Thursday, June 10, 2010

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Cultivation of Rice Fields

From 29th of May 2010, Shar Gaden has started cultivating 20 acres of rice fields which were allotted to us during controversial partition in March 2008. In 1960s, Indian government allocated lands properties to every individual of Buzar monks one acre per a monk purposely for farming, so Gaden Shartse had nearly 90 members at the time. Later the allocation of properties including the land were based on quantity of Buzar members.

Even though we have established separate monastery, our manner of conducting puja, sustaining monastic systems and rules and regulations have been remained as same as we used to have to in Gaden Shartse which were assembled by Previous Kyabje Trijang Rinpoche and Kyabje Song Rinpoche.

This unfolding information of activities related to farming has been important since some certain group of people making baseless allegation that Lord Dorje Shugden practitioners especially monasteries are receiving enormous financial patronage from Chinese Administration for many years, as everyone knows that the main source of economy growth of the monasteries in South India are generosity of their benefactors, monks tour program in abroad and profit of selling crops to local distributors etc neither we are involved as mentioned nor other monasteries.

Once Gelong Lepe Karma said "I have been with Gautam Buddha and had examined him for 12 years, and I have not seen a tiny thing in the name of wisdom in him" Maybe this quote will suit very well with these people who are in reality not blind but pretending being blind. Who are getting what and who are involved is concise and most noticeable only if your mind is not partially preconditioned !

In these photos, monks are willingly working co-operatively with the hired Indian villagers in the fields despite of scorching weather 36 D 'c (fahrenheit)

By Jampa