THE NOBLE-MISSION CALLED TEACHING: A PERSPECTIVE

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Teaching is a very difficult job. It is an extremely challenging, difficult, exhausting and demanding job. It takes everything out of you. Not everybody has that courage & mental make up the challenges that teaching imposes. Teaching is not as lucrative as other jobs. In terms of benefits, there are inherent benefits and rewards in the mission called teaching. It’s very difficult for people generally to discover the inherent benefits in teaching. While teaching is difficult and challenging, but at the same time, it’s a deeply deeply fulfilling profession although rewards may not come in material terms, in physical terms or in economic terms.
Our system should function in such a way that our teachers aren’t frustrated. Annually, the attrition rate accelerates to the maximum. More experienced teachers are leaving the profession. For a quality education, its not just the curriculum but even teachers with good experience plays a vital role.
While, there are people who blame teachers, parents who doesn’t want to support the good intent of our educators, that’s quite ironical and funny too. Only teachers would certainly understand the pressure and hardships of being an educator.
The outlook and presentation of teaching career and lifestyle isn’t as simple as you may percieve, it is not only the classroom teaching business teachers do, they go far beyond limits to help students develop holistically and in nation building. Our teachers shoulders enormous responsibilities despite the daily four to five hours of teaching and learning tasks.
In the 21st century, just inspiration and motivation with all those professional development workshops doesn’t necessarily gather much of zest and zeal to continue in the noble mission. Why do you think teachers are leaving? Why do you think they hunt for greener pastures? Ultimately, material benefits talks out big, the income they generate and the work they do doesn’t really match actually.
And, there are few sections of the society who expects teachers to be perfectionist. How could you expect or demand such? Teachers are also an ordinary being, many survive just with self-motivation and passions. It’s basically the question of understanding, what it is to be a teacher.

There are lot to do to keep our teachers in the system.

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OUR GREED & MOTHER NATURE’S FADING VIGOUR

In our pursuit of limitless growth, we have abused, exploited & forced nature far beyond its capacity. I think we are consuming resources much faster than nature is able to regenerate. Its ability to provide the life support system, ecosystem services is diminishing rapidly. In consequence, the four natural elements of water, wind, earth and fire that are the essence of our being & on which all life is contingent are steadily losing their vitality.
Fresh water including reserves and ice, not to mention the rivers and lakes that are being contaminated. Water scarcity is already a cause or conflicts among the societies.
Our pristine air is being contaminated with greater degree of degeneration in air quality year by year. Human desire and complacencies have contributed for the poor air quality by burning trashes, agricuture debris and non eco-friendly industrial businesses.
Our land, our top soils that sustains plant life & agriculture is becoming less productive due to nutrient depletion, biodiversity loss and acid rains.
Fire or the energy from the nature would exhaust in next 60 to 80 years while the nuclear energy is extremely dangerous.
Bhutan, as a nation reputed as last shangrila, carbon neutral or carbon negative, we have been selling our nation with such tags to the outside world, but don’t you think we have talked too much on this subject theoritically. Perhaps i am wrong here.
There may be policies in line with the philosophy of GNH but i feel we have executed minimum in practicality. We have become impractical.
We need to do more than what we have been doing. It would rather seem ironical for those people who heard a lot about our land, natural aestheticism, water and clean air.
Subsidizing the purchase of electric vehicles, providing free electricity to the rural community, and just because we have natural reserves, parks and corridors doesn’t make all the difference to combat climate change.
Our NC aspirants should also ponder alternatives and new policies to do more to fight climate change. Yes! Climate change is a reality!
We need to spend enough money, time and effort for sustainable, safe and clean alternatives.
Our families and communities are growing apart, human relationship founded on trust, caring and mutual respect that forms society’s ethics is getting torn because of the unethical politics we are nurturing. Instead of contributing to the fragmentation of GNH society, let’s be mindful about what makes our existence possible.
Let us not lose our sense of humanity!

Sincerely,
Thridu Nim Dorji

Reflecting my King’s extraordinary deeds

 

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His Majesty the King holding the Royal Prince.

As we celebrate His Majesty the King’s 38th Birth Anniversary, I would like to join the nation in offering my deepest felicitations and prayers. May the Triple Gem shower their choicest blessings on His Majesty Druk Gyalpo Jigme Khesar Namgyal Wangchuck to lead our country to ever greater heights of peace, prosperity and happiness for all the Bhutanese for all times to come.

On this joyous occasion, I just wanted to humbly reflect upon His Majesty’s extraordinary deeds precisely for the welfare of Bhutanese people. There are numerous or countless incredible deeds, therefore, amongst many, may I take this opportunity to mention few which I deeply cherish and appreciate.

