Articles by: kampan
A group of ladies were playing the golf. Guys were tempted to watch the ladies play golf for reasons known to all. Guys wanted to get a closer look at the ladies to enjoy themselves.
One lady golfer hit the ball off the tie and hit a guy. Guy went down with his both hands on the groin and groaned over the pain of being hit. The lady came over the guy and told him that she was the physiotherapist. She wanted to give him a massage to subside his pain. She put her hand inside his innerwear and gave him a good massage. Guy was enjoying the massage despite his pain.
She was so concerned and asked the guy, “How are you doing now?”
Guy replied with smile, “I enjoyed you massage but my thumb is still paining”
Few years back one of my cousins finished class 10 and after interview she got placement at Gyalposhing Higher Secondary School (GHSS) in Mongar. Unlike other places in eastern Bhutan, Gyalposhing is very hot place and humid too. Another cousin, named Ngawang, also got placement in GHSS with him.
When we knew that he got placement in GHSS, we teased him that he would have to stay in hearth and didn't need to take shower since he would be taking steam bath of Gyalposhing heat. He was listening to our teasing.
Finally he made us roused to laughter and silenced us when said, “Ngawang bu sophay”.
Dear Nopkin Friends,
I am posting the article I received from the organizers of the teaching on CHOEDJUK (THE WAY OF THE BODHISAATVA). Organizers of this teaching wish many people attend the teaching to awaken us from our daily indolence and inebriated state from these worldly activities. I wish and pray many of these article readers attend the teaching.
TEACHINGS ON “CHOED-JUK” OR “THE WAY OF THE BODHISAATVA”
Of the three Great Buddha Dharma Events viz; the First, Middle and the Last “Turning of Dharma-Wheel” by Buddha in the world, this Text titled “Choed-Juk” or “Bodhi-Tsarya-Avatara” or “Way of the Bodhisaatva” is from the “Middle-Dharma-Wheel”.
The book is a comprehension and commentary on the “Middle-Dharma-Wheel” by the Indian Scholar Shantideva (Lopen Zhiwala) in the 7th Century. Lopen (Teacher) Shantideva is renowned as the most esteemed Teacher of Mahayana or Thekchhen teachings in the Mahayana world.
This book presented in the form of a personal meditation, is an exposition of the path to Bodhi-chita (enlightened mind) that is always directed to the deliverance of all beings to enlightenment. Shantideva's work embodies a definition of Bodhi-chita (Jangchub Sem) raised to its highest power and clearly lays out the methods with which every practitioner can achieve this Bodhi-chita mind.
The book focuses in cultivating and enhancement of Boddhi-chita or Bodhi Mind (a mind wishing to benefit other sentient beings). By transforming the mind and cultivating a positive, altruistic (selfless/unselfish) and responsible attitude, it would enable a person to face whatever problems and difficulties, with courage, calmness and high spirits. This Text will enable us to understand the “wheel of cause and effect – Ley Judey” and how to skillfully earn merit (Tshosak or Soenam) through mindfulness of body, speech and mind. These are comprehended within the ten chapters grouped into four sections mentioned below.
Section I: This section is to stimulate the dawning or invoking of Bodhi-chita, in the minds where it has never arisen ever before. This section includes Chapters 1, 2 & 3; namely Chapter 1 – The Excellence of Bodhi-chita, Chapter 2 – Confession and Chapter 3 – Commitment.
Section II: This section provides instructions on how to prevent the precious bodhi-chita attitudes from dissipating (diminishing) from minds where it has already arisen. This section includes chapters 4, 5 & 6; namely Chapter 4 – Awareness, Chapter 5 – Vigilance and Chapter 6 – Patience.
Section III: The section prescribes ways or methods through which development of Bodhi-chita may progressively be intensified. This section includes chapters 7, 8 & 9, namely Chapter 7 – The Heroic Diligence, Chapter 8 – Concentration and Chapter 9 – Wisdom.
Section IV: This section which includes the last chapter which is Chapter 10, is the concluding prayer of dedication of all our good work of speech, mind and body to the benefit of all sentient beings.
In addition to the explanation of Choed-Juk, many other important aspects can be understood. In short, after studying the Text, one can adjust easily with different cultures, religions and all sensuous beings' views and behaviors etc. By this knowledge, one can attain peace and happiness in the present life. Consequently, one can develop Buddha mind leading to the accomplishment of Buddha's knowledge; that's the ultimate benefit.
One of the most well-known scientists, Albert Einstein said that among various religions, Buddhism is the only one that can cope with modern development. Whether true or not, this can very well be verified after studying this Text.
