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21 Feb 17, 01:25 PM
jerry_sito: H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche's Mantra 尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切心咒 : OM AH GURU KIRTI DAZA SHATSEN DARA KYENDI SIDHI HUNG HUNG #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/1coXDRs 🐘🐘 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUIEYVYAE7Qws.jpg http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ShimmeringVY-01.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5FkPdEUEAApgrL.jpg
21 Feb 17, 01:23 PM
jerry_sito: Ladrang Light Offering Fund #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/22KC82Q 🕯 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5KDniJUMAAubd8.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5KDq9NUoAAPIrd.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5KDukXUMAE5PcZ.jpg
21 Feb 17, 01:23 PM
jerry_sito: Dorje Shugden holding the wish-fulfilling jewel to his heart represents that he can fulfil all wishes and increase your Dharma practice, increase the circumstances for you to meet the Dharma, increase the circumstances for you to learn that Dharma and increase the circumstances for you to understand the Dharma. This is what he swore to do when he first arose as a Dharma Protector. ~ H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche ( https://twitter.com/tsemtulku ) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5J_3eUUYAA9aBv.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5J_5fzUcAA5gZT.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5J_8t_VcAICDLN.jpg
21 Feb 17, 01:22 PM
jerry_sito: H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche’s Advice on Dorje Shugden Practice #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/2m2pxfu 📻 In the 1980s, Kyabje Zong Rinpoche bestowed the initiation of Dorje Shugden on Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen’s students at Thubten Dargye Ling centre in Los Angeles. Geshe-la had formally requested this initiation for his students https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5J8MRUVcAAC5TH.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5J8UaoVcAAK7wF.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5J8jjRVUAQbO1R.jpg
21 Feb 17, 02:53 AM
nana: hi
20 Feb 17, 05:34 PM
jerry_sito: How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak) #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/2lAUHKp 🌺 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Fexc_UMAA4uk4.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Fey5uUYAAjIiI.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Fez_CUoAAsJoo.jpg
20 Feb 17, 05:33 PM
jerry_sito: Blessed images... 👉 https://twitter.com/tsemtulku 📸 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5GSoBnUEAE516u.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5GSmZMUYAAcQXA.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5GSphQVYAA0iU8.jpg
20 Feb 17, 05:32 PM
jerry_sito: Is Dorje Shugden's Practice Dangerous? 👉 http://bit.ly/20rWnzp 😈 😇 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5FkPdEUEAApgrL.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5FkQ02UMAAhjya.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Fkx2FVcAAK4_Q.jpg
20 Feb 17, 05:30 PM
jerry_sito: "When you recite the mantras, it propels your mind into a higher state of awareness and it creates a great amount of merit. It is on the basis of merit one gains enlightenment and the purification of negative karma and higher thoughts, higher insights and realisations." ~ H.E. the 25th Tsem Rinpoche #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/2lZneK0 🎧 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5FgyAzVUAEA0Kg.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5FgzAYUoAE5JgU.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C5Fg31CUkAAvVNj.jpg
20 Feb 17, 02:29 PM
Pastor Shin: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Jindak-23.jpg

How Tibetan leadership treats a sponsor (jindak)
In this fundraising drive, H.E. Tsem Rinpoche and his students raised RM290,000 (or 4.36 million Indian rupees) for Gaden Monastery’s hospital.

Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/how-tibetan-leadership-treats-a-sponsor-jindak.html
20 Feb 17, 02:27 PM
Pastor Shin: http://www.kechara.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DorjeShugdenPuja46.jpg

How Dorje Shugden Helps
Dorje Shugden eases the suffering of our mind and helps us to acquire the resources we need to achieve our full spiritual potential. Once we forge a relationship with this guardian and most superior of friends, it is a connection of the spirit and mind we will never experience anywhere else. Such is Dorje Shugden’s promise to us.

Read more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/benefits/how-dorje-shugden-helps
20 Feb 17, 01:54 PM
Joy: The Meaning Behind Dorje Shugden’s Form
Like the Buddha, Dorje Shugden’s body manifested from his great attainments. Hence, every part of his form has deep spiritual significance. Dorje Shugden’s entire body represents the complete path of the Lamrim or the Stages of the Path to Enlightenment, and meditating upon it with correct understanding will generate great merits and spiritual attainments. This is a brief explanation of Dorje Shugden’s form: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/overview/the-meaning-behind-dorje-shugdens-form http://www.dorjeshugden.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/over-meaning-behind-ds-form-750x350.jpg
20 Feb 17, 01:48 PM
Joy: Hi all, did you know that you can submit a story/blog post here on this blog >>SUBMIT A STORY<< http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/submit-a-story
Guest writers and contributors are welcomed. The articles can be about Dharma, animals, supernatural, or inspirational stories. Any positive writings that will leave our readers with more knowledge after reading.
This blog is a platform for writers, ideas, subjects and opinions to be shared and discussed.
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20 Feb 17, 01:47 PM
Joy: Another EXCITING feature on the blog that I like.... >>PAGE VIEWS BY COUNTRY<< watch the views on the Blog INCREASE daily! See which country our visitors are coming from! LATEST Total Pageviews: 9, 174, 148 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/user-pictures/tblogpics-gprx66igr6.jpg https://s20.postimg.org/raoaqksj1/pgviewsbycountry.png
20 Feb 17, 01:43 PM
Joy: NOTICE THIS? We have a >>>LIVE TRAFFIC FEED<<< at the bottom right of this blog. You can see who is logging on, from which country they are from and which blog post they are reading right at this moment! See the interesting different posts that people are currently checking out from this blog! https://s20.postimg.org/uu56j9ox9/Live_Feed03.jpg https://s20.postimg.org/g9o3oftyl/20_2_2017_1_33_36_PM.jpg
20 Feb 17, 01:27 PM
Joy: Shimmering Vajrayogini from Ms. Wahyu
See this beautiful painting gifted to H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche especially made with lots of love... http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/students-friends/shimmering-vajrayogini-from-ms-wahyu.html http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/ShimmeringVY-01.jpg
20 Feb 17, 10:29 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8ytoxow0p4176.jpg Do you know what they did to this old erudite master Geshe Thupten Lama after serving them for years? Read here and be prepared to be shocked: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119404
20 Feb 17, 10:28 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: This educated, kind hearted and very determined young lady often went out to protest for a free Tibet in London as well as raise funds for the Tibetan communities in India. She really wanted to help the Tibetans. Guess what happened to her? See here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=119699 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8ytoxovu04901.jpg
19 Feb 17, 10:22 PM
Keng Hwa: Eh, goodnight, everyone and Rinpoche. =v=;
19 Feb 17, 10:18 PM
Liang Jing: Goodnight Rinpoche and everyone.
19 Feb 17, 10:17 PM
Liang Jing: 3. Why is important to be there and support our loved ones? ANS: Because they need our comfort and we care and love them.
19 Feb 17, 10:11 PM
Liang Jing: ​2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? ANS: In my opinion, I think is the listen
19 Feb 17, 10:05 PM
Liang Jing: ​2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? ANS: In my opinion, I should
19 Feb 17, 10:04 PM
ji shuen: Thank you and goodnight to Rinpoche and everybody see you next week!
19 Feb 17, 10:03 PM
Liang Jing: 1. What have you learnt from the article? Answer: I have learnt that when we helping people we should manage our emotion before we can take care of others. We should say something altought we scare we will said the wrong thing. And I have learnt the technique of how to comfort people.
19 Feb 17, 10:02 PM
Beatrix: Good night guys! :)
19 Feb 17, 10:02 PM
Pavara Lam: Thank you Bea for moderating :)
19 Feb 17, 10:02 PM
Sock Wan: Thank you!
19 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
Jutika Lam: Thank you for moderating Bea, good night everyone!
19 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
Naomi: Thank you for moderating Bea ;)
19 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
Beatrix: With this marks the end of our blog chat, thank you for joining guys! Hope to see you guys again next week! :)
19 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
Beatrix: Very good Pavara :)
19 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
Pavara Lam: 3. Why is important to be there and support our loved ones? ANS: We are all humans and since we love them we should also be there to care for them and help them go through hard times.
19 Feb 17, 10:00 PM
Keng Hwa: Brilliant.
19 Feb 17, 09:58 PM
Beatrix: Conclusion 3: It's important because love must be operated based on actions and not just empty words. We can say that we love someone very much but if there's no actions that follow after that, it just proves that the word "love", is something we conveniently say to cover up the fact that we don't want to do more.
19 Feb 17, 09:55 PM
Naomi: ​3. Why is important to be there and support our loved ones? ANS: Because if it isn't us then who else? and also, because in life we always have ups and downs and we always need to be there for them.
19 Feb 17, 09:55 PM
ji shuen: To support each other.
19 Feb 17, 09:54 PM
Nicklaus San: ​3. Why is important to be there and support our loved ones? ANS: Because our loved ones are the ones who are gonna be there for us no matter what and has always been caring for us... like our family. So we should always be there for them and love them
19 Feb 17, 09:54 PM
Liang Jing: 1. What have you learnt from the article? Answer: I have learnt that when we helping people we should manage our emotion before we can take care of others.
19 Feb 17, 09:54 PM
Keng Hwa: ​3. Why is important to be there and support our loved ones?

ANS: Loss and grief can be very lonely feelings, and through this, we may become isolated and start to lose ourselves without even noticing. Therefore, when we support a loved one, that is important, as through being there with him/her, we may be able to help them out and stop them from going into a dangerous depression.
19 Feb 17, 09:53 PM
Jutika Lam: Why is important to be there and support our loved ones? It is important to lend our support to our loved ones because they are going through a tough and rocky period of time and we should be by their side to comfort them and encourage them so that they can quickly get over it.
19 Feb 17, 09:53 PM
Sock Wan: 3. Why is important to be there and support our loved ones? ANS: Because they are our loved ones! hehehe... well, what family or friends are for? we have to support each other because when times are bad for us, they will also be there to support us.
19 Feb 17, 09:50 PM
Keng Hwa: Very true, Bea. Good point.
19 Feb 17, 09:50 PM
Beatrix: ​3. Why is important to be there and support our loved ones?
19 Feb 17, 09:49 PM
Beatrix: ​Conclusion​ 2​: I'd say that the most important thing is to manage our own feelings first. In order to be successful in comforting others, first, we ourselves have to address our own pains and issues. It's like telling someone not to steal, if we ourselves do not steal, automatically there's a higher chance for us to be successful in persuading someone; whereas if we steal, naturally we do not have the power or authority to ask someone not to because we are doing it ourselves. Therefore, whatever we do in our life, we have to make sure that we set the right example first then only we can expect others to follow.
19 Feb 17, 09:49 PM
Beatrix: All of your answers are about being there for the people and listening to them which is very good because it is the key of the whole article.
19 Feb 17, 09:47 PM
Keng Hwa: 2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones?

ANS: For me, personally, I feel that step 2: Focus on the other person, is the most important step, as it shows that person that you truly, genuinely are there to help him/her. Too many times I found myself trying to relate the situation back to myself, and in retrospect, I felt that was quite selfish of me, as I wasn't truly helping that person in that respect. Therefore, by letting that other person speak and just sitting there, listening and giving your time to them, I think that that is the best way to show your support.
19 Feb 17, 09:47 PM
Pavara Lam: ​2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? Ans; Listen to what they have to say and try and comfort them
19 Feb 17, 09:46 PM
Jutika Lam: ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? The most important one would be listening. It is important that we lend our ears to our grieving loved ones so that we fully understand what they are going through.
19 Feb 17, 09:46 PM
Edward Ooi: 2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? Answer: Just be there and listen to their problems.
19 Feb 17, 09:46 PM
Naomi: *need
19 Feb 17, 09:45 PM
Naomi: 2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? ANS: I think that listening is very important because they did someone to listen to their problems and help them. But overall, I think all of them are really important.
19 Feb 17, 09:45 PM
Sock Wan: ​2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? ANS: Listening with care. Sometimes people who are grieving just need people to listen to them, they don't necessary need us to say a lot.
19 Feb 17, 09:45 PM
Nicklaus San: ​2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones? ANS: I think the fifth step is very important as many people just say that and in the end not being able to do anything to help their love ones
19 Feb 17, 09:44 PM
ji shuen: Just to be there for them.And for being a good listener.
19 Feb 17, 09:42 PM
Beatrix: ​2. ​In your opinion, what is the most important step, given in the article, that should be taken to support your grieving loved ones?
19 Feb 17, 09:39 PM
Beatrix: ​Conclusion​ 1: ​Everyone goes through pain at some point of their life, most of us do not know what to say or do that will make the person in pain feels better. One of the important points I've learnt was to never relate someone's pain to our's, we must not make comparisons. I personally like the title of the article a lot (it's worse to say nothing than to say the wrong thing). It pretty much sums up on how we should react when we see someone in pain and not just stay quiet.
19 Feb 17, 09:39 PM
Edward Ooi: 1. What have you learnt from the article? Answer: I've learnt that there may be times when someone tells us something, we are only meant to listen but not give our opinions back. Listening to how much the person is going through may mean almost nothing to us, but to them, they will be much happier because they know someone is there for them.
19 Feb 17, 09:39 PM
Keng Hwa: No problem. I was late as well. ;P
19 Feb 17, 09:39 PM
Liang JIng: Hello Rinpoche and everyone, sorry for being late.
19 Feb 17, 09:38 PM
Keng Hwa: Good to be here, Bea. :-)
19 Feb 17, 09:38 PM
Keng Hwa: 1. What have you learnt from the article?

