Dermal Ridges

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Throughout history there have been scientific finds that defy imagination. Here we have some of those that really change the way we think about the world, to encompass a broader perspective and make us realise that we are not alone in the world. There exists a phenomenal body of eyewitness accounts of Bigfoot sightings, from all over the world, together with various types of evidence that Bigfoot exists. However, there has never been anything conclusive that can irrefutably prove the existence of Bigfoot. Nonetheless, the advancement of technology opens whole new vistas that bring us much closer towards a conclusion about Bigfoot. The following scientific findings provide rather compelling proof about the existence of Bigfoot. They are from two reputable documentaries, Mysterious Monsters (1975) and Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science (2003).

 

Vocal Tract

In Mysterious Monsters, Allan Barry, Rick Murphy and Tim Sawyer discovered oversized human-like footprints while camping in the remote forests of the high Sierra Nevada Mountain range, in the United States. The men were relaxing at the end of a long day in the woods when they heard the growling and wailing of an unknown creature. They quickly recorded it on a tape recorder, which was later submitted for analysis by field expert, Dr Robert Sheldon.

The documentary entitled Mysterious Monsters not only investigates the existence of Bigfoot, but also the Loch Ness Monster and the Yeti.

The documentary entitled Mysterious Monsters not only investigates the existence of Bigfoot, but also the Loch Ness Monster and the Yeti.

Not knowing what creature had made the sound, the recording was first digitised and then subjected to computer analysis. Once digitised, computer software can analyse any portion of sound frequency from a recording. In this particular case, they chose to analyse the ‘S’ sound because it had an unusual frequency structure. According to the analysis, the frequency structure of the recording was found to be significantly lower than a normal human male voice.

In the video, the voice of Peter Graves, the host of the documentary was recorded enunciating a vowel sound. This was then digitised and its frequency compared to a similar sound in the original recording. When comparing the frequency graphs of both Peter Graves and the creature in the recording, it shows that the graph peaked earlier and was higher for Peter than the creature. After the second peak, Peter’s graph tapered lower than that of the creature in the recording. It was obvious that the creature that made the sound in the recording was not human.

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The average human male vocal tract is around 17 cm long but the vocal tract of the creature in the recording had to be around 25 cm to create the frequency range that was captured.

In summary, Dr Sheldon explained that the average human male vocal tract is around 17 cm long. But the vocal tract of the creature in the recording had to be around 25 cm to create the frequency range that was captured. Hence, Dr Sheldon said that based on the analysis, the creature that made the sound had to be 50 percent larger than the average human male. Peter Graves stated that he was around 6 feet tall, therefore the creature in the recording had to be around 9 feet.

In addition, Dr Sheldon subjected the audio recording of the creature to a Formant track. He explains that this is similar to voice print analysis and that the program examines the articulatory flexibility of the creature’s vocal range via the movement of the frequency. In the analysis, three vowels are found throughout the recording – ‘Eh’, ‘Ah’ and ‘Oh’. However the sound ‘Ee’ does not appear on the recording, suggesting that the creature is unable to produce this sound. This particular sound requires the tongue to move forward in the mouth. If one were to look at the physical structure of a primate like a gorilla, it has its head at such an angle that would make it impossible to move the tongue forward in order to make the ‘Ee’ sound. Only humans, with our head and flexible tongue structure, are able to produce this sound.

From the analysis of the audio recording, one can come to a conclusion that the creature making the sound stands 9 feet tall and has a head structure similar to a primate, like that of a gorilla. Therefore, it is unable to produce the ‘Ee’ sound.

 

Vocal Tract of Bigfoot

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Dermal Ridges

Dermal Ridges are surface ridges on the skin that cover the entire human body, especially the fingers and feet. Dermal ridges also contain pores that produce sweat and oil which leave indentation marks upon smooth surfaces when fingers (and even feet in the case of Bigfoot footprints) come in contact with it. This is better known as fingerprint marks that remains the same throughout the lifetime of the individual. Each fingerprint is a physical marking that is unique to the individual, no two people have the exact same fingerprints. The use of fingerprints can be used to identify individuals and is an precise science. It is commonly used in crime scene investigations, and is used as valid evidence in courts of law to prosecute individuals and even put them in jail.

Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science investigates the compelling evidence behind the existence of Bigfoot

Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science investigates the compelling evidence behind the existence of Bigfoot

Jimmy Chilcutt, a crime scene investigator, is one of the foremost experts in Dermal Ridges and in the documentary, Sasquatch: Legend Meets Science, he examines the best samples of Bigfoot footprint castings. In his work, Chilcutt says he has to be very careful and professional because his work can put people in jail. Chilcutt has fingerprinted every known great ape species and hence, he is also an expert in primate dermal ridges. Through his research, he is able to establish gender and race of primates via examination of dermal ridges.

According to his research, human dermal ridges run horizontally across the feet, while in primates, the ridges run diagonally. But in the Bigfoot castings, the dermal ridges run vertically across the side of the feet. This goes to show that the Bigfoot footprint casting was clearly not made by a man or an ape. On top of that, the Bigfoot footprint cast is twice the thickness of footprints made by a human. This means that the creature making the print is much heavier than a human being and is around the size of the creature that we commonly know as Bigfoot. In the video, Chilcutt notes that a particular Bigfoot footprint cast he was examining had the same dermal ridge patterns as another footprint cast taken 10 years apart and that the samples taken are hundreds of miles apart. This is clear evidence that there is obviously more than just one Bigfoot, and that they are in fact a species like humans, spread over a large area. On top of that, they can be individually identified by their dermal ridges, just as humans can be individually identified by their fingerprints.

Dermal ridges can only be seen under magnification, and not with the naked eye. If the castings were hoaxes, it would take a very high level of sophistication to produce, either a scientist or a crime scene investigator, both of whom would have had to be specialised in dermal ridges. A hoaxer would need to painstakingly carve out each line of the dermal ridges, which run parallel to each other and do not intersect, onto a mould. This in itself would be a feat, given the precision and intricacy of the lines. This mould would then have had to be used to create an impression in the mud or soil in various places, for other people to come and make castings of. What makes the situation even more unlikely is that each mould would have to be different, but include the intricate dermal ridges. Who would have the specialisation to do something like that, and what benefit would they get from doing so? It doesn’t make sense that it would be a hoax, given the intricacy and the lack of benefit that such work would entail.

Dermal ridges have been found on Bigfoot castings from all over the world, and when they are examined together, they all have the exact type of vertical characteristics. For someone to have hoaxed the footprints is highly unlikely due to the geographical difference and the length of time between when the footprints were found and the castings made. Another fact is that dermal ridges are only known occur in humans and primates, however it is scientifically clear that the Bigfoot castings do not belong to either of these two bi-pedal creatures, especially since the dermal ridges are completely different. Despite the fact that the footprint castings vary between location and time, which they would in any species, the fact that dermal ridges are clearly evident on them under magnification, and that they are different, just goes to show that Bigfoot is not just one creature, or something that was imagined, but an actual unknown species, just like humans and primates. In essence dermal ridges is solid proof that the Bigfoot species exists.

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Human dermal ridges run horizontally across the feet, while in primates, the ridges run diagonally but in the Bigfoot castings, the dermal ridges run vertically across the side of the feet.

Bigfoot footprints and their castings are the largest body of evidence for the study of the existence of Bigfoot. Hence, there is a concerted effort to examine and catalogue Bigfoot castings by leading researchers. With this body of evidence, Dr Jeff Meldum, an associate professor of anatomy at Idaho State University was able to establish various details – such as flexion and extension of the toes, variation in toe position, where the bones in the feet join with one another as a whole, the interaction of the foot with the soil under various weather conditions and the overall shape. This was then compared to various other castings from various primates, humans and also other non-human tracks.

