Feb 1, 2018

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More about Buddhist Perspectives on Elements: WHAT IS PURE PERCEPTION? (Thế nào là tri kiến thanh tịnh?)

More about Buddhist Perspectives on Elements: WHAT IS PURE PERCEPTION? (Thế nào là tri kiến thanh tịnh?)

More about Buddhist Perspectives on Elements: WHAT IS PURE PERCEPTION?

 

Dear holy Guru,

I take delight to read Lesson 5 titled “Keep Mind in Balance and Enjoyable Attitude”. I understand that once the practitioner connects with quintessential elements of the pure spiritual field of the Guru – Buddha – Dharma- Sangha, his mind will be kept in balance. It is the balance created from the great bliss of sky of emptiness, not from common mind. His mind becomes non-seeking, unimpeded and being fueled with naturally pure energy. Once he connects with the pure spiritual field of the Guru – Buddha – Dharma- Sangha, he can still practice Dharma while enjoying life since emptiness (sunyata) and phenomena are indivisible. There exists emptiness in the own-being of phenomena and vice versa. Likewise, the boundless quintessential elements of pure spiritual field pervade all phenomena which can only be recognized by non-dual mind. Only by connecting his mind with the pure field of the Guru – Buddha – Dharma- Sangha, could practitioner enjoy worldly pleasures without leaving the orbit of Dharma.

Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

A mind got balanced from linking with the pure field of the Guru – Buddha – Dharma- Sangha is definitely different with the balance of a common mind. From your teachings, for example, we know that it is essential to keep our mind in balance in practicing counter-argument as it is not the matter of gain or loss but for the sake of sentient beings and of ourselves. In practicing counter-argument, our mind always dwells in the pure field of the Guru – Buddha – Dharma- Sangha while we, at the same time, can practice six paramitas. These add to the growth of our pure energy.

Song Nguyen Tantra House at night

 By a continuous connection with the pure spiritual field of the Buddha through the transmission channel of the Guru, the practitioner can also absorb himself in the pure light of the Guru and all Buddhas; his inner demon will be rooted out and be transformed into love and compassion. Disciples attempt to practice the Guru’s Dharmas though they’ve left Song Nguyen Tantra House shall not gain any results; or those who go wrong direction and practice from their subjective experiences shall not attain achievements but contrarily, incur serious consequences for lacking attention from the Guru. Their mind will no longer be able to link with the pure field of the Guru.

 

Besides, I perceive that quintessential elements pervade all over the space and is not impeded by races or languages. If the practitioner’s mind is hindered by tradition, territory, social class, religious dignitary, physical appearance, he cannot connect himself with quintessential elements of pure mind. If the practitioner just cares about the appearance and origin of the Guru instead of his pure spiritual nature, he merely observes the Guru’s wisdom in nominal aspect, thus cannot connect with the pure spiritual field.

Many practitioners are keen on spiritual tours to India where is seen as the birth place of the Shakyamuni Buddha for a strong belief that only be there can they attain pure spiritual energy. This is absolutely wrong! The Buddha affirmed that his true teachings do not depend on races, spaces and time but spread around to the end of space of all infinite dharma realms. Attaching to rude or subtle elements will hold back the practitioner from recognizing the nature of phenomena as well as obtaining the limitless, wonderful, pure energy from quintessential elements which helps him purify negative karmas, body, speech and mind.

