10 Choices You Will Regret 10 Year Later

Jul 2, 2016 | Views: 1,616

As a Dharma teacher, I have met many different people throughout the years. And almost everyone I meet has experienced regret at some point in their lives, some more than others. Some have achieved their goals of wealth and fortune, others have found fame and renown, and many have lived ordinary lives with family and friends surrounding them. Yet, no matter how successful, famous, wealthy, etc they are, everyone has something they wished they could change or could do differently, if they had the chance… For some, life had even become meaningless.

I have explained many times that regret stems from repeated actions of practicing the eight worldly Dharmas and clinging onto the three poisons of samsara. When we practice and habituate ourselves in these negative traits for many years, as the days pass we become more egocentric, more self-absorbed, more lazy, more self cherishing… And when we look back at all the time we have spent which did not add real value to our lives or to other people’s lives, we feel that we have wasted our time… and that brings about a deep feeling of regret, because deep down inside, we realize that we did not use our limited time in this life well. Regret is helpful but not the only answer, but change is. To change what we regret about.

So when I read this article about ’10 choices you will regret in 10 years’, I wanted to share this with everyone. I believe many of us will be able to relate to the advice given here as these are common mistakes we make all the time. Don’t regret later, please read the article now and make the choices that are right for you. I wish everyone well and keep up at transformations because you are worth it.

Tsem Rinpoche

 


10 Choices You Will Regret In 10 Years

 

“If only…” These two words paired together create one of the saddest phrases in the English language.

Here are ten choices that ultimately lead to this phrase of regret, and how to elude them:

 

1.  Wearing a mask to impress others. 

If the face you always show the world is a mask, someday there will be nothing beneath it.  Because when you spend too much time concentrating on everyone else’s perception of you, or who everyone else wants you to be, you eventually forget who you really are.  So don’t fear the judgments of others; you know in your heart who you are and what’s true to you.  You don’t have to be perfect to impress and inspire people.  Let them be impressed and inspired by how you deal with your imperfections.

 

2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you. 

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are; the second greatest is being happy with what you find.  A big part of this is your decision to stay true toyour own goals and dreams.  Do you have people who disagree with you?  Good.  It means you’re standing your ground and walking your own path.  Sometimes you’ll do things considered crazy by others, but when you catch yourself excitedly losing track of time, that’s when you’ll know you’re doing the right thing.

 

3. Keeping negative company. 

Don’t let someone who has a bad attitude give it to you.  Don’t let them get to you.  They can’t pull the trigger if you don’t hand them the gun.  When you remember that keeping the company of negative people is a choice, instead of an obligation, you free yourself to keep the company of compassion instead of anger, generosity instead of greed, and patience instead of anxiety.

 

4. Being selfish and egotistical. 

A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone.  Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired.  So carve your name on hearts, not stone.  What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.

 

5. Avoiding change and growth. 

If you want to know your past look into your present conditions.  If you want to know your future look into your present actions.  You must let go of the old to make way for the new; the old way is gone, never to come back.  If you acknowledge this right now and take steps to address it, you will position yourself for lasting success.

 

6. Giving up when the going gets tough. 

There are no failures, just results.  Even if things don’t unfold the way you had expected, don’t be disheartened or give up.  Learn what you can and move on.  The one who continues to advance one step at a time will win in the end.  Because the battle is always won far away and long before the final victory.  It’s a process that occurs with small steps, decisions, and actions that gradually build upon each other and eventually lead to that glorious moment of triumph.

 

7. Trying to micromanage every little thing. 

Life should be touched, not strangled.  Sometimes you’ve got to relax and let life happen without incessant worry and micromanagement.  Learn to let go a little before you squeeze too tight.  Take a deep breath.  When the dust settles and you can once again see the forest for the trees, take the next step forward.  You don’t have to know exactly where you’re going to be headed somewhere great.  Everything in life is in perfect order whether you understand it yet or not.  It just takes some time to connect all the dots.

 

8. Settling for less than you deserve. 

Be strong enough to let go and wise enough to wait for what you deserve.  Sometimes you have to get knocked down lower than you have ever been to stand up taller than you ever were before.  Sometimes your eyes need to be washed by your tears so you can see the possibilities in front of you with a clearer vision again.  Don’t settle.

 

9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow. 

The trouble is, you always think you have more time than you do.  But one day you will wake up and there won’t be any more time to work on the things you’ve always wanted to do.  And at that point you either will have achieved the goals you set for yourself, or you will have a list of excuses for why you haven’t.

 

10. Being lazy and wishy-washy. 

The world doesn’t owe you anything, you owe the world something.  So stop daydreaming and start DOING.  Develop a backbone, not a wishbone.  Take full responsibility for your life – take control.  You are important and you are needed.  It’s too late to sit around and wait for somebody to do something someday.  Someday is now; the somebody the world needs is YOU.

 

[Extracted from: http://www.livebuddhism.com/2014/06/ten-choices-you-will-regret-in-10-years.html]

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  1. yin ping on Jul 24, 2019 at 3:13 am

    As time goes by, our life becomes more and more difficult. The biggest challenges aren’t someone else but ourselves.

    We can either focus on what is tearing us apart, or what is keeping us together. Have the courage to push harder fighting our ego to transform our mind. Soon we can achieve more than we could ever imagine.