Due to the research, Bigfoot experts are now able to discern a real Bigfoot footprint from that of other larger primates. From the minute details of the Bigfoot casting, one is able to see the consistency of physical characteristics of a Bigfoot footprint, that it is unique and distinct from other large primates.

 

Bigfoot Dermal Ridges

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Peter Hurkos

Peter Hurkos became famous by performing psychic 'readings' in front of live audiences and on television

Peter Hurkos became famous by performing psychic ‘readings’ in front of live audiences and on television

Peter Hurkos was widely known as the world’s foremost psychic. He was born on May 21, 1911, in Dordrecht, Holland and he passed away on June 1, 1988 in Los Angeles, CA. He developed his psychic ability in 1941 after falling from a ladder, which left him in a coma for three days at the Zuidwal Hospital. Upon regaining consciousness, he discovered he had developed psychic abilities. Hurkos eventually gained widespread acceptance as a psychic detective, while working on a number of high-profile cases.

In 1956, Hurkos travelled to the United States on the invitation of Dr Andrija Puharich to have his psychic abilities tested at Glen Cove medical research laboratory in Maine. He was tested for two and half years under tightly controlled conditions and the results convinced Dr. Puharich that Hurkos’ psychic abilities were far greater than any he had ever tested before. He had a remarkable 90% accuracy on all test results. From the tests, it seemed that Hurkos’ forte was psychometry, which was the ability to see into past, present and future associations by merely touching an object.

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Peter Hurkos

In Mysterious Monsters, Peter Graves visited Peter Hurkos in his Los Angeles home while carrying with him a giant plaster cast of a Bigfoot footprint that was hidden in a briefcase. Graves then proceeded to request Hurkos to do a ‘reading’ on the briefcase without knowing its contents. What Hurkos had to say about the contents was a remarkably close description of what experts know about Bigfoot today.

He said that the creature was half man and half animal. He said that the creature weighed about 500 lbs, was between 8 to 9 feet tall, lived in caves, and ate berries and vegetation, together with other animals. He stated that although it was not a gorilla, it had a strong chest, long arms, and human-like fingers. He also stated that the creature was very hairy and had short facial hair. Then, Peter Hurkos proceeded to draw the image of the creature according to his psychic vision. What emerged from his sketch was a haunting image of a wide-eyed Bigfoot.

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Peter Hurkos’ drawing of Bigfoot, according to his psychic vision upon ‘reading’ a briefcase containing a plaster cast of a Bigfoot footprint

 

Peter Hurkos ‘reading’ Bigfoot footprint

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Conclusion

The latest scientific analysis offers fascinating insight and clues towards the existence of Bigfoot. From just an audio recording, scientists are able to conclude on the approximate size of the creature that made that sound, which corresponds to the average size of an adult Bigfoot. Furthermore, from the little dermal ridges on plaster casts of Bigfoot footprints, scientists are able to determine that it was not made by man or even an ape This leaves the possibility open for the existence of Bigfoot.

Finally, from a cast of a Bigfoot footprint hidden in a briefcase, a psychic investigator, Peter Hurkos was able to ‘psychometrise’ an image of a hairy face along with various characteristics that matches those of Bigfoot. With such compelling evidence, it is hard to not be at least open to the possibility of the existence of Bigfoot.

 

Combined Video – Vocal Tract, Dermal Ridges and Peter Hurkos

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  1. S.Prathap on Sep 24, 2020 at 4:19 pm

    This article had show scientific analysis through vocal test and get their foot prints to prove their are being like big foot existence in this world.Whether is not 100 percent proving. I am truthfully this creature existing in this world.

    Pastor David explains about evidences through dermal ridges and that it is nearly impossible to fake them.So it all comes to the conclusion that Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch exist and that they are .

  2. Samfoonheei on May 6, 2019 at 12:23 pm

    Sooner or later with more high technology researcher and scientist will definitely able to proof the existence of Bigfoot. With the discovery and with the evidence of dermal ridges from the foot prints plaster cast, Big foot do exists in this world after all. It’s a break through for them. Interesting read . Well, just a matter of time that the researchers will come out with more evidence.
    Thank you Pastor David Lai for sharing.

  3. Tsem Rinpoche on May 2, 2019 at 1:07 am

    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

    yeti

  4. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:42 am

    (Part 1 of 8)

    This museum in Pokhara, Nepal has a section dedicated to Yetis (Bigfoot). Very interesting. I am including some pictures of the inside of this wonderful museum. Do enjoy. ~ Tsem Rinpoche

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  5. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:42 am

    (Part 2 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  6. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:41 am

    (Part 3 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  7. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:41 am

    (Part 4 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  8. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:41 am

    (Part 5 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  9. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:40 am

    (Part 6 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  10. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:40 am

    (Part 7 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  11. Pastor Shin Tan on Feb 10, 2019 at 8:40 am

    (Part 8 of 8)

    In the International Mountain Museum (IMM) in Pokhara, Nepal, there is a small but comprehensive exhibition on Yetis (Bigfoot). Below are some pictures.

    For more information, go to https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/bigfoot-museum-nepal

    (click on picture to enlarge)

  12. Joy Kam on Nov 28, 2018 at 9:11 am

    Curious about the legendary Yeti? Not sure what to believe? Here is an article that explores a range of sources, from folktales to newspaper reports, detailing sightings and encounters with the elusive creature, who has been a part of the very fabric of various Himalayan communities for thousands of years. Read about religious beliefs, myths, fables and stories by scholars and travellers alike, and realise that there is more to the Yeti than you previously thought.

    Imagining-the-Wild-Man-Yeti-Sightings-in-Folktales-and-Newspapers.pdf

  13. Pastor Shin Tan on Jul 29, 2018 at 8:43 pm

    This is a real awesome documentary on bigfoot. One of the best – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cp5eV9nIEjk&feature=youtu.be

  14. Beatrix Ooi on Mar 10, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    In 1967, Bob Gimlin and Roger Patterson stumbled across an incredible sight whilst out in Bluff Creek, in the California wilderness. At a creek which had been freshly washed-out by recent floods, they witnessed a female Bigfoot swiftly traverse the rugged landscape. Since their filmed encounter with the Bigfoot, who has since been nicknamed Patty, many have disputed the authenticity of their recording but no one has been able to successfully prove that it is a fake.

    Credits for this video goes to entirely to windvale for the original footage. ?

  15. Pastor Chia on Sep 28, 2017 at 8:50 am

    Mankind for century reported witness bigfoot existence and film it for documentary. This article had show scientific analysis through vocal test and get their foot prints to prove their are being like big foot existence in this world. Whether is not 100 percent proving. I am truthly this creature exisiting in this world. So far i did not heard any news about big foot is harming people. If mankind found them might catch him for expiriment. We should respect and not disturb this mystical creature living in this planet.

  16. Pastor Antoinette on Sep 28, 2017 at 8:20 am

    Bigfoot it intriguing as the evidences such as pictures or films are not very clear and no skeleton has been found as far as I know. Yet, in Buddha’s scriptures, Buddha mentioned about them and all over the world people have different names for Bigfoot. Aboriginal people had also names for them… Here Pastor David explains about evidences through dermal ridges and that it is nearly impossible to fake them.

