Don’t be a Saint

May 23, 2015 | Views: 1,195

Dear friends,

I realize there are just some who karmically cannot shift their minds to higher thoughts of enlightenment embarking on it through cultivation of the 8 Verses, 50 Stanzas, Wheel of Sharp Weapons, Bodhicitta or be inspired by the saints. They just think on the level they think. Saints such as the glittering Shantideva, hardworking Naropa, devoted Milarepa or advanced Ghantapa has no inspiration on them at all. I realize their days and nights pass in how to fulfill the 8 Worldly Dharmas and not avert it. I realize all that. But on a practical day to day level to want name, fame, money, respect, praise and power by overriding others wouldn’t work long term either. Or by ignoring the needs of our compatriots or to just blatantly be sneaky with information, control and manipulations cannot be overlooked, ignored or remain undiscovered forever. To lie in our speech day in and day out and think all imbecilic or dense is not practical at all. Even taking advantage of others must be based on some evidence of truth of how we size others up! Eventually we will be found out. We will be found out and then where does that lead us.

To want recognition, name and some power or money is understood but let the ones surrounding us on a daily basis have some too or at least don’t keep using them until you burn your bridges. Don’t treat those around us insignificantly or just as convenient methods to reach our goals. Because those around us will not remain silent and will rise up and speak and expose us. Therefore in the end we gain nothing.

Don’t take advantage of those around us. We can’t be a saint, but don’t be a devil. We can achieve what we want better if we were genuine with the people around us and have a smattering of loyalty, genuine care and agenda-less giving from time to time. Do our work, pay what we owe, never let them chase for loans from us. Money can break couples and even families apart. Never make people chase us for what we owe. If we treat everyone around us like stepping stones, in the end we will be stepped on. Their feelings for us will be stone cold. People are patient and are forgiving, but not permanently if we keep assuming them as just donkeys to be used for our purposes repeatedly. People are not donkeys or stepping stones but something to be treasured, respected and or at least be genuine with. Even donkeys or any animals should not be treated badly. In life, during our youth or middle age or old age, it’s who we loved, who loved us, what love we have in our hearts and the compassion we have that makes us missed, respected and thought kindly of. That is all that matters. Then it’s the final darkness when we close our eyes forever. We are but just specs of light or darkness in the universe. We choose to be which one.

Don’t be a saint and that is fine. Cannot be a saint and that is fine. But at least be human. Being human means to have some civilized respect for others and not just use others for our own selfish purposes. To have some empathy and care on some level. Every action we do or don’t do should not be for selfishly moving ahead of others. Have respect for those around us and don’t use them, abuse them and not care about them. Don’t just see them as objects to be used for you to rise up. What goes up must come down or before you go up, you might never rise as people might not cooperate. Believe in karma or at least cause and effect. Believe in this and temper your minds with it. It goes a long way.

Don’t use people. Be fair. Give and take. Be human as much as you can and at times if you fail at least don’t be a devil. Be open on your faults as people are not blind and forthright in improving because you stand to benefit. Do really improve. Don’t keep apologizing to cover or deceive. Do your share of your allotted work and carry your load. Have some integrity. Integrity and doing work need not be spiritual but the actual stepping stones to what you want to achieve. Being human, courteous, respectful with integrity are timeless qualities for both the ‘godly’ and ‘ungodly’. Achieve our basic human wants or more but with the correct methods. Don’t use or abuse others ever. Remember, everyone needs someone. So better we be nice to some at least. Remember the world is not our oyster, but we are just a blind turtle in the big ocean of samsara.

I myself try to do the above and I do fail, but I rest in the fact I am definitely improving by leaps and bound and will continue to because everyone around me is worth it. I am worth it. Those around me are worth it for sure. I can’t get anywhere without others and that is practical and real.

Tsem Rinpoche

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on Mar 15, 2019 at 12:09 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious teachings. To be ourselves always and a reminder for us not to be a saint. We are not enlightened being after all. Sometimes we don’t realize our own strengths until someone tries to take advantage of our weaknesses. We live just one life, so don’t take advantage of others, make our life more meaningful by doing more dharma work , learn and practice dharma will be the best choice. Everyone needs to learn to respect themselves and stop letting others take advantage of it.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

  2. Lin Mun on Aug 7, 2016 at 1:51 pm

    This is a very important lesson for us. We are not enlightened being but that doesn’t mean we can be mean and take advantage towards everyone in chasing of fame, money, success, relationship and etc. We have to be mindful of our intention.

