Sep 21, 2018

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Director of ITA institute, Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh: CLOSE & OPEN, OPEN & CLOSE (Đóng & mở, mở & đóng)

Director of ITA institute, Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh: CLOSE & OPEN, OPEN & CLOSE

Every house has the front doors, windows and side doors. Of course, depending on some certain purposes in different situations, the host opens or closes such kinds of doors. When greeting visitors, he may open the front door, when getting a good breeze from outside, he may open the windows, when entering the house, he may open the side door to avoid annoying others. Likewise, the internal homepage is like a dharma house, it cannot be arbitrarily open to the bad guys who have the evil motives because they will suffer the serious consequences due to their bad deeds. Therefore, I am compassionate to close the doors with such bad people. Some people just want to “have” but not want to “renounce”, they just want to “receive” but they do not want to “give”, so I should close all doors of the dharma house so that they just look at the beautiful dharma house with inconsolable regret because they are pushed out of the doors. Even Song Nguyen Tantra house, the sub-institute of psychology research and yoga applications, the office of the center for research, application and practice of Tibetan Yoga, the office of Unesco Club for research and practice of Tibetan Yoga, also uphold the principles:

“The solemn door of Song Nguyen Tantra House is not arbitrarily open to all visitors

The pure residence to cultivate the pure mind never accepts the gossip of worldly affairs.”

I am so touched by the sincere readers. Though we have closed all 100 public articles, readers like Van Loi, Van Hai, Bich Ngoc, Nguyen Van Nhat, Trung Hieu, Hoang Tu and so on, they still search the articles with the words “public articles” to read and comments. How can I ignore with such sincere readers? I treasure their sincerity so much. Therefore, I have “opened” 10 public articles posted on the right of the website for readers to visit. For learners who have already had accounts to log in, please recognize the value of the spiritual key to open the Vimalakirti castle and treasure it. For disciples who have taken refuge in the Three Jewels but they “have lost their edge” in listening to the dharma (reading articles) and comments because they are busy with worldly affairs, then it must be difficult for them to get blessings, let alone accumulating merits from such noble activities of reading and comments. They have thoughts of relying on being my disciples, they will be in the Vimalakirti castle forever to enjoy the blessings without reading and comment. Their thoughts are wrong because they are “my disciples”, they should be tamed, cultivated more but they also deliberately with such an attitude and  with their actions of “cutting corners” or “doing only the minimum” or “making excuses not to read and comment”. Shortly thereafter, I have to withdraw their accounts. There are many learners who have not visited the Vimalakirti castle and enjoy the dharma garden for ages; I also have to close the door and they do not have the attitude of enjoying the rewards such as Mat Nguyen Bich, Mat Ky Duyen, Mat Chan Nguyen, Mat Niem Tuong, Mat Dan, Mat Thanh Son, Mat Danh Ha and so on. There are also many “stingy” learners who disregard their self-esteem, consider “money (only 200,000 dong per month for locals only)” as bigger than the wheels of the train and then although they have permission to make offering to maintain the website, they ignore this practice. They do not understand that for local readers, monetary contributions is highly appreciated that should be considered as a membership fee. It is not a study fee because Song Nguyen Tantra House is not a business firm, not a school, not an English training center and nor a consulting center (please read the article “ cannot be operated by the gasoline generating from thoughts alone)

Today, I am happy to declare the list of the readers who have visited for the last 2 months. Those who have read and commented on 30 articles will be granted the user to log in after sending the brief personal information to email: [email protected]. From that time on, they have authority to pay membership fees as a means of collecting blessings. By the way, I praise their spirit of renunciation and contribution to develop the website for the benefit of all readers, learners and disciples in Song Nguyen Tantra House nation-wide and world-wide with the fixed amount of money monthly made by Mat Tue Vien, Mat Tinh Giac and Mat Khanh Lien. I pray for their success in life and a happy family. Below is the list of new readers:

No.    Secular name                            Comments            Yoga name

1       Elana Dower                            63

2        Linh Tran                                55                        Mat Tue Linh

3        Tran Anh Thuong                              54                        Mat Khanh Van

4        Ahmed Khan                            51                        Tantra Sagovana

5        Ha Thi Nguyet                         50                        Mat Nguyet Ha

6        neerajkumar Sumaran

Gajbhiye                                  43                        Tantra Nivakuma