ANS: I have learnt that even if we don't know what to say, we should always be there for people, as the most genuine thing that you can give a friend in their time of need, is your time, and a willingness to listen to them.
19 Feb 17, 09:37 PM
Beatrix: No worries Keng Hwa, good to see you here :)
19 Feb 17, 09:36 PM
Beatrix: Very good answers people, showing care is always the key.
19 Feb 17, 09:36 PM
Pavara Lam: ​1. What have you learnt from the article? Ans; If something happens to any of our loved ones we should do our best to help them get through it.
19 Feb 17, 09:36 PM
Keng Hwa: Hello, everyone and Rinpoche. :-) Sorry for being late.
19 Feb 17, 09:36 PM
Jutika Lam: What have you learnt from the article? When people whom we refer to as friends are going through difficult and tough times, we should show that we care and give our encouragement and kind words.
19 Feb 17, 09:35 PM
Nicklaus San: ​1. What have you learnt from the article? ANS: We should always show people that we care always not just out of the blue when they need it... this shows them that you will care always!
19 Feb 17, 09:35 PM
Naomi: 1. What have you learnt from the article? ANS: When our relatives, friends or anyone is suffering from something unfortunate we need to always stick up to them and help them because this is the time they really need our help and encouragement or support.
19 Feb 17, 09:33 PM
ji shuen: I learnt that to make other people feel good . I learnt ways to comfort them.
19 Feb 17, 09:32 PM
Sock Wan: ​1. What have you learnt from the article? ANS: When people we know suffers from some unfortunate event, we should show our concern even if we are not sure what to say. They need support in times like this.
19 Feb 17, 09:30 PM
ji shuen: My sister told mE
19 Feb 17, 09:30 PM
Pink: Hello all. I m not sure if it is ok to ask this here, but i'll just put it out. I've read that it is not good to actually go for luck reading / bazi reading. May i know how pastors and seniors view about Feng Shui practice? Thanks.
19 Feb 17, 09:30 PM
Beatrix: ​1. What have you learnt from the article?
19 Feb 17, 09:29 PM
Nicklaus San: Hi good evening everybody!
19 Feb 17, 09:29 PM
Sock Wan: Ji Shuen, how do you know about the blogchat session?
19 Feb 17, 09:28 PM
Naomi: Hello Everyone :)
19 Feb 17, 09:28 PM
ji shuen: hello Sock Wan
19 Feb 17, 09:27 PM
Beatrix: Question one is on its way!
19 Feb 17, 09:27 PM
Sock Wan: Hello Ji Shuen!
19 Feb 17, 09:27 PM
Beatrix: I'm doing good :) Thank you!
19 Feb 17, 09:27 PM
ji shuen: good evening everyone and Rinpoche
19 Feb 17, 09:25 PM
Sock Wan: Hello Beatrix! I am fine, how about you?
19 Feb 17, 09:25 PM
Beatrix: Hello everyone! How are you guys doing?
19 Feb 17, 12:52 PM
Joy: What’s Next
Dharma Protector practices are regarded as essential does not negate the importance of other practices. It certainly does not suggest that Dharma Protector practices can or should be practised in isolation to replace all of the Sutric and Tantric systems of Buddhism. Why? Because the ultimate protection comes in the form of extinguishing all our karma. When we have extinguished all our karma, we no longer possess the causes to be harmed or affected by negative beings and interferences. In relying upon the stainless Sutric and Tantric systems of Buddhism, we can accomplish this extinguishment of our karma...learn more>>> http://www.dorjeshugden.org/practice/whats-next http://www.dorjeshugden.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/practice-what-next-750x350.jpg
19 Feb 17, 12:25 PM
Pastor Shin: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sakya-refuge-tree01-750x350.jpg

Dorje Shugden in the Sakya Tradition
In the middle of a whirling palace of black wind… is the Great King with a body red-black in color, one face two hands, the right holds a club aloft to the sky and the left a skull cup filled with blood and a human heart. On the head, a lacquer hat is placed, riding a black horse surrounded by inconceivable emanations to the Dhamapala King Shugden Tsel, together with attendants…

Read more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/dorje-shugden-in-the-sakya-tradition
19 Feb 17, 12:23 PM
Pastor Shin: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/sakya-shugden-praise-750x350.jpg

Commentary: A Sakya Praise to Dorje Shugden
ཀྱཻ༏ སྔོན་ཚེ་བདེ་བར་གཤེགས་པའི་བསྟན་པའི་སྒོར།
།འདུལ་བ་འཛིན་པའི་དགེ་སློང་ཆེན་པོར་བཞེངས།
།ཉན་ཐོས་ཐེག་པའི་སྡེ་སྣོད་མ་ལུས་པ།
།སྐྱོང་བར་བྱེད་པ་ཁྱོད་ལ་ཕྱག་འཚལ་ལོ།


Read more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/blog/commentary-a-sakya-praise-to-dorje-shugden
19 Feb 17, 12:17 PM
Pastor Shin: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Firebire_feat1.jpg

Tales of the Mystical Firebird
Since ancient times, there has been much fascination with bird-like creatures because of their ability to fly and their freedom to go where mere mortals cannot, at least until the advent of modern technology. Their mystery and seasonal disappearances also add to their allure.

Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/paranormal/tales-of-the-mystical-firebird.html
19 Feb 17, 12:16 PM
Pastor Shin: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Cryptozoology-7-768x450.jpg

The Study of Cryptozoology
The term ‘cryptozoology’ comes from the Greek terms kryptos (hidden) and zoon (animal), meaning “the science that deals with the study of hidden animals”, or cryptids.

Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/yeti-bigfoot-sasquatch/the-study-of-cryptozoology.html
19 Feb 17, 11:53 AM
Joy: Request A Prayer
Make someone’s life better by including them in your daily sadhana (prayer) or request prayers for someone in need. http://www.dorjeshugden.org/request-a-prayer http://www.dorjeshugden.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/request-prayer.jpg
18 Feb 17, 03:21 PM
Pastor Shin:
http://www.kechara.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DorjeShugdenPuja46.jpg

How Dorje Shugden Helps
Dorje Shugden eases the suffering of our mind and helps us to acquire the resources we need to achieve our full spiritual potential. Once we forge a relationship with this guardian and most superior of friends, it is a connection of the spirit and mind we will never experience anywhere else. Such is Dorje Shugden’s promise to us.

