Very touching

Aug 23, 2013 | Views: 3,168

When an old man died in the geriatric ward of a nursing home in an Australian country town, it was believed that he had nothing left of any value.

Later, when the nurses were going through his meager possessions, They found this poem. Its quality and content so impressed the staff that copies were made and distributed to every nurse in the hospital.

One nurse took her copy to Melbourne. The old man’s sole bequest to posterity has since appeared in the Christmas editions of magazines around the country and appearing in mags for Mental Health. A slide presentation has also been made based on his simple, but eloquent, poem.

And this old man, with nothing left to give to the world, is now the author of this ‘anonymous’ poem winging across the Internet.

 

Cranky Old Man

What do you see nurses? ….. What do you see?
What are you thinking ….. when you’re looking at me?
A cranky old man, ….. not very wise,
Uncertain of habit ….. with faraway eyes?
Who dribbles his food ….. and makes no reply.
When you say in a loud voice ….. ‘I do wish you’d try!’
Who seems not to notice ….. the things that you do.
And forever is losing ….. A sock or shoe?
Who, resisting or not ….. lets you do as you will,
With bathing and feeding ….. The long day to fill?
Is that what you’re thinking?….. Is that what you see?
Then open your eyes, nurse ….. you’re not looking at me.
I’ll tell you who I am ….. As I sit here so still,
As I do at your bidding, ….. as I eat at your will.
I’m a small child of Ten ….. with a father and mother,
Brothers and sisters ….. who love one another
A young boy of Sixteen ….. with wings on his feet
Dreaming that soon now ….. a lover he’ll meet.
A groom soon at Twenty ….. my heart gives a leap.
Remembering, the vows ….. that I promised to keep.
At Twenty-Five, now ….. I have young of my own.
Who need me to guide ….. And a secure happy home.
A man of Thirty ….. My young now grown fast,
Bound to each other ….. With ties that should last.
At Forty, my young sons ….. have grown and are gone,
But my woman is beside me ….. to see I don’t mourn.
At Fifty, once more, ….. Babies play ’round my knee,
Again, we know children ….. My loved one and me.
Dark days are upon me ….. My wife is now dead.
I look at the future ….. I shudder with dread.
For my young are all rearing ….. young of their own.
And I think of the years ….. And the love that I’ve known.
I’m now an old man ….. and nature is cruel.
It’s jest to make old age ….. look like a fool.
The body, it crumbles ….. grace and vigour, depart.
There is now a stone ….. where I once had a heart.
But inside this old carcass ….. A young man still dwells,
And now and again ….. my battered heart swells
I remember the joys ….. I remember the pain.
And I’m loving and living ….. life over again.
I think of the years, all too few ….. gone too fast.
And accept the stark fact ….. that nothing can last.
So open your eyes, people ….. open and see.
Not a cranky old man …..
Look closer ….. see ….. ME!!

Remember this poem when you next meet an older person who you might brush aside without looking at the young soul within. We will all, one day, be there, too!

PLEASE SHARE THIS POEM!
The best and most beautiful things of this world can’t be seen or touched. They must be felt by the heart!

 
 
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Dear friends,

When I read the poem, it reminds deeply the family we attach to, money we make, the fame we have, the food we crave, the house, spouse, fashion, clothes, car, family, trips and all are nice but very momentary. It quickens to become a memory so fast. It’s important that we have to look deeper and do something deeper. Everything is just a memory and nothing is left in the end. But what can be left behind is not our memories but the results of our work that continue benefit ting others. It is important to do spiritual work and spiritual developments. These have the real lasting value. I am glad all of you are reading this powerful poem full of wisdom and also a gentle warning to us.

Much Care,
Tsem Rinpoche

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  1. Sarassitham on Dec 8, 2021 at 8:52 pm

    Thanks for the powerful poem sharing which means the true process of a life full of wisdom and also a reminder. A life course is the period from birth to death, each phase comes with different responsibilities and expectations, which of course vary by individual and culture.

    A meaningful life isn’t found, but created through our actions. And it starts with looking for ways to help others.

    https://bit.ly/3EAQQ4Z

  2. Lin Mun on Oct 1, 2017 at 8:23 pm

    This poem is a good reminder that we don’t have much time left and therefore not to dwell into materials that don’t bring benefit to others and ourselves. Everything changes very fast including our life. We have to take this opportunity to learn and practise dharma. When we die, we can’t take away anything but only our karma. Hence, we should do more meaningful things that benefit others. We are so fortunate to have Rinpoche and Kechara here to guide us to the right spiritual path. Thank you Rinpoche.

  3. Samfoonheei on Jul 11, 2017 at 9:29 am

    Everything is impermanent …..nothing reminds just memories but the work that left behind which benefits others is more important.The old man died left with nothing of value ,the poems left was indeed powerful one to remind us to do more meaningful things in life to be remembered.To learn,practice and work for Dharma to benefit others will more meaningful and lasting value.
    Thank youRinpoche for sharing this very touching poem.

  4. Chris Chong on Mar 21, 2016 at 11:18 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this poem. It gives me a sentimental feeling when I read it. Immediately I thought about my Grandmother who is in old folks home. She had been the strongest women that I can ever remember. Time goes by and now she had to rely on someone to feed, bath and dress her up. Everything that she pursued, family and wealth has now become a memory for her.

    I had told myself that I do not wish to be like her. Dharma is the only thing that worth spending time on. There is nothing outside dharma. I want to be able to cut of my attachments and my delusions that obstructing me. I want to have a meaningful life.

    Humbly,
    Chris

  5. Pee Bee Chong on Nov 28, 2014 at 11:03 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing. A Poem full of wisdom that for us to contemplate as life is short and things are impermanent.

