Heart to Heart with Teresa Hsu, 112

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Laughter is the best medicine: Hsu sharing a joke with the audience during the talk

Heart to Heart with Teresa Hsu, 112

“My wish is to smile throughout my life,”
“Everybody is a brother and sister,”
“My religion is LOVE.”

 


 

The Power of Laughter

The Star Online | Tuesday January 26, 2010
By K. KASTURI DEWI, Photos by K. E. OOI

CENTENARIAN Teresa Hsu kept some 200 people in stitches during her talk on ‘Love All Serve All’ at the Malaysian Buddhist Association hall in Penang last Friday.

For the bubbly Chinese-born Singaporean, who is affectionately known as Singapore’s Mother Teresa, laughter is definitely the best medicine.

Born in 1898, the 112-year-old social worker extraordinaire keeps young and active by happily doing charity work.

Kicking off the question and answer session, Hsu, who was accompanied by her friend Sharana Rao, said she was born “very, very poor” and the toughest part of her life was when she had to pick grass to eat as she was “very, very hungry”.

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Pearls of wisdom: Hsu (third left) answering a question from the audience. With her are Rao (second right) and Loh (second left)

“It was at that moment I thought to myself that no one should ever go through what I went through,” she said.

When asked the secret to her longevity and good health, Hsu responded, “Ha, ha, ha! Make sure your heart is always happy”

She also said eating one raw egg every day for breakfast could be another reason for her good health.

“Once someone told me that raw egg is poisonous to which I replied ‘never mind, I thrive on poison’,” she said.

Hsu, who was born in Swatow, Guangdong Province, China, attended school only at 27. She ran away to Hong Kong when she was 16 to escape an arranged marriage.

Having witnessed the suffering of the wounded during World War II, she recognised a calling to serve and at the age of 47, managed to convince the London Nursing College to accept her as a mature student.

She subsequently travelled around Europe to help the sick and needy and was even invited by German Jewish refugees to work in a hospital in Paraguay.

In 1961, Hsu arrived in Singapore to care for her ailing mother and founded the Home for the Aged Sick in Singapore. She has since made the republic her home. In 2005, Hsu received the Special Recognition Award from the Singapore Government in recognition of her contribution to the country.

Hsu had the audience laughing with her sharp and witty answers to questions. When asked how much rice she ate every day, she replied, “I don’t eat rice, I have no teeth and therefore, I cannot chew”.

To another question on whether she had ever fallen sick, she quipped, “The sick demons forgot to visit me.”

Hsu also imparted words of wisdom to the audience by telling them that when somebody says anything unpleasant, just don’t listen.

“If someone also says they are not happy, go all out to make them happy because if you love everybody with all the love in your heart, then you’ll be happy, ha, ha, ha,” she laughed.

On death, Hsu said she normally does not console the relatives of the deceased but instead makes them laugh. She told the audience how she got a lady whose uncle had died to laugh and sing along to a Cantonese kindergarten song.

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Tickled pink: The audience enjoying the question and answer session

Hsu also said whenever she was faced with a problem, she would try to solve it but if she could not, then she just accepted it. To another question, she said she wasn’t born naturally caring but shared an incident that deeply affected and changed her. Her late mother once dug up potatoes to feed the family but gave away the entire pot to a starving beggar who arrived at their doorstep with a child.

“That was the day I learnt that to give what you have in your hand to others is a great blessing,” she said.

When asked how important religion was to her, Hsu said, “Nobody ever told me what a religion was”. She cited an incident when a Buddhist man and a Christian lady were arguing and singing praises about their respective religions.

She told them, “Brother and sister, there’s just one door”.

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  1. Stella Cheang on Aug 4, 2016 at 12:44 pm

    A lady youthful at heart. She has her own way of thinking, and it does not has to be right or wrong, but it makes her happy, it lets her do good, be more caring. She can be easily read as a lady with strong determination and perseverance. As a result, there is one more shiningly positive soul on earth who not only do good herself but at the same time exert Social Influence naturally onto people around her and the society at large. Thank you Rinpoche for this inspirational article.

  2. tenzin llhamo on Jun 29, 2012 at 6:57 pm

    It’s really sad. She had to eat grass because she was so poor. And her mum is really kind to offer the whole pot meant for them to a beggar and child. She is really a wise person with good and kind heart. From her interview she sounds happy, funny and cheerful. May she always have a healthy, kind and happy body. She looks at life in such a optimistic way and I aspire to be like her. She went thru so much pain but she is always happy.

  3. Elsy Linquist on Dec 22, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Hey, I haven’t checked in here for a while, but I will put you on my bloglist so I don’t forget to check back.