    So it all comes to the conclusion that Bigfoot, Yeti, Sasquatch exist and that they are very good in going out of our way. Let’s hope that it stays this way as humans are known to exploit other species in the worst ways.

  17. Mingwen on Sep 28, 2017 at 7:31 am

    Never say Never! Until today, scientists are still discovering new species of living being on Earth. The forests and oceans are so deep, wide, and they are occupying most areas on Earth, how could it be fully discovered? Human beings are just way to ego and think that we are the only being that could control the world. The 3 points in the article are really firm and reliable. However, some of us hope that the Bigfoot or other species of living being would not be discovered because we KNOW WHAT WE WILL DO TO THEM…?…?????????

  18. Pastor Albert on Sep 28, 2017 at 3:10 am

    Im always very interested with the mysterious beings, how’s their living, how they communicate with each other, how long is their life, etc, etc.

    Most of the Bigfoot or any other mysterious beings I’ve read is from the documentary from many years ago which during that time, the technology is still not so advance like today, but surprisingly, I have never heard about any recent sighted of Bigfoot or and trace taken by today’s technology, I wonder do they still exist?

  19. Andrea Lai on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:58 am

    Actually, I got to know of Big Foot is thru TV and never much in deep into the ecology. In this discussion, I gain more opinions from their sharing and I agreed with Pastor Henry definition. If Bigfoot were been captured, firstly these creature will be landed on the bed of laboratories for specimen. Follow by extinction of population due to satisfaction demand. Mankind is so horrible and scary. People are willing to pay high price just to satisfy their desire without realizing pain and suffering of others.

  20. nicholas on Sep 28, 2017 at 12:27 am

    The searching of Bigfoot has been many years and we can see many people around the world had shown their evidence but of course some may be hoax. The scientific analysis from the article able to determined the difference of this being from human and other animals but may still unable to determined 100% identical to Bigfoot as they don’t have the sample of Bigfoot to compare or make reference. Accept for the psychic which through his supernatural ability he able to describe the Bigfoot and its nature.

    It’s a great finding from the analysis but is still mystical as this intelligent creature able to hide themselves from human beings and stay away secretly living in their own way. I hope their habitat will be preserved as such and not being intrude by anyone, else they will be treated as aliens and even being experiment due to their natural uniqueness.

    There are many living beings out there that we have not seen or encountered and it doesn’t mean they don’t exist. What important is respect and compassion to them. We may see them as different so them when looking at us. Let’s live in peace and harmony in this world for the betterment of our future.

  21. Pastor Henry Ooi on Sep 27, 2017 at 11:52 pm

    The ever elusive Bigfoot has made it tough for enthusiasts searching for concrete evidence to support its existence. Bigfoot is most likely out there somewhere in the wilderness yet remain largely at bay for even a clear photo or video of it to be taken by anybody in modern day. What I do not wish for is the capture of a Bigfoot for it will be exploited by mankind, even in the name of science. They are perhaps creatures that have been existing before humans evolved, maybe they are the missing link. It is best that humans allow these creatures be, in their own habitat, and not captured and exhibited in zoos.

  22. Eric kksiow on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:55 pm

    Such an another article that’s proved BigFoot is existed, proved it by sound and footprint. Of course in one day i wish to see BigFoot by my own eyes, instead of reading and watching documentary of Big Foot.

    And Pastor Chia did share another 2017 BigFoot documentary to us.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2eHMg2gBeCs&feature=youtu.be

  23. pammie yap on Sep 27, 2017 at 10:54 pm

    I always find the unexplained very mind intriguing.
    How do they survive? Where do they hide? From another dimension? Where do they die? Where do they live?
    One of the point that stuck out in my mind was, if they want to be seen easily, they would have done so all these years.
    Humans are scary because of the pain and harm they can inflict on others. Imagine what would the scientists do if they ever capture one of those Bigfoot? I cannot imagine how traumatized will Bigfoot be. Maybe it’s a good thing that they stay hidden and mysterious for the benefit of themselves.
    I personally would not believe in Bigfoot if it weren’t for what Rinpoche said https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/they-exist.html

    In this post, I had goose bumps when I read the part where Peter Hurkos was able to ‘psychometrise’ Bigfoot! Interesting!

  24. justin cheah on Sep 27, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    Yes sounds convincing but i still need to see their bones to be 100% sure. I fond the belief of the existence of BigFoot in the planet but if we can find dinosaur bones everywhere in the world, then it should not be too difficult to find one big foot bone unless there is a civilisation among BigFoot which takes care of their kind’s remains once they die or and i don’t think BigFoot is immortal. Even if BigFoot have longer life span, surely there should be some findings of remains of a BigFoot?

  25. Julia Tan on Sep 27, 2017 at 8:38 pm

    I can’t wait to meet Big Foot! I think it’s fascinating to be able to have a big foot friend. I believe Big Foot is a kind and intelligent creature that live in another space on earth. Infact I do not want them to be found because I do not want them to be caught, sent to lab and suffer from all kind of tests. We have seen enough animals being tested. It’s cruel and inhuman. I want Big Foot to live happily, free of disaster of civilisation in the forest, caves or in the snow. I want them to be safe.

  26. Datuk May on Sep 27, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Although not 100% conclusive, the scientific and psychic analysis and conclusions of the existence of BIgfoot are pretty convincing that these huge beings do exist.

    What is convincing is the dermal ridges test results of two different sets from places very far from each other and with a time lapse of 10 years. As explained in this article, dermal ridges are like human finger prints. From our experience and knowledge, finger prints definitely defines individual and cannot be forged. Our finger prints are us. Therefore I tend to believe that Big foot exist as they have left their prints for us to acknowledge their presence.

    Are Big foot mystical and for reasons known to them only, avoid human contact?

  27. Fong on Jun 9, 2017 at 2:17 pm

    With these fascinating scientific methods for identifying primates and humans, you would think that we would be finding Bigfoot soon. But, somehow they have eluded us despite the efforts of many to find them. Even though these dermal ridges prove that there are creatures that are like human but yet are not human and cannot be found except for the footprints.

    Why were no remains ever found of these beings? Even elephant carcasses have been found when none had been before. Now we know where elephants go to die but Bigfoot? Fossils of dinosaurs and mammoths have been found but still no Bigfoot. If we believe in alternate universe, then could they be found in a parallel universe?

    I wonder when we will find the answer, if ever.

  28. Paul Yap on Apr 26, 2017 at 7:53 pm

    I always believes in the existence of Big Foot, and i think they are some kind of mystical creatures with extraordinary ability to hide and protect themselves. Now there are concrete evidence used by the scientist to proof the existence of Big foot. Using the dermal ridges, scientist has able to establish the existence of more than just one Bigfoot, and that they are in fact a species like humans, spread over a large area.

    To Tibetans, Big Foot is not something strange to them. I often heard from Tsem Rinpoche that Tibetan Lamas used to have big foot to served them like student does while doing meditation in a remote mountain. The big foot will bring the Lama wild fruits, berries and firewood on a daily basis.

  29. Vivian Ong on Apr 16, 2017 at 11:55 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for sharing this article. The part which I find interesting is Peter Hurkos part where he can do a ‘reading’ on the briefcase without knowing its contents. His psychic abilities to be able to see into past, present and future associations by merely touching an object happened after he gain consciousness from a coma. So, I guess Bigfoot really exist if Peter Hurkos can describe and sketch out an image of Bigfoot.

