Jul 3, 2017

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Buddhist Catechism: Part 1 – Principal concerns in different aspects of Buddhism (Phật học vấn đáp: Phần 1 – Những câu hỏi đáp yếu lược trong những bình diện đạo pháp khác nhau)

Buddhist Catechism: Part 1 – Principal concerns in different aspects of Buddhism (Phật học vấn đáp: Phần 1 – Những câu hỏi đáp yếu lược trong những bình diện đạo pháp khác nhau)
  1. Who would you have the very rare, marvelous chance to be able to meet?

– Buddha, Bodhisattva and Saints

– One who is able to preach the Buddhist sutra and precepts

– One who is grateful for another’s help

  1. What standards do you rely on to recognize the spiritual level of practitioners in Buddhism?

We rely on two factors “being mindful of precepts” and “virtue”

  1. What is the foundation of diligence?

Contemplate on impermanence.

  1. Is it true or not that the Buddha with his compassion towards all beings has countless sadness about the ignorance of all beings and in so doing became enlightened to help all beings free from samsara?

– No, Buddhism is the path of compassion and wisdom, when you have wisdom, you cannot have the countless sadness (as the teachings in the Heart Sutra)

– Buddhist practitioners are neither sad nor happy, neither optimistic nor pessimistic. The practitioners’ actions of body, speech and mind have targeted one ultimate goal, that of liberation.

  1. How many aspects of right view?

There are four aspects:

– Right view on worship

– Right view on reverence

– Right view on viewpoint

– Right view on liberation.

  1. What is Buddhism?

The name Buddhism comes from the word ‘budhi’ which means ‘to wake up’ and thus Buddhism is the philosophy of awakening. Buddhism is a path which ultimately culminates in Enlightenment or Buddhahood.

  1. Is Buddhism a religion?

– A religion is to worship goodness, asura, hungry ghost and animal.

– Buddhism does not include the idea of worshipping a creator god, asura, hungry ghost and animal. Buddhism is not a religion. Buddhism is the path to enlightenment. It teaches practical methods which enable people to realize and use its teachings in order to transform their experience, to be fully responsible for their lives. The best way to practice Buddhism is to apply the Lord Buddha’s teaching into your life and help you become useful people for others and society. (said by Gyalwang Drukpa XII)

  1. Is hungry ghost angry?

Asura is often so angry that they want to have a fight while hungry ghost is much greedy, hungry and harmful.

  1. What do three ropes stand for?

Renunciation, Bodhicitta and Emptiness

  1. Why should we practice the Way ? Because:

– We have a precious human body

– Only human being can receive the precepts

– Human being has suitable and basic wisdom to practice the path to enlightenment.

– Human life is long enough to cultivate for enlightenment.

– Human life is neither too miserable nor too happy, compared to other kinds of beings.

– And especially, the Lord Buddha appeared on the Saha world to help human beings to practice the Way for ultimate liberation.

  1. Does an Arhat go to the hell to save his mother?

  No! According to the Buddhist principle, the saint attained Arahatship, and the seven generations of that Arhat automatically are born in heaven (let alone the mother) rather than save.

  1. What difference is there between Dharma activities and spiritual conference?

– Spiritual conference:  everyone involved including outsiders; Ritual.

– Dharma activities: narrower, mainly disciples in Song Nguyen Tantra House; Specifically the teachings.

  1. What is the supernatural power of every Buddhist?

They are courageous (Abhaya)

  1. What are three poisonous arrows of the Buddhist?

Reputation, offerings, reverence.

  1. What are four principles of a Tantric practitioner?

– Keep practicing in secret

– Solid faith

– Having no doubt about the method that you are practicing even though you are affected by worldly things

– Practice diligently.

  1. What is the difference between a cultivator and a non- cultivator?

– The good deeds of the cultivators are considered to practice six virtues of perfection (Six Paramitas). They understand the true values of their good deeds without the desire of gaining something in return. They are appreciated and supported by Buddhas, which helps them sow the seed of merit leading them to Pure Land.

– Non- cultivators do not understand the true values of their good deeds. They make good doings with a desire so that they are not supported by the Buddhas. Thus, they do much but get little and they sow the seed of samsara.