  • DemocratizationWe all know that His Majesty’s reign began overseeing the peaceful transition to parliamentary democracy. Although, democratization was a will of our great fourth but His Majesty Khesar took all the initiatives and ceaseless efforts in making the transition process successful and leaving a profound legacy in the chronicles of our nation. We know how His Majesty traveled extensively to deliberate on the constitution and encourage people to participate in the parliamentary elections. 
  • DiplomacyUnder His Majesty’s benevolent leadership, we have witnessed unprecedented diplomatic relations between several developed nations as well as our closed neighbor the Republic of India.  Most importantly, the treaty of 1949 was replaced by signing a new treaty of friendship with India in February 2007. 
  • Land ReformsIn a major land reform initiative, which the King started on 11 March 2008 in Lhuentse, 3800 households were granted ownership of landholdings that were earlier declared as excess lands and liable for a cash payment to the government.  This was the fulfillment of a royal promise made during the 86th session of the National Assembly in 2006. Here on, His Majesty initiated similarly variation of land reforms in all the Dzongkhags to improve the lifestyle of the people. 
  • KiduOne of the most important ongoing work is a system of Kidu. People are granted several forms of Kidu (welfare) from the King. Some of the kidu schemes include disadvantaged students to meet their educational needs, medical treatments, amenities for elderly citizens and even immediate assistance to the victims of natural disasters and calamities. 
  • DeSsung Training ProgramI think this military-style training which started in 2011 is a huge success. Our DeSsups have been providing assistance during emergencies and even during public events. 

There are several indispensable initiatives and reforms in the field of economy, education, health, environment, culture, and amnesty but I have just presented few programs that touched my senses. Lastly, let me present the profound lines which touched me deeply.

“Throughout my reign, I will never rule you as a king. I will protect you as a parent, care for you as a brother and serve you as a son. I shall give you everything and keep nothing; I shall live such a life as a good human being that you may find it worthy to serve as an example of your children; I have no personal goals than to fulfill your hopes and aspirations. I shall always serve you. day and night, in the spirit of kindness, justice, and equality. As the King of Buddhist nation, my duty is not only to ensure your happiness today but to create the fertile ground from which you may gain the fruits of spiritual pursuit and attain good karma. This is how I shall serve you as a King.”

The King’s declaration on the occasion of his coronation that he will not rule as a king but as a father, brother and son will reverberate through history. He extolled the special bond between the people and King. Thus, as I reflect many a time, such words from a cakravartin King brings fortunate tears of joy and ecstasy to a young citizen like me.

Long Live His Majesty the Druk Gyalpo!

My 21st Birthday: Pledges

First of all, the first wisher on 21st birthday is Ms. Rima Reyka from Singapore. Thank you Rima for inaugurating my special day. You’ve a special place in my heart. 

It is good to be thankful for what we have in life and what we have accomplished. But open our eyes to the larger picture. If we are to appreciate the fruits of life, we must first appreciate the tree that bears the fruit: birth itself.

Birth is our beginning. It is a window to the chance of a lifetime, the chance to fulfill our unique mission. So a birthday is a momentous occasion, to be commemorated just as a nation commemorates its birth or as an organization celebrates its founding. Still, it is much more than an occasion to receive gifts. It is a chance to remember the day that a major event occurred, to celebrate and give thanks and to reflect upon how well we are fulfilling our calling.

A birthday is a time to celebrate birth itself, the joy of life. It is also an occasion to rethink our life: How great is the disparity between what we have accomplished and what we can accomplish? Are we spending our time properly or are we involved in things that distract us from our higher calling? How can we strengthen the thread that connects our outer life and our inner life?

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Am I Living?

A birthday can also teach us the concept of rebirth. To recall our birth is to recall a new beginning. No matter how things went yesterday, or last year, we always have the capacity to try again. Our birthday is a refresher, a chance for regeneration–not just materially, but spiritually. Continue reading

Letter to highly revered Gurus’

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Erstwhile Nobding Primary School (2002),

Erstwhile Khotokha Primary School (2003-2005),

Erstwhile Tencholing Primary School (2006-2007),

Gaselo Lower Secondary School (2008-2010),

Gaselo Higher Secondary School (2011-2014),

School for Language and Cultural Studies (2015),

Centre for Professional Development (2016),

Paro College of Education (2015-2019)

Subject: Undeniable heartfelt wishes and prayers on the National Teachers’ Day

Highly revered Teachers, Mentors, Advisers, Trainers, Lecturers & leaders

With deepest respect and gratitude, I would like to present few perspectives and offer my incalculable thanks to you all.

In the words of former education minister, His Excellency Thakur S Powdyel:

“May 2nd is a significant landmark in the rich chronicles of our country. The observance of Teachers’ Day is an affirmation of the contribution of educators in promoting the all-important service of education in the unlocking of minds and strengthening of interests of the country. How it might have pleased the father of modern Bhutan to see his dreams come true. Teachers, indeed a central player on the educational stage! The revealers of the treasures of knowledge! The embodiments of values par excellence! Custodians of society’s goodness and taste! Conscience keepers of the nation! Upholders of the integrity and honor of individual and institutions! Teachers are all these and more.”

Henry Adams affirms, “A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.” I unarguably agree with his statement. Yes, teachers influence is immense and infinite.

Inspire, Empower and Engage. These three characteristics are just the short sample of the many you demonstrate (d) with all of your students, including me, every single day. Too often we progress through the ‘ropes of life’, and do not invest the time to express our gratitude and authentic value for the support you so eagerly share for our growth, as not only students, but also as global citizens of the society.

As an educator, your title can ensure a role of heightening my knowledge in academics. However, you see me not as one of the many students you have, but instead you value me for my uniqueness and strengths. You promote (d) an environment where I feel like I am able to not only share my contribution, but also know it is actually considered and appreciated.

As a former/present student, I thank you for the time you took to plan. I thank you for the hours you put into your lessons, but also your willingness to let that time to go when opportunities happened in the classroom for deeper learning and you scrapped your plans to teach where we, the students, were are the time. Thank you for the time you took to set up your classroom. Thank you for giving me something to look at in the moments of distraction that helped my mind get back to learning.