    With folded palms,
    Vivian

  30. Lim Han Nee on Apr 16, 2017 at 6:20 pm

    It is truly exciting that there is mounting evidence that Bigfoot does exist! This interesting article by David Lai contains the evidence gathered via three different types of investigations – via analysis of the audio recording of the digitalised sounds made by a Bigfoot, via an analysis of the dermal ridges of over 100 footprint casts collected over a span of 20 years and from different localities, and via the “psychometrising” of an image of the Bigfoot through a psychic reading of a hidden footprint cast of a Bigfoot.

    All in all, from the three methods of analysis and deduction, it has been concluded that the Bigfoot is part man and part ape, but more man than ape. According to the renowned psychic,Peter Hurkos , it is not a gorilla. It has a strong chest and long arms.It is 8 to 9 feet tall. It weighs about 500 lbs.It is hairy with long hair covering its body, but with short facial hair. The sketch done of a Bigfoot by Peter Hurkos is by far the clearest image of a Bigfoot.

    It remains now for someone to capture a Bigfoot or at least to capture a clear shot of it on camera. Nonetheless, the Bigfoot remains largely elusive, and my belief is that it is quite an evolved being and is semi-mystical as well.

  31. wan wai meng on Mar 28, 2017 at 1:16 am

    This is new information that I have never seen on Bigfoot before.

    Some of these information are interesting to say the least. I suppose the only thing left is to get hold of a live Bigfoot. What is interesting is that no Bigfoot has been captured before. A bigfoot is very powerful and strong, so to catch one will not be so easy and it being a creature that lives in the woods, it has much more advantage than normal humans, it senses can detect a human from miles away.

  32. Echeah on Mar 19, 2017 at 4:04 pm

    Peter Graves, and these very old videos! I do have some recollection of seeing Peter Graves on TV as a young kid! Way back then they already had the capacity to study voice recordings and identification to such extent, amazing.

    I wonder why Big Foot keeps eluding the human realm up till today. There is so much evidence of their existence amongst us but they still do not show their face, neither do they harm though they are said to be over-sized compared to the human species.

    They must be rather camera shy, avoiding social interaction (with other species!), preferring to mind their own business. Maybe they are very considerate beings because they might be afraid of frightening us since they look strange to our species hence they avoid us or it’s their survival instinct as perhaps they consider the human species to be more dangerous or a threat to their survival.

    • Pastor David Lai on Mar 20, 2017 at 10:16 pm

      Hi Echeah,
      You brought up a really interesting question about Bigfoot and I have also pondered about this and I have come up with my very own theory about this. First of all, the obvious reason would be that they are far more agile and much faster than the average human being due to their size and muscular structure. So, they probably are able to evade humans especially in the thick foliage of the wilderness that they are familiar with.

      On the other hand, I think they are probably ‘sensitive’ or perhaps psychic. They probably have a highly developed ESP -‘extra sensory perception’ to be able to assess the danger of being in close proximity with human beings. I have always suspected this because they always prefer to hide and stay away from humans as if they knew that it would not be good for them.

  33. JP on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:38 pm

    Bigfoot, sasquatch, abominable snowman or yeti are just various names of the same type of being. They have been spotted all over the world. The descriptions of their physical appearance are very similar.

    I believe that such beings exist and it is just a matter of time that more evidence surface. In Tibet, sightings of yetis are very common. To the Tibetans, they are a kind of animal. There are also accounts from Tibetan lamas that they have trained yetis to bring them food and pass written messages to other lamas when they are in retreat in the Himalayan mountains.

    Thank you Pastor David for this fascinating article!

  34. Edwin Tan on Mar 17, 2017 at 2:28 pm

    It is fascinating to read how science reveals more about the unknown for us.

    I just wish for the day where they can be out in the open and living alongside with us.

    Thank you Pastor David for more insights on Big Foot with regards to dermal ridges.

  35. Pastor Antoinette on Mar 17, 2017 at 11:07 am

    Wow, dermal ridges is another part of the puzzle to Bigfoot. The thorough work of the people in the documentary brings evidence to us about the species of Bigfoot just like many people who witnessed them in the wilderness like Reinhold Messner did about the Yeti. It would be interesting to know if there is a difference between Bigfoot, Yeti and Sasquatch or if it is just a different name give by the local people.

    Thank you Pastor David Lai for your research and sharing about the Dermal Ridges!

  36. Choong on Mar 16, 2017 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you Pastor David for compiling these pretty much irrefutable evidence of the existence of the Big Foot or Yeti or Sasquatch. I remember another which is the ratio of the length of the arms vs. the legs which is consistent in the many captured images and different from that of primates and humans.

    I await the day we will see Big Foot in Full HD.

  37. Stella Cheang on Mar 16, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Always fascinated about how latest scientific analysis can be put to good use to shred light to the existence of mystical creatures. Now, with the similar conclusions from vocal tract analysis and dermal ridge findings, it is with certainty that Big Foot does exist. This is a “new” species purportedly more evolved than any animals that we had known. Since they are living in the wild, I hope the scientist who are keen to learn more will not cross the boundary of capturing and keeping the Big Foot in captivity in the name of research. May all sentient beings live in harmony with each other. Thank you Pastor David for this sharing.

    • Pastor David Lai on Mar 23, 2017 at 3:24 am

      Thank you Stella. However, I wouldn’t call Bigfoot more evolved because human beings are suppose to be the most evolved because we developed intelligence, language, technology and so forth. Bigfoot on the other hand evolved greater physical prowess and have been able to evade man till this day. I still think it is partly because of their speed and agility combined with their heightened extra sensory perception or sixth sense. They are able to pick up on our presence and intent. I guess they didn’t really like our intent and have mostly stayed away in the wilderness and evaded mankind. This was quite clear.

  38. Samfoonheei on Mar 16, 2017 at 1:34 pm

    With modern and high technology scientist can determine their research investigations much easier.Can imagine they could even conclude towards the existence of Bigfoot,with sound recorded which they can know the size of the creature.That was a wonderful discovery and with the evidence of dermal ridges from the foot prints plaster cast scientists can definitely said that Big foot do exists in this world.
    There are indeed so many credible eyewitnesses across the land,their description of the species so consistently and emphatically led to researchers eventually supported that the hairy creature or Big foot do exists after all.
    Fantastic a psychic investigator, Peter Hurkos could‘psychometrise’ various characteristics that matches those of Bigfootjust from a suitcase which adermal ridges of Big foot casting inside.
    Thank you Pastor David for sharing these interesting article.

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  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:59 PM
    A legendary figure of Buddhism in Buryatia was Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, charismatic Buddhist master and visionary and national hero, who had spread the Tantric Buddhist tradition. Interesting read of this forgotten story of Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov, a monk who briefly ruled as a dharma king. He amazingly created a nonviolence Buddhist kingdom who protected thousands of women, children, and men at that time. In 1920’s Soviet government considered Lubsan Samdan Tsydenov to be rebels and Traditional Buryat culture was erased since then. Buddhist monasteries in Buryatia were destroyed and many followers were murdered. He was well remembered as a true Dharma King and a national hero. Interesting read of a Great Lama.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/great-lamas-masters/lubsan-samdan-tsydenov-the-dharma-king-of-buryatia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 10. 2021 03:57 PM
    We came to this world with nothing and leaving with nothing. There nothings that belongs to us. Whatever we own is temporary on loan only, so we should be glad in this life we are in human form. We should appreciate what we have at this moment, , doing , learning Dharma and practicing Dharma for a good and meaningful cause. Transforming our mind and benefiting others instead of ourselves.
    What Rinpoche had said and explained , very true indeed … we don’t own our body. Well use our body for the greater good of others. Reading the transcript by Tsem Rinpoche tells us more understanding .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this profound teachings.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-you-dont-own-your-body.html
  • sarassitham
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 11:20 PM
    Thank you for the wonderful sharing, it’s truly amazing. Each one of these statues is special and drool-worthy, and they have rightly signified the place where they stand today.