Some of the immediate benefits will be the following:
- Understanding various religions and enables anyone to make the choice that is safest, for oneself and others.
- One will come to know that, of all types of education, knowing how to mould one's mind is the best education.
- Perfect understanding of the Environment.
- The perfect understanding of how to reduce corruption in any office.
- Will come to know whether self killing (suicide) is right or wrong.
- Perfect understanding of how to create equality between rich and poor.
- Perfect understanding of whether culture of Gay and Lesbian is right or wrong.
- Perfect understanding of whether beating students by the teachers is right or wrong.
- Perfect knowledge of gender equality, cause and results of male and female and how to reduce domestic violence.
- Perfect knowledge about appreciating Culture and reduce drug abuse and crimes.
- Perfect understanding of which of the two – Science or Buddhism advances ahead towards peace and happiness.
- Understand perfectly which one of the two – Materialism or Mentalism is the most crucial.
- Perfect understating of the differences in views and practices between Buddhism and Democracy, Communism, Socialism and Monarchy.
- One can understand the perfect meaning of Human Rights
- Perfect understanding of the GNH view, practice, results and measurements through Definitions.
Knowledge and practice on the Shastra “Choed Juk” will definitely transform our daily speech, mind and bodily actions into virtuous deeds and will certainly attain full happiness in this present life as well as in many future lives.
The teachings will take the participants through the Shastra teaching step by step, methods suitable both for a beginner as well as established practitioners. Teaching sessions will include the following: –
Commentary on the Shastra Choed-Juk by the teacher
Mind Training Sessions
Questions and answers
Class timings will be scheduled in the evenings, suitable to everyone, for e.g. civil servants, policy makers, private individuals, businessmen, corporate, agencies, teachers, individuals etc. Teaching will be conducted in Sharchhop Kha while discussions, questions and answers will be in Dzongkha, English or Sharchhop Kha.
Please contact the following persons about the start date, venue and other details:-
Sangay Tempa – 17629112;
Karma Chhoeda – 17610291;
Khandu Tshering – 17610412/77209466
Sangay Dorji – 17616224.
Commentator: Khenpo Jangsem Tashi, Director of
Venue: Kelki Hall
Commencement Date: 23rd August 2009 (Sunday)
Daily Timing of Teaching: 6.00 PM to 8.00 PM
ALL ARE MOST WELCOME to THIS RAREST
Getting ready for game
For any proceeding it is important to prepare both physically and mentally, to achieve the goal. Likewise, the game of archery needs a day or two for readying up with a bow and arrow, along with other accessories.
Left: These two guys are selecting the better bows and arrows. Players should carry spare bows and arrows in case if they get lost or damaged later.
Right: This guy is tightening the string over the bow.
Left: After tightening the string, it is important to check the tension of the string to suite one’s strength. Note that this guy is a lefty.
Right: This chap is also tightening the string. It is recommended that everyone carry a bow. Sharing bow is as impossible as sharing wife with someone. My friends told me this.
Left: What is this guy doing with that scarf? He didn’t offer this khaddar to anyone but rather wrapped it around his arm/wrist to protect it from getting wipped.
Right: These fingers are not injured but are protected from any injury.
What is this former LTTE cadre doing by holding a bundle of arrows? The traditional way of forming teams is to collect one arrow from each player and randomly divide them into two groups. All were gathered to start the game after the teams were formed. Finally it was show time! We always play on bet without which the game becomes boring and uninteresting. This time we played for dinner. The game started with much enthusiasm and howl and growl.
Look at the archery field. It is situated in the midst of the trees. There is even an electrical line crossing the field. The players comprised of a blend of sharp shooters (old hands) and beginners. The beginners can’t help but let the arrows go off the periphery of the targets, hitting the trees instead. But as this archery field is located in the isolated spot, it poses no threat whatsoever. Incidentally there was news of a child being hit by an arrow on the left eye at Paro and he was being admitted to JDWNRH.
This is what happens when the beginners let the arrows go off the periphery of the target area. He climbed up the tree to pull out the arrow that had hit the tree. Needless to say, some arrows were lost. But we had enough spares.
The eyes are focused on the target after releasing the arrow. The guy in the middle picture has his mouth wide open after his arrow is released. He is howling and growling, making other curious.
And end result is…
To hit is, of course, the main aim of all the players. And these are some of the best, if not worst, shots!
Unconventional ways of pulling the bow!
