— 堪布慈诚罗珠仁波切 Khenpo Tsultrim Lodro Rinpoche
To go from mortal to Buddha, you have to put an end to karma, nurture your awareness and accept what life brings. If you’re always getting angry, you’ll turn your nature against the Path. There’s no advantage in deceiving yourself. Buddhas move freely through birth and death, appearing and disappearing at will. They can’t be restrained by karma or overcome by devils.
Great King, in my teaching of Secret Mantra, the view is attuned to the dharmakaya, but the conduct is in harmony with the way of the Bodhisattva. Do not let your conduct get lost in the view. If it does, you will know neither virtue nor sin, and you will be unable to repair your negativities later on. On the other hand, if your view follows and keeps company with your conduct, you will be fettered by things and their attributes, and liberation will elude you. My Secret Mantra teaching is mostly focused on the mind; the view is the most important thing. In the future, many will have the certainty of words but will not have the certainty of the view. And to the lower realms will they go.
— Padmasambhava, Guru Rinpoche
Today, we will be bidding our final farewell to Mr Lee Kuan Yew, the founding father of modern Singapore. He spent his entire life building Singapore to what it is today. With his work, Singapore and Singaporeans have raised above others and walk tall among many. Singapore is a place where we proudly call our home and defend with our lives. You have given us this wonderful and great nation with a race called Singaporean. You will forever be in our hearts and in Singapore history.
Thank you Mr Lee, may you rest in peace.