7        Pham Thi Tuoi                         38                          Mat Luu Thuy

8        Nguyen Thi Thu Huong           27

9        Tran Quoc Bao                        26

10      Tran Van Quy                          23

11      Hue Chi                                   22

12      Laxman Yadaorao Aucharmal          18

13      Susan                                                16

14      Trung Hieu                              15

15      Vu Khanh                                15

16      Alphonse Kpehonou KOI                 13

17      Pamela Burridge                      12

18      Abrar Bhatti                                      12

19      Đinh Thi Binh                         11

20      Jaison Chakma                        11

21      Navin Kumar                          9

22      Bich ngoc                                 9

23      ugyentshomo                           8

24      Van Hai                                   8

25      Ngọc Bich                                7

26      Hoang Tu                                6

27      Erna Ho                                   6

28      Dharam Pal                              5

29      Thanh Mai                               4

30      jnanadarshi Chakma                4

31      NGuyen Thi Hong                            4

32      Huynh Tien Dung                    4

33      Geyananda Saikumar              4

34      Sonam Tshering                      2

35      Arun Bhandare                       2

36      Doan Van Tiep                       2

37      Maha Subha Lakshmi              2

38      Van Loi                                   2

39      Akash Sinha                                      2

40      Rapaka Vinay Kumar              2

41      Đang trong son                       2

42      Gobinda Tandi                        2

43      Nguyen Thi Thu Huong           1

44      Nguyen thi mai                        1

45      Cam Thanh                              1

46      Nguyen Thi Luu (Quang Ninh)         1

47      Hoang Anh Xuan (QN)            1

48      Manh Dung                              1

49      David Valmore Caron             1

50      Lili                                          1

51      Eddie Kalaw                            1

52      Shannon Ealy                          1

53      Nguyen Van Nhat                             1

54      Vy                                           1

55      thay duy anh                           1

56      brvt truongdaylaixe                 1

I congratulate the readers who will have the key to open the garden of dharma flowers in the Vimalakirti castle and feel free to enjoy 2,267 fresh dharma flowers beautifully blooming. For the secular people, they often have the pleasures of looking at the dedicate flowers and enjoying the moonlight; but for us, the practitioners of pure mind yoga, the enjoyment of dharma flowers is worth much more than that, beyond words. Why? Worldly flowers will fade but dharma flowers will be immortal. Worldly flowers sow the seed of the eight world winds but dharma flowers sow the seed of right view. The fragrance of flowers blows not against the wind but the fragrance of the virtuous practitioners pervades every direction. For that reason, I am happy with those who have the key to enter the Vimalakirti castle, and for those who do not have the key any more, please also do not complain because “the elegant door of Song Nguyen Tantra House does not want to welcome the poisonous wind!”

I pray that all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature. Om Mani Padme Hum!

A raining afternoon on the peak of Phu Van mountain

Date: 21/09/2018

Thinley Nguyen Thanh

Translated by Mat Dieu Hang


  1. neerajkumar Sumaran Gajbhiye says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I am Tantra Nivakuma, I am very much thankful to you because your blessings are continuosly with me & thanks to permit me to enter the garden of Dhamma Flowers. I wish, the fragrance of the Song Nguyen Tantra House will spread in every direction for the sake of all human beings.

    As per the teaching, i will try to not to open my doors for the unwanted & bad thoughts & concentrate on your each and every teaching.

    Thank you very much dear Holy Guru,

    May Guru’s all disciples be free from suffering & get progress on the path of enlightenment.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Nivakuma (Neerajkumar Samaran Gajbhiye) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con là Tantra Nivakuma. Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì Thầy đã để tâm gia hộ cho con trong suốt thời gian qua; đồng thời con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì Thầy đã cho phép con được bước vào vườn hoa đạo pháp của Mật gia.

      Con cầu nguyện cho hương đạo của Mật gia Song Nguyễn được lan tỏa khắp muôn nơi vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

      Con sẽ tuân theo lời Thầy dạy, sẽ quán xét hành vi của mình, sẽ cố gắng không mở cửa cho những niệm tưởng xấu ác, buông lung thế tục bước vào tâm con mà sẽ chú tâm tuân theo từng lời chỉ dạy của Thầy.

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy tôn quý.

      Con cầu nguyện tất cả học trò , đệ tử của Thầy đoạn trừ khổ đau và tiến tu trên hành trình giác ngộ.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  2. Ahmed Khan says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I am Tantra Sagovana.

    I am thankful to you for giving me a Dharma/Yoga name and for opening the Dharma garden to me.

    I will try my best to practice Dharma and to create good karma with my body, speech and mind.

    May all of Guru’s disciples be free from suffering and become enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch commnet của đạo hữu Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con là Tantra Sagovana.

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì Thầy đã ban cho con pháp danh và cho phép con có cơ hội được bước vào vườn hoa đạo pháp của Mật gia.

      Con sẽ cố gắng thực hành pháp và quán xét hành vi thân ngữ tâm để tạo ra nghiệp tốt.

      Con cầu nguyện cho tất cả học trò, đệ tử của Thầy đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  3. Dear Holy Guru,

    I deeply rejoice to read your article: “Close & open, open & close”. I would like to congratulate readers who have the yoga name this time.  I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching. I rejoice in Mat Dieu Hang’s good deed of translation. Her translation supports to flourish your discourse 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 Mat Dieu Hang have a good health, overcome difficulties in life and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  4. Lan Trần says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article in Vietnamese. I would like to congratulate readers of who have tantra names this time. I think they will have amazing experience when they come to the Garden of Dharma.

    Thank you Guru for your great information.

    I am elated by Mat Dieu Hang’s translation.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  5. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    Respected Guruji,

                           My pleasure to have such a dedicated Guru like you. feeling cool when coming through your letter. Feeling spontaneous to go through your letter. Great advice and strict rules of Dharma House made us leading discipline life. Dharma and Guru ji both are essential for a learner. I feel happy and got an opportunity to meet you respected Guruji during July 2018.  Exchange of positive thoughts / feelings as well as teachings of Guruji made us peaceful mind .

