Sep 7, 2018

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Letter from India: The means of my life, the end in happiness in my life (Phương tiện của đời tôi, cứu cánh của đời tôi)

Revered Gurujee
Om Mani Padme Hum
I bow before you

For last four or five days I was not keeping well Due to my ill health. I was alone in my Patna house as my daughter was at Gaya, with her Father in law along with my granddaughter and her husband. In order to avoid my distress I was chanting from within the Mani Mantra in the mind and it helped me recuperate and come to my almost normal life. In this perilous condition of my health and loneliness my friend took my care like anything as she kept on chatting with me on Messenger and I did not allow me to feel alone even being in Vietnam. My Holy Guru was also in touch of me through her, he was taking account of my health and other activities. I am grateful to both for their compassionate caring and sharing my grief, though vicariously. The day before yesterday my daughter along with her husband and my granddaughter came to my flat, collected my cloths and other important things and took me to the other flat where she is living. Yesterday again I took complete rest as weakness is still persisting. Yesterday I went to the bed By 10 P M, but after 12 A M I woke up out of sudden. After drinking a glass of water and defecation I tried to sleep but in vain. My thought process was not allowing me to sleep. I thought it proper to read the lesson shared by our holy Guru and sent by my friend long back. Though I submitted its comment on my mobile but it went astray. I was not in position to recreate it so I opened the lesson and gave another reading of it. Now I am feeling sleepy though I want to complete its comment again. It is 02 A M in the night and by 6. 30 I have to go to Biharsharif to attend my college. I shall come back and complete my comment. I take Leave from you with my apologetic mind and folded hands. Om Mani Padme Hum.

Master – Director Thinley Nguyen Thanh

In fact empty mind is den of evils, it has to be engaged. We have two ways of engaging it, positive and negative. Negativity takes one to different type’s evil ventures resulting in various types of pain and pleasures. Since everything is related in a causal connection each and every work performed under the veil of negativity generate suffering, pain and ennui. In the First Noble Truth the Buddha has enumerated 8 types of unhappiness, which culminate in 84,000 types sorrow with their subtle varieties. Since all most all people are in trap of greed, lust hatred and delusion, due to ignorance they have to suffer in their repeated births for their present and the past karmas. Here a question arises how to get rid of these evil torments of suffering? Buddha has prescribed the Noble Eight Fold Path for it. But the basic problem is that we are living in the state of hue and cry, huff and hurry and hassle and bustle. We have hardly any time for undergo the long process of the Eight Fold path. Hence a holistic method of relief for this crowed world is a dire need of the day. Our great masters of Tantric Buddhism have evolved a method of incantation wherein the inner and external energy is exploited through chanting the Mantra and wards off the evil thoughts as well the various sufferings of the life. Recently I have experienced it when I was in peril, suffering of cough, cold, fever, headache and acute pain in the body, about which I have already mentioned in the very beginning of this comment. I was chanting the Mani Mantra and rescued of my problems.

Practice with Mani mantra following Guru’s guiding

In fact, incantation has a deep rooted psychological import. Dhammapada spots light on the function of the mind behind all our activities. My friend Mat Dieu Hang too has mentioned it in her comment that mind is the fountain head of all our good and evil activities. If work is done with pure pious and happy mind good and pleasant result follows, but if it is done with evil, impure and under the spell of anger, hatred, greed or delusion the evil result of pain suffering will follow. These clearly indicate that the key to peace and happiness lies in the pure and positive mental state. But in this world of confusion and dilemma it is difficult to have, in normal way, such pleasant state of mind. Negativism is spread all over. In such a bent of mind it is difficult to have happiness, peace and prosperity. In this stage of dark, dismal and disparaging chanting of the mantras works in a wonderful way in warding off the tragedies and comedies of life. The reason is simple. It works in a threefold way. 1. It stop evil thoughts emerge in the mind, as continuous chanting the mantras curtails evil thought to emerge. 2. It generates compassionate sympathy and empathy for all the sentient beings as well as generates pious thoughts in the mind. 3. It keeps mind pious positive and happy. And with this sublime mental state only holy work and its results will follow. And thus chanting of the mantra in its prescribed method is the key to happiness in this world of hue and cry. This is the only path to happiness for Modern man.

Om Mani Padme Hum
May all sentient beings bee happy
Long live our Guru for the benefit of many and happiness of many.
Avinash Kumar Srivastava
Professor and Head of Post Graduate Department, Nalanda College Biharsharif, Patliputra University

Thư từ Ấn Độ: Phương tiện của đời tôi, cứu cánh của đời tôi.

  1. Boying Baguio says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    My greetings…

    I have felt the situation of our brother who happened to be bothered with loneliness that makes him suffered different kind of physical illnesses. I myself is in a situation that makes me me feel alone most of the time. It is tough being alone and felt not being understood by whom you’ve expected most. There are so many things that’s going on that makes you float in a vast of confusion. Sometimes, you think that you’re moving for nothing. Until then when the you taught me about the powerful phenomenon of the Mani mantra. In walking meditation like left step for Om Mani, then right steps for Padme Hum. In times when I don’t go out for a walk, like moments when it’s raining outside, I do the mantra with my own tune having it in my guitar or on my keyboard. I am not sure if my neighboring rooms found it nice since i know they don’t know what’s all about, considering that they are Catholics. But I myself have felt the power of the mantra making me survive for each days that I am going through. The magnificent vibrations that I felt with instruments tends me to communicate with my inner beings and able to talk with it.

