Must Watch: The Battle is a Good Sign

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Dear friends around the world,

I came across this wonderful quote and decided to give a short explanation on it. I hope it brings some clarity to our minds at a much-needed time and daily. We all get confused or like to use confusion as an excuse to bow out of something really good for us, which more often than not causes us to end up with tons of regrets later on. Let’s not do that. Listen to the video and have a different perspective.

I wish you the best!

Tsem Rinpoche

Most people feel cosy enough in samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond samsara; they just want samsara to be a little bit better.

The underlying motivation to go beyond samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres.

There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realizing that this may be a good sign, they think there is something wrong with Dharma.

We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison any more.

~ Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

 


 

The Battle is a Good Sign

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So, when you’re feeling bad about Dharma work, Dharma volunteering, Dharma commitment to time, Dharma commitments… when you’re feeling bad, contrary to thinking that the Dharma is making you feel bad, your guru is making you feel guilty, or the Dharma community is negative, it is a good sign.

It is a good sign that your wisdom, clear mind is arising. Instead of running away, go full force; do more Dharma, engage in more Dharma, practice more Dharma, do more Dharma work, take on more responsibilities, because you’re going in the right direction. Because that process is the natural, correct process of our mind becoming better.

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Every single day, I do a little bit of social media, in order to express thoughts, and passages, and realisations, and understandings, and other things I’ve read about the Dharma. I tweet and I social media, on Facebook on different subjects, blog on different subjects. But of course, my favourite and my passion has always been the Dharma.

I guess the passion for Dharma arises from knowing that there is no escape from Samsara, there is no pleasure in Samsara, and everything that’s really in Samsara may be made out to look like it’s really nice, but in the end it brings some kind of unhappiness and suffering.

The peaks that we experience in Samsara, the happiness peaks for whatever you want to call it for lack of a better name, the happiness peaks that we experience in Samsara comes from a very high price we have to pay.

And eventually the peaks become lesser and nil as we become older because what we experience when we’re younger, it won’t be possible when we’re older.

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Anyway, when I was going through my Facebook wall today, I came across a profound, deep, and extremely thought-provoking, evocative speech, or write up, by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

As you know, Jetsunma is a very advanced and a great nun who has meditated in solitary retreat for more than a decade. If my memory serves me right, 12 years. And then she proceeded to work for women’s opportunities in Dharma, building her own nunnery, and at the same time travelling the world and expounding the holy teachings of our Lord Buddha.

This I find very profound, and it can only arise from someone who has attained something in their mind, a level in meditation that doesn’t reverse, doesn’t go backwards. Let me read it to you, let me give you a short explanation.

Most people feel cosy in Samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond Samsara; they just want Samsara to be a little bit better.

The underlying motivation to go beyond Samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres. There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realising that this may be a good sign, they think that there is something wrong with the Dharma.

We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison anymore.

– Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

The first line what she said is that most people feel cosy enough in Samsara, they do not really have the genuine aspirations to go beyond Samsara, they just want Samsara to be a little bit better.

So many people actually just want to make their situation better. For some more money, a bigger house, a cooler room, more clothes, better food, and that’s what the general aspiration of the general public is. It’s more of to be more comfortable.

And the second thing that she says here is that the underlying motivation for people who go beyond Samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres.

And there are people who genuinely think that, “Wow, you know, Samsara is a really difficult place: it has no end, it is an endless cycle, it promotes and deludes. It promotes a lot of suffering and it deludes us into further suffering and that I want to do something better. I’m going to look for the Dharma, I’m going to look for a teacher, and perhaps I need to go to a Dharma centre.” That type of thinking is extremely rare, even among people who go to Dharma centres.

Most people who go to Dharma centres are actually looking for a quick fix; some are looking for a better way of dealing with guilt, a better way of dealing with their happiness or wealth; or they’re looking for an easy way out of their problems, or betterment of a situation, or an improvement of the situation.

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So, people have many, many different types of reasons why they go to Dharma centres but not actually have the highest required motivation in order to gain full results from Dharma practice. Very rare.

It says here that there are many people who learned to meditate and so forth, but with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

People do pujas, they do mantras, they perpetuate a protector; they pray to a yidam, they do special retreats, they do special meditations, they read books, they contemplate, they do breathing exercises, but very rarely do people use those Dharma practices and methods to gain a higher form of mind, in order to conquer the Samsara within them and around them.

But there’s an underlying motive, she’s saying, that they just want to feel better, they want an improvement in their lives.

