Rose 87

Feb 15, 2013 | Views: 1,152

Dear friends,

Winners come in all sizes, shapes, ages and backgrounds. What makes us a winner? Easy. Winners never quit improving and don’t remain stagnant with ‘good’ excuses. They never quit their goals. They never let poverty, disease, bad childhoods, lack of love, addictions, family, negative comments, bad moods, difficult situations, spoiled due to ‘wealth’, age, geography be the ‘obstacles’ to stop us. Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind. So it’s how we choose to look at it. That is why some with very little problems see it as huge problems and give up. While others have monumental obstacles, and they just keep pressing forward. Heroes are people that inspire us and did you know they are ordinary people like you and me who just didn’t give up? You and I can be a hero too. Why not? Just choose it daily and consistenly pursue. If you pursue and do your work well, you are a hero and inspiration to all around you. You will be an inspiration to YOURSELF. When we feel good about ourselves arising from hard work, we are happier, lighter and bring happiness to others. We give others less worry and more hope.

Otherwise we can just label obstacles as just another learning experience. Learning is the key word. Learning means you don’t repeat your mistakes again because you have consciously worked on yourself. You are worth it!! Work on yourself! We all make mistakes believe me I know. Mistakes can hurt others, so we have to be compassionately vigilant. It is the way to go. I make many mistakes, but so what? I make more good decisions than mistakes and I refuse to be defined within myself and others by my mistakes (learning experiences) because I am mortal. Refusal to be defined by it is not in speech, but my results! My personal good point is I don’t give up (most of the time..LOL). I enjoy doing what some said I cannot achieve. Is it an ego trip to achieve what some said I cannot? No because it may be an ego trip for some to say that about me, but for me, it was and is a goal. Simply a goal before anyone said anything to me.

My goal’s achievement is not defined by you not believing in me for whatever reasons you may have. I forgive you on that, but you cannot tell me what I can and cannot do. I go along the dictates of my conscience and hard work. Many in the past told me I cannot achieve this and that. Well ‘proving’ them wrong was just a side ‘benefit’ I didn’t even consider, but they were proved wrong sorry to say anyways. I do say that humbly. The good ones will rejoice and say congratulations when you achieve although they might have really pushed you in the beginning! They are the genuine support people you should never forget. Besides those who congratulate you, forgive those who are not happy for you. That’s life.

Do read this lovely story I have blogged for about Rose and share with others. Remember, the number of winners in the world is not finite, so why don’t you become the next one?

Much Care, Tsem Rinpoche

 

 


 

“An 87 Year Old College Student Named Rose…

The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn’t already know.

I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder. I turned round to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.

She said, “Hi handsome. My name is Rose. I’m eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?”

I laughed and enthusiastically responded, “Of course you may!” and she gave me a giant squeeze.

“Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?” I asked.

She jokingly replied, “I’m here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids…”

“No seriously,” I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.

“I always dreamed of having a college education and now I’m getting one!” she told me.

After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake. We became instant friends.

Every day for the next three months, we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this “time machine” as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.

Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went. She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.

At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I’ll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium.

As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor. Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, “I’m sorry I’m so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I’ll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know.”

As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.

We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.

If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don’t do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old.

If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.

Have no regrets.

The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

She concluded her speech by courageously singing “The Rose.”

She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives.

At the year’s end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago. One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.

Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it’s never too late to be all you can possibly be.When you finish reading this, please send this peaceful word of advice to your friends and family, they’ll really enjoy it!

These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.

REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.”

 

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  1. S.Prathap on Nov 20, 2020 at 1:48 pm

    A lot of people give a lot of excuses for themselves for not going after their dreams because they are afraid that they will fail. Form Rose story, it really inspire me that if we really put our effort to do it, we can achieved it regardless what’s your age.

    Rose already 87 years old but still doing what she want. I will remember this ” Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind.

  2. Samfoonheei on May 23, 2017 at 1:18 pm

    Old is gold ..is a very old proverb that basically means that age and experience is what makes things an life valuable in the end .Rose an 87 year old college student dreamed of having a college education.With her achievement she was made an icon in her college and inspiration to other students.What i learned from this inspiring post is never give up what you dreamed of doing even though there is obstacle along the way and even age is not a problem.Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind….well said by Rinpoche. Set a goal’s achievement, work hard and go for it all the way.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful inspiring post.

