Apr 24, 2017

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Letter from Bhutan: THE WORDS OF MY PERFECT GURU (Lời vàng Thầy tôi)

Letter from Bhutan: THE WORDS OF MY PERFECT GURU (Lời vàng Thầy tôi)

The conquer of peace and Buddhahood,
The supreme holder of all the oceans of thousand Buddhas,
The king of dharma of the world,
The holder of Nyingma lineage of Song Nguyen Tantra House,
The compassionate Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh,
I pray at your feet,
So by the blessing of your holiness,
May all sentient beings and i attain fully enlightened Buddhahood.

The holy guru, the compassionate one with your unlimited tenderness always like a crystal running water, swiftly pours out the words of wisdom. Your preachings are so immense with vast meaning and wisdom. For your unlimited wisdom I am greatly encouraged and pray at your feet.
From the distance, i really feel the tranquility to read and learn your preachings. It seems like the Buddha Sakyamuni turning the wheel of dharma, giving the virtuous sermon for the innocent beings. A dry leaf is easily being blown away by the gentle breeze of calmness, so as the leaf is my mind. My soul of body, speech and mind dance with smile with your omniscient preachings. Your holiness, the compassionate one is the Buddha that has appeared in this world to bring benefits to all the sentient beings. Your holiness is the source of help and encouragement for the sentient beings to live in the world of dharma cycle to attain Buddha-hood. So vigilance you are as was, is and will be the Buddha for sentient beings.

Your holiness virtuous mind radiates loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity and so forth.

Well the era of now is marked by the drastic changes in the notion of beings, so to tame the non-virtuous mind of every individuals to sustain till the arrant enlightenment, your holiness is the greatest and finest protector of all sentient beings. The care of mother is your holiness’ care to all sentient beings. At all times of lives being in the past, present and future and at dawn and dust of existence , your holiness kindness and guide of dharma you preach move the beings in righteous of action, speech and thoughts. For your unlimited care for sentient beings your holiness is the precious mother of all.

Your holiness virtuous mind radiates loving-kindness, compassion, sympathetic joy, equanimity and so forth. With the Buddha attainment of your holiness, the attachment, hatred, pride, ignorance, jealousy, and miserliness of all sentient beings can be purified. The altruistic mind of holiness possesses pure knowledge of truth and recognized ultimate state of phenomena is emptiness. So the preachings of the holy Guru shower the tract of enlightenment for all. While the practitioners and I feel the freedom from obscurations with the blessings from your holiness discourses on Buddha dharma.

Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

Now towards the end of my thoughts on holy Guru’s preachings and discourses, I feel I am lucky to have the golden chance to read with patience, learn with happiness and concentrate with faith on holiness preachings. So with my heart as the Acharya Shantideva said, “All the happiness the world contains comes through wishing happiness for others; all the misery the world contains comes from wishing pleasure only for oneself.”

Song Nguyen Tantra House at night

For your unlimited wisdom I am greatly encouraged and pray at your feet

So all sentient beings are our parents and all our parents are grateful beings. May all the grateful beings attain enlightenment. Thus, may the holy Guru live long for the benefit of all the sentient beings which are tormented by the hotness, coldness and pain of cyclic sufferings in this existence of beginningless samsara. May the sermon of Buddha spread throughout the nooks and corners of universe. May all the Buddhas and Sangas of this good kalpa live long to dispel the sufferings. So lastly no means the least I code Buddha Shakyamuni, “Those who desire Buddhahood should not train on many Dharmas, but only one. Which one? The greatest of all is compassion. For those who understand and emanate compassion possesses all the Buddha’s teachings as if it were in their palm of their hand.”

Sonam Norbu

  1. Mật Kính says:

    Dear Sonam Norbu

    Thanks for very much for your writing “ The word of My Perfect Guru”. Im very impress with your starting “ the conquer of peace and Buddhahood, the supreme holder … pray at your feet”, it show your devotion toward so huge and think about his teaching and after that you have the good results as you feel the freedom form obscuration with the blessings from your holiness discoursers on Buddha dharma  and you have the good connection think about Guru so often and than more you will get the closer englightment because   “ Better than mediating on a hundred thousand deities for ten million kalpas is to think of one’s teacher for a singer instant” ( from “ The words of my perfect Teacher “ by Patrul Rinpoche ) . I look forwarding to read more letter from you.