  6. Nancy Loo on Jan 5, 2014 at 9:19 pm

    The moment I read this poem, it reminds me of what was being taught at the Lamrin Class today-Day 1 of the Liberation in the Palm of Your Hand… as said by the great Lama Tsongkapa “The opportune physical form……….So hard to get, so easily destroyed; It’s like a lightning bolt in the sky”.For both my spouse and my entire life,we have been working really hard to accumulate more monies for purpose of children’s education and our retirement . My spouse had sacrificed 13 years of his life dwelling alone overseas and missing the family every moment (he even missed the moment his children uttering their first word and walking first time) for the sake of “making big money”. If really I was given a second chance to turn the clock back, I wish everyone in the family be able to practise the dharma together harmoniously. I will therefore without further delay make full use of this precious human rebirth to do more good deeds to benefit others and also to share with others the learned Dharma.

    Thank you Rinpoche for providing this opportunity.

  7. Wan Wai Meng on Sep 17, 2013 at 8:45 pm

    Reading this poem I am reminded of this poem by Gollum to Bilbo in the Lord Of Rings

    This thing all things devours:
    Birds, beasts, trees, flowers;
    Gnaws iron, bites steel;
    Grinds hard stones to meal;
    Slays king, ruins town,
    And beats high mountain down.

    Nothing stays the same, everything is impermanent and keeps on moving. Nothing material did we bring from our previous lives and nothing of material will be bring to the next life.

  8. Cliff on Sep 13, 2013 at 1:03 am

    Wow I really enjoyed reading this poem! Its so touching and sad this man was not recognized until they found his poem, he wrote it so well and now it shares with the world. I saw this on facebook but looked passed it without reading. It carries such a strong meaning we all judge too fast what we see. Nothing is ever lasting except the good that people has done for others. Thank you for sharing this lesson with us Rinpoche.

  9. Carmen Lin on Sep 4, 2013 at 11:26 pm

    Death is inevitable. Our self created delusions bring us no where but end up more suffering, yet we are feeding our never ending delusion, like drinking sea water, never ending but end up craving for more. We thought that our family and relationship can bring us permanence happiness, yet we forgot that we will lose them one day. We have successfully fooled ourselves to think that everything is permanent and forgetting that things are just like flowers which will decay in times.

  10. Li Kim on Sep 1, 2013 at 4:02 pm

    Reading this poem is truly touching and makes me think as growing old like death and taxes, is a guarantee. We always hear older people grumble and nag and most of the time we leave them alone being too busy in our lives. In reading this poem what I hear is what all the elders are saying to us all who are younger. They are only old but was young and played an important role in our lives. So how can we think of them so little just because they are old and not “useful” anymore? This is what I get from this poem. And I reflect on gratitude.

  11. tenzin llhamo on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:49 pm

    Such a beautiful, touching and true poem… Like what Rinpoche said, its just a memory when all that we are attached to are gone. Everything is just impermanent no matter what. I am happy and glad that I have Rinpoche and Dharma for as long as I live as I know nothing else is more important and it is something I can take with me in every life…

  12. wahying on Aug 30, 2013 at 10:34 pm

    We all without exception will be lying on hospital bed or die one day. From born to die, is a journey of deduction and minus not addition. What really matters is what we have done, done something that is meaningful, benefiting ourselves and others, in between the journey. Memory is not enough, memory is not going to last long…Thanks Rinpoche for the reminder.

  13. Boon on Aug 30, 2013 at 1:18 pm

    Thank you Tsem Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful poeam with us. It’s very touching…… the old man left nothing but he left a very meaningful poem for us. What he wrote is true, it shows the life cycle we need to go through in our life. Besides that it also show “impermanance” of life. Hence, we shouldn’t attached too much on those worldy things such as cars, money,grilfriend,kids etc but we should do something more beneficial to the people whom we know, and to the public. At least the good things that we done will able continue to benefit them whenever we are no longer here.

  14. Gim Lee on Aug 30, 2013 at 8:31 am

    What is the purpose of our life? What do we achieved in this life before it ended? Do we have any regret?

    Living with purpose and benefiting others is more meaningful than living a very long life. If we live very long but is in nursing home with only longings and loneliness, it is a very sad finale to this precious human life.

    Lama Zopa Rinpoche says, “The main thing is to practice bodhicitta. Dying with bodhicitta is the best way to die.”

  15. Andrew Boon on Aug 30, 2013 at 12:25 am

    This poem is written with such profound clarity and honesty… it rings so poignantly true that it is no wonder it has become such a “hit”.

    Everyone can certainly identify with this young or old… we can see it will happen, or happening or has happened in our lives wherever stage we are at.

    And the truth of the matter is, this man realized THE truth of impermanence and he is sharing it from beyond the grave literally!!! WOW

  16. AdelineTan on Aug 29, 2013 at 4:39 pm

    It is a lovely and touching poem. Its liked a life cycle passing through generation after generation with memories still lingered on through our attachments and cravings. What Rinpoche mentioned here is very true everything is just a memory and nothing is left in the end . What can be left behind is the results of our work that continue benefiting others. Thank you for sharing this poem.

  17. Doreen Teoh on Aug 29, 2013 at 1:34 pm

    from this old man poem, it strikes me that the old man is indeed still very young at his mind, where his alertness, memories are still very good, but his body or vessel hs degenerated and betrayed hi. We take so much time to take care of this self and body, and eventually it will end. It is our mind that is most important, and we should fill it up or imprint it with knowledge of Dharma, and also to make good use of this body to benefits others.

    When the “END” comes, there is another beginning of “END” and hope it will be a better imprints and stronger of Dharma in each one of us.

