Oct 2, 2017

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MIND PROSPERS (Hưng vận tâm thức)

MIND PROSPERS (Hưng vận tâm thức)

MIND PROSPERS
Rich or poor, people have sorrow, all of them desire happiness and avoid worrying. “Stop worrying and Start living” is a well-known saying of a successful French man. Howeve, to do it effectively, each famous man has own way.

Stop worrying

Buddha showed that human beings has 8 types of unhappiness which are reasons of sorrow. They are birth, aging, disease, death ( being born, growing, sickness and death are unhappiness), unfulfilled wishes are unhappy, separation from the loved is unhappy, meeting while disliking is unhappy, full – orbed activities of the five skandhas are unhappy. These 8 unhappiness cause 84.000 sorrow. Everyone expect to leave from these. Buddha taugh the way to leave from sorrow in “Turn the dharma – cakra” sutra. That is after consider “Four Noble Truths” , Buddhist practice “Noble Eightfold Paths”, then the results of Buddha – way will be fulfilled step by step. In Tatric, the solution is simply practice by exploiting the external energy through incantation.

Mani mantra, Vidya-sadaksari

What is incantation? That is esoteric words of Buddhas, of the great Bodhisattvas, from great insight Samadhi, be summaried from quintessence and marvel in universe.

In Sanskrit language, incantation is “mantra” and means protect mind from impurity and sorrow. So, we can understand simply that incantation is means in giving happiness, rescue from unhappiness. The use of incantation is described in many Tantric sutras. In short, there are 5 marvelous function : reverence (the person who dictates incantation is respected and loved by man, deity, evil, genie; benefits increasing ( raise normal life profits such as longevity, health, success), dispersing calamity ( calamity will be dispersed in progress from hard to easy, easy to disappeared); summoning ( gather all subtle power in universe); taming ( exorcise demon which is disappeared power finding way to harm man always). In Lakavatara Dharma festival, Buddha taught even great Bodhisattva must chant of mantras. From this incantation, it has still been kept and protected day and night constantly by 84.000 ganga vajra… Little evils must avoid this good man over 10 yojana and ghosts are impossible in disturbing.

Song Nguyen Tantra House at night

Following above marvelous things, we understand that it is so simple for “weapons” such as “mantra” to leave from sorrow in this world. It is just we practice or practice regularly or not? Normally, we often say “chant mantra”, different from “dictate ” which is reading aloud with bell or wooden bell in Vietnam pagodas. Chant means whisper in mind or speak in low voice just collar can hear. Chant mantra means practice regularly following the rule of mantra. Chant mantra has 6 ways shown in “Tantric oral decision” by Padma Sambhava in ” Diamond mind practice ” chapter :
– Firstly, chant diamond is chanting just for own necklace to hear.
– Secondly, chant with diamond rhythm is used in great result practise time ( the fourth stage of Tantric practice) .
– Thirdly, chant diamond secret is whispering in mind .
– Fourthly, chant like a wheel is imagining the words out of the mouth, into the stomach, then disappeared back to heart center.
– Fifthly, chant like a wreath of flowers is spining wreath of mantra flowers around syllables in heart center, then chanting unanimously while focusing on syllables.
– Sixthly, chant focusing on the sounds is chanting while own mind is focused on the sounds of mantra.

Lotus Flower Estrade in Song Nguyen Tantra House

The people who are starters in front of Tantric’s door usually do in the third and sixth way so that it is convenient and possible for walking, standing, lying, sitting. It is the same as medicine, the more valuable it is, the more taboos it has. When chanting mantra, must follow these rules : Do not stop chanting to talk with the others; do not chant with a high voice because of lowing power of mantra and non-people and ghosts will be scared and move; do not spit in public places because of interfere mantra power; ; sitting on Padmasana type is the best to chant mantra in 4 positions (straight back, horizontal shoulder, quite bendind neck, upward hands and putting on each other, tongue touch the mouth roof, look to nose direction). Those are necessary to know when chanting mantra shown by Padma sambhava in ” Correct crystal practice chain” chapter of “Tantric oral decision” book.

Above are things. About theory, the people who are unhappy and sorrowful notice these things. When prayers (the people chanting matra) chant, it is when stoping talking in the world, it is good for practice peaceful and pure words. When prayers seat on 7 points position (7-point-Padmasana), meaning decently and dignifiedly, it is keeping the body peaceful and pure. Noticeably, the prayers have pure body despite walking, standing or sitting. When the prayers focus on listening to the sounds of mantra, then do not think about life problems, will keep pure mind. When body, words, thoughts are pure , the self becomes Buddha. Buddha never has sorrow or unhappiness.

