Jan 11, 2019

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Thanh Tri – The 2nd Mind Dharma: SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI – Part 1: INTRODUCTION

Thanh Tri – The 2nd Mind Dharma: SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI – Part 1: INTRODUCTION

Part 1:  INTRODUCTION

Thanh Tri Master – Thinley Nguyen Thanh – Director of Thanh Tri Institute of Psychology Research and Yoga Applications

In the last comment, I did not accept the appellation of “Tantric Master” that Mat Hanh Giac named me, thus I have replaced it with a more appropriate title: “Thanh tri Master”. This new appellation is accordant with the program that has been approved by the Vietnam Union of Science and Technology Associations (VUSTA). We are now officially recognized as the Thanh Tri Institute of Psychology Research and Yoga Applications with license from the Ministry of Science & Technology granted on March 16, 2018. In 2016, we became member of UNESCO, known as the UNESCO Club of Research and Application of Tibetan Yoga. This is the reason why you should call me “Thanh tri Master”.

Thanh Tri Master – Thinley Nguyen Thanh – Director of Thanh Tri Institute of Psychology Research and Yoga Applications

So what does “Thanh Tri” mean? If written in capitalization, this word refers to the name of a science organization like our Song Nguyen Tantra House. If written in non-capital letters, it is a dialectical spiritual science based on the Buddha’s wisdom. “Thanh tri” should be perceived as the goal of this Yoga which aims at Pure Mind and Discernment (can be shortened as Pure Mind). In a recent response to Mat Hanh Giac’s comment, Mat Hai used the word “Discerning Mind” which is not complete. Now relying on the wisdom of Buddhist saints, particularly the Padmasambhava, I would clarify the true meaning of “Thanh tri” or “Pure Mind”.

Pure Mind means the mind that is free from eight worldly concerns: fame-disrepute, praise-blame, gain-loss, and pleasure-pain). Those who have not passed beyond these eight preoccupations are seen not to have pure mind. In non-Buddhist sects, followers are guided to do good deeds, avoid bad deeds to please God or Alla with a hope of a rebirth in celestial realms. Therefore, their mind remains impure though having good thoughts. For Buddhist practitioners, they also think and do good but their ultimate goal is to obtain Pure Mind, which is not good nor bad. It is called the Mind of Bodhicitta.

So “Pure Mind” is skillful means to attain ultimate end of Buddhist practitioners in general and Pure Mind Yoga in particular. The word “Pure” in Sankrit is “Sangha”, both noun and adjective, which accordingly refers to Buddhist practitioners, both monk and layman. Therefore, the quality of a Buddhist practitioner should be examined based on his natural purity, which can be considered a dialectical spiritual criterion.

From those points on, I should be called “Thanh tri Master” or “Master of Pure Mind” because I’ve been leading you on the path of Pure Mind with the basis of Buddhist Dharma. After 25 years of research, survey, practice, application and acquirement of good results, relying on the wisdom of Buddhist saints, especially Guru Rinpoche, Avalokiteshvara and Dakini, I have invented six methods of spiritual practice (referred as “Six Wonderful Dharma Gates”), namely:

1/ Eight Dharmas of Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels (Eight methods of relying on the Buddha)

2/ Samyagdrsti-prabha Samadhi (method of spiritual practice on seeing-understanding in the light of Buddha’s wisdom so as to make means and wisdom indivisible)

3/ Uninterrupted Offering (method of spiritual practice on making offering uninterruptedly, not missing even one day)

4/ Lotus Walking Dharani (method of spiritual practice on reciting mantra following footsteps to accumulate spiritual power)

5/ Meditation on Bodhicitta (method of spiritual practice on meditation (both Samadhi and Vipassana) on Bodhicitta to cultivate pure mind)

6/ Five Degrees of Deity Yoga (a practice of simple visualization of fully enlightened being at the fifth degree, which prepares for next degrees).

In reference to the practice of body, speech and mind, they can be categorized as follows:

-Eight Dharmas of Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels and Uninterrupted Offering belong to the practice of Body

-Lotus Walking Dharani belongs to the practice of Speech

– Samyagdrsti-prabha Samadhi, Meditation on Bodhicitta and Five Degrees of Deity Yoga belong to the practice of Mind(wisdom).

These are my heartiest words, especially for a method of spiritual practice named Samyagdrsti-prabha Samadhi which I would present in detail in Part 2!

A rainy afternoon on the peak of Phu Van Mountain, January 10, 2019

Thinley – Nguyen Thanh

 Translated by Mat Hue Phap


Vietnamese version: Đệ nhị Tâm pháp Thanh Trí: CHÁNH KIẾN QUANG MINH TAM MUỘI Bài 1:  LỜI NÓI ĐẦU


Thanh Tri – the 2nd Mind Dharma: SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI

Part 1: INTRODUCTION

Part 2: WHAT IS RIGHT VIEW?