    Life is so tough, things are unpredictable. But having been learned with the teachings of the Holy Guru, the stream are getting softer and smoother. I heartily give my gratitude to the wonderful wisdom of the Holy Guru.

    My name is Tantra Maruta, from the Philippines.

    May all sentient beings be in peace.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  2.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Dear Holy Guru : Every day this teachings help us to walk the path towards liberation . Thank you very much for sharing your kidness and compassion .They are endless in this world of confusion and negativism it is very difficult to have a pure and positive mental state . Sadness somehow always appears and our mood is influenced it .Reciting the Mani Mantra prevents bad thoughts from arising in the mind . The continuous chanting of the mantras reduce negative thinking emerges. Generates compassionate sympathy and emphaty for all sentient beings and also pious thoughts in the mind. It keeps the pious mind and possitive and happy and with this sublime mental state only the sacred work and its results will follow .So the chanting of the Mantra is a method that helps find the key to hapiness in this world with to much negativity .Long Life to our Guru for the Benefit and happiness of all sentient beings. May all beings find the happiness of Budhha Nature . OM MANI PADME HUM

  3. Tantra Mahadeva says:

    Dear Holy Guru

    Thank you for sharing this article. It’s rightly said that reciting the mantra helps  to keep away from the activities of the monkey mind. It calms the inner core and leads to awareness.

    Basically it lifts the vibration and elevated us. I sincerely wish that all beings benefit from the pure dharma.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc bài viết này. Thật đúng khi nói rằng trì niệm thần chú giúp hành giả dừng lại những hoạt động của tâm lăng xăng, nhảy nhót như khỉ. Trì niệm thần chú giúp hành giả có sự bình an nội tại và giúp hành giả tỉnh thức.

      Về cơ bản, trì niệm thần chú tạo nên những ba động quang minh giúp cho chúng con có những niệm tưởng tích cực, hoạn hỷ. Con thành tâm cầu nguyện cho tất cả chúng sanh đều nhận được lợi lạc từ chánh pháp.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  4. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol Guru.

    My name is tantra siramitra.

    Our Brothers is suffering, but it must understand that the mind is like a wild horse if he would like to ride it must tame it first.

    Wan I’m alone i never suffer of loneliness i love to be alone, i never get board. The thoughts in our mind good or bad the are transitory the only thin to do is not to get married with them just let them go, and do a bit of yadam visualization it is the best medicine!!

    May Avery one be happy.



    • Tantra Sutradaka says:

      Revered Gurujee 

      Om Mani  Padme Hum 

      Through you I want to suggest my Dharma friend that incantation is nerneed for taming that wild horse, mind 

      Om Mani Padme Hum

      Long live our Guru 


  5. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Revered Gurujee 

    Om Mani  Padme Hum 

    Through you I want to suggest my Dharma friend that incantation is nerneed for taming that wild horse, mind 

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Long live our Guru 


  6. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    In this article functions of Mani mantra is beautifully explained with live example of our Dharma friend Avinash Srivastava.

    As explained by him to overcome sorrow and pain in this world Mani mantra taught by Guru will be beneficial to all beings.

    May our Dharma friend Avinash Srivastava stay healthy and fit.

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

    May all our Dharma friends and other beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum..

  7. Alphonse Kpehonou KOI says:

    Dear Guru, let me simply thank you about what you give us as
    teachings. I’m wordless to qualify you. I particulary remark about
    this lesson that we have to follow Dear Guru in teaching and practice.
    May you have long life !

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Alphonse Kpehonou Koi sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy về tất cả những gì Thầy dạy chúng con. Con không biết dùng lời nào để tán thán được hết công hạnh của Thầy.

      Những dòng cảm niệm của đạo hữu này giúp con ghi nhớ rằng chúng con cần tuân theo lời Thầy dạy và tinh tấn thực hành lời Thầy chỉ dạy.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài.”

  8. Dear Avinash Kumar Srivastava,

    I’ve rejoiced to read your sharing. Your article is not only experience sharing but also the useful life method for us. I am glad that you remember Holy Guru’s teaching to chanting mantra and connect to Guru even you don’t feel well. The chanting of mantras really works in wonderful way, it helps you feel better and more  than that, it is the key to happiness.

    May you good health.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  9. Aman Prakash says:

    Dear Avinash Kumar sir.

    Thank you for this article.

    It give me great relief to hear how you experienced life,how you see see the world with positive view. I am not very old but understanding life under guru shed. Living with guru teachings are awesome effects in said very well sir.Thinking positive for others brings goodness to us.As Budha said -being candle and sharing light to other candle doesn’t dilute own brightness same as sharing happines to others not conforms badness to ownselves. Samsara friends use to leave us in bad situation but the bodhi friends always stay with you.Also sir Mani mantra is very eminent affects in our life.

    I prey for your good health.

    May all sensient being attain true nature.


  10. Simon Michael says:

    Dear holy Guru,

    I thank you for this wonderful article given to us,I equally appreciate you wealth of wisdom and knowledge.  In this  article you made me understand that happiness come from me  if only I will be patient and serve diligently we will find happiness. Guru may you give us the spirit of  patients  to serve and practice diligently to achieve merit of happiness and otherwise.

    May Guru live long for the happiness of sentient being.

    Om mani padme hum.

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