Mind

Pikiran

Don’t deceive.
Be politely direct.

Lying makes disharmony.
Truth earns great respect.

Loving money brings loneliness.
Sharing brings prosperity.

Don’t act in a way like before you met Dharma.
Act from Dharma.

Jealousy splits.
Rejoicing creates trust.

Don’t twist words.
Be open and clear doubts.

Speech is a gift.
Wrong speech can create avoidance.

Speech reflects motive.
Motive creates karmic direction.

Wealth can imprison.
Use wealth to uplift.

Breaking promises results in doubt.
What you promise, do quickly.

Dharma isn’t pleasant words for others.
Dharma is immediate self-application.

Don’t covet.
Sharing invites generosity.

Don’t hoard unless you enjoy loneliness.
Giving creates happiness.

Selfishness makes you suspicious.
Generosity makes you open.

Deceiving is short term.
Openness creates inspiring examples.

Procrastination makes for disappointment.
Being timely builds character.

Living just ends in a corpse.
Transforming creates a rainbow body.

Doing what you like further habituates.
Doing what you disdain breaks attachment.

Harsh speech makes you unpopular.
Helpful speech collects merit.

Being quiet unnecessarily means you don’t care.
Speaking up from careful thought opens doors.

Wrong thoughts create anger.
Motive determines direction.

Taking advantage of others invites violence.
Serving others creates long life.

Forgetting care makes you cold.
Repaying kindness makes you human.

Demons delight in your deception.
Buddhas are pleased by your honesty.

Holding anger leads to insanity.
Releasing creates strength.

Giving up is a sign of selfishness.
Patience reaps huge rewards.

Self-righteousness is built upon fear.
Listening chases away darkness.

Putting down the poor makes you a coward.
Helping them is honoured.

Unstable mind creates disharmony.
Firm decisions invite trust.

Loneliness is result.
Friendships are rewards.

Are you lonely?
Then be honest with friends.

Instability leads to failure.
Consistency bears fruit.

Running makes you lose.
Approval arises from staying.

Hiding mistakes creates claustrophobia.
Admittance is vast space.

Judging from ego makes you despised.
Sharing advice gives appreciated direction.

Being at the top creates insecurities.
Allowing others fame makes you stable.

Stealing is the best way to be despised.
Giving opens the floodgates of respect.

Nice smile, evil intent makes you a ghost.
Good heart invites Dharma protectors’ help.

Speaking is difficult when you don’t care.
Caring makes for eloquence.

Broken vows chase yidams away.
Restored vows changes habituations.

Karmic law isn’t for others.
It is universal.

Don’t read the above mechanically.
Applying it awakens your true self.

Pleasing the mentor by deception makes you hard.
Make effort by hard work and you gain love.

Tsem Tulku in Kathmandu, forlorn and sad from observing others engage in causes for self-defeat

 

Translation Disclaimer from Tsem Rinpoche’s blog

This translation is the work of a third party translator external to the Kechara Organisation. Should confusion arise in the interpretation of the Indonesian versions of the materials of this page, the English version will be considered as accurate. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the translation, portions may be incorrect. Any person or entity who relies on information obtained from the article does so at his or her own risk.

© The copyright to this article is held by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. It may be downloaded, printed and reproduced only for personal or classroom use. Absolutely no downloading or copying may be done for, or on behalf of, any for-profit commercial firm or other commercial purpose without the explicit permission of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. For this purpose, contact Ooi Beng Kooi or Phng Li Kim of Kechara Media and Publication Liaison.

 

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Suffering a happy

Penderitaan Yang Membahagiakan

a prayer for travellers in this world
given by His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Wherever I go or don’t go –
everything I do can become Dharma
because I do it
with a Dharma motivation.

Dharma motivation
arises from compassion.

Compassion arises from seeing
so many beings suffer
so much –
not knowing why,
not knowing what to do.

To liberate
the precious beings in the hot hells
and the cold hells, suffering unbearable pain,
I go on this journey.

To liberate
the precious hungry ghosts,
suffering unbearable hunger and thirst
I go on this journey.

To liberate
the precious animals
suffering helplessly and speechlessly
I go on this journey.

To liberate
the precious human beings
suffering from endless unfulfilled desire,
reaping the bitter harvest of greed and hatred,
bleeding on the battlefields of birth and death
I go on this journey.

To liberate the demi-gods
raging with the suffering of jealousy
and the long-life gods
deluded with the suffering of pride
I go on this journey.

For all those who cannot join me
I go on this journey.

For all those who have never
even heard the word Dharma
I go on this journey,
because I care
and cannot bear to see their pain
any longer.

To connect them with
the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha,
I rejoice in any difficulties and problems, and
absorb them for the benefit of all.

Not what I want will I do, but what they need.

I pray to my most holy Guru
who is One with my Yidam and Protector,
who took this journey before, alone
and with so much more hardship than me:
“Please send me
hunger and thirst,
pain and exhaustion,
sickness and poverty,
abuse and loneliness, and
may I purify the hurts and harms
and difficulties of all mother beings and myself
by absorbing and enduring them
happily.”

