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23 Jan 19, 08:14 PM
Pastor Shin:

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你看了谢晓晶讲法师最新的中文佛法视频吗?
Have you seen Pastor Lanse Chiah's latest Facebook live videos in Chinese?

《为何自寻烦恼 1》
Why I Make Myself Unhappy 1

《为何自寻烦恼 2》
Why I Make Myself Unhappy 2

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23 Jan 19, 04:52 PM
Pastor Shin: Hi Sham Kumar,
Welcome to the blog chat. Dorje Shugden is an Enlightened Dharma Protector, the wrathful emanation of Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom. Manjushri is often referred to as the ‘Father of all Buddhas’ and it is said that: “Enlightenment is not possible without Manjushri.”

Below are 2 links to information in various languages. The first link is a brief introduction to who Bhagavan Dorje Shugden is, and in the second link you can read the origins, as well as graphic novels (in 11 languages) of his various incarnations in history.

1. Dhaneshwar Bhagawan Dorje Shugden | धनेश्वर भगवान दोर्जी शुगदेन। | தனேஷ்வரர் பகவான் டோர்ஜே ஷுக்டேன் | धनेश्वर भगवान दोर्जे शुग्देन।​ | རྡོ་རྗེ་ཤུགས་ལྡན། https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dhaneshwar-bhagawan-dorje-shugden.html

2. Dorje Shugden Graphic Novels https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/dorje-shugden-graphic-novels.html

Do drop by if you need more information or help in navigating the blog. How did you get to know about the blog?
22 Jan 19, 10:24 PM
Sham Kumar: Hi Sir, I'm new to this blog. I just wander who is Bhagavan Dorje Shudgen? What are the history of this Lord? Please explain me. I jUST WANNA KNOW. Thank you.
21 Jan 19, 11:59 AM
Pastor Shin:

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你看了谢晓晶讲法师最新的中文佛法视频吗?
Have you seen Pastor Lanse Chiah's latest Facebook live videos in Chinese

《詹杜固仁波切生平故事——承诺(第五章:创造传奇 13)》
H.E. Tsem Rinpoche - The Promise (Chapter 5: Creating A Legacy, Part 13)

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19 Jan 19, 12:36 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Have a great weekend. And see you on Bentong Walk with our fleamarket tonight or visit Bigfoot Universe in Bentong.
19 Jan 19, 12:35 PM
Sofi: Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Joy for moderating and everyone.
19 Jan 19, 12:35 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Thank you Rinpoche and everyone.
19 Jan 19, 12:30 PM
Valentina: Next week’s blog chat topic is

The White Old Man (Tsagan Evgen)

https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/the-white-old-man-tsagan-evgen.html

See you next week!
19 Jan 19, 12:30 PM
Jacinta: Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor Shin, Pastor Antoinette, Sofi, Yee Yin and Valentina.
19 Jan 19, 12:30 PM
Pastor Shin: Thank you Joy for moderating. See everyone next week!
19 Jan 19, 12:30 PM
Jacinta: Thank You Moderator Joy
19 Jan 19, 12:29 PM
Joy_Moderator: Dear all, we have come to an end of blog chat session for the day, please do remember to do your dedications!
19 Jan 19, 12:28 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Sofi!
19 Jan 19, 12:28 PM
Jacinta: Ya @Moderator Joy, just like the 6 big Buddha statues in Malaysiahttps://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/art-architecture/6-incredibl-stunning-big-buddha-statues-in-malaysia.html and now we have one here is KFR, Chamang Bentong. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/worlds-largest-dorje-shugden-shrine.html
19 Jan 19, 12:28 PM
Joy_Moderator: This is Manjushri in China and our Kecharians went there... https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/mtwutaimanjushri01.jpg, https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/mtwutaimanjushri02.jpg, https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/mtwutaimanjushri03.jpeg
19 Jan 19, 12:27 PM
Joy_Moderator: This a very nice One Minute post where you can see many gigantic grand Buddha statues created from different parts of the world.. https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/one-minute-story/grand-statues-around-the-world https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/main_900.jpg https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/buddhastatues003a.jpg https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Wat-Bang-Riang-Phang-Nga-Thailand-002.jpg
19 Jan 19, 12:26 PM
Sofi: The key point is bigger Buddha statues are always better. More atoms to bless us with and can be seen from afar to create imprints in the minds of sentient beings.
19 Jan 19, 12:25 PM
Joy_Moderator: Also, the larger the statue, the more people will be able to see it from afar, and this helps to plant seeds of enlightenment in their mind-stream without them even consciously thinking about it. It is from this same motivation that we wear Buddha pendants, put Buddha statues in our cars and generally try to propagate the image of the Buddha’s body, speech and mind as widely as possible. It is all about planting seeds of enlightenment in people’s mind-streams and helping them to generate as much merit and purify as much karma as possible.

Hence, the bigger, the better and this is why in many countries have gigantic Buddha statues being installed on their land.
19 Jan 19, 12:25 PM
Joy_Moderator: 6. What is the difference in circumambulating around a five-foot Buddha statue versus a 500-foot Buddha statue?

- The difference between circumambulating around a five-foot Buddha statue versus a 500-foot Buddha statue is that the bigger the Buddha statue, the more atoms it has on its body and that amount of atom equals to the amount of merits one accumulates from virtuous actions. For example creating a huge image of the Buddha, making offerings, prostrating or circumambulating around such as image, one collects the same amount of merits as the amount of atoms that came together to form that Buddha image.

On top of that, the larger the image, the more mantras and Buddha images can be inserted into the statue to help people accumulate even more merits in a shorter time. In this way, when someone prostrates, circumambulates or make offerings to a single large Buddha statue, they are in reality prostrating, circumambulating and making offerings to the many more mantras and Buddha images that the large statue contains.

For example, in the modern era we can fit one million Buddha images, mantras and Sutras on a small thumb drive and when inserted into a small Buddha statue, when we prostrate to the statue although it is so small, we are prostrating to one million Buddhas; when we circumambulate and so forth, it is the same. Therefore, we are collecting the merit of interacting with one million Buddhas. The advantages of multiplicity and size are thus combined to accumulate even more merits and purify even more karma, therefore maximising the benefits we are able to acquire from the limited amount of time we dedicate to spiritual practice.

19 Jan 19, 12:25 PM
Joy_Moderator: This is why the bigger the Buddha the better!
19 Jan 19, 12:24 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin
19 Jan 19, 12:24 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Yee Yin for your accurate and detailed answer
19 Jan 19, 12:21 PM
Pastor Shin: A6. The larger the image, there will be more merits accrued from circumambulating. This is because the amount of merits accrued from making Buddha images is equal to the number of atoms used to form that image, the larger the Buddha image, the more atoms came together to form that image and therefore the more merits are accumulated in making the statue. The same principle can be extended to those who make offerings, prostrate or circumambulate the image.

