Jun 25, 2020

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Letter from Canada: OFFERING WITH GOOD HEART

Letter from Canada: OFFERING WITH GOOD HEART

“Ting, ting”, the “happy” notification sound from the bank has brought my attention. I looked at my phone and saw the amount of payments from 2 customers had transferred to my bank account. I am kind of surprised because I talked back and forth with them for days and there was no hint that they wanted to order. Emailing back and forth with customers is just a regular routine for my work, some will order, and some will not so I did not expect too much. This time, the orders from customers made me so happy although it is not a big order. However, it came at the right time because I really wanted to dedicate the offering to Holy Guru on the Guru day, but I could not afford before that.

 

I asked permission to call Guru and that I really wanted to dedicate the offering toward him. Guru praised ” How good you are! but I won’t accept your money. I know your business is not good during this time.” and it seemed he could read my mind, so he continued “I know your good heart, that is the great thing. I accept your offering which is your good heart, but you keep your money”. Every of his words brought tears to my eyes. I was insisting because I know no offering can compare to his work and his dedication for the true happiness of all sentient beings and he never accepts any offerings easily so the Guru’s day is the precious chance for me to express my gratitude toward him. Finally, Guru told me “Ok, I accept your offering and I grant it to you so you can do a favor for me”. I was so happy and excited. “Yes, Guru, I will do as you teach”. He said, “Buy a good meal and eat with Kevin, and tell him that he is handsome and love him so much”. Oh my Buddha, I can’t stop laughing at his hilarious “moho” kungfu. His “moho” brought me out of the uncomfortable feeling. It is not the first time he has not taken my physical gift and I really feel touched and uneasy. Guru does not accept any material offering when anyone’s situation is not good; he accepts good deeds and good hearts of disciples and he still gives his blessing equally. Guru wanted me to do a favor for him which is to treat ourselves to a good meal, he always thinks for us, for all of his disciples. It makes me feel ashamed about myself. He always calms us “Don’t worry, everything will be ok” and asks if I have proper food to eat, proper place to stay… but I never ask how his meal is. I am moved to know that during the trip Guru could not get enough rest and proper food, he even got food poison because of the hygiene of street food but he never complained a word, still gave us all meaningful lessons. I cannot thank him enough for what he has done and is doing for us, for all sentient beings.

I cannot thank him enough for what he has done and is doing for us, for all sentient beings.

 

I don’t know how my life would be if I did not meet Guru. It brought me back to years ago, before I met him, I was hopeless, depressed and cranky. I lived in the dark of sorrow and saw life through negative eyes. I never felt happy for a day even though I had a good meal or traveled to a new place. I felt pity for myself and doubted everyone. I thought it was my character and I had to live like that forever. If you feel ugly about your look such as nose, lips, eyebrows, you will just find the best plastic surgery doctor and change it. But no one would be able to fix your soul, your mind. I feel so lucky that I met Guru, the most talented doctor who not only changed my soul but also has given me new eyes, positive ones. I was born again, a happy person, I appreciate every day I wake up, every meal I eat, every place I have been. Guru has brought remarkable changes to many Dharma brothers’ lives such as the excellent graduation of Mat Tu, a luxury house of Mat Khue Minh, Mat Dinh Thuan, Mat Khanh Lien, the new car of Mat Dang Tam, the desirable job of Mat Hoa and countless circumstances. Furthermore, Guru even supports and sponsors in spiritual and material ways to many disciples to help them to study higher in order to get a better job and better life. Thanks to his great innovation Pure Mind Yoga with Six wonderful Dharma practice methods, practitioners around the world can approach the right view and be shined by Guru’s Bodhicitta and wisdom. Beyond that, Guru has driven over 2,000km to give sermons, wrote 7 beneficial articles in English during the trip, held 2 massive Dharma conferences and accomplished dozens of talks at coffee shops to do Bodhi activities in order to help sentient beings. Guru has dedicated his life, his assets, wisdom to bring true happiness to beings. Now more than ever I have experienced the most benefit and value of Pure Mind Yoga and Guru teachings. During this uncertain time, I can keep my mind in balance and joyful attitude by the practice of reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com, the generation of Bodhicitta through 16 daily activities. Besides, the economy is not good now, but I am able to pay salaries for my team and do not fire anyone. Everyday I could feel the wonder of faith and strength of Guru and Yidam’s blessing and protection, the magician of Dharma. I have realized the value of my life, a lucky life to meet and follow Guru’s guidance on the path to the enlightenment.

