Jan 20, 2021

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Letter from Korea: THE WINTER’S WARMTH ( Thư Hàn Quốc: HƠI ẤM MÙA ĐÔNG)

After leaving the office building and being hit by a “cool” breeze at minus 9 degree Celsius, it was surprising that I did not feel the painful coldness as usual but the confusion. My body was confused about what I should do next. My mind was confused to judge what had just happened was reality or just a dream. After a while, I decided to imitate those characters in the movies, I pinched myself in the arm to check if it hurt.

Is is reality or a dream?

Office building

“Aw, it hurt” – The first voice answered. Right after that, the second voice shouted with joy: “Oh yeahhh! Unbelievable! My legitimate wish has finally come true. I was blessed by Avalokiteshvara through the delivery of Guru”.

The blessing happiness to receive Master degree of linguistics in Korea


The office building that I have left is the head office of company A where I have received the official notification that I was offered a job after the 3rd round of interview. I had finished an earlier interview as the 1st round and a competence test as the 2nd round. Before leaving, the director showed me around the office and introduced me to my future colleagues. He also promised that the contract would soon be prepared and sent to me for my reference before starting to work. It is incredible! The surrounding scenes suddenly became much more beautiful than the moment I stepped my foot in. It seemed that the surrounding buildings and the cold breeze were also dancing joyfully at that time to celebrate my good news.

The Offer letter to Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen (Thanh Hieu)

Waiting room with free tea and beverages

I recalled one month ago, back to the time when I took part in the argumentative activities against Truong Thanh long on Zalo, Guru had forecasted that I was going to have a job within one month. I was very happy by Guru’s words, but the happiness lasted for just a few days. Then I became cheerless again facing the harsh reality. My visa was going to expire very soon while I had been sending countless applications throughout 4 months. I haven’t received any positive feedback from any recruiters. There were a few companies calling to ask about my visa status. After acknowledging the situation, they had nothing to do but to say goodbye, as they were not willing to assist me to extend my visa. Moreover, the pandemic has worsened the employment market. The number of available jobs was normally very competitive, now it has become more challenging. My competitors are not only Vietnamese people who are living in Korea, but also the native residents. The savings in my bank account has run out gradually, so thinking about how to cover daily expenses in the future deepened my worries. Therefore, even though I always kept in mind very clearly the teachings of Guru Rinpoche Padmasambhava that: “Don’t consider anything as a weakness”, or “Whether blessing or calamity, it is the illustration of being blessed by Avalokiteshvara through the delivery of a Guru”, I could not help being swayed by the power of those scary eight winds. Fortunately, I was always encouraged by Guru at such times. Guru patiently put himself into my situation and gave me thorough understanding. I became more confident after listening to Guru’s encouraging words that said: “Don’t worry! Avalokiteshvara had given you the destiny to be there, which means you will have a job and reside permanently”, “self-practice is proceeded diligently, the supporting blessed will come automatically”. Thanks to that, I regained the balance in my mind and became more determined to practice diligently and strengthen my faith.

“Self-practice is proceeded diligently, the supporting blessed will come automatically”.

Finally, the miracle has happened to me at the peak of crisis time. Guru’s prediction has become true once again. I was offered a job at the 89th minute thanks to the blessing by Avalokiteshvara through the delivery of Guru. In the middle of the pandemic, Covid19 has reported outbreaks among the community in many countries including Korea which led many companies going bankrupt and many people went unemployed, but I still found a job. Such a blessing! It gave me an overwhelmed feeling of being blessed, I believe everyone will share the sympathy after knowing the job in detail. Even my Korean friends were amazed at the news I was employed, they wondered why such a position was granted to a foreigner, but not a Korean. This is understandable, for two reasons. Firstly, it is the first requirement that this position is in need of someone speaking Korean like a native speaker and having a good knowledge of English as the main business partners are from Korea and Singapore, not Vietnam (another person was already in charge of this region earlier). Secondly, as the company was listed as a potential startup, it will be supported with a fixed amount of finance budget if they recruit a Korean, which means the more Korean employees they recruit, the more money they will multiply each month. However, they skipped these two factors. They did not recruit a Korean which guarantees both the quality of delivered work and the backup finance, and they chose to recruit me. Why is it so strange? I understand this may sound strange to ordinary people, however, it has not been strange to us at all. Besides me, there are many Dharma brothers who have also had the same experiences. Most recent are the successes of Dharma brother Cao Dieu Mat Hai in New Zealand, and Mat Thai Xuyen in Thai Nguyen.