Furthermore, the larger the image, the more mantras and Buddha images can be inserted into the statue to help people accumulate even more merits in a shorter time. In this way, when someone prostrates, circumambulates or make offerings to a single large Buddha statue, they are in reality prostrating, circumambulating and making offerings to the many more mantras and Buddha images that the large statue contains.
19 Jan 19, 12:21 PM
Joy_Moderator: Jacinta and Pastor Antoinette, thank you for your answers... Sofi... wow... very detailed answer, what is the main key point from your answer?
19 Jan 19, 12:21 PM
Yee Yin: 6. What is the difference in circumambulating around a five-foot Buddha statue versus a 500-foot Buddha statue?

Ans: The amount of merits accrued from making Buddha images will be equal to the number of atoms used to form that image. The formula is simple – the larger the Buddha image, the more atoms came together to form that image and therefore the more merits are accumulated in making the statue.

The same principle can be extended to those who make offerings, prostrate or circumambulate the image. A person making offerings, prostrating and circumambulating will be able to amass even more merits because their actions are being done in relations to a larger statue, whereby a larger number of atoms came together to represent a Buddha form.

Furthermore, the larger the image, the more mantras and Buddha images can be inserted into the statue to help people accumulate even more merits in a shorter time. In this way, when someone prostrates, circumambulates or make offerings to a single large Buddha statue, they are in reality prostrating, circumambulating and making offerings to the many more mantras and Buddha images that the large statue contains. For example, in the modern era we can fit one million Buddha images, mantras and Sutras on a small thumb drive and when inserted into a small Buddha statue, when we prostrate to the statue although it is so small, we are prostrating to one million Buddhas; when we circumambulate and so forth, it is the same. Therefore, we are collecting the merit of interacting with one million Buddhas. The advantages of multiplicity and size are thus combined to accumulate even more merits and purify even more karma, therefore maximising the benefits we are able to acquire from the limited amount of time we dedicate to spiritual practice.

19 Jan 19, 12:21 PM
Jacinta: thank you
19 Jan 19, 12:20 PM
Jacinta: I see, Pastor Shin and Moderator Joy. The right intention and dedication are very very important.
19 Jan 19, 12:18 PM
Joy_Moderator: Jacinta regarding your question... Jacinta: I am wondering, usually we were asked to visualise many people surrounding us doing the same actions as we performing any Dharmic action.. How about doing blogchat online? >>> This is usually in relation to retreat or when you are doing your prayers. I am not too sure about doing Dharma activities such as blog chat but for sure if you set a good motivation and do a good dedication to be of benefit to others because in blogchat is where you will learn and expand your knowledge so you can then share the dharma with others and perhaps help someone. Then it would be a very powerful and meritorious action :) Hence, we do DEDICATIONS :)
19 Jan 19, 12:18 PM
Pastor Shin: [×] [o] Jacinta: I am wondering, usually we were asked to visualise many people surrounding us doing the same actions as we performing any Dharmic action.. How about doing blogchat online?

@Jacinta - As this is a Dharmic action - of studying and learning the Dharma, you can visualise this, setting a good motivation before you start the session, and at the end of the session, do a good dedication.
19 Jan 19, 12:17 PM
Sofi: A6: It is said that the amount of merits accrued from making Buddha images will be equal to the number of atoms used to form that image. The formula is simple – the larger the Buddha image, the more atoms came together to form that image and therefore the more merits are accumulated in making the statue. The same principle can be extended to those who make offerings, prostrate or circumambulate the image. A person making offerings, prostrating and circumambulating will be able to amass even more merits because their actions are being done in relations to a larger statue, whereby a larger number of atoms came together to represent a Buddha form. Furthermore, the larger the image, the more mantras and Buddha images can be inserted into the statue to help people accumulate even more merits in a shorter time. In this way, when someone prostrates, circumambulates or make offerings to a single large Buddha statue, they are in reality prostrating, circumambulating and making offerings to the many more mantras and Buddha images that the large statue contains. For example, in the modern era we can fit one million Buddha images, mantras and Sutras on a small thumb drive and when inserted into a small Buddha statue, when we prostrate to the statue although it is so small, we are prostrating to one million Buddhas; when we circumambulate and so forth, it is the same. Therefore, we are collecting the merit of interacting with one million Buddhas. The advantages of multiplicity and size are thus combined to accumulate even more merits and purify even more karma, therefore maximising the benefits we are able to acquire from the limited amount of time we dedicate to spiritual practice. Therefore the larger the statue, the more people will be able to see it from afar, thereby planting seeds of enlightenment in their mind-stream without them even consciously thinking about it.
19 Jan 19, 12:16 PM
Valentina: ANS 5:

Purification can also take place from the side of the subject – the being who is purifying their negative karma. This is based on the person generating the Four Opponent Powers, which are:

Power of Reliance: taking refuge in the Three Jewels (the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) and understanding the benefits and reasons of taking refuge.
Power of Regret: understanding that our past negative actions have led to the creation of negative karma, which is the cause for our present suffering.
Power of Remedy: engaging in actions that purify karma, such as circumambulating around representations of the enlightened body, speech or mind of a Buddha; reciting mantras; making prostrations; meditating; making offerings, etc.
Power of Resolve: the promise never to commit negative actions again, no matter how difficult it is for you to abstain from doing it.

Example:
if we consciously circumambulate around the mantra stones while generating the Four Opponent Powers, the purification of karma becomes maximised because from the side of the subject, the act becomes imbued with conscious intent.
19 Jan 19, 12:16 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 6. What is the difference in circumambulating around a five-foot Buddha statue versus a 500-foot Buddha statue? A6: Rinpoche explained that the amount of merits accrued from making or prostrating in front of a larger Buddha statue will ve equal to the number of atoms used to form that Buddha image. Therefore the larger - the more merits.
19 Jan 19, 12:15 PM
Pastor Shin: A5. The Four Opponent Powers are necessary for the full purification of negative karma. the purification of karma becomes maximised because from the side of the subject, the act becomes imbued with conscious intent. The four opponent powers are:

1. Power of Reliance: taking refuge in the Three Jewels (the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) and understanding the benefits and reasons of taking refuge.

2. Power of Regret: understanding that our past negative actions have led to the creation of negative karma, which is the cause for our present suffering.

3. Power of Remedy: engaging in actions that purify karma, such as circumambulating around representations of the enlightened body, speech or mind of a Buddha; reciting mantras; making prostrations; meditating; making offerings, etc.

4. Power of Resolve: the promise never to commit negative actions again, no matter how difficult it is for you to abstain from doing it. The Four Opponent Powers are necessary for the full purification of negative karma.