  3. Grace Leu (KHJB) on Aug 18, 2014 at 3:11 pm

    When we grow older, we scare of losing, we chasing fame, wealth and losing the meaning of living . Form Rose story, it really inspire me that if we really put our effort to do it, we can achieved it regardless what’s your age ! We should live our life with ” no regrets”.

  4. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Nov 15, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    Being old is not an excuse to stop learning! Age is never the limitation for us to do what we want, in fact there shouldn’t be any limitation of doing what we want! (as long as it abides the law) Rose is an inspiring person to overcome the generation gape between the elderly and the young ones. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this wonderful post!

  5. Beatrix Ooi on Oct 28, 2013 at 11:46 pm

    Rose is definitely a very determined and strong woman, she knew what she was going to to do and insisted it, she was very sure. I do agree that we don’t stop playing just because we are old and we can’t stop learning because we are too old, it’s never too late, it just depends on our mindset. Thank You for sharing Rimpoche.

  6. Ck siah on Oct 22, 2013 at 5:18 pm

    感恩仁波切分享这感动的真人真事。很钦佩ROSE老夫人的活到老,学到老精神,始终让他可以完成她要的心愿而离世。这是值得我们向他学习的好榜样。其实我们学佛也是一样的要坚持到底,不管我们途中遇到某种障碍,我们还是一样要去面对和继续完成。只要大家的心念坚持和对上师的依止心不变,那么学佛的路也容易顺利完成。

  7. Carmen K. on Mar 21, 2013 at 12:49 am

    What a truly beautiful story of courage, determination, contentment and wisdom. She has no ego.

    To commend Rose’s wisdom with words alone wouldn’t be suffice. She proves to us that age is just a label which allows the human minds to limit our own capabilities. It reminds me very much of a teaching Rinpoche gave, where Rinpoche said that yes the body will grow old, but the mind doesn’t, the mind stays the same. In this case, it is proven by Rose.

    “The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

    I have heard umpteen times from my seniors, that they have regret on something they did not do when younger. But what is stopping you from doing it now?

    “Growing up is hard. Growing up by always finding opportunity in change.” I take it as getting out of one’s comfort zone, then one can truly grow. If you stay forever stagnant in what you are comfortable in and with, you can rarely grow, because you are not challenging yourself. Growth comes from challenging yourself, from being defeated and succeeding. From trying after falling. Growing up comes when you choose to grow up.

  8. Girlie Ooi on Mar 15, 2013 at 3:27 pm

    Rose may have been nearing 90 when she enrolled for college but what kept her going was her young-at-heart attitude. Like she said, if she had spent a year in bed and not done anything, it would have been a year lost. She chose to spend her time in college, something she has always dreamed of. Rose showed us that we are never too old to do anything.

  9. William C on Mar 15, 2013 at 1:38 am

    It is never too late to live your dreams, just like the story of Rose. A lot of people give alot of excuses for themselves for not going after their dreams because they are afraid that they will fail. Because of this, they will never know wha tit is like to succeed and will always remain a dream. And at the end of their life, regret kicks in for they have not tried. This happens to most people.

    Also they let circumstances that are in their way to remain there and did not pursue what is more important. Rinpoche’s story of rising against the odds are an inspiration to all to achieve their goals. If Rinppoche can make it, it also means that we can make it, if we are focused on our goal and work hard towards it.

    Remember it is never too late to start.

  10. Cliff on Mar 12, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    “If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.

    Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.”

    What a wonderful lady, I would have enjoyed my college days more if she joined us haha. At her age she had set out to reach her goal I wonder what she had accomplished during her younger days. Its sad to hear her pass away on the week of her graduation but at the same time its beautiful she manage to reach her goal with no regrets. We all get old, its something everyone cannot run away from, yet its still very hard for some people to accept it. Trying their hardest to put on products, remedies, methods, life styles just to slow down their aging, when the time, money and efforts spent could have been directed to a better cause.

    Hope she has a wonderful rebirth. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing. I hope Rinpoche is feeling better.