    Even when we don’t have the opportunity too witness those beautiful Buddha Statues, yet we are blessed merely by looking at it.
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:19 PM
    Reading this article again, truly feeling sorry those refugees in Netherlands. Staying in another country far away from homeland is already sad. They need to start from scratch, could imagine their situation living in a foreign facing a lot of hinders such languages, cultures and so forth. The sad state of refugees living in Netherlands is really bad. The Netherlands has had a reputation as a humanitarian haven, with refugees and immigrants as the situation in their country isn’t safe enough. But entering as refugees they ended up living in empty offices, as room . The government authorities failed to provide basic amenities for those rejected ones who have not or cannot leave the country. The refugees are stuck in a system, were call as an illegal immigrant. They wandered in the streets of Amsterdam, moving from one place to another left in the cold winter. Lucky enough they have volunteers helping them supplying blankets , foods for them. Hopefully the authorities could do more to help those refugees out there and the situation right now has improved.
    Thank you Melissa for sharing this .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/the-building-wanderers-of-amsterdam.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:17 PM
    Being generous also makes us feel better about ourselves. Generosity is both a natural confidence builder and a natural repellent of self-hatred. By focusing on what we are giving rather than on what we are receiving. Acts of generosity, such as giving our time, talent or resources, and expecting nothing in return, have been proven to be good for our health. Generous individuals are personally more fulfilled, happier and more peaceful within themselves. Enrich our life and that of others by practicing generosity. That’s what I consider true generosity without anything in return.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Datuk May for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/generosity-giving-gifts.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Friday, Apr 9. 2021 01:15 PM
    A Stunning Chenrezig Thangka with an interesting story behind it.Detailed explanations of the iconography of this Buddha. Having understand about it ,will help us to practice better . Chenrezig is the bodhisattva that symbolizes the compassion of all Buddhas.The qualities of Chenrezig is indeed amazing in such away benefited many of us. According to legend, Chenrezig made an vow that he would not rest until he had liberated all the beings in all the realms of suffering. Reciting the Chenrezig mani mantra and practising profound meditation on the nature of sound is believed to be powerful.
    Thank you Rinpoche and Beatrix for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/a-chenrezig-thangka.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    Meaningful poems tells us a thousand words. Value and appreciate every moment of our life with those around us. Rinpoche had a very strong connection with Manjushri since childhood and its not surprised the way Rinpoche describe the divine. Lovely poems for us to ponder deeply.
    Thank you Rinpoche for sharing this with us.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/purpose.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Tuesday, Apr 6. 2021 04:52 PM
    It is important to use these difficult times as life lessons, growing and shaping us to blossom into a stronger and wiser person every day. Stay strong and be tough, working as a team, sharing out as a team. Whatever happen then through thick and thin, individual commitment to work as a team is what makes a team work successful toward a common vision. It is true that we can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed as a team. Never give up even its hard with nothing much. Alone, we can do so little compare to working together, we can do so much.
    Reading this quote will inspire us to improve ourselves and our life so that we may be successful someday as a team.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/dont-see-the-porridge-and-run.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:04 PM
    The incredible story of the Chinese paper cut artist Ku Shulan. She is one such inspiring lady in the Chinese world of paper cutting. Been born in poor peasant family, doesn’t deter her from doing what she loves most. She had come along way of struggles and hardship to be where she was. She only showed her talent in later life following awakening from a coma after a head injury, discovered by Shanxi Province Cultural Center. Ku Shulan was designated “Master of China Folk Art and Crafts” by UNESCO and was bestowed many domestic awards for her beautiful paper cuttings. Sadly Ku Shulan passed away in 2004 at age 84, but her popularity, and reputation continue to grow . Her unique coloured paper cuttings are the jewel of Chinese folk art and will remain forever so.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this inspiring post of a talented lady.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/ku-shulan-goddess-of-paper-cut.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:03 PM
    Do Dharma work. Do Dharma practice. Chase after Dharma…..well said by Rinpoche. Life is meaningless when we only chase for money, fame only at the of life nothing is left for us. What remains is just memories when we are gone. As we grew older , it’s time to chase after something that can last long till our last breathe. Learning, practicing Dharma is the best choice. Since learning and practicing dharma have my life change, benefiting other makes my wonderful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing with folded hands. Rinpoche had showed me the way and so as many more others.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/chasing.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Monday, Apr 5. 2021 03:00 PM
    Inspiring comment by Claire Briard who only met Rinpoche on facebook gave up eating meat. It has since changed his life and she have so much more respect for the all animals. She did wonderfully by encouraging her friends and anyone she met to go meatless. Beautiful message . Do not harm animals , give them a chance to live.
    Thank you Rinpoche this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/claire-briard.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:40 PM
    Reading this old post had me think deeply how fragile life is. Nothing is permanent as life goes by. Over 50 people have died in India, most of them in Sikkim, in a devastating earthquake back in 2011. The measured a forceful 6.8 on the Richter scale had caused a significant damage in Nepal and Sikkim border. Earthquake tremors were felt in parts of India, Tibet and West Bengal. Thousands of people trapped in remote areas of Sikkim, rescue and relief teams had try every possible way to help them. Many villages in quake-hit Sikkim are out of reach and thousands are said to be affected. Sad to know that hundreds of houses have reportedly collapsed and many suffered substantial damage . We are fortunate to live in Malaysia where we do not experience earthquake at all. Whatever it is we need to appreciate every moment in our lives to learn , practice Dharma . Lives our life to the fullness meaningful.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/current-affairs/sikkim-earthquake-hits-india-tibet-and-nepal.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Sunday, Apr 4. 2021 04:25 PM
    Amazing a huge image of Shakyamuni Buddha on the Bayan-Khongor mountain near the village of Bayangol, Russia is created. Very unique creation indeed. It was considered the largest Buddha image in Russia and in the list of the largest Buddha images in the world. The locals has long been considered the Bayan-Khongor rock as a sacred place in the Khorinsky Buryats. The image of Buddha Shakyamuni was made with minimal impact on nature. What the creators were amazing ,they did not carve a full-fledged statue. Only the top layer of the rock was removed, the Buddha image were drawn and painted with paint. When an image of Buddha of this gigantic size is created, it is also a tremendous, incomparable virtue and great blessing for all whom merely seeing it.
    On the consecration day of this huge Buddha image, Venerable Yelo Rinpoche performed the consecration ritual. Thousands of pilgrims from different parts of Buryatia and other cities of Russia attended the historical event. Looking at the pictures tells all. Accordingly, the larger, richer and more beautiful the offerings, the more they accumulate good merit. Lots of flowers , fruits , foods , cakes and so forth been offered .
    Thank you Rinpoche for this wonderful sharing. Even I have not been there, looking at this huge image is a blessing .

