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Lesson 10: Practice Dharma in daily activities (Tu trong trạng thái động)

Right Buddhist teachings, wrong method of Dharma practice.

Lesson 10: Practice Dharma in daily activities

As I mentioned in previous lesson, the cultivator needs to focus on the 3 principal aspects of the path: Renunciation, Boddhicitta and Emptiness stressed by Great master Tsongkhapa (Tibet). If they miss one of three principal aspects, they cannot get the enlightenment.

The cultivator needs to focus on the 3 principal aspects of the path: Renunciation, Boddhicitta and Emptiness stressed by Great master Tsongkhapa (Tibet)

In fact, in the developing process, Buddhism gradually adapted the factor of “age” leading to reconsider we should remove or not apply what is not appropriate in the precepts, in the life of Shanga and Lay community. When Buddha entered into Nirvana, this issued was pointed out by Purna after his return from the journey for helping all living beings but was not accepted by Venerable Kassapa.

The nature of the issue is “to renounce what need renouncing” which Buddha pointed out when he was alive. For renunciation, the most important one is the spiritual detachment which is distilled the essence being consistent with the factors of “age”, “country” and “ethnicity”. Renunciation is based on Right thought  “knowing what need knowing” and then the practitioner makes a decision on “practicing what dharma is worth practicing”. From this point of view, there came 10 typical sects in China and Tantric became typical in Tibet.

Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

At the modern time, yogis apply the methods which are different from ones in the past to cultivate Tantric practices. For educational methods should be suitable with certain educational subjects, just as the students in specialized classes are taught in different methods from those who are in normal classes, or the method of teaching to ordinary students is different from to disable ones. Thus, in 21st century with the worldwide turbulence, there appears much influence relating to individuals, families, societies and countries in which practitioners choose the method of Dharma practice in daily activities or in holy space (in the static state).

Buddhists often practice Dharma in the holy space ( hall or meditation room) like chanting, worship, offerings, reciting the name of Buddha, mantra recitation and preaching….

In terms of chanting, one of 10 activities in Buddhism, depends on each Buddhist sect to focus on different sutras. There happened Jingtu (Pure Land) focusing mainly on four sutras (Amitaba sutra, Paramitas Buddhist recitation, Larger Sukhavathi Sutra, Sutra on the Contemplation of Buddha Amitayus); Tiantai sect- The Lotus Sutra; Huayan (Avataṃsaka) – Flower Ornament Sutra; The Vinaya sect- sutra about the regulatory framework for the sangha or monastic community of Buddhism; Esoteric sect – Tantric scriptures. Mantra sect itself has its own prayers or verses being different from each lineage as Nyingma, Sakya, Kagyu, Gelug. The cultivators practice principally focus on one Dharma in order to avoid the dispersion of energy and get the highest result of Prajna wisdom. At Buddha’s time, Chūdapanthaka was so dull-witted that, though instructed by five hundred arhats for three years, he was unable to learn even a single verse of the Buddhist teachings. Taking pity on him, the Buddha gave him a verse to learn. Finally Chūdapanthaka attained an awakening and reached the state of arhat after he learned the verse by heart with deeply comprehending.

Buddhists in many temples, monasteries chant all mantras, all sutras and chant mantras in accordance with seasons and topics. They recite Avalokitesvara Chapter  in the Suddharma-Pundarika Sutra for being at peace, they recite Ksitigarbhapranidhana-Sutra or The Ullambana Sutra for seeking rebirth in the Pure Land, they recite Sutra of the Diamond,  The Heart of the Prajna-Paramita-Sutra, Suddharma-Pundarika Sutra (The Lotus Sutra) for developing wisdom, they use Great Compassionate mantra, Shurangama Mantra, The five mantras for exorcising an evil spirit. They go to temples for mantra chanting and sutra recitation every day, but when they are asked what essence path of cultivation is or which school they practice, most of them including lay men or monks seem hesitant or confused. If Buddhists do not understand clearly which path of cultivation they are practice, how can they anticipate potholes or difficulties on the path to the city of liberation? Monks or nuns in many temples, therefore, accidentally let lay people become traditional Buddhists who only believe in Buddhism but not understanding; only know about Buddha drama but no practice the right dharma. As His holiness The Twelfth Gyalwang Drukpa once said: “dharma must be practiced correctly; otherwise there will occur a problem”. Likewise, Li Binh Nan asked his disciples, including Monk Chin Kung not to “read or listen to other Buddhist school”.