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

    May Sonam Norbu achieve all legitimate

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

    OM AH HUM

  2.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Guru : Muchas gracias por compartir ” Las palabras de mi Guru Perfecto ” …Desde la distancia siento la tranquilidad de leer tan maravillosas palabras de sabiduria y compasion. Parece como si el Buda Sakyamuni girara la rueda del Dharma. El compasivo Rinpoche rezo a tus pies. El rey del Dharma del mundo . Su Santidad irradia bondad amorosa, compasion , alegria compasiva ., ecuanimidad. Con el Buda alcanzando su Santidad , el apego, el odio, el orgullo, la ignorancia, los celos y la avaricia, de todos los seres sisntientes pueden ser purificados. La mente altruista de su Santidad posee el conocimiento puro de la verdad y el estado ultimo reconocido de los fenomenos que es el Vacio. Que el Santo Guru tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes . Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas .Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad y sus causas . OM MANI PADME HUM

  3. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this letter. I agree completely and they wrote it so eliquently.  No truer words have been spoken. Thank you for your care and consideration and for teaching us the ways to enlightenment. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings Om MAni Padme Hum

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:
      Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc bài viết này. Con hoàn toàn đồng ý với những cảm niệm mà đạo hữu này viết ra. Một bài viết hay, thấm đẫm lòng sùng kính và chân thật.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã để tâm dạy dỗ chúng con trên hành trình giác ngộ.

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

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

    People trying to practice Dharma may have single mindedness and not get confused by their wandering minds. They may be able convert their knowledge into wisdom for benefits of other beings.

    They may be guided by your blessings of teachings.

    May Guru live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..(  )..

    • Mật Diệu Hằng says:
      Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      Con hiểu rằng hành giả khi thực hành pháp nên tập trung và không bị xao động, ảnh hưởng bởi những niệm tưởng mông lung. Họ có thể ứng dụng những kiến thức Phật đà có được vào việc thực hành pháp và từ đó có được trí tuệ vì sự lợi lạc của tha nhân.

      Con cầu nguyện hữu tình nhận được sự để tâm chỉ dạy và ơn phước của Thầy từ những bài viết của Thầy.

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  5. Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan. says:

    Guru Is my guide

    Buddha is my life

    Dharma is my way

    Sangha is my spirit

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

    I am Tantra Nirvadeva.

    The writer of this article, Sonum Norbu from Bhutan, a follower of Guruji addresses with over whelming respect, joy and pleasure as ” The words of my PERFECT  Guru ” and uses the word ” PERFECT” which has a meaning of high significance ! as he notices all the virtual qualities of a Great Guru, unlike so many fake Gurus we usually see in this world like wolf in the mask of  sheep!
    Not only it is his opinion, but also we ,  all the followers and members of Song Nguyen Tantra House and Chanhtuduy.com jointly praise with high voice as Our ” PERFECT GURU ” which echoes and rebounds from all nook and corner of theWorld!. That is the greatness of our unmatched and incomparable Guru Song Nguyen Thana.!, Our beloved Guruji, the director of Song Nguyen Tantra House Sonam Norbu is highly impressed  by preachings by the Guruji and says it seems like the Buddha turning the wheel of Dharma, giving the virtual sermon for the innocent beings.! He compares  Guruji in par with the Buddha himself! as it is his genuine feelings. He says Guruji is the greatest and finest protector of all sentient beings and resembles that of Precious motherly care to all sentient beings.Guruji is the embodiment of compassion and loving kindness sympathetic joy and equanimity.He puts his all efforts to mind purification of all sentient beings. In other words Guruji is a beacon light in showing the path of Enlightenment and Liberation to all sentient beings !.
    Sonam Norbu , in this juncture, recollects Acharya Shantideva’s saying “All the happiness in the world derives from the aspirant and in action Bodhicitta and all the miseries in the world derives from wishing worldly pleasures only for oneself.!”
    Guruji’s philosophy of “Adwaitha” that all sentient beings are our parents and all our parents are greatful beings “is highly commendable!
    In my opinion, there is no bound for Knowledge and nothing wrong in knowing the philosophy and Practices of different religions and their spiritual practices that exist in the world. It is for the Dharma Practicioner  to judge which is the right and best Dharma practices to follow in the path of Enlightenment and Liberation.! Buddha’s Dharma teachings and practices as affirmed by Guruji is the best as it is supported by scientific foothold and not based on blind faith and superstitions.! In this context, I remember Leartis ‘s advice to his son in the Shakespeare’s English drama ” As you like it ” which says ” lend thy ears to all but use your own judgement “.! It is applicable in the selection of Dharma practices , your judgement is most important which is ratified by  Buddha too.!
    Om Mani Padme Hum.
    Long live our beloved Guruji for upholding Dharma.
    Dr C H Lakshminarayan.

