May 30, 2017

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Letter from India: SPIRITUAL “SLEEP MEDICATION”

Letter from India: SPIRITUAL “SLEEP MEDICATION”
Dear holy Guru,
After sending email to you for your help to give me the solution to my insomnia and other spiritual problems. I was awaken all night. Surprisingly, in the morning, Mat Dieu Hang informed me that you had read my eamail and give the solution to my spiritual problems. She said to me that she was translating your teachings into English.  From the bottom of my heart, I would like to express my deep gratitude towards the holy Guru, who cares for all beings with your compassion and equality, even the reader who lives in the far distance from you like India as me.

Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh

I was happy to read your solution on chanhtuduy.com and I immediately “take medicine” in that evening with joy and the gratitude. I read an article and wrote a comment. Later on I downed load your audio sermon into my usb to listen to every night. And before going to bed, pray as follows: according to the teaching of Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh, May all sentient beings achieve the ultimate state of liberation. Then I listened to your audio sermon. At the first time I listen to your voice I felt very warm and had a strong faith in you and the Three Jewels. Although I did not understand what you taught, because I could not speak Vietnamese, I felt peaceful and being protected by you and Buddha. While I was listening to your audio sermon, I fell into sleep peacefully. Miraculously, I had a deep and peaceful sleep at the first day of taking your medicine. I had the first night with deep and peaceful sleep after 20 years of insomnia and nightmare. Thank you so much for your help.

Akshay Kumar

I took refuge in the Three Jewels 12 years ago. I admired Buddha and I often read Buddha’s sermons. I found out that only walk on the path to enlightenment, I could free from sufferings and free from samsara. I read a lot, but I did not understand much from Buddha’s books or sutras. However, every day, I keep practicing dharma by reciting mantra, sitting in meditation. Although I was diligent in practicing dharma, I could not stop my insomnia. I wondered which bad karma or wrong doings I had done before and now I had to suffer from such spiritual problems.

Luckily, I had a good chance to know chanhtuduy.com by the introduction of Mat Dieu Hang. And I am so lucky to connect with you, the holy Guru and you gave me the wonderful remedy for my spiritual disease. Thank you so much for your help.
Since past 2 weeks I have been reading and commenting on lessons. After commenting I fall asleep as if taken some drugs. It has helped me sleep better from past few weeks. In addition, I am also able to do morning exercises as before which keeps me active the entire day. Likewise, my day passed very peaceful and everything was good to me.

Guru and disciples at Song Nguyen Tantra House

Yet when I experience this kind of peaceful nights, I fear that I may forget to read lessons as example. When we are happy, we often forget to do prayers, practice dharma and are lost in our own dream world. So whenever I get conscious about that I am loosing myself in comfort, I try to read lessons instructed by Mat Dieu Hang. Environment around me has also become peaceful compared to previous days. Reading lessons has helped me increase patience and taught me not to take immediate decisions and taught me to keep balance in life. Also little bit I am able to understand why things are happening not as we desire. I am trying to make peace with the environment and myself.

I remember the teaching of the guru Ngul Cha Gyaltsen Thongme Sangpo it says: “The practice of all the bodhisattvas is to cherish spiritual friends,
By regarding them as even more precious than one’s own body,
Since they are the ones who will help to rid us of all our faults,
And make our virtues grow ever greater just like the waxing moon.” (The Thirty-Seven Practices of All the Bodhisattvas)
I am very much obliged to you for your help with my spiritual problems.
May Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
Om Mani Padme Hum.
Thanks and regards
Akshay Kumar
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Vietnamese translation (by Mat Dieu Hang): Thư Ấn Độ: “THUỐC NGỦ” TÂM LINH (Bài mở) – Akshay Kumar
  1. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Akshay Kumar,

    I am really rejoiced to read your letter.  I am happy to know that you have got good sleep after getting “medicine” from the Guru. I believe by following the Guru’s teaching, you will find more benefit and balance in life, as according to Lama Thubten Zopa Rinpoche’s saying: “Only the practice of Dharma can remove or prevent the cause of one’s own negative karma while create the cause of one’s own happiness”. By practicing Dharma daily, just by reading and commenting articles on chanhtuduy.com, I hope you will accumulate more merit, nurture your faith to the Guru, the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha and get yourself on the path to Pure Land of Dewachen.

