Sunday, October 23, 2016

A dream yet not a Dream

I had a dream, saw a dove (i guess pigeon) feeding her young chicks in their coup on a tree top. The chicks were chirping of happiness and satisfaction. Suddenly an eagle appeared and snatched away that bird, leaving those fragile and helpless babies crying behind of seeing their mother been robbed from them, clamped between strong claws of that eagle. I was screaming n mourning as well by that site of the pain and agony on both sides- hearing of the painful sound on one and the sight of dragging on the other. Helpless, I was feeling the fear that bird went through- of dying and the pain of missing her little love who were to be never seen again, or how would they survive of their own. I got awakened from that sleep where then I realized that it was a dream. Unfortunately, that is our real world too.

Thursday, May 26, 2016

MY JOURNEY TOWARDS BUDDHISM

               (The world of drama, be it for religion or mundane, we just see drama. 
                The world of dharma, be it for religion or mundane, we just see the dharma)

I come from a small village located in South Central Bhutan, which comprises of only two religious groups- Hindu and Buddhist, and I am the descendant of Hindu. An auspicious start towards Buddha Dharma- in 2003, when I was studying at Punakha Higher Secondary School, undergoing my 12th standard, I lived in a rented apartment. Few hundred meters above, lies a Buddhist temple, where then I found a reason to visit as a source of hope for qualifying through my studies and also to rejoice the serene beauty of that peaceful environment so that I could concentrate well on my studies. I made frequent visits, almost everyday, greeting the old monk who stayed alone (and still). One day, I remember his soft voice asking me to stay with him. without a second thought my voice echoed " yes I will certainly". Taking the opportunity as blessings, I stayed there for almost a year till I completed my studies. His adoption was more of grandson than a stranger, with full trust to the extent of leaving entire temple to be guarded upon during his absence. He guided me at times through the basics of Buddhism, though my approach towards learning was minimal. But throughout the stay, I enjoyed closely observing those sacred statues, relics, texts and the type of practices he did. I completed my studies successfully and then left for my higher studies.

Almost 7 years later, after I joined service in 2010, I started feeling the craving for learning Buddhism, and that was when questions started erupting in my mind; what is Buddhism, where can I find it- in the statues, texts, or what makes me a different person being Buddhist, and many more. This longing was not simply a quest to learn, but the devotion so deep and unwavering that I travelled to Sikkim, India to join monkhood. However, not fulfilling for some reasons, I then went to one of the Buddhist monasteries in Bhutan, located in Bumthang called Kharchu Dratshang. Throughout the journey of seeking the path, I got striking answers from my friends who are Buddhist monks referred as Khempo. All their wisdom and advice to me was that “practicing Buddhism is not external and one needn’t necessarily change robe or quit job”. That was when I decided to seek middle path thereafter, balancing social, professional and spiritual journey of living Buddhism. 

However, every time I think of my practice, I correlate the immense support and guidance of my fortune grandfather- the monk who is now about 90s in age, still active in managing his own livelihood. 

Sunday, April 24, 2016

LOVE SPICE

FOR A HEALTHY AFTER MARRIAGE RELATIONSHIP, 
THE MIND SHOULD BE NEVER OLD 
AND THE LOVE SHOULD BE NEVER COLD.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Monday, April 11, 2016

Friday, April 1, 2016

Thousand objectives and commitments could could one fulfillment,
One single output from all those would count thousand fulfillment

OPPORTUNITIES

Obstacles that we consider in a mundane world are the opportunities in Dharma practices......a perfect example, a crumbling defeat from an opponent, or a sharp kick on the ass, otherwise having a pain sensation at its mundane experiences, is a perfect opportunity on the path of Dharma, an opportunity of endurance, realization of in-depth wisdom  through experience within that piece of hardship.....

Thus, all is the matter of realization, nothing good or bad inherently

Saturday, March 19, 2016

Seeing fault in others have two sources;



Either the opponent poses that faulty behavior, or because of one's own negative attitude that we fail to see the good things in others

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Earning Vs. Learning

Earning is not important, learning is important, but in this modern world, only earning can make learning possible.