丹杰林寺蒙冤受屈的“梅塔”护法

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这尊庄严的木雕梅塔安放在克切拉禅修林多杰雄登佛龛上,作为雄登众多眷属之一。

这尊庄严的木雕梅塔安放在克切拉禅修林多杰雄登佛龛上,作为雄登众多眷属之一。

(詹杜固仁波切撰写)

致世界各地的朋友:

我想跟大家分享一个关于一位强大护法神——梅塔(མེ་ཐར་)的故事,以及他如何崛起成为一位佛教护法神、如何成为多杰雄登护法坛城的其中一员。梅塔护法在多杰雄登之主要大臣喀切玛波的带领下,执行其护持法教的责任。这位护法神的故事极为精彩,同时也是个悲剧,但无论如何他是一位可以给予行者迅速护助的佛教护法神。众多佛教大师如色贡多杰羌(色贡金刚持)及其子,来自甘丹江孜寺的色贡参夏仁波切(第十四世达赖尊者侍读)都是供奉这位护法的上师。梅塔护法的故事是关于一个无辜的人遭受政治阴谋的逼害和杀害。我请大家仔细阅读并且理解梅塔护法的由来,他的故事非常引人入胜。除此,你也可以在这里下载非常罕有的梅塔护法画像。我也借此机会感谢我的团队,感谢他们为编撰此篇博文所进行的资料搜寻、编写和绘画。

詹杜固仁波切

 


 

此乃佛教护法神梅塔。在成为护法神前,他是丹杰林寺的库主,后来遭受残忍地杀害,继而成为一位佛教护法神。点击上图以 <a href="https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/buddha-images.html?nggpage=4" target="_blank">免费下载此图的高清图。</a>.

此乃佛教护法神梅塔。在成为护法神前,他是丹杰林寺的库主,后来遭受残忍地杀害,继而成为一位佛教护法神。点击上图以 免费下载此图的高清图。

背景

第十三世达赖尊者的时代,有人曾尝试以邪术加害十三世达赖尊者。在尊者二十岁左右的时候,他的其中一位经师——九世第穆仁波切·阿旺洛桑钦列饶杰给他赠了一对丝绸制的靴子。这对丝绸制的靴子是一位九世第穆仁波切不认识的咒师(སྔགས་པ་)赠予他的,然后第穆仁波切再将之转赠十三世达赖尊者。咒师与在家行者虽同是在家修行,但差别就在于二者所持的戒律。由于该对靴子实在贵重,九世第穆仁波切将它供养十三世达赖尊者。

四世第穆仁波切·拉旺丹贝坚赞是五世达赖尊者的弟子,是遭冤屈的九世第穆仁波切的前世。人们都说这幅四世第穆仁波切的唐卡画像跟他非常相似,而且跟传统更为程式化的唐卡风格截然不同。点击放大。

四世第穆仁波切·拉旺丹贝坚赞是五世达赖尊者的弟子,是遭冤屈的九世第穆仁波切的前世。人们都说这幅四世第穆仁波切的唐卡画像跟他非常相似,而且跟传统更为程式化的唐卡风格截然不同。点击放大。

第十三世达赖尊者正式坐床前的1886年至1895年期间,第穆仁波切担任西藏摄政,享“第穆呼图克图”之名。“呼图克图”乃蒙古语,与藏语中的“仁波切”同是高僧大德的称谓。

就在那个时候,乃穹护法的神谕——饶葛钦巴在参拜大昭寺时赤手在吉祥天母像底下释放了活生生的蝎子,然后惊叫说这是不祥的征兆。随后他再通知十三世达赖尊者所住的哲蚌洛色林寺的僧众,告诉他们要提高警惕,做好防护。

同时,十三世达赖尊者欢喜地收下第穆仁波切供养的那一对丝质靴子,然后就在尊者欲穿上那鞋底时,乃穹护法即场降神并对尊者发出警告,说道:“你不能把靴子穿上,靴子里有会伤害你的东西。穿上之前你应该先把靴子剪开查看。尔后,尊者的侍者将靴子剪开,果然发现鞋底下藏有带有邪术的护轮。“噶厦”(西藏政府的藏语音译)随之为杀害十三世达赖尊者的阴谋展开调查,于是追查给尊者供养那对靴子的是何人。

于拉萨的丹杰林寺。这张照片于1900年在丹杰林寺的天台拍下。照片的背景正是布达拉宫。

于拉萨的丹杰林寺。这张照片于1900年在丹杰林寺的天台拍下。照片的背景正是布达拉宫。

当噶厦得知第穆仁波切正是供养那对丝质靴子之人,他被判谋反罪,随即其封号和权位也遭夺去。除此,噶厦也查封第穆仁波切的拉章,并且下令禁止第穆仁波切未来的转世。噶厦针对九世第穆仁波切的政治手段跟过去逼害杜固札巴坚赞的手段无异。自此,第穆仁波切便无权再担任西藏摄政,为此,噶厦还做了宣布。另一位与第穆仁波切亲近的转世仁波切——瞻对喇嘛也因此受牵连,他被指控下咒伤害十三世达赖尊者。噶厦对他痛下毒手,百般的折磨他,最后甚至残杀他。清白的瞻对喇嘛因遭受如此的残暴的杀害而化现成一个一心想摧毁噶厦,名叫“聂珠”(“聂珠”乃藏语音译)的凶恶邪灵。

第穆仁波切的印章上有藏蒙两文字体。

第穆仁波切的印章上有藏蒙两文字体。

后来,噶厦以邀请第穆仁波切到布达拉宫出席一场宗教仪式为托辞,实为将之逮捕、囚禁。第穆仁波切的亲人与丹杰林寺的僧侣也难逃此劫而面对相同的命运。丹杰林寺是拉萨的四大“林”之一,它建于十七世纪,以金刚舞而负盛名。四大“林”的寺主都曾是西藏的摄政,他们会在乘愿归来的年幼达赖尊者续位执政前获选成为摄政。从达赖尊者圆寂直至达赖尊者转世十八岁以前的这段期间,摄政掌握治理西藏之权。丹杰林寺的摄政相较于其他三大“林”——功德林、策墨林、策觉林——的摄政,丹杰林寺的摄政更备受关注,因为丹杰林寺的摄政曾三次任摄政之位。第穆仁波切担任摄政的传统始于第六世第穆仁波切·阿旺绛白德勒嘉措(于1757年至1777年间出任摄政)。除此,第六世第穆仁波切也获清朝乾隆皇帝册封“呼图克图”,并批准他出任西藏摄政。这件历史事件无疑突出汉藏在重大政事之上的紧密互动关系。第七世第穆仁波切则在1811年至1819年间出任摄政,管理西藏政教之事。