  11. Sheryl KH (JB) on Mar 6, 2013 at 10:02 pm

    I really enjoy reading this story about Rose, the only part that saddens me is her death just a week after her graduation.

    Rose is so optimistic. She is such a rare gem in this world. If I had a grandmother like her, I trust that I would be so happy every single day, knowing that there is someone back home who can always be such an inspirational person for me. No matter how many times I fall, while I do feel pain, I will feel better when I see her.

    She is such a simple and yet uplifting person!

    I too enjoy what Rinpoche has written. At the end of the day, it is about our minds, it is about our hearts. Not many things will come to us as we wished, and so we all need to have stout hearts. Never give up.

  12. HelenaC on Mar 5, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    This post really touches my heart deeply and very inspiring as well. It shows that age it does really a matter! She reminds us to age gracefully and be positive. I love her words alot!!
    REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL.

    We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.”

    Thank you Rinpoche for the post 🙂

  13. beatrix ooi on Mar 3, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    This is very inspiring and amazing. Rose has shown us that it will never be too late to learn if you’re willing to put in the effort. She sure has inspired a lot of students in that school, also not to mention about people who have read about her. I think this is the biggest goal in her life, she died with no regrets. May she take a good rebirth.
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.
    Love, beatrix.

  14. Sean Wang on Feb 28, 2013 at 2:08 pm

    Rose is truly inspirational. She reminds me of the Chinese Proverb. Live till old, Learn till old. (活到老,學到老). A little fact about Rose is that she has been immortalised on the internet as an internet meme, usually joking about her age and being in school but still she will be remembered by our future generation as someone who will continue learning and not giving up despite their age.

  15. henry ooi on Feb 25, 2013 at 6:45 pm

    Beautiful. Growing old gracefully and happily, pursuing, doing and working on goals lead one to success, the success of being fulfilled and happy. Rose showed the way.

  16. Colin Tan on Feb 23, 2013 at 9:06 pm

    By doing all the things that we have dreamt about and not giving up will be the key to success and no regret when we die. This lady really is incredible. Having the courage to even go to the college is already amazing. Finishing it with pride and is an inpiration to others is something not everyone can do.
    Thank u Rinpoche for this inspring story.

  17. Jean Ai on Feb 22, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Wow. So much wisdom in this one line: “The elderly usually don’t have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.” trouble is, most people realise this when they’re dying and it’s too late to do anything about it.

    When I was younger and people asked me what I fear, I said dying alone, dying slowly, dying in pain and dying with regrets. I now know that dying alone is in my control, and I have come to realise we’re all dying slowly so that no longer scares me as much. Dying in pain, well we always have morphine for that (hehe). As for dying with regret, that is also in my control. If I have only so many years on this earth, I want to make it a life worth living and not lie on my deathbed wondering what I could’ve done differently, and wondering what kind of memory I’ll leave in people’s minds when I’m gone.

    If we take thought process into consideration, since we don’t know when death will come, we should live every moment as though it’s our last 🙂

  18. AdelineTan on Feb 20, 2013 at 5:26 pm

    Rose’s story is so inspiring! The road of learning has no end, no matter how old you are like Rose at age 87 years still wanted to learn and study, its all up to us.Rose is the role model for everyone.

  19. Joy on Feb 20, 2013 at 9:24 am

    I completely agree with Rose wise words…

    “You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it!There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up. Anybody can grow older. That doesn’t take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change.
    Have no regrets. The only people who fear death are those with regrets.”

    This is so true if you think about it, how many times have we died and wasted much time even though we are young in age? Many. And how many people we see living their lives not really living but more doing the norm and just getting by, wait till they grow old and expect their kids to take care of them or grow old bitter thinking the world owe them something. This is a person as good as dead, and the scary part is the kind of consciousness they will take with them.

    I think the key is like what Rinpoche always say… it is to “never give up” no matter how many times you tried and fail, how quick you bounce back from any negative experience is most important. To stay “stagnant” is the most dangerous as you don’t move forward. This is as good as a living dead.

  20. Kelvin Yong on Feb 19, 2013 at 4:27 pm

    A meaningful word that i get out from this great share is “Everyone grows older every day and every year but how many of us grow up and and grew up happily with their dreams fulfilled”
    Thanks Rinpoche

  21. Felix Kong on Feb 19, 2013 at 1:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing . This really inspiring me “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.

