Doing Dharma Work with Undharmic Approach

Mar 23, 2011 | Views: 1,022

(By Tsem Rinpoche)

Dear Sherry,

Everyone has different approaches and methods to do dharma work. If someone is detrimental in their approach then you must think, HOW CAN I HELP THAT PERSON. If you are in dharma work, YOU have to have a dharma attitude towards those who do not or in between. You must think what can I do, or what example can I show to slowly influence this person and other persons to transform their method as they are in the right place…

Analogy. If we are in a small hospital and there are a few good doctors, one doctor is tempermental and difficult but still save many lives, would it be better to slowly transform this doctor’s mind or kick him out?
Another anology. Dharma, dharma institutions, dharma ppl cater to all types of personalities just like a hospital. When we go to the hospital, why is everyone not healed. Why is there still sick ppl? Why did some die? Because it is a hospital. Similarily, when ppl come to dharma, they are ‘sick’, so in a dharma organization you have many levels of healing and some take more time to heal. But the important thing is to stop asking WHY ARE THERE DIFFICULT PEOPLE IN THE DHARMA? You have to ask, HOW CAN I HELP THEM..IF I CANNOT HELP THEM, WHY AM I LACKING TO BE ABLE TO HELP THEM?? They are in need of help and hence that is why they are in the dharma. In dharma do not look for walking, breathing, talking, living Buddhas!! Instead you will find egotistical, difficult, disturbed, unhappy, termpermental characters and THAT IS WHY THEY ARE IN THE DHARMA. At least these ppl looked for help.

Now it’ time for us to be patient and kind and SEE HOW WE CAN TURN IT AROUND AND TAKE THE RESPONSIBILITY UPON OURSELVES TO TRANSFORM THESE PEOPLE WITH OUR LOVE, PATIENCE AND GENEROSITY. We need to stop asking why these ppl are like this although they are in the dharma, but how we can help? What examples can I set? How I have a chance to practice REAL DHARMA WITH THESE PPL WHO IN MY EYES ARE NOT PRACTICING DHARMA JUST TO ACCOMPLISH THE ENDS…what a golden opportunity for me to perfect my attitude and methods to help them and others.

Seeing their ‘wrong’ methods as a golden teaching to not do it in the same manner…seeing their wrong methods as a teaching and opportunity for you to further do dharma work by transforming yourself further. After all, the real intent of dharma work is to transform yourself so your work is dharma. I do understand there are very difficult ppl out there who find it hard to change because of overwhelming negative karma ripening and also decades of habituation, but that should serve as an inspiration for us to do more dharma while we can. Make our minds even stronger and even more determined seeing the results of negative karma fruitioning and it would be difficult to change and we would be stuck….. So we must transform now. Seeing difficult ppl should motivate us to do dharma work and dharma transformation even stronger. Like when we see someone crossing the road and a car is coming, it should motivate us to move faster, shout louder to get them out of car’s way they didn’t see coming..

For those ppl who are doing dharma work with the undharmic methods, we forgive them as they would be even worse off if they didn’t do any dharma. Ultimately take it as a great teaching making sympathy arise within you and forgiving them. When it is necessary to be firm to them and say please don’t treat me this way, then we have to tell them.

Tsem Rinpoche
 


 

Dear rinpoche,

yes, doing dharma work is fantastic. however, what’s your opinion on this – if for example, someone in all his/her determination to do dharma work and benefit kechara, oppresses, mistreats or was unkind to other people to attain the “dharma results”. what do you think of this “robin hood” approach?

If you have previously written about such a topic, do point me to the article so that i can read about your thoughts.

Thank you for your time.

From Sherry

 

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  1. yin ping on Jul 15, 2019 at 2:41 am

    No one is perfect. Whether we are working in secular job or dharma center, we are “sick”. We should respect those who choose to do dharma work because in some way they are “letting go” of their secular job which can give them greater income as well as fame and power. They are seeking ways to cure themselves knowing or unknowingly.

    Therefore, when we find someone is difficult, remind ourselves that they behave in such manners are due to their karma. When we see others’ flaws, we should check on ourselves too because we may not be any better. Treat every person and any situations as conditions for us to practice what we have learnt. Our transformation can be inspirations to many.

  2. Callista on Mar 9, 2018 at 12:05 am

    This article reminds me about Atisha Dipamkara Shrijnana who love to have difficult students. With this, he can practice to be patience and there is a famous quote mentioned ‘Nobody’s perfect” because we are born in one of the six realms. Hence, is part and parcel of life for us to practice until we achieve Enlightenment.

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing.