 

I shudder to think of the terrible outcome if I followed the fake bhikkhu of one of the giant temples out there. I would be broke and still blind in the darkness of ignorance. On the Guru day, while these big temples or fake abbots, bhikkhus will brag and flaunt as great pomp to unleash wrong and evil views to beings, the Holy Guru has crossed over the country alone on his car to spread right view and blessing to beings. While these fake bhikkhu show off to polish themselves in order to collect offerings as much as possible, the Holy Guru ponders the disciple’s situation and gives them blessing without taking any material offerings. I understand that Guru never needs our offerings because we can never repay him for all of his grand benefits, but offering with a pure heart toward Guru is one of the easiest ways to express our gratitude, to become “repaying debts of gratitude” person. This is the precious opportunity for us to earn good deeds and merit.

Dear Holy Guru

On Guru’s day, I would like to use this opportunity to express my gratitude toward the great Guru, to your generosity, Bodhicitta, wisdom and your unceasing Bodhi activities. You have brought right view light into our life, given us new eyes to distinguish between right and wrong view so that we don’t mistake copper for gold as well as grant us the most beneficial Dharma practice methods so that we can attain joy in this life and attainment of rebirth in the Pure Land next life. I sincerely pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort for the sake of all sentient beings.

May myself and Dharma brothers always obey Guru, nurture devotion toward Guru as the Dharma orbit.

May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.

Om Mani Padme Hum

Mat Kha Phuc

  1. Mật Tấn Sơn (Đỗ Trường Giang) says:

    Dear Guru,
    I read this article.
    Thank you so much.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May Covid-19 pandemic soon be over.
    Om mani padme hum

  2. Mật Huệ Bích ( 8 tuổi) says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this whole article,

    Thank you, Guru,

    I pray for your health and longevity off Guru and your consort for the sake of all sentient beings,

    pray for the coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated ,

    I Pray that all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om mani padme hum.

  3. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc,

    I am delighted to read your sharing in this article. Thank you for sharing this article as it helps me to understand more how big the Guru’s bodhicitta is. The Guru has given us so much, from many valuable lessons via Yoga Thanh Tri, which are helping us to take steady steps on the journey of liberation, then many supports relating to mental and even material aspects. It would be really hard or even never for us to repay the Guru. After reading what you shared in this article, I also have the same feeling as you. It looks like I was born again with the light of right view thanks to Guru’s teachings and guidance. It is true to say that thanks to Guru’s teachings and guidance, we now have a clear goal in our life, which is to attain joy in this life and attain rebirth in the Pure Land next life. Furthermore, instead of looking at life with negative eyes, we now can live with a positive soul and gratitude mind by having strong belief in Guru, Buddha, Dharma, Sangha and following Guru’s teachings.

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

    May Dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc get joyful and successful on the path to enlightenment.

    May the epidemic of Covid-19 come to end soon.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  4. Mật Phê Rô says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con hoan hỷ thiện hạnh chia sẻ bài viết của huynh Mật Khả Phúc từ đất nước Canada.

    Con cảm ơn huynh Mật Khả Phúc đã viết bài. Cầu nguyện cho huynh luôn hạnh phúc, hanh thông, viên thành những ước nguyện chính đáng.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô sức khỏe, trường thọ vì đại nghiệp phổ truyền Yoga Thanh Trí, làm lợi lạc tất cả chúng sanh.

    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh corona sớm được tiêu trừ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  5. Mật Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc,

    More often than not, I can only imagine making offerings to the Guru because the Guru won’t accepts, knowing that I am facing hardship in life. The first time I witness the Guru refusing an offering, I was very surprise and realize how important it is for offerings to be pure.

    In contrary, many pagodas install dozens of charity boxes, like an army of hungry ghosts opening their mouthes waiting to be fed. The simple fact is that, in life, I have never seen anyone who work so hard everyday to benefits others and ready to receive nothing in return. The Guru’s renunciation and his many sacrifice for the sake of all sentient beings, including myself, make me realize that I will never, never be able to pay back this debt of gratitude. I can only try my best to learn from the Guru, to listen and act accordingly to the Buddha’s Dharma He taught.

    Thank you for the writing you’ve shared. May dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc achieve all rightful wishes. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature. May the Corona pandemic will soon be over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  6. Mật Tuệ Tín says:

    Dear Guru!

