El·e·na [el-uh-nuh, uh-ley-nuh; It. e-le-nah] /ˈɛlənə, əˈleɪnə; It. ɛˈlɛnɑ/ –noun a female given name, form of Helen // A proud student of His Eminence Tsem Rinpoche // Personal assistant with a BSc (Hons) Psych from Uni of Warwick // These are snapshots of my life, in words and pictures

Browsing Tag 'karma'

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A firm belief in karma is a vote for living ethically by taking personal responsibility. – Mr Ngeow in Lamrim and Life

problems

If the very nature of existence is problems, then why should we be surprised when problems arise? Understanding that, we will become calmer. When good things arise, we should be surprised and use that to rejoice and do more. And when negative things arise, we should not react in a way that creates more negative […]

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The only virtue of collecting negative karma is that it can be purified. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

elderly

When we are older, when our body is unhealthy, our strength is breaking down, we will depend on others’ care, help and assistance. If we haven’t been kind to others, then old age will be a scary existence. Everything we have comes from others. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

(Taken with my iPhone) I have so many different thoughts going through my mind at the moment, most of them unfinished and not fully formed… You see, originally I was going to write about my likes and dislikes. I had just been given an incredible image of Yamantaka from Rinpoche and realised of all the […]

decisions

What you are today is the choice you made yesterday. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

aaaap

…to show you’re grateful for the love, support and help you got so many times. You can repay it by being honest, harmonious, hardworking and loyal…those are free and easy IF YOU’RE SINCERE. If you can’t even show that, do not expect happiness and care, and [expect] to be left behind. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Carnivore – Kenya

If you don’t want to take rebirth as an animal, don’t eat meat. If you don’t want to take rebirth as a spirit, don’t cheat people. – Tsem Tulku Rinpoche

Fight your jealousy

Jealousy makes you unsettled, have no peace, be unhappy and act in ways that make you deteriorate and be alone. How can you be jealous of other people who work hard and do well? They deserve their efforts and they ‘make’ you upset because they remind you of what you’re not willing to do. How […]

kingofprayers

(Taken with my iPhone) One of the most beautiful verses ever composed.