19 Jan 19, 12:14 PM
Jacinta: 6. What is the difference in circumambulating around a five-foot Buddha statue versus a 500-foot Buddha statue?
The answer lies in the scriptures where it is said that the amount of merits accrued from making Buddha images will be equal to the number of atoms used to form that image. The formula is simple – the larger the Buddha image, the more atoms came together to form that image and therefore the more merits are accumulated in making the statue.

Hence a 500-foot Buddha statue is better than a five-foot Buddha Statue.
19 Jan 19, 12:12 PM
Jacinta: Just came to my mind..
19 Jan 19, 12:12 PM
Jacinta: I am wondering, usually we were asked to visualise many people surrounding us doing the same actions as we performing any Dharmic action.. How about doing blogchat online?
19 Jan 19, 12:12 PM
Joy_Moderator: This is the final question for today's blog chat... 6. What is the difference in circumambulating around a five-foot Buddha statue versus a 500-foot Buddha statue?
19 Jan 19, 12:11 PM
Pastor Antoinette: A5: 2. Power of Regret: Understanding our negative actions have done the harm and are the cause for our suffering. 3. Power of Remedy: doing purifying actions such as circumambulating sacred objects, reciting mantras.. 4. Power of Resolve: The promise to stop doing the negative actions again.
19 Jan 19, 12:11 PM
Joy_Moderator: 5. What must one do in order for complete purification to take place from the side of the subject? Do explain and give one example.

- In order for purification to take place from the side of the subject, the being who is purifying their negative karma needs to generating the Four Opponent Powers, which are:

1) Power of Reliance: taking refuge in the Three Jewels (the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) and understanding the benefits and reasons of taking refuge.

2) Power of Regret: understanding that our past negative actions have led to the creation of negative karma, which is the cause for our present suffering.

3) Power of Remedy: engaging in actions that purify karma, such as circumambulating around representations of the enlightened body, speech or mind of a Buddha; reciting mantras; making prostrations; meditating; making offerings, etc.

4) Power of Resolve: the promise never to commit negative actions again, no matter how difficult it is for you to abstain from doing it.
19 Jan 19, 12:11 PM
Joy_Moderator: The Four Opponent Powers are necessary for the full purification of negative karma. Therefore, although our KFR dogs mentioned above purified their karma through their unintentional circumambulation of the mantra stones, they could not maximise this purification – their play around the mantra stones was unintentional and void of the Four Opponent Powers.

Hence, to consciously circumambulate around the mantra stones while generating the Four Opponent Powers, the purification of karma becomes maximised because from the side of the subject, the act becomes imbued with conscious intent. Hence in generating the Four Opponent Powers while engaging in virtuous activities, we make full use of that action to assist us not only in our spiritual journey but also in our daily lives.
19 Jan 19, 12:10 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Yee Yin, Sofi and Jacinta for your complete detailed answers.
19 Jan 19, 12:10 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette: Joy_Moderator: Pastor Antoinette what is the main thing that helps with the purifying for these beings? What can they do? If they have the ability to visualise it would be very helpful.
19 Jan 19, 12:09 PM
Jacinta: 5. What must one do in order for complete purification to take place from the side of the subject? If so do explain and give one example?
A5: For a full and complete purification to take place, the four opponent powers must be present, namely Power of Reliance, Power of Regret, Power of Remedy, and Power of Resolve. For example, someone regretted of having to kill his friend. With great remorse and regret, he took refuge of Buddha and through the teaching of Buddha, he prostrated and chant mantra relentlessly. Also he took on the vow of not killing in his life again. With these four opponent powers, he can and will eventually purify or at least lessened his negative karma of killing.
19 Jan 19, 12:09 PM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette
19 Jan 19, 12:08 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 5. What must one do in order for complete purification to take place from the side of the subject? Do explain A5: The four opponent powers: 1. Power of Reliance: taking refuge in the three Jewels and understanding the benefits of doing so.
19 Jan 19, 12:08 PM
Sofi: A5: Purification can also take place from the side of the subject – the being who is purifying their negative karma. This is based on the person generating the Four Opponent Powers, which are:

Power of Reliance: taking refuge in the Three Jewels (the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) and understanding the benefits and reasons of taking refuge.
Power of Regret: understanding that our past negative actions have led to the creation of negative karma, which is the cause for our present suffering.
Power of Remedy: engaging in actions that purify karma, such as circumambulating around representations of the enlightened body, speech or mind of a Buddha; reciting mantras; making prostrations; meditating; making offerings, etc.
Power of Resolve: the promise never to commit negative actions again, no matter how difficult it is for you to abstain from doing it.
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19 Jan 19, 12:08 PM
Yee Yin: 5. What must one do in order for complete purification to take place from the side of the subject? If so do explain and give one example?

Purification can also take place from the side of the subject – the being who is purifying their negative karma. This is based on the person generating the Four Opponent Powers, which are:

1. Power of Reliance: taking refuge in the Three Jewels (the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha) and understanding the benefits and reasons of taking refuge.

2. Power of Regret: understanding that our past negative actions have led to the creation of negative karma, which is the cause for our present suffering.

3. Power of Remedy: engaging in actions that purify karma, such as circumambulating around representations of the enlightened body, speech or mind of a Buddha; reciting mantras; making prostrations; meditating; making offerings, etc.

4. Power of Resolve: the promise never to commit negative actions again, no matter how difficult it is for you to abstain from doing it. The Four Opponent Powers are necessary for the full purification of negative karma.

19 Jan 19, 12:07 PM
Pastor Antoinette: Joy_Moderator: Pastor Antoinette what is the main thing that helps with the purifying for these beings? What can they do? If they have the ability to visualise it would be very helpful.
19 Jan 19, 12:03 PM
Joy_Moderator: 5. What must one do in order for complete purification to take place from the side of the subject? Do explain and give one example.
19 Jan 19, 12:03 PM
Pastor Antoinette: 4. What if we cannot visualise, can we still purify our karma if we do not know and did not have the intension to do so? If so do explain and give one example? A4. Because of power of the object, even a baby who has no idea of the holy Buddha image he is being pushed around in his stroller will purify negative karma.
19 Jan 19, 12:02 PM
Joy_Moderator: 4. What if we cannot visualise, can we still purify our karma if we do not know and did not have the intention to do so? If so do explain and give one example?

- Yes purification can still occur without conscious effort from one’s side and it can happen due to the power of the object.

- An example that Rinpoche gave was a story in the Lamrim about an ant on a leaf when it started to rain. This leaf happened to be in the circular depression in the dirt path around the stupa, which was caused by many people having circumambulated around it. As the rain began filling the depression, the leaf began to float and the water’s current blown by the wind happened to take the ant around the stupa. Through the power of the stupa (object), the ant’s unintentional act of circumambulating around the stupa not only purified some of its negative karma but acted as the cause for the ant to become an arhat many lifetimes later.