  1. Much thought arising while meditation. Do Buddhists practice wrong?

No. It proves that they get progress in practice. Because our mind is full of delusion but we do not recognize this. Our thoughts are like chimpanzees climbing the trees. When we practice dharma, we can recognize how our mind is. So let’s see it as an experience.

  1. It is said that: “Guan Gong is the reincarnation of the Buddha, and we should worship and respect him.” So what should we think about this statement?

It is more important that what they are doing at present. Take an example, Buddha in his past life had experienced the life of animal. Should we also worship animals?. It is also said that demons are also the reincarnation of the Buddha, should we worship them?

No, of course not.

  1. There are many people (including Buddhists) go to the funeral to take the land with them for peace (free from the evil forces of new death), they think if they get ill or wound on skin. With that way, they avoid from being worse. Is it true?


– Because it is contrary to the causalities of the Buddha, it shows the superstition, the result is a coincidence (coincidence often prey to superstition).

– The person who has been dead, he cannot help himself, he cannot harm others

– But if that is true, then an inanimate land is worthless.  It cannot be compared to the mantra of the Bodhisattva Avalokitesvaha (he spent millions of kalpas to get supreme spiritual achievement and revealed the mantra). If a cultivator thinks that it is true then accidentally he defames Buddha, Bodhisattva …

  1. A big temple with large gates, massive spiritual works are built. That shows that the expression of “all dependent conditions or environment” from those who practice dharma in that temple corresponding to “the result of their cultivation”. Is it right?

– Any place where the temple is big, beautiful, is never called “all dependent conditions or environment” if they do not practice the true dharma with right view (the place where worships who does not worth of worship like goodness – asura – hungry ghost – animal). If such a temple, it is house with religious colors, not “the result of the cultivation”

– “all dependent conditions or environment” and “the result of the cultivation” must be based on right view, no forms. Life a beautiful lady, the beauty is not true if it is made by cosmetic surgery. It is the beauty of the mascot.

  1. What is wrong view?

– Wrong view is something contrary to the law of karma as a view of Buddhism. Just like a person did not make donation, alms, or offerings in his past life, he cannot be rich in this life. It is wrong view if he wanted to be rich by worshiping the goddess of fortune while his products are poor quality but high price and bad service. It is wrong view when he does not improve his way of business, he focuses on the worship of the goddess of fortune…It is wrong view whatever he does or wherever he goes, he consider choosing the good day to start.  Buddha taught that everyday can be both bad and good. Goodness or badness depends on karma. If someone does not create bad karma, they do not get bad result.

– Wrong view is to do something unable to lead to the liberation with wrong perception of the true nature of all phenomena.

  1. Why must Buddhists not have wrong view?

– Buddhism is the right path to enlightenment, with wisdom as the sole vocation. A Buddhist who is equipped with right view will attain the perfect wisdom (the simple form of wisdom is to follow the Lord Buddha’s teachings). So it is not by chance that right view is first in Eightfold Path.

– The Buddhist who has wrong view always lives with ignorance. But ignorance is the cause of samsara. The Lord Buddha appeared in this world to provide all beings with the method to get the wisdom which counters ignorance.

– The Lord Buddha taught: “as a Buddhist, but no understand me is to defame me”. It means if we are Buddhists, we want to follow the Buddha’s path to enlightenment, we should follow the Buddha’s teaching. Unless we are not worthy of a Buddhist, we defame the Lord Buddha. Defamation of Buddha causes surely to the hell, we cannot free from samsara. Thus, a Buddhist must avoid from wrong view.

  1. What is right view?

Right view is the perception of true nature of all things and phenomena accordance to the Way. It includes four factors: “impermanence, causality, law of karma, selflessness.”

  1. Which is the state of the Buddhist’s right view?

– The state of normal life

– The state of dreaming

– The state of intermediate existence body.

  1. Is right speech important for a Buddhist?

Yes, it is very important. Because as Buddhist view of accumulating merit, eye practice supports 600, ear practice supports 1200, tongue supports 1200. And only human beings have language to speak while other beings cannot. A Buddhist has right speech when he makes a speech with right view. A Buddhist with right speech can collect countless merit.

  1. Song Nguyen Tantra House at night

    Why can we always connect with pure energy from the realms of the Buddhas?

