Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

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Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby pemachophel » Fri Jun 29, 2012 3:20 pm

Today, the 10th day of the 5th month, is Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche's 100th birthday. Please join me in praying for Rinpoche's continued long life and well-being.

Through the power and blessings of an ocean of undeceiving Gurus, Yidams, and Dakinis,
May the life of Sangay Dorje, Lord of the Dance,
Remain forever firm and secure,
And may His enlightened activities to benefit the Faith and beings flourish and expand.
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby justsit » Fri Jun 29, 2012 4:41 pm

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May Rinpoche live long and continue to bring teachings to all beings.
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby heart » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:11 pm

pemachophel wrote:Today, the 10th day of the 5th month, is Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche's 100th birthday. Please join me in praying for Rinpoche's continued long life and well-being.

Through the power and blessings of an ocean of undeceiving Gurus, Yidams, and Dakinis,
May the life of Sangay Dorje, Lord of the Dance,
Remain forever firm and secure,
And may His enlightened activities to benefit the Faith and beings flourish and expand.


Emaho, may everything be auspicious!

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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby Pero » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:23 pm

pemachophel wrote:Today, the 10th day of the 5th month, is Kyabje Chatral Rinpoche's 100th birthday. Please join me in praying for Rinpoche's continued long life and well-being.

Through the power and blessings of an ocean of undeceiving Gurus, Yidams, and Dakinis,
May the life of Sangay Dorje, Lord of the Dance,
Remain forever firm and secure,
And may His enlightened activities to benefit the Faith and beings flourish and expand.

:bow: :applause:
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby mutsuk » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:28 pm

:bow: Happy birthday Rinpoche !! :bow:
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby MalaBeads » Fri Jun 29, 2012 5:52 pm

Happy Birthday Rinpoche!

Did you know the world has started to dance?

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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby kirtu » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:16 pm

Happy Birthday HH Chatral Rinpoche! :applause:

May Rinpoche's life continue to be long, may he remain long in our world to banish suffering, and through his tireless activity and presence may the teachings long flourish!

:cheers:
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby oldbob » Fri Jun 29, 2012 6:31 pm

:namaste:

Lamala Kyen-no

Lamala Kyen-no

Lamala Kyen-no

Ku Tse Tenba ! - shu ru nang !

May you, and the light of your Golden Teachings, last till the end of time.

May all the Dzogchen Masters live long, in good health and with success in all things.

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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby Caz » Fri Jun 29, 2012 10:36 pm

Happy Birthday may he live long ! :namaste:
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby username » Mon Jul 09, 2012 1:32 pm

A Long Life Prayer for Chatral Rinpoche

LU MÉ TSA SUM GYATSÖI TU JIN GYI
GAR GYI WANGCHUK SANGYÉ DORJE YI
SHYAP PÉ MI YO YÜN DU TEN SHYUK NÉ
TEN DRÖI DÖN CHEN DZÉ TRIN TAR GYÉ SHOK

Through the power and blessings of an ocean of unfailing gurus, yidam deities and dakinis,
May the life of Sangye Dorje, lord of the dance,
Remain forever firm and secure,
And may his enlightened activities to benefit the teachings and beings flourish!

Composed by Dudjom Rinpoche.

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The Benefits of Saving Lives
by His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche


I bow down before the Lama, Buddha Amitayus,
And the bodhisattvas in training.
I shall now in brief describe the benefits
Of freeing animals and ransoming their lives.
To save animals from slaughter and any mortal danger,
With an entirely pure motivation and conduct,
Is without doubt a practice to be taken up
By all followers of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Many sutras, tantras and commentaries
Describe in detail the advantages it brings,
And countless learned and accomplished masters of India and Tibet
Have stressed the value and importance of benefitting beings.
Even in the basic vehicle one avoids inflicting harm on others,
In the mahayana this is the very training of a bodhisattva,
And in the secret mantra, a principal samaya of the ratna family.

The reasoning behind this is as follows: in this world,
Nothing is as dear to someone as his or her own life,
So no greater crime is there than taking life away,
And no conditioned virtue brings greater merit
Than the act of saving beings and ransoming their lives.

Therefore, should you wish for happiness and good,
Exert yourself in this, the most supreme of paths,
Which is proven through scriptures and through reasoning,
And is free of obstacles and potential dangers.

Consider your own body and with this as an example,
Make every effort not to kill any living creature,
Birds, fish, deer, cattle and even tiny insects,
And strive instead to save their lives,
Offering them protection from every fear.