  3. Lin Mun on Feb 3, 2018 at 7:35 pm

    It is true that we are all ‘sick’ at different level whether we realise or not. No matter what, since we are engaging in dharma practise we must transform our mind to understand the differences of people. It is only by right understanding and view that we are able to help ourselves and others in dharma practise.

  4. Vivian Ong on Jun 27, 2017 at 11:34 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this article. This article reminds me of the Dharma work that I am doing. The purpose of doing Dharma work is to transform our minds and eventually help and benefit others from it. It may be difficult in the beginning but later on it will become a habituation for us. Be kind and doing good will gain us more good karma and merits. It is time for us to think what we want for our lives.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  5. Wei Theng on Feb 20, 2014 at 12:21 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for teaching.
    I remembered Rinpoche said that Kechara is like a hospital, we are sick and that’s why we are here. So, do not expect all are perfect!
    If seeing people who is difficult, I will keep pushing myself to be a better person and transform better to influence them. I am also grateful that I have the chance to do Dharma work and I should do more and create the cause to be with Rinpoche to serve Rinpoche life after life and spread Dharma to others.
    May the merits generated from my effort in my work, will create the cause for Rinpoche to live long and always turn the wheel of Dharma.
    Thank you Rinpoche.

  6. Martin on Dec 14, 2012 at 5:23 am

    This is a good post that teaches us that a change in attitude changes the way we look at things and it is how we look at everything that results in an emotion that we ultimately have live with and work out of. If we perceive something from our normal filter of expectations and what we perceive fails our expectations we become upset and not much good can come out of that. The example of a dharma centre as a hospital is a brilliant one. How we look at the imperfections can either drive us and others away from Dharma, or present opportunities for us to practice kindness and understanding. The former leaves us feeling bitter and jaded, and the latter gives us hope and purpose. Ultimately we own the result of our own thoughts.

    In any given situation, we can look for reasons to fail our own transformation or we can look for reasons to progress it. But our dharma practice does not have to necessarily centre on what others are doing and how they are behaving. It is just as handy for us to check if our actions are inspirations for people to seek the Dharma or a put off.

  7. abby f on Dec 14, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Dear Rinpoche, this teaching is very clear and straight-forward.

    Seeing others ‘fault’ as a good teaching and reminder for me not to do the same. And I should transform myself further to help those who need help. Stop asking why, because asking why is easier than thinking of HOW to solve the problem. I might have the answer for the ‘why’ but the answer couldn’t help to resolve the problem if I don’t think of how and put it in action.

    Why I do Dharma? to transform. Why Dharma is to transform ourselves? Because I want my Dharma work to benefit others so I must transform myself to become a better and stronger person.

    “After all, the real intent of dharma work is to transform yourself so your work is dharma.”

    I want my work is Dharma, I don’t wish to regret when I’m dying.

  8. pastor ngeow on Jun 22, 2012 at 9:53 am

    To develop patience is already difficult for many. But to take it to the level of patient acceptance to benefit others require very advance cultivation and training of one’s mind. However the effort no matter how difficult, is more than worth it as the result is a beautiful mind which can subdue anger , arguably the most destructive force in this universe.

  9. ngeowchin on Jun 6, 2011 at 11:16 am

    I agree with what SM said here in last para. For most of us,I believe we can find answers to all our needs in Rinpoche’s teachings since he set foot in Malaysia almost two decades ago.
    Sometimes we think that we must have private tuition from Masters.It is kind of selfish to think like that.
    Actually all of Rinpoche’s teachings are private tuition. Although it may be directed at someone else it is just as applicable to us.The problems it address may not be ours at this point in time, but the same can happen to us later when the conditions are ripe.
    I collect Rinpoche’s teachings from his blog, Youtube, smses ,and put it in various folders in my pc so that I can refer and reflect upon them regularly. I always can find answers to problem/questions which pop up in my daily life from this treasure trove of advice and teachings.It is my most dependable source in helping me to check my understanding of Dharma.
    I truly believe this is a very effective way for modern day people to receive teachings at the click of a botton. How kind of Rinpoche to understand our needs and to teach via modern methods of communication.

  10. Su Ming on Apr 8, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    When doing dharma work, a lot of our negative emotions, reactions, and etc will come out. We should rejoice and move on. Experience it and MOVE ON.

    We are a mental institution, all of us have our problems, attachments, emotions and etc. Working in Dharma does not mean that we are perfect or we are healed. Rinpoche told me many years ago that by healing others, we ourselves will be healed. And I believe that as I see more of Rinpoche students transforming. From selfish monsters to selfless angel. They key is INTERNALISING the teachings, act on it and then results will be automatic.