Because we use the raw element (body) and the subtle element (mind) to connect with the dharma with the purpose of liberation in order to create the pure element (the pure element contains the pure energy). So even though we have joys, anger, love, we are always connected with pure energy through practicing dharma.

  1. What is the true value of a human being in the Saha world?

To practice to attain the liberation for themselves and others

  1. We are Buddhist practitioners. When taking pictures, should we raise a V-shaped hand to make the picture more beautifully?

No! Because we cultivate the selflessness. The V-shape symbolizes the Victoria (victory) of an American who reached the moon and put the first flag there. It’s the symbol of the eight worldly winds.

  1. Why should practitioners not spit indiscriminately?

– There are dharma protectors around them.

– The obstacle to the power of mantras

– Bad image (no beauty, bad behavior)

  1. Which evidence shows that much desire causes the suffering?

– “Desirable objects are very similar to salt water: However much they’re enjoyed, craving just increases and increases; So whenever obsessive craving arises for anything at all —To immediately abandon whatever gives rise to desire and attachment is the bodhisattva’s practice.” (The Thirty-Seven Bodhisattva Practices by Gyalsey Ngulchu Thogme Zangpo)

  -Tran Thai Tong:

    “The tongue has attachments on good taste, ears cling to sound

     Eyes are tied to shape, nose connects with incense

     Wandering in the samsara as a guest

     Day by day is far away from the pure land”

  1. Who did the Buddha advise us not to despise?

  There are 4:

– Do not despise the little snake because its biting causes the death

– Do not despise the young prince because he can be the king in the future

–  Do not despise the little dragon because it can make it rain

– Do not despise the young Buddhist because he can become a Buddha in the future.

  1. the state of intermediate

    What do you do when you are in the state of intermediate existence body to get the liberation?

  -Recite mantras

  -Say a pray

  -Visualize yidam

  – Think of the Guru

  – Speak of the dharma name.

  1. What are the four noble qualities of a cultivator?

– Be content and at peace with food and drink

– Be content and at peace with accommodation

– Be content and at peace with medication

– Be content and at peace with seat, dressing.

  1. Which evidence and arguments prove that human beings are precious and we should cultivate to free from samsara?

-Human beings who neither cultivate nor practice dharma seriously are disgusted as the leper (Guru Rinpoche).

-Buddha said that the soil in the nail is so little compared to soil in earth, the chance to be a human being is as rare as the soil in the nail.

A blind turtle lives on the ocean bed and surfaces just once every hundred years. A golden yoke floats on the vast ocean, blown here and there by the wind. What are the chances of the turtle surfacing at just the right time and in just the right place to be able to put its head through the yoke? Human life is extremely hard to find.

– If, after having been born a human being, one gives no heed to the Holy Doctrine, one resembles a man who returns empty handed from a land rich in precious gems; and this is a grievous failure. (Master Gampopa).

  1. Who are evil friends?

– Evil friends are not bad friends in society but a friend who causes the increasing three poisonous (greed, hatred and delusion) on the spiritual path. They have knowledge (understanding by distinction, but no correct view of wisdom). On the other hand, evil friends are those who cultivate Buddhism with wrong view.

  1. Going to the temple for blessing, is it right?

No. Because only the Buddha, the Bodhisattva, the Sangha can bless to others but they bestow the blessing to followers according to the law of karma (they get the blessing from Buddhas in correspondence with their diligent practice with big efforts), but Buddhists in the temple do not have enough power to give blessing to others. This is a trick to deceive others.

  1. What are four great debts?

– The debt to our country

-The debt to our spiritual friends.

-The debt to our parents

-The debt we owe alms giver.

  1. How is peaceful and joyful?

   Joy is fun, peace is good. It is joyful in peace.

  1. What are the ten spiritual activities of Buddhism?

 Prostrations, prayers, penances, reciting mantra, chanting Buddha name, offering, listening to sutras, lectures, sharing sutras, meditation.

  1. What is called “wise attention” or Yoniso manasikàra?

 “wise attention” (yoniso manasikàra) is a Buddhist term, reflecting the activity of body, speech, and mind in accordance with the absolute truth, the relatively reversed truth, and is based on the basis end of liberation.

