Mar 14, 2020

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Letter to Disciples No. 309: THOUGHTS ABOUT DOING “COMMENTS”

Dear disciples!

One legend from China tells of a man that made friend with a demon. One day, they were going on road when the demon suddenly turned to other direction, citing that it was dazzled by brilliant lights radiated from a house by the road-side. On being asked about the source of brilliant lights, the demon answered that the house’s master was reading books of the sage which made the house suffused with righteous energy and radiant lights. In China, there is a collection of books written by 100 sages, including works of Lao Tzu, Confucius, Meng Tzu, Hsun Tzu and other sages. These works are said to help the reader develop good nature, decorum and uprightness (C. 義禮).

 

There is a collection of books written by 100 sages, including works of Lao Tzu, Confucius, Meng Tzu, Hsun Tzu and other sages

Buddhist canons which were born from great samadhi and sunyata by the Omniscient Being (Sarvajna)

So what do you think? The wisdom of sages is that of usefulness, let alone Buddhist canons which were born from great samadhi and sunyata by theOmniscient Being (Sarvajna)!However, it’s worth clarifying that such superior wisdom is often put in academic style which we hardly understand, for instance:

“The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao

The name that can be named is not the eternal name” (quote from the Tao te Ching by Lao Tzu– Scripture of the Dao and its virtue).

So do Chinese or Sankrit-written Buddhist scriptures which are translated into complicated, profound Vietnamese literal structures that cause difficulties for the reader to embrace. Therefore, I have simplified the semantic denotations to easier level for you to grasp their meaning. A total of 2,300 articles and over 150 audio-sermons divided into 8 categories that cover hundreds of social and spiritual topics have been posted on chanhtuduy.com. It takes up to five to ten years for a reader to read all articles with total length of 4,360,000 words (Four millions three hundreds and sixty thousand words); over 150 hours in ten consecutive days to listen all audio sermons.

A total of 2,300 articles and over 150 audio-sermons divided into 8 categories that cover hundreds of social and spiritual topics have been posted on chanhtuduy.com

Dear disciples!

Bodhisattva Shantideva asserted that a thought that focuses on the welfare of others by praying for them to attain Buddha’s nature will be a good cause for becoming future Buddha (quoted from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life)

 

Above is our treasure of Buddhist teachings, but our treasure of Bodhicitta is more precious and noble. In each article, we comment and pray for the sentient beings to attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature and various aspects of enlightenment. Statistics from Google indicate that we now have a total of 142,435 comments, equivalent to 142,435 prayers for the sentient being in six samsaric realms. Bodhisattva Shantideva asserted that a thought that focuses on the welfare of others by praying for them to attain Buddha’s nature will be a good cause for becoming future Buddha (quoted from “A Guide to the Bodhisattva Way of Life – Bodhicaryāvatāra). Besides, the mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” that you write at the end of each comment is equal to the chanting of twelve volumes of Tibetan Buddhist canon that bring benefit to the sentient beings in six realms (quoted from holy teachings in “One Life, One Mantra”).

 

 

 

Inconceivable

So what do you think? Does our website radiate brilliantly? “Inconceivable” – one word that says it all! Therefore, by logical thinking, if that demon was afraid of the light coming from the sage’s book, then those who are human but find it difficult to access chanhtuduy.com surely have demonic traits. Anyone who is envious and defame chanhtuduy.com mean they are looking down upon the Buddha’s sutra and dharma, against the teaching of Bodhisattva Manjusri on sharing joy with good deeds of the sentient beings and the merit and virtue of Buddhist practitioners as well. Obviously, these people shall incur bad consequences right in this or next life. Why is that? Because none of the sentences on chanhtuduy.com are written from subjective thinking of the writer but convey messages of enlightened ones as the holy guidance for younger generation like us to follow and act in the right orbit of Buddhist dharma (totally different from right orbits of Confucianism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam…).

Teaching of Bodhisattva Manjusri on sharing joy with good deeds of the sentient beings

Dear disciples!