九世第穆仁波切的亲人诺布次仁及巴措罗桑最终也被判终身监禁。由于九世第穆仁波切曾是摄政及丹杰林寺的住持,他所接受的刑罚也相对轻。九世第穆仁波切最终被迫关入关房中做终身闭关,而关房就建在丹杰林寺的院子。九世仁波切始终都被软禁在这间关房中直至圆寂。有的人则说九世第穆仁波切遭噶厦特务浸泡在一个巨大的铜水桶里活活淹死。

清朝乾隆皇帝之盖章,册封第六世第穆仁波切为西藏摄政。

清朝乾隆皇帝之盖章,册封第六世第穆仁波切为西藏摄政。

只因噶厦(西藏政府)无法找出最初赠送九世第穆仁波切那对靴子的咒师,九世第穆仁波切便成了企图杀害十三世达赖尊者的代罪羔羊。在第穆仁波切的转世传承中,第九世第穆仁波切是一位极为杰出的佛教大师。他不仅是西藏的摄政,也是丹杰林寺的住持,以及十三世达赖尊者的经师,备受僧众的敬仰。

事后噶厦查封丹杰林寺并没收丹杰林寺所有资产,使得丹杰林寺最终失势。寺内的许多僧人和人们也因噶厦对九世第穆仁波切和丹杰林寺的不公对待而感到心灰意冷。

 

清军入侵

1910年,清军入侵拉萨,逼使十三世达赖尊者逃亡。当时,丹杰林寺援助清兵,更成了清兵的其中一个据点。据说那个时候紫玛护法(也被认作是喀切玛波护法)透过丹杰林寺的神谕降神,告诫寺僧要支援清军,抵抗十三世达赖尊者的噶厦。由于第穆仁波切对紫玛护法无比信任,更将紫玛护法奉为本身的护法,他为紫玛护法在丹杰林寺建造了一座护法殿。自那时起,紫玛护法便成了丹杰林寺的护法神。

尽管如此,清军只占领了拉萨一小段时间。拉萨对他们来说是一个陌生的地方,当地的藏军却对拉萨的地势了如指掌。最后,丹杰林寺的僧侣停止接受清军的支援,于是他们很快地就被藏军击败进而关押。

1912年,当清军被驱出拉萨后,噶厦开始对支援清军的藏人进行清算。当时作为清军据点的丹杰林寺首当其冲,于是丹杰林寺自然遭受噶厦的彻底搜查及摧毁的下场。涉及支援清兵的僧人也遭受牢狱之灾,没涉及支援清兵的僧人也被遣去其他寺院。丹杰林寺及降神紫玛护法(喀切玛波)的丹杰林神谕传承也因此而画上句号。

 

梅塔护法的崛起

在九世第穆仁波切时期,丹杰林寺的库主由一位名为“梅塔”的在家人担任。他是第穆仁波切的忠心弟子,对丹杰林寺也是忠心耿耿,护爱有加。虽是一名在家人,但他仍尽其所能实修佛法。他得以在丹杰林寺担任如此要职也就说明了这一点。寺院如此的要职只会交托在一个具格之人的手上,证明他是一个受人尊重之人。

殊胜大德色贡多杰羌·阿旺次成丹登在降伏了梅塔(མེ་ཐར་)后将之交托于喀切玛波护法。

殊胜大德色贡多杰羌·阿旺次成丹登在降伏了梅塔(མེ་ཐར་)后将之交托于喀切玛波护法。

在九世第穆仁波切时期,丹杰林寺的库主由一位名为“梅塔”的在家人担任。他是第穆仁波切的忠心弟子,对丹杰林寺也是忠心耿耿,护爱有加。虽是一名在家人,但他仍尽其所能实修佛法。他得以在丹杰林寺担任如此要职也就说明了这一点。寺院如此的要职只会交托在一个具格之人的手上,证明他是一个受人尊重之人。

噶厦(西藏政府)对丹杰林寺资产的觊觎和贪婪,以及对丹杰林寺成就的嫉妒,导致梅塔受尽各种折磨。事实上不少人认为第穆仁波切密谋以邪术加害十三世达赖尊者一事,乃噶厦及噶厦高官设下的圈套,因为他们嫉妒第穆仁波切作为前任摄政的地位和影响力,于是布局使第穆仁波切身败名裂,并且将其寺院的资产占为己有。这件事跟杜固扎巴坚赞的遭遇无异,杜固札巴坚赞也因其日益增长的影响力而招来噶厦的嫉妒,最后惹上杀身之祸。

在被关押的期间,梅塔饱受藏军的百般折磨,因为他们一心想找出丹杰林寺多年来所积累的资产如金、银、宝石及其他珍贵物品和圣物,而这些物品却都是维持丹杰林寺所需的资源。尽管饱受身心的折磨,梅塔的上师依止心及对寺院僧众的忠诚是值得让后人所敬佩的。他始终没有让噶厦得逞,不管他们对他做什么,他都死死守护他殊胜上师的珍贵回忆。

噶厦用尽一切办法折磨梅塔,包括活生生剥下梅塔的皮肤,再开膛破肚,然后以利器无数次刺向梅塔。在承受这一切折磨的过程中,梅塔忆念自己的上师和丹杰林寺的护法喀切玛波,充分展现出过人的忠诚和依止心。尽管这样,梅塔仍是在巨大的痛苦中死去,心中难免生起愤恨。如此的死状促使他投生为心有怨恨想报复的凶恶邪灵,因此他给人们造下了不少伤害。他化为邪灵,一心想为自己、上师和寺院鸣冤、平反。

此为护持宗喀巴法王(左上方)法教的多杰雄登护法(右上方)的主要大臣——马头明王之化身的喀切玛波护法。点击放大。

此为护持宗喀巴法王(左上方)法教的多杰雄登护法(右上方)的主要大臣——马头明王之化身的喀切玛波护法。点击放大。

如色贡多杰羌的传记所记录的那样,色贡多杰羌将梅塔降伏后让其归顺佛法,成为圣教之护法神。虽然人们都请色贡多杰羌以回遮仪式降伏梅塔,然而色贡多杰羌只给梅塔佛法开示,即把他给降伏了。色贡多杰羌给梅塔传授关于加害众生恶业的恶果为何,以及培养悲心的开示。由于梅塔心相续中有强烈的佛法印记,生前对自己的上师也非常依止,于是他回心转意,重新诚心信佛,并且愿意立下成为护持圣教的护法神之誓愿。这一点是关键,因为要成为佛教护法神,凶恶、顽固的众生心中必须有此意愿方能成事。