In this way suffering becomes joy,
and every part of the journey – happiness.

To dry their tears with Dharma

when I think of my Lord Kyabje Zong Rinpoche,
I’m amazed I had a chance
to be with him and receive
the treasure-trove of love,
life, knowledge and care –
tears stream forth as I miss his physical presence so, so much…

when I contemplate on Lord Buddha
I am overwhelmed that I have the merits to know of him –
tears overflow and may I never separate from him…

when I think of the wholesome truth
and its liberating power, the Dharma,
I want to share with others
as much tears stream down their faces –

I want to dry their tears with Dharma.
being orphaned, alone,
destitute most of my life and homeless,
I am in deep debt to the holy Sangha
that advised, clothed and sheltered me –
as my eyes cloud with tears at their practice of generosity to me…

when things became bleak, hopeless,
dangerous, depressive and death seemed welcoming,
my Dharma protector rescued, saved, protected
and gave me what I needed –
I cried in shame knowing I’m not worthy..

 

Translation Disclaimer from Tsem Rinpoche’s blog

This translation is the work of a third party translator external to the Kechara Organisation. Should confusion arise in the interpretation of the Indonesian versions of the materials of this page, the English version will be considered as accurate. While every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the translation, portions may be incorrect. Any person or entity who relies on information obtained from the article does so at his or her own risk.

© The copyright to this article is held by Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. It may be downloaded, printed and reproduced only for personal or classroom use. Absolutely no downloading or copying may be done for, or on behalf of, any for-profit commercial firm or other commercial purpose without the explicit permission of Tsem Tulku Rinpoche. For this purpose, contact Ooi Beng Kooi or Phng Li Kim of Kechara Media and Publication Liaison.

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Do something so you would not repent then

Lakukan Sesuatu Sehingga Anda Tidak Akan Menyesal Kemudian

You know what? Sitting around and not doing anything is FAILURE. If you try, you have a chance to make it. If you don’t try, then you give no chance to winning. The time is going to pass anyway, so why don’t you let it pass achieving something really meaningful. One facet that laziness arises from is fear of failing. Another facet is fear of winning! That is right. Continue reading…

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The truth about death

Poetic words, quoting catchphrases and repeating the wise are all good and makes us think. But how much have we actually done so far? More than words, we have to PUSH OURSELVES OUT OF OUR COMFORT ZONE and get into action now. JOIN SOMETHING THAT BENEFITS OTHERS THIS WEEK! Joining something, then finding wrongs, then quitting, is just an expression of our PURE 100% SELFISHNESS TO PURSUE OUR OWN COMFORTS.

Kebenaran tentang Kematian Continue reading…

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Never say you could not

Jangan Pernah Katakan Kau Tidak Bisa

We should think very strongly, “I can keep my commitments. I can keep my promise. I will change.” Never say “I can’t change” or that it is too late or too hard to change. Never say it. Because, when you say it, you are thinking it. When you are thinking it, you open up a karma that you cannot change. Continue reading…

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Do Not Let Others Suffer

The following is a compilation of messages composed by His Eminence Tsem Tulku Rinpoche on Twitter.

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Listening to what others are saying the first time around CAREFULLY shows the level of your compassion. Why? If you make them repeat or you don’t listen carefully and someone suffers as a result, that cannot be from careÖYOU SHOULD ALWAYS LISTEN CAREFULLY AND REPEAT so you understand clearly.

Hence no one will get the short end of the stick because you didn’t do your work right due to not listening carefully.

The best Buddhist practice is LISTENING CAREFULLY THE FIRST TIME AROUND. Continue reading…

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Be Your Self

Jadilah Dirimu Sendiri

You can only respect differences in others when you truly respect yourself. Respecting other races, cultures and traditions is natural when you realise we share the same home: EARTH.
Being prejudiced against another because of their skin color shows clearly that you don’t understand that beneath it all, we are the same. It is more natural to accept differences in people than to make them just like you. Continue reading…

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Live with ethics: give and take

Hidup Dengan Etika Memberi dan Menerima 1

Receiving without giving seems like you are getting something for free, and you are getting something for nothing but that is deceptive. Karma is always there…and you have to pay back one way or another.
His Eminence The 25th Tsem Tulku Rinpoche Continue reading…

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Peace started from we bring dharma home

Damai Dimulai Dari Kita Membawa Dharma Pulang Ke Rumah

Every time someone gives you a cup of tea, and you expect it, you collect the karma and you re-habituate the selfish mind. You harm yourself. You get the moment’s thrill but ultimately, it is not good. Don’t sit there and wait for money from someone. If you really need it and you get it, it’s wonderful; but don’t blackmail and manipulate for it. Continue reading…

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Working well is dharma

In conjunction with the recently launched incentive program for full time staff (http://www.kechara.com/support/news/be-a-winner-in-all-the-ways/), Rinpoche was inspired to give an informal teaching, which we are happy to share with everyone.

Work towards making everyone like you. Make sure you challenge yourself to get people that don’t like you to LIKE you and GIVE YOU GOOD POINTS! Be humble! Beg and ask others to give good points to you.

I want new winners every month! Continue reading…

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