Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Noble 8 Fold Path 8 正道 - Dharma-chakra 法轮

Above: A wishing star that Pure Karma prepared.
It has 8 "petals" and in the centre is 8 spokes like that of the Dharma-chakra, representing the Noble 8 fold path.

    not to believe everything one hears and sees, and not to take others' version as the Truth without fully understanding or comprehending what's what!

[ The Doctrine of admin seems to be to dictate and all must comply!


Buddhism is not like this!

GM has stressed again in most recent speeches: Cultivation Depends Solely on Self!

If you don't practise & develop your own mind to reveal your very own Buddha nature, then NO ONE, can do so for you!

GM also said in recent speech that students started to dictate to or control him!

One does not dictate to a Buddha or even attempt to control a Buddha! ]


What does GM wants to teach you?

In Cultivation, You need a Mind of Your very Own!

Stop relying on others to give you "Help"!
Stop believing in "Hear Say"!
Stop spreading any "hear say" without verifying their Truthfulness!
Stop wasting your limited time in this lifetime on frivolous and harmful pursuits, to the Detriment of Self only!

As GM said: A True Yogi is never bothered about anything others chose to say or spread around, be it classified as Good or Bad!
For to this True Yogi, there is NO Good or Bad! :)

Like the recent Assignment [1], where everyone hits out at BB, affixing him with lots of Negative Traits!
Why none of them choose the Boddhicitta Way of looking for Positive Traits in BB?

Most have the Unwholesome Habit of Raising Own's status above others in terms of Intelligence! :)

The Key factor here should be, change own habit to Humbleness and Prioritise others before Self!
This is mindset for Boddhicitta, a Crucial factor or ingredient in all Buddhas!

If you are annoyed at me for your "Failing" in all 3 Assignments, You really need to wake up and buck up!

You lack all the Necessaries to Cultivate to Buddhahood!

**Seeing Pure Light?
Seeing Medium-Blue Light of your own Buddha Nature?
Yidam Merging into you and then Your Merging into Yidam or Universe (入我,我入)?
(GM explained this one in the most recent speech, with links above.) **

Hahaha! All the above ** - **, are way way beyond your reach!

See? You should be angry with Self and not me!
I can always act the Good Person & keep quiet about your problems!
I really don't need to do any "Pointing Out" at anyone! 

Am I talking bad about you, or you, or you?
Hahaha! Think so if you please! 

However, please read the "Pointing Out Instructions" articles, records of Padma Guru's teachings!
There are some shared in this blog too! :)

In "Pointing out instruction", I am Turning the Dharma-chakra 转法轮!

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Please also read the following:-

The pointing-out instruction is said to be the direct introduction to the nature of mind in the Tibetan Buddhist lineages of Mahāmudrā andDzogchen
In these traditions, a "root guru" (S. mūlaguru, Wylie: rtsa-ba'i bla-ma, pronounced "tsawey lama") is the master who gives the "pointing-out instruction" in such a way that the disciple successfully recognizes the "nature of mind."

师尊赐予的机会 Chances Given By GM [5]

Letting Go - Free Self and Attain Purity! :)

GM said that it is crucial to let go completely, in order to Yoga; Be Enlightened; and Sight One's own Buddha Nature!

A student recently told me that many people spread rumours that most that join TBS will stay single! :)

Hahaha! GM also mentioned about being wise and not go around spreading "hear say" as if they are the Truths.
He gave an example that even when One personally see and hear, one also may not know the whole Truth.

He said a husband pushed his wife away when there was only one seat left on the last Life-boat.
It seems that he is ruthlessly depriving his wife of a chance to survive.
Onlookers expected the wife to curse and swear at her spouse.
She only said to him to care for their children properly.
Years later, after the husband demise, his daughter found his diary while sorting through his belonging.
She found out that her late mother has an incurable disease and her days were numbered, that is why her father took the only available seat in last Life-boat to survive and bring up their children properly.

Things are not always what they seemed.

GM is telling those that Lied to stop and those that believed these lies and spread them or those that spread "hear say" to stop too!

What others do really have nothing to do with you!

When you are Enlightened and in a position to help others, as per GM, you will be steadfast and not affected by external factors.

Are you still stuck on asking for a good life partner or in doldrums of emotional turmoils from unreturned love or affection?