Because of their underlying motive, and their actual, so-called “true motive”, that their wish to do Dharma is not really to be liberated, or to liberate others, or to go for the highest goal which is enlightenment, the Dharma practices end up making them feel worse. I repeat, it ends up making them feel worse.

Instead of realising that this may be a good sign, they feel that there’s something wrong with the Dharma.

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So, when they learn more from the teacher, they understand more from the teacher, they get more from Dharma readings, they see more from advanced students, or they understand more from their contemplations, they realise that a lot of things in their life are wrong.

They realise that their motivations, way of thinking, mode of acting, and conduct, actually instead of creating happiness, peace and harmony, growth and emergence to a better new self, a higher self, it actually self-deludes or self-deceives themselves into thinking that they’re not happy, they’re uncomfortable.

Why is that? Because for the first time in our lives, someone is telling us more money doesn’t make us happy. More luxury doesn’t make us happy.

Having the yacht, the beautiful girlfriend, the handsome boyfriend, the name, the fame, the attention, the youth, the nice hair, the nice clothes, the overseas trip, the big cars, the big houses, the luxury-branded items, does not make us happy and we should not be focused on that.

In the beginning of our spiritual journey, we accept that. We know that that’s true. We understand that that’s true. And we inherently know and look around us and see many people who have those things they’re not happy, those who aspire toward those items they’re not happy, and we know that. It’s an intellectual understanding.

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So, when we begin Dharma we understand that and we have this idealistic kind of view that, “Oh yes, I understand that materialism doesn’t make me happy, I want to explore myself, I want to find myself.”

But you see, it’s an intellectual understanding.

But when they’re actually faced with Dharma and materialism; or Dharma or materialism; Dharma practice, Dharma work or overseas trip; Dharma friends or going out to drink and party; solitary retreats or finding a new lover or maintaining a lover; Dharma volunteering work or simply lying at home doing nothing. When they are actually challenged, and they have to make a decision between Dharma and Samsara – that’s when the dilemma comes.

The dilemma comes because they have more wisdom, more understanding. They have more knowledge of what is right.

And it’s not that they intellectually don’t understand it. They intellectually understand it, but they refuse to apply it.

When they refuse to apply it, the conflict comes. What is the conflict? The conflict doesn’t come from your guru, or from Dharma, or the Dharma centre, or your Dharma brothers and sisters. The conflict comes when you know what you need to do but you are not applying it. And when you are not applying it, it makes you feel bad.

And when you feel bad, you like to say that, “The Dharma made me feel bad; my guru made me feel bad; my friends made me feel bad; the Dharma centre made me feel bad; the Dharma centre is not nice; the Dharma centre is harsh; the Dharma centre is pushy; the Dharma is difficult.”

We like to impute or say that the Dharma is making me unhappy. But you see, it’s not the Dharma is making me unhappy.

It is when you have cancer and you are given treatment. When you’re getting treatment, it’s very painful. It’s extremely painful. When you’re going for the test, it’s very painful. There’s a lot of side effects. When you go for cancer treatment you go for a lot of tests, you have to be poked, blood taken, lots of medication, injections, medicine, changes in your diet and environment.

And if we blame our pain comes from the cancer treatment and we give up the cancer treatment, then the cancer will take over our body and we will die. The pain doesn’t come from the treatment of the cancer, or the doctors, or the nurses, or the hospital. The pain comes from cancer.

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And whatever’s been applied to you by the doctors and nurses and hospitals, is actually the process of removing your ultimate cause of pain. Because if you’re healthy you don’t have to go for tests, you don’t have to go for chemotherapy, you don’t have to go for treatment, you don’t go for anything. Chemotherapy is very painful for some, and there’s a lot of negative side effects for some. But you see, we cannot blame our pain on chemotherapy. We have to blame it on the cancer.

So similarly, we cannot blame the Dharma centres, we cannot blame the teachers, we cannot blame the Buddha, or the teachings, or the practice, or the knowledge – we have to blame ourselves.

And when we keep blaming the Dharma, and we say it’s making us unhappy, what is actually making us unhappy? What is making us unhappy is not the Dharma, but our understanding of what we need to do, and our laziness, or selfishness, or unwillingness to do it. This is making us unhappy.

And we could even say, “I don’t care about Karma, throw caution to the wind, I don’t care anymore, I’ve reached a level where it doesn’t matter.” We can say all that. We can justify all that.

But you know what? If it didn’t matter, and we didn’t care, we wouldn’t be unhappy. We won’t be concerned or worried. We won’t be having a debate. The internal debate, the internal battle we’re having that is making us unhappy. And the battle is not between good or bad, heaven or hell, Buddha or the Devil, the internal battle is we know what we need to do, we are not doing it. And that’s what’s eating away at us.