Read more: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/benefits/how-dorje-shugden-helps
18 Feb 17, 02:43 PM
jerry_sito: H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche's Mantra 尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切心咒 : OM AH GURU KIRTI DAZA SHATSEN DARA KYENDI SIDHI HUNG HUNG #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/1coXDRs 🐘🐘 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUIEYVYAE7Qws.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUDR3VYAAAPz4.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUGe9UMAA-s0g.jpg
18 Feb 17, 02:42 PM
jerry_sito: It took me three days of easy reading to get through this post as I was busy. But I am glad I did. Muli is place I would like to live. The isolation and distance from civilization are perfect for what I would like to do with the rest of my life which is to live in solitude, peace and meditation. This is a wonderful blog post both humorous, nostalgic and sad. I would be sad leaving Muli same as the author. I highly recommend this read as it interspersed the author's travels as well as Joseph Rock's that inspired the author to make this trip. This post leaves me excited and forlorn that this way of life might be gone in the near future. ~ Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=104595 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8ytmph2bn4902.jpg
18 Feb 17, 02:42 PM
jerry_sito: ཆོས་སྐྱོང་རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན་ལ་གསོལ་འདེབས། A short prayer to Dorje Shugden #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/2l43mE3 🔮 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C46ljlGUEAAlfQY.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C46lm37UcAET4Mf.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C46lqnhVcAEAWAx.jpg
18 Feb 17, 02:41 PM
jerry_sito: Melody of the Unceasing Vajra #ReadMored 👉 http://bit.ly/1SLgunR 🏹 At the request of Dorje Shugden himself through the renowned Dungkar oracle, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama composed this prayer to Dorje Shugden. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C46nEl0VMAASqQY.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C46nDTVVcAAGBhH.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C46nNm3UoAEYmHg.jpg
18 Feb 17, 02:41 PM
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18 Feb 17, 12:29 PM
Pastor Shin: A5: Interesting to learn about “scientific materialists”, that when they accept the idea of other realms and other beings within and outside of samsara, they do not actually believe in them. I've come across Zen practitioners who told me that in American Zen thought, they believe that the six realms are not considered to be real places, but allegories of how we keep ourselves in “dukka”, or suffering. Interesting to have these kinds of articles on the blog to learn more.
18 Feb 17, 12:27 PM
Pastor Tat Ming: Thank You Rinpoche. Thank You Joy and everyone here. Bye.
18 Feb 17, 12:26 PM
Joy_Moderation: See Everyone next week as we’ll discuss this interesting topic! They Said No. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-said-no.html https://angelabarnett.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/angela-barnett-saying-no.jpg PM me if you have questions to ask everyone on that day, I may implement if suitable :) Be Safe all and please do your DEDICATIONS :)
18 Feb 17, 12:23 PM
Wan Wai Meng: 5. So what did you learn from this article? What stood out for you? - The topics covered here is very deep for me, but it has so much to offer. Through the current discussion, it helped me to think deeper about why most people who rely on science, so much has issues with faith and beliefs, tenets probably that cannot be proven by science. I think it will help me to have better conversations with people of such nature in the future. Thank you to Rinpoche and everyone here for making this such a wonderful discussion session. Good bye for now.
18 Feb 17, 12:23 PM
Joy_Moderation: Thank you @Soon Huat for joining blog chat consistently may your Dharma increase more and more :)
18 Feb 17, 12:22 PM
Joy_Moderation: That's very nicely put Wai Meng: this feeling of wanting to work for the sake of others welfare, has a channel to make its way to us via rituals.
18 Feb 17, 12:21 PM
Soon Huat: Thank You Rinpoche. Thank You Joy, Pastors, Senior Kecharians and chat room. I do appreciate this blog chat, I do learn a lot again from your answer and reply. Thank You
18 Feb 17, 12:19 PM
Uncle Eddie: Q5-Ans: That the Truth is a living experience, which is challenging, threatening, and transforming! That Tibetan buddhism is a way of experiencing the world, and that the truth is still alive and constantly emerging!
18 Feb 17, 12:19 PM
Wan Wai Meng: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? - I think what Prof Reginald is describing, is that if we allow ourselves to do rituals, it opens up our heart and mind to the wisdom, insight and qualities of the buddhas and divine beings. It connects us the feeling there could be much more at stake in this universe than just my own feeling and happiness of the day. The Buddhas and divine beings worked for the sake of others, and they have the mind of compassion, and this feeling of wanting to work for the sake of others welfare, has a channel to make its way to us via rituals.
18 Feb 17, 12:18 PM
Joy_Moderation: NEXT WEEK's BLOG CHAT is SUPER INTERESTING They Said No. http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-said-no.html
Be sure to spread the word and get more people to watch and join in the discussion! If you have ANY questions you would like to propose to ask on blog chat that day, please facebook PM me or you can please email me the questions at: joyk99@gmail.com
18 Feb 17, 12:17 PM
Pastor Tat Ming: Q5. So what did you learn from this article? What stood out for you? A. We are not alone. We are part of all the living beings in the entire universe. We are interconnected to other living beings - seen or unseen. Due to the compassion of the enlightened beings like the Buddhas, we have access to teachings and practices like the rituals available in Tibetan Buddhism. If we have the merits to practise these teachings and practices, we can gain the ultimate happiness of liberation and enlightnement.
18 Feb 17, 12:16 PM
Joy_Moderation: 5. So what did you learn from this article? What stood out for you? I found this post very profound on many levels and if we have some Dharma knowledge we can appreciate it even better. Basically Professor Reginald is trying to educate the non-believers and the sceptics, where the majority are from the West, on Tibetan Buddhism and its esoteric rituals and concepts which is very much needed to communicate with the enlightened ones and also to gain attainments. What I like most is what he said about how connected we are to the Buddhas and Boddhisattvas if only we open up and allow their blessings to flow through.
18 Feb 17, 12:16 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Thank you Rinpoche, thanks to Joy and everyone. See you later at the Dharma Talk with Pastor David in Kechara Forest Retreat!
18 Feb 17, 12:15 PM
pammie yap: 5. So what did you learn from this article? What stood out for you? I learned that what we dont see doesnt mean it doesnt exist. Having a closed mind and not trying to understand doesnt expand our mind to learn more and understand. If something can make us a better person, why not learn and see how we can apply it on us because our final journey is the ultimate-Enlightenment.
18 Feb 17, 12:15 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 5. So what did you learn from this article? What stood out for you? Ans. The importance of rituals and their deeper meaning and the difference making the correct ritual and visualisation can make in our life!
18 Feb 17, 12:12 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? Ans. Ritual is a way of reconnecting with the larger and deepter purposes of life and the general good. With the rituals, our energy and motivation are awakened and mobilized and one can transcend one's habitual selfserving motivations.
18 Feb 17, 12:12 PM
Joy_Moderation: Thanks for your honest answer Soon Huat. Me too :)
18 Feb 17, 12:11 PM
Soon Huat: 5. So what did you learn from this article? What stood out for you? Answer: I realize that there is deeper meaning of doing ritual. We should do it with Dharma knowledge and with ultimate goal of enlightment.
18 Feb 17, 12:10 PM
Joy_Moderation: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely?
- When ritual is done genuinely, we will have a larger view of one’s life & one’s world; we will experience a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic.
- This shift weakens our sense of isolated individuality and increase our sense of connectedness with others; people, the nonhuman in our realm, with the purposes that transcends our usual self-serving motivations, instead it is to benefit others.
- It is a way of reconnecting with the larger and deeper purposes of life. This is usually focusing out and rediscovering oneself as a member of a much bigger and more inclusive world. And from that we actually feel more whole and grounded in one’s own being.
- Through ritual, our energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that we can better fulfil the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 12:10 PM
Yau Mun: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? Ans: Through ritual, genuinely undertaken, one is led to take a larger view of one’s life and one’s world; one experiences a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. This shift feels like a diminishing of one’s sense of isolated individuality and an increase in one’s sense of connectedness with other people, with the nonhuman presences of our realm, and with purposes that transcend one’s usual self-serving motivations. Ritual is also a way of reconnecting with the larger and deeper purposes of life, ones that are oriented toward the general good conceived in the largest sense. Through ritual, one’s energy and motivation are roused and mobilised so that one can better fulfil the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 12:10 PM
Joy_Moderation: Final Question for the day... 5. So what did you learn from this article? What stood out for you?
18 Feb 17, 12:09 PM
Pastor Shin: Q4 Through ritual, genuinely undertaken, one is led to take a larger view of one’s life and one’s world; one experiences a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. This shift feels like a diminishing of one’s sense of isolated individuality and an increase in one’s sense of connectedness with other people, with the nonhuman presences of our realm, and with purposes that transcend one’s usual self-serving motivations. Through ritual, one’s energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that one can better fulfill the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 12:09 PM
Joy_Moderation: @Jenn this is very tantra : It shifts our perspective to focus less in ourselves and more of other beings. Through ritual, our energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that we can better fulfill the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents. --- and this actually really transforms our life literally... this is how we gain control of ourselves/mind and from there learn to even control our death and rebirth. It is extremely powerful and only for those of us qualified as it relies heavily on one's Guru devotion and clean samaya
18 Feb 17, 12:07 PM
Uncle Eddie: Q4-Ans;Through rituals, one's energy and motivation are aroused and mobilised, so one can better fulfilled responsibilties, challenges and important demands that life presents. Actually, rituals retains its raw ruggedness of its spirituality - meaning the truth is still alive and constantly emerging after thousands of years!
18 Feb 17, 12:06 PM
Joy_Moderation: Adrian and Paul answers are also correct!
18 Feb 17, 12:05 PM
Jenn_Yuen: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? Answer : Ritual helps us to understand and engage with a larger view of our life. It shifts our perspective to focus less in ourselves and more of other beings. Through ritual, our energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that we can better fulfill the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 12:05 PM
Soon Huat: Thank You @Joy :)
18 Feb 17, 12:04 PM
Joy_Moderation: Very Good answer Soon Huat! Soon Huat: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? Answer: Through ritual, genuinely undertaken, one is led to take a larger view of one’s life and one’s world; one experiences a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. This shift feels like a diminishing of one’s sense of isolated individuality and an increase in one’s sense of connectedness with other people, with the nonhuman presences of our realm, and with purposes that transcend one’s usual self-serving motivations.
18 Feb 17, 12:04 PM
Soon Huat: @Wai Meng, agreed on what you said. Ego is one of the factor and over confident or relying on their known scienctific knowledge and instrument. They need to open up their mind
18 Feb 17, 12:02 PM
Sock Wan: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? ANS: In Tibetan Buddhism when we do ritual, we are doing visualisation. We create a mental picture of a departed teacher, a high-level bodhisattva, or a buddha. Then we carry out a ritual in which we open ourselves and communicate with this being in various ways, ritually participating in his or her awakening. In this way, we cultivate our own awakened state. We may be surrounded by buddhas and bodhisattvas all the time who do not have physical form, but until they have a shape and a name, we do not see them or have access to a relationship with them. For us they might as well not exist. But the moment we give them a form in our mind and begin to communicate with them, they exist, and their wisdom, compassion, and power can enter into our own systems.
18 Feb 17, 12:02 PM
Joy_Moderation: @Pastor Anotoinette What you say is very true: One of the attitude may be that they live life only to benefit themselves and don't care about others because they don't believe in karma and reincarnation. --- and we can even see everywhere, even more so in spiritual places, it is obvious when one does the ritual without really applying anything
18 Feb 17, 12:02 PM
Wan Wai Meng: Soon Huat: @Joy "This is why you always hear Westerners so engrossed and talks about just this one life and being present now" I found this idea is very dangerous. They always believe there is no next life, hence, they just live this life fully such as do all the funny things they like without considering the consequence such as drug abuse, killing etc. - It is interesting you should mention an Eckhardt Tolle theory in his books the POWER OF NOW. i think what is dangerous is not what they don't believe, is because there is no sense of an openness to the unknown it kind of borders into a kind of EGO or arrogance. I.e that i have studied science, I may even be a scientist, so anything does not fall under science is mumbo jumbo hodge podge, more of your grandma's voodoo. There is no prevailing thought that, maybe science has not caught on or have the methodology to measure what the Buddha and ascended masters have pointed to or spoke about. They can't measure consciousness.
18 Feb 17, 12:01 PM
Adrian Chow: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? Ans: Through ritual, genuinely undertaken, one is led to take a larger view of one’s life and one’s world; one experiences a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. This shift feels like a diminishing of one’s sense of isolated individuality and an increase in one’s sense of connectedness with other people, with the nonhuman presences of our realm, and with purposes that transcend one’s usual self-serving motivations. Through ritual, one’s energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that one can better fulfill the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 12:00 PM
paul yap: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? Ans: • Through ritual, genuinely undertaken, one is led to take a larger view of one’s life and one’s world; one experiences a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. • This shift feels like a diminishing of one’s sense of isolated individuality and an increase in one’s sense of connectedness with other people, with the nonhuman presences of our realm, and with purposes that transcend one’s usual self-serving motivations. • Ritual is a way of reconnecting with the larger and deeper purposes of life, ones that are oriented toward the general good conceived in the largest sense. • Through ritual, one’s energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that one can better fulfill the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 11:59 AM
Joy_Moderation: Very Good answer.. thank you KB! kb: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? ANS... Westerners lives in world where by they do not know way of Tibetan psychologically works, they are missing the understanding ritual is a way of communicating with beings that are important...
18 Feb 17, 11:59 AM
Soon Huat: @Joy, agreed:)
18 Feb 17, 11:59 AM
pammie yap: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? ANS One is led to take a larger view of one’s life and one’s world; one experiences a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. This shift feels like a diminishing of one’s sense of isolated individuality and an increase in one’s sense of connectedness with other people, with the nonhuman presences of our realm, and with purposes that transcend one’s usual self-serving motivations. One’s energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that one can better fulfill the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 11:58 AM