- Rinpoche brought our attention to a real-life example taking place right in front of our eyes – as Rinpoche debated with us, two of KFR’s dogs ran around playing with each other. At one point they chased each other around the grotto where 500 stones etched with Dorje Shugden’s mantra have been placed. Unknowingly to them, they have actually purified some of their negative karma especially connected with their speech, because they repeatedly circled the mantra stones. Although the dogs lacked the ability to visualise mantras or perceive the significance of the stones, it was due to the power of the object (mantra stones) and the dogs’ unintentional act of circumambulation that led them to purify their negative karma.
19 Jan 19, 12:02 PM
Joy_Moderator: Sofi and Pastor Shin answer no. 3 is correct. Yee Yin and Jacinta your answer no. 4 is correct - yes they need to do some visualisation.
19 Jan 19, 12:00 PM
Pastor Shin: A4. If we cannot visualise, we can still purify our karma if we do not know and did not have the intention to do so. Purification can occur without conscious effort, and it takes place due to the power of the object.

An example given was that two of KFR’s dogs ran around playing with each other. At one point they chased each other around the grotto where 500 stones etched with Dorje Shugden’s mantra have been placed. Unbeknownst to them, they actually purified some of their negative karma especially connected with their speech, because they repeatedly circled the mantra stones. Although the dogs lacked the ability to visualise mantras or perceive the significance of the stones, it was due to the power of the object (mantra stones) and the dogs’ unintentional act of circumambulation that led them to purify their negative karma.
19 Jan 19, 12:00 PM
Joy_Moderator: Pastor Antoinette what is the main thing that helps with the purifying for these beings? What can they do?
19 Jan 19, 11:59 AM
Pastor Antoinette: 3. Can others non-human beings such as animals, gods, demi-gods, spirits and ghost possess the ability to purify their karma? If so how and does it require a tangible object? A3: Because of the power of the object such as a stupa or Buddha statue purification will occur even without conscious effort. Therefore animals, gods and demi-gods for example will gain merits and be purified by circumambulating such a holy objects.
19 Jan 19, 11:58 AM
Valentina: ANS 4:

Yes although one lack the ability to visualise, they still can purify their negative karma. Example

Unbeknownst to them, the dogs in KFR actually purified some of their negative karma especially connected with their speech, because they repeatedly circled the mantra stones. Although the dogs lacked the ability to visualise mantras or perceive the significance of the stones, it was due to the power of the object (mantra stones) and the dogs’ unintentional act of circumambulation that led them to purify their negative karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:58 AM
Sofi: A4: Purification can occur without conscious effort, and it takes place due to the power of the object. A story in the Lamrim about an ant on a leaf when it started to rain. This leaf happened to be in the circular depression in the dirt path around the stupa, which was caused by many people having circumambulated around it. As the rain began filling the depression, the leaf began to float and the water’s current blown by the wind happened to take the ant around the stupa. Through the power of the stupa (object), the ant’s unintentional act of circumambulating around the stupa not only purified some of its negative karma but acted as the cause for the ant to become an arhat many lifetimes later.
19 Jan 19, 11:58 AM
Joy_Moderator: Sorry for the typo... it should be "intention"
19 Jan 19, 11:56 AM
Pastor Shin: A3. Other non-human beings such as animals, gods, demi-gods, spirits and ghost do possess the ability to purify their karma. They could visualise the representation of an enlightened being or enlightened speech and make prostrations to their visualisations. From their side, if they have visualised an enlightened representation then acted in relations to said representation, they can purify their karma.

This is theoretical and whether or not gods and spirits will actually do so or want to do so is debatable. Our specific focus here is on their possessing the ability to visualise, and that ability therefore giving them the potential to purify karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:55 AM
Yee Yin: 4. What if we cannot visualise, can we still purify our karma if we do not know and did not have the intention to do so? If so do explain and give one example?

Ans: Purification can occur without conscious effort such as visualisation, and it takes place due to the power of the object. To illustrate this point, Rinpoche referenced a story in the Lamrim about an ant on a leaf when it started to rain. This leaf happened to be in the circular depression in the dirt path around the stupa, which was caused by many people having circumambulated around it. As the rain began filling the depression, the leaf began to float and the water’s current blown by the wind happened to take the ant around the stupa. Through the power of the stupa (object), the ant’s unintentional act of circumambulating around the stupa not only purified some of its negative karma but acted as the cause for the ant to become an arhat many lifetimes later.
19 Jan 19, 11:53 AM
Sofi: A3: Purification of karma is not only something that humans can do. For instance, even in the absence of a physical representation of an enlightened being, any being within the six realms of samsara (hell, ghost, animal, human, demi-god and god) can purify karma if they have the ability to visualise. Rinpoche gave the example of gods or some classes of spirits who have the ability to visualise. They could visualise the representation of an enlightened being or enlightened speech and make prostrations to their visualisations. From their side, if they have visualised an enlightened representation then acted in relations to said representation, they can purify their karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:51 AM
Pastor Antoinette: A2 continued: The Buddhas help us through different methods to purify the negative karma such as through our speech with reciting mantras. Or the body with prostrations or the mind with circumambulating around a Stupa for example.
19 Jan 19, 11:50 AM
Jacinta: 4. What if we cannot visualise, can we still purify our karma if we do not know and did not have the intention to do so? If so do explain and give one example?
Yes, even if we cannot visualise, we can still purify our karma out of ignorance or lack of intention to do so. For example, dogs chasing each other around the stupa in a clockwise manner.Due to the power of the object (Buddha Statue) and the dogs’ unintentional act of circumambulation that led them to purify their negative karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:47 AM
Joy_Moderator: 4. What if we cannot visualise, can we still purify our karma if we do not know and did not have the intension to do so? If so do explain and give one example?
19 Jan 19, 11:47 AM
Joy_Moderator: For those who have answered Question 3 can move on to Question no.4...
19 Jan 19, 11:47 AM
Valentina: ANS 3:

Purification of karma is not only something that humans can do. For instance, even in the absence of a physical representation of an enlightened being, any being within the six realms of samsara (hell, ghost, animal, human, demi-god and god) can purify karma if they have the ability to visualise.

Example of gods or some classes of spirits who have the ability to visualise. They could visualise the representation of an enlightened being or enlightened speech and make prostrations to their visualisations. From their side, if they have visualised an enlightened representation then acted in relations to said representation, they can purify their karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:47 AM
Joy_Moderator: 3. Can others non-human beings such as animals, gods, demi-gods, spirits and ghost possess the ability to purify their karma? If so how and does it require a tangible object?

- Yes these non-human beings can purify their negative karma if the can visualise the representation of an enlightened being or enlightened speech and make prostrations to their visualisations. From their side, if they have visualised an enlightened representation then acted in this manner, they can purify their karma.