  1. If a person wishes to take refuge and he had taken it with “wrong view”, what is the outcome of this in accordance with the laws of karma?

Taking refuge is the theory, the method is vigilant practice.

The person who has taken refuge, already has the seed of Buddha. No method of cultivation has been applied. The method of cultivation is akin to soaking the seed, so it can germinate and enlightenment can be cultivated, thus the seed can become the tree of enlightenment. Although he took refuge in the three jewels in the “wrong view” temple, the Buddhas can see his pure intent and mind at that time.

  1. What kind of “the demonic state” obstructs the progress of the cultivator?

  There are 5 types:

– Tangible demonic state (the state of mind is affected by externally outside)

– Invisible demonic state (the state of anger, sadness or happiness is considered to relate to the devil force)

– The demonic state of arrogance (pride of beauty, fame, money)

– The demonic state of self-satisfication in the practice so that they think they are good at everything. They think their method of practice is the best, their master is the best, their meditation is so peaceful…This satisfication is different from the divine price (the antidote is to be always mindful of all happiness from the Yidam’s blessing through the Guru)

– The demonic state of seeing themselves always right (When speaking, they do not based on right view, the Guru’s teachings, sutras or bodhichitta)

  1. One can hear all the teachings through website, audio files…that the teacher teaches to others. Without Guru’s permission, can that person then make the progress when he practices according to what he hears?

No. It is just a reference, it does not have the practical value because he does not receive the true transmission from the Guru. You should remember “a spiritual technology” cannot be stolen as easily as other scientific technologies. It is also the predominant feature of the Buddha’s teachings, especially in Tibetan Buddhism.

  1. What kinds of wisdom (paramita) are there?

There are 6 types: great wisdom, omniscient wisdom, exquisite wisdom, Dharma wisdom, unimpeded eloquence wisdom (understanding of Dharma, interpretation of meanings, forms of expression, and eloquence in witty way) and recapitulative wisdom (including preaching Buddha’s teaching and lecture of precepts as well as writing books)

  1. Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

    Who is the true spiritual friend (Kalianamitra)?

In Buddhism, the true spiritual friend means “Kalyanamitra” in Sanskrit language. They are knowledgeable about the way to attain the realization of liberation. They have been practicing Dharma in the right orbit round the correct doctrine of the Buddha; at the same time they help other people to realize the right method as they ever did. Therefore, without the distinction of Bhiksu (means one who destroys the passions and delusions), Bhiksuni (A female observer), Upasaka (Layman) or Upasika (Lay women), anyone who gathers all the mentioned factors can be called a “true spiritual friend” or a “good-knowing advisor”.

  1. Is there a saying: “Fine words butter no parsnips” Is it true?

No. This statement is not from Buddhism but from externalists.

– They want to materialize everything, to shake the Buddhist faith, consequently, it has bad effect on the process of liberation.

– This statement vanishes the renunciation of Buddhism

– If so, the Buddha is the fastest one to get enlightenment because he was rich and he did not renounce his wealth to teach us by example. He did not renounce his material possession and emotional ties to show us the way to follow in order to attain peacefulness of mind and liberation. And today, Buddhism would not be found to show us the Way to follow.

  1. How many kinds of incense are there in Buddhism?

  There are five types: incense of morality, incense of stability, incense of wisdom, incense of liberation and incense of liberated knowledge and vision.

  1. What is truth?

Truth is something not limited by place, time or structure, it is axiomatic…

Examples: it is impermanence, law of cause and effect.

  1. What is Yidam?

It is the roof and devotion.

  1. How many types of suffering are there?

There are 84 thousand types of suffering but the Buddha pointed 8 general types of suffering:

Here are eight types of suffering:

The suffering of birth, old age, illness, death (born, grown- up, sickness, old age and death all are suffering). The suffering of not getting what one wants. The suffering of separation from what is pleasant). The suffering of encountering what is unpleasant. The suffering of the five appropriated aggregates.

  1. What is the difference between Tantric Buddhism and other sects?

– Empowerment

– Yidam visualization

– Guru Devotion is the key practice.

