Jul 10, 2020

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Letter from Quang Ninh Province: LOOKING AT THE PAST, SEEING TODAY( Thư Quảng Ninh : Ngày ấy bây giờ)

Sheets of rain falling on Quang Ninh streets relieved the weighty air of the summer day and also my eagerness to meet Guru – the Thanh Tri Master, because he had arrived in Ha Long. I am glad to follow Guru’s teaching on looking for a café in the old town. I made a reservation at Cong café because of its convenient location right in the center of the old town. However, as we arrived, we immediately found the space inside too dark, so Guru decided to move to the nearby Urban café. I could not help surprising for we have been living in Ha Long for many years but could not think of other cafés as quick as Guru did, a name was given just within several seconds. I was beside myself for a while and had to asked Mat Bao Chau the café’s name again. “Obviously”, I thought, “Guru is always the first one to explore new things, like the way we are learning and practicing modern Thanh Tri Yoga on chanhtuduy.com. He was once a well-known journalist anyway. Nothing can escape his eyes!”

That dry heat seemingly lasted forever until Guru came with rains


Stepping into Urban, we found a quiet space surrounded by four walls with images of beautiful European streets. We sat on the 2nd floor and ordered pizza and drinks. I was so happy to sit next to him, the one who bestows on me great benedictions. I looked out the window and let the rain float me away into memories as I saw Novotel hotel on the other side of the road. Three years ago, at the hotel, Guru organized a Dharma conference and it was the first time Quang Ninh province had a honor to enjoy the suffused light of right view. In that luxurious meeting hall of the top four-star hotel in Ha Long, we attentively listened to Guru’s sermon. A conference of high solemnity and preciousness. At that time, we were students and had no contributions to the organization of the conference. We knew nothing to do apart from receiving “diamonds” from Guru… The sound of Urban staff walking upstairs with food and drinks brought me back to presence. Guru enjoyed a cup of red apple tea, which reminded me of four years ago and two days ago.

Urban café, a quiet space surrounded by four walls with images of beautiful European streets


Four years ago, I totally had no right view and lived in the prison of demonic possession for years. Whenever that demon appeared, my chest squeezed by the terrible unbreathable cold, and my arms and legs were totally out of control. I can’t even remember for how many times I had been in such bad state that my parents just looked at me helplessly with tears shedding on their eyes. At that time, I was nothing other than a psycho, as people often say. But then, I luckily met chanhtuduy.com. Initially, I could not read any article because an annoyance strangely arose in me. However, step-by-step, I tried to read one by one with the kind support of Guru and dharma brothers. Finally, Guru granted me the key to open the door of the Right view castle, which I see a great blessing of mine. There, I could enjoy the right view essence and be imbued with the light of wisdom through his articles. Guru has benignly saved me from dark prison, which I don’t know how to repay.

Guru has benignly brought me to Thanh Tri Yoga and saved me from dark prison, which I don’t know how to repay

Two days ago, I got the news that Guru would come to Ha Long to help us get through from evil forces. Followers in Quang Ninh, after four years, remained the soldiers without the sword of right view and spiritual armor, and had little wisdom. We were unable to fight against the enemy. But now with Guru’s compassion and wisdom spreading during his stay in Ha Long, we were like immersing ourselves in joy and happiness. Ha Long was suffering the highest heat wave of the year, with the sun burning all day and the moon shining on the dark sky without cloud. Only the light of right view from chanhtuduy.com gives us freshness and safety. That dry heat seemingly lasted forever until Guru came with rains. For the first time in my life, I enjoyed the rain with cheerfulness. Was it the rain of blessings that the Avalokiteshvara bestowed on us through Guru? I don’t know but I love those rains because they are like welcoming the presence of Guru in Quang Ninh as we do. Guru and dharma brothers had traveled for over 1,000 km to Ha Long. This treasurable scarification could not be measured by anything. We again felt ashamed, since four years ago, we were useless, and now, four years later, we still could do nothing, except standing looking at Guru and our dharma brothers hiring villa and made reservations at restaurants by themselves. Guru did not pay much attention to this but still compassionately permitted us to make offerings by reading and making comments on chanhtuduy.com. Where could we find such a Thanh Tri Master? Only at Song Nguyen Tantra House!
During his short weekend visit, we listened to Guru’s sermon, met with dharma brothers from other branches, tasted delicious food and bubbled over with the laughter and happiness.

Listening to Guru’s sermon attentively

Tasting good foods and bubbling over with laughter and happiness

Everyone wished they could slow down the time to admire their respectful Guru and to stay closer to his wisdom halo, just like “Seeing Guru, Seeing Buddha”. There’s no more gap between dharma brothers from Quang Ninh, Hai Phong and Hanoi. We all wore the same uniform of Song Nguyen Tantra House and took in hands small gifts from Sapa that Guru presented. Everyone looked so gorgeous! In the evening, we met at Café 86, enjoying drinks, learning and playing games as a great family. We had a happy feeling that none of the worldly families could give us. Our happiness was doubled when Guru showed us the certificates of intellectual property on science researches owned by Guru – the founder of Thanh Tri Yoga from Song Nguyen Tantra House. Wow, none of words can be written here to describe my pride and emotions!