  18. lucy yap on Aug 29, 2013 at 12:09 am

    A very touching and extremely well written poem.
    Memories are momentary,but the results of our work that continue benefitting others that matters.Very true indeed.I will remember this daily.Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this beautiful poem.

  19. mitra on Aug 28, 2013 at 11:09 pm

    Thank you for sharing this poem.He was actually full of wisdom.This is very touching.

  20. So Kin Hoe on Aug 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, thank you for sharing the powerful and sounding poem to remind us the impermanence of human life. Our human body will be deteriorating day by day and we should utilize our body, speech and mind to do more Dharma work and benefit others while we still can. To learn from others especially from this powerful poem is indeed an advantage for us to realize that our current moveable body with much strength should be utilized in a more meaningful way before we reach to our old age. Let’s take poem as our daily reminder of impermanence.

  21. tfreon on Aug 28, 2013 at 4:05 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this poem.
    We simply forget that we will not live forever, we forget that one day we will age.
    In the poem, reading through the line, i “experiences” his life .
    What ever he thought he reached the goal of life, it changes, having kids does not guaranty the “safety” of old age. Life is impermanence.
    A precious human life gone by reading through the poem
    May i remind myself on i am in samsara and everything is impermanent

  22. Uncle Eddie on Aug 27, 2013 at 4:26 pm

    Most important concept is that, everybody has a spiritual unconsciouness in them. Life has a meaning under all circumstances, even the most miserable ones. Our main motivation for living is our will to find its meaning. We have the freedom to find out the meaning in what and why we do, and whatever the experience in life. But generally, the search for such meaning is normally associated with strong influence in religious belief, group associationship, uncontrollable stress and depression in life. Though man cannot be free from such determinant conditions, it is said that man is capable of resisting and braving even the worst condition, thus shaping his own character and becoming responsible for himself. Best is to adopt our Rinpoche,s stance i.e., “to have work results that continue to benefit others, when we are gone, with such lasting values, especially of spiritual values and developments!” Thank you Rinpoche for the sharing.

  23. adelinewoon on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:34 am

    Life becomes meaningless when we do what everyone is doing: eat, sleep, grow up, sex, produce offspring, work, and then repeat the same process again and again. It is obvious from the poem that all that eventually becomes nothing. At the end, we’re still alone & lost. All external things bring no contentment, they brought us no where but deepen our attachment due to our wrong perceptions on them. If life is just about that, it will be a journey wasted for sure!

  24. michele on Aug 26, 2013 at 9:58 pm

    I work at a nursing home. I take care of eight women some are nuns of the catholic church some ar mothers, a hair dresser a retired nurse, one woman owned a beer distributer. Most of what Im tyiping mean nothing but they are very special to me. I learn from all of them. I have on who is 101 and she never says much but when she sees me she smiles and gigles it is music to me. Thank you for this poem it reminds me of all thoughs who ive taken care of.

  25. Edern on Aug 26, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    We should not see someone by his/her physical features we see them from their geart their inner beauty. Dont judge a book by its cover!!! someone may look dumb but he might be clever.

  26. June Tang (KHJB) on Aug 26, 2013 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this profound poem.These made me comtemplate more on impermanence and death.Also remind me that we should do meaningful things especially learning and practice dharma in our life before it’s too late…!!Time wait no one,we should learn more,do more and able to benefit more others !!

  27. May Ong on Aug 25, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    The poem is a reflection of anyone’s life whom they’ve lived through, like most of us. It is a reminder of being a child, aging, sickness and finally death. We need to realize we have to find a sense of purpose in our lives, regardless of our background. For after we find that purpose in life, we will find our self.

  28. Sharon Saw on Aug 25, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    We are often reminded of old age and death… this poem is a beautiful summary of an ordinary life – from youth to old age, experiencing loss of loved ones, and the unwelcome loss of our faculties. Our mind never gets old but our body will fail every single one of us, so as Rinpoche says, we should make the most of our lives now. The purpose of our lives should be to benefit others and the side-benefit is that we will be able to have a good rebirth so that we need not fear death and know that death is merely a conduit to the next life where we can continue our spiritual journey. The important thing right now is to ensure we stay on a spiritual path.

  29. Datuk May on Aug 25, 2013 at 4:18 pm

    Having been with my mother for the last week, this poem has great meaning for me. Yes within the old body of my mother there is still this youthfulness that wants to be part of all that we are doing and with the help of my grandsons, we took her everywhere when we were with her in Perth. It was a slow process having to get Mother onto and off the wheel chair and car but it was all worth it as she was very happy.

    At the same time, I wished my mother was not trapped by the rules and regulations of this samsaric world, grew up, got married, lived being a daughter, mother and wife but did a lot more to have benefitted others through working with the Dharma. May my merits go to my Mother so that in her next life, she will be able to be always near the Dharma.

    May all of us who read this poem realise to use our precious lives to benefit others.

  30. Sofi on Aug 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm

    Brought tears to my eyes. Brings to reality of what almost everyone goes thru in life n how we should never overlook others as any different from us…that memories of youth n times of happiness of the past. As life begins for one, another is ending. Nothing is permanent unless the in-between was lived to benefit others thru our actions and speech. The elders should be respected n taken care of as a real person n not just as duty of the day/week/years. There r much to learn from them, their experiences and their life sotries. I love to listen to the older generation telling bout their lives as every generation goes thru changes at such a fast pace. Making use of our precious human lives to reach higher attainments to benefit others instead of seeking temporal samsaric happiness is what we should aspire. Thank u Rinpoche for tis touching story.

