Jun 3, 2019

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Letter from India: SHADOW OF LIFE

Letter from India: SHADOW OF LIFE

I am writing this letter to you on occasion of Guru day. I bow before you on your lotus feet. Please read my letter.

In the Heat of Samsara, the Wind and Shadow is the True Refugee from the Guru for practisoners to rely on and live happily this life and be born in the PURE LAND.

Dear Reverend Guru!

Hot weather in India

It is so hot in India this summer. It comes from 40 to 46 degree Celsius. There are some information about the deaths of people due to heat as posted in newspaper, broadcasted in TV. No one wants to go out. But they have to because of their earning for daily expense. Suffering from the fierce heat, everyone needs the shadow to take refuge to be safe from such a hot disaster. Sitting in the cool room with air conditioner, I feel so sorry for all beings who are suffering from the killing heat. I pray for the ease of suffering of all sentient beings.

The heat in summer here makes me think about the heat of sufferings in samsara where all beings have to bear. No one wants unhappiness. Everyone wishes to find out the happiness. But they do not know how to keep away from unhappiness and get happy. Likewise, no one wants to work under the hot weather, they wish to sit in the comfortable office like me. But the question is how to get it? No one wants to live in a suffering life, they wish a peaceful life. Money can buy a house. A big house gives us the large room to live in not a peaceful atmosphere. Even the rich cannot get happy, let alone the poor who has struggled with the daily earning.

Thanh Tri Master – Thinley Nguyen Thanh “The Guru is the Buddha, the Guru is the Dharma, The Guru is also the Sangha

There exits many kinds of diseases in this samsara including both physical illness like cancers, heart attack….and metal diseases like tension, stress….More importantly, the diseases of mind which makes us suffering so much in the circle of birth and death. Who brings us the shadow from the heat? Who gives us the happiness among full of miserable life? The Lord Buddha showed us the four noble truths and the noble eightfold paths to follow. But who help us to understand about the Buddha’s teachings? Who gives us the methods to practice to make the shadow for our own to free from the heat of Samsara? Not the Buddha. It is Guru. “The Guru is the Buddha, the Guru is the Dharma, The Guru is also the Sangha. The Guru is the one who accomplishes everything. The Guru is Glorious Vajradhara.”and “Although we have taken up the Dharma, without the favourable circumstance of being accepted by a spiritual friend we would never come to know what the Dharma is really about. But since a spiritual friend has accepted us, we possess the advantage of his extraordinary compassion. (a quote from the words of my perfect teacher)

Tantra Upatissa – First time in International Dharma Conference (February, 2018)

I am writing this letter to convey my regards to you on the ocassion of ‘Guru Day’.
I still remember my those olden days while I was suffering a lot in heat of samsara with lot of mental tensions, job pressure and unhealty family conditions.

Then there came a wind in my life called Mat Dieu Hang and bought me under shadow of Dharma in Song Nguyen Tantra House by introducing me to our Reverend Guru. I felt I was the luckiest person to be on the World to find our Holy Guru. There is a famous proverb saying – When the Desciple is ready, then appears the Master to him!

I had a deeper connection with them and our Guru spiritually

During my visit to Song Nguyen Tantra House I felt as if all the Dharma Brothers were my family members in my past life and appeared as if I had a deeper connection with them and our Guru spiritually.

Slow by slow days passed by and I was taught different techniques of meditation and ways to improve myself. It was hard to practise in this worldy life as I surrounded by people with negative / selfish attitude – But I still keep practising the meditation techniques taught by Guru and keep moving ahead in life.

 

With Guru’s blessing and his method of reading articles and commenting onchanhtuduy.com, my metal diseases went away. I have had deep sleep daily. My physical health is better. In addition to metal and physical benefits from the Pure Mind Yoga invented by the Holy Guru after more than 25 years of his untiredly working for the liberation of  all beings , I was moved Information Technology sector for doing application testing which I liked most. I liked this new role very much and it brought me job satisfaction. I am still exploring new technologies and trying to understand them. Seeing me my friends say “how come you are so cool under so much pressure as you are new to these technologies” I just see at them and smile. And in my heart I remember our Reverend Guru, Buddha  and Avlokiteshwara and I have a wish that one day I get well settled and be in Vietnam. All these things are happening just because of Guru’s blessings and his compassion on me. Sometimes I feel to introduce Guru’s work to my friends but I step back seeing their wrong attitude and misunderstandings. Hope people may start thinking broadly and can find themselves under shadow of our Holy Guru.