    We don’t live alone but in a community. Do not take others for granted. We are to live and support each other. Our every thoughts and action should always concerning everyone and not self centered. Although we are not saint but we can learn to be better everyday.

    Thank you Rinpoche for your teaching.

  3. Chris Chong on Jun 17, 2016 at 12:59 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this powerful message. No man is an island. In this world , everything is dependent on everything. Nothing is truly on its own especially us.

    I have heard a quote saying that if you want success, you have to depend on yourself only. It totally took out the people around us that worked with us out of the equation. To me this is not the right way. No one can achieve big without help or assistance of others. If they think that they are too good and starts to devalue the people around them, they will eventually lose the help and falls down. The reason why they will think in this way because of their ego. Ego makes us selfish people that cherishes only oneself. It blinds us from the reality that the people around us are equally important and worth to be cared for. Ego is the source of our suffering.

    Humbly,
    Chris chong

  4. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 14, 2015 at 1:31 am

    Everyone wants some form of success. As success means you have results from your endeavours from the smallest or mundane task to work that could potentially benefit millions. Results is just a yardstick for us to check where we are and are we closer to an ultimate goal(s) of sorts? To have success, we need others help and support, even a clever businessman relies on his staff to help him achieve the next goal he is aiming for. So sharing of success with others, will help others to build themselves with more confidence and sharing is an aspect of emotional generosity, so we must do it with the people we work with.

  5. Choi Sheem on Jul 24, 2015 at 12:54 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this precious lesson. It is applicable in our spiritual and worldly pursuits. Making use of the people around us to achieve our own selfish goals will only bring us short term success. When those who have been kind to us realize they have been used, we will lose their friendship and respect. It is most important to treasure everyone around us instead of seeing them as something we can use.

  6. Uncle Eddie on Jul 23, 2015 at 11:06 am

    Now for all us to escape this cycle of life which we have been so fettered, many of us may yet never have developed the wish to escape. Most, have got so attached to the “good things of this circle of life”, that they do not have the wish to escape its realty, until its too late. This “cycle of life” is how people spin on around, again-and-again living in the impure groups of things, thinking all these make up a normal “suffering-living”, which became an unbroken stream from life to life. I believe that is what chained us to this impure cycle of our life, due to our bad deeds and accumulated Karma. What our Guru advised is perfectly logical,”In the world, we are not our oyster, but we are just a blind turtle in the big ocean of samsara.” We are no saint either, but it’ll insane if we think we are one, with all due respect. Thank you, Rinpoche, for this wake-up call and your precious teaching on how to be a kind, courteous and respectful human being, having a belief in Karma and its cause and effect!

  7. Pastor Adeline on Jul 20, 2015 at 5:33 pm

    It makes perfect sense that we are not enlightened nor we are expected to act like one, but that doesn’t means that we can act out of selfishness, to use people for our own agenda and show no respect, care, concern etc.

    Being a human is being someone who live with a purpose, a purpose that bring goodness into other people’s lives, to create harmony and peace to the already samsaric world.

    We cannot live on our own, we need each other in order to live in the world. A successful person rely on everyone to work together in order to achieve the goal together. No one person is stupid or useless per se and they all play an important role in the success whether right or wrong according to our perceptions.

    Being grateful made us human, made us who we really are and bring out our innate nature in order for us shine. Take advantages, use people, chase after name, fame, money etc. will only make us otherwise — a life waste living to say the least.

  8. Vinnie Tan on Jun 15, 2015 at 7:21 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching on how we should be as a human being. Even if we are not able to have all the qualities of a saint, at least we are not being a devil to those around us.

    Through this article it reminded me that through the constant covering of my own flaws and not forcing myself to face them, I will never be able to improve myself as I will have excuses in my mind to not do so. Through that, I will only be a monster to those that are around me.

    However, if we were to push ourselves and force the change in us, we will be able to be better and more perfect. Although that will not make us a saint immediately, yet it will bring us a little bit closer to our ultimate goal of reaching enlightenment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for basic knowledge that we should all have yet we constantly get blinded in different ways that make us forget about the importance of the basic human nature.

