May 30, 2017

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Letter from India: SPIRITUAL “SLEEP MEDICATION” (Thuốc ngủ tâm linh)

Letter from India: SPIRITUAL “SLEEP MEDICATION” (Thuốc ngủ tâm linh)
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 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.

Song Nguyen Tantra House at night

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 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
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, 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 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

    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 .


  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

  6.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Guru : Desde lo mas profundo de mi corazon no tengo palabras para expresar mi profunda Gratitud al Santo Guru. ..que cuida a todos los seres con tanta compasion . A pesar de que se encuentre tan lejos . Desde el momento que empece a seguir sus enseñanzas me di cuenta que habia una fuerte conexion ,y aunque  mucho no entendia , pero algo dentro de mi ,,,,si entendia y tuve una profunda fe en ti y en las Tres Joyas . Desde hace muchos años admiro a  Buda ,no entendia mucho pero mi profunda devocion y fe ,fueron creciendo mas y mas .Cuando aparecio el Santo Guru ,mi vida cambio totalmente …Mi fe y Devocion hacia el son inquebrantables .  Siendo tan afortunada de conectar contigo , Santo Guru , me diste el mas maravilloso remedio para mi enfermedad espiritual. Reconozco que la voragine de algunos dias , nos hace olvidar que estamos perdidos en nuestro propio mundo de sueños…Pero tengo la conciencia que es asi .Trato de hacer la paz en mi entorno y fundamentalmente ,conmigo misma …La vida ..ES …….Mi Querido y Santo Guru : La practica de los Bodhisatvas es acariciar a los amigos espirituales mas preciosos que su cuerpo , Puesto que son ellos los que nos ayudan a liberarnos de nuestras faltas y hacen que nuestras virtudes crezcan cada dia mas y mas , igual que la luna creciente ( Las 37 practicas de los Bodhisatvas ) …Profundo Agradecimiento ..Querido Guru ……Que nuestro Guru tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes …Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad y sus causas …OM MANI PADME HUM

  7. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerable Guru;

    My name is Tantra Siramitra.

    Very nice comment from our brother I rigioi with is progress OM MANI PADME HUM……


  8. Lan Trần says:

    Dear Guru,

    I have read this article already. Thank you so much for your sharing.

    May you and your consort live long for the benefits of all sentient beings.

    May all beings be free from suffering abd its causes.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  9. Boying Baguio says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    A wonderful and blessed time

    My greetings to each and every one who had been sharing moments in and to our brother in India, Akshay Kumar.

    My brother Akshay, not that long ago, just like you I have an issue to my self and to my family members, to my status in life, finances and unstable or  not sure nature of work . I was given the chance to share it to the Holy Guru through the help of a friend, Violet Tran, who introduce me and the one who’d never been tired to share her moment to sharing thoughts about Buddhism. I’m so fortunate that my letter was never been ignored and got lucky to be instructed in his to get rid of such situations. I’m so grateful to all great brothers who shares their thoughts through comments too.

    There are still some issues haven’t resolved yet on my part but I have a great faith that perfect timing for it will rise up and everything that have that bothers me will soon be well. The great Guru has been so kind to taught me a simple way of meditation. A simple yet so very helpful, the walking meditation.

    Holy Guru, my gratitude to you. I am hoping for more instructions from you, for me and to our brother Akshay.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  10. Nguyên Thành says:

    Thank you for trusting me.  

    I am happy that your diligence in practicing the dharma for a year bears fruit of a peaceful life. It is your faith and trust in me and your effort on the path of liberation which encourage me to stay firm on the path of bodhisattva. 

  11. Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

    “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý! 

    Đã gần một năm kể từ lần đầu con đọc và comment bài viết này. Mọi việc đã thay đổi kể từ ngày đó. Cuộc sống của con bình an hơn và con càng ngày càng cảm niệm ơn phước khi được đọc các bài viết của Thầy. Con tìm được câu trả lời cho các câu hỏi cuộc đời con thông qua các bài viết trên trang nhà,  thông qua những lời dạy của Thầy và sự nỗ lực của bản thân con. Điều quan trọng là do con tuân theo lời dạy của Thầy. 

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã ban cho con cơ hội này. 

    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh. 

    Cầu nguyện cho chúng con luôn vững bước trên hành trình giác ngộ. 

    Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  12. Roy clark says:

    thanks for sharing

  13. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article,

    The benefits of reading and commenting on Vimalakirti room of are many and that is why we must do it regularly for our own benefit as well as to increase the devotion to Guru and understanding of Dharma.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  14. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru ,

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I appreciate you for this wonderful article you have given to us.  I praise you with all my heart after reading this article, it made me to believe that you have solutions to every problem.  May you help us to practice dharma every day no matter the difficult of life challenges we are pass through .

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being.

    Om mani padme hum

  15. Tantra Sagovana says:

    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article Akshay Kumar relates his experience of having insomnia and bad dreams and how Guru prescribed treatment to successfully treat his spiritual problem and have deep peaceful sleep.