The influence of a good teacher can never be erased. Thank you for the care you showed. Day after day, I could never doubt that you cared about me. Thank you for going the extra mile for me. Thank you for being a great teacher. Thank you for trying new strategies. The world seems easier and contented for me because you taught me the lessons of life. It’s you who encouraged me and inspired me to have belief in my own when I fall down. I can never pay your debt which I owe but today at least I can promise you the wisdom you provided me and the morale you gifted me.

With so much of inspiration and morale, I joined a mission like no other that is education. I am in an institution which aspires for excellence in teacher education. I know that teacher’s job is challenging and it’s not lucrative but upon drawing quite a lot of inspirations from many of my great teachers, I am preparing to make difference in the profound mission called teaching.

I bow to you all and offer my indisputable wishes and prayers to you all on this very auspicious occasion. May you and your family members’ continue to enjoy everlasting peace and prosperity for perpetuity. Thank you all for helping me fall in love with learning. I thank you with all my heart for your service. Happy Teachers’ Day!

Yours sincerely,

(Nim Dorji)

Student-teacher @ Paro College of Education

Culture Guide @ Tourism Council of Bhutan

Flux in an ambition

The immature young mind entered the school environment with much excitement and inquisitiveness. The day began with meeting new faces and strange teachers. One would actually shy away or run away as to see the teachers and more often the head master. Educational journey kicked off with alphabets and numbers. Songs and rhymes were the most enchanting part of classroom. With the blink of an eye, one could hardly imagine or remember vividly how days and years had passed.

Now, when I flashback my days in school, I had quite a diverse experiences in different school environment. I changed around 5-6 schools till I complete grade 12. Thirteen years of educational adventure was more enriching and it has given me immense knowledge and wisdom to lead my life with the best choices that suits me. Somebody said, “Not all handsome and beautiful people are in movies, but some are in teaching.” I aptly believe because more than what they are paid for, teachers does more for the sake of young men and women animating and preparing for their future.

During my school days, I had several aspirations. In the pre-primary, when I am asked, I said that I wanted to become a Dasho. I don’t know which Dasho I thought of. Later in upper primary, my ambition was to become a monk. May be I was more religious and spiritually enthusiastic to join monk body or may be because I was raised by a monk. Then, when I was in grade 7 and 8, my ambition got change to an engineer because my hard work and perseverance in studying proved that I was good at mathematics and science.

In 2011, I was in grade 9, when I am asked about my ambition, I remember saying I want to become a doctor because my Dad anticipates from me. In grade 10, my ambition got changed whenever somebody asked me, I would say, I wanted to become the Chair Person of Dzongkha Development Commission. Haaa…quite often I wonder why I thought about it, may be because I had good command over Dzongkha as well as I topped Dzongkha subject from grade 7 till 10. My Dzongkha marks aren’t below 90% from class 7 till 10. My interest and hard work in Dzongkha revealed when I was ranked 2nd at national level in Dzongkha with 92% in the common examination, grade 10.

I qualified for class 11 in public school with 79.9% in national examination. With much joy and satisfaction I entered the world of grade 11; thick science textbooks used to anxious me. Besides the concerns of huge text, I was more interested in becoming a journalist in BBS. I used to enjoy the interviews and programs hosted by Dawa Tangpa especially Dawai Kudreon which used to be my favorite.

The instinctive passions in becoming a journalist vanished as soon as I entered grade 12. I am also not sure how easily I changed. Now, what do you think I must have thought? When I am asked what you are planning to be as grade 12 decides our future career. I proudly admitted that I want to be an educator. I was more interested in teaching because I was inspired by my best teachers and their deeds. Significantly, I was motivated and inspired by former minister for education, Lyonpo Thakur S Powdyel. His stories stimulated me to follow his path and emulate what he has done in his life. To my surprise, out of as many as seven ambitions, my final ambition to become a TEACHER came true. Now, I am in an education college and it’s definite that I will by any means serve my country as a teacher if things don’t turn the other way round.

Now, my motto: Aspiring to be an inspiring teacher.

 

A brief account of Ninth Gangteng Trulku Rinpoche

The Ninth Gangteng Truelku, Kunzang Rigdzin Pema Namgyal was born to the Bonbi Choeje family in Trongsa in 1955. His father was Tshering Dorji and his mother Tshering Pelmo. The birth of the Truelku was preceded by numerous auspicious and miraculous signs such as a rainbow-filled sky and the out-of-season flowering of trees and plants. While the Truelku was still in his mother’s womb, she had a very auspicious dream in which boiling water turned to milk and many children were fetching water. She also dreamt that sand and stones on the banks of the nearby stream turned into white pearls and that the water cascading from one of two openings on the shining cliff towards the north of the house turned to milk.

When the Truelku was about a month old, while his mother was giving him a morning bath, to everyone’s surprise and amazement, a five-coloured rainbow was seen striking from the eastern direction onto the bath. Coincidentally, around the same time, Gyal Yum Ashi Phuntsho Choden [Royal Consort of Bhutan’s Second King and Royal Mother of Bhutan’s Third King], while on her way from Bumthang stayed at Sha Samtengang near the Luedtsho Lake, where she dreamt of a girl adorned with flowers and silk scarves, carrying a bowl of milk. She said that the milk was for Gangteng Truelku Rinpoche and asked the Gyal Yum to offer it to Rinpoche.