The master degree of linguistics in Korea is an extraordinary blessing that I have received from Avalokiteshvara though the delivery of Guru.

I happened to remember the teaching of Lama Zopa that said: “Everything will proceed smoothly if one practices Dharma”, and I felt so lucky that we have Dharma methods to practice, which is Pure Mind Yoga. Thanks to Guru’s teaching and supervision, we have had precious chances to practice Pure Mind Yoga with different methods that are not hindered by age, nation or ethnicity; so that we could experience the teaching of Lama Zopa in reality. I believe that the three outcomes including inner happiness, smooth life-flow, social achievement won’t be far away from us as long as we maintain the faith and awareness to follow Guru’s teaching, diligently practice Dharma. I pray that many other sentient beings will have the precious opportunity like me, to meet Guru in this life and practice Pure Mind Yoga for the benefit of all sentient beings.

The winter’s warmth

Another cold breeze stopped me from the train of thoughts. I keep holding my head high and keeping my chin up, confidently walking with the mantra while smiling at the naughty rays of sunshine illuminating between office buildings. The wind became stronger, but it could not stop me from smiling and it seemed impossible to call my mind back from the clouds. I was not bothered by the cold wind anymore, as I recognized that this winter is so warm and meaningful to me.

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

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

May Covid19 pandemic end soon.

Om mani padme hum.

Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen.

Translated by Cao Dieu Mat Tu.

Version Vietnamese: Thư Hàn Quốc: HƠI ẤM MÙA ĐÔNG




1,On the occasion of Guru Rinpoche Day (May 10th lunar calendar; Buddhist calendar 2565- 2021). Some thoughts by Assistant Professor Vikas Singh – Tantra Dharma Bodhisita: The fire of Dharma in the midst of the winter of Samsara. – Tantra Dharma Bodhisita

2, Letter from Nigeria: Some thoughts by Professor Chukwugozie Maduka (Tantra Dharma Sunyata): RIGHT VIEW AND THE SOURCE OF THE BLESSING. (cảm nghĩ của giáo sư tiến sĩ Chukwugozie Maduka (Tantra Dharma Sunyata): chánh kiến và nguồn ơn phước.) – Tantra Dharma Sunyata

3, FAR FROM EYE, BUT NOT FAR FROM HEART (Xa mặt nhưng không cách lòng) – Tantra Sutradaka

4, Letter from the USA: WHERE’S THE FORTUNE FROM? ( May mắn đến từ đâu?) – Tantra Tanshami (Aki Thunderpaw)




8, Letter from USA: The bridge connecting us together after many lives in this Samsara. – Tantra Mahacitta (Robert Clayton Jr.)

9, Letter from American: I AM TODAY IS NOT I AM YESTERDAY! ( TÔI HÔM NAY KHÁC HÔM QUA) – Tantra Mahacitta

10, Letter from Sweden: THE UNTOLD STORY, THE SOUND OF SINGING OVERWHELMING THE ATTACK ( Thư Thuỵ Điển: Chuyện bây giờ mới kể, Tiếng hát át tiếng bom) – Cao Diệu Mật Từ

11, Letter from the USA: LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL (Ánh sáng cuối đường hầm)- Robert Clayton Jr

12, Letter from Nigeria: Some thoughts by Professor Chukwugozie Maduka – BETTER LATE THAN NEVER. (Muộn còn hơn không). – Professor Chukwugozie Maduka

13, THE PROBLEM IS NOT HOW LATE YOU GET MARRIED, BUT HOW LATE YOU MEET A TRUE GURU ( Lập gia đình muộn không sao! Hạnh ngộ muộn màng với Đạo Sư mới là một thiệt thòi lớn!) – Tantra Upatissa