  31. Tenzin Losang on Aug 25, 2013 at 2:18 am

    There is a lot of wisdom in this poem, despite its supposedly fictional background. This poem reminds me of a short film made using a DSLR and directed by Po Chan called “The Last 3 minutes”. Perhaps the film’s producer was inspired by this poem.

    https://vimeo.com/10570139

  32. Lim Han Nee on Aug 24, 2013 at 8:10 pm

    Whether this poem were written by a “crabbit old woman” or a “cranky old man”. the sentiments expressed are the same.

    There is a feeling of regret that the years are passing all too swiftly. Yet there is acceptance of the fact that “nothing can last”. Memories bring a quickening of the heart beat at the recollection of the young man or woman that had been there before.

    Yet what is left are mere memories. Everything else has crumbled to dust with time.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this lovely poem and for constantly reminding us of impermanence and transience. Yes,the best reminder is that we can leave something behind – a legacy of kindness and care, fruit of our love and compassion for others.

  33. Joe Hamilton on Aug 24, 2013 at 7:23 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this profound poem. I have a large , loving family around me and know no loneliness but fear it as I grow older. This is such a great reminder of what is important and to use our lives for the benefit of others, conquering our own ego and awakening and finding true meaning. I have a long way to go but this poem urges me to move on. Thank you Rinpoche.

  34. Charmaine@MBF on Aug 24, 2013 at 7:14 pm

    Thank you dear Rinpoche for sharing this touching poem.

    It made me contemplate even more on impermanence.

    Cause with every passing minute, everything is changing. Day by day we don’t seem to notice. & very soon, all will just be memories. So we may as well make those memories, lasting positive ones while we are still alive.

    Ones that will touch the lives of others and strangers alike. _/\_

  35. shelly tai on Aug 24, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    Dear Rinpoche thank you for sharing this beautiful poem with us. It is true when physically we are still able we gave to do something to benefit others otherswise it wasted us as a human being who are more capable than the lower realms beings. We got to understand death will come to us any time so do not wait till we are old and unable.

  36. Patsy on Aug 24, 2013 at 2:18 pm

    This is a very touching poem on impermanence and how fast our lives passed by. All our lives we chased after worldly desires and most of us are just like this cranky old man. However, it is not how much we have acquired during our lifetime which we are going to leave behind at the time of death but how we should use our lives to benefit others. That is a better legacy to leave behind.

    This verse is very touching “So open your eyes, people .. open and see. Not a cranky old man. Look closer . .. . see .. .. . ME!!” We are always so busy with our lives that we neglect the older and the weak and find them a burden, yet we must realize that one day we will end up old and weak too.

    While we are still able, we should use it to pursue our spiritual development and not let it go to waste.

  37. wei theng on Aug 24, 2013 at 4:49 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this meaningful poem.
    All of the things that we have previously and now, we will not be able to bring it with us when we die. We will soon be old, we will soon die… what is important is to do spiritual work & spiritual development. I am very grateful to be working with Rinpoche and Kechara and find the HOME where I belong to. Thank you Rinpoche for being there always for us to guide us to make full use of our lives in a meaningful way while we still have the chance to.

  38. Julien Roth on Aug 24, 2013 at 3:10 am

    This is such a touching poem indeed. It really shows that you should respect your elders. They have already been through a lot and are very wise. I enjoyed reading the poem Rinpoche. Thank you for sharing.

  39. Jessica Yap on Aug 24, 2013 at 1:57 am

    This is such a beautifully written sad poem. It’s sad because its true in a way. We often treat the elderly like some burden and that’s just wrong. We will all reach that stage at one point in our lives. We should treat evryone with love and respect. After all, the wheel of karma does not discriminate. We get what we give.

    Thus poem should be shared to as many people as possible! =)

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche!

  40. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Aug 24, 2013 at 1:48 am

    Dear Rinpoche, thanks for sharing this realistic and touching poem with us…

    I feel we are so lucky after try to know more and practice Dharma hence guided by Rinpoche. We may use what we learn and practice now not only create more Merits for our next life but we also may help our love one especially our parents to generate more Merits to help them have a better journey after end this life time…

  41. sweekeong on Aug 24, 2013 at 1:04 am

    Dear Rinpoche, this is a wonderful poem of old age, impermanence in all physical things as you have mentioned. I have came across it on Facebook not too long ago. It is a good reminder and motivation for everyone to strive in their precious lives. I sensed that there is some form of attachment to youth in this poem. At the same time it reminds us that we can be old externally but what is inside us can be young with vigor, flexible, not dull, and changeable always. Most of us take the path of this old man, born, go to school, finish school, working in job, marry, have kids, grandkids, and wait for the end. However even this path doesn’t work for everyone. We may encountered some life changing events such as accidents, lost of love ones which could set us back. It is not easy, definitely not easy to live our lives. Therefore it is more pertinent to live it well with others.

  42. Julia Tan on Aug 24, 2013 at 12:02 am

    Reading this poem, it reminds me about my mum who is now 78, skinny, old, weak. She is constantly in fear of death until she refused to go out of the house. She must take xanax to keep her mind calm. She can’t eat anything but wholemeal bread, oat and horlick. I am so grateful that she is so blessed and lucky that she can still clean, eat and walk by herself. I asked her what has she done when she was young that could make her proud of herself. Immediately she said by having the 4 children. She wasted her life 78 years by thinking she has done her job as a mother as a wife. She could have done much more if she met dharma in her young age.

  43. Beatrix Ooi on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:48 pm

    This is very touching, I’ve read a similar poem from my English textbook, the title of the poem was The Crabbit Old Woman. The story of the author was actually quite similar to the old man who wrote the poem above, except that she was a woman. My English teacher liked the poem so much that she kept reading it for more than 5 times, and explained each and every sentence to us. The one sentence that touched me the most was ” So open your eyes, nurses open and see. Not a crabbit old women, look closer..see me! “.

