Question on Jealousy

Sep 4, 2014 | Views: 5,223

Jealousy makes you unsettled, have no peace, be unhappy and act in ways that make you deteriorate and be alone. How can you be jealous of other people who work hard and do well? They deserve their efforts and they ‘make’ you upset because they remind you of what you’re not willing to do. How can you purposely make it hard for other people to do their job because you don’t have their results? Wrong method. In the end no one likes you or your work. You will be alone, bitter and despised. Jealousy is a thief that robs you of peace, friendships, respect, and growth. Fight your jealousy, not the people who succeed. Fight your jealousy and not your friends. – Tsem Rinpoche

 

In answer to Plinio Tsai’s question from facebook:

Rinpoche, how should the person stop the mind that wishes to compare ones own qualities with others qualities and feel bad about it? How someone applies rejoice instead of comparision?

My video answer:


Transcript for the video ‘Jealousy’

Proofread by Sean

I’m recording a message from my post on Facebook – I just posted up on “Jealousy”, and it will be on my blog in a few minutes and you can see the answer there, but Plineo Tsai (sic) – and I hope I’m pronouncing your name correctly, and if I’m not I’m sorry – asked Rinpoche “How should the person stop the mind that wishes to compare one’s own qualities with other qualities and feel bad about it? How someone applies rejoice instead of comparison?”.

I’m not going to go into a long detail about it but I’m going to give a little bit of an answer and I’ll put it up directly. Jealousy is an emotion that when we see someone doing, acting, performing something and they get good results, perhaps it could be praise, perhaps it could be, you know, rewards, perhaps it could be recognition, deep down inside, we don’t feel happy. We don’t feel happy, and we feel unsettled and we start seeing that person for their achievements and perhaps what, how it affects us. And it’s not so much how that person affects us, it’s about what that person did that they got what we wanted, and we didn’t get, that affects us. So jealousy is really not about another person, it’s about what someone else does, and that resurrects, or brings alive, or brings to the surface, or brings to our attention what we didn’t do or wish to do, or couldn’t do, or couldn’t accomplish.

So what’s very important to remember in this case is the Eight Worldly Dharmas and also karma, that’s very, very important. And the reason for that is because when other people work for something, when other people put their effort in and they sacrifice something else and put an effort to get something, we have to realise that they put in the hard work, they put in the time, they put in the effort, they put in the sacrifice. They put in what we were not willing to put in or not enough, or maybe not able to. So they got the result, when they get the result, we must feel happy. We must rejoice for them. Why? It’s a democratic karmically driven world.

A karmically democratic – a democratically karmically driven world is – what, what, what do I mean by that? What I mean by a karmically democratic -driven world is that if you create the karmic causes, you can have the same results. So someone else creates the karmic causes, they can have those results. So if we truly believe in a universal philosophy thinking of karma, we have to rejoice. Why do we have to rejoice? Very simple. They create the karma; they got the results. How come if we do something good, and we get the good results – wouldn’t we want other people to be happy? Wouldn’t we want other people to rejoice? When we do good things, when we do positive things, and we get the good results, and other people are not happy, then we feel sad? Because we say, look, I sacrificed so much, I gave up so much, I really put so much effort and I’m still not recognized, I’m not appreciated. I’m not thanked and they say bad things, they feel jealous.

Well, look, same thing goes the other way around. If we truly take refuge in karma, then jealousy will become less. Why is that? ‘Cause karmically, that person created the causes to get what they are getting. And on a very universal level, universal level, you get what you work for. So if that person has worked three, four hours extra everyday for example in the office, to be recognized, to be accepted, to, to have their work become well known or to become a person that people respect, and you’re not willing to put in three, four hours because you’re, you want to do something else, you know, you want to have your own free time or ‘me time’ or whatever you want to label it, well, if you don’t get the recognition that they get, you shouldn’t be jealous, because they put in the three extra hours, and that could be 21 hours a week, and you didn’t. So if you put in the 21 hours extra per week and you get the recognition and appreciation, wouldn’t you want everyone else to be happy?

So therefore karmically speaking it’s like this: if they create the karma, if they create the karma, and they get the result, you have to accept it on a very deep level. The deep level is that karmically they have created the results. So if you’re jealous of that, if you’re unhappy about that, then you’re truly not accepting karma. You’re truly not accepting the way that things work. You see, because you can’t not put in the hours, put in the sweat, the tears, and pay your dues and still want the results. That’s not logically possible. So therefore when we see other people with good results, when we see other people, they get respect and they get praise, and they’re appreciated and people really like them for what they’re doing, we should in fact rejoice. When we rejoice, and we contemplate on karma and the karmic results, when we rejoice, what happens? We create the karma to start countering our jealousy.

It will not change overnight. It will not disappear overnight. It will not go away overnight.  But it will start going away because we start recognising where our mind is coming from. So therefore if we take refuge in the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha, out of the three refuge, the most important is the Dharma, because the Dharma is what really saves us from us. The Dharma is what really saves our loved ones from us. It is what saves the loved ones from us harming anyone around us; them or anyone else. So when we take refuge in the Dharma, one of it is to recognise karma.

When you recognise karma, you will accept the fact that other people can do better ‘cause they put in the effort. Look, if you’re psychologically always scared, you don’t want to offend people, and you don’t want to push yourself to do more because you don’t want to offend, your fear of not offending people offends people. Why? Eventually, you’re not doing what you’re supposed to do, you’re not speaking what’s on your mind, you’re not pushing yourself to the next level and instead of worrying about one or two people you might offend although you’re not wanting to, you’re not benefitting 10 or 20 people you could have, if you’d spoken up or said something. So therefore, when you are so worried about offending people, you’re so worried about other people in the wrong way, you don’t benefit many more people that you could have.

So similarly if someone who speaks up, they’re direct, they’re open and they’re very honest, and then because of that they get praise, because of that they get appreciation, because of that people listen to their opinions, because of that they make headways – you shouldn’t be jealous, because you’re attached to your face, you’re attached to your appearance as opposed to benefitting others. No one can speak one word and everybody agrees, but if the majority gets benefit, why not?

So similarly, another thing that we need to consider is that when we are jealous, we are not doing something to benefit others, we are not doing something that because we want to help others, we‘re not doing something because we’re having the other person’s benefit in mind. For example, if we are doing something to benefit others, then it must be free of the Eight Worldly Dharmas. One of them is to receive praise, or appreciation, or name, or fame, or ‘thank yous’ or, or a position.  Now if we’re doing things with the motivation of ourselves, pretending or feigning or thinking we want to benefit others, but that’s not really the motivation, then we will not feel happy if we don’t get appreciated. We will not feel happy if people don’t thank us. Why? Very great masters, very great practitioners, very great people, people that are not even, how to say, of a religious background, but when they do good things and when they do wonderful things, the person being benefitted, the person being happy, the person being relieved of their particular problem, that makes that other person happy, they don’t need recognition and all that.