  6. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. Thank you for publishing the commentary / letter from Sonam Norbu. I completely agree with these lines. It shows you holy Guru the devoted devotion of your disciples and readers worldwide. A big compliment and certainly praise for all your wise articles and your Dharma teaching. Also, my life has changed completely thanks to you holy guru and the dharma teaching. I have found peace in my meditations and precious power to see life as it. Nothing is permanent and we can train our minds positively. It fills me with joy to live the Boddhicitta and practice the Dharma daily. For me personally, there is no more valuable religion or philosophy of life than Buddhism. We can practice the Dharma at any time and expand our knowledge. With the help of our holy guru, we will succeed. It is in our hands. we know the triggers of suffering and can strengthen our minds and our hearts through compassion love and positive elements. My heart is filled with joy and happiness that I can bring Buddhism closer to people here in Germany. I am grateful for every article and the time that you holy guru spend teaching us. May you be blessed with good health and happiness. I bow in awe of you as our wise teacher.  May all be free from suffering and successful on the path of enlightenment. May all beings the happiness of Buddha s nature. Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment cuả đạo hữu Tantra Mikaya sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy cho con được đọc lá thư của đạo hữu Sornam Norbu. Con hoan hỷ tán đồng những cảm niệm của đạo hữu ấy. Bài viết của đạo hữu ấy đã cho thấy rõ sự nhiệt tâm, tận tụy và bồ đề tâm của Thầy tôn quý đối với học trò và đệ tử khắp nơi trên thế giới. Con hoan hỷ tán thán công hạnh của Thầy vì tất cả những bài viết trí tuệ và những bài pháp Thầy đã dạy chúng con, mang đến lợi lạc cho chúng con. Đối với bản thân con, cuộc đời con đã hoàn toàn thay đổi nhờ sự giúp đỡ của Thầy tôn quý và những bài pháp Thầy dạy. Con tìm thấy được sự bình an khi con thực hành, quán niệm về lời dạy của Thầy và Thầy đã cho con một nguồn năng lượng quý báu để nhìn nhận được bản chất của cuộc sống. Con hiểu rằng không có gì thường hằng và chúng con có thể rèn luyện tâm mình theo chiều hướng tích cực. Việc thực hành bồ đề tâm và thực hành pháp hàng ngày giúp con tràn đầy niềm vui. Con hiểu rằng không có tôn giáo nào hay triết lý cuộc sống nào quý giá hơn đạo Phật. Nhờ Thầy, chúng con có thể thực hành và chia sẻ pháp bất kỳ lúc nào. Dưới sự hướng dẫn của Thầy tôn quý, chúng con sẽ đạt được thành quả. Chúng con hiểu được căn nguyên của khổ đau và chúng con có thể rèn luyện tâm mình, sống mạnh mẽ hơn thông qua tâm từ, tình yêu thương và những niệm tưởng tích cực. Tâm con tràn ngập niềm vui và hoan hỷ mỗi khi con có thể giới thiệu nhiều hơn về đạo Phật cho hữu tình ở nước Đức. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì những bài viết của Thầy và những khoảng thời gian quý báu Thầy tôn quý dạy chúng con.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy thân tâm an tịnh và trường thọ.

      Con cúi đầu đảnh lễ vị Thầy trí tuệ.

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

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