Yau Mun: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? Ans: Western practitioners, there is frequently a kind of dead feeling in ritual, and many of us fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient. We fall back, in other words, on attitudes to ritual learned in our upbringing, where simply to be physically present was all that was required. In order to survive the many meaningless rituals we may have been subjected to, we also learned to disengage ourselves psychologically and to occupy our time with thinking about other things.
18 Feb 17, 11:58 AM
Joy_Moderation: @SoonHuat I agree but this applies to all of us, westerner or none, all humans actually. It is just very much stronger in the west
18 Feb 17, 11:58 AM
Soon Huat: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? Answer: Through ritual, genuinely undertaken, one is led to take a larger view of one’s life and one’s world; one experiences a shift in perspective—sometimes subtle, sometimes dramatic. This shift feels like a diminishing of one’s sense of isolated individuality and an increase in one’s sense of connectedness with other people, with the nonhuman presences of our realm, and with purposes that transcend one’s usual self-serving motivations.
18 Feb 17, 11:58 AM
Pastor Tat Ming: Q4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely? A4. Ritual is a way of reconnecting with the larger and deeper purposes of life, ones that are oriented toward the general good conceived in the largest sense. Ironically, through coming to such a larger and more inclusive sense of connection and purpose, through rediscovering oneself as a member of a much bigger and more inclusive enterprise, one feels that much more oneself and grounded in one’s own personhood. Through ritual, one’s energy and motivation are roused and mobilized so that one can better fulfill the responsibilities, challenges and demands that life presents.
18 Feb 17, 11:56 AM
Joy_Moderation: 4. How does ritual help us in our way of thinking and help with what life presents, especially when it is done genuinely?
18 Feb 17, 11:56 AM
Pastor Antoinette: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? Ans. For many Westerners the rituals don't make sense and they may understand the Tibetan liturgies as psychological ploys to create a wanted effect. One of the attitude may be that they live life only to benefit themselves and don't care about others because they don't believe in karma and reincarnation.
18 Feb 17, 11:55 AM
Wan Wai Meng: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? - Because there isn't a deeper understanding or insight into role of rituals hence ritual is seen as kind of 'unwelcome ' homework. To to a Western point of view if I study the buddhist logic and do meditation I will be ok and I can progress. What missing I feel is faith, faith that is likened to water for a seed that is ready to germinate. There is historical background to why most Westerners have less of faith or rely on faith as much versus Asian/Oriental outlook. The Middle ages in many part of Europe, and abuses of power by the religious organizations in the West, has coloured psyche of Western thinking and philosophy, and it continues to do so till today. And church/state (those days church can even wield power over the state) and science has not always looked at each other kindly, I use the word church in a very broad sense.
18 Feb 17, 11:54 AM
Joy_Moderation: @Pam I think this applies to all of us as well not necessary just westerners... sometimes we do forget when we allow our afflictive emotions and bad habits take over, our anger and emotions overwhelms and blinds us from seeing further, so we act impulsively and regret later always.
18 Feb 17, 11:54 AM
Adrian Chow: They fall back, on attitudes to ritual learned in their upbringing, where simply to be physically present was all that was required. In order to survive the many meaningless rituals they may have been subjected to, they also learned to disengage themselves psychologically and to occupy their time with thinking about other things.
18 Feb 17, 11:54 AM
Soon Huat: @Joy "This is why you always hear Westerners so engrossed and talks about just this one life and being present now" I found this idea is very dangerous. They always believe there is no next life, hence, they just live this life fully such as do all the funny things they like without considering the consequence such as drug abuse, killing etc.
18 Feb 17, 11:53 AM
kb: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? ANS... Westerners lives in world where by they do not know way of Tibetan psychologically works, they are missing the understanding ritual is a way of communicating with beings that are important...
18 Feb 17, 11:53 AM
Adrian Chow: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? Ans: Many Westerners have felt unable to entertain the ideas of reincarnation or of the six realms. For them, many of the traditional Tibetan rituals dealing with other beings and other realms do not make sense. Sometimes this extends to thinking that even talk of nonmaterial buddhas, bodhisattvas and protectors is “symbolic,” and that there is nothing that really corresponds to these designations. In other words, while they may accept the idea of other realms and other beings within and outside of samsara, but they do not actually believe in them. This attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with Tibetan ritual. Among Western practitioners, there is frequently a kind of dead feeling in ritual, and many of them fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient.
18 Feb 17, 11:52 AM
pammie yap: @Joy Yes. I agree with what you said. Well, they cant believe in something they cant see and not have faith in.
18 Feb 17, 11:52 AM
Joy_Moderation: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices?
- The attitude that is reflected in many Westerners is that of a “scientific materialists” says Jeremy Hayward. This means even though they may accept the idea of other realms and other beings within and outside of samsara, they do not actually believe in them. They understand the concept but they do not necessary believe in them whole-heartedly.
- Hence, they live as if the world was dead and this reality is the only one that exists. This is why you always hear Westerners so engrossed and talks about just this one life and being present now. E.g. They always say you only live once, so live life to the fullest.
- So their feeling for the rituals when they participate are usually dead and they are just doing it mechanically, just repetition without feelings or any particular engagement.
18 Feb 17, 11:51 AM
Jenn_Yuen: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? Answer : The Westeners find Tibetan Buddhism difficult to comprehend. Even if they accept the idea but they do not truly believe in it. And this attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with Tibetan ritual. Among Western practitioners, there is frequently a kind of dead feeling in ritual, and many fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient. They fall back as they fell that physically present was all that was required. In order to survive the many meaningless rituals they learned to disengage themselves psychologically and to occupy the time with thinking about other things and missing the understanding that ritual is a way of communicating with beings that are important to us.
18 Feb 17, 11:51 AM
Joy_Moderation: Sorry I meant Pastor Tat Ming what you say is very true, we basically miss the point of it all, and it is all just machanical.
18 Feb 17, 11:50 AM
Joy_Moderation: Yes @Pastor Henry: These left us missing out the connection and communication with these beings. --- I guess maybe that's why sometimes of prayers do not work lol
18 Feb 17, 11:49 AM
Joy_Moderation: @TatMing very true, we basically miss the point of it all, and it is all just machanical
18 Feb 17, 11:48 AM
Pastor Shin: A3: For Westerners, there is frequently a kind of dead feeling in ritual, and many fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient. They fail to understand that ritual is a way of communicating with beings who, on the relative plane, really are there and really are important to us. This is because they view external beings as mistaken projections of psychological states and not real external beings.
18 Feb 17, 11:48 AM
paul yap: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? Ans: - there is frequently a kind of dead feeling in ritual, and many of us fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient. We fall back, in other words, on attitudes to ritual learned in our upbringing, where simply to be physically present was all that was required. In order to survive the many meaningless rituals we may have been subjected to, we also learned to disengage ourselves psychologically and to occupy our time with thinking about other things. What is missing here is the understanding that ritual is a way of communicating with beings who, on the relative plane, really are there and really are important to us. This lively and compelling sense of ritual is, at present, sometimes hard to come by in Western adaptations of Tibetan Buddhism.
18 Feb 17, 11:47 AM
Pastor Henry Ooi: Q3. Answer: Most people do not understand and believe that the unseen beings are present when we do the rituals. Thus the ritual process is usually done as a symbolism without belief, engagement, feeling in it. These left us missing out the connection and communication with these beings.
18 Feb 17, 11:47 AM
Pastor Tat Ming: Q3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? A3. Westerners fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient. In other words, on attitudes to ritual learned in their upbringings, where simply to be physically present was all that was required. In order to survive the many meaningless rituals they may have been subjected to, they also learned to disengage themselves psychologically and to occupy their time with thinking about other things. What is missing here is the understanding that ritual is a way of communicating with beings who, on the relative plane, really are there and really are important to them.
18 Feb 17, 11:47 AM
Soon Huat: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? Answer: This attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with Tibetan ritual. Among Western practitioners, there is frequently a kind of dead feeling in ritual, and many of us fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient. We fall back, in other words, on attitudes to ritual learned in our upbringing, where simply to be physically present was all that was required. In order to survive the many meaningless rituals we may have been subjected to, we also learned to disengage ourselves psychologically and to occupy our time with thinking about other things.
18 Feb 17, 11:46 AM
Joy_Moderation: @Pam Hence, they live as if the world was dead and THIS reality is the only one that exists. This is why you always hear Westerners so engrossed and talks about just this one life and being present now. E.g. They always say you only live once, so live life to the fullest.
18 Feb 17, 11:46 AM
Wan Wai Meng: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? -A Professor Reginald says that it is ritual that links us to the Buddhas, and the divine beings and it is the 'phone call' to the divine that allows us to communicate with the divine and receive their blessings for our spiritual growth and a strong connection to what we wish to develop into someday in the future. To be one in terms of spiritual qualities with the divine. The phone calls to the divine are the mantras and the liturgies that had been laid out by the great masters for us to apply in this day and age.
18 Feb 17, 11:45 AM
Joy_Moderation: @Lew I guess what she means by dead is like no feeling, doing the rituals machanically without much thought or feelings although everything can be perfect.
18 Feb 17, 11:44 AM
Joy_Moderation: @WaiMeng I use the materialism because it seems more obvious, some of them are not really into science, but more into the material world. However, science has actually been agreeing more and more on Buddhist theories and practices as they can see the results. But unfortunately the materialistic can be even more stubborn in this subject.
18 Feb 17, 11:43 AM
pammie yap: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices? ANS Many have felt unable to entertain the ideas of reincarnation or of the six realms. For them, many of the traditional Tibetan rituals dealing with other beings and other realms do not make sense. Sometimes this extends to thinking that even talk of nonmaterial buddhas, bodhisattvas and protectors is “symbolic,” and that there is nothing that really corresponds to these designations. In that case, many of the Tibetan liturgies are seen as directed to no real object, but are rather understood as psychological ploys to bring about certain effects. In other words, while the westerners may accept the idea of other realms and other beings within and outside of samsara, they do not actually believe in them. Instead, they live as if the world were dead and this reality the only one that exists.
18 Feb 17, 11:43 AM
Julia Tan: Answer 2: ritual is a way of connecting and communication between the seen which is our works and unseen the divines in heaven. Through this way we receive blessings from the divines.
18 Feb 17, 11:42 AM
Lew: A3: Among Western practitioners, there is frequently a kind of dead feeling in ritual, and many of us fall back on the idea that rote repetition, without any particular engagement or feeling, is sufficient. We fall back, in other words, on attitudes to ritual learned in our upbringing, where simply to be physically present was all that was required. In order to survive the many meaningless rituals we may have been subjected to, we also learned to disengage ourselves psychologically and to occupy our time with thinking about other things.
18 Feb 17, 11:39 AM
Joy_Moderation: 3. What attitude is reflected in many Westerners’ difficulties with the whole Tibetan ritual practices?
18 Feb 17, 11:38 AM
Joy_Moderation: This is why she said....In fact, as we mature in our practice, the “sky draws closer to the earth,” which means the celestial Buddhas and bodhisattvas we visualise will seem more and more real and ever-present in our Guru who is our protector, mentor, and guide./// In other words we will see our Guru as one with our yidam and no different, and we do see that all our actions will from here on change totally.
18 Feb 17, 11:38 AM
Uncle Eddie: Q2- Ans: It is said that to live a geniunely human and fruiful life, we need to act in ways appropiate to do through rituals - which in an action that expresses a relationship, both for the the seen and unseen worlds. This is uniquuely required in communication with the awakenned ones, the departed ones, Bodhisattvas, Buddhas and others. We call them to mind/hearts to receive their blessings. It is the many ritual forms that enable us to do this within the traditional tibetan rituals- simply accepted as a matter of course. Ritual is a way of reconnecting with the larger and deeper purpose of life!
18 Feb 17, 11:38 AM
June Kang: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? Answer: In Tibetan Buddhism one engages is ritual to express one's link and communicate , therefore ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds. and we open our heart to enlightened being to receive the blessing.
18 Feb 17, 11:38 AM
Soon Huat: @Joy, Thank You Joy
18 Feb 17, 11:37 AM
Joy_Moderation: @SoonHuat very good... you got it right... to become enlightened ourselves basically the outer Guru's main goal is help us find our inner Guru because Buddha said we are all capable of being a Buddha. This is why...
18 Feb 17, 11:35 AM
Yau Mun: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? Ans: In Tibetan Buddhism ritual is action of our seen world to establish a relationship to the unseen world. It is the vehicle of communication, it is the essence to communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:35 AM
Wan Wai Meng: My experience about talking about the unseen even paranormal, usually hits a brick wall, with most Western educated people, and people in the WEST. As if their lives they had no encounter with the unexplained, I get blank looks or their looks tell me that, did you come just come out from a remote part of Malaysia, lived in trees and never owned smartphone before. People who typically lived in Asia, and has experienced, other than scientific phenomena, it can be quite changing for them even though some may call it as hallucinations. You used the materialistic term, I am not exactly sure if the materialistic view is 100% the view of those who, subscribe to science. Joy_Moderation: Yup you're right @Wai Meng but unfortunately this is not just the West these days... it is anyone who is more into the materialistic world I would say
18 Feb 17, 11:35 AM
Joy_Moderation: Thanks @Sock Wan but I think you might have jump ahead of us a bit hehe but that is the details for sure of what we would normally engage in doing and how we communicate. Very well listed... TQ
18 Feb 17, 11:34 AM
Soon Huat: @Joy, in fact, i found this article is very comphensive to me. I only barely understand part of it. Based on my understanding, we in fact is no different of enlightened one. Through the ritual, we connect to the enlightened one which is the innermost of ourselve, to tap their energy and let them open our heart and wisdom to follow their path to enlightenment
18 Feb 17, 11:33 AM
Pastor Shin: A2: The Tibetan cosmology describes the various realms of being that are possible and exist within the totality of being. From the Tibetan point of view, relationships with the unseen world are essential to a full and successful human life. In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:33 AM
Pastor Antoinette: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? Ans. The essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones like departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas. The ritual is an appropriate way to communicate with the awakened ones and call them to mind, open our hearts to them and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:33 AM
