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Lesson 5: KEEPING MIND IN BALANCE TO APPROACH TRUE NATURE (Giữ tâm quân bình, thái độ hân thưởng)

 Lesson 5: KEEPING MIND IN BALANCE TO APPROACH TRUE NATURE

Upon teaching the disciples, the Buddha took an example on a wood log that floated on the spring. He insisted that unless it settled on either side of the riverbank, it would flow straightly to the sea.

The Buddha took example on a floating wood log on the spring

 

Another anecdote goes that a bhikkhu was making all efforts to concentrate his mind but he finally could not. The Buddha knew that this bhikkhu used to be a skillful Sitar player before he lived a monastic life, he took the image of this instrument to teach him.

The Buddha asked:” Does the gentle sound come from the over-tightened strings?”

“No”, replied disciple

“Does the gentle sound come from over-slackened strings?”

“Absolutely not”

“Then could you meditate in this way? Neither too tight nor too slack”.

The bhikkhu followed the Buddha’s instruction by keeping his mind balanced during meditation and as the result, he found the nature of Wisdom Mind.

“Does the gentle sound come from the over-tightened strings?”

 

Normally, some practitioners feel lazy in practice, just like the flame is sometimes strong, sometimes weak or even dies, thus the food can’t be cooked well. On the contrary, some are so diligent that they follow extremely strict sessions and every details of practice like a clock but still they cannot gain results. Why? Because too much tension in practicing the Dharma will cause mental illness. The practitioner therefore should keep their mind in balance, avoiding too much tension or laziness.

In previous lessons, I have described wonderful functions and abilities of pure secret essence and introduced logical arguments of great siddhas as the foundation for the formation of ways linking with the pure energy. The most important thing is how to keep it as an inexhaustible spiritual source that runs unimpeded. All this can be done by keeping our mind balanced (not too tense nor too loose). In order to gain a balanced mind, we need build an enjoyable attitude from which we freely play with our mind.

In “The Magic Dance: The Display of the Self-nature of the Five Wisdom Dakinis”, reverend Master Thinley Norbu taught that in any Buddhist or non-Buddhist practices, it is necessary to have a playful mind which is non-seeking and unobstructed and to increase the natural pure energy of the subject.

In any Buddhist or non-Buddhist practices, it is necessary to have a playful mind which is non-seeking and unobstructed and to increase the natural pure energy of the subject.

 

So what is “thai do han thuong” (enjoyable attitude) and how to turn the attitude (subtle element) into enlightenment quality (pure element)? First of all, we need know the meaning of “han thuong”. “Han” refers to the joyfulness while “Thuong” means enjoy something simply by looking at it or enjoy something with knowledge or by distinction. In short, “han thuong” means a joyful enjoyment by five sense organs (ear, eyes, nose, tongue and mind).

In our daily life, we often enjoy happy events like the celebrations of wedding, birthday or the baby’s first birthday… . It’s not wrong! However, it’s a condition that links us with the gross elements that are impermanent.  A man painfully told me that he used to happily and proudly welcome the birth of his son but now this son brought shame on the whole family for the crime he’d committed. A woman complained that she was so happy to witness her daughter tying the knot with a man but now she wished her not to get married because this couple had moved out to avoid seeing her.

A woman complained that she was so happy to witness her daughter tying the knot with a man but now she wished her not to get married because this couple had moved out to avoid seeing her.

Enjoyment after Dharmakaya offering

On the contrary, the Buddha taught the practitioner to enjoy life by “always staying content with modesty; retaining the path and take solely wisdom as career” (The Eight Great Causes of Enlightenment Sutra). Here we can see the unimpeded spirit of the Buddhist who always enjoy life even in simple conditions of clothes, food, seat and resting place. Why can they overcome material difficulties? Because the Buddha taught his disciples not to attach to but rather take the gross or subtle elements as a test for their spiritual level. An anecdote goes that a rain destroyed the roof of the tent where accommodated two monks. The young monk grumbled all night for this unexpected accident while the elder one bowed his hands in front of the chest praying:” O’ my Yidam, may I give you my sincerest gratefulness for  protecting our tent from being collapsed so that we can stay through this long night!” Then he fell asleep with contentment till next morning. The young monk meanwhile woke up with a haggard look.

O’ my Yidam, my sincerest gratfulness to you

 

During the time of Mahayana, vajrayana masters taught about the correlation to five senses (form, sound, scent, taste and touch) in the way that is described in the following verse: “We enjoy worldly pleasures without attached mind. We have inward but not outward renunciation.” Siddha Tilopa taught that: “The problem is not enjoyment. The problem is attachment.” This means we “use but not abuse”, irrespective of gross or subtle elements.  Failure or success, all originate from this key point.

“The problem is not enjoyment. The problem is attachment.”

Lama Yeshe Rinpoche taught:” When we experience something pleasant, we enjoy it in easy way and claim no more. We have such easygoing attitude for perceiving that such enjoyment is impermanent and that we are heading to higher happiness – accessing the true nature. By this noble goal, we would neither be driven by sensory pleasures nor disappointed at bad things happened to us. In other words, instead of relying on objects of senses as a solution to our satisfaction, we lay belief on our own inner strength”. (“Introduction to Tantra – A Vision of Totality”).

When we experience something pleasant, we enjoy it in easy way and claim no more.

In the Avalokitesvara Sraddhotpada sastra, Hai Tin (author) said: ” You have full rights to enjoy comforts over your own money. You have full rights to enjoy any respects over your social position. The practice of Avalokiteshvara Bodhisattva (i.e recite his name, chanting his mantra) does not create a pessimism or optimism. A practitioner should know where he is standing, live with what he is possessing and enjoy what he has full rights over.

He can feel the happiness arisen from the smoothness of a mattress.

He can feel the happiness arisen from a tasty food.

What counts is the moment he loses the mattress and got no delicious meal.

He also has a wife but voluptuousness cannot seduce him to commit bad deeds.

He also has a family but flesh-and-blood relations cannot deprive him of his own good intentions

He also has a job but the benefits cannot drive him to the way of harming others.

Mind cultivation means to put all unwholesome thoughts back to the right track of mindfulness. Why so? Unwholesome thoughts will disturb your mind. They make you think you have possessive rights over things that do not legitimately belong to you.

Mind cultivation means to put all unwholesome thoughts back to the right track of mindfulness.

Conversly, you will be absolutely free to enjoy anything in favorable circumstances. What are favorable circumstances? Favorable circumstances mean environments and conditions in which you are entitled to enjoy what you like and with a tranquil mind.