  9. Choo Weng Loong on May 30, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    Dharma is life & life is Dharma . By applying what we learn from Dharma in real life we become better people. We become kinder , wiser, less selfish , less arrogant, less angersome & more compassionate. By the laws of karma all our negative actions will eventually ripen back upon us therefore do not do to others what you do not want others to do to you. Thank you Rinpoche for the advise

  10. Phng Keng Hwa on May 29, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this teaching on being yourself and being humble. 🙂 This was really easy to understand and you’ve also shown that we can all do it, whether we are religious or not. Thank you for being so direct an easy for everyone to understand. Thank you for taking your time to write this down for the improvement of everyone who will read this post. _/|\_

    Your humble student,
    Keng Hwa.

  11. Shelly Tai on May 26, 2015 at 2:13 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us what is the right attitude to be a human, for at least what we can do is not do hurt others and take advantage of others is already a very aspect in life in this world now there is so many who cannot even do that not even talk about the Dharma motivation people nowadays are so selfish very concern about their own need we are the lucky one who has Dharma that remind us about right human attitude .

  12. Edwin Tan on May 26, 2015 at 2:31 am

    Rinpoche is so right to tell us that if we cannot be a saint, at least do not be a devil.

    In this modern age, everybody has become so pragmatic that everyone is using one another as stepping stones. Those that are being used, felt cheated and closed off from people. Those who are using others to move higher, shut themselves off because of the fear of being made use of.

    In the end, the people around them, including themselves, become cold with hearts of stone.

    Is this how we want to move forward in time? We should all be loving and compassionate with one another. We should all be patient and help one another. This way, everybody succeeds.

    I want to be remembered as a good man when I die. I want the people giving speech at my funeral to remember me as a good man. How we want to be perceived when we die, this will be a good exercise to remember. Funeral speeches about us.

    Thank you Rinpoche.

  13. Li Kheng on May 25, 2015 at 7:16 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for another direct and honest post about being human. It is amazing how compassionate Rinpoche is with our neurosis. Rinpoche allows us to work on ourselves a step at a time. We are bound to grow if we take small steps in our dharma practice ON CONDITION IT IS DONE CONSISTENTLY.

    I witnesses “weaknesses” of my dharma family arise like those of my very own. What is important is to acknowledge them and work on them together. That is teamwork.

    It is true, we are all a bit broken, but lets not focus on the broken parts only. Recognise the values that exist and work on mending the broken parts

  14. Stella Cheang on May 25, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    I face and work with different people day-in-day-out, and it is inevitable to encounter people who use others to serve their selfish needs/gain. I used to feel very frustrated and bitter whenever I encountered people like this, and allow the deep unfair feeling and dissatisfaction took root in my mind. I would then project this same negative feeling onto people that I meet later on. It felt like a vicious circle of “bad attract bad”.

    Therefore, I am reminded by this article that if I am not careful and mindful, I will continue to stay in the state of ignorance. Now that I had come to learn a little bit about dharma and in my attempt to apply some in my daily life, I began to see things differently. Instead of getting angry at these people, I feel sorry for them. And it motivates me to do my share of the work well and not be a burden to others.

    Thank you very much, Rinpoche, for sharing words of wisdom for us to ponder on.

    Humbly with folded palms,
    Stella

    • Stella on Jul 21, 2015 at 5:41 pm

      As I reread this article, I am very appreciative of Rinpoche’s simple teaching on how to live/function as a human. This is the ethical bottom-line we should accord to people we come across regardless of race, creed, etc. By being honest, sincere and respectful towards others, we can sustain a better and healthier relationship. By constantly putting in practice to be respectful towards other people helps lower our arrogance. Now we no longer just think about ourselves.

      Thank you very much Rinpoche for this meaningful teaching.

      Humbly with my head to your feet,
      Stella

  15. Sock Wan on May 25, 2015 at 11:25 am

    It is unlearn and relearn.

    In Samsara, we are made to believe that success is to have our name known, to receive praise, to have people admired. In achieve such status, we evaluate people based on how much values a person can bring to us, relationship is on the basis of the benefits we can GET out of this person. In Dharma, it is however completely opposite. We are taught to think of what benefit we can GIVE to this person. Fame, praise, admiration for ourselves cannot be the motivation for our action.

    If we are practising with the aspiration to become enlightened, we need to train our mind to always give without expecting something in return, even if no one notices our ‘good work’. Why? Because at the end of the day, whether we are good or bad, whether we are a failure or success, no one can determine that, it is determined by our karmas. What determines whether it becomes good or bad karma is our motivation.

