Nov 20, 2019

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SOME WORDS TO PAUL MONAGHAN, A PATIENT WITH CANCER ( Gửi đến PAUL MONAGHAN, một bệnh nhân ung thư)

SOME WORDS TO PAUL MONAGHAN, A PATIENT WITH CANCER ( Gửi đến PAUL MONAGHAN, một bệnh nhân ung thư)

Dear Paul Monaghan,

You have visited the website of chanhtuduy.com over a period of time. I am happy with your spirit of learning Dharma. I have learnt that you are suffering from cancer, one of the four terminal illness. I am deeply sympathetic to your physical health. I would like to share with you something about illness.

I wonder if there is anyone in this world who never gets sick from birth to death? I believe the number of such people you can count them on one hand. Illness is common. Although you get a cancer, one of serious illness but you are not the exception. The patients with cancer are growing every year. Experts estimate that by 2030, about 26 million people will be diagnosed with cancer worldwide each year and 17 million will die from it. The World Health Organization predicts that out of the 18 million people diagnosed with cancer in 2018, more than 9.6 million will die. According to the AP, the above information was released by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) of the World Health Organization (WHO) on 12 September. In 2012, experts forecast that in 2018, there will be 14 million new cancer cases and there will be 8 million deaths. Thus the new figure far exceeded forecasts from 6 years ago. Then you are not a special case! However, you are different from people with cancer, you are equipped with right thought about this situation and you are a guest of Vimalakirti castle in Song Nguyen Tantra House.

Dear Paul Monaghan,

The Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava affirmed that “do not consider anything as a failure”ything as a failure”

I do not discuss about the modern medicine related to physical treatment such as radiation therapy, chemotherapy. However, when a patient changes the way of looking at his illness, the suffering will be lessened. The Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava affirmed that “do not consider anything as a failure”. Therefore, in the viewpoint of Buddhism, the illness considers as an opportunity for practitioners to look back themselves in order to keep and develop the positive psychology, optimistic attitude and belief in the Dharma. In the last century, at modern time, doctor Guo Hui Zhen in Taiwan, wrote a famous book “Listen to the song of the Gangers river” due to her sick body with cancer. Then she took refuge in The Three Jewels with the dharma name of Dao Zheng who encouraged many people to study Buddha Dharma and to recite the Buddha’s name according to the methods of Pure Land school. Lama Thurten Yeshe, Vajrayana Guru practiced Dharma with his attendant, Lama T. Zopa and he passed away in the peaceful and pure state, which made a deep impression to Buddhists everywhere, and there still are many bright examples of Buddhist practitioners have healthy mind with the sick body.

Although you are not as noble as the mentioned Buddhist practitioners, I admire your frequency of reading article and commenting on chanhtuduy.com which is one of method to practice dharma by Song Nguyen Tantra House called “Samyagdrsti-Prabha Samadhi”. I deeply admire you! Even my learners or disciples who do not suffer from any illness and have a healthy body, but they are still lazy in reading and comments, causing me to remind them many times. I have to launch the movement of “comments are connection” with the rewards to encourage them to read and comments. Your actions show that you are sowing good deeds, you must reap good fruits.

The good fruits in Buddhism are not worldly goals or purposes but peaceful happiness this life and pure bliss next life. You can see how many people in this life can get the peace in mind? There exists eight sufferings surrounding us. They are the four sufferings of birth, aging, sickness, and death, plus the suffering of having to part from those whom one loves, the suffering of having to meet with those whom one hates, the suffering of being unable to obtain what one desires, and the suffering arising from the five components that constitute one’s body and mind. Human beings are also carried away by the eight winds: prosperity, decline, disgrace, honor, praise, censure, suffering, and pleasure. How can they control their sufferings if they do not have right view or practice Dharma? Now you are predestined to access to Buddhism, practice Dharma, it is sure that your mental health is enhanced gradually even though your physical condition has not improved yet. And the miraculous thing is that when you know the Buddha, follow the Buddha’s teachings, and practice Dharma; your peaceful happiness this life leads to the pure bliss next life. No one escapes from the death! However, the death will not be able to stop the Buddhist practitioners who have been practicing Buddha dharma from being reborn in the high realms. You should remember this as so to know that you are much luckier than those who are rich, having high positions but have not found the solutions to their sufferings.

There exists eight sufferings surrounding us. They are the four sufferings of birth, aging, sickness, and death, plus the suffering of having to part from those whom one loves, the suffering of having to meet with those whom one hates, the suffering of being unable to obtain what one desires, and the suffering arising from the five components that constitute one’s body and mind

Dear Paul Monaghan,

Above is the theoretical aspect, but on the practical part, I advise you to spend more time reading more articles and writing longer comments. Reading and comments is the mind dharma by Song Nguyen Tantra House, discovered by Guru, which brings great power from the light of right view, one of the Noble Eightfold Path taught by the Buddha. If you get right view at the level of reading comprehension on chanhtuduy.com, you will gradually get the full right view in four aspects (right view on worship, right view on reverence, right view on viewpoints, right view on liberation) in the state of present life and later in the state of intermediate Existence body (bardo). If you would like to understand clearly about right view, please read the series of “The mind dharma: Samyagdrsti-Prabha Samadhi” posted in English.

And finally, I base the following principle to teach you to resolve the affliction caused by suffering, it goes that “you benefit sentient beings, all beings benefit you”. This is done by the prayers you have made at the end of every comment. In addition, you practice praying when seeing any sufferings in this life as follows: “May all sentient beings free from sufferings and its causes” The last words I would like to share with you are that whenever you sit down with the peace in mind, you should close your eyes and imagine visualizing breathing out with the white light of compassion and sending out whatever will benefit all sentient beings on the out-breath. Then you visualize taking in the black light with the pain, evil and defilements of others with every in-breath. Just for 5 minutes a day, you practice patiently, diligently, confidently with the mind and heart full of compassion. After practicing for from 2 to 5 months, you should report the result to me. This is the visualization of “taking and sending” in the gentle way. I have not taught you the methods of “taking and sending” in the wisdom of anger because I do not know your spiritual background.

All for now, may you have a myriad things go according, a healthy body and peaceful mind.

May those with sick body who read this article and make internship or practice the methods what I have guided with their solid faith will get the good results.

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain.

19th November 2019

Thinley – Nguyen Thanh.


Vietnamese version: Gửi đến PAUL MONAGHAN, một bệnh nhân ung thư

  1. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:
    Dear Paul Monaghan,

    Please follow the advice given by Guruji, Thinlay Tanah of Song Nguyen Tantra House. ‘ A Healthy mind ina healthy body ‘ – s a quote ! In addition to taking medicines to keep up your body fit and comfortable, you have to follow the the Spiritual therapy suggested to you by Guruji to attain Nibbana,a state of condition where no suffering, no pleasure, except only Ananda, and to get peaceful death which automatically follows! as no body can escape death.

    If you are unable to do physically Samyag drishti Prabha samadhi, being in sick bed and always worrying about worrying your own suffering and not interested in any thing which is but natural to any body who is in your position ( incurable) disease), my humble request to you is to do at least meditation on Buddha as advised by Guruji.

    Wishing you all the best and comfort,

    With regards.