And if we run away from the Dharma, blaming the Dharma, justifying that the Dharma is bad, the Dharma centre is bad, the Dharma people are bad, the Dharma teachers are bad, it will justify that way.

Of course, you’ll have a small legion of people that will believe you. Of course, you’ll have a small following of people that will support you and say that it’s correct, and you may even feel temporarily okay and satisfied and at peace that you have the supporters that feel the same thing. But you see, those supporters come from a few categories.

There are people just like you who do not want to apply and face the truth, or there are people who are totally ignorant.

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So, it’s like saying that you are going to a country where people have AIDS. And when you go to a country where people have AIDS, a developing country, or a very poor country, and they have no knowledge and no understanding about AIDS, and they have no idea about AIDS, and how it spreads, and how it’s treated, and it’s dangerous, and how it can affect and damage your family and your friends and people that you copulate with.

And you go to this country and you have indiscriminate, unprotected copulation, and you just copulate, and enjoy yourself, and go one after another, and you write on social media, “Hey, I met this beautiful girl, I met that girl, I met this boy, I met that boy, and you know, we’ve had a good time, and tomorrow I’ll meet another one, and another one”.

And of course, you’re going to have a bunch of people on social media that supports you and says, “Hey, that’s great! Let’s have indiscriminate, unprotected copulation!” Why? because they don’t understand the dangers of AIDS, they didn’t hear about it, they don’t know about it, they don’t understand about it. They see symptoms, they see people dying, but they don’t know where it comes from. Of course, they’re going to support you.

And then you have the other group of people that think, “Oh, I already have AIDS. I’m angry at the world. The world is at fault. I have AIDS because the world is at fault. It’s their fault. So, I don’t care, I’m going to go have fun, I’m going to go have indiscriminate copulation with anybody I like and whether it spreads or not, I don’t care,”. So, you’re going to have that category of people supporting you saying, “Yeah, indiscriminate sex or copulation is very good.”

But if you have people who know how AIDS spreads, and they know the sufferings, and they work in the AIDS hospice, or they have a relative, a friend, a husband, a partner, a wife, or a child that has AIDS, and they see the sufferings, they will say, “No don’t do that. Don’t give this suffering to others. Don’t have indiscriminate, unprotected copulation with others because you’ll bring pain, you’ll separate their families, you’ll create trouble, you’ll create financial strains”.

And then you know now, you know what you’re supposed to do. You’re not supposed to have unprotected, indiscriminate copulation.

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And then there’s a battle. There’s a battle going on in you, and then you blame the education for AIDS awareness. You blame the people who tell you about AIDS, you blame the hospice worker, you blame the person who gave you the information. They made you feel bad. They made you feel horrible. They made you feel down.

And then when you go around indiscriminately having copulation and they report you to the authorities, they let the authorities know, then you say that they’re harsh, they’re cruel.

But in actuality, they’re stopping you from spreading this disease that can damage other families financially, emotionally, physically, and cause death. In fact, they are very compassionate because they’re not thinking of one person, just you, they’re thinking about everybody around you.

So therefore, if you use social media or you want a legion of supporters that say, “Hey, indiscriminate copulation is wonderful,” then you’re going to get it from people who know nothing about AIDS. That’s an example.

You’re going to get it from people who have AIDS who don’t care anymore because they’re angry at the world, and they just want to get back, and they don’t care spreading it. In fact, they might want to spread it so that other people suffer like them.

But from people who know the sufferings, they’ve experienced it, they care, and they don’t want other people to get it, they’re going to come and tell you, “Don’t do that.” They might even report you to the authorities and say, “don’t do that”.

And if you call them cruel and harsh, that is your twisted, wrong view.

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Similarly, with that analogy, in a Dharma centre, when your Dharma teacher, and your Dharma brothers and sisters explain to you the pitfalls of Samsara, the difficulties of anger, selfishness, laziness, greediness, stealing, and lying and you’re caught doing it, and you keep doing it, and they talk to you nicely, they talk to you nicely again, and again, and again, and they confront you, and they explain to you, and they even try to stop you from doing it, that’s not control.

That’s not negative. That’s not them being evil, or harsh, or difficult. It’s from care. It is from care. It is from care, and if you label them, the Dharma centre, your teacher, or the Dharma institution as bad, you are not accepting responsibility for where it is coming from.

So therefore, if you feel guilty, and you have this battle within you, then the battle within you is actually not a bad sign.

That is what Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo is saying. It is not a bad sign. Why is it not a bad sign?