    The poem above shows that life is very fragile, we can die anytime. But the most important is that, what we have achieved in our lives before our time is up.

  44. Grace Leong on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:36 pm

    Dear Rinpoche. Thank you. It is indeed a very touching poem. We cannot judge a book by its cover; we cannot judge people just by looking at their faces! As with the cranky old man or crabbit old lady, if we look closer and discover deeper they hv gone thru life with all the joys and challenges anyone of us cld be going thru now and later in life. Ultimately it is not how much material wealth we leave behind but the wealth of joy we create for others ,which is more important. Time goes by really quickly. Life goes by just as fast. Create this joy for others till the end of time !

  45. Marcus on Aug 23, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    A touching poem for today’s world.
    Many people busy because of money.. get more money…. gain extra abundance…..
    When we get what we want, time fly and age already gone.
    No longer the 30s’ or 40s’ or 50s’ NOT even 60s’ but 70s’ or 80s’
    maybe times up earlier!
    So….Wake up!

  46. sarahyap on Aug 23, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    Life should not be lived just to make memories, but to leave a lasting legacy that will benefit generations to come. As we all know, memories serve us no purpose

  47. David Lai on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:48 pm

    I found this explanation regarding the origins of this poem. Apparently, it was adapted from an original poem written quite a number of years ago. However, whatever its origins, it does not take away from the portrayal of the stark reality of a dying old man or woman. This would resonate with anybody and everybody because all of us would have to go through the same thing. That is sad and not much in society and the mass media talks about it or prepares us for what is to come. We have to prepare ourselves with maturity, grace and ultimately with Dharma.

    ——————-

    This touching and thought provoking poem, dubbed “Cranky Old Man”, is currently circulating rapidly via social media posts and email. The poem relates life from the perspective of an elderly man whose nurses may just perceive a “cranky old man” who needs constant care rather than the man – and the rich lived life – behind the aged body. The poem is prefixed by a story that claims that the poem was found among the meager possessions of an old man who died in a nursing home in an Australian country town.

    However, the story that comes with this version of the poem is fictional. The poem was not found in the belongings of a nursing home resident in rural Australia as claimed. Nor was it found among the possessions of an old man who died in a hospital in Florida, USA or any other US location. In fact, there have been numerous – equally fictional – US based versions of the poem’s supposed origin.

    The poem itself has a long and somewhat convoluted history. The original version of the poem (included below) featured an old woman rather than an old man and was set in the UK. The poem has been known by several names, including “Crabbit Old Woman”, “Kate”, “Look Closer Nurse” and “What Do You See”. For decades, the poem has been included in various publications in the United Kingdom often accompanied by the claim that the poem was found by nursing staff in the belongings of an old woman named Kate who died in a hospital’s geriatric ward. Many versions claim that the hospital was located in Scotland. Others claim the hospital was in England or Wales.

    In fact, the provenance of the piece remains somewhat hazy. However, credible reports suggest that the poem may actually have been written by Phyllis McCormack in 1966, who at the time was working as a nurse in a Scottish hospital. In a 2005 report about the poem for ‘Perspectives on Dementia Care’, 5th Annual Conference on Mental Health and Older, Joanna Bornat notes:

    Amongst the responses to a small survey which I carried out in 1998 while researching attitudes to the poem 3 (Bornat, 2004) was a cutting from the Daily Mail newspaper in which the son of Phyllis McCormack, whose name is often linked with the poem as its discoverer, explained:

    My mother, Phyllis McCormack, wrote this poem in the early Sixties when she was a nurse at Sunnyside Hospital in Montrose. Originally entitled Look Closer Nurse, the poem was written for a small magazine for Sunnyside only Phyllis was very shy and submitted her work
    anonymously.

    A copy of the magazine was lent to a patient at Ashludie Hospital, Dundee, who copied it in her own handwriting and kept it in her bedside locker. When she died, the copy was found and submitted to the Sunday Post newspaper, attributed to the Ashludie patient. Since my mother’s death in 1994 her work has travelled all over the world…
    (Daily Mail, 12 March 1998).

    Somehow this explanation rings true, though it immediately begs the question of how the origin story was constructed in the first place and whether the poem depends on an apparent myth for its continuing appeal. Encounters have been mixed as responses to the 1998 survey suggested.

    The currently circulating “old man” variant of the piece is apparently an adaptation of the original by US poet David L. Griffith of Texas and can still be seen in its original context on his website. Griffith calls his adaptation of the poem “Too Soon Old” but it is also known as a “Crabby Old Man” and, as in the version included above, “Cranky Old Man.”
    The original version of the poem:

    Crabbit Old Woman

    What do you see, nurses what do you see
    Are you thinking when you are looking at me
    A crabbit old woman, not very wise,
    Uncertain of habit, with faraway eyes,

    Who dribbles her food and makes no reply
    When you say in a loud voice –I do wish you’d try
    Who seems not to notice the things that you do
    And for ever is losing a stocking or shoe,

    Who unresisting or not, lets you do as you will
    With bathing and feeding, the long day to fill
    Is that what you are thinking, is that what you see,
    Then open your eyes, nurses, you’re not looking at me.