14, Letter from the USA: THREE ARTICLES, ONE FATE (Ba bài viết, một số phận) – Tantra Amishuta

15, Letter from Thai Nguyen: IS IT REALITY OR JUST A DREAM? (Thư Thái Nguyên: THỰC HAY MƠ?) – Mat Thai Xuyen

16, I AM GOING TO HAVE A HOUSE!- Cao Dieu Giac Dang

17, Letter from Korea: THE WINTER’S WARMTH ( Thư Hàn Quốc: HƠI ẤM MÙA ĐÔNG) – Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen


19, Letter from India: NEW YEAR, THINKING ABOUT THE NEW CHAPTER OF MY LIFE WITH PURE MIND YOGA (Năm mới, ngẫm về cuộc đời mới với Yoga Thanh Trí) – Tantra SutraDaka

20, THE HUMBLE WORDS FROM A PROFESSOR IN HISTORY (Lời khiêm cung của một Giáo sư tiến sĩ Lịch sử học) – Pro. Laxman Yadaorao Aucharmal

  1. Mật Khánh Thảo says:

    Kính bạch Thầy!
    Con đã đọc xong bài rồi ạ. Con hoan hỷ với những hanh thông thế sự của huynh Cao Diệu Hồng Tuyến.
    Qua bài viết con hiểu được mọi sự hanh thông đều do ơn phước của Bổn Tôn thông qua kênh vận chuyển của vị Thầy. Dù ở giây phút thứ 89 nhưng điều kì diệu đã xảy ra với huynh Cao Diệu Hồng Tuyến.
    Con cảm tạ ơn vị Thầy đã cho chúng con có cơ hội thực hành Pháp dưới sự chỉ dạy của vị Thầy.
    Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho sức khoẻ và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì sự nghiệp hoằng dương Chánh pháp.
    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc Phật tánh.
    Cầu nguyện dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  2. Mật Thúy says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy .
    Con đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ .
    Mật Thúy hoan hỉ với bài viết chia sẻ của huynh Cao Diệu Hồng Tuyết , và cũng hoan hỉ với sự thanh thông thế sự của huynh trong khi mùa tịch lại nhiều người bị thất nghiệp vậy mà huynh lại thiền được công việc tốt điều này chứng minh sống động là tự thực hành pháp tha lực hộ trì con cầu nguyện sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì lợi lạc của chúng sanh con cầu nguyện cho vi khuẩn corona xóm ngày được tiêu trừ Om Ah Hùm.

  3. Mật Diễm says:

    Dear Guru.
    I have read this article .
    I am happy with the joy and secret desire of dharma brother Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen coming true thanks to the belief in the Three Jewels and Guru’s attention. Thereby helping me to feel more and more appreciated of the teachings of Lama ZoPa ” Everything will proceed smoothly if one practices Dharma “. I understand that, thanks to the opportunity to practice Thanh Tri yoga with the skillful means provided by Guru’s teaching, Guru’s encouragement, helping us to easily apply the Dharma into life to accumulate merit and wisdom, thereby gaining special blessings, even in the time of epidemics.
    I pray for the health and longevity of the Guru for the benefit of all beings.
     I pray for the corona epidemic soon to be eliminated.
    I pray for all sentient beings to imbue the grace of the Three Jewels through the channel of  Guru transporting .
    OM AH HUM.

  4. Tantra Amishuta says:

    Dear holy guru,
    Thank you for sharing this inspiring article. I have been having so many difficulties in my life and feeling overwhelmed almost hopeless. I believe your words and your lessons. I look forward to seeing the blessings in my life. I will continue to practice and study. Thank you kindly. Om Mani pandme hum may you live long and well for all sentient beings.