Joy_Moderation: Looks like everyone understood it well. 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals?
- Prof Reginald Ray say this because in tantric practices the ritual itself is an action that expresses our relationship with the enlightened ones, the unseen.
- The ritual becomes the vehicle of communication with another. So In Tibetan Buddhism, especially Tantra, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds.
- The essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones; e.g our departed masters, bodhisattvas, Buddhas, and so on.
- These enlightened beings are being invoked (call them to mind) and as we open our hearts to them and communicate with them, visualising them, this is how one receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:33 AM
Adrian Chow: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? Ans: Ritual is action that expresses a relationship. It is the vehicle of communication with another and is itself that communication. In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:32 AM
Sock Wan: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? ANS: Since Tibetan Buddhism believes the existence of the unseen, the only way for us to communicate with them is through ritual where one visualizes the being or beings in question, then [1] offers salutation, [2] makes real and imagined good offerings, [3] confesses one’s shortcomings and harm of others, [4] rejoices at the existence of the awakened being or beings who are the beloved object(s) of devotion, [5] requests them to teach, thus expressing one’s openness and longing for instruction, [6] asks them to remain in connection with suffering samsaric beings and not disappear into nirvana, and [7] dedicates whatever merit or goodness one has accumulated to the welfare of all beings. When we do the ritual, we call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:32 AM
Joy_Moderation: @SoonHuat what do you understand from that statement by the Prof?
18 Feb 17, 11:32 AM
Jenn_Yuen: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? Answer : Because Tibetan Buddhism is a way of experiencing the world and it goes beyond what we can see. Ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:31 AM
paul yap: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? Ans: Ritual is action that expresses a relationship. It is the vehicle of communication with another and is itself that communication. In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:31 AM
Joy_Moderation: Good morning Choong! Glad you can make :)
18 Feb 17, 11:31 AM
Pastor Tat Ming: Good Morning Rinpoche and everyone. Q2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? A2. Ritual is action that expresses a relationship. It is the vehicle of communication with another and is itself that communication. In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:31 AM
Soon Huat: @Joy, as I recall, in the end of article, Prof stated it is ultimated call for our inner most, the enlightened one and follow their path
18 Feb 17, 11:30 AM
Joy_Moderation: Yes that is the key word I was looking for thanks @Pammie ... it is to create the "link"with the transcendent ones... People who have the third eye can probably see this clearer
18 Feb 17, 11:29 AM
Soon Huat: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? Answer:In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:29 AM
Joy_Moderation: I guess this helps us open our hearts even more and perhaps train ourselves/our subtle mind when we do the visualisations. Tantra is certainly very powerful in helping us transform many mundane things to a path for practice.
18 Feb 17, 11:28 AM
Choong: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone here.
18 Feb 17, 11:28 AM
Pastor Henry Ooi: Q2: Answeer - Quote: Ritual is action that expresses a relationship. It is the vehicle of communication with another and is itself that communication. In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:27 AM
pammie yap: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals? ANS Ritual is an action to express a relationship especially with the higher beings. Those who do the rituals makes a link with the transcendent ones, affirming and actualizing a specific kind of relationship with them. And also to call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:26 AM
Joy_Moderation: Very nice answer @Lew - thank you. Yes that is so true, that in Tibetan Buddhism especially, we use the rituals to communicate with the Buddhas. The 8 sensory offerings is not just displayed but visualised with rituals and offered up.
18 Feb 17, 11:24 AM
Lew: Ritual is action that expresses a relationship. It is the vehicle of communication with another and is itself that communication. In Tibetan Buddhism, ritual is used in relation both to the seen and the unseen worlds, and the essence of Tibetan Buddhism is communication with the awakened ones—departed masters, bodhisattvas, buddhas, and so on. We call them to mind, open our hearts to them, and receive their blessings.
18 Feb 17, 11:23 AM
Adrian Chow: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? Ans: Yes, I do agree. Westerners tend to view unseen forces or beings as superstition or mere symbolism. There are loads of true paranormal stories on the net, although things happening around their house seems unexplainable logically, most of them will think it is due to the stress or perhaps changed of an environment.
18 Feb 17, 11:23 AM
Joy_Moderation: Good answer @Yau Mun but actually does not apply to just the West, even the East these days, when we become engrossed over materialism, earning, making money, paying he bills, our spiritual side seems to get lost in this chaos and we forget about the unseen.
18 Feb 17, 11:22 AM
Julia Tan: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? Westerners do not believe in the unseen. They think this is superstition. As a Buddhist I believe in 6 realms. Means unseen exist. It's unseen because most of us do not have the karma to see them. But many can feel them. That's also why religions exist. We can't see god nor Buddha but they exist and answer our prayers always.
18 Feb 17, 11:21 AM
Joy_Moderation: 2. Why did Prof Reginald say that communication with unseen through ritual is at the very heart of tantric Buddhist practice? How do we receive blessings from the rituals?
18 Feb 17, 11:21 AM
Joy_Moderation: OKay Understand now... Thank you! :) Pastor Henry Ooi: @Joy It is people in general who have no knowledge nor experience in Tibetan Buddhism who view it as superstition, not just Westerners.
18 Feb 17, 11:20 AM
Joy_Moderation: Yup you're right @Wai Meng but unfortunately this is not just the West these days... it is anyone who is more into the materialistic world I would say.
18 Feb 17, 11:20 AM
Pastor Shin: A1: Westerners have tended to view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. They are often considered mistaken projections of psychological states and becomes a justification for treating them as nonexistent. For them, everything is based on science and proof/evidences so it is difficult to believe in unseen beings.
18 Feb 17, 11:20 AM
Pastor Henry Ooi: @Joy It is people in general who have no knowledge nor experience in Tibetan Buddhism who view it as superstition, not just Westerners.
18 Feb 17, 11:18 AM
Joy_Moderation: Dear Pastor Henry... I do not quite understand your what you say here... "I would say not only Westerners believe in superstition and regard Tibetan Buddhism rituals as mere symbolism but people as a whole who have not experienced nor have knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism view it as such." Are you saying people in general not just westerners and that Tibetan Buddhism is all just symbolisation?
18 Feb 17, 11:18 AM
Yau Mun: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? Answer: Prof. Reginald Ray shared in the article that Westerners tend to view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. I agree that most Westerners think that way, they only believe in science and logic and what they can see, where most people is. When come to unseen, there are no equipment or device that can detect and prove their existing as of now.
18 Feb 17, 11:17 AM
Joy_Moderation: I like your analogy Ms. @Sock Wan :) Very good and easy to understand
18 Feb 17, 11:16 AM
Wan Wai Meng: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone. Q1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? - Professor Reginald felt that, Westerners do not believe in the unseen, and felt that another cannot be explained by science falls under the category of non importance, symbolism, or the projection o the various aspects of our minds. For the last few hundreds year, the West has supplanted GODs with a new religion called science. And Science overwhelmingly affects the culture and beliefs of the day. So the unseen, or things cannot be measured or observed consistently, ie proven empirically is given less importance and not emphasized as opposed to aspects that perhaps could be defined by a mathematical equation or fits into a scientific theory.
18 Feb 17, 11:15 AM
Joy_Moderation: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why?
- Prof. Reginald say that Westerners tend to view the unseen as superstition or just a symbolism.
- I agree that Western thinking, mentality and teachings these days are always based on science and proof/evidences. Without solid proof, they tend to dismiss a subject. This is also one of the reasons why spirituality is becoming less important these days as materialism and technology increases. Like he said “modern, technological culture” is now rapidly encircling the globe and people tend to be distracted by this and stop believing in the invisible Buddhas, dakas and dakinis.
- It seems harder for the sceptic mind to grasp truth when it is not something solid/visible. It is hard to make sense of it and tends to have no real impact if it just a concept or collection of abstract ideas.
18 Feb 17, 11:15 AM
June Kang: Westerners view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. i do not agree, you can;t see it doesn't mean it is not exist, just like the water, scientist can proof that there are many things inside the water but can't see by us.
18 Feb 17, 11:14 AM
pammie yap: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? ANS Westerners view the unseen as superstition or mere symbolism. Yes I agree as most of them were not exposed to the 'supernatural'. But I can also say that its not only the westerners, many others also feel the same. Maybe their culture did not have the 'influence' or heard of it before.
18 Feb 17, 11:14 AM
Sock Wan: Q1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? ANS: Westerners have tended to view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. I don't agree the unseen is superstitious, even though we cannot see something, it does not mean they don't exist. For example, we cannot see oxygen but it exist; we cannot see gravity but scientists told us it exist.
18 Feb 17, 11:14 AM
Pastor Henry Ooi: Q1 Answer: Westerners have tended to view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. Now with advanced scientific discoveries into the unknown, paranormal activities, UFOs, undiscovered creatures considered as folk tales, have fueled people of today to have a more open mind. I would say not only Westerners believe in superstition and regard Tibetan Buddhism rituals as mere symbolism but people as a whole who have not experienced nor have knowledge of Tibetan Buddhism view it as such.
18 Feb 17, 11:14 AM
Joy_Moderation: Good to know Pastor Antoinette that Rinpoche's teachings helped opened up your mind
18 Feb 17, 11:13 AM
Joy_Moderation: @Jenn yes Jp sure has a lot of experiences in this subject... he should write a book on it, especially on how Dukkar helped him
18 Feb 17, 11:12 AM
Joy_Moderation: @Lew wow that is very honest and rare for Asian, most Asian usually believe though they just choose to ignore the subject... sometimes because too chicken, so they rather avoid the whole topic
18 Feb 17, 11:11 AM
Yau Mun: :)
18 Feb 17, 11:11 AM
Jenn_Yuen: @Joy we will have to wait for JP to tell us his experience with the unseen :)
18 Feb 17, 11:10 AM
Lew: I too was brought up in a way where I believe 100% in science. If it can't be proved by science, then it is not real. It look me quite awhile to break the strong believe in me...
18 Feb 17, 11:10 AM
Pastor Antoinette: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? Answer: Prof. Reginald Ray shared in the article that Westerners tend to view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. I agree that most Westerners tend to do so. I did so before too but I came across Rinpoche's YouTube videos and know that it is not superstition. Once they have been exposed to proof they cannot refer unseen beings to superstition anymore.
18 Feb 17, 11:10 AM
Joy_Moderation: Good morning Yau Mun :) Nice to see you active here on blog chat!
18 Feb 17, 11:10 AM
Joy_Moderation: Ya la @Lew but I agree with Prof... she is right... the more materialistic we are, the less spiritual we become
18 Feb 17, 11:09 AM
Yau Mun: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone
18 Feb 17, 11:08 AM
Lew: Moderator, I agree with what Prof Reginald said, not agree with what most westerners believe. LOL
18 Feb 17, 11:08 AM
Joy_Moderation: @Jenn do share...
18 Feb 17, 11:08 AM
Jenn_Yuen: @Joy I have met many people who have experienced with the unseen.
18 Feb 17, 11:07 AM
Joy_Moderation: Agree @Jenn we cannot see but we can sometimes feel them or have an eerie sensation...
18 Feb 17, 11:07 AM
Uncle Eddie: Q1-Ans; The unseen are being viewed as superstition or mere symbolism, but if through rituals such episode is the very heart of Tantric Buddhist practice!
18 Feb 17, 11:07 AM
Soon Huat: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? Answer: I do agreed too. Westerners are more to the technology believer. However, a lot of unseen beings are not being able to detected by the instrument at this moment.
18 Feb 17, 11:07 AM
Joy_Moderation: Good Morning Adrian and Jennifer :) @Jenn can discuss and ask more if you have any questions regarding this topic :)
18 Feb 17, 11:07 AM
paul yap: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? Ans: The westerner view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. I do not agreed because there are still many things science unable to explained and have no knowledge about. Earth's Science is still very limited by technology and knowledge
18 Feb 17, 11:06 AM
Jenn_Yuen: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why? Answer : Prof. Reginald said that the Westerners tended to view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. I do not agree with the view as there are many proofs that unseen beings do exist. What we cant see does not mean that they dont exist
18 Feb 17, 11:06 AM
Pastor Antoinette: Good morning Rinpoche, good morning Joy and everyone
18 Feb 17, 11:06 AM
Joy_Moderation: Anyone care to share their experience? Please do so :)
18 Feb 17, 11:06 AM
Joy_Moderation: Hi Lew, I agree with you but I agree with the Westerners' mentality that it is superstition, because there is far tooooo many evidences that that the unseen though cannot be seen exist!
18 Feb 17, 11:04 AM
Lew: A1: Westerners have tended to view unseen beings as superstition or mere symbolism. I agree with it because for most westerners, if it cannot be proved by science, then the thing is not real.
18 Feb 17, 11:03 AM
Adrian Chow: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone
18 Feb 17, 11:02 AM
Jenn_Yuen: Good morning Rinpoche and all in chat room
18 Feb 17, 11:02 AM
Joy_Moderation: 1. What did Prof. Reginald say about Westerners’ view on the unseen? Do you agree and Why?
18 Feb 17, 11:02 AM
Joy_Moderation: Ok let's begin.... this is a chance for us to get into this topic further
18 Feb 17, 11:02 AM
Uncle Eddie: Good morning Rinpoche and everyone present
18 Feb 17, 11:02 AM
Joy_Moderation: Good Morning Lew!
18 Feb 17, 11:01 AM
Soon Huat: Good Morning Joy
18 Feb 17, 11:01 AM
Lew: Good morning Rinpoche, Joy and everone!
18 Feb 17, 11:01 AM
Soon Huat: Good Morning RInpoche, Joy and chatroom
18 Feb 17, 11:00 AM
Joy_Moderation: Hello Soon Huat!
18 Feb 17, 10:59 AM
Joy_Moderation: Hello Good morning everyone... Today's Blog Chat is a Revision Topic>>> On the Importance of Relating to Unseen Beings http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/on-the-importance-of-relating-to-unseen-beings.html Time to refresh your memory and for those who missed it, here's your chance to discuss :) We shall begin in a min!
18 Feb 17, 10:45 AM
Soon Huat: @Lew, Thank You. I honestly do feel like light in the dark sea and feel staying in blanklet in cold winter to keep us warm and progress... understanding right from wrong.
18 Feb 17, 10:43 AM
Lew: @SoonHuat, I agree with you we are privileged to have Tsem Rinpoche as our Guru who always find different ways to stay on spiritual path
18 Feb 17, 10:30 AM
Soon Huat: Thank You Rinpoche for working so hard to post up the article which benefiting us. Thank You Guru with both hands folded. I am glad I am in Kechara and be your student.
18 Feb 17, 08:47 AM
Tsem Rinpoche: It took me three days of easy reading to get through this post as I was busy. But I am glad I did. Muli is place I would like to live. The isolation and distance from civilization are perfect for what I would like to do with the rest of my life which is to live in solitude, peace and meditation. This is a wonderful blog post both humorous, nostalgic and sad. I would be sad leaving Muli same as the author. I highly recommend this read as it interspersed the author's travels as well as Joseph Rock's that inspired the author to make this trip. This post leaves me excited and forlorn that this way of life might be gone in the near future. Tsem Rinpoche http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/?p=104595 http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/gallery/chat-pictures/chat-8ytmph2bn4902.jpg
18 Feb 17, 08:16 AM
Pastor Shin: http://www.kechara.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Secret_Of_A_Good_Relationship_Banner.jpg