Similarly, at first sight, chanhtuduy.com looks like many other websites but deep inside is the infinite source of pure energy which gives strength to the readers to attain a balanced mind. Each article has a direct linkage with the Guru’s and Buddhas’ pure energy. Readers can find peace and well-being from connecting with this source of power through reading and commenting articles on the site. Not only local readers but foreign readers can also get inner peace from these activities like Tantra Upatissa (Akshay Kumar) from India, Tantra Mikaya (Jane) from German, Tantra Citta (Jeffrey Bernard Forest), Tantra Amishuta ( Jennifer) from the United States, Tantra Mahavita from Argentina), Prof. Avinash Kumar Srivastava ((India), Sonam Shering ( Bhutan), Sonia Kohli (Dubai), Joseph M plocki (the United States), Jaison Chakma (Bangladesh), Das Bishnu (India)….among whom are some Protestants and Hindus like Jennifer, Joseph M.Plocki, Das Binshnu. Clearly, such quintessential elements containing pure energy from the Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha from chanhtuduy.com do not discriminate against anyone. They reach people no matter what their race, social class or religion they might belong to. Whenever they connect with the pure spiritual field of modern “Vimalakirti Room” (i.e chanhtuduy.com), they can purify misdeeds, attain a balance in mind and have an enjoyable attitude towards life.

This fortifies my perception of the teaching of H.E Garchen Rinpoche that: “The essence of the Three Jewels lies within the Guru. Through pure perception, we should view: the Guru’s body is Sangha, the Guru’s speech is Dharma and the Guru’s mind is the actual Buddha. Through pure perception, we understand how the Guru is the embodiment of all buddhas then have a genuine devotion to him…Without pure perception, even when we stay close to a great Master, the blessings from him is negligible. The essence of Vajrayana is Pure Perception.” Developing a wrong view of the Guru is the biggest mistake, as advised by Master Patrul Rinpoche: “If you have a wrong view (with Guru) just within one second, it will break all of your vows and you will exclude yourself from the Buddhist community.” Shantideva Bodhisattva also warned that: “For how many second a person develops a negative thought towards a Bodhisattva who is practicing Bodhicitta, that person will descend to hell after death and remain there for the corresponding number of kalpas. That’s what the Tathagata has stated.”

 

 It’s a special honor for us to be permitted to rehearse or officially practice the Samyagdrsti-prabha Samadhi daily. Thanks to your wisdom and compassion, just with a mouse-click, we are now able to attain a balanced mind to enjoy life, gradually accessing prajna wisdom and accumulating merits enough to be born into the Pure Land. This is much more easier than sitting on zafu for years and reading thousands of Buddhist canons but gain no balance in mind.

My heartfelt gratitude to you for bestowing upon us a valuable opportunity to practice Dharma and to connect with the pure field of yours and all buddhas’ to purify our negative karma and to obtain a balance in mind and an enjoyable attitude toward life on the path of liberation.

 

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

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

Om Mani Padme Hum

Disciple Mat Dieu Hang

Translated by Mat Hue Phap


Vietnamese version: Viết tiếp về loạt bài “nguyên tố sự”: THẾ NÀO LÀ TRI KIẾN THANH TỊNH?

Russian version: ДОПОЛНИТЕЛЬНОЕ ОПИСАНИЕ О АСПЕКТАХ ЭЛЕМЕНТОВ В БУДДИЗМЕ: ЧТО ТАКИЕ «ЧИСТЫЕ ВОСПРИЯТИЯ»? 

  1. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Mô Phật!

    Pháp đệ hoan hỷ tán thán thiện hạnh của đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã chuyển ngữ bài viết “Thế nào là tri kiến thanh tịnh” sang tiếng Anh, giúp cho nhiều bạn đọc biết tiếng Anh sẽ có cơ hội được tiếp cận với nội dung của bài viết. Cầu mong bài viết này sẽ được tiếp cận tới nhiều bạn đọc biết tiếng Anh hơn nữa, để từ đó họ có cơ hội kết nối với vị Thầy và tiếp cận chánh kiến qua nhiều bài viết khác trên Chanhtuduy.com.

    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

    Cầu nguyện cho đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp hanh thông thế sự, thành tựu mọi ước nguyện chính đáng.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  2. Mô Phật,

    Mật Giác Đăng hoan hỷ với thiện hạnh chuyển ngữ bài viết sang tiếng Anh của huynh Mật Huệ Pháp. Cầu nguyện cho huynh Mật Huệ Pháp ngày một tinh tấn hanh thông, thành tựu ước nguyện chính đáng.

