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Help One Help Many
« on: December 03, 2011, 10:11:20 am »
Dear Friends,

Over the past 20 years, His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche has benefited beings all over the world with his brand of Dharma, his causes, his pure views on how to live life, and also his constant giving to many people, most of which he has never met before. Now he is faced with certain challenges pertaining to his health. Hence, Tsem Ladrang E-Division has undertaken an initiative to garner support for Rinpoche, to help Rinpoche so he can carry on touching many lives. We have come up with this campaign ‘Help One Help Many’ in which there are several methods are available to support Rinpoche in his hour of need.
 
Please assist to share the word around and do what you can to give a helping hand to a sincere and altruistic being like Tsem Rinpoche. One can share this campaign through emails, social media (Facebook, Twitter, etc) or whatever online platforms that one is comfortable with, one CLICK can make a difference!
 
The ‘Help One Help Many’ campaign can be found on this URL http://helponehelpmany.kechara.com

Best Wishes
Tsem Ladrang E-Division

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Re: Help One Help Many
« Reply #1 on: December 03, 2011, 11:07:13 am »
Tsem Tulku is an amazing teacher I hope he lives long and continues to spread the Dharma.  :D
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« Reply #2 on: December 03, 2011, 05:44:04 pm »
May he find faith in Dharma and focus on practicing, as helping one helps many. May be come in touch with great teacher, may he come in touch with the teachings of the Buddha. May he release in this way others from suffering. *smile*

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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2011, 08:05:39 pm »
May he find faith in Dharma and focus on practicing, as helping one helps many. May be come in touch with great teacher, may he come in touch with the teachings of the Buddha. May he release in this way others from suffering. *smile*
My wishes for you, Hannze, cannot be better expressed :)

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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2011, 11:01:51 pm »
Dear Friends,
The best offering to a lama is in fact one's transformation, to become someone that is less selfish. For example if we know that by us consuming meat we are directly creating demand for meat, and demand for meat means we are creating the causes for an animal to die. And we give up eating meat and be a vegetarian that is an offering to the lama.

If you go vegetarian and dedicate to rinpoche that would help too :) . Also if the people overseas if they have received help and encouragement from Tsem Rinpoche and if they have also received certain requests from Rinpoche to , translate a website set up Lama Tsongkhapa website, start a study group, they should help to extend Rinpoche's life also.

Here rinpoche's give the ways that we can extend our lives.
How to extend your life!!! H.E. Tsem Tulku Rinpoche explains!!

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« Reply #5 on: December 03, 2011, 11:38:24 pm »
Oh great! Less selfish, let us enjoy pleasure in a not harmful way and let us believe that we do not harm by eating living beings which we call beings which out feelings. I which that such a unselfish advice does not come from somebody who tells that he preached the Dharma. *smile*
We could eat Buddhas and Arahants too, they do not feel pain.

Mostly things have its reason and to come out of this loop faith in the teachings of Buddha is very helpful.

I would suggests more selfishness in working to reduce the seek for pleasure and work on uprooting the cause of suffering.

So let me ask, in which kind the sickness of Tsem Tulku physicaly appears?
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« Reply #6 on: December 03, 2011, 11:44:25 pm »
When Buddha realized his ascetic ways were not working of eating one grain of rice each day he took food from the maid. It reinvigorated him and then he attained enlightenment.

You can enjoy a flower without becoming stained with attachment to the flower can't you? You can be rich like Steve job and not get attached to your money? You can enjoy and not be attached to it?

His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche liver is experiencing hardening. 

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« Reply #7 on: December 03, 2011, 11:54:56 pm »
So what do you think is the cause of a live problem? Renunciation or the opposite? If you like to help him, teach him Dharma and the eightfold path without any aspiration of attachments which will cause suffering as a natural effect. *smile*

Buddhas food was given freely without strings, there is a little different. And this way he give also his disciples with the vinaya.  Its not so a matter of what, but how. And the how is a matter of right livelihood.

A selfless reaction of his students would be to send him without excuse of a retreat even it would be a no more returning retreat. In this way his disciples would train them in mindfulness and so the Tsem Rinpoche had to do. *smile*

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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2011, 12:06:36 am »
Tsem Rinpoche is an incarnate lama/monk of the Gelug Tradition, he has been recognised by his monasteries as an incarnate lama for many lifetimes already. Rinpoche is from the 600 year old Gaden Monastery that is currently in South India.

In Rinpoche's previous incarnation he went into retreat because there was broken samaya with the students, and due to his students he was not able to accomplish what he came to do. He passed on prematurely.

Lamas can will themselves to leave if they find their work is hampered, his work is hampered due to students obstacles, karma, unwillingness etc. They will then manifest in another life to do what they set out to accomplish that they could not do it in previous lives.

I think if you have really met rinpoche and seen the works he do, and how he has benefited people I think you will have a different idea than asking him to go for a retreat to pass away. Have compassion for his students (like myself) and those that can be benefited by him in the future. I still have much to learn from Tsem Rinpoche.


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« Reply #9 on: December 04, 2011, 12:10:41 am »
Don't feed the monkey. Sectarian monkeys cannot be respectful toward what is not theirs.

