Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s Advice on Dorje Shugden’s Practice

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The great master of sutra and tantra, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was a strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden and encouraged his students to follow suit also.

The great master of sutra and tantra, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was a strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden and encouraged his students to follow suit also.

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear friends,

In 1983 His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche bestowed the initiation of Dorje Shugden to Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen’s students. The initiation, or sogtae in Tibetan, took place at Thubten Dhargye Ling Dharma centre in Los Angeles, USA which was Geshe-la’s centre, and Geshe-la requested this initiation on his students’ behalf. Thus being one of Geshe-la’s students, I had the good fortune to receive teachings from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche including the practice of Dorje Shugden.

The first time I laid eyes on Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s picture was in Los Angeles, in my friend’s van when he came to pick me up for tsok at the centre. There was a picture of a lama on his dashboard that I had never seen before. I didn’t know who this lama was so I asked my friend and the instant I heard his name, faith spontaneously arose. All I could think about was that this person was a Buddha and if you followed him, you would reach enlightenment and I fully, truly really believed that. So you can only imagine how excited and scared and overjoyed I was when I found out that Kyabje Zong Rinpoche himself was going to visit and live in our centre. You can read more here about how I met His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and also our relationship over here.

On the afternoon Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was due to arrive, I was so frustrated because I had to go to work. So right after work, I rushed back to the centre and when I got there, there were a lot of unfamiliar shoes outside and unfamiliar luggage crowded in the main hall. That was when I heard the voice of Heruka himself coming from upstairs. Shortly afterwards, Geshe-la introduced me to his teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and upon sight I knew that he was and always would be my root guru. Geshe-la also later appointed me to cook and personally serve Kyabje Zong Rinpoche for the entire duration of his stay and so that became my daily routine for the next six months. I would go to work and when I wasn’t working, I had the great merits to serve, cook meals, clean and assist two Buddhas – Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Geshe-la. This happened every single day without fail.

Puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery with H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

Puja in Gaden Shartse Monastery with H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the throne, Kyabje Lati Rinpoche and Kyabje Zemey Rinpoche. Click on image to enlarge.

So although I was ‘just’ 18 at the time, already I felt a deep and very profound connection. And that connection to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is just as strong within me now in 2017. It has been more than 30 years since I last saw His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche but my faith today is just as firm as the first time I met him or, dare I say, even more firm today. I will never, ever abandon any teachings, practices, advice or instructions given to me by Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I will practise what he gave me personally till my end and also share what Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gave me to many others because everything he gave me was perfect and without flaw. There can never be a flaw or negative quality in anything that comes from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

Over 30 years ago, I made my choice that His Holiness Zong Rinpoche is my root guru and I have never wavered from it since or had second thoughts or doubted. I think everyone has the right to choose their guru, accept his practice and no other gurus or their students should criticise this. Because it is not their right to do so. To advise against another guru and his teachings is not proper spiritual etiquette. If you are truly spiritual, you will never criticise another person’s teacher or their practice ever. The relationship between a teacher and disciple is between them. When we start criticising, there is no end to the criticism. We are just ordinary people and we can be in danger of one day criticising someone sincere both student and teacher. Hurting their relationship and endangering their spiritual path does not benefit them or us. The karma for us will be heavy and it will return to us in the form of not gaining any higher attainments and realisations. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche lived a healthy, long and highly fruitful life benefiting thousands. He passed at 80 in full control without any illness and he predicted the time of his own passing exactly. In fact he was supposed to pass away earlier but due to many requests from his students, and also the promise he made to find his root guru His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche’s incarnation, he delayed his own passing. So today his incarnation has returned in perfect form and resides in Gaden Shartse Monastery and has nearly completed his studies. This shows clearly if you practise Dorje Shugden, only good things arise. Some people like to say if you practise Dorje Shugden, you lose your refuge vows and you will take rebirth in the three lower realms. Well certainly Kyabje Zong Rinpoche did not take rebirth in the three lower realms and he would never send his thousands of students to the three lower realms by giving them Dorje Shugden practice.

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a renowned ritual master who even had the ability to control the weather.

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was a renowned ritual master who even had the ability to control the weather.

So His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche manifested passing in 1984 and his body stayed in death meditation for three days without decomposition in the South Indian heat where Gaden Monastery is located. During the lifetime of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, no one and no lama even would speak negatively about Dorje Shugden as they could not refute the logic and erudite knowledge of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Even the Tibetan leadership would never say one word about Dorje Shugden. They knew they could not defeat Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in debate as the many senior monks said. The Tibetan leadership (Dharamsala or CTA) never ‘advised’ His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to cease his practice and proliferation of Dorje Shugden. It was after the passing of this great master we hear some negative reverberations from Tibetan leadership against Dorje Shugden for political reasons it seems. But it does not affect me and the millions of practitioners around the world. In life, whatever we do, there will be people against it and in agreement. We just have to be firm. I am firm because my root teacher gave this practice to me.

So Geshe-la had formally requested the initiation, also known as sogtae or life-entrustment, from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of the powerful Dharma protector Dorje Shugden. Geshe-la was himself a very dedicated practitioner of Dorje Shugden, and wanted his students to have a strong connection with the protector so that they too could benefit from this beneficial practice. Geshe-la both before and after my meeting of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche encouraged me to practise Dorje Shugden which of course I never had any hesitation over. Geshe-la had become one with Chenrezig himself, I have always seen it this way, and therefore I knew for a fact Geshe-la requested Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to bestow the Dorje Shugden initiation for the sake of his students.

A master of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s calibre is like the rarest jewel. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree, a part of the older generation of lamas who were educated and trained in Tibet itself. Known as a master of both sutra and tantra, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is universally considered one of the greatest masters within the Gelug lineage of Tibetan Buddhism of recent times. His Holiness was a master of debate, philosophy and practice and as such a great master, he agreed to give the initiation for the benefit of Geshe-la’s students. Then after the initiation was given, Geshe-la and his students practised Dorje Shugden very strongly and together we did monthly pujas for years. I know this because I did the pujas with them without fail every single month until I left for India to join the monastery.

In the video below, you can hear the holy voice of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche giving advice and commentary when he conferred the practice of Dorje Shugden. Such a high and renowned master of the Tibetan Buddhist lineage practised Dorje Shugden. His spiritual attainments are unquestionable and if he practised such a Dharma protector we can be assured that this practice is a beneficial one, which will definitely help us along our spiritual path towards enlightenment. This practice has been existing for over 400 years of lineage both in Sakya and Gelug. Many great and holy Sakya and Gelug masters practised Dorje Shugden deeply and advised their students to do so. Some of these Sakya masters were throne holders (Sakya Trizins) of the Sakya lineage. Some of these masters were throne holders (Gaden Tripas) of the Gelug lineage also.

Please listen carefully to what His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche has to say about Dorje Shugden in his legendary straightforward and commanding eloquence. It is a huge, huge blessing to hear the voice of Heruka himself.

I bow to His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in this and future lives,
Tsem Rinpoche

 


 

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s
Teachings on Dorje Shugden

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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

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(Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen speaks in Los Angeles requesting for Dorje Shugden sogtae (initiation) from His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche)

My root guru His Holiness Kyabje Zong Tulku Dorje Chang Lobsang Tsundu Thubten Gyeltsen gives most emanation deity Gyalchen Dorje Shugden’s life entrustment initiation along with very pure and excellent biographies and stories, here is the voice record while giving the empowerment.

I, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen student formally requested.

 


 

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on Dorje Shugden

(His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche begins to speak through a translator)

After receiving this Dorje Shugden initiation, you have to do puja once a month. Also, it is necessary to follow the commitment, and you have to make a commitment with the lineage and with the order.

So that means, for example you [might] receive teachings from different traditions but mainly, your practice, your focus, your energy [should be put] into this lineage, the Gelugpa lineage.

If you have to or if you wish to do some kind of Dharmic activities with other sects of Buddhism, that is okay to do some kind of activities but your main practice or the principle practice, you have to make the commitment with this lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa. That’s why I mentioned before, you have to know and told that you should not take initiation if you are not sure. So once you take this initiation, then you have to make a commitment with the Gelug lineage and this is necessary not to mix up everything.

There are sometimes rumours that people say, “Oh, Shugden initiation is not…”, people say that it is not necessary to take Shugden initiation or, some people say Shugden is even not good protector.

That is not true. People who have this Shugden initiation and people who practice Dorje Shugden, those people have very great, successful meditation and practice. Even worldly measures, like worldly activities and business and job; everything becomes very successful.

Because it says Dorje Shugden is a Gelugpa protector, so some people they think when you say ‘Gelugpa protector’, they think we are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they think they are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they are sectarian. Actually, not sectarian…maybe because they are sectarian so they think that the people who practice Shugden are sectarian. People make up all kinds of stories and rumours, you should know that beforehand.

Some people, after taking the Shugden initiation and teachings, when they hear these rumours, they think…ignorant people, narrow-minded people make those rumours, and some people think that it is true and so maybe they give up the practice or they even don’t want to have this protector which is very bad, and that is not good for the person.

Actually it is up to you, whatever you want to do is up to you; your own life, everything is your own choice and your freedom and your own enlightenment, and what you want to do or not is up to you but I’m talking about what is good for you. You have to be very careful about what you do and you should not become gullible; you should not just follow someone saying “this is no good” and listen to all these stories from people. You should not change your mind, and you should always be aware and you have to make sure.

In Tibet, it doesn’t matter what people say and actually in Tibet, there’s many people who follow this and do this practice and actually, always there’s more and more people who do this kind of meditation.

So you have to know this, you have to be very sure or otherwise, later on, if people say to you “Oh, this practice is no good” and they make all kinds of stories and rumours…then if you give up, then it’s not good for you and then it will be a big mistake for you. Therefore you have to make sure that you keep this commitment and follow this commitment.

Because this is your own choice, and no one says you should do or you must do this and your own…like you choose to do this so you have to think about this very carefully. No one says you must do this without your own choice, and it’s like if you don’t want to and no one can say “you should do this or shouldn’t do this.”

(repeated) Because it says Dorje Shugden is a Gelugpa protector, so some people they think when you say ‘Gelugpa protector’, they think we are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they think they are narrow-minded and they think people who practice Shugden, they are sectarian. Actually, not sectarian…maybe because they are sectarian so they think that the people who practice Shugden are sectarian. People make up all kinds of stories and rumours, you should know that beforehand.

This is a very special protector and very precious, so therefore you have to do puja monthly.

You have to do the puja once a month, the prayer, long sadhana or long prayer, once a month but if, for example, if next month, if you know you’re going to be very very busy, if you know that you can’t do this, it’s impossible – then you can do the puja for next month, this month. The month before, you can do two [pujas] within two days.

If you don’t know how to read the sadhana, the prayers; if you cannot do the sadhana or you’re unable to do [the sadhana], then you also can ask the Lama, or monks or teachers to do this for you.

It is very important to know that you really want to take this initiation, and it is not just to come here and take this initiation because other people are taking this initiation. If you feel “I should do this and if I don’t do, then maybe I’m going to miss something”, that is the wrong idea. If you really want to make the commitment, then you should take. Otherwise you shouldn’t.
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As I mentioned before, if you don’t know how to say the prayer and if you’re unable to do the puja once a month, then you can ask a Lama or your friend who knows this prayer and this monthly puja – you can invite them to your place, and ask them to do the puja.

Or if you can’t do [the puja] at your home, then even if it’s long-distance, like at some kind of monastery or where the Lama or the friend is – you can ask them, or him or her, to do this puja.

The reason I’m saying this again and again is because if you don’t follow just any kind of people, and if you’re not gullible, then it’s okay.

However, it is possible sometimes that even a Lama or monk or some kind of teacher says “this is not right, and it’s wrong, and you shouldn’t do this kind of practice” – then it’s possible that you can change your mind. You think, “Because a Lama or some kind of teacher is saying this to me, maybe it’s true” – so people are very easily influenced and they can change their minds.

And one of the reasons because many Westerners don’t know the Dharma deeply, and all the significance and symbolism and the meanings. They also don’t know who is the right teacher and who is not the right teacher; they just go wherever there is a teacher or some sort of Lama, and they go and listen to all these teachings and that’s why. Westerners are generally very honest people, very direct, and very…they’re good people, they have a good heart.

Like in India or in Tibet, sometimes they…some people, they don’t practice Shugden but they say they are practicing Shugden. And some people, they do practice and they say something else. What people say and what they do is different, and so there’s kind of a corruption.

In India, some people mislead other people, other Tibetans. When some Tibetans ask them to do the Shugden puja, they will say, “Yes, I will do puja for you.” But after they go, they will do something else, and not the Shugden puja – they do another different puja. The people who asked them to do puja, they don’t know – if they can’t read, they can’t read and write – that these people say they are doing Shugden puja, but they don’t do it. They do something else and they just do what they want to do, and it’s very bad.

The reason why they do that is because in India and Tibet, householders will invite laypeople or monks to do this puja. It is a long puja and long day, so the household makes offerings like dana. These people are lying, saying they’re doing the Shugden puja but they don’t do. And they actually don’t like to do Shugden puja but in order to get some kind of benefit or money or some other reason, they say they do the pujas and it’s very very bad and very samsaric motivation.

Eventually those people, the householders who request for the Shugden puja will know or realise; they know that these people are not doing the right puja because they feel that it is not helping. It is not working because they are not doing the real puja. Eventually, they can feel intuitively because it is not helping, it doesn’t feel right. They will say they don’t want those people to do the puja, and will ask someone and make sure that the people who do the Shugden puja, are also practicing Shugden.

Here, we don’t have that kind of problems and there is no doubt. I’m just talking about general stories so that you have some type of understanding and everything.

This transcript has been edited for clarity and ease of understanding.

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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Speaks on the History & Lineage of Dorje Shugden

In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

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The Dharmapala is real1 and he is the emanation of Vajrapani. From the Thousand Buddhas, he is the ‘Sangye Hlungzey’2 , the last Buddha from the thousand. He generated Bodhicitta and said before the Buddha, 999 Buddhas, whatever actions the Buddha did, he will also do those.

He started generating Bodhicitta before with the ‘Rinchen Nyingpo’3 the essence of the jewel. He started there and since then he created merit in the things he did. In history, if you think about this, in our country, there was a great Mahasiddha Buton Rinchen Drub. He was also the Dharmapala.

Before that in India, he was the great master of the Mahasiddha Birwapa. His name was Birwapa.

During Birwapa’s time in India, there was a very large monastery with many monks and scholars of Buddhism. There were around 500 of them together in one place and Atisha was the proud leader of those monks. Birwapa was living in that very monastery and he was also one of the great scholars.

He kept a small bottle of the wine for the tsog offering. It was his commitment of the tantra, therefore he kept that.

Atisha saw the wine and as he was the leader of those monks, Atisha said “You cannot stay in the monastery. You have to keep away from the monastery because you keep wine in the monastery. Therefore, you have to go”.

He then said to Atisha, “This wine doesn’t hurt me”.

Atisha said, “I know that it does not hurt you but it hurts others, therefore you have to leave the monastery”. Then when the monks were together in the chanting hall, he said “I am a bad person therefore I cannot go through the door and I have to go upwards”. Then he took his cushion, sprung through the ceiling and went up in space.

Then he went away. When he reached the banks of the Ganga, a very big river in India, he said, “I am a bad person, therefore if I cross you, then you will be bad, therefore better you just keep away from me”. He told that to the river and at that time the river parted and he passed through.

From there he arrived at a temple and in that temple the people sacrificed many animals every day to make offerings to their God. He went inside the temple right to the statue of the God and he pushed away the very strong, big statue with his knee and pushed it outside.

The devotees were very upset but they couldn’t challenge him so they asked, “Please allow us to put the statue back into the temple. We want this statue back inside the temple. Please put it back there.” They asked this to Birwapa who then said, “I will take this statue back inside of the temple but you need to make a commitment, I first need something from you”.

“What is the commitment?” They asked.

“That you don’t kill any more animals to sacrifice to this God and also when you give an offering to this God, buy rice or any other food, if you do that, then I will put the statue back into the temple”.

Inside the temple, there is also a dakini ‘Namkyi Jetsun’4, there is also a statue of that. Then he went there and he tapped the head of the statue of the dakini. Then the dakini’s head absorbed into the body, and there’s no head.

When the head went down into the body of the stone, stone body, then he pulled up the two ears, holding each ear with each hand, and brought the head back up like normal.

Since then the goddess had a new name, ‘Lhamo Namjurma’5, meaning “hold from the ear”, that’s how the goddess got the name.

In India, he also taught, developed and propagated the Dharma. After that, he went to Nepal. In Nepal, he saw the statue of Lhamo Chandika made from stone.

During that time, in Nepal, there are some people who check, like mathematics, like prophesise, clairvoyance, something like this. They said there was need to sacrifice animals. About 2 million animals to be killed and sacrifice within 3 years and if they don’t do that, the Nepalese government or people, the country will have very bad opportunities, or something very bad will happen.

The Nepalese government, they wanted to, in fact they had to do this, because they had to care for the country but they didn’t have that kind of animal. They were thinking what do we do? Then Birwapa he said, “Take it easy, I have an idea. It doesn’t need 2 million animals but only black sesame seeds, hundreds of bags of sesame seeds”.

Nepalese government need to make the sacrifice to Lhamo Chandika, and while Birwapa was performing the fire puja, some people saw Lhamo Chandika in the wood pyre, when he gave her the sesame seed through his hand, they also saw many animals, what looked like animals strewn forth.

At that time, Birwapa has a very high quality or had very high reputation of the Dharma, Dharma’s power. And then after that, then his generation, in our country there is ‘Panchen Shakya Sherab’6. He is also reincarnation of the mahasiddha and *Panchen Shakya Sherab6 is also very great scholar but not only scholar, like a mahasiddha of scholars, a very great one.

After that later, then also Buton Rinchen Drub came, also generation of the eight Shabje Sherab, come down then great scholar also Buton Rinchen Drub.

Buton Rinchen Drub, after he left, he also reincarnated back during the time of Lama Tsongkhapa, Je Rinpoche, at which time, came the great mahasiddha called Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Then Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen also changed his life, and also then after that was Panchen Sonam Drakpa. Panchen Sonam Drakpa is the teacher of the 3rd Dalai Lama. Panchen Sonam Drakpa has good, very excellent qualities and also very high reputation and after that then, after that came Sonam Yeshe Wangpo.

When Sonam Yeshe Wangpo left, his next incarnation was Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was a very great scholar. Even as a thirteen year old boy, he was a great scholar, spiritual, taken to practising the Lamrim, clear self realization and the ability to teach to others too. His guru is Panchen Lobsang Chokyi.

During Lama Tsongkhapa’s time, Nechung Chokyong, the government’s protector, although he didn’t show his real form but instead emanated as one young boy, went many times to Lama Tsongkhapa’s place, with Lama Tsongkhapa together with his the disciples, he asked, “I need help, I need help, who can do it?”

He asked many times but nobody says “I will do it”, nobody said that.

Then one day, Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen who was the oldest student of Lama Tsongkhapa around that time thought to himself, “This boy has come many times”, and proceeded to say “I will help you, I will help you”.

Then the young boy said to Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, “Don’t you forget what you told me, don’t forget’ and disappeared.

At the same period, this boy, that is the time of Lama Tsongkhapa, the 1st Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drup, he is the disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. Since then, the Dalai Lama, the 2nd, the 3rd, the 4th and the 5th Dalai Lama also, five generations after, then Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen came. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen is there, during Lama Tsongkhapa’s time he is Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, he was there. Then 5th Dalai Lama’s time he came and his name is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Then one day, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen went to the oracle. Nechung came through the oracle, with other people present, asked “Do you remember what you promised to me, do you remember that?”

Then Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen said, “I don’t remember”.

Then Nechung gave some barley to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, “You take this, burn the barley and smell it with your nose and then you will remember”. When Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen got back to his place and burnt the barley, he remembered Nechung as the emanation of the small boy, his promise to help and also remembered his whole past.

When he remembered, he thought, “Now I need to show the form of a Dharmapala”. After that where also, then he said that Nechung, Damchen Dorje Legpa is another protector of the Dharma, very powerful.

Then he said also, he talked to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, “Now in this time, now is the lucky time, we have pure Dharma and this is the system of Lama Tsongkhapa that is like gold. And also, if you become a protector of that, then you will be his best one, you are the best protector of the Lama Tsongkhapa’s system of teachings”.

Then next time when he went to Nechung and Nechung came through the oracle. He said “I will do it, I will take the form of Dharmapala but I don’t have cause of death”.

What is the cause of death? Somebody to make anger or somebody to create bad action to him, then that will be the cause to become and take form as a Dharmapala. Therefore he told this, “I don’t have that kind of a problem”. Then Nechung says “You will stay in Lhasa, go into Lhasa”. “I will make a cause of death”, Nechung told Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Then that’s what Nechung told to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen and just like that, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen went to the Lhasa. Lhasa is the capital of Tibet. While he was staying in Lhasa, people, Tibetan people, local people or from long distance came to see him. His reputation was much higher than His Holiness the Dalai Lama at that time. Therefore one of the attendants of the Dalai Lama, Desi Sangye Gyatso, got angry and mad and he tried to kill Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Then the attendant of the 5th Dalai Lama, Desi Sangye, killed Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. But His Holiness the Dalai Lama doesn’t know anything, no. Then this attendant of the Dalai Lama he told to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was very sick. His Holiness the Dalai Lama then said, “If he is sick, I want to go to there and I want to see him”.

Desi Sangye Gyatso then said “Oh, you cannot go there. Your Holiness please you don’t go because his sickness is very dizzy. Very dizzy. Very badly dizzy. Also it is not good for you. Please don’t go”. And he stopped His Holiness from going there whilst on the other side, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen’s body was burned.

When burning his body, very special smoke, a smoke with a rainbow together rose. Rainbow in the smoke together just like a pillar, straight into space, very long one…

Then this rainbow and smoke mixture stayed in sky, go up, and that time, the attendant of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was very upset. He thought about how people were very bad to him. Killed and also everything very bad action they did to him, but he don’t think about those, and he goes straight up to the pure land, looked like he is going up straight to pureland. That he doesn’t like.

And also “Why don’t you do anything and go straight that way”. His robes hit the smoke and then smoke is coming down. Doesn’t go up anymore. And then come down to earth and the whole area very smoky with the rainbow just like fog on the ground…

Then he started to become, taking a wrathful form, a very powerful one. Then he went to Sangphu, From Lhasa to Sangphu. Sangphu is on the other side of Lhasa. They have a protector called Setrabpa, this is the college of Setrabpa. He went there and stayed there.

Then there were many different kind of signs, very powerful and very strange for this country, our country. Everybody was afraid.

Then the 5th Dalai Lama and his government, they tried to make a burn, through the fire puja. Very great ones, like His Holiness Dalai Lama, Karmapa, ‘Dorje Tra’7, and many Gaden Karampa, those powerful lamas tried to make it burn with a fire puja. But they cannot burn, cannot do anything, it was powerful.

Therefore then they know that, after that they put “Now you are the protector, to make the protector, then Dorje Shugden”, and since then also, from the Chinese King like that time also, his great name Dharmapala therefore… many different places also, even China, they sent many different kinds of offerings to Dharmapala and also those kind of Dharmapala hats.

Since then, very powerful protector, a very powerful, great quality protector, therefore then sogwang8, means the initiation of the Gyalchen, since then can, when they were given the initiation of the Dharmapala… that blessed Dharmapala through the text by Lama Rinchen Wangyal. But then sometimes, that one also the text lost.

Since then lost that text, and then people, even high level teachers they couldn’t get the initiations of Dharmapala.

Then during Kyabje Pabongka’s time and also Tagphu Dorje Chang. Tagphu Dorje Chang, a very great mahasiddha, he is very great, truly great Mahashidda. And then Kyabje Pabongka asked Tagphu Dorje Chang,“Please try to get the initiation of the Dharmapala because we need it”, asked.

Then Tagphu Dorje Chang he went to the Tushita Heaven because Lama Tsongkhapa is there now. And he went to Tushita Heaven and also he see that Lama Tsongkhapa and also then get the initiation for Dharmapala from Lama Tsongkhapa. Two different kinds of initiations. Tagphu Dorje Chang got it.

Then from the Lama Tsongkhapa given this initiation to Tagphu Dorje Chang, Tagphu Dorje Chang gave the initiation to Kyabje Pabongka, Then Kyabje Pabongka gave this initiation to Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang. Then from Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang gave then His Holiness our guru Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He got three times, about three times. Then since then to gurus, it’s four generations.

Tagphu Dorje Chang is a great mahasiddha of the Tibetans, that is the everybody knows just general, everybody knows he is great, because like a statue also talking to him, even like this, also normally Tara and himself, like a person each other, talking to each other, this kind has…

Kyabje Pabongka is a great mahasiddha and long time because his long history and in this time also he the great action of the Dharma increasing and also make develop in the whole of our country Tibet, he is giving teachings and also develop Dharma very kind for us indeed. He is also the emanation of the Chakrasamvara, he is the real Chakrasamvara.

His Holiness also says, and those kind of you have great teachers, great mahasiddhas, through that ways the initiations came and also we got and if you want more details of those real, if you want to know then it has textbook… His Holiness mentioned one textbook I had, because through His Holiness this time I got, and also maybe I can make a Xerox for you, and also you will have centre here or any other centre, therefore if you want to learn you learn from them from your teacher.

Those the commentary of these texts, printing in India also if you want it, Geshe-la His Holiness mentioned where is there.

