Archive for September, 2009

Aspiration of my birth-day : 1 st October

September 30, 2009
Asura Cave Interior Shrine--Pema Ösel Ling Hermitage, Asura Cave Temple,Pharphing,Nepal -(http://www.shedrub.org/page.php?page=asura)

The great master, Padmasambhava, attained the Mahamudra level of enlightenment through the practice of Vishuddha Heruka combined with the sadhana of Vajra Kilaya at the upper cave of Yangleshö, also known as Asura Temple Cave : Pema Ösel Ling Hermitage at Pharping, Nepal (http://www.shedrub.org/page.php?page=asura)

Dusun Sanyge, Supplication to Padmasambhava

Dusum sangye guru rinpoche
Ngodrub kundang dewa chenpo shab
Barchey kunsel dudul drakpo tsal
Solwa dekso jinyi labtu sol
Chinang Sangway barchey shiwa dang
Sampa lhungyi drubpar jingyi lob

Buddha of the three times, Guru Rinpoche
Lord of all siddhis. Great Bliss
Dispeller of all obstacles, Wrathful Tamer of Mara
I supplicate to you, bestow your blessings
Pacify the outer, inner and secret obstacles,
And spontaneously fulfill all wishes

Note:
May this merits of this supplication dedicated to all mother sentient beings.
May they attain the scared two kayas.

1 October 2009
Kuala Lumpur

 

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Aspiration of my birth-day : 1 st October

I was like a lost child
Wandering and searching for comfort and direction
Searching for security…..

Wandering child..
The wandering soul …
Running without direction
Chasing for needs, desires and wants
Alike chasing the shadow of moon in the darkness….

Till the moment I felled and hurt
That the moment I realized the illusion of moon existence

The illusion collapsed

The soul is no more wandering around
The soul is finally back home
Back to its clarity

The child
Found her companion of this life and many life ahead

Companion of spiritual path

May we never separate either in this life or any future life
Together walk on the mind awakening path that serve to free all mother sentient beings from roots of sufferings and gained true happiness

May the birth of this precious human body- 1 October
Is the birth for serving this awakening path
Be this life and any future life

May the pure aspiration and path is always being blessed
Be in this life or any future life

Note:
In year 2003, the sudden sickness attack alike the tsunami of my life.
Being survive from this blessed tragedy and able to reborn as alike new soul.
i deeply thanks to the deep kindest of those Tibetan buddhist lamas, my preciuos guru and all my dharma brothers and sisters who have been always supported and guided me along this path. My greatest joyce of meeting them and walk the same path in this life and any future life.

Also especially to my late parent of this life who has given this precious human body birth to me to be able continue my practice in this life.

May all the merits and wisdom that i gain along this journey always dedicate to all of them.

Also to those who seems to cause the blessed tragedies of my life.
Without them, i will not be reborn. and recognise the true nature of my mind

Trinley Chodron
1 October 2009
Kuala Lumpur

The glorious 1 October national day of People’s Republic of China?

September 25, 2009

Young girl presented the flowers of peace & freedom (http://www.cnd.org/June4th/massacre.html)

Young girl presented the flowers of peace & freedom (http://www.cnd.org/June4th/massacre.html)


Tank Man — This famous photo, taken on 5 June 1989 by photographer Jeff Widener

Tank Man — This famous photo, taken on 5 June 1989 by photographer Jeff Widener

 

1 October 2009 will be the 60 years of the formation of People’s Republic of China & national day celebration.

The strict security rules and regulations all over the country has been implemented since far back a year ago and especially now when the celebration day is around the corner.

1 October 1969 , i was born in the land of Malaya far away from China.

Even though my grandparent and father were born in China. Some of our ancestors were infect used to hold the minister position during the king dynasty system period.

Trace back all the path of my grand grand parent family history, i cannot indeed imagine how will this life, the offspring of them again will be meeting their karmic related friends, family members and also spiritual masters in this life.

During our Lee family grand gathering last month for the first time after we came to Malaya for almost 80 years, i looked at the ancestors lineage book record and also recalled the stories of the Tibetan Buddhist masters/Rinpoches i met in this life.

Some of them in their past life were infect actually came to mainland China from Tibet and being invited by the king of the last dynasties of China that ruled by Mongolian descents. They came to propagate dharma in those period.

That was the time my grand grand grand father was there served the palace.

This life, being born in the day of 1 Oct 1969 – the date of national day of China.