  1. What do Buddhists first do before practicing dharma?

  Taking refuge in The Three Jewels

  1. What is the difference between Dharma protectors and guardians?

– A Dharma protector is the reincarnation of the Buddhas, only helps the serious practitioners who make activities relating to the Dharma, and a dharma protector only follows one who has high spiritual qualifications to protect him from harm.

– A guardian appears when the practitioner receive the transmission of precepts. Guardian is one of eight classes of divinities. The number of guardians protect the Buddhist depending on their spiritual level. Some Buddhists are protected by a guardian, others are protected by many guardians.

  1. What arguments to prove that we should practice the Tantric Buddhism?

– His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama taught that, if you are a Buddhist, you should choose the esoteric Mantras to practice.

– The teaching of Khetsun Sangpo Rinpoche:” Secret Mantra is like a house in the middle of a broad field which can be entered from any direction: east, south, west or north. A disciple is not forced to a particular entrance, for there is a path to accommodate any trainee. In the lower vehicles one must follow a rather narrow path, but in the Mahayana Mantra Vehicle there are many extraordinary means of quickly amassing the collections of merit and wisdom. These collections are sources of power, and because tantra has ways of rapidly accumulating merit and wisdom, it is possible to achieve enlightenment quickly and rather easily. This ease and swiftness is a special feature of Tantra”.

– Kusum Lingpa Rinpoche: “the path of Tantra is less arduous, more direct and practical than the path of Sutra”.

  1. What are the activities of stealing dharma?

– The case is easy to recognize in that without the Guru’s permission, they copy the articles on the chanhtuduy.com, which is the intellectual works of the Guru, and they do not write the author’s name and write their own name instead.

– They use Buddha dharma with wrong purposes. Likewise the mantra is the means to liberate, the practitioner uses it as magic wand to meet their wishes of the five desires and used to exorcise evil demons

– They do not treasure the dharma teachings

Thinley Nguyên Thành

Translated by Mat Dieu Hang

—————————–to be continued————————-

Original Vietnamese version: Phật học vấn đáp: Phần 1: NHỮNG CÂU HỎI ĐÁP  YẾU LƯỢC TRONG NHỮNG BÌNH DIỆN ĐẠO PHÁP KHÁC NHAU

Buddhism Q&A: Part 1 – Principal concerns in different aspects of Buddhism 

Buddhism Q&A: Part 1 (cont) – Principal concerns in different aspects of Buddhism


  1. Dear holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read your article. After reading your article, I have learned a lot of knowledge about Buddhism. I would like to express my gratitude to you for your teaching.

    I am full of happiness over brother Mat Dieu Hang’s translation. Her interpretation holds up the Guru’s teachings and thrives all over the world for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May brother Mat Dieu Hang get all legitimate wishes and achieve the joy that arises on the path to enlightenment.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  2. Dear holy Guru.

    I am full of happiness over your Buddhism Q & A article. I really rejoice in the good deed of Mat Nga, who has a deep study on Buddhism Q&A. I am also happy with Mat Dieu Hang’s interpretation with smooth English version. With 55 Q&As, every learner finds out the answer for their own questions on the path to enlightenment. This can help both junior and senior practitioners to enrich their knowledge on Buddhism in an eassy way. On the other hand, I am so excited with the questions number 21 to 24, which are “(21) What is wrong view? (22) Why must Buddhists not have wrong view? (23) What is right view? (24) Which is the state of the Buddhist’s right view?” They remind me of avoiding from wrong view and support me the right view, which leads me to the right path to enlightenment.

    From the bottom of my heart, may Guru and your consort live long for the sake of all beings.

    May Mat Nga, Mat Dieu Hang as well as of all dharma friends get all legitimate wishes and achieve the joy that arises on the path to enlightenment.

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear guru thanks for sharing this. It’s very rare to obtain human body. All beings may utilise this precious human birth for liberation purpose and help each other in path of enlightenment.

    May guru live long for sake of other beings, he may be protected. May all beings beings be free from suffering they may get enlightened.