    Tantra Nirvadeva

    ( Dr C H Lakshminarayan )

  2. Neerajkumar Sumaran says:
    Dear respected holy Dhamma Guru,
    Thank you very much for providing beautiful teachings of the Blessed Lord. Dear Guru, The most fundamental problem in Buddhism is that clinging to a constructed self, along with numberless problems. Therefore the matter of mentally constructed frameworks is central in Buddhist discourse, with the first path on the eightfold path being “right view” there is two distinct levels of discourse regarding right views,1) which occurs at the conventional level 2) which is seen at the transcendent level of discussion. At the same time, the faith in other religions tends strongly in the emotional/devotional directions. In the philosophy of mind, here right view and correct faith become indistinguishable. Thank you very much for descriptive article. Sadhu sadhu sadhu

    Dear Paul, please act on the words of our Guru.
    May all sentient beings of this universe live with peace and harmony.
    Tantra Niwakuwa

  3. Tantra Mishataru says:

    Dear Guru, thank you for this message about the significance if commenting on this site chahtuduy. I will work hard in this area and achieve great merits.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  4. Dr C H Lakshminarayan says:
    Thank you Guruji for giving concurrence to my comments and suggestions to kalyanmitra Mr.Monaghan as per your guidance in relieving his suffering.

    Your’s sincerely

    Dr. C H Lakshminarayan.

  5. Dear reverend Guru

    I’ve read your letter to Paul Monaghan who is suffering from a life-threatening disease. How blessed he is to get attention from Guru! Although Paul Monaghan is suffering from physical disease but he is much luckier than many other healthy persons cause he’s got a chance to access the light of Buddhist Dharma and rely on a spiritual Guru who is more important than any doctor in the world cause he help curing our mind disease.

    The Buddha once taught that sufferings from the hell’s fire, from being animals or hunger in the realm of demons are nothing compared to ignorance (delusion). It is ignorance that keeps the sentient being rolling in the endless cycle of rebirth. Only a spiritual teacher could help stop this disease and liberate us from the samsara by giving us the light of Buddha’s wisdom. I really admire Paul for his great endeavor in reading and doing comments on chanhtuduy.com and at the same time, feel ashamed for disturbing Guru’s mind by our laziness. May we be more diligent in practicing Dharma as a gratefulness to the compassion Guru are giving to us.

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

    May Paul Moghana have health and be diligent in practicing the antidote bestowed by Guru to get the best result

    May Mat Tinh Phap soon overcome current difficulties and get success in the future.

    May all sentient beings be relieved from sufferings.

    Om Ah Hum

  6. Dear holy Guru,

    Thank you so much for the beneficial letter.

    May Guru have a long life for the benefits of sentient beings.

    Dear Paul Monaghan,

    Thanks to this letter from holy Guru, I would like to spread my appreciation to your spirit in Dharma learning. I deeply admire you. Though you are in illness, you still frequently read and comment on chanhtuduy.com while we ourself made Guru have to remind us again and again by many methods. I am impressed by what Guru wrote, that you are not an exception of being ill but you are so different from others. Because you have known Buddha, you have met and followed Buddha’s teachings through Vimalakirti castle. You have chance to get the peaceful happiness this life and aim to pure bliss next life. That’s such a great thing.

    With this valued letter which contains precious advice from Guru, I believe that you are encouraged to keep fighting as per the Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava’s teaching “do not consider anything as failure”.

    May you have diligence in following what Guru advise. May you have myriad things go according, a healthy body and a peaceful mind.

    May all sentient beings free from sufferings and its causes.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  7. Dear Holy Guru

    I deeply rejoice your letter to Paul Monaghan. I joyfully praise your virtue, wisdom, and Bodhicitta for guided Paul Monaghan practices Dhamar. I’m very happy with Paul Monaghan comment on chanhtuduy.com. I would like to express my gratitude for your teaching.

    May you and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient beings.

    May Paul Monaghan have good health and make progress on the path to enlightenment.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcoming difficulties in her life, and get advantages in the future

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

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  8. Mật Khuê Minh says:

    Dear reverend Guru,

    I’ve read this letter. I am delighted to see your virtue and Bodhicitta covering all sentient beings, including Paul Monaghan. I am really glad and admire his strong spirit in learning Dharma despite the fact that his health is not in good conditions. Conditioned disease is one of eight sufferings in worldly life. Seeing these sufferings, the Buddha had left his kingdom to seek for the path of liberation. I still remember your words in the article http://chanhtuduy.com/benh-duyen/ that: “Physical disease is a catalyst for the occurrence of “spiritual reaction” in positive direction in present and future.” Paul Monaghan is suffering from physical pains but he is blessed enough to know chanhtuduy.com, to know reverent Guru Thinley Nguyen Thanh together with a strong belief in Buddhist Dharma. It‘s the diligence in practicing the Mind Dharma “SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI” (read and comment) that helps him develop positive attitude which remarkably support the fight against this disease. Almost all of us have undergone sufferings but not everyone are lucky enough to meet a Kalyanamitra to know what suffering is, the method of stopping suffering and the path that leads to the end of suffering. Many do not experience physical diseases but they are infected with mind disease – that is “wrong view” caused by evil/fake monks – which is seen as a poison. It’s a luck of Paul Monaghan to meet Guru and get Thanh Tri prescription to dispel the suffering to live in equanimity this life and be reborn in the Pure Land of Amitabha next life.

    Your words to Paul Monaghan are also a warning to us, to let us know that we should treasure our precious body and diligently practice Dharma when we have yet suffered from diseases, for the benefit of ourselves and others.

    May Guru and your consort have health and live long for the sake of all sentient beings
    May Paul Monaghan be diligent in practicing the antidote given by Guru to soon overcome the disease
    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome current obstacles and be successful in the future
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  9. Mật Hòa says:

    Dear Guru,
    I have read this article already.
    Although being suffering from cancer, one of serious illness, I realize that Paul Monaghan is still extremely luckier than so many cancer patients out there. Even compared to normal people who are healthy but ignorant of the Dharma, then I find Paul Monaghan is still the luckier one. Because in a precious human life, a chance like “every hundred years, there is a blind tortoise leaks into the hole of a tree”, Paul Monaghan finally has became aware of the Dharma by being met the Guru. In addition, not only knowing the Dharma, Paul Monaghan also shows that he is predestined to Dharma by the belief in the Guru, the Buddha, the Dharma, and the Sangha, even though in adversity which shown through diligent reading of the articles and comments on chanhtuduy.com.
    At this moment, I not only deeply admire the spirit of overcoming difficulties of Paul Monaghan, but also feel ashamed to realize that I am one of the “learners and disciples who do not suffer from any illness and hace a healthy body”, but I am still lazy in reading and comments though you have had to use many ways to encourage us to do.
    I greatly appreciate all the teachings you give us!
    May Guru and his consort live long for the benefit of all sentient beings!
    May Paul Monaghan always keeps his “healthy mind” despite his illness by following the Guru teachings!
    May all sentients beings free from sufferings and its causes!
    Om mani padme hum!

  10. Totte Nordahl
    Totte Nordahl says:

    Dear Guru

    My best wishes to Dharma brother Paul Monaghan. May you conquer the suffering of cancer and may you find the way of following Holy Guru’s advice.

