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Never deceive Guru

Never Deceive Guru
A very fascinating teaching that you must not miss
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Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR)

Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR)
We like to thank Janice Kwok and Pastor Susan for giving us the opportunity to visit Kechara Forest Retreat at Bentong on the 1st June 2013. This is our first time going to a sacred piece of land that has given us the opportunity to create a good course for our spiritual development.The journey was great and everything went smooth sailing. It was a hot and sunny day and we were basking in the hot sun. As when we reached the Manjusri Hill, wind started to cool the atmosphere and the heat was toned down. We felt blessed. These are the some pictures that we took and more will be shared with you soon.
Kechara Forest Retreat is still under construction and we need
support for the completion of the good work for the people.
Beautiful Sceneries
KFR need more support from people to plant more trees in the area to ensure cooler  (KFR)  Kechara Forest Retreat (KFR) environment.   


The greatest is the sacred Manjusri Hill. Look at the Manjusri at this sacred hill.


Who is Manjusri?
Mañjuśrī is depicted as a male Bodhisattva wielding a flaming sword in his right hand, representing the realization of transcendent wisdom which cuts down ignorance and duality. The scripture supported by the lotus held in his left hand is a Prajñāpāramitā sūtra, representing his attainment of ultimate realization from the blossoming of wisdom. Mañjuśrī is often depicted as riding on a blue lion, or sitting on the skin of a lion. This represents the use of wisdom to tame the mind, which is compared to riding or subduing a ferocious lion.
He is one of the Four Great Bodhisattvas of Chinese Buddhism, The other three are  Bodhisattva Ti Chang Wang Pu Sha, Bodhisattva Kuan Yin, and Bodhisattva Samantabhadra. In China, he is often paired with Bodhisattva Samantabhadra.
In Tibetan Buddhism, Manjushri is depicted in a trinity with Chenrenzig and Vajrapani.
Mantra commonly associated with Mañjuśrī is the following:
"oṃ a ra pa ca na dhīḥ"

This mantra is believed to enhance wisdom and improve one's skills in debating, memory, writing, and other literary abilities. "Dhīḥ" is the seed syllable of the mantra and is chanted with greater emphasis and also repeated a number of times.
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Happy Wesak Day

Happy Wesak Day 

May today be an auspicious day that showers love of the three Jewels to all of you.

On this Wesak Day, Buddhists all over the world commemorate events of significance to Buddhists of all traditions: The birth, enlightenment and the passing away of Siddhartha Gautama Buddha.


Siddhartha Gautama is the primary figure in Buddhism. With accounts of his life, discourses, and monastic rules that are believed by Buddhists, have been summarized after his death and memorized by his followers.
 Various collections of teachings attributed to him were passed down by oral tradition. and later to writing about 400 years later.

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Why I should thank Tsem Tulku Rinpoche ?

This is what I would like to share with you somebody special with a big heart,

Why I should thank Tsem Tulku Rinpoche ?

When I start to know about Rinpoche, even though I maybe not known  to him at all, and I have not seen him personally but only met him once on the stage during the refuge ceremony this year,  he has changed my life and now I am able to see things clearly. I do not know whether is magical or mystical  but most important is the pure heart of His Holy Highness, that able to change people and situations.
 I would like to thank the Kecharians too, who have given me support in many ways.

Find out more about Kechara's work and Rinpoche's work.
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The Story of the Greengrocer (Pannika-Jataka)



The Story of the Greengrocer
[Pannika-Jataka]
         

At one time the Buddha who was the teacher of the three worlds and who was endowed with eighty features of beauty was living at the temple of the Jeta grove. This story was told with regard to a greengrocer.