Because you are having a battle between doing something virtuous and wonderful and good that you are not used to doing, as opposed to something that you’ve done thousands of times that brought you nowhere, that brought you spurts of tiny little bits and pieces of happiness but ends up unhappy. So, you are having that battle.

That battle is saying that you’re gaining knowledge, you’re gaining some ground in your contemplations, you’re gaining some ground perhaps in your meditations, or in your views, that your knowledge is increasing.

So, this battle comes from you having Dharma knowledge, and this battle makes you feel bad not because of the Dharma, but because your conscience, wisdom, clarity, good mind, is saying, “Don’t do what you were doing before any more.” Your good mind, your wisdom, the innate clarity of your mind, who you really are is saying, “Stop. Dharma is good. What it’s teaching you is good.”

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And the process of transformation isn’t when you wake up one day and you just renounce Samsara. The process of transformation comes from rejection, anger, not accepting, accepting, understanding, and then applying.

So, when you’re feeling bad about Dharma work, Dharma volunteering, Dharma commitment to time, Dharma commitments… when you’re feeling bad, contrary to thinking that the Dharma is making you feel bad, your guru is making you feel guilty, or the Dharma community is negative, it is a good sign.

It is a good sign, that your wisdom, clear mind is arising. Instead of running away, go full force, do more Dharma, engage in more Dharma, practice more Dharma, do more Dharma work, take on more responsibilities, because you’re going in the right direction. Because that process is the natural, correct process of our mind becoming better.

So, we have to stop viewing the guru as someone militant. We have to stop viewing the Dharma centre as an army camp. We have to view the Dharma as not as something that makes us feel guilty. We have to view that Dharma brothers and sisters as people who are not deluded or in a cult.

We have to view the Dharma teacher really as someone that tells you the truth for once in your life with tremendous wisdom, knowledge, and experience maybe even from many lifetimes, and listen to the words and understand he’s trying to benefit you.

We have to look at the Dharma brothers and sisters as a community who have accepted, understood, contemplated, and meditated, and got some results, that they are also committed on this path.

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We must also think that there are different methods that apply for different people, that it cannot be all across the board. With some people you have to be very direct, with some people you have to be very gentle, and with some people you have to go around the bush. There are many types of people. So, one method doesn’t apply to all. Therefore, don’t expect your teacher to have just one method.

On top of that, you shouldn’t think that the Dharma centre as a burden. You should think of the Dharma centre as a place that comes from people’s donations, love, energy, time, and their contributions to create a physical place where we can gather to do good Dharma work and to benefit others.

And to disparage the teacher, disparage the Dharma institution, disparage the people within, is to disparage all the donations, all the hard work, all the contributions that everybody else did.

So that doesn’t make sense either. Why would we want to do that? Why would we want to disparage something that someone has invested so much into, even yourself?

So therefore, it is not the Dharma, or your teacher, or the centre, or the Dharma brothers and sisters, that make you feel bad. They’re not the ones that are harsh, they’re not the ones that are difficult.

Your clear conscience, and your understanding is starting to rise, and you’re having that battle. And now, your duty is to win that battle.

“We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison any more”.

So, if we change locations, we quit, change clothes, go on trips, meet people, go for more dinners, hang out in ritzy places, go to nice restaurants, buy a new car; it’s like just changing the location and changing the situation around us to change what we know inside, it’s not going to work.

Unless we’re very good at self-denial, self-deception, and we are willing to take the consequences, and the consequences will be regret, loneliness, a waste of time, and lots and lots of losses of great opportunities that would have gotten you somewhere.

So, if we’re willing to take the consequences, and when the consequences come, don’t complain.

If in the past, we’ve had difficulties with certain situations, and it has made us testy, uncomfortable, belligerent, and unhappy, then it is a sign to us that we are not ready for the consequences, because those are the consequences of actions that we’ve created in the past.

So, don’t just blatantly say, “I don’t care about Karma, I don’t care about consequences, I’ve reached the stage I don’t care about what people think, or the karmic consequences, or anything.”

Because if you didn’t care, you wouldn’t be talking, you won’t be battling. You do care. You definitely do care.

So therefore, this wonderful Dharma paragraph from Jetsunma was very beautiful, very simple, and yet, extremely profound. I wanted to give that little explanation because I came across it today on Facebook. Let me read it for you one more time and conclude.

Most people feel cosy in Samsara. They do not really have the genuine aspiration to go beyond Samsara; they just want Samsara to be a little bit better.

The underlying motivation to go beyond Samsara is very rare, even for people who go to Dharma centres. There are many people who learn to meditate and so forth, with the underlying motive that they hope to make themselves feel better.