So therefore, we can check our minds: what are we doing it for? If another person does something good and we feel jealous, definitely it is a clear indication that we are not doing our actions with the benefit of others in mind. That we are doing our actions for one of the Eight Worldly Dharmas, for example, praise and recognition, or material benefit. So if we always live our life according to the Eight Worldly Dharmas, we will always have jealousy, we will always have our, the lack of peace of mind, or sadness, or loneliness, or rejection, or moodiness. One of the direct results that one can have as a result of having the Eight Worldly Dharmas intact, which is very bad, is moodiness. Your mood will go up and down, because when someone else gets recognised and you don’t, you’ll feel down, you’ll feel unhappy.

And the bad thing is, if we let this jealous energy or jealous thought or mind or attitude remain, it’s very harmful. Why? Then pretty soon, whatever somebody does that’s good, we can’t take it. Whatever positive comes out for other people, we can’t take it. Pretty much we can’t hear any good news, we can’t hear any good things, we can’t even relay to anything vaguely related to us that happened to someone else that’s good. Why? Because it would resurrect what we did not do, or what we should have done. And then we become bitter. And then we become angry, then we become unhappy, and then we start rejecting people, we don’t want to hear news, or we might even start gossip or slander. Gossip, slander, schism, comes from jealousy. Why? They’re doing something you didn’t do, they’re doing something  or got the result of something you didn’t wish to do, you didn’t put in the effort, or you didn’t try; or you try, you didn’t succeed. So instead of rejoicing for them, we say negative things. We create slander, we create unhappiness. We create words that make other people feel not so good, or we attempt to make them not so-, feel not so good about something that happened good for others.

I repeat, when we talk schism, when we talk down, when we put other people’s achievement down, and we’re not happy, it is not about the other person, it is about us and our jealousy going out of control. When our jealousy goes out of control, pretty much we become bitter, we become angry and we cannot recognise or we don’t wish to recognise and we don’t want other people to have happiness or rewards for what they have done. And that’s very dangerous. And jealousy will make us bitter, it will make us alone, it will make us segregated. And that’s not good, no one deserves that.

So to counter this we need to look deeper into karma and think “Look, the great leaders had the karma to be great leaders. They were humble, they served others, they helped others in their previous lives, therefore they get the result of being able to influence others in a massive way by becoming leaders”. So I rejoice in the leadership, in the leadership of good leaders, I rejoice, I don’t feel jealous. When other people have wealth, it’s because in their previous life they have given. I rejoice for their wealth. When other people have happiness or they have a good relationship, oh I’m so happy, because previously – previous life, this life, whenever – they always spoke words or they always had an attitude or they always did actions to bring people together. Because they did that, now they are together with someone and they don’t have loneliness. I rejoice. I feel very happy. So when we rejoice at the good results of other people, it is a direct counter to our jealousy. And our jealousy will not go away overnight, but it will start to dwindle. Why? ‘Cause we recognise that their success is not our problem. We recognise that good things that happen to others should not be a problem for us. And if it is a problem, the problem is not them, but the problem lies within us.  So very good to recognise karma, to see how karma upgrades in that way.

I wish you good luck, I hope this little explanation will help you. Thank you very much.

 


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  1. Andrea Lai on Feb 29, 2020 at 12:12 am

    Jealousy falls on one of the 3 poisons of root delusions. As we all leaving in this realm, full of desire, attachments and is not really surprising everyone had this feelings.
    Jealousy kills, if it out of control. I have seen this feelings control over a person until causes so much pain, anger, hatred towards others. In the end, this person became bitter, cunning and no friends.
    Rinpoche had always advice us to be more compassion by practising generosity. Being generous will keep us open our hearts and our mind.

  2. Samfoonheei on Feb 27, 2020 at 3:48 pm

    In general jealousy seems to be bad for any relationships. It’s a feeling of resentment against someone, feeling of insecurity and conflict. It’s human nature. It’s natural to feel jealous from time to time. Well it becomes problematic when we act out in jealousy. Everything happen for a reason, some people have been doing well , wealthy and some do not , all these are our past karma. We should not feel jealous but rejoice for them. We should try self-confidence letting go the situation. Jealousy can be harmful as it will hijack our mind, ruin our relationships, destroy our family, and some extreme cases such stealing or killing as well . At times jealousy becomes lethal, as do domestic fights, and ends up killing others or themselves.
    To avoid jealousy we should accept and begin to appreciate who and what we are. Always rejoice to others and take them as an inspiration example. We should think less about ourselves, and more about others. Learning Dharma , practicing Dharma and putting into action , our jealousy will disappear. It’s the best choice.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

  3. Julia Tan on Feb 27, 2020 at 2:46 pm

    JEALOUSY one of the three poisons. To me it is a tumour that grows inside us. Rinpoche explained it so well how this jealousy comes about, how to encounter it and how we can eventually get rid of it, not over night but by understanding the law of karma, practicing the eight worldly dharma, practicing rejoice for others and many more ways, at the same encouraged us of how we can also be successful. which I find it truly useful and worth contemplating it everyday. Whenever jealousy arises, stop and watch this video.

    we also need to understand that whatever we have in this life, good or bad, is totally due to our karma, due to the good needs we have done in our previous life hence we are now enjoying the result. In this life, if we continue to being lazy, not wanting to work hard, not wanting to create good causes, not wanting to help others, stingy, do not want to be kind, do not want to do the extra work, do not want to take responsibilities, not putting in extra time, we will end up living the rest of our life, with this tumour and it will take over. We will never be happy again. We will be lonely, depress, angry and sad. Hence REMOVE the tumour.

  4. GOBIN on Feb 27, 2020 at 8:29 am

    Jealousy is a complex emotion that encompasses feelings ranging from fear of abandonment to rageand humiliation. It strikes people of all ages, genders, and sexual orientations, and is most typically aroused when a person perceives a threat to a valued relationship from a third party. The threat may be real or imagined.
    Not limited to romantic relationships, jealousy can also arise among siblings competing for parental attention, among co-workers, or in friendships. Jealousy is distinguished from envy in that jealousy always involves a third party seen as a rival for affection or attention. Envy occurs between only two people and is best summed up as, “I want what you have.”
    Everything has the own solution and for overcome jealousy we need to practice it. Definitely can control this complex emotion.

  5. Tek Lee on Feb 27, 2020 at 1:02 am

    Everyone has jealousy. Only whether it is serious or not. Some can be so serious until they harm the person that they jealous. We need to contemplate and look into ourselves then only we will realise our mistakes, from there we can slowly improve and change. Only through learning Dharma then we can slowly improve on our jealousy. Although it takes time, so we better start now.

