Which One Is You?

Jul 14, 2013 | Views: 2,553

 

 

 

 

This is a real interesting illustration. Study it carefully for a while. Take a good look.

 

If you have a task, goal or job how do you perform? What is your attitude? What is your way of doing things? Where has your way gotten you? If not far, then you have to look at other ways to do it. If you have gotten someplace, good for you! Success is not going to be handed to you as all hard workers know. Having things like money and house just handed to you for free will eventually get you nowhere. Your fears will not dissipate without work or effort. Your fears will only increase and lead to huge regrets. No one can take away your fears but you have to just work on it NOW.  You have to be honest with yourself and realize what has been your attitude. You have to face how your attitude has been. That is most important to be honest with yourself as the first step but don’t stop there please.  Where has your attitude led you? Are you succeeding? Don’t blame others anymore if you did when you don’t succeed. It is you because you can succeed anywhere. It’s what you make of the place you are at now. The space you are at. No one or place is to be blamed. To blame others is the ingredient for so far not succeeding. So we have to stop that. It’s for our own good.

 

From left to right:

The man on the far left just sleeps. Indicating laziness, procrastination, unmotivated, no drive and just does nothing. Just takes everything too easy. Easy to a fault. Doesn’t care much. Whatever may come attitude. Good and bad perhaps. Depends on circumstances.

The next man digs, finds something. Is happy with what he finds. Is content. Doesn’t go any further. He is fine with just enough. That is ok too for some.

The third man from the left keeps digging for the biggie! The big fortune. Where all the big ‘diamonds’  lie. He is a hard worker. He dug the deepest and he is focused on success. He is driven, motivated, inspirational, works hard, doesn’t give up and doesn’t take obstacles as a brick wall. He does not give up. He is focused.  He knows he has to work and he will work and make it big. And he will make it.

The last man on the far right just gives up. He tried but not very hard. He dug little. Cannot tolerate or accept the difficult conditions. Doesn’t continue. He wants to run. To escape. To leave. Doesn’t try and just wants to exit. He lets his fear, insecurities, and lack of effort catch up and just gives up. This type of person is difficult to work with and perhaps ends up bitter, angry and blaming others.

 

Which one fits you at this point in life you think? Of course over the years we can change. How were you last time? Change for better or worse is the key. But this illustration I found randomly on the net is a good indicator of our attitude in life at this moment. I don’t know who did this illustration but I found it powerful.

Is our attitude serving us well? That is the point of this whole exercise. Nothing is set in stone, our attitude can change. Just change it and be consistent and then you will find your diamonds! I want you to find your success and it starts with attitude.

I wish you luck. Do something now!

Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

 

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In conclusion, this sculpture says it all. You create who you want to be. You are in control as much as you choose to be. Don’t be stagnant. Don’t use your fears as an excuse to fail, run or don’t do. In the end our life will flash past us real quick, make sure it’s good flashes you see. Don’t be afraid to create you. You are worth it.

 

P.S. This can be applied to the spiritual goals, secular goals, relationships, work, friendships, loyalty and so many other facets of our lives.

 


Never give up. You might be very near your goal or something very good. Tsem Rinpoche

 

 

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  1. Samfoonheei on May 5, 2022 at 2:12 pm

    Our attitude towards life determines life’s attitude towards us. Well said….. doing what we supposed to do trains us to be a better person. Never give up even its a tough journey. In every journey there seem to be tough but at the end is happiness and success. Its our mind set attitude that determine our success. A positive mind-set brings positive things and positivity always wins. When things go wrong, take it as a lesson, learning from there, never give up. It is our mental attitude that sees the good and the accomplishments in our life, rather failure.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teachings that had changed my life .

  2. CindyH on Sep 14, 2016 at 9:03 pm

    Looking at my past, honestly, I have interchangeably be the 1st, 2nd or 3rd man depending on the subject matter and I wouldn’t have pegged myself to have it in me to be last man on the far right. But in recent trying times, I find myself thinking more like the last man with my fears and insecurities going into overdrive. At times, it has even rendered me feeling extremely small in an unhealthy way and washed up by the crashing wave of thoughts as well as emotions. Ironically, I was actually attempting to let go of my fears and insecurities. Hence, the quandary.

    Upon closer examination, I find that even as I am learning to let go of the fear, instinctively my reaction to fear is to get away from what is causing the fear, whether it is logical or not. So, essentially, fear itself isn’t a problem. My reaction to my own fears is the issue. If you really look at it fear often points us to areas we need to investigate more closely. In making fear an adversary, not only am I missing out on the lessons I am supposed to learn but have also been paralyzed into inaction by it. Makes more sense to turn fear into an ally to identify the areas which needed to be worked on and deal with them accordingly.

    Thus, the following really stood out for me, “You create who you want to be. You are in control as much as you choose to be. Don’t be stagnant. Don’t use your fears as an excuse to fail, run or don’t do. In the end our life will flash past us real quick, make sure it’s good flashes you see. Don’t be afraid to create you. You are worth it. Never give up. You might be very near your goal or something very good.”.

    Thank you Rinpoche for conveying such powerful thoughts with such interesting illustration.

  3. Carmen Lin @ KMP on Dec 19, 2013 at 11:23 pm

    My question is would there be an end to procrastination? I don’t think that my attitude serve me well at all and in fact I want to change that, yet I’m too lazy to do that…The worst feeling ever is that we know what we are suppose to do and yet we are not doing it…and then we keep on being frustrated with our own laziness… I have the solution to my own problem but I’m not doing it and the monkey mind is encouraging procrastination…Anyway thank you Rinpoche for sharing this teaching.

  4. Lucas Roth on Oct 19, 2013 at 5:13 pm

    i am now the one who digs until i find the diamonds, i used to settle for okay but now i go for the gold. all these pictures are so true. everybody is either like that or like this. thank you for sharing Rinpoche

  5. Wan Wai Meng on Aug 21, 2013 at 2:45 am

    We are exactly where we have brought ourselves to. There is no one we can blame for being where we are, if we don’t want to move to achieve our goals or accomplish better things, then if we are left behind we have only ourselves to look at.

  6. Soon Huat on Jul 30, 2013 at 10:54 pm

    Hi Rinpoche, Thanks for sharing this with us. If referring diagram from left to right, I was the fourth one (almost to give up due to difficult circumstance). It was fortunate to get the guidance from Rinpoche and advice from Patsy to move me from fourth one to thrid one (who is digging hard). I know I am still far away from the “diamond well” but I have confidence that I will get there eventually with Rinpoche’s advice and our Kechara Dharma bro & sister’s encouragement. Thanks Rinpoche for forming Kechara group to help us in Dharma path.

  7. Leu Chong Hin -kH (JB) on Jul 29, 2013 at 7:59 pm

    其實,在幾個星期前,已經閱讀和看了這張有趣的圖片。今天再從新仔細看看,心里問了自己,圖片里那個是代表現在的我。思考了許久,應該是左側第二吧。在還沒有認識和學習佛法之前,心態應該會好像圖文里的人。會選擇性滿足於現有的物質生活。不會去想如何改變。但是,在接觸上師和克切拉佛教團體之後,才明白人在改變自己的態度和採取積極學習佛法及幫助有需要的人。會讓自己的人生更加充實同時还可利益他人。在佛法的心态,我会选择持续不斷挖掘直到明了佛法的真諦。感謝上師的教誨。

  8. Datuk May on Jul 29, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Basically I dig for diamonds as I am greedy and in materialistic 21st century, it looks like having a lot is happiness. Very often though when faced with a lot of obstacles I become figure 4 from left, screaming to get out of any difficult situation out of self pity. Funny though as I reflect on my previous experiences, after screaming which is the result of anger, I go back to digging for diamonds.