The Secret of a Good Relationship
Pastor David Lai will share how practicing a little bit of spirituality can strengthen your relationship with your partner and bring both of you genuine joy and happiness.


18th Feb 2017, 2-4pm at Kechara Forest Retreat

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18 Feb 17, 12:58 AM
Pastor Shin: https://angelabarnett.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/angela-barnett-saying-no.jpg They said NO!

Unbelievable that things are still happening in this day and age
There is something seriously and deeply when someone is rejected and shunned on the basis of their religious faith.

Read more here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/they-said-no.html
18 Feb 17, 12:37 AM
Pastor Shin:
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The Secret of a Good Relationship
Pastor David Lai will share how practicing a little bit of spirituality can strengthen your relationship with your partner and bring both of you genuine joy and happiness.

18th Feb 2017, 2-4pm at Kechara Forest Retreat

Join us tomorrow: https://www.facebook.com/events/677613602398827/
17 Feb 17, 10:20 PM
华盈: 谢谢仁波切谢谢大家
17 Feb 17, 10:10 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 很高兴看到你哦 Jesvin,我们下星期再见!
17 Feb 17, 10:10 PM
Ng Jesvin: Thank you Rinpoche, thank you Abby and all.
17 Feb 17, 10:08 PM
Yan Woon: 谢谢大家,谢谢Abby,谢谢仁波切
17 Feb 17, 10:08 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 谢谢大家,我们2月24日再见!讨论主题为: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102xd2o.html
17 Feb 17, 10:08 PM
Wylfred Ng: 谢谢仁波切, 谢谢阿比老师, 谢谢大家
17 Feb 17, 10:07 PM
jerry_sito: H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche's Mantra 尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切心咒 : OM AH GURU KIRTI DAZA SHATSEN DARA KYENDI SIDHI HUNG HUNG #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/1coXDRs 🐘🐘 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUIEYVYAE7Qws.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUDR3VYAAAPz4.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUGe9UMAA-s0g.jpg
17 Feb 17, 10:07 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 时刻警惕自己也等于是保持觉知。对自己的一举一动,起心动念保持觉知
17 Feb 17, 10:07 PM
Alice: 谢谢仁波切,阿比老师,大家晚安。
17 Feb 17, 10:06 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Alice,我赞同你说的无时无刻警惕自己,这个警惕,真是一个修行!~~不再找借口,勇敢的挑战自己舒适地带,无时无刻警惕自己
17 Feb 17, 10:06 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102xd2o.html
17 Feb 17, 10:06 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 好,我们今晚的读书会也来到了尾声。下星期五,2月24日,我们要讨论的主题是这一篇哦:http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102xd2o.html 大家要看那个视频的~
17 Feb 17, 10:05 PM
Alice: 不再找借口,勇敢的挑战自己舒适地带,无时无刻警惕自己。
17 Feb 17, 10:05 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 谢谢Wylfred的补答 :) ~~改变我们的惰性, 对于短暂快乐的执着
17 Feb 17, 10:04 PM
kwai gin: 仁波切, 阿比老师,各位童鞋们,很高兴今天和大家一起共修,我也要准备KSK了,大家加油。下星期见 !
17 Feb 17, 10:04 PM
Wylfred Ng: @ABBY: 改变我们的惰性, 对于短暂快乐的执着
17 Feb 17, 10:04 PM
Yan Woon: 哦,原来是这
17 Feb 17, 10:04 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 师兄是一般的称呼。有时还可不分性别哦。 :D
17 Feb 17, 10:03 PM
Wylfred Ng: @德发: :tired:
17 Feb 17, 10:02 PM
JC: 师弟啦
17 Feb 17, 10:02 PM
Wylfred Ng: 德发师兄KSK 加油
17 Feb 17, 10:02 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Wylfred,做什么样的改变?
17 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
JC: 谢谢仁波切和佛友们。晚安
17 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
Wylfred Ng: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?答案: 知道世间无常, 我们就会知道生命有限, 让我们有迫切感, 更快做出改变
17 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 好的JC。
17 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: kwai gin,事情都有两面,很多时候也是相对的,没有绝对。无常也同理。我们往往都觉得无常很可怕,但无常也可以是可爱的。比如过去贫穷,不代表你一世都会贫穷,因为会出现变化,只看我们是否懂得把握机会,把握改变的良机
17 Feb 17, 10:01 PM
jerry_sito: 法会能推延、延长、净化和弱化,甚至有时候彻底灭除我们的恶业。法会非常重要,一旦做得好和持续去做,能带来显而易见的效果。~尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4gyRmYVcAEBtCk.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4gyRmZUMAA1q1-.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4gyRmZUkAEIj2f.jpg https://twitter.com/tsemtulku
17 Feb 17, 10:00 PM
JC: 我时间到了。要走了。KSK
17 Feb 17, 09:59 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 华盈,第六题,你本身的想法是什么?
17 Feb 17, 09:59 PM
kwai gin: 对,老师! 有死,就会觉得生存好, 有痛苦,就知道什么是快乐。
17 Feb 17, 09:59 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: awl1123同学,你来得有点晚咯~不过还是要欢迎你来 :D
17 Feb 17, 09:58 PM
华盈: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?我们会出现迫切感,无常会成为改变的推动力,就像瞬间的觉悟,能立刻改变我们的生活态度。
17 Feb 17, 09:58 PM
jerry_sito: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?存在的本质即是“一切都是无常的”,若我们紧抓着永恒不放,不仅我们痛苦,我们也会给别人带来痛苦。那么我们就懂得学习正面的去改变我们所理解的”痛苦“是可以改变的,当我们学习开始尝试改变的时候,比如我们愿意从”痛苦“中走出来,那么就会让一直为我们而担忧的人解决了他们为我们而担忧的牵挂与痛苦,那么大家就会有更多的时间来做其他能够造福他人的佛法事业,而不仅与专注与我在“痛苦”中无法自拔,而他人都把时间专注与担忧于如何让我们离开“痛苦”
17 Feb 17, 09:58 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: JC,你的进一步解释我有get到哦,但我需要你再提一个例子~~一切无常,所以不必执着于快乐和悲伤。
17 Feb 17, 09:58 PM
JC: 一切无常,所以不必执着于快乐和悲伤。
17 Feb 17, 09:58 PM
awl1123: 仁波切,阿比老师,大家晚上好!
17 Feb 17, 09:57 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 詹杜固仁波切曾说过,无常其实不尽然是坏事。因为有无常,坏事会有变好的一天;因为有无常,失败后会有成功;痛苦会过去……
17 Feb 17, 09:57 PM
华盈: 问题五:『我们在害怕『人生无常』的同时,也在拥抱『无常』。请在文章中找出仁波切对此的解释。答案:存在的本质即是“一切都是无常的”,若我们紧抓着永恒不放,不仅我们痛苦,我们也会给别人带来痛苦。“无常不可能带来永恒”,所以期望抓住无常的快乐希望变成永恒的快乐,是我们不快乐的原因,也是我们陷于无限轮回转世的原因。
17 Feb 17, 09:56 PM
kwai gin: Welfred兄,Yan Woon, 谢谢您们 !
17 Feb 17, 09:56 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Yan Woon的分享也很好,谢谢!~~了悟事物的无常本质我们会更加珍惜所拥有的,同时又不执着,因为知道最终会失去,也知道得来不易,所以会珍惜但又不执着
17 Feb 17, 09:55 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Kwai Gin的答案很好~~若我们能视无常为推动力而非泄气的因素,那就会造成很大的差别。就像瞬间的觉悟,能立刻改变我们的生活态度。
17 Feb 17, 09:55 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 太笼统了。再进一步叙述。
17 Feb 17, 09:55 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: JC和Alice的答案太简短咯~~
17 Feb 17, 09:54 PM
Alice: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?答:作出改变,转换心识。
17 Feb 17, 09:54 PM
JC: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?我们会放下执著
17 Feb 17, 09:54 PM
Yan Woon: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?答案:了悟事物的无常本质我们会更加珍惜所拥有的,同时又不执着,因为知道最终会失去,也知道得来不易,所以会珍惜但又不执着
17 Feb 17, 09:54 PM
kwai gin: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?答:如果我们能以智慧作为改变背后的机制,若我们能视无常为推动力而非泄气的因素,那就会造成很大的差别。就像瞬间的觉悟,能立刻改变我们的生活态度。
17 Feb 17, 09:53 PM
Yan Woon: 赞成Wylfred说的。鸡蛋和蔬菜豆腐煮的时候就不加入肉类或海鲜就可以吃啦
17 Feb 17, 09:52 PM
Wylfred Ng: @仁兄: 采用肉就是肉, 菜就是菜的烹煮方式就可以解决这个问题了。 菜就是菜的烹煮方式就是菜不要加入肉或海鲜一起煮,那你就可以和家人同桌吃饭了
17 Feb 17, 09:51 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题六:了悟事物的无常本质会给我们带来什么样的正面影响?
17 Feb 17, 09:49 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题五:『我们在害怕『人生无常』的同时,也在拥抱『无常』。请在文章中找出仁波切对此的解释。 答案:我们企图依赖无常的因素来追寻快乐,并对此紧抓不放,这才是问题的关键。这才是我们真正的敌人。这种依赖本身就是敌人。这是导致我们一直停留在模糊的存在状态当中,继续紧抓着那些不确定兼无常的快乐不放的主因。这是我们存在的真正原因,也是让我们陷于无限轮回转世的原因。
17 Feb 17, 09:49 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Alice的回答正确!谢谢 :D
17 Feb 17, 09:49 PM
Alice: 问题五:『我们在害怕『人生无常』的同时,也在拥抱『无常』。请在文章中找出仁波切对此的解释。答:“无常不可能带来永恒”是一个简单的道理,却是我们必须谨记和遵循的真理。因此,我们过去所信赖的任何事物都无法带来真实持久的快乐,因为那些事物本身并不永恒。我们无需为此感到忧郁,因为同样的,我们企图依赖无常的因素来追寻快乐,并对此紧抓不放,这才是问题的关键。这才是我们真正的敌人。这种依赖本身就是敌人。这是导致我们一直停留在模糊的存在状态当中,继续紧抓着那些不确定兼无常的快乐不放的主因。这是我们存在的真正原因,也是让我们陷于无限轮回转世的原因。
17 Feb 17, 09:48 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 第五题的答案呢?嘿嘿
17 Feb 17, 09:48 PM
jerry_sito: (要十分留意你所思考的内容,你的思维主导了你的人生。) 💛 这句话适用于每一个人。我们的思维主导我们的人生。有时候为了改变人生,我们必须改变思维。~尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41T9aWUMAAWvRG.jpg
17 Feb 17, 09:47 PM
kwai gin: welfred兄,这个我明白,我也是很随缘的,因为家庭很多成员用餐,小孩又多,为我而准备菜肴,其他人对菜肴又不适合,就每一天自己在外用餐,蛮孤单的感觉。。。
17 Feb 17, 09:44 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: @Wylfred,这个要有幸听闻佛法后才能理解哦。
17 Feb 17, 09:44 PM
Alice: 问题四:我们常说的『活到老学到老』,跟佛教中的哪个教诲相呼应?贴士:答案就在文章中。答:寂天菩萨所讲述的“心识不受时间所影响”,则我们随时都能做出改变。我们应皈依寂天菩萨的智慧,因为这些智慧源自佛陀的教诲,而不是去皈依我们“恒久”且源自邪见的习气。无论我们的习气是“年龄”所致,抑或出自邪见所衍生出的舒适地带,它都是能改变的。若能理解这个道理,并且依法实践,这是何等可贵的自由。
17 Feb 17, 09:43 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题五:『我们在害怕『人生无常』的同时,也在拥抱『无常』。请在文章中找出仁波切对此的解释。
17 Feb 17, 09:43 PM
Wylfred Ng: @abby f_chinese moderator: 心识流是没有年龄限制的 :P
17 Feb 17, 09:43 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 华盈的答案简单扼要,谢谢。 :)
17 Feb 17, 09:43 PM
华盈: 答案4:心识流是没有年龄限制的,所以不会老化或退化,虽然身体会随著年龄退化。即心识独立于肉体,不管多少岁了都能学习新知。
17 Feb 17, 09:43 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题四:我们常说的『活到老学到老』,跟佛教中的哪个教诲相呼应?贴士:答案就在文章中。 答案:寂天菩萨说,我们的心识流并不被我们的肉体形式所局限。我们的心识流是没有年龄的。无论我们的身体年轻或年老,我们的心识都始终不变。心识只不过暂时与我们的身体有关,却并不是身体的一部分。既然我们不会由于心识过老,或出于习性而无法学习、改变和转化,那我们是不是应该即刻就纠正它,以免错过更多呢?
17 Feb 17, 09:42 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Wylfred的答案也正确!
17 Feb 17, 09:42 PM
Wylfred Ng: 问题四:我们常说的『活到老学到老』,跟佛教中的哪个教诲相呼应?贴士:答案就在文章中。答案: 寂天菩萨说,我们的心识流并不被我们的肉体形式所局限。心识其实是自由的,独立于我们的肉体,而对于无色界众生来说,则根本没有肉体可言。既然我们的心识并不会变老或变年轻,它就是“稳定”的。既然它是稳定的,没有年龄,也不会老化,那它就能够学习、适应和调适,如果我们选择了那么做。
17 Feb 17, 09:42 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Jerry和Yan WOon的答案正确 :)
17 Feb 17, 09:41 PM
jerry_sito: 问题四:我们常说的『活到老学到老』,跟佛教中的哪个教诲相呼应?贴士:答案就在文章中。 寂天菩萨说,我们的心识流并不被我们的肉体形式所局限。心识其实是自由的,独立于我们的肉体,而对于无色界众生来说,则根本没有肉体可言。既然我们的心识并不会变老或变年轻,它就是“稳定”的。既然它是稳定的,没有年龄,也不会老化,那它就能够学习、适应和调适,如果我们选择了那么做。以“我太老了”、“太习惯了”、“我一直都如此”种种作为藉口,只会断送我们为自己和他人改进的机会。
17 Feb 17, 09:41 PM
Yan Woon: 问题四:我们常说的『活到老学到老』,跟佛教中的哪个教诲相呼应?贴士:答案就在文章中。答案:寂天菩萨说,我们的心识流并不被我们的肉体形式所局限。我们的心识流是没有年龄的。无论我们的身体年轻或年老,我们的心识都始终不变。所以没有理由说,老了就没办法再学习!
17 Feb 17, 09:40 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: @Wylfred,你身边的人跟他身边的人,年纪上就有差别了 :D