    Rose already 87 years old but still doing what she want. I will remember this ” Obstacles are only obstacles when we allow them to be obstacles. Obstacles are in the mind and created by the mind. So it’s how we choose to look at it. That is why some with very little problems see it as huge problems and give up.”

  22. Wan Wai Meng on Feb 18, 2013 at 11:24 pm

    Learning and growing is optional, how apt and wise from ROSE and aging does not take much talent the moment we are born the process of again starts and zips us towards the end. I thank rose for showing that at 87 she wants to and still is able to learn, despite the fact she already has so much to offer others and share.

  23. Sharon Saw on Feb 18, 2013 at 8:16 pm

    Rose is an inspirational lady, though i think she had not intended to be. She is inspirational because she just decided she wanted to do something and went ahead and did it – to the max. I know many people my age (mid forties) who will say “i can’t do this and i can’t do that because i’m too old”. Look at Rose!

    I like this teaching by Rinpoche on why are excuses impermanent. http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-are-excuses-impermanent.html. Here, Rinpoche says, “To use excuses such as I am too old, too habituated, or this is how I am used to it, really cuts away any sort of betterment we can offer ourselves and others.”

    All our limitations are created by ourselves…when our capabilities are actually much much more than we imagine and this is what Rinpoche is constantly encouraging us to realise.

  24. Albert Ratchaga on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    Many people said we are not functioning as well because we are so old and can’t think or do fast enough compare to the youngsters, but look at Rose, she has proved the above statement wrong, whether we can do it or not, it is not depending on our age, it is our mind, our body may aged, but our mind won’t, if we keep it up with our mind, we can still be as young as ever…

    I like what she said about this,

    “You’ve got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die. We have so many people walking around who are dead and don’t even know it! There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.”

    Yes, everyone can grow older as this is the nature of fact, we grow old even without doing anything, but growing old doesn’t mean growing up, people can be in the 40’s but still act like a 20 year old kid…. Although growing up is optional but it is so important for us to grow up so that when we grow old, our life will not be wasted… Live life with no regret

    Rose died with her dream fulfilled, she has achieved what many young people cannot achieve, we should adopt the the attitude of Rose so we can be like her to be so passionate even though we aged, the fire of life should not put off, keep it burning until the day we say goodbye to the world, then our job is fulfilled.

  25. sweekeong on Feb 18, 2013 at 1:33 am

    This is a very good inspirational message of giving. There is no fixed time of giving, only how often we can give to others while we are still alive. Rose gave more than what she took. She used her life fully and because of what she did she lives in the heart of the students and people who have known her. We are never too old to give and the best gift is the how we live our life for others. Thank you, Rose 🙂

  26. Davin on Feb 18, 2013 at 12:43 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this awesome and inspiring story. Growing Old is Mandatory – Growing Up Is Optional . I love this quote. It’s never too late to be what you might have been, don’t give up. Have no regrets.

  27. patsy on Feb 17, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    Rose is an amazing and inspiring lady. She did not let her age deter her from pursuing her dreams and goals. Most people have dreams but not doing anything out of laziness and fear of failing prevent them for achieving their dreams. They remained comfortable with failure and in the end they carry that regret their entire life. Rose story is an inspiration and encouragement that age is not a barrier/excuse if we set our hearts and push our self to achieve our goal.

    “Be who you want to be and achieve what you want to achieve by doing it one day at a time.” – Tsem Rinpoche

  28. Andrew Boon on Feb 17, 2013 at 1:14 am

    This inspirational story reminds me of a wonderful phrase by Mahatma Ghandi which goes like this:

    “Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”

    People like Rose are truly an inspiration and a blossom that never wilts! Perfect role model!!

  29. sockwan on Feb 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    It is never too old to learn or chase our dream. Like what Rose said, if we do not have a dream, we are as good as being dead. Without a dream or a goal in life, we will be lost, not knowing what to do, where to go.

    Rose’s story gives us hope that no matter how old we are, as long as we do not give up, we will achieve our goals.

  30. Lim Han Nee on Feb 16, 2013 at 9:59 pm

    I still remember what Rinpoche had said about the mind. The mind has no limits in growth and development. The mind does not grow old.It continues on to the next and next rebirths. Hence it’s important to be driven, like Rose, by a dream.To develop the mind to be the best we can possibly be in this life.