From those points on, I would help you realize the value of comments on  chanhtuduy.com as follows:

  1. Pedagogic principle:

Both teacher and students would know about each other through comments. A comment is approved to post means it is written righteously. Through a comment, the teacher is able to know which mistake the learner made or how diligent the learner is, based on which the teacher will help guide the learner come back to the right track. Giving comment is also a good way to express the attitude of the student towards Dharma study and practice. In pagodas, monasteries or yoga centers, the teacher need see the follower with real eyes to know whether or not they are assiduous and have serious attitude while in Song Nguyen Tantra House, all these are just done through comments. Therefore, comments are the bridge between the Guru and disciples.

  1. Spiritual aspect on the basis of causality principle:

1/ Praying for the well-being and achievements of the sentient beings means you are practicing Application Bodhicitta (see a series of “Prayer: Words of Wisdom Lead to Achievements”).

2/ Chanting the six-syllable mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” means you are benefiting all beings.

Chanting the six-syllable mantra “Om Mani Padme Hum” means you are benefiting all beings

3/ Collecting bricks of wisdom to form the foundation of Enlightenment – an expression of devotion to Guru.

Collecting bricks of wisdom to form the foundation of Enlightenment – an expression of devotion to Guru.

4/ Rehearsing/Practicing the second mind dharma “Samyadgrsti-prabha Samadhi” (Read and Comment).

5/ Sharing joy with good deeds of the sentient beings and merit and virtue of Buddhist practitioners.

From those five points, I can tell the result (for the one who regularly comments) and consequence (for the one who doesn’t or rarely gives comment):

a/ Results:

1/ Accumulating blessings and wisdom; gaining successes in life, achieving legitimate wishes. This comes from the principle: “One for all, all for one”, “plant good seed, gain good crop”.

2/ Immersing oneself in right view and gradually turning it into a powerful armor against the invasion of evil spirit, evil monk and evil power.

3/ Increasing the power of getting respect (get respect from others, be trusted and assigned important work…)

b/ Consequences:

1/ Breaking the wall of blessings and merits

2/ Work get stuck, wishes unfulfilled

3/ Disrespect to Guru

Dear disciples!

A disciple named Mat Huan (Truong Thanh Long) once said that the reason I asked you to diligently comment was to raise the website rank. This is definitely wrong. Should I need run for success so as to fall into pitfall of Fame-Shame or Gain-Loss? Should a billionaire show off or just need silently enjoy what he’s achieved? Should a practitioner who has completely achieved merit and virtue do more to gain worldly goal? Of course not! If rank is important, why does chanhtuduy.com limit log-in account? For that negative thought, Mat Huan was not allowed to stay in Song Nguyen Tantra House and now returns to his mundane name “Truong Thanh Long”. Those who have similar behavior will incur the same consequence as him. Is there anyone who was expelled from Song Nguyen Tantra House wish to return to show off what they’ve achieved in worldly life? Surely yes! Because they want to prove that they can get success without Song Nguyen Tantra House. Pitifully, I’ve never met such successful cases but just nonsensical words uttered from mean minds. Song Nguyen Tantra House, meanwhile, develops radiantly yearly with growing number of followers and increasing faith of the disciples, as you all see and know!

Song Nguyen Tantra House, meanwhile, develops radiantly yearly with growing number of followers and increasing faith of the disciples, as you all see and know!

Dear disciples!

It’s worth to notice that those followers and disciples who regularly make mistake and are not permitted to make penitence shall gain zero result if they try to do comment, even 5 comments a day. Why so? Because it’s the contrast between knowledge and practice, words and actions, just like a person who places two feet on two boats.

Recently, I am delighted to see growing number of comments of local and foreign readers and disciples in recent time, especially the inclusion of prayer for the elimination of Covid 19 pandemic in English comment. This article are words of encouragement to you. In this tense situation, you need give more comments for the sake of our own nation and people around the world.  May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature. May all our merits obtained in the past 15 years be dedicated to the elimination of Covid 19.

Om Mani Padme Hum!

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain, March 13, 2020

Thinley- Nguyen Thanh


Vietnamese version: Thư gửi các trò 309: NỖI NIỀM “COMMENTS”

 

 

  1. Henrique says:
    Hello friends of the dharma, I come again to write in chantduy. I was discouraged, but my friend Violet once made me come here. I thank Lord Guru, for clarifying his method on this website, I feel privileged that I, who am in a country very far from Buddhism and the great Lamas, may be taken care of by your mercy.