Footnote:
1 sound unclear, some words were not transcribed
2-7 sound not very clear, hence spelling may not be accurate
8 sogwang – sogtae

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पवित्र क्याब्जे जोंग रिन्पोछेद्वारा दोर्जे शुग्देन दिक्षा र लाभहरुको व्याख्या

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(घेशे सुल्त्रिम ग्याल्छेन लसएन्जलसमा पवित्र क्याब्जे जोंग रिन्पोछेबाट दोर्जे शुग्देन सोग्ते (दिक्षा)को अनुरोध गर्दै बोल्नुहुन्छ ।)

मेरो मूल गुरु पवित्र क्याब्जे जोंग टुल्कु दोर्जे च्यांग लोब्सांग सुन्दु थुब्तेन ग्याल्छेनले सबैभन्दा बढी अवतरित देवता ग्याल्छेन दोर्जे शुग्देनको जीवन समर्पण दिक्षा अत्यन्त पवित्र र उत्कृष्ट जीवनी र कथाहरुको साथ दिनुहुन्छ; सशक्तिकरण दिँदाको आवाजको रेकर्डिङ यहाँ प्रस्तुत छ।

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पवित्र क्याब्जे जोंग रिन्पोछेद्वारा दोर्जे शुग्देन दिक्षा र लाभहरुको व्याख्या

(पवित्र क्याब्जे जोंग रिन्पोछे अनुवादक मार्फत बोल्न शुरु गर्नुहुन्छ)

दोर्जे शुग्देनको यो दिक्षा प्राप्त गरेपछि, तपाईंले पुजा महिनामा एक पटक गर्नुपर्दछ। साथै प्रतिबद्धताको पालन गर्न पनि आवश्यक छ, र तपाईंले सम्प्रदायसँग र वंशसँग प्रतिबद्धता गर्नुपर्दछ ।

यसको मतलब, उदाहरणको लागि तपाईंले विभिन्न परम्पराबाट शिक्षा प्राप्त गर्नुहुन्छ वा सक्नुहुन्छ। तर मुख्यतः तपाईंको साधना, तपाईंको ध्यान, तपाईंको उर्जा यो सम्प्रदाय, गेलुग्पा वंशमा लगाउनुपर्दछ।

यदि तपाईं कुनै प्रकारको बौद्ध धर्मका धार्मिक क्रिया अन्य बौद्ध सम्प्रदायमा गर्न चाहनुहुन्छ भने, कुनै किसमका कार्यहरु गर्नु ठिक छ, तर तपाईंको मुख्य साधना वा प्रमुख साधनामा, तपाईंले लामा चोंखापाको यस वंशसँग प्रतिबद्धता गर्नुपर्दछ। त्यसकारण मैले पहिले पनि उल्लेख गरे कि तपाईंलाई थाहा हुनुपर्दछ कि यदि तपाईं पक्का हुनुहुँदैन भने तपाईंले दिक्षा लिनुहुँदैन । त्यसकारण एक पटक तपाईंले यो दिक्षा लिएपछि तपाईंले गेलुग वंशप्रति प्रतिबद्धता लिनुपर्दछ र सबै चिजको मिश्रण हुन नदिन यो आवश्यक छ।

कहिलेकाहीँ मानिसहरुमा हल्ला चल्छ र उनीहरु भन्छन्, “ए, शुग्देन दिक्षा त……….”, मानिसहरु भन्छन् कि शुग्देन दिक्षा लिन आवश्यक छैन वा, केहि मानिसहरु भन्छन् शुग्देन राम्रो रक्षक पनि होइनन्।

यो सहि होइन। मानिसहरु जोसँग शुग्देन दिक्षा छ र जसले दोर्जे शुग्देनको साधना गर्छन्, ती मानिसहरुसँग अत्यन्त महान, सफल ध्यान र साधना हुन्छ। यहाँसम्म कि सांसारिक साधन, जस्तै कि सांसारिक कार्यहरु र व्यापार व्यवसाय र जागिर; सबै सफल हुन्छ।

किनकि भनिन्छ कि दोर्जे शुग्देन एक गेलुग्पा रक्षक हुन्, त्यसकारण केहि मानिसहरुले सोच्छन् कि जब तपाईं ‘गेलुग्पा रक्षक’ भन्नुहुन्छ, उनीहरु सोच्छन् कि हाम्रो संकुचित मानसिकता छ र उनीहरु सोच्छन् कि जसले शुग्देन साधना गर्छन्, उनीहरुको संकुचित मानसिकता हुन्छ र उनीहरु सोच्छन् कि शुग्देन साधना गर्ने मानिसहरु साम्प्रदायिक हुन्छन्। वास्तवमा, साम्प्रदायिक भन्दैनन् किनकि सायद उनीहरु आफैं साप्रदायिक छन् त्यसकारण उनीहरु सोच्छन् कि मानिसहरु जसले शुग्देन साधना गर्छन्, उनीहरु साम्प्रदायिक हुन्। मानिसहरु यी सबै प्रकारका कथा र हल्लाहरु बनाउंछन्, तपाईंलाई यो कुरा पहिले नै थाहा हुनुपर्दछ।

केहि मानिसहरु, शुग्देन दिक्षा र शिक्षाहरु लिएपछि, जब यी हल्लाहरु सुन्छन्, उनीहरु सोच्छन्……. अज्ञानी मानिसहरु, संकुचित मानसिकता भएका व्यक्तिहरुले त्यस्ता हल्ला फैलाउँछन्, र केहि मानिसहरुले यसलाई सहि मान्छन् र सायद उनीहरु साधना छोड्छन् वा उनीहरु यो रक्षक समेत चाहँदैनन् जुन खराब कुरा हो, र यो मानिसहरुका लागि ठिक हुँदैन।

वास्तवमा यो तपाईंमा निर्भर गर्छ, तपाईं जे गर्न चाहनुहुन्छ त्यो तपाईंमा निर्भर गर्छ; तपाईंको आफ्नो जीवन, सबथोक तपाईंको आफ्नै इच्छा र तपाईंको स्वतन्त्रता हो र तपाईंको आफ्नै ज्ञान हो, र तपाईं के गर्न चाहनुहुन्छ र के चाहनुहुन्न तपाईंमा निर्भर गर्छ तर म तपाईंको लागि के सहि छ, त्यसबारे बोल्दै छु। तपाईंले के गर्ने भन्नेबारे धेरै सावधान हुनुपर्दछ र तपाईं चांडै भ्रमित हुने व्यक्ति हुनुहुँदैन; तपाईंलाई कसैले “यो राम्रो होइन” भन्दैमा मान्नुहुँदैन र मानिसहरुबाट यी सबै कथाहरु सुन्नुपर्दछ। तपाईंले आफ्नो विचार बद्लिनुहुँदैन र तपाईं सधै सजक हुनुपर्दछ र र तपाईंले सुनिश्चित गर्नुपर्दछ।

तिब्बतमा यसले फरक पर्दैन कि मानिसहरु के भन्छन् र वास्तवमा तिब्बतमा, धेरै व्यक्तिहरु छन् जसले यसलाई मान्छन् र यो साधना गर्छन् र वास्तवमा, सधै त्यहाँ धेरैभन्दा धेरै मानिसहरु छन्, जसले यस प्रकारको ध्यान गर्छन्।

त्यसकारण तपाईंले यो थाहा पाउनुपर्दछ तपाईं यसबारे निश्चित हुनुपर्दछ वा अन्यथा पछि गएर, मानिसहरुले तपाईंलाई “ए, यो साधना राम्रो छैन” भने भने र उनीहरुले सबै प्रकारका कथा र हल्लाहरु बनाए भने… त्यसपछि तपाईंले छोड्नुभयो भने, त्यो तपाईंको लागि राम्रो हुँदैन र यो तपाईंको ठुलो गल्ति हुनेछ। त्यसकारण तपाईंले यो सुनिश्चित गर्नुपर्दछ कि तपाईं यो प्रतिबद्धता कायम राख्नुहुन्छ र यसको पालन गर्नुहुन्छ।

किनकि यो तपाईंको इच्छा हो, र कसैले तपाईंलाई यो गर्नुपर्दछ वा यो गर्नैपर्दछ भनेर भन्दैन र तपाईंको आफ्नै ईच्छाले… तपाईंले यो गर्न छनौट गर्नुभयो त्यसकारण यसबारे अत्यन्त सावधानीपूर्वक सोच्नुपर्दछ। कसैले तपाईंले यो गर्नैपर्दछ भनेर भन्दैन तपाईंको इच्छाबिना, र यो यस्तो हो कि यदि तपाईं गर्न चाहनुहुन्न भने र तपाईंलाई कसैले “तपाईंले यो गर्नुपर्दछ वा यो गर्नुहुँदैन” भन्न सक्दैन।

किनकि यो भानिन्छ कि दोर्जे शुग्देन एक गेलुग्पा रक्षक हुन्, त्यसकारण केहि मानिसहरु यो सोच्छन् कि जब तपाईंले ‘गेलुग्पा रक्षक’ भन्नुहुन्छ, उनीहरु सोच्छन् कि तपाईं संकुचित मानसिकताको हुनुहुन्छ र उनीहरु यो सोच्छन् कि शुग्देन साधना गर्ने मान्छेहरु, संकुचित मानसिकताका हुन्छन् र उनीहरु यो सोच्छन् कि शुग्देन साधना गर्ने मान्छेहरु, साम्प्रदायिक हुन्छन्। वास्तवमा, साम्प्रदायिक भन्दैनन्… सायद उनीहरु आफैँ साप्रदायिक छन् त्यसकारण उनीहरु सोच्छन् कि मानिसहरु जसले शुग्देन साधना गर्छन्, उनीहरु साम्प्रदायिक हुन्छन्। मानिसहरु सबै प्रकारका कथा र हल्लाहरु बनाउछन्, तपाईंलाई यसबारे पहिले नै थाहा हुनुपर्दछ।

यी एक अत्यन्त विशेष रक्षक हुन् र धेरै अमुल्य पनि, त्यसकारण तपाईंले पुजा मासिक रुपमा गर्नुपर्दछ।

तपाईंले महिनामा एक पटक पुजा गर्नुपर्दछ, प्रार्थना, लामो साधना वा लामो प्रार्थना, महिनामा एक पटक गर्नुपर्दछ तर उदाहरणको लागि, यदि अर्को महिना तपाईं धेरै धेरै व्यस्त हुनुहुनेछ भन्ने थाहा छ भने, यदि तपाईंले अर्को महिना यो गर्न सक्नुहुन्न भन्ने लाग्छ र यो असम्भव छ भन्ने लाग्छ भने तपाईंले अर्को महिनाको लागि पुजा यहि महिना गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ। अघिल्लो महिना नै दुई दिनभित्र तपाईंले दुईवटा पुजा गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ।

यदि तपाईंलाई साधना, प्रार्थना कसरी पाठ गर्ने भन्ने थाहा छैन; यदि तपाईं साधना गर्न सक्नुहुन्न वा तपाईं त्यो साधना गर्न असक्षम हुनुहुन्छ भने, तपाईंले लामा वा भिक्षु वा शिक्षकहरुसँग तपाईंको लागि यो गर्न अनुरोध गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ।

यो जान्न धेरै महत्वपूर्ण छ कि, तपाईंले साच्चिकै यो दिक्षा लिन चाहनुहुन्छ, र यो खाली अरु मानिसहरुले यो दिक्षा लिएको कारणले गर्दा तपाईंले यहाँ आई दिक्षा लिनुभएको होइन। यदि तपाईंलाई “मैले यो गर्नुपर्दछ र यदि मैले यो गरिन भने सायद म केहि चिज छुटेको महसुस गर्नेछु”, भन्ने लाग्छ भने त्यो गलत सोच हो। यदि तपाईं साच्चिकै प्रतिबद्धता गर्न चाहनुहुन्छ भने तपाईंले त्यो लिनुपर्दछ। अन्यथा तपाईंले लिनुहुँदैन।

मैले यसअघि उल्लेख गरेझैँ, यदि तपाईंलाई प्रार्थना कसरी गर्ने, पाठ कसरी गर्ने थाहा छैन र यदि तपाईंले महिनामा एक पटक पुजा गर्न सक्नुहुँदैन भने तपाईंले प्रार्थना र मासिक पुजा गर्न लामा वा तपाईंको साथीलाई अनुरोध गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ तपाईंले उनीहरुलाई तपाईंको स्थानमा बोलाउन सक्नुहुन्छ, र पुजा गर्न अनुरोध गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ।

वा यदि तपाईंले यो पुजा आफ्नो घरमा गर्न सक्नुहुन्न भने, स्थान लामो दुरीमा छ भने पनि, गुम्बाजस्तो स्थानमा वा जहाँ लामा वा साथी छन् – तपाईंले उनीहरुलाई वा उसलाई यो पुजा गर्न अनुरोध गर्न सक्नुहुन्छ।

मैले यो कुरा बारम्बार भन्नुको कारण यो हो कि, यदि तपाईं कुनै पनि व्यक्तिको कुरा त्यत्तिकै मान्नुहुँदैन र यदि तपाईंलाई सजिलै भ्रमित गर्न सकिदैन भने त्यो ठिक हुन्छ।

तर कहिलेकाहीँ यो सम्भव छ कि लामा वा भिक्षु वा कुनै प्रकारको शिक्षकले समेतले “यो ठिक होइन र यो गलत हो, र यो प्रकारको साधना तपाईंले गर्नुहुँदैन” भन्न सक्छन्। त्यसो भएमा तपाईंले आफ्नो विचार बद्लिने सम्भावना हुन्छ। तपाईंले सोच्नुहुन्छ कि “किनकी लामा वा अन्य प्रकारका शिक्षकले मलाई यो भनिरहेका छन्, सायद यो सत्य हो” त्यसरी मानिसलाई सजिलै प्रभावमा पार्न सकिन्छ र उनीहरुले आफ्नो विचार बदल्न सक्छन्।

र यो एउटा कारण हो, जसले गर्दा धेरै पश्चिमाहरु धर्मलाई गहिरो रुपमा बुझ्दैनन्, र त्यसको महत्व र प्रतिक र अर्थहरू बुझ्दैनन्। उनीहरुलाई सहि गुरु को हो को सहि गुरु होइन, त्यो पनि थाहा हुँदैन, उनीहरु जहाँ शिक्षक वा कुनै प्रकारको लामा भेट्टाउछन्. त्यहाँ गईहाल्छन् र उनीहरु त्यहाँ गई सबै प्रकारका शिक्षा सुन्छन् र त्यसकारण। पश्चिमाहरु साधारणतया धेरै ईमान्दार मानिस, र सिधा हुन्छन र धेरै… उनीहरु राम्रा मानिस हुन्छन्, उनीहरुसँग राम्रो हृदय हुन्छ।

जस्तै भारत र तिब्बतमा, कहिलेकाहीँ उनीहरु… केहि मानिसहरु शुग्देनलाई मान्दैनन् तर उनीहरु आफु शुग्देनको साधना गर्ने बताउँछन्, उनीहरु साधना गर्छन् र उनीहरु अरुथोक नै भन्छन्। मानिसहरु जे भन्छन् र जे गर्छन् त्यो अलग हुन्छ र त्यसकारण यहाँ कुनै न कुनै प्रकारको भ्रष्टाचार हुन्छ।

भारतमा, केहि मानिसहरुले अरु मानिसहरुलाई, अरु तिब्बतीहरुलाई भ्रममा पार्छन्। जब केहि तिब्बतीहरु उनीहरुलाई शुग्देन पुजा गर्न अनुरोध गर्छन्, उनीहरु भन्छन्, “हुन्छ, म तपाईंको लागि पुजा गरिदिन्छु।” तर पछि उनीहरु जान्छन् र अरु थोक नै गर्छन् र शुग्देन पुजा गर्दैनन्- उनीहरु अर्कै फरक पुजा गर्छन्। उनीहरुलाई पुजा गर्न अनुरोध गर्ने, मानिसहरुलाई थाहा हुँदैन- जब उनीहरु पढ्न र लेख्न सक्दैनन् – ती व्यक्तिहरुले भन्छन् कि उनीहरु शुग्देन पुजा गर्दैछन्, तर उनीहरु गर्दैनन्। उनीहरु अरुथोक नै गर्छन् र उनीहरु जे चाहन्छन् त्यहि गर्छन्, र त्यो धेरै खराब कुरा हो।

उनीहरुले त्यसो गर्ने कारण यो हो कि भारत र तिब्बतमा, गृहस्थहरुले पुजा गर्न सामान्य व्यक्तिहरु वा भिक्षुहरुलाई बोलाउछन्। यो एक लामो पुजा हो र यो गर्न लामो दिन लाग्छ, त्यसकारण गृहस्थले दानलगायत अर्पण गर्छन्। ती मानिसहरु झुठो बोल्छन्, र उनीहरु शुग्देन पुजा गरिरहेको भनेर भन्छन् तर उनीहरु गर्दैनन्। र उनीहरुलाई वास्तवमा शुग्देन पुजा गर्न मन लाग्दैन तर केहि किसिमको लाभ वा पैसा पाउन वा अन्य कुनै कारणले, उनीहरु आफु पुजाहरु गर्ने भनेर भन्छन् र यो निकै खराब कुरा हो र यो अत्यन्त सांसारिक कारक हो।

अन्ततः ती व्यक्तिहरु, अर्थात् गृहस्थहरु, जसले शुग्देन पुजाको अनुरोध गर्छन् उनीहरुले थाहा पाउछन् वा अनुभूति गर्छन्; उनीहरुलाई थाहा हुन्छ कि ती मानिसहरु सहि पुजा गरिरहेका छैनन् किनकि उनीहरुले यसले मद्दत गरिरहेको छैन भन्ने अनुभूति गर्छन्। यसले काम गर्दैन किनकि उनीहरुले सहि पुजा गरिरहेका हुँदैनन्। अन्ततः उनीहरुले आफैँ महसुस गर्छन् किनकि यसले मद्दत गरिरहेको हुँदैन, यो सहि लाग्दैन। उनीहरुले पुजा गर्न ती मानिसहरु चाहिँदैन भनेर भन्नेछन्, र अरु कसैलाई पुजा गर्न अनुरोध गर्नेछन् र यो सुनिश्चित गर्नेछन् कि त्यो व्यक्ति जसले शुग्देन पुजा गर्छ, उनीहरु पनि शुग्देन साधना गर्ने (मान्ने) हुन्छन्।

यहाँ, हामीसँग त्यस प्रकारका समस्याहरु छैन र कुनै शंका छैन। म खाली सामान्य घटनाहरुबारे भन्दै छु ताकि तपाईंसँग केहि किसिमको बुझाई होस्।

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ट्रान्सक्रिप्टको लागि क्लिक गर्नुहोस्

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धर्मपाल वास्तविक हुन् र उनी वज्रपानीका अवतरित रुप हुन्। हजारौं बुद्धहरुमा उनी ‘साङ्गे ह्लुन्ग्जे’ हुन्, हजारौं बुद्धहरुमा अन्तिम बुद्ध। उनले बोधिचित्त उत्पन्न गरे र बुद्धहरु सामु भने, ९९९ बुद्धहरु सामु भने, जुन कार्यहरु बुद्धले गरे उनले पनि ती कार्य गर्नेछन्।

उनले पहिले बोधिचित्त उत्पन्न गर्न शुरु गरे ‘रिन्चेन निंग्पो’ को साथ जो रत्नको सार हुन्। उनले त्यहाँ शुरु गरे र त्यसबेला देखि उनले आफुले गरेका काममा सद्गुण उत्पन्न गरे। इतिहासमा यदि तपाईंले यसबारे सोच्नुहुन्छ भने हाम्रो देशमा, महान् महासिद्ध बुतोन रिन्चेन द्रुब थिए। उनी पनि धर्मपाल थिए।

त्यसभन्दा पहिले भारतमा उनी महासिद्ध बिर्वापाका महान् गुरु थिए। उनको नाम बिर्वापा थियो।

बिर्वापाको समयमा भारतमा, धेरै भिक्षु र बौद्ध धर्मका विद्वानहरु भएको एक ठुलो गुम्बा थियो। त्यहाँ करिब ५०० जना एकै स्थानमा सँगै थिए र अतिशा ती भिक्षुहरुका गौरवान्वित अगुवा थिए। बिर्वापा त्यहि गुम्बामा बस्थे र उनी पनि महान् विद्वानहरुमध्य एक थिए।

उनले रक्सीको एक सानो बोतल राख्थे सोग अर्पण गर्नको लागि। यो उनको तन्त्रको प्रतिबद्धता थियो, त्यसकारण उनले त्यो राखे।

अतिशाले त्यो रक्सी देखे र उनी ती भिक्षुहरुको अगुवा भएको कारणले गर्दा, अतिशाले भने “तिमी यो गुम्बामा बस्न सक्दैनौ । तिमी यो गुम्बाबाट टाढा रहनुपर्दछ किनकि तिमीले गुम्बामा रक्सी राख्यौ । त्यसकारण तिमी यहाँबाट जानुपर्दछ”।

त्यसपछि उनले अतिशालाई भने, “यो रक्सीले मलाई हानि गर्दैन”।

अतिशाले भने, “मलाई थाहा छ यसले तिमीलाई हानी गर्दैन तर अरुलाई हानि गर्छ, त्यसकारण तिमीले गुम्बा छोड्नुपर्दछ।” त्यसपछि जब भिक्षुहरु मन्त्र जप्ने हलमा सँगै थिए, उनले भने “म खराब मानिस हूँ त्यसकारण म ढोकाबाट जान सक्दिन र मैले माथि चढ्नुपर्दछ”। त्यसपछि उनले आफ्नो तकिया लिए, र छत फोडेर उफ्री आकाशमा गए।

त्यसपछि उनी टाढा गए। जब उनी गंगाको किनारमा पुगे जुन भारतको एक ठुलो नदि हो, उनले भने, “म एक खराब मानिस हूँ त्यसकारण यदि मैले तपाईंलाई पार गरे भने, तपाईं पनि खराब हुनुहुनेछ त्यसकारण तपाईं म भन्दा टाढा रहनु नै ठिक हुन्छ। उनले नदिलाई त्यो भने र त्यस समय नदि छुट्टियो र उनले नदिपार गरे।

त्यहाँबाट उनी मन्दिरमा पुगे र त्यस मन्दिरमा मानिसहरुले भगवानलाई चढाउन हरेक दिन धेरै जनावरहरुको बलि दिन्थे उनी त्यस मन्दिरभित्र भगवानको मुर्तिकै छेउमा गए र उनले निकै बलियो, ठुलो मुर्ति आफ्नो घुंडाले धकेले र त्यसलाई बाहिर ठेले।

भक्तालुहरु धेरै दुखित भए तर उनीहरुले उनलाई चुनौती दिन सक्दैन थिए त्यसकारण उनीहरुले अनुरोध गरे “कृपया हामीलाई मुर्ति पुनः मन्दिरमा राख्न अनुमति दिनुहोस्। हामी यो मुर्ति मन्दिरभित्र चाहन्छौँ । कृपया त्यहि राखिदिनुहोस्।” उनीहरुले यो बिर्वापालाई अनुरोध गरे जसले त्यसपछि भने,” म यो मुर्ति मन्दिरभित्र पुनः लैजान्छु तर तिमीहरुले एउटा प्रतिबद्धता गर्नुपर्दछ, तिमीहरुबाट म केहि कुरा चाहन्छु”।

“के प्रतिबद्धता गर्ने?” उनीहरुले सोधे।

“यो कि तिमीहरुले अबदेखि कुनै जनावर भगवानलाई बलि चढाउन मार्नेछैनौ र भगवानलाई अर्पण गर्दा चामल वा अन्य कुनै खाना किन, यसो गरेपछि मैले मुर्ति पुनः मन्दिरमा राख्नेछु”।

मन्दिरभित्र, डाकिनी ‘नाम्क्यी जेत्सुन’ पनि छिन् त्यहाँ उनको पनि मुर्ति छ। त्यसपछि उनी त्यहाँ गए र डाकिनीको मुर्तिको शिर समाते। त्यसपछि डाकिनीको शिर आफ्नै शरीरभित्रै बिलायो, र त्यहाँ कुनै शिर थिएन।

जब शिर पत्थरको शरीरमा तल गयो, पत्थरको शरीर, त्यसपछि उनले दुई कान ताने, प्रत्येक कान आफ्नो हातले समाउँदै, शिरलाई पुनः सामान्य अवस्थामा ल्याए।

त्यसबेलादेखि उक्त देवीले नयाँ नाम पाईन्, ‘ल्हामो नाम्जुर्मा’, अर्थात् “कानबाट समात्ने”, त्यसरी देवीले नयाँ नाम पाईन्।

भारतमा उनले धर्म पढाए, धर्मको विकास गरे र त्यसलाई फैलाए। त्यसपछि उनी नेपाल गए। नेपालमा उनले ढुंगाबाट बनेको ल्हामो चण्डिकाको मुर्ति देखे।

त्यस समयमा नेपालमा, केहि मानिसहरु थिए जसले जाँच्दथे, जस्तै कि गणित, जस्तै कि भविष्यवाणी, दिव्यदृष्टि, लगायतयस्तै प्रकारका चीजहरु। उनीहरु भन्थे जनावरको बलि दिन आवश्यक छ। करिब २० लाख जनावरहरु मारिनुपर्दछ र ३ वर्षभित्र बलि दिनुपर्दछ र उनीहरुले यसो गरेनन् भने, नेपाली सरकार वा जनता, र देशले नराम्रो घटनाहरु व्यहोर्नेछ वा निकै नराम्रो हुनेछ।

नेपाली सरकार बलि दिन चाहन्थे, वास्तवमा उनीहरुले यो गर्नैपर्थ्यो किनकि उनीहरुले देशको हेरचाह गर्नुपर्थ्यो तर उनीहरुसँग त्यति जनावर थिएनन्। उनीहरु के गर्नेभनेर सोचिरहेका थिए। त्यसपछि बिर्वापाले भने, “चिन्ता नगर, मसँग एउटा उपाय छ। २० लाख जनावरहरु चाहिदैन, केवल कालो तिल, तिलको सयौं झोला भए पुग्छ”।

नेपाली सरकारले ल्हामो चण्डिकालाई बलि चढाउनुपर्थ्यो, र जब बिर्वापा अग्नि पुजा गरिरहेका थिए, केहि मानिसले ल्हामो चण्डिकालाई चितामा देखे, जब उनले आफ्नो हातबाट तिल दिए, उनीहरुले धेरै जनावरहरु पनि देखे, जुन छरिएका जनावरजस्तै देखिन्थे।

त्यस समय, बिर्वापाको धेरै उच्च गुण थियो वा धर्म र धर्म शक्तिको उच्च प्रतिष्ठा थियो। र त्यसपछि, उनको पालामा, हाम्रो देशमा ‘पान्चेन शाक्य शेराब’ थिए। उनी पनि महासिद्धका अवतार हुन् र पान्चेन शाक्य शेराब धेरै महान् विद्वान पनि हुन् तर केवल विद्वान मात्र नभइ उनी विद्वानहरुका महासिद्धजस्तै हुन्, धेरै महान्।

त्यसपछि, फेरी बबुतोन रिन्चेन द्रुब पनि आए, साथै आठ शाब्जे शेराबको पिढी पनि आए, त्यसपछि महान् विद्वान बुतोन रिन्चेन द्रुब आए।

बुतोन रिन्चेन द्रुब, गएपछि, लामा चोंखापा, जे रिन्पोछेको समयमा बेलामा उनले पुनर्जन्म लिए, महान दुन्ल्जिन ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन नामका महासिद्ध आए।

त्यसपछि दुल्जिन ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनले पनि आफ्नो जीवन परिवर्तन गरे, र त्यसपछि आए पान्चेन सोनाम ड्राक्पा। पान्चेन सोनाम ड्राक्पा तेश्रो दलाई लामाका शिक्षक हुन्। पान्चेन सोनाम ड्राक्पासँग राम्रो, धेरै उत्कृष्ट गुणहरु र धेरै उच्च प्रतिष्ठा छ। र त्यसपछि सोनाम येशे वांगपो आए।

जब सोनाम येशे वांगपो गए, उनको अर्को अवतार टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन आए।

टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन एक महान् विद्वान थिए। तेह्र वर्षको उमेरमा नै उनी एक महान् विद्वान, आध्यात्मिक, लामरिम अभ्यास गर्ने, स्पष्ट आत्म अनुभूति भएका र अरुलाई पढाउने क्षमता भएका थिए। उनका गुरु पान्चेन लोब्सांग चोक्यी हुन्।

लामा चोंखापाको समयमा नेचुंग चोक्योंग, जो सरकारका रक्षक थिए, उनले आफ्नो असली रुप देखाएनन् तर उनी एक बालकको रुपमा प्रकट भएर, लामा चोंखापाको स्थानमा उनी धेरै पटक गए, लामा चोंखापा उनका चेलाहरु सँगै हुँदा, उनले सोधे “मलाई सहयोगको आवश्यकता छ, मलाई सहयोगको आवश्यकता छ कसले मद्दत गर्न सक्छ?”

