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  • GU

    Posted on January 16, 2016 1,059

    What are the diffrence for these 2 Dorje Shugden Mantras and which emanation does it refer to ?
    1. OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SHATROO MARAYA PET
    2.OM BENZA WIKI BITANA RAKYA RAKYA HUNG
    3. OM BENZA WIKI BITANA SOHA
    For Demonic attacks which mantra can be chanted and how many times should it be chanted?.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear GU, 
I have listed information about the
      Mantras below:


      1. Om Benza Wiki Bitana Shatroo Maraya Phet
      This is a mantra for the destruction of one’s obstacles to
      spiritual practice, both inner and outer. 


      2. Om Benza Wiki Bitana Rakya Rakya Hung
      This is the mantra for protection and is the mantra of Trakze Dorje Shugden.

      
3. Om Benza Wiki Bitana Soha
      This is the main mantra of Dorje Shugden. 


      For those who are being attacked by negative beings or under the influence of black magic, the mantra of Trakze Dorje Shugden should be recited together with the practice and visualisations. 
Please follow the link here to the practice: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/trakze-to-dispel-black-magic-spirits.html

      There is a video sharing by Pastor Niral on this topic is available on Youtube here:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiNx7DENlfw

  • Francisco Rodríguez

    Posted on January 16, 2016 121

    Dear friends, it supports the practice of lion-faced Dakini with the practice of Dorje Shugden? Is there a problem in practice them to come from different schools? I am a practitioner of Dorje Shugden and these doubts have some comments I've read on the Internet. Thank you.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear Francisco Rodriguez,
 Yes you can most certainly practise Singdongma (Lion-faced Dakini) and Dorje Shugden. They are both enlightened beings, therefore there is no contradiction practicing both of them. 
Within the Nyingma tradition, Singdongma is considered a fierce manifestation of Padmasambhava, whereas in the Kagyu, Sakya and Gelug traditions her practice stems from the practice of the Chakrasamvara Tantra. In both cases she is fully enlightened.
 Dorje Shugden is an emanation of the Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri in the form of a protector, therefore he too is obviously an enlightened being. 


      To clarify however, it is best to practise according to one lineage. And there are many reasons why, primarily because the form of practice will correspond to the specific teachings in that particular lineage, that is why there are differences in practices of the same deity within different lineages. As the teachings are explained in a different manner it is all too easy to get confused as to the meaning.

      Therefore it is advisable to adhere to one lineage. When you get to a certain level of realisation, you come to realise that all the lineages lead to the same state but simply in different ways, therefore best to adhere to and practice one lineage very well. 
We have many people in Kechara who practice both Singdongma and Dorje Shugden. 


      You can find more information about Singdongma here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/buddhas-dharma/protection-from-black-magic-and-spirits.html
and more information about Dorje Shugden here: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/dorje-shugden

  • Sandra

    Posted on January 16, 2016 24

    I want to know how many DS Pujas we must sponsor before we receive results. I want to help someone close but at the same time I am financially tight.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear Sandra,
 The swiftness of pujas depends on the karma of the person that the puja is being done for. Some people see the difference after just one puja, in some cases you need a series of pujas to be done depending on the situation. Without knowing the situation, I couldn’t give you an answer. It also depends on our motivation for sponsoring the puja…any help we give to someone with a good motivation will be beneficial. 
If possible you can get your friend to engage in Dorje Shugden's practice, this will be very beneficial. You can also engage in Dorje Shugden's practice and dedicate the merits generated to your friend. I hope this helps.

  • Rainbow

    Posted on January 16, 2016 22

    Dear Pastor, Good day. I'm currently working with foreign worker recruitment agency. I have a bad time here. My management ask me to write guarantee 2 hours OT in foreign worker employment contract. Actually employer cannot guarantee 2 hours OT to worker but my management ask me to put guarantee 2 hours OT. I have send to foreign worker agent and they manage to give me about 10 workers.. I feel so so bad to cheat worker come here to work… what should I do? I have already did bad karma… I feel so helpless…. plz help

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear Rainbow, 
There are two things that need to be addressed here. 
The first is the secular side. If you have done something wrong that is against the laws of the country you are living in, then you need to speak up. If such practices are common place in your job, and are affecting you in such a negative manner then you can think about getting a new job. 


