May 8, 2017

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Letter from Germany: COMMENTARY ON RENUNCIATION (Đôi điều quán niệm về xả ly)

Letter from Germany: COMMENTARY ON RENUNCIATION (Đôi điều quán niệm về xả ly)

Letter from Germany: Commentary on renunciation

To holy Guru,
I have read some of your articles on the site of I find Buddhism very interesting and it is attracted with me. I would like to thankful for your all efforts as well as I would like to write about what I understand about Buddhism from my basic knowledge.

I would like to introduce something about myself. My name is Jane and I live in Germany. I studied the academic knowledge but I lacked something deeper. So I came to the doctrine of Buddhism. I became more relaxed and deeper in thinking and feeling. The gained mindfulness gave me inner wealth. Buddha explains how the world works. What is real and what is conditioned. As long as the mind does not recognize its nature which belongs to life but joy or unhappiness also leads to sufferings.

Hamburg – Germany

There are certain causes why the mind does not recognize its true nature. But most importantly, the attachment itself is the roof of sufferings. If everyone has attachments on either joy or unhappiness, they must be get sufferings. So living in a rich family cannot bring us happiness because of our attachment, let alone being born in a poor family with unfortunates. When everyone can recognize the nature of his spirit and thus be enlightened. The goal is the full development of the possibilities of building up knowledge leading to the Perfection of Wisdom.
I have known that recognizing the 4 Noble Truths and complete the structure of knowledge. The Four Noble Truths including:

– The truth of suffering (dukkha)
– The truth of the cause of suffering (samudaya)
– The truth of the end of suffering (nirhodha)
– The truth of the path that frees us from suffering (magga)

In the Fourth Noble Truth, the Buddha as physician prescribes the treatment for our illness: The Eightfold Path. Unlike in many other religions, in Buddhism, there is no particular benefit to merely believing in a doctrine. Instead, the emphasis is on living the doctrine and walking the path. But I wonder how to practice in accordance with the Eightfold Path.

Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

The world is a constant change we should adopt. Knowing the changes, just as nature changes every day. The cycle of birth and death continues with no end if we do not have the right method to practice dharma. The karma with cause and effect is the same. I myself understand that do good things and it comes back to you with good result.

Ms Jane

By reading your article including “what is Tibetan Yoga” and “one life, one mantra”, I find that mantra meditation as the practice of lasting happiness, giving is more soulful than taking. I have read that “Tantric sutra affirms that when reciting silently the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra “OM MANI PADME HUM) (reciting loud enough for your collar to hear), we practice Six Paramitas at the same time. On the other hand, Tantric Buddhism asserts that reciting the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra simultaneously bring happiness to all sentient beings in the cycle of deaths and rebirths. Furthermore, Tantric Buddhism also assures that the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra is typical for profound meanings of 12 Buddhist Sutras. So when reciting the six-syllabled Sanskrit mantra, we simultaneously chant 12 Buddhist Sutras.” (What is Tibetan Yoga)

And “The function of a mantra is described differently in many Tantric books. However, in short, a mantra has five main benefits for Buddhist practitioners. They are (1) getting respect from others (including human beings, god, Asura); (2) increasing life longevity, health and material achievement; (3) reducing afflictions (descending from much to less, from less to nothing); (4) conquering (exorcizing and overcoming the forces of evil spirits to harm humans); (5) convening the pure power (gathering the subtle energies in the universe from the highest realms of Pure Land” (One life, one mantra – what is a mantra)

Hamburg – Germany

Besides, following the 5 rules or 5 precepts and integrate them into the life with joy and happiness, you can develop compassion and wisdom. Reading your articles, I realize that I can keep 5 precepts and integrate dharma practice with daily life by “the method of practicing dharma in daily life” as well as recite Om Mani Padme Hum. Daily meditations with the mantra Om Mani Padme Hum became for me the highest state.

I take refuge in the Guru
I take refuge in the Buddha
I take refuge in the Dharma
I take refuge in the Shanga

May the Guru live long for the benefit of all beings
May all beings be free from sufferings.
Om Mani Padme Hum.