  2. Katie Choong on Apr 11, 2019 at 11:25 pm

    Good reminders for a good change. One will never be able to make a change in life until he/she changes something he/she does daily. I strongly believe that the secret of success is found in daily routine. Be open minded and start NOW.

  3. Julia Tan on Mar 31, 2019 at 12:25 am

    What was mentioned above was my daily practice until I met Rinpoche in my mid 30s. When you are in front of your Guru, you are basically has no chance to hide away anything from his wisdom eyes. No matter how hard you tried. Even though sometime i thought i did get away but actually i didn’t. At some points i have came to realise that it was just my very kind Guru letting me win because of my huge ego. Rinpoche’s words loud and clear, woke me up many times and pushing me to move forward.

    My gratitude to Rinpoche for hooking me up from indulging in those 10 regrets. This is what Rinpoche is doing for countless people daily. Rinpoche’s life story itself is a very good teaching for us. Rinpoche showed us what we can achieve when we chose to control and be responsible for our own lives.

    The Promise – https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/tsem-rinpoches-inspiring-biography-now-in-ebook-format.html

  4. June Kang on Mar 27, 2019 at 8:05 am

    Absolute truth, and definitely what most of us needed. I believe these are the biggest factor between average and highly successful peoples. This is all about the choices we make the first thing we wake up in the morning, and little by little become our life and we regret. Regrets can either suck away our present happiness and restrict our future, or motivate us to move forward. Is a choice again. Someone told me this that I think is also good to remind us is our daily life “Are you a person make things happen or watch things happen or wonder what happened”. Just put this 10 points into practice before regret.

  5. Justin on Mar 27, 2019 at 8:00 am

    The worst thing to happen is most times, we know all the quotes up there very well but often didn’t put to practice. Thats what causing us to be suffering in the first place.

  6. Mingwen on Mar 27, 2019 at 7:44 am

    If not now, when?
    [/b]– Tsem Rinpoche[/b]

    A power quote that I got from H.E Tsem Rinpoche which has become a powerful reminder of life for me. Life is short & death is certain, when is not. If we don’t change or do something to be better now, the “later” we used to plan will rarely happen.

  7. Andrea Lai on Mar 27, 2019 at 12:54 am

    I’m sure everybody made mistakes in their lives. When we realized we made a wrong thing or choice, we start feeling regret. Many people intend hiding this guilt by ignoring or blame on others of the cause. As this attitude worsen, we became more unhappy, angersome and the character starts to stays in.
    How to overcome regrets? We need to be honest to ourselves, understand our mistakes, accept and make a change. Cultivating positive thoughts or creating a happy environment around us may be a good kick-start.

  8. Tek Lee on Mar 27, 2019 at 12:50 am

    Almost everybody in the world did or does one of the choices mentioned above. We tend to come across many people around us who’s still carrying at least one of the choices. As long as we practice our dharma well, and stay our mind clear, we won’t be easily got influenced by any of them. Even though we still carry one of the choices, or even more than one of them, by regretting won’t help us to achieve anything, change and move on, is the only way that enable us to become a better person.

  9. Pastor Henry Ooi on Mar 27, 2019 at 12:21 am

    Quote:
    ‘Regret is helpful but not the only answer, but change is. To change what we regret about.’
    Unquote.

    Short and powerful. We keep falling into the hole again and again, and each time it gets harder and harder to climb out. We have to do our best to avoid the hole.

  10. Vivian Ong on Mar 27, 2019 at 12:09 am

    I think Dharma is the most important thing to overcome all these choices that make us regret later. By having Dharma, we will try to think and see things from different angle. We will also try to contemplate on the situation that happen and resolve it in the best manner. We might also think why we are always caught up in a situation and when we re-think and contemplate, it might be our karma manifesting. Hence, we need to do the necessary so that it will not happen again on us.

  11. pammie yap on Mar 26, 2019 at 11:11 pm

    We should not just stop at mistakes nor regrets. Instead we should pick ourselves up and think of the mistakes or what went wrong. From there, we can learn and improve ourselves. Lets not get stuck with the past and blame everyone else for the choices we made. Look forward and think what we want to do for our future where we can look back and be proud. We must be able to accept and analyse when we are put down or criticised. We are the choices we make and nobody can force us to do what we do not want. The above article is short, concise, easy to understand and contemplate. Good to remind ourselves from time to time.

  12. Datuk May on Mar 26, 2019 at 10:16 pm

    Regrets are the things in living that will constantly haunt us. Having regrets can be good if we do not let them tie us down and bind us to become depressed and unable to move forward.

    Most of the 10 illustrations of regret have been experienced by most people, it is choices how to overcome regrets that makes living challenging and exciting.

    Being regretful is a choice and learning from regrets of what we have done badly or dissatisfactory, we can also make the choice to not do the same and have a new insight to all people, events and things.

    Live with the choice to change ourselves so that we have results that will not cause harm to others and to regret later.

    Live not in the past nor the future but only in the moment of now to create satisfaction and not regrets.

  13. nicholas on Mar 20, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    The 10 choices are really powerful and it’s what we are doing everyday whether we realise it. It’s always the matter of choice. It can be a choice to hide ourselves and stay stagnant in our comfort zone or to expand ourselves to explore the unknown which in turn open our mind to learn more and make a different for our future.

