Part4

Blog Chat Quiz / Debate – { PART FOUR }

gopinath: please correct me if i am wrong
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Pastor Moh Mei: What are the biggest obstacles to becoming and remaining a nun and how to overcome? The biggest obstacle to becoming is renunciation. The biggest obstacle to remaining is temptation. Remain in the places and company that increase one’s virtues, spend time on meritorious activities and avoid places and company that increase delusions and limit worldly activities.
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Tsem Rinpoche: READ CAREFULLY PLEASE—Smoking is a pollutant. It blocks our channels, winds and chakras. Just like in acupuncture, it is mean to unblock. So if we go for acupuncture to unblock the channels so the winds can flow and we be healthy in mind and body, why block it with alcohol again…we waste our efforts. Why block it with dirty smoke (smoking). So when we smoke and drink, we keep re-blocking what we unblocked by reciting mantras. So why block, unblock, block again and unblock. It’s like a dog chasing it’s own tail. So when we keep blocking, we become unclear in thinking, attracted to vice, become angrier and our negative emotions become stronger. One negative emotions leads to another and then we abandon the dharma. Drinkers find it hard to practice meditation for example. TR
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Pastor Seng Piow: yes, exactly what Rinpoche said below, how smoking will block our channel, not so much of a moral or ethical issue
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Kevin Lam: Wow then I must quit smoking from now on. But I stopped drinking long time ago.
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gopinath: dearest rinpoche can i ask a question ? if drinking is bad then why we offer it to the protectors ? please enlighten me
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Sharon Ong: I think smoking and drinking which are detrimental to our health can waste the preciousness of our human life.
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gopinath: dearest rinpoche can i ask a question ? if drinking is bad then why we offer it to the protectors ? please enlighten me
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Pastor Shin: @gopinath – Definitely things can be difficult, but you have said it yourself – the solution lies in the end of your sentence “make the push to change” :)
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Pastor JayJae庆《7月15日佛欢喜日》: Smoking also affects people around the smoker and it is not compassionate if you smoke and the people around you have to be 2nd hand smokers. No no not healthy and compassionate at all
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Eric KP: Thank You Rinpoche for the Smoking and Drinking answer.
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Sharon Ong: Gopinath, when we offer those, we are cutting our attachments to it.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Pastor Moh Mei, your answer is good. Remaining in a place that encourages dharma and practice and being with people on the same goal will help us overcome our ‘temptations’ which are empty of existence except imputed by our false projections something brings pleasure? When something does not bring pleasure, but we believe it does and hence much karma is accumulated by acting them out forms stronger habituations. So do you move back into dukkar apts?
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gopinath: shouldnt we make the purest offerings to the Lords , isnt alcohol impure. why offer impurity ? please enlighten me
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Pastor Seng Piow: @gopinath, drinking is bad for us, not for enlightened beings like protector, enlightened beings do not have the karma to be harmed by harmful substances, so to a buddha, a delicious food, alcohol, feces, all are equally pure
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Kevin Lam: Thank you Rinpoche on the answer of smoking and drinking..
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nicholas: 5 points in Tsongkhpa Lamrim that is very applicable to us 1) Contain all Buddha teaching 2) Non contradictory 3) Lead us to Buddhahood 4) Combine method and wisdom lineage 5) Has an authentic lineage
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Tsem Rinpoche: Gopinath, alocohol is not impure. Our attachment to it is. Even still until we realize that we don’t take alcohol.
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gopinath: thank you rinpoche
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Pastor Seng Piow: offering alcohol to protectors is a tibetan tradition, by offering a STRONG drink to the protectors, we are asking for STRONG and QUICK actions from them, but in this modern world, to avoid misunderstanding, we do avoid offering alcohol to the buddhas/protectors in public
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Tsem Rinpoche: Kevin, it would be excellent for you to quit smoking. I would be very happy for you if you take care of your body and go vegetarian also and do Tsongkapa’s practice strongly and consistently…but study up first please…attend classes and be close to our wonderful pastors.
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gopinath: i use to offer toddy to the protector hope it is not wrong .
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Pastor Moh Mei: So do you move back into Dukkar Apts? Yes Rinpoche.
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Kevin Lam: I will Rinpoche.