    But the story of Rose was not just about one woman achieving all that she wanted to achieve. By living life to the full, she gave others inspiration to do likewise. She gave others hope to become the best they can yet be. So bravo to you, Rose, for being such a great role model.

  31. Paris on Feb 16, 2013 at 5:46 pm

    I love this sentence the most from the article: “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.”

    This is wonderful! It calls attention to the fact that we all have within us that neverending sense of wonder and capacity to play, to see positivity and novelty in everything that we are doing. If we embodied Rose’s energy, we’d learn to truly live in the present, seeing the potential of every current moment and being able to enjoy it, rather than to be weighed down by the heaviness of the past or worries of the future.

    I like this concept that age is really not a barrier. When we consider reincarnation and the fact that we have had millions of lifetimes, then our age in this lifetime really whittles down to nothing. We may be old in this lifetime, but still very young in the larger spectrum of things – and anyway, the mind doesn’t age, really; just our bodies do and while we may not be able to physically do as much as we did when we were younger, our minds, reactions, ability to learn and perceive doesn’t ever have to slow down unless we wish it to. So keep that sense of wonder and play, remember Rose and the beauty of that childhood joy we all started life with, just like St Exupery’s Little Prince!

  32. jennifer on Feb 16, 2013 at 3:56 pm

    What an amazing lady !!!! Rose did not allow her age to stop her from fulfilling her dream and her goal, and upon attaining her goal, she passed away peacefully and fulfilled – with no regrets i am sure.

    Age is only a number. We can achieve anything if we put our mind to it, and not make excuses after excuses – sometimes to ‘save’ face, sometimes just being lazy, sometimes out of lack of self esteem. We are limited to only what we can do , when we set limits for ourselves.

    There is a whole brave new world out there. We only have to reach out for it.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching and the article showing us we place the obstacles upon ourselves, that we limit ourselves and eventually we die , we are only filled with regrets .

  33. sarahyap on Feb 16, 2013 at 12:01 am

    Amazing… this is one story that truly touched me deeply.

    I never thought that there was a difference between ‘growing old’ and ‘growing up’… I thought ‘growing up’ came complementary as we age… but I suppose I am so naive, after all, there are many people around me that are advanced in age whom are still ‘childish’ in behavior. While there are some who are younger than me that are more ‘mature’ than me. So what Rose said here is so true…

    We can choose if we want to grow up or not… we just need to make the effort.

    Rinpoche taught us and advised us tirelessly that age is never a barrier to learning and improving ourselves. It is indeed more difficult to learn when we are older, but it is not impossible… it is just more difficult because of so many years of habituation to our current state.

    Thank you Rinpoche for this post. I too want to be a hero by being less of a burden and inspiring others… hehe…

  34. Wah Ying on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:14 pm

    To be a winner or loser in life actually depends on us, in our hand. To improve and better myself is not to tell people I am better actually is to tell myself I can do it, I can live my life another way, a new way, a better way. Gambateh to all!

  35. tenzin llhamo on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    Wow! Rose is truly an inspirational person! I love the the quote,
    “We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing. There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day.”
    Yes Rinpoche. It doesnt matter what and how people view me so long as I know I can do it and I do it. Not to prove them wrong but to let them know that anyone can do what they want if they just put their heart to it. Rose is 1 of the perfect example.

  36. Martin on Feb 15, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    If we find this story amazing, it is because (and I am sorry to say this) at eighty something years old, or even younger, most people would take the view that they have already lived out their lives and are now just waiting for the death. But this is not about being old or elderly people. People do not suddenly lose their drive and someone like Rose would have been the same motivated person even when she was young. A person’s attitude doesn’t age and when we are old we are merely continuing on with the same attitude and mentality that we have when we were younger and if our attitude is one where we give up every time we meet with an obstacle, then we will find more and more obstacles to stop us. Sadly for most people it doesn’t even have to be a real obstacle and for them to give up, it only requires a less-than-perfect condition. When it becomes slightly too difficult, we give up.