    We should be in control of our life and make a choice that we want to make a better change for our future. ‘There are no failures, just result.’ This is really impactful for me. We are so fear of failure and it stop us from moving forward. I think we have to put away of people’s judgement as what important is we should be in control of our life and action. We should be fearless to try and explore and just keep moving. There will be people talking around us whether we do it. Since this is the case we my as well just do it and learn along the journey. We may fall and may be criticize but at least we try and learn instead of sitting, doing nothing and just leave our life in the dark and keep seeing people around us moving on. Eventually we will be in depression by our own action and turn our way to a negative route by developing anger, jealousy, hatred and much more negative action.

    Everyone deserve to live their life meaningfully but it takes courage to make the choice.

  14. Weixian on Sep 22, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    This article remind me to be a true man to my families, my friends and to everyone. I should pay more attention on what is valuable in my life. Thanks

  15. Joey Tan on Jul 10, 2017 at 11:03 pm

    A good reminder to me and everyone. Thus, it is our choice to act upon it or will regret later on. I agreed with the choice number one which is the ‘wearing mask to impress others’, there are many types of people out there so in my opinion always be who you are and happy in whatever we are doing with right motivation. Thanks Rinpoche for the article.

  16. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 12, 2016 at 4:02 am

    These are practical advise so we won’t live a life that we regret. One of the core ingredients of living a life without regret is to continuously learn and grow. If learning stops then we are but a living corpse, who just get by.

  17. CK Leong on Aug 24, 2016 at 11:38 pm

    “There are no failures. just results’. This is so true for all of us. We are so fearful of failures, our ego cannot stand the embarrassment when others find out we made a mistake, we was not correct. Therefore we never made the move, pull the trigger, frozen with indecision, inaction and as time goes by, it get worse, it gets too late, we fire fight..This phrase is so useful and powerful to share..It empowers us to just do it and not wait for perfect solution and learn as we go along. Sometimes is better to ask for forgiveness and not permissions..

  18. Ng Jesvin on Aug 21, 2016 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Firstly this article has rang a bell for me. Yes we are human being and everyone is imperfect so why we stress on ourself on gaining the “perfection” thinking that it can impress and inspire people? Why not we change our perception and let them be impressed and inspired by how we deal with our imperfections.

    There is no need for someone to tell us who we are. We should discover who ourselves and be happy with what we find.

    I totally agree with Rinpoche that we must let go of the old to make way for the new; the old way is gone, never to come back. If we acknowledge this right now and take steps to address it, we will position ourselves for a lasting success.

    I am happily to share with Rinpoche that yes, I am making the change step by step.

    With the daily sadhana my life become lighter, when I face difficult situation my emotion become stable than my previous days and the stability always leads me to the solution although sometimes it couldn’t create a win win situation but most of the time it ended with minimum hurt and argument.

    Finally, thank you Rinpoche for the Dharma teaching, your talk, your articles, your books and your sharing always inspired me and motivated me to continue on the path to seek for spiritual practice. Thank you.

    Humbly with love and folded hand ,
    Ng Jesvin

  19. ckleong on Aug 20, 2016 at 12:27 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing these good reminders. I like the part where its says ” there are no failures, just results”. So often we afraid to move on and make decision and pull the trigger. Normally out of fear of getting blame and other see our true weaknesses, when the only weaknesses is ourselves. I had save these and will look at it once a while .. I also shared these out with my colleagues. my friends and my children. I think we all need to be reminded once in a while and be encourage by these..Thank you Rinpoche

  20. Fong on Aug 20, 2016 at 12:05 am

    So long as we learn from any actions however bad the consequence or results are, then it is not a loss or failure. So, fear of failure that holds back anyone from taking that step forward is nothing but another mundane concern. They are still very attached to their ego fulfilling the expectations and perceptions of other people around them. Once the expectations are put aside, then there is only the neutral effect of results, then there is no failure.
    Thank you, Rinpoche for sharing this article to let us reflect on our lives so far and enable us to contemplate on our choices for a change.

  21. yikming on Aug 19, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks Guru for the sharing, this will serve as a reminder for us. We sometimes tend to be so absorb with the life activity we need to step back and reflect often. Our hope is to live our life without regrets. Thanks again for the sharing Guru. _/|\_

  22. Choong on Aug 19, 2016 at 10:21 pm

    We all have been and will be in this boat at one time or another, and frequently too.

    This article argues well to remind us to move on to being of service to others while we are still able to, and to get rid of our bad habits.
    Do it and there will be no regrets.

    I also like the part where it says that there is no such thing as failure, only results. This is very deep thinking.

    To have the results, one has to create the causes. If one does not create the causes, there is no failure, just no results that’s all.

    Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting this very thoughtful article.

  23. graceleong on Aug 18, 2016 at 11:46 pm

    All regrets stem from the negative karma resulting from our deadly poisons of ignorance, anger, attachments, pride, jealousy and doubts.For those who may have the great fortune to meet the Dharma at a young age, may have none or less regrets in life. Dharma is the potent medicine to all the points mentioned in this article. First and foremost we will need to have the realisation of our negativity before any anti-dote (regret is one) can be effective. Upon realisation and application of an antidote, our negativities can be purified.
    The examples above are very common and real and many of us have or will face them. Thank you Rinpoche for highlighting it to help us avoid or deal with these challenges in life.