Bổn tôn Quán Âm Tứ Thủ

Kwan Um Bodhisattva – Four Attachments Kwan Um – Tibetan archetype

Above are the own strength of prayer, means basing on the self power.The strength of another means expecting in effection from Buddhas, the greats such as the great Kwan Um Bodhisattva, who helps us to stop worrying, this is impossible in considering. In the sutra ” The Vast, Great, Perfect, Full, Unimpeded, Great Compassion Hear Dharani”, Kwan Um Bodhisattva attested that when the living being dictate his mantra, all reasonable expectations will be fulfilled, if not he can be Perfect universal enlightenment, knowledge and understanding. That means incantation is the bridge to Kwan Um Bodhisattva, is the marvelous signal aerial from his world. Therefore, the ascetics will be accepted wishes because of Kwan Um Bodhisattva’s marvelous aid..

When you believe that, the religious monk does not worry about normal life sorrows which all are sent to Buddha. Just do a simple thing is hard in dictating incantation. Then, own strength will have strength of another, strength of another will help own strength to be more diligent, destroy bad sorrows, win 4 types of ghosts, leave far away from the hell, like in point 4 of the sutra ” Great Eight Dharma”. After understanding and trusting, readers will decide the others things by themselves. May the person who has faculty condition fulfill wishes.
Nguyen Thanh

Translated by Mat Bich Hue


Original Vietnamese version: HƯNG VẬN TÂM THỨC

  1. Tantra Mikaya says:

    dear holy guru. thank you for your article and the translation. For my understanding, I took your article the following statement. Only when our body and mind, and also our thoughts are pure and clear, will we be Buddha. , It is in our power and independence that we learn diligently and meditate and clean our minds. Just as we daily clean our teeth, we should also do it with our mind. Through powerful singing of the mantra we feel the power within us. I am currently using The Green Tara Mantra for meditation which also stands for the power of health. my favorite mantra remains Om Mani Padme Hum. It is full of power and fulfillment, and I can sing with it. Our goal is to achieve enlightenment. To achieve this goal, we must recognize what we have experienced and what it is that is hidden behind the term “I”.
    At the end of a meditation, all positive impressions that have been built are given away to all beings, so that meditation can not become a food for the ego.
    What is special about Buddhist meditations is not only their diversity and the power of unambiguousness but, above all, the precision of the goal, fully adapted to a rapid achievement of liberation and enlightenment.
    Buddhist meditation must
    not be complicated or in long
    Retractions take place: Already
    few minutes a day can soon
    powerful results. I am working on this and I thank you for your wise words and valuable articles. May our holy Guru have a long life. Om Mani Padme Hum

  2.  Tantra Mahavita says:

    Querido Santo Guru  : Muchas gracias por publicar tan interesantes articulos. Necesitamos un cuerpo, mente , y pensamientos puros. Pero esto no es facil . Para lograrlo tenemos que meditar y limpiar nuestras mentes.Para ello podemos recitar el mantra OM MANI PADME HUM o el mantra a Tara …Que estan llenos de poder …Asi al final de la meditacion todas las impresiones que se han construido , se dan a todos los seres ,de modo que la meditacion no puede convertirse en un alimento para el ego. La meditacion budista no es complicada , solo unos pocos minutos al dia puede tener resultados poderosos. Hay que trabajar diligentemente en ello. Agradezco profundamente sus sabias palabras , Amado Guru …Que nuestro Guru tenga salud y pueda vivir muchos años para beneficio de todos los seres sintientes . 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

  3. Mật Bích Hạnh says:

    Dear holy Guru
    I have read your article
    Thank you so much for explanation about the mind movement in normal life. I understood the reasons and types of all sorrow around living beings.
    Therefore, I understood and believe that only Dharma can help us to avoid and leave from them. I also see the marvelous energy of Mani mantra. In fact, I experienced many amazing things from the strength of this incantation
    Taught and guided enthusiastically by holy Guru, I believe that we will have effective tools to have good life.
    May Guru and his consort live long for the sake of living beings
    May all living beings attain the happiness of Buddhahood
    Om mani padme hum

  4. Dear holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read your article: “MIND PROSPERS”.

    I would like to express my gratitude to you for your teaching about 8 types of unhappiness which are reasons of sorrow, the use of incantation and there are 6 ways to chant mantra. Therefore by practicing Dharma I can “Stop worrying and start living”.

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

    I am elated by Mat Bich Hue’s translation. May Mat Bich Hue achieve all wishes due to her diligent cultivation.

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  5. Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article. Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful and meaningful article.

    I have known that the main reasons lead all beings to suffer in this Saha world. All are from the mind, both happiness or suffering. As the Lord Buddha taught in the sutra of Dhammapada:

    “1. Mind is the forerunner of (all evil) states.
    Mind is chief; mind-made are they.
    If one speaks or acts with wicked mind,
    because of that, suffering follows one,
    even as the wheel follows the hoof of the draught-ox

    2. Mind is the forerunner of (all good).
    Mind is chief; mind-made are they.
    If one speaks or acts with pure mind,
    because of that, happiness follows one,
    even as one’s shadow that never leaves.”

    With your Bodhicitta and wisdom, you provides us the effective methods to practice the Dharma to avoid from suffering and enjoy the life with balanced mind so that we can live a happy life this life and get the ultimate bliss next life in the Pure Land.