उनले धेरै पटक सोधे तर कसैले “म गर्नेछु” भनेर भनेनन्, कसैले पनि भनेनन्।

त्यसपछि एक दिन, दुल्जिन ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन जो त्यस समय लामा चोंखापाका सबैभन्दा पुराना विधार्थी थिए, उनले आफैँ सोचे, “यो बालक धेरै पटक आइसकेको छ”, र अगाडि बढेर भने “म मद्दत गर्नेछु, म मद्दत गर्नेछु”।

त्यसपछि त्यस बालकले दुल्जिन ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनलाई भने, “नभुल मलाई के भनेका थियौ, नभुल” त्यसपछि उनी गायब भए।

त्यहि समयमा, त्यस बालक, जुन लामा चोंखापा, प्रथम दलाई लामा, ग्याल्वा गेंदुन द्रुपको समय थियो त्यसबेला उनी लामा चोंखापाका चेला थिए। त्यसपछि दलाई लामा, दोश्रो, तेश्रो, चौथौ र पाँचौ दलाई लामा गरेर, पाँच पिढीपछि टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन आए। टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन लामा चोंखापाको समयमा थिए उनी दुल्जिन ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन हुन्, उनी त्यहाँ थिए। त्यसपछि ५औं दलाई लामाको समयमा उनी आए र उनको नाम टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन थियो।

एक दिन, टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन ओरेकलकोमा गए। अरु मानिस उपस्थित भएको बेला ओरेकल मार्फत नेचुंग आए, र सोधे “के तिमीलाई सम्झना छ तिमीले मलाई जे वाचा गरेका थियौ, के तिमीलाई सम्झना छ?”।

त्यसपछि टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनले भने, “मलाई सम्झना छैन”।

त्यसपछि नेचुंगले केहि जौ टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनलाई दिए, “तिमी यो लिउ, जौलाई आगो लगाउ र त्यसलाई आफ्नो नाकले सुंघ” “त्यसपछि तिमीले सम्झिनेछौ”। जब टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन आफ्नो स्थानमा फर्के र जौ बाले, उनले नेचुंगलाई सानो बालकको अवतरित रुपमा सम्झे, उनलाई मद्दत गर्ने वाचा र उनको पुरै पुर्वजीवन पनि सम्झे।

जब उनले सम्झे, तब उनले सोचे, “अब मैले धर्मपालको रुप देखाउनुपर्दछ”। त्यसपछि उनले यो पनि भने कि नेचुंग, दाम्चेन दोर्जे लेग्पा धर्मका अर्का रक्षक हुन्, जो धेरै शक्तिशाली छन्।

त्यसपछि उनले टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनसँग कुरा गरे र भने, “अब यस समयमा, यो शुभ समय हो, हामीसँग पवित्र धर्म र लामा चोंखापाको यो प्रणाली छ, जुन सुनजस्तै छ। र यदि तपाईं त्यसको रक्षक हुनुभयो भने, तपाईं उनको उत्कृष्ट रक्षक हुनुहुनेछ, तपाईं लामा चोंखापाको शिक्षाको प्रणालीको उत्कृष्ट रक्षक हुनुहुन्छ”।

अर्कोपटक जब उनी नेचुंगकोमा गए र नेचुंग ओरेकलमार्फत आए। उनले भने “म गर्नेछु, म धर्मपालको रुप लिनेछु तर मसँग मृत्युको कारक छैन”।

मृत्युको कारक के हो? कोहि जसले क्रोधित बनाउँछ वा कोहि जसले उनमा नराम्रो कार्य उत्पन्न गर्छ, त्यसपछि त्यो धर्मपालको रुप लिने कारक बन्नेछ । त्यसकारण उनले यो भने, “मसँग त्यस प्रकारको समस्या छैन”। त्यसपछि नेचुंगले भने “तिमी ल्हासामा बस्नेछौ, ल्हासा जाऊ”। “म मृत्युको कारक बनाउनेछु”, नेचुंगले टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनलाई भने।

त्यही कुरा नेचुंगले टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनलाई भनेका थिए र त्यसरी नै टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन ल्हासा गए। ल्हासा तिब्बतको राजधानी हो। उनी ल्हासामा रहँदा, मानिसहरु, तिब्बती मानिसहरु, स्थानीय मानिसहरु लामो दुरीदेखि उनलाई भेट्न आउथे। उनको प्रतिष्ठा त्यस समयका पवित्र दलाई लामाभन्दा उच्च थियो। त्यसकारण दलाई लामाका एक सहयोगी, देसी साङ्गे ग्यात्सो रिसाए र क्रोधित भए र उनले टल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनलाई मार्ने कोसिस गरे।

त्यसपछि ५औं दलाई लामाका सहयोगी, देसी साङ्गेले, टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनलाई मारे। तर पवित्र दलाई लामालाई केहि थाहा थिएन। त्यसपछि दलाई लामाका त्यस सहयोगीले पवित्र दलाई लामालाई टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेन धेरै बिरामी भएको भने। त्यसपछि पवित्र दलाई लामाले भने, “यदि उनी बिरामी छन् भने म त्यहाँ जान चाहन्छु र उनलाई भेट्न चाहन्छु”।

त्यसपछि देसी साङ्गे ग्यात्सोले भने “तपाईं त्यहाँ जान सक्नुहुन्न । पवित्र लामा कृपया त्यहाँ नजानुहोला किनकि उनको रोग निकै चक्कर लगाउने किसिमको छ ।” धेरै चक्कर लगाउने । धेरै नै । साथै यो तपाईंको लागि ठिक हुँदैन । कृपया नजानुहोला”। र उसले पवित्र लामालाई त्यहाँ जानबाट रोके जबकि अर्कोतिर टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनको शरीर जलाइराखिएको थियो।

जब उनको शरीर जलिरहेको थियो, अति विशेष धुँवा, इन्द्रेणीसहितको धुँवा उड्यो। एउटा खम्बाजस्तै धुँवासँगै इन्द्रेणी, सिधै आकाशमा, धेरै लामो…

त्यसपछि इन्द्रेणी र धुँवाको मिश्रण आकाशमै रह्यो, माथि गयो, र त्यस समय, टुल्कु ड्राक्पा ग्याल्छेनका सहयोगी धेरै उदास थिए। मानिसहरुले ग्याल्छेनलाई धेरै खराब व्यवहार गरेको बारेमा उनले सोचे। उनलाई मारेको र उनीमाथि धेरै नराम्रो कार्य गरेको सम्झे, जुन उनलाई मन परेको थिएन। त्यो धुवाँ माथि जान खोजिरहेको थियो, यस्तो देखियो कि माथि गइरहेको थिएन। जुन उनलाई चित्त बुझेन।

उनले भने, “तपाईं किन सिधै पवित्र भूमि तर्फ जानुहुन्न ? “, धुँवामा उनको वस्त्र ठोक्कियो र धुँवा तल आउन थाल्यो। माथि जान छोड्यो । तल धर्तीमा आउन थाल्यो र पुरै क्षेत्र इन्द्रेणीसहित धुँवाले भरियो जमिनमा कुहिरो लागेझैँ…

त्यसपछि उनले रौद्र रुप लिन थाले, धेरै शक्तिशाली। त्यसपछि उनी सांग्फु गए, ल्हासाबाट सांग्फु। सांग्फु ल्हासाको अर्कोपट्टि छ। उनीहरुकोमा सेत्राब्पा भन्ने रक्षक छ, यो सेत्राब्पाको कलेज हो। उनी त्यहाँ गए र त्यहिँ बसे।

त्यसपछि धेरै विभिन्न प्रकारका संकेतहरु देखिए, धेरै शक्तिशाली र यस देश, हाम्रो देशको लागि अनौठो कुरा। सबैजना भयभित थिए।

त्यसपछि ५औं दलाई लामा र उनको सरकारले अग्नि पुजाबाट एक आगो लगाउन खोजे। धेरै महान व्यक्तिहरु, जस्तै पवित्र दलाई लामा, कर्मापा, ‘दोर्जे त्रा’, र धेरै गादेन करम्पा, ती शक्तिशाली लामाहरुले त्यसलाई अग्नि पुजाबाट जलाउन खोजे। तर उनीहरुले जलाउन सकेनन्, केहि गर्न सकेनन्, त्यो धेरै शक्तिशाली थियो।

त्यसकारण उनीहरुले थाहा पाए, त्यसपछि उनिहरुले भने “अब तपाईं रक्षक हुनुहुन्छ, रक्षा गर्नुहोस् दोर्जे शुग्देन”, र त्यसपछि त्यस समयमा चिनियाँ राजाबाट पनि, उनको महान् नाम धर्मपाल राखियो, चीन लगायत धेरै विभिन्न स्थानहरुमा पनि, उनीहरुले धर्मपाललाई धेरै प्रकारका प्रसाद अर्पण गर्न पठाए र धर्मपाल टोपीहरु पनि।

त्यसबेला देखि उहाँ धेरै शक्तिशाली रक्षक, अत्यन्त शक्तिशाली रक्षक, उच्च गुणका रक्षक, हुनभयो र सो कारण उहाँलाई सोग्वांग दिइयो। अर्थात ग्याल्छेनलाई दिक्षा दिँदा, त्यस बेला, लामा रिन्चेन वांगयालको ग्रन्थमार्फत धर्मपाललाई दिक्षा दिइयो। तर केहि समयपछि उक्त ग्रन्थ पनि हरायो।

त्यो ग्रन्थ हराएपछि, मानिसहरुले र उच्च तहका शिक्षकहरुले पनि धर्मपालको दिक्षा प्राप्त गर्न सकेनन्।

त्यसपछि क्याब्जे फबोंखा र ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांगको समयमा ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांग अत्यन्त महान् महासिद्ध थिए, उनी धेरै महान् थि, साच्चिकै महान् महासिद्ध। त्यतिबेला क्याब्जे फबोंखाले ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांगलाई अनुरोध गरे कि, “कृपया धर्मपालको दिक्षा प्राप्त गर्न प्रयास गर्नुहोस् किनकी यो हामीलाई चाहिएको छ”,।

त्यसपछि ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांग तुशिता स्वर्ग गए किनकी; लामा चोंखापा त्यहाँ थिए। र उनी तुशिता स्वर्ग गए र त्यहाँ उनले लामा चोंखापालाई पनि भेटे र उनले लामा चोंखापाबाट धर्मपालको दिक्षा पनि प्राप्त गरे। दुई प्रकारका दिक्षाहरु ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांगले पाए।

त्यसरी लामा चोंखापाले ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांगलाई दिक्षा दिए, ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांगले क्याब्जे फबोंखालाई उक्त दिक्षा दिए, त्यसपछि क्याब्जे फबोंखाले उक्त दिक्षा क्याब्जे त्रिजंग दोर्जे च्यांगलाई दिए। त्यसपछि क्याब्जे त्रिजंग दोर्जे च्यांगले हाम्रा गुरु पवित्र क्याब्जे जोंग रिन्पोछेलाई उक्त दिक्षा दिए। उनले तीन पटक पाए, करिब तीन पटक। त्यसपछि गुरुहरु र उनका चार पिढीमा हस्तान्तरण भयो।

ताग्फु दोर्जे च्यांग तिब्बतीहरुको महान् महासिद्ध हुन्, यो सामान्यतः सबैलाई थाहा छ, सबैलाई थाहा छ, उनी महान् हुन्, किनकी मुर्ति पनि उनीसँग कुरा गर्थे, यसरि नै तारा र उनी सामान्य रुपमा मानिसहरुजस्तै एकआपसमा कुरा गर्थे यसले गर्दा…

क्याब्जे फबोंखा एक महान् महासिद्ध हुन् र उनको लामो इतिहास छ र अहिलेको समयमा पनि उनी धर्मको महान् कार्यले हाम्रो देश तिब्बतको सम्पूर्ण क्षेत्रमा बृद्धि र विकास गर्दै, उनी शिक्षा दिँदै धर्मको विकास पनि हाम्रो लागि गरिरहेको छ। उनी चक्रसंभाराका पनि अवतरित रुप हुन्, उनी वास्तविक चक्रसंभारा हुन्।

पवित्र लामा यो पनि भन्नुहुन्छ कि, ती तपाईंसँग भएका महान् शिक्षक, महान् महासिद्धहरुको माध्यमबाट दिक्षा आयो र हामीले पनि प्राप्त गर्यौ र यदि तपाईं यसबारे थप जानकारी चाहनुहुन्छ भने, यदि तपाईंलाई जान्न मन छ भने एक किताब छ… पवित्र लामाले एक किताब उल्लेख गर्नुभएको छ जुन मसँग थियो किनकी पवित्रमार्फत यस समयमा मैले पाए र मैले तपाईंको लागि यसको फोटोकपी पनि बनाउन सक्छु, र तपाईंले यस केन्द्र र अन्य केन्द्रमा पनि पाउनुहुनेछ, त्यसकारण यदि तपाईंलाई अध्ययन गर्न मन छ भने तपाईं आफ्नो शिक्षकबाट त्यो पढ्न सक्नुहुन्छ।

यी ग्रन्थहरुको टिप्पणी भारतमा प्रकाशन भईरहेको छ, यदि चाहिन्छ भने घेशेला पवित्र लामाले त्यो कहाँ छ भनेर उल्लेख गर्नुभएको छ।

स्पष्टता र बुझ्नको लागि यो ट्रान्सक्रिप्ट सम्पादन गरिएको छ।

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Su Santidad Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explica la Iniciación y los Beneficios de Dorje Shugden

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche era un erudito, maestro de rituales y practicante del nivel más alto del Tíbet. A petición de Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, uno de los pioneros que enseñaron el budismo tibetano en Estados Unidos, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche da una explicación clara y consejos sobre la iniciación de la vida de Dorje Shugden y cómo realizar la práctica y obtener los máximos beneficios en este video.

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(Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen habla en Los Ángeles, por la solicitud de Dorje Shugden sogtae (Iniciación) de Su Santidad Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.)

El gurú de mi gurú, Su Santidad Kyabje Zong Tulku Dorje Chang Lobsang Tsundu Thubten Gyeltsen le da a la deidad de la emanación la iniciación de la vida de Gyalchen Dorje Shugden, junto con biografías e historias auténticas y excelentes. Adjunto la voz grabada dando el empoderamiento.

Yo, erudito de Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen solicita formalmente.

 


 

Su Santidad Kyabje Zong Rincpoche Explica la Iniciación y los Beneficios de Dorje Shugden

( Su Santidad KyabjeZong Rinpoche comienza a hablar con ayuda de un traductor)

Después de recbiri la iniciación de Dorje Shugden tiene que hacer puja una vez al mes. También, es necesario cumplir el compromiso, y usted tiene que hacer compromiso con el linaje y con el orden.

Eso significa, por ejemplo, usted podría recibir enseñanzas de diferentes tradiciones pero principalmente, su práctica, su enfoque, su energía [debería ponerse] en este linaje, el linaje Gelugpa.

Si tiene que o si lo desea hacer algún tipo de actividades Dharmic con otras sectas Del budismo, está bien hacer algún tipo de actividades, pero su principal práctica o la práctica principal, tiene que hacer el compromiso con este linaje de Lama Tsongkhapa. Es por eso que mencioné antes, tiene que saber y le dije que no debería tomar iniciación si no está seguro. Una vez que la tome la iniciación, luego tiene que tomar compromiso con el linaje de Gelug y es necesario de no mezclar con otras cosas.

A veces hay rumores de que la gente dice, “Oh, la iniciación de Shugden no es …”, la gente dice que no es necesario tomar Iniciación de Shugden o, algunas personas dicen Shugden ni siquiera es un buen patron.

Eso no es verdad. Las personas que tienen la iniciación de Shugden y personas que practican Dorje Shugden, esas personas tienen una gran meditación exitosa y práctica. Incluso medidas mundanas, como actividades mundanas y negocios y trabajo; todo se vuelve muy exitoso.

Porque dice que Dorje Shugden es un patrón de Gelugpa, entonces algunas personas piensan cuando dice ‘patrón de Gelugpa, piensan que somos de mente estrecha y piensan que las personas que practican Shugden piensan que son de mente estrecha y piensan que, son sectarias. En realidad, no es sectario tal vez porque ellos son sectarios piensan que las personas que practican Shugden son sectarios. La gente inventa todo tipo de historias y rumores, debe saberlo de antemano.

Algunas personas, después de tomar la iniciación y las enseñanzas de Shugden, cuando escuchan estos rumores, ellos piensan … personas ignorantes, personas de mente estrecha hacen esos rumores, y algunas personas piensan que es verdad y quizás por eso no continúan practicando. incluso no quieren tener el patrón. Lo cual es muy malo, y eso no es bueno para la persona.

En realidad, depende de usted, lo que quiera hacer depende de usted su propia vida, todo es su propia elección y su libertad y su propia iluminación, y lo que quiera hacer o no depende de usted pero estoy hablando de lo que es bueno para usted. Tiene que tener mucho cuidado con lo que hace y no debería convertirse en crédulo no debería simplemente seguir a alguien diciendo “esto no es bueno” y escuchar todas estas historias de personas. No debería cambiar de opinión, y siempre debe estar atento y asegurarse.

En Tíbet, no importa lo que dice la gente y de hecho en Tíbet, hay muchas personas que siguen esto y hacen esta práctica y de hecho, siempre hay cada vez más personas que hacen este tipo de meditación.

Entonces debes saber esto, tiene que estar muy seguro o no, más tarde, si la gente le dice “Oh, esta práctica no es buena” y hacen todo tipo de historias y rumores … entonces si se rinde, entonces no es bueno para usted y luego será un gran error para ti. Por lo tanto, tiene que asegurarse de que mantenga este compromiso y siga este compromiso.

Porque es su propia opción, y nadie le dice que debería hacerlo o debe hacer esto y el suyo … como usted elige hacer esto así que debe pensar en esto con mucho cuidado. Nadie le dice que debe hacer esto sin su propia opción, y es como si no lo quiere ni nadie puede decir “debería hacer esto o no hacer esto”.

Porque dice que Dorje Shugden es un patrón de Gelugpa, algunas personas piensan que cuando dice Patrón de Gelugpa piensan que somos de mente estrecha y piensan que las personas que practican Shugden, ellos piensan que son de mente estrecha y piensan que las personas que practican Shugden, son sectarios. En realidad, no son sectario … tal vez porque ellos son sectarios entonces piensan que las personas que practican Shugden son sectarias. La gente inventa todo tipo de historias y rumores, deberías saberlo de antemano.

Este es un patrón muy especial y muy precioso, así que tiene que hacer puja mensualmente.

Tiene que hacer la puja una vez al mes, la oración, sadhana largo o oración larga, una vez al mes pero si, por ejemplo, si el próximo mes, si sabes que vas a estar muy ocupado, si sabes que no puedes hacerlo, es imposible entonces puedes hacer la puja para el próximo mes, este mes. El mes anterior, puedes hacer dos [pujas] dentro de dos días.

Si no sabes leer la sadhana, las oraciones; si no puede hacer la sadhana o si es capaz de hacer [la sadhana], entonces también puede preguntarle a Lama o a los monj o maestros para hacerlo por ti.

Es muy importante saber que realmente usted quiere tomar esto iniciación, y no es solo para venir aquí y toma esta iniciación porque otras personas están tomando esta iniciación. Si siente “Debería hacer esto y si no lo hago, entonces tal vez voy a extrañar algo”, esa es la idea equivocada. Si realmente quiere hacer el compromiso, entonces debería tomar. De lo contrario, no debería.

Como mencioné antes, si usted no sabe cómo orar y si no puede hacer la puja una vez al mes, entonces puede preguntar a un Lama o su amigo que sabe esta oración y esta puja mensual puede invitarlos a su lugar, y pídales que hagan la puja.

O si no puede hacer [la puja] en su casa, incluso si es de larga distancia, como en algún tipo de monasterio o donde está el Lama o el amigo – puede pedirles a ellos, o a él o ella, que haga esta puja.

La razón por la que digo esto una y otra vez es porque si no sigue a cualquier tipo de personas, y si no es crédulo, entonces está bien.

Sin embargo, a veces es posible que incluso un Lama o monje o algún tipo de maestro dice “esto no está bien, y está mal, y no debería hacer este tipo de práctica” entonces es posible que pueda cambiar de opinión. Usted piensa, “Porque un Lama o algún tipo de maestro me está diciendo esto, tal vez tenga razón” es que las personas son muy fácilmente influenciables y pueden cambiar de opinión.

Y una de las razones porque muchos de los occidentales no conocen profundamente al Dharma, y toda la importancia y simbolismo y los significados. Ellos tampoco saben ¿quién es el verdadero maestro y quién no? El maestro verdadero; va a donde sea que haya un maestro o algún tipo de de Lama, y ellos van y escuchan todas estas enseñanzas y es por eso. Los occidentales en general son personas muy honestas, muy directo, y muy … son buenas personas, tienen buen corazón.

Como en la India o en el Tíbet, a veces ellos … algunas personas, no practican Shugden pero dicen que están practicando Shugden. Y algunas personas, lo hacen practican y dicen algo más. Lo que dicen y lo que hacen es diferente, y entonces hay una especie de corrupción.

En India, algunas personas engañan a otras personas, otros tibetanos. Cuando algunos tibetanos les piden que lo hagan el puja de Shugden, ellos dirán, “Sí, haré puja por ti”. Pero después de que se vayan, harán algo más, y no el puja de Shugden – hacen otra puja diferente. La gente que les pidió que hicieran puja, no sabe, si no puede leer, no pueden leer ni escribir, lo que la gente dice ellos están haciendo Shugden puja, pero no lo hacen. Hacen algo más y simplemente hacen lo que quieren hacer, y eso es muy malo.

La razón por la que hacen eso es porque en India y Tíbet los cabezas de familia invitarán a personas laicas o monjes para hacer esta puja. Es un largo puja y día largo, por lo que el hogar hace ofrendas como dana. Estas personas mienten, diciendo que están haciendo el Shugden puja pero no lo hacen. Y en realidad ellos no les gusta hacer Shugden Puja pero lo hacen para para obtener algún tipo de beneficio o dinero o alguna otra razón, ellos dicen que hacen las pujas y es muy, muy malo y motivación muy samsárica.

Eventualmente esas personas amas de casa quienes solicitan el puja de Shugden sabrán o se darán cuenta; ellos saben que estas personas no están haciendo la puja correcta porque sienten que no es ayudar No está funcionando. Porque no están haciendo la verdadera puja. Eventualmente, pueden sentir o intuir que les están ayudando, no se siente bien. Dirán que no quieren esas personas para hacer la puja, y le preguntará a alguien y asegura que la gente quien hace el Puja Shugden, también es practicando Shugden.

Aquí, no tenemos ese tipo de problemas y no hay duda. Solo estoy hablando de historias generales para que tenga algún tipo de comprensión y todo.

Esta transcripción ha sido editada para mayor claridad y facilidad de comprensión.

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Su Santidad Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Habla Sobre la Historia y el Linaje de Dorje Shugden

En este video, un erudito, maestro de rituales y practicante del nivel más alto del Tíbet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche explica sobre el linaje de la encarnación de Dorje Shugden y cómo surgió la práctica, basando de los ejemplos de la vida anterior de Dorje Shugden que revelan sus poderosos logros espirituales y sus contribuciones. Esta muy rara enseñanza fue dada a petición del estudiante de Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, uno de los pioneros que enseñó el budismo en Occidente a muchos discípulos desde la década de 1970.

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El Dharmapala es real y él es la emanación de Vajrapani. De los Mil Budas, él es el ‘Sangye Hlungzey’, el último Buda de los mil. Él generó Bodhicitta y dijo ante el Buda, 999 Budas, cualquier acción que hizo el Buda, él también lo hará.

Comenzó a generar Bodhicitta antes con el ‘Rinchen Nyingpo’ la esencia de la joya. Comenzó allí y desde entonces creó mérito en las cosas que hizo. En la historia, si piensa en esto, en nuestro país, hubo un gran Mahasiddha Buton Rinchen Drub. Él también era el Dharmapala.

Antes en India, fue el gran maestro del Mahasiddha Birwapa. Su nombre era Birwapa.

Durante el tiempo de Birwapa en India, había un gran monasterio con muchos monjes y eruditos del budismo. Había alrededor de 500 de ellos juntos en un solo lugar y Atisha era el orgulloso líder de esos monjes. Birwapa estaba viviendo en ese mismo monasterio y también fue uno de los grandes eruditos.

Él mantuvo una pequeña botella de vino para la ofrenda tsog. Fue su compromiso con el tantra, por eso lo mantuvo.

Atisha vio el vino y como él era el líder de esos monjes, Atisha dijo “No puedes quedarte en el monasterio. Tienes que mantenerte alejado del monasterio porque guardas el vino en el monasterio. Por lo tanto, tienes que ir “.

Luego le dijo a Atisha, “Este vino no me hace daño “.

“Sé que no te hace daño, pero les hace daño a los demás, por lo tanto, tienes que abandonar el monasterio “. Entonces, cuando los monjes estaban juntos en la sala de canto, dijo “soy una mala persona, por lo tanto, no puedo ir a través de la puerta y tengo que ir hacia arriba “. Luego tomó su cojín, saltó por el techo y subió al cielo.

Luego se fue. Cuando llegó a las orillas del Ganges, un río muy grande en India, dijo: “Soy una mala persona, por lo tanto, si te cruzo, entonces serás malo, por lo tanto es mejor que te mantengas alejado de mí “. Le dijo eso al río y en ese momento el río se abrió y él pasó.

Desde allí llegó a un templo y en ese templo la gente sacrificó muchos animales todos los días para hacer ofrendas a su Dios. Entró al templo directamente a la estatua del Dios y empujó la gran estatua fuertemente con su rodilla y la empujó afuera.

Los devotos se setián muy molestos, pero no podían desafiarlo entonces preguntaron: “Permítanos volver a poner la estatua en el templo”. Queremos que esta estatua vuelva al templo. Por favor, devuélvelo allí “. Lo preguntaron a Birwapa quien luego les dijo: “Llevaré esta estatua al interior del templo pero ustedes deben comprometerse, Primero necesito algo de ustedes “.

“¿Cuál es el compromiso?” Preguntaron.

“Que no mateis más animales para sacrificar a este Dios y también cuando le de una ofrenda a este Dios, comprar arroz o cualquier otro alimento, si haces eso, entonces volveré a poner la estatua en el templo “.

Dentro del templo, también hay un dakini ‘NamkyiJetsun’, también hay una estatua de eso. Entonces él fue allí y tocó la cabeza de la estatua del dakini. Entonces la cabeza del dakini fue absorbida en el cuerpo, y ya no hay cabeza.

Cuando la cabeza cayó al cuerpo de la piedra, cuerpo de piedra, entonces él levantó las dos orejas, sosteniendo cada oreja con cada mano, y trajo la cabeza hacia arriba como siempre.

Desde entonces la diosa tenía un nuevo nombre, ‘LhamoNamjurma’, que significa “sostenerse de la oreja”, así fue como la diosa obtuvo el nombre.

En la India también enseñó, desarrolló y propagó el Dharma. Después de eso, él fue a Nepal. En Nepal, vio la estatua de Lhamo Chandika hecha de piedra.