    May all beings manage to overcome the Corona epidemic.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  2. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear Holy Guru … Always grateful for sharing your articles. Grateful to the Guru who in this space shares and transmits the Buddhist teachings. Having Bodhicitta as the most precious asset … Wishing from the depths of our hearts that all beings reach the Nature of Buddha. May our Guru live happily for benefit of all sentient beings. That all beings achieve liberation. That the Covid 19 virus pandemic be completely removed .OM MANI PADME HUM
  3. paul yawney says:
    Dear Holy Guru, Thank you for another great article.Since I have started following your teachings I have a better sense of direction in my learning before I had no formal teachings. I am humbled and honoured to be learning from you May there be a quick end to this pandemic virus and the negative behavior people are doing to each other. OM MANI PADME HUNG.   TANTRA HIMATARU.
  4. Mật Minh Ánh (7 years old) says:
    Dear Guru

    I have read this article already.

    Thank you for writing the article.

    I pray for longevity of Guru for the sake of sentient beings.

    May all sentient beings drink the nectar essence of Dharma.

    Pray for the Corona pandemic to be soon eradicated.

    Om Ah Hum.

  5. Dear Guru

    Thank you for your reasoning about the inconceivable value of chanhtuduy.com as well as the practice of read and comment on it. This is not the first time you’ve explained to us about the benefit of reading and commenting on the website, given a series of articles on the second mind dharma “Samyadgrsti-prabha Samadhi” posted before. And now you still patiently remind us of it. I am so grateful and feel ashamed as well for my laziness in practicing dharma.

    And I also feel surprised and intolerable to know someone’s ill will on your compassion and kindness by saying the purpose of Guru’s requesting us to comment is to raise the website rank. Their words remind me of the story you told in the article about a demon who was afraid of brilliant light and righteous energy shone from a house whose master was reading book of the sage. Wonder if the light and pure energy of Buddha Dharma radiated from chanhtuduy.com make someone feel afraid or hate? If raising the rank is necessary for the sentient beings to be able to access and enjoy benefits from Buddha’s teachings, freeing from evil energy of evil monks and evil power, I voluntarily do as many comments as possible. However, this is unnecessary as nothing can impede the spreading fragrance of Buddhist practitioner, given a growing number of local and foreign readers every month. I feel sorry for those who measure the compassion of a Guru by their mean and impure mind.

    Thank you again for teaching us how benefit it is to comment on the website. I would keep im mind that doing comment in dharma sermons is our best and fastest way to accrue Bodhicitta, which is the good cause for future Budhahood (as asserted by Bodhisattva Shantideva).

    May Guru and your consort live long for the sake of the sentient beings

    May all sentient beings stay in the state of awakening

    May Corona pandemic soon be eliminated

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. Tantra Amitara says:
    Dear guru

    I bow my head before your lotus feet. I am thankful for this article.

    I might had done soon very good karma so that I met guru and friends. Sometime I use to wonder I have all full of disturbing emotions but what karma made me to devote toward guru, dharma, sangha? I have full of desire. I am thankful for accepting me as student. You are like the massive sun and I as plannet rotating for enery to survive. Though I have full of Egoness but still I am ready to do anything for guru, budha, dharma and sangha. Without you I am nothing. It’s true always true.

    May guru teachings spread all over the world for peace and happiness. May guru and his concert live long for well being of all.

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

  7. Tantra Amitara says:
    May corona virus soon vanish .
  8. Mật Diệu Hương says:

    Dear Guru,

    I really rejoiced in reading this meaningful article. Thank you so much for your sharing!

    May this lesson be spread everywhere for the sake of all sentient beings!

    May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddhahood!

    May coronavirus pandemic covid-19 soon be eradicated!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

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

    my name is Tantra Ashihata.

    I appreciate you for this wonderful article given to us and of which you stressed about the important of making comments

    May you give us the power spirit to read and make comments.

    May the soul of my mother rest in peace and may the end of corona viruses come to an end soon, may all sentient beings be free from suffering

    Om mani padme hum

     

  10. Tantraupatissa says:
    Dear Guru thanks for sharing this article.

    We are very lucky to find Guru like you who has translated many Dharma books and chantings from Sanskrit and other languages to make lay men like us to understand and giving us a chance to create good merits by reading and commenting on the articles. Also thanks for introducing one life one mantra to us which is equivalent to reading 12 volume of Dharma books.