This explains why the practitioner always finds happiness but not sadness, peace and joy but not misery. Why? The practice does not prevent him from enjoying worldly pleasures but saves him from what are called sufferings…”. Above is the attitude of enjoyment both in monastic and lay life, thanks to which we can enjoy but are not driven by five desires (panca visaya). This will help us create a balanced mind which easily connects to the pure energy. Nonetheless, in practicing ten spiritual  activities in Buddhism, both Mahayana and Vajrayana, how to have an attitude which helps the practitioner enjoy life  but still not go off track? I will present in the next lesson.

Phuoc Thanh Village, July 17, 2013

THINLEY-NGUYEN THANH

Translated by Mat Hue Phap


Bài 5: GIỮ TÂM QUÂN BÌNH, THÁI ĐỘ HÂN THƯỞNG 

  1.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Santo Guru : Cada dia sus articulos nos ayudan para que sus discipulos encuentren , paz y armonia en sus vidas. Profundo agradecimiento , por compartirlos y por tomarse el tiempo para escribirlos. Absolutamente , nada , es permanente , excepto el Cambio……Podemos disfrutar  de la vida , sin apego .El cultivo de la mente significa devolver todos los pensamientos insanos a la senda correcta de la atencion plena. Porque?…Pensamientos desagradables perturbaran la mente . Te hace pensar que tienes derechos posesivos sobre cosas que legitimamente no te pertenecen . Dicho esto , solamente podemos , depender de la practica, asi tambien de la fe , que podemos tener en el buen karma que estamos construyendo . Este es un viaje de toda la vida. Poco a poco vamos aprendiendo …Seguiremos aprendiendo y siguiendo sus instrucciones , en este viaje hacia la liberacion …Querido Guru …Que todos los seres se beneficien , que seas feliz y tengas  una larga vida….Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad de la verdadera naturaleza de Buda . OM MANI PADME HUM

  2. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. I have read your article attentively and I would like to express my thoughts on it. I know that’s thoughts. And thoughts that we have learned are sometimes restless and out of stock. As nothing is permanent and our biggest mistake should not be that we hold on and cling. Birthdays, weddings are short moments of happiness but when we meditate daily we will find our center and our happiness and strength within us because through the meditations we calm and purify our minds and only then will we succeed in the path of enlightenment. I have read a story that I would like to tell you. It was about a man appearing before God and saying to that man it is time to go. and the human replied that he still had so much in mind. But God said he was sorry but the time of man has come and God put a suitcase in front of these people. and the person asked if his belongings or his money is in this suitcase. God answered these things you never really heard. You belong to the world. Man asked are all my memories in this suitcase? God answered calmly these memories did not hear you, they belong to the time. Again asked the man are in the suitcase my talents. And God said these talents belong to the circumstances as they came to you. Astonished, the human being asked, are my friends in the suitcase? Again God answered the friends did not belong to you they belonged to your way. Again, the man asked if it was his family and God answered that his family belonged to the heart as well. Then the man spoke then my body is in the suitcase but God answered that the body turned to dust. The man became angry and tore open the suitcase and he saw that the suitcase was empty. With tears in his eyes, man asked, so I never owned anything? God said you had something. Every moment you lived was yours. Your existence was a sequence of moments that belonged to you. Therefore, we should think carefully about how we live our lives and enjoy this life. Material things are insignificant. We sure need them to live. But how we shape our lives is in our hands. When we believe and trust in material values, we end up in samsara. But as we transform our minds with consistent happiness, practicing the Dharma daily and expanding our knowledge and reading and commenting on the Articles of our holy Guru, we will go on the right path of liberation to enlightenment. May Buddhism and the precious Dharma be lived around the world for the benefit of all. May our holy guru and disciple have a long and healthy life for the benefit of all and with happiness. May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha s nature. OM MANI PADME HUM

  3. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    It’s a beautiful article explaining us how to enjoy the life in good or bad circumstances with a balanced mind.

    May all beings enjoy everything they possess but do not get attached to them.

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

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    May all beings have a balanced mind.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được 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 hay và lợi lạc này. 

      Bài viết luận giảng cho chúng con hiểu được cách hân thưởng cuộc sống với tâm quân bình dù trong lúc khó khăn hay trong hoàn cảnh thuận lợi. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh hân thưởng cuộc sống,  ghi nhớ biết đủ và không bám chấp vào những gì mình đã có. 

      Cầu nguyện Thầy và người phối ngẫu tâm linh của Thầy trụ thế lâu dài,  thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh giữ tâm quân bình,  đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ tối thượng. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. “

  4. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Nice article. As we know averything is transitory, good things, and bad things, nothing lasts, averting changes from one moment to the next! Only our practice dousent cheng, beside the circumstances we all weis carry the armor of the the Holly Dharma.

    Thank you.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM……

  5. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at your lotus feet.

    Dharma pracPract we do should also be neither too tight not too slack just as the Sitar musical instrument in which musical sound could not be obtained if its strings are over slackened or over tightened as the beautiful example  given by Buddha ! Like wise there should be a balance in all the works we do avoiding the two extremes !

    Every thing should be done with a modesty in a sportive mind, with a joyful enjoyment by five sense organs.

    Master Tilopa said, ” The problem is not enjoyment, the problem is attachment” !

    Instead of our deep attachment to our sensory pleasures, we have to depend on our inner Spiritual strength!.”

    Mind cultivation through Dharma practices means to put all unwholesome thoughts back to the right track of mindfulness. Then, you will be free to enjoy anything in favourable circumstances within the orbit of Dharma in tranquil mind!. This does not prevent one from enjoying worldly pleasures  but leaves him from sufferings free from five desires thus keeepik the mind balanced and tranquil.

    This attitude helps one the art of how to enjoy life but still not go out of track of Dharma orbit.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan

    ( Tantra Nirvadeva )

     

  6. Nguyên Thành says:

    Your solid faith and diligence in practicing the dharma lead you to the happiness in life and the progress on the path to enlightenment. 

  7. Mô Phật!

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

  8. Pamela Burridge says:

    It is a wise lesson you have given me. Before I took my inner vows, I noticed how joyful Buddhists were. After my vows, I wondered when the joy would come to me. I now realize, I was the one blocking my joy through my attachments. You have shown me a great lesson. I will read and reread your article to make sure the lesson sinks in.

    Thank you.

  9. Hanumanthappa says:

    Very nice article guruji. om guru Om .