    On wonderful evening in KFR, I had the most profound teaching from Rinpoche and I realised that whatever we are or thought of to be, is all false. We need to develop a relationship with our body, speech and thoughts to be whatever we want to be. As such the man carving out to be what he is to be is a powerful illustration of our mind taking over and be controlled by it to do our best in this short precious human life. Not easy but then WINNING in life is never easy but sure is satisfying.

  9. Leonard Ooi on Jul 28, 2013 at 9:43 pm

    I’m the one who will did and dig and dig until I find the pot of gold and I don’t gove up so easily. When I find that pot of gold, I will go searching for more holes to dig. I will strive to be the best.This is what;s happening to me now in my Samsara world.

    In my dharma path which I have just started, with the motivation and strong will , I will dig and dig for my pot of gold, praying that Lord Setrap will help me clear the obstacles that come my way.

    Having Rinpoche spreading the dharma in the virtual world, it helps me get connected and help me find my pot of gold and diamonds.

  10. Cliff on Jul 28, 2013 at 3:06 am

    Your Attitude I believe is really what makes a person successful, in our lives we meet all different kinds of people. There are many people who put others down from reaching their dreams and goals because they themselves could not achieve it. There are the ones who blame others for their failures and cannot accept the fact that they were their own result and dwindle on it for a long time. There are those who are lazy and give the excuse that they are content with their current position when in truth they are not. It is really true you are what you think you are and you create who you want to be.

    I really like what Rinpoche said “Your fears will not dissipate without work or effort. Your fears will only increase and lead to huge regrets. No one can take away your fears but you have to just work on it NOW.” Many of us fear the journey to success because they may have to face failure and it takes courage in order to face that fear and push through that brick wall, not realising that it takes effort to conquer those fears. When we fail and fear to continue then we start to regret, when we start to regret it only continues to eat through us until we do something about it.

    I still suffer a majority of the bad habits depicted in this illustration but like everyone I want to succed in my dreams and goals and want to push forward till i reach it. I think i fair to be the second hole, i push for my dream and reach a stage where I am satisfied but not realising the ultimate goal that could have been reach to my potential. I would be easily content with my earnings and results. We all need a change of attitute to create who we are to our utmost potential. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing with this illustration together with teaching us.

  11. Felix Kong on Jul 28, 2013 at 12:06 am

    This is very simple and interesting illustration , very clear to show human’s attitude and the result from our attitude. Of course , lazy guy or living in comfort zone guy cannot achieve final goal. Thank you Rinpoche sharing to us.

  12. Jutika Lam on Jul 27, 2013 at 12:05 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    It’s amazing how just 1 picture can describe so much about a person’s personalty and attitude.

    Right now I think I am sometimes Digger 1 or sometimes Digger 3 because sometimes I am just lazy and unmotivated but sometimes i just tend to be over motivated and even though I have already hit the gold but yet I will still dig and dig to find the diamonds.

    Though it may just be a picture of 4 diggers it truly speaks a lot about people.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this picture!

    Love
    Jutika

  13. Julia Tan on Jul 26, 2013 at 12:30 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this illustration. I think I am the combination of all. I am the gold digger most of the time, happy and comfortable with what I found. Sometimes i slept in the hole and relax, sometimes I gave up half way and run because i refuse to face the problems. I am now at the third hole looking for diamonds but very slow. My problem is I am easily distracted. Hence I need to work on my own weekness in order to focus and dig faster to reach the diamond.

    It is simple yet powerful to understand ourselves. Life naturally simple and still like the roses in the nursery. if we keep ourselves away from storm and wind, we will never know that after the storm and wind the sky is brighter, clean and more beautiful. Being born as a woman, so precious, we deserved the best. Hence go for it before it’s too late. As what Rinpoche always says: what do we have to loose?

  14. Patsy on Jul 25, 2013 at 12:10 am

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for sharing this interesting post. At certain point of my life I was digger 1,2 and 4. I am not embarrassed to say that before I met Rinpoche I was #1.

    In the spiritual aspect, the diamond represents/signifies indestructible dharma which eventually leads to the ultimate goal, Enlightenment. I think I am now #2 but I will strive to work harder so that I can achieve my goal and be #3.

    If we want success and achievements we have to put in a lot of effort to make it happen.

  15. Julien Roth on Jul 24, 2013 at 8:05 pm

    I agree fully to the conclusion. You are who you make yourself be. But i am not too sure which man i actually am, i would say that i am a person who will dig and once he gets what he wants, he stops. I realised that i am like this, and i want to make myself into a person that will push on to receive better even though i have reached my limit. Thank you for sharing.

  16. Karen Chong on Jul 23, 2013 at 11:10 pm

    This is really something to contemplate! I believe all these 4 stages indicates different mindset of the different stages in life. Of course, not everyone will go through all 4 stages which will lead you to success in the end. What we are today is what we created yesterday. Sometimes we may dream and think big, but what’s more important is the actions that will lead us to where we want.

    Like what Rinpoche has said before, the best offering to Rinpoche is not monetary or physical gifts, but apply dharma teachings in your life and transform. Similarly, if right now we are the last man on far right, tried but not very hard and cannot tolerate little difficulties, just like after we receive a teaching, we find it hard to practice and transform because kicking bad habituations is always painful, hence we press the pause/skip/stop buttons along the way. I think the diamonds symbolize attainments, nothing is impossible if we just go all the way.

  17. Eric Lee KHJB on Jul 22, 2013 at 1:53 pm

    我以前是理智型的人,做什么事情都好,都是靠分析,一旦觉得外在因素不行了,就放弃,然后又在选择其他的东西来做,从不坚持到底,所以都是失败收场。一直活在失败的轮回之中。后来,接触到了仁波切了以后,才知道坚持到底,才是成功的首要条件。我知道,有很多人都把成功归咎在很多的外在因素,从来都没有做自我检讨,其实有很多时候是自己随波逐流,人云亦云,并没有认真的检查清楚自己要的是什么,就鲁莽行事,导致最后失败收场。。

  18. Grace Leu(KHJB) on Jul 21, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    I think currently my situation is simillar to 2nd man.satisfy currant situation,just comfortable and reluctant to change.I wishing that I will focus on my Spiritual path with persistent,,determination like. the 3rd guy until find the diamond ie Enlightenment .

  19. Awch on Jul 21, 2013 at 1:15 am

    This is a simple and yet very powerful illustration . If look at the past i think i would be the second one , who always stay stagnant after dig for some times and get little ‘gold’ and be satisfy with it . Well , now i prefer to invest more on ‘equipment’ with the gold i get and hire peoples to dig and get the diamonds for me 😛

  20. PC on Jul 21, 2013 at 1:06 am

    I’m always digging hard for gold & diamond, very simple logic because i greedy for bigger house, bigger car & money. I don’t believe good things will fall from sky for free unless working hard & be smart.

    Once met with Tsem Tulku Rinpoche, changed my perspective of life. It’s always depends on our mind set. Now my diamond known as Dharma instead of materialistic world. I’m working hard to purify my karma & learn dharma from rinpoche and i will continue to work hard to achieve something higher in my spiritual path.

  21. Bryan Ho on Jul 20, 2013 at 4:56 pm

    It’s really up to us to choose what we want to be, i would say currently I was the stage 4, which i gave up easily if things doesn’t go my way, or i can’t get what I want.
    But I’m on stage 3 now, although i have not found my diamond or gold yet, but I know i can get it one day, because of the life example from my teacher, Tsem Rinpoche.
    Rinpoche came to Malaysia with nothing but because of his determination and strong dedication about Dharma and his guru, it makes us to have what we have today. All the facilities, teaching, benefit that we are able to enjoy today, are due to determination from Rinpoche. If quite amazing because of one determination, one can benefit many others.
    We have full control over what we want to be, and I want to be success, hence it will not stop.