    May Guru live long for the benefit for all sentient beings. To end suffering.

    Dear Paul

    I have a body with all kinds of damage and illness. Compassion and a good sense of  humor are wonderful medicines

    May Mat Tinh Phap have the energy from all our prayers in overcoming her dificulties.

    May all be in good health and follow Guru’s advice.

    Dear Guru

    I am Tantra Mitraga and I thank you for speaking to my heart and thank you for the articles.

    Tantra Mitraga

    Om Mani Padme Hum

     

     

  11. Dear Holy Guru,
    I have read this article.
    I am delighted with Paul Monaghan who got a chance to access the light of Buddhist Dharma and can connect with Guru who is a spiritual doctor in this life. Despite being sick, he diligently reads the comment. As the word Guru taught, in the world, anyone gets sick from birth to death. And in case of illness, even the richer, having a high position but have not found the solutions to their sufferings. Only with Dharma practice, this is a good way to make your mental health is to enhance valuable even though your physical condition has not improved yet. This is like “No ones escape from death! However, the death will not be able to stop the Buddhist practitioners who have been practicing Buddha dharma from being reborn in high realms. ” I believe that with the helpful advice from Guru, he will have change this current, get peaceful happiness in this life and pure bliss next life. Thank you for your beneficial letter.
    May Guru and your consort live long for the sake of all sentient candidates.
    May Paul Monaghan has good heath and makes progress on the path to enlightenment.
    May Mat Tinh Phap soon overcome current and get success in the future.
    May all sentient who achieve the happiness of Buddha’s nature.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  12. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Dear holy Guru,

    I highly appreciate your noble effort to guide all beings free from suffering by practicing the easy and effective methods. You have limitless compassion to those who arre in need. Even though they have not asked for help, you are ready to support them and guide them to liberate from their problems. The solutions to the cancer which you guided Paul Monagan to practice for the freedom from suffering and get a ease on the path of enlightenment is really valuables beyond words. The antidote to the sick body with cancer is to make the mind pure by applying the treatment regimen of the Four Noble Truths in Buddhism to improve the healthy mind, which lead all sentient beings gradually free from suffering.

    In addition, you also give us a warning to look back ourselves, trying our best to practice Dharma diligently to get freedom from sufferings and get the state of pure mind for the worldly happiness this life and pure bliss next life. Time passes so quickly and it never waits for anyone. If we get stuck in worldly affairs with fame and money, we are digging my own grave of samsara. And we never end repetitive cycle of birth and death. This life and many lives after, we still cling to the suffering of the endless cycle of birth, death, and rebirth even though we are rich or poor, we are healthy or sick. Only when we can get the pure mind of Nirvana, the cycle of birth, death, and rebirth really end, all sufferings come to an end. We only can see the cancer with a sick body, we do not aware that our mind has been got a cancer for many lives from the past to the present. The treatment to a cancer mind is practicing dharma to get a pure mind.

    Thank you so much for your teachings and methods of the visualization of “taking and sending” in the gentle way. I have learnt the valuable lesson from your writing. We are so lucky and gratefull to follow your footstep on the path of liberation. I believe that Paul Monagan also feel lucky enough to connect you and get your noble teachings and guidance.

    I hope Paul Monagan follow your guidance to get free from all sufferings and I hope more and more people in the world can read your teachings and follow your methods so that their mind disease (mind cancer) can be cured soon and they get a ease on the path of enlightenment.

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

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome all current difficulties and get successful in the future.

    May Paul Monaghan have health and practice diligently what Guru has guided for the good fruits.

    May all sentient beings be surrounded by the blessings of the Three Jewels.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  13. paul yawney says:
    Dear holy Guru, I have read this article and it helps me to see my attitude is right for my situation. I have been brought back twice, my belief in the words of Buddha have helped me to live. Illness is part of life as is dying. the physical plane provides us with the lessons to learn to better our higher self.. I was in ICU. told I would need a walker, O2 maybe a wheel chair. I told them I would not. I walked out under my own feet no O2 and most of my meds no longer needed. My beliefs and my physical being was not ready to go.
  14. Tantra Najuma says:
    Dearest Guru,

    Thank you for a wonderful article on illness. I am currently working on an illness myself and your timely article was greatly appreciated. I love the way you gently remind us of dharma and the power we hold thru its teachings. At 72 I am entering on a journey of old age. It is comforting to know I have the dharma and your teachings with every step.

    Omani padme hum

  15. Paul Monaghan says:
    Dear Guru,  I find myself lost for words, which does not happen often.

    As I write this reply, I have tears of Joy’s for everyones kindness.

    I will take your sincere word and take on your recommendations. I lost my brother to cancer at a early age who I still miss him today.

    I refuse to allow cancer to take me away from my wife or my daughter .

    When I feel sorry for myself. I simply picture the Buddha. Then my self pity goes away, then I feel happiness and love.

    A massive thank you to my friend who I have never met Rose, who I find inspirational.

     

    A massive thankyou to the Guru.

    IPS I have never cried before because of the kindness and love from people that I have never met. Thank you one and all.

     

  16. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    My name is Tantra Sagovana.

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Thank you for explaining about different types of suffering and the eight worldly winds, and for explaining to us that right way to control suffering is to have Right View and practice Dharma.

    We will get the Right View by reading and commenting on articles on Vimalakirti room chanhtuduy.com.

    Thank you also for explaining how to pray when we see any suffering in this life.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome the difficulties at present and get successful in the future.

    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)

  17. Mật Nhị Khang says:
    Dear holy Guru!

    I am excited to read your letter. Anyone can be suffer from depression, but who learnt drammar can do with higher standard felling. Man must be acceped because of cause an effect. No one can past from the four sufferings of birth, aging, sickness, and death, but affirmed that “do not consider anything as a failure” making the way leading pure mind, healthier and so on.

    May Paul Monaghan can pratice yours advice to get healthier in nearly two and five months.

    May Guru live long for the benefit for all sentient beings,  to end suffering.

    May Mat Tinh Phap soon overcome current and get success in the future.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  18. Tantra Pramitdhita (Josh Hacker) says:
    Holy Guru, thank you for sharing this article. It is full of wisdom and compassion. We are so lucky to have a wonderful teacher as yourself.

    Paul Monaghan, you are my dharma brother and I am full of joy to see that you are still willing to put up a fight. Never give up! It is my wish that you find peace, love, and freedom from suffering and it’s causes. Your courage is an inspiration to all of us, thank you.

    Om mani padme hum 

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

    May all sentient beings find freedom from suffering 

  19. tantra mahavita says:
    Dear Saint Guru: Beautiful letter referring to the illness of Mr. Paul Monaghan. Having access to the teachings of the Dharma and also having a spiritual master … surely Mr. Paul is very fortunate … despite his situation … Only A Spiritual Master can help us in these circumstances. I am ashamed to alter the Guru’s mind for our laziness. May we be more diligent in the practice of Dharma as thanks to our Guru for his tremendous compassion. That Mr. Paul be healthy and can practice the take and send with a heart and mind full of compassion. May all beings find the Nature of Buddha .OM MANI PADME HUM
  20. Mật Thuận Liên says:

    Dear, Paul Monaghan

    I have read letter to Pau Monaghan who is suffering from threatening disease. You know that you are very luckier than other people when you recieve the light from Buddhist Dharma and advice from a spiritual Guru who is more important than any doctor in the world.