    I find things are easier if we do it with the motivation to give. To give, there’s no mind games involved, we do not have to plot to achieve. Always examine our mind, our motivation so we will act in the correct way.

  16. Lum Kok Luen on May 25, 2015 at 9:18 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you again for this wake up call.
    It really cuts deep into me and as I reflect back on this article, I am thinking, oh my gosh, I have done this and done that at some point in my life.
    I have created a lot of causes for others to suffer and ultimately I have suffered for creating that suffering for others through my selfish actions and in my quest to become a “saint”.

    With this wake up call, I am moving on the track to become more mindful, to respect others equally and live the Dharma.

    Thank you so much

    _/\_

  17. Pastor Jay Jae on May 24, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing with us Rinpoche’s thoughts on how people in samsara are totally engrossed with the 8 worldly Dharmas when they live their lives. It may have dawned upon them that what they do and how they do things is getting them no where but they cannot think higher or take their life into a higher perspective. Some may not have achieved what they were aiming for and keep on trying this wrong method. Whereas some just do not know to get out of their fixated thinking.

    Life is a rat race, we pick and choose what we want to do and who we want to engage with. In doing so, I have learnt that there’s always likes and dislikes. Some choose the path to tread on others to get what they want and in doing so, created many enemies. While others take the better way around by giving others what they need – sharing. I have had a yearning for success, everyone does and sometimes it blinds me to see what others need as well. That’s my downfall but in picking myself up, sharing and caring is the only way to go long term.

    like what Rinpoche mentioned here, I don’t wanna leave this world with a bunch of dark memories in other people’s minds about me but instead happy moments which we’ve shared with each other in love and in kindness. Let not our wants and fancies keep us away from the bigger goal in life – happiness. I can have all the secular success in life but if there’s no one to share it with, it becomes meaningless.

    It is about being human, about giving others due credit and sharing the same happiness and success we have in life. I have failed sometimes to see the world as a forest jungle and took it as a pearl in the oyster instead, trapping myself in the shell without knowing it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wake up call. It is most necessary at this point of time to pick myself up from my mistakes and make amends with those whom i have hurt along the way. I don’t want that unhappy memory to linger in anyone’s mind. I definitely do not want to be a hypocrite in sharing Buddha’s teachings but not embodying them.

    We each have our own karmas to deal with and it is difficult doing alone. Rinpoche has created a platform of support so that we can heal and transform to become better people with time. I thank Rinpoche again for putting up this post and will revisit often to remind myself to set me back on track.

    • Datuk May on May 24, 2015 at 1:13 pm

      Dear Pastor Jay Jae,

      We are all grateful for this wake up call from Rinpoche, all of us have in one way or another stepped on others and used others for our own personal gains. It is only to what degree and how skilful we may be in hiding our hidden ill agendas.

      It is good now for all of us to reflect on our ways we have created such ill will and resistance to us as the result is damage to our Rinpoche’s teachings and stunt the growth of our sacred dharma centre, Kechara.

      It is imperative that we find the ways and determination to overcome our ill conduct for the benefit of self and others.

      I appreciate your ”confessions” and pray that you will succeed in assisting our Guru and Centre to grow and treasured by many and beneficial to many more to come.

  18. Pastor Han Nee on May 23, 2015 at 8:35 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this timely reminder that we may not aspire to be saints, but that doesn’t mean we can act in a way as to step on others’ feelings and rights.

    Yes, we must remember that we do need someone to love and care for us. But if we show no such love and care for others, how can we expect any love and care from others. Remember, what goes out from us will come back and haunt us!

    Show respect for others, be considerate of others’ feelings. Don’t ues and abuse others, as this will drive others away from us.Show care if we want others to show care for us.

    Be kind.

  19. Josh Akers on May 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

    That was intense and straightforward. Very thought provoking and deep but fairly simple. Anyone should be able to do this. Do what you can do with people who don’t ever use Dharma… Be a good example and that will be enough perhaps…

  20. Yeng Ying (YY) on May 23, 2015 at 8:59 am

    Thanks Rinpoche for this valuable teaching that serves as a reminder for us to constantly remind ourself to always learn, unlearn and relearn with our mind. Having people in our mind is the basis to achieve virtue and establish merit and hurting others will never bring happiness.