  22. MartinC on Jul 20, 2013 at 12:42 am

    I guess I have been all 4 at one point or another and now that I have to reflect on it, much depends on how badly I had wanted to achieve my goal(s). For things that I have desired and are ultimately worthless, I have been the third man digging all the way till I got to what I want and yet for other things worth much more such as to develop a better character of tolerance, integrity and kindness I have invariably been the remaining three at one point or another. For me this is a clear indication of selfishness because subconsciously the mind thinks that if there is no instant gratification, then we won’t put in the effort. Also if it is not for our personal gain, we may only out in half effort. Its good that the illustration has made me reflect and think.

    Clearly the mind is selective but what stands out most is that I, like virtually all people, in fact do have the capacity to go all the way. As applied to Dharma and Dharma practice, we need to recognize that it is the ultimate treasure and it is the only one “wealth” or goal worth pursuing all the way.

    PS: There is a FIFTH MAN as well i.e. one who does not even try just watches the rest do it and he is the biggest loser of all!

  23. Uncle Eddie on Jul 18, 2013 at 5:20 pm

    As stated in this blog, “In conclusion, this sculpture says it all. You create who you want to be. You are in control as much as you choose to be. Don’t be stagnant”. But, when I reflected on the life story od Buddha Shakyamuni, I have a sense of great unease. From historical account of Buddha Shakyamuni, He evidently underwent six years of pure hard work of practice! At that time, he was not a Buddha from the beginning. He was just like us, an ordinary being, though a prince. He saw the same sufferings like we do; birth, old age, sickness and death. He also had various thoughts and feelings – happy feelings and feelings of pain,just like we do. But as a result of his stong and integrated spiritual practice, He was able to achieve the various levels of spiritual path to enlightenment. This shows us that only through working hard one-pointedly and undergoing hardship over a long period of time, we will be able to achieve success! It is not easy to attain successes without making any hard efforts, especially “Enlightenment”. So were all the great spiritual teachers of the past, we find that they have attained spiritual realisation through a great deal of hardships, hardwork, solitude and practice. None took any shortcuts, I believe.

  24. henrylai on Jul 17, 2013 at 1:35 pm

    I think whatever we must do materially or spiritually we must do it with our whole heart. We get a good use every minute in our life. Every minute we must take a good look deep inside our heart to see who we are, how to do it better. We are learning and don’t forget we always be humble in any circumstance.

  25. Davin on Jul 17, 2013 at 1:14 pm

    This is a interesting illustration. It is simple and yet so meaningful. It shows that we create who we want to be and we are in control as much as we choose to be. Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this and always remind us.

  26. Thierry on Jul 17, 2013 at 9:02 am

    Very interesting image…
    Applied to me, I would think that I am the guy that digs for gold, finds the gold, is satisfied for a bit, then leaves that hole un exploited, out of boredom…
    I could also be the guy finding the diamonds but then thinking “oh no, I was actually looking for gold, not diamonds” and then leave the diamonds where they are.
    I could also very well be digging for gold or diamond, finding it but then thinking that it was more pleasant to “look fir it” than to “find it”, and I’d just go by pretending that I have not found anything, and then we get about searching again…
    … My mind is not very logical after all…

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  28. wong mee kim on Jul 17, 2013 at 12:17 am

    I am at the crossroad in my life and now in 4 . I am tired of the politics in the corporate world and plan to retire and giving up . It is the Dharma that keeps me from being bitter . Of course I often ask why for more than 10 years i had been passionate in my work and yet get me nowwhere, no regontion and stagnant . I am still trying to be positive and look forward to divine guidance.

  29. Lucas Roth on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:57 am

    honestly, i think i am the man with the gold because i only get enough but sometimes when i am very motivated i go for the “diamonds”. i will now only go for the diamonds because i would like success and i will be focused for it.

  30. Paul Yap on Jul 16, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Diamonds signifies goals (can be material or spiritual) in our life and the digging represent how much effort we are putting into action achieving the goals.

    Rinpoche has lay out the scenario in a very easy understand manner for us to learn, do we need to further elaborate on this?

    We should definitely go for the Diamond, yeah!

  31. Lam on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:06 am

    A very simple, but direct illustration of 4 different types of human characters and attitudes in life. I may associate myself as the second digger. Being brought up in a poor family, I have learned to work hard since very young. But when I have achieved a little success, I slowed down and felt contented of what I possessed. I was too self-centered and lost my motivation of moving further, just like the digger 2.

    I am so fortunate to have met Rinpoche who made me realized that great achievement is not just for myself, but is to benefit others. I have then changed to the third man’s attitude. Move on, work harder despite obstacles and hurdles on the way.

    The sculpture implied clearly that we are in control of what we want to be. There should not be excuses, fears or blaming others for failures or not achieving our goal. We reap what we sow. This gave me the motivation to change my attitude in life.

    Thank you Rinpoche for the great post and guidance.

  32. Casteven Lim (KH JB) on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:03 am

    Dear Rinpoche this article show peoples character in a simple picture…

    I think i m the 1st person before i meet Rinpoche and Dharma, but right now i feel a little bit transform after practice Dharma.

    I believe that i m on my way to be the 2nd then 3rd person with keep on practicing Dharma in my daily life…

  33. abby f on Jul 16, 2013 at 2:46 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for sharing this! I find it very interesting! The first question comes into my mind is, how do we know we can there are diamonds/golds in the ground? And how do we want to believe there are diamonds/golds under the ground(which we cannot see) is very important too! Some see hope so they keep doing it even they cry and shout in the process. Some can’t see any hope or they don’t believe at all so they just give up or just try a little then give up. But again, there’s another question, if we don’t believe, then why we want to try even from the start? If we think we are doing something crazy/meaningless, then why we want to start it at first? Then we may say oh we are not wise enough to see during the beginning now I am wiser to see the problems within? Then I would tell myself maybe I am not wise at this moment therefore I can’t see any hope.

    But in Dharma, I don’t really have this kind of dilemma as Rinpoche shows me how to believe and actually shows me what to believe, a greater goal in life that is to put others as priority and work towards to benefit others with our little own way. There is nothing to say oh I don’t believe there are diamonds/golds under the ground because with my every act, I create the causes for me to get the diamonds/golds. I guess this is the belief that people who are successful will have. No matter what they see with their eyes at every stage, they believe their act would make them success no matter they will get the diamonds/golds or not. The focus is not so much on the diamonds/golds, but what they can build up in the process.

    I am the one who will keep shouting get me out and then go back to work to do it again until I push myself to believe more and just do it. It is such a loooong way. Haha! Very interesting! I enjoy reading it.

    Love,
    Abby

  34. Lanse on Jul 16, 2013 at 2:10 am

    This is an interesting illustration. I have never really thought about it until I see this picture. However, I think most of us have each different man in our lives at the same time, depends on what we are working on.

    As for me, the level of interest plays a big part in which category I fall into. For daily life, especially in pursuing of material possesion, I am easily contented with what I have, just like the first man. Not wanting to do more to achieve anything more than average need.

    For certain things that I find attractive, perhaps something new to me or certain entertainment, I can be the second man. Digging for a while, have a brief idea of what it is, happy with what I found and just stop there.

    However, for those things that I am interested in, I can be the third man. Keep trying and trying. I enjoy the process of finding way to improve whatever I have achieved so far and can never feel bored of the repeated action.

    I can be the last man too especially when facing things that I don’t fully understand the significance of yet others keep telling me it’s important. I will try but tend to give up or progress very slowly until I realize the importance of it.