And if it ends up making them feel worse, instead of realising that this may be a good sign, they think that there is something wrong with the Dharma.

We are always looking to make ourselves comfortable in the prison house. We might think that if we get the cell wall painted a pretty shade of pale green, and put in a few pictures, it won’t be a prison anymore.

– Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo

Now, if she was your teacher, and you’re having this internal battle and she tells you this, you might even be offended, or feel that she’s targeting you, or feel that she’s telling you hurtful things.

But if you read this, you might think that, “Oh yeah, that’s nice.” You see, it’s our perspective. What’s our perspective is whether we want to accept the truth or not.

If we see things from the side of truth, it doesn’t hurt. It’s enlightening. It’s freedom.

So, therefore I hope this one helps, and I want to reiterate: Dharma teachers, Dharma centres, Dharma people, brothers and sisters, the Dharma teachings, the Buddha, the yidams, the Dharma protectors, are all here to help us, are all here to give their best to us, and that’s very important to know.

And if we keep thinking they’re our enemies, we are actually attacking the wrong enemy. The enemies are not these above-mentioned. The enemy is inside of us. And that is what we need to battle. And when we understand this, that is when we feel uncomfortable.

The uncomfortable feeling comes from our conscience, and knowing what we should do, so we should just go ahead and do the right thing. Do Dharma. Thank you.

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  1. Samfoonheei on Nov 30, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Well said in Dharma the-battle-is-a-good-sign by Rinpoche. A profound teachings in this post. We have to accept , be true to ourselves , never blame others for our failure. In life whatever it is there is no short cut we have to learn from the hard way. We learn through mistakes to gain knowledge what is right or wrong. Hence our teacher taught us in away so as we could learn something new. Learning, practicing Dharma and putting into action is the best choice. Instead of running away, we should take more responsibilities, do more Dharma, engage in more Dharma, nor matter what happened. At the end of the day, we gain knowledge, merits, nothing to lose where we could benefits others. Our wisdom, clear mind is arising, our mind becoming better and seeing things better in long run. We are fortunate having Rinpoche giving us precious teachings on line. It has since benefitted many people around the world.
    Meaningful quotes by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo , well explained by Rinpoche for us all to have a good thought.
    Only we ourselves can change our mindset and situation , not to blame others to make the change.
    Thank you Rinpoche with folded hands.

  2. sarassitham on Oct 20, 2020 at 11:50 pm

    I believe that in life, we come across so many different experiences and opportunities to learn and grow, and in turn, every choice we make and everything that we go through shapes us into who we are. Challenging situations take us beyond our comfort zone and trigger fears and anxieties but also have the power to become moments of truth.

    It takes a lot of time to reached a level of acceptance and by doing dharma work we are trying to inculcate compassion into our lives . This powerful teaching helps to purify our karma and transform our thoughts.

    Thank you for the sharing, It serves as a reminder for all of us, of the reason why we are doing Dharma work and what kind of attitude one should have.

  3. Samfoonheei on Jul 16, 2019 at 7:58 pm

    Wonderful quote by Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo. Yes it is a profound, very deep, and extremely thought-provoking, evocative speech, or write up , I do not quite understand till Rinpoche explained clearly and precisely about the deeper meaning of the write up. Learning , practicing and applying the dharma practice and methods to gain a higher form of mind. We have to accept the way we are and accept our own responsibility for the future instead of blaming others. All blame is a waste of time. No matter how much fault we find with another, and regardless of how much we blame others, it will not change us. We need to accept reality .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this clear explanation.