The troublesome years of uprising happened in Tibet and China during year 1949 (national day of China that ruled by the Communist Party of China), 1959 (the 1 st Tibet uprising year), 1969 ( second uprising inside Tibet) and 1989 (the Tiananmen Square massacre) .

These cross date and years indeed make me wondering about karmic connection. All of us regardless of ethicity, nationalities, we are actually living as a same big family. If we regards time and space is bounderless in this universe.

Infect i was so happy and proud to be born in the great date of 1 Oct. when i was young. Seems it symbolize a great revolutionary success day and am the seed of the revolutionary forces of China. This was something i felt so proud earlier.

Later on, the more i realized the alternative history /stories/direct encounters of those ethnic minorities’ including the Tibetan living in /outside of Tibet. i felt deeply trouble and sadness whenever my birth day comes. It reminded me about the sufferings enduring by the people inside Tibet.

Also those who are still many unknown detained people that are imprisoned by the current regime in China due to their difference of beliefs , views and also call for social justice and democracy.

I recalled the communist ideology theory and also the Mao Zedong ‘s red book that was first given/introduced by one of the activist who is now the member of parliament in Malaysia.

He preached me those great leaders of communist in China when i was young university students 20 years ago. These great leaders were heroes in my heart for many years.

Today when i look at the China , the rampant corruption and lack of true participatory democracy in this nation. Look at those young migrant workers who sold their life for the greed of capital accumulation in China today. I hardly able to resemble those great heroes, revolutions and communism infect happening there.

These reflection deeply remind me that there is a saying in Buddhism. Aspiration of Boddicita and application of Boddicita.

Only with true honest Aspiration of Boddicita, the act of Boddicita will be truly implement and happening. This is the only verse that can answer my doubt about the leaderships and governance in China of today or even the past,

Whether it is communism or Chinese way of market socialism, the nation need to regenerate the leadership and governance that are having human quality of the true compassionate that embody the strong boddicita aspiration.

Or else sadness, hatred and anger just like the wild fires keep burning in many silence hearts of this nation especially on the 1 Oct. The tight security forces and thick prison war/imprisonment will not ease this inner angers and conflict.

Infect the true crisis came from these leadership and governance.

My only deep aspiration .wish for my coming 1 Oct birthday and national day of PRC is the Peace can prevail in Chna.It only can happen if the Chinese leaders and governance of the nation do keep their hearts with deep impartial compassion/aspiration, not regards those criticism or demands changes for justice is a threat.. Not making the country as your party ownership and recognize everyone has the ownership of each inches of this motherland.

True humanity quality/elements of the great revolutionaries communist/socialist shall be embodied and shined after 60 years of PRC establishment.

Or else we will continue to encounter a shocking story that was lately reported by the news stories from China. A 10 years school girl told that her greatest wish and dream to become the corrupted government official/minister when she grew up!! I think this is the real /true crisis and threat that is facing in China today. Don’t you?

Deep Solute to Menteri Besar Selangor, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim !

September 7, 2009
Words of extremely insult throw to the MB Selangpr by one of the local residents during the dialogue with state government 6 Septt 2009 :(source: www.malaysiakini.com)

Words of extremely insult throw to the MB Selangpr by one of the local residents during the dialogue with state government 6 Septt 2009 (source: http://www.malaysiakini.com)

 

Provocative action was happening during the dilaogue (www.malaysiakini.com)

Provocative action was happening during the dialogue (www.malaysiakini.com)

 

Lately i am thinking the response of our MB Selangor, Abdul Khalid Ibrahim during the dialogue with the anti Hindu temple residents of Shah Alam, Selangor.

He was shouted and insulted personally by these residents who had protested the Hindu temple which is located in their area. I think, Not because he is the MB, but for anyone who has faced such situation. I am sure that anger will arise and those who cannot control of their own emotions and more those who is in power, they will definitely will act more aggressively.

Eventually, the MB agreed on the temple to be relocated elsewhere.
It seems that he or the Selangor State Government or any of us who uphold the multi cultural equality principle are “defeated” especially to this ill intention /provocative action.

Somehow, if we can look deeper to this situation and the reaction of our MB. I think for a person who is indeed Fit to be the true state leader, who are concern to all welfare of its people. His and his team responses should be regarded as the wisdom response and decision. Right and wrong decision sometimes may not be a wisdom one. So, we shall look at it as the wisdom act that cause less harm to all parties.

