Thursday, April 6, 2017

A brief account of Tsakaling Lineage: A pull-out from Drukgi Nyorab by Zhingsheg Aku Lama

In hope to benefit kens in understanding their blood and bone…

Pic Curtsy: Acho Dasho Sherab Gyeltshen's Facebook
Tsakaling Chojee was established by Lama Tenzin, a spiritual figure of the Yonphu Chojee started by Lama Jampel Norbu.  While Lama Jampel was said to have practiced Peling tradition, it was not clearly known of his blood lineage according to Dasho Lama Sangnga. While it is said that the Kurtoed Lugchu Chojee's hand written Kathang's catalog has stated as Lineage of Pema Lingpa,  Chabje Dudjom Jigdrel Yeshey Dorji was said to have stated that Younphula Choejee is the lineage of Terton Ratna Lingpa. But there area slo some who would say it was the Lineage of Dorling (I do not know what is the account of Yonphu's own). However, the oral accounts tell of a story where a Lama who came from Tibet practicing Chod established the lineage in Yonphula, which was the Lama Jampel Norbu.

The next Yonphula chojee was Choewang Lhendup, followed by his son Yeshey Gyalpo who had two sons, Gawa and Tenzin. Younger Tenzin a highly realized spiritual figure established Taskaling as requested by two local rulers. As Lama Tenzin was looking for a place to establish his seat, his hat stuck on a thorn of a plant around this area which he took as an indication to establish his seat in the same area. The place gradually came to be known as Tsakaling, meaning the hat and the Taskaling Chojee was started through this establishment.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Democracy and the leaders, what can go wrong when power is vested in blind...

The already bad english with many messes in few lines can tell
how much the writer was mentally disturbed at that moment.
How much do we count on democracy? As much as we may expect, I fear so much of abuses. Do we make an effort to elect a leader and end up being targeted? Or do we make so much of effort in the name of tsawa-sum by voting a government to give its members the power rather than for their leadership?

People might be wondering why this is held without posting so far and why only today it is being brought forward. I didn’t think of the importance that has in making public until I realized that this has many to tell about our kinder democracy in growing and the votes we waste to put corruption to  power.

Today I take a chance to post this story having gained confidence from honorable PM’s facebook (31/01/2017) post that called to expose any corrupt practices. I would also like to remind the readers that this story does not at all imply the current government, which I am always proud of although it is a story of an action of a member of the government in his own personal capacity.

This is my testimonial experience of the democracy in power, a strong case that put me in dilemma whether to respect democracy or avoid. This is a small story how there is so many in the democracy we think is the best solution.