    What I’ve learned also is not to complain and just do. This teaching below by Rinpoche was recorded in the old Tsem Ladrang. When I hear this, it makes me realised that we do not need to wait for Rinpoche to teach us directly cause he already taught us, It does not matter whether you are new or old, we just need to go to YOU TUBE and Rinpoche’s blog. The answers to happiness are in there.

    Watch this.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkDDugHTKWw

  11. Wendy Ho on Mar 28, 2011 at 12:45 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this reminder. The comment by Sherry shows how important it is for us who do Dharma work to represent the Dharma and our Guru correctly. People who do Dharma work have a great responsibility to carry ourselves well so that people who encounter us will be motivated to practice Dharma and use it as a guiding light in their lives. How we carry ourselves is a reflection of how successful our Dharma practice is. Like it or not, we are advertisement for Dharma, good or bad, depending on us.

  12. patsy on Mar 24, 2011 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you, Rinpoche, for this teaching again. When doing dharma work one faces people of different personalities and behaviour. The most challenging part is how to react when one is in this situation. However, there is a saying “everything that annoys us about others can help us to understand ourselves”. So the best way is to understand and transform oneself instead of being judgmental of others.

  13. MY on Mar 24, 2011 at 9:43 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche!! I have been wondering about the same for a long time and this elucidated and helped me put things in perspective. The hospital analogy is perfect and to come across this while being hospitalized myself since the last 3 weeks provides a much deeper meaning!!
    With folded hands,
    MY

  14. Lim Han Nee on Mar 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Thank you ,Rinpoche, for this timely reminder that one shouldn’t be always ‘judgmental’ of others; that one has to remember and remind oneself that one is imperfect, nay, full of flaws(maybe not the ones we see in the people whom we criticize, but still equally great flaws as theirs); that one is in Dharma to benefit all beings, not a selected few.

    One has to patiently and systematically work on one’s mind that is habituated with all the wrong perceptions and assumptions, including the above.

    One keeps not seeing that dharma practice and mind transformation
    lie in the way we react to people around us especially so-called difficult people.

  15. tsemtulku on Mar 24, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Buddhas didn’t appear in Samsara to teach other Buddhas how to be better but to help ordinary, trapped, deluded and confused beings like us. Teachers didn’t open dharma centres to help other teachers. In a dharma centres, do not expect perfect members, but expect all types of characters and be encouraged they are there even seeking change. ~Tsem Rinpoche

  16. slk on Mar 24, 2011 at 2:20 am

    Dear Rinpoche,
    How to transform a family member with different blood and he/she is hurting and ignoring us at the same time? After many times/years trial, eventually we will be tiring to give up,demotivated sometimes and lose focus in our life. Feeling sence of failure and dragging down. Is this called my inability or it’s time to let go?

    Another case in corporate world. There’s some people misused their power, using negative words to demoralise the employee and creating unhealthy politics. In this case, how to make them a better one? The poor employee leaving and accept the karma or record the misbehaved to fight for justice? Is recording the truth considering giving lesson,saving the rest? or creating enemy and more karma?

    Thank you and please forgive me (my negative thoughts).

  17. Judy Lam on Mar 24, 2011 at 12:31 am

    Thank you Rinpoche for this teaching which will be a useful reference for my dharma work. With the analogies, I understand much better now what it takes to do Dharma work well. Being a very impatient person, I need heaps of patience to deal with people, respecting them as individuals who have their own needs and wants, and who will do things differently from me. This teaching has reminded me to take time to understand people and to take the responsibility onto myself to change my attitude and the way I look at things.

  18. Paris on Mar 23, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    What an apt and special reminder. Rinpoche has taught this before but it is always appropriate, always relevant and always helpful to revisit these teachings, especially for people who are impatient like me, who think, “Well, if there’s a thorn in the flower, get rid of the thorn” instead of working on making the flower grow bigger.

    It is special to have read this on Kuan Yin day too – what better way to realise Kuan Yin’s compassionate ways than to start with the people we work with so many hours a day.

    Resolution: stop being such a b&*^$!!!!