When Her Majesty asked the girl in the dream who she was, the girl replied that she was the Tshomen (water spirit) of the Luetsho Lake and offered the following song: I offer this song to the Three Jewels: the ultimate refuge, There is none other than you to rely on. If you wonder what this place may be, It is the Luetsho lake of Sha Samtengang. If you wonder who this girl might be, I am Deki, the Tshomen of this lake. The lake is the Spirit Lake (Latsho) called Gakhil, The Spirit Lake of Peling’s heart incarnation, One Lama for one human generation, After reaching six generations, I have become very unfortunate here: The Trulku’s Buddha activity is focused elsewhere. A number of years have gone by, At Sang-ngag Chöling, his main seat, No one yet sits on the throne. In the sixth month, at the end of summer, I went looking for the Trulku.

Towards the east from here, behind the great Pelela Mountain Pass, Towards the source of the Mangde Chu, Where the unique Henked language is spoken, The youngest of the three sons, Is in the full bloom of health. At Gangteng Sang-ngag Choling, The mind feels empty without a Trulku, Thanks be for the Great Queen Mother’s arrival here, Couldn’t you invite the Trulku to his monastic seat? As the Truelku’s birth was so clearly indicated in this song, during the morning tea, in the presence of Changzod Laptsap Kuenley, Wangdue Dzong’s guest caretaker, Shar Gyalmo and Kurtoe Ashi Tshewang Lhamo, Gyal Yum Phuntsho Choden sent an order that the monks of Gangteng should be advised that if they wanted to seek the reincarnation of their Truelku, they must look for him towards the source of Mangde Chu.

Moreover, the above song was given to Ashi Tshewang Lhamo by the Gyal Yum. As a child, the Truelku often talked of the Goenpa and imitated actions of a lama such as conducting blessings and teaching ceremonies. From the previous incarnation of the Lama Namkhai Nyingpo Rinpoche, he received empowerment and transmission of the Soeldep Leu Duenma and the novice’s vows. When the Truelku was about seven years old, he was admitted as a monk in Trongsa Dratshang.

From Lam Neten Tshewang Gyeltshen and other teachers, the young Truelku effortlessly learnt the basics of reading and writing. He also mastered the inner and outer ritual practices, playing of religious instruments and so on. During this time, the Great Dzogchen yogi, Polo Khenpo Rinpoche recognized the Truelku as a reincarnate lama. Similarly, His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche, Jigdrel Yeshe Dorje and His Holiness the Gyalwang Karmapa, Rangjung Rigpai Dorje recognized the Truelku as the unmistakable reincarnation of Gangteng Truelku.

Then the Truelku was enrolled in Tango Buddhist College, where he received the secret Vajrayana teachings including the complete Sarma and Dzogchen teachings from His Holiness the 68th Je Khenpo Tenzin Dondrub, His Holiness the 69th Je Khenpo Geduen Rinchen and other learned teachers. The young Truelku was enthroned as the Ninth Gangteng Truelku at an elaborate enthronement ceremony at Gangteng Sang-ngag Choling Gonpa.

His Holiness Kyabje Dudjom Rinpoche not only transmitted all the teachings, empowerments, transmissions and detailed pointing out instructions of Pema Lingpa, but also conferred the complete empowerment, transmission and teachings of the Old and New Treasure teachings of the Dudjom lineage. With great affection and regard, His Holiness also composed a long life prayer for the Truelku. From the great masters including Kyabje Jadrel Rinpoche, Kyabje Penor Rinpoche, His Holiness the 68th Je Khenpo Tenzin Dondrub, Kyabje Dilgo Khentse Rinpoche. Kyabje Dodrub Rinpoche, Polo Khenpo Rinpoche, Sakya Khenchen Rinchen, Khenchen Khedrub, Khenchen Dampa Noryang, Khenchen Dazer, Nyoshu Khen Jamyang Dorje Rinpoche, and Yanglop Shakya Dorje, the Truelku received important teachings such as the Rinchen Terdzoed, Dam Ngag Zoed, Nyingthik Yazhi, Ngel So Kor Sum, Gyud Gyal Sangwa Nyingpo and other teachings comprising the entire Kama and Terma teachings.

The Truelku then went to the Buddhist Ngagyur Nyingma College in Mysore, India where he studied Buddhist philosophy including Madhyamaka, Prajnaparamita, metaphysics, logic and so on and mastered debate, composition and teaching skills. After that, the Truelku underwent three years of strict meditation and retreat at Kunzang Choling in Gangteng Goenpa, during which many signs of accomplishment were seen. In the year 1983, the people of Banjar community in Tsamang under Mongar District invited and requested Truelku Rinpoche to bless their village. On that occasion, the Truelku was able to bring forth sacred water springs from three places, thus fulfilling a long-felt wish of the Banjar community. Even to this day, this proof of the amazing Buddha activity of Rinpoche can be seen in that village.

Understanding that the Buddha Dharma is vital for peace and happiness in the world and that learning, meditation and practice are essential to ensure the continuity and spread of the Dharma, Rinpoche felt the need to set up Buddhist colleges and meditation centres. As auspicious coincidence would have it, His Majesty, the Fourth King, Jigme Singye Wangchuck commanded that a Buddhist college and a meditation centre be established at Gangteng Goenpa. In the future interest of the Monastery and the Lineage, as well as in the general interest of upholding the Dharma for the sake of all beings, His Majesty graciously commanded the Royal Government to extend full support.