    Cầu nguyện Thầy và Cô thật khỏe mạnh và trụ thế dài lâu.

    Cầu nguyện chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I am grateful for your guidance and teaching us on the path to enlightenment. I gives us many effective methods to practice the Dharma; especially, connecting with you at any time, in any where by reading and commenting. It is a golden chance for us to connect with the pure spiritial field of Guru, Buddha which help us keep balance in mind, collecting merit eventhough we are having a family life with many worldly activities. Thanks to your wisdom and compassion, we are easy to access to the dharma and practice the dharma daily. In addition, we practice the dharma with the balance in mind and enjoy the life. Thus, we have a good chance to enjoy happiness at present in this life and get the great bliss in Pure Land after death.

    I would like to express the gratitude to Mat Hue Phap who translated my writing into English with her great effort. I love her English version very much.

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

    May we always have the pure perception towards you, the Holy Guru so that we are always connecting with you for our temporary happiness and ultimate bliss in Pure Land.

    May Mat Hue Phap get happy and joyful on the path to enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  4. Tantra Mahavita says:
    Querido Santo Guru : Que es la Pura Percepcion? ….Profundo Agradecimiento por compartir tan maravillosos articulos .Mantener la mente en equilibrio y actitud agradable…Es lo que un practicante aspira a lograr . Una vez que se conecta con el campo espiritual puro del Guru…Buda…Dharma …Sangha …puede disfrutar de los placeres mundanos sin abandonar la orbita del Dharma. Una mente equilibrada vinculada con el campo puro del Guru ,Buda ,Dharma y Sangha es totalmente diferente con el equilibrio de una mente comun .Por eso es absolutamente imprescindible conectar con el campo de la mente pura del Guru. Realmente agradecemos a Chanhtuduy.com porque nos clarifica y nos enseña como podemos purificar y equilibrar nuestra mente. Pero para eso tenemos que lidiar con nuestros demonios internos y actuar en la gran dicha de la vacuidad, no de la mente comun. Es un honor para nosotros que comparta sus articulos ,Sabiduria y Compasion ….Asi vamos de la ignorancia hacia la percepcion pura y vemos el cuerpo del Guru es Sangha , el discurso del Guru es Dharma , la mente del Guru es Dharma. Muchas Gracias por ayudarnos a compender la practica del Dharma , y conectarnos con el campo Puro del Guru y de todos los Budas. …para purificar nuestro karma negativo y obtener un equilibrio en la mente .Que nuestro Guru viva una vida feliz para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes . Que todos los seres sintientes logren la felicidad de la naturaleza de Buda …OM MANI PADME HUM
  5. Lan Trần says:
    Dear Mat Hue Phap,

    Thank you so much for translating Mat Dieu Hang ‘s writing into English.

    May both of you have good health and get enlightened.

    May the Guru and his consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May all beings be surrounded by the Three Jewels.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  6. Dr.C H Lakshmi narayan says:

    ” Buddha is my life

    Dharma is my way

    Sangha is my Spirit “

    Respected Guruji I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.

    I am Tantra Nirvadeva.

    It is said if one connects his mind Mindfully with the Guru-Buddha-Dharma-Sangha and Practice Dharma, his mind will be in a state of balanced !. Only with the balanced mind Dharma Practicioner could enjoy worldly pleasures in the orbit of Dharma !

    A person who does not take refuge in Guru-Buddha-Dharma-Sangha shall not gain any good results. If he neglects Guru’s guidance of showing the right view and right practice of Dharma ,he will be no longer in balanced mind and incur serious consequences. !

    It may not be correct to say that it is absolutely wrong to take on Spiritual tour to India which is the birth place of Shakyamuni Buddha for attaining Spiritual energy. Then a question arises what about Spiritual or Dharma tours of our beloved Guruji?

    Spiritual or Dharma tours also a part of Dharma practices to experience and enrich our Spiritual Knowledge !

    Dharma Practicioners also can get Peace and Spiritual energy through connecting with “CHANHTUDUY ” by reading and commenting thus Practicing ‘ Samyagdrishti Prabha samadhi ‘ which is in turn connected with Guru- Buddha-Dharma-Sangha !