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Choongs: I rejoice Pastor Moh Mei.
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Kevin Lam: Sometimes I experienced crying when I do Sadhana, will that affect the prayers??
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Tsem Rinpoche: Gopinath, you offer the offerings just like you do in the beautiful Hindu traditions. However you do in Hindu tradition you can do with Tsongkapa. Not animals and not animal sacrifices of course. Some Hindus in North India and Nepal offer animals sacrifices, that is not what I am meaning. Non meat and pure. Hindu tradition of offering and puja is beautiful and Tsongkapa will bless you with that..
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Sharon Ong: Kevin, you have my support. Good luck on kicking the ciggies! Next time we meet, I buy you vegetarian lunch, ok?
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: @Kelvin: It is a very brave and good decision you’ve made to cut the ciggies. My prayers for your success 😀
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Tsem Rinpoche: Kevin, during prayers, we can cry, get angry, lusty, sleepy, happy, unhappy and all that. It is expected. It is emotions coming out. It is not good and bad. As you advance during practice/mediation and sadhanas, all emotions will be purified..until then keep tissues nearby…LOL>
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Kevin Lam: Thanks Sharon. Actually I started to taste funny when I eat meats.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Pastor JJ, do you like ciggies, drink and et al?
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gopinath: Sure Rinpoche , no animals shall be harmed . I just have a question can I offer Aarthi to tsongkapa , i like doing Aarthi but scared can not do for Tsongkapa
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Kevin Lam: Hehehe maybe I’m a too emo guy….
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gopinath: I love to do aarthi
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Tsem Rinpoche: Kevin and Sharon, please go to my veg section of this blog and slowly read through the articles and see videos, you will give up meat for sure….
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sweekeong: Pastor David: This is the link I mentioned, http://vajrayogini.com/sitemap.html. Thanks for pointing out on Jamyang Namkha Gyaltsen.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Joy, what is taking so long?
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: Dear Rinpoche, I detest ciggies :( I used to drink socially but wasn’t into it. Misuse of intoxicants are causes for many social ills in growing countries and sometimes break the family unit and even society as a whole. It is very much discouraged in many of the world’s religions
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gopinath: I will do as per your instruction dear Guru dev.
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Kevin Lam: Actually I tried going vegan the whole day on Wesak day and I felt my body lighter…
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: the sacred tree of Lama Tsongkhapa in Kumbum
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Joy: More on negative speech and karmic results: We create future karma by actions of body, speech and mind. Negative Speech is also one of demeritorious actions. This creates the results of contradiction in our actions and speech and thus creates all the negative results of speech one experiences. Our mind also becomes flippant or unstable due to the negative speech of like example; schism. Because we create division, hence we ourselves create disharmony in ourselves, our surrounding and out mind. Because everything stems from the mind, the is actually the primary determinant of karma. Why? Because whatever negative actions we perform with body or speech first appear in the mind in the form of negative emotions and thoughts. It is not possible to engage in negative actions of body and speech if we have not first entertained negative thoughts and emotions. This means that, as far as karma is concerned, whatever we are doing matters, whether we are acting, speaking, or just thinking.
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Kevin Lam: Thank you so much Rinpoche. I’ll know what to do next…
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Tsem Rinpoche: Dear Gopinath, if you love your mother and Bhagwan Tsongkapa, then promise you will never drink or take intoxicants. Be pure and simple and love your mother and Bhagwan. It does not matter what friends say or pressure. Be clean and pure and use the money for puja offerings. :)
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Sharon Ong: Rinpoche, I have not touched meat since April last year and I took my vegetarian vows after Wesak Day this year. As for alcohol, I use them sparingly in baking like maybe tiramisu. 😛
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gopinath: I promise dear rinpoche
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gopinath: This very moment to you my dear Guru dev I promise
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Tsem Rinpoche: Joy, Do you believe what you wrote, or you just wrote it to answer a question? You’ve been with me over 12 years and by now, your dharma and practice should be much more advanced.
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Bradley Kassian: Good evening Rinpoche & everyone. Been reading what you been typing. Learning so much from you all :)
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Rena Wong: Dear Rinpoche, i had the opportunity to meet with JP Thong yesterday. I ask him abt the benefits of being vegetarian. He says that Rinpoche explained that goin vegetarian will not go to lower realms in our future lives.