Vietnamese version: Thư nước Đức: ĐÔI ĐIỀU QUÁN NIỆM VỀ XẢ LY

  1. Dear Jane!

    I am happy to read your sharing. And you find out if the Buddha teaching is really true. In the Four Noble Truths which are the truth of suffering, the truth of the cause of suffering, the truth of the end of suffering and the truth of the path that leads to the end of suffering. People try to block out sadness, pain, loss and grief by indulging in pleasures they think will bring happiness but actually end up disguising their real feelings, and making them feel even worse when the temporary happiness runs out. The big question is “When life is over, where do we go?” Practicing Buddhism in daily life so that all living beings can attain the long-term happiness of enlightenment. In short, throughout all the Buddha’s teachings we will see that the principle of cause and effect runs like a thread. In order therefore to realize progress on the path, to realize eventually the end of suffering one has to have at least confidence in the possibility of achieving the goal, in the possibility of attaining Nirvana.

    More importantly, you should have Right View, because Right View supports Perfection of Wisdom. And Practicing dharma is to transform your mind and purify your mind. With the character of Tantric Buddhism, Guru devotion is the last way and the most important way for all practitioner to walk on the path of enlightenment.

    I hope you will continue to read more articles on and spread your love to other people.

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

    May the sentient beings free from the sufferings and its cause.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Jane says:
      Thanks for your replay. Yes I will do. I think thats good way to learn more. Reading and my meditation. May Buddha Bless
  2. Mật Giác Đăng says:
    To holy Guru,

    I have read this article.

    Dear Jane,

    I’m Mat Giac Dang, one of disciples of Guru in Mat Gia Song Nguyen. I’m happy to read your writing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I hope you take advantage this precious opportunity, read more on, feel more benefits from the lectures of Guru.

    May 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.

  3. Jane says:
    To holy Guru

    I am grateful and glad to read the articles of the guru. And the generosity of the translation My heart is full of joy and gratitude to share your knowledge and generosity to share your knowledge with us .. the Dharma of the Buddha gives me strength. Knowledge of transience. New things arise with knowledge of meditation and recitation. On this special Vesak day I wish all Dharma friends a day of joy and gratitude. May all beings be free from suffering and the knowledge streams within us. Reading and knowing about the Dharma will find our benevolence

    Om Mani Pudme Hum
    Om Mani Pudme Hum
    Om Mani Pudme Hum

  4. Tantra Mikaya (Jane) says:
    To the holy Guru

    With great joy and gratitude I received my new name Tantra Mikaya. I give a promise in the name of Buddha to take his dharma. All beings with compassion. I will take your knowledge of great guru in me for the sake of all. On the great Vesak day I received the name Tantra Mikaya. May our Guru be blessed with health at all times and receive my sincere gratitude. May all beings be free from mental suffering and physical suffering.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  5. Dear Jane,
    I am happy to read your sharing. Thank you for sharing your thoughts about you believed that The Buddha teaching is really true.  Mostly important with the character of Tantric Buddhism, Guru devotion is the last way for all practitioner to walk on the path of enlightenment.
    I hope you still to read more articles on and learn more benefit from this.
    May the Guru live long for the benefit of all sentient being.
    May the sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  6.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    QUERIDO GURU : Agradecimiento y alegria por compartir sus articulos tan interesantes. La tremenda riqueza de las enseñanzas de Buda son increibles. Buda explica como funciona el mundo . Lo que es real y lo que es condicionado .Mientras la mente no reconoce su naturaleza , la alegria o la felicidad tambien conduce al sufrimiento . Pero lo mas importante es el apego .Si todo el mundo tiene apegos, indefectiblemente , habra sufrimiento . Cuando todos puedan reconocer la naturaleza de su espisitu . El objetivo es desarrollar las posibilidades de construir conocimiento que conduzca a la Perfeccion de la Sabiduria .Y el reconocimiento de las 4 Nobles Verdades . Que son la verdad del sufrimiento, la verdad de la causa del sufrimiento, la verdad del fin del sufrimiento y la verdad que conduce al fin del sufrimiento . A traves de todo lo que nos enseña el Buda vemos que el principio de causa y efecto es indefectible. Con el fin de tener progresos en el camino,es muy importante tener la Vision Correcta y practicar el Dharma , asi trasnformamos nuestra mente y la purificamos .En el budismo tantrico la Devocion al Guru es el ultimo camino y es la forma mas importante para todos los practicantes de caminar por el camino. Me refugio en el Guru …Me refugio Buda …Me refugio en el Dharma ….Me refugio en la Sangha ….Que nuestro Amado Guru tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sin tientes , Que todos los seres encuentren la felicidad y sus causas . Que todos los seres esten libres de sufrimiento y sus causas . OM MANI PADME HUM

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