      The second aspect of this is on the spiritual side…which is that you may have created negative karma, and perhaps some sort of pain for the other person. Actually most of the actions that we usually undertake in life have this side effect. In this case we need to engage in Purification practices such as Vajrasattva, 35 Confessional Buddhas, or recitation of Dorje Shugden Kawang. This will help to alleviate the karmic effects. 
On a general level, when we have committed an act that we are not happy with or know was wrong, we should do our best not to repeat that same mistake…and if we can to try to make it up to the people involved.

  • Trsa

    Posted on January 16, 2016 18

    Hello,
    I am writing to you as I am in dire need of seeking divine intervention. I am in the midst of an excruciatingly difficult family situation and despite all my prayers and pujas nothing seems to be turning around. I am at my wits end and would like your guidance and advice.
    Thank you

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  • Suraj

    Posted on January 16, 2016 24

    I am going to ask some questions here coz I want to know. How Dorje Shugden help us? I believe and love Dorje Shugden. Only chant mantra or else?

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear Suraj,
 Dorje Shugden helps us in too many ways for me to list in such a short space.

      On a worldly level Dorje Shugden helps remove obstacles that we are facing in our lives, such as financial problems, illness, work and family problems. On a spiritual level Dorje Shugden removes obstacles to your spiritual path and mind transformation so that you can become a better person and benefit others. 
You can engage in mantra recitation or you can engage in the daily practice of Dorje Shugden.

      You can order a copy of the daily practice of Lama Tsongkhapa and Dorje Shugden here: http://www.vajrasecrets.com/diamond-path

  • Harold

    Posted on January 16, 2016 25

    Is Dorje Shugden just a Dharmapala practice or can he also be a Yidam practice?

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear Harold,
 Dorje Shugden’s practice is a Dharmapala practice. Manjushri arose in this particular form for this purpose of assisting Dharma practitioners along the path. Therefore as it currently stands Dorje Shugden cannot be practiced as a Yidam.

  • V.B.

    Posted on January 16, 2016 17

    Do you think the Dorje Shugden practice will grow in this world and become mainstream? Why or why not? Thank you for answering.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear V.B.
 Dorje Shugden’s practice has been “mainstream” for many years, not just within the Gelugpa lineage of Tibetan Buddhism but also within other lineages of Tibetan Buddhism as well. 


      The practice of Dorje Shugden will definitely grow. The reason being he is an emanation of Manjushri in the form of a Dharma Protector, therefore is perfectly suited to assist practitioners in both mundane and spiritual affairs. 
As more and more people see the manifold blessings and benefits of practicing Dorje Shugden, the practice will spread.

  • Help

    Posted on January 16, 2016 18

    I have been chanting Dorje Shugden mantras and other mantras as well for a jobless member of my family to get a job as well as sponsoring 2 pujas (I can't afford more as I am the sole provider of my family) for him. But nothing happens. What else can I do? I'm so desperate that I want to seek help from the deities who are unenlightened beings. My financial burden is reaching breaking point soon. Why, why can't the Buddha's help us? Any job will do as long as it can buy food to feed the stomach.

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear Help,
 There are a number of reasons why he cannot get a job. Mantras, prayers and pujas all actually do work but the help of the enlightened beings depend on our karma and our own efforts to overcome the effects of our karma. 


      I would suggest that he engage in practices that purify negative karma such as Vajrasattva practice (http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/prayers-and-sadhanas/an-important-purification-practice.html) or 35 Confessional Buddhas.

      This should be coupled with the practice of Dorje Shugden, so that the prevailing karma can be purified. 
But together with this, karma is made by action. Therefore it will take effort on his part to purify his karma not to have a job, and also effort to look for a job. When doing this then the enlightened beings will definitely manifest to help the situation. I hope this helps.

  • Pippa

    Posted on January 16, 2016 24

    Can I do Trakze to remove ignorance? Will my intelligence increase if I do this well, because I feel like I am very dumb and need a wrathful deity to bless me to get rid of ignorance, since Trakze is wrathful Manjushri?

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    • Answer from Pastors

      Pastors

      Posted on January 16, 2016

      Dear Pippa,
 Trakze is an emanation of Manjushri, so practising Trakze will definitely remove ignorance. But I’d like to suggest a practice that is easy and very effective. You can recite Ganglongma (Praise to Manjushri, the Buddha of Wisdom) combined with his mantra OM AH RA PA TSA NA DHI. Recite Ganglongma and one mala of the mantra daily. Manjushri is the embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas. Worshipping Manjushri will confer mastery of the Dharma, wisdom, intelligence, retentive memory, and eloquence.