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« Reply #10 on: December 04, 2011, 12:21:22 am »
Tsem Rinpoche is an incarnate lama/monk of the Gelug Tradition, he has been recognised by his monasteries as an incarnate lama for many lifetimes already. Rinpoche is from the 600 year old Gaden Monastery that is currently in South India.

In Rinpoche's previous incarnation he went into retreat because there was broken samaya with the students, and due to his students he was not able to accomplish what he came to do. He passed on prematurely.

Lamas can will themselves to leave if they find their work is hampered, his work is hampered due to students obstacles, karma, unwillingness etc. They will then manifest in another life to do what they set out to accomplish that they could not do it in previous lives.

I think if you have really met rinpoche and seen the works he do, and how he has benefited people I think you will have a different idea than asking him to go for a retreat to pass away. Have compassion for his students (like myself) and those that can be benefited by him in the future. I still have much to learn from Tsem Rinpoche.
So do you think that is selfless? I did not suggest to let him go to die, I suggest that sometimes students also need also fulfill some paramis, as such selfless acts will have benefits on both sides.

Give it a thought, we can not always trust our self (Who ever might be in delusion in the moment. This can happen to your mother or father as well)
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Just it a thought, like letting go of always helps.

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« Reply #11 on: December 04, 2011, 12:25:17 am »
I work full time in dharma as  a layman, for Kechara should I let that go also.

I've heard and listened to Rinppoche's teachings it benefits. So I will hold on to this raft till I have nothing else to learn, and grasp on to it till there is no more learning.

Yes my thoughts do betray me, but do you think your thoughts betray you or do you trust in them fully. If you trust in them fully you must be very realized .

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« Reply #12 on: December 04, 2011, 12:47:24 am »
You just do what is helpful and don't care what monkeys say.

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« Reply #13 on: December 04, 2011, 01:00:36 am »
I work full time in dharma as  a layman, for Kechara should I let that go also.

I've heard and listened to Rinppoche's teachings it benefits. So I will hold on to this raft till I have nothing else to learn, and grasp on to it till there is no more learning.

Yes my thoughts do betray me, but do you think your thoughts betray you or do you trust in them fully. If you trust in them fully you must be very realized .


No need to seek for water bottles or sell water bottles as there is a good spring still available.

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Sedaka Sutta: The Bamboo Acrobat

[The Buddha addressed the monks:]
Once upon a time, monks, a bamboo acrobat, setting himself upon his bamboo pole, addressed his assistant Medakathalika: "Come you, my dear Medakathalika, and climbing up the bamboo pole, stand upon my shoulders." "Okay, master" the assistant Medakathalika replied to the bamboo acrobat; and climbing up the bamboo pole she stood on the master's shoulders. So then the bamboo acrobat said this to his assistant Medakathalika: "You look after me, my dear Medakathalika, and I'll look after you. Thus with us looking after one another, guarding one another, we'll show off our craft, receive some payment, and safely climb down the bamboo pole." This being said, the assistant Medakathalika said this to the bamboo acrobat: "That will not do at all, master! You look after yourself, master, and I will look after myself. Thus with each of us looking after ourselves, guarding ourselves, we'll show off our craft, receive some payment, and safely climb down from the bamboo pole. That's the right way to do it!"

[The Buddha said:]
Just like the assistant Medakathalika said to her master: "I will look after myself," so should you, monks, practice the establishment of mindfulness. You should (also) practice the establishment of mindfulness (by saying) "I will look after others." Looking after oneself, one looks after others. Looking after others, one looks after oneself. And how does one look after others by looking after oneself? By practicing (mindfulness), by developing (it), by doing (it) a lot. And how does one look after oneself by looking after others? By patience, by non-harming, by loving kindness, by caring (for others). (Thus) looking after oneself, one looks after others; and looking after others, one looks after oneself.


As for the mother and his child.
What do you think? If a mother would have the possibility to give his child freedom and a way to happiness would she do it in this way?
What do you think? If a mother having the possibility to give his child freedom and a way to happiness would she do it, if she would be to much attached (tanha) to his child?
What do you think? If a mother having the possibility to give his child freedom and a way to happiness would she do it, if she would be to much attached to her self and fear to be alone?
What do you think? If a child knowing the way to happiness and knowing that here mother is free and strong as well, would the child walk the way to happiness?
What do you think? If a child knowing the way to happiness and knowing that here mother is free and strong as well, would the child walk the way to happiness if it is to much attached (tanha) to its mother?
What do you think? If a child knowing the way to happiness and knowing that here mother is free and strong as well, would the child walk the way to happiness if it is to much attached to it self and fears to be not strong enough?

There are situations where the mother suffers and the child suffers, even there is no real reason for it. This happens when both are simply caught in attachments not able to help each other yet.
There are situations where the mother suffers but not the child. This happens when the mother is mindfulness, but not the child yet.
There are situations where the child suffers but not the mother. This happens when the child is mindfulness, but not the mother yet.
There are situations where neither the child suffers nor the mother. Both being mindfulness.

*smile*

 


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