I am Tantra Upatissa bow under your lotus feet and from the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my deep gratitude towards Guru

Therefore I end this letter by concluding a Good practisoner shold take refuge in Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Sangha under Guideance of any holy Guru. So they can be reborn in Pure Land and help others in getting Enlightened and also they can get favorable conditions to practise Dharma in this worldly life.

Dear Reverend Guru!

On the occasion of this special Guru Day, I am Tantra Upatissa bow under your lotus feet and from the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my deep gratitude towards Guru who supports me the true and happy shadow from the heat of Samsara. It is the reverend Guru who change my miserable life into the life full of happiness and success.

May Guru and your Consort live long for benefit of other beings.

May the Pure Mind Yoga spread every corner of this world to give the shadow of happiness and peace for all beings.

May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

Om Mani Padme Hum!

Tantra Upatissa.


Vietnamese version: Thư từ Ấn Độ: BÓNG MÁT CUỘC ĐỜI

  1. Ahmed Khan says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article by Tantra Upatissa.

    In this article written on ‘Guru Day’ Tantra Upatissa explains the significance of the Guru in our Dharma practice.

    I am happy to read about Tantra Upatissa’s spiritual and worldly success gained by practicing Dharma under guidance and methods of Guru.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  2. neerajkumar Sumaran Gajbhiye says:
    Dear Respected Dhamma Guru,

    Thank you very much for this beautiful explanation by Tantra Upatissa. Now a days people facing 48 + degree celcious.

    Saying about this beautiful article, it must say that bringing about the discipline within one’s mind is the essence of the Buddha’s teaching.

    Thank you again Dhamma Guru for this beautiful teachings.

    I wish, all my friends have happy life & make the progress on the path of enlightenment.

    Yours,

    Neerajkumar Sumaran.

  3. Ignacio Sanchez Gentile says:
    Dear guru

    Thank you for sharing this article of tantra upatissa. Im glad to read this one.

  4. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    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 là Tantra Upatissa.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho chúng con đọc bài chia sẻ của đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa.

    Trong bài cảm niệm của mình nhân Đại nhật Thánh lễ Đạo sư, đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa đã nói rõ tầm quan trọng của Đạo sư trong việc thực hành pháp của chúng con.

    Con hoan hỷ với những thành công thế gian và sự tiến bộ trên hành trình tâm linh của đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa nhờ sự chỉ dạy và phương pháp của vị Thầy.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Con – Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan).

  5. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Ignacio Sanchez Gentile sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài chia sẻ của đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa. Con hoan hỷ khi được đọc bài viết này.

  6. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear Holy Guru: I bow at the feet of the Guru’s Lotus. Thankful for this wonderful article. Lord Buddha showed us the four Noble Truths and the Nobles eight ways to follow. But whoever helps us to understand the teachings, of the Buddha and who gives us the methods to practice and free us from Samsara … is the GURU … the Guru is the Buddha, the Guru is the Dharma, the Guru is also the Sangha … The Guru is the one who achieves everything … The Guru is Glorious Vajradara … and although we have assumed the Dharma, without the favorable circumstance of being Accepted by a spiritual friend, we could never know what the Dharma really is about but for the extraordinary Compassion of our Guru. On this day of the Guru I can not express in words my deep gratitude for having found our Guru. It is the Guru who changes from a miserable life to a life full of happiness. So my Reverence at the feet of the Lotus of the Holy Guru and express my deep Gratitude towards the Guru … Deeply aspiring that I live a long time for the benefit of all sentient beings … May all beings find the Buddha Nature .. .. That the Yoga of the Pure Mind extends to all corners of the world to give peace and happiness to all beings .OM MANI PADME HUM
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  7. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con xin cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy!

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết ý nghĩa này.

    Con hiểu rằng Đức Phật đã tìm ra Tứ diệu đế và Bát chánh đạo nhưng người giúp chúng con hiểu được lời Phật dạy,  ban cho chúng con phương pháp thực hành để thoát khỏi Ta Bà chính là vị Thầy. Thầy là Phật,  Thầy là Pháp,  Thầy là Tăng. Thầy thành tựu tất cả. Thầy là Bậc Kim Cang trì vĩ đại. Nếu không  đủ duyên lành nhận được sự chấp thuận của Thầy,  không nhận được sự để tâm từ bồ đề tâm rộng lớn của Thầy thì dù chúng con có miệt mài hành pháp cũng chẳng lợi ích gì.