  6. June Kang on Feb 26, 2020 at 9:29 am

    We all have jealousy, some is very serious, Jealousy is a poison, it hurt ownself and others, therefore we need to aware of it. As per Rinpoche’s advise that we need to look deeper into Karma and rejoice for others when they are achieve something. Letting go the jealousy is to gain the happiness 「諸惡莫作,眾善奉行」是真正保證我們這一生幸福

  7. Mingwen on Feb 26, 2020 at 8:39 am

    Everything happen for a reason & karma explains it perfectly.

    Once we recognise this then only we could do good deeds to counter & break the negative cycle of karma.

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  8. Justin Cheah on Feb 26, 2020 at 2:24 am

    Jealousy for me is deadly and should be dealt with before it becomes something serious. Many a times from drama or real life we see some would act out of anger and jealousy to harm people whom one is angry and hating causing many unnecessary karma backlash in future. The counter or antidote for this would best be focusing out by doing charity.

  9. Katie Choong on Feb 26, 2020 at 1:08 am

    Jealousy strikes people regardless age group, gender, and sexual orientation. Knowing that jealousy also has the potential to fuel damaging behaviour, it is crucial to explore and deal with underlying issues by taking physical actions. For example, self-reflection and start focus beyond oneself.

  10. Pastor Henry Ooi on Feb 26, 2020 at 12:28 am

    If our jealousy reached the height when we are consumed by hatred wanting to hurt someone that we thought was the root of it, then I think that degree of jealousy becomes so bad that we may act out the thought. Like what Rinpoche advises, we should focus out by working to benefit others and rejoicing instead of not wanting to change our habits that continue to feed our jealous mind. 

  11. Vivian Ong on Feb 25, 2020 at 11:54 pm

    Jealousy is in everyone of us. Whether or not we realize it or not. We may find it hard to control jealousy and not easy to fight jealousy but one way we can do is to be contented and perhaps trully rejoice on other people’s success or achievements. We may not be able to change so quickly but we need to cultivate this habit of putting others first before ourselves. Over a period of time, eventually, our jealousy will turn into some more positive.

  12. pammie yap on Feb 25, 2020 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve seen how jealousy can make people do things that are cruel and damaging. Most people want the easy way out without doing anything but when someone else achieve it, they get offended, jealous, find excuses to blame,etc. Then they will find ways to create schism or worst, something to harm physically. So much harm to the mind as well because it’s hard to let go and cause so much anger, slowly destroying us. Carrying it from life after life until the day we learn Dharma and transform our mind. Let’s be appreciative and rejoice for others and at the same time motivate ourselves to be better. Spending our energy and thoughts towards something positive and uplifting.

  13. Ng Jesvin on Aug 7, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing the jealousy topic.

    Yes, jealousy is not about our feeling of “unfairness”. It is about our own state of mind. If we are self-centered it will lead to great jealousy from us because we feel unhappy when other people did not do in accordance to our expectations.

    The first time I watched this video was during the adult dharma class, shared by Pastor Gim Lee in 2014. I had watched this video many times especially when I was filled with anger and jealousy. This video keeps reminding me on Eight Worldly Dharma and also Karma.

    Previously, I watched this video very frequently because I got jealous and angry too easily. Since I continue my dharma practise, attending dharma classes and perform sadhanas, these negativities become lesser and lesser. It was a coincidence that I encountered this I video on youtube a few days ago and after re-watching it, I feel a sense of relief that I am a better person now. I am confident that I can continue improving myself with a constant Dharma practise.

    Humbly with folded palm,
    Ng Jesvin

  14. Stella Cheang on Mar 6, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    Jealousy is a common human emotion that most of us exhibit. Usually displayed when we see others doing better than us or having the results that we desire. Through Dharma, we learn that we should not develop any prejudgment against others, but we should always rejoice when others achieve something rather than feeling jealous. The achievement of others is due to the hard work they put in which we did not in the first place. If we believe in Karma, we will apprehend that it is due to the cause that a person created therefore he/she enjoys (suffers) the effect of it. Hence, instead of feeling jealous towards others, we should recognize that we must had created the cause for the state we are in right now and we should create the cause to get what we want in the future.

    Thank you very much Rinpoche for this sharing. I shall thrive to reinforce this learning in my daily live more.

    Humbly, bowing down,
    Stella Cheang

  15. Wan Wai Meng on Nov 13, 2014 at 10:33 pm

    Jealousy leads no where and just makes us more upset and unhappy whats the point. We might as well rejoice and create from rejoicing in other people’s good works and deeds. As Rinpoche said when we rejoice for others we create causes to overcome our suffering and jealousy.

    If we don’t want others to be jealous of us habving good things, we have to start with ourselves.

  16. Stella on Sep 23, 2014 at 10:34 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for this profound explanation of Jealousy. I realize that on a deeper level, the true suffering rubs in when we began to talk down the person we are jealous about and the subsequent bitterness that went out of control. It is akin to a drunken man who started getting angry at others and ended up hurting (physically) the other person or even killing another person. The point is, jealousy is the beginning of bitterness that will eventually snowball.

    Rinpoche’s teaching here gives a really good mind transformation method to counter this. It is a matter for us to apply it.

    Thank You, Rinpoche.

  17. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Sep 15, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche’s sharing. it let us closely to look into our mind the reaction of jealousy.Only by contemplating Rinpoche’s teaching only can help us instead felt jealous, how to change it to better motivation and sincere rejoice from bottom of our heart, not a surface feeling.It not only benefit ourself, this valuable value can share to our next generation,

  18. Uncle Eddie on Sep 12, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    If one has obtained the precious fully endowed human body, one has the opportunity to attain liberation and the cessation of sufferings as said in the Buddhist practice. With due respect, as a practicioner, one has no need to be jealous or be envious of anyone. Under the blessed care of a compassionate Dharma teacher, one would be capable of shaping one’s own future by earnestly following the path leading to higher states of birth and ultimately to full enlightenment. The fully endowed “body-mind” should be considered even more valuable than a wish-fulfilling gem; for each moment may be used to work “hard” for the purpose of approaching enlightenment. The possibilities are boundless if one can endlessly work hard to show one’s intense feeling for gaining higher attainment to benefit all beings. In accordance with the teachings,all must recognize this form, realize its great value and rarity, then use its blessed method accordingly to reach its destination! Om mani padme hung.

  19. Pastor Han Nee on Sep 11, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this very clear teaching on how jealous arises,
    and with that, how we can learn to effortlessly rejoice.

    When we are caught up in jealousy, our minds are so mired in self-centered thoughts that in our distorted minds, we see that it is all “very unfair” to us. In reality , it’s all “very fair”. Karma works in very democratic ways. People who enjoy happiness or success are enjoying the fruit of their efforts. They have created the causes in positive actions, perhaps, in a previous life.

  20. JP on Sep 11, 2014 at 11:51 am

    This article helps us think on deeper levels of where jealousy arises and why it’s important to curb it. It makes so much sense. We are often so distracted with our “busy-ness” that we don’t really understand the nature of our jealousy and how it will ultimately not serve us.