    I think you had better practice comments on page Chanhtuduy.com because it’s the best way you can connect to Buddhists who exit everywhere in Universal and help you have healthy mind with the sick body.

    On the other hand, the good fruits in Buddhism are not worldly goals or purposes but peaceful happiness this life and pure bliss next life. And the last, you should follow principles of our Guru everyday.

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

    May Paul Moghana have health and be diligent in practicing the antidote besttowed by Guru to get the best result.

    May Mat Tinh Phap soon overcome current difficulties and get success in the future.

    May all sentient beings relieved from sufferings.

    OM AH HUM

  21. Jason Cook says:
    These are deep words, with significant meaning for many a reasons to me. I find that there is much wisdom to be had, in remaining consistent with learning to be at ease instead of riddled with dis-ease. Disease is an affliction of the body, but the body is of the mind. We live not one life, but the life of many that we imprint upon, and the stories we leave behind remember us, even if not all are glorius. I thank you for writing these words, and I enjoyed this article. Good luck Mr. Monaghan, perhaps fate will be kind with your wishes.
  22. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Paul Monaghan sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con ngạc nhiên, tràn ngập cảm xúc hoan hỷ, cảm phục và nghẹn ngào không thốt nên lời khi đọc bài viết của Thầy. Cảm xúc này hiếm xảy ra với con trước đây.

    Khi con đọc những dòng comments, chia sẻ của các huynh đệ, những giọt nước mắt hạnh phúc rơi xuống vì con cảm nhận được lòng tốt của mọi người.

    Con xin tuân theo những lời chỉ dạy chân thành và từ bi của Thầy. Con đã mất người anh vì căn bệnh ung thư khi còn trẻ và đến giờ con vẫn còn nhớ anh ấy. Bản thân con, con cố gắng sống và điều trị để căn bệnh ung thư không cướp đi người chồng và người cha của vợ con con.

    Khi con cảm thấy buồn tủi, con chỉ quán tưởng hình ảnh của đức Phật. Và những cảm xúc tiêu cực đó tan biến, con lại cảm thấy hạnh phúc và yêu đời.

    Con cảm ơn người bạn con chưa gặp mặt, Rose, đã động viên, sách tấn con.

    Tận đáy lòng, con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy

    Đây là lần đầu tiên con khóc trước lòng tốt, sự từ bi và tình yêu thương của những người mà con chưa từng hạnh ngộ.

    Con chân thành cảm ơn Thầy và tất cả mọi người.

     

     

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

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I’m grateful for your letter. While reading this, I keep imagining the sad chapters of human life, the sufferings, the illness, and death that we often ignore. Even though I have little experience suffering from illness, at a certain level, I can feel the pain that my Dharma friend, Paul Monaghan, is enduring.

    I realize how little control we have over our bodies, especially those critical aspects – heart rate, blood pressure, hormones, or the development of cancer cells. Indeed, I am only a guess lodging in this body and have little authority over it. Even the doctors, pharmacists, and Buddhist practitioners have their illness.

    However, thanks to the Dharma I learned from the Guru, there is one aspect that I do have total authority over – my mind. When practice Pure mind Yoga, I find myself with less “diseases” of the mind. I realize the benefit of having a healthy mind that nothing can take it away. The Guru has taught: “when a patient changes the way of looking at his illness, the suffering will be lessened. The Guru Rinpoche, Padmasambhava, affirmed that “do not consider anything as a failure.” Therefore, in the viewpoint of Buddhism, the illness considers as an opportunity for practitioners to look back themselves in order to keep and develop positive psychology, optimistic attitude, and belief in the Dharma.” And “No one escapes from the death! However, the death will not be able to stop the Buddhist practitioners who have been practicing Buddha dharma from being reborn in the high realms.”

    I rejoice with my Dharma friend, Paul Monaghan, diligent practice. I pray for his continuing diligent practice in accordance with the Guru’s teaching. I pray, may all sentient being’s sufferings be pacified

    May the Holy Guru and His Consort have good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings. May my Dharma friend, Mat Tinh Phap overcome all hindrances at the moment and find untangling in the future. Maay all sentient beings attain the happiness of Buddha’s nature.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  24. Mật Diệu Hương says:

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read this article already in both Vietnamese and English.

    This article is immensely meaningful for not only Paul Monaghan but also all readers, your learners and disciples!

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

    May Paul Monaghan have a myriad of things go according, a better health, and peaceful in mind!

    May those with sick body who read this article and make internship or practice the methods what Guru have guided with their solid faith will get the good results!

    May the light of the Dharma enlighten everywhere!

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

  25. Sam Green says:
    Very good article. Bless you
  26. Mật Thủy says:
    Dear Holy Guru,

    Thank you for your beneficial letter with your merciful care to us, your disciples, followers and readers.

    Dear Paul Monaghan,

    I am sympathetic to your physical illness. However, you are and be going to have sound mental health and even getting better for your diligent reading and commenting on chanhtuduy.com. As long as you have a spiritual remedy as our Guru taught you from this letter, I believe that you are going better from suffering, both physically and mentally. That is what our Dharma brothers and I have experienced.

    Anyway, I deem that everyone all has the mind cancer – the ignorance – for many many lives. Fortunately, we have the precious opportunity to cure it in this life thanks to our Guru, so that we could to be free from suffering forever.

    Also, thank you Paul Monaghan as a good chance for this Dharma lesson by our Guru.

    May all sentient being’s sufferings be pacified.

    May the Holy Guru and his consort have good health and longevity for the benefit of all sentient beings.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome all hindrances at the moment and find untangling in the future.

    Om mani padme hum!

  27. Mật Chánh Tấn says:

    Dear Holy Guru!

    I would like to express my rejoice to read your letter to Paul Monaghan. I joyfully praise for your virtue, wisdom and Bodhicitta to give clear guidelines to Paul Monaghan in the path of practicing Dharma. 

    Dear Paul Monaghan!

    I would like to express my admiration for  your diligence as you still frequently read and comment on Chanhtuduy.com although your physical condition may not be good. There are many people who could have money, have power but they still get illness from psychological state, physical state or from both. Among those pains and suffering, the scariest thing is the illness of wrong view – the cause that make us wandering in this samsara. Fortunately, we have the opportunity to learn Pure Mind Yoga with the teaching from holy Guru. Under holy Guru’s instruction, we have the opportunity to practice Renunciation, Bodhicitta and Emptiness in such simple and beneficial methods. I believe that as you follow deeply to the Holy Guru’s instruction, you could have developed positive psychology, optimistic attitude. And from that, you could share such positive energy, the right view you have got from Chanhtuduy.com to other people and let the true happiness in the right orbit round the correct doctrine of the Buddha could flow to other’s life. I believe by praying for or making other people happy, you would become happy too.

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

    May Paul Monaghan practice diligently which the Holy Guru has guided for the good fruits.

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome all current difficulties and become successful in the future. 

    May all sentient beings be surrounded by the blessings of the Three Jewels.

