.

    Skeptics may scoff at the idea of reincarnation and say things like people wanting to believe in reincarnation because they seek comfort in the thought that they are coming back here again after they die.Yet the fact is that, for a Buddhist, reincarnation and karma go hand in hand, to keep us on a path of abandonment of non-virtuous actions for fear of being reborn in the lower realms after death.

  35. jennifer on Jan 9, 2013 at 6:36 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these videos with us.

    I truly believe in Reincarnation! I read many books on this subject and i know that even in Christianity , there are many references to reincarnation in the Old Testaments and in the New Testaments (in all the 4 Gospels). However in the present day, the average Christian church do not permit the teaching nor acceptance of this doctrine. In the Jewish sacred books like the Zohar, the Manasseh ben Israel , the doctrine of reincarnation is also mentioned by the term ‘migration of the soul’.

    I remembered an elderly relative telling me this wonderful story of her grand nephew, who at the age of 3 years old, looked at the old family photos on the wall and named everyone in the photos by their names (all these people in the photos have long been deceased ), then pointing at the photo of the patriarch in the photo , declared that is him ! (The patriarch would be this little boy’s great grandfather). This little fellow had all the time refused to address his grandfather by the traditional term ‘Ah Kong’ (the chinese term for grandfather) but would insist on calling him by his nickname ,a name that was only used by the patriarch for his son since birth. No one had told the little boy this very special nickname nor had anyone shown him any photos of any of the ancestors. This is a true story and is still being told whenever the family meets up. The little boy is now in his late thirties and he only has a vague memory of that particular period of this childhood.

    Reincarnation is an essential part of the whole life and death cycle. It cannot be taken out of the equation !

  36. ERIC LEE KHJB on Jan 9, 2013 at 3:45 pm

    身为一名佛教徒,我坚决的相信轮回转世,因为这是唯一可以解释许多发生在人的事情上。为什么有事时我们会觉得和某些人似曾相识,对某些没有去过的地方感到熟悉,和初相识的人相处的特别融洽,等等。现在,更有这么多的视频可以证明轮回的真实性,不管在在科学或宗教的角度都一再的说明了轮回的存在,所以也因为有轮回,我们在能有机会成为更好的人,所以大家一起来努力修习佛法,让自己的来世可以变得更好。

  37. KYC on Jan 8, 2013 at 1:00 am

    Thank you Rinpoche, for sharing this reincarnation video. This and other stories like this one proves that there is reincarnation. The boy Cameron who remembers his previous life’s family and missing his mother reminds me of the Tibetan lamas who when young can also remember their previous life. They long for the monastery and they can recognise people like their former attendants and so on. The majority of people forget their past lives because of karmic obscurations. In order to recall past existences, one has to meditate like the Buddha. But one can also resort to hypnotism which may or may not work.

  38. sarahyap on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:51 pm

    Reincarnation do exists, regardless of what religion we are in, all religions talks about reincarnation… it is whether a person want’s to misinterpret it to something else or not.

    To some people, knowing about reincarnation infact probably will make them think “Oh well, if I don’t make it in this life, I always have another life to make up for it”… I think that thinking to a certain level is so wrong…

    As a person that studies little Dharma such as myself, I feel after knowing about reincarnation and the 6 realms of samsara… I truly feel everything is urgent and I want to get out of samsara! After all, reincarnation does not say that you’d be guaranteed a life in the human realm… what happens if you miss your chance in this lifetime to do Dharma and reborn as a dog in the next life? Such a waste…

    I hope with everyone realizing that reincarnation is real, they will see that this life is as insignificant as a speck of sand in the desert… So pointless to accumulate when we will leave it eventually at the time of death and take on a new rebirth only to crave more because that is all we have been doing in the last life. The only way to make our lives meaningful is to focus out… live for others. It is only in others can we then truly find happiness and is the way out of reincarnating within samsara.