Accordingly, both college and meditation centre were established at Gangteng in 1985. During this time, Her Majesty the late Gyal Yum Phuntsho Choden supported this initiative by sponsoring the construction of three large images of Lord Buddha, Guru Rinpoche and Rigdzin Pema Lingpa and of a temple housing many precious contents. In addition to this, the private secretary of the Gyal Yum, Lopen Phub Dorje made contributions including offering many articles and other things to the Goenpa. Following this, Rinpoche also instituted Ugyen Thegchok Choling in Karshong; the Anim Goenpa (nunnery) Pema Choling at Tang, in Bumthang; Tsamang Tokari Nunnery in Mongar; Chasikhar Shedra in Mongar; Tshaidang Ugyen Chholing Shdera in Zhemgang, Samdrub Choling at Chasilakha; Ugyen Thegchok Choling at Tingtibi; Kunzang Choling at Gangteng; meditation centres at Aja Ney; and Tsakaling in Mongar, amongst others. In short, there are now around 36 old and new subsidiary meditation and learning centres associated with Gangteng Göenpa in the country.

In addition, Rinpoche has been continuously and tirelessly teaching and conferring empowerments, transmissions and blessings to people from all walks of life. Since 1997, Rinpoche has imparted the complete cycle of the Teachings of Pema Lingpa around five times in Gangteng Sang-ngag Choling and other places. Moreover, Rinpoche has founded Yeshe Khorlo centres around the world and has been teaching and conferring empowerments, transmissions and blessings to students in the United States, Canada, Europe, Taiwan, Singapore, Russia, India and other countries. For the benefit of the students from around the world, Rimpoche has also started the online teaching programs.

Information Source: Unknown because I found this written somewhere which I am not able to remember vividly. I thought why not share in my blog.

Gyalsey, The Royal Prince

In the religious land of medicines,

With the blessing of God and spiritual masters,

And with the unanimous virtue of every citizens,

We welcome the birth of Royal Prince, the lineage holder.

In the land flourished with Buddha’s teachings,

The protector of the glorious doctrine of Druk-Yuel,

Royal Prince, the embodiment of Ugyen Pema,

Is the mandala of entire Bhutanese, the assembly of gods.

On the crest of aesthetically appealing plant,

Ripened the timely fruits of prophesy,

To fulfill the wish of every citizens,

We hear the melodic speech of HRH the Gyalsey,

The body blessed by the Amitayus,

To live with eternal life,

The Gyalsey’s heart like of wish fulfilling tree,

Which obviates destitute sufferings of the citizens.

As prophesied by the virtuous ones of the land,

When the Boddhisattava arrives to the land,

God like people with unwavering loyalty and devotion,

Offers the auspicious glorious knot to the heart,

Speaking the pleasant melodic words,

And offering the auspicious flowers in the space,

With prayers for peace and tranquility,

May the spiritual and secular thrive to flourish or prosper in the Kingdom of Bhutan!

May peace prevail on earth!

 

༼མི་དབང་འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་བཞི་པའི་མཛད་རྣམ་བཅུད་བསྡུས་མཐོང་བ་དོན་ལྡན།༽

ཨོཾ་བདེ་ལེགས་སུ་གྱུར་ཅིག ། གྲུ་འཛིན་ཞིང་དུ་འཕགས་མཆོག་མིག་མི་འཛུམ། །པདྨ་འོད་དུ་པདྨ་ཐོད་ཕྲེང་རྩལ། །ཞིང་འདིར་དཔལ་ལྡན་འབྲུག་པ་བདུད་འཇོམས་རྗེ། །དབྱེར་མེད་ཆོས་རྒྱལ་འཇིགས་མེད་སེངྒེར་འདུད། །གང་གི་གསང་གསུམ་མཛད་ཕྲིན་མཐའ་ཡས་པས། །འཁོས་ཆུང་བློ་ཡིས་གཞལ་བར་དཀའ་ན་ཡང་། །མགོན་པོ་གང་གི་བཀའ་དྲིན་དྲན་པའི་ཕྱིར། །མདོ་ཙམ་བདག་གིས་འདི་ནང་ཞུ་ལ་སྤྲོ།། ཟེར་འདི་ཕྱི་གཏན་གྱི་སྐྱབས་གནས་དམ་པ་ཚུ་ལུ་ མཆོད་པར་བརྗོད་པའི་ཚིག་གི་ མེ་ཏོག་པདྨ་དཀར་པོའི་ཕྲེང་བ་ མི་མངོན་ནམ་མཁའི་དབྱིངས་སུ་ཕུལ་ཞིནམ་ལས་ མཐུ་ཆེན་ཕྱག་ན་པདྨོའི་ཞིང་ཁམས། ཨྱོན་སངྱས་གཉིས་པའི་སྦས་ཡུལ། ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་ཞབས་དྲུང་ངག་དབང་རྣམ་རྒྱལ་གྱི་གདུལ་ཞིང་ སྨན་ལྗོངས་འབྲུག་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་འདིའི་ སྤྱི་བོ་གནམ་ཁར་གཏད་དེ་ཡོད་མི་ཚུ་གི་ བསོད་ནམས་ཀྱི་བགོ་སྐལ་ལུ་བྱོན་མི་ ཁམས་གསུམ་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོ་ མཚན་བརྗོད་པར་དཀའ་བའི་མི་དབང་མངའ་བདག་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་ དཔལ་འཇིགས་མེད་སེངྒེ་དབང་ཕྱུག་མཆོག་ གྲངས་མེད་གོང་ནས་མངོན་པར་བྱང་ཆུབ་ཟིན་རུང་། ཤེས་པས་སྲིད་ལ་མི་གནས་ཤིང་། །སྙིང་རྗེས་ཞི་ལ་མི་གནས་པ།། ཟེར་གསུངས་དོ་བཟུམ་སྦེ་ལྷོ་མོན་ལྗོངས་ཀྱི་ གདུལ་བྱ་ཚུ་འདྲེན་ནིའི་དོན་ལུ་ བསམ་བཞིན་སྐུའི་སྲིད་པར་བཟུང་སྟེ་ ང་བཅས་འགྲོ་བ་ཚུ་གི་བློ་དང་འཚམས་པའི་སྒོ་ལས་མི་ལོ ༣༤ གི་རིང་ལུ་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་དགའ་སྐྱིད་ཀྱི་ངང་ལུ་སྐྱོང་གནང་མི་འདི་ལུ་ འབྲུག་མི་ཡོངས་ཀྱི་མགྲིན་ཚབ་སྦེ་ ང་གིས་ཁ་ཙམ་ཚིག་ཙམ་མེན་པར་སྒོ་གསུམ་དད་པའི་སོར་བཅུ་སྙིང་གི་པདྨོར་བཀོད་དེ་གུས་བཏུད་ཞུ་ནི་ཨིན།