    It is worthy to note here, the quintessence of this article inthe words of H E Garchen Rinpoochi : ” The essence of the three Jewels lies with the Guru ! . Through pure perception , we should view the Guru’s body as Sangha , Guru’s speech as Dharma and Guru’s mind as the actual Buddha. !

    This is pure perception and the essence of Vajrayana!. To conclude, I write this saying :

    ”  Pure mind is pure world “

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Long live our beloved Guruji for upholding Dharma.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

  7. Dr.C H Lakshmi narayan says:
    I am greatful to my beloved Guruji for kind appreciation and addressing to me.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

  8. Mật Phê Rô says:

    Mô Phật !

    Pháp đệ hoan hỷ tán thán thiện hạnh đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã chuyển ngữ bài viết của đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng sang tiếng Anh để chúng sanh hữu duyên ngoài nước có thể tiếp cận được các bài viết ngập tràn chánh kiến trên chanhtuduy.com .

    Pháp đệ cầu nguyện cho đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng , đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp luôn được hanh thông trên đường đạo , thành tựu trên đường đời , viên thành mọi ước nguyện chính đáng .

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô sức khỏe , trường thọ vì đại nghiệp hoằng dương chánh pháp , làm lợi lạc tất cả chúng sanh .

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh được nương tựa bóng lành Thầy , Phật , Pháp , Tăng .

    Om Mani Padme Hum !

  9. Mật Đăng Tâm says:

    Dear brother dharma Mat Hue Phap!

    I am full of happiness over your translation of Mat Dieu Hang ‘s writing into English. I understand that, it is pure perception, connection our mind with the pure field of Guru – Buddha  – Dharma – Sangha that we can activate pure elements. I also understand, if we do otherwise we will not get true results.

    May Mat Hue Phap and Mat Dieu Hang get all legitimate wishes and achieve the joy that arises on the path to enlightment.

    May holy Guru and his consort live long for the sake of all sentient being.

    May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddhahood.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  10. Navin Kumar says:
    Dear Guru,

    I m greatfull to you for kind appreciation and addressing  to me.

  11. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    I also say thanks to Mat Dieu Hang for writing this article and also her who translated it into English.

    It’s because of Guru blessings we are connected with Dharma friends and able to practice and read dharma articles.

    Thanks for publishing dharma related topics which gives peace to mind when reading.

    May Guru live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Namobuddh..

    Om Mani Padme Hum..( )..

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:
      Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã  cho con được đọc bài viết này.

      Cảm ơn đạo hữu Mật Diệu Hằng đã viết bài, cảm ơn đạo hữu Mật Huệ Pháp đã dịch bài viết sang tiếng Anh.

      Nhờ ơn phước Thầy ban mà chúng con được kết nối với nhau, được thực hành pháp, được đọc bài và viết comment.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho chúng con được đọc những bài viết của Thầy, giúp chúng con có được tâm bình an khi đọc bài.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy thân tâm an tịnh và trụ thế lâu dài.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ đau khổ và đạt được giác ngộ.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  12. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this letter. I appreciated reading it. Thank you for your lessons and all the training and karma you bestow upon us. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings. May your disciples all reach enlightenment. Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:
      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!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài  viết này. Con hoan hỷ được đọc bài viết này. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những bài học quý báu và phương pháp thực hành đọc bài, viết comment cũng như ơn phước Thầy đã ban cho chúng con.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trường thọ vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả huynh đệ kim cang đều viên thành đạo quả.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

       

  13. Mật Tấn Giác says:

    Mô Phật.