  4. Uncle Eddie on Aug 31, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    Smart and witty madam Tsu, though said to be “very very very” poor lived a life full of satisfaction, laughter, joy and happiness. Deeply caring and sharing, though she was said to profess no religion, yet her daily life action showed indication of real Dharma instincts in her. In record, she founded the Home for the aged and sick in Singapore and subsequently travelled around europe to help the sick and the needy, even was invited by German jewish refugees club to work in a Hospital in Paruagay. Even at todays current age of 112yrs, inspite of the suffering pains yet still continue doing social work-what a real Bodhisatva in the making.

  5. Anila on Aug 30, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    Although Teresa Hsu is from China. Her destiny and karma made her to be active in Singapore and founded a home for the aged and sick, for which she has received a recognition award from the Singapore government. She has made her home in Singapore since. Her method of speaking or teaching to the audience is similar to Tsem Rinpoche, making jokes and humor and laugthers to prove a point. Teresa Hsu does not have a religion or Dharma teaching to help her to show her virtue of helping others. It’s her own spontaneous effort from the heart. In other words to be kind and compassionate and practice like a Boddhisattva is universal and notonly applies to Buddhist.

  6. mima on Jul 22, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    What an example to teach us how kindness, helping other and a good sense of humor are precious elixirs for real life. Religion from the latin le ligare means :
    to be linked with, to be connected with,
    respect for what is sacred, reverence for the gods,
    obligation, the bond between man and the gods.
    Madam Hsu is living religiously as a “way of life” . Her life stance is to be at service for other.
    She gives us two very important messages:
    “When somebody says anything unpleasant, just don’t listen.”
    “If someone also says they are not happy, go all out to make them happy because if you love everybody with all the love in your heart, then you’ll be happy, ha, ha, ha,” she laughed.
    Thank you so much for offering us this wonderful blog Rinpoche. Thank you Andrew and Shirley and all of you for your such beautiful and inspiring comments.

  7. Janice on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for posting this. Madam Hsu is a shining star, living a life with no regrets. Every step and decision she makes is to serve and benefit others. Going to school at age 27, colleage at age 47. Even now at age 112, still doing social work, so much compassion, not thinking of any pains or aches which she probably has some due to her age. No ego and attachment in this lady. Her daily actions and life is determined by how she can help someone. To let go of a problem or issue if there is no solution, simple and effective whilst the smarties and brannies chew on their fingers, stressed up trying to solve it because of face. I like the way in which she says there is only one door when we die. Death happens to every one of us irrespective of religion and at the time of death, if we have regrets, we can only carry the baggage into the next life. Real Superwoman.

  8. Andrew James Boon on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:33 am

    And she is also a VEGETARIAN. I read up more about her when I googled her name. Truly a remarkable lady! All stemming from a deep rooted compassion for others.

  9. Elaine Cheah on Jul 20, 2010 at 2:22 am

    I just love her zest in life. Most of us live comfortable lives but are never happy. She is a real life example of what the Buddha always taught. Everyone wants happiness. When one is happy, one’s sufferings reduce. Whether she professes to have any religion or not is not important, but to me she is a spiritual person. Her motto in life is love for others and serving others. That has brought her so much happiness and kept her young and healthy. Her looks belie her 112 years! So if we want happiness and to keep young and healthy, we must serve others.
    Looking at the picture of Ms. Hsu reminds me of my own mum who is 92 this year. Mum had been a strong woman, working very hard to bring us up and was the one who financially supported 3 of her 4 children through expensive overseas education despite the small pay she had, working as a head nurse. I wonder how she managed to stretch her pay for all that plus feed and clothe us. She has had a hard life and sadness and worry were her constant companions. Despite having an authoritarian husband who was an angry man always to be feared, she stayed in the unhappy marriage till Dad died at age 67 wrecked with stress related illnesses.
    Life was an endless financial struggle for Mum. We are where we are today because of all the sacrifices she made. Unlike Ms. Hsu, Mum’s face is etched with lines, evidence of her suffering and toil over the years. She is lucky to have survived a few major illnesses, 2 bouts of cancer in 2 different organs that were supposedly contained. Now, she has just been diagnosed with lung cancer. Now that Mum is already 92, her onco. does not recommend any aggressive treatment for the time being as quality of life would be of utmost importance. She is a spritely old lady and still takes the bus and MRT (in Singapore) by herself to go where she wants to and we would rather let her continue her that way rather than curtail her independence and knock her down with aggressive chemo unnecessarily. But we are aware that the time is drawing near.
    Mum had not been a religious person though she had been a “Christian” on paper. It’s rather late for her to do dharma practice, but whatever practice I do, I would dedicate the merits for her easy passing when the time comes, and for a swift and good rebirth. This is a fact of life that all of us have to face. Rinpoche had said a few times recently that some among us, or close to us would be facing death soon. I take that message very personally.