    Nhân ngày Đại nhật Thánh lễ Đạo sư,  con không biết viết thế nào cho đủ để thể hiện sự biết ơn sâu sắc và ơn phước lớn lao khi được học Thầy. Thầy đã biến cuộc đời đầy đau khổ của con trước đây thành cuộc sống tươi vui,  tràn ngập hạnh phúc.

    Con xin thành tâm cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy tôn kính để tri ân vị Thầy với lòng biết ơn sâu sắc.

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

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

    Cầu nguyện giáo pháp yoga Thanh Trí được lan tỏa khắp muôn nơi để mang lại hòa bình và hạnh phúc cho muôn loài hữu tình.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  8. Dr CH Lakshminarayan says:
    Buddha is Dhamma

    Dhamma is    Guru !

    Similarly

    Buddha is Guru

    Guru  is  Bhudda !

    Respected Venerable Guruji.

    I bow my head at your lotus  feet.

    As the great  Gompopa predicted before, I am only a ‘ copper ‘ and you are  ‘ gold’ ( wisdom ) on the path of Liberation.!

    Even a charcoal  when it comes into contact with fire which is a source of heat and light, it also becomes red hot thus glowing and giving light and heat to a certain extent.! It means the association we come into contact with the persons determines the qualities and nature of that person.!

    I, being a poor doctor  treating patients in a remote village in India having come into contact with yourself ,the holy Guru ,have become Tantra Nirvadeva by the touch of of a ray of bliss that is showering unconditionally with out any self expectation in return which amounts to the self- sacrifice of Buddha for the benefit of humanity!

    I always  take your words as golden words whether  they are wrathful or sweet  which show a beacon light on the path of Liberation.!

    Just like an Artist ,by hammering, carving and shaping ablock of stone transforms into a Beautiful Buddha statue, your kind self, (Guru) is transforming the laypersons, including me, into  true Buddha followers on the path of Liberation.!

    These few  words in the praise of Buddha and the Guru, coming out of bottom of my heart with pure love, I offer as my ” Verbal offerings”to Guruji on the occasion of ” Guru Day ” on the 12th June 2019 and pray for his blessings.

    Om. Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Nirvadeva.

  9. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva (CH Lakshminarayan) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Phật là Pháp

    Pháp là Đạo sư.

    Phật là Đạo sư.

    Đạo sư là Phật.

    Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

    Con xin cúi đầu đảnh lễ dưới chân sen của Thầy.

    Như lời ngài Gampopa vĩ đại đã dạy,  con chỉ là đồng còn Thầy là vàng ròng (trí tuệ)  trên con đường giải thoát.

    Thậm chỉ một miếng than củi khi tiếp xúc với lửa, là nguồn nhiệt và ánh sáng nó cũng trở nên nóng đỏ do đó nó phát sáng,  cho ánh sáng và nhiệt lượng ở một mức độ nhất định. Khi con người kết nối, giao du với ai thì chỉ cần biết bạn của họ là ai thì có thể hiểu được phẩm chất và bản chất của họ như thế nào.

    Con là một bác sĩ nghèo,  chữa trị cho bệnh nhân ở một ngôi làng hẻo lánh ở Ấn Độ có được ơn phước tiếp cận với Thầy,  bậc Đạo sư tôn kính và trở thành Tantra Nirvadeva nhờ duyên lành chạm vào tia sáng hạnh phúc từ tuệ quang và từ quang của Thầy đang tỏa khắp thế gian này với lòng từ bi vô điều kiện, cho đi mà không mong chờ sự báo đáp như sự hy sinh cao cả của Đức Phật vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

    Con luôn xem lời chỉ dạy của Thầy là những lời vàng ngọc dù đó là chỉ trích kim cương hay những lời ngọt ngào, những lời dạy đó là ngọn đèn chỉ dẫn con trên hành trình giác ngộ.

    Giống như người nghệ sĩ,  đục đẽo,  chạm khắc tạo hình một miếng đá thô thành bức tượng Phật tuyệt đẹp,  lòng tốt,  sự từ bi của Thầy đã chuyển hóa tâm của những người cư sĩ, gồm cả con được trở thành người Phật tử chân chính trên hành trình giải thoát.