Guru showed us the certificates of intellectual property on science researches owned by Guru – the founder of Thanh Tri Yoga from Song Nguyen Tantra House

Guru presented gifts from Sapa trip

Meeting with dharma brothers

“Let’s come back now,” the voice of Guru woke me up from the flow of thought. There’re spaces of silence inside me and dharma brother Mat Bao Chau might feel the same way. How fast time flies! Is Guru going to leave us now? When will Guru come back to Ha Long? Seeing Guru off to his car, I thought the members of Quang Ninh branch are fortunate to get caring from the Thanh Tri Master. Looking upwards, flamboyant buds were going to bloom, but through time, the beauty of these flowers will fade away. So do the flower buds in Quang Ninh. However, the beauty and fragrance of wisdom flower will last forever, which is the best offering to our Guru.
The car of Guru and dharma brothers rolled up towards the next destination during his Dharma trip, Hai Phong City. We stood there watching until it disappeared from sight, knowing that even Guru is not here with us, his voice still echoes, the light of his wisdom still travels throughout space, and his compassion stands as firm as the high mountain. We can still access the right view on chanhtuduy.com in a modern way which is suitable with any country and nationhood. May Guru have health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.
Om Mani Padme Hum
Disciple
Mat Thanh Quang


Vietnamese version: Thư Hạ Long : NGÀY ẤY BÂY GIỜ

  1. Klara says:

    Thank you so much for this Guru. I’m so happy to hear others have escaped the demonic precense that I experience. Please tell, is there something in particular I should read or chant or listen to. I’ve heard about the four pillars of dharma being something you can call upon. Please help me how to read about the bodisattvha the different ways. Thank you, I’m forever greatful for only the hope ❤

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Mantra “Om mani padme hum” is the compassion and wisdom. You read silently or loudly makes demons to go out from you. Practice Bodhicitta is lotus walk dharavi what Quynh will teach you.

  2. Mật Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article by dharma brother Mat Thanh Quang. I rejoice with the transformation Mat Thanh Quang has been through, especially his escape from demonic possession thanks to the Guru. I can’t imagine all the danger and sufferings he might face if he continue to follow the wrong path. May all sentient beings close the door to the lower realms.

    I can understand his feelings when meeting the Guru or attending Dharma meetings, Dharma lessons, Dharma…“Seeing Guru, Seeing Buddha.” I feel small when thinking about the Guru’s sacrifice on His Bodhicitta Path.

    “The beauty and fragrance of wisdom flower will last forever, which is the best offering to our Guru.” I pray that I could do just that. May the Guru and His Consort have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings. May dharma brother Mat Thanh Quang achieve all his rightful wishes. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature. May the Covid-19 pandemic will soon be over.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  3. Mật Tuấn Nguyên says:

    I am delighted to read this article.
    May GuRu have good health and live long for the sake of all beings .
    May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    May the covid.19 pandemic will be soon over.
    Om mani padme hum.

  4. Mật Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    Thank You for your comment. I will be more mindful when talking about myself and my thoughts. Please allow me to purify my mistakes.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  5. Mật Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    Thank you for your reply and point out my mistakes. I will be more mindful when talking about myself and my thoughts. Please allow me to purify my mistakes.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  6. Mật Nhất Nguyên says:

    Dear Holy Guru,
    Thank you for your reply and for pointing out my mistakes. I will be more mindful when talking about myself and my thoughts. Please allow me to purify my mistakes.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  7. Tantra Amashuta says:

    Dear holy Guru,
    I thank you for sharing this recollection of your visit. I am not at the same point in my practice as the fellow learner has written .I have been following your words and learning from them for about two years and have much to learn still. I thank you for your patience as I do and fail and do again. May you be well and may all sentient beings be lucky enough to have a guy as you too help guide them to enlightenment.

  8. paul yawney says:

    Dear Holy Guru, I bow head to lotus feet. Thank you for sharing this wonderful article. It is wonderful to se how your teachings, compassion and wisdom lingers with all who meet you. you can see and feel it in the pictures and words. I am Blessed to be learning from you. Thank you. May Holy Guru and consort live long and Happy Life. May the end of this virus be near. OM MANI PADME HUM.
    Tantra Himataru

  9. Tantra Shadhita says:

    Dear Guru, The article “Looking at the Past,Seeing Today” by Mat Thanh Quang is a beautiful reflection of a time the writer was able to enjoy your presence in his city. He compares it to your latest visit and once again is so happy to have you there. It is like a family reunion! Thank you for sharing this feeling with each of us who seek your guidance.

  10. Ashok Verma says:

    Thanks a lot for such knowledgeable article..

  11. Mật Mai says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy !
    Con đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ.
    Mật Mai hoan hỷ với bài chia sẽ của Mật Thanh Quang , với những cảm niệm khi được hạnh ngộ vị Thầy tại Hạ Long. Sau thời gian diễn tập và thực hành tâm pháp Yoga Thanh Trí mà đạo hữu vượt qua con quỷ bên trong và chiến thắng .
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì lợi lạc chúng sanh.
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ. Om Mani Padme Hum!

  12. Mật Mai says:

    Kính Bạch Thầy !
    Con đã đọc bài viết này rồi ạ
    Mật Mai hoan hỷ với bài chia sẽ của Mật Thanh Quang, đã chia sẽ những cảm niệm của mình khi hạnh ngộ vị Thầy tại Hạ Long, qua bài chia sẽ ,Mật Mai xin chúc mừng vì sau khi diễn tập và thực hành tâm pháp Yoga Thanh Trí mà đạo hữu đã vượt qua và chiến thắng con quỷ bên trong.
    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và sự trường thọ của Thầy vì lợi lạc chúng sanh.
    Cầu nguyện cho dịch bệnh Covid 19 sớm được tiêu trừ. Om Mani Padme Hum!

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