      You can find the prayer in Rinpoche's blog under the section “Prayers and Sadhanas”: http://www.tsemrinpoche.com/tsem-tulku-rinpoche/category/prayers-and-sadhanas.

      Manjushri's mantra will help you make wise and good decisions. Recite this mantra daily when you are at a crossroad and to exercise good judgement. It is excellent to recite Manjushri's powerful mantra faithfully to purify ignorance, low mentality, forgetfulness, poor memory and to actualise the seven wisdoms.

  • Bradley Kassian

    Posted on April 16, 2015 18

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful Dharma Protector, and Domo Geshe Rinpoche. So happy to read about both of them. Question though, because he is fairly recent, does that mean his blessings are swift for our time?

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    • Answer from Tsem Rinpoche

      Tsem Rinpoche

      Posted on April 16, 2015

      Dear Bradley, 
Just because they are recent protectors does not make them swifter necessarily but it just means during this time and age, their connection with us has ripened. So since their connection with us has ripened, it can be they are swifter due to this ripening. When we do Dorje Shugden’s practice, then Namkar Barzin is automatically included. I hope this helps.

      Dorje Shugden has many incredible beings on his entourage assisting Him in His works always. 
Tsem Rinpoche

  • Mark O'Neil

    Posted on March 16, 2015 12

    Thank you Rinpoche! Such an inspiring prayer! In the NKT we are taught that Dorje Shugden is The Wisdom Buddha. Can you substitute Wisdom Buddha for unfamiliar terms like ‘Bhagavan’ when you recite this prayer?

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    • Answer from Tsem Rinpoche

      Tsem Rinpoche

      Posted on March 16, 2015

      Dear Mark O’Neil, 
What you are taught in NKT is absolutely correct. Dorje Shugden is a Wisdom Buddha for sure. 
All the great lamas of the past including Nyingma, Sakya and Gelug Lamas have all said Dorje Shugden is an emanation of Avalokitesvara or Vajrapani and Manjushri. The point is he is all as he is enlightened. But all these great masters conclude he is one Buddha or another Buddha, which one does not matter in the end. 


      Many of our mantras, prayers, sadhanas are from the Sanskrit language directly or indirectly. The names of the Buddhas are also in Sanskrit for example Vajra Yogini. In this ancient Indian script Bhagawan would mean something supreme or supremely divine beings (an epithet for God).

      In Buddhism’s Pali scriptures, the term is used with Gautama Buddha, referring to him as Bhagavān Buddha (translated with the phrase ‘Lord Buddha’ or ‘The Blessed One’) The term Bhagavān is also found in other Theravadin, Mahayana and Tantric Buddhist texts. Bhagavān is generally translated as Lord or God. But not in a Judeo-Christian sense of God.

      Addressing Dorje Shugden as Bhagawan would mean he is a supremely high being (Buddha) and the highest of the high. It is honorific. Therefore it is an honorific title to Dorje Shugden from deep respect. 
If you wish to substitute it with Wisdom Buddha, of course you may. Prayers are from the sincere heart and Dorje Shugden listens to sincerity more than words. 
I wish you well. Tsem Rinpoche

  • James Izer-Bowman

    Posted on January 16, 2015 16

    Dear Tsem Rinpoche,

    Thank you for these thoughtful questions. How can we hope to attain Enlightenment while rejecting others? We cannot. Thank you for showing this.

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    • Answer from Tsem Rinpoche

      Tsem Rinpoche

      Posted on January 16, 2015

      Dear James Izer-Bowman,
Thank you for sharing. I always advocate the middle way and not to be extreme. It makes it easier for everyone. Tsem Rinpoche

  • Zach W

    Posted on January 16, 2015 77

    Dear Rinpoche,

    Thank you for the fantastic commentary to be Karma Shugden manifestation and thank you for revealing this special practice. Could I humbly request that you share with us other special practices of the rest of Dorje shugdens 5 lineages as well ?

    With Torma offerings I put on my shrine in general am I okay to do as you say for this practice take them down and replace them with clean ones and eat the old or respectfully dispose of them?

    Once again thank you very much for opening the door to further understanding of this practice.

    Please remain in this world for a very long time.

    Kindest regards

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    • Answer from Tsem Rinpoche

      Tsem Rinpoche

      Posted on January 16, 2015

      
Dear Zach, 
You can eat the old ones when you are done offering the tormas. You can replace them with new ones too. You can change as often as you like. You can also respectfully dispose of them. TR