Jun 20, 2021

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Letter from The USA: THE BUDDHA AND A DOG

Holy Guru,

I want to take the time to say is that me too. I as well grew up in house that we didn’t go to church or had nothing other religious part of my home life. But both my parents did and thing that is why went did not was I was a child but my parents was great. When it came to stuff they didn’t force it on my brother and I, but they us choose that on our own and me .I always that was the right thing to do and that was what we as humans did; was go to church my parents didn’t do that kind of thing with going to to church but the allowed us to go if our friends went to church; so if we were invited, they never stopped it or told us no. The first time I ever remembered going to church was when I was about 7 years old and my friend called asked if could and of course my parents say yes incpuld my got up and dressed me in one of my dresses to look nice and respectful. I always just it was fun didn’t go to much then I just would go vacation bible school that always took place in the summer time when and it lasted week and it was fun with arts and crafts then move to to going with all the friends.

Tantra Aradhana (Kim Johnson)

I grow up with to this once a week class then I became a teenager and want to have to fun skating swimming and going to the mall, then I didn’t go to church for years then my 30s I gave it a shot again went for about year or so, but it just was not my thing I want more, and the church telling me how I had to live. They even told me how to vote and how much to give to them. So did my own thing just being there for anyone who may need to help in their need. I have been like since I was. I was child, I am the kind of person that will drop anything to help someone and most the it is to help friends with their children cause skip ahead to this past year with covid-19 pandemic, and how I was able to find who I really was cause. You couldn’t do much. We had lockdowns and had to masknup only do essential things only and I was just fine with it.

All put it really made me look in to Buddhism and Buddha more and it always been there. It started reading quotes and the more I read they made more sense than any I ever learned in church, or even the bible. Just reading the quotes was peaceful and they also made feel more peace as well. Then my grandmother passed away and my dad sent me a few things of hers, and that was so sweet and nice. I wasn’t expecting anything I had alot of great memories with her, but the two things he sent me was to Buddha’s that my dad got for her as gift, and get them start me think more of the Buddhism path.

Then not long after that I started looking to pages on facebook and joining groups for asking and learning more and reading, and then I ask how to I get in to Buddhism. And everyone I has come across was so kind and loving explained everything to me how to go about things, and that is how Violet and I met as well. She is so kind and such a good friend so patient in her teaching and so sweet, and I started ordering books has well and gotten a few more Buddha’s as well like having them a lot. I feel at peace having them I don’t ever since I started going in this direction. I have felt more at peace within myself as well there us just beautiful over coming feeling well in this. All this I was talking to my cousin. We don’t live in the same state her America and I told her what I was interested in and she laughs, and she was oh my goodness. I been leaving there as well, and she was reading and learning, and the funny thing is we both already had few Buddha’s and we didn’t know that each of was doing and going in the route at the exact same time. So she and I talk about it together. It was just do funny how this happened to both of us around the same time frame, but in that process, I start getting rid of things as well that. I was attracted to for some odd reason, and I can’t really explain that just things mostly thinks people would gift me like tin can with candy or little trinket that I wod hang on to cause a friend gave to me, and I didn’t want to be rude and just toss it out. I didn’t want to hurt anyone’s feelings ever. I do have more to do in the department too.

I just doing slowly, and the articles that Violet sends me are are so wonderful and beautiful teachings. I love the pictures in the articles and you already will see a kitty here, there I love animals as well. I have dog his name is Harley and he too as well he is my little buddhist boy. He is so smart, and he understands as well. He loved the classes and listening to Violet read a lot. I told tell its class night Violet is going to read. He would go to bed and relax so much. He almost 7 and he has high anxiety to loud sounds and or fast-moving things like bikes or some people that are too loud; and the loud noises would never bother him when Violet would read and even after class he would so relaxed and at peace. It’s so cute and in the daytime if it was just him and I at home. My mom and roommate would be out and about with her dog. He would get anxiety with her here, so I can say to him: do you need to love on Buddha I have little pocket one that I can take with me if I for night to friend’s house, and he will kiss it and calms down and relax and will just go lay down he likes Buddhism music too. I know I am now on the right path to who I should have been, and I wish I would found and learned Buddhism years ago it also helped me in so many ways

Guru and cats

 

I have dog his name is Harley

He would go to bed and relax so much

 

 

Thank you Guru

For you’re teaching and for teaching me

Thank you Guru!  For you’re teaching and for teaching me

Om mani padme hum

Guru Rinpoche Day

Thank you so much Guru

May covid-19 be gone soon praying for that.

Tantra Aradhana (Kim Johnson)

 

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  1. Tantra Aradhana (USA) says:

    Thank you so much Guru
    For this opportunity to be able to have my letter posted i now know Buddhism and buddha is where I belonged I never knew I had this in me to write something of this nature before and it has really boosted my confidence with the help of you Guru and the help from violet the classes and the all the articles and teachings have read to help me learn and understand

    Thank you Guru
    Om mani padme hum

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Dear Tantra Aradhana,
      Thank you for your comment. It is my gladness to see how learners start engaging in Buddhism through my teachings and making progress. I was delighted to read your sharing. I hope you will be more motivated to read, learn, and experience more the benefit of Dharma through many articles on the website.
      Om mani padme hum.

      • Tantra Aradhana says:

        Holy Guru
        Thank you for you’re kind word and such kindness and understanding I been sharing with family and friends I am so grateful to you

        Om mani padme hum

  2. Tantra Tanshami (USA) says:

    This is a precious story and I thank you for your kindness to animals. <3 – Comment from United States

    • Tantra Aradhana (USA) says:

      Thank you for you’re kind words this was something that was a little out of my comfort zone and I didn’t know i even had it in me to do this yes my little guy is my baby boy I think he thinks he a human being I don’t think he know if he is a dog

  3. tantra mahavita says:

    Dear Guru …Thank you so much for Beautiful History …I bowed my head at your lotus feet ….Lonf Life Dear Guru …Pandemic is over …All sentient being find the nature of mind …OM MANI PADE HUM

  4. Venessa (Sweden) says:

    Wauw, thank you so much for sharing this article Guru. I can relate to my self how it been in my life.
    Om mani padme hum.

  5. Robert Clayton Jr (America) says:

    Thank you for sharing your story. It is always a blessing to hear how someone, especially a fellow “westener”, came to find Dharma, the Buddha, the Sangha, and our blessed Guru.

    I wish you many blessings on your journey down the path of enlightenment that leads to liberation!

    Praise for Guatama Buddha, Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh, the Dharma, Guru’s six spiritual practices, and the Sangha.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. paul yawney says:

    Thank you for sharing this letter I to travelled a similar path before going into Buddhism. western religion did me no favors. I had some bad things with them. Guru`s teachings and Violet gentle way of giving the lessons helped to get into it more. I am happy for you finding the right Path. OM MANI PADME HUM

    Tantra Himataru ( canada )

  7. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear Tantra Aradhandra
    Thank you for sharing how you came to chanhtuddycom. I love hearing stories of other learners and how they came to be here. We all have different stories but have all ended up here with our wonderful Guru as our teacher and guide to pure land yoga. I am so pleased you too have found your way here.
    Dear Holy Guru,
    Thank you for sharing her letter. This is another example of the way your lessons and devotion to your students is improving not only another sentient being but much more than that. As each of us learn and each of us continue to practice Buddhism we influence positivity in others. Even if they do not understand or want to understand Buddha. They are left better by our lessons and our understanding. Little by little your lessons are crossing the globe and affecting all. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all you do. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings wake in liberation and close the door on suffering. Om Mani Padme Hum

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