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The Kechara Forest Retreat is a unique holistic retreat centre focused on the total wellness of body, mind and spirit. This is a place where families and individuals will find peace, nourishment and inspiration in a natural forest environment. At Kechara Forest Retreat, we are committed to give back to society through instilling the next generation with universal positive values such as kindness and compassion.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:41 PM
    Watching the videos of once upon a time with Rinpoche by Pastor David had me understand more of Rinpoche . Truly a unique perspective of Rinpoche through the eyes of Pastor . Interesting indeed to know how Pastor came to meet Rinpoche to learning and many more. Coming to know Kechara had me changed to where I am now….learning, practicing Dharma. At the time of commenting this blog I am half way through watching the videos. Will watch all the interesting episodes from A to Z.
    Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/once-upon-a-time-with-rinpoche.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:40 PM
    Everyone has the right to freedom of expression and freedom of speech. This right shall include freedom to hold opinions and to receive and impart information and ideas without interference by public authority and regardless of frontiers. Thanks to Mr Matthew Sinclair for speaking up clearly with logic. Our world is diverse, acceptance and understanding are the keys to peace and harmony. We choose what we want to practice, no one can interfere with our choice of religion and beliefs. Mr. Matthew, for being open minded and wrote such a good letter that promote religion freedom and human rights. Everyone deserves a well respect on their religion. We should not simply condemn others because of their practice, their choice is theirs. Using the profession to influence and make false accusation rather statement on Dorje Shugden practitioners. Thank you Rinpoche ‘s sharing on Mr. Matthew Sinclair letter.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/guest-contributors/are-we-all-obliged-to-listen-to-the-dalai-lama.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 29. 2022 02:37 PM
    Thank You Rinpoche for this précised teachings. Take responsibility of what we are doing in our life. Everyone of us go through difficult situations in life. But always think and behave in a more positive and optimistic way . Taking responsibility for our attitude, change our attitude, and the way we look at things that will change our life. Nobody’s perfect, we learned from mistakes , everybody’s got regrets. We say wrong things and we do wrong things and fall. We have to accept failure ,we learn from there and grow. Doing Dharma work and take whatever responsibility to improve ourselves. Doing Dharma work is to transform our minds , we are trapped in samsara through one life after another until we find awakening through enlightenment. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, so it’s important to embrace our imperfections and work on improving ourselves, helping and benefit others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-do-they-do-dharma-work-like-that.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:34 PM
    NASA’s planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft has confirmed the discovery of its first alien world. We are not alone on earth afterall. Researchers discovered detectable sign of extra-terrestrial life in the atmosphere of a rocky planet . Wow It’s so exciting to imagine the possibilities, of potential habitability and may be suitable for life. Even with that discovery Earth remains a standout, and is still the only planet known to host life. Scientists concluded that the possibility of the existence of alien life forms. I am sure in future scientists will discover more new discoveries of planet in the habitable zone.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/guess-what-was-found.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:32 PM
    Wow… living a house with waterfall, greens, forests, clean air is everyone wish. Waterfalls are wonders of nature that humans have adored since ancient times. The sight, sound, and feel of waterfall have a positive impart on our mind. The beauty of waterfalls everywhere has been immense sources of inspiration for many such as thinkers, writers, philosophers, travel lovers and so forth. Sitting beside a waterfall and listening to the sound of waterfalls makes us happy.
    Well truly a masterpiece by Frank Lloyd Wright in terms of architecture and this designed Fallingwater has been called the best all-time work of American architecture. He believed in designing in harmony with humanity and the environment, and he truly appreciate their abundant beauty. Great work Frank Lloyd Wright.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/fallingwater-house-at-pennsylvania.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Thursday, Nov 24. 2022 03:30 PM
    HuffPost is an American liberal news portal, with localized and international editions. Well this portal offers news, blogs, and also covers politics, business, entertainment, environment etc . It cannot be wrong when mentioned about the Dorje Shugden controversy. It is a practice that the greatest Gelugpa and Sakya masters have hailed as all-important, and they have preserved and passed the lineage from one generation to another for 400 years. HuffPost’s professionalism and integrity says all. Those articles on the Shugden controversy is truly a testament.
    The H H 14th Dalai Lama, Tibet’s exiled spiritual leader, has for decades travelled the globe with a message of peace, love and compassion. Yet these Dorje Shugden controversy happened due to some having their own agenda. Shugden practitioners have been relying on Dorje Shugdn for more than 350 years. Why now??? It had cause more sufferings, misunderstanding , families divided and so on. May all this be over soon for the sake of Tibetans . Interesting read……hopefully more people will read this blog to understand the situation better.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/huffington-post-three-times-as-many-buddhists-as-communists-in-china-dalai-lamas-tibet-wish-may-require-rapprochement-with-former-adversaries.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:52 PM
    History is full of weird events that no one can explain , well that’s a fact. We are fortunate historians of the past have documented many of them for us to understand. Yet many unexplained mysteries remain unexplained even to this day. For some reason, we as humans tend to concentrate on the mysterious things more than the undeniable facts. World’s greatest unsolved mysteries always interest me. Mysteries of any topic is truly interesting to read the story. Death is a mystery to all of us, and so is reincarnation. When science cannot explain something it is often referred to as a belief. There are many mysterious stories in the world now where people claim to be reincarnated and they remember their past life. One such intriguing story was of Shanti Devi recalling her past life in modern times. Shanti Devi’s story is amazing at the age of four years old, she began telling her parents specific details about her old life.
    Interesting and weird mysterious stories in this blog, some of them are truly spooky.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/10-creepy-mysteries-you-havent-heard-of.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:50 PM
    Even though it a old post yet reading it had me feeling sorry for such cute doggie. Due to some mortgage problems the owners left Sue the doggie without someone to look after. Sue was lucky somehow someone from Shelter Friend adopted her. Thank you to those who made it happen