  24. Lum Kok Luen on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Your teaching never cease to amaze me. We are so, so fortunate to have come to you and receive all these teachings from you. Through your compassion and unending love for us, that we can connect with your Eminence again in this life.

    I have been very guilty of all the 10 negative traits over the last 40+ years. And I must admit that looking back, these are the behaviors that have caused me to regret so many actions in my life that I cannot correct and make amends. I can only move forward by avoiding to commit again those past actions through being aware of these beautiful 10 choices that I can make and take.

    Thank you again from the bottom of my heart.

    May you have long life, stable health and continue to teach the Dharma.

    Humbly yours,
    Lum Kok Luen

  25. sonny tan on Aug 17, 2016 at 12:34 pm

    Part of this article really shows us some of our true characters whether we care to admit it or not, some are cleverly hidden while others are exposed inadvertently. I must add that at some point in my life I would regularly hide my real self not wanting to expose much because of fears that these people would enter my private life and get to see the real me that I would rather hide. It is not that I have done something wrong but more to make a good impression of which was not the real me. It is rather a fictitious me that I regularly displayed to the outside world.
    My ostentatious character would later in my life surfaced and reveals itself after going deep into meditation and with so many unpleasant episodes that happened in my life, it is just like someone splashing cold water on you and says ‘wake up’. It finally dawn on me and made me realized that it was not really me that the outside world are seeing but an ambiguous personality that I wantonly, explicitly and consciously designed to deceive others.
    It was through one of my spiritual awakening learning Buddhism that woke me up and made me realize that fooling oneself is not enough but to fool the whole world is tantamount to creating a false identity. Later on it also made me realize that it is depriving me of the potentiality of delving deep into myself to explore the inherent Buddha nature of our self. I have been to me in this journey and made me become the real me. Be what you are and not what you are not.

  26. Jill Yam on Aug 10, 2016 at 7:32 pm

    The 10 choices above should be the most popular excuses that we give to ourselves when things are not what we expected or when things don’t go the way we want it to be.

    Hopefully with these tips in mind I won’t make mistakes or regrets
    What if…… Life is full of what ifs. When we made a decision we must take the responsibility ourselves and not regret later on.
    We have to learn from our mistakes and move on in life.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

    Jill Yam

  27. Anne Ong on Aug 3, 2016 at 10:12 pm

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for sharing this article and useful motivation tips. Makes us think positively about ourselves. Have more self confidence.Let go and move on.And remember to count our blessings.

  28. Wah Ying on Jul 29, 2016 at 11:12 pm

    I think one of the most frequent words come out from us or cross in our mind is “If I could…it would be better..”, “If I could turn back the time, I would..”…I would have this kinds of thinking some of times..it’s really too bad, because time is the thing you cannot turn it back when it slipped away…Instead of keep regretting, it would be better to let go the yesterdays, and live the todays and tommorows the way we wish we should be, could be better to live with 🙂 Learn from our yesterdays, refrain to repeat any stupid things we have done before, may be is one of the way we did not regret again today and tommorow. I beleive, by applying Lord Buddha’s teachings in our daily life, we sure have less regret and gain more spiritually and in everything we do or we wish for. 🙂

  29. Sharon Ong on Jul 28, 2016 at 12:20 am

    Living with regrets is one of the saddest, if not depressing, things in life as regrets have a way of haunting us time and again. I have made many stupid decisions when I was younger that I truly regretted later on. So, these days, when I make decisions I try to make a decision that I will not regret later. With these 10 tips, I am sure I will be able to make better decisions that will save me from unnecessary regrets.

    Thank you for posting these 10 tips. As simple as they seem to be, many of us are guilty of them, knowingly or otherwise.

  30. Navina on Jul 19, 2016 at 11:52 am

    I think it is true, but it is not worth to think about it all time, because there will always something you might regret in the future. You should think about what you do, but it’s not always possible to see the results of your choice. Sometimes you have to risk something to reach what you want, even if you could regret it when it did not work out.

  31. Colin Tan on Jul 13, 2016 at 11:56 am

    Thank you for a great article sharing. Wearing a mask is a very common practice to protect ourselves in the society. We’re taught that we need to be nice to others, till we tend to hide our true self and forget who we really are. We try to go along with our friends as we’re afraid that they might unfriend us if we disagree with them. We tend to hide our real feelings as we’re afraid that others might not like us if we express our deep feeling. Therefore what we show to the world most of the time is just a disguise to protect us from being hurt or dislike. The fear of not belong and the fear of not being loved has deterred us from being true to others. We never get true friendship or relationship with this mask on and we’ll get tired of this pretended self eventually. Have we ever pondered over taking off the mask and facing the fear? It takes courage to face the fear and the feeling underneath. We can learn to accept our true self, our feeling even though they are not as perfect as we want it to be. We will find out who we really are and be truly free when we finally let go of all the stories, lies and disguise.

    There is another fear we face in life, fear of losing control. This can be seen when we try to manage every single thing in our lives. If we can learn to accept everything in life with gratitude and appreciation, we will understand that everything in life happens for a reason. If we can let go of control, not wanting things happen our way and accept life as it is, we will be more relax & happier.