And this is the conventional way…
Part and parcel of the game
Look at this guy. As if a can beer isn’t enough, he chews doma too! Ohh…these chaps!!! Only thinking of can beer rather than focusing on hitting the target.
One of the friends’ wives did a wonderful honor for us by preparing the delicious lunch. Had it not been her effort, we could have to stop in the middle and run to a hotel for lunch. We didn’t considered ordering lunch from a catering as our match was not that grand to deserve one. We had the hefty lunch. But unfortunately after lunch, we were interrupted by the down pour. The Cyclone Aila’s impact is still lingering in
As agreed by all, we stopped at the stipulated time of 5:30 PM. We then called it a day and set out for dinner.
A day’s play is good enough exercise for the lazy bones. This also helps us keep away from playing cards and Parala. I personally feel energized and exercised. We have been playing archery since last few weeks. Few kilos of fat are already off my physique.
Now playing archery has become our weekly ritual.
Betterman and his friends were relieved to have completed the class X exam and to forget exam tension, they had decided to go for drinks. Due to their limited pocket money, they could effort a bottle of whiskey, bottles of Ara and Rum.
They started drinking and enjoying to the lee not realizing that they were mixing up whiskey, Ara and Rum. The effect of concoction came later at night when Betterman vomited till his stomach was emptied. This downloading through mouth gave him a good sleep.
When he woke up the following day, he had the hangover of concoction. His downloading impact gave him the pain over his throat. When his friends were around him, he tried to explain his experiences of drinking previous night.
He said to his friends, “yesterday night’s vomiting seems to have taken out my clitoris”. Actually he meant epiglottis.
There is a meat vandor who sells all kinds of meat in Paro like pork, beef, chicken,mutton and even fish. Bhutanese are not fond of mutton and bit hesitant to eat it though it is a delicacy to Indians and Nepalis.
Bhutanese buy mostly pork and beef from him but rearly the mutton. Occasionally, when his customers saw the mutton flash hanging from the hook in the shop, they asked in curiosity about the mutton.
Once a customer came and asked him pointing at the flash of mutton, "Daju, de gachi gi sha yena?" ( what is this flash/meat?). He replied, " ra sha yhean" (This is flash of goat). His customer left his shop saying "khaiiiiiiii , nga ra sha zani mey" (shit, i dun eat goat meat).
Next time, same customer came to buy meat and asked when saw the mutton the same question. That time he said "mutton yhean"(This is mutton). The person said to vonder's astonishment , "KG chi tang da" (give me one kg).
Now, he sells his mutton in the brand name MUTTON rather than RASHA.
There was a much talk when the news of a bhutanese guy conquered Mt. Everest. That guy studied at khaling high school.Two of his friends talked about his conquest of Mt. Everest.
One of them said, "I cannot beleive that the guy had climbed the Everest".
To his surprise his friend agreed by refuting, "I too don't believe that he had climbed the Mt. Everest, even if he had climbed he might have climbed only 10km".
Look at the Geography knowledge of second person.
A group of Bhutanese students were travelling in a train en route to a college in
To their surprise, secuity personnel shouted, " yea cheese tho cheese hai, kya cheese hai" (This is an item, but what item?). Cheese in hindi means item.
I, the Dorji, hereby request a raise in salary for the following reasons:
I do physical labor.
I work at great depths.
I plunge headfirst into everything I do.
I do not get weekends or public holidays off.
I work in a damp environment.
I work in a dark workplace that has poor ventilation.
I work in high temperatures.
My work exposes me to contagious diseases.
After assessing your request, and considering the arguments you have raised, the administration rejects your request for the following reasons:
You do not work 8 hours straight
You fall asleep after brief work periods.
You do not always follow the orders of the management team. You do not stay in your designated area and are often seen visiting other locations.
You do not take initiative – you need to be pressured and stimulated in order to start working.
You leave the workplace rather messy at the end of your shift. You don't always observe necessary safety regulations, such as wearing the
correct protective clothing.
You will retire well before you are 65.
You are unable to work double shifts.
You sometimes leave your designated work area before you have completed the assigned task.
And if that were not all, you have been seen constantly entering and exiting the workplace carrying two suspicious-looking bags.
(Courtesy- received mail)
Once there was a passenger in a bus who had loose motion eating all kinds of foods. When you have loose motion, your focus is centred in the toilet. He had to ask the driver assistant to stop the bus now and then to remove the loose motions from his rectum. What ever comes into rectum gives sensation to remove out from it. Driver assistant agreed to stop the bus few times but he was irritated by the passenger's repeated request. After some time, he refused the request of the passenger and bus kept moving.