    I’ll tell you who I am as I sit here so still,
    As I used at your bidding, as I eat at your will,
    I am a small child of ten with a father and mother,
    Brothers and sisters who love one another,

    A young girl of 16 with wings on her feet
    Dreaming that soon now a lover she’ll meet;
    A bride at 20 — my heart gives a leap,
    Remembering the vows that I promised to keep

    At 25 now I have young of my own
    Who need me to build a secure, happy home;
    A women of 30 my young now grow fast,
    Bound to each other with ties that should last,

    At 40 my young sons have grown and are gone;
    But my man’s beside me to see I don’t mourn;
    At 50, once more babies play around my knee.
    Again we know children, my loved one me

    Dark days are upon me, my husband is dead,
    I look at the future, I shudder with dread,
    For my young are all rearing young of their own
    And I think of the years and the love that I’ve known.

    I’m an old woman now and nature is cruel
    ’tis her jest to make old age look like a fool.
    The body it crumbles, grace and vigor depart,
    There is now a stone where once was a heart

    But inside this old carcass a young girl still dwells
    And now and again my battered heart swells
    I remember the joys I remember the pain,
    And I’m loving and living life over again.

    I think of the years all too few – gone too fast,
    And accept the stark fact that nothing can last.
    So open your eyes, nurses open and see
    Not a crabbit old women look closer – see me.

  48. Girlie OOI on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    What do I see, looking at the picture of the old man?

    Face with sunken eyes, dimpled cheeks, lips withdrawn (no more teeth, remember!) — what do we normally see? We see the outer person, the physical being. We do not see beyond that.

  49. KH Ng on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:14 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank You once again for sharing this beautiful and profound poem from a “cranky” old man. He was actually full of wisdom. Once again, it reminds us of the fallacy of this life. If not lived well, we will waste this one opportunity to achieve ultimate happiness or at least be on the way. Time wait for no one and we should not waste it.

    With Folded hands!
    KH

  50. Sean Wang on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    Dear Rinpoche,
    Thank you for sharing this wonderful poem. I completely agree with Rinpoche’s thoughts, this poem is a reminder that all things we wish to cherish, samsaric things, in this life are all impermanent and can end quickly. All we find dear just turns into another. Instead of awaiting death, we should do more with our lives.

  51. tsemtulku on Aug 23, 2013 at 6:00 pm

    Dear friends,

    When I read the poem, it reminds deeply the family we attach to, money we make, the fame we have, the food we crave, the house, spouse, fashion, clothes, car, family, trips and all are nice but very momentary. It quickens to become a memory so fast. It’s important that we have to look deeper and do something deeper. Everything is just a memory and nothing is left in the end. But what can be left behind is not our memories but the results of our work that continue benefitting others. It is important to do spiritual work and spiritual developments. These have the real lasting value. I am glad all of you are reading this powerful poem full of wisdom and also a gentle warning to us. Much Care, Tsem Rinpoche

    • adelinewoon on Aug 27, 2013 at 10:33 am

      亲爱的朋友:

      当我读到这首诗的时候,它令我感触到我们执著的家人,赚取的钱财,拥有的名利,贪著的美食;房子、伴侣 、时尚、衣物、轿车、家人、旅游等等虽然都很好,但是非常的短暂,如梦幻泡影,一顺间就成为记忆。我们一定要往深处去探索,做有意义的事情。要知道每样东西都只是记忆,而且最终还是会失去的。不过,可以永久存在的不是我们的记忆,而是继续利益他人的事业。因此,修行和心灵上的成长是非常重要的。这些才有真正不朽的价值。我很高兴你们在阅读这首令人震撼的诗。它不仅充满智慧,而且对我们是很好的提醒。

      詹仁波切

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  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:15 PM
    Dulduityn Danzanravjaa was a prominent Mongolian writer, composer, painter, Buddhist scholar, physician and was the Fifth Noyon Khutagt. Talented known as the Lama of the Gobi and was an extraordinary polymath having authored hundreds of spiritual songs. Danzan Ravjaa is significant for his eclectic religious outlook that combined both the reformed ‘Yellow Hat’ and the unreformed ‘Red Hat’ sects of Tibetan. Famous for his poetry and songs in which he did composed more than hundreds of poems to date. He was well known for his medical skills, prophecies, and his knowledge of philosophy and astrology. Inspiring indeed , well respected by many.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing a multi-talented Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/danzan-ravjaa-the-controversial-mongolian-monk.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:13 PM
    One of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. The temple of the Choijin Lama is an important example of Chinese-style religious architecture. It is one of the few surviving historic Buddhist buildings in Mongolia. Hidden among the tallest sky scappers this hidden gem is an architectural wonder. It was the home of Luvsan Haidav Choijin Lama, who is the state oracle and brother of the Bogd Khan. The State Oracle of Mongolia had a long historic connection with Dorje Shugden. Even took trance of 3 different deities , Nechung, Tsiu Marpo and Dorje Shugden. It is a temple with a lot of old, ancient artifacts as Choijin Lama would go into a trance. After been through historic changes it was reopened as a museum. The Choijin Lama Temple’s history is documented with many religious hardships and interesting happenings. Interesting read and detailed explanation for one to understand better . A must see place when travelling there .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/choijin-lama-the-state-oracle-of-mongolia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 22. 2022 01:10 PM
    Merely looking at these rare precious pictures of great masters is a blessing. Two great tutors HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche of H H Dalai Lama as seen in these pictures tells us a thousands words. Ling Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Yamantaka while Trijang Rinpoche was considered an emanation of Heruka/Vajra Yogini.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/blessed-upon-sight-of-these-masters.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:53 PM
    Very rare precious pictures of HH Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche had lunch together in their previous lives. Well amazingly now in this life they meet again and having lunch together. Beautiful pictures we have the fortune to see this. Looking at this pictures paints a thousand words. Both have returned many times since the time of Lord Buddha incarnating in many forms to benefit sentient beings. Having a very close relationship throughout their previous incarnations.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing these rare pictures with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/perfect-practice-equals-perfect-rebirths.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:50 PM
    Breaking news the Tribune Journal published December 15, 2017 H H Dalai-lama planning to visit China. Since exile HH the Dalai Lama left Tibet in 1959, returning to China will be a wonderful reunion for many. This potential visit to China by HH the Dalai Lama might lead to those who left their homeland able to visit Tibet again. Millions of Tibetans in Tibet would definitely wish to see Dalai Lama again. The Dalai Lama would be too happy as great memories to see places as such his palace, relatives and so forth. If the return is successful all negative attacks on Dorje Shugden practitioners should cease immediately. There are indeed many benefits if Dalai Lama visit to China as it would clear the doubts of some. May Dalai Lama fondest wish come true soon.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this news