    Over the years, things have changed gradually especially after I met Dharma. For certain things that can be explained logically to me, even though I may not understand it fully, I start to move myself from the attitude of the last man to the third man. Of course it doesn’t come naturally, but by faking or forcing it, it’s still doable. After a certain period of time, once I have developed a sense of familiarity with it, I will normally start enjoy doing it, then I am officially moved to third category. It is interchangeable.

    Thanks for the blog post. It makes me understand myself better.

    • Shin Tan on Jul 16, 2013 at 4:16 am

      I agree with you Pastor Lanse. I also thought there are things that I feel ‘worth pursuing’ (very subjective) that I was/will be person 3, whereas sometimes for certain things, I was/could be 1, 2, or 4.
      I guess in general, I ‘play safe’ by being no. 2 guy.

      What I learnt from this illustration is that the best attitude is to always have the mindset of no. 3 guy, because that’s the only way that one achieve real success – success that challenges us to be better than before or pass our quota or target towards excellence, not just succeed in completing one’s task (gold).

      Definitely if one adopts the attitude of no. 1 or no. 4, there is no chance of success, not even achieving the ‘quota’ so to speak.

      Also,there is always a better ‘diamond’ level to get to. Lets say the task maybe a simple one – to clean the altar. If the altar is wiped/ cleaned well, does that mean it’s ‘diamond’ standard? Perhaps it’s good to reorganise the altar, perhaps it’s time to upgrade the offerings etc; that to me is the diamond. And what is encouraging is that there is always a higher level to get to!

  35. Elena on Jul 16, 2013 at 1:36 am

    Hehehe Rinpoche gave us this teaching before using a blog competition (http://blog.tsemtulku.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/etc/a-game-or-is-it.html). I had always thought I was the third person, but during the game realised I was more of the second. Why? As one of the three winners during the blog competition, I had won a Yamantaka statue. Rinpoche gave me the option of swapping the statue for a potentially bigger prize, and I declined. Rinpoche said that this reflects our minds which should sometimes just be happy with what we have.

    I think I have elements of both the second and third person. There are some things that I really cannot stand and I have to do something about, and there are some things that I’m just happy to leave as they are. More often than not, it is my competitiveness that gets the better of me, which pushes me towards exhibiting more of the third person’s. As I grow older, I know I have to develop the third person’s traits in me, such that it is no longer dependent on an external catalyst.

  36. adelinewoon on Jul 16, 2013 at 1:25 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing such powerful illustration and thoughts. If I watch my mind, I can see all four interchanging moment by moment, especially when doing prostration retreat! For eg. I can set my number of prostrations to 350 for 2 weeks, every day I do it, I’ll have thoughts that say just forget about it and rest, thoughts that give excuses as to why it is ok not to get to the set daily quota, thoughts that are happy to be at 350 as well as thoughts that will go for 400 and above.

    In this case, I’ve mostly been the second guy in the illustration who is contented with hitting the daily quota. Lately, I’ve thought about how most members in the prostration retreat are working hard and are tired from lots of physical works in KFR resulting in them not being able to do even 1% of the daily quota, so I’ve choose to push myself to do more than the set daily quota to cover for them.

    We have a deadline for the retreat to be completed and it will be very fulfilling and content once that is done. By taking up more number of prostrations doesn’t mean that I’m better in any way, but I get to overcome the 3 men’s mentality and be the third man from the left. There are lots of joy and light feelings in the mind for doing more.

    Doing more gives me an opportunity to grow out of my lazy mind, it gives me lots of energy to go forward. Yes, there are times when the body is really tired and the eyes can hardly stay open, but as the number of prostration increased the body seems to be recharged and the tiredness & sleepiness can be reduced to the minimum.

    I’ve learned that by putting other’s needs first, I’m happier and lighter even though the “burden” is heavier. There is a sense of relief for freeing myself from selfish thoughts that are narrow and demand lots of good energies. It is obvious that thoughts are powerful and if I’m not mindful, I can be dragged down and be the loser I will not want to be. The body might be tired, but the mind can keep it going always. The choice is in my hand.

  37. Prixie@MBF on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:34 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    This post is a wake up call for me. I will not be embarrassed to own up that I belong to 1, 2, and 4.I just take life easily.I was lazy,I always have reasons for everything.Somehow i just cannot be bothered right then, and then again later and then again later and somehow i never get around to doing it and i regret that because i really thought it was the right thing to do dharma. I try to work hard and give up halfway, then work hard again and I found my Golden prize,now the Diamonds are just infront of me at MBF. This time I will not let this slip away. Through Rinpoche’s Dharma Teachings these diamonds will shine and will carry it with me in my next life.

    Thank You Rinpoche <3

  38. lucy yap on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:30 am

    The longer I live,the more I realize the importance of attitude in life.If we have a good one,chances are we brighten up other people’s day.If we’ve got a bad one,we may be alienating colleagues at work or even our friends.Attitudes play an important role in shaping the work environment and at home.Truly the sculptor says it all Rinpoche Create what we want to be as we are in control.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post and am working on my weaknesses.

  39. Li Kheng on Jul 16, 2013 at 12:18 am

    Wow, what a simple yet powerful illustration and question to pose. Thank you Rinpoche for giving me this chance to reflect on how i operate and the results i create as a consequence.

    To choose one of the attitude and mode from which I operate, I would state that I am at most times Digger #2. This explains for the results I achieve in my life: good but not great. From this post, I learn that once we achieved the goal we set at the beginning of the race, we should not stop there once we get the prize. Always ask: What is next? What can be more? This way, I will keep growing. This way, I will keep finding new and better solutions.

    With the blessing to have received Dharma from the kindness of Rinpoche, I believe we are equipped to keep digging and discover the “surprises” life has to offer because, with dharma knowledge, we will always be able to make something good out of any scenario. Of course, this is on condition we make the choice to practice true dharma.

    I especially love the image of the sculpture. Looking at the sculpture, i realize how unaware I have been to the fact that i have been sculpting myself everyday of my life with every action of body, speech and mind I make. I am fully responsible for me. It is a frightening thought as it scream RESPONSIBILITY. However, it can also be very empowering: If I do not like the person I am today whom I sculpted by actions in the past, I have the ability and free choice to re-sculpt myself into a person I wish to become through actions at the present.

    This is a beautifully powerful post. Thank you again so much Rinpoche for sharing it!!!

  40. Li Kim on Jul 15, 2013 at 11:03 pm

    Oh dear…how true this illustration is!! I can honestly admit thatin my 42 years of living I have been in each of the holes. I used to justify by saying “I am not passionate about it what…” Yes this is what spoilt, rich girls say. Being given everything in life served me well in some ways but also not so in other many ways. One way it did not serve me was sticking all the way with my career moves. I am no doubt an intelligent human species but I have a major flaw called Spoilt and Lazy. Decadent to be honest.

    Today being in the dharma and making a career out of it has made me change. I have developed faith in my future because I chose to believe in Rinpoche.Success for me today is not about myself but others, and I like this. Thank you Rinpoche.

  41. Joy on Jul 15, 2013 at 10:43 pm

    This simple funny illustration sure paints a thousand words about our attitude in life. I’d be honest I think I am the 3rd one. Once I’ve gotten what I aim for, I tend to chill. But these past few weeks, I’ve realised this is definitely not good enough. We have to keep digging, keep learning and keep going.

    By challenging ourselves we become better and better and by not fearing or putting limitations in ourselves means we create more room to grow and become better! There is always room for improvements otherwise we’d all be Buddhas already and living in pure land!

    And it is true when you surround yourself with go getters and people who can think big and dream big, you tend to evolve more into that type of thinking too.