在降伏了梅塔之后,色贡多杰羌将其交托于跟他生前有深厚渊源的喀切玛波护法,此后他就成了多杰雄登坛城的其中一员。梅塔生前作为丹杰林寺的库主,他必然依赖喀切玛波护法,视其为自己的护法神。这让我们看到梅塔即使在死后,他仍对喀切玛波保有信念、信任和依止心。

由于死前遭受巨大的折磨和痛苦,梅塔因心存愤恨而投生成邪灵。他心存愤恨,不是因为他有错,而是因为他是清白的。他以这样的方式出现,是因为他怀着真相,也是因为他对自己上师的依止心。在他饱受折磨的时候,他总算明白为何噶厦以恶劣不堪的手段对付第穆仁波切及丹杰林寺。他看清噶厦的贪婪和嫉妒,也看清他们想占丹杰林寺的资产为己有。他不愿顺应噶厦的贪婪和嫉妒,他选择捍卫自己的上师和寺院在密谋加害十三世达赖尊者这一件事上的清白,承受所有施加在他身上的折磨。

梅塔心中生起愤恨,因为噶厦让他们的贪婪蒙蔽了自己的良心,他们的贪婪还甚至伤害了他的上师和庄严、殊胜的丹杰林寺。这个愤恨使他变成现在这个样子,尽管如此,他内心深处仍是一名佛教行者。因此色贡多杰羌才选择以给他传授佛法来降伏他,而不是以回遮仪式降伏他。梅塔生前为上师和丹杰林寺所做的牺牲和保护,使他有足够的功德崛起成为一名佛教护法神。如今,梅塔再次延续他神圣、纯洁的工作,透过扮演一名佛教护法神的角色实修佛法,利益众生。

1921年,曾经辉煌的丹杰林寺在噶厦的摧毁后变得满目苍夷。

1921年,曾经辉煌的丹杰林寺在噶厦的摧毁后变得满目苍夷。

 

梅塔护法的法相

在梅塔的法相中,由于他是丹杰林寺的库主,于是他身穿藏族俗官的彩色服饰。其头饰以发髻,如古时的西藏俗官那样。梅塔以人面示现,两只尖牙咬着下唇,如 金甲衣护法喀切玛波护法那样。 他右手持长矛,左手持念珠,在血海中骑着蓝色马匹奔驰。1 (下载梅塔护法相,点击此

佛教护法梅塔较为忿怒之相。点击上图以免费下载此图的高清图。

佛教护法梅塔较为忿怒之相。点击上图以 免费下载此图的高清图。

在梅塔另一个较为忿怒之法相中,他同样以人面示现,黑色长发盘成发髻,咬着下唇的两只尖牙流下人血。另外,其颈部以下的身体部位直见被剥开的皮和红色的血肉。他右手持黑矛刺穿脚踩的尸身之心脏。这一切的底下是一片尸身遍布各方的血海。其左手握血淋淋颅骨制成的念珠,此为捆绑脚下尸身颈项的套索。此外,这串念珠也可用来计算自己猎走了多少个邪恶众生的头颅。

据说每当此尊梅塔护法降神到神谕身上时,其特点是他将扬起神谕装束之一的围裙,似乎在看着自己被剥开的皮和被掏空内脏的肚子。降神时神谕会发出像是被人以利器刺伤的声音,象征梅塔生前被人残杀,后以此相示现的经历。在完成这些动作后神谕才会说话。

 

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(念诵多遍以祈请梅塔的协助和力量)
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色贡多杰羌传记 (泽美仁波切著)

色贡参夏(第二世色贡多杰羌之子)请求嘉杰赤江仁波切为第一世色贡多杰羌撰写传记。由于事务繁忙,嘉杰赤江仁波切请泽美仁波切代为书写。泽美仁波切所撰写的色贡多杰羌传记根本文中明确讲述了他与梅塔的关系。传记第五册,559—562页中,泽美仁波切讲述了色贡多杰羌如何降伏梅塔,以及梅塔如何化身成为护法的由来。请阅读以下译文。

 

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梅塔原为丹杰林寺员工,在总管家尼玛竹察属下工作。他死后化身为鬼。[Gen-la注:泽美仁波切撰写此色贡多杰羌传记时与甘丹颇章关系密切,所以无法写出当年的谋杀事件和梅塔的被害经过]

梅塔死后,前往拉萨郊外的方向,开始藏匿和偷窃。人们知道他偷窃,却无法看到他或他的样子。

有一次,色贡多杰羌在甘丹寺传授时轮金刚灌顶的时候,甘丹洛巴康村的贾色仁波切把梅塔带了过来。梅塔当时以一个男人的形象出现,并说:“除了色贡多杰羌,没有人会把我认出来。”

逐渐地,梅塔跟孜布贝饶巴家庭建立了联系。那时候,梅塔依然十分愤怒。在三度邀请了色贡多杰羌之后,他终于愿意被誓言所约束。

色贡多杰羌第二度拜访孜布贝饶巴家的时候,经过一个名为仲杜达隆岩颇章(Drom Thöd Dar Lung Nyen Gyi Phodrang)的大黑天护法圣地。

那时候,梅塔突然降神在那个家庭(孜布贝饶巴家)的母亲身上。当色贡多杰羌抵达时,梅塔降神于这位母亲身上,说:“我的菩萨上师已经抵达了。”梅塔接着向上师顶礼。色贡多杰羌给予他关于因果业力的教诲和忠告:“你必须对众生慈悲。”结束时,色贡多杰羌说:“停止伤害众生,前往一个名叫仲杜的地方。我已经请求六臂大黑天护法给予你助理的任务。”

色贡多杰羌又说:“前往该地的路途 中,你必须保持慈悲;至于你的食物,就把这碗青稞酒拿去。”接着,色贡多杰羌并不把碗交给梅塔,而是将酒倒了出来。然而,这倒出来的酒一滴都没洒落地上,而是飘在空气中。在场的人无不为此感到惊讶。