- This is theoretical and whether or not gods and spirits will actually do so or want to do so is debatable. Our specific focus here is on their possessing the ability to visualise, and that ability therefore giving them the potential to purify karma.

- The fact a spirit or god has the potential to purify karma means that purification can take place in the absence of a tangible object, through the power of the subject’s visualisation.
19 Jan 19, 11:46 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Antoinette and Jacinta for your answers...
19 Jan 19, 11:46 AM
Pastor Antoinettename: What is the cause that holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness? How do we create this and what did Buddha do to help us, give one example? A2: The karma that we create through our body, speech and mind holds us back from higher states of consciousness. We creare this by creating negative actions such as killing or lying or holding wrong view and anger for example.
19 Jan 19, 11:40 AM
Pastor Antoinette:  Which is more efficacious in helping us to purify our speech karma, circumambulating the Buddha’s body (Buddha statues) and circumambulating Buddha’s speech (mantra stones)? If there is no difference then why are there many methods for us to purify our karma? A1: There is no difference in terms of efficiency. The different methods exist because of our situation and karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:37 AM
Jacinta: 3. Can others, non-human beings such as animals, gods, demi-gods, spirits and ghost possess the ability to purify their karma? If so how and does it require a tangible object?
Yes, these beings other than human can still purifying their karma if they have the ability to visualise. In this case, mind matters and hence tangible object is not necessary. However, purification can also occur without conscious effort, and it takes place due to the power of the object such as birds accidentally circumambulating stupas while flying around the stupas.
19 Jan 19, 11:35 AM
Yee Yin: 3. Can others, non-human beings such as animals, gods, demi-gods, spirits and ghost possess the ability to purify their karma? If so how and does it require a tangible object?

In the absence of a physical representation of an enlightened being, any being within the six realms of samsara (hell, ghost, animal, human, demi-god and god) can purify karma if they have the ability to visualise. Rinpoche gave the example of gods or some classes of spirits who have the ability to visualise. They could visualise the representation of an enlightened being or enlightened speech and make prostrations to their visualisations. From their side, if they have visualised an enlightened representation then acted in relations to said representation, they can purify their karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:31 AM
Joy_Moderator: 3. Can others, non-human beings such as animals, gods, demi-gods, spirits and ghost possess the ability to purify their karma? If so how and does it require a tangible object?
19 Jan 19, 11:31 AM
Joy_Moderator: 2. What is the cause that holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness? How do we create this and what did Buddha do to help us, give one example?

- The karma we create from our Three Doors – our body, speech and mind creates suffering and holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness.

- Therefore the Buddha out of great compassion manifested methods that directly counter and purify the karma we create through our body, speech and mind.

- One example is the negative body karma one creates through the acts of killing, sexual misconduct or stealing can be purified via beneficial actions performed in relations to the Buddha’s form or body.

- There are many ways to purify such as creating Buddha statues, painting Buddha images, adorning them with jewels, prostrating to them or making offerings to them, as well as helping the sick, serving Sangha, building temples and relieving physical difficulties for others.
19 Jan 19, 11:30 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Valentina and Pastor Shin for this answer
19 Jan 19, 11:30 AM
Pastor Antoinette: Good morning Rinpoche, good morning everyone.
19 Jan 19, 11:26 AM
Pastor Shin: A2. Karma creates suffering and holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness. Hence, out of compassion, the Buddha manifested methods that directly counter and purify the karma we create through our body, speech and mind.

An example, negative mind karma created through acts like holding wrong view, anger, miserliness, selfishness, pride, jealousy, and also denying universal truths such as karma. These can be purified through both physical actions like circumambulating around stupas which represent the Buddha’s enlightened mind, and through meditating on emptiness, developing compassion, accepting the Bodhisattva vows, Mahayana vows, Pratimoksha vows and so forth.
19 Jan 19, 11:25 AM
Valentina: ANS 2:

karma creates suffering and holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness.

Hence, out of compassion, the Buddha manifested methods that directly counter and purify the karma we create through our body, speech and mind. These methods are applied in relations to the Buddha’s body, speech and mind.

For example:

Negative body karma created through acts like killing, sexual misconduct or stealing can be purified via beneficial actions performed in relations to the Buddha’s form or body. There are countless ways we can do this including creating Buddha statues, painting Buddha images, adorning them with jewels, prostrating to them or making offerings to them, as well as helping the sick, serving Sangha, building temples and relieving physical difficulties for others.
19 Jan 19, 11:23 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Sofi, Yee Yin and Jacinta for your correct answers!
19 Jan 19, 11:20 AM
Jacinta: 2. What is the cause that holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness? How do we create this and what did Buddha do to help us, give one example?
A2: The cause that holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness is our karma, which are unskillful actions and then karma creates sufferings. Hence, we need to purify our negative karma and one of the methods is the purification using Buddha statues such as circumambulating around Buddha statues.
19 Jan 19, 11:17 AM
Yee Yin: 2. What is the cause that holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness? How do we create this and what did Buddha do to help us, give one example?

Ans: Karma creates suffering and holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness. Hence, out of compassion, the Buddha manifested methods that directly counter and purify the karma we create through our body, speech and mind. These methods are applied in relations to the Buddha’s body, speech and mind. For example:

Negative body karma created through acts like killing, sexual misconduct or stealing can be purified via beneficial actions performed in relations to the Buddha’s form or body. There are countless ways we can do this including creating Buddha statues, painting Buddha images, adorning them with jewels, prostrating to them or making offerings to them, as well as helping the sick, serving Sangha, building temples and relieving physical difficulties for others.
19 Jan 19, 11:16 AM
Joy_Moderator: Hi Jacinta... thank you for your answer!
19 Jan 19, 11:15 AM
Joy_Moderator: 2. What is the cause that holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness? How do we create this and what did Buddha do to help us, give one example?
19 Jan 19, 11:15 AM
Sofi: Karma creates suffering and holds us back from achieving higher states of consciousness. Hence, out of compassion, the Buddha manifested methods that directly counter and purify the karma we create through our body, speech and mind. These methods are applied in relations to the Buddha’s body, speech and mind. For example:

Negative body karma created through acts like killing, sexual misconduct or stealing can be purified via beneficial actions performed in relations to the Buddha’s form or body. There are countless ways we can do this including creating Buddha statues, painting Buddha images, adorning them with jewels, prostrating to them or making offerings to them, as well as helping the sick, serving Sangha, building temples and relieving physical difficulties for others.
19 Jan 19, 11:14 AM
Jacinta: 1. Which is more efficacious in helping us to purify our speech karma, circumambulating the Buddha’s body (Buddha statues) and circumambulating Buddha’s speech (mantra stones)? If there is no difference then why are there many methods for us to purify our karma?
A1. Ultimael, there's no differences. However, it is due to our karma that Buddha compassionately taught methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation.
19 Jan 19, 11:13 AM
Joy_Moderator: 1. Which is more efficacious in helping us to purify our speech karma, circumambulating the Buddha’s body (Buddha statues) and circumambulating Buddha’s speech (mantra stones)? If there is no difference then why are there many methods for us to purify our karma?