    Nhân ngày Đại nhật Thánh lễ Đạo sư,  ngày 12 tháng 6 năm 2019, con thành tâm hướng đến Thầy,  đến Phật. Con kính dâng lên Thầy những lời từ tận đáy lòng con với lòng sùng kính.  Con hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh của Thầy và tri ân Thầy. Con cầu nguyện sự để tâm ban phước từ vị Thầy.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Con – Tantra Nirvadeva.

  10. Nguyên Thành says:

    Your comment impressed in my mind, I was really touched. I was fortunate to be accepted to become the your Guru master. The humility of the game is extremely valuable. Thank you very much for your wishes on the great day of the Master’s Guru!

  11. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:
    Respected Venerable Guruji.

    I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji,

    I am fortunate to have a Guru like  your self  who is nothing but a replica of Buddha himself  both in physic and mind having the same Bodhichitta and Buddha’s Nature.!

    From the bottom of my heart, with pure love, I express my gratitude for your kind words filled with kind and compassion and for accepting me as your disciple and yourself as my Guru  Master, which I feel is a great  opportunity  one may get in the ratio of 1 : 1000. Not many will get this chance. Probably I got  it because of punya merit collected in my previous life  !

    Respected Guru I take your golden words whether they are soothing and sweet or wrath full and bitter as  the bliss ful  beam of light showing the right path of Liberation.! If Guru doesn’t do this,  and lead kindly light, who else can do this transformation from wrong path to right path, brushing out our mistakes , washing out our egoism and taking us hand by hand with all diligent Care towards the goal that is Liberation ?

    My beloved Guruji,  I beg your pardon if any mistake happened by me knowingly or unknowingly and pray to lead kindly light in the path of Liberation.!

    How could a poor doctor like me who is treating patients in a remote village in India become’ Tantra Nirvadeva ‘ in the Vajrayana tradition? Without your ray of bliss  showering on my head.

    Again and again I  bow my head at your lotus feet and wish to be your humble servant in the spiritual field.  With love and affection,

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Nirvadeva.

     

     

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      I think you aren’t poor! According Busdisms you are rich because you have a humilyti, multuculturalism.

  12. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Thank you so much Guru.

    Om Mani Padme Hum…

  13. Kính bạch Thầy

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Nirvadeva ạ:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý

    Con xin đảnh lễ gót chân sen vị Thầy

    Con thật ơn phước được hạnh ngộ vị Thầy trong kiếp sống này. Với con, Thầy với Phật vốn chẳng khác nhau bởi cùng sẻ chia tấm lòng Bồ đề hay có cùng Phật tánh.

    Từ tận trái tim con, với sự thành kính, con muốn bày tỏ lòng biết ơn tới lời sách tấn từ bi của Thầy và vì đã chấp nhận con làm đệ tử của Thầy cũng như đã đồng ý làm vị Thầy của con. Đây là cơ hội tuyệt vời ngàn năm có một. Không phải chúng sanh nào cũng có cơ hội hiếm có này. Có lẽ con đã tích tập được công đức sâu dày trong kiếp trước nên đến kiếp sống này, con mới may mắn được hạnh ngộ và làm học trò của Thầy!

    Kính bạch Thầy

    Con hoan hỷ được lắng nghe những lời vàng của Thầy bởi dù cho chúng là lời hiền minh hay phẫn nộ, êm ái hay đắng cay, đó luôn là những tia sáng chói lọi dẫn dắt con đi trên quỹ đạo Giải thoát. Nếu không có ánh sáng đó, chúng con đâu thể phân biệt được chánh đạo hay tà đạo, đâu thể tránh được sai lầm, dẹp bỏ bản ngã và tinh tấn hơn nữa vì mục tiêu tầm cầu giải thoát?

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý,

    Con xin sám hối trước Thầy về những lỗi lầm trực tiếp hay gián tiếp mà con mắc phải. Con cầu nguyện được dẫn dắt bởi ánh sáng Chánh pháp trên đạo trình Giải thoát!

    Một bác sĩ nghèo ở ngôi làng hẻo lánh ở Ấn Độ như con giờ đây đã trở thành Tantra Nirvadeva theo truyền thống Kim cang thừa ư? Không có sự gia hộ ơn phước của Thầy, liệu giấc mơ này có thành sự thật?