  42. Suet Moi on Jul 15, 2013 at 9:29 pm

    我是第二个挖洞的人,一直以来都满乐的。有工作,有家庭,絶对对自己好。賺錢花錢从中取乐。現在的我会想我要成为第三个挖洞的人,畢竟試試無妨。人生几何,尽力而为吧。能做到今生無悔就不枉此生了。

  43. beatrix ooi on Jul 15, 2013 at 9:16 pm

    I think i’m the third one, as i’m quite a stubborn person. When i’m passionate about something, I will work my way out to get it. But when I have what I want, I’ll stay stagnant. I don’t think that it’s the right attitude, I want to change it. In life, we will have to keep doing our best in order to make things happen, but if we stop at that point, things will start to fall apart again, as nothing is permanent..
    It’s a very educational article, I have learnt quite a lot by looking at the picture as a picture speaks louder than words..
    Thank You for sharing Rinpoche.

  44. Lim Han Nee on Jul 15, 2013 at 7:22 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for yet another profound post. Like Andrew, in reflection, i have found myself adopting every one of the four attitudes illustrated in the four men, at one time or another. Can we persistently be like the third man from the left? He has dug the deepest hole in a persistent effort to find the treasure. He is highly motivated and driven. He pushes himself and there is no limit to his pushing. He never gives up. He strives to outdo himself all the time. Can we be like him in attitude all the time? Yes we can.

    After all, we create who we want to be. We can control the direction of our life and how far we want to go. It’s all up to us.It’s all about choices. We must make the right choice. We must let go of our fears . We must not be afraid of creating the person we want to be.

  45. Jessica Yap on Jul 15, 2013 at 6:30 pm

    I love how one picture can be applied to ALL of us. Cool pic. Our attitude towards work, studies, and even life could be summed up in one picture. Not only is it true, it is good for us to reflect on. Educational and motivational.. This kind of motivational pictures could be viewed from. Dharmic and secular point of view.

    It is true, evryone has that 4 personalities at different point of their lives. It’s up to us to let which one prevail.. it’s all abt learning and unlearning then relearning. Experiences and knowledge does help in that process.. Contemplation as well.

    The diamonds here, to me, could represent enlightenment.. =) go go gold? I’d say go for diamonds instead! Hehe

    Thank you for sharing, Rinpoche, am learning to go from the lazy guy to the diamond guy!!

  46. Shelly tai on Jul 15, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Shelly tai on 15 July 2013 at 6pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this blog, is very true we need to be consistent in doing anything if we work hard we will succeed . As for spiritual journey if we don’t focus we will give up easily because this path is difficult. Thank you Rinpoche for remaining us again and again.

  47. KYC on Jul 15, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    I think I’m most of the time like the third man. Sometimes I fall into the first and second categories but definitely I’m not in the fourth category.

  48. Shelly tai on Jul 15, 2013 at 5:41 pm

    Shelly tai on 15 July 2013 at 535pm
    Thank you Rinpoche for posting this blog, is very true we need to be consistent in doing anything if we work hard I m sure we can make it especially our spiritual journey if we don’t focus we will give up easily because this path is difficult . Thank you Rinpoche to always remind us to keep focus and work hard.

  49. Jay Jae on Jul 15, 2013 at 5:24 pm

    I’m the one still digging and figuring out which of the treasures fit me. Hehe. Yeah I might be the one who found gold but life doesn’t stop there, I am still adamant in looking for what I am really meant to do in this life. So I would consider myself as being the third digger from the left. Still digging for the best out from me!

  50. sarahyap on Jul 15, 2013 at 5:15 pm

    Interesting way of showing how different people’s mentality brings different results. I like the picture of the man sculpturing himself. It is true, we are the ones that craft how we are going to be. I like that fact as our fate is not dependent on anything else besides ourselves.

  51. wahying on Jul 15, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    In different stages of life, I see myself of having different ways or attitudes of doing things. Sometimes having different attitude doing different things. Sometimes I fall to sleep and lazy, do not know what I am doing; sometimes I content with my life and stay there.

    Many times I want to ran away, want to quit, leave “everything” behind – and found out I actually have not much things to leave behind, haha. Ya, I have met with my Guru and Dharma – that’s my mountain of diamonds. What I should do now is keep digging, work hard to dig and get the diamonds!

    The sculpture of a man crafting his own statue sending powerful meaning. You create your own image, own success, own failure, own stories, and your own life. is all up to you. No one can force you to be successful or failure, except you yourself want it or don’t want it.

  52. tenzinkhenchen on Jul 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm

    I think I am the one to second one as I would normally do what I can to achieve my goal and be content but when I am very passionate about something then I would be the third one, digging further and further.

  53. Edward ooi on Jul 15, 2013 at 3:47 pm

    Dear Rinpoche, I’m currently the first and fourth person. But I don’t want to be that person anymore, I want to be the third person. Just keep on digging. I find the sculpture quite interesting, is about a man trying to break out.

  54. God on Jul 15, 2013 at 3:22 pm

    Its good to be a gold DIGGER???
    life is simple.to be happy you should be happy with what u have and not dig dig dig till u bleed

    • David Lai on Jul 16, 2013 at 9:54 am

      Dear ‘God’,

      I think you are missing the point. It is not about materialism but about going all the way with our passions and dreams. It is about going all the way with what we believe. The illustration shows gold and diamonds but they really represent the results of our efforts. Some people place effort in careers, relationships and jobs. If they really want it, they have to go all the way and make it to enjoy the results.

      The same applies to Dharma and spirituality, one have to put in the necessary effort to realize the results. I think in Kechara, there are many people in here who keep digging till they reach the diamonds. There are a few that settle for gold and even lesser that gave up. The results of our work in Kechara is not gold and diamonds but fulfillment and benefit for others. We are really working for others. It is not work at all but a labour of love.

  55. Sharon Saw on Jul 15, 2013 at 1:27 pm

    I love this post. It is definitely something to contemplate. i think i have been in the various 3 holes (exception being the diamond one) in different parts of my life, although even when i have been in the far right hole where i’ve wanted (and have previously) exited that particular situation, i never was angry or bitter. I had simply felt that i had outgrown that particular job and decided to move on to ‘greener’ or what i thought were ‘greener’ pastures.

    I completely agree with this “Don’t blame others anymore if you did when you don’t succeed. It is you because you can succeed anywhere. It’s what you make of the place you are at now. The space you are at. No one or place is to be blamed. To blame others is the ingredient for so far not succeeding. So we have to stop that. It’s for our own good.” What is the point of blaming others. It doesn’t make you be any more successful and at every single place/job/relationship, you can find something to blame because no where is perfect. Except the Dharma. The Dharma is perfect but its practitioners are not (until they become buddhas of course!), but at least they are in the Dharma, so why find blame with people who are not perfect. I do believe that when we blame, only we suffer. The person/circumstance which is the subject of our blame is not affected at all, except of course if we decide to publicly blame the person/circumstance, then we have to look into why we would want to do that but this is a whole new issue.

    I liked this illustration because it makes us think which hole we’d like to be in. Hmmm. Life is just one big hole – it just depends on which you’d like to be in!

  56. Tat Ming on Jul 15, 2013 at 12:11 pm

    I like the image above about the sculptor. We define and shape how we look. The amount of time and effort we put into this determines the result or quality that we get. We are personally responsible for this. No one else can do this for us. Others and our environment can affect us but we can choose not to be influenced by them.

    In short, if we want something accomplished, we must personally attend to it! If we are faced with a problem, we must fix the problem. We must take the initiative and not wait for things to happen or change in order for us to experience the results that we want.

  57. Sean Pang on Jul 15, 2013 at 9:23 am

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Many thanks for sharing both the illustration and the photo. How simple but powerful!