    On the receiving side of people’s jealousy, it also helped me forgive them for all the difficulties and nastiness they hurled on me especially from people whom I was closed to and only had good thoughts of. They suffer from their attachments to the 8 Worldly Dharmas which are:

    1. Attachment to getting and keeping material things.
    2. Aversion to not getting material things or being separated from them.
    3. Attachment to praise, hearing nice words, and feeling encouraged.
    4. Aversion to getting blamed, ridiculed, and criticized.
    5. Attachment to having a good reputation.
    6. Aversion to having a bad reputation.
    7. Attachment to sense pleasures in general.
    8. Aversion to unpleasant experiences.

    The key to forgiving and letting go is through acquiring knowledge and contemplation. Otherwise, it’s just suppressing our feelings and pretending which becomes a scary time bomb. And this I have also seen many times.

    Thank you my dear guru for expounding the wisdom teachings on jealousy.

  21. Sangreal Arnica on Sep 7, 2014 at 2:54 pm

    Such blessed and practical lessons, Rinpoche. I am grateful for this light on this subject. It speaks to my own experiences of both jealousy and envy as more rooted in my own attachments and self-cherishing than in comparing myself to others. I do think jealousy is more harmful than envy. Envy is an observation that what someone else has is desirable and we would like to have it too, now, perhaps without effort. Jealousy on the other hand is an observation that what someone else has is undeserved, and should be taken from them and given to us now, definitely without effort. Both are terrible obstacles to cherishing others and equanimity, but of the two, jealousy seems so much more pernicious and likely to cause serious setbacks on my path. I find meditation on refuge clears both very effectively.Blessings and respectful affection for your gifts of insight and wisdom. Grail.

  22. Ching Siau Lin on Sep 6, 2014 at 2:44 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche. Thank you, for clear my doubts and save me from who am not supposed to be.Thank you _/\_

  23. Loh Ann Leong (Penang) on Sep 5, 2014 at 9:09 am

    As such negative thought arises such as jealousy, we shall re-check our minds and thoughts. This is so wonderful, from we have negative channeling to positive when rejoicing for people giving their efforts as in the law of cause and effect.
    Dear Rinpoche, your teachings are so much profounds, and this had pinpoint directs to our weaknesses, thank you so much for that.

  24. Edwin Tan on Sep 5, 2014 at 3:20 am

    It is always the comparison that gives rise to jealousy. I have been training my mind to always appreciate and be happy with what I have, rather than to focus on what others have.

    This way, I can subdue my mind and convince myself that comparing will nevr see to the end. However, it does not mean that I do not work hard to get what I want. If I want to achieve what others have, then I need to realise that I need to work EXTRA harder [if I am not already working hard] to get where others are.

    Allowing jealousy to swallow me is not the way Rinpoche clearly explains in the video 🙂

  25. Pee Bee Chong on Sep 4, 2014 at 9:50 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. I have been trying to control my jealousy and I think I am a better person now and will not get jealous of others as easy as before. Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching.

  26. Jyee on Sep 4, 2014 at 8:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the explanation. I really enjoyed listening to the talk.

  27. Paris on Feb 23, 2013 at 2:21 pm

    Also, Rinpoche has previously also given another teaching on jealousy which is a good complement to this teaching here. It’s a more informal one when we were hanging out in MacDonalds one night! Here you go: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=byPq0vOFJw8

  28. Paris on Feb 23, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    I remember someone telling me once how wasteful an energy like jealousy is because we gain absolutely nothing out of it – we just sit there and stew and feel bad about something that we don’t actually do anything about. At a deeper level, it makes us reinforce negative patterns of thinking where we reaffirm our own attachments (to how things should or shouldn’t be) and to what we don’t do or what we tell ourselves we cannot do.

    However, I remember also having a conversation with Rinpoche once about jealousy and envy, and he had explained that in the case of the later, envy, it could actually be turned into something more positive. The slight difference, Rinpoche explained, is that when we feel jealous, we not only feel bad about not having something but we also don’t want that person to have that thing. Envy is a little different in that we covet and want that same thing but we don’t wish anything bad for the other person; we might even be happy for them, but we also want it badly for ourselves. In this case, we can potentially turn it around to something like a good competitive energy, where we push ourselves to achieve the same (without sabotaging any of what the other person already has), if not more.

    If we think in this way, it can be much more empowering, instead of just sitting there and stewing, wishing we had something we didn’t!

    • Joy on Feb 24, 2013 at 4:41 am

      Yes it is really such a waste of our precious time and energy isn’t Paris? At some point in our life before we met Rinpoche and knew about Dharma… we’ve all been that green eyed jealous monsters. But what you said what Rinpoche said about the difference between jealousy and envy is something cool…

      I like knowing that being envious is actually something better cos we can turn it around to push ourselves to achieve something that we really want. Well, it is definitely much better than getting bitter, showing a black face, pouting, throwing tantrums or creating escapism activities to stay stagnant and anti-the world… No one else is suffering except you really and because your energy is so negative… you automatically create a shield that pushes people away. This then can become a collection of bad karma. What is even worse is some people out of extreme jealousy they actually find ways to get you back! Rinpoche have told us many times over that when someone is experiencing something good, we should be quick to rejoice and feel happy for them… especially in Dharma activities, if we rejoice we also collect the merits. So why not play it smart 🙂

  29. Carmen Lin K.M on Sep 15, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    First of all thank you for this explanation on jealousy. What if, jealousy within siblings due to parents’ favoritism to one of the child, even the child does not even contribute and causes many troubles to the family, yet the child was still very much loved and cared by the parents. However, the other child which has pretty much gives everything he can to the family and did not create much troubles to the family was not getting much loved or cared compared to the former, sometimes even the parents will scream and scold the latter over small matters. How can the latter that was neglected overcome the feeling of hurt and being jealous of the former? Does this related to recognition of karma as well?

    Your reply is highly appreciated, thank you.

    • tsemtulku on Sep 16, 2012 at 4:50 am

      Dear Carmen,
      It is for sure the workings of karma. To be born of the same flesh and blood and yet treated differently is the group karma and individual karma at work.

      Group karma is when we are born together in the same situation with others. Individual karma is when we experience things differently although we are in the same environment together with others…that is group and individual karma at work. Since we believe in karma, then it is important for us to accept karma and let go. karma helps us to let go and move on.

      After all since we are adults, we learn to move on and let go. Perhaps growing up was hard in the environment you mentioned, but now we are adults, it’s good we take responsibility for ourselves and move on and not reflect on what happened in the past. We make a new life, new direction and new experiences for ourselves. We become stronger for the better due to our experiences.

      Good luck to you. TR

      • Carmen Lin on Sep 16, 2012 at 5:25 pm

        Dear Rinpoche,

        Appreciated on your explanation with folded hands _/|\_

        With much love & respect
        Carmen L

  30. DR on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:54 am

    Rejoicing for others good work and success is the cheapest form of collecting merits; a lama once taught me. Sounds funny but true. Does not cost one anything!