    Một lần nữa, con xin kính đảnh lễ gót sen vị Thầy. Con nguyện làm người đệ tử thuần thành của Thầy trên con đường tâm linh này. Con xin cảm tạ ơn Thầy

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Nirvadeva.

  14. Mật Nhuận Quang says:
    Dear Holy Guru!

    I deeply rejoice Tantra Upatissa’s letter from India: “Shadow of life”. I delighted to read your comment and Tantra Nirvadeva’s comment. I’m very happy with other brothers devotion toward the Holy Guru. You give us happiness among full of miserable life. I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching. Thank you Tantra Upatissa and Tantra Nirvadeva for sharing your thought.

    May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Tantra Upatissa and Tantra Nirvadeva have good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  15. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Thank you very Màt Nhuan Quang..

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

  16. Totte Nordahl says:

    Hello Dear Guru

    Thank you for giving me the oportunity to read Tantra Upatissa’s letter/article.

    Even if I only have taken small mouse steps on the path with Dharma, I can relate to especialyly one thing Tantra Upatissta wrote.

    I have had a stressfull spring with planning our annual General Assembley. Last week we had the Assemley.

    I too got experience of a calmness in the middle of a hectic programe. My role is in the background and all other years I run a marathon, but this year I had a different mind set to it. I was calm and relaxed even though it was hectic. Every year I look forward to meet all the people, and this year I felt greatful to meet them.

    Thank you Tantra Upatissa for your letter, Namaste

    Thank you Guru for giving me this gift

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  17. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Totte Nordahl như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con cơ hội được đọc bài của đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa.

    Mặc dù con mới chập chững những bước đầu trên con đường thực hành pháp,  nhưng con cũng có được một trải nghiệm như đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa đã chia sẻ trong bài.

    Con đã từng có một mùa xuân căng thẳng lên kế hoạch cho cuộc họp đại hội đồng hằng năm. Tuần trước,  chúng con đã hoàn thành xong cuộc họp này. Con đã cảm nhận được sự bình tĩnh và an tâm kể cả khi chương trình cuộc họp đang ở lúc bận rộn,  rối ren nhất. Nhiệm vụ của con ở khâu chuẩn bị và mọi năm trước thì con như chạy marathon mỗi khi thực hiện chương trình. Nhưng năm nay con có một tâm thế khác khi làm công việc này. Con bình tĩnh,  thư giản kể cả khi công việc ngập đầu. Hàng năm con mong chờ được gặp mọi người và năm nay thì con thấy vui vẻ,  thoải mái khi gặp họ.

    Cảm ơn đạo hữu Tantra Upatissa đã viết bài.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã ban cho con món quà quý báu này.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  18. Dear Tantra Upatissa

    It’s great to read your fantastic thoughts of Guru and his inconceivable virtues and merits. The image of the shadow Guru brings us to shelter from the killing heat of Samsara really impresses me much. Yes, we come from different nations, speak different languages, live in different cultures and bear different sufferings. But we all share the same thing: we are suffering from the heat of samsara. It’s Guru who appears in this Saha world to ease our suffering with his shadow of wisdom and Bodhicitta, changing our life towards betterment in this life and forever happy and joyful in the future. I love the quote in your sharing: “Although we have taken up the Dharma, without the favorable circumstance of being accepted by a spiritual friend, we would never come to know what the Dharma is really about. But since the spiritual friend has accepted us, we possess the advantage of his extraordinary compassion.” Yes, we are possessing the advantage of Guru’s extraordinary compassion and I am really grateful for that. Without him, we’ll never be able to be free from the endless cycle of existence. Thank you for your beautiful sharing on the occasion of Guru’s Day.

    May Guru and his consort live long for the benefits of all sentient beings
    May Tantra Upatissa have health and achieve righteous wishes soon
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature
    Om Ah Hum

  19. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    I am happy to read your nice sharing. I have learnt a lot from your heartfelt writing. I agree with you that it is Guru who helps us be free from the killing heat of Samsara full of suffering and misery. The role of Guru in Vajrayana is the most important factor to lead the practitioners to the progress on the path of liberation. The Guru devotion is the key for Vajrayana practitioners. I am delighted to know about your success in physical life, mental life and spiritual life. I am so happy with your deep devotion towards Guru. Your case is the vivid evidence of that all worldly success and spiritual achievement are originated from the source of Guru’s blessings. I happily congratulate you find out the true shadow of pure bliss to keep away from the hot Samsara.