  10. Dear Holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read your nice article. Keeping the mind balance is the key factor for Buddhist practitioners to go on the Middle Way. Attachment is the main reason of suffering,  but how to avoid attachments and keeping the mind in balance are still the problems needed to be solved. As a saying of Buddha in the sutra of Dhammapada:

    “Mind is the forerunner of (all evil) states.

    Mind is chief; mind-made are they.

    If one speaks or acts with wicked mind,

    because of that, suffering follows one,

    even as the wheel follows the hoof of the draught-ox.

    Mind is the forerunner of (all good).

    Mind is chief; mind-made are they.

    If one speaks or acts with pure mind,

    because of that, happiness follows one,

    even as one’s shadow that never leaves.”

    The mind or the attitude in this life is very important to set up our actions of mind,  speech and body. A saying of Tilopa of that “The problem is not enjoyment. The problem is attachment.” pointed out the importance of right attitudes in this life and on the spiritual path to enlightenment.

    More importantly, the ultimate goal of practicing the Dharma is to get wisdom. Why we have to focus on the other things which do not help us get wisdom like making charity,  being strict vegetarians, building temples,  worshipping Gods and other wrong view rituals? With wisdom,  we are clearly able to enjoy life with the balanced mind, no attachments.

    Thank you so much for your wonderful article which teaches me a nice lesson on the Middle Path.

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

    I also rejoice in the good deed of Mat Hue Phap who translated your article into English. Her noble work supports to spread the Buddha’s teachings written in your articles all over the world for the benefit of all beings.

    May Mat Hue Phap get successful in life and be joyful on the path to enlightenment with balanced mind.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  11. Gautam Sandesh-yan varman says:

    Dear holy Guruji!!

    Thanks for the wonderful article ..

    You have described the middle way beautifully…

    Namo buddhāya!!!!

     

  12. Steve Rogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    i am Tantra Haramitra

    i thank you for these words.I am spending more time just enjoying the moment and not worrying about what I don’t have or where I should be. I have just spent the afternoon on some sand dunes by the sea, the pleasure I got from just having peace in a beautiful setting was wonderful. It was just taking time to make the most of what I had at that precise moment made me feel whole.

    I thank the Holy Guru for his wisdom and guidance, may he have a long healthy life for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    Om mani padme hum

  13. Nguyễn Thanh Xuân says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con Mật Tấn Lực hoan hỷ tán thán thiện hạnh của đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã chuyển ngữ bài viết của vị Thầy sang tiếng Anh. Giúp bạn đọc hữu duyên có cơ hội được đọc, hiểu bài viết của vị Thầy tâm linh, có cơ hội được kết nối với vị Thầy tôn quý trên tranh chanhtuduy.com.

    Con cầu nguyện cho ánh sáng chánh kiến Phật đà và ánh sáng trí tuệ của vị Thầy được lan tỏa tới bạn đọc và chúng sanh khắp muôn nơi.

    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe, sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì đại nghiệp hoằng dương chánh pháp, vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh.

    Pháp đệ cầu nguyện cho đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp gia đình hạnh phúc, thành tựu Đời  – Đạo song hành.

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

    Om Ma Ni Pad Me Hum!

  14. Kính Bạch Thầy.

    Con hoan hỉ tán thán thiện hạnh của đạo huynh Mật Huệ Pháp đã chuyển ngữ bài viết của Thầy sang tiếng Anh, nhằm giúp cho chúng sanh hữu tình ở nước ngoài được tiếp cận với ánh sáng chánh pháp của Đức Phật ngang qua những bài viết trên chanhtuduy.com tại Mật gia song Nguyễn, để được cơ hội bước đi trên con đường giải thoát qua sự chỉ dạy của vị Thầy Mật giáo .

    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy Cô vì hạnh phúc của chúng sanh.

    Cầu mong cho tất cả chúng sanh uống được tinh túy cam lồ .

    Om Mani Padme Hum .

  15. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    Respected Guru Ji,

                                         My pleasure to go through this article. It is very nice and essential to the learner of Buddha Drarma . Examples  are given  with simple words, really touching our heart. Concentration and our positive attitude can lead us to be a true disciple. Dharma and Karma both should be followed for peaceful life. Goutam Buddha shown us  how to follow the Dharma with positive attitude. 

                                      I once again thanks Guru Ji  for his selfless service for the common disciple and to built a peaceful atmosphere for all.

    With Regards,

    Bishnu prasad Das.

    India.    

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      I like your comment. It touched my heart. 

      • Bishnu Prasad Das says:

        My regards to Guru ji,

        Extremely happy to get your prompt reply. If almighty  allow me…. I must meet you in the 3rd week of July 2018 in person. Very powerful magnetic field is within you….ordin ord iron like me is attracted towards your magnetic field. Mind diversion sometimes pulling me to wards opposite direction but compass neddle always show North and South. Always magnetic field attracts iron…though magnet was once a piece of iron. Likewise an ordinary man can change his / her character when he /she tagged with the real Guru who is like a magnet to change a simple iron to a new shaped magnet. A real Dharma friend.

        With regards.

        Bishnu Prasad Das

        India

  16. Bishnu Prasad Das says:

    My regards to Guru ji,

    Extremely happy to get your prompt reply. If almighty  allow me…. I must meet you in the 3rd week of July 2018 in person. Very powerful magnetic field is within you….ordin ord iron like me is attracted towards your magnetic field. Mind diversion sometimes pulling me to wards opposite direction but compass neddle always show North and South. Always magnetic field attracts iron…though magnet was once a piece of iron. Likewise an ordinary man can change his / her character when he /she tagged with the real Guru who is like a magnet to change a simple iron to a new shaped magnet. A real Dharma friend.

    With regards.

    Bishnu Prasad Das

    India

  17. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    I had to read this article again, because i found it interesting!!

    May Avery one be.

    OM MANI PEDME HUM……

  18. Foxxie Luna Inariusagi says:

    I can so relate to this. The message is very clear and crisp and leads to an ease of mind and thus ease of life. Thank you.

  19. Tink Clarence hamm says:

    Dear respected Gura

    Thank you. I  need more work, I see my faults and address them, I guess I am saying that being one, relying on me is not always easy to maintain the middle all the time, at times I fail but always rebound to the middle, mostly I leave the middle inside my mind, the outside me always has a smile or a friendly look, but inside thoughts of doubt, negativity, and so on. I have to work on it more, the happiness, theact of working, the acts of kindness- they are keeping in the balance well.  Thank you for your good healthy wisdom.

    Your follower and friend

    Tink Clarence hamm

  20. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    I understand that balance and the middle way are the right method to practice Dharma and live life in general.