  32. Joy Kam on Jul 13, 2016 at 4:25 am

    This should be my mantra… ” We Don’t Grow When Things are Easy; We Grow When we Face Challenges” and indeed I couldn’t agree more, even though I may at times dislike it and prefer to just stick to my lazy comfort zone. But once I accept and just embrace the challenge and tell myself, look I won’t die from it because I am a survivor, that I realise it is exactly what I needed as I needed to learn something from it.

    Also this post reminds me to be grateful and count my blessings that I have amazing supportive friends all my life who have guided me one way or another. Now I am fortunate enough to have spiritual friends as well an amazingly precious teacher to show me the way to amend my bad habits and stop the much regrets. So the honours is on me to do the right thing for myself because in the end it is going to be my journey, and I am the one who has to walk it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this positive reminder post which I can come back to whenever I need a wake up call. Much appreciated! Fabulous short positive post that transcends all religion.

  33. Elisha on Jul 12, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    We should think twice before we do something because we might regret over our actions forever.

    • Joy Kam on Jul 13, 2016 at 1:31 am

      Dear Elisha,

      Thank you for visiting H.E. Tsem Rinpoche’s blog and thank you for your truthful comment.

      I couldn’t agree with you more on this! I must admit that I have definitely done much share of actions which I regret later. However, it is fortunate for some of us to have good friends, mentors, teachers and influences in our life to give us guidance and often help us back on track whenever we go off track, but what about those who don’t?

      This is probably one of the many reasons why H.E. Tsem Rinpoche has invested enormous amount of precious time in sharing articles that gives us guidance, wisdom and insights.

      Hope you will continue exploring this blog and share it with others so that they may be inspired and benefited from it too.

      This here is a great category you may like to explore further…. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/inspiration-worthy-words

      • Elisha on Jul 13, 2016 at 2:17 am

        Hi,
        Yeah, I used commit tons of unforgivable sins when I was younger too and now I regret it a lot. I know it’s too late to regret but I just want to change my life. I know it might take some time to change my life as it’s impossible to change something overnight but I shall enjoy the process. 🙂
        P/S: Thanks for sharing the link here. Have a blessed day ahead. 🙂

        • Elisha on Jul 13, 2016 at 2:19 am

          Hi,
          Yeah, I used to commit tons of unforgivable sins when I was younger too and now I regret it a lot. I know it’s too late to regret but I just want to change my life. I know it might take some time to change my life as it’s impossible to change something overnight but I shall enjoy the process. ?
          P/S: Thanks for sharing the link here. Have a blessed day ahead. ?
          This is just a correction from the previous comment.

          • Joy Kam on Jul 13, 2016 at 6:11 am

            Hi Elisha,

            I am sure you will be able to change your life… if there’s a will, there is always a way and although it may not always be ‘overnight’, (we all know this)… but it is never impossible. Just keep going, enjoy the process and stay positive… it is never over till it’s over! 🙂

            If you have any questions at all, please do not hesitate to drop me a gmail.

            Cheers and have fun exploring life & this blog 😉

  34. Datuk May on Jul 12, 2016 at 2:59 pm

    The 10 choices in this blog posts have been seen over and over again by inspirational teachers, but to have them put together so precisely is very empowering.

    Life is a roller coaster ride whereby sometimes we make choices which are correct and within the same context we also make choices that we regret. However, all in all remember it is important to be true to the real you, how good or bad it may look, otherwise life will dish you less than what you deserve or worse still even less than what you compromised on.

    We all die alone, nobody can accompany you, so let the last moment be one of tranquility and peace that you have lived a life in benefit to others. Not one of grasping to what we may lose in death, as you can take nothing with you except your Karma.

  35. Carmen Koo on Jul 12, 2016 at 11:30 am

    Thank you for this inspiring post, which I read just in time to kick off the day for me.

    All the points stated above are so relevant and true. Most people realise this when it is too late, or at a point where something happens in life which makes them feel that it is too late and a shadow of regret overwhelms them. I have had many times, where, I didn’t seize the opportunities that were presented to me, and later on, regretted my wishy-washiness.

    Due to ego, or face, or the need of wanting something, we always wear a mask. However, wearing a mask that isn’t us, will eventually get tiring and burn us out, because it just isn’t who we are. And we morph into an individual that will be empty within. We are bestowed with a life for a purpose, and if that purpose is used to be somebody else we are not, then eventually, we lead an empty, meaningless life.

    All the above advise are positive and definitely pumps you up after reading, however, the choice still lies in our hands whether we want the change.

  36. HelenaC on Jul 9, 2016 at 5:57 pm

    Super duper duper awesome article to contemplate and also a good reminder for many of us….!!! How true it is the ugly side of us and we gotta turn it around and be better. Thank you for the powerful article Rinpoche.

  37. William Chua on Jul 9, 2016 at 3:42 pm

    If it gets you, it gets you straight to the heart. True and makes you think of your actions so far. Better not regret that to go through life aimlessly.

    “Develop a backbone, not a wishbone. Take full responsibility for your life – take control.”

    Go for what you want as you are the captain of your life. But make sure that you do not hurt anyone in your quest to chase your dreams. At the end, you do not want to regret being a mean person.