    Thank you so much for your sharing. I am looking forward to reading more of your articles.

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

    May pure mind yoga spread all around the world to benefit all beings.

    May Tantra Upatissa get joyful on the path of liberation.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  20. Mật Chánh Hoa says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    I’m very happy to read your letter from India: “Shadow of life” on the occasion of the Guru day.

    I like your thought about Guru who supports us the true and happy shadow from the heat of Samsara. Guru who change our miserable life into the full of happiness and success.

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

    Thanks for good article of Tantra Upatissa. I hope read more your articles on chanhtuduy.com. May you have a happy life and make progress in the enlightened path.

    May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddhahood.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!    

  21. Mật Chánh Tấn says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa!

    I would like to express my rejoicement to read what you have shared in this article. Your sharing as well as your devotion toward the holy Guru is such valuable lesson that i need take into my mind.

    In this Saha world, it is not difficult to identify the suffering or pain that many people are having, from the pressure of making a living to the pain of illness or the suffering like the hot weather, which so many people in India have to endure right now. As you have shared in this article, among those pains and suffering, the scariest thing is the illness of wrong view – the cause that make us wandering in this samsara. Fortunately, we have opportunity to learn Pure Mind Yoga with the teaching from holy Guru. Under holy Guru’s instruction, we have opportunity to practice Renunciation, Bodhicitta and Emptiness in such simple and beneficial methods. Thanks to the holy Guru’s teaching, we have chance to look back at ourselves, correct our mistakes and gradually understand and avoid the harmful effect of five poison: greedy, hatred, delusion, arrogance and jealousy. I think that the holy Guru’s teaching would helps us to create shadow of our life in the right orbit round the correct doctrine of the Buddha. The important point is that whether the student like ourselves could understand and know how to cherish the cool shadow, which we are having. And from this article, i understand that by thinking of all benefits and success that we have achieved in our life all come from the holy Guru’s teaching, we can gradually nurture our belief as well as devotion toward to the holy Guru, as Master Agvaghosa has confirmed: “Devotion toward Guru is the root of enlightenment” (50 verses of Guru Devotion”).

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

    Thanks Tantra Upatissa for such good article. May you have a happy life and make progress in the enlightened path.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  22. Dear Holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read Tantra Uppatissa’s letter on occasion of Guru Rinpoche’s day. Not only Tantra Uppatissa, but also all of us – students of ITA (Song Nguyen Tantra House), thanks to Yoga Thanh Tri (Pure Mind Yoga) invented by Reverend Guru, we always are able to keep the balance as well as cheerfulness in our mind and daily lives. How fortunate we are when we could meet and follow Guru’s steps! I wonder how our lives would be without your guidance, teaching? Once again, we would have fallen into the sufferings of samsara and lost the chance to go to the liberty land.

    On the occasion of Guru Rinpoche’s day, I would like to express gratitude towards Reverend Guru and may I and other dharma brothers always are able to sustain awakening so that we can follow Guru’s steps from now till achieving comprehensive enlightenment.
    May Holy Guru and his consort live long for benefit of sentient beings
    May all sentient beings could achieve happiness of Buddhahood.
    Om ah hum.

  23. Mật Tấn Giác says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I’m so delighted to read Tantra Upatissa’s letter “Letter from India: Shadow of life”. I delight with Tantra Upatissa’s sharing on occation of “Guru Day”. His humble attitude and deep gratitude to Holy Guru is the good example for me to look back myself.

    I have the same feeling with Tantra Upatissa, because this time in Hanoi, it’s so hot with temperature over 40 degree Celsius. I felt the heat of samsara and sufferings of all human and sentient beings. With ignorance and wrong-view, many sentient beings can not meet the true spiritual teacher (Guru) in their life. As “a moth plunging into the flame of a lamp”, they suffer from eight worldly winds (Fame-Disrepute, Praise-Blame, Gain-Loss, Pleasure-Pain) and five poisons (Greed, Hatred, Ignorance, Arrogance, Jealousy).