    I am delighted to read this article “Letter from Canada : offering with good heart”.

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

    May Mat Kha Phuc achieve all rightful wishes.

    May all sentient being attain the Buddha nature’s hapiness.

    May Covid-19 pandemic will be end soon.

    Om mani padme hum.

  7. Mật Thủy says:

    Dear Mat Kha Phuc,

    I’m delighted with your sharing in your letter from Canada. This is not the first time I’ve learnt that Guru doesn’t accept someone’s offering or accepts their offering and then grant it back to them. Guru always does things with thoughtfully anticipating and care about others, especially his disciples and learners. That is the noble quality of a Guru that taking advantage of existent means for Bodhicitta, for the benefits of all sentient beings. We, disciples, pay our respect to him and pray for Guru’s noble qualities will pervade us.

    Thinking of the early days you came to Song Nguyen Tantra House, I still remember how rare the smile was on your face. So surprised of all the changes in your soul that Guru has made! And not only you, I think, but all of us has also changed ourselves little by little day by day to become better. And then, one day we look back and see how marvellous Guru’s method is that has “surgery” effects on our mind, our soul. We are grateful to Guru for helping us to be our “new us” today and tomorrow, as long as we follow his guidance.

    Thank you for your sharing.

    May Guru and his consort good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings. May Guru’s Dharma trip be safe and successful.

    May the Covid-19 pandemic soon come to an end.

    Om mani padme hum!

  8. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru,
    I am delighted to read the letter from Canada.
    Thank you, Mat Kha Phuc, for sharing to helps me know about the “OFFERING WITH GOOD HEART”.
    I also have see it that, Guru alway has taken care the practitioners by his bodhicitta. Guru has dedicated his life, his assets, wisdom to bring true happiness to beings.
    Throughly this article, you helped me realize that, Guru has granted the endless favor for us. Therefore, we need to the “offering with good heart” towards Guru, it is the better way to express our gratitude.
    May Guru and your consort have good health and longevity for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May the Covid 19 pandemic be soon over.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. Admin
    Mật Diệu Hằng says:

    Dear Mat Kha Phuc,

    I am delighted to read your sharing. I am so moved by Guru’s compasion and bodhichitta. I wonder if there are any spiritual Teacher like Guru in this world?  I have also learnt the precious lesson that only Guru understands and empathize all learners. What he needs is the follwers’  renunciation from samsara in order to lead to the city of liberation and taste the sweet of true happiness. If we still cling to the worldly things with the selfish mind,  we are never free from sufferings. Therefore,  we should follow the Guru’s bright example to practice the renunciation then bodhichitta for the holy fruit of transcendent wisdom. I am happy to praise Guru’s wisdom and bodhichitta for guiding all sentient beings on the path of enlightenment. His pure support and compassion up on us are so big enough,  we can not repay for all his kindness. Because all worldly treasures can not be compared with the true happiness in Nirvana.

    Thank you so much for your meaningful sharing.

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

    May all your righteous wishes come true soon.

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

    May Covid 19 pandemic come to an end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  10. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear compassionate guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, it’s a huge pleasure for me to see that our holy guru has disciples in Canada, America, German, French and the whole world, you deserve that and more much more than that, your goodness, compassion, loyalty, kindness and fabulousness got beyond all borders, thank you so much again

    I bow my head down for you

    I devote myself to you

    I express my gratitude to you

    I bow my head down for you lotus feet

    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

  11. tantra mahavita says:

    Dear holy Guru: Thank you very much for sharing this article on your day. You give us the opportunity to express our tremendous Gratitude to your generosity, Bodhichitta wisdom and compassion for all your countless activities. You have given us the Precious Dharma, the Jewel that grants all desires. Bringing to our life the joy to have the correct vision and Wrong … so that we don’t confuse copper with gold …. Thank you very much for your Immeasurable Compassion … I have no words to thank you. I sincerely pray that you have health and a long life. For the benefit of all sentient beings. May all beings find the Nature of the mind. Let the pandemic end ..OM MANI PADME HUM

  12. Mật Tuyết Hoa says:

    Dear dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc,

    I am delighted to read your article. Your words are like that my mind about the Guru and his Bodhicitta, wisdom as all the teachings from him to me, to beings. I understand that all benefit we get it from the chance to meeting and following Guru in this life, we can’t pay back this debt of gratitude not only by money or material. I can only learn by my heart to Guru teachings, following and applying them in the life with “offering with good heart” by pure the devotion toward Guru.