  31. Astrix on Mar 6, 2012 at 11:12 am

    Tsem Rinpoche, I do realise and aware of my jelously and I compare. When I aware I forcus on my heart do a chanting and bless to those who I jelous with and to those who I make compare. I had been doing this since I aware and realize my weakness. I am very afraid to hurt people where in the same time am hurting myself because am allowing these emotion to harm me and as to others. I stongly felt that am a very danger person. I am doing it cleasing it away honestly its not eassy but I am prepare and I shall continue to purify myself. Listening to your teaching I stongly felt that what am doing is correct but not enough. Thank you for the teaching.

  32. choong li li on Feb 28, 2012 at 10:46 am

    Nice to know of your presence, Rinpoche. I’ve been suffering from some problems almost more than 15 years. I tried to move to a better state of life but I remain stagnant and for some other things especially financially, I got worse. I wish you can help me. I’m a Buddhist. Many people told me that I was being shelled and shelved by someone who doesn’t like us to succeed. I did a lot of prayers. It help but temporary. Then a recur re. I would like to ask help from you Rinpoche. And if I have the chance, I would like to be your disciple. Please help us. thanks

  33. weeliang on May 10, 2011 at 4:19 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the short teaching.
    I have realized that when I rejoice in other people’s success, it pushes me to beat myself. But when I am jealous with other people’s success, I naturally only want to beat the other person. Therefore, all my energy and thoughts are focused on the other person rather than on improving myself to succeed.

    with folded hands,
    Wee Liang

  34. Doreen Teoh on May 6, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for explanation on Jealousy. What about if we feel that there is unfairness or prejudiced situation that is been practise? Is it a similar application or feelings?

  35. anila on Apr 28, 2011 at 10:39 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for answering Plinio Tsai question. I am sure it will benefit a lot more people out there and not only we students. I feel that what causes people to have jealousy starts from the mind and also from their Karma. You create the results of unhappiness through your own doing by being jealous. And you cause it. You also can choose to be happy and have a lot of friends by rejoicing for what they have achieved through their hard work. If you don’t have jealousy you won’t feel anger and unhappiness. Your friends will not shy away from you. And you will gain more friends. For jealousy is an enemy and the downfall of people. In the end it does not bring benefit but causes lots of sufferings to the mind which may affect your health also.

  36. patsy on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear and easy to understand explanations.

  37. Valentina Suhendra on Apr 28, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche. The teaching is very enlightening.

    Valentina

  38. Alejandra Arroyo Valerio on Apr 28, 2011 at 6:30 am

    Thank you Rimpoche, this is so heplful to hear, please keep answering questions, we do need this remind over and over again.

  39. rr on Apr 27, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    ‘Their success is not your problem’– thanks that is beautifully said. It made me read AL question in a very different way than I would have before I heard it.

  40. Margaretlee on Apr 27, 2011 at 6:26 pm

    Thank you Plinio for posting this question and Rinpoche for giving a short and profound teaching.

    In short, I think we must all comtemplate from time to time the law of karma. Personally I believe jealousy is the worst enemy of all, because from there arises anger and negative speech and actions that would create more negative results for us in the future.

    Learning to rejoice may not seem to be at hand in the beginning but like what Rinpoche has said, if a person’s success has brought much benefit to the majority, then we should all the more rejoice for those who have received the benefits and the hard work the person who has put into it.

    If you cannot put in the effort like the others, the least one can do is to rejoice, rejoice is the best antidode for jealousy.

  41. Den on Apr 27, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    I felt I could really understand that Samsara is a meritocracy from this clear talk. Whoever achieved anything in any way, has done so because they have PAID for the result by their own efforts. Totally fair. If I make the same effort, I can achieve the same result.

    Thinking about practical example, maybe it’s a bit like two people wearing t-shirts. One of them made the effort to wash their shirt in washing powder, rinse it and dry it nicely in the spin dryer, making it lovely and fragrant. The other person wore the same t-shirt for 50 days and it’s pretty bad; he also didn’t take a bath.

    They stand next to each other and the second guy feels jealous because of the nice smell from guy number one.

    But if he makes the same effort, he, too, will smell nice.

    Very natural cause and effect reasons.

    It would be helpful for me to check out the law of karma more to understand better the specific causes of results.

    Thank you to Rinpoche for his extreme dedication to helping others understand and heal their own problems from that understanding.

  42. Adelyn Lim on Apr 27, 2011 at 4:27 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for this enlightening talk on jealousy. I do understand the karma of it and I was wondering what about feelings of anger towards people who you discover constantly lies or covers up their true actions? Does it mean that it is my bad karma that instills people to lie or are they creating bad karma for themselves in the future?

    • Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Apr 27, 2011 at 4:57 pm

      Dear AL,

      Well it always takes two hands to clap as the saying goes……you have every right to feel angry and hurt for people who lie and cover up their actions, it has occured in my life to me from people and I was hurt too. So I can relate to what you are saying…I realize that I must have done that to others in the past and the karmas comes around full swing like a wheel of sharp weapons back to me and hence I should be patient. . The only thing we can do is be patient and not retaliate back in a negative way to collect more negative karma. It should inspire you to practice dharma and realize everything in samsara’s nature is ultimately going to lead us nowhere. It should inspire to become deep in your dharma work. I wish you the best. TR

  43. Terri on Apr 27, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    thank u Rinpoche.

  44. Steve Tobias on Apr 27, 2011 at 2:57 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche very much for the explanation.

    There are many cases of jealousy where the person one is jealous of holds something as simple as wealth, power, etc., and of course that is subject to change and isn’t an attribute one should be jealous of really. However it’s all covered under Rinpoche’s explanation of karma. It’s the person’s karma, whether it brings a good result or not, or regardless of how the person reacts to it in a good or bad way — best to relate it to one’s own practice; feelings that are triggered to come up automatically can’t be blamed on the outside triggers. Very good, thanks.

  45. Plinio Tsai on Apr 27, 2011 at 2:49 pm

    Tsem Rinpoche, I humbly thank you for the amazing and pratical explanation! I have no words to express my gratitude and happiness towards your beautifull explanation…most of all very sharp and efficiently you have point out the self-cherishing mind without saying the terms, you have pointed out Pabongkha Rinpoche words with the eight wordly Dharmas, Patrul Rinpoche and Lama Tsongkhapa about karma and acceptance of law of causality, the text Wheel of Sharp Weapons was beautifully putted in pratical words… in a simple and direct way I saw the fluency of the Dharma and I rejoice in this amazing way to explain the Dharma. May you always turn the Wheel of Dharma for the benefit of all sentient beings. And precious teacher, vajra holder of Ganden Shartse, I humbly prostrate at your Dharma wisdom. May I alwas take refuge in the Arya Ratna Dharma in order to protect others from my own deluded thoughts and actions and may I always hold your precious advice at the crown of my head and center of my heart. My you my teacher remember me in all my future lives, and like today, bring me to the clarity and lucidity of Dharma with the hook of your compassion… I have no words to express my gratitute for this precious advice. I will watch many times and meditate in all your instructions. Thank you very much!