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-largest-buddha-shakyamuni-in-russia.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:08 PM
    Interesting discoveries…. Scientists do believe that about 100 billion stars in our galaxy, and in the universe about 100 billion galaxies. So it won’t be surprised that it had sheds light on the evolutionary history of early human ancestors. With the discoveries of rare human skulls dated millions years ago found by researchers in many different parts of the world, have proven that an early civilization did exist after all. Genuinely primitive and ancient human skulls were discovered in countries such Africa, China and so forth.
    Archaeologists have unearthed ancient skeletons with pointy, artificially deformed skulls belonging to an early human ancestor that lived 3.8 million years ago. Similar evidence of civilizations with deformed craniums were also found in many countries as well. Interesting… other than these discoveries the scientist and researchers did discovered aliens do exist too and we are not alone after all. Many sightings of aliens from different places in part of the world were seen by many eye witnesses. Ancient treasure artefacts found in a historic caves have added to claims ancient civilizations on earth were visited by advanced species from outer space.
    Thank you Rinpoche this interesting post.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/science-mysteries/ancient-aliens-the-visitors-season-1-episode-3.html
  • Samfoonheei
    Saturday, Apr 3. 2021 04:06 PM
    Choosing a religion is our choice. Its doesn’t matter what religion we chose we are to respect each other in order to have a harmonious surrounding. Every of us have the right to profess and to practice his or her religion. Freedom of religion is a principle that supports the freedom of any individual.
    Truly disappointed reading all those comments after when Rinpoche had mentioned that Rinpoche practiced Dorje Shugden. Somehow many positive comments too. Rinpoche had come along way from New Jessey to India then to Malaysia. We are fortunate to have met Rinpoche in this lives, learning and practicing Dharma and taking Dorje Shugden as our Dharma Protector. All i can say is through Rinpoche’s teaching, many of us has benefited from zero to be better person. Rinpoche had gave and showing us the light to be where we are today.
    Rinpoche had created a place of peace and heaven I would say it from my bottom of my heart. Rinpoche had worked tirelessly for the benefits of all sentient beings and trying to bring the wrong concept of viewing Dorje Shugden to those against the practice. The Tibetan leadership have their own agenda all these years, causing sufferings and disunity among the people practicing Dorje Shugden.
    Once for all hopefully the Dorje Shugden controversy will goes down into history.
    Thank you Rinpoche for this sharing . May more people read this blog to get a better view.

    https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/behind-the-scenes/thank-you-for-the-positivity.html