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

    Thank you for your writing. May dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc achieves all rightful wishes.

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

    May the Covid 19 will end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  13. prem lal says:

    Respected Guruji Namaskar

    Thankyou so much for sending so much beautiful Article.Actually these are the advices of Gurujis those are related in the Article.So we must follow them and practice them in our daily life.Respected Guruji is spreading the teachings of lord Buddha in this world.Let us follow our Guruji.

    I bow my head in the lotus feet of Guruji.

    om mani padme hum.

  14. Mật Huệ Pháp
    Mật Huệ Pháp says:

    Dear Mat Kha Phuc

    I am delighted with your genuine feelings and thoughts about Guru on the occasion of Guru’s Day this year. Let me share with your feelings since Guru has refused my offerings for many times and contrarily granted me with many things, even money. Saying this not because I attach much importance to materials or money but to realize the compassion of Guru who not only takes care of the spiritual life of the disciples but also of their living conditions in real life. I believe everyone of us has ever witnessed his caring and considerateness towards followers and disciples in every comment on the web or at every dharma festivals, as if the happiness of the sentient beings is his only concern. Cannot agree more that we are really blessed to meet and learn from an authentic Guru, because Lama Patrul Rinpoche has warned that if we encounter a fake Guru, we will throw away the rare opportunity of having freedom and advantageous conditions of a human life. It’s like we are killed by a poisonous snake lying under a tree when we get close to it just because we mistake the snake for the shadow of the tree. Wish we will never stop nurturing our devotion to Guru and Dharma so that we can live a happy life and a happy rebirth in the Western Pure Land in the future. Thank you for the sharing.

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

    May Mat Kha Phuc have health and soon achieve all righteous wishes

    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha-nature

    May the Covid-19 pandemic end soon

    Om Ah Hum

  15. Mật Diễm says:

    Dear Guru

    I am delighted to read this article ” Letter from Canada : offering with good heart”.

    I pray for the health and longevity of Guru and your consort for the sake of the being’s,

    I pray that all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature,

    Pray for the coronavirus disease soon to be eradicated,

    OM AH HUM.

  16. Mật Giác Đăng says:

    Dear dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc,

    I am delighted to your emotional sharing in this article. It makes me touched by heart when thinking about how fortunate I am to meet and follow holy Guru in this life – the true spiritual teacher who not only takes care of our spiritual destinies but also pays much attention to us in our material and mental lives. I have no word to express my agreement to your thoughts – I cannot thank Guru enough for what he has done and is doing for us, for all sentient beings, and I either don’t know how my life would be if I did not meet Guru. I really will never be able to pay back this debt of gratitude. I pray for myself, along with all our dharma brothers will always appreciate this precious chance, always nurture the devotion towards holy Guru, will have opportunities to dedicate offerings with pure heart to Him. Pray for all of us will become the third rare person – the “repaying debts of gratitude” one.

    I sincerely pray for health and longevity of Guru and his consort.

    Pray for Mat Kha Phuc soon to achieve righteous wishes.

    Pray for covid -19 pandemic will be soon eliminated.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  17. Mật Hồng Thức says:

    Dear Guru,

    I am delighted to read thia article ” Letter from Canada: Offering with good heart”.

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

    May Mat  Kha Phuc achieve all rightful wishes.

    May all sentient being attain the Buddha nature’s hapiness.

    May Covi-19 pandemic will be end  soong.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  18. paul yawney says:

    Dear Holy Guru, I bow head to Lotus feet. Thank you for another wonderful article. Offerings made from the heart and the pay back of same  are the most beautiful. an offering does not have to be material gift. giving from the heart is a sharing of yourself. You give without expectation. Holy Guru does this from the  teaching and wisdom Heart. Thank you for your gifts. May holy Guru and Consort live a long and wonderful life. OM MANI PADME HUNG. May the end of this virus be close at Hand.

    Tantra Himataru

  19. Mật Từ says:

    Dear Mat Kha Phuc,

    I felt so moved to read the story of offering with a good heart, which is not rare from what we have witnessed from Guru. I felt sympathy with your sharing that we cannot thank him enough for what he has done and is doing for us. Like a recent sharing from Dharma brother Mat Dieu Hang that while we were enjoying homely atmosphere, Guru was driving alone, struggling with many risks in his long journey. The long journey that is not only limited by physical distance but also carries the spiritual destinies of his disciples and sentient beings. He keeps caring about spreading right Dharma and lightening more and more sentient beings’ lives, while returning the good deeds of doing offerings, he refused to receive it for the disciples’ sake. The reserve questions tortured me is that how about Guru’s life, Guru’s health, and his safety, etc., have I ever asked him those questions as if he cares for me and all his disciples always..