- There is no difference in terms of its efficacy when purifying speech karma. Ultimately, there is no difference because all representations of enlightenment, whether it is the Buddha’s body, speech and mind, lead back to and represent the same source – the Buddha’s enlightened nature.

- It is because of our own limitations due to our unenlightened mind, we operate on a conventional level, therefore the Buddha compassionately taught many methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation.
19 Jan 19, 11:13 AM
Jacinta: Good morning Rinpoche, Pastors, Moderator and others
19 Jan 19, 11:13 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Pastor Shin for your answer
19 Jan 19, 11:10 AM
Pastor Shin: A1. Ultimately, there is no difference because all representations of enlightenment, whether it is the Buddha’s body, speech and mind, lead back to and represent the same source – the Buddha’s enlightened nature which is what we are actually tapping into. However, because we unenlightened beings operate on a conventional level, Rinpoche explained that the Buddha compassionately taught methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation. To someone operating on an ultimate level, a Buddha’s body is just as effective for purifying negative speech karma, as it is for purifying negative body or mind karma.
19 Jan 19, 11:10 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Yee Yin and Valentina for your correct answers as well!
19 Jan 19, 11:09 AM
Valentina: ANS 1:

Ultimately, there is no difference as to which one is more efficacious in helping us to purify our speech karma because all representations of enlightenment, whether it is the Buddha’s body, speech and mind, lead back to and represent the same source – the Buddha’s enlightened nature which is what we are actually tapping into.

However, because we unenlightened beings operate on a conventional level, Rinpoche explained that the Buddha compassionately taught methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation.
19 Jan 19, 11:09 AM
Yee Yin: 1. Which is more efficacious in helping us to purify our speech karma, circumambulating the Buddha’s body (Buddha statues) and circumambulating Buddha’s speech (mantra stones)? If there is no difference then why are there many methods for us to purify our karma?

Ans: Ultimately, there is no difference because all representations of enlightenment, whether it is the Buddha’s body, speech and mind, lead back to and represent the same source – the Buddha’s enlightened nature which is what we are actually tapping into. However, because we unenlightened beings operate on a conventional level, Rinpoche explained that the Buddha compassionately taught methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation.
19 Jan 19, 11:08 AM
Joy_Moderator: Thank you Sofi, your answer is most accurate!
19 Jan 19, 11:07 AM
Sofi: A1 : Ultimately, there is no difference because all representations of enlightenment, whether it is the Buddha’s body, speech and mind, lead back to and represent the same source – the Buddha’s enlightened nature which is what we are actually tapping into. However, because we unenlightened beings operate on a conventional level, Rinpoche explained that the Buddha compassionately taught methods for us to purify our karma to suit our current karma-bound situation.
19 Jan 19, 11:05 AM
Yee Yin: Good morning everyone!
19 Jan 19, 11:04 AM
Sofi: Good morning Rinpoche. Good morning Joy and everyone
19 Jan 19, 11:03 AM
Joy_Moderator: 1. Which is more efficacious in helping us to purify our speech karma, circumambulating the Buddha’s body (Buddha statues) and circumambulating Buddha’s speech (mantra stones)? If there is no difference then why are there many methods for us to purify our karma?
19 Jan 19, 11:03 AM
Joy_Moderator: Let's start with the first question...
19 Jan 19, 11:02 AM
Joy_Moderator: Good morning all. Today's Blog Chat Topic is... Bigger and more Buddha statues makes a difference https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/kechara-13-depts/bigger-and-more-buddha-statues-makes-a-difference.html
18 Jan 19, 11:29 PM
Parth 2: Thanks choong :)
18 Jan 19, 11:25 PM
Choong: Dear Parth,

Rinpoche has a teaching which explains everything about a khata offering:

https://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-khatas-and-the-meaning-behind-it.html