Durante ese tiempo, en Nepal hay algunas personas que controlan, como las matemáticas, como profetizar, clarividencia, algo como esto. Dijeron hubo necesidad de sacrificar animales. Hay que matar cerca de 2 millones de animales y sacrificarlos dentro de 3 años y si no lo hacen, el gobierno o pueblo nepalés, el país tendrá muy malas oportunidades o algo muy malo sucederá.

El gobierno nepalés, ellos querían, de hecho tenían que hacer esto, porque tenían que preocuparse por el país pero no tenían ese tipo de animal. Estaban pensando ¿qué hacemos? Entonces Birwapa dijo: “Tómalo con calma, tengo una idea. no necesitamos 2 millones de animales, sino solo semillas de sésamo negro, cientos de bolsas de semillas de sésamo “.

El gobierno nepalés necesita hacer el sacrificio a LhamoChandika, y mientras Birwapa estaba realizando la puja de fuego, algunas personas vieron Lhamo Chandika en la pira de madera, cuando él le dio la semilla de sésamo a través de su propia mano, también vieron muchos animales, lo que parecían animales esparcidos.

En ese momento, Birwapa tiene una muy alta calidad o tenía una reputación muy alta del Dharma, el poder de Dharma. Y después de eso, luego su generación, en nuestro país hay ‘Panchen Shakya Sherab’. Es la reencarnación del mahasiddha también. y Panchen Shakya Sherab es también un gran erudito pero no solo erudito, como un mahasiddha de eruditos, una gran persona.

Después más tarde también llegó Buton Rinchen Drub, también es de generación de los ocho Shabje Sherab, vino también un gran erudito Buton Rinchen Drub.

Buton Rinchen Drub, después de que él haya ido, luego reencarnó durante el tiempo de Lama Tsongkhapa, Je Rinpoche, en ese momento, llegó el gran mahasiddha llamado Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Entonces Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen también cambió su vida, y también después de eso vino Panchen Sonam Drakpa. Panchen Sonam Drakpa es el maestro del tercer Dalai Lama. Panchen Sonam Drakpa tiene buenas cualidades, muy excelentes y también tiene muy buena reputación y después de eso, luego vino Sonam Yeshe Wangpo.

Cuando Sonam Yeshe Wangpo se fue, su próxima encarnación fue Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen fue un gran erudito. Incluso cuando tenía trece años, fue un gran erudito, espiritual, practicando el Lamrim, clara autorrealización y incluso la capacidad de enseñar a otros. Su gurú es Panchen Lobsang Chokyi.

Durante el tiempo de Lama Tsongkhapa, Nechung Chokyong, el patrón del gobierno, aunque no mostró su forma real pero en lugar de emanado como un niño pequeño, iba muchas veces al lugar de Lama Tsongkhapa, con Lama Tsongkhapa junto con sus discípulos, dijo “Necesito ayuda, necesito ayuda, ¿quién puede hacerlo?”

Preguntaba muchas veces, pero nadie le respondió “Lo haré”, nadie dijo eso.

Entonces un día, Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen quien era el erudito el mayor de Lama Tsongkhapa en ese momento pensó en sí mismo “Este chico ha venido muchas veces “, y procedió a decir “Te ayudaré, te ayudaré”.

Entonces el niño le dijo a Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, “No olvide lo que me dijo, no lo olvide” y desapareció.

En el mismo período, dicho chico, era el tiempo de Lama Tsongkhapa, el primer Dalai Lama, Gyalwa Gendun Drup, él es el discípulo de Lama Tsongkhapa. Desde entonces, el Dalai Lama, el primer, segundo, tercero, cuarto, quinto Dalai Lama también, después de cinco generaciones, llegó Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen está allí, durante el tiempo de Lama Tsongkhapa él es Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen, él estaba allí. Entonces el tiempo del quinto Dalai Lama vino y su nombre es Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Entonces un día, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen fue al oráculo. Nechung vino a través del oráculo, con otras personas presentes, preguntó ¿Recuerdas lo que me prometiste, lo recuerdas?”

Entonces Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen dijo: “No me acuerdo”.

Entonces Nechung dio algo de cebada a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, “Toma esto, quema la cebada y huela con tu nariz y luego lo recordarás”.Cuando Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen regresó a su lugar y quemó la cebada, recordó a Nechung como la emanación del niño pequeño, su promesa de ayudar y también recordó todo su pasado.

Cuando lo recordó, pensó, “Ahora necesito mostrar la forma de un Dharmapala”. Después de eso, luego, dijo también que Nechung, Damchen Dorje Legpa es otro patrón del Dharma, muy poderoso.

Entonces él también dijo, él habló con Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, “Ahora en este momento, ahora es el momento de la suerte, tenemos Dharma puro y este es el sistema de Lama Tsongkhapa que es como el oro. Y también, si te conviertes en un patrón de eso, entonces serás el mejor, eres el mejor patrón del sistema de enseñanzas de Lama Tsongkhapa “.

En la próxima vez cuando fue a Nechung y Nechung vino a través del oráculo. Dijo “Lo haré, tomaré la forma de Dharmapala pero no tengo la causa de la muerte”.

¿Cuál es la causa de la muerte? Alguien para le hace enojado o alguien que hace malas acciones hacía él, entonces esa será la causa para convertirse y tomar forma como Dharmapala. Por lo tanto dijo esto, “No tengo ese tipo de problema”. Entonces Nechung dijo “Se quedaráa en Lhasa, vaya a Lhasa”. “Haré una causa de muerte”, dijo Nechung a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Entonces eso es lo que Nechung le contó a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen e igual como esto, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen fue a Lhasa. Lhasa es la capital del Tíbet. Mientras estaba en Lhasa, los tibetanos, la gente local o desde larga distancia vinieron a verlo. Su reputación era mucho más alta que Su Santidad el Dalai Lama en ese momento. Por lo tanto, uno de los asistentes del Dalai Lama, Desi Sangye Gyatso, se enojó y sentió mal e intentó matar a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen.

Entonces el asistente del quinto Dalai Lama, Desi Sangye mató a Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. Pero Su Santidad el Dalai Lama no sabe nada, no. Entonces este asistente del Dalai Lama le dijo a Su Santidad el Dalai Lama, Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen estaba muy enfermo. Su Santidad el Dalai Lama dijo: “Si está enfermo, quiero ir allí y quiero verlo”.

Desi Sangye Gyatso dijo entonces “Oh, no puede ir allí. Santidad, por favor, no vayas porque su enfermedad es muy rara.” Muy rara. Muy rara. Además, no es bueno para usted. Por favor, no “. Y detuvo a Su Santidad de ir allí, mientras que en el otro lado, el cuerpo de Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen lo quemaron.

Cuando el cuerpo estaba quemado, un humo muy especial, un humo con un arco iris juntos con rosas. Arco iris en el humo juntos como una columna, directo al espacio, muy largo …

Entonces esta mezcla del arco iris y humo se mantuvo en el cielo, sube, y ese momento, el asistente de Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen estaba muy molesto. Pensaba cómo la gente se ponía muy mala hacía él. Lo mataron y le hicieron también todas las acciones muy malas, pero él no piensa en eso, y él va directamente a la tierra pura, parecía que iba directo a la tierra pura. Eso no le gusta.

Y también “¿Por qué no haces nada y sigues recto?”. Sus túnicas golpean el humo y luego el humo baja. No sube más. Y luego baja a la tierra y toda el lugar muy ahumado con el arcoíris al igual que la niebla en el suelo…

Entonces comenzó a convertirse, tomando una forma airada, muy poderoso. Luego fue a Sangphu, de Lhasa a Sangphu. Sangphu está en el otro lado de Lhasa. Tienen un patrón llamado Setrabpa, este es el colegio de Setrabpa. Fue allí y se quedó allí.

Entonces hubo muchos signos de diferentes tipos, muy poderoso y muy extraño para este país, nuestro país. Todos tenían miedo.

Luego, el quinto Dalai Lama y su gobierno, intentaron a hacer arder, a través de la puja de fuego. Muy grande como Su Santidad Dalai Lama, Karmapa, ‘DorjeTra’, y muchos Gaden Karampa, esos poderosos lamas intentaron hacer arder con una puja de fuego. Pero no pueden arder, no pueden hacer nada, fue poderoso.

Por lo tanto, entonces lo saben, después de hacerlo “Ahora es el patrón, para hacer el patrón, luego Dorje Shugden”, y desde entonces, del Rey Chino como esa vez también, su gran nombre Dharmapala por lo tanto … muchos lugares diferentes también, incluso China, enviaron muchos tipos diferentes de ofertas a Dharmapala y también ese tipo de sombreros de Dharmapala.

Desde entonces, patrón muy poderoso, un patrón muy poderoso y de gran calidad, por lo tanto, entonces sogwang, significa la iniciación de Gyalchen, desde entonces puede, cuando se les dio la iniciación del Dharmapala … que bendijo Dharmapala a través del texto de Lama Rinchen Wangyal. Pero a veces, ese también el texto perdido.

Desde entonces perdió ese texto, y luego personas, incluso los maestros de alto nivel no pudieron obtener las iniciaciones de Dharmapala.

Luego durante el tiempo de Kyabje Pabongka y también Tagphu Dorje Chang. Tagphu Dorje Chang, un gran mahasiddha, es muy bueno, verdaderamente grandioso Mahashidda. Y luego Kyabje Pabongka le preguntó a Tagphu Dorje Chang, “Por favor, intente obtener el inicio del Dharmapala porque lo necesitamos”, pidió.

Entonces Tagphu Dorje Chang fue al cielo de Tushita porque Lama Tsongkhapa está allí ahora. Y él fue a Tushita Heaven y también él ve que Lama Tsongkhapa y también entonces obtener la iniciación para Dharmapala de Lama Tsongkhapa. Dos tipos diferentes de iniciaciones. Tagphu Dorje Chang lo consiguió.

Entonces del Lama Tsongkhapa dada esta iniciación a Tagphu Dorje Chang, Tagphu Dorje Chang dio la iniciación a Kyabje Pabongka, Entonces Kyabje Pabongka dio esta iniciación a Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang. Luego de Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang dio a Su Santidad a nuestro gurú Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Recibió tres veces, unas tres veces. Desde entonces, para los gurús, son cuatro generaciones.

Tagphu Dorje Chang es un gran mahasiddha de los tibetanos, eso es lo que todo el mundo sabe en general, todos saben que él es grande, porque una estatua también hablando con él, incluso como eso, también normalmente Tara y él mismo, como una persona entre sí, hablando uno al otro, este tipo tiene …

Kyabje Pabongka es un gran mahasiddha y mucho tiempo por su larga historia y en este momento también él hace una gran acción del Dharma aumentar y también hacer desarrollar en todo nuestro país Tíbet, está dando enseñanzas y desarrollo Dharma muy amable para nosotros realmente. Él es también la emanación del Chakrasamvara, es el verdadero Chakrasamvara.

Su Santidad también dice: y ustedes tienen grandes maestros, grandes mahasiddhas, a través de ese camino llegaron las iniciaciones y también tenemos y si quieres más detalles de esos reales, si quieres saber, tiene un libro de texto … Su Santidad mencionó un libro de texto que tuve, porque a través de Su Santidad este momento tengo, y quizás también le pueda hacer una Xerox y también tendrá centro aquí o cualquier otro centro, por lo tanto, si quiere aprender aprende de ellos como su maestro.

Esos son los comentarios de estos textos, imprimiendo en India también si lo desea, Geshe-la Su Santidad mencionó dónde está.

Esta transcripción ha sido editada para mayor claridad y facilidad de comprensión.

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キャブジェ・ツォン・リンポチェ、ドルジェ・シュクデンのイニシエーションとご利益を語る。

このドルジェ・シュクデンのイニシエーションを受けた後月に一度プージャを受けなければなりません。また、献身的に従い、そして系譜と秩序を守らなければなりません。

それが意味することは、例えば、異なる伝統から教えを受けることがあるかもしれませんがしかし主として、あなたの実践、あなたの焦点、あなたのエレルギーはこの系譜、すなわちゲルグ派に注がれなければならないのです。

もしあなたが他宗派のなんらかのダーマ的活動を行わなければならない、あるいは行いたいと願うのであれば、そのようなことはあっても構わないのですが、しかし、あなたの主となる実践、あるいは、原理的な実践は、このラマ・ツォンカパの系譜に献身的であらねばなりません。だから、私が以前、あなたは知っていなければならない、もし不確かであるならば、イニシエーションを受けるべきではない、と言ったのです。一度このイニシエーションを受けたらあなたはゲルグ派の系譜に献身的でなければならない、そしてこのことは全てを混乱させないために必要なのです。

「ああ、シュクデンのイニシエーションは・・・・」などと人々が噂をすることがあります。シュクデンのイニシエーションを受ける必要はない、という人たちもいます。あるいはまたシュクデンは良い護法尊ではないという人たちもいます。

それは真実ではありません。このシュクデンのイニシエーションを受けた人々はそしてドルジェ・シュクデンを実践する人々はそのような人々は非常に優れた瞑想と実践に成功するのです。世俗的な方策、例えば、世俗的な活動やビジネスや仕事、全てが非常にうまくいくのです。

ドルジェ・シュクデンは ゲルグ派の護法尊ですので、ある人々はこう言います、「ゲルグ派の護法尊」という言い方は心が狭い人の言い方だ、とかまた、シュクデンを実践する人々は心が狭い、と彼らは考えます。シュクデンを実践する人々は偏狭な人々だ、と彼らは考えるのです。実際のところは、偏狭などではありません。おそらく彼らこそが偏狭であるので、シュクデンを実践する人々が偏狭だと彼らは考えてしまうのでしょう。人々は色々な話や噂をでっちあげます。そのことをあなたは知っておく必要があります。

シュクデンのイニシエーションと教えを受けた後、このような噂を聞けば無知な人たちだな、と考えます。偏狭な人々がそのような噂を立てるのだ、と。また、その噂を真実だと考えてしまう人々がいます。そしておそらくそのような人たちはその実践をやめてしまったり、この護法尊を持ちたくないとさえ考えます。それは非常によくないことです。そしてそれはその人にとってよくないのです。

実際のところ、あなた次第なのです。何をしたいのかは、あなた次第なのです。あなた自身の人生です全てはあなた自身の選択であり自由です。そしてあなた自身の悟りです。そしてあなたが何をしたいかしたくないかは、あなた次第ですが、私が話しているのは、何があなたにとって良いのか、なのです。あなたは自分のすることについてとても注意深くなければなりません。騙されやすくなってはいけません。他の人が「これは良くない」ということにただ追従したり人々から聞くこのような話に全て聞き耳をたててしまうべきではありません。考えを変えるべきではありません。そして常に意識をし確認しなければなりません。

チベットでは人々が何を言うかは問題ではありません。実際チベットでは、多くの人々がこれに従い、この実践を行い、そして実際ますます多くの人がこのような種類の瞑想を行うようになっています。

ですから、あなたはこのことを知らなければなりません。あなたは確信を持たなければなりません、そうでないと後にもし人々が「ああ、この実践は良くない」とあなたに言い、そして彼らが色々な話をし、噂をたて、そしてあなたが実践をやめてしまったら、それはあなたに良くないことであり、あなたにとって大きな過ちになるのです。それゆえ、あなたは必ず献身的にこれに従い続けなければなりません。

これはあなた自身の選択でありそして、あなたがこれをするべきだとかあなたはこれをしなければならないということは誰にも言えません。あなた自身、あなたがこれをすることを選ぶ、ということなのです。したがって、このことについてあなたはとても注意深く考えなければなりません。あなた自身が選択しないまま、誰かに、これをしなければならないと、言われることはありません。つまり、もしあなたがしたくないのであれば、誰もあなたに「これをするべきだ」「これをするべきではない」と言うことはできないのです。

ドルジェ・シュクデンはゲルグ派の護法尊であると言うとある人々は「ゲルグ派の護法尊」と言う我々のことを心が狭いと考えます。そして彼らは、シュクデンを実践する人々のことを心が狭いと考えます。そして彼らは、シュクデンを実践する人々のことを偏狭だと考えます。実際は、偏狭ではないのです。おそらく彼らこそが偏狭であるのでシュクデンを実践する人々が偏狭であると彼らは考えるのでしょう。人々は色々な話や噂をでっちあげます。あなたはそのことを知っておくべきです。

これは非常に特別な護法尊であり、そして非常に尊いのです。したがってあなたは毎月プージャを行わなければなりません。

月に一度、そのプージャを行わなければならないのです。その祈り、長いサドハナ、長い祈り、を月に一度しかし、もし、例えばもし翌月、もしあなたが非常に忙しくなることがわかっていてこれができない、不可能だとわかっているなら、翌月のためのそのプージャを、この月に行うことができます。前の月に、二つのプージャを2日で行うことができます。

もしサドハナの読み方がわからなければ、その祈りの読み方がわからなければ、もしサドハナを行うことができないのなら、聖人に、あるいは僧に、あるいは導師にあなたの代わりにこれをしてほしいと頼むこともできます。

あなたが本当にこのイニシエーションをしたいということを知ることがとても重要です。他の人たちがこのイニシエーションを受けているからここに来てこのイニシエーションを受ける、そのようなことではいけません。「これをするべきだ、もししなければ、何か逃してしまうことになだろう」と感じるのであれば、それは誤った考え方です。もしあなたが本当に献身的でありたいのなら、あなたはイニシエーションを受けるべきです。そうでなければ、受けるべきではありません。

前に述べたように、もし祈りの言い方がわからなければ、そしてもし月に一度プージャを行うことができないのならば、聖人、あるいは祈りや毎月のプージャを知るあなたの友人にあなたの友人に、お願いをすることができます。彼らを自分の家に招きそしてプージャを行うように頼むことができます。

また自分の家でプージャをすることができないのならば、例え遠く離れたところであっても例えば僧院のような場所やあるいは聖人やその友人がいる場所で、その人に頼んでこのプージャを行うことができます。

このことを何度も私が話している理由は、あなたが誰にでもただついていくような人ではない、騙されやすくない、というのであれば良いのですが。

しかし、時に聖人や僧や導師のような人でさえも、「これは正しくない、間違っている、このようなことを実践するべきではない」とあなたに言い、そしてあなたが考えを変えてしまう、ということがあります。「聖人や導師のような人が私にこう言っているのだから、おそらく本当なのだろう」とあなたは考えてしまうかもしれません。人は周囲に影響されやすく考えを変えてしまうことがあります。

そしてそれが西洋人の多くがダーマを深く知らない理由の一つです。だから彼らは全ての意味を、象徴性や意味を深く知ることができないのです。彼らはまた、誰が正しい導師であり、誰が正しい導師でないのかわかっていません。彼らはただ導師や聖人がいればどこにでも出かけて行き、そして彼らはどんな教えにも耳を傾けてしまいます。だからなのです。西洋人は一般的にとても正直な人々で非常に直接的であり、そしてとても良い人々です。彼らは良い心の持ち主です。

インドやチべットのような場所では人々はシュクデンを実践していない場合があります。それなのに、自分たちはシュクデンを実践していると言っています。またある人々は実際に実践しているのに、何か別のことを言います。人々が言っていることと行っていることが異なるのです。ということは、そこにはなんらかの誤りがあります。

インドではある人々が別の人々に誤った導きを与えています。あるチベット人たちがシュクデンのプージャを行ってほしいと求めた時に彼らはこう言うのです。「よろしい、私があなたの為にプージャを行いましょう」しかし彼らが実際に行うのは何か別のものであり、シュクデンのプージャではなく、別の違うプージャなのです。彼らにプージャを行うように求めた人々はそれをわかっていません。もし、彼らが読み書きができない場合に、こうした人々は自分たちはシュクデンのプージャを行っていると言うのですが、実際には行っていません。彼らは何か別のことを行い、自分たちがしたいと思うことをしているだけなのです。それは非常に悪いことです。

彼らがそのようなことをする理由は、インドやチベットでは家主が在家の人々や僧を招きこのプージャを行います。それは長いプージャであり長い1日となります。家主はダーナのような捧げ物を作ります。しかし、嘘をつかれているのです。シュクデンを行っていると言いながら、実際には行っていません。そして実際彼らはシュクデンのプージャを行うことを好まず、なんらかの利益や金銭を得る為に、あるいは何か別の理由で、彼らはそのプージャを行っていると言うのです。そしてそれは非常に悪いことであり、輪廻をさまようモチベーションとなります。

やがてそれらの人々はシュクデンのプージャを求めた家主たちは知るでしょう、あるいは気づくことになるでしょう。彼らはこの人たちが正しいプージャを行っていないということがわかるのです。なぜなら、彼らは、それが助けになっていないと感じるからです。それは効き目がありません。なぜなら正しいプージャを行っていないからです。やがて彼らは直感的に感じます。なぜなら助けになっていないからです。正しいとは感じられないのです。彼らはそのような人々に、そのようなプージャを行って欲しくないと言うことになるでしょう。そしてシュクデンのプージャを行う人々がシュクデンを実際に実践している人々であることを確かめてほしいと誰かに頼むことになるでしょう。

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その護法尊は現実にあり、そしてバジュラパニの現れである。千仏の中で言えば、サングェ・フルングゼイ、すなわち千仏の最後の仏である。彼は菩提心を生み出し、そしてその仏陀以前の999の仏陀が行ったことを全て自分は行うであろうと言った。

彼は、リンチェン・ニンポとともに、菩提心を生み出し始めた。宝石の本質である。それを始めとして、彼は以来彼はいろいろな行いの中で価値あるものを作り出してきた。歴史において、このことについて考えてみると我々の国においては、偉大なるマハシッダであるプトゥンがいた。プトゥンはまたその護法尊の現し身であった。

それ以前、インドではその護法尊は偉大なる師として現生に現れていた。名前はマハシッダ・ビルパだった。

インドでビルパの時代に、多くの僧侶や仏教学者のいる非常に大きな僧院があった。一つの場所に500人もの人々がいた。そしてアティーシャはその僧たちの誇り高き指導者だった。ビルパはその僧院で暮らしていた。そして彼はまた偉大なる学僧の一人であった。

ツォクの供え物として、彼は小さな酒の瓶を持っていた。それは彼のそのタントラへの献身であり、それゆえそれを所持していた。

僧たちの指導者であったアティーシャがその酒を見つけ、こう言った。「あなたは僧院に留まることはできない。僧院を離れなければならない。なぜなら」「あなたは僧院内で酒を所持しているからだ。あなたは去らなければならない。」と。

ビルパはアティーシャに、「この酒は私に害を与えることはありません」と言った。

アティーシャは言った。「それがあなたに害を与えることが無いことはわかっているが、しかしそれは他の者たちに害を与えるのだ。だから、あなたは僧院を去らなければならない」と。そして僧たちが読経堂に集まった時、ビルパは言った。「私は悪人だ、だからその扉を通ることはできない。だから上に上っていかなければ。」そして彼は座布団に乗り跳ね上がって天井を通り抜け、宙に上がっていった。

そして彼は去っていった。ガンジス川というインドにあるとても大きな川に彼はたどり着き、こう言った。「私は悪人だ。だから、もし私があなたを渡ってしまうと、あなたも悪い川になってしまう。だからあなたは私から離れていた方がいい。」彼が川にそう言った時、その川は二つに分かれたので、彼はそこを通り抜けた。

そして、彼はある寺に着いた。そしてその寺では毎日人々が多くの動物を神への供え物として捧げていた。彼はその寺の中に入り、神の像の所まで来て、そしてそのとても感情な大きな像を膝で押して外へと押し出した。

その神の信者たちは動揺したが、ビルパに異を唱えることはできず、こう言った。「どうかその像を寺の中に戻すことを許してください。私たちは元のように寺の中にその像があってほしいのです。どうかそれを戻してください。」ビルパに彼らはこのように頼んだ。するとビルパはこう言った。「では寺の中にこの像を戻しましょう、しかしあなた方は約束をしなければなりません。最初にあなた方にあることをしてもらう必要があります」と。

「何を約束すればいいのですか?」と彼らは尋ねた。

「これ以上この神への捧げものとして動物を殺さないということです。そしてまた、あなた方がこの神に供え物をする時は米や何か他の食べ物を用いてください。もしあなた方がそれを約束するならば、私は寺に像を戻しましょう。」

その寺の中には、ダーキニーであるナムキー・ジェツンの像もあった。ビルパはその像の所に行きダーキニーの像の頭の部分を軽くたたいた。するとダーキニーの頭は体の中に吸い込まれ頭がなくなった。

頭がその石の体の中に入っていくと、ビルパはその二つの耳を引っ張り上げそれぞれの手でそれぞれの耳を持ち、そして頭を元のように戻した。

以来、その女神はラーモ・ナンジュルマという新しい名前を持つようになった。それは「耳をつかまれた」という意味であり、こうしてその女神はその新しい名を得たのだった。

インドではビルパはまたダーマを教え、発展させ、そして普及させた。その後、彼はネパールに行った。そこで彼は、石でできたラーモ・チャンディカの像を目にした。

そのころネパールでは数学や、預言や、予知能力のようなもので未来を調べる人々がいて、彼らはある時動物たちを生贄にする必要がある、と言った。200万匹ほどの動物を殺す必要があり、それは3年以内に生贄にしなければならず、そしてもしそれをしなければネパールの政府や人々がそれをしなければその国にとてもひどいことが起きると言った。

ネパールの政府は生贄を行いたかった、実際、国のことを考えればこの生贄を行わなければならなかった。しかしそのように多くの動物はいなかった。どうしたらよいのか、と彼らは考えていた。するとビルパはこう言った、「心配しなくても大丈夫です。私に考えがあります。200万もの動物は必要ありません。必要なのは黒ゴマの実だけです。多くのゴマの実の袋だけです。」

ネパール政府はラーモ・チャンディカに捧げものをする必要があり、ビルパが火のプージャを行っている間に、人々は薪の中にラーモ・チャンディカが現れるのを見た。ビルパがラーモ・チャンディカにゴマの実を手で差し出した時人々は多くの動物のように見えるものが散るのが見えた。

その時、ビルパは非常に高い質の非常に高い名声のダーマの、パワーを持っていた。その後彼の世代で、私たちの国においてはパンチェン・ラマであるシャキア・シェラブがいる。彼はまたそのマハシッダの生まれ変わりでもありそしてパンチェン・ラマ、シャキア・シェラブは非常に偉大な学者でもあり、単に学者であるだけでなく、マハシッダでもあり、非常に偉大な学者であった。

後にプトゥンが現れた。8代 シャブジェ・シェラブの世代に、偉大な学者であるプトゥンとしてその護法尊は現れた。

彼が去った後も、護法尊はまたラマ・ツォンカパの時代に転生し、その時代に、偉大なるマハシッダ、ダルジン・タクパ・ギェルツェンとして生まれ変わった。

そしてダルジン・タクパ・ギェルツェンも転生し、そしてまたその後その護法尊は、パンチェン・ソナム・ドラッパとして現れた。パンチェン・ソナム・ドラッパは3代ダライ・ラマの教師であり、パンチェン・ソナム・ドラッパは非常に優れた質と、そしてまた非常に高い名声を持っていた。そしてその後は、ソナム・イェシ・ワンポとして転生した。

ソナム・イェシ・ワンポが去るとその護法尊の次の転生は、トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンであった。

トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンは非常に偉大な学者だった。13歳の時にすでに非常に偉大な学者であり、ラムリムの実践の手ほどきを受け、明晰な自己理解、そして教える能力を備えていた。彼のグルはパンチェン・ロブサン・チョキである。