    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 (Ahmed Khan) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Sau khi đọc bài viết của Thầy con hiểu rằng giữ tâm quân bình và thực hành trung đạo là phương pháp thực hành đúng và cũng là cách sống đúng. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô thân tâm an tịnh. 

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan) 

  21. Abrar Bhatti says:

    Dear Guru,

    To born as a human is a rare opportunity, and although life is full of sufferings. But off course suffering comes when there is no balance mind. We are made of worldly desires, I don’t think we can eliminate our desires, as lay persons, but how we can all blessings with moderation.

     

    Thanks,

    Abrar Bhatti

  22. Abrar Bhatti says:

    Dear Guru,

    To born as a human is a rare opportunity, and although life is full of sufferings. But off course suffering comes when there is no balance mind. We are made of worldly desires, I don’t think we can eliminate our desires, as lay persons, but how we can all blessings with moderation.

    Thanks,

    Abrar Bhatti

  23. Jake R says:

    Beautiful teaching! Very relevant to my stage of development. Thank you very much.

  24. Crystal says:

    Dear guru,

    thank you so much for writing this. Finding enlightenment is a balance and thank you for reminding me of that.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì đã viết bài viết lợi lạc này. Sau khi đọc bài viết của Thầy con hiểu rằng thực hành giữ tâm quân bình để đạt giác ngộ. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã dạy con bài học này. 

  25. Chris says:

    Very well said. Thank you for writing this teaching!

  26. neerajkumar Sumaran Gajbhiye says:

    Dear Respected Guru, Thank you very much for this eye opening article. there is urgent requirement to talk to someone but after reading this article i got solution of my problem. thanks to my dear Dhamma friend who suggested me to read this article to overcome from the problems.

    May Buddha Dhamma Sangha bless you & bless all beings in your province, town, village, country & world live with peace & harmony.

    Yours,

    Tantra nivakuwa

  27. Ralph says:

    Wow!!!  Another wonderful article.  I’m so grateful this was shared with me!!!

  28. Jeremy says:

    Another great article. Thank you

  29. Lindsey Davies says:

    Thank you for this gentle reminder. We can enjoy many things within our lives but not rely on them for our own happiness

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Lindsey Davies sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy về những lời dạy tinh tế và lợi lạc trong bài này. 

      Con hiểu rằng chúng con có thể hân thưởng nhiều thứ chúng con có được trong cuộc sống này nhưng chúng con không nên bámchấp vào chúng. Làm được như vậy,  chúng con sẽ sống hạnh phúc,  thong dong. 

  30. samir shaha says:

    Very good article , eager to see next part

  31. Dave the Dude says:

    Very good points. The Middle Way is something a lot of people fail to grasp. People in the West think “Right Action” equals “Strict Adherence to Abrahamic Morality” and it really doesn’t. It means act in balance and consider all sides

  32. Elle says:

    Thank you for writing this.

  33. Ashu Shah says:

    Very beautifully written article.  Clear and concise, and very helpful.  Thank you!

  34. Great article, I feel it’s very relevant to us practicing In the West. We forget to practice the middle path and find it hard to except the life of a laypractitioner. Thanks for the great teachings and look forward to father study

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

      Bài viết của Thầy thật tuyệt vời! Với con, phương pháp của Thầy rất phù hợp cho những người Phương tây như chúng con thực hành Phật pháp. Chúng con đã quên không thực hành con đường trung đạo và luôn thấy khó khăn trong việc thực hành pháp đối với đời sống của một cư sĩ tại gia.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy về những lời dạy tuyệt vời này và con mong chờ được học nhiều hơn nữa.

  35. Crispulo S. Alarde, Jr. says:

    Thank you very much for the lesson 5. Yes, it is not easy to focus right away, beacause our mind is loaded with our experiences from nature and from society we are belong. We can not ourselves overnight, it takes time and perseverance and willingness to change. Focus, and change step by step or gradual…sooner or later we’ ll be succeded

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      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Crispulo S. Alarde, Jr sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài 5: giữ tâm quân bình, thái độ hân thưởng này.Con hoan hỷ với những lời dạy của Thầy. Với con, không phải dễ dàng mà tập trung được ngay bởi vì tâm chúng con bị xáo trộn bởi chính những trải nghiệm của chúng con bị xáo trộn bởi sự ảnh hưởng từ môi trường bên ngoài, từ xã hội nơi chúng con sinh sống. Chúng con không thể có được sự quân bình. Chúng con cần có thời gian để chúng cho học, hấp thụ và thay đổi, chuyển hóa tâm để được quân bình. Chúng con sẽ thay đổi từng bước một và sẽ dần giữ được tâm quân bình. 

  36. Dr Ashok Khandizod says:

    Namo Buddhay Dhamma Guru.

    Heartly Thanks for Practical  knowledge.

    Buddha’s Middle Path is Perfect Path.

     

  37. Dr. Ashok Khandizod says:

    Namo Buddhay Dhamma Guru.

    Heartly Thanks for Practical knowledge.

    Buddha’s Middle Path is the Perfect Path.

     

    Namo Buddhay.

  38. Prince says:

    Interesting and inspiring piece.

    Thank for this article dear Guru

  39. Prince says:

    Interesting and inspiring piece.

    Thank you for this article dear guru

  40. Aman Prakash says:

    Dear guru

    This article is very precious to me. I always use to think more and more on meditation but not my thinking mathches with my deeds. From this article we have to learn there should be mathching of our expectations or thinking with deeds. So choosing the medium path. We must enjoy all things ( dancing, eating , watching movies,singing , writing ,etc) but keeping in mind ” nothing is permanent except mind” and going forward. From this mindset nothing makes us unhappy. From my point of view every student dontd work very hard or too loose, but work smart( medium path). Guru I love your example – playing with gitar .

    Thank you for being with us.

    May all sensient being attain true nature.

  41. This article really helped me during a troubled time of change and I thank you for this

  42. John says:

    Dear Guru, I’m new but devoted. I don’t understand 100% of the writings so I focused on what I thought I knew. Consequently learning more about what I thought. It’s like putting down a sack of bricks. Thank you for your love and acceptance of me.

  43. Jacqueline Fuller says:

    Thank you very much for this article, and thank you to Violet who sent it to me.
    It is comforting to remember this “not too tense, not too loose.”   Also, the lessons of the parents who were very proud and then faced disappointment when their children were older… and the monk and the tent… These are wise.
    I’m grateful and will read more.

     

  44. Walter says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this wisdom and teaching of a balanced mind.

    May all beings come to peace and contentment.