    With Bodhicitta and wisdom, Holy Guru gave us a new life of Prince of Universe. Now walking on the path of liberation, we have a chance to rest our back under the Wind and Shadow and on the Six “hammocks” woven from the Bodhicitta and wisdom of the Guru. Without these “Bodhi hammocks” with umbrellas of Right View, Right Dharma, Right Method and drops of Dharma nectar from chanhtuduy.com, it’s no way for us to reach the City of Liberation. And I understood that “The Guru is the Buddha, the Dharma and the Sangha. The Guru is one who accomplishes everything. The Guru is Glorious Vajradhara”.

    Thank you for giving us these “shadows of life” and building such “transient station” so that we can fuel up with energies of “merits” and “wisdom” to reach the Pure Land.

    On the occation of this special Guru Day, from the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my deep gratitude towards Holy Guru. May Holy Guru and his consort have a good health and live long for sake of all sentient beings.

    May Tantra Upatissa achieve all of rightful wishes.

    May sentient beings are fulfilled with the blessings of the Three Jewels.

    OM MANI PADME HUM

  24. Mật Vạn Phúc says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    It’s really great to reading your sharing in “Letter from India: Shadow of life”. Your words touch my heart and I totally agree with you about the significant role of the holy Guru in our life, which is like a shadow protecting us from the fatal heat of Samsara.

    And I’m also happy to hear that you have gained some achievements in many aspects of you life such as your better metal/physical health, your improving spiritual life and your successful career. These are all coming from the holy Guru’s blessings as well as your deep devotion towards Guru.

    Thank you for your meaningful letter, I truly feel happy for your new chapter of life since the day you found the vital refuge from the burning fire of Samsara.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  25. Mật Nhị Khang says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa!

    I am grateful for your article. I am agree with you on your opinion ” With Guru’s blessing and his method of reading articles and commenting on chanhtuduy.com was a best way to get the happiness among full of miserable life”. I am delighted you passed your success in phycial life, mental life and so on.

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

    May Tantra Upatissa achieve all of rightful wishes.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  26. Tantra Sutradaka says:
    REVEREND GURUJEE

    Om Mani Padme hum

    I bow before youf lotus feet

    I am really very happy to read the article of Tantra Upatissa on the eve of Guru Day wherein he has not only expressed his inner gratitude for our kind and compassionate Guru but also applied his Buddhist wisdom to explain the mundane existential Dukkah arising due to climatic torcher of the sun of which we all are being tormented, about which I have narrated to my friend . In fact every impediment on our volition is Dukkha, whether it is bereavement of of our near or dear or meeting with an unpleasant situation. The scorching heat is one of them of which we all Indians suffering these days,  whether one is rich or poor. Tantra Upatissa is lucky enough in the sense that he has received meditational method and Mantra from our Guru that is helping him in warding off tis agony on his mental level, as well as physical level. All pleasure and pain emerge in the mind and then it sends command to his whole body and on feels soothing or sad sensation. If Guru’s grace downs upon one becomes lucky enough to ward off all the unpleasant feelings of life. This is the reason Tantra Upatissa has equated Guru with Buddha Dhamma and the Samgha. This is the highest state of devotion. Once, the Buddha has said in the Dhammapada, “Saddhay taratiogham“. One may cross the ocean of suffering if one has devotion and confidence in Guru (Buddha) Dhamma and the Samgha. I am deeply delighted of his article and am grateful to the Guru for sharing it.

     Om Mani Padme Hum

    Long Live our Guru with his Consort

    Tantrasutradaka   (Avinash Kumar Srivastava)

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

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I’m touched by this letter of Tantra Upatissa, who expressed his gratitude for being sheltered from the heat of Samsara, under the shadow of the Guru. The sun heat, that the people of Idia is suffering with, might be unbearable to many people, yet it is only a reminder of a much greater suffering – being trapped in Samsara. It’s stunning to me how much pain this world is capable of having. People can die from the weather, something other enjoys for granted.