Especially in front a group of people whose minds are totally filled with angers and hatred.

These angers and hatred negative emotions seems to be able to burn the whole county!

And infect by knowing the danger of wild fire, a wise leader will definitely not add any oil on it to make the fire to spread. No matter this anger is true feelings or political intended.

I personally regards this good quality of wisdom need to be always reminded, especially for any national leader who has the true compassionate heart towards its obligation and people well beings.

Act with patient, compassion and wisdom way is the best antidote to those angers and hatred poured on us. Especially when its came alike wild fire and ill intended.

Maybe those who had their “war” against the Selangor state government and MB seems to be winning. Somehow, they may not realized that this madness of angers and hatred is eventually create most harm to themselves and poison their mind stream.

The Holiness Dalai Lama has written a piece of “Compassion and Individual” has stated that such important quality of a person who are truly practices compassion and wisdom.
They need not to be a Buddhist or any faith follower or hold any ideology.
It is the sensible common sense and wisdom way.

Read More about “Compassion and the Individual” By H.H.Tenzin Gyatso – The Fourteenth Dalai Lama “

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“Compassion & Individual”

Compassion and the Individual By H.H.Tenzin Gyatso – The Fourteenth Dalai Lama

September 7, 2009
(source: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=25427&t=3&c=1) -Exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama prays during a ceremony to comfort the victims of Typhoon Morakot, in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung. China called off events planned with Taiwan, in apparent retaliation for the Dalai Lama's visit to the island, officials said Tuesday, as Tibet's spiritual leader led thousands in prayer.

(source: http://www.phayul.com/news/article.aspx?id=25427&t=3&c=1) -Exiled Tibetan leader the Dalai Lama prays during a ceremony to comfort the victims of Typhoon Morakot, in the southern Taiwan city of Kaohsiung. China called off events planned with Taiwan, in apparent retaliation for the Dalai Lama's visit to the island, officials said Tuesday, as Tibet's spiritual leader led thousands in prayer.

ONE GREAT QUESTION underlies our experience, whether we think about it consciously or not: What is the purpose of life? I have considered this question and would like to share my thoughts in the hope that they may be of direct, practical benefit to those who read them.

I believe that the purpose of life is to be happy. From the moment of birth, every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affect this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.

How to achieve happiness

For a start, it is possible to divide every kind of happiness and suffering into two main categories: mental and physical. Of the two, it is the mind that exerts the greatest influence on most of us. Unless we are either gravely ill or deprived of basic necessities, our physical condition plays a secondary role in life. If the body is content, we virtually ignore it. The mind, however, registers every event, no matter how small. Hence we should devote our most serious efforts to bringing about mental peace.

From my own limited experience I have found that the greatest degree of inner tranquility comes from the development of love and compassion.

The more we care for the happiness of others, the greater our own sense of well-being becomes. Cultivating a close, warm-hearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. This helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the ultimate source of success in life.

As long as we live in this world we are bound to encounter problems. If, at such times, we lose hope and become discouraged, we diminish our ability to face difficulties. If, on the other hand, we remember that it is not just ourselves but every one who has to undergo suffering, this more realistic perspective will increase our determination and capacity to overcome troubles. Indeed, with this attitude, each new obstacle can be seen as yet another valuable opportunity to improve our mind!

Thus we can strive gradually to become more compassionate, that is we can develop both genuine sympathy for others’ suffering and the will to help remove their pain. As a result, our own serenity and inner strength will increase.

Our need for love

Ultimately, the reason why love and compassion bring the greatest happiness is simply that our nature cherishes them above all else. The need for love lies at the very foundation of human existence. It results from the profound interdependence we all share with one another. However capable and skillful an individual may be, left alone, he or she will not survive. However vigorous and independent one may feel during the most prosperous periods of life, when one is sick or very young or very old, one must depend on the support of others.

Inter-dependence, of course, is a fundamental law of nature. Not only higher forms of life but also many of the smallest insects are social beings who, without any religion, law or education, survive by mutual cooperation based on an innate recognition of their interconnectedness. The most subtle level of material phenomena is also governed by interdependence. All phenomena from the planet we inhabit to the oceans, clouds, forests and flowers that surround us, arise in dependence upon subtle patterns of energy. Without their proper interaction, they dissolve and decay.

t is because our own human existence is so dependent on the help of others that our need for love lies at the very foundation of our existence. Therefore we need a genuine sense of responsibility and a sincere concern for the welfare of others.