梅塔收下了青稞酒,开始前往仲杜。那件事之后,孜布贝饶巴家庭和该地区平静了很长一段时间。

当色贡多杰羌抵达 一座名为德钦藏巴(Dechen Zampa)的桥时,梅塔的灵突然出现,为他献上最上等质量的哈达。那时候,色贡多杰羌正骑在马上。供养哈达之后,梅塔辞去了大黑天护法助理的职位,回到孜布贝饶巴家,给他们制造更多问题。

色贡多杰羌于是回到孜布贝饶巴家,向梅塔解释伤害他人的业报和帮助他人的好处。听了色贡多杰羌的忠告,梅塔十分感动,并发誓再也不会伤害任何人。

自此之后,梅塔就成了护法,人们也为他建了一所护法殿。色贡多杰羌请求墨竹地区的功德主每天都在那所护法殿内向梅塔祈愿。色贡多杰羌也告诉梅塔:“你必须时常帮助他们。”此外,色贡多杰羌也为梅塔撰写了一篇礼赞文。

 

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色贡多杰羌传记(然扎仁波切著)

第二世色贡多杰羌(左)和其前世的儿子色贡参夏(右)。据说,多杰雄登要第一世色贡多杰羌娶一位明妃,并产下了色贡参夏。这张儿子和父亲之转世的合照十分珍贵稀有。

第二世色贡多杰羌(左)和其前世的儿子色贡参夏(右)。据说,多杰雄登要第一世色贡多杰羌娶一位明妃,并产下了色贡参夏。这张儿子和父亲之转世的合照十分珍贵稀有。

然扎仁波切为泽美仁波切著的色贡多杰羌传记写了评述。在评述中,他对泽美仁波切著作中只略为提及的内容做了进一步的说明,而泽美仁波切著作中写得详细的部分,然扎仁波切的版本中就不再加以强调。在184-191页中,然扎仁波切针对 色贡多杰羌和梅塔的内容做了更详尽的说明。请阅读以下译文。

 

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色贡多杰羌圆寂之前,有一个名为梅塔的邪灵。梅塔的前世[为丹杰林寺的助理/财政]曾投入九次大威德金刚闭关。

在一个名为墨竹的地方,有一个叫孜布贝饶巴的氏族。他们曾三度请求色贡多杰羌前往住处降伏一个名叫梅塔的邪灵。

色贡参夏说,他听说梅塔曾是丹杰林寺的员工,后被藏军残暴杀害。色贡多杰羌的弟子[即色贡参夏]说当梅塔降神于普通人身上时,他会发出“嘶、嘶”[用力吸气]的声音。这显示他拥有被刺多次的印记。他死后化身为凶猛的邪灵。在甘丹寺,一位年轻僧人夜晚阅读经典时,常会看到一个巨大的念珠出现在他眼前,自己转动,还发出“迪、迪”的声音[数念珠的声音]。有些僧人则在阅读经典时,手中的经典被扯脱,并被抛到一边。

同样在甘丹寺,有一位名叫喇嘛拉或丹措丹贝的格西,他[然扎仁波切]无法清楚记得他的名字。在他的格西供养仪式上,就在汤面已经煮熟时,大锅中突然发出“嘶嘶”的 声音,汤面也瞬间化成水。当他拿着香绕行寺院时[供养结束后],格西拉哭了出来[因为对他 而言,那是不详的征兆]。

发生了许多恶兆之后,他们[孜布贝饶巴家族]邀请甘丹寺的一些僧人进行火供来降伏梅塔。僧人当中有一位叫格西阿嘉的仁波切(Geshe Agya Rinpoche),是一位大成就者。在他前往甘丹寺的途中,必须经过一个名为德钦藏巴的桥。就在他过桥前,梅塔供养他一部宗喀巴大师的经典 ,并请求阿嘉仁波切不要进行火供法会。阿嘉仁波切接着继续他的行程,却在德钦(Dechen)地区和贾米(Gyami)地区之间假装坠马,并说:“我不能降伏梅塔”,然后启程返回拉萨。

这之后,他们邀请了嘉杰色贡多杰羌。再一次,当色贡多杰羌即将经过德钦藏巴桥时,梅塔以一个男人的形象出现,供养色贡多杰羌一部宗喀巴大师的经典,并祈求色贡多杰羌不要进行火供法会。

孜布贝饶巴家族的其中一名成员曾三度邀请色贡多杰羌。在发出第二次邀请之后,色贡多杰羌从拉萨出发。在从拉萨前往孜布贝饶巴位于墨竹的家途中,他先拜访了仲杜达隆岩颇章,才继续行程前往孜布贝饶巴家。

那时候,梅塔突然降神在那个家庭的母亲身上。梅塔降神在这位母亲身上,说:“我的菩萨上师已经抵达了。”接着就向上师顶礼。色贡多杰羌为他传授关于因果业力和慈悲的教诲。教诲结束时,色贡多杰羌说:“你必须停止伤害众生,前往仲杜。我已经请求六臂大黑天护法给你安排了助理的任务。在前往该寺院的途中,你必须保持慈悲。”

至于路途中的食物,色贡多杰羌告诉梅塔:“带着这碗青稞酒上路。”然后,他并不把碗交给梅塔,反而将青稞酒倒在地上。然而青稞酒完全没有滴落地面,反而悬在空气中,飘出了室外,一滴都没滴落地上。现场许多人目睹了这个现象,无不感到惊讶。这之后,孜布贝饶巴家平静了很长一段时间。

隔了很长一段时间之后,梅塔再次给他们制造问题。色贡多杰羌当时正在山南地区。他前往孜布贝饶巴家的途中,必须在夜里穿越一座高山。当时天空突然出现一朵巨大乌云,并下起雨来。由于乌云密布,随从和弟子们无法看清楚前方的路,只看得到石块。队伍开始走散,但色贡多杰羌依然继续赶路,仿佛有人拖着马的缰绳在为他引路似的。抵达孜布贝饶巴家之后,色贡多杰羌给予一场关于伤害他人之业报及帮助他人之好处的开示。梅塔深受色贡多杰羌的忠告感动,发誓自己将不会再伤害任何人,他的心也转化成依止佛法的心。

色贡多杰羌建议当地人建立一所护法殿,并每天在那里进行日常祈愿。他还为梅塔撰写了一篇礼赞文。一位名叫喇嘛拉的人问色贡多杰羌:“在路途中,你所有的弟子都走散了,唯独你一个人可以在没有任何障碍的情况下继续行程。这是为什么?”色贡多杰羌回答喇嘛拉说:“是当坚噶瓦纳波(当坚护法/铁匠护法/骑羊护法)引导我。”色贡参夏听说过这件事。