ラマ・ツォンカパの時代に、政府の護法尊であるニーチュン・チョキヨンはその真の姿を現さずに、一人の若い少年となってこの世に現れ、何度もラマ ・ツォンカパを訪ねた。ラマ ・ツォンカパとその弟子たちに少年の姿をしたニーチュン・チョキヨンは、「助けてください、助けが必要なのです、誰が助けてくれますか」と尋ねた。

彼は何度も頼んだが、「私が助けましょう」と言う人は誰もいなかった。

ある日当時ラマ ・ツォンカパのもっとも古い弟子であったダルジン・タクパ・ギェルツェンが「この少年は今まで何度もここにやって来ている」と気づきそしてこう言った。「私があなたを助けましょう、私があなたを助けましょう」と。

するとその少年は ダルジン・タクパ・ギェルツェンに「今言ったことを忘れないでください、決して忘れないでくださいね」と言って、消えてしまった。

その頃この少年が現れた時代はそれはラマ ・ツォンカパの時代であった。初代ダライ・ラマ 、ゲンドゥン・ドゥプパはラマ ・ツォンカパの弟子である。以来、初代ダライ・ラマ2代、3代、4代、5代とその後の5世代を経た後にトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンが現れた。トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンはラマ ・ツォンカパの時代にすでに現れている。彼はダルジン・タクパ・ギェルツェンその人であった。5代ダライ・ラマの時代になり今度はトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンとして転生したのである。

ある日トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンは神託官の所に出かけた。その神託によりニーチュン・チョキヨンが現れ、他の人々もいる中、「私に約束したことを、あなたは覚えていますか?」と尋ねた。

トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンは「覚えていません」と答えた。

ニーチュン・チョキヨンはトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンに麦をいくらか渡し、「この麦を受け取り、燃やして、匂いを嗅いでごらんなさい。」「そうすれば思い出すでしょう。」と言った。トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンは家に戻り、麦を燃やすと、ニーチュン・チョキヨンが少年の姿でこの世に現れたことと自分がその少年に助けると約束したこと、過去の全てを思い出した。

そして思い出すと、「これは護法尊としての形を表す必要がある」とトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンは考え、そしてニーチュン・チョキヨンにそのことを伝えた。ニーチュン・チョキヨンとは別に、ダムチェン・ドルジェ・レグパというダーマの護法尊 がいる。彼もまた非常に力の強い護法尊である。

ダムチェン・ドルジェ・レグパ もトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンにこう言った。「今、この時代は幸運な時代です。私たちには真のダーマがあり、これは黄金のようなラマ ・ツォンカパのシステムです。そしてまた、もしあなたがその護法尊となれば、あなたは彼の最高の護法尊となります、あなたはラマ ・ツォンカパのシステムの最高の護法尊となります。」

そして次にトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンが ニーチュン・チョキヨンの所に出向いた時、ニーチュン・チョキヨンは神託官を通して姿を表した。ニーチュン・チョキヨンは「私がそれをしましょう、私が護法尊の形を表しましょう、しかし私は今ここでは、あなたが護法尊になるのに必要な死を引き起こすことができません。」

何が死を引き起こすのか?怒りを作る人や、悪い行動を作る人、それらが死を引き起こし、そして護法尊の形が現れる原因になるのである。トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンは、「私にはそのような問題は何もありません」と言った。するとニーチュン・チョキヨンは「あなたはラサに行きなさい」と言った。「あなたの死を引き起こすものを私がそこに作ります」、ニーチュン・チョキヨンはトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンにそう言った。

それがニーチュン・チョキヨンがトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンに言ったことである。そしてトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンはラサに行った。ラサはチベットの首都であり、彼がラサに留まっている間、チベットの人たちは、地元の人々も、遠方からの人々も、彼に会いにやって来た。彼の評判はダライ・ラマ法王よりもはるかに高く、それゆえ、ダライ・ラマの従者の一人であったデシ・サングェ・ギャッソは怒り狂い、そしてトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンを殺そうとした。

そして5代ダライ・ラマの従者、デシ・サングェ・ギャッソはトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンを殺してしまった。しかしダライ・ラマ法王は全く何も知らなかった。そしてこの従者はダライ・ラマ法王に、トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンは非常に体の具合が悪い、と語った。ダライ・ラマ法王はこう言った。「もし彼が体の具合が悪いのであれば、私は彼に会いに行きたい」と。」

するとデシ・サングェ・ギャッソは「いや、あなたはそこに行くことはできません。法王様、そこには行かないでください、彼のご病気はとてもひどいものなのです。悪い影響があります。非常に悪い影響があります。あなたにとって良くないのです。どうか行かないでください。」そして、法王がそこに行かないようにして、トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンの遺体を焼いてしまった。

遺体を焼いている時、とても特別な煙が、虹とともに舞い上がった。まるで柱のように、虹と煙が宙に向かってまっすぐに、とても長い柱のように舞い上がった。

そしてこの虹と煙の混ざったものは空に上がって行った。その時トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンの従者は非常にうろたえていた。どうして人々がトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンに対してこのようにひどい事をしたのだろうかと、従者は考えていた。トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンが殺されてしまった事、そしてトゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンが人々にされたいろいろなひどいことについて考えていた。しかし、トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンはそのようなことについては何も考えず、まっすぐに浄土に向かっているかのように見えた。トゥルク・タクパ・ギェルツェンの従者はそれが耐えられなかった。

「あなたはどうして何もせずに浄土に行ってしまうのですか」その従者の法衣が煙に当たると、煙が降りて来た。煙はもう上に上がって行かず、地上に向かって降りて来た。そしてその地域全体が虹と煙で地上が霧のように覆われてしまった。

そして彼は怒りの形となって現れた。非常に力の強い怒りの形だった。そして彼は、ラサからサンプへと行き、サンプはラサの反対側にあり、そこにはセトラッパという護法尊がいて、これがセトラッパの大学であるが、彼はそこに行き、留まった。

そのころ、いろいろな不吉な予兆があった。この国、私たちの国にとって、とても異常な予兆が起きていた。皆、怖がっていた。

そして5代ダライ・ラマと彼の政府は、火のプージャで燃やそうとした。偉大な人たち、ダライ・ラマ法王、カルマパ、ドルジェ・トラ、そして多くの ガデン・カランパのようなそれらの強力なラマたちが火のプージャでそれを燃やそうとした。しかしそれは叶わず、何もできなかった。それほど強いものだった。

それゆえ、その時、彼らは知ったのである。彼らはこう言った、「あなたは護法尊です。ドルジェ・シュクデン。」そして以来、中国のその時代の王からも、彼の護法尊の名はあまりに偉大であるので多くの場所から、中国からも人々は多くの種類の捧げ物を護法尊に送った。護法尊は人々を助けるため、帽子を被り、旅をして回った。

それ以来、この非常に強い護法尊、非常に強く、偉大な質の護法尊の「ソグワン」はギャルチェンのイニシエーションを意味することになり、それ以来、その護法尊のイニシエーションを与えられる時には、ラマ・リンチェン・ワンギャルによる経典を通じてその神聖な護法尊のイニシエーションが行われた。しかしその後、その経典は失われてしまった。

経典が失われて以来、人々は、高いレベルにいる教師たちも、その護法尊のイニシエーションを受けることはできなくなってしまった。

そしてキャブジェ・パボンカと、そしてタップ・ドルジェ・チャンの時代がやってきた。タップ・ドルジェ・チャンは、非常に偉大なマハシッダだった。実に偉大なマハシッダだった。キャブジェ・パボンカはタップ・ドルジェ・チャンにこう頼んだ。「どうかその護法尊のイニシエーションを手に入れてください。私たちはそれが必要なのです。」

タップ・ドルジェ・チャンはトゥシータという天界に出かけた。ラマ ・ツォンカパがそこにいるからだった。そして トゥシータ天に行くと、ラマ・ツォンカパに会い、そしてそこでラマ・ツォンカパからその護法尊のイニシエーションを与えてもらった。2種類のイニシエーションだった。タップ・ドルジェ・チャンはそれを手に入れた。

ラマ・ツォンカパからタップ・ドルジェ・チャンに与えられたこのイニシエーションをタップ・ドルジェ・チャンは キャブジェ・パボンカに与え、そしてキャブジェ・パボンカはこのイニシエーションをタップ・トリジャン・ドルジェ・チャンに与えた。そして、タップ・トリジャン・ドルジェ・チャンは私たちのグルであるキャブジェ・ツォン・リンポチェ尊師にこのイニシエーションを与えた。彼は三度そのイニシエーションを受け、そして、グルたちに、4代に渡り与えられた。

タップ・ドルジェ・チャンはチベット人たちの偉大なるマハシッダであり、それは一般に誰もが知っていた。誰もが彼の偉大さを知っていた。仏陀の像が彼に向かって話しかけるほどの偉大さであった。それほど偉大なマハシッダだった。タラの仏像とタップ・ドルジェ・チャンは、ごく普通に会話をしている人同士のように、互いに話をしていた。

キャブジェ・パボンカは偉大なマハシッダであり、そして長い間、彼の長い歴史とこの時代においても彼は偉大なるダーマの行動を増加させ、発展させ、私たちの国チベット全体で、彼は教えを授け、ダーマを発展させ、私たちに実に良くしてくれた。彼はまたチャクラサムバラの現れ、チャクラサムバラの現し身である。

尊師ダライ・ラマはこう言っている、あなたは偉大な教師たちを、偉大なるマハシッダたちをイニシエーションを通じて持つことになる、と。そしてまた私たちには経典がある。もしあなたが実際にそのイニシエーションについて詳しく知りたいのであれば、それは経典の中にある。私はある経典の名を尊師に教えていただき、尊師を通じて、私は今回それを手に入れたのである。またおそらくあなたのためにコピーをすることもできる。だからまたあなたはこのセンターや他のセンターでそれを手に入れるであろう。だからもしあなたが学びたければ、これらの経典の解説を。

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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche
Chanting Prayers to Dorje Shugden

In this short video we see Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, an undisputed master of both sutra and tantra chanting prayers to Dorje Shugden while simultaneously playing ritual instruments. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was so great in his practice that he knew every aspect of Dorje Shugden’s practice, including the various rituals. Listen to his holy voice to gain immense blessings.

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Wrathful Dorje Shugden Ritual at Zong Labrang’s Temple
During Tibetan New Year (1985)

Dorje Shugden has been practised for centuries. In this video we see that this was especially so in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s Ladrang (household) in Gaden Monastery. Here we see the preparations for, and an actual wrathful Dorje Shugden puja during Losar (Tibetan New Year) celebrations in 1985. The wrathful puja to remove obstacles involves a lot of preparations such as the creation of intricate tormas, and elaborate rituals.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was known to be extremely particular about pujas and especially tormas. Before pujas he would come to inspect the set-up and if the offerings were not abundant or the tormas were not done well, he would not do the puja until the set-up was correct. He was known to even crush the tormas in his hands and leave the prayer hall, he was famous for this. Tormas are ritual cakes with a shape and design specified in the texts for the rituals, and they have a related tantric meaning and symbology so Kyabje Zong Rinpoche took it very seriously. Please watch this video to see just how high Dorje Shugden is regarded to have such a grand puja performed, and the importance that Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had placed on the practice. This puja was engaged following Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s direct instructions.

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His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was one of the few erudite Gelugpa masters of our time. Well known to have full control of his rebirth, this was witnessed twice in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s previous incarnations as Zongtrul Phuntsok and Zongtrul Chopel, who were both born in the Zong-go family.

The great master of sutra and tantra, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was a strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden.

The great master of sutra and tantra, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, was a strong practitioner of Dorje Shugden.

As a young boy Kyabje Zong Rinpoche showed remarkable skill in his studies as well as being able to memorise texts. In 1916, when he was 11 years old, he travelled to U-Tsang and joined Shartse College of Gaden Monastery. It was there that Kyabje Zong Rinpoche met His Holiness the 3rd Trijang Rinpoche Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso, who was 14 years old at the time. Later His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche became Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s root guru. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was also known for his close friendship with a contemporary of his time, Kentrul Thubten Lamsang, who is the previous incarnation of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche.

Although Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was recognised as a reincarnated lama (tulku), and as such had access to all the privileges of a high lama, he instead chose to live a very humble life and focus on his studies. He was so humble that he would use an empty tea box supported by bricks to read his scriptures instead of a table. He was also observed to be disinterested in food or drink, choosing instead to stick to a simple diet. One would never have recognised Kyabje Zong Rinpoche as a incarnate high lama, because he looked and behaved just like any other young monk in robes tattered from the physical exertions of the debate grounds.

Known for his mastery of both philosophy and rituals, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was highly sought-after as a teacher and healer.

Known for his mastery of both philosophy and rituals, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was highly sought-after as a teacher and healer.

It did not take long for Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to capture the attention of many others due to his skill in debate. Within his first year of study in Gaden Shartse Monastery, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche surprised many senior scholars from Gaden Jangtse with his depth of knowledge and debating skills during an all-night debate session between both Shartse and Jangtse Colleges. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s skill in debate was so good that the following year, when he debated on the first verse of Pramanavarttika, he was praised by the famous Geshe Amdo Sherab Gyatso who said, “There would not be a worthier debate on this subject even if Dharmakirti himself were here in person!”

Over time, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gained great repute amongst monks of the three monastic universities of Gaden, Sera and Drepung. He was respected not only for his debate prowess, but for his intelligence, wisdom, power of retention and his deep practice of the teachings. At the age of 25, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche received the highest honours for his Geshe Lharampa degree. Following this, he received outstanding results in his examinations at Gyuto Tantric College. From then on, he became highly regarded as a great and erudite scholar. Deeply influenced by the Madhyamika philosophy, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche dedicated his life to the practice of tantra, combining it with the penetrative insights of the Indian master Nagarjuna.

A few months later, following the advice of Thepo Rinpoche, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was appointed the Abbot of Gaden Shartse Monastery by the Regent Reting Rinpoche. During his nine-year tenure as Abbot of Gaden Shartse, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche made many great changes, which led the monastery to new heights. As a result of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s leadership, Gaden Shartse became a shining example of monastic discipline and scholarship, with a strong emphasis in tantra and rituals. Improvements were also made in the monastery’s administrative structure, thus bringing improvements to the living standards of the monks, especially for the poorest members of the monastery.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, a great master who taught all over the world, is known for his immaculate and beneficial teachings.

Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, a great master who taught all over the world, is known for his immaculate and beneficial teachings.

After serving as the monastery’s abbot for over nine years, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche journeyed on a long pilgrimage to Tsari in south-eastern Tibet in 1946, which is one of the places where Lama Tsongkhapa engaged in retreat. It was during this part of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s life that people witnessed many miracles and news quickly spread of Rinpoche’s attainments and tantric abilities to remove obstacles in people’s lives. One well-known incident was Kyabje Zong Rinpoche curing Geshe Tenzin Choephel who suffered from defective eyes that limited his mobility. After a few ablutions by Rinpoche, the Geshe was able to walk again unaided and after this incident, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche became even more famous for his great healing abilities and blessings.

In 1959, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche left Tibet and entered a life of exile in India where, in 1965 and at the request of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, Rinpoche became the Director of the Tibetan Schools Teacher Training Program in Mussoorie. Under his leadership, he oversaw 58 scholars from all the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

Later, the Dalai Lama also appointed Kyabje Zong Rinpoche as the first principal of the new Central Institute of Tibetan Higher Studies at Sarnath in Varanasi, India. In 1971, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche retired from his position in Varanasi and moved to the newly-established Gaden Shartse Monastery in Mundgod.

Even though Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had retired, he continued to receive constant invitations from many of his students in the West. Thus, after a third request was made by Lama Thubten Yeshe, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche travelled to the West in 1974. His last trip to the West was in 1983, a trip which took him to America where he reconnected with Tsem Rinpoche, the present incarnation of his close friend Kentrul Thubten Lamsang. It was during these visits to the West that Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gave teachings on both sutra and tantra, including teachings on Chod of the Gaden Ear-Whispered Lineage, as well as Dorje Shugden sogtae (life-entrustment ceremony). Kyabje Zong Rinpoche became renowned for his widespread Dharma discourses and had an illustrious reputation within the Tibetan as well as the Western Buddhist world.

In 1984, the world lost a leading Dharma master and tantric practitioner when His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche entered clear light. Remaining in death meditation for three days, his body did not decompose despite the hot South Indian weather. In the following year (1985), his incarnation Zong Chocktrul Rinpoche returned in perfect form. The present incarnation currently resides in Gaden Shartse Monastery, where he continues his education and has gained a reputation for being a highly skilled debater, much like his previous life.

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Photos of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

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His Eminence Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen

His Eminence Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, affectionately known as Geshe-la, was once described as “one of the last living Tibetan Buddhist masters to have been trained in Tibet” before the events of 1959. Out of the 20,000 monks who lived at the three great monasteries of Tibet (Gaden Monastery, Sera Monastery and Drepung Monastery), Geshe-la was one of the lucky few senior members of the sangha who managed to escape Tibet into India.

Named Jamphel Yeshe by his parents, this attained master was born in 1924 in Kham, eastern Tibet. At a very young age, Geshe-la came to be greatly inspired by his uncle who was a monk at a nearby monastery. When he was just seven years old, he entered monastic life with the blessings of his parents. There he began to study both sutra and tantra and under the care of Geshe Jampa Thaye from Sera Monastery, received teachings on dialectics for nine years.

At the young age of 16, as the only monk with a group of 15 merchants and pilgrims, Geshe-la set out on a 33-day trek across the high mountain passes in order to reach Lhasa, the capital of Tibet. His aim was to enrol at Sera Monastery and earn a Geshe degree. This degree is equivalent to a western doctorate in Buddhist Philosophy, but it has a significantly longer timeline for completion, often requiring more than 20 years of study.

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was a pioneering master who helped spread Tibetan Buddhism in the United States

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen was a pioneering master who helped spread Tibetan Buddhism in the United States.

Geshe-la however, did not reach his intended destination of Sera Monastery. During his journey, Geshe-la was invited to visit Gaden Monastery for tea. Upon climbing the hill towards the monastery, he was overwhelmed by the sight of Gaden. Weeping tears of joy, he instantly knew that it was at Gaden and not Sera where he would continue his studies. Coincidentally, on the day he arrived, the monastery was celebrating the anniversary of Lama Tsongkhapa’s enlightenment. The monastery was infused with a spiritually-charged atmosphere, with light illuminating the whole monastery from countless butterlamps and the sound of chanting filling every room. This sacred atmosphere strengthened Geshe-la’s resolve to stay at Gaden even further.

Joining Shartse College of Gaden Monastery, Geshe-la trained for over 20 years in various subjects including logic, wisdom, compassion, ethics, phenomenology and mind training. The abbot at the time, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, took notice of this young monk’s strong Dharmic imprints and paid special interest to Geshe-la’s study and progress.

In 1959, upon hearing that His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama had left Tibet, Geshe-la left Gaden Monastery after evening prayers. Together with six other monks, the small group made their way across the Himalayan mountain range on foot, forming part of a mass exodus of Tibetans that fled into India.

In India, Geshe-la settled in Dalhousie in northern India where he began his studies at Gyuto Tantric College before taking his final Geshe examinations. Geshe-la took his examinations, consisting of rigorous debates, in front of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and his two tutors, Kyabje Ling Rinpoche and Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Not only did Geshe-la pass the examination with honours but he was awarded the highest degree of Lharampa Geshe.

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen has requested Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to bestow the sacred practice of Dorje Shugden to benefit his students

Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen has requested Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to bestow the sacred practice of Dorje Shugden to benefit his students.

In 1963, Geshe-la travelled to the Pestalozzi International Children’s Village in Sussex, England. There he taught Tibetan writing, grammar, culture and Buddhist philosophy to 22 Tibetan children, who were either orphans or whose parents were still living in Tibet.

In 1976, Geshe-la relocated to the United States where he briefly held teaching positions at the University of Southern California (USC), the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). While there, the erudite teachings he gave on meditation and Tibetan language attracted many students, who requested him to start a Dharma centre and start teaching more. Two years later, in 1978, Geshe-la founded Thubten Dhargye Ling (“Land of the Flourishing Dharma”). The name of the centre was bestowed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama at Geshe-la’s request.

Geshe-la was renown as an erudite scholar and proliferator of the Buddhist teachings. He founded two more Dharma centres in Colorado and Texas, was involved with the Buddhist Sangha Council of Southern California (dedicated to the further understanding between Buddhist communities), and actively worked for the human rights of the Tibetan people. He had the goal to further education and religious studies amongst the Tibetan communities throughout India, and also authored two books:

  • Compassion: The Key to Great Awakening, a commentary on the Eight Verses of Mind Training and the Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva
  • Mirror of Wisdom: a free book on the subject of emptiness

Geshe-la’s passing was just as extraordinary as his life, and is testament to his great spiritual attainments. On February 13, 2009, Geshe-la entered clear light and the amazing events witnessed by many show us the level of practitioner that he was:

  • A large rainbow formed just as Geshe-la left his clear light meditation.
  • Geshe-la’s sacred body remained without any signs of deterioration for three days and three hours, while Geshe-la was in clear light meditation. A shorter time in clear light meditation indicates a quicker rebirth.
  • Geshe-la’s body remained preserved throughout the long flight back to India despite the heat.
  • The monks who prepared his body for cremation found that his body had become smaller and was pliable enough to set in lotus position. This was astounding considering the long period of transportation.
  • There were very few mistakes, interruptions or problems during the funeral process. In fact the ceremonies all went almost perfectly well.
  • When the smoke from his funerary stupa arose, it drifted to the West and slightly to the North, considered an indication where Geshe-la would take his next incarnation.
  • When the “fire house” inside the funerary stupa was opened, Geshe-la left a very rare and extraordinary relic. Among the ashes was a formation known as the “eye, tongue and heart” which is associated with the body, speech and the mind. This is considered to be a sign of his very high spiritual attainments.
  • Upon examination of the sand mandala under the “fire house” the ritual master discerned a small footprint formation leading to the Northwest. This was interpreted to mean that Geshe-la would take rebirth soon, and in a Northwest direction from Gaden Monastery in India, where the cremation took place.
  • Several days later, His Holiness Kyabje Lati Rinpoche mentioned, in a humorous manner, that Geshe-la would be reborn in the United States.

Geshe-la’s contribution to the spread of the Buddhadharma amongst the Tibetan communities who fled into India, and in the West is remarkable. His vision and devotion transcended time and cultural boundaries, and his life and work continues to inspire students with the unique Buddhist legacy the he brought from Tibet.

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More Precious Footage of
His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche

A master of sutra and tantra, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche performed countless holy deeds and gave thousands of Dharma teachings during his lifetime, some of which were filmed for the benefit of sentient beings in the future. Thanks to those recordings, we are able to present you with some very precious footage of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s activities. Be blessed as you listen to the holy voice of the Buddha that is Zong Rinpoche.

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Venerable Lama Yeshe’s Cremation

This video shows the integral role that His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche played in the funeral of his close student, Venerable Lama Yeshe. A highly accomplished tantric master and lifelong Dorje Shugden practitioner, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche led and advised Lama Yeshe’s students on the proper funerary and cremation rites befitting a practitioner of Lama Yeshe’s qualities and attainments.

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/LamaYesheCremation.mp4

 

The Basis of the Spiritual Path

In this teaching translated by Venerable Geshe Namgyal Gangchen of Drepung Monastery, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives a teaching on the nature of cyclic existence, the first of the Four Noble Truths as taught by Buddha Shakyamuni, as well as the six realms of suffering.

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https://video.tsemtulku.com/videos/BasisSpiritualPath.mp4

 

The Principles of the Spiritual Path (Part 1 of 2)

In this teaching translated by Venerable Geshe Namgyal Gangchen of Drepung Monastery, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives a clear explanation on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path: renunciation, bodhicitta and the right view of emptiness.

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The Principles of the Spiritual Path (Part 2 of 2)

In this teaching translated by Venerable Geshe Namgyal Gangchen of Drepung Monastery, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives a clear explanation on the Three Principal Aspects of the Path: renunciation, bodhicitta and the right view of emptiness.

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Melodies of the Ensa Ear-Whispered Chod Lineage

At the request of Venerable Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen in 1983 at Thubten Dhargye Ling in Los Angeles, USA, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche recited and taught the Ensa Ear-Whispered Chod practice from memory. These melodies are chanted according to prayers known as: Cutting through Self-grasping; Dedicating the Illusory Body as Ganachakra; and the Ganachakra Offering according to Chod practice. Zong Rinpoche chose to present the melodies of certain verses of these prayers and remarked that there may come a time when Chod melodies are taught according to this recording.

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Tsem Rinpoche and Zong Rinpoche

I was 18 years old when this was taken back in 1983 in Los Angeles, California. Here I am in this photo with my most precious root guru, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He has profoundly changed my life for the better forever. Not a day goes by I don’t think about him, love him, miss him and yearn for his presence and teachings.

I meditate on him in my heart every single day. He was everything that a high Tibetan lama is said to be and more. From the moment I heard his name before meeting him from a friend who had met him already, faith instantly arose in me. Instantly faith arose in me. I did 100 prostrations to his picture everyday until I met him. I wanted to make a spiritual karmic connection with him so that when I met him, I can receive many teachings and that is why I made the prostrations.

No other spiritual teacher although all of them were great has this sort of meteoric impact on me. It’s unexplainable. 30 plus years down the line, my faith, respect and trust in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is unshakable. I will always follow and practice what he has taught me and given me. I will never abandon my teacher or any practice he has given me no matter what obstacles come my way.

No matter if my life is threatened, or I am disliked or segregated for following his instructions, I will never abandon any of his teachings. No other teacher will ever have me change my practice I have received from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. May I meet Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in all my future lives too and come under his care. I forever bow to him and place the crown of my unworthy head to his feet. I will follow, meditate, trust and believe in my guru always.