མཛད་རྣམ་བཟང་པོ། མཐུ་ཆེན་ཕྱག་ན་པདྨོ་མིའི་གཟུགས་སུ་སྤྲུལ་ཏེ་བྱོན་མི་ ཆོས་རྒྱལ་བྱང་ཆུབ་སེམས་དཔའ་མཆོག་གི་མཛད་རྣམ་འདི་ ནམ་མཁའ་ལས་དཔང་མཐོ་བ། ས་གཞི་ལས་རྒྱ་ཆེ་བ། རྒྱ་མཚོ་ལས་གཏིང་ཟབ་པ། སྐར་ཚོགས་ལས་གྲངས་མང་བ་སྦེ་ཡོདཔ་ལས་ ག་ར་བརྗོད་ཚར་བའི་དུས་ཅིག་མེད་རུང་ མཛད་རྣམ་གལ་ཅན་ཚུ་བཅུད་བསྡུ་སྟེ་ ཕྲིན་ལས་རྣམ་བཞིའི་སྒོ་ལས་ཞུ་བ་ཅིན།

མི་དབང་མཆོག་གཏེར་སྟོན་འབྲུག་སྒྲ་རྡོ་རྗེ་ལུ་ ཨྱོན་གུ་རུ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་མཆོག་གིས་ ཞལ་གཟིགས་གནང་སྟེ་གསུངས་པའི་ལུང་བསྟན་དང་ འབྲུག་མིའི་བསོད་ནམས་ཀྱི་འབྲས་བུ་དུས་སུ་སྨིན་པ་ལས་སྤྱི་ལོ ༡༩༥༥ ཟླ་ ༡༡ པའི་ཚེས ༡༡ ལུ་ ཞབས་དྲུང་རིན་པོ་ཆེའི་རྣམ་སྤྲུལ་སྦེ་ ངོ་མཚར་བའི་ལྟས་དང་བཅསཔ་སྦེ་སྐུ་འཁྲུངས་ཞིནམ་ལས་ ད་ཚུན་མི་ལོ་༦༠འི་རིང་ལུ་ མངའ་འབངས་མི་སེར་ཚུ་ལུ་མ་གཅིག་པོའི་བུ་བཟུམ་སྦེ་བརྩེ་བར་གཟིགས་ཏེ་ ཁྲལ་དང་འུར་ལཱ་ཚུ་ཕབ་ཆག་མཛད་གནང་བའི་ཁར་ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་མཐའ་དབུས་མེད་པའི་མི་སེར་ཚུ་ལུ་ ས་ཆའི་སྐྱིད་སྡུག་གཞན་ཡང་སྤྱི་ལོ ༡༩༨༡ ལས་རྫོང་ཁག་ཡར་རྒྱས་ཚོགས་འདུ་དང་ ༡༩༩༡ ལས་རྒེད་འོག་ཡར་རྒྱས་ཚོགས་ཆུང་ཚུ་བཙུགས་ཏེ་དབང་ཆ་ཕྱིར་སྤེལ་གནང་བའི་ཁར་ ༡༩༩༨ ལས་གཞུང་སྐྱོང་གི་དབང་ཚད་ཧྲིལ་བུམ་བློན་པོ་ལྷན་ཚོགས་ལུ་གནང་།སྤྱི་ལོ ༢༠༠༨ ལས་དམངས་གཙོའི་ལམ་ལུགས་གཞི་བཙུགས་གནང་བ་ལ་སོགས་པ་ ཞི་བའི་ཕྲིན་ལས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ལས་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཆོས་བཞིན་དུ་བསྐྱངས་གནང་མི་དེ་ཡང་ རྒྱལ་པོའི་ལུགས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་བཅོས་ལས། ས་སྐྱོང་སྙིང་རྗེ་ལྡན་པ་རྣམས། །འབངས་ལ་བུ་གཅིག་བཞིན་དུ་བྱམས། ། ཟེར་གསུངས་པའི་དགོངས་པ་དང་མཐུནམ་སྦེ་མཛད་གནང་ནུག