  21. kai lynn on May 23, 2015 at 8:27 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful teaching. Friends and family members are humans who are karmicly related to us and not objects for us to use to.achieve our material goals. Helping them understanding the Buddha’s teachings and bringing them near the dharma would be so beneficial to them. This post may look normal but it penetrates deep through me. ^_^

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:42 PM
    Great teachings and inspirational for us to ponder, thank you Rinpoche. Each words and sentence tell us a thousand words. Great things never come from comfort zones, is the result of hard work and hustle over time that one is successful. We ourselves got to put in action as no one else is going to do it for us. Sometimes later becomes never. We have to use each day as an opportunity to improve, to be better and to transform our mind. It might sound like a lot of work but with determination and hard work nothing is impossible in life.
    Thanks again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/if-you-are.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:39 PM
    Interesting biography of Gendun Gyatso the second Dalai Lama. Gendun Gyatso previous Incarnations was Gendun Drub the First Dalai Lama b.1391 – d.1474. He was born an extraordinary child, able to speak in song of his previous life and expressing the wish to return to his monastery, Tashilhunpo. Even before he finished his studies , incredibly he could give teachings and give initiations. He was a renowned scholar and composer of mystical poetry, who travelled widely to extend Gelugpa influence. He was remembered as one who built the monastery Chokhor Gyel Metok Tang and involving an extremely important decision of Lhamo Latso. Lhamo Latso is a sacred lake located in southern Tibet where senior Tibetan monks go for visions to assist in the discovery of reincarnations. It is one of the most significant pilgrimage destinations in Tibetan Buddhism as to this day. He left a legacy with many volumes of verse, composition, and practice instructions.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-second-dalai-lama-gendun-gyatso.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Jan 18. 2020 02:38 PM
    Master Cheng Yen is a Taiwanese Buddhist nun, most known for her work as a teacher and philanthropist. She is the founder of the Buddhist Compassion Relief Tzu Chi Foundation, a non-governmental organization.
    She is involved in various charitable works such as international disaster relief, environmental protection and preservation, community volunteering, health donations and so forth. She is an extraordinary Buddhist nun who has devoted whole her life to helping others,and was recognized internationally with numerous awards to date. Master Cheng Yen continues this noble path of teaching the Buddha Dharma, skillfully revealing how this ancient wisdom is as relevant today, as ever. And, she is a truly inspirational force when it comes to helping us realize that we should put compassion in action by alleviating the suffering of others. She is also known as Mother Teresa of the East to many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/mother-teresa-of-the-east.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:58 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing . FEARLESS is getting back up and fighting for what we want over and over again without giving up. Successful people have no fear of failure they stay open to all possibilities of the outcomes. We embrace change, even change that appears negative by thinking positive. Being fearless is more about who we are, rather than what we do. Fearless people are great, they are full of life, good energy, passion and self-belief. We must try as we never know if we do not try. Keep trying as the success rate is higher than we thought.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/thoughts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 05:54 PM
    Happiness is not made by what we own, it is what we share and giving generously and sincerely. A simple gift by June Tang tells all. Given sincerely from her heart on her birthday to Rinpoche . It’s all done without money, that’s very true and that’s what I consider true generosity for sure. Giving what she could. She give all and yet she feel as if it costs her nothing. But to Rinpoche its mean a lot of sincerity We seek to give with an open, pure heart, with no attachment to what we are .
    Quoted… no true spiritual life is possible without a generous heart. Generosity allies itself with an inner feeling of abundance—the feeling that we have enough to share.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/study-groups/its-all-done-without-money.html
  • S.Prathap
    Friday, Jan 17. 2020 04:19 PM
    There is no one that can help us, but us. Methods are given, but whether we grasp, apply and practise it is entirely up to oneself. If we don’t change then there is no point in learning the Dharma.
    A transformed mind is our own best protection. That mind can only come from consistent practice over time.When we see results, we will be encouraged to push ourselves more to practice well.Thank you very much for sharing a good article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:26 PM
    Wonderful news ……the Chinese government has introduced a plan to encourage and reduce its citizens’ meat consumption by 50%, It’s a great move that China has done in the effort to avoid runaway global warming and for health reasons. The climate campaigners has been hoping for it. New dietary guidelines by the Chinese health officials have recommend and advise individuals to limit their meat consumption. As more evidence of chronic diseases such as heart attack, strokes ,hypertension and so forth are related to meat consumption. And for most to maintain a healthy life styles. They also implement dietary guidelines encouraging the general public to consume plenty of cereals, tubers, whole grains, legumes, vegetables and fruits as well. The Chinese government also put up billboards in attempt to reduce meat consumption by highlighting health risks associated with consuming meat. What we eat contributes to global greenhouse gas emissions and every one of us is responsible. People nowadays are reducing their meat consumption and opting for vegan and plant-based protein to improve their health . Hopefully more countries will follow China reducing the meat consumption. In a way more animals could be save in the slaughter house. And for the future generations to come .
    Thank you for this wonderful news .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/look-what-chinas-doing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 04:23 PM
    Different parts of the world have each various interesting traditions and customs which individual will celebrate and follow. Religious festivals like Gadhimai festival, which is an animal sacrificial ceremony, and dog meat festival where dogs are slaughtered to celebrate the summer solstice have gathered cultural significance over the centuries. In Gadhimai festival , they believe that animal sacrifices to the Hindu goddess Gadhimai will end evil and bring prosperity. In Spain bulls festival or the Toro de la Vega, bulls are torture and kill. Same goes to the Pero Palo Festival where scared donkey being dragged unwillingly through the packed streets . Drive hunting where dolphins and whales are caught and killed for their meat. All these are some of the hidden cruelty and crime against animals in the world which many are not aware of it and do not want to know. But with social media , more and more got to know about it and are trying to end all these animals cruelty. The Indian officials are cracking down and trying to stop the transportation of animals for this festivals. It is good that the number of animals slaughtered during the Gadhimai festival has dropped sharply over the years. The Yulin Dog Meat Festival, which happens every year is a gruesome display of the dog meat trade. Chinese officials are doing their best and discouraging people from eating dog meat which is harmful in long term. Recent years there has been a drop in the consumption of dog meat in the China. Many people are aware of the abuses and torture of those poor dogs before been kill as meat. Looking at those pictures in the articles, tells a thousand words of all the suffering of these animals in the moment before death.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Shakila Rajendra for this sharing raising awareness of animals been abuse , torture and so forth.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/crimes-against-animals-the-world-doesnt-want-you-to-know-about.html
  • S.Prathap
    Thursday, Jan 16. 2020 03:54 PM
    This is what i like about being Malaysia expose with different religion yet there live harmony in society. It is awesome to read about this former Malaysian lady with a big heart and took actions to feed many .
    She understand the pain and sufferings of the people especially students had gone through without food. She was brought up in away she saw how her parents had the unprivileged and she is following their foot steps. Thank you very much for this touching article.