    May Corona virus epidemic may come to an end.

    May Guru and his consort live long for sake of other beings.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum…

  11. Jason says:
    First time hearing the “demon” story….very enlightening article !!😊🙏
  12. Sonam Tshering says:
    Dear guru,

    Though i am a buddhist i didnt get true meaning of what dharma is. bcoz as a student we cannot really focus on it.. but i always remember that its the only creation that makes imposible things possible.

    i came to knew that the main aim should be the attainment of better beings to proceed further. So we should aim to be a practioner who gets direction from the master after our comment which we found during practise..

    So i agree that comment is not just for top ranking. Its mainly for the diciples to follow the right orbit of the teaching for their progrsssion.

     

    Therefore i thank each and every individual who has put their effort to spread this meaningful article regardless of their time being wasted..

    So, may all sentient beings attain their dream and free from any diseases and ilness..

    Om mani ped mae hung.🙏🙏🙏

  13. Dr C H Lakshmi narayana says:
    I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.

    Chanhtuduy.com, is no doubt , is the treasure house of wisdom which is most important and the last but one step to Enlightenment and Liberation !. It is also a bridge Guruji’s, Buddha’s teachings and Dharma practitioners all over the globe. If one does not utilize the benefit of Chanhtuduy.com, it is just like returning empty handed after entering the Nature bestowed  treasure house of gold, pearls and gems ! Or  it is just like mistaking  gold for copper.!

    ” Comments” means in other wards ” Criticize”  or ” Expound”, meaning to explain both the good and bad ,useful and non useful aspects of the subject matter and no one sided traffic of flattery. I am observing some dharma practitioners while writing in their comments, in the spirit of praising high of Guruji and Buddhism ,on some ocassions, criticizing low of  other religions like christianity, Hinduism, Islam etc. Which in my opinion is not good. All fingers are not alike ! But all the fingers are essential in the integrity of function and co-ordination of the hand!

    So also, though other religion’ s ways and means are different, their goal is same- Liberation !. Boddha was honouring all the religions equally!.  0nce, a disciple of Jainism, attracted by Buddha’s teachings approached Buddha and expressed his inclination to join Buddhism.

    Buddha asked, ” Have you expressed your opinion to your Guru and taken his permission?”. He said ” No “.  Buddha sent him back telling him to first obtain the permission of your Guruji and then come,!

    So, we should not  talk I’ll of others or make sarcastic remarks on others or other religions while upholding our Buddhism or praising our Guruji! Out of sheer respect and love, we cherish praising our Guruji,but we have no right to condemn others.

    As it is explained in the Right Realisations of great men sutta,

    Bodhisattvas consider everyone, friends and enemies alike, as equal.

    They don’t condemn any one’s past wrongdoings, nor do they hate even those who are presently doing evil. This expresses the spirit of Mahayana Buddhism!. We should practice generosity with compassion and not disdain without discriminating against people who have caused anger and hatred. The incident of the disciple  Mat Juan who is expelled out of Song Nguyen Tantra House is  pitiable for his Wrong Comments in Chanhtuduy.com and an alarm for others.!

    Loka Samastha Sukhino Bhavanthu.

    Om Mani padme Hum.

    Tantra Nirvadeva.

     

     

  14. Joven says:
    I am wishing that this Virus will Enlighten World Leaders, that economic progress is nothing if nature is being forgotten.

    Hope this NCOV will pass soon..

     

     

  15. Philip okwiri ogongo says:
    Thank you very much Guru

    Am learning a lot from this article, its help both in physical and spiritual realm

    Thanks.

  16. Petra says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    I thank you for this article. My mind has been troubled by this virus and what it brings with it and reading the articles helps me on my new journey to learn the teaching of Buddha. I’m very much like a child taking the first steps. I have much to learn and I thank you for the articles

     

  17. Susan Metcalfe says:
    Very enlightening article, and thank you so much for sharing your wisdom with the world..

    Susan

  18. Mật Nhất Nguyên (Lê Duy Trí) says:

    Dear Holy Guru, 

    I remembered the first feel months reading about Dharma on chanhtuduy.com. I feel like a person who has lived in a dark room for many years suddenly get to see the light. At first, the light can be overwhelming, then his eyes adjust and start to see everything very clearly. He never want to comeback to the darkness. Reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com gives me the similar beneficial light. 