We have to consider what we human beings really are. We are not like machine-made objects. If we are merely mechanical entities, then machines themselves could alleviate all of our sufferings and fulfill our needs.

However, since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. Instead, we should consider our origins and nature to discover what we require.

Leaving aside the complex question of the creation and evolution of our universe, we can at least agree that each of us is the product of our own parents. In general, our conception took place not just in the context of sexual desire but from our parents’ decision to have a child. Such decisions are founded on responsibility and altruism – the parents compassionate commitment to care of their child until it is able to take care of itself. Thus, from the very moment of our conception, our parents’ love is directly in our creation.

Moreover, we are completely dependent upon our mothers’ care from the earliest stages of our growth. According to some scientists, a pregnant woman’s mental state, be it calm or agitated, has a direct physical effect on her unborn child.

The expression of love is also very important at the time of birth. Since the very first thing we do is suck milk from our mothers’ breast, we naturally feel close to her, and she must feel love for us in order to feed us properly; if she feels anger or resentment her milk may not flow freely.

Then there is the critical period of brain development from the time of birth up to at least the age of three or four, during which time loving physical contact is the single most important factor for the normal growth of the child. If the child is not held, hugged, cuddled, or loved, its development will be impaired and its brain will not mature properly.

Since a child cannot survive without the care of others, love is its most important nourishment. The happiness of childhood, the allaying of the child’s many fears and the healthy development of its self-confidence all depend directly upon love.

Nowadays, many children grow up in unhappy homes. If they do not receive proper affection, in later life they will rarely love their parents and, not infrequently, will find it hard to love others. This is very sad.

As children grow older and enter school, their need for support must be met by their teachers. If a teacher not only imparts academic education but also assumes responsibility for preparing students for life, his or her pupils will feel trust and respect and what has been taught will leave an indelible impression on their minds. On the other hand, subjects taught by a teacher who does not show true concern for his or her students’ overall well-being will be regarded as temporary and not retained for long.

Similarly, if one is sick and being treated in hospital by a doctor who evinces a warm human feeling, one feels at ease and the doctors’ desire to give the best possible care is itself curative, irrespective of the degree of his or her technical skill. On the other hand, if one’s doctor lacks human feeling and displays an unfriendly expression, impatience or casual disregard, one will feel anxious, even if he or she is the most highly qualified doctor and the disease has been correctly diagnosed and the right medication prescribed. Inevitably, patients’ feelings make a difference to the quality and completeness of their recovery.

Even when we engage in ordinary conversation in everyday life, if someone speaks with human feeling we enjoy listening, and respond accordingly; the whole conversation becomes interesting, however unimportant the topic may be. On the other hand, if a person speaks coldly or harshly, we feel uneasy and wish for a quick end to the interaction. From the least to the most important event, the affection and respect of others are vital for our happiness.

Recently I met a group of scientists in America who said that the rate of mental illness in their country was quite high-around twelve percent of the population. It became clear during our discussion that the main cause of depression was not a lack of material necessities but a deprivation of the affection of the others.

So, as you can see from everything I have written so far, one thing seems clear to me: whether or not we are consciously aware of it, from the day we are born, the need for human affection is in our very blood. Even if the affection comes from an animal or someone we would normally consider an enemy, both children and adults will naturally gravitate towards it.

I believe that no one is born free from the need for love. And this demonstrates that, although some modern schools of thought seek to do so, human beings cannot be defined as solely physical. No material object, however beautiful or valuable, can make us feel loved, because our deeper identity and true character lie in the subjective nature of the mind.

Developing compassion

Some of my friends have told me that, while love and compassion are marvelous and good, they are not really very relevant. Our world, they say, is not a place where such beliefs have much influence or power. They claim that anger and hatred are so much a part of human nature that humanity will always be dominated by them. I do not agree.

We humans have existed in our present form for about a hundred-thousand years. I believe that if during this time the human mind had been primarily controlled by anger and hatred, our overall population would have decreased. But today, despite all our wars, we find that the human population is greater than ever. This clearly indicates to me that love and compassion predominate in the world. And this is why unpleasant events are news, compassionate activities are so much part of daily life that they are taken for granted and, therefore, largely ignored.

So far I have been discussing mainly the mental benefits of compassion, but it contributes to good physical health as well, According to my personal experience, mental stability and physical well-being are directly related. Without question, anger and agitation make us more susceptible to illness. On the other hand, if the mind is tranquil and occupied with positive thoughts, the body will not easily fall prey to disease.