    May all your legitimate wishes come true in the cause of diligent cultivation.

    May the Guru live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  2. Dear Akshay Kumar,

    I am glad to know that you have been experiencing a good transformation of mind since your first time of reading and listening to Dharma discourses by Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh. Such a miracle that your chronic insomnia has gradually disappeared after reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com. Yes, the teachings of Guru not only help us get rid of insomnia but also guide us in dealing with our chronic problems in this secular life. His teachings are understandable and easily applicable, thus bring us closer to the teachings of enlightened aryias.  The Guru once taught that our belief is built on listening and understanding. This two factors compose a “wing flying high on the sky of liberation”. In the past, we just read the Buddhist scriptures but not much understand, thus our belief is built mainly on customs and tradition. But now, thanks to wonderful methodology of the Guru, we can now penetrate into deeper meaning of the Buddha’s teachings, applying them in various situations in daily life. From reading, contemplating and practicing the Dharma in such right way, we will soon get progresses both in secular and spiritual lives. This has been proven clearly and lively through your case and ours as well. Thank you for sharing your useful experience.

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

    May Akshay Kumar have good health and achieve all wishes

    May all sentient beings be surrounded by the blessings of the Three Jewels.

    Om Ah Hum

  3. Mật Thủy says:
    Dear Akshay Kumar!
    I’m happy to read your letter from India. Thanks to spiritual  “sleep medication” from our Guru, you have the chance to free from your chronic insomnia. Moreover, your case proves the micracle of Dharma and the  lively efficiency of our Guru’s methods. This helps our belief in Dharma, especially in our Guru increased. Thank you for sharing your story and your experience. Hoping you to share more about Guru, Buddha, Dharma and Shanga on chanhtuduy.com.

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

    May all sentient beings are free from suffering.

    Om mani padme hum!

  4. Mật Kính says:

    Dear Akshay Kumar

    Im so happy for you to see the good medicine to have the good sleeping after 20 year of insomnia and nightmare and so glad now you find the chanhtuduy and have the good connection with Guru, and read and comment is good way to accumulate the merit and wisdow and easily to practicing every time in daily day.

    May the Guru like long for benefit for all sentient being

    May Akshay Kumar get the blessing all the wishes .

    OM AH HUM

  5. Dear Akshay Kumar,

    I am delighted to know that you get rid of insomnia and you have a balanced mind after taking “spiritual sleep medication” prescribed by the Guru.

    I am impressed by your deep gratitude towards the Guru for his compassion and equality to help you free from the suffering of spiritual problems. Your article remind me of the teaching from Lama Zopa. It says: “When the Guru gives advice, then all the buddhas give advice, and when the Guru gives teachings, that is all the buddhas’ action. So you have to always think that way and respect the Guru that way. Then not just the Guru, but every single atom of the holy body is numberless buddhas, even the hairs. When you serve the Guru with that understanding, then serving the Guru is unbelievable, unbelievable, unbelievable purification. This is always, not just on some days—when the Guru shows he is not happy then the mind becomes dry, and when the Guru shows he is happy, then you are happy. So not like that, it needs to be always. This Guru devotion is the most important one, from where all the other realizations come. From the blessings of the Guru, we receive all the realizations up to enlightenment—renunciation, bodhicitta, right view, and then generation and completion stage—the whole path is actualized.”

    It is your obedience to the Guru’s teaching  that helps you get the good result. This helps me remember that following the spiritual path as he directs, we can attain not only the ordinary powerful attainments of extra-physical and mental powers, but depending on our motivation, a higher rebirth, the happiness of Liberation or the supreme powerful attainment of Buddhahood.

    I would like to thank you for your sharing.

    May Akshay Kumar keep the diligence on practice and follow the spiritual path as he directs in order that you attain the temporary happiness this life and ultimate bliss of liberation.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum

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