  38. JP on Jul 9, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    “A life filled with loving deeds and good character is the best tombstone. Those who you inspired and shared your love with will remember how you made them feel long after your time has expired. So carve your name on hearts, not stone. What you have done for yourself alone dies with you; what you have done for others and the world remains.”

    In my opinion, no matter what we want to achieve in our life, what’s most important is to be kind to others always. I’ve met high achievers who are totally egocentric. They are lonely and very insecure although they portray themselves to have the perfect lifestyle. They are one of the most unhappy people I know of.

    Whereas people who are kind are lighter and happier. They always make the place or people around them better off. They are the light in total darkness. If more people allow their kindness to surface, the world would be a much better place to be.

  39. Edwin Tan on Jul 9, 2016 at 12:16 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Very good inspirations. Good reminder on how I should conduct myself.

    Thank you.

  40. Stella Cheang on Jul 8, 2016 at 11:44 pm

    Handy to have a check list to reflect and review our actions every now and then. These 10 mistakes are common which most of us are guilty of for sure prior to applying Dharma in our life. I used to rely on this book that I have, “Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff”, to curb that overwhelming anxiety when dealing with imperfections. To me, it make sense to have this checklist because it certainly helps to check and balance our point of view before they became habits and too late for us to change.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this checklist with us.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  41. Pastor KH Ng on Jul 8, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    I’ll like to translate these 10 regrets into positive actions that we can start immediately.

    1. Wearing a mask to impress others.
    – Be yourselves.

    2. Letting someone else create your dreams for you.
    -Live your dreams. Go for it!

    3. Keeping negative company.
    -Choose your friends. Friends who live positive life style..

    4. Being selfish and egotistical.
    -Love and be kind to others. Be compassionate.

    5. Avoiding change and growth.
    -Learn and change for the better. Improve a little everyday.

    6. Giving up when the going gets tough.
    -Rough it out. Smile at adversities.

    7. Trying to micromanage every little thing.
    -Don’t sweat the small stuff. Let it go. Relax.

    8. Settling for less than you deserve.
    – Only the best for you.

    9. Endlessly waiting until tomorrow.
    -Start now. Make sure something is done towards your goals everyday. Can be work or learning how to.

    10. Being lazy and wishy-washy.
    – Again, make sure everyday, something is done.

    Pastor KH Ng

    • bk on Jul 10, 2016 at 11:54 pm

      Nice one Pastor KH! Your words remind me of how these 10 points can be somewhat related to the ancient wisdom of Buddhism which teaches us to:
      – not to lose sight of the end of our days which is very uncertain
      – not waste any opportunities that we may come across
      – letting go of our expectations and wrong perceptions of what should and should not be
      – change what we need to about ourselves and be more of our good qualities
      – perhaps most of all, to live our precious human life to our fullest potential

    • Lum Kok Luen on Aug 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm

      Thanks Pastor KH for these beautiful words and positive reinforcements. Well said. I must admit that I’ve gone through the past 40+ years of my life doing and living in these ten negative traits. To me it is certainly a wake up call and I feel so blessed to have Rinpoche’s teachings, the Protector practice that I am very confident will help me to change my past negative traits and turn over to these ten powerful traits that will help to make everyone else’s life so much more positive!!

    • Wei Theng on Aug 18, 2016 at 10:02 pm

      Thanks Pastor KH Ng! I love the way you translate the 10 points to the 10 positive actions! 🙂

      I am fortunate enough to meet our Guru and learn the precious Dharma. Your 10 points reminds me of the Eight verses of mind transformation (https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html) that will bring lots of happiness to me from within and have less regrets.

      I think if we really know our life is really short and precious, we would fully utilise it with virtuous activities and benefiting others, at least at the last moment, there is a better chance that we can go without regrets.

  42. Valentina Suhendra on Jul 8, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Dear Rinpoche

    Thank you for this post, which I found very true and realistic. I have learned some of the lessons in the past via unpleasant experiences. I like advice no. 1 that said we should not wear a mask to impress others, no. 2 Letting someone else create your dreams for you, no 7. Trying to micromanage everything, No. 9 Endlessly waiting for tomorrow and no. 10, Being lazy and wishy washy. Because these are the lessons I have learned the hard way in the past hehe…

    Valentina

  43. Doreen on Jul 7, 2016 at 11:21 pm

    There are more than 10 choices of that are hindering the results that we desire. Conforming to the norm that what is expected by society, leads to us wearing a mask and not be true to ourself. I am ascertained that it is always ego that have creates most of the choices that arises. I am glad that I have met the dharma at the point that i will not have the time of the 10 years to regret but have made a choice that i will NOT definetely regret for years to come till the time has come for me to leave,