  45. Mật Nguyên Thức says:

    Thưa Thầy,

    Con đã đọc bài và hiểu được rằng không nên quá mềm hay quá rắn khi tu mà phải có sự cân bằng, và hiểu được rằng nên sử dụng chứ không được lạm dụng.

    Con cám ơn Thầy về bài viết.

  46. Zach says:

    Very insightful!!! I really appreciate this!!!!7

  47. Kyle says:

    Loved it (:

  48. Kyle says:

    Loved it (:

  49. Krystyna Arthur says:

    Dear Guru,thank you for sharing your wisdom ,Maybe evenYou can teach the completely new notions of how to be useful& not suffering in own cocoon.Sincerely

    Krystyna Arthur

  50. Ashlyn Lawson says:

    Namaste,

    Thank you Guru for the well-thought article.

    Om mani padme hum

    -Ashlyn

  51. C. Derick Varn says:

    Dear Guru:

     

    Thank you for this reminder for us to put forth joyous and playful effort.

    May all beings benefit from any merit that comes from me reading this.

  52. John Mruk says:

    Thank you Guru for sharing such wisdom and insightfulness.  I have learned much from this article.

  53. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc John Mruk sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời dạy trí tuệ và khai sáng của Thầy trong bài viết. Con học được rất nhiều từ bài viết này của Thầy ạ.

     

  54. Aucharmal Laxman Yadaorao says:

    From : Aucharmal. L Y ,

    India,

    Respected Guru,

    I like this explicit throughly, “Teaching of Middle path of life. Giving example of a Bhikkhu who was not getting consinstration on himself, always was getting disterbance, Buddha observed it and called him near and advised him with giving example stings not so high and not so below  the middle gives sweet tunes. And Bhikkhu got salvation of life. Also Guru give example of middle way of enjoyment  ,not so exhausted and not so poor , like Celebrating Birth day of Son  so exaggerated but latter be be ame the cause of their parents sorrow, celebrating marriage events not so exaggerated but with simple way because I future will causes of sorrow. Poverty and richness are not permanent position it can change latter , so do not  e disgusting in poverty and exhausted in richness

    Thank you so much Guru for  showing middle way of life

  55. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Aucharmal Laxman Yadaorao sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con hoan hỷ với sự luận giảng rõ ràng,  thấu đáo của Thầy về ứng dụng Trung đạo trong đời sống. Vì dụ vị tỳ kheo không tự tin về bản thân,  luôn lo âu phiền não và căng thẳng. Đức Phật biết điều đó và gọi vị tỳ kheo đó đến gần,  khuyên vị tỳ kheo đó bằng hình ảnh chơi đàn,  dây đàn không chùng cũng không căng mà vừa thì sẽ cho âm thanh ngọt ngào. Vị tỳ kheo đó đã đạt đạo quả.

    Trong bài viết,  Thầy cũng đưa thêm ví dụ về Trung đạo với sự hân thưởng,  không lạm dụng và không khổ hạnh. Vì dụ như tổ chức sinh nhật cho con trai quá hoành tráng thì sau đó sẽ trở thành nguyên nhân khiến cha mẹ đau khổ. Tổ chức lễ cưới không quá khoa trương mà hãy làm giản đơn để tránh gánh nặng về tài chính gây khổ đau trong tương lại. Nghèo khó và giàu có  không tồn tại vĩnh viễn,  mọi điều đều có thể thay đổi. Vì vậy đừng quá khổ đau khi nghèo và đừng quá vui mừng khi giàu.

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời chỉ dạy Trung đạo trong đời sống hàng ngày.

    Con –  Aucharmal. L Y, từ Ấn Độ

  56. paul yawney says:

    enjoyed this. yes I meditate according to what is happening if busy I do a little and in free moments it is not how hard you practice but how deeply.

  57. James Satre says:

    Thank you for your very clear advices on Keeping Mind IN BALANCE

     

    The underlying nature of all conditioned phenomenon is empty of inherent existence….yet simultaneously appearing.

     

    The result of grasping is clinging, and the result of clinging is entanglement. All of which is suffering. When one realises the fleeting nature of the sensory display it is an indication of one’s awareness becoming reliably present rather than being consumed in embellishments.

    Therefore…having been freed of embellishments one is able to abide in the simple yet profound  joy of the presently .

  58. Rachel says:

    Dear Guru, I am very grateful for this lesson on balance, I live in a big city & I see so much greed & competition which to me is sad as we should all be grateful for what we have, for being sheltered from the rain as you said, I find that everything should be in moderation & more appreciation should be shown, I am happy to live with my cat & choose friends very carefully, I am growing & I am so glad to be reading your words, they are of great value to me, many thanks for your guidance, Rachel Thomson

  59. Ron Tan says:

    Thank you for the wise teaching!

    I’ll aim to be balanced.

  60. Andrew says:

    Very good message, sir. Thank you.

  61. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Rachel Thomson sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con vô cùng ơn phước khi được đọc bài viết này của Thầy về giữ tâm quân bình. Con sống trong một thành phố lớn và con chứng kiến nhiều sự tham lam, cạnh tranh làm con cảm thấy buồn chán. Chúng con nên biết ơn và hài lòng vì những gì chúng con đang có, như chúng con có nơi ở thoát khỏi mưa gió như Thầy đã dạy. Con hiểu rằng chúng con nên giữ tâm quân bình và biết hài lòng với những gì mình đang có. Con hạnh phúc khi sống với chú mèo và biết chọn bạn cẩn thận. Con đang trưởng thành và con vô cùng hoan hỷ khi được đọc những lời dạy của Thầy. Những lời dạy này vô cùng quý giá đối với con.

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã chỉ dạy.

    Con – Rachel Thomson.

  62. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Ron Tan sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những lời dạy trí tuệ của Thầy.

    Con sẽ cố gắng để có được sự quân bình.

  63. Josh says:

    Guru,

    Thank you for this article, I am from the USA and I am new to buddhism. I wish to learn Vajrayana

  64. Josh says:

    Guru,

    Thank you for this article. I am from the USA and I am new to buddhism. I wish to learn Vajrayana.

  65. Josh says:

    Guru,

    I will read anything you reccomend. I would like a teacher.

  66. Paul Bradley says:

    Too many people rely of a materialistic approach to life by needing an object to make them happy. If an object makes yourself and others happy, that is different because you are sharing your happiness.  People are blessed with different skills in life, and different pleasures but we can share those skills and pleasures to make the world a happier and more peaceful place to live.