    I feel sorry for not replying you in time due to some unavoidable circumstances. I hope Guruji must understand the difficulties faced in day to day life. Guru ji, its my request please do not close your gate for your disciples  ….  as they are still depend upon you to learn from you. They are like nursery kids, they may do mistakes and you are the master and Guru ji so you are welcome them again and again. Doors are meant for the safety and security of the House. windows are meant for cross ventilation. 

    If you permit may I quote something from the Dharma story? 

    Hope this is my poor knowledge .

    With Regards,

    Tantra Vikrachitta.

  6. Tantra Maruta says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    My greetings to you and to all chanhtuduy readers

    Congratulations to the new Dharma brothers and sisters. May all of us benefits the wisdom of the holy Guru as we walk the path towards our enlightenment.

    I am Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con xin được thỉnh an Thầy.

      Con gửi lời chào đến các đạo hữu trên

      Con hoan hỷ chúc mừng những đạo hữu được tiếp cận  với trang nhà và đặc biệt những đạo hữu được Thầy ban pháp danh lần này. 

      Con cầu nguyện tất cả chúng con được nương tựa vào trì tuệ của Thầy tôn quý để được thong dong trên đạo lộ giải thoát.

      Con là Tantra Maruta, đến từ Philippines.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  7. tantraupatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    So kind of you that you opened 10 public articles for benefit of others.

    It’s so interesting to listen that fragrance of Dharma flowers flow in all directions and the flower never gets faded.

    May all disciples may get favourable conditions to read and post comments on Guru’s article.

    May Guru and his consort live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    May Guru’s disciples be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.


  8. Tantra Mahadeva says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    Its our good fortune to learn and understand the dharma from you. Sharing this dharma is a blessing.

    May all beings benefit from the dharma


    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!

      Chúng con thật may mắn và ơn phước khi được học và hiểu về pháp từ Thầy. Tấm lòng quảng độ, sự từ bi của Thầy cho phép chúng con được đọc các bài viết trên trang nhà chính là một ơn phước lớn lao mà Thầy ban cho chúng con.

      Con cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh tiếp cận được chánh pháp và có được lợi lạc từ việc thực hành chánh pháp.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  9. Steve Rogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    I am Tantra Haramitra

    I thank you for the words written and the peace and guidance I find in this garden of beauty and refuge.

    may all your new disciples find the same beauty as I do

    Holy Guru, may you have good health and long life for the benefit of all sentient beings

    Om mani padme hum

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:

      Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con là Tantra Haramitra.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời dạy của Thầy, sự chỉ dẫn của Thầy  và sự bình an mà con tìm thấy trong vườn hoa đạo pháp tươi đẹp này khi được nương tựa nơi Thầy.

      Con cầu nguyện tất cả những học trò mới tìm được sự bình an và nơi nương tựa chân thật như con.

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”


  10. Mô Phật!

    Mật thúy rất hoan hỉ với thiện hạnh dịch bài viết của vị sang tiếng Anh của đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng, cầu nguyện cho huynh luôn tin tấn thực hành pháp để được tha lực hộ trì cầu mông tất cả chúng sanh luôn có duyên lành biết đến chánh pháp OM ah hum.

  11. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru ,

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.  I thank you for this wonderful article given to us may you bless us financial and otherwise so that we can also give towards development of buddahism.  Poverty is one of those disease that causes a lot of issues to mankind for not knowing the truth may you bless us,holy Guru.

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being.

    Om mani padme hum

  12. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Thank you for giving me and other learners the opportunity to learn Dharma on Vimalakirti castle, and thank you for bestowing on me my Dharma name which is blessed by Yidam and Guru Rinpoche.

    May more new readers and learners be introduced to and have good chance to practice Dharma in this lifetime.

    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)



  13. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Holy Guru,

    I bow my head before your lotus feet!!!!! Thank you for sharing this article: “Director of ITA Institute, Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh: Close & Open, Open & Close”. First, I would like to congratulate the 6 people who received their Dharma name in this article. Such a precious gift indeed! From here you get the opportunity to start a new life through renunciation if you so choose. I think it is so wonderful of you Guru Thinley to make more articles public. I do not understand why someone who has been given the key to enter Vimalakirti Castle would waste such a magnificent fortuity. They are given the chance to view, listen and learn things that others are only able to marvel over.

    I obviously don’t know all the ins and outs but I’m sure there may be server costs or costs for security and maintenance on  and I am thankful beyond words for everything you do for us. Guru, I wish to show my gratitude and I am asking for permission to make an offering.

    Mat Dieu Hang,

    Thank you for this wonderful translation of Guru Thinley’s teaching. Your great deed supports the spread of Dharma and is an inspiration. May all of your legitimate wishes be granted within the right orbit of Dharma.

    May our Guru and his consort live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

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

    May the global pandemic caused by the Corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Mật Chi says:

      Kính bạch Thầy
      Con đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ!
      Con xin cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy và Cô
      Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh corona sớm được tiêu trừ.
      Om mani pedme hum

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