色贡参夏听说在色贡多杰羌第三度降伏梅塔之后,梅塔就发誓不再制造伤害,并辞去大黑天护法[助理]的职务。他接着加入多杰雄登的曼达拉,成为多杰雄登的助理。

梅塔与色贡多杰羌有着密切的关系,也跟色贡参夏有良好的关系。每当色贡多杰羌的年幼转世顽皮时,梅塔就会在夜晚进入色贡参夏的梦里,告诉他年幼的转世做了些什么。那时候,色贡多杰羌住在甘丹和山南,而色贡参夏则住在拉萨。尽管距离遥远,梅塔依然会出现在他梦里。年幼的转世与助理们住在山南。这些助理时常拜访拉萨,向色贡参夏报告年幼转世的近况。然而,往往在他们向色贡参夏报告之前,色贡参夏就已经知道色贡多杰羌的近况。哲蚌嘉格西讲述了这件事。

以下内容由哲蚌嘉格西讲述。色贡参夏说,当色贡多杰羌住在色贡参夏位于拉萨的居所时,一名矮小赤脸的僧尼前来拜访他们,她是梅塔的神谕。她在那里住了好几天,但哲蚌嘉格西却未曾见过她降神。色贡参夏年轻时曾问过梅塔:“你过去如何伤害其他人?”梅塔最初不愿意回答,只是说:“我现在已经停止伤害人了。”后来,他说:“你那么坚持要我告诉你我过去所做过的事,难道你早已经知道了?譬如说,许多人曾经在一些聚会中突然死去,这就是我曾做过的事。在那些聚会中,当人们因娱乐而分心时,我就会去吸取他们脏器的精华。聚会之后,当他们回到家里,就会突然生病死去。要说我伤害他人,就是这个意思。”

色贡参夏担任达赖尊者的侍读时就住在诺布林卡里。他甚至在前往自己的房间之前,就已经感觉到有人指示他去那个房间,还向他打手势。有时候,当色贡参夏跟其他人产生误会时,梅塔会表现得生气。另一些时候, 色贡参夏会发现自己很难找到重要的物件,即使它们就在附近[仿佛视线被遮住了似的]。色贡参夏告诉然扎仁波切:“有时候梅塔会把我的私人物件藏起来,让我无法找到它们,使得我相当尴尬。”

 

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附录

虽然第穆仁波切的转世传承曾被禁,第十三世达赖尊者却承认和让他本身的侄儿丹增嘉措坐床,成为第十世第穆仁波切。在这一世,他在较年长的时候还俗,娶了一位曾当僧尼的明妃,并生下三个儿子,其中一位就是目前居住在美国的格勒仁波切。

第十世第穆仁波切丹增嘉措(左)和他的明妃(右)

第十世第穆仁波切丹增嘉措(左)和他的明妃(右)

尾注:

  1. 文中关于梅塔的描绘摘自:勒内·德·内贝斯基·沃杰科维茨(Rene de Nebesky-Wojkowitz)(1993.5), 《西藏的神灵和鬼怪》(Oracles and Demons of Tibet) (谢继胜译)。164页。西藏人民出版社。

资料来源:

  • 梅·戈尔斯坦,《西藏现代史(1913-1951)——喇嘛王国的覆灭》, 1994,中国藏学出版社 。
  • 勒内·德·内贝斯基·沃杰科维茨 ,《西藏的神灵和鬼怪》,1993.5,西藏人民出版社。
  • Dundun Namgyal Tsarong. In the Service of His Country: The Biography of Dasang Damdul Tsarong Commander General of Tibet. 2000, Snow Lion.

 
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  1. Pastor Shin Tan on May 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

    Beautiful billboard just came up in our hometown of Bentong where Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) in Malaysia is located. All of us in Bentong are warm, simple and very friendly people. Our beautiful billboard depicts Dorje Shugden statue in KFR and Dorje Shugden is a hero (pahlawan) and a powerful being from Tibet. He is highly respected for giving great inspirations and blessings from his life story.~Tsem Rinpoche- See more beautiful pictures- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4

    这个美丽的布告板刚在我们的家乡——文冬安装好。文冬是克切拉禅修林的所在地。我们文冬人热情、朴实和友善。我们美丽的布告板描绘着禅修林里的多杰雄登像,而多杰雄登是位英雄,也是一位来自西藏强大的守护者。从他的生平我们得知他因赐人加持和灵感而备受尊崇。詹仁波切- 点击链接查看更多图片: https://bit.ly/2ThOvVa

    Dorje Shugden billboard

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  2. Pastor Lanse on May 6, 2019 at 9:14 am

    梅塔护法的故事让我想起多杰雄登坛城另一位成员南喀巴津护法的故事。两者之间的共同点都是他们原本都是善良的人,却含冤而死。死后化身为厉鬼,引起系列问题,但由于本身生前对佛法的付出,他们都很幸运地被高僧发现,加以度化,并把他们收服为佛教护法。这两位护法之所以能够有如此的际遇,并不是偶然的,南喀巴津是一位认真的僧人,而梅塔则是一位拥有强烈上师依止心的弟子,正是因为他们生平所累积的这些功德,才让他们死后有这样的经历。此外,他们的故事也让我们看到,在死亡之际如果心怀嗔恨,就很难会摆脱化身厉鬼的命运,所以平日每一天的修持是极为重要的,因为在死前那一刻,我们未必如同自己以为的那样,能够如此平静淡然地面对死亡,很多时候需要外力的辅助来让我们有一个好的投生,而这正取决于平日累积的功德。

  3. Pastor Shin Tan on Dec 9, 2018 at 8:47 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

    https://video.tsemtulku.com/videouploads/comment-1544345059.mp4


  4. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 27, 2018 at 7:16 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

  5. Tsem Rinpoche on Nov 23, 2018 at 6:55 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

  6. Pastor Adeline Woon on Sep 24, 2018 at 3:03 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

  7. Joy Kam on Aug 13, 2018 at 1:07 am

    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

  8. Edward Ooi on Aug 10, 2018 at 7:10 am

    For the first time available, Dorje Shugden and his entourage of 32 asssistants 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 (Avalokitesvara, 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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  9. Pastor Adeline Woon on Jul 27, 2018 at 9:48 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

  10. Joy Kam on Jul 22, 2018 at 8:26 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.

  11. Valentina Suhendra on Oct 22, 2017 at 11:07 pm

    Great message every Tibetan especially must read!