But of course it is also true that we all have an innate self-centeredness that inhibits our love for others. So, since we desire the true happiness that is brought about by only a calm mind, and since such peace of mind is brought about by only a compassionate attitude, how can we develop this? Obviously, it is not enough for us simply to think about how nice compassion is! We need to make a concerted effort to develop it; we must use all the events of our daily life to transform our thoughts and behavior.

First of all, we must be clear about what we mean by compassion. Many forms of compassionate feeling are mixed with desire and attachment. For instance, the love parents feel of their child is often strongly associated with their own emotional needs, so it is not fully compassionate. Again, in marriage, the love between husband and wife – particularly at the beginning, when each partner still may not know the other’s deeper character very well – depends more on attachment than genuine love. Our desire can be so strong that the person to whom we are attached appears to be good, when in fact he or she is very negative. In addition, we have a tendency to exaggerate small positive qualities. Thus when one partner’s attitude changes, the other partner is often disappointed and his or her attitude changes too. This is an indication that love has been motivated more by personal need than by genuine care for the other individual.

True compassion is not just an emotional response but a firm commitment founded on reason. Therefore, a truly compassionate attitude towards others does not change even if they behave negatively.

Of course, developing this kind of compassion is not at all easy! As a start, let us consider the following facts:

Whether people are beautiful and friendly or unattractive and disruptive, ultimately they are human beings, just like oneself. Like oneself, they want happiness and do not want suffering. Furthermore, their right to overcome suffering and be happy is equal to one’s own. Now, when you recognize that all beings are equal in both their desire for happiness and their right to obtain it, you automatically feel empathy and closeness for them. Through accustoming your mind to this sense of universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to help them actively overcome their problems. Nor is this wish selective; it applies equally to all. As long as they are human beings experiencing pleasure and pain just as you do, there is no logical basis to discriminate between them or to alter your concern for them if they behave negatively.

Of course, developing this kind of compassion is not at all easy! As a start, let us consider the following facts:

Whether people are beautiful and friendly or unattractive and disruptive, ultimately they are human beings, just like oneself. Like oneself, they want happiness and do not want suffering. Furthermore, their right to overcome suffering and be happy is equal to one’s own. Now, when you recognize that all beings are equal in both their desire for happiness and their right to obtain it, you automatically feel empathy and closeness for them. Through accustoming your mind to this sense of universal altruism, you develop a feeling of responsibility for others: the wish to help them actively overcome their problems. Nor is this wish selective; it applies equally to all. As long as they are human beings experiencing pleasure and pain just as you do, there is no logical basis to discriminate between them or to alter your concern for them if they behave negatively.

How can we start

We should begin by removing the greatest hindrances to compassion: anger and hatred. As we all know, these are extremely powerful emotions and they can overwhelm our entire mind. Nevertheless, they can be controlled. If, however, they are not, these negative emotions will plague us – with no extra effort on their part! – and impede our quest for the happiness of a loving mind.

So as a start, it is useful to investigate whether or not anger is of value. Sometimes, when we are discouraged by a difficult situation, anger does seem helpful, appearing to bring with it more energy, confidence and determination.

Here, though, we must examine our mental state carefully. While itis true that anger brings extra energy, if we explore the nature of this energy, we discover that it is blind: we cannot be sure whether its result will be positive or negative. This is because anger eclipses the best part of our brain: its rationality. So the energy of anger is almost always unreliable. It can cause an immense amount of destructive, unfortunate behavior. Moreover, if anger increases to the extreme, one becomes like a mad person, acting in ways that are as damaging to oneself as they are to others.

It is possible, however, to develop an equally forceful but far more controlled energy with which to handle difficult situations.

This controlled energy comes not only from a compassionate attitude, but also from reason and patience. These are the most powerful antidotes to anger. Unfortunately, many people misjudge these qualities as signs of weakness. I believe the opposite to be true: that they are the true signs of inner strength. Compassion is by nature gentle, peaceful and soft, but it is very powerful. It is those who easily lose their patience who are insecure and unstable. Thus, to me, the arousal of anger is a direct sign of weakness.

So, when a problem first arises, try to remain humble and maintain a sincere attitude and be concerned that the outcome is fair. Of course, others may try to take advantage of you, and if your remaining detached only encourages unjust aggression, adopt a strong stand, This, however, should be done with compassion, and if it is necessary to express your views and take strong countermeasures, do so without anger or ill-intent.