Li Binh Nan (Cư sĩ bồ tát Lý Bỉnh Nam)

In Song Nguyen Tantra House, practitioners only recite “The guidance to practice Tibetan Buddhism” which includes 3 prayers, verses representing for three principal aspects of the path as following: Sutra on the Eight Awakenings of Great People representing for Renunciation, Eight Verses for Training the Mind composed by Venerable Dromtönpa representing for Bodhicitta and The Heart of the Prajna-Paramita-Sutra representing wisdom of emptiness.

The Teachings such as meditation, mantra recitation, worship, pray … are similarly practiced the appropriate renunciation (right Method) to focus on the three principal aspects of the path (right Dharma). However, unlike monks with monastic life in the temple, monasteries, lay people are too busy earning for living that they cannot have enough time for reciting in temples every night or for sutra chanting at home twice or three times a day. Some people though can sit on meditation twice or three times a day at home, they only practice Dharma 2 or 3 hours per day in total; what can they do with the remaining time? The spiritual energy has just been gathered then is gradually dispersed in accordance with the changing of their worldly pleasure or sufferings after being out of sacred space. Monks or lay people, thus, who live in more active status than static state, need apply the appreciate method: “practice dharma in daily life”.

Thus, it is convenient to chant short mantra in combination with footsteps in daily activities which is spent much more time rather than static state (sacred space).

So, how to practice Dharma in daily life? The masters or gurus or teachers in temples, monasteries have already taught, I only mention some standpoints for reference. Suppose that someone chant Great Compassionate mantra or Shurangama Mantra which are too long, can they remember to recite them in daily activities? It is very easy for them to have an accident during their travelling when they focus on mantra recitation and have no attention on obstacles on road. Thus, it is convenient to chant short mantra in combination with footsteps in daily activities which is spent much more time rather than static state (sacred space).

Suppose practitioners think that each mantra has its own function like mantra A for penance, mantra B for offerings, mantra C for disaster removal; how can they remember all types of mantras for the purpose of their daily life which needs many kinds of treatment to many difficulties? Again, why did Guan Yin Bodhisattva utter: “only need to recite the six syllable mantra, which is enough”? There says in Tantric scriptures that the consciousness after death encountering the horrific spectacles only recites one mantra, they spontaneously get the liberation. If they do not focus on one mantra, which mantras can they chant at that time or do they have enough time to choose the appropriate mantra?

So does meditation! Practitioners sit on meditation for 1 – 2 hours in sacred space, how can they meditate when they go out of sacred condition? Minh Duc in Hanoi coming to Song Nguyen Tantra House said that practitioners who practice the meditation on in-and-out breathing can meditate everywhere and at any time. Good deed! In the case of talking to others, how can you practice the meditation on in-and-out breathing? In case of focusing on doing something like repairing computer or teaching in the classroom, how can you meditate on in-and-out breathing? Can you practice breathing meditation while you are suffering from bad smell in the polluted environment? Can you practice breathing meditation during your travelling on road? Despite the fact that breathing present everywhere, the meditation on in-and-out breathing need an appropriate space, of course it is not suitable with daily life as working or other worldly activities. Unfortunately we spend time on daily activities ten times as much as on religious life which depends entirely on the sacred space!