If you are wise, best steer clear from this entanglements and cultivate to free yourself completely!

I remember a student that is so stuck on finding a  matching "boy-friend" the he keeps chuffing a photo of this person into my view.
I told him to ask GM.
He said that he already wrote a letter and attached the photo of his intended and will present to GM soon.
YES! A male who is interested in a male partner!
I actually force to glance at the photo, but GM signalled me to keep quiet.
So I told this student that I am not to said anything.
He finally left me alone but showed me his displeasure!

O! There are many students that show me photos of their chosen mate, and asked for my opinion, like whether the mate is suitable or not!

THINK: You were given a Chance, a grand one, when you took refuge with GM Lu, concur?

You were also given a chance at learning how to break free from continued Samsara, agree?

Why are you listening to those that have yet to attain Yoga or Enlightenment?

Why are you wasting time spreading Untruths that will harm self only?

YOU don't have anytime to Waste at all!

Cheers All

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Lotuschef Bercakap-cakap – Benar/Salah

Ditulis oleh Lotuschef – 22 Agustus 2014
Diterjemahkan oleh Lotus Nino
Sumber: Lotuschef in Chat – True/False 是/非

Suatu saat di Seattle.
[--- AA: Fashi, XX bilang supaya aku menjauhi Lotuschef, karena ia menjelek-jelekkan Mahaguru.
Lalu kutanya dia apakah sudah benar-benar membaca blogmu atau belum. ---]

Cobalah baca artikel berikut:
The Four Foundations of Tibetan Tantra
How to Develop the Bodhi-Citta

Kedua topik di atas sempat dijadikan bahan diskusi saat acara minum teh di Medan. :)

Seperti halnya dengan kebanyakan karya tulis yang diterjemahkan dari Bahasa Mandarin, beberapa kata menjadi berbeda artinya sesuai dengan gaya si penerjemahnya! :)

Aku ingat sebuah buku dari jaman pra-universitas yang berjudul “Membaca & Memahami”.

Dari pranala pertama di atas:

I.    Berlindung (Bersarana)

Dalam keseluruhan sistem meditasi buddhis, bersarana berada di titik paling awal, meski setelah itu ada ada dua macam pengetahuan yang mengikutinya: kebijaksanaan mendengar (dan membaca) dan berpikir.
Kini, kesalahan dari kebanyakan penganut agama buddha di Timur adalah mereka Bersarana terlebih dulu sebelum mengembangkan dua kebijaksanaan di atas.

Buddha tak begitu saja menerima seorang murid, karena murid yang bersangkutan harus mengenal terlebih dulu beberapa hal dari Ajaran beliau.

Pada kenyataannya, beliau secara pribadi memberikan instruksi kepada mereka yang datang kepada-Nya sebelum menerimanya sebagai murid dan selalu meminta mereka untuk mempelajari dan memahami sepenuhnya apa yang beliau ajarkan.

Beliau tak menyukai iman yang buta (fanatisme), dan di dalam Dharmapada kita juga bisa menemukan banyak instruksi seputar hal ini.

Buddha menyebutkan dua macam instrumen Dharma:
Mereka yang terinspirasi oleh Buddha dan langsung percaya kepada-Nya (araddhaviharin); dan mereka yang di awal belum bersarana, namun mempelajari berbagai macam Ajaran (Dharmaviharin), (seperti yang banyak dilakukan oleh masyarakat Barat, menurut Yogi kita).

Buddha mengatakan bahwa beliau lebih menyukai jenis yang ke-dua (Dharmaviharin) ini.

Karena hal tersebut adalah sebuah karakteristik yang sangat penting dalam agama Buddha yang membedakannya dari sistem-sistem lainnya.
Dalam agama Buddha, seseorang dianjurkan untuk bertanya untuk memperoleh pengetahuan dan mengembangkan kecerdasan – kontras sekali dibanding agama-agama lain di mana calon penganut diminta untuk percaya dulu dan menerima dogma-dogma tertentu tanpa syarat.

Orang-orang Barat belajar banyak ajaran buddhis lewat membaca terjemahan naskah suci (Tripitaka).
“Ini tentunya hal yang baik,” komentar Bp. Chen.