    Pháp đệ Mật Tấn Giác hoan hỷ tán thán thiện hạnh của đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã chuyển ngữ bài viết của đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng sang tiếng Anh đệ các bạn đọc biết tiếng Anh có duyên lành tiếp cận “tri kiến thanh tịnh” của Phật môn thông qua chanhtuduy.com. Cầu mong sẽ có nhiều chúng sanh hữu tình thông qua bản dịch này có duyên lành kết nối đến vị Thầy tôn quý và trường thanh tịnh của Đạo sư, Bổn Tôn, Dakini thông qua kênh vận chuyển vị Thầy để “an lạc đời này, cực lạc đời sau”.

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con hoan hỷ tán thán trí tuệ và Bồ Đề tâm của vị Thầy trong sự nghiệp hoằng dương Chánh pháp đã không dừng nghỉ tạo ra các phương tiện thiện xảo để chúng con có thể mọi lúc, mọi nơi thực hành Yoga Thanh trí, tích lũy công đức và trí tuệ để về Thành phố Giải thoát với “bầu trời đại lạc tánh không”.

    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh hữu tình.

    Cầu nguyện đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp, đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng luôn tinh tấn thực pháp để có được hạnh phúc gia đình, thế sự hanh thông, viên thành những ước nguyện chính đáng.

    Cầu nguyện chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.

    OM MANI PADME HUM

  14. Mật Nguyên Hội says:

    Dear holy Guru

    I have read this article already. I  ‘d acclaim gratitude the great effort article “What is Pure Perception?”.

    Thanks to dharma brother Mật Diệu Hằng who ‘s writer and Mật Huệ Pháp in English version.

    During we practise Dharma daily with great effective method connect with the pure spiritual field of modern “Vimalakirti Room”( chanhtuduy.com) we could have ability connect our mind with the pure field of the Guru – Buddha- Dharma – Sangha,could purify misdeeds, attain abalance in mind and have an enjoyable attitude rise up life.Through pure perception,we really know the Guru is the embodiment of all buddhas so that must have a holy genuine devotion to Guru.The practtition know that Guru devotion is the root of the path to enlightenment.Whether or not we can start to develop the path to enlightenment in our mind in this life is determined by our practise of guru devotion.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Mô Phật!

    Mật thúy rất hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài viết của đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng sang tiếng Anh của  huynh Mật Huệ Pháp cầu nguyện cho huynh luôn luôn tin tấn thực hành pháp để được thành thông thế sự cầu mông tất cả chúng sanh luôn có duyên lành biết đến chánh pháp OM ah hùm

  16. Lan Trần says:
    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article already.

    Thank you so much for your posting.

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

    May all beings be surrounded by the Three Jewels.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  17. Tantra Citta (Jeffrey Bernard Forest) says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I want to begin by thanking my fellow disciple Mat Dieu Hang for her excellent commentary on pure Perception. The teaching and practice of the Vajrayana (Secret Mantra Vehicle) lies at the heart of the Mahayana Buddhist tradition of Tibet. Based on the motivation of bodhicitta – the wish to attain, for the sake of others, the state of complete Enlightenment – the Vajrayana is a path centred on cultivating pure Perception. It contains many powerful methods for accumulating merit and wisdom, in order to arrive swiftly at a direct realization of Buddha Nature and the nature of reality itself. If you meditate on compassion and bodhicitta, your mind will be blessed. If you consider the place where you live as heaven (Oddiyana), your neighbourhood will be blessed and your house will be blessed if you visualize it as an immeasurable palace. If you perceive other people as deities, they will be blessed as wisdom deities. And by considering all your food and drink to be nectar (amrita), you will bless them as substances of great offering. Such are the five beautiful aspects of blessing. When we have sincere and humble devotion to our esteemed Master and consort and to the Three Jewel’s, we connect with their enlightened energy, purity and sacredness, which is our own nature as well. Let all sentient beings strive for the embodiment of perfect compassion and may pure Perception and Infinite Enlightenment forever dwell in the heart’s and minds of all my fellow disciples and students at Song Nguyen Tantra House. Om Mani Padme Hum and sincere regards from beautiful Canada. 🙂 Tantra Citta (Jeffrey Bernard Forest). Gate gate paragate parasangate bodhi svaha.

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