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: @Rena: when u don
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Tsem Rinpoche: Gopinath, by loving your mother and Bhagwan, never take any alcohol or smoke or intoxicants. I am not saying you did in the past, I am saying never do so and be healthy to serve your mother as she ages and server Bhagwan for your old age. I accept your promise and I pray to Buddhas for you.
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Wan Wai Meng: @Rena it is also very difficult to develop compassion when we are eating meat. Eating meat and compassion are opposites.
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Kevin Lam: Please forgive me if I have offended anybody for asking sensitive question coz I’m just like a kindergarten kids learning about Buddhism. :)
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gopinath: dear Lord I did use to be a social drinker and a social smoker . But to You I promise I will never again touch them .
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: @Rena: when you don’t eat meat, u do not create the demand for the animal to be slaughtered and the demand for meat to rise. u are indirectly saving lives. By doing so, u create causes not to die an untimely death and be reborn in places where living beings have no control over their lives.
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Pastor Shin: @Gopinath – I rejoice in your virtuous promise. Alcohol is a poison that clouds the clarity of the mind.
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Sharon Ong: Rena, I also read recently (but I cant remember where now) that for one to advance to higher practices, being a vegetarian is a must. One cannot develop compassion when one is still happily eating meat, taking the life of another being.
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Joy: Yes Rinpoche. In actuality every action body or speech stems from the mind, a thought. Hence, to cut out any negative action completely is to cut out the negative thoughts. If one cannot do so completely then it is best to at least lessen the negative action in this case speech by measuring it through the results we receive.
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Victor.Choi: Good day Rinpoche and room!
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Rena Wong: Oh Sharon, occasionally when in social functions i have a sip or two. Is okay Rinpoche?
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: @gopinath: with understanding and conviction, it will not be a difficult task to achieve. All the best! 😀
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Tsem Rinpoche: Rena Wong, Jp is a very kind person and works very hard. He has assisted me and helped me and Kechara so much. I am so glad you have connected with him. Because I want you to be close to him and be good friends. He will guide and lead you to more dharma. He is kind. I love and respect Jp a lot. He never asks anything for himself. Be closer to Jp….you are in good company. Tsem Rinpoche
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Sharon Ong: Gopinath, having met you and your mother, I gather that she is one very special lady. Do all you can to take good care of her. By staying healthy, she will have one less thing to worry about you. :)
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Pastor Shin: @Kevin – No one will be offended with sincere questions. Also, I must say it’s very good to see you in Kechara House learning. Please learn more so that you can share what you learn with others :)
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Victor.Choi: ops! Good day to Pastor’s in the room as well.. pardon me for my disrespect.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Joy, you’ve done so much harm to so many around you and to me many times. And since you believe in Buddha, Tsongakpa, dharma and sangha, it is time you transformed. You talk well and always promise, but not much change. Karma and time will run out for you if you don’t transform. I care about you but I don’t support your negative speech and harmful ways. If I am your teacher and I am genuine, then I have to teach you to be different already.
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Sharon Ong: Kevin, I am a pre-school Buddhist too. Still a lot to learn. I find that attending classes helps. :)
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Kevin Lam: Ya I met JP in KFR. He is such a caring person. He was asking us to be careful not to step on the ants and plants.
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Joy: Yes Rinpoche
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: @Rena: Partaking of intoxicants is part of the Layman’s vows in Buddhism, we cannot ask our Gurus from exemptions. Lama Tsongkhapa teaches us to hold our vows and words of honor to the Buddhas even more serious than our lives, we have to follow Lama Tsongkhapa’s advise if we do his Guru Yoga daily. :)
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Tsem Rinpoche: Hi Victor Choi. We have been chatting for over 1.5 hours and we will conclude soon. Nice to see you here. My USA team will have another chat soon and we will post on Fb, be here again to learn more.
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Kevin Lam: Thanks Pastor Shin and Sara Ong.
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Joy: I thank Rinpoche for being patient with me for so many years and time is running out.