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  12. Tsem Rinpoche on Jan 24, 2017 at 2:35 am

    Dear friends around the world, Here are more pictures of our one of a kind Methar statue in Kechara Forest Retreat-Bentong, Malaysia. As he belongs on the entourage of our powerful protector a beautiful statue was commissioned by myself for our main Dorje Shugden shrine here.

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  13. Yeo Kwai Gin on Dec 1, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    感恩仁波切的开示与分享 !

    读完文章后, 得知梅塔成为护法神前,他是丹杰林寺的库主,后来遭受残忍地杀害,最後成为一位佛教护法神。

    在当时噶厦(西藏地方政府)对丹杰林寺资产的觊觎和贪婪,以及对丹杰林寺成就的嫉妒,导致梅塔受尽各种折磨,包括活生生剥下梅塔的皮肤,再开膛破肚,然后以利器无数次刺向梅塔。但在承受这一切折磨的过程中,梅塔忆念自己的上师和丹杰林寺的护法喀切玛波,充分展现出过人的忠诚和依止心。
    梅塔对上师的依止心以及对寺院僧众的忠诚是值得让后人所敬佩的。
    尊贵的色贡多杰羌给梅塔传授关于加害众生恶业的恶果因缘,以及培养悲心的开示,而且梅塔心相续中有强烈的佛法印记,生前对自己的上师也非常依止,于是他回心转意,重新诚心信佛,并且愿意立下成为护持圣教的护法神之誓愿, 成就了护持佛法成长的梅塔护法神。
    我非常赞叹梅塔护法神对他的上师的那份坚定和坚持。

    感恩合十
    Yeo Kwai Gin

  14. Alice Tay on Dec 1, 2016 at 4:56 pm

    梅塔护法是多杰雄登之主要大臣喀切玛波的其中一个成员。在还未成为护法之前,他是丹杰林寺的库主。后来,西藏政府对丹杰林寺资产的觊觎和贪婪而试图从梅塔身上挖掘出丹杰林寺多年来所积累的一切资产的消息。然而,梅塔对上师的依止心及忠诚于寺院僧众,尽管饱受身心的折磨,他始终没有让他们得逞。由于梅塔心拥有强烈的佛法印记,以及生前非常依止上师再加上色贡多杰羌给他传授关于加害众生恶业的恶果为何,以及培养悲心的开示,这足以使他重新诚心信佛,并且愿意立下誓愿成为佛教的护法神。

    从这个故事中可以看出,要崛起成为一位佛教的护法神必定皈依佛法,相信佛法的教诲以及拥有慈悲心,目的只为了利益众生。

    感谢仁波切分享这位多杰雄登护法坛城的成员之一~梅塔护法,让我们受益无穷。

  15. June Kang on Oct 28, 2016 at 8:15 am

    我发现梅塔护法神的起源和杜固札巴坚赞的故事有很多相似之处,最令人感到不平的是两人都在西藏政府的暴政之下被当局逼害至死,它显示了西藏领导人滥用了权力的模式在不同的世纪里,而今天被称为藏人行政中央却在逼害多杰雄登修行者。

    最让我感动的是梅塔的是被虐待和折磨不是因为任何犯罪,而是因为他忠实于第九世第穆仁波切。梅塔对上师的过人的忠诚和依止心使他有足够的功德崛起成为一名佛教护法神。

    我喜欢的这个故事的另一个方面是色贡多杰羌只给梅塔佛法开示,即把他给降伏了,而不是以回遮仪式降伏他。

    这个故事加强人们看待上师依止心和佛法力量的重要。

  16. Jace Chong on Oct 25, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    感谢詹杜固仁波切与博客团队的努力和写作。这是一部非常有趣的历史故事。

    梅塔在世时对上师无尽依止,枉死后作恶多端,经过色贡多杰羌的循循教诲后誓愿不再伤害众生,并成为喀切马波的眷属之一,这看起来是峰回路转的结局。

    他的枉死过程相当残忍,就算修行再高,身为一位凡人也难免经历这般的折磨而感到愤怒。也许是他在生时造下的善业累积了功德,在色贡多杰羌第二次的劝导后及时忏悔并跟随上师的脚步,利益众生。

    这篇文章让我学习到,造再大的恶业也有机会忏悔并返回正途;这并不意味着我们可以肆无忌惮地随心所欲,而是每个人都有机会成佛。

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    Congrats to the writers team for coming out with the first publication of Kechara Comics title “Karuna Find A Way”. I did enjoyed reading this comic . Its fantastic I could only say.
    Thank you Rinpoche and writers for this wonderful sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/karuna-finds-a-way.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 04:13 PM
    The true guru helps us open the channel to our own wisdom and discover our guru within. Guru is the one who teaches us and shows us the path to liberation. It’s very important for us to hold on the commitment to our root teacher, who taught us the practices nor matter what happens. Rinpoche has since holding on to it showing a deep guru devotion to his root teacher……HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche who gave Rinpoche the practice of Dorje Shugden.
    Many highly attained Lamas such as HH Kyabje Pabongka Dorje Chang, HH Kyabje Trijang Dorje Chang, HH Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang teaches has since practiced, received the practice and taught thousands of Lamas the lineage and the meditation of Dorje Shugden . They cannot be wrong . Dorje Shugden is not an evil spirit but a Protector.
    Due to the ban, families , monasteries and many more has suffered, denied services to hospital, schools , attending events talks and so forth. It’s sad many families and monasteries are torn apart by this. There is more than enough evidence that there is no religious freedom or true democracy within Tibetan society which the Tibetan Learership has denied it.
    Interesting read of all the examples of what the Tibetan leadership had said , Dorje Shugden harms the Dalai Lama, and the people, all these is definitely not true. HH Dalai Lama the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people is in fact Avalokiteshvara (Chenrezig). It is impossible that HH Dalai Lama and anyone could be harmed by Dorje Shugden. Every one should be respected one and other even though they are from different religions and faith. Everyone should be given religious freedom to choose what they believe and pray . Showing compassion, love, tolerance and understanding among all people is a good choice , to live in a peaceful and harmony environment. The Tibetan Leardership (CTA) should not discriminate anyone and not be bias against someone due to their religion.
    The truth is the truth and must be reveal to all. May the ban on Dorje Shugden soon be lifted. A clear explanation tells all by Rinpoche.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this details write up.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/are-the-high-lamas-of-tibet-impotent-in-the-face-of-dorje-shugden

  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:21 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 5 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some of us.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 5 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 5’s strength and weakness and also for the opposite number. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2Y9qwgq
  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:17 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 4 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some of us.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 4 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 4’s strength and weakness and also for the another number which is for the opposite gender. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2JF7kiF
  • Ummamageswari
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 03:13 PM
    Thank you so much for this article. This article is mainly about the life path number 3 compatibility which is related to numerology-based relationship compatibility where it is believed by some.