:)
18 Jan 19, 11:15 PM
Parth 2: Dear rinpoche! Greetings everyone! A few years back, a friend of mine presented me a silk scarf on which hey had designed motifs themselves. Can I offer it to the Buddhas now? I didn't have any Buddha images then. The scarf has been kept in a clean condition and hasn't been used at all. Thanks a lot
18 Jan 19, 09:33 PM
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17 Jan 19, 11:10 PM
Callista: Good night and thanks Rinpoche, PHN, Choong and everyone
17 Jan 19, 11:10 PM
yewseng: good nite.. thank you rinpoche and everyone.. thank you moderator..
17 Jan 19, 11:09 PM
Callista: A11:Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa, firmly believing that the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisations. Thus, he always sought to delight Lama Tsongkhapa and would follow all his advice and instructions without breaking any commitments.
17 Jan 19, 11:08 PM
Cc: 🙏🙏🙏Thank you Rinpoche everyone. Yes @jacinta... sadhana , prayers and mantra are very powerful. Positive energy...
17 Jan 19, 11:08 PM
shelly tai: Thank you Rinpoche and everyone in the chat room
17 Jan 19, 11:08 PM
Jacinta: Take care Soon Huat~
17 Jan 19, 11:08 PM
Celeste: A12) Good nite Rinpoche, Pastor, Moderator and everyone at blogchat.
17 Jan 19, 11:07 PM
Jacinta: Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor, Moderator and others. Good night everyone
17 Jan 19, 11:07 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Yes, Lum.
17 Jan 19, 11:07 PM
Elaine: Thank you and good night everyone.
17 Jan 19, 11:07 PM
Jacinta: Thanks Cc
17 Jan 19, 11:06 PM
Lum Kok Luen: See some of you on Sat @ Petaling Street Dorje Shugden chapel.
17 Jan 19, 11:06 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Thank you Rinpoche. Thank you Choong and everyone. Goodnight.
17 Jan 19, 11:05 PM
CarynW: Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor, Choong and all. Good night.
17 Jan 19, 11:05 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Thank you Rinpoche, Pastor, Choong and all in room. See you all next week.
17 Jan 19, 11:05 PM
Cc: Agree with @Jacinta
17 Jan 19, 11:05 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Good Night Soon Huat.
17 Jan 19, 11:05 PM
1Soon Huat: Thank You RInpoche. Thank You Choong, Pastor Han Nee and everyone in chat room
17 Jan 19, 11:05 PM
Choong_Moderator: With that we end tonight. See you all again next week.
17 Jan 19, 11:05 PM
Cc: A9. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, and in that lifetime, he placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment.
17 Jan 19, 11:04 PM
1Soon Huat: @Pastor Han Nee, @Choong, I need to leave the chat room now as I need to wake up at 5am tomorrow.
17 Jan 19, 11:04 PM
Jacinta: Good night Kin Hoe
17 Jan 19, 11:03 PM
Callista: A10:Gyaltsen. It has been prophesied that, ultimately, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.” This is what the Lord of Secrets, Vajrapani, proclaimed to the great abbot, Karmavajra, in a pure vision that the latter had. In Lama Umapa’s vision, Manjushri made the same claim. Togden Jampel Gyatso also received the same prediction in a pure vision of Manjushri after he made extensive requests.
17 Jan 19, 11:03 PM
Callista: A8&9:SS ource which provide the same details with regards to the stories of the previous lives of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen. These three sources are: The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri, and Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri
17 Jan 19, 11:03 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Good night Kin Hoe.
17 Jan 19, 11:02 PM
Cc: A8.The three sources are the great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri and Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri.
17 Jan 19, 11:02 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): Sorry as i need to leave the chat room now. Thank you Rinpoche, Choong, Pastor Han Nee and all in chat room. Good night.
17 Jan 19, 11:02 PM
Jacinta: A11. He firmly believed that Guru is the foundation of all good qualities and realisations
17 Jan 19, 11:01 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A11: Duldzin's firmly believes that the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realizations. Thus he always sought to delight Lama Tsongkhapa and would follow all His advice and instructions without breaking any commitments.
17 Jan 19, 11:01 PM
CarynW: A11. He believed the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisations. He would follow all the advice and instructions of Lama Tsongkhapa without breaking any commitments.
17 Jan 19, 11:01 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A11. He firmly believed that the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisation. Hence, he was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa and always sought to delight Lama Tsongkhapa and would follow all his advice and instructions without breaking any commitments.
17 Jan 19, 11:01 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A11: DDG firmly believed that one's Guru is the source of attainment, root of all good qualities and realisations. One must follow all advise and instructions without breaking any commitments.
17 Jan 19, 11:01 PM
Cc: A7.Duldzin was a pure monk and kept his vow well.He received initiations to the 4 classes of tantra and doing their retreats, he had visions of those deities as well as their mandalas.
17 Jan 19, 11:01 PM
Leonard Ooi (KPSG): A11:Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa, firmly believing that the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisations.
17 Jan 19, 11:01 PM
1Soon Huat: Q11. What was Duldzin’s firm belief with regards to a Guru?
Answer:
Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was devoted to Lama Tsongkhapa, firmly believing that the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisations
17 Jan 19, 11:00 PM
Celeste: A11) Duldzin firmly believing that the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisations. Thus, he always sought to delight Lama Tsongkhapa and would follow all his advice and instructions without breaking any commitments.
17 Jan 19, 11:00 PM
Elaine: A11. Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen had strong guru devotion to Lama Tsongkhapa, firmly believing that the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisations.
17 Jan 19, 11:00 PM
yewseng: A11 That the Guru is the root of all good qualities and realisations.
17 Jan 19, 10:59 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q11. What was Duldzin’s firm belief with regards to a Guru?
17 Jan 19, 10:59 PM
Elaine: A10. It has been prophesied that, ultimately, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.”
17 Jan 19, 10:58 PM
Cc: Hi PHN
17 Jan 19, 10:58 PM
Jacinta: Buddha Maitreya is Buddha Jampay Wangpo?
17 Jan 19, 10:58 PM
Cc: A6.When he met Lama Tsongkhapa, great faith spontaneously arose in his mind and he remained by this master’s side from that moment onward.
17 Jan 19, 10:57 PM
Cc: Hi @Choong
17 Jan 19, 10:57 PM
Cc: A5.After He turned down the offer, the throne was offered to Gyaltsab Je. Khedrub Gelek Pelzang was appointed as the second Gaden Tripa.
17 Jan 19, 10:56 PM
Choong_Moderator: I believe Tataghata Jampay Wangpo refers to the future Buddha Maitreya.
17 Jan 19, 10:56 PM
Lum Kok Luen: I see Pastor. So, it's a different name.
17 Jan 19, 10:55 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Lum, in the Migstema, it's Wang Po Jampal Yang, in reference to Manjushri.
17 Jan 19, 10:55 PM
Cc: A4. He was appointed as first successor to Lama Tsongkhapa's throne, the seat of the Gaden Tripas. Duldzin turned it down because he preferred to uphold his teacher's lineage in different manner.
17 Jan 19, 10:55 PM
shelly tai: A10: It has been prophesied that, ultimately, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.” This is what the Lord of Secrets, Vajrapani, proclaimed to the great abbot, Karmavajra, in a pure vision that the latter had. In Lama Umapa’s vision, Manjushri made the same claim. Togden Jampel Gyatso also received the same prediction in a pure vision of Manjushri after he made extensive requests.
17 Jan 19, 10:54 PM
Cc: A3. He follow Kadampa tradition. People view him as Lama Tsongkhapa based on attainments.
17 Jan 19, 10:53 PM
Lum Kok Luen: Migtsema mantra mentioned Jampay Wangpo in one of the verses, if I am not wrong.
17 Jan 19, 10:52 PM
Cc: A2.Lama Tsongkhapa Lobsang Drakpa
17 Jan 19, 10:52 PM
Cc: A1.Duldzin = vinaya holder.This is actually a title bestowed upon him in recognition of his pure monkhood and incredible knowledge and understanding of the Vinaya texts — scriptures that contain teachings by Lord Buddha on monastic discipline.
17 Jan 19, 10:52 PM
Jacinta: Noted on that Pastor
17 Jan 19, 10:51 PM
Jacinta: A10: It has been prophesied that, ultimately, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.”
17 Jan 19, 10:51 PM
yewseng: A10 It has been prophesied that, ultimately, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.”
17 Jan 19, 10:51 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A10: The prophesy regarding Duldzin that one day Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, 'Lord of Love'
17 Jan 19, 10:50 PM
Leonard Ooi (KPSG): A10:It has been prophesied that, ultimately, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.”
17 Jan 19, 10:50 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Jacinta, my view is that it has to do with his wanting to be the one to build Gaden Monastery.
17 Jan 19, 10:50 PM
Lum Kok Luen: A10: DDG is prophesized that one day he will be fully enlightened and would be known as Thatagata Japay Wangpo (Lord of Love). This was prophesized by Vajrapani to Karmavajra.
17 Jan 19, 10:50 PM
Celeste: A10) It's been prophesied that Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.
17 Jan 19, 10:50 PM
CarynW: A10: That he would become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo “Lord of Love”.
17 Jan 19, 10:50 PM
1Soon Huat: Q10. What is the prophesy regarding Duldzin one day manifesting complete enlightenment?
Answer:Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.”
17 Jan 19, 10:50 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A10. The Prophecy was that, ultimately, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen will one day manifest complete enlightenment and become known as the Tathagata Jampay Wangpo, “Lord of Love.”
17 Jan 19, 10:49 PM
Jacinta: Pastor Han Nee, it is said in the article that;

However, he turned it down, preferring to uphold his teacher’s lineage in a different manner.