    It is beneficial because: 

    1. My prayers for all beings are Bodhicitta in action 

    2. Chanting Mani Mantra brings benefits to all beings

    3. Accumulate the bricks to build the house of Enlightenment because this is an act of Guru devotion

    4. Practice Samyadgrsti-prabha Samadhi

    5. Sharing joy with good deeds of the sentient beings and merit and virtue of Buddhist practitioners.

    From this practice I will be able to accumulate both Wisdom and Merits, the tickets to the Pure Land of Ultimate Bliss. 

    Thank you for the beneficial writing. May the Guru and his Consort have good health for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature. May the Corona pandemic will soon be over.

     Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  19. Momen Mohamed says:
    Dear lovely and holy guru,

    Thank you so much for this beautiful recommendation. Firstly I promise you that I will try as much as I can to read at least one article everyday ! Secondly I really need your blessings and prayers for me and finally I’d like to tell you that I started to chanting the mantra of Om mani padame hum since 5 days I chant it almost all time I also put the headphones and  listen to it the whole night and I decided to do commitment for 21 day with this mantra and six months of commitment with Buddha’s teachings and if I show results I will continue chanting and learning forever.

    Thank you so much may Buddha bless all !

    Om mani padame hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      No, you needint to chant and hear a mantra, only read articles and comment on chanhtuduy.com! It is a simple methog!

  20. Saliu Abdulmumin says:
    Dear holy guru

    Thank you for this article and thank you for teaching.

    I pray for quick end to Corona y.

    May Guru live long and have good health for the sake of beings.

    May beings be free from suffering

  21. Mật Diêu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Saliu Abdulmunin sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã viết bài và cho con được đọc bài viết của Thầy.

    Cầu nguyện nạn dịch covid 19 sớm tiêu trừ.

    Con cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe và trường thọ của Thầy vì lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ mọi khổ đau.

     

  22. Daniel says:
    I would really like to achieve enlightment. Thank you Guru for interesting articles.

    Now I am praying the end of this Corona virus pandemic

  23. koteswara says:
    Dear Guru. bow my head before the lotus . your words make me happy and help to transform my self.
  24. Momen Mohamed says:
    Dear holy guru,

    Thank you so much for your reply I already started to read and comment daily but I really need to know until when should I read and comment I suffered a lot and I’m still suffering and I want to get rid of all of that ! I want to see results thank you so much again 🙂 Om mani padame hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Please, try more! When you comment result came, dont wait for it!

      • Nguyên Thành
        Nguyên Thành says:

        After pandemic Covid 19 end, your brother Dharma will you a favor ( a job) in Vietnam, in his company!

  25. Pankaj kumar giri says:
    Dear Honorable Guru

    Thank you so much for your beautiful teachings and kindness.

    Also thank you so much for told about the benefits of commenting,

    May we realize the teachings of the articles more and more by your kindness.

    May we use the teachings of the beautiful articles in our daily life.

    Dear Guru we need your kindness more and more for realizes your  beautiful teachings.

    May all sentiment beings be happy.

    May the Corona virus will end up soon from the earth, may all the Corona affected will get well soon.

    🌷 OM MANI PADME HUM 🌷

    🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏

  26. Brian Audinett says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    Thank you for this article. My understanding of

    reading and commenting and practicing has broaden.

    I too feel like the light is too bright at times. I commit

    mistakes and I feel that I become unworthy of…I

    understand so much more now after reading this

    article. I must try more diligently. May I and all

    sentient being transform our impure body, speech

    and mind into the pure exalted body, speech and mind

    of a Buddha. OM mani Padme hum.