There was a greengrocer who was a pious person with a great confidence in the value of the three jewels. He collected different spices such as ginger and turmeric, green leaves, pumpkins, and cucumbers, and sold them to make his living. He had a very beautiful daughter who was pleasing to everyone who looked at her. She was endowed with the fear and shame of doing any wrong. She always smiled. Many people of her class came to ask for her to marry them. As this girl was always smiling and pleasing others, her father doubted her purity. Therefore, her father wanted to examine her to find out whether or not she was a virgin.' To this end, he asked her to carry for him a box, pretending they were going to pick wild leaves. Once in the forest the father also pretended that he had lustful thoughts, and he took her hand in such a fashion as to try to persuade her to be loving.
At the moment he took her hand she began to cry and lament, and said to him, "My lord, father. This is not good for you. This is something unnatural like fire coming from water. It is not good for such an unwholesome act to be done by a person such as your lordship."
On hearing this, the father said, "Oh, my mother. I touched you that way to examine your nature. Now you can go home. I wanted to know whether or not you were a virgin." He then requested of her to let him disclose her purity.
Thereupon she said, "My lord, father. I have my virginity. I have never even looked at the face of a man with lustful thoughts."
Her father, comforting his daughter, went home and organized a wedding ceremony. He gave her to a certain youth who was appropriate for her. After that he wanted to take her to the Buddha to get a blessing for her for a favorable marriage. Taking fragrant flowers and perfume, he went with her to Jeta grove and gave respect to the Buddha. They sat by the side of the Buddha to talk to him. The omnipresent one asked, "Why did you come so late?" And he explained to all a story of what had happened before. The Buddha said, "This girl for a long time has lived with such virtuousness. You not only examined this girl in this life, but in the past also." The father requested the Buddha to tell to him the story of the past and the Buddha did so:
Long ago in the past when King Brahmadatta was ruling in Benares, the Enlightenment Being was born in a forest as a forest deity.

INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CONCEPTS OF "TIBETAN" BUDDHISM








INTRODUCTION TO BASIC CONCEPTS OF "TIBETAN" BUDDHISM


The historic Buddha, Prince Gautama Shakyamuni, and  his teachings and the basic concepts of the spiritual insight that he attained. Buddhism comprises three major branches or schools, which, despite differences in emphasis and focus, are based on the Buddha's fundamental precepts and teachings.

Theravada:

Theravada Buddhism, also known as Hinayana, predominates in south eastern 
Asia, in such countries as Thailand, Burma, and Sri Lanka. The term Hinayana, which means "lesser vehicle," its followers prefer the name Theravada, or Way of the Elders (meaning the early disciples of the Buddha); it is also called the "Old Wisdom" school. Its followers claim with justification that it remains closest to the original teachings of the Buddha.

Mahayana:

                Mahayana Buddhism developed in northern India. Although Buddhism was driven from India after the Moghul invasions and conquest of India between the twelfth and fourteenth centuries, Mahayana took root in the Himalayan countries -- Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan and Sikkim -- as well as in China, Japan and Korea. (Reference to "Tibetan Buddhism" refers broadly to the Buddhism of the countries and regions of the broader Tibetan cultural world: not only Tibet but also Bhutan, Sikkim, northern Nepal, northwestern India, and Mongolia.) 
                Although the Theravadins claim seniority, the Mahayana movement was a fairly early development, and has been traced back to the first century B.C.E., or even earlier. Mahayana, meaning "greater vehicle," is a broader, more inclusive school, with a more ambitious approach and more visionary concepts. It is in light of Mahayana's grander aims that the term "lesser vehicle" came into use. Yet Mahayana and Theravada are branches of the same tree, and should not be considered as radically different or distinct.

                  These two schools, Theravada and Mahayana, that can be broadly differentiated by their separate focus, as well as by more subtle differences of interpretation. 
              Theravada emphasizes individual, personal pursuit of salvation or liberation -- "nirvana." In Theravada, supreme attainment is represented by the arhat, a spiritual master who has achieved enlightenment by his own efforts. The arhats, even the legendary ones, were ostensibly human beings. The ideal of Mahayana, on the other hand, is the Bodhisattva -- a spiritual hero.

                 A Bodhisattva is a being, divine or human, who, upon reaching the threshold of enlightenment, chooses instead to remain behind, enduring the endless cycles of life, death, and rebirth (samsara) in order to help all other beings achieve enlightenment.                                                                                                                                   In an act of self-sacrifice, delaying personal liberation, the Bodhisattva takes a mighty vow of dedication to this truly superhuman goal.
                 The celestial Bodhisattvas are among the stars of the pantheon of Mahayana Buddhism, the best known of them the objects of profound devotion. For example the Kuan Yin (in chinese terms),Avalokitesvara or sometimes known as Chenrenzig in Tibetan)
   But the path of the Bodhisattva is open to human beings as well, who may also take the great vow and dedicate themselves to the benefit and liberation of all beings. 

                   The concept and cult of the Bodhisattva is a distinctive, quintessential feature of Mahayana. Never  would be correct to assume that Theravadins do not also uphold the ideal of compassion and they believe that one gains merit from acts of mercy, kindness and generosity. In conclusion, in any of the schools you are in, you are all in the same family devoting yourself to liberation.



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