    I was definitely the guy on the far left early on in life, then moved on to the second one from the left. I would have stayed there if I didn’t find Dharma. Now I see the real goal, the real “diamonds”, and I’ll keep digging. I pray that I will never be the one on the far right. Nor the one still on the ground as he looks like he’s indecisive about where to start and therefore not doing anything…

    The sculpture photo is brilliant too. Yes, we create who we want to be. The problem is we are sometimes delusional about who we want to be. The only way to find our true selves is to strip away the layers of bad habits and behaviours, making ourselves “smaller” by getting rid of big egos. I like this photo a lot.

    Thank You, Rinpoche.

    With folded hands,
    Sean in Shanghai

  58. Andrew James Boon on Jul 15, 2013 at 2:55 am

    The illustration in most interesting… If i were to be completely honest with myself, i have been all of the 4 personsat various points in my life. It is very true that nothing is set in stone and the way we perceive things and thus the way we act shift accordingly. However at which point or person we are, I believe we can change and refocus if we wanted to… That is the point. Sometimes we do not see the point or we do not eant to see it even.

    This illustration for me also clearly highlights the fragility of our minds… how coming from a similar mind stream or potential but we ‘choose’ to act in such varying focuses!

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this as it is simplistic in its form.but deep in its meaning. The sculpture has in itself a most profound visual statement. We are indeed who we make ourselves to be!

  59. Tina on Jul 15, 2013 at 1:27 am

    I am the one going deep and doing really hard work. I am proud my two daughters are just after me

  60. Race on Jul 15, 2013 at 1:08 am

    I don’t even wanna publish which is my attitude for i know its not the best and most focused one : (
    But as you’ve highlighted that nothing is set in stone and I shall work on my weaknesses.
    Thanks Rinpoche !

    • Su Ming on Jul 15, 2013 at 2:39 am

      Hello Race…..Nice to see you here.

      Rinpoche spent like close to 15 hours for the last 2 days updating the blog and now Rinpoche has very bad pain on his tail bone and also his neck. Rinpoche will always put aside his pain and think about benefiting others via whatever method in this case via the internet.

      I have reflected at myself when I read this article and immediately I thought “what must I do to get the diamonds?” If I can reflect at this, I am sure a portion of the 2.9 million viewer on this blog will also reflect and some will find their diamonds this week. A great motivational/inspiring way to start the week.

      I hope to see u soon in KFR.

      Happy Monday & Happy Digging : ) . Goodnight

  61. Choongs on Jul 15, 2013 at 12:12 am

    Being a sceptic, I will invest time and money on a ground survey (research, learning, kicking the tyres, coming up with a plan) before starting the dig. If dig goes according to expectations, continue digging. If not, start again with a new ground survey. Also talk to people who have dug the area before and learn.

  62. Ong Beng Chung on Jul 14, 2013 at 11:41 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for this timely message. I’m mostly in number 2 & 4 🙂 Glad that it motivates me to live as number 3 for all aspects of my life where spiritual growth is part and parcel of my business & daily life. Thank you.

  63. Patrick on Jul 14, 2013 at 11:20 pm

    I´m the one who digs hundreds of holes. Always starting a new one just when the old one is 50 cm from the gold because I think “there is nothing here”.

    • sweekeong on Jul 15, 2013 at 3:44 am

      I can attest to it. I identify to the right most one digging and found nothing. I haven’t find my golds and diamonds yet even though it is right in front of my eyes. Someone else found it! 🙂 The picture depicting the person who found gold may not have thought that diamond existed, or he has found his gold not inclining to look for his diamond because the fear of not finding diamond if he abandon his gold and continues on. In a way it is related to Dharma and enlightenment. Perhaps we cannot let go and pursue Dharma all the way because the fear of losing everything, failed, and end up losing our face. But the irony is that Dharma said we cannot bring anything with us when we die, we cannot even feel comfort when we die, even if we are surrounded by physical comfort. Enlightenment is the only destination where we can find comfort in. It is not possible to ‘fail’ in Dharma from the viewpoint of progress on the path. Isn’t Dharma about unlearning and relearning. If I fail in Dharma at least I learn something plus all the benefits that come in the future. There is no better opportunity to be in Dharma and do Dharma now. How many more lives time I going to wait to begin practicing Dharma?

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    Monday, Mar 4. 2024 06:59 PM
    An inspiring act of a selfless Lama feeding strays whether its night or day. Truly an example for us all to feed those lonely strays . Yes I do agree compassion starts with feeding strays. Reading this blog again to refresh myself to do more. Strays animals generally lead a life of poor welfare on the street. Feeding strays is a compassionate act.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Anila for this sharing.


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    nteresting revisit this blog again as truly inspiring reading over and over again . There’s so many inspiring nuns and female practitioner coming from different back ground, leading a more spiritual life. They are practitioners dedicated their life to religious observance and their path is illuminated by the light of compassion. Going against all odds to become one. Their devotion radiates like a thousand stars in the night sky. Here at Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Pahang we too have inspiring practitioners .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this great sharing.

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    H E Tsem Rinpoche’s Sungbum project aim to preserve the teachings and practices that have been passed from teacher to disciple in an unbroken line beginning with Lama Tsongkhapa himself . History has taught us the importance of preserving Buddha’s stainless teachings. Its important to preserve and safeguard the Buddhist tradition for future generations.
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    Demons are disembodied spirits, supernatural being or spirit and unseen beings. We know they do exist and I believe they do. They have no physical form to them whatsoever. Demons do definitely exist. They are intelligent beings who are evil malicious spirits and are all dangerous entities. Valak is not to be summoned capriciously by anyone as they are dangerous beings when we invoke them having to face a heavy consequence. There are spiritual practices that we can ask for help a ritual of the wrathful Manjushri in the form of Trakze. Having a doing the practice daily without fail, consistently, as this Trakze practice has been proven to be efficacious to break the hold the Valak and other spirits. All thanks to our Guru bringing this practice to Kechara Forest Retreat, Bentong Malaysia.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing for us to understand better.

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    Wow ,reading all these powerful quotes had me realised much better of giving even I have little. May H E Tsem Rinpoche’s sincere advice to reach the far shore of liberation to everyone reading this blog. The most truly generous people are those who give silently without asking any in return. There is no exercise better than reaching and lifting people up. A kind gesture can reach a wound that only compassion can heal. Well creating and lighting for others we naturally light our own way. Helping others especially those unfortunate ones, make us feel more positive about our own circumstances.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing all these powerful quotes.

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    Wednesday, Feb 28. 2024 12:47 AM
    I have tried mine and my friend’s horoscope and it results same in both of our case, and not just that I have tried this on various friends and this horoscope is showing same for maximum date of birth, I think this is a bug.
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    Lama Tsongkhapa was an influential Tibetan Buddhist monk, philosopher and tantric yogi, whose activities led to the formation of the Gelug school of Tibetan Buddhism . Lama Tsongkhapa was hailed as the second Buddha by contemporary Buddhist masters of his time. Famous for reviving Buddhism in Tibet and revered for elevating the Dharma to all its present glory. Hence having a 12 ft Lama Tsongkhapa Statue at new Kechara Gompa (Prayer Hall) is indeed a blessing. Its truly beautiful. Merely by looking at it is a blessing .
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    The Pemayangtse Monastery is a Buddhist monastery, near Pelling in the northeastern Sikkim. The monastery is about 375 year old and is one of the oldest and premier monasteries of Sikkim. Its also the most famous monastery in Sikkim and one of the most important monastery belonging to the Nyingma order of Tibetan Buddhism. Pemayangtse monastery was founded around 1647-48 recording to history. Well the Monastery is part of Buddhist religious pilgrimage circuit built with scenic backdrop of snow-capped mountains on two sides. Where many locals and tourists will travel to Sikkim yearly . Over the centuries, the monastery has withstood earthquakes and has gone through series of refurbishments and preservation efforts. Interesting story behind this monastery, would love to travel to Sikkim again .
    Lieutenant Colonel Laurence Austine Waddell was a British explorer, collector in Tibet, and author, travelling throughout India,Sikkim and areas on the borders of Nepal and Tibet. He wrote about the Tibetan Buddhist religious practices from what he observed while there. In Sikkim he made a stunning discovery, that Dorje Shugden existence in the Nyingma monastery as written in his book. Hence it has proven that Dorje Shugden been worshipped not only in Gelug lineage but as well in the Nyingma centuries ago too. Its not a minority practice afterall .
    Thank you Rinpoche and Seow Choong Liang for this interesting sharing.