Suatu saat aku sangat malu mendengar Ibu Alexandra David-Néel yang memberikan kotbah di Asosiasi Buddhis Sutren.
Di luarannya, ia memuji orang Tionghoa, namun kupikir apa yang ia katakan sungguh merupakan kritik yang tajam.
Ia bilang bahwa sungguh beruntung karena semua orang Tionghoa percaya (memeluk) agama Buddha.
Bahkan semua anak kecil dan wanita di desa yang tak tahu apapun juga memuja Buddha.
Di Barat sama sekali berbeda.
Di sana, hanya ada sedikit pemeluk agama Buddha tapi banyak dari mereka yang merupakan cendekiawan dan filsuf yang mempelajari Ajaran Sang Buddha.

Setelah mengingat-ingat dan menyampaikan pesan dari seorang cendekiawan buddhis besar yang berasal dari Perancis tersebut, Bp. Chen melanjutkan:
Kepercayaan kepada Buddha di benak kebanyakan orang Tionghoa adalah menganggap Buddha sebagai suatu Roh atau Tuhan.
Mereka memuja Buddha seperti mereka memuja Kuan Kung atau dewata-dewata lainnya.
Sebagian besar tak tahu perbedaan antara menghormati seorang dewa dan bersarana kepada Buddha. Di Barat, adalah hal yang bagus sekali karena mereka mendapatkan pengetahuan terlebih dulu sebelum memeluk agama Buddha.

Dari tiga jenis kebijaksanaan, Bersarana termasuk dalam Kebijaksanaan Praktik (bhavanamaya prajna) dan hal tersebut adalah lanjutan dari Kebijaksanaan Mendengar dan Berpikir.
Namun di Timur sungguh menyedihkan, orang-orang menganggap agama Buddha sebagai sekedar kepercayaan umum.
Dalam hal ini, pemeluk agama Buddha dari Barat adalah yang bagus.

Kemudian dari pranala ke-2 di atas:

[Empat Fondasi Tantra Tibet] – CW31 No.70
Appendix II dari Meditasi Buddhis: Sistematis dan Praktis
Oleh C. M. Chen, didokumentasikan oleh Rev. Kantipalo

Bagian I: Apa Yang Dimaksud dengan Bodhi-Citta?

[a] Bodhi-citta adalah sebuah istilah dalam Bahasa Sansekerta yang dipinjam dari posisi konsekuensi (hasil), untuk digunakan di posisi kausal (penyebab) (catatan editor: penjelasan lengkap mengenai posisi  penyebab dan hasil bisa ditemukan di buklet Meditasi Buddhis: Sistematis dan Praktis, karya C. M. Chen.) Bodhi-citta, berarti “sebuah pikiran atau hati yang tercerahkan” atau “kebijaksanaan kesadaran akhir dari seorang buddha yang berada di posisi hasil”, namun ia bisa dipinjam oleh seorang bodhisattva di semua tingkat pengembangan untuk dicontoh dan dipraktikkan dalam posisi penyebab. Oleh karenanya, ia adalah istilah yang sangat penting – di mana setiap praktik agama Buddha dimulai dengannya dan mengarah kepadanya.

[b] Sebuah tulisan dalam Bahasa Mandarin berjudul “Diskriminasi (Pembedaan) antara Kebaikan, Cinta, Welas Asih Agung dan Bodhi-citta” pernah kutulis bertahun-tahun lalu. Ia dipublikasikan di Hong Kong dan dibagikan secara cuma-cuma ke berbagai perpustakaan terkenal di dunia. Aku berharap seseorang akan menerjemahkannya ke dalam Bahasa Inggris suatu saat nanti. Di sini aku hanya menerjemahkan beberapa poin dari tulisan tersebut:

1. Bodhi-citta bukan hanya berupa kebaikan; Bodhi-citta Tindakan (yang diaplikasikan) sudah pasti berhubungan dengan kebaikan, tapi kebaikan tidak bisa disebut sebagai Bodhi-citta karena motif dan konsekuensi dari Bodhi-citta mengarah kepada pencerahan sempurna, sedangkan Kebaikan hanya mengarah pada (kelahiran di) surga saja.

** Komentar: bila melihat [a] dan [b] di atas seperti bertentangan atau kurang jelas. Coba pahamilah. :)

Banyak murid Aliran Satya Buddha dan ordo-ordo agama buddha lainnya masuk kategori “Bersarana Dulu, tanpa paham apa yang sedang mereka lakukan”!