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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.
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Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
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My Dharma boy (left) and Oser girl loves to laze around on the veranda in the mornings. They enjoy all the trees, grass and relaxing under the hot sun. Sunbathing is a favorite daily activity. I care about these two doggies of mine very much and I enjoy seeing them happy. They are with me always. Tsem Rinpoche Always be kind to animals and eat vegetarian- https://bit.ly/2Psp8h2
After you left me Mumu, I was alone. I have no family or kin. You were my family. I can\'t stop thinking of you and I can\'t forget you. My bond and connection with you is so strong. I wish you were by my side. Tsem Rinpoche
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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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Beautiful pictures of the huge Buddha in Longkou Nanshan- https://bit.ly/2LsBxVb
The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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The reason-Very interesting thought- https://bit.ly/2V7VT5r
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NEW Bigfoot cafe in Malaysia! Food is delicious!- https://bit.ly/2VxdGau
DON\'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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DON'T MISS THIS!~How brave Bonnie survived by living with a herd of deer~ https://bit.ly/2Lre2eY
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Global Superpower China Will Cut Meat Consumption by 50%! Very interesting, find out more- https://bit.ly/2V1sJFh
You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
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You can download this beautiful Egyptian style Dorje Shugden Free- https://bit.ly/2Nt3FHz
Beautiful high file for print of Lord Manjushri. May you be blessed- https://bit.ly/2V8mwZe
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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
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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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  • April 12, 2021 03:20
    Eden asked: Dear Pastors, How are all of you doing? I have a few questions here. I will be very grateful if you can answer them. Thank you. 1) If we are here because of our previous life karma, previous previous karma and so on. May i know when does all of this started? How does this chain of karma started? Im sure we all had our 1st life and everything had a beginning to it. 2) I am currently facing some problem over my career pathway, are there any practices and mantras that I can do to request for guidance?
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  • April 11, 2021 00:23
    Lara asked: Hello pastors, I have a family member suffering from depression right now. May I know how I can help him to overcome this? Thank you.
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  • April 10, 2021 07:50
    ray asked: hi pastor i have a question regarding purification practices because ive been having some doubts now, is it true that some people say engaging in purification practices bad things would then happen to the practitioner after that? be it being sick or facing obstacles coming after that.
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. When we engage in purification practices, what we are purifying is our negative karma. If you know about karma, you know that eventually you will need to experience your karma, be this negative or positive. When you experience your negative karma, then you experience negative situations. This could be something major, like having an accident, to something very minor such as feeling bad if say a loved one says something in a way that you perceive as being negative. Any experience you have that you perceive as negative, is a manifestation of your negative karma. During purification practices, through your own effort of invoking upon the enlightened beings and practice of the Four Opponent Powers, you are able to purify this negative karma. However, for a negative karma to be fully exhausted, you need to experience it. Say you have a karma to get into an accident, if you don't purify and exhaust it, then you will need to suffer from it 100%. This could mean getting into a car accident which is very severe and you are hurt badly. If you engage in purification practices then you can purify, let's say 99% of the karma. But for it to be exhausted fully, you still need to experience it. In this case, maybe you do get into an accident. Since you have purified most of the karma, your car only bumps into another car very softly. You don't even feel it, the person in the other car doesn't feel it and you car is not damaged at all. This is the reason why some people say if you engage in purification practices, bad things will happen. And because of that people are put off doing purification practices. This is wrong thinking because if you do experience negative situations when engaged in purification practices, this could be because: a) What you experienced is actually the purified karma, rather than the full force of the karma. In this case you should rejoice that through your effort of engaging in the practice, you didn't experience something much worse. b) It could just simply be the manifestation of a karma that wasn't purified. This means, you would have had to go through this experience anyway. c) Because you are engaged in purification practices, you are thinking of karma a lot. Therefore, when such experiences occur then you attribute it to karma, and then think it is linked to your purification practice. Then you believe that doing purification practices is bad because you have to suffer from such experiences. This is wrong thinking. Perhaps even if you were not doing purification practices, then you would still experience the situation, but you wouldn't actually think anything of it. You would just go about the rest of your day as usual. That being said, when you are doing purification practices, there comes a point were certain negative karma is so weak that you need to experience it for it to be exhausted completely. This can and does manifest as negative situations, such as minor illnesses, or even accidents, etc. However, the point to remember is the karma causing these situations have been purified so they are very mild compared to their full form. These negative situations can also be purified/exhausted in dreams, etc. Another way they can be purified is having mental disturbances or emotional ups and downs when actually doing the purification practices. In essence, you will need to feel the effects of your negative karma in some form or another, so better that you experience it in a very mild form right? This is what purification practices helps you to do. Purification practices are not something to be scared of. In fact, you should rejoice when engaged in purification practices. On a more deeper level, without some form of purification practice it is hard to understand higher aspects of the Dharma. Your negative karma will block you from being able to understand the Dharma and then internalise it. That is why purification practices are emphasised within each and every tradition and are a prerequisite for higher teaching such as tantra. The benefits of purification practices (such as enabling you to exhaust your negative karma in a very mild form, and preparing your mind for higher teachings) outweighs having to experience a very small negative situation. Therefore think about the benefits of purification practice and contemplate on it. This will help you to develop faith in them and get rid of any doubts or fears that you may have. I hope this helps.
  • April 1, 2021 04:54
    You are awesome! asked: Hello, you are awesome! keep going!
    pastor answered: Thank you for your kind message. It is very encouraging for us to read. May you always be blessed by the Three Jewels.
  • March 28, 2021 15:08
    vikas baluni asked: abut growth of my business
    pastor answered: Dear Vikas Baluni, I am unclear as to the actually meaning of your question but I believe you are asking how to increase and grow your business. According to Buddhism, everything that we go through in life is due to karma, this includes both the good things and the bad things. Therefore, for your business to grow and do well depends on your good karma. Only one type of energy can overcome karma and is always good for your, and that is what we call merit or punya (in sanskrit). So in order to have merit for your business to do well, you have to take actions that generate merit. The main of these is to transform your mind to become a more compassionate and wiser person, to help others less fortunate, to engage in pujas and other such virtuous activities. There are certain deity practices that are well-known in Buddhism to help increase the energies of wealth and success in our lives. These can help your business to grow. Once such practice is that of Bhagawan Gyenze, you can click here to find out more: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html Bhagawan Gyenze will definitely help you to grow your business, if you have a good motivation. If you motivation is only about yourself, then your business will not grow that much. But if you have the motivation help others, then Bhagawan Gyenze will help you even more. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 25, 2021 01:11
    Jason asked: I have been practicing white dzambala and the bathing / water tormas for quite some time now. Recently I have been getting regular dreams where white dzambala appears and just smiles at me, or I dream that I am doing white dzambala chutor practice. I understand that when lama tsongkhapa got dreams of deities he thought that this was Mara acting up and paid no attention to it until his lama said something. My lama is currently on retreat and it is difficult to contact him. Please give me some advice on what is happening. I'm just some normal beginners smuck and I'm getting worried that this is a bad sign. When I wake up I feel at peace... But according to commentaries this could be Mara.
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. I am really happy to hear that you are engaging in Dzambhala's practice. It's extremely beneficial. You are right that Lama Tsongkhapa ignored his dreams of deities, and viewed them as bad signs. But before jumping to conclusions, we must analyse the reasons why Lama Tsongkhapa ignored not only his dreams, also the visions of the deities he received. The reason that Lama Tsongkhapa did not consider it a positive sign is because as practitioners on the spiritual path, it is all too easy to get carried away with 'signs' or advice, visions, dreams from supposed deities. Sometimes if we 'analyse' them it can lead us in the wrong direction because of our mistaken understanding. Sometimes, other entities can also enter our dreams and tell us things that we believe, hence we start practising things that are not Dharmic in nature. Lama Tsongkhapa warned against such things, rather Lama Tsongkhapa said that we should rely on the Dharma teachings that are genuine and transmitted to us through an unbroken line through our lineage. Generally speaking however, these dreams you are having are literally just dreams, so there is nothing to worry about. One category of dreams we have are known as samsaric dreams. These arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we make a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. When we have dreams such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. Because we have been engaging in sustained practice, or have imprints from previous lives, these can surface in our dreams hence we have dreams of Buddhas, our teachers, etc. There is nothing to worry about or to consider overly auspicious or a 'sign'. Just realise that you have had the dream, do not allow your thoughts to dwell on it, accept it and move on. However, do take note that you had these dreams and once your Guru is out of retreat, please consult your Guru and inform him/her of these occurances and seek your Guru's advice if any. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 23, 2021 02:01
    Jason asked: I white dzambhala is a wealth deity but can he also act as a dharma protector?
    pastor answered: Dear Jason, Thank you for your question. The practice of Dzambhala is actually a Yidam practice, this means that Dzambhala is a meditational deity. When you engage in his practice, as well as bestowing wealth, through his practice you also develop qualities that help you progress towards enlightenment. In the case of Dzambhala, the primary quality he helps you develop is actually generosity, which is one of the Six Perfections. Therefore, although he is known as a wealth deity, he is much, much more than that. When you engage in his practice, you are actually developing virtuous qualities in your mindstream. The function of Dharma Protectors however is to remove obstacles and to create conducive conditions so that you can transform your mind. Hence, the function of a meditational deity and a Dharma Protector is different. That being said, when you engage in Dzambhala's practice properly, you do gain wealth. Generally, we only consider this wealth to be external wealth, but Dzambhala's practice is more than that, because through his practice you gain internal wealth which are virtuous qualities. Due to the fact his practice also brings material wealth, he is known as a wealth deity. When you practice any meditational deity, you will gain some physical benefit as well, which can seem to mirror the effect of Dharma Protectors, but their function is very different. Dzambhala for example grants material wealth, but his actually function is to increase inner wealth. Another example would be Medicine Buddha, outward he heals our physical body, but inwardly he also helps to heal our minds and develop qualities such as compassion. Dharma Protectors can also help to heal our body, but for real internal change, we need to rely on a meditational deity. I hope this answer helps.