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Rena Wong: Yes, PJJ & Sharon…i understand that. I have been vegetarian since August 2011 till now. I have done 100,000 prostration retreat & still continue doing. Have thought to eat fish when i complete additonal 10%.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Joy, it’s not a matter of being patient. You have taken and hurt many people in Kechara and you must stop. Care is from me always available but I don’t support your harm.
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sweekeong: Sharon: Food of Bodhisattvas is the book to read if we want more reasons and convincing of the dis-benefit of eating meat.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Swee Keong, that is a wonderful book.
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Joy: Yes Rinpoche.
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joshua: Hi rinpoche and all. Thank you for all the teaching and words.
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: @sweekeong: That’s a wonderful book to read. It has scriptural backings from the Buddha himself on vegetarianism and why. A must read!
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Tsem Rinpoche: Dear everyone, question. Where did I receive my Lord Tsongkapa initiation from? I received from two lamas? Think first please…Hi Joshua…very very very nice to see you here.
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Victor.Choi: Dear Rinpoche, Thank you so much and will follow again. Will read the discussed comment and replies.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Joshua, you must save al the things we’ve been chatting for the last 1.5 hours and read…You to Victor Choi…….
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Wan Wai Meng: @Rena Good to end prostration retreat with the King of prayers and not eat fish. With folded hands.
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Kevin Lam: Sorry I missed the chat session yesterday afternoon coz was busy with one homeless off the street from Kepong and getting him a new job in Ampang. Finished about 8PM.
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tfreon: Good afternoon Rinpoche
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Pastor David Lai: @Rinpoche – Is it Kyabje Zong Rinpoche and Gaden Tripa Jampel Zhenphen
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sweekeong: Thank you, Rinpoche. Someone from Kechara mentioned this book to me, I got it and find it very very helpful. :)
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Sharon Ong: Thank you for the recommendation, Swee Keong. Will get a copy for myself. :)
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Rena Wong: Dear Rinpoche, yes JP ‘s sharing Dharma is as profound as it is direct fron Rinpoche. I will learn from JP and fellow Dharma brothers & sisters. I will learn & practice more _/\_
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Bradley Kassian: You first recieved the lung for Ganden lhagyama from H.H. Ling Rinpche when you were about 12 years old, and actual initiation from H.H. Kyabje Zong Rinpoche when you were 18?
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Tsem Rinpoche: I have been passing Tsongkapa’s practice, mantras, oral transmissions for twenty years in Malaysia. Before a teacher can pass to others, he must state where he himself got it from so it is a valid source and lineage. Teachers cannot make up teachings…they must have a source. That is very strict within our Gelug system….So I ask all of you where did I get my precious Tsongkapa practice lineage, initiation, commentary, oral transmission from?
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Choongs: The oral transmission was given to Rinpoche by his Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche who was the 98th, he was one of the great throne holder of Lama Tsongkhapa which Rinpoche met in Howell in New Jersey
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Pastor Shin: Rinpoche has also received the practice and commentary of Tsongkhapa Guru Yoga teaching from HH Kyabje Zong Rinpoche over 20+ years ago : http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/transcript-guru-yoga-teaching.html
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Pastor JayJae庆《佛欢喜日》: Rinpoche received Lama Tsongkhapa Teachings from Kyabje Ling Dorje Chang and the full initiation with commentary from Kyabje Zong Dorje Chang
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Tsem Rinpoche: Bradley, you are new and yet you know the information. You are correct. His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche (senior tutor to HH Dalai Lama) came to New Jersey invited by Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche and I received Tsongkapa’s lung and mantra transmission from Him. Then later I received initiation from His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in Los Angeles. With commentary. I was so luck. Ling Rinpoche was the 98th Gaden Tripa representing Tsongkapa on earth. So I got Tsongkapa from Tsongkapa literally. Besides these two, one more master, anyone know??
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Choongs: Rinpoche received the whole initiation, practice, empowerment from Rinpoche’s root guru, His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche.
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Victor.Choi: hmm.. need to polish Rinpoche’s biography. bad me.
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Bradley Kassian: Would it be Geshe Tsultim Gyeltsen?