The benefit of doing so is beyond imagining.
This is the best practice for your own longevity,
And the greatest ritual for the living or deceased.
It is my main practice of benefitting others.

It dispels all external and internal adversity and obstacles,
Effortlessly and spontaneously, it brings favourable conditions,
And, when inspired by the noble mind of bodhichitta and
Completed with dedication and pure aspiration prayers,
It will lead one to complete enlightenment,
And the accomplishment of one’s own and others’ welfare—
Of this you need have no doubts at all!

Those whose minds incline to virtue and acts of merit,
Should prohibit hunting and fishing on their land.
Some birds, in particular, such as geese and cranes,
Are impelled by their karma to migrate
And fly south in autumn, north in spring.

At times, weary from the efforts of their flight,
Or having lost their way, some are forced to land,
Distressed, afraid and anxious; when this happens,
You should not throw stones or shoot at them,
Nor try to kill them or do them any harm,
But protect them so they may easily fly once more.

To offer care and affection to sentient beings
In desperate situations who lack protection
Brings just as much merit as the meditation
On emptiness with compassion as its core—
So it has been said by glorious Lord Atisha.

Lamas, officials, monks, nuns, men and women,
In all the places over which you have control,
Exert every influence and do all within your power
To release animals and ransom their lives,
While encouraging others to do the same.

In all those places where this is done,
Sickness among people and livestock will cease,
Harvests will be plentiful and life will be long.
All will enjoy happiness and well-being in abundance,
And at death let go of deluded experience,
Before finding an excellent rebirth within the higher realms.

Ultimately, there is no doubt that this will lead one easily
To find the supreme and perfect state of awakening.
In response to the request of Doctor Dordrak,
Who offered a pure silk scarf and a hundred Nepali rupees,
The one called Chatral Sangye Dorje,
Who strives continuously to ransom lives,
Wrote down spontaneously whatever came to mind.

By the merit of this may all sentient beings
Come to practise enlightened actions!
Mamakoling samanta!

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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby kalden yungdrung » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:59 am

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Chatral Rinpoche Aspiration Prayer in the tradition of Patrul Rinpoche

"Sugatas and bodhisattvas of the 10 directions,
Turn your enlightened intention towards us!
May all sentient beings tormented by this present age
Of the five virulent degenerations,
Know that they possess a treasure that can alleviate
The various portents of decay in the physical world and its inhabitants
Due to the ripening of their wrong intentions and actions -
A treasure grounded in the renunciation of harmful actions
And the cultivation of altruistic actions,
Granting all the spiritual and temporal wellbeing one could desire.
This is the supreme wish-fulfilling gem of good heart
Associated with all supreme spiritual practices.
Endowed with this ♥
May all beings cultivate love and compassion for one another,
Without hatred, and without fighting or quarrelling.
May they enjoy the glorious resources of happiness -
All they could possibly desire,
And swiftly attain the level of conclusive omniscience!
THOUGH A MAN BE LEARNED
IF HE DOES NOT APPLY HIS KNOWLEDGE
HE RESEMBLES THE BLIND MAN
WHO WITH A LAMP IN THE HAND CANNOT SEE THE ROAD
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby pemachophel » Tue Jul 17, 2012 11:04 pm

BTW, I thought I might mention that Chatral Rinpoche's 100th birthday this year is according to the Tibetan way of counting age. Since He was born in 1913, He is actually 99 according to the Western way of counting age. :namaste:
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby muni » Thu Jul 19, 2012 8:24 am

username wrote:A Long Life Prayer for Chatral Rinpoche

LU MÉ TSA SUM GYATSÖI TU JIN GYI
GAR GYI WANGCHUK SANGYÉ DORJE YI
SHYAP PÉ MI YO YÜN DU TEN SHYUK NÉ
TEN DRÖI DÖN CHEN DZÉ TRIN TAR GYÉ SHOK

Through the power and blessings of an ocean of unfailing gurus, yidam deities and dakinis,
May the life of Sangye Dorje, lord of the dance,
Remain forever firm and secure,
And may his enlightened activities to benefit the teachings and beings flourish!

Composed by Dudjom Rinpoche.

Image

The Benefits of Saving Lives
by His Holiness Chatral Sangye Dorje Rinpoche


I bow down before the Lama, Buddha Amitayus,
And the bodhisattvas in training.
I shall now in brief describe the benefits
Of freeing animals and ransoming their lives.
To save animals from slaughter and any mortal danger,
With an entirely pure motivation and conduct,
Is without doubt a practice to be taken up
By all followers of the Buddha Shakyamuni.