    This article show the compatibility for this life path number 3 with number 1 to 33 and at the same time this article reveals the number 3’s strength and weakness and also for the another number which is their partner. Thank you.

    Read more: https://bit.ly/2JMLF77
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:11 PM
    Supriyono lived in a village in Indonesia’s East Java Province. In early October 2011, he dreamt of a bluish-red dragon surrounding his village before it finally dived into an old well. Supriyono took the dream as a sign and located the old well in the Brahu Temple complex in the Trowulan sub-district of East Java Province.

    On 11th October 2011, Supriyono climbed down the well and found a beautiful White Tara statue, coins, and golden stones from the Majapahit Empire (1293-1500 CE). He contacted the collector Johan Yan through his friend to see if he was interested in any of the items found. On 26th March 2012, Johan Yan became the owner of the White Tara statue.

    Read more about this story at https://bit.ly/2puWEZe
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:08 PM
    In order for KFR to truly become a place of healing, His Eminence the 25th Tsem Rinpoche has conceived a number of ideas including the newly-opened Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain. Embedded within the fountain are semi-precious stones that were especially consecrated by Dorje Shugden while in trance of the Panglung Oracle; His Holiness Trijang Chocktrul Rinpoche, widely accepted to be a living emanation of Vajrayogini; our own Tsem Rinpoche and His Eminence Gangchen Rinpoche, an emanation of Medicine Buddha himself. When the water runs over these stones, it becomes charged with the healing properties of the stones and imbued with its blessings.

    Check out more about this Healing Fountain at Kechara Forest Retreat at https://bit.ly/2CtVQNk
  • nicholas
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 01:02 PM
    The Cittamani Tara cycle of teachings in the Gelug tradition is a unique lineage of Tara’s practice that is based on the pure vision of the great Tara-siddha Takpu Gargyi Chokyi Wangchuk. This great master had pure visions of Tara and received the initiation and commentary of the practice directly from her.

    Learn more about Cittamani Tara here: https://bit.ly/2Mq3kpa
  • Sofi
    Thursday, Jul 18. 2019 11:07 AM
    The 4th Zhabdrung Rinpoche of Bhutan and Dorje Shugden

    Zhabdrung Ngawang Namgyal, the 17th Century master who rose to become the supreme authority throughout Bhutan, both in the secular and spiritual domains, and unified the country as a single nation-state.

    Read more of interesting Bhutan history: http://bit.ly/32zy6Az
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:41 PM
    It is true that comics are not heavy thick books but they are a wonderful educational medium to bring people deep into teaching of Dharma . Thank you for sharing the first publication of Kechara Comics title “Karuna Find A Way”. Wonderful and a great idea to deliver a beautiful message which is easy to understand and enjoy reading by many level of people.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:07 PM
    The Dorje Shugden controversy has been going for over two decades. Our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche is one of the many who specks out openly about this issue publicly. Having the courage, brave and honest to explain the truth to those who did not understand the whole situation.
    The Dorje Shugden’s practice have been given to Rinpoche by his root teacher Kyabje Zong Rinpoche, for spiritual purposes. Dorje Shugden is an enlightened Dharma Protector who manifested about 400 years ago from a lineage of erudite masters. Over these years many erudite masters, monks, lamas have been practicing over decades before the ban. Rinpoche has been patiently over the years to provide accurate knowledge about Dorje Shugden across the globe. These truths must be reveal to all. The truth is the truth. It has proven that the practise Dorje Shugden, we do not go to the lower realms. Many highly attained lamas practised Dorje Shugden till the end of his life and has since reincarnated back . They have even composed prayers to Dorje Shugden, give Dorje Shugden initiation, give teachings and promote Dorje Shugden as well. They believe that they will not go to the three lower realms, and will definitely reincarnate into another human form to be recognized, enthroned and continue turning the wheel of Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting and details write up for us to understand better.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/the-reasons-why-people-who-practice-dorje-shugden-do-not-go-to-the-three-lower-realms
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 05:05 PM
    Reincarnation is religious concept that the non-physical essence of a living being starts a new life in a different physical body after biological death. Reincarnation do definitely exist and I do believe . There are scientific proof that shows reincarnation is real and there a number of proven case. Reincarnation facts has proven by science and historically and is regarded by many religions. It is believed that the biological death does not destroy the soul, the soul comes back to earth in a different form, in a different body. In Tibetan Buddhism it is considered common, where there is many highly attained lamas has reincarnated back over and over again. One such example was His Holiness Zong Rinpoche. Interesting watch and I do pick new knowledge from there.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/interesting-reincarnation-video
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jul 17. 2019 04:37 PM
    Situation may change but Karma is constantly recording and waiting for the right chance to strike back.We should think about others when we make our decisions
    The decision we take should not inconvenient the people around us especially our family and friends.Thank you very much for this meaningful article and teaching.