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Tsem Rinpoche: Bradley, you are new and yet you know the information so well..I am happy. You are correct. His Holiness Kyabje Ling Rinpoche (senior tutor to HH Dalai Lama) came to New Jersey invited by Kensur Lobsang Tharchin Rinpoche and I received Tsongkapa’s lung and mantra transmission from Him when I was around 12 and I remember it vividly. Then later I received initiation from His Holiness Kyabje Zong Rinpoche in Los Angeles when I was 18. With commentary and full transmission..wow.. I was so lucky. Ling Rinpoche was the 98th Gaden Tripa representing Tsongkapa on earth. So I got Tsongkapa from Tsongkapa literally!!! I have good merits for sure I say humbly….. Besides these two, one more master, anyone know??
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Sharon Ong: Am guessing the Dalai Lama who ordained Rinpoche?
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Tsem Rinpoche: Dear Bradley, Not Geshe la….although he did teach us the Guru Yoga….
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Rena Wong: My guess is HH Dalai Lama also
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Pastor Seng Piow: HH Dalai Lama gave Tsem Rinpoche transmission of 8 verses of thought transformation
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Kevin Lam: Me too for HH Dalai Lama….
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Tsem Rinpoche: Sharon, not HH Dalai Lama. The first teaching I ever received from His Holiness Dalai Lama was oral transmission of Om Mani Peme Hung and 8 Verses of Thought Transformation. I was 11 years old. I received the full commentary of 8 Verses from His Holiiness Dalai Lama.. I think around 3 hours…I wept the whole time.
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Pastor Shin: Dear Rinpoche, was it from the great Sera Mey Kensur Rinpoche Lobsang Tharchin?
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Tsem Rinpoche: The last master to give me initiation of Tsongkapa was His Eminence Kyabje Denma Locho Rinpoche of Loseling Monastery. I was very fortunate to receive from him many sets of initiations and practice and oral transmissions. ………..
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Lucy Yap: @ Victor, The Promise,a book on Rinpoche’s biography available here in both Chinese and English http://vajrasecrets.com/books/chinese-books/the-promise-a-tsem-tulku-biography-chinese.html
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Sharon Ong: Sorry, I got it wrong, Rinpoche. Why were you weeping the whole time, Rinpoche?
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Pastor JayJae《我爱宗喀巴大师》: Rinpoche got the entire Jenang of Manjushri from this illustrious master too. Denma Locho Rinpoche was the abbot of Namgyal Monastery, HHDL’s personal monastery. _/|\_
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joshua: yes Rinpoche. Will save the teachings and read.
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Victor.Choi: @Lucy Yap Noted & Thank you!
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Pastor David Lai: @Sharon Ong – Rinpoche wept because he was overwhelmed and moved by the teaching and blessings of the Dalai Lama. Perhaps, he was moved by the overwhelming familiarity that he felt during the teaching.
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Kevin Lam: Oh I see, Thanks Pastor David for your explanation.
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Sharon Ong: Thank you, Pastor D. When you say overwhelming familiarity, do you mean like it probably have taken place in Rinpoche’s previous lives?
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Tsem Rinpoche: Dear everyone, it has been a great pleasure to ‘quiz’ all of you. It was a great pleasure to meet all of you here and share… We will do this again. We will announce on Fb and do join us. Our LA team will announce when next time is. Thank you for your answers and research. I ‘ve enjoyed the learning with all of you. I fold my hands to you all for learning dharma. Remember, practice mind transformation, guru yoga of Tsongkapa daily and be kind to all. I wish you well. it was two hours here well spent. Much love and prayers to all of you from my heart. It is 12:22 Am here. Tsem Rinpoche P.S. Sharon, wept because HH Dalai Lama, the teachings all seemed familiar to me and I felt I was back home for lack of a better word. I wept spontaneously. The first time I saw Trijang Rinpoche’s photo I wept, It felt familiar. The first time I met Zong Rinpoche, I wept and knew he was my lama. I will follow him forever. I just knew……..thanks.
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Tsem Rinpoche: Thank you LA team…You all did a great job…..
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Tsem Rinpoche: JETSUN LAMA KU TSE RABTEN CHING; NAMKAR TRINLEY CHOG CHUR GYE PA DANG ; LOBSANG TENPE DRON ME SA SUM GYI; DRO WE MUNSEL TAKTUR NE GYUR CHIG
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