Salah satu contoh adalah XX di atas yang mengatakan kalau Lotuschef menjelek-jelekkan Mahaguru Lu!

Bukankah XX dan orang-orang yang pikirannya sejenis terlihat jelas tak pernah membaca artikel-artikel tulisan Lotuschef?

Begitulah, ia adalah salah satu orang yang punya sentimen seperti mereka yang berada di tim administrator Satya Buddha.
Doktrin administrator serasa seperti mendikte dan semua orang harus patuh!

Agama Buddha bukan seperti ini!

Mahaguru Lu juga kembali menekankan dalam berbagai ceramahnya akhir-akhir ini: Melatih diri sepenuhnya bergantung pada diri sendiri!

Kalau kamu tak bersadhana dan melatih pikiranmu untuk mengungkapkan (membuktikan) Tathagatagarbha-mu, maka TAK ADA SIAPAPUN yang bisa melakukannya untukmu!

Beliau juga menambahkan bahwa para murid mulai mendikte dan mengontrolnya!
Di sini memberitahumu bahwa kamu tak boleh mendikte seorang Buddha atau bahkan mencoba mengendalikan-Nya!

Kalau ada siapapun yang mengendalikanmu dan kamu sendiri ternyata juga tak punya pendirian, maka maaf sekali, kamu tak akan bisa melepaskan diri dari belenggu samsara ini!

Dan mereka yang mencoba dan masih mencoba untuk Menyetir seorang Buddha dan orang-orang lain, KAMU pun tak luput dari kekangan samsara ini, tak akan bisa melepas diri!

Oleh karenanya dengan segala kerendahan hati menyarankanmu: “Tamballah” segala kekuranganmu sesegera mungkin!

Oh ya, bila kamu telah bersarana kepada Mahaguru Lu, seorang Buddha Hidup, mohon janganlah menyia-nyiakan kesempatan berharga ini untuk belajar dan melepaskan diri dari belenggu Samsara!

Berbohong atau menyebarkan kebohongan mengenai seseorang bukanlah hal yang dilakukan oleh seorang murid Buddha.
Ia termasuk dalam pelanggaran salah satu sila utama – Berbohong!

Kamu seharusnya sadar bahwa Sila atau Disiplin merupakan panduan untuk Membantumu dalam melatih diri dengan baik juga!
Mereka bukan digunakan untuk menghukum orang-orang!

Dengarkan Mahaguru Lu dengan teliti, dan jangan sampai tersesat!

Salam semuanya.

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Monday, September 1, 2014

31-8-2014 GM's Dharma Speech Links

Above: Screen shot from today's session in Seattle Rainbow Temple.


08/31/2014 Nine Stages Dharma of the Great Perfection Dzogchen by Grand Master Lu-Rainbow Temple


今天本尊 Today's Yidam:
虚空藏菩萨摩诃萨(梵文:आकाशगर्भ बोधिसत्त्व महासत्त्व Ākāśagarbha bodhisattva mahāsattva),ākāśa 虚空、苍穹,garbha 胎藏、库藏,亦译虚空孕、虚空库,密号如意金刚、库藏金刚等,佛教八大菩萨之一,祂横空出世、凌驾群雄、心包太虚、量周沙界、光照万宇、德被亿众、慈悲恒发、威力无穷,记忆力如虚空浩瀚无垠。


Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

30-8-2014 师尊赐予的机会 Chances Given By GM [4C] - Gold Bars 金条

Above: Screen-shot from this session.


08/30/2014 Nine Stages Dharma of the Great Perfection Dzogchen by Grand Master Lu-Ling Shen Ching Tze Temple


I have shared some highlights of today's speech in 3 previous articles!

Another is of interest which most took at Surface View and didn't co-relate its Relevance.

A much shared topic in this blog: Offering!

Remember that GM Lu is a Living Buddha always! :)

As such, everything he shares is Dharani which consists of sutra & mantra!

Now the Fun begins! :)

GM recollected a visit to India with his usual entourage of VMs, Lamas, fellow students.

Amongst this whole group, all had Food poisoning resulting in Diarrhoea and much discomfort.

Only GM escaped this problem and as he recounted, his motion is Gold bars 金条.