    • Den on Apr 27, 2011 at 5:13 pm

      Wow, there is so much Dharma teaching in this one single response. I know virtually nothing about Dharma and there are so many good ideas in here that I had never heard before, “May I always take refuge in the Arya Ratna Dharma in order to protect others from my own deluded thoughts”, “May you my teacher remember me in all my future lives, and like today, bring me to the clarity and lucidity of Dharma with the hook of your compassion”, etc. Very useful to think on, thank you.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Mar 1. 2021 04:01 PM
    Interesting read with the discovery of various legends, texts by archaeologists thousands years ago. Historians and experts had investigated and found evidence of contact between humans and extra-terrestrial life very much earlier. Their findings theory seem that extra-terrestrials have visited Earth for millions of years. Since the age of the dinosaurs to ancient Egypt, from early cave drawings to continued mass sightings in the US. Historians had revealed that aliens have been with us all along. Encounters with strange beings and sightings of mysterious objects in the sky have been recorded. Such as Christopher Columbus’ first voyage to America witnessed strange lights in the sky and sightings of flying cigar-shaped crafts were reported during the Black Plague that struck Europe and Asia in the mid-1300s. There were many others historical evidence of early civilization that had close encounters with Aliens. Interesting read and to watch the video.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-closer-encounters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 27. 2021 05:33 PM
    Watching the videos and looking at those pictures in this post tell us more. Sad to see the working conditions really bad especially in the brick kilns of Andhra Pradesh,India. We could see those working men, women and younf children are working round the clock 12 just to earn a living.
    We are considered more fortunate enough than them and we should not complain of what we have, live and so on. We should appreciate every moment , what we have now to do good and beneficial for others, no matter how hard and difficult at times as others might be worse than us.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with us .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/you-have-to-see-this.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 27. 2021 05:32 PM
    Wow…..wonderful dog lovers should read to help them to be more caring, loving having a pet. Once we have them as our pet we have the responsibility to give care and love to them. Dogs have feelings like us and is men best friend.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this essential facts for dog lovers.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/20-essential-facts-dog-lovers-must-always-remember.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 27. 2021 05:31 PM
    Scientists had looking at long term, discovered that estimated about 100 to 10,000 species will be extinct soon if nothing is done. Could imagine from microscopic organisms to large plants and animals will go extinct each year. Animal such as sharks, lions, Pit bulls dogs and so forth as mentioned in this blog can become extinct when humans over hunt and over fish, pollute the environment, destroy habitats , and many others. Reading this post tells us more those world’s most dangerous animals are in fact in danger themselves. But the actions of humans toward those dangerous animal has proven more dangerous than that of the animal. Interesting read .
    Thank you Shakila Rajendra for this sharing…..good knowledge . May more people are aware of the harm they are doing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-worlds-most-dangerous-animals-in-danger-themselves.html
  • sarassitham
    Thursday, Feb 25. 2021 01:04 AM
    This is kind of hard to believe and shocking to imagine the weirdest addiction of people in this planet, they are extremely strange. People can become addicted to actions, feelings, or behaviors, not just substances. There must be something behind of every addiction, I don’t think they are crazy or mentally ill, it’s their weird enjoyment for a short time.

    I had a friend in my primary school who eats mud during rainy days, she told me, it smells good and she enjoys doing it during her play time. I found it strange but has she grow up in different environment she forget about her addiction. So, I strongly believe, all behaviors can be changed when the person gains self-awareness and actually wants to change. Thanks for the interesting sharing and recall of my childhood friend.
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Feb 24. 2021 01:33 PM
    nteresting read of this history of how Dorje Shugden practice came into light . Since Dorje Shugden was introduced into the Sakya tradition, there have been many Sakya throne holders that practiced Dorje Shugden. Out of the 42 supreme throne holders throughout the history of the Sakya tradition, six of the thrones holders are confirmed to have practiced Dorje Shugden. They have built chapels to him, composed prayers and pujas (kangsols) to him and even propagated his practice amongst their disciples. They cannot be wrong and in fact as confirmed by the 39th Sakya Trizin Dragshul Trinley Rinchen Dorje Shugden is an enlightened being. Dorje Shugden kangsol (prayer) to invoke the blessings of Dorje Shugden composed by him is still widely used today. Dorje Shugden must be a powerful Dharma protector that Sakya tradition have been long relying. It has proven that Dorje Shugden is not a minor practice. Interesting read , may more people read this post to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this post .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/sakya-trizins-dorje-shugden-prayer.html
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    Tuesday, Feb 23. 2021 11:23 PM
    Thank you for sharing this yummy recipe. It looks very delicious, healthy and nutritious. I can’t wait to try making it has the ingredients are easy to purchase and methods are simple. I wonder what it taste like.

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    Regardless of whether you choose a vegetarian way of life, it’s always a healthy idea to eat a wide variety of foods and try out new foods when you can.