Humbly,
Tsem Rinpoche

 
这是我与我的至宝根本上师,至尊嘉杰宋仁波切于1983年在加利福尼亚洛杉矶拍下的合照。当年我18岁。他深刻地改变了我的生命,永恒地使我的生命变得更美好。没有那么一天,我不想起他,不珍爱他,不思念他,或是不切盼他的出现与教诲。

每一天,我都在心中忆念嘉杰宋仁波切。他拥有人们眼中一个西藏高僧该具备的一切条件,甚至拥有更多。我从一个曾拜见嘉杰宋仁波切的朋友口中听见宋仁波切的殊胜名字,自那一刻起,我虽未见过仁波切一面,但信心即刻油然而生。在见到仁波切之前的每一天,我都向着他的法照顶礼一百遍,我想跟他结下法缘,那么等到见到他的时候,我能接受到大量的教诲。这是我每日顶礼的原因。

其他所有上师固然殊胜,但没有一个像嘉杰宋仁波切那样对我造成犹如陨星撞击般的影响。这种感受无从解释。我对嘉杰宋仁波切的信心、敬重和信任,三十余载从未动摇。他教过我的,给过我的,我都会一直跟从并且实修。

我永远不会背弃我的上师,或是背弃他赐予我的任何修行,不管我眼前出现什么阻难。即使我因为遵从他的指示而面对生命威胁,或遭受厌弃或排挤,我仍然不会背弃他的任何一个教诲。没有任何一位上师能够动摇嘉杰宋仁波切赐予我的修行。祈愿我生生世世都能遇见嘉杰宋仁波切并得到他的引导。我永世顶礼于嘉杰宋仁波切足下。我将永远遵从上师的教诲,忆念他,信任他,相信他。

谦卑的詹杜固仁波切

 

སྤྱི་ལོ་༡༩༨༣ ལོར་ལོས་ཨེན་ཇེ་ལེ་ས་ཀལ་ལི་ཕོ་ནི་ཡ་(Los Angeles, California.) ནང་ང་ལོ་ ༡༨ ཡིན་པའི་སྐབས་ཀྱི་འདྲ་པར་རེད། འདྲ་པར་འདི་ནང་ང་དང་བདག་གི་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་ལྷན་དུ་ཡོད། སྐུ་ཉིད་ཀྱི་གཏིང་ཚུགས་པའི་སྒོ་ནས་བདག་གི་མི་ཚེ་གཏན་དུ་བསྒྱུར་བར་འཕྲིན་ལས་བརྩོལ་ཡོད་པས། བདག་གིས་སོ་སོའི་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མར་དགའ་བ་མ་སྒོམ་པ་དང་། མི་དྲན་པ། ཁོང་གི་སྐོར་མ་བསམ་པ། ཁོང་གི་མདུན་ནས་སློབ་ཁྲིད་སོགས་ཞུ་འདོད་མེད་པ་ཉིན་གཅིག་ཀྱང་མེད།

ཉིན་ལྟར་བདག་གིས་ཁོང་ཡིད་ལ་སྒོམ་གྱི་ཡོད། ཁོང་ནི་བོད་པའི་བླ་མ་མཁས་པ་ཞིག་ལ་ཚང་དགོས་པའི་ཡོན་ཏན་བླ་ན་མེད་པ་དང་ལྡན། བདག་གིས་ཁོང་མ་མཇལ་གོང་དུ་བདག་གི་གྲོགས་པོས་ཁོང་མཇལ་ཡོད་པས་ངའི་གྲོགས་པོའི་རྒྱུད་ནས་ཁོང་གི་མཚན་ཐོས་པ་ད་སྐབས་བདག་གི་སེམས་ནང་ལམ་སང་དད་པ་སྐྱེས། ཁོང་མ་མཇལ་བར་བདག་གིས་ཁོང་གི་སྐུ་པར་ལ་ཉིན་ལྟར་ཕྱག་ཚར་༡༠༠ འཚལ་གྱི་ཡོད། གང་ཡིན་ཟེར་ན། ཁོང་དང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་འབྲེལ་བ་ཡོང་བ་དང་ཁོང་མཇལ་ནས་ཆོས་མང་པོ་ཞུས་ཐུབ་པའི་ཕྱིར་ངས་ཕྱག་འཚལ་དགོས་དོན་དེ་འདྲ་ཡིན།

བདག་གི་དགེ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན་རྣམས་ཁྱད་པར་དུ་འཕགས་པ་ཡིན་ཡང་བདག་ལ་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་ནི་ཤིན་ཏུ་བཀའ་དྲིན་ཆེ། འདི་གསལ་བཤད་བྱེད་མི་ཐུབ། ལོ་ ༣༠ རྗེས་ལའང་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་ངས་དད་པ། རྩི་བཀུར། ཡིད་ཆེས་སོགས་གཡོ་བ་མེད་པ་རེད། ཁོང་གི་གནང་པའི་མཉམ་ལེན་དང་སྦྱོང་བརྡར་སོགས་བདག་གིས་དུས་རྟག་ཏུ་ཉམས་ལེན་བགྱིད། བདག་གི་ཆོས་ཉིད་ཀྱི་ལམ་དུ་བར་ཆད་ཆེ་ཆུང་གང་འདྲ་འཕྲད་ཀྱང་བདག་གི་དགེ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན་ཀྱིས་གནང་པའི་མཉམ་ལེན་དེ་དག་དུས་ནམ་ཡང་འདོར་གྱི་མིན།

བདག་གི་མི་ཚེར་ཉེན་ཚབས་བཟོ་ནའང་། བདག་ལ་མ་དགའ་བ་བྱེད་ནའང་། ཡང་ན་བདག་གི་བླ་མའི་བཀའ་སྒྲུབ་པའི་ཕྱིར་བདག་དང་འབྲེལ་ཐག་གཅོད་ནའང་ཁྱད་མེད་བཞིན་བདག་གིས་བླ་མའི་བཀའ་དུས་ནམ་ཡང་མི་འདོར། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་སྐུ་མདུན་ནས་ཐོབ་པའི་མཉམ་ལེན་དང་བདག་གི་དད་པ་དམ་ཚིག་བླ་མ་གཞན་སུའང་ཞིག་གིས་འགྱུར་མི་ཐུབ། བདག་གི་ཚེ་ཕྱི་མར་ཡང་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཇལ་བ་དང་ཁོང་སྐུ་མདུན་ནས་བྱམས་སྙིང་རྗེ་ཐོབ་པའི་རེ་སྨོན་ཡོད། ཁོང་གི་ཞབས་ཀྱི་པད་མོར་ཐུག་ཏེ་དུས་རྟག་ཏུ་གུས་ཕྱག་འཚལ། བདག་གིས་སོ་སོའི་བླ་མ་རྗེས་སུ་བཟུང་ཞིང་། ཡིད་ལ་སྒོམ་ཞིང་། རྒྱུན་དུ་དད་པ་དང་ཡིད་ཆེས་བགྱིད།

གུས་པས་ཚེམས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་ནས།།

 


 

Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

Tsem Rinpoche

Mo of Gyalchen Dorje Shugden (Click on the image to download the PDF)

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  1. Joy Kam on Dec 14, 2018 at 4:23 am

    1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18-year-old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/me

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  2. Valentina Suhendra on Dec 9, 2018 at 10:12 pm

    Mantras are sacred verbalized words that invoke the protection and blessings of the deity to whom the mantra is ascribed. Mantras are also the manifestations of Buddhas in the form of ‘sounds’, hence the various mantras of Dorje Shugden contain the essence of the Protector.

    Dorje Shugden’s main mantra 多杰雄登主要咒语
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for peace 平和咒语
    For gaining attainments through the energy of Peaceful Shugden, peace of environment and mind, harmony in one’s abode and dwelling area, and calming of disasters
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHANTI SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for health 福寿安康咒语
    For long life, increasing life, healing of disease and protection from diseases
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA AYU SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for increase 增长咒语
    For gaining great merits and increase of all necessary needs, both material and spiritual
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA PUNYE SIDDHI HUNG

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra for control 控制咒语
    Of worldly deities, negative people and nagas and for influencing friends towards the positive
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA WASHAM KURU HO

    Dorje Shugden’s mantra to grant protection 庇护咒语
    Visualize that you are in the Protector’s mandala, fully protected from outside interferences. Recite when in danger or for dangerous situations, for protection while travelling or when residing in dangerous/hostile places
    OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG

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  3. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 27, 2018 at 5:19 am

    Dear friends,

    Tibet has produced many powerful meditations, rituals and guidelines to help us gain spiritual protection, gain wisdom and higher states of consciousness. In general Tibet has produced many powerful methods for the growth of our spiritual evolution. Dorje Shugden is an angel, a saint, a powerful spiritual protector-warrior who originated 350 years ago when a highly awakened Tibetan Lama fulfilled his vows to become a special being to grant protection, wisdom, material needs, safety when travelling (normal and astral travel) and spiritual awakening. Both the Great 5th Dalai Lama and the current His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed short yet effective prayers to invoke upon the power and blessings of this special saint and protector. One can recite either one of the prayers that you feel suits you, anytime or even daily. When you feel a special need for help, you can recite either prayer anytime. When you are feeling down, afraid or just need a blessing, you can recite them. After reciting either invocation, it is good to chant the mantra of Dorje Shugden: Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha.

    You do not have to be a Buddhist or practitioner of any religion to invoke upon the blessings and protection of this special enlightened and awakened angel Dorje Shugden. He helps all without discrimination or bias as he is filled with compassion and love. Divinity has no boundaries, they help all who call upon them.

    Enclosed are the prayers in English, Chinese and Tibetan.

    May you be safe, protected and blessed.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    More on the Great 5th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2w7KHv6

    More on H.H. the 14th Dalai Lama and Dorje Shugden – https://bit.ly/2QdaL4n

    Chapel (Trode Khangsar) built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Lhasa – https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

    亲爱的朋友们,

    西藏产生了许多有助于我们得到精神庇佑、取得智慧和更高层次之觉悟的强大禅修法、仪式和教诲。总括来说,西藏产生了许多有助于我们在修行上取得提升的强有力方法。多杰雄登是一个天使,一位圣人和一名护法战士。他的崛起始于350年前,当一位高度觉悟的西藏高僧履行本身的承诺,化身为特别的护法,赐予我们守护、智慧、物质需要、出入平安(平日外游和神游时)和灵修上的觉醒。任何人都可以随时随地在任何时候念诵适合自己的祈愿文。当你需要特别的帮助时,你可以随时念诵任何一篇祈愿文。当你感到沮丧、恐惧或仅是需要加持时,你也可以持诵这些祈愿文。在念诵任何祈请文后,你应该接着念诵多杰雄登的心咒:嗡 班杂 维格 毗札那 娑哈 Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha。

    要祈请多杰雄登这位特殊、觉悟和觉醒的天使赐予加持和庇佑,你无需是佛教徒或任何宗教的修行者。他总是没有分别或偏见,充满慈悲和慈爱地帮助一切众生。神圣是没有界限的,圣者会帮助有求于他的任何人。

    以下附上英文、中文和藏文的祈愿文。

    愿你平安,常受庇护和加持。

    尊贵的詹杜固仁波切

    更多关于第五世达赖尊者和多杰雄登护法的内容 — https://bit.ly/2zsC3tG

    更多关于第十四世达赖尊者和多杰雄登护法的内容 — https://bit.ly/2r4aaDN

    第五世达赖尊者为多杰雄登护法在拉萨建造的护法殿(布旦康萨)— https://bit.ly/2zBTd8M

  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 10:44 am

    Divination (‘mo’) Text by Dorje Shugden

    This is an important divination (‘mo’) text composed by Dorje Shugden himself. Dorje Shugden took trance of the Choyang Dulzin oracle lama, the senior oracle of Gaden Shartse Monastery, and instantly on the spot composed this text within two hours.

    The divination text contains information on how to use dice to do divination for the future and is known to be highly accurate. When practitioners use this text, they will be in direct contact with Dorje Shugden to get answers to questions about the future. It is for those who have good samaya with Dorje Shugden and are free of the eight worldly dharmas to be of benefit to others in divining the future.

    Tsem Rinpoche

    DS-MO-choyang.pdf

  5. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 22, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Please ‘enjoy’ these beautiful images of His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Ling Rinpoche, the precious tutors of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. These masters shared a very special, close relationship; it was well-known that when in Trijang Rinpoche’s company, Ling Rinpoche was often seen to be laughing. After Trijang Rinpoche’s passing, Ling Rinpoche remarked many times how much he missed Trijang Rinpoche due to the unique and close relationship that they shared.

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  6. Pastor Elena Khong Jean Ai on Nov 22, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Please ‘enjoy’ these beautiful images of His Holiness Trijang Rinpoche and His Holiness Ling Rinpoche, the precious tutors of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama. These masters shared a very special, close relationship; it was well-known that when in Trijang Rinpoche’s company, Ling Rinpoche was often seen to be laughing. After Trijang Rinpoche’s passing, Ling Rinpoche remarked many times how much he missed Trijang Rinpoche due to the unique and close relationship that they shared.

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  7. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 20, 2018 at 2:20 pm

    The Library of Tibetan Works & Archives is in Dharamsala, which is broken into two parts. Upper Dharamsala is where the Dalai Lama’s palace is located with his audience room and main prayer hall. It is also the location of the Dialectics School, Gaden Shartse’s guesthouse, restaurants, tourist hotels & main tourist areas.

    A short ride down takes you to the lower part of Dharamsala where the Tibetan government is located. It is the location of the Tibetan Parliament in Exile, Nechung monastery, the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, the Tibetan arts centre…it’s all in one area. And the reason why it’s split into upper and lower Dharamsala is because the area is mountainous.

    The Library of Tibetan Works and Archives was established by the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government to preserve all the ancient texts – both secular and spiritual – of Tibet and in the process, translate them into various languages like English. This book, Overview of Buddhist Tantra, by Panchen Sonam Drakpa was one of the books translated into English. What’s very interesting is that the book very clearly says that Panchen Sonam Drakpa’s previous life is Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, one of the five main disciples of Lama Tsongkhapa. It also says that after that, he was Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen.

    So the book is basically saying that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, Panchen Sonam Drakpa and Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen – the three Drakpas – are of the same mindstream.

    Now that’s very peculiar because if Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen’s previous life is Panchen Sonam Drakpa, the renowned composer of 45 volumes of Dharma texts, the abbot of three monasteries AND the 15th Gaden Tripa, the holder of Lama Tsongkhapa’s throne…if that’s the case, how can Panchen Sonam Drakpa take rebirth as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and become an evil spirit and have a negative mind?

    Prior to Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, he was Panchen Sonam Drakpa and before that, he was Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, a heart disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa. How can a heart disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa reincarnate as the erudite master Panchen Sonam Drakpa, and then die and reincarnate as Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen…and then Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, due to a bad and negative prayer, become the evil spirit Dorje Shugden? How is that possible? Logically, it’s not.

    What’s incredible is that all of this was printed by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives under the Dalai Lama’s guidance. They contradict themselves because on one hand, the Tibetan leaders say Dorje Shugden is an evil spirit. On the other hand they’re printing a book saying that Panchen Sonam Drakpa, whose later incarnation became Dorje Shugden, is of this illustrious mindstream.

    So how can the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives, which is under the auspices of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and the Tibetan government, print the translation of a book composed by the previous incarnation of a so-called evil spirit? How can they then say in the book that Panchen Sonam Drakpa’s previous life is Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, and his next life was Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen?

    Prior to the Dorje Shugden ban and controversy, everyone in Tibet knew that Dorje Shugden is Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen, that Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen is Panchen Sonam Drakpa, and that Panchen Sonam Drakpa is Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. The three Drakpas, they are one mindstream emanating again and again to benefit other beings.

    And as we all know, Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen became Dorje Shugden so it totally doesn’t make sense to call him an evil spirit, then highlight all of his previous lives as erudite masters, and publish all of this information under their own library. So you can see the contradictions. You can read all of this for yourself in Overview of Buddhist Tantra, which was printed by the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives.

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    OVERVIEW OF BUDDHIST TANTRA

    GENERAL PRESENTATION OF THE CLASSES OF TANTRA,
    CAPTIVATING THE MINDS OF THE FORTUNATE ONES

    rgyud sde spyi’i rnam par bzhag pa
    skal bzang gi yid ‘phrog ces bya ba bzhugs so

    BY
    PANCHEN SONAM DRAGPA
    (Pan-chen bSod-nams grags-pa, 1478-1554)

    O Choje Sonam Dragpa Pel! (Chos-rje bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal!)
    In the vast expanse of Your bodhi-mind,
    The mind that the Buddhas have lauded for as many as
    one hundred times,
    You have developed “merit” shining like the sun.
    Through Your skill in learning, debate and writing,
    As illuminating as one hundred thousand sun rays,
    You have developed in You a complete knowledge of
    the entire sutras and tantras,
    Resembling a garden of flowers in full bloom.
    The power of Your speech is like the sun;
    The fame of your name has reached the three realms of
    this world.
    O Sonam Dragpa, the teacher of teachers!
    I bow down at your feet.

    In the vast garden of Your great teachings,
    The intelligent young people gather for
    The ‘six ultimates’ and the ‘four modes of transmission,’
    Just as they are attracted to
    The one hundred thousand types of nectar
    Dripping from a flower of one hundred petals.
    May I be able to experience
    The taste of the secret tantra!

    Panchen Choje Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen Chos-rje bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal), the holder of sutra and Vajrayana teachings, was a master whose outstanding learning and spiritual accomplishments are well known by all the learned ones in Tibet. His first incarnation came in the form of one of the five prestigious disciples of Lord Tsongkhapa (Tsong-kha-pa) and became known as Vinaya Holder (Dulzin) Dragpa Gyaltsen (Gragspa rgyal-mtshan). Then came Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal), the author of the present text. The next was Nagri Tulku Dragpa Gyaltsen (mNga’-ris sPrul-sku Grags-pa rgyal-mtshan). In this way, a line of his incarnations, each with the Dragpa (gragspa) surname, followed successively.

    Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal) was born in the 14th century in Tsetang (rTsed-thang) in the Lhoka (Lho-kha) region of Central Tibet. He entered the great seat of learning, Sera Thekchenling (Se-ra theg-chen-gling) monastic university, where he became the personal disciple of spiritual master Donyo Dangden (Dhon-yod dang-ldan) and His Holiness the Second Dalai Lama Gedun Gyatso (dGe-‘dun rgya-mtsho). Under them, he studied the entire teachings of sutra, tantra and their commentaries, and became known for his outstanding learning. He also received from them the empowerments, reading transmissions, guides and instructions of the entire body of spiritual training. On becoming the fully blessed one, the Dalai Lama appointed him the abbot of the Loseling (Blo-gsalgling) college, one of the four colleges of Drepung (‘Bras-dpung)- the most prestigious monastic university in Tibet before 1959, with over 10,000 monks on its register. He continued to be the abbot of this college for the next six years; and after him the tenure for each of his successors in this position was fixed for a period of six years, a rule that is followed even today.

    He was then appointed the head of the Gelugpa (dGe-lugs-pa) order, the throne holder of Gaden (dGa’-ldan), thus becoming the 15th regent of Lord Tsongkhapa (Tsong-khapa), the second Buddha. In his eulogy to him, Khedrub Gelek Pelsang (mKhas-grub dGe-legs dpal- bzang) says:

    O Lama, the second successor of the Unsubduable One,
    The regent of the Lord of Dharma,
    You are the one who made the virtuous qualities thrive;
    You are the one who ascended to the golden throne uplifted
    by the fearless lions.
    May Your success thrive forever!

    He continued to be the throne holder for the next seven years, during which time he promoted the spread of Lord Tsongkhapa’s (Tsong-kha-pa) precious teachings, the Gelug (dGe-lugs) tradition, across the land in all directions. He also paid special attention to the practice of monastic rules and the learning and meditation of Buddhism in the monasteries such as Sera (Se-ra), Drepung (‘Bras-spungs), Kyomolung (sKyo-mo-lung), Phagmo Chode (Phag-mo chos-sde), Nyeding (Nye-sdings), Ödna (’Od-sna) and Chöde Rinchen (Chos-sde rin-chen) etc. and improved them to a great extent. He taught the Third Dalai Lama Sonam Gyatso (bSod-nams rGya-mtsho) as the latter’s spiritual master. It was from him that the Dalai Lama received the name Sonam (bSod-nams).

    His contributions in the literary field are enormous; and, indeed, they are the most valuable of all his contributions. Tsongkhapa (Tsong-kha-pa) has rightly said:

    Of all one’s deeds,
    The ‘deeds of speech’ are the most valuable.

    Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal) was a person with an extraordinary talent for teaching, debate and writing. In his colophon to Bu mey chi don zab don sel wey dron mey (dBu ma’i spyi don zab don gsal ba’i sgron me), he wrote:

    In the field of teaching, I am [next to none!] Knowing that
    I would outdo them in this field, Arya Asanga and his
    brother transmigrated into another realm.

    In the field of debate, I am [next to none!] Knowing that
    I would find out the areas they had contradicted and
    that I would examine them and put forth my arguments,
    the logician Dignaga (Digh-naga) and Dharmakirti tactfully
    bypassed me.

    In the field of writing, I am [next to none!] [In my eyes,]
    Arya-sura was just good at spreading the works, which
    are like ‘disputes~ between an insect and a field.’

    I am the learned man. Peerless in the field of teaching,
    debate and writing!

    For some this passage might sound utterly nonsensical, but the most learned master of our age, the talented teacher, logician and writer, the late tutor to His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Yongdzin Trijang Dorjechang (Yongs-‘dzin Khri-byang rDorje-‘Chang), said: “Now, some people of our time, who consider themselves learned scholars, think that this is utter nonsense; but they are wrong.”

    Panchen Sonam Dragpa Pel (Panchen bSod-nams grags-pa-dpal) wrote over 45 volumes of books dealing with many different subjects, such as the commentaries on the sutras and tantras, the saddhana manuals of the tutelary deities, history, religious history and so forth. Among these, one that is very important for all who wish to learn and meditate on the path-of the practical aspect of Buddhism in general and that of Vajrayana in particular is the Leg shey gyu de chi nam par shagpa kelsang gi yi trod (Legs bshad rgyud sde spyi’i rnam par bzhag pa skal bzang gi yid ‘phrod). In this book, he has explained precisely how the four tantras differ from one another. He has also fully described the stages of the two spontaneous path practices of the Vajrayana tradition, dealing with the ‘six ultimates’ and the ‘four modes of transmission’, thus interpreting without mistake the intention of Adhi-Buddha Vajradhara.

    May the reprint of this text, which the Library of Tibetan Works and Archives is publishing herewith, bring peace and happiness in this world!

    Prof. Nawang Jinpa
    St. Joseph’s College
    Darjeeling
    January 24, 1996

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  8. abby foo on Nov 7, 2018 at 8:04 am

    There is a very very deep faith H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has for Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. What Tsem Rinpoche told us about how he got the Dorje Shugden’s initiation(sogtae) shows us there was this pure spirituality before the Dorje Shugden ban implemented by the Dalai Lama’s government.

    A high lama, attained Tibetan lama, a high lama that used to be the Gaden Monastery’s abbot prior to 1959 like Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, also a master of debate, even the 13th Dalai Lama was impressed with his debate skill, how could this high lama be wronged about Dorje Shugden practice? How can this compassionate high lama teach the students something that will harm them and others?

    What the Dalai Lama’s government said and saying about Dorje Shugden are pure lies.

  9. JOY KAM on Oct 31, 2018 at 10:13 am

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    A poem inspired by seeing a picture of my teacher, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche…

    In the sport of correct views,
    all that is correct is just a view,
    without permanence or substance.
    As long as we hold onto views,
    our sufferings are gathered 
    to be experienced without end.

    Without the strong methods of emptiness
    and compassion, bereft of merit,
    we sink deeper without respite.
    To arise from this samsara is but
    a dreamscape on the deluded mind.
    Therefore seek the guru, who confers the yidam,
    hold your vows and fixate on liberation 
    free of new creations. Free of new experiences as 
    there are none. 

    ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    Composed in Tsem Ladrang, Kuala Lumpur on July 7, 2014

  10. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 2:23 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  11. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 20, 2018 at 4:30 am

    Be blessed with these rare videos featuring explanation and advice about Dorje Shugden practice by His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in his own voice. The teaching was requested by Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the earliest masters who taught Tibetan Buddhism in the West.

    Video 1: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche Explains Dorje Shugden Initiation and Benefits (With English Subtitles)

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet. At the request of Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Tibetan Buddhism in America, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gives clear explanation and advice about the life-entrustment initiation of Dorje Shugden and how to go about the practice and get the maximum benefits in this video.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dzFMvlxAqtc&feature=youtu.be

    Video 2: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche speaks on the History and Lineage of Dorje Shugden (With English Subtitles)

    In this video, an erudite scholar, ritual master and practitioner of the highest degree from Tibet, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche talks about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden and how the practice arose, with examples of Dorje Shugden’s previous lives that reveal his powerful spiritual attainments and contributions. This very rare teaching was given at the request of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s student, Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, one of the pioneers who taught Buddhism in the West to many disciples since the 1970s.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sIzKSJgK618&feature=youtu.be

    For more information: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kyabje-zong-rinpoches-advice-on-dorje-shugdens-practice.html

  12. wong yen pin on Sep 14, 2018 at 12:26 am

    感谢上师与我们分亨尊贵嘉杰宋仁波切,

    仁波切对上师的依止心和信念非常的强,可以付出一切都听从上师的指示,这样师徒关系非常密切。让人好感动。

    就算尊贵嘉杰宋仁波切已经圆寂,仁波切也也没有放弃修行,还是非常坚持的修行。

    我记得我在上师仁波切的佛法开始仁波切有说过,就算这些这个佛堂剩下一个人在听仁波切讲佛法,他也会坚持下去,值得我死为止,仁波切说要听从他上师的指示,仁波切对上师的敬重,信任和坚持从未动摇,确实让人非常感动。在现在的世界里还有谁会有这样的敬重,信任和坚持,不放弃对上师的承诺坚持走下去………。

    谢谢
    YenPin

  13. Yap Yoke Chim on Sep 13, 2018 at 4:17 pm

    感谢上师与我们分亨至尊嘉杰宋仁波切的實錄紀錄片,让我们也能亲自听到与得到加持也分亨到上师的喜悦。随喜啊!
    从文章中可以真切的感受到詹杜固仁波切对上师的依止与憶念心❤是何等的純净与真心·就如古人所說般 的 [一日为师,終身为父] 的敬重·
    上师以身作则成为我们身为弟子的 榜样 ·我们也会对上师敬重如山,·-如同上师对至尊宋仁波切一般。也因为遇見了上师,我的人生才有了改變。

  14. Pastor Antoinette Kass on Sep 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    How precious to have the sacred advice from one’s teacher. H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche shows perfect Guru Devotion and never gave up his practice no matter what happened.

    I rejoice that we are able to read about H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and even hear his voice and videos and see the precious pictures. How fortunate to have a perfect Guru who teaches us Kindly, in skilful ways.

    May many benefit from this blog which is filled with precious teachings and many interesting articles for all of us to learn and grow.

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  15. Pastor Shin Tan on Aug 11, 2018 at 11:56 pm

    His Holiness the 10th Panchen Lama

    Tibetans commonly refer to His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama and His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama as the “sun and moon” of Tibetan Buddhism. They are the center of Tibetan Buddhist civilization, which draws to its sphere of influence millions of non-Tibetan practitioners. The Panchen Lama’s incarnation line began with the 16th abbot of Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen (1570 – 1662). He was bestowed the title of Panchen Lama by His Holiness the 5th Dalai Lama after being declared as an emanation of Amitabha.

    After being given the title, his three previous incarnations were posthumously also bestowed the title, making Lobsang Chokyi Gyeltsen the 4th Panchen Lama. He became a teacher to many Tibetans, Bhutanese and Mongolian religious figures, including His Holiness the 4th and 5th Dalai Lamas, and the 1st Jetsun Dampa of Mongolia. A prolific author, Chokyi Gyeltsen is credited with over a hundred compositions, including a number of commentaries and ritual texts that remain central in the Gelukpa tradition today. Along with his role as a teacher of the Dharma, the Panchen Lamas are usually responsible for the recognition of the rebirths of the Dalai Lamas, and vice versa.

    The 10th Panchen Lama, Lobsang Trinley Lhundrub Chokyi Gyeltsen (19 February 1938 – 28 January 1989) continued both the spiritual and political roles of his predecessors. His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama, his contemporary, was even heard to say and echo the Panchen Lama’s own words that the Dalai Lama would safeguard Tibet from the outside while the Panchen Lama would safeguard Tibet from the inside, as he never left Tibet after the political troubles of 1959. He was truly loved by the Tibetans, all the way until his passing. When he taught, thousands of people would attend, not only from his own Gelug lineage, but masters and practitioners from all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism.