ཤིང་གི་བསྟན་བཅོས་ལས། རྗེ་དཔོན་བཟང་པོའི་བཀའ་དྲིན་གྱིས། །གཡོག་འཁོར་མངའ་ཐང་དར་བར་གྱུར། །ལྗོན་པ་ཆེ་ལ་བརྟེན་པ་ཡིས། །འཁྲི་ཤིང་རྩེ་མོ་དགུང་ལ་བསྙེགས།། ཟེར་གསུངས་དོ་བཟུམ་སྤྱི་ལོ ༡༩༧༢ ལས ༢༠༠༦ ཚུན་མི་ལོ་ ༣༤འི་རིང་ལུ་མི་དབང་མཆོག་གིས་ ཆབ་སྲིད་མངའ་ཐང་རྒྱས་ཤིང་མངའ་འབངས་བདེ་བར་གནས་ཐབས་ཀྱི་ ཐུགས་བཞེད་ཁོ་ན་གནང་སྟེ་གསོ་བ་དང་ཤེས་རིག་ སོ་ནམ་དང་ནགས་ཚལ་ལ་སོགས་པའི་ལྷན་ཁག་དང་ ལས་ཁུངས་ལེ་ཤཱ་ཅིག་གཞི་བཙུགས་མཛད་པའི་ཁར་ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཀྱི་འོང་འབབ་དོན་ལས་གློག་མེ་འཕྲུལ་ཁང་ལེ་ཤཱ་ཅིག་དང་ལྟ་བཤལ་ལས་སྡེ་ཚུ་ཡང་ ཡར་སེང་མཛད་གནང་བ་ལ་སོགས་པ་རྒྱས་པའི་ཕྲིན་ལས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ལས་ཆབ་སྲིད་སྐྱོངས་གནང་མི་དེ་ཡང་ མི་ཕམ་རིན་པོ་ཆེ་གིས། ལྗོན་ཤིང་ལོ་འདབ་རྒྱས་པ་དེ། །ལྗོན་ཤིང་ཉིད་ཀྱི་ཆེ་རྟགས་ཨིན། འཁོར་ལ་ཕུན་སུམ་ཚོགས་པ་དེ། །རྒྱལ་པོའི་མངའ་ཐང་ཆེ་རྟགས་ཡིན། ། ཟེར་གསུངས་མིའི་དོན་དང་མཐུན་པས་ཟེར་ཞུ་ནི་ཨིན།

གསུམ་པ་རྟོགས་ལྡན་ལྷག་བསམ་གྱིས། ཆོས་ལྡན་རྒྱལ་པོའི་གཟི་བྱིན་གྱིས། །དགྲ་སྡེ་རྣམས་ཀྱང་དབང་དུ་འདུ། །མ་ལ་ཡར་སྐྱེས་དྲི་བསུང་དེ། །བུང་བ་འགུགས་པའི་ཕོ་ཉ་ཡིན། ། ཟེར་གསུངས་དོ་བཟུམ་ང་བཅས་རའི་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་འདི་ དུས་རབས་ལེ་ཤཱ་ཅིག་གི་རིང་ལུ་ སྐོབས་ཚུད་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཅིག་སྦེ་གནས་ཏེ་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན་རུང་ སྤྱི་ལོ ༡༩༧༤ ལུ་མི་དབང་མཆོག་ མི་འཇིགས་སེངྒེས་བཏེགས་པའི་ཁྲི་ལུ་ མངའ་གསོལ་ཞུ་ཞིནམ་ལས་ཚུར་ཕྱིའི་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ལེ་ཤཱ་ཅིག་དང་མཐུན་ལམ་བཟོ་གནང་བའི་ཁར་ལྷག་པར་དུ་ རྒྱ་འབྲུག་གཉིས་ཀྱི་མཐུན་ལམ་འདི་སྔར་ལས་རྩ་བརྟན་དང་ དམ་ཟབ་བཟོ་གནང་སྟེ་མཛད་སྤྱོད་སྙན་གྲགས་ཀྱིས་ ས་སྟེང་ཁྱབ་པར་མཛདཔ་ལས་འཛམ་གླིང་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཡོངས་ཀྱི་ བློ་སེམས་དབང་དུ་བསྡུ་སྟེ་ དབང་གི་ཕྲིན་ལས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ལས་རྒྱལ་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་གནང་ཡོདཔ་ཨིན།