In my opinion, “different manner” means to protect instead of to teach others
17 Jan 19, 10:49 PM
1Soon Huat: @jacinta, true. Dedication for the goal is important.
17 Jan 19, 10:48 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q10. What is the prophesy regarding Duldzin one day manifesting complete enlightenment?
17 Jan 19, 10:47 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A9.As a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, in a previous that lifetime, he had placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed and made aspirations that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment. As a result,the Brahmin boy took rebirth as kings in remote lands who upheld the Dharma for six lifetimes, and later fo rsix lifetimes as fully ordained monks and erudite scholars to spread the Dharma.
17 Jan 19, 10:46 PM
Leonard Ooi (KPSG): A9:In the distant past, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, and in that lifetime, he placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment.Through the power of this noble aspiration, the Brahmin boy took rebirth as kings in remote lands who upheld the Dharma for six lifetimes, spreading the Doctrine to innumerable beings.
17 Jan 19, 10:46 PM
Jacinta: Hence, aspiration prayers are very very very important and we should do this everyday. It’s a method to reaffirm our thoughts in a positive way.
17 Jan 19, 10:46 PM
CarynW: A9: Duldzin was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, and in that lifetime, he placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment.
17 Jan 19, 10:46 PM
Celeste: A9) Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, and in that lifetime, he placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment.
17 Jan 19, 10:45 PM
1Soon Huat: Just a thought, there must be a deeper reason why Duldzin did not take up the offer of appointment as Gaden Tripa, but an incarnation after him , Panchen Sonam Drakpa ,did..
Answer: Pastor, I personally think that he would like to go around to spread the Tsongkhapa teaching instead of based in monastory
17 Jan 19, 10:45 PM
Elaine: A9. He took rebirth for many lifetimes as fully ordained monks who were erudite scholars and who propagated the holy Dharma in order to be of utmost benefit to sentient beings.
17 Jan 19, 10:44 PM
1Soon Huat: Q9. Tell us about one of Duldzin’s past lives.
Answer:Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, during Pratyekabuddha time
17 Jan 19, 10:44 PM
Jacinta: A9: In the distant past, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, and in that lifetime, he placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment.
Through the power of this noble aspiration, the Brahmin boy took rebirth as kings in remote lands who upheld the Dharma for six lifetimes, spreading the Doctrine to innumerable beings.
17 Jan 19, 10:44 PM
yewseng: A9) In the distant past, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, and in that lifetime, he placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment.
17 Jan 19, 10:43 PM
shelly tai: A9: Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen was born as a Brahmin boy by the name of Gopang Chapa, and in that lifetime, he placed a delicious food offering into the alms bowl of a Pratyekabuddha who was an emanation of the Buddha ‘Dispeller of Mistaken Faith.’ While making the offering, he prayed that in all future lifetimes, he would be able to uphold the sacred Dharma of all the Buddhas and that he would be able to disseminate the teachings to many beings in remote lands and establish them on the path to enlightenment.
17 Jan 19, 10:43 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A9: One of Duldzin's past lives were kings in remote lands who upheld the Dharma for six lifetimes, spreading the Doctrine to innumerable beings.
17 Jan 19, 10:41 PM
Pastor Han Nee: Just a thought, there must be a deeper reason why Duldzin did not take up the offer of appointment as Gaden Tripa, but an incarnation after him , Panchen Sonam Drakpa ,did.
17 Jan 19, 10:41 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q9. Tell us about one of Duldzin’s past lives.
17 Jan 19, 10:39 PM
1Soon Huat: Q8. What are the three sources which provide the same details with regards to Duldzin’s previous lives?
Answer:[br}The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri, and Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri
17 Jan 19, 10:38 PM
Jacinta: A8: Three authentic sources that provide the same details with regards to the stories of the previous lives of Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen.
1. The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani,
2.Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri,
3.Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri
17 Jan 19, 10:38 PM
shelly tai: A8: These three sources are: 1: The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, 2: Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri, and 3: Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri
17 Jan 19, 10:38 PM
CarynW: A8: The three sources are: 1) The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, 2) Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri, and 3) Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri
17 Jan 19, 10:38 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A8. The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, and Lama Umapa andTogden Jampel Gyatso, who each had a pure vision of Manjushri.
17 Jan 19, 10:38 PM
Leonard Ooi (KPSG): A8:These three sources are:The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri, and Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri
17 Jan 19, 10:38 PM
Celeste: A8) The three sources are :- The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri, and Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri
17 Jan 19, 10:37 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A8: The three sources which provide the same details with regards to Duldzin's previous lives are the great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri and Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri.
17 Jan 19, 10:37 PM
yewseng: A8) The three sources are The great abbot Karmavajra who had a pure vision of Vajrapani, Lama Umapa who had a pure vision of Manjushri, and Togden Jampel Gyatso who also had a vision of Manjushri.
17 Jan 19, 10:36 PM
Celeste: A7) After receiving initiations into the practices of the deities of the four classes of Tantra, Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen entered into retreat and received visions of these deities within their respective mandalas. It is said that Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, being a pure monk, kept his vows well, just as how one would guard his eyes. In addition, his main practice was Bodhicitta and thus, he became a great treasury of scriptural knowledge on both sutra and tantra as well as an ocean of realised qualities.
17 Jan 19, 10:35 PM
Choong_Moderator: Q8. What are the three sources which provide the same details with regards to Duldzin’s previous lives?
17 Jan 19, 10:35 PM
Pastor Han Nee: A&. He received visions of these deities within their respective mandalas. Bein g the pure monk that he was, he kept his vows well, just as how one would guard one's eyes. Furthermore, as his main practice was Bodhicitta, he became a great treasury of scriptural knowledge on both Sutra and Tantra as well as an ocean of realised qualities.
17 Jan 19, 10:35 PM
So Kin Hoe(KISG): A7: During Duldzin's retreats, Duldzin received visions of these deities within their respective mandalas. People described Duldzin's purity as a monk similar like one would guard his eyes. Duldzin's main practice was Bodhicitta and thus, He became a great treasury of scriptural knowledge on both Sutra and Tantra as well as an ocean of realised qualities.
17 Jan 19, 10:35 PM
Leonard Ooi (KPSG): A7:Duldzin received visions of the four classes of Tantra within their respective mandalas. It is said that Duldzin Drakpa Gyaltsen, being a pure monk, kept his vows well, just as how one would guard his eyes. In addition, his main practice was Bodhicitta and thus, he became a great treasury of scriptural knowledge on both Sutra and Tantra as well as an ocean of realised qualities.
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