    I’m happy for the improvements Tantra Upatissa has had, from his job to his mental health and especially, at this very moment when he can work in an air-conditioned office instead of suffering from the heat. I’m happy for his experience with the Dharma through Puremind Yoga, under the guidance of the Guru. If today I don’t have the chance to follow the Holy Guru footsteps, I would be wandering the desert in no direction. I pray, may all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  28. Mật Từ says:

    Dear Tantra Upatissa,

    I was moved reading your sharing. I am impressed with the parallel portraits between the fierce heat of weather and the the heat of Samsara sufferings you described. As you said, all beings have to bear from Samsara heat without detecting a way to escape, the heat that are carried away by the eight winds (prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, and pleasure) will eventually become fiercer. I appreciated your deep thoughts that though the Buddha was the one set out the four noble truths and the noble eightfold paths, only with the teachings and methods of our Guru that can give us a shadow to free from the heat of Samsara. Therefore, at present we can stay in a cool room with “air conditioner” working stably which are chanhtuduy.com and six methods of practicing Dharma that were invented by Guru. I am also happy that you have been achieving your dream job, and a happy mind that even makes your colleagues take it as a surprise, you totally recovered from your insomnia, especially growing the faith and reverence in Guru. Thank you for your meaningful and inspiring sharing.

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

    May all sentient being achieve the happiness of Buddha nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  29. Nicholas says:
    Dear Guru, may you live longer. Your so important to us.
  30. Mật Thuận Liên says:
    ” Buddha is Dhamma

    Dhamma is Guru

    Similarly

    Buddha is Guru

    Guru is Bhudda!”

    Dear, Tantra Upatissa.

    I deeply agree with you that only The Lord Buddha shows us the four noble truths and noble eightfold paths to follow. Only the Guru who helps us to understand about the Buddha’s teaching and gives us the methods to practice to make the shadow four own to free from the heat of Samsara, the Guru is the one who accomplishes everything.

    After reading your article ” Shadow of life”, I know that the Guru is the Buddha, the Guru is the Dhama, the Guru is also the Sangha.

    Although we have up and down in life or suffering a lot in heat of samsara, the Guru is always with you and yours, he will bless for you with his method of reading articles and commenting on Chanhtuduy.com, which means that you also bring not only best things for you but also for all relatives.

    In order to have good results the Holy Guru after more than 25 years of his untiredly working for the liberation of all being

    My Guru and yourConsort live long for benefit of other beings.

    Buddha and the Holy Guru bless for Tantra Upatissa and yours.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om mani padme hum

     

  31. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Thank you very much Mat Thuan Lien for reading my article and for your good feelings upon me. May you true wishes come true.

    Om Mani Pame Hum

  32. Alphonse Koi says:
    Dear GURU,

    Let me thank you very much for all you do for saving all sentient beings. I feel more and more happy to practise your recommendations; I mean different methods of meditation. Simply, let me to recognise all lessons l receive and make in practice.

    Long life to you !

    Om Mani Padme Hum !

  33. Mật Đăng Tâm says:
    Dear Tantra Upatissa!
    Mat Dang Tam rejoy to read your share.
    It is very hot today in Ha Noi, Viet Nam and i am more sympatheic to your writing. I imagine that, this Samsara is not difference from a huge burnt desert and how can we , who are the ordinary weak beings cross with out the protection of shadow? I understand that we will never success and we will be only a pile of dry bones in the harsh desert. Mat Dang Tam understand that, it is so rare to see the shadow in the vast desert and how lucky we are because we are covered by that shadow of life! Will we be stupid to leave the shadow? Thank you for your sharing.
    May Tantra Upatissa have a good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment.
    May Guru and his consort live long for the sake of sentient being.
    May all sentient being achive the happiness of Buddha ‘s hood.
    Om Mani Padme Hum
  34. sunil says:
    Dear Guru,

    I read above article it’s really feel good and heart touching . Because along with this letter i must say thank to My friend who visit to Honorable guru. He share his experience and address the value of  the path of lord buddha .

    I must say Thank you to Dear Guru

    Om mani padme hum

    Sunil varpe

  35. Vivek RS(Tantra Kasila) says:
    Dear Guru

    Who is a Guru, one who dispels the darkness and takes towards light.Guru is the one who has a higher level of consciousness compared to other beings.It is this ability of theirs that makes them Guru.He/she is the one who acts as a bridge between the supreme being and human beings.So inorder for a person to achieve a higher level of spirituality Guru is a pivotal requirment.As the saying goes a master has failed much more times than the beginner has ever tried.

    Let the Guru live long and all the sentinel beings have the peacefulness and calmness attained by Buddha.

    • Nguyên Thành says:

      No, I am not bridge between the surper being and human beings! Never! You have the crazy meand!

  36. Vivek RS(Tantra Kasila) says:
    Dear Guru

    By bridge I meant a connection,a path to enlightenment.

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