Many sutras, tantras and commentaries
Describe in detail the advantages it brings,
And countless learned and accomplished masters of India and Tibet
Have stressed the value and importance of benefitting beings.
Even in the basic vehicle one avoids inflicting harm on others,
In the mahayana this is the very training of a bodhisattva,
And in the secret mantra, a principal samaya of the ratna family.

The reasoning behind this is as follows: in this world,
Nothing is as dear to someone as his or her own life,
So no greater crime is there than taking life away,
And no conditioned virtue brings greater merit
Than the act of saving beings and ransoming their lives.

Therefore, should you wish for happiness and good,
Exert yourself in this, the most supreme of paths,
Which is proven through scriptures and through reasoning,
And is free of obstacles and potential dangers.

Consider your own body and with this as an example,
Make every effort not to kill any living creature,
Birds, fish, deer, cattle and even tiny insects,
And strive instead to save their lives,
Offering them protection from every fear.

The benefit of doing so is beyond imagining.
This is the best practice for your own longevity,
And the greatest ritual for the living or deceased.
It is my main practice of benefitting others.

It dispels all external and internal adversity and obstacles,
Effortlessly and spontaneously, it brings favourable conditions,
And, when inspired by the noble mind of bodhichitta and
Completed with dedication and pure aspiration prayers,
It will lead one to complete enlightenment,
And the accomplishment of one’s own and others’ welfare—
Of this you need have no doubts at all!

Those whose minds incline to virtue and acts of merit,
Should prohibit hunting and fishing on their land.
Some birds, in particular, such as geese and cranes,
Are impelled by their karma to migrate
And fly south in autumn, north in spring.

At times, weary from the efforts of their flight,
Or having lost their way, some are forced to land,
Distressed, afraid and anxious; when this happens,
You should not throw stones or shoot at them,
Nor try to kill them or do them any harm,
But protect them so they may easily fly once more.

To offer care and affection to sentient beings
In desperate situations who lack protection
Brings just as much merit as the meditation
On emptiness with compassion as its core—
So it has been said by glorious Lord Atisha.

Lamas, officials, monks, nuns, men and women,
In all the places over which you have control,
Exert every influence and do all within your power
To release animals and ransom their lives,
While encouraging others to do the same.

In all those places where this is done,
Sickness among people and livestock will cease,
Harvests will be plentiful and life will be long.
All will enjoy happiness and well-being in abundance,
And at death let go of deluded experience,
Before finding an excellent rebirth within the higher realms.

Ultimately, there is no doubt that this will lead one easily
To find the supreme and perfect state of awakening.
In response to the request of Doctor Dordrak,
Who offered a pure silk scarf and a hundred Nepali rupees,
The one called Chatral Sangye Dorje,
Who strives continuously to ransom lives,
Wrote down spontaneously whatever came to mind.

By the merit of this may all sentient beings
Come to practise enlightened actions!
Mamakoling samanta!

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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby Tarakandro » Sun Jul 29, 2012 4:24 am

I was rushed to the hospital on this birthday anniversary day, for what was feared to be my final moments. I have been nowhere near a computer for a month but your wonderful photographs of Rinpoche posted here since then were the images in my mind throughout. Rinpoche is my refuge and anchor even in the most challenging moments. Thank you for your prayers which I make too also with the deepest respect and gratitude. :heart:
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby username » Sun Jul 29, 2012 5:37 am

May you live very long in health and happiness and be enlightened in this very lifetime Tara Kandro with the blessings of the world's refuge Chatral Rinpoche who was prophesied long ago.
http://www.rangjung.com/authors/Chatral ... graphy.htm

More rare photos of great masters below, at the bottom of each page click on "Postagens mais antigas" for older pages of photos.
http://quietamente.blogspot.com/
All the best.
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby Tarakandro » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:19 am

Thank you for sharing so many precious images of our great masters.
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Re: Chatral Rinpoche's 100th Birthday

Postby username » Mon Jul 30, 2012 2:57 am

Thanks but it is not my site. Have a good week :)
Dzogchen masters I know say: 1)Buddhist religion essence is Dzogchen 2)Religions are positive by intent/fruit 3)Any method's OK unless: breaking Dzogchen vows, mixed as syncretic (Milanese Soup) 4)Don't join mandalas of opponents of Dalai Lama/Padmasambhava: False Deity inventors by encouraging victims 5)Don't debate Ati with others 6)Don't discuss Ati practices online 7) A master told his old disciple: no one's to discuss his teaching with some others on a former forum nor mention him. Publicity's OK, questions are asked from masters/set teachers in person/email/non-public forums~Best wishes
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