Passenger needed to remove the loose motion from his rectum but bus kept moving. He became desperate and moved towards the passengers’ entrance door and opened the door. In the hour of desperation, you forget anything and want to do what makes you desperate. He bent down over the door step holding onto the iron bars he started removing his loose motion.
There were some ladies walking on the road side. The loose motion was carried away by the wind and spilled over the ladies faces. He was so relieved and took his seat. The ladies cursed and shouted “Song rang zu baka boka awa, aii ga zuka phosgawa ko” ( Person with chubby face vomited over our faces).
There were two nuns..
One of them was known as Sister Mathematical (SM),
and the other one was known as Sister Logical (SL).
It is getting dark and they are still far away from the convent.
SM: Have you noticed that a man has been following us for
SL: It's logical. He wants to rape us.
SM: Oh, no! At this rate he will reach us in 15 minutes
SL: The only logical thing to do of course is to walk faster.
SM: It's not working.
SL: Of course it's not working. The man did the only
SM : So, what shall we do? At this rate he will reach us in one minute.
SL: The only logical thing we can do is split. You go that way and I'll go this way. He cannot follow us both.
So the man decided to follow Sister Logical.
Then Sister Logical arrives.
SM: Sister Logical! Thank God you are here!
SL: The only logical thing happened. The man couldn't follow us both, so he followed me
SM : Yes, yes! But what happened then?
SL: The only logical thing happened. I started to run
SM : And?
SL : The only logical thing happened. He reached me.
SM : Oh, dear! What did you do?
SL : The only logical thing to do. I lifted my dress up.
SM : Oh, Sister! What did the man do?
SL: The only logical thing to do. He pulled down his pants.
SL : Isn't it logical, Sister? A nun with her dress up can run faster than a man with his pants down.
And for those of you who thought it would be dirty,
It is only being logical that saved her………………
Every member of Nopkin.com called him Uncle Shyam and he is unanimously elected the President by all members and has a mark of a King. He is now Nopkins’ “King Uncle”. His 36th Birthday is on August 1st 2008 and will be celebrated by his “Josh” friends to “Yadein” his another bachelorhood. This is another birthday celebration “Shaadi ki Phaahilay”. King Uncle attended “Meri yaar ki shaardi” and met his friends’ “Biwi No. 1” and “Beti No.1”. King uncle has seen his friends gone “Heri pheri” and amused & surprised to see same friends going “Phir heri pheri”. He is left out as bachelor because he is not a person who “Love Ke Liye Kuch Bhi Karega” but takes care of “Jodi No. 1” in the form of Kuenza and Lunzee much to the worry of “Dilwale” of the Jodi. This Jodi trusts him since he tells them “Kyon Ki Main Jhuth Nahin Bolta”. He has a “Jigar” in his heart but never express out. What must his parents thinking when they want to see their bride and wish to take “Dilwale Dulhaniya Lay jangeyay” but “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” never happens.
He is going to the “Jungle” of cactus in Wangdue leaving behind the group of “Refugee” in
Finally my message to him is life is revolving around “Kabi Khushi Kabi Gram” and remembers us when you meet “Ajnabee” at Wangdue.
(I am not sure of spelling of Hindi words).
(I am not sure of spelling of Hindi words).
Q: WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MACHANICAL COUPLE AND HUMAN COUPLE???
Q : Why two sardarjis are needed to milk the goat?
A: One holds the tip of the nipples and other lifts the goat up and down ,up and down,….
There was a programme in BBS called GOWA. It was a panel discussion of the invited guests from the ministries and departments and others. There was also a question- answer session between audience and guests.
Once BBS had requested and invited one department for GOWA. Department had accepted the invitation. In order to form a strong and dynamic team, that Department had selected the members from the Regions. Department made a call to the members at Regions to come to Thimphu to participate in GOWA.
This incident happened to one regional head of that Department. She received a call from the Department and was told that she was selected for GOWA and come to Thimphu next day. When she heard that she was selected for GOWA, she was elated and came to Thimphu the next day. She reported to the Department and asked when they were going to Goa. To her disappointment, she was told that they were not going to Indian state of GOA but participate in the BSS programme GOWA. She participated in GOWA as she had already made in Thimphu.
There was an auto spare parts dealer in Samdrup Jongkhar who used to get the spare parts from Gawahati. He spoke little Hindi ( I guess better than my Hindi).He was a confident old man.