You should realize that even though your opponents appear to be harming you, in the end, their destructive activity will damage only themselves. In order to check your own selfish impulse to retaliate, you should recall your desire to practice compassion and assume responsibility for helping prevent the other person from suffering the consequences of his or her acts.

Thus, because the measures you employ have been calmly chosen, they will be more effective, more accurate and more forceful. Retaliation based on the blind energy of anger seldom hits the target.

Friends and enemies

I must emphasize again that merely thinking that compassion and reason and patience are good will not be enough to develop them. We must wait for difficulties to arise and then attempt to practice them.

And who creates such opportunities? Not our friends, of course, but our enemies. They are the ones who give us the most trouble, So if we truly wish to learn, we should consider enemies to be our best teacher!

For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should feel grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us develop a tranquil mind! Also, itis often the case in both personal and public life, that with a change in circumstances, enemies become friends.

For a person who cherishes compassion and love, the practice of tolerance is essential, and for that, an enemy is indispensable. So we should feel grateful to our enemies, for it is they who can best help us develop a tranquil mind! Also, itis often the case in both personal and public life, that with a change in circumstances, enemies become friends.

Of course, it is natural and right that we all want friends. I often joke that if you really want to be selfish, you should be very altruistic! You should take good care of others, be concerned for their welfare, help them, serve them, make more friends, make more smiles, The result? When you yourself need help, you find plenty of helpers! If, on the other hand, you neglect the happiness of others, in the long term you will be the loser. And is friendship produced through quarrels and anger, jealousy and intense competitiveness? I do not think so. Only affection brings us genuine close friends.

In today’s materialistic society, if you have money and power, you seem to have many friends. But they are not friends of yours; they are the friends of your money and power. When you lose your wealth and influence, you will find it very difficult to track these people down.

The trouble is that when things in the world go well for us, we become confident that we can manage by ourselves and feel we do not need friends, but as our status and health decline, we quickly realize how wrong we were. That is the moment when we learn who is really helpful and who is completely useless. So to prepare for that moment, to make genuine friends who will help us when the need arises, we ourselves must cultivate altruism!

Though sometimes people laugh when I say it, I myself always want more friends. I love smiles. Because of this I have the problem of knowing how to make more friends and how to get more smiles, in particular, genuine smiles. For there are many kinds of smile, such as sarcastic, artificial or diplomatic smiles. Many smiles produce no feeling of satisfaction, and sometimes they can even create suspicion or fear, can’t they? But a genuine smile really gives us a feeling of freshness and is, I believe, unique to human beings. If these are the smiles we want, then we ourselves must create the reasons for them to appear.

Compassion and the world

n conclusion, I would like briefly to expand my thoughts beyond the topic of this short piece and make a wider point: individual happiness can contribute in a profound and effective way to the overall improvement of our entire human community.

Because we all share an identical need for love, it is possible to feel that anybody we meet, in whatever circumstances, is a brother or sister. No matter how new the face or how different the dress and behavior, there is no significant division between us and other people. It is foolish to dwell on external differences, because our basic natures are the same.

Ultimately, humanity is one and this small planet is our only home, If we are to protect this home of ours, each of us needs to experience a vivid sense of universal altruism. It is only this feeling that can remove the self-centered motives that cause people to deceive and misuse one another.

If you have a sincere and open heart, you naturally feel self- worth and confidence, and there is no need to be fearful of others.

I believe that at every level of society – familial, tribal, national and international – the key to a happier and more successful world is the growth of compassion. We do not need to become religious, nor do we need to believe in an ideology. All that is necessary is for each of us to develop our good human qualities.

I try to treat whoever I meet as an old friend. This gives me a genuine feeling of happiness. It is the practice of compassion.

The First Holy Vajrayana Stupa in Malaysia : The great wish for World Peace stupa at Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh.

September 3, 2009
 
His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Cave Name Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)-Photos taken by “unknown”?? cannot be traced. Provided by Kathy Morris ,Sept 2009)

His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Cave Name Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)-Photos taken by “unknown”?? cannot be traced. Provided by Kathy Morris ,Sept 2009)

 
His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)

His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa visited the Kong Chee Name Cave Temple, Ipoh (Year 1976)

Early picture of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the Ipoh Cave (source: http://blazing-splendor.blogspot.com/search?q=tulku+urgyen+at+ipoh)

Early picture of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the Ipoh Cave (source: http://blazing-splendor.blogspot.com/search?q=tulku+urgyen+at+ipoh)

 How was the Tibetan Buddhism /Vajrayana dharma activities first landed in Malaysia in the 20th century?