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  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 21. 2020 06:33 PM
    Well good and very informative article reflexology. After reading it , I learn some knowledge from there. Reflexology may be beneficial in restoring balance and harmony in the body and releasing tension. Practitioners believe that it helps facilitate a deep state of relaxation, calm the emotions, and produce a peaceful mind. Researchers have been doing a research on it , found that there’s many benefits to support it. When an application of pressure to our feet, hands, or ears , it sends a calming message to the central nervous system, which in turn signals the body to adjust the tension level. That’s fantastic.
    Interesting read of how the spread of reflexology was introduced to Europe can be traced to the 14th Century. And then to USA , by William H. Fitzgerald, an American doctor known as the father of reflexology. And how he developed the Zone Theory.
    Thank you Pastor Antoinette Kass for sharing this post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-healing-power-of-reflexology.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Feb 21. 2020 06:32 PM
    Dorje Shugden’s practice was first established within the Sakya school of Tibetan Buddhism. They regarded Dorje Shugen as an enlightened being, as such together with Setrab and Tsiu Marpo formed the triune of Sakya Protectors known as Gyalpo Sum. It was practiced first by the Sakyas and was later transmitted to the Gelug school where it was practiced by the majority of the Gelugpas. Many high Lamas has since been relying on Dorje Shugden as their dharma protector as they its a beneficial practice and has continued to thrive due to the courage and commitment of high lamas.
    The 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen being as a reincarnation of his own grandfather, the 35th Sakya Trizin Tashi Rinchen. Interesting stories told as how he was born and the special link with the Sakya Trizins. Dragshul Trinley Rinchen was more of a hermit lama, and incredibly having visions of both Tara and Vajrayogini.
    Recording to the Sakya throne holders the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden indeed definitively is Avalokiteshvara. Six of them are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. And even composed prayers, pujas , propagated and promoted Dorje Shugden within the sacred Sakya lineage. Chapels been built too as such they cannot be wrong in their practice and a very research evidence had also confirmed it too. Interesting read …biography of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/39th-sakya-trizin-dragshul-trinley-rinchen.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 05:13 PM
    Thank you for you thoughtful sharing of providing natural relief of those who are suffering from migraine. To my experience migraine is a chronic illness because I have suffered from them. Most people assume that the migraine was triggered by one single item but
    to me it’s due to a combination of factors.

    I think this article will be so much helpful for many who is looking for solution to prevent and cure this chronic illness.

    Hope this natural remedies will benefits many to explore a new treatment and prevent them from taking magic pills for fast relief.
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Feb 20. 2020 04:19 PM
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this well research article on Sakya lineage connection with Dorje Shugden . The Sakya Lineage and Dorje Shugden has a long related history over hundred years ago. Wow……six out of the 42 supreme Sakya throne holders, six of the throne holders had indeed practiced Dorje Shugden. And even the 31st and 37th Sakya Trizin, two of the throne were recognised to be the incarnations of Dorje Shugden. They even built chapels and composed prayer texts to Dorje Shugden. It has proven that not only Gelug lineage did propitiate Dorje Shugden but also Sakya lineage. Sakya Lamas had practiced Dorje Shugden even long before the Gelug lamas. Dorje Shugden had been practiced by so many masters and lamas from various schools of Buddhism . Dorje Shugden was enthroned first as a Dharma protector in Tibet over 400 years ago by the highest Sakya throneholders and masters. Hence these practice is not a minor practice after all. It has again proven that Dorje Shugden is a beneficial practice and not the evil practice as claimed by CTA.
    Interesting read.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sakya-lineage-dorje-shugden.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:40 PM
    Very interesting and inspiring article. It is very true our human perception toward a point of view like what is right or wrong there is always a mistake or I should said in most time is wrong or is not bringing any benefits to us.
    All our problems arise from the mind. So to solve them, we need to work on the mind. Hence, no martial arts can be greater than spirituality. Thank you very much for sharing this profound story with us.

    https://bit.ly/2V1RuEU
  • sarassitham
    Wednesday, Feb 19. 2020 02:22 PM
    I feel so blessed for learning something from this article. Thank you so much for your thoughtful sharing. I truly understand the possess power to change our lives during our falls was actually a good sign. I gained some positive energy and felt was extremely incredible!

    There are highs and lows in any journey, however if life is more down than up, then it’s time to question why, I had a great teaching from this sharing.

    I totally agree that the lows should be appreciated and enjoyed, because its from the lows that experience the highs. Living our life with positivity so that we can continue to improve and achieve what we desire.
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:32 PM
    Amazing architecture of a small village Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan in the Flaming Mountains. Amazing ancient Buddhist caves dug into the hillside dated as far back as 3rd century AD. Well….they are the oldest in Xinjiang. With an interesting history behind this village. Buddhism spread here from India along the ancient Silk Road but declined after the Turkic Muslim conquests in the late 13th century. Many then converted to Muslim and a number of caves of ancient painting were destroyed. Amazing pictures of ceiling panels with standing Buddhas, and Thousand-Buddha motifs in the post . Its indeed a treasure trove of stone carvings and mural paintings .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:30 PM
    All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us. Life is short and the time of death is uncertain. Act now, its never be late to learn, practice Dharma in our life. Death is a challenge, never waste our time on something which leads us to nowhere. Learning Dharma is our best choice, do Dharma works to benefits others and always works with it. This will miraculously transform our whole life before the moment of death that really matters.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/the-precise-moment.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 04:28 PM
    Geshe Thupten Lama one of the great scholars and masters who will never give up Dorje Shugden ‘s practice and courageously spoke up openly against the ban. Even wrote letters to Dalai Lama defending the ban on Dorje Shugden. Because of all these his life was threatened and was forced to seek political asylum in America. The CTA even considered him as a evil Chinese spy. Since the Dorje Shugden controversy many people had suffered causing disharmony, discrimination, families and monasteries torn apart are some of the examples. To have harmony and peace in a country we should have freedom to practice one’s own religion and beliefs. And politics should not involve religion in any government. Peace cannot be kept by force , it can only be achieved by understanding. All should be treated equally and without prejudice regardless of our religion views.
    Geshe Thupten Lama is indeed a great scholar and was one of the pioneers who founded Tibetan schools in exile, wrote a book …..The Supreme Path to the Trikaya, which explained all about on the practice of the Six Paramitas or the Six Perfections, and other beneficial Dharma treasures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-supreme-path-to-the-trikaya.html
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Feb 18. 2020 03:46 PM
    The Incredible Legend of Hoichi the Earless Minstrel is exactly that, the suspense with a great interesting twist to the ending. Not so perfect as is in real life, the sacrifice of his ears for his life in peace, although of course not by his choice but the negligence of another.