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    Revisit this interesting post of a great Master
    Buton Rinchen Drup, was a 14th-century Sakya master and Tibetan Buddhist leader. He is widely considered to be one of Tibet’s greatest scholars, historians, translators, and writers. He has been the role model for many of Tibet’s greatest masters over the centuries, including the present Dalai Lama. His legacy also included the compilation of 500 years’ worth of translated teachings into the encyclopedic Kangyur and Tangyur collections. This monumental effort helped to preserve and propagate the teachings throughout Tibet. These collections have become well known by all of the schools of Buddhism in Tibet, and continue to this day. He truly was one of the brightest lights of Tibetan Buddhism.
    Throughout his life, Buton Rinchen Drup has continued to serve humanity and the Dharma. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/tibets-great-scholar-buton-rinchen-drub.html
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    Thursday, Jan 4. 2024 04:05 PM
    Toyuq, located 50 km east of Turpan a unique city in the Flaming Mountains.From all sides the city is surrounded by deserts and mountains, destroyed medieval towns and ruins of ancient settlements. Toyuq, an Islamic pilgrimage center, nestles at the base of the Flaming Mountains. Here there are many mosques, both medieval and modern ones been built over the years. The first Uighur ruler had converted to Islam, and shrines was then built in the locality honouring the ruler. There was a story behind the legendary Seven Sleepers of Ephesus where there was a group of youths hiding inside a cave, at the Flaming mountains outside the city of Ephesus around 250 AD. Buildings can be seen practically everywhere with pierced walls that is used for drying grapes to make raisins. Raisins and melons are most known products of the region. Turpan is one of the most densely populated cities in Xinjiang the popukation consists of mainly the Muslim Uyghurs.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this interesting post with many interesting history dated to 6,000 years ago.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/toyuq-village.html
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    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:37 PM
    The Fourth Takpu, Pema Vajra Jampel Tenpai Ngodrub was a highly attained lama. He was also commonly known as Takpu Dorje Chang who had many authentic visions of the Buddhas. He had even received directly teachings from Buddhas. He had received direct visions of Tara herself. Tagpu Pemavajra had travelled to Tushita, the heavenly abode of Lama Tsongkhapa as requested by Kyabje Pabongka Rinpoche where he received the complete cycle of teachings on Dorje Shugden. Tagpu Pemavajra was one such lama who was attained enough to receive these teachings for the benefit of others. He was instrumental in the development of the Dorje Shugden practice within the Gelug tradition. Wow he was able to astral travel to various pure lands and receive special teachings. Interesting biography of a great lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/the-fourth-takpu-pema-vajra-jampel-tenpai-ngodrub.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:32 PM
    Jan Salter a renowned artist, and inspiring lady who founded the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre, a charity organisation. She was an inspiring lady whose energy and commitment to the goal of alleviating the suffering of street animals. She used her own saving to building and starting the Kathmandu Animal Treatment Centre the first organisation in Nepal. In recognition of the work for the welfare of the stray animals she was awarded by the International Human Society and the British government. She had benefitted many with her generous nature that she used to benefit others in ways that went far beyond the meaning of normal charity work.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/jans-a-hero-kathmandu-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:30 PM
    Amazing discovery a 2,000 year old Indian Buddhist document as it tell us how Buddhism took root in India. It’s the oldest Buddhist manuscripts yet discovered, dating from about the 1st century BCE to 3rd century CE. Found in the north-western outskirts of the Indian subcontinent an ancient Buddhist kindgom. The document, written on a birch bark scroll offers rare insight into the early history of Buddhism. Surviving manuscripts are rare only a few hundred are known to still exist. Understanding the history of the region helps us realize the significance of this scroll.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/indian-buddhism.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Jul 25. 2023 04:27 PM
    Yu Pengnian a real estate tycoon ‘s journey from poor street hawker to be one of a richest person in mainland China. His passion for charity is a result of his own humble beginnings. He has donated all his assets of billions to charity, making him China’s top philanthropist. Whatever profits he made from his business he donated to the Yu Pengnian Foundation which he founded. He became the first Chinese national to give more than billions to charities, scholarships, helping poor students. Self- made Chinese billionaire he gives away entire fortune to charity.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/chinese-philanthropist-donates-it-all.html

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108 candles and sang (incense) offered at our Wish-Fulfilling Grotto, invoking Dorje Shugden's blessings for friends, sponsors and supporters, wonderful!
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One of our adorable Kechara Forest Retreat's doggies, Tara, happy and safe, and enjoying herself in front of Wisdom Hall which has been decorated for Chinese New Year
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Fragrant organic Thai basil harvested from our very own Kechara Forest Retreat farm!
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On behalf of our Puja House team, Pastor Tat Ming receives food and drinks from Rinpoche. Rinpoche wanted to make sure the hardworking Puja House team are always taken care of.
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One of the most recent harvests from our Kechara Forest Retreat land. It was grown free of chemicals and pesticides, wonderful!
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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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Second picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal.
Height: 33ft (10m)
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First picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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The first title published by Kechara Comics is Karuna Finds A Way. It tells the tale of high-school sweethearts Karuna and Adam who had what some would call the dream life. Everything was going great for them until one day when reality came knocking on their door. Caught in a surprise swindle, this loving family who never harmed anyone found themselves out of luck and down on their fortune. Determined to save her family, Karuna goes all out to find a solution. See what she does- https://bit.ly/2LSKuWo
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At Kechara Forest Retreat land we have nice fresh spinach growing free of chemicals and pesticides. Yes!
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See beautiful pictures of Manjushri Guest House here- https://bit.ly/2WGo0ti
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Beginner’s Introduction to Dorje Shugden~Very good overview https://bit.ly/2QQNfYv
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Fresh eggplants grown on Kechara Forest Retreat's land here in Malaysia
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Most Venerable Uppalavanna – The Chief Female Disciple of Buddha Shakyamuni - She exhibited many supernatural abilities gained from meditation and proved to the world females and males are equal in spirituality- https://bit.ly/31d9Rat
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Thailand’s ‘Renegade’ Yet Powerful Buddhist Nuns~ https://bit.ly/2Z1C02m
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Mahapajapati Gotami – the first Buddhist nun ordained by Lord Buddha- https://bit.ly/2IjD8ru
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha.
Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha\'s mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
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Mahapajapati Gotami, who was the first nun ordained by Lord Buddha. She was his step-mother and aunt. Buddha's mother had passed away at his birth so he was raised by Gotami.
Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha\'s. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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Another nun disciple of Lord Buddha's. She had achieved great spiritual abilities and high attainments. She would be a proper object of refuge. This image of the eminent bhikkhuni (nun) disciple of the Buddha, Uppalavanna Theri.
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
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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

