Jul 4, 2017

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Letter from India: THE FLOW ON THE BODHI RIVER

Letter from India: THE FLOW ON THE BODHI RIVER

Respected Guruji,

         Buddhism sharanam  Gachami !

         Dhammam sharanam Gachami !

         Sangham   sharanam  Gachami. !

Triple Gem, mentioned above is the Beacon-Light glittering and throwing light in the garden of Dharma at Song Nguyen Tantra House in the path of Enlightenment for lay Buddhists and Dharma practitioners who are in  the darkness of ignorance.

          In the present article, all about” Bodhicitta ” in the practice of Tibetan Yoga is vividly dealt and made it crystal clear by  Guruji.

   The word  Bodhicitta  is a Sanskrit word ( Bodhi=Buddha, citta=mind) meaning Buddha’s mind or Buddha Nature. It is not as easy as to talk or Preach to develop Bodhichitta. It needs,like the continuous flow of a river, constant regular practice of Dharma,guided by Guru in our daily Life in all our daily activities connected with body , speech & mind like seeing, talking, eating, drinking, sitting standing, interacting with fellowmen etc. In other words in any situation like mentioned above t have mind similar to Buddha’s mind and Buddha’s action in response to it with wisdom. This is  noble Bodhichitta which leads to the path of enlightenment

 Bodhichitta’s  real meaning is to help all beings to become Buddhas. It  includes two types :

(1). Aspiration  Bodhichitta _ wishing All beings become Buddhas.

(2) Application Bodhichitta _to help All beings practice to  be  Buddhas.

        Developing Bodhichitta.

For developing Bodhichitta, (both aspiration& applied) cultivation of Bodhichitta which is the sincere wish to establish all beings enlightened. Further, It is to get Right View and Right method of practice of Dharma as taught by Buddha.

Applied Bodhichitta is developed by means of 5 -fold learning :

(1) Hetu Vidya _ based on logic.All karma are due to  cause and effect. As you sow the seed, so you reap !

(2) punca Vidya (Medical science)_This is the knowledge of curing ! All the measures to be used to make the things better!

(3)Sabda Vidya _about all sounds,from humans,animal breathsounds , sounds of river flow & water falls, Sea waves,sounds of chanting Mantras,prayers,being happy.

(4)SilpakarmaSthan Vidya : Skillful style of a Bodhisattvas as a Yogi,in gait, dressing, preaching, facial expressions etc.

(5)Adyathma Vidya (Phonetics &, languages)_Getting  knowledge by Buddhist Studies, Buddhist teachings, Experience of Dharma practice & the skills in its practical application.

Understanding above methods, to develop Bodhichitta,all our Practice should follow on the same lines all the 24 hours of the day with Right mind fullness and concentration which will lead to the path of Enlightenment.!

Master Dilgo khentse

        Great Tibetan Master Dilgo khentse says, ” One can sit in Meditation and recite on  Mantras for years while another practice Dharma in daily activities with renunciation, Bodhichitta and Wisdom, the second practically get Enlightenment faster because he uses daily activities as the means of Dharma practice, change the worldly environment into Spiritual conditions. !

                In the end,  I quote a slogan here,

     ”  See good,. Be good,.  Do good !

      This is the way to Enlightenment “

           (Mahayana )

         Om. Mani  Padme Hum.

               ____Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan.


Vietnamese version: Thư Ấn Độ: DÒNG CHẢY TRÊN SÔNG BỒ ĐỀ

Related post: Lesson 11: Bodhicitta development, mantra recitation with footsteps

  1. Dear C H Lakshmi narayan!

    I am elated by your article.

    The French famous mathematician Decars: “Without method, a genius can make mistake. With method, an ordinary person can become extraordinary”. Thanks to Guru’s method, practitioners in their actions of body, speech, and mind can become “extraordinary” person like a Buddha, because “in any situation like mentioned above have mind similar to Buddha’s mind and Buddha’s action in response to it with wisdom”.

    May all sentient beings drink Buddha’s water. Om Ah Hum!

  2. Dear Dr. C H Lakshmi Narayan,

    From the title of your writing, I could see such a beautiful image: a flow on the Bodhi river. Your sharing really inspires me in practicing Dharma in my daily activities. Thanks to the wonderful method guiding by our Guru, we are now totally able to practice Dharma continuously “like the continuous flow of a river”. It is somhow miraculous to us, the ordinary laymen in this busy life. I agree with you that “this is the noble Bodhichitta, which leads to the path of enlightenment”.