Once he went to Gawahati to buy the spare parts. when he reached Gawahati, he rode in the rickshaw and asked the puller to reach him to the auto spare parts vendor.So,they moved and moved. When they reached near the vendor shop,dealer told the puller in Hindi " Hum geer Jai ga" ( I am falling off). Puller looked at the dealer and told " nai geer ra ga, aai chase pakaro" (You will not fall off, hold on properly). when they reached the vendor's shop, dealer jumped off the moving rickshaw and said in Dzongkha " Shee ,nga na theeni ser lapda lu" (I told i wanted to get down here) and pulled out his dragger and pointed to puller.Puller was scared and left without getting the fare.
Actually, he said he wants to get down here but he said he is falling off.
I received this mail from one of my friends and thought it would be beneficial to published in this blog.
Deer Park, Thimphu is a humble attempt to recreate the ethos and spirit of the first turning of the wheel of Dharma at Mirga Deva (Deer Park, Sarnath, India), where the Buddha first imparted his priceless wisdom for the benefit of all sentient beings. We offer space, time and energy for the curious and devoted alike in the hope that they can rekindle an interest in our profound and timeless contemplative disciplines and allow them to touch and awaken their innate wisdom and compassion. Deer Park encourages dialogue and exploration and is a place where literature, the arts and music are wedded with the traditions of reflection and contemplation in a seamless expression of our inner wealth.
In order to actualize these aspirations, we aim to act as a bridge between the traditional and modern worlds. We reject neither, but instead apply age-old wisdoms to modern day experiences. In this way, a young generation can learn to mindfully and confidentially embrace the opportunities of the times without being washed away by consumerism and modern life. Instead, they can use each step as an inner journey to the deepest recess of the core of life, and so uncover the essence of our traditional and cultural values.
For furhter information please visit www.deerparkthimphu.org
Brokpas have totally different accent when they speak Tshangla Kha. If you heard them speak tshangla kha for the first time, you will find difficult to understand what they are speaking. You will find Brokpas in Khaling, Trashigang, Rangjung and Kanglung.
This incident happened in Khaling BHU when Brokpa couple took their sick baby to get treatment. Husband went inside the BHU to consult the Health Assistant (HA) on how to get his baby treated. He kept his wife waiting outside. He bowed in traditional way by taking his hat off.
HA asked Brokpa, "Tha Neypo,hangten jonma", (What brought you here).
Brokpa replied in Brokpa accent, "Janga Waza marba cha, menchay felay fawa".HA was stunned on what brokpa said.Every sharchop will understand what brokpa said as " my calf is sick and brought for treatment". In tshangla kha , waza means calf.
HA told brokpa to take his waza to veterinary hospital and get waza treatment.
Brokpa was stunned by what HA told him and said other people's wazas are treated here.Then HA became suspicious with brokpa and asked brokpa to show him the waza.Brokpa called his wife inside with their baby .
When HA saw the baby he told brokpas ,pointing at the baby," Naiga waza cho huthu mo" (Is this what you called waza=calf).
I heard his incident happened when I was a kid.
There was a grandfather who taught his grandsons to play mischievous things to other people. Once this grandfather taught his grandsons to play mischief to their own uncle. He taught them that when they fart they placed their hand on the bottom and act as if they feel their uncle’s mustache exclaiming “Aha aku ga jow tey!!!” (Our uncle’s mustache!!!).
Scientifically, when you fart there is a high concentration of pungent choking gas formed around your bottom. When you place your hand on the bottom the gas is diffused to your hand through the process called diffusion. This process is stated as “The gas will move from higher concentration state to the lower concentration state till the concentration of both states become equal”.
The next day, the grandfather was relaxing outside amused at his grandsons play. One of his grandsons farted and remembered what he was taught to feel the mustache of his uncle and saw his grandpa’s mustache. He moved towards his grandpa and placed his hand on his bottom and immediately felt his grandpa’s mustache exclaiming “Aha meymey ga jow tey!!!” (Our grandfather’s mustache!!!) and ran away anticipating beating from the grandpa.
When Bill Clinton was the President of America, he made an official visit to one tribal region in Africa to access the situation and support their cause. The tribal leader had arranged the public gathering for Bill Clinton to meet people.
Bill Clinton gave a speech to the gathering which was translated into local dialect by the tribal leader. His speech was interrupted by the crowd shouting in their local dialect "Om gala gala Om gala gala….". He thought crowd loved his speech and gave a stunning speech .
After the speech, he went to the standing car accompanied by the tribal leader.They saw bullshit on the road and the tribal leader said "Mr. President, be careful, you may step on Om gala gala".