     

  27. Momen Mohamed says:
    Dear holy guru 🙂

    Thank you so much! Actually your comment made my day ! You let me speechless by your kindness and goodness 🙂 I promise you that I will read and comment daily 🙂 <3

    Om mani padame hum

  28. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:
    Holy Guru, I bow before your lotus feet! After reading this discourse I now better understand the importance of commenting on articles located on chanhtuduy.com

    I am happy to learn the positive outcome and results from commenting. I would like to express my humble gratitude by saying thank you. Venerable Guru, may your wisdom spread to the four corners of the Earth for the sake of all sentient beings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    May Guru and his consort live a long and healthy life for the sake of all sentient beings

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

    May the tragic pandemic caused by the Corona virus soon end

  29. Kelzang eden says:
    Dear Guru , is your teachings every sentient beings will be free from sufferings, sparkling of light can be gaining the blessing for the sentient brings. May the light cure the corona virus. Everything is depends on faith and  trust . if the deciples have faith and trust to guru everything is possible as I experienced like as light, diseases, vision and etc.
  30. Kelzang eden says:
    Thanks your teaching may flourish all over the globe.

    🙏🙏🙏

  31. Deverm says:
    Dear Guru

    I now have a better understanding of the teacher student relationship thanks to your article.

    Once again thanks to Rose Tran for showing me this article.

    May wisdom always find you

  32. TantraMikaya says:
    dear holy guru. Thank you very much for your article Thoughts about doing comments. First let me say that I hope you holy guru and the Sangha are all in good health. Yes, we live in a time when we have to prove that we practice compassion and boddhiccita. You holy guru teach us when we read and comment on your wise articles we will continue to develop .. You teach us with compassion and bring us closer to the Dharma based on stories. My deepest thanks for that. No matter what race, culture or gender we have. Everyone can view, read and comment on your wise articles at any time on chanhtuduy.com. You are our teacher and give us help so that we can improve. Comments are the respect we give you for all your work and efforts to teach us the Dharma for the benefit of all. In this hard time in which we are regulating life here and changes taking place, it is extremely important to train our mind and to practice compassion. no prayer will help us if we do not practice and internalize what we have read. No matter from which perspective we look at things whether friend or foe, we are all the same. There are mantras in Buddhism in many different languages ​​that we can learn. The path to a mantra OM MANI PADME HUM is still the most important mantra for me. In Tibetan Buddhism, I learned the mantra Om Tare Tutare Soha related to the corona crisis that I now practice daily. I am grateful for your support and the Dharma you are teaching us. I know I have to work on myself to bring peace to my mind again. And your site Chanhtutuy.com helps me with that. May all beings be free from suffering. Keep everyone healthy and successful on the path to enlightenment. May our holy guru be healthy and life long for the sake of all sentient beeings. May all sentient beeings attain the Happines of Buddhas nature. Om Mani Padme Hum
    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I dont like this comment beacouse you wrote “guru”! You must write ” Guru”! So I think you haven’t a devotion to Guru! The rather you dont comment than better take many misktases!

      • Nguyên Thành
        Nguyên Thành says:

        You write every things but they have not a meaning beacouse it isn’t respectful!

  33. TantraMikaya says:
    So dorry if I make a Mistake. I used a Translator. I don’t saw it. I will make it better. Thank you for your reply
  34. Tantra Nikakuwa says:
    Dear Respected Dhamma Guru,

    Thank you so much for this nice article. With your permission, here i also mention & request you something.

    What was the object of the Enlightened One in creating the Bhikkhu? Today we say them Bhikkhu or the Guru. Was his object to create a social servant/philosopher/spiritual guide devoting his life to service of the people & being their friend, guide & philosopher? Or a perfect man? If the Bhikkhu or the Guru is only a perfect man then there is no use because though a perfect man he is a selfish man. If, on the other hand he is a social servant/ Guru/ spiritual guide, he may prove to be the hope of Buddhism used to remove the sufferings of the human beings.

    Many people were coming to the Enlightened One to receive instructions in the Dhamma. The Enlightened One knew that it was difficult for him personally to give instructions to each one, so he felt the necessity of the Parivrajaka’s & framed the rules and regulations called “Vinaya” and made them binding upon the members. After few years attached them to a Bhikkhu and remaining training under him.

    Once the Blessed Lord said that, the doctrine which is glorious in the beginning, glorious in the middle and glorious at the end.

    The Blessed Lord also state that,

    The gift of the Dhamma exceeds all gifts, the sweetness of the Dhamma exceeds all sweetness and the delight in the Dhamma exceeds all delights.

    The fields are damaged by the weeds, mankind is damaged by passion therefore a gift of Dhamma brings great reward.