    Read more : https://bit.ly/2Ggamrk

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    Join Tsem Rinpoche in prayer for H.H. Dalai Lama’s long life~ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gYy7JcveikU&feature=youtu.be
  • These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
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    These people going on pilgrimage to a holy mountain and prostrating out of devotion and for pilgrimage in Tibet. Such determination for spiritual practice. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
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    Beautiful new casing in Kechara for Vajra Yogini. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
    3 months ago
    Get ready to laugh real hard. This is Kechara’s version of “Whatever Happened to Baby Jane!” We have some real talents in this video clip.
  • Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
    4 months ago
    Recitation of Dorje Dermo‘s mantra or the Dharani of Glorious Vajra Claws. This powerful mantra is meant to destroy all obstacles that come in our way. Beneficial to play this mantra in our environments.
  • Beautiful
    4 months ago
    Beautiful
    Beautiful sacred Severed Head Vajra Yogini from Tsem Rinpoche's personal shrine.
  • My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
  • Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
    4 months ago
    Plse watch this short video and see how all sentient beings are capable of tenderness and love. We should never hurt animals nor should we eat them. Tsem Rinpoche
  • Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
    5 months ago
    Cruelty of some people have no limits and it’s heartbreaking. Being kind cost nothing. Tsem Rinpoche
  • SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    6 months ago
    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
    Tsem Rinpoche's dog Oser girl enjoying her snack in her play pen.
  • Cute!
    6 months ago
    Cute!
    Oser girl loves the balcony so much. - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTcoWpKJm2c
  • Uncle Wong
    6 months ago
    Uncle Wong
    We were told by Uncle Wong he is very faithful toward Dorje Shugden. Dorje Shugden has extended help to him on several occasions and now Uncle Wong comes daily to make incense offerings to Dorje Shugden. He is grateful towards the help he was given.
  • Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
    6 months ago
    Tsem Rinpoche’s Schnauzer Dharma boy fights Robot sphere from Arkonide!
  • Cute baby owl found and rescued
    7 months ago
    Cute baby owl found and rescued
    We rescued a lost baby owl in Kechara Forest Retreat.
  • Nice cups from Kechara!!
    7 months ago
    Nice cups from Kechara!!
    Dorje Shugden people's lives matter!
  • Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
    7 months 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.
    7 months 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.
  • This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    2 yearss ago
    This topic is so hot in many circles right now.
    This video is thought-provoking and very interesting. Watch! Thanks so much to our friends at LIVEKINDLY.
  • Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
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    Chiropractic CHANGES LIFE for teenager with acute PAIN & DEAD LEG.
  • BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
    2 yearss ago
    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
  • Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
    2 yearss ago
    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
  • Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
    2 yearss ago
    Do psychic mediums have messages from beyond?
  • Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
  • This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    2 yearss ago
    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
    she received “one last visit from an old friend” 💔💔
  • Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
    2 yearss ago
    Bigfoot sighted again and made it to the news.
  • Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
    2 yearss ago
    Casper is such a cute and adorable. I like him.
  • Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant  Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
    2 yearss ago
    Dorje Shugden Monastery Amarbayasgalant Mongolia's Ancient Hidden Gem
  • Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
    2 yearss ago
    Don't you love Hamburgers? See how 'delicious' it is here!
  • Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
    2 yearss ago
    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
  • What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    2 yearss ago
    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
    Sick animals are more profitable... farms calculate how close to death they can keep animals without killing them. That's the business model. How quickly they can be made to grow, how tightly they can be packed, how much or how little can they eat, how sick they can get without dying... We live in a world in which it's conventional to treat an animal like a block of wood. ~ Jonathan Safran Foer
  • This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
    2 yearss ago
    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
  • SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    2 yearss ago
    SEE HOW THIS ANIMAL SERIAL KILLER HAS NO ISSUE BLUDGEONING THIS DEFENSELESS BEING.
    This happens daily in slaughterhouse so you can get your pork and Bak ku teh. Stop eating meat.

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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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These are some of the food distribution photos taken from our kitchen last Saturday. We thanked all volunteers who have come to help for the preparation since 3pm. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teacher Julie taught children Nagomi Art and they love it. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - Children volunteered in Kechara Soup Kitchen. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- Fun activity in camp. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback - DIY soap making activity. Lin Mun KSDS
Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback- KSDS camp in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
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A simple but meaningful way to spend the weekend liberating birds. Animals deserve lots of love, care and freedom too. Through them, we learn to be more compassionate! ~Kechara Penang Study Group Jacinta
Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
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Some members from Kechara Penang Study Group get together to do a Dorje Shugden puja this afternoon. Join us if you're in Penang next time. ~KPSG Jacinta
Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
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Today we received a lot recycling items from the public. Thanks for supporting us always. KEP-Serena
Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
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Today we are doing recycling at Kechara Soup Kitchen. KEP-Serena
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 1st Prize Winner is Stella Cheang. Congratulations! Stella wins a Dorje Shugden Puja worth RM400 + Dorje Shugden pendant on black onyx. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
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Winners for Blog Chat Quiz in June 2019: 2nd Prize Winner is Wylfred Ng. Congratulations! Wylfred wins a Gyenze pendant + Original Red Crystal incense. (Joy - Blog chat moderator)
How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
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How to Clear Spirit Disturbances by Pastor Chia Today at 9:30 PM – 11 PM in Kechara House, PJ
Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
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Join us for the annual Ullambana Festival on Saturday August 10th at Kechara Forest Retreat and make the most of the auspicious Ullambana month. PROGRAMME: 9:00am – Opening speech & Dharma sharing 9:30am – Grand Ullambana Gyenze Puja for good fortune, long life & merits 12:15pm – Free vegetarian lunch 2:00pm – Grand Ullambana Trakze Puja for protection & blessings 5:00pm – End The highlight of the Ullambana Festival is two powerful & extensive pujas that will be performed according to the tradition of Gaden Monastery. We've also prepared a wide selection of traditional offerings to send bountiful merits to the people who matter in your life. Don't miss this opportunity to bring tremendous benefits to your dearly departed as well as those who are still with you. For more information on the Ullambana Festival and Ullambana offerings, please get in touch with us at +609 221 5600, +603 7803 3908, +6012 987 3908 (WhatsApp only), care@kechara.com or visit our online partner
Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
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Join us this weekend for SPIRITUAL SATURDAY in Kechara Forest Retreat! SATURDAY, 13 JULY 9.00 am: Cook for the community - salted eggs & pineapple jam 11.00 am: Book Club - Compassion Conquers All (Eng) / Time To Wake Up (Chi) 12.30 pm: Lunch INTERESTED? To RSVP your place (and your meal!), contact us: +6017 965 9484 (WhatsApp) retreat@kechara.com See all July activities: bit.ly/2FCrJm6
In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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In our Johor Bahru office, our single mother trainees get busy to do up the products taught to them by our #volunteers while their children were given additional tuition classes in another room. ~ Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
2 weeks ago
How To Clear Disturbances by Pastor Niral - Monday 8. July 2019 at 9:30pm in Kechara House, Jalan PJU 1/3G, SunwayMas Commercial Centre 47301 Petaling Jaya
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
2 weeks ago
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Kechara Pastor Tat Ming is conducting a blessing prayer for a traveling tour bus at our holy place, Kechara Forest Retreat. By Pastor Yek Yee, shared by Pastor Antoinette
Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers went to recce the Farm in the City before the outing with students. Lin Mun KSDS
Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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Teachers and students do mantra recitation together before the start of dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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