    Obstacles will always be there regardless. And it is not up to us why it is there or even if its fair that the obstacles are there. The question is whether we allow the obstacle to stop us dead in our tracks or we focus on what is beyond the obstacle(our goal) which makes overcoming the obstacle part of the process of achieving our goals.

    This story about Rose raises a question in my mind. How many people out there have dreams that linger in their minds but they never work on it because they defeated themselves even before they start. They look for reason why they cannot and should not instead of going ahead and doing it. Rose’s story is very inspiring and should be an encouragement for many out there to start living their dreams instead of failures.

  37. Jessica Yap on Feb 15, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    Age is just a number. Literally. We are as old as we feel. I’ve met people in their 60s and they are as fit a 20 year old and very eager to do things. Truly inspiring..

    When we set our mind to do something, the only standing in between us and the goal is US.

    Thank you for inspiring, Rose.

    And thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  38. abby f on Feb 15, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    Rose’s idea of there is difference between growing older and growing up blown my mind away! Everyone grows old and it don’t need any talent/ability, but to grow up, we need to always finding opportunity in change. This match with what Buddhism teaches, transformation. Transformation is so important that even an ordinary people like Rose is talking about it and believe in. So there is no age limitation for growing up, everyone can grow up, growing up is about changing, only growing older is about age.

    It is sad to know that Rose passed away a week after her graduation, but at the same time we know that she did want she wanted to do in her life, she goes all the way to accomplish it and die with no regret.

    Another article to read, about what people told Rinpoche that He can’t do/accomplish since He was a kid… But Rinpoche overcome every obstacles and He make it: http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/you-havent-seen-the-last-of-me.html

  39. Irene Lim on Feb 15, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    This is truly inspirational.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 6. 2022 03:34 PM
    A POWERFUL TEACHINGS of Eight verses to happiness and acceptance. Have been reading over and over again to remind of myself the importance of kindness, compassion and transforming our mind learning and put into practice Dharma and what our Guru has taught us. We are indeed so fortunate to have H E Tsem Rinpoche explaining the ways to be a better person. All these teachings had indeed changed my life since than coming to learning and practicing Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche for these great teachings.