    Thank you for your inspirational teachings

  67. June says:

    Dear guru,

    Thank you for this.yes contentment is the key.so is not being so attached to worldly things then we can find true happiness.live simply live humbly.

    Thank you rose tran for sharing.

  68. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì đã viết bài viết này.

    Con ghi nhờ lời Thầy dạy là biết đủ chính là mấu chốt, nhờ đó con không bám chấp vào những điều thế tục và chúng con tìm được hạnh phúc chân thật. Sống một cuộc sống giản đơn và khiêm cung.

    Cảm ơn đạo hữu Rose Tran đã chia sẻ bài viết.

     

  69. Kate says:

    A friend mentioned this article to me and I must say it is very interesting. learning to balance your mind seems difficult for me, but i’m sure if I practice I’ll be okay.

  70. Thank you for writing this article.
    Not too much nor too little.

  71. Dechen Tsering says:

    Thank you. Topic is really meaningful. It can inspire to practice balance.

  72. Fiona says:

    Thank you Guru for writing this

    I especially like the piece about the log in the stream.

    A heavenly piece of writing that helps me underdtand hiw precious our body and mind are.  I feel looking after me in this way i can help others.

    Material things are ok but not important I am thankful for my life and what God has given me, famiy and friends are everything.

    God is love.

     

     

  73. Ronald says:

    It was very insightful.  Thanks for sharing

  74. Rekaya Gabsy says:

    I concur with everything said in this article. Very well written 🙂

     

  75. B Richards says:

    A simple thank you for sharing, from Australia.

  76. Thank you for this information.

    Blessings to all

  77. Guru,

    The article is very well written. It is often really hard to find the enjoyment out of life and remain modest. There are lots of challenges in the modern world and to learn to keep a balanced mind if a great goal to reach for. Sometimes I  need to focus on what is most important to the body and mind. Thank you for the good thinking points.

  78. Kevin says:

    You can use Kevin. Thanks for the response

  79. Petra says:

    Guru

    I would like to thank you for this article. It helps me a lot

    Thank you 🙏

  80. Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã viết bài. Những lời dạy của Thầy giúp con rất nhiều.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy!

  81. Liam says:

    Such a wonderful article! I am new to Buddhism and I found that this article taught me concepts such as impermanence and balance of the mind. The teachings of impermanence is very true our emotions, feelings and experiences in life change constantly. I would totally recommend this article for someone like me who is starting their journey in Buddhism.

  82. Saliu Abdulmumin says:

    Dear guru

    Thank you for this wonderful article and thank you for the teaching.

    May guru live long and have good health.

    May beings be free from suffering and have enlightenment

     

  83. Thanks for such articles

  84. Carina Andrade says:

    Thank you for sharing this nice article

  85. Momen Mohamed says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    once again you impressed me with another beautiful article thank you so much.

    May you have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  86. Michael Boatner says:

    Holy guru,thanks again for a very informative and joyful letter I always look forward to the next one,and as I travel on this path my reflection of my present state is very happy and calm and I find I enjoy the simple things very much, I have never been the one to be attached to anything significant I have always been content with small joys. Thanks again.

  87. Tena says:

    Thank you,Guru, for taking the effort to make us understand. I am someone who holds onto too many attachments: objects and people. I needed to read your article to remind me that things always change, and I must not hold on so tightly.  Blessings to your student who works very hard to encourage me to read your articles.

  88. Jason says:

    Very good article on keeping things simple and having a playful mind. I enjoy the stories within the lessons..🙏

  89. Dhan Singh Ravi. says:

    Dear Reverend Guruji,

    I bow my head to your lotus feet. I have read some of your other lessons also and found them quite beneficial for guidance in life. This article is much inspiring and didactic. As far as I have learnt from this article is that the real happiness as well as pleasure is in being satisfied with what we have. What have lost does matter but what matters is in being satisfied with what remains with us.  This valuable lesson of yours teaches me how to enjoy life both in favourable and adverse circumstances.

    Thanks a lot for not only beautiful but meaningful lesson.

    Highly obliged yours.

  90. Kristine says:

    Thank you for sharing this.  I especially enjoys lessons that include parables as it is easier for me to understand.

     

  91. Michael John Smith says:

    Thank you for sharing these wise words from the Dharma. I think we have to remain constantly alert (mindful) as to what we are practicing and what we are abandoning and whether or how this accords with our motivation and whether or how it aligns with our view.

    I would wecome any further advice, as to whether or not you think my understanding is correct and how to apply and sustain it.

    All the best, in the Dharma, Michael John Smith

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Accords with Dharma’s motivation and whether or how it aligns with Right view!

  92. Michael John Smith says:

    Thank you sir for your quick response. I have the aspiration to make my motivation and view the Dharma’s motivation (I believe it is bodhicitta) and my view the Right view (I believe it is emptiness and interdependent arising). I believe that the way to achieve this lies in accumulating merit and I am earnestly training in the six far-reaching practices (perfections) in order to succeed in this. Can you give any general advice on this? I don’t feel comfortable to practice guru yoga or train in any tantric or visualisation practices except for tonglen meditation, which I do every day as often as possible.

    Thank you for your precious time. Yours in the Dharma, Michael John Smith

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I am able anwser easyly to you this question but it isn’t my responsible but your Guru! Plesae ask Him!

  93. Michael John Smith says:

    Dear Guru,

    I don’t have a guru or teacher I can turn to for advice. A friend shared your teaching with me and so I have connected with you. I have not had a teacher since 1981/1982 when I attended the Rigpa Sangha in London and heard teachings from Sogyal Rinpoche.

    Thank you. In the Dharma, Michael John Smith

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      She have share to read my article, but she didn’t recommender you to ask me about spiritual problems! If you want ask me, please let’s read ” 50 Verses of Guru Devotion” for understand more deeper! I am not your Guru, I haven’t responsible to guidancing. You practice Tonglen so must know how to get and to give!

  94. John Budan says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for taking your time to convey these teachings of the Buddha. I am in America and appreciate the guidance from a realized master. We have teachings and the internet, of course, but you explain the reason of his teachings clearly and to the point. Releasing attachment to what life should be, and enjoying what life is, as it is, is our most important task.
    Thank you for you direction.
    Om mani padme hum.
    Blessings,
    John Budan

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Welcome to chanhtuduy.com! Some readers in American come to my site, thank you for reading. But I don’t understand your sentences : “We have teachings and the internet, of course, but you explain the reason of his teachings clearly and to the point” . What did you mean?

