Jul 4, 2017

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Letter from India: THE FLOW ON THE BODHI RIVER (Dòng chảy trên sông Bồ đề)

Letter from India: THE FLOW ON THE BODHI RIVER (Dòng chảy trên sông Bồ đề)

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.

Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

 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

  9. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Thank you for sharing your letter from India,

    I appreciate reading from other disciples their thoughts and practices. May we be well and follow the path to enlightenment through daily use and practice. Om Mani Padme Hum

  10. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    May we all and other beings achieve boddhichita mind and help each other to get liberated.

    May Guru and his consort live long and protected and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy cho con đọc bài này. 

      Con cầu nguyện chúng con và hữu tình đều phát tâm bồ đề và giúp người khác bước trên hành trình giác ngộ. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy Cô thân tâm an tịnh. 

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ phiền não và đạt được giác ngộ. 

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

       

  11. Aman Prakash says:
    Dear laxmi Narayan

    Thank you for this article

    We all of us have ability to attain enlightenment.and all wants to be like that. I also practice budhism but I need continuous manner. When I reach the initial stage of peaceful nature , I claim to myself why I am happy, and return to the normal life(depends on situation to be happy).but connecting with guru(budhism) I understand that unconditional love and unconditional peacefulness is our true nature. Practicing bhudhicitta is continuous effort. Getting knowledge and spreading others, helping others.The seed of goodness is present is everyone.

    Thank you

     

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Aman Prakash  sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      Cảm ơn huynh đã chia sẻ bài viết. 

      Tất cả chúng ta đều có khả năng đạt được giác ngộ và tất cả chúng ta đều muốn được giác ngộ. Đệ cũng đang học Phật pháp nhưng đệ cần tinh tấn hơn nữa. Khi đệ có được một chút bình yên,  đệ lại tự hỏi tại sao mình hạnh phúc và đệ trở về với cuộc sống bình thường (phụ thuộc vào hoàn cảnh để có hạnh phúc).   Nhưng khi được kết nối với Thầy,  đệ nhận thấy được sự yêu thương vô điều kiện và sự bình an nội tại có trong bản tâm chân thật. 

      Đệ cũng hiểu rằng phát bồ đề tâm là cần sự tinh tấn,  liên tục,  không dừng nghỉ. Học được tri kiến Phật đà và giúp người khác được học như mình. Bởi vì hạt giống bồ đề luôn tồn tại trong tất cả mọi người. 

      Cảm ơn huynh đã chia sẻ. 

       

  12. Tantra Ashihata (Simon Michael) says:
    Dear holy Guru ,

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I am  glad to read this wonderful article  you have given to us. Stressing on buddahi its not easy to become a buddah because of commitment on dharma practice which included all one active need to be right.

    May Guru direct us so that we can attain buddah hood.  May guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being.

    Om mani padme hum

  13. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    In this article the Dharma brother explains Bodhicitta (Buddha mind) and it’s significance in Buddhism.

    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)

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