Lotus Flower Estrade at night

Practitioners in Song Nguyen Tantra House donot practice breathing meditation but take up “Boddhicitta vow” as their subject of meditation. This subject is in 16 activities of daily life regarding a means of approaching the path of enlightenment by which Dilgo Khentse had taught many generation of Tantric yogis. Method and target of this Dharma approaching has been written in the article of “What is Tantric Yoga”, I do not need to write again about this issue. However, it is the most important issue focusing on the factors of “age” and “country”, practitioners should decrease the energy in this state and focus on energy in that state, called Renunciation in the orbit of right Dharma. If you cling to the issue that cultivation need to go to the temple, practice of meditation need to sit in the sacred space, depend on your ability or condition, I do not want to discuss. To end this lesson, I would like to quote Mat Hai’s comment for the purpose of aiming at the important role of Renunciation.

As Mat Tue Tin’s saying a proverb: “all roads lead to rome”, Mat Hai remember that I once listened to our Guru’s discourse on Buddha’s saying “Just as the great oceans have but one taste, the taste of salt, so do all the teachings of the Buddha have but one taste, the taste of liberation” in Lotus Sutra.

“But it is difficult for everyone to find the appropriate method of dharma practice. There are many people who practice many methods at the same time resulting in not being professional, likewise, there is a saying in the army that goes: “a few things but good”- Mat Hai rejoices in Mat Tue Tin’s saying, why? If a Buddhist with low background on the path to liberation practices many methods of Dharma, just like each foot in each boat, he rows this boat today then rows another boat tomorrow; if there happens upstream with many dangers, how can he be safe to lead quickly to the bank of liberation.

Om mani padme hum

Although “all roads lead to rome”, there are thousands of roads, there is no reason why we travel on all roads in turns or go on many roads simultaneously. Despite the fact that all the teachings of the Buddha have but one taste, the taste of liberation, we should understand profoundly Buhhda’s teaching in order to keep precepts and practice Boddhicitta in term of not to criticize Buddha’s teachings but not to practice many methods of Dharma at the same time, or hesitant to try many methods. As our Guru’s teachings, we should renounce the Dharma attachment in order to avoid from the failure of “wrong approach”, whereby practitioners can get progress on the path of liberation.

In brief, without Guru’s guidance and teaching, it is very difficult for us to find the suitable method with our ability resulting in the sinking forever in or diverting among the vast Dharma seas.

Phuoc Thanh village, 22nd August 2013

THINLEY-NGUYEN THANH

Translated by Mat Dieu Hang


Original Vietnamese post: Bài 10: GIÁO PHÁP ĐÚNG, PHƯƠNG PHÁP SAI (Tu trong trạng thái động)

The same topic:

Right Buddhist teachings, wrong method of dharma practice (20 lessons) – Thinley Nguyên Thành

Lesson 1: Five arguments from a profound and rigorous philosopher, Dharmakirti)

Lesson 2: Focusing on the factors of Age, Country and Ethnicity

Lesson 3: Abandoning the subjective opinions

Lesson 4: A rich man lost the key of his treasury

Lesson 5: One Mantra, one Bodhichitta

Lesson 6: Admiration but independence on formality

Lesson 7: Mantra with its phonetic symbol

Lesson 8: Renouncing what needs renouncing

Lesson 9: Attaching to dharma resulting from clinging to ego

Lesson 10: Practice Dharma in daily activities

Lesson 11: Bodhicitta development, mantra recitation with footsteps

Lesson 12: The superiority of Bodhicitta (Ưu việt Tâm bồ đề)

Lesson 13: Bodhicitta: meditation of focused attention and visualization (Bồ đề tâm: chỉ quán song hành)

Lesson 14: Approach Prajna Paramita (acorrect view of emptiness) by Yidam visualization (Tiếp cận trí huệ bát nhã trong thiền quán Bổn tôn)

Lesson 15 : 3 Ultimate means, 7 Ornaments and 9 Characteristics relating to Yidam visualization