  95. WEE CHWEE HONG says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read an  article entitled ‘Keeping Mind In Balance To Approach  True​ Nature’ sent by my friend Tri.  It is indeed a very helpful article that  made me realised that our mindset and attitude play a pivotal part part in order to stay happy and have peace of mind.  We should feel content with what we have and live in modesty. Meanwhile  to gain a balanced mind, we need build an enjoyable attitude from which we freely play with our mind. Enjoyment is impermanent and nothing in this world is legitimately belongs to us. Do not attach too much on something because attachment becomes a problem to us. Life is full of  ups and downs and a lot of things are beyond our control. Thanks for your guidance. I truly appreciate it.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Namo Buddaya.  Sadhu sadhu sadhu.

     

  96. Sandy says:

    Namo buddhaya

    Thank you For sharing this nice article

    By understanding this, hopefully when we are trying to achieve our dreams or ideals, we can know how much ability we have, so that we do not become tense or depressed but can be comfortable and calm. keep in mind about how much ability we have and play it in a balanced way like the lute parable is not too fast, nor too loose .😁😁😁

  97. Sandy says:

    Thank you for sharing this nice acticle

  98. Tupac says:

    Thank you, Guru for this teaching. It calmed some questions I had concerning our connection to Samsara. Blessings to you!

  99. Alper says:

    Thank you for sharing it with us, I appreciate you.

  100. Dianne says:

    Thank you so much for this wonderful teaching. Keeping my mind in balance, enjoying things without attachment, and not striving too hard are currently my challenges. I appreciate the sharing of this knowledge with me as I work on cultivating mindfulness and learning the teachings of the Buddha.

     

  101. shankar jadhav says:

    Namo Buddhay…..

    Res Holly Guru…

    it’s good article….

    it’s total visualisation base…..but shows very clear path for meditation and how to concentrate ……and how to practice of meditation…

    Thx….Guru

    SADHU SADHU SADHU

  102. Ama Rauha says:

    Thank you for sharing the wisdom through this artickle. May all beings be without suffering and find inner happiness🙏

    Om Mani Padme hum

  103. Rajat Subhra Mitra says:

    Dear Guruji,

    My good friend Violet Tran has sent me this lesson.

    I read it once and I was filled with joy. I will read it again and

    again to understand the preachings more fully.

    On reading it, I could understand that if I maintain a proper balance in

    life, I would get inner peace and happiness.

  104. Alvin Bryant says:

    Guru Blessing 🙏 . I received this lesson from voliet a friend, at the time I needed it the most. I was finding it hard to meditate because of the noise in the house, so I wouldn’t , now I go outside and sit by the water and meditate. Keeping the mind balanced is indeed helpful , thank you Guru Blessing be upon you.

  105. James Holloway Hughes says:

    Thanks for sharing your knowledge about Buddhism. Very interesting and peaceful article. Please share some more

     

  106. John Israel says:

    This was a helpful article. Thank you for writing it!

  107. Mật Từ says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article. After reading, I recalled the challenging thoughts while thinking about practicing Dharma before coming to know you and your teachings. I felt pressured seeing many traditional Buddhist forcing themselves to eat vegetarian food, to go chanting at the pagoda daily, to be threatened under many rules and regulations which should be only reserved for monks. On the other hand, those Buddhist still did not have any method to practice and control themselves from committing into eight worldly winds. That is alike to the image of an instrument that is both too tight and too loose, specifically in wrong situations. I am so grateful because we learnt and practiced Dharma in our daily lives, take advantages of our normal activities as a way to practice and reflect to Dharma teachings by your skillful instructions. For example, instead of surfing the internet for entertaining, we read articles on chanhtuduy.com with a variety of interesting topics. The methods that were invented by Guru are easy to practice, at the same time help us to earn merits and wisdom. I am deeply moved and impressed by the teaching of Thinley Norbu Rinpoche that “In any Buddhist or non-Buddhist practices, it is necessary to have a playful mind which is non-seeking and unobstructed and to increase the natural pure energy of the subject” which we were taught and experienced by Guru from the beginning. I pray for the blessing of Avalokiteshvara through the delivery of Guru for us to remember Guru’s teachings, diligently practice Dharma and keep our minds in balance to approach true nature.

    I sincerely pray for your health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

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

    May Covid19 pandemic soon be over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  108. Shyam Kumar Chaturvedi says:

    Very enlightening article by Guruji. In very simple and with relevant anecodotes, Guruji has explained how to lead a balanced and meaningful life. The teachings are useful for practicioners of Buddhism as well as common men.
    My deepest regards for Guruji.

     

  109. Shyam Kumar Chaturvedi says:

    Thanks to Guruji

     

  110. Roberto Luis Pimentel says:

    Very good article I have gained some understanding of enlightenment a human can achieve.

  111. Adam mark Muntian says:

    Finding the positive of a situation I believe can help one remove themselves from suffering.

  112. Adam Muntian says:

    Trying to keep a positive unattached perspective in life could help remove suffering in one’s life.

  113. Nayaran Hariharan says:

    Guruji
    Thank you for the explanation for the importance of mindfulness in our life. We get overwhelmed when we either getting something or losing. Both produce the type of unwanted mental state. Grasping is another issue we often face. I liked the explanation that we can enjoy something we have dutifully gained but we should not be hurt at the loss of it. The mindfulness to me is looking at things calmly at the road ahead and being aware all the time. As a student of Buddhism I think the challenges lie in applying the teaching at all times and being continually aware of the mind and it’s ability to hijack our state.
    Looking forward to learning more.
    Namaste from India.

     

  114. Mật Tấn Giác says:

    Dear holy Guru!

    I ‘m delighted to read your meaningful article “Keeping mind in balance to approach true nature”. My sincere thank go to Guru – Pure Mind Master. After reading this lesson, I understand more about the teachings of Mahayana and Vajrayana masters “We enjoy worldly  pleasures without attached mind. We have inward but not outward renunciation” and “The problem is not enjoyment (desire). The problem is attachment to it”… From your teaching, I also understand that the Buddhism is Middle Way and I should flexibly, diligently practice and apply Dharma in daily life with spirit “Dharma is Life” and “Keeping mind in balance to approach the true nature”. Thank you Guru, who invented Six marvelous mind Dharma with Bodhicitta, that help us practice Dharma easily and quickly gain merits and wisdom.

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

    May all sentient beings be surrounded by blessings of Guru and Three Jewels. May Covid-19 pandemic end soon. OM MANI PADME HUM

     

     

     

     

  115. Lilith says:
    1. This was a really useful read! I have found this to be true in daily life
  116. Lilith says:

    This was a really useful read! I have found this to be true in daily life

  117. Carolina says:

    This is an excellent article for those looking to deepen their practice. I am sharing it with my online sangha.