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-tribune-publishes-dalai-lama-planning-to-visit-china.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:47 PM
    This mandala offering is the symbolic offering of the prosperity of the whole universe. Mandala offering is a powerful method for accumulating extensive merit if we do it with proper visualization. Doing it this way we dedicate the merit from each offering for the sentient beings as it is performed. It is very effective for the mind. It is important to understand all about the offerings. Doing the mandala offering is a way of clearing out all these negative states of mind. The mandala offering purifies our attachment, the stinginess, the miserliness, the clinging mind. It enriches the mind with the positive potential from giving. We create a lot of positive potential or merit just by giving. The mandala offering is training us to develop the mind that takes delight and joy in making other people happy. In doing so, we create merit. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with explanations.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/mandala-offering-a-powerful-method-to-accumulate-merits.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Jun 15. 2022 03:45 PM
    Changkya Rolpai Dorje a Grand Lama of China, Imperial Art Consultant, a principal Tibetan Buddhist teacher in the Qing court. He is closely associate with Qianlong Emperor of China. This relationship proved extremely significant. He served as Qianlong’s main Buddhist teacher and adviser in matters related to Buddhism. Including art, literature, religious initiations and practices, and diplomacy. He was recognized as a reincarnation of the previous Changkya Lama. As a Buddhist administrator in Beijing, he played an important role in founding Yonghegong Temple , a monastic college for Mongol, Manchu, and Chinese monks. He was also instrumental in developing the systems of iconography, cataloguing, and inscribing that would prove so important to the Qianlong emperor’s projects in Buddhist art. Truly talented.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing of a Great Lama.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-third-changkya-rolpai-dorje.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:49 PM
    Giuseppe Tucci was a scholar of oriental cultures, specializing in Tibet and the history of Buddhism. He is considered one of the founders of the academic field of Buddhist Studies. Tibetan painted scrolls, also known as thangkas came to Tibet from India. They
    are synonymous with Tibetan culture and religion.The tradition of thangka painting which is also known as scroll painting came to Tibet from India. It was largely influenced by the art form developed in Nepal. Tucci, highly literate in Sanskrit and Tibetan as well as fluent in many Himalayan languages, was the first western scholar to travel widely through the Tibet and India. Thangka served as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha. The scroll paintings are framed with colour stain ,an art form with unique features in Tibetan culture. Wow in one of the thangkas he even described the mythical kingdom related with the Kalachakra Tantra and its divine kings. What he did was truly amazing.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Niral for this wonderful sharing explaining all about it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/tibetan-painted-scrolls-the-land-of-shambhala.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:47 PM
    Kalmykia is a sparsely populated republic and country of Russia located directly north of the North Caucasus in Eastern Europe. Buddhism’s revival in Kalmykia can be traced to the political liberalization which led to the construction of the republic’s first Buddhist temple. The Kalmyk nomads, arrived about 400 years ago bringing their faith with them from Asia. Having a long complex history views of religious revival in Kalmykia. The Kalmyks and Russians have had close ties for centuries. Kalmykia is the only state in the whole of Europe where the majority of the population is Buddhist. A beautiful country to visit with many attractions such as Temple of the Golden Abode of Buddha, Pagoda Seven Days, Buddhist Temple Syakusn-Sume and so forth.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Stella Cheang for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/wonderful-kalmykia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Jun 12. 2022 02:44 PM
    Reading this post again just wondering how this amazing Hanging Temple was built without modern technology. This Hanging Temple, built into a cliff near Mount Heng in Datong City, Shanxi Province, China. Built more than 1500 years ago by a monk named Liao Ran. It has survived since than with many locals and tourist visiting it yearly. It is the only existing unique temple with the combination of three Chinese traditional philosophies of Buddhism, Taoism, and Confucianism. The most outstanding feature of the Hanging Monastery is the side-by-side sculptures of Laozi, Confucius, and Shakyamuni. The temple was one of the five most scared mountains in China considered as a sacred site for pilgrimage. Wish to see for myself this unique temple someday.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/the-hanging-temple.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 01:21 PM
    Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen the first Kyorlung Ngari Tulku, was one of the principal disciples of Je Tsongkhapa and also the founder of the Gelugpa school. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen is renowned for his strict adherence to the Vinaya or Buddhist monastic code. Duldzin Dragpa Gyaltsen was the founder of Tsunmo Tsal monastery in Tagtse Dzong , Central Tibet. Was one of the more notable previous lives of Dorje Shugden where in this incarnation, he had made the promise to arise as a Dharma Protector to protect the precious teachings of his teacher Lama Tsongkhapa. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa, following all his advice and instructions without breaking any commitments. That’s how the first ever Gelug monastery, Gaden Monastery in Lhasa was built then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-vinaya-holder-duldzin-drakpa-gyaltsen.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 12:58 PM
    Precious portraits of our Guru H.E. Tsem Rinpoche available to everyone to download absolutely free of charge. Well all these images are high-resolution and of sufficient quality for anyone to be printed clearly. It’s good to have a portraits of our Guru framed on our altar.
    Thanks Rinpoche and those involved with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/tsem-rinpoche-images.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Jun 9. 2022 12:57 PM