Lesson 16: DO NOT FEEL INFERIOR

  1. Mật Hồng Tuyến says:
    Mô Phật,
    Pháp đệ hoan hỷ và tán thán thiện hạnh dịch bài của Đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng.
    Cầu mong cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.
  2. thanh thuy says:
    Thua thay con da doc xong bai nay roi ah
    Om ah hum
  3. Mật Thiệu says:
    Mô Phật!
    Pháp đệ thật hoan hỷ với bài dịch của Đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng sang tiếng Anh.Qua bài này,đệ được ôn lại những giáo pháp tinh túy mà Thầy truyền trao,tu trong trạng thái động phù hợp với cư sĩ tại gia như chúng ta.Hy vọng với những bài dịch này các bạn đọc hữu duyên do ngăn cách ngôn ngữ sẽ tiếp cận với pháp một cách dễ hơn.
    Cầu chúc Đạo huynh và gia đình hanh thông mọi việc.
    Cầu mong tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.
    Om mani padme hum.
  4. Mật Hảo says:
    Mật Hảo hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh của Đạo Huynh Mật Diệu Hằng đã giúp cho những bài pháp của Thầy được đa dạng về ngôn ngữ, giúp nhiều người trên thế giới có thể biết đến chánh pháp.
    Cầu mong chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.
    Om ah hum
  5. Mật Huệ Pháp says:
    Dear Mat Dieu Hang,

    This is one of my favorite discourses from our holy Guru. Thanks to his teachings, I now can take back confidence in my cultivation path. I am highly grateful that thanks to the method of meditation in action that our Guru has introduced, I can easily practice in all daily activities without any interruption. All of what he is teaching us is the core and quintessence of Dharma. The cause is quintessence, thus will lead to the ultimate result. Knowing this, the practitioner will avoid a serious mistake as trying too many practicing methods at the same time or now using this method, now other. From this point, “we should renounce the Dharma attachment in order to avoid from the failure of “wrong approach”, whereby practitioners can get progress on the path of liberation.” To do this, the prerequisite condition a practitioner should have is to meet a real Guru who will help us find suitable method to get progresses in our cultivation path. Thank you for your wonderful translation. All best wishes to you.

    May our Guru live long for the sake of all sentient beings
    May all sentient beings be free from attachment and able to drink quintessence of true Dharma
    Om Ah Hum

  6. Mật Phước says:
    Mô Phật
    Pháp đệ hoan hỷ tán thán thiện hạnh dịch bài giảng pháp của vị Thầy “Bai 10 Giáo pháp đúng, phương pháp sai” từ Việt ngữ sang Anh ngữ của Đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng. Ngõ hầu giúp chúng sanh hữu duyên tìm về con đường giải thoát.
    Kính Bạch Thầy
    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã truyền dạy cho chúng con những pháp tu để giải thoát, phù hợp với căn cơ của mỗi người, phù hợp theo tính thời đại, tính quốc độ, tính dân tộc. Và áp dụng pháp vào cuộc sống, cuộc sống vào pháp, để đời đạo luôn sông hành, nhầm an lạc đời sau.
    Con cầu nguyện sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của Thầy, Cô.
    cầu mong tất cả chúng sanh uống được tinh tuý cam lồ.
    Om Ah Hum.
  7. Mật Phước says:
    Mô Phật
    Pháp đệ hoan hỷ tán thán thiện hạnh dịch bài giảng của vị Thầy “Bài 10 Giáo pháp đúng, phương pháp sai” từ Việt ngữ sang Anh ngữ của Đạo huynh Mật Diệu Hằng. Ngõ hầu giúp chúng sanh hữu duyên tìm về con đường giải thoát.
    Kính Bạch Thầy
    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã truyền dạy cho chúng con những pháp tu để giải thoát, phù hợp với căn cơ của mỗi người, phù hợp theo tính thời đại, tính quốc độ, tính dân tộc. Và áp dụng pháp vào cuôc sống, cuộc sống vào pháp, để đời đạo luôn song hành, nhầm an lạc đời này, cực lạc đời sau.
    Con cầu nguyện sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của Thầy, Cô.
    Cầu mong tất cả chúng sanh uống được tinh tuý cam lồ.
    Om Ah Hum.
  8. Kanji says:
    Dear Guru,
    I’ve read through this article.
    I’m getting a better general idea of teaching methods at the house from those articles. Thank you for making the articles available on the net and great translation.
    May our Guru and Dakini live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient being achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature
    Om ah hum
  9. Akshay Kumar says:
    Dear Guru
    I have read this article. It is a very interesting one. Thank you so much. I think one must follow the easily remembered short mantra and have a guru for guidance.
    May the Guru live long for the sake of all beings.
    May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.
    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép dịch comment của đạo hữu Akshay Kumar sang tiếng Việt như sau ạ:

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con đã đọc bài này rồi ạ. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì bài viết hay. Theo con hiểu Phật tử nên học thực hành câu thần chú ngắn, gọn, dễ nhớ và cần có vị Thầy hướng dẫn, chỉ bảo.

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  10.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Guru : Muchas Gracias por publicar estos interesantes articulos . Fundamentalmente en la practica del Dharma tenemos que enfocarnos en los tres aspectos mas importantes del camino …a saber : Renuncia ,Bodhichita y Vacio.  Ademas debemos tener un mantra , que en este caso , seria el mantra corto. y .., Lo mas importante tener un Guru que con su amabilidad ,sabiduria y compasion nos ayude a encontrar el metodo adecuado para progresar en el camino…Gracias Amado Guru …Que el guru tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes , Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas .OM MANI PADME HUM

  11. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol GURU;

    My name is Tantra Siramitra.

    Very good article, and very inlitining like the Venerebol GURU said we can’t work in to paths in the same time, or we can’t seat in two chears in the same time Orel’s we find ourselves on the floor.

    Chudapanthaka managed to achieve liberation he couldn’t learn much but Lords Buddha put chudapanthaka to sweep the Cort yard in the tempol and Avery time he swept he had to said dirty is not dirty attachment is dirty and reappearing that in the and he achieved liberation. Thank you venerebol Guru.

    OM MANI PADME HUM……

    Faithfully.

  12. Steve Rogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    I am Tantra Haramitra

    i thank you for your teaching and give respect to you.

    i am feeling blessed that I was guided to you as my Holy Guru and give blessings to you for your guidance and teaching. The blessings and strength I find in Tibetan Buddhism are great and bring me peace and happiness.

    I know that the path doesn’t have to be complicated but many roads can lead to enlightenment. I am using the Mani Mantra in my daily life and it helps me with my practice. It is of benefit that I can say it with only small windows of time available and calms, strengthen and empowers me to continue to practice for the benefit of all sentient beings. I find that my path is always enlightened when I am serving others in an effort to reduce their suffering.

    Meditation is a wonderful tool for clearing my mind and body to assist more sentient beings and I am learning to use different opportunities to undertake this skill.

    Your guidance, Holy Guru, is giving me the strength to help others with a grateful heart and I thank you.

    May the holy Guru have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha ‘s nature.

    for your consideration Holy Guru

    On mani padme hum

  13. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for this article. I agree that there are many roads to Rome and it is true that without your guidance, finding liberation would be a difficult task with all of the information out there on Buddhism. It’s easy to become confused and give up with all of the information. It doesn’t make sense until it is put together as you have done in an orderly way. I appreciate your article and all it is teaching me and others. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings. May we find the enlightenment we seek. Om Mani Padme Hum

    • 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. Đúng là có rất nhiều con đường đến Rome nhưng nếu không có sự hướng dẫn của Thầy thì chúng con khó có thể đạt được giải thoát chỉ với việc tìm kiếm tất cả các thông tin về đạo Phật. Chúng con sẽ bị mất phương hướng, chán nản và dễ dàng từ bỏ đạo Phật khi tiếp nhận nhiều thông tin về đạo Phật. Nếu không được Thầy dạy chúng con lớp lang thứ tự thì tất cả thông tin về đạo Phật từ kinh sách cũng không có ý nghĩa gì.