    Thank you for the sharing and compiling the list of vegetarian restaurants and organic shops in Klang Valley. I am glad to know whereabout and hoping to try them.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:30 PM
    Begtse Chen, a deity of alien origin, was incorporated into the pantheon of Tibetan Buddhism as a protector of the Dharma. This Proyector is one of the eight famous Dharmapala in Tantric Buddhism. Also known as red Mahakala and is especially revered in Mongolia where the origin of Begtse Chen can be traced to a pre-Buddhist deity in 16th century. It has become the mainstay of Protector practice in Mongolia. Interesting read.
    Thank you for this sharing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-dharma-protector-begtse-chen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:27 PM
    Interesting read of Kunkhyen Choku Ozer was a lineage master of the Manjushri Namasamgiti Tantra. He became known as Kunkhyen Choku Ozer due to his ability to penetrate the meaning of the great Buddhist treatises merely just by glancing at it. He could memolised texts just by reading it once. Reading this post and information at least I can know he is also a part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage. He is also famed for establishing the ancient monastery of Dakpo Tsele.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing as many of us would not have known this GREAT Lama was part of Dorje Shugden’s incarnation lineage.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/kunkhyen-choku-ozer-master-of-the-kalachakra-guhyasamaja-tantras.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Feb 22. 2021 03:25 PM
    Thank you Rinpoche for the teachings on Dorje Shugden and explanation on retreat. Learning and practicing this Dorje Shugden’s practice have indeed benefited many people. And more so when to do a retreat. . We are all very fortunate to be given an opportunity to meet Tsem Rinpoche and learning, practicing all these precious teachings coming from a pure lineage that can be traced back to the time of the great Lama Tsongkhapa. A very detailed explanation on why we need the retreat and the way to do the retreat.
    Thanks again Rinpoche with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-retreat-a-powerful-practice-to-fulfill-wishes.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:54 PM
    Tsem Rinpoche had been working tirelessly teaching Dharma in his whole life, giving many opportunities for us to learn , practice Dharma teachings. Whatever goes wrong we should admit it as our own fault and not our guru. Rinpoche ‘s love to spread Dharma teachings and nothing else. He had followed his advice of his guru to come all the way from India to teach in Malaysia. Reading all those meaningful quotes and sayings in this article tells us a thousand words of truth which we should not take it lightly. We could in fact learn from it and stop blaming others.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/is-it-the-gurus-fault.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:51 PM
    HH the 14th Dalai Lama Tenzin Gyatso , the highest spiritual leader of Tibet, who is a living Bodhisattva, an emanation of Avalokiteśvara. Blessing to have a change looking at this rare picture taken years ago of Dalai lama on the throne . Dalai Lama is well known as a Buddhist Advocate for Peace and Freedom.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/his-holiness-the-supreme-holder-of-the-white-lotus.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Feb 21. 2021 01:48 PM
    Tibetans all over the world celebrates Losar, or Tibetan New Year with the beginning of Lunar year. This year it falls on the 12 February, every one will be looking forward to this day. A new year a new beginning , where the Panglung Oracle will take trance of the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. As usual every year the Panglung Oracle will give advices, offering guidance, for the year ahead to everyone of what to do and so forth. Whatever advices given should not taken lightly. The Panglung Oracle as Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden will also give teachings and blessing . For this year Dorje Shugden gave a very powerful teachings and messages.
    Thank you for sharing this precious message.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-2021-losar-advice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Feb 20. 2021 02:06 PM
    Interesting read , even though short but at least knowing the home Monastery of H E Tsem Rinpoche’s previous incarnation, Gedun Nyedrak. The monastery was called ‘Tsem’,where a custodian of a tooth relic of the great Lama Tsongkhapa, the founder of the Gelugpa tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/gedun-nyedrak-an-abbot-of-gaden.html