    As the Dharma is medicine for the mind, spiritual friends (kalyanamitras) administer the Dharma to cure our spiritual problems.

    May all sentient beings be healthy and well and be free from suffering.

    May Guru be healthy and live long for the benefit of all beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

  16. Momen Mohamed says:

    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for haring this letter with us. I wonder what an unique soul you have ! you take care about all the sentient beings worldwide not only in Vietnam ! I bow for you ! May you have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature. May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  17. WEE CHWEE HONG says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thanks for sharing ‘Letter From India: Spiritual’ Sleep Medication’ by Akshay Kumar.  I have experienced the same problem with him. I have tried to overcome my sleepless nights, by chanting a few words of Buddhist prayer in Pali. Miraculously, I fell asleep after that.

    After reading this article, it has opened my heart and interest to learn and practise dharma as way of life.  Before that, I didn’t take it seriously.  Holy guru efforts to help all beings with great compassion is really inspiring and highly appreciated. After I have read two previous articles, I am glad that I have found a lot of knowledge on dharma practice that lead me to the right direction about karma and balanced mind. I found that only walk on the path to enlightenment, I could free from sufferings and free from samsara.

    As a good Buddhist, one should read more on Buddhism, contemplating and and practising dharma. As a result, we will have more balanced in secular and spiritual lives.  Practicing dharma as a way of life will be able to get rid of our negative karma.

    Thanks guru.  May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Namo Buddaya. Sadhu sadhu sadhu.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I glad to hear that you overcome difficulties with your sleep! Please keep your mind: what Dharma do you practice? Here Pure Mind’ Yoga what I teache disciples. You must look for a suitable shool for you!

  18. Clint Therens says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have been suffering from insomnia , anxiety and deppresion.
    I almost commit suicide because it has affect my life and my love ones.
    Please guide me so I would be free from this sufferings.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      As you have read about Akshay Kumar’s experiences, reading and commenting on is the best medication. Each time you read and comment one article, it means you take one “pill”. Let’s do it every day, it will cure all your problems!

  19. Venessa says:

    Wauw what an amazing reading! Thank you so much!
    I have insomnia since I was little child and have much trauman in life.
    But also I will try this way and I am sure it will work for me as well.
    Thank you so much for this article Guru!

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Mat Tu will send to you my lectures helping you sleep well!

      • Venessa says:

        Thank you so much. I so much appreciate it and I really see forward for it.
        I been listening two nights in arrow the same one I got for two days ago and it really helps so far.
        This night I will try without any tablets. Only the audio Mat Tu sended to me.

  20. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear holy Guru!
    I have read the sharing of Dharma friend Akshay Kumar (Tantra name is Tantra Upatissa) in this article.
    The story of Akshay Kumar in this article is a great example, which reminds me of the 4 stages of mind transformation that the holy Guru used to teach in the article “Letter to disciple No.98: Mind Transformation is the most wonderful thing”. These 4 stages include: (1) realization of the importance of Buddha Dharma, (2) Discovery of a Dharma that is suitable for practice; (3) Unchangeable faith and diligence in practice of chosen Dharma; (4) finally come to enlightenment.
    As Akshay Kumar has shared in this article: he took refuge in the Three Jewels and understands the importance of Buddha Dharma is to be free from suffering and free from samsara. However, until he got introduced to the holy Guru, to, he would be able to find or discover the Dharma, which is suitable to practice. In this case these are reading, comment article on, listening to Guru’s teaching via audio article. As a result, he got better and his spiritual problem was resolved. Having strong faith in Guru’s teaching as he got better and better, he diligently practices according to holy Guru’s guidance. Now through the case of Akshay Kumar, I have an opportunity to see a true example of holy Guru’s teaching applying into real life.
    May holy Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    Thank you Dharma brother Akshay Kumar (Tantra Upatissa) for sharing this article. May you 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.

  21. Tantra_Tanshami says:

    I am suffering from insomnia too and practice mantra and this article is precious. Thank you dear Guru. May this eliminate all insomnia and sleeplessness from me. Its been 4 days of no sleep for enough time just nodding out.

  22. Hafiz says:

    Holly Guru
    My name hafiz from iraq 🇮🇶
    Good wishes for you
    The insomnia is separate in the world 🌎
    So mucho peoples suffering from this disease ..
    I hope 🙏 all treating from this case

    Thank you
    Om mani padme Hum.

  23. Tantra Tanshami (United States) says:

    Ive read this again and ended up in tears this time. Dharma is humbling, if we end up thinking we know and then some bad experience comes then we can go back to the basics and for me this morning thats what happened. I am very grateful for you Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh and the Sangham, as well as Violet. I pray for your happiness, well being and long life, thank you so much.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Thank you for your comment! I hope the tears have been motivated you to keep reading and learning more on!

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