Due to our blog readers from Tibet we shifted our Tibetan blog to kyareng.wordpress.com. Now on this blog is stand for both of Tibetan and English writers
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Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nothing is owned by anyone...


you might get shocked to hear that nobody owns anything as the fact that everyone in the world owns something and they are either gratified with what they have or sadden by not having what they wish. But this is not implied when I said, “Nothing is owned by anyone.”  Let me say this point metaphorically.
When you are in the forest, you might see different plants and animals as you live in, besides you probably make some new weapons to protect yourself from external threat and some tools to build a hut. Having some tools made with your creativity and building a small hut to keep yourself protected can never change the nature of forest, nor are something other than the forest itself.  Interpretation of your mind might claim those weapons and hut as your own, but the fact is you have only made some changes in the forest for your own survival and nothing is brought from outside nor you can take along when you leave the forest.

The irony is people mistakenly believe that what is there in the forest and things you can get from the forest are owned by you, including your experience and information. The fact is we are visitors in the forest just for a century, maximally.

In this universe, we all sentient being have created nothing new nor have ever taken anything away from here. We have only known more about the universe as we live on and nothing more than that. 
Moreover, we, human, have learned to adapt ourselves in this universe and given meanings to the sound our body can make, the language. It is not something other than tools you have made with those materials available in the forest. Since we have given meaning only to those sounds that this body can make, our body is just the forest to our mind. If we claimed it as our own then we should have brought it when we step into this universe and also we should be able to take it when we leave.
Metaphorically, People living in the eastern part of the forest make tools differently from the people in the west. But those tools are nothing new to the forest as they are simply modification of what was already there. Similarly the differences in the culture, faith, traditions and language are only because of the suitability in the respective areas and both of them are made for our own existence.  We have named or label countless things and have been claiming them as the best or better than others.

Unfortunately these human labeled aspects are now becoming the root causes of greater problems because the skills and ways of living that eastern people have learned to adapt in their area as western people in the west are now very much compared with each other after globalization. Despite the fact of differences in the ways of living in the different parts of the forest are left far behind and we human are, with our greed and lust, trying to overlap each other, even at the cost of human lives. Besides there are different rules and regulation formulated under so called faith or culture and the saddest thing is every human, including a new born baby, has been so much conditioned by the environment to follow one.

Let’s give thought on some of the main terms that are frequently used by His Holiness the XIV Dalai Lama, “Universal Responsibility, Human Family and the Earth, our only home. These terms have certain force to make you think about where and who we really are. Just for clarification, I am not really propagating the His Holiness religious ideology. But, since we have already given meaning not only to the sounds that we can make but also used different shapes of drawing to denote those sounds, letter, we have facilitated ourselves to get to the other part of the forest in spite of being physically in own area. So these mentioned terms can be perceived through different angels accordingly to one’s familiarity to the script and sounds. As far as my understanding of these terms is concerned, His Holiness the Dalai Lama is trying to teach the reality of our own nature and the surrounding environment. I believe that no matter how far we have reached in the field of technology and scientific exploration, the truth of being inter-dependent not only between humans but also with nature can never be changed. The easiest example should be the five elements as very little changes in their balance can bring drastic changes in our lives. What if they became unusable one day???

In conclusion, realizing the truth of being a part of the forest and indispensability of the forest for our own existence, we should accordingly bring changes in ourselves step by step. Doing such will not be grateful to others but for self as cleaning and maintaining our own house will never be an altruistic or philanthropic act to be appreciated. That is just as simple as that.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

What if we don't learn education?


(Personal view)
I will not be surprised if anyone negates this view by calling it worthless or labeling it “un-informed view” upon this vast topic. Perhaps, I shall greet those comments as a complementary for, at least, reading this short free-mind writing. There are many, definitions of education, indubitably more insightful and acceptable, given by different scholars in different course of time. But I have, in this writing, not referred to any one of them.
I, usually, wonder about why do we, everyone one of us, have to sweat and toil so much from the very beginning of this life in learning something called education, specifically things that are taught in modern educational system? From the very young age, one is conditioned to learn so many things and will be called naughty or foolish, in extreme case, if one failed to learn the prescribed subjects. Why? Are these subjects essential part of the process to nurture a good human being, or have we been already enslaved by the system?

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Three core training of Buddhism in modern era


Although there are numerous insightful teachings in Buddhism regarding the reality of natural phenomenon and about the minds, but I hereby like to share my views on the three core training, Discipline, Concentration and Wisdom, of Buddhism and its relativity in modern era.
Definition and fundamental concept of discipline can be referred to vary as stated by different scholars in their own school of thoughts and those definitions and conceptual ideas cannot be denied or overlapped by one another. Moreover, definition of Discipline in Buddhism too has its insights which probably may not be applicable in modern era if one tries to generalize to every other definition.
The most conceivable definition of Discipline can be stated as, “Structuring the internal and external behavior accordingly to moral values irrespective of physical environment you are in.” It is always easier for us to be nice and kind in peaceful environment or when you are not disturbed emotionally than in chaotic situation or with disturbed mind. Moreover, to behaving altruistically will be more challenging when you are with people who are with negative attitude on ethical values. Discipline is in fact, internal character and it is very much needed at any course of life to bring peace and satisfaction to self and to others around. For instance, a student must internally discipline himself to study and behave better in the absence of teacher and that quality is more important than the information he learns from prescribed text books or behavior expressed in conformity.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Repentance

“Yangzom, Didn’t you finish now?”
“Yes Sir, All the work is almost finished” She replied respectfully.
The owner, Rinzin lak, started inspecting all the room carefully and said with grinning face,
“Yangzom, Come with me”
She then followed him into the another room, while Rinzin opened the old cupboard and took out some worn old children clothes and said,
“If these clothes will fit to your son, then you can take them, Also there is some left over food in the kitchen and you can take it too.”
She bow down in front of him and said respectfully,

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

US calls for Larung demolition in Tibet

DHARAMSHALA, August 11: The United States yesterday called for an immediate stop of all demolition activities at the Larung Gar Buddhist Academy in Serthar County in Tibet’s Kardze region.

Responding to a reporter’s question on the ongoing demolition of Tibet’s largest Buddhist institution, US State Department Spokesperson Elizabeth Trudeau said the US is concerned that the Chinese authorities started the demolition of houses in Buddhist institute without the consent of the leaders of the school. “We urge the authorities to cease the actions, which could increase tensions and to continue the direct consultations with the leaders of the school to deal with any security problem in a way that does not violate the right of Tibetans to freely practice their religion,” she said.

It has been 22 days since the demolitions began on July 20. According to media reports, over 600 dwellings have been torn down within days with around 200 houses being turned into rubbles each day.  

Exile Tibetans including Prime Minster (Sikyong) Dr. Lobsang Sangay and Tibetan NGOs have urged the UN and the international communities to intervene in the matter and hold China accountable for their action.

The institution, Tibetan exiles say, is currently being demolished under the pretext of renovation works to create more accessibility in case of fire mishaps. 

A Tibetan nun studying at the academy committed suicide by hanging her self on July 20 in protest of the demolition of her institute.
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