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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
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This story is a life-changer. Learn about the incredible Forest Man of India | 印度“森林之子”- https://bit.ly/2Eh4vRS
Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 2-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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Part 1-Beautiful billboard in Malaysia of a powerful Tibetan hero whose life serves as a great inspiration- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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The great Protector Manjushri Dorje Shugden depicted in the beautiful Mongolian style. To download a high resolution file: https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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The Mystical land of Shambhala is finally ready for everyone to feast their eyes and be blessed. A beautiful post with information, art work, history, spirituality and a beautiful book composed by His Holiness the 6th Panchen Rinpoche. ~ https://bit.ly/309MHBi
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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
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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
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
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Mongolian (Oymiakon) Shaman in Siberia, Russia. That is his real outfit he wears. Very unique. TR
Find one of the most beautiful temples in the world in Nara, Japan. It is the 1,267 year old Todai-ji temple that houses a 15 meter Buddha Vairocana statue who is a cosmic and timeless Buddha. Emperor Shomu who sponsored this beautiful temple eventually abdicated and ordained as a Buddhist monk. Very interesting history and story. One of the places everyone should visit- https://bit.ly/2VgsHhK
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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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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
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The celebration ended with a Dorje Shugden puja, dedicated to all the sponsors, our loved ones and as well as for the happiness & good health for all sentient beings. May Rinpoche return swiftly too and taking this opportunity wishing all Happy Chinese New Year and Gong Xi Fa Cai from all of us, Kechara Penang Study Group. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
3 weeks ago
Seen here, Pastor Seng Piow set off firecrackers - welcoming of the upcoming year with enthusiasm and positive energy. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 weeks ago
In this pic, Pastor Seng Piow is sharing Dharma with newbies ~ Sharyn's friends. It's always good to make light offerings at the beginning of new year. By making light offerings, you are able to dispel the darkness of ignorance and achieve wisdom. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 weeks ago
One the day of Losar (new lunar year), it is always beneficial for Buddhist practitioners to get together in making abundant offerings to Buddhas on the altar to usher in goodness, prosperity and well-being of our loved ones. It's more auspicious this year as Losar and the Chinese New Year begin on the same date, 10th Feb, 2024. Back in Penang, our Kechara members came together to decorate the altar with abundance offerings for Dorje Shugden puja @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
Mr. Dared Lim was offering water bowls on behalf of Kechara Ipoh Study Group. (Kin Hoe)
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
Jun from Ipoh was offering mandarin oranges to Mother Tara and The Three Jewels. (Kin Hoe)
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
Prior to our puja in Ipoh, Mr. & Mrs. Cheah Fook Wan were preparing for the offerings to the Buddhas. (Kin Hoe)
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
4 weeks ago
On Sunday afternoon, Kechara Ipoh Study Group has carried out Mother Tara prayer recitations in Ipoh. (Kin Hoe)
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
1 month ago
Some of the best shots taken during Thaipusam in Penang. Swee Bee, Huey, Tang KS, Nathan, Choong SH and Jacinta volunteered. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Simple yet powerful ally ~ Bhagawan Dorje Shuden. Kechara Penang Study Group consists of Chien Seong, Hue, Choong SH, Tang KS, Swee Bee and Jacinta. Wai Meng came all the way from KL to help out. Uploaded by Jacinta.
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
1 month ago
Thaipusam in Penang. Some of the best shots. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
1 month ago
Nothing beats having a sacred audience with our lineage lamas. It's not selfie or wefie, but we have the best 'groufie'!!! 20th Jan 2024, Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
1 month ago
Welcoming our lineage Gurus to our Penang Chapel today! Pastor Seng Piow explained the significance of having Guru Tree and introduced to us our lineage lamas, Buddhas, deities, protectors and etc.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
2 months ago
Umze for the day was Siew Hong. She's just been with us for slightly more than a year now but she's proven her capability in leading the puja. Our Penang group members are so proud of her and her commitment in attending the weekly puja. Despite being eloquence and smart, she has beautiful chant as well. When she leads, make sure you are there to hear her chant for yourself! Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
3 months ago
Tara Recitation is on now at KISG - Wai Meng
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
3 months ago
Photo from Wan Wai Meng
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/\_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
A sea of yellow ~usually in Tibetan Buddhism yellow represents growth. We prayed that our Penang group will grow in terms of people, wealth and attainments too. _/_ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed.  Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
3 months ago
After Dorje Shugden puja @3pm, we had Rinpoche's Swift Return puja too. We laughed as Sis Swee Bee was commenting that Tang should smile ~ here's the reason why we laughed. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta Goh
3 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Today's (9/12/2023)Dorje Shugden puja led by Gordon. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
3 months ago
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
3 months ago
Dharma sharing by Hue before we proceeded with DS puja & Rinpoche Swift Return puja. Hue is one of the long time Kechara Penang members and he comes to puja regularly. He shared that he truly believes that Dorje Shugden and Rinpoche always there guiding him. He shared how sometimes DS will give him hints to avert troubles ahead or to alert him when he 'misbehaved'. Hope many will come to know more about this powerful Dharma Protector, Dorje Shugden aka DS. Having Dorje Shugden is like having a powerful ally that will protect us day and night. Just trust Him and have faith. Kechara Penang Study Group, 25/11/2023 by Jacinta.
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
3 months ago
Kechara Penang Study Group had our weekly DS puja , led by our beloved sis Swee Bee and serkym by Mr. Lee. After that, we completed Swift Return puja also. 18th Nov 2023. By Jacinta
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
#Back2back 11th Nov 2023 Dorje Shugden puja & Rinpoche's Swift Return puja @Penang Chapel, 49 Jalan Seang Tek, Georgetown, Pulau Pinang. Every Saturday @3pm/5pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
4 months ago
Pic: Rinpoche Swift Return puja ~ 21/10/23 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
4 months ago
#Backtoback A few months back, Kechara Penang Study Group started to have two pujas consecutively on Saturday. Dorje Shugden puja @3pm and thereafter Rinpoche Swift Return puja. This can only be achieved due to the committed members from Penang. A big round of applause...... Pic : DS puja on 21/10/2023 Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
5 months ago
More pictures of the day! Kechara Penang Chapel & public blessings 3rd Oct 2023 by Jacinta.
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
5 months ago
Some pictures of the public blessings taken right after the puja was completed by the monks. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta. 3rd Oct 2023.
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
3rd Oct 2023, Tibetan monks came to Kechara Penang for chapel & public blessing, in conjunction with the arrival of H. E Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue. Thanks to Pastor Henry & Pastor Seng Piow, who guided us throughout the event. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
5 months ago
Tsem Rinpoche's holy statue is here! 3rd Oct 2023. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta.
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
29th Sept 2023. Kechara Penang Dorje Shugden puja adjourned at 4.30pm with 9 attendees. Thereafter, a Rinpoche Swift Return puja was completed too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
5 months ago
We've completed DS puja at 4pm, 16th Sept 2023. Umze for the day was KS Tang. Bee Bee, Eric & Eric Jr attended too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
6 months ago
On 19th Aug 2023, we have just completed our DS puja, led by William. We started our DS puja with taking refuge with the Three Jewels i.e. Buddha, Dharma and Sangha.
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
6 months ago
At the conclusion, we invoked Rinpoche's blessing by chanting His name mantra. See you all next week. Every Saturday @3pm. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
Lots of offerings for 2 days retreat (22nd - 23rd July 2023). We offered vegetables, fruits, biscuits, carbonated drinks and many more. Do join us next time. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
7 months ago
We have a few new retreatants this round. Through the guidance of Pastor Seng Piow, all of them completed the retreat successfully. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
7 months ago
#Throwback 22nd July 2023, Kechara Penang Study Group DS retreat, led by Pastor Seng Piow. By Jacinta
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
8 months ago
When you're in Penang, do drop by at Penang Chapel @ 49, Jalan Seang Tek for our weekly Dorje Shugden puja & Swift Return Puja. You'll get to fulfill your wishes, overcome problems and perhaps you can get protection from negativities and harm too. Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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