      Con hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh của Thầy đã viết bài trên chanhtuduy.com dạy chúng con và hữu tình.

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

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đạt được giác ngộ.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  14. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    Tnank you for sharing this article.

    It is important to practice Dharma in daily life and we must not use too many approaches/methods at one time.

    May Guru, Guru’s consort, and Guru’s disciples be free from suffering and become enlightened.

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and become enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

     

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Con hiểu rằng điều quan trọng là thực hành pháp trong trạng thái động,  trong cuộc sống hàng ngày; và khi thực hành pháp thì cần phải tập trung vào một phương pháp rõ ràng,  không được thực hành nhiều giáo pháp cùng một lúc. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan) 

       

  15. Roy clark says:
    thank you for this article.
  16. Navin Kumar says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article.It is important to practice Dharma in daily life and we must not use too many methods at one time.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Navin Kumar sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cản tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này. Con hiểu rằng điều quan trọng là thực hành pháp trong cuộc sống hàng ngày và chúng con không nên thực hành nhiều giáo pháp cùng một lúc ạ. 

  17. Foxxie Luna Inariusagi says:
    Thank you so much.
  18. Dear holy Guru,

    I would like to thank you for your wonderful article which reminds me of the importance of practicing dharma in daily life with the right method and the suitable approach at the modern time. It is the method to practice dharma in daily life to purify the mind and correct the actions of body,  speech and mind for the temporary happiness this life and ever-lasting bliss next life.

    For practitioners who sit in meditation for long time,  for 5 years or many years but can not end the suffering,  their practice goes in vain. The same cases for practitioners who only recite mantras,  chant sutras or learning by heart,  but their minds are not transformed. Such practices are useless. If the Buddha’s teachings are for learning by heart or only reading,  it goes useless. The Buddha’s teachings help all sentient beings free from suffering so that we should practice dharma in daily life with the right and suitable methods. In addition,  compared with the amount of the static practice,  practicing dharma in daily life is much more effective and has much more time to purify the mind. Obviously,  2 hours to sit in a room can not compare with 24 hours in daily life. At the modern time,  life is so busy,  modern people can not sit long in a room. Therefore,  practicing in daily life is the most suitable and effective methods for practitioners nowadays.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful article whereby I have learnt a lot on how to practice chẩn right and effectively.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  19. tantraupatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    Reading this article again and again gives me a deep understanding and logic behind one life one mantra that is Om Mani Padme Hum.

    The time has changed and the world keeps on changing with modern technology and comforts, making the people suffer more for getting basic things required to lead their life. In their journey to earn bread and butter and satisfy their wants, people are left with very little energy to practise meditation. Hence fail to get good results by practicising meditation.

    Long mantras, sitting for hours together to focus on breath and other traditional methods of practicising meditation and Dharma may not be suitable to all class of people.

    Hence it is suggested to practise one life one mantra and other methods of practising meditation which can be done in each and every movement of life taught by Guru leading us to path of liberation in this life and coming lives.

    May Guru and his consort live long for benefit of other beings, protected and get enlightened.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  20. Lynwood Furthington says:
    Thank you.
  21. Tantra Kasila(Vivek S) says:
    Dear holy Guru

    This was an interesting article.We know all rivers end up in same sea irrespective of the path they travel.As far as human beings is considered sea can be considered as liberation and rivers as the path.If we have to chose a river it’s better to chose the one that takes us to the sea in the easiest way without much complexity and that easiest way is practicing dharma.

    May the gur live long and all the sentinel beings have the peacefulness and calmness achieved by Buddha.