  39. Joy on Jan 7, 2013 at 3:33 pm

    Reincarnation and ancient belief of the Buddhist and Hindus or just basically one of the laws of existence which Buddha taught thousands of years ago. It’s funny how the West always makes it such a huge mystical mystery of some other force at work… there is no other force folks… it’s basically just you yourself isn’t it? It’s hilarious because we know Dharma but for those who shun this thought or is discouraged from thinking so, it is a huge phenomena. It is interesting to see how even the most conservative and narrow minded are force to open up and look in to the possibilities of an after life when they face to face with evidences that are too compelling too genuine to be ignored. Hence if there is reincarnation it means there is also karma which determines our future life 😉

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:59 PM
    A legendary figure of Buddhism in Buryatia was Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, charismatic Buddhist master and visionary and national hero, who had spread the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Interesting read of this forgotten story of Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, a monk who briefly ruled as a dharma king. He amazingly created a nonviolence Buddhist kingdom who protected thousands of women, children, and men at that time. In 1920’s Soviet government considered Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov to be rebels and Traditional Buryat culture was erased since then. Buddhist monasteries in Buryatia were destroyed and many followers were murdered. He was well remembered as a true Dharma King and a national hero. Interesting read of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lubsan-samdan-tsydenov-the-dharma-king-of-buryatia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:57 PM
    We came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing. There nothings that belongs to us. Whatever we own is temporary on loan only, so we should be glad in this life we are in human form. We should appreciate what we have at this moment, , doing , learning Dharma and practicing Dharma for a good and meaningful cause. Transforming our mind and benefiting others instead of ourselves.
    What Rinpoche had said and explained , very true indeed … we don’t own our body. Well use our body for the greater good of others. Reading the transcript by Tsem Rinpoche tells us more understanding .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-you-dont-own-your-body.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 11:20 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it’s truly amazing. Each one of these statues is special and drool-worthy, and they have rightly signified the place where they stand today.