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/animals-vegetarianism/dog-in-danger-please-help-sue.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Wednesday, Nov 16. 2022 03:48 PM
    nteresting read …..after reading this blog had me realised animals do reincarnate after all. Animals can become human again and vice versa after death. Just like humans, animals reincarnate as part of our soul family groups. This means the animals in our life now, have very likely been in our life before, as an animal. The true life story of a Thai boy with a snake past life tells all . The Thai boy Dalawong as a wonder spirit recognizes the cobra’s attacker is a very good life evidence of the existence of reincarnation.
    Reading the topic of telepathy had me understand slightly better . According to researchers, telepathy is a non-verbal way to communicate with others. With telepathy, people communicate entirely in the mind without saying anything. Interesting. Do hope I could telepathy with my doggie.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this interesting blog.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/do-animals-reincarnate-back-as-humans.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:59 PM
    Thanks for sharing all this creative special thoughts for readers to share with everyone . Simple thoughts yet easy understandable , meaningful tells us a thousand words of reality. Many will surly benefits it , reading those thoughts. Everyone has the right to practice his or her own religion, or rather no religion at all. Everyone should be supportive of religious freedom because religion is uniquely valuable to society. No one should ever suffer, be humiliated, assaulted, be segregated all because of their faith.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor Seng Piow again with folded hands.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/very-special-thoughts-to-share.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:56 PM
    As the sun rose over the ancient town, Dharmakaya Ceitiya, Thailand, a sea of saffron and maroon-robed monks assembled in an area the size of a football field. Could not have imagined 30,000 ordained as monks in one go that’s rejoicing. Thailand is the Land of Dharma where the Buddhism has been established since thousands years ago. Buddha Dharma teachings have been infiltrated in the daily life of Thai people. The Thai Buddhist cultures are unique and beautiful and their country are known as “the Land of Smile”. Theravada Buddhism is the official religion of Thailand and plays a key role in many aspects of Thai culture. For many Thai people, Buddhism is considered a philosophy for how to live one’s life and numerous Buddhist principles. Buddhism is a key component to the identities of many Thais. Many beautiful Buddhist temples and golden statues could be a common sights all over. Thai Buddhism has influenced society for a long time that has contributed to Thai people being generally known as kind, and compassionate.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Looking at those rare pictures tells all…..simple amazing able to see it.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/30000-people-ordained-as-monks.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Nov 14. 2022 03:53 PM
    To live in the mountains was always Tsem Rinpoche’s dream. A quiet place called home with greenery surrounding. Mountains are the beginning and end of all natural scenery.The mountains give us time to take a moment to be in awe of the natural beauty of the world. It’s wonderful for everyone dream to those who love escaping the rush and pollution of modern life and altering our perspective. The mountains are an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. But its exception for Rinpoche as in this blog somewhere in Thailand Rinpoche was there. Living on raft house surrounding by water watching sunrise and sunset . A beautiful , calm, solitude, quiet environment indeed. I would love these environment as well as mother nature is intoxicating.
    Rinpoche somehow founded an extraordinary environment of biological diversity, cultural diversity and linguistic diversity. A place call home to many of us that’s Kechara Forest retreat at Bentong. A unique examples of beauty, peace, austerity, spirituality, eco-yoga and creativity. A must visit to those who loves mother nature.
    Thank you Rinpoche .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/me/an-exception.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 11. 2022 03:19 PM
    Reading these inspiring quotes again to refresh myself of the Buddha teachings. If we understand, it will change our life in long run. Change is never painful, only resistance to change ourselves is painful. By refusing to accept this change, we make it worse because we’re fighting against it, against the flow of life. One moment can change a day, one day can change a life. We should be open to change and embrace changes. By accepting the fact that nothing in the universe is permanent . We learn and practice makes improvement in our life and be thankful always.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/25-quotes-from-buddha-that-will-change-your-life.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Nov 11. 2022 03:16 PM
    PURE DEMOCRACY is democracy in which the power is exercised directly by the people rather than through representatives. Its much different in this case. Reading this article and all comments tells us a clear pictures what had actually happened in this Dorje Shugden controversy. In democratic countries, the government does not interfere with religion.People have the freedom to practise any religion they want. Dorje Shugden’s practice has been around for 400 years and it will continue as practitioners could see and understand the benefits of relying on the practice. Everyone of us should given the freedom of religious belief. Peace and harmony can only be maintain through understanding and interaction or maybe a dialogue between parties involved . I am sure Dorje Shugden practitioners and everyone in the communities can live in harmony. Be to fair the right to freedom of belief , interviews on both sides instead just listening one sided. No one should ever suffer, be segregated, assaulted, hurt, degraded, hated and biased for their religious beliefs. Once for all these controversy should be solved for the sake of peace and harmony. Thanks Justin Whitaker for speaking up and standing up for what you believe in for readers to have a better understanding rather then reading what Reuters had published.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/reuters-investigation-on-dorje-shugden-inaccurate.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Nov 8. 2022 01:09 PM
    Its sad how those Dorje Shugden practitioners had suffered and life is tough for them. Could’nt imagine not allow to enter premises such as hospitals for treatment, schools for education , securing a government job and so forth. Our very own Kecharian had even denied hotel rooms just because we practice it. This controversy had been going on for too long , hopefully it will dissolve soon with H h Dalai Lama saying we can practice it . All can live happily, no discrimination, with peace and harmony then. Interesting read.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Pastor David. Of course a hand of applauds to those kecharian who have been working hard to collect all the evidence of the ban against Dorje Shugden.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/why-cant-the-dalai-lama-bind-dorje-shugden.html