17 Feb 17, 09:40 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Jerry,这一题的答案是很明显的。你的答案没有太吻合 :P
17 Feb 17, 09:40 PM
Wylfred Ng: @仁兄: 不会啊。 我的经验是吃素初期都不会因为吃素而没有和朋友出来吃饭、出席宴会。 我那时出席宴会真的只是吃摆盘的菜、萝卜、黄瓜而已。 这样朋友就不会因为我们吃素而认为我们变成一个”麻烦“的人。 而且也会对吃素会更有兴趣而问我关于吃素的东西。
17 Feb 17, 09:39 PM
jerry_sito: 问题四:我们常说的『活到老学到老』,跟佛教中的哪个教诲相呼应?贴士:答案就在文章中。存在的本质即是“一切都是无常的”,若我们紧抓着永恒不放,不仅我们痛苦,我们也会给别人带来痛苦。
17 Feb 17, 09:38 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 华盈好 :D 问题四刚出炉~
17 Feb 17, 09:38 PM
kwai gin: 老师说得对,“但这个享受也未必是对我们好的”
17 Feb 17, 09:38 PM
华盈: 仁波切好,大家好。
17 Feb 17, 09:37 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题四:我们常说的『活到老学到老』,跟佛教中的哪个教诲相呼应?贴士:答案就在文章中。
17 Feb 17, 09:37 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: kwai gin,你可以以身作则,不必勉强所有人都吃素,但肯定的是,如果你能坚持持素,并且适时解释自己持素的理由,久而久之,身边的人也会被你所影响 :D
17 Feb 17, 09:37 PM
Alice: 谢谢阿比老师的提醒。~ Alice,内在的什么障碍?克服这些障碍跟实践佛法的关系在哪里?你的答案其实没有不对,只是你的回答太跳跃,然后是兜圈子了
17 Feb 17, 09:36 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: kwai gin的分享也很真诚哦。很多时候我们没办法突破局限,其实就如你所说的,不想放下正在享受的当下,但这个享受也未必是对我们好的。只有放下了当下的舒适、享受,走出舒适地带,我们就能有所突破
17 Feb 17, 09:35 PM
kwai gin: 身边全是肉食者, 我觉得我好像怪人
17 Feb 17, 09:34 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Jerry,谢谢你的分享,相信我们每个人都会经历这段路。这里说的是突破局限,克服障碍,换句话说,俗话说,就是成长。成长其实就是突破局限,克服障碍 :)
17 Feb 17, 09:34 PM
jerry_sito: (一个人的行为,能向你揭示关于他的一切。) ❤️ 多年来我一直这样告诉每一个人,也这样告诉我自己。不要再逃避了,放下你所有的顾虑,做个善良的人吧!~尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41Tcy6VcAI5u8v.jpg
17 Feb 17, 09:33 PM
kwai gin: 问题三:为何我们不应该被自己设下的局限所限制?能否提及一个你亲身经历的例子,自己克服过什么困难?答:每一个人会局限自己,大多数是仁波切所说的位于“舒适地带”, 因为害怕失去正在享受的状况,害怕尝试。从小我就不吃菜,无肉不欢,透过仁波切的教导,对动物的慈悲,现在可以克服不吃肉了,现在还要克服身边肉食者对我素食者的相处。。。哈哈哈
17 Feb 17, 09:33 PM
JC: 我收到了。谢谢老师
17 Feb 17, 09:33 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: JC,把你这个克服障碍的能耐应用在其他修行的方面上。现在你克服了每一个月出席一次法会的障碍,接下去再克服其他的障碍。
17 Feb 17, 09:32 PM
jerry_sito: 问题三:为何我们不应该被自己设下的局限所限制?能否提及一个你亲身经历的例子,自己克服过什么困难?局限的限制等于我们认为我们不能够被成长与改变,也等于我们接受了事情与事件是不能够被改变的,比如当我们失去一个情人与挚爱时,我们会先会自己设下局限,刚开始时认为我们的生命并不能够失去或离开这一个人,并且我们为自己的心设下了我们不能够离开这段伤痛的局限,但是随着年纪的增长或时间的流逝,我们接触的人事物多了,回头一看,发现我们已经走出了当初为自己所设下的那一份局限
17 Feb 17, 09:32 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Alice,内在的什么障碍?克服这些障碍跟实践佛法的关系在哪里?你的答案其实没有不对,只是你的回答太跳跃,然后是兜圈子了
17 Feb 17, 09:32 PM
JC: 谢谢老师
17 Feb 17, 09:31 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: JC,你的回答很真诚!这个也是一个进步,再接再厉
17 Feb 17, 09:31 PM
Wylfred Ng: 问题三:为何我们不应该被自己设下的局限所限制?能否提及一个你亲身经历的例子,自己克服过什么困难?答案: 因为以无常的理论来说, 所有东西都可以改变, 所以也没有所谓的限制。 例子:以为自己不能吃素, 当自己决定吃素, 就觉得吃素是没什么问题的了
17 Feb 17, 09:30 PM
Alice: 所以没办法实践佛法是障碍导致?答:个人看法是内在的障碍所致。
17 Feb 17, 09:29 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Wylfred的答案少回答问题的前半部哦
17 Feb 17, 09:29 PM
JC: 设下局限就是给自己找籍口不去把任务完成。以前我都不去每个月的雄登法会。诸多籍口。现在每个月一定到。
17 Feb 17, 09:28 PM
Wylfred Ng: 问题三:为何我们不应该被自己设下的局限所限制?能否提及一个你亲身经历的例子,自己克服过什么困难?答案: 以为自己不能吃素, 当自己决定吃素, 就觉得吃素是没什么问题的了
17 Feb 17, 09:28 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 你的答案有点逗圈子。『帮助我们消除障碍,让我们有更多机会来接触佛法和实践佛法』。所以没办法实践佛法是障碍导致?嘿嘿
17 Feb 17, 09:27 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Alice,还是想问下去,消除什么障碍?实践佛法就只是修某个法门而已吗?
17 Feb 17, 09:26 PM
Alice: Alice的解释也不错,可以再进一步解释,如何透过实践佛法,可以减少恶果?答:其中之一的方法,我们可以通过持修多杰雄登的法门,帮助我们消除障碍,让我们有更多机会来接触佛法和实践佛法的同时可以帮助我们累积功德,继而减少恶果。
17 Feb 17, 09:25 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题三:为何我们不应该被自己设下的局限所限制?能否提及一个你亲身经历的例子,自己克服过什么困难?
17 Feb 17, 09:25 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Jesvin同学你好。我们今晚讨论这一篇文章: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102xd30.html
17 Feb 17, 09:25 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: YanWoon,很好,持戒的的确确是断恶其中一个最好的途径!
17 Feb 17, 09:24 PM
Ng Jesvin: 仁波切好, 阿比老师好, 大家晚上好。
17 Feb 17, 09:23 PM
Yan Woon: 如何透过实践佛法,可以减少恶果?持戒就是实践佛法,透过持戒,我们会断除恶劣的举止行为,乃至于我们的念头,所以就能去掉恶果。
17 Feb 17, 09:21 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Alice的解释也不错,可以再进一步解释,如何透过实践佛法,可以减少恶果?
17 Feb 17, 09:20 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Yan Woon,我喜欢你说的因和果相互关联、环环相扣,其中一者出现变化,必会影响另一者,因此没有东西是不会没有改变的,就连因果都是这样。
17 Feb 17, 09:20 PM
Alice: 因果不是固定不变。我们可以在任何时间做出选择造下善印或恶因。这似乎要看每个人有没有将所学习的佛法,并运用在生活中。如果有实践佛法,那么他就有机会累积更多功德,间接地可以减少恶果。所谓种瓜得瓜,种豆得豆。
17 Feb 17, 09:19 PM
Wylfred Ng: 例子: 比如, 在佛学里想要增长我们的寿命, 我们可以通过放生, 或修行长寿法门, 如无量寿佛法门, 这些因(放生,长寿法门) 都可以改变我们的果(寿命)
17 Feb 17, 09:19 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Jerry的解释很好!累积功德和忏悔罪业的修持,本身就是很好的例子,因为这证明了我们每一天的行为,每一个当下的起心动念都能改变自己的下一秒。~~因果并不是固定而不定的,因为我们在修持佛法的过程”累积功德“与”忏悔罪业“能够让我们的未来产生改变,也就是说,我们制造更多的”善因“就可以获得更多的”善果“,反之我们制造更多的”恶因“就会获得更多的”恶果“
17 Feb 17, 09:17 PM
Yan Woon: 问题二:因和果是不是固定不变的?请以你的理解做解释?答案:不是固定不变的。比如天空会下雨,也是因为地面的水蒸发到空中形成云,最终云再分解成雨滴。这个过程只要任何一个因素出现变化,结果也会出现变化。因和果相互关联、环环相扣,因此变化也可以是层出无穷的。
17 Feb 17, 09:15 PM
jerry_sito: 问题二:因和果是不是固定不变的?请以你的理解做解释?因果并不是固定而不定的,因为我们在修持佛法的过程”累积功德“与”忏悔罪业“能够让我们的未来产生改变,也就是说,我们制造更多的”善因“就可以获得更多的”善果“,反之我们制造更多的”恶因“就会获得更多的”恶果“
17 Feb 17, 09:14 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Wylfred的解释不错,可以提一个例子吗?~~我们可以通过创造不同的因来改变我们的果。
17 Feb 17, 09:14 PM
Wylfred Ng: 问题二:因和果是不是固定不变的?请以你的理解做解释?答案: 不是。 我们可以通过创造不同的因来改变我们的果。 无常就是世界的本质, 没有任何东西是固定的
17 Feb 17, 09:12 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题二:因和果是不是固定不变的?请以你的理解做解释?
17 Feb 17, 09:11 PM
kwai gin: 谢谢老师的提醒
17 Feb 17, 09:11 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Alice的答案也正确。
17 Feb 17, 09:11 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Kwai Gin说的没错,重点是把问题的源头找出来,而更重要的是去实践那些方案,真正做出改变,不原地踏步。
17 Feb 17, 09:10 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Wylfred和Yan Woon的答案正确。Jerry所说的角度也是一样的,挫折确实也是短暂的,一切都是能改变的,如果我们相信自己能克服挫折,那么成功就不远了。
17 Feb 17, 09:09 PM
kwai gin: 问题一:我们遭遇挫折,算不算是输了?如果不是的话,什么样的情况下我们才是真正的输了?答:不算。遇到挫折,应该向挫折的源头寻找错在哪,然后找方案解决。但是如果遇到挫折就放弃和心灰意冷,那就完全输了。 心念最重要。
17 Feb 17, 09:09 PM
Alice: 遇到挫折, 不算是输。不过,我们要勇于面对挫折,不找藉口、理由、辩词和想法来为自己开脱。如果我们向他人解释我们的藉口,直到他们也认同了这些理由,而我们自己也相信这些理由,那我们真正是输了。
17 Feb 17, 09:09 PM
Yan Woon: 问题一:我们遭遇挫折,算不算是输了?如果不是的话,什么样的情况下我们才是真正的输了?答案:遇到挫折不算失败。失败是我们相信自己为自己的失败所给的各种藉口,相信那些藉口是真实的。
17 Feb 17, 09:08 PM
jerry_sito: 问题一:我们遭遇挫折,算不算是输了?如果不是的话,什么样的情况下我们才是真正的输了?当我们遇到挫折的时候,并不算真的输了,因为“挫折”可以随着因果而改变,在我们完全相信“挫折不能够被改变时,我们才是真正的输了
17 Feb 17, 09:08 PM
Wylfred Ng: 问题一:我们遭遇挫折,算不算是输了?如果不是的话,什么样的情况下我们才是真正的输了? 答案: 不算。 当我们想出许多藉口、理由、辩词和想法来为自己开脱,如果我们自己也相信了这些理由,那我们就输了
17 Feb 17, 09:05 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 问题一:我们遭遇挫折,算不算是输了?如果不是的话,什么样的情况下我们才是真正的输了?
17 Feb 17, 09:05 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 好。今晚的问题,大家要发挥一下自己对佛法和文章的理解,要写出自己的想法哦。
17 Feb 17, 09:04 PM
kwai gin: 老师,没读完,但尽量努力回答
17 Feb 17, 09:04 PM
Wylfred Ng: 仁波切好, 阿比老师好, 大家晚上好
17 Feb 17, 09:04 PM
Yan Woon: 对啊,好久不见了。二月份克切拉的活动很丰富 :D
17 Feb 17, 09:03 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: 你们好。大家都把文章读完了吗? http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102xd30.html
17 Feb 17, 09:03 PM
kwai gin: 大家好,好久不见了
17 Feb 17, 09:03 PM
kwai gin: Dear Rinpoche, Abby, all Pastors and friends, good everning
17 Feb 17, 09:02 PM
Yan Woon: 大家好。很高兴又在见到大家。
17 Feb 17, 09:02 PM
Alice: 仁波切,阿比老师,大家晚上好!
17 Feb 17, 08:55 PM
Wylfred Ng: <<Tsem Rinpoche and China>> http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/dorje-shugden/tsem-rinpoche-and-china.html http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/PoliticsRacism-3-768x502.jpg
17 Feb 17, 08:55 PM
abby f_chinese moderator: Hello Rinpoche and chat room! :) Our weekly Chinese blog chat session is back! We will begin our session shortly. Tonight we will discuss about "Why are excuses impermanent?" http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/inspiration-worthy-words/why-are-excuses-impermanent.html Read Chinese post here: http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_6d7edf5f0102xd30.html
17 Feb 17, 08:53 PM
Wylfred Ng: Good evening Rinpoche and room
17 Feb 17, 04:29 PM
jerry_sito: H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche's Mantra 尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切心咒 : OM AH GURU KIRTI DAZA SHATSEN DARA KYENDI SIDHI HUNG HUNG #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/1coXDRs 🐘🐘 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUIEYVYAE7Qws.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUDR3VYAAAPz4.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C4wUGe9UMAA-s0g.jpg
17 Feb 17, 04:28 PM
jerry_sito: 祈愿我们每一世都得到文殊菩萨眷顾。 May we always come under the care of Lord Manjushri in all lives~H.E. The 25th Tsem Rinpoche #ReadMore 👉 http://bit.ly/1TQyS12 🌈 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41XS8cVMAAC8fB.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41XYojUkAAMFcW.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41XgfuVMAAiXHC.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41XjalUkAA3vkb.jpg
17 Feb 17, 04:28 PM
jerry_sito: When we encounter pain, examine where it ultimately comes from~H.E.The 25th Tsem Rinpoche ( https://twitter.com/tsemtulku ) https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41VC2FUYAA48Rk.jpg
17 Feb 17, 04:27 PM
jerry_sito: (一个人的行为,能向你揭示关于他的一切。) ❤️ 多年来我一直这样告诉每一个人,也这样告诉我自己。不要再逃避了,放下你所有的顾虑,做个善良的人吧!~尊贵的第廿五世詹杜固仁波切 👉 http://bit.ly/2kPrBDa 🚀 https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41Tcy6VcAI5u8v.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41T9aWUMAAWvRG.jpg https://pbs.twimg.com/media/C41UQ9GUkAAKa0B.jpg
17 Feb 17, 12:14 PM
Pastor Shin:
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All you need to know about DORJE SHUGDEN
152 articles on Dorje Shugden in English, Chinese and Tibetan for your reading, featuring the history, practices, issues and updates.