    In this story, we can see how they use Heart Sutra to as protection from black magic and ward off evil spirits. Thank you very much for sharing such an intriguing story about Hoichi the Earless Minstrel.


    https://bit.ly/3bW6F8K
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:17 PM
    Interesting ….. astronauts and military personnel has discovered the existence of UFO and aliens beyond the earth. They have proof that UFO do exist and we are alone in the universe. Leroy Gordon Cooper, a space pioneer and Robert Dean a retired Command Sergeant Major in the US Army tells us all . With Leroy Gordon witnessed first-hand encounter of an actual UFO and the “Cosmic Top Secret” documents detailing alien activity on earth viewed by Robert Dean has already proven it. But it was kept secret.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ufo-astronauts-and-military-men-speak.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:15 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing explaining the present-day technology that has affected our general well-being situation spiritually . Giving an example of why rain dance doesn’t work anymore. Spiritual practice give us aspects of the powers of the divine. Technology is a magic and its objects remains a puzzle that is hard to unlock in regards to human experiences. The effect of technology could enhance the human material civilization, but its impact was so strong to our spiritual practice, it caused human addiction. In the modern era, technology has become a seemingly ubiquitous part of everyone’s life such as computers and hand phones. The natural element are gone, environment been disturbed so things will not happen . Interesting read.
    Professor Stephen Hawking, did mention before that advances in science and technology could lead to destructions .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/how-sole-dependence-on-modern-technology-could-affect-our-spirituality
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 03:13 PM
    Living our life in the public eye , we have a heavy responsibility on our shoulder that most people thought. But with determination and courageous Rinpoche did it without any burden. Rinpoche did it all these years, born and bred to be in the public eye, Rinpoche seemed to know what to do without thinking about it. A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives that’s what Rinpoche thought of. Rinpoche’s thought was to help them and to bless their spiritual practice in a way. Rinpoche cares more for the people than himself, of course Rinpoche loves to be alone. Rinpoche loves to alone living up the greenery mountains and clear lakes as mentioned before. Rinpoche could not avoid being in the public eye and getting recognized. Rinpoche never retaliated in whatever situation, such as the Dorje Shugden controversy ,Rinpoche kept all his vows in accordance with the Vinaya nor matter what happened.
    Thank you Pastor Jean Ai for sharing your wonderful recalling memories with our Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/growing-up-with-rinpoche-life-in-the-public-eye
  • S.Prathap
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 02:37 PM
    Very informative and inspiring story of the Great Buddha of Kamakura.Great to know of the history of this Great Buddha.From what i saw and understand it is a beautiful place to pay visit.

    It is one of the most iconic Buddha statues in the world.All it took were 2 people, Lady Inada and Priest Joko of Totomi to build this magnificent Buddha that withstood the test of time.Thank you very much for sharing this nice article.

    https://bit.ly/2u8sWiy

  • sarassitham
    Monday, Feb 17. 2020 01:53 PM
    A person may choose to follow a vegetarian diet for various reasons, including health issues, environmental concerns, or religious beliefs.

    I glad to come across this lovely article. Thank you so much Rinpoche for the delicious healthy meatless recipes. It’s a super simple, has anybody can learn to cook with simple ingredients, easy, quick ,fast and most importantly it very nutritious. I’m going to try all this recipes soon.

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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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Manjusri Kumara (bodhisattva of wisdom), India, Pala dynesty, 9th century, stone, Honolulu Academy of Arts
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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For those who did not manage to join in for our Loma Gyonma mantra recitation, here's the prayer that you can do daily at home as a preventive measure to ward off unwanted infections and illnesses, especially contagious diseases such as Coronavirus & H1N1. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Special prayer session in Kechara Forest Retreat where we will be collectively accumulating a minimum of 25,000 Loma Gyonma mantras, combined with circumambulations and 108 candle offerings each to Loma Gyonma and Dorje Shugden. To receive the blessings of Loma Gyonma, the Goddess of Healing and Epidemic Diseases, and to pray for all who are at risk from the novel coronavirus to be healed and protected. -photo credit Cynthia Ng - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - Wonderful volunteers. Lin Mun KSDS
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Throwback Kids camp 2019 - The nature of KFR is expressed on this drawing. Lin Mun KSDS
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Animal Liberation is one of the great ways to show empathy, kindness and compassion to kids. Start them early! ~Jacinta, Kechara Penang Study Group
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