    Om Mani Padme Hum!

  28. Mark Alley says:
    Dear guru,

    Thank you for this excellent and uplifting teaching.

  29. Dear Holy Guru,

    I am delighted to read this letter. Thanks to your teachings I understood that no one could escape from sufferings, and in the case of Paul Monaghan, it’s the suffering of physical illness. However, we – Guru’s disciples, are much luckier than others because we get to know about Dharma and able to practice Dharma under Guru’s guidance, the way to achieve the real bliss. By reading and writing comments everyday on chanhtudy.com – one of six methods of Yoga Thanh Tri (Pure Mind Yoga), we can have a right view and keep positive thoughts, optimistic attitude and be ready to cope with all the difficulties might occur in our lives.

    Dear Paul Monaghan,
    I sympathy your sufferings now and I hope you can follow and practice frequently the method Holy Guru has taught. May your health will improve better soon.

    May Holy Guru and his consort live long for sake of all sentient beings.
    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome current obstacles and be successful in the future.
    Om mani pad me hum.

  30. Sati says:
    Dear,Guru having read your compassionate insights i found it Quite Interesting !
  31. Carlos says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thanks for sharing and guiding us the last moment of crossing to the Bardo stage. May all sentient being be happy and free of suffering

  32. Ralph Keating says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this story about Paul Monaghan.  It is a reminder of the importance of learning and practice.  And thank you for sharing methods of effective practice.

    Dear Paul,

    Thank you for being an inspiration for others.  Your health and well-being will be in my prayers.

    Much Love,

    Ralph Kearing

  33. Tantra Mashinaga says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for this article. I also thank you for caring so much about our fellow disciple Paul Monaghan and his fight against cancer. I know Buddhism doesn’t cure all our illnesses but instead teach us to live with our illnesses and still practice the dharma. I pray that Paul stays practicing the dharma and listens to the guru.

    May guru live a long and happy life

    May all beings be free of suffering and attain happiness

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    Tantra Mashinaga (Mark Hamilton)

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

    May Paul Monaghan get well soon. He may get all favourable conditions to practise the method of meditation mentioned by Guru in this article. Difficulties in life are opportunities for us to stay stronger mentally. Thank you Guru for explaining the new method of breathing meditation.

    May Paul Monaghan get healed soon and get enlightened.

    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.

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

    my name is Tantra  Ashihata.

    I thank  you for this article  may you continue encouraging us to practice dharma so that we be happy and have a healthy body and mind so that we will have the right view in all our endeavors. There is an English word that stated practice make perfect yes we are in perfect human but with you grace and teaching one day will be enlighten.

    May Guru live long for the seek of happiness of all sentient being and may all sentient being free from suffering

    Om mani padme hum.

  36. Tantra Amitara says:
    Dear guru

    Thank you for this article. I bow my head on your lotus feet.

    I prey  for Paul Monaghan. I am very thankful for this very simple and easy translation. We all go through suffering day by day. Great master thich nhat hang has said “if there is no mud, no lotus flowering will take place”.so without suffering how can we know that -what is causing me to suffer, how can we let go it. It gives us learning experience. I am thankful for guru who always take care of us.

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

    May all sensient being attain enlightenment.

    Om mani padme hum

  37. Mật Tịnh Hải says:

    Dear reverend Guru

    I’ve read your letter to Paul Monaghan

    I really admire the spiritual endeavor of Paul Monaghan who is suffering illness but still place his belief on Guru and Dharma.

    Dear Guru

    The Buddha taught that the suffering (birth, aging, illness and death) are inevitable features of human life. He also taught about the impermanence, how all things rise and pass away, in which the illness is part of that rule. The illness rises if it has full conditions and will cease if there are no more conditions. Even Budhha suffered from physical illness and insults as an example for natural features of this karmic rule:

    « Many folks are ill-behaved

    But I shall endure abuse

    As elephant in battlefield

    Arrows shot from a bow” (Dhammapada Sutra)

    But he’s still patient, joyful and accepted all pains and sufferings without any affliction which thanks to that, he totally entered and abided in the freedom of mind.

    As for sentient beings, all diseases originate from the accumulation of negative energy in this life and many previous lives as well, just like the principle of causality. The physical disease rises from mind disease, then it leaves physical pains that add to increase the seriousness of mind disease, like an endless cycle.

     “This exists when that exists

    This originates from the origination of that

    This does not exist when that does not exist

    This ceases from the cessation of that.”

    Hence, the root of all diseases is mind disease and the only cure that Guru gives to Paul Monaghan as well as to all of us (who are also going to suffer from physical illness) is to “reflecting ourselves in order to maintain and develop positive psychology, optimistic attitude and belief in the Dharma”. This comes along with the Buddha’s teachings that: “Light the torch and go for yourself with Dharma”; “It’s better to live for a single day seeing Supreme Dharma than living a thousand years not seeing Supreme Dharma” (Dhammapada Sutra).

    Thank you for writing this letter. For Paul, that’s the benevolent attention of and encouragement from Guru. For us, it’s the warning about the mind disease we are suffering. Your letter is a message to all of us: Let transform unfavorable conditions into a support for our practice. Don’t let favorable conditions become hindrance to our practice.

    May Guru and your consort have health and live long for the cause of Buddhist Dharma propagation.

    May Paul Monaghan soon overcome your physical disease

    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome current difficulties and be successful in the future

    May all sentient beings be relived from sufferings.

    Om Mani Padme Hum !

  38. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    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 đã viết bài và cho con được đọc bài này.

    Con cầu nguyện cho đạo hữu Paul Monaghan sớm khỏe mạnh. Đạo hữu ấy có nhiều thuận duyên để thực hành , diễn tập phương pháp Thầy ban cho trong bài viết này. Những khó khăn trong cuộc sống sẽ là cơ hội cho chúng con trở nên mạnh mẽ hơn.

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã luận giảng về phương pháp mới, phương pháp quán tưởng Ngã Tha Hoán Chuyển.

    Cầu nguyện tâm bệnh của đạo hữu Paul Monaghan sớm được chữa lành và đạt được giác ngộ.

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

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ khổ đau và đạt được giác ngộ.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  39. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Con chân thành cảm tạ ơn Thầy vì sự để tâm, hết lòng chăm sóc học trò của Thầy, cụ thể là đạo hữu Paul Monaghan, giúp đạo hữu  ấy chống lại căn bệnh ung thư.

    Con hiểu rằng đạo Phật không giúp chúng sanh chữa lành thân bệnh nhưng giáo lý Phật đà giúp chúng con kiên cường sống với bệnh tật và lấy bệnh duyên là động lực để thực hành pháp. Con cầu nguyện đạo hữu Paul Monaghan tinh tấn hành pháp, tuân theo chỉ dạy của Thầy.

    Con cầu nguyện Thầy thân tâm an tịnh, trụ thế lâu dài.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ khổ đau và đạt được hạnh phúc.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Con – Tantra Mashinaga (Mark Hamilton)

     

  40. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Ralph Keating sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc thư gửi đến đạo hữu Paul Monaghan của Thầy.

    Lời dạy của Thầy nhắc nhở chúng con về tầm quan trọng của việc học và hành pháp. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã chỉ dạy phương pháp thực hành hiệu quả.