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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.
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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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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
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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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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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.
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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
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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  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
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  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
  • February 22, 2021 22:14
    Naseer asked: Hi My name is Naseer Ahmed 8th dec 1979. Life path 1 Im looking to add to my name slightly... change it too... Naseer Al Ahmed... Would this be more complimentary as far as for the business front... or would it not make any difference
    pastor answered: Hello Naseer, As per your question, your Life Path Number is 1. The Life Path Number according to the system of numerology used on our website is calculated using your date of birth. Therefore, a change in name will not affect your Life Path Number. Some of the other calculators on the same page do however use your name. One of the smaller calculators you may be interested in is the Achievement Number, but again, this only uses your date of birth for the calculation. You can find it here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html You may also be interested in two of our other pages: Chinese Zodiac - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology - https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html Thank you for your question. I hope this helps.
  • February 20, 2021 18:36
    Sandra asked: After making a food offering to the three jewels (which we will eat for lunch etc), should we think of it as a blessing and partake?
    pastor answered: Hello Sandra, When making food offerings to the Three Jewels, which you eat yourself, when you recite the prayer and make the offering, you should visualise that the Buddhas receive your food offering and because you have made an offering, they are very pleased. It also fulfills one of the Refuge commitments, which is to offer the first portion of whatever we eat and drink to the Three Jewels, while remembering their kindness. You can then partake of the meal and consider it a blessing from the Three Jewels. Alternatively, you can set out a plate (which you reserve for this purpose) of food, which you can offer on your altar. Similarly, once the food has been left on your altar for a while, you can later remove it and consume it as a blessing. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 19, 2021 04:33
    Sandra asked: Is intovertedness a bad quality? Since Buddha is so altruistic and this is the opposite trait, it must be bad. How do you think one should lessen introverted tendencies?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Introvertedness is not a bad quality. Altruism and compassion are different from being an introvert or extrovert. Introverts are generally quieter people, less expressive of their emotions, while extroverts are the opposite. Buddhist practice is not about expression of emotion. Rather the altruistic and compassionate teachings are more about how you help other people and sentient beings, physically or emotionally. If the qualities of introverted-ness are stopping you from developing these, then they need to change. But this may not be necessary, depending on the qualities that you are talking about. You can do simple meditations to building up the energy of compassion in your mindstream and you will see that you actions will automatically start to be more compassionate and altruistic. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 18, 2021 03:28
    Sandra asked: How should one behave when negative karma is being purified? How can we know if bad karma is being purified? Do we accumulate positive karma simultaneously when doing purification practices? Many thanks for your response.
    pastor answered: Hello again Sandra, There are two ways in which karma can be purified, the first is through our own efforts alone and the second is through our own effort, combined with a purification practice. Through our own efforts: this means that you transform your mind enough to not react negatively in any situation and only react in a positive manner. For example, you may have the karma to get angry. So you get into situations which makes you angry. If you react normally, then you will get angry again, this will only lead you to create more karma of being angry. But if you make the effort not to get angry in those situations then you do not create or multiply that karma. The original karma you have may lead you to be in those types of situations again, but if you do not get angry then after a while you start to purify that karma. Through your own efforts, combined with a purification practice: as you are working on transforming your mind, you can rely on the practices that help you to purify your karma, such as the practice of Vajrasattva or the 35 Confessional Buddhas. This boosts your ability to purify negative karma, based on the enlightened energies of the Buddhas. This however is only truly effective when combined with the Four Opponent Powers. You can read more about that here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-35-confessional-buddhas.html In general, when karma is being purified then you should remain level-headed and not act out of emotion or habit, but from your understanding of the workings of karma and the Dharma. But actually, this should not only be when karma is being purified. You should act and behave in this way all the time according to the Dharma, then you are, up to a point, always purifying karma. It is one of the reasons that so much emphasis is placed on refraining from negative actions and engaging in positive actions using your body, speech and mind, because these are the three means or 'doors' with which you interact with the world. At our level, we cannot tell if karma is being purified or not, only those who are more highly attained can tell. However, that is one of the reasons the Buddhist texts advise study of and belief in karma. If there is karma, then it can be purified, and the way to do so is transform your mind and invoke upon the enlightened beings. So if you are doing both, you can rest assured that you are in fact purifying your karma. When you purify negative karma, whether just through your own efforts or combined with a purification practice you collect merit, not positive karma. If you simply do a good action, you collect good karma. But if you are practicing the Dharma with the intention of achieving enlightenment, you take refuge, engage in the practice, and dedicate at the end, then you develop merit, not positive karma. If you want to read more about how karma works and how to purify it in more detail, I suggest you read a Lamrim text such as Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand, which you can order from your local bookstore or get online here (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand).
  • February 17, 2021 23:06
    Sandra asked: Hello pastors, thank you for your response to my earlier question. Do divination predictions change frequently? Why does that happen?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question. Divinations, compared to astrological predictions, are much more accurate. There are many types of divination, but those based on the practice of enlightened beings are very accurate. Three of the most well-known in Tibetan Buddhism are the divination practices of Manjushri, Palden Lhamo and Dorje Shugden. You can read more about Dorje Shugden's dice divination here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugdens-dice-divination.html Questions that are asked during divinations are much more specific than the types of topics that astrological predictions can help with, therefore are based on very specific types of karma. This means that if you asked a divination question twice, without taking remedial actions in between, then the answer would most likely be the same, given that all the prerequisites have been held by the diviner and the divinations are genuine. However, if a divination is done and then remedial actions recommended, such as various practices or pujas, and these are done to the letter, then if the question is asked again, then the results would differ. This is because when engaging in these practices or pujas, either you generate the merit necessary to overpower the negative effects of the karma, or you purify the negative effects of the karma creating the situation. This however, is generally not done. You wouldn't ask the same question twice or over and over again. The reason for this is because one of the factors that comes into play when seeking divination is faith. This is faith in the fact that the remedial actions recommended will help whatever situation you are facing. Having seen H.E. Tsem Rinpoche do countless divinations for people, I can attest to this. Those who have faith and follow through with the advice, see a great improvement in the situation that led them to ask the divination question in the first place. Those that did not follow the advice either at all or not fully, did not see any improvement. And this makes sense, because they did not purify the effects of the karma enough, or generate enough merit. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 15, 2021 04:09
    sandra asked: How much importance should we give to astrological predictions or chart readings? Are these readings susceptible to change all the time,i.e, in the context of planetary movements? Can our own effort/actions supercede what is predicted in our birth chart?
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your interesting question. You are absolutely correct about the universal principle of change. According to Buddhist practice, astrological predictions are based upon a fixed point in time. Take for example, your moment of birth, which most astrological readings take as the main point of reference. At that specific moment, there would have been various energies or planetary alignments, etc. Combined together, they are said to give an accurate prediction of what will occur to a person throughout their life. This however, is based on one's birth karma, to be born at that specific point in time and location. This birth karma also provides the driving force behind what will occur in a person's life, if that karma is not changed somehow. Hence, that is why astrological predictions can give very accurate readings on someone's personality, as well as life events. Birth karma provides the main force behind all other karma to come into play. That is why it is given importance in astrology. There are also more advanced methods to take into account planetary and energetical movements to give even more detailed and precise predictions that can even be made down to the month, day or hour of a person's life. In Buddhism, however, we believe that karma can be changed. It can multiply, be purified or exhausted, or the effects of that karma can be overpowered by another karma or spiritual merit. In these cases, the outcome will change. The way in which this happens is varied. It can be as simple as doing some prayers (to generate spiritual merit) or changing your behaviour, environment or location, the way you think, and the ways in which you react in various situations. That is why in Buddhist astrological systems, emphasis is placed on remedial measures to counteract negative outcomes. For example, someone may be born with an angry disposition from an astrological point of view. If this person goes through life acting from this anger, then the predictions based on the time of birth will occur. However, a remedial action can be undertaken, such as the person pracitising Chenrezig, who is the Buddha of compassion, or the person doing some form of charity work. These remedial actions generate compassion in the mind of the person, which counteracts the anger. As this happens and the karma is changed, then the person no longer needs to feels the negative effects of any bad astrological (or more correctly - karmic) situations. There are even some practices that specifically help to counteract negative astrological influences and help you to change things. Such an example is Black Manjushri. Within Tibetan Buddhism, according to your time and date of birth, you also have what is known as a 'Birth Buddha'. This is basically an enlightened being that you have an affinity with in this life. General remedial actions include making images of this particular Buddha or engaging in this Buddha's practice. This combined with a change in how we live - otherwise known as Mind Transformation in the Buddhist context - changes astrological outcomes. However, if we continue living without controlling our actions, words and thoughts, the predictions made using astrological readings will most likely still occur. I hope this explanation helps. Thank you.
  • February 7, 2021 00:16
    Purna Tamang asked: What is my lucky number and color ?
    pastor answered: Dear Purna Tamang, Thank you for your question. Unfortunately, none our horoscope apps on this page gives this information at this moment. However, you may find some of the other information provided useful. Below are the links: For Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html For Tibetan astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html For Numerology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/numerology/numerology-calculator.html For Fortune cookies: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/fortune-cookie Thank you and I hope you find something interesting in one of the apps.
  • January 20, 2021 03:32
    Sangita. asked: i want to buy my own house.which mantra i should chant to have my own house.kindly reply.
    pastor answered: Dear Sangita, Thank you for your question. Everything in our lives, whether good or bad is due to our karma. This is karma we have accumulated either in previous lives or earlier on in this life. You can learn more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/discovering-yourself-a-teaching-on-karma-mindstream.html Sometimes, we go through obstacles or need some form of spiritual help to assist us in improving our situations. In these circumstances we can rely on the practice of certain deities. One of these deities is the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden. You can read more about this deity and his practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/beginners-introduction-to-dorje-shugden.html You can learn more about Dorje Shugden's practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-teaching-videos.html. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • January 12, 2021 00:32
    Laurence Brahm asked: Hello la. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche. My name is Laurence Brahm and I've directed the two films including Searching for The Lotus Born Master. I would like to get in touch with Rinpoche in hopes he would kindly agree to an interview with our third production on Guru Rinpoche and also I would like to ask some questions concerning Shambala. I would be most grateful if Rinpoche would email me at himalayanconsensus2@gmail.com Thank you. With respects
    pastor answered: Dear Laurence Brahm, Thank you for your questions. This section is actually answered by Kechara's Pastors who were trained by His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche. Unfortunately, Tsem Rinpoche is no longer with us physically. He passed into Parinirvana in 2019. You can read more about this here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/the-parinirvana-of-kyabje-tsem-rinpoche.html If you would like to ask questions to any of the pastors regarding this, please email care@kechara.com with more information and mention that you would like to talk to one of the pastors. Thank you
  • December 31, 2020 14:46
    Jose Ajuria asked: What are the qualities of the Buddha Dharma and Sangha
    pastor answered: Dear Jose Ajuria, Here is a short article that discusses the qualities of the Three Jewels: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/taking-refuge-by-pabongka-rinpoche.html For a more in-depth text regarding this, please read Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/lamrim-liberation-in-the-palm-of-your-hand). The text describes the qualities and benefits of taking refuge in each, in much more detail. I hope this helps. Thank you.
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Spain 138,613
Mongolia 136,703
Portugal 131,122
Netherlands 127,712
Turkey 121,132
United Arab Emirates 113,212
Russia 100,873
Sri Lanka 97,858
Hong Kong 92,935
Romania 92,797
South Africa 92,045
Mexico 84,345
Myanmar (Burma) 78,452
New Zealand 77,176
China 75,345
Japan 74,110
Switzerland 73,752
South Korea 64,659
Cambodia 62,340
Pakistan 60,313
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