    Thank you about sharing your thoughts after reading Guru’s article with us. Hope that we can share a lot more in chanhtuduy.com.

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

    May all your legitimate wishes come true and all of us make progress on the path to enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum!

  3. Dear C H Lakshmi narayan,

    I am happy to read your article “The flow on the Bodhi river”. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. May you have a good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

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

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  4. Mật Đăng Tâm says:

    Dear CH Laskmi Narayan

    I am impresive and happy to read your writing. I imagined a flow on Bodhi river, that is so beautiful, so twinkle and such as a legend river in present. It is that nonstop flowing Bodh river, it is created by holy Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh who brings practice method wonderfully as the 12th Gyalwang Drukpa taught:”Dharma should be attached to worldly life. Worldly life should be lesson of Dharma”.

    Thank you for your sharing. May you have a good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

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

    May all sentient beings achive the happiness of Bubbha hood.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

     

  5. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear CH Laskmi Narayan,

    I am happy to read your writing “The flow on the Bodhi river”. Thanks for sharing your thought about the Guru’s teaching, I am especially love your sentence “In other words in any situation like mentioned above to have mind similar to Buddha’s mind and Buddha’s action in response to it with wisdom. This is noble Bodhichitta which leads to the path of enlightment”.

    Thanks for your sharing again. I hope you will read more articles on chantuduy.com and share more your thoughts to us.

    May the 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. Dear C H Lakshmi narayan.

    I take a great delight to read your writing. I totally agree with you that developing Bodhichitta enables us to connect with Buddha and have a similar mind with Buddha’s mind and Buddha’s action in respond to it with wisdom, which leads us to get the enlightenment. Regarding to the countless benefit of Bodhichitta, HH Ling Rinpoche also said that “the immediate benefit of generating bodhicitta within our mind-stream is that we enter the great vehicle leading to buddhahood and gain the title of bodhisattva, a child of the buddhas. It does not matter what we look like, how we dress, how wealthy or powerful we are, whether or not we have clairvoyance or miraculous powers, or how learned we are, as soon as we generate bodhicitta we become bodhisattvas; regardless of our other qualities, if we do not have bodhicitta we are not bodhisattvas.”

    So, how to develop Bodhichiatta in daily life for lay Buddhists? The Guru provides us with a very simple and easy method to practice Bodhichita by making use of our daily activies to develop aspirational Bodhichitta. With such a simple method, we can connect our ordinary worldly activies with Boddha’s mind. How great the method is! We not only live a comfortable life but also practice Bodhichitta at the same time, leading us to the path to enlightenment.

    Thanks to Guru’s wisdom and compassion, an ordinary being like me can become an extraordinary one. An ordinary being with unpure mind like me can connect with the pure energy from Pure Land.

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

    May the Dharma flourish every conner of the world to ease the suffering of all beings and help them enter the holly order to achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    May you get all your legitimate wishes and achieve the joy that arise on the path to enlightenment.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  7. Dear Dr. C H Lakshmi narayan,
    I am very happy to read your letter from India: “The flow on the Bodhi river”. I like your sharing about “In other words in any situation like mentioned above have mind similar to Buddha’s mind and Buddha’s action in response to it with wisdom”. I hope can read more and more your comment in chanhtuduy.com. May all your legitimate wishes come true in the cause of diligent cultivation.
    May the Guru and his consort long live for the benefit of all sentient beings.
    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of the Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  8.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Guru .  Solamente el titulo de este articulo , Un flujo en el rio Bodhi …tan bella imagen …nos inspira a la practica diaria del Dharma , en nuestra vida tan agitada.   Gracias a nuestro Maravilloso Guru que nos guia a practicar continuamente ” Como el flujo continuo del rio ” Realmente es un milagro para nosotros los laicos , ser guiados , por nuestro , Amado y Sabio Guru …y asi ir viendo esta noble Bodhichita que conduce a la iluminacion … Muchas Gracias por compartir sus pensamientos y que podamos compartir muchos mas… Que nuestro Amado Guru ,tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sensibles .Que todos los seres consigan la felicidad y sus causas .OM MANI PADME HUM

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