    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 6. 2022 03:33 PM
    Inspiring story of a chef Narayanan Krishnan turned hero. Leaving a good job and doing good , helping the needed and homeless. He is a social worker and philanthropist who is most famous for being hailed as one of CNN’s Heroes of the Year. After witnessing a distressing incident he turned down a prestigious job in Switzerland. The horrific effects of extreme poverty in his native India, he founded an organization, Akshaya Home, helping to feed the poverty-stricken and those struggling with illness. He then devoted his time and energy in the great cause for the homeless ,and so forth. He found joy in giving to those needed help. An inspiring read.
    Thank Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chef-turned-hero.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Oct 6. 2022 03:29 PM
    Reading this rare precious quotes by great Master tells us a thousand words. Its true enough one keeps even a drop of the nectar of the name of this holy being Lama Tsongkhapa in a devotional heart, it plants the seed of liberation and one receives the fortune to practice and enjoy happiness from this life up to enlightenment…… QUOTED.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tsongkhapa/quotes-by-great-lamas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:47 PM
    Interesting article indeed tells us a thousand words of a Great Lama . When Lama Tsongkhapa Lobzang Drakpa was born many people witnessed numerous auspicious sign. He could understand and memorized complicated texts at a very young age proving that he was someone very special. He received many teachings and tantric initiations from many great masters of different lineages. Many of Lama Tshongkhapa’s teachings were composed through the instructions and inspiration of deities and masters appearing in pure vision. Tsongkhapa was a prolific author of tantric literature, composing and gave teaching to many of what he had discovered. Tsongkhapa’s fame as a great scholar and realized practitioner was well known and respected by many all over Tibet and China. Even the Yongle Emperor of the Chinese Ming Dynasty invited him to give teachings. Interesting article to understand better of this Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tsongkhapa-lobzang-drakpa.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:43 PM
    Trulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was an important Gelugpa lama who gave up his life to arise as the World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden.Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen , who had reincarnated lifetime after lifetime to benefit all beings. He and the Fifth Dalai Lama had shared a very respectful and close relationship. He was one of the most highly respected and sought-after Lamas of the land. He was deeply learned and well-versed in scriptures, and also having received many direct visions of deities and exalted Gurus. Rare and very precious secret writings of Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen can be found in Music Delighting an Ocean of Protectors. He was truly a great teacher of all time.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of Golden Undefeated Lama of Blessings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/golden-undefeated-lama-of-blessings.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Oct 3. 2022 02:37 PM
    Reading again this article to get a better understanding of the significance of placing our Dharma statues and items in the correct order. Nor matter what the statues made of we have to respect it and placing correctly. In the Buddhist tradition, statues are created to represent Buddha. Each Buddha image represents the spirit of the teachings of Buddha. Each statue features common physical attributes, poses, and postures that define its purpose and meaning.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/statues-and-stupas.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:55 PM
    nteresting read of a great Lama Tsarchen Losal Gyatso who is the founder of the Sakya tradition. One of the three branches of the Sakya School, which is part of Tibetan Buddhism. Interesting story of how his illness was occurred and meeting the mysterious lady at monastery courtyard well. The lady who gave him a small Tibetan pecha manuscript wrapped in cloth before vanishing. Apparently Vajrayogini had appeared to him leading him to the great master Doringpa at Tashi Lhunpo. Since then he studied with 63 masters of all traditions. He had travelled tremendously to various place to perform great deeds, giving teachings and benefiting all whom he encountered along his journey.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/tsarchen-losal-gyatso-lineage-holder-of-vajrayoginis-tantra.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:53 PM
    interesting read of Kentrul Thubten Lamsang Rinpoche, one of our Guru previous life. He was one of the most important disciples of Kyabje Trijang Lobsang Yeshe Tenzin Gyatso. Kentrul Rinpoche had spent many years in remote areas like Phari on the Tibet-India border. Where he worked tirelessly to improve the condition of local monasteries and built large Buddha statues. He even built a three-storey statue of Maitreya Buddha. Highly respected by many locals and remembered by monks of the monastery for his work. Kentrul Rinpoche was also known for performing extensive pujas for people of the area. Kentrul Rinpoche will always be remembered as the lama who remained devoted to his teacher until his final moments. He went out of his way to help the sufferings, in desperate situations. His is a legacy that is timeless and beyond compare. Both Kentrul Rinpoche and our Guru Tsem Rinpoche’s activities did exhibit an unquenchable thirst and curiosity for Dharma, Guru devotion . Both have the similarities after-all. Interesting read, shared by Pastor Jean Ai on Tsem Rinpoche ‘s previous reincarnation.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/kentrul-thubten-lamsang.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:51 PM
    Very interesting article of great Lamas whom I never find it bored reading over and over again. Anything related to history had me feeling excited.
    Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was a great master, meditator, teacher, logician, yogi, siddha and erudite scholar. He was an important Gelugpa lama and a contemporary of the 5th Dalai Lama’s time. Even more than three hundred years ago he was eliminated yet he continued reincarnating until present day as been confirmed by many great beings. Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen in fulfilling the promise he made to Nechung protector arose as World Peace Protector Dorje Shugden, merely to serve the teachings of Je Tsongkapa and sentient beings. After realising the mistakes done by his officers 5th Dalai Lama built a Dorje Shugden chapel and even composed a prayers texts to Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen. He named the Chapel as Trode Khangsar which still exist to this day at Lhasa, Tibet .May more people reading this article to understand more who is Tulku Drakpa Gyeltsen was. An interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/who-is-tulku-drakpa-gyeltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 29. 2022 12:48 PM