  10. Patsy on Jul 20, 2010 at 12:28 am

    My heart goes out to this wonderful lady who has lived a rich and fulfilled life. A simple life filled with laughter, happiness, love and a positive attitude, caring, compassionate and full of wisdom. Even though she claims she has no religion, yet the life she leads is what the Buddha taught, to have compassion and wisdom.
    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this wonderful article.

  11. Shirley Tan on Jul 19, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    I echo what Andrew said about learning from this blog. I certainly learnt more from this blog than all the years that I have spent in school – all the way to college.
    This lady proves again that life is best lived through giving and helping others. What a fantastic story!
    Whoever said that monks do not know life because they have not seen much of life by being stuck in monasteries ARE ALL SO SO WRONG!
    In actual fact, monks may know more about life than those who apparently live their lives to the fullest!
    The greatest teachers are those who teach from their own experiences, because they understand each subject matter personally.
    Rinpoche is such a teacher! That is why we all love him so and are happily learning from him.
    By the way, I really like the Chit Messages. It’s really cool. Type Pad does have a lot of functions. Rinpoche is always improving!

  12. Sharon Saw on Jul 19, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    What a lady! It’s interesting that although she professes no religion, by her actions of kindness and compassion for others, non-attachment and lightheartedness, she is rather Buddhist by life philosophy! So there we go – the secret of longevity – generosity for others and while she tries to solve problems, she accepts it if she cannot. That sounds like a stressless life.
    Thank you for sharing this lovely article, Rinpoche.

  13. Andrew James Boon on Jul 19, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    WOW! How incredibly insightful this person is. Perhaps an imprint from her previous lives or perhaps she is here to teach us all a great lesson.
    Everything that she says is so simple yet profound (as things should be!). Her story on how her mother gave away the pot of potatoes to the starving beggar with child touched a core in me.
    I remember in a period of my blessed and priviledged life, when my father left us, we too fell into dire straits with not much on our plate for a short while. My mother’s family came to our aid and we came out of it stronger but I remember vividly how my mother would sacrifice her own meals for us and still go to work each day hungry. Of course she would not let on that she had not eaten and would claim she did. Somehow I knew and I remember hating my father for the situation we were in. Perhaps I still do!
    This story makes me realise two things:
    1. How much my mother has sacrificed for us and I believe will continue to do so every chance she gets and how thankful and humbled am I by her selflessness. If only we all viewed others as our own mothers… I am sure this world would be a much better place!
    2. Life is really too short to hold on to a grudge and/or not forgive. Surely Madam Tsu is a living example of how we can make our lives “lighter” without all the baggage we impose on ourselves and just live and laugh!
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. I have learnt more here in your blog then in my 39 years of life. Truly inspiring! I remain with folded hands and much love

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So go pursue all the way with the unknown,
because all unknown with familiarity becomes the known.
~Tsem Rinpoche

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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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.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
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Very powerful story! Tibetan Resistance group Chushi Gangdruk reveals how Dalai Lama escaped in 1959- https://bit.ly/2S9VMGX
At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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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
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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
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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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.
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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
3 months ago
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
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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
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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
4 months ago
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
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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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
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Rei Kawakubo – Grand Dame of ‘Hiroshima Chic’- https://bit.ly/2Vz4N06
Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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Birds were blessed before their departure to freedom. They deserved love & freedom too ~Jacinta,KPSG
Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
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Pastor Patsy giving explanation during Bird Liberation event. Kechara Penang Study Group's monthly bird liberation - Jacinta
Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Re: Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teachers and students start dharma learning at this blissful morning ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
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Kechara Sunday Dharma Class every Sunday morning, Teacher Lin Mun start class with Manjusri prayers after prostration ~By KSDS Jayce Goh
Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Mdm Glian Sim offered Serkym on behalf of KISG today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Janice So offered water to Lama Tsongkhapa, Mother Tara, Dorje Shugden and all Buddhas. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ms. Leow offered lights and incense prior to the prayer session in Ipoh today. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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KISG has carried out a session of 21 Praises to Taras prayer recitations today in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
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Children were very excited to participate in the quiz. Lin Mun KSDS
We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
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We will do dedication before we end the dharma class. Lin Mun KSDS
It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
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It’s wonderful for parents and children to attend animal liberation together and recite mantra before releasing the birds. Lin Mun KSDS
Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
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Bigfoot cafe in Bentong. Lin Mun KSDS
Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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Rejoice ! Children getting blessing from pastor on Wesak Day. Lin Mun KSDS
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