    Thank you for your sharing. May you practice Dharma diligently and fulfil your legitimate wishes.

    May Guru have a good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May Covid19 pandemic end soon.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  20. Mật Hoàng Trúc says:

    Dear Guru

    I am delighted to read this article.

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

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

    May the covid-19 pandemic will be soon over.

    Om mani padme hum.

  21. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    My name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I thank you for this wonderful article. Thank you for your time which you sacrifice for sentient beings to benefit, from your right view, I also thank you for not put material things as yardsticks for receiving blessings from you.

    May Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings

    may all sentient beings be free from suffering

    may the end of covid 19 come soon.

    Om mani padme hum

     

  22. Kevin says:

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful article. I want to express my gratitude to the author and to the goly guru, may all sentient beings be free from suffering.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  23. Mật Thuận Nguyên says:

    Dear Guru
    I read this article.
    I am happy with the sincere feeling that contains the devotion to my brother’s Master Mat Kha Phuc. The Guru is extending his arms to save so many poor spiritual fates in the cave and the end of sentient beings from the darkness of evil views so that we can now enter a new world filled with the light of the Dharma, knowing what true happiness is and how we are healed of strange diseases that only the Guru can find and treat it is spiritual myopia mind cancer. , … is smoldering, destroying our lives, like the insects that eat the lion’s body sooner or later become thin and weak. I thank Guru for giving us preventive and curative remedies for these seemingly impossible illnesses.
    May Guru and his consort live long and have a good health for the sake of all sentient being
    May all sentient being attian the happiness Buddha city
    May the evil spirit harm readers chanhtuduy.com will no longer be valid.
    May the Corona will end soom
    Om mani padme hum

  24. Mật Thuận Nguyên says:

    Dear Guru
    I read this article.
    I am happy with the sincere feeling that contains the devotion to my brother’s Master Mat Kha Phuc. The Guru is extending his arms to save so many poor spiritual fates in the cave and the end of sentient beings from the darkness of evil views so that we can now enter a new world filled with the light of the Dharma, knowing what true happiness is and how we are healed of strange diseases that only the Guru can find and treat it is spiritual myopia mind cancer. , … is smoldering, destroying our lives, like the insects that eat the lion’s body sooner or later become thin and weak. I thank Guru for giving us preventive and curative remedies for these seemingly impossible illnesses.
    May Guru and his live long and have a good health for the sake of all sentient being
    May all sentient being attian the happiness Buddha city
    May

  25. Mật Thuận Nguyên says:

    Dear Guru
    I’d like to repent of my wrong thinking and usage. I will pay more attention in the next comments.
    Om mani padme hum

  26. Mật Phụng says:

    Dear Guru !
    I have finished reading “Letter From Canada :OFFERING WITH GOOD HEART ” by dharma brother Mat Kha Phuc.
    I rejoice with the since feelings of dhama brother Mat Kha Phuc about gratitude showing the devotion to the Guru.
    Though the article that helps me understand the bodhicitta of the Guru for us and sentient beings cannot be described inful.
    Thank dhma brother Mat Kha Phuc for sharing.
    I sincerely pray for health and longvity of Guru and you consort.
    I pray for all being to attain happiness in buddhabood.
    Pray for the corona pandemic with soon eliminate.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  27. Mật Như Pháp says:

    Dear Guru
    I have read the article of brother Mat Kha Phuc. That is a deep gratitude to the spiritual holy Guru. And positive changes in behavior of body, speech and mind in accordance with the right path of Dharma. Professor always thinks of the interests of his students, but students always make Guru uncomfortable about his selfishness. Professor gives away a lot of property and energy but does not need to get back anything. Professor only needs his students to change their minds, diligently practice and always believe in the Knowledge of the Guru.
    May Guru have good heatl live long for the sake of hunmans begings.
    May all sentient begings achieve the happiness of buddha’s natrue.
    May the evil spirit ham readers chanhtuduy.com will no longer ne valid.
    May the Corona will end soom.
    Om mani padme hum

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