    The Kangxi Emperor was the third emperor of the Qing dynasty. He is considered by historians to be one of the greatest emperors in the history of China. Having ruled China over 61 years, he was the longest-reigning Chinese emperors in dynastic history. He was thought of as one of the greatest emperors because, under his rule, the Qing empire started to prosper, dynastic succession was stabilized, and he was comparatively benevolent. He was also highly educated and was known as a hardworking emperor who ruled diligently. His rule was a period of expansion, stability, and prosperity for the Chinese Empire. Kangxi gave religious freedom to all religions and had sponsored many literary works, monasteries, monks and teachers all over China, Tibet and Mongolia. He was considered an extremely modern Emperor at that time whom was loved by many. He was said to be the reincarnation of Tulku Drakpa Gyaltsen and an emanation of Manjushri as recorded in the ancient scriptures.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/emperor-kangxi.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:28 PM
    The unmistaken incarnation of Panchen Sonam Drakpa was proclaimed to be Sonam Yeshe Wangpo. From birth, he spoke with clairvoyance and seemed to remember people and events of his past life. Even as a young man , he travelled tremendously as part of his retinue, with the 3rd Dalai Lama and gave various teachings as well. Throughout the journey, he had even composed verses to praise and commentaries on the teachings.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/sonam-yeshe-wangpo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Sep 22. 2022 01:26 PM
    Master Hongyi, a multitalented Buddhist Monk famous for being a talented writer and musician . He was one of the most celebrated and admired Buddhist monks in modern Chinese history. Born in wealthy family yet he choose to he was ordained as a Buddhist monk. Already, even as a child, developed an extraordinarily where he could memorised Buddhist text. Master Hongyi dedicated the rest of his life to Buddhist practice and became one of the most prominent monks of 20 Century China. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Adeline for this sharing of a great Lama Master.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/master-hongyi-the-maverick-patriarch-of-the-chinese-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:24 PM
    Spirits and unseen beings are everywhere not only actually restricted to specific areas. Places such as cemeteries, abandoned houses or places where death occurred. There are many different types of spirits around us, unseen to the naked eye, but for some they could see it or sense their presence. Many people of different faith reported having experienced sense the presence of spirits. Interesting rather scary reading Steven Wong ghostly experienced in the motel . I have encounter such before staying in hotel . More scary I can say. That’s past history, since coming to Buddhism I am not scare at all , I will recite DS Mantra . Later do prayers and dedicate to them .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/paranormal-stories/paranormal-experiences-occur-everywhere-part-1.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:21 PM
    Reading this article written by Tsering Shakya, again as it tells us more and understand better of the situation suffered by Tibetan people. Due to the Dorje Shugden controversy many Tibetans suffered . Many of them migrated to other countries to the west for better opportunities. Tibetan culture and identity is inseparably linked to Tibetan Buddhism. Somehow once in a foreign land they tend to lose their traditions and cultures slowly over times. Living in foreign land , it difficult to maintain their true identity. For them Tibetans maintaining links to the homeland presents a very unique challenges tasks. If only the Tibetan leadership more opened, forgo the past and accepts as what HH Dalai Lama said that Dorje Shugden is no evil and do no harm. Tibetan Buddhist could continue practicing the Dorje Shugden’s practice. Tibetan should stand united to protect the Tibetan heritage and culture instead discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners so much so had divided the Tibetans. Many of them left and migrated else where to look for better livelihood.
    Tsem Rinpoche had gone through a rough time , rejected twice from the moment of birth from Taiwan to US and travelling to India where Rinpoche found a place called home then. Later to Malaysia as advice by his Guru.
    To this end, the discrimination against Dorje Shugden practitioners must end for the sake of the all Tibetans living in India and Nepal .
    A very good article by Tsering Shakya, more people should read it to understand better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/tibetans-rejected-twice.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Sep 17. 2022 04:19 PM
    Wow…that’s great , rejoice Pastor Joy, you have painted over a thousand Buddha statues over the years. Pastor you have a painter’s fine hands. I saw those Buddha ‘s images beautifully painted without formal training is a great achievement. Pastor has turn un-groomed images into something beautiful. A great painter that have put a lot of work into it and it has paid off .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Joy for sharing this with us for-most looking at most of the painted Buddha images tells us a thousand words.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/painting-buddha-statues

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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
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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
3 years ago
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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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In 2021, we've encountered far too many challenges—Pandemic, months-long lockdown, landslide, and flood. We are proud to witness Malaysians helping one another as these agonies come sequentially. Looking back to 2021, Kechara Soup Kitchen has made significant progress, with more to come in 2022. Every year, we move a little closer to our vision. We are immensely thankful to have such dedicated teams of volunteers willing to go above and beyond for our clients. Not to mention our sponsors and donors; none of this would have been possible without you. Thank you. Thank you for being you. Thank you for helping the underprivileged to a better future. Have a blessed year ahead from our hearts to your hearts. #2022 #newyear #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 4th Dec 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
10 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
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