    Thân gửi Paul Monaghan,

    Cảm ơn đạo hữu đã tinh tấn hành pháp và tạo động lực cho người khác thực hành pháp. Tôi sẽ luôn cầu nguyện cho sức khỏe của đạo hữu.

    Con – Ralph Keating

     

  41. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã viết bài và chỉ dạy chúng con để chúng con chuẩn bị cho thời khắc cuối cùng vượt qua trạng thái thân trung ấm.

    Cầu nguyện tất cả chúng sanh đoạn trừ khổ đau và đạt được hạnh phúc.

     

  42. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

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

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con đã đọc những lời chỉ dạy trí tuệ, sâu sắc thấm đẫm bồ đề tâm của Thầy.

    Con thấy vô cùng lợi lạc.

     

  43. Mật Diệu Hằng says:
    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con xin phép được dịch comment của bạn đọc Mark Alley sang tiếng Việt như sau:

    Kính bạch Thầy!

    Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã cho con được đọc những lời dạy trí tuệ tuyệt vời và tạo cảm hứng này ạ.

     

  44. Mật Đăng Tâm says:

    Dear holy Guru!
    I am delighted to read this article and I am glad because the precious spiritual medicine that  Holy Guru gave the reader Monaghan, a patient with cancer.
    I understand that, almost people have a serious disease in mind but they do not know or do not care. So i think, despite having a healthy body, they were just like paper giants. Think of Monaghan, even though he is seriously ill but he is luckier than many many others because he finally found a true refuge, he finally found a talented doctor who treats the mind, the source of suffering. There are a lot of people out there still wander and suffer like children who lost their mother. May Monaghan treasure and regularly take the precious medicine of Holy Guru.
    May Holy Guru and his consort live long for the sake of sentient being.
    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome his current difficulties and be successful in future.
    Om Mani Padme Hum

  45. Paul Bradley says:
    Dear Guru

    im Paul Bradley in the UK and a late starter in the wisdom of Buddhism and the Dharma. The letter to Paul , and to everyone, is inspiring and I would love to continue reading and learning more about the positive aspect of Buddhist ways.
    I will try and get into the habit of breathing and meditation practice to bring inner peace and thinking to my daily life.

    thank you for your inspiration

  46. Mật Hải (Andy Do) says:
     

    Dear Holy Guru,

    I have read your article with equal compassion for all sentient beings, as this article’s object is readers Paul Monaghan – a cancer patient. Although I am healthy at the moment, I feel the pain and the barriers caused to Paul by his illness in daily life. We sympathize with Paul’s suffering and praying that he will overcome this difficult situation soon. Fortunately, Paul is now fortunate to receive the good dharma of “taking and sending” you have mercifully taught to him. I believe that thanks to the blessing of the Three Jewels, through the Guru’s teachings, with faith, devotion and diligence in practice, Paul will soon be cured.

    I sincerely pray to the Guru, the Three Jewels blessing him. I also wish to dedicate some merit from my Dharma practices to Paul. May that be the strength to help him firmly believe in the path of enlightenment ahead.

    Namo Guru!
    May the suffering of all beings be pacified.
    May Mat Tinh Phap overcome the present difficulties and untangling in the future.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

     

  47. John Budan says:
    Blessing and Grace to all who participate in the healing of our human condition,

    Thank you for sharing your own experience and those of Paul, whose story shows so clearly that we are not this body which is born and will die, but rather, the eternal essence of Life which was never born and cannot die. What we are or this essence is, I cannot say, but finding our equanimity amidst the turbulence of maya, samsara and even terrible illness in the Buddhist path is a beautiful thing.

    Baruch Bashan

    Thank you,

    John Budan

     

  48. Mật Diệu Trang says:

    Kính bạch Thầy.

    Tôi rất vui mừng khi đọc bài viết này.

    Tôi thực sự ngưỡng mộ với nỗ lực tinh thần của Paul Monaghan, người đang bị bệnh nhưng vẫn đặt niềm tin vào đạo sư và pháp.

    Om mai padme hum.

  49. Tantra Sutradaka says:

    Revered Gurujee

    Om mani Padme Hum

    I bow before your lotus feet

    For very many days I am not commenting on the articles. I feel ashamed and remorse for my inability to do so. The reason is partially because of my inactivity and partially external restrains and constrains. These days I am staying at Patna with my daughter. A few days, or about one month ago there was a torrential rain in my state that caused unprecedented flood in my state in general and at Patna and Biharsharif in particular. On the roads there there was chest deep water. At Biharsharif flood water entered into my house and I was compelled to go to my college every day from Patna, which is about 95 Km. my Patna house. It becomes a very tiresome journey as I have to change several means of transportation including about 3/4 Km. of walking. The roads are not very smooth that’s why it becomes very tiresome. I become too helpless to read the article shared by you and comment on them. On my mobile often I read the article in the way but can’t comment because of the mental fatigue and the pain of the body.

    Guru jee yesterday I received the article shared by you from my friend. Whole day I was thinking how to write. After coming back from the college I slept after dinner with a deep sense of remorse of not writing the comment as well as not read the article at least one a day. It was a pleasant surprise that I woke up by 1.30 in the night. I wanted to sleep but could not. I took it boon in disguise. I opened my laptop and read your shared article in one stretch.

    This is a brilliant article that spots light on the triviality of the sufferings of life to which a common man gives great importance and attention, which causes greater strain to the human mind due to ignorance. I would like address Paul Monaghan, through this comment, who is facing a great pain, stress and strain as well as mental agony due to his cancer.

    Dear, Paul Monaghan the same mental agony erupted when a lady lost her only son in his childhood. She virtually became mad because of the unbearable pain of her son’s death. She ran from pillar to post to save the life of her son but in vain.  After his death she wept before every saint, priest or deity of her village to make her son alive, but no one could do it. Someone told her that Buddha has arrived in the village perhaps he could help her. Anticipating a ray of hope, she reached the place where the Buddha was staying with his disciples. At the very sight of that old lady the Buddha understood her problem in hand. When she came near to Him she narrated the entire story and requested him to make her son alive. It was morning. The Buddha was calm and full of compassion for her. The rays of compassionate sympathy when dawned on her she felt composer and peace in the anticipation of the positive solution. But her grief was enormously great. She repeated her question to the Buddha again and again. The Buddha listened to her very patiently and said I shall make your son alive, do not worry. The old women become very optimist. She touched the feet of the Buddha. Then he said, “There is a condition for that. You will have to fulfill one of my requests then I can make your son alive.” The old women replied in hast “I will fulfill all condition to make him alive. The Buddha smiled and said, “You please bring a handful of   mustard seeds from the house where no one has died.” The old women become very happy thinking it a very easy and child’s play. She could not understand the gravity of Buddha’s words. She rushed out to bring the mustard seeds. In some houses mustard seed was not available and where it was available, someone had died in that house.  From dawn to dusk she wandered around house to house but could not get the suitable house from where she could get some grains of mustard. She was tired physically, exhausted and worn out from within but she was calm, quiet and satisfied. The tide of anxiety, bewildering questions, painful feelings, and sorrow for bereaved son was coming down. She was realizing the reality of the life. She understood that death is inevitable. Those who have born they have to die. Some die earlier and some late after growing old. Sooner or later everyone has to leave this world for one’s final abode. Hence there is no need of lamentation.  The First Noble Truth was making its way to her mind. Serenity was appearing on her face. The sense of attachment with is son was getting evaporated. After Buddha’s counseling she came out of the grave grief and realized that in this mundane existence death, bereavement, ailment, unpleasant events will reoccur again and again as these are the outcome of our ignorance based acts which lead us to repeated birth and death and consequently suffering. Now, in such a situation weeping, crying, remorse and lamenting are useless and futile. once the Buddha has said neither in the sky nor in the middle of an ocean nor in the caves of mountains one cane escape from death and the consequences of one’s evil deeds. (Dhammapada) After a brief dialogue with the Buddha the women, whose son was died at early age, after being satisfied, left for her home. Her positive attitud for life emerged.