Where is the oldest and first holy Vajrayana tradition stupa was built that still can be traced in Malaysia?

Of course we cannot so sure that it only came to Malaysia only in the 20 th century, as there are still many historical facts and also archeological proof that had yet to be found. So, I would prefer to say, the activities of Vajrayana in the 20th century in Malaysia.

In the -”Blazing Spendor”- the Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche had mentioned that he was asked by the late Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa to visit Malaysia. Therefore, he was the first Tibetan highly realized lama and Dzogchen master from Nepal who started the dharma activities in Malaysia at year 1974. Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was accompanied by his three attendants lama. They were greeted warmly and supported by faithful Chinese Buddhists here
(source: Page 354: -”Blazing Spendor”- the Memoirs of Tulku Urgyen )

HE Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche also had conducted many dharma activities, empowerment and transmissions since then in Malaysia.

One of the very unique and special place that was visited by the HE Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche was the hilly limestone cave temple that is located in Ipoh. The name of the cave temple is Kong Chee Name. ((炽光岩洞 ). Rinpoche had stayed for almost seven months retreat in this cave temple.

Besides this, Rinpoche also constructed the first holy stupa built in Malaysia according to the Vajrayana Buddhism tradition next to this cave temple: Kong Chee Name. According to some source, the stupa was built and consecrated 34 years ago during the Vietnam war period. It was built to signified the wish/aspirations for world peace. Therefore , this holy stupa was built in result of Rinpoche great and deepest compassion wish that dharma activities to be propagated in this blessed land and also benefiting all sentient beings.

Since then, many highly realized lama and Dzogchen masters from different sublime had visited this cave temple to conduct prayers and bless this place. From some source, those who had came were His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa, His Holiness Sakya Trizin, His Holiness Tharing Tulku and others.

According to the official website of the Karma Kagyu Center in Malaysia ‘s website (http://www.kagyu-asia.com/kl/c_history.html), His Holiness 16th Gyalwa Karmapa had visited the cave temple and conducted prayers. He had spent two days at the Kong Chee Name Cave in Ipoh from 22nd to 24 nd Oct 1976. For the fist time , His Holiness had conducted the sacred ceremony of the Black Crown (Vajra Mukut) in Kuala Lumpur on the 24 Oct 1976.

These earliest auspicious prayers/blessings and dharma activities of these high realized lama and Dzogchen masters had laid a good foundation and connection of Vajrayana dharma activities in Malaysia after 35 years.

However, since the passing away of the HE Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in the year 1996, the temple cave and holy stupa had been neglected as one of the holy site to be taking care of .
(Source: The brochure of “Revising The Heart of Vajrayana in Malaysia- “An Enigma Whose Time Has Come”-produced by a group of sincere devotees who did the fund raising dinner to collect fund for the restoration of the cave temple and holy stupa in May year 2008)..

In the midst of the increasing socio economy, environment and political crisis happening in all over the world now, we can witness the great suffering that is enduring by the nature and all sentient beings. Therefore, it is very important and significance for us again to do the pilgrimage tours to this holy sites and make deep aspirations and prayers to wish for world peace and also the dharma activities can continued to be flourished in order to benefits all sentient beings.

And also, my deepest wish to those dharma sisters/brothers who have started the temple cave and holy stupa restoration work in Ipoh, I wish their noble wishes and efforts will also be fulfilled and granted great blessings from the Buddha of the past, present and future in order to benefit all sentient beings & dharma propagation !

Trinley Chodron
3 Sept 2009
Kuala Lumpur

 Resouces: More notes/photos of the activities of Tulku Urgyen Rinpoche in Ipoh, Perak, Malaysia:

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Tulku Urgyen in Ipoh

Ps: This article is written base on very little written and oral history interview sources.
Therefore, there must be many mistakes and errors, Please do feel free to correct the fact and add more views. Wish more people who had visited this holy site and those who has great knowledge of the site will share more information with others. Therefore, may this piece of writing will reach them and touch their hearts :-0

I and other dharma sisters/brothers lately had visited the holy stupa and cave temple in Ipoh.
This was an amazing trip and indeed a place that will touch your deepest heart, if you are able to come to Ipoh, this is a must place to visit ! J

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