  19. Lily on Mar 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm

    Thank you Rinpoche for the teaching. Initially I have my perceptions of how someone in Dharma should be behave and I stand on higher moral grounds judging them. What gives me the right? I am not perfect…

  20. sherry on Mar 23, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    dear rinpoche,

    thank you for this quick, insightful, eloquent and enlightening response. as with most human beings, i am also at fault for focusing too much on a person’s flaws and not being able to find the necessary strength or courage to want to reach out, be it out of apathy, fear and/or ignorance.

    that would be my internal battle and one which i hope to address. once again, thank you.

    regards,
    sherry

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    Zasep Tulku Rinpoche a respected, courage, highly attained Lama and a well known dedicated and devoted Dorje Shugden practitioner . Having a strong guru devotion , courage ,great teaching abilities, he is truly a Great Lama who has uphold the lineage and be of benefit to others. He is admired by many for his courage speaking against the odds and defending about Dorje Shugden practice. He speaks the truth of the practice , the preservation of the Gelug lineage and Tibetan Buddhism. Zasep Rinpoche also acknowledges that the Shugden controversy was orchestrated by the Tibetan Leadership to deflect attention from their incompetence. Dorje Shugden has been practiced for centuries by many high lamas. He even said that it was Dorje Shugden that has exhorted the Dalai Lama to flee Tibet.
    In his autobiography,… A Tulku’s Journey From Tibet To Canada tells us a thousand words his account and experience as a refugee. He was forced to flee his invaded country, on a desperate journey to refugee status in Nepal, travelling through a number of countries and finally, citizenship in Canada. The book gives readers an intimate look into the life of one of the remaining Tibetan born and trained masters. A definite good book to catch hold as its contain all of the elements of a great spiritual bio. He continues to share precious knowledge through an expanding of books, which is available in many countries.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/zasep-rinpoche-speaks-plainly-about-dorje-shugden.html?
  • nicholas
    Monday, Oct 14. 2019 04:54 PM
    A dog, cat, bird or any animal you bring home is not a pet. You may think of them as so, but they don’t think that way about themselves. To them you are their hope, love, family and safety. If you cannot take care of them, don’t get them in… the first place. Just like any family member when young, they are cute and cuddly, but as they grow, they become adults. You don’t get rid of a family member when they are not cute and cuddly anymore do you? All animals have feelings of pain, sorrow, joy, love, fear and security just like us. Don’t cause them any pain or anxiety. They need us as we need them.

    They are not a commodity, toy, entertainment, punching bag or some fixture to abuse or get rid of when we don’t want them anymore. Think how you would feel if you were them and you were dumped somewhere? Imagine if you are just something to be eliminated when your not cuddly and cute anymore or just ‘get in the way?’ Be kind to animals especially the ones you bring home and cuddle and love when they are babies. You are their world and the only world they have in their restricted lives. Remember we took them from their mothers, families and separated them from their siblings when very young and environments and forced them into our environments. We owe them some loyalty.

    Tsem Rinpoche

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  • nicholas
    Monday, Oct 14. 2019 04:54 PM
    On a visit to the Modisa Wildlife Project near Maun, Botswana, traveller John Hawkins captured this heartwarming footage that shows the incredible bond between a lioness and her rescuer. In the video, Sirga can be seen eagerly pacing back and forth behind a fence as the man, Valentin Gruener, unlocks the gate. Once the gate is opened, the 110-pound lioness jumps onto Gruener—for a cuddly, full-body embrace! Sirga clearly displays her affection for the man, rubbing noses with him during the hug and even laying across his lap on the ground. What an amazing friendship!

    Watch the beautiful video at http://bit.ly/35xJBdb

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Third picture-Standing Manjushri Statue at Chowar, Kirtipur, Nepal. Height: 33ft (10m)
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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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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. 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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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
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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
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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
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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
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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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
Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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Silver Manjusri figure from Ngemplak Semongan (Indonesia). Apparently during the Shailendra Dynasty, Mahayana Buddhism was very strong in Indonesia. This Dynasty promoted Mahayana Buddhism and Manjushri was a principal Buddha of worship.
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In Buddhism: The Importance of Having a Clean Room- https://bit.ly/2ZgrbKS
There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
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There is an area near Lumbini, Nepal, they have sightings of Yeti for hundreds of years. So they have signages in the area with Yeti artwork to highlight this. Interesting. TR
Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
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Photos of footprints (Yeti) are from a high altitude pass (Darwa Pass) connecting Gangotri valley to Yamunotri valley through old pilgrim route.
Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
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Beautiful picture. Rare. Three holy beings.
May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden\'s grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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May 1, 2019-I really enjoy this picture of these visitors visiting Dorje Shugden's grotto in Kechara Forest Retreat today. They look happy, light and blessed after doing their prayers to Dorje Shugden. I wanted to share this picture.- https://bit.ly/2UltNE4
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A postcard of my great grand aunt Princess Nirgidma of Torghut-Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
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Just now, this beautiful grape and orange infused water drink with a blue glass was brought in for me. I was amazed at the colors. Tsem Rinpoche
We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche 

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We have to look in and change from within to find the way out of all that makes us unhappy.~Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com
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