    At his sprawling monastery of Tashi Lhunpo, he has a special chapel specifically dedicated to Dorje Shugden, where prayers and rituals are performed on a daily basis. In his great omniscience the Panchen Lama held Dorje Shugden as the principal Dharma protector of the monastery. He also personally propitiated Dorje Shugden among other Dharma protectors, and even wrote extensive prayers and rituals to Dorje Shugden. These rituals and prayers are contained within his ‘sung bum’ or collected works, which are provided here. As such a great lama, with an erudite and clear understanding of the Buddhist scriptures, a teacher to millions in both Tibet and China, from an established incarnation line and an emanation of the Buddha Amitabha, he could not be mistaken about his practice of Dorje Shugden.

    His Holiness 10th Panchen Lama is known for his composition of commentaries and practice texts that are still in use by contemporary Buddhist practitioners both in Tibet and across the world. One of these is a powerful ritual composition propitiating the compassionate Dorje Shugden.

    Upon the request by Acharya Lobsang Jangchub to compose a shorter version of the prayer (sadhana) for the exhortation of activities of Dorje Shugden, Panchen Lama immediately composed an abbreviate form of Dorje Shugden’s Kangsol. This text is entitled “Manjunatha’s (Tsongkapa) Lineage protector Dorje Shugden and five forms wrathful propitiations and confessional prayers and fulfilment of activities rites” or “Melodious sound of Accomplishment of the Four Activities” for short. Once the prayers were completed, he had signs and strong feelings that Dorje Shugden has been working hard to protect the Buddhadharma in general and the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa specifically.

    Mirroring the abilities of one of his earlier incarnations, Khedrub Je, a disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa and master of both sutra and tantra, the Panchen Lama used his compositional skill and poetic prowess to create a masterful sadhana. Worthy of note is a praise in which the first letter of each verse is a Tibetan vowel. Such compositions are rarely seen, and have historically only been used when propitiating senior Dharma protectors such as Palden Lhamo and Kalarupa.

    The Panchen Lama also stated that while composing the Dorje Shugden sadhana (prayers) he was filled with a sense of happiness and bliss. He ends the composition with not only his official title but his ordination name, Tenzin Trinley Jigme Choje Wangchuk, endorsing the validity of his work. He composed the sadhana in his own Tashi Lhunpo monastery while in the Hall of Clear Light and Bliss.

    See the Panchen Lama’s writings and download: https://bit.ly/2KIfeXb

  16. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 9:31 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 assistants of his mandala.

    Dorje Shugden is a powerful protector deity who is also an emanation of Manjushri, a wisdom bestowing Buddha. Therefore, he has great ability to help us to progress further on the spiritual path. He does this by helping us to overcome obstacles and problems for the modern individual.

    Due to his enlightened nature, Dorje Shugden is able to manifest 32 deities and within the same abode resides Setrap and Kache Marpo:-

    1. 5 Dorje Shugden families or emanations. They consists of the following:-

    – Dulzin Dorje Shugden, which performs activities to eliminate inner and outer obstacles.
    – Shize, which performs activities to pacify all illnesses and disease.
    – Gyenze, which performs activities to increase all desirable material and spiritual wealth.
    – Wangze, which performs activities to control difficult people and circumstances.
    – Trakze, which performs activities to wrathfully eliminate all insurmountable obstacles and life-threatening situations.

    2. 9 Mothers. They represent protection of the five senses and developing control of the four elements. These are all attributes that signify their ability to assist tantric practitioners with their higher meditations.

    3. 8 Guiding Monks. They represent the Eight Great Bodhisattvas (Avalokiteshvara, Manjushri, Vajrapani, Samantabhadra, Maitreya, Kshitigarbha, Akashagarbha, Sarva-nivarana-viskambini) and they bring about the growth of the Dharma, through the Sangha, Dharma practitioners and Dharma establishments.

    4. 10 Youthful & Wrathful Attendants. They represent the ten wrathful attendants to avert inner and outer obstacles. They are beings who are from Mongolia, China, Kashmir, India, Bengali, etc.

    5. Setrap. He is a senior Dharma Protector from India and an emanation of Amitabha Buddha. He had enthroned Dorje Shugden as an authentic Dharma Protector. Therefore, he also resides within the same mandala of Dorje Shugden.

    6. Kache Marpo. He is not an emanation of Dorje Shugden but he is still an enlightened Dharma Protector in his own right. He was originally known as Tsiu Marpo of Samye Monastery. However, he has placed himself under the service of Dorje Shugden as his chief minister, performing many activities in order to protect and benefit practitioners. Therefore, he stands guard at the main entrance of Dorje Shugden’s mandala. He often takes trance of qualified mediums to speak.

    7. Namkar Barzin. He is the reincarnation of an old Mongolian monk and when he passed away in Phari area of Tibet, his spirit was placed as a powerful assistant of Dorje Shugden. He guards and protects buildings and great institutions especially those that benefit others. He rides on a mythical Gyaling animal that resembles a goat but with scales.

    These sacred images are available on *Vajrasecrets. They are made of high quality alloy and are one of a kind. They are based on the lineage of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s monastery, Tashilhunpo in Shigatse, Tibet. In fact, the iconography of these statues are based on detailed photographs taken by H. E. Tsem Rinpoche during a trip to Tashilhunpo’s protector chapel. These are based exactly as the 10th Panchen Lama’s personal collection.

    Dorje Shugden mandala: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=131570

    Dorje Shugden’s benefit and practice: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=62422

    Dorje Shugden’s origins: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=106424

    Dorje Shugden chapel in His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche’s Tashilhunpo Monastery in Tibet: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=68698

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  17. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 29, 2018 at 1:05 am

    A poem by Tsem Rinpoche

  18. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 26, 2018 at 5:21 am

    I was walking past a second hand shop on Western Ave selling old things. They had a Japanese-style clay Buddha which was beige in colour on the floor, holding the door open. I thought the shopkeeper would collect a lot of negative karma without knowing if he kept such a holy item on the floor as a doorstop. So I went in to talk to him, but he didn’t look like he wanted to talk or that he even cared. So I asked him the price and he said US$5. I purchased it so he did not collect more negative karma. I was 17 years old and that was in 1982.

    I escorted my new Buddha home and washed it lightly and wiped it. I placed it on my altar and was happy with the Buddha. I would do my meditations, prayers, sadhanas, mantras and prostrations in front of this shrine daily. When I left for India in 1987, I could not bring this Buddha along and gave it to a friend. It was a nice size and I made offerings to this Buddha for many years in Los Angeles. In front of the Buddha I placed His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s photo. I remember I was so relieved that the price was affordable. But US$5 that time was still expensive for me but worth it I thought. But I was happy to have brought the Buddha home. Tsem Rinpoche

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com

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  19. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:15 am

    Sakya tradition’s thangka of Dorje Shugden sitting on a throne within his palace with his four emanations and high Sakya Lamas nearby. Tsem Rinpoche

  20. Joy Kam on Jul 25, 2018 at 2:03 am

    Amazing post!!!!!

    Dear friends, For months we have been working on this BEAUTIFUL and meaningful mural in Kathmandu, Nepal. Please click here to enjoy the many stunning pictures of this mural: https://bit.ly/2LgOj8J

    Tsem Rinpoche

  21. Joy Kam on Jul 21, 2018 at 1:29 pm

    Antique Pelden Lhamo thangka with sacred Dorje Shugden at the bottom right. Can see Tsongkapa and Guru Rinpoche on the top also. Beautiful and holy.

  22. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 17, 2018 at 3:33 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong, Malaysia

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  23. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 10, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Beautiful picture of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. It is amazing I was able to meet him and learn from him. It was such an amazing opportunity. Tsem Rinpoche

  24. Freon on Oct 22, 2017 at 1:47 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Zong Rinpoche have told us that Dorje Shugden not only close to us in spiritual, Dorje Shugden also will help us in worldly activities. By hearing this from Heruka himself. I gain more faith in Dorje Shugden.

    It is true that if we choose what we want in life, thus, we should not easily swayed away by other opinion, in fact, we should have strong faith in Dorje Shugden and practice diligently. People could talk whatever they like, but, is us we need to be firm in our spiritual practices. Spiritual practices is not only influent on this life, it is also influent us in our next life.

    From H.H Zong Rinpoche’s teaching, I have learned that

    – The initiation of Dorje Shugden came from Lama Tsongkhapa. Lama Tsongkhapa gave to Tagphu Dorje Chang in Tushita Heaven.

    – Tagphu Dorje Chang gave the initiation to Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche, then from H.H Pabongka Rinpoche gave to H.H Trijang Rinpoche, from Trijang Rinpoche to H. H Zong Rinpoche, and it is 4th generation.

    Dorje Shugden’s initiation came from authentic source and it came from no other than Lama Tsongkhapa himself. Thus, to say Dorje Shugden is spirit is totally not true.

    It is so blessed to watch how H.H Zong Rinpoche did the rituals. So beautiful! H.H Zong Rinpoche can play Buk and Damaru at the same time while doing chanting.

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching us Dharma

    With folded hand,
    Freon

  25. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 21, 2017 at 7:41 am

    Great message every Tibetan especially must read!

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  26. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 19, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche is very devoted to his root guru, H.H. Zong Rinpoche.

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  27. Pastor Shin on Oct 19, 2017 at 8:13 pm

    Do watch this short video of H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche 🙏

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/chat-videos/chat-1508414004.mp4


  28. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 19, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Lama Yeshe was a very devoted student of His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. Lama Yeshe very much loved and respected Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and was the first lama to invite Kyabje Zong Rinpoche to the west. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche gave vast amount of empowerments, oral transmissions, teachings and sogtae of Dorje Shugden to many of Lama Yeshe’s senior students. Towards the end of Lama Yeshe’s fruitful life, he was in the hospital and physically shutting down. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was giving teachings in Switzerland and was requested to fly in which Kyabje Zong Rinpoche most graciously did. Here in this picture is Kyabje Zong Rinpoche doing special prayers for his student Lama Yeshe. Lama Yeshe was already partially paralyzed, but true to a meditation master, his mind was extremely clear and bright. You can see Lama Yeshe leaning towards Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in deep respect and devotion. Lama Yeshe practiced all the lineages, yidams, protectors such as Dorje Shugden given to him till the end of his life. He never gave up on any of his practices as he has great devotion to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and his other lamas. Lama Yeshe’s samaya with Kyabje Zong Rinpoche was so pure, intact and perfect till the end. A great inspiration.~Tsem Rinpoche

    耶喜喇嘛是至尊嘉杰宋仁波切的忠诚弟子。耶喜喇嘛十分敬爱嘉杰宋仁波切,他是第一位把宋仁波切邀请到西方弘法的上师。嘉杰宋仁波切曾为耶喜喇嘛的许多资深弟子传授灌顶、口传、教诲和多杰雄登托命灌顶。在耶喜喇嘛即将走完丰富人生旅程之际,他躺在医院病床上,身体已经逐渐衰败。当时正在瑞士弘法的嘉杰宋仁波切被邀请前去探望他,宋仁波切欣然答应了。这张照片显示嘉杰宋仁波切正为弟子耶喜喇嘛进行特殊的法会。耶喜喇嘛那时已经处于半瘫痪状态,但作为一位禅修大师,他的心识却极度清醒。在这张照片中,可见耶喜喇嘛以无限的敬意和依止心,把身体倾向宋仁波切。耶喜喇嘛终其一生都修持上师所传授的传承、本尊、护法修持如多杰雄登法门等。他从不放弃任何上师所传授的教法,因为他对嘉杰宋仁波切和其他上师均拥有极大的依止心。耶喜喇嘛由始至终都对嘉杰宋仁波切保持清净、完整和完美的三昧耶。这真是一个启发人心的典范。~詹杜固仁波切

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  29. Valentina Suhendra on Sep 18, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    I was 18 years old when this was taken back in 1983 in Los Angeles, California. Here I am in this photo with my most precious root guru, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. He has profoundly changed my life for the better forever. Not a day goes by I don’t think about him, love him, miss him and yearn for his presence and teachings. I meditate on him in my heart every single day.

    He was everything that a high Tibetan lama is said to be and more. From the moment I heard his name before meeting him from a friend who had met him already, faith instantly arose in me. Instantly faith arose in me. I did 100 prostrations to his picture everyday until I met him. I wanted to make a spiritual karmic connection with him so that when I met him, I can receive many teachings and that is why I made the prostrations. No other spiritual teacher although all of them were great has this sort of meteoric impact on me. It’s unexplainable.

    30 plus years down the line, my faith, respect and trust in Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is unshakable. I will always follow and practice what he has taught me and given me. I will never abandon my teacher or any practice he has given me no matter what obstacles come my way. No matter if my life is threatened, or I am disliked or segregated for following his instructions, I will never abandon any of his teachings. No other teacher will ever have me change my practice I have received from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.

    May I meet Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in all my future lives too and come under his care. I forever bow to him and place the crown of my unworthy head to his feet. I will follow, meditate, trust and believe in my guru always.

    Humbly,
    Tsem Rinpoche

    这是我与我的至宝根本上师,至尊嘉杰宋仁波切于1983年在加利福尼亚洛杉矶拍下的合照。当年我18岁。他深刻地改变了我的生命,永恒地使我的生命变得更美好。没有那么一天,我不想起他,不珍爱他,不思念他,或是不切盼他的出现与教诲。每一天,我都在心中忆念嘉杰宋仁波切。他拥有人们眼中一个西藏高僧该具备的一切条件,甚至拥有更多。我从一个曾拜见嘉杰宋仁波切的朋友口中听见宋仁波切的殊胜名字,自那一刻起,我虽未见过仁波切一面,但信心即刻油然而生。在见到仁波切之前的每一天,我都向着他的法照顶礼一百遍,我想跟他结下法缘,那么等到见到他的时候,我能接受到大量的教诲。这是我每日顶礼的原因。其他所有上师固然殊胜,但没有一个像嘉杰宋仁波切那样对我造成犹如陨星撞击般的影响。这种感受无从解释。我对嘉杰宋仁波切的信心、敬重和信任,三十余载从未动摇。他教过我的,给过我的,我都会一直跟从并且实修。我永远不会背弃我的上师,或是背弃他赐予我的任何修行,不管我眼前出现什么阻难。即使我因为遵从他的指示而面对生命威胁,或遭受厌弃或排挤,我仍然不会背弃他的任何一个教诲。没有任何一位上师能够动摇嘉杰宋仁波切赐予我的修行。祈愿我生生世世都能遇见嘉杰宋仁波切并得到他的引导。我永世顶礼于嘉杰宋仁波切足下。我将永远遵从上师的教诲,忆念他,信任他,相信他。
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    སྤྱི་ལོ་༡༩༨༣ ལོར་ལོས་ཨེན་ཇེ་ལེ་ས་ཀལ་ལི་ཕོ་ནི་ཡ་(Los Angeles, California.) ནང་ང་ལོ་ ༡༨ ཡིན་པའི་སྐབས་ཀྱི་འདྲ་པར་རེད། འདྲ་པར་འདི་ནང་ང་དང་བདག་གི་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མ་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་ལྷན་དུ་ཡོད། སྐུ་ཉིད་ཀྱི་གཏིང་ཚུགས་པའི་སྒོ་ནས་བདག་གི་མི་ཚེ་གཏན་དུ་བསྒྱུར་བར་འཕྲིན་ལས་བརྩོལ་ཡོད་པས། བདག་གིས་སོ་སོའི་རྩ་བའི་བླ་མར་དགའ་བ་མ་སྒོམ་པ་དང་། མི་དྲན་པ། ཁོང་གི་སྐོར་མ་བསམ་པ། ཁོང་གི་མདུན་ནས་སློབ་ཁྲིད་སོགས་ཞུ་འདོད་མེད་པ་ཉིན་གཅིག་ཀྱང་མེད།

    ཉིན་ལྟར་བདག་གིས་ཁོང་ཡིད་ལ་སྒོམ་གྱི་ཡོད། ཁོང་ནི་བོད་པའི་བླ་མ་མཁས་པ་ཞིག་ལ་ཚང་དགོས་པའི་ཡོན་ཏན་བླ་ན་མེད་པ་དང་ལྡན། བདག་གིས་ཁོང་མ་མཇལ་གོང་དུ་བདག་གི་གྲོགས་པོས་ཁོང་མཇལ་ཡོད་པས་ངའི་གྲོགས་པོའི་རྒྱུད་ནས་ཁོང་གི་མཚན་ཐོས་པ་ད་སྐབས་བདག་གི་སེམས་ནང་ལམ་སང་དད་པ་སྐྱེས། ཁོང་མ་མཇལ་བར་བདག་གིས་ཁོང་གི་སྐུ་པར་ལ་ཉིན་ལྟར་ཕྱག་ཚར་༡༠༠ འཚལ་གྱི་ཡོད། གང་ཡིན་ཟེར་ན། ཁོང་དང་ཆོས་ཀྱི་འབྲེལ་བ་ཡོང་བ་དང་ཁོང་མཇལ་ནས་ཆོས་མང་པོ་ཞུས་ཐུབ་པའི་ཕྱིར་ངས་ཕྱག་འཚལ་དགོས་དོན་དེ་འདྲ་ཡིན།

    བདག་གི་དགེ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན་རྣམས་ཁྱད་པར་དུ་འཕགས་པ་ཡིན་ཡང་བདག་ལ་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་འཆང་ནི་ཤིན་ཏུ་བཀའ་དྲིན་ཆེ། འདི་གསལ་བཤད་བྱེད་མི་ཐུབ། ལོ་ ༣༠ རྗེས་ལའང་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་ལ་ངས་དད་པ། རྩི་བཀུར། ཡིད་ཆེས་སོགས་གཡོ་བ་མེད་པ་རེད། ཁོང་གི་གནང་པའི་མཉམ་ལེན་དང་སྦྱོང་བརྡར་སོགས་བདག་གིས་དུས་རྟག་ཏུ་ཉམས་ལེན་བགྱིད། བདག་གི་ཆོས་ཉིད་ཀྱི་ལམ་དུ་བར་ཆད་ཆེ་ཆུང་གང་འདྲ་འཕྲད་ཀྱང་བདག་གི་དགེ་བའི་བཤེས་གཉེན་ཀྱིས་གནང་པའི་མཉམ་ལེན་དེ་དག་དུས་ནམ་ཡང་འདོར་གྱི་མིན།

    བདག་གི་མི་ཚེར་ཉེན་ཚབས་བཟོ་ནའང་། བདག་ལ་མ་དགའ་བ་བྱེད་ནའང་། ཡང་ན་བདག་གི་བླ་མའི་བཀའ་སྒྲུབ་པའི་ཕྱིར་བདག་དང་འབྲེལ་ཐག་གཅོད་ནའང་ཁྱད་མེད་བཞིན་བདག་གིས་བླ་མའི་བཀའ་དུས་ནམ་ཡང་མི་འདོར། ༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་སྐུ་མདུན་ནས་ཐོབ་པའི་མཉམ་ལེན་དང་བདག་གི་དད་པ་དམ་ཚིག་བླ་མ་གཞན་སུའང་ཞིག་གིས་འགྱུར་མི་ཐུབ། བདག་གི་ཚེ་ཕྱི་མར་ཡང་༧སྐྱབས་རྗེ་ཟོང་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཇལ་བ་དང་ཁོང་སྐུ་མདུན་ནས་བྱམས་སྙིང་རྗེ་ཐོབ་པའི་རེ་སྨོན་ཡོད། ཁོང་གི་ཞབས་ཀྱི་པད་མོར་ཐུག་ཏེ་དུས་རྟག་ཏུ་གུས་ཕྱག་འཚལ། བདག་གིས་སོ་སོའི་བླ་མ་རྗེས་སུ་བཟུང་ཞིང་། ཡིད་ལ་སྒོམ་ཞིང་། རྒྱུན་དུ་དད་པ་དང་ཡིད་ཆེས་བགྱིད།

    གུས་པས་ཚེམས་སྤྲུལ་སྐུ་ནས།།

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  30. Anne Ong on Sep 12, 2017 at 10:30 pm

    This is a very good and interesting write up about Zong Rinpoche. I have always and admired him ever since i saw his pictures in Tsem Rinpoche’s biography “The Promise”.
    I feel like there is a strong affinity with Zong Rinpoche. I always love to read about high lamas and erudite masters. It really inspires and motivates me. And feeling very blessed too! 😍. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us on the important advice by a great master like Zong Rinpoche 🙏

  31. Pastor David Lai on May 19, 2017 at 3:57 am

    This is indeed a powerful teaching from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche concerning Dorje Shugden from addressing the allegations of sectarianism down to his previous lives as the great Dulzin Drakpa Gyeltsen and so forth. The way he taught Dorje Shugden is exactly how Tsem Rinpoche teaches Dorje Shugden as well. I know it should be obvious that Rinpoche would teach it the same way as its from the same source.

    Nevertheless, I do find listening to the raspy golden voice of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche just incredible and to be able to hear him talk about Dorje Shugden gives wonderful reassurances that the practice is alright. Its not that we need that reassurance but its good to hear it directly from his lineage lama himself via these recordings especially for new sceptival people.

    But from my own experience, promoting Dorje Shugden is not too hard to new people. Many seem to develop confidence on first sight and they do not know why. On top of that, when they hear the incredible tales of how Dorje Shugden saves lives, changes lives completely and performs these incredible miracles, its hard not to develop faith. All I ever hear is miraculous stories and I have never even heard of an allegation that Dorje Shugden is ineffective or that Dorje Shugden had harmed them. Even the few that comes from anti-Shugden people whose claims are unsubstantiated or without evidence.

  32. Tan Soon Huat on May 6, 2017 at 12:51 pm

    Thank You Rinpoche for sharing such profound teaching about Powerful Protector Dorje Shugden from H.H.Zhong Rinpoche with us. I have fully bowed down to H.E.Tsem Tulku Rinpoche since the day I attended a hall teaching from Him during His birthday on 2011. I could not agree more that one Lame One Center. As a beginner, we should just focus on the teaching and practice that our Lama has passed down to us and practice them sincerely.

    I remembered when Pastor Patsy introduced powerful Dorje Shudgen protector to me for solving my career problem as I had been jobless for nine months. She said I did not know how to help you further other than introducing you another powerful protector, Dorje Shugden, to help to improve your current situation. Now you have two Powerful Protectors, Dorje Shudgen and Lord Setrp, protecting you. I was so touched and my gratitude to Guru and her are beyong the speech at that moment.

    In my mind, I keep my mind simple now. I only received and practiced whather passed down by my Guru regardless what others say about it. Learn as much as possible for the teaching taught by my Guru. Keep the practice passed down by my Guru. Along the way, it has been proven that my decision is right again and again.

    Thank You Guru, Pastors, and all the Kecharians for always care of me and guiding me along the way. Thank You.

  33. Sharon Ong on May 6, 2017 at 12:34 pm

    This is very good advice from Heruka himself and as such, all Shugdenpas should heed it. Some of the points that stood out for me are:-
    1) Once we are given sogtae, we should be fully committed to our practice and lineage.

    2) We should not seek teachings from other lineages as it might dilute the teachings of our lineage or cause confusion among those who are not yet strong in their practice.

    3) No matter what is being said about DS, we should keep the faith and continue practising DS as this was our choice. This practice was given to us by our Lama and our Lama will not give us a harmful practice.

    Thank you, Rinpoche for introducing to us this very beneficial practice.

  34. nicholas on May 3, 2017 at 2:52 pm

    This is indeed a very precious advice from His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche on the practice of Dorje Shugden. One must have a strong faith and good samaya with their Guru and follow all the way with their Guru advice regardless whatever people said about the practice. One should take the initiation seriously and commit with the commitment in order to gain the full benefit from the practice. Rinpoche has always emphasise on commitment be it on our practice in sadhana, retreat or any dharma work given by our Guru.

    Reading the background of both erudite masters always motivate me and their life experience are very inspiring. May more and more people receive Dorje Shugden practice and go all the way with this practice regardless of what people say. What important is our samaya with our guru then couple with the practice given then we will see the result.

  35. Samfoonheei on Apr 25, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Its such a great blessing for all of us to hear the holy voice recordings of H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche a great master..His profound teachings ,got to take seroiusly,more as an important advice on Dorje Shugden’s practice.H.H Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s explaination was very clear before any of the practitioner’s commitment and receive sogtae.They must keep the lineage practice and teachings no matter what ever happen.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us on the important advice by a great master.

  36. Lim Han Nee on Apr 24, 2017 at 5:46 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche’s Guru Devotion and faith in Zong Rinpoche is exemplary and faultless, and truly inspiring. The first time his eyes fell on Zong Rinpoche’s picture, and he heard his name, faith spontaneously arose in Rinpoche. He was immediately filled with the thought that this person was a Buddha and he believed fully that if he followed him, he would attain enlightenment.

    The moment Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen (another great holy being ) introduced him to Zong Rinpoche, he instantly knew this was his root Guru. Rinpoche was only 18 years old, but he already felt a deep and profound connection and a sense of deep faith, which has remained over more than 30 years until today. Rinpoche:” I will never ever abandon any teachings, practices, advice and instructions given to me by Kyabje Zong Rinpoche. I will practice what he gave me personally till my end”. Rinpoche further said that he would share everything given to him by Zong Rinpoche to many others, as he knew they were perfect. “There can never be any flaw or negative quality in anything that comes from Zong Rinpoche”.

    Rinpoche has never wavered in his regard of Zong Rinpoche as his root Guru. ” It is the right of everyone to choose their root Guru and accept the practices he has given. No one should ever criticise the choice.” In fact, it is morally/spiritually incorrect to advise against another Guru and his teachings.Truly spiritual people will not do that. The relationship between teacher and disciple is between them -something personal. There will be no end to criticism once it starts.

    Being ordinary people we are in danger of criticising a sincere guru or disciple, as we are incapable of recognising this. There is no benefit for us from doing this. Instead we reap heavy negative karma and it will come back to us in the form of our not gaining any higher attainments or realisations.

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche lived to the ripe old age of 80 and was in perfect control without any illness, when he entered clear light in 1984. This great being has returned in perfect form. His incarnation resides in Gaden Shartse MOnastery.

    This clearly shows that Dorje Shugden is a Buddha. A great Shugden Master ,like Zong Rinpoche, did not go to the lower realms but instead reincarnated to continue to bring the benefit of turning the wheel of dharma to countless beings.

    During Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s lifetime, no one(not even the Tibetan leadership) ever dared to say anything negative about Dorje Shugden because they knew they could never defeat Zong Rinpoche in debate: they could never refute his “logic and erudite knowledge”!

  37. Lim Han Nee on Apr 23, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this lovely post. It is wonderful to listen to the voice of Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, this great master of sutra and tantra and erudite scholar, giving invaluable advice to those who were about to receive the sogtae initiation from him.

    He advised that Shugden practitioners should be very careful in making the choice of taking the initiation. It’s their choice and their freedom. It is about their enlightenment.They should not hastily make a decision to receive the initiation and later waver when they hear people, especially teachers, say that the practice is not right or that Dorje Shugden is not a good Protector. They should not be so gullible. If they are so gullible as to give up the practice, after hearing rumors or stories, it will be not good at all . In fact a big mistake. Hence, they have to be very careful and not be gullible to take all this stories as the truth.