    Even when we don’t have the opportunity too witness those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:19 PM
    Reading this article again, truly feeling sorry those refugees in Netherlands. Staying in another country far away from homeland is already sad. They need to start from scratch, could imagine their situation living in a foreign facing a lot of hinders such languages, cultures and so forth. The sad state of refugees living in Netherlands is really bad. The Netherlands has had a reputation as a humanitarian haven, with refugees and immigrants as the situation in their country isn’t safe enough. But entering as refugees they ended up living in empty offices, as room . The government authorities failed to provide basic amenities for those rejected ones who have not or cannot leave the country. The refugees are stuck in a system, were call as an illegal immigrant. They wandered in the streets of Amsterdam, moving from one place to another left in the cold winter. Lucky enough they have volunteers helping them supplying blankets , foods for them. Hopefully the authorities could do more to help those refugees out there and the situation right now has improved.
    Thank you Melissa for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-building-wanderers-of-amsterdam.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:17 PM
    Being generous also makes us feel better about ourselves. Generosity is both a natural confidence builder and a natural repellent of self-hatred. By focusing on what we are giving rather than on what we are receiving. Acts of generosity, such as giving our time, talent or resources, and expecting nothing in return, have been proven to be good for our health. Generous individuals are personally more fulfilled, happier and more peaceful within themselves. Enrich our life and that of others by practicing generosity. That’s what I consider true generosity without anything in return.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:15 PM
    A Stunning Chenrezig Thangka with an interesting story behind it.Detailed explanations of the iconography of this Buddha. Having understand about it ,will help us to practice better . Chenrezig is the bodhisattva that symbolizes the compassion of all Buddhas.The qualities of Chenrezig is indeed amazing in such away benefited many of us. According to legend, Chenrezig made an vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. Reciting the Chenrezig mani mantra and practising profound meditation on the nature of sound is believed to be powerful.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    Meaningful poems tells us a thousand words. Value and appreciate every moment of our life with those around us. Rinpoche had a very strong connection with Manjushri since childhood and its not surprised the way Rinpoche describe the divine. Lovely poems for us to ponder deeply.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/purpose.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    It is important to use these difficult times as life lessons, growing and shaping us to blossom into a stronger and wiser person every day. Stay strong and be tough, working as a team, sharing out as a team. Whatever happen then through thick and thin, individual commitment to work as a team is what makes a team work successful toward a common vision. It is true that we can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed as a team. Never give up even its hard with nothing much. Alone, we can do so little compare to working together, we can do so much.
    Reading this quote will inspire us to improve ourselves and our life so that we may be successful someday as a team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-see-the-porridge-and-run.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:04 PM
    The incredible story of the Chinese paper cut artist Ku Shulan. She is one such inspiring lady in the Chinese world of paper cutting. Been born in poor peasant family, doesn’t deter her from doing what she loves most. She had come along way of struggles and hardship to be where she was. She only showed her talent in later life following awakening from a coma after a head injury, discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO and was bestowed many domestic awards for her beautiful paper cuttings. Sadly Ku Shulan passed away in 2004 at age 84, but her popularity, and reputation continue to grow . Her unique coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:03 PM
    Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma…..well said by Rinpoche. Life is meaningless when we only chase for money, fame only at the of life nothing is left for us. What remains is just memories when we are gone. As we grew older , it’s time to chase after something that can last long till our last breathe. Learning, practicing Dharma is the best choice. Since learning and practicing dharma have my life change, benefiting other makes my wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands. Rinpoche had showed me the way and so as many more others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chasing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:00 PM
    Inspiring comment by Claire Briard who only met Rinpoche on facebook gave up eating meat. It has since changed his life and she have so much more respect for the all animals. She did wonderfully by encouraging her friends and anyone she met to go meatless. Beautiful message . Do not harm animals , give them a chance to live.
    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/claire-briard.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:40 PM
    Reading this old post had me think deeply how fragile life is. Nothing is permanent as life goes by. Over 50 people have died in India, most of them in Sikkim, in a devastating earthquake back in 2011. The measured a forceful 6.8 on the Richter scale had caused a significant damage in Nepal and Sikkim border. Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of India, Tibet and West Bengal. Thousands of people trapped in remote areas of Sikkim, rescue and relief teams had try every possible way to help them. Many villages in quake-hit Sikkim are out of reach and thousands are said to be affected. Sad to know that hundreds of houses have reportedly collapsed and many suffered substantial damage . We are fortunate to live in Malaysia where we do not experience earthquake at all. Whatever it is we need to appreciate every moment in our lives to learn , practice Dharma . Lives our life to the fullness meaningful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sikkim-earthquake-hits-india-tibet-and-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:25 PM
    Amazing a huge image of Shakyamuni Buddha on the Bayan-Khongor mountain near the village of Bayangol, Russia is created. Very unique creation indeed. It was considered the largest Buddha image in Russia and in the list of the largest Buddha images in the world. The locals has long been considered the Bayan-Khongor rock as a sacred place in the Khorinsky Buryats. The image of Buddha Shakyamuni was made with minimal impact on nature. What the creators were amazing ,they did not carve a full-fledged statue. Only the top layer of the rock was removed, the Buddha image were drawn and painted with paint. When an image of Buddha of this gigantic size is created, it is also a tremendous, incomparable virtue and great blessing for all whom merely seeing it.
    On the consecration day of this huge Buddha image, Venerable Yelo Rinpoche performed the consecration ritual. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of Buryatia and other cities of Russia attended the historical event. Looking at the pictures tells all. Accordingly, the larger, richer and more beautiful the offerings, the more they accumulate good merit. Lots of flowers , fruits , foods , cakes and so forth been offered .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Even I have not been there, looking at this huge image is a blessing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-largest-buddha-shakyamuni-in-russia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:08 PM
    Interesting discoveries…. Scientists do believe that about 100 billion stars in our galaxy, and in the universe about 100 billion galaxies. So it won’t be surprised that it had sheds light on the evolutionary history of early human ancestors. With the discoveries of rare human skulls dated millions years ago found by researchers in many different parts of the world, have proven that an early civilization did exist after all. Genuinely primitive and ancient human skulls were discovered in countries such Africa, China and so forth.
    Archaeologists have unearthed ancient skeletons with pointy, artificially deformed skulls belonging to an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago. Similar evidence of civilizations with deformed craniums were also found in many countries as well. Interesting… other than these discoveries the scientist and researchers did discovered aliens do exist too and we are not alone after all. Many sightings of aliens from different places in part of the world were seen by many eye witnesses. Ancient treasure artefacts found in a historic caves have added to claims ancient civilizations on earth were visited by advanced species from outer space.
    Thank you Rinpoche this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-visitors-season-1-episode-3.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:06 PM
    Choosing a religion is our choice. Its doesn’t matter what religion we chose we are to respect each other in order to have a harmonious surrounding. Every of us have the right to profess and to practice his or her religion. Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of any individual.
    Truly disappointed reading all those comments after when Rinpoche had mentioned that Rinpoche practiced Dorje Shugden. Somehow many positive comments too. Rinpoche had come along way from New Jessey to India then to Malaysia. We are fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this lives, learning and practicing Dharma and taking Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector. All i can say is through Rinpoche’s teaching, many of us has benefited from zero to be better person. Rinpoche had gave and showing us the light to be where we are today.
    Rinpoche had created a place of peace and heaven I would say it from my bottom of my heart. Rinpoche had worked tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient beings and trying to bring the wrong concept of viewing Dorje Shugden to those against the practice. The Tibetan leadership have their own agenda all these years, causing sufferings and disunity among the people practicing Dorje Shugden.
    Once for all hopefully the Dorje Shugden controversy will goes down into history.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . May more people read this blog to get a better view.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/thank-you-for-the-positivity.html