  1. Tantra Upatissa says:
    Dear Guru,
    Thanks for sharing this article.

    I feel very good after reading the explanation given for title ‘Thanh tri Master’. Also many thanks for inventing six methods of spiritual practice which would help all beings in attaining pure mind by practicing diligently. Your 25 years of practicing  Pure mind yoga wholeheartedly and diligently shows your happy and blessed life. May you spread this pure mind yoga across the world for benefit of other beings.

    May Guru and his Consort live long for benefit of others and get enlightened.

    May all beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Con hoan hỷ được đọc luận giảng của Thầy về danh xưng Đạo sư Thanh Trí. Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã phát kiến lục diệu pháp môn giúp cho tất cả hữu tình đạt được tâm tịnh khi tinh tấn hành pháp. Sự lợi lạc của yoga Thanh Trí được minh chứng qua sự thân giáo của Thầy. Sau 25 năm tinh tấn thực hành yoga Thanh Trí,  y báo của Thầy rực rỡ với cuộc sống hạnh phúc,  thong dong tự tại đầy ơn phước. 

      Con cầu nguyện cho giáo pháp yoga Thanh Trí được lan tỏa khắp muôn nơi,  mang đến lợi lạc cho tất cả chúng sanh. 

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

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

  2. Dear holy Guru,

    I take delight in reading your new article on “Thanh Tri – the 2ndMind Dharma: SAMYAGDRSTI – PRABHA SAMADHI – Part 1: INTRODUCTION”. Through your teaching, I now know the true meaning of “Thanh tri Master”, of which “thanh tri” or “pure mind” refers to “pure mind and discernment”, a top goal that Thanh Tri Yoga heads to. This is a dialectical spiritual science relying on the basis of Buddha’s teachings (wisdom) that Guru would love to introduce everyone with all your heart.

    I also understand that “Pure mind” indicates a state of mind that is free from eight worldly concerns which is the ultimate goal of Buddhist practitioners (i.e not good, not bad, but it’s the mind of Bodhicitta). Hence, the quality of a practitioner should be assessed or examined through his natural purity.

    Besides, just like the definition of Yoga which is the unity of body, speech and mind, your six spiritual inventions (Six Wonderful Dharma Gates) are skillful means (upaya) that help the practitioner to combine his actions of body, speech and mind flexibly, of which: Eight Dharmas of Taking Refuge in the Three Jewels and Uninterrupted Offering belong to the practice of Body; Lotus Walking Dharani belongs to the practice of Speech; Samyagdrsti-prabha Samadhi, Meditation on Bodhicitta and Five Degrees of Deity Yoga belong to the practice of Mind(wisdom).

    Thank you for your reasoning that helps us gain more knowledge of the holy appellation “Thanh tri Master” and “Thanh tri Yoga” (Pure Mind Yoga) so that we could learn and act rightly, particularly further treasure your compassion for us. My heartfelt gratitude to you for this beneficial Dharma sermon.

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

    May all sentient beings drink the Dharma nectar and be surrounded by blessings of the Three Jewels

    Om Ah Hum

  3. Abrar Bhatti says:

    Dear Guru ji,

    I congratulate you for becoming “Thanh tri Master” that is a stage of high enlightenment. and it is because of your services and practicing the Dharma. Thank for teaching us about The Pure Mind. I will be learning to discipline and purify my mind through my Guru’s compassion & wisdom.

    Mettā

    Tantra Rahlahu

  4. Tantra Sagovana says:
    Dear Guru,

    Thank you for sharing this article.

    Having a pure mind is a necessity for a Dharma practitioner to make progress in the spiritual path.

    Thank you for teaching Pure Mind Yoga and inventing Six Wonderful Dharma Gates.

    May all sentient beings be free from suffering and get enlightened.

    Om Mani Padme Hum.

    Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan)

    • Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Kính bạch Thầy! 

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

      Tâm tịnh là điều cần đạt được đối với hành giả đạo Phật để tiến tu trên hành trình tâm linh. 

      Con cảm tạ ơn Thầy đã chỉ dạy cho chúng con yoga Thanh trí và phát kiến lục diệu pháp môn. 

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

      Om Mani Padme Hum. 

      Con – Tantra Sagovana (Ahmed Khan). 

  5. Albert Ortega says:

    Dear Guru,

    I really enjoyed the article. I understand why you chose your title to be something else. I enjoyed the way you laid out your method of spiritual practice. I look forward to reading the next installment.

  6. Mật Tuệ Tín says:

    Mô Phật!

    Mật Tuệ Tín hoan hỷ với thiện hạnh của đạo hữu Mật Huệ Pháp trong việc chuyển ngữ bài viết của vị Thầy sang tiếng Anh. Cầu nguyện tất cả bạn đọc trên thế giới tiếp cận các bài dịch trên chanhtuduy.com để được nương tựa vị Đạo sư Thanh trí, thực hành Phật pháp nhằm an lạc đời này, cực lạc đời sau.

    Cầu nguyện Thầy Cô khoẻ mạnh và trường thọ vì lợi lạc của tất cả chúng sanh.

    Cầu nguyện đạo hữu Mật Huệ Pháp hanh thông thế sự & thành tựu mọi ước nguyện.

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

    Om mani padme hum.

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