    It is important to make sure that they keep the lifelong commitment of doing the Dorje Shugden puja once a month.

    It is most important that they keep the commitment of making their main practice ,the lineage practice and teachings of Lama Tsongkhapa .If they are accused of being sectarian in this respect, it reflects on the accusers being sectarian themselves.

    Such advice coming from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche is faultless advice.

  38. Stella Cheang on Apr 17, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    This is an important article for me to bookmarked and read over again. An article that speaks of the importance of Dorje Shugden from Kyabje Zong Rinpoche himself. He cautioned all practitioners who are taking the Sogtae (life initiation) of Dorje Shugden to be serious and not take it as causal matter. The initiation comes with life commitment that one must follow. One must be diligent in carrying out those commitments no matter what happens, even when others who come to interfere and advise against the practice. The commitment will require absolute faith in the Guru. Hence the lineage. The adherence to the lineage is necessary so that the practitioners will not be confused.

    Kyabje Zong Rinpoche also clarified that in there are people whose intention is not pure, had spread rumors about Dorje Shugden being a sectarian practice. And there are unscrupulous people who receive money to conduct a Dorje Shugden puja for the practitioners (who are illiterate or not able to do the puja/sadhana) but do something else. These happened, and practitioners should know and take note.

    Learning about the incarnation lineage of Dorje Shugden for us is paramount because we will know that Duldzin Drakpa Gyeltsen (direct disciple of Lama Tsongkhapa) who sown to protect Lama Tsongkhapa’s teaching. And a few lifetimes later, reincarnated as Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen, arose (by way of death) as the protector. Even though the circumstances surrounding his death highlighted the court secret of profiled personality of Tibetan Buddhism, but the scheme was necessary for Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen to develop the wrath needed as Dharmapala. After being enthroned as the protector of Gelug, there was a period of time when nobody gets any initiation.

    It was Tagphu Dorje Chang who went to obtain the initiations and reignited the practice in a great way. It has been four generations since then, we are closely connected to the practice by ways of how the teachings were passed down from Tagphu Dorje Chang to Pabongka Rinpoche to Trijang Rinpoche and to the Root Guru of our Guru, and then to Tsem Rinpoche.

    What are the odds of one of the most erudite masters who practice Dorje Shugden in his last trip met and initiated the young Tsem Rinpoche into Dorje Shugden practice among many others equally important practices? And given that Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s affirmation of the benefits of Dorje Shugden’s practice and Tsem Rinpoche’s strong guru devotion, it is not a practice that will be taken lightly. We will certainly continue the practice.

    Thank you so much, Rinpoche, for sharing with us this potent protector practice. Because of Rinpoche, and Dorje Shugden practice, many of us overcome difficulties in our mundane life, and some of us found purpose in whatever we are doing.

  39. wan wai meng on Apr 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm

    We are indebted to the many teachers and lamas who preserved the Dorje Shugden practices and passed it to all of us, and also gave us the knowledge and information on the commitments of of keeping to Dorje Shugden practices.

    Enjoyed reading the background of His Holiness Zong Rinpoche who relied on Dorje Shugden 200% and also about His Eminence Tsultrim Gyeltsen, who offered a place for Tsem Rinpoche to study the dharma and eventually meet up with Zong Rinpoche.

  40. Echeah on Apr 16, 2017 at 7:11 pm

    We are so blessed to be able to listen to the voice of such an illustrious master, H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, who was a direct student of H.H. Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche. Even more blessed are we to be students of H. E. 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, himself a direct disciple of Zong Rinpoche. Trijang Rinpoche was the heart disciple of H.H. Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche who gave a discourse on Lama Tsongkhapa’s Lamrim which was then edited by Trijang Rinpoche. Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand is the main dharma text, the Lamrim that we now study.

    How blessed are we to be recipients of blessings and dharma from this whole unbroken lineage of illustrious masters.

    If Dorje Shugden had been practiced and prescribed by all these erudite masters, how can it ever be wrong? We must hold on to these teachings and practices during this window of opportunity and never give them up, that to have received them is so very rare and precious.

  41. Lew on Apr 15, 2017 at 2:12 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing such precious videos for us to listen to the holy voice HH Zong Rinpoche. I can see that HH Zong Rinpoche really explains the sogtae very clearly especially the commitment very clearly to recipients before they receive sogtae. I feel it is very important to know what commitment we need to keep before we accept. Of course there is much benefits when we commit, and these practices are there to help us not to restrict us.

    I remembered many years ago Rinpoche gave me the daily practice, and that I need to keep and practice daily. Although doing daily practice was something new to me at that time, keep down I knew it is for my benefit.

    I pray more and more people will receive Dorje Shugden practice and carry on the lineage of Lama Tsongkhapa.

  42. Jacinta Goh on Apr 14, 2017 at 8:51 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Really thank you for this piece of article and the videos being transcribed in parts. I remembered it was one video teaching only. Again and again, reading masters’ biographies was a huge inspiration for me. This article again reconfirmed the faith that I have in Rinpoche and Dorje Shugden. I was intrigued reading about the previous lives of Rinpoche, which is none other than Dorje Shugden Himself. Although I couldn’t fathom at how DS can arose as Dharmapala and also at the same time being here with us ( Rinpoche) in Malaysia, but nonetheless I will strive to learn and understand. (I know Buddha can manifest into countless animate and inanimate form but …. I am just normal human being. So, all I can do is to try to understand this point). I was previously introduced to Lord Setrap and little did I know about this Dharmapala Dorje Shugden. After going through numerous hearing and reading the about this Dharmapala, I slowly gained faith in Him. As I was using much of my time for secular work, I was actually quite frustrated. In the end, I just put my faith, rely and requested DS that I may have more time for studying and do Dharma, whereas He takes care of my secular work while I just do the minimum for it and turned out it was spectacular. Heheh… like Keng Tan has mentioned the other day that we as Mr. And Ms. Samsara requested many things from Buddha and yet we give nothing in return, nonetheless Buddha still assist.

    Thank you Rinpoche and I hope Rinpoche will always be happy and lives long

    P/S: By being happy, Rinpoche can actually control His life and stay longer with us. A selfish request again.

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  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:30 AM
    Mongols believed 5th Dalai Lama was someone else!

    Interesting! Who and why would the Mongolians believe that the 5th Dalai Lama should be someone else? An insight into the politics of Tibetan Religious Hierarchy and treachery that exists even in Buddhist communities.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/mongols-believed-5th-dalai-lama-was-someone-else.html
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:25 AM
    Powerhouse Pujas in December 2018. Don’t Miss Out!

    Reminder! Pujas by Kechara with monks for powerful blessings. Make your date available to attend with your family. Good welcome for the New Year.

    Powerhouse Pujas in December 2018. Don’t Miss Out!
  • Sofi
    Wednesday, Dec 19. 2018 01:22 AM
    Vows: The Roots of All Attainments

    Have you ever thought of this? Why do Buddhists take Vows? What are the benefits and what vows to take? Are vows binding and restricting us from freedom? Find out more from this comprehensive post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/vows-the-roots-of-all-attainments.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 10:10 PM
    There are just so many points to prove that the allegation towards Dorje Shugden is a spirit is wrong. Tibetan Buddhism stress on lineage, origins and transmission teaching from the lineage master. How can the lineage master such as Pabongka Rinpoche and Trijang Rinpoche be wrong in giving Dorje Shugden practise. If it is so, then HH Dalai Lama would be wrong too since he follow the teaching from his Guru, HH Trijang Rinpoche.

    If Dorje Shugden is indeed a spirit, then all the high lamas would have broken their vow and reborn in the lower realms. But many highly attained lamas reincarnate and continue to spread the dharma for example, HH Trijang Rinpoche, HH Zong Rinpoche and many more.

    Therefore it is important for us to understand the ban and the real reason it is initiated by CTA , of which is driven by personal agenda.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/our-lama-vs-the-dalai-lama-the-underlying-reasons-for-the-ban.html
  • Lin Mun
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 09:49 PM
    Wonderful news and great way to end the 2018. Everyone will have the opportunities to engage in all the powerful pujas in the holy land and with monks from monastery. An opportunity not to be missed. Thank you Rinpoche for organising these pujas.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/powerhouse-pujas-in-december-2018-dont-miss-out.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Do you do meditation? Meditation is a very good way to calm ourselves and our mind down and observe our own thinking. In the UK, some of the schools have introduced meditation session to the school children. In some of the prisons in the US, meditation is also introduced to the prisoners to help them calm their mind. Meditation is not a religious practice but a practice that can be carried out by anyone for their wellbeings. Read here to see how people around the world are meditating for a better wellbeing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/6-incredible-global-mass-meditation.html
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  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:35 PM
    Thank you, Rinpoche and the blog team for this amazing article. Panchen Sonam Drakpa, in my opinion, is the most erudite and powerful lama among all other Dorje Shugden’s incarnations. He is the only who served as the Gaden Tripa as well as the Abbot of all three major monasteries of the Gelug traditions

    There are no other lamas in the history that manage to do that. This is how good he is. So, how can a high lama with such calibre or attainments become an evil spirit when he dies? Lamas that have such attainments or accomplishment will be regarded as enlightened due to the nature of their work. Minds that have such level of attainments will not degenerate, unlike normal minds.

    Hence, it is not logical to say that the reincarnation of this very same mind which is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen will become an evil spirit that will harm Tibet and also His Holiness the Dalai Lama. It is just not possible. Anyone that actually knows a little bit about Tibetan Buddhism will be able to know that it is a lie. That is why it is safe for us to conclude that Dorje Shugden is an enlightened protector because before he arose as a Dharma Protector, his mind had already reached enlightenment.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-most-illustrious-panchen-sonam-drakpa.html
  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:25 PM
    A reincarnated lama will often do things that are similar to what he was doing in his previous lives. For Tsem Rinpoche, his immediate previous life was Kentrul Rinpoche Thubten Lamsang. Kentrul Rinpoche was sent to a remote area in Tibet by his teacher, Trijang Rinpoche to spread Dharma. The place he went to was considered a ‘barbaric’ place because people there did not know Dharma. Similarly, in this life, Tsem Rinpoche was sent by his teacher to Malaysia to spread Dharma. Even though there are many Buddhists in Malaysia but many of us do not really know Dharma, so this is also considered to be a barbaric place. Read the article below and you will find more similarities between these 2 life times.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
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  • Yee Yin
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 05:06 PM
    Is being born in a wealthy and comfortable environment a good fortune? Is it a bad fortune if we are born in an environment where there is a lot of hardships? It is not necessarily true. Many people who are born in a wealthy family end up being a spoilt brat who doesn’t achieve much in their lives. People who have gone through much hardship often train themselves to become a better and successful person. In this article, Mr. Sung-Bong Choi has gone through a lot of hardship in his life but he did not become bitter. He works hard for what he wants and he does his best. Do read about his story here:

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/hardship-pushes-us-to-the-top-korea.html
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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:27 PM
    Ann Dustin Wilson is an American musician, best known as the lead singer and songwriter of the hard rock band Heart. She was listed as one of the “Top Heavy Metal Vocalists of All Time” by Hit Parader magazine. Amazing she has such a powerful soprano vocal range voice for her age. She sang in tribute to Led Zeppelin where every one in the audience were stunned and moved by her songs. She was one of the most legendary and respected female voices in modern rock music.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a super talented singer.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/legendary-heart
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:26 PM
    Tsawa Pulthok Rinpoche a student of His Holiness Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche. He has gone through much hardship, torture and beatings while in detention during the Chinese invasion for 19 long years. Yet he was one nice and respected Lama who kept his monk vows. He has accepted it with no hard feelings against the soldiers who has tortured him. Spending most of his remaining time in meditation, retreats and pujas for the public.
    In life all of us have the right to make decisions and have choices about how we live our life. Making our own choices about the things we do is very important because it gives us the meaning of life to be happy and those around us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/tsawa-pulthok-rinpoche
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 02:25 PM
    The practice of Dorje Shugden has been passed down within the Sakya lineage for several generations. Dorje Shugden was first practised by the Sakyas in the early 17th century. There were many other great Sakya throneholders who practised and proliferated Dorje Shugden Tanag within the Sakya tradition. This unique form of Dorje Shugden riding on a black horse can found on numerous older Sakya thangkas. We are fortunate able to see now with this new printing as shown in this post.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/sakya-dorje-shugden-tanag
  • Chris
    Tuesday, Dec 18. 2018 12:22 AM
    It is quite shocking to hear His Holiness the Dalai Lama to talk about refugee should go back to their own country and Europe belongs to Europeans. This is because the Tibetans have been refugees for over six decades now and they are still staying in India. If His Holiness meant what he says, then all Tibetans should move back to Tibet and develop Tibet instead of hanging around in India because India belongs to Indians.

    Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India for over six decades while other refugees need to return to their own country? Why is His Holiness being two-faced when it comes to this issue? Why is it okay for Tibetans to stay in India and be a freeloader for so long while other refugees from another nation need to return to their own country.

    Tibetans have been freeloading in India for over six decades now and India still continues to host them. India’s kindness should not be taken granted for and Tibetans should at least contribute back to Indian’s society. I don’t think they will be going back to Tibet looking at the current government and how they are sabotaging their chance to return to Tibet by irritating China with their actions here and there.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/dalai-lama-says-too-many-refugees-in-europe.html
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    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:58 PM
    How to Purify Your Karma in Kechara Forest Retreat?

    Kechara Forest Retreat is so highly blessed that many miracles had been shared by the visitors. Read more here for how you can purify your karma and gain merits too.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/how-to-purify-your-karma-in-kechara-forest-retreat.html
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    Monday, Dec 17. 2018 11:39 PM
    17 Best U.S. Cities for Hippies

    An interesting read of Hippies in America. I think that hippies are unique to America as I had not read of any in other countries

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/17-best-u-s-cities-for-hippies.html

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If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it\'s simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
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If we have eye problems, this is a good practice and it's simple- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=180488
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
Many times in the morning my Oser girl will go sunbathe. She really enjoys it. Tsem Rinpoche
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
6 days ago
My Oser girl is very photogenic. Tsem Rinpoche
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
6 days ago
Vintage stunning thangka of Lord Tsongkapa with many other enlightened beings.
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
6 days ago
Beautiful antique thangka of Sakya Pandita
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia \'fell\'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
7 days ago
The last Lama-Ruler of Mongolia was 8th Jebtsundamba Khutughtu. He did not have a good ending as Mongolia 'fell'. Read about him- https://bit.ly/2UD83oa
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
7 days ago
Last Queen of Mongolia-Very interesting what happened to her and tragic too- https://bit.ly/2GcfhfF
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- 
 https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
7 days ago
The famous and powerful state oracle of Mongolia- Interesting and must read- https://bit.ly/2Py3QhI
1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more-  https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
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1984 Los Angeles-Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination. Read more- https://bit.ly/2C5OM7l
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
1 week ago
Nice to see Blog Chat going on
In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
In the middle of the metropolitan city of Bangkok near the upmarket shopping district is a chapel dedicated to Tara right in the centre of town. Lovely. Tsem Rinpoche
Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
1 week ago
Cheeky and cute little He Wei is telling you to get a Dorje Shugden pamphlet now!!!
My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My little cute Oser girl doggie is always nearby. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche\'s father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother\'s daughter. Her name is Tara.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is his brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
1 week ago
Our Gyenze Chapel in Kechara Forest Retreat is visited by people from all over Malaysia now. Many have had their wishes fulfilled.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
1 week ago
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
In Gaden Monastery.

Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
1 week ago
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and myself. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit me. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan. Tsem Rinpoche
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
The most precious Buddha Shakyamuni of Tibet. He is called Jowo Rinpoche and He is in the central Cathedral of Lhasa, Tibet. All the crowns, earrings, necklaces and jewels were constructed and offered by Je Tsongkapa onto this Buddha 600 years ago. Tsem Rinpoche
Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
1 week ago
Click on picture to enlarge, I have something to share.
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
1 week ago
This is how you can practice Tantric Buddhas without initiation or commitment- https://bit.ly/2PstN28
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Many great lamas are pictured here together. I have met many of them and they are very learned and holy. Tsem Rinpoche
Do share this picture message with friends.
1 week ago
Do share this picture message with friends.
Faster, Faster!!! Can\'t you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
1 week ago
Faster, Faster!!! Can't you go any faster! We are late for our puja! Read on- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179695
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
1 week ago
Has Pastor David achieved enlightenment under the bodhi tree?
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow\'s beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
1 week ago
Very nice. Pastor Seng Piow's beautiful Kalarupa statue has finally arrived.
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Animals are made to suffer so much. We should never add to their sufferings. We should never beat, abuse, use, kill or eat them. We should be loving with them or just leave them to live their lives.~Tsem Rinpoche
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733



Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
It will break your heart, but you need to see this- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179733 Thank you, Tsem Rinpoche
Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
1 week ago
Find out what happened to this baby- https://bit.ly/2RdxM4o
A very sad true story

Please sign to help end animal experimentation:
https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
1 week ago
A very sad true story Please sign to help end animal experimentation: https://www.change.org/p/tell-neutrogena-to-stop-all-animal-testing
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
My grandaunt Nirgidma whom I have never met but learning more about her now. She lived and died in France. Tsem Rinpoche
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
1 week ago
Did you know we can grow vegetables under water contrary to need the bright sun, earth and on the surface? Very interesting- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179595
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
1 week ago
A very rare Buddha hardly seen. He is said to help us overcome laziness. Understand more- https://bit.ly/2EaEtk3
 
 
When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
2 weeks ago
When you are sleeping, do you get disturbed by supernatural entities or re-occurring dreams that are frightening? Do you sometimes feel a presence in the room with you when sleeping? I have something here that might help you as I have been asked many times about these occurrences. - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179116
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
2 weeks ago
Foretelling the future in the Tibetan tradition- https://bit.ly/2AKzSl8
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
2 weeks ago
Malaysian Brickfields Chief Monk Sri Dhammaratana Fosters Harmony with Tibetan Buddhism- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=178837
马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
2 weeks ago
马来西亚十五碑锡兰佛寺达摩拉达纳长老与藏传佛教界建交- https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=179077
For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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For high resolution download of this beautiful artwork of Dorje Shugden, please click here: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
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A stupa built dedicated to Dorje Shugden in Tibet.
Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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Repetitive Bad Dreams Disturbing Your Sleep?This might help you- https://bit.ly/2TTp8tw
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  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    yesterday
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    4 days ago
    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    Chirping birds and other forest animals create a joyful melody at the Vajrayogini stupa in Kechara Forest Retreat (Bentong, Malaysia).
  • His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    6 days ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche makes offering of khata to Dorje Shugden.
    Trijang Rinpoche never gave up his devotion to Dorje Shugden no matter how much Tibetan government in exile pressured him to give up. He stayed loyal inspiring so many of us.
  • Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 week ago
    Very rare video of His Holiness Panchen Rinpoche the 10th, the all knowing and compassionate one. I pay deep respects to this attained being who has taken many rebirths since the time of Lord Buddha to be of benefit to sentient beings tirelessly. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
    1 week ago
    This bigfoot researcher gives good reasonings on bigfoot. Interesting short video.
  • His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
    1 week ago
    His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche of Gaden Shartse Monastery was one of the teachers of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Here in this beautiful video is Geshe Kelsang Gyatso showing his centre to Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, then proceeding to sit down to receive teachings. For more information- https://bit.ly/2QNac1u
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
    2 weeks ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s dog, Oser girl always sits on Rinpoche’s chair. When Rinpoche’s other dog, Dharma tries to get into the chair, he is chased away. Oser is the boss. She is possessive. Cute.
  • Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Lama Yeshe talks about how to practice at the beginning and at the end of each day during teachings given in London during the Lamas’ first European teaching tour in 1975. Lama Yeshe was a brilliant teacher and I wanted to share this with everyone so his teachings can reach more people. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
    3 weeks ago
    Our beautiful Dorje Shugden shop in the busiest part of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Many tourists visit our store and this area.
  • Living off the grid in Australia
    3 weeks ago
    Living off the grid in Australia
    A Jill Redwood is a jack of all trades, Jill built her own house on her property and lives entirely off the grid with no mains power or town water, mobile reception or television. Living on around $80 a week, Jill has over sixty animals to keep her company and an abundant garden that out serves as an organic supermarket right at her doorstep. Her main expenses are animal feed and the rates on her property. Watch this incredible three minute video and be inspired to live differently.
  • Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
    3 weeks ago
    Kyabje Dagom Choktrul Rinpoche offering gold on a 350 year-old Dorje Shugden statue in his chapel in Lhasa. This is how Tibetans show homage and pay respect to a holy image. This chapel and statue of Dorje Shugden in Lhasa dedicated to Dorje Shugden was built by the Great 5th Dalai Lama. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My sweet little Oser girl is so photogenic and adorable. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    Heart Sutra sang by a monk for the modern crowd. Very interesting and beautiful. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
    4 weeks ago
    Submerging powerful mantra stones in water at Kechara Forest Retreat in Malaysia.
  • Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia   |  黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
    4 weeks ago
    Wylfred explains in Chinese the benefits of mantra stones at Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia | 黄明川以华语解释在马来西亚克切拉禅修林的玛尼堆(刻有心咒的石头)的利益
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 weeks ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy love the verandah where they can see the greens. Tsem Rinpoche
  • If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 month ago
    If there were more schools like this, then our kids would grow up with more caring awareness and kind emotions towards our environment and the people around them. They would grow up knowing that chasing materialism is not going to bring any happiness. I hope very much more schools like this would materialise. I hope in my future life I can attend a school like this. Tsem Rinpoche
  • My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
    1 month ago
    My Oser girl and Dharma boy in their cosy little bedroom next to me sleeping away. Cute.
  • It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is incredible how smart Oser girl is. She can steal the treat away from Dharma boy and so casually. Wow. She is so smart. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat Dogs. Dharma boy is tiny and trying to scare off big boy Johnny. Johnny is so patient and just ignores Dharma. They are both cute and both live in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Tsem Rinpoche
  • BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
    2 months ago
    BREAKING EYEWITNESS FOOTAGE: Workers violently punched, kicked, cussed out, & left sheep to die on dozens of Scottish farms 💔 Sheep bled after rough shearing & were stitched up without painkillers.–From Peta2
  • Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    Super cute seal and so gentle. Must watch this video and realize we are all one. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
    2 months ago
    Legendary Heart sings “Stairway to Heaven” in tribute to Led Zeppelin. Incredible tribute and rendition. Everyone is blown away. TR
  • In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
    2 months ago
    In a low-income neighbourhood, this man is growing his own organic produce, and giving extras away for free to neighbours who can’t afford fresh ingredients from the store. Must watch!
  • Neat little video
    2 months ago
    Neat little video
  • It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    It is nice to see sangha release animals into the wild. Gen Kunchok Palden and Chodrak contributed to releasing of frogs back into the wild. This is wonderful. Compassion is the mainstay of all spirituality. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
    2 months ago
    This is a special ‘carpet’ for dogs that you hide their snacks and they have to go digging for it. It is challenging and fun where they use their nose, paws and all to dig and find the snacks in between. This dog play carpet is ordered online. You can see little Zopa baby who is a Kechara resident doggie looking for the snacks in this cute video. She is kept busy and entertained! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
    3 months ago
    Kechara Forest Retreat in Bentong, Malaysia’s dog Pema is super adorable and cute. Everyone loves her. She is wearing a Manjushri blessing pendant.
  • Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
    3 months ago
    Spontaneous trance in Tibet by powerful healing Protector Dorje Shugden of a monk who usually takes trance.
  • 喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    3 months ago
    喀切玛波向詹杜固仁波切献供养
    喀切玛波护法降神,向詹杜固仁波切献供曼扎及身语意之供养,同时也加持马来西亚克切拉禅修林道场。喀切玛波护法乃古时候的紫玛护法,他是藏地首座佛教寺院桑耶寺的护法神
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    1 years ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
    1 years ago
    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    1 years ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    1 years ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    1 years ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    1 years ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    1 years ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    1 years ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    1 years ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    1 years ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    1 years ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    1 years ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    1 years ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    1 years ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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Thanks, Astro team for volunteering with us. They delivered monthly provisions to urban poor families. Join us if you’re interested by dropping us a WhatsApp message at 010-3333260. ❤️ #Kechara #foodbank #urbanpoor - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
This is the first time Mr Raymond Chew attend our Chinese DS puja in Ipoh. Yee Mun (KISG)
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
yesterday
Nice to see people committed to attend our monthly Chinese Dorje Shugden puja. Yee Mun (KISG)
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Registration counter getting ready to register for parents attending the event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Nice arrangement from Louise. Glad that we collaborate with gift team for KSDS event. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Long time no see and it’s great time to catch up. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Great technical team who gave us nice music and slide show. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Teacher Asyley having a light moment with children before performance. Lin Mun KSDS
So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
So glad to see family members involve in dharma work together. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
2 days ago
Throwback KSDS Graduation 2018 - Let’s go team, together we will do a great show :) , Lin Mun KSDS
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
Mr. Cheah Fook Wan offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa & all Buddhas before the prayer session started. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
Glian Sim has offered a cup of tea to Rinpoche’s shrine on behalf of KISG. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
3 days ago
KISG has completed a session of prayer recitations to Mother Tara in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
3 days ago
Wow! JB Kechara office is receiving 5 desktop computers from our sponsors. Now the urban poor children can learn to use computers. Now the passionate volunteers can burn the mid night oil in the office planning, coordinating and review events. Thanks to our sponsors, Style Vision, Meadow IT, KS IT, Grex Multimedia, New Century, Ascentouch, Softcom, E cube, Via Global, Edmond, Nelly, Jasmine, Bill Kee, DML Beauty, Goh and Team for providing us with such an awesome convenience and cool facilities. - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
4 days ago
1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
7 days ago
1984 Los Angeles- Left to right: Geshe Tsultrim Gyeltsen, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, monk assistant to Zong Rinpoche and the 18 year old Tsem Rinpoche prior to ordination.
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
1 week ago
Very nice class going on in Kechara Forest Retreat-Malaysia. Learning Dharma is the key to overcoming our mind that is unsettled. Tsem Rinpoche
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche holding the young incarnation of Zong Rinpoche in Gaden Shartse Monastery.
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
1 week ago
Left to right: 103rd Gaden Tripa Lobsang Tenzin, Gaden Shartse Kensur Jampa Yeshe Rinpoche and Tsem Rinpoche.
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
1 week ago
In Gaden Monastery. Left to right: Tenzin Trinley Rinpoche, Kari Kentrul Rinpoche, Zong Rinpoche, Tsem Rinpoche, Gyalkhangtse Rinpoche, Kating Rinpoche and Genpa Rinpoche. Extreme right is the senior Dorje Shugden oracle of Gaden Monastery, Choyang Dulzin Kuten.
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche with the Abbots of Gaden Jangtse Monastery and Gaden Shartse Monastery escorting a photo of His Holiness the Dalai Lama. This is in the main prayer hall of Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
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Tsem Rinpoche in Gaden Monastery.
Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
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Tsem Rinpoche's father Mr. Lobsang Gyatso and Rinpoche. He came to Gaden Monastery to visit Rinpoche. While he was alive he lived in Taiwan.
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
1 week ago
Tsem Rinpoche's father with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. The little girl is Rinpoche's brother's daughter. Her name is Tara.
1 week ago
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