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Known is being comfortable and stagnant,
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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

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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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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
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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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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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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All attendees are paying homage to Rinpoche and Buddhas before the start of our weekly Dorje Shugden puja. Outwardly, it seems that Dorje Shugden helps practitioners overcoming their obstacles and problems but ultimately Dorje Shugden’s supreme purpose is to help practitioners on their path to Enlightenment. Do join in our weekly DS puja, every Saturday @3 pm at Jalan Seang Tek, Penang. ~by Jacinta
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All of us are practicing on how to properly use dorje(Vajra), bell and damaru ~ Kechara Penang Study Group by Jacinta
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After inviting Dorje Shugden Wangze, Pastor Seng Piow teaches us how to use ritual objects and the full set of prayer accompanying it. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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With great happiness, merits and excitement that Penang Group have invited Buddha Wangzey to Penang chapel, complete with full rituals and prayer. 30th April 2022 Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Come and get your blessing from Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden in Penang @ Jalan Seang Tek ~ by Jacinta.
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Special thanks to one of our dedicated Penang group members, Choong for superb tormas. Swift Return Puja @ every Saturday, 3pm. Do contact William for more info ~ by Jacinta
Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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Thanks to William for being the Umze for Swift Return Puja at Penang Centre. ~ by Jacinta
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The members of Kechara Penang Study Group are offering serkym to Dorje Shugden and His entourage. There's puja every Saturday @ 3 pm at Penang Chapel, Jalan Seang Tek. All are welcome. ~by Jacinta
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We are in the third week of Ramadan this year, and kind volunteers have never failed to feed people in need since Tengku Zatashah started this meaningful #zerofoodwastage initiative in 2016. The aim is to benefit the underprivileged with nice surplus food collected from Ramadan buffets. Every night during the month of Ramadan, volunteers collect surplus cooked food from hotels and distribute it to charity homes and low-income families. THANK YOU, Tengku, dedicated volunteers and hotel partners, for making this Ramadan special for the underprivileged. #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment - KSK @ Vivian
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We were chanting Migsetma mantra at the time this picture was taken. Thanks to all our Penang members who are very committed to attend Swift Return puja weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group, every Saturday @ 3pm. ~by Jacinta
William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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William, who is our leader/ Umze is cleaning the pantry and Gordon offered up 4 carton of packet drinks today. We cannot thank you enough for all kind hearted who sponsored various offerings weekly. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
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Siew Hong came with a basket of fruits while Choong, who is expert in baking offered tormas today for our Swift Return Puja. Kechara Penang Study Group ~by Jacinta
Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Dedicated sisters, Sharyn and Swee Bee. They always make sure our puja offerings, especially fruits are arranged nicely. Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
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Committed and hardworking Kechara Penang members, Mr. Tang and Mr. Huey. Really appreciate having you both at our weekly puja . Kechara Penang Study Group ~ by Jacinta
KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
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KSK medic personnel have been tending to the needs of the clients every week. Their consistent kindness helps improve the medical welfare of those without a home. Thank you for serving and making them your priority on your weekends. #medicteam #kecharasoupkitchen #kecharafoodbank #kecharaempowerment
In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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In the midst of chaos, let's start healing. We have Dorje Shugden Puja every Saturday @ 3 pm. Contact William for more info. Kechara Penang Study Group. ~ by Jacinta.
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