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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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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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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
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  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
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  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
    vikas baluni asked: abut growth of my business
    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
  • March 3, 2021 04:13
    Sandra asked: Dear respected pastors, what are dreams? Do dreams have significance? Are they simply images the mind views at night - do they resemble the dreamer's state of mind? Thank you for all your replies :) :)
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Hello. Nice to see you back here. On the normal level, both waking and dream states are both marred by our delusions. The teachings tell us that this deluded state continues through all our experiences, whether during the dreaming or waking states. The way to overcome this is to "wake up" from our delusions, or reach enlightenment. Normally when people think of dreams, they do so in psychological terms and so focus on the content of the dream. When we investigate the nature of the dream itself, we begin to investigate something deeper, the processes that underlies the whole of our existence. Understand this propels you further along the spiritual journey towards enlightenment. We have many dreams during one night of sleep, and may or may not consciously remember then when we wake up. In terms of content, dreams can be used to work through psychological issues or can indicate certain issues and overcoming them (as is common within Western psychological practices). In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams can be used for much more. In the advanced practices, one can transform ordinary dreams to further one's spiritual journey. This is not only in terms of working through psychological issues, but in terms of meditation and practice as well. Generally, there are three types of dreams as described below. Most of us only experience the first type, unless we progress on the spiritual path. 1. Samsaric dreams: these arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we take a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. 2. Clarity dreams: These dreams occur when you are fairly progressed in meditational practices and can carry this into the dream state. These dreams arise not from the emotions, or memories, etc., but from more subtler forms of karma and delusions. However, just like in waking mediational practice, you are not affected by the images or thoughts that appear to you. 3. Clear Light dreams: In the advanced tantric practices, there are teachings called dream yoga. The object of these is to achieve the clear light dreams, which are very difficult to achieve and take years and years of intense practice. The most important clear light mind that arises is actually at the time of our death, if we are trained enough in this very subtle state, we can actually control where we take rebirth. If we are more experienced in this state, then we can actually use it to meditate on the teachings and achieve enlightenment. Clear light dreams are a "lesser" type of clear light mind, that helps practitioners prepare for the time of death. When we have an auspicious dream such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., even though this is auspicious, it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. There are instances however, when the enlightened beings and Dharma protectors will send practitioners dreams to help with their practice or as methods of divination. Tsem Rinpoche once told us of a very powerful Nyingma lama known for his divination abilities. Students would ask him a question, then he would take a nap, and receive divination advice in this dreams, which he would then relay to his students. This lama was well-known for this ability because his dream divinations were extremely accurate. As I am sure you can tell, the scope of dreams with the Buddhist context is very vast and I will not be able to cover everything here. However, I hope that what I have written helps your understanding. Thank you.
  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your suggestion. At the moment, there are no plans to publish another article with 2021 dates. But I have listed out some of the auspicious days and their dates for this year for you. I have only included future dates, not those that have already passed. Saga Dawa Duchen - 26th May 2021 Chokhor Duchen - 14th July 2021 Dorje Shugden Day - 24th August 2021 Lhabab Duchen - 27th October 2021 Gaden Ngamchoe or Tsongkhapa Day - 29th December 2021 I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • 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.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: 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 In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
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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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