    Paul Mongham, in the same way you too should adopt a positive attitude in life. Life is immortal march of the body till one attains Nibbana, the emancipation. It hates aging. The so called death is taking rest when mind and body is extremely exhausted, tired and worn out.  After shedding off the fatigue of the past, man resumes its next journey with more strength, vigor and zeal that starts from his child hood with a new body.

    Dear friend, though we have not seen each other, but we both are connected through the thread of the Dhamma and our Holy Guru with whom we both are related. In such a situation your suffering becomes mine too, as I am vicariously experience. This empathy is caused by the friendly feeling (Metta Bhavana). Now it becomes my pious obligation to get you rid of your mental suffering. In fact all the sufferings reside in the mind. They crop up in the mind, grow in the mind torment the mind and die in the mind. That is why once the Buddha has said Chittena niyate loko, means mind creates the world. What you think that appears in the world. In the opening Gatha of the Dhammapada, the Yamaka Vaggo says “mind is the fountain head of all the good and the bad actions.”… If you do any work with happy and pious mind, the happiness will follow us like our own shadow. This is the reason our Holly Guru always asks us to be positive. For that he provides us the modus operendai. He has given us the Mani Mantra. If you chant it, even in the mind, it will ward you of a lot of perils and problems. It is our mind that that becomes happy or pensive.  If you become indifferent of the unwanted situations and do not notice them, they will not affect you. Because pain and problems will not give you tension if you do not pay any heed to them, as they are ineffective without your attention. For that it is essential to keep your mind fill with positive thoughts. One more thing, recalling your good deeds from the past is one way to alleviate your suffering in the present. Above all Pure mind Buddhism develops a positive approach in us. Guru has given us a tremendous device to surmount our sufferings. Let us utilize it in driving away the agony of life. Everyone has to leave this transient world. Do not worry; be happy for our previous births and our pious deeds that we have taken birth in human form and for having being the disciple of the Guru, the Buddha of our time.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    May all sentient beings be happy

    Long live our Guru along with his consort

    Tantrasutradaka

    Avinash Kumar Srivastava

     

  50. Tantra Sutradaka says:
    Revered Gurujee

    Om mani Padme Hum

    I bow before your lotus feet

    For very many days I am not commenting on the articles. I feel ashamed and remorse for my inability to do so. The reason is partially because of my inactivity and partially external restrains and constrains. These days I am staying at Patna with my daughter. A few days, or about one month ago there was a torrential rain in my state that caused unprecedented flood in my state in general and at Patna and Biharsharif in particular. On the roads there there was chest deep water. At Biharsharif flood water entered into my house and I was compelled to go to my college every day from Patna, which is about 95 Km. my Patna house. It becomes a very tiresome journey as I have to change several means of transportation including about 3/4 Km. of walking. The roads are not very smooth that’s why it becomes very tiresome. I become too helpless to read the article shared by you and comment on them. On my mobile often I read the article in the way but can’t comment because of the mental fatigue and the pain of the body.

    Guru jee yesterday I received the article shared by you from my friend. Whole day I was thinking how to write. After coming back from the college I slept after dinner with a deep sense of remorse of not writing the comment as well as not read the article at least one a day. It was a pleasant surprise that I woke up by 1.30 in the night. I wanted to sleep but could not. I took it boon in disguise. I opened my laptop and read your shared article in one stretch.

    This is a brilliant article that spots light on the triviality of the sufferings of life to which a common man gives great importance and attention, which causes greater strain to the human mind due to ignorance. I would like address Paul Monaghan, through this comment, who is facing a great pain, stress and strain as well as mental agony due to his cancer.

    Dear, Paul Monaghan the same mental agony erupted when a lady lost her only son in his childhood. She virtually became mad because of the unbearable pain of her son’s death. She ran from pillar to post to save the life of her son but in vain.  After his death she wept before every saint, priest or deity of her village to make her son alive, but no one could do it. Someone told her that Buddha has arrived in the village perhaps he could help her. Anticipating a ray of hope, she reached the place where the Buddha was staying with his disciples. At the very sight of that old lady the Buddha understood her problem in hand. When she came near to Him she narrated the entire story and requested him to make her son alive. It was morning. The Buddha was calm and full of compassion for her. The rays of compassionate sympathy when dawned on her she felt composer and peace in the anticipation of the positive solution. But her grief was enormously great. She repeated her question to the Buddha again and again. The Buddha listened to her very patiently and said I shall make your son alive, do not worry. The old women become very optimist. She touched the feet of the Buddha. Then he said, “There is a condition for that. You will have to fulfill one of my requests then I can make your son alive.” The old women replied in hast “I will fulfill all condition to make him alive. The Buddha smiled and said, “You please bring a handful of   mustard seeds from the house where no one has died.” The old women become very happy thinking it a very easy and child’s play. She could not understand the gravity of Buddha’s words. She rushed out to bring the mustard seeds. In some houses mustard seed was not available and where it was available, someone had died in that house.  From dawn to dusk she wandered around house to house but could not get the suitable house from where she could get some grains of mustard. She was tired physically, exhausted and worn out from within but she was calm, quiet and satisfied. The tide of anxiety, bewildering questions, painful feelings, and sorrow for bereaved son was coming down. She was realizing the reality of the life. She understood that death is inevitable. Those who have born they have to die. Some die earlier and some late after growing old. Sooner or later everyone has to leave this world for one’s final abode. Hence there is no need of lamentation.  The First Noble Truth was making its way to her mind. Serenity was appearing on her face. The sense of attachment with is son was getting evaporated. After Buddha’s counseling she came out of the grave grief and realized that in this mundane existence death, bereavement, ailment, unpleasant events will reoccur again and again as these are the outcome of our ignorance based acts which lead us to repeated birth and death and consequently suffering. Now, in such a situation weeping, crying, remorse and lamenting are useless and futile. once the Buddha has said neither in the sky nor in the middle of an ocean nor in the caves of mountains one cane escape from death and the consequences of one’s evil deeds. (Dhammapada) After a brief dialogue with the Buddha the women, whose son was died at early age, after being satisfied, left for her home. Her positive attitud for life emerged.

    Paul Mongham, in the same way you too should adopt a positive attitude in life. Life is immortal march of the body till one attains Nibbana, the emancipation. It hates aging. The so called death is taking rest when mind and body is extremely exhausted, tired and worn out.  After shedding off the fatigue of the past, man resumes its next journey with more strength, vigor and zeal that starts from his child hood with a new body.