  • March 16, 2021 21:23
    ray asked: Dear pastors, i have a question regarding vajra and bells. can one use them if they do not have any sort of initiation or whatsoever?
    pastor answered: Dear Ray, Thank you for your question. You are right that traditionally vajras and bells are only used after receiving initiation. However, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche recommended learning how to use the vajra and bell, as a means of creating the causes to receive initiation in the future. That said, there are many dos and don'ts related to using the vajra and bell. You can learn not only how to use them, but also vajra and bell etiquette from one of Kechara's Pastors. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • March 7, 2021 17:30
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Do you recommend doing Tsem Rinpoche’s guru yoga as part of daily Sadhana? I am sure I read on the article for the name retreat that it could be done as daily prayers but now I can’t see that sentence? Thank you.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes of course, you may include Tsem Rinpoche's Guru Yoga as part of your daily sadhana if you wish. This creates a very strong bond with Tsem Rinpoche. If you are following the Diamond Path sadhana (https://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path), you insert the Guru Yoga after you have completed the Gaden Lhagyama (Guru Yoga of Lama Tsongkhapa). Alternative, if you are using a different prayer text, you insert the Guru Yoga after Gaden Lhagyama, or before any deity prayers that you do such as Manjushri, Tara, etc. After you complete the deity practice section of your sadhana, you continue on to your Dharma protector practice, and finish with your completion dedication. I hope this helps. Do let us know if this is not clear. Thanks.
  • March 4, 2021 22:52
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Can a lay person work towards the preliminary practices by accumulating daily ? Many thanks.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Yes, of course. Anyone can engage in the preliminary practices, you don't have to be ordained in order to do so. However for one's practice to be considered a full preliminary practice, you need to do 100,000 repetitions of whichever practice you are engaged in without break. That means you must engage in at least one session a day, until the count is completed. 10% of the count is also added on top, to make up for any unintentional mistakes. So the figure would actually be 110,000. If you skip a day, that means you have broken your preliminary retreat. If this occurs you can still dedicate the practice you have done so far, and you will still benefit from the merit generated and the purification of negative karma from the practice, but it is not counted as a full preliminary practice. Also you must adhere to the retreat procedures for the duration of the time it takes you to complete the particular preliminary practice. For example, an altar with daily offerings, retreat seat with swastika, refraining from eating black foods, etc. This may not be convenient for most people in our day and age. So what you can do is to spend a certain amount of time accumulating a specific figure, for example 10,000 repetitions of a particular practice. Seal the practice at the end with a strong dedication, like the King of Prayers. Later on, you can repeat the procedure more times until you complete 100,000. This method was given by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche for modern-day practitioners who do not have the time to complete 100,000 in one go. While it technically does not constitute a full preliminary retreat, you still gain immense merits and purification from engaging in the practice, even if spaced out. As Rinpoche said, it's better for you to do mini preliminary retreats than not doing any of the preliminary practices whatsoever. That being said, if you do have the ability to do a full preliminary retreat and it will not negatively impact you, such as create financial difficulties or strain familial relationships, then of course go ahead! To have the sincere wish to engage in any Dharma practice is wonderful. You can read more about the individual preliminary practices here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/preliminary-practice.html You can watch a short teaching on the preliminary practices by H.E. Tsem Rinpoche here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/cosmic-tantra.html
  • March 3, 2021 04:13
    Sandra asked: Dear respected pastors, what are dreams? Do dreams have significance? Are they simply images the mind views at night - do they resemble the dreamer's state of mind? Thank you for all your replies :) :)
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Hello. Nice to see you back here. On the normal level, both waking and dream states are both marred by our delusions. The teachings tell us that this deluded state continues through all our experiences, whether during the dreaming or waking states. The way to overcome this is to "wake up" from our delusions, or reach enlightenment. Normally when people think of dreams, they do so in psychological terms and so focus on the content of the dream. When we investigate the nature of the dream itself, we begin to investigate something deeper, the processes that underlies the whole of our existence. Understand this propels you further along the spiritual journey towards enlightenment. We have many dreams during one night of sleep, and may or may not consciously remember then when we wake up. In terms of content, dreams can be used to work through psychological issues or can indicate certain issues and overcoming them (as is common within Western psychological practices). In Tibetan Buddhism, dreams can be used for much more. In the advanced practices, one can transform ordinary dreams to further one's spiritual journey. This is not only in terms of working through psychological issues, but in terms of meditation and practice as well. Generally, there are three types of dreams as described below. Most of us only experience the first type, unless we progress on the spiritual path. 1. Samsaric dreams: these arise from karma and karmic traces in the mind. This can also include emotions, memories, etc. The meaning we find in these dreams are imputed by the dreamer, and not inherent in the dream. This also applies to waking life. We impute meaning onto situations and circumstances, rather than the meaning being inherent to the circumstance. It is like reading a book. Words in the book are just marks on paper, however, because we use our sense of meaning, we take a meaning out of it. However, this is always open to interpretation. For example, if you tell your dream to two people, they can interpret the meaning very differently, even though you told them the exact same details. 2. Clarity dreams: These dreams occur when you are fairly progressed in meditational practices and can carry this into the dream state. These dreams arise not from the emotions, or memories, etc., but from more subtler forms of karma and delusions. However, just like in waking mediational practice, you are not affected by the images or thoughts that appear to you. 3. Clear Light dreams: In the advanced tantric practices, there are teachings called dream yoga. The object of these is to achieve the clear light dreams, which are very difficult to achieve and take years and years of intense practice. The most important clear light mind that arises is actually at the time of our death, if we are trained enough in this very subtle state, we can actually control where we take rebirth. If we are more experienced in this state, then we can actually use it to meditate on the teachings and achieve enlightenment. Clear light dreams are a "lesser" type of clear light mind, that helps practitioners prepare for the time of death. When we have an auspicious dream such as of our teacher, our practice, the Buddhas, etc., even though this is auspicious, it is still more than likely to be just a samsaric dream. There are instances however, when the enlightened beings and Dharma protectors will send practitioners dreams to help with their practice or as methods of divination. Tsem Rinpoche once told us of a very powerful Nyingma lama known for his divination abilities. Students would ask him a question, then he would take a nap, and receive divination advice in this dreams, which he would then relay to his students. This lama was well-known for this ability because his dream divinations were extremely accurate. As I am sure you can tell, the scope of dreams with the Buddhist context is very vast and I will not be able to cover everything here. However, I hope that what I have written helps your understanding. Thank you.
  • March 1, 2021 23:37
    Sandra asked: Hello dear pastors, wish we could have an article like the one below to highlight the auspicious days of 2021. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/auspicious-days.html
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your suggestion. At the moment, there are no plans to publish another article with 2021 dates. But I have listed out some of the auspicious days and their dates for this year for you. I have only included future dates, not those that have already passed. Saga Dawa Duchen - 26th May 2021 Chokhor Duchen - 14th July 2021 Dorje Shugden Day - 24th August 2021 Lhabab Duchen - 27th October 2021 Gaden Ngamchoe or Tsongkhapa Day - 29th December 2021 I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 27, 2021 03:31
    Sandra asked: Respected pastors, Is it ok to pray from different areas in the house (even where there is no altar)? I was told you can't create 2 altars in 1 house.
    pastor answered: Dear Sandra, Thank you for your question and its nice to see you here again. The reason why we pray in front of our altars is because it becomes a focal point of the enlightened energies we are invoking. Therefore it becomes a kind of portal for the energies of transformation, peace, healing, prosperity and protection. It is also the place where we make offerings to the Buddhas. As such, most people usually only have 1 altar in their home. However, you can have more than 1 altar in your home. As it is an altar, it should be complete with representations of the body, speech and mind of the Buddhas. This would be an image (either a statue, thangka, tsa tsa, poster, framed picture, etc), a Dharma text and a stupa. In front of these, you should have at least 1 type of offering or more. This can be a fixed offering or maybe even a set of water offerings, which you make every day. Since practitioners make offerings on a daily basis, most opt to have only 1 altar, but there is no rule in Buddhism to say you can only have 1 altar. The altar however, should be placed in a respectful place. So, not in the bathroom. Or if in the bedroom, you should put a screen up to block it when you are changing, sleeping, etc. Alternatively, you can keep it in a cupboard, and close the doors during such activities. But altars should be dedicated places to the Buddhas, so don't put secular items in the same place, such as on the same shelf, etc. When it comes to praying, it is usually done in front of the altar, as you are invoking the enlightened beings. When you do your prayers there it becomes a powerful place in your home, and provides you with a sacred space to pray and meditate. However, if circumstances are difficult, then of course you can pray elsewhere. For example, when I first set up an altar, I was living in a single room with not much space. I set up an altar on a shelf but was not able to pray in front of it. Once I had made offerings, I would simply sit in another part of the room and do the prayers there. If it is really not convenient, then of course it is permissible to do the prayers elsewhere. It is better to do the prayers, than not do them at all if you can't be in front of your altar. I hope this helps. Thank you.
  • February 25, 2021 01:33
    Kuenzang wangdi asked: What would be my most suitable colour ?
    pastor answered: Dear Kuenzang Wangdi, Thank you for your question. The following calculators may be of interest to you: Chinese Zodiac: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/horoscopes/the-chinese-zodiac.html Tibetan Astrology: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/tibetan-astrology/tibetan-astrology.html In relation to which colour if most favourable for you, unfortunately our calculators do not give this information. However, from a Buddhist practice viewpoint, what is more important is the transformation of the mind. Once we transform our minds according to teachings, we are able to overcome any obstacle and create good conditions for our lives. You can learn a very short mind transformation teaching here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/eight-verses-of-thought-transformation.html You can couple this with formal practice. If you are interested, a very good practice to bring energies of increase and generate a long life, merits, wealth and prosperity in your life, is the the practice of Gyenze. You can find information about the practice here: https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/dorje-shugden-gyenze-to-increase-life-merits-and-wealth.html. I hope this helps. Thanks.
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Amongst all pujas, the fire puja is considered the king of all Pujas. It is the most powerful of all pujas within Tibetan Buddhism and its purpose is basically to remove all obstacles and its stains to enlightenment.
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: Graceful hand mudras were also part of the ritual. - shared Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: One by one the offering substances were offered accompanied by traditional Tibetan recitations. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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Highlights from the Shize Peaceful Fire Puja: JP Thong ensuring that Geshela's ritual items are within easy reach. - shared by Pastor Antoinette
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