  22. Aman Prakash says:
    Dear guru

    Very clear satisfaction comes to me. This is the question I always get confused off that what is the proper way to practice dhamma??. But my goodness as greeting guru like you. As my knowledge budhha also firtly get confused how to practice and change it many times. As my experience, praying or reciting mantra is good but if it not exist there will be no any affect on practicing dhamma. But also we know all ocean have same taste. All path lead to enlightenment as many sacts available. Being you as guru does not ensure to get enlightenment but I know you always show the correct way to get true nature.

    Thank you guru

    May all sensient being attain true nature

  23. Abrar Bhatti says:
    Dear Guru JI,

    Thank you for enriching us towards the path of libration that leads to Nibana.
    We choose many difficult methods but end up at nothing as we go out from the orbit of right Dharma. But you helped me to understand that as we all have the bodhi nature but we need a Guru help how to practice the 3 principles.

    Om Mani Padme Hum,

    Tantra Rahlahu

  24. Simon Michael says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I thank you for this wonderful article you have given to us.in this article what I understand that is that dharma teaching are difficult to understand  without the guidance of Guru, may  guru use his wisdom to understand so that we can perform the right dharma.

    May Guru live long for the seek of sentient being.

  25. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Simon Michael sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì Thầy đã cho chúng con đọc bài viết tuyệt vời này. Con hiểu rằng nếu không có sự chỉ dạy của Thầy thì chúng con khó có thể hiểu được lời Phật dạy.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy để tâm gia hộ cho con được nương tựa trí tuệ của Thầy để hiểu lời Phật dạy mà hành đúng pháp.

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

     

     

  26. Tantra Mashinaga says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article. My understanding lf this article is that We must use our daily activities to practice the dharma. I also understand that I should not try to practice other schools of discipline because it will not serve me as well as only practicing vajrayana buddhism. I think personally that vajrayana buddhism is indeed what the Buddha had in mind when he gave us thousands of paths to reach enlightenment. I look forward to many more articles from my Guru, in order to strengthen my practice.

    May Guru live a long and happy life

    May all beings be free from suffering and attain happiness

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Mashinaga(Mark Hamilton)

  27. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Mashinaga (Mark Halmiton)  sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã viết bài.

    Con hiểu rằng chúng con nên tận dụng các hoạt động hàng ngày để thực hành pháp. Và con cũng hiểu rằng chúng con không nên thực hành thêm  tông phái khác bởi vì điều đó không có lợi cho con, con nên thực hành duy nhất kim cang thừa. Con hiểu rằng kim cang thừa là một trong những tu pháp mà đức Phật đã chỉ dạy chúng sanh đạt được giác ngộ tối thượng. Con mong chờ được đọc thêm nhiều bài viết của Thầy để con có động lực hành pháp.

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

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ khổ đau và đạt được hạnh phúc chân thật.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Con Tantra Mashinaga (Mark Hamilton)

     

  28. Mật Nhất Nguyên (Lê Duy Trí) says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for the lesson. Through this article, I have learned that, while there are so many paths leading toward liberation, having one suitable path is enough. The path I’m following at Song Nguyen Tantra House is tailored by the Guru for lay Buddhists with a busy life, and I am one of them. That is why Pure Mind Yoga practices are simple, easy to memorize, easy to practice and quintessential. Sometimes I find myself reacting to adversities with Dharma practices instead of worldly feelings, and I feel at peace for being a part of the Dharma orbit.

    I am grateful for the lesson. I rejoice in Darma brother Mat Dieu Hang’s translation of this article. I pray for the good health and longevity of the Guru and His Consort for the sake of all sentient beings. May Dharma’s brother Mat Dieu Hang achieve all his rightful wishes. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  29. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:
    Holy Guru, thank you for this lesson “Practice dharma in daily activities” I have learned not to practice too many paths of Dharma. I trust the path you are sharing and this is the way I will practice. I am very grateful for you.

    Mat Dieu Hang,  your translations are deeply appreciated and your dedication is greatly inspiring. Thank you so much!

    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

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