  118. Hakendra kumar says:

    Article is really good, its about the balance of mind. It’s basic teaching of Buddha. Its help us in the life.

  119. Mat Nhi Khang says:

    Dear Holy Guru.

    I am so excited to read the lesson 5 – Keeping mind balance approach true nature on chanhtuduy.com. A floating wood log can reach to sea by not settle by side. We can control the mind in balance status by do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. This moment is all there is. When we feel sad, we know we sad and we feel happy, we know we happy.  No doubt we have also done the same thing throughout your life.

    Doing things right and doing the right things on times to make happiness.

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

    May COVID 19 pandemic come the end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  120. Elijah Hofer says:

    Thank you so much for this article I really appreciate the wisdom I have gained from it. It makes so much more sense to practice. I always love to learn more. I have am so happy to have found this article today sent to me by a friend. Wisdom is the greatest gift in my opinion. Thank you so much for sharing.

  121. Matt says:

    Thank you for your wise words. I have suffered great loss lately and I am learning to accept the impermanence of life.. Thank you for the reminder. This lesson will be carried out in my daily life.

  122. Iftikhar Ahmad says:

    Its really satisfying, I enjoyed to read it, it give peace to our inner self. Looking forward for such more articles.

  123. Mật Từ says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article. By your teaching of keeping mind in balance to approach true nature, I acknowledge that by practicing this, we gradually come back to the true nature mind without clinging into any events or material assets in our lives. Through the examples from the article such as the woman who was once happy to see her daughter got married later became bitter to see her leaving the house, or the monk who kept complaining about the tent during a rainy night, I understand that by defining we must possess something, we became dependable on that thing and received the sufferings from our own thoughts. There is nothing that belongs to us, even this body is just a temporary house so the more we are clinging to this world and believe that there are properties, achievements or heritage we must own, the more sufferings we will receive. I am impressed by the teachings of Rinpoche Thinley Norbu saying that in any Buddhist or non-Buddhist practices, it is necessary to have a playful mind which is non-seeking and unobstructed to increase the natural pure energy of the subject. I will keep this lesson in mind and reflect on my own life. I am grateful for this meaningful teaching. I sincerely pray for Guru’s health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

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

    May Covid19 pandemic end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  124. Matthew says:

    Wonderful, thank you for sharing this. I have often struggled with whether to enjoy or if it is alright to enjoy the pleasure of things in my life. I see now that the enjoyment is not the problem it is attachment to that enjoyment. I will learn to enjoy the pleasure and enjoy the lesson of the not pleasurable.

  125. K.robberechts says:

    This article make me still after i read it. It gives me the feelings how i feel me off this moment. Thx to violet to show this and i will lear about it

  126. Randy says:

    We learn of The Middle Way through this article which I believe to be a primary teaching of the Buddha.  As we hear in this article trying too hard to find your Zen will cause it to break as you grab it, but if you do not grab on with sufficient force, it will fly away, like a butterfly.

  127. Saintamarea Maan says:

    Namaskaram,  Thank you for sharing this article*  my Guru Sadhguru Jaggi Vasu Dev Ji speaks often and fondly of Buddha*  the brilliance of the cosmos that reside within all of us as we are part of ALL*  

    Pranam 🙌🙏

  128. K Devi Trinadh Kavala says:

    To the Holy Guru

    In this article the story of two monks in rain and music palyer examples have a lot a meaning in it. Budda told if we meditate we can get success.

  129. Mike says:

    Great article thanks

  130. Ashish Bauddh says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article. By your teaching of keeping mind in balance to approach true nature, I acknowledge that by practicing this, we gradually come back to the true nature mind without clinging into any events or material assets in our lives.

     

  131. Santanu Ghose says:

    It was very interesting reading your articles sir.

    I have the following questions:
    Question 1 what is ‘pure secret essence’?
    question 2 what is ‘pure energy’ is it something divine or human?
    question 3 what or who are wisdom dakinis?
    question 4 who is the ‘subject’?
    question 5 are the ‘enjoyable attitude’ and ‘subtle element’ the one and the same thing?
    question 6 what are ‘gross element’ and ‘subtle element’?
    question 7 who is Yidam? Do we worship him/her/it as a dirty?

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Before asking your questions you must answer my question 1/ Have you read sutra ” Arrow exemple”? 2/ where is your mind in balance?

  132. Mike C says:

    Very good lesson reminding me to accept my reality as it is and be thankful for it. To enjoy what I have , as I have it

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      dear compassionate Guru,

      Thank you so much for your reply,

      certainly, I know that the Buddhism isn’t a religions, and Buddha isn’t a god nor a prophet, the Buddhism
      is a philosophy and a life style, all the peogple can be Buddhist and keep their own religion, the Buddhism doesn’t mind that, but meanwhile the are many sects in Buddhism, and all the sects respect each other, and moreover they visit and learn from each other, we didn’t ever see that in any other religion or even a philosophy, that’s exclusive in Buddhism,

      dear holy Guru,

      I really don’t want to be rude, but, the different sects in the other religions fight and insultn each other, and we can see that clearly in the reality, I don’t want to insult anyone or any religion, but all the religions worldwide contain violence verses, at the contrary the Buddhism doesn’t contain anything but love, compassion, respect and appreciation, all the religions made wars in order to spread and publish their beliefs, but that didn’t ever happen in Buddhism, even when China invaded the tibetan people, the Tibetan people didn’t fight or use weapons, they decided to fight with love and peace,

      dear breverd Guru,

      you know very well that I didn’t born a Buddhist, I’m just trying to say the truth and that’s all and as Buddha said ” three things can’t be hidden for a long time, the sun, the moon and the truth” thank you so much for your reply and I’m so sorry if I said anything rude or not suitable I apologize !

      I bow my head down for you
      I devote myself to you

      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 🙏

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      Dear compassionate guru,

      Thank you so much for sharing this article with us, I really liked it, such an unique article, it contains a lot of informations about the mantras, in fact before I knew you, mat and chantuduy.com I was errant between millions and millions of mantras and their meaning, but after I knew you I get rid of this errant, because you learnt me “mani’s mantra”, and you told me that this mantra is totally enough and you don’t need to recite any other mantra, finally I wish I could read the English version of your book “one life one mantra” one day, I remember very well, that, once ago, I read the first two chapters here, thank you so much again !

      May you have a good health and live long for the benefit of the 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 🙏

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