    Awesome art work of thangkas. Thangkas serve as important teaching tools depicting the life of the Buddha, various influential lamas and other deities and bodhisattvas. Looking at all these antique and ancient thangkas featuring Buddha, deities,the Dharma Protector Dorje Shugden and so forth is simply beautiful indeed. The thangka is very much a part of Sikkimese Buddhism and it is painted in the traditional Tibetan style.
    Thank you Rinpoche and talented painters for coming up with all these awesome thangka painting for us to download for free.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/downloads/rime-thangkas-free-download.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 7. 2022 02:45 PM
    To the Mosuo people whom are a small ethnic group living in Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in China, the Goddess Gemu is their main Protector. Mosuo people are an ancient tribal community of Tibetan Buddhists, accepting this Protector for over 1,000 years. The Mosuo are believed to be descendants of the ancient Qiang, a people from the Tibetan plateau . Where here women are treated as equal, have led families for centuries. According to legend, the history of the Mountain of the Goddess Gemu, is closely linked to that of Lake Lugu. The sacred Gemu Mountain graces the edge of the pristine, deep azure blue Lugu Lake. As told by the locals the goddess Gemu was a diligent, beautiful girl in Zhebo Village at the foot of Lion Mountain. Interesting story behind this beautiful girl and her ability to embroider . The people celebrates the remarkable Gemu Mountain Goddess on the seventh moon of the lunar calendar, with music, dancing and prayers. Interesting the folk myths and legends are infused with Tibetan Buddhism elements. Thank you Rinpoche and Valentina for sharing this enchanting story .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/gemu-goddess-of-mosuo.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jun 7. 2022 02:42 PM
    Diwali is one of the most popular festivals in Hinduism. This festival is celebrated by Hindus all over the world. It is also known as the festival of lights. It’s the season of Diwali, one of the largest religious festivals in the world where the celebration stretches back 2,500 years across South Asia. Each countries might be different the way the Hindus celebrates this important festivals. Wonderful to know how the celebration like in India, being celebrated across the country. Looking at those pictures tells all. Great to see even police dogs held by their owners been part of this festival.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Loh Seng Piow for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/diwali-celebrations-in-india.html

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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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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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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat\'s land here in Malaysia
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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The Largest Buddha Shakyamuni in Russia | 俄罗斯最大的释迦牟尼佛画像- https://bit.ly/2Wpclni
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Dorje Shugden works & archives - a labour of commitment - https://bit.ly/30Tp2p8
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
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Wandering Ascetic Painting by Nirdesha Munasinghe
High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
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High Sri Lankan monks visit Kechara to bless our land, temple, Buddha and Dorje Shugden images. They were very kind-see pictures- https://bit.ly/2HQie2M
This is pretty amazing!

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

Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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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#Throwback. Visitation of Ven. Zawa Tulku Rinpoche and Ven. Geshe Jangchup Gyaltsen to Kechara Penang Chapel on 17/5/2022. We did a short prayers together. Really happy for the short visit. Kechara Penang Study Group~ 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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2 months ago
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
2 months ago
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
2 months ago
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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
2 months ago
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
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
3 months ago
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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.
4 months ago
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.
4 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
4 months ago
Pastor is in da' house!!!! Kechara Penang Study Group @ Saturday, 3 pm. Contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
4 months ago
5 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
5 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek, members went to a nearby vegetarian shop for gathering. #CNY2022 #HappyReunion by Jacinta.
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
5 months ago
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
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Ipoh members were taking turns to offer Serkym and lights to Dorje Shugden. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh members were preparing for Dorje Shugden puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
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)
7 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)
7 months ago
Jun, our new Ipoh member, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa, Dorje Shugden & The Three Jewels. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Mr. Cheah has offered 3 sets of Serkym prior to Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has completed a Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 20th Nov '21. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Mr. Philip, our new visitor to Ipoh centre, offered lights to Lama Tsongkhapa and the Three Jewels prior to DS puja. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
7 months ago
Kechara Ipoh Study Group has resumed our Dorje Shugden puja in Ipoh on 6th Nov 2021. So Kin Hoe (KISG)
8 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
9 months ago
Mark your calendars - we are about to embark on an epic ride! Kechara Food Bank will be travelling across the Peninsular in our giant truck to send dry food to over 2300 families. Thank you Volvo Trucks Malaysia for your generous donation of this custom-designed truck. What’s more – PPB Group Bhd is generously donating the food provision for this one-of-a-kind journey. Thank you on behalf of our grateful beneficiaries! Want to see all of this in action? Join us live or watch the videos and photos on our social media. Stay tuned!
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
1 years ago
Underprivileged residents of two PPRs in Kuala Lumpur recently received a total of 427kg from our longterm surplus produce sponsor, Lotuss Stores (formerly Tesco Stores). The 65 families are our regular beneficiaries, and are grateful to receive fresh vegetables on a consistent basis right at their doorstep. One of our recipients, Rajeswari, 52, single mother of 2 children, shared that she stopped receiving welfare aid due to unforeseen circumstances. Her words: "Saya cakap untuk Kechara [Soup Kitchen] banyak terima kasih sebab kasi makanan. Dan lebih mau tolong orang lain yang susah seperti saya". Our heartfelt thank-you goes to Lotuss Stores for being a dependable source of food aid and for #helpingthepoor with us. #kecharafoodbank #makingadifference #kitajagakita #charity #foodbank #bantuan #ngomalaysia #givingback #strongertogether - Vivian @ Kechara Soup Kitchen
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