    I would like to express my deep gratitude to you for your kindness and compassion.

    May you and your consort have a good health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    I also rejoice in the good deed of Mat Bich Hue who has translated your article into English. Her translation supports to flourish your teaching all over the world to uphold the Dharma.

    May Mat Bich Hue get all legitimate wishes and get joyful which arises on the path to enlightenment.

    May all sentient beings get the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  6. Tantra Upatissa says:

    Dear Guru
    I have read this article. It is a very interesting one. Thank you so much.
    May the Guru live long for the sake of all beings.
    May all beings achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

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

      “Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con đã đọc bài này rồi ạ. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc một bài viết sâu sắc và ý nghĩa. 

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy trụ thế lâu dài vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

      Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh thành tựu hạnh phúc của Phật tánh.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  7. Salvatore Antonio Fois says:

    Venerebol GURU;

    My name is Tantra Siramitra.

    Thank you for souch inspiring noleg  and practice it’s extremely profound!!

    May the Aryia Guru, have a very healthy and long life; for the well fare of all sentient beings.

    OM MANI PADME HUM……

    Faithfully.

    • Kính bạch Thầy!

      Con xin phép được dịch comment của đạo hữu Tantra Siramitra (Salvatore Antonio Fois) sang tiếng Việt như sau:

      “Kính bạch Thầy tâm linh tôn quý!

      Con là Tantra Siramitra.

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con đọc một bài viết sâu sắc và bài viết của Thầy đã truyền cảm hứng cho con trong việc thực hành pháp.

      Con cầu nguyện Thầy tôn quý khỏe mạnh, trụ thế lâu dài vì sự lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

      Om Mani Padme Hum.”

  8. Steve Rogers says:

    Dear Holy Guru

     

    I am Tantra Haramitra

     

    i thank you for your teaching, and give thanks for your outpouring of knowledge.

    The most significant section of your words were when you spoke about if I lack strength I should look to others for strength. This spoke heaps to me.

    I have been struggling a lot recently with PTSD and my studies have suffered and I have lost my way and strength. One of you followers has become my dear friend and she never gave up on me. She kept supporting me and in time I gained strength from that to enable me to spend more time within the teachings of the Dharma.

    i am not yet right but my learning has started to increase and therefore my sickness is slowly abating.

    for the first time in many weeks I spent time chanting and I felt my strength returning little by little.

    I thank you, Holy Guru and your follower for not giving up on me.

    May the holy Guru have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings. May all sentient beings achieve the happiness of Buddha ‘s nature.

    Om mani padme hum

  9. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for this enlightening article. It is good to know what and why we chant the way we do. I love reading and learning the ways of Buddha and the explanations to why we do the things we do. He truly wants us to explore the faith and make sure it rings true and I love this. Thank you so much for being my Guru and taking the time to teach me as you do. May you be well for the sake of yourself and all sentient beings, and may enlightenment reach you.

  10. Tantra Amishuta says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have reread this article and am going to chant in a different way. Previously I was chanting to a video on YouTube. Due to this fact I was chanting much louder than I should. It is good to go back and read articles I have already read because I get something new out of the article each time I read it. Thank you for being such a good teacher and showing dedication to Buddha, showing me the way to practice and teaching me the ways of Buddhism. May you be well for the sake of all sentient beings. Om Mani Padme Hum

  11. Tantra Mahadeva says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    Grateful for your article. Life is to be witnessed as it is. We need to allow the unfolding of life. By choosing the path of wisdom we can protect ourselves from suffering.

    Your words guide us out of the delusions of existence. Thank you for your kindness.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  12. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:
    Buddha is my life

    Dharma is my way

    Sangha is my Spirit.

    Respected Guruji, I bow my head at the lotus feet of Guruji.

    I am Tantra Nirvadeva.

    Guruji teaches in this article, the significance, proper positions and methods of  chanting the sacred manthra for the benefit of Dharma Practicioners.

    Every one expects to be free from sarrow which is caused by 8- unhappiness which in turn  cause 84000 sarrow.!

    Hence, Buddha taught in Dharma- Chakra- Sutra that after knowing the 4-Noble Truths to follow the noble Eight fold path, then the results of Buddha-way will be fulfilled step by step.!

    When chanting Mantras (Prayer)  done as taught by the great master Padmasambhava and Guruji, it will keep pure mind and all genuine Expectations of the practicioner will be fulfilled.!

    When body words and thoughts are pure the self becomes Buddha.

    Buddha never has sarrow or unhappiness.!

    The theme of this article is one should sincerely and diligently practice chanting manthra in the right view as Guruji teaches at Song Nguyen Tantra House and by Samyagdrishti Prabha samadhi by following the proper methodology of Vajrayana.!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Long live our beloved Guruji for upholding Dharma.

    Dr C H Lakshminarayan

     

    • Nguyên Thành says:
      Your comment is good. The actions of body, speech and mind are pure, practitioners are free from suffering and get the true happiness.

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