  4. Tantra Mahavita says:

    DEAR GURU : Thank you very much for sharing your article .He learned much and you express my gratitude. This precious human life is very difficult to get… So deep Dear Guru thanks for sharing the dharma. The Guru has health and can live many years for benefit of all sentient beings. OM MANI PADME HUM

  5. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. Thank you very much for your article and the very complex questions and I would like to answer. I have read a lot about Buddhism. For me personally, it is the only religion and philosophy that I fully trust. I would like to gain deeper knowledge through your knowledge and with your help. I found the true nature of things only in Buddhism. Nature fills me with suffering and suffering and how to look at it as an enrichment of my life. An example is that I can deal with people who are stressed today better. I have learned to be more observant, especially with nature. Through your articles I understand that I understand the nature and the suffering of all better and to give my part to the benefit of all. I learned to meditate and to recite and that gives me the inner strength to strengthen my mind. Surely I learn a lot through the articles of our holy Guru. The goal for me is the unfolding of my mind to achieve the Buddha nature. The goal is also to reduce the suffering of my fellow men through hard work. So I often go to work where there are homeless people to give them something to eat or talk to. Sometimes they ask me why I do it and what it brings to me. I tell these people that we all have to look at each other and it makes me happy when I see that these people smile. The question of the wrong view in Buddhism is a question I would like to give back because I think that I can not really answer it. I am learning through you holy Guru and your wise articles and I know that I would like to learn a lot. The right understanding and how often I wanted that I would participate in the Sangha sessions. In order to learn the Dharma properly in exchange of experiences. What we really are is our Buddha nature, the potential of perfect joy. This Buddha nature is the underlying reality, the “heart of perfect awakening”. It is our natural endowment, which all creatures, including animals, possess. This potential is unlimited of space and time and omnipresent. Furthermore, we need a qualified teacher as an example and as an inspiration. It shows us the access to the meditations, which are mainly about identifying with their characteristics and activities, with aspects of the Buddha, which perfectly express the nature of the mind. Thus, we are increasingly transforming the restricted level of the I-experience into the experience of our Buddha nature. Just because we have this seed already in us, it is possible that the work on ourselves, our meditation, is successful. We also need the warmth of trust and the blessing of the teacher so that the seed can grow properly. Through meditation, we free ourselves from hope and fear and instead experience unconditional joy, love, compassion and fearlessness. The whole purpose of the teaching of Buddha is to recognize our Buddha nature, to raise this undiscovered treasure, to enjoy its wealth, and to share it with everyone else. This is the wish and the goal for me. May our Holy Guru accompany us along this path and teach us and continue to stand by his wise articles. May all living things be sorrows. May our holy Guru be in good health. Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Amishuta sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

    Bài viết này thật tuyệt vời. Bài viết của Thầy luận giảng những điều quan trọng, nền tảng trong đạo Phật. Con rất hoan hỷ khi được đọc bài viết với dạng vấn đáp như vậy. Nhiều câu hỏi trong bài viết này con đã thắc mắc từ lâu, hôm nay con mới được giải đáp thông qua luận giảng của Thầy.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã dành thời gian viết bài viết này cũng như dạy dỗ chúng con thực hành theo chánh pháp.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đang tầm cầu giác ngộ sẽ có được cơ hội tiếp cận bài viết này của Thầy.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.”


  7. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I am happy to read your wonderful article in which you give us much profound knowledge on Buddhism. With such a deep and numberous knowledge in this article, we can understand the true meaning of Buddha’s teachings. It is very important because even do we spend our whole life reading sacred texts, we cannot understand clearly the meaning beyond words like your explanation .

    Thank you so much for your kindness and your teaching. Now I understand why Atisha affirmed that “Guru is more compasionate Buddha, Guru’s words are more important than sacred texts.

    May Holu Guru and your consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Lan Trần says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you so much for giving us these beneficial teachings. These questions have come up to our minds several times and now they are explained clearly under the light of Guru’s wisdom. I think this discourse is just like a spiritual map that show us important instructions of the path that we are following. Hence, Your guidance are meaningful to not only practitioners of Song Nguyen Tantra House but also those who are fortunate.

    May you and your consort live long for the mission of flourishing dharma everywhere.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. Tantra Mahadeva says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    Truly grateful for this enlightening article. It clarifies so many questions that linger in our minds. May your guidance benefit all beings and may people progress on the path of dharma.

    Gratitude for all that you do for all sentient beings

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Mahadeva sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết lợi lạc, giúp con có được nhiều tri kiến Phật đà. Bài viết này giúp con hiểu được nhiều điều mà trước đây con vẫn còn thắc mắc mà chưa tìm được câu trả lời.