Hahaha! All would laughed and that's all there is to this story.

Alas, lets exercise our Brain or Mind now!

The Offering Procedure:-

1. Purify Food with Hand Mudra; Visualization; then Chant relevant mantra.

2. Invoke Root Guru, and all Divinities; all heavenly beings and beings of the 6-realms, to do Great Mandala Offering by Hand Mudra; Visualization; then Chant relevant mantra.

3. Then completion. We can then partake of the food offered at will.

The above story about Food Poisoning has been shared many times by GM, but how many of you Rationalised it with Cultivation of Making Offering sincerely and correctly?

GM telling all of us that most didn't do Offering properly or the Cleansing & Purifying of Food offered properly or correctly, thats why Food Poisoning!

Through all these time, Have anyone of you approached GM and ask him to teach you How to do Offering properly?

You laugh upon hearing this "joke" all the time, or every time that GM recounts this episode.

You failed to realise that GM is giving you a chance to learn and do Offering properly!

Now, realised why GM said if you understand what he shares, Well & Good!
If you don't understand, Never mind!

Hahaha! Are you one of those that Don't understand?   

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

Sunday, August 31, 2014

尺为界限 Ruler as Boundary Guide

In GM's speech today, he also clarified an important point regarding Disciplines!


Disciplines like Rulers, are Boundary Guides for all Cultivators, to not "Cross-over" to Extremes and stay in "Middle-Path"!

GM stressed these Disciplines are for the Individual's Self to observe in Cultivation!

May 2013, Taiwan Temple:- Just recalled that VM Lian Ning went off agitatedly, after failing to get me to follow him to meet Shi-mu.
He used his right hand and hit his left hand, saying loudly: Beware of Disciplines!

My reply, to his fast fading figure was: You understand Disciplines?

[ ag·i·tate (j-tt)
v. ag·i·tat·ed, ag·i·tat·ing, ag·i·tates
1. To cause to move with violence or sudden force.
2. To upset; disturb: was agitated by the alarming news.
3. To arouse interest in (a cause, for example) by use of the written or spoken word; debate.
To stir up public interest in a cause: agitate for a tax reduction.

Adj.1.agitated - troubled emotionally and usually deeply; "agitated parents"
discomposed - having your composure disturbed; "looked about with a wandering and discomposed air"

excited - in an aroused state

impatient - restless or short-tempered under delay or opposition; "impatient with the slower students"; "impatientof criticism"

unquiet - characterized by unrest or disorder; "unquiet days of riots"; "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was anunquiet nation"; "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"

unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"

tense - in or of a state of physical or nervous tension
unagitated - not agitated or disturbed emotionally

2.agitated - physically disturbed or set in motion; "the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled"
unagitated - not physically disturbed or set in motion ]

Dear all, 
Now knows that My views of Disciplines are synonymous with GM's & Buddha's? :)

Do bear in mind that Buddha's Disciplines are not to be use to Threaten; Penalise; or Cause Hurt/harm to Any One! 

Very Important to Listen only to your own Root Guru, and in my case, GM Lu!

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef

师尊赐予的机会 Chances Given By GM [4B]

Shown above: Screenshot of GM in Dharma Speech 30 August 2014, Seattle Temple.

Another one that GM touches on in this speech is VM De Hui.
DH likes to read "Detectives" stories.
GM said when you tell him One, he can give you up to 10 points.

GM pointed out that one also must not be too calm & analytical to make all around him Bored and put them to sleep, while he is explaining his thesis for a certain matter!

What is GM doing in this pointing out?

He is compassionately helping DH to "fine-tune", so as to cultivate more effectively, concur?

A comparison of VMs Ln & DH also helps all who comprehend GM's intent, to "fine-tune" their own Cultivation methods & Behavioural Patterns, agree?


If you do not agree with me, then you don't truly understand what GM is trying to share with you! :)

Egoistic? Me? 
Absolutely Not!

In matters that are beneficial to you in cultivation, I do not beat about the bush or give you misleading Leads! :)

Anyway, go watch the speech when the links are available later.

Important to Note that GM is showing All of us, that he uses different methods for different Individuals!
Buddha has shared Infinite Methods!

Cheers all

Om Guru Lian Sheng Siddhi Hom
Lama Lotuschef