    Dear friend, though we have not seen each other, but we both are connected through the thread of the Dhamma and our Holy Guru with whom we both are related. In such a situation your suffering becomes mine too, as I am vicariously experience. This empathy is caused by the friendly feeling (Metta Bhavana). Now it becomes my pious obligation to get you rid of your mental suffering. In fact all the sufferings reside in the mind. They crop up in the mind, grow in the mind torment the mind and die in the mind. That is why once the Buddha has said Chittena niyate loko, means mind creates the world. What you think that appears in the world. In the opening Gatha of the Dhammapada, the Yamaka Vaggo says “mind is the fountain head of all the good and the bad actions.”… If you do any work with happy and pious mind, the happiness will follow us like our own shadow. This is the reason our Holly Guru always asks us to be positive. For that he provides us the modus operendai. He has given us the Mani Mantra. If you chant it, even in the mind, it will ward you of a lot of perils and problems. It is our mind that that becomes happy or pensive.  If you become indifferent of the unwanted situations and do not notice them, they will not affect you. Because pain and problems will not give you tension if you do not pay any heed to them, as they are ineffective without your attention. For that it is essential to keep your mind fill with positive thoughts. One more thing, recalling your good deeds from the past is one way to alleviate your suffering in the present. Above all Pure mind Buddhism develops a positive approach in us. Guru has given us a tremendous device to surmount our sufferings. Let us utilize it in driving away the agony of life. Everyone has to leave this transient world. Do not worry; be happy for our previous births and our pious deeds that we have taken birth in human form and for having being the disciple of the Guru, the Buddha of our time.

    Om Mani Padme Hum

    May all sentient beings be happy

    Long live our Guru along with his consort

    Tantrasutradaka

    Avinash Kumar Srivastava

     

  51. Chris Granger says:
    Amazing.
  52. Matthew Franzen says:
    Thanks and praises, harmony and Blessings Great Master Bodhisattva…!

    I have heard it said before that “it is through the opening of the wound that the light is able to enter”

    This has been my experience.

    The greatest stories ever told are about the heroes ability to walk with Grace and dignity through great suffering and even death in the Sea of samsara.

    Most people will never experience the great success that only comes with immense suffering that is accepted with grace and dignity.

    Your words Great Master Bodhisattva are an inspiration to us all..!

  53. Momen Mohamed says:
    Dear holy, respected and honorable guru,

    I bow my head down for you! Je baisse la tête pour vous ! Ich neige meinen Kopf für Ihnen! Inclino mi cabeza por ti!

    Cám ơn rất nhiều for sharing this article with us. I wonder what a fabulous, unique and outstanding heart you have ! You take care about all the disciples and always try as much as you can to decrease their illness, grief and sadness. Really we’re lucky because we have a guru like you between us ! This article confirmed my points of view about the illness. Since I didn’t ever see the illness as a bad thing. I always see that it purifies our bodies, souls and hearts. And finally after your permission I’d like to greet Mr. Paul and I wish he could get rid of the cancer soon and complete his life happily. Cám ơn rất nhiều again dear holy guru.

    May you have good health and live long for the benefit of all sentient beings.

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

    May the pandemic caused by corona virus soon end

    Om Mani Padme Hum

  54. Tyrerhonda says:
    That is a great article talks about visualization and breathing out compassion and healing when saying that mantra which is the medicine buddha and breathing in the black light of all beings issues and sickness so they can be healed. Kind of what I see
    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Please more read! By the way, where are from?

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Please, if You don’t mind my saying so : Who are you? It’s because You don’t call my Guru or Friend’s Vajrayana. Why not? Think that it is a lack of culture.

  55. Tyrerhonda says:
    I am from North Carolina,  USA
  56. Tyrerhonda says:
    I am being called towards the healing nature.. I have had many dreams of Buddha and the medicine buddha.
    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      You wrote it as about Christians, I didn’t like! What is a medicine Bhushda?

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      Our Bhudha told us method of Pure mind through meditation, and no anyway!

  57. Tyrerhonda says:
    But through meditation and the practice of Buddhism can a person find this self  gift?
    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      What is your kind of meditation?

      • Nguyên Thành
        Nguyên Thành says:

        Let’s notice: We are a Thanh Tri instutute for phsychology resarch and Yoga application, no temple or another spiritual place!

      • Nguyên Thành
        Nguyên Thành says:

        You said that you see a vizua..meditation, it meand a your seeing but it isn’t practice. This is very far into the true!

  58. Dhan Singh Ravi says:
    Dear Reverend Guru ji,

    Your valuable advice to Mr Paul Monaghan is quite inspiring lesson to us all readers. Of course , pain , suffering and illness are indispensable part of our life. Today or tomorrow we  all have to experience them in our life  . Pain and fear of illness can be lessened, if not finished at all, with positive attitude , practice of Damma and meditation.

    Thanks a lot for such a valuable lesson

    May all sentient being be happy.

    Highly obliged yours.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      I agree with your idea: “Today or tomorrow we all have to experience them in our life . Pain and fear of illness can be lessened, if not finished at all, with positive attitude , practice of Damma and meditation”.

  59. Jason says:
    I have watched so many lose their life to Cancer….it does not discriminate. Thank you for sharing Paul’s story and may Paul be blessed. Wishing you much healing🙏
  60. Petra says:
    Dear Holy Guru

    I thank you for sharing this article about mr Monaghan. Some people think that illness, disease wont ever come to them. They think they are immortal. That they are to important, to rich to die or to get ill. Illness doesn’t care who you are or what you or who you know.

    I have always believed that if you are in a bad place with your thoughts, it can make you ill. I have had depressions and anxiety because a let my thoughts and fears control me. But when you learn to accept that they are there, you control them.

    May mr Monaghan feel the peace and calm from Guru’s teaching

    May you have a blessed and peaceful day

     

  61. Tantra Sumaka says:
    Dear holy guru!
    Thank you for this article, I really like this article .
    I will work on it.
    May Guru live long and have good health for the sake of beings
    May beings be free from suffering and have enlightenment.

     

  62. Brian Audinett says:
    Dearest Guru,

    thank you for this article, some of us need this constant reminder, not that we are not interested, the highest interest is liberation from birth and rebirth yet I falter a lot in Dharma practice. Thank you dearest Guru for your constant guidance, thank you for reminding me, thank you for your precious time and work. Whenever I see any suffering in this life,I will remember your words, “May all sentient beings be free from suffering and it’s causes”. This article will serve as the foundation of my practice. I have saved it to reference it as much as possible. Om mani padme hum.

    • Nguyên Thành
      Nguyên Thành says:

      It’ s very good to you pray “May all sentient beings be free from suffering and it’s causes” when whenever you see any suffering in this life” That is you will remember my words!

  63. Brian Audinett says:
    Dearest a Guru, Thank you. May you be healthy and have a long life fir the sake of sentient beings. Everywhere.
  64. Jess says:
    I start chemo next month. Thank you.
  65. jingo says:

    thanks for our teaching because it enlighten us and strengthen our soul thanks very much

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