      Con cầu nguyện cho những lời chỉ dạy của Thầy đến được với tất cả chúng sanh vì lợi lạc của họ.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả hành giả tiến tu trên đạo lộ giải thoát.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì tất cả những điều tốt đẹp Thầy đã làm cho tất cả chúng sanh.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  10. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Excellent, excellent, excellent!!

    Explained, fantastic job, my compliments i really injoed, in the way in which it as been explained!!

    Thank you!!

    May Avery one be happy.


  11. Elana Dower says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this letter. I have learned so much and have a deeper understanding now. May all sentient beings be closer to enlightenment today.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  12. Khương Duy says:

    Thưa Thầy,

    Con đã đọc bài và đặc biệt ấn tượng với những điều số 3, 4, 6, 7, 15, 16, 18, 23, 42.

    Cám ơn Thầy nhiều.

    • Khương Duy says:

      Con ấn tượng nhất với điều số 4. Vui hay buồn gì thì cũng đều vô thường cả, mục đích chính là để giải thoát.

  13. Aman prakash says:

    Dear guru

    Great feeling to be your student. Every teachings of yours is to the point, easy to understand, mindful. We should have a proper vehicle to reach our real natur

    Thank you

    Om Mani padme hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Aman Prakash sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con thấy thật ơn phước khi được học Thầy. Những lời dạy của Thầy đều đi vào thẳng vấn đề,  dễ hiểu và chánh niệm. Con hiểu rằng chúng con cần thực hành theo đúng quỹ đạo chánh pháp để đạt được hạnh phúc của Phật tánh. 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  14. Abrar Bhatti says:

    Dear Guru,

    This is a wonderful article, in a sense,  how to answer others when they ask questions (frequently asked questions). I may say this article is a Buddhist Guide.



    Abrar Bhatti

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Abrar Bhatti sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Bài viết này của Thầy thật tuyệt vời và lợi lạc. Bài viết giúp giải đáp nhiều câu hỏi cho mọi người. Con nhận thấy bài viết này như sự chỉ dẫn trong đạo Phật. 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy. 

      Con – Abrar Bhatti

  15. Simon Michael says:

    Dear Guru,

    I thank and  appreciate this teaching you educated me more I accept your  teaching by  enlighten me. I prayed tha gradually you will sent your spirit to teach and guide me the more I wished to be reading to educate my self for the speed of merit, right view, right thought for quick enlightenment.

    May  Guru leave long for the seek of sentient being


  16. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article you explain all the important aspects of Buddhism in a question-and-answer format.

    You explain that Right View is the most important thing, that human life is precious and should be used for practicing Dharma.

    Also you explain why we should practice the Tantric Buddhism and why we must have Guru’s permission and transmission to practice.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  17. Josh says:

    Guru, I have learned a lot from this article. Thank you for sharing this with us. There were many many thinks that I did not know. You are very wise and kind. Thank you once again.

    Om mani padme hum

    May Guru and his consort have a long life for the sake of all sentient beings

    May all sentient beings find freedom from suffering and find the path to enlightenment.

  18. Mukand kumar says:

    Good article.

  19. Mật Thanh Phương says:

    Dear Guru

    I am delighted to read this .

    May Guru and his consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature. 

    May covid 19 pandemic be soon over. 

    Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  20. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this article with us, I really liked it, it answered many questions, I think all the high beginner learners should read this article before anything else, it’ll answer all the questions which might come to their minds and will give them also a general vision about the Buddhism, thank you so much again

    I bow my head down for you

    I express my gratitude to you

    I devote myself to you

    I bow my head down for your lotus feet

    May you have a good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings

    May all the sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature

    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme hum

  21. Tena says:

    Dear Guru, Thank you for Buddhist Catechism. It is such a good beginning for me.  I have truly  needed this teaching. I must keep it in my folder and review it often.  Thank you again.

  22. Mật Tú Viên says:

    Dear Guru!
    I’m so happy to read your article. These are the basic knowledge but very important and useful for us on the path to the Enlightenment.
    Thank Guru so much for teaching us.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the Covid 19 pandemic will be soon over.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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