བཞི་པ་ལུགས་ཀྱི་བསྟན་བཅོས་ལས། རང་གི་སྲོག་དང་ནོར་བཏང་ནས། །འཁོར་རྣམས་རྗེས་སུ་སྐྱོང་བ་ཡིན།། ཟེར་གསུངས་དོ་བཟུམ་སྦེ། མི་དབང་མཆོག་ཆོས་ཀྱི་རྒྱལ་པོའི་གསེར་ཁྲི་གུ་ཕེབས་ཞིནམ་ལས་ འབྲུག་ལུ་གཞིས་ཆགས་སྡོད་མི་བོད་མི་ཚུ་གི་དཀའ་ངལ་ཚུ་སེལ་དགོཔ་འཐོན་པའི་ཁར་ སྤྱི་ལོ་དགུ་བཅུ་གོ་གྲངས་ལུ་ལྷོ་མཚམས་ཀྱི་བྱེལཝ་དང་ལྷག་པར་དུ་ ༢༠༠༣ ལུ་ཨཱལ་ཕ་ལ་སོགས་པའི་ཨིབ་དམག་ཀྱི་བྱེལཝ་ བསྟན་པ་དང་སེམས་ཅན་ལུ་གནོད་པ་རྩོམ་པའི་ཕྱི་ནང་གསང་གསུམ་གྱི་དགྲ་བོ་དེ་ཚུ་ འཐོན་ཏེ་འབད་རུང་ འཇམ་དཔལ་་མཚན་བརྗོད་ལས། བྱམས་པའི་གོ་ཆ་ཆས་པ་སྟེ། །སྙིང་རྗེ་ཡིས་ནི་ཡ་ལད་བགོས། །ཤེས་རབ་རལ་གྲི་མདའ་གཞུ་ཐོག །ཉོན་མོངས་མི་ཤེས་གཡུལ་ངོ་སེལ། ། ཟེར་གསུངས་དོ་བཟུམ་ ཐབས་མཁས་ཐུགས་རྗེའི་མཛད་བཟང་གིས་ ཆམ་ལུ་ཕབ་སྟེ་དྲག་པོའི་ཕྲིན་ལས་ཀྱི་སྒོ་ལས་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཞི་བདེའི་ངང་ལུ་བཀོད་གནང་ཡི་ཟེར་ཞུ་ནི་ཨིན།

དམིགས་བསལ་གྱི་ཆེ་བསྟོད།        འདབ་ཆགས་ཁྱུང་གི་ཕྱུག་གུ་དེ། །སྒོང་ངའི་ནང་ནས་རྩལ་དྲུག་རྫོགས། །ཟེར་གསུངས་དོ་བཟུམ་དགུང་ལོ་ ༡༧ བཞེས་པའི་སྐབས་ལས་ སྐུ་ན་གཞོན་པའི་སྣང་བ་སྤང་སྟེ་ ཆོས་སྲིད་ལུགས་གཉིས་འཁོར་ལོ་བསྒྱུར་བའི་ རྒྱལ་ཁབ་གཅིག་གི་དཔོན་འབད་དེ་རྒྱལ་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་ཚུགས་མི་འདི་ ད་ལྟོ་དུས་ངན་སྙིགས་མ་ལྔ་བདོའི་དུས་ལུ་ཕར་བཞག་ སྔོན་བསྐལ་པ་བཟང་པོའི་སྐབས་ལུ་ཡང་རེ་རེ་གཉིས་གཉིས་ལས་བརྒལ་ཏེ་མ་བྱོན་པས། ཨིན་རུང་ལོ་བརྒྱ་དང་སྟོང་སྦེ་སྲིད་སྐྱོང་གི་ཕྱག་ལཱ་མཛད་ནིའི་ཉམས་མྱོང་ཐོབ་མི་ཅིག་བ་ལྷགཔ་སྦེ་ ཆབ་སྲིད་ལྷ་ཆོས་དགེ་བ་བཅུ་དང་ མི་ཆོས་གཙང་མ་བཅུ་དྲུག་གི་སྒོ་ལས་བསྐྱངས་གནང་བའི་ཁར་སྐྱབས་རྗེ་མཆོག་གིས། ཆོས་རྒྱལ་གསེར་གྱི་ཉི་མ། །དགུང་ལས་མ་ཡོལ་བཞིན་དུ། །རྒྱལ་སྲས་དུང་གི་ཟླ་བ། །ཤར་རིའི་རྩེ་ལས་ངོམས་བྱུང་། །ཟེར་གསུངས་དོ་བཟུམ་ མི་དབང་ཁོ་ར་སྐུ་ན་མ་བགྲེས་ལྕོགས་གྲུབ་མ་ཉམས་པ་ཡོད་བཞིན་དུ་ཆབ་སྲིད་རྒྱལ་སྲས་ལུ་ རྩིས་སྤྲོད་མཛད་མི་འདིནི་འཛམ་གླིང་རྒྱལ་ཁབ་ཚུ་ནང་ རྟ་རྨིག་ལྕགས་ཀྱིས་བསྒྲུབས་ཏེ་འཚོལ་རུང་ འཚོལ་མ་ཐོབ་པའི་མཛད་བཟང་ཅིག་ཨིནམ་ལས་ འདི་བཟུམ་མའི་རྒྱལཔོ་འདིནི་རྣམ་པ་མིའི་གཟུགས་སྦེ་མཇལ་རུང་ ངོ་བོ་འཕགས་པ་འཇིག་རྟེན་དབང་ཕྱུག་འཁྲུལ་མེད་ཨིནམ་དགྲ་དང་གཉེན་ག་གིས་མཇལ་རུང་ཐེ་ཚོམ་བཟའ་དགོཔ་ར་མིན་འདུག་ཟེར་ཞུ་ནི་ཨིན། Continue reading

Beloved Paternal Uncle

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My Paternal Uncle, Gelong Penjor

Thou are my happiness and my reasons for living,

I shall bow on thy feet, drink its water and stay in thy heart,

With prayers in thy critical hours.

Yes! Thou deserve it; thy portrait,

I will embalm in my heart forever.

I weep, I cry in my loneliness,

Thinking! Where I would have been without a virtuous uncle like you.

And my heart, mind and soul get cloaked with nothing, and then I close my eyes.

I even go to the extent of being a slave and cow boy,

Without thy presence around, infant nephew of yours. Continue reading