Read more: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden
17 Feb 17, 07:01 AM
Pastor Shin: http://www.kechara.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/DorjeShugdenPuja46.jpg

How Dorje Shugden Helps
Dorje Shugden eases the suffering of our mind and helps us to acquire the resources we need to achieve our full spiritual potential. Once we forge a relationship with this guardian and most superior of friends, it is a connection of the spirit and mind we will never experience anywhere else. Such is Dorje Shugden’s promise to us.

Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/benefits/how-dorje-shugden-helps
17 Feb 17, 06:53 AM
Pastor Shin: http://cdn30.us1.fansshare.com/image/darkwoods/dark-woods-nature-wallpaper-dark-forest-with-moon-387045483.jpg
Searching for the Paranormal
The trek felt particularly long. It should have only taken us 20 minutes to get out of the jungle but we walked in circles for over half an hour.

Read more here: http://www.dorjeshugden.org/benefits/searching-for-the-paranormal
17 Feb 17, 01:23 AM
Pastor Shin: Ravie de vous revoir Astrid et je suis contente que le Pasteur Antoinette vous aide à répondre à vos questions :)
17 Feb 17, 12:41 AM
Pastor Antoinette: Un autre article sur Le Mala est ici: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/autobiography/the-mala.html . C'est une histoire personnelle de Rinpoché de sa jeunesse qui a trouvé un mala sur la rue lorsqu'il en avait besoin.
17 Feb 17, 12:37 AM
Pastor Antoinette: Ici est un lien pour un mala par exemple: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/wood-grain-mala Rinpoché a aussi donné des enseignements sur les malas. Je ne sais pas si vous avez déja découvert ces enseignements. Ici est le lien pour "All about rosaries" http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/all-about-rosaries.html en écrit et le vidéo après. Merci pour votre visite et n'hésitez pas à me demander si vous avez une question.
17 Feb 17, 12:31 AM
Pastor Antoinette: Bonjour Astrid! Nous avons un départment dans Kechara qui fait des malas. Il y a des noeuds specifiques qui sont utilisés pour faire un mala. Le plus facile est de commander un mala, par example chez Vajrasecrets.com
16 Feb 17, 11:43 PM
Choong_Moderator: @astrid, Ce serait mieux si vous obtenez un bienheureux.
16 Feb 17, 11:40 PM
astrid: merci a tous pour ce partage quand a moi je voudrais s'avoir comment faire un mala merci a tous
16 Feb 17, 11:31 PM
Sofi: @Choong, that is nice but supporting Rinpoche's various important works will be better as it helps Rinpoche spread the Dharma to people around the world to bring them the way out of sufferings. :)
16 Feb 17, 11:27 PM
Choong_Moderator: @graceleong, as a normal person I would have put my patrons on high chairs and spoil them. lol
16 Feb 17, 11:27 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Thank you Rinpoche for the profound teaching.. PLease do try and do a blogpost comment on it, if you haven't done so..
16 Feb 17, 11:26 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Yes Sofi. That is why when Buddha first taught, many were instantly enlightened because they already had highly developed thought.
16 Feb 17, 11:26 PM
TekLee: That's why, my humble opinion, can't stop doing dharma, if we stop, the process of developing Bodhicitta and the transformation of our mind, will some how slow down and slowly disappear.
16 Feb 17, 11:25 PM
graceleong: Spot on Elaine ! Our Guru appears in our precious human life to show us the way. He has to take on all the negativity of each and everyone of our journey, in order for us to be able to have the Dharma. That is the perfect example of Love !!
16 Feb 17, 11:25 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Thank you Choong and everyone, and goodnight. Callista, do join us in our future sessions.
16 Feb 17, 11:24 PM
Sofi: @Choong, they engage in deep philosophy and spiritual thoughts and kept persisting even though they couldn't push beyond. Buddha understood and let go of this attachment to follow a new path which lead to his enlightenment.
16 Feb 17, 11:23 PM
TekLee: @Grace, easy to read, easy to say, but i think not one day or short term can transform. And I think it need to develop, not grow, not given. It takes time..... and we need to consistently doing it, then it will slowly develop
16 Feb 17, 11:23 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Elaine, you hit the nail on the head.
16 Feb 17, 11:22 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Yes, Tek Lee.
16 Feb 17, 11:22 PM
Choong_Moderator: But Buddha found the way out.
16 Feb 17, 11:21 PM
Sofi: You are absolutely right Elaine.
16 Feb 17, 11:21 PM
Choong_Moderator: If you study history, during Buddha's time, many people were engaged in deep philosophical and spiritual thought so Buddha was not really such a great exception.
16 Feb 17, 11:21 PM
Elaine: Exactly Grace. We always try not to offend people. We want friends and people to like us. But Rinpoche is not afraid to do what needs to be done, sometimes manifest wrath to help a student, eventhough it might mean his reputation is at stake, lose sponsors etc. That means he has love with no agenda.
16 Feb 17, 11:20 PM
Jacinta: Good night Rinpoche, MOderator Choong and others.
16 Feb 17, 11:20 PM
Jacinta: Yes, Yes Grace has put it, a topic that is easy but tough to practice.
16 Feb 17, 11:20 PM
Sofi: I agree with you Grace. I guess practice of mindfulness will help us gain some insight into our own mind to apply Rinpoche's remedies.
16 Feb 17, 11:20 PM
Choong_Moderator: Oh, another one, equalize....
16 Feb 17, 11:19 PM
Jacinta: Thank you Moderator Choong.
16 Feb 17, 11:19 PM
Jacinta: A14: Just practice Dharma and no Drama
16 Feb 17, 11:19 PM
graceleong: Thank you Rinpoche for the great teaching ! Thank you PHN, Choong and all in the chat room . Goodnight !
16 Feb 17, 11:19 PM
Jacinta: A13: For Buddha, people will actually endorsed and glamorize it whereas, the people of these days will actually condemn such action as renouncing. It is seen as weird.
16 Feb 17, 11:18 PM
graceleong: Its a tough topic. Easy to read. Easy to understand on the surface. Really tough to put into practice !!
16 Feb 17, 11:18 PM
Sofi: Good night and thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Choong for moderating and everyone for sharing. Good night.
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
Pema.Thinley: Thank you Rinpoche, Choong and everyone. Jangchub..... _()_
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
Elaine: Good night all.
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
TekLee: Good night Rinpoche. Good night Pastor Han Nee, Good night Choong
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
Choong_Moderator: Please do your dedication and goodnight everyone
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
ng: good night all
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
TekLee: Good night everyone
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
Caryn: I need to leave too. Good night all and have a good rest.
16 Feb 17, 11:17 PM
Wei Theng: Good one Choong!
16 Feb 17, 11:16 PM
Sofi: Good night Kin Hoe
16 Feb 17, 11:16 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): i need to go for now. Thank you Rinpoche, Choong, Pastor Han Nee and all in chat room. It's really a fun learning in Dharma blog chat. Good night.
16 Feb 17, 11:16 PM
Choong_Moderator: In conclusion, love and scrap your agenda! :)
16 Feb 17, 11:15 PM
Sofi: Good nite Kok Luen
16 Feb 17, 11:15 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Good night Rinpoche, Pastors, and all in chat room. Thank you for the wonderful sharing for us to grow deeper into Dharma.
16 Feb 17, 11:15 PM
TekLee: when we transform, people around us can see and can feel
16 Feb 17, 11:15 PM
Choong_Moderator: Very good everyone. Once our mind opens up and understand these truths about suffering, impermanence, etc. we should share it so that more and more people including our family will understand where we are coming from.
16 Feb 17, 11:15 PM
Elaine: But if they are not in dharma and have some other religion, we can share with them but should not coerce and proselytise them.
16 Feb 17, 11:15 PM
TekLee: Transform our mind first before bring family in for Dharma
16 Feb 17, 11:15 PM
Sofi: Q14 : If we truly love our family, we should engage in spiritual practice all the way so that we are able to truly help them with application of Dharma. And to have the merits to be dedicated to them when the need arises.
16 Feb 17, 11:14 PM
Caryn: AQ14: We should incorporate dharma into our actions and mind and bring our family to dharma.
16 Feb 17, 11:14 PM
TekLee: Q14: We should practice more Dharma, and bring our family to Dharma
16 Feb 17, 11:13 PM
Elaine: If we love our family, then we should do more dharma. Best, bring them to the dharma also, so they can also learn and serve in dharma and collect more merit.
16 Feb 17, 11:13 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A14: Learn and practise the Dharma correctly before guiding our family to practise Dharma
16 Feb 17, 11:13 PM
Wei Theng: Q14. In the final analysis, if we love our family, what should be a main "ingredient" in our short lives? --> Be Spiritual. & Bring spirituality to them & others & benefit others.
16 Feb 17, 11:12 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Lord Buddha left his family to seek the path out of suffering. for the benefit of all beings. Many of today's people would probably desert their families to seek transient pleasure in other relationships.
16 Feb 17, 11:12 PM
Pema.Thinley: "If we love our husbands and wives, if we love the children that we have got – if we got or don’t got – if we love our parents, if we love our friends, if we love anyone – and by the way the ultimate one is do we love ourselves – we will engage in spiritual practice."
16 Feb 17, 11:12 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A14. The main ingredient is Dharma and to use skillful means to infuse Dharma into our mindstream every second of our short life.
16 Feb 17, 11:12 PM
Sofi: Q13 : I would say its the degeneration of our spiritual motivations. Now we put much importance on secular achievements rather than spiritual attainments. As such one is not encouraged to go into Sanghahood.
16 Feb 17, 11:12 PM
Pema.Thinley: A13. Buddha did it solely to benefit others and we normal people do for selfish reasons.
16 Feb 17, 11:11 PM
Choong_Moderator: So... Q14. In the final analysis, if we love our family, what should be a main "ingredient" in our short lives?
16 Feb 17, 11:11 PM
TekLee: people now will hold on to their power and eat more and more money :D
16 Feb 17, 11:11 PM
TekLee: A13: Buddha left his family to find the truth of life. And the ultimate solution in human birth, sick and old.
16 Feb 17, 11:11 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A13. Today, people would label the person as being selfish to abandon the family.
16 Feb 17, 11:11 PM
Wei Theng: Yes Grace.
16 Feb 17, 11:11 PM
Choong_Moderator: Sorry, quite right, quite right
16 Feb 17, 11:10 PM
Choong_Moderator: Absolutely right
16 Feb 17, 11:10 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A13: Buddha left His family and kingdom because of seeking for the truths and ultimate solutions for liberation from samsara and a normal person probably left family because of personal agenda
16 Feb 17, 11:10 PM
Elaine: To the common person in today's society, the Buddha was very cruel to have left his family instead of staying back and taking care of them. But he would not be able to help them anymore than just the physical. He needed to liberate himself and then help his family and all others to find the same liberation. Today, we would say that is a bad son.
16 Feb 17, 11:09 PM
graceleong: The difference is the motivation. Buddha let go of all his attachments to find a path that will bring eternal bliss to all sentient beings. A normal unattained person could not possibly have the same motivation. The normal motivation will be self cherishing.
16 Feb 17, 11:09 PM
Choong_Moderator: :)
16 Feb 17, 11:09 PM
Choong_Moderator: Buddha Shakyamuni eventually went to one of the heavens to teach his mother.
16 Feb 17, 11:09 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Not really, he showed true love for them and for all his parents of countless previous lives by finding the way out of suffering an d samsara. He went up to the Pure Land where his mother had been reborn and taught her the Dharma, and he also taught his father. Both attained Liberation from Samsara. All mothe r sentient beings would also be able to find liberation from samsara, through practicing his Dharma
16 Feb 17, 11:08 PM
Choong_Moderator: Yes, and lasting happiness too
16 Feb 17, 11:07 PM
Wei Theng: Q9. By not being attached to all he had, did Shakyamuni give up loving his parents, his kingdom? --> It looks like Shakyamuni gave up loving his parents & his kingdom from the normal people point of view. In reality, it is his great love that he wants to find the way for his parents & his kingdom to be really "HAPPY".
16 Feb 17, 11:07 PM
Choong_Moderator: So... Q13. What's the difference between what Buddha did when he left his family and kingdom and what a normal person might probably do today?
16 Feb 17, 11:06 PM
Choong_Moderator: True, @Kin Hoe
16 Feb 17, 11:06 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A9: Shakyamuni did not give up loving his parents because Shakyamuni wanted to look for permanent solutions to save his both parents during His time and all His previous past-life parents, ultimately to be relieved and liberated from samsara
16 Feb 17, 11:05 PM
Sofi: Bye Shelly.
16 Feb 17, 11:05 PM
shelly tai: Thank you Rinpoche and everyone in the chat room
16 Feb 17, 11:05 PM
Choong_Moderator: You are right about the bigger picture @Elaine
16 Feb 17, 11:04 PM
Choong_Moderator: Good insights everyone. "So therefore Lord Buddha loved everyone so much, he renounced and look what happened. Look how much benefit he brought to the world for thousands of years."
16 Feb 17, 11:04 PM
Elaine: So that is the bigger picture I mentioned before.
16 Feb 17, 11:04 PM
shelly tai: Q9: No Shakyamuni never give up on them once his goal of enlightenment is to benefits all mother sentient being.
16 Feb 17, 11:04 PM
Pema.Thinley: A8. No. Instead he gave up his normal life because he loved them so much and wanted to save them.
16 Feb 17, 11:03 PM
Sofi: Q9 : No, he did not give up loving his parents and kingdom. In giving up attachment, he proved his love for them all the more. He gained enlightenment to give them a way out of sufferings.
16 Feb 17, 11:03 PM
Jacinta: A9: Buddha did not give up His love for them, instead Buddha taught them on how to relieve their own sufferings
16 Feb 17, 11:03 PM
Wei Theng: Q8. Why is a very pleasant relationship very dangerous for spiritual practice? --> If the relationship gets us too attached to it & be away from spirituality, It will be very hard for us to take it if one day the relationship is no longer exist...
16 Feb 17, 11:03 PM
Elaine: It is because Shakyamuni love his parents big time that he decided to leave and seek enlightenment so he could help them in a more ultimate way.
16 Feb 17, 11:03 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A8: Pleasant relationship can become obstacles in our spiritual practice if we are not strong enough to overcome the attachments
16 Feb 17, 11:03 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A9. Definitely no. He renounced his samsara life so that he can gain Enlightenment to liberate ALL SENTIENT BEINGS
16 Feb 17, 11:02 PM
Jacinta: A8: It will actually increase your attachment and hence it will be harder to engage in spiritual practice
16 Feb 17, 11:02 PM
Choong_Moderator: This is an important one. Q9. By not being attached to all he had, did Shakyamuni give up loving his parents, his kingdom?
16 Feb 17, 11:02 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Good point Tek Lee.
16 Feb 17, 11:02 PM
Elaine: THere will always be a push and pull. We need to fulfill our expectations and spend time with our other half and please them serve them love them etc. But that is only one person in samsara. The bigger picture is there are millions more in samsara outside, which is more important? Dharma work where you will help many sentient beings or that one person at home? But you're committed to that person right? That's the dilemma.
16 Feb 17, 11:01 PM
TL Hor: A8: It is becuase when we are blinded by comfort. We don't see dharma
16 Feb 17, 11:01 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Torpor - lethargy or mental inactivity
16 Feb 17, 11:01 PM
Pastor Han Nee: It distracts us from engaging fully in a spiritual practice. Thats why, if we wish to fully focus on the Dharma path, w e have to do what Lord Buddha did. Renounce.
16 Feb 17, 11:01 PM
Choong_Moderator: That's right. Lulled into torpor
16 Feb 17, 11:00 PM
Sofi: Q8 : Because in pleasantry we are too comfort and lulled into false sense of security. Thus being spiritual will be the last thing in our mind other than as a hobby when we have time.
16 Feb 17, 11:00 PM
Elaine: Our minds and loyalties are split.
16 Feb 17, 10:59 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A8. A pleasant relationship feeds the self cherishing mind and therefore, our mind will put the significant other before Buddha/ Dharma. This itself will prevent us from practicing Dharma and pulls us further away deeper into samsara.
16 Feb 17, 10:59 PM
Pema.Thinley: A8. It makes us go more me me me me and takes away from dharma practices
16 Feb 17, 10:59 PM
Choong_Moderator: @Elaine, why?
16 Feb 17, 10:59 PM
Choong_Moderator: That's right @Kin Hoe or it could be love for something like the 3Cs
16 Feb 17, 10:59 PM
Elaine: It takes us away from spiritual practice.
16 Feb 17, 10:58 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A7: Ego love is where a person is highly expected and presumed can give someone happiness, satisfaction, stability, security and many good things in life
16 Feb 17, 10:58 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q8. Why is a very pleasant relationship very dangerous for spiritual practice?
16 Feb 17, 10:57 PM
Lum Kok Luen: I forgot another one - Condominium
16 Feb 17, 10:57 PM
Choong_Moderator: Wah @Lum, you got more than 3
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