    The fields are damaged by the weeds, mankind is damaged by hatred therefore a gift of Dhamma brings great reward.

    The fields are damaged by the weeds, mankind is damaged by vanity therefore a gift of Dhamma brings great reward.

    The fields are damaged by the weeds, mankind is damaged by lust therefore a gift of Dhamma brings great reward.

    From that day this gift of the Dhamma continuously delivered by the compassionate Bhikkhu’s or the compassionate Guru’s without fail to serve the mankind.

    So here I request you all my Dhamma friends to respect our Guru’s while commenting, without them we are not able to understand the Dhamma, the law of nature well. In present day they are only the person who know & able person to teach Dhamma, the law of nature.

    Day by day the world getting worse condition. Children’s & elderly people are getting sick.

    We must go thru the “RATANA SUTTA” This discourse delivered by the Ven. Bhikkhu Ananda, one of the principle disciples of the Enlighten One in the city of Vaishali whose citizens appealed to him for help, being afflicted by famine, pestilence and nature disturbance. It is said that after delivering his discourse people become happy & the pestilence subsided.

    Here I request you respected Dhamma Guru to explain about the importance of this discourse for the sake of mankind please.

    May all beings are to be happy & free from all type of sufferings.

    “Om Mani Padme Hum”

    Tantra Nikakuwa

  35. Monalundmorris says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for many articles you have written and shared with us. It is wonderful to be able to learn from your words. Please stay safe during this difficult time.

    Monalundmorris

  36. Tantra Nikakuwa says:
    Thank you so much dear Respected Dhamma Guru.

    Take care of yourself for the welfare mankind.

    “Om Mani Padme Hum”

  37. Tantra Sutradaka says:
    Dear Guruji,

    I have read it . It is a wonderful article hinges on the importance of the Buddhist wisdom contained in the Chanthuduy.com.
    Infact, learning, studing and engage one’s own mind in the pious, positive and constructive feedback through the store house of spiritual and sublime knowledge of our Guru’s sharing are destined to be emancipated from the bondage ignorance and get enlightened
    Om Mani Padme Hum
    May all sentient beings remain unaffected of Corona
    Long live our Guru along with his consort

     

  38. Satish Kumar Borkar says:
    Thank you for your kind blessings dear Guru..

    In Japan, people called the Buddha as ‘Bhaisajya-guru’. The Buddha as the Great Doctor for the ills of the world.

    Once the Buddha had attended on a sick Bhikkhu (Monk) and thus saying to his disciples:

    “The Tathagata (Buddha) has come into the world to befriend the poor, to succor the unprotected, to nourish those in bodily affliction, both the followers of the Dharma and unbelievers, to give sight to the blind and enlighten the minds of the deluded, to stand up for the rights of orphans as well as the aged, and in so doing to set an example to others”.

     

  39. Satish Kumar Borkar says:
    Dear Guru,

    I am not personally aware from which the particular sutra is taken but I do study one book on Buddhism where it is narrated. It is in the book “The Buddha And His Dhamma”.

     

  40. Tantra Dhamitra says:

    Dear Guru, I am very happy with the dharma name you gave me. Thank you very much. May you have a long life May the corona outbreak stop. Om Mani Padme Hum

  41. Vanessa says:
    Dear Guru,

    With each article I gain more knowledge and understanding. My appreciation for your efforts is high.

    I join with others in wishing the covid pandemic to end.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  42. Michael Boatner says:
    Holy guru,

    Thank you so much for sharing these letters I enjoy every letter and look forward to the next on. Thank you and keep them coming

  43. Thomas Charles says:
    Hello once again, Most Holy Guru.  This article was interesting in its description of comments as “the bridge between Guru and disciples.”  I had never thought of them in quite that fashion.  Thank you for this teaching.   Om Mani Padme Hum
  44. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Thomas Charles sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy tôn quý!

    Bài viết này thật hay, ý nghĩa. Thầy đã luận giảng cho con hiểu comment chính là “cầu nối giữa Thầy và trò”. Con chưa bao giờ nghĩ đến sự lợi lạc của comment theo khía cạnh này.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã chỉ dạy.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

     

  45. John says:
    Dear Guru,
    Thank you for this article. May it bring light to those who seek it.

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