  5. Tantra Mashita says:

    Dear honorable guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing this letter with us, I really admired it and I rejoiced reading it as well, you can’t imagine how happy I was when I saw that your predictions came true and your blessings arrived to this dharma sister, and I share the same point of view with her, we’re lucky to be your disciples, you covered us with your unconditionally love and compassion without waiting anything from us in return I’m so thankful to you and finally I wish I could achieve some social achievements like this disciple and see you in reality soon

    I bow my head down to you
    I devote myself to you

    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 padame hum

  6. Admin
    Cao Diệu Diệu Hằng says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    I am happy to read this article by Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen. Her success has proven the limitlessness of practicing dharma, especially following Guru’s words and guidance.
    The more I practice the more I understand about the most important role of a Guru on the path of enlightenment. Without Guru, nothing happens, even the practitioners are diligent in spiritual activities. Relying on Guru, practitioners are easy to get successful in worldly life and spiritual life. Because they have a huge store of merit to rely on, and they get easy to take some from it due to their pure devotion to Guru.
    From the case of Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen, I remind myself to follow Guru’s words and practice dharma diligently in order that I can move forward to the city of liberation.
    May Guru have good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen get all her wishes due to her diligent practice.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    May covid 19 pandemic end soon.
    Om mani padme hum.

  7. Tantra Aradhana says:

    Thank you so much Guru for this wonderful article I am so happy for her and her success on her new job and was able to fine it

    Thank you agaim
    Om mani padme hum

  8. paul yawney says:

    Dear Guru Thank you for sharing that wonderful letter.. I am happy for her success. The letter shows how the Three Jewels and keeping trust in Guru will help you accomplish what you really need. May Holy Guru and Consort live a long happy life. OM MANI PADME HUM.
    Tantra Himataru

  9. Mật Phước says:

    Dear Guru
    I have read letter from Korea.I am delighted to vajra brother dharma has got blessed by Avalokitesvara through the delivery of Guru. Throughly there, I have realized that, the teaching of Guru like as a precious fuel helps us get winter heating in this world.
    Thanks a lot Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen for your sharing.
    May Guru have good health and longevity for the sake of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha nature.
    May the covid 19 pandemic be end soon.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  10. Ashok Verma says:

    Thanks a lot for sharing such beautiful article

  11. Mật Hồng Liên says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy
    Bài này con đã đọc rồi ạ
    Con xin hoan hỷ với những hanh thông thế sự của huynh Cao Diệu Hồng Tuyền nhờ ơn phước của Bổn Tôn thông qua kênh vận chuyển vị Thầy và sự tinh tấn trong tu tập của huynh
    Con xin cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh
    Cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh covid19 sớm được tiêu trừ
    Om mani padme hum

  12. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    my name is Tantra Ashihata.
    I thank you for this wonderful article you have share to us.
    May Guru continue to have good health and wisdom to always teach us dharma which wil lead us to free from suffering.
    May Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient beings may the end of covid 19 come soon.
    Om Mani padme hum.

  13. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:

    Cao Dieu Hong Tuyen,

    Thank you for sharing your wonderful achievements in this article entitled: “Letter from Korea: THE WINTER’S WARMTH” It is so inspiring to read about your journey in Korea. Even when your visa was close to expiring and all seemed hopeless, you still stayed vigilant in your practice, you did not let your faith waver and everything worked out in your favor thanks to the blessings of Avalokiteshvara through the direct channel of Guru!! I am very happy that your legitimate wishes were granted.
    May you have a blessed and peaceful day.

    Cao Dieu Mat Tu,

    Thank you for translating this article into English! Your good deed helps to spread the teachings of Guru to sentient beings all over the world. May all of your legitimate wishes be granted within the right orbit of Dharma.

    May Guru live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

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

    May the global pandemic caused by the corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  14. Mật Hoa Pháp ( 10 tuổi ) says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy.
    Con Mật Hoa Pháp đã đọc xong bài này rồi ạ!
    Mật Hoa Pháp hoan hỉ với bài viết của huynh Mật Hồng Tiến nói về cuộc hành trình của mình.
    Nhờ chăm chỉ thực hành Pháp mà huynh ấy mới có ngày hôm nay.
    Cảm ơn huynh đã viết bài này.
    Con cầu nguyện cho đại dịch Corona sớm được tiêu trừ.
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của vị Thầy vì lợi ích của tất cả chúng sanh.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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