    https://bit.ly/2Ri4suG
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:35 PM
    For centuries, humans have been gazed at galaxies and peered deep inside atoms for more answers to the space. No one knows for sure what it is up there. Scientist, astronomers and so forth are busy scanning the skies for more discoveries and seeking answers to the mysteries of space. World scientists are doing experiments in an effort to gain insight of it. After years of exploration , they are still looking for more discoveries. Interesting discoveries……..of the dark energy, eagle nebula , galaxy , UFO and more of what is existing beyond our imagination.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/top10-space-mysteries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 08:33 PM
    Peter Byrne is an absolute legend , been an icon, in search for Bigfoot, yeti and Sasquatch or abominable snowmen of the Himalaya. He was a real icon questing for the truth about the Yeti or snowmen. Since his much younger years , he was fascinated in the unknown and the mysterious that turned hunting as a hobby. In one of his hunting trip , he came across a tiger suffering that changed his whole life. From that time he stopped the cruel act of killing animals , ending his 16 years of hunting and founded a non-profit organization called the International Wildlife Conservation Society. He has lived a long and dedicated life in the conservations of animals and in the pursuit of searching for Sasquatch, Yeti and so forth. For decades, he search for Bigfoot, Yeti in the Himalayan has become more of a hobby for him. He has written multiple books on Bigfoot and other aspects of his life.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post and sharing of those videos.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/7-parts.html
  • S.Prathap
    Wednesday, Jan 15. 2020 04:45 PM
    This Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain was built in such away that it will deliver healing waters which were energized with natural crystals blessed by High Lamas. Those natural crystals were imbued with the healing energies of Medicine Buddha and Dorje Shugden.
    With the new healing fountain, visitors can bring home the holy healing energy in a bottle. Thank you very much Rinpoche and Kechara for making this Medicine Buddha Healing Fountain available for everyone.

    https://bit.ly/35WE0Mi
  • S.Prathap
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 04:27 PM
    This article really inspired me, every year we live is formative year for us as it affects our future life, so we should really let go those bad influence from our parents. What Rinpoche wrote is so true, most of us are either positive or negative after getting influenced by our parents.

    Dharma will make us face ourselves, acknowledge our weak and negative aspects of character and will then guide us to move forward in a positively transformative direction.Thank you very much for sharing this good article with us.

    https://bit.ly/3a28XCh
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 03:37 PM
    Ratsag Monastery is a popular pilgrimage site located in the Yab Valley in Tolung near to Lhasa, Tibet. Its a beautiful place located with interesting history behind it. It’s the statue of Vajra Yogini that attracted many pilgrims there. This monastery been built to purify the heavy negative karma associated with Ra Lotsawa Dorje Drakpa (1016-1128 CE) by the locals who is well known for introducing the Vajrabhairava-Yamantaka Tantras to Tibet.
    Interesting read of Vajra Yogini scared statues and about the history of the monastery. May the original statue of Vajra Yogini will be returned to Ratsag Monastery one day.
    I did made a trip last May with friends and saw those beautiful scared statues at the monastery. Merely by looking at it is a blessing.
    Thank you Pastor David for this interesting post with the history of the Sacred Vajrayogini Statue been explained.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-sacred-vajrayogini-of-ratsag-monastery.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jan 14. 2020 03:34 PM
    Shailendra Dynasty was the name of an influential Indonesian dynasty that emerged in 8th-century Java. Shailendras were active influencer of Mahayana Buddhism whose reign signified a cultural renaissance in the region. The glorious Buddhist monuments was then built across the fertile volcanic plain named as Kedu Plain .
    The most incredible of them all was the massive stupa of Borobudur which is a very popular pilgrimage site for locals, tourist and Buddhist practitioners. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Wow ….incredible it took more than 50 years to complete this architectural monument . Read and heard about this amazing monuments and all the beautiful stone inscriptions there. I have not been there before but wish to in the near future. Interesting read of all about this historical information on the Shailendra Dynasty.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-shailendra-dynasty-progenitor-of-mahayana-buddhism-in-indonesia.html

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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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Kechara Forest Retreat is preparing for the upcoming Chinese New Year celebrations. This is our holy Vajra Yogini stupa which is now surrounded by beautiful lanterns organised by our students.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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.
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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.
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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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
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This is pretty amazing! First Sri Lankan Buddhist temple opened in Dubai!!!
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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
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After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can't stop thinking of you and I can't forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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
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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
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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    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.
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    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.
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    Beautiful
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    My little monster cute babies Dharma and Oser. Take a look and get a cute attack for the day! Tsem Rinpoche
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    SUPER ADORABLE and must see
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    Enjoy a peaceful morning at Kechara Forest Retreat
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    BEAUTIFUL PLACE IN NEW YORK STATE-AMAZING.
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    Leonardo DiCaprio takes on the meat Industry with real action.
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    Lovely gift for my 52nd Birthday. Tsem Rinpoche
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    This 59-year-old chimpanzee was refusing food and ready to die until...
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    Such a beautiful and powerful message from a person who knows the meaning of life. Tsem Rinpoche
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    What the meat industry figured out is that you don't need healthy animals to make a profit.
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    This video went viral and it's a must watch!!
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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Special thanks to Hue, one of our dedicated members in Kechara Penang Study Group. Thanks for helping out during our bird liberation. ~Jacinta
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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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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It is essential for us to properly 'Taking Refuge' before we start any event. “Taking refuge” is where one seeks guidance and to turns to the Triple Gem for liberation and salvation from suffering. We hope these birds will be liberated from sufferings soon. ~Jacinta
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Kids camp 2019 - Exciting stack up game. The kids enjoyed it very much. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Super delicious fried rice and decorated with heart. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Beautiful farm in Kechara Forest Retreat. Lin Mun KSDS
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Kids camp 2019 - Completion of puzzle game. Look at their happy faces. Lin Mun KSDS
KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG carried out weekly Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on Tuesday's evening. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Long beans from our Kechara Farm 2019 harvested for our community here in Kechara Forest Retreat.
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Bountiful harvest